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medium    -in      Comox
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Seambbip City of Nanaimo will sail,as
follows, calling at' way ports as freight and
passengers may offer.
Leave Victoria for Nanaimo
,   Tuesday 7 a.m.
* '    Nanaimo for'Comox,
Wednesday.7 a.m.
1 ���   Comox for Nanaimo
Friday 8 a.m
"4 '    Nanaimo for Victoria,
Saturday 7 a.m,
FOR Freight  tickets   and State-
rooms apply ��� on board;
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is   the   remedy.       For
sale, by.   all    druggists.
per bottle.
Delivered daily by us in  Cumberland
and Union.    Give us a trial.
I am agent  for the  following  reliable
The .Royal Insurance Company.
The London and Lancashire.
James Abrams.
%j. A, Carthew
, When the City of Nanaimo announced
tier approach by a more or. less musical
salute last Wednesday, our harbor was
beautifully calm, and the rain delightfully
wet. Then the snow,that emblem of innocence and foierunner of mud, took a hand;
and between the three��� wc all lelt like
11 drowned nit looks. We consoled *our-
sclveis by anticipating a fine day,Thursday, and we discussed weather in general.
The dance at the Wilson House Wednesday  night was   not largely  attended,
owing piobably to the rain. ' Those who
braved mud and sleet, however, had a
good time from 9 p. m. till 3 a. m. Music
was furnished by Messrs. Roy and Graham, and an excellent supper was served free. There were quite a few over
from Comox and Cumberland.
La grippe is on the 'rounds, Mr. Geo.
Howe, one of aur prominent business
men, is down with an attack.
The bark Colorado will take 'a full
cargo of coal here for the north.
Mr. and Mrs. 'McMillan of Denman
Island came over on the steamer Uncle
Tom. and returned,!he same day.   - -
The residents of Union Wharf who are
fortunate enough, to have gardens are
getting them ready for ��� sunny clays.
Although the weather is very unsettled
the indications are that spring has come.
The following were   the arrivals  at the
Cumberland Dy this week's steamer:
J. R. Miller, Winnipeg;. Wm   Roberts,
'Winnipeg; H. Mahrer, Nanami'o;   W. E.
.Norris, Nanaimo;  J. Votz, Nanaimo;   G.
H.'Brown,"   Victoria;   Fred ; P.   Wilson,
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F-VaMc^uvtMTXr'v^ll^ "ifi," Vnncou v.er;' Robt>:
Pol lick, 'Nan.iimo;  J. H. Mateer,  Union
The   following   were   arrivals   at   the
Union Hotel by this week's steamer:
Judge Harrison, Nanaimo; Post Office
Inspector Fletcher, Victoria.
COUNTY   COURT.���His    Hon.   Judge
Harrison has announced  that  in future  he
will hold County Court at Cumberland once
���A    '
a month.    The   next sitting   will be onthe
6th of April. The holding of court at regular intervals v/ill he much appreciated by
the business community.
TryNSievenson & Co's., for a good fine
lady's shoe, at a moderate price. A new
line just arrived.
Reed was up before Magistrate Abrams
Monday on a charge of assaulting two Japanese, Hutchesoa and' Fugie. He pleaded
"not guilty," and Mr. L P. Eckstein defended. S.;vtrai witnesses were 'called for
the contpUmahts. The defendant was
lined $5 acid oats for his p-.ius in crying to
"do uo" J.'ptowu.
On Tuesday night Prof. Robt. Mobius
assisted by .local' musicians, gave a very
interesting entertainmentm Cumberland
Hall. A good sized audience audience-
composed of quite a^.few - doubting
Thomases���had gathered;to witness the
Prof.'s hypnotic experiments, and it is
not too much to- say u:ai Prof. Mobius
soun demonstrated thai he was- no novice
.it the work. He did nyt claim to use
any supernatural'influence, asjs the case
with charlatans, but he'u did lay
claim to a scientific knowledge, of the art,
and he proved his  ability to the satisfac-
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tion of all. -
The subjects experimented upon did
exaactly as he suggested, and the exhibition was an unqualified success.
The music, supplied by the "Four Star
String Band," was"Joudly applauded, and
' the performeis'had to respond to several
encores.       ��� -     '
The programme was repeated on Wednesday night with equally, satisfactory
results.  , '
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Rain ! rain !! Comox mud. * .
Mr. A. W: Rennison returned from
California this week.-
We regret to   report that   Mrs. ���S:  J. '
Chffe is down with an Utack of la'grippe,
but hope that she  may  be  soon  around
again. '
A three-year-old- colt came up  on the
iCitv. last trip for   Mr. J. Davis.'   He is a'
Very hanclsoiiie animal. -��� >
Mrs. Robb returned from Nanaimo
on Wednesday.
The addition to St. John's Cathohc
Church is being plastered. Mr. Hugh
Stewart has the job. The work Mr. Stewart did in this church some years ago is
as good as ever.
J. P. Davis, the gardener, is preparing
his ground for flowers. Comox will be
able to show a number of pretty gardens
this summer.
Why doesn't someone start an Athletic
club? A room could easily be obtained.
The cost o! fitting it up would be trifling
and the amusement and advantage would
more than compensate. Then when the
ships are in - we can get an instructor
to give us a few lessons. It would be
a handy play house for children during
the day, and grown-ups in the evening.
We are sorry to learn that Mr.Hudson,
Sr., is seriously ill, and hope that returning spring and warm weather will bung
him around alright.
Don't qo to Klondike- Without an
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The Noted Phrenologist and Physiologist-���*
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from Personal examination and fiom Photographs, wdl describe Character and rtvea
liiient and tell the natural p.drtptaiion of any person for Law, Literature,  Art, Science
Commerce,   or Mechanism.    Call and get assistance in selecting a'proper pursuit,in ^
which   success  will   be  certain. '��� . '   . ��� - ' ���       p' ���  ,
Your nrirriaije adaptation and business qualification, accurately delineated.   , Bram ��
is monev '   Character is capital.    Knowledge of your tesources the secret of success..,
'Mrs  M  C  Mobius   gives Readings in Scientific   Palmistry.,  One  hand read free.'
Your life is writren in'your hands     Terms reasonable. Consultation free. - -
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Mutiny and IVIurder- in Phillip,
Fastest Trip Across the Atlantic.^
Earthquake in Japan.
;i'?1"     ,    Other News.
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'   Ottawa, Mar.-'ioth���Ex-Governor'Mac-
.kinlosh left for England today." -   '        vs
"^ THE"FASTEST\PASSAGE':5''..    -
New York, Mar. gth���The^' Fuerst  express steamer Kaiser VVilhem der.Grosse
arrived today from   Bremen,   Southampton and Cherburg, making the   most surprising record trip  across the  Allan fie, a
'distance of .3,148 knots,   in 5 day, 21 h.s.,
and 8 mtnules.
Yokohama, Mar. 9th���A severe earthquake shock was experienced at 10
o'clock this morning, the disturbance vis-
itiug the localities of the great shock of
1891, with some loss of life and property.
Victoria, March 10���S. D. Pope, for the
past 16 years Supt. of Education, ha-s resigned. The step is attributed in part to
recent reduction in salary which at the
time was vigorously protested against by
members of the Opposition. There are ot* -
er reasons however, also prompting Dr
Pope in the course he has taken No successor has yet been appointed
Manilla, March 9���The steamer Gloria,
which arrived here today from Curimas in
uon hern part of Island of Luzon, reports
the Rijinirfh steamer San Juan, strrnded.
Htir cv��o had been gutted by t her native
crew, who mutinied and murdered all Spanish officers on the vessel
Ottawa, March 9���Frank .Richardsoa,
with staff of assistants, leaves for Vancouver to-morrow, to commence construction
���of a telecraph line to Dawsou The cost
will be $150,000
Naiiaima, March 10���Robt Morrison, of
Shoal hay, who was serving a term in jail
here for selling liquor to Indians, died suddenly yesterday in jail. An inquest and
post mortem will be held
London, March 10.���Rear Admiral
Lord Beresfoid, in an interview with the
Daily mail, says that the Government
should force an "open door" in China or
fight. "America will not likely join, but
America, England, Germany and Japan
might work together."
Nanaimo, March 10.���Dave Evans,
known as "Di" shot and killed his mis-
tress.Libby White, and then killed himself in   Dawson   City   last   month.    He
. was jealous of the woman, which-prompt* ^ "��� V ��~
ed him to commit the rash acti      .-      ��� >\   ''.��
TSOI YfflTOfilL ' ';5|
Victoria, Mar. 10th���One" of the chief".���>. /'
, complaints "of the British residents'of Au''-'"f:;
lin, as embodied in 'fthejr petition to the - \'-}
government, appears tofallto the ground \ A.,J,
by reason of the amendments made 'to, ;*!"'V;i
the Mineral act during the late clays . of^'/^v
the r.ecent session! They could not find,''-.
enough Britishers in the country to'work '''���
their properties, they said, and" they,
could not engage Americans as the law,'"..
provided that even a wage earner' in a I ,
mine must possess a free miner's, certifi'^ -
cate. This condition does not apply "-.un-" ~
der the amended law.       ��� * .', -,'/,-
Sii Charles Hibbert Tupper, M.P., and':,
Miss Tupper, Miss Martin, and Hon.  E. *-, ,
G.' Prior,^M.P.,and family leave,for ,Qtta�� )^^)\
wa today, to be an hand for the '��� opening \"' \~\
of.the I>omin!on. House. ��� L'.j,   '\     V>;i^'
James Dunsmuir and Mrs.   Djunsmmr--,.
