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 SEVENTH YEAR  CUMBERLAND,  B. C."TUESDAY, MARCH   6th,(;9oo  r.UMUMI^tfffr.ll.'Jft'lliAiMWBffHW  s. i - , ��������� i ' ' i '  . ; We wish to dispose ot the following lines"  to make room for New Goods. To move.thenr  quickly  we .have  reduced  them to QUICK  MOVING PRICES.  '$���������$     Imported.French Correts.  USUAL PRICE  SAUEPRICF.  *- * , T  40 Pairs 75 ctsC $1.00' $1.25  '; 50 cts.  28   ���������"        .     .! *; "\ .2 5 -; 1 *. 50 ' * *^ 7 5"' "'_  -3 ," ' \ -i'so'i-Vs'      $1.00 ,  USUALPRICE  IO Pair  u  $1.75.  , 2.00,  2.2?  l2 50  SALE PRICK.  $1.20  " '-35  .1-45-  -'  1.80  All.sizes in bo,th short'and long waist.  New shoes.and cloj.hing to hand other new gooJs arriving.  NL  .<?  l.'fc  Nici8lies:';:&:Reiiouf^ta,  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B; C.  HARDWARE,'MILL AND MIXING MACHINERY,  AND" FARMING AND DAIRYING IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL KINDS.       . . *  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery-  Write for prices and particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563.  ���������ii-,  !  ii'  1  If you want. ���������  CARPETS,      LINOLIUMS,       CURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of a1!   Kinds, in  the  Latest   Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading Manufactur-  ers throughout the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON REQUEST.  Our new Six. Story Show Rooms are conceded to he the  most elaborate, complete Home Furnishing Establishment  in all Canada.    Come and see us when in Victoria.  Samples  f ree on  "Request  VICTORIA, B. C.  Write to  Complete Furnishers,  LETTERS.  j  t *     f  ��������� [Continued from last week ]  At last  all   chands'w.ere   aboard  with their   baggage and   what p*o-  visiohs we   would need   to take us  through.    There   were   ^twenty-two  persons a") 1������ told .'and on  the 28th  day at 1.15   p. m. 'we' pushed  our  boat off from sho'e.    The  float ice  was running   heavily   and the anchor ice was 'continually   lising^to  th"   surface.    Anchor   ice is   that  which forms on the bed of t'.-e river  the   swifuie s of the   current often -  causing it   to   leave its -hold ,ai:d  rise to the surface   bringing v>ith it  rocks andi-3.11 kinds  of debris from  below.    The river seems to,be alive  with these' blocks of -ice/ as they  generally,  rise 611 ...their "edges and  thrust /themselves ' perhaps' half  way out of the' water and then fall  over flat   on ��������� their .sides.    All the  rivers   are' the , same   here and it  looks odd..tbpne'who.sees it for the  fir������t time/ '; We'were   making good  ���������time"going down, ah'd-th'us* far with  one mishap.-   On -making   aland;  ing one of the,men stepped on the  edjie of tlie  shore'ice \which broke  and let him through.;. He' was les-  cued by   the others  and   taken a-  shore none the worse'tor his duck-  We travellcli ^a/hday os'long as  we could see, camping  where there'  was plenty of  firewood./ This was  necessary 'as   there,0'was but   two1  small tents for, the p.ir,ty,'those who'  had   a fur   robe sleuth outside.    I  * **���������_  haprened   to" begone *< of   theluckv  v x      * -,������-., \ if, v  ones with*.a.robe,T "having bbiighVitJ  in ^Vancouver f������as Iliad: stunoidca  , '    "   '   '���������i    \ " ���������        ~~������ -'���������j _  what the ^ trip    would-be', likfe. ^Av'  good fire w������s kept,,going all night:  We anived at Sehvgn River 0 1 the  e/ening   of the   30th   and'eamped  there for the nijiht.    Here wsie the  passengers of the ill-fated  ?��������� team ens  j "Joseph SlrattMi" and -'Willie Irving," wiccked  Uvo days previous.  The river is  very narrow here and  the.ice had been   coming   down in  such large   quantities   that it had  jammed up and   stopped the channel.    The captains of  the steamers  saw this and beaded   for the shore,  but it was   too    Lite.    The   ice behind crowded   them  into  the jam  and in   a few   minutes*   they werp 1  crushed to pieces.    The "Stratton"  was an   iron steamer,   one of   the  best   on'the   river,   but   she   was  crushed to pieces   in the ice*like an  egg-shell.    How the  passengeis escaped was a   miracie   but as far as  were known no lives were lost.  Since then the river   had opened  a channel for itself and we were ab-  boards and rudely constructed, and  it seemed marvt-lous thai tloevevtr'  reached their   destination   in their  crazy craft.    Mr.   Richardson   de-(  "pjcts the_ cuiidition of' this   party.;  when landed atStewa'-t as'one that  would have   ������>een, extremely   ludicrous; had it   not really,  been pa-.  thotic,   There   wa* "lie   woman of  the party.    All   they   possessed in  the   line of    'table ,v\are"  >was. one  cup   and plate   and' two   or three  knives, forks   and   spoons.    When  t tho time for for "regalii*g the inner  man",   these   . eoplo-would .range  ibcm?elves aion__ft.be sides 'of tlieir\  scow, and the plate and cup. would-  be passed fiotn hand lo, harnd until  ail were-sated vx'ith the g. od. things  provided for their repast."      - *  Therrest-of the trip was accompanied. b3_. lots of hard word as we  nad to haul ^our/baggage 'over the  ice and unbroken trail .an ''hand  sleighs. The first 'day out Ihe]  sleigh with my baggage and Fome )  others broke  through ' the ice hear  the bank.    We recovered it,.but ev-  1 *  eryihmg w*s- soaking wet ^aridin  less than two . hours it was a solid  block of ice and- remained so until  we reached'Dawson.     -   , "*"  On our way down  we must have  passed at/leastone  hundred wreck-  scows,,' some- broken   into the ice,  others   stranded high and   dry on  sand bar,?,   only to meet _ the same  -fate in1" spring...    Cargoes   of every  description were   lying around audi  it is estimated - t������MfJ '^250,000* wilf  not���������more'than   cover .the   losslof  goo~ds on -the Yukon this'season.' ^  .  J arrived at Dawson- on Novem-  her 7th at^L although   'it -was not.,  sue!) -a'-"hard. trip:n<*x'did^it-takers(P  1-ngab the o'ne*previous,'it was^far  more   haz irdous and   greater risks  had to be taken     Business in D,aw-  son is very dall   and to he very little hope of improvement.    A great  many of the   business   bouses  are  closed up many more will do so he-  fore Spring.    The  labor  maiket is  overdone, wages  are lower than ever before and   hundreds of men are  unable to get   employment   at any  price '   Some of the best mines will  be worked out   this season and unless ���������some'new diggms are struck or  hj'draulie  mining is  found to be a  success, ,the camp in a   few   years  ce a thing of the past.  Yours truly,  K. Sharp.    ���������  local items:  t?  *���������'  . The Rev. 'Mr.:Hicks has been,in-  ".vited to -remain.fas pastor .of the,  .Methodist Chtirch 'for thef'ensiii'ii*'  year. " * -'  Germea makes a ^delicious   brealLfj.st  in five  minutes. ..For. sale 'by'Gus  Hauck. ' ,  r <* *i    1    ��������� ~~ ' j  Tlie wife of, our' young   and esteemed    townsman,',, '.Mr,' Frauk'f  Jaynes, presented him" with la babyr'"  girl 24th Feb.       Grandpa and all'  areSnbilant,      "���������'���������',,'       _   /   ���������  *   Mrs. Peter  Merier",-. who   died at  ���������Niagara Falls-on; /Feb.' 5th, was/a't'  the'time of her death, ff.visiting her-  mother,    Mr, 'Meuer's little .son'.is  now with the grand-parents .there/ *  ��������� There is ari opportunity for one-,,  of our good; .reHable.' pushing citi-1  zens -to cecure _th4 jagehcyof the Im- '  perial Life Assurance "Co'mpariy^by -*  applying to thji; Pfrpymciil. ;iMana-; ';  ger, Mr. J, -AV.W. Stewart, at)Van/,'  '.cbuver.      .,  , -'--. ";.*-- '..;j':" ' '*���������*-;?'. ;\ '.;*  ..  The late R. ^enJqn,:/one'of'the  victims of thersad 'drowning   disas*    '** / '"  ter at Nanaimo, was<; a? brother-in-  law of Mr. Tti'os.VBennett,, Who" ia '  employed in thenar shops tat No.'6  shaft. '     ] \. --' ��������� ."    .   ' >  After the "departu re   of^the',, boat'  *for Vicfcotia"it was discovered that a  prominent contractor'.of Van Anda  had, been  shanghaied ^to    Comox,  He isjaying for Harry Au������tinwith  go.re in his'eye.,- , ,.     :     :<*/'.:  , *-i.  ,   ^,.' ,1^ ~r r,-*,     ...      j-   - T   ^,1 *y .-  ' A   fi re   started' - Thursday';' in a'  house occupied^by>Wihv 'Reid; hear  the saw   mil if ;who. .had gone <tip : y' 1/ lv  ,town." *'Mr.- J.   Nelson' o 'sawr the -V " '' *A  ' " tJ~:^<i-m  -' *���������;  ������-!���������������������������  '��������� -til  *i->  " * i'  J' 11  l#l  were bundled  id/'thinga--  tingiiished."  worse.  out and   the fire tx-  The house ris little tha  S^ATCOSTv  -OTDJ3    SIZES-,  .'# Now is your chance to get.some go^d  Shoes   for  little money.        Sale   c������m--  mences' Pay-day,   February 24th, iqqo.  J^, Highest prem.i.urns. paid for Eggs .an,d Butter.  le to pass   through   but   1l e wa er,  was running  a raging   torrent owing to the narrow   opening f>nd t*ie  tremendous force behind.    Tbe ice  was piled up. fifteen feet   on either  side and it was like   going through  a canyon..'  We arrived   at   an island   a few  miles above Stewart River on Nov,  1st.    We   had been   expecting  for  some time   that our  vovage migh.<.  be ended at any minute so we kept  a g >od lookout ahead and also kept  close to the shore ice.    Ab -.ut three  p. m. we noticed the ice was get-im:  too thick to be  pleasant and looking down the river as  far as possible we  could see it piling up. . We  landed at  once, taking   everything  ashore, with   us.    In Jess  than two  hours after   the ice had   closed up  between.tbe banks and it was solid  for the winter.    The "Yukon Sun"  give**   a good   dercription   of   our  craft, as witnessed   by a   Mr. Richardson, which is as follows:  "While at Sti-wart ihe passengers  and crew of the Reindeer arrived on  a precarious scow brnlt by them at  at Five   Fingers.    It  wa^   of h)i;h  Remnant Sale ofFlannellettes, Prints  and. >.Dress Lengths Ton't miss  this opportunity. ���������Gus Hauck.  CITY COUNCIL.  Council met Feb. 26. Present,  Ald<*rmen Cessford, Walker, Cil-  nan, Willard and Nicoll. Mayor  Carthew heingabsent, Aid. Calnan  took the chair.  Mimre-a.'rVad and ad>i|.ted.'  Acconni's ]-res"rited:;���������  Cumberland    News,    Ad vertising  and   Stationaiy,   $8.    Referred   to  Finance Committee.  Applhati ns for Police duty, etc.  ���������from   R.   Addison,   T.   Mcf^e xi, J.  Barclay, T.   E.   Banks, R. S, Star  genor, J. R. McLeod; J. Hutchison  and J, Doney.  Ballot taken  resulted in favor of  T. E. Banks.  For Scavenger:���������  T." Glover, $75; J. R. McLeod,  $50; J. Doney, $50; R. Pollock, .$60.  Ballot in favor of J. R. McLeod.  Communications:���������  From Lieut. Governor, re-License  Commissioners.  City Clerk was instructed to prd-r  cure six copies.of Municipal Clauses Act, 1899.  Council then adjourned, to. next  regular- meeting night. j  i.  Mine host Robertson, of th������j Ven-  dome hasjust had , placed in the  kitchen of that popular hotel a fine  range manufactured by the Albion  Iron Stove 'Works of Victo������ia,  which is a credit to local island' industry. A bath room has also been  fitted up and sundry other little  conveniences placed. .   -  Mr. Geo. Turn bull who began  woik yesterday for' the fh>t time  since his accident, to-day .unfor-.  'tunately fell and again dislocated.  the same knee and had tobe'earrhd  home. He is in great pain. Mr0  T. C. Turnbull is not yet able to  walk. We tender our sympathy  to them in their further misfortune..  The Province of the lstinst, gave  news of the actual relief "of   Lady^  smith.    The  city   celebrated   that  day and had a torchlight procession  that night       The   News  Bulletin  gave the {.dad tiding to   the   people  of this district the  same   morning*  We manage to  get ���������-there on, ��������� vital  points notwithstanding  remarks to  the contrary.  200 pairs Boy's Tweed Pants, splen- ,,  did. value 50 ct������. and- upwards at ���������  Gus Hauck's.  No. 5 engine ditched, herself   on  Saturday while   coming   from  the  wlia-f with a string ot empties, just  on ths curve at junction of the old  track with, tho   new   piece which  was laid la*t.    Gangs   were   set to.  work at once and on, Sunday after**  noon she was towed   in bv   No. 3.  Although the woodwork of the tender   was   somewhat   smashed,   the-,  heavy engine herself escaped   with  but slight injury and will   be run-.,  ning in a day or two after   undergoing repairs in the Lake shops.  A  broken rail on the curve   was   the*-  cause.    We understand 'the ...break-  is the first of the kind that  has occurred on the line.;  Mr.. M'C.Ponaldv  the engineer, slightly .injured   hi&  wrist in jumping. Stf.  It"     '  I..'  r.'i''  A X*raotie������I Literary.  At the first meeting of the literary  club which tho now schoolteacher  started In the backwoods settlement  the following essays were read by the  delighted members:  "Which Is the Best Way to Cure  Meat?" "Why Measles Is Unwholesome." "A Possum - Farm For Georgia," "The Mule and the Mortgage,"  after which the members enjoyed a  literary supper consisting of baked possum and barbecued pig. But they have  , since "treed" a poet in a neighboring  swamp, and he will deliver an ode at  the nest meeting.���������Atlanta Constitution.  A H*-ARVEJr  (CopyrlcUt, 1893, by the Author.]  'aw,  <��������� Dome*! if JVTo-t-lioil*..  what is your "busy day?' "  Well,   happy   urchin,    il  is   when I  stay at homo to rest,   and your mother  gets mo to   do   a   lew   little odd jobs  around the house." ���������  Spanish Iteecfir*.  I saw a Frnechman, his first morning at the Roma, lean over the garden's  balustrade and carelessly drop a penny  to a small, ragged boy, the only creature in sight. In a second the road  swarmed with gypsies, babies, cripples,  all struggling and ilgh ting and screaming. It was the only timo T over knew  tlie gypsy king to unbend from his  dignity, but then he groveled. The  Spanish beggar- was altogether too  much of a bully to move me to sentiment or sympathy,, and the first time  'in my life m . love for the'gypsy weuk-  euod. I hav.* more than ouce, in my'  day wandered far and wide- on the  track of the Romany; but now that he  was here close at hand, he begged too  impudently for mo to want to hail him  as a brother, or to visit him on his hillside. Nor had' any of the others tha t  eleganeo and urbanity ot manner ,of  which one reads in, books. None ever  called one "coballero." they were far  more apt to swear like troopers when1  we left {hem empty-handed.  CHAPTER   XII.  Hu'da had expected surely to receive  ,wmc communication from Olaf Brun,_  but weeks passed and months without  a single letter. Of course she could not  b. lievc. after his urgent protestations  of ]<j\i> for her, that he Included her in  the r'.f-emrnont which he'must naturally fr-ol toward her mother. She had 'no  donbJ that he had written, but that tlie  vigilant eyes wliich now guarded her  had tv cognised tho bandu rlting, and  that the lK-ncvolent despotism whieh  had interceded so ruthlessly in her fate  had prevented his letters from reaching  her.    ICnowine the .-iame of his uncle,  *���������*** ?**      i  t '   . A Diplomat.  ,  Emma���������I could never marry a man  who smokes.  Artie���������Then I guess there Is no hope  for��������� ,��������� -  "I was just going to add, sir,  opium." she.diplomatically interrupted,  and* the wedding dale was set before  The"  flail.  evening had passed.���������Philadelphia  ASTHMA  GASPS.  Despairing Victims of Asthma  Find    New   Hope   and  Thorough Cure in  M. CHASE'S SYRUP OF  UNSEED AND TURPENTINE.  Too many Asthma sufferers give np  their search for cure, believing that  their particular case is beyond the control of scientific treatment.  It is unnecessary to describe tho miseries ot* the Asthma victim, with livid  face and staring eyes, frantically gasping for breath.  What we would do is fco point all  such to a n������w hope in Dr. Chases'  Syrup of Linseed aud Turpentine, the  one gievit remedy which has proven its  efficiency not only as a prompt relief,  but also as a thorough cure for Asthma.  The gratitude of scores and hundreds of cured ones is expressed in just  suoh words as the following letter from  Mrs. ' Georgo Budduw, Putnauiville,  Ont. :-���������'".'  Mrs. Georgo Buddcn, Putnaruvillo,  Out., 'says:���������"I feel it my duty to recommend Dr. Chases* Syrup ot Linseed  and Turpentine, as I had the Asthma  very bad; could get nothing to do me  auy good. A friend of mine persuaded  me to try this remedy, as he had tried  it: and it proved successful. I tried it,  ���������and it cured me. I am thankful today  to say I am a well woman through the  nse of this remedy. I keep it in the  bouse all the timo, and would not be  without it."  It is impossible to imagine a better  treatment for Asthma than Dr. Chase's  iiyrup of Linseed and Turpentine. It  soothes the excited nerves, clears the  bronchial tubes, gives prompt relief to  the frightful spasms, and, when need  Regularly, thoroughly and permanently  cureB Asthma. 25 cents a large bottle,  at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates and  Co.,  Toronto.  Foul breath, deafness, .droppings in  the throar and beadaohe are"some of tho  distressing symptoms of catarrh which  are promptly and permanently cured by  Dr. Chase's Catarrh Cure, 25 ots. a  box, blower free.  Hulda no more shunned Mr. FalcU.  tlv- Minister of State, she addressed  two letters to him in the latter's care,  but received no replies. She poured  forth hev soul as a flower exhales its  perfume, with all the sweet eloquence  Cf a loving- heart. Never for a moment  did it occur to her to doubt his truth.  She knew the hostile powers which beset him as well as her, and she fancied  h'im consumed by the same tender'  yearning's,' hopes, and desires, that agitated, her. Fortified' by her beautiful  inexperience, she built a castle of illusions, and dwelt in it paitiently, hopefully, nay, almost happily. Rer-indom-  ita'de faith in him was in itself a  source of felicity, for it would have lent  Mvep-tness to martyrdom itself. She  woke up every morning- amid the familiar cackling: of hens, lowing- of. cows,  and voices of children, but Instead of  leaping- instantly inito her consciousness, as formerly, the sounds stole upon  her with vague, 'half-wondering tread,  and had each time to be identified and  accounted for. She seemed to herself  like a traveller who returned from'a  long journey to the. scenes of his childhood. And Magda. who lay at her side,  in her serene, virginal slumber, untroubled hy sentimental woes, how remote she felt from her. how. strangely  alien J \Dii_l. sb^.beloflj? to another and  superior species ? , There were, to be  sure, times when her sister's maidenly  simplicity and the childlike vacuity of  he" sleeping face aroused a tender "pity  in her brea&t, nnd she would stroke her  hair and kiss her, and watch her gradual and difficult awakening, and her relapses as soon as she was left alone into  the. land of nod. "What ages and ages it  seemed since she was herself jn this  unawakened, chrysalis state, and how  hai py she Vvi.*,s that she had escaped  frcin-i  it. -  Ijife in .the country is apt to move  in a wholsesome routine of duties and1  I leasurcs, which follow each other  with the regularity of the seasons,  ni.d leave but little time for absorption in sentimental suffering. The alternate weeks in the kitchen as house-  lroerer which fell to the lot of the two  eldest daughters of Pastr,r Brlnckman  appeared a terrible hardship to Hulda  v. bile her sorrow was yet new. During the first month, after Olaf's departure, sho was in a state of whait  1 may call aeolian sensitiveness, tremulously responsive to every faintest  breeze of emotion. To be obliged to  weigh out sugar and coffe t^ servants  and farm labourers, to superintend the  n easuring of the irfilk and the husbanding of the cream for butter-mak-  ���������������������. and to interest herself in the de-  ti lis cf the bill of fare for dinenr,  seemed while this condition lasted sordid and degrading. To don a long  vhite apron and plung-e into the eom-  jesite odours of the kitchen when  she was longing to be alone with her  P,ri<*f was n*i*. of th<* crudest necessities. 'Inn* fate' could- have imposed  upon her. and nothing but tho force  of an unbroken custom, which had  become a.s inexorable as the. rising of  the run.'could have induced hor to, sup-  mit to "it. She was not wise enough  to recognize .rhe beneficence of. this  l"tvte which harshly ignored her preferences, and she was far from re-  .Inicintj in that gentler mood and diffusion of interest which followed the  first intensity, of rebellious resolution  and  regret.  