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 s  s  THE NEWS ������  Is  the   best    advertising ������  medium      in      Comox. \  District. M  /  <y  I '  s&fltf  I  '#&(PI /  %  _������s/*^  '���������yUrvjsfiMu'  ^������ ^te^&n&tFT*  Semi-feekly Edition, I-./  Issued TUESDAYS and  SATURDAYS   S2 00 a Year in Advance.  One Month 25c.    Three Months 50c.  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B. C. TUESDAY MAR  14th.,  rS^q  b B0AMS& and M SCHOOL  FOR GIRLS  "Gyppeswyk," Moss St., V JCTORIA  SenLr ancTPrirnary  Classes, "and  ��������� Kindergarten.   .  Conducted by Miss Green and  ' ..-.���������-Miss Green   Boarding    and  domestic   arrangements  under the management of Mrs. Green.  Ladies' and girls,   wishing to attend  any  _( hool received. - *  Highest    reference ��������� given   if   required.  * - '   TERMS ON APPLICATION-  r --C ���������������������������u5r_ ������1_J__1_������  m  For (Your Job   Printing  GIVE  US A   TRIAL.  uSTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware,  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  aSTAgent for the  Celebrated Gurhey -  Souvenir Stoves and  LATEST BY flBS.   Ranges   Mart-diac.turer of the  New Air-tight heaters  ' . . u my present stock  I  will CUT PRICES IN HALVES  Fearful     Hurricane  Australia.  in  ANOTHER      BATTLE  MANILLA.      .  AT  Rich Gold Find   in    Al-  berni.  Big Ocean Li.ler Ashore  OTHER     NEWS.  SUITS from $18.00 up.  pirns, oo up.  I am :not   advertising   something I,have i/g  not got.     Cal  LAND.LOOK IN.  '_3P,-  *3DTJ"iT3_T-_3_i_.'..  Don't go������t_Q Klondike wibliouli .an  WE HAVE-���������  Miners' Folding Deflecting Stoves.  <<  a  Strong Steel Stoves  MADE  TO   LAST.  Combination Cooking and Heating  ���������     ' Qfm/pc    OF SPECIAL  oioves   DESIGN  , *  Each Stove has Pipe and a Bake Pan Insid  I 1111      M|  VIOTOBIA,  "JB-  C  NOTICE.  As quite-a number are anxious to know  when the Mandoline and. Vocal 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.  JOHN KEMP,  O. C. SBGRAVE  D. W. RICHARDS.  NOTICE.  All persons indebted for milk supplied by Mr. Andrew Seater. are kindly  requested   to   pay   their   accounts.    All  accounts unpaid by the  20th  of March  prox, will be placed for collections.  nwoiuiiriwiwi m*rim-imzn-mrm*'*jm'*maiM-*mfrm  THE MUSICAL   CLUB.  The following are the name given iu up  'to the present time for th-s purpose of forming a musical club. The time expires on  the 22d, of this mouth, for receiving names.  Prof. Howells, D W. Richards, T. H.  Oarey, John Furbou, Mr. Williams, Chas.  (Lowe, F. Purely, Mr. Green, Chas. Segrave,  John Kemp, A. Grant of Comox, Prof. Mc-  <x_egor, O. H. Fec_ai_er, 55. T. Searle, Ben.  aBtatahinsoc, John..Satohinaon.  ���������    ������������������'������������������'������������������     ������, w. Richards.  For Sale���������One story and a half dwd  ing house of six rooms',- hall, oantrv, etc.  on eaby terms.    Enquire of Jas. Carthew  If yon want Mandolin or, Guitar strings  at prices that will surprise you, call on Chas,  ���������Segrave, News.Office.  For Sale.���������Chambers'  Encyclopedia  ' edition of I-8S8, eight'volumes   bound   in  cloth and containing 5,650 pages.of read-  nig matter besides colored   maps.    Price  $5.00.    Apply to R. S.Cummings.  NOTICE  Any person  or persons  destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels .of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nan air  mo, will be prosecuted.    ;A liberal reward  will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction.  VV.  E. Norris, Scc'y  BIG SHIP 4SHORE  Halifax, N.S. Mar.lkh���������The big new  ��������� Allen Liner, Castiilian, from Portland for  Halifax is ashore on Garnet Island reef near  Yarmouth in a bad position.��������� Tho disaster  occured during a thick fog early this morning. Her cargo consisted of wheat, mer-  chandise, etc. Two hundred sheep were  drowned., She had twenty cabin passenger-  and eight intermediate. Tho passengers'/are  all saved.' Tuga have gone to her rescue.  <���������      ���������  1 -  1 ��������� f -. r 1  CAPT. LANGLEY'S SUIT.     ���������  ��������� Victoria, March 13.���������The full court upheld the decisions" of  Judge Drake   declaring Capt.'Langley nonqualified  to sit  . as an alderman for south ward.   ' - '  W: Penciray,has decided to commence  the manufacture of-paint   in   connection  _ with his soap works.  'STORM IN AUSTRALIA.  Brisbane, Queensland, March 13.���������A  fearful hurricane has passed over this  section oi the country. Many vessels  have been lost and over 400 persons  drowned.  GOLD IN ALBERNI.  Nanaimo, March 13.���������Word has just  been received that several rich strikes  have been made at Alberni, some of the  ore showing free gold to the naked eye.  There is considerable excitement over  the new find.  HER MAJESTY AT NICE.  Nice, March 13.���������Queen   Victoria  arrived by   special   train   from   Boulogne  this afternoon, after a   very pleasant pas-  1  sage.    She was most  enthusiastically received.  DOESN'T   WANT   PROMOTION.  Washington,     March     13���������Secretary  Long received a letter to-day from   Rear  Anmiral Sampson, stating that he wishes  his name removed from promotion list.  .ANOTHER BATTLE.  Manilla, March 13.���������Gen. Wheaton's  brigade was to-day drawn up on a ridge,  one mile south of Manilla. While the  right column was swinging towards the  town of Pasig, the left advanced pouring  volly into the rebels in the bush. A hot  fight fight ensued. After an hour's hard  fighting the insurgents retired with heavy  loss. The American loss was only eight  wounded.  Manilla, March 13, (later) Gen. Whea-  ton attacked and captured the City of  Pasig, east of Manilla, this afternoon.  The enemy made a stand for an hour,  but at.the end of that time were foi-ced to  retreat. The loss to the insxirgents was  30 killed and 16 wounded. To U-. S.  forces was six woxincled.  Those who would let   anything  take  the  place of Christianity must first  abolish   all  i  sorrow .from the earth.���������Montalembert.  O-o-o-o-c-o-o-o-o-o-b 00-0-0-0-0-0-0 o���������O  00 00  00 COMOX NOTES. ���������   00  00 - , 00  O���������0-0-0-0-0 0-0 0-0 o oo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-O  Sunday morning the Bay was enlivened by the siren of lhe _teamer Clayoquot,  Capr. Magneson, from Texada. She  brought over one passenger, Mr. Taylor,  and took back a cargo ot hay, roots and  cattle.  Messrs. G.C. Macdonald, J.B. Holmes,  F. Buskey, and A. Grant went over to  Texada on the Clayoquot's return trip.  We understand that Messrs. J. B.  Holmes, and G. C. Macdonald,, who _re  interested in mining property on Texada,.  have recently , received the best news-of  their claims'. Some specimens of ore  lately taken out were remarkably good.  Capt. Magneson reports times on Tex-  r  ada extremely lively.  Mrs. S. J. Cliffe is convalescing, and  will, we hope, soon Jbe alright. '   ���������  "(.  COURTENAY NOTES.  1  We were entertained Saturday night  with a hypnotic exhibition by Prof.Mobi- '  us. The audience was not very large,  but most of us enjoyed the evening. A  young man from Comox; went up as a  "subject," but he proved .altogether too  wide awake to be hypnotized. A doubting Thomas engaged the Projf, in lively  discussion^ on Hypnotism for'a few minutes, but he had the contents of' Web-  ' ster's Unabridged thrown at him in such  ���������a fashion that.he soon collapsed. . -' -  1 We understand T-Dr. Millard ..contemplates building a* residence on the hill  overlooking Courtenay river. We are  glad to learn .that he' does not. intend to  .leave us.  We regret to report theserious, illness  of Mr. Wm. Lewis. We trust that he  may soon be around again.  Do the authorities propose leaving  Courtenay bridge much longer in a condition that endangers life ? All the traffic from Comox and the Settlement has  to cross this bridge. Perhaps it will be  left till we have a second Doint Ellis acci  dent. Then every one will be up in arms  a few hours too late.  FARMERS' INSTITUTE.  A Supplementary Meeting of the Comox Farmers' Institute ^will be held at  Agricultural Hall on Thursday the 23d of  March 1899, at the hour of 7:30 p. m.  BUSINESS.  Paper on "Preparation- of Soil for  Crops," by Father Durand. J. A. Halli-  day 10 lead discussion.  Paper on "Cheese Making," by Horace  Smith.   A. Urquhart, to lead  discussion.  Paper on "Planting and Cultivation   of ���������  Potatoes,", by J  E. Masson.   G. H.. Roe  to lead discussion.  A  Uquhart, President.  Wm. Duncan, Sec. Treas.  Sandwick, B.C., Mar.  10, 1899.  Prize Essay.  The subject of the essay   for the prize offered in Saturday's News, ia   "The Duke of  Wellington,"  PASSENGER X-IST.  Per City of Nanaimo, March 8th.  L. Hall, Miss Dickenson, Mrs. Sweedie, C.  H.Pigott, VV. E. Norris, G. R Miller, Wm  Crossan, W. Roberts, J. Vagts, R. Pollock,  J. R,. Gray, Mr. Jameson, P. Hsrwood,  Mrs Grieve, Mrs. Morrison, J. Whalen, H.  Walker, Mrs. Bardisona, Judge Harrison,  J. Scott, Miss Blacltburne, Miss Bennett.  Mrs. McNee, Mrs. Cowie, O.Graham, P..  Brcwn, H, Bloomingdale, L. P. Wilson, E.  H. Fletcher- (P. O. Inspector.^ Mrs. Robb.  PERSONAL      EXPERIENCE     ��������� IN  HXPNOTISM.,  (Written for The .NEWS.) ' ' _  Although the phenomena of hypnotism,"  magnatism, and spiritualism have formed the subject matter of experiments from/  time immemorial, at no period have,*they  claimed greater attention than in our own*,  day. ' ,  While the   effect is well-known, and������  ccmes  under   our   observation   almost-  daily, the   cause   has  never   yet been*  satisfactorily explained.    V\ hether it ever;  will be   is  a  question.    In  this  paper If  shall simply give a few personal experieh**-'  ces,  and put  forth a theory  which  may''  throw some light on this very  interesting-!-  subject. . , . ' 1 ��������� ��������� :-  In the summer of, '97 the writer was ,  practising medicine at San Jose, Cal/',  Amon������; my patients was one of a sensi-'v \ .!  tive temperamem,'not by any means ner-^:" ^���������/<  vous, but quite deliberate and cool.'; He" .���������'; '���������??���������.  was quick to catch an idea and possessed ;/",V',l  a highly developed- mind.; This' brief/.,-C*/>  sketch .will make it clear that the mind,of _ y^i'tf  the subject was not at all in an abnormal   ",-/%'  "      s "��������� 1 ,' .' ' *     -���������  -    -i /.*���������*������  About the, falhof '97 the/ gentleman~\';-'';$  referred to went, back to Newark,-N.'J',-&}%$*  to reside.    I was out, of-town' whenl'he'^l/^"  - 5_  ?h'/  ���������>���������!:  lelt, and only heard of his departure.after''  he Had gone.    Knowing  him ' intimately'  I could   easily imagine  the' home'siVr/'v,'^'  roundings he would   be. likely 'to have/' ,^;'i  One  afternoon  I'returned ��������� to". fny/ office/T,v':l|;  after a long drive, andVthrowing ' rnysetf' v..?1^  on on a  lounge,"began ' t6'think  of my"' '    ^  friend.    I began to'picture'his 'room"to' . .  myself, and fix  every objectv in   us' place.:-':-. *-'- <;  Then I put him in front of me (in ��������� imagi-'*''.  nation of course) ,and. making /a ^strong:'<  effort to concentrate myithoughtsj I,said4:  to him, "Now,  I am going -'-'to pay/  you a visit, I want to have a -talk; with ,  you, , although you are in Newark antl ,  I in, San Jose.", Then, kt-eping my. at--..  tention fixed, I spoke to him, quite a time'!,  and then said,  "Good-bye,  I/am going;'  if-'  now.  .1 _,  About   two weeks 'later'. I.received,'- ar'  hurriedly" writen letter from'myi friend,/]  inquiring if 1 were ill/and describing .my/  "thought visit" to him exactly ,;as I', have- /:*^?  given-it above.  '"_-.*       ' -    \ ���������'��������� r'y ;'!."f,;-^  The/explanation that, suggests/ itself.tV^7.;  me is that-the'sourh'as-certajn^powere^ot:'^^-  faculties"which usually-are .laierit_^while >i^S������������  tbe soul inhabits the  body, buc - which ,in r ' -?^T  certain individual and under certain con- ./.  ditions   may    be   exercised,' and   -corn--:  --  munication between' persons   at .adis-V-^  tance, under suitable conditions, is quite     "  possible.   This is  only a theory,  but .the. ���������  experiments are most interesting-and well"u  worth   trying.   In a future   paper,  I.may, .   .  give further  examples  to  illustrate  this  idea. '  .  M. G.      -  ^"���������ty,  He betook  Lord Salisbury's Early Career, .  Writing of Lord Salisbury ia tho   March  Canadian Magazine.  A. H. U. Colquhoun -  thus speaks of his first   years of Parliament '  tary life :   The years that follow are the ,de-'  veloping period of his life.    A  candid   per-',  son   who met him at this time asxerts   that.  among his friends and relatives he  was   not  regarded of much consequence  or   promise.  Hi3   sister -slone believed in him   tervently  "Give Robert only the chance," she is credited with saying, "and he will climb to the  top of the tree."    During these years he acquired   his   journalitsic    experiences.      A  peer's   yonnger son, with an income of   bat  ������400 a year, who determines to marry   tho  woman,   ot bis choice, and who has to   bear  the expenses imposed by social position and  a   seat in Parliaineut, must expect to   augment his income either by office  uuder   the  Crown or by some regular   form   <-f   work. *  The former alternative  was  remote.    Lord  Robert   Cecil had yet to win hi j  .purs   ia  politics,   and   the prospects of   his  then in Opposition, were poor,  himself to writing for the press, a  task  for  which he was exceptionally  well   equipped,  and which must have proved to him,   as   to  many   others, the most congenial   form   of  slavery known to civilized man.    A ���������college  frieDd, Thorn-is H-ambec, was the  editor,   of  tho Ait'i-uuj; rifarald and the   Evening S.ar-  dard, two   newspapers   which    had   lately  passed into the hands of the same proprietor,  and to the columns of   these   journals   the  young M. P.   contributed   leading   articles  chiefly upon foreign politics.      In 1S55 Mr.  A. I. Beresford-Hope, a   wealthy   relative  by marriage, founded the Saturday Review,  and Lord Robert Cecil was one of   a   t?ioup  of brilliant men,   including   John   Morley.  Goldwin Smith  and  Sir William Harcoart,  who wrote regularly for  the  versatile   and  aggressive paper.     His  labours appear not  to have been the   occasional  occupations of  the dilettante writer, but the  serious  tasks  of the working jour_,_list.      From his modest hooie in a quiet street off the Strand  the  future Prime Minister may have often taken  a walk down Fleet Street with a, supply   of  printer's copy in his pocket. J-^-aK&jE&Kis,,* iia,,.  U.__._.,.  ������_������_������*__;.___; __a_f_i_s_jy^*fc_w_ ������^���������...  wnuv^������M.:  !_... .B.MJ.-.lI'VW.^���������._?  OLD  HOUSE OF  COMMONS.  ���������rf  In  ?    '   '  ItV  V  Id-'  , ���������������������������  i:4  _  j -  I'i  ii.  i'  IS1  1  m  An Amusing: Story Told by a Habitue  ot the Lobbies.  Mr. Frederick Gale, who was a habitue  of tho lobbies of the house of commons for  40 years, narrates some of his curious experiences. Referring to Bellamy's kitchen so -. ividly described by Charles Dickens, and to the members who wore wont  to frequent it, ho says: "You got the  best chop and steak and cold moat and  6alad in the world, and the parrot who  called 'Order,  order!' and 'Chair, chair!'  ' and all the cries of the house, and the immortal 'Jane,' who chaffed  every  one, as  ' doscribed by Dickens, were still there,  and members of the government might be  seen eating their dinner-at a real deal  kitchen tablo. 'Give you a kiss,".Tune  asked of a young member, who was chaf-  < ling her, 'you, a younger son, and only a  borough member? Why, I boxed a duke's  ears for asking such nn impertinent question yesterday.' Thoro was a very different house of commons from, tho present  ono in thoso days."  " An amusing story is told of Lord Palm--  erston, who had just had a stormy interview with a deputation which camo to  memorialize him on tho subject of tho  wino duties. Just as they wcro leaving  tho room a sudden thought struck him,  and ho called them, back and said: "Perhaps, gentlemen, a recollection of my boyhood may help you. When a boy, my  grandfather took mo witli him to stay at  Lord Pembroko's. After dinner his'lord-  Bhip said: 'I hope you liked my wino. I  did mj best to pleaso you. As a member  of the government I ought not to tell you  that I get my claret and champagno direct  through a smuggler. I am answerable  for tho port, ns I made it myself.' Old  Para had hit tho bullsoye, and the deputation rotircd with much.laughter."  ��������� Tho reminiscences that center in John  Bright are equally amusing. For example: "I call to mind hearing him in 1848  ' in tho house of commons on the appointment of a new bishop of Manchester.  Quoting from memory, as I do throughout, he said; 'You wanted a new  bishop  ��������� of Jerusalem a short time ago.    How did  .that holy man go out?   With his staff and  .', his scrip, like one of the apostles?   Not a  '_, bit of it.    He went out on  her majesty's  . steam frigate Retribution and landed, un-'  dcr a salute of 18 guns, not far  from the  spot where Simon  lodged with  the  tanner.,' "'������������������FOrtnightly Review.  THE  NEW STYLES.  A!'CORRECTED  CARLYLE STORY.  -Bow tbe Chelsea Sagre Avoided L-ea*.  . i   ing* In Family Prayeru.  v     Mr. A. Carlyle writes: "A  much  per-  . verted account of tho following  incident  ��������� has for   years appeared at   intervals  in  ^newspapers. The story when correctly told  .is not without  interest and even'humor  ' and is very characteristic of Carlyle.    In  the autumn^of 1874 Carlyle and his niece,  Miss M. C. Aitken,,were  visiting at the  house of Mr. Patrick Swan, thon provost  of Kirkcaldy and at a date long anterior  a pupil of Carlylo.    On tho Sunday evening Mr. Swan and his guests were assembled  after dinner  in , the drawing room,  ' and somo ono' proposed that Carlylo should  read  aloud for  the  entertainment of  the  company���������a rather largo one.    