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 SEVENTH YEAR.  .CUMBERLAND, B. C. SATURDAY, JULY 29th,  rS99  R&rfol  NichQlles & Renouf, Ld.  61 yates street,   victoria, b. c.  hardware, mill and, mining' machinery,  and farming and dairying: implements  of all; kinds. \ '  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write for p'ri<2p-* and particulars.    P. Q. Drawer 563.   '���������  '    ^ ���������     ' Sole '.Ageitfs'  la     XV    llii  w  for  ~h.  HAMIL/TO^N CASH REGISTER;  FIRE  PROOF SAFES -  RAYMOND SEWING MACHINES    .  and PRATPS WALL PAPERS  Finest Equipped,Bicycle Repair. Shop in tlie  Province, /��������� v  Seijd for prices ^ Extirpates  L.  ���������%  OLD. P0fi.5?"-.0FPICBf; VICTORIA.  ������  ���������N-j ���������(.  ���������AK'������i'_Vlf,^;  -���������**!&���������-  WEILER BROS VIOTdfilA  nture," ;  Carpets,*  ^ Linoleums,  Blankets,  Wallpapers,  Table Linens,  Sheetings,  Curtains,  Matting, etc.  h-V  Crockery,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  ' Silverware,  Enamelled-  War-e,  Lamps,  Woodeuware,  k     Bar Qutfits,  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS.  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS.  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west of Toronto  Ssncl for our Large Illustrated,. Catalogue���������Mailed Free.  Off the Wires  Victoria,   July? 27.���������Caucus   of  Government members last evening  in one of com.nr.ttee rooms   shortly-  after eight and continued till  after  midnight.    All .present Avith the ex  ception of Kinchorit 'and Helegesen.  Discussion was long   and   a   livle  acrimonious, members staling their  positions plainly and' with  perfect  frankness.    Long speeches made by  Semlin' and Martin; Cotton was also called on to answer some   questions whidh arose put of  pablished  rumours.    He denied again   being  instrumental in- Martin's   turning  down    maintaining   that   Semlin  acted as he was entitled to from his  own position in'_ view   of   Martin's  conduct.    He spoke.giving emphatic and general denial   of   charges  made against him:    Semlin re-s!a-  ted b-js reasons for,asking  Martin's  icsignation, andy-'emphacized  -what  duct for the past 12 months. The  gambling fraternity are reaping  harvest.  Vancouver, July 27.���������G. McNeil,  one of those who assisted in overcoming the tramp McDonald, who  is alleged _to have died from injuries' sustained in the fray has boen-  charged with murder.  Robt. Jeffrey, Vice Prcs. of the  Crow's, Nest Coal Co. is in the iity  after speaking of the inexhaustible  coal supply in the mines owned by  the Co. Jeffrey states the coal had  been pronounced first class by'the  Admirality and he was now on the  way,to Esquimalt endeavoring to  secure a contract for the fleet.  and *fche Fire  Fly.  was a total Joss.  The  Clarene-j  , * .  - *__-_t -  __ he considered strong points   urged  again 1 the continued  retention  of  at the  -0-  s  a  cabinet  position   by   Attorney-  General.    Then a discussion of  an  informal uatus'e took place regauj-  ing.-Martins: successor, and the un-  ders.anding^as arr.ved at that appointment: will,.be 'fciven*to one who  iscnotat.;present,a~;memher  of   ihe  &House# It'lSrSaid-Mf   course   im-  possible- to *������venfyr at?, "preselft-^that  "W. W: B. Mclnnes will .be-' offered  the portfolio, and a seat found   for  him.    The result was that the concensus of opinion was favorable   to  the endorsation of the Premier's action, which, of course   was   tantamount to an expression of desire of  majority that  Martin   should   get  out.    Some time ago he  said   that  if majority3 wished him to do so   he  would vacate the portfolio,   amity  of the meeting  was   preserved   by  his expressed willingness to adhere  to that  line  of  action.    This- -although not an official   statement���������  may be taken as an approximately  correct report of what   took   place.  Nothing public till Lieut-Governor  Mclnnes returns Monday.     General impression of those well inform -  ed, this morning, that the   Government will be able to go  ahead  just  as usual, provided some one can be  found to make  way   for VV. VV. B.  Mclnnes,      Others   say,   that   although Martin may  have   subii'ii-  ted with  apparently   good   grace,  this  is but the beginning of a long  ' and bitter fight which   will   know :  no  end   until   he ��������� ultimately   triumphs in   the   over-throw   of   the  Government, if not in   the   leadership of a new one.    The   members  of the caucus were all  sworn to se-  crec)'-,     and have   observed     their  pledges as well as  such pledges are  ever   observed.    The   main   facts,  however, could not long be kept secret and as before  stated   this   report will be found to be nearly cor-,  rect and gives with general   accuracy the proceedings of the meeting..  Washington,    July    27.---Infor-.  mation   was received   from  U.   S.  Counsel McCook  at  Dawson  says  V'  that ten million instead  of twenty  million in gold will  coyer the pr.o-  ' Fort de France, Martinique, July  27���������Genera] Ulysises Hourreut,  President of the Dominican Republic was assassinated at Mocca today by an anarchist named Ramon  Caceress. He has not been captured yet\   o  Nanaimo, July 27.���������S. Anglo, a  miner, was badly injured by being  jammed between two cars.  ���������   Donald Fergurson who was injured in No. 1 explosion on Nov. 12th  last, died this morning from the after effects of injuries received then.  He is sixty years of age..      . .  Victorje, July 27.���������Tha Victoria  Trades and Labor council yesterday  at. Victoria-Decided-in joining .with.  Nanaimo in celebrating Labor Day  *  there.  r  ��������������� New Yoik Jiily 27.���������The body of  the Late Robt. Ingersoll was cremated  to-day.  San Francisco, July, 26.���������A correspondent of the Bulletin writing  from Nome city in Alaska saj-'s:  "I have talked with Louis Lane,  son of Chas. D. Lane of Utica Mine  in California.    Mr. Lane came here  about four months ago and, has had  a good location.    He showed me a  me a Bag of Gold.    He said that in  14 days he had taken out 50 pounds  of gold.    $10,000 from claim No. 9  on Anvil   Creek, that too,   without  being down to the bedrock.    Claim  adjoining him is down to red dirt,  below     red     dirt     is    ice.       As  high as $24 has been taken from a  single pan.    Claims are 132 by 660  feet, 4  claims to  the  mile.    Anvil  Creek is S miles long,-so 82locations  ' controll the  entire  cieek up to the  present     time.      Probablj--     6000  claims  have   been recorded iii   tlie  district."  London, July 26.���������At the second  day af the Good .Wood Meeting (tol  day), Mrs. Langtrys horse, MelroseJ  won the GoorJ Wood plate.  Cleveland, July 26.���������At presehl  a strong force of militia, is now do]  ing service herp. It has a mosj  salutary effect upon the lawless elej  enient as witnessed tjiis morning bj  absence of obstructions on tracks,-oi  car lines. LXuring the night, theyj  were fewer than at  any other, time]  ��������� Washington, July, 26.���������-Mr., Tqw������|  er in charge of affairs h^d an interview this morning with SectyJ  Hay, presumely with referen.ee tc  Alsakan boundary; Nothing has  beeii heard frqni Choate 011 the sub,-]  ject for seyeraLdays. '   ',    '  NOTICE is hereby   given   that  the, undernoted have  made   application for an Hotel Licence, to sell  intoxicating liquors un^er the pro-!  visions   of   the.   statutes   in   that  behalf:    CHARLES THULIN;'  Malaspina Hptelx Lund,*!*! C.|  The Board of   Licence. Commis-  sioners will meet to consider the'-sUl  boye application, on Thursday 17thl  of August, prox., at. 1 o'clock, 'p.'m$  , at the. Court House, Cumberland.  JOHN THOMSON,  w     .Chief Licence- Inspector.:-]  PASSENGER yiBT.        ''[  Wed,n,esdiayJ[uly 27th 1899.  I.  Cro,^sanK D.   Hardy)  B. Bar*  disona, Mrs. Shinla. Mrs,, Shaw, A,|  Curry, T. Morgan, Judge Harrison,  J. Thompson, B. Curry, J. Webseer,|  R. Humphrys, F: Ross, Mrs J. Parkin, Mrs. Sage, C. A. Carmen, Mrs.|  Morgan, and"two children, McGirrJ  R. Rally,   W:  Worthing^on,  Mrs.f  McCartney, J. Piercy,  J. DomnickJ  Mrs. Smith, L. O'Brien, F;-Oyerates,  Ford, H. Reifel, F. Bennett.  HOTEL, ARRIVALS.  Union Hotel, Thos. Morgan J  Judge Harrison, Nanaimo.  Cumberland Hotel, Jas. HenisJ  worth, A. J. Bales^ Victoria; H.f  Reifel, R. Curry, Nanaimo; J. Mal-I  kin, McGurr, Vancouver.  Paris, July 26.���������The Paris Journals say that Dreyfus is very ill  with fever and his condition is very  serious.  Ottawa, July 26.���������In reply to a  question of' Taylor, Minister of the  In 1 erior stated that 11,560 Galicians  and Au-trians and 7,200 Dokohors  immigrants have arrived in Canada  since July 1897.  Liverpool, July 26.���������Roman  Catholic Reformatory ship Clarence  was destroyed by fire this mornings  It was but a few minutes after fire,  was discovered that the deck was a  mass of flames. Intense excitement  prevails. Hundreds of lads and  officers were   saved by the  Morsey  TH E:"t^AjpfiEST  and most Complete Stock of,.  Musical  Instruments in B;Cv  FLETCHER BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria,, B. 0.  P. 0. Box 143.  PIANOS, ORGANS,  GUITARS,  MANDOLINS,  BANJOS,  AUTOHARPS,  All the latest Sheet Music  and Folios. Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  for the popular Domestic ^j  Sewing Machines. Ne$$'j 81  les and parts, for ail machines. Send, for Catalogue. FRESH AIR Alvl) FOOD.  THE BLACK  FOREST SURE CURE FOR  CONSUMPTION.  7io    Medicine*, ' BTo .��������� Inoculation,    Wo  Coddling���������Simply- Pure Air Day nnd  Mgltt.   Eaormoua   Meals,   Carefully  Regulated Exercise and Kent.  There is an interesting article in The  Nineteenth Century in which Mr. J.  A. Gibson tells how he was cured of  consumption. Mr. Gibson found himself, at the age of 38, suffering from  acute phthisis. His case was pronounced  to be desperate by the doctors. He  weighed only 9 stone 7 pounds, and the  disease had such a hold upon him that  he never expected to recover. However,  he went off into the country, as the  doctors advised, and after three months  of complete rest and a diet of more  than half a gallon of milk a day he had  put on a few pounds' weight. Then a  friend urged him to go to Nordrach in  tlie Black forest and place himself under Dr. Walther.  He did so, and in four months he  came back to England in a state of barbaric health, weighing 13)^ stone and  with a chest measurement to correspond.'  What was this magical treatment of Dr.  ; Walther ? Nourishment, rest and fresh  air���������no medicines, no inoculation, no  ��������� ^coddling, but simply open windows day  and night, enormous meals and carefully regulated exercise and rest.  It sounds an easy cure, and it began  to take effect instantaneously in Mr.  Gibson's case. The first thing was to  gainin weight, and with this .object in  view Dr. Walther fairly crammedr his  patient Mr. Gibson gained in weight.  Everybody else gained in weight. There  ��������� wa8 a competition as to who should  gain most, and people ate for dear life,  with an eye on the scale.  "We used to say among ourselves,"  writes Mr. .Gibson, "that we had to eat  ��������� three times the ordinary amount of food  ���������one portion to replace natural waste.  a second portion to replace the extra  waste from the disease and a third portion to put on weight so that the system  were already under the sod if some  such steps be not at once taken? It is  sad to think that all these people must  die when they might easily be saved.  Woman'* Wisdom.  "Select the,b,lne cloth, dear, and that  will make you two new dresses. In the  evening it will appear green. "���������Philadelphia Press  THIS FISH IS A FIEND  THE MURDEROUS LAKE LAMPREY OF  CENTRAL NEW YORK.  One Crop.  is raised   mostly in damp cli  ���������'What  ni.'Ufs'V   a^kwl the teacher.  *'Urnl)i���������t-.lla.s. " replied Johnny.  dou Faa  might be strengthened and finally get  the better of the disease.'' Everybody  had to lie down for an hour before  meals. To bed at 9 and up at 7; breakfast at 8, dinner at 1, supper at 7���������this  Was the day's routine, with1" a walk at  r a snail's pace.  Prom the moment   of  arrival  until  leaving   Nordrach   the   patient   never  ,   breathes one  breath  of   any  but   the  .   purest air, as Nordrach is in the Black  forest, at   an   elevation of   1,500 feet,  ��������� surrounded  by .trees, and   a  long way  from a town or  even  a village.    The  casement windows of the sanitarium are  kept wide open day and night, summer  and winter, and in some instances the  windows  are  taken  completely out of  the frames.  Thus it   is practically an outdoor life  the patient lives continuously.  There is  therefore no danger of  chills on going  out in   any kind of  weather or at any  hour, as  the   temperature within  and  .without is. equal.   So pleasant does this  living in the open become and so hardy  - is.the patient made and so invigorated  that on his return to this country it is  the greatest misery for him to have to  remain in a room with closed windows.  ���������' Being at such a considerable  height  ���������1,500 feet, with a rise  in the longer  walks of  another 1,500   feet���������the   patient, to get the same amount of oxygen  into.the system, must breathe relatively more of the rarefied air and thus expand the lungs. ' In this way the lungs  are  completely flooded with  pure air.  All the odd corners and crannies, which  he has hardly used for years, are ventilated, which the easy walking uphill is  eminently calculated to effect, while at  1 the same time the almost absolute rest  the patient enjoys allows the  lungs to  be practically undisturbed, and so permits  the  healing  process  to  proceed.  The  climate   is   much   the same as in  England.    There is quite as high a rainfall, and in winter it   is much colder.  But it has been demonstrated beyond a  doubt that climate has absolutely nothing to do with the case.  There the patients, who go out regularly day after day in all kinds of  weather, sometimes walk for hours at a  time in the rain without ever thinking  of changing their wet clothes afterward.  This course Mr. Gibson still adopts and  finds that such a wetting���������sometimes  twice in one day���������never does him any  harm whatever.  He asked Dr. Walther if lie thought  his system could be carried on with hope  of success in this country. He said that  it could be worked here quite as well as  at Nordrach. or as in the balmiest  clime; that all that was required was a  place where pure air was to be had, situated well away from a town, at a fair  elevation, and the man to see that the  system was properly carried ont. Mr.  Gibson is now convinced that this is  perfectly true.  Absolutely nothing else is needed.  Freedom from wind, a high average of  sunshine, dry climate and all such other  things as are generally supposed to be  eo necessary go for nothing. And this  is the crux of the whole matter. It is  possible to cure here, on the spot, almost all the neople of this country who  are ill of rjhthisis. Why, then, are sanitariums not erected at once to cure the  hundreds of thousands of those who are  ill and who have not the means to go  abroad���������hundreds of thousands who are  as certainly doomed to death as if they f  Free  nairdreaBlna*.  Some one said once .that you could  get almost anything for nothing in New  York.. This was brought practically to  my notice a few days ago. says a writer  in the New York Herald, as I was going up town on Third avenue.-I passed  a barber shop which displayed this  strange sign:  "Ladies' Hairdressing Done Free  Every Afternoon From 1 to 5 o'Clock.'"  As it was past 3 I was prompted by  curiosity to go in and investigate. I  found the "ladies' " hairdressing parlor a neat, cozy place, with a number  of chairs standing in front of 'a long  mirror, which covered one side of the  room.  I was fortunate enough to find a subject in the chair, who was having her  hair dressed. She was a middled aged,  thick handed, respectable looking woman, who was going to the inevitable  ball. "Doing" her hair was a nice looking little woman, the head of the hairdressing establishment, and gathered  around the chair were half a dozen  white coated young men, watching the  process of the work and occasionally  giving assistance. And that is how the  apprentice or student in hairdressing  gains his'experience, and the clever  women who are in touch with the trick  get their hair dressed for nothing.  It I.i Said to Be the Moat Bloodthirsty and Ferocious Animal In  the World���������How It Attacks, Milium  and  Ivilltt Its Victim*.  The   Prljf  and   His   Cane.  In the number of The Tatler for Oct.  6, 1709, it is observed that "a cane is  part of the dress of a prig" (this, by the  way, shows the erroneous notion prevalent that " "priggishnees" is a modern  word) "and always worn upon a button, for fear he should be thought to  have an occasion for it or be esteemed  really and not genteelly a cripple."  In the number of Nov. 18 a rural  6quire in town is sketched who is the  prototype of one of the pavement nuisances: "Hie arms naturally swang at  an unreasonable distance from his sides,  which, with the advantage of a cane  that he brandished in a great variety  of irregular motions, made it unsafe for  any one to walk within several years of  him."  And under date of Dec. 5 there is an  amusing sketch of "a lively, fresh colored young man" who was among the  applicants to Isaac Bickerstaff's court  of censorship for license to use "canes,  perspective glasses, snuffboxes, orange  flower waters and the like ornaments of  life." This young man had his cane  hanging on his fifth button and was  "an Oxford scholar who was just entered at, the temple. "���������Gentleman's  Magazine.  