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 >"~  </^  s������������**CAa&3&������*  s*  ���������-/*#  &<*���������-*.  d  .1 rlrli  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND. B. C. TUESDAY,  JULY   24th,   r9oo.  . in   *>   11       1 ��������� ,,. -  ������������������  Cheap  Gfoceyies  Flour  And  Feed  1 j,  AT  ��������� ��������� ��������� L X   J    ��������� ��������� ���������  CUMBERLAND; B: C.  A moat digressing accident occurred in Up. 6 shaft, Saturday, on  which L. C. McDoiM^l flilong and  favourably;" know* %' tb* town,  lostW lift. Froi^ whit can be  learned, it ������pp^rttih������t ft Nellist,  $>��������� &*& ' Gtoj'TOjjte-.bwttiee-  man, aj$,I*. ���������, %Jtol������������lf, carpen-  fer,^re^omng%%;pljitforin in  the air tbaft^ repairing ii* ni id wall-  When about half way down the  shaft, a amaU Btrearnef # gas be-  came ignited. Nellift? ihouted to  McDonald to hold on naHd. then  a heavy explosion took place about  40   feet    above ���������'  / j breaking-  through the midwall^ wilh a  con-  Nicholfes & Renouf, Ld.  61 YATES STREET,    VJCTORIA, B.C;  HARDWARE, MTLL AND1 MINING" MACHINER^ $  AND FARMING    AND   ;DAIRYING   IMPtfEMEKTS r  'otf AIX KINDS. "- ' -������--*Vv:'   ^"^V^'^^V^-'NSt.  Agents foi McCormicic Harvesting Machinery.'"-*    _' - ���������*'*&?  Write for price- and particular?.    P. O. Drawer 563'.'-^ if   ���������  ^;?@???^^^^.^^^;^>g^ ���������^p^sgsa^jg^a*^?������;  euttion sufficUnt to break the pit-  bead doors oTtr the -������ain shaft.  In the darkness two mferf sp* >ke on,  tho ���������Ugiog; but J^r fMcDonald  was misting. The othef two were  hoisted safely to the' tojp, and as  soon a* powible^ Mr. Soiihewa, the  colliery manager witaY Mr. Mc-  Knight and BeveraVOwi p**descend*  ed iue uiain abaft antfltuhd there  mains* at the bottoui. tne poor fel*  low having fallen abou4   300  feet:  It would appear thftt IB the excite*  ���������   V       ' ,        '^7i:^r "  raent of the' moment, be stepped off  ' the side of the , ���������tagiul, 'for   there  whbjio vibration o$1ih������ ulatform, a  can of ml a^nd-^ihe^^^^workmg^  1 tools all being fuuivcjl in pUce on it  'wn������-n > ben the ^im.ce was,.' read*-  use sometimes very doubtful means  of bringing the juveniles within  their fold. To the Chinaman his  religion is a sacred thing���������the attempts to convert him in British  Columbia have demonstrated   this  ��������� fact���������but when an attempt is made  not only to rob him tof hia religion  but of,his offspring, he very reasonably rebels. Modern history  has phown us' to what extremes men will go to protect faitn  and fatherlaud, and tho������e who  read intelligently will not be aston ���������  lsbed that even the heathen Ch -  nese have some of   this   comnieiid-  . able.spirit iu ti eoi. If Cnmiian  missionaries wih persist iu intmu-  ing themselves upon these people,  ttye mifesionurieB should under-tand  :' that'they do it at their own   risk,  .and that shhuld harm befall them  in their o-ver-zealousness to accom-  plish their ends, the nations) from  which they hail will hot be called  upon to'avenge the so-called wrong.  If this reasonable proposition were  once clearly understood there  would be less trouble and bloodshed. The teachings of Confucius,  when impartially and intelligently  tudiedJ have much   t >   couimend  ��������� t     <.  ttieui, and those who live up to his  p.ecepts and example* will be| ob-  - servers of the sound".' old7 .doctrine,  ."Do unto others asyou wou'd tbey  ; w������ ������uld do unoy ou." The out-look  : ui the present war is anything , but  f\  P  \i  CHINA '  - MATTINGS -  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer<use, prices:  15, 2.0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  English Linoleums   -* -. -  6. 9 and 12   feet wide from  50c. per square yd up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths,' $1.00 and $1.25 per f-quare  yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  8     SAMPLES  OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION.  Weiler Bros.  u-  $  VICTORIA,  B:    C.  fc^gggggg^^^G1^ eSS������  feV  DINNER SETS  TEA SETS  shows that there   wits   little ,fir������.  immediately  nex;t  them-,   A jur,y_  wa������"--^mpaiielled    , bj,    Coroner,  Abrams 'the   sarne^ evehing,   who  viewed the remains    The,: i nqut it  will take place Tueiday 24th.   Tne  funerabtoofe place-1. Monday,, aiid  the deceased'who: was ���������cBiember of  Cumberland   L. O. L.,    I. O, 0. F.  and other lodges,"had as^large , f-1-  lowing^of jmemberi-as well as personal.friends to the  grave i in. the  Presbyterian~ Cemetery   at   Sand-.  wick, Rev." Mr. Dodds   ofEciating.  The coffinTahd hraree^was, covered;  with'flowers,'the gifts;.of ,friends,  and .the esteeni in; which .the   late  departed -' was- held, iwaS   evident  from the mournful  reeptct ��������� shown  in   the   last   sad   obsequies. , His  widow is prostrated with grief  at  the= shocking  suddenuegfl   of   bis  death.  doubuui il Cnns i:ni,v will thus  'be-advunced.- .. Wuat would be the  fate of a Cainese missionary who  would venture iiito this country  to force his religion upou our  .people ?���������Economist"  -j  We   have a few*left and must clear  them  | out at Bargain Prices.    Crockery ware,   Glassware, Tinware, Agateware, Woodenware.  LAMES.  Hanging Lamps, Hall Lamps, Table Lamps  etc.,"etc.> at  I C, J. Moore's, Cumberland.  If tA ' .   - - - /  Lord Salisbury, in a;TSpeech the  other day, handled the present  troubles irr China in a very practical manner. "There is ho doubt  that the missionaries pi Christian  denominations, as Hio Lordship  pointed out, are the cause, of the  mischief. They invade the land of  the heathen Chinee, and ; try to  force their religion upon a people  whose traditions and history Tioiig  ai:te:date   Christianity.     .The   iri-  HO.W ROWING STROKES DIFFER.  If    He Follows    Tried    Principles the  Average Oarsman Can Become Proficient.  From N--w York Times.  If ike embryo oarsman should take seriously all that is fcaid about thj diffvr-  enoi> between the so-c Hed Engl sb long  stroke and the shorter and quicker American stroke, he never would become pro-  . ficknr. As a matter ot fact, there is as  muck Short rowing in England as there  is in this country'. The difference is n< t  na i->na]r but t>okly one between good  rowing and b.d row.ng. In theory th re  ia only oue perfect stroke, and eniy  co.ich who uuderwt.ndc his bu-ine^s  knows it, but tbe difficulty ie ia imp.rt-  ing the kuowlcdge and putting it iu to-  practice.v-.'  A laug stroke is not necessarily a slow  -one,, though it is n >t possible to exc ed  a certain limit without sacrificing length,  on account of the time mc asarily consumed in the different operations con-  nectid with, the beginning, finish and recovery.  There is nothing gained by a good b -  g'nniug if the m-mentum acq;iri-d is to  be let go of at once. As long as the  ���������trokc ia held en to, the pace -w.U cou-  tinuj without extra exertion, !;ut immediately the oars are taken out of the  watgjC'-vlKft;-. speed begins to slacken, and  the,:ro;<ii:.;ngr'forwaTd^thspfc;:-invariably ac-  c.>n p niee' abort'rowing, bringw-the. ;b������at  tha d fferent elylee of strok s. There  are so many strokes nowadays that the  vaxi us coaches' names have been attached to a 'certiin sryle ot rowing, which  in some minor detail differ from the re-  gu'fltion style of row.ng, which, after  all the succe sfu] craw ad -p*r, allowing  that it haj> tried a variety of ttrokes xm-  succeebfuUy. A fow y<jars .-go most  every crew was rowing w'i it w.is k lown  as the Cook slrok", with more or les^?  modifica ions, and unti aft r Yale's tin*  successful contention against the E:ig!ish  c-ews on the Thames, the average oirs-^ ,  man thought it was imivosbible to row  any other but the so-called Cook st -ok \  When Bob Cook, Yale's' famous rowing  coach, returned from England after the  American crew was beaten, he acknowledged that his theory w������is wrong in several technical parts, and advised the  adoption of the stroke as old as rowing,  with 'the additional points made necessary by the advent of the sliding seat.  If a crew wi h the n^c ssiry p"iys:c 1  qualifications  could     follow ' the   salient  particulars in a btroke that will send a;  boat along as fast, as it is possible 11 do.  with oars, it would be only a question of  strength and endurance as to the winner.  This stroke embodies the following poin V ;  In the catch slide well up, back etraig"' -%  chest thro\yn out, arms straight, slightly a  bent over.    This will give a reach of six'  inches beyond the toes,  and places^ihe"  back in proper angle for a quick he.i /e,' *  or snap, as it is more generally callecl. ' "',  The legs are still held in their,position*   '  while the body is  thrown back'4with' a'  quick   snapf    This  gives   a   firm   catch.  Then the legs come in for the long shove, ,  with the arms still straight. ' '  ;   When tbe slide  is done the arm stiU  -straight, close to the side, finishing four  inches from the'stomach, with a-quick-  drop of the hands. - The holding oh of the  arms to  the' body and legs is done^ to  stop the settling of the boat. ..On    th������.  recovery the body is still straight.    Th������/  arms after the quick drop are shot out  straight. ..Ten the body drops over quick- L  ly after'the arms.    The body bends for- .  ward and ihe legsjd-aw up si >wly so ;-~a  not to stop the run of the boat, and givos,  the lungs a chauce\to fill for the next ^  -stroke.'      v     " <        '  This (makes 'the" stroke  graceful, and  ^enay'j;. the'back1 and legs do the < lifth-g-' ���������  'cTwJUttftthel stpmach^ec, "us������,the; bend'-is. -  from the hips.   "The head is at all;"times'  erect, as the head plays a prominent pu\ fr  in the stroke. , "' \  While this stroke is tlie only one for   -  crews; in' the opinion of   most coachen������ '  the rigging of the boat is' one of the mo.-t  important points to be looked after. , The  angle of the oar in putting in and out of   '  the water to get the power in the rignt  place,  the angle  of the  footboards,  the*-  height of the seats,     and    many  other   .  things combine to make speedy and easy  rowing. '  The average oaxsman imagines that he  lifts on the. end of his oar about 20ft  pound-������ though for a fact he does not lh������  half that much, but even such a pu������l  would bend his oar four and one-half- ���������  inches out of the true, which is nidre-  than any oar is sprung during the prW  gress of a Tace. Any man lifting DO  pounds on board will pull 127 pounds ������n>  the fulcrum and 37 pound"? on the blade,  which would spring a good stiff oar three  inches. By these figures it will be seen  that it will take eight men to lift 720  pounds on the handles, 1,016 pounds on.  the fulcrum, and 29G pounds on the-blade.  This shows if the rigging is not properly  adjusted for a good lift and the oar is not  bent how little power is really being  put into a stioke. Eight men lifting the '  above weigLt at tlrny-four strokes to tbe  minute under fair conditions will row a  mile and a hall eclos* to seven minutes.  AN INVADING ARMY.  The whole di?t:ic is overrun  with a host of ratvrpiliars. They  are .is yrredy as locusts and as numerous as R xrrs, ;>n ' ev- ry g-e<m  tlvng disap; e rs l-eforei lieii horde- ���������  From aii paits'i-f the distr ct t e  story is the Hiime, with thy slij; t  variation a-1 times that they are  worse in some places than others.  alm<-st to ;a stan-Istill   before the next'    We publish a formula   which    will  perhaps slightly check   their   des-  etrdke-'i^:ready to be g'ven. The long  stKk;y ;iff the 'vindication-of the sliding  seat,'and the object of every coach should  be   to   attain  the  maximum   of  length  tiusion is repulsive to the almond   I wish the minimum of effort.  Coachere frequently overlook th' fac*  eyied^ race, who look'upbju the "foreign devil" aione as much to hp  dreaded as is his .Satanic.majesty,  of Bible lore to the Christian world.  These/ no doubt, well-intentioned  missionaries find it difficult to op-  perate on the Chinaman or woman  that a 140-pound man cann<t drive a  five-'nch blade through the w -ter as f;:st  as a man weighting 168 p-vund*. They  apparently do not understand why the  lighter man rows short, or is late at the  finish. Half,, or even three-quarters, of  aft ihcb trimnied oflf the edge of his blade  :^t-old quickly--mend the trouble.  The crew- that catches the beginning  qui k Bt, holds it longest, and brings its  k of mature ytars,   and   L������uce . they ' oa������ out oleanest, te the one who never  /' ��������� t*e\a the wash of an opponent's rudder.  Column* have b^a written regarding  tivctlo .    If not. perhaps  s-ou.e <>f  he k������:r sene compounds may   be of  j-eryice:  Copper su'p- ate,. ... ... .4 lbs.  Fresh unslacked lime,. . .8 lbs.  Paris grten, 8'-ozf������.'  vVater..'.'........... .40 gals.  Wa.er.-lack ihe lime,/ ciis-'-lv������  bulphaie in separate vessel?, h -n  mix and add Pas's green. ^P iv  with spr -y p inp, ^r syringe. A^ix  in-a wooden or eart henw.a-e vessel..  nM  >,?������  -."'til  '- ������*'Si\  ���������  4%;  ��������� --fit  "    '''-21  ������'Vv i-\  /���������^.sWi-ml  1   ��������� i' {I  \^\ /ft  A)  ft*  :A  -A-  FOIR.  70MA  .A.  Sj^.i^,  BY  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  lurhor of "A Woman's Love,"  '���������Woman  Against Woman,"  '���������Her Fatal Sin," Etc.  *&^oM  to  to  to  if  CHAPTER   I.  "MOVF.V aova?,ci:d to axy amount.'" ,  "I'xfiisr* mo, my dear ntadain, but  "what y<;!i propi/se is (julle impossible.  I'/U's'iK-s^! is buwlue.-s. li is $L rule 1  havo l.iid down iu life, never to ailm.-t  sei������tiineTit into a cash transaction, and  I can't ucp-art L'roni it."  ''IJuf, sir, it' I could only porsu.ide you  lo have confidence "  "In Av]i:ttV T';:nlon me if I interrupt  von, bnt in what? 1 trade in mqii'Sy:  ���������and -what yo'i,propose to me ha.s simply  reli.tion to tlie transfer of that exoeed-  'ir.gly source, but ai all times useful,  -article. You produce a case of jewels-  very handsome jewels in I heir wiy���������  remarkably handsome, but not worth by  .'one-h:i!f the sum you ait desirous of  rais'na upon tliem."  ,    "Not   by   one-hair?"  "Well, -well���������not by one-third.    I.have  told you  the amoi.nt I am prepared   to  Advance."  "It's   not   enough!     1   must   have   ft  -tliouscind pounds.     I have pressing: need  'fii one thousand [w>mids."  __'���������You are "not peculiar in that resp<--:t.  T assure you-     Now, if your husband���������"'  "My husband!*'  "I. perceived, when you removed your  V:oves just now. t'liat you wore a \v-"d-  ���������di'Jii- ling���������a  widmv. perhaps?"  "Yes, you are rijrbr���������I am a, widow."  'i'liit; was sa'd with a certain hesitation,   slig-ht   in   itsoif,   but   sufficient   to  If  renmrked.  'Al-cm!     I  see no good in our pro-  l-'i'-.;>u:.: fhis interview. I advertise to  .'idvanoe money to any amount���������you wall  viulerstaud. to any amount���������to persons  ������-i respectability and trustworthiness,  ���������vpon their own security, the sex of'the  ���������J'pjilicauts of no consequence, and the  ���������strictest secrecy to be relied upon.' You  V'opcse a security ;vb'icli is not sufli-  tieiit for the sum you require. You  h:\vp no friend who will become, re-  sjwmsiWc   f01.   t'nG   icnvaindcr?"  'TSus was said j:i  a tone of inquiry. '  "J have no friend."     ' ������������������    . ���������  "A::cl sot the whole affair fVills  Ihrouch. Yo-u. i-efn������:.> to give me -your  uamo: ������nd bavr* v.nf--!ls yc.i eveo shown  me your face. I deal in money, as be-'  fore said: and, so far from straining at  a gn-ir con. upon necessity, swallow  n deco'nt-siicd camel; but in the present"  ease, "where- the seeroey is all on one  side, tbe husi'ness is fitfhy���������hoxnng I use  fd, expressive a word without -ofCeiw^ ���������  .decidedly fishy."  J'T  do  not  understand  you."  "'Well,   that's-queer.      Ct's   not   busi-  .T.oss. ^   Any  responsible  and   rosnectable  ���������-s.-Lurity.   in   dcfnu'ir of a   husb.-uul���������who  wi-iy lake pity on a fair lady in distress;  'One thousand pounds."  "What!"  Tlie gentleman addressed as,������ Mr.  Sri-atton,'-advancing to the bureau/ neix  i',liich S'erulam Gritt was seated,.struck  M������- band upon' it fiercely; the great leaJ-  eu inkstand was converted into a foun-  tsiin, which descended in a shower upon'  ev-'-rything around.    , -  "You're an ass, Gritt���������you're an ass!  When 1 found you starving iir a g-.rrrit,-"  I thoujrht I had found one whose nose,  bavin,-; ben ground down lo such ah .*x-'  cec-ding-iy sharp point, would know how  to apply the grindstone to-others."I took  you for anything,but an ass, Gritt, or  yon might have rotted and died for me."  "You're too hast}', sir. I hope you've  never found me scrupulous. I'm hoc  without a conscience, but I'd perj'i '0  myself for you,  sir."  "Bah! you'd perjure yourself for any  man, if there was- no prospect of your  being found out.. You've let a obin-e  slip through' your fingers, and' there's  an'end of it." , .   ���������    .    . _.. ..  -    "S'ie'11. turn   up   again,'.'   said   Gritt.  positively. ���������'���������   ' -    ��������� . ��������� ..  " ,"Jf she does, let Nobbs stick, to her  like her shadow. If, Nobbs should be  absent, follow 'her yourself.. .Do yoa  bear?" ���������     ,  "Yes, sir." '  "Then, .now for the business that|3  brought me to town.' Have you all rli������  papers connected watjh If.ich.Hrd Go-Kiev c> affair??"  'They're   in 0 the   inner  office.-"  "I'll go in and lopk qveiv fhem. The  man himself will be here in a,n hoiu'.  so do you s-ta.V in tlie outer oflico; he.  mustn't see me, at any pri.je. "Richard  Cloodeve 'is1 one of your independent;  outspoken fellows, ever "ready to. im-  ���������������������������**> ne and to revenge a. wrong. Suoh  men,' in skillful hands, - are invaluable;  and, if you only act your part we'd,  Richard Goodeve���������Itichard the Prou-1���������  Itichard'the Ridieal���������Eichard :the Stiff-  necked, shall be at my>beck, and call, as  much my bond-servant to command as  ���������though his skin was~~"black, and._I h.id  purchased him in an African slave market." , t    ..  With these words, Mr. Scratton pissed into the inner offices, where .we will  leave -him. c  WALL PAPERING.  ' i - '<  A   Good   Color  Scheme    Is   tbe.First  and Great Point, y       ~ ,'       *'r  The wall, papering season being once  more .with" us, the following practical  -points from Good Housekeeping are  presented for tbe benelit of tbe many  -. whom jtbey -will probably coneeru: ' ,  . The color of paper for parlor or sitting'room'" should be resoseful and un-  "stimulatrtig aud never dark. -To select  a large figure or one showing groat  contni-sts is .a mistake.    In regard  to  ' color, everything depends on the location ��������� of the room and the amount of  light it receives.; A long, narrow room,  lighted only from the north end. needs  a lighter, brighter wall than a south  room having three or four windows.  Iu the first case yeKow is needed, and  oue can hardly get too much of it.  Que of the first living decorators covered -such a room with brilliant golden  yellow,, the ceiling only toned down to  ,a cream. It was an immense success.  Such -a color on a north room sounds  more,gorgeous -than It really is. Nothing can be more brilliant than the suu-  "light.' and yellow paint or paper is the  nearest similitude to that.  In regard io figure, it Is a great mistake to. select that'obtrusive-or cou-  ���������vtanning a variety of colors. The best  is ,that showing a lighter tint" of the  same -or a harmonious' color in conven-*  tional,lines or arabesque���������not In flow-  -anr  T\  ���������osc   from   his   cluir,  visitor in .a  vonee of  iVnat! you  are  srn'hig? No olf  fer-se intended,  and no offense given,, I  ":-hopo.     Good   morning!"  ..  -So saying, Mr. Gritt how-ed out a lady,  who   descended   the   narrow   and   dimly-  ���������' lighted   stairs.  Mv. Gritt watched the dark figare  '-descend one fiigiht of stairs���������then re-  ' closed his doer, muttering and. fuiu:k-  '���������ling to -himself.  "Yes, yes, ma'am, you'll put in a  " second -appearance he fore lon<r; you've  = .^melt the cheese in the trap; .you'll  'Cf-nie back again, forced lo make a  vrloan  breast of it."  JTe.sat down at bis desk, and with a  countenance which, in ife best a.spe ;t.  was suggestive of an unarniable "��������� doorknocker, dipped his pen into the inlc,  and commenced to write upon a sheet  of blue-lined   sand-paiier.  He had not accomplished more"'than  half a dozen word0-, wiien the office donor  was burst abruptly o'lei!, and a man  ^entered.  YS-rubim O I'!**-  and addressed hi  igreat   defererce;  ���������"I'didn't ex.neet a visit from you today, Afr. Scr.rMnn. but .-ks I often say to  my clerk, Nobbs���������Percival No],lis," a  y<Ming ���������man of good. fauViiy.but un-fo-rtun-  nte���������your- vis-its are like early violets,  cheo-rai^ and fragrant���������cheering . and  fnigr.-int."  TSie new-comer saiid. in a growl,  '^Yhat was the matter with the woman  3  mot on  the stairs juwi  now?"    ,  "I can't say. She's a mystery. She  ���������came here in answer to one of our ad-  'vortisenient.s. Wanted to rniise moiiey  en so-ii'O jewels which weren't worth  what she demanded. She refused to  answer1 questions, and went awav in a  'huff."  "Weil, you've had her followed, of  ���������course?"  "No;  Nobbs  is  away  upon ��������� import.unit  ^business; the lady left hastily, and '  "And you were such a fool as to.let  Has chance escape you! AYJiat do you  think I placed you here for, sir, and  made you my agent, with large capital  at your back, but to ferret out su^h  in'olitable mysteries as this one would  have been to us had you oaly us^d  ���������wimnion  sharpness?"  "I don't see how this particular ease  ���������promised to be as profitable as you  make out, Mr. Scratton. The woman  'offered an inadequate security, and  wouldn't take a shilling less than the  Bum she demanded  "How much was that?"  -.      CHAPTER   II.  <������������������ SPISTXIXG THK WEB.       ,'  We will begin .with-Mr. Daniel S.rat-  ton. . ���������      .      ���������   ���������  By profession, he was a land-ageht;  an elastic term, often including, as it  did in his aise, many other "asenciesl iio  say nothing of the brisk and_ profitable  trade of an  auctioneer.  When Daniel^ Scratton first opened his  eyes upon the world, his position in the  social scale-was low.dpi\;n,>-"lie "having  Ik on born' of a pauper parent ,:in the  workhouse. He also owed "wlhat acquirements he possessed^^principally -df^the*  f.-.-iithnieticnl order, to another' charitable  institution belonging to the same'"town.**  A child of poverty, and a pauper., bj  birth, Daniel soon learned trie value bf  niomoy: aiid from-the'time his brsin was  first, able to compass an idea, that one  idea was how to obtain"'If;j.<'' .* ���������' ��������� ���������"������������������'i^'''  ���������Obtain- money-' he. did, -'and. ,mu.ih  money. The fortune'1 of Scratton -'began  with -the smallest savings at first.' "Get  money, my child." "Get money���������honestly, if you can; but get^ it." ''-Had  Daniel been the offspring of :that' worthy  man, he could not have" adopted bis'  principle  mere  readily., '. ������-������������������ ��������� ���������<:?';.  With such a man,, as he grew riehair,  Ids habits became more, poriurious, and  hie conduct in business still more Jia"d  and grasping, till the Gatford folk, in  recognition of this combination <?f meain-  ness an'd cruelty, bestowed ,;up,pn him.  rhe sobriquets sOf-.Miser Scrattdn 'and  Duddy Flintskin. AH of Avhich, .'hovy. -  ever, did not prevent his receiving eve.-j  tditwai'd show of respect and consideration. At time progressed, Miser Sent  ton's ambition'grew in pro-portion'to his  gains", and he determined to widen, ithe  scene  ofc his- operations^   - ���������  While on a business visit to, I^pndon '.  chance, had thrown on. his. way a nuiser  al-le, poverty-stricken knave, yet"sr cunning one w\thal, wlioin' Nature, in .her  .wickedest mood, seemed to have fashioned to do secret and noxious' work in  a dark and' crawling   way.  Mere was the ��������� very instrument th-it  I>:.niol Station .-Haute'*���������a poor rogue,  oi>   his  1 ust legs.  . ...,   .  A'bond-^yas entered into���������-a . l>lan- of  action laid down; and, as master and  'man, they worked together. To eatl-ii;  ft'os, the spider .requires a web: and'the  web that Miser, Scratt'6^. fa hi ica ted was  o������" the simplest ' f.'hai'ac'tor; but, oneo  within its meshes, the victim.-found himself, or herself, held as with bonds of  iron. ������������������������������������,������������������  An   office, ,(con,sis������ting   of-, thrfco'"1'l'tio-nis 1 '���������'���������  was   first   selected,   judiciously', situated.  The  scheme   was   accomplished   by   the  <v;llowing     adverti.se.ments,     inserted   iu  the ���������leading papers.  ".Moiie'y advanced to any amount, in  town or "country, upon','all 'kind's' of. securities, mortgages, -leases, portable  property of every description, and furniture without removal. The strictest  secrecy . guaranteed..; None but prini:i-  p-:Js treated with. Apply to. X. Y, Z.,  c.irner of High street and Ellis avenue.  What a. bait for the needy!  A       philanthropist,     ' possessed of  n>.( ney which he is ready to advance  to any amount, upon any secfirity, and  the strictest secrecy guaranteed. No  wonder the flies rushed into the snare.  Any interest they were ready to piy,  sny sacrifice t<v make, as. long as the  world knew  nothing of their .distress.  In .the. foreground of. the picture we  have painted was Gritt, with smooth  manners and sharp knowledge of all  the crooked��������� paths of the law;" but behind him, in the shadow, was Miser  Scratton.'  (To. Be Continued.)  ers. In fact, flowers not conventional���������  that is, "closely simulating nature���������are  only fit for sleeping rooms, and then  they should appear in small masses.  Wall colors should be closely studied,.  A hanging may be'extremely beautiful  and yet be uusuited to.a certain room.  In general, it may be said that positive  colors ���������bright red. blue and green ���������  should never "be used. Again, hangings covering a wall appear much darker than when seen in tbe roll. As has  been said, blue is a' cool, depressing  color. Once, in summer, we lived by  the sea in a room hung and furnished  entirely in bright blue. Over wall and  carpet rioted blue roses which reappeared in window hangings and toilet  appurtenances. So grewsome was the  influence that as soon as another roam  ,was vacated we induced the landlady  to let us remove from that "deeply,  darkly, desperately blue" and sunless  apartment. It was a lesson never to be  forgotten. ,  1 It will be found upon'trial that'"dull  tints such as bluo gray, gray, green,  pearl gray, cream, dedicate terra cotta,  sage green and olive, with more or less  ornamentation or solf colored, will give  sufficient range for any number of  rooms. Delicacy of tint requires delicacy and refinement in the colors of  other" furnishings. Bright.' deep, rich  hues in carpet or- rugs and furniture  coverings demand" greater strength of  color in wall than when they are lighter and- duller. - ��������� -"-  A cream or cafe au lait (the color of  well creamed coffee), light terra cotta  or yellow or pinkish gray, will afford  excellent background for rooms having  little sunlight. All the shades of gray  greens and blues and olives will- better  suit a southern exposure.  Baked  KpTK-pIant.  Baked eggplant helps out when variety is desired. In selecting the plant  see that it is smooth. Cut it in halves  and remove the pulp, leaving the shell.  about one-third of au inch thick. [ Chop  and mix well together one large or two  small tomatoes, one small onion, the  inside of the eggplant, a slice of green  pepper, a few bread crumbs, a sprig  of parsley and a little salt. With this,  mixture fill the empty shell, lay a piece  of butter on top and bake'30 minutes.  .Georgia Spring Notes.  - tWe find these breezy spring items in  the columns of our esteemed contemporary.' the Whitsett Courier:  "Dave Johnson's old mule, with one  eye and the mortgage, is doing some  tall spring plowing these days."     tf ' r  "Two picnics will be given on  Wednesday next. If we can only rent  a pair of suowsboes, we will attend  both of 'em." ���������  "We are'not plowing for fame In this  country, but for the** sheriff, who-levies  on the crop once a year with painful  regularity."���������Atlanta Constitution.  PALM OF VICTORY  .Whose    Famous   Recipe    Book    and    Great    Family)]  Remedies Have Made Him Loved and Admired  ^^        to the Uttermost Parts of the Earth���������  A Record of Marvellous Cures.  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food  The Great  Blood-Builder.  v>  Mrs. W.Cronsberry, ti68 Richmond St., Toronto,  Ontr, states: "My'daughter, who sews in a white  goods factory, got completely run down by the  FYHAIISTFn stea-dy confinement and close atten-  t-on re<luired at her work. Her nerves  NERVES were  so exhausted, and   she  was  so  ��������� weak and debilitated that she had to give up. work  entirely for some weeks'.  "She then began to use Dr. Chase's Nerve Food,  and found it excellent in restoring her to health and f\  strength. She is now greatly improved and at work  again. Dr. Chase's Nerve Food a'so helped her  through a very severe attack of la grippe. I can  recommend it as an excellent remedy..  DR. CHASE'S KIDNEY-LIVER PILLS  One Pill a Dose, 25c a Box.  Mr. Alex. Marshall, 59 Essex St., Toronto, Ont,  _ ,says: "Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills are a splen-  ' diet, medicine, and certainly do all that is claimed for  KinNtV ' tn^m- Both myself and wife have been  niecAec greatly benefited by their use. I had  DISEASE kidney disease and pains in the back for (,  over two years, and at times the pains were so  acute that I was totally unfit for work. Among the  remedies I tried were English Pills, supposed to be  good, but they did not fit my case.  "I heard Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills highly  praised, and used them. I now feel like a new man.  The pains and aches have entirely disappeared and  I can now work with comfort. My wife is much  improved in health and we both endorse Dr. Chase's  Kidney-liver Pills most heartily."  i  Dr. Chase's Ointment  Has Never Failed to Cure Piles.  Mr. O. P. St. John, the Dominion inspector of  steamboats, residing at 246 Shaw Street, Toronto,  in the following voluntary letter tells of his efforts to  oil CO rid himself of the misery of Itching Piles  rlLbo anc" 0f his final success by using Dr,  Chase's Ointment: "I suffered for nine years from  itching piles, at times being unable to sleep on account of the annoyance caused by them. After  trying almost all remedies in vain, I began the use  of Dr. Chase's Ointment, which entirely cured me.  I cannot speak too highly of it. I have recommended it to several of my friends, all of whom have  been cured by its use.  Dr. Chase's Catarrh Cure, wonderfully prompt and effective as a cure for coLi in the -htad and catarrh. Dr.  Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine has by far the largest sale of any remedy for coughs, croup, bronchitis and  asthma.    Each, 2cc.    All dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto.  41  <.  !   . .-;.  ������������������'  '    ������ p'i'i,-  *  *iVj:-: u  *������VWi-/*^/.'"'^^'.'"--XW -"'-*��������� ���������*��������� T -  -I  0  %/  Ir  K    >'  BATTLES.  Kay, not for fame, but' for tlie right  To make this fair world fairer etill, ,  Or lordly lily of a night,  r Or-sun topped "tower of a hill,  ' Or high or low, or near or far, .  Or dull or keen, or bright ror dim,  Or blade of grass, or brightest star.  All, All are but the same to him.  Oh, pity of the strife for place!  Oh, pity of the strife for power! <  How scarred, how marred, a mountain's fact  How fair the fair faceof a flower!  The blades of grass beneath your feet,  The bravest sword���������aye, braver far  To do and die' in mute defeat, .   -  ; Thou bravest conqueror of war!  '   -  -."  When I am dead bay this, but this:  <i He grasped at no man's blade or shield  Or banner bore; but, he] met less,  Alone, unknown, he herd the field.  He held the field with saber drawn',  Where God had sent him in the fight,  >      He held the field, fought on and on  -And so fell fighting for the right.  i   ���������Joaquin Miller.  ���������o.+o+o+o+o+o++o+o*o+o+o*o+  O  ���������  o  ���������  o  ���������  o  ���������  o  ���������  o  o An Amusing  Woroan  o  t'  o  ���������  o  She Wa������ Amaiing Beeaas* She  Laughed at Love.  >\ -'  CO  +O+0+O+0+O+0++O+0+O+0+O+0+  Lucy   Armitage  had   been   born   in. a  queer  little town  in   Ohio,   and^ no one  who ever lived, there had appreciated its  qucerncss so thoroughly as she.    Indeed,  she was so diverted even by- her dearest  friends that she made herself rather unpopular.-   People wanted to like her, but  it was difficult when she was laughing at  them.   They always forgave her, however, when she laughed at some one else.  And  without reservation they admitted  Jthat she was the brightest girl in town*  So they made a great lamenting when she  left  there, with   her  family���������her  family  ,,was   more  or  less of .an   incident���������and  ..came  to   Chicago.,* .Lucy  was  sorry  to  1  Ieavethe little town,too, when she found  that she would be lamented.    She began  to attach' some importance to herself, a  thing she had previously failed1 to do because of  nil the absurd  creatures   in a,  world of absurdity she had  seemed the  most' ridiculous.  " If she had entertained  an ambition, she'laughed herself out of-  it. ' Her attitude toward herself, as1 'well  as   toward   the   world,   was - that   of   a  mocker.    And if a ray of sentiment dared  to, find its way into her mental compound  she gave chase to it with'derisive mirth.  c    She did whatever she attempted  well.  In. the village there had been only the  home duties to offer vent to her activity,  and she excelled in those.    When other,  'girls   blundered "in - breadmaking.   Lucy  turned   out  white  arid   feathery   loaves.  When   experienced   housewives   fretted  about the monotony of fare, Lucy invented new' dishes. * She could make'dresses  and embroider, and mow the lawn, and'  curry the horse and drive a. nail.    Oddly  . enough,  none of these  things, had  satis-'  tied her���������not even the drawing of  nails.  They had' not seemed  worth   while,  and  . Bhe had, not been interestedl in her own  achievements, but when she got to  Chicago and found what an awful hurry everybody was in she got in a hurry, too,  though she laughed all  the  time at the  senseless fret and rush and made caricatures  of   Chicago  street   scenes  on   the  edges of her schoolbooks.  , She, who had  been an indifferent student, took a fancy  to   hustle   herself   through   high   school,  and,- that .over,   she cast  about  her  for  / some further fields of work.    She had decided to become a part of the breathless  and preposterous procession.  She went around and looked at the  city and made up her mind about men  and women and business and politics and  religion with the splendid ease and dogmatism of the young. She sent away a  number of ardent lovers.  "Love?" said  Luey.     "It's an illusion.  Any one over 40 will tell you that."  '  "But you are under 20," said one of the  protesting ones.  "An accident!".cried Lucy. "A mere  blunder on my part. It will take me 20  years of my life to rectify it, and I shall  be so busy doing it that I really shall be  able to think of nothing else."  To herself she said:  "When I marry, it shall be for���������for  reasons of state, so' to speak. I shall  marry a capable, brilliant, physically perfect man. I believe in the survival of the  fittest. I believe in the selection of species. This girlish sentiment that entraps  other girls shall not waylay me."  And for once she did not know that she  was amusing.  One morning she awoke with an idea.  "I am going to be a' nurse." she said.  The more she thought of the idea the better  she   was  pleased.     For   what   other  purpose   had   that   magnificently, strong ;  body been given her?    She felt as if ��������� she-,  could radiate strength and courage.    She i  was taken for probation on'the merits of  her general bearing and intelligence.   .  ;"But I'm afraid you are too fond of excitement." the head nurse said kindly.  "You seem to have high spirits. I fear  you will not be able to stand the discipline and the confinement."  But it seemed to Lucy the place for  high spirits: It appeared to be, moreover, the most exciting of places���������as stirring and vital as a battlefield. Here were  reai tragedies, not mimic ones. Here was  the actual heroism. She was interested  to absorption. There was. moreover,  plenty to laugh at���������the pomposity of the  doctors, the solemn reverence with which  they regarded themselves even in the  face of outrageous blunders and erroneous diagnoses and futile experiments, the  hypochondriacal whims of the patients,  the dry sloughing off of all moral responsibility on the part of the nurses, who  came to regard themselves as automata  set in motion by the physicians. This  phase of the comedy humane was deliriously funny to Lucy. She made herself  both friends and enemies by her ill advised merriment.  "Doctors are absurd," she commented  frequently. "I have never seen anything  so owlish and so ineffective as doctors.  The way they set up theories before  which we all fall prostrate and the manner in which they knock the same theo  ries over presently while we servilely applaud is truly entertaining. I am glad I  came."  "Yon won't stay if you don't exercise  more control of your tongue." one of the  truly obedient nurses once said to her.  "Oh. well." said Lucy, "the cars still  run by the hospital.    I can get away."  But for all her nonsense she was soon  counted one of the best probationers the  hospital had ever known. Her steadiness  of nerve was remarkable. Her , pulse  remained when she witnessed or assisted  at an operation. It seemed as if she  could divest herself of her own .personality entirely for the purpose of serving  rhf������. Inert creatuie on the operating table.  The majesty of life* seemed a poem to her  at such moments. To preserve, at any  cost the fragile, divine, mystic, elusive  thing which all the science in the world  could never synthesize seemed to her half  godlike. The physicians gave her extravagant praise. .  "But still I do not like doctors," she  said.' i  ' Sometimes she did not like. patients  aither. There was bne old lady, for ex-  tmple, who never could divest herself of  -he idea that Lucy was a .common servant and that whatever else she did she  must never sit down. One day the girl  had been on her feet for hours waiting  upon the patient, rubbing her, feeding  her and caring for her in fifty ways, and  -it length even her tirin young body ached  ���������n every bone. She dropped into a chair  for a few moments of needed rest.  "Miss Armitage," said the querulous  voice of the old lady, "the room appears  to me to be untidy. I wish you would  pick it up."  Lucy looked over at the discontented  old creature and smiled tolerantly.  "Miss Coudry," she said, "never before  have I been' asked to 'do so difficult a  thing," and sat still.  Miss Coudry had no suspicion that her  phraseology was at fault, and she reported the nurse. The hea'1 physician  interviewed her on i the subject. Lucy refrained from commenting upon the tyranny of the poor old hypochondriac- She  turned the matter" with a jest. ���������  - ''I was asked to pick up the room," she  said. "I am not the magnetic strong girl,  so'I said I couldn't do it."  " The physicjan tempered his reproof.  Tho months, of probation^ over Lucy  was accepted, and the first severe case  committed entirely to her charge was1  that.of a young doctor who had been severely injured in a railroad accident and  one of whose legs had undergone amputation. The case was a bothersome one.'  The young man did not gather strength  as he should have done, considering his  youth. He sank' into a low fever and  drowsed along through, life week in and  week out. Lucy stood by him loyally.  She endeavored jn every way to inspire,  him to make a fight for life. - But for a  long time she could arouse no interest in  him.   At last she had an idea,  "I will make lilm fall in love with me,"  she thought to herself. "It will do me  no harm, and it will help him toget well,  and as soon as he is strong he will forget  all about it.    The others always have."  It was a silly comedy to play���������perhaps  it was rather a coarse "farce���������but Lucy  entered upon her, role with enthusiasm.  She was really a beautiful girl, but she  seldom' took time to remember it. ' Now  she stuck a rose in her dark hair mornings, and she was careful to have a faint  perfume of violets floating from her exquisite gray gown. Her cap and apron  assumed an indefinable coquetry. She  took pensive attitudes and talked upon  sentimental subjects.  "What a precious guy I am making of  myself!" she often chuckled in the recesses of her naughty soul. "Of all the  idiotic parts I ever assumed I have most  cause to be ashamed of this!" - But it  proved to be the prescription of which the  young doctor stood in- need. He watched  for her coming in the morning as frightened children watch for their mothers.  He hung upon her words, exulted in her  springing, firm step, was soothed into  exquisite peace by the touch of her cool  white hand upon his brow, and when he  felt the grasp of her two strong hands  upon his in hours of pain it seemed to  him that with her by he would find  strength to endure anything.  "It will soon be over," Lucy said to  comfort her conscience, "and if I anrcler-  er perhaps I can get him away before he  says anything to me. I hate horribly to  face the consequences of my, sin. If I  had been making sin, I should have made  it without consequences."  But clever as she was she did not succeed in her desire. One day Dr. Halson,  convalescent, turned from the contemplation of the passersby on the street and  said imperatively:  "Miss Armitage. come here."  "Aren't your pillows right?" asked  Lucy with feigned solicitude. She knew  in her soul that the fatal .-hour'had come.;  "My pillows are . well. But I wish to  say to you a thing you have been preventing me from saying for days. You  are a beautiful tyrant, but I will not suffer tyranny even'from the beautiful. I  find upon consulting with my���������with my  physician that I shall require your- services indefinitely. I want them as long as  life lasts. I must take you away with  me.   I must have you for my wife."  Lucy had many times prepared in her  mind the rebukes that she would utter in  answer to these remarks. She would  bring him to an understanding of the absurdity of the thing, for, of course, this  was a piece with the rest of the absurdity  of the world.  But this is what she heard herself saying:  "My dear, dear, I knew you could not  do without me. Of course I couldn't  think of leaving you." And this time  when their hands clasped it was hers  that were trembling.  Then she laughed. She fairly shouted,  with laughter till the patients in the other rooms hear and smiled responsively.  What mad absurdity! What a perversely amusing world! She would marry  only a man of great physical superiority  ���������she hated physicians!  And she had just kissed a one Jegged  physician and promised to be his wife!  "I was never so amused!" cried Lucy.  "You were never so amusing, my dear  heart," said her lover.���������Chicago Tribune.  CUTTING DIAMONDS.  HOW AMSTERDAM ARTISANS HANDLE  THE ROUGH  STONES.  The Splitting;. Rounding- nnd Polishing Processes That Coax Into Being  the Flashing: Finished Stone Heady  For the Setter.  Among the many industries-of. Amsterdam one of the most interesting as "well  as the most important-is that of diamond  cutting ,and polishing. Though an un-  known^art until the fifteenth century, it  has since that time flourished greatly until now at the present day there are no  less than G2 firms registered as diamond'  companies in this great city. Among the  more important of these firms stands that  of Mr. Coster, the manager of which  kindly allowed us to inspect the'workings  of the establishment. Here 350 to 400  workmen are constantly employed, most  of them in the delicate work of diamond  polishing.  When the diamonds arrive-first in Am-  Eteradm, they are in the same rough, uncut state,as they were,when found in the  South African mines. Before reaching  their highly polished state they have to  pass through three separate and distinct  processes���������the processes of diamond splitting," diamond .cutting-and diamond polishing���������and when these are' accomplished  the stones are ready for the jeweler.  The first process consists simply in  splitting the rough diamond (containing  flaws) into several purei"' flawless (ones,  and in this work 12 men are constantly  employed. ' ,  We visited one of these workshops,  where we found three' men engaged in  splitting diamonds as'.they sat at a small  table on'which fell the,,light from two  windows. Oue of the'men talked English exceedingly well and gave us many  interesting details' of this .particular  process, in which no machinery, is used.  Pulling open a small drawer in the wood-'  en table, he showed us beautiful uncut  diamonds, all still in the rough state.  Then we watched the actual "splitting"  process itself. At first sight it looks a  simple one, but we soon discovered that  it needs "gmit skill on the part of the  workmen..  A small wooden tool is held in the left  hand, into which a rough diamond, has'  been firmly "waxed".at the top. .Pieces'  of the waxlike ceinentJ lie conveniently  near on the table, and, as a gas jet is  always burning there, the necessary heat  is easily supplied. In the right hand of  the workman a similar tool is held, the  . top'consisting also of a diamond, which  later on is to act as a knife in the other  haud.-  Probably most of,my readers know that  nothing but a- diamoud ��������� Will cut a _ diamond, and so,the diamond is extensively  employed in all the' diamond cutting-factories in Amsterdam. A stone of. 100 car:  ots can be, split in 15 minutes by skillfully pressing one diamond, aga'nst the .other on the spot where' a flaw'occurs, the  diamond in the. right hand.;.being.,used as>  a knife. Where a flaw occurs, a split  soon takes .'"place, and the' diamond divides into two stones. - Should there be  another flaw in either of these the operation is repeated; until several pure, flawless diamonds lie on the rough wooden table, and the first process is successfully  accomplished.  The second process���������that of diamond  cutting���������is also performed without the  aid of machinery, except in the case of  the larger stones. It was. interesting to  find that all the work of diamond cutting  Is performed by Dutch women and girls.  Diamond splitting and diamond cutting  look somewhat alike, as .the tools are  very similar, but in reality the~process is  not the same, tho great- difference being  that pressure is used in the first instance  always on the same spot, with the idea  of causing the diamond to split into  two stones, while in the .other case it is  used equally on every part of the diamond in order to give it simply a round  shape. To gain this roundness is, therefore, the one leading idea, of diamond cutting. As the diamonds are cut a fine dust  falls from them into a wooden box*on the  table, and this powder is most carefully  preserved, as it is used largely in diamond polishing when mixed with oil.  All the diamonds to be cut are given to  the women in small packets, each having the number and size of the diamonds  it contains written plainly on the outside.  After having once received these packets  the women are responsible for their contents.  ' The work of diamond cutting is particularly hard and very trying to the eyes,  as some of the diamonds arc so small  that 800 of them only weigh oue carat!  The time that a diamond, takes to cut depends very much on its size. A. large one  weighing ten carats usually takes from  thre*������ to four hours, while the smaller  ones take much less time.  The third process, that of diamond  polishing, is an important and lengthy  one. The skilled workmen sit at long,  narrow tables with their backs to .the  windows, having in front of them the  small iron wheels which revolve with  such terrible rapidity when set in motion  hy the great engine. Facing the windows  stand apprentices and less skilled workmen, whose work it is to receive the diamonds from the cutting rooms and solder  them (by aid of the gas jet) into the top  of small pear shaped tools of various  sizes, these tools being composed of lead  and tin. The diamond tipped tools then  pass into the hands of the skilled workmen, who, before fastening them firmly  into frames which stand in close proximity to the wheels, dip each diamond into a  mixture of oil and diamond dust. T.bis is  a most important part of the process, for  by means of these grains ������of dust the polishing is done. Four of these tools containing diamonds are then placed in position near the wheel (four can be polished  at. once), and with a quick movement of  the hand the iron disks are set in motion.  The wheels revolve 1.500 times a minute,  and the diamond is polished on one particular side by means of the constant  friction on it of the grains of diamond  dust.  As  the   object  of diamond   cutting  is  simply to make the stone a round one, so  the object of diamond polishing is to give  the diamond the many "sides," to use a  technical expression, considered necessary by the jeweler before it is ready for  setting. Great skill is needed, in this  .work, for each stone has to be resoldered  a great many times on to the top of the  pear shaped tools and placed again and  again in connection "with the, revolving  wheels in order to produce these "sides."  ���������B. W. How in,Golden Penny.  When  men learn to do unto others as  they   would   have  others  do  unto, them.  horse_ trading   will   have  become one of  ,'b.e loct arts.���������GalvestoD  News.  Wound br tlm ���������'un.  A clock Is to "be seen at Brussels  which conies as near to being a perpetual-motion machine as is likely tp  be invented; for the sun does the  winding. The method by which it  works is described in The Optician.  A shaft exposed to the solar rays  causes an up draft of air, which sets  a fan in motion. The fan acts upoa  a mechanism which raises the weight  of the clock until it reaches the top,  and then puts a brake on the fan till  the weight has gone down a little,  when the fan is again liberated, and  proceeds to-'act as  before.  As long as the sun shines frequent-  quently  enough,     and    the machinery  does  not     wear  out, fthe    clock  will  keep going.  ������  Ju������t f<������r  Fun.      '  'Drummond used tp tell some, amusing-stories about the penalties of his  American fame. Extraordinary letters ;uscd to-be'wafted to him across  the Atlantic. One of them ran as  follows: Dear Sir: I am a widow  now-with one son of twelve years of  age. He promises well, and I think  could be secured for the kingdom if  you would send hirn autograph copy  of your sweet hymn, 'Are they safe  with him?' '", , "  BILL NYE'S  WONDER.  ' il  Wliur  ������tfM������l������e<J    It.  Customer���������I could not make the  watch go to save my life. Did you  have to do much to it? '" : -���������   -   '  Jeweler���������OhVr no; < not much.'. We  just took that picture of your wife  out of the case; that .was all.  The Voyder.  The voyder was a large dish in  which were collected the broken victuals,  which were removed from the table with  a.'large knife with a broad, flat blade,  called the voyder kuifd, from vider, to  empty, clear or make void.  "The Boke of Nurture," by Hugh  Rhodes, the date of which is 1577, one  of the curious set of handbooks of manners and etiquette reproduced by the  Early, English .Text, society, speaks of  these vessel's' as follows:' "See ye'have  voyders -ready "for to ,vqid'-uthe morsels,  that they doe leave" on their trenchers.  Then with your trencher kriyfe take off  such fragments-and put them,. in * your  voyder, and then ,- sette them downe  cleane agayne."     .  Few silver ones remain, but some large  brass voyder or dishes which have probably been so used may still be seen, of  the history of" which nothing is known  by their present owners.���������"Old English  Plate," by W. J. Cripps.     '  To the Strict Lctte*. ,  "Mary." said the lady of the house,  "you didn't put any salt in this bread."  "But,",' replied the new girl, "didn't the  master say yesterday he wouldn't have  nothing but fresh' bread on his table,  mum?"���������Philadelphia North American.  No  U������i-  for  ;i   *liri������n������*. ,  Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted in  The. Co*.iwry as saying to Dr. O'Mcara  at'St. Helena-  '"If I was in Enr^vul now, nnd the  French nation was to offer me the  throne again, I would not accept of  it, because if I was to do so I would  be obliged to turn bourreau (executioner). I would be oblieed to ��������� out  off the heads of thousands to keep  myself upon it, which would not be  pleasing to me. Oceans of blood  must be shed to keep me there. No,  no; I have made enough of noise already in the world; perhaps more  than" any other man- will make; perhaps too much. 1 am getting old,  and only want retirement. What  could I do in France? Alone, to set  myself against all the powers of Europe.     Mndness!"  K������rilic|il������ke������  ol   .J.������pii������.  In the Journal of the College of  Science, of Tokib, Professor Sekiya  gives an extensive account of Japanese earthquakes from 416 A. D. to  tfc'e end of 1898, the total number of  destructive shocks being 222.. -It is  found that when small earthquakes  are numerous seriously destructive  ones are less so; this is explained by  the fact that in an unstable country  lifce Japan, if the earth stress is used  up in numerous small shocks there  will be so much less force stored up  to produce extennive disturbances.  Why the World Grown.  Somebody wrote a bit of verse  For want of more employment���������  A thing quite pleasant to rehearse  In moods of mild enjoyment,  And as you read it o'er again  And bade companions note it,  You thanked with all your might and mala  The willing bard who wrote it. .  But Mrs. Brown recited it  At some small social function,  And Mr.' Smither6 made a hit  By singing it with unction  To music Mr. Blobbs composed.  Van Dabbs. of course, must mingl*       *���������  Kew magic lantern views he sbowg  For that infernal jingle.  i  'Twas parodied from land to land  In satire and polemic,  And no one dared to raise a hand  To stay the epidemic,  And now it haunts the weary mind,  With music all departed.  And life is but a grewsome grind  That leaves iu broken hearted.  Why He Marveled at the Lack of am  Audience.  "I think the late Bill Nye was at his  best when an opportunity presented itself to make humorous remarks about  himself or his own misfortunes," said ML  A. Marks during a conversation in which  the writings of the humorist were discussed.  "I remember an incident which happened in Madison, Ind., the town in which;  I was born and raised."- I was manager  of the playhouse we had in the town, and;  when upon a certain occasion the Worn.-  en's Relief corps, an -auxiliary organiza>  tion to the^G. A. R.. wanted to get'up, an  entertainment for the purpose of raising  money it asked me to pick out something,  I thought would be a drawing card.  "I looked over the list of attractions;  and ran across the names of> Bill Nye and!  James Whitcomb Riley, who were theni  touring together. I told the ladies,that int  my opinion they could make no better-  selection, and the humorist and Hoosier-  poet were immediately communicated!  with. It so happened that a. fewYdoys-  later I had to go to New York and, of:  course, left the entire matter with the-  ladies/ telling them to proceed at once  with selling tickets.  "You   may  imagine   my  astonishment  when   I  returned   home  on  the- day  on <  which the entertainment was to be given,  when one of the ladies came to me and  said that they had. sold but seven tickets'  and that they had abandoned the idea of t  holding  the  entertainment 'at' all.-   The  worst of it was they had simply come, to-  the conclusion that they, could make- no.  money   out   of   the "entertainment 'and',  dropped  it  without .communicating-.withi  Nye or Riley or with their manager.     t ,  "Of course in the afternoon they1'both,  arrived on the train, and it devolved -upon-  me to break the news to them. "I shall  never forget the feeling that came"'over  me;when I entered their room in the'tav-. ���������,.'  ern at which they had put up. f Riley was   , /  sitting in a chair in an apparently'rriedi-'   '>'t  tative mood, while  Nyq,, .with ���������his .back,-. ',';';  turned toward-the doqiy was unpacking    .<,  his  grip!'    Nye  did  hot look" up* when' I"^-V"  came  in,   but  kept   right  on "unpacking;- v,'���������  and so I addressed my remarks<at��������� Riley. >     '>  I  said  that  but  seven'tickets had'been   *'  sold and that the ladies had- decided * to* -V*  abandon   the ��������� entertainment.    Then   Bill  Nye turned  round  and  remarked':"''Only ���������  seven tickets sold! -That's funny, hecause'  .' ^  the people, of this town never heard us J "' ���������>  , .  ���������Cleveland'Plain Dealer.  :-   :' t ������������������' "-'������  - - ','  m  '*    il  /   I'  ,:f", . m  "-���������/-IP  7-xiim  A NEW  ENGLAND  COURTSHIP.  A~  \C  Ho*iv.M'������M Amanda Finally, Came'to-  <r.  Marry the,Captain.  There is  no end' to -the' tales Vof ^oddf  characters    and ,, their ��������� odd ���������: courtships L\  which the tactful traveler,iuy Ne\v_ Eng-"  land can gather'from *the" lips'bf^oUT-p'eo-;..  ��������� pie in country districts.": Here 's^one? of  * ���������-..''W.w  "���������='>^B  1 " \ i s  and .Miss .Amanda   Nott   were  opposite" -;"'.s^|  7 neighbours.'  Miss Amanda 'had:"h'er-'own > '^ ������"V; \-$  home���������the old Nott homestead-raud."Capii  tain Amos, who had retired "from. ther sea,"'  boarded-with  the "widow  Wright.'  The ,";  two saw a. good deal of/.each, other /and '  .found the companionship pleasant.     ,*.  Captain-' Amos'   frequently ''hung "over /  Miss   Amanda's   fence,   offering, advice  concerning   her   tiny   garden.. ,He, eyen.  'wearied   his   back   in   galla'ntly' laying  a.\  border ������������������'of whitewashed  stones and^large--  East Indian shells along her cfront path..  Miss -Amanda in return occasionally lifted her skirts out-of the dust and daintily ���������  scurried across the street to inspect.*thev.  captain's window box and'the progress of  .  ' the   cuttings   from   her   own.;* geraniums .���������  growing therein. -:     '  Of course Kentley people decided that 1  the two were considering matrimony.   So*  they were, with the deliberation and dis<-'  cretion < befitting  their  years!    They'had  at length made up their minds so far;that  only one difficulty remained. ���������    ���������  Miss Nott kept a canary;'the'captain  kept a cat. The bird had been taught  tricks. The cat was a beautiful .Persian,  brought home on his last voyage' by the  captain himself. Alas! It. could not be. '  expected that the. two would.agree, yet ;  neither would the captain relinquish his  cat nor Amanda her bird. No dangerous  cat should enter the Nott homesteud.  Captain Amos would go nowhere where  his pet was not welcomed. -n. ^  There was a quarrel. They made it up>  next day. but only to the extent of being;  again on conventionally ��������� friendly terms.  Each remained resolute. They argued  daily, weekly, but neither would yield."  So matters rested for three years. Theav;  one summer night Miss Amanda forgot to.,  shut a window, and early in the morning-  she was aroused  by. a hurried, knocking;  and   found   the captain  on the doorstep*  He had seen the fallen cage-and missed!  his   pet.   The inference   was plain.    He-  used   no  circumlocution,   but   broke   tho>  news at once:  "Bear up,-Amanda! It's hard, but it's>  providential. My cat has eaten your canary. Let's have the wedding next  week." .  And they did.���������Youth's Companion.  ���������li  Electrified StocklnffM.     .  Robert Symmer, in 1759, described-'!  some most entertaining experiments,,  making use of tbe opposite electrifications of superposed stockings of different  materials or merely of different colors,,  the dye matters-in the latter case causr  ing differentiation.  If in a^ dry' atmosphere a silk stocking?  be drawn oyer the leg and a woolen one-  pulled over it, the two-will be found, upr  on being removed, to be very powerfully  electrified in opposite senses.; If. the-four-  stockings of two such pairs be used and  then suspended together, they will indulge in remarkable antics due -to, each  of the silk stockings trying to attract  both of the woolen ones, and vice versa,  and, on the other hand, each of each kind  repelling the other.  The amount of electrical attraction and  repulsion produced in this simple way in  a dry atmosphere is remarkable. The  experiment may also be performed: with  all silk stockings, one pair white and  the other black.���������Popular Science. ^jtAmmm* nr m, nurmiti  ll>M<l������������l*'lfili  .ii ',    i I I  I'-       0  ll1'  THS   CUMEKRLAND  NEWS  Issued Everyo(Tuesday.  W. B. A-MDEBSON,  j  !���������������������������������!       I -Jim  EDIT01'  Theeolmmu of The News are open to al  ���������ftti wi������h to express therein views on mati-  ���������r4o#-jtofehc iofarett.  While we do not hold ourielvea respons  Me tor the utterances of correspondent*, \..  leeerve   the right   of   declining  to inm-i.  ctanrftadtattions unnecessarily personally  &-  T4TEH&AY,    JULY 2*.h,    1900  .a tjmd+tt,m hJA J  WAR NEWS.  i/jixKm, 16.���������A report from Phit  JCop tays tbe British have been en-  flHgtti by BbdrB all day long. Scouts:  fti.d mounted infantry arriving  frotfr thcr north located the Boers a  thousand strong occupying the  ridge from which they were driven  yeetejday. Col. Thornycroft'e men  bel4 the ���������' facing them, mem  fewrs of fcl rathe*.h*'b Hor-e wee  diiven in temporary on the right  by the heavy fire. After a stub-  b>rn reeietance the Buere forced  the British to bring the howitzei s  jinto action and the infantry defrayed for a general advance under  timy's direction Boers opened fiie.  in all direction* shelling with the  gi������n������ poated on the British right  the t*k>6nted infantry in the fucr  ot a MVere fire attacked the Boers.  A gun posted on an entrenched  kopjie forced the Boer? from a number of ridges, detached parties, retiring on the centre while a gun on  the* right Was withdrawn through a  revine towards an entrenched hill.  Cape Town, July 16.���������Under-  ���������tood Johannesburg -willr.be the  temporary capital oi Orange Rivei  and Transvaal colonies.  SenelrAlVO:SR, C* July 16���������Gen.  Bundle's rapid advance has forced  Ihe Boers int.) a bad corner. Steyne  ia reported to have given up all  hope after the loss at Bethlehem  and would have Surrendered, but  Gun# Pewit threatened to shoot and  It's Wlieired he wae imprisoned in  bit own laager,  Washington, . July 16.���������Navy  Department received following from  Admiral Renoy: "Reported that  allied forcei attacked native city in  Tien Tsef* cm morning of the 13th,  Russians on right with infantry  ahd marines on left. The loss to  Allied forces was over 250 officers  and men.  Tien Tsen, July 16.���������The allies  were repulsed and compelled to retreat witb heavy loss. The Chinamen f Ught with great desperation  and their marksmanship was accurate and deadly. The bodies of  two marines who were captured by  the Chinese were recovered. The  eyes had been hacked out, the  cheeks* arms and legs cut off.  July Ifc, Via Shanghai, July 15.���������  The raeusage describes the garrison  at Tien Tsen as fighting hordes of  Chinese day anrJ night unable to  drive theih off and suffering repeated defeats. When Admiral  Seymour found himself so hard  pressed that he was unable longer  to carry his wounded with him he  asked them. '��������� Which do you prefer,  to be lift to the mercy of the Chi-  n*B������orto be shot by your own  comrades." As Admiral Seymour  put the question tears were running  down his cheeks. "We prefer death  to torture, shoot us now that we  may die like men," was the piteuus  ^espouse of the helpless soldiers. A  firing squadron was told off. Tiie  little allied force stopped and beat  off with gun fire the Chinese horde  that surrounded it, A few mervi-  fttl volUye from rifles in the hands  ol t*6l������rades and the fanatical Chi-  nece horde was cheated of these  victims for Ufl torture  Finnsu, July 17.���������Kuma������sie has  >een relieved by the British column  ander ommmd of Col.,   Wilcocks.  London,     July     16.���������Despatch  -from   Shanghai dated to-day.   says  illied troops, resumed   the   attack  .ipon the  Chinese  walled   citj'   of  ��������� ien Tsen on~l~4ih,  a ad   succeeded  in reaching the walls   and   capturing all the forts.       The Chinese are  now completely routed and the   :il  Lies took possession   of   the   native  ���������;ity and its defenses:      The   total  io3?es of the allies during last three  lays  are   about   800   killed   and  wounded.    Their  guns   did   much  lamage   to   native    city   cau-ing  uiany large conflagrations and finally silencing the majority  of  enemy's  guns.    ' , Simultaneously  the  1,500 Russians   assisted , by   Gt-r-  ' -nans  and   French   assaulted  and  ���������aptu.ed 6 guns that were in   position on the   railway   embankment  and the   magazine   of   which   tlie  Fiench suddenly blew up.   A body  of Americans, British and   Japanese then made a, sortie and   attacked the west are?enul which the  Chinese   had   occupied.     After   three  uours of haidest fighting yet  experienced Ohinese fled.    When arsen-  had 'been   evacuated   by   Chinese,  the American, the French and   Japanese and the Welsh Fusilirm ad-  vanced  towards   native   city   and  joined with other attacking  f roes,  Japs infantry  and  mounted   battery advanced to   foot   .walls   eup-  poited by Americans  and  French.  D. spite the:.valiaut-Aattacks the allies were only able to hold  the p -  sitions and remained   ouiside   tbe  walls preparatory to  renewing  the  assault   in   ihorning.       Casualties  sutaiheo* by allies very heavy.  ' Washington, July 17��������� Chinese  Minister ha* just received a cable:,  .'gram announcing the safety 61 foreign ministers on July. 9th. ,>  ';. Shanghai, July 17.���������One hundred thousand *Chineseinroops,Ar::n-  ed with mauser rifles and modern;,  artillery are ;-encamped at three  points, within 4 miles Hi Shanghai  ready to besiege that town in event  of an attack by Europeans upon  the Woo Sun forts.'  Nahaimo, July 17.���������At meeting  of Miners' Union to-day, following  resolution was passed unanimously:.  "That this informs the Hon. Jas.  Dunsmuir of its appreciation of his  action in taking the Chinese and  Japanese out of the mines, and also of his present disposition to employ tinion labor, and that the general secretary forward a copy of  the same to him.'  Ottawa, July 17.- Houwe spent  all morning in . concurrence of estimates. Prorogation expected tomorrow.  London, July 18.���������Shanghai correspondent of Express "on   alleged  authority of couriers give following  story of massacre of legations: He  say?; "Maddened with hunger after  having been without food for many  days members of   legations made a  sortie on night of June 30, and killed 200 Chinese in unexpected   attack.    Enraged over the loss  of  so  many men   the   Chinese   brought  up heavy guns,   and  their  general  gave the order thus,   "Destroy every  foreigner's   vestige   and   make  China a sealed book to all   western  powers."     In the final attempt   to  cut their way through the legations  formed a  squad,   the   women   and  children in centre, when Boxers realized   they   were   being   attacked  they   became like wild beasts   and  shot   each   other    with   revolvers.  Heavy guns bombarded   all   night  until the buildings weie in flames.  Many foreigners were roasted,   the  Boxers   rushed    upon   tbem   a-,d  hacked and stabbed both dead and  wounded cutting, off their heads  and carrying these through the  streets on their rifles, they then.attacked the native Christians' quarters and massacred all who refused,  to join them, outraged the women  and brained  the   children*   Hun  dreds .,f>, mb-sion buildings w 6  burned a������.d all Chin* is now afla. e  wi h rover.ue a<- i.i-t foreignei ,  Even/Sh.inj-hai is? nienno d. In  th>-province cf Hupo ai d Ifiauui  'thoupa; cfs of nsuivsr - fhria .a.m  have bc-n .nuti.aied a (1 to tur'ed.  The women hi-in- first ou raged  and s lieu massac ed.  L'.nd-n, July 16-���������-0.ii'������y Mail's  Shanghai corn s, ondent s-ays I can  assert positively H-.a- tin- Chinese  authorities ha-i the ur U'lful-news  from Pekin a week ago. He de*-  ciibesthe final ������.ct as 'Hell Jet  loose.' He says: "Toward sunrise  it was evident ammnni-ion of alhes  was runnii g out and at 7 o'clock  an advance of Chinese, in force  failed ,tb draw response. After'the  sun rose' the little remaining baud  ..f Europeans met deaih stubbornly  There was- a desperate hand to  hand encounter. Tlie Chinese hst  ' heavily but as one man,fell , others  advanced and finally overcome by  overwhelming odds every one of  the European.- remaining was p it  :o the sword iu the most autrucious  manner.-'"'''-  London,' July 18.���������The .Wur  Ofliee has received'-the following  despatch fr'om Lor.i Roberts-    .  Pretoria,     July   17.���������Yesterday  the enemy -made a   determined attack on   the   left   of  Pole-C.new's  position and along our   left  flank  commanded by   HuUun,-,the   posts  heid by Irish fusders  and   Canadian momitcd   fnfatrtry    w.cre m-.st  gallantly   defended.      The.  enemy  made repeated attacks coming into  close range and calling osi   tbe fu-  siliers to surrender.    Enemy   suff-  er.-d severely, they   had   15   killed  and 50   wounded   and   four   were  - taken prisoners.    The British ca=n-  a.ties were seven   k lied   including  tw������I.Canadians, Lieuts. Borden aiid  . Birch, 30 wounded and 21 missing  1,500-Buerp with five-guns managed  to break through'thecorrall fonned  by HuuteivandJ Ruiidlejs, .divisions '  ���������between Bethelem and-.Fricksburg.  They are closely, followed   however  by our men.  London, July 18.���������Reported the  Chinese are invading Siberia.  St. Petersburg, July 18.���������Despatch from'Chee Foo ' says Priuco  Tuan has mobilized 950,000 men  to expel tbe foreigners.  London!, July 19.���������Ia a despatch' dated  to day Lord Roberts pays u. tribute to Lt-j.  Bordeu and Birch. He aaya they wert- killed while gallautly leading their nieu iu a  counter af.auU, the enemy's flank at a critical juncture of their assault ou one position.  Borden was twice brought to my notice Id  despatches for gallant conduct.  Berlin, July   19.��������� Admiial ' Von   Bende-  maun, commander of the German Squadron,  iu his account of righting at  Tien  Ts>eu   on  Monday, says when the citadel was   captured sixty-two guns fell into  the hands oi the  allies.    The buttle was begun with   the   attack by 7000 allied   upon   walls   of   native  city at 2 o'clock in   afternoon  and   continued all day.    The   Russians   were   outside  the east wall while the   Japs,   British   aud  French were close to the west   wall.      The  Chinese trying to flank   them,   walla   were  badly battered by shells.    The  total  losses  of allies were 800.    After  a   day   of   hard  fighting and having lain in   shallow   partly  dug trenches  full  of   water   and   sutfciing  from hunger and thirst, the  two   battalions  of U. S. Infantry that  participated  in   th<-  attack ou Tien Tsen moved back under cov  er of darkuess, the British   sailors   assisbu���������-..  them to withdraw by   firing  of   volleys   U  cover    their   retreat.    Americins    brought  out their  wounded   under   a   terrific   nre.  Loss to Americans alone was 140.  London, July 19.���������The action of German  Miuister of foreigu affairs m informing the  Cuinese Legation at Berlin that all te'-e-  graphicmessagea must be in plain language  and submitted for approval ,.by,'. the censor  and suggestion of F'ouch Miuister that the  exportation of ol aruia to China be prohibited which are generally regarded here as  long steps in the direction of treating China as a state engaged in frar have been supplemented by official statement from St.  Petersburg tnat certain portions of the A-  mur territory have been declared j������  a state  HIDES-7R.H!D DEER SK1KS  McMillan "fur &* wool co.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Aye. North, Minneapolis, Mimm.       .  i^-Write for Our Circular and See the Prices Wo Pay."^a  4  Union Brewery  _ ,      ,. r> ������������.������  THE BEST . ." '  .'  Rpesm Lag^r uzzv iN the province  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and    Porter.  A reaard of $5.00 will be.paid for information leading to-conviction ofl  .persons withokling or dostr.yina any   kegs bel-ngmg to this empanv.?  HENRY BEIFEL,   'Manager^  of war since 17 th. Reported rthat' Russia  had given th������ Chinea-3 Miuister his passports and told him to lt--*ve.  ' A desi atch from Shanghai received , today reports that losses of Chiue-e in fi^ht-  iug at Tien Tseu was upwards ol 3000.  Victoria, July 19.���������House opened at. 3  o'clock by Lieut.-Governor Sir Fleury "J.-ly,  with usval ceremonies. J. P. B^oth was  elected Speaker, aud after the time honored  formalities had been ' complied with, His  Honor read speech from the throne and understood the address iu reuly, to the :.pc������.-ch  will be moved by G.udeu and Haywood  Openiug wa-i a br.lliam one. Martin twya  he is a, anxious as .G -verumeut to get away  he does not intend to do auy thing Lo -prevent wiudnikj up ol atl-urs' ol the session ex-  l^editifjusly. '      .  FOREIGNERS IN G11IXA.  Gonsurri    Figurus-i'lnec    Auieriojius  at  2^,'Sa���������iius^isi Gaiuo Most.  Statistics concerning foreigners iu  Ghiiiii are contained in.a ivpori on ir;.uo  relacious between China and the United  States received at the state department  from Consul Fowler, at Ghee Foo, dated  -May V. 'jL'he nationality oi tne loi-ei������n  element for 1SUU is tiUtted, as follows:  Amencauib���������ii.cai.denis, Z,63l>, iuereaue  over lbUb oi 2TJ; nruib, 7U, iuereaao.ol  27.  British���������liesideuts, ,5,502, increase of  4ldb; nrins, 4U1, increa*ie of 3.  German��������� Residents, l,16i, increase of  DJL; lirmts, llo, increase ot S.  French���������Undents, 1,1S3, increase of  2U3; hrms, 7t>, increase of 39.  Dutch���������liv.s������dents, loO, iac.ease of IS);  firms, t>, increase of 1.  Uauiah���������iiesideme, 128, increase of 11;  firms, 4, increase of 1.  Spanish���������Keaidenis, 448, increase of  53; farms, 9, increase of 5.  Swedish ' and Norwegian���������Residents,  244, increase  of  44;   linns,   2,  increase  of 2.  Kutisian���������Residents, 1,621, increase of  l,45li; iivwti, 19, increase of 3.  ��������� Austrian���������Kesiuonis, 9U, utcrcase of 2;  nrmti, 5, no change.  Belgian���������Residents,, 234,. increase_of 5;  lirms, 9, no chiuuige.  Italian���������Residents, 124, decrease of 17;  finns, 9," no change.  Japanese���������Residents, 2,440, increase of  740; lirms, 195, increase of 81.  Portuguese���������Kesideiits, 1,42a, increase  of ui>9; linns, 10, increase oi IU.  Kurean���������Residents, 42, increase of 2;  no tiiius. : ..  iNon-tieaty po\yei-s���������Residents, 29, increase oi 2; no lirms.  The totai number of residents, 17,193,  sliuws  an increase  of 3,772  over  1S98.  ihe  total  number  of  firms, .933,  shows  uu increase of ItiO over 1898.   -o   Hereafter there will be no thin red line,  lt will be a thin line ot mud color.  Working days, lighting ua^s, ordinnry  every duj-s, the , British soldier will oe  clothed in that ugly, neutral 'tint that does  not show itself against the rock or the  burnt grass of the veldt in South Africa  where there Is a kopje to be carried. Khaki  is the color of  the future.  The Dally Mail has the highest authority  for stating that the uniform of the future  will be khaki. All forms���������Uorse, foot, and  dragoons, artillery and army service, officer and private���������they are all to wear that  monotonous, uninteresting color.  Never a war but leaves its impressions  on the details of army service. This war  is to abolish the red coat.  At the same time the army is not to lose  Its butterfly tints entirely. It would be a  national calamity  and ft check  to the re  cruiting sergeant's industry if a rod broadcloth were to be wholly a vanishing uuauf  tity. The war oflice realizes tOothc fulll  the value of a red splash, of color In thi������T  black .coated crowd of a Loudon-street. So",  the soldier's costume is"to have;a two'foldfl  existence. The redcoat is to emerge frorajl  his khaki chrysalis on.Sundays and holl-i|  days, siud.at.any other lime' wlien it lsw  intended to be a spectacle and uot a work-ll  ing soldier, as, for Instance, on dress par-jj  The army is to have a full dr-ss unifon������  with red coats, more- striking, more dis}!  