Ho readily  ��������� consented, and  seeing tho Bible lying on  ��������� the tablo ho opened it at tho beginning of  Job, his favorito book.  "No sooner had ho seized the Bible,  however, than in marched the servants one  after another, and Cai'lylo perceived that  he was, as it were, trapped into conducting family worship. How to get out of the  dilemma? Thero seemed' nothing for it  ' but to read and to keep on reading and to  await what timo and chanco might bring.  He began with tho first chapter of Job and  read chapter after chapter, making remarks now and again on striking passages.  After this sentence, 'Is there any taste in  the white of an egg?' ho exclaimed, 'God  bless mo, I never knew that was in Jobl'  or 'I had quite forgotten that was in Job.'  A little while after that his niece came  forward to tho table, and touching his  arm whispered, 'Uncle, do you not think  you have read enough for one night?' He  gavo her a pleasant smile, but continued  reading and expounding. After two or  three more chapters had boon overtaken  his nieco again camo forward and said  quietly, 'Uncle, you really ought to stop,  you sco, the servants aro all in the room,  and they'll havo work to do yet-.' On this  being said, or whispered, to him he suddenly rose, shut tho book-with emphasis,  6ayihg loud enough fer all to hear, 'Well,  if I'm not to bo allowed to read more, I  suppose I must stop,' and walked out of  the room with an air of offended dignity.  On going to his room soou afterward his  niece found him laughing and rejoicing at  his happy'oscape. His first words to her  were: 'I hope, lass, thou's not offended?  I could not seo'how else'to get out of it.' "  ������������������Athena3um.  fb Scarcity of Tin.  That tho goldfiolds of tho world are  much more extensive than tho tinflelds is  a fact which might strike the unsciontiilo  person with a curious feeling of surprise.  Tho tinflelds which aro known to exist  cover an area of loss than 15,000 square  miles, whilo tho goldflelds aro something  over 1,500,000 square miles. Therefore  there aro 1.32 square miles of gold bearing  regions for every single mile of ground  where-tin is known to exist.  Tho importance-,of tho tin industry in  scarcely appreciated by thoso who have  never made the subject a study. North  America has no tin mines, South America  but one, Asia has two, Peru and Bolivia  contribute 4,000 tons a year and Australia  mines about 6,000 tons a year. While we  are all practically familiar with what ia  called tinware, very few of us appreciate  tho fact that pure tin plays a very small  part in tho manufacture of these articles.  The quality of tinware has within the past  few years deteriorated with amazing rapidity, all of which is attributed to the  limited supply and great value of tin.���������  New York Ledger.  Impossible Ideal.  Irate Old Gentleman���������Here, I say,  your beast of a dog has bitten a piece  out of my leg.  Dog's Owner���������Oh, bother! And I  wanted to bring him up a vegetarian.  ���������Punch.  Skirts   and   Coats   Tight    Fitting-   at -tbe  Waist���������The Knmor of tho Knstlo.  The loosely fitting blouse isno longer  seen upon women who know how to  dress. Everything is to be tight and  trim and well drawn into the band cf  the skirt, which in its turn molds tbe  hips and is attached with buttons/  Theso tight skirts are a feature of the  new styles. No matter the material���������be  it alpaca, pique or ' foulard���������each skirt  joins in the center.of the back without  any visible fullness, and a double row  of buttons accentuates tbe molded appearance of the figuro. But unfortunately a last year's skirt v. ill not alter into  this fashion. There is only ono way of,  cutting tbe now skirt to arrive at tho  desired effect1���������in ��������� three pieces, all of  equal dimensions, narrow at tbe waist  and wide at the feet. A favorite fall  combination is tbe short red jacket with'  crystal buttons and the white skirt.  Tho jacket is made of a very light cloth,  worn over white piquo or drill.  An imported princess gown-of gray  cloth of the latest aud most approved  vegue looks like a dress of armor, for it  fits the upper part of, tbe figuro with  never a suggestion of fullness any whore  and is closed at the back, from the top  of the neck.to the hem of tbe skirt, with  round silver buttons. A round, short,  flat cape of the "gray material, applied  with motifs of lace and richly embroidered, falls around the .shoulders. History, though, does not say how the wearer contrives to seat herself with anything approaching comfort on ��������� tho buttons, for it-is to'be surmised that tbe  skirt.is too tight to be entirely swerved  on one side On the othor hand, as it is  Written that these buttoned skirts are to  be a fad of the autumn season it behooves  us to cultivate without delay somo novel  position whereby we may at one and  the same.time attain ease and elegance.  The rumor of the bustle is again revived, and it is true that short jackets  have the hips so closely fitted  that for  BULLETS   DIDN'T   MATTER.  AUTGMN CAPE.  slight or straight figures a littlo "padding in the skirt is almost necessary, as  this is too perceptible in the basque.  The fashionable ribbon frills and  ruchings are most effective on woolen  gowns, and many ruchings consist of  two or threo rows of ribbon gathered  together excessively full and sewed on  in ruche fashion. ' Frills of ribbon are  very pretty when they supplement  groups of tucks, finish the'edges of  plaits, epaulets or yokes or are used in  combination with bands of trimming.  Ribbon ruches, even in the most delicate tints, keep their freshness in a surprising manner and can be used whore  lace would be quite unsuitable and yet  white or a light trimming is desirable.  Cordings and military braid are also  much used, as shown in a pretty double  cloth cape of blue with white trimmings. '/.'-.  Plaid  skirts, it is said, will be very  fashionablo, to be worn with chic little  tight fitting coats of plain cloth.  ���������   The new lace jacket, which is one of  the smart items in present  fashions, is  often made as a zouavo, but   it  is also-  basqued after the order  of  a dress coat  and with revers  in   front.    Tho idea is  likely to be much amplified, and advantageously, for  it  is  a graceful innovation. -  Tbo New Coats.  .   .  Tho extromo of tbo reaction from tbe  very short cloaks and coats of tho past  few seasons is upon us in tho shape of  real Princo Alberts and cutaway coats,  says the Now York Herald. These two  shapes are to be the very height of fashion this fall. Some of tlie swcllest dressmaking establishments are showing  these garments, and I saw a woman  alighting from her coupe one day last  week arrayed in all the glory of a new  Prince Albert coat.  This garment was a tight fitting bodice, with the straight back and side  seams of a genuine Prince Albert and  long skirts reaching a little below the  knees of the wearer, open in tbe back,  exactly as the man's coat. Of course  there was a little touch of femininity in  the make up and finish, especially in  She dainty lace cravat at the throat.  "Maud says she is madly in love with  Uer new wheel."  "Huh, another case, where man is  displaced by machinery."���������Indian-  'roolis Journal.  A   Judgre   Who   LiL-ed   an   Argrrment  Too Well to Stop For a Shot.  It was in South Carolina, and during  tho day. I had attended court, where a lawsuit of co'nr'rtcrablo importance was on  trial and which was not decided until 6  o'clock in the evening. Then I went home  to stop for the night with the judge who  had the caso in hand. On the way home  we were stopped by a man, who said:  "Judge, it is quite  likely that tho loser  of  that suit will shoot at  you   through a  , window tonight to secure revenge."  "Yes, quite likely. Thanks," pleasantly  replied tho judgo as wo passed on.  At the supper tablo his,wife appeared  nervous and uneary, and beforo tho meal  was concluded she said:  "Alfred, a man has beon seen in front  of _ the houso acting rather suspiciously,  'anil I'm afraid he means you harm."  , "Yes, I'm afraid so, my deal*," replied  tho judge and then took up the conversation sho had interrupted.  After supper wo adjourned to the library, and by and by, as wo sat at tho table,  with a keroscno lamp between us, there  aroso an argument connected with tho political question. 'i;      '     ' '   -  "Sir," said tho judgo as he grew heated  by opposition, "they may bring all their  sophistry to boar on the question, but  nothing will convinco me that"���������  At that instant I felt a hot streak along  my left cheek, and tho lamp chimney was  shivered into a hundred pieces, and the  light went out. Tho judgo rang a hand  bell which was .within reach, and' I  thought I heard the notes of- the boll beforo tho report of a riflo in front of the  house.- A negro man came running in.  and the judge said:  "Julius, bring us another lamp. V  When the lamp was brought, I looked at  the  judge.    He  had  not  changed in tho  slightest.  ���������  "Wasn't that a'bullet which1 broke the  lamp chimney?" I asked.  ���������  "Verj* likely it" was," he replied as he  looked around.  "And wasn't it'meant for you?"  ,  "I presume so.    Thero it is in thejoack  of a law book.   As I was saying, however,  sophistry is not an argument, and those  champions"��������� v ,  "Excuse me, judgo," I. Interrupted,.  "���������'but the next bullet may kill one of us."  "Oh,' they never shoot but onco, and I  want to convince you that your position  is untenable. You see, to begin with"���������  But his wifo came in and insisted that  he give an alarm; and the argument was  never finished.���������Newark News.  Spain and the Spaniard*.  It is not true'that the Spaniard is  naturally cruel, writes David Hannay  in Tho Pall Mall Magazine. The ferocities of which he' has unquestionably  been guilty have come from bis unbusinesslike indolence. Ho lets trouble come  from want of precaution in time, and it  finds him unprepared. Then he falls  into the rage of tho indolent man who  is aroused out of his indolence and  strikes savagely. Conduct of that kind  proves his incapacity for government  and is seen at its worst where he has to  "deal with Creoles, who repeat his own  faults iu an exaggerated form, and with  half breeds. For that reason, among  others, he has lost his colonial empire.  It would bo a mistake, however, to suppose that Spain,is decaying.  Tho population has nearly if not  quite doubled in tbe present century,  and the' country in itself is infinitely  ���������better off thau it was 100 .years ago.  The loss o-f Cuba will bo no evil for  Spain, but a gain, for it will stop a  dreadful drain of life and treasure.  When there is no colonial market to  think of, tho immenso resources of tho  country itself will probably bo better  worked. Tho mero mineral wealth of  Spain ought to be enough to mako it  rich. If it has begun to understand the  consequences of , bad administration, it  may well bo ono of the most prosperous  parts of .Europe in another generation.  Olives at Sorrento.  *.  The olive yields an abundant,crop once  in two years. The season when olives are  .plentiful is called by the contadinl "l'anno  grasso," or tho fat year; tho other," when  they are scarce, being "l'anno magro,,"  or lean year. In tho month of September  the fruit begins to turn a bluish black, but  it is not fully colored till' October. ��������� It is  often attacked by small maggots, such as  , are found in cherries, and then it falls  from the trees; but, though tho olives are  partially spoiled, they aro picked off tbe  ground and an inferior^kind of oil is made  from them. The longer .they remain'oh  tho trees the , better is the quality of oil  they produce.  In other parts of Italy they are seldom  gathered beforo the month of December,  but on the coast of Sorrento it is generally  necessary to harvest them earlier. In 1S97  tho crop was abundant and promised well;  but, owing to the want of rain in August,  the fruit became dry and shriveled, and  when tho heavy rains came in September  much of it rotted and fell, and most of it  had to be gathered before it was entirely  spoiled. In such o. season the end of October will see the trees entirely despoiled,  and tho fine crop will bring in a poor harvest and produce an inferior quality of oil.  ���������Chambers' Journal.  Leprosy Is  Not Hereditary.  That leprosy is a contagious disease is  unanimously admitted by tho best authorities, but the exact manner of its contagion is certainly difficult to understand.  There are many examples of persons living for years in the most intimate family  relations with lepers and remaining uninfected. And often but ono member of the  family will acquire the disease.  On the other hand, the history of the  disease in different parts of the world  shows that it never originates spontane-  -ou sly, but that its origin can always be  traced to human importation: There are  also a very large number of recorded cases  where leprosy has, resulted from a:single  contact of an abraded surface with some  lesion or secretion of an infected individual. .  Theso apparently contradictory facts  must bo explained on the theory that somo  peculiar inherent predisposition, which  exists only in a limited number of individuals, is necessary for the development  of this-strango disease..' There is no reason,  to believe that leprosy is a hereditary disease.���������North American Review..  The IienrH of BritiHh Colmmbia.  Bears���������black;, brown and grizzly���������are  distributed throughout tho entire country  and may bo met at any moment, but to  tho hunter that moment seldom arrives,  although, curiously enough, ,ho appears,  accoi'ding to report, to be the only class of  man who daro venture out without being  attacked or chased by an infuriated grizzly. Certainly, considering how plentiful  bears aro, they have a surprising knack  of keeping out of sight.  Thero exists in Alaska a huge bear,  larger far than any grizzly, which also  probably inhabits tho western boundary  of British Columbia, but which has not  yet beon sufficiently studied for classification ; also another, still rarer and, up to  tho present, almost unknown, will probably prove a distinct variety. It carries  the most beautiful slate and white colored  fur and is about the sizo of a black bear.  ���������Saturday Review.  Canada's Homestead liavr.  Canada has a homestead law. Farm  lots of 200 acres are granted to each head  of a family and 100 to each raalo adult  on condition of their building a log house  16 by 20 foet, cultivating 15 acres in every  100 and residing six months in each year  during five years on the properfty.  A Q,necr EusiiieHH.  Count Bocco Diaiiovitcb. has.made  the getting into prison, tho chief business of,his life for _4 of the 47 years he  has' lived for tho purpose of gathering  information for a book ho is anxious to  write on tho subject. At 18 ho left his  home and -went into Prussia, where he  was arrested for trespassing and sent to'  prison for threo months, working at  chairmaking. From that, timo to this  he has never been free from the desire  to continue his prison explorations.  From 13 till he was 20 he was in and  out of more than ,20 prisons in Belgium,  Prussia,, Poland and Russia. 'His first  experience of jail life in England was  in Liverpool," which -was one of the  worst ho was ever in, filled with drunken sailors from all over the world. He  etaid there six days,, when he paid his  line and got out, the first timo he failed  to servo his sentence. Then'he went to  Ireland,' France, Spain, Italy, Australia; next .to India and Japan, and then  to America, where he remained for  , more than a year, spending most of his  time in" jails andpenitontiaries.���������London,Tit-Bits. " -   .  0 _  New Picture of Admiral Schley.  1 "I saw Admiral Schley in New York  the other day,"said a New Orleans  .business man who had just returned'  from'a trip to tho. metropolis, "and,'  'pon my word, I never met anybody  who filled my ideal so perfectly. He ,is  the bluff old sailor to the very life���������the  'shiver my timbers heave ho my bullies'  kind that ono roads about in books���������  and I wont wild, just like, the other  chaps, at tho very sight of .him. You  might mistake Sampson for a banker  or a dry goods magnate, but Schley has  the salt of tbo sea about him. Ho looks  older than his pictures, aud his mustache and little goateo, twisted to one  side, are nearly white. There aro a  thousand tiny crow's feet at the corners  of his���������eye_, aud when ho smiles, which  is often, a fellow feels somehow like  throwing up his bat and letting out a  yell. Admiral Schley is certainly one  celebrity who don't disappoint you at  close range.'' ��������� Now Orleans Times-  Democrat.  Selective Refractors.  'Some time ago a form of eyeglass was  suggested which may bo without refractive offect for light of some one color,  hut which as to light of others does ox-  ercise refraction, so that . it becomes  possible to, more or less completely correct 'the' chromatic .'aberration- of the eye-  in any given circumstance. The plan  proposed was to cement together a positive and a negative lens of nearly equal  ������ focuses, but of different dispersive properties.-    ���������  One of the objects aimed at was to  annul the distinction, bet ween" advancing" and "retiring" colors. Thus of  red and violet on a plane, the former  seems to bo nearer to tho eye than the  latter, becauso it demands a greater effort of accommodation. But with the  aid of the color corrective spectacles, if  they are  of  suitable  construction, any  , such effects are susceptible of being  diminished or even roversed.���������;Key-  etone.  Denmark's Flag.  William Secber, the Danish vice consul at Cleveland, says that the statement recently made, that the United  States flag is older than any European  colors is not founded on fact. The flag  of Denmark���������a white cross on a scarlet  field���������he asserts, has existed for more  than six centuries, "having fallen from  the heavens, according to, tradition, in-  a battle under Valdemar, the victor  against the "Wends." Mr. Secher believes his country's ensign more ancient  than that of any other nation.  