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 v*rf"-������.i.������.^,i,1>,i^.1 ���������j**-'  cz>  ���������y  >'-  ,-'.*���������_  /*"'T    '/ 'S**Mn^y*m���������"*f  ,w*.v  z  i  'f  ? Ms*>    sH      jfcs      >si  ^ ^M������������><j������ jjg  :ni:mth year.  C  "CUMBERLAND.,. B.C.   'WEDNESDAY,   MARCH'6, 1901.  Gentlemen   who  ,we.'ar Nos.  9 and 10   caii   still  find a small assortment to.choose from.  ''ti  I  IL.  We offer all Ladies' and Children's rackets now  in Stock at .COST PRICE or   less.      These are  > if  *  all'newgoods and real bargains. ���������*  .������  M^@I������Ci  m  ������  f-  ���������f  61  YAT58, STREET,    VICTORIA, B������ C.  vm  ���������g  1  l  ij'.  *V HARDWARE, MILL AMD , MINING   MACHINERY,    ������  ^    AND FARMING '.'AND   DAIRYING,  IMPLEMENTS    $:"  -OP ^L'L .-HINDS: '      i      ,.*"-.        ! H-  Agents for McCormick Harvesting.Machinery.  Write for nrrcei- and particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 568.       - ,���������������  ���������s-  IF. YOU AI.B:rjESIR0U5  Of increasing' your business there is  ja&thirig; draws Customers like a Eine  Store���������the best advevsisernent.  Let us figure *.?a New Fixtures.  Send us a plan and we- furnish estimates free of charge/  SUDDS-K-   DEATH AT COURTNEY.  ' Word was received here Monday'  evening- of   the   sudden   death   of  .Willie, the-second son' of   Mr. and  ���������Mrs. John Urquha'rt  bf   Courtney.  Latei-advices say that "the little lad'  who   was   eight   years   and   some  months old, was   playing'with . his  two brothers and   sotrie, other bo}7s  aVa game of   hido , and' seek.   He  was hiding behind   a   log, When   a  litde dog   belonging a to Mr. Goo.  Roe, ran along the log  to where he  , was, ancl'the bo}*-, .thinking the dog'  would     betray   his     wheieabo'at'v  reached down to pfek up_ something  to.'throw at the -'animal.    He  sank  to-'the ground, partly   rolled .on his.  side and expiie'd.m a few moments.  A -neighbor rushed to ,fne  sp-Tt,'be-  ing'cailed -by .the   boys,,* and- did  w3halev<:r was possible, but the poor  little-fellow was beyond - all   holp:  VVord   was   sent ������at ��������� once   to 'the  "father at the   saAvmill   ancLto  tne  ,motherwho was* at   a-.neighbor's,  and the sorrow ing  pair arrived, on  the   sceno   after their  little  one's  death.    The funeral will take place  at 2 p. m.   to-morrow    (-Thursday)"  fr.om Courtney to Sand.vvick   ceiue-  i' '  tery. The bereaved psrents have  the) heartfelt sympathy of all in  their affliction.        "* '  And closely fill owing   tire ���������.news  of little  Willie   *Ur,quhart?s, death  coi-uoBHnat of the demise- of Wiliie  xVlachi;., of tiaiidvvicic... -His'" ii'kiesst  bogan'w'Hh the grippe,    which"later1  developed in 10 pneumonia and- resulted in the  death   of the  young  man ,on   Monday   evening.'    The  poor young   fellow, who   was thus  taken in the very start of life   with  good prospects ahead, was   a   universal favorite in th'e   district.    He  was a   son   of   the   late  William,  Machin.    Hismother, who   is-aLo  dead, ;be"iug  a   sister of   Mrs.   Jas.  Rees,. ,oi   Tsolum*      The- funeral  takes*place at 2 p.m. to-day   to*the  cemetery at Sandwick.  thing, which is herewith submitted. \  1 ( *'  to the,attention of any .cigar manufacturer anxious for business. The  writer says:  UI am in search of cheap ma-'  chine, made cigars, " the cheapest  ' article thut is put up in the shap  of a cigar,' I can ive about 25 M  pr.r annum, and perhaps more. I  .should like them as low as $8 per  M, if sach'is to be had, but do not  want any unless they can be put  in at $12 per M, or under. The  cheaper they are, the mure * I can  use. as I intend to use them among  the Chinese, and on an advertising  ���������_' 1 t   '  scheme give, a box with every $10  purchase.' The box coulcl ^be quite  plain, but,I would like the words  "Cheap John, Extension B. C." on  .the coiner. If you- can'put rhe, up  these cigars. I would like you to do  so,-and I could 'do*- without the  printed matter if that, made much  difference. >Should you .heo able jo  fill this'order kindly ship by ex-  press   as   early as,   possible,    five  thousand.    You may ship them C.  O. D., if you so desire.  Yours, for business,  . Cory S. Ryder,  PS.���������If   you ' cannot   fill, this,  .order and,you know of.anyone who  could, would -.you   kindly  forward  my letter and oblige. ,        (      v '  "���������--The above is.-from Free  Press of  .-March 1st.--.  Now t-his surely beats  those 3 cent pencils all hollow! and  for Chinese-trade too.' * Oh fie!'But  H thev h-id, b?en intended" -for   ,tho,  -    ( , .> ...  China trade alone,    v/e   could well'  understand   Cory's     idea,     which r  would be in keeping wifrh 'his   well  known     anti-Chinese    sentimentr,  for it,would   then   appear .that   he  wanteds to poison  them   off.  but to  give them as a   bonus to every $10  purchaser,''Oh mamma!  ���������A *>������nE QHAPE CREAK-OF TARTAH POWDER  Highest' Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal,;Midwinter Fair  Avoid Baklnfr Po-tvderi containing ,'  alnni.   Thoy nro injurious to liealtb   *-���������  LOCALS.  ���������   Ceylon Tea is the-* finest   tea  in  'the world.    Blue Ribbon Tea is tho  j finest Ce^ylon Tea in the world.  , o   WEIL  ���������COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  VICTORIA, B.C.  Vc>Z&8������?te^z@&&&2f^^  a  *p SS /.'^ 8! 88"  iir'T M v \- 'rt itfl ffil  Iii     m tk & i������ m m  &    m '-A   .^ m H  SS3. M- ������\: f$ffi f  W  Oolachans.  Lobsters. Codfish.  ���������'Digby Chicks Clams.  errines in Tins.  Salmon Bellies.  Finest  Kippers.  Finnan   Haddies,  Kippered  Morgan's, Fresh Eastern Oysters.  Shrimp, ' Bloater  Anchovy    Paste.  Fresh Eggs, joe. a doz.  ���������AT���������  and  TO THE IBAP.  A rich lady cured of   her   Deafness and' JNioises in   the  Head ' by'  Dr. Nicholsonis       Artificial     Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to   his ��������� Institute, so that deaf people unable, to  f procure the Ear Drums may have  them .free. 'Addres No. , 14517  The *, Nicholson institute, 780  Eighth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.   o ������������������. .  WHO WANTS   THE'ORDER.  , The following paragraph in reference to a cheap order sent by Cory  S. Ryder,' at one .time Finance  Minister in the famous Martin  Cabinet, appears in the Canadian  Cigar and Tobacco Journal, of Toronto, Out.:  Messrs. Dine, Macdonald. & Co.,  the well known London cigar manufacturers., recently received the following ot-der from the 'Tron Cash  St*,-re," Extension, B,C. After re-  c .vering ' from the b!cwv tb>y decided to be generous and give-some  j .ither factory a chance at  the good  P03T VAIiENTINES CAREFULLY.  Sandvvtck, B.C., March 1st.  Dear Mit. News.���������Perhaps you  have not heard the latest. A young  business -man of your town .-about  St. '-Valentine's time thought to  send a little souvenir to a handsome  If you don't like Blue Ribbon ex  tracts it is ��������� because   you've  never  trieck them,'-  The broken  cage in .No. 6 " was ,  torn loose and , hoisted ��������� Thuraday. ������  Nothing bufr.'a small portion' of the /  heavy parts attached   to  the  king'  bolt came to the  surface, and these  were but a^twisted mass.     "    *.   -.  ,   The first, number  ol "the" "North  West Mining News^-published* in'.  Spokane,'Wash h,   isto hand., It is  handsomely   illustrated, the . front  page containing a view of a Spokane,  street.    We- extend   the  gladsome '  * hand. ��������� ������.*-:���������   '(,  ',_ With all the excitement "and;tur-V'1  moil of the last fortnight,  we have"  .been forgetful of many local events/  ���������and must apologize to Mr,1 and .Mrs.  _J.'B.'-.McLean.for* 'not   mentioning . -  the birth of tneir wee   sma* laddie;  now a fortnight old.    Image5 of hia ���������  father! ' ,--   '   *  We regret to be obliged to chrdn-   .  icle the severe   illness .of   Mr. Geo. ���������  Stevens, our energetic   water works  manager.    Mr. Stevens was obliged  to be out a great' deal   during the  flooding   of No.   6 shaft "from   the  waterworks when he   was quite un   .  well from la grippe.    He   was consequently laid up altogether, but is  now siowly reco?erJJ5g.  The Blue Ribbon brand of geod3  are put up by Canadians. No-  Chinese labor employed.  Tbe bsdy of D. Munro waeieuud  young woman of the- valley.    Perhaps because he feared to post-it in-    at the cave-in No. 3 incline of  No.  your town he gave -the letter to   a  friend vof ours to take   to Courtney  to post.    After our friend got home  he found that his daughter was going that afternoon past   where   the  ladylived, so giving her to  deliver  it as it would,   perhaps   lie in   the  oflice   a   day   or so   before being  called for.    Well, to   make   a lone,  story short, the letter was delivered,  the messenger quite innocently saying to the lady to whom   it wjis addressed: "Here is a letter Mr.   gave to papa at Union for you." I  think there is something in store  for the young'man who sent it for  the valentine was a daisy. I think  it would have been bettor for him  if he had posted it.  Your?,  Dusty Rhode?.   o   Cra-.ckey's got a pig! There will  will be roast spare ribs, soused head  aud cabbage, black pudding, and  chitterlings, at .Mob hill after ,&  while.  6 at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The poor  remains were coffined.at the bottom  of the shaft, and the funeral took  place at once at the Cumberland  cemetery. Rev. Mr. Dodde officiated. '���������'"'./������������������:'' .'  ���������Tho body of Munro was much decomposed   and   was  -identified   by*  means of a red flannel' band round  the waist.  The meeting in Cumberland Hall'  Sunday was  fairly attended,    Tbe  pi'inci.al business   transacted  was  the appointment of a   committee of  miners to; interview   Messrs. Matthews and Clinton   relative   to collecting from miners for   the   relief  fund.      Pv. Hodgson   in   the chair,  with F, Parkes secretary.   A meeting will be held   next   Sunday, being the only d;\y when   the  miners  can well atten.i, to which the Mayer  and cornmiitee now working are invited, arid now that   things are   on  a working basis,   the two   commit-  tees will become one in the common,  interest of the distressed^ A. SHADOW  OF  THE   ROCKIES.  O    __ lV  ''i  r  The mou-it.iins from.my wir-dow lie ourrolli-d.  Their solemn peaks wiUi coronals of snow'  O'er which thr* fires of dawn and sunset flow  'And keen, high ridges by fierce winds patrolled.  With evening comes a mighty shallow cold    ,  Across my doorway as ihe sun ninks low,  And high above the loftier summits show  Faint, as the twilight tames their outlines bold.    ,  Then from the heights the spirit of repose  Steals earthward, with the peace that long has  Jain   *  Secure amid the deep, untrodden sno'.ss���������  .A shadow stream, for,which my soul is fain,  That from'the towering peak'of silence flows  And pours its balm upon the toiling plain.  ���������Meredith Nicholson in Century.  :,THE PORTRAIT  Hew an,Artist "was' Haunted by a  Pais Faced,Bride.  ���������Two men si rolled together through .the  ��������� *r:illi'i-loy on  tho, opening,.day -of' tho an-  '   mial exhibition.    One was a blond, good  looking young fellow of a common type,  bin tho other,'was'onp ot those men that.,  people involuntarily turn and look at,   a.  swarthy- face  without a  tinge of  rod  in  the cheeks, dark', dreamy eyes and clear  cut.' regular features.    The pair stopped  ,��������� .'before  a   life  size   female   figure    which  .    bare' for title the words,  "Ad memoi-iain  porpetuam."    Tho picture represented   n  young    woman    in    bridal    dress,   ' with  myrik:  wreath and  veil���������a fresh/ girlish  ,, f;ice of peculiar beauty,  with' rovy deep  blue eyes and chestnut hair, but pale and _  woqfuliy sad. as .if, with a foreboding of  death.'   'The   contrast'   between   the   ex-  ��������� pression  and   the   youlhful    beauty    and  bridal   array   was  a   triumph  of   craftsmanship,  and   the   picture   bade'  fair," to.  miike its creator famous.  '���������The finest thing in the whole show!"  exclaimed the blond young mah'with enthusiasm, stopping back and regarding  the picture with half closed eyes. '"I  don't, want .to flatter you, my dear sir,  but���������bvitol envy you, that's all! It's���������it's  e poem!" i  , "And  yet.  do, you  know,  15 years ago  I couldn't lmvodouo such a thing to save  my life," said the other.    ''In. fact, for a  'long time  I'couldn't  do  anything  worth  hanging, and the queerest thing"-about it  ,   is that   it  was 'this   ve-y  picture���������or.  at  least, this subject���������that kept me a duffer.  It nearly killed  me.  in fact.    Oh,  no. it  ..isn't  a   love,affair,  but    it's   one  of  the  " things, not dreamt' of in your philosophy-  or tLint of most people. * I'll tell you tha  ���������whole  s'tofy,  if you  care for it.     It'has  one advantage over most of such' yarns-  it's true."   . '  The young, man nodded assent, the two  eented themselves on a sofa opposite the  - picture, aud thft artist told his talc as fol-  ���������   lows:' ��������� <  "The history of this "picture goes back  to my early childhood.    I am now well'on  ' the  wrong  side  of 50,  but   1   remember  very, well 'how," when  I  wasr'a  boy  and  ���������lived   with  rny  parents in  the little university town ot G.,  I  was haunted by a  ������������������singular   vision   of  the   pale  little   bride  over  there.     She never 'left me.  day  or  night, 'waking or dreaming.    And in one  particular the vision was not like the pic-  ture.    The bride I  saw alwiiys had  her  eyes tightly closed.     I do not  remember  -when I saw,her for the first time.    I only  know  that at G years of age  I   was  already puzzling my brain about her, wondering if I had ever seen her in the flesh,  nnd aware that she robbed me of much of  the joyousness of youth.   Under her ghostly spell I grew up into a melancholy ^and  taciturn man.  "Aud I was afraid to tell my secret to  anybody, even to my good parents, lest I  should be laughed at. When I.was 19. I  went to the art academy in D.  "By  -diligent   application    to   work    I  "���������hoped to got rid of my'incubus, but the  hope was vain.  "dust when 1 -felt an impulse to do  something worth while and seated myself  at my easel with a fixed resolve not to  think of the vision the pale bride would  appear with startling distinctness and  ' Take almost tangible, shape before my  eyes, so that I would throw down brush  and palette in excitement and despair.  And so all my early pictures were pretty  poor stuff, for I was so much upder the  spoil of the uncanny and mysterious vision that T could not concentrate my  thoughts on anything.  "Several times when tho apparition was  especially vivid I tried to fix it upon canvas, hoping to make an end of it in that  way. Vain hope! At cwvy attempt the  face grew paler and paler until it faded  n.way completely���������to reappear as soon as  the attempt was abandoned.  "In this way years passed, and of  course they brought no ipiprovernent in  my condition. On the contrary. I became  constantly more melancholy and-more unfitted for work. .  "At last, when I could no longer paint  oven mediocre pictures. I'went to a physician and laid the case before hini without reserve. Tie attributed nil my troubles lo oversensitive .nerves and told me.  to stop work and go traveling at once.  "I ��������� followed the prescription.' and it  saved me. I tramped'through the wonderful legend haunted Black forest,  sleeping in village inns and barns and  carefully a void itu: the railway.  "But through all this delightful vagabond life the pale bride pursued me and  oppressed my. soul. I was in a very  I���������'��������� ouiy mood indeed when I reached the  ���������'. 10., in Baden, and 1 little ..-���������'.;>.,��������� "Ti.-i ' passed through its  niediii'vai. gates that. I should there find  the solution of ' the mystery. On tho  evening of my arrival I betook myself  to the only decent looking tavern in  search of a glass of wine and a morsel of  e up per.  "I had been sitting perhaps 15 minutes in the low ccilinged and well smoked public room when a man eutered,  leading one of the biggest dogs I ever  saw. Whether the brute was irritated  by my rueful couutenance or thought ho  bad some ether cause of offense 1 cannot  say. but the simple fact is that he broke  away from his master and rushed at me  so savagely that  '. being unusually weak  mid   nervous,   promptly   swooned.  '/Several days elapsed it seems before  1 regained consciousness. J found myself in Led, with a bandaged arm, amid  si i singe but nut un pleasant .surroundings.  Tin* dim Iii.-hi ihai st niggled, through the-  cl'i-.ei.v drawn en:tains showed, me a  {]*i;,.t:iiy of old fashioned furniture, walls'  covt.;-cd with light colored paper and sev-  ���������������-���������!' faded photographs framed and *glaz-  .-! '.''here was one larger picture, an oil  <��������� i",.''���������.!���������-'. i!'..-i! hung directly over my bed.'  ���������*���������������������������! when 1 f'aw.it 1 gave an involuntary  ���������   "   <>r   :i.*M<-hi--hnie'-*,t. ' .   ''    ,  \r 'hai m-i.iiii, however,' the dooi'  a-���������. opei!'*'!. ;ni11 a liitle lady entered,  **. ��������� '....L/-..I ds 0i(_ fashioned and comfortable as the room itself. She, had  white ringlets on her temples and wore-  a black silk dress, stiff and voluminous,  which, had evidently come down from the  days of crinoline. She came ^bustling up  to mv  bod with a motherly air of solid-  unlo.* ���������������������������'."',,        .        '     '  "'Do you wish anything, sirV, I hope  you are, feeling better,'-��������� she said. 'Vou  have been very ill, yon know, but the  duct or told me today that you are now  out of danger. Thank Gui!' cried the  kind, little lady joyfully. '  ���������  "During this 'friendly speech I was  rude enough to keep staring at the picture over tbe bed, and now 1 said in  place of other answer:   ���������  '"���������Will you have the goodness to open  tho window curtains':*' 'There was something, a bout that picture thai fascinated  me. 0Whcn-the curtains were opened aud  the da.vli.ylu streamed in, ,1 saw thai my  suspicion was well founded.,', The picture  was nil '"excellent portrait of the pale  bri'dc that had tormented me for so many0  years. There was only one thing about  it that' seemed unfamiliar���������the big, .wide  open blue eyes, for my bride, asvI have  said, always appeared with closed eyes.*  "The longer I looked sit the picture���������a  fairly well/painted one���������the lighter iny  spirits became." The weight that' had s<'>  'long'oppressed me-seemed'lifted by some  magical power. Completely forgetting the  presence of. the little old lady. I impul '  sively folded my bauds and cried, 'Thank  yoo!' It was perhaps the most fervent  prayer I ever offered. I was roused from  my absorption by the' voice of the tittle-  lady asiiing-if my artn*was sii!! painful.  " 'No,'  I said,  for  V was really too excited just then to feed anything so trifling  as  a  mere  physical   pain,  and   then   sin-  told me that the big mastiff had torn ray  'arm   badly  and   that   1   had , lost    much  blood.     For two days I  had been .under  the influence of opiates.    As I was a total  stranger in tbe village I ,had been taken'  to   the,house  of   her  husband,   the   Lu  theran minister.,   I thanked my pleasant  little  hostess'most  heartily and  told  her  who I was. Then my thoughts went back  to the'picture, and in spite of my phys  -Jen!  weakness  I  determined  to  learn  all  about it at once.    The   minister's   wife,  knowiug me to be an artist, was, not sur; '  prised  at'my'interest in the picture, aud  its fair original; but she said':  "'It is quite unlikely that you .have  ever seen h<;r. She was a relative,of my  hushand*. and she died a bride.   *  "'Shortly before, her death,  which she'  well knew would soon occur, she had this  picture painted.    After the death'of her  parents it came into our possession.'  " 'Where did she die?' I asked.  " 'In G.'    She named my early home.  .  " 'In what year?'  "'In 1S4G. She was very beautiful, as  you may judge from the portrait, and she  was buried' in her wedding dress. My  husband, who attended the funeral, told  me he never saw so beautiful a corpse.  She Jay imbedded in flowers like the  snow fairy in the old tale, peacefully  sleeping in the crystal casket and await  ing a resurrection to new life.'  "At these words the scales fell from  my eyes, and the solution of my lifelong  mystery became . suddenly as plain as  day. ��������� In 1S40 I lived in G. arid was o  years old. I felt convinced that 1. too.  had at that time seen, the 'beautiful  corpse.' Probably my nurse, who. like  all people of her class, had no doubt a  liking for such scenes, had gone to' see  the fair youujj bride in her coffin and had  taken me with her. The scene had made  an indelible impression on my childish  and receptive brain without, however,  leaving any clear memory ot place, time  or circumstance. And precisely for  this reason it had become the plague bf  my later life.  "But now when 1 had traced the connection of cause and effect and at the  same time saw the veritable portrait of  the deceased lady the tormenting vision  vanished, never to reappear. Wonderful,  isn't it, that through the bite of a savage dog I was .cured 'of a prepossession  that in all probability would eventually,  have wrecked 'jury reason V . The days of  my convalescence ia the quiet old house  'and in the society of these charming old  people were 'so "delightful that 1 was  loath to leave and deeply regretted the  necessity of parting from my hosts, to  whom I felt in a double sense 1 owed my  life. I took a copy of the picture with  me.  "And. do you know, I regard that moment as the real beginning'of my artistic  career. My work at once acquired new  strength and life. Before I had painted  with my hands. Now 1 began to paint  with my heart and soul.  "The copy lay long forgotten in a portfolio. Fifteen years later,. when the  whole affair had almost passed out of ray  memory���������I had married and had attained some little reputation as a painter in  the meantime���������the thing came into my  hands by accident. 1 thought 1 might  make something out of it, and there you  see the result* It is a good deal better  than 1 hoped."  As the artist finished his story he look  ed up and saw that a group had collected   before   his   work   and   were   viewing  it with undisguised admiration.  "Well, the pale bride has atoned for  haunting you so long," said his young  friend. "Yon will be famous tomorrow."  The last rays of the setting sun nt that  moment stole through the great west  window, fell upon the picture and lent it  a new glory. The sad faced painter raised his dreamy eyes to his transfigured  work, and in his heart was peace.-���������  Translated From the German For  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  i THE WINDOWS OPPOSITE |  3> BY CHAInLLJiS B.  LEWIS X.  I. had been knocked down by a cab  on tho streets of Paris and taken to a  hospital. ' I' 'was hurt about tho beod  and' shoulders, and; though I bad no  broken bones to niond. 1 was so badly  bruised that' the surgeon told me I  wouldn't get out' for a. 'month. Hard  up though I was,'in a tin uncial sense-. 1,  had enough, money in iv.y pocket to got  , wc into a iiay ward, and thev gave me  one oi' the 14 cots on the third floo"  front'.    It was sun.-.nor, and 1 was 'dose  ��������� to tho seventh window,- counting from  tlie loft. '     , ��������� .  The' routino'Of a -hospital  for an  injured man is a monotonous one:    Aftt'r  ,,1.110 first  three* or  four days they'p'u'  me .on full diet'and gave mo books t'1  road, but 1 could not, leave my bed. and  it   was  agains* the   rules   to  oonve-.sp  with,the other patients.    It was 'vy.id.  .sloop, thiuk and plan, .with one vi'sb a  clay from the surgeon.    I could not 'i-co  the street from my .window, as' I  pat  propped ,up on my cot.    Tbe'only srnhi  to  gr,jet my   v.is'Vn   was ,a  quaint old  house   opposite.     The   structure    w*.'.*--  two storjes  Inch,  "nd   I   cou'd see t-'oo  upper   halves  of  four  windows. "... Tho  house   looked   to,, hove  boon   built   101)  yours ago and  w^s  in a" sad state ">������  Jic'L,.loct.,and untenanted.    I .don't know  whv  I  should  have been  interested   >n  ��������� , *-}  .that bouse oxc^j.it" t.bVif* sir-k'nien v--'ii  turn to'the, veriest fillo ������������������o tn.-'ko a diversion. 1 *-".*>w by tbe sfa'" of ^bo v*.-*:*-  iows Mi at .the hotis" -was 'onantless.  and'vot I h'ad the cariosity to 'Hii'stion  Mio nurse about !t.       '   .   "  "That, h^uso has boon .omoty for  many years." she replied, "and as it is  in law it will probably Call down bo-  fore the heirs' como into possession  You /"innot' s'-^e 11������;-������t far clown.- but Hio  lower doors '���������nd windows arc boarded  up to koopt tramps ou*\ I-have often  ���������'vondered if tbepl-u-e has nofu ghost."  1 fell into the habit of watching thos"  four windows -ts closely as if I li������d  been ��������� employed as, a watchman. , If.  ^eemod that if I waited long enough 1  should see p faco at one of tbom. When  pvou'pg ���������cam'*, there was ������>.n electric  light somewhere which struck th" front  ot" the old house, and 1 would, watch  t-bose windows until-the nurse enjoined  m^ to turn away and go to sleep, [t  grot so'nt last tha+ I felt certain of making ������i discovery, p^d'OTie'eveniiiij. when  ! had.been in the hospital niue or ter-  d?vs. tbe face I had looked for appealed sit one of tbe middle windows. It  -was that'of a man.  The window was ICO feet from m*������.  but by the assistance of the eloct/'io  Iiight I made out the fnee very clearly.  , It came k>to view .gradually, as if the  man sloy.-'v advanced'across the room,  and i* remained at the pnneless sash  fo'- a full minute. It was the face of  an evilLman. It was dark and bearded,  ir>d tbe eyes traveled up and down and  across the street as if looking ^or da.n-  ger. Whoever the man was he wis no  tramn. nor had be a lawful right 'n  that bouse. As lie left the window I  called to the nurse and told her of his  presence, but she laughed and replied:  "A.h. but we are not to concern ourselves about what goes on ox<^v there  rf i* is some prowler who ha* broken  in. the police must *ake care of him."  1 now had something; to occupy my  full'/itt"Ption, aiKl 1 gave up everything to lvafh the windows opposite.  Nothing appeared Dcxt day. bnt a+  about, half pa^t 8 o'clock in ^he eyen-  iinr I saw tbe snme fac* again. There  wis more boldness in the way the man  a;"jronched th*1 window, and.be seemed to feel himself more secure ns be  surveyed the street. If he were not a  fugitive ir hiding, whv should he be  taking neeps at tbe neighborhood'' *>.  vagabond, having entered to obtain  shelter for the rielit. would keep clear  of the windows. On this second night  the man seemed to be looking intently  '������t'the'-sidewalk running 'n' fro'-tof the  hospital, and by and by i.e.started and  terned away as if be had r<*reived  som������ signal When the nurseCame. I  ������������������old her of thf4. incident.. She was as  OM'tch amused asbefore.  "Vou certainly have a mind'for mysteries." she laughed, "but if you become too interested you'will develop 8  fever- and have a piiUbaek. When you  ore able to leave us. you ca" tell the  police about the'man. who will probably turn out to be a shadow."  I  gave, the  window?  but little attention   in   the  dnytiiu*  nfter  that     Tb������  face'appeared on  the  tb'rrl evening at  the same hour, and  I   fob so sure that  n   confederate  made  signals  from  th"  sidewalk that I took a convalescent into my confidence.    He wo* an old soldier who was being treated for an old  wound and was allowed the run of the  place.    I told him of the face and th*3  confederate, and be was interested at  once     It was arranged fhat he sbo'dd  be in front of the hospital at bal' past  s and  watch  ������or tbe confederate   ������~-''  luck   attended   him.     He   saw   a   well  dressed   but   evil   looking   man   make  signals to tbe man at tlie window.  Th*3  ���������iignals were made with a folded newspaper and would not have been noticed  by any one not on tbe watch for then1.  "Kow, then," said the old soldier <15?  he returned and repoi*ed. "we have a  mystery on hand.    Luck has thrown it  in our way that we may make a few  goldpieces.   Let us work it out togeth  er and share the reward."  '. None of us in the ward had seen a  newspaper for a week. They were not  interdicted, but none est' the patients  .seemed to care for outside hews. Next  morning the soldier, went out and purchased the journals for the previous  ���������live or six days, and as we looked them  over we struck a sensation. A boy 10  years old, the son of ;i rich iron founder, had been kidnaped and spit-iced  away, and it was stated that the whole  police force of Paris' was on the qui  vive. The kidnaping liad taken place  three days before I saw the face -if  the window. a*.id 1 was' arguing that  our mystery could have nothing tuf.do  vvitb it when the soldier said:  "It is at least 12 iiiUi's from' here  where the lad was picked up, lie was  probably bidden somewhere else for a  dav or two. but 'be scent .vot so hot  that he was' moved. Don't you I'e.ar  that be is not in the old house opposite  at this vary moment."  "Then we should inform the police."  "Pooh! We must wait L'or'a reward  to/be announced. Never slap luck iu  th^face."-    .  On't)'c fourth night and fifth night  the face 'appeared fit Ihe w'ndow at  the usual hour.- '-and , the snipe man  made flic, usual signal's. .As the police  were yet at fa^U, those signals'.must  have meant,that things were til! right  for the kidnapers. It was now eight  days sin''0 the''boy was taken. ain\ as  no truce could be had of him it was believed that, he had been "killed or taken  out of the country. Tbe pap.ers gave  ,if t<-������ tbe police pretty hot, aiid it was  inhiihnted that the'father was ready to  nav almost any sum to bave his cbi'd  restored.- ,   ������ ���������, < '  ..  "Now- we are coming nearer to if."  s.'iid tiie'oid .veteran. "What, the. kidnapers have been waiting-Tor is the re-  .ward. but we must' be ahead.of tliein.  'Vou have some money, but I have  none. Vou must give tne enough to  take uie across Paris to the father."  it had come to be understood in cur'  corridor v'baf   we - had .some   scheme,  but 'we  refused  to  answer any  questions.      The   soldier   started    off   ore  morning, and before noon he was bold-'  ing an' '���������ltorview-vith rhe father ol" th'1  a'"'! MC'tI     liny.  PERSONALITIES.  The distracted ' man  was willing'to give his last franc. Imt  the soldier stopi1'1^ it 20.000. He irot  f proirii.se in writbis.that im should ^:e  on id '__h'it sum wb"P the boy was deli'v-  urt*r\ up. and the" be we:'t totbe pol'ce  to -find .if ���������'here waa a reward for  any oartioularly ^osnorore ,cbar'<c������er.  Tli'M-e.Was. It .vas believed 'n pol'ce  circles that the kidnapers w*������re rwo es-  canod convicjLs. and the-e _ was a reward of 1O.H00 f'."ines on tbe Ivtd of  '���������ither.,' U'It'd it bad been agreed to  giv<-������ him ,'ialf the reward, the vete'nn  gave our mystery away. Th<* nolice  *vait������d until evening and then caught  the confederate on *.ho street after be  had .cipfnaled his "All right." ��������� Half an  hour0 Inter +hey surrounded the oici  house, broke'their way sn and not only  found rii'������ other convict, but found tbe  kidn:\D"d boy a ori^oner in one of the  rooms. The lad had been fairly wvll  treated, hut. had been closely guarded  ov^ry hour siuoo I1.'1 !iad /���������otne into t.b'1  man's bands. Re bad seen onlv 'but  one man and ,had ^cen 'told that be  would b"������ se+ at liberty wfion his father  had paid 2;"0.000 francs ns a i-ewa^l.  Tbe old soldier 'iivld������d 'airly with  ip.'1, nnd v--e wn'*e not only o,iri',,i"d bv  (���������lie <lo'jbl(* reward, but ������v"'"e the means  of returning to custody t"'0 as des'1"!1-  ate criminals as ever broke L>"rs. It  was considered at1 'ncomnr'-'hensiblft  thing around the hospital, and doctor,  nurse and fellow patients were never  tired of saying:  "How strange! Vou be in your bod  and look at the windows of an old  house across the way. and. lo. there  corie 15,000 francs rolling in to you!"  [Oopyrijrht, 19(10. hy C. B. Lewis.]  Siberian Cittea.  "Perhaps the most curious feature  of all Siberian cities and villages is tbe  quiet of them," says Anna N. Benjamin  . iu Ainslee's. "The American finds, it  depressing. The.'.places'seem half dead,  yet they are alive and thriving. Our  conception of prosperity in new cities  Is so associated with the clang of the  trolley, the smoke of the factory, the  weird writbings of the steam siren and  the bustle of the population that it is  hard for us to realize that prosperity  may exist in a place of dead calm.  "Vladivostok, Khabarovsk. Blagovest-  chensk and Irkutsk all present the  same features. Blagovestchensk, in the  heart of eastern Siberia, on the junction of the Zeya river with the Amur,  is perhaps the most interesting city.  On the central square of the city, where  the market is, face two large department stores'which for size, beauty of  architecture and variety of stock would  do credit to any American city. The  bank buildings, the museum and other  business and government houses ai'"  of brick or stone.. Good schools have  been established, so that it is possible  for a boy here, as well as iu all Siberian cities, to receive a thorough education. In Vladivostok a training  school for eastern diplomats turns out  graduates accomplished in oriental languages to begin their careers as interpreters or secretaries of legations."  On the Wrong Tack.  Tommy���������Grandpa, aro kings and queons  always good?  Grandpa���������Not always, my boy. Not  whea there are aces out against them.���������  Brooklyn Life.  Ex-Governor PilisLrary of Minnesota,  and his -wife are planning a home in  . St. Paul for poor' girls out of work or  disabled by'ill health.  iliss Ilelcn Chaddi'ck of England has-,,  been astonishing both the..whiter and  blacks   ii.-. central  Africa  by. ber   five  'mouths' journey into the far interior.  Charles T. Hills, the millionaire who ,  has given, so many public buildings to  bis town of Muskegon, Mich., recently  gjive a Masonic'temple to the Masonic  lodge ot" that city.  ,  One of the reckless extravagances-of  tlie maharajah of Phurtppre, who,has'  recently  been  dep'osed  by  the government of India, was the purchase of a  silver coach cosfing ������10,0-00.  John C. Wingafe of Wingate,-   Ind.,  owns ''the   famous' white   beaver   hat  ���������that   helped   to   elect   two   Harrisons  ��������� president.    It was made'for Mr.  Win-  gale's    grand father^ Christian    Coon,  who wore it to.d.he old Harrison rally  on the Tippecanoe battlefield.  'President Loubet. of Prance is interested in autographs and has one of the  best private  collections  in'' that, coun-,,  try. 'On this,he,spends a great deal of  money and tlie other clay gave; a. large  sum for a letter written by Balzac.  Francis T. White, of New"'York city-  has just given .1*25,000 to Earlhani college, a Friends' educational institution,  in Indiana, fo be added to the like'  amount given by, hi in a year ago. the  -whole_to_.be known as the Francis T.  White endowment fund.,'  It is said that Lord Salisbury when  in "the country recently arose at half  past 4 in the morning, to', road "Mon.fc-  Chi'isto." He was. surprised at Sand- '  ringhani by the Prince of Wales, also  an early riser, who* afterward.got lip'at  -J- to read the same book, beating the  orime minister by half an hour.  Miss Jennie Mather.  Mrs. Jane Mather, widow of George Mather, a broker; Mrs. Eunice Mather and William  Mather,   all  members  of ,'the   Mather  family of Jefferson county, N.,Y.,* have  given $10,000 to Union col.lege for the'  ���������purpose of establishing ah agricultural  department to teach scientific farming. '  Lord Roberts has ordered from a Lon-.  don jeweler five watches of thfl  kind ���������  known as "ironclads" for presentation .  to .his-Indian  orderlies'.'r The watches  bear the  following  inscription:    "Pre- ���������  sent.ed.by   Field   Marshal   Roberts  to   .his  faithful  and   unwearied  per-'  sonal orderly throughout the South African campaign, 1900."   ��������� '  One of tho closest friendships, formed at Washington during the present  national administration has been that  between Secretary of War Root and  Adjutant General. Corbin. The latter  uis an enthusiastic equestrian, and under his tutelage Mr. Iloot has become  perfectly at home in the saddle. The  two ride about a great deal together.  THE  GLASS OF  FASHION.  The latest petticoats are made of satin foulards, glossy and soft.  Louisiue'artnure is one of the new  silks aud. being glossy, soft and durable, is very desirable for waists.  The new fur muff is long, flat, entirely without stiffening aud has two rows  of tails, one at the top and one across  the lower edge. ��������� _.  Gold trimmings have gone up' about  50 per cent in price, a striking commentary on the layisbness with which  dressmakers and milliners are using  them.  Broad, flat and round is the new  toque, in which the crown and brim are  so blended that neither is distinctly  defined. The entire bat is sometimes  ttiade'of folds of velvet.   ,: .  Pure white toilets are to be as popular during the 'winter season as they  'have been duidngthe summer and are  being prepared in cloth as often as .in  lighter materials for bouse and evening  wear.  Fall white chiffon boas edged with ,  large soft black chenilles, ioug strands  of the chenille forming the ends, are  worn in the evening. These were  launched in the spring, but they.are  more generally in evidence now.  The plain black stocking seems to be  losing favor, arid in its place are embroidered lacelike novelties and colors  in every tint and shade.