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Array rj >  J*"  j / OfrTy    <^U^try^~y^f  /  (0������  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C. TUESDAY,   JULY   31st,., rgco.  r)^  -,'1  _>J      t  NichoileS'-&' Reiicm:  it   -*���������(&<  61  YATESvSTRiEET,;  VICTORIA, B. C.       ....    f  'A "��������� ft'  ^     -fe^  '      *���������?  '.���������:*���������������  l*-*    jj������~-v;Aaonts fov.McCormick H.ir vesting Mael'ineLv.       ��������� ,  ���������T"->H^-^"-Wnte--for"-^>ri-ee,--~and particular?.    P. 0. Dra������ er of'������3*  *- v     _*&' .     ' ' 'lC  .-.*__** ..*'*' ���������  ~������ <0^-B������*5=^<^^ <2^ l^'^^^S^^^^^-^^^e^^  h  A Large Shipment just ^arrived, specially  suitable for summer use^ prices:  y      ��������� -t' ?'  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c y^.  English Linoleums   -  -  -  6. 9 and 12   feet wide from   50c. per   square-yd Lip  Best*Scotcb Linoleums, all ���������widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per square  yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES   OF OUR GOODS FREE ON    APPLICATION.    %  Weiler Bros.  VICTORIA, B.    C.  I  $  $^e&gg3S3&&& g^S^Sg-g-sg*^^  DINNER ���������SETS     ������������������.'.:  :'���������    TEA SETS ' .  yy\v;-7:w:..-7G&AMBER  i&S)  W'fe have a few left and must clear them }  out at Bargain Prices. Crockery ware, Glass- j  ware, Tinware, .Agateware.* Wooclenware.  Hanging Lamps, Hall Lamps, Table. Lamps |  etc, etc., at |  TELEGRAPHIC    NEWS  London, July 27.���������Despatch from Shanghai reiterates allegation that surviving  members of diplomatic corps have left Pekin for Tien T.-in, under' escort -of troops  commanded by Jung\Lu. Step said to hove  .been taken in hopes of abating wrath of  powers and delaying advance of allies ou  capital, also stated that half of foieigners  have been kilkd or wvunded of died as result of privations. Alleged depditure of  ministers leans to re-assertion of belief that  rep >rt is part of a <Jeep laid plan by China  to conceal the massacre of Pekin, a*sd that  story will be that foreigners were tet ujy-n  by Boxers when travelling to T'en Tain,'"  mat soldiers fought bravely, but were over-  conif* and all missaciocl. _   ���������--....  * *     ^ "  L ndon, July 27 ��������� D<*spatoh tio n Shang-  i ���������>  ,    , -,  ^ h.d announces that a letter'has been,   receiv-  ,. ed Irom Sir Claude McDonald,"'  the   Br-ush  Minister at Pekm, ueder^aie  ot  Jui_y 6\h,  saying, "The legations were uud*-r constant  vfire and"that three were bfciU ~sta>.dii'g,    the  , Chinese are shelling np from the  ci.y   with  a three inch gun and s< me1 smaller ones are  * ~iT -'���������-,'. i*  sniping up      We may   be   annihilated   any"  day.    Our ammunition and food  aie  short  We would have perished by this   time  onls*  the Chi.iese ire eo.vards and havu no organ-  > **���������.'**   * . *-*  lzed plan of ait/ok. ��������� If we are not pressed  we niriy h*dd out a' fortnight longer, otherwise foui d.tys at the "utmost, L >sses of  fotf.gi eis iii LVkin up to July   lith   are   40  - kille*t and SO wounded,        '  ' -J Shapghai, July 27.���������iThe, fiis'. important  blow iu the-advaiics.iiuon' Pukm h.>.s beeu  stfiiolc and the Chi. e-e were routed; 15,000,  J.tpctnese ti oops wci'e landed al Sh ������.ng *>'ai  K.\*o"nw on Julv 22uH.-aud.v.ere nsisted by  he Chinese.    The. Jvps   fought' giUantly  'and    won a   gieaD - vioWry.-" The   Cnino'-e  ' .Mn put to ft.^ht. *P ijo-*r "tct v to Uu.  invAeuitn* the WAr.->bip.-> of the%illi.jh ivc-ii^-  !y b> in'-a-Micd inn <Jhiueae    foi to ,������L   So"l y  ,-Si', K.<_ai���������,*���������-._.       L /, ,.    "',���������'���������/>���������-    '" -  \r  rioouv* e, .liily 27    ' B.-y������ui('*,) a Doiui ��������� >  '1^   jC-r  vLi-iui nt JJ-iUor > Com.'issi j.;. r,    li  early s>ir oefc li'il m j.ir.U!t;iu^-j.  .- ttlom^n  i i ih   &t.nk   and   be *">].; hm tc  will ������j u-  1 ably be concluded   this   aHeruoi n,    ar,   c-  ioiut  meeMiig   to   be   tield   ao   Stevisnu  ,   -  - ������ -  V -ahennen agree o work at 20 cem",- a .t\  15 cdutu for heavy runs, bus tsk &s otil>  coacosbion that curium y men recognise::  union. He sa*)!r> Indians liave dfCided to go  out on Sunday lji-.lit, aud 1110.0 of v/luttfa  w:',l probably do -ame.        ^  Lc'udou, July   28.���������T'*'*)   enemy   on   the  Bt-thkhem hdls aro now closed iu.      Basto-  luc.d it, closed to thoin.    HArrisrnith   is  the  ouiy hue ouen aud it a ill not  be   easy   for  them to reach Liu re wi h jmns ai d   wagons.  Broadwood   is   still   watching.     Chrisbian  DewiLt ^ho his taken ap   a position on the  hi^h hills  ne.*r   I-tciizhurg     aluut   7 miles  south of che Vaal.     P. Dcwitt,    a   jouugei  brf>ther of Chtistiau, surrendered at Kroon-  stadt yesterday.     Bartou reports from Kiu-  geradorp that he has reconnoitered  the railway to Bank Station, where the   tram   Mat.  wiocked on 19th and been   enabled   to   re-  pleuifch his supplies.      Buller   reports   rail  way   was   opened   to   Heilberg   yesUrday  through communication to Natal.       French  and Hutton continued their pursuit  on   the  25 h.    Tbe-former   crossed   the   Aliphant  Rlvtr and from   the   isigh   ground   on   tlie  east bank he could see Middleberg   and   the  enemy retiring in great disorder, main road  no* th was blocked fur niiies with   hors������men  and waggons, enemy's rear was   then   seven  miles north, mounted force.-* were still   west  of river, night was el< sing in, r.tiu   terrible.  One officer died from exposure and   mortality among the mules aud oxen was   great.  Cape Town. July 2S.���������Gen.' Dewit: has  consented to surre.uder on condition that  his men be allowed to1 re-urn to their h< me-j  utuaolested. Lord Roberta has replit-d he  will consider nothing, short of an nncordi-  tio:ial surre'iider.  Shanghai, July 2S ���������Reported here thut a  lary* sectiou of B x^rs have revt.-lted  ���������atiainst Prjuce Tuau aUejing that he ia  making tool's of them for hia own ei;d.; Desperate conflict took place outside Prkiu  Sand- y. P:i:.ca Tuan pesoaally led  ms   followers.    Tne   battle   iusted   .-ii-veral  hours and Prince Tuan   was   defeated   and  killed.  , Li Huug Chang  wires  N.    Y.   Tribune,  "Foreigners alive m Pekin."  London, July SS.���������Daily Mail, Shanghai  bulletin, dated July 28th says, "Foreigners  murdered." The ministers seeing that  death was inevitable shot their f am dies. Sir  R. Hart, the banker, committed , suicide in  dispair.  L .udon, July 28.���������Despatch from   Shang  '.   ,       _. ,    .        ,   ,,.���������,.   f ry lo loose thorn  hai says a Russian  banker   who lett   iekin      , *���������-  July 4 h and arrived at S anguai   Wednes- Qe0( M'cLean was injured    about'  day 25th, say. that w h n   he left Pekin the      lh(j back and armg ]jy ft faU of    lQp  Gibson fund- W. R. Robb, $2.00  Frunk Purk*? ,WdS elected school  trustee by acclaiuation last week.  AChinanian wa.s cut hi two and  instantly killed by the trip in No.4  slope, Monday.       ,  c ���������   < <���������  ���������  .Mrs. Andrew Watson joined her  guid man last week in' Nanainio,  where they will live.    We 'are' sor-  f> t  legations had been destroyed   and   all   for  i.  eigners aiarder&d. ,  Loudon, July 30.���������Lord Roberts wires as-  r  follows: "Ou 26sh McDonald fought a rear  action with enemv all da^' near Naauwpoort  in Bethlehem hills' b'ueking the neck to  Boer-s. Hunier reports enemy twice checked liia advance by holuing str iig positions  o i tv\ o necks, one of which was taken, be-  fore dirk, the" second duriug. night, eucmy  retiring. Prisoners taken ' state 1,200  Boers would surrender if guaranteed treated as prisoners of war, *noc as rebels. To  this I assentea.    As a result of  this   Puns-,  loo asked for four da^s armistice.      Huuitr  *���������  n '       '  reulied only terms was   uncoi.dilioual   sur-  '*     x : ��������� iC   .  render,.aiid until   heae   were complied with  hostilines could not cea-e. Puusloo has  written a strong letter expressing wi ling-  ness and offered himself wall men, >iitleo,  ammuoitiou aud oilier lire arms upon con-  dition horbes, saddles, bridles and o her  po-ibestuoiis of Boers* be guar a. teed them  and they be free <.o returu to h uiies. , Replied auireuciei uiuoi be uoconduiojidl aij<i  every Mil..g mu-.c be giveu up and Boers  Wou d lib ounoicle.ed ptlsoueis of .wai." A '  U e   du&Ldiuh tioa. C.uer.l   Roberts   tiattd  r       *���������      -  s. d y. ut-utiruis t' e suriender , ot Puu&loo  ���������AUu'o.OOO'.B-brH.    '   ,  _^ . o   -a  IKGT7/.J-T CK L.  C.  Irlc'DONAliD.  Tlw foil'*\v7'7ix 'f.r'y ssrvHl oir tivi'-  v -be. wl hsh was concluded on .tho  2411.: J. McL od, P. S oddart, A  Crquhar , J. IvjcQueen, E. Yar-  wuod, D. AniluHi). Dr. B.ile}r  fir-jt tefctiiied as to inj iii-s causing  d ath.' Geo. Turnbull, arnbernian,  ' tl;en gave evidence io effect ihal  be, with D. K el list and deceased  were, on 21st engaged in lining No.  6 (air) shaft. Gas was set alight  as they were working, causing an-  explosion,   after   which   McDonald  o  was missed from the cradle. D.  Nellist, lireboss, testified that shaft,  w.is thoroughly te&ted foi gas bo-  fore naked lights were us-id. Landings at upper level were known to  bo clear, as lu.liber had been piled  in there just before they started to  work, ar.d naked lights used. McDonald found it hard to work with  the Davy's and wanted more light.  