Shaving? by Machinery*  It is said that a wonderful shaving-  machine of wood has been, mado by one  Melchior Farkas, a convict in the penitentiary of the city of Szegedin, Hungary. Farkas was put to labor in the-  cabinet making shop . of the prison,  where he soon displayed great inventive,  ingenuity. With his machine he is said  to have shaved all1 the inmates of the  prison', nearly 150 iu number, in rather  less than an hour.  ProtfreHS In China.  A missionary journal notes some signs-  of progress in<_hina. Chinese merchants,  are educating,, their sons in English  schools at' an expense of $8 a month.  Tho barrow gives way to the bicycle,  and tho sedan chair to tho carriage and  pair. The antifoot binding movement  and tho Chinese ladies' school also indicate the great change~which is going:  en in China.  UNNATURAL HISTORY.  Bcine  a Little Altout the 3L.aud of the  *      Dervishes.   .  Egypt is as full of sand as are soldiers. It is famous for camels, which  can hump themselves across the desert  and arrive, after days on the burning ���������  plain, in as good form as when, they'  started, which is' not saying much.  The camel is a most marvelousanimal.  for it can go nine days .without taking  a drink. In this it differs from us, thank  goodness. -       - ���������  Barneses I once ruled over Egypt and  invented a great game, which is played  today, called, after him, Pharaoh,' or  faro., The early Egyptians were French,  as is proved by the fact that they were  haters of the children of Israel.   '    ' ���������  Ono of the chief works of this epoch  was the construction of  the pyramids,  which  were  erected to make learned  men ask questions. - The pyramids were  weather, bureaus,   and   the Egyptians  could tell the weather for five years in ''  advance   I have studied their methods,  and  as nearly as I can' tell without a  pyramid at hand the weather in London ;  for the next five years will' be fog,'rain  and   wind,   alternately   separate   and  mixed, with  cracks of  sunshine in the'  summer   months,' but- not enough  to -  bother us in our calculations. '  Tho cause of the decline from power  ,of tho Egyptians was their language,  which some of them really'understood,  but the toil of acquiring it-was too '  much aud destroyed their strength in  tho course of- a, few, thousand years.  The chief river in Egypt is .the '.Nile. -  Ignorant Bussians believe that all tho  inhabitants of Egypt are nihilists,  which is the reason Bussia wishes to  disarm.  The Egyptians had some curious  funeral customs. When a person died,  ho was bound over to keep tho pieces.  The last adjuration to the defunct was:  "Mum's the word!"  This is the origin of the word mummy. (Seo Petrie, volume 6, page 342,  note q.) I forgot to mention, in speak-'  ing of the burning plain (seo supra),  that naughty devils are sent from tho  pit of fire to the desert for their punishment. The poor fiends sit on the sand  and cry for the sweet coolness of home.  I shall refrain from calling attention  anew to tho fact that the Kitchener is  within range of tbe enemy and about  to cook tho khalifa's goose., According  to Grimm's law, dervish is tbe native  word corresponding ,io our word devil.  The modern sphinx, symbol of- Egypt,  is a lien.���������Judy.  Irish iiisrhts.  The credulous being may be silly, but  he never gets bitter. .-���������     v  If you want a thing done quickly, tell  a small boy not to do it.        <  Tbe long winded man is the hot box  of agreeable conversation.  Where a now hat is concerned allwo-  ��������� men believe in love at first sight.    ���������  We learn more from our own failures  than from the whole world's successes.  Occupation is nature's physician, and  she pays wages instead of sending in a  bill.  It is a brave man who comes home  wearing a new fall hat before his wife  gets one.  Women always put garden seed away,  so carefully that they have  to buy new  seed every year.  No show on earth is considered a success unless it gives man three times the  worth of his money.-���������Chicago Becord.  Easily Arranges.  Guest���������Waiter, my soup is too.hot.  Waiter���������Suppose you exchange with  the gentleman at the other table. ,He  ���������ays his is too cold.���������New York Truth.  Earn this valuable Watch,, Chain and Charm by selling twenty TopaB  Scarf* Pins, at 15 cents each. Send your address and we forward the  Pins and our Premium List, postpaid. No money required. These Pms  will almost sell themselves, for the Topaz has all the brilliance of the best  diamonds, and has never before been offered at anything like this price. The  Watch is neat in appearance, thoroughly weH made, and fully guaranteed.  Unsold Pins may be returned.   Mention this paper when writing.  THE GEM PIN CO., Freehold Building, Toronto, Ont.   ^  _ ���������tf  n  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLANl  .C.  CANNING VEGETABLES.  A Lunch Box.  This handy picnic lunch box, sketched  in Bural New Yorker, explains itself  inmost without words. Its generous size  Recipes of Interest to   Those Who   Haw  ��������� Vegetable Gardens. :,  "Stale vegetables  can  never be successfully canned and.the'year's supply  of  prime canned ones can now be  pur-  - chased so cheaply by the wholesale that  .., there' is  little" economy in  doing  the  work at home���������unless  one  grows' the  .��������� stock.    At the  same  time there ia no  , more risk  in   canning vegetables - than  fruit.    Tbe same general rules apply to  both, although vegetables require much  longer cooking than fruit.    No tartario  acid or other preservative, not even salt,  . is essential.   Use glass self'scaling fruit  ' jars, and, save for the variations named,  'proceed   as  with   fruit,"   recommends  Katherine B. Johnson  in  Good Housekeeping  in   preface   to, the  following  recipes :-  ''   Canned    Corn. ���������Split    the    kernels  ' lengthwise  and  scrape carefully from  the cob.    Shake the  jar f down often'in  filling, to  pack &as  closely as possible.  Add no water until ready to seal. - Boil  steadily four hours, fill .to overflowing  and seal. . ,  'Peas and Beans.���������Prepare green peas  end shelled or string  beans as for the  ���������table,Jpack closely in the  jars, fill the  -'latter with cold water and cook steadily  <���������< three hours.   Don't fail to fill every jar  .to overflowing with   boiling water  before adjusting the rubber and cover, nor  to-wrap closely in  brown paper when  ' teady for storage..  " Tomatoes are .such a watery vegetable  that we prefer cooking them uncovered  .in a large agate saucepan.c Pare, slice  ;��������� and  stew slowly for one  hour.   Then  dip into hot jars and seal at once.  Tomatoes .Canned Whole. ��������� Select  rather small, firm specimens. Wash and  wipe, but do.not remove the skins.  Bake in, an agate pan until the skin  Bhrivels, then carefully slip into hot  jars, cover with the boiling liquid (adding water if necessary) and seal. When  ready to serve, remove the skin.  . Pumpkin and sqnash are easily and  ' successfully canned at home, either by  baking or steaming. When baked or  stewed slowly until the water is nearly  ' evaporated, the former makes much  richer pies than the pumpkin of the  market:     -,    . , ...  Gold Rope For Picture Frnminc. Etc  Gold rope has  been much  employed  in picture" frames, and  The  Decorator  raud "Furnisher -mentions   some  other  good use of  it.*   For the dividing < lines  I .of rooms,'jfor accentuating architectural  ��������� lines and-  for  the  formation of  pan-  . els nothing  could  be  more  desirable.  ,"As ordinarily applied to picturerframes  > it has usually been manilla rope of suitable size.    But the effect of the gold or  bronze is usually lost  by not  knowing  how to treat tho rope before  gilding or  bronzing. .Before tho rope has a.coat of  gold it should be filled with staich and  glue or with a clay gold size and glue.  Tho rope then loses the appearance of a  mass of fiber or a  bundle  of  hair.   If  after  this  treatment .it  has a coat of  bronze or is gilded, it will have a massive appearance.   Its  decorative  value  may be enhanced in the highest degree  Treated in this way it becomes in effect  a metallic rod.    It may then be used in  (Outlining panels, covering corners, filling anglos  and in  general. taking  the  place of highly  decorative  and  costly  moldings.    Except in very large  rooms  rope of one inch in diameter is as large  as can be used  with' good  results.    It  should    always    be    three    stranded.  Smoothly laid hemp rope has some advantages  over manilla.   It  is usually  smoother and requires less filling.  A HANDY LUNCH BOX.  seems to invite ( a wholo family to lay  aside care and spend a beautiful autumn  day in woods and fields.  The tray that fits in at the top tells  how the dainty part of the lunch can be  carried without "mussing." Such a  bos can be made in the home workshop,  the handles being made from flat barrel  hoops. They fall'down at either end to  permit tho cover to be raised.  -  IMPOVERISHED BLOOD.  