tinguished thun hfs present ^rod coat! VjM  is to be much more, liuely-froj;getl, mucl(l  more fully tasselled than ever ajiniforirfl  was in all the army's history. But forjj  commercial purposes���������stdl the kh.iki.  Jvhaki.  also,   is. to  be the hat of the fraj  Uuc, .and,  moreover,  lt is to be of a-typdj  unknown   in    history.     No   more,   nor   le^J  than a kh.iki billycock hat is tlie war ofllc  a.iswer   to   the  tlisas er  at   Aldersuot  lal  wt-i-k.    T.'iiiiny, In a billycock nut, will l\L  a   feature ,of   the   London   streets  as' sooy  as   Lord   Roberts  has  put   au   end   to   ti<J  South   African   campaign.  ��������� Also  the   bllW  cock  Is  likely   to carry with at a  spediefi"!  of   awning,    carrhu   mi , w'naieiioin.-    i ��������� >  11  and projvcllug from the'norel Ik-Iiuci. Tliaril  of course,  is only  for ������il.l_ days aud da.v:J  c-f   exposure   to'  Ihe   Mill.     Bui,   wheii Cth/j  now   meth'.ds   develop,'   It ' may , be   tiikelil  .is certain th.-:t  there wMi be no more ti-hjl  davs of fnialliies/"  $50    REWARD.    .  ^ *��������� s  '     ,        . ��������� ���������   a  STOLEN from tlm premises o^  the undersigned, about ihe lGtlj  of April, oiw small ' nd c-.'-v,:  years oH, w.aild calf about 20tljj  'Branded on left hipH. Anyonl  giving inlormation that will lea(j  to tlie ������.rredt and convici������>n  the thiet --r thieves will receive tly*  above repaid. , (Wgn������-d) JonJ  Connell, Oyster Rivrr,. Conto"  B.C. " ^15  liigpm&it & Nanaimo. M  S. S. "City of NanaimoiJ  SAILS EVERY  Monday, 12  (noon),   from   Vancouver   H  Texaria, Shoal Bay aud Way Ports jj  Chatham Point.  -.Returning-Tuesday via-   Van   Anda   ai|  Way Pdrts to Vancouver.  !hurftda>, 7:00 a. m., from   Vancouver  fjj  Van Anda, Comox,  Union Wharf  af  Way Ports.  Thursday midnight from Union Wharf jl  Nanaimo, connecting  at Nanaimo.wJJ  E. & N. Trains, also Str. . "Joan"  j^  Vancouver.  Saturday, 7:00  a.m.,   from   Nanaimo  Union Wharf, Comox, Van Anda, W]j  Ports and Vancouver.  g. S   -THISTLE."  Sails from Victoria 7:00 a. m.   Monday  Nanaimo and Way Ports. j  Sails from Nanaimo 7:00 a.   m. Tuesday;  Comox and Way Ports  Sivila from Comox  .7:00 >.  m.  Wednesf''  for Nanaimo and Way Ports. \  Sails from Nanaimo .4:00  a.   m.   Thursf  for Victoria and Way Ports.  Sails from Victoria 7:00  a.   m.  Friday .  Nanaimo and   Way   Ports,  connect^  with   "City  of Nanaimo" for   Ui,  Wharf and Comox. (  Sails from Nanaimo 4:00 a. m. Saturday|  Victoria and Way Port. j.  FOlt Freigrlit tickets   and Sts-  GEO. L. COTJRTNET, m  Traffiae, Manaa]  rj->m Apply on board, Htmfi ii it mi i  As the season is advanced we will  of the. balance   of  our   stock   of the  famous  dispose  M  cBuRNEY-  F3eatie Co.'s  Bicycles at  I^i  If you think of buying a Bike it will  pay  you to inspect the above.  CUMBERLAND.  iv  (yjL FECHNER.  LEADING   BARBER  4 r  t   u -,  . 1  and   ,  <��������� .      '  -   ' Keeps a.   Large   Stock  ,;; of Fire   Anns.   Amuni- .  tion     and    Sporting  v     .Goods   of   all   descrip-'  * tions. ''  C U M H E R LA \D, ,    , B.    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Wo have   a ���������Washington office.  Patents taken through Munn & Co', receive  Special notioe in the '  SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN,  beautifully' illustrated,   largest  cfrctilation  of  titli  ' ' - ���������  MUNN   &   CO.,  361 Vroadwni, Nt-w York.  MUNICIPALITY OF THE  CITY OF GUME1RLANB  3STOTICE-  Bf CYCLE RIDERS caught rtdin������ on  the sidewalk after this date will be'  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  Laurence W. Nunns,  City Cleik.  Cumberland, B.C., May 8th, 1900.   813  I  oi.  BICYCLES!  ADVERTISE   IN THE  THEJ GflBBOTE.  Dcma*iJ M..de .n tlie Cort. & for I.s Suppression.  From New York Herald'.  Among, the things which this country  iahei-ited from Spain as a result of the  recent war, was the garrote as an instrument ol punishment���������a fact which  wi.6 dLsagrtebly-imprtfifi-d up.n the public mind some weeks ago, when the barbarous weapon was used fur the purpose  of putting to death certain notorious  malefactors in Puerto B co. The geiier-  al sentiment in this -country is adverse  to' any such cruel punishment even in  the c.iee of the worst eliminate, and now  a similar sentiment is spreading throughout Spain itself.'  The first evidence"' that tlie Spanish  people had begun to d eapprove of the  horrible me;liud of ex.cu.ion wh.'ch has  prevailed in' their country for conturie-,  appeared a few days ago, when the Spanish parliament decided that condemned  criminal.:, should ' in future be executed  within the prisons, and not, as heretofore, in public^ and that the mo al tortures  which have heretofore been inflicted on  such criminals b f- re th y are banded  over to the executioner, should be at once  aboli.-hel. Henceforth, twhen a c iminal  is ex: cuted in Sp;iin, a, black flag will be  hoisted above the prison at the moment  of the execution, and nevermore wili b_������  .witnessed those deplorable scenes which  ���������usually took place' when a criminal.wae  ex cuted in public. Furthermore, thj executioner w,ll in future do his work quickly, and not as heretofore.-1 in such a manner r.s'to nedlessly prolong the agony  of his vh'im, Instead of testing the  g.irr.rie for scvtrul wjniites in the presence cf 'ln������ tiinn wbc is to die, he will  hve'to mitke all hi; preparations before-  the cr minal luuvcs his c-'ll, and he-will-  be held '"O.-iionoible if the instrument  fa N to cause t'u ������������������&y death.  'J here has bet 11'talk in Spam of ab->l-  i h iu������ the pjrTo'.f altogether, an-d more  hm oe meii:b< r of parliament has recently urged that some more humane  w apm b- substituted" for it Their ar-  gum- n s h.-'Y ma'e a strong impr ssion  on t''eir ole gu s and ��������� n> result is that  c - d mned person-; will n t iu fu,ure be  t 1 tux d befoie they die. The torture in  -uc'i cases was he ro-fin -ment of crue'ty."  The condemned man, c'othed in funeral.  Raib. was tnlun f -< m lis ell twnty-  ff-ur I'Oi'.s b'fo;e, the" time, ffe^   for his  ' cxtcntion, and wn������ l������d in/o ntfVther cell,  wl-icb had b.en ti'mpoi-.-iriy tran������fnrmod  into a  ch pel.    He knew  th >ri  th t his  - pu-a'-'for pardon had' proved fruitless.  The   wall*  of  the  c-'l     w������r-  cove:--d  with  b'ack cloth, and near, an alt.tr, on  1 r  which tapers we e bu nii-g. stood ������si veral  bl.-ck To-bcnl mn-nks. who chanted funor.-il  hymns.* In his p'ooniy' cell, where the  only Pd-.n-is hi a d wero the Yoicep of  th'-se who p-ayed for the'-rep s ' of h'^  soul, the unhappy ciiminal was obi'g-'d  to nmain in the chap?l during fie two  d.-ys aud nights pieceding his execution,  but the timo w. s reduced some lime ago  to twenty-four hours, and a fuither reduction was m do s ill more lecently by  p rliam nary decree. Seyeial l.'Jiisla-  tore h������'w v-T, are climbring for further  reform in this dir-cLion. They insist that  one hour in the chapel is sufficient. "The  law," "thoy say, "in condemning a criminal to capital punishment does not ordain that his execution shall be prec-'ded  by any other pu li-hment, or that he  shall be subjected to moral as well as to  p1 ys cal torturer."  The recent regulations provide that in  future the chapel shall be divested as  much .as possible of its funereal features,  and thus, though condemned persons  will be required to sp^nd some hours in  it, they will not .bs tortured in th.-1 same  manner   as   their  unfortunate   predeces-  1  sors were.  NOTICE.  TO MY oM friends at.d patrons in  Cumberland and Union:  On- June let next, I shall be *ire-  paied to supply milk and cream,  fieuh and sweet, butter eggs. <fec,  and solicit a resumption of the patronage so libflratly accorded me  in the past.  A. SEATER.  '   Courtney, B.C.; May 22, 1900.  ir f  Espim&lt & Nanaimo Ey.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898. .  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COURTNEY. ,  PresUDbnt;- Traffic Manaser  .WE   WANT YOUR  Job Priijiting  SATISFACTORY ������������&  '   GOLD  AND SILVER.  ���������AT-f  STODDARTS,  The Cumberland Jeweler,  ��������� ���������  i    JAS. A. CARTHEW'S  Liverv Stable  :     Teamster   and Draymen  "     Single and  Double rigs ,  ;     for Hire. ,   All Orders  :      Promptly   Attended   to.,  ; R.SHAW, Manager.  j Third St., Cumberland, B C.  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������a      ���������>*���������������* ���������������������������  Cumberland   Hobel   "^^" ;.,  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE,  AND SECOND ' STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B.C:  ,     -  r, - -  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland be'ipure,  -and stay at the  CumberliuxJ  Hotel,  First-Class"' Acconn d a*  tion for transient and permanent boarders. J   ', ���������       ;  Sample Rooms and  Public Half  Run in Connection with  Hotels  I  h*|  <- '  'I  'M  ' ',/'-1  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash      Building.  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland.  and am agent for the ;jE������.Jlowin','  reliitble    insurance'   companies:  Tlie   Royal,  London, and;  Lari  ' .cashire* and Norwich ,.'Uni.o,ii.... I  i.m |'������i]-aled"to accept ,rihkp n  current rates/ I am also aj-ent  f'>r the Standerd Life Insurance  Company of Edinburgh and th  Ocean Accident Company of England. Please call and investigate befoie insuring in any othei  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS.  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day  SUNDAY SERVICES  MEN   WANTED,  500 white miners and helpers  for the Wellington Extension  and Comox mines, to supercede  all the Chinese in our mines.  Apply at once to the managers  of the said mines, . Wellington  Colliery Co., Ltd.  Wellington Colliery Co., Ltd  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skrvicks m  the evening. Rev. j. X. Wh.lemar  rector.  ST GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH^��������� Services ai 11 a.m. and  7 p m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rey.-W.  C.   DoddS, pastor.  "METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets, at.the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor    ���������  St. John's Catholic "Church���������Rev.  Fr. Verbeke, Pastor. Mass ou Sundays  at 11 o'clock a. m. fSunday Sohool iu  the afternoon.  Fruit Baskets  Bee Hives  Garden and Flower-Seeds, Fruit,  and   Ornamental   Trees, .^ Hollies*,  Rose?, Rhododendrons, Shrubs, anj  Agricultural Implements.   ;New 80;  page catalogue...,^v,., vL.*:.,.....    ,  '--���������'���������'* ''     :"^-" 'M* Jr HEITBY,  3009 WMtminiter Romd,  Tel. 780 A. VANCOUVER, BiC.  COURTENAY   -'  .      piroctory.oj  50UBTENAY HOUSE,   A.  E.   Md-  Galium, Proprietor.  OEOBGE   B.    LEIOHTOlf,     Bl*cl<  smith and Carriage Kaker.  "it ������������������ s  '*'���������->. A\  -    . ������,������ V j  "... -i--,"-;s  * *    f   "��������� V  p \     , A i~  ^ ������������������ ��������� 1    '! ���������  ' r        t    " rJH  1    ..- "-.'������������������'*'  - v ,i   I.., ^i^i-i  - '��������� 7}yM  'SI  ���������a  -J  OOOOOO OOO OOOOOOOOOO  o  o  :J  The most northerly paper published   on the Island.  In  SUBSCMIPTION,   $2.00- A-   YEAR.  LADYSMITS  (Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE,  Apply to,  m 5m3 L W, NUNNS.  J".   B.M^JLEOC  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER, WORK DONE  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also pome  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.    ^ '.,<���������'.  The News Job Department.  I am prepared . to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  D. KILPATRJOK.  V   Cumberland o,t  000000.0000000000060  o  o  o  o  o  c  O-  iO  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o.  'O  EGGS FOR HATCHING,  FROM HEAVY  WINTER LAYERS. .  ���������".'��������� !l  The News War Bulletin gives all  the latest news of the Transvaal.  Subscribe jor the Bulletin and  keep posted on the war. Price per  month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  FOR    SALE���������Near   Courtenay  11 acres.   Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id.  For particulars apply at this  office.  Beack Langphans, $2  per sitting.  Black   Minorca's, $2   per   sittings  Barred Plymouth Rocks,   $1   per  .   sitting.  E.PHILLIP$,  Grantham, Comox.  Notice.  Riding on locomotives and   rail*  way cars of   the   Union 'Colliery  Company by any-person   or   per*  sons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are  subject to dismissal for allowing samtf  By oide*  FiKANcis I>. LiTr;.u  Manager. N  THE CATHEDRAL.  The city's burning heart beats-far outside  This dim cathedral; where the'ms'stic air  Vibrates with voice's of impassioned prayer  ' From generations that have lived and died.  Calm.saints, despairing sinners, here have cried  To heaven for merc3'; myriad lives laid bare  Their secret places, yielding to Christ's care  The burden, where his sacraments abide.  Soft from the jeweled windows falls the light;  Touching the incense laden atmosphere  To glory,' while a deep antiphony  -Bolls from the organ to the arches' height.  To soul and sense a Presence liveth here  Instinct with power of immortality.  ���������Katharine Coolidge in Atlantic Monthly.  I Ordered io Africa f  By Clifford Mills.  A'ToucWng'.Sketchof.aTouiiff'KBn J.  -    .Goinff to the -War.  Mother irose softly, slipped on her  dressing -gown and slippers and stole  along the corridor to Bab's room.  Bob lay, six feet of British manhood,  yellow haired, straight Uimbed, deep  chested, sound asleep.  Bob smiled and awoke and -saw mother  looking down upon him.       '  "Mybaby! My boy!" mother 'murmured.   "Oh, my darling!"  Bob bore it with admirable grace, but  he did not like it���������'not a little bit���������and as  Boon as he could he wriggled himself free-  and asked the'.time.   .  There was :time and 'to spare, and'  mother saidif he-did not mind'she would  like to read .one of the morning psalms'  to him; it would comfort her, she said.  And Bob consented, like the gentleman  he wasi and 'lay still while she read,  thinking "what pretty hair she had���������it fell  in a long plait right below her waist.  Then she kissed .him again and went.  ' And when he <was quite sure he could  count on isolation .Bob got up and wan-  ������ dere'd among the-litter of .uniform cases  and portmanteaus that' lay about the  floor. Then :he took up this -Glengarry  and, putting it on, regarded,his reflection  in the mirror^with.complacency.   And his  ��������� pride must be excused, 'for he was a newly fledged subaltern of '20 years, recalled  from leave to rejoin his ibattalion, .which  sailed on the morrow for'the seat of war.  A knock came at the door, and his sis-  ;-$er, his junior ;by three years, entered  ~the room; It was easy 'to see she had  been weeping, but Bob expected as much  and in his heart' did not resent it. He  put his arm round her waist and kissed  her.  "Nearly, time to ;be off!" :he cried with  almost brutal cheerfulness and turned to  strap his portmanteau, -whistling a martial ditty.    ".  :   Nell sat down on "the edge of the bed.  and surveyed the array of baggage with,  mixed feelings.    She .was very proud of  Bob.    He was'a dear hero.    But if only  the war were over and he < back again,  crowned .with glory!  ��������� Other girls' brothers had gone, arid���������well, she would not let  1 herself think.    She wished she had been  kinder to Bob in the days gone by.    Now  the little  uh thought of omissions  would  be ghosts to haunt her conscience till he  was back again.    She would ilike to have  told  Bob  she  was  sorry,  but  she  knew  he would laugh at her for a little goose,  and. besides, it would look as if she 'felt  this was indeed -goodby.    So she choked  back the lump in her throat and sat with  i    brave eyes stoically  watching Bob,  who  stood  in  the  window   examining  his  revolver.  But strive as she would she could not  . check the thoughts that: the sight brought  to her mind.    Bob with a revolver in his  hand���������yes, but far away in the midst of  the din and smoke of battle, surrounded  by the foe; dauntless, wounded, bloody���������  dying, dying!   With a little cry,-she rose  to' her -feet. -  Bob, who had been taking careful aim  at the gas globe, turned at the sound.  ������������������Hellor\ he exclaimed. "What's up,  Nell? You look as if you had seen a  ghost." Then his, eves followed her gaze.  "Little coward!" lie cried teasingly. "I  believe you got funky at the sight of this  revolver."  ��������� Nell stopped short on .her way to the  door; then she gave a queer little laugh.  "Well, perhaps I did," she said and went  quickly from the room.  Bob went back and finished his packing. Therihe caught up his portmanteau  and helmet case and went down stairs.  In the hall 'Perkins, ^the manservant,  met him and hurried forward, with a  scared face. "Oh, sir." he cried reproachfully, "you. shouldn't, really, sir. J  wouldn't have had it happen for worlds,  sir," he said pathetically as he took the  case and portmanteau from Bob's hands.  "Oh, it is all right, Perkins," Bob answered, with ,'splendid condescension;  whereupon one of the housemaids, who  was a witness-of-the scene, hurried off to  the kitchen below.  "He's down," she exclaimed breathlessly, "a-carrying of his own portmanteau  ������aad looking as handsome and cheerful for  all the world as if he was a-going to be  married instead of off to the war!"  "Poor dear!" said cook as she turned  the chops.   "Poor innocent dear!"  Perkins hurried down nt this moment.  "To think," he cried tragically, "as he's  strapped his own traps and carried down  his own portmanteau, and he off to the  war! Vd have lost a whole month's  wage sooner than this here should have  happened. Supposing he's killed, and  I've got to remember that he waited on  hisself the last morning!"  "Ain't he cheerful V" said Mary, the  housemaid. "He don't look as if he  meant to be killed."  "Oh, they none of 'em means to be killed. But that don't make bullets blank  cartridges," Perkins answered grimly.  In the meantime mother had dressed.  She had borne up bravely throughout.  Once, though, her lips had trembled.  That was when the sound of Bob's gay  whistling had reached her ears. But even  then loving pride had flashed into her  eyes and choked down sorrow. Her boy  was brave���������brave and true���������and duty,  she  knew  full  well,   would   find   him  a  She wondered if father, who was in  the dressing room, could hear the sound.  She would like to have called to' him,  only she was just a little hurt at his apparent unconcern at his son's departure.  But, after all, she thought, he was only  a man; he could not know a mother's  heart; his breast-had not pillowed the little sunny head in the years gone by; he  had not cried with joy when the little  feet had taken their first unsteady steps  across the floor. How well she remembered that day, and how proud she had  felt of her son! .He was'such a fine, big  baby. She had placed him against a  chair, and he had looked up at her with  round eyeB of wonder. ' Then, when her  /meaning came to him, he had not hesitated a moment; he had thrown back his  little head and, with a scream of delight,  walked bravely forward right into her  loving, waiting arms. And now���������now���������  She brushed aside her tears, for she  heard father coming.  ���������Father entered the room quickly, but  paused on the threshold. To tell the  truth, he had thought mother down  stairs. He had been- trying to remember  that day when Bob had ridden the new  .pony for the first time so pluckily whether the lad had been breeched or not. He  ���������knew^the picture was on mother's dressing table, and he had come in to look at  it, and there stood mother with the photograph in her hand.  "Humph!" exclaimed father. "So you  have not gone down?" And his voice  was not conciliatory, for he felt that every one that morning, himself included,  was wearing his heart on his sleeve, and  a sense of lost dignity was irritating him.  Mother's heart swelled at the tone. She  .put down the photograph and looked up  at father with a look in which reproach  and sorrow mingled, and , then suddenly  she turned aside, and her hands busied  ^themselves ainong the brushes and trays  on the dressing table, for her quick eye  'had detected that father was wearing  odd boots���������a buttoned and alaced.up one.  To think of it! He, the soul of precision,  lo thus betray himself! ��������� But there his  abstraction stood confessed. ' And, oh,  how mother loved him for it! He had  been such a stoic too! Well, there was  ���������no accounting for man's ways: but. thank  God, he had put on odd boots that morn-  AMURDEROUSSOCIETY  Depredations Committed by the  Chinese Boxers.  MURDER OF MISSIONARY BROOKS  Fut-il* Attempt* ������f th������ C������������in������������������ Gowra-  metit to' Fnni������h the BaudiM-rTlieJr  Numbers K*tiui������t������a "������- ������������"*���������������' ll.OOO.-  OOO-Foreign Troop* May liura to Sup-  preaa Tliair Uwle������������iiei������.  i  mg: She no longer felt lonely in'her  grief. He cared, too; his heart was aching also for their son's departure. Oh,  those blessed odd boots!  But ������he knew his nature and stood for  a  moment  wondering  how  best  to  tell  ���������him   of   his   mistake   without   annoying  him.  -And pfesentiy mother/on herway  down stairs, tapped at the dressing room  outer -door.    "One of your lace  boots,"  she said.-   "I  stumbled over it.     I  have  iput it down outside."    Then she waited  until she'heard father swearing softly to  '.himself.-   Then she knew matters, would  right themselves and went down stairs.  ���������   At   breakfast   somehow   nobody   had  much to say.    Bob wanted to,talk, but  .felt that hds one topic���������his luck at being  -sent to the front���������would not be exactly  ���������congenial to his listeners.    So he refrained'and ate a hearty breakfast.   ���������  He would .carry the memory of his last  meal away with him to the faroff land.  The tender face-of mother, smiling brav-  ly from behind the bubbling, steaming  urn;''the dainty spread' table, the pleasant, luxurious room, with tits handsome  pictures; the broad' bow window, from  which he could see the dear old garden'  where he had played as a child: the loving eyes of Nell beaming upon his across  the table. Yes, home was ��������� home, although he was the luckiest subaltern in  the service.  By and by the trap was at the door,  and the .servants gathered in the hall to  wish him good luck and godspeed. Bob  shook hands with them; all and- thanked  thein,' and then he stood with mother in  the porch���������alone. He could not see her  face distinctly for the mist across his  eyes, arid the next moment he and father  ���������were walking quickly down the drive,  .along which the dogcart was going slowly  forward to await them at the gates beyond. Father remarked that the new .  gamekeeper was giving satisfaction and  that there was every prospect of the c.ov-  ers^yieldjng better sport the next autumn.  "WV snail have you home again before  then;, my boy," he said.  "Rather, sir." answered Bob. "We  shall not take long to settle this little affair."  At the lodge the, gamekeeper's four  boys were standing in a row. They had  three cornered paper hats on their heads  and wooden swords in their hands, and  they greeted Bob with sundry salutes and  hurrahs. And Bob laughed and gave  them a penny each. "You must keep up  your drilling," he said. "We shall be  wanting new recruits in the regiment by  a������d by."-  And then the gate was opened, and  Bob climbed to the back seat of the cart.  Far away, at the house, something fluttered white from a window, and Bob  took out his handkerchief and signaled  back again. Then the boys cheered  afresh, and the trap turned into the lane,  und home was already a' thing of the  p.ast.  ��������� ,vAs they drove through.the,yjllatge;.there  was not a doorway that had not some one  standing on the threshold to bid him godspeed.  " 'Tis the young squire off to the war!"  they cried one to the other, and the men's  eyes-flashed and their voices rose, but the  women's eyes filled with tears as they  saw him drive past. "God keep him,"  they said, "and comfort his mother's  heart!" For they knew that the men  gave willingly their lives for their country, but that the gift of the women was.  something dearer than life.  And all the while Bob's heart was singing to him. He did not know that the  song had come down to him from the  loug ago time when the sea kings had  gone forth with their battle songs to be the  terror and conquerors of distant lands.  Ke did not know. But so it was, and  'twas a goodly heritage, of which Bob  in his joy and impatience recked little.  So the station was reached and the larst  goodby spoken, and father grasped Bob's  hands. "You will���������do your duty," father  said.    "I am sure of it."  And Bob's face flushed. "Thank you.  sir," he answered in a husky voice. "And  ���������my love���������to mother."���������Pall Mall Magazine.  Chinese officials who are in a position to secure accurate data estimate that 11,000,000 Chinamen' belong to the society of boxers, or, as  this same organized band of ruffians  was one* known, the "Society of the  Great Sword."  For the last quarter of a century  this society has terrorized the great  central provinces of the flowery kingdom, and wrought death and destruction in the homes of the Christian missionaries. It was their latest atrocity, the murder of a young  Church of England missionary named  Brooks, that called for the collective  note' of the ambassadors and ministers of the powers. In response to  that note the Chinese government  has sent an armed force against the  Boxers, but it is said of this force of  soldiers that more than one-half belong to the society, and consequently .but little good is expected from  it.  Of all the atrocities of which this  society of ruffians has been accused  none aire more terrible than the torture and death of this young Church  of .England missionary. At the*1 tune  of his death he was on his way to  join a brother missionary at Shan-  Tung. On this journey he passed  through a village where a number of  the members of this society were attending a native feast, and the cry of  "foreign devil," started by a little  Chinese girl, announced his presence  to the blood-thirsty villains.     -  Almost before he had time to realize what was happening they had  surrounded him and began the torture that ended in his death. They  pushed him about from one to another, called him all the vile names  of which they could think, beat him.  with clubs, and finally one of the villains brought a hook to which he had  attached a long, stout cord, and this  he fastened in the poor victim's nose,  and in this manner he was pulled  about the streets. When he attempted to escape be was/literally cut to  pieces  with swords.  This is but one in a long list of  crimes for which this society should  be "called upon to answer. Several  years u^o they attacked and destroyed an American ' mission at Shan-  Tung. The head of this mission at  that time was Rev. J. H. Laughlin,  now of New York city. Other members of the mission were Rev. It. H.  Hent, and Dr. 3. L. Van Schoick.  Of this case Rev. Mr. Laughlin says:  - "We lived in three houses all surrounded by a high wall. The first  evidence of trouble was a gunshot  outside the gate, whereupon the gatekeeper poked out his head to see  what was the matter. Instantly a  pistol was shot off in his face so that  the powder blinded him, although he  received no   other wound.  "The man fell shriking to the  ground, and 25 bandits rushed over  his body and into the courtyard.  Mr. Bent saw them coming and retreated into his cottage, but the robbers smashed in the door and shot  him in the thigh. The missionary  seized a piece of the splintered door  and ran out, striking right and left.  One of the bandits slashed at him  with a sword and cut his head, another wounded him on the arm, but  he at  last escaped with his  life.  "I was romping with my little girl  ���������in our dining-room and ran out to  investigate. I     found     Mr.   Bent's  quarters surrounded by a mob of bandits, and heard them-shouting 'Kill!  kill!'    . ...    .  "I ran back to ���������' my quarters, got  my wife and children over the fence  and helped them to a place of safety.  Mr. Van Schoick did likewise. When  we returned the bandits were gone,  and the mission, safe lay literally  smashed to bits on the ground."The  bandits had shattered it with immense stones and then pried it.apart  with crowbars. The amount of money secured was small. Sometimes  when the plunder does not equal  their expectations they seize the person of one of their victims, blindfold him, lead himiabout in a circle  and at last carry him off to the  mountains, from where they send  messages demanding a ransom."  Another attack on Christian missionaries which called forth a protest  from Germany, and which lost to  China the valuable port of Tsin-Tau,  which was seized by that government in default of the prompt payment of an indemnity, was that  which resulted in the murder of some  German priests and the looting of a  German mission  at Shan-Tung.  The trouble which led up to this  murder started in May, 1891, when  two nuns who belonged to this mission were maltreated by a mob of  Boxers, who charged them with bewitching children. The ritms escaped  with slight injuries, but the depredations were continued, and the mission stations throughout the province were plundered, and then came  the murder of the priests.  As the Chinese government took no  steps toward punishing the leaders  they became bolder than ever, and  many   native   Christians   were put   to |  death by terrible means. This continued until the government at Peking was forced to act if it was to  save itself ��������� the indignity of having  foreign troops landed for the purpose of suppressing' the lawlessness  and bringing to justice the leaders of  the society.  It was only last fall that this attempt was made to put a stop to the  atrocities of the^society, and the futile attempts,at that time promise to  be repeated now.���������The governor of  the province who was ordered to  proceed against the bandits proved  more of a friend than enemy to them,  for after tho troops'which he ha'd  dispatched to punish them had returned victorious he degraded tho  officers of the troops and sent a report to Peking in which he said that  the so-called rebels which the tropps  had attacked were merely an- aggregation of honost country people who  had been massacred without right or  warrant upon the instigation of the  foreign powers.  "Thus, at a single stroke," writes  Henry D. Porter, of P'ang-Chaung,  in a communication to the Outlook,  "the governor paralyzed the action  of every official, making it impossible  for them to act as they clearly saw  was best. The leaders who had  slunk away after the fight quickly  discovered that the governor was on  their side,' and within two week's  every man of them was in his place  again."  But ' little better results can be  looked for from the present attempt  to suppress this society of bandits  and murders now with far more than  one-half of the force of soldiery that  is moving- against them composed of  members of the society that is committing the outrages,' and the day  may . not bet far .distant when' foreign  troops will be landed to guard foreign missions in China and another  step in the disintegration of the ancient empire will have been-   taken.  So far the only punishments meted  out has been to a 'few bl the leaders whose heads have been cut off  and hung in cages on the highways  as a warning to others to desist  from their plunderings, but it would  take thousands of such punishments  to prove an effective cure among a society  with   11,000,000  members.    .  LITERATURE AND FLEAS.  * A Hot unci a File.  If a - boy has any . "mechanical  faculty" if it comes .,to him to use  tools, let him be thankful. Such a  gift of nature ��������� "gumption" it is  sometimes called���������deserves to be  cultivated. It will serve its possessor many a good . turn, though it  may never serve him quite as well  as it served a man -who tells his  story in The .Cleveland Plan? Dealer.  He opened a door for himself in 5 a  really striking manner."  "When I was 14 years old," he  says, "it became necessary1 .for, me  to go out in the world and earn my  share'in the family expenses." I looked about Avith small success for a  week or two, aad then I saw a  card hanging in a store window,  'Boy Wanted.'  "I pulled down my hair, brushed  the front of my jacket,- and walked  in.  " 'Do you want a boy?' I asked of  the clerk.  '"������������������'Back office,' he said.  "I walked back to' the little den  with a high partition around it, and  pushing open a door, which I noticed  was slightly ajar, cap in hand, I  stepped  in.  "It was a chilly day in November,  and before I spoke to the proprietor,  who was bending over a desk, I  turned to close the door.���������; It squeaked horribly as I pushed it shut, and  then I found that it wouldn't latch.  It had shrunk so that the socket  which' should have caught the latch  was a trifle too high. I was a boy  of some mechanical genius, and " I  noticed what the trouble was immediately. *-~  ".'Where  did  you  learn     to     close  doors?'   said  the  man  at  the  desk.  "I turned around quickly.  " 'At  home,  sir.'  " 'Well, what  do you want?'  '." 'I came  to  see about     the    boy  wanted,'  I answered.  "'Oh!' said the man; with a  grunt: He seemed rather gruff, but  somehow his crisp speech didn't discourage me. 'Sit down,' he added,  'I'm busy.'  'I looked back at the door.  " If you  don't mind/  said I,   'and  if   a   little  noise  won't   disturb   you,  I'll fix  that door while I'm waiting.'  " 'Eh?'  he said  quickly.   'AH  right.  Go ahead.'  "I had been sharpening my  skates  that  morning,   and  the  short,   file     I  ���������used was still in my  pocket.     In    a  few minutes     I had     filed     down the  brass  socket  so  that the latch  fitted  nicely.     1   closed   the   door   two     or  three times to see that it was right.  When I put my file back in my pocket  and   turned  around,   the  man     at  the desk was staring at me.  *' 'Any parents?' he asked.  " 'Mother,'  I answered.  " 'Have her    come    here with you  at two  o'clock,' he said,  and turned  back to his writing. .  "At 25 I was a partner^ m the  house, and at 35 I had a half-interest I always attributed the foundation of my good fortune to the  only recommendation I then had in  my possession���������the file."  Light From an   Unexpected Source Upon  h David Unroin Aphorinm.  ,  Here is a communication- addressed;  to the editor,of the New York Evening Post:  . "The aphorism of David Harum���������  already become famous, and which  will probably be long quoted as , aa  Americanism���������'A reasonable amount  of fleas is good for a dog -7- they;  keep him f'm broodin' on bein'- a dog'   has light shed on it' from an unexpected source, a scientific authority  though it is unlikely that Mr. West-  cott ever read the passage on stimuli to energy from Galton's 'Inquiries,,  Into Human Faculty,' which I here  quote:  " 'The stimuli may be of any description; the only important matter  is that all the faculties should be  kept working to prevent their perishing ,by disuse. If the faculties are  few, very simple stimuli "will" suffice.  Even that of fleas will go . a long  way. A dog is continually scratching himself, and a bird pluming itself, whenever they are not occupied  with food hunting, fighting or love.  In those black times there is very  little for them to attend to besides  their varied cutaneous irritations. It  is a matter of observation that well- ���������  washed and combined domestic pets ���������  grow dull; they miss the stimulus of  fleas. If animals did not prosper  through the agency of their insect  plagues it seems probable that their'  races would long since have been so  modified that their bodies should  have ceased to afford a pasture '-  ground   for   parasites.'  "As to the range.in nature /of , this  benevolent     (?)'" parasitism,   Swifts's   ill  observation  is  in' point  that fleas  " 'have smaller still to' bite 'em;  And  so proceed ad infinitum.' " ,  A CONTINENTAL DAM-        '    -'  I  <Ji  Jt Sound*   Like   a   Cum   Word,  lint -Thill  ProT*������ It (it'i^'rwidp.  '    Can you  give  the origin  of' the- ex- ,  pression  "continental dam?"'asks    a,  correspondent    of     The   Philadelphia  Times.      It sounds    profane,   but   - is  it?0Possibly,  and  in   all    probability  it   owes   its   existence   to   {.he   continental currency of revolutionary fame ,  or its  counterfeit.'    During  the dark-,,  est days of    the    revolutionary war, ���������  when  the     credit    of the continental  government   was  at   its- lowest     ebb  and tlie redemption of its currency of  grave  doubt,  this  currency  had     depreciated  to such an, extent  that we  are told it required $600 of  its face  value to purchase a good substantial  pair of boots.    Not content with this    (  deplorable  condition  of  things,, how- V  ever.  Yankee ingenuity devised a sub- '-J  ���������titu'te (counterfeit) for this currency, ft.  and  when, these spurious notes came ^  under the     notice    and, detection     of 1,  bank  officials  it was  their, custom to  stamp upon    them' the    Latin    word^  damnato   (condemned),t or,   in its ab- *.  breviated  form,   "dam,"' thus ending *���������  their disastrous career.  Is it possible to conceive of1 any-^  thing more utterly worthless "or good )  for nothing than this counterfeit con- V  tinental money forever condemned by ,)i  this "dam" upon it, and is not this  the most logical and natural deduc- ^  tion. of the. origin of the expression y  "It is not'worth a continental dam," '  so much like profanity, and yet, if we/fl  are correct, so absolutely free from |J  it? ' ������ to  m  I*r������je������*.t ing  Air.  Physicians     in    South    Africa now  have another    theory     for explaining)  away the charges made'by  both Briton and Boer that the other- is using  explosive   bf-llets'.     The  extensive  la- m  ceration often found in bullet wounds |j  is    now    said   to. be due to the air'^  which the bullet drives before it into  the wound.       The     existence of this'',.,  phenomenon can be proved easily. If )a  a round    bullet    be dropped into    a,  glass of water from the height of a'1  few feet,   il will be seen that'  when ia  the bullet touches the bottom a large '<j|  bubble   of   air   will become detached  and rise to the surface.   In this case '2  the bubble will usually be from 10 to ||  20 times the size of the bullet.  