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Array w  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B. G. TUESDAY,  JUNE  19th    [900.  WE HAVE  STILL  A   FEW  Blouses apd  Wrappers  ���������WHICH MUST BE  SOLD:  #���������������}rocerieNt^  ib  Qgilvies Hungarian Flour in 98  Sacks for $2.50 per sack.  A,1 gallon can/of apples, for 40 cents, as  cheap  as  "fresh fruit and no. wasted  Raspberries; Strawberries, Huckleberries  6 Tins for S1:OG>.  "y To those who wish  to   pay  their accounts   in   30*  days, viz: from pay-day we allow a discount oi 5   per  - ** y       **      \'. ���������*' * -    '       c  cent on groceries.  /,'>..,       ,-    .  SIMON   LEISER;   Oumber4andr  .  * . 1      .    ,,    -      1  Nichoiles & Renouf, Ld.  "61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C. ~-;-  .     HARDWARE, MILL AND /MINING, MACHINERY,  ��������� ��������� .ANH FARMING * AND. DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  '^of.'allykin'DS. .(:-\  ^ : /���������,'_ . .^ yy/./v.-.>'.*:.*. -.  Agents foi'McCovtmck - Harvesting--MWqhincjpy.. ^_ ' -^  Write for'price������ and partic'aiarb'.-"'"-P. 0.'Drawer 563.-   -*_   ������    .;  $  ������J&-4-A*Tr������-' *Ws-.  "*        ������. n\i  CHINA  = MATTINGS -  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  English Linoleums   - ��������� -  -  6. 9 and 12   feet wide from   50c. per square yd up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per square  yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES  OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION.  Weiier Bros.  VICTORIA, B.   C.  T  GRAND  DANUE.  Mr. Mounce's commit'*-eewill give  a social dance in the Cumberland  Hall, Wednesday evening, the 20ih,  to which all are cordially invited.  Free to all.    Refreshments will be  r s-  served.'  ANOTHER B.  O. GRANDSON  Our old. time associate, Alex.  Wain, is-the proud'father of a boy  who was born on the 12th int*t.  We are .glad to announce that  mother and' boy aie flourishing.  ���������: o-     ���������-   Australian Method pf Getting Honey  "From the Hives.  f ���������' ���������  v -Get your Jiives out   in the open,  . where you will have lp*ts of room to  dance around in. * The  strawberry  bed is a good place when the berries  are about fto   ripen,,,because the*  fumes of'the   crushed  berries aie  said to   stupefy. ther;;bees.    Don't  wear a veil.  Ttdiisturbes  the little  dears, and no man who knows bees-  would   wear   one   .anyhow.     It's  .cowardly.    Have a' Chinaman   or  something else of no^account, with  a smoke lube to shoot wherever the  bees are thick:     Aftt;r* stampeding  worn d the bed 24 **; times so  that  you are s.Ure the - berries  are   well  crushed, proceed to open   the hive.  If you get slung,    get   mad,. kick  the hive "apait,-jump/x>n.the combs,  then   mash   the>*Chliiainan   down  good and hurd,amo"i g; tlie buzzei ���������*���������*.,  administer ihiee kic2s to him, and  .go..home and get.   to* beu\     Nurse  up, and then buy-some   honey   up  C ri . 1.-1-  town-."     * -���������   -.   _--**���������.   .  TEASELS  CHAMBER SETS  We Have a few left and must clear them  put at Bargain Prices. Crockery ware, Glassware, Tinware, Agateware, Woodenware.  Hanging Lamps, Hall Lamps, Table Lamps  etc., etc., at  C. J. Moore's,   Cumberland.  *"' FORESTS.RS AT-O^kT^AY.   _  "A. court" of the Independent Order-  of Foresters wa= ins-iJuted a% Coui-  ten iy ,0.. Saturday. 2nd of June by  W. E. Gillespie, Deputy Supreme  Cinef Ranger, of To onto, with a  charter list of 28 in moers. This  court has been named "Roberts"  after the distinguished general now  in South Af ica ai,d starts out with  excellent prospects. The following  officers were ii stalled: Court  Deputy, Chas. E. Scharff; Phys.-  cian, Dr. Millard, Chief Ranger, A.  B. Crawford; D. C. R., G. B. Leigh-  ton; V. C. R., H. C. Luca*; Rec.  Sec, M B. Bali; Fin. Sec, W. S.  McPhee; Treas., W. E. Harmston;  Orator,* H. Urquhart;   Organist, E.  C. Anderton; S. W., F. A. Childs;  T. W., Geo H. T. Carwithen; S. B.,  Fred. G. Sw*n; T. B., A. Kirby;  Trustees, J. W. McKenzie, A. Seater  \ and R. Plews. This order is now  the strongest fraternal society in  British Columbia, having started  18 new courts in this Province since  1st Dec. 1899.   o-   PLAGUE NOTES.  A pamphlet issued by the B. C.  board of health contains much valuable information for the prevention and treatment of the piague,  now coming so close to us. A few  extracts are  published   for   public  information.  The disease known almost from  time.immorial as'*f plague," or "pes-  tis bubonica" or "black death," is  now so near our own shores that it  behoves us all to know somthing of  this terrible scourage.  Ancient history and the Bible tell  of the ravages of plague. Thucy-  dides had the disease and described  it; Livy, who died 221 B. C, reports a great plague in Airica when  over a million persons died. '  In 1656 Naples lost three hun.  dred thousand in five months, and  during the same year London  mourned for 69,596 in an estimated  population of 460.000. out of whom  two thirds are supposed to have fled  to escape contagion.  In the eighteenth century plague  still had a hold on Europe, and  continued to work destruction  wherever it spread. In 1720, Marseilles lost 40,000 out . of a population of 60,000- and in 1771, Moscow 50,000, which was about a  quarter of dts entire population.  There are many such records, but  these will suffice to show the , terrible havoc wrought. *   ,  From close observation under  different conditions it, has been  found that the plague Bacillus loses  its'-virulence by drying, and retains  it in the presence of moisture and  low heat. , Oiganic matter, animal  or vegetable,' in a state of decomposition furnishes the most favorable  . nidus for its growth. In direct sun:  light the Bacillus dies in 1'rom three  to four hours.  There "are many other character-  istics, but.the above will suffice for  our use.  , AppliedJLo our own  conditions what^do  we   find?    Cleau^  dry, well lighted and  aired homea  are our best protection, while ovei-  crowding (which causes  moist, low  heat)>   darkness;  and   filthy   surroundings are a constant, menace.  And where do we find such .conditions?    To a nicety   you   will   get  them in the-Chinese  quarters   in  Victoria and other   places.    I   sincerely trust the disease will not get.  a footing, in our ������ouptry, but   if Jt  does the pret-en"' conuition of China- *  town will hold.it. ; :       ,  ' Sanitary, defence   Is a* 'matter of  so much concern that YE ,* think' no  expense or trouble - should ' be 3011-  . sidered where the'ie'is. any (lander of  -harbouring'this disea-e:, -'^&lrY. ^Y.^  , Tbelplag'ue genii i-������ received' into  .the lymphatic svfctem of- a: healthy  (igriuisiu ly small unobserved   in-'  juries   to     the     epidermis,  slight  t-cra-ch.es, flea-bite-,   and the   like.  In other cases it may " be taken  in  by way of the mucous of the mouth  or throat, the conjunctival tack, or  the nostrils, or   may be taken   into  the   bronchial  tubes     by   way of  the "respiratory passages.  That these various means of infection from man to man constitute  and open door for trinsmissi<n  when an unclean people live in  close,"dark and crowded houses is  apparent. Where light and air are  fnely admitted and cleanline.-s  prevails plague finds no soil for an  epidemic spread.  Direct or indirect transmission of  infection from man to man is net  the only means of the spread of  plague. Many ' circumstances  in the outbreak and' spread of  this disease are explained by the  fact that animals living in the vicinity of men are attacked by fatal  epidemics. Of these animals rats  are the most important, they being iu the, nighest degree susceptible to infection by the abdominal  canal/ As they have the  habit of gnawing their sick  or dead fellowd, plague is easily  spread among them when it has  once broken out.  LOCAL ITEMS.  A   walk to the lake seems quite ,  fashionable   now -a-days.  A   Chinaman   had     his     hand  crushed on 13th at No. 4 slope.  R. Steele was struck by   a flying'  timber at  Grant   & Mounc'p camp  Friday.    We understand   he   is severely but not dangerously bruised.   '  "Mr. W. Goej el, Government iu-  inspector of offices, is up on a business trip'. He has overhauled Mr.'  Wm. Mitchell's books in the Gov- '  ernment office heie wich the best of  results. ,;  The show which performed here  three,clays last week was mighty "  good., A very good show indeed,  only wanted a little fixing. " Like  the Swede's tomatoes,' they wete  well ripened, ou'jy a little off color;  The ladies of Trinity Church in-,  tend holding a "stawberry festival  on the grounds of Mr. J. Roe's residence on Monday, June 25th. *3i,"  the weather is, unfavorable it .will'  be held in Cumberland Hotel.'  <���������'  The News acknowledges with  thanks the receipt; of an invitation'  to' join in the 4th~*of July celebration at Seattle which will occupy  two days, 3rd and 4th. Our >AmerY  ican cousins. will no doubt get*/  things up in their   customerygood,1  ' style, and a welcome   is assured all'  . visitors. .   ,     - ',  .The Courtney' Flute   Band,   as-  sisted   by   members - of "H.r M; S'."  Aiethusa's crew, gave' a   very   en-'*  joyab;e.and   -successful   entertainr.  ment.and dance at Courtney *-HalI<  ���������r    "41  r'/v^l  ".*v' ;l  " *-���������   Va-i^l  ���������:.ryi'r|  .'*^-,!,'"i.'".ljll  '.v-v-***!  '   ^*,-.'l  1^      } wi 1  *" ' -   j?<'%\  'vj: v>p\  1 i.^V.  m  Good fishing down the river now  At least a party of three who were  down there Saturday fell us that  anyone may fish for two coats, a  lot of fishing tackle, a wallet, and  sundry articles too numerous to  mention. It seems that the boat  capsized, and went over the second  falls scattering everything out promiscuously. The three fishermen  managed to get ashore when the  accident occurred and. walked three  miles up river to the lake where  they were ferried across by some  more fortunate piscatorg.  ���������i->J".*-fe|  /contemplate" giving several Renter?  tainments in the.near future.    We  trust  that Cumberland wiirnot b^Y  forgotten.  Rev. Mr. Haslam has left for a  parish in Duluth.- , He will be  greatly missed by his. congregation  here who recognized in him. a*  thoroughly earnest man and' one ,  who-spoke plainly arid told .the  people their duties and their rules  of behavior in the church, which  are apt to be nearly or quite forgotten in new places J ike ours. We  wish Mr. Haslam bon voyage. Mr.  Gray is in charge of the church  temporarily.  We yesterday saw a basket of  lovely roses and one of delicious  strawbeiries grown by Mr. and Mrs  Geo. Roe, of Courtney. The ro*?es ,  were Gloire de Dijons and were  perfect of their kind. Regarding  the fruit, Mr. Roe seems to have  solved the pioblem of growing  strawberries of maximum size, combined with the finest flavor and  sweetness. The soil about Courtney must certainly be unrivalled  for the production of fruit and  flowern to judge by the.-e.  We protest right here!  We are willing to publish good,  reliable fish stories, at so much per  fish, but they must be true. No  one who really caught a big fish  ever lied yet, not even old Ike Walton, and right here in Cumberland  comes L������.-ng William���������the fisherman���������and tells us he one day  hooked a fish weighing 9 lbs.���������the  weight is all right, we believe that  ���������aud that old Bob D. got so excited that he jumped into the water'  up to his waist to get hold of it.  Now, a third member of our respected club meanders into the office  and makes affidavit that it was  William himself who jumped in>  and tbat the aforesaid Bob was not  near the place.  f ,}���������������������������  A WAR-VE^r  5VL.  ������r  ;ARE:S-  WORTH  (Copyricht. I"-"****3, **��������� *���������*��������� Autto*.]  " U'fiy, of conrsp, I-^ cultivates his  art. I-lt- is at work tar-ly and late in  liis* studio. In a cnum-y like this, how-  evar, where there is i o sort of art in-  tfili^rnr-o, ho rarely ftt-Ils a.nything except an occasional il!u-'.'ration, but tha.t  is not his fault. And happily we are  now f-o place*.! that h" can devote himself' to his studies without caring much  -.\hother thoy bring money or not. 'In a  IV������v ynars. wlien we have saved up  eiuHisrh. we intend to go to Munich 'for  a year or so, that he may have the benefit of an art atmosphere and the great  galleries. Otherwise a man of Glut's  genius might lose his grip, as it were,  ar.d begin to deteriorate, for Chicago is  - to a man of his high ideal temperament  about the worst place on earth."  He recogn-ixed with a sad smile some  of Mr. Brun's own phrases in this little haraTig-ue, which was offered in  touching good faith and without the  remotest arriere pensee. of irony. She  believed as enthusiastically as ever in  her handsome humbug, as Mrs. Brluck-  "First. ,*'ou want to know how we art  making our livina."  man had  been wont to style him, an  with   lovely   gullibility   took     all     his  ��������� brazen coinage for gold.   It was simply  heartbreaking to her old adorer, to see  how  her  face  Hg-h'ted   up   the  moment  , she began to talk about, him.    He suspected for awhile that &he was simply  holding on with desperation  to her old  faith   in   him   simply   because,   having  - staked  her all  on  him,  she  could  not  afford to acknowledge-her. mistake. But  even of this comforting delusion he was  presently-to  be'deprived.,  " You must not go away without  seeing him," she said, with .the sweetest  animation. "He'doesn't like to be disturbed, when he composes, but on an  occasion.so extraordinary" I'll take the  risk." i  ���������tTandi--;   the "child   to   a   nurse   who0  had   bee-   waiting  in   the  hall; she  invited  her  visitor   to   mount   the  stairs  to  the" floor above, 'and knocking at a  curtai'ned  door  entered  a  handsomely-  , appointed studio.   An odour of choicest  cigars   was   wafted   toward   him,   and  through a blue cloud which rose from a*  lounge in  the middle  of the floor, they  discovered   the   figure      of   Olaf   Brun  -comfortably outstretched reading a yel-  Jow-covered French novel.    He did not  -stir as they crossed  the threshold,  but  ���������continued   reading   and   smoking   with  ;the  imperturbability  of a  'Turk.  " Here's Mr. Falck come all the way  -.from Norway to see us, Olaf," his wife  cried, waving the smoke aside with an  ���������amused gesture.  Brun turned his head with an air of  vexation, and, placing the book face  ���������downward on a low Turkish smoking-  table, rose indolently, and advanced to  "meet  the  clergyman.  " Glad   to   see    you,   Mr.   Falck,"   he  ���������said, with a lazy smile, as he reached  him  two fingers to shake.    " I was not  "feeling very brisk to-day, and   was tak-  "���������ing a little siesta."  *' Oh, I am sorry, dear," Hulda exclaimed, with the liveliest sympathy.  '" Have you got one of your bad head-  ���������aches again ?" ,  " Yes. 1 was struggling with that  'deuced Prometheus, and I am afraid I  shall have to give him tip as a bad  "job."  " Yes, dear, I would put him aside,  temporarily at least, if I were you���������until  you   feel in  the  right  mood."  Falck   was   so   impressed     with   the  change    his  old  rival    had  undergone  since he  last saw him that for awhile  he  couldYiot think  of a word  to  say.  Brun looked rosy and well-fed, and all  traces  of past'dissipation  had vanished.    He  seemed   to  have  settled  down  with  lazy   resignation   in   his  comfortable  nest,   and   to  be   content  to  shift  1 on his \-.-ife the responsibility of making      his      living.        There      was      a  luxurious    elegance    in    his    dishabille  rnd something of the grand seigneur in  fcis  languid   po lioness.      He   received  Falck "a  9  TiMfca might  have done a  client to whom he owed some slight obligation.    He did not seem in the least  surprised, but the instinct of good manners, which was a second .nature to him,  forbade him  to show  that he v/as annoyed after the firs* moment of unpleasant   interruption.     If   he   had   been   a  Jerome  or   a Meissonier,  he could not  have presented a more artistic appearance.     His   soft,   wavy  hair  had   been  permitted to grow quite long, and   his  drooping   moustache   exhibited   a   bold  ,curl which was nothing if not artistic.  He  wore a  loose  brown  velvet jacket  and  -wide  light  trousers,   and  a negligently knotted bright necktie encircled  an excessively low* collar, displaying an  amount of neck which seemed positively Immodest.   "Whatever his deficiencies  may  have  been  as   a    knight    of the  "brush, iifc was not to be denied that in  point of costume he could scarcely have  "been improved upon.  After having offered his guest a cigar  he sat down and began to talk about  art and the trials of the artist in this  Mammon-worshipping land with a sonorous volubility ��������� which filled his wife  with delight. She glanced every now  and then at Falck with radiant intelligence, as if to challenge his admiration. She was obviously disappointed  at his refusal to be impressed, and it  became clear to him that the kindness  for him which filled her heart suffered  a diminution during, the interview. She  was yet so completely absorbed in her  husband that her attitude toward others  v. as determined solely by their attitude  toward   him.     She   divined    in  Falck's  m.na a remnant of the old antagonism,  and she read In his somewhat stiff -reserve a spirit of criticism which she  would have liked to resent. But, after  all, she could afford to be magnanimous  toward one who had loved her so well  and suffered, so much for her sake.  It was, however, a relief to both Hulda and her husband when Falck rose to  take his leave. They asked him to stay  to dinner, but were not sorry when he  declined. They bade him farewell with  an amount of cordiality which seemed  to imply that it was his going rather  than his coming which delighted them.  It would have been superhuman if he  could have conquered the feeling of bitterness which filled him at the thought  of leaving them together���������the woman  he loved and the man he hated and detested���������in their fool's paradise. He  fancied their deliciotis privacy, emphasized, as it were, by their departure,  and his- own loneliness seemed doubly  bleak and chilly since he had this  glimpse of a bright and warm domesticity. Hi's soul seemed pomehow to  have caught cold, and at the prospect  of the long and dreary years that  stretched out before him little icy shudders crept up his spine.   '  He thought as he walked, down the  silent street of his first sermon on the  tares among the wheat, the moral of  which Hulda challenged.  "Brun sowed tares," he sighed, ."and  he reaped beautiful golden wheat. I  sowed good wheat, but my harvest Is  tares."  THE END.  Barristers' Fees.  Barristers' fees in England are a  variable quantity. As viewed in a solicitor's bill of costs they look some-  v.-i*.at mysterious. A barrister's guinea'  ($5.25) is always-������1 8s. 6d.���������($5.87); 2  guineas ($10.50) are invariably ������2 7d.  (���������$11.75), and soon.c This is explained  by the fact that he charges a supplementary fee for his clerk at the rate of  2s.' 6d. (62 cents) for every guinea he  earns. No fee is less than a guinea. An  unwritten law, dating from the time  when the guinea. was a coin of the  realm, decrees that barristers must not  accept silver. One transgression of this  rule is recorded. A somewhat impecunious member of the profession accepted  a few shillings as payment from a poor  client. He was promptly called before  the benchers of the inn to explain. His  plea was that if he did not take gold he  at least took all the man had got,  whereupon he was at once honorably  acquitted. It was impossible to cavil at  such a worthy upholding of all the traditions of ��������� the profession. Like physicians, barristers cannot recover ��������� their  dues at law. The fee is supposed to be  an "honorarium" which was not expected. There is a, quaint survival of  the,alleged sensitiveness of barristers  about fees. In their gowns may still be  noticed, a sort ,of long, narrow pocket  arrangement, hanging down at, * the  back of the left shoulder. "Its occupation is gone now,*- but in the old time it  was the recognized receptacle for the  guineas which were .supposed to' be  dropped in surreptitiously by the client.  Very different is the brazen effrontery  of these days, when eminent pleaders  will calmly demand their 50 guineas  "retainer'.' to induce them even to-look  at the proffered brief.���������New York Mail  and Express.  Fit and "Faught.  'One would have thought this an  Americanism, but I find it in Garrick's  "Miss In Her Teens," where Tag says  to Flash: "Oh, pray let me see you  fight! There were two gentlemen fit(  yesterday," etc. (act 2).���������Notes arid  Onerics.  THE  PROFESSOR   IN   LUCK.   ���������  Some    Deserved    Praise    For    a    Be-  no-vvned Orj5n.11 Artist.  Professor Edward Jordan, the champion organ pumper of America, desires  the good people of Lawrence, says the  Lawrence (Mass.) Telegram, to know  that he has been engaged to render  professional services at the Unitarian  church .in Lowell next Sunday aud  .Monday. The professor will go to  Lowell Sunday to practice pumping  and get used to tbe organ pump of the  church, and on Monday night at the  concert he will manipulate the long  wooden handle with his usual dexterity.'.   ���������'��������� . *   '   . .   ... '  Residents of Lawrence need no introduction to this renowned personage,  who has already won an engraved  medal for being the most proficient  aud skillful organ pumper in America,  and we dare say there is not another In  (he universe who is such an adept as is  the professor in this particular branch  of science.  He stands alone as the central figure  in the field of science, bearing in his  hand a banner upon which is emblazoned "Excelsior," shining in all its radiance, and he is a noble example of  tho success and* fame that any industrious young man may earn by application and a strict adherence, with untiring industry, to studies and labors  undertaken.  In particular Professor Jordan wishes his friends to know that on his two  trips to the Spindle City his fare will  be paid both ways, and we rejoice  with him.  ���������          A Thonght Compeller.  "I've something impawtant to���������ah���������  say to you," began young Cholly Sap-  wit who had determined at length to  propose; "something which���������ah���������may  suhpwise you. I think���������ah���������Miss Pep-  pwey"���������  "Well, well," exclaimed Miss Pep-  prey, "that certainly does surprise me."  For once Cholly thought also, and on  second thought he decided not to propose���������Philadelphia Press.  TEMPTING KECIPES.  TIMELY FOR THOSE WHO KEEP LENT  AND THOSE  WHO  DO  NOT.  Fish Consomme ��������� Stuffedr Fillets of  Flounder With Tomato Sauce���������Ess  Timbales-Maple Sugar Tea Biscuit  and Orange Pic.  Fish Consomme.���������Cover five pounds  of trimmings' (the heads and portion's  containing but little flesh,1 "etc.) with  cold water; add one tablespoonful of  salt, half a teaspoonful of black pepper, six onions, sliced, and three tea-  STUFFED FILLETS OF FLOUNDER.  spoonfuls of "savory herbs; bring to the  boiling point, then let simmer slowly  two hours'; strain and-cool. If desired,  clear with whites^and shells of eggs.  When reheated and ready to serve, add  the juice of half a lemon and salt and  pepper as needed.  Stuffed Fillets of Flounder.���������Take'  fillets 'from a flounder weighing 2y2  pounds; season with salt and pepper  and a few drops of onion juice, if desired. Spread on one half of each fillet  a tablespoonful of mashed potato  (about one cup should, be prepared)  mixed with the beaten yolk of an ejg  and seasoned with'one tablespooaful  of butter, one-fourth a teaspoonful of  salt and. a dash of pepper. Fold, the  other half.of each fillet over the potato,  cover with crumbs, dip In, the white of  the egg beaten with two tablespoon-  fuls of. water and again cover with  crumbs and fry in deep fat. Drain on  soft paper; then insert a short piece of  macaroni in the pointed end-'of .'each  fillet and coyer, this with a paper frill.  Garnish with, lemon and parsley and  serve with onion puree or tomato sauce.  For the; latter simmer-half a can, of  tomatoes with a slice of onion, a-sprig  of parsley, three cloves and three peppercorns,, a bit of bay leaf and half.a  teaspoonful* of salt 15 minutes. Pass,  through a sieve and add to one-fourth  a cup each of buttr^ and flour cooked  together: tbten let boil ten minutes.  For, the onion, puree, to one, cup and  a- half.-of-"onions boiled > and passed*  through a sieve add one-third a cup  of cream, the yolks of two egg's (these  may be omitted) ancl salt and paprika  to taste. Beat together thoroughly  and reheat without boiling before  serving.  Egg Timbales.���������Beat six eggs until a  spoonful can be taken up; add a scant  teaspoonful of salt, one-fourth a teaspoonful of pepper, 20 drops of onion  juice and one, cup and a half of rich  milk and strain into buttered timbale  molds. Bake standing in a pan of hot  water about 20 minutes or until the  mixture is firm to the touch, turn from  the molds on to a hot platter, pour  about them bread sauce and sprinkle  both timbales and sauce with half a  cup of Que crumbs browned in butter.  Bread Sauce.���������Cook a slice of onion with a clove or two and half a cup  of fine bread crumbs from the center  of the loaf in a pint of milk an hour  over hot water. Remove the onion and  cloves, add two tablespoonfuls of butter and a scant half teaspoonful of  salt.  Maple Sugar. Tea Biscuit.���������Sift together one quart of sifted flour, one  teaspoonful of salt and' three level tablespoonfuls of baking powder. Work  into these ingredients' two tablespoonfuls of butter and then mix to a dough  with milk or milk and water. Gut the  dough until light and spongy, then pat  out into a rectangular sheet with the  rolling pin, spread with maple sugar  and roll up like a jelly roll. Cut from  the end in rounds. Bake in a buttered  pan and serve hot with butter.  Orange Pit-.���������Cream one-fourth a cup  of butter; add .three-fourths a cup of  sugar, the juice of an orange and half  EGG TIMBALES.  the grated rind, together with the  juice of half a lemon. Beat until light,  then add the beaten yolks of three eggs  and the white of one beaten until light.  Bake with one crust. When partly  cold, cover with a meringue made of  the stiffly beaten white of eggs and  sugar.  The late Dr. Campbell Black of Glasgow, eminent as a physician and clinical lecturer, was fond of saying that  "medicine is no more an exact science  than millinery."  A "Little Bit'Too  Sensitive.  ,* This cold, hard world has few souls  as sensitive as a young man who killed  himself in Paris the other day. His  home was in Lyons, and his father  had given to him 30,t)00 francs, or $C-  000, to establish a branch office of then-  business in Paris. After he had been  in Paris for several days his letters  home ceased, and he disappeared from  the little circle of friends that he had  made. He had seemed a quiet, steady  fellow, and he had chosen his new associates with discretion. When they  missed him, they wrote to his father,  supposing that he knew where his son  was. The father, however, was ignorant* of the young man's .whereabouts,  and the police were summoned and a  search made of his apartments. On'  the bed in his room was found his dead  body, with a note by his side, which  said: Y ' '*  "I have lost 23,000 francs of the sum  that ray father intrusted to me, and as  I would not have 'it believed that 1  have squandered the money I am killing myself." This furnished a clew,  but nothing more could be learned for  several days. Finally, when searching  the rooms for the young man's property, his pockotbook, with the 23,000  francs, was found in a corner of tho  bureau drawer, where he had put it  and then forgotten.  Did She Get the Hat?  It was a mean trick, of course, and  some day she will doubtless get. even  with him. "   .,      ,  She saw him  take a piece of paper  from  his pocket, carefully fold  it up.  put it in an envelope and then  place  the envelope in oue"of the far corners  'of the drawer of the librany table.  "What's that?" she asked.  "Oh, nothing of auy consequence,"  he replied. s ,     ���������        ''  , Now, if be hadsimply thrown it carelessly into the drawer she would haw  thought nothing of it. but the.care he  took to put it clear oyer in the far corner and the fact that he seemed ill at  ease after he found that his action had  been, observed aroused. her curiosity.  She wondered what it was. and she  reasoned with herself that he had said  it was "nothing of importance," so he  would have nobody but himself to  blame if she took a look at' It. She was  justified in inferring from his, words  that there was., no reason why she  ��������� should not. And this is what she read  scribbled on a piece of paper:  "���������I'll,bet 3rou a.new hat your curiosity  will not permit you to let';*!..'^ alone."  <-It was. a terrible' .nit/i-^ment in  which to place a wonian. VW)nT.coiil(l  she claim the new hat', wiiYout giving  herself away?- '���������"*  Oriental   physicians   have   practiced  vacei.������!i-tiou for more than 1.000 roars.  * Seasickness. ,  A stewardess, .after 15 years' service  on one of the transatlantic liners���������and  an opinion on the subject "from a .person in her position is undoubtedly to  be respected���������has this to say about  seasickness: "Almost everybody is a  little sick, but a great many more persons could be less sick than they are  if they would only be careful for a'  day or two before they sail. Lots of  folks going off to Europe eat big dinners, and luncheons for two or three  days before they start, and as soon as  they get the motion of the waves they  have really a bilious attack. Sometimes when the crossing is very rough  and I have been a little careless in my  diet I feel the motion myself, but never when I' take proper care. At the  slightest dizziness or nausea I stop  eating anything at all for eight or ten  hours, and above all I never touch tea  at that time. It is the overeating  usually before they come on board  that makes all the trouble."���������New  York Post.   An Overcautious  Wife.  An incident occurred at the redemption bureau of the treasury which  ought to be a warning to wives. A  woman in New. England placed $48 in  bank bills in the oven -of the kitchen  stove in-order to hide it from her husband. She forgot to take it out. and in  the morning he kindled a hot fire and  reduced the money to a crisp before  his wife renlembered where it was.  She picked up the ashes, enough to  half fill a wineglass, put them in a little box and sent them down to Washington to be redeemed. The experts.  by the use of magnifying glasses, identified the bills to the amount of $30  and sent her that money, but it cost  her ?12 to fool her husband, and she  will probably not try it again.���������Chicago  Record. ,           The Road  to Convalescence.  A woman will be in bed all morning  and go to a whist party in the after-,  noon. She will be genuinely sick all  day ancl go like a martyr to a card party at night. The plea that'her absence  might inconvenience her hostess is considered sufficient excuse. A man with  an ache goes to bed and roars. It  would be interesting to learn which is  the shorter route to recovery.���������Atchison Globe.  After Doctors Failed.  BOW PERLEY MISNER, OF   WEL-  LANDPORT, REGAINED HEALTH.  He Suffered From Hip-Joint Diseasn and  Abscesses ��������� His  Friends beared He  Would Be a Permaneut Invalid.  From the Journal, St. CatherinesrOnt. *  A rep&rter cf the St. Catharines  Journal visiting Wellandport ��������� not long  ago, heard of one" of those remarkable  cures that have made Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills famous as life savers the  world over. The case is that of Perley  Misner, son of Mr. Mathias Misner,  who had suffered from hip joint disease  and abscesses, and who had been .under  the care of four dootcrs without beneficial results. Mr. Misner gave the  particulars of the case as follows: "In  the spring of 1892 my son, Perley,  w-ho was then iu his thirteenth year,  began to complain of an aobing in his  hips, and later my attention was directed to a peculiar shamble in his  gait. As the trouble gradually grew  upon him I took him to a physician in  Dunville, who examined him and said*  the trouble.arose from a weakness of the  nerves of the hip. ,This.dector;treated ,  Perley for weeks, during which time a  large abscess formed on his leg, and be  was obliged to get about oh crutches.  As he continued to decline, I resolved  to try another doctor, who diagnosed  the case as hip joint disease. He treated Perley for" six months. * The lad  ���������lightly improved at first, but later  -was taken, worse again. ���������- He would  startle in his sleep and was continually in distress as he could neither, sit nor  recline with ease, and was weak, faint  and confused!,. During this time the  abscess had broken and was discharging in three places, .but would not  heal. A third doctor advised a surgical operation, which he objected ' to,  and a fourth medical. man then took  the case in hand.-', This doctor confined  Perley to the bed, and besides giving  medicine, he ordered a mechanical appliance to which was attached a 15-  pound weight, to be placed in , a position by a.pulley system so as to constantly draw downwards on the limb.  This, treatment ���������, was continued .six  weeks, causing much pain, but nothing  in the' * way of benefit was noticed.  The abscess was dressed twice;'and o  thrice a day for months, and frequent-,  ly, despite the aid of crutshes, it was  necessary for ine to carry him in, my  arms from the house to the vehicle  when taking mm out. . In,October of  1893, I decided, other treatments having failed, to try Dr. '"'Williams' Pink _  Pills." 1 'told the doctor of this decision, and he said that Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills would quite likely be of  much benefit. After using four boxes  I could see some improvement.. After  this Perley continued the use of the  pills for several months with constant  improvement and new vigor, and after  taking about 18 boxes the abscess was  nicely'healed, the crutches were dispensed with, and he was ablo to work  and could walk for miles. I attribute  the good health which my son enjoys  today to the use of Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills.. This medicine achieved such a  marvellous success in my son's case as  to set the whole community talking  about it. I consider no pen expressive  enough to do Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  justice, as I believe my son would still  be a hopeless invalid but for this medicine. ''  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of the disease. They  renew and build up the blood, and  strengthen the nerves, thus driving  disease from the system. If your dealer* does not keep tbem, they will be sent  postpaid at 50 cents a box, or six boxes  for |2.50, by addressing .the Dr. Williams'-Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  An  Insult.  "Which is the head barber?" inquired  the customer.  .,< "We're all head harbors." ropliwl the  artist. "What did you suppose w  were���������corn doctors?"������������������Youkers Statesman.    '���������.*���������'.'  O. O. RICHARDS & CO,  Dear Sirs,���������For some years I have  had only partial use of my arm. caused  by a sudden strain. I have used every  remedy without effect, unlil I got a  sample bottle of MENARD'S LINIMENT. The benefit I received from it  caused me to continue its .use, and now  I am happy to say my arm is completely restored.  Glamis, Ont.        R.W.HARRISON.  How Slie MiRlit Have Done It.  "I never knew such a bore," she said  when speaking of the caller of the previous evening. "He never knows when  to go. I tried every way I could think  of to get rid of him last night, but be  staid until nearly 12 just the same."  "Why didn't you offer to sing fos  him?" asked her dearest friend.���������Chicago Post. '  A   Wonder.  "Well, sir," said the man who had  just come from the concert, "I have  heard the most wonderful violinist in  the world this evening." >  "Who is he?"  "I've forgotten his name, bat he  didn't spend much more than half the  time he was on the stage in tuning  his instrument."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  Both.  May���������Is Mr. Tarrier an Englishman?  Fay���������Yes. and also a bore.���������Philadelphia Bulletin.  ' Hotel Balmoral, sts^trss^.  ii  :i  ��������� '��������� 4  I  *'fii  Y,'J  *'���������������  i  J  f  $  \\  r  m  a  '>;1 r  THE ETERNITV OF ART.  Secure the oor.ey ceil, t  TW spider's web is strong;  A sing���������there's none ran tell���������       <  It may live long and long.  For laggard hours or fleet  May bring ������,o harm to art;  Once sweet, forever sweet,'  Life holds it to her heart.  .   ���������John Vance Cheney in Atlantic.  jjCUPID INA/BOX.  A Wooing Under Difficulties.  [)  W\ *  fr  K  Y  There are sentries enough about  this  .place!   There is the colonel's (what a fool  ,   I was to take quarters in the colonel's  house!) and the one who has been detail-  "*,   ed to watch me during my temporary confinement.    What an outrage to place an  officer  under  arrest   for   such   a  slight  breach of discipline as that of which I  was guilty! ' ,    '  What " a - brutal    air   these  -sentries  have!    It is true that I myself have not  a very spiritual  air.    How ^stupid  it is  here!   I shall certainly dislocate my jaw  with'yawning.   Ah, if the "Vicomtesse de  Buala should see me thus!' By jthe way,  it seems to me that my friend Adjutant  .Major  Gelabert  smiled  wickedly,,as   he  took my saber after,my arrest.    It seems  *  to me'"that'he has been  very assiduous  in  his  attentions  to   the   vicomtesse  of  ,  -'    late���������*  "What is it Schnickmatz?"  ;'   \    "A letter for* you, lieutenant'"  '    ���������      "Ach!   Give it to. me.    It is from the  vicomtesse.* /   -  "Dear Monsieur���������I wish you_ would be so kind  as to accompany me "to  tlie opera this evening.  As a reward for this1'favor perhaps I will consent  , >       to 'abridge' the period 'of what you have so gal-  ... ,.lantly called your sentry duty."    <,  <��������� -<  ���������  Ah/what happiness!.  By Jove!    I'did  *welj to speak of sentry duty.    It is six,  months-'since I asked for" her hand, and  today   she������ capitulates, 'wit a   arms ,and  baggage. - Gelabert is done for!   "Schnick-  \   matz!"      -.   ',     ... '    ������Y '  ."Yes, lieutenant."  "Get ont nay-dress suit."      ������������������ "    '  "Yes, lieutenant.    Are you going out?"<  "You don't think I, want my dress' suit  .'   for you, do.you?"      '   ��������� 1  "No, lieutenant.   But' the sentry ?"  "     ' "Ah!   I forgot the sentry.    Weil, I will  - %o through the stables."  .���������;��������� , "But,the" colonel is there looking after  '--'��������� the grooming of his horses.'" ���������   ���������  "Confound   him!_   He ought  to  be  a  hostler.    Well,  he can't .stay there forever. ��������� Schnickmatz, tell me the moment  . his hack( is turned."   Ifwill not do to disappoint   Louise. '   Rather  court   martial  ,   and   execution!     Ah, .. dear   Louise! '"* A  \. widow, 26J    Such beautiful hair!    Such  .-     hands! . Such adorable feet! ��������� The most  charming womanvin  all' "Claris! .* But   1  "must dress at>onee.    It is'a quarter past  --���������--4;*and"I4must''take the 5 olclock express.  Ah,.Louise! ���������My darling!   My life! -Bing!  -There goes a button!* Schnickmatz!-V':.,  "Yes, lieutenant."  . "Has the colonel gone yet?"  "No, lieutenant." ���������  "Then ,1 must plan some other means  of escape. - Shall I descend, by tbe window? , "No, I should be seen. Ah, I have  an idea! Schnickmatz, get down the box  in which my horse trappings came."  * "Yes, .lieutenant, and I shall get th*  saddles?"  "No, simpleton. Now' listen. I am  going to conceal "myself in that box.  Then I want you to have it taken to the  station, and I want you to stay, beside it  all -"the time. If the colonel questions  you, tell him that you are going to send  my' horse trappings 'to Paris- to "have'  them repaired."  "Yes, lieutenant."  "Well, now I am ready. The devil!  I shouldn't want to travel far in these  close quarters. Now close the cover, and  be careful not to let me fall."  "Have no fear, lieutenant. I will carry you safely down stairs,, and I will ������Ir  od the box while it is being carted to the  station."  Ah, what a Goliath Schnickmatz is!  He shoulders me as though I were &  child. Now we are going down stairs.  "Schnickmatz. you idiot, hold me the oth?-  er way! All the blood is running into my  head!" Ah. thank heavens! At last I am  on the cart. Now we are off! Thunder!  I never knew before that this road was  so rough! I shall be jolted to pieces before we reach the station! Ah. at last!  We are there at last! "Schnickmatz. open  the box! Quick, or I shall be smothered!"  "Wait a moment, lieutenant: the colonel is at the station."  "What! The colonel here? Is he going to Paris?" *  "Yes: he is buying his ticket. Keep  your head down. lieutenant, or he will  see you." ^  "The devil! I dare not meet the colonel. Schnickmatz,, have me sent as - baggage."  "As baggage, lieutenant?"  ."Yes:-.have me sent to Paris as bag-  page. *���������, Pay the charges. I shall outwit  the colonel yet." ������  I   can   hear Schnickmatz talking  with  the baggage master.     It is all arranged.  But I hope they will not  forget  me and  leave me  here at  the station.     No:  the  porters   are   carrying   me   to   the   train.  Be   careful,   jrou   brutes!     They   handle  me as though I were a sack of potatoes!  ought to have had "Handle With* Care"  marked on the box.    What a strong smell  *f leather!    The vicomtesse will think I  ' fiave come direct from the stables.    Oh,  I   am   suffocating!     I   must   widen   this  chink In the box.    Whew, what an odor!  Is it possible that I am under a box of  cheese?   And what's that beside me?   A  . coop    of   ducks!    What   delightful   surroundings!  Curse the colonel!   I will send  in my resignation as soon as I return to  Meaux.    Well,  I  must be patient.    Let  me think of her.   She must be very good  and loving to me to make me forget this  torture.    Ah, I shall dine  with  her this  evening!    I shall sit opposite her in her  little   dining room.     What   a   delightful  tete-a-tete!    And then for the opera!    I  shall envelop her in  furs!    I shall help  be** out on.her gloves, .demanding a kiss  for each button! There are a dozen!  And then two more hours together! Two  heavenly hours of music and love! '  Quack! Quack! Quack! -Oh. those  damnable ducks! And to.think that people are going to eat these unclean things!  If the vicomtesse has duck for dinner. 1  shall have no appetite.  But swe certainly ought to be in Paris  by this time. It seems to me I have  been three hours on the ,road, or, rather,  three centuries. Oh. - what a cramp! I  can endure this no longer. Well, here  goes,v- whatever comes of it. What a  crash! The box of cheese has tumbled  into th$, coop of ducks. I am free! I  'am,free! But what'a renttbere is in my;  mat! Ah, her* nnm*>s a porter. "N���������.  dvut be angry, my friend. I will explabj  'all. I am not a robber. There is my  card, and here is money for the damage  C have caused., I will tell yo'i the history of my adventure another time, but  now tell me the hour."  "Nine o'clock."  "Nine o'clock?    Impossible!    At what  station are we now?"  . "At Noisy-le-Sec."  "Then the 5 o'clock train was not an  express?"   ��������� ���������  "An express? Why, this is not a passenger train. Can't you see it is a freigb:  train?"  J im lost! Oh, thut villain Scbnick-  mai*.!   He sent me as freight!  ��������� *        * * *     -   ��������� *  Ah, in Paris at last. "Cabman, drive  to the Rue de la Pepiniere and inako  haste." I shall be somewhat late, but I  shall get there.' Yet in what a condition!  I shall relate my misfortunes to tho  vicomtesse. ' She will laugh. 1 But  Schnickmatz will not laugh when I see  him again. Ah, here,,we are.  "What! Is it,you, monsieur?" <  "Yes, ��������� my pretty Marie, - it, is ' I.- Your  mistress?" ���������   ' ; *  "But monsieur's dress is in disorder."  -   "I will explain that.  The vicomtesse"���������  "And .what  an  odor,   monsieur. - One  would think you had just come from a  cheese,factory!"  "By  Jove,  you  are  right! , But your,  mistress awaits me." '  "Yes; the vicomtesse waited dinner for  monsieur till half past 8."  "I am a little "late." ��������� ,    .  "Aolittle!   It is almost midnight."  "Well?" ,. ,  "Well, as monsieur did not come, the  vicomtesse,ordered me to disrobe her.   It  was,too bad, monsieur.    She was greatly  iisappointed." '  "Go on, Marie;   go on."  "I was about to obey madame when the  /jell   rang.'   It  was  your friepd,   M.  de  Gelabert.    He'offered to escort madamo  .0 the opera,' and"���������  "And?"  * "Why, they went together." .** ,  VThe devil!, Gone tq. the opera with  Gelabert! I will join them. -Adieu. Ma-  .���������ie."  '-"Shall I not.brush your? coat and take  \ stitch in it?" -  ��������� "I have;not time." Yes, I.will go to  :hem, and if Gelabert���������but perhaps they  will not let me intothe opera: for Marie  ���������s right���������I am a hideous object.' Fortu-,  rtately, however, I know the doorkeeper  of the stage entrance, as I have been  there often to see Popotte of the corps de  ballet."  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������  Prom this corner I can see the auditorium. The box of the vicomtesse is  empty. I wonder if they have been here?  I will ask one of the box openers. Ah,  here is one. "Ten me, has the Vicomtesse  de Buala been here this evening?"  "Yes, she has been here and is gone. She  left her box about ten minutes ago with  a big blond man."  A big blond man! It is Gelabert!  He must answer to me for this! He  must give up the vicomtesse or fight.  Perhaps he is at her house. I will go  ind see.  "Monsieur, you must have-made a mistake in the house. Mile. Popotte does  Uot live here."  Her glance transfixes me and her  words are like a blow from a horsewhip.  Who should have told her about Popotte?  Gelabert, of course, Gelabert! Oh, nothing but his blood will wipe out our account! ,.  * *���������������* * * * *  I.ought to give Gelabert his due. He  has acted handsomely throughout the  whole affair. After giving me a linle  sword thrust in my left side, he has  re-established me in my quarters at  Meaux with every care and attention.  No one knows of my adventure.  And   what  a  charming  adventure!     I  have  carried on a  flirtation  with  ducks  ami cheese: I have ruined my repuctiiou  at the opera; I have quarreled  with the  vicomtesse: I have spent 100 louis in securing seconds and  have a wound which  will prolong for eight\days my fortn-ght-'s  arrest.   Oh. yes, a 'charming adventure!.  "Well.'Schnickmatz. what now?"  "A letter and a bill, monsieur."  "A bill?    From whom?    All. it.is from  the transportation company."  U.  HOBEKT DE. OONVILLE,   LIEUTENANT TWEXTV-POORTH  IIUSSAIIS,   DR.  Francs.  Damage'to van C. train 32..     13  Hrcakage of glass and porcelain  COO  Injury of food products 1... 200  not trouble their heads in the least as to  what becomes of their cast off footgear,  but I dare say it may interest them to  know that' it is not wasted, even if  thrown into the dustbin.  From that receptacle it is rescued by  the scavengers, and a very large amount  of  the old -leather is eventually ground  up  into a  fine pulp  (after having first  "been carefully soaked to remove all dirt).  pressed into large sheets and then used  -for making the' tops of carriages or for  ���������the cheaper sort of leather binding for  -books or for the embossed  wall  papers,  which are now so'fashionable and which  have such a handsome appearance.  , This particular- form  of decoration  is  nothing but a thick-paper'covered with a  thin layer of the pressed leather pulp, on  which  are handsome designr in  bronze,  old gold,and other expensive colors.  Many of the better shoes are sold to  dealers who make the refurbishing up of  old 'footgear a most profitable business.  The best parts of two pairs of boots under their hands will make one decent  pair, which will be much appreciated by  a poor customer who cannot afford to  buy a good'new "pair. Or two odd boots  are made to resemble one another and  make a pair. and. of course, as the dealer  has paid very .little for them, he can afford to. sell 'them again., even the best  of them, for a less price than a common'  *r pair o.< quite new boot".  RUSSIA AND PERSIA.  MUSCOVITE  INTRIGUERS  ARE PLANNING A MOMENTOUS COUP.  H������w the Csur Propoirl to Ab������������rb the  Shah's l>������minion���������������Th* Bosnian Ad-  vane* Toward the ISordera of India ���������  The Importance of Herat, and Its Pre-  - sent Position As Kesards Ituasiau  Proximity.  The most important .international  topic of the day is the Hold which  Russia* has within the last %few  months gained in ancient Persia.  Britain is so occupied at present with  tlie Boers "that*"she is giving less than  her usual attention to her eastern  affairs and has left Herat; considered  the key to the territory bordering on'  her East Indian possessions, exposed  to danger from a Russian'invasion.  This city has figured prominently' in  Decoy Dogi In P01W Skins.  There are still- left In England about  30 "decoy dogs," whose Intelligence lo  their queer trade is something remarkable.  ���������  It  Is the decoy dog's  life work  to  catch ducks. - He. is.usually a red dog  and is besides sometimes "dressed up  like a fox." with a'fox's skin on-his  back and a fox's  brush tied to him.,  Thus fantastically .arrayed, or in his,  native , colors.     if     he  ��������� is     foxlike  enough, the decoy dog jumps about at  the mouth of a stream  leading to a  pond favored by tlie ducks.  . So far as known, only one decoy dog  in England now-actually wears a fox's  skin   when - on   business, and  he is a  marvel worth studyingl  Drawn by curiosity as to the antics  jf their ancient enemy, the ducks flock  nearer and nearer, until the bidden  hunter is actually able to catch them in  a net. * - ', _  There are many kinds of wild birds  which seem unable to keep away from  a fox when they see one, and these will  sometimes "mob" a red dog by * mis-,  take. Y '    '  pears on the surface. The watchfulness of. England has alone prevented  Russia from absorbing- Persia long  ago, hence the Muscovite government  has been 0 compelled to satisfy itself  by obtaining bits of the' eastern and  northern frontiers, more by, intrigue  than war.  Dazzling stories have always been  told of the wealth of'Persia.' During  the last reign there was such an accumulation ae could not have been  so soon dissipated. When Muzafar-  ed-Deen, the present shah, -was crown"  prince, his residence was near the  Russian frontier. ,'His older brother,  Zclee Sultan, desired the 'throne, and  it is thought the prince agreed to be  a vassal to Russia if the Czar would  make his rule assured. The loan* is  probably intended to deceive the  world to which the true condition of '  affairs "will become gradually appar-  ent. Russian ofiicers have drilled the,  Persian army, and the troops are accustomed  to  act  under  their 'order?./  Russia has always manipulated   ai- ,  fairs    so    that    other    nations    have '  never been   able    to   obtain   railway  concessions in Persia.     Now she will  cover   the   country   with   a   complete  network of railroads.     They will develop its   resources,  but    the advantage will belong to Russia.    The merchant fleets of Russia, have sailed the  Caspian sea for years, but since   the  treaty  of  Turkomantchai  no  Persian  has been allowed to display the flag  '  of his  country  there,  nor have European goods for a long time been * al- *  lowed   transit    to   Persia.  Traders  -   Our Internal  Machinery.  Dr. Carl Schlatter of Vienna, who not  long'ago'showed   that   the   stomach  was a superfluous" organ by removing  that of a woman,, who lived and got  along perfectly' well "without one, -"has  cast further doubts bu-the use of our  Internal   machinery. ��������� i*He -recently   removed six feet of the--small intestine  from an Italian who had been stabbed  in a brawl.   That intestine Is believed  to play an Important part in absorbing  food   into   the   system,-   The Italian,  however, gained in weight after the  operation and eight months after leaving the hospital reported that he had  lost a few pounds, could not digest the  solid food he. had been accustomed to  and didn't feel like working, though he  was in pretty good health.   The Lancet  admits that Dr.  Schlatter's operation  shows   that  a   third   of  the   intestine  may be dispensed with, but is astonished at the wonderful powers of adaptation of the human body.  Nettle Fiber.  The British Board of Trade Journal  says that in recent years nettle fiber  has come greatly Into favor in the  manufacture of fine yarns and tissues.  Many factories in Germany use these'  fibers for spinning and other purposes.  Nettle fiber produces one of the finest  tissues - obtainable from any known  kind of vegetable fiber. In view of the  importance which this seems likely to  attain in connection with the weaving  industries, it is intended tp introduce  the cultivation of nettles, if possible,  into tbe Cameroons. The idea is to  prepare the products of this experimental culture at the place where they  are obtained and test them in German  factories. Should favorable results  follow from those experiments. It is intended to organize nettle growing enterprises on an extensive scale.  Received on account.  818  30a  Balance  due  513  "Do you hear, Schnickmatz? I have HIS  francs to pay because you sent me to  Paris in a freight train. You scoundrel!  You brute! You shah answer for this  before the police!"  "Oh, lieutenant!''  "And the letter? Give it to me. Ah, it  is from the vicomtesse:  "lime, la Vicomtesse Buala has the honor of  announcing her marriage with M. le Baron de  Gelaoert. captain, adjutant major of the Twenty-  fourth hussars, and she requests���������  "Schnickmatz!"  "Lieutenant!"  "I forgive you. The vicomtesse has  married Gelabert." Ah, my captain, now  I shall have my revenge!���������Translated  From the French For Pittsburg Press.  One of the   Four  Hand red.  Harry Lehr, who has achieved a certain amount of. distinction in New York  society, is worth looking at. When be  greets a friend, he allows his hand to  drop In a- listless fashion a few inches  from his body and merely accepts the  proffered grasp. His .voice and manner of speaking betoken intense weariness. He Is perhaps 30 years old. A  few nights ago he was promenading  the Waldorf corridors in evening dress,  with his trousers turned up well over  his ankles. He stopped to speak to a  friend in front of two very rich self  made men who are not In society. The  men watched him with absolute astonishment depicted on their faces. They  had never seen his counterpart.���������New  York Letter.  1  .   TWO PERSIAN SOLDIERS.  the history    of the world from     the  time of Alexander to the present, and  has' withstood   many  sieges.       It  is  four-sided    and   surrounded   by   "mud  wails  30 feet high,  each less  than a  mile in length.      If held by   trained  soldiers any native attack  could   be  repulsed,  but it could  offer "very little resistance to th.c guns of a civilized    foe.     Its   possession   has   caused  two wars for England, one with Persia  and one with  Afghanistan.     The  territory .surrounding'it   is  the    only  region  in Afghanistan  in  -which     the  soil  repays  the labor  of  tilling,  and  from its earliest history Herat    has  been the point of supply for  all the'  adjoining territories.     Because of the  physical    features '   of    the   country,  .which is very mountainous,  Herat9is  the  natural   centre  from   which - -the  roads *of* southern   Asia* radiate   and  its position is of the utmost importance from a strategic point  of view.  It    is   now    principally    interesting,  however, because it is the only gate-  woy   through   which  'India   could   be  attacked by Russia.    The ,only route  by which a large army could be despatched is via Herat,  Farah,  Girishk  and    Kandahar.     Forty    years     ago  Russia's boundary  was  hundreds     of  miles away, and her pledges to keep  her proper distance were readily   accepted,   as   any  hostile   move     could  be easily repulsed.  Russian acquisitions since that time  have given her a fort within 60 miles  of Herat. Her troops are being  massed on the Persian border, and-,  while two marches would enable  them to surround the cily, it would  take the British soldiers, 530 * miles  distant, a month to reach Herat,  which is garrisoned by only four cavalry and five infantry regiments, with  35 old-fashioned cannon on the walls,  The attention of the' British Government has been repeatedly called to  the importance of securing this city  against Russia. The ameers of Afghanistan have, again and ag-ain, received pledges from the English that  their country would be preserved independent of Russian encroachments.  For this reason English counsels have  been allowed to dominate Afghan affairs.  But if Russia, should conclude to  march against Herat how will it be  possible to thwart her designs when  a movement of British troops in that  direction now would probably precipitate an attack? asks the well-  known correspondent, Edward Julian. Plausible Russia is still talking)  pacifically, as usual, to hold the. general! attention -as^much. as possible',  away from 'the "moves'she is ma'ang,  for her conversation is seldom in; accord'with her deeds.  It is a well-known fact that for.  years Russia has coveted Persia, not  only that it is valuable in itself,  but because of the advantages which  would, accrue from possessing- its  frontier.  It is pretty generally believed that  the recent loan of 11,000,000 rubles  to Persia, secured by a mortgage on  the customs and a. concession to lay  railways over the country, while  seeming Innocent enough, covers* a  scheme very different from  what    ap-  1 -  have  been   compelled     to- go  around,  through Turkish Armenia"    Thus has*  a market   for    Russian manufactures,,  been secured  in Persia. '       "    '"  One  great, reason  for   the  presence  ������in  Africa of  Great Britain   is'thc.nc^  cessity for depending on the'.Suea'ca'n-*-'  al   for  the  quick  transport - of1 .goods ���������'  to  India.     England  must  have inde-1  pendent    ports    south    of ' Suez  ** f61Y  means   ofv easy   communication.  "The  safety of her "merchant marine Is also .  the reason for her anxiety to jareyent'  Russian ships coming from the'Blacto'  sea  to  threaten  Suei.     But all previous   precautions   for   the   protection'  of   Inu'ia" wiiJ   avail   luue   if-Russia  obtains   control   of  the  Persian    Gulf ,  and   seaports,   almost, at   the Indian  border.     Great Britain will be   com-"  pelled to.maintain vast fleets for the  protection of her merchant'ships. The"  fleets   rof   Russia   could    attack ��������� the'  coast  of  India  and  co-operate     with'  armies transported by ,means of Russian control of Herat to that portion *'  of  the  border  where     the    mountain  passes    are    not     severe.       England  '  could never feel' secure, becaxise while -!  Russia   is   making     tlie,.most  pacific   '  promises  she is  stealthily  but firmly  advancing most- of her agressions..     '-,  Russian ships arc being constructed *  in   United  States   ship  yards ** which -.  have no   superiors either  in  size     or ,'  equipment.'.    The  destinies   of  all  na- "  tions   are  likely   to   be  influenced  by  the   events   of  the next few  months.  With  Britain's  success   in  the Transvaal,  the Russian bear will probably   .  keep his claws -concealed for the present, and bide his time.'    If not,   we  jhall sec what we shall see. '*  History, both sacred and profane,  is much indebted to Pers-ia_. This  was the country of Cyrus and Darius, -  of Artaxcrxcs, Sapor and Ghosroes,  the country from whence, in all ages1*  have come most ' wonderful tales) ���������  which can never be disproved. To  Persia we are first indebted for Saracenic architecture. The northern part  of the province along the Caspian sea  is covered by dense ancient forests  in which are ruins of cities famed 'in  history, where hunters may now seek  tigers and other large game. Kear-  and plainly visible from Taheran,  towers   Pcmarend,   a  mountain "peak-.  Where Old Boots Go.  Probably a large number of people do  Political Omens.  "Marse Ben, you better come out dis  race: min' what I tell you!"  "Why, you don't think I'll be defeated, do you?"  "I knows it, suh! Las' night I hearn  two screech owls a-hollerin 'pen top your  chimbly."  "That's nothing!   Here's $2 for you."  "Thankee, suh, thankee. En don't you  bodder 'bout dem screech owls. Dey  ain't no mo' sense in dey head dan what  1 lal"-&.tbinta Constitution.  OLD Pi RSI AN  PRAYING. TOWEK.  20,000 feet high. Mineral supplies  are abundant. The province of Azerbaijan produces quantities of all  kinds.of grain and fruits. North of  the Persian gulf vast'table lands of  sand and salt can, by irrigation, be  made very productive. The country  furnishes opium, ��������� tobacco, rice and  excellent -wines. Palms grow in the  south.  The Persians are a laughter-loving  people," intelligent and brilliant in  conversation.  Under Russian rule their old religions would be allowed to stand or be  only slightly modified. A large majority of the people are Mohammedans, while there are Jews, Armenians and still a few Parsees. The  Babees are the only religious sect  likely to cause trouble' to new rulers.  GATE TO A PERSIAN CITY.  Remarkable Girl.  "Adelaide has such a fine mind."  "She has?"  "Yes. She can keep up her Interest  In a man after she knows he's engaged."���������Chicago Record.  ��������� -jf  " Y*?.'  V .  ���������   *> J I  J--���������'  , .      -f-'-  V*  -1   'i"-.  . - p'<������l  Vf*|  -- 1 '������"���������?!  J"Y**H|  *"'   "C   v> I  J    Y   . S/^viW  * -    ���������"'- t -, I  .-. &,.  ��������� Y "ftgg-  r ���������' 'Y-^l  - ���������'-\;;j������l  ���������. * ,i Kftl  ~w        ,.-"**���������   *"���������*' 1  J 1  T-Wl  , *iT  ; A Substitute.  Little Madge���������Have your folks a family tree?  Little Ralph���������No; my pa uses ;a trunk  strap.���������Chicago Times-Herald. THE   CUHBEHLAiNP "NEWS  tmsned. Every   Tuesday.  W, ������, A3SP3SE30N,  ���������EDITOR  The columns of Tjse News aie open to all  who wjsh to express therein yiews on jnatt-  er������of public interest.  While \ve do not hold ourBelvea r.esponsi  ble for the utterances of correspondents, wr  reaerve   the right    of   declining  to  inaei  communications unnecessarily personally.  TV ESI) AY,. JUNE 19th,     1900  WAR NEWS.  London, May 8.���������Theexcautive   officia s  ef the Tranava������l Governmen  'm e      in     a     railway      car      which     is  taunted on a switch at M cadorp -States.  President Kruger was found umokii g  a long pipe. He looked worried but Lis  bearing wan qyiet j*nd, determined. He  said, '"The Boers are fully determined tu  the last, they wili never surrender so Ion.  , m 5*90 armed men remain in th" country."  Lmdon^ June 8. ��������� It's repo* ted  that  the  British prisoners are being removed to Tooi-  gedutht, aa* unhealthy spot in  the   Elands-  vaaly, about 300 men arrived there June 5,  And 700 reached the place June 6.     These  probacly constitute the portion of the pria-.  oners which Lord   Roberta   reported   had  j  been shifted from Watervaal.  The British under Major DeLiale, captut-  ' '        o  ed a machine gun and caused the Boei s  heavy loss. The British casualties bein j  ���������light. Telegrams say that Mrs. Kruger in  ���������till occupying the presidency and that a  number of engines and oars have been secu -  ���������d. The Pretoria forts were found wit) -  out guns. All the artillery had been taken  ������way.  ��������� London, June 12.:���������Fifty thousand British troops are within SO  miles,of the marauding Boers north  of Kroonstadt and they are expected to make short work of them.  South of Kroonstadt there is a wide  gap. Gen. Kinny is hurling the  available troops northwards the  assumption is that there isdanger  of'a second raid. The loss of the  Derbyshires   is  estimated    at  700  i  men. An official Boer telf gram reports the British have been de-  feated with considerable loss at  Donk'erspoort in South Range  River country. It was thought this  district had beenecleared   long ago.  Despatch from Maseru dated yesterday says fifteen hundred Boers  surrendered to Gen. Brabant today in the Ficksburg Dtstrict at  Eiandsforitein and lost 75(3 killed  and wounded and 150 prisoners in  a fight at Vreidefort. . The above  may be taken for what they are  worth. u  London,.June 12.���������Buller wires  as follows re Laings Nek", engagement: Casualties about 100.  Bloemfontein,     June   18.���������Gen.  Cape Town, June 8.���������Gen. Warren with  a strong force including the Canadian artillery is marching north through Griqnaland.  no opposition being offered. ' Numbers of  rebels handing their arms to Britian com  tnaader,  Lorenzo Marquese, June 8.���������U. S. cot -  eul Hollis who returned here yesterday from  Transvaal by special train had to hours interview with Kruger at Mochadorp. Ht-  *bated Mr, Hollis was bearer ot friendly  despatches from TJ. S. Government, urging  Kruger to treat for peace.  Hannona, Or., June 8.���������Gen. Run-He  made a strong demonstration against Bo<-r  position** employing 500 men and two guns.  The Boer outposts were driven back ai.d  their laager located but the trbop3 returned  without a battle.  London, June 8.���������Driblets of news from  ' Transvaal fail to throw much light on tl e  situation in Pretoria. Public interest centres largely in the fate of British prisoners  but it seems about 3,500 have been rescued  including 120 officers. The federals therefore have removed about one thousand as  hostages.  Cape Town, June 9.���������Methuen  wires the greater part of his division was righting early on morning  of Jane 8th, 15 miles south of Heilr  bron. Gen. Hunter's column occupied Venter's droop to-day which  the Boers quickly surrendered.  *- Lord Roberts has wired Cape  Town that prior of Wednesday he  liberated 157 officers and 3,500 of  the rank and file. The Boers consequently only took off 90Q.  A Boer deserter who arrived Jat  Maseru yesterday asserts that 7,oC0  Boers participated in Rookerantz  engagement, Gen. Oliver killed and  Gen, De Villers mortally wounded.  London, June 12.���������A plentiful  crop of Boer reports have been fil������>d  through from Lorenzo Marquese.  According, to one Gen. Dewitz. with  81,000 Boers is marching on Johan-  nesberg. The Coers have retaken  Bloemfonvein. where President  Styne again occupies the pres'denc}*.  The British have sustained a severe  defeat,  Hunter is coming up rapidly from  the north west, having severely defeated a large commando of Boeis,  who had destroyed two miles of  railway north of Kroonstadt.  Lord Roberts' line of communication has been practically restored  by a complete victory gained by  Gens. Methuen and Kitchener over  Dewitz yesterday. The Buer camp  was capiuied and the Boers weie  scattered m all directions.  ��������� *������Lond6n, June ,13.���������Lord Roberts  has fouj.hht.a battle \\ith "Botha^at  the end of which it is thought the  Boers were nut beaten. All is quiet  at Pretoria and Johannesberg.  Roberts being notified of the cutting of his. line  of   communicatit n  sent Gen. Ki.chener in all haste to  join Methuen with above results.  Gen."Buller is rapidly fulfilling  Lord Roberts' hope that he will  make his forces felt. A despatch  from Joubert's farm under to-day's  date announced the continuation of  Bailer's successful march, the occupation of Volkers without opposition and the capture of a number  of prisoners, while the Boer casual-  tics yesterday are reported to be  very heavy.  From Cape Town comes report  that the Boers recently captured a  train at Smalidall and destroyed  two miles of the lines--but.the.subsequent, despatches* show that Gen  Hunter routed all the Boersin that  neighborhood.  The Boer government is issuing  news cheering its sympathizers th������  following bulletin of the Boer version of disaster to the Derbyshires  was posted by Kruger on Sunday.  Four divisions* of Boers attacked  the British   at   Roodville,   killing  200, took 700 prisoners and captur-  el a lot of stores, food, ammunition  and a maxum gun and lyddite  shells. General Dewitz has reported also that  he  put  1000  British  out of action and destroyed property valued at $5.00.  London, June 14.���������������-Tbe despatch  from Lord Roberts clearing up the  situation at Pretoria and   along the  communications stands al<in*\.  Miiitarj** observers noting that no  mention'is made of prisoners as-  same that Gen. Dewit got away  with his forces, practically intact.  Gen.   Buller   entered    Volkesrast  yf pier-day*. The advance troops���������  saw the "Boer rear guard 4 miles  distant yo'terd' v itliina.i'd 8.000  Bosit* ������������������������������������ere withdrawn with 15guns.  Thiee hundred Fret- S'j*teik ieJeased  from t'liarcine* Van lien ens pas-  ha\*'- gone to -join S\y e's force.  Gen. Rumiel ha*-* *-ei t nonce b the  Free Slaters U at unless they, surrender by Jui e 15*h tl.e'r 'fa/ms  and other p- ssese ons will be confiscated. K uger keeps a hnemotive wi h steam np attached to a  car in w! ich he concentrate-Y the  executive i fiice of ih������ Government  and intends to leave Machdodorp  soon and es ablish the Transvaal  capital at "Neils-prunt in the mountain. It is said lie took ������3,500,CC0  in gold in his flight Mr. Seh'rurier  the Cape Preinitr and his collegues  resigned last evening. The Portuguese Government is again reported  fear the Boers will enter Dekigo  Bay territory when forced toietreat  from Lyi.den'l er,y. The. Portugese  have 'only 1,500 troops in East  Africa" and would be powerless to  pie vet an incursion.  Wc were engaged all yes'erday  with Botha's army. The enemy  fought   with .   extermination   and*  held our cavalry on both flankp,  but General Hamilton assisted by  the guard pushing forwaid took  the hill in his front which can red  the enemy to fall back "on tl cir  second positions lo she eastward.  They are still holding this.  London, June 14.��������� General Buller' repor'.s that General Lytth ton  yeste.day received the formal submission of tl e.'town and district of  Wakker'strom which the enemy is  believed'to have completely evacuated.    ������    '_  London, June 14.���������Lori Roberts  wires.-this afternoon that the enemy -  evacua ed , their     posith n   du ing '  the   night   and   retired   eastward.-.  Bullers sorce and *' mine   have _ afforded each other'mutual assistai ce  London, June 14.���������'1 he..Chinese  situatii n looks grave. 1 wen-y-five  hundred men are .on the road to  Pekin for tho relief of the legation.  England sends nearly a, thousand  akne. They comprise eve y nation and are under Admiral Seymour. . .  . o   POLITICAL NEWS.  - Alberni, June 12.���������-Complete  returns as follows: Neil, 95; Red-  ford, 57; Thomson, 33. -  , Victoria. June 12.���������Secretary of  Opposition here^has issued a call  for a convention in Vancouver on  Monday. An invitation has been  sent to all members opposed to  Martin. Stated that all ready 23  telegrams have been received from  members assuring opposition and'  co-operation in consolidating'ranks  of those who are elected to oppose  Martin.-  Victoiia.���������Rumored here that  the Governor will resign in a week,  If the'Opposition on Monday unite  on Eberts or Turner it will place  His Honor in the position of pending for a minister he dismissed or.  resigned. In that event it's probably anticipated his own removal  by resigning.  Nanaimo. June 13.��������� Lasqueti  Island gives Dunsmuir 5, Radcliffe  0.  Victoria,. June 14.���������The impression is general here that to-night  the Governor will have.the resignation of Martin, in his hands. Curtis arrived from the Sound, while  Beebe also was back paying a f .re-  well visit to the" office. Information from Ottawa indicates that  the Dominion Government will do  nothing until the Legislature meet  and they are officially acquainted-  with tbe standing of the parties.  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Province.  Chas. Segrave, Local Agent,  Cumberland, B. C.  IiADYSMITH  (Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE, (  Apply to,  s  m;5m8 L. W, NUNNS.  Dominion Steam Launflry,  Vancouver.  Basket sent every week. Goods returned following week. No charge  for ex|/re?sage. Prices same as  in Vancouver.  E. BARRETT, Agt.  MUNICIPALITY OF THE  GITI OF GDMBBRLAED  ISTOTICB*  BICYCLE RIDERS caught riding on  the sidewalk after this date will be  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  Laurence W.Ntjnns,  City Cic.k.  Cumberland,.B.C., M������ly 3th, 3900.   8t3  wrwsviwwa**  FOR SALE:" Old papers.    Apply at News Office.  TENDERS  c - .  . ���������  TENDERS are invited for supplying the U. & C* Hospital -with  the following:  Meat, Groceries, Bread, .  For further information apj.dy to>  Matron at Hospital.  - Tenders'must be into, tie s-ecre-  .taryby. June 2nd. Y  .    (Signtd)    H.F. Pullen,  , Secretary.  1  4  .vJ.,  *--J}\  J", ta, McLEOD  General. Teaming- Powdor  Oil, Etc., Hauled. -Wood  in Blocks Furnished,     \Y  SCAVEsYGER WORK DONE  ���������'ii  it  **o0' ' REWARD.  STOLEN from the ]-remi.'io-*j ^i  ���������the undersigned, about, ilie lGih  Y������f Apr 1. ''nf s-ioall r d cov\,3*  years old, would calf^aboui 20th.  B. nndtd on left 1 i]).R. Anyone*  giv ng inlormaiion that will lead  tf the ��������� rrest and convicti* n of:  the thiel ���������< r thieves will receive the-  above re������a d. (signed) John.'  Connell, Oyster River, Comox,.  B.C. ml5t4  \  ?!  -���������    "1  Espimait & Kanaimo. Ry..}  S. S. "City of Nanaimo." M  SAILS EVERY %  if  Monday, 12 (noon), from Vancouver for.rJ  Texada, Shoal Bay aud Way Ports via a  Chatham Point. ||  T?i turning Tuesday via   Van   And a   and^f  Way Ports to Vancouver. II  IT  Thursday, 7:00 a. nS., from  Vancouver  for jjj  Van-Arida, Gomox,  Union "Wharf  and r  Way Por 8.  Thursd y midnight from Union  Wharf for-yvl  Nanaimo, connecting  at Nanaimo *witht'J  E. & N. TrainK, alao Str.   "Joan"   for|f  Vancouver.  ' .44  Saturday, 7:00  a.m.,    from   "Nanaimo   foi*  ���������    Union Wharf, Gomox, Van Anda, Way-  Ports and Vancouver.  S. iS.   "THISTLE."  f  'stl  i"5  Sails from Victoria 7:00 a. m. Monday for/ii  Nauaimo aud W]ay Ports.  Sails from Nxnaimo 7:00 a. m. Tneaday for*  Comox and Way P tts  Sails from Comox 7:00 a., m. Wednesda*y^  for Nanaimo and Way Ports.  Sails from Nanaimo 4:00  a.   m,   Thursda-j  for Victoria and Way PortB.  Sails from Victoria 7.-00 a. m. Friday fof>*J  Nanaimo and Way Ports, connecting  with   "City  of Nanaimo"  for   XJnioi  Wharf and Comox.  Sails from Nanaimo 4:00 a. m. Saturday fo^1  Victoria aud Way Port.  FOR Freight  tickets   and StattW  roini Apply on "board, i\  GEO. "L. COURTNEY,     M  Traffi.ce  Managfej''/  ������\  <i I J  ���������������1=.  <-  Cumberland, '.a^j^p.  eadquarters for   Wallpa \2ffife r. J^ O3  |>er, from 7^ cents per ^in  [le roll: r;   <  If You are Interested  jbaH   and  Inspect; "The  |JG9's.,;Bicy:9?es;'. ���������;.  FULL STOCK  -OF  FISH ING   TACKLE  **%  C^  -*&  TfT  .**  - A    ���������    .,  A,.-^ ==. . -vr-.  ;  this  SPACE  Next  WEEK  "  "LENGTH OF MILES.  Olgtance Mejwuf^TiTiTtTlTJ Use in I)Sffer������n1  <;otu.tries'-it the Present-Time.  It is no wonder that there is some an  certainty about the ^length ot a mile.  English, speaking countries have ioui  different   miles���������the ordinary mile of  5,280 feet, and the geographical or nautv .  cal mile of 6.085, making a difference of  about   one-seventh   between the two,  then  there is the scotch mile of o,9-8  feet, and the Irish mile of 6,720 fetfc-  four various miles, every one ot wnicfc  Is still in use.    Then almost every country has its own standard mile.    I he Kr..  mans had their  millia  passuin,  l OCW  paces.-which must have been about 3,-  000 feet in length, unless we ascribe in  Csesar's legionaries great stepping capa  city.    The German mile of today is 34,-  818 feet in length, more than four and a  half times as long as our mile.    I. he  Dutch, the Danes and the-Prussians en  joy a mile that is 18,440 fee* I'-.uir. Throe  and a half times the lengtn of ou������: nad  the Swiss get more exercise in warning  * one of iheir miles than we get m walking five miles,  for their mile is 9,1o.j  yards lung,    while ours is only  1 .G-.  yards.    The Italian mile,is only a few  feet longer .than*ours,' the "Roman mile-  Is shorter,  while the Tuscan and tiv  Turkish miles are 150 yards longer  -   The Swedish mile is 7^341 yards long,  and the Vienna post mile, is 8,205 yards  in lemrth.    So here is a list oi twelve  different miles; and besides this there  ire other. measures   of   distance,   not  countings the French kilometer, which  Is rather loss than two thu-db ol a mile.  The-Brazilians have a miliia that is oik-  vand one-lonrth" times as ,long as  out  mile; the Neapolitan inigho is about uhe  -aine length; the Japanese n, or mile, is  nwo and one-Half times ours: the Russian  rerst is five-eighths as long* as our mile  while the Persian "standard is a iersakh  four and a half miles long, which is said  to be equal, to the parasang. so familial  to the readers of Xmioyhoii's Anabasis.  The league that is 1'atniliar to readers of  French aud Spanish books varies -just as  ���������loes the mile. ' In Brazil it is three and-  four-fifths miles long, in France it was  .three miles, in Spain it was two anutwo  Yuird miles, and once on a time in ing  land it was two and one-half miles long   >  Tho only measure that is about the same  in every country is the meter,.and eve*  that vanes slightly, for in- France it ia  39,o70 432 inches iu length, while m this  country it is 39,37079 inches��������������� (biter *  fhee to be mentioned,*but not to be con  fjidered in practice.- St, Louis tflob������  UouiotT'-it _.. ^   Teeth Mutilation.  ~ Dr. "Magitot. of' Paris,   haa fyxtbltr.ned-  s'n inteiesting account ot the mutilation  if the teeth practiced by various savage  tribes.    One variety,   which  is   chielly  jis-t wi-h on the coasts of Africa and tbe  ���������.vest coast of Nsw, Guinea,  consists of  . che breaking of a portion of the nicisoi  ��������� ov means of a knife aud a piece of woour  Yind is- performed boiweei**  the, ages oi  , swonty and twenty -five. -   The custom ol  jxtracting the two   central iiiuiVors is  "���������  omid in both hemispheres/   Accordi-.g  :o Zci-ate. it has beou practiced in Pei v  from time immc-moviul,^beiv. it i.-i  xi^  ���������.'.ioltid oil conquered tribes .-'ufa 'sign ox  Slavery.    In Africa it has boon observed  hi iba Congo, among the Hot teutota and  tin- dntoxas     The mutilation  by* filing  aas ft-* 'ts exclusive center the Malaya v.  .iixl'ipclago, whence it has spread to the  idjoining islands.    Ir. is a _religious act,  M-liiol* is'c^lebr.i4-'1*! with great, lestivicies  ������t tne age of puuerry but this only   by  the   Mohammedans.    Tne   degree   an.i  character of this filing vary with the  habits of family or caste.    The operation  is performed by an expert,  the Tnkang  pangur (filer), by means of a chisel, threb  bricks, two files, a small saw, and a pair  of cutting nippers, the instruments be-- ug  rubbed with arsenic and lemon juice bo  fore being used.  It is the fashion among some tribes on  the Senegal River to extract the upper  temporary incisors in girls when quite  foung and to manipulate the chin, so  that it is drawn forward and the lower  incisors are made to protrude so as to  ..verlap the upper lip, thus producing an  artificial prognathism. In Indo-Cbina  ind Japan a girl on her marriage paints  ler teeth with a black varnish. - However, as this operation requires time and  money, it is onlv practiced by the wealthy class. Livingstone reported that  among the Kafirs a child whose upper  ujeth erupted before the lower ones was  regarded as a monster and killed. On  the Upper.Nile the n?groes have their  upper incisors extracted, in order - to  avoid being sold as slaves, because of  the loss of value brought about by this  mutilation. Among the Esquimaux, as  described by the Abbe Peritat. in some  regions there exists a custom of transversely cutting off the ujper iucisors  fche object of tais being. accordiiiK tc  local tradition, to pievent the human  shin lookinglike that'of ������ ioa. -Lancol  Scientific Jota.  The celebrated high electric light  aattat Mitmeapolio, which is'������.j7. feet  high, has proved ineffective for lighting  purpose*, and ist-ov no longer used.  One uf the latest inventions in connection with the application of electricity  ;o street car service is a self-lubricating  tfearioi trolleys, which needs no attention after being once put in operation.  Carbonic acid gas. which is ejected in  jarge quantities from the earth, is being  .Kxhaed in several localities. At Burg-  'broliJ, near Coblentz, a carbon?.c acid  Hpring opened dnring boring operations,  . and which is eitrlit inches wide and some  thirty or forty feet high, is being used  in the impregnation of mineral waters.  The color of certain shrimps and crabs,  and a "'-so the color oi their eggs, are  known'.ovary greatly with the surroundings. Those living in green sponges are  much "larger; lay vastly more eggs, which  are also a little larger, and the shrimpa  are green or yellow, and the large claws  are always orange-red, while those ot.  the  brown   unongee /a-e   i-bd,  Wue o������  Bspmslt&''BaiiatooRy.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898. , *     ,  VICTORIA TO WELMNGTON.  No. 1 Saturday  P.M.  No. 2 Daily  A.M.  De. 9:00 ...  "    9:28"...  "  ,10:9   "   10:48...  P.Ttf.  -   1*2:14  Ar. 12:35  .Victoria   .Coldstream   ....Koenig's   .. Duncans .-  , De. 4:25  .."   4:53   "   5.34  i   P.M.   7;41  ...!" Ar. 7:55  Nanaimo   r   i-z-n ...Wellington    TOLiNGTON   TO VICTOBIA.*-  No, 3 Saturday  A.M.   De. 4:25  No". 1 Daily  A.M.  De. 8:05.'...  "   8:26....  "   9:52....  " 10:37....  " 1118     -  Ar. 11:45  .Wellington-  ... Nanaimo..  [.Duncans....  .. Koenig's..  Gold si ream  Victoria.  4:39  I.".".". "   6:05  . "   6:46  .'.'.".'... "   7.32  -.Ar. 8:00 P.M  ^'sf^isAs������*  dai^or rates and   all   information   apply at  Company's offices.     ��������� T   rnriPTNKY  A. DUNSMUIR. Gko. 1^0"?%���������*I'  Pbusidknt.  'Traffic Manager  ffPift WE'   VVAJNT   luufl. \M}h  ������ Job Printing ������  I SATISFACTORY pIS  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash      Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland.  and am agent  for the following  .   reliable    insurance    companies:  Tlie Royal   London' and   Lan  cashire and Norwich Union.    I  ���������  am  piepared to  accept riske s  current  rates.    I am  also "agent  for the Standerd- Life Insurance,  Company of  Edinburgh" and th  Ocean Acciden. Company of Eng-"  '" l.-ind.    Please  call   and   inyesti  .' gate befo/e insuring in'-Miy-other  Company. "       ,���������'���������>-'���������'  o JAMES ABRAMS.   .  BLOUSE SET5...  GOLD  AND SILVER.  ���������AT���������  STODDARTS,  ,   The Cumberland Jeweler.  ;    JAS A. CARTHEW'S ;  ILiverv Stable i;  ;      Teamster   and Draymen      :-  Single and  Double  rigss    '.  '��������� .    for' Hire.    All Orders   . ' '  * * * *  :      Promptly   Attended   to.  ,   '  ;, R.SHAW, Manager. :  .j Third St., Curhberland, B.C. ;  ���������SE??^"'*^''*^^  * . - ��������� ���������������������������������*���������; p"  Cumbgrland  Hotel T���������~~  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE-  AND^ SECOND STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland- be   sure*  and stay  at the Cumberland  Hotel, .First-Class   Accomodation for transient and perman- '-  ent boarders.  FOR SALE���������Early cabbage and  tomatoe plants, home grown and  S rong. C. E. Williams,  Grantham,  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection with   Hotel*  Rates from 11.00 to' $2.00 per  day  SUNDAY SERVICES '  -'"TRINITY CHURCH.-SKRViCESjn  ./he  evening.     RhV. j.   X.   WILLEMAR  rector.  ST GEORGE'S PkESLlYTERIAN  CHURCH, cr:^vices ai'n a.m. and  7p m. Sunu.iv School at 2:30. \.l.  S C E. meetJat the close ot evening  Service.    RbV.fcW.   C.   Dodds, pastor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworih   League meets   at the close   of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor'  St. John's Catholic Church���������Rev.  Fr. VerbeUe, Pastor. Maaa ou Suodayn  at 11 o'clock a. m.' Sunday School m  the afternoon.  #i     "   j. -���������������������������������������������-  We have ],ust received a new supply of Ball-Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards -and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes.    Call  and see.  ) The News Job Department.  The News War Bulletin gives all  the latest news of the Transvaal.  Subscribe jor the Bulletin and  keep posted on the war. Price per  month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO ������  o   m 1 o  1 Livery ������  8      ^.isrr)  NOTICE.  TO MY old friends and patrons in  Cumberland and. Union:  On June 1st next, I shall be prepared to supply milk and cream,  fresh and sweet, butter eggs, &c  and solicit a resumption of the patronage so liberatly accorded me  in the past.  A. SEATER.  Courtney, B.C., May 22,1900.  x?  ��������� -1  - , r  Fruit and Ornamental Trees;  Rhododebdions, Roses, fancy Evergreens, "  WngnoliaH,   Bulbs,   new crop . Lawn Grass  ,and tested gardon seeds for spring planting.  Largest and mobt complete stock in Western ���������  Canada.    Call and make your selections or ,  send   for   catalogue.,   Address   at nursery  grounds and greenhouse.    ,, .    -       J     .,'*���������  M. J. HENRY'S  -f*4ursepy-and Greenhouse....   .  WesLminster ltd., Old No. 6oi���������NerNo. 300$, t  COUETENAY    .  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc  Callum, Proprietor.  t  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.  Teaming  O I am   prepared   to O  ������ furnish Stylish Rigs - q  O and do Teaming at g  q reasonable rates. q  3 D. KILPATRICK,     3  o Cumberland cy,  ooooooooqoooooooooo  EGGS FOR HATCHING  FROM HEAVY  WINTER LAYERS.  Bea<jk Langshans, $2  per sitting.  Black   Minorcas, $2   permitting'.'  Barred Plymouth Rocks,   $1   per  sitting.  E.PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  Notice.  FOR SALE���������Near Courtenay  11 acres. Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp laud.  For particulars apply at this  office-  Riding on locomotives and   rail--  way cars of   the   Union   Colliery  Company by any   person   or   persons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal for allowing same  By order  Francis D   Litti.js  Manager.  1   '' K ,  * J'  ^ I  .i'f^l  - '  -"irtl  -*-.    *; '���������*? I  .. -���������*;*'  '' *'Y*f  Y^;|l  *-v^*.  "    *   ���������v^j,  -   i* ������ ���������'*X**\  'r������M\  .-''- -������-"** DESOLATION.  A little grave, Becluded and apart,  Lies where the sunlight quivers, full and wira^  Beneath a grassy fabric Time has wrought  And gently spread above the small, still form.  Tbe mine and date upon the crumbling cross  Too long the dreary rains have washed away.  But, ah, the tiny mound bespeaks a loss  It needs no stolid wooden'cross to cay!  Some mother once caressed a dimpk'.l hand  And kissed the wayward locks that fell above  Her throbbing breast the while she proudly ylM-'  ned ,  Her baby's future1, crowned with joy and love.  Oh, stars that gleam above the quiet dead,  Shine softly on this mound alone and drear-,  Oh, winds across death's silent numbers sped.   . *"  Pause gently at the little sleeper here!  For all the hopes a mother cherished most,  The dreams that in a mother's heart abound  Are buried here among this sleeping host,  Beneath the cold, bleak shelter of a mound.   -  . Oh, pitying flowcfa, let your fragrant tears  Fall for the tender joys and silent mirth,  The boundless love, the thousand hopes and feu*,  Encompassed in this narrow space of earth!  ���������Ella Bentley, Jr., in New Orleans Times-Dcrpo-  crat.  .���������"���������.A.'m".A.-''.A.'"-.si.'"-.m..-"'.A.-'".A.-'.  '....Y���������W���������'W���������'W--'  | THE PAYING GUEST |  ���������������������������������������������. A.'"-.A.'"-.A. ���������"���������.A."-,  ���������������������������....-#���������.... ���������������������������..������������������������������������..���������������������������  ���������^������������������..���������������������������������������������.-���������������'--T-���������������������������������������������������"��������� ���������������������������������'������������������������������������'  The Graysons were annoyed, and they  Lad good reason to be.    Their expense*"  insisted upon exceeding their income.   1*  was  not  the . fault of the  Graysons���������i*  was the fault of the income.   Nor could  they find any solution to their problem.  Pa Grayson had been in the same position at the railroad office for' 15 years;  *      and the likelihood was that he would be  there till he died.-    His salary was no*  elastic.    It remained the same yesterday  today and forever.    If the wants of his  family had been as fixed, all would have  .   been well.   But as Marcia and Odele,' the  two handsome daughters, grew older and'  the social position of  Mrs.  Grayson  became more assured, it was difficult���������nay,  impossible���������for the Graysons to live on  the same amount that they  had   in  the  comfortable old days when the girls were  little  and the only thought  that  PRilip  Grayson and his wife had was to give  the little things a few simple pleasures  and a common education.  It would be unfair to accuse the Graysons of extravagance. The girls contrived their own frocks, and Mrs. Grayson  was a wonderful cook, so they managed  with a minimum of help. But still the  bills crept up till the three women came  fo have a feeling that they were turning  poor Pa Grayson into a dray horse. They  did not like that idea. They wanted Pa  Grayson not for his power of dragging  heavy loads, but because he was their  own dear pa.    .  "I don't know enough to teach," complained Marcia to her mother. "I suppose neither you nor pa would hear "to  me working in a store. And I haven't a  talent in the world, unless it is for being  amusing���������and the only way I could get  anything out of that questionable accomplishment would be to go upon the  stage."  "Why, Marcia," said Ma Grayson reproachfully, "you really must not talk  bo recklessly. You almost shock me, niy  dear."  "Oh, if I didn't quite do it, msmmn,  you will forgive me. I feel deeply. I  must express myself with vehemence.  You say we are two months behind with  the rent?"  Ma Grayson nodded dejectedly.  "It must have taken a great deal of  sympathy on your part, dear mamma,"  cried Odele, kissing her mother to take  the sting out of her words, "to succeed in  making two girls as utterly useless as we  are."  "You are far from' being useless," returned Ma Grayson, with dignity. "You  are simply not commercial. Your father  and I are deeply pained that you have to  be made acquainted at all with our embarrassing condition." ���������  The   girls   laughed   at   ma's   dignity.  ��������� They told her she was a dear old goose,  and they rumpled her hair up and pulled  her tie around under her ear and teased  her till she begged for mercy.  It was the evening of the day on which  this conversation occurred that Odele  came running down to the dinner table  with the paper in her hand.  "Listen to this!" she cried. "'Wanted  ���������A refined and. cultured home where a  gentleman can live as a paying guest and  where no boarders are taken.' "  "Well?" asked Pa Grayson rather coldly. He was altogether too proud for a  man with a nonelastic salary.  "Well, dear dad, that is for us. The  paying giiest was designed for our needs.  Of course you and ma would never take  boarders���������not on any account. But a  'paying guest'���������why, it would actually  be a distinction. He can have the big  front room with the alcove off. Marcia  and I will be just as comfortable in the  back room, and anyway we like to get  the southern outlook. Come, be dear  ducks and let me answer this advertisement."  "But he might not like us, Odele. and  then think how mortified we would be,"  objected Ma Grayson, who, it is unnecessary to explain, was accustomed to  meet only with the polite phases of life.  Odele threw back her big blond head and  laughed.  "I shall answer the advertisement at  once," she announced.  Ten days later the "paying guest" moved into the Grayson second front with  alcove. The moving was a serious undertaking, for he was possessed of a  great deal of impedimenta, including a  large germ destroying water filter. His  name was Lighton Holinger. He was  60 perhaps, an inch over six feet in  height, very thin, a trifle bald, very graceful. His voice was low and musical, ant*  he spoke with noticeable carefulness  His toilet was irreproachable. He greeted  Ma Grayson with every evidence of gratitude.  "I  cannot  sufficiently  thank  you,"   be  said,   bowing  low   over   her  hand,   "for  your   goodness   in   extending   your   bos  pitality to me!"  "The quaint thing means to keep the  jest up," Odele said to Marcia.   But later  she repented her speech, for the role Mr  Holinger had assumed did not appear a  jest, or, if it was, it was the most delicate form of comedy.   Every night at din  ner time he got into his dress suit till Pa  Grayson,  who had been in  the habit of  sitting down in his office clothes and. in a  mere or less disheveled condition, followed his example.    Moreover, the conversa-  tio i at������the dinncr'table assumed a higher  ton j.    Personalities came to seem a little  out of place!.a.trifle ill bred.   Mr. Holin-  gei   wai   fond' of talking  about  general  subjects, and he was possessed of an astonishing   fund   of   information,   which,  ���������owever,   he refrained   from  hurling a.  the heads of his listeners.    He merely  said a few things well and left the impression that he **ould, if he desired, talk  long upon the sunject in hand.   He kept  flowers upon the table; he subscribed for  the magazines and placed, them on the  library table for *he benefit of the, family.  Ho took  it for granted that every one  would go to church Sunday morning and  actually got all the Graysons in,the way  of doing it.    He even  took the church  they would attend for granted, and as his  supposition appeared to be a compliment  to their intelligence they did not tell him  that they had never been before he came.  "It seems," said Marcia, -who was analytic,   "as   if   Mr.   Holinger   had   long  wanted a.family and  as if he had laid  out the lines of thought along which that  family was. to���������to celebrate���������and as if he  knew just 'what he wanted them  to do  on every given occasion.  -   "Not having a family of his own, he  has taken us, and the funny part of it is  that we are doing just as he insinuates  that we should. **��������� Pa and ma are his obedient slaves.    P never knew anything^so  funny.    Pa,  who  is  bored  to' death  by  Stevenson, ;has  been  reading  his  letters  just because Mr. Holinger suggested that  Ae   ought,   and   ma,   who   secretly   likes  'David   Harum,'   has   never   piped   since  she  heard   Mr.   Holinger give  it  as  his  vpinion that it was not literature."  ; He got so far after a time that he undertook   to   see   to ��������� the   winding   of   the  clocks  and  the locking  of  the doors  at  night, and he was always on hand to accompany any of the ladies in the evening  if they were unprovided with another es-  ' cort.     He  made  a  point of  seeing  that  they wore their rubbers, and on Christmas  he made both  of  the young  ladies  presents of umbrellas.  "It is essential that they should look  after their health," he said to their  mother, and Ma Grayson admitted that  it was quite as if the idea had never occurred to her before. He told next to  nothing about himself. One would have  said, if one were as astute as Marcia  Grayson, that he preferred the present to  the past. He seemed indeed-to be happy,  and-he was willing and even eager to  devote himself to others.  "He is one of the finest- gentlemen I  ever met," Mrs. Grayson' pronounced  after he had been in the house three  months. "To be like that���������always so  considerate of * others, so gentle and so  honorable���������one must be to the manor  born."  ���������  Pa Grayson was less sentimental. '��������� He  had some lingering distrust of the paying guest, founded solely upon the fact  that he appeared to be unusual.' He  never talked out about his affairs, as Pa  Grayson opined that a frank man should,  and above all he neglected to confide  the source^ from which his ready money  came. It was hard for pa to overlook  a thing like that.  The Graysons got habituated to him  in time. They became accustomed to  having him drop a thermometer in ^the  bath^to see that it was just right, to having him look up the weather predictions  and advise as to wraps and to his -fine  solicitude-in regard to their intellectual  improvement.  He was able to decide the nicest points  ft etiquette for them, and they were not  iatisfied with their gowns even till he  had pronounced upon them. The question of money never arose between them.  Once a month Mrs. Grayson received a  check by "mail "signed -"Lighton--Holinger.", She ventured to send no receipt.  She liked that way of doing business.  She thought all business ought to be con-'  ducted with equal delicacy.  One day, to the great*- distress of all  the family, Mr. Holinger fell ill. The  malady developed into pneumonia, and in  a fortnight he passed gently away, unconscious at the last and therefore unable to give directions or information.  The Graysons were perplexed about their  duty. They knew of no friends or relatives of whom he stood possessed. So  they proceeded to make arrangement for  the funeral, and they published- the fact  of his death in all the newspapers.  This latter act brought a response in  the way of an important and short winded man of imposing presence, who arrived at the Grayson house in a distinctly  lachrymose condition.  "Poor old Polly!" he wept when he had  been shown the body upon his representation that he was a friend. -'-"I can't believe he is really gone! Oh. the rascal, to  leave me after all those years! I tried  to persuade him that it was unfair to me  ���������I didn't know how to do without him.  you know���������but he wouldn't listen to reason; said he had always wanted to be  treated like a real gentleman. What could  I say? The beggar had an ideal. If he  wanted to live up to it, I had no right to  refuse him, had I?"  "Excuse me, sir," said Ma Grayson,  "but it is not quite clear to me what the  relations were between you and Mr. Holinger."  "I beg your pardon, madam: I thought  you knew. Holly was my valet for 14  years, and he read me to sleep every  night he staid with me. I really hated it,  but I hadn't the heart to say so. Holly  came near educating me. And to think  he is dead!"  It was something of a shock to Ma  Grayson, who, it will be remembered,  had entertained ideas about being to the  manner born.    But it delighted the girls.  "We know a gentleman when we see  one," they protested. "It doesn't matter  what name you call him by. We don't  object to his being a valet. He was a  dear, and we shall always love him."  Indeed it would have been a great hap  piness to him could he have known how  sincerely he was mourned. As. for his  fortune���������and it was not contemptible���������it  was divided among the handsome Grayson girls and the man he had served for  almost half his lifetime.  "Dear old Holly!" said the man who  had been Holinger's master. "He helped me out just in the nick of time. I was  just at the end of my string. That is like  Holly.    He was always helping me out."  Which, all things considered, was not n  bad epitaph for.<auy man.-rr-Chicago Trib-.  une.f  .������i������..RIAGb  BY FORCE:  The Bereaved Husband.  The. minister tells the story himself.  He. had been called upon to attend the  funeral of,a wife and motherland, coming home from the grave, he rode in the  carriage with the bereaved husband. The  latter had made no- remark for some  time, and the clergyman felt that' it was  his duty to offer some consolation to tbe  lonely mourner, and he was turning over'  in his mind appropriate words when the  man began to speak slowly and thoughtfully.   *  "She wan ������ good woman," he said.  "She took good care of my house, * she  took good care of my children, and sbe  darned my socks." Then he drew a long  breath and concluded, with more empha-  sU, "But I never liked her."���������New York  time*.  The Evil of Fried Food.  No one wlio has taken the trouble to  scan the average American bill of' fare  can fail to recognize the importance' of  the frying pan with us���������fried ham or bacon and eggs, fried oysters, fried potatoes, fried steaks and so on.ad nauseam  seem to be staple articles of food.  What can be done- to lessen the fried*  food nuisance?   Perhaps nothing so long  as present conditions exist, so long as the  highest ideal of the people is. to accumulate dollars rather than  to develop and  preserve  healthy  bodies  which  shall- be  the  servants  of healthy  minds.     Yet'if  those who teach physiology in our public  , and other schools understood  their subject and its practical applications as they  should;   if  there  were   more   schools   in  which    wholesome,    economical, cookery  were taught as it should be; if physicians  took every opportunity  to  impress  such  facts of- practical hygienic importance, as  they should, there can- be no doubt  that  by some sensible and well informed  people   the , fried   nbsminations   would    be  avoided.���������Philadelphia Medical Journal.  HnliMii;;  Yourself *���������'tl-Hij*li t.  A soldierly ancl upright, position is  greatly desired by most boys, and is  quite an improvement to- , any one,  and very often when they fall short  in this respect a friend will accost  them with the remark, --'Why, if you  walk like this now, what will you do  when you ���������are my age?" at the same  time giving him a sounding' slap on  the shoulder. But perhaps they are  not^aware that no one, not even the  smartest >r*oldier' in the army, can  ,-hoid himself perfectly straight,  you try it. Place your" right  against the wall and then lift  left foot from the ground. Car  do it ,and keep straight? No.  fall over every time.  Just  \ leg  the  you  You  A   Pi������werk������������   I'rl noenn.  It is said that the Princess of Monaco is a most accomplisihed lady. She  speaks nearly every European language with facility, has all the musi-  &\{1 8012.1   JOU.   JO   q-UafB:*.   pUT3   S^SB-*!    \V0  Jews���������and paints with much artistic skill. A London writer stated  recently that the Princess would  gladly close the Casino and restore  Monaco to a decent reputation, but  she is powerless in the matter, for  the Casino Company holds a lease  and -contract which." do not expire  'till  -1913.  How the Giant Indians of Tlerra del  FHego Get Their Wive*.  Dr. Frederick A. Cook tells of a little  known race of aborigines in an article in  The Century Magazine on "The Giant  Indians of Tierra, del Fuego," whom he  visited on the Belgian' antarctic expedition. Of their marriage customs he  writes:        ' ��������� ��������� :  Marriage, like almost everything Ona,  is not-fixed by established * rules. It, is'arranged and rearranged,from time to time.  . to suit the convenience of ^the contracting  parties. Women generally'have very'little to say about it. Tlie bargain is made  almost'solely by the men,. and ..physical  .force is the principal bond of union.*'For  ages the strongest bucks have been *ac-  customed to steal women from neighboring tribes and from neighboring plan's of  their own tribe. , The Onas, being by far  the most .powerful-Indians, have thus  been able to capture and retain, a liberal  supply of wives. A missionary who has  been in constant contact with these. Indians for 30 years has given it as his  opinion that a plurality of wives is entirely satisfactory to their peculiar emotions and habits of life.  The relation to one another of the women who possess but one husband in  common in the family wigwam is,of novel interest. ,As a rule, they are no more  jealous .than are the children in a civilized home circle. The principal reason for  this, is that the several wives are often  Bisters. A young man takes by force, by  mutual agreement or by barter the oldest  daughter of a family. If he proves himself a good hunter and a kind husband,  the wife persuades her sister to join her  wigwam and share her husband's affections. Frequently when a girl-is* left an  orphan she is taken into'a family! and  trained to * become the supplementary  wife of her benefactor in'after years. In  the* hut each wife has, her-.own assigned  position; .always resting in' exactly the  same spot, with all of uher,, belongings  about her. The wealth of the household  is not common to all the occupants. Each  woman has; her own. basket of .meat fragments or shellfish, her own bag with implements," needles, sinews and bits of.  fur, and each wife has her own" assehi-*  blage of children.       * ;  The work of the man is strictly limited  to  the chase.     He  carries  his  bow  and  quiver of arrows, and his eye is ever on  the   horizon   for  game,   but   he   seldom  stoops .to anything like manual labor that  is not connected with the actual necessities of the-chase.   He kills the game, but  the  wife must carry ' it into camp.    In  moving,   the,  women   take   up - all   their  earthly   possessions,   pack' them   into   a  huge roll, and with, this firmly strapped  across their .backs they follow the unincumbered lead of their brave but ungal-  *lant  husbands.    Thus the women carry  day after day, not only all the household  -furniture, but the children and the portable portions of the house.    The wqpien  certainly  have all the uninteresting detail and the drudgery of life heaped upon  them, but they seem to enjoy it.    In defense of the-men it should be said that  'they   are  worthy  husbands.,   They  will  fight fiercely to protect their homes, and  they  will guard-the  honor of their women with their own blood.    It is a crying  sin of the advance of Christian civilization,, that this red man of the far south  should be compelled to lay down' his life  at the feet of the heartless palefaced invaders to shield the honor of his home.  THE CENSOR.  A South Carolina man left all his money to a girl .who had rejected him. ��������� What  a touching mark of .gratitude!���������Denver  Post.  Who says the year 1900 isn't a jubilee ,  year? ' It is now.announced that Easter  bonnets this spring will be cheaper than  ever before.       '-','��������� >  The  British   authorities, are  throwing  some-pretty large and elegant bouquets-  at the troops from Canada and ,the other  colonies.   Foxy Britons!     '        ' '     "  One .of-the-London weeklies'calls the-  United   States   "Dollaropolis"   and   the  term is rather pat too. . But a $2,000,-  000,000 country doesn't mind being called ..  names by her envious sisters.���������New York  Mail and Express..  The captain of the Yale'football team ,  has warned all aspirants to attend to"  their regular work if they expect to do'  well in athletics. If this' sort' of thing ,  goes on, a place on one of the teams will  mean as much "as the posscssiou of a de-  , gree.  Americans may not now be called "doc-,  tors',' in Prussia without-,a special permit,  from the Prussian government. If Teutons visiting this country were prohibited  from styling themselves "counts," the retaliation would be a fearful and' far-"  reaching'one. Y _-        * ' - -  That Brooklyn financier who agreed to  pay interest at the rate of" 520 per cent a  'yeai admits that he had the names of  17,000 depositors on his' books when he'.  put up'the shutter's. Centuries come and -  go. but human credulity maintains a  steady average.���������St., Louis Globe-Democrat. ,  tf  PERT PERSONALS.  Wline  Cook*  fi~t rr������'������lft.  At Queen Victoria's table an odd  custom, which originated at the time  of George II.; is preserved. As/, each  dish" is placed upon the table the  name of the cook who prepared it is  announced.  A Remarkable Building-.  The tabernacle at Salt Lake City is.  In respect to Its acoustic properties,  the most remarkable place of worship  inthe world, it is constructed to hold  25,000 people, yet it is possible for a  person standing at one��������� end to distinctly hear the sound of a pin dropped into  a hat at the other, a test of its curious  power to convey sound which is offered  to every stranger" who''is shown over  the building. ���������  '  A  Perfect  Gentleman,  "So you proposed to Miss De Vere!"  exclaimed Miss Cayenne.  "Yes." answered Willie Washington,  "yesterday evening."  "What did she, say?"  "I don't remember. I heard her tell  a friend she was going to see how  many proposals she could get this season, and I thought it would only be polite of me to help out."���������Washington  Star.  Red Tnpe In tbe Erislisli Nnvy,  The late Rev. E. L. Berthon told me  what he describes as one of his saddest  experiences. He had succeeded in exhibiting his collapsible boat in 1852 to  the queen and the prince consort at Osborne, and he said he was silly enough to  think that with such patronage his course  was clear.  The lords of the admiraJty sent for him.  He was received coldly. They asked the  price of cutters, as her majesty wished  his boats to be tried. Long afterward an  admiral who was present at the interview  between the inventor and the admiralty  board told him that he had hardly shut  the door when one of the sea lords said:  " (that parson and his.boats!    They  shall never come into the navy!"  They were tried, however, and answered well, but the inventor received a letter  from the secretary of the admiralty as  follows: "Sir���������Your boats, having been  tried in her majesty's navy, are found to  be useless." .  The old man's boats are now commonly  emplbj'ed nnd are fitted oh almost every  first class ship that goes to sea. They;  are largely used in the navy.���������London  Chronicle.  An enterprising reporter- has hunted up  Mr.' Carrie'.���������SV*". Catt. He has done nothing to deseryeit'.T^Mjnrieapolis Journal.'  SorrowfuL'Johnson   is  the  name' of a  citizen of'a: north Georgia, county.. That  name- will ..keep'.him   from   running  any  Dolitical risks.���������Atlanta' Constitution..  1    Miner Patti displayed $1,250,000 worth  of   diamonds   at   a, reception   the   other  "evening.    How many fond farewells that  collection   of- carbon   represented!���������Minneapolis Times. r *      .  The. kaiser's play, in the opinion of its  Berlin  audience,  "too palpably glorifies"  a Hoheuzollern.   William slops over'family  glorification wherever he goes.���������New  York Press.  General Buller must not take to himself toe much credit for the relief cf Ladysmith.    He had Richard  Harding Davis with, him when the/tide of British for- ,  tune turned.���������Troy Record.  Poor  "Ruddy"  Kipling,  so' ferociously  attacked by Marie Corelli. doubtless believes  more  firmly   than  ever  that  "the.  law that sways my-lady's ways is mysterious to me."���������St. -Louis RepublicP * ���������   -  -Hero Bill Anthony is to get''a. granite'  monument after failing to .Cnd an opportunity to make" a living..   He is not the<  first hero who has asked for bread and  received - a   stone.���������St.    Louis   Post-Dispatch.        . '   ��������� ' ' '.      '   '"  Count-Boni Gould Castellane's fine self '  restraint in preparing to begin a libel suit  instead of destroying De Rodays at once,  as he seemed about to do. was perhaps  not unexpected by the Parisians. ��������� St.  Louis Post-Dispatch.  THE  ROYAL  BOX.  Emperor William of Germany has asked his reichstag to have his salary increased $1,000,000 a year. His present  yearly income is $8,401,238.  . The Grand Duke of Luxemburg will be  .S3 in July, yet he is as keen and active  a sportsman as any to be found in his  little country. He has a standing army  of 325 men.  When the Prince of Wales alludes to  his mother, his royal highness always  uses the words, "My mother, the queen."  The Duke of York he invariably refers to  as "My son, the Duke of York."  Queen Victoria has five maids to assist  at her toil.et���������namely, three dressers and  two wardrobe women. The senior, who  has been many years with her majesty,  is especially charged with the task of  conveying orders, to different tradesmen.  The shah of Persia, on his way to the  Paris exposition, will visit The Hague,  an event to which the young queen looks  forward with no little apprehension, having heard much of the varied experiences  of other sovereigns on the occasion ot  the visits of the late shah.  KANSAS CITY.  The longest canal in the world Is the  Erie, In New York, extending from Albany to Buffalo, a distance of 381 miles.  The cost of construction was $52,540,-  800.  Among the  Poultry.   ���������  "Good morning. How do you do this  morningV" said the duck, meeting the  hen.  "None of your business," replied the  hen.    "You are no doctor."  "Quack!" squawked the duck'angrily.  "That's what I said," cackled the  ben.���������Detroit Free Press.  Each day in the year the owners of  slot   machines in  New  York city purchase  1.000 pounds of chocolate with  1 which to fill the machines.  A Worldly DlscnsMion.  Near Whitsett. this state, some of the  .colored brethren had a discussion in the  meeting house as to whether or not "de  worl' tu'n roun." There was considerable  "coutendiu" for and against, but the testimony of an old colored deacon was conclusive.    He said:  "Dey's no sich t'ing ez de worl' tu'nin  over���������no. sich t'ing. I tell you! E.f dat  wuz de case, wouldn't all de water in de  sea spill out w'en de sea git upside down?  Answer me dat now! En, fuddermo',  could you hoi' yo' balance ez hit tu'ned  over?"  Here a somewhat learned brother interrupted with:  "Fer de Lawd sake, deacon, don't you  know nuttin 'bout de contraction er graduation?"  "No, suh, I don't!" thundered the deacon. "Will you please splain ter de  meetin what is contraction er graduation?"  "Well," replied the brother who had interrupted him, "I did know once 'pon a  time, but danged ef I ain't done fergit."  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  The wife of the Kansas City hotel man  will spend the summer in Paris and the  Riviera after the Democratic-'convention  is over.���������Minneapolis Journal. .���������'"-.-,., ���������  People who don't like the terms and accommodations of the Kansas City hotels  during the convention season can stop at  the packing houses.���������Milwaukee Sentinel.  The main purpose of securing' this convention is to advertise Kansas City. We  must house the crowds well and faed  them well. And, most important of all,  we must not rob them.���������Kansas City  Journal.  Another reason for holding the Democratic national convention in Kansas City  was to give the delegates and visitors a  chance to see the only town in the universe where the people go downstairs to  take the cars on an elevated street railway.""'  ���������si  1  h  1  m  NAVAL NOTES.  Jack���������I hear you lost a lot of money  on Wall street while you were drunk.  Tom���������I wasn't drunk, but the stocks  I bought took a drop too much.���������Boston Journal.  It Is an open question as to whether  indecision or rashness has assisted ua  to ma!-1-, Mie greater number of mia-  tftkes.  Half a million dollars will be spent on  the Olympia. While there is no work  ahead for it, it is felt that.it has earned  a new dress.���������Boston  Transcript.  The Kearsarge has gone into commission four years and one month after the  contract was signed, and this was comparatively quick, work*���������St. Louis Globe-  Democrat.  The intention of the navy department  to employ the Topeka, the Dixie and the  Buffalo in the training service and to  commission a flotilla of torpedo craft for  summer maneuvers is indicative of a  wise change in the theories hitherto governing this important  duty.���������New  York THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  AT LONO  RANGF      ������  Bow He Decided  to   Block  Denaley'a  / Little Game.  ,   "Dat'Mistah Beasley's gwine.to he-a  inighty   onpop'iar .white   man...in   dis  neighborhood, I can jes'. tell you, Mis-  tab Brown.", -���������    ���������   .  '' /'How so, Mistah Simmons?"    ���������-'  ." 'Case I dun heah he's gone, an  bought- one o' dem furrin guns dat'll  shoot plum''two miles an nevah miss."  "Well, s'posin' he has?"    *  "S'posin he has!' Why, look heah,  niggah. Some night ,I might - wanter  visit his chicken coop, an aftah I'm  gone he ���������night'" ctuie out an mosey  roun' an ���������<��������������������������� my feetprints ,in de mud,  an deii 1.    . say:  " 'Dar siin't rjut one niggah In de  county got t'eets like does 'ems, an  dat's Pete Simmons.'  "Den he'd go back in do house an git  dat gun an, kind o' carelesslike, point  it -off in de direckshun** o' my cabin,  two miles away, an say:'  " 'Well, heah goes for dat ole chickin  lifter!' an den pull de' triggah.    An jes'  as, like as not dat bullet .would come  **��������� erlong  'bout de'time   I'd   git,.home���������  pickiii   a   cuiclvin,   mebby���������ah   smash  ,/trob Ide   wall  an   teai\ de   chickin  to  .pieces an bust.in de face o' de clock an  smash de stutfin out o' do chimbley an  skitter-troo de wall'an mebby kill de  dog an kick ovah de beehive! Dat ain't  "what I "call cfvulfssed doings���������no, sah.  ���������ft   But I'll git eveu wif 'urn!" '        ,  "How you gwlne do it, Mistab Sim-  mpns?" o. ' :.  * ~"l'jes' won't go'a' step* neah his ole  chickin coop���������not a step, you'in Ind nie!  No,,sah!"���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.   : 1*  AN END T^'BILIOUS-HEADACHE.  ���������Biliousness Which Is caused by- excessive bile in  the stomach,   has a marked  - effect upon the nerves, and often manifests iteelf by severe  headache:     This  is  the mostx- distressing headache one. cy  have.   ' There are ��������� headaches  from cola,  from fever and from other causes, but'the  * most excruciation  of all  ia, the * bilious  headache.-     Parmelee's  Vegetable'Fills  - will cure it���������cure it almost immediately,  , It  will disappear * as   soon  as  the' Pilh>  operate.- , There is nothing surer  in' the  i treatment of bilious headache. ~  Talented or Otherwise.  "  "Billy Bobbs can't be much of a business man."  *  ."Why not?" .  '. "His wife says when anybody gives  . him a message for her down town he  .remembers to .give , It'"to her-when he,  gets home."���������Detroit Free Press. '.,   -  * , i  i.     *    .-��������� - -  *  SKEPTICISM. ��������� This is unhappily an  age of skepticism, but there is one point  , upon which persons acquainted with the subject agree, name'**, that Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil is a medicine which can be relied  upon to cure a cough, remove pain", heal  eores of various kinds, and 'benefit any in-  * flamed portion of the body to which it is  applied*.  Do Not  Pay Cash^-  W SCRIP FOR DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT-  If you have payments less than $80 to  make at any Dominion "Lands Office send us  the-amount, less 20 per cent.,-and we will  make the payment and return the' Land  Office receipt to you. Write for prices for  large payments. *"    ,  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, w.nmipeq  Tbe Wretched N������.  ..paper Man.  In every city of the'land the newspaper man is an outcast. He- knows  more people to be a stranger to than  any other-being in tbe world. He has  'no holidays. His Christmas is the record of other men's joys. His Thanksgiving is a restaurant^ Even the Fourth  of July and Sunday, servants of the  commonest man, refuse him their  cheer. The Fourth of July is the day  he must be in every place at once, because everything is happening, and  Sunday is'the day be must make things  up, because,nothing is happening. t.  His labors are our pleasures. He  gets his vacation by doing another  mail's -work and earns his living by  watching* other people live. The very  days and the nights turn their natural  bacKs^upon him. The lamp is his sun  by night, and the curtain is his night  by day,' and he eats his supper in the  morning. His business Is the reflection of life. He is the spirit behind  the mirror. .What is left to us is right  to him, and right is left. Sometimes  fright side up is upside down.  The world is all awry to thec newspaper man. It whirls across the hours  in columns, now in one edition' and  now in another, but it'heeds him nevei  in return. He Is a spectator. Tbe  show passes -before his face���������a shut  out, unsharing face. He lives as the  years go on, a, notebook ' under the  stars, and when the notebook is scribbled out* he dies.���������Gerald Stanley Lee  in Atlantic.  ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  A rich, sandy loam that Is well drained is one of the best for potatoes.  In selecting trees or plants it is always best to select young, healthy  ones. "  -It is a good plan to plant a tree of  some kind in every corner or waste  place. '        ~~  One serious objection .to mulching  year after year is that it has a tendency to bring the'roots uearthe surface.  In the spring especially there is no  economy in setting out trees or plants  when the soil cannot be worked into a  good tilth.  Sprinkle a good dressing, of copperas  under the grapevines as a remedy for  mildew. It will at least help and prevent if it does not entirely cure it  In all pruning' care should be taken  to train every tree to shade its own  trunk. Let there be symmetry and  uniformity in the growth o'f the limbs.  * Strong" .soapsuds applied with a  broom or whitewash brush is one of  the best washes for fruit trees and if  properly applied will aid materially in  destroying lice.  Bakers' Bad  Backs.  Pnclclnff For Movlnv.  'If  you   will   only   pack  things  In  small boxes," says the woman who  knows how to move, "you will have  the men who move you in a comparatively beatific state of mind; books,  for instance. It is strange, but every  woman who has books to move immediately gets the biggest box she can  find for them. Books are heavy anyway, and big boxes are liable to break  with their weight, and it is almost im-  They will fit  just as well into small, square boxes  in which packages of starch or oatmeal have come, and they will pack  into the moving van- better, 'and the  men can handle great numbers ��������� of  them with little trouble."���������New York  Times.    Y '.  A Humorous Proceeding:.  "I am sure burglars are trying to get  into the house," said Mrs. Blink.  "Well." answered old Blink .sleepily,  "if burglars enter this house the joke  will be. on them."���������Philadelphia North  American.  It may be only a trifling cold, but neglect it and it will fasten its fangs in your  lungs, and you will soon be carried to an  untimely grave. In this country we have  sudden changes and must expect to have  coughs and colds. We cannot avoid them  hut We can effect a cure by using Bickle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup, the medicine  that has never been known to fall in curing coughs, colds,' bronohitis and all  affections of the throat, lungs and chest.  Lifelike Portrait.  The Artist���������Isn't it perfect in expression? ,  Tbe Critic���������Perfect. You have even  caught her look of disgust at the smell  of paint.���������Indianapolis Press.  A Rtnlc to Take.  "Would you undertake, to select 40  rniinont liliM'iiry Anieric-ms for. an  ��������� nciKhwiiy of immortals?"  "Not unless I wanted to hi������ mobbed  by tjie other 40.01)1)." -Chicago Record  Miiiard's Liniment Cnres Colds, Etc.  .      Cure For Insomnia.  ' ������������������ "There's only one way to get rid of  insomnia," said the facetious doctor.  "And that?" queried his patient.  "Go to sleep and forget about it"���������  Philadelphia Press.        ,  Minaifs Liniment Cures DinMeria,  Mutual.  McJigger���������Markley seems to think  Borem bright. There was a time when  he detested the fellow.  Thingumbob���������I know, but he's changed his mind. . Borem remarked to me  the other day that he thought Markley  one of the cleverest men he had ever,  met. and I took occasion to repeat it  to Markley.���������Philadelphia Press.  Miiiard's Liniment Cures Garget in Gows.  -   * The.Emergency Clerk*  1 "L-ran acrpss a* clerk here who is  worth "his",weight in gold, or, at least,  In gold bricks," said a guest at one of  the hotels. "If I was In business In  New Orleans, I would get that man if  "I had to chloroform and-abduct him.  ��������� The way* I discovered his merits 'was  this: I was-standing in a store down  the street, waiting for my wife to decide what she' didn't want, when a  tailor made girl walked up and asked  'to see some golf clubs. The young  man behind ��������� the> counter showed her  several; "and* in''a*yfew moments- she  "found one' that suited her and went  away with it under her arm..  " 'Are there many plasters in New  Orleans?' I asked after she had gone.  " 'Oh, yes; quite a number!' replied  the clerk affably.  " 'Have you golf links here?' I continued, getting interested.  "A look of. real pain crossed the  young man's face. 'I am sorry,' he  said, 'very sorry, but the fact is we  sold our last golf links this morning.  However, we have ordered a new  stock.' he added, brightening up, 'and  they will be here in a few days. Which  did you wish, the plain or the���������er���������fancy links?'  4,A clerk like that is beyond price,  sir, perfectly Invaluable. Ten years  hence I expect to find him a merchant  prince." ��������� New Orleans Times-Democrat.  '        Two Vievra of tbe Same Man.  "Why did you take that man's case?"  the fresh graduate of the low school  asked after his father, the old attorney, had bowed a client out of the office. "There is no possibility that you  can win it for him. One glance at his  face shows that he is the briber and  all around rascal he is accused of being."  "Is that so?" the old man replied.  "I'm sorry to hear it���������really sorry. I  wish I had known it."  "Why, you must have been able to  see for yourself if you are any judge of  character at all."  "I  am  usually pretty good at such  things, but I must confess that I didn't  notice It in this case.    In fact, I didn't  see his face at all."  ' "Didn't see his face!"  "No. He had a wallet In his hand  that took my eye. Now you go to work  ancl copy off that brief, and after this  if you want to learn the business watch  me, not the other fellow's face."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  GBEAT THINGS FROM LITTLH  CAUSES GROW.���������It takes very lfttle to  derange the stomach. The cause may  be slight, a cold, something eaten or  drunk,, anxiety, worry,������.or some .other  simple cause. But if'precautions be not  taken, this simple cause may have most  serious consequences. Many a chronically  debilitated constitution today owes its  destruction to simple' (causes not dealt  with in time. Keep the digestive apparatus in healthy condition and all *a*i'l be  well., Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are  better than any other for the purpose.  .We little know the toll and  hardship that those who make  the "Staff of Life"undergo.  Long hours in superheated ] possible to move them  and poorly,ventilated workrooms is hard on the system,  gives the kidneys < more work than they  can properly do, throws poison into the  system that should be carried off by these  ' delicate niters.   Then the back gets bad���������  Not much use applying liniments and  plasters.   You must reach the Kidneys to  eure the back.    DOAN'd Kidney Pills  cure all kinds of Bad Backs by restoring  the Kidneys to healthy action.,  Mr.' Walter Buchanan,  who has conducted a bakery in Sarnia, Ont., fortbi  past 15 years, says:  " For a number  of years  previous to   talcing  Doan'i Kidney Pills I suffered a great deal from  acute pains across the small of my bock, pains in  the back of my head, dizziness, weary feeling and  general  debility.   From  the first few  do*es  of  Doan's .Kidney Pills I commenced to improve, and  I have continued  until I am to-day a well man.  [ have.not got a pain or ache about me. My head ii  clear; the urinary difficulties all gone; my sleep is  refreshing and my health Is better now than for  r������a~a."  I-A "TOUCANA "'reliance CIGAR  L,A      lUatAHA,     FACTORY, Montreal  Farm Lands  For Sale in All Parts of the  Province.   Write for Lists.  NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  SCRAPS OF SCIENCE.  "Water boils and vaporizes at 212'degrees F. above zero, while liquid air boils  and vaporizes at 312 degree's-below zero.  It is estimated that r-in the streets of  an average city there are* about 3,000  bacteria to the cubic yard of air and in  a hospital'ward or where'there is sickness as many as 80.000.  Tt has been observed that artesian wells  hare" a daily period of ebb. and flow as  well as the ocean' tides, on lj*( the.* process  is-reversed.*. TheUime of ** greatest, flow  of an artesian well is the period of low  tide in the ocean.  WEAK, FAINT FEELINGS.  Serious Conditions that Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills can  Readily Cure.  (*""' " ,        '  One of the indications of serious heart  trouble is the sensation of'weakness or  faintuess that comes on at times. ���������  Sometimes it is simply a' dizzy feeling  that passes off, or it maybea state "of unconsciousness with bands and feet' cold  and countenance  ghastly pale. ,'  These symptoms indicate a  weakened heart.  They are unmistakable evidences  of the engine of  life breaking  down.  Now there'  only one reliable  remedy for restoring strength and vitality  to weakened heaft3 and relieving all the  distressing symptoms. It is Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  Tho case of Mrs. A. Stratton, Frederio-  ton, NpB., amply proves this. Here is  her statement: ,  "I suffered very much from an impoverished condition of the blood, coupled  with extreme nervousness. A dizzy sensation on arising quickly or coming down  stairs, often troubled me, and my breath  was so short that I could not walk up  stairs. The least exertion caused my  heart to flutter and palpitate violently  and I sometimes felt a smothering sen*  sation on going to sleep.  I doctored back and forth for my weakness, but I got no relief from any medicine  until I tried Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills, and I ean say that they helped me  wonderfully. Sometimes' my face and  arms would swell and puff, but all these  troubles wpeedily yielded to the restoring  influences of Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills, and I am now strong and well. I  lid not use them loug until I regained the  blessing of healthful, refreshing sleep and  it will always be a pleasure to me t������  raoozximand thatn t* others."  Mutual Reg-reta.  "Your, refusal' Miss-Quickstep," the  young man said, '.'wounds me deeply,  but you cannot deprive me of the rec-  ' ollection. of the many happy hours I  have passed in your company."  "I shall remember them with sincere,  pleasure,' too, Mr.* Spoonamore, believe  me," she replied. "No young man of  my acquaintance has ever brought me  as delicious chocolate creams as you  have."���������Chicago' Tribune.  There never .was, and never will be, a unl-  versal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������the very nature of many  curatives being such that were the germs of  other and differently seated" diseasee 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  state, a remedy for many and grievous ills.  By ite gradual and 'judicious use the frailest  systems, are- led -into convalescence and  strength by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives. It relieves  the drooping spirits,of those with whom a  chronic state of morbid despondency and  lack of interest in life is. a disease, and, by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to eound  and refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor to the  action of the blood', which, being stimulated,  courses throughout the veins, strengthening  the healthy animal functions of-the system,  thereby making activity a necessary result,  strengthening {the frame, and giving life to  the - digestive organs, which naturally demand increased substance���������result,'improyed  appetite. ��������� Northrop <fc, Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superio:' Qui-'  ' nine Wine at the usual rate, and, gauged by  the opinion of ' scientists, this wine' approaches nearest perfection of any in the  vket.   All druggists sell it. -  Mauufiiotured by THOS. "LEE, Winnipeg.  THE KHEDIVE  RED CROSS  LA HISPANA and  POLLY PERKINS  t  Are Fare Havana Filled'  CIGARS. \  ���������" *��������� > *       ~  They're made for men who enjoy a fragrant and sweet smoke.  Obtainable at'all good, dealers everywhere.'  OXYDONOR.  When the doctors giva you up���������Try aa  Oxydonor.   It is better .and cheaper than  Soing to California, as it furnishes purest of  Ixygen to the system by nature's .laws, dis.;  covered by Dr. Sanche. Sub-dealers wanted  in each town in Manitoba. Address W.T.  Gibbins, Grain Exchange,* Winnipeg. Mr.  John, Buller, Winnipegosis. - writes: "Your  Oxydonor isa wonderful thing and has made  a new man of me. I --have also cured one >  man in eight .hours of a bad case of lum.  bago." We have dozens of similar testL  monials..  Catholic Prayer ^cmx^'scS:  ulars.ReligiouB Pictures. Statuary, and ChuroB  Ornaments, Educational Works. "Mail orders re������  ceive prompt attention. J), & J, Sadller & CO..Montreal  SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE  IN ALL BUSINESS SUBJECTS  No midsummer holidays.   Now is the time to  prepare for a situation in the busy season.  Full particulars on application.  a. W.lDONAID, Sec.  N. B.���������"We assisted over 100 of our students to  positions during the past five months.  W. N. U.    269  ay  /LflAjs  *  Wliy He Remains a Bootblack.  ���������"Connecticut has a bootblack -who  can quote Vingil, Horace and Homer."  "That's another splendid proof of the  folly of neglecting tbe fundamental  principles of a common school education."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Mliiarfl's Liniment Cures Distemoer.  An Unwelcome Visitor,  While    camped    in    the    Wallapai  mountains recently there came to my  camp from off the Santa Pe Pacific an  English   overland   tourist,   and,   after  passing    the    usual    salutations    and  greetings, the stranger proposed to join  the desert express train of burros and  try   his   luck   prospecting.     The   first  camp  was  made.at   Maggie  Springs,  where stood an old miner's cabin.    In  the morning he proposed to help cook  breakfast and built a rousing fire in  the old fireplace of the cabin and started  to  fry  the  bacon.    All at once a  startled expression came from the embryo cook, and, turning quickly, I discovered a large king snake sizzling in  the frying pan.    The chimney getting  hot  had dislodged  his snakeship. and  down  he came  into  Yuma (A. T.) Sun.  tbe hot grease.���������  PUBLIC NOTICE  Shorey 's Cloth ing is sold by Reliable Dealers  only others cannot buy it, consequently you can be sure  it is as represented,  H. Shorey & Co.,   Montreal.  All Woo! Business  %i  <! > ,i.i  '*���������������'. > l  % '���������*,<  - -n ,}i  Y'Y  y"Y'l  ���������"* j'**"1" I  '*���������     *r   I  V.-41  r      -   -   s,-A  -   - ��������� J,&v  . Y -M  . *���������* -,;v!'?l  ; ���������; - -m  "' - Y''"Y'[  "' ��������� <;'-*: -|l  YY***T  **, ,->������  * ���������   --'i-|  * V ! YYifl  . '  ; ��������� **M  -   r      t   ,vu     f  .* .a-'-.';  Ji!\  Y������!  ' Y ~������$|  ; 9 ".���������.*���������  ���������;mi  .    *OI  "Vv'l  *.y I  V "v| -J.UJILVK*  |(  IP  ^JPyiUC GRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR POWDER  -Highest Honors, World's Fair  ,Qold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Baking* Poivdei    containing:  ��������� j������liin*i.   Tliey aro injuriouo to health  THE CUMBERLAND NE\VS  TSSUBD EVERY  TUESDAY.  TO. 3B. Hnfcerson, iSfcttor.   .  iW Advertisers -who -want their ad  changed, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Subscribers     failing      \a   receive     Tjik  N "v** regularly will coi>fui- a faycr by   uoa-,  f  fying   the  office.  ,Job "Work Strictly C. O. D.  "Transient Ads Cash, in Advance.  For the Women and the  Children' cJT  the  Empire.  * TUESDAY, JUNE 19th,  1900. .  Tlie   political   phases     alter  so  ���������rapidly nowadays that  it   is  hprd  ^work-keeping up with the cnanges.  On the top of the  intelligence that  p,n Opposition convention was to be  held in Vancouver Monday,* comes  the announcement that Mr.  Martin  "JijicTresigned and that   Lieut.-Gov.  McJnnes had   suddenly   and   un-  pxpectedly called on Mr. Dunsmuir  "to form a Cabinet.    It would   seem-  that His Honor had taken   time by  the forelock and made his  play before the'possibility of   the   convention making their wi*-h   known   as  to the leader.    However, now   thai  Mr. Mackintosh has  been   rlefe-Ued  he  could   not   have   called   on   a  .-stronger man .with following to put  things in ship shape   order, and we  ha ye no hesitation in   saying   that  Mr. Dunsmuir will form his   Cabi-  pet with material approved   of  by  majority of the   Opposition.     The  latest news tells us that Mr. Eberts  has been   sworn   in   as   Attorney-  General and Mr. J. H.   Turner   as  Minister of ^Finance, ��������� than   whom  no better  choice could   havo . been  made.     Eberts has  served in that  capacity so Jong   that  the  routine  ���������^vork is as learned lesson   to him,  while his brilliancy on the platform  and his sound and  extraordinarily  quick   comprehension   of l .matters  political   have   marked   him   as.a,  leading statesman of our  Province.'  Hon. Mr. Turner's career is so  well and favorably known that  pomment is unnecessary. He is  without exception the raan best  fitted in B. ; C. to-day to fill the  office of Finance Minister, Thoroughly conversant with routine  work, with the money market, with  politics generally, and besides having an unblemished reputation and  moreover- the welfare of the Province at heart, the, choice cannot fail  to. meet the approbation of the  masses. Nothing further is known  at present, beyond the fact that at  the convention yesterday, an unani-  ynous vote was passed to ask for tho  resignation of the Licut.-Governor,  ?i.nd that the convention was still  iu session. No doubt to-day's advices will give us full particulars of j  ^he "result pi the conference. !  A    new     society    ca'led    "The  Daughter^ -.of   the Empire,"   with,  junior branches called "Children of  j  'he   Empiie,'   has   recently  been  j lorn.ed in Canada.    Its object is to  make a great golden chain of   patriotism   throughout    the   country,  brii ging the won en find  the cliihl-  a-n into touch  with each   other by  means of small clubs called "Chapters," which are being   started   a 1  i ver the world.    The clubs   are  of  two kii.ds, either cf  grown-up   Women; or of children guided h}' their  older friends.    The -meetings   takes  pl.n-e once a month, in each others'  nouses, when a nice little  patriotic,  programme is enjoyed.    Each cluq  has ns /lag   aud   is   badge.   . The  badges a)e made from a  special de-  t-ign, which has been legisiered, and  will be worn   all   over   ihe world.  This federation has already  spread  over the  other   colonies,   and' has  taken lootin England, and among  British   residents   in   the   United  Slates.    (Single  members   may en--  roll   individually.        We   hcartily  ijummend it to. our-readers.    Every  woman and every child in Canada  ought to  be a member.      For   further information, and a pretty card  of instructions, write to the   Sucre-,  tary, Mits. Clark Murry, 340 Wood  Avenue, Montreal.  Oh! What do you ihink of Joe Martin,  Now what can you make ot old Joe?  He    was,  laughing-   quite   he.-tiiy as   he  bust up   his party.  But now he has gone clown below*.  Two   blue   jackets    walking 'on  Government street.   Victoria, a few  days ago, summed   up   England's  strength thus: *'���������ang tne   Continental Powers anywa}7*!    Wot,    lick  England?-    Why, they have been a  twistin'of the  bloomin'   lion's*tail,  for years, they 'ave, and   a twisting  of it up i ito   bloomin.1    'ard   knotb.  and now they bloomin' well tri.es to  sol down on 'tr, and they jolly wel  finds out that   the   -bluoinfii' Lon'?  siot pups, .wot   can   bloomin'  well  bite, she 'as."  .EL"  London, June IS.���������Despatch from Shanghai saya an engagement has taken ylace between the forces of the combined fleets ancl  the fores atTaltu.- Tuo uombiued forces oc-  eupierl the torts yesterday after exploding  the magazine. 'Cne British gun boat Alla-  gauy was damaged and two. of her ,officers  and four men wounded. Japan and Ilu.ssia  are reported to be laiid'-og a large force of  troops. Admiral Seymour has returned to  Tien Tsen, having failed to .reach the Pekin  Legation. The situation is critical. Tho  9-h Infantry of United States has been or"  dered to Ghinj, with, all speed. JaDan is  sending *2000 troops.  New York, June IS.���������The extreme gravity of Chinese criais in British Government  is shown by decision to detach a section of  10,000 men composed of infantry, artillery  and a uiego train from Natal of Sir Red-  vers Buller'a forces for immediate despatch  to China.  Following from Buller: Laing's Nek,  June IS.���������"Many private houses in Natal  have bean wrecked by enemy in Volksrust,  ' wo miles eff, but in the Transvaal every  house was intact."  '%*#.  '<���������-���������'> ���������*���������"  a  ������  & GO'  rti������rf)  I' !���������  "4  *1  ft  Yil  we will  ������������s- Hi*������  afore im litis sale.  ;tii  A  \J  Mens' calf bals $2.50  Sale price   $1.: 75  Mens' drab   canvas  bicycle: bals $2.00  wnwamjjj'W ������  Mens' pit shoes,' regular $2.25, without  nails, sale price ������1.50.  ���������unMnfAa  Mens'     nailed     pit  shoes    regular   $2.50,  sale-price $1.75   -  25     pairs   womens  split bals, regular 1.25  sale price   80   cents  Boys' fine shoes sizes  n-13 regular $1.75,  sale price $1.25  Misses glove grain  shoes, lace and button,  worth $ 1.7 ^ sale price  1.2*;  . vill  Y'l  ��������� *        . I  Misses Oxfords $1.25 ||  ~mt*mm*mmmm^mm^mmmmWmmmMmWmmmmWmmm^mmmm^mmmmlmmmmmmmmmWmmBWmmmmm*mmmmmmmmmmm - V ' I  "- **1*1  Womens' dongolabut-f  ton, worth $2.56, sblef  V ' -     i#  price $1.90  '���������'4  Wcmens dorigola but-,,  ton, sale price $1.50.  Infants'     slippers  >idj  cents  Children's   ironclad!  sho :s $1.00  J'  'if  ;,CX}JSiBERLAND, P>. C.  POLITICAL NEWS.  t  * , *   *  Victoria, June 16 ���������Hon. Jas. Dunsmuir  was sworn in as Premier and President of  Council last night. Hon. D. "M. Elx rts as  Attorney General and Hon. J. PL Turner  as "Minister of Finance. Tbe three other  Cabinet officers will be rilled by representatives of Mainland constituencies.  Victoria, June IS ���������S. Perry Mills got  his reward for support of Government, for  among its last acts was to issue a patent to  him as Q  0.  Vancouver, Ju* e IS.���������The Cassiar election returns received as fallows, Clifford  2SG, 1 rviug 240, Siaples 237, Godfrey 188.  Bella Coola and Haselton to hear fiom.  Vancouver, June 18.���������Convention passed  unanimous resolution asking for resignation  of McTnne*, Still in session.  WALLERiPARTRIDGi  ��������� n  Wm\ fnli iffol: AWa\  MEN   WANTED.  500 white miners   and   helpers  for the Wellington Extension  and Comox mines, to supercede  all the Chinese in our mines.  Apply at once to the- managers  of the said mines, Wellington  Colliery Co., Ltd.  Wellington Colliery Co., Ltd  ^^^������"������=g3'^^  1  imited  i ability  ESTABLISHED 1859-   -DEALERS IN  ������������������  S  Hardware,     Tools,    Wagons,     Carriages,  | Farm Implements and Machinery.  ?a  -*'frnrrmnmirpnaiiiiMUMiiiiiiiMani ���������mwtmiiii  i Miners' Tools and Camp Outfits a Specialty,!  (9  mm   ilili ' uEiUbd  Here at last, it has   taken  some   time  to   eeJl  them from the factory, but we  are  now   open!  ing out   IOOO pairs of   mens'   boys'   ladie^f  misses and   chiklrens'  shoes,   and   prices   arj  * *"*1  away down.     Don't you   want a pair   for   tr#|  holidays?  it so we can suit you. ':  IITSPECTIOls]    IIST"V"ia?EID|  WALLER    &    PARTRIDgI  HAMMOCKS, BASEBALL, CRICKET,  LACROSSE, FISHING TACKLE, ,v  BOXING   GLOVES,  LAWN TENNIS*^  AND PUNCHING BAG  >$  THE   BEST QUALITY FLIES TRIED   A.i  HARDY BROS., PRICE $1.50 PER* DOZENJS  SENi?   IOB   A    SAMFiLE    DOZEN.  *(  Tisdalls Gun Store,   Vancouver, B.  J1  Goltajbia Floiiriqg Mills Go.  ENDERBY, B. C.  A Superior  Family' Flour.  | Massey-Harris $ Ivanhoe Bicycles,  ""nwawnotrtgawigr^r^  >������  VICTORIA.    VANCOUVER.    KAMLOOPS. Sr  >N  '^.^!SSS^il^re:^^S^e:ii:=^:/''- -feSc  Hungarian, Tiiibb Star  ters' s":: Superfine B^ lleatlets  i  10-10's  Per Gunnie. I|  R. P: R.ITHET& CO., Limited,  AGENTS,   ..���������������������������-   VICTORIA.  - -..- m

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