Amid the aceumulati-jr. of. afflictions  which' threatened to overwhelm her,  Kulda hoped at . least to be released'  frc.-m Falck's importunate wooing, and  the necessity of being dally polite to  one whom she now detested as the  R.uthor of all her misfortunes. Eut  the curate, who was probably a trifle  pachydermatous, saw.no apparent reason' for betaking himself away, and  though h's appetite was noor he took  his sea������t at table as regularly as before. Nor did he seem particularly  agitated unless a certain strained loou.  about his mouth and a deepening of  t\-n perpendicular wrinkles on Ii-is  brew might be supposed to betray agitation. He rarely volunteered a remark, but replied in his dry voice, and  with odious, painstaking effort to be  exact, to the pastor's queries or Mrs.  Brinckman's ��������� observations on the depravity of human nature. It was remarked by the pastor that Mr. Falck's  second violin in the quartet was gaining in delicacy and power of expression. Mr. Falck might some day beef ire   a   virtuoso   on     his   instrument.  her senses," and, had been "cured of her  insane   infatuation     for   -that      harebrained engineer.     He had agreed -with  his   wife   that   no   allusion   should, be  rrado to that unfortunate affair, which  should   be 'allowed    ito  die    a natural  dcfc'th;   that   as   Mr.   Falck   had   never  notified-him  of the rupture of his'engagement .they were to feign ignorance  of it,'and'for the present atr least refrain   from   interference,   and  trust   to  the  healing  influence  of  time.  _-_ This   seemed   to   Mrs.   Brinckman   a  highly satisifactory programme;" and she  was confident that her sagacity would  l>e  justified  by  the  result.     Moreover,  she fancied she already saw the effects  of this benevolent' neutrality in a certain   relaxation   of   restraint   an*d, the  return of the natural ease, mirth, and  cordiality  which   had  of  old  been  the  very  air. of the  parsonage.    Hu'ld-a no  more striunned Mr.  Falck.  and She' had  even been heard to address him, without any show of repugnance.'  And aa  for Mr. Falck, though he was, studiously  undemonstrative     and   anxious    to  avoid giving offence, he was as unobtrusively, devoted   as  any  lover  could  be, and would have Jumped out of his  skin   on   the   bare   chance   of  pleasing  his oarlous mistress).   He <hoped against  hope,   riot   because   in   his   cooler,  moments   he   denuded   himself   with   any  actual expectation of winning "her back,  but because, his  love  for  her was  so  mucih   part  of himself  that  the  effort  to get rid of It seemed to involve some  sort of self-extinction. He could scarcely fancy how ..and .wia-t Jip would.be  if  he   were   to  cease   lo  love  this   imperial woman, in whom all his dcslr.es  centered.   There was something within  him that throbbed and glowed, chilled  and warmed him by turns, but filling  him  always,   so  that all  other  things  seemed "piitirully small  by  comparison.  There   wece   moments   even' wlhen' his  honest* contempt for Mr.  Brain, ''whom  he, regarded as a. sort  of picturesque  charlatan, made him utterly scout the  idea  of  a  serious  rivalry,   for  Hulda,  wdth her' good sense,  would  inevitably  discoven, what, a  vain  and  flimsy .fellow it was' upon whom she had squandered   her   affection,   and      then   the  humbler,' but  more  enduring ,merit  of  her first lover would appear In its. true  light,   and- her  heart  would   neturn  to  its   allegfiance.    This   hope      was   the  candle which   he   held above his'head,  and_ by, ,whose fee-ble  flame  he  groped  his Way through the night that threatened to swallow him up."  H Ltf������   *������:iviii;*   Collar.  Consul Lee Burt, at Ghent, has sent  to   the  State   Department   a  description of a new life-saying collar,which  he  believes far ..superior to ( either the  life buoy or cork jacket, as the body  is   submerged   with   the   exception 'of  tha   head,   whieh     prevents   exposure  and  congestion,  while the  arms  ' are  perfectly free, aad it is impossible to  capsize,   says   The  Chicago     Tribune.  The invention  consists'of a cork' collar,  having, an  exterior  diameter     of  sixteen  and  one-half  inches;  the  neck  opening     has     a     circumference      of  eighteen   inches,   and   is , composed   of  .two   half   collars   ' fastened ( together,  with" a  hinge, , in  which  there'   is     a  strong   spring, . destinod .to   maintain  the  collar    always  closed',and   firm.  The   opening   is   opposite   the     hinge.  On  each  side  ���������hc opening  there  is  a  smaller  .holder,   made   of   oak.   three  inches  in  height and   two   inches     in  diameter,     securely   fastened.'*     When  pressure is exerted on  the  two hold-  era the collar spreads open and allows  tho  head  to  pass in.   On  letting'    go  of   the  holders   the  collar   clasps     itself   automatically.       The   collar     is  formed   of    30  pieces   of  cork,     each  piece having the form of an isosceles'  triangle,     with,   angles  rounded,     of  which     the    base  is   four'and   three-  quarter   inches   and   the   height     five  and five-sixteenth inches.    The points  arc  directed     towards      the  interior,  which   gives   the  collar   an   elevation  at its  periphery of   four    and     three-  quarter   inches,  while  at  its   interior  there is a thickness of one _and three-  sixteenth inches.    The pieces  aro cut.  radially and are strung on'.two heavy  steel wire stems concentrically riveted to the*  folding  , shutters    of    the  hinge. ���������������  The weight of tho apparatus  is  about    five  and     one-half  pounds,  and its displacement of water    about  twelve   quarts;   consequently,   its   ascensional   strength      represents     constantly   from     eighteen     to*   twenty*  pounds of iron.  \t    .'������ I *l������|f.* .  To be. Continued.  MUMBO JUMBO.  The good pastor, whose acuteness of  ear seecned to have been developed at  the expense of his vision, failed to note  the evidences of strained relations between his daughter and the curate,  and was rather congratulating himself   that   the   former   had     recovered  Who   &nd   "What   la   Thia   Chnraster  .   Whose Name Im So Famlllnr.  Muinbo Jumbo is by his very name an  . attraction to us. The above "character"  is Mahammah J am boh in his unabridged  name, and,he is a noisy man of the  woods along the Mande, or Mandingos,  in western Africa. The traveler Moore  was the first person to introduce him to  white folks.'- He is the savage man of  .the-forest,and is more important through  the noisy train of followers -that accompany him, than by any authority of hia  own. -' (. *       . *    *      ' ,    *  This mysterious ^personage always appears in a "horrid disguise, and-at night  only. The.scope of his existence, or his  raison d'etre, is that of frightening the  women of these, west African settlements, and, to tell the truth, they are  terribly afraid of him. Nobody who  hears him first will admit that the shouts  and cries he emits are those of a human  being. He wraps himself in a long dress  made of tree barks up to nine feet in  length aud crowned by a wisp of straw.  When a man has a quarrel with his wife,  Mumbo Jumbo is asked to interfere and  pacify, but .nine times out of ten the  husband is found to be right, and the  wife all wrong. Persons dressed iu this  queer suit are free to give any orders  they see fit, and all present have to uncover their heads. When women see  him coming, they tun away to hide, but  the man iu the Mumbo Jumbo dress will  immediately call them hack and make  them sit down or dance. Should they  remonstrate or resist, they are seized  and whipped.severely.  His followers constitute a society or  club, with strict rules and pledges of secrecy, to which they are bound by oath.  One of these is not to divulge anything  about the "order" to any woman nor to  any man not initiated. Boys under 1G  years of age are not admitted. Auy  oath sworn to in Mumbo Jumbo's name  is absolutely binding, and contraventions  are punished with severity. The members are said to speak also a dialect of  their own. which is kept secret from the  females���������another stratagem by which  the men seek to keep the females in uwo  and subjection.  Muugo Park and other explorers no-  deed the use of this ragamuffin accouter-  meiit in most tosvns along the Gamhia  river nnd always for the dmistical, purpose aforementioned. Indeed the men,  decked with this scarecrow dress, were  dealing out with whips and clubs the  most unmitigated and brutal kind of  "justice" to women either guilty or suspected of guilt, always amid the acclamations ol' the "mob power." No doubt  this singular society acts as a sort of .police against wrongdoers, but none can  deline the arbitrary principles which  prompt them to actiou.���������Journal of  American Folklore.  Too Many 0������ld������.  "An Irish counsel." says The Green  Bag. "Imviug lost a case which had been  tried before three judges, one of whom  was esteemed a very able lawyer and the  other two but indifferent, some of the  other counsel chaffed  him a good deal.  "'Well, now.' said he. 'who the mischief could help it when there were a  hundred judges on the bench?'  " 'A hundred 1' said a bystander.  'There were but three.'  " 'By St. Patrick.' replied the counsel,  'there were one and two ciphers!' "  A Chinaman always  ally rice whisky, with  drinks moderately and  meals.  takes spirits, usu-  his meals, but ho  never apart from  There  rcmberg  1080.  are houses still standing In Nu-  ,   Bavaria,    that   were   built   in  H.- W  death, of Trooper ��������� Wolsclcy  at  of   Elandslaagtc   demands  .  Tlie  the   battle  a record, 6ays The Newcastle Chroni-  .clc, that will not be given to it by  those whose eyes can scan, only the  lists of officers among the killed. Yet'  Trooper Hubert Joseph Wolscley of  the Imperial Light Horse belonged to  the family of which tho Commander-  in-Chief of the British army-is proud  to call himself cadet. The second  son of Mr. Edward Wolscley of Woy-  bridgo, he was also the nephew of  Sir " Charles Wolscley of Wolscley,  ninth baronet, who holds ������o-day tho  deer park his ancestor "enclosed in the  reign pf Edv/arO. IV. The slain  trooper, who waV tall enough to be  a specially good target for Boor bullets, was a fine.horseman, and when  the war .broke out he loft,the mines  in' Johannesburg and went forth under Colonel ��������� Chi.sholune to meet i"-*the  foe. This he did so" gallantly that  he outrode his companions0 in the  race for death or glory, and was at  first reported as "missing," onlj' because his dead body was not- found,  in the forefront," until it had rested  there  for  six  days.  Kx! iiuittoii of   tlt������   31:tori*.  Judging from the recent report of  the llcgistrar-Ccneral of New Zeal-  land, that fine martial race, the  Maoris, is going the ,way of all  aborigines whose country has become  colonized by the whites. They may  not become absolutely extinct for a  few more decades, but their doom  is sealed. Among the causes oflicial-  ly assigned for the thinning of their  numbers arc the high infantile mortality resulting from improper food,  exposure and the want of ordinary  care, constitutions debilitated by  past dcbatichcry, the belief in native  docCors and neglect of the sick and  the adoption of European habits and  costumes leading, to diseases of the  respiratory organs. A Maori M.A..  Mr. Ngata, in addressing a recent  conference of his countrymen, said  that drin'k was pauperizing them and  sapping their vitality.���������London  Chronicle.  A  Q  Clarke's E.ola Compound Cares.  Some years ago this would have been bon-  Biderod en impossibility, but Dr. Clarke has  solved the problem since completing hia experiments with the'wonderful Kola plant'hx England.    In December, 18fe3. he found, that by .  combining extracts from tlie Kola with other  extracts made from the Grendolia plant, which  grows ia California, that tho compound would ���������  cure tlie severest euses of asthma.   ' Upon experimenting in one of   the   leading   i^onden .,  hospitals he found that 05 per cent, ot the cases- .  were cured in from ft) to 90 days' treatment.  Since the  introduction   of this  remedy into   ,  Canada.In 18D5 there have been over 800 coses  cured In Canada alone.   Mr. B.N Hume.O. P.' .  K. engineer. Western Division, writes: "Ihave  been a great sufferer from asthma In its worst  form for over twelve years, and nevor succeeded  in getting anything to help me permanently  until the C. K B, doctor prescribed C)laike*9 ���������  Kola Compound for me in Dcooraber 1895, when  two bottles entirely cured me; at least I have  not since had any return of the asthma.    I am  personally acquainted with at least six persons ,  who hare been cured from asthma by Clarke's  Kola Com.KHind. and feel it my duty to recommend it. to all who may be troubled with this  disease." ,   *  A free sample bottle will- lie sent to any'par- '  son troubled, with nuthma.  Address the Uriinths & Maepberson Co , sole  Canadian agents. 'M Clmroh street, Torsnto,  Outario.   Sold by all druggists.  Others may relieve, but Chirkc's Kola Gobi-  '  pound for nsilima permanently cures. ,    ' *-  SiHtly  tli������ Itihle.. *."   -  '   I never saw ,a  useful Christian, who'.-.,  wasnot a student'of   the Bible..   If a  man neglects   his   Bible, he may pr;iy  and ask God to use him   in   His work,  but God cannot make much use of him;  for thex-e is not much for the Holy G-host  *���������  to   work  upon-    We   must  havo   tl������a"  Word itself, which is sharper than Any *  t wo-edge<l sword.���������D. L. Moodj-.  -'  A Mntter off ItastaeM.  35?  "I wonder why Frauleiri Amalte always smiles <-so pleasantly at Sclmier*--  frei. the dentist?" ,  "Oh. that's because she, has got" a  qow set of teeth on credit on condition  that she passes his office every day aad  shows that she hasn't pawned tkeml"  ���������Das Kleine Witzblatt  osiii^ltl'ii   Kji   ������   Itonl.M.  A proposal is- being ventilated  among scliolars of Hindoo literature  for the formation of a'��������� Sanskrit epic  *texts society, with, the object of instituting a .systematic collection of  manuscripts of the Mahabharat.a and  other texts relating to. "Hindoo epic  poetry from all parts'of India, says  The Pittsburg .Dispatch* The society  would also provide for and superintend tho publication of texts, translations or any treaties tending to  throw light on the history, religion,  philosophy.' the. laws and' customs  and the civilization   of ancient India.  The proposal for the formation of  the society will he brought beforo  the Indian section oi the forthcoming: international congress of orientalists at Rome with a %detv to the  appointment of a committee -which  shs.ll onlist tho support of various  government's and academics . and  learned societies in Europe and  America.  >;������i (it-Hi)ar.*s xr.h-Hm**.  A naturalist found that black tints  ���������were devouring the skins of some  bird specimens on a table, so he made  tar circles on four .pieces of paper,  and put one under each log of the  table. Ants will not cross tar.  Pretty soon tie found the ants busily  at work apy.iu, and. looking at the  tar circle, found each one was bridged by bits of sand which the clevet-  ants had brought in front the street.  The pupil of the eye ia so called because when looking in it a very small  image of the observer may be seen; hence  the term, from the Latin "pupillua," ot  littfa pupil.  A SHORT SERMON.  V  \ Prominent American Divine  on an Important Subject.  Toronto,   Ont.,     Dec.���������It    is    aofc  every clergyman  who  shows   such   a'  genuine and kindly  desire   to   benoflt  his fellowmen, as does   tlie  one  who  writes the  letter  that follows.   Tho  person who is in a   condition   similar  to that of Rev. Sir.   Glass,   and  who  reads this letter, can have no  excuse  for  further   suffering.    The  minister  shows the way out, and it is  open   to  all who choose to take it:  Thousand Island Park, July 22, 1899.  Tho Arnold Chemical Oo.  Dear Sirs,���������Ar- the beginning of  this month my constitution was so  much run down that I had to g������fc loavn  of absence from my congregation for  foui' months. I loft New York on the  lOfchinst., and while in Toronto I  saw Dr. Arnold's English Pills advertised in the News and bought a box of  thorn. "When I commenced taking  thein my condition was such, -thafc-I"  could not sleep and my appetite was  very poor, but before I had finished  the box I could sleep well and enjoy  a good meal, and now I feel like a  new man. In the first place I feel  indebted to the Toronto News for putting me on fche right; track, and in fche  second place I think Dr. Arnold's  English Pills the best medicine I ever  took.  Enclosed please find two dollars for  which you will please send me three  boxes of your pills fco the address below.  Yours most respectfully,  (Rev.) J. 0. Glass, D; D.,  Thousand Island Park.  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills,  fche only medicine on earth that amies  disease by killing the germs that  cause ifc, are sold by all druggists at  75c. a box; sample size 25c, or sent  postpaid on receipt of price, hy The  Arnold Chemical Co., Limited, panada Life Building, 42 King Street;  West, Toronto.  BH  asm 1    ���������  Vf&-  Rl  1*1  **tf^.mvh4 j.fcai.)J mh i  r   ������������  I    f\ La Li  ������'  00 K  OK  WEAK   MEN  o ' (    Read the   book "Three Classes  of   Men," which I  send free, sealed, by mail.   It tells of my famous invention,  the, Dr. Sanclen   Electric Belt, with special attachment for  men, the great self-treatment for all results of youthful   er- ������  rors or later excesses.       It strengthens the nerves and fills J|  the body with the vigor-of youth.       ; < '     . Jf  -:   :. <���������''.' ' ,' %  ' ��������� From   Nanaimo. ' * - HI  '    " ' Nanaimo, B.C. -   (uf|)  Dr. A. T. Sanden,  Dear Sir:���������f received, your Bolt  and have given it a  fair  'ir'al.     Since using it I CVel  stronger 'ban, I have been for years.  .I'also weigh more than evt r b.-.foro in my life.      I eat and sleep  'well, and am not easily tirpd. - ���������     '  ' Yuurs very truly, ��������� '  ���������;'���������_    ;    ,      .    "    x 0 '- - , G.- RUSSEL ���������   .  Call at office for free consultation, or write for above book" to-day.  _ _ ' (I  fc> J^.IST" IDIHjI^T,   474'Main St, Winnipeg, Man. Office Hours: 9a.m. to 6 p.m.  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE *  COURTENAY  Directory. ���������  COURTENAY, HOirSE.    A.   H.   KTc-  Callum, Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Blaclr  smith, and Carriage Maker.  Espimait & Nanaimo, Rj.  FEB: 26th, 1831  FEB. 26th, 1900  GrQoi7Je Takeij Witij 7ooo prisoners  , ,     > i  Nanaimo, March51.���������Special_to the News-"  Cen.    Dundonald,   with   forces,  has*  relieved  Ladysmith.    "\V.ir Offiice had a telegram from  Bti.ller la^t night sa)/ing Ladysmith isrelieved.  McLAUCHLIN AND  Liverv Stable  r ���������  Teamsters and ~ Draymen  Single and  Double rig's  for Hire.     All Orders  .Promptly   Attended   to  Third St., Cumberland, B C.:  i.������> *.������ -���������"������  b  L.    lw  G'   oral*   Buller.l.a^  %  "V. <i'  tl.c la. i i <**-itu>ii\ji   Jiueio w ho bdr hia  G>  * in!'cites <������.    M'n.j-g e  i  %  I;  fa  *������<  I  ?'!  4  ii-  I'  I  U  ill u itjtii 0iu*'������i ��������� '.i-ioiitj t'*1 eui:n<_i a retreat.  i  liturada} auu Fi day ho lost 43 ..jJiocis Lil-  lut and wi.uudi.cl and bt*tv\teu 400 au.' 500  nieu killed and wounded. <Seu. White's  guns worked Saturday ou B. er p anions.  Iiulief is so clo&o that larger iation.*> have  been issued.  Londou.'Fr1'. 27  in*, ing Built  in     Cronjie aud   all   his force  capitulated at ,..iybreak this moruirg.    Ma  jutu Hill avenged.    Cronjie    sent aa officer  through British    lines with a   n.ig of cruce.  Odieer said ho had a message for the British  general in c* inuiand aud was taken toK.n-  chuuer to whom he said Cronj e was. willing  to surrender having   found hia position uu~  teuable and    only diLat   and   capture   the  prospect if he continued to  tight; he wished  to avoid Useless theddiug   (pf blood and that  they be   given a safe   conduct.    Kituhenoi  granted   the request bnt   insisted   that the  hurrendor should be uncoudi.ional     To thia  Orir j e ogiutd.    Ttie   B*.er   commander at  once lctt its la.,__e<   esoour'ed by half a di./,  eu officers   and entered British    lines where  he was met by Kuchtner who   iinnu-diatoljlV  conduitod lii.n to   he c*.c_.uarters >f R bertw.  Greotiiigs botwetu   the    rival gtutritls were  kindly and   ext'reiiielv sympathelio  onpait  of Roberts,    Condition   of affairs   iu   Boer  camp is something   horrible.    They, had en-,  tirely   rnn out of   food.    Tlie   ammunition  had entirely g.vcti ont a d most of .heir artillery was badly   damaged by   B-lUali lire.  Tha laager va as  st-ruwu    with corpses of th.-  dead; the wouuded w'������<o in a terrible   l'iign  hospital corps being   iiisi.liicieu'c   to a. o.i-'  them aud th^y lay about the laa������er in heajj.*  crying pitifully while some were  shrieking  in.th-jii' (jaiii but many were siieutly ei.during   their   pain.    British   immediately   on  taking possession of laager were orden;.t hy  Roberts   to   devote  all thur   attention to  succoring   the wounded  and   burying   the  dead.    Cronjie was sent   to Cape Town and  the prisoners are  being formed  into squads  under British   officers ana   aire   boing taken  topape   Town,    British   have all the rifi������s  and big guns   belonging t������   Cronjie';-)   forco  which numbered between six to seven thons-  und.    Besides   these there   are   over   2,000  women, children. Kaffir laborers and a number of relief corps.   .  London, Feb.   27.���������Twenfcy-niue   Trans  vaal officers   were   capruied   aud   18  Free  ;yta e < lfi>.ers, also 14 guns.  f  L;mm  in -li.   ^T'* i*  .struious fighting   i  *   Furtl er details of tho   dramatic   surren'  ������i   <"<���������*!    arms rather  |   dii* of ������������������.>.. j*o at HaardfU-ig   are    eageriy  awitited. S j< culation id rife as to now  Rob"r s v ill lie able to press <> i t > Bloom-  fonteai befi<iv he shall enter the capital of  Free State, It is exuecied here he will  havt* to nveicome a powerfal force aud take  en trench u.euts.  L *ndo", Feb. 27.���������A  letter has   been re-  ��������� wived tr :u a inin in   fche   First   Dragoons  War   Odioe issued tol-   '   c "dirnuug ihe report tha1; a   supply train's  TO 0Y.sARS������  SXP������Ki������CNCE.  t:ansport  reached   Ladysmith   during   the  engagement at Syion Kop.  London, Feb. 27. ���������War Office has issued  a list of 721 non-commissioned officers and  men wounded on Sun day at Paardesberg,  including men from B. C, Cauadians am'  274 Highlanders.  London, Feb.   2S.���������Special from   Colenso  dated 27 th   says the Boers are  endeavoring  to outflank us aud severe fighting continues  Buller is haviug a   hard time in   Natal.    It  i- new   evident that   he was   mislead when  he wired   that  there  was but  a weak   rear  iiu ".rd bet\\ een him and Ladysmith.     Hard  eat righting   of tii������   wartime   place   at the  end of the week as. an   aimistice was agrt'i il  to ������,llow   attendance on   the   wounded aud  ; burial of the dead. '" ��������� .  Paadeburg. Feb.   2S ���������Tlie  British camp  was awakened at daybreak by rattle of rifl  fire and news   arrived    that   the Canadiais  were building a   treuch    quite   oinse to tin.  onemy and had been  fu>iiated at a rango <>f  500 yards.    The Canadieus gallantly work  ed forwad   acd    occupied tlie   e Ige    of ilio  trenches along the  river entirely   enfilading  thu Boers.     Tl)i->    itiuvemeut  was    toilovvi d  by cessation, of   fire     Suddenly   regiinem  stationed at the  cr������sfc of the   hill sa.v wni-u  llig .md    burst   iuto cheers   thus   first an  uouncing the surrender of C'roujiiJ  t'ronj.-'s sun finder is chiefly due to the  gallant night attack ou hia trencher by tbe  CanadiauB and Gordons.  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Fmit-and .Ornamental Trees,  RhoHodendrons, Roses, fancy Evergreen-,  VJ.ignolias,    Bulbs,    new cro_j   Lawn Giass  Setd for present; or spring planting, larguot  iiul niost complete stock in    Western Cauu.-  iia     Cal) and make your   selectiou3 or sei d  fur caHlogue.' Address at nursery grounds  ���������Hid greenhouso. -  M  J. HENRY,  3009 VVestn inst-n* Roed,   Vauoouver, B.. O.  ���������tittjmwi  .-   FOR    SALE���������Near   Courtenay,  211 acres.    Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id; , ���������  For  particulars   apply   at   this  oflice.  ST. GEORGE'S PKESBYTERIAN  CHURCH, our VICES at 11 a.m. and  7 p m. Sunuay School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C.   Dodds, pastor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets  at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor   '  St. John's Catholic Church���������Rev.  J, A. Durand, Pastor. Mass ou Sundays  at 11 o'clock a. in. Sunday School in  the afternoon.  Society     Cards  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers cordially requested  to attend. .    ..,'���������"���������'���������'  R.,S. McConnell,  Secretary  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays of  each month at 7:30 o'rlock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. Wkyte, Scribe.  Espiuiait & taaimp Ej..  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898. ..  O I am  prepared   to     O  O furnish'Stylish Rigs;. * ������ r,  g and do Teaming at*.   O  C reasonable rates.' ������  ,  ������D. KILPATRICKrg  o Cumberland o  OOOOpOOO OOOOOOOOOQ  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash      Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland.  and am agent" for the following  reliable insurance companies:  The Royal London^ and Lancashire and Norwich Union. I  am prepared to accept risks at  current rates. I am also agent  for the Standerd Life Insurance  Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company of Eng"  land. Please call and investigate before insuring in any other  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS.  *  Cumberland  Hotel  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON,  No  . 2 naily..  A.M.  No.  4 Saturday  P.M.  De  i*  9:00 ....-  9:28   10:14   10:4s.....   Victoria :.   Goldscreani    .Sbawnigan Lake   Duncans....  .... Do. 4:2o   "   4:53  .... "   5.8JI   6:15  P.M.  1  P.M.  t t  Ar.  12:24  12:40    Wellington    7:41  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No  . 1 Daily,  A.M.  No.  3 Saturday*  A.M.  De  S:05   8:29   9:55   10:37    Wellington    Nanaimo    .Duncans   ... De. 4:25   " 4:39  ..... "   6:05    "   6:46  FOR SALE���������A good quiet cow. A  $45.  John Howe,  Hornby Island.  good milker.  "11:23    Goldstream ���������"   7.32  A.r. 11:50 Victoria Ar. 8:00 P.M.  Reduced fates lo and from all points on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon  day.  for rates  and   all   information    apply at  Company's ���������>fnoos.  A. DUNdiMUlll, Geo. L. COURTNEY.  President. Traffic Manager  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  ���������Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  . When in Cumberland be sure  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, First-Class Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public    all  Run in Connection  with   Hotel.  Ra tes from $ 1.00 to $2.00 per day.  FOR SALE CHEAP���������And on  easy Terms, a house and six acres  of land at Comox. Apply at this  office.  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Gardrf, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News Job Department*  &  i    ,  '  : ��������� g*.  J ' < ���������' ���������  '��������������������������� **:  < ' il  2 \ "-W. I  u..;.*,  wl  i i ������V* I  ���������''.**'������.    *'?*"  '       ,       l*      ftj'il  , ,-������"'; it  * -> M-nCI  '        .'.I'..  ,r-if'\  '   I -* ~ ~ ' s*' c i  "*    *    "-''r        Ij  ,- >' ".',V  ;   , - frr}.i  . ��������� -  *.*..  < *\   __   r  _,  '4 "/V V  , i j     j'*  ' i       *      j >  ^ J        t   ^r f i i ���������  ���������y     "tft z"j'i  it  j? WOMEN JEWELERS.  THEY ARE  THE   MOST EXPERT  GEM  1 SETTERS IN   MANILA.  b''  ftcma.rka.ble Tn������te and Workman-  ���������hip���������In Shop* That Are Much L.ilte  Den* They Turn Out Worlc Tliat Is  Not  Surpassed Anywhere.  One of the most interesting features of  ,   Manila  industrial  file  is the ��������� wonderful  skill and ingenuity of its lapidaries and  gem setters, who, strange to say, 'are the  women  of  the   population,   whose   taste  and workmanship have far surpassed the  powers of the men.  He who has visited Spain and Morocco  ��������� must have  remarked the superiority  of  the Spanish artificer, who has taught all  of the excellence of his craft to the natives of his colonies.    In the case of the'  ���������   Philippines the pupils have improved on  the teacher,  and, their art  has  become  famous throughout the far east.  The shops are small, often mere dens,  with a gloomy  interior, whieh seems a  .   strange setting for the beautiful work.  Rents are high, and, what is worse, the  Spanish system ef taxation  rendered it  imprudent   for  a  shopkeeper  to  display  much stock. ,The customer enters, is disappointed    at    tbe    meager    assortment  shown and goes away, irritated that he  has been persuaded to leave his uarmraad'  address.     Later in ,the day or the next  morning he is invited���������nay, urged���������to re-  _,    peat his visit, and if be refuses he is inveigled  there  in  one  mode  or another.  Should he still prove obdurate the persistent, gentle little brown woman calls on  him or waits patiently on the steps of his  hotel, her wares in a locked box   under  '    her rebosa.  Such sparkle of color and glitter of'  treasure! The broiling sunshine steeps  , the streets, and all Manila quivers in the  languor of the tropics, but the tiny shop  is,cool. Before the wonders now exhibited one forgets to remember the thermometer.   ' ���������'   '���������  Among the treasures of "one of these  little shops are necklaces of delicate pink  coral; coral balls for the decoration of  grandees' caps, dainty statuettes of coral,  with tbe body and limbs formed of the  stem and its branches; rosaries with  beads like drops of blood, pendants of  pure white pearls, lustrous and pear  shaped; chains of pearls, drop shaped ear  jewels, which the'seller ussures one,are  the offspring of tears and suffering; great  yellow pearls, the favorite purchase of  the Chinese merchant, and eostly strings  of pink pearls of peculiar iridescence. "  The saleswoman is astute. Never think  that she dees not note the surprise and  admiration of her visitor's face. She  turns insinuatingly and says in ber rich  alto voice: "Very pretty. Look you." One  looks and is lost;,  It does not seem possible that the work  Bhe. is showing you can be" gold���������only  gold���������so fine and lacelike are the patterns. . There,.are a chain, a necklace.'a  chatelaine a hatpin, a .brooch, all of,the  deepest yellow gold, from 18 to 212 carats  and of exquisite handiwork. The chain  looks like a long, yellow braid of hair,  tied at the clasp with a true lover's knot  'that it may not unravel itself. The necklace is a flexible, delicate veined stem,  from which branch pendants of the daintiest golden ferns. Anything more graceful or artistic than this work it would be  difficult to duplicate, except, perhaps, in  the goldsmitheries of Ceylon. The chatelaine is, composed of solid ropes of gold  (exact copies of ManHa hemp" rope even  to the threads), with clasps designed like-  fishhooks. The hatpin is a miniature  Malay creese, with a water lily leaf for  a handle, and the brooch a golden alliga  "tor or young cayman, the scale work he  ing a most ingenious imitation of  ' ture.  The sum of 158 Spanish pesetas ($30..r>0  gold) purchases this entire set of live  pieces, less than would be asked for the  necklace alone in New York, London or  Paris.,,. '- *  This woman has brought the crude gold  from the country* made her own alloys.  drawing put life gold wire and beating it  with hammer and anvil, following, step  by step, the most modern and scientific  processes of metal smithing.  These metal workers are as skillful  with silver as with gold. Marvelous bangles of chased silver, set with precious  stones, and brooches and pendants of  quaint design, all manifest the -most  thoughtful human labor. One, can have  no idea of how much can be done with  silver until he has seen this profusion in _  which it is used.  Very likely the collection will contain  some exquisite breastpins and -stickpins  of rubies, some a lovely poppy red. others  of deepest carmine, like drops of frozen  wine, hut the astonishing feature is the  superb taste and ingenuity which these  women, often illiterate and entirely unlettered, demonstrate, nnd many.a jeweler .whose designs are monotonously conventional might learn a useful lesson  from these Philippine lapidaries.  "Look you!" says. Concha again (her  name is Conception; diminutized. Concha), and she holds out a necklace of  gold, blue enameled, set with gray pearls,  the harmony of stone and setting perfect.  "Why not amethyst instead of pearls.  Concha?" one asks, but she shrugs hei*.  shoulders deprecatingly.  "Amethyst looks vulgar with gold,  nina." she answers. ������  Fewer rings are to be noticed, perhaps,  than any other ornament, the betrothal-  rings being almost universally enameled  gold, but earrings, necklaces, bracelets,  chains, buttons, small pins and brooches  are abundant.  These lapidaries combine the ability of  the Moorish gem worker with the patience and originality of the Chinese and  Japanese craftsmen, because they are  adept enamelers and sacrifice even design  to color in this branch of their work, and  in all of their jewelry a daintiness and  personality altogether irresistibly attractive are felt. The longer one looks the  more he becomes convinced that the display before him is the expression of a  mind, the outcome of a personal art, nnd  this belief is wholly satisfying, for, above  nil else, a jewel should be unique.���������Mary  CheeEcborouurh Lord- in Ledcer.  WIRELESS TELEPHONES.  Human   Voices   lCcaUily   Heard  TJjnmsh  tltu  J^iirth.  Sir William Preece's wireless telephone experiments, by which it is  announced it has been possible to  hear distinctly a "series' of taps uswd  on ,the Morse principle, has caused  great intermit in the electrical-world  and has been made the subjece oi a  statement by Dr. Peter'.SUcns, ' who  has been hard at work for years on  a system of wireless  telephony.  In an interview with a representative of The. London Central News l>r.  Stiens said:  "I have read some account of Sir  William Preece's wireless telephone  experiments, but I may say that I  am not working on Horzian waves at  all. My principle is that of using  only one nieuus of conduction���������  namely, the earth. I simply send  electricity through the Ctirth from  one. apparatus to another in sympathy with it. No high poles or balloons or anything' of that kind is required for,my system.  "My apparatus is small and portable. Of course, I cannot, for obvious reasons, just at present tell  you about its construction and' method of use. I have not had a."n opportunity of examining' Sir - -.William-  Preece's' system, but I see thatr ' in'  the newspaper account all that is  claimed 'for it is that the users can  hear taps,, which, when used as a  Morse system, can be utilized in the  sending of messages. .  , "Now, from this it would appear  that to be able-to use his invention  one must be a telegraph operator or  other person understanding the Morse  code. Of course I don't know what  Sir Willaim has in mind for the fu-r  ture, but I claim trvit by my invention not' only, tapsj but the spoken  words, the sound of, the human voice,  can be, beard and that at great distances with excellent results. h'oon  I hope to be in a position to give a  series of practical demonstrations in  the presence  of  electrical  experts."  A  Land   Without T :������>������������������*������.  Loud's Island, on the Maine coast;  near Pemaquid, is one of tho few-  taxless spots on earth.  The island, otherwise known as  Muscongus, was . overlooked when  Maine became a State, and was not  put on town or country.  It is said that during the war>the  people cast thoir votes for a time in  the town of Bristol until some elec-<  tion officer discovered the illegality  of the votes. ,  The island was first settled by'  John Loud, a deserter from'a British  man-of-war,- and' his great-grandchildren are now prominent inhabitants.  ,By voluntary contributions school  is maintained, th'e' parents-paying'S4-  for each child. The school term averages eight months in the" year, and  there is an average attendance of  18 scholars.  ���������  Catching  bait for the fishermen    of  MEANING   OF   "THE   PORTE.  Xtf Is  Derived   X"rom   tho  JLofty   Gmte    at  Constantinople.  The Porte is the short name of the  Sublime Porte, which is the official  way of speaking of the Turkish Government. In the East, judicial business is transacted at the city or palace  gates. One story says'that the Sultan  of-Bagdad put in the portal of his palace a piece of sacred "black stone of  Mecca, thus making his gate the Porte.  Another says that Sultan Orfchan built  a gorgeous gate to his palace in  Broussa.  Both of these stories are probably  untrue, so far as they purport to explain the name as applied to the Turkish Government. ' Just as the British  court is called the Court of St. James,  and the late French court that of the  Tuileries. because their headquarters  were in the palaces of St. Jamas and  tlie Tuileries respectively, so the Turkish court got the name Sublime Porte  because its headquarters were in the  palace of Bab-i-Humayun, or the Lofty  Gate, in Constantinople. The name  lias been attached to the building in  that city which, shelters the four principal departments of*>the~-!Government.  NEW LACE MAKING.  A  NOVEL IDEA MODELED ON RICH OLD  DESIGNS.  (Crocodiles and 'Gators at the Zoo..  The monster alligator, which now  measures some 10 feet in length,' came  from the Mississippi when about 12  months old, some nine, years ago.  Hideous, huge and hidebound in armor  of horn, it swings round like an enormous eft,and as it lies just beneath the  surface of "the water shows more clearly than any book can pioture the curious adaptation to surroundings of the  carnivorous water lizard. .The eyes  on their raised, orbits are set like dormer'windows in the head. Tlie nostrils  are two tiny slits in a raised boss at the  end of the nose. Apparently, the sluggish beast is a quick breather, for the  respirations'are at the rate of 28 per  minute, or nearly double that of a man  at rest. Crocodiles from the Nile, India and Ceylon share the waters with  the alligators. * The crocodile evidently bears the same analogy to the alligator as the frog to the toad. It is  lighter in color and in build, and a  more active as well as a more malicious creature.- ,  Neither is it so entirely hideous,'  though the lower jaw shows projecting  tusks like those of a wild boar. Tlie  creature's eyes,celebrated in connection  with the ''crocodile tears," with which  legend declared that it-attracted : its  sympathizing victims to the bank of  the stream,'.-are, highly ..'."decorative,"  if not beauViful. Tlie head, narrow  and flat, resembles the head "of a snake;  the nose is sharp, and the fixed and  motionless eyes are of the palest dusty  gold, set in a,' short, horny pillar of a  Bristol, Gloucester and Portland is I deeper golden brown. The crocodile's  the    most  profitable  business   of the   coat of armor is less complete than that  Luce Applique With Fnr n-itd Piclted  Oat With, .levrels ��������� Golden Sent.  Beaver and Fine Sable Fur Introduced Upon the Heavier Luces.  In tentative fashion last year foreign  modistes introduced what some of them  now declare will be the feature of the  coming season���������to wit. lace applique  with fur and picked out with jewels.  Was ever such regality known since  mediaeval days? Such blending of the  people, but when bait is slack in run-  ging, they turn -their attenoion to  lobstering, ' mackerel fishing. and  catching porgies for the big oil and  fertilizing factory opposite the island in Bristol.  After a- successful- haul of bait a  large white flag is hoisted on the  high ground in the center of the island. With a glass it may be discovered far out to sea, when, come  the Grand Bankers and others, like  ua- j buzzards, attracted by tho casualties  of battle.  . The people have comfortable homes  and arc prosperous and contented.  Like the fishermen at Deer Isle they,  are famous  for  their skill  as  sailors.  Tim  Origin  ������f   Peking.  For the* origin of Peking the reader is referred to the chronicles of  Asia. The city is very old; perhaps  5,000 or 10,000 years, or 20,000 if  you like. At all events it fell to the  Tsin dynasty 222 B.C., and-, was' captured by Genghis Khan in 1215.'; It  is now divided into two parts, the  Tartar quarter ��������� of 12 square miles;  surrounded by a buttressed wall 50  feet high and' 40 ���������������������������feat >��������� thick, and  within which are the Imperial and  official residences ; and the Chinese  section,' containing the industrial population, with -their .housw,.' shops,  and mercantile, warehouses. The circumference of the dual city is 20  miles, and the population 2,000,000.  liound the Imperial palace a wall*  incloses an area of a mile square,  within which none may enter "but the  royal family and those , connected  therewith,- or unless ���������.occupying .some,  high official position. Ju the Tartar  city is (..he Lama temple, which contains a .statue oi Buddha 60 feet in  height, of wood and clay overlaid  with bronze.���������Bancroft, the New Pacific.  Then the Bill Wa* Paid.  "Do you suppose it's really possible  for a man to. fast a week without really injurious effects, doctor?"  "Ah!" exclaimed the doctor.  "Thoughtful man! Considerate mortal! You're planning to save ..enough  money to pay that little bill you owe  me.'I suppose."   Times  Dave  Chnrij������ed.  Things have changed since Shakespeare's days. The schoolboy does not  go ''creeping like a snail, unwillingly  to school." He takes a trolley car.���������  Baltimore American.  Expensive.  "My daughters music/' sighed the  mother, "has been a great expense."  I "Indeed?" returned the guest. Some  neighbor sued you, I suppose."���������Boston  I Traveler.  of the alligator, and its quick, vivacious movements make it far more  troublesome to the keepers when tlie  tank has to be refilled and cleansed  than the big alligators, which will  allow themselves to be used as stepping  stones as the water ebbs away.���������Loudon Spectator.  "What Is a, Drunkard?  Mr. Justice "Williams, who presides  over one,of the Criminal Courts of  Melbourne, Australia, was recently  asked, during tlie progress of a divoroc  case, to dciine what constituted an  habitual drunkard. .His reply defined  what did not constitute an habitual  drunkard, and he carefully remarked  that he did not want to be misquoted  or misunderstood.  Tlie case before the court was one ol  divorce brought by a woman against  her husband for confirmed and habitual  .drunkenness. It 'was the .defence  whish raised a question which brought  from the Judge a reply that '-."A. man  who got drunk every Saturday night  after his week's.work was over and remained drunk over Sunday was not an  habitual drunkard. Ii' I-'classed such  men as habitual.drunkards I would be  compelled to divorce .two-thirds'of- the  labor population of the country/'  This latter sentence raised a howl of  indignation against Justice Williams,  and formed the subject ol' inquiry in  the House of Assembly. The Judge  afterward wrote to tlie -Premier, making apologies, and .saying'that when  he made the remark lie. had no thought  of .the construction which might be put  on his hurriedly spoken words.  Open.Towanl Heaven.  Keep your heart's window always  open toward heaven., ��������� Let the blessed  light of .Testis' countenance shine in.  It will turn to rainbows. The last receipt is best. It is all very well to say,  "Do right and'you'll be happy," but-^  there is something more than that  needed. We must let the spring of our  lives be in Christ, letting His Spirit  guide us in all we do.���������Dr. T. L.  Cuyler.  The Trouble.  "Some doctors says that incurable  patients should be -helped to die."  "Well, that would be all right If the  doctors drew the line at the incurable  ones oulv."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Carane nnd Effect.  Short���������Your friend* Grasplt evidently  knows the value of money.  Long-How much did you try to  touch him for?���������Chicago Record.  NEW FUK LACK.  rich and rare is a consummation that  will prove as fuel to the extravagant  ' tastes of the hour.    How to compass  fashion's" demands in this particular.  how "to arrive at' this acme of the  superb and elegant, is a problem for all  but the most fortunate. Passing by  the jewels for tbe moment, an English  fashion authority' grapples as follows  with what is expected to be the dominant idea" In lace trimmings���������tlie introduction of fur as an applique on the  lace pattern:     !  As these laces are likely to be very  costly, and from their nature only small  quantities can be used, it would be  wise to devote a little time to producing at home short lengths, which will  convert a simple dress into a very  handsome one. Many gowns will be  made with a distinct front breadth,  and these front breadths are to be narrow. The new fur lace will fall at the  hem, It will not need to be put on full  In any way, and it will be repeated as a  vest. low "bodice height, tlie straight  portion put in at the waist, the scallops  appearing at the top. The design which  appears in the first cut Is exactly suited. The foundation for tbe fur is  French batiste,' and where these * large  bold lilies and the" finer leaves are  shown it is there that the,fur has to be  applique, the markings'and the outline  .worked either in buttonhole stitch or  with a fine lace cord or in gold cord.  The scallops have a foundation of network, the edge worked with French  embroidery cotton Nos. 30 and 100,  and the uniting bars have the pieots  familiar to all lace workers.  A golden seal, brown seal and beaver  are the best furs for the purpose unless fine sable can be used, but it is  possible to procure from furriers small  cuttings which, though Invaluable for  lace, are useful fer very few other purposes, and some of the cleverest makers of .this lace adopt their patterns to  the morsels they have In hand.  For all such laces it is necessary to  have some bold, substantial flowers,  and it would seem that such laces  never look so well as on a groundwork  of net. But it is always necessary that  with the fur.there should be a background of either lace stitches or linen  applique, which blonds well with the  dark fur, that alone would seem too  heavy and somber. Indeed the fur  ought to be. used sparingly, that it  may not be too heavy for the lace.  A great recommendation in this work  Is that It gives plenty of scope for ingenuity. I have chosen a leaflet (see  second cut) that 1 have seen introduced  LEAFLET WORKED IN FUR.  on the top of a low bodice, down the  sides of the skirt and forming the border to a bertha on another, all of which  hail from Paris. There were only two  leaflets of fur, and tbe rest were worked with the stitches, as shown.    "  The lace must be of the heaviest  makes for this new work. Italian laces,  English point, Spanish point and some  of the pr,etty French laces are all suitable, and It is astonishing how much effect a very little fur makes.  Desreneraey of the Stage.  "Did you enjoy "Uncle Tom's Cabin'  at tbe matinee. Aunt Lucinda?"  "No; It didn't have half so many  deathbeds as It used to have when I  was young."���������Chicago Record.    '  The Head of the Class.  The Teacher���������Where is the caribou  found?   Thomas, you may answer.  Tommy Tucker���������Tbe caribou is found  in the Caribbean sea.���������Chicago Tribune,  MATRON AND MAID.  Heinrich   Heine's   sister,   Frau   Charlotte von Embden, has-just passed  her-  hundredth birthday.  Maria Culbertson was born in 1799 ami  celebrated her centenary Sept. $ in Nfir  maha county, Neb.    Mrs. Culbertson i������-  remarkably vigorous. ' ,  '  Miss Eva Smith of New York is making   a- neat  income   by   painting   mend  Christmas   cards.     Her   work   ist  prinr .  cipally for private functions.  Miss. Floretta Vining of Hull, Masa^  owns nine newspapers. - They came to  her by her father's will, and she- overlooks the running of them herself.  Since 1824 Mary Harley has beeu making annual tramps from Bangor to New  York, a  distance of 450 miles.-   Sho is-  now 90 years old, but is hale and hearty -  for a woman of her years.  Mile. Morelli of the Ilageuback show  fought and conquered an unruly leopard,  not  long  ago.    Although   Mile.  Morelli'  was victor in the'struggle, she has several ugly wounds given her by the beast.  Sarah Bernhardt, with regard to whose ���������  strange pets new anecdotes are continually circulated, is now dividing her attention between a snake and young tiger.  Tbe snake she carries about with her,,  caressing it with every indication of affection.  Mrs..Emma Louise Hitchcock,-wife of  Professor Hitchcock of Washington, is-  organizing an expedition which she will  lead to the famous,Cocos island to. hunt ,  the fabled $30,000,000 treasure supposed  to be buried there. Mrs. Hitchcock ia  already a wealthy woman.  Mrs. Mary, Murphy of North Bergen,  N. J., has been arrested five times'as a  common scold.    After her'last arrest she-,  sued the plaintiff, John O'Hare, for'injuries to her nerves  resulting, from her  , arrest upon his complaint, but the jury,  brought in a verdict for the defendant. ���������  Miss Minona Stearns Fitas, the head,of  the Chicago Woman's Ownership league,* -  comes of a family  which has produced  several * women    which -.has- produced  movements.    One of her siBters is the  ,  mayor of Florence, Or., and auother Is .  head of the Wisconsin library commission. '  -   Ella Ewing, the giantess, has completed her'residence near Gorin, Mo.    The'  house was built on a scale proportionate ,  with Miss Ewing's needs.   The doors are'  ten feet high, and the ceilings and windows  look  like  those of  fabled  giants*  castles." She is still growing and is-now 8-  feet 4 inches tall.  Miss Mary Ellen Sigsbec, daughter ot  the    famous   Captain ' Sigsbee   of    the  Maine,   fell  in, love   with   Balfour   Kerr l-  while  pursuing the   study   of art.     She *  is- an  independent little body and   married him without announcing her' inten-  ������������������*  tion to do so.    Of course they were forgiven and are now very happy.  ��������� ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  ' _:  ,  ���������  The soil'for fruit trees should be ot a.  good quality.  Transplant a tree with as little mutilation of the roots as possible.  Sod is a protection  to an orchard in,  winter.     Tt is an exceptional case when  it is best to plow in the fall.  A  few apple and   peach  trees should   ���������  be planted every year in order to keep  up a good supply on the farm.  Cultivation of all young trees, at least *  for some years after planting, is an essential conditiou of good growth.  Cutting out the dead wood may be  done at any time without injury. One  advantage in doing it now is that it can  be plainly seen. *.  In selecting trees for planting, the  roots should be long and strong enough  and the top light enough to make staking  unnecessary wheu transplanting.  In most cases it is better to grub out  and burn trees that are sickly or stunted -  than to attempt to restore them to vigor.  Diseased wood never becomes souud.  The best yield of fruit and that of the  best quality is grown on a rich, thoroughly cultivated soil. To maintain the  fertility plenty of manure must be used.  THE ROYAL BOX.  The empress of Germany gets from 400  to 500 new dresses each year.  The king of Greece rarely dons a uniform, but when he does he shows a  marked preference for light colors.   ;  The khedive of Egypt, whose salary is  $500,000 a year, complains that that sum  is'.not-sufficient to meet his household expenses, and he will have to dismiss some  of his wives.  Queen Emma of Holland's sister,  Princess Elizabeth of Waldeck-Pyrmont,  is about to marry a young German nobleman who has a strongly developed strain  of Hebrew blood in his veins. Count Er-  bach Sclioenticrg. whoso mother is a  princess of Battenberg.  Menelek of Abyssinia cuts rather a  quaint ligure when he gets himself up iu  style. He is G feet in height and wears  a silk handkerchief lied round his head,  on the top of which is set a Quaker hat  in a jaunty position. A black coat, richly  embroidered, reaching almost down to  his  heels,  is   worn  over  a profusion  of  white linen. \  An Enthusiast's Invention.  "What's that iron socket Billy has  got strapped on his back?"  "That's an umbrella holder, so be  can Dlay golf In tbe rali������ ������ V  i';-  K  V  I  V  WOMAN AND HOME.  AN   ELDERLY   BOSTON WOMAN  WHO  TAUGHT  THE  DEWEVS.  One Ca������u Iu a Thoosnnil���������The' Bena-  tlful Child ��������� Always n. Woiuau'a  Fault���������Ivltelien Economy In France.  '   First Xmincrj   t������  Anirrlca.  There is an old young woman���������more  than fourscore years���������now living in Boston whose memoirs would make an invaluable fund of anecdotes about ruinous-)  people. She is Mr:<" Hannah [lardy,  daughter of Stephen Evans, one of Vermont's first settlers, and her mother was  a cousin of Daniel Webster.  The visits which the famous orator  paid to her home are among her vivid  recollections, and she carefully treasures  many little articles 'which' once belonged  to him. ,  1 During her school leaching days she  met many children who have since then  become famous in the different walks of  'Jife. _She herself tells of her experiences  An t'his way:  "1 'commenced' .to teach school  when 1  *pas only  10 years old. and  my first at-  MUS.  HANNAH IIAKDY.  :tempt was in Littleton. N. 13., just across  the  Connecticut- river   from   Waterford.  < ryt.,"-explains Mrs. Hardy. . "I 'boarded  .mound.' as tbex then used to say. among  ��������� the  scholars'  parents, each  farmer  who  ��������� hud-children to send  havingcme stay's  length of time proportionate to tho dumber of children seat to school.  "Among the pupils wei-e the elder sisters   of   Admiral   Dewey.     It   was   the'  ���������mother  of George   Dewey   who induced  >me to drink my first cup of tea while 1  , 'boarded at their house.   I bad always before drunk cold  water or milk  with  ray  . meals,   hut   she   insisted   that  a   young  woman who taught school should be considered-old enough,to drink tea at supper,  which in.ttiose days we had promptly at  * 5 ..o'clock, as dinner was always just <m  itne stroke of 12."  One Case In m. Thoaa������a4.  The hair should he cut* at the ends every month to piomote the gr������.wih. It  ���������mould be washed every two weeks and  should lie brushed every night, and morning to make it soft and silky.  If the child's teeth are irregular and  inclined to decay, do not delay in talc  ing.it to a dentist. The teeth of a child  lequire great care.and should be cleaned  every morning and at night on puiting  the little one to bed. The teeth should  also be cleaned after each meal.        ?  A   child   may   be   born   with   personal  beauty, but good  manners are acquwi'd  Vet without the good manners the chilli's,  beauty will be little admired.    The moth  t>r roust  strive to teach her child  those  early   lessons in  gentility that no  after  training can ever equal in value.  A mother cannot expect good health  iu a child unless she follows hygienic  rules. The .child should be put to bed  at 5 o'clock iu the evening after it has  eaten a light meal of bread and milk  or porridge. The sleeping rooms should  be well ventilated, with a southern exposure.  A child ought to rise at 7 o'clock in  the morning and have a light breakfast,  consisting of a soft boiled egg and toast.  With this it maj* have a glass of milk  diluted with water, but tea and coffee  should never be give" to it.  A great mistake, made by American  mothers is that they allow the children  the same food that they themselvps take,  and the \lelieate stomachs of -the little'  ones are disastrously called-on to do the  same work,as those of grown persons.  ,,.,Wliat food should a'.childbe given?  Plenty of milk, soft boiled eggs, toast and  a moderate amount of fruit in season.  Very little meat should be served to it,  and chat only at noon. AD kinds of vegetables that are in season are proper food.  Broths are" nourishing and puddings  made of milk and eggs. It would be better for children's stomachs if they did mot  know what nuts and candies were.  [f  mothers  would  rear their  children  according   to   this    regimen,   dyspepsia  would  not be so alarmingly on  the re- -  crease.     , --*.  o i was brought _ up according" to - the  above plan, and in my fiftieth year I can  eat anything in the way of food without  feeling any bad effects. Moreover,, it has  preserved my "health and' strength in a  way that surprises all those who know me.  All this I owe to my mother's careful attention to my diet'when 1 was'.a child.���������  Mary Scott Rowland.  use of herbs. They nse many of these-to  which tbe American cook is a stranger.  For instance, the marigold, which is quite  as popular in France as either sweet  marjoram or summer savory is with New  England housewives. So dinner, however simple, is complete without a salad.  and it may be fairly said that "every  herb bearing seed which is upon the face  of the earth" has its place in the French  cuisine. They say in 'England that a  French cook will make ten dishes from a  nettle top. and,certainly dozens of things  which we regard as worthless weeds find  ready sale,in the markets of Paris anda  place on French tables.���������Mrs. Moses P.  flandv in Good Housekeeping.  There is a gentleman in this city who     uave nev,fir even 8������ inuch aB "looked at  Alwmy������ -m. WmnanSi Stan-It.  There is nothing on earth that makes  one more provoked than the tendency of  some persons to lay the blame for every  misfortune that occurs to a man on the  shoulders of his poor wife, who has .no  possible means of retaliation, but must  just simply bear -tlie odium that docs not  rightfully rest upon her. There is another phase of this question equally prone 'to  arouse my indignation, and that is when  persons assert that mo man would,dare  to'speak to a woman on the street unless  he'. received sonic encouragement Irom  ber. '    .     " .       ���������    ���������'  This is all aoasense. 1 know at least .a  dozen pretty modest young women  who  First Nunnery In America.  The history of religious orders for women on this continent dates hack to the  day over *200 years ago when Louis Le  Grand issued letters patent for the establishment, of the first religions bouse  for women iu the new world, says the  ��������� Chicago Times-Herald. The island of  Montreal was thou but a picturesque outpost of civilization. Day after day and  night after night the inhabitants of the'  little duster of huts behind the palisades  lived in terror of the scalping knives of  hostile Mohawks. . A rude tent was the  only temple of God. a gigantic tree of  the forest its steeple.      . ,  It was to found,a community in this  desolate spot that the royal seal of th*  .grand monarch was placed upon the  project of Margaret Bourgeois, a young  woman from Troyes, * Brittany. Bishop  Laval of Quebec : welcomed the young  woman and her brave band of assistants.  Immediately they began their self appointed task of teaching both the children  of the pioneers aud their dusky "little  companions.   ��������� *  ___'    ���������_ b  With equal care and charity they attended the sick soldiers languishing in  the hospital tent within the stockade.  For nearly half a century Margaret  Bourgeois lived, seeing in that time her  community rolls increased by the names  of scores of recruits, whose zeal, like t������e  sphere of their usefulness in the growing  land, seemed boundless.  The successors of'Margaret Bourgeois  teach today.in the schoolrooms of Montreal and Quebec. The great boarding  school/Villa Maria,, in the former city,  has graduated almost as many American girls as-Canadian ones, and its fame  is as wide as the continent. The sisters  ���������of Notre Dame de Congregation, as the  ���������members of this order are called, have  ���������pushed away beyond the Canadian border also and established houses in various  states of America.  The Touchstone of Amiability.  Is'there any woman who cannot be  amiable? Do not understand me to  mean the forced sweetness that degenerates into flattery. Such an attitude is  unworthy. The first definition of "amiable" given in the dictionary is "worth.v of  love." To be worthy of love we must  get ourselves into right relationship with  the world. Love begets love, and the  woman who would be amiable in the  highest sense innst learn to love her M-  low man. 'She should seek out the older  people and find what delightful companionship she has hitherto missed. If  she will sympathize with the younger  boys and girls^ she ean be most helpful  in their affairs of heart and ambition. The  love affair of Jack of 21 and Betty of 18  may seem to her foolish in the light of  her larger, deeper experience, but she  should remember her own life story and  bring some of the great tenderness which  seeks for an outlet to the unraveling of  their tangled ,skeins of perplexity.���������Temple Bailey in Woman's Home Companion.  To clean grease spots from books'open  a book which is spotted so that beneath  the spot yon can lay n little heap of pulverized French chalk or magnesia. On  the upper'side of the spot lay a similar  amount and put a warm iron ou top of  all. The heat will dissolve the grease,  the chalk M'ill absorb it. but. that it may'  not run through to the leaf below, protect this by a thickness of cardboard or  close brown paper. '     '  Cii\lAttih>:s > U)M ji-\.'  