Now, a Mauser bullet traveling at.  high speed is said to  carry before it������i  a bubble  of ^compressed air   of 'large-.)J  dimensions.     Experiments made by a if  surgeon who  fired a pistol  ball into?!  a glass  of water showed the bubble-'  to be 100 times the size of the ball./'  From  the  appearance   of tke  wounds  and from these experiments it is concluded  that   the  mass   bf  air  driven I,  by a Mauser bullet explodes    in the$  body of the wounded man with suffi-|  cient force to cause extensive lacera-fj  tion.     This destructive air  bubble is'\|  well    known    to surgeons  under thejf  name of projectile air.  A  Sufferer's Confeesion.  1 envy not the nabob's gold,  1 scorn tlie monarch's might;  1 covet not the right to hold  A place in fashion's sight.  Yet satan bids me join his claa,  One pitfall, and I slip.  I envy heartily the man  Who hasn't got the grip.  < ���������Washington Star.  J  1)1  Oh, Beauteous Maid I  There was a girl in our town  Who was so wondrous fair  She could have given many  Of her girl friends a share  Of beauty, but she wouldn't,  And kept it behind locks,  "Because," she said, "it costs me  Just ninety cents a box."  ���������Philadelphia North American.  %  Do Not  Pay Gasti^*  PAY SCRIP FOR DOMINION LAND?.  AND SAVE DISCOUNT. ]  A very large Bating can be made.   Wecan'/l  furnish the exact amount fer any payment.!'4  Write for particulars and pries. )y  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, wilmndf-  '. "ry.' v.'' ���������:}> J!"w"' 'w".';������*- '��������� -'  : '^Knr&v-^iziT?,  X&-CS$Z&tE������&$ft (���������  oi  THE CUMBERLAND BEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  A Gen tie- Hint. '  " Slopay���������I don't seem to get any better, doctor.  Dr. Kraft���������You worry too much,  that's what's the matter.  Slopay���������Oh. I don't think I do.  Dr. Kraft���������Ah,  but I, think you do.  Now, there's  that  last ,yeaz*'s  bill  of  mine., Don't you think you'd feel bet-  ���������   ter If you had that off your mind?���������  Philadelphia, Pr^ss.  Foiled.  "Anger," he said thoughtfully, "shortens life."  She looked at him sharply.  ' "It also." he went on. "spoils beauty.  ��������� It has an exceptionally injurious effect  on a pretty face."  , "John Henry." she exclaimed, "what  Is it you want' to' say to me? What  provoking suggestion have you to make  now? Kor,what offensive ruling in domestic economy are you paving the  way?" -' 0-  Then he knew'that all his precautions, were useless and, that-he might  as well have told her In the first place  that she would have to wait a mouth  for that new bonnet.���������Chicago Post.   ,  How's   This?  Wo offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for  any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure. ���������   .  -   F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.  We, the   undersigned,  have   known   F.  J.  Cheney for the last J. fi* years, and believe him  ���������"   perfectly honorable in all business transactions  -and financially able to carry out any obligations made, by their firm.     ' ���������  W-BBT& Tbttax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo.O.  -' Waiting, Kinnan & Maiivin, Vvholesalc Druggists, Toledo; O.  .Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting: directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price, 7 5c per bottle. Sold  byall druggists.   Testimonials Jree.  "Hall's Family Pills are tlie best. -  ��������� * i *  There is u pine nut of Korea'which-is  , rich in oil "and supposed to be so strengthening thiit it is given to Korean children  who are delicate of constitution.  Life on a Farm  AS TOLD BY ONE WHO HAS UNDERGONE ITS HARDSHIPS.  - Hard  Work  and  fcxposuie  to All   Kinds  'of    *������������;ather   Inlays    Havoc    With   lite  .'���������'    Strongest  Constitution ��������� How   Health  May  He' Obtained. ,    ���������  >   While life-as a farmer is one of con-  sideiable  independence, it is very far  , trona beingvO e of ease.    The very na-  : mre of the calling is one that exposes  ' its followers to all sorts of ;weather,  . and it is perhaps not surprising that so  inany-iariners- suffer fiomchionic ailments.  Mr. Tbos. Mc A dam,-of Donagh,  P.E.I., is a fair example or this class.  Mr. McAdam  himself  says:���������"I  was  always  looked  upon as one having a  ragged   constitution; -    but   the   hard  work, coupled 'with  the   exposure incident   to   life on  a farm, intimately  p.oved    too t much    for    me.     About  .eighteen  months  ago I  was attacked  with pains in the small of the back and  thighs.    At first they were of an interim it tent nature,and while they were extremely painful, would pass away after  a day or two,1 and might not bother me  again lor weeks  .  As the attacks, afier  each   interval,   grew  more  and  more  serere, I became alarmed and consulted  a do j tor, who said the trouble was lumbago.    His treatment wonld  gi<re temporary relief hut nothing  more,. and  ultimately I was almost a cripple.:,(To  walk, or even to move about ina^cbair,  or turn in bed caused in tensed agony,  and iu going about I   had >to   depend  upon a cane.    If I attempted' to   stoop  or pick anything up the 'pain would be  almr.cf unbearable.    This  condition of  affau.- jiad its effect   upon   my whole  system, and for a man in the prime of  life  my condition *was   deplorable/   I  think I had tiied at least half a   dozen  remedies be'ore I   fonu l   relief  and  a  car?,   aud this came tj me through the  . use of Dr. Williams! Pink Pills, which  airiehd ujged me to try.    I  felt tome  relief before the first box w.������s -all   gone  and by theltime I had taken five boxes,  I was as well and smart  as   ever,   and  although months   have  now ' passed  I  have not had any return of*tbe trouble.  My cure is entirely due to   the   use of  Dr. Williams'Pink Pills, and the only  regret I have is that I did not try them  at the outset.    Had I done so I would  not only have been saved much  suffering, but considerable money as well."  Some mpn seem to think a woman's  mission is submission.  The.night key always has-the hardest work to do in the morning.  Stratford, 4th Aug., 1893.  Messrs. 0. O. RICHARDS & Co.  Gentlemen,���������My neighbor's boy, 4  years old, fell into a tub of boiling water and got scalded fearfully. A few  days later his legs swelled to three  times their natural size and broke out  in running sores. His parents could  get nothing to help him nntil I recommended MINARD'S LINIMENT,  which, after using two bottles, completely cured him, and I know of several cases around here almost as remarkable, cured 8y the same Liniment  and I can truly say I never handled a  medicine which has had as good a sale  or given such universal satisfaction.  M. HIBERT,  General Merchant.  WINNIPEG INDUSTRIAL.  Rules by   Which Cattle  Can Be  Entered  for Competition���������List of Prizes.  Following- is a list of the prizes to  be presented by me Industrial Exhibition .association j.or catt.e shown at  the midsummer fair. The conditions  'g-overning: . entries and competitions  are also  appended.  Directors  in  chains  will  be  Messrs.  Aid.  Sp'eirs  anci Jas. Biay.  . The  registration  number    of animal  and name of herd book must be given  with a .1 entries.  The age of cattle shall date from  loth July.  Cows must be giving milk at the  time of exhibition or show signs of being well gone in calf, or proof be  shown of having produced a calf this  year.  No animal may compete in ��������� more  than one class or section, except for  the herd prizes in the class to which  it ibelongs, and any,special prizes offered. This shall not apply to the animals entered in sections for'bull and  get, cow and progeny, and herd where  females bred in Manitoba are shown.  No entry fee will be charged for herds,  but animals competing in herds must  have competed in some other section  of  the  class.  All animals will be shown in the  judging ring and exhibitors must be  ready to bring them out when callad  for.  , Entry Fees���������Bulls, 3 years old and  upwards, $1 each; other cattle, over  one year, 50c. each; cattle'/ under one  year, 25 cents each.  .CLASS 13���������SHORTHORNS.  Certificates of registration in Dominion! Shorthorn Herd book, Coate's  Herd Book, or -American Shorthorn  Herd book will' be required.  ' All animals competing for the  specials offered by rthe Dominion  Shorthorn Breeders' association must  be registered in the Dominion Shorthorn Herd book.  Bull, four years and over���������1st, ' $20;  2nd, $15; 3rd, $10; 4th, $5. Added by D.  S. H. A.���������1st, $20: 2nd, $15; 3rd, $10.  Bull, three years���������1st, $20; 2nd, $15;  3rd, $i0; 4th, $5. Added by D. S. H. B.  A.���������1st,  $20;   2nd,  $15;   3rd,  $10.    '  Bull two years���������1st, $20; 2nd, $12;3rd,  $8; 4th, $5. Added by D. S. H. B. A.���������  1st,  $20;  2nd, $15;  3rd,  $10.   *  '  Bull, one year���������1st, $15; 2nd, $12;"3rd,  $8; 4th, $5. Added toy D.S.H.B.A.���������1st,  $K; 2nd, $10; 3rd, $5.  .Bull calf���������1st, $12; 2nd, $8; 3rd, $5;  4th, .$3. Added by D.S.H.B.A.-rls't, $10;  2nd, $8; 3rd, $5;  4th, $3.  Bull calf ,of calendar, year���������1st, $10;  2nd, $S; 3rd, $5; 4th, $3.  Bull,   any  age���������Silver ,medal.  Cow,  four years  an  dover���������1st, $20;  2nd,   $15;   3rd,'$10;   4th,   $5.    Added   by  D.S.H.B.A���������1st, $20; 2nd $15;  3rd, $10.  ��������� Cow,   three  years���������1st, $20;  2nd,   $15;  3rd, $10; 4th, $5. Added by D.S.H.B.A.���������  1st, $20; 2nd  $15;  3rd, $10.  Heifer,  two  years���������1st, $15; 2nd,  $10;  '3rd, $5; 4th, $3. Added by D.S.H.B.A���������  1st, \$15;   2nd,-, $8;   3rd,   $5.       '   ,  Heifer ,one year���������1st, $10;' 2nd, $S;  3rd, $5;' 4th; .$3. Added by D.S.H.B.A.���������  1st, ,'$10; 2nd, $8; 3rd, $5.  "Heifer calf���������1st, $10; 2nd, $8; 3rd, $5;  4th, $3. Added by D.S.H.B.A.���������1st, $10;  2nd,  $8;   3rd,  $5;   4rth,  $3.������  Heifer calf of calendar year���������1st, $10;  2nd, $8-; 3rd, $5; 4th, $3.  Three calves, ��������� u'nder one year old,  bred and owned by-exhibitor. Special  prizes by W. S. Lister, Middlechurch,  ���������Man.���������1st,   $15;  2nd,  $10.  Also special by Pure Bred Cattle  Breeders' association of Manitoba and  N.W.T.���������Diploma. .. c  Bull "and two of his get. Get to be  bred in Manitoba, N.W.T., or B.C���������1st,  $12;  2nd,  $8;  3rd,  $5;  4th, $3.  Three animals, any age or sex, the  get of one bull, bred and owned by  exhibitor, and bred in Manitoba, N.W.  T., or B.C.���������1st, $12; 2nd, $8; 3rd, $5;  4th,  $3. r  Cow and two of: her progeny, owned  by one exhibitor. ,i Progeny to be bred  in Manitoba, N.W.'T., or B.C.���������1st, $10;  2nd, $8;   3rd,  $5. -���������  Herd, bull and three females, any  age, owned by one exhibitor. Females  to.be bred in Manitoba, N.W.T., or B.  C���������1st,   $20;   2nd,   $15;   3rd,  $10. "  Herd, bull and four females, any  age owned 'by one exhi-Ditor���������1st, $20;  2nd, $15; 3rd, $10; 4th, $5. Added by D.  S.H.B.A.���������1st,  $20; 2nd, $15;  3rd, $10.  Four animals, any age, bred and  owned by exhibitor���������1st, $12; 2nd, $8;  3rd, $5;  4th, $3.  Herd,  bull  and 3 females,  owned by  one exhibitor, all bred in Manitoba or  N.W.T.    Special  by Montreal  "Family  Herald and Weekly Star"���������Gold medal.  '   Special   prizes       by   the     Dominion  Shorthorn Breeders' associations.  Bull.any tge��������� 1st, 5-20.  Female, any age���������$20.  Herd, bull and three females, all under two years of age���������1st, $30; 2nd, $20;  3rd, $10.  Special prizes offered by the Canadian Pacific Railway ' ....company for  Shorthorns bred in Manitoba, Northwest Territories or British Colum-bia,  winners in regular Shorthorn classes  to -be barred:  Bull,  two yeas���������1st, $20;  2nd $12; 3rd,  15  5  .... 15  10  .... 15  10  ..   .. 10  G  .....    8  5       6  4  Heifer, one year    8  Heifer calf ,     6  Herd, b-ull and four females, any  age, owned by one exhibitor ..  Two calves, under one year old,  bred and owned by exhibitor.  Also special by Pure Bred Cattle Breeders' association of  Manitoba and N.W.T.'Diploma  Herd,    bull <> and   three   females,  all under two years owned by >  one  exhibitor , 10     5  ThreeNfemales,  any age,  the get  of one bull,  bred-in Manitoba,  N.W.T.,  or B.C 10     5  CLASS  15���������GALLOWAYS.'  Certificate   of   registration     in   Galloway Herd Book of Scotland or American   Galloway  Heid  book,  will    be  required.  1st. 2nd.  Bull,   three years   or  over $20 $15  Bull, two years 20 15  Bull,   one  year    15   10  BuM calf.... " 10     6  Bull,   any  age Silver medal.  Cow,  four years or over   Cow, three years or over...  lieifer,   two years   Heifer,   one  year   Heiier calf, under one year  Herd'bull and four females, any  age, owned  by one exhibitor.. 15     5  Two calves, under one year old,  bred and owned by exhibitor..    5     3  Also sipecial by Pure Bred Cattle   Breders'     association      of  Manitoba and N.^.T. Diploma  li'erd, bull and three females, all  under   two   years,   owned by  one  exhibitor 10<   5  Three feanales, any ag"e, the get  '   of one -baill, bred in Man., N.W.  T:,  or B.C 10     5  CLASS 16���������HEREFORDS.  Certificates of registration    in  Can-  ad Hereford Herd, book, English Herd  book of Hereford'Cattle, or American  Hereford Record,' will be required. '  1st 2nd.  Bull, three years or over    $20 $15  Bull, , two- years 20   15  Bull, one year 15  Bull  cailf 10  Bull,  any  age    Silver medal  Cow, four years or over.' 15  Cow,  three years 15  Heifer,  two  years  10  Heifer, one year"...'"...-  -8  Heifer calf    6  Herd, ' bull    and "four  females, ���������-  any* age,   owned    by\,one   exhibitor ' 15  Two calves, under one year old, -  bred and owned by exhibitor.. 5  Also' special by Pure Bred Cattle Breeders' ��������� association of  Manitoba and N.W.T. Diploma  Herd, bull and three ''females,  all under two years, owned by  one  exhibitor.!    10  Three females, any age,  the get  of one bull, bred- in Man.,  N.  W.T.,   or  B.C.......' 10     5  CLASS   17���������DEVONS.  Certificates of registration in Canada Devon Herd book, Davy's Devon  Herd book or American Devon Record, will be required.  ���������     ,      ,    ,' 1st 2nd  Bull,  three years or -over! $20 $15  Bull, two years 20   15  Bull,one  year  ~. 15  Bull  calf * 10  Bull, any age Silver, medal  Cow,  four years or over 15  Cow,   three   years 15  Heifer,   two   years    10  Heifer,  one year    8  Hedfer   calf    6  Herd, ,bull and four females,  any age, owned by one exhibitor   Two calves, under one year old,  bred and owned by exhibitor. 5  Also special by Pure Bred  Cattle Breeders' association of  Manitoba and N.W.T. Diploma  Herd, bull and three0 females  all under two years, owned by  one   exhibitor 10  Three femailes, any age, the g-et  of one bull, bred "in Man., N.  W.T.,  or B.C 10  WESTERN CANADA AS A FIELD  FOR SETTLEMENT.  i   2OO.000 Acres Wheat and Grazing Lands  for Settlement   in   Manitoba, AWini-  huia, Albtrta and Saskatchewan.  Deep   Soil,  Well   Watered,  Wooded,   and  the Kicheat in the World���������.Easily  Reached  by Railways.  Th* exeat demand for a pleasant, safe  and reliable antidote for all affections of  the throat and lungs is fully met with lit  Biokle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. It Ifl  a purely "Vegetable Compound, and aofci  promptly and magically in subduing all  coughs, colds, bronchitis, - inflammation  of the lungs, etc. It'is so palatable that  a child will not refuse it,, and is put at *  {trloe that'-Will'not' eiclude'thapoor from  U benefits.' ' -K& J-: '>'-- ��������� \-.    *.  ��������� .  10  6  10  10  6  5  4  5  Vast   Mineral   Riches,  Gold, Silver, Iron,  Copper, Petioleuiu, Salt, Etc. ���������Immense Coal Jfrields, Ulimitacle  ���������supply c������* Cheap X<'uel.  The grain of Western Canada is said to  outclass that grown in any other part of the  world,'while in size and quality the cattle of  the Canadian iNorthwest have no superior,,  The Government of the Dominion of Canada gives Free Farms of 1G0 acres to every  male adult of 18 years ot age and over, and  to every female who is the head of a family,  on condition of living on it for at least six  months in each of thiee years and performing eaoy cultivation dutiod, thus offering  independence for life to anyone with little  means, but having.energy to settle.  Settlers' effects, viz.: wearing apparel,  household furniture, books, implements and  tools of trade, occupation or employment,  musicid instrumen s. domestic sewing machines, live stock, caitt> ana other vehicles,  and agricultural imp.enunts in use by the  settler for at least u jear before his lemoval  to Uai adu, not to inciuje machinery, or arti-  c es imported for use in any manufacturing  establishment, or for sale, also books, pictures, family plate or furniture, personal  eftects and heirlooms left by request; provided that any dutiable article entered as  settlers' effects may not be so entered unless  brought witn the settler on diis lirst arrival,  and shall not be sold or otherwise d.sijosed  of without, payment of'duty, until after  twelve months' actual use in Canada; provided also, that under regulations made by  the Controller or Customs;,' live stock, when  imported into Manitoba or the Northwest  Territories by intending settlers shall be free  until otherwise ordered by the Governor in  Council. r  Newly arrived immigi ants will receive at  any Dominion Jands office .in Manitoba or  the Northwest Territories information as to  the lands that are Of.en for entry, and from  the officers in charge free of expense, advice  and assistance in securing lands to suit  them; and full information respecting the  land, timber, coal and mineral laws, and  copies of these regulation:?, as well as' ihose  respecting Dominion Jands m the railway  belt in British Columbia, may be obtained  on application to the Superintendent of Immigration, Department of the Interior, Ottawa; the Commissioner of Immigration,  Winnipeg, Manitoba; the' Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, Begina, N. W. T., or  to any of the Dominion lands agents in  Manitoba or the Northwest Territories.  '<  Taken  Unawares. :,������   --  "False-oue.T-' he 'cried; __ "yp'u" do^not  love me!";,,: ��������� '"'"'-'    "'"'.- ������������������", *'������' -'/ - . \ '���������"  Qnickly'stie wept tothis side and looked trustingly into his'eye's..'-,''"    '  ��������� "What. %oh. -what liave' Ii dpjae. that  you should dbuut>m,e?>'~she���������askecL  "There is powder'.oiiryour" face," he  hissed.       ; ' *���������   ���������    ' '  ': "    !j^'t  "Believe me." cried the'unhappy girl,  "I was not,,expecting' you .tonight."���������-  Chicago-Post..      >      '<   .  ,,  .'    '"������"-  A lady writes: "I was'enabled to remove <the corns, root and. branch, by the  use of "Hollo way 's'-'Corn Cure." Others  who have-tried it have, the 'same experience.  . ' ' ' ' ' ' I.  "M  * I  t  -1  - 11  I  ���������     1  w,- n. u. \ 274  10  6  10  10  6  5  4  U"TYWrANA " BELIANCB   CIGAR  I UfltAHA,     p AOTOBY, Montreal  Previous to 1K\i the house of commons was lighted by candles which were  affixed to massive chandeliers.'  MINARD'S LINIMENT ReUeyes Neuralgia.  Any Girl to Any Otlter.-GIrl.  Tlie breach is made, false friend; goodby!  For loss of you I shall noi sifjh.  Your love you vowed, fund superfine���������  Then went and bought 11 hat like mine.  ���������Chicago Record.  ���������^^m0mj9m-  *Uanufactured..by THOS. I,EE,\Wlnnlpe^, '  THE ALL-WOOL MtCA ROOFING  ' Which neither Heat-'nolC'irost-affecls." ��������� .l'  After 9 years', trial customers class it superior  to all other rooting   ���������Highly.recommenaed at  Winnipeg Industrial Eihibftten; 1897-8.  W. G. FONSECA,*������������������������?:  ISSUER OF MARRIAGE LICENSES.  Main*Street,      -' :     '-'  '  Winnipeg,-Man.  OXYDONOR. ������  -   Trade Mark Registered Nov. 24,1836.'  -   ,/.'  -.One Oxydonor will .serve a. family.. Tou^."-.  are to do the curing yourself.   Fully^tested;,~  in all diseases.   Oxygen "is nature's greatest^'  cure. Sure cure for La Grippe, Rheumatism,  Catarrh, Chronic Dyspepsia, etc' Dr. F. Emmons, of Syracuse, N. Y., writes: "Iwish to,  give you particulars of;arfew frota; manyV  cases which have been effected by-the Oxydonor 'Victory' in my practice."-   He especially mentions cases of Pneumonia, Bowel  Trouble,. Erysipelas; Asthma2 Rheumatism, .f  Diptheria, Measels, Neuxalgia, etc.   ' Par-'  ticulars can be seen at my office." Subdealert,  in every district wanted.    For-'deEcriptiva"  .booklet   and  particulars  addresss ,Wm.. T. J  Gizbe's. Grain -Exchange, Winnipeg.    '"'  ..   .V!  -J-     ' 1  '���������"'  t   J    .  Hotel Miioral;  Montreal. Free Bus. Am.  P. $1.60 up.  E. P. $1.00 ea.  15  Merely Curious.  Stranger���������I noticed your advertisement  in the paper this morning for a man to  retail imported canaries.  Proprietor of Bird Store���������Yes, sir. Are  yc# looking for a job?  Stranger���������Oh, no. I merely had a curiosity to know how the canaries lost  their tails.���������Chicago News.  JUST THE THING THAT'S WANTED.���������A pill that acts upon the stomach  and yet is so compounded that certain Ingredients of it preserve their power to act  upon the intestinal canals,_so as to clear  them of excreta, the retention of which  cannot but be hurtful, was long looked  for by the medical prottssion. It was  found in Parmelee's Vegetable Pills,  which are che result of mucn expert study,  and are scientifically prepared as a laxative and an alterative in one.  Domestic Economy.  Said Drown unit) hi.s wife one day: ���������'  "We've uoihiiitf loft 10 eat;  tt things go on in this queer way,  We can't  make both ends meet."  His wife replied in words discreet:  "Oh, we'll not be badly fed;  If you can make but one end meat,  I'll make the other bread."  ���������Chic������go Newi.  - <  Minard's Liniment Cnres Burns, Etc.  Destpernte Economies.  "Joe, -there's a collar and cuff trust  started."  ''Oh. gracious! I've been rurnins mine  upsidf down, and now I suppose I'll havo  ���������o turn them inside out."���������Indianapolis*  Journal.  Worms derange the whole system.  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator deranges worms, and .gives rest to the sufferer. It only costs 25 cents to try it and  be convinced.  Why? ,  Little Mary had a rose;  Its thorns stuck in her skin.  "Oh, goodness!" she exclaimed.  You use the safety pin?"  ���������Philadelphia Pret  SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE  IN ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS,  ,- .No midsummer holiday's. .Now is the time tie  prepare for a situation in the busy, season.  Full particulars on application.- "        --  G.W. UONAjLD, See. ;���������  N. B.���������We assisted over 100 of oar students to'  positions duriteg the past live months.  Catholic Prayer 8i&-J!rS5  ulars, Religious Pictures, Statuary, and ChnroJi  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders re*  ceive prompt attention. D.&J SadlierfcCO..MflMlMj  7" ' y^s  '- ���������-' "V.sf-  , ������������������'��������� -Vi'  '        '���������"���������  .. --���������a-ovi',*"  />-.-���������.  'Why don't  one year���������1st, $15; 2nd, $S; 3rd,  1st, $12;  tv:> rears���������1st, $20; 2nd, $12;  one  year���������1st,  $15;    2nd,   $8;  Bull,  $5.  ��������� Bull   calf,   under   one   year-  2nd, $8;   3rd,  $4;   4th,  $2.  Heifer, three years���������1st, $20; 2nd,  $12;  3rd $8.  Heifer,  3rd  $8.  Heifer,  3rd, $5.  Heifer, under one year���������1st, $12; 2nd,  $8;  3rd, $4;  4th,  $2.  Herd, bull and three females, two  years ' and under���������1st, $20; 2nd, $12;  3rd,   $8.  Bull,.any age���������$10.  Female,  any,age���������$10.  CLASS 14���������POLLED ANGUS.  Certificates of registration in Dominion Polled Angus Herd book, Polled  Herd Book of Aberdeen Angus Cattle,  or the American Aberdeen Angus Herd  book, will be required.  , 1st. 2nd.  Bull,  three years or over $20 $15  Bull,   two   years  20   15  Bull, one year 15   10  Buill calf.... 10     6  Bull, any age...   ..Silver medal  Cow, four years  or over 15   10  Cow,  three years ..15   10  Heifer, two years     10     6  Likely  to Be  Expensive.  "TVe have the finest mattresses that  are made." the dealer assured her.  "Have you any particular choice?"  **I've heard a good deal about reindeer moss." replied Mrs. Gaswoll. "I  think I should like to have one stuffed  with that."���������Chicago Tribune.  CA-N RECOMMEND IT.���������Mr. En.oa Born-  berry, Tuscarora, writes:, "I am pleased to  say that Dr. Thomas' Eclecteic Oil is all  that you claim it to be, as we have been  using it for years, both internally and externally, and have always received benefit from  its use. It is our family medicine, and I take  groat pleasure in recommending it."  MINARD'S LINIMENT Cures Dandrnff.  One" Point of Agreement.  "It is very genermi'* for the Krirish and  the Boers 10 compliment each oilier so  cju-nehtly on  iheir \:t!i.r." .-.aid (he strau-  '���������Yes." answered tlie native; '"their  opinion of each o.her's valor seems to he  Ihe only ihim*- thos.- people can agree on."  ��������� Vt'.i .liiii^toii Srar  MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale mmim.  The Manitoba  Farmers Mutual Hail  Insurance Company.  Home Office, 603 Mclntyte Block,  Winnipeg-, Alan.  Chartered to do Business ih Manitoba,  also all over the Northmesi  Territories.        ��������� **���������  A   NEW  MANAGEMENT.  v Over $2,000,000 Insurance in force and  increasing every day. "1  OUR RATES  THE LOWEST. ;  Farmers wanting protection from hail  should write us or see our local - agent.  Box 672, Winnipeg.  W. O.  GRAH'AM, Manager.  Farm Lands  For Sale in All Parts of the  Province.   Write for Lists.  NARES, ROBINSON  & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  The Countersign aa He Knew It.  "Have you got the countersign?" asked  (he sentinel.  "Well,"   replied  the  raw  recruit,   who  had left a department store to enfer the  army,  "when  I  left the counter^it was,  This silk's twice less than cost.' "���������Phil  adelphia North American.  THE PROVINCIAL  [ANCE C  OF MANITOBA.  Incorporated  iu 1801 Ly  PRESIDENT:  John Eenxon, Farmer, Deloraine.  Manitoba  Government.  VICE-PRESIDENT:  O. J. Thomson,' Farmer, Virdon.  The Orig^n-air'Hail-Jnsuirance' Co.  Managed _by the Farmers themselves.  THEY CLEANSE THE SYSTEM  THOROUGHLY.���������Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills clear the stomach and bowels of  bilious matter, cause the excretory vessels to throw off impurities from the  blood into the bowels and expel the deleterious mass from the body. They do this  without pain or inconvenience to the patient, who speedily realizes their good  offices as soon as they begin to take effect.  They have strong recommendations from  all kinds of people.  During the nine years of its existence this Company has paid about ONE jrU.V-  DIllD AXD TWEiNTY THOUSAND J)OLLAJtt$ for losses sustained by farmers  by hail storms. The assessments have ranged from 12������ cents to 2f> cents ijper acre,  -which is the maximum that can be charged.'-��������� The average amount paid for losses  has been So.50 per acre for total loss, and at the same rate for partial losses.  BOARD   OF   DIRECTORS   FOR    1900:  T. L. MORTON, Farmer, Gladstone.  JOHN RENTON, Farmer, Deloraine.  C.J. THOMSON. Farmer, Virden.  F. SCHULTZ, Farmer, Baldur.  J. MOLLAND, Farmer, Glendale.  H. B. BROWN, Farmerj Morden.  ROBERT   STRANG, Manajj-ingr Director, Winnipeg  Local Agents at All Pkincipal Points in the Province.  .-<-,  ita  ���������'>'* -������������������**'  - v* *������    .  ���������;  vf*-"--*'".  .'/'ft*.' .  ....���������,    1,1        ������������������    '      ' JJIL.I' "HU'L'I.Ji'-  * tunc M"! <?������������������������������>��������������� ������-������������������ TW4S *>���������������?������������  CREAM  RAMNG  Oftl-i M*4#l. imwIptM1 Fair  ������������������old B������kln*f Pow4������r**B9������*t^-������lof  Jiobo.  Ttr*y ���������*��������� ���������fn|**r|o*a������ro ft-Mlffe  THE gyMBSHLAND NEWS  'jSJitfSfo PVI^X   TUESDAY.  9. ii? swta5wn������'i5wtef-  .1 ttieruccess of their fellows in  ?hina. Last week a Boxer fla.  as hoisted, 'and being seen by Mt.  Tames Whyte, he pr. mpdy ordered it down. The bolsters ' refused,  A'hen Jimmy gave them 10 ruinates to accede to his demand, or he  vould nave a crowd there to do it  or them���������and he would have had  1 crowd all right!   ,  It is reported that $3,000 was  lately shipped to China from here  towards the yellow fund. It is  further asserted that $5.00 per  month is paid in by every Celestial  in camp towards this fund.  1  ECIAL  V\  0  n  -11   1  reign'here lor th, coming wcelc will be away under all.competition,   as  all summer goods must go without  reserve.  *r Advertiser* who WW** Q4f ad  \2 #.������-, day %-9-fftrg iW*g-  ^Rh^nter-,    fr������������lin������     tft  if>opWp     The  Hxm regally y\\\ poplar * !������?cT ty  ������<*���������  TrWeient ������dj 0^1- >B WfWW'  fPESDAY, JULY 24th,  1600,  We   rpp*rinr fp     ^jtorial     this  .-feek'froffittft   N^pon   gpqnQinist  a������ tQ Hw-'ffimw tf ^������  WWW   in  fJb^a ag������inBV=the foreigners,   It is  ^rtajfllya aa^r? qn qur   Y^^Pted  6iyHi?a^on   $M   ������UT   PTPgT<������s���������������  0y,������9dWf^i-^ religion,  fe*t beWfi t^ nW������ Qf so many in-.  ���������J-^eriVpeofA-P *$������-������ npurdered with  ^ph.������tTe<?WV������9-i������?Nffity-? but-^yer-  "t^l tfc? rtjaeoii given $ur   these  ftifllM^^^'-  ^ghinaman  ahh������ri> *ftur**pligip,R, h^ee ^r m'an.-  pere and w($o-BWi and, h^ingjftatur-  ftlty   9% ������.   B(iurd|^ro-A8 ,,-proi.ensity  ft^ka every excugj-j,.etnecially when  'W*^^'^   ������������������������*���������   fohuuian  'rage *f���������������inB^ ������^1 ft*d ftRy ������* a Tace  ���������Hn^ r-aijgtaB <iiffe?*nt from his own.  W U ������i ������������V rh* :^^^ that we are  ftowto,   sift. PA&    The   fact   that  \hese 4������^e4������ hfWe been ^p.mmitted is  ���������f-fhat wU\ c.ftUM &?  blood of every  ffiaXot o,\-.r race to b,oil. Further, the  though* that while hordes of   these  Asiatic demons have been  received  \n\v our country,   protected   and  Vested aa \% they   were   ourselves,  Wte ew 9m v60?1? in ghina  ^aye heen lpoked on with hatred,  and when the time was ripe, murdered atrociously after being sub-  jr.cted. to the. wpi*t indignities and  9\\tragea^ ^a enough tp pall for  g^ng retal^to?y measures. The  Qhine-w p^upstion will, we prpdict,  be very shortly, settled in so f,ar as  5. ���������"g. \b ^^icerned. a1| lpa������t.  When will the  Council , pass   a  i.orse and cow by-law ?    Lest there  should  be   any   misunderstanding  we state that it is  not our intention to criticise the Council in  anv  vyay, or ridicule them, as  we   were  accuced of.on a former  occasion, by  a member of a different   body,   but  Lo call their attention to   the   fact  that Ioofo a'nimalt������.about the streets,  with a lot of cows with   their  everlasting clanging bells, is a   decided  'nuisance, and is one which is rapidly growing worse.    The state of the  sidewalks in front  of the   people's  houses every  morning   is   the   reverse of pleasant, tp say   the   least.  What with cows boat thieves,   un-  fenced school grounds   and   Boxer  meetings,  we   are   having   a   flue  time in. our town. ~.  ���������   '.   .. :��������������� -=���������������������������-��������� -  BANK AMALGAMATION.  Agents of ,Bank of Commerce Confirm  News .Pablished by Colonist  Yesterday.  '. - '  Montreal, July 6���������The agents, pf the  Canadian Bank of Commerce in this city  confirm tlie report of negotiations on  foot looking to the pui chase of the, Bank  of British Columbia.' A meeting of tho  shareholders of the Bank of Commerce is  to be held August 20 to decide on the  matter. If the deal goes through, the  combined banks will form one of the  strongest monetary institutions in Canada, possessing a capital of $8,000,000  and a rest of $2,000,000, and having 70  branches   and  offices,  including  one   in  London.  .������������������ -o   The present war In South Africa Is showing the nearest approach the British army  has ever made to rational dress In the Held.  It seems almost Incredible In these days  of easy and serviceable khaki, for instance,  that the Life Guards fought at Waterloo in  scarlet coatees, light blue overalls with  gold stripes down the sides, and heavy  brazen helmets of the old Roman pattern,  with a black bearskin crest and a red,  yellow, and blue, "hackle feather."  Cuirasses, which are new only worn for  show, were introduced some time after,  being ilrst worn at the coronation of King  George IV.  A huge bearskin cap-like that now worn  by the footguards, but nearly twice as big  ���������was introduced iu the Household Cavalry  In the reign of William IV. This was replaced by the present pattern of helmet   ��������� o^ ���������   The hot weather suddenly toming  on    is   very   oppressive,   and'  doubly so to those not suitably clothed for it.    The prices   which   will  J- - ��������� ���������      --ii..  - - -jnclcr all .competition,   as  Below you will find some  eye openers regarding our sale:  Summer muslins, ginghams, piques, etc., worth from  12^ to   20  cents,    sale price 8 cents per yard. ..���������   - ������������������ *  Womens'white wear-Night gowns, trimmed -with ^^o.dery sale  nrice 7*-c Night gowns, trimmed with., embroidery,, insertion and  Peking reoulara$i..50, sale price $-.oo. White skirts worth 7S cents  saleprk:e6&s cents. White skirts worth $,.00,. sale price tf5 cents.  White skirts $1.50, sale price $1.00 , -\ :   ..  1- ������.  MILLINERY  ,    1  Those pretty hats ranging in price from $i.?S to^jo ^ ^  sold at prices-which will appeal to all as being,a regular siaughttr,.  The diePis cast arid they will have to go     It-.s our loss .-but  your |  aain     Lot one, consists of children's and. masses hats -        .       : ��������� ���������  &   Worth from,$1.2 5 to $2.00, sale price 7 5,cents.        ,;  -Lot two, consists of misses'and womens hats  worth from $2:50 to $4.5.������. sale Pnce *' ��������� 5������  Lot three, consists of womens hats ������������������'   ._      ^ 4  .'���������.-���������  worth from $4.50 to $6.50,. sale price ^2,50  II-omens' sailers,  now  15 to 25 cents. ���������    " ���������    , J  HOSIERY 1  '.* Womens' fast black 1 ose,1 worth 1 5 cents, now 1,0^cent^ ^ pa.*^  ���������Womens' fast black hose, worth 2 5 cents, now -1 5 cents, per. pair. , j  l.oys'ribbed-cotton hose. 20 cents per pair..  r.^..-m^������wn.iMw������" J:.-B������-.n*������������������������- ������������������������������-������  Do.otforpet our shoe (lcps.riii.ent, tho pr.owar-  u.s; - m.jou.     '   -������ - - - ;; , -a     -r.,|  NOTICE^l'he ib..ve prices a.e hot ���������toll fa-all c.,,r,���������;l.to.-<.    Our . olj ^ *h.^ohk y  ,���������-. andsee, y���������ur eyes will tell you more than ������ny a,l������rt.so,���������o���������t.    P,.BU.������.ve p,.ce,  ������feTeiB^on  CASH STOUm  L-eJ^aai3a jiiBW-ram^jajil  -tT  LOCAL ITEMS.  ^r^ady, \?? p^rpeiye a 8yst^r\   of  ^3*cottin^ ���������agftWB^ C^es-?.     P-?o-  ���������Setab^a fro^ V?m.t ������P^ go  ^h~-  that   -H-tetfl.bPX*- b&V?' HVeft    t,o  ���������jfatb^r.w^ ^n^ &\]fag M^il^ fruit,   a,  ' W"&'tt*& ^^ ���������* -hWtolW  yplWtt&X W. ^e ^irty), h^ds ot  Q^in-iae. Ke^loiW ci^iz^a, wco.ur-  a^g^. th?. la,fis, ?,ux \hvx frifiit wheri-  $ye.r *poBfsiVi\ex an^ you wil^ kno*?  ^at your four- b\t, pieces are. not  g9in������ intp^ a ^.oxei fprid fox traiis-  T-aission, ^o. C^ina, i������- ^rniBbi the  ffinewB o| war   ag^i^B^   yo^r   own  Boxers ar^ reported to be   strong  ^ pbiaatoWD, aiid that they   have  Mr. Chaa. Bridges, of the settle  merit got severely stung on the  wrist-by a bee lately, causing his  whole arm to swell. He went and  consulted a doctor lest blood-poison should set in.  Look out   for   H.   Creech   over  Stevenson & Go's, store.  Messrs J. Grieve and H. McGregor. l,eft for Dawson, N. W. T.  on 14th inst. The evening previous to their departuie  they were entertained to a sump-  % lous repast by the genial proprietor, of the "-Riverside" Hotel, Billy.  Giennon.  Stevenson's rustler, H. Creech, is  iu town once more, with tailor-  made, clothing, boots and shoes, to  suit the public at large, big or  small,, the cheapest, anrl the best on  the.earth. Call a;nd see hid sample rooms oyer Stevenson & Go's,  stor-?...  .   London,   July 22.���������Gen.   Dewi  has    again^ succeeded   in   cutting  Lord Roberts' cMmmunicHion  both  by railway and telegraph.   He, has  captured one hundred Highlander-.  -   Following     ,fr->m     Broad wood:  "Have followed   commando   since  July 16th.     Had sharp fighting at  Palietfomein   on   19th.     Reached  Vail Kaintz to-day, enemy doubled back through Hartee  Kraft   in  darkness.    Commando  consists  of  2000 men and four guns, is accompanied by   Steyne and Dewit,   the  wire and main lines of  railway'arc  cut to Pretoria, Dewit  has   crossed  the railway   and   is   going   north.  Gen. Kenny telegraphs from Bloom-  fontein to-day that the railway has  been- captured   at   Honing Spruit,  and a supply train and  100  High-  . landers  captured  by   the   enemy,  who are mounted in a   large   force  on Honings Spruit,    All communion ti n   is  cut off while scouts   and  30   uncaptured   Highlanders   who  are folioAving  the  enemy.    Several  encounters  are   reported   to   have  taken place  in  which   the   enemy  were repulsed after  each   stubborn  encounter. ^  Vancouver, July 23.���������Whites  Japs and Indians, who went fishing  on the Fraser were turned back.  To-night Japs are going out -in  large numbers, under police escort.  Trouble1 is expected.  London, July 22.���������Chinese as?ur-  ances are beginning to cause a  slightly better feeling, so that it is  now admitted that perhaps not all  foreigners have been killed in Pekin. Still the general feeling is  one of incredulity..  WALLEFUPAKTKIDG  Here at last, it has taken some time to  them from the factory, but we are now open-|  inaout lOOO pairs ot mens'* boys ladies|  mtss'esand childrens' shoes, and prices ar|  away down. Don't you want a pair for th"  holidays?  it so we can suit you  iitspbctio^   iisr-^iTEnD..,  WALLER    &    PARTRIDGE  Sporting  HAMMOCKS, BASEBALL, CRICKET,  LACROSSE, FISHING TACKLE, &  BOXING   GLOVES,  LAWN TENNIS^  AND PUNCHING BAG?  THE   BEST QUALITY FLIES TRIED  "AIj  HARDY BROS., PRICE $1.50 PER DOZEN. J  SEND   FOK   A    SAMPLE   DOZEN. ^  Tisdall's Gun Store,   Vancouver, B.|  J  GolUioQbia Flooring Mils G<>-    ;  ENDERBY, B. C. ��������� j  Hungarian, Three Star AX^-   Strong B  tos; !Z Superfine ������. f neatlets ���������Z>^. I  r. P: R1THET & CO., Limited,.  AGENTS,   -..-������������������'   -   VICTORIA,

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