1 Froze. tlte_. Qniclcsaml..-'  ."When I was"out among the hills of  "northern India," said the major, "I  had an experience that I wonder didn-t  turn ���������my hair gray. I was camped all  alone on the side of the Ganges and  had occasion to go for some water. Before I knew where I was I had stepped  right into a quicksand. I knew what-  was up at once and knew that I was  gone. :As I stood therewith that horrible sand dragging at me like some living monster I turned colder and colder. Do what I could my teeth would  keep on clattering, though I knew that  every vibration of my'jaw was shaking  me farther down into.that ready made  grave. Suddenly I noticed that I had  stopped sinking."  "Struck the bottom, eh?"  "Certainly not; I had grown so cold  from horror and fear���������I may as well  admit���������that I actually froze the water  in the quicksand."  If It   Hadn't   Been   Snnday.  "Had it not been the Sabbath day,'  said a  Perthshire   preacher to' an elder  "between   the  preachin's,"   "I  would  just  have  askod  ye how the   hay was  selling in Perth on Friday."  "Well, sir." said the elder, "had it  no been the day it is I wad jest hae  .tell't ye it was gatin at a shillin the  stane."  "Indeed 1 Well, had it been Monday  instead of the Sabbath I would have  told ye I have some to sell."  "Umph, aye, ou aye, sir! And had it  been Monday, as ye say, then I wad  jest hae tell't ye I wad gie ye the market price for it."  The elder's carts were at the manse  early on Monday morning, and the  preacher's haystack vanished like a  highland mist.  Ambiguity.  Fogg says that should any one ask him  fcho meaning of the word "ambiguous" he  would point to this sentence, "The merchant failed to make money."���������Boston  Transcript.  Worse  Still.  Wife (bitterly)���������You deceived me when  you married me.  Husband���������I did more than that. I deceived myself.  What is the most bloodthirsty and ferocious animal in the world?    Not the lion,  -Lon- I nor t'le t"6er' nor any relatives which are  theirs. It is the lake lamprey of central  New York'. This animal, is not an eel,  most naturalists recently have denied him  admission even into the class of fishes  The most they will grant is that he is a  fishlike animal. , The lamprey is rhe lowest form of-animal life in which the animal has a backbone or, as the naturalists  would say, is "vertebrate," which is found  in this region. The adult life of. a lake  lamprey is about three years, and he devotes that time to killing fish, drinking  their blood and eating their flesh. He is  not only bloodthirsty, but he is lazy. To,  fsnvo himself the trouble of swimming he  will attach himself to the bottom of a boat  going in the direction he wants to travel  or to some fish which he docs hot particularly fancy, but which will ' do for, transportation purposes, and hang on until he  gets to his destination, meantime lunch  ing on the transportation fish.  Tbo lake lamprey has a mouth bigger  than his head, and the mouth is armed  with rows of sharp teeth, pointed like the  teeth, of a tiger. Around ,the disk of'its  mouth the animal has a soft membrane,  which readily fits tightly over any object  by suction when the pistonlike tongue is  drawn back, making a partial vacuum  Then it saws away with the sharp pointed  teeth which clothe its tongue and chews  with the 150 other teeth which stud its  mouth until it has worn through the thick  '..skin or scales of its victim. Thus it drinks  blood and eats flesh until the fish dies or _  the lamprey decides to change its diet by [  attacking another species of fish.  Lampreys hunt individually, male and  female alike killing and maiming right  nnd.left. Besides the dead fish which are  found in the lakes of central'New York  .kill-jl by the lampreys hundreds are found  swimming about either covered with scars  or horribly mutilated, so that their death  is only a question of a short time.  Professor Gage  says that  the   lamprey  does as much  to reduce the "stock of food  fish in Lake Cayuga as the work of all the  fishermen combined.    And  yet when the  cutthroat isn't occupied ��������� in crime  his capacity   for  innocent enjoyment and   his  pleasures in a domestic life aro just as great  as those of any other animal.    About the  middle of April the male  lamprey leaves  the particular victim  upon which he has  been  feeding and 'starts up some stream  running into the lake to establish a home.  Mr. H. A. Surface of the department of  vertebrate zoology of Cornell university, i������  summarizing Professor Gage's story of the  life and adventure's of  the lamprey, says-  "It not infrequently occurs that from the  natural inclination of the stream or from  some of man's obstructions there are rapids or dams to  be surmounted.    Nothing  daunted, the lamprey swims up just as far  as possible   by a tremendous effort, grasping a stone or other object so that he can-  riot  be carried  down stream again, rests  for awhile and by a'powerful bending and  straightening   of  the   serpentine   body a  leap  is  made in the  right direction, and  what is gained is saved by again fastening  the'mouth to a fixed object.    This goes on  until''the obstacle  is surmounted, if it is  not too   great.    Then without  delay the  lamprey pushes up stream until clear'wa-  ter and numerous ripples are found.   Just  above some ripple the lamprey begins, to  make ready a secure place for a new generation."  The male arrives' first and begins the  nest building. He takes up stones with  his strong mouth, nicely arranges them as.  a foundation and generally prepares things  for housekeeping. He works hard for a  few days, and then Mrs. Lamprey arrives  to help put the new house in order. The  pair labor away until they have'constructed a basin, or in some cases a ditch, across  the bed of the stream. Then the lampreys  are at home. '     ���������  When the eggs are laid, they sink to the  bottom, and the lampreys cover them up  with sand, using their tails as shovels  When the young lampreys are hatched,  they burrow in the sand like small angle  worms. It is at least two years before  they are old enough to go down to the  lake and take up the predatory life of their.,  ancestors. Mr. Surface says, "It is possibly from the habits of young lampreys  that the authors of our First Readers  justified themselves in the statement 'Eels  live in tho sand.'. "  ���������  Now, while the terrible lake lamprey  devotes all his life to eating except his  brief period of housebuilding and domesticity, there is another kind of lamprey  found in central New York which has  never been known to. eat at all. This is  the brook lamprey, which is never found  in tho lakes, but is common in small  streams. It is supposed that he docs all  his eating beforo he becomes a real lam  prey���������in the larval period, as tho scion  tist's say���������and is never hungry afterward  As it takes him two or three years tp develop into a real lamprey and ho lives only  a few months after he is developed, this  seems likely, or it may be that when he  grows up and sees the horrible gluttony of  his lake cousins he is so disgusted that he  deliberately starves himself to death.  Tho lamprey tribe does not seem to be  able to do anything in a sensible and moderate-manner. Here are two first cousins,  one of whom starves himself to death and  the other of whom kills and eats everything he comes across. The lamprey's  original and normal home is the sea, and  it exists in its original form today in the  seas which wash the shores of Europe and  North America. It is not, however, the  mutton fish, or ling, which the fishermen  in tho salt waters about here call lampreys,  but a fishlike animal, more resembling its  cousins of the lakes in form. In the  changes of the earth's periods the salt sea  lamprey found itself landlocked in the  fresh water lakes of central New York. It  might have gone up there  to spawn when |  and have been caught there by some closing up of tlie stream by which it had descended At any rate, it has been able to  adapt itself to a fresh water life the year  round and has grown, as the years go on.  smaller in size and more uniform in color,  to become the ravenous, bloodthirsty animal it is  Sea lampreys are sometimes used as food  now and used  to   be esteemed delicacies  Henry 1 of  Kngland is said  to  have died  trom   eating  too   many, lampreys.���������New  York Press.  AN ESSAY ON SCOOPS.  Social Paradox.  It seems sr ramie that a fellow Isn't "In  the swim" when society, throws him over  hoard.-  THEN1LE  DAM.  by   the  The   laying- 'of   tho'' First   Stone  Duke of Coriiiausht.  , The immense engineering feat, one of  the,most wonderful the world has ever  seen, which is now.- well under way at  the first cataract of the Nile Kiver, has  attracted muoh attention   from  scientists  SHY  EXPANDS     HIMSELF    ON  *   NEWSPAPER   BRAN'D.  THE  And Gives In Detail the Way ������ Reporter Goes to.Work to Secure One  and   What   Happen*   After   He   Has  Landetl It.  FIRST STOXK OF THK XII.E DAM.  of every quarter. His Koyal Highness  the Duke of Connaught, who has been  prominent in many other great movements for the advance of civilization, laid  the foundation stone of the dam with the  usual ceremonies observed on such' occasions, and the work,, which is expected to  achieve so much for agriculture in the  valley of'the Nile will be pushed rapid] j-  forward.  . Wedding R'"C Custom.  The wedding ring is worn on tbe third  finger of the left hand, because it was  believed by. the Egyptians to be directly  connected by a slender nerve to the heart  itself. And these ancient worshippers of  Isis held this finger stored to Apollo and  the sun, and therefore gold was the metal  chosen for the ring.  Mexico's I-ist  of  President*.  Mexico has had 55 Presidents since  1821. Of these, 1(5 have died violent  deaths.  Ciilf Follows It* liittinct.  . Nature teaches the calf to turn its  mouth upward to get its food. The unwillingness of the calf to put its'head  down into a pail" is the result of instinct.  Some have thought to offset this instinct  by never allowing the calf to suck its  dam even once. But we think this injures  the calf. It needs stimulation when first  born, and should be allowed to get it in  the way niost natural to it. Ill sucking  the teat the milk comes- slowly, and a  good deal of saliva is mixed with; it. But  after once sucking its dam the calf should  be taught to drink out of a pail, and to  put its head down when eating. It will  need to be pretty hungry to -do this  readily, and the finger should be used,  placing it first in the calf !s mouth,, and  then putting the finger, into ihe milk. So  soon as the calf gets fairly to drinking  the finger should be withdrawn.  How to I-*ijjht Karly Lice.  It is a task to get into the poulfcryhouse  at night, take each hen off the roost and  dust the body with some substance  obnoxious to lice, yet there are times  when it should be done, especially during the warm season. A mixture for that  purpose, and which is cheap, is made by  using one pound of sulphur, four ounces  of Scotch snuff, two ounces of Dalmatian  insect powder and half a pound of car-  bolate (not carbonate) of lime. It must  be thoroughly mixed and kept in a  closed vessel. Hold the fowl's head down,  and with a pepper-box dust well in  among the feathers.���������Farm and Fireside  He  W  Smith���������Smart is  ual, but I managed  to-day.  Brown���������How did  Smith���������By  first.  is   "Next !"     ,  i pretty slick individ-  to get ahead of   him  getting  you do it?  to the barber  shop  Cause  and    Kfi'iM'.t.  "Doctor, I didn't think it wonld be  necessary for you to come again, but my  throat this morning is so hot and dry���������"  "Has your wife, sir, been showing you  my bill?"  Something   Unusual.  She���������Have you noticed that Mr. Short-  leigh is paying a good deal of attention  to Miss Cleverton?  Pie���������Yes, and it's the first time I  know him to pay anything.  ever  Perplexity.  "My wifo owns two hats, and so we are  always late to the theater."  "Why is that?" .  "She can't decide which to wear."���������Chicago Record.  Trachoma, or "granular lids," is widely spread among the 8,000,000 inhabitants  of Hungary, no fewer than four in 1,000 being afflicted with the disease.    It spreads  by contagion, and  neglect of it makes a  a river connected the lakes with salt water I patient liable to fine or imprisonment.  There are several kinds of scoops. I  have one in my coal shed. To me it appears as big as a.dredge dipper. I handle it twice a day. and the way it cuts  into my coal pile is a caution. My coal  man also'has a scoop. It's exactly like  the one 1 use, but it seems to me to  have about the capacity of a small  souvenir teaspoon: I presume this is accounted for by the fact that the coal  dealer's scoop brings coal to me at so  much per 6hort ton. while my scoop  shovels coal out at so much per 2.000  pound ton. ���������   . ' ,  There are other scoops. .The partic- '  nlar sort about which I intend to write  a few lines concerns the ' newspaper  business. You've heard of these scoops  no doubt. A newspaper scoop is not  used to shovel into coffers the pennies  paid over the counting room desk by  newsboys. Newspaper scoops are not  utensils.  To be brief, a scoop is a scoop. Any  newspaper man knows that. To go into  detail, a scoop  is a news item that you  ��������� get in your paper which does not find  its way into a competing paper. For  instance, if some other paper says  John Smith is dead, and he is not  dead, that is t.net a-scoop, even if it  doesn't get.into The Blade. But if The  Blade says John Smith is dead, and  he is dead, and The Bee does not print  that news item, then it is a scoop.  Just ask the fellows on any of the papers what a scoop isn't. They can tell  yon. . It i*s far easier to get scooped than  to'get ii scoop, but it is better to,be,the  ���������cooper than the scooped.  Just the other,day I was sent out to,  get a scoop. The city editor informed  me that he was going to make a'first'  page, double 'leaded story out of that  scoop. Perhaps yon do not understand  that. Well, he meant that he was going to put that story on the first pag������  and put leads'between the slugs. Maybe yon do not understand it yet. .He  meant that he was going to have the  story, or news item, printed.on the first  page of the paper, and' he was going  to have the lines -appear far apart, so  that the article would strike the eye.  I went after that scoop. When you've  got a scocp in tow, yon must go around  with' rubber shoes on your feet and your  linger over, your mouth in a sort of  "Hist!" fashion. . After yon lasso your  scoop you must hurry it back to the  office and get it in the paper. Then  when the paper is printed look on the  first page for it. You'll find it standing  out like a factory chimney ou a cottage.  Curl your lips in a satisfied manner,  put your hands in your pockets and  6troll out into the street as if you had  u corner on the rolling hoop market.  Just buy a copy of the afternoon contemporary to  see   how badly  you beat ���������  them���������-and,you'll find"the'elusive scoop  on the first   page of, that sheet, double  leaded and in the northeast corner.  ��������� That's the way with scoops. You'll  get after them..and,you'll; land them,  but you are surer to find them in the  other paper No matter how you figure  it, somebody else will have it-  Even if you do get a scoop, your contemporary will not acknowledge it.  Supposing, now just supposing, you get  an exclusive story of a big thing. The  next time you meet one of the dubs  that grind but copy on a competing  sheet you'll twit him about it.  "Scoop I Ho, I should say not 1" he'll  make answer to you. "Why, we had  that snugly stored in an out of the way  corner.   It was not worth playing ������?.'  That is one way he will get back at  you. He'll make that reply if the scoop  happened to be a live one. He knows,:  your time is too valuable to. go looking  over his sheet to ascertain if he is prevaricating���������only that isn't tbe word  newspaper men use.  The fellow you twit about the scoop  may be on to his job. and if he is he  will make reply* ���������''���������'.  "Scoop! I should say not. Why. you  fellows are slow We had that story a  week ago, and now you are playing it  up for nn exclusive."  There is another side to this scoop  question. You think you have a scoop  and you haven't. Then you go through  all papers���������reporters always do that���������  and you learn that your opponent did  net get a certain item. You covered it  ���������that is. you got it. Then you wonder  why you didn't play it up for a scoop.  Scoop 1 If I were asked to give a definition of the word, I'd call it an evanescent, vanishing, ephemeral nothing. ���������  Toledo Blade.  Dead Game.  Weary Watkins���������If Iwas to find a  dollar an buy a lottery ticket an win  the capital prize, I'd first take a bath���������-  Hungry Higgins���������What!  "Take a bath. I'd play the whole  string out, you betl"���������Indianapolis  Journal.        Not In His Line.  Professor of Languages���������Can yon  read the inscription on this stone?  Professor of Athletics���������No, all runes  look alike to me.���������Chicago News.  xxm  4  tt of  TIIE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  Told,in Figure*.  The world's navies employ 1,696,000  men.  Tho   negro   race   embraces   about one-  ��������� tenth of the world's population, 450.000,-  000 persons.  