KITTY'S  FIRST   MOUSE.  Uewsic Wa* J������Seuwe������J That Sotliiuc So-  rioiiN t:ssj������t>e������;ed  to   "Un:*.:*-.  "Bessie,    Bessie.'    ������-uii:c    q*u. !:!y.    aud  called   Aunt   Cilu.  'mis  the aiiftwexv  : down.    She held  kitten   of   three*  Is fond of telling the story of how be got  ���������Uis first start in the world.   *  "Before I was married." he said, **1 received a pretty fair salary, spending every ceut of it as I  went along.    Then I  fell in love. but. try as I would, 1 could  not see how two could manage on what  had scarcely  been enough  for one.     We  .talked   it  over,   she  and   1.  and  considered   the  question  of  ways  and  means.  She thought we could  manage with my  ���������salary, and we were both so desperately  .In love with  one another that  we  were  .brave to������the point of rashness and  were  ��������� married.     I  did  not care to assume the  responsibility  of making that  salary  go  uround. ami so questions of finance were  left ito my wife.    We lived modestly, but  very   comfortably,   and   gradually   added  iprerty things to the little stock of fnrni-  ������   'ture we had begun with, until at the end  of .five years we had all we had space for.  .Of-course ,my salary had increased in that  ;time.   hut  so had  rhe  family,   and   there  were ���������hundreds of demands for which we  .and made no allowance when we discussed ithe subject before marriage.  "One day in the course of the day's  work 'I made the discovery that if i had  $1,000 .to use immediately 1 could make  .un investment that would he worth several .thousands before the week v.-as out.  That .night ;l went home dispirited and  .discouraged, J. began-to, think., of the  dog^i .life 1 *was'leading, living from day  to day avith no '.prospect, of anything better, .as*;far ..as, I could see. and,, by tbe  ���������thru* i had i-eached home I was cross and  Tacit urn, bill a good dinner put me in a  lietler :hii:UK),r.. a,ud as wo-sat'together in  ;*������<���������*dining room .after the children had  {rone lo bed 1 iold .the dear woman about  till* fortune that we .had. missed because  i did not have a paltry...$1,000.  '"'How soon will you need itV" she  asked when I had finished the story. I  told her that the money would have to he  forthcoming within the next three days  and asked her if she did not wish she  had a fairy godmother to supply the  want.  " 'I will have it ia three days.' she replied confidently, and I took the answer  as a joke.and thought little more about  it. But imagine my surprise on the third  day when she handed rue a check for  the amount. There had not been a.year  since we were married that she did not  save at least a couple of hundred dollars,  and she had kept her own counsel about  it, too, lending it in small sums to the  best advantage. A thousand dollars may  not seem much to you, but it was a  mighty large sum to ma in those days, I  made the investment and made several  thousands, and the first thing I did was  to pay her back what she had lent me.  The little bit of capital I then had was  all I needed to make a start with, and  from it has come all the money I have  fiinee been able to make." ��������� St. Louis  C lobe-Democrat.  man tbey did not know who iha-ve 'been  addressed in tbe"most familiar fashion by  some well dressed loafer who thought his  personal charms so great that he could  with ease break down the .barriers of  conventionality aad good breeding and he  forgiven toy the feminiue object of his  admiration. That many such iha*ve received the punishment they deserved  goes without saying, but many .more are  merely ignored. - The girl is too refined  to create a scene, and thus when he has  received only a silent suub, hardly noticeable by the passersby. he goes on his  way to tackle another one who has not  encouraged him a whit more than the  first, despite ail masculine assertions to  the contrary. ���������  Men can fail���������men do fail���������in business  without having their failure caused by  their wives' extravagance. Men do drink  without being driven to it by the coquetries of their wives with other men or an  absence of congeniality in their homes,  and men do speak to women ou the street  without being in the least bit encouraged  so to do. They take a chance, and it is a  pity that they are let down so easily  when that chance is not in their favor.'  But even if they were caught in the very  commission of their act of effrontery they  would probably brazen it out aud lay the  blame on the innocent woman.  Ever since the day when Adam, the  coward, wriggled out bfc the responsibility  for his misdoing by saying, "Tlie woman  tempted me. and I did eat." men have  been inventing lame excuses for their  failings and arc glad, enough, to saddle  the Maine on 'the opposite sex. though  they know in their ln-arts they arc taking  refuge in the most palpable subterfuges  that deceive very few women at least,  whatever they may make'men believe ou  the subject.���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  Tbe Beautiful Child.  In what does the beauty of a child  consist, and how can such beauty be obtained ? Is it in the hair, in the teeth, in  the manners or in something on which  tl] these are dependent���������good healthV  Xvftohen Economy In  Prance.  There is a saying to the effect  that a  French family  can-live in  comfort upon  .what  an   American   family  of the  same  size  wastes,  and  while this  is  a  strong  way of putting it there is no doubt that  in every American household many things  find their way to the slop pail which  in  France  would   reappear in  the guise  of  toothsome dishes.    For example. I  have  eaten a delicious soup made from the water in which spinach had been boiled and  the bones of a small chicken from which  every   particle  of  meat  had  apparently  been   removed.     Economy  is  a  cardinal  virtue in France, and the thrifty housewife saves on everything; not a scrap of  meat,  of  bread   or of cold  vegetable  is  thrown  away.     Dainty  rechauffes, crisp  Croquettes, salads, etc., are all concocted  from materials which many an American  housewife who regards herself as a model  of  economy   would   reject  as not   worth  keeping.     Every  drop  of  the   water   in  which   either   meat   or   vegetables   have  been boiled is kept to form the basis of  soup, so exquisitely flavored that one forgets to question whether it is nourishing  or  not,   having  full  evidence  of  its  appetizing qualities.    Still, the French as a  rule do not season food highly; the result  ia chiefiy accomplished by the judicious  M������rry t������ Be Educated.  ill a girl in Russia-wishes to study at  1 any; of the universities in that country,  etiquette does not allow her to do so until  she is married    ������;������������  she goes' through  the civil ceremony of' marriage with a  man student,  whom .very  probably  she  has never seen before, and-this marriage  is, quite legal,' though perhaps they ,may  never speak to each otherjagain:   On th<  ���������other hand, if tliey like'each other and  wish   it,  they  are  married"- for life.     If  they   don't,   the   marriage   is   dissolved  when their university course is finished,  and tliey are free to marry someone else.  The   celebrated   mathematician,   Sonya  Kovalcvski,    whose    autobiography    attracted  considerable  notice a  few years  ago.   went   through   the   marriage  ceremony   with  a   student   whom   she   then  saw  for  the first  time  and   whs  afterward became her husband.    The education  of women  in  Russia  stands better  than in most European countries, owing  to the persistent .efforts of the Russian  women  themselves.     By  1886 they  bad  managed to get four university colleges  for women, with 1,4-42 students; one medical   academy,   with   300   students,   and  numerous   intermediate   schools.     Thero  are   700   women   doctors   in   Russia,   of  whom  nearly  one-half  are  employed   in  the     civil     service,      chiefly      by     the  Zemstvos.  Her Canal Signature.  A short time since the daughter of a  millionaire drove up to the door of a  jeweler's shop, went in and selected a  turquoise and diamond ring valued at  $230. Sho made' out ber check for that  sum and passed it to the assistant.  The alert young man glanced at it and  then looked inquiringly up at the young  woman and said. "There is some mistake  here. 1 think."  The young woman flushed and asked if  the check was not for the right amount.  She was told it was. but���������  "But. whatV" she exclaimed frigidly.  "Do you mean that my cheek is not ac-  ���������ceptahleV" ������  .'The   assistant   acknowledged   that   he  knew   who  the  young   woman'   was.   but'  explained  that  the check   was not  made  out just as it should be. and he handed it  back.  The girl ran her. eye over it and then  turned sr deep crimson. "Oh*" she exclaimed, "J see!"  And then she proceeded to make out  Another check. -She had signed, the first  one, "Your own sweetheart. .Jessie."���������  Boston Traveler.  ������������������ Cream* is a most.nourishing article of  diet, and many delicate children with'  small appetites digest it easily and thrive  upon it. ��������� It can be givem a teaspoonful  at a time, in a baby's bottle. Older children can have it added to their porridge,  and- if may also be used spread upon  bread. '        *"   J. f i  Among the Germans is a popular dish  of apples and almonds.    A quantity of  apple sauce is liberally' besprinkled with -  almonds cut into strips, the whole dusted  with cinnamon.   It is eaten with a boiled  custard. '  The yellow spots so common in bine  black silks may be removed by rubbing  them with a small piece of, sponge dipped  in hartshorn.  bring kilty with you."  up the stairs.  "What for. auntie';"  as Bessie came ruiini::;  a pretty . little .-tabby  months old.-in her baby arms.  "Cook say*, ithere'is fmuou-c  back'of  the kitchen, dear," replied'auntie, as (she.  lifted the little girl- off the  lust step of  the stairs.  "A  live mouse!" cried  Bessie,  iroiling.  down    the    passage    a iter    her    auntie..  "Why.  hasn't  if  inn  away?    It   will^ be  '  kitty's first mouse, won't it. auntieV"  "Yos,  and  I  think  it   will   be monsie's.' '  first, kitty  too.    Cook  says  it  is' a   very-  little''one," said miotic.  Opening   a   door   at   the   end   of   the.  ,passage. Bessie ran into the kitchen.  "Where is the mousie, cookV" she asked.    "I've brought kitty."      -        *   .    '  ii"Be very quiet, Bessie." said cook as-  she led the way to the little yard back'of  ihe kitchen. "He'll come out again in a  minute if you wait." ,  Bessie put downxlbe kitten, who. 'never*'  having seen a mouse before. sat*down on'.-  tbe steps wondering why he wasawak-'-  , - V  .~V-  - t>'re  **  .-   >������, ,-L'V<  <*    "J   ~t  "* r _.*V * *-      .  -st '-*)*2:1  *-"V U.'l  71 i"5*."*!"!*;? I  1 ���������> <-,  ���������,5S������    *  ������������������'���������  "7 -  *", -'  BOTH Cl'I'PIUSEO.  fUa Finish.  >*������,  Hippo^Yum, ynm! A-peculiar plum  pudding���������plum and all.���������New York  Journal.  finite at Sixes and Sevens.  The Parson���������Remember, deacon,  there are two sides to every question.  Tbe Deacon���������Two sides! What are  you talking,about? There is tbe soprano's, the alto's, tbe tenor's and the  bpsfl'.���������Yonkers Statesman.  An Eeeentrie Maori  Princes*.  The .Maoris of New Zealand are a curi-  oii9 mixture of the old and new order.  There is a Maori princess today, for instance, who was in her youth very handsome. She and her cousin, whom she  was to marry, won great praise many  years ago by swimming out to a wreck  through a terrific sea. carrying a life line.  She is quite a personage in society,  dresses as well as the white women, does  her hair elegantly and has a beautiful  house. But if anything brings a concourse of natives to her vicinity she at  once becomes a Maori and may he seen  with her hair so lately beautifully coif-  fured'tangled about her face and shoulders and wreathed with willow, crouching on the ground smoking a pipe or joining the tangi or nose rubbing.���������St. Louis  Globe-Democrat.  Head  Cheese, or Souse.  In   farm   homes  the  byproducts,  if  they   may   be  called   so.  of  the  hog3  are worth nearly as much as the big  meat and may be converted into good  food.    The  Ladies'   World  gives this  recipe for head meat, head cheese or  souse, as It is variously called: Clean  the head and cook until the meat will  leave the bones.    When cool,  remove  all bones, being careful to get all little bones and splinters, or they might  break your chopper.    Run through -the  meat chopper and  season as follows:  One and one-half tablespoonfuls each  of salt and ground  black pepper, two  tablespoonfuls of sage to each gallon  of ftmeat.    Mix  thoroughly,  pack  into  jars and  weight.    If some is wished  pickled, .good.. cider   vinegar   may   b������  do it red over It.  Hansom Cab Ana en I tie*.  "It appears that; there's a fashionable and an unfashionable way of  sitting in a hansom cab."  "I suppose the unfashionable way Is  to let your feet hang over the dashboard/' - '  eaed from bis cozy .nap on Bessie's, soft,'���������",  bed.    Very sboii-thc Nearest.'tiniest, tim--*"  idest gray  mouse 'Bessie  had  ever 'seen _  ran out'from under the grate and looked'* '  round   with   his   bright' black   eye.-C     He,  did  not seem a  hit  afraid, of. kitty. .hue  ran up lo him and held up his little nose  for a kiss.    As kitty  was not -very  I������ti������f  no   doubt   inousie   thought    it-, was   his  mother.       '     >    '  , , -       ' *'*.,    .*- "  "Kitty   thinks.   'What   a   funny   little -_ "-  thing!'" said  Bessie in  a wh'ispcr'Jis'iie'-..  bent down and smelled it.   Mousie gave* a/ ���������'<���������  little'jump and raii-away as fast-, a.* he   ._<  could go.    Then kilty sprang after him; ^'t  "Oh. be wilt kill . the poor littje"  mousie!" cried Bessie, jumping np-ffimv  her chair. * ' , .. '-V <  "No, ���������* he   won't.     Look,    dear!     IleV  gone!"'said anutie. ' "And! _sure4enough'.'  at that 'moment  Master Mousi? .reached  his hole, under the fence "and -ran. .jit*.' !?,'<  with'a. squeak of joyi������, ''*" ������������������ ' -       '' \ ^  Bessie' picket) >yp the* -kitten. ^"Poor  kitty! . Don'ff /-be disappointed. Nevermind if you have lost him. I'll giveyom  a nice dinner instead." '.   .  Then she added as she ran up -stairs,..  "You're o very good little kitty to let.  mousie ruu homo aad' not1 kiir'him-'"'���������  CieO'.inat'i EDonirer. .       t  V*_������  .    -������  To Make a Telephone.  There are many hoys and girls who  would like lo' know the way to make a  telephone. A great deal of fun can be ,  had with a homemade telephone, and if  the directions following are carried out  any girl or lioy who desires to be <the  possessor of one can have his or her wish  gratified. Procure a couple of empty cocoa tins: knock out the bottom of each. .  and you will lb������-o, of course, have left  two thiu tubes. Next glue a piece of  cartridge cpapar over the mouth of one  end of each of your lubes, taking care to  stretch the paper tightly over the open-'  ing. Make a small hole in th'e center of'  each piece of paper: lake a piece of string  of whatever length you care to have it~  and then pass one end through each hol������.-  afterward making a couple of knots ar  each end of tlie siring, so as to prevent  the latter from coming out of tho holes.  This done, your telephone is complete .  and quite ready for, use. The personk  who are to converse with one another  each take hold of a lube and stretch this  string quite taut. The one who intends  speaking first merely puts the tube to his  month and speaks into it. while the other  person places the opposite tube (6"his  ear. A conversation can be carried on  in this manner in. a whisper.-even ��������� at a  distance of 100 feet. '  ���������J  ;-!<���������' '*  ���������r   Jtf  ."<.  *���������*.   fa I  -���������.,; *irf.fl_sl  ���������sV^i'.isJyr  - -��������� .* ��������� "tyj I  {.''A'KM  ~ > ���������*-"  i-'W'.il  ���������*'' *vy|  --. **w  ���������jort*;--;'  '������������������  k"'*'i>.|  ���������'   ���������"--���������lit  >���������** ���������  1-v-*V  Vt:v~l  .,   .���������������***������ I  -      St'i  ,      ���������*.--���������  ��������� rf  Tlie Difference.  Wee tMl>r*l is stu'li u pet  At soliool among: I lie rest!  "T!ie biih.vl" [.on and Charlie say,  Who love her quite the best.  Tliey show hor how to string her beads  And weave her paper mat.  Tliey lanpli nt all her cunning ways  Anil kiss her lingers fat.  F. L. Schofield, Shelbyville, Mo��������� sold  to H. P. House, West Liberty. Ia.. the  roadster stallion Gene Wilkes. 2:40.  trial 2.-321/2, by Bay Wilkes,' 2:20%, son  of Bourbon Wilkes. This horse has  paced an eighth in 1S% seconds.  lifts Cliuveb MjmIc From n.Tree.  Think  of an  cniiic church'.-being constructed ol* the win*)  from  ;t single tree!  Santa  Clara. Cat.,  has mieli  a  house'of  worship.    In 1.Nr>'{ the first. Baptist service   held   in .thai   region   was   conducted  under an oak tree.    When the same Baptist   society   decided   to   build   a   church,  the site on which the tree stood wns selected.     Thia    monster'    of    the    forest,  which  cast  an acre of shade,   was  then  cut. down at ������ height of 25 fort, and the  timber   was  cut   into   lumber.     The   big  stump was partially hollowed and allowed to stand as the church tower.    A high ���������  steeple was erected on it. and the church  was   buill ' Prom  the  lumber  made   from  the  giant   oak.     When   the  church   was  completed.   I.20O feet of lumber remain-'  e<i unused.    Tbe building is 30 feet wide  by 70 (Vol deep.    Ft is a strong and handsome structure and Ks ono of. the "show  places" of Santa Clara  At noon they lilt her from her chair  And help her with her things,  Tliey button up her little coat  , Ajh] tie her bonnet strings.  They watch and hend and talk to lier  Just like a doll alive.  Because, you w, she's only four,  And they are i ���������.*arly five!  ���������Margaret .Tchnscv ;d  Voutb's Companion.  With a Vnrlntion.  "Lucindy!"  Then the young man in the brown  overalls braced himself with a mighty  effort.  "Lucindy, how would you like"���������  Here be gasped, but went ahead  heroically.  ���������������������������to be"���������  Here be lowered bis voice to a  whisper.  ���������"the iceman's wife?"  "I'll freeze, to yon. Lorn," softly replied the girl in ibo faded pink "sun-  bonnet.���������Chicago Tribune.  BBi il-"  !iW>   -  L*V''-  rfe    *  J.",1.    .       '  V������i '*.  '*','���������'"' -  1^  Ijs-. - '.V--  I  ���������"/���������'���������  r,  >��������� ,' *  11'  t,.  I *     *-  I,    t     .  TEE   CUMB^KIiAI-TD  NEWS.  Issued Every   Tuesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  EDJ'fl II  Trie coaiiuiis of The Nkw; aiv open *������������������ ���������  ������1m wish to expri-Srt 'In ruin vi������ws on i '<-  er������of public   interest.  While we d-j not h������ld mu selves   resp<������*-  I h  for the utreiancef of conesoondenti.  rei-erve   the  r ght   of   declining   to   i- -���������  cominuniea-ions niiiieees^nrily personally  TUESDAY, MARCH,    6th,   1900  WAR  VICTOSTA  332tt*8.  ntien.  r  O.ites tol<lav  Vinto'ia,   TS.   C,    l-'-b.    2-i ��������� T'-.m   t*"*"  i: ��������� join ned t:)l T.i! 8*1 ty.  Vu-ioiia, B.C  F������b.   21 ���������Tin* air i.s 1' -;c'*  w irh po'iticii   I'liinoij..       Sc'.'uili i   1'no  p'th'.  ' ad a confijrencj   with   Governor    Mclni'-''  ���������-������������������ which it is believed ho h.s!. u1.   foi'   di->    -  Cabinet ii,HKt-is n>e  lu*y   nml-m :  The  on?    HiO^-   .'.'i-ikiriL'    ��������� '  hose is to tff^sfc ih.i-i.Gr.o   M.Xnill ������ i'l '���������>  ci.led on to f rm a Crovt-niioKiit. with W. V,  K. Mori.ues as  ��������� Ascoriit-y-Oeueril, tr.u    lo-  ii*er resigning    his   scan   in   thi-   Di'iriniv'  H-.u'-e in favor ol Jos. Martin.  Vict mm, Feb. '215- N������ hing dt fiuito >t-l  learned of outoomo of political in i-i.-.. J'<,'!���������  i.nderMood Soisilui has not jet r-'s g'icd bin,  ... iii- di-tiuite courts vi fll 1>������ dccidi d up -n  by   Government   Mipporti-rs iu   ciuwu'd   io-  London, Feb. 24 ���������F ghting is proceed in.-  in   the vicii.ity   of  Meters   this   morning.  Gen.    puller's ������dvamv   1-eiug   uppoied   b  bij<   guua   and   rifle   (ire.    Ytsterday   th  ' Boers were   retiring all   day.    Buller  con  tiuu������9 to pass, compel'ing them to retire.  Durban, Feb. 23- The minor 'gab-.  credence that Ladysmith has been relieved  also that Cronjie has surrendered with 6,00U  men aud that Kitchen* r* has been wound** ���������  ia the arm and 1,700 Boers killed an-i  wounded; the  latter includes Gen.  