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Array KJSBBBSBflBSKBBBBSWKg?^^.  I  &'  lb.  ff *���������.  'i  fl\  t.< i  1'  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B. C. -SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd 1S00  Off the Wires  Children's Muslin Sun Hats.  Now that the hot weather is at hand  and your little girls need Summer  Head Wear, you will find it to your  advantage to, look in and see our  pretty Muslin Sun Hats.  Lace Curtains  We have just to hand a small lot of Lace  Curtains. They are entirely new in design and,special yalue at $2^50   a  pair.  Men's Shoes  We can show you  some   of the   nobbiest  Shoes in town at only $3.50 a pair.  i 1  ��������� * t ' ���������,  ' ' /  Stevenson'.& Co.  v&^?$ixi  UV-i'-Sstt?  A Carload  of those Excellent  .. HEINTZMAN PIANOS  Inclu d in one of their Magnificent  ..Baby Grands..  ARE     ON      EXHIBITION      AND     FOR     SALE      AT  M.W.Waitt& Co.'s  60 Go^eriwe-qt St-> Victoria.   "c" "V *"'  gSST-  Don't fail to get pur Terms  and  Prices "before  selecting  a piano.  for a Good ;S.pping: M^dicii^e  Try a bottle of Hood's Skrsaparilla.  I have a full stock of all the  Popular Medicines. . ... . .  THE JAPANESE.  Ottawa, May 31.'���������Anti-Japanese  Legislation of B. C. was under consideration to-day. Expected that  announcement of disallowance will  be forthcoming by end of week.  A GREAT DISCOVERY    '  Ottawa*,   May   31.���������Department  of Militia  made   agreat   find   last  ,night.'    A    document,   which    is  thought will set at.rest for all time  the title to Deadman's Island  was  unearthed in   one   of   the   pigeon  holes of Deputy   Minister's   office.  It appears that when B.C.  was   a  Crown colony, Sir James   Douglas  on being appointed . Governor,   received instructions to set apart certain   lands   as ��������� ^military ��������� reserve.  Sir  James  Douglas   duly   carried  out the order of the Crown with result that present reserve   at   Dead-  man's Island were   taken   out   by  Crown.    In. 1883   by ' a   dispatch  from war office, naval and military  reserve at ��������� Vancouver   was   deeded  over to Dominion and this dispatch  with plan of  properties,   including  Deadman's Island,,which the mil-  itia department has just found.  FROM VANCOUVER  Vancouver,' May     31.���������Reports  from Government .party .who .are  Dawson have had some thrilling  escapes from death in their - work  along the trail. F. E. Gobril saved  his life by swimming 100 yards in  water filledtwith floating ice.  Rumored that Mr. Maxwell. M:P.  will shortly assume the duties of  postmaster at Vancouver, the present encumbent being super-annuat-  ed somewhat prematurely to provide a reward for Mr. Maxwell's  brief political service to the Liberal  party.  A motion to increase saloon license fees from "$500 to $600 a year  was carried by the acting mayors  casting vote a council  meeting last  moat j  Five '  SOUTH   AFRICAN AFFAIRS.  Bloomfonten, Orauge Free State,  May   31.���������President     Kruger    of  South African Republic, Sir' Alfred  Milne, Governer  of  Cape   Colony,  m~  and British High Commissioner  for South Africa, have arrived 10  consider demands of Qitlanders.    '  GOLD.  Seattle, May, 31.���������Advices   from  Dawson state evidence   of   a   mo  wonderful output is recorded,  tuousand men aie waiting in, Dawson to take the first up river steamers.    Half of them   are miners who  have from $1000 to $50,000 each in  ���������"dust."      White Pass & Yukon  Ii.  R. ,Co., issued a bill   of   lading   on  more than $1,000,000 worth of gold  that is to come out oh   one   of   tlie  first   river   steamers.    Fully   2000  people and 1000 tons of freight are  at Lake Bennett waiting   for   first  steamers.     ,  HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS. *  Victoria, May 31.���������Sorby leaves  for Ottawa this   evening,  to interview Dominion Government regard  ing his proposed  harbor   improvement.  COAL SHIPMENTS.-  NTanaimo, * May   31.���������Following  are the foreign coal  shipments ' for  May:  Nanaimo, 47,012  Wellington,.,. 26,024  Nelson, June, 12���������Thirty-five meh^nit*  the Ymir mine to day in consequence of the'  management refusal to pay more than three,  dollars foj the eight hour day The company has about 800, tons of ore on the dump  so that the mill will run for some time if th������s  company gets men.to tram it.  * * DEATH. *      ' ���������     '  ���������   Now   Westminster,     Juue    1,      Bishop1**'  Ourieu, R. C. Bishop of New Westminster,  lied this morning.    He was in hie   sixtieth '  year. . , '   ',  'CASH. ''       .     *     Y  Cripple Creek, Colo. June, 1.���������The month  ���������f Alky was   a. record  breaker for this  di*  u*ict  tho   Gold  production   amounting  km  105,000 , .< .    . .      ��������� ,   '  i  ^Finest  -  pupplies.  quality     of      Stationery,.  TRY  School  night.  THE PLAGUE.  Hong   Kong,   May     31.���������Since  March 4th   there   have   been   484  * ���������   ���������   ���������    v v.*     ���������    ��������� ;  cases of plague in Hong Kong, and  436 deaths.    On Friday there were  8G eases.  THE DERBY.  London,1 May  31.���������Flying   Fox  won the Derby to-day.  TWO FIENDS.  Victoria, May 31.���������A particular's! y sad case is at .present receiving  -attention of police. Two boy*,  the.o'.dest oi whom is but 11 years  of age, it appears,'have been in the  habit of striking their mother, who  is paralized and helpless. The}**  would throw sticks, stones and  household effects at her sometimes  hurting her'bodily. The father is  away and the only daughter is out  at service.  FOR, SALE.���������A number of  yoxing pigs, difierent sizes. Berk-  shires. Wm. Lewis,  Courtenay.  Union,'. '���������*....   4,118'  BONDED ,GO0DS  Pj>rt.T6wnsend;* June 1-.���������Advices  from Alaska's.:y Collector of   Customs'at Skagway   having   trouble  over shipments  of   bonded   liquor  through that point.     Large quantity  of liquor  being   shipped    in  bond by way of Skagway to   Daw-  t-on&nd as   U. S.   convey   charges  are high  B. C. , shippers   knowing  that  prohibiting   restriction   laws  for Alaska will, end   on   July   1st.  Have allowed large   quantities   of  lixuor accumulate at bonded warehouses shipwers have appealed   in  in hope oi delaying   matters   until'  July 1st.  FLYING FOX WINS.  London, June 1.���������Flying Fox  which won the Derby yesterday,  was owned by the Duke of Westminster. The stakes wore 6,000  sovereigns.  THE FRASER.  "Vancouver,.June' 1.���������The   water  in the Eraser River has fallen'' considerably'during the last week. All  danger ef floods ia now at   an end.  PYRAMID HARBOR.  Washington, June 1.���������Respecting Canadian demand for possession of Pyramid Harbor on Lynn  canal. It may be stated thai position i-f U. S. Government is unchanged. Io does not recognize  any para'ell between Canadian  claim to Pyramid Harbor and U.  S. claim, Dyea and Skagway proportion from British side to declare  a neuiral step from Lynn Canal to  the Canadian line has not commended itself to the state department which fails to see why tlie U,  S. should surrender absolute title  to the territory belonging to U.   S.  EXECUTION.  Kamloops, 8���������Casimir was hanged this morning.   He met his death  calmly.  ��������� Mr. Lang, assayi'st,   has   gone   down   to '" |  Victoria last boat.  Mr. Mahrer of Nanaimo was at the, Cumberland this week-.- ' ���������*  '  ' * ������  '  Henry Rci-fie,' of   the . ILiien -Brewery;���������~\  came up on Wednesday.  ' "','������������������*  o ��������� I    '      -     .  ' *    I.  Mrs. and Miss Abrams were ' passengers '  on the down boat'this wee  . .  '  The officers of U' S, outter Perry came opt  from ths wharf on special car, Friday       '   Y".  Mrs. A. H. . Peacey has received from- '.  Ontario'the sad-news;of her father's death Y-  ���������Mr. John Powell. ' ' ''.*.'   r *���������/������������������  The City ,Coimcif   have   certainly   made    :  Dnnsmuir'  Avenue   more   presentable.    If. -;  they would now., turn , their   attention   to   ;'  some of the side streets^ the residents there* V",  oh would' be grateful, for   even   alight'*- im-; '/'  provements. ' ���������"-.'���������*  *-* i>         " ;-->.*  Mr. R.S. Cummings, late of The TUbws }l';  staff left Friday for Vancouver,'where he ia "  to<take charge* of-'the mechanical,., depart-- .'  ment of the Mount' Pleasant'Advocate. *Mr.\-r  Cummings is a , capable compositor' and- \  while his many friends here regret < hia: de- ' ;J  paTfcure, all join ih wishing,him, ������reij *������o-  ceos ic the Queen Citf "|of the West.  Y   >f  WHABF VOTES.  .   '.-     . ���������  ���������-.'   . u- ������������������ ���������        , -       ���������:*'-. '^  Mr. A. Preacott and family have   left for ,  Vancouver.   ,'    ���������.'���������''"     ��������� -:?=.. ;���������- , *v ,',' ** ;'  ,'.''  *Rev. Mr.. Nixon'has sold hia steam launch''  -i    ;-'' :���������_-"������������������..-..,. .    ..;.      ..."     __ t-f <>_ ���������>  _ ,_ JL~>i _.;_.'  SteamorsrMaud,'Santa Criiz, Sellcirk and    ���������  ship Glory of the' Seas xJoaled this week ',   "  < ,   ,   ��������� . ,,  Things are getting a  little livelier.*   We  devoutly hope th'ey may <; continue to do so.   *  At the residence of T.   H.   Piercy, Denmaa  Island, John  Scott' and  Miss   Miller,   who  *  iately arrived from  Scotland  were married  by Rev. Mr.  Tait.    W.   Piercey acted, a������   ���������  groomsman Misj M. Piercey as bridesmaid  An   excellent   supper was served  after tie  ceremon}', and games kept up till four a. an.  The   popularity  of both  bride  aud groom  was evidenced by the large number of  presents received  The steamer at the wharf is the U. S. revenue cutter Perry, takiug coal on her way  to trie Behring sea, a crew of 35 men al  told  S. S.'Danude. is-iu going north, "taking coal.  Ship Robert ker left for Vancouver in tow  of tuc Czar with coal  What we dbh't want, we wont  have. But what we want, we must  have,and we can 'get just -what-we  want at Rev. .Mr.'Tait's sale to be  held at the Presbyterian Mance on  the 14th of this month. See posters next week.' .'  W  I  i  i  WANTED.���������Apprentice to learn trade,  and girl to work at Tailoring. Apply a  P. Dunne's.  f  aVe  eceiVed  BY DIRECT IMPORTATION, A CHOICE  SELECTION OF  ^ English and  f"  Scotch Suitings. "S  c/r/?y^2^SS,  | Gall and Examine.  P. mmz  It MISSIONARY SPIRIT.  THE WOMAN WHO WANTS TO MAKE  EVERYBODY  GOOD AS GOLD.  Misdirected     Effoird     of  Menu   Well,   I>ni   Ilon't  Best   MlKsionnry   V/orle  Many     Wlio  K!n <������w���������Tli e  Im  to  "liOve  , TJiy  Xci������ltbor mi Tliyself."  If'j-ou know'a woman   possessed of the  missionary spirit���������in whatever direction  'it. may tend���������pity..!iW;������������Cov  her days are  ^   not all  made  up of  pleasures   and her  nights filled with (he peaceful dreams that  come onlv to the one who has labored sue-  ���������   ccssfully and found her toil appreciated.  Tho woman, who wants to see everybody  in tho world  just as good as gold may be  * tho woman worthy of all tho love you have  to bestow upon her; hut, as  I  havo said,  don't forget to pity hev also, for she needs  it.    You may  have  to  indulge in1 your  pitying  very quietly, for  the  missionary  spirited woman is usually proud���������proud of  her desire  to  improve other  folks' live;;,  from the proper way to clean the one room  an a tcnoment house to (.he revising of the  list of people it is well for you to call upon  ��������� or have your daughters associate with.  I wonder if ever there was a missionary  who felt herself repaid Cor her labor.    I  wonder if ever there was a missionary who  did not finally come  to Git down and say,  in a disappointed instead of ahappy voice:  "Well,. I don't  believe that other  folks  need so much looking after when it comes  right down to the truth of tho matter.  We  'havo just got. in the way.,all purl-lives of  looking for and" cxpectiifg'to' find  more  evil than  good  in  tho world, and it's all  wrong." . , ,   .  Now, my dear littlo missionary woman,  when you sit down quietly and come to  this conclusion then your goocUwork hus  only just begun, Bub I am reminded as  I write this of a true missionary story.  The charming young,woman who figured  an it" had riot, at tho cUme' of its occurrence, como to tho pcaoeful conclusion  that the peoplo who go to make up this  ' world are not such a bad lot after all, but  I think she has since.  In her zeal to lift' up Rome of the awf ul-  ly downtrodden and wicked-people of the  city she asked a friend to tell her where  some such could be, found. She was directed, to'one dark looking little side street,  and thither she hied, in oompmiy with another, young woman and a bundle of old  books arid clothes, on   a bright afternoon.  0alboifc it was cold.-       "~ ���������   ���������"'"       '  p  With bright and smiling faces the, mis  sionary girls tripped up a flight of dark  looking staii*s. Thcy,,had,bccn told that a  widow with'two sm^aH^childrcn lived'thcre,  . and to- the widow's room they would go  , -first and givq_hcr tho old clothes'and the  -good books to read.  When they rapped on the door at the  top of the stairs, it was opened by a neat  3ooking woman, who was Ironing out  snowy, ruffled skirt* that evidently did not  belong to her. Thcro were several baskets  "heaped up .with .freshly laundered gar-  ��������� inents. , "  The woman looked the surprise she felt  .at the arrival of* her unexpected visitors.  ���������\Vhcn the young women told her they had  ������omo to pay her a friendly visit and leave  her some books, tho woman smiled rather  ������adly, thanked them, and said she had  little timo to read, and that if the ladies  would excuse her sho would go oh with  her ironing, as she had n pile of those lovely, snowy skirts to finish and. deliver before dark.,  Looking about tho room the missionaries  discovered that it was.dlcan, and that over  the fireplace there him'g'a bright :hucd'picture' of the Christ Child and his mother.  That one poor, lilfjlc room in a tenement  house did not seem, somehow, tho .place to  begin '' ref 6'rmi ng,'' n oi th er was 'there any  sign that old-clothes would be acceptable..  "And,-, would you believe it," said the  young ..woman who told ���������me' the story her-,  self,."we trotted around all that afternoon and did not find any one'we felt we  dared give those old clothes to, and so wc  just had to take them  back homo with  -us."  :'.''.���������  "My dear," said a quiet voiced woman  who heard this story, "why did you not  let me' know of those nice, warm garments  yoa had to give? I know a poor girl about  your size that I could have made them  over for beautifully and never let her guess  that they came to her as gifts of charity."  The dearest niissldfiiat}';' woman in'-the  ���������world is tho ono'who'has a heart full of  charity for tho one who sometimes fails to  do right and who sees-"shining through  all the wrong that little spark of righfc  that is born with all of us. She shuts her  eyes to the wrong and soon the good prevails. Nobody enjoys being told that ho  or she is entirely wrong. So this is a very  nice plan. ���������  The missionary spirit needs curbing,  just as the shopping habit does.  If you want to reform your neighbors,  let them know that you take a real, sincere interest in them, but meet them on a  common  plane     You  will   never  find  a  nice and opportune time to suggest tc  them that there are higher ideals than they  entertain if you once let them guess that  you believe yourself superior in your way  of living and thinking.  The missionary spirit that prompts a  woman to be fearful every day of her life  that unless she is astir "looking after  things" some part of the world will go all  wrong is not to be encouraged It brings  no happiness to- tlie woman herself and  her family certainly is not one to be envied.  Shift the pretty pictures about on the  walls of your own apartment until yen  make room for a real old fashioned motto,  "Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself," and  when you aro quite sure that you havo  learned this'so well that you will never  even for a moment forget it then be certain that you are ready to be a missionary,  or reformer, or whatever you choose to  call the good work of making other people  better.���������Margaret llannis in St. Louis Republic.  MisH Blank Hum ii Grievance.  "1 tell you what," ho said in telling the  other girl about an informal race he had  on the beach that morning with the girl,  "Miss Blank is a regular sprinter." After  such a compliment it- was hard to understand why Miss Blank should treat him  so coldly the next time he met her. It was  with difficulty that he could get her to  speak to him at all. At length tho reason  for it transpired. The other girl, unversed*  in sporting terms, had reported him as  saying that ,**. Miss > Blank is a regular  splinter."  Mis*  Brnddon'.s F*u������l.  To her friends Miss' Braddon is known  as Mrs. Maxwell, the Widow of Mr. John  Maxwell, the publisher. She spends her  time between Lichfield House,* her charming house at * Richmond, and Annesley  Bank, in the,New.Forest. Sho is an enthusiastic collector of china, and some  very beautiful specimens of ceramic art������  adorn her rooms.  