There are 9,000 cells in a square foot ot'  honeycomb.  The yearly output of cigars' from the  Philippines is 440,000,000. _  The highest masts of sailing vessels are  from 160 to 180 feet highland spread  from 60.000 to 100.000 square feet of  canvas.  The record of the, greatest number of  notes struck by a musician in 12 hours is  said to have been made by Paderewski,  who struck 1,030,300 notes.  During the year 1898 25 officers of the  army were killed in battle or died of  wounds received in battle, and-49 others  on tlie active list died from other causes.  There wero 25 deaths among ,the retired  list. -..--.,- s  , The amount of powder required to propel cannon projectiles is about half the  weight of the projectile. A projectile four  inches in diameter weighs 33 pounds; five  inches,,50 pounds; six inches, 100 pounds;  eight inches, 250 pounds: ten inches,- 500  pound; 12 inches, 850 pounds; )13 inches,,  1,100 pounds;. 1(3 inches, 2,378 pounds.  Turkey, has bgen engaged in war 38  years of the present century, considerably  more than one-third' of -"the time;' Spain'  comes next, with' 31 years of war; Franco  has had 27 years; Russia, 24; Italy, 23;  England, 31; Austria,' 17; 'Holland,' 14;  Germany, 13; Sweden, 10; Portugal, 10;  Denmark, 9. Much of this is.-for reckoning of the first Napoleon.   ���������   -  MONEY SAVEDand pain^. relieved by  ��������� the-leading r'-household remedy, DR.  THOMAS' ECLECTRIC. OIL���������a small  quantity of which usually suffices to cure  a cough, heal a sore, cut, bruise or sprain,  relieve lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia,  excoriated nipples, or inflamed breast.  An   Unkind, Cut.  Yeast���������They say the. Toodles baby  ���������has her mother's chin.   _���������-,    '  '*'. Cri n'ison'beak���������Indeed! 1 didn't know  ������������������tiie,little thing-.had begun to talk yet.  ���������Yonkers Statesman.  "No, I can't think of gomq in chers.*'  said rhe young man with a shudder,  when his friend proposed going in the  cafe. "It's too warm in there, I would  have to unbutton my overcoat." ���������'���������  "Got the grip?" asked the friend,  solicitously.  "No, I haven't the grip, ifc is worse  than that. See here, "* he cried, hoarsely,  "I've got to unburden myself to some  one and get a little sympathy or I'll explode! You know that girl I've been going with? Well, I've been trying for the  past year to make myself solid there, and  I have always been in doubt ? just how I  stood in thafc quarter. So rhe other day  when ic dawned upon hie that I had a  birnhday coming, I thought it would be a  good plan to let the girl know it and use  it as a feeler to find out how much she  cared for me. I was puzzled for some  time jusfc how to convey the information  to her, and finally hit upon tlie plan of  giving her small brother a' dollar to toll  his sister in a casual way that I had a  birthday coming in the near future.",'  "And he kept the dollar and said nothing about ifc," put in the sympathetic  friend.  ''"I wish lie had," sighed the young  man. "No.;.ho kept his part of the bargain and the result was that I received  from her, on my birthday a- hand-painted  necktie. You never heard of such a thing?  I'm blessed if I ever did, either, but tho  girl says they are all the style and bound  to be tlie rage. The one she gave mc is a  deep red with while daisies painted on ifc  by her own fair hand. I've got ifc on now,  having been up to her house, going into  raptures over ifc. I'd-show ifc to you only  I fear the , police would arrest me .for  creating a' disturbance. So ' long, I must  hurry home and get it off- before 'I have  an attack of nervous prostration. Say,  you don't, know of any ablebodiad crook,  do you, that I can got to break into my  room and steal thafc tie?"  The Best  Remedy for  Spring Weather,  Weakness.  KSbBbBh  Makes  Rich  Red  Blood.  The Blood is the very essence of life.  As it courses through the system it carries  with it, if pure and rich, nutrition to every  cell in the body. If impure, it spreads  disease. If thin and watery, it fails to  nourish, hence we have weakness, debility and decay.  It is ,the wonderful power B.B.B. has  in purifying impure' blood, making thin,  watery blood rich and red, that is at the  bottom of its marvellous success in curing-  disease.  ��������� ��������� Those who are pale, thin, weak,  troubled with blotches, pimples or eruptions of any kind should take B.B.B.  It m?.kes the pale cheek rosy, the skin,  clear and smooth, and infuses new energy  into   weak,  worn,  run  down,  shattered'  constitutions.  Skin "I beg to state  I have  used  Clear.    Burdock  Blood Bitters  for  imp-ire blood, pimples on the face,  &c, and derived great  benefit  from it.  My skin is now very clear and free from  all eruptions.     I Oiily used' four bottles of  the B.B.B. and can strongly recommend  it to any person .suffering from impurities  ia the blood,or eruptions of the skin."  Mrs'. G. B. Helmore, ���������  .   , Spence's Bridg-e, B.C.  Every  Spring  You need not cough all "nignt and disturb your friends; there is no occasion  for you running the risk', of contracting  iuflainniation of the lungs or consumption  while'you can gefc Dickie's Anti-Consumptive ��������� Syrup. This medicine cures  cougbs, colds, inflammation of the lungs  and ail throat and chest troubles. It promotes -a tree and easy ��������� expectoration,  which immediately relieves the throat  and lungs from viscid phlegm.  Minard's Liniment tie LniDerman's Friend,  Ask for Miinrd's Liniment and take .no otneri  White Lien.  Johnny-r-Ea, Mr. Brownlow said that  for obvious reasons lie should be unable''  .to be atvthe meeting'at the'schoolhouse  tonight.1   What does he mean'by Vob-  vious" reasons? ���������  ' Father���������Why.-my son, .when" a man '  has any reasons that he can't think of  or has reasons that  he does not  care to.  name-he says';'his' reasons' are.obviou's.  ���������Boston Transcript. -.   '  ' BILIOUSNESS ':BURDENS LIFE.���������  The bilious man is never a companionable'"' man* because his ailment , renders  him morose and gloomy. Tho complaint  is not sb-dan,gerous as it .is/ ^disagreeable.  Yet no one hieed suffer from it who can  procure .Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. By  "regulating" the' liver and-obviating the  .effects of bile in the stomach chey restore  men to cheerfulness aud ��������� full vigor of  action.  Tronlilei of .TJielr  Own.  "You can't place any dependence on  a woman's word; "��������� moodily remarked  the young man who had been jilted.  "Of course you don't believe that."  "Oh, yes I do," said the marrie-!  man: "My wife has been threatening  ���������to leave me for ten years.,"���������^Indianapolis Journal.  Poor- Daddy.  Amsterdam���������How  -Yes; isn't  it  won-  Mininrs Liniment is mad by Physicians.  A Logical Sng-K-ention.  The venorablo II. L. Dabncy, D. D., is  well known iu this country and abroad.  Upward of 20 years ago his youngest son  Lewis was a sharp wirtod lad who promised to become a respected "chip of the old  block."  Tho lad was whipped one day for an act  of disobedience and then had to undergo  tho more trying ordeal of sitting quietly  on tho sofa. Ho became deeply absorbed  in thought and presently asked: ������������������  ���������"'Ma, why did you whip me?"  "So as to make you a better boy," was  the response. .'".-���������       , ' f  Lewis again became lost  reflection.    Presently he blurted out  "Ma,' do you believe in]prayer?"- >  "Yes, my son." ,  "'If you were to ask God to make me a  better boy, do you think ho would grant  your prayer?"  \ "I think he would, son." , ,...,-���������'. >  ��������� "Well, then, m-v, I wish'youWould pray  a littlo more and whip a little less."���������StV  Louis Post-Dispatch.  . ,>'  ' Mrs.   Amsterdam���������How  Willie  ha*  grown I   ',  . .Mrs. Columbus-  deffnl"? ���������    .,'_  ,.,','Why, he's'larger .than his father.'  "Yes, indeed; I have  to  makeover  Willie's clothes for his father now. "���������  Yonkers Statesman.  Plaster Days of tlie Past.  Previous tto the introduction of Griffith's  Meuthol Liniment, belladonna,, menthol  and porous plasters were extensively used.  For pains in any part of the body  Griffiths' Meuthol Liniment is superior  to plasters of any kind. Ifc- immediately  penetrates to the.painful parts, relieving  in a few minutes. Sold by all druggists.  25 cents.  in thoughtful  Cnmc  B:iclv,   nn   Usual.  'A funny man, in illustration of the tenacity with which a cat clings to this lite,  which is the best life a cat knows anything  about, says: "A Norwich couple who had  a pet cat which had grown helpless from  ago and extremely fitty put it out of its  misery by the agency of chloroform. They  buried it in the garden and planted a rose  bush over tho remains. The next morning  it appeared at the door to bo let in, and  had the rose bush under its arm. "..���������'������������������  Diplomacy.  Portly Dowager���������I've called, sir, to  learti what the future has in store for me.  Eminent Fortune Teller (examining  palm)���������Ah, madam, the lines of fate'run  So smoothly in. this fair -nalrn that I shall  havo to apply a magical compound of  wonderful powers to bring them out more  distinctly. '��������� (To attendant, in French)���������  Cleopatra, dip the end of a towel in'soapsuds and bring it here.-  "I have  taken  B.B.B. every  spring" now for some years, to  purify my blood and keep my  system in -.rood order, and can honestly  say that 1 do not know of its equal  anywhere."     Mrs. Aggie Barnes,  Lunenburg-, N:S. -  _ .  Consumption   unci   Fresh   Air.  It is a matter of common knowledge,  says an English exchange, that the late'  Sir Andrew Clarke cured himself of  consumption by living as much as possible in the open air. The principle involved has since been generally recognized by the medical profession, with  the result that the old bad practice of  keeping consumptives in warm, stuffy  rooms has been almost entirely,aban-.!  do'hed. It is fresh air which is mainly  responsible"for the cures worked at such'  places as Davos, where the patients  spend (14 hours a day out of doors,  breathing cold, bracing mountain air,  while they are "exhilarated by bright  sunshine. The resultr is that each diseased spot in the lungs is cut off c from  the healthy tissue by a ring of stretched  cells; across which disease germs cannot pass, and so the malady is arrested  until the strengthened body can overcome it.      There never was, and never   will  be,   a  universal panacea, in one remedy,  for all  ills to which flesh is heir���������the very nature  ot many curatives being such   that   were  the;germs of other and differently   seated  diseases rooted in the system   of   the  patient���������what would relieve one ill in turn  would   aggravate   the  other.     We  have,  however, in Quinine Wine, when  obtainable in a sound,   unadulterated   sta*e,   a  remedy for many and grievous ills. By its  gradual and judicious use the frailest systems   are   led   iufco    convalescence    and  strength bv the influence which   Quinine  exerts on Kittlire'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   tranquil izing   the   nerves,  disposes to sound and   refreshing  sleep���������  imparts vigor to the action of the   blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throughout tho veins, strengthening the  healthy  animaL functions of the   system,   thereby  making    activity    a    necessary    icsulfc,  strengthening the frame, and giving   life  to the digesfcivo organs,   which   naturally  demand increased substance���������result, - 'improvedappetite. Norchrop and-Lyman, of  Toronto, have given to   the   public  their  superior Quinine Wine at tbe usual   rate,  and, gauged by the opinion of  scientists,  this wine  approaches  nearest   perfection  of any in the market.     .All druggists sell  it. . - ���������;.'���������  His Tvac-hiM-'*   I nfluencr.  Not many years ago a boy was. sent  from his home in the west to a New England fitting school. He was the only son  of rich and influential parents, says The  Youth's Companion, and had, unfortunately, boon little restrained or controlled.  The four years he spout in the fitting  school wore. apparently worse than  Wasted. Again and again the head master  called this unruly boy to his study, and  gravely and gently reproved and admonished him. Sometimes he prayed with the  . wayward boy. All was co no purpose.  Then tha lad went to college and continued his thoughtless career for more  than a year.  Suddenly a great change came. Some  one noted the fact that this change was  coincident wifch the death.-of .tlie.-head  master in the school where the boy had  fitted for college.  . After about; a year of self-training the  young man timidly asked to be allowed  to prepare himself for joining the church.  Strangely enough he insisted upon going  back to his old school, the - scene-of his  boyish extravagances and folly, and there  joining the church he had once openly  scorned. '*('"���������  An  Kxnert.  She���������How can ypti be so sure that you  are in lovo with me and with no one else?  Even I wonder at times whether there is  a possibility of absolute certainty in such  matters.  He���������You lack experience and tlie confidence it begets. I've been in love '10 times  and know every symptom.���������Detroit Free  Press.  Mature   Consideration.  " Miss Peachblow���������Was your marriage  to eld Moneybagges the result of love  at first sight?  Mrs.    Moneybagges���������No,   of   second  thought.���������Kansas City Independent.  Disinterested.  Tv-"-.--/!  "Xext  Satrbath, 'Xo  Siivrnntli."  Ecclesiastical Curiosities, edited by Mr  William   Andrews,   contains  a  paper  on  "Curious ..Announcements:-In   Church,'  from which the following are extracts:  "Next Sawbath," said a worthy Scotch  beadlo, "we shall have no Sawbath, for  the minister's house is having springclenn-  ing, and as the weather is very bad the  minister's wife wants' tho kirk to dry  things in."  "Next Sunday," declared tho unconsciously amusing Welshman, "there'll be  no Sunday, as we're going to whitewash  tho church with vol low ochcr."   ^ d+7& AiAis ������*7tsT /o������nsl>  (Trade-Mark.)  use ALBERT soap.  ,   ������������������        ������  If your fancy is for a Tar Soap you  will find the best in our  MASTER MECHANIC'S  EXTRAORDINARY.  Sold at al! Drug Stores.  E. Gartly Parker g^ffi.-  12  ADELAIDE  ST.   E., TORONTO.       ' EXCHANGE.  ALL   STANDARD   BRITISH COLUMBIA, ONTARIO AND REPUBLIC  STOCKS   DEALT IN ON COMMISSION.  I am offering:' some attractive money making- stocks just now.    It will pay you to  keep in tuncli -with me. '   CODES:   .Bedford McNeill's. Cloug-li's, Moreing- & Nealtt. ���������  BRITANNIA, BEAVER and BUFFALO are the. finest India and  Ceylon TEAS packed. Put up by  MacKENZIE & MILLS, Winnipeg  BINDER  TWINE.  SELECTED MANILA    * -  HIGH GRADE MANILA,.       ,.,_  (All made this season from Pure Manila Hemp)  Ask for Prices and Samples.-Special inducement* to carload Buyers.  THE INDEPENDENT CORDAGE CO.  (Limited), Toronto.  Manufacturers ,of Manila and Sisal .  Hinder Twine and Kope of every de-1  scriptioii.  $  isthe kind thathousekeep^  ers who want onlyT the  best always buy. Packed  in pound, and two-pound  tin cans- it comes into  the home with ail its natural aroma and strength.  Protected by our Seal,  the consumer knows that  its purity and strength  have been untampered  with. Your grocer sells  this kind, but be sure our  seal and name is on the  can you buy.  Chaso  &  Sanborn,  .���������en  re  by mail to those who can-  Full particulars .oil appli:  Instruction "give  not o.ttend college  cation to <     G. iW. DOXAID, Sec  Winnipeg llusiiiess College.  XV. S. U.  oo-i  r������ r* A  It's no Trick  LUCAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Write US. lTfimilton.Ont.  Circle Teas  L. S. & X5. Coffees  L. S. & 15. Extracts  X. S. Si 15. Spices  SUFFERING WOMEN  I can cure permanently all  diseases peculiar to women,  such as  displacements, inflammations and ulceration  of womb, painful, suppress- j  led and irregular menstruation;   leucor.  rhcea, etc. WRITE row FREE BOOK.  Mrs. Julia B. Richard, Boi 9%. Montreal, due.  To   make Biscuits, .Ruffles, etc., nice  aud  '    light anil wholesome irUen you use  WHITE STAR !B  National .Cinder Tivi:ic.  it  is unsurpassed  in iiEAVJSJTt-SG  STIiEXGTH,  is ABSOLUTELY   PURE,.  ami LOW IX PKICE.  When -iskod why he did .so,  he, ������������������insvrer-  s'wimininc  ed   with   unsteady   lips   and  eyes: . ,    ������������������   ....  ."There was a prood man. I knew him,  arid he is dead.^ He has helped many a  wayward soul, and he has helped  me,"  ���������   :'.  _!,���������(,!,  .���������  He Stood  Firm..  "He didn't get tho better of me, "triumphantly remarked the hum whose coat  sleeves are always too short.  "You mean tho book agent who just  left?"  "Yes; I stood firm, didn't I?"  "I tell you, it was hard work, for he is  a mighty persuasive man. And, besides,  I wanted those books tho worst kind, and  I'm going to get them next week. I'll  have to pay several dollars more than he  asked. But I was bound he shouldn't get  the best of hie."  Maple Iiafcfi Station, Ont.     .  ' 31-u-cli i0:h, ltfJ'j.  Nation'-m. FAn.Mi:i:s' Co.,- Tor.oxro.  Dear .Sirs,���������I received tlie National Hinder  Twine.'which we are well pleased wiili. It is  good, alsu the It-karat g-old-p ated wateh. "We  I'll ink ir is lovelv.anri Hives good satisfaction.  With thanks.   Yourd truly.  GEOKGK WAU'GH.  "Are yon very patriotic, fraulein?'  "Oh. yes, so patriotic that I wouldn't  marry  any   man   who  doesn't  pay   a  heavy tax to the government!"���������Unsere  Gesellschaft.   Keep Mmard's Liniment In tls nonsg,  The winners of the sewing machines in  the Royal Crown Soap Co. 's competition  for the week ending May 13th are as follows : Winnipeg, Mrs. W. W. Matthews, 257  Carlton Street; Manitoba, Julia Watson,  Beauscjour; N. W. T., Lizzie McDonald,  Batfcleford, Sask. This competition will be  discontinued after the 29th of this -month,  when the last drawing will take placw.  All persons having coupons and wrappers  must have them in before that date.  THE   DYSON-GIBSON   CO.  HIGH   GRADE   PLOWS,   SEEDING    MACHINES,  (UHi'riiijrep,   Wagons, Barrows,   Windmills,  &c.   COCM.SHUTT PLOW CO., Winnipeg.  THE PHYSICAL  LIFE OF WOMAN  By Geo. H. Napheys, M. D. Advice to the  Maiden, Wife and Mother. It treats in detail Maidenhood, Matrimony and Maternity;  to which is added parturition without pain.  Knowledge is safety. No family should be  without this invaluable book. Cloth bound,  regular price, $i,5i)���������special this week sent  post paid,on receipt of $1.00. The G. M.  ROSE  & SOKsf CO., Limited, Toronto.  "I  ^ prevented  |^J\by using  PERSIATIC SHEEP  DIP  AND  ANIMAL WASH  THE ONLY REMEDY THAT WILL POSITIVELY  CURE SCAB IN SHEEP.  It destroys the patches of living bacteria,  relieves life pain and irritation, heals the  sores, and make* the skin whole and sound.  I'EK.SIATIC SIIKKl'. DIP is invaluable  for relieving thf animal of all vermin, fleas,  lice, ticks, insects, etc., and for the Cure  of all "skin Diseases. Do not he put  oif with an inferior article���������get the be3t.  PKKSIATTC SHEEP DIP is the most  hiyhly medicated and reliable Dip in the  market.   At your dealers or direct from us.  THE PICKHAEDT-RENPREW CO..  (LIMITED.) ������������������.-���������'  Box  A,  StouftVille, Ont.  BARBER SHOPS giro Trial Treat,  ment at 10c. an application, or larce bottlo  at druggists, *1.00 Pottlo oxtiressed. $1.00.  Sample with booklet on tbo hair, 10c postpaid.  JONES BROS. &e0., Toronto.  BILLIARD   AND  POOL TABLES,  NEW AND SECOND-HAND,  BOWLING ALLEYS AND SUPPLIES.  Large catalogue free.  THE REID BROS., 257 King Wtst, Toroo_ta ��������� iWMwir m.*i .*���������  rrs^t -.' ,���������,?: tx'VSBf.  aggBsr1  1-ljXi.JXS!'  "���������UUl'l-1*'.  .''���������MJ 13 !���������.   'Jll  ���������L'.'-LJ-JIJJ.        -l.miiH.H-UWJ  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  iSiSUEp EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M~ B.  Bissetx Editor.  The columns of Tjje News are open to all  flrfcu wish to express therein yie.wa on -matt-  ers of pu,biic intent.  While we do n.t nold our^elv.es responsi-  'Lle'/or'the utteiauces of coriea^oudeuts4 ,wa  reJrve: the right of declining to insert  commaaic-trions unnecessarily personally, -  eg- Advertisers whp want their _ad  ^changei*^ should get copy in by  jt2 a.i_a, day before issue.,   ���������SATURDAY,  JULY 29th,    1,899.  By .the.death .of J.ngersol America  has los*t a great thinker. M a  . lawyer ancj. lecturer, he was widely  known -throughouthisowp country,  frut it is chiefly from his writings on  religious .questions that his name is  /amiliar to Canadians.  Whil.e there may be many opinions in the works of Inge.rs.9l with  which some do not.^gree, it must be  ftdmitte.4 ,the principle for which he  battled during his life is ope worthy  <of resyp&pj viz: independarice of the  -unwritten law that would make us  ' jbow to -the ponventipnal ideas of  others as to yyhat we must and must  ���������opt.do.  A  few years ago,  one  could not  (question the reality of the traditional fire and brimstone and   remain  -quite   respectable,    Men    had   to  think the thing their fathers thought.  Jffappily,  this notion  (worthy of a  Jb&jrfyarpus age) has ������0 a great extent  ', disappeared.    Generally   speaking,  a aian may 'think the thing he may,  nnd  tlie  thing   he. will.'    The re-  3   suit is that slowly fruit surely the ten-  , (denpy of the times to a great extent  js towards agnosticism.    The .Chur-,  ches m,a_ke  a great show of funds  ^%c^4 foy fpreign   missions an<d  ���������Rre hear pouch about the conversion  pf heathens in strange   lands.    We  ftear much top, unfortunately, of the  ���������pcial condition of the poor  in pur  pwn jsjities, but these do not seem to  fal.ajlm as much spmpathy from their  more prosperous brethren as do the  JSpttentots of Africa.    It may  be  ffrork among them   wpuld  not  be  jbo galculated to get the missjonarie's  name iji the papers, or perhaps the  ffork  wpuld   not  be  so  lucrative.  We   know   too of _the state   which  exalted dignitaries of the' {different  phyrches maintain in the midst of  |he   $nd   crime   suffering   arising  phiefly from poverty   in  our  own  great cities.    Yet these men who go  about in purple and fine linen are  the    representatives   pf   orthodox  ghristianity.    They are the elept of  t,l}e Nazarine.   And  we must bow  befqrp  their opinions.    They  have  ���������aj.} t,hat goes to make life agreeable  fpr thpm.    And  in   their   wisdpm  ^ey make rules and regulations by  ffl^ich we must abide.    Their  degrees ajre labelled with thp sanctipn  pf ppunci} or Synqd.  Thus it has J}een in the past and  ppohably will be in the future.    But  is   if.  any   wonder  that   men. are  wearying pf the arbitrary laws which  {he-Almighty is  always accused of  Inspiring.  -���������������������������$--  Most all great men, so I have read,  has been the one's at got  The least  amount 0'   learnin' by a  flickeiin', pitch-pine knot*; ,  An'  many ,a  darin'  boy like  me  grows'up to be a fool,  An' never'mounts to nothing'cause  he's got to go to school.  I'd like  to be a   cowboy,   an'   rope  the Texas steer!  I'd like  to be a sleujh-houn' 5er a  bloody buccaneer!  An' leave  the foe to welter where  their blood had made a pool; ,  But how kin I git famous? 'cause I  got to go to school.  I  don't  see  how my  parents  kin  make the big m stake  O'keeping down a boy like me 'at's  got a name to make!  It ain't no wonder boys is bad an'  balky as a mule;'  Life an't worth livin'  if you've got  to waste your time in school. ,  I'd like to be regarded as "The Terror of the Plains!"  I'd like to hear my. victims shriek  ��������� an' clank their prison chains! '  I'd like to face the enemy with gaze  serene an' cool, ,  An' wipe 'em off the earth; but  pshaw! I got to go to school':'  What good is 'rithmetic an' things,  exceptin jest for girls,  Er them there Fauntelroys 'at wears  their hair in twisted curls?  An'  if  my  name is never seen on  his'try's page, why you'll  Remember 'at it's all because I got  to gP school.  We smile or weep.    A hundred years,  We'll all be dead together.  Re:  I qQl? TO QQ TO SCHQQL.  |*4 like tqhunt the Injurs, 'atroam  t,h������3 hG$ndles,s plqin!  I'd J^e tq  be a pirate   an/   plough  thp raging majn!  A,n' pa_p.t,uresQme b.igisland, in Jord-  iy ?mp !q >u>;  l^u^ I just can-t be nothin,' 'causeI  got [q go to school.  WHAT MATTERS IT.  What matters if,' joy or grief  Should fall into our portion?  If happiness is only brief,  As fleeting is misfortune.  At any rate the self-?ame fate  Stands a't the verge before us,  'Pis but a little while to wait,  His shadow settles o,er us,  'Tis just as well to wear a smile  And all life's tempest, weather.  Untroubled.    In a little while  We'll all be daad together.  What matters it.    A few days more  The chapter may be ended,  Across oblivion's soundless shore  'Our dreams will ajl be blended.  Howe'er we seek to mend our lot,  In spite of our endeavor,  We age, we die_, and are forgot  Forever and forever.  'Tis just as well to be content,  Nor seek to break, the tether  That bind's us. When the years are  spent ���������  We'll all be dead together.  What matters it? For when we go  New men will take our places;  And in a million years or so  Will come new lands and races.  And when, within so arte later time,  The earth dies, dropping sunward  From out the womb of the sublime  New worlds will hasten onward.  A moment in eternity,  Our life is but a feather  Blown from us.    Through the long  to-be  We'll all be dead together.  What matters it.    For at the best  Soon ceases joy or sorrow;  We pass to everlasting rest,  Qr to a brighter morrow.  ���������Tis but the stopping of the breath  And ended is the story;  We journey by the gates of dea^h  To dreamless sleep, or glory.  What's the use of sighs and tears?  The fates await us whether  BLASTING     COAL     BY     HYDRAULIC PROCESS.  On account of many dangrr- attending  ordinary methods of i* lasting in   coal mines,   a safer  process  of  loosening coal  has long  been a  desideratum.    Such a de vice-^a new  hydraulic    apparatus���������has   lately  ceen exhibited before, the Manches-  ter (England) Geological Society by  James Young, the inventor,'and its  merits explained.    The  apparatus  consists of a hydraulic cartridge, 18  inches long, 3 inches in  diameter,  and weighing thirty pounds; also a  small but powerful hand pump, fitted with a pressure gage of  twenty  p .unds weight.    In using it the coal  iii holed   underneath   to the  usual  depth, and   a hole drilled near the  roof to about the same depth as the  holing, in the same way as for blasting,  after  which  the cartridge is  placed in the  hole and  pushed  to  the back;no "stemming" is required.  The  pump-is  coupled to the  cartridge, the suction pipe is placed in  a  smalll bottle of water and work  commences. "Very   soon the gauge  begins to  show the rising  pressure  ���������half  a  ton, a ������ton, a  ton  and a  half two t n, to the square inch.  Du) ing this time a crackling sound  is heard, indicating the shearing off  of the coal at the back. The gradual'way in which the work is done,  without shock or, jar of any kind,  prevents even the least damage to  coal or roof, in striking contract to  the action, of'explosives. The time  occupied is rat���������������d ai twelve minutes  ���������this im hiding the placing of the  cartridge in the hole, connecting  the pump, getting down the coal,  withdrawing the cartridge fi\*m tiie  hole and, going away to the next  place.  It is often, covenient to make an  article of cast iron that needs to be  finished, and which should be very  hard.    Cast  iron can be  hardened  as easily as steel, and to such a degree of -hardness that a  file will not  touch ifc..   Take half a pint  of vitriol, one peck .of common salt, naif  a pound of saltpe;re, two pounds oi  alum, a quarter of a pound of prus-  sate -potash,  and   a  quarter  of  a  pound of  cyadine  potash; dissolve  in ten  gallons  of water.    Be  sure  that all the  articles are  dissolved.  Heat the  iron to a cherry  red and  dip it into the solution.    If tha article needs to be very hard, it must  be heated and dipped a second, and  even a,third time.  Men take opp -site sides on the  money question, but the majority  are on the outside.  WE ARE PREPARED  TO TURN OUT EVERY  THING' IN   THE   LINE  OF JOB PRINTING TO  PLEASE THE EYE AND  SUIT THE TASTE AT  REASONABLE     PRICES  SUNDAY SERVICES  ' TRINITY, CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Wii.lemar  rector.  METHODIST ,CHURCH.-Services  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. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meetb at' the close of evening  service.    Rev. W:  C.   Dodds, pastor.  St. John's Catholic Church���������Rev.  J. 4. Duranii, Pastor. Mass ou Sundays  8:30 or 11 o'clock a. m. Notice of hour  given each Saturday.  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE PRINT  Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill  Heads,    Envelopes, r Business  Cards, Shipping Tags,Postera  Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars  Funeral Notices, etc.,  AT   VERY     LOWEST   PRICES  o  FOB SALE.  FOR SALE. ���������101 acres of land near  Courtenay.    A- p y at this office.  FOR SALE ���������Valuable property . in  Cumberlaud. For lurcher information ap-  ly to News Office."'  FOR SALE.���������A number . of  young.pigs, dirierent sizes. Berk-  shires. Wm. Lewis,  Courtenay.  INSURANCE.  I am agent  for the  following reliable  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company. c  The London and Lancashire.  James Abrams.  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT & SO*.  WANTED���������To form a class for  shorthand.c Latest improved Pitman system. Apply at News  Office.  Cumb������Pland  Hotel   COR, DUNSMUIR AVENUE  ANP SECOND STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland  be  sure  and stay  at  the  Cumberland'  Hotel, First-Class - -Accomodation for transient and permanent'boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in-Connection  with   Hotel,  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day,'  Samuel J-.Pigpcu  Milk, Butter, Eggs, and Farm  Produce supplied daily.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO6  iLivervl  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  g D. KILPATRICK,  o Cumberland o  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  o  o  ���������0  o  o  c  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Espimalt & Nanaimo. Ry.  Steamship City of Nanaimo will aail as  follow---, calling at way ports as freight and  passengers may offer.  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo   '      '      t-  Tuesday 7 a.m.  ''    Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m,  ������Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  .OR Freight  tickets   and Stateroom apply on board,  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  Traffice Manag-eir  COURTS N������A Y  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,  Callum, Proprietor.  A.   H.   Mc,  GEORGE    B.   XEIGHTOKT,  smith and Carriage Maker.  Black  l ������iofli Br c wc ry ���������  Presh'Lager.' Beep  STEAM-Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE  BEST. ...   IN  THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information   leading  to conviction  of  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs   belonging  to  this company������  HENRY RE IF EL,   Manager.  The Money you spend  Is still to your Credit.  When a man buys  SHOREY'S Ready Tailored Clothing  the money lie pays for it is really on deposit as it would be in  a bank. It the clothes do not prove to be satisfactory in  every respect, fit, finish and workmanship he can go back to  the dealer and get his money back. What more can you ask ?  This guarantee is a part of every sale of Shorey*is Clothing.  A card to that effect is found in the pocket of each garment.  You. do not find such cards in the pockets, of ordinary clothes.  Now do you ?  ���������M  J  .a  ��������� '1  a  i  .CM  irff  For Sale by Stevenson & Qq. *f  -mji.hujuv  n   WHAT MAKES SUCCESS.   ,  "We are forever  going  to  begin  rork in  earnest to-morrow," said  tr. Staybolt, "and  we   are  never  Ltisfied with the job we've got, and  \e perform the labor involved in it  h only, a half hearted manner, but  jre   are . going   to    work  in  dead  lirhest when we get a job to suit us.  "The    fact   is   that   to-morrow,  [hen we get to it, will be' to us as  p-day is to us now; we shan't feel  [ny more like work; and that other  ^b, when we come in , actual con-  Let with it and see it close at hand,  _ t  n?t -suit ub any  better  than the  he. we've got now does. .  ''The truth is that we are dawdlers  id shy of work, and trying to get*  long just as ea.sy as he can.     We  ate to pitch in and go at things.  "The time for us to work is  now.  [ot to-morrow; and the job for  us  collar   is   the - one   we've  got.  oiind that up in style, do the work  mpietely, and   thoroughly    and  Wil be astonished   to find  how  oii'll bring it out and what chances  ere are in  it.     And  everybody  at knows adout your (work or  is  any way concerned, or affected  it, as it is done well or ill,  will  delighted to see it  well  done-���������  eryhody likea to see a job, wha:-  I'er, it is, well done���������and pleased  Mr. John Morley's step-daughter  was received into the Sisters of  Charity, a Roman Catholic Order  in Dublin.  The Duchess of York had no fewer than seven day and evening  gowns made by one firm in Dublin  nuring her recent visit.  The Royal Ulster Yacht Club entertained a gathering of press representatives at the opening.of their  new-club house at Bi?,ngor.  The Presbyterian Theological  Faculty of Ireland is to confer the  degee of. D. D. on the Rev. George  Hanson, of Marlebone, church London.  Dr. McCaw, of Londonderry, who  had been chief clerk to the Synod  for 35 years, was absent this year  for the 'first time owing to failing  health.  MORTGAGE SALE:  For Sale  "STEWART    BANJO"  "COLUMBIA   GUI-  One  and one  ' TAR," both new. Anyone  wanting a Banjo or Guitar  would get a bargain in purchasing one of these fine instruments.  Chas. Segrave, Local  Agent, Cumberland.  The  0. H. FECHNEB,  [ith the doer,  and  there's money  it every time.  "It isn't the' job that makes . suc-  [s8,it's the man; and don't you  It get it."  SOUND AS/A MEASURER,  k The very principle of the reflecs-  "   <Tv ������������������   v>-tfr-w'-.-*���������'��������� M     ->**   .   **--���������������������������.- '-   -  m  of souud  is very  ingeniously  nployed  in locating the position  inaccessable obstructions in the  i - '  [ilpes of the pneumatic tube vervico  ii some of the large cities of Europe,  i^hen a pipe is found to be con-  Lricted, a diaphragm, so thin that  will- instantly vibrate under the  [brce of a sound wave, is attached to  he end of a pipe,, and connected  lectrically with a chronogroph in  bcli a manner that when the dia-  lragm it will close the electric cir-  litand registeronthe chronograph.  pistol loaded with blank cartridge  then fired into the tube through  in opening just below where  the  \ *  [iaphragm  is  placeed.    When the  Ijt ie fired the sound wave causes  Raphragni to vibrate and registers  ie exact time on the chronograph.  "he sound  wave will  travel along  lube until it meets the obstruction,  imd   will  then be   reflected  back.  IVhen this reflected sound, or echo,  leturns to the end of  the tube it  *  Liuses  the   diaphragm  to  vibrate  [gain and make another registry' ion  the chronograph which will thus  tarrectly indicate the exact interval  time required for the  sound to  ivel from the end of the tube and  Fbk again.  UNDER and by virtue of the powers contained in a certain.mortgage, dated the,  30th day of May, A. D. 1894 and registered in the Land Registry Office, Victoria, in Charge Book Vol. 13, Foi. 53,  No. 16,322 b, the following property is  offered for sale by .tender, viz:. Lot 90,  Comox District, consisting of .160 acrea  and situate next' James Knight's at  Shelter Point, Oyster River, and  known as the William Tree Ranch.  Sealed Tenders (marked "Tender for  Lot 90") for the purchase of the said  property addressed to the undersigned  and left at his office or posted to him  will be received up to noon of the 29th  of July, 1899  The title deeds may be inspected and  further information received. upon   application to the mortgagee or his aolici-  '   tor.    The l-i.__.hesc or   any tender   not  necessarily accepted.      Samuel  Davi~,  mortgagee. Union Hotel, Union, B. C.  LOUIS T, ECKSTEIN.   ;  Solicitor for Mortgagee.  Dated 15to July, 1899   Tlie New England Hotel.  ���������    M. & L. YOUNG, PropB.  Victoria, Vanconrer Island,  OI H. TARBELL.  DEALER    IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  ���������������! i rriTY  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  Reasonable Prices  Near  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St���������  OUMBERLAND,    B. C.  Espimalt & Nanaimo Ey.  TIMETABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  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Contains over 1000 pages of all  the latest    information.  PRICE   $5 00  To be obtained direct fro-n the Directory  Offices, Victoria, the Agents, or P. O.  \iO\ 4S5, Victoria, 13. C.  POINTED PARAGRAPHS  The  bootblack always begins at  the foot.  Handsome is as handsome  very  seldom does.  The closer money is the harder it  is to get hold of.  The  man who  wrestles with obscurity usualy loses.  The man who is dfssatisfied with  his work is never happy.  Speaking of fireworks, David was  the original giant cracker.  It's rather  odd  when the  stock  broker fails to come out even.  The man who starts out to meet  trouble never has to go half way.  Some men adore their wives because it is either that or starvation.  It is'nt necessary for a woman to  be an artist in order to draw attention.    There are people who actually  believe that their troubles interest  others.  Tbe poor man never troubles  himself about the troubles of the  millionaire.  Too many marriages are for publication onlyand not as a guaranty  of good faith.  Men censure women for painting,  yet they never saw an angel that  was't painted.  Knowledge may be power, but it's  seldom powerful enough to move a  stubborn man.  Both parties should remember  that they are married for worse aa  well as for better.  An agreeable truth may lie at the  bottom of a well, but a disagreeable  one always comes to the surface.  A girl thinks the wisdom of Solomon insignificant when compared  with the smart sayings of her first  beau.  Were some people to talk of only  what they really know, theirsilence  would soon become painfully monotonous.  There are a good many "high  flyers" in this country, but the inventors of flying machines are not  in that category.���������Chicago  News'  By a simple rule the length of  the day and night, any time of the  year, may be ascertained bA simply  doubling the timeof the sun's rising,  which will give the length of tho  night, and double the time of the  setting will give the length of the  day.  - -11  m FIVE HUNDRED CARATS.  By GEOEGE GEIFFITH.,  ICopyright. 1898. by the Author.]  It was several mouths after the brilliant if somewhat mysterious recovery  of tbo ������15,000 parcel from the notorious  but now vanished Sefch Salter that I  had the , pleasure, and I think I may  fairly add the privilege, of making the'  acquaintance of Inspector Lipinzki.  I can say without  hesitation   that iu  the course of  wanderings*   which   have  led   me   over a considerable   portion of  the lands and seas of  the world  I have  never met a more interesting man than  ho was.    I say "was, " poor fellow, for  he is  now  no longer  anything   hut.  a  memory of   bitterness  to   the, I. D. 13.,  hut that must be told in another pine**.  " There is no need of   further explanation of the all too brief intimacy which  followed   our   introduction    than    the  statement of . the fact that tho  greatest  South African detective of his day was  after all a man as well   as a   detective,  and hence not only "justifiably proud of  the many brilliant achievements which  illustrated  his career, but   also   by   no  Ifceans loath that some day the'story of  them  should, with all   due and   proper  precautions and reservations, be told to  a  wider  and   possibly less   prejudiced  audience than the motley and migratory  population of the camp as it was in his  day.  I had not  been   five  minutes in   the'  cozy tastily  furnished sanctum   of  hir  low, broad roofed bungalow iu New De  Beers road  before  I saw it   was a'mu-  "r_^Lt2g^-:-^  spas  A  -\  \  \  *'I took a loiuj draw at my weed."  ���������seum as well aB a study. Specimens of  -all sorts of queer apparatus employed  ��������� by the I. D. B. \s for smuggling diamonds were scattered over the- tables  -and mantelpiece.  There were massive, handsomely  craved brier and meerschaum pipes,  which seemed to hold wonderfully little  tobacco for their size; rough sticks of  firewood -ingeniously hollowed out,  which must have been worth a good  round ��������� sum iu their time; hollow .handles of traveling trunks;" ladies' boot  ; heels Gf the "'fashion affected on a memorable occasion by Mrs. Michael Marat ti, an{l 'novels,* hym*:*hooka, ciiureh  /Eervices and Bibles, with cavities cut  ���������out of the center of their leaves which  liad once held thousands' of pounds'  worth of. illicit stones on their unsuspected passage through the book. post.  Brit none of these interested or indeed  ���������puzzled me so much as did a couple of  ".curiously assorted articles which/lay  ���������under a little, glass cas������. on a corner  bracket. Ono was an ordinary piece of  heavy lead tubing about three inches  long and an inch in diameter, sealed by  fusing at both ends, and having a little  brass tap fused into one end. The other  was a .little ragged piece of dirty red  sheet India rubber, very thin���������in fact,  -almost transparent���������and,roughly speaking, four or five inches square.  I was looking at these things, wondering what on earth conld be the con-  jioction between them and what.-manner of strange story might be connected  with them, when tbo inspector came in  "Good evening. Glad to wee you," he  eaid in his quiet and almost gentle  voice and without a trace of foreign  accent as we shook hands. "Well, what  do you think of my museum? 1 daresay  you've guessed already that if some of  these things could speak they could  keep your readers entertainod for some  little time, eh?"  "Well, there is no reason why their  owner shouldn't speak for them, "'1  said, making the obvious reply, "provided always, of course, that it wouldn't  be giving away too many secrets of  state."  "My dear sir," he said,' with a smile  ���������which. curled   up the* ends of  his little j  black carefully trimmed mustache ever i  so slightly.    "I  should   not have made i  you the  promise  I  did at the club' the _  other night if  I had   not been prepared  to rely absolutely on your discretion���������  and inj* own.  Now, there's whisky and  Koda or brandy.    Which do you prefer?  You . smoke,   Of   course,   and   1   think  you'll find .these   pretty good, and that  chair I can recommend.  I have unraveled many a knotty problem   in. it, I can  tell you.  "And now," he went on when we  wero at last comfortably settled, "may  I ask which of my relics has most  aroused your professional curiosity?"  lt was already on the tip of my  tongue to ask for the story of the gas  pipe and piece of iudia rubber, but the'  inspector forestalled me by saying:  "But perhaps  that is   hardly  a fair  question, as they will all probably seem  pretty strange   to   you.    Now,    for  instance, I saw you looking at- two of my  curios when I  came  in.     You   would  hardly expect them to be associated, and j  very  intimately,   too, with  about  the ,  most daring and skillfull}' planned dia- l  kioud.robbeiy that  ever  took   place on ;  lie fields, or off them, for the matter of ;  ih&i, would you?" . j  ���������'Hardly Lsaid. '-'-���������-���������* yt T tkuik I j  have   learned  enough   of   the  devious  ways of the 1. D. B. to be prepared for  a perfectly   logical explanation  of  the  fact."       ��������� . ,       . '   "'   "  "A.s logical as I think I may fairly  say iomautic, " replied the inspector as  ho set his glass down. "In one sense it  was the most ticklish problem that I've  ever had to tackle. Of'course you've  heard some version or other of the disappearance of the great De Beers diamond?' '  "I should rather think I had, " I said,  ���������with a decided thrill of pleasurable anticipation, for I felt sure that now, if  ever, I was going to get to the bottom  of the great mystery. "Everybody in  camp seems to have a different version  of it, and of course every one seems to  think that if he had only' had the management of the case the mystery would  have been solved long ago."  "It is invariably the case,"csaid the  inspector, with another of his quiet,  pleasant smiles, "that every ono can do  i work better than those whose reputation  depends upon tho doing of it. We are  not altogether fools'at the department,'  and yet I have to confess that I myself  was in ignorance as to just how that  diamond disappeared or where it got to  until within 12 hours ago.  "Now, I am going to tell you the  facts exactly as they are, but under the  condition that you will alter all the  names except, if you choose, my own  and that you will not publish the. story  for at least ] 2 months to come. There  are personal and private reasons for'this,  which you will probably understand  without my statiiig them. . Of course it  will in time leak out into the papers,  although there has,been and will be no  prosecution,,'but anything in the news--  papers will of necessity be garbled and  incorrect, and���������well, 1 may as well  confess that I am sufficiently vain to  wish that my share in -the transaction  shall not be left altogether to the tender  mercies of the imaginative penny-a-  ���������liner."  I acknowledged the compliment with  a bow as graceful as the easiness of the  inspector's chair would allow me ^o  make, but I said nothing, as I wanted  to get to the story.  "I had better begin at the  ning," the inspector went on as he  meditatively snipped the end of a fresh  cigar. "As I suppose you already know,  the largest and mest valuable diamond  ever found ou these fields was a really  magnificent stone, a perfect octahedron,  pure white, without a flaw and weighing close on .500 carats. There's a photograph of it there on ������������������the mantelpiece.  I've got another one by,.tne. I'll give ifc  you before you leave Kimberley.  "Well, this stone was found about  six months ago in one of the drives on  tho  800   foot  level of   the  Kimberley  mine. It was taken- by the overseer  straight to the De Beers' offices and  placed on the secretary's desk���������you  know where ho sits, on the right hand  side as you go into the boardroom  through the green baize doors. There  were several of the directors present afc  the time, and, as you may imagine,  they were pretty well pleased afc the  find, for the stone, without any exaggeration, was worth a prince's ransom.  "Of course I needn't tell you that the  value per carat of a diamond which is  perfect and of a good color increases in  a sort of geometrical progression with  the size. I .dure say that stone was  worth anywhere between ������1,000,000  and ������2,000.000, according to the depth  of the purchaser's purse. It was worthy  to adorn the proudest crown in the  world instead of���������but there, you'll  think me a very poor story teller if 1  anticipate.  "Well, the diamond, after being duly  admired, was taken up stairs to the diamond room by the secretury himself,  accompanied by two- of tho, directors.  Of course you havo been through the  new offices of Do Beer.--, bur. still perhaps 1 had better just run over tho  gr.ound, as the locality is rather important.  FACTS ABOUT COLDS.  THERE    ARE    PLACES    WHERE    THIS  SICKNESS  !S  IMPOSSIBLE.  Some    Curib'ujr .Experience!!     Wliicli  'Tend to Prove Tliat "Cateliinff Cold"  Is  One of tlie  "BleH������iii&������"  That  Go  AVI th Civilization.  'You   know that when   you   get  up  Hfcairs and tarn to the right on the laud  ing from the top of' tho .staircase then-*  is a door with a little grille in it. Yon  knock, a trapdoor is raised, and if you  j are recognized and your business war-  ' rants it you are admitted. -Then you go  along a little passage, out of which a  room opens on the left, aud in front ol  you is another door, leading into the  diamond rooms themselves.  "You   know, tbo, that - in   the ��������� main  room    fronting    Stockdale   street   and  Jones-street,   the   diamond -tables   run  round the two sides under the windows  -���������and-are railed oil <from the rest of   the  room   by a   single   light   wooden   rail  There is a table in   tho   middle   of   th*.*  room, and   on   your' right hand as you  go   in .there  is   a   big   safe   standing  against the wall.     Vou will remember,  too,'that, iu   the   corner exactly lacing  the door stands the  glass  case contain  ing   the   diamond   scales.    I want  you  particularly to recall the fact that these  scales  stand   diagonally across the corner   by   the  window.    Tho- secondary  room, as yon know, opens out on to the  left, but'- that   is   not   of   much   consequence. "  I signified my remembrance cf these  details, and tho inspector went on:  "The . diamond was first put in the  ���������scale and weighed iu the presence of  the secretary and the two directors by  one of the higher officials, a licensed  diamond broker and a most trusted employee of De Beers, whom you may call  Philip Marsden when you come to write  the story. The weight, as I told yon. in  round figures was 500 carats. The stone  was then photographed, partly for purposes of identification and partly as a  reminder of the biggest stone ever found  in Kimberlwy in its rough state.  "The gem was then handed over to  Mr. Marsden's care pending the departure of the diamond post to Vryeburg on  the following Monday���������this was a  Tuesday. The secretary saw it locked  up in tho big sate by Mr. Marsden.  who, as usual, was accompanied by another official,.a younger man than himself, whom you can call Henry Lomas,  i connection of his. and also one of the  *13LOJifc-trusted rne.inhers. of the staff.  (To be continued.}  THE  JOKE  FACTORY.  b.egin-  A .Philaucijiliia  Query..  Where are tlie barons of Itunuyiiiecle.  Bold of spt'Och and dariiif' of deed.  Who {���������'���������vi.- King.John .some* dreadful \vha<->1:3  In the place where tin: ehiclcen (40c tlie nx  And wrung the cnurter from hi.s nibs'. .������������������'  By j:ii)biiiij him in the royal ribs  With art-mneiits that, they happened to st-ito  Wt-ro hanked by weapons up to date?  Where are the barons":   They all arc gone,  Buttheir descendant.s aro livin;.: on  In houses moderate, but complcre,  tn a he  town "where   the  grass grows in tha  street." ' '-.-'���������-'���������  The ease of the barons thonis-clvc-s; 'tis clear,  Is like liiar of '"the miow.-- of yesveryeur,'.'  But the uobie Order of 1 lie Crown  In Philadelphia and t'erniantown,  Sov.ili (u; Market and north of Pit:.?,  Flourishes in a lordly line, ���������  Embracing names liko Smith and .Tones,  And even some Murpbys and Malum*.-;.  Don't ask fool questions or do ir. alono  Over the long distanee telephone,  For on this subject- no jests are meet  In   tin*  town "where the  grass  grows  in .the  street."  w  THE MORNINGS.  Many pale, weak men and women find themselves too nervous to sleep, and instead of  being refreshed and restored they arise in the mornings more tired than when they went  to bed.  Especially in spring.does one need a restorative, such as Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, to  enrich and purify the blood, and strengthen and invigorate the nerves.  i, . .......  Is a restorative of undoubted merit which has won the approval of eminent physicians. It  is not a patent medicine, but the private prescription of Dr. A. W. Chase, and contains in  pill form the elements which create rich, red, blood and new nerve force. A few weeks'  treatment with this great remedy will entirely free >rou of the headaches, backaches, and  depressed feelings of spring, and so restores and revitalizes the nerves as to make sleep  natural and refreshing.  DR. CHASE'S NERVE FOOD 50c a box, at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  _ Many people  may he surprised  to hear  thafc  eveu  in  this world   there fire places  where it is impossible, to catch a cold, simply because  there aro  no, colds to catchs  Then*  are  facts, however, which seem to  prove this,     For example, Nansen and his  men during  the  three  years which   they  spent in the arctic regions never caught a  cold.     Vet they were  exposed to cold, fatigue  and wet  to a  degree which wo  at  home can   hardly realize.     Especially one  remembers how .Nansen   and .his comrado  Johansen during  their wonderful expedition on foot  over  the  polar ice wont oh,  day after day, clad in  clothes which wero  bo saturated with perspiration  that thoy  froze by day into  ono solid  mass of  ice,  and even cut  into  their  Hash; how every  night, when they tucked themselves up in  their  sleeping  bags  the  first   hour .was  spent in chawing;, how they lay shivering,  their- frozen    socles   spread  across   their  chests  until the clothes gradually became  wet and   soft, and eventually comfortable  and warm.   It was, indeed, a damp bed to  sleep   in.     Yet  they never  caught n cold,  and, mark this, for  it  is very^importarifc,  with the  exception of  Nansen's brief attack of lumbago, their health did nob suffer in anyway from   the  exposure.,   The  members of tho  .Jacksoh-Harmsworth expedition,   who  staid   for  three   years in  Franz  .Josef  Lind*, never   onco   suffered  from colds.     Yet they also, with only two  exceptions, suffered  from . severe colds directly they reached civilization.  Very interesting, too, is Sir Martin  Conway's account of his experiences. For  two months, when exploring Spitsbergen,  he and his four comrades were exposed to  considerable privations, were almost constantly wet through and frequently had to  Bleep in their wet clothes, yet their health  never suffered in any way from this. But  at the end of that timo they went down to  Andree's settlement' on the coast, where  some 40 men were living and where, moreover, >there was almost' constant- inter-  cor.rse with the mainland. Within two  days of their arrival Conway and his companions al] developed violent colds. Still  more striking were his experiences to tho  Himalayas.  While among tho mountains he and his  men, notwithstanding ' great exposure,  never caught a cold. They even visited  native villages without' doing , so. , But  onco they came down to a village where  there was a small European,. settlement  having communication' with tho oiitsido  world���������one white man had come up thrco  days previously. There Conway and his  men all. without execptiou took bad colds,  which developed, he ^thinks, in about a  couple of days. The present writer has  heard, too, but has been . unable to verify  tho fact that the men at tho observatory  o������ the top of Ben Nevis, often living in  the midst of cloud and rain and snow,  never suffer from colds, but .that-whenever they descend to inhabited regions  they invariably catch severe ones.  Then there is the classical instance of  the St. Kilda cold. On'that rocky,-lonely  island, lying some -10 miles beyond the  western Hebrides, there are nigh upon  100 inhabitants, who keep a few'sheep and  cows, cultivate some 40 acres and collect  the eggs," feathers and young of the numerous sea fowl. Their coast is so precipitous  and their l seas' are. so stormy that for 8,  months out of the 13 thoy are practically  inaccessible: Formerly they wero visited  only once a year by a ship from tho'mainland. Now,several call there during the  summer,-���������   including   excursion   steamers  How  Japanese  Catarrh  Cure Cures  Nasal   Catarrh.  Japanese   Catarrh   Cure   is   a   penetrating-,  soothing, and healing poiiiadc, which is inserted  up the nostrils by a'small camel's hair pencil. \  The heat of the body melts this pomade and the  patient    breathes    tlie    soothing    medication  through the nostrils,   and  the' nasal channels  open up.    The stutl'cd-up feeling in  the head  leaves, and ihe ��������� person can  breathe naturally  through ihe nose.    The dull pains across the   _  head uease.     Continual  use for a short time '  soothes the mucous membrane until the' sore- '  nets and inflammation are all gone.    Mho bad  odor of the breath pass.es au-ay, and the lost  senses of smell and hearing return.    The -drop-' ''1  ping in the throat is perinaiieutly'ehcckecl, and  the nose does not stop up towards night.    The  discharge 'from the no3t* grows less and less and  linally stops altogether.     It do������3 not drive the  disease into the tin cm or lungs or info the ears,  as so'often is done by washes, douches and the  temporary relief eatiirrh  powders and snuffs  which contain,co".ainc and other fatal alkaloids,  which relieve at -.tho time hut give rise toafalse  security.   Japanese Catarrh Cure.is a thorough  antiseptic, l.<* cleansing and healing in its action,  and soothes the minute applied,    bix boxes are  absolutely guaranteed to cure any case of nasal  catarrh, or money will  he refunde '.     A free  sample will he sent to any. person sull'eriug from  this most dangerous disease.     Kncloso n cent  stamp.    Sold by all druggists.'   50 cents.    Six  I'm* S-i.50, or by mail.   Adores.?, The Griffiths &  Macpherson Co., 1~1 Church Street, Toronto.  41  from Liverpool and Glasgow. The curious  point is that whenever a ship reaches the  island all the inhabitants, including the  very infants at the breast, aro seized with  a cold. This fact has been known for  nearly 200 years and greatly interested  Dr. .Johnson when he and Boswoil were  making their famous tour of the Hebrides  The '-.problem of this St. Ivilda cold,long  puzzled learned men, who seem never to  havo suspected the simple explanation of  the mystery., One solution suggested was  that the steward always brought whisky  with him, and that it was the intemperance and jollity which took place on the  occasion which oauscd.the epidemic. Another explanation was that a ship could  only reach the island from the mainland  when the wind was from tho .northeast.  "The wind, not tho sfrangor-v caused the  cold.''. This cold is still 'characteristic of  tiie island, and is called by tho inhabitants  tho "strangers' cold. " Oh tho arrival of  the first sceamcr every summer all tho island folk fall victims; afterward many of  thein escape. <l'ho attack lasts eight or ten  days, und. is often accompanied by bronchial catarrh. Tho inhabitants allirm that  if the Ship conies from Liverpool or Glasgow the cold they catch is more severe  than if it comes from the Hebrides.  All these instances���������and tlicro aro many  such���������*<o to show that a cold is un infectious disease, prevalent widely, no doubt,  but only 'where- man, perhaps only where  civilized man, exists; also that in somo  favored spots, ns in St. Kilda, tho disease,  when it has been introduced, rapidly bo-  comes extinct. This is' known to be the  case on sailing vessels during a long voyage, and it is ono of tho reasons why such  a voyage is of ken beneficial to patients suffering from consumption, who arc so sadly liable, after any catarrhal attack, to lose  the ground they have been slowly gaining  It would seem, too, that the infection is  generally carried by human agency, and  it is noteworthy that some, at least, of every ship's crew or passengers must tako it  with them when they go abroad, for apparently every ship which reaches. St  Kilda brings the cold. Probably those who  carry it are often quite unconscious that  they have anything wrong with them, the  disease being, as it were, latent.���������Ex  change.  Adepts.  yon   think  American  girls  Henly���������Do  know how to cook'*1  Hanks���������-Well, 1   have  found  that  they  cj..-������ roaat all riaht. ��������� New York World,  In the Lookinir; Cl-iM.  It is really not a father's fault that his  little daughter supposes him to know everything. Children are,born to havo faith.  But one Chicago parent should havo expected trouble-when, says The Tribune.'  his child began: - ' \  "Papa, you took the-scientific eourse in  college, didn't you?" *������  ",Ycs, dear, I spent two- years on science. " ' ,   "'  "When yoti look in a mirror, the left  side of your faco appears to be the right  side, and tho right side "seems to bo, tho  left. The looking glass'reverses it, doesn't  it?" ' '    * ���������'.'���������'-  "Yes." :  '���������Then  why doesn't  ifc reverse  the top.  and bottom of your face-the same-way?'!  '���������Why��������� er���������ah!"  fi  1893.  Stratford, . A th Aug.  Messrs.'C. O. Richards & Co.  Gentlemen,���������My   neighbor's   boy, 4,  years old. fell into   a   tub   of  boiling  water aud got   scalded   fearfully.      A  few days later his legs swelled to three  times their natural size and   broke  out.  in running sores.      His   parentis.* could  gefc nothing to help him   till  I   recommended ,   MINARD'S .     LINIMENT;  whijh; after'using two   bottles,   com-,  pietely cured him, and I know of several other cases around here almost ae remarkable, cured by the same Lin ment,  and I can truly say I never   handled  a  medicine which has   had as,good a sale^  or given such universal satiasfaction.   ,  . ���������       \s    M.'HIBERT.     ;  General Merchant.  /;l  YVnatetl Crandeur,  '   "Men. are so stupid. "  "Why do you say that?" !  1 "We paid $:i00 for our parlor furni- *  ture. and my husband wants me to keep,  the. window    shades    pulled   down  at  Record.      - '  night  "���������Chicago  An Undesirable DisitIncticm.  Mae���������- VVh'y.did yon let. him kiss you if  Ethel���������-! didn t want to  be   the only  girl be   had   never   kissed.���������New York  Journal ^  ���������'������������������USEFUL AT ALL TIMES.���������In winter  or in summer Parmelee's Vegetable Pills  will cope with arid, overcome any irregularities of the digestive, organs which  change of diet, change of residence or  variation of temperature may bring  about, They should be nlwavs kept at  hand, and once their beneficial effects become known, no one will be without  them. There is nothing nauseating in  their structure, and the most delicate can  use them confidently.  Necessary.  husband    must  have"1;  ; /Exile  Doctor���������-Your  complete rest.   " -J-  Wife���������I know it. I talk to him seven  or eight hours every dtiy so as to keep  his mind off business.  Doctor���������On second thought. ZD'a'dam^  1 conclude that the one chance for your  husband i.u to take .him to the hospital  with instructions that uo.one bnt the  trained nurse and myself be admitted.  ������������������Detroit Free Press. .  Refreshing Sleep  COMES WHEN  m's Heart  and Nerve Pills  ARE USED.  ^H  Miss Margaret Brown, 627 Colborn������  St., London, Ont., says :���������"My mother  has been afflicted with nervougness and  general debility for a long time. She  suffered a great deal with insomnia, and  found it almost impossible to sleep.   .  "I went to W. T. Strong's drugstore  and got a box of Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills, which she took, and derived  so. much benefit from them that I bought  another box for her. They have done her  a wonderful Jot of good, making her  nervous system much stronger, giving her  restful sleep, and removing many other  symptoms which previously distressed  her.  "I can truly say that these pills are %  great remedy for any one suffering from  weak nerves, general debility, sleeplessness or heart trouble."  Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills ar������  50c. abox.or 3 for__$1.25, at all druggists.  Vil  I  ?']  i%l  (������ -fo  THE   FLIGHT OF TIME.  {To virgins, to make much of it.]  Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.  Old time is still u-flying,  And this same flower that, smiles today  Tomorrow will be dying.  The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun.  The higher he's a-getting  The sooner will his raee be run  And nearer lie's to setting.  That age is best which is the first.  When youth and blood are warmer.  But, being'spent, the worse and worst  ,Times still succeed the former.  Then be not coy, but use your time,'  ���������And while ye may go marry,  For,' having lost but once your prime.  You may forever tarry. '   ���������  ���������Robert Herriek.  platonic,  but  not  good  enough  for  COURTING BY PROXY.  "Now,   Captain   Dick,  what's'all  this  about your not taking your leave?"  I Tho speaker was a lovely woman of 20.  rather above the average  height and ad-  .mirably molded.  Warm hearted and generous to a. fault.  and, like all healthy minded young worn-  ijn, fond of amusement, which her,fine  physique enabled her thoroughly to enjoy.  no wonder that on her arrival in the_ Himalayas, a'bride of three months, Mary  Diana Martland speedily took possession  of every, male heart in the'hill quarter  and that even the women could find no  fault in her.  In her impulsiveness and desire to endear  herself to all, her husband's friends this  bright young creature had unwittingly  made havoc' of one 'man's heart. Dick  Richards, the sole other occupant of the  _'jroom, Charlie'Martland's closest friend,  was,hopelessly in love with her.       '"   >  , Lawn  tennis  had   been  going on, and  all the guests, except the devoted Captain  , Richards,, had taken _their_departure.   Tho  ilady was lounging back in a canvas, bamboo framed chair, fanning  herself with a  broad brimmed straw-hat and locking, ina  kthe opinion of poor Dick, absolutely adorable. , ',. *  'Oh,  the matter is simple enough!   .1  /jdon't care about leaving at present,' and I"  lycuow Howard would like to  see his peo-  I'ple, so I shall give lip my"turn to him.    I  never felt better in 'my life.    Tho climate  j suits me, and, after all, one owes a duty to  i one's country, and then  there's the extra  pay, you know." ���������>  "And, pray," she said, "how long have  [you held these' ultra patriotic and at the  i sarue time most praiseworthy commercial  views?" * ������������������   -      *'  "For about two months,"   he replied  '_meaningly.  tvAh!" she said.   "Sinccthey areof such  [ recentdate they cannot yet be very deeply  rooted.    Probably they will. disappear as  [-.quickly as they came."  "If by that you mean that I shall change  ' my mind and- go to   England, you are  wrong. ��������� I was never so happy in my life  I as I am now and here."  'Are   you  so. happy?   .Let  me .speak  frankly, Captain Dick. You seem to me  to.be very restless and unsettled. Now,  take my advice���������go over *��������� to England and  seek a wifo out of the many nice girls you  [will* meet there.    We will  welcome  her  [with open arms."  "Your advice is well meant, Mrs. Mart-  land," said Dick  in a gloomy tone, *'butt  I shall never marry."  ' Is the picture of our married life so  'very uninviting, then, as to have turned  you into a misogynist?  Now, Charlie and  II had  been  flattering  ourselves  that we  wero such  patterns  of conjugal  felicity  that you would take the earliest opporfcu-,  .nity to rush off to England and follow our  example."  ���������   " That's just it���������it's your doing."  "Well, of all the paradoxical, unreasonable���������because you sec all tho happiness of  the married state, you have made up your  fmind to keep single. Do you mean to say  that of all the .millions of women in the  world you have hover seen ono that you  would care to marry?"  "I did not say that, Mrs. Martland.  There is one woman in the world I would  but too gladly make my wife, but she is.  as unattainable as though she did not exist. Nothing but the occurrence of an  ���������event which may God forbid would render such a consummation possible.  'I, never meant to say this to you, Mrs.  |JMartland; but, having gone so far, I will  go still further.    You are the only woman  in the world to me!    Until  I  saw you I  never gave  a  girl a,second thought; but,  ' 'haying seen  and  known you, there  is no  place in my heart; for any other woman."  "How dare you, Captain Richards!" she  exclaimed.  "Oh, lam bitterly disappointed in you I    And I have looked upon   you  as  my dearest  friend.     I  will  hear   no  more." v    .  ���������'"Nay,'I must speak. Bear with me for  a moment and. then, if you will, banish  me forever.' Even wero you the wife of  my bitterest foe, instead of my dearest  friend, I should know better than to pursue you with a passion as hopeless as it  would bo base���������you, whom I regard as the  incarnation of purity, honor and wifely  _love and duty."  II shall nofc send you awuy, Captain  Richards," was her gentle reply. "Sit  down and listen to me now."  Ho dropped into a chair, and  she continued: "You said just now that I am the  aiily woman   in  the world  to  you.     Did  [you mean that in all sober earnestness?"  "I never in my life spoke a truer word.'  "But I suppose if you could meet with  la woman like myself  it would not be im-  fpossiblo for you to transfer your homage?'  'You play with me.    It is a cruel jest  [The world does not contain your equal."  "Bufc if it does?"  "I would marry her tomorrow."  "Always provided"���������  "That I could win  her.    But why talk  [thus?    I shall never meet the woman that  [can take your place.    Two queens cannot  foccupy one throne."  ''Dethrone Vashfci then  and set up Es-  (Eier in  her place.    This  is  not  fooling,  Daptain  Dick.    I like  you  too well   for  [that.    Now, listen.    I have a sister so like  line that we two can scarcely be, told apart.  TGo to England and marry her."  "Ah, yes, and be your brother," he said  m a tone of bitterness.    "This  is the old  fcory brought up to date; all very proper  and  me."  "It is nofc for me to attempt to force my  sister on any man. Indeed she does net  need it and would be furious at the very  idea. Forgefc what I have said. We will  talk of something else. Give me your  opinion on my, new photo. Will you bring  me that album lying on the p!���������no?"  Taking from it a cabinet;,' portrait that  lay loose within the "cover, she placed it in  his hands. "What do you think'of it?"  6he inquired, her face lighting up with a  6mile that had a touch of wickedness. ���������  For several  seconds  Dick Richards re  garded   it Tith' rapt attention; then  he  raised his eyes to his conipaaVm, then r������-  verto**1. to the [������)rtr^it.'  "Well." said Mrs. Martland. "does li  do me justice?'' _/  "Wonderful,charming, exquisite!" murmured Dick. "Well, I must say the photographer ie to be complimented���������it is  perfect 1"  "Oh, you silly fellow! Can't you guess?  That's my sister, whoso hand you just  now declined so cavalierly. Fortunately  for her, you are not tho only man (,in tl.������  world."  He threw himself into a chair and with  his handkerchief removed the perspiration  that had gathered on his brow.  "Yon feel better now," laughed Mrs.  Martland'.' '* Upon my word you looked so  savage just now that you quite frightened  me.    So you won't have me for a sister?"  ��������� "Won't 1?  , You see if I don't     But'i9  your sister free?"  "So far as I know. She was when I  left England."       -''     ,,  "There is only one thing about your  sister I regret. I wish her name were  Diana., When I hear Charlie call you Di,  it'seems as .though no other name would  fit you, and your sister is your double."  "liven in this respect also I think you  may be happy. Her name as well as mine  is Diana., I am' Mary Diana, and she ia  Diana Mary���������a whim of our father's. Ho  said the twins should- start fair, so g*.vo  us the samo names, but in different order."  "Reallyl What a sensible man your father must be I 1 shall certainly call her  Di.'   I hate every other name. "  " Aren't you,making the pace'rather too  hot at starting, Captain Dick? Besides,  you must own your wife before you can  name.her." /   -   ,  ,' "1 shall 6tart for England tomorrow.'  "Bufc consider the duty you owe to your  country, Captain Dick."  "Oh; that's tommy-rot!'  "What? And then the extra pay you  Will sacrifice."  "Oh, bother the pay! I don't care a  red cent if I lose it all!-'  ��������� ���������      , ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������     ���������   ���������  make our way to India, when I shall meet  my Di once more. ���������  " ' Writing your name reminds mc that  we discussed what he should call me. I  told him that, my first name being Diana,  he could call me Di, if he liked. He said  that he would rather call me Mary, the  sweetest and best of all women's names;  that he had always thought Diana a bit  of a prude, which I certainly was not.' "  Mrs. Martland put down the letter.  "Dear Mary," she said; "xothing could  have pleased me half so much as this. I  was sure if she and Dick met they would  make a match of it. But,"oh, that perjured villain���������Dick! Thinks', Diana was  a bit of a prude, and that the name is very  suitable to me, does he?"  At that moment the servant entered  with a telegram: Captain Martland tore  it open.   ,   .  "Hello," he said, "it's all over!   Listen  to this from Dick: 'Diana Mary Hilton is  no more.    R: and  D.  M. Richards send  love   to Charlie and   Diana.'"���������Harms  worth's Magazine. ,    _,  A FAMED LIFE ENDED  .BARONESS   DE' HIRSCH,    FRIEND   OF  THE POOR, HAS PASSED AWAY-  Sufferer***.  '.' There was a poor tramp here this afternoon, " said the young wifo. "The poor  man was worrying over his'next meal., he  told me."  "I wonder," said ' the ; husband, *'if  worrying over the next meal is any more  torture than-worrying over the last ono."  ���������Indianapolis Journal.  FROM CAPE TO CAirtu.  Xh������   Grand  Trunk Road ��������� of . Africa��������� Cecil  Kliodes Plant, it Wonderful Transportation   System.  ' Mr. Cecil Rhodes,   known   throughout  -One morning, three months after Captain Richards' departure, Charlie and  Diana Martland were seated at' breakfast when one of their servants entered  with letters just received from England.  "Three'for you, Dil" exclaimed'Charlie, handing them across to his wife.  "And one, I see, from Mary."  '"My darling Di,' " read Mrs. Martiand.  *' 'Such news! You'll lievcrdream what's  coming., I'm going -to be married. ' And  to the dearest fellow in the world. I always thought your Charlie one of tlie  best,"'but he's not a patch on my Dick, for  that's his name.' "  "Well, I'm sure," grunted Charlie.  "Are you going to stand that, Di?"  " 'Yes, Dick Richards,' " resumed Mrs.  Martland, " 'and, I fancy, in Charlie's  regiment.    Isn't fchac strange?' "  "By Jove, ho has kept himself dark/'  interposed the captain.  " 'Well, Captain Richards came down  for the hunting and met father. .Hearing  he had but recently left India, father asked him whether he knew you and Charlie.  He said he had had the pleasure of meeting  you occasionally, and that he believed you  were well.' "  Mrs. Martland paused in her reading.  ���������'What; do, you think of thafc for cool audacity?" she said. "Why, the rascal was  always in our bungalow. Master Dick,  you shall hear of this However, let's sco  what she says next.  " 'Ho made himself so pleasant to father  that dad brought him to tho house. After  this he came here or we met elsewhero every day, several felines with the hounds���������  "he can ride, Di, and he's good enough to  say I can. Do you know, he proposed after  only a week's acquaintanceship. Of course  1 thought this a little precipitate and told  him so, though I had utterly lost my  heart to him. But he boro down all my  arguments with his impetuosity, knocking  my half hearted objections into atoms, and  would not be denied. Of course 1 had to  give.'way. I was really won before he asked me. He seems to divine what I like  and what I dislike; what I can do well,  what moderately, and what nob at all;  brings, me the songs that just suit my  voice and style and in every way anticipates my wishes. Isn't it wonderful?' ".  "Not at all," interposccl Di. "I could  explain it." . ���������  " 'Oh, I am a lucky girll And then he  pays me the most charming compliments;  says thafc to him there is no other girl in  the world,' "  "Just what he said to me, "from Di.  "The scamp, ho did I" from her husband.  " 'That, until he met ine, ho had never  given a single thought to any girl.''  "Said the samo thing to mc," from Di.  "Did he, indeed!" from Charlie.  "'That had he not met mo he,would  have remained single all his life.' "  "Well, of all the double tongued creatures on two legs!" exclaimed Mrs. Mart-  land. "This is really too much. I have  some slight recollection of listening to  words to the same effect. Oh, faithless  wretch I"  "Do you mean to say, madam," asked  Charlie, "that he had, the impudence to  talk to you like that?"  "Well, yes, dear, he had; but it was a  sort of despairing wail, when I urged him  to marry. The fact was, I was drawing  him. Ifc was all for Mary's sake. I wanted lo find out how far she was his style.'  "Well, there's no harm done, at any  rate.    Firo away.    Is there any moro?"  "Yes. Where was I? Oh, 'remained  single all his life I Wasn't it nice of him?  Well, I'd no sooner consented to marry  him than ho wanted it to be at once; said  he must get back to India���������just like you  and Charlie over again. We shall spend  about two months in England, then see a  little of  the continent, whence we shall  the civilized world as a speculator of stupendous ideas, has again indulged in a  sort of day dream. He has' sprung on the  British and South African publics many  startling schemes, some of which, as his  bank account could doubtless show, have  been surprisingly successful.' He now  comes to the front, however, with a project so far surpassing all of his previous  games chat with the possible exception of  the plans of the De Lesseps it may be  ,said to be without a parallel in latter-  day ' engineering. It is no less than to  build a line of railroad from Cape Town  to Cairo.,  As -past; experiments have shown, the  scheme is not.altogether chimerical. Part  of the proposed' system is already in  action-, and styled the Mombasa-Uganda  Railroad.  ��������� It runs through what but a score of  years .ago was for a white man the most  unheaithful countrv in the world, missionary teas and'kindred civilities, being  in vogue. This line now- does a paying  business. .Besides this, in various,parts of  the continent, and stretching in a general direction from north to'south, there  are 2,334 miles of profitable lines in'operation. Considering these facts, Mr.  Rhodes' plea' that even if his road does  not pay for itself for ' the first ten years,  it cannot fail to be amply profitable in  the   end, seems quite plausible.  -Mr. Rhodes has submitted his map. to  the British public, and even now,, coaxes  the British Parliament to aid him in his  project. The Government has already  been instrumental in furthering the extension of the Omdurman line to the  Sobat River, while it is under its own  steady pressure that' the line to Buluwuyo  is being pushed forward so rapidly. .There  is little doubt, that in \fche end royal  countenance will be' extended to the  South African, too. JTis line of extension  A He mark able Wtunaii ��������� Millions Left to  Charity���������Since Her Husband'���������; JDeath  Three Yearn Ago She Han Spent Sl.-  500,000 iu Charitable VTork in New  York  Alone ���������Some of  Her Charities.  Baroness Claire de Hirsch de Gereuth,  widow of Baron Hirsch, the famous  philanthropist, is dead. As the worthy  successor of her husband in benevolent  undertakings she will be mourned by.  millions of .Christians and Hebrew's alike  in many continents. .She leaves several  million pounds sterling, '" chiefly bequeathed to'^charity."  The name of Hirsch will be remembered long among the , names of men who  have been powerful factors in the civilization of tho past century. And it will  be remembered not merely for the fame  given it in the present generation, but  still more for tho trains of influence set  At work' by the bearers of the name, the  .effects of which will be more and more  evident in every successive year 'for a  long timo to come. Jews, especially those  of Russian origin, will rise up from their  new homes in all the four quarters of  the globe to call the family of Hirsch  blessed, but the population of all those  lands in which the exiled- Jews have  settled will have more reason for thanksgiving, because the clear-sighted philanthropist did so much to help adapt those  exiles to the life of their new homes.  It is rarely indeed that a' husband and  wifo can be found who have entered into  the spirit of a great work with such  thorough harmony as did Baron and  Baroness de Hirsch. Through the later  lifetime of the baron, and 'until he died  on April 21; 1896, his wife was his best  helper and adviser. Indeed, ' she was a  thorough partner in his work, for much  of her own personal inheritance of $20,-  000,000 was devoted to charitable uses.-  Baroness de Hirsch was a member of  the family of Bischoffsheim,' with -which '  Baron de Hirsch had been associated in  many business operations. She was a'  daughter of a member of, the great banking firm of Bischoffsheim & Goldschmidt,  which was long a power in European  financial circles. It was in 1883, when  the baron gave up the business of making "money and retired from the active  management of his railroad and other  enterprises, < that he married Miss Bischoffsheim. Her 'own fortune, large  though it was, was only a small factor  as compared with his, and it. was separately invested and used for separate purposes. - _   <  The baroness was a strong, sympathetic  and self-reliant woman. While her benevolence did not afc all points coincide with  those of her husband, in the most important matters the two were as one.  Considering how fully the lives of the  two .were bound' up' in. these various  undertakings for the good of humanity,  it can be truly said that the biographies  of these two people from-1883 to the dates  smaller scale, so that there would be no  delay in having the work begun. The  plan was to give girls th'e benefits of a  home, with the pleasant and elevating  surroundings, afc -the- least possible expense to the inmates. Not a charity, but  a place where poor girls could gefc the  worth of their money and more, too, was  desired. Arrangements" are mads so that  girls out of employment can do housework for their board and., room, and at  the same time gefc good training in  domestic matters. -  Still more interesting-from a sociological point of view is the* work   of actually-  ameliorating the   condition   of  tenement-  life in the New York Ghetto.  The'baron-  ess provided first of all for careful investigation of the  conditions   by  an  expert,.  Dr. Milton Reitzenstein.    Hero, as usual,  direction and control   were   provided for  the poor Hebrews instead   of   degrading,,  direct charity. Through the fund provided by the  baroness  the  way  has been  made easy for small manufacturers,  once  in tenement room in the Ghetto, to secure  sites and buildings in village's and towns  near New York, and easy for   their work  people to secure homes near  by.    Model  tenements and   model workshops are also  in the program of this work.   ���������>  Those benevolences, which have made  up the life work of the baroness, are not  things which bear' their, fruit; in a day.  That is exactly why thoy are of such  inestimable benefit to society. The immediate relief is forgotten,, but the permanent improvement of conditions has effects '  that can never bo forgotten.  In all, a careful   estimate   shows   thafc-  the Baroness de Hirsch spent   $1,500,000  in the   city   of   New   York in charitable "  work   since  her   husband's death, three  ���������years ago.  REV. JOHN MACKENZIE.  The Famous Missionary  Who   Worked ia  the Same South African Field as Dr.  LiviusNtone  and  His Career.  A recent despatch from Kimberley, , in  Griqualand, West South Africa, reports  the death of tho famous missionary, the  Rev.   John   Mackenzie.    Mr. Mackenzie  THE   LATE   ihiVi JOHX-MACKEXZJEl.  , PAN-ATKICAX   RAILROAD.-  is most congenial to British ideas of pro-  press, as the majority lies entirely within  British or Egyptian territory, and could  not fail, when the time of its prosperity  should have come, to -more than amply  repay its projectors.  As shown on the map,   the   bed   must  lie   along   the   Nile   for   many  hundred  miles;    seemingly   an   obstacle   to     an  observer at this distance.    The   rich, and  yet   almost   undeveloped   iron   and  coal  districts in the Zambesi and.British Central-Africa    are   to     form   ono   of   the  sources of revenue, while the theory that  in the next 50 years   Africa   is certain to  double   her   population   is   expected   to  keep the   stock   at   par.    Engineers will  doubtless   watch   the     progress   of   the  scheme with intense interest, as the funds  involved   are   an   appreciable   portion of  the world's wealth.    In spite of even the  most sanguine expectations of Mr. Rhodes  himself, however, it will be some months  yet before the bonds are on   the   market.  But if   the   road   is operated within ten  years, in   view   of' Mr. Sfcaiiley's experiences but two decades   before,   ifc will be  marvellous in the  'extreme.    The   world  goes  rapidly   in   these   times.    America  took 300 years to wake up. Africa, being  a much "warmer" land, may take but 30.  Polygamist Roberts has not yet held a  caucus of wives to determine on a Washington policy, but presumably all of them  will advocate protection against the gentiles.��������� Kansas City Times.  General Grosvenor is to sail for Europe  on the Fourth of July. In case the Ohio  man desires to keep his hand in at tho  predicting business he will find some perplexing problems at Monte Carlo.���������Wash-  incrton Post.  BARONESS DE HIRSCH, PHILANTHROPIST,  of their deaths can be written from their  charities and, from them only. What  great means they had to support them in  their work is well known. The baron's  fortune, when he stopped building new  railways from central Europe to the far  easfc, was considered the only private  fortune in Europe that approached that  of the Rothschilds, and was estimated at  about $200,000,000.  After   the   baron's   death the baroness  retained active connection with the   Jewish Colonization Society and   with many  of the   European   charities,   butv became  better  known   than   ever   in    America  through'the extension of her benevolence  for the special benefit of the Jewish poor  of   New   York.    The   work   took   three  phases. First, there was the development  of the   Baron   de   Hirsch   trade  schools,  which were planned on unique lines, and  have already   done   untold   good in New  York.    Second,   there   was  the. Claire de  Hirsch Home for Working Giri^, an institution which has recently been copied in  other American cities, including Chicago.  Lastly,    thero   was   a   new Baroness   de  Hirsch fund of ������1,000,000 created  for the  removal of   the   unfortunates   from   the  New York Ghetto, and the transplanting  of them in suburbs and agricultural communities,   where   their   hard   labor   and  willing work would accomplish good both  for themselvs and for the industrial community.  