.returned5'".last-evenmg^'foth) "from 'Sari! '-'xl
Fancisco.     . ���.    ^>\   ...--'   ���    >���   ;*:.w''~r,:, \
Si Scholastique, March    ior���Cordelia, v-^.1-'
(Poirier and  Sam Parslow^were1 hanged    v
this morning.    The drop fell at 8:04.      ,   " '"\
New York, March   10.���Rudyard Kip^'.'
ling passed  a   restful   night.    He   is - a    -
shade belter to-day.    He has' asked' for   >
his children several times, but   the   doc~,
tors have refused his request.     He does
not yet know of Josephine's death.
Commenting on the discus* '
Colonist,    sion at  the council of the   ���
Board of Trade, the Colon-
ist said yesterday that vessels lying in
Royal Roads were subject to compulsory
pilotage". This is not the case, as the
following extract from the pdotage regulations will show:
"(h) Compulsory payment  of pilotage-
dues   is not   chargeable  against  vessels,
while in Royal Roads, unless such vessels
shall enter either or both the harbors o^
Victoria and Esquimau.
"(i) When a vessel is bound to or from
any other port in the province, either la-, k
den or ballast, and does not discharge or
receive any caigc, passengers or mails,
but simply enters it as a harbor of refuge,,
such vessel shall be exempt from pilotage
into and out of Esxuimalt, excepting in
cases where <i pilot is actually angaged
by ihe maste" for su-h service. c
Regulation 18 (a)   provides  that   "ves-
se's bound 10 other ports and   coming to
an anchor in Royal '-Roads* the  pilotage
'���shall be free, except where the servicd of
a pilot'are employed."     .
The whole question of pilotage probably requires to be looked into, and the
Colonist will make some enquiries about
To encourage the study of English composition in the public schools, The News
ulieio a piv/v.- of ��5.00 in g./id for th-.- best
essay on a subject which will be giveu hi our
-,iext issue., The essays will be judged by a
competent au-i unbiassed committee, and
the one to winch the piize is awarded, will
be published in The News with the writer's
name attached, as well as tba school attended, and the teacher in charge. The conditions are :
1. The competitor must be a bona fide
public school pupil in actual attendauce.
2. The essay must be the writer's own
3. The essay must be handed in betora
4. More than one pupil from the same
can compete.
5. Each competitor must send in $2.00
with the name of a new subscriber to Ths
News. T  OUR OYSTER SUPPLY.  WHAT SCIENCE ;���������y..-\l TO KEEP ST  FROM PETERING OUT.  f.  Kxp������rts Are Constautly at Work to Stimulate the Artificial Development of the  - Ill valves���������A Scientist ot the American  ~.       5?ish   Commission   Explains   Many   ot  ��������� t      ������S������e Processes.  ��������� Are'you good at figures?    (Jan you cal-  .colaie  sums   in   hundreds,     thousands,  millions and billioni?  Unless you can do so you will not bo  abla to understand how oyster3 are sup-  plied by nature, and how they are multiplied by scion co. , <  - Smith D. Fry, the Washington corres-  pondent, the other day visited the fish  comuihSSion and elicltbd considerable information about the luscious bivalves.  One of the scientists in charge, in response to many questions, said:  "One lai'go oyster will yield one hundred millions of oggs. A bushel of good  oysters vould yield about a billion of  eggs. The. hundred billions of fry from  ������jy hundred bushels ot oysters, I propose  to have pass back anil forth through my  carnal, and besides I have a lev; epawnors  ia each one ot the receptacles. I will  laaie use of methods of fertilization  vrhich are essentially my own. I depend,  kowever, more largely upon the natural  ItroxxL, using artificial fertilization as an  auxiliary, getting spat from fry produced  naturally."  "What advantage does this proposed  B^sfem possess over other systems?"  "This system greatly increases the  chances, by taking advantage of the full  's]jatting capacity ol tho volume of water.  <$ys������er embryos, under ordinary conditions, 5n open water f, diffuse and affix  "themselves throughout th3 three dimensions of such a body of water. The  methods which have been usod provided  far collectors only at the bottom or on  the surface. This system cousomclates  tliafc 6hc collectors shall occupy the threo  dimensions of .the water, and, provides a  cheap and feasiblo method of spat culture, ot almost unlimited productiveness.  "Among the advantages of the system  ������e������ the convenience and accessibility of  tho arrangement. Tho cultch can* easily  bo overhauled if necessary. Every ' three  bushels of cultch is completely indepond-  cnC o������ tho rest, and can be removed and  examined at any stage. A great advantage  is thai the wator rushing through keops  ofE-fcfce sediment, which   has   been found  freo swimming embryo. Then it begins  to form its valves, and, if it has not attached itself, sinks to the bottom and  perishes there."  "Is not tho loss or waste of the fry,  when left to nature's processes, very  large?"'" asked tho reporter.  "The losses prior to fixation are very  great. By enormously increasing the  cultah or'spatting surface, however, wo  can reduce the loss to the minimum.  Prof. Moobiua made a calculation as to  the oysters of Europe, that only one' egg  out of 1,400,000 ever comes to maturity.  As the American oyster is fully four  times as prolific, tho losses, under natural  conditions, are relatively much greater.  The oyster has a great many enemies,  such as the drills and star fishos.ilThon  they are often so crowded that thousands  are killed."  "Has observation shown that there Is  need of recourse to artificial culture to  keep up the supply?"  "Tho results of last year's investigations by the Fish Hawk showed that.  We found that nearly all tho oysters were  undersized. The beds wore by no mean?  exhausted, but they were so closely flsnfcd  that they were not given. ��������� time to recuperate. We examined oysters at over 90  different points in the Chosapeake."  Tho next time you oat an oyster stew,  think of the' amount of scientific work  which is required to keep our tables supplied with this popular food product.  AYOUNG MAN'S PERSONAL LETTERS.  Hi*  They  .Should   Not   Ho   Addressed   to  1'lKce ot* Business.  "A young roan in business is wisest  who"sees to it that his personal letters do  not come to his business address,"  writes Edward Bok in the Ladias' Home  Journal. "Aside from tho technical poini  that he had no right to use his employer's  address for _ social correspondence, and  that it is not the place for such letters,  it means a freedom from distraction  which ia valuablo to him. The receipt of  social letters at business places often  means their" answer there, and so one  evil, multiplies into another. A young  man's business hours snould be dovotod  to busine.ss, and he cannot bo too strict;  In tho observance of that rulo. Nor  should our girls seek In any respect to  lead our ycung mon to give laxity to  that rule. Tho best kind of a self-respecting girl, on the other hand, is she who  helps a young man to keep inviolate a  rule so obviously for his own best interests, present and future. A girl cannot  too rigidly let a young man alone during  business hours. That is the rule of wisdom, and I wish that every girl would  learn it and adhere to it."  WORKSHOP OF AX OYSTER.  & end r represent the origin of the arteries from the ventricle: au is the  auricle of the heart: br, vessel carrying  biood from the jrills to the auricle of  the-heart; bj, outline of organ of Bojan-  MiS, the so-called kidney; bp, pores from  -which the waiter issues into the bronchial  <���������aaa.lt; after passing through the gills;  c&, eioaca, or sewer; d. pg, and sg, connective; ig, gi'llls;. gc, cavity between the  system; g, gills; gc. cavity between the  i\ro mantle folds: h, hinge; 1. ligaments;  M,' adductor'muscle;' m, mouth: mt, mantle, the arrows show the direction of  curseuts'.produced by the cilia; p, palps  or feelers; p. outer end of right pedal  muscle; s, extern ail opening of reproductive1 organs of right side; ye, ventricle  o������ heart.  ������������������ fc> bo very destructive to the spat. Undir  this system, too, a person will have con-,  tral of his plant. A plant covering a  teath of an acre will yield 1,000 bushels  of spat^ or adult oysters, which will cover  at least four acres. I would not think of  planting more than 250 bushels to an  acre."   ��������� "'   ���������  "What do you mean by spatting?"  "This system," said. he. "is < purely a  system of spat culture to roar oysters for  planting, or seed oysters as they^ are  called. By the time the spawning season  is over, or at the end of 90 days, the  Kpass are ready to bo taken out with the  sholls to which thoy ate attached and  transferred to tho bed, where they will  f-ia allowed to ������ stay until ready for the  market. The spawning season is over in  90 days. The oyster will double its bulk  every .year, and in four years bo ready for  tha tabio.  ^In Franoo and other countries oytser  cultivation has boon carried on fur a long  time, and, in fact, there is reason to  foeiiove thaG in the days of tho Caesars  attention was given to this matter. Tho  ifrench Government in 1S51 madooxperi-  scents in spat culture by strewing sholls  co. the bottom.  .'^Tbo term fry, as U3ed by mo, means  freo swimming embryo. Tho existence of  tbx������ srnbiyo is divided up into threo  etftges. First, tknro is tho egg, which  ���������V8hen fertilized passes through its early  giage from three to ten hours, and then  foeeornea fr7. The nest stage ia whon tho  fry settles and fastens itself to ������*ome  >������afcgfcc&, makes its home for life, and then  S.fe becomes spat. The fry swims until it  finally meets some object to which it can  a������ftach itself. Once fixed, its wandering1  existence is at an end.  "You see these shells," said tho scientist, taking up a number of small oyster  Khalls. "These I took from buoy poles.  There you see these little specks,"' he  continued, pointing out tiny little dots  oa the shells���������so small as hardly to be  -visible. "They are little oysters, or spats.  I will show them to you under the  microscope." One of the sholls was adjusted under the glasjs and tho specks at  fiusca appearsd to tho eye as mollusks ot  sjuita respectable size.  '"You could range 500 of the eggs or  fry in tho space of an inch," said the  scientist. "The oyster lives 24 hours as a | canvas.  Whut ,P������:ice  Ttlcans  in  ltnssln.  One thing at least ' is   absolutely   certain, and that is that Russia is profoundly desirous of   keeping  .the  peace and ia  very far iroin being prepared to wage wat  with either Germany or England. It will  be ami umber of years    before   the Trans-  Siberian Railway will   be nearly enough  completed   to   bo   used   for transporting  troops and supplies ' to   Corea,   Northern  China, or   any   ot   those   regions   where  there has been so much friction   botween  British and Russian interests.    Ic  would  be hopeless for   the   Russian   soldiers to  attempt to cope  on    the   Chinese   coasts  with the English ships.  Russia has plenty of mon under arms and could   recruit  still vaster forces; but   her  resources are  so undeveloped   that    in   a   groat war it  would bo well-nigh impossible   to   transport or supply large Russian armies, and  in suoh respects   Germany   is   incomparably superior.    Russia   has  every reason  for desiring a   long   period   of profound  peace.    Her statesmen have observed  the  progress of the United States,   and   realized the fact that the material   greatness  of this country is   due   to   tho   immense  development   of  the   Mississippi   Valley  and the far West in the more than thirty  years that have followed   the   civil   war.  The profound object of Russia's policy i9  to build railroads, open mines, bring vast  areas of   wheat   lands   into   cultivation,  and, in   short;,   to   build   up the nation  upon a basis of   economic   progress   and  prosperity.  This being true, Russia would  gladly obtain relief   from   the   enormous  pecuniary burdens imposed   upon   her by  the maintenance of her huge armies.  She  needs the   money   for   railroads   and tho  agencies   of peaceful   development.    But  she is tho victim of the   prevailing military systom of   Europe' and   considers it  necessary to go armed   if   her   neighbors  do the same.    It has been very much the  European habit of mind to regard Runsia  as the groat menace to the world's noace;  but tho Russians   take   precisely tho opposite view of their position and are very  far indeed   from   wishing   to   provoke a  war:    Moreover, they are   shrewd   diplomats and have scored great points of lata  years.  As matters stand, they have nothing to gain and vory muoh to lose by'going to war.    The new Czar will keep the  peace. ��������� From   "Tho     Progress     of    tho  World," in tho Amoriean   Monthly    Ro-  view of Reviews.  What to Do When One Faints.  A fainting fit is not often in tho least  dangerous. TJ'nloss the pationt is treated  in an improper manner ib will pass  away in a short tii^o without leaving  any evil effects. It is caused by tho temporary absence of blood from the brain.  Do not on any account lift tho head of  the pationt on a pillow, or serious consequences may follow. On the contrary,  allow tho body to be lifted a little higher  than the head and remain resting in a  gradually inclined position from the feat  to tho head. Loosen the clothes, especially about the throat and waist. Admit  fresh air in abundance and do not allow  many persons in thi room. Apply smelling salts to the nostrils, or if smelling  salts are not on hand use a little ordinary  ammonia diluted with water and poured  on a handkerchief. ,A few drops of sal  volatilo in a glass of cold water will  assist in restoring full consciousness  whon tho patient can hwallow.  CATCHING A SHARK.  A   FIERCE   STRUGGLE   WITH   A   NINE  FOOT  HAMMERHEAD.  Musts mid Sails.  The   highest   masts   of   sailing vessels  are from 1G0 to 180 feet high, and spread  fiom   60,000   to   100,0U0   square   foot of  Sport That Is Extremely Dangerous and  Punctuated With Excitement From Start  to Finish���������A Monster With, the Courage  and Tenacity of a Bulldog.  After a somewhat extensive and varied  experience with sharks on many shores, I  believe for' ugliness, hard, fighting, pug-  . nacity and utter indifference to the presence of human" enemies the hammerhead  shark stands pro-eminent. Personally I  have never known one to kill a human being, though Mitchell records an instance  in which a man's body was taken from  one.  Shark fishing, I am aware, is not recognized as sport nor is tho despised and  dreaded animal considered game for the  angler, yet I would say a word in its favor  ���������at least this much, that he who hooks  and takes ashore a hammerhead shark of  nearly twice his own length has given  battlo to no mean foeman. .  My experience with a nine foot hammerhead will illustrate this. I was fishing  with a light rod ono day, whon my hooks  began to. disappear. There.would be a  slight tug, then tho frayed, Ashless lino  would come up. More than this, tho fish  had stopped biting, and I, began' .to look  around for the shark. About 30 feet from  mo two mon were fishing in a boat, who  had strung their fish on a line and thrown,  them overboard. All at once, as I looked,  tho big dorsal Sn of a shark appeared so  near the boat 'that the men could have  touched it, and the animal continued  swimming around them, always within  reaching distance.  The sharkwas so persistent that I determined to take it, so rowed into tho harbor to get a long shark line. When I returned to my boat, I found that tho shark  had,followed the two men into tho harbor.  It was complacently moving about with  its big dorsal fin protruding from tho .water surrounded by a fleet of 15 or more  boats, whoso occupants were shouting, firing rifles, striking with oars and boat  hooks, all making a most extraordinary  attack upon tho hammerhead.  I saw at once that tho shark would be  driven out of tho bay, so I pulled my boat  out and prcsontly found that tho animal,  followed by tho fleet, was swimming along  tho edge of tho kelp beds and gradually  distancing them. Placing myself directly  in its track, I waited, and when it was  about 50 feet off threw out a seven pound  whito fish, fastened to tho hook and,to a  float, scthat it hung three feet from the  surface. By manipulating tho line 1  ��������� brought it directly in front of the shark,  and presently saw its dorsal fin sink out  of sight as it seized the bait. Then began  tho 6teady paying out, the peculiar^ thrill  of the line known to shark llshcrmon.  My companion was an invalid, unable  to afford me any assistance in the way of  wri?k, so 1 directed him to keep the boat,  which was a small, flat bottomed skiff,  weighing porhaps 150 pounds, stern to tho  fish, and then I began to haul in, to coil  the rope behind me, looking' out for the  -rushes.  Tho hammerhead took 10,20 feet of line  and was gradually increasing its speed,  when I jerked the hook into it. Whizl  and I was almost pulled overboard. The  next second tho lino, torn from my hand,  went hissing over the rail, not away, but  down as straight as a die., Two hundred  feet went out before I could catch it, and  then the jerk almost capsized the boat.  Tho remaining 50 was taken from me in  terrific jerks. As the end of tho rope came  I held it in a notch in tho stern, as, if it  had slipped out, it would have been the  easiest matter for the fish to overturn the  boat, which was a cranky affair at best.  The shark had gone directly down, and  at every lunge, it brought the broad, flat  bottomed boat almost under. Had the  line been in tho bow instead of the stern,  the hammerhead would certainly have  hauled it under. Its savage lunges continued for 15 minutes or more, during  which tho boat was towed rapidly offshore, so, that the boats which Avere following were outdistanced. When I finally took the line and gained a foot, we  were a mile from where tho shark was  hooked.  Tho first attempt to haul the big orea-  turo in resulted in a renewal of the vigorous plunges, but I soon gained 10 or 12  feet and found that I could hold it, and  from then on began the struggle of endurance. As I hauled in, taking the buffeting blows on my arms, giving and taking, my companion took tho lino from between my feet and coiled it. Time and  again it rushed out with tho greatest velocity, and tho work would all havo to bo  done ovor again, and . so, hauling and being hauled, tho fight went on for nearly  an hour, and then, whon almost exhausted, 1 caught sight of tho shark's whito  bolly 30 i'ect below, its ugly head with tho  hannnorliko cyo standing out in startling  relief, and its big mouth half open, viciously biting at tho hook. Whon it  caught sight of tho boat, it gathered  strength and made a final break of 50 feet.  But this was tho last, and, making an effort in the nature of a spurt, I ran the  monster in, and clapxicd tho end of tho  chain over tho edgo of the stern, then laid  back and held on while the shark endeavored, with great liftings and curves, to  overturn tho boat; failing in which it raised its powerful tail and drenched us with  spray  The shark was now lying lengthwise  with the beat, facing the stern, and with  about three feet of chain was" swimming  and towing us so rapidly out to sea that  tho still pursuing boats found it somewhat difficult to overtako us. Finally one  throw us a rope, and then by an accident  the shark took about 20 feet of line and  now towed two boats. Another boat presently caught up with us, then another,  and four were finally added to the procession before any material progress was  made in the direction of shore, now a mile  and a half distant.  The secret of controlling a large shark  is to haul it short, and we soon had our  hammerhead at the surface, and I held its  head by the peculiar lobes while the retinue of boats slowly moved in. The shark  never ceased  its struggles, and when ^ we  finally reached tho beach, and tho line was  tossed to 15 or 20 men, it made" a terrific  rush for liberty, hurling the water over  the boat, but was quickly hauled, writhing and leaping, up over the pebbles. This  ehark was nine feet in length, not large for  its kind, yet a vigorous lighter, with the  courage of a bulldog and much of its tenacity of purpose.���������New York Post.  THE  HAPPY  PONDO/  He  ' Always.  ��������� The Foreigner���������So a woman can travel  alone all over this country, can she?  The Native���������Yes. -All she has to do ia  to put on a bicycle suit of sufficient insufficiency, and there will be plenty of men  to look after he*.���������-Cincinnati Enquirer.  ADMIRAL MAKAROFF.  to  A Russian >~aval Officer Who Intends  Kcach the North Pole by Means  of Ice ISrealceis.  Vice-Admiral S. Makarofl, the Nansen  of Russia, is about to put into practical  oporation hid idea of reaching the north  pole by means of ice breakers. The Vice-  Admiral was in other coantries having  necessity for ico-breakers, but tho plana  did not suit him and he has now adopted  a design of his own.  A credit of 1,500,000 rubles has been  opened   for   tho , construction   of this ice  A Compliment Wasted.  Lord Lytton, whon "Viceroy of India,  was seatod one day at dinntr next to a  lady whose name was Birch, and who,  though very good looking, was not over  intelligent. , Said sho to His Excellency:  "Are you acquainted with any of tho  Birches?"  "Oh, yes," replied Lord Lytton. "I  know several of them most intimatoly  whilo at Eton���������indeed, more intimatoly  than I cared to."  "My Lord," replied the lady, "you forget the Birches are relativos of mino."  "And they cut me." said the Viceroy;  "but," and he smiled his wonted smile,  "I have never felt moro inclinoa to ki3S  tho urod than I do now."  Sad to say, Mrs. Birch did not  point, and told her husband His  lency had insulted her.  803 the  Excel-  Kniiiciatert   Christians.  Church going is not merely a habit; it  is a duty and a very profitable and  pleasant one; When the house of God is  nogleoted, it Is both a sign of coldness  and a producer of indifference. No one  ought ever willfully to neglect the courts  of God. He thereby shows dishonor to  God and indifference to His people. But  the greatest loss is to himself. The soul  starves for want of spiritual nourishment  when our Father's house is forsaken.  Some may indeed go to the church  services, and still famish, but those who  neglect them will certainly become  emaciated Christians, if they be Christians at all  Loafs    and    Gnztles    While    Hia  Wives Work to Support Him.  One of the problems of civilized man is  how to live with a wife. The question  that worries the Pondo is how to get along  with only one. Monogamy is to him a  condition of abject poverty. 'When, however, he can afford the luxury of three or  four wives, he. is fairly assured of success  in life, and with half a dozen or a dozen  . he is rolling in wealth. The explanation  of this paradox is simple: Whereas civilized man is expected to support his wife,  the, Pondo leaves to his women folk the  privilege of supporting him. This shows  that a savage is not necessarily a fool.  Mr. James O'Haire, missionary of tho  Catholic church in Umtata, explains the  working of tho system in a letter. "Polygamy," says he, "is the very life's support of the Pondos. The number of wives  a man has settles the question as to his  previous wealth, for each wife was bought, ������������������  and for her he must have paid her father  from 8 to 30 oxen, and now his wealth  mqy be estimated by the number of wives  and - children, .because the whole affair,  may bo simply described as natural human  farming. Each daughter is worth, say,  ten oxen. If she is well built and, pretty,  sho may sell for 40; then, too, the- sons  work in tho care of cattle, for tho whole of  the Kaffir property consists in cattle. The  wives work, and so do tho daughters. But  tho head of tho family, tho man, works no  more aftor marriage."  Tho "dignity of labor" is so noble a  thing that one'cannot but admire tho com-  plcto self abnegation of tho polygamous  Pohdo's in leaving it all to tho fomales.  And yet tho absence of work docs'not scoin  to prey upon, their spirits. "Thoy are as  happy as tho day is long. Thoy, all smoke  tobacco and drink'beer and, oat mealies  and beef or tho flesh of wild tanimals'or  wild birds. They sleep a great deal, and .  thon rise and laugh and sing and dance  and play and work a littlo, mid aro without a solitarjTcarc, without sadness or sorrow."���������South Africa.  THE   HUMAN STOMACH.  .ADMIRAL  MAKAROFF.  breaker, and the work on it will begin  at onuo. It is in this work that the practical operation will first bogin, for the  initial oxperimnt with tho'comploto ice  breaker will not be'made until,a year  from next winter. It was at" first thought  that.the ice breaker would' be built in  England, but tho Vice-A'amiral has de-  ciaed that tho entire affair shall be of  Russian inception and completion. .  Vice-Admiral Makaroff will confine his  first operations totho Gulf of Finland |  and the Kara Sea. It is intended that the  flr9t result of the ice-broakng experimonts  shall be Increased facilities and an increase of foreign trade with Cronstadt  and St. Petersburg, and perhaps, Siberia,  at times in the year when ships are now  kept back or frozen iii by the ice. Sea  communication with the Yenisei is now  carried on in a casual, . desultory sort of  way, only once a year, whoreas by means  of ice breakers a regular service of boats  might bo maintained and a voyage made  every fortnight, beginning in tho first  week of June or earlier, whan tho mouth  of the river is free from ice. Siberia is so  rich and its population increases so fast  that by natural growth and colonization  plenty of cargo would be found to support a more regular course of sea traffic  between Siberia and the rest '.of the  world. '  This it) the first time that an Arctic  expedition or plan has been organized or  conceived of genuine practical benefit  before its final purpose was carried into  execution. Vice Admiral Makaroff is  confident that by' means, of these ice  breakers ho can batter a path through  the ice which will allow his vessel to pass  through without serious difficulty. These  ice breakers >vill be ope',ated by powerful  engines, and the boilers1 which* furnish  tho steam will bo of such' draught that a  tremendous power will be secured at a  minimum' consumption of coal. The  Vice-Admirai hasnot made public his  entire design, but says that the principle  of the ram of a warship has been adopted, and that, while tho breakers are  capable of tremendous execution, tl.ey  occupy a comparatively small amount of  space, and it will therefore be possible to  store a sufficient number for an entire  voyage in the hold-of an ordinary sized  shin. Each ice breaker will have a forcp  of 10,000 horse-nower, and it is claimed  that it will bo able to cut through the  ice at the rate of from five to seven knots  an hour.  It   Display*   Entlnrance   and, Energry  .   Almost Beyond- Belief.  What insect pest can compare ' in mcro  devouring faculty, asks a French statistician, with man himself, or what machine wrought by human skill out of steol  or iron compares in point of ondurance  and energy with tho human stomach? Is  it to bo wondered at that after wrestling  with so many tons of solids and so wido  flowing a stream of liquids a man's digestive organs at tho ondof tho process should  be in a stato of wreck? "���������  Assuming that a man has a good appetite, a roasonablo income and lives for 70  yoars, his Hvcrago, consumption of broad  in all forms of baked flour would - bo 15  tons, representing in bulk 1,200 cubic feet  ���������about the sizo of a suburban villa; bacon, if, placed ond'toend, 4 miles; chops  sufficient to reach from Westminster abbey  to St./Paul's, London; beef equal to 20  full sized bullocks, representing a monster standing 15 feet high, and weighing  over 18 tons; 5 tons of fish,- 10,000 eggs, a  ton of butter, 336 pounds of cheese, vegetables enough to load a train of cars; peas  alone, if in a single pod, 3J������ miles long;  sugar, 9,000 pounds; salt, 15 hundredweight; pepper, 8 pounds; mustard, 100  cans.  Assuming that he drinks three pints of  flujd a day, tho total of this would be 76,-  700 pints, or nearly 43 tons. Whilo as for  his tobacco, the consumption of tho aver-'  age smoker would bo ,half a ton, or of  cigarettes about 250,000.  Altogether a man consumes about 1,280  times his own weight of food and liquid  in 70 years, or, more exactly,' he eats 53 K  tons of solids and drinks 42% tons of  fluids. If these 96K tons of solids and  liquids were converted into terms of mechanical force, they would be sufficient to  raiso 87,600,000 tons ono foot high or to  lift tho Forth bridgo a quarter of a milo in  tho air.  Her Ambition.  Maude Valerie Whito, the English muslo  teacher, says, in Cornhill, when discussing  tho humors of a musical life, that there  aro people who beliove that singing can be  learned, like any mechanical art, and that  in three or four months an industrious  pupil would bo ablo to earn her living  thereby. One-, music'master was visited  by a lady who said she wished to become  a professional singor. ,        ���������  Would ho try her voice?  ''Yes, "was tho answer. "Are you a  soprano or contralto?"       \,  "I really'don't know," was "the answer.  *'I haven't any voice yet.",  The teacher was naturally puzzled.  ��������� "What, do'you mean?" asked ho.  "Well," sho replied, "I'm 48, and I've  never sung a nolo in my life. But I'm a  widow, and I've, only ������25 a year. Ono  can't livo on that. I caivt say I'm fond  of music; I never was, but I'vo been told  it's a lucrativo business, and so I want to  become a professional siugcr. How long  will it takc?^     ,' .  Funny Irish Sayfngs.  Hero ni-o n few Irish bulls: An Irish  member of the Vcntnor local board some  30 yoars ago proposed that, St. Boniface  down should bo planted with somo fino.  old oaks.  Horace Walpole rocords one which he  pronounces tho best ho ever met with. "I  hate that woman," said a gentleman,  looking at a person who had been his  nurse. "I hate her, for when I was a  child she changed me at mrrse."  This was a perplexing assertion, but a  similar instance is recorded in the autobiography of an'Irishman, who gravely  informs us that he "ran away early in life  from his father on discovering ho was only  his uncle."���������London Telegraph.  He Lang-lied Lust.  "I suppose, Henry," said the old gentleman to the new son-in-law, "that you are  aware the check for $50,000 I put among  your wedding presonts was merely for  effect?"  "Oh, yes, sir," responded the cheerful  Henry, "and the effect was excellent. The  bank cashed it this morning without a  word."���������Vanity Fair.  <\  i !  $ ���������.'.TSuA  ���������**..  ������)  ^  )  i  j  u-  ik  AT/ \T> \V \T/ <Vy> \V ^V *T> -\T> ^V WaV^V,  *Jv *Iv ^iV *r* *Iv ������^V *aV ^i> *i* <o <t> *1V *lv  3?  JOHi^  ARTHUR'S  WARD,���������  DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTEB  By the author of " A Woman's  Crime," "The Missing  Diamond," etc.  *  V/ W *V A.T> <fA Oa <*A AV aV\T> AV-AV_aV.  CHAPTER  XXI.-HAGAR AND  CORA.  Meanwhile, Lucian Davlin had hastened to Bellair in response to Cora's summons, full of conjectures as to what had  "turned up."  When the noon train from the city  puffed,,up to the little platform, Lucian  Davlin was n among ,the arrivals and ab  the end of the depot  platform   stood   tho  -dainty phaeton of Mrs. John Arthur.  That,lady herself reined ,in her prancing  ,ponles, and the whole formed an object; of  admiration for the few depot loungers.  As Lucian Davlin crossed the platform  and rook his seat besido the lady, an old  woman hobbled across tho track. Casting a furtive glance in the direction tho  pc.iioi wore taking, she hobbled away  toward the wood.  Miss   Arthur's     maid    had  surmised  -aright. It was no part of Cora's plan to  .permit the ��������� inmates of Oakley a view of  Mr. Davlin on this . occasion. , So tho  ponies were driven briskly away from tho  town, and when that was left behind, permitted to W3lk through tho almost leafless woods, while'Cora,revealed to Lucian  tho extent oTtho fresh calamity tiint had  befallen thorn in tho advent,of,Mr. Percy.  "Well,, what have you to say to all  this?" demanded the lady, pettishly,  after she had'disburdened herself of the  story, -with its most minute pirticulars.  "This is a pretty state of affairs, is it  not? I am. worn out. I wish Oakley  and   the' wholo  tribe were at the bottom  ���������of tho sea!" , ���������< .    .  "Stuff!"   with   much   coolness;   then  ed toward the village, and driven at a  brisk pace, thus enabling Mr. Davlin to  catch the afternoon train back to the  city. No one at OakSey was any the  wi3er for his visit. It was no uncommon thing for Cora to drive out unattended, and she returned to tho manor in  a very good humor, considering the situation.  Cora's drive had given her-an appetite,  and .- she had partaken of no luncheon.  Sho therefore ordered a very bounteous  one to be served in the rod parlor. Mr.  Arthur was enjoying his usual aftornoon  siesta; Miss Arthur was invisible, for  which Cora felt duly thankful; and so  she settled herself down to solitude, cold  chicken and other edibles, and her own  thoughts.  Ever and anon she gazed listlessly from  tho window, letting her eyes rove from  the terrace to the hedgerow walk, the  woods beyond, and ba-)k again to the terrace. ' Suddenly sho bont forward, and  looked oarnostly at some object, moving  toward the stile from tho grove beyond.  A moment later, it appeared in the gap  of tho hedge.  Cora leaned back in her chair, still  observant, muttering:  "I thought ^so., It is that ugly old  woman. Now, what in the world does she  want here, for~yes, she is, entering the  grounds, coming up the terrace'"  True enough, old Hagar was coming  slowly along the terrace, taking n leisurely survey of the window facing that  walk, as she did so., .Casting her eyes upward, thoy met'the gaze of Mrs. Arthur.  Then, march to the surprise of that lady,  sho ' pausod and executed a briof pantomime, as grotesque ad it was mysterious,  Cora'drew back in somo'astonishmont,  pondering as to whether or no tho old  woman might not .be partially insane,  when Susan, the maid of the romantic  mind, appeared before her,and announced  that the object of her thoughts was in the  kitchen, and begged that'1 Mrs. .Arthur  would permit her an interview.  Cora , was still more surprised, ,rWhat  can she possibly want' with me?" she  askod herself, quite audibly.       ���������  "If you plea-se, ma'am," volunteorod  Susan, she said chat it was somothing important; and that she never would have  unkind   to    his   step-  ignoring    the last sup-  I were  'taking ,a flask containing, some amber  liquid from a breast pocket ho held it between his oyes ami the light for critical  ���������examination.  "Scuff? where?    In that flask?"  "No, in your  words.     This,"   shaking  the   amber   liquid,   is slmon pure;, best  French.   Have some? I felt as if I noeded  ���������a 'bracer' this morning.".  I presume," eyeing him  "Up all night,  -askant.   -.,  "Pretty much;" indifferently VWon't  ���������take   any?     Thon,   here's< confusion cto  " Percy,"- and he took a long draughts  '!Now, then," pocketing the brandy and  turning toward her briskly, "I'm ready  for business. ; How the deuce did we let  this fellow' pounce down upon us'liko  this?' I thought he ..was safe in Cuba?"  - "He will-never be safe anywhere, until  ' he gets to���������"        ' ,  - "Heaven," suggested he.        "   "_  ���������"I  suppose-it  was stupid,"   she wont  on, gloomily. ''But when Ellen Arthur  :raved of her dear friend Mr. Percy, how  was I' to imagine that among all the  Percys on earth,this especial and particular ono should be the Percy. " I wrote  you that sho had a loyor of that name;  did it occur to you that it might be he?"  maliciously.  "Well, candidly, it did not."  "We wore a pair of stupid fools, and we  are finely caugnt for our pains."  "First statement correct, " composedly;  "don't agree with the last,however."  "Why not?"  "Does he know I am on deck?"  "No." ,     ,  "Didn't inquiro after mo, or say anything about the documents?"  - "No special inquiries."  "Well,then,whoro is tho great danger?"  "Whore?" much astonished.  "Yejs, whereF    If  you   told me  all tho  truth concerning yourself  ten "years asro,  we can make him play into our hands.  ','How?"  "Don't go too fast. When you told me  that he believed you to-have left home  because of an unkind step-mother, was  that true?"  "It was true. I did leave home and  come to tho city whon I was but sixteen,  because my father was a drunkard and  my step-mother abusive,and we wore poor  and I was proud."  Don't doubt that fact;" with anvout-  ward gesture of tho supple hand. "But  you told him that you had two big stepbrothers!"  Cora  laughed,   "A   big   brother is  an  ''.excellent weapon to hold over   Che' heads  of some men," she suggested.  "True," with an amused look.  "Why   didn't you    brandish   ono  oVer  me?"  "Over yon?" laughing again. "You  and Poroy were two different men."  /'Much obliged," lifting his hat with  mock gravity. "Well, we aro'two different men,' still; just let your pretty little  head rest,.and loavo Percy to mo,"  "I wish to heaven you had made an  oiid���������"  " 'Ah-h-h I havo sighed to rest me,' "  warblod   Davlin.   "Cora, my love,   never  put your foot on too dangerous  ground."  "Well, I do wish so,nll the same," said  she, with  feminine  pertinacity.  "Now, tell mo what your plan is. We  want co understand eaoh other, and have  no  more bungling."  "All you will have to do will be to keep  quiet and follow my cue. When i come  down, we must manage it that I meet  Percy in Miss Arthur's absence. Tne  T8st is easy; this .Mr. Percy will not find  his path free from obstacles, I think."  "What game will you play?"  "Precisely what I am playing now. I  am your brother. That will explain some  things that puzzled him some time ago,"  dryly. "I am your sole protector, saving  the old chap, don't you see?"  The woman pondered a momiMt. "������  think ic will answer," she said, at la**..  "At any race,, it is the best we can do  now." '  A little more conversation, and Cora  was quite satisfied with that and other arrangements.   Then the ponies were head-  put her   foot   inside this house, begging  your pardon,' only for you.:*  Flattering though this statement might  be, it did not enlighten- her" much.' So,  afcor a moment's reflection, Mrs. Arthur  bade the girl, "show the old person up."  Accordingly, in another moment almost, old Hagar ��������� was bowing very  humbly before the lady with the silken  flounces. Susan retired reluctantly, doep-  ly regretting that she could find no time  to stop up tho keyhole with her ear, thus  rendering it impossible for prying eyes to  peep through that orifice.  "Well, old woman," began Cora,  ^rather inelegantly, lb must be confessed,  "what on earth were you making such a  fuss, about, down on , the terrace? And  what do you want with me?"   ,   r    '  A close observer'of the   human   countenance divine  would never have judged,  from- tho   small   amount   of  expression  that was manifest in  the face of   Hagar,  that   her   reply would ������have been such a  very humble one". "I want,to  serve  you,  dear-lady."       ''*...  ,   The  "dear  lady" pursed up her lips in  surprise.    "You���������want���������"  "To warn you, madame."  ,Cora  was  dumb  with   astonishment,  notUnmingled with apprehension.   What  had broken loose now?  "I am only a poor old woman, lady,  and nobody thinks that old Hagar' has a  heart for tho wrongs of others. I said  that I would never cross John Arthur's  threshold a train; but I have seen your  pretty face going to and Jfro through tho  village streets, and I knew there was no  ono to warn you but me,"  "Oh,   you   did,"  remarked  Cora,   not  knowing  whether   to   be     alarmed     or  amused, at tho old woman's earnestness.  "Well, old���������what's your name?"  "Hagar, lady."  "Well, old'Hagar, do you mean to tell  mo that I am in any particular danger  just at present?"  "Is the dove in danger when it is in  tho nest- of the hawk?" said Hagar,  closing hor eyes tight as she uttered tho  word, but looking otherwise very  tragical.  Cora laughod musically. "Good  gracious, old lady!" She was modifying  her titles somowhat, probably under tho  influence of Hagar's flatteries. "You  mean to compare moco a clove," laughing  afresh, "in���������a hawk's nest? Oh, dear!  oh, dear!" wiping hor eyes. "Now, thon,  nleaso introduco mo , to tho wicked  hawk."  Hagar was sotting tired of hor part  and she made a direct rush at the point  of the business a:*!., with very good  dramatic effect. "I mean your husband"  she said vehemently. "I mean John  Arthur. He is n bad man. If ho has riot  done it already he will make you miserable by-and-b'y."' '  Cora drew.herself up and tried to look  sovero. "Old lady" she said with supernatural gravity "don-t you know that it  is very improper for you to como and  talk to mo like this about my husband?"  "Just hoar her!'' sniffed Hagar, rathor  unnecessarily; "all because I chink she  is too young, and too pretty, to be sacrificed like tbe others���������"  "Like the othors? What others?''  '���������'Like his first wifp. She was young  like you, and a lovely lady. His cruelty  was her death. Avd then ho must worry  and abuse her 'poor daughter until she  runs away and comes to an untimely end.  And now���������"  "Now, you fear he will make an end of  me?" brisklv. "Sib down, old lady,"  becoming till more affable. "So Mr.  Arthur ill-used his first wifa, my predecessor?"  "Thank you, dear lndy; you are very  kind to a poor old woman," seatincr herself gingerly on the ofi^e of a chair opposite Cora. "Yes, indjed, he did ill-use  her. She was my mistress, and I shall  always hate him for it."  Cora mused. Here was an old servant  who, hated the master of Oakley; might  she not prove useful after a time? At any  rate It would be well to sound her.  "You were very much attached to the  lady, no doubt?" insinuatingly.  "Yes; and who would not be? She was  very sweet and good, was my poor mistress   Oh, he is a bad,bad man, madame,  ana yua  surely  caecct    !������a   very happy  with him."  "And   he   was  daughter,    too?"  position.  "Unkind? He was a wretch. Oh. I  could almost murder him for his cruelty  ,to that poor dead la?sie" fiercely.  Perhaps he was none too kind to you,"  suggested Cora.  "Oh1, he never treated xno like a human  being. He hated me because I tried to*  stand between her and harm. But he  could not get rid of the pight of me. I  have a little home where'he can't avoid  seeing me sometimes.' I believe if 1 kept  always appearing before him, he would  go raving mad, he hates me to that ex  tent."  "Um-m! Is that so?"  "Y;^- Indeed.    Why,    lady,  if  without h\mse or home and  you,  out   of  the kindness of your heart, were to tako  me  into   your   employment as tho very  humblest of your servants,   I  believe  he  would kill us both."  "You think he would?"  Cora actually, seemed' to encourage the  old woman in her garrulity.  "Oh, I know it. Jt's not much in the  ,way of charity, or kindness, yon-will be  able to do in'this house. If he don't imprison you in one of the3e old closed-up  musty rooms,'you will be lucky. Ho is  very dangerous. Sometlmos I used to-  thin k ho must be'insane."  Cora started. "Well Hagar," she said,  sweetly, "it's very good of you to tako so  much interest im me. He is very cross  sometimes, but, perhaps, it won't be so  bad as you fear.''  o   "I hope it   wont,"r rising   to  uo  and  "shaking her head dubiously; "bi.it   I  am  afraid for you.'-' '  "Well," laughing, "I'll try and not'lot  him lock me up,, at any rate. Now, is  thcreanything I oari'do for you?''   >  "Oh, "no, lady". - You looked so pretty.  and sogood that I wanted .to warn you;  that, is all. I should, be glad if I could  serve you, too, but I could never serve  him.o I don't want for anything, dear  lady; - New the old woman will go."  " I won'c forget you, Hagar, if 'I ever  need,a"friend."     , - >   '   <  Hagar turned toward hor "If you  ever want to make him feel what it is to  make others suffer,, Hagar will, help  you."     * ,.        " ' '  There was a vindictive light in the old  woman's eyes,"and,she hobbled out of tho  room, looking as it she meant all she had  said.        , ��������� , \  Cora sat, for a time, pondering over the  interview, and trying to trace out some  motive for insincerity on tho old woman's  part. But she could see none. She resolved to investigate a little, and all that  evening was the most attentive and  agreeable of wives. Abundant and versatile was her conversation. Deftly shelod  th������* talk up to tho proper point, and then  faid, carelessly:*  ���������driving through the village to-day I*  passed that queer old woman���������Hagar, do  they call her? She glared at mo, o'-i! so  savagely."  ��������� ,   ,     -  "She is an old hag!" Mr. Arthur  answered; with unncessary fierceness "1  don't see what Satan has beon aGoufc all  these years that he's not taken her away  ,to her proper atmosphere'.-" .       "'   -  "Why,'_' in pretty.surprise, ."I thought  she used to be one.of your servants?"  "She was a servant to my first wife,"  moodily. , "I got rid of the baggago  quick enough when Mrs. Arthur died.  She is an old viper, and put more' disobedience into that girl Madeline's head  than.revoi could get out."  "What a horrid old wretoh she must  be!" shuddering.  Then the conversation dropped, and  Cora was satisfied.  ','The old woman shall be my tool,"  she thought, triumphantly.  (To Be Continued.)  AN  OPT-ICAL  DELUSION.  The  Story  of  a  Martinet   Colonel,   n  Captain and a  Sword.  The colonel, a rigid martinet, is sitting  at the window of his room, whon, looking  out, ho sees a captain crossing the barrack  yard toward the gate. Looking at him  closely, he is shocked to observe that, the  rules and regulations to the contrary notwithstanding, tho captain does not carry  a sword.  "Captain!" he calls  from the window.  'Hi, captain, step  up  to my room  for a  moment, will"you?"  The captain obeys promptly, borrows a  sword of the officer of the guard, tho  guardroom being at the foot of the stairs,  and presents himself to the colonel in irreproachable dress.  Tho colonel is somewhat surprised to see  the sword in its place, and, having to invent some pretext for calling his subordinate back, says with somo confusion:  "Beg your pardon, captain, but really I've  forgotten what it was I wanted to speak  to you about. However, it can't haye been  very.important. It'll keep. Good morning."    ������������������'���������.������������������;���������'  The captain salutes, departs, returns the  sword to its owner and is making off  across tho barrack yard, where he again  comes within range of tho colonel's vision.  The colonel rubs his eyes, stares, says  softly to himself: "How in thunder is  this? He hasn't a-sword to his waist!"  then calls aloud: "CaptainI Ho. captainl  Ono moment, please."  The captain returns, borrows the sword  again, mounts tho stairs and enters tho  colonel's prosence. His commanding officer stares at him intently. He has a sword,  ho sees it, ho hears it clank.  "Captain," he stammers, growing very  hot,'"it's ridiculous, you know, but���������ha!  ha!���������I'd just remembered what I wanted  to say to you, and now���������ha! ha!���������it's  gone out of my head again 1 Funny, isn't  it? Ha! ha! ha! Losing ��������� my- memory.  Nevermind. I'll think of it and write  you.    Good morning."  The captain salutes, departs, returns the  sword to its owner and makes for the gate.  As he crosses the barrack yard the colonel  calls his wife to his side and says, "Sea  that officer out there?"  "Yes."  "Has he got a sword on?"  The colonel's wifo  adjusts  her eyeglass  upon  him, scans him  keenly  and  says,  "He hasn't a tasto of a sword."  The colonel: "That's just  where  you  fOol yoursolf 1    He has."���������Now Moon.  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I.Withi  fancy dial and&i  second hand, **������;%  .$3.50^"/ '    -fif  _ A post-card request will bring you copy of bur store pkper, cotflf  taining nine pages  of, Xmas. suggestions���������lists 'pftgobds.for Xniasl  presents that^carii be sent anywhere to mail customers;.     ���������.        * ^V#������  Address exactly as below; ,i   \  The  Robert  (Section 52)'  V-(J  SIMPSON  >o  <$m  V������.%5  Co.- .-j  Limited  TORONTO!  UK  WILD FLOWER  DOILIES.  fcosea, Violets ^rd   Dr.lclcs T^raUh B������a'A-  tifal Deslsaf.  For tho ssttiug of a country snpj3Ljr  no decoration coramends Itself to The  Decorator and Furnisher, the source of  the accompanying design, as equal to  wild flower doilies. This authority  says: For some reason they suit exactly  tbo purpose. They are fresh looking,  cool and inviting, besides filling all the  dictates of fashion. In the treatment of  Wild roses embroideries go hand in hand  with the wayside blossom, the delicate  piuk of tbe flower being peculiarly  charming for table adornments.  In affairs of this kind the center  eloth should be a spacious one, with  embroidered edges trimmed with lace,  tho pretty blossoms gracefully outlining  tho border. To accompany these are  four corner pieces, smaller in size, but  with tbe same lovely design. Asa floral  decoration daisies arid field grasses suit  .weirtho'tablo, the tints of each making',  a'complenieutarybue. Rose bowls filled,  with these samo blossoms make an effective showing and can bo employed at  each corner .or one largo ono in tbo center. Somo yoars ago tbe pink tea and  yellow collation was all tbo rage, which  in a measure lias now been revived, eo  that field flowers aro now forming again  wi th lace, the ends falling over the clotliiv  In field flowers nothing is better t&������i|  the wild violet, 6f 7i'k*cu there ale' i������aiayB  shades. A beautiful sat latelymadewasj|ff|  a carving elefch and some three mats^if:  the edges closely defined in a broad scal^W  lopj tho blossoms thrown here and there^lj  lightly over the eutire surface. < :|������ifp  For embroideries that are used dailyf^5  the butcher's linen is by far'the bgBfe^lt  Although thick, it is good for woar, andKI,;  if the designs are in pure white it cans  be laundered weekly, running no risk -  of fading, like those of more delicate;;;:  tones. For summer wear the purewhiteA  cloth has a precedence not excelled ey.en.T';-  by tbo most dazzling of tints. For these /  daisies and French bowknots in cream  silk are very dainty, making a full^  echemo from tbe largo center cloth to, ;  tho smallest of butter doilies.     '       ';"  In all embroideries of .this kind the;  hemstitch edge still holds its own, especially for tbe everyday meal, the  ���������finer sort being equipped with laice of  various makes, in which often the field  flower is abundantly given.  WILD VIOLET DOtLY.  excellent embroidery ornamentation.  An artistic border is of pretty blossoms  in tones of good yellows. Sometimes a  daisy is mado tho scheme, tbe pattern  in no set plan As a center adornment  a spread of linen running the entire table is embroidered, edged on both sidos  A Wayside Flower Quilt.  This i3 composed of 25 squares of.  creamy white linen, between which  run rows of handmade lace, the whole  being,bordered with an edging to correspond. Upon each square a different design of wild flowers is embroidered in  natural coloring, such familiar flowers  as the pink pimpernel, thistles, buttercups, dandelions, with their "clocks, "  clover, tiny white daisies and many  others being realistically reproduced.  The tiny petals of tho last named flower, which in ordinary embroidery stitch  would scarcely show upon this cream  colored background, is cleverly worked  in "bullion stitch," or "worms," as1  these raised stitches are more frequently called, each little petal being represented by ono stitch or "worm." The  variety given by the different colorara  flowers is decidedly fascinating. -  Never put canaries in a painted cage or  they will pick tho wires and imbibe poison.  When a canary droops and seems ill or  shows signs of asthnia by a wheezing  sound, feed him for a week on boiled  bread and milk and mix flaxseed with his  bird seed.  On tho occasion of a certain society marriage Chesterfield said that "nobody's son  had married everybody's daughter."  :T~  MM J *      '.'���������'"���������/.'��������� ( 1  ������������������    ^.VT-WT-.TjaY   STEWS.    COTM^'jBPliAMP,'   B.    0-    SATURDAY,    MAE.  ll*h      1899  ^r^Tj^zT^T^^Z^TSSTSI^^^mittip^ff^^  "HE    SE.Vil-WE������KLY    NEW i  Mary E. Bissetti Editor.  No'Advertisment inserted for less than  (o cents.  /  Persons  failing to get  The News   re  l^ilarlv should notify the OFFICE.  I> Persons having *anv business with  L -r.  ItfKWS  will  please  call  at the odice  or  rite,  OT Advertisers who want their ad  rfblanged,. should get copy m by  Ija a.m. .day before issue.  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Few look,beneath the surface���������  the is taken for what he appears to  |fe,   This explains  the   marvelous  guccess of the first Napoleon.    The  iFrench are sometimes accused of  |?&ing fickle.    This may be true in  flense, but in one sense only.  llTlieyare.imaginative,and enthusi-  I astic. - Their hero  must, be  ideal.  t&o long as he is, they will be faiih-  Ijuitq'him. This they domonstra-  Med "when   Napoleon   came   back  Lfrom Elba.  !:���������/ But.their enthusiasm is the very  cause of their misfortunes. It is  Kthis:that makes'the French an easy  l^rey to designing "patriois" of the  ];Danton type.  ' The Derouledes, the Haberts, and  I the' Millevoyes of to-day are the political decendantsof the self-seeking  inciters 'of    the    Revolution���������the  men who spilled the best blood   of  I France, and left her helpless in the  ��������� hands of her foes.  * That a controlling power  in the  government of the country   should  -be in the hands of the Jews, is certainly not for the best  interests   of  France.'   This power could be easily taken from them by constitution ���������  al means, but in politics the French  .seldom follow   ordinary   methods.  What France needs  more   than   a  great navy or a powerful  army,  is  a master mind to mould and   control public opinion, to   bring  order  out of-chaos.    This  will   be   only  when the imperial crown rests   on  the brow of a sovereign worthy   of  I "the land of chivaly and romance."  Last Sunday evening, the Rev.  J. C.Speers delivered a. timely sermon in the Metropolitan Church,  Victoria, on Kitchener vs. Jesus  Christ, in reference to the Sirdar's  action in deciding that only the  Mohammedan religion shall be  taught in the Gordon Memorial  'College, and that missionaries shall  not be allowed in the Soudan  To the first objection, it miy be  replied that as the majority, if not  all of the students are of the Mohammedan faith, the college should,  in justice, be conducted in accord  ance with the teachings of Mohammed. Every man has a perfect.  rignt to follow any creed he ban   a  mi..-d to, whether it be that of Confucius;''Mohammed, or Jesus Christ,  and our individual opinion in the  matter should not be forced on our  follow men. Therefore, let Moham  uiedanism, even if a false religion,  be taugh.t in the college. It U for  Mohammedans. r No one has a  right to dictate to them what faith  they shall follow  But as to excluding missionaries  from the Soudan, we hold that' is  an act worthy of Pagan Rome, but  not Christian England. The British people are essential lyChristian.  The noble Gordon was a follower of Christ first, and a soldier of  England next. Though no nation  can claim to have a special mission  to teach the Gospel,'yet, the- very  fact of being Christians implies  that we are ready to assume the  obligations it imposes, and surely  the first of these is to treat with rev  erence all that pertains to it. To  exclude Christian missionaries  from a country is equivalent to  holding that their presence would  have an' evil influence on that  country. Why ? Necessarily because of their teachings. But it  may be urged, the Mohammedans  have a faith sufficient unto, them.  Why should'we try to change.it?  An answer was given to this objection long ago, in the olden time.  It was given on an occasion when  there was question of persecuting  Christians in the early days. "Let  them be.' If their faith is from  God, you cannot kill' it.. If it is  not from God, then it will fail of it-  0  self." Why not apply this, rule to  the Suudan ? If Mohammedanism  is a true religion, its adherents  should hot fear opponents. If it bo  false, then let it die. Let us b we  the truth at any cost. Herein only  consists real liberty: To know the  truth, and that will make you free.  There isn't in the history of the  whole world a nobler, a more sublime, a grander type of the heroic  man than the sincere and faithful  nr.ssionary. There may be some  unworthy���������there was one among  the Twelve���������but that is no reason  why we should sneer at all.   ���������  Such men as Jogues and Lalle-  mant, McKay, and the martyr of  Thibet, in our own day, deserve a  little better.  These remarks may seem far off,  but in view of the fact that we  may soon be called upon to contribute some of our hard earned dollars to the Sirdar's college, . we  might as well consider to what use  they will be put, before we let them  ROOTS VS ENSILAGE.  Papers   Read   Sefore   the   Farmers'  Institute, Oourtenay. by  John J. JR. Miller.  go-  THE MUSICAL   CLUB.  The following are the name given in up  to the present time for'-tho purpose of forming a musical club. The time expires on  the 22.1, of this month, for receiving names.  Prof. Howells, D W. Richards, T. H.  Carey, John Farbou, Mr. .Williams, Chas.  Lowe, F. Purely, Mr. Green, Chas. Segrave,  John Kemp, A Grant of Comox, Prof. McGregor, O. fi. Feehner, E. T. Searle, Ben.  Hutchinson, John Hutchinson.  D. W. Richards.  At a recent me.tmg of the Institute,  whilst one of the speakers w_s i^iviat; hi* ex  perienoe in feeding-euaila^e, the question  was put from the chair, "Would you feed  ensilage for fattening beef cattle ?" His  answer wad tnat he should reduce the a-  mount of enaila^c one half and make up the  ration with roots. ��������� As this answer dui not  agree wis the results of ihe _Xj_ori.ii������us  conducted at the Central Experimental  Farm aud was li-Aole to lead cu ,rr������r, I'was  requested by the Board of Directors to  write a short paper ou tho superior feeding  qualities of ensilage ovur roues for fur fattening; in other words onEusiiage va Rjois  , As wo i'u Comox hav_ lud no experience  in feeding eiioiliga, all I c- u dj is CO uisice  extracts from the reports of the Commission.^  er of Agriculture showing the results of experiments carried on for a number of years  at the Central experimental Farm.  