books of logic as   the   truest   of truism ,  But we have lately been assured thar, thi.-s  is a mistake.    So, at least. I was told bv  a M-ery   downright   person who called oil  me sonic years ago wich a huge parcel of  manuscript, for "which ho  wanted   me to  find him a publisher.  He had been cruelly snubbed and ill used, hut truth would  surely prevail over bigotry, as   in    Galileo's case. I took his address and let him  leave hi.* manuscript    Its recipe for physical   immortality,    diluted   through" (500  pugos. was   simply   to   learn   Mow   to gc  without food!    Usually   such   a rcaimen  will kiK you by tho   fifth   day, but. if'at  that critical moment, while   at"tlie point  of death,   you   make   a heroic eiiforr, ami  may alive, why, then you will havo over  conic the King of Tc.-tYs once for all     1  returned   the* gentleina-.i's    manuacript.  with a   pol/.-e   note,   lvgrerfcirig   i.hat hi-  line of research was so remote from l.ho.'c  to which I was   acc.ist.nnpd  th'at I conic  not give him intelligent aid. *���������  THE  FASHION  PLATE.  -V\ ;  .   Telling  Though Plain," Mrs  Prett**;  in Ti)':-  A LAKE PILOT'S  LEG.  How It Solved  tl������������ Mystery of tli������ Wreck  of  tlie Sushi   K.  Jt>e������k.  ."We are never amazed when vessels go  aground and are wrecked on Lake Erie  during the gales that are common on  that treacherous water, for wo expect such  things then," said a lake skipper, "but  when one is grounded on a clear day and  wrecked on a course as clear as the day  and in the hands of a pilot that; knows  the ground like a hook we naturally  * -wonder a little and Want to know the  whys and wherefore.* Such was the case  of the propeller Susan E. Peck that went  aground near Bar Point ������������������ and., was lost  with a $25,000 cargo.  "The captain of the Susan E. had sailed successfully hundreds of times between  Point Pclee and Bar Point and in all  kinds of weather, and this time he had a  wheelman who was known from one end  of the lake to tho other as���������one of the  most expert navigators in the lake business. He had been lying up a long time  for the very good reason that owing to an  accident to one'ol" his, legs that leg had  to bo amputated to save his life. The lost  member was replaced by an artificial leg  and then the pilot was ready to take his  post at the wheel again. His first service  after his misfortune was this trip of tho  Susan K. Peck, and he ran her aground.  "The puzzle to everybody was how it  was possible for the propeller, handled by  a man of such skill and experience, on a  straight course only 40 miles Io"ng and  with every sailing condition favorable, I  to leave her course. The pilot was the  most -puzzled and astonished person of  all. He soon got another vessel, and this  one he ran in such an erratic manner  that he was compelled to give her "up and  his usefulness as a pilot was gone. Ho  and others went to investigating to see (if  they; could discover what was wrong  with his seamanship. After a while they  discovered what they believed was the  trouble..' In the pilot's artificial leg a  great deal of steel had been used in the  joints and other places. Sitting ���������'���������close to  the binnacle,- as he did -while steering,  this steel deranged the compass so that it  threw the wheelman way off his reckoning and led to the wrong piloting tl at  had wrecked the Susan E. Peck and en -  danger'ed the other vessel that the wheelman navigated subsequently. This was  -what they argued, and to demonstrate  the correctness, of the theory the pilot  took charge of.a vessel without wearing  his false leg. Everything worked to a  charm. The riiystery of the Susan E.  Peck was solved' and the pilot ' was  restored to his old place in the.confidence  of Lake Eric skippers and vessel owners."  ikIiIii;;  lor Cum i>li'X Iwii,  girls   "1-Tjsv-   to    b-.i  Mum-phrey  Ladies'   Home 'Journal,   guarantees an**  girl a good   complexion   who   will wa*!.  her,face every   night   and    morning, ant  twice a   day   besides,   according   to    hei  directions: "Tho water'mint no! be qr.in  cold in winter, and soap   should   be use;  but once a   day.    The   fingers are bei.roi  than any   sponge   or   glove  iiajinel." anC  should be used as tho masseuse uses hers  pressing them firmly but gently into the  skin,   and   passing   them   two  or   thret  times over every inch of the   face.     Mori  particular pains should be. devoted to t'm  "corners, where" dust   is   always liable to  lodge, around the eyes, nose   and mouth.  If a washcloth is used it should be of the  softest   and   finest,   and  plenty of watei  should be applied after the   scapso as tc  wash   it   all away.    Tlie   drying process  should be equally thorough and effectual.  a   hurried   nib   opening   the way to all,  sorbs of roughness   and   chappings.    Not-5  one girl in 30   knows   how    to wash her  face, and that is tho reason why massag*  flourishes.   .It thoroughly cleanses."  Tile   >*iir;i;-|.   iif    li^JJS.  An in tore-thing experiment in egg storage was recently brought to a successful  conclusion in the warehouse of Messrs.  Christiansen of Bernard street, Loit.h. In-  June a' batch of aO.000 Scottish, Irish  and Danish eggs were sealed up in patent*  storage apparatus, and were opened and  examined four months afterward, only a  small proportion of the eggs being found  iinfit for use. The secrr������i of the method is  to keep the eggs cool, to allow free access  of air around each egg���������to keep them upright in position', and to ' turn them  periodically so that the yolk of the egg  is constantly embedded in the albumen.  These desiderata are brought about by  placing the eggs in frames, which by tho  action of a lever can be inclined in  different directions as needed; in this  way 23,000 eggs, can be turned over in  half a minute, without risk of breakage.  Testimonials areata hand from reliable  sources showing that eggs so treated will  remain perfectly fresh and good for at  least live or six months.  Among other highly favored materials,  nuns' veiling will next season be in great  demand, either plain surfaced or delicately figured.  The Honiton,' Venetian and Flemish  lace tippliques'in white or cream color are  very extensively used by high class modistes on gowns, fancy waists and evening  wrap's.  Many of the newly imported English  walking hats, toques and turbans are  made of the handsome lustrous silk straws,  light as a feather in quality, but most effective and stylish and exceedingly comfortable as well.  ��������� "White veilings, summer. silks, fancy  satins for waists and accessories, mohairs,  taffetas, etc., dotted and stripod, are set  forth among the extensive array of textiles  in quiet, effects invariably sought by women of refined tastes.  i  A new, attractive black material will  appear for early summer wear under tho  name of crepbnotte. It differs but slightly  from tho' now invoices of spring crcpons,  yet it is more beautiful in coloring and  more characteristic in design.  For "dress" uses very handsome princess dresses of black crepe do chine are  made up over taffeta silk, and decorated  "from shoulder to hem with long tapering  sprays of the finest cut jet applique ornaments in scroll, fern, bow knot, stem and  vine devices deftly intermingled.  Black and white combinations sire larger  ly in evidence this season, both in utility  costumes and headwear, in neck trimmings and in elaborate evening toilets, in  which handsome silks; riiatelassc satins,  nets, laces, chiffons and extremely ornate  and beautiful jet garnitures are united.  There seemed a probability that the  princess dress, which has been in vogue  all winter, would lose a degree at least of  Its favor this season, but the universal  prevalence of clinging gowns and straight  effects is, iikely to keep this graceful,  much improved model in favor for* some  time to come.  Asthma Cured  After Twelve Years' Suffering:���������Toronto PHystciuus Advised Leaving-  Her Home to go to Manitoba���������  Clarke's Kuliv   Compound   Cured.  Mrs. McTaggart,. 80 '"Vanauley St., Toronto, -write** : "I have, been troubled "witf*  asthma and bronchitis for twelve years, which  gradually grew woreo each year in spite of the  hundreds of dollars my husband has soent wiflu  several doctors, and almost, every remedy we  could procure, which only afforded. temporary  re'lief. i*'ur t he past two years I could not lie on  iny iuft sido, aud during the past year previous .  to taking Claj ko'.s Kola Compound the asthma  became so severe that I had not had a full  night's sleep, and dumig moBt of that" timo we  had a doetor in attendance. We gave up several ductois, as 1 WbS becoming no belter, and tho  last doctor, after about two months' treatment,,  told iiiO he could do nothing for ine, and advised mo to go to Manitoba or some dry climate.  We heard or. Clarke's Kola Compound, being u  cure for asthma, and boloro taking this remedy  made several inquiries from those; who had.  taken it, and iti each case tound tho result so  satisfactory that we resolved to try it. After  tuking the iirsr, bottle 1 became much better,  anil began to sleep' well at nights. Since taking th������ third boltlo'I have not'felt the slightest  symptoms of my former trouble. ������J have, during ihe past aix months gained nearly 20 pounds  in llesh und feel perfectly healthy m eveiy way.  I can assure you that I will do all in my noww  to induce any safferer from this terrible disease  to try it."  Certified correct by Peter McTaggart,.Proprietor of Toronto Dairy Co.  NEW ADMIRAL.  J iiimurtHllty  Crunks.  Immortality of fame is something de-:  sired by. man, but attained by few, says  Dr. John Fiske in The Atlantic. Physical  immortality is something which has  hitherto been supposed to be inexorably,  denieu to human beings. The phrase  "All men are   mortal"   figures   in text-  AVurkiiif  Hours A Uroad.  A Turkish working-day lasts from  sunrise to sunset, wich certain intervals  for refreshment and rest. In Servia, tho  principle of individual convenience rules  every case. Eleven hours' work is the  average day's labor in Belgium; but  brewers' men work from 10 to 17 hours;  bricklayers, .115; cabinetmakers of Brussels and Ghenfoften work 17 hours a day  with one-half hour for-iunn; and.in mining districts women: are often kept at  truck .loading and similar heavy labor for  14 hours. The normal work-day throughout Saxony is IS hours. In Baden the  medium duration of day-labor is irora  10 to 12 hours, but in some cases it  often oxcee'l.s this; sometimes rising to 17  hours in some trades. In' many Baden  factories Sunday work is tho rule.  .--.,,        Old Slavery Times.  The Columbia (S.C.) Herald recently   republished this  interesting  item,  Which it originally.printed in the slavery days before the war-.  "Negroes sell as high as heretofore,  but they are hired out at lower rates.  For a,l-2-year-cld'gir'*v������50'is given, and  an 8-year-old boy goes'a't $1. Peter, belonging to the Mary Shock estate, is  hired out for $202: J. S. Clarkson'a  Mary, 23 years old. sold for $1,100;  Alex, belonging to tho estate of the  Rev. D. fifell, brings $336; J. H. Waugh  buys Willis for $310 ; negroes of W H.  Irwin are sold on 12 months' credit,  and T. C. Parker buys Eliza and child  for $1,111; Robert Lemon buys John,  a 10-year-old, for $510, and Jack, a  0-year-old," for $606; H. R. C. Cowden  paya $1,100 for A. Sublett's Mary."  Dewey climbed as high as a sailor can  get on May 1 last, and now his rank corresponds with his achievement.���������St. Louia  Globe-Democrat.       " . >  . It is all right to bestow honors on. Dewey, but he could whip the enemy as a captain just as well as he could as-admiral.���������  Cincinnati Enquirer.  George Dewey is just level headed  enough to realize that during the next few  years a good admiral will be fully as ncc-..  essary as , a good president.���������Scranton  Tribune.  Dewey's elevation adds nothing to th������  luster and inspiration of his deeds. But it  does show that the people are proud of  their, heroes and are-worthy of them.���������,  New York VSTorld.  Admiral^Dewey says- he- will not errte*  politics under any consideration. Why  should he? What political struggle can  offer laurels as fine as thoso he has already  won?���������Syracuso Post-Standard;,  The promotion was honorably won, was-  gloriously won, "by a naval battle which  astounded the world, and by a victory  which placed tho American navy in th������  front rank.���������Nashville American.  A man that commands the confidence of  the American peoplo and the respect of  tho civilized world is a good man to have  at the present time in tho, position to  which Dewey has been promoted.���������Milwaukee Sentinel.  THE  HONEY  MAKERS.  Everybody Needs a Spring Restorative  You may call it spring fever, say you are lazy or imagine you are only tired; but the truth  is that;vitality runs low in the spring and the blood is thin, weak, and impure.  Deprived of proper nourishment from the blood, and poisoned by the impurities which  it carries through the system, every part of the body cries out for assistance. There is  indigestion and dyspepsia, the liver and kidneys become clogged and inactive, pains in the  back, sides and limbs, headache and neuralgic pains, the nerves become exhausted and  there follows nervousness, irritability, and sleeplessness, female complaints, lassitude, tired  feeling and despondency.  To rid the system of these distressing ills caused by weak ancl impure blood there is no  preparation so effective as DR. CHASE'S NERVE FOOD. It is not a patent medicine,  but the prescription of America's greatest physician, DR. A. W. CHASE, which has  proved wonderfully successful as a blood and nerve medicine.  DR. CHASE'S NERVE FOOD contains in pill form all the ingredients required to  purify and enrich the blood. It gently regulates the bowels, invigorates the kid-neys and  liver, tones the stomach and digestive organs, and gives new energy and vigor to every  organ of the bodv.  JDK..  CHASE'S   ISTIEIR/V-IE   FOOD  Fifty Cents a Box. at all dealers, or KDMANSON, BATES & CO., Toronto.  Hives should bo set close to the ground,  but not directly on the ground.  Bees quit breeding early and generally  come through the winter y?eak.  When an  increase of stocks is desired,.1  allow colonies to become  very strong  before making divisions.  Queens over two" years old are not, as a  general thing, profitable to keep. One  year old queens are best.  Empty combs that are not in the hives  and protected by the bees are in* danger of  being destroyed by moths, worms or mice.  To introduce a queen successfully the  colony should be made queenless some  three or four days prior to presenting the  new queen to it.  Drones may bo kept throughout the season in colonies that do not have queens,  but broods, should be given to such colonies fromothers.  Two things must go together in building up colonies for winter���������namely, feeding and breeding. One without the other  will not be of much avail.  Bees left to themselves are apt to buila  too much drone comb. Though not built  for this purpose by the bees, if not filled,  the queen will fill it with worker eggs.���������  St. Louis Republic.  FOREIGN  COUSINS.  Russia and China may havo ho war,  but Russia may be "itching" for a littlo  more territory tributary to the new railroad.���������Pittsburg Dispatch.  The demonstrations in Paris seem to  have been less the result of a desire to  change the government than of. a craving  for excitement.���������Baltimore Herald.  It is now becoming a habit of tho German mind to send us tho assurances of  that country's distinguished consideration  every morning before breakfast. --Balti-.  moro News.  The Spaniards in Madrid aro endeavoring to convey the impression that.they are  warlike and formidable by a few interchanges of duelistic conversation.-r-Wash-  iugton Star.  A professor of history in Germany is being prosecuted for "moral treason" because, ho denounced the Prussian government for the expulsion of Danes, Hollanders, Austrians and other foreigners. It ia  difficult to learn history in Germany.���������  Exchange. ^   Keeping: the Kettl������ Clean.  Put a clean oyster shell or a large marble inside your water kettle. These attract all particles of earth and stone with  which the water is impregnated and thus  nave the inside of the kettle from becoming coated with them.  A Womnn's BanKc.  The Fifth Avenue National- bank of  New York has 5,000 women depositors. .  ������t ia 'situated at the corner of Forty-  ���������.fifth street, and -Fifth avenue, in the  midst of the residences of wealthy  classes, and is almost exclusively patronized by rich women, who keep their  household accounts and pin money  there. Tbe receiving teller* are very  busy during the first few days of eyery  month, when the patrons of the bank  bring in.the" allowances they have received from their husbands or fathers,  bnt the rest of the time they have comparatively few depositors to take care  pf. and have plenty of time to assist the  paying tellers in cashing checks that  have been drawn ' to meet grocery or  dressmakers' bills.  Alfred A. Taylor, of Margaree, says:  "One bottle MINARD'S MNIMENT  cured-a swelling of the gamble joint,  and saved a horse worth $140.  Thos. W. Payne, of Bathurst, saved  the life of a valuable horse that tlie  Vet. bad given up, .with a few bottles  of MINARD'S lilNIMBNT.  Snapped Up%  -    -  "That amateur palm" reader told  I would .make a good housekeeper."  "Well, what did you say *"  "I told  him ���������it was rather sudden,  but he might speak to papa."���������Detroit  Free Press.  Thru* to Lolfe.  Mrs. McGrorrity���������'Tis a fine picther  you have of the ould man. it is.  The  Widow O'Brannigan���������Isn't  It.  uow If   It is thot natural yez can almost'  hear 'im  swearin 1���������Indianapolis Jo������r-  '���������.nul.   ���������  TOTALLY DEAF.���������Mr, S.E.Crandell,  Port Perry, writes: "1 contracted a severe  cold last winter, which resulted in my  becoming totally deaf in ooe ear and partially so in tho other.'.'...'.After trying  various remedies, and consulting several  doctors, without obraiuin'g any relief, I  *as advised to try DR. THOMAS' EO-  LECTRIO OIL. I,warmed the oil and  poured a little of it into my ear, and before' one-half tho bottle was usoa my  hearing was completely restored. I have  heard of other cases of deafness being  cured by the use of this niediclno."  On Their Ow������ Ground.  "These people," remarked the empress dowager, "are always-.talking  -about an open door for China."  "Yes," answered Li Hung Chang,  "and I gness they are going to have it  that way."  "Well, let's keep quiet and not make  any fuss. We'll be lucky if they don't  get up a political party in the next few  years with a 'Chinese must go' plank iu  its platform. "���������Washington Star.  Wc.men J^eed  Not Suffer  From those terrible side  aehes, back aches, lioad-  aches and tho thousand and  one other ills which mako  life full of misery.  Most of these troubles are  due to impure, imperfectly  filtered blood���������tbe Kidneys  are not acting right and in  consequence the system is  beingpoisdned with impuri*  ties.  DOAR'S KIDNEY MILS  are   daily proving themselves woman's  greatest friend and benefaetsr.  Here is an instance:,  -Mrs. Harry Fleming, St. Mary's, N.B.,  Says: "The use of Doau's Kidney Pills  restored me to complete health. The  first symptoms I noticed in my case were  severe pains in the small of my back  and around the loins, together with  general weakness and loss of appetite.  I gradually became worse, until,  hearing of Doan?s Kidney Pills, I got a  box from our druggisi".  I am pleased to testify to their effectiveness in correcting the troubles from  which I suffered.  VJ  ,' l^uL2!jJ^SS������S^b^SSiSS  &  ���������������-.  f  f  li  "������  THE COM BERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  The i������i-:*t- Mania. '  Tom���������Great news!  Dick���������What's that?  Tom���������Harry Brokestone's won a prize  of .-210,000 by correctly answering a  simple question. r  Dick���������Rubbish!  Tom���������Not at 'all. The officiating  clergymau asked him,1" WiJt thou have  *his woman"���������meaning Miss Giltedge,  0 the banker's daughter���������"to thy wedded  * wife?" and he answered, t'l will;" and  ���������and that's how it happened, you see.  ���������Nuggets.  Holloway's Corn (Jure is a specific for  the removal of corns and warts. We  have neyer heard of its failing to remove oven the worst kind.  ,  A Question of Raits,  ''I don't know whether to regard this  as a piece of impudence or a businesslike proposition," said Aguinaldo. '  * ".What is tho case?" asked the friend.  "One of the pepjSlo for whom wo demand a ransom says.he bad,a brother  who ran away to become a  brigand- in  , Italy, and he thinks we ought to make  some sort of a discount .out of courtesy  to the profession." (  teamed' It Later.  Miss Flight���������"-Your wife tells mo that  you deceived her into marrying you.  She says you told her that you were  very well off.  Mr. Buukiim���������So I.was, bat J didn't  know it!���������Pick Me Up.   .' . *-   "s  Sleeplessness.���������When the nerves are  unstrung and the whole ���������* body given up  to wretchedness, when the,micd is  filled with gloom and dismal forebodings, the result of derangement of ' the  digestive organs, sleeplessness comes to  add to tho distress. --.IfSonly?the subject  could sleep, there would be oblivion for  a while and temporary relief. ������������������ Parmelee's Vegetable Pilis will not *oi:ly induce sleep, but will ait; so beneficially  that the subject will wake refreshed  and restored to happiness.  Looked Suspicion*.  "I'd like to know why it is,'",growled  old Bullyuu, "that I'm bothered,almost  to death by commercial agency reporters  investigating my financial standing. I  invariably pay cash' and 'have never  asked fur-credit. 7 *  ".That's .all very true," replied his  friend, "bn������ you seem to havo overlooked the fact that your only daughter recently celebrated tho eighteenth.anui-  versary of her'debut into the world."'���������  Chicago News.--' *   ..>,-.4<: ,   -  ��������� -j****'-   - -?-- :-:,j jr.���������r*-������- ��������� ���������>  The   Flagging Energies   Revived.���������r-  Constant. application to  business is  a  raxtipon the energies, and  if. there be  not relaxation, lassitude ancl expression  .iro   sure   to   intervene.    Th.fee _conic  from stomachic troubles.    T" e w-'int o*  ".vercise  brings  on nervous  irregular!  i'os, and the stomach ceases to :is<imil-  ue  food  properly.    In this  condition  ������������������V.rn'iolee's   Vegetable    Pills   will   be  '���������'iind   a recuperative  of   rare  power,  ������������������ coring the organs to healthful action,  ''v pel ling depression, aud  reviving (he  ' 'uying energies.  Conversing; by Gesture.  It is well known that conversing by  gesture was formerly widespread, though  now confined to savages and the dumb.  Tho classical nations and tho early Egyptians set gioat store by gesture. Of lato  years it has been fount! that the pictures  on Grook vases can bo interpreted by the  language of gesture, and- most earlier  works on the subject will requirp to be revised by this new light. Sacred symbols,  the attitude of idols, the hieroglyphs, for  example, tha Maya writing of Yucatan  also show tho prosonce of gesture language, and there is now a hope that wo  shall be able to understand them hotter  by this key.���������London Globe.  We bpffoto call Ihe attention ol our readers to  the advertisement ,of Dr. Ward's. ."Olood tsnd  Nerve I'llls. in this, paper. Tha firm h,av'e also,  placed on the market'.Dr., Ward's Liver Pills,  ���������which have already.proved to be a. most ��������� excellent .family, medicine a? a. cure'.!f6r.'''porifltin������tioi\:  dyspepsia!*-biliousness, etc. They are,sold'-at.25c  per vial, or .*"> for tl, or mailed on receipt of price  ."by the Dr. Ward Co., Limited, Toronto, Out.  ���������ker.  SNAP For the Bri"������ Worke  STRENGTH For the Physical Worker.  STAMINA For Men, Women andChildren.  RE AD THE PROOF!   ;  Gentlemen,���������I have-for a long- time  needed something to make blood and  build up my system., My blood was watery  and.thin, lacking strength and vitality.'  Last January a friend said:���������"Why-not  try Dr. Ward's Blood-and-Nerve Pills?  They will supply the ox3rgen your blood  needs and'givc you health and strength."  I- told him I was very skeptical as to any  benefit that could be derived from any  proprietary medicine and had no faith in  them. There the matter rested until four  months ago, when reading so much about'  ��������� what-Dr. Ward's Blood and Nerve.Pills  have done for so many people with impoverished blood, I concluded to give  them a trial. I have taken four, boxes and  my unbelief so far as Dr. Ward's Blood  and Nerve Pills are concerned has been  entirely removed.,. They are a splendid  blood,builder and strength restorer, and  an invaluable medicine for weak, enervated people. This has been my experience, they having-'given me strength of  body, and strong healthy blood.- t* t  ' .(Signed), Peter Lawrence,Whyte,  988 Queen St! West, Toronto, Ont.  All good druggists can supply you. ��������� If  they won't, we will by mail. Price 50c.  per box ; 5 boxes for $2.00. The Docto*r  Ward Company, Limited, Toronto, Ont  He Didn't Die.  "My darling, what.would you do if  I died?"       , ,-.       .  "Oh I I think I should go into mourning for you, Frank, dear., 'Black isn't  unbecoming to mo. "���������Pick Mo Up.  Palo sickly children * should use  Mother Graves' .Worm Exterminator.  Worms are one of the principal causes  of suffering in children and should be  expelled from the system. * ,  ���������Johnny���������What'-is- a contralto,- papa?  Papa���������TJ'm���������I'��������� can"t (define a contralto.  Johnny, except as the mortal enemy of  the soprano.���������Puck.  A BRITISH SOLDIER  Tells how Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Y;    .  Pills Conquer Disease.  * 1 (*    *    -        *���������  1  Like the conquering armies of Britain,  . which'are marching to victory in every  quarter of the'globe,' Milburn's  Heart'  and Nerve Pills are everywhere triumphing over sickness .weakness and suffering.  "Mr. David Walsh, of Carleton Place,  ,Ont., a man who has served with distinction and credit in the British army,  and is now ?.n employee of .the C. P.  Railway, says, ,*��������� While in the army I got  broken down, and my nervo>us system  was completely shattered.  , " I was much troubled with liver complaint, loss of appetite, etc. My rest became broken and was disturbe'd by vivid  dreams. This had been going on for 14  years, although I took a great many  remedies to escape from the troubles  which afflicted me.  "However,,.I got rio rclref until I  started to take Miiburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills, which I used together with  Laxa-Liver Pills, and now after having  used a few boxesKI am better than I  have been for }*ears. * My nerves are,  restored to full force and vigor, I eat and  sleep well, arid my entire system has  been toned and strengthened."  " Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills, 50c.  ��������� a box, pr. 3 for 8*.25^ at all druggists.  "������������������ Laxa-Liver ���������Pilis." c-^ys John Doherty,  35 North Street, St. John, N.B., ���������' cured as  ol Constipation and distress, after eating**  Their action is natural, and effective."  Klrgrlilr iHualc.   L  -���������  One of the Kirghiz came into my  tent,' and, squatting dowu, began to play  tbe ���������kaumuss, a three stringed instrument phsyert .with the fingers. The  music was monotonous and of a melancholy cadence, but it harmonized well  with^tho surroundings and.the moods  they inspired. In a word, it was typically Asiatic. I sat and listened to it  with ploasure, giving my imagination  captive to the music, the aoft moaning  of the night wind, the gentle crackle of  the lire. How many and many a nighfc  . did I not- spend thus during tho long  years' that followed listening to the  dreamy sounds of., that.' primitive Kirghiz instrument!; -;     "!'  How many a dark,'-solitary^ winter  afternoon did-I apt-while away in. this  foolish fashion 1, In course, of. timo 1  grew-accustomed!,, to the katiiuuss and  derived asirju'ch pleasure from it as the*"  Kirghiz'did themselves. In fact, I grew.  fond of it. Its soothing music carried  my mind away into the fairy realms of-  day dreams. My thoughts flew far away  to my home amid the dark pine woods  of Sweden.���������Sven Hedin in  Asia."  '   :  Too  Buil. c.  It is really distressing that about.the  time a woman learns.how to fall off a  bicycle gracefully she acquires- the  knowledge of how to stay "on, and so  her hriid earned accomplishment counta  for naught.���������L. A*. "W. Bulletin.  Educational.  Inquisitive Child (to nursemaid)���������1  gay, Jane, what's the difference between English meat aud Australian?  Jane���������Why, o' course, Master Reggie, English mutton's made o' eheep  find Oreetralian of 'orse.���������Punch. '  DOING  HIMSELF. PROUD.  And  Keeping  Hl������ , Identity  m Sees-ut  All tlie Time.  Tbe young man had applied for tho  position of country correspondent. He  promised the editor that he would sond  in all important news once a week. He  was a bright young man, and above hi?  celluloid collar the soap on his face  shone.  Tho office..had great-expectations.  Ali,' but aias!  The young manVnarne. wa<* Robert  Edgar Bill son.  The following is his first breezy letter:  Last evening R. E. Billscn went to  Sqntown to visit relatives. -  Early Tnesdayr morning Robert *E.  Billson found that* the henhouse had  been robbed. There was great excitement . in the village to know who tho  culprits were.   ,  A most delightful'surprise party whs  given to R. Edgar Bill sou on Wednesday eve. Th ere wa s d an ci n g an d oy s ter s.  Popular "Bob" Billson is thinking  seriously of going to Cuba.  The engagement of Robert Edgar Bill-  son to the belle of the village, Miss Mathilda Hayrick, has been announced.  Ed Billson will take charge bf his  father's store while the latter, is in New  York.      .    ' "     .  Everybody in town is now wondering  who the bright'new correspondent of  Tho Daily Hustler is.���������New York Journal.  JUST A BAD  COLD.  A sharp stinging* pain  in the back���������you think it  "T^'^. doesn't   amount   to "anything���������be   all  right in   a  few  days���������but   it doesn't  get all right���������kidneys are  not doing their duty, and  the poisonous matter, that  they  ought  to  remove  is  going all through the system���������causing rheumatism,  gout,   dyspepsia,  headaches, backaches���������all sor is  of ills. ���������  MAN'S KIDNEY PILLS  Cure the disease by> removing tlie cause.  W. D. Popham, Talbot St., St.Thomas, Ont.,  osays: "I have for a long time had serious  back and kidnev trouble. ���������My, back was so  stiff and painful thajt when I sat down I had  to have something to as3ist me to {jetup. I'  have taken four boxes of Doan's .Kiunev  Pills', and they have taken the stiffness and  paint from my back and enabled me to  straighten up without pain or difficulty."    ,  ,   ' Price s������c- a "box, 1 for $1 25, all druusdsta. ���������  The Doan Kidney Pill Co., Toronto, Ont.  Cowboy Adoration. For Kardlca.  Onco, when Mine. Nordica-waa sing  lug at a concert in Texas, she forgot her  warm overshoes.. A cowboy, .whom ghe  had utterly fascinated; offered "to bring  them to her;-and ho did so, but he  brought only one at a time. When Mine  Nordica thanked him and in hsr gracious way regretted to have given him so  much "trouble,-he said to her: "Don't  name it, ma'am. I wish you were '0.  centipod. "���������Philadelphia Ledger.  WHITE  STAR  Is hott a Household word.;" nrid  stands as, a guarantee' of PuitE  GOODS, HIGH QUALITY and  LOW  PRICE. ������ ������ ������ ������ <a ������ ������  **  White Star  Baking Powder  Is Absolutely Pure, keeps  Fresh aud Full Strength  till used:   ., . * .    Try it-  THE DYSON-PIBSaN .CO  Natural-Deduction.  J  He���������I want  bridges.       '   ,  She���������Are yon  going  .brains out?;���������Judy.  some blank car-  '-        It in test 011 Tliwir Tout,        1  -  People in India wears rings on thoii  toes as well as upon their fingers, am  take much pride in ao doing. They look  queer to travellers, but no more s> than  do some of the travellers' attachments tc  the natives. '  X*33SI'"������XiXTZ3IiiC3f  PILE UP! -  TX7HY don't yon  vv    use thccbest  fyling* system   in',the*.  '���������\vorlii,'-when vou can  "get' -    -    r,  The Geminif  Staniii. FjrlB \  For  50c.  Don't miss thisoflfer. ,  Write  for   prices - 011'  Stationery, School Sup-,  plies, Law Forms, etc.  to blow  your  Fne*lilon and Finance.  Wife���������It is the fashion now for ladies to wear crowns instead of hats at  the opera. '  Husband���������Could human ���������"'idiocy go  further? Crowns I Crowns in free America ! Costa fortune, too, I suppose.  Wife���������"Very pretty littlo trinkets for  opera wear can bo got for 50 cents.  Husband���������Urn���������0110 flight as well  be out of the world as oufcof the fashion. Get one, of course.���������New'York  Weokly.  So rapidly does lung irritation spread  and deepen, that often in' a few weeks  simple cough culminates in tubercular  consumption. Give .heed to a cough,  there is always danger in. delay, get a  bottle of Bickle's Anti-Consumptive  Syrup,-and cure yourself. It is a medicine unsurpassed for all throat and lung  troubles".- It is compounded from several herbs,. each one of-which stands at  the,head of the list as exerting a wonderful influence in. curing,consumption  and all lung, diseases.      ' .  -.Why buy imitations * of ,. doubtful  ���������nerit when ^tho Genuine can bopur-  ���������hased as easily. *���������..   -  The proprietors of MINARD'S LINI-  '.1ENT inform  us   that their sales the  oast year still entitlo  their preparation  co be considered the BEST  and FIRST  -in tho.hearts of their coc^trymen.  The  Ford  Stationery  Co.,,  1 407 Main St.       Winnipeg, Man.   ���������"���������  $50 to $10,000  INVESTED CAN  be doubled within  .oneyear'., We do  not invest it in Bucket shops or mining stocks,  but in railroad shares selling at low prices, that  we know are going to. advance; we buy the '  scrip out and register it in the purchaser's name  and send it to him.   Twelve years established. ,  Bank references and the most'reputable people '  in Vermont   References .throughout- Canada.  We have the largest business of trie class iii-the* >  United States. . KNOTT & CL.OSSON, Bankers and Brokers, Burlington, Vi., U, S. A.       "-' ''  BILLIARD' AND POOL T ABLES,,  V    NEW ANDSECOyD-HANO...   (��������� ^  BOWLINGALLEYSY  AND SUPPLIES.   Large catalog-uc f're? ���������  "���������"TE REID Bi:OS.. 2S7 Kinir West. Toronto '  CONSUAirTLOS.  Xo  Cliance Aliont It.  Parson Jackson���������Am yo' suah yo'  didn't acquiah dat tnhk'ey in a gamo cb  chance?  Mose Mokeby���������Dead suah, p'ahson ! I  used mah own*dice.���������Town Topics.  The  Soft Answer.  Vicar���������-I noticed, Mrs. Pippin, that  you were asleep during tbe latter half  of my sermon.  Did you find it dull?  Mrs. Pippin���������Dull!   Bo, sir. ' Bat it  was so sweet it  my will.���������-Punch  hilled me to  rest ag'in  Street- Car Accident.���������Mr. Thomas  Sabin, says: "My eleven-year-old boy  had his foo'u badly injured by bein���������' run  over by a car on the street railway.  We at once commenced bathing the foot  with Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil. when  the discoloration and swelling was removed, and in.nine days he could use  his foot. We always keep a bottle in  tho house ready for :my emergency."  MinardsLiniment Cures ftarget in Cows  What   a   Wcll-Kiuuni   Medical   tToiirnal  Says About lb**  Iviiis*; of Disease. ���������  "This is cwontiallv an ������W rt scieuiific pro-  'srress, Hfionco and invention go hand, in  ���������hand. Thanks to a fli������,iinguit.<'C-d clicnisr  "i-onsumpiioM is robbtrt or* it.s ir>iTOVs,clfpi'ivecl  'of its dostnictivenc**. "ind ihis'insi^imsdis-  'caijo can first 1>0 r lievecl and ihon cured.  'Bub (o acco:npli-*h a cure Hint is final ancl  ���������'effective Thero imv-.t be constant Tjei*ssi--ency  ���������'in Treatment and ris.'h.t living. The sullorf-  ���������'must tako tho rit'lit jt'.odical vcli^t. risjhlly : (1  'ministered. Bv the l-ibor. skill and re-can:,  ���������'of.' an ominont chemist, T. A. .-looum, con-  "sumption can bo both relieved and cuicd." ���������  SIf-cUcal Tribune.  Thi oc free samples bolilcs of the Slocum Cure  will bo bent to any sutTcrer from cmsumption.  huiy or tbroar t?oublos or ironeral il������M*ilitv, it  name, address and <-'Xjn-e--s o.'ncr- ure sciu. to  Iho T. A. Slocum <*o., (ji'-iuied, 170 Kins?siree  west. Toronto, Out. TJii~*-Na genuine offer,  and if iho n-ad������*r U���������o-, knows a friend who is  -u sufferer, send at ones fev the free samples  and niP'irion rhi������ nani'i ���������   ^  W. N. U.  203  ELECTRO   PLATING.  Gold, Silver,  Niclile, Brass,   Copper, etc.  Oxydi-ning: ami Lacquering.  ANTTEIJfG   AND   EVERYTHING.  WINNIPEG   PLATIN,G   CO,  331 Notre Dame Street.  General Insurance Agevt.'  FIKE Companies Represented:      -' '  Quebec Fire Assurance Co.        .    .  Royal Insurance Co.  Sun Insurance Office v ,  Union Assurance Society  A11 classes of Insurances transacted aaid losses  promptly and satisfactorily settled.  40  MAIS*   ST.,   WINNIPEG,  Next door to I". O  SNAPS FOR GASH.  Household Safes, small size.  Household Safes, large size,  - -   $12.00  - -.    30.00  Both  Just tho thing for a Christmas present  useful and ornamental.  Merchants' Safes, allvsiaes and prices; on  o sy terms or cash. Come and see them or  write for quotations. Special prie'ea during  November and December; ���������'  Minard's LinJQieDt Cures Colds, etc.  piue  "Through  Minard's Liniraent Cures Distemper  Hears  It All Without Expense.  "Yon ought to have one of _those  phonographs in your houie,'Eir. It will  repeat 0 very thing-'���������  "I toll you I don't need one. My -wife  belongs to :i s-esving - society."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Money >Vas*cid.  Hayrick���������Green's��������� boy Bill hw. entered n, school uv pharmacy in ther city..  Hedgerow���������Green's a fool!' I' never  ueed a book farmer yet thet 'mounted to  Shucks. ���������"New York Journal.  ^L^^-^c^T  Miiiard's Linlmspf Cares BipttGila. wif^mmrfi"m.rtr^f. 'WMl'ga, I'll      "Mill  II.      wm ���������  ���������ISSUED EVEEY SATURDAY.���������  mmmmssm&jfts&i \i M��������� i ��������������� imi      ��������� w~****   MV'Bt  Bissett JSKUtor.  Sulecrlbers" failing -to receives Thk  Nkws regularly will confer a favor by notify iuk the Office,  Tbe eolmions'of Tjib BTb^s are open to'all  who witch to express therein views on' matter's of public  interest,  *' VPbHe we do not hold ourselves responsible for'the vtterap^M of correspondents' w������  ere*erV# " the right ot iiecliuips to ip$ert  oommnaicatiobs unnecessarily personally, ���������  *" t&������ When wjriting* communications to  thlSpape'r, WlUTEpN ONE SIPE ONjLY of  pa*pe.r used,    peters do not turn copy.  mm". Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should get copy ia by  IS'eV.nj. '4*y*T������ofore issue. ft  Saturday.   June   3d,     1899.  H$t)SSmK5SS5i 11 i ii,    iii  i'^������,   _  _   '  A   gommittije   having   been  ap-  ' pointed   to   collect  funds  for  the  Flower Exhibition, it remains now  for our ^ovirngpeople tp show their  interest in trie, matter in a practical  JftaftneF?  There is nothing more calculated  to refing tq-ste and feeling than the  pultivation of ��������� a lbye for p.11 that is  ^eautifuj.    Music, painting,  scijlp-  t;ur<^*reach has a tendency to eje-  yate not t}y that which is in itself,  fjHl ty ^at- which l**1 typifi*8  or  f^cails���������th,e   sublime   beauties   of  gr���������>ation.    We admire a painting or  piece of statuary in proportion  as  it is a true gopy of things anii^ate  or inanimate.    The finest painting  artist^ brush ever executed can not  approach in loveliness the perfec-  tion of simple flower���������������������������the handiwork of nature's Artist.    It is fpr  the.'    ������ake    of    what   it   is   itself  itself   as   well    as   the   sensation  awakened in us that we cultivate  |be  be.au|if"al.     The.   form under  f-fhich \i is easiest obtained is perhaps  in  flpwers,  the  inexpensive-  pess of which places them within  the reach of all.   That the people  $ Union and Cumberland appreciate these, consideration is shown by  the, large number   of   very   pretty  gardens in both places.    If everyone would,   begin   to grow a, few  flpwers, we should soon  see a great  pha^ge. in the appearance o.f this  town.   It depends chiefly upon the  ladies w-he,th������r the. show i������ to, be. a  Success pr. nqt,   \i e^ch one tries  her best to encourage and help it  along, it will  be a success.   If,  on  the other hand,  each one depends  ptn Bpnpte.qne. else,   hems and  hesitates and finally says she 'doesn't  knpw'; etc.,      the.    Flower    Show  ^ill be a rank failure.    Which is it  tybe?  ���������r-r  \ir--        --jj.i.-i-��������� ���������������������������- ������������������-  ������������������     iJ       Ter    * ������������������ m      ��������� ���������' ���������tJl  WK  QUINTESSENCE  "SOCIALISM.  OF  W.H.Mallock has written  an article called forth   by   Dr. Snaffle's  treatise '.' The. Quintessence of  Soc  i^l^sn^,'' recently, published in English.    Dr, Shaffle has   deAoted   to  the study, of socialism many  years,  and ia/a cpnptplete master, of its   lit-  eratur.e; and it is on account o.f  his  recognized standing as an authority  on the. subject that he is a   marked  man for. Mr.   Mallock's   criticisms.  In order, to. give the readers  of   his  article a clear understanding of tbe  text upon,   which   he.   writes,   Mr.  Mallock first sums up in   brief,   as  follows, iflud, views a,nd arguments of  this renpw.*aed fierma-n economist:  "���������/Dr. Schaffle points out in  detail  that the more extreme   doctrines of  of the socialists, the doctrines which  appeal most easily to the imagination of the ordinary   public,   have  no necessary connection  with   the  essence of socialism whatever.      He  shows; for instance, that the   position of socialism with regard to pri  , vate property is very different from  the idea popularly formed of it; and  that it does not of   necessity . ,tend  to deprive   the   individual   of   his  house, of his chattels,   of   an   ade-  quate private income of freedom to  spend it, of a   limited,   freedom   to  save it, and even of a limited   freedom to   bequeath   his   savings   to  others.    The whole essence of socialism, or, as Dr. Schaffle  calls   it>  the 'quintessence,' he shows to   be  comprised in the doctrine that society should, as a   whole,   acquire  possession not of all private property, but of a specific part only;   ai.d  that part ia not income but capital,  not the products,   but   merely the  means of production.    The socialistic revolution carried to to its logical conclusion would   merely   turn  the whole community ino a   single  manufacturing and   trading   company, in which each   citizen would  be a wage-earning or salaried   employee.    No citizen would be allowed individually to own any  of   the  means either of mannfacture or exchange, any more than an English  officer to-day is allowed to become  a shareholder in Gibralter or in the  Portsmouth dockyard.     But every  citizen would be allowed  to   spend  his salary as freely as   an   English  officer does now, and to save it   as  freely.     There would be this differ-"  ence only: his savings would   bear  no interest; they   would   virtually  be put jv>to a slocking."  Then   Mr. Mallock   proceeds   to  criticise Dr.   Scharfle's   arguments  on the ground that he has not .carried them to their final ponclusion.  He declares that   the   quintessence  of socialism is not to be   found,   as  Dr. Schaffle asserts, in the proposal  to substitute t^he state for  the.   private employer or  capitalist.    This  is merely the shall of the   quintessence, not the kernel.      "The kernel.  is the proposal to reduce to an   indefinite degree-rrindeed, praptically  to extinguish���������the existing   motive,  to the exercise of certain exceptional powers, which,  in   a   socialistic  state, would be just as es9phtial  as  at present, and ypt to  secure their  exercise in all its present intensity.  A m:in at present toils night   arid  day in creating or directing   some  great industry, and as a reward has  a palace, a picture gallery   and   a  yacht.    Were the   state   suddenly  f-ocialized, this   man, or some   one  exactly like him, would be continued in precisely his present position  and authoaity and asked to perform  exactly the same   functions.   The  only difference would be that his palace and his yacht would be   taken  from him and   his   utmost   hopes  cut   down to a   six-roomed  villa,  which would differ very   little,   as  Dr. Schaffle informs ute-,   from   the  house of the   stupidest   aud   least  efficient of rhe laborers whose labor  but for  myself,   would hardly   be  worth anything.    This fs the difference   from   the    existing   system  which is really   the quintessence of  socialism,   and    the   fundamental  question on which  the   practibility  of socialism turns   is   simply this  question of whether  able men aa a  class would   continue   to   develop  and exert their faculties as they, dp  now when nearly all the motives  which caijse tlieir activity now,  and which have caused it since the  beginning of civilization, are carefully an.d deliberately, if not vindictively, annihilated."  The chief fault Mr. Mallock has  to find with the argument of present day socialists is that, like Dr.  Schaffle's, it rests on a1 radically  imperfect coedeption of what the  socialistip problem is. . "It rests on  and it floy-s from a failure to push  the,analysis of it far enough, and  to see that the classes of men with  which socialism professes to deal  are dividejl not only by the acci-  dental fact that some men possess  capital and some do not, but by  the fact that some possess exception  al faculties and some do not, and  that the former are just as essential  to the success of socialism as the lat  ter. When once this fact is recognized, the numerical spread of soci-.  alism wiil appear before us in a  very different light, arid we shall  see that it.is necessary to- enquire  not only into the number of the  proselytes, but also into their industrial talents, as exhibited in  their lives hitherto."  THE SONG OF MONTEREY.  i * *���������  THE charm of the isle of the lottn,  El Monte, thu beautiful, keeps;  Id all heir fairy-land borders     ,  The spirit of bloom never sleeps.  Through fringes of palm and pampas  The lake's blue splendor shines,  And the white magnolia, starlike,  Gleams under the filo^dy pines.  Yet' may you dream all day '  By the flaweis and fountain spray;  Not there sball you here the burden  Of. thpEeong of Monterey.  Go forth to the windy headland,  Where the cypress trees look dow*s  Like giakts f+giid and striken,  Yet wearing the green-wood crows.  Mighty the voices that hail you  With the lore of olden time,  In the chant (jf the marching billows.  And strong boughs' answering    chime.  But the ocean, waste and grov,  And the trees,though they ring alway,  Know not the grander meaning  Of the song of Monterey.  Where the snowy surf more gently  On a curving inlet falls,  Stands Camel's lonely mission  In its crumbling garden walls.  Hushed are the bells in the belfry,  And no longer the massive door  Swings back while a dark procession  Kneels on the earthen floor.  Let your heart in stillness pray  With the worshippers passed away:  Ob, hear you not now the prelude  Of the song of Monterey ?  ,. For here is the memory holy  Of Serra, the Saint of the West,  Who brought to these pathless borders  The cross and the symbols blest;  Here first was the Gloria chanted;  The forest and desert heard,  And wherever he parsed, new voices  Repeated the sacred word.  Pleasant as brooks in May,  When they burst srom winter's sway,  Through clustering  homes and vine*  yards   ,  Grew the song of Monterey.  Wayworn at last and dying,  Home to the mission he came;  There his followers   thronged at bell-call  To watch his life's last flame.  Once more was the anthem lifted;  But hark! his voice alone,  While the sogers weep and falter,  Bears tlie pusic-to the Throne.  The swell ol that parting lay  Is in the sweet air to.day;  That life of sublime devotion  Is the song of Monterey.  Yonder in palace and garden  May the tide of pleasure roll.  But the ysars far off shall listen  To this meek, majestic soul.  Still shall the pines their censers  Of pungent ordors swing  And the resonant waves of Carmel  Is slow, deep measure sin'g.  "Peace to the slumbering clay,  And joy in tbe heovens for aye  To him who awoke for the ages  The song of Monterey.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  tbe evening. Rev. J, XY Willemar,  rector.  METHODIST, CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth  League meets ,at the close, of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor..  ���������- ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services, at 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C B. meets> at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C.  Dodds, pastor.  CORPORATION OF THE   CITY  OF CUMBERLAND,  ���������ga^eSgasSeSs&S*^^  Cumberland  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE}  AND SECOND STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B.C.  Mfts. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland be sure  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, First-Class Aecomoda-.  tion for transient and permanent boarders.    ,  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall.  Run in Connection with . Hotel.  A  Amendment to See. 18 of the Trades License By-Law from any transient trader or  other person or persons who occupies premise* ia the oity for temporary periods, and  who may offer new goods or merchandise of  any description for sale by auction or any  other manner, or to solicit orders for auy  goods to be manufactured or made, aud  ready goods, to be afterwards delivered' by  himself or any other person in addition to  any other license before mentioned ������ snm not exceeding ($100) one hundred  dollars for every six months or part thereof,  and not leu than ($50) fifty dollars for any  six months.  Read 1st time April  10th.   1899  . Bead 2nd time April 14th,   1899   .  Bead 3rd time   May     8th,    1899  Reconsidered aud finally passed May 19, '99  WESLEY WILLARD, .   L. W. NUNNS,  Chairman.     (i 6 C. M. C.  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in - Cumberland  and Unipn.    Give us a trial. ,  HT7GB GRANT & SO*.  For Your Job  Printing  Give US A   TRIAL.  WE PRINT  Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill  HeadP) Envelopes, . Business  Cards, Shipping Tags, Posters,  Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars,  Funeral Notices, etc.,  AT  VERY    LOWEST   PRICES.  FOR SALE.  FOR SALE.���������101 acres of land near  Courtenay.    App y at this office.  FOR SALE���������Valuable property in  Cumberland. For further information apply to News Officb*.  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day^  iE*gggg*@'gS'gg?g^  1  SarnuEl J, Piercy  Milk, Butter, Eggs, and Farm  Produce supplied daily.    c   <  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED  ��������� "���������  "       ."''..'  ^���������������������^1 III       1  ���������    11      1    i^i���������0^ ���������  * i* '       . *      ; ,  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO  O  o-  - o  ���������o  ' o  o  o  o  ���������,o  o  -AlUSTID  O I am prepared to  O ���������. furnish Stylish,Rigs,  Q and do Teaming at  reasonable rates..  O  C  ������ D. KILPATRICK.  o.  o  o  o  ,0  o  o  o  1  O   -; Cumberland o  OQOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO i\  Espimait k toiiM, Ry,  Steamship City  of ��������� Nanaimo will * sail aa..  follows, calling at way ports as freight and,  passengers may offer. d  Le^ve Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m, i  'i   Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m, fj  Comox for Nanaimo vk  Friday 8 a.m  J  *      Nanaimo for Victoria, ���������   ,*  Saturday 7 a.m������ L  ������OR Freig-ht tickets  and, Statev;\  room   apply on board, (]  GEO. Ii. COURTNEY,       A  Traffice Manager.  C OUR ten: AY  Directory. c. ^  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.   Mc^  Callum, Proprietor,  GEORGE   B.   LEIGHTON,     Black,  smith and Carriage Maker.      :  Union Brewery.  pPEsh Larger Beep ���������%  STEAM���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  BEST ........  HE PROVINCE  ��������� v  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information leading to conviction of,!]  persons witholding or destroying any kegs belonging to this company.,<]  HENRY REIFEL,    Managerl  Independence ,.  The man who buys Shorey's Ready Tailored  Clothing looks and feels independent. His apparel is  jnst as stylish as though he had paid a high price to a  swell tailor. His appearance is a recommendation if he  is seeking employment. The simple fact that he is wearing Shorey's Clothing is/ proof of his well-balanced  judgement. And the guarantee card he finds in the pocket of eaqh garment makes  him independent of all risk.  The clothes mlsst satisfy hint, or he can have his money back.  =sc  I  For Sale by Stevenson & Co. 5*7  J  i.ji.HUHl  1 JJ'Ir'lJ..'  ���������tr  ARTIFICIAL  F'EftTI^IZE'RS i&ND  HOW TO "CB������ THEJr-t  By J. B. Anderson.  Bead a* -the Regular Meeting <rf th������  Comox Tarn-tens*   Institute  May 18th,  18������������.  In taking up the -question of so  called .Artificial   Fertilizers    and  their    application  to   the  soil  as  plant food, one is immediately confronted with  several    unavoidable  questions and in order to  come to  an intelligent conclusion it is necessary that they should be considered,  however '. ,  superficially,       since  they are questions requiring much  study    and    thought    to   master  thoroughly; I' cat* only hope in a  short paper of this description, to  give a.general, idea  of them, and I  hope ihat I will make .myself sufficiently explicit, that any of you  -who have not studied the  subject,  .may be able to form a tolerably  clear   conception   of the relation;  between soils,'plant food or fertili-  ,. aers, and plants.  Now, whilst asking that you will  bear with in the attempt  which I  s have been presumptuous to undertake, to explain matters of the  nature of the subject of this paper, to  to practical   farmers, it must be  borne in mind that however practical^ farmei may be, there are certain questions, of a theoretical  nature, a knowledge of which, he can  not acquire, or have acquire,  without much patience and experiment, j  , except by taking,  what I may da-  scrib as "the short cut" offered by  ^ecieniinc'^eiarch, ^ihVpesent-  ing the following remarks,  I must  take this opportunity, of disclaiming that I for  one  moment  wish  you to think, that I am attempting  - to pass off as the emanations of my  own brain.   It is,  however, sufficiently patent, I imagine, to all of  you,, that they are the result of the  study of the study of the questions  from the various    authorities   to  which J have had access and I am  glad  to say combined with some  practical experience.  Now as to the elementary composition of plants, when I state to you,  that but fourteen of the seventy elements known in nature enter into  the composition of plants, or are  necessary to produce the different  kinds of matter. It is not necessary  to weary you with a desciiption of  the fourteen elements alluded to,  suffice it to say that but three of  them, viz: nitrogen, phosphorous,  and potassium or their combinations, enter so largely into the composition of plants, as to render  them necessary of coasideration.  "Nitrogen, the most expensive, occurs in nature in the following  forms:  1 As a constituent of air.  2 In the form of ammonia.  3 In the form  of  nitric acid or  nitrates.  c    4   In  various   other   forms   in  plants and animals and it is useful  to plants in the following forms:  1 As  nitrogen   gas, or uncom-  bined nitrogen.  2 In the form of ammonia.  3 la the form of nitrates.  All plants can not use nitrogen  \r\ any of these three forms equally  well, but each form is found  specially suited to certain kinds of  plants. Fortunately nitrogen in  $e form o^f nitrogen gas, or uncqm-  tin^d nitrogen, is present in the air  in^ $my   quantity,   forming about  four fifths  of it in fact,  but not all  plants have the power of availing  themselves of its use in this form,  the~ppwer being confined chiefly to  leguminous   plants,   peas,   beans,  clovers, etc.. This class of plants  derives all the nitrogen it /needs  "and niore from this source and it is  for thfit reason clover is so much  recommended for cropping land or  plowing   in.    Upon   the   roots of  leguminous plants  I daresay you  have all observed small tubercules;  these tubercules contain large nnm-'  ' bers   of   micro-organisms   derived  from the soil which have the power  of bring the nitrogen of the air into  such- combinations   as the plant  can use.   Culture   of these microorganisms for tbe use of leguminous  plants plants, are   now , manufactured in   Germany,   and   sold as  fertilizers,    under    the    name   of  Nitragin,. pronounced nectragin the  a being souned hard; The other  most common form in which nitrogen is. available as plant food isjn  form of Nitrate of Soda which is a  product of Chili.and Peru, it is,  however, very impure as it is mined, the chief impurity being common salt.' Before being sent,to  market it is purified and the form  in which it is sold as a fertilizer,  contains from 95 to 96 per cent of  nitrate of soda, contain from 15$ to  16 pounds oi nitrogen. Sulphate  of Ammonia contains 19 to 20$ per  cent; Muriate of Ammonia 25 to 26  per cent, and Nitrate of Potash 13  to 14 percent:.;    ,,,  [TO BE CONTINUED.] r  t ���������*������������������*������"      i."^fr"r \     ^     ." i.       '���������I j"������ C  CANADIAN HOME JOURNAL.  The May number of this magazine is an excellent one. The articles are all interesting, especially  that on "the later life of Dickens,"  and the sketch of Frederick Scott,  the Canadian poet. Mr. Scott,  whose character is a living type of  the beauty his poetry portrays, is a  Church of England clergyman.  He was ordained by the bishop of  St. Albans in '86 and appointed  curate of St. Mathews, Quebec,  some years later. He married  Miss Brooks of Bernet HertB, Eng.  His first book was published in  '88. We quote from his "Burden  of Time:"  Before the seas and mountains   ever brought forth  I reigned; I hung the   universe in  space;  I capped the earth's poles with   ice  to south and north.  And  set the   moving   tides   their  bounds and place.  I smoothed the granite mountains  with my hand;  My   fingers   gave   the   continents  their form;  I rent the heavens, and loosed   upon the land  The fury of the whirlwind and  the  storm.  ���������w*  0. H. FECHNE!  For Sale  One "STEWART BANJO"  and one "COLUMBIA GUITAR," both new. Anyone  wanting a Banjo or Guitar  would get a bargain in purchasing one of these fine instruments.  Qhas, Segrave, Local  Agent, Cumberland.  LEADING   BARBER  and  Keeps a Large  Stock ,  of Fire Arms.  Amuni-  tion    and   Sporting  Goods of  all   descriptions.      ,   ,  Cumberland,     B. C.  ^m^m^mmmmm^mMMWMBmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmlmmmmmmmmWmmmmmmmWmmmmmmmmmm^mW^amm  General Teaming Ponder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  In Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  NOTICE t  Any person er persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels ef the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanai-  , mo, will be prosecuted.    A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  conviction. ^t    .  W. E. Norris, Sec'y  Society     Cards  Hiram Loage No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.  Courtenay B. C. '    ,   ,  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.   '     "     _     ��������� ���������  ^ R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland. Encampment.  r-Y    No. 6, I. O. O. F*,' Union.  Meets everv alternate   Wednesdays ol  each month at 7:30 oVlpck p.m.  Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend..  '    .    Chas. Whyte, Scribe.  I    O.   O.   F.  Union Lodge, No. 11, meets even  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visitmg bretn  ren cordially invited to attend.  -*���������    F. A. Anley, R. S.  FBVIT and TREES  ORNAMENTAL -*��������� *������-'*-' kJ  Bulbs, Rosea, Hollies, Rhodoendrona, etc.,  for spring planting. Thousands growing on  my own grounds. Most complete stock in  the province. New catalogue now ready.  Call or address M. J. HENRY, 604 Westminster Road, Vancouver, B. C.  PURE  MILK  delivered by me daily in Cumberland and  Uuion.    A share of patronage is solicited.  JAMBS RBID.  JE'I^OF'ElSS'IO'iT^-Xj.  . . . L. P. Eckstein . . .  '  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  CUMBERLAND, B.    C.  YARWOOD 8l   YOUNG.  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V  1 i        -    * <i ��������������������������� ���������** ��������� ���������     . 1  * <���������* *  0dr  rates are rqoderate  ..GIVE US.,  . A TrUI*  Suhscrjptmn  $2.00  1  a  year.  "THE   NEWS"   IS   INDEPENji  DENT     ENOUGH     TO :  SAY :vj  WHAT  IT  BELIEVES'   TO:BH \  RIGHT   EVERY    TIME,   AND  ITS COLUMNS   ARE OPEN TO  ALL CORRESPONDENTS, WHO ;,  FEEL LIKE DOING THE SAMB. \  Equal rights for all.    Special prir* .  ileges for none.  Job Printing  ife       WE  WANT YOUR  Job pri*ntii">!  SATISFACTORY pIS  We have a good job  plant and good printers,  and we are prepared to  do neat and attractive  work in  SHORT ORDER.  We wont do Job  Work for Etotbiiig.  That's not what  The News is here  for. But we guarantee HOURGLASS WAISTS.  THEY HAVE BEEN TURNED DOWN AND  WILL HARDLY RETURN.  \CImngres   In,'Corsets   Have  Gra-dnallT  ,    Bronght   About  Improvement���������Only  tlie Uninformed Think Women Lace  as They Once Dill.  Dress reforms corae and go, but the  lorset lives them' all down. Doctors rail  at it. Health associations-make h mighty  hullabaloo about, it. Certain women's  clubs after carefully girding up their own  * individual corsets launch tho thunderbolts  of their theoretical disapproval at tho ccr-  set in general, It must * bo that' tho doctors, tho health associations and the clubs  enjoy the excitement, for there is no other  visible reason for their keeping it up. Apparently it has no effect on tho corset,  which is as popular as ever. Tho time has  goue by���������in fact, it never was���������when o  ���������woman could bo truly said to bo settled in  life. ,Tho goddess of fashion soes to it that  ������, woman   never  has  a  chance to  settle  ��������� "down. No marriage���������no, nor any number  of marriages���������can accomplish it. .  ' How is a woman to feel settled when  sho has to bo elongating her waist or shutting it up like a Japanese lantern? That  is tho way a woman has to live.* One season she has to havo largo hips, and tho  next no.hips at all. In Juno sho must bo  ���������willowy; in January sho must bo houf-  lanto; * long feet this year, short feet  next; blooming in spring, fragile in au  tuinn; brunette, then blond; first she has  no ears, next sho "has no brow, and next  * she can't get brow enough; presto, change,  ' her hair must go from grave to gay, from  black to gold, from a soft primness to an  abounding and effulgent pompadour. A  ���������woman cannot feel settled when she has  to bo compiling her own vital statistics on-  such a'scale.  That's tho way it ifl with corsets. Women have ��������� no sooner got used to the short  [French corsets than along comes a decree  from tho fashion mongers and announces  that tho English stylo will prevail. When  ���������women first undertook to wear tho short  corsets, they felt as if they had got into a  [girdlo by mistake. Their shouldor blades  timidly scrapod up an acquaintance with  thoir gowns, and tbe women first pulled  the corset down and --then "hunched" it  ���������up in.an effort to reach tho accustomed  limits. And no sooner havo they given up  all this and adjusted a now boundary line  than tho wholo thinjhivs lo bo done again.  But, whilo the corset' is just as popular  an, institution as it ovor was, still there  ' have been some changes both in tho article  itself and in tho way of wearing it. Tho  great jnajority of corsets aro made of  coutillo and will probably contlnuo.to bo  mado of that fabric. * It is tho least es-  pensivo of tho materials used and seems-to  give' tho best satisfaction for tho price.'  Within tho* last few years Fronoh batiste  has grown largely in favor ������3 ,a. material  for corsets. A woman who is even only  moderately slender will bo moro comfort-  ,ablo in a batisto corset. A coutillo ono is  a good deal liko a tight board, fenco or a  steel cuirass. ���������       ���������    '  Most of thu ready mado corsets aro made  on tho same old  plan, stools  front, back  and under the arms, wich groups of very  narrow  steels and  bor.es   between.    Ail  tho denunciations of tho corset which have  been uttered in tho last decade have failed  to change the construction of the corset in  tho slightest degree.   The riso in tho price  of whalebones accomplished  it  in short  order,   however,  and,   whilo very   many  small bones aro used in tho moro expensive  -corsets, tlieir  placo hn3 been taken in tho  ���������cheaper  grades  by fino steels and substitutes for bones.  "What the pleas of the doctors did not ac-  ���������complish, however, has nevertheless been  gained in a roundabout way. Probably  tho increasing interest which women have  taken in outdoor sports is responsible for  tho g7'eatest change. Jn the ccrs^t-. Within  -thejast few yea;-.*"- dealer,1-* l*p���������-.r-c>. been overwhelmed with demands for :i corset which  cost from $15 to $25. These prices can be  divided in four for tho average ready made  corsets, although some ready mado ones  cost fully as much as thoso made to order.  ���������New York Sun.  would give tho wearer room ju3fi -'.hove  the waist Tho colored pT.stes shown afc  health lectures and pointing terrible warnings about the compression of tha flouring  ribs were not bohind this demand. It was  tho woman's own intolerable discomfort.  She had tried to walk, to play golf, to r'ido  a wheel, and she simply suffered tortures  bocauso she couldn't breathe.  A corset has now been produced which  not only laces in tho back, but also on  each hip.- In this way there can bo bad  all tho room anybody wants' above the  waist, while around tho hips the secondary  lacing holds it good and firm and snug.  The corset man says that women with abnormally largo hips and- that common defect of a -woman's flguro rit 40, a crowding  of flesh down below, tho waist, can restore  the lines of heir.figure, by wearing one .of  theso corsets. , He docfi not mean that she  will grow slender, but that tho flash will  resume its proper position and that her  lines, whilo they may bo oxecssivo in tho  matter of curves, will not bo abnormal.  Only peoplo who know nothing about  tho mattor say that women laco as they  onco did. An 18 inch waist was formerly  no moro rare than a SO inch waist is now.  Women do not laco as thoy did. Indeed  it Isn't often'that a woman, lac.es i:fc all.  When eho eoems to, it is sometimes, be-,  cause sho is not properly fitted. The hour-,  Klass waist has moat appropriately been'  turned down. Its sands have run out, and  .there aro no signs of its revival.  ." Tho trend is altogether in tho direction  of-'cuttingdown tho measurements around,  the hips, and as tho hips are bound to a  policy of expansion if tho waist is compressed tho prospects arc-still'-bright for  the waist.    No lacing is in sight.   .'  "Women have learned several things in  tho courso of the last few years. They  havo learned that, whilo all waists may  look alike.to tho average dealer in corsets,  there is a heap of difference between any  two of them. Moro and moro women are  having corsets mado to order. This means  an outlay of from ������3 or $-1 up to the vanishing point. Tho best known makers do  nothing for loss than SG. For ������8 ono can  havo a'coutillo corset, made. The materia?  is heavy���������too heavy for thoso who do not  like tho tight board effect. But the wearing qualities aro excellent, and tho corset  is made as carefully aa if the material  were finer. Batiste corsets cost from ������10  to ������20 made to order.   Silk and satin ones  Women In Trade.  