The Working Girls' Home had perhaps'  the stamp of the baroness' individuality  most fully impressed upon ifc. The idea  arose from letters Avhich the baroness received in Paris in regard to the sufferings and wretched surroundings of  Jewish working girls in New York City.  After much thought she hit upon the  right plan, to her mind, and at once  made arrangements through her American agent to carry ifc out. She provided  funds for the erection of a fine building  as a home on Sixty-third street, between  Second and Third avenues, immediately  back of the Hirsch Trade Schools, and  added 815,000 a year for running expenses. Before this building was erected  she   provided   a   temporary   home on   a  worked in the sal-he sphere as Dr.   DavicS  Livingstone and Dr. JVioffatt, the   former*  of whom died in ]873",'and-the  latter ten!'  years later. He preceded Mr.. Cecil Rhodes*  as deputy commissioner of Bechuanala-nd,.  and  fought  for .'the ' Bechliana   natives'  against the immigrant Boers.    Tho   Rev.  John Mackenzie was born /it Knockando,  N.B., in 1835. After a course of study, at  the London Missionary Society's Institution at Bedford,- ho was appointed to the  mission which Dr. Livingstone   proposed  to establish among the Makololo,   on tho  hanks   of   the   Zambesi    River.   Having  married   Miss   Ellen   Douglas   of Porto-  bcllo. N.B., ho sailed, for Africa  on June  6, 1S5S.    For   25   years,   varied  by brief  visits to  England in   1867   and  in 1S82,  Mr. Mackenzie labored among the natives  of South Africa,   gaining" a   vast knowledge of the ways and habits of the differ- ���������  enfc   tribes   amongst   Avhich    ho     lived,  especially of fchc Bechuanas,   whose cause  against the freebootinfr and   bloodthirsty  Boers of the Transvaal he so ably   championed when   in   England   in   18S2.    He  urged fche placing of Bcchuanaland under  the protectorate of England,   which   was  done, and Mr. Mackenzie was   appointed  by the British Government deputy   commissioner in Bechuanaland, leaving England in the spring of 1884 to ta'ke up his  new position.  He resigned, however, in August of the  same year, but accompanied his successor,  Sir Charles Warron, in ' the military expedition afterwards carried out with a  view of keeping the Boers from raiding  Bechuanaland. He .-was of the greatest  assistance to Sir Charles Warren throughout the whole of the expedition, which  resulted in the establishment of a stable  government in tho land, to the delight of  the natives, who had always regarded  Mr. Mackenzie as their protector.  THE   ROYAL  BOX.  Tho empress of.Russia, takes a great interest in Irish affairs and intends to begin,  tho study of tho Celtic tongue.  Emperor William of Germany has announced his intention of visiting England  next summer,-to bo once more present at-  Cowes during the August yachting.  Tho Princess of Naples is an enthusiastic-  sportswoman and an excellent shot. Sho  often takes part in shooting parties arranged by King Humbert and recently-  killed several boars at Castelporziano.  Queen Victoria intends to place a white*,  marble bust of Prince Alfred of Coburg  in the corridor at Windsor castle, nnd a  similar memorial will be put up in the  prince consort's mausoleum at Frogmore-.  The German empress commands the famous Pasewak cuirassiers! and she is not  infrequently seen riding afc their head as  colonel and saluting the emperor, then  reining in beside hi in to see them pass.  On these occasions she wears the showy  regimental uniform of white with red  facings, tho scarf of the order of Hohen-  zollcrn and the famous three cornered hat  with large drooping heron's plumes.  vi M?!^*^^*  .^SUl  T2*tt  SK'TST  rrrr.  '..y. 'wr,\*rr  T^r.  .. ��������� -������ .'.���������-aji  THE   -du^IBJiRLAND NEWS.  f i'lK���������i-C4; ;^:- .]...������������������;��������� 3-'-  '���������'"  ISSPEJ? EVER-Y SATURDAY:���������  t',.  The  :....       -a..   ���������  ailB.c.rihera      failing      to   receive  j^qn^J will confer, a favor by  dot*  Job Work .Strictly 0. O. B.  f^pi^ Ads .Cajslx-'.in Advance.  SATURDAY-' JULY 29tli,  .1399.  '"'���������Whyls Mr.Smith prospecting for  a new , 4pnstil$ency '(vide the Be-  ���������*tett -JUly 22) ?��������� What's the matter  -With .JSi������th- :N_anaimo?- -��������� "Coming  feyerit* .cast tbetr shadows etc."  i   \* (*     i :    '" '��������� 0 ;-        ,   "  r t '  ."An Inquirer" is mformed that  we -io1 not know if there is any'truth  irf'the-teftortthatMr. Martin has  fe^iwio'^n Francisco en. route fur  theThilipine* ������'to become Agijinal-  Uo's'attoi-ney-general.���������Colonist.  The Koote'nay" Mail says it is a  jch'fpipion pi the <.<hpipolloi."f Why  ' tte; may! ye ask, is it not printed  ���������in^Greek^Exchange. Why the  #6#bl-e' expletive?"Hoi" uspd to  tie translated 'the' years'ago.'1 ;  hives of  industry, fording good j from   Wellington     and   Nanaim..  wag-ffc to the toiler, good dividends ; will"pome up here in the fall. More  to the: capitalists and  freight and  revenue to the railroads. , Ther.e. is  gloom and poverty in a thousand  homss where a year ago was .comfort, happiness and money."-��������� Nelson Economist.  A striking example  of what the  Martin Gov. has'done for B. C.  1...  Wi\\ the  Review  find put  how  miJAhUnte^Bt'M'r/Ealph' Smith M.  Ft��������� rr>-'       ' .    ��������� * '  fV<p. would jtake'ip the "Cause" if  #ie; .$90-per  month   was cut off  Just ai' mulch ad/fche Eeview  now  '4.o^,:'.ehr''- *  They, are having a lively lime  down in Nanaimo. Mr. R. Smith,  the would-be-cabinet minister is  rushing into print with some essays  that contrast strongly -with Addison's in more respects than one.  The Review explains, this week how  that unappreciated genius succeeded in blowing his own horn in the  day's gone by. "We challenge them  (Dr. McKechnie and Smith) to  show a, single article in their own  praise (in the Review) that was notl  written by themselves. In plain  words, the articles praising themselves were written by themselves  j?  jg LQCAL   BRIEFS.  It is ruinbred that the .Local Gov-  ernment will' provide tlie mail con-  ttacto? with a suitable boat to  jdi-ossa1 portion of'the road'to Na-  tfaimo-   :Why not tjfy a flying ma-  i-hi   . ���������: _   Tb,e iGolonisjt speaks of the 'Won-  "4erfc*i������,bJ!{-������li_^''Vfest5' Coast'. One of  ^���������G-htfers-bf the east coast is how  HSohiox district ii going to: get '4  &fliHrpm Nanimp without a road.  We have heard of trained pigeons  (Cfarrying messages. Pbrhaps mar-  Jlns'W'tll be'broken hi for the pur-  Apse next.  j.'l     ��������� ",    '*  ; ���������  When Harry Honey "swam a  swollen-*mountain torrent twice at  _midn?&ht to savje'.'the lives lpf pas-  riarVgers b#''' t/vyo-'trains1 he did a  rtpble)* ���������deed .than many a man of  ftte ^called 'betters' Would have  do-rite.'1 He is1 truly:a hero who will  risk 'his bwn' -life at cthe call Pf duty  arid to saye the lives of others.  We have received a "copy of the  Nahai'mO ' Herald (late Islander).  1$ te'fteat'and'hewsy. . The s'alutat-  tktory explains that the Herald  .tffti'fre, 'amongst other things, in-  .dep'endiant. ��������� We wonder if its inde-  r)k{jde|ice will be the same brand as  the' Isl&hder used to have in stock.  1   .  .<''-  ^hey'^ye an Early Rising Club  in Victoria.' Members' are pledged  ft) meet' every morning at 5 O'clock  afri'd tp'takp'a. spin before breakfast.  A������;y ������he 'caught yawning or pub-  Ijfng'Jiis-'eyes is fined and the fine  ���������poles'-������o buy cherries. ������������������ Anyone who  psiy'S for: cherries or berries'before  trying hfs perduasivp'powers'-'fca'gt-'t  t>h'erii.  fr<de, is !'fihed.*"    Here'is   an  idba):,'for;' Unipn ;arid   Cumberland  hpy-a   i*The girls don't, need the first  jpkit'of course'* and the second is p,  ch't^fitn.utfpr them.   l ���������*'.���������'  f     J.-; if.   ���������!.';',    -   . - . : :   The letter of P. A. O'Farrell in  0ip |l(ii$siand'jVJ'in:er, defines thesit-  ulttion ili'thb -���������Kpoteniiy' exactly.  He writes1:- -'The  sjlver-load mines  i\\ the' Kootenays are   no   lojiger '  '-             ' '        ' i . . "  in   -       '   ������������������ ���������'.  Mrs. Staples is out camping.  Mr. Mclnnes, M. P. is home from  Ottawa.  Jas. Webster is home from the  Klondike.  Mrs. Mounce and family are at  Gartley Point.  Mr. Rcifel, Union Brewery, Na-  naimo, was up this week.  Mrs. Parkin, pf the valley, was a  o  passenger on  Wednesday's boat.  His Honor Judge Harrison came  up on Wednesday to hold court.  Mr. R. B. Anderson went to Van-  couver on Friday morning's boat,  on a business trip.  Mrs. Simpson and MLs Simpson  who were visiting Mrs. McCallum,  Courtenay,* returned to Victoria,  Friday.  Mr. T. Morgan, Nanaimo, was  up this week,'; Mrs. Morgan and  family" are "'visiting Mr. Lewis,  Courtenay.  Mrs. Simpsoncand Miss Simpson,  of Victoria, and Mrs. McCallum  were visiting Mrs. Piket Wednesday.  Officer Thomson came back Wednesday from escorting the Chinaman, who entered Mr. Carey's  store, to Nanaimo jail.  There will be a meeting at the  Cumberland Hotel on Saturday evening to form a Lacrosse Club. All  interested are cordially invited,  Mr. C. H. Tarbell won the fishing  rod and Messrs. C. J. Moore and  Gus. Hauck, the rifle, raffled at the  Cumberland this week.  Capt. Gardener of the City of  Nanaimo last Sunday observed a  little girl, the daughter of S. W.  Nplton, slip off the C. P. R. wharf  and pulling off his coat plunged in  and rescued it.���������rAdvocate.  J. R. McLeod has the contract  for carrying the mails between Comox and Cumberland, under the  new arrangements. ���������:���������Carter  has the contract irom Parksville to  Cumberland. Service begins August (5th.  Some of the men who went down  to Nanaimo %o work in the mines  theieyhave returned to Union. It  is   reported    that several 'families  pepple is what this place needs.  The saw-mill is shut dojvn.  Mrs.' Chas. Lowe leaves for Van-  couver next boat.  - * *   i t i*i  Prof- and Mrs. Clerc left fpr Vancouver Friday.' r  There wer,e no cases foj: Judge  Harrison to try this week.  Rev. J. A. Durand will lipid services in Cumberland at 11 a. m.  Sunday.  A man fromDenman Island won  the boat that was raffled at the  Cumberland this week.  The Misses McMillan who have  been' visiting at Mrs. Tarbells, returned to Denman Friday.  Mrs. Anderton,- of Coniox will  probably take the hou- e now occu-.  pied b}r Mrs. Lowe.  Rumored that a popular official  in town contemplates committing  matrimony in the.near future.  Rev. Alex. Fraser, formerly of  Comox and latelyof San Pedro Cal.  has re-indudted into the Presbyterian Church in Canada and will a-  gain take charge of a congregation  inB. C. '" '  Mr. J[. P. Davis of Comox has a  beautiful collection of flowers in his  garden. The, carnations are exquisite and anyone desiring to secure fine cut flowers would bo well  to call on him.  Mr, William?, botanist, has one  of the finest gardens on the island.  His hothouse and other flowers are  beautiful'and  hi-*-  vegetables'can't  be beaten.    No doubt he will have.    v  a first class exhihit at the Fall Fair.  Rev. J. P. Hicks, of Victoria was  on the Hill Thursday. He took the  train the same day en route to  England; he will be gone seven or  eight weeks. His purpose is to at  tend the Wesylan Conference which  will meet next month in London,  in connection with the proposal to  erect a chapel for the Sailors Home  at Esquimalt.���������Advocate.  The first mail byroad will arrive here August 5 and leave August 6.  ������������������; H. E. Calnan was yesterday nominated alderman vice R. ' Grant, re  signed. There were no nominations  for mayor.  Thermometer registered 121 yesterday. You had to keep out of  the wind to prevent your hair being scorched���������like over in Arizona.  Gun Qlub Shoot.  The Cumberland Gun Club held;  their regular monthly meeting last  Monday night and closed their  charter membershij-). Anyone wishing to join after this will have to  pay $3 for initiation fee. The club  has now 25 members strong, and  the club grounds have just been  fitted up screens, underground appliances for pulling off traps. Gun  racks and club house ia free from  incumbrance and money hi the  treasury.- For the short time the  club has been shooting, it bicls fair  tp turn out some very goocV shots  before the closing of the season.  The following is   the   sctire   for  Friday evening, July 28th:  0. Hr Fechner  00111QQ0000Q10111100���������8.  T. Horne  011011101101011111110--15.  ���������  Dr. Bailey, J. Roe  lllll'OOlll 11011011 00���������14  J. Bruce  00000000000000100101���������3  W. Hayman  OOIIOJLOOOIGIOOU 0001���������8  C. Ganner   .  ,     11Q1.1010000000000 011���������7  Frank Parks  000001 111 11001101001-^10  G. Lippiatt    ���������  OlllOOplOlOlOlOl111 1���������13  R. Coe  101.011000101 OOll'OOOO���������8  L.'Coe    . ' " "    *.  01010111010100010010���������9  H. Mounce  10110110110001101001���������1J  C. Grant   "  101011111111001.011011-15  J. W. Bailey'  10011111000000000000���������G  W. Hayman, Jr.  ���������  ���������oidooiooooioooodooio���������4  covered with  dense   smoko   wh-  extends hundreds of   miles   ouf  TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  Manilla, July 29.���������An ��������� expedition comprising troops from- San  Pedro, Macti, Paight, Morrong un-  the command of Brigadier General  R. H. Hall yesterday captured Cal-  amba, an important trading town  on the south shore of Aaguna Bay.  There was two hours of hard fighting during which four soldiers were  killed and twelve wounded. The  trenches , commanding the harbor  were under water. The swampiness of the land made fighting  harder.  Victoria, July ,28.���������Hon. Joseph  Martin yesterday accepted the verdict rendered 'at the government  caucas on Wednesday evening and  and has forwarded th the Provincial Secretary his resignation* of the  oince of Attorney General. All his  old-friends went back on him.atthc  Government caucus. He'promises  to be revenged on' the men who accomplished his defcut.  Rennee, July 27.���������The illness of  C.-tpt. Dreyfus was slight and he has  recovered. His friends say his  mental and bodily condition is good.  If you are looking^ for a nice light  black dress material, see our Pongee Moire Antique at 20 cents at  Stevenson & Co; ���������  San Francisco, July .29.���������Three  transports sailed for Manilla early  this morning, they took .4 compaiir ,  ies of the Nineteenth Infantry and  several hundred recruits and 300  horses. -  Remnants of seersuckers and organdies at half price. There are  not many of these left now so come  early and get your choice at Stev  evenson & Co.  San Diego, July 27.���������Andrew  Carnegie has offered to give $50,000  for a public library in this city if a  site be donated and the library  maintained-as a public institution.  Our white satin stripes and* piques  are going quickly. They arc just  the thing for hot weather. We have  them from 10 cts. to 35 ctt. a yard  Stevenson &Co.  Chicago, 111. July '27.-^A Special  from Independence Kas. says "The  Girls Club of several southean Kaiii  sas towns have resolved never to  marry a young man unless he ser--  ved ill the famous Twentieth Kansas now in the Ph;lipines.  Boy's sweater shirts, 5������> cts each  nt Stevenson &; Co,  San   Francisci, 29. Violent vol--  capic eruption   in Hawaii. Isiand  sea.  Ladies' black#nd white belt  M  supporters at Stevenson & Co.   g]  Victoria,   29.      Rumoured E/l  Davis  of   Vancouver   will   sue.'  Martin. -J  Martin and Nichol, of the Ij]  vince, quairelled on street. L'al|-]  referred to'Martin's morels' anc/.j  replied in kind.- Said Nichol m  worst,of it. '. M  You can get white lawns fid  12-i cts to 35 cts. at Stevenson^  Ce."   ' '.'",'. /  For     Your     Next|  Suit of  Clothes. #  GOOD FIT   ('  < AND���������  PRICES     |  right!  CALL AND SEE.  THE  USES     OF     EXHAU|  ''    STEAM.   ' ^7      .JilizeotJ  vai urns way .*������     "  Exhaust steam can be utilized]  it  Condensed and sew  rated from oily matters, it. becom *'  comparatively pure material foi-V  manufacture of  artifical ice.    'j'*?  purest ice is be obtained in our m  markets is made of water condeirjn  fjL  from exhaust steam.    Water so c<jl  densed and eepai ated from oily ro^'J  ter is   also the  best obtainable  '������  boiler feed. The use of surface c(il  densers, not effects an economy-,)]  fuel, but sujjplies pure water yl  steam boilers  in   situations  wh *���������  r _  the water is of such as other not*1  permit its use for generating steajjS  Another  use,for- exhaust * steam))!  ���������'.:.' m\  for   heating    buildings.    On > tMj  use Mr   W. Hatch has  made sl\|  c' '   '.:        HV.  observations, which will be of soi^l  use <o those contemplating such/j)  applicaiione.    He assumes % builv  ing of definite  proportion^ usin^  given amount of steam   power, ait  then considers  the value of the c\;  haust steam for the two purposes;!'  producing-an  increase of power /  toe   use of a   condenser,   and   ...  !r  simultaneous heating of  building  both of which applications may^v?  together during a considerable p^jj  of the year, in climtes wherein t^j  artificial heating of buildings is,-*  quired.    What the author calls ���������  cident heat in buildings���������i. e. hj1!]]  developed  mechanically,, that  rived from the persons of workm*||  and ihat derived gas jets���������is shc-ij  to be an important factor sn w&M  ing factories and   workshops.���������]|j  gineering Magazine.  M  FOUND-���������A pair of steel mouri'l  glasses in *i case. Owner can h-ii  same, by applying at this office c^.jl  A  paying for ad,

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