Cronj"  , Paardeberg.���������No    change   in   situation  Shelling   all day   and   during  the   night; ������������������  lar.e   supply   column "arrived.      Report; d  2.000   Boteraaie   operating- north    of tli  plaae.    Last   night after   the last   had been  fired the* Shroptihires   rushed forwards 200  yards to the nver   bed and found  a number  of dead  Boer*.    Freuch   captured  15 nv>r  prifoners,  ,    Buller is   evidently steadily, approaching  "* i '  JBoer lines around'Ladyhinith.  Aruudel, Feb. 23. ���������Boers have formed a  strong jfoje- 7 mile.- we������t of here. General  Clements h'.is kept up.a searching fire on  their kopjics. We ex_.i.cc to i������ke ihe j i ti  tion before sunrise.  >'        :  Strokstroom, Feb- 23.���������Boers have admitted losir.g 5,000Jn an as.-ult on Ladysmith on Jan. G, Gen JouVit i.-i n<������ longer  ia c&nimand. * Several Free Stater* wvfe  floggeil tor cowardice after the buttle of  Beimout.  Berlin, Feb. 24.��������� Several'newspapers hi-ie  announce thev learn from private sources  that Gen, Cronjie has su ceeded in fuicmg  his way through the British,  Cape Town, Feb. 26.���������In Cape Cohu.y  the arms are steadily advancing. Berkley  "East is now in their possession. The Bwtrs  are evacuating the place and retieatina n  Ladygay and have sent to Prest Steyne for  jeiuforcemeuts   to prevent   their surrender���������  London, Feb. 2G.���������It is reported that  Buller and Roberts are waiting to strike tne  final blow on Majuba day.  London, Feb. 26 ������������������The latest from Paad-  erberg showes Cronjies   forces   have  morn  protection from Robert's fire than first despatches indicated.    A   b-dloon   discovered  the enemy   well   covered   by a   pystein   of  harrowing  iu   the   rfver   bauk whieh   resemble a rabbit warren   aud   affords   shell  proof shelter.    This perhaps more than any  other communication explains'why Caonjie's  death struggle is   so   prolonged.    Thus  it  w 11 not be a surprise if to-day  or   to-uior  tow, the anniversary of Majuba Hill, passes  without being in irked by the surrender   or  annihilation of   Boers   so    overwhelmingly  hemmed in,    BulJei's murc-h on   Ladysmith  {s being marked by sharp shooting.  Boer Head Laager, Feb, 24.���������Yesterday  the British crossed the Tugeia in l.-.rge  numbers with camions aud over {50 waggou  and attacked the JEruulo and Middlebura  but were forced to retreat auder heavy  mauser tire.    The fighting continues,  Ladysmith reported hy btZiography yesterday that the B >ers were retiring northwards iu large numbers. The certainty of  its relief is so strong at, Durban that the  authorities nra pr^parin-J1 trainloads of provisions for the town when it is relieved.  Something s-hould be lieud from litilltr  to-night. In Robert's report of Cro: jie's  surrender he caid thi; gallantry of the (Jan-  adiMiis was much commented upon during  the siege.  Lo..dou, F. b. 2G.--Buller wires fr *ni  Col.eiiso that one man waa kil ed on Sunday.  A special from Kui-berly says aii is wfill.  'lit  'k  Victoria, Feb. 26,��������� Thi' S.-mlui Government has been dismissed by Lieut Gov.-i-  not -JMelunes to-day. Ssinim informed  House that the Lieut -Governor had dis-  misstd-his Ministry notui'hstauding that  he informed him last night th t he - con-;  trolled the House.  Victoria, FeK 2S.���������Joe Martin has been  called ou to form a Government and ia now  arranging s Cabinet. W. W., B. Melunes  will'be Attorney General. It is uuder-  s'.ood the others have noc been made publ c  yet. During a warm debaie today Mr.  K Hie rose iu a gnat,'heat and" >;i. ���������,! thai  unless Lieut.-Governor Melunea sho wee  more rtspeet, to the House   he would   m(������t  his renal).  ___ o   ���������FROM EAST AFRICA.  It is reported from British East Africa  that half a million people havo died of  starvation within a few mouths. T:ie  whole world*-1 is touched by the fact of tho  death of a few soldiers in the Transvaal.  What ought-one to feel over the.death of  a populaiion more than twice as large as  the whole number of people in Montreal?  A half million more of emaciaLed. helpless  men, women anil children reach tlijir hancl&  out aud cry for holp. Help must and will  be afforded them. A little something is being- done through available agencies, but,  ihe herculean task calls for many Iielpj, s.  Tn the.name of God, and of hum.in.ty, and  of the love of the Christ, the response  should  be  quick and  large.  Major Souter, in command of tlie Queen's  soldiers in Ukamua, is his report stated:  That 50 per eenr. of Ukambi's 1000,003  population have died of starvation; and  that ihe proportion of' puch dealhs in Mombasa province iscS-x(.y per cent. 'Between  Voi aud Kikuyu, a distance of two uundrjd  miles, 00,000 people have starved to death.  To add to the horror of the sia.atiou,_ Uie  smallpox has been gaining headway in  Mambasa.  \V. C. Bangert, one of the mission'orles,  writes:  The famine has been doing its awful worn  so  long,   aud  to such an  extent," that  the  natives seem  to think nothing of ten or a  dozen bodies lying about in their shambas  (gardens).    I sometimes fear that I ain gut-  Ling hardened to the awl'uliiess of a.l this,  and   paths   are   literally  strewn   with   the  dead,  and scores are dying daily,    i  ha>-e  heard of famine, and read of famine,  but  never had the remotest dream of iis awfui-  ness till now. I write this while listening to  the  cry   of  starving  children  witnout .the  door.     .     .     .     The natives, wuli few ex-  ceptioiiSj   are   existing  entirely  on   a   I.tile  .root berry, about the size of a pe.i, wli.cn  they  dig out  of  the ground.    Where  th.se  are lo be louud you Will daily see hundreds  ol .pitiauiu  specimens  oj.'    humaniiy���������skeletons   of   men,   women   and   children,   tlunr  mouclis     besmeaicd     witii     dirl���������squatting  about.,   digging  olil  these  roots una  eating  ihem as. soon as found; tnus they  inauagj  lo Keep body and soul together lor a time,  bur.   eveiuually   ihey   givo   up   Lue   sauggie  and die.      iou notice Liieui geitiu'g LhimiL*r  and  Liiiiiner,   gruuuaiiy miss  tlieui  entirely,  .lau   *5,ij    lo   yourselt:     "^noLliei*' soul   has  guiit* out  lo eternity."    My neart nas been  wrenched tiuie and again by having lo aim  this one and that one.away, and tnen learning oi  Lheir   bodies  lying noi. lar  o.t,   Liiey  Having  hovered   abouc  in   the  hope   of .jet  being fed.    'x'be Uev.'J.*\  \\'. Xvrieger, sup<-f-  iiiieudent  of  the'Christian   Unity  Wvaiigei-  ieal and Industrial Missioii in British tunst  Africa, is impressing into service every possible   measure   ot   relief.     The   officials   of  ���������the'government  railway  are granting, special reductions In transportation,  and dealers on the coast are matting wholesale rates  for tood.    In Mombasa, Mr. l'alnier, superintendent   ot   inland   revenue.and     conservancy, has saved many lives by his energy  and   devotion.     After  his   business     duties  were   performed,   he   would   canvass     the  streets for grain, money, medicine and bandages. ���������      -  Mrs. Knapp, another missionary, writes  from Nairobi: "A number of children have  been here this morning, and 1 have nothing to give them. Besides, they are stealing everything .in the garden. Our peas  and beans are all gone, even such as we  were trying to raise far seed. They have  cut all ���������our. bananas out of our large orchard���������we have not even one left. ��������� Bill;  we cannot blame these poor people, considering that they are heathen and star.nig  to death. It is not pleasant to be in a tent  among a people niad with hunger. This  morning the place swarmed with natives."  - The famine is caused by the extraordinary  drought,   continued  over two seasons.  Mrs. Knapp, under date of November 10,  writes:  At  present  we are in trying circumstances.    Famine and smallpox are doing their  worst.'    The smallpox  lias b-on   h-re s'iicj  July.     For  a   time   the   disease   seemed   tj."  Jnuo  n.baierl,   and   the   (juarant ne   was   off  at    Nukobi   and   Kikuyu.   but   there   have  be en  occasional eases?    The famished  aon-  dili.ai   of   the, people   has   driven   ihem,ib  Nairobi.     I   am   informed   there  are   firee  i,  hi.ndred cases in the hospital there at pres-  |  out, -       ''  a woman, came here abouL two wet l;s .-"j    j  w.tl. continent smallpox of the wovsl *.;���������<* .   .  The  pustules  had   fii.ed'and   run   t:>.;erb r.  |  In  that  condition she had  come iv .*r.>   ;������������������>' ii- j  robi.    Instead of going to the ho-spii * . r. u |  came to see her brother, who wo:";, ii.   ns.   i  Mr. Krieger sent her to an enip,.v   hut on  j  one corner of the place, and sent her food  and   water.     She   only   lived   a   few   days.  After she died, he sent a man with a torch ���������  to  set .fire to'the grass roof,   b/irning the  hut and cremating her.    We found that af- I  ter she became so weak that she could not j ���������  defend  heraidf,   some natl-vos  went' in and !  stole the food.    We do not know who they j  were, but some famished, starving persons,  j  no doubt. If they live long enpugh they will  of   course   have   the' smallpox.  In that corner tlvre were a number of  huts, and people living in them, but s'nee,  we came they have moved. Mab.unki, our  head man, tells us the liuls ar.' inhabited  by starved people, while the woods are  full of de'ad bodies. In the- opposite corner there are dead'people. Mabamkl said  there were about a dozen in the company,  evidently going ,1'rom up the country to  Nairobi, but they were so weak some of  them could go no further.    , _  Iii the corner of the forest, near the river,  there is (or was) a man down with smallpox.    He had made a hut of branches. . lie  is   probably 'dead   by   this   time.     On   the  plain at our rear, the Nassai have the smal  plain  at  our  rear,   the    Nassai    have  the  smallpox.   We do not go out away from the  house  more  than   we   are  obliged   to. The  men do* not go to hunt; for one never knows,  when he may, run .into a dead  body  covered with smallpox,  which would be, more  dangerous .than .a   living  person.'    I   must-  say this condition of things  is /unpleasant,  in  the extreme. - ��������� '  , .Yesterday 'afternoon Mr. Knapp'askeef me ���������  to go to the garden to see the new measures  for irrigation. Then wc started-to go over  into the 'banana orchard. We were about  half way through it, when close by the .river, we came across two dead-.bodies, that  had to" all,appearances died the night before. We turned as quickly as possible and  came back. I have heard missionaries/tell  of sue hexperiences, but I do iiot"sce how  the condition can be better for months.  The rains, which began woll^ but did noL-  continue, are evidently falling'us again this  season.   _.  The man who watches the 'garden for us  said a few nights. a;,'o hf heard a child  crying in tho banana orchrrl. He went over  there, bnt all was quit*!. Finally.- after  he came near the rive, he heard a splash.  Going up with his lire-stick, he saw a child  tvying'to crawl out ou the opposite side. It  had seen him coming and tried Lb run. falling into the river in the dark. , He helped  it out and came back. A day-or two latar  he saw it dead. It was the last of a company of six or seven that ha'vo been around  here for a time.  This kind of work is such a trial whon  we [cannot help them. -To have people  'starve to dentil on our prom'ses is hard,  indeed, yctjt is all we can,do "to feed whai  we have. " Yesterday (TJnrd's Day) how I  longed to be am-.ng the people of God ai  home, to tell them of the s-ra'tness. and  see if there was not something somewhere,  for these poor  people.  Mr. Knapp is digging _.up the pota'tqps  planted about a month ago, winch b<?c tuse  of the drought were not coming up. He is  plautiing them over in the irrigated gr .und.  There are ditches dug from the canal to  the riviu, giving a large piece of the ground  well watered. Our diflicuity is that we  f'-mi the box. Then, for fe.ir we migul-  \>uc get seeds from home in time, wc ordered some from Scotland as mnch a������ three  months ago, and we have heard nothing  from there. The people at Nairobi are asking us for vegc-Lables. but wo have none.  We have the ground ready, but no seed.  This is extremely trying. IL s.'om-i as if all  tho powers of darkness were against us.  But 'T am persuaded that neither death,  nor life, nor things present, nor things to  come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other  creature, shall be able to separate us from  the love of Gun, which is in Christ Jesus,  our Lord."'  We realize no'hing but tomatoes and cabbages from the garden now, as the natives  steal everything long before it is lit to oat-  squashes, beans, peas, bananas. They do  not like cabbage, tomatoes, or onions but  nothing el.ie escapes them. A few days ago  thoy stole out of the storehouse all the potatoes -we had saved to eat. Fortunately,  we have a few little ones that we had  picket out, and these may tide us over unLil  more grow.  Twice within a few days they have taken  all the rice in, the night,  so the men had  to   wait   for  their   rations  until  we   could  send to Nairobi for food.,   Mabamki ties a  his ley:.    I-lo  was  awakened   a  few  nights  rope midway about the bag, then ties it t<>  ago by a pressure on'his leg.    Open ng .his  eyes he saw  the head and  shoulders of a  men in the tent,  but he ran  immediately: ���������  Poor Mabamki could not catch '"him.  as he  had   to   first   disengage  himself.    The   last  time, they cut the rope and took the rice,  and   he   knew   nothing   about   it   until   he  awoke  and  found   it gone.     You   see   how  bold they have become.    They are schooled  ���������in the art of pilfering from their  earliest  Infancy-, and just now the pangs of hunger  drive theia to almost any desperate length.  Mr. Bangert writes us that two-thirds of  the people around  Kungundu have died in  this  famine.     Some   of  the   natives   about  here   are  crying   because,   when  the   rains  first came,  they  put in  all  the seeds thoy  had,   which   straightway   came   up  ;. then  came two weeks of hot weather without a  drop of rain, and because their plants "hart  no   depth   of   earth   they   were   all   burned  up.    I pray this may not go on longer.    It  is hard indeed to see these starving people.  We have dismissed some of our coast peo  pie, and taken natives in their place,  arid  it.has been a delight to see the gumt, starv  ed fellows grow sleek and strong again. .  Oho young-man.who had been working for  us had liis Little ' sister with him. Two  weeks ago the foolish fellow got tired of  work and ran away, "taking the little girl  with him. They went to Nairobi and nearly starved. From here he went down to-  . wards the coast, leaving his little sister.  Last night she appeared, having walked  from Nairobi alone. She .was .very poor,  and her eyes looked glassy. She was looking when she went away. -We asked her  what thoy ate while they were away, and  she said they boiled water and drank that.  Mabamki has been cremating the corpses  down   by  the   river   this   morning.  Continue to pray for us that the ninety-  first Psalm may be our experience. Still,  .eoiiio life or death, it is well. I feel we  shall be kept for His service, not bricaus-*  we ra'v. more worthy than others, but I  know He is deeply interested in the salvation of these people.    Much, love o you all.  M.   I.   KNAPP.  HIDES AND DEER SKINS  S'H I F*    fr c^  McMillan fur & wool co.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.  G^Write for Our Circular and See the Prices We Pay."^9  r������fV���������f'  Fresh' Hager BeeK���������TnriwiNCE ���������   ���������  STEAM ' Beer,   Ale,   and    Porter.  A re a aid of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction  of  persons vvitholding ordestmymu any   kegs .belonging  to" this  company,  HENRY REI-F'EL..; Martamr.  AN:"EXPERT'S OPINION.'.  Mr. YV. M. Brewer TeI]siOf,<the Progress  ��������� _   Made..at. Van Anda During the-,  <>  ' . Year. ;'   '"V .-''"- '       ',  ��������� o f ��������� * i  Mr. "YVV H. BrexverKth'e 'ehginoer wlio"  represents the '' "Engineering jind' Mining  Journal," of Now 'York, in British Columbia, has-just returned', from a-visit to the  Yan Anda mine on Texada Island."He made  an interesting statement to a News-Advertiser reporter: , '  "I visited Tcxadc Island last'ycar,'.* 'said  Mr. Brewer, "and f must'say. that I felt?  then somewhat skeptical of, the future, of  the  mine.    I  woudered  about  their being  " able to get sufficient ore from their owu" ������������������  mines  to operate   Ihe smelter. * This time  Mr.   Treat   accorded - me   the   privilege'-of  1* looking into the workings of both tlie Cornell and Copper Queen shafts.    The .Copper  Queen   on   the   400-foot   level   lias- an. ore  body-opened up, ou a line of the strike about  ���������10  feet.    It  shows   a  maximum' thickness  of   about  20   feet,   and   the'hanging'wall.,  has not yet been come to.    It is liigh'.grado  bornite.   with   copper  ore  carrying  pyrites  and   good   gold   values.   ��������� The  'face   of. the;'  drift   isA all   in   ore,   and   what'  the   length,  will   be   is   entirely   problematical. _    Thoy   *  are .taking   ore   from   the   2t������0-foor     level,.  ' whore, thoy have drifted on ' au* ore' body ,  00. feel, that was unknown Lon months*  ago, because a diorit.e dyke occurred as au  'lutinsi. e-.and uo effort _ wast made to .determine whether this dyke had- permanently  Out off the  ore body;  hut since Mr.  ���������on"'   ''Annie Laurie"..Bro. WatSon   '   Kidole" has   resumed   the   superintendeney  ���������*r'' ' he  demonstrated   by  drifting  through  this  dyke that it was v- ���������mparativoly narrow  and that ore occur,ji 01. the other side of  it. Tuey are dow.opin r on tho Copper  Queen iu a much more systematic manner,  making upraises between the levels to determine the continuity of the ore.  At the Cornell,   they have made a survey  of the workings and aro now doing development   work   on   a   systematic   basis  aud  are   taking   out   considerable   ore   of   high  grade.     While   carrying   ou   this    development at the same timo in both mines, although  still   keeping  the  smelter running  with not less than 40 tons of ore per day,  the work is being carried on in such a manner as to  show  ore in  sierht.    Thoy  have  been making ten shipments of matte from  the smeller during this year, with an average of 13 tons to the shipment.   They sent  the-last on Friday  night.    Prom a casual  survey of the property,  I do not hesitate  to say that there is sufficient ore in sight,  in  the Cornell and  Copper Queen, to keep  the smelter running, with ah average of 40  or 50  toiis of ���������_ ore  per. day,   for the  next  year.    The  most   encouraging,, and  at the  same time the' most unexpected feature is  that the ore on the 4ti0-foot level is found  in   more  solid   masses  and  carries  equally  as  high  average   values  as  the  best  shipping ore from the first level." '���������'',.  Mr.   Brewer was  much  surprised   rtt tho  general  progress  of  Van  Anda.    When  ho  was   there   eight   months  ago,   there  were  but half a  dozen small houses, while now  there are G5 well built frame houses in the  town, a saw-mill with a capacity of 12,000  feet   per   day,   with   a   planing  mill     and  shingle mill and one of the rnost energetia  managing directors that can be found any-.  K. of P. BANQUET,  " A n.o-*'t 'en'jliable time -was participated by ' brethren of   Ben'evol-'  enVo-No. 14   and visiting , brother**  -on Tuesdav,   Feb. 21" in' the ante-.  ���������/   ' __ ( i,i  room of Castle Hall, Union. ' Songs  lOHSis and 'stories whiled away a  phasant evening and that every,  one, enjoyed themselves 'was very  evident. One , brothers story was  sadly interrup-ed, however, and I  think he t-hould be allowed to fin-  .isn it. They should not have culled rubber and Alex should complain together, with his righ-band  ,n* ig'hboi* and lieutenant.  'o Mr. Jos. Walker made a first-  rate chairman, although some  wou'd in.-ist that he was' prompted  to villany by hi- next neighbor. I  dont believe a word of hVmyseJf.  " PROG* A mm is.  Toast .' /���������.Founder of the Order  l-kunarks. .*-'. ......"... Bro. Canibelf  Toast..'. '��������� .Qu.