CONDITION      THAT      FREQUENTLY  CAUSES MUCH SUFFERING.  the  HEALTHY, HAPPY WOMEN.  Pain and Weakness Banished  through ihe use of fiflilburn's  Heart and Nerve PtlEs.  It's sad to think that so many women  suffer from pain,  Weak Spells,    Heart .  Palpitation,'   Sinking-    Sensations,  Nervousness, Sleeplessness���������who could  be restored to the full enjoyment of perfect health by a few boxes of. Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  There can be no question about the  ' efficacy of this remedy.    Thousands of  women, havefound it do all that 5s claimed  for, it.    Here  is the testimony of Mrs.  Gillen, Wesley Street, Moncton, N.B.  "Before taking- Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills,I used to suffer untold agony  from violent headaches, irregular action  of the heart, together with pains or  spasms in various parts of my body.  "Sometimes I felt so weak that I was  unable to look after my domestic duties.  However, I had to endure this worry and  trouble, because all the remedies I tried  failed to give me relief, until happily I  heard of Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills.  I had only been taking them a short time  when I felt greatly benefited. This encouraged me to continue their use until  a complete cure was effected.  " I have not been troubled with a head-  - ache since taking- these" pills.    They increased m)' appetite, invigorated my entire system, and g-ave me back my old  time strengtWand vigor."  Take a Laxa-Liver Pill before retiring.  'Twill work while you sleep without a grip  or gripe, and make you feel better in the  morning.    Price 25c.   Sold by all druggists.  Mrs. Henry Gifford, of Kentville,   Proves  Value of Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills  in This Condition.  From the Acadien, Wolfville, _T.S. ,  The case of Mrs. Henry Gifford, of  Kentville, who sometime ago was cured  of a distressing malady' through the  medium of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, is  of peculiar value' as illustrating the  rapidity with which this remarkable  medicine operates. A representative of  tbe Acadien who called up'on Mrs.  Gifford the other day to elicit information concerning her cure, found herto  be a very intelligent lady, and a hearty  advocate of the use of Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills. Upon learning the object  of his call Mrs. Gifford expressed herself as pleased at tho prospect of having  an opportunity to give publicity to her  remarkable cure. "I have told all my  friends about'it," she said,, "but have  often felt that it 'was my duty to havo  a statement of my case published in the  papers. \' Three years ago this spring  my system was.'in a badly run down  state. In this condition I was attacked  by a heavy cold and an enlarged tonsil  of great size and extreme painfulness  was the result. For nine weary months  I/,was unable to turn my head and my  health became such that I could not exert myself in the', least. Several  physicians were consulted, but without  the slightest benefit. The swelling was  finally lanced but the operation only  aggravated the matter as my blood was  so impoverished that the incision did  not heal but developed into a running  sore Despondency,"seized me, and at  times"I almost wished that I was dead:  At last by a happy chance I was advised to use Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  After using a, few. boxes .the swelling  disappeared and perfect ' health and  buoyancy- of spirits returned." Since  that time Mrs. Gifford has had implicit  confidence in Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,  and has used them for any physical disorder of herself or children with the  same happy "results.   ���������  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills create new  blood, build/up the nerves and thus  drive disease from the system. In hundreds of cases they have cured after all  other medicines had failed, thus establishing tho claim that they are a  marvel among the triumphs of modern  medical science. The genuine Pink  Pills are sold only in boxes, bearing  the full-trade mark, "Dr. Williams'  Pink: Pi lis for , Pale People." Protect  yourself .from imposition by refusing  any pill that does not bear the registered trade mark'around the box. If. in  doubt send direct to the - Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont., and  they will be mailed to" you post paid at  50c. a box, or six boxes for $2.50.  Bad blood.  You can't be healthy if your  blood is impure or watery,���������if  poison is circulating- .throug-h your-  arteries instead of rich, pure,' life-  giving- blood.  If ,you feel drowsy, languid,���������  are constipated; have pimples or  blotches breaking- out oh your body  the remedy for you .is Burdock  Blood Bitters.  "I have been using B.B.B., also my  brother and sister-in-law, and we 'find it '  a most reliable and efficacious* blood  purifier, and most cordially recommend  it. We purchased it from J. R. Ault &  Sons of this town.J' MISS C. M. .WATSON, Aultsville, OntI    .  B. B.B.' is a highly concentrated  blood purifying vegetable remedy, ���������  ���������only 'i teaspoonful at- a dose,���������  you add'the water yourself.  IT PAYS TO USE  White Star  BakiM Powfe  BECAUSE  It does its work well.  pure.  of  first quality J ,  low in price."  It  It  It  is  is  is  r  11.  Health.' Cofey/  Is a drink of exquisite  _ flavor and of great  benefit to the '���������  NERVOUS   SYSTEM.  - /  THE DYSON-GIBSON CO.  A difference of ten cents in the value of a pound of .tea  makes'a world of difference to the taste. MONSOON'  cevton TEA, coming direct froingrower to cqmsuii-i&ri  at JfOc,' is the peer of any tea packed by tea brokers to  sell for 50c and 50c���������because the Monsoon -quality ' is .not  tapped to yield a broker's profit: ,      ' i <>'  '  Too liate.  The Doctor-���������Six cigars a day? No  wonder you have a pain in your chest.  A man in your condition and with your  temperament ought not to smoke at all.  If you don't give it up, you will have  ���������what they call the "tobacco heart."  The Patient���������I'm afraid I've got it  already, doctor. I know I haven't the  heart to give up smoking.���������-Chicago  Tribune.       ��������� ,'  WATGHES  *********  Given away FREE*    If you. want one  people generally go in the direction  they look". If they look upward they  are looking higher. If they. continually see the lower and baser things of  life, they are travelling in that direction.  TO CURE A COL.D IN ONECDAY.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Ta-blefca. All  druggists refund the money if it fails to cure  25c.    Johnny���������What is a contralto, papa?  Papa���������U'm���������I can't define a contralto.  Johnny, except as the mortal enemy of  the soprano.���������Puck. i  THE CURE OF ASTHMA.  BOVRIL  Isjpure beef cooked, ready for, iia*,;_ai-l  in' the most  CONDENSED FORM.  Not a mere . extract s or   essence  strengthens both body'and b_ain *  _Ct  '.a  Prepared by    ,     - -,  BOVRIL, Limited;;";    :  LONDON/ ENG1A'  Canadian Branch:���������  27 PBJTJSR  STREET,  .'. >.-���������_'  WRITE TODAY....  TO  ..{MAT WEST MAGAZINE..  .....   .   .WINNIPEG.   .   .  Liebig's Asthma Cure will cure Asthma, Hay  Asthma or Hay Fever. Hundreds of people io  four continents will say so. It is a high-class  medicine, endorsed by medical me 1, and used  by the best people in all parts of ^he civilized  world.  A free trial bottle will be sent to any sufferer  by mail prepaid. If you are afflicted, send  your name and add* ess to The Luebig Co.. 177  King street west, Toronto, and say you saw  this free offer in this paper.  HOCKEY.  _e:iHou   opens  BEFORE  THE  glial!    have  HARK YE!  received  stack   oi  HOCKEY   SUITS/  Samples are Here.  White   Duck  Knickers   -well   padded.       A'est of  _ame   material has  overlapping* fly and eyelcti fen* lacing;.  I        I       IT  LOOKS   IMPOSSIBLE       I        !  to make them for what we're asking:.  WHOLESALE  .UFUlSNEliS  YROM M'BRIDE & GO. Winnipeg.  _v_a__Bc_-������trc-~*ci.*-  Each figure in a first class waxwork  exhibition has to be remade every four  or  five  years.    The wax loses its color  and becomes soft and spongy after that'  time. ���������  ASSWt&WSSvW&M*^^  It is estimated that in Paris one in 18  of the. population, or 150,000n live on  charity, with a tendency toward crime,  in London this class is one in 30.  "That woman has hated me for  years." "Did yon jilt her?" "No;  she got np a company dinner for me  and I forgot to go.'''  TO   PUBLISHERS"  iiiffxrraing  We   take  pleasure   in  you that wo have put in  a eea_i  plete  Baddeck, June 11, 1S97.  O. O. Richards & Go.  Dear Sirs,���������Minard's Liniment is my  remedy for NEURALGIA.  It relieves at once.���������'.  AS. MoDONALD.  Last year with my Famous  When a man j lumps at conclusions he  doesn't always light where he expected  to.  KNOWN THE WORLD OVER.  To men suffering from any Weakness, Rheumatism,  Varicocele, Nervousness, etc., send for my book which  is Sent Sealed Free. It tells how I can cure the  most stubborn cases without the use of Drugs.  Call and consult me Free���������or if you do not live  near enough write for the book to-day.    Address  2 ���������   O  '9  132 St. James Street,    -      fVlontreafi.  AS TO EPILEPS. AUD FITS.  PAPER  STOCK  Printers'  Stationery  .    .    .   .of all kinds.  Paper made from seaweed is a growing industry in France. It is so transparent that it has been used in place of  glass.  As_ lor Minard's Li-Hut and ta_, m otter.  Liebig's Fit Cure for Epilepsy and kindred  affections i. the or-ly successful remedy, and is  now. used by the best physicians and hospitals  in Europe and America., It is confidently recommended to the afflicted. If you suffer "from  Epilepsy, Ifits, Sc. Vitus Dance, or have children or relatives that do so, or know a friend  that is afflicted, then send for a f rpe trial bottle  and try it.' It will be sent by mail, prepaid. It-  has cured, where everything else has failed.  When writing mention this paper and give  full address to _he Liebig Co.. 177 King street  west, Toronto. ,  When a girl's clever tongue keeps her  from marrying it is because she has not  met her equal among men.  Our mefcto in. this dopartn_*j_tf_s.  "'Prompt delivery and right prices.^  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTED  TORONTO T_FH MI  CO.,   X.I_VEI'T_=3X^_  1?J������ Owen street, Winnipeg.  Minard's Liniment the L-mDsraan's FrUnd.  Originality consists mainly in not  saying the things which everybody else  says.   Ksip Minard's Liniment in til bofst.  '���������WU'WIW  coi^rthe WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE  this Winter.   It pays to EDUCATE for BUSINESS.   A Erreater demand for office help than  we c _uld fill during the past six months shows  why;you should take such a course.  Fbill particulars on application.  /  G. W. DONALD,. Sec.  As we _aust account fear every idle  word, so we must for every idle silence.���������Franklin.  Minard's Linimtnt is used l? toyMm.  Every unkind treatment to the eow  poisons the milk-���������even talking unkindly to her.  Sma Insurance *������_fice. )  Eastern As3Tta_-.ee Oo.       \  Quebec Fire Insurance Company.  Iioudon and Lan*rashire Life Ira. ���������_*_  British and Foreign ____rine 1*8, Oe.'  lioyd's ������lass Insuranee C__n.p&_t_r.  W. B. AL___JT,   '���������'.'.  General Aj*������_������*-  WlN__t_i__E_.  W. N. U.       194 2HE aVMr-VFe-EK.ZrS   NEWS.     CTTMBERl-ANI),   B.    C,     TUESDAY,   14th.,    1898.  THE    SEMI-WEEKLY    NEWS.  Mary E. Bissett Editor.  No Acvertisment inserted for less than  to cents.  J? Persons  failing to get The i-Tews   re-  |i '- ' jttlarly should notify the Office.  ' - .Persons having any business with *. r_E  * NEWS will please call at tbe orfice or  ,'   rite.      __  ''     i_T Advertisers who want their ad  .''���������feftfcffed, -should   get    copy in    hy  12 a.m. day before issue.  .    ������������������������������ When writing communications to  f this paper, write on one side only of  ' paper Used.    Printers do NOT turn copy.  It f  Ik  T**".  ll  Ii  ft  IK."  RATES OF ADVERTISING:'  One inch per year, once-a-week,  $12.00  -    ������   , ������      " month,      "        "        ,   i-5������  Lucal notice per line "        " -r������  For both   issues  one-H-ai-F   additional  TERMS OF SCrjiSCRlPTION.  ONE  YEAR, ���������   '  THREE MONTHS,     '  PER  MONTH by carrier  SINGLE    COPY     Five  $2.00  .50  ���������, .20  Cents.  [TUESDAY,   MAR.  14th,    1899  ,   , WHY (ANT WE.  There are  a good  many ��������� tilings  this town of ours  needs.    Most  of,  \ them we are not likely  to get  for  , some time, but there does not seem  any reason' why we can't enjoy a  - few  of the advantages  that  other  .   place's of the same size have  The first of these is a  hank.    It  is hardly   necessary to  dwell   at  ' length on the great convenience such  'an institution would be to the busi-  '���������   Bees portion  of the town.    Under  'present conditions the only way in  - which we can deposit money is by  ... putting it the post office savings  -." bank. All such money has to go  :   to Ottawa  and one must  give  at  '-��������� ..'least three weeks notice  before any  "���������    of it can be  taken out.'  Then,  the  nearest   place   we   can    negotiate  '., -/notes, drafts, etc., is Nanaimo. ,We  cV'have   -but     one    mail    a    week  -'valid    the    result   is    if   a   busi-  '   ness man  should   by   any   means  miss that mail, he will be  put to a  \   great deal of  trouble  and  perhaps-  - loBB. It is not the, most pleasing  feature of life to have notes to meet  but for the  average buf-iness  man  ��������� they are a necessary evil, and it  would save much inconvenience if  we could negotiate them right here  in Cumberiaad.  There are branches of the large  banking houses in mostly all the  towns up country.    Why can't we  have one in our city ?  The next thing we need is fcetter  streets. It is not to the credit of  our town that we have about the  Worst roads in the whole district.  The frost may be partly to blame,  but that is no good reason why the  streets should be left in such a condition that travelers are liable to  break their horses' legs in the mud  holes. The expenditure of a moderate sum would put our our streets  in excellent   shape.      Why  can't  weexpend it ?  The third "want" in our catalogue is better street lamps. A  "dim religious light" is -all very  well in poetry, but it is not the kind  we need to avoid muddy crossings.  The melancholy ray emitted by our  present lamps is one of the things  to which distance does not lend enchantment. A good electric system that could be utilized for stores  and residences as well as streets  would be much appreciated by our  citizens. In all probablity many  without the city limits would wish  to secure the same advantages, and  with a little push a company could  be organised, or some other means  taken to start the thing."'It,  is not  unlikely that either the Water-  Works Company or the Colliery  Company    -could     be  induced   to  take the matter up. We undesland  that the Union Colliery Co., contemplate erecting a plant for their  ,own use, and no doubt if the City  Council approached them on the  subject     arrangements    could    be  ,:made whereby the Company's ,system would be extended so as .to include the town���������a consummation  which would, we feel sure, meet  with the hearty approbation of all  our citizens. '  "All this needs money, and the  corporation can not afford such expenditures." ' Well, can not , the  corporation borrow a few thousand?  With good security money can be  obtained for almost any length, of  time at a comparatively low rate of  interest. The town can surely pay  the interest. To spend a fair  amount for the purposes suggested  would give us good streets and good  lights, work for laboring men���������so  that they would not need to go  elesewhere to make a living, put  more money in circulation and  thus benefit the merchants. Besides this we would have an attractive town, a go-ahead place to  which people would be likely to  come. A conservative policy in  matters of this kind is not neces:  sary in a, growing western city, and  only tends' to keep the country  back. We all want to see our town  prosper. It is no use to sit down  and wish for good times. -. It pays  better to try and push things. ' It  now lies .in a great measure������with  the citizens whether Cumberland  shall be a live city, or a fossil.  Why don't we see to it before it is  too lato ? - ���������  IT IS HARD TO SUIT  Everybody,    but   with   Our  Stock   of  ' Suits there are very few that we can not  fit.  Our whole stock of Clothing for Men  and Boys must be reduced to make  room for the  1 * ���������  to arrive next month.  fi  lg  We will, until the  ist of; March, allow., a  Discount   on    all  ,_3TX_ETS    _A_3_TX)   _P-A.^sTi:a  ���������       ; ��������� arid will sell  all  .  o'V-ESjaoo-A.TS -A-nid :f:e_A_ jackets  '''- - " At   Cost.-   '-  I  ssss  LOCAL   BRIEFS,  The Tepic is loading at Union Wharf.  ���������  There was a session of the small debts  cour; Mo _day morniug.  ���������Kippered Herring, BloaterB, Salmon  Bellies at.Moores.  Mr. Dan O'HCacdJey has gone to Atlin.  We wiah him a very successful search.  A danc will be given in Cumberland  Hall, Friday evening, March 17 th, in honor  of "St. Patrick's Day."  Mr. John Denton is confined to his bed  with a serious attack of appendicitis. We  hope he will soon be up and around again.  A Jap, suffering v/ith a very severe, attack of lagrippe, was taken to the hospital  Monday morning. He was delirious snd  gave a good deal of trouble before he was  safely lodged in theVard.  ���������Some nice Dinner arid Tea Sets, glassware and lamps going cheap'at- Moore's.  A serious accident occurred at '(the Big  Store, Saturday evening. One, of /thepain-  ters engaged in renovating the interior, Mr.  Perry, ft 11 about 11 feet from a ladder and  broke his collar bone.  