Tested shaft thoroughly and found  all clear before permiLting naked  lights. While Turnbull was knock  ing off a   large   cleat   which   wa  coal in No. '��������� 6, Tuesday.    We   un- .  dersland nis injuries are  not   serious. He was taken to his own home.   ,  ���������* * p ���������  ' A correspondent informs us that   l  H n. Jas.- Dunirmuir   is   the   most  pi-pillar man bf  the   day   through-c  tne whole of the-lower  lslai.d,    on"  account, of his firm.voluntaiy stand*  on ihe Chinese question.* and  other  matters of vital public"interest^   ,<,*  Meeting last Friday   re   Chines.  resulted in   committee,  being   appointed to inquire into tlie- matter, -, '  Mr. Hall,   missidnary, stated *"thaU:' .  there were no Boxeis here and gave',-;,  a very interesting account   of   the -  divisions of the Chinese Empire, iiv   -  . order to illustrate  to the   meeting ���������"."  that all  Chinese   in   B.   C.   came _  from provinces which  were   -strong '.  anti-Boxer.    No   pains  * will     DQ' _'  bpared to try to arrive at'the- truth \  oi the matter, but this \s a'difficult   i  .undeitaking with Chinese.' '' \~  >   1 he idea that Boxer worms come' ',  .  - * ��������� .   ��������� /*  every four .years is erroneous. They/  oome every year, but they ma'y'not i*  come as they   have this  year// for-  ma ny' y ears' again. \ We 'hope they,,  will not. , The*/idea "that* 'the>wet>. ^'&{  so.-ijOi/has,caused tbem.  is*also ,a_, -, ' "'"v  fallaey." Tuey are, a  pldgueZ/this" .  year' because   many   causes'"Were.  '  c*nnbincd to  make"~triem   so; *t Tha ^  rain irny have had  an effect,  but  not neces-arily, just as -plagues   o$*  locusts   and other insects come., in, , t  o her parts, so are they   a   plague  here, this year.  If the eggs had not  been   deposited    plentifully   there   ���������  would not have been an   abnormal '  number of the worms.  *,, >'  M  cVF  ran  "iLxtr*!  __   *\ii  yJ3  -���������tl  ?*.\ 1 i  ' si  )\  J*  3n /iibemoriam,  * *~*  ffiErs. Ii. C. McDonald,  Dear Madam :  We, the Officers an������3  Members of Mount Hortb Loyal,  Orange Lodge, No. 1676, desire to  tender you our heartfelt sjmpathy  in the sc\*> re trial that you have  been called upon to pass through  iu the lamented death of your be-  beloved husband and our dear  brother.  We realize how helpless we are  to lighten your burden of grief by  anything we can tay or do, but  we  are prompted by the hope that  naiJed to the bide of the shaff, this expression of fraternal sym-  gas ignited. Did not seem  as though it would explode. . Gave  signal to hoist, cradle caught on  end of |ope in shaft. Stopped and  liberated cradle. Begun to ascend  again when first explosion took  place above us. Stopped cradle.  Then second explosion took place  and blew mid wall out. Called to  George and McDonald, but ��������� McDonald was mis-ing..".* There -wa^  no vibration or heaviig of cradle.  Cradle did *not jerk when we  caught pipe. Did not see McDonald after I gave order to put out  lights upon gas firing. Kav*j, examined landings on V] p< r��������� levi !  several times for gas and found j  them a. I clear." f  Verdict given,   accidental   death, j  Case   was   conducted   by   Mr.   T.  f  Morgan,    Mine       In specter,     and J  watched on behalf of  Colliery   Co..  by Mr. J. Mathews, Manager.  pathy   may in   some degree   cheer-  find comfort you.  Think not of your beloved one as  dead-bui as having passed the portals of death, to ent������r oua better  lice beyond, and when that union  s lallhav'c been'established i within  the blissful precincts of ih'e Grand  Lodge above, you wi.ll fully reaHzey  as we trust you .do,-that he whom  we ali mourn for, is not lost; but  g -ne befoie.  May He -who guides all human  affairs, for His glory, comfort you  rfiul your family in -thiw dark hum,  is the earnest pi ayer of the officers  and members of Mount Horeb Loyal Orange Lodge, No- 167C.  Signed on behalf of the Lodge  WILLIAM B. WALKKB,  Worshipful Master-.  ALEX. ARMSTRONG,  Recording Secretary..  Dated at Cumberland, B.C., July 24, 1900, BY   MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Auihor of '"A Woman's Love,"  '  "Worn;.!]   Againal "Woman,"  _&������. -Hir Fatal Sin." ICtc. __>  ���������iS*;^;^.^;  *������  *���������������  -ft  ���������������  si/  ai sin/   J^w*. fly  .-^.���������^.���������''-������������������w.'^^'a^:  Lot lis glance 'into that inner room.  5������ which the latter personage is engaged  examining ;i _qiiaiiiJ.ty of papers. *  The small eyes gleam beneath shaggy  -.���������yebrows.    The l:i.st paper examined, he  pushos the .heap from him with a laugh,  mid rub.-* his long, bony hands together.  "What   a   queer  thing    life  is!     It'������  now twenty-five years since 1 first knew  this  Richard Goodeve.   lie was than  a  red-cheeked, happy young fellow, whose  ���������only idea of the worid was that it vr:v3  ���������a place made expressly to 20 bird's ne-st-  ang in;* nnd now ne has grown up into a  moody, vindictive man, nursing all sorts  of   wrong.-*,   real   and     im'-.ig'irui.ry,   and  brcodtng   over   schemes   of   retaliation  and   vengeance.     It's   not   always  well  lo  begin   life too  hap-pily.  "���������The day, after to-morrow  Sir    Hugh,  V'/illc-ughby  pays  the  remainder of the  Oa':.s*oods -purchase  money. ,.  "If I couJd see ham buried beneath  the kind he has purchased, and his  wife's pride hiunl.'ed to the dust, I  would sacrifice money. Ifd iioav fifteen  ���������years vsrlnce Sir - Hugh lli'reatened tone rse-whip me. He did horsewhip me,  too, and lost his election ���������by it; that's  seine comfort. We've shaken hands long  ago, but if Sir Hugh, Willoughby kn-wv  ���������my foelingrs towards him and liis, he  would sooner have grasped the most  ve.no 1110us of. snakes than have touched  am 1:0   in   friendship.  " 'Workhouse born, and charity bred  ���������vagabond by bdrth, and rogue by inclination!'���������those were the words he  used ill:ten ye:u*s ago; and, when I re  scntod them by some'"truths about him-  'solf, he lashed me with his riding-whip.  If IMcfnard Goodeve is the man"I take  him,.to be, the ruined, desperate' erei-  tnie I have caused him to -be,- I will  l*ay what. I owe Sir Hugh Wilkmgihby  in   full.*'  His meditations were interrupted by  voices in the-outer office;' 0110, a full,  strong voice,'was raised as in the tones  of passion; the other voice,, that of  Yovulam Gritt, was, as iisu.nl, soft and  oil;-, quite unmoved by ��������� any-.passion  ���������w-hailovcr.  "Richard has come then, to know his  fate."- ' '   "; ,'    ������  So saying, Miser Scratton ��������� locked the  dcor that separated the offices. This  done, he first a-ppliod has eye tojhc* key-  he le,  and  then  his  ear. .  .*  The conversation between (Jrilt and  his  visitor went on.  "You refuse, then, to give me longer  time���������even   a   few   weeks'"  "If It depended upon myself, Mr.  Goodeve. you should have the time you  desire, but I am not X- Y. Z., but a.  servant���������nothing more than a servant to  that capitalist."  "Who. then, is this X. Y. Z.? Why  ���������doesn't he show himself? I hate sush  -���������hole-and-corner work."  "You are unreasonable, Mr. Goode/e-  When   people   come     here     to   borrow  ���������''money,   tiiey   stipulate  for tho  strictest  "-secrecy.    Surely rhe lender may indulge  ''himself with t'he same thing?''  "And it' you haven't this money wifch-  "'in three ays, I am to be turned ont of  <uouse and  home?"  "The hill of sale and tho other papers  'will be sent down to-night to. ��������� Mes'sva.  rCris*po and Podmore. ;.Tf themohey is  Miot in their hands before, the evening  ���������of the third day, they will proceed to  act upon their instruction's."  "And I shall be ruined!���������past redemption! Not only I, but Silas, my son!  But why should I blame you? The one  o:ir.*"e of al! my misery and degrradation  is   Hugh   Willoughby." *  "First time I've heard the name"  "It's the name of one of those a.risi'.o-  crats who live, as it were, in the clouds  ���������and never touch tho earth���������the common  earth���������but to place their foot upon some  T������or man's  ncek."  "I've nothing to do> with Hugh Wil-  k-ughby. What he is, or what he is.  ���������not,  is no affair of mine."  "No; but it's an affair of mine. T/hvoe  days, you  say?"  "A great deal may be done in three  days."  "It's   m->   good   --faying   here,   if   I've  heard   your   decision."  ' "Net the least use-"    And the lawyer  " resumed  his pan.  AYihen the door had closed behind the  farmer and his heavy step was heard  descending the stairs, another door,  that of the inner room, opened slowly,  and tho head of Miser Scratton was  protruded.  As  he   glanced     at  his    associate  'm  ���������villainy, he uttered  but one  word:  "Admirable!" ���������  CHAPTER III.  TWO SECO>-D-CLASS  1'ASSKXCrKKS.  On the evening of the day that wiit-  ���������������������������nes-sed the scene described in the previous chapter," a woman, wearing a thick  veil, and wrapped in the folds of a  heavy traveling-cloak, descended from a  ���������second-class carriage at the Gatford rail-  vav   station.  Another second-class passenger wis  making his way towards the wicket  where o-ne of the railway officials wis  taking the tickets when himself being  much pii'G-oceupied, he jostled somewhat  ���������violently   against   the   veiled  lady,   who  -.vas hurrying along. _   ,  "I beg your pardon,-'  sh*-* said, softly.  "It's for me to bog yours-"  The person made no answer, but,  giving her ticket, was hurrying on,  when a man, with a basket of game  on 'Ms shoulder, pushed roughly past,  his basket catching her veil as he did so.  No one wasin-ar her but the blockhead who had partially thrust aside ths  veil, and the second-cla-ss pa^f-enge1',  who, a minute before, had apologized  for  his  unintentional   rudeness.  It was .but a' glimpse that he h.id  of the lady's face; but the effect it had  i.poivhim  was most extra-ordinary.  He' started back, and as he looked  after tho rapidly retreating .figure his  whole manner was indicative of the utmost astor-'ishment.. ,  "It can't be! I must cither be drank  or dreaming!"  The  veiled   lady,   who  had  taken  an  ���������opposite   direction,   had   already   disip-  pea red. '  The man walked on briskly for some  fifty yards, then again stopped to smite  his thigh with the broad palm of his  open hand.  "No, I am not drunk,, nor was I  dreaming. And why shouldn't it be  hex? She was disgucscd, and endeavored to avoid observation. This will  be rare news for Daniel Scratton and  has long-tongued wife. 'My lady is very-  ill, and confined, to her room;" that's  tho news Silas brought back from .the  Hall this morning; 'too ill to see niiv  one, even her husband.' She's seen m\  thought, and I've seen her; on her way  back from London."  He had resumed his walk, and knew  that in a few minutes moire he would  arrive at Scraibton's "house: but he  slackened his pace rather than hurried  it.  , "It's not the sort of revenge I should  have chosen," he muttered; "that is, If  "n choice was permitted me. It's the  husband that has injured me. not .the  wife. Yet in what surer way cm I  i.-ti*ike at him thin Through her? He's  often enough threatened to pull my  bouse down about my ears; what if I  turn the tables, and shake his noble  house to its foundation? Within three -  days, unless Scratton stand-? my .friend,  I. leave this place forever. Why,- what  a fool I am to think of rhe feelings of  others! It's an- opportunity that will  nover occur again; and, if 1 must depart"���������he said this with the dark frown  again settling down upon his face- -"1  would fain leave behind'me some me-  *mory bf  Ttichard  Goodeve."       ' -  His pace was ��������� again r quickened, nor  did he slacken it till he had reached the  head-agent's  door.  Evening had not yet deepened into  night, when a dark figure glided along  a narrow footpath which 'lay th 1-1 ugh  the deepest and most secluded part, of  a small wood, known as "Tho Silvery  Wood," whi.:h formed part of the est tie  of Oakwoods.  Ihe fig are was the-figure of a woman  clad in a large cloak, her face completely hidden by a veil. She walked  r; pod J j*.  But her manner was marked by the  iiipearnnce of terror.  Striking into a thickly-planted , shrubbery she moved rapidly onwards. At  the end of this sihaubbery was a small  gardeu, which was crossed swiftly and  silently.^.. Thers are no lights in the  windows on this side of it���������no lights  except in one.  As the mysterious figure looked up  and saw this light, a sigh of relier  rose to her lips.  ".Tane is watching! thank Heiven  for that!"  Keeping quite close to tho wall, tino  veiled lady seemed to feel her way  along, till further progress was stopped  by  :i small door- #     '  This door she also opened. A winding flight of stone steps0were ascended,  a long co-rrido'r traversed. The visitor  tapped softly at a door, which was opened immediately.  A flood of light, and tho veiled figure,  entering the room, stink down upon a  sofa.  Her strength seemed utterly, to desert  her, and she gave way in a burst;.of  hysterical  weeping. ,  A woman, -with the appearance of an  upper servant, closed and locic^d the  dor she had opened.  "Nothing"., has happened to you my  hiily���������nothing  unpleasant,   I. hope?"  As she. said this, sme bent ov*>r the  weeping woman, and removed her cloak.  "Nothing.    Has  everything  gone  Avell  here?"  "Everything,, my lady! Sir Hugh is  not expected to return till late to-night,-  and J have taken care that none of the  servants   should  approach   your   room.  "You're a _faihf.ul ffirl, Jane! But  Maud���������how is she?"  "Ha! thore," replied tho person addressed as .Tane, "I confess I have had  some trouble. Twice she has escaped  from Nurse, and rushed * to the door,  which I kept locked. calling for  'Mamma!' and* declaring that she would  do nothing but scream if she were not  admitted to see dear mamma."  "My pretty one! But, tell me, .Tii.no,  was there no doubt ebneernins the illness?"  "No doubt, whatever. How could  there be? I sat in the outer room, and  pleading the severity of your sick headache, and the necessity for quiet, received everything at the door, acting upon  your wish that nobody should wadt upon  you  but  myself-"  * The lady, no longer cloaked and  veiled, is seated before a toilet-glass,  mi'Tf from habit than from any desire  to look at heir own reflection therein.  To ha Continued.  There' are so many cough medicines in  the market that it is sometimes difficult  to tell which to buy; but if we had a  cough, a cold or any affliction of the  throat or lungs, we would try Bickle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup. Those who  have used it think it is far ahead of all  other preparations recommended for such  oomplaincs. The, little folks like lt as it  as pleasant as syrup.  ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  The most effective pruning is done  in tho early stages of growth.  Sow or plant,onions at tbe very first  favorable opportunity in the spring.  .  Before going into fruit culture find  out what your land is best adapted to  produce, and give those varieties the  preference.  A small, thrifty tree, with plenty of  small, fibrous roots when set out. w.ill  be a good bearing tree sooner than a  large-one with mutilated roots.  * With no variety of fruit is It best to  ' have the trees grow tall. They are not  only more easily shaken, by tho ,\vind.  but tbe fruit Is Inn-dor to gather.  How's   This?  We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward* for  any case of Catarrh that cannot.be cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure.        ^   ^ m ,  ,    _^  , F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo; O.  We, the undersigned, ,havc known F. KJ.  Cheney for the last-l .> years, and believe him  perfectly honorable in all business transactions  and financially able to carry out any.obliga--  tlons made by their firm.     ' ^  West& Tnr/AX.VMiolesale Druggists, Toledo.O.  Walding, Kinnan & Maiivin, VWiolesale Druggists, Toledo, O. ,       . A        1, i  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the svstem. Price,'J.'ic per bottlo. Sold  by all druggists.   Testimonials iree.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  A Bride's Clever I den.  Out, in a-big apartment bouse bn Columbia heights there dwells a young  married woman who is as naive as the  bride in" the comic weeklies. The housekeepers who. live in the1-same house  with her havo been somewhat annoyed  of late by mice. Tho young woman  met one of them in tho hall the other  day., and "the conversation' naturally  turned on their common pests.'     ' t    -,  "The mice havo been so ,bad lately,"  said the elder woman, "that I keep everything locked up and all my eatables  In the boxes."  The younger woman's eyes sparkled  with eagerness.  "My!" she said. "I -wouldn't dare do  that, l'wouldn't want to run sucb a  risk. I leave crackers and cheese lying  about-every nigh't when 1 go to bed so  that when the mice become hungry  they'll find .something to eat and not  gnaw things. I'm always afraid they'll  bite holes in "ray new tablecloths and  my nice centerpieces- if I don't leave  the cheese bright where thoy can find it  easily. 1 .feel perfectly safe when I  know there's plenty for tbem to eat  right where they can got at it."  There's nothing after all like having  a clever idea like that now and then.���������  Washington Post.   THE HORSE-noblest of. the brute  creation���������when suffering from a cut,  abrasion, or sore derives as much benefit  as its maf-ter in a like predicament, from  the healing, soothing action of DR.  THOMAS' JECLiKCTKIC OIL. Lameness, swelling of the neok, stiffness of the  joints, throat and lungs, are 'relieved by  it.  A Bold  Little Bird.  _ The honeybird is a well known deni-i  zen of many parts of the Transvaal.  It has tho unique peculiarity, that it  does not fear men and women, but  actually flies up to thorn, uttering a  plaintive low note and, flying about  their heads, tries to lead them on to  the nearest clump of rocks or kopje.  The bird knows full well that under a  certain rock lies a store of honey, concealed by tbe cunning bees. aud. rock  .honey being as much esteemed by  birds as by human beings, the clover  little fellow tries to induce a friendly  being with two strong bands to push  aside the rock, so that it may get to  the honey.  If ..it-succeeds in its object and the  Traveler on the veldt,".attracted; by the  bird's fluttering!*} to ami fro, between  himself and the rocks,..finds the honey,  the bird changes it's plaintive tone 10  oue of joy and pleasure, as much as to  say. ���������"Thank you very much."  THEY ADVERTISE THEMSELVES. -  Immediately they were offered to the public, Parmelee's Vegetable Pills bocame  popular because of tne good report they  made for themselves. That reputation  has grown, and they now rank among  the first medicines for use in attacks of  dyspepsia and biliousness, complaints of  the hver and kidneys, rheumatism, fever  and ague and the innumerable complications to which these ailments give rise.  Cuba's rainy period is from May to Oo-  tober.   Her dry time covers the rest of the  year.  They May Be Valid, Tliongh.  If a man dislikes ten persons, hia  reasons for disliking sevea of tbem  are so trivial that he would feel ashamed to see them in black and white.���������  Christian Work.   Touvhe!  Mabel���������Harry compared me with  sparkling wine last night.  Clara���������Because you have improved  With age, 1 presume.���������Philadelphia  North American.   KNOWN TO THOUSANDS:���������Parmelee's Vegetable Pills regulate the action  of the Becretions, purity the Dlooa and  keep the stomach and bowels , free from  deleterious matter. Taken according to  direction they will overcome dyspepsia,  eradicate biliousness, and leave the digestive organs healthy and strong to perform their functions Their merits are  well known 10 thousands who fenow hy  experience how beneficial they are in giving tone to the system.  Speeding  tbe  Parting: Guest.  "Is that, clock rightV" he asked after  it had struck 11.  "Why?" she answered.  ���������   "Because if it is-1 shall have plenty  of time to catch the 11:30 car."  "I remember now'," she said, "that  the clock is about 20 minutes slow.  If you hurry; you will just catch the  ear."  During tbe 20 minutes that he stood  on tho corner he arrived at tbo painful  conclusion that she didn't really love  him as ho longed to bo loved.���������Chicago  Times-Herald.  Hawaiian Pronunciations.  -Hawaiians   call   their   chief   island3  Hah-vwy-ee; we say Hah-wy-oe.   ,Olh  er'proper-ways,of giving well known.  Hawaiian names are: O-ah-hu.' Ho-no-  lulu. Mow-ee (Maui), Kow-aye (Kauai),  Ne-e-uow (Nlihau),  Hee-lo (Hilo),   La  hy-na  (Lahalna).   Ko;bah-la   (Kohala)..  Vowels are as In Italian and deserve  much care.    Hawaiians pay little at  tention    to    consonants. ��������� Baltimore  News.  Sporting Goods  We carry a large stock of Guns, Kifles, Revolvers,'Tackle, Baseball Goods,'Tennis,  "Football,   Golf,   Cricket,   Cartridges,   and  everything: in the Sporting- line.   . ,,  We also do gun repairing, bicycle repairing,  and all kinds ot lathe work that requires accuracy. , , ' ,  We are distributors for the famous Cleveland  bicycle. These, also cycle sundries, we offer at  low prices. Write us for whatever you want.  Some second hand wheels at big bargains.  McCREAOY ARMS AND CYCLE CO.,  Dealers in Guns, Bicycles and Sporting Supplies, 3S0 Main Street, Winnipeg, Man.  HOUSEHOLD  HINTS.  1  Dreaded Meal-Time.  THE STORY OF A. DYSPKl'TLC WHO  HAS FOU.ND A CURE.  There Is an Intlm i't������ Count cliou Between  Good    Itt'alih,   HiippiiienK    unit    Hood  "Uigest on���������1>i*.  Winiitiiih'   Pink   1'ills  Jtilng About Thesis Conditions.  From the Tribune, De3eront6.',  Without good digtstion there cau be  neither _good health nor happiness.  More depends upon tbe perfect working  of tbTe digi-s-tive organs than most people imagine, and even slight functional  disturbances of the s to urn eh leave- the  victim irritable,melancholy and apathetic. In such cases most people .resort  to laxative medicines, but these'only  further aggravate ihe trouble. What is  needed i** a tonic; something that -will  build up the system, instead of weakening it as purgative medicines do.  For this purpose there is^ no medicine  equal to Dr. Wil.iams'Piuk Pills. Theys  enrich the blood and strengthen and  stimulate the digestive tra-jt from first  dose to last. In proof of this assertion  the case of Mr. Thomiis A. Stewart,  the well knowii and genial proprietor of  the.Oriental Hotel, Deseronfo, may be  quoted, v To a reporter of the Tribune  who mentioned the fact that he was  suffering from dyspepsia, Mr. -Stewart  said:���������"Why don't you take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills?". Asked why he  gave this advice Mr. Stewart continued:  "Simply because they are the best  medicine for that complaint I,know of.  l?or years I was a "great sufferer from  indigestion, and during that time'I  think I tried a score of medicines. , In  some cases I got temporary relief; but  not a cure. I rairly dreaded meal times,  and the lood tbat 1 ate gave me but  little nourishment. On the recommendation of a friend I began using Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills a little over a  year ago. I soon " experienced relief  and no longer dreaded meal-time, but  as I was determined that the- cure  should be permanent if possible, I continued taking the pills in light doses  for several months. The result is every  vestige of the trouble J eft me and I  have as good an appetite now as any  boarder in the house, and my digestive  organs work like a charm. I may also  add that my general health was greatly improved as a result of using the  pills."     *������������������  "Do you object to my publishing this  in tbe Tribune?" asked the reporter.  "Well, I have no desire for publicity," said Mr. Stewart, but if you  think it will help anyone vvho suffers  as I did, you may publish the facts."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of the disease. They renew and build up the blood,  and strengthen the nerves, 'thns driving  disease from the system. If your dealer dqe-V'not keep them, they vill be  sent postpaid at'50 cents a box, or'six  boxes for $2 50, by addressing the Dr.  Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,  O^t. -,". ���������'.' ���������''' _  The BotiruiiiK House "Wit.  "I was looking at a Chinese typewriter  today." said the pet of the boardi:is  house after he had rattled his t'u.*!c  against his plate to let i-vorybody l**.n)W  he was going to say something funny.  ������������������Indeed V" said the landlady, who likes  him because ho lets her be .inu-rloeutor.  "In what way was.it peculiar?" ���������  "Well, it looked like'any other typewriter excepting for tin--slant, of its i and  its long q."  And everybody 'laughed, because^ they  air knew the landlady was, on his side-  Washington Star.  Hotel Balmoral  Montreal.  Free Bus. Am  P. -cl.60 up.   E.'P. 81.00, ea.  THE  PEDAGOGUE.  In Nebraska there are 141 log school-  houses, 517 built of sod, one of baled  Itraw and one of steel.  In the Danish high schools the cost of  educating students, including everything  except clothing, is $05 a year.  The women's department at Cornell  university will be rendered more democratic next year. An effort will be made  to get two women in each dormitory room  by increasing the price of a room occii  pied only by one.  From microscopic observations it has  been computed that the skin is perforated with 1,000 holes in a square inch.  If the whole surface of the human body  be estimated at 10 square feet, it must  contain uo fewer than 2.8'U.OQO pores.  U������T(DiCrAMA " RELIANCE   CIGAR  1 U-bWirN A,     FACTORY, Montreal  To prevent steel from rusting place a  little bag of quicklime away with the  bright steel goods."  , To remove panes of glass lay soft soap  over the putty-which lixes them, and ia  a few hours they may be easily removed;  When brushing a room, sweep toward  the fireplace; otherwise tbe draft from  the chimney draws the dust in that direction and scatters it about the room.  Nothing in the way nt linen lasts longer than the half bleached damask, and  it is great economy to buy it, 'for it will  not grow yellow when laid away aa  quickly as the fully bleached.  y.  POLITICAL QUIPS.  / '  Good government can be secured only  by electing good men to office.���������Omaha  World-Herald.  .  A great statesman is a man who can  speak two hours without offending any  voters.���������Dallas News. <  J.t you are not a fool about politics,  you are fortunate, since most men are  fools about politics.���������Atchison (J!lobe. "  We particularly draw your attention  to an advertisement cf the McOieady  Arms & Cycle Co., which appears this  issue. The Co. have recently starteA  m Manitoba and they are carrying a  complete and lull line ol sporting goods  of every description. When iu need of  anything, in their line, write them.  Low figures and prompt attention will  be given you. * - ,  "I  If  by  7 i.  POULTRY  POINTERS.  Never set eggs that are, more than a  month old. ('  Bran-and buttermilk make a good ration for'layiug hens. -��������� .    .  Wheat middlings and eornmeal mixed  is,a good feed tor,,young chickens. . ���������  ". In nearly, all cases diseases and vermin  will attack the- poorly fed and ill kept  chickens.     . -   , "  Charcoal is valuable in the poultry yard  if broken iu hinall, pieces and placed,  where the fowls can have leady access  to it. '  If the hen i**- fed on the nest it tends  to giv������������ her a bad di.-position and to make  her'often dih'ii-ult to manage when she  conies off with her brood. '  One of the secrets of raising young  ducks is not to allow them to get wet,  at least until they are fairly well feathered.    Keep thein away from ponds.  ���������Whenever fowls can be allowed to run  at large without derrinu nt to the gardeu.  they should by all means be given a free  range, as they will "tcep much healthier.  Turkeys have rapid dige>tion and are  always apparently hungry. If allowed  a free range, they can generally be kept  at a small expense, but they do not  thrive iu confinement.���������St. Louis Republic.  - 4  "ill  ".- .'V  - ������������������" i  i  WESTERN CANADA AS A FIELD  FOR SETTLEMENT.  200,000 Acres Wlieat and. Grazing L.antU  for Settlement  iu   Manitoba, Artslui-  boia, Albt-rta and Saskatchewan.  JDeep   Soil,  "Well   Watered, Wooded,  and  tlie Kicliest in the Worid���������.Easily  lieaclied  by Kailways.  Vast   Mineral   Kiclies, tiold, Silver, Iron,  Copper,  "Peti oleuiu.  Salt, Etc. -Iin-  niense Coal Fields, Illimitable  Supply of Cheap .Fuel.  The grain of Western Canada is said to  outclass thai grown in any other part of the  world, while 111 size ana quality the cattle of  the Canadian jsorthwest have no superior,  Tlie Government of the Domin'ouof Canada give:) Free Farms of. 160 acres, to* every  male auuit of 18 i eard of age una over,.and  to every femaie who is the heud of u lamily,  oh condition of living on it for at least six  months in each of tin ee years and performing easy cultivation duties, thua offering  independence for life to anyone with little  means, but having energy to-settle..  Settlers' effects,-viz.: ..wearing apparel,  household furniture, books, implements and  toois of trade, occupation oc employment,  musical instrumen s. domestic sewing machines, live stock, carta and other vehicles,  and agricultural inip.emcnts in use by the  settler for at least a year before his removal  toUacada, not to include machinery, or arti-  c.es imported for use in any manufacturing  estabiishmtnt, or for sale, also books, pictures, family plate or furniture, personal  effects and heirtooms left by request*, provided that any dutiable article entered as  setilera' effects may not be so entered unless  brought witli the settler on his first arrival,  and shall not be sold or otherwise disposed  of without payment of duty, until after  twelve months' actual use in Canada; provided also, that under regulations made by  the Controller of 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. ,.".-'..-.���������������.  Newly arrived immigrants will receive at  any Dominion lands office in Manitoba or  the Northwest Territories information as tp  the lands that are open 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 regulations, as well as those  respecting Dominion lands in 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, Regina, N. W. T., or  to any of the Dominion lands agents in  Manitoba or the Northwest Territories-  7%  '.  i'i  4  ivi&jt&i&n^^VJ^MX^uvKi^^jp&PfZ  ���������'-"W.'fV-V.-VV (*  t  \  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  '.CUMBERLAND. B.C.  PERSONALITIES.  , Former Vice President Adlai E. Ste-  , venson is about to make a trip'to Hawaii and the Philippine Islands.  An English physiognomist finds in  the face of General Buller the traits of  caution, obstinacy and epicurism most  strongly marked.  Howard Barclay French has been  elected president of the Philadelphia  College of Pharmacy, to succeed the  late Charles Bullock.  ; Josiah Johnsou Hawes, the' oldest  photographer in the world, has just  celebrated his ninety-second birthday  In Boston.   He Is still at his work."  The health of General Longstreet has  been considerably worrying his friends,  but .he has now completely recovered  his former good condition, and ,the illness which recently overtook him at  ' Macon, Miss., has left no bad effects.  - Freeman W. Smith of Rockland, Me.,  has1 a silver watch which be has carried continuously  for 44 years. ' It is  - what is known,as'' a half,plated cylinder watch 'and isr pronounced by the  rlocal jewelers as a very superior timepiece,. '.'...' -    ���������  Of the British generals In South Africa, Lord -.Roberts, Lord Kitchener,  '.Lord Dundonald. French and McDonald never passed tlie final examinations  at,the staff college, as a critical M: P.  recently pointed out to .the house--of  commons. ' - ,     ,    * ,x '   -    "  -Captain Charles D., Sigsbee* has'accepted the invitation of the Commercial club to visit-St. Paul and to act as  _ orieof the judges'in selecting the design for the. bronze tablet to  be presented to the steamer St. Paul by the  residents, of the city.'  '   Lord Srtathcona, tlie richest man In  Canada  and   the   man   who   equipped  a body of rough riders for South'. Africa, left'England at the age of 20 as  a,'.Hudson   Bay   company  clerk.     He  now owns a controlling rblock of the  famous company's stock.  , * The late Congressman Bland of Missouri was, like. Professor Agassiz, "always too',busy to make money,",and it  is understood   that  the. sole  hope' his.  widow has of properly caring for his  children is- in the profits from '.his biography now being .written. -   .  ���������'.Adolph    Monell-Sayro,    within    two  years and beginning fresh from school,  - with^a legacy of $20,000. ha.s amassed  "a fortune in  Wall street which places  ' his name among those of the- ten richest men ,in America. He is only 24  years old, and his mother was formerly  of Lexington, Ky.  Two treasures belonging to President  Steyn of the ,0range Free State are  safe in Great Britain. ' One is' Mrs.  Steyn, who is in Scotland with relatives, and the other is his private fortune, which the' London Leader 'says  be transferred to tbe keeping* of a Lon  don bank before war was declared.  THE  FORCE  OF  HAB1T.  Showing- How Completely One* t&x&tb  May Supplant Asiotlier. i  "Habit is a curious thing," said Mr.  Joggleton, "but the complett-ness* with  which one habit can be supplanted by  another seems 'more curious still.  "I  had  a  chair  that Thad used' for  years and which,  as  I  was^firmlj- convinced, was i by long odds the most comfortable chair ever made. ' After breakfast, .when I read the paper/I used to sit  in that chair, and after dinner at night I  settled  down   into  it,   with   a cigar,, ia"  peace and  happiness and  thought  there  never was a chair that combined so many,  , good points as to height and pitch of seat"  and slope of back and all that.    I had  never seen a chair that suited me so well.  "But one day this chair was tipped  over or something or other happened to  it, I don't know what, but something so  serious that it was put out of commission.  With our usual, conservative slowness we  put off from day to day and from week to  week getting that chair repaired, and. as-  a matter of fact, it was' two or three  ycrirs ' before we had it fixed up and  ,brought into use again. Meanwhile I had  singled out another chair which I came-  commonly to occupy. This didn!t .begin  to be at first so comfortable as the old!  one had been, but gradually its objectionable points disappeared, and .Vm blessed  if it didn't begin to develop good points  that I had, never suspected in it, and I  came at last to look upon' it as a very  comfortable sort of chair indeed. ��������� But at  last the old chair���������the good old chair-  was fixed up again and brought back into  use, and tln/day it appeared I looked forward to settling down in it at night with  all the old tirap comfort.            *> *,  ' .("But'when, with all those pleasant anticipations, I came to "sit in it again 1 did  not find the pleasure that I had expected.  It was too high or too low or the s>oat  sloped too much *or' something." I don't  'know what. It wasn't a.s it used to be���������  'to me. I tried it once or twice more after  that and then gave it up,and went .back  to the new chair/ My now, ha I) it had become firmly fixed. I liked the new chair  better, and now as I settled down in it its  good points wen* nt once emphasized and  -softened and. rounded into completeness,  and J accepted it in 'full as the chair of  satisfying ' comfort and wondered as 1  looked across at the other what I over  could have seen in it to make me like it  so much.   >    ,         '         , i!  '    "Such   is   the   force   of   habit."���������New  York S un.l '__    TWO  LADS WHO STARTED* EVEN.  A Kna-uts BlJzj-ard.  "When, a real Kansas blizzard  starts," said a native of tbe state, "the  snow at first is usually soft and fine  aud comes down * with an ominous  quiet. Then it increases in volume,  and a wild wind hurls it along. It is  blinding and enveloping, and, aside  from being freezang cold, one cannot  but lose his way. The storm sometimes Lasts two or three days. When  one of these blismards comes up. ,the  farmer who wants to get from his  farmhouse to the stable or milkhouse  takes a cord and starts for the stable  .or-, millahouse, as it may be, even if  it is only 50 "yards off. He seldom  makes It the'.first time, and the cord  is to. keep him from getting lost and  wandering in the *snow. Sometimes  the people stand in the door and beat  a tin can for a signal to any one who  may be out in the storm, but this is of  little* use, as the noise of the wind is so  great that it drowns almost every other sound.  "It know of a case of a man who got  lost going from his stable to the house,  so swiftly and blindingly did the storm  whirl down upon him. He stumbled  over the entrance to a cyclone cellar  and crawled in there and dropped the  door after him to keep out the snow.  The snow fell faster aiid faster, aud  buried the door so"deeply that when it  was all ended and he tried to open it  he found it impossible. His family  searched,the country around for him,  and it was not until the snow had melted and gone'and some one happened  to go into the .cyclone cellar that he  was found*there."--rNew York Tribune.  THE GLASS OF FASHION.  All sorts of openwork stockings are  to be seen in all patterns and colors.  Black velvet run into gowns In narrow ribbons is pretty and much used.  Khaki linen gowns have a real value,  for the peculiar snuff brown shade will  not show the effects of wear.  The hats vary from those with rather  stiff rims and high crowns to low flats,  and these latter frequently have, after  the hat is trimmed, a covering of tulle  put over, enveloping tbem like a veil.  "Some effective new waists that are  Just in are of a heavy, coarse linen,  though in delicate shades, and are trimmed with heavy embroidered linen In  colors. It is evidently Russian peasant  work. It is very similar at any rate, is  stylish and will be durable.  There are many of the chiffon and  other thin inn renal roses, and the woman who makes her bonnets at home  will find thorn a boon, for they are  pretty and effective. They come at 50  cents, and sometimes less, and from  that up to $2 or $3 and are almost as  big as cabbages.  Now that handkerchiefs are so much  used for waists a handkerchief in any  form seems to go. A pretty effect is  made with one in a simple wash gown.  The gown has a. wide turn away collar, meeting in points over the bust,  and there is knotted as a finish a simple little embroidered linen handkerchief, and it is very pretty.���������New York  JTinies. '���������'���������"'   ' :  '     ;-  RAILWAY TIES.  There are now 93 German towns oi  districts with electric railways as com-  p������.red with 77 of the previous yean  There are 30 now lines projected and in  progress and 30 extensions. The total  length of the lines is 1,270 miles.  In Paris, where already people are forbidden to stand up in street cars, the police have just made a rule compelling  eight seats in each car to be kept vacant  from the starting point to the first stopping place, so that people waiting'at the  latter point may be accommodated.  The Union Pacifies railway has established a new record for train hauling.  Recently a train left Cheyenne made up  of 113 cars loaded with 5,471 tons of  freight. Another train was composed  of 110 cars laden with 4.935 ton.s and  hauled by a 150 ton engine 102 miles.  Ycnn   Wlien  -,Onc   Prospered   While  >. ,      the Otiicr Stood Still.  o Thirty years ago XhvtH.. a nurseryman  in New York1 state, left home for a day  or'.,wo. It was rainy weather and.not a  season for sales, but a customer arrived  . froni a distance,' tied up his horse and  went Jnto the ,kitchen of a farmhouse  "where two'lads were cracking nuts.  "Is Mr. H. at homeV"  "No. sir." said the eldest, Joe. hammering at a nut.  "When will he be back?"  "Dunno, sir. Mobbe not for a week."  The other boy, Jim, jumped up and followed the man out. "The men are not  here, but I can show you the stock." he  said, with such a bright, courteous manner that the stranger, who was a little  irritated, stopped and followed him  through the nursery, examining the trees,  arid left his order.  "You have sold the largest bill I have  had-this season, Jim," his fatheivgreatly  pleased, said to him on his return.  A few years later these two boys were  left by their father's failure and death  with $200 or $300 each. Joe bought an  acre or' two near home. He has worked  hard, but is still a poor, discontented  man. Jim bought an emigrant's ticket to  Colorado, hired as a cattle driver for a  couple of years and with his wages  bought land at 40 cents an acre, built  himself a house and married. His herds  of cattle are numbered by the thousand,  his land has been cut up into town, lots,  and he is ranked as one of the wealthiest  men in the state. <  "I might have done like Jim," his  brother said lately, "if I'd thought in  time. There's as good stuff in me as in  him."    '  "There's as good stuff in that loaf of  bread as in any I ever made," said his  wife, "but nobody can eat it. There's not  enough yeast in_ it." The retort, though  disagreeable, was true. The quick, wide  awake energy which acts as leaven to  character is partly natural, but it can be  inculcated by parents.���������Industrial Enterprise.  ��������� Beecher'a  Fee.  The power of an orator can b.e largely  measured by the degree of confidence  which he inspires, and judged by this  standard Heury Ward Beecher must be  reckoned among the greatest speakers of  modern times. Men who heard him in  the pulpit or talked with him out of it  could not question th*-* sincerity which  showed forth in his face, his manner and  his voice.  Mr. Beecher was on a lecturing tour,  and Major Pond, his ��������� manager, was sitting beside him in the railway car. Suddenly the preacher.-, slapped his hand on  the little, watch pocket of _his trousers  and drew forth a small envelope. For a  moment he looked at it in surprise, then  opened it and smiled. Presently he turned to his companion.  "Major," said he, "1 married a great  railroad magnate a few months ago. and  as I was taking leave of him he handed  me an envelope, which I slipped in my  pocket unopened. That was the last I  thought of it until today. Just now I  opened it, and this is what 1 found."  The major took the envelope. Within  it were five $1,000 bills.���������Youth's Companion. :  Just where the large crowds that suddenly fill the galleries of the senate and  house when a notable speech is being  made come from is a'puzzle.- They spring  up, however, and as strangely disappear  into nothingness.  ' Vest Was Committed.  "I remember - well once wbenr Joe  Blackburn and fl were on the same  committee," said^a/senator. "It was  during a 'Democratic administration,  and there had been a good deal _.of  bother trying - ,'to get the secretary  of agriculture to agree" to a certain  thing, and Blackburn had been sent to  talk'him over to tbe committee's plan.  In fact, the whole cabinet had been  difficult to deal with. When Joe came  back, sever?' of *'us were assembled  in "the committee room, among us-Senator Vest,'who was'sunk dejectedly in  the depths of an armchair. Some one  asked: . , ,' '    *  . " 'Well, Joe, did you succeed?'  "'Succeed?' he echoed. Then he  began to tramp up and down, fuming  and fussing. **" Finally he broke out:  - " 'Of all the obstinate things in, the  shape of" a cabinet officer 1 ever en:  countered, commend me to J. Sterling  Morton! Don't you agree with me.  Vest?'       '  ."Vest roused up slowly and answered: r  " I'm sorry. Joe, but I am committed to Hoke Smith.'  "It was the funniest thing I ever  beard," continued tbe senator, "and  our bill was never even reported."���������  Saturday Evening Post.  What He Wonld Have Said.  In a complicated criminal case an old  land surveyor was subpoenaed to give  bis professional opinion in tbe matter.  As the proceedings were about to begin he ���������"-iked permission to say a few  words, ...it was called to order sternly  'by the judge, who told him to wait .till  he was questioned. The case then proceeded. A host of witnesses were examined, and even the prisoner frequently was called upon to make' a  statement.  After a couple of hours the judge  said  to  the old  surveyor,  we  shall  be  glad   to  hear  have to say on the \vhole*case."  The witpess stood up and replied:  "I only wished to remark awhile ago  that I am quite deaf in my left ear and  rather hard of hearing in the right. I  was merely going to ask if I might be  allowed to sit immediately in front of  the witnesses and the prisoner. Up to  now I have not beard a single word of  tbe proceedings."���������London Telegraph.  "Now,   sir,  what  you  Foofe Could  De Cnastlc.  One of the bfst repartees on record  is that of Footo. ihe actor. Dining  with some friends, a heated dispute  arose- between 'himself and ->a young  nobleman. The latter sought ro disparage Foote by asking him what; his  father was.  "A tradesman." said  Foote.  "Then; sir, it is a pity he did not  make you one."  "And pray, let me ask, what was  your father, iny lord'/"  *.  *  "My;father,-Mr. Foote, was a gentleman." , ..   -  "Then, my lord, it's a pity lie did not  make you one."���������-Collier's Weekly.  ^A  zes  /yfaifi /urns -ffUsnAs rn������*i^(no&' <t*ts  use ALBERT soap.  If your fancy is foira Tar Soap your  will find the-best in our  ���������V-   '  MASTER MECHANIC'S  A*1  ������������������XI  (Trade-Mark.)  Sold at all Drug Stores.  '< "ri*l  .���������>u"  *��������� *]_*������������������  i' >,>^l  r t &SS I  -_/  A'Ti J  MINARD'S LINIMENT is the only  Liniment asked for at my store and the  only one we keep for sale.  All the people use it. "'���������  HARLIN I|*UIiTON.  Pleasant Bay, O.B.     *- ' ���������  , !        _     Wlie****, Ethel Slavs.     *  When Ethel sing-3, tlie faithful dojjr  Runs howling- to the cellar door  ** _       And piteously whines and begs  That he shall not be tortured more������  The 'family cat seclusion seeks        , ,  ,'Far underneath the guestroom bed;  The poor canary 'nralh his wing    ' ; '  Forlornly hides his little head.  ' ,     ' ������ '  When Ethel sing3, the passersby_  i       Upon ,the sidewalk stop and look,    < .  , Thinking perhaps the hired man  / '     -     Is roughly murdering the^cook.  -     -    The neighbois shut their windows tigbft  And join in saying bitter things;  The whole community, in fact,-    <���������  Is1 deeply stirred when Ethel sings. ,    '  <��������� ���������Somc-rville Journal.  Asi for Minard's and tale bo otter.  OXYDONOR.  Trade Mark Registered Nov.'24,'1896.  