* To be quite  up to date and altogether swell the  stockings and shoes must match the  gown for. house and evening wear.  Heavy, lustrous brocades in one tone  are once more inv fashion, to the unmixed delight,of 'dowr.go.'s as well ns youu-  ger women. In fact. Mine. Lii Mode is  treating the dowagers isirticularly well  this season, and both materials and designs are in the main well suited to elderly matrons.   His Honor Fislies Also.  Judge���������The charge against you is drunk  and disorderly.    What have you to say?  Prisoner���������I was fishing and���������  Judge (eagerly)���������What luck?  (The prisoner talks volubly for five  minutes, while the face of the judge  gradually hardens.)  Judge���������Discharged on charge of drunk-  ness and held for perjury.  vmm  V THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  mm  Compnrattvr Tjongevitv.  It has often been remarked that  while nothing is,so uncertain as the duration of any given human life nothing  is more certain than the aggregate of  years which may be assigned to a  group of 100 persons or more at any  particular age. Tbe expectation of life  at a given age, fo use the actuarial  phrase, differs considerably, as might  be expected, in different countries, and  Englishmen may be surprised to learn  that they are ,uot the longest living  'among the white races.  At the age of 20 an Englishman <in  average health may _ expect to, live 42  ��������� years, and any life oflice will grant him  a policy based on that probability. The  " American's expectation is for a slightly  longer period. On the other hand, a  German lad of 'JO can count upon little  more than Hi) years and a'hail'.  It would' seem, therefore, that the  restlessness attributed to the American  temperament does not necessarily conduce to the shortening of life nor tlu-  compos'ure of the German to its pro-  * longation. Possibly the better feeding  and clothing of Americans in the lower  classes of the population are the princi-,  pal 'causes of their' greater longevity.  Their,-position is. at any rate, maintained in later as well as in earlier  years.  The American who has, reached GO  may look to complete 14 years more/  while the Britisher's expectation is only about 13 years and 10 months and  the German's as nearly as possible 12  months less. Both at *20 and Tit GO the  Frenchman's prospect is a little better  'than the German's and a little worse  than tbe Englishman's.���������London Globe.  Out of the Ordinary. "  Nettie���������I thoiight the bride was very  composed. What makes yon think she  was not herself during the ceremony?  Bet tie���������Because when the minister asked her about that love and honor business she simply said. "I do." instead of  replying in her customary way of "You  bet your sweet!"���������Denver News.  PAINS I THE BACK  FREQUENTLY DUE TO SLUGGISH  LIVER OR KIDNEY TROUBLES.  Ratlter One Sitled.  ~~Dixmyth���������How do you  like your new,  boarding house?  '   Hojax���������By   ' reversing    the    order    of  thinu������ it could be made an ideal home.  iJixiuyih ���������How so?  Hojax���������What it requires is less hair  in the butter and more in the mattress.'  ���������Chicago News.  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. '  Ideal   HnppiTicH*.  She���������What was the happiest moment  of your life?c  lie���������Well. I think it was one evening  last week when I entered the parlor of  my boarding house and saw a strange  sign on the piano.  She���������Indeed!    And the sign?  tie���������Closed for repairs.��������� Exchange.  aren't  TAKE NOTICE.  Tlie   Itolurt   Courteotm.  "Oysters ������are    in    season    now,  'they. Mr. Bliff?"  "About now. 1 think. Miss Flint. There  is some..doubt about it. .yon know, but  there is never any doubt about ice cream  soda. Will you indulge in a glass?"���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  During- the year the space devoted  to advertising MINARD'S LINIMENT  will contain expressions of no uncertain sound from people who speak  from, personal experience as to the  merits of this best of Household Remedies, i',. I :  :     $100 REWARD.  $100.  The readers of ihn paper .wol be pleased to  learn that th������re is at least < ne dreaded disease  that science has been ab'e to cure in all ita  stages, and that i=> catarrh. Halt's Catarrh Curt  is the only'positive cure known to the medical  fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional ire.itnv-nt.  Hall's Catairh Cure is taken internally, acting  directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces or  the system, thereby destroying the foundation  ofthedi ease, and giving the , atieni strength  by building up the roiiMitution and ass sting*  J nature in doing its vvoik. The proprietors have  "so much laith in its curative powers that, they  offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that It  fails to cure.   Bend for list of testimonials.  Address,      F. J. CHKNEY & Co., Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggists, 75c.  Halls Family fills are the best.  They. Piled tt On.  "They do things their own way up in  New England," said the tramp on the  park bench as he gazed at a big toe  peeping through kisslfoe. "'For instance,  up in New Hampshire 1 was crossing a  field when a'buH'took after rue.i As he  was about to pick me up on his horns I  dodged, and be went full tilt against a  tree and broke his neck."   *        (,  "Well, what was done,?" was asked.  "Why, they arrested me for trespass.  On top of that they charged me with  inciting a bull to mischief. Then 1 was  held for the worth of the bull, and before they got through with me I was in  jail for 11 months. I'd have got another month if there hadn't been a slip.  When 'the bull broke bis neck, the  farmer's wife fainted away, and they  meant to tack on 80 days more to pay  the farmer for her lost time \v~ile unconscious!"  The Fickle Thermometer.  "Here, young-man," said'the old'lady,  ���������with fire inher'eye. "I've hning back  this thermometer you sold me."   '  "What's the matter with it?" asked  the clerk. , , -  i i  "It ain't reliable. One time you look  at it it says one thing, and the next  time it says another."���������Catholic Standard and Times.  Mr. Frank Walters, of .Exeter, Tells of  Suffuiiug; anil How Dr. Williams'Piafe  Pills Cured Him After Oilier Medicines  Pui e<l  From the .Advocate, Exeter.  Mr. Frank Walters is a young man  personally known to most of the residents of Exeter, where he has 1 i. od  nearly all his life., Talking with the  editor of the Advocate, recently Mr.  Walters said :���������"In justice to Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills I think it my  duty, in view of what they have done  for me, to add my test mdhial to tho  thousands of others ��������� that have been  printed. For some months I sutiered  most severely from pains coursing up  and down'my-back. It was'thought  that these pains 'were due to liver  and kidney trouble, but whatever the  cause, they frequently left me in terrible agony. The pains were not always confined to the back, but would  shift to other parts of the body. .As  a result I got little rest, my appetite  became impaired, and I.fell off greatly in weight. I tried different remedies .suggested by friends, which having' ho effect almost disgusted me  with medicine. Then a personal  friend urged* me to try'Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills. I was not easily persuaded because I had about concluded that, medicine would not relieve  me, but he insisted and finally I decided to try them. I purchased one  box at first, and to my astonishment  before it was finished I was greatly  .relieved. Then I got a couple more  boxes and these restored me to " my'  former good health. 1 do not hesitate recommending this medicine that  others may profit by my-experience,  and not suffer tortures as I did."   * *-  Dr.'Williams' Pink Pills cure by.going to the root of the disease. Th:*y  iviiew and build up the blood, and  strengthen the nerves, thus driving  disease from tho system. If your  dealer does not keep them, they_ will  fco sent postpaid at 50 cents a box,  or six, boxes for S2.50 by addressing  the Dr. Williams Medicine Co.; Brockville? Ont.  U"TfKCANA "RELIANCE   CIGAR  lUawmA,    F ACTOR y. Montreal  THOUSANDS LIKE HER.���������Tena  McLeod, Severn Bridge, writes: "I owe a  debt of gratitude to DE. THOMAS' EC-  LECTRIC OIL for curing me of a severe  cold that troubled me nearly all last winter. " In order to give a quietus to a  ha eking cough, take a dose of DR.  THOMAS' ECLEOTRIC OIL thrice a  day, or oftener if fche cough spells render  it necessary.  What She Wanted to Know,  "My dear child, you really should not  eat yonr pudding so quickly."  "Why not. niauima?"  "Ilecausi* it l*- dangerous. I once  (-���������'I'W.a lit;.'" ti",'*' nho'lt vour age who  v ;i-i e,-i!ti'U juid.lmy .-���������.> <|t:ieUi.v that lie  died In*! oi e bf ii.-ni binshed it."  "And' w.'mt dnl ibey do with the rest  of bis j111<111111���������_���������.. mannnaV" ���������lOxclinnge.  - Ill*  Dim  Idea.  A teacher was giving her class an exercise in spelling and defining words.  ������������������Thomas.'' she said to a curly haired  little boy. "spell 'ibex.' "  "I-b-e-x.'/  "Correct, Define it."  "An ibex." answered Thomas after a  prolonged mental struggle, "is where  you look in the back part of the book  when you want to Imd anything that's  printed in the front*, part of the book."  A Legral Qnibble.    ,  "There is a story." the doctor said,  "of a man who was sued for .debt not  long ago. Tbe case went against him,  and the court, gave judgment, for $300.  His lawyer told him be would have to  pay it. as he was tin unmarried man.  HeJ hustled,, out and In a few hours  came back witb a wife and a plea in  due form that he needed his salary for  the support of'his family: He got off  free."    "* ���������  "1 don't believe that was constitutional." said the professor after a moment's reflection.  "Why not?"  "Because it was annex post facto."  THESE  This is a Positive Cure for all  Throat and Lung Troubles, also  CONSUMPTION  FOUR REMEDIES  Bepresent a N#w system of medicinal treatment for the weak, and those  suffering from wasting diseases,���������woak lungs, coughs, sore throaty  catarrh, consumption, and other pulmonary troubles, or inflammatory conditions of noso, throat and Bungs.  Tne treatment is free.    You have only to write-to .obtain it. .  By the system devised by DR, T. A. SLOCUM, the specialist in pulmonary  and kindred diseases, the needs of the sick body can be condensed into bis  treatment by four distinct preparations. ' '  Whatever your disease, one or more of these four remedies -will be of  benefit' to you'. * _ ; -  According to the exigencies of your case. cfully explained in tbe treatise  given free with the free medicines, you may take one, or any two, or three,  or all four, in combination.  The four together form a panoply of.strength against disease in> whatever shape it may attack you.  ���������  DYSPEPSIA OR INDIGESTION is occasioned by this watitof action in the billiary  ducts, loss of vitality in the stomach to *-e-  ere e tho gitstric juices, wi'hout which d g2s-  uon cannot go on ; al o bo-ng the princ.pai  c-au-c of head che. Parmelee's Veget-. ole  L\Hs taken before going to bed, for a while,  never fail to give relief and ettect a cure.  Air. F. W. Ashdovvn, Ashdown, Out., writes:  ���������'Pa imelee's 1 'ills are taking the lead against  t.n other rnukes which I have in stock."  oman's  eaKness  s  A woman's reproductive  organs^are in the most in-  . tense and continuous sympathy with her kidneys.  Theslightest disorder in the  kidneys brings about a  corresponding disease in  the reproductive organs.  Dodd's Kidney Pills, by restoring- the kidneys to their  perfect condition, prevent  and cure those fearful disorders peculiar to women.  Pale young girls, worn-out  mothers, suffering- wives  and women entering- upon  the Change of Life, your  best friend i3  Kidney  Pills  Anil  Still  She Wept.  Toto was crying. "What's tbe ^mat-  ter?" asked one of ber father's friends.  "I'ze lost my 2 cents'!" she wailed.  "Well, never mind. Here are li cents,"  said the friend.  Soon Toto was crying harder than  ever^ "What's the matter now?" she  was asked.  "I'm crying because if I hadn't lost  my 2 cent** I'd bad **��������� "ow!" was her  reply.  Mr.T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio, writes:  "Ihave been afflicted'for tome time with  Kidney and Liver Complaints, and find Parmelee's Pills the best medicine for these diseases. Th'-se pills do not cause pain or  griping, mid s-houid bo usc:l when a cathartic  is icquircu. They are Gelatine Coated, and  ro, Ovi in tho flour of Licorice to preserve  their put ity, and give them a pleasant, agreeable taste.  To ohfain these four FREE Invaluable preparations, illustrated above, simply write to THE T.,  A. SLOCUM CHEMICAL CO., Limited, 17!> King Street West, Toronto, giving post-office and  express office address, and the free medicine (The Slocum Cure-) will be promptly sent.  Sufferers should take instant advantage of this generous proposition, ana when writing for  them always mention this paper.  Persons in Canada seeing Slocum's free offer in American papers will please send for samples to  the Toronto laboratories. .   "  Let no previous discouragements prevent you taking advantage of this splendid free offer  before too late.  Ara.  E. P.SJ.OOea.  HOTEL BALMORAL, ^^g"p,^^  4^������������������������������������^'������������:>:>^3'������'������e>������>>^������������i^.  Alloway & CtaiLj  BANKERS AND J  BROKERS. . . . $  &    362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG    |  I .'.-.���������������������. 2������  c   Stocks and   bonds bought, sold  and  j\ carried   on   margin.     Listed  IS mining stocks carried  ^5������������������������������������6������������������������*S���������6������������������������������������������������������<S���������������������������  Binr5no .Vote.  The new rr-r'n-ler had been assigned to  a "feature slory" on the incidents- of sea-  *f:irinsr life nnd dNcnveiod this interesting mile:  ���������'Captain Vardnrm of tho schooner  IJlnc Blazes found liim^elf in a pecuiia.1  predii-ament off the conM of Florida last  Sam: day morninu'. On Friday night the  ship encountered a violent gale, which  blew away the wake of the vessel, and it  required the hardest efforts of the night  watch to arouse the sleeping crew that  morning." ��������� Baitimore American.  Ef  money     talks  paying  teller.  il  is     probably  a  A double wedding- is  one kind  of a.  four-in-hand   tie.  Do   nothing  when  angry  will have the less  to undo.  nnd     vou  In the game of life many a trick is  taken with the trump of fame.  - waumvmji^t^ssmaaBssasspa  Not for a year, but for a lifetime.  Osier, Hammonfl& Nanton I  BROKERS, ETC.,  Dominion Bank Building; Winnipeg  <^ '   Money lent at lowest rates.  w     Stocks and bonds bought and sold.  ty     Railway and other farm lands in  <^ Manitoba and N. W. T. for sale.  ���������8?     Maps and folders sent on appiica-  4? tion.  4$     Gait coal from Lethbridge.  ���������8*}     Prices quoted to all railway points.  If  a  man  has  sense   *he  can   often  make use of a seemingly useless thing  A  woman's   happiness   may   depend  on the offers of marriage she refuses.  Watches that may be handed from   Si  father to son���������heirlooms..  The movement of a "Ryrie"  Watch is as nearly perfect as  possible, and yet, it's not expensive.  That is why it has brought to our  store so many buyers who arc particular about accurate time.  Let us send you our ipot  Catalogue, showing tho  manystvlcs of solid gold,  fine gold filled, silver and  gun metal "Rvrie"  Watches in botb ladies  and gentlemen's sizes.  The "Ryrie" Monogram Watches  are particularly attractive.  Vongo and Adelaide Sts.,  TOflQ^TO.  DIAMOND HALL, Established 1854.  The bead should bo educated to  think, the heart to feel and the body  to  act.  CHEAT .REAL ESTATE 13 ARC AIX-  A Lot close to the U. P. It. shops,  27x100, for Fifty Dollars; ton dollars cash and balance S3 per month.  You cannot' duplicate this, write today, to-morrow may be too late.  WALTER SUCKLING & Co., Real Estate Agents  and Managers^Winnipeg.  PVPOVROiTiV  who    riitiitH   a   Card en  IvTUVIUVUr   ....m   ituv Seeds, why not  Buy PERKINS' SEEDS  1901    CATALOGUE " FREE.  J. M. PERKINS, Seedsman  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  "TYPEWRITERS^  All the Standard Machines, including the  latest models, boh new and second-hand,  sold or rented anywhere. Ribbons, Carbons,  Note Books, Pencils, Papers, etc Repairing  ���������i specialty. Two-exports employe i. S:*nd  for Catalogue. THE NORTHWEST TYPEWRITER EMPORIUM, 383 Main. Sureet,  Winnipeg.  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN   CAN  HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue  50 illustrations mailed free. Write us for any-  thmir in Mubic or Musical Instruments.  Whaley Royce &Oo., ^fiig*;Si.  Manufactured by THOS. LEG, Winnipeg}  OX"2TJONOB.  (Trade Mark Registered November 21,1890)  Dr. Sanche ns"-ees to take instruments back  at half price if parties uting thein aie not ben-  ettt-d after U3ii.tr ior five we<.ks.  F. Free, wm-ii',. g, s'-iys: I have used "Oxvd-  onor'' fortw<i weeks for Bronchitis and <Ja-  tarrh of the H>nd, and I feel   ike a now man.  11 rs. F. L. Coo-, Winnipeg, say-i: I luul suffered untold agonies Iroin Bright's Disease, and  it relieved me of Pain, and i i. a.x weeks I was  cured. .;... ' ��������� ,.  .  I*' r. W. G F.11 Worthv, -Winnipeg, says: -I have  suffered, for f*A year's willi articular lheuniutism;  Wri- in hospital for 5 weeks, and used almost  every remedy, including' mesmerism galvanism, olectiic--") elt. ere 1 have, usi-d Oxydonor  10 daws mil icce.ved more benefit than from  i.nytfiing else*.  Mrs. Gag *er Wjnu.ppg, says: I liavo used ic  beneficially with my family whenever sick,  and !t has cured me ofievert: indigestion and la  grippe. '���������.'*���������'''.  Su -dealers wanted in every district. Address  Wni'T. (.ii������.-lins, Grain Exchange, Winnipeg.  Wend for 11; olcluts of grateful reports,  HcCnllocli & BosY/ell  ���������svnasrv  I HOME. WORK.  it We want the services of a number of per-  ! pons and families to do knitting for us at  3 home, whole or spare lime. v\ e furnish Au-  1 tomutie Kn.ttiug Machines free to share's holders, supply yarn free and pay for work  | as sent in. ijiscimc.: no hindrance. Yon  ] can easily earn g'.-od wa cs. Write us at  1 once. J ep . A.. The People'* Knitting Syn-  ' dicato. Limited, Toronto, Can.  manufacturers of  the McOulloch  Racing and Hockey Skates, have removed  from 210 McDermottSt. to 189 Lombard St.,  opp'/McIntyro Blk., Winnipeg.  Dia you ever use Acotvlone Gas?  THE  ONTARIO  ACETYLENE   GAS   GENERATOR '  Is the best, the only reliable, and the most  durable generator in Canada. Works automatically; requires no attention while working.  TBe-Norm-West Acetylene (Jas Company,  312Princess St., Winni;.<'g,.Mun. Agents Wanted  Wheeler & Wilson Mtt. Co.'si  W. N. U. 306.  