Consul Monaghan of Chemnitz says that  there are 579,608 women engaged in trade  in Germany, the number having doubled  during tho last 13 years. All branches of  industry show an increase in this lino oi  employment, the higher classes of labor  even more than the lower onos. The greatest gain, however, is apparent in commerce, the percentage of women in this  Una bain? 1 to 4.  HE   HELD  MONEY  CHEAP.  LADDER  FROM CLOUDS.  Such    AVill    lie    the   Appearance    of   the  -JCitlel   tower iu'l'Kiis  Wlien  It  Is  I'u'jit<-<1 Silver  White.  ' f  i'Jso J-liffel tower, say tha gentlsmen of  aosnhetic temperament, must go. The  Jiiffoi tower, say- tha gentlemen who  know, the law,, must stay for soiuh years  yet. Tho Eiffel tower, say tho aesthetes,  is''ugly, discouraging to the eyo and an  all-round nightmare. "Scaffold!'' cries  the carpet. '/Down with it! It has no  place in artistic Paris."  "Impossible." otjacts tho law. , "When  the company took a lease of it they got  it for a term of 20 years. You can't break  the lease, and the time limit- is nowhere  up,"  "But," urge3 tho aesthete, "look,at  the shape, look at the size,' look at the  color! Is not the whole thing hideous? If  we can't destroy'it wo can at least im-  pjovo it and lesson the offense'to our  senses."  And so the Eiffel tower is goina ta bo  metamorphosed. It has been in color a  reddish brown, and it is the color to  which tho gontlemeu with fine ideas have  long objected. , They - have called the  tower a shameless creation and repeatedly  ridiculed tne commonplace tone, of hue.  And now they havo provailed and tho  tower is going to be a thing of beauty,  so far as tint goes. Silver white is the  color agreed upon., and* it is urged .-that  when the army, of workmen have finished  their painting the hugo structure will  look really not so bad a ft or all. Half a  hundred men will bo employed on the  building, working hard every day for  two months. And 50,000 kilogrammes of  paint will be used up before the .Eiffel  tower has fully lost its brickdust coat  and finds itself arrayed iu the poetio  covering which tho aesthetes have advised.  Two coats of paint will be applied and  tho brushes will be busy.  It has been objected that the tower has  always had tho appearance of having bnen  cast up in inartistic form by a careless  earth. The tower has seemed to rise awkwardly from tho ground, the critical  havo said. Why not igivo it such an  arrangement as would , suggest the idea  of dropping, from the clouds? That would  bo a pleasing fancy, .and.If the hugo  tower were lighted, at regular intervals it  would present a picture as of a brilliant  ���������creature of the clouds, and all tho world  would be lost in admiration. Thasc plan3  were'suggested when the -exposition of  1000 was under consideration, and they  havo been adopted. A ladder from the  clouds. . That was the idea. And with  that the aesthetic ta.ito was forced to be  satisfied.  Tho Eiffel tower has long been the  universal bed lamp of Paris. The great  candlo in the ton would be sadly missed,  even by those who have fought against  the continuance of the structure. That  ever swnyina lantern is one of iho wonders of tha French capital.  Ootv   Thieves   Were   Diverted    From  Robbing n. Man ot Thousands.  * "The recent series of hold ups makes me  think of tho time we came near losing  quite a sum of monoy, " says a prominent,  business man. "It was whilo we were  building the t27?a of Pullman, and often  tho pay'roll calicd for ������30,000. ��������� We paid  the men every two weeks, and as -there  was no express oflico thero then tho money  ' had to bo carried in cash to Pullman from  this c-ity. Ono day it would bo' taken out  thero, and that night it would be put in  envelopes for each man, and inthe'morn-  ing given to them.  "On this particular day the detectives  had discovered a plot to waylay "tho luan  who was to tako out tho money and get  it. But they did not get tho information  quick enough, for as thoy reached the sta-,  tion they saw tho train just pulling out. '  Tho young man, not knowing that he was  being followed, was ontirelyat rease and  threw the valiso ho carriod' down on the-  floor and wont across tho car to talk , to a  cousin, who was on tho train. Of course  tho valise was whero ho could see it, but  bo took no further notice of it than to see  that it was thero. Tho men who had plan-*  ned to get tho money were completely  staggered and kept close watch on him.  "At Sixteenth street tho young man  stepped to the door to assist his cousin to  tho platform and went back to tho car,  and sat down and put his feet on tho va-  iiso for a' rest. Tho act of going to tho  door and leaving tho valise had completely finished the doubt that the,thieves had  entertained, and they came to .tho conclusion that this was uot tho man or that  they had mistaken their time. So thoy  ' left the train at tho next stop. And tho  money reached the men all right. My  friend has sinco said that if ho had known  that some ono intended to rob him it  would havo rendered him nervous, and he  would havo lost bis norvo and betrayed  himself and lost tho monoy."���������Chicago  Chroniclo.  A STARTLED OLD SALT:  THIS DOG  PRINTS A  NEWSPAPER.  Odd    Motor    Power    Kmploj-twt    by     (lie  1'HiiiouMi  (Wis.)   Kevioiv.  A dog that runs the entire machinery  of a printing office is a novelty. "Plymouth, Wis., possesses such an animal.  Gpysy is the name of thia remarkable  dog-engine, and ha is tho property of  Messrs. Carrol & Bowers, proprietors cf.  iho Plymouth Review. Gyp, as hois  known ro the children of the town, is a  gigantic, 2-year-old English mastiff,  woighiaz .140. .pounds,'-.who Una been  caught to'furnish the motive, power i'or  running the presses of the Review olltce.  A largo. ..wooden wheel,, eight ', feet in  diameter, was built expressly' for. Gyp's  aejbm.rnddatioii. At the word of command  the intelligent cauine enters the, wheel  arid begins,his work. To the wheel is  attached a belt connecting with the  presses ic the next room. Jn two hours  <iyp has run off an edition of 1,000/papers  on a Prouty power press. He also runs a.  Jones-Gordon half medium job press, and  in fact; all the presses of the office except  the small card press, which goes by foot  power. Gyp runs oil the weekly edition  of tho   Review   regularly    and    tha   jot  X*0(J  I'KIXTIXG A  -NKWSrAl'KIJ.  presses daily. Ho seems to enjoy his  work, and n'eyer has to be driven.to his  station, but on the contrary shows an  unwillingess to stop when ordered to  come out of tho big wheel. Ho is kindly  treated by his owners, who would scarcely  bo able to gst out their bright paper  without his powerful assistance. Gyp  stopped his work long enough for a snap  shot of him in his wheel, as shown above.  Tho wearing oi' orange blossoms as a  bridal decoration originated in the days of  tho crusaders.  The Bloomin  Surprise That  His Convict Crew Prepared  For llitn.  Thomas Ilaydon, in his "Sporting  Reminiscences,!' tolls a story of Australia  that will bear transplanting. There was  an old salt���������a semigovcrnment official���������  who used to make a considerable sum of  money by piloting vcssols up tho river,  and tho beat he sot off in was manned by  a convict crew. Ilis first inquiry of a  morning would bo, "Any ships in sight?"  If tho answer was "No, sir, "then would  come a volley of oaths, and he would call  them "lazy -landlubbers" and tell them  they were too infernally lazy to keep a  lookout.       '��������� -���������   -  .  Ono of the convicts suggested to his  mates.'that if he could sneak tho "oleun's"  telescopo he should sco ships right enough.  Tho opportunity offered and: the telescope  was sneaked sure enough and a ship in  'full'sail'was painted, on 'the class at tho  end. It was then replaced in the locker.  Next day, tho "olo un's" temper was, if  anything, worse than ever. '  "No ships, you lazy scoundrels?'\wag  hii greeting.. ���������������   t '    '  "No, sir."  'Here, No. 4, givo mc my telescopo."  "Ay, ay, sir," and tho telescopo. was  duly handed up to him.  Raising it to his oye,<ho said, in a tone  of intense surprise:  *-' '-'Why, here's a ship," and then, looking  to another point of the compass, said, "and  there's a ship." And again scanning tho  horizon, he said, "By heavens, tho bloomin ocean's full of ships." Then turning'  round to see if smoko was coming from  his cottage chimney���������an indication that  his breakfast was being prepared���������ho exclaimed, as he again raised his telescope,  "By tho Lord Harry, thoro's a bloomin,  ship on tho top of my chimney I"���������London Sporting Life.  Uncle of the Moon.  Speaking with strict accuracy, instead  of presenting an unchanged faco toward  ��������� us, tlie moon appears to be never still, but  always rocking backward or forward, falling toward us or away from us, and by  tho amount of these variations���������small, it  is very true���������regions of the hemisphere  turned away from us-aro disclosed. They  aro placed unhappily, in the situation best  calculated to defeat curiosity. Wo are permitted to tako just'a glimpse of "the other sido," but to bring away only the minimum of information ns to its condition.  Perhaps it is rash to say we shall never,  know.moro of the "other side" of the  niotrn, so marvelous have -. been the recent  advances in astronomy. Sonic day perhaps  new discoveries after tho man nor of Roentgen rays may enable us to goS a photograph through the moon. ShorS of that,  we must needs wait for some stray visitor  from outer spaco to come into collision  with the moon and turn it round, in order  to enable us to satisfy our curiosity, aud  pationco may well be stimulated by tho  knowledge that tho results of such a collision, should it ever.occur, would in all  probability bo not loss disastrous to,the  earth than to tho moon itself.���������Windsor  Magazine  A Talent For BiUnnein j?.  Tho pleasant coffep room of tho old Star  and Garter at Richmond���������������������������which was  burned down in 18(30���������was patronized by  statesmen, politicians and writers. On  Saturday evenings it was regularly visited  by a middle aged gentleman of rather  broad stature, with gray hair and a large  shirt cellar which formed a conspicuous  featuro in his attlro. Ho would dine always alone at a particular comer table,  and after dinner it was his humor to build  up before hiITi a pyramid of tumblers and  wineglasses, which he topped with a decanter. Occasionally tho whole-structure  would topplo over and. litter the table  with its ruins. Then* tho' middle aged  gentleman would rise, pay his. bill, including the'charge for' broken glass, and  depart. Tho waiters knew him well. He  was Thomas Babin'gtOn-. Lord Macaulay.  ���������Cornhill Magazine  Professions*. I   Jsir������i  Cat cher.  Berlin pays a salary to a professional  bird catcher, who keeps scientific insitu-  tions supplied with birds, nests and eggs.  Ho ia tho only man in tho Empire permit! e:l to do so.  OUT   OF. DEATH'S   SHADOW.  THE   EXPERIENCE   OF   A    LADY   WHO  HAD GIVEN UP KOPE.  Tortured With Pains in the Stomach for  Four Years���������Doctors and Hospnal reat-  men- Failed to' Help Her���������In Her Extremity Dr. Williams* Pink Pills Re tored  Her to Health.  from the Femorcke Observer.  Wherever man is to be ��������� found there  _.lso, side by side with him, is, disease  ud suffering. Those who have de-  oted their lives to the alleviation of  he suffering and bodily weakness of  mnian organization  are   surely bene-  - -ictors of  their  kind, and  deserve the  jraise" of   all   mankind.    For special  looors in this line may -bo  pointed out  he discoverer of   that wonderful rein-  ;dy, Dr. Wilianis' Pink  Pills  for Pale  People.    Recently   the   case   of , Mrs.  \faggie Brunette, of  Chichester, Que..  ���������ame prominently under   thoL notice of  r.he Observer reporter.    He folt it to' be  nis duty,.on hearing of Mrs. Brunette's  restoration   from .prostrate  illcess   to  health,to interview the lady and record  ,hcr experience for the benefit of  others.  vvho may need the healing influences of  Dr.   Williams' Pink   Pills,   Mrs. Bru-  lette's f. rra house was'found to be very  .-omfortable  and  even elegant, located  leaf the base of   ah immense  hill, an  turguard of the Laurentian Mountains.  he  reporter   was warmly   welcomed  id Mrs. Brunette said  she  was  very  lad to have .an  opportunity to testify  - > the groat benefit Dr. Williams' Pink  ills had conferred   upon her. * She  is  ���������i j-ears of age now. Her husband,tho  'te Chas. Brunette,*died 14 years ago,  id after his death sho worked very  .ird foe some years, with tho result  mt she became completely run down,  ) much so that, although" quite tall,  le weighed only   about   90   pounds.  - fter taking the slightest food she felt  ich distress that she was compelled to  e down for hours, being so weak that  ie was finable to sit up. At last she  lought she must have been attacked by  ncer of  the stomach, so violent we/e  cie pains that constantly  harassed her.  lie consulted the  best physicians  and  tent  moro  than a  hundred dollars in  eatment and medicine, .in addition to  hich she spent nine weeks in tbe hos-'  Ltal   at   Pembroke.    But  withal she  as ill four years ,and despaired of ever  .eing   well.    Finally   she  decided  to  ivo Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  a  trial,  nd accordingly she procured six boxes.  Jthough   they  benefited   her   almost  .���������om the time. she*, began  ta.'-ing them,  io keptaon taking , the pil - * nitil she  ad taken sixteen   boxes, and then felt ,  lat she was completely cured, the pills  :complishing  in  three  months  >vhat  mr years of   medical "treatment  had  died to do.    Froni   that' time, nearly  iireo year's, ago, Mrs. Brunette has been  a* good health, needing'' lib' medicine.  '/You'can see," said  Mrs. Brunette, as  iic reporter was departing, '���������that I am  i- perfect health, I  attend  to all  my  ousehold work   and   tho   dairy   and  oultry, and  have  a large   number of  )ws to milk.    I  never  fail to   say  a  ood word for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  -hen I have an  opportunity, for  they  id wonderful things   for mo."    Mrs.  ruuette is a well educated ladj-,speak-  ���������g- French and English fluently.  A  SPANISH   SALUTE.  Wlisit   the   Ivrilxer   Wonld, Have   Ke-  cclvi'd it lie Hud Gome to Cn.ilisr..  Senor Sagasta���������Wo must do the very  bf.se we know bow to impress tbe German emperor when he comes ro Cadiz.  1-1 is Secretary���������Yes,. senor, the best  we know how with our limited' resources.   ;-.": ��������� ������������������    ���������'���������  -    ��������������������������� ���������:..'.   .'.;  Sagasta���������-And what do you suggest?  The Secretary���������An official csalutc  Would seem to be tbe proper thing.  Sagast'a���������Yes, yes, an official salute  by all means. !  The Secvetary���������rBut;au official ealuta  .requires'serviceable guns.       ,  Sagasta���������Of course^ Wo'ye got;'em,  haven't we? , '.. "  Tbo Secretary���������I'm afraid not, senor.  The guns aro in very bad shape.   ���������  Sagasta���������Too bad! How about the  powder':  Tbo Secretary���������It's very poor stuff,  senor. I don't believe its explosion  could be heard 100 yards from the  quay.  Sagasta���������Say, this is awful. Bad  cannon and wretched powder! What in  thunder are we going to do about it?  The Secretary���������May I offer a suggestion, senor?-  Sagasta���������You may.  Tho Secretary���������Then I wonld suggest, seuur, that as tho emperor is tc  arrive incognito an incognito salute  would bo tho very thing!  Sagasta���������Good! Fire it!���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  His Papa's Boy.  Here is a little story they aro telling  at the expense of Frank Daniels. Just  before he left his borne this fall he called bis young eon to him and asked:  "My bo3r, when you get through with  the preparatory schools what college dc  you wish to go to?"  The boy thought it over for a moment  and then replied:  " Vassar."     ..    .  Mr. Daniels looked at the little fellow  very hard for awhile and then, pushing  bis hands down into his pockets, walked  away, murmuring to himself:  "Well, I don't know'that I blame  you. If I had my pick I guess I'd take  "Vn&���������*���������"   too."���������Cleveland Leader.  CHILDREN'S COIiUHN.  A Yoniij? I*"::ri> Player. \  , 7^1=-; Edna Crouse is tbe youngest harp  player in tho United Status.. Although  this littlo wonian in but 0 years old, shu  is tho possessor of three gold medals won  by the excellence of her work on her favorite instrument. Sho captured some of  her laurels on June '15, 18HS, at Kimball  hall, when the Chicago Harp college held  . ' KDKA CHOUSE.  Its closing  exercises  for   tho year.    Thin  medal was offered  by. Lyon  &   Hoaly for  high excellcnco fn   harp music. - Tho contest was open to all   tho  students of   tho>  college^   but  was  won by   tho  youngest.  Not only is littlo Missbrouso proficient us  a  musician, but sho is likewise a bright,  ,well informed child, with a sunny  disposition, a beautiful'face and  dainty; injui-  nors, combined with all  of  which  she''is*  most modest  concerning  her talent  and.  her honors. . ...  HIh'ntrtlidti-r Gift.  When  Mrs. Ransom   went away  for a'  fortnight's visit, relates Tho Youth's Com,-,  panion, sho called her two boysto her and  said firmly:  ''Now, Rob. 1 want  you and  Ned to promise me that you will riot tease-  papa to tako you to tho football game no*st  weok.  , If ho wants to go, ho might wish  to be with some friends and nob   have tho-  care of littlo, boys   liko  you.    And don't  forget that you are to givo papa something -  bought   with   your  own   money  for   his  birthday."   ,  Tho boys-promised, and tho -mother do-.**  parted.    The fact that tho  birthday  ami  tho football gamo occurred  on ' the samo  *  date   seemed   particularly . un propitious.  But tho day boforo Rob liad n sudden in- :  , spiration,  tho  glow   of  which.'was  soon   *  ' shared with his brother.      '��������� ' -  On Mr. Rnnsoni's plate at breakfast tho  next'morning was a somewhat  soiled on-  ' volopo on   which was  printed  in   painful  letters, "Happy llurthday."  Opening id, tho benoliciary found two  dingy quarters wrapped in a half sheet of  paper, which bnro tho words, "To by a  tikket for tho Game."  And,   looking  up, ho  encountorcd  tho  fjaza of four wistfully hopeful eyes, whose -  owners had no reason to rogrot their strategy. ' L  *%Vns Hin Own Acenner.  Nebuchadnezzar Jcncs was a small boy  whoso iiarau might hotter havo been Ananias, for ho had a bad habit of telling  "whoppi-vs" fur Ihi; mere pleasure of lying. Not thac littlo Neb, as his relatives  called him, was a bad boy, but ho lovoil  to make up stories that would causo people to open their eyes. Ono aftorncon ho  ran into the sitting room broathlossly-and  ' began to rattle off a yarn about a suako  that ho had socn swallowing a frog, legs  first, whilo tho frog was swallowing tho  snake, tail first, till the.y hod swallowed *  each other up.' J usfc.a's; Neb maishod his  story and his father and mother wcro partially recovering from' their nstonishmenc;  tho boy's boot heel dropped off. "There!"  exclaimed .Nob's father very gravely. "You  see.what you get for telling lios."  Nob snuffled away shamefacedly, but a  day or two-after lie told another story thtit  sounded quitoplausiblo. Its untruth probably would never havo been known had  not Neb lifted up his foot, looked at hia  heel carefully for a moment, and then  said, "It didn't come off this timo."  "Vhat V Stands Tor.  P stands for piper,  Darlinj*; little, boy:  "Easy enough to fancy him  Somebody's pride and. joy.  And P Is for sister Pruo,  The piper's dearest pet.  He likes to play for her to dance  The pretty minuet. ...  ���������Christian   Work.  Jiuimie "Was Worried.  A gentleman who observed .Jiimnie carefully taking tho  census of  a'company assembled in a parlor awaiting a call to supper inquired:    ' .   "   '   '���������'  "What's tlie matter, Jhnmle?"*  ���������  "Why," replied tho urchin, with a troubled air, "hero's niho of us, counting mo,  und   mamma   has  gono  and cut tho two  riies  into quarters, and  that only makes  liaht nieces."  *-     il  ; a  ���������i  Y  Norway is moro properly Norea, meaning "North Isle." It is commonly called  by the natives tho "North Kingdom." .' &w^Jji.ua'1;dri*'<������as=iaTa  rr  |,THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  A.RUDE AWAKENING.  P������rite Politician  Found His THonfijIits  V -Were tout a Dream.  "So the convention didn't nominate  'i-mer* said-tke-politician who had been  continuously in office for   eight   or ten  ^years. ���������       .  *    The lieutenant shook his head.  V "Did  anything break  loose V" asked  'the   politician    after    a   moment   of  [j? thought.  V-     "Not a thing.' ,  \     "The people in  the, galleries  didnt  ���������4'get up and hiss and walk' out  of  the  g '-convention   hall   when I  was  turned  Mown?' '   ' " ,  "Not a man left.'  'i      "There was no popular demonstration  Vand no one seemed to feel that the coun-  '���������**try was going to the dogs?"  .,      "On the contrary, every  one Beemed  > to  tbink  it  would  worry  along just  <; .about as comfortably  as  usual, and 1  [������ didn't see a man dodge as if he expected  J .an earthquake or some other indication  !������' of heavenly displeasure."  ���������       "And to think,'\said  the politician  n reflectively, "that   I have.been  under  V the impression that the salvation of this  l\ whole country has'rested on me for the  ���������> last eight years and seven months 1 ���������  "*��������� Chicago Post.     Y '     '  A TONIC FOB THE DEBILITATED.  !      Parmelee's  Vegetable   Pills  by  acting  i mHdlyTut thoroughly on   tbe.so ore ions  -r.f+hn hodv are a valuable  tonic,   ���������������������u  ^Itinl   he7 lagging  organs,  tobe^Mnl  Fftotion and restoring them to  full  >igof-  Thev can be   taken   in   graduated  doses  ������ndy8o used that they can ne dlBOontanued  at any time.without  return  of  the  ail  1 SeS which they were used to allay.  In  Printlnss   House  Square.  *       Dauber���������Whom docs that statue repro-  ^sJnbblcr--Dpn't  you   know?    That  to  Ben    Franklin    tho  first   American   joke  DRAMATIC AUTHORS  Tlie Money Tlint  In Earneil   l������y 'Wf'rit-  ers For tlie Stage.  Wonderful stories are. told of the amounts  paid to dramatic authors. If they were  true, they would prove that the quickest  way to get rich was' to write a successful  play. It takes about two years, however,  for a skilled' dramatist to make a play,  and ho cannot guarantee ,that it will bo  liked by the unfathomable public. The  typical pay of a dramatic author is 5 per  cent of the gross receipts weekly, but there  ���������i3������o fixed standard" of payment. Some  playwrights get a certain sum downwind  tho usual royalty of 5 per cent. Others are  paid on a gliding scale.  One noted pair of collaborators received  for one of their productions (> per cent of  the gross receipts up to ������(5,000 and 1 per  cent additional of each 81,000 over that  figure. As their work drew i?l6,000 a week  for the first six weeks their manager had  to pay them ������700 a week for tho, use of  their work. In the case of purely theatrical hack work smaller prices are paid,  and tho rate is often ilxcd at so much a  night, ������*25 being a. good fee.   -  For adaptations royalties aro seldom  paid in this country. ' A manager usually  hires a hack dramatist and pays him a  lump sum for his work. For. operetta  adaptations very small prices aro paid.  That is why the adaptations are usually  such poor trash. No man who can do  good work can afford to accept tho terms..  Original operettas, if .successful, pay  both managers and authors very well.  D'Oyly Carto offered Gilbert and Sullivan  ������10,000 down for the exclusive "English  rights to tlie "Pirates of Penzance." They  declined tho offer, accepted their'customary, royalties and got ������12,000..���������W. J.  Henderson in Scribner's.  h  writ.nr.     ,    Tt iiiav be only a trifling cold, but neg-  hut we ran effect a cure by npaW  AnM-Cons,.mptive  Syrup, -.^.���������"g1"���������  that ha* ' ������-xer been known to fall in cur  in*   cuukIi-**.   colds,   bronchitis   and    all  kffeotlon? ui the throat, lungs-und chest.  Aslc for Minira'8Min?nUii*ljalce io other  Fancy anil Finance.  Ho longed to greet the sunlight.  He longed to feel the rain.  He longed to see the violet  In beauty once again.  *-" He' longed to hear the buzzing  Of wandering honey bees.  ���������     -        Ho longed to hear the joyous son*  Of birds among the trees.  His longing caused repugnance  To work of any. sort.  In fact, he longed so much that he  .   Waa nearly uhvays short.  ���������Washington Star.  Worms cause feverishness, moaning and  restlessness during sleep. Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator is pleasant, sure and  effectual. If your druggist has none in  stock, get him to procure it for you.  , TO PREVENT JS BETTER THAN  TO REPENT.���������A little medicine in the  shape of the wonderful pellets which are  known as Parmelee's Vegetable Pills,  administered at the proper time and with  the directions adhered to often prevent ,a  serious attack of sickness and save money  which would go to the doctor. In all irregularities of the digestive organs they  are au invaluable corrective and by  cleansing the blood they clear the skin of  imperfections.  Minard's Liniment tne Lumberman's Frisni  Punctilious.  "It wor all intended sociable an  friendly." said Mr. Rafferty in explaining his black eye. "The way Oi  got the decoration wor this: Oi got a  bit angry in the middle av the mix up,  an the first t'ing Oi rknew Casey, the  conthractor, who had kindly accepted  me challenge ty show who wor the best  man' in the party, caught me off me  guard an landed. It would niver av  happened if Oi hadn't got mad."  "Have yez seen Casey since?" asked  Dolan.  'No; Oi've been kapin away from  him -till Oi. kin get wan/question- settled���������Does Casey owe me an explanation fur blackin me eye or ought Oi ty  apologize ty hiin.fur losin mo timper?'  '���������Washington Star.  Sore   J5a<:k  or  Side  Is promptly relieved of all pain by using Griffiths' Menthol Liniment. This  remedy immediately penetrates to the  painful parts, relieving in a few minutes.  ���������Menthol Liniment is-superior to plasters  of any kind for lame bank,- pleurisy, cold  on chest, etc.    All druggists, 25cts.  Permanent  Cure of  Salt Rheum.  The permanent cure after permanent cure that is being: published  week by week has' placed' Burdock  Blood' Bitters far above all other  remedies in'the estimation of the  sick and suffering*.  Even the.severest and most chronic diseases that other remedies  fail to relieve .yield to the .blood  purifying-," blood enriching: proper-  tics of B.B.B.  Salt Rheum or Eczema��������� that  most stubborn of' skin diseases,  * which causes such torture and is so  difficult- to cure with ordinary remedies���������cannot withstand B. B. B.'s  hearing-, soothing power.  The case of Mrs. J as. Sanderson,  Emerson, Man., shows how effective B.B. B. is in curing Salt Rheum  at its worst, "and curing- it to stay  cured. '       ,  This is what she wrote :  ��������������� Burdock Blood Bitters cured me of a  bad attack of Salt Rheum three years ago.  ' It was so severe that my finger nails came  off. I can truly say that I know of no  more valuable medicine in the world than  B.B.H. It cured me completely and  permanently, as 1 have ucverhad a touch  of Salt Rheum since."  E. Gartly Parker       TORONTO.  MEMBER OF THE  STANDARD   MINING  12 ADELAIDE ST.  E., TORONTO. EXCHANGE.  ALL STANDARD   BRITISH' COLUMBIA, ONTARIO AND REPUBLIC  STOCKS   DEALT IN ON COMMISSION.  ���������  I am offering some attractive money making; stocks just now.   It-will pay yon. to  keep in touch with me.     COOKS:    Bedford McNeill's,, dough's, Moreing & NealB.  ITT  THE BEST-  FERTILIZER  =  KNOWN  RESUSCITATES worn out Lands, IMPROVES Good Lands  and makes the Best Lands BETTER.  923-Cheaper and be'ter than Bluestone; as a preventative of Smut and Rust,  besides increasing: the quantity and .improving the quality of the Crop.  AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY DISTRICT IN CANADA.  NATIONAL FARMERS'-CO'Y, TORONTO,.ONT:  BabyS  OWN  =11  I Musi have the  Rename, The  imitations looR  very nice> but they  hurt mydcficaieSKlH������  t������:e AiBCR-rToiiErSoAP Cov. **v  {  A FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT.  Miiiarl's Limment is used Dy Physicians,  A Word of Warning:.  geniuses,   fiiey  say.  are  al-  h  Y  "Great  ways absent-minded  "Yes. but don't fool yourself. - All  absent-minded people are not great geniuses. "���������Detroit Free Press.  ' The Easy <jiolusr Man.  Ho never has a single'care,  There's.naught can give him -worry;  No matter what the time may be  He never has a hurry.  Ho rises when it pleases.him;  Does not retire till lato.  * The latest styles don't trouble him.  But still he's up to date.  He does not bother over wheat,  The price of pork or stocks.  He never fears his business-will  Some'day l_nd on the rocks.  His face is always beaming bright.  He very rarely kicks;  The reason tie's so happy ia  Because he's only aix.  ���������Detroit Free Press.  Wo man can correctly estimate the  tame value of a woman or a gold mine,  but thousands of men have gone broke  Crying to find ont.���������Chicago News.  Repartee.  w  Is there anything more annoying than*  having your corn stepped upou? Is there  anything more delightful than ger.tirip  rid of it? Holloway's Corn Cure will do  it.    Try it aud be. convinced.       o  LAUGH   AND  GROW  FAT. ,  Tlie  Drenin   of the  Geometrician.-  Alexander   Knietowski.   Polish  born   investigator  Into subjects geometrical,  With logarithms deep,  Sat on brooksidc green and bosky, where his  mental incubator  Hatched no truths trigonometrical,  And so^he fell asleep. '..  He thought, he'Svas .incarcerated'in an octo-  hedron, ...   ���������'...<'      - ������  Where a host of things pentagonal  In horrid conclave sat,     '  And where his wits were enervated by dodecahedron, c  Wearing over mien diagonal  An algebraic hat.  In a costume of trapeziums and circles fabricated, ;  Which refused to be square rooted,  ,.               To his horror he was dressed,  .And he found  that his trapezoids would  no*  be eradicated.  He was parallelo booted,  Though ho did his very be9t. '  In this life somnambulistical ho ran from apparitions,  In a course circumambulator/,  Toward a vast abyss,  Where with his mind statistical he found geo  metricians  Giving facta somewhat consolatory  Of a short death'3 bliss.  No asinorum  pons appeared to cross peri pa  tetically.  The scholar leaped elnsively.  With awful eerie scream,  himself upon  the grasses ho found not  apathetically,  And was convinced conclusively  That all had been a dream.  ���������Pearson's Weekly.  Alpha Separator Shaft Breaks and  Flays Havoc.  A frightful accident occurred ��������� at the'  Elgin Creamery, at this place, last  Wednesday morning, which, by' good  fortune, caused very little damage,  considering the^ circumstances- It  seems almost a miracle that no one was  killed.  The separators   had   been  started for  the day, and had  just   got   under full  motion, when Geo. Segar, who was attending tp a belt' nearby, noticed that  one pf   the   separators was  making , a  peculiar noise and was not., acting just  right, and he called to  his  brother, J.  W. Segar, who was in the weigh-ropm.  Tho latter theu started from the weigh-  l'ooin to the floor which the separators  were on;* and had no more than reached  the bottom of  the steps   when, the air  was filled with all kinds of flying iron,  sheet steel, etc*.    Some of the  missiles  struck J. W. in the head, and inflicting  seveial wounds and bruises and knocking him senseless.    He   was Immediately taken to   his home   and. medical  aid summoned.    A  careful   examination  showed   that, the   wounds were  nothing of a   very serious   nature, although the  sido of  his   face   and   his  head  was   quite   badly scratched  and  bruised.  The damage was caused by the  breaking of the shaft to the separator  close to tho bowl and leaving the bowl  free while revolving at the high rate of  0,000 per minute. It tore the casing  and covers of the separators into small  pieces, and it was these which did the  damage. Tho bowl jumped around  the room quite lively before it stopped  and left its marks good and deep wherever it struck. Parts of the casing  were found imbedded in the walls all  about the room,and several pieces went  fihrough an inch door near at hand.���������  Dairy report, April 7.  National Hinder Twine.  Maple Lake Station, Onr.  March JOtli, liftlCi.  NATtOX.U,..FAK*Yn*KS'   CO., To f JON TO.  Dear Sirs,���������I received the *J?otioiial Hinder  Twine, -which -we tiro well pic-used -with. It is  good, also tlie lt^karat gold-p ated watch. "We  think it is level v. and gives H'X>d satisfaction.  With thanks.   Yours truly.  (iEOKG E WAUGH.  R. A. LISTER & CO., Ld.,  I 232 King St., WINNIPEG.  ���������?t.**th dEPAltlTOUS: With one of onr  ^oarato������Fyou make as much batter from  R^ows af vou can from 10 or 13, without  one^make'i������bencr-rcar better calves,, and  Kwe^trreatdealof time and, labour. Our  SeTiarators stand twice the wear and tear  , of any other separator and never fly off the  handle.        *   * '< '     , ������  GASOMNE -EN-GINKS: afford'ail'theconvfr-  nienee as a Tower in country places that  ' electricity does in cities. *\\e nandl������. the  b������atand most moderate in pr leo^ "������}������"  them with our own experts. Capacities l to  20 Horse Power.  TKEVD roWEKS:   Wo are sole agents for  thcSt  \lbans.   One Horse Powers kept hi  Stock    Let that herd pony do the separat-  ir,K,cV������rnlng and pumping*, and you -mil  '   live lon������%? yourself.  wirroRYTBBNISDINCS: Churns' Butter  "Workers, Batter Boxes. Checsa Boxes Egg  SSSrStor. Bandage, fine Dairy-Salt, etc:,  etcY Several car loads just arrived.  Writ*  tor  prices  and  particulars.  And  The Stick���������1 think you're looking  ever so much better. ���������  The Umbrella���������Oh, yes, I'm. completely recovered, thank youi���������Punch.  Dear   JJrooms.  Householders will* have to make up  their minds to pay more for thoir brooinB.  On account of the short crop of broom  corn last fall the price of the article has  soared up until.it ia now 200 per or.nt  hieher than it was five months ago. wire  aid twine, which also figure m tho post  of brooms, have advanced in price ISian-  ufacburers of brooms have already made  See advances in prices since January  1st last, and tho prospects are ^ *?  end id not yet. There is a shortage of  over 15,000 tons of broom corn and until  Mother harvest, say Nov. 1st next, the  price of the article will be very hi������h.  Keep Minard's Liniment in tie nonse.  The winnerB of the sewing machines In  tbe Boyal Crown Soap Co. 's competition,  for the week ending May 6tb are as follows: Winnipeg, Lizzie .Anderson, .303  Gwendoline St.; Manitoba, ��������� T.- Mufcrie,  Macdonald; N. W.T., Mrs. Frank Terry,  Whitewood. This competition will be  discontinued after the 39th of this month,  when the last drawlDg will, take place.  All persons having coupons and wrappers  must have them in before that date.  SUFFERING WOMEN  I can cure permanently all  diseases peculiar to women,  such as displacements, inflammations and ulceration  1<������i*������������- of womb, painful, suppressed and irregular menstruation, leucor,  rhoea,etc WRITE for FREE BOOK.  Mrs. Julia B. Richard, Boi 996. My^fjij^-  Ask your nearest dealer to, write'U9 for prices.  THE H: A. NELSON & SONS CO., LIMITED,  MONTREAL,   QUE.  BRITANNIA, BEAVER   and BUFFALO  are the finest  India and'  Ceylon TEAS packed.    Put up by  MacKENZIE & MILLS, Winnipeg  BINDER TWltfET"  SELECTED MANILA  HIGH GRADE MANILA  (All made this season from Pure Manila Hemp)  Ask for Prices and Samples.   Special inducements to carload Buyers.  THE INDEPENDENT CORDAGE CO.  (Limited), Toronto.  * Manufacturers of Manila and'Sisal"  Hinder Twine and Rope of every description. -��������������������������� " *  Wm  m  dkmz*  Instruction given by mail to those who c.an-  not o.ttend college.    Full particulars on application to . G. W. DONALD, Sec.  Winnipeg: Business College.  *W. X. U.     230  STEPHENS'  READY   PAlNl  MIXED   ���������   ���������������������  ���������  Made TvitK MANITOBA  _j������ TT "ITT*   OIL.  For inside and outside House Painting, Floors. Ceilings, Walls, Roofs,  Elevators, Granaries, Metal orWcod.  Reliable Paint for all purposes.  Sold by UP-TO-DATE Hardware  Dfiaiers.   MANUFACTURED  BY  G. F. STEPHENS   &   CO.,  HIGH  GRADE   PLOWS,   SEEDING    MACHINES,  Carriage*,   Wagons, Barrows,   windmills,  <fcc.   COOiiSHUTT PLOW CO., Winnipeg.  Can't Get Away-  And yon Can't Get Away from  tlie FACT that  LUCAS, STEELE & BBISTOL  Importers of Groceries  WntB IIS, -Hamilton, Ont.  Circle Teas  t,. S. & B. Coffees  X.. S. "& B. Extract*  r,. S.&B. Spices  REID'S  PIANOS  In touch, tone and finish thoy have no equal.  Correspondents wanted in every town to act  as a*?en^EID BBOSl, S57 King St., West,  Toronto.  STAR  BARBER SHOPS give Trial Treat-  rnsrit at 10c an application, or lareo botOo  at druggists, Jl.on Rottlo expressed. fLOO.  Sample with booklet on tho hair, lOo post,  paid.  JONES BROS. & CO.. Toronto.  Ir What Yon OUGHT to usj BECAUSE of  ITS  PURITY  "  STRENGTH  "     CHEAPNESS.  25   CENTS   PER   LB.   CAN.  THE DYSON-GIBSON CO.  i  \r  Y THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ���������ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M.  E.  Bissett EditoP.  Snl������cribers      failing      to   recede     The  "Nk.ws regularly will confer a favor by  noti  fvitcj; tbe Office.  " -The columns of The News axe open to all  ���������who wish to express therein views on matters .if public   interest.  While we do not hold" ourselves respon i-  ble fry tbe jitters, pees of correspondent*' wo  erflwervfl thVrgbt of declinins 'to insert  ���������ooiTii'ot������nioa--ioDs unnecessarily opreonally,,  Sg-p- When writing communications to  this paper, WRITE ON ONE SIDE ONLY of  paper used.   .Printers Do NOT turn copy.  *ST Advertisers wIlo -want tlieir ad  changed, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Saturday,    June   3d,     1899.  C. S, R. thinks The News had  better move to N. W. ' Now. as C.  S. R. has been there already, he is  floubtless'wcll qualified to expatiate on the advantages that town offers���������to persons of his calibre.  But since we- do not claim that'  honor, Ware obliged to decline the  advice���������at least till we get down to  ���������retailing Cheap John maxirps at  $65 per month.  We beg to inform the Islantler  that saying a statement is false  floes not prove it to be such.. We  jlid not state that Mr. J.oe Martin  ��������� was a.'blackguard and a scoundrel'  because he was seen with Mr. S. M.  Robins���������the Attorney-General was  it  . in respectable company that time.  In fact, we did not call him a  scoundrel at all. In a late issue  we drew certain inferences from  Mr.. Martin's course of action,. We  gave our reasons for doing so and  as our cohtemi*)orary -refers us to a  principle of Jaw, we shall follow  it.-- example by quoting from a reliable writer whose authority has  }i������ver,bp^n disputed:  -"A presumptiqn of any fact is  properly an inference of . that fact  . from other facts that are known.  It is an act of reasoning. When  the fact itself cannot be , proved,  that which comes nearest to the  proof of the fact is the proof of the  circumstances that necessarily and  usually attend such iact and they  are called presumptions and not  proofs, for they stand instead of  the proofs  of the   fact,   till   the  The situation with regard to  the  enforcement of the eight-hour   day  = j has not changed since our  last  is-  s le.    The principal   mine   owners  have issued  their   manifesto,   and  aj)pear determined    to   pay   only  $3.00 for an eight hour  day.      On  the other   hand,   the   miners   are  moving mysteriously, but the general impression is that   the leaders  will insist on $3.50 for the   day   of  eiffht ��������� hours.      viewed   from   any  point, the outlook   is   not   of   the  character that will inspire investors  with confidence in the future development of mining interests in   the  Kootenay.    The friendly * relations  that have   hitherto   prevailed   between mine-owners and miners   in  the mining districts  have been dis-  disturbed, to the great prejudice of  fulure operations.    Nothing should  be said, at this time that will widen  the breach or prevent a  satifactory  termination of troubles induced  by  incapable   legislators.       That   the  Government is convinced of its er,*-  ror in interfering between employer  ancl employee is best evidenced, by  the desire of certain' members of the  Cabinet to,, deny   responsibility   in  bringing about the present   unhap-'  py state of affairs.   There   was   no  general demand on the part of the  miners for an eight-hour  day,  ancl  the Government would  have acted  wisely in not interfering  with prevailing economic conditions.  THE COMING STRUGGLE  CONTRAEY BE PROVED  ?���������>  The Islander's last issue   devotes  a' column tp pitying our   ignorance  ���������   of the early history of Union     Oar  contemporary,   states    that     Mrs.  Smith, Mrs. White and  Mrs. .Tor*-  pey -were the first white women  to  come   to  Union���������in    April  1888.  We state emphatically   that'   they  'were not.      In    1871,    seventeen  years before the  ladies   mentioned  came up, Mrs. Berkeley, wife of the  manager of   the  Harewood   mine,  arrived on the Sir  James   Douglas  and came to Union.    We state this  on the authority  of Mr. F. D. Little, who probably knows as   much  about the early history   of   Union  as the islander does.  Further, we state on the authority of Mr. S. 0. Davis, tluit Mrs.  Davis came to Union in. ,&b', two  or three weeks before Mrs. Torj^ey,  Mrs. Smith, or Mrs. White. The  News was in error in stating that  Mrs. Davis came here 14 years ago.  We did so through misunder^tand-  Mrs Davis and the editor of The  NeW-s alone is responsible. But  taking into consideration all the  above fac's, we fail to see why we  nhould t-ike lessons in history  from a contemporary knowing even  Jess than we do about the matter  |n question.  The cartoon   in   the   last   New  York Herald to be received  here is  entitled   "The   Coming   struggle,"  which is depicted as between Trusjts  and the Public    The. idea seems to  be that the   trusts   having, killed  competition are prepared to, dictate  terms to society.     Whatever   may  be its nnture, we are clearly on the  eve of a.social conflict, and he is   a  rash man who pretends to be able  to see the end of it.      As yet Canada is free from the direct   influence  of those   combinations   of   capital  known as trusts, probably  for   the  reason that so far   the   volume   of  business iny one  line is not sufficient to be an an   incentive   to   the  necessary, organization.     We   fear,  however, that the   Dominion   will  not be free from its   own   troubles  and that we may find at any time  a conflict precipitated,  which. Avill  be. erroneously described as one between labor and capital,  but   will  in reality only be a carefull worked  up scheme  of-. agitators.    c Conditions -in   Kootenay   are   ripe   for  something of this, kind   and   only  the best of generalship will prevent  serious trouble.    The fault   lies   at  the door of the   present   provincial  government, which  permitted   the  eight-hour bill to go   through   the  house.    This bill wal not asked for  by the working miner.**.    They were  quite satisfied with things  as   they  are.'      Being   sensible   men     they  knew that much of the   mining   in  Kootenay was in.  an experimented  stage and that, in many  other   cases, the margin of paofit  would not  ���������permit of the payment of a  higher  wage, or the shortening   of   hours  for   the   same   wages.      Agitators  took the matter up and  the consequence was the passage of   a   law,  which no one, having any real   interest in the country, wanted.    We  do not know how the issues   raised  by the new law will   be   adjusted,  but it is possible that   before   they  aie,   hundreds   of   'men   may   be  thrown outof employmenr and the  mining industry of the province  may receive a set-back from which  it cannot recover in a long time.  The case of the  workers   in   the  metalliferous   mines is a characteristic ore.    It is   a   case. where   a  needless issue has been raised,   and  all because demagogic agitators interfered   with , workingmen     who  were quite content with   things   as  they were.    This is the trouble  all  over   the   country.     The   average  worker for day's wages   is   reasonable.    He does not want more than  he is entitled to, that is when he is  left to himself.     He has wisdom, to  see that a   demand   for   excessive  wages destroy his chances for getting employment.    But when   the  agitator comes along with his   specious talk, with his assertions as to  what   can be accomplished by   organization, the worker finds   himself coerced into taking   a   line   of  action which he   would   otherwise  never think of.    The   labor   agitators, have raised   a   new   deity   to  which they insist that all working-  men shall bow  down   and   render  fealty.    The rights of the  individual are   subordinated   to   the   de-  mands  of   the   organization;    the  wellfare of the family is   given   a ���������  second place to that of   the   order  TJie skilled ancl  industrious worker finds himself forced to the   same  level as the incapable drone.    Merit ceases to command the   recognition of better pay. *  The   right   to  think for himself is surrendered for  the control of men, whose strength  lies in their ability . to   make   the  worse appear   the   better- reason,  Such condition   of  things   cannot  long continue.   The laboring classes are not benefited by their organizations to anything  like   the   degree that is claimed.      Everywhere  the conditions   of   workingmen   is  better than it used to be,   but   this  is not because the   agitators  have  secured them new advantages,   but  because the circumstances   of   life  are changing for   the - better   with  i  the progress of invention, discovery  and education.  A struggle will surely be precipitated unless the progress of ^events  is arrested before   it   is   too   late.  There may have been a time when  labor had something to   fear   from  capital, but during the last quarter  of acentury new ideas chave   come  to prevail, and   there   is   not   the  same need of labor organization as  there once appeared  to   be.    It   is  the same in this department of life  as in the political world.      A   century ago the rights   of  the   people  , were not well understood  and   the  ruling classes felt able to disregard  them with impunity, . It is thus at  present in Russia.    Hence the peo ���������  pie in that country feel the   necessity of organizing   to   prevent   oppression.   No such need is felt   in  Notice.  NOTICE is "hereby given that the under-  noted have made applications for Hotel Licence to sell intoxicating liquors under the  provisions of the statutes in that behalf:  G-. G. McDonald, Elk Hotel, Comox; ,T. H.  Piket, Spring Iun, Union Road, Comox;  W. E. Glennou, Riverside Hotel, Courtenay  S. J. Cliffe, Lome Hotel, Oomox; J. Humphrey, Wilson Hotel, Union Bay; A. H.  McCallum, Courtenay Hotel, Courtenay.  The Board of Licence Commissioners will  meet to consider the above applications on  Thursday, June, 15th, inst., at one  o'clock, P. M.f at the Court House, Cum-  berland  JOHN THOMPSON,  Licence Inspector  Cumberland, B. 0., June 1, 1899  1:1  <-���������)!  AT  fhe BJG  Ten Cases of English,   Scotch and,  German Goods, consisting of Laces,  Embroideries,  Ribbons,  Sunshades,  Zephyrs,   Searsuckers,     Ginghams,  r ��������� *  Prints, Quiits,  and   several   lines  of  small wares that are the prettiest and  m  cheapest we have ever had.  ^ggSSS  - I  Call arfd See them.  *- *il  *������/i  the British Empire, because both  the governing class and the governed recognize each other's rights and  the limitations of authority. It is  preposterous to suppose that the  same sort of enlightenment is not  making itself felt in the world of  capital, that copitalists do hot recognize more fully than ever before  their obligations towards their employees. It is safe to assume that  the laboring classes understand  better than they ever did the identity of -their interests with those of  their employers. Tbe threatening  conflict will be averted when the  freedom of individual action is re?  stored. It may be found necessary  to legislate against trusts. The  people of the -United States are beginning to think so. But it may  also be found necessary to legislate  against labors agitators, so as to  restore fully to workingmen the  right of individual action and to  relieve them from the tyranny of  needlefs organization.���������Colonist.  We wish to notify  the people of Comox  District that we have  just received a carload  of choice vehicles which  are open for inspection  in cur show  Courtenay,  of    Express  C. H. TARBELL.       *l  DEALER   IN  Stoves and Tiiiware <J  CUMBERLAND, B. C.   "  '     s   **  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  Single and Double Rigs to let  -^at���������  Seasonable Prices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,    B.  O.  Espimalt & Nanaimo By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. No. i Saturday.  A.M. A.M.  Do. 9:00  Victoria Do. 3:00  "   9:30 Goldetream "   3:29  "   10:19 Shawnigar.-Lake .... "   4.14  "   10:5S Duncans ....; 4:45  i>*t. P.M.   '  "   12:30 Nanaimo : 6:06  Ar. 12:15 ...Wellington  Ar. 6.20  WELLINGTON   TO VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Saturday.  A.M. .'���������,���������': -M*.." ���������.-;���������  De. 8:25..... ......Wellington......... De..3:10  *'   8:i������ ...  ........ Nanaimo.,..:....... "3:23  " 10:04 ............Duncans............."   4:37'  '' 10:42..... ...Shawn igan Lake........ '**   5:08  V 11:33     .... Goldstreani .........."   5:591  Ar. 1200 m.       . ...Victoria. Ar. 625p.m.  Reduced rates to and from all points, on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon^  day. . ��������� ;;���������.'. , . ���������    ' : '���������   '  '  For rates and all information appty at  Company's Ofn< cs. , '.'-..-'.���������  A. DUNSMUIR,   '      Gko. L. COURTNEY.     ���������  Phicsident. Traffic Manager.  rooms at  consisting  Wagons  and Carriages, which  we guarantee to be  First Class in style and  finish, which will be disposed of at reasonable  prices. We are also  prepared to do all kinds  of repairing and guarantee satisfaction in all  branches. We don't  say very much, but we  are in a position to saw  wood just the same.  We thank you for 3rour patron-  age������of th:- past and solicit a share  of the same in the future.  We Remain,  Respectfully "Yours,  LEIGH-TON BROS.  Courtenay, B. C.  YOU HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION URING IT TO  S tod dart.  Opposite Waverley Hotel..  uramtiM  I am agent  for the following reliable,  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.  James Abkams.  WE ARE PREPARED  TO TURN OUT EVERY  THING IN THE LINE  OF JOB PRINTING TO  PLEASE THE EYE AND  SUIT THE TASTE AT  REASONABLE    PRICES.  Rev. Father Durand will celebrate Bjiass at 8.30 a,au next'STia-*-  day..

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