Sunday, Rev. Mr. Hicks called a special  meeting of the G urch Board, for the purpose of providing for the Aanual Church  Auniversary. The Board met last night,  and the results will be known shortly as to  when the anniversary services' will tako  place.  We regret to learn that Mr. J; McLean  is confined to his house. Mr. McLean had  two ribs broken last November, each in  two parts. The rib3 were set, but a few  weeks ago violent exertion caused the parts  to separate, with the result that Sunday  evening Mr. McLean had to call in a phy*  siciau. W e hope to see him around all  right in a short time.  ���������Garden rafes, hoes, spades, and shovels  at Moore's.  Extensive changes are being made at the  Big Store. The interior is getting a fresh  coat of paint, and two new rooms have  been fitted up for Mrs. Carr's dressmaking  department. One of these will be used as  a fitting room, and the   other   as   a   work  This is a chance to get a  Bargain in Clothing,  the like of which has   never   happened   before.  Call now while the Stock is Complete.  SI-MIOIsT   LEISER.  room. An extra stairway is to be put up  from the dry goods department to the landing, so that ladies will not hereafter be obliged to pass through the workroom to enter, ,the 'fitting room. Tbe change will  doubtless meet with the approval of  natrons.  THE DANCE. ,  A most enjoyable dance was given in  Cumberland Hall, Friday evening, under  the management of Messrs Kenny and  Barrett.  Invitations h.id been issued for about sixty," but owing to tho disagreeable weather,  a large number were unable to attend.  The following is a partial list of those  present:  Misses Nickerson, Webster, Abrams,  (two) Mdligan,, (tw.-) Mesdames Kenny,  Barrett, ILuick, O'Bnen, Moore, Wenborn.  Messrs Riggs, McDonald, Dalby, Barrett,  Kenny, White, Hauck, Partridge, Purdy,  and others.  As the dance was quite informal, full  dress was not generally worn by the ladies,  but some of the costumes were very pretty.  It would be very difficult to say which looked best, but we may mention * few who attracted special attention.  Mrs. Kenny looked charming in white  silk. Mrs". Barrett wore a beautiful green  silk waist and dark skirt. Mrs. Kilpat-  rick's fine figure showed to advantage in a  handsome suit of black silk. Mrs. Hauck  wore a very pretty blazer costume of navy  blue, with a wiiite silk front. Miss Abrams  had on a very neat and stylish suit of black,  trimmed with jet and chiffon. Miss Laura  Abrams is a brunette who has perfect taste  in dress. On the occasion of her first  dance, Miss Abrams wis radiant in an exquisite dress of cream sil^rimmed with  pale blue.  Excellent music was provided on the violin by Mr. D. Roy, and on tho piano by  Mr. Baird. It would be very difficult to  find a mus cian who could,^-f?betteri time  for dance selections than Mr. Roy.  Refreshments were served at 12 o'clock,  and 2:30 brought to the close a -delightful  social evening, of which the promoters may  well be, and which we hope majr encourage  others "to go and do likewise."  A PLUCKY CANADIAN.  Th.-t is the phrase that applies to Prof.  J Or. Schurman, one of the lately appointed  United St.- tes envoys to the Philippines.  Prof. Schurman is a good example of what  perseverance, pluck, aud hi-ains can do for  oiie who has a mind to light his .own way  through life. c Born' in ' 1854 on a backwoods farm in Prince Edward Island, Jacob  Solium an was the son of poor people. He  was ambitious, and poverty could not keep  him back. During his childhood ho tramped a tnilc and a half to school in rain or  shine, through Canadian snow in winter,  and mud in spring. And he ' made good  use of his time when he got there.  At thirteen he began life for himself. He  worked in Summerside, 'n a store, from 7  a. m. till 10 p. m., for ������30 a year and board.  Next year he got $60 and board. He. worked two years, saved ������80 - and entered the  high school. Here he prepared for his college entrance, and won a scholarship that  kept him at Prince.of Wales College two  years. Then he taught school and made  enough to pay expenses at Acadia College,  Nova Scotia. His record here may be  summarized. "He was chiefly remarkable  for getting every prize there was to win "  He captured a scholarship that took him to  Germany, though the poor Prince Edward  Island boy had as competitors men from  Oxford and Cambridge. After his return,  he was given a chair in Dalhousie University, Halifax, N. S.       '���������...���������"���������._'  In 1886 the brilliant young Canadian was  appointed Prof, of Philosophy in Cornell,  two years later he was Dean, and in 1.892 at  the early age of 3S he became President of  one of the greatest universities in the world.  Eighteen hundred and ninoty nine saw him  appointed to one of the most important positions in the gift of the Uuited Sates. J.  G. Schurman stands to-day a type of what  overv plucky boy has a chance to be, and  he may well be held up as an ideal to our  public school pupils.  Rex.  If you would be well with a great \ mind,  leave him with a favorable impression of  you; if with a little mind, leave him,. with  a favorable opinion of himself.���������Coleridge.  Passengers.Outwards, March 10th.  Four Japs and nine Chinese to Nanaimo.  Geo. Gapp, Mrs. P. A. Anley, Mr. and  ! Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Burdette, Miss C. Mella-  do, Miss Christie, Miss May White, Tom  Mackie, Hugh Kesley, Mrs. Ryder, Mrs.  Q.r-eve,��������� to Nanaimo. J. Henderson, Mrs.  David Walker, Mrs. R. Short,; Mr3. T. R.  Morton, tu Nanaimo  Esfii-imalt & Baiaimo By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  n  1-  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. '��������� No. 4 Saturday,  A.M. a.m.  De. 9:00  Victoria Do. 3.00  "    9:30 Golds-i-roam "   3:29  "   10:19 Slmwnigan Lake  "   -.11  "   10:58 Duncans _:_5 "  V.M. ' '.'PJH.  *'   12:30 Nanaimo 6:06  Ar. 12:45 Wellington  Ar. 6.20  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Saturday.  A.M. ��������� A.M. 1  De. 8:25 Wellington .De. 3:10 ,  ������������������   S:46 Nanuimo "3:23  ���������' 10:04' Duncans '"   4:37  "10:12 Shawnigan Lake "   5:08  "11:33     ...- Goidstream "   5.59-  Av. 1200 M.       . . .Victoria Ar. 6 25 r.M.  Reduced rates to and from all points on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return' Monday. - , ' .  For rates and all information I apply at  Company's OfnV.es.  A. DUNSMUIR, Geo. L. COURTNEY.  President. _, Trafllc Manager.  Society   , Cards  ^_������_������__-_-_-_-_W^^*���������������M____l_____i_M_W������^_������^--M_*_l__-_W_^������-������ llllMMMNMM  Hiram LoG.^e No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R  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. ,   'J  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union. ^     .  -    Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ot.  each month ai 7:30 o'clock p.m.   Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. Wiiyte; Scribe.  *1  '���������9  ���������ri  I    O    O.    F.-   0 l  Union Lodge,'No.   "11.   meets   every/  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.     -������?  '.,  ,    F. A. Anley, R.'S."  ������������������  ,l\  ���������a  ���������I  ; i  Fruit and1 Ornamental Trees  -'���������--��������� ;    ���������;  Bulbs,  Roses,   Hollies,   Rhododendrons, ���������  ��������� ���������   ,  ' Fancy   Evergreens,   Etc.       ' ,  *.';'  Thousands growing on my own grounds."  , Most   complete  stock   in the - Province.  "Bees and Bee-Supplies. Agricultural f ���������.  Implements,     fertilizers.  New catalogue now ready. ,       -   -  M. J.   HENRY,  604 Westminster Road. ,'   ,. '  , VANCOTTVE_-,,<_-. c,';  w  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . :  ffi^ggg-BZB-B*^��������� LIV ERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������    ' ' .  Reasonable Prices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,    B.   O.  M  -������������������IT  id  ?s!Sp-v_^g^5*cr*.y  WE   WANT .YOUR  I Job' PriijtiDj j  CORPORATION    OF    TEIE    CITY   OF  CUMBERLAND COURT OF  REVISION.  NOTICE  is hereby given that   tho Court  of Revision   for the   purpose of   hearing  all  complaints against the   assessment of  1S99,  as made by the Assessor of the City of Cumberland, .will be held at  the Council   Chambers. City flail,, on  Monday the 3rd  day of  April,,A.. D. 1899, ac 10 o'clock a. m.  By order,  L. W. NUNNS,;������������������','  C, M. C. ;  Cumberland, B. C.  28th, February 1S99.  CORPORATION   OF     THE   CITY   OF  CUMBERLAND.  Amendment to Clause Two of the Municipal Road Tax By-law 1S98.  The aforesaid tax shall be due and payable to tho Collector for the Corporation of  the City of Cumberland, at his'office within  the said Corporation, on and after the  second day of January 1899,  Read the first time the 30th   da    of- Jan.  "    " second."    "   13th      "���������   "  Feb.  "   '"  third  '"���������   "   27th      "   "    "  Reconsidered and finally passed 27th day  of Feb. 1S99.  LEWIS MOUNCE,  Mayor.  LAWRENCE  NUNNS,  City Clekk.  COME TO  The News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  ski  Iii  ���������r,  ill  vi

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