Rotary motion  and ball - bearing Sewing Machines are J������ easier and J~JTaster  than any vibrating machine in the world.  -Agents wanted. Apply to J. K. brynes,General  Agent, 3.05 Main at., 'Winnipeg-.  Catholic Prayer S^^  ulars, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders receive prompt attention. D, & j, sadiler & Co���������Mofltreal  t.--|- THE   CUMBERLAND NEWS  Issued  Every  Wednesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  ED3TOK  ' The columns of The News are open to all  .who wish to express therein views on ma tt-  ersof public  interest.  While we do not hold ourselves responsible for the utterances of correspondents, we  reserve the right of declining' to insert  commun^'din-iv uiiUcetaaa.ii.j j_,craoiiaii_y.  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, ,1901.  Xiixli   i   ij\J^.+>   L \J ������jx>^j.������u1X,.  HE  MAKES A COMBINATION  WITH  A  FRIENDLY  UNDERTAKER.  The Intention Im to Boom BniiincMa  For Bcih Ucmbera of the Atfree-  ment, lint In IlnnM* Cane, nt Any  Ilute, DnNlueMM Italia to Boom.  [Copyright, 1C0O, by C. C. Lewis.]  "One day vhen I don't haf somet'inga  to do a man comes In my place und  says:  " 'Look here, cobbler, we shall go into  ���������om'e combinations.,. You help,me, und  I help you. I vhas dot undertaker who  starts in peesnese oii- der next block,  und I can send you 20 customers a  week. Vhen peoples cum to my place,  I says tojderu:  " ��������� "Do you know dot German cobbler?  Vhell. he vhas a rusher, und be-vhas-  sheap prices. You go to him, und he  Vhas all right?" '  "'Und vhen some, peoples cum to  jour shop you should say:  ���������"Do   you   know   dot   undertaker  flown der street?   Vbell. be vhas boss,  und if you patronize him once you vhill  ��������� be sure to come again." '  "After dot undertaker goes avhay I  talk mit my wife, und she says maype  it vhas all right I like it.better if it ,  vhas some tailor or butcher, but pooty  foon vhen'anold man mit a lame, back  comes In to get a cement patch on his  , ehoe 1 6ays:  ." 'Vhell. maype you vhas going to die  dis winter, und It vhas good for you to  'git der lowest price und der best treatment. I like to recommend my fr'endt  Jones to you.'  "Vhell, I heffer saw a man so mad.  Ho calls' me'.names und wants to bit  lue mit bis'cane, und be savs he shall  MWKY, DOT VHAS BOBBKfcY I"  drive all my customers avhay und send  me py dor poorhouse. He makes sooeh  a big row dot feefty peoples come  around und belief somepody vhas killed  by der street cars. I can't see why he  gets his back oop, but .vhen be goes  avhay anodder man comes in uud cries  omit:  ���������' 'Hello, cobbler, but dot combination  vhas all lv. O. I vhas down to see  Jones und look oafer some bargains,  und he recommended me to you. lie  says your work vims good und your  prices sheap. , How mooch to put some  soles on my shoes V-  "'Feefty cents.'I says.  " ���������Nousonse! Dot vbas der old figure  before der .combination. If I can buy  a $40 coffin for $28. do you belief I  shall pay you feefty cents fur new  noles? You make der price 25 cents  und go to work.'  "I couldn't do dot. und do you belief  dot man shouts und yells uud kicks  ���������around-und'ssiys la* can lick mo bi one  minute by two 'MocksV lie calls me  robber, t'lef und liar, und somo more  peoples come running und ask where  der fire vhas. I like to give oop dot  combination fight avhay. but I don't  haf time to see dor undertaker before a  f;it woman comes in mit an old pair of  shoes to be fixed. Dot womans vhas so  big und fat dot she can hardly come in  dor door, und she haf some asthma der  worst kind.  " 'Vhas you In pome combination mit  &n undertaker?' she asks as she sits  down.  m'I vhns. If yon like to buy a coffin  und haf a pair ol' shoes fixed at dor  i!ii(yy> time. I can do bully by you.'  ���������"���������Dot vhas |.)i*o^ness Cobbler. I. vhas  expecting to die eatery day, uud of  cof.rsii I like to be buried ash sheaply  C.: I- po.-'.fdl-le. While I lif I must wear  ...-' '.."������������������. -.mil so ;>-(.u (.-iii! gif.rue figures on  ��������� " i-un-'i. Don't try to swindle  ...  v bas fat.'      .-���������:������������������:'���������   not.     It   vhas   all   der  .-.-������������������ or f-i(.    Our goods vhas der  .      ������������������   i    !'.'(** 'lor lowest      I   vhili  ;  '   . .    :'-���������!- all.    If you die iu  ���������:-.,���������,   ,lr.|,(*'*'v!yv*'  ���������* 'S'eesty (lullar!" sbe says. -v> uy, uoc  vhas robbery! If somebody don't,bury  b:e for forty dollar, den I lay; on top der  ground! Cobbler. I vhas a fat womans  nnd a dying womans. but you can't  swindle me'. Make dot price forty dol-  iar, und we shall talk. It vhas forty  dollar, und, I shall haf seexteen'backs  at der funeral.' _      -  '������������������ 'JSeexty dollar vhas der lowest figure.' I said. ' 'Dot'vhas an awful,discount, but we like to do peesness.nnd  satisfy der peoples. We vhas here to  stay. If you come once, you vhill come  again.'  VDot womans' vhas some deceiver.  She looks like a leetle lamb, but' vhen I  don't make, dot combination for forty  dollar she begins to shout und swear  und scream und kick, und pooty, soon  she faints avhay und falls down. More  ash one hoonered peoples comes crowding around, und dot cross eyes police-  mans shumps In der door und pulls me  ondt on der sidewalk und slams me  . around und yells:  " 'Here,vhas der villain! lie shall go  by state's prison for life for killing'  some fat womans!'  "it vhas an awful, time. We' don't  get dot fat woman oudt for an hour."  M. Quad.  A  RADIANT  NORTH   ROOM.  VANITY'S VISIONS;'  1  Flovre*  Bedroom  Th nt   Is a  Tonlo  to K-ver;j  One WHWu 1+.r W*l.\'i.  A beautiful cowslip bedroom, which  looks out upon the.northern hills, has  the .effect' of being Hooded with sunshine; though, as a matter of fact, the  sun peeps in for only the briefest early  morning greeting. The walls aie papered, with cream colored cartridge  ")aper, and there is a deep frieze where  cowslip blossoms run riot. In a picas- '  \nt corner near a window is a broad,  ���������ow divan, covered with cowslip patterned cretonne, and a , high back  Quaker rocker is softly, padded , and  covered with the same, as also one  -asy chair. There are several light  tune seat chairs, which have been  painted with white enamel, and these  have fancy cushions tied into the seats  and across the upper part of the backs  with yellow ribbons.. The cushions.-of ���������  one chair are of. white'duck, embroidered boldly with conventionalized cowslips;, for another they are of white  india silk flowered with cowslips.  The toilet table drapery is of simple  cotton   crape   cloth   of   oow.slip   color-  instead   of   silk. ��������� ,Tho   flounce   of   the  toilet   table   is   like   the   curtains,   of  white    mull    with    largo    polka   dots  sparsely scattered over It. ana yellow-  silk   dots   have   been    worked    in   the -  center of tlie' polka dots.    This has a  very  brightening effect and  was  very ���������  little work.    The,, curtains arc iii'ished  with ruflles. and tied with'yellow'rib  bons. ��������� a  On tho divan are several large nil  lows., one covered with cretonne. One.  a large round thing, is of heavy I willed  white cotton, embroidered with cow  slips, scalloped on the edge' aud laced  together over a pud' of yellow India  ������ilk.   Others have fancy silk covers.  The bedstead is a very simple one-of  iron, finished In white enamel, but it is  mado very decorative by a simple drapery at the head of cretonne curtains,  which are hung in an ingenious fash-  , icn An old umbrella frame was covered on the outside -with cretonne and  inside with yellow crape cloth. The  handle was. of course, cut off. and the  ferrule end was painted white. A brass  ' ring was screwed into it. and it was  hung from a brass book in the ceiling.  A ruffle of the cretonne surrounds the  umbrella, and underneath it. for three-  quarters of the circumference, brass  rings are sewed. The curtains hook into these.  We give too little thought to the question of environment aud color influence. The latter Is upon some natures  as strong as that of music and as powerful for good or ill. and we should give  careful consideration to the surroundings which may "make or mar" those  nearest and dearest to us.  Experience has proved, concludes The  Art Interchange, that this room has a  truly tonic effect upon its occupants.  Its cheerful Influence is. felt by all. and  everybody Is. happy within its walls.  Even a querulous, discouraged and melancholy invalid yielded to the beneficent and-subtle sway of its radiant colors and forgot her ailments.  Increased Use of the Dinner Oont.  The increased use and abuse of the  dinner coat, or Tuxedo, us It Is generally  called, are very noticeable in New York  this season, according to an authority  on men's fashions. Several nights ago  In one of the most fashionable hotels  in New York at least three men out of  five wore dinner coats, not in the cafe,  but in the ladies' dining room and In  the halls with parties of ladies. When  this coat was introduced some years  ago, lt was not intended as a full dress  garment. It was a compromise. The  Tuxedo might be worn appropriately  for all stag affairs and at informal dinners. On these occasions it should be  worn with a black waistcoat and a  black tie. A derby hat is the proper  headdress with a Tuxedo. The custom of making the Tuxedo more of a  dress coat has been growing. At least  half of the men noticed the other night  wore white tics and white waistcoats  with their short coats and not a few  of them wore opera hats.  The newest olive  rated green Bobem  standing clear fro  an inch and a half  purpose for bonbon  '   IN      FrVEN.'.NG     GOWNS,   ' LUXURIOUS  WRAP? AMD'SMALL   ACCr.?-2CRIES.  Girl's nnll Gown ��������� Threc-o.nn.rtee*  Sualnlcin Coat n������il Eton Jncket I:i  BroRrttuil���������Croijc de Chin������ ropiilu;-,  A Glory of Gold.  The popularity of the plain short  coat in the midst of so much that is  ornate and heavily garnished Is in  part accounted for by the fact that it  accommodates the fur collarettes and  boas nicely, and these are quickly  thrown off when one enters a warm  room and the jacket is thrown open,  whereas the removal and redonnlng of  1 EBUTAJJTK'S BALL GOWN.  .a largo fur trimmed wrap -are affairs  of which one thinks twice. However,  the truly luxurious woman must have  her lioavy' furs, aud a better example  of all that Is delicious In this line  would be far to seek than a three-  quarter sealskin coat- of today: for instance, one with the new rolled' collar,  lined with sable, Immense soft revers  of sable, scalloped bell shaped sleeves  and handsome large tortoise shell buttons. Less imposing but equally stylish Is an Eton Jacket of black broad-  tall with great revers and collar bf  white broadtail and broadtail muff to  match.  It is to evening styles that tho magic  .fashion draws us,most irresistibly just ���������  at thisseasou,  for among all'vanity'*^  visions are no greater dreams of'de  light than the confections for the fai:  young,- girls,   whose   debut   society   i.  now celebrating.-' One of Vthese, appear  In   the   cut���������a   fascinating   first   bal  ��������� gown  of  net  with   choux  of  Musio- ���������  a:id  pale'pink  wtild   roses  with  dar!  glossy foliage and garlands of flower  serving as epaulet?',  while the netua  sleeves  are   in   one   with   the  drapee  bertha.    A girdle and  ribbon of pah-  pink satin complete the corsage.  Crepe de chine is the popular evening  gown'"mate rial in soft shades of blue,  FASHIONABLE FURS.  pink, cream, etc.. and very charming  Is. a confection of pale blue crape  and'silver embroidery. ���������  Although it smacks of repetition to  mention gold, such mention is imperative, for gold continues to be the glory  of the toilet.  One seam in front and one In the  middle of the" back mark the newest  skirt model.  A welcome revival reported Is that  of "pinked out" taffeta ruchings among  stylish trimmings for gowns in gauze  fabrics.  Vceetal������3eB   Rechauffes.  Cold vegetables, such as peas, beans,  asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cauliflowers, etc., can all be warmed up and  served a la maitre d'hotel by tossing  them In butter over a moderate fire,  with a sprinkling of chopped parsley,  pepper and salt and the squeeze of a  lemon. Boiled potatoes are best served  cut In slices and fried as pommes de  SW& #%  HIDES: AMD'DEES S1?.I1S  I  iejmiangg^aaie������L*ai**AJt3P:i -jrnmwese  ship   nr.o  McMillan fur &  ?s  CO  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-2 E2 FiasT &ve. Kqrth. Minneapolis, Eihh.  ! WWrlte for Our.Circular and See the Prices ������t?e Pay/  rewery  . . FPEsh-'Lagw BeEP.7N:THl���������oviNCE  STEAM    Baer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  A reuaifl of $5.00 will be paid for information 'leading  to  conviction   o  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs V.el.nging to  this company  HENRY BEIFEL,   Atiinaf/er.  MAR HER & CO.  1 (i *���������  Wholesale   Wine   and   Liquor    Merchants  NANAIMO,  B C.  Direct .Import  of Whyte and McKay, Glasgow Special Scotch Whisky,  Jas'. Wacson & Co.,' Dundee, Glenlivet. ,'  R. McNish & Co., Glasgow, Dr. Special. __ '  Al. Demerara and Jamaica Rum, *'   ���������  Guines?' Stout and Bass' Ale.    >���������  French Cognacs in the very best qualities.  .  Port, Shciry, Clarets, Etc , Etc.  ALWAYS ON  RAND���������A Carload *f   Hiram    Wrlker    &.    Son's    Rye    Whiskies  CORRESPONDENCE SOLICIT* T. P. O. BOX  14.  MRS. ' PENCEIiLI. Nurse,     Houai-  cWwu'iig -������������������'<* V\V hiiig a:.������l .Irnim'g doue.   _ .  First S'.ifer, Cuii.bc!land, B. C.  EspMalt ft Kaiiaimo.ly,  IxADYSMiTM  ^(Extension)  LOTS  FOB- SALE,  Apply to,  ml5m'6 _L.'.W. NUNNS  smeoi  BEFORE BUtfJNG  s  .. t  A Gun,  RiPle,  Ammunition*  Or anything in the  Sporting Line  CALL AKD SEE  O.B  FEOBNEll  Of Cumberland.  . *o������������������������������������ ������������������   '���������..."..  He Con Save You   Money   on all  .       Purchases.  HOME CROWN  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,   Roses,  Shrubs, Vines, Seeds,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Extra choice swek of l-Vac h. Apricot,  Plum, Cherry and Hiunt: Trees New-  importation of first c.ass' Kin clodei dr.' ns,  Roses, Clematis, Bay Trees, etc. 8iy.cc  to choose from. No agents or commission to pay. Orders dug in one day, you  can get it the next.boat. No fumigating'  nor inspection chvr<_es. I carry a com-  ulete line of bee supplies. /,  Greenhouse plants, seeds, agricultural implements, etc- Largest,* and  most complete stock in the Province.  Send for catalogue.  M. J- HENRY  VANCOUVER, B. O.  WHITE LABOR ONLY,  "VICTORIA COMOX   ROUTE.  Taking:   Effect-Tuesday,   Oct.   16th,  1900.  S. S. "City of Nanaimo.  Sails fiom Victoria'Tuesday, 7  a.m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails from Nanaimo, Wednesday 7 a. in., for Union Wharf,  Comox and "Way por.is.  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf, Thursday 8 a.m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails-from Nanaimo, Friday 4  a.m. for Comox and Union Wharf  direct.  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf,Friday 6 p. ni. for Nanaimo  direct.       '   -  '       ���������    :,;.:������������������'..:.:'..        ' ���������'���������;..  Sails from Nanaimo, Saturday  7 P.m. f."r Victoria and Way ports..  FOR Fraig'M. tickets   and State  ro">m. Apply on board,  GEO. Ii   COURTNEY,  TraflB.ce Manage  Black Diamond Nursery  QUARTER WAY,Wel|ington Road  fflrroraoiTT ferry.  20,000 Fruit Trees to choose from.  Large Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Evergaeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  si2w P. O. BOX,  190.^  FOR SALE���������Cooking stove (wood  burner),    also    Singer   Sewing  ��������� Machine. Apply to A. H. Mo  Cal,lum, Cumberland, B.C.  \  I  ><1  -)1 NOTICE.  I; NOTICE is hereby   giver,   hat   appli-  J'cation will'be made   to' the   Legislative  I'Assembl.' of the Province of Untsih Col-  lumbia at its next,session   for   an- Act to  (consolidate   certain'   mining   leases   of  Iground   situateh   in  and   aiound������T, d  [Gulch, Atlin,District ol British Columbia  Find    more   particularly '; known   as the  r'Gem    "Lampmah," "Will o'the  Wisp"  ("Engelhardi," "Gordon," "Cousin Jack,''  I'Lancashire Lad,".Louise,"Pure Gold,"  I'Ida," "Clifford/' and "Only Chance," together with'other adjoining or   adjacent  Iproperties   that   may  hereafter   be   acquired by the applicants into one-holding  L'lth a demise thereof  from   the  Crown  jor a perion of 25   years    from    the  final  passage of tlie Act with a right of renewal  Itor a further period of 25 years and   that.  ���������the water privileges and   easements now  Jlield or hereafter acquired by the   appl -  hants'and in   porticular   the'right  ofi'li-  Wrting and   using 2,50b 'miners   inche-,  from 4th July Creek, 5,000 miners -'nchc'  liTom    Surprise    Lake, and  goo  miners  linches from Moose   and   Elk   Lakes be  |jield,"employed, and enjoyed as  appurte  Inant to the whole or any .part of the said  [holdings; and to_confirm    to ' the   applicants and thep- assigns the said   consoli-  jdiied iea-eholds and , water-rights,   with  [power to carry .my water that   they may  [divert from Surprise  Lake  through   the  j-juid Moose and Elk Lakes .for the use oi  [applicants and their assigns   solely  and  [with all other usual, necessary or inciden-  [tal rights; poweis, or,' privileges   as "ma\  Joe necessary or incidental or  condur.tivt.-,  [to the attainment .of the  above  objects  lor anv of them. .������������������  ' HUNTER & OLIVER,  Solicitors for the Applicants. "  NoriCrZ..  NOTICE is hereby given   that 'applir  ration will be made   to   the   Legislative  [assembly of the Province of British Col  lumbia at its next session for an act   to in-  Icorporate a company with power   t-> cor.-  Jsiruct aud operate   a   railway   from   tl.e  ['City of Victoria thence  northwesterly to  la point  at   or   near Seymour   Nnrrow.-,  IVancouver a-laivl.   tlit-nce   by bridge o*  ['otherwise tu the Mainland of British Col-  ftiiittbia thenoenirth easterly alternatively  ay ofTeie [eune   Cache  or   Yellow  [Head'      Pi^s     or-    vicinity     of    Fori-  ICeorge or Pine   kiver or   Pe it*   River  ���������Pass.es'   to   a point   at     .or   ne  ���������-    ih<-  t astern en fines of the Province" .tnd from  any point on such   line   to the   northern  J'boundries   of   the    Province   or to   any  Icoastal points thereof, or   to any   mining  jregionsorsettlemeutsin Cariboo, Lillooct  Westminster   or   Cassiar   Districts   and'  [branch   lines of   any   length   therefr.ui.  and with power to construct, acquire ana  operate*-telegraph    and   telephone ...im-  ,',(authorized to charge   tolls,  thereon   <oi  [the, transmission    of   mes<nges   for tin.  'public), ships,   vessels,   wharves, . work-.  1 waterpowers   to   supply   electric   powci,  light and heat and  to expropriate waters  jand lands for all such purposes   and 'for  [���������such other rights  powers and   privileges  , as are usual, incidental, necessary or con  iduoiveto  the attainment   of the    above.-  ' objects.  ,    E. G. TILTON, .      .  On behalf of Applicants.  Dated December 3rd, 1900.  BUREAU    OF   PROVINCIAL   INFORMATION.  IN OROEr? Miat the Government mayV  . in u>-.sse-.-i -*i ot   definite   information  with  [( whiuh t.<> supp-y those  seeking investmentK*-  I'in this P-ovd'^'..I am instructed   to   invi.it  p-irt.iojjlitr'- from those'who  have  propert'ef-  P'for hm!  . an-1 *."ho may feel disposed   to forward -iic.i' .jariKjiiIiirs to this   office   for th>  purptia ��������� ii. quoafcii-n.  ���������      la view nf the'proposcy! early   re-organi  r sation of.the A-.'eu'. Gonei-aPa Office in Lou  don, England, the desirability of having 01  file a list of farms and other   proper lie- foi  sale, with   full and   accurate details, is   obvious.    Properties submitted   may   include  farms and farm lrnds,   indantrial   or   com  uvercial concerns, timber limits,   water powers, or other enterprises affording   opportu  nitiej for leg-timate investment.  It is nofc proposed to recommend proper  ��������� ties to intending investors, but to afford th������  fullest access to the classified lists and . at-  available information connected therewith,  and to place enquirers in communication  with the owners.  The fullest particulars are des:red not  oti'y of the properties themselves, but of  the localities in which they aresituated, and  the conditions affecting bhem. For this  pnrpose printed schedules, will, upon application, be forwarded to those desirous of  making Sides.  R. E. GOSNEL,  Secretary,    Bureau   of  fl5m Provincial Information.  Our fee returned if we fail.' Any one sending sketch and description of  any invention will promptly receive our opinion free concerning the patentability of same., "How to obtain a patent" sent upon request. Patents  secured through ns advertised for sale at our expense.  Patents taken; out through us receive special notice, without charge, in  Tim Patent Record, an illustrated and widely circulated journal, consulted  by Manufacturers and Investors. .,  . Send for sample copy FREE.    Address,  VICTOR J. EVANS  &   CO.,  (Patent Attorneys,)  Evans Building,      -      WASHINGTON, D. C.  i���������i^- ������.-���������,_���������-  NOW IS THE  To   Advertise  IN   THE  (        v.  o  The most northerly papc-.r published   on the Island.  SUBSCRIPTION,   $2.00   A    YEAR  ALL  KINDS OF  DONE AT REASONABLE RATES.  s_m:o:k::e  KURTZ'S OWN  1 ' I i       ( 1  KURTZ'S PIONEER  KURTZ'S SPANISH BLOSSOM  KurtzCigarCo  Vancouver, B. C.  Espimait & Nanaimo Ey.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  '     NOV. 19th, 1898.;'   , -  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 naily. ' No. 1 S-m iircl-iy  '   1  A.M     - ' o''-M*  Do. 9:00  Victoria Ho. *J:2r>  ���������*    f):*2S  Goldsu-.-nni _    u'>'<������  ���������'    10:9  KoeniK's    '���������'?.,-  ������������������   10:18 UuiuMins ..0:10  KM. -       = ���������'���������*'���������  ���������������   i'2:i4        Nanaimo    , 7:11  Ar. 12:3    Wellington  '��������� Ar. 7-oo  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily.    0 ' >'o. 3 Shturtlay.  a.m. , - A-M;  De.8:05'..:-    Wellington i.Do.'-JrS'j  ������������������   n-.-A)  Niiiiiiiino -'..��������� ti   *-f>  ������������������   ():;-)2 '.: Duncftiis __   J.:1'-.  '" 10:37...'.. -'  Kooiuy's ���������         ]>'���������}"  ��������������������������� iuis        Coldstream  '������������������������������������'     '-J-  Ar. 11:15    .       ...Victoria Ar. S:00 km.  '  Rectucod  iates to and from  all points   on  Sauird'js aud Sundays good lo return 'Alon  1 ^or  rates  and   al    information   apply  at  Company's ' >fh7:cs.  A. OUNSMUIR,       ,GKO,L. COURTNEY.    .  '   President.     " .Traffic Manager  1 Q 1  WANTED���������Capable, reliable .per  son in every  county   to  represent  large   company  of  solid   financial  ^reputation; $936  salary  per   year,  cpayable weekly;. $3 per day  absolutely    sure    and    all    expenses;  straight, bona-fide, definite   salary,  rio.commission;   salary .paid   each  Saturday and expense   money   ad-*  vanced' each     week.       Standard  .House, 334 Dearborn;,St, Chicago.  I Have Taken* *n Office  in the Nash      Building.  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland,  and am agent for the  following  -,' reliable , insurance    companies:  ', The  Royal   London   and   Lahr  cashiie and Norwich   Union.    I  am .prepared to   accept jrisks .a  ��������� current rates. I am also ��������� gent  for the Standerd Life Insurance  Company of 'Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident. Company of England. " Please call and investi  gate before insuring in ^ny other  Company.  .      JAMES ABRAMS.  Notice.  Riding on-locomotives and rail  .way cars of the Union Colliery  Company by any person # or per  sons���������except train crew���������-is strictly  prohibited. Employees are subject to dismissal for allowing same  By order  Francis D. Little  * - Manager.  4  'C\  j   JAS. A. CARTHEW  Liverv Stafilq  'I'eamstkr "and Draymen  Single and  Do.uble  nicz f.  ��������� for  Hire.     All  Orders  Promptly   Attended   to.-. '  R.SHAW, Manager.  Third St., Cumberland, B.C  gg^^A^cA-^o  S/=y='S:^/Z.'2.~-/.c-'c-'SJ'' ' St***.  Cumh'EPland  Hotel  COR. DUNSMUIR AY.ENUE;;.  ,  AND     SECOND      S'l KKB^'  cumbehland, b. c.   %:���������-  Mrs. J. H."Piket, ProprietresF.    ���������    *  When in Cumberland be   ,-<r'  and stay' at  the .Cumberland  Iiotel,   First-Class'   Accuinoda-"',  ,.' tion for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection  with   Hotel  ' Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per  day  ^^^^^Ji^A^'A^}S^'SC^^^'c/^JRij!^^^  rA&Mm*  ������5.>vK  ������o   ir ��������� ������** "���������  4LXtnCt'iia(������OB.  ' r,.  TRADB MARK������  DCSIQN9,  COPYRIGHTS  Anyone sending a sketch and dwscrlptlwt ma,-  quick!? ascertain, frue, -whether aa tav������uti*m m,  probably patentable.   ComiauiitosMova atii������t(f  conadentlal. Oldest agency for seaurtng fat tmm.  'in America.'   We ha������e   a Waabinjfton effio*.  Patents taken tbroa������h Munn A Co. reooiv*  B&ccial notice In tbe  SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN,     v  beautifully illustrated, largest- ctronlHtlaai mt  any scientific Inurnal, weekly, terms 18.60 a 7������cr|  fl.sOsix nior.tbs. Spoclmnn copies and HjLHD  Book; on _Patbxtp sc:it. free.   Addroaa  - -     M'jV-:ri    /-e   CO.,   . .: ���������'  OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO*  -6  O'  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  - o  Jl.1<TTD  O I am  prepared    to  ^ furnish Stylish Rigs  O and do Teaming at  ������ reasonable rates.    '  g D. KILPATRICK,  o  o  o  c  o  o  o  o  o Cumberland o  0000000000000000000  FISHING RODS  CABINET Work  done and repaired  Fancy Inlaying in wood and metal.  French Polishing.  Apply  NEWS OFFICE.  ������v    -  -t , if  "FOS-    A.  x 'WOHMM  sv S ~ "~~  %-  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of ''A Woman's Love,  "Woman   Against, Woman,"  Hor Fjical Sin," lite.  !���������������  CHAI'.TKK Xt.Vill.  ADOLI'KLrS'  ^TAlIUrAC.K.     ,  "I'm  so   glad   to' hear   that   the?  Oat-  ' .ford people are all wrong, and    Unit    Mr.  Adolphus doesn't care a  hit," said Mrs.  , I'odmore.     "lint     there's     no   stopping  ' some people's tongues.    They even went  so ,1'aj as to say he'd taken to drink'because of  it-"  "That's what my Doldrum threatened  to.' do when 1 recused to sec Iiith. in  consequence'of u change of complexion  engendered by yellow jaundice. It: was  before our marriage, of course.''  /'Of   course!"   onipfonwizcd      Soraphina  Scratton,' impatient   oC   ' :i'n   iliterrupcinn  which postponed for a moment her leply  to   what  she   secretly     considered   Mrs-  .Pod more" s     impertinence.       "But      my  , ;H* Adolpbus" (as .she was getting angiy,  , Mrs. Scratton's aspirations came out in  great" force) "'as been a loctle too much  Jh'accustomcd   to   the  society   of   h-earls  ���������and   h'oitlier   membe.s   of   the   h'ai-isto-  cra'cy to care "what :-:iy of the  Gatf-wd  ..people says, 'igh or L.v! .I've repeatedly  ���������urged  upon, him  not  to bemoan  himself  '���������by   mixing  with   them   who   can't  h,ap-  jprec-iate the  "onoi* of liis company."  'And he doesn't follow your advice,'  groaned tbe cheerful Doidruin,' Aviih a  ���������' reflective shake <��������� of the bead. "The  young folk have no respect far, age  .now-a-dnys. Never, ��������� as my Doldruni  says, do they act as they ought, and  stick up for.the old pra.ctitio.nerw.''  Whether being classed -among the  . '"old practitioners" was calculated to allay Mrs- Scratton's rising u anger, Ave  have no means to determine,',for Biff en  (Mrs. S.'s own maid) entered tbe room,  somewhat abruptly, a letter in'her hand;  no longer the Bifl'en of fifteen years ago  ���������shaggy'bair, like a Shot land pony, and  eostunic-d after the fashion of a scarecrow in a cornfield���������but a neatly attired-  woman, 'with sharp eyes, and a high  complexion, retaining nothing of the  past but eccentricity ol character,' and  sharpness of tongue.  "Didn't I always tell you-to knock beforo you entered a room?" said her  mistress', turning sharply upon her, glad  to get somebody upon whom she could  open the Vials of her Avrath.  *��������� i.  "And haven't 1 been knocking for  the last live minutes, till I've as little,  skin on my knuckles as is on the inside  of a Idled c'gg'~; 1 s'pbse you don't want  me to si and on my 'ead and knock with  my hoeis? It is the qn'y way to be  Hi card when you three get a-tulkiu' together!'' '     "   -  "Leave the room!"  "Well.   I'm   going;   for   when   one   is  ' taken up so sharp,  there isn't much  ii  d'neement to stop.''  ��������� '"I shall" pay you your wages this very  night, and send you about your busi-  ���������ness.  ''Tbank'ee, missus.'' This with a  brisk and graceful' politeness. "Money's  ���������always Avelconic: and as my business is  to look after you and Master "Dolphus,  .you won't have to send me' far. "'.hat's  a ietter from him," laying the mis-Hive  on the table. "My 'art give quite a  jump when I saw it fust, for I thought  it Avas a black seal, but it's only tihe  ������������������thuinbiuark of Toe, the bo-ots���������Joe, you  knoAv, as belongs to the 'Dog and  JDuck.' '���������'  "I know?"  ���������"Well, ihe is a very 'spectacle yotmg  mum as only gets drunk once a-A\-ceic,  and that's in church-time o' Sundays."  So saying. Bii'f'en took her departure as  alu���������"v :is she entered, leaving .her  mistress AA-itb Adolpbus' letler in her  hsnil.  "Will you excuse me?" asked the elo-  gii!i.i Mrs- Scratton, bowing With stately  polbonpss   to hor   Iriends.  .., .. .lu.n.y!' cried both together,  Avbo, viiib the crow's instinct for car-  nion, seemed to scent had news. "Make-  no  siiangcis of us.  dear."  Mi>. Scratton smiled loftily as she  broke the seal.   _,  ,"My son has been absent from, home  some days- A great many, of his titled  college friends are down for flu: shooting, you know, and t.hey w-������ll have him  at any price. Blood is blood all the  Avorld over."  Poor Mrs. Scratton! -lot- worst  eic;ii.'o.s might have pitied her, but  tliey didn't.  Sho read a i'w lines of the letter  attentively, then her eyes hurriedly  scanned the rest.  A stified shriek! The letter fluttered  from her hand to the ground, and Mrs.  Scratton fell back in her chair, .for  ���������once, in a fainting fit that Avas not  shamming. Hor bosom friends and  chosen gossips rushed at once to the  ���������res-cue, the-one-to the i*oor aaid tine other  to the bell-rope. They did this, of  course? Of course, they did nothing of  the kind-  The momtnt Avas critical, but Mrs.  I'odmore, and Mrs. Podmore alone,  proved equal to the occasion.  "Put up that bottle!" she said, in a  ������������������tone of quick authority, as the softhearted Doldrum was approaching Mrs.  Sera trail's chair, with a pint bottle  labeled "Drops." which she had drawn  from her capacious pocket, which seemed to contain everything from a jujube  to a blister.     "Put up that bottle!"  g������ tm Contlnuod.  in great emergencies, it as the strongest mind that eonies to the front. Mrs.  Doldrum at once succumbed; and, as  fearing another' advent on the part of  the eccentric Biff en, in a Ioav, but distinct voice, Mrs. Podmore^ read the  letter she had promptly lifted from the  c.:rpet  upon  which   it  had  fallen.  'Ancient   and   Honorable!  ,  "You'll be awfully surprised when  you icad this letter, and I've no doubt  Biil'en aad the res': of them Avill catch  it hot and' .strong for the* ncx: twenty-  f,.ur hours: bin when you've Jet'oil' the  necessary steam, you'll come right, I'm  sure, and stand my friend Avith the  jruv'Iior.  "It is not my fault if I have a proud  nature, and a sensitive heart; a member  of your family must be constitutionally  haughty, and the Avay my -beloved parents were received by tho aristocrat s of  Oak woods affected me deeply. Fur the  'first time in my life I suffered the  ���������agonies of mental torture: nor was  physical torture altogether absent, but  ���������tin* latter arose' out ot other ureal instances quite beyond my .control, and  shall' not be   dwelt   upon   here.  "You have heard me speak of Miss  Ceciiia Dawson. Her posiition iu jifo is  not, perhaps, up to the toimicsi. round of  man's ambition: neither is she wjiat a  fastidious taste would term accomplished. Sho can play the piano like her  illustrious namesake, but'I ycarcely  think an angrel with a delicate ear would  quit the celestial regions to listen to her.  I hate accomplishments! If a woman  can mix a bowl of punch, administer a  brands' and soda, and il 11 a pipe scientifically, She fulfills the .duty of ,her  sex. Such a sypnthetic- spirit I have  found in'.Cecilia. I know it Avas yc-wr  wish, dearest'' ma, to' see your 'Dolfy  married to a duchess- Believe me. ��������� I  shared that wish, and had anything of  the soa't been hanging about Gatford, I  should ccrfciinly have snapped her up;  but the article Avas scarce���������in fact, not  come-at-able; so, failing the duchess, 1  pioposed to Miss Cecilia DaAvson,' and  Ave lAvere married this morning." (It was  ,at this stage of tbe letter that poor  Mrs. Scratton fainted.) "You always  taught' me to look high, and I couldn't  look much higher than, a sign-board. If  you fail to move the guv'nor, and he  stops the supplies, my crest in futare  Avill be a 'Dog and Duck.'       ������  (Signed)       "Your loA'ing son.  "ADOLPHUS."  To this    elegant    and     characteristic  . epistle'there avus a postscript:  "I send one of our business cairds  (.please note the address). - Sis' and I  will be always at home between the  -hours of twelve and four, to receive  (.when convenient) the parental blessing." ,','.-.  Was it soitoav that expanded the  visage of the.- acute  Mrs.   Podmore?  Was it sympathy that contracted still  more tho pinched A'isage of Mrs Doldrum?  It is with deep regret we feel ourselves compelled to answer both these  questions in the ngatiA'e.'  The expansion Avas a smile- The contraction was an internal enjoyment  "Why, he's married tbe tavern-kcep-  er's daughter!" cried the doctor's Avife.  "There's an end of all chances for  my Hermoine," _ thought the lawyer's  lady; for since the famous Oakwoods rejection, she had secretly nourished the  idea of an aiiiance betAveen ber oAvn  daughter and the hope of the Scrat-  tons.  Such were her thoughts; her words  were A'ery different..  "Poor, dear .Soraphina!"���������for Mrs.  Scratton's eye were now opening. "My  dear, dear, friend! what a shock for  you! what a disgrace! Married to a.common barmaid!���������a disgrace which nothing can redeem! My heart bleeds" for  j'Gu! Such a dreadful IiIoav!" -v  Mrs- Scratton, for the moment quite  subdued, looked from one to the other  of her friends for pity, but found none.  "You're not goingV she asked faintly,  for both ladies were eagerly adjusting  their bonnet and sbaAvl.  "Yes, really, dear. we must s'O. Mr.  Podmore expects mc- back to dinner, and  ���������you knoAV Avhat men are���������Avou't set  doAvn   to   dinner   Avithout   me-"  "For myself," said Mrs. Doldrum, "I  oughtn't lo have stayed as iong as 1  havo done. "Tis now pas: tAvo. and I  should have taken my pills i\nd mixture at twelve. There's nothing like  regularity in such matters," she continued-  Of course the great incentive for this  sudden   exodus   Avas     a   desire     to   im  mediately   propagate     the     scandal     of  which, they   ha'd  just    possessed   themselves.  Mrs- Scmttoii knew this well enough,  but too crushed to do more than mildly  protest, she saw her "dearest friends"  hurry away like carrier-pigeons, to flutter all over the town, and carry tbe bad  news everywhere-  They had scarcely been gone, a quarter  of an hour, when a rough band Avas  laid upon the lock of tlie door, and  Daniel Scratton entered bis Avil'c's private sitting-room.  "Daniel,", she ��������� said. speaking very  gently, andAvifh her eyes red Avith weeping,  "I've bad news."  "TIaA'c you?" sneered her husband,  flinging himself into a chair. "Then  you'ie bring-big your pigs to an overstocked  market.    Where's  Adolpbus?"  "It's of 'Dolphus 1 want to speak to  you- It's not to be expected Daniel,  that we can put old heads ujpon young  shoiddi-rs-"  "Confound the woman! What nonsense is she talking about heads and  shoulders? I'm asking you about a  man, not a codfish! Where's Adolpbus?"  "At the 'Dog and Duck.' " replied  Mrs.   Scratton.  sadly.  Shiloh*s  Consumption  Cure  cures coughs and colds at  once. We don't mean that it  relieves you f ~jr a little while  ���������it cures.     It has been doing-  O  this for half a century. It has  saved hundreds of thousands  of lives. It will save yours if  you give it a1 chance.  f r <  " I cmighed and raised continuously. Could  not attend to business. One bottle of Shiloh  stopped the'cough and restored me to perfect  health:   "  J. J. TAGGART, Toronto.   '  Sliiloli's Consumption Cnro Is sold by all  drugsiritH in Oana^ii iind U"ifc������<l Stilus ������it  '25c. 5<������c, Wl.OO a. bottle. In Groat liritsiln  iit 1*������. 8<i,, 2h. -'Jd., ninl 4s. (><1 , A printed  pil������ra.nteu jyofiK with every bottle. If you;  aro not satisfied, g<������ to your druggist and  Bet your money back.  * ..    .  Write for illustrated book  on Consumption.    S������*t  ��������� without cost to you.  S. C. Wells & Co., Toronto.  I  A HISTORIC HAEKET.  STRONG ODORS AND GIANT PORTERS  ABOUND  IN   BILLINGSGATE.  Story   lJoaU.,I.n:id. ,  hi story liooU hind,  il  i*= ilirtc you will find  Tin1 wisi'sl and brav-rsi ;in'.l lieM ol mankind.  Aiiil  women  who step Mum   p-'i'leetion's l.iir mold.  Well   worthy ot. heroes so ^pU'iuliil atid bold; /  Ari:I  ill" villain ij'nbliislun^l.v revels in sin,-  Pioeluiming- himself,  with a  leer or ix Krin.  It's easy to see all tlie <aiils in his liaml:  Thev're lair and a bo*, (.'board  in sLo'rv book land.  An.-]  fortune awaits,  just as 'fortune should do,  !'"re   the   volume   is   Hosed "on   the   pond   arid   tho  11 uc.  ��������� And  the schemes of the sordid ate certain to fail.  The righteous rejoice anil  tlie wicked  ones wail.1  Oh.  it's hard  lo return u> Ihe htmlc and glare  From the library nook so seehuli'il Irom rare  To   the  strange  Slruj-TKliiii*;   world   wliieh   we   can't  understand  'When we tni^ht be so happy.In story book land!-  MINARD'S-LINIMENT Liiilierman's Frienl  Sn-iisot ti i������K   to   It.  Dolly-Diiiiplcs���������l>o you ever hoar a  curious bxr/.'/An'tX sound in your ears,  Mr. ICverprreenV    '*  Mr. * iSvertfiven���������No. hut sometimes 1  have thought-I heard something rattle  inside.  Dolly*Dimples���������Thank heaven! Perhaps thcre's.sonieihing in it after all.���������  Ohio State Journal.  IMAM'S umm is used uyPHyilelm -  Ositins  Arotaid   It.  *   "How  did   .(Jriniu'rV   liiono'.ojriie  K������>  at  ,'the   auiafeur I'literiaiiiniiuit   last  lUKht'.'"  iislvi*'! Use uiiinairinK editor.  "Hal." answered the reporter. "It  would hardly do t-i say so. I kuoss." Bo  the next issue of The Morning LitdU contained tliis ptt nt graph in ihe review of the  amateur'show: "Mr. Al.ny Griuner delivered'a humorous monologue. He held  his face perfectly straight even during  (he telling of his best jol;������s. The audience was in uori'ect syuipothy with tho  ������������������erl'urmor."  Keep MINABD'S LfflDIENT in tlie H0US8.  You need not cough all night and disturb  your friends; there is no'occasion for you  running the risli of contracting inflammation of the. lungs or consumption, while you  can get Biclclo's Anti-Consumptive Syrup.  This medicine cures coughs, colds, inflammation of the lungs and all throat and chest  troubles. It promotes a free and easy expectoration, whieh immediately relieves the  throat and iungs from viscid phlegm.  In  :.'*  ���������When   Bnliiltij;  \Yn������ Hare.  somi*  old   (���������(���������ii't   nu'iiioirs  of   1l;e  ��������� ,ij.',.it!,ei:M' century .which have recent  :\   !.������(<e;! called  again  to intention  it is  stated' that   vlsen   tit'orgo    IV   wtis   a  hr.li.v  he  was titithed  only once a  fort  night.    That was thought to he plcut.\  often euongli in those days for a child  to  he washed.     When one of (leorge'y  iiitle' sisters   had   meas'.les.   the   royal  i.'ol:M*r gave most careful  instrr.cliiUis  tl't.-:!   the   child's   linen   was   not   to   be  . :.:r::v,'-d   too  so.m.   as   she   feai'ed   thai  -"::���������<���������   enrcless   :il ti iiii.-tut   wjiiid   eltithe  !���������   in ::anneins  insiirriciently aired ;::ni  so  -'dt-v.* in  i!i(j i:t:-!i."    In those days  ;,,-->:||. u-.-re uuicli afraid of clean linen  ;;: il 1 .-,::..wa      (I   ivii-j believed the com  .p!*-n- i<:.!:!v abl'.Mions were wetihenn;,,'.  } .*!  prince, peer and peasant alike call  ed   in  :u   every  ailment the  doctors; ot.  th" period, who 'bled  them.into a state  olWe.-ikness and sometimes death.  Is there ������nyttuu*r rnnru annoying than  having your corn tfteppi'������l u? on? Is there  anything more d*ii^hvlul than geTfcinp  rid of it-? Ilollowuy's i-urn Cure will de  it.    Try ic uud be convinced.  Tlie Cni>1ive.  She smiled, but he was adamant;  She pouted, still be didn't care;  He knew not that for him alone  She fastened roses in her hair.  She sighed and quoted poetry,  D'ut still  he coyly slued away;  Yet he is kneeling at her feet;  lie saw the girl in fears "������������ day.  What u Pig!  They were out driving, and the young  man was holding the lines with one  hand.  "Sweetheart.'' he whispered as the  moon went behind a cloud, "l wish I  had arms like���������liUe"���������  "Like FitzsinunonsV" she asked.  "No,"   lie   exclaimed:   "like  au   octo  pus:  -Chicago Tribune.  Ask for Minaif s and late no other.  Rongji nnd Dirty Treatment That  Visitors to tonilon'n Famons Fish  ?i'������irt Receive F'ram the Biirly,  Floorish Employees.  I reached ��������� Billingsgate fish market.  London, a little before 4 in ,the morning  and was met by an old gentleman who  wanted to act as guide, he calling after  mc that 1 had hotter employ him and so  keep my clothes clean. I declined the  proffered service, hut I would advise accepting the services of the old man.  On gaining the market I looked about,  expecting to' see women selling fish.' but  .not one did 1 lind. I was disappointed  in this, as I had read that it was a great  treat to roil a Billingsgate lishwoman  ami hear her swear. . My stock of information was increased almost, immediately, for I learned thai the saleswomen  d-isappeared .from Billingsgate with the  retail trade. The women can be found'  elsewhere today, and they are as vulgifr  as of yore.  Conspicuously displayed outside the  market .house were large placards reading. "If any porter shall be guilty" of dishonesty or drunkenness, or use, any obscene, filthy or abusive language, or commit any asstialt, or otherwise misconduct  himself, he.shall- have liis license -revoked."  .' I copied the above on leaving. When i  first read it. I was foolish enough to  suppose that Billingsgate was a decent  soil ef place. I trusted'the placards implicitly. They were certainly all one  could expect ��������� no "dishonesty" insured  against highway robbery, no "drunkenness" insured against' assault, no , "obscene language." iio "filth." etc. Billingsgate must have improved, since the,:1 days  when Shakespeare and Pope wrote about  it.        ��������� ' "  I entered the great building. ���������which is  an acre in extent, and was met by. the  vilest smell I have ever encountered. My  breakfast had not been eaten, and the  odors'made me'seasick: It" was nothing  but fish, and all fresh at that: but 1 was  smelling the extract from 400 tons, more  or less, and the 'current, of air that rushed to the door 1 opened was doubly laden.  Once inside it did not seem so bad.  ' Everything was hurry and bustle. Devoted entirely to wholesale, the place was  not crowded, but here and there, perhaps  in 20 places, groups of men were following the auctioneers from one pile of fish  to another. The auctioneer would mount  a stand and say something, and'before I  could catch his 'meaning he''would chip  his hands as evidence of sale, jump to���������  the Ooor an* go to the next pile. A pleasant faced man approached. (>  "Come with nie.V, he.said:'"I'll see yon  thrcngh. r ITero.jbome the porters. Don't  bother thein/ They, are ignorant and vulgar and, while''a lot of good.'fellows,  might be unpleasant _ toward .you. Vou  see, the literary .world, branded, ns centuries ago. and 'thornier.) know how they  aie considered by visitors, and ������hey care  absolutely nothing for any one. Those  men' have 200 pounds of fish, each on  their heads.' They drink'a quart of beer  without catching breath and eat  pounds of beef a day, usually in  meals, but often in only three."  I   admired  the  men as  they  filed  and emptied their boxes.     I stood lo  nide.   out  of  the   way.   when   I  I Bare seen women get worse treatment  than you- did, and some of our great  wholesale dealers, here on business, often  get tho same dose right under our,eyes.  If you take this treatment good naturedly  and buy drinks for the crowd,, the porters  are the best fellows you ever saw. We  dare not complain, for the whole crowd  would strike, and tons of fish would  spoil. I believe these are the strongest  men on'earth. .When you go home, remember that you have visited the nastiest  and filthiest, place in the world. Perhaps  this knowledge will repay you for the  treatment you .received."....  T thought the abuse ha'd its ndvantag"S  and replied that.I would have been disappointed had I not bad some disagreeable  experience. It was this salesman who '  told me of the flight- of ,the' fishwomen'..  He also said lhat up������stairs I would find  one of the cleanest restaurants in London and I could have a 'fish breakfast if I  was so disposed. I was-not and was sat-,  istied with a glance into the dining room. ,  Billingsgate is the oldest market in the  city: It is located on ihe Thames, immediately below London, bridge. The boats  ���������wharf at its door. The market was in  existence a thousand yftirs ago, and while  today only one-third its mtpply arrives by ,  water bids fairto remain for several' cen- '  turies more. The fishmongers erected the  great market house. They'are wealthy  and thus far successfully fought, ihe railroads and merchants who' would like a  more central ' location for ihe market.  F"isb supply'one-third the meat of London, and nearly the whole supply 'enters  through Billingsgate.        ' ������  Ou leaving 1 gave the old wutchman;a ,  penny and told him 1 was sorry I had not-  engaged   him.     Me  seemed   pleased   and  said   that   I   should   try   to   see   the   fish  train while in London.    It is composed of  box cars, several of glass, for the 'cunven- '  ieuce of, women, who can see their dinner  swimming about.     An  attendant   with' ri   ���������  clip   net   lifts'   the   selected   fish   out-and  weighs it, while the housewife is'thus assured   that   slie   is  buying   fresh   fish..    I  made,an effort to set* this traim bnt  failed.,    I .heard of  it   from   several  sources,  otherwise' I  would.have doubted  its existence.  Saving  Woranti, ,   <���������  Mr. "Payuo-���������What!   Sixty-eight dollars  for an evening' dress?     Why,   I   thought4  you  were going to have your last  year's  black lace made over.  Mrs. Payne���������I did. dear.   1 had it made  ever red satin, and that's what cost so.���������  Philadelphia Bulletin.  fivc-  five  past  i.*ne  was distill bed by a huge porter laying his hands  on my left shoulder. He deliberately  wiped his1 hands on my back, talking to  his companions nil the while. I .turned,  as any one would, when I felt a foot on  my leg, and I foam! another porter wip  ing his wet and d'.rty foot on my trousers.  The salesman saw the second move, and  quick as a Hash he. was to the rescue.  - "Tb'i? next map who raises his hand  agatus'tlthis visitor will lose Ids position."  he- exclai'i-juiod.  The'porters laughed heartily and filed  on back to the ships. "About what I expected." said my deliverer. "It's no use  to object. It is lucky they did not strike  you in the face with it fish. These fellows have no sense. They are the lowest  type of English. Swedes and Norwegians,  mostly the latter, and there* is*not a man  among them. It seems the handling of.  fish  makes  men  mean, dirty and   brutal.  '   Treatment For  Siirniha.  The prevalence, of sprains and strains  owing to the ' indulgence -in athletic  exercises of all kinds moves an authority on the treatment of these painful nccideuts to say:  A little common sense treatment is  often airthatis.needed when the strain  is at ankle or wrist and without com-,  plications. It will swell very alarmingly' at first and gradually develop a  ''frightful'looking, bruise, but from the  first it should'.,hav,e complete rest..ind  a treatment of hot and cold douches,  the hot being used at first, when tlie  swelling is painful.'and the cold later  on, as a sort of tonic to the relaxed  muscles. The hot must be very hot  and the cold very cold, as the tepid  water does harm rather than good.  For the lirst day of a strain, when  all the wrenched cartilages and muscles are aching, great relief is found in  a poultice of egiS and salt. To make it,  beatthe white of an egg till light/but  not stiff.. Stir in gradually a cup and  a half of .salt, or more if needed, to  make a thick, pasteXke icing. Spread  this ou a'cloth and bandage in place.  Cover all with oil silk or a thick bath  towel to protect the sheets, since the  egg leaks out continually. . After this  has relieved- the soreness begin with  hot water fomentations and wear a  light, firm bandage, except at night.  A .Jovial   Pttir.  "Mrs. O'Bese is getting awfully stout.  I've heard of people spoken of as 'round,'  but I never saw any person as round as  she."  "Oh. I don't know. There's her husband.      He's   a   rounder."���������Philadelphia  Press  m  He Cures Blvery Form of Piles Thoroughly and Weir  Wi*.hout the Danger,  Expense   and* Pain  of an Opera.ion. .  It is surprising what a large number of men and women s;:l'i'er from  the wretched uneasiness and torturing itching, of piles. Vou may be  among those who, through modesty  or fear of the surgeon's knife, havo  been prevented front appealing to  your physician for a cure, ir'ou have  tried the hundred and one things that,  friends have recommended and have  become discouraged. You say, as'  many have said before you, that  there is no cure for piles.  Now is the time for you to turn to  Dr. Chase, whose famous ointment is  recognized the world over as the only  actual cure for every form of piles.  The real substantial value of "Dr.  Chase's Ointment has given it a  unique position among medicines. It  is used in nearly every neighborhood  on this continent and has become  known by word of mouth from friend  to friend and neighbor to neighbor.  Ask your friends about it, ask your  druggist, ask your doctor. Others  have been discouraged, and after  years of misers' have been cured by  Dr. Chase's Ointment. Here is one.  Mrs. James Brown, Tlinfonburg, near  Ottawa, writes :���������"I have been a  constant     sufferer  from  nearly  every  form -'of piles for the last 20 years,  and during'" that time, both here and  in the old country, have fried almost  every  remedy.  "I am only doing justice to Dr.'  Chase's Ointment when I say that.I  believe it to be the best remedy obtainable for bleeding and protruding-  piles. 1 strongly recommend Dr.  Chase's Ointment to mothers, or indeed, to any person suffering from  that  dread  torment���������-piles."  Mr. George Thompson, a leading  merchant of Blenheim, Ont.,"states :  "I was: troubled with itching, piles  for 15 years, and at times they were  so bad I could scarcely walk. I tried  a great many remedies, but never  found anything like Dr. Chase's Ointment. After the third application I  obtained relief, and was completely  cured by using one box." Ask your  neighbors about Dr. Chase's Ointment, the only absolute cure for  piles.  You can obtain Dr. Chase's Ointment for 60 cents a box from, any  dealer. If you prefer, enclose this  amount to these offices and the remedy will be sent, postpaid, to your  address. Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  si  .it  I  ���������J  m  ��������� 41  .1  *    t] ���������<r.  $.-.  "O MORS I"  Exccciiin^ sorrow  Coiiaumetli my pad Ucartl  Because t.mui row  Wi' nius-t depart,  'Now is exceeding sorrow  ,   All my part!''  Give over playing-,  Cast thy viol away;  Merely laying-  Tliine head   my-way;   ���������.  Pritlice, give over playinff,    ',  Grave or fray.    ������  ���������Be no word spoken;  Weep'nothing: let. a pale  'Silence,  iintirokcn  'Silence, 'prevail! - ��������� '  Prithee, be no word spoken  '   Lest 1 fail!  Forget tomorrow 1    ���������  Weep nothing; 'only lay  In silent sorrow  Thy head rny way;    '    ' ���������  Let, us foig-ct tomorrow  This one day! ���������  ��������� ���������Krncst  Dowson  in  fortnightly.  ^"^MTTT.'iifYSTERYi  lu  The   .Mills  man of her heart, the penniless sen of n  once , prosperous farmer, a handsome  "ne'er do, well." and'their path had prov ���������  ed more rugged than thai of love is ikii  ally said to be. Wmit stared them in the  face; hunger pen-lied volt tirelike over  the door.  One night Gideon started up, liis'eye-  bloodshot with drirfk and despair, and.  swinging his'meal'ban over his shoulder,  staggered forth into, the night.  ���������It was one of those white nights char,;  .acteristic of Long Island, no moon or  stars, but more, like deep twilight.  ..Mary 'stood bfng at the gate, waiting  for her luisbandi Suddenly there was  borne upon the night .wind the c.-eniimg  of the arms of the, old .mill as it turned  out its .nighty grist. But, never had it  creaked so loud, lintuid 'and round went  the great sails in the gloom, and screech  after screech pierced the night, and then  ������������"! wi:s still. _ -    '  ,As she craned her. neck iii startled attention the figure of a man. ti sailor by  his garb:"passed quickly up the lauo. ���������  'For one instant he turned a white face  upon  her aad  pointed  to  the  mill  as  he  of   tlio  Out- at  Godst  SjJlHt.  Ground   It  , <><><><^<������S>^o*<^^<^'^'^^O^O^0^O"O^'<&-*'  , A, vessel  had  gone   upon   ihe  rocks  of  Skull reef and was fast breaking up. I hey'  .. ' said.    A  plank   washed  ashore   bore  the'  name. Goliath,   recognized ..by some as  a  whaler which had, sailed from Sag Harbor about'throe years ago.    High  up on  the summit of a' sand dune, her wet bait;  llyii'g straight out'bebind her,,striving, to  , s-iuiCout the rlying_s.iud and spray' and to  follow  with her eyes  the boat as it rose  and,fell, stood Mad 'Mary Heath.  <r.   She  was, always  down   there,   roaming  about "the   sands,    gathering   shells   or  u    crouching   upon   the   dunes   gazing   seaward.   Tonight she seemed  the genius oi!  the storm, bending, swaying aiid. waving  -   her arms aloft as if beckuning'to the sea.  -t    "What   ails   poor ^Mary   tonightV    The  '���������storm  seems  lo' affect   her torribl3\ * She  looks  a   veritable   seeress." ;said   Sweyu  .   'Yarbinirne. .-w.ho-siood   among the group  ���������of villagers gathered upon the beach.  The mournful sound of the bell buoy on  the reef came fitfully "upon the wind.-and  anon.' when  a  rift  in   the clouds  lighted  palely the writhing chaos below, the ship-  ,    -might   be   perceived   on   her-beam   ends  .pounding the reef, and presently she^was  seen no more.   Then all at once, from out  the hell of waters, was flung high up the  beach,  with a grinding crash; the great  lifeboat,    "with    its"  writhing,    wriggling  crew, only-Jess white and weak than the  poor still figure they brought in. '  Strong hands clutched and dragged the  boat and the falling-men far up'out of  reach of the'baflled sea. As theyborethe  rescued man upon, a pwunk to the boat-  house a scream of triumphant laughter  rang out over the-roar of the tempest,  . and Mad Mary, who had hovered about  the.edge of the'crowd, flitted away over  tho dunes, shrieking! "My dream, ray..  dream!" ._.,.'.'"'"'"  With a long quivering, sigh,,J#c" pallid  figure lying upon the old ������MXrpnul_in at  , length opened its eyes. Mi\tt Itominy  stood over hihi watching for a"ny sign of  life and with a commanding gesture keeping the throng back. The eyes, in whieh  consciousness slowly dawned, wandered  from point to point and at 'length rested  upon the countenance of the captain .of  the-life savers, and there they rested,  growing gradually rounder as a look of  horror crept into them.  At length, with a convulsive start, he  strove to rise, but, too weak, sank back,  screaming. "Keep off: keep off!" waving  lfominy away with frenzied gesture.  