(?en  Pong'"Just an the Sim \\ cut Down"  . . . .' B o. R- bertsun  Toast   Supreme Lodge  T* ast. . Grand Lodge  . . . .Response���������Bro. Thomson ,  Toast      Absent brothers  Song "Ye'll   Ncer See ma   Face in  " Auld Glasga" Bro. Whyte  Toast The Press  .... Response���������Bro Anderson  Song "March of the Cameron Men"   Bro. A. Walker  Toast Kind ted Lodges   Response���������Bro. McLean  SongTll Take You Back' Bro. Carey  Toast Our Troops in Transvaal  Enthusiastic   singing   of   "Rule  Britania" and "Maple Leaf."  Song   "Spanish      Cavalier"     Br >.   Campbell  Toast Sister Lodpe  ..���������Armstrong. Coe and Ellis  Song   "Willie   Brewed   a   Peck o'  Maut". ...;.... .Bro.; Thomson  Song. ."'O! Fie!". . .Bro. Roberts n  Dance...... .j ��������� ��������� -Bro. Daniels  Toast  . President of U. S.   .Res.��������� Bro. Hot bin y  Throe cheers for the Canadian  Cont-ngent undone well known to  us���������Jauies Anderton.  God Save the Queen.  DITTO! CmSMiAI  Sidewalk Kate By Law.  A BY-LAW co, authorize and regulate  the payment of the cost of constructing side-walks., e     ,  Be it enacted by the. Ma-, or and Coi*ncl)  as follows:   ������������������.,'���������  to tax each 'arid every ratepayer in the  Oy ot Cumberland, in front of whose  place'a side-walk "shall be la*d, one-  third ihe amount of 'ilie cost of material and labor, provided that said  side-walk be laid on the Avenue only.  And that side-walks laid on streets  be built out of the general revenue.  Read the first tune 29th Jan., 1900.  Read the second time  12th Feb., 1900.,  Read the third lime 17th Feb., 1900.  Reconsidered and finally passed 19th  Feb., 1900.  James Carthew,  L. W. Nunns, Mayor,  C. M. C.  where.  It fill Certainly  Pa; Jm jo  GET OUR  PKICES    AND   TERMS ON. ,  Pianos mid  Organs  BEFOK13 ORDERING ELSEWHERE.  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Heiistzma-n, Nokdheimeb,  Stkjnway, Bell, Dominion. Wor'mwith Pianos,  Estey, Bell and Dominion Organs. ���������  M.W. WAITT&CO,  60 Q-uvt-.rmnent  St., Victoria.  Crm's, Segrave,  Local Agent,  Cumberland, 4  V  ! ,  ���������I  THE CKMBERLAND MEWS-  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  CURTAIM KAISERS.  f:  r:  Julia Arthur has abandoned her intention of playing Iiainlet this season.  Tho - Bostoniaus   will   shortly   produce  Herbert und Smith's '"The Viceroy."  Sir Henry Irving's present stage manager has been with him nearly 40 yeara.  For  Irvlng's  first night,ia New  Tork  j the tickets were sold by speculators aa  high as Sill'. '   '  William Gillette will later take "Sher-  . Jock Holmes" to London, just as he took  "Secret Service."  Stuart Ilobson has- enlisted Jeffreys  Lewis ,for his new season in Gus Thomas' "Oliver Goldsmith."        , ,    .  Coquelin ban revived an old play written from one {.of Dumas' novels. In this  play he appears as Chicot, the jester of  Henry III.  Six new' world cities now have permanent opera companies, New York, Montreal, St. Louis, New Orleaus. Chicago  and Sau Francisco.  Mile. Lara is the latest Frou-Froa at  the Comcdie Francaise. A forthcoming  new play there is M. Devore's "Conscience de l-Bnfjint." , ' r"  , An attempt is to be made early next  .year 4to establish a German theater ia  London. The first play to be presented  is '.Imi-Weisen "Roszi," the. leading part  iai winch' will be played, by Herr August  Junkeiinahn.  In 1900 tho Theatre Franeais will de-  jpeod on a. production'of Sardou's "Pa-  trie.'* which has had two bearings ia  America. Sardou himself considers the  heroine the only really uaughty _woman  tie ever put in tbe center of. a drama.  "La Belle Helene" is.to be revived next  summer in Paris with au elaboration nev-  ���������er known in previous productions. Offenbach's heirs put at the' disposal of the  managers the original score of the opera;'  and thai was found to contain numbers  that JukI ni'veV been sung, in'former rep  resent u tious.  PntruB    Sh*uld    Hart   Paid'   In    Ad-  \ ranee.        _'  ."The  portrait,"  complained  the patron, "makes trie look like 30 cents!"  <  ".Well,   that ,was  all   the  money   I  uad.V 'replied the artist apologetically.  ���������Detroit 'Journal.'      ' " '  PALE PEOPLE  Have their blood enriched, * their  heart strengthened and their  cheeks "rosy by using Milbarn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  Insufficient quantity or poor quality of  the bloodf is one of" the evil results that  usually follow any derangement of th������  heart.  If tho heart becomes weakened in any  way it cannot pump the blood to tho lungs  as it should, there ,to be purified and impregnated with th������ life-giving oxygen.  'As a result the  blood deteriorates.  It loses its nourishing, vitalizing,  * health-giving qualities. The face bo-  , cornea pale, thin  and waxon, the lips  bloodless, the hands  and feet cold.  There is weakness, tiredness,  shortness of breath and palpitation. When  those sufFering'from thin or watery blood  start taking Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills they are assured of a cure., -Every  dose acts on the heart itsolf, causing it  to beat strong, steady'and regular.  Every dose,   too,   introduces  into the,  blood-those* vital elements necessity to  . make it rich and red. -  Soon the pale cheek1 takes; on the rosy  hue of-health, there is strength.instsaul of  weakness, energy and activity "take the  place of tiredness and lassitude.  Miss M. Skullioir) 50 Turner Street,  Ottawa, Ont., says:' "1 was greatly  troubled with my hoart, together with  extreme' nervocsmess for many years.  These ^complaints brought about great  weakness and ���������feeling of tiredness. My  blood was of poor quality, so much so that!  became( paler and languid. Milburn's  Heart niid Nerve Pills cured me after 'all  else failed. Thoy built up my ev&tem,  enriched iny~ blood," strengthened' my  nerves and restored uk** to hpnlth."  HOW HE SUFFERED.  THE CHARLESTON.  (Remedy for  Burns and  Scolds.  Accidents are ' liable  to   occur  at any  time.    Your child  or yourself may' become scalded or burned at the most  unexpected moment.' That is why Griffiths'  y Menthol ' Liniment 'should   be   kept  In  'J    every bonse.     Its soothing ~ effect  Is felt  , the minute applied, and is uneaualled by  any other remedy.   Sold by all druggists,  ������5 cents. s  LABOR  NOTES.  The first trade union in the United  States was that of the tailors, formed in  lSUt>.  '  The Brotherhood of Carpenters and  ' Joiners has,'00.000 members, being one-  tenth of the' whole number of men in this  trade.  Up to 1881 there had been only 1.491  strikes in the United States. Several single years since.then have shown us great  ������. number. ,  Incidentally ^ther navy is discovering  some hidden reefs' about Luzon to be  marked on future navigation charts.���������  Pittsburg Dispatch.  At tfie present stage of our naval development the loss of a modern warship  of -.the Charleston's quality" cannot' be  measured in dollars and cents.���������-Syracuse  Herald. '      *<'    t  The loss of the ship' is to be regretted,  because the American navy is not of such  imperial dimensions that it can spare so  fine a cruiser.���������Springfield (Mass.) Republican. l '  But after our vessels have gone un-'  scathed through, such experiences ns  those at' Manila and Santiago it docs  seem incongruous that losses-should oc-  cur through treacherous explosion and  through wreck.���������Boston Post. ,  The  Vcraciotia, Narrative of a Railroad Accident.  "Oil.   Mr.  Bickers,"  exclaimed  Mrs.  Gazzam,    "I've   just   had   tho   worst  fright I'ever bad in my life, and'you  are the first man I've met that I could  tell about it, because".von are the first  man   that  I've  seen that  1  know  to  speak to since I got off tho train, although vI saw a number of men that I  know by sight, but of course I wouldn't  speak to them, even if I was just aching for some one to sympathize with  me. and why my husband didn't meet  me at the train is more than I can tell,  for I wrote him yesterday I was coming, and I should have thought that he  would be anxious to see me after being  away for a whole week, which is longer  than  we've ever' been separated  since we were married, except when  my dear mother had the fever and was  so sick that we didn't think she would  live for a whole month, and for two  weeks of mat time I  never took  my  ' clothes off, but just watched day and  night at her bedside and led ber and  gave her her medicine and brushed the  , (lies away, but she got well, Tin thankful to say,! and today Is as strong as  ever, and is quite as strong as any one  of her children,-1 mean the girls, for of  course 1 couldn't expect to be as strong  as the boys;.,nelther could mother, but  I sta'rtedr'to*'tell* you of the shock I've  had, and^it was almost a dreadful accident, for there was. a train that came  chasing after ours, and we discovered  that it had no engineer In the cab, but  was just a wild train that had started  down tbe track all by itself, but thank  goodness our train was run on a siding  just in time, and  they got the other  train stopped somehow, but it gave me  such a shock. , Mr.  Bickers, did you  ever suffer in a railway accident?"  "Yes; Mrs. Gnzzanx. I have. I became  acquainted with the'woman who afterward lit'eatne my wife while traveling  from New York to* Chicago.H���������Detroit  Free Tress.      .  '  '  KNOWLEDGE OF SELF.  A RECOGNIZED KEGULATOB ���������To  bring the digesoivo organs into symmetrical woiking is the aim of physicians  when they find ������ pa Lien 0 suffering from  sfconiaonic irregularities, and ior thi* purpose they can pre.-c-nbo nothing bettar  than Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, which  will lut fuuud <* plet*ijv*c medicine of surprising virtue in bringing the'jofactorj  organ* into subjection aud ie&feoring  them to normal aucion, in which condition only can they perform their duties  properly. '   PAUL  JONES.  Aiif American grave for Paul Jones,  the inspiration of the American youth.���������*  New Tork World.  Arlington Heights is the site for a  tomb to John Paul Jones that will be a  shrine .for every lover- of liberty. To  this opinion there doesn't appear to b������  any dissent.-���������Philadelphia Times.  If it is truo that the place of his sepulture has been accurately identified! congress should rake measures during tho  coming season to provide for the reburial  of the remuius, in the United States aad  for the erection of a handsome monument.���������Pittsburg Post.  GOOD DIGESTION SHOULD WAIT  ON APPLTlTK.��������� To; have the stumach  well is to nave the nervous system welL  Very delicate are tne digestive organs.  In some so sensitive ara tuoy that atmospheric enai'ges affecc .thorn. When they  oeoome aisarranged no better regulator is  procurable * than .Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills They will assist tne digestion bo,  .that the hearty eater will suffer no inconvenience and will derive all the benefits  of his'food.  AT   THE ,  WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE  Wo teach hhorlliand, all  Business Subjects   and   Telegraphy.      No   Holidays   at  Xma-s     Individual instruction.   Student*  may, enter itt any time.    Get f artleuiara.  G. W. DONALD, Sec.  NATIONAL  LIFE ASSURANCE  CO. OF CANADA.    .���������  AarxvB Waktbd nr TSvbbpbbbxstmo DwTBion,  NARES & ROBINSON,  WIlTOIPEiG, -MAS'.  Managers Blaa. and X. W. T������  W. V. V.     ������54.  LUCAS, STEELE & BH1ST0L  Importers of Groceries  Wrl[6 US. HarolU������������n,Ont.  Circle Teas  I*. S. * II. CoflTeM, .  I~S>:������ IS. Extracts  r..s.<&i*.spi������  Had Her Doubt*.  "I d������n't believe professors know bo  very much," said Mamie. . ' '   '���������'   ,  "Why! 'How can you talk so?" re^  joined Maud. ���������      *   - .,;   ',  ''Well, I don't see why Mr:, Palpate  should have seemed so surprised and  puzzled when 1,asked him how to say  ���������rubberneck' In Greek."���������Washington  Star. '! *.   '   _ - '.   .  Corns cause ' Intolerable' pain. Hollo-  way's Corn,Care removes tbe trouble.  Try it'and see what an amount of pain ia  saved. ' **  HAD LA GRIPPJ3.��������� Mr. A. Niokerson.  farmer, Dutton, writes: "Last winter I  had la grippe, and it left me with a  -severe pain in the small of my back and  hip that used to each me whenever I  tried to climb a fence. This lasted for  abont two months, when I bought a bottle of Dr Thomas' Eoleotrio Oil and used  it both internally and externally, morning and evening, for three days, at the  expiration of whioh time In was completely _ourf* "   Soda 'Water For Uungre-r.  Doctors are using carbonic water (plain  soda water) to relieve hunger in the cases  of patients to whom"' food cannot be given. The carbonic acid gas lessens the  sense of hunger, not because it has any  sustaining qualities, but because it presses on tbe solar plexus, and , the solar  plexus, besides being useful when one fellow wants'*to knock out another fellow  man, is the seat of hunger. The sense of  gnawing and "goneness" and of ravenous liunger arises from irritation in  tlii.i part of (he body, and tbe carbouic  acid gas often checks the symptoms ab-  salutfly. Of course the remedy is use-  Tul only where tbe sense of hunger is  dm- more to artificial irritation than to  actual want of food. In the latter case  soda water would prove decidedly useless. Beefsteak still holds the fort for  that ailment known as appetite.  Severe colds are easily oured by the0 use  of Bickle's, Anti-Consumptive Syrup, ��������� a  medicine of extraordinary ��������� penetrating  and healing properties. It is acknowledged by tnose who have used it as being  the beet medicine sold for coughs, colds,  and all affections of Che throat and chest.  Its agreeiibleness to the taste makes it a  favorite with ladies and children.  A Problem In  Interest.  Here is one of those everyday problems  which occur in the ordinary affairs of  life which lawyers and those who draw  up wills are at times called upon*, to.  tackle: It appears that a parent desired  to place $10,000 in a trust fund for the  benefit of his two children,' the one 10  and the other 16 years of age, to be so  divided that as they came of age they  would receive the same amount of money.  The money paid 4 per cent and would  naturally compound every six mouths.-  What part of the $10,000 should be settled on each of the children?���������Philadelphia Inquirer.  I.oving With Mio iM.ii-.ri.  It seems very easy for many people  to forget that we are commanded to  love God not only with tho heart, but  with all the uiind. They imagine that  thev will havo becomo altogether  Christ-like if their heart���������chat is, their  inteutiou is pure, if their will lo do  right is good, if their affections are  supremely centered in God. It is a  mistake which lias wrought great  harm, brought; disrepute on an important doctrine, led people to make professions which their behavior has belied,   and    produced   discouragement,  failure and loss.  ���������i  Gettlnjr Oar of a Corner.  "What si beautiful louu.gc!"  "Yes. That's ;i birthday present from  niy husband.' Lie always gives me a  present thai costs him as many dollars  as I am years old."  "That's nice of him. tt reconciles  one to growing old. F>y the way. 1  have a lounge at home like that, but  not uearly as fine, and we paid $38  for it."  "Is that all?" This���������this didn't cost  nearly as much as that."���������Chicago  Tribune.  A Scientist*!! Observation* of Certain  -Way* ot Children.  Dr. Sully-remarks that children begin  to acquire a knowledge of "self" when  they are a few months old,caud may be  observed   grasping,   striking   and   biting  their own hands .or- feet.   A boy, whose  feet   were  stained''with  new  stockings,  cried to bis mother, "These ain't the feet  I had this.morning."   The trunk'is first  recognized as.part of self; then tlie head  is regarded,as'the seat of intelligence.  A  child will "make believe" that it is more  than one self  and personify its members.  When  only  a  few' mouths  old  a  baby  does not know its own face in a mirror  uutiljt finds out'by experience.  Children  are often afraid of a shadow at first, but  In time refer it4to the sun.   They attach  every'importance to their bodily appear-  ,anee, can scarcely believe that an earlier  photograph of them  as babies is really  meant for them  and feel almost new beings when dressed for church on Sunday.  In time the conscious self which thinks,  suffers and  wills is' dimly discerned.   A  girl of 3 years shut her eyes and believed  her mother could see her body,  but not  her real self.  One day she asked, "Mother, am I real, or only a pretend like my  dolls?"   The same child pitied the fallen  leaves   dying   on   the   ground.    A   well  known lady  novelist    when <a child   was  amazed to think that she could feel and  act by an internal self, and the consciousness of self   came to  George Sand  one  day as a sudden revelation.  Children want to know how their  thoughts come to their tongue or limbs  and imagine they travel down.  -  Metamorphosis of self is' a, common  idea among children, who fancy they  have been something different at one  time. They also find it hard to believe  they never existed at all and will ask  where they were a hundred years ago. A  little' boy of 5 asserted that tho world  only began to go round wheu he was  born. Another gravely said, when passing a street pump, "There are no pumps  in heaven, where I came from." Children  have a standard of time from adults, an  hour seeming very loug to them.  flo INit It Up.  , He had one of those patent umbrellas that open wheu you touch a spring  * in the handle, and as be drifted into a  cheap eating house he hesitatingly approached tho fdesk and said:    .'>   t  ��������� '"I'm  temporarily broke.    Can I'put  this up for a raealV"  The man behind the desk gave.- a  quick glance at tbe silver handled silk  umbrella and nodded,his"head. ,"  Thereupon the" stranger touched the  spring, thus putting the umbrella up.  "The, man .behind, the" desk breathed  hard ior a minute and then said: ''  ��������� "It's on me.*   You can have.tbe best  ^.there is in tbe house."���������Chicago Post  A Heavy Souvenir.      ������      r  "Getting home from the seaside?"  "Yes."  "Any curiosities?"  "One. My board bill is coming by  freight."  The superiority of Mother Graves' Worm  Exterminator 1p shown by its good effects  on the , children. Purchase a bottle  and givo' it a trial  Jr  D.  O'BRIEN.  BBOKKB  IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks    *���������  Prlva'e Wire Connection wfh'a'l, Leading  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought, Sold and  C .rried. n Itfarg ns. C rc-auo^denoe yollolted.  Private Cypher Code Furnished upoa .Application.   f     ,     . i ,, j  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Mah.  P. O. DKAW������B 1387.     ...  DO NOT PAY CASH!  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^smmim^t^m^smsmssesessmssssSMassesem  Pay in SCRIP for Dominion'Lands and  r f. * *i  Save 20 per Cent. Discount. ,;  For full information ^apply to  '', -     .' -  <  Alloway & Champion,  BANKERS  AND   BROKERS  ''Winnipeg.,...,    /> < V. *���������  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BANK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANK* OF *'',  CANADA* in Manitoba or tbe West.'  -'?-.'". I  - ot.  THE ONLY PRINTERS' SUPPLY HOUSE  IN THE NORTHWESI"  We keep a large stock always on hand of-TYPE   -  PRINTERS'   MATERIAL and PRINTERS'   MACHINERY; can lit out Daily or Weekly Papen  or Job Outfits on few hours' notice.   We also.  supply READY-PRINTS:   STEREO-PIATES. "d.  PAPER and CARD STOCK;  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTER "  Toronto Type' Foundry Co., Limited, v.  175*.Owen St.; Winnipeg.'_, ,     .v  .  ���������*, ^ ������t'|  i    .* '.. ' *-\|  V'    "rr    ftl  . ��������� -      - *. *. .J...  "'������ *V-   ff.t|  . Vi' V;vil  -    i-v.  '/���������   i " "-,: I  *"-,*  ���������������������������-'V^l  - ,       , ���������* ii    >^l  ; ' >* \ -? Tn,i  i '���������'-���������'iv'rv  ��������� -     '-,' *?'  '������.���������'' '���������*���������!?-ii  "���������->   ''.'^1  *���������     .'   ^.wi1" ������ ������*. L  ,,,\- 1<*I  USE  A Glveawar.  A Snail's Pace.  A snail's pace was carefully observed  in Florence. Several oif the mollusks  were placed between two points ten feet  apart and started. It was ascertained  that the fastest snail in tho race traveled  at. the rate of a mile in 14 days.  In the \r������st.. "  Drawback Dick���������I don't soe why  they're makin' such a fuss about hoss-  less wagons in the east. We've had 'em  out west as long as I kin remember.  Mr. Effete���������Really 1 What do they run  with?  Drawback Dick���������Ifnjps*.  CANCER  STAYS CURED  AFTER  TBEAT.UENT   WITH   THB  XEW CONSTITkTIOXAX REMEDY.  There hive been so many failures in the  treatment of cancer, so many recurrences  after the use of the knife or plaster? eo many  instances of the disease returning in a short  time after it has been supposed to be cured,  that those who suffer from' this deadly malady are apt to be discouraged and exe'aim.  "There is nothing can cure me; I might just  as well give up.'r  But stop a moment. We claim that the  new constitutional remedy, our Vegetable  Oancer Cure, can radically and permanently  remove every trace ������f the disease, unless it  is .in the last stages.  "But claims are of no value," you say.  "No, not unless they are backed up by  truth, and we have the proof in our possession that demonstrates beyond all question  that we can cure cancer and that it remains  curd."  If you will send us two stamps we will  '������������������end you copies of letters from persons  cared several years ago, who aro perfectly  well today. We could not furnish stronger  evidence as to the pos tive and permanent  curative value of our pleasant home remedy.  Don't you think it worth your while to at  least investigate the merits of our claims?  STOTT & JUfiY, Bowmanviue, Ont. Men-  tion this paper.  When  Coins' to J>������><1.  No matter how busy one may be it is  quite possible always to attend to one's  toilet  at uiprht.     Ono should  not simply  drop her clothes and tumble into bed, else  neither oneself nor the clothes will look  attractive in  th<> moruinjf.    Have plenty  of hot water and a das.h of eau de cologne  and   jrive your  face   a .thorough   laving.  The   result   will   be  a.s   refreshing as an  hour's sleep.    Brush the hair for 20 minutes.    It will bv'glossier and thicker* for  thi?   trouble,   and   your   nerves   will   he  soothed    by    the    process.     Then,   after  tlie   exercise,   robe   yourself   in   a   warm  dressing ��������� gown''and drink a glass of hot  milk, weak cocoa or even hot water, eating a biscuit or bit of toast if you like.  When  tlu> small  supper is finished, you  will be ready to go to sleep without any  insomnia cure, and  in   the morning you  will waken refreshed and thoroughly in  good humor with yourself and the world.  ���������Woman's Life.  BRUSHES  eoee  THE MOST DURABLE  ON THE  iBLE        V  MARKET. I  RICH. GRADE   PLOWS,    SEEDING   MACHINES,  Carriage*-,   W agouti,   I Jar rows, WiimirwltB.  &o.    COCKSHUJT FLOW CO., Winnipeg,  s;  Policeman���������Wnafs your name?  Beggar remains silent  Policeman���������I ask you your name.  Beggar is still silent.  Policeman���������Are you deaf and dumb,  that you don't answer?  Beggar���������I'm not dumb, but I'm deaf.  ���������-Lustige Blatter.  ity  cz@in-a.  Couldn't sleep at night  with the torture.  A Happy TTionprlst.  The spontaneous and happy wit of  the late Isaac H. Bromley, tor many  years a writer of Xew York Tribune  leaders, is recalled by the .axaniplc below: -  One. clay in The Tribune office the  veteran journalist Charles T.��������� Conjrdofl  was talking of the* delightful read lug  he had found in Bayle's Dictionary  aud remarked that if be were ever in  jail he would bo quite contented' with  that book.  "Of course you would," said Bromley. "If you had Bayle, you could gvt  out"  Eczema, or Salt Rheum as it ia  often called, is one of the most  ag-onizing- of skin diseases, nothing  but torture during- the day and twofold torture at night.  But there's,a remedy permanently  cures the worst kind of Eczema���������  relieves the itching-, burning" and  smarting- and soon leaves the skin  smooth and healthy.  It is Burdock Blood Bitters.  Mrs. Welch, Greenbank, Ont.,  tried it and here is what she says:  "B.B.B. cured me of Eczema three ye&r������  ng-o and I have had no return of it since.  I %vas so bad that I could not sleep at night  with. It. ���������'  "Being' told of B.B.F. I tried it, and two  bottlas mado a perfect and permanent cure." j  ECONOMY   The  GASOLINE obtest  -���������"clms cap.  QoeiwoKt  CU5ANCO.  -���������Snort&Bcu,  ��������� AOTMlXER  -CeNcsfl,TiNGtnc������  -GEMmAriNdTUBft  ���������Stop MaiMz.-y  -BuRNea  Gives np-wards of 60 candle power of if.<rht for* M  honro at a cost nf 7c. SSriAVVl AGBJVT3.  WAMTBD THROUGHOUT CANADA.  THE Toronto Auer Light Co. limited,  lOl YONGE ST., TORONTO.  DOMINION    LANDS  mrl'* " -���������"������������������������������������-'���������*--'i-H            ��������� ���������   - ..-ii^mw  -ill      _ _ , | i     k i|....1-....|ir^.^.r.j_t  SCRIP   FOR   SALE.  Wrlto  na'for full  information.     You  can SAVK  MONUY.  W.    H.   SPROULE   &   COMPANY,  Real Estate and Financial Brokers,  375 Main St., Winnipeg.    ' MW-gMgfp^iai  f^^^sntmpsmm^m  THE CUMBKKJuALW i\LW;  ISSUED EVERY  TUESDAY  ri  XKR. 36. Bnoerson, Boitor.  (������" Advertisers who warn their ad  changed, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Cjub-crilieis     laiiii.^;      <.o   icceive'   'Jio  News regularly will confer a favor by  noi  '    i iug the olhce.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash, in Advance.  TUESDAY,    MARCH    6th    19G(  ^ ��������� ii  That a tiger will thrus*.   out, hi  cruel   ciaws   from   their iunocoiv  ,   looking and   velvety   covering   a  most unexpected  times, and   upoi  unwonted     p ovocation,   is     weli  known to anyone who has made  a  study of wild, beasts, but f<>ra meu.-  ber of a Biitish*. house of   iepresen-  tations to spit   forth   most   unpa-  t ioiic venom  in   the prec' c s o.  the Provincial   buildings is   a ne\->  phase in British Columbia  annah.  ' Jf Mr.   Neil did   make   use of th<  words attributed to   him, upon tbe  occasion of the receipt., of the new:  of the death of   so   many   of  ou;  brave country men.   Men who hav������  perished in their war gear in a dis-  tant land, while* fighting for   then  Queen and   country.     Men whose  death will  throw a,   pall bf gloom  ��������� and mourning over so   many Canadian homes.    If, we repeat, he did  make use of those   words, "It. wil.  do aw&yAiith the heady patriotism  of those Canadians"���������and    theie  seems to be no denial from , him of  _        j "__  his having made use of them���������then  no words of condemnation   will be  J,oo strong, to apply   to   his ' utterance..    Canada    and    Canadians  haveJ)lined themselves up with -the  balance of the  old lion's   cubs and  .haveproved   themselves  worthy of  'H'heir   steel, in   spite of   covertin-  ���������sinuations from   hostile  pessimists  ���������that   they    would   act   otherwise.  'They have won the laurpl and will  wear   it   for   evermore,   and    'the  "heady patriotism" is to their everlasting honor.    If the   member for  Alberni spoke these words   it  will  "bean act of charity'to   him to   put  them down as being given  vent  to  . fby tlie distorted warpings  of a disordered mind, or to   the   poisoned  .acrimony of a   bilious   liver.    Our  sieighbors   in   Alberni    are    good  - solid Canadian Britishers and anything of this sort will leave  an impression which will   not   be  easily  effaced.      The   hon.   member  has  <come very far west indeed to hunt  up a constituency,' but   we   predict  ���������that sentiments of this sort will necessitate his moving a little bit fur-  itber,���������across the duck pond to  the  land of (the   Celestial   Hop" Sue}',  ���������where his radical notions   will per-  -hapsbe tolerated.  WHERE  IS    OUR    FIRE    DEPARTMENT?  "The City of  Cumberland   is, . .at  tthe present .time, in   abaci   way as  ���������regards protection" against fire.    Of  ���������course in the .event of a  fire   startling, either in Camp or   City,' there  ;are plenty -of   willing   hands  and  ���������stout hearts to jump in at   ihe first  ���������tap and help, and this, -/perhaps, is  ���������.^efficient.a hand brigade as could  be desired.   .Still there is more than  ithat required.    Some time ago, before incorporation, a-volunteer fire i  company was   .formed   among  the!  atheletic young fellows -of this citv. I  ;aud we brlieve, was in   yearly   re-  tcei.pt of.a   certain   sum    from .the ]  G vermnent lor the purchase of  s mdry recjuiremt-n's andappa-a us  fo* tlie successful fL-hli: g of fhe  After incorporation, for some reason, this company was disbanded.  which is a great pit}7. The c-it\  now hold, we believe, the apparatus  purchased by the brig.-idev Bu  more and better hope" and other  things ara rt-quired. The sum of  $100 is now on the last estimate*  or "Cumberland Fire Department"  but no department being in existence it is a' question as to who can  receive this money and unless, drawn  I'Cfore June 30th of ihis ycar will  lapse to' the treasury. Let our  business men and property holders  interview the Council and induce  that-body to take the question up,  with the object of forming a fire de-'  partment. . We ' understand the  present ball, over which the Council chambers are situated, was built  i    *  out of public subscriptions and  Government subsidy.* Some arrangement should be" made to meet  possible contingencies. It would  also be a .wise move to have hydrants placed at each corner of  Dunsmuir avenue, which is the  main business   thoroughfare.    The  rates of insurance have been raised  1* *  in the town most exorbitantly, and  this tax can   easily be reduced  by  the organising of an   efficient   fire  brigade���������the material for'which is  plentiful,     and   ��������� by     purchasing  cough   and   proper    hose.      The  water foice we already have.    Give  the boys some'encouragement   and  they will form   themselves   into  a  fire company second to none.  LIGHTEN OUR    DARKNJCSS.  Tlie City Council would do wen  to plate one of tne new lamps at  Stevenson's corner so that the light  would be thrown 'down the street  t -wards the City Hall. That is the  darkest spot in the whole city at  night and the bidewalk there is a.  dangerous one to travel on after  dark. Then the entrance to the  Council chambers is so dark that it  it is neatly impossible to get to the  Council meetings without breaking  ones head or shins.  If in quest of Footwear   go   and   in  spect New Stock of Boots and Shoes  at Gus Hauck's.  CORRECTION.  In our last issue we inadvertently  left out tho following names from  the Mansion House subscription  list of Comox: Mrs. John Urqu-  hart. $2.50; H. Urquhart, $1. W.  E. Gil more should have been W. E.  Glennon.  ���������CUSTOM RETURNS.  Following are   the   Custom   return* for the month of   Feb., 1900:  Imports���������  Dutiable   Free,  $922 00  3 00  Duty' collected.'.  $207.94.  PASSENGER LIST.  The following were the passengers who came up on the "City of  Nanaimo" Wednesday.  G L Courtenay. J King, F C  Niven, . Mr. Fin ley, Halliday, G  Ramsay, Girl Stanton, Rev. Speer,  W Green, S Moody, L Rp-'borough,  AE Rowland, Evan, -WVermil-  yea, Mrs. Hauck, Morrison, R B  Anderson, G Barlow, Mr. Clute,  Mrs. Rowlands, Mrs. Stanton, C  Reed, Sing Kee.  . O   There will be no service in the  R. C. Church Sunday. JRcv. Ver-  beke being absent.  THE "WEEK'S FESTIVITIES.  Cumberland   and   vicinity   has  been unusually gay   the past week.  To begin with, the 'Mansion House  Ball, held here in the ball on Tuesday last/  was veil   attended ! y .i.  select crowd of   loyal   subj' cts and  enthusiastic dancers.    Wrdm'.'-nuy  evening witnessed a  very pitusant  dance at  Courtenay given by Contractor .Adam's   and his   workmen  upon the  completion  . o,f   the new  Howe truss bridge  over Cdurtenav  River.    .Participants   declare  they  had a grand   time.    The   same evening Bev.    Mr. Speer   gave a  lecture ui'der the   au-������pices vf the Ep-  woith League.    The .-udjeot, Crawlers, Crutchers and" Climbers,  was  handled in   .i most   eloquent manner by the   orator who   began    by  pointing out what wonderful   creatures   are some   of the   lower animals.    Silkworms,   spiders, &c. as  compared   wiih the  highi-st efforts  of man's'art to produce similar fabrics.    From   this he went on' to depict the moral   "Ci awlers"  of , our  kind.    Then'to "C,i utchers" or onus  who lean bnVothers   without making any effp.-t' to support   themselves, modern incubu.-es in which the  remittance    man   played   a    part.  "Climbers,"   on thecontiary   v^ere  ones who ever    strove  to   elevate  themselves,' t.-get' on in the world  in the face of  every  difficulty and  disappointment..      Much     humor  was interlarded with thclectuie, as  for instance, the speaker rcuiaiking .  upon tlie   unfortunate   sparsity o'ft  the audience, mentioned that small  audiences . were'    sometimes   most  acceptable, as lie   remembered    in  his own case   when   he in.erviewed  his future  .mother-in-law's daughter, al o   in , ,'Crutchers'   depicting  the ha d   working   mother at - the  wash-tub, while the  finely brought  'up daughter sat in  tt.e pailor  "Her hair was still in papers,  Hc.-i luce all covered with puint  The remains of la-.i   nimbi's 'blu-hes,  f'ef'ure she ditempieJ to f.-nut.''  "A Night Wi-h Irishmen" the  m-xi night was brimful of pathos  humour and patiiotism and was  well attended/  The Marble Bay Concern was a  great sucees, nearly $40 alone being  showered on Mis. H. Smith in  ,"Pny! Pay I Ptiyl"  The school concert was largely  attended. ' Of.course it was the little ones' night and they enjoyed  themselves. Want of space prevents us giving the program which  was most nieritorous, chiefly rendered by tho children. Sunflower  chorus was repeated.  *'   J    I      ���������!     I   \i     fa \  *W   OB   G823G3     ������     Hkssk.  KHXE&XSX&f.  This   is the season    of big values  and  little   prices at our   store.  's S.'its  Boy'j  Do you want a birgain?' if so do not  ��������� delay as they are growing fewer each  <: iv. Vu'Ikivc ilicm Irom $1.25 to  $3-5������- ' Kenicinljcr thuy are cut to  about half price.  jt-ajxvr>*n������3������������*Wwaui*a������im*Me<������Ji  He   meandered   along the   high  street on the evening of pay day. A  small man, but' very straight "and  upright.    One pant leg  was   rolled  up a bit higher than the other, and  his feet seemed to be leading   their  possessor a chase after a blacksnake.  In one.hand   he   held   a   growler,  evidently full���������the growler I mean  ���������of some   liquid;   for   one  could  hear it   squilch.. . Also   with   the  liquid there was a something hard,  whose   specific     gravity���������like  the  feel���������was   less   than   that   of the  liquid.    Perhaps it was a "mickey,"  I don't know.    At Hauck's   corner  one     en ant     foot   was  carefully  planted clown on the crossing; then  the other was finally   captured   in  the middle of   a   war   dance, and  brought down after.    Then   the entire concatenation waddled   across.  Betting was pretty well in  favor of  the mart when he reached Tar bell's.  Then the   growler began   to   buck.  Feet took   advantage of   this rein-  forcemeat and the   last I saw   was  the man down with growler on top,  while feet, liquid and   hat   went off  in different directions.  :Mr. Fin lay's studio window is  just now the centre of inteiest in  the town. The photos a.rs .very  jineand exceptionally well .finished.  Boy's Reefers  We have a few yet which are going at  half-price. We mav have the size yoi>  want.    If so, you get, a bargnin.  Boots and Shoes  We have several small lots of children's and'"women's shoes from 35 cts.  to $1.90, worth from 75 cts. to $2.50  We make these ridiculously low prices  . to clear them out, anH all we need bay  is that yuu cannot equal ihem anyplace else for the money.  Women's Skirts,  lS women's b'kick lustre skirts, ne������v  de>iyn. 'S<.vui t.oitcl, circular. -Extra  well ������nisl od find lined. .?4--5 wbrih $5.'  -r*^������������������ in���������iniii ������������������j hji>mij������wi������w n-i -r -M-������������������������������������������  Women's Underwear  We have a small lot1 of women's and  childien's underwear that we are clearing at about half price. ''  Men's Shirts  1  . If there is one thing more than another  which we  can give a' bargain   111 it is,  , men's shirts.    We have a small   lot of  white   arid   colored    shirts.    60   cts.,  worth $1 and $1.25.,  Top Shirts  . Men's heavy wool-top- shirts   at>;     ������  '   price. .���������        '   ���������       "   " ..!"  Cash Store,     Cumberland, B. C.  - \  &\  A Chinaman started off on the  road to the Celestial paradise Wednesday. To judjie by the number  of pots of Chinese", preserves, rice,  pork, &C , <fcc, he must have-- a lo'ng  way to go and a dark way to "travel  if the number.of tapers   is a   sign.  , Usual montfily social pf Epw^rth  League was held in MeJiodist .  "Chii'ih school room last week1 The '  pr g a'raii o wa*- quite.an info*mal  one, but as is usual in these gatherings everyone contributing to the  general amusement made a very  plcas-ans evening.*  A good many fellows, bach it in  and about Union. ' Many of these  are excellent cooks and oft'times  it has   been 1 elated that   new and  i** <  very savory dishes have been hit  upon in bachelor quartei s by experimenting with eatables, or have  been concocted by judicious and original mixtures, not heretofore attempted by lady ^cooks. But the  crowning jewel of the culinary tiara  must be awarded to a young member of the persuasion living at the  Lake, who la������t week attempted a  cake. Getting down tbe family  cook book, he studied cake care-  full} , but not being -well posted 111  culinary language he came to the  conclusion that ne would risk no  mistake, so carefully put the cookbook in the middle of the batter  and cooked everything. We understand thai sawed up and polished, tlie   result makes  ioveiv  r.^zor  -stiops. ''   ' .   o������������������-���������:���������  VICTORIA  NEWS.  Victoria,   March    2���������Joe Martin   was  sworn   in   1 s   Piennei     yesterday,   Smith  Ourtia Minister ol Mines, J. ti. Yates   Pro-  viuotal Secretary.    Murciu said this   morn-  lug than che   remaindei*   will   not   be   announced for suuieciuie but   believed   Dunsmuir will be President of   the Council   aud  another vacancy   filled by   Mcluues.    Last  night.Seoiliu resigned the leadership of tbe  Opposition.    Cotton   being chosen,   it   was  j  decided to be known as "Provincial Party,"  I  and no to the  people   prepared   to   oppose  arty hues.   ' Martiu last   night   discharged.  Aikins, Premier's private secretary.    Martin   had   au     interview      wilh       Turner  to-day,      at  , which      it     is   understood  earnest; represeutatiod was made   by him to  induce Turneri.tes to drop their opposition  and hostilities to him but nofc likely to  meet with success.  On the 1st inst. when want of confidence  motion wa3 made Mr. Dunsmuir said:.  "That is a question   for the people to de-  Hospital Benefit  gra.nubAll  /. Under Auspces  of Cumberland .JJrov^'  ." No. 3, u-A. o/b.jti .-;:-  OUMBEELiM. MlL,;  mArgh le  CORPORATION   OF THE  CITIOJ-GIMMMD  Court   cf Revision.  NOTICE is hereby given that the' Court  of Revision tor the purpose of hearing,  ail complaints against the    assessment  of 1000, as'inade by   the' ' Assessor ot  the City of Cumberland, will be held at  the Council Chambers, City   Hall,   on  Saturday, the 31st day of March, A:D.  1900, at the hour of 3 o'clock p.m.  By order,  .   LAW'REN'E  W.   NUNNS,   .,  ���������   C. M. C.  Cumberland, " 24th Feb. 1900.  cide. Wc can show our opinion in other  ways." '  Tlie thunderous applause for the resolution was utill in the air when his honor eu-  tered with his glittering staff, and with the  one word, ''Gentlemen," Dunsmuir Jed the  way to the lobbies, all save Joe Martin of  tbe rlected represenfatives of the people  following.  The crowded gallery instantly caught the  meaning ot the niovem-nts, and round upon  r->uud of . cl'<*er8. for the menbera rang  ���������through'.the building.  A >��������� His."Honor took his seat the last coat-  tail attached to an M P. P. disappeared  through the 'Joor, and ihe cheers merged  into hissr.s, laughter and catcalls, as the  governor essayed to speak.  He sat for two minutes asliy pale and  nervously claaping and. unclasping his  hands.  The House attaches looked at each other  in dazed bew ild rment.  Even theatrical Joe Martin bit his lips in  nervous agitation as he alone faced the  jeering throng.  At last His Honor found voice and rising  and bowing ostentatiously to the gallieriea  coinmenced his formal address.  The speech was read to Mr. Marti������  alone of the elected House, and some one in  the gallery suggested in mockery "three  cheers for His Honor."  The response was a chorus of groans an<J  catcalls.  Then His Honor hurried away pursed by  the hisses and mockery of the gallertes as  he went out, the lobby doors opening and  the metabisrs burstiag into the chamber,  Price Ellison and rooley starting a el'eer  that echoed beyond the bridge and was  heard in the city even above the roar of the  firecracker fusilaed accentuating British  Columbia's joy at Ladysmith'_s relief.  fj  il  ' "J  ��������� %


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