Experimental teats in the fattening of  steers were commenced at the Central Experimental Farm in December 1S90. Tub  mam object of the experiments was to obtain information 011 the comparative cost 01  fattening steers.:��������� ^ Fir-t���������Upon a ration  in whioti tue bulky fodder portion was main  ly corn, ensilage, hay and roots. Second���������  Upon a ration or which the bulky fodder.  ', portion was mainly hay and roots; aud  upon a ration of which the bulky fodder  portion was inaialy corn ensilage.  Feeding to.ts weie continued dur.n* 1S92-  93, to obtain further da-a tor a comparison  of 'the economy of using the bulky-fodder  portions or ration No. 2, hay, roots, and  straw.j and No. 3,.corn, ensilage and straw.  Instead of ei_u.il cp.iaau.ioa of meal being  added to the ditterent rations, asi equ.d  quantity of meal per'head per day, waa ted  to the animals, which were clai.e-i. r_r com-  prison iii the two groups. Four steers-  two of them two-year okls, and t.vo ot clnm  one year olds���������were arr.iuged mliu ^roupu I,  aud fed on ra.iou Nj. 2, as uuaer; a.ia  four steers of similar age, quality aud Deeding, were put luto gruUyo 11, auu feu ou ia  tiou No. 3, as nude:- :   '  Ration No 3   Lbs  (JjiU uuaLlagu. . . . UJ  Straw, oUj <5  NOTICE.  As quite a number are anxious to know  when the Mandoline and Vocai Club will  be started, wh have concluded to make  this announcement, that, we will extend  the time of enrollment of names to  March 22d. We earnestly urge upon  all those who wish to join to give their  names to any one of the  undersigned   as  soon as possible.  J61IN KEMP,  0. C. SEGRAVE  D. VV. RICHARDS.  Ration No. 2   Lbs.  Hay, cut 20-  Roots,  Turuips.40  ������ Straw, cut ������������������ :J,    Tue animals were allowed as muoti ot tue  mixture as tney would eat. Tae moai,  which was fed iu addttiou, was a uiixuirj of  equal parts by weignt of ground barley,  peas and frosted wtieat. Tbe two-year old  steers in botii grouses were giveu live  pounds per head p������r u^y of the meal j aud  the one-year old steers in both groups were  given four pounds per head per day or tiiv.  meal.  The following i* a summary of the results  from the feeding tet.be for three years with  two-year old steers. Conclusions, from the  tests of 1S90-91; during the feeding period  of 20 weeks, the steers which weie fed upon  ration No. 3, com, eubila&e, straw aud  meal, gained in weight, ou the average; 33  pounds per head more, aud cost 7.33 cents  per head less, per day for feed consume d,  . than the steers which were fed upon rauon  No. 2, hay, roots, straw and meal. 2. During the feeding period of 20 weeks, the  . steers which were fed upon ration No. 3,  gained in weight, on the average 61������ pounds  per head more, and cost 3.68 cents per head  less per day for feed consumed, than the  steers which were fed upon ration No. 1.  3. When the experiment was ended the  steers which were fed upon ration No. 3  were in the most attractive condition of the  three lots for handling and selling.  From the tests of 1891-92 it appears that:  1. During the feeding period of IS weeks,  the steers which were fed upon ration No. 3  gained in weight on the average 55h pounds  per head more, and cost 3.75 cents p^r  head less per day for feed consumed, than  the steers which were fed upon ration No.2.  2. During the feeding period of 13- weeks,  the steers which were fed upon ration Nj. 3  gained in weight on the average 36 pounds  per head more, and cost 3.8) cents per head  less per day for food consumed, than the  steers which were fed  upon   ration   No. 1,  3. The cost ot feed consumed  per   100   lbs  on increase in live weight, was 62.95 per  cent greater on ration No. 2, and -18.32 oer  cent greater on ration No. 1, than it was on  ration No. 3.  From the tests in 1S92-93 it appears that:  1. During the feeding period of 24 weeks,  the steers which were fed upon ration Ho. a  gained in weight ou the average 19 lbs per  head more, and cost 5.06 cents per head less  per day for food consumed, than the steers  which'were fed upon ration No. 2. 2. The  cost for f?ed consumed per 100 lbs of increase in live weight, was 66.34 per cent  greater on ration No. 2, cbau it was on ration No. 3.,  Ration No. 1 ' Lbs.  . Corn ensilage.. .'...��������� 20  Hay���������cut J ...' 10'  Roots  '..'20  Straw���������cut     -. .. 5  ���������     Oil-cake...' .' .'...2  Peas���������ground '....' 2  , Barley��������� ground .- 2  ��������� \  '    ��������� .61  Ration No   2 Lbs.  Hay���������cue '...-. ..20  Roots..! 40  Straw���������cut.      ,. . . 5  Oil-cake '  2  Puas���������ground 2  Barley���������ground '. 2  71  Ration No. 3 Lbs  Corn ensilage 50  Straw���������cut 5  Oil-cako :....2  Peas���������gi ound    \ 2  Barley���������grou .d    :....' 2  61  JOHN J. R. MILLER.  Jan. 4, 1899.  LOCAL   BRIEFS, |  H. Mahrer, ot Mahrer & Co. of Nanaimo,  paid tht-. city a visit this week.  Mr. Wilson of McLennan 'and McFeely,  was up"on a business trip this week.  Mr. Jno. Miller, who was badly injured  last Tuesday afternoon, is recovering.  FOR.SALE.���������The Rabson farm on easy  tsrms.    Apply to L. P. PJeksteiu.  R v. Win Hicks commences a series of  sermons on Holiness to-morrow morning.  Mr. Bloouiing-.'altf, of Simon Leise'r, Vic-  tori 1, was up instead of Mr. Leiser this  week.  Have jus*- received a consignment of  men's   pit shoes.    Call aud sec them.  STEVENSON & CO.  The Ladies' Literary Society met at the  resideuoe of Mis. Dr. Staplts, Friday afternoon.  Mr. W. E. Norn's, representing the Union Brewery, Nanaimo, came up ou Wednesday.  .<������������������ Mr. A. Gibson,-who has been visiting his  brother here, left on Friday morning for  Nanaimo.  Mrs. Gibson, who was visiting Mrs. Barrett for a week, returned to Nanaimo Friday  morning.  P. O. Inspector Fletcher   was   in   town  this week on official business.    This  is   his  t  first visit since '93.  ���������Just arrived, a new lino of Gent's bow  ties, sweaters, bicycle hose, etc., at  STEVENSON & CO'S.  Messrs Hudson Bros, ot Comox, have purchased the Hellan farm, and will immediately begin to put it in shape for crops.  The New England restaurant has been  renovated and now has an addition of several well fitted bedrooms on t. e third  floor.  Prof. Mobius gave a very pleasing entertainment' on Thursday evening, giving an  entire change - of program. To-night he  will give a hypnotic entertainment at  Courtenay.  Try Stevenson & Co's., for good dress  linings  31iik, f������gg$,  Vegetables,-: ^ *..-  I am prepared to deliver daily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, and  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland, A share of patronage is  solicited.-  '   JAMES' REID.  Gordon Murclock,  Third St.        Union, B.C.  Blag ksiit hin G  in all its  branches,  ,   and Wagons  neat-  ,   ,.... lyl^epaired-i-smresssB^,.  < fa 1 i*\ ���������  ������ fXr^tmrmxui  ZE^O^ZESSIOZSr^JL,..  YARWOOD   &    YOUNG.  BAURI5TEW and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial ,r  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  ��������� Will be in Union the 3rd   Wednesday of  each month aud remain ten days.  NOW READY  WILLIAMS  B.  C.  DIRECTORY  -For 1899���������  .   PUBLISHED. ANNUALLY  [  The Largest and Most Complete  Direc--  lory yet published for  liiitish "Columbia.  Contains ever 1000 pages of all  the  latest    information.  PRICE    $5 00  To be obtained"direct from the Directory  Offices, Victoria, the Agents, or P. O.  Box 4S5, Victoria, B. C.        '        '        ' <'  NOTICE.  r     I  - ALL PERSONS indebted for'milk supplied by Mr. Andrew Seater are kindly  l-pques'ted to pay their accounts. All  accounts unpaid by the 20th of March  prox, will be placed for collections. ' -  CITY  OF  CORPORATION, OF:    THE  1  / CU.vlBEKLAND."  Amendment to Clause Two of the Municipal Road Tax By-law IS9S.    " \  The aforesaid tax shall be due and payable to tho C'dhctor for the' Corporation of  the City of "Cumberland, at his oftice'withm  the said Corporation, on and after the  second day of January 1899.  Read the first time the 30th  da  "   '" second "    "   13th      "  "    "   third   "    i'   27th  Reconsidered aud finally passed 27th  day  of Feb. 1S99.  LEWIS MOUNCE,  Mayor.  LAWRENCE NUNNS,  City Clerk.  of  Jan,  "   Feb.  <i    <������  CORPORATION    OF    THE    OICY   OF  CUMBERLAND COURT OF  REVISION.  NOTICE is hereby given that the Court  of Kevision for the purpose of hearing all  complaints against the assessment 1 f 1S99,  as made by the Assoss-t of the City of Cumberland, will beheld at the Council Chambers, City Hn-l. on Monday the 3rd day of  April, A. D  1S99, at 10 o'clock a. m.  By order,  L. W. NUNNS,  C. M. C.  Cnmrtrrland, B. C.  28*, F-.'bvnary 1S99.'.  co xra.TB.ir ay  Directory.  COTTSTEWAY  HOUSE,    A.  Galium, Proprietor.  H.   Mc-  Black  .GEOIIGE    B.    IjEZGHTONj  smith, and Carriage Maker.  7^^J^>^^'^^^^^-'"';^~^^���������^"^���������^^" -^"������������������"-���������^t5^S������ ".i*SjuUnHc������,i^c.igudwtj."jOt*^;j^^^M.lucxaiMsiajUMaimiU' JipT ~j ^  66  I at 21  ������  m  The wear and shape retention of a shoe nip.y  be doubled if, when taken cfF the foot, it be  put on a tree the exact shaj.-eof the shoe.. The  leather thus regi-im its elasticity aird  fiber  tension' and the shoe its form.    Valuable to  wearers with a tendency to run oyer on heels.  A good idea is to have  two pairs of  shoes  ^s-'SVfr1^    1 ten lately "treed" and worn.     Each pair  . ^^'ivi^    will thus give double service if allowed a  '^zJ    rest-clav. bVtween wear-dayr-.    Trees to fit  the A'arious shapes of Slater Shoes, at ,$i.oo per pair. .  Catalogue  Fl.EC.  ft  <hfk  +  4....-'ZC WJJtf     taJ'h&'Ois    i-    Ufci.iVC-ir.3.  ������������  5 I \\\ '������[             ^   ^^-���������_:r_5;-iT^_.lV^^"^rr-^'T^^  Simon Leiser, Sole Local   Agent  1/']  "   ���������  ri  /_h-.y  -:- d  4  i  >]  -\������  .������������������������1  v!  Bffifl


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