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 THE NEWS!
Is   the   best    advertising
medium      in      Comox
District ���    ,
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Semi-Weekly Edition.
rssued TUESDAYS and
SATURDAYS ��	
$2.00 a  Year in Advance.
One Month 20c.    Three Months 50c
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SEVENTH YEAR.
CUMBERLAND, B. C. SATURDAY MAR 18th.,  _S*_
iDon't go _o Klondike' without an
WE HAVE
.Miners' Folding Deflecting Stoves.   ' .-
Strong Steel Stoves" t^Tast.   .
Combination Cooking and Heating
SfnvpQ 0F SPECIAL
OtOVeS    DESIGN	
, Each Stove has Pipe and a Bake Pan I nside.
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VICTOBIA,   _3.  C-
Espimalt /_ Nanaimo. Ey.
Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail- as
follows, calling at way ports as freight aud
passengers may offer.
Leave Victoria for Nanaimo
'Tuesday 7 aim.
''    Nanaimo lor Comox,'
Wednesday 7 a.m.
.  * ���    Comox for 'Nanaimo
,    ' *��� ' Friday S a.m
' *���' . Nanaimo for (Victoria,    ���   ,
���\      t - -        Saturday 7 a.m
FOB.  Freight   tickets   and Staterooms apply on board,
.    .  .    " GEO. L   COURTNEY,
''   ' Tfafiice Manager.
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With that cold, cure  it.
LAMBERT'S
SYRUP OF
���DOUGLAS....
PINE	
is   the   remedy.       For
sale  by   all   druggists.
25c.
per bottle.
THE NEW BISHG;P OF . -
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London, March a/6.���The ' Rev. R.
Brkarile has been appointed coadjuter
Bishop of Westminster. The new bishop-has hid a distinguished career as
miluary chaplain, having been with Gordon'in the Soudan, where he served from
Tel el-Kebir to Atbard and Kartoum.
he >has been several,times mentioned in
the.orders of the day,, and has received
ma<ny decorations. This is the first instance where a military chaplain has
been promoted to a bishopric.
March 17.���The extension further
north of the E. .& N.. iRy., is being urged
at Victoria. -
For Your Job   Printing
GIVE US A   TRIAL.
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^KPOSSCE Waverley 'Hotel.
LEADING   BARBER
and
T.AZID.Ei?;MIST
-- K eeps a Large Stock
��f Fire, Arrris. Amuni-
ftion and Sporting
Goods of all descriptions.
Cumberland,      B.  C.
Find ley Studio.
 OPEN FROM	
March 29th,
until......	
April 7th	
BRING THE BABIES.
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A_L   ��OBK   FIRST-Cl-ASS   A1TD
GUARANTEED.
W. B. Fin ley
PHOTOGRAPHER.
-Slumberland and Naosiimo.
RALPH SMITH, LP.P.
REPRESENTATIVE OF SOUTH
NANAIMO IN CUMBERLAND.
WHAT    HE    HAS     TO    SAY
ABOUT      THE      LETTER
EPISODE, AND OTHER
THINGS.
HE   OBJECT   ot
his visit,to Cumber-
' land being asked,
Mr.' Smith replied
,caaie    here
gsS_%   that ho
"^ y?^''   '       r ''
���njryti. wl    -olely  to   investigate
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The Kickapoc Medicine Co,
The Kickapoo Medicine Company, who
made suck a favorable impression on Cum-
berland people a few months ago, have returned lo thi city. By special request they
will give two of then* pleasing entertain*
mentsat Piket's Hall, Saturday and Monday, March 18th- -u_d 20th. There will be
no medicine talk or selling of medicine, but
three hours of continuous fun. Better than
ever.! Judging from their former success,
the hall should he filled to its utmost capacity. , The admission will be 10 aud 20
cents, children under ten years, 10 ' cents.
Do not miss*, his wonderful treat. It will
be good fun anyhow.   . -   '-,.       * - .   .
the charge made
against Mr. Combes, of devulging the contents of letters sent to him in confidence.
-In reaard.to this matter," .Mr. Smith stated
that,he did not consider that the charge
could be directly proven even if Mr. Combes
were guilty, but that'in his opinion Combea'
course looked very fishy.
"Of course, if Mr. Combes is < innocent it
is quite natural to suppose that his indignation would lead'him to resign."
He, Mr. Smith, had been charged by Mr.
Dunsmuir with being an agitator trying.to
stir up trouble in Union. Whereupon, he
wrote up to the Union''miners stating that
if Mr. t. Dunsmuir had in, his possession
letters committing him', (fliir. Saiitb), in the
matte.-.*, those letters' inuaS have been givca to
Mr. Duiismuir.by Combes���ihe only person
up here with whom Mr.-Smith had> h^ld
communication. ��� '     '" ' -
As to the pushers who caiiie up from Victoria, Mr..Smith explained*/ that they told
^him the CoinpauVs aient..h_d''coiit"rac��bd to
give them ��2.00, saying that was the regular
pay for here. Mr. Smith started that
Asiatics had been getting $1.25 to ��1 50.