J:  '    ' ���������** :tl  ,   ���������,- '--JI  Onef Oxydonor will- serve a* family. You  axe to do tbe curing yourself., Fully tested  in. all diseases. Oxygen is nature's greatest  cure; Sure cure for La Grippe, Rheumatism,'  Catarrh, Chronic Dyspepsia, etc. Dr. P.'Em-  mons, of Syracuse, N. Y., writes: "I wish to ,_,  give yea particulars of a few*'from many 'irf',5r  cases -which have been effected by the Oxy- -ft * >��������� i4*; --������-_������__.i  donor'Victory'in my practice." He espi-V';,',';; \^fj-'|  cially mentions cases of Pneumonia, Bowel - ���������'' -*'\'*'^������  Trouble, Erysipelas, Asthma? Rheumatism,^ ..'Ua^-M  Diptheria, Measels, Neuialgia,, etc. Par- ''','' ���������.,"'-<������������������ ^  ticulaas can be seen at my office! Subdealera a r'n * #/$I|  in every district.wanted. Por descriptor*  booklet 'and particulars address "Wm. T.  GIT-.-B3-SS., Grain Exchange, Winnipeg.' ,'      i  Wbere He Fell Short.  "William," said the old patriarch,  "you say Alarse Tom only lacked ten  votes of bein 'lected?"  "Dat's all, sub."  "En hit wuz two hours by ������un?"  "Yes, sub; des 'bout."  "En you wuz on de groun's, In_ ten  foot er de votin place?"  "Yes. suh."  "William, I gwine ter renounce all  claim In you. Go fum my sight dis  minute. You Is a cryln disgrace ter  yo' fambly."���������Atlanta Constitution.  Keep MINARD'S LfflHENT li He flOBSI.  :* \/,r. ���������     ?���������  'I <<���������    *' *������_<y.  <,l,  PACKARD'S  Shoe , Dressing  SAVE flj  OFTEN Vj  ��������� ' "r^vK.I  ** * *"���������*������������������ iX eft-W^I  ���������>\ T*������*ffil  *������, c, iir /Vj.tt.i  \1'J &<������������������������������������������?/  >, ���������*-,*���������>$'-;  , j. '<��������� <'m&  ���������    '*2f-'"t?-������l  Uo\C*i,  Hi \( k  ALL COLORS  ,.'     J   for ������   .7   -A  (ALL   LEATHERS."  For sale by all flrat-olaa  SHOE DEAI/EitS.   .  L. H. Paokard A Co.  MONTRBU.  ,.-v  A greed.  "Away with the middleman!" Bald  the man who was trying to revolutionize commerce and currency.  "Mister," answered Farmer Corntos-  sel, "you've got the right idea, I alius thought a minstrel show 'ud be better if they didn't have nobody into It  but the end men."���������Washington Star.  MINARD'S LBIMEMT li Used ft PtytiClm.   ���������  Too  Dad.  She  u-d.i  c.iuil at   recitation,  and she'd  picked a  pipf(- on ���������''"eace;'  'Tw.i-, t������ iHTii'fit the war fund, so, of course. It  wjbii't fair  Tiut   ������!.ili* she  spoke  thf������ plpre she'd  picked  the  sir..pic ���������j-uwii ihe v\ure  Shuiil i lv so pi< ked lo piL'cos by the other women there, t ,  ���������Philadelphia Press.  IBHARD'S LINIMENT LamHermu's Fneit  Tbe Manitoba  Farmers Mutual flfail  Insurance Company.  Home OiHce,- 503 Mclntyre Block,  "Wiunipeg-, Man.  ji*,t,.*���������i  Vs jCs*'1  '7������m  7?m\  * '"*;...  * --'.r-S's-l  ���������>> ;h f.?l  * t, ^t l  .���������-.,xl  7 *. ���������*"*������������������ 11  r   A   i'l'l  1*1  Chartered to do Business in>. Manitoba,  also all over the Northwest  Territories.  A   NEW   MANAGEMENT.  and  Over $2,000,000 Insurance in force  increasing every day.  ODE  RATES  THE LOWEST.  Farmers   wanting  protection   from   hail  should write us or see our local agent.  Box G72, Winnipeg.  W. O.  GRAHAM,  Manager.  '^1  Early   grarness,   without   baldness,  saW to be an indication of long life.  13  Cbinese Dinner Invitations.  "When a Chinaman issues Invitations to dinner." writes Dr. Sven He-  din, the traveler, "he sends out, one or  two days beforehand, a tiny card of  invitation, contained in a huge envelope. If you accept the invitation, you  are supposed to keep the"card. If you  have not time���������that is, if you decline���������  you are expected to send it back. If  tbe-banquet-'is appointed for 12 o'clock,  you need not go before 2 p. m."  Another  Storr In  Orlgfin****.  Shem���������What are the animals rowing  so about?  Ham���������The monkey and the parrot  are debating the question "Do we need  an increase In our navy?"���������New York  Press.  Knew the Symptom*.  Mr. Beach���������Here Is a letter from  Charles.  Mrs. Beach���������Read It.  Mr. Beach (reading)���������My dearest,  darlingest mother���������  "Great heavens! The young scoundrel needs mnr-* money.'"���������Tlt-Blta.  There never was, and nov^r will be, a universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ilia to  which flesh is heir���������the very nature of many  curatives being such that were the germs of  other and differently seated diseases rooted  in the system of the patient���������-what would  relieve one ill in turn would aggravate the  other. We have, however, in Quinirie Wine,  when obtainable in a sound, unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grievous" ilia.  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems are led into convalescence and  strength by the influence which Q'linine exerts on nature's own restoratives. It relieves  the drooping spirits of those with whom a  chronic state of morbid despondency and  lack of interest in life is a disease, and, by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor to the  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout the veins, strengthening  the healthy ammal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life to  the digestive organs, which naturally demand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite. Northrop & Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superior Qui-  nine Wine at the usual rate, and, gauged by  the opinion of scientists, this wine approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists sell it.  Farm Lands  For Sale in All Farts of the  Province.   Write for Lists.  NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAM.  Brass Band  Ii.Kfruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A. BAND.  Lowest prices over quoted. Fine catalogue  ������0 i lustrations mailed free. Write us for anything: in Music or Musi* al Instruments.  Whaley Royce & Co., Torw'^^;'S*n.  Manufactured  by THOS. LEE, "Winnipeg:.  SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE  IN ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS  No midsummer holidays.   Now is tbe time ts  prepare for a situation in the busy season.    -  Full particulars on application.  G. W. DONALD, Seo.  N. B.���������"We assisted over 100 of our students to  positions during the past live months.  Catholic Prayer 8E&-*?KS:  ulars. Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Chorob  Ornaments, Educational Works. Si ail orderB receive prompt attention. j)_&j sadlier&Co.,Montreai  W. N. U. 275. ft..  A ?-JRK GRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR POWD?S  ���������:FM  Highest Honors, Worlds Fair  po\d Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Baking Powder j contalntng  alum!   Thoy are injurious to Uoaltk  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  ISSUED EVERY   TUESDAY.  TO. ,35. Bn&er������on, jS&ttor.  ���������' ^ Advertisers who want th..ir ad  caa^ed, should get/.copy.in ty  ���������|2 a.m. day'before issue.     ;  V  " s|uVcri1������������r8 '' tailing    Jto   leceWe     The  Ukws reiiilaTly will confer a favo-r by  now-  ���������yjng   trio  olhce.  job Work Strictly G. 6. D.  - Trahsient Ads Cash in Advance. '    ,  ttl   111       Oll-i-      L.   "      UlOlUllifc,       ill  al-h ihecanse.    Mr.   Seilig.   nephew   o  ,-i-'8a**--d1 <Hi d iu same manner   short   tun*  L-indon, July  25.���������War   office   received  ���������illowiug from Rol). l' S:     Vau������ioern*c*re at a  io������   Julj   25th��������� "We  made a _.euer<*.l   a������-  a.-ce _>e&U*i������.iay from poaiuou we Iicve be; i  Iding east of P-eloria   bines   Ji.rio   12t) .  a   -il.on fn m north reached Rusteufontei*  7 ������, ilea n .rth of Broi.kho rst Spruit on Jul;  .-ii.d.    This ao comylf.iely buirnuiidul  *-a<*:  y's, line of retreat   tliat    tbey   abaiuiuuc.  t ie utroug pobitioi ihey had   bwu    occiio}  .g in front  of   Pulefarew.    Siepheunon'.  .'rigade advautred .yesterday   unopposed   t-  ��������� Stand'* lliv-*r.    Ojv  right  was   protect e-  y cavuh-y n<ider Fieuch   and. Button.    ,1  :ie  gt.ui.ily   train   c-ptured   at-Koodvaa  vere 100 ���������AYls.h   fusiliera,   moat    of   wli-m  cad   bceu   prim-num."    B-idcn-rPosvel)    ic-  t-oits as follow: ,_ Magnto F-rm, July 22.-  "<;ols. Arly and LubhiiiAton with 450   mti,  drove 500 Boers from a very stro-ig position  ,u������d scattered ihom with   eonauU-rablo  loss  Our  'casuakies   we're    six  'killed   and    19  ,vouuded.'   Broadwood   reports that he cap  i wed live of Powitc's waggons to-day.^    H  was waiting aL V.-iedUort   uutil Little join  ed him. '  Loudon, July 26.-Lord   Roberts reports  Kepoita Lo tuo \v*r' .Jdic'e lo day trial   Gen.  Liu:, ter';-. cofrimaud was heavily engaged   o.  25th in the hills south of   Bethlehem.      B. -  ei s oompellfed British to ret) eat from   thei  position., w'i'h fifty c-iaualtiea,     At Lure accounts Hunter had worked axound them.    _  Loud..n, J.uly 26.���������While  latest   impression nceivid irom the array  of-   eoiiijiciing  telegrams fipui far cast, is   that a portion ot  foreign colony at Pekin may   have   escaped  alaufibtir until a tecent date.    Genpial opin  ion of Europe seems to   c mtiaue   to   favor  .acce lance of the worst  news   and   prompt  aotiou thereon, the   contention   being    that  '"only possibility   of   defiui.oly   asceitainiiig  the ti'utii is by allied commanders  ii.quirii.ij_*  a't< Pekin.     Pclegranis from dh.iughat repor-  Li Hai.g Chang lias taken up his   abone   a'.  tie arsenal as a measure of precmtiou.   R*.-  '��������� porta aie cuireut that a number <-*f 'inissii n  'A  -hi  Th������- hot wcath:-r sudden Vtcroing-on   ������   very   oppressive     and  doubly so to .hose not suitably clothed foi- it.    * 1 he prices .which   wul  doubly so to * '4    iU be ,lWay undcr all competition,   as  .re.gn here fo, the coming, vs f*���������l.y   *B , w!|i findsorrie  all summer goods must go without lucivc,     l,u������    >   ,  eye openers regarding our,sale: .-..-'  .Summer muslins, ginghams, piques/etc, worth from *i.?# to   20  cents!   sale price 8 cents per yard.  Womens' white wear-Night gowns, trimmed   w*th   emb���������d������y.    ^e  price -75C    ^f^^St^   wt^Sl-woXs cents  ���������tuckin?, regular $1.50,  sale price $i.oa ,  'sale price' 6; cents,     White,skirts worth $1.  White skirtb $1.50,'-Sale price $1.00  i'r  ILL  V    V       llil^ k_^J-fc.������.****w^->'.T��������� # ^/ ^ ���������������  .00,   sale   price ��������� &S'   pents.i'  S   i   11 I ^ Hi   s.\. jk >  Those pretty hats ranging in/price from f^^^So^^b^:  Si at Srici which wSl %eal to all as ^n^g^r-^g^.  The die is cast ana they will have to go      I .1S ^ ^ss  Dur. T*/,  ^     Lot one,! consists of children's and misses,-hat*,        ���������    ,,  TUESDAY,   JU.r,Y 31gt,   1900.  >       ��������� v ���������      *_j _--���������  Ho?er worms are" still   rampant.  No*w,%nstead of being  little  black  Libts,,' living   on   the   stems,    of .  plants, ihey  haye   developed   mo  fcn������at over-grown   creatures /which  l,ufy themselves in the 'farth* and  fge.1 onlthe plants at night.    Try  placing'damp sacks of pieces of old-  oil cloth"among  the jjrops, - under.  which put lumps  of  the   poisoned-  bran--m*.dc     strong;..' ."   Continue.  iprayihg'Wiih the" "News"   mixture t  as strong as the foliage   *ill   Waiy   i)eeii'inUMlfcred a. Shdl5g Si.    0������e  *������   cU-  6r with strong   kerys^>e   emuhioa,     p,chu8 fr0in 8hailgha. Wy> U������n^������n  ������'ls-  Washington,   July  24.���������Chimsp  fL  J  made thus: 'Dissolve 1 qrt. s tt, or  2 ozs hard soap in a little hot water, add H pin's of kerosene; churn,  'together with a sprayer unUl.il  creams, arid 5 gals, water. Tost on  foliage. If too s:.rong add more water, or make stronger with more  of the cream if necessary. Some  plants stand a stronger spray than  others.  PASSENGER LIST.  P,er steamer Thistle, July 24th ���������  J[udge Harrison, Mike Saba, J. Tha,  Mrs'. Cummerford, Mrs.- Raili, Dr.  Clerc, T/ Morgan, F. Richardson,  R. Rahy, Mr. Jonesf M s. Farmer,  j. Potter, Mrs. Clerc, D. McMillan,  J. F..D.. Mai kin, A. A. Davis, Mrs  Jones, Miss Farmer, T. E. Banks,  Mr. Johnston, Geo. McMillan.  [Special to the News] JiOy 80.���������  Five thousand Boers have   surrendered unconditionally to British.  *,.  ;������������������: . .*'���������" Booth.  Jnlv 30.���������.King  Humhert   was   shot   'at  '������������������ ��������������������������� .���������/..    >���������-..- - -  1:45 last evening and died   'it  ll:o0.    The  inurderer,   Angelo   Ereasio,    au, anarchist,  cynically .avowed-, the . crime.    Brensic*  '.'aaid to he  from    Patterson,    New   J rsey.  Profound sorrow   ia   expressed   the   world  over.    No particulars of   the   assassination  Yet. '-.:..'���������'  Tien Tsih, July 30 ���������Lat".st-. from   Pekin  ������tuaisf*f.'Wi*.^**. rr^Aiv  ^tajK^MBomaisHaNav  IS  Min-iter received wo) d this u^orn  ing that the foreign ministcs were  to be sent from Pekin to Tien IVin '.  and that Imperial Government was  protecting and supplying thtm  with food. Repoited that the Emperor is anxious for peace.  Vancouver, Juiy 24.���������Under   escort of 210 soldiers from  Vancouver and   Westminster  300   Japs   at  Steveston went fi-'hing this   morning.    Three companies under  Col.  Worsnop   waited   on    the    wharf  when the    Japs   starled   off     Ti.e  only possible   chance   for   trouble  will be when they return this evening.    The heart has   gone   out   of  the strikers as they are quarreling  among themselves,   although   last  night   they   threatened     to   burn  down canneries.  London, July 25.���������A new ele  ment has entered into' the -South  African news that -Gen. Carrington  with his Rhodesian force bus had  his first light attacking the Boers  and carrying their position on the  St. Louis River on Monday, after a  per pan  Dolot*fo get o.-r-Vhoe c^epar ment, the price* .,, t,.*y ������,n ynur piV w '  .^  My^>^ a" year,  raBaB______������BBSiS^^  Silt  dat.ed>1.5fh   July   says   legations   a?e   still  h.-h'ting out  ..  ....   __, Ohiurse attacked legations on  .night of July lOch.   hut   were   lf-d   iuto   a  imp by Americans aud British, and 1000   of   |  fc'.ietn w re killed.  Va,::cpu*.-er, July 30. ��������� Fiahermens' strike  on Fraser was filially settled to day. Basis  of arrangement was that' 19 cuuts is to Ik*  ptid throughout   season, irrespective of siz������  6f.i**t^*lrOr rush, the canneries   to   take   ah  * i''    ��������� '��������� ��������� --.  th-it cin be caught.    Recoguization   of   tbe  union question was left for later arrangements.  Vancouver, July 30.���������Earl and Countess  Minto arrived tn-d iy from Qttaw.x. Tbey  wi!l I'Mve by the Warspite for Victoria iu  the morning  Victoria,   July   28.���������Herman   Bloomiog-  ���������..aip engagement,     if is casualties  were 4 killed and 9 wounded.  London,  July   25.���������-Advices   received   here  say  that  Commander  Willcock's,   the commander of   the  relief column in Ashanti, described  his entrance into  Kumassie representing a scene of horror and  desol  a ion, burned hout-es   and ..putred'  bodies being visible   on   all   sides.  He Adds that   the   native   soldiers  were too weak to   stand,   and    the  British oliicers thanked God for .relief as few more days   would    have  seen the end.     Col. Will cock left a  a garrison  well supplied with   food  and ammunition.  Bronkshorst Spruit,   July   25.  1 f L  Rruger is going. A pbi tion of Boers rem-iin north* of Bushveldt  whence they attrmpt to interrupt'  Cormmiinii-ation on this line. Bridges here, and smaller bridges to  west have biu-u des*royed.  Washington,  July   25.���������Following has been   icceived   from   Chee  Foo   under   to-Uay's   date:   x*'Been  besieged two weeks in Brit.sh  legations, grave danger of general mas-  s icre by Chinc.-e soldiers   wlio   are  shelling   legations   daily.      Relief  i-oon if at all. City without government except by Chinese army.   Determined to massacre all  foreigners  in Pekin.    Entry   of   relief   forces  vviil be hotly contested."  (signed.)    J. Womas.  The above message is from   Mint  ister Conger, dated Pekin July.4th..  Vancouver, July 25.���������Lieut. Col-  well sent to-day for tents,   and   his  men will go  into  camp.    W.   McLean returned   to   Steveston   this  morning from Nanaimo.   He states  that   Coal   Miners'   Union   would  take up   a  collection   for  striking  fishermen, next Saturday night, and  that the anticipated proceeds would  be $2,000.   'From   another   source  comes the statement that Nanaimo  miners had'declined to  niake   any  contribution, believing strike   having'been badly advised,     Anti-Jap  WALLERsPARTrUDGE'  Another Carload pf -^--r-v -rp-rri-Tri-r-)  ���������FLOUR J-OSTID FB-B-IJ  The F'our we handle is acknowledged to be the best on the  market. '   The large.quantity we are sdling^������  OUR BEST RECOMMENDATION.  APPLES,   PBARfiTPEACHEfl.   PLUMS  A Large Shipment from.San Francisco D.rect  AN IMMENSE STOCK OF BOOT'S AND SHOES.      .    .  Another Large Shipiuent opened out last week - .  r ��������� We ,ive a Cash Discount on all purchases.  A "Full Stock of Orreries.        ������(.fiW������^ n���������DTDinrF  WALLER    &.   PARTRIDGE.  ���������a  yf.'  o-ain      Lot one, consists oi umuiu,������..u ...._-  ������ ��������� ��������� "worth from $ i.25 to $2:00, .sale pnee 7S cents,  =  Lot two, consists, of misses' and;womens hats  . _ - -.worth from $2:50 to $4.-50. sale .price.,! 1.50 .. ., .,;>.  ,    .. .. -   .  Lot three, consists of womens'hats        .���������'*"*' "'*' s''*"'" '*���������-'  -worth from $4.50 to $6.50,  Sale price $s.50 -  IFomcns' sailcrs,,'now j5_to 25 cents.    -. ���������.���������!.-;-.,-    v*.   ,,  SIERY-" ' ;- :.���������.. ��������������������������� ' -'.���������'     .���������*.-��������� ;..'.'  ;:y;\J.7;������;-~.  - . r-    ii*   1- 1   ^      ...^w'l-. -T'e   rents  ncw-'i o-cents' a pair.   -  Semens' fast black  r.cfe; worth   1 S   cents   new    .      ,-���������   ^ *;.  I-Fon-ensf-fast black hose, worth 25 cents, now .-, cent, per pair.   ,   ,  l-.ovs' ribbed cotton hose; 2d cents -per pan.  ,  ;_-**     >    :^-   .  HAMMOCKS, BASEBALL, CRICKET,  LACROSSE, FISHING TACKLE,  BOXING GLOVES, LAWN TENNIS  AND PUNCHING BAGS  THE   BEST QUALITY FLIES TRIED   ARE  HARDY BROS., PRICE $1.50 PER DOZEN.    V  SEND    FOR   A    SAMPLE   DOZEN.  Tisdall's Gun Store,   Vancouver, B. G,  ���������������'  in  Tho Boers having got win  d   oi  the  '.n  tish   advance,   evacuated    their  p;'eiLions and  are moving to   north  t   towards   Leydenburg     \v-he:e  feeling among union men been  greally accentuated by events of  last two davs.  Victoria, July 25.���������On opening  of House . to-day Ralph Smith  bl.mtd government- for calling out  militia in Fraser River strike. Rumoured here that E, C Smith.  Koi'itenay, will go over io goven.-  merit.  END.EIIBY, B, C.  Hungarian, Three. Star  'te'^ gnpsptoe s^; Beaiets  RITHET & CO., Limited,  A Superior  Family Flour.  Strong Ba-  lO-lQ's.  Per. Gunnie;  R.  P:  AGENTS,  VICTORIA-.

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