The face of tho latter had assumed an  unaccountable pallor, and,' with' a harsh,  broken.laugh, he snarled:  "Give him a turn over that keg. men,  an git the salt water out of him."  But the fellow, struggling to his feet,  ran like the wind straight toward the sea.  He was soon caught and. relapsing into  unconsciousness, was carried to the cottage of old Jane Chisholm, about a mile  back from the beach.  Yarbourne had been a  silent, and much  puzzled observer of all  this.    The storm  /had apparently driven tbe man insane, he  thought.  The rescued man tossed for a week or  two in delirium under the rafters of the  old salt box hut.  In the small hours one night Goody  Garlic, who was' iii red .to-watch at his  bedside, wjts ;iroused from a doze by the  voice of the sick man.  "O Cod. the crurVinillston'os."' lie cried.  "They are grinding out blood! Look!  Look!" iincl he would have thrown himself from .the bed had not tbe nurse pinned hiti! down with her sinewy arms.  Three years before the town of East  Bromptnn was roused from its lethargy  by. one. of I hose happenings which contrasted so sharply with its dreamy life as  a chasm opening in. n sunlit plain.  One morning When the gray east was  shot with red .Mary Heath strode into  town, wild eyed and drenched with dew,  and rapped, loudly at Justice Larry Os-  born's door. ,  ��������� "There's, somethin   wrong  over  t'   the  mill." she panted  in answer to his gruff  query.    "Has anybody  seen  Gideon?    I  been settin up all night watchin for him.  He started out last night   with  the meal  bag, an I haven't seen him since!"  "What's the matter at the mill?"  "They's���������t hoy's"���������she   clutched   at   the'  door facing���������"blood  run bin .out  from under the mill door, an when  I looked in the  window the hopper was all splashed with  it,   an"���������     And   she  swooned   upon   the  doorstep.  There were nine days of wonder and  speculation and investigation. Rominy  was at a clambake, be managed to prove,  and knew nothing, and Mary Heath still  watched and waited in her hovel for  Gideon, who came not, but in his place  the wolf. f  The village fcenuty, she might have been  Mrs. Kominy. The dove might hare  shared the goshawk's nest and been mis-,  tress  of  the   mill,   but   she  married  the  in. speechless with fear.    That face was  raven upon her memory.  In an'agony,of fear siie barre.d the door  night  d   the  and stared from the window all  long, and when the dawn reddeni  east she set out for town.  * ' V. *       .      w a * ������  The mills of tho gods grin;] slowly, '  But tliey grind exceeding.small.  ���������With exactness tliey giiiid'all.  , Surveyor   Yarbourne   murmured   these  words   pensively   as   he   wrought   in   the  difpening twilight  to obtain,an ensemble  of. the old mill, whose gaunt arms spread  speetcrliko across the saffron sky.  "But who conies hereV"  Seated beside his, ".'bonny." riding slow:  !y up the lane, was MalrRominy, the ex-  mill   keeper,   for   since  the  tragic  occurrence  of- three  years, before,   still  "enveloped in mystery, bis mill stood there abandoned,   like   a   thing   accursed,   the' evil  grist bf that'dreadful night being the last  ir. ever turned out.    Something disturbed  Yarbourne's   vision.     Was   his   drawing  wrong, or had the arms of the 'mill moved?  High   over   the   crest   of   the   dim   hill  against the fast  fading sky between  the  rows of sorrowfully trailing billows* that  stood  lamenting over the  salt marsh  the  great   wings  of   the   accursed   mill   were  slowly  beginning  to  move,   and   from "its  unused , hinges  came  crcakiiigs   as'-of  a  thing in'pain.  Faster turned the skeleton arms, and  louder came the' dismal'creaking; which  rose to a shriek���������a chattering, broken,  awful sound, which suddenly ceased as  the arms stopped turning.        ' ' '  *���������  Yarbourne had risen -to his feet, and  was gazing fixedly, scarce believing his  eyes; when a something seemed , to-issue  ���������from the mill and sidle and gyi;ate adown  the hill-. On it came, past the salt tarn,  under the billows, anon melting in the  twilight.  "Pshaw!" said, .Yarbourne.' , "It's only  Vyler's red calf. Must have got* through  the gap.    Oh, my God. look!"     '  Not 20 yards from him. hovering limply  over the. road, was a-dark red figure, with  daunting    rags   and    for    a    moment    a.  _ glimpse   to   his   bursting   eyes   of   what  might have been a face.  As it wavered Yarbourne heard a gurgling cry behind him, and. turning, he beheld the miller on his knees, whiter than  stone, with both arms stretched out before him.  , "Let me alone!" he screamed. "I won't  go along. Oh, look! Where are his  arms?" And he fell frothing in the road.  Yarbourne bent over him and shook  him.    He sat up with a ghastly smile.  "It's nathin. Mr. Yarbourne���������a tech of  the jimjams. that's all. That Sag Harbor whisky always1 does it."  He mounted his horse and disappeared  in the dusk.  Yarbourne. much shaken, packed his  traps hastily and stalked slowly homeward, muttering:    *  The mills of the gods grind slowly,  But they grind exceeding small.  A dog howled plaintively as he passed  Mary Heath's cottage, and over the dark  ridge of its roof hung a gibbous moon.  Yarbourne went that evening to Mother Chisholm's to see the convalescent sailor.  He sat long, smoking and observing  him.  incidentally he mentioned that ha had  been' sketching the old mill.  The man immediately showed so much  agitation that the artist became apprehensive and passed him his pocket flask.  "There! Take a nip of that, and you'll'  feel better."  The sa'iio'r did so. und Yarbourne began  to talk about , rh������- .-rescue, and Hominy's  bravery. ,-'���������������������������  "Brave!" whispered the man. "And  so's the devil : brave. L reckon." . And,  showing signs of going to pieces again, he  took another pull at the flask at Yar-  oourne's suggestion and,, motioning to the  door, said:  "Shut it tight an fast an listen to  what I I ell you. It's been on rny mind to  make this here deposit for many a day,  but I've had no chance. An I'm a gone  coon   now,   being   struck   by   a   spar,   so  ma in tne bushes. b~or an hour he"was  diggin a hole down the hill, near the  swamp, under the forked willow. ' You  kin find it.  "1, dasn't move. Pretty soon be .went  into the mill an come out, draggin the  body. He drug it down an chucked it in  the hole, an while he was fillin it in I fell  over an cracked a dry branch. He come  boundin up the hill with a cocked pistol.,  but I got away without him seein me.  "I passed a wonmo standiu at a gate,  but I was, too sket-jed to'stop���������only mo-,  tionecl back. ' ��������� ,  "My ship had anchor up an was ready  to put' to sea as soon as I got aboard,  night though it was, as time had been  lost the day before. The captain was  that mad he wouldn't listen to what 1  had to,tell. ���������    ,* ' _-  "We had, good luck an were nearin  home again when the squall struck us  that drove us on to Skull reef."  * '"���������     * * * * * ,;,     Ii  That morning., as the mists were vanishing like ghosts before the approaching  dawn. Matt Rominy walked past his mill  for the last time, with irons upon his  wrists.���������Minneapolis Journal. , '  took  a   step  inside  ilip_,door aud  shaded  his eyes with his hand and looked at  n;e.  tad  could.  1   was  hand and looked  I knowed I ought in knocK him'down  blesi   if  1  cut  out.  but   I'm  that surprised.  "Who are you?" says  "Who are you?"  sn.vs  was an  innocent   remaik  ed  ii and a-trymg all  the  myself. ,  "i. wouldn't go  bank." says I.  "No.    I    won't.','   says . he,  right-about here all night."  "Good   night,,'  away very far from the  "I'll   stay  1,   and    I    shook  I. thinking t hat  as he eoinniene-  tinie  to collect  Mono.  Friend���������What is ho pi.?  Poet���������It's something that wakes" you  up at 4 o'clock in thi',morning wherr tin?  postman doesn't come around till 10.���������  Syracuse Herald.  "I'll) tlie president of the  he, kinder *.h*iia.; 'someiliin  with the loci: ;"  By George, the' i<h  '   "Ves.   .-ir."   .-ay--  "M r. Jennuit:s. lie ie  i:ig a*s the lo.-k  was  couldn't* get  in, and  it   fur him."  "1 told Jenning*. a  "that he ought to  When*,is he?" -  bank."  : the in  *-a.*-  ;i te  a canie t" me i .*u nv  ,   miu-iihi!'   ni\   ,i--.'p  li'gr.-tplicil :In*, in.*: ;i  oil!   ol' unlet- inn!   i;e  I "m como on  in ojii'i*.  says  hands with him, aud me and Jim���������which  wasn't his right name*, yotr understand ���������  took the \'2:l>0 express: and the.'best  part of thai job was we never heard,  nothing of it.  It   neyer' got   into   the   papers.���������Argonaut.  weel  get  ago. ���������  ie   lot  ������������������iiv*.  !\ei!  a writing letter".  Iiniis* , to gi*i 'aim:  lo _i;n*������wor." ������  <ii.n i   you .go   rig  and  her le  PS  li-l  ill   on'  I.  "ami  the  FROM   THE   MYSTERY   OF   THE   MIST.  The .Mystery of the mist  ii calling- mo  ., Across the marshes' silvery solidities.  By phantom inlets and ej'iiy bordering  To surging silence of a hidden sea.  wotxJs  Swathed in a twilight haze of amethyst,  'Beyond the salty sedges lies the .verge  Of immemorial oceans' endjess surge,  Entranced  by the still  Mystery oi  the mist.   * *  'If I mig-ht disenchani the spellbound space  To see beyond the veil that'may not move      ,  For mortals; if my soul and sense could  prove  Tlie beauty of her mist enfolded face.  Perchance her loving penalty would hn ''  To lay a darkness on my earthly sight  And lead'me forth tolands of other light  Far out beyond these marshes by the sea. ..  ��������� Katharine Coolid-re in Atlantic.  "He's,   been  getle   lip  to   1)1*-  he  wanted  I'm  "Well,   why  says he.   '  "I've got almost ���������hi'osigh  I  didn't   want   to  f:iu*.!i   up and  "pen  vault  till then* wa.- -o:in body  !n*rc."  "Thnl's   very   <-i edi.'able , in   ynu.''   say^  he.   "a   very  proper  .-eiitimeui.   my  t:'-;:>  Von can't." he goes on. coming  nfim-l   i.y  the  door,   "be  too   | i:l,"i ietlla I . a !iii'.:i   avo.ii  ing the very Mi-pi.-h.n of ev'il."  "No. sir," say*-- I. I;:inii'i  "Whai    do   you   -Uppose  Ii  I lie lot !< ?" mi *..- he.  Gvitinii  Its to Tibet.  Mount Cvi'i esi.. ihe highest mountain  in the world. prc*-<':>ls to the adventurous  explorer the same fascination as ihe  i.-oith pole. .\'o ojk* has ever reached the  suniunl of this pinnacle of the earth.*- hut  mountain climbers, constantly are trying,  to do so. To-reaeh the eastern side of Everest, the side from which tlie ascent is-  most ������ feasible,' the explorer has to pass  into Tiuctan, ie:-nn>ry. - 'This may be  done   with   perfect   safety,  as   the  Tibet--  any  to  ans have come to the  one   who   would   risk  conclusion lhat  his  ifc   lo "try  iiini  is  lest  III*  matte  Willi  ������������������i  dan  I 'rat her  l!"I   beilii  onuhr to  "Well/  righj   mi.  .b ii.'ilii:.'<  trlii  ol:  led  t ������������������'  tin  .' oi  be nilei  says !  in ��������� v.'' i'ln  comes.   <  says  e on ace  ly hiinw ye  i;> a li:rr  enough.   Thesi  alsoiM once a  e.  "you miylu  h.*:-e.  a n't   I  I. ���������*  i!Mi!  (J!'  ���������I  ej-e  .V.-ei!  yoiii - lan'erii.  ,   T!;e   I Itiilli;  M)i  nil  <$x^<S><$><3><S*j><$><������^  f  A' COOL SCOUNDRE  \u I  The  Peculiar -IWanner  liurglar Cracked  In Wh'icli  a  Bank.  c������x������x������xix������x  "l!o\\    11..  I ii;ii'f"Vv..|'  be    il   I l'\ 0,'J  l-ili.'W  "1  in sin-:  :h\  can:  ! iirnu'i,  b !\iii.\*.  ������������������(���������(���������n' \   ..  ,et  i ' Will  belli    V.  ling  ->f  ���������,!:,:  <.   me   like  : y *-���������       '  I !!"   pf*'  ai'.i   *���������  III!  I:  , II.v  r.  nuiu.-  ���������mu-l:  i liar  .-���������itii.u  inn -    a  ���������.in-*  able dr  i sh..r,:,  in wi.  I  can  v.w \  Pe     "an  grce. of fl  i:  scretion.  I     M'.i-'  i con  of the,  leu.  i'i ?  ���������1  !������'I!t  ��������� ��������� i  i ��������� i: ��������� ���������  :    ;nl  u>.'  , r������-  ess  !'���������)-  reach a place when* it must'of necessity  be exceedingly imcniufor'!able must be  -crazy.' As crazy men are regarded as  holy men,in Tiber, the' mountain climb-1  ("���������s are permitted to pass through Tibetan territory unmolested, i eeeiving,, oti '  the'eont i;ary. many marks of respect from  the natives.       ', '  The class of explorer whom the urigen--  lle   Tibetans   t'ur:;*-   out    of   lus   ,coun'r7  than any other-is me"  Sikkim   was annexed  had   been   through   Hie  specimens of the ani-  I;it- of the liille kmg-  ud   the   ,f,ibi;iaas,  now   are   con-  firmly Hi a i  any-man  who collects  'with more asnei ny  naturalist.    Before  a  man  of science  Country   collecting  m:il ami,, vegetable  do:n.   j  'villt-ed  is  safer  eally  trvi:  n  to gi  iib  ti  rv\  toi  y.  ���������   to  cross  a  ll to ;i  ibet  wr;  h  a  ird  in  ct: <���������  'itie'  s^  hand  'than  with  a  I  make the most on what I says.  "I come from down the island, an about  three years ago I was on my way to Sag  Harbor to ship aboard the -Goliath, a  whaler, goin for a <i hree years' cruise. It  ���������was night when I passed in the lane by  the mill an, bein tired out, perched on  a fence to rest a bit.  "I was lookin up at the big mill, when  all on a sudden the arms began to go  roun' with a terrible creakin, an it seemed  to me they was the sound of voices mixed with it. I didn't see uo light in the  winders, an I walked over thar woaderin  why they was workin without any light.  '* 'Twits what you call a, white night.  Yon could see ns plain as day. an as I  got nearer there was sech a screechin an  chattcrin as made my blood run cold,  'fhout knowin exactly why. 1 looked in  at the winder���������give me some more of  thai. The mill stopped an the noise, too.  an, O Lord, that devil of a boat's captain  was pullin away from the grindstones the  armless body of a man!  " 'There!' says he. 'Curse you. you'll  steal no more corn, nor sweethearts outlier!'   He come crecpin out the door, an I  d\Iy profession isn't a popular one.  There, is considerable prejudice against  it. I don't myself think it's much worse  than a. good many others. ' However,  that's nothing to do with my story. Some  years ago me and thec gentleman who  was at that time connected with me in  business���������he's met with reverses since  then and at, present isn't able to go out-  was looking' around for a job' being at'.  that time rather hard up,* as' yon might  say. We struck a small country town���������1  ain't going togiveitaway by telling where  it "was or what' the name of it was. There  was one bank there. The president was  a rich old duffer: owned the mills, owned  the bank, owned most of the town. There  .wasn't ho other officer but the, cashier,  and they had a boy. who used to sweep  out and run of errands.       ,  The bank was ou the main street, pretty well up one end of it���������nice, snug place  on the corner of a cross street, with nothing very near it. We took our observations and found there .wasn't no trouble  at all about it. There was an old watchman that walked up and down the street  nights, when he didn't fall asleep and  forget it. Tbe vault had two doors. The  outside one war? chilled iron and had a  three wheel combination lock. The inner  door-wasn't no dour at ail: you could kick-  it open. It didn't pretend to be nothing  but fireproof, and ir wasn't, even that.  The first thing we done, of course, was  to fit a  key to the outside door.  This was our plan. After the key was  fitted J was to go into the bank, and  Jim���������that wasn't his name, of course,'  but let it pass���������was to keep watch on  the outside. When any one passed, he  ;yas to tip me a whistle. . and then 1  doused the glim and lay .low. After  they go by I goes on again. Simple  and easy, you see. Well, the night as we  selected tbe president happened to be  ��������� out of town; gone down to the city, as be  often did. I got inside all right with a  slide lantern, a breast drill, a small steel  jimmy, a bunch of skeleton keys and a  green baize hair to stow the swag. I  lixed my light am) i igged my brea-l drill  and got to work on the door, right over  t'a? look.  Probably, a  great  many  of your read  ers   is   hot   so   well   posted   as   me  about  bank   locks,   and    I    may   say    Cor   them  that  a three wheel combination  lock  has  three   wheels   in   il   and   a - sloi    in   each  wheel.     In  order to unlock  the door you  have  to  get   the  three  slots  opposite   t<.  each  other  ar  the  top  or  the  lock.     Of  course if you  know the number the lock  is   set   on   you   can   do   this,   but   if  you  don't   you   have   to   depend   on   your   ingenuity.      There   is   in   each    of    these  wheels a  small  hole,  through-which  you  put  a wire through the back of the lock  when you change the combination:- Now.  if   you   can    bore   a    hole   through    the  door    aud    pick    up    those    wheels    by  running   a    wire   through    those     holes,  why.   you   can   open   the   door.      1   hope  I   make    myself    clear.     I   was   boring  that   hole.     The  door   was  chill..0   i'-on,  about the neatest stuff 1 ever wo.  I   went on   steady   enough:  only   stop;- -  when Jim���������which,  as  I  said,  wasn't  his  real   name���������whistled    outside,   and    the  watchman toddled by.    By and by. when  I'u got pretty near through. I  heard Jim  ���������so to speak���������whistle again.    I  stopped,  and pretty soon 1 heard footsteps outside,  and  I'm blowed if they didn't come right  up   the  bank   steps,  and   I   heard   a   key  in   the   lock.     I   was   so   dumfoundered  when  I heard  that   that  you could have  slipped the bracelets right on tne.    I picked  up rny  lantern,  and   I'll   be hanged   if  1 didn't let the slide slip down and throw  the light right on to the door, and  there  was   the   president.      Instead   of   calling  for   help,   as   I   supposed   he   would,   he  ant l.;ive Thought  ���������I 1 w.is placing you. Ilow-  l.-n.v louviuee you that it's  nii right. J>,/ you i:;;i������v what the p"csi-  ih iu"s name, is?" '  ".No, I don't." says I. sorter surly.  "Weil, you'll lino it on chat bill." said  he, taking a bill out ol.. his pocket. "And  you see the same mime on these leueis.."  and he look some letters from his coat..  i suppose I ought to have gone right o:i  then, but'I was" beginning lo feel interested iu making him prove who be \*. us,  so i  bays:  "Vou might have got- them, letters to  put up a job on me." *'  "You're, a . very honest man," says he,  "one among a thiin.-and. DonVthiiik fin  at all offended at your persistence. ."**>'..������,  my good fellow. 1 like it. I like it." and be  laid -his hand on my shoulder. .''Now.  here." says he. taking a bundle out'bf his  pocket, "is ii package.of SlU.lJtlU in'bjn.!^.  A burglar wtiuldn'r be apt to carry (h"se__  nmund with him, would he"? 1 bought,  them in the city yosrciday. and I slopped  here tonight on my way home to place  in  the   vault, ,aiid   I   may  add   ib.it  'so  them   in  the   vault, ,aiid   I  your   simple   and   manly   honesty   h  touched me-that I   would   willingly  leave  them in your hands for safe keeping.    You  needn't blush at n:y praise."  1 suppose I did turn sorter red. when I  see them bonds.  "Are you satislied now?" says he.  I told him I was. thoroughly, and S'i I  was. So. I picked up my drill again ami  gave him the lantern to hold, so that 1  could see the door. I heard Jim. as I call  him. outside once or twice, and 1 like :o  have burst out laughing, thinking, how  he must be wondering what was going <-n  explain-  moili.*-  it   is-  drawn s'  butterfly  Silwrin Has D>'*E)!ir<Tii������>tj{ Stores.''  Blagoveslcheiisk. in Siberia, is a city'  of about -I'U'OO inh.ibii.-ihts. It has many  line building's, including four- or live  Greek churches, one of which is a cat he- ���������  drai. and one is in process of construction. Besides a large department store  of a German lirm. i here, is a Hnssian department store whieji would hold its own  in Broadway,or Sixth avenue in point  of size and equipment. The building is-  of white stone am) stands on one side of  ,the large market square, where daily the  country 'pobple congregate with their  fresh supplies of milk, eggs and butter.  The prices may be a little heavier and  the "variety of' stock not sy large as in  the haunts of our, American shoppers,1  but one cannot help feeling surprised at  wbiircaii be bough!-.in this faraway part,:  of the world, 'including a large selection  of toys, cameras and photograph..sup"  plies.���������.New York Tribune. .  . Only, One* "Wlio Know It All. /  "How does he happen to know so much  about China?    He never was there.".   .  "Of course vot," bu* he's *\ professional  politician." _ J   _.  A  GAME OF CHESS  WITH   LASKEFL   ���������  and  kept  u> do.   lie  inside. I worked away  ing to him what i was a-tryin  was very much interested in mechanics,  he said, and be knowed as,I was a man  as was nil in my business by the way 1  went to work. Hi' m-ked me about what  wages 1 got and how I liked my bu.-iiie.-s  anil said he took tpiite a fancy t<> me. 1  turned round once iu awhile and looked  at him a-set ting up there as solemn as a  bilcd owl. with my dark lantern in liis  hand, and I'm blamed if I didn't,think I  should have to holler right out.  1 got through,the lock pretty soon and  put in my wire and opened it. Then he  took hold of the door and opened,.iho  vault.  "I'll  put  my  go home.   You  ,M r. Jennings  will try to fix t h  1 told him I  .with  it   now.  as  \vi  morning.    "Well,' I'  rny'. num.'."'says'.lie., as  1  to again.'  Just then I beard Jim  tie, and I guessed the  a-rcnming up the street.  "Ah." sa\'s I. "vou  mi  bond  s  in  1  ������  says  he.  and  can  ock  up  am  w:  lt  till  lines.  1 <  oil  t su  )po.-  e  ym  ie Im  ���������k  t!  nig  lit."  *  audi  11  I    I  111   !  Ill VI  I li  T  :���������>:���������(*  could, get    III    before  bid you- good night,  swung Hie ci.iiir.  by n,  watel  .'Mi-  line,  w.his--  i in an   was  I  speak to the  watchman, if you see him, aiid lei! him  fo keep an extra lookout tonight."  "I will." says lie. anil we both -.vent to  the front door.  "There, comes the 'watchman up the  street," says he. "Watchman, this man  has been fixing the bank lock, and I want  you to keep a sharp lookout tonight. Ho  will stay here until Mr. Jennings returns."  I saw Jim. so called, iu the shadow on  the oilier side ol* Ihe street, as 1 stood mi  the step with the watchman.  ''Well." says I to the watchman. "I'll  go and pick up my tools and get ready lo  i went back into the bank, and it didn't  ii. ..e long to throw the door open and  stuff, them bonds into the bag. There was  some boxes lying around and a safe as 1  should rather have liked to have tackled,  but it seemed like tempting Providence  af-wi' the luck we'd had. I looked at my  watch and see it was just a quarter past  12. There was an express went through  at half past 12. I lucked my tools in .the  bag on llie top of the bonds and walked  out to the front door. The watchman was  on  the stops. '"  "I  don't  believe  I'll  wait  nirigs." says I.     "I suppose  right if I give you his key."  "Thar's* all right," says the  for  Mr.  Jen-  it  will be all  watchman.  First   Mcetinj*;   of   a.   New   York   Man  WitJi   lite  Kxjvci-t   in  London,     n,  "I was in' London several years ago  transacting some business for the United  States government," said a New York  business man. "I had to have a good deal  of typewriting done arid used to take it to  a young woman who had an oflice in the  Strand. Near by there was then, and  probably is now,'a chess club. It was a  'bnhemian sort of resort and was much  frequented by foreign players of the  game. I had often heard of thc-place and  that strangers were welcome, so one day  while waiting for some typewriting to be  finished I went up stairs to the place.  '"Shortly after I had entered and was  glancing around to familiarize myself  with the surroundings a dark young man  came up and bowing pleasantly accosted,  me in broken English. He said that he  saw I was a stranger, but that all such  were more than welcome there and offered lo escort me around the place. lie  asked me if I played chess, and 1 replied  that I was a member of tho New York  Chess club, though by no means- an expert at the game.  "He then asked me if I would like to  play and offered himself as'an opponent,  saying that as I deemed myself a novice  he would ��������� handicap himself by playing  without the queen. 1 replied that I  would gladly play, but would not accept  any odds at first, but that after we had  played a few games together he couid  judge of my abiiii.v and we could easily ���������  arrange what h.-iaiicap I should have.  '."ill1 sat down a: one. of the tables and  put the men in posiiion on one of the big  boards.- These .hoards and chessmen, by  the way. have been in use for more than  a. hundred years, and so tne of the pieces  are so worn that in some cases, despite  their size, it is tli.'Iicult to distinguish u  castle from a bishop. I had the white  men and started out with one of the regu- .'���������  latum openings.  "After a few moves had been made by  each of us 1 noticed something pcvuliar  about his play, lie certainly had managed so | hat he was now-on the-offensive,  but in one or two instances where he  might have moved so as to take a piece1  he deliberately, so it seemed to me. avoided doing so. Yet. notwithstanding his  strange way of playing, I could make no'  headway at all and could not manage to  take any of his pieces.  "I castled my king and directed my  play entirely on the defensive, endeavoring at the same time to fathom his methods, which by this time seemed almost  uncanny. Suddenly he mado a move in  a direction I least expected and said,  "Mate in two moves.'  "I carefully scanned the board, arid it  was as he said, and then I fathomed the  reason of his peculiar moves. Fie bad  checkmated mo v.-it bout the loss of a,  piece by either of ns. I had all mine because ho had  not   wished   to take any of  not given me a show to  them, but he had  take any of bis.  "I thanked him for his courtesy and  asked him if he would exchange cards  with me. He immediately took one out  of a case, and on looking at it I saw the  name,     Emanuel    Lasker." |  P  ryy-'y^Bf ���������-������������������jfi  ���������Kft"111 ���������wwygswnrjWTMTWT* ������ ^������������������-������������������������������������>iy.������������������jpfaft,  1CJBLE ��������� CUMBEIiLAiND iS'-bl W b  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY".  ^b&c^pt&m, '_$������ a y ar, in advance  -J������H"   '..������ ."..J.  4    \m 35. Hnoetson, EMtor.  iAEAOSS  ������2T Advertisers wlio want tlieir ao  .hanged, .should get ��������� copy In by  3L2 a.m. day before issue.  SubsGoiwr*     failing      to   receive     Tnr.  News regularly will confer a favcr by  noti-  visa    4'riii   cilice.  .job Wor>s Strictly C. O.  D.  , Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  .  WEDNESDAY, VmA-RCH.6, 1900  DISMisJfifAI.  OF PTTSU.0   SES-  ViuX'TS.  "' ��������� The n-ioraber for  Nanaimo North  "is out-with a whine about   the dis-  >*   .missal of -Govurnmsnt  officers, and  ,   remarks   that"   .th������ ��������� Cumberland  News expressed sorrow at the   dismissal of Mr.  McCa'lium.    Yes, we  ���������were sorry for* Archie,   though   wc  ' Ao noi know   the   reasons   for hip  '���������    dismissal.'   Wo arc *lsu   vorry  f< r  ������ho puhlic servant who becomes the  '��������� -viciiai of psrsona.1   malice," who  is  ��������� dismissed at tho word   ot  any'^pc-  .litical pIiari*e-''who overtly,thrown  -mud, and;is-6r.fir:aid',t10 9;.a^d   face to  '-lace with the'inan   he   is injuring.  who .ie chucked   out, perhaps afu-i'  -years -dt   conscientious   service, at  .the first' opportunity, at   tho   first  -evil hiss   of any. creeping  E-erpcnt  (vrho.th,inks that servant is  having  ���������f'too-soft a*   snap,"   without   trial,  .  -.without being given, the first chance  ���������to defend himself.    British Colucu-  ' rbia was for   long,   free   frum   this  .species,of political, slime   but later  ' -years ha.ve wrought0a change which  .j^aayend no,one knows-tvhere. And  .$rh.6.initiated this state,   of affairs?  ���������.Who began to-wield the   axe   with  merciless   severity?     Was' it  the  present   Administration?    Was  it  the old Turner par'y?    No! It was  #he difHorled   political' night-marc,  ������hi travestie oh   British   jus; ice, of  Martinlsm.    There are   men,   and  jwomen and children dependent on  those men, who  will   never  forget  .the injusiioes wrought by  the later  ..day, ��������� Joseph    and   his   associates.  **Dhe.ir day will come   perhaps, aud  when it doe?, the revenge will be. as  merciless to allthe crew   as it   will  ;be sweet  to  the avengers.     Billy  ynay expostulate, may tear his hair  and stamp his feet and roar, but ho  .can. never right the  wrong that has  'been done.    Pie has begun his mis-  ���������sionary work too  late,   he   should  ���������have started on Martin.    He it'wab  ���������fljrho sowed   the   wind.      Let   him  jreap tho whirlwind.  -4������-  The appalling loss of life in  .Diambndvi.He,, Wyo., as given in  J ate advices, nearly equals, in num-  .bters that of our own disaster and  .goes to show that coal mining is a  -.dangerous calling. In the case of  jfche Diamohdville disaster, the only.  man who t'scauodout of 55 in the  .mine, tells that he. cannot account  for the origin or the source of the  fire- There does not seem to have  been any explosion as in our case  ,but, nevertheless, the fire made such  .headway .-.tha escape was cut off  jfrom the imprisoned unfortunates.  Anderson nearly perishing before  being rescued.  Nanaimo City Council cannot  donate money t.-wards tho relief  fund, as an injunction is threatened  U they attempt to do so. Evidently o.t.bor cities .coimcjls ,ar,e  in a f.ay  ui.iru e.uviub e po'suiwii, Jor   vse per  ceive that several civic ,bod.ics ha.ve "  voted substimtiaJL sums.  We respectful^., suggest that our  M.P.P.,   Mr.    M'-unce, introduce  a  .prnme lnw. amendment  at   thiv session )o prohibit the sale of all game ���������  birds.'  The prohibition of   the sale '  of ruffed gr-ju.-e was awiie step and -  has'resulted in ihe   perceptible .iii  crease of these   grand   game bir������ s ���������  ' The blue grouse, once so numerous  on Denman   and    Hornby Islands,  . are now neorty exterminated on  those island^ due to the persistent  si looting/ for sale, in season and  oat, by a few   loalers   who are too  _ o _  l.-izy to do fair work. The amendment will mee*. with the' approval  of every fair minded man  and  will  certainly be a popular one ' in   this  ' ������  district. ��������� Su������h few as would oppose  it' are those who make fa prac-.  lice of sh-ooting game for sale, and  a'-a not .worth considering, worthies ^t-'tJg-j lower tn.in' the Indian,  svliose anoiciu rights Ui-ey.aro usurping.     "���������'''''.  O ' %  '��������� The Cumberland, Gamo/ Association havo sent to Wichita, Kansas,  for six dozen Virginia quail, which  'they expect to arrive in a short  time, and which, should they do  well, prove a great acquisition' to  our g eii-ie birds. It is lobe lioj-swd  that Mrs. Carrio Nation will not  take it into her head to .'smash the  crates.' *   o���������uuur .,"  FESLSONAZi.  . Jas. Anuerti.-n .-rrived home  Wea :i<������dny. and was in .Cumberland on Friday. !' F;o&) a. distunt  glimpse we had 'if hiVn, we judge  'he ia .browned-up a bit,- Wc 'hope  to have a chat with Jim be/, ire U.ng.  Last Friday saw the exodus of  several, of our townspeople.  ''Cuddy" Johnston started for his  home in Nova Scotia. F. Purdy,  of Stevenson & Co., for Nanaimo;  Mr. Rickson .being ,\io\v in A-lmrge  here. Watson Mounce and K-  Sharps left for Dawson, and while  we wish them both luck, wo arc  especially tolicitous cf the welfare  of our old friend Watson, Ma)- he  return with his p-n-ket-j bulging,  Andiew Mclntyre and Jus. Walker  went* to-Nanaimo. J. P. McNeill'  is off to Nova Scotia.  We are pleased to hear that Mr.  F. Nunns is quite well of the severe  scald he suffer; d from  Genuine extract of vanilla is soft  and mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of vanilla  on the market.'   .'���������'"'���������",.  It is reported that a bystander  picked a 50 cent piece from' the  sluice at No. ,������ after a water box  had been emptied. It is said to  have been much blackened and  coppery in appearance and badly  indented. If it came from the -  shaft, it must have been floated up  with fragments of clothing from the  bottom. ���������  WANTED���������Capable, reliable   per  son in every .county   to   represent  large   company  of  solid   financial'  reputation; $986  salary   per  year,  payable weekly;  $3 per   day   absolutely    sure     and     all    expenses;  j straight, bona-fide, definite   salary,  j no cumnrssion;   salary   paid   each  I Satu:day and .expense  money   ad-  ! vacctd   qaeh     week.       Standard  House, 334 Dearborn, St., Chic.ajm.  ,.  Full-twin,,   nic   the    Cus'iAim   returns'for the month of Febv:  G -ods Imported���������  Lui-able : &112G.00  Free '. . ., '...'.   ir,4o.O'.  Duty colltctcd ..      34! /2H  Sick mariners'dues. . . .'. ...      40.38  We are in receipt of a very hai.d-  some hanger from the... Diev.iy  Brewing Co., of Winnipeg. It i- a  reproduction of a painting by Mr.  Otto Wix, and represents two famous pointers, Alberta Joe and Bang  III, at point on prairie chicken,  while the two pporti-'men. advance.  The pot-e-of the dogs is superb/and  fehe,picture altogether well executed  '1        ' - '      <  W<r;':congratulate   .'Sx-^ssr:-3.  3iV ewry  on tKoir arti tic tas.e and judge  that their beer is excellent if it approaches', perfection as near as does  th'.'ir 'hanger.,  The following isltakon from the  Free Press'.report of the Ciiy Council's proceedings re the Union, di,<>-  ast'^r:, ��������� r  Mayor Manso.n paid he   liad   re-  - ceived a telegram from Ma}-or Car- '  tht-w, t>f   .Cumberland,    making an  appeal for tbe widow,? and orphans-  Q  by the ch'f������ss."u&r.  Aid. -Cocking mov-d tha-t $250 bo  donated towards the relief fund.  Mayor Manson said whiie the  Council conld assist, personally in  the matter, they bad no power ,*;������������������  use-thc civic funds for that purpose-  Aid. McCutcheon knew of a rate-.  payer who would take out an injunction immediately if money waB  spent for that purpose. 3 It was the  duty 01 every citizen to .assiist and  no doubt they all would.    ' -  Aid. Johnson said ��������� tbe .Miner';  Union would get,up a subscripfcioi  and vviih the other subscription*-  and entertainments, he was satis  fiod Nanaimo would make a__J2and  some donation.  MUNICIPALITY OF THE  Uiii ui!  uuitJJJ&ll'LiiliU  Court of Revision and Appsal  will be hekl at the City Hall on  FRIDAY, the 29th day of March.,  1901, at^7:30 p.m.  LAWRENCE W.  NUNNS,  Assessor.*  Cumberland,'B.C.-, March 4, 1901  h<vw>aivt������.u,l^JMriTTi-m<i rtirji  NOW IS THE TIME, TO   HELP  irx  BY SUBSCRIBING TO THE -  i  fi  &*&.&���������&  EVERY ONE ATTEND THE  ���������IN���������  CUMBERLAND    HALL,  Sunday,   March    9th,  2T/D& -SAL'S--���������Fotir_p.ure:bred Minorca rooster?* .$1 each. Apply , to  ;Gjeo. Heatheebell, Hornby Isd.  FINE  Jc  TiHtlUg  leiz  1  A  iO,  I      i    eiaaa osal ������M4-  ������������������^^^  Priee Qn\\? $10:OOr  Made in all the standard calibers both Him and Center Fire.  Weight about 7 pounds. Standard barrel for rim firo cartridge's,  24 inches.' For center-fire' cartridges, 26 inches.  If these rifles are not carried in stock  by your dealer, send price and we will  send it to, you 'express prepaid.  Send stamp for catalog describing complete line and containing valuable information to shooters.        ,  The J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co".  P. 0. Box .J2070. CHIC0PEE FALLS, F3ASS.  -   DONE AT���������  Tlie lews Office.  '���������it, ���������WMMtr.T'.rjUMikMrtnfn-a  Gclumbia fliMng ��������� . '  '' ��������� ��������� -Mills Company.,  EN DERBY,', B, O.  nilni'n.'t.pTAir ���������  iiUi''iLril.iiiliAiii,  iiiihkm  Dlxll  WillAf LETS, .do.  BTMu  u ft  lift  3   SI* ������ Jl  MJ P 'S  ii ggsgiflim  ���������I  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria, B.G  uKJPM3^ftj������JH*nfti&H������:TJTa /fc:,r=?j������.iirx'^aMia*STggaasapao3ag  tutxTu, ariauMuuiflttTCOT^ajjsw^^iyjwtw^u^iaKCtfanngiPiWB  r  :  at:1MIiB'PRFGE'':'  , weiteto   rm v/HITE, HOU.BE,    ���������  67 GOVERNMENT'ST.     ������._-_..'. .-       ��������� VICTORIA, B. 0.  ,.  .-m/i-������!t������.������anw  HENRY  YOUNG    &,CO.   a**' closing   ouf-the  Department, and are selling their   Jackets and ���������'  |- ,.  * '   '     Costumes' regardless' of cost. ��������� ' __'��������� |  ...^~^,    I'.  $8, $10 and'$12 Jackets areg-oi?^ for $������-������*0  :  ti    ���������  ���������  s '  ,<s*  in  Lr?  ,sr"N������  m  PS  %  ; mm mM Wj m  CrLiets,     Tea   Sets,       .  Cake    Baskets,  .*  Butter'Dishes,   '&c.,   &c.  Nothing better in the world for Wedding Presents.  J    /^i        H  -JUST   AKBIYED-  Latest and Newest StyJes  LADIES' BLOUSES, TALKING SKIRTS, WRAPPERS,  FLANNELETTES, PRINTS, ART MUSLINS. LACE AND  CHENILLE CURTAINS, WHITS AKD COLORED TABLE  ������������������ v covers, .        .'./ v :".v' .'.-���������"������������������   ':��������������������������� c ���������'"���������"���������������������������-���������  $2,000 -WORTH OF BQDTS AN:D SHOES :  -LADIFS'and MISSES' BLACK AND TAN SHOES   (Cloth-  Top), MISSES'and CAILDREN'S. DITTO,  Try Our 36 ct. Ceylon    Tea.  Groceries at Wholesale Prices  5 per cont, Cash Discount.  BEFORE    BUYING    YOUR  C^UHTS -A.2STID" j^DLVElbyilJlsl ITIOlSl  GET   OUR    PRIOE������.  As wc carry the largest stock in B. O, and your cheapest   freight   ie  from Victoria.    Repairs by first class workmen.,  11.5 GOVERNMENT ST,  VICTORIA, B.0  &Y

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