He did not know v. heiher any white men
had been employed or no?. He supposed
th�� reason the new m^i refused to work
was that they d'd not want to get into trouble with the other miners. They were pro-
ably afraid.
Aaked why he wanted a Miners' Union
here, Mr. Smith said : '"that the Union at
Nanaimo had an agreement with the New ��
Vancouver Coal Company, in regard to wages; that if the Union Colliery Company
could get labor cheaper they could afford to
undersell the New Vancouver Company,
consequently injuring that company, and indirectly, their employees.
"Mr.Dunsmuir ha* been approached in regard to starting a Uuion here, but he objected, because some years ago when he had
to deal with a Union, the Uniun took an
uofair advantage and gave him a great deal
of trouble."
'���I came here four years ago," said Mr.
Smith, ��to form a Union." One hundred und
twenty-five men gave their names in, and
.officers were appointed. A few days 1 irt-r
live officers were du-chwrged f-*om lh_ _iit.es
and the Uniou broke up. We have i_over
been able to starr one since."
"So far as I anr concerned, I claim that
the men, as united .workmen, have^ a right
to discus their condition with their employers. In England, 50 year, ago combined action in this way, on the part of workmen, was declared lawful. Fifty per cent of
ihe miners cannot individually defend their
interests 'by argument. Therefore, they
should have a Uniou so as to pick out their
ablest talkers."
Mr. Smith' jays that his aim is conciliation. He wo: "��� like to see good feeling between masters _ :d men. He claims that a
settlement of the screening trouble ou the
Nauaimo basis would be adv.i__)Sft$_oa_ Lo
tlie Colliery Company because in Nm-
aimo the meu give 15 per cent to tbe Coin-
pan j7, thui-jjetaing. paid for only So per cent
of their coal;   wuile   those   in   Uuion   get
paid for 90 per ceafc.
If ho cannot start a Union here, Mr.
Smith.says he will con'.,iuue to ayitafce and
endeavor to get legislation so   as   to   bring
employers to terms.
Mr. Smith is strongly in favor of women's
suffrage, and believes that it is   one   of   the
reforn s in store for the future.
He does not think a man should be allowed to vote unless he c:in read and write.
He is also of the opinion that the peop'e of
iComox made  a   mistake   in   electing   Mr.
Dansmuir, since he is on the opposition and
hence has no pull with the present government.      Besides   thi",    he   does   not   talk
enough. Mr. _Smith held a meeting Thursday u*ght and left Friday morning.    ,
LATEST   WIRINGS.
' O-o-oo-c-o-o-oo-o-o oo-o-o-o-o-o-o e_-0
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' O���o-o-o-o-o o-o o-o-o-o-o-o*-o-o-o-o-o-o-0
M;. H.' Uiquhart of Courtenay was badly
cut yestetday at the Courtenay Saw-mill.,
He was filing the saw when his brother, unaware of this-fact, turned the steam ou thus
starting the saw which caught him and pulled him forward. One leg is badly cut, but
the injury will not prove fatal.
Mrs. D. Stewart broke her arm this
morning by a fall.
Mr. A. Urquhart met with an accident
to-day, while driving a young-horse. Some
of the harness broke, causing the horse' to
run away. Mr. Urquhart was thrown out,
but not very seriously hurt. - The rig was
pretty well used up.
Mrs. Giddings is having her place great*
ly improved, by getting the house painted,
and clearing and cultivating the   field .
H. M. S. Egeria is expected in at any
time. She carries 120 men, aud her arrival
will liven up things.
It is reported that the properties   known
as   the   Hooper & Dingwall   ranches   have
lately been purchased by  new-comers,  each
j of whom will bring up his family.
Mrs. (Dr.) B.adnell, of Denman Island, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Horace Smith. ���
South   Africa   in  the Lead.
The Alexandria Strike.
Pope Leo XIII is Dying.
Parliament Opened. ���
Great Loss  of Life.
Other Dispatcher.
COUHTENAY NOTES.
\
��� The Vs held their regular .meeting on
Thursday morning. The;readings of.tlie*
notes occupied the "principal * dart of the
evening...*This proved a very good number there being more contributed than
for former issue. This society piopose
holding "A Poverty Social" shortly; the
honorary, member, i. e., the gentlemen,
are very inquisitive regarding the nature
of the proposed entena.nment, but the
name would indicate that it was within
the scope ofrncst of us.
Mrs. McPhee, Miss VVood, and their
assistants in the recent verv clever entertainment are still receiving congratulations on its success. Their kindness in
trying to furnish the Agricultural Hall
thereby, is highly appreciated by the
community.
The farms near here which were vacant are nearly all occupied by recent
arrivals from the U. S., and we hear of
more-coming,
The new tower on the Episcopal
Church reflects great credit on the architect and bmlder Mr. McKay. It "just
suits" the building.
We hear that the ladies cf the Angli-
c-m Church are preparing an excellent
entert-i'uiment in the Agricultural Hall
sometime in Easter week.
Opinions are divided as to the-success
of Prof. Mobius' hypnotic exhibition in
the Hall on Saturday evening Mar. .nth.
Some think that the element of fraud:
was not .wanting, but most are inclined to
the belief that the .perormance was altogether genuine. It was certainly very
amusing, but the "midnight yells" heard
after its close led us to suspect that some
of the "subjects" had come under a more
baneful influence than that of the Professor.
We are glad to hear that Mr. S. Pier-
cy is regaining, though slowly, the us��
of his foot, and that Mrs. Berkeley is recovering what has been a very severe
illness.
Dr. and Mrs. Millard and Mrs. Mc-
Callum returned from Victoria Wednesday.
CAPTURE OF A FORT.
Manilla, Mar. 16th���The strongly fortified villiage of Catia, north of Passig was
captured today after a desperate fight.
The Americans loss only 17 wounded,
while enemy's .loss was very heavy
<  BIG LOAD  OF GOLD.
Sydney, Australia, Mar.   16th���Arnern
can steamer Mariposa sailed  from  her��
last   night   for   San     Francisco     with, ,
$i.000.000 in gold.'      ' ���
GREAT LOSS  OF LIFE.
New York, Mar. 116th���It now seems   -
certain that ten freight steamships  have '*   -
been lost   in the   Atlantic storms.' This
involves a loss of more than 300 lives and��
$3.500.000 -.* ^
THE POPE IS  SJNKJNG.
Rome,  Mar. i6th���The Pope, today, -
shows increasing weakness.  "His physiv -\.
cians aie closely watching every change,;, ';
THE ALEXANDRA   STRIKE.      -
. Nanaimo, Mar. 16th���The Alexandra,   .,
strike is over.   Most of the  men have
"gone back to work at the rate 'of $2;oa "'.".
per day. , ;':,,,..
THE HOUSE   OPENED. y>7
Ottawa, Mar. T6th���The .House open^-4,
ed in the   presence of 1 large   assembly.'   '_
The   Gov.-Gen.   formerly . opened ���-the ���'.'������ "
session with ��� the usual customary. cereV ' '
monies. ��� "'       .'   '
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SOUTH AFRICA IN THE LEAD.        ,
-    Washington,   Ma?.   17th���South  Africa
will produce in the current year $76,657,375
of gold,    which   will   place   South Afri_\" \>;\
ahead of all gold-producing countries of the/:
-world.    , !."-.'.*''.'    i"'- J"':7 ' ', -;
,">'*-v-T. _���.'""-''"���*,*C'"   "���. . ~ y%'-U'I*'��-.,'-'''-*:'ys��' ���!���"}-'��� ���""''/*"?'���'
STATUE FOR FRANCES B., WILLARDV*;.
Springfield, 111., Mar.   16th���Lieut.-Gar,. ^ ,
Northcott,   in the absence of Gov. T__Mr% ���
has signed the bill authorizing an appropria.  - r
tion of $91000  for a statute of Frances E,
Willard, to be placed in the national statu-.V
ary hall at Washington.
ANOTHER BATTLE. , "
Manilla,, March 16.���Gen. Wheaton*.
attacked and defeated a force of twa,
thousand Filipinoes at Pasig this after-.
noon, inflicting" heavy loss on them. Thft
Americans captured 350 Filipinoes. It is,
estimated that several hundred insurgents were killed.
ELECTION TRIAL.
Victoria, March 17.���The trial of the
petition against the election of Allan
Webster Neill, member for Alberm in
legislative assembly, Jas been set for Sat**
urday, March 25.    The petition was filed!
by Richard W. Wilkinson and recites the
usual charges of bribery, corruption, etc��� >
T ere will also in all probability be a pe*
tition filed against the election of -Mr. L
Fred Hume, minister of mines and member for N$lsr_n. The trial of Martin vs
Deane is to be heard at Kamloops on.
March 20,. Mr. Justice Walkem going
to.take it   p.
KLONDIKE GOLD RETURNS.
Latest mail advice from Klondike
gives following returns: Canadian Government concession, So cents per paiaj
on Lancaster claim, Oliver Baker _ecur-
ed two pans totalling $299; south of Lancaster Dr. Cooper obtained from ground
10 x 12 feet $10,000; north of'Discovery,
2nd tier, W. Trevarrow secured pans averaging $7.20; Llewellyn claim, several
pans $500 each. Eureka Creek claims
pay 21, 10, atid 12, yield handsome pay,
A rich strike is reported on a hillsid��
claim adjoining 11 above Last Chance.
KIPLING SOME MORE.
New York, Mar.   16th���Rudyard   Kip-.
_ing is recovering fast.   It is   repotted he
will be raised to the   peerage on his   re*
turn to England.
BICYCLES EXPOkTED.
Toronto, March 17.���The Massey Har
ris Co , have shipped $12,000 worth ojf
bicycles to Germany this week -a_4
$2,000 worth to Austria.
Uf<l =rr  VSl  i:  THE  MAN WHO WAS FORGOTTON.  It  P  | "Set him there, where he may see __���������;  Let me hold his little hand;  Keep my memory before him,  1 So that he may understand;  '��������� Let him look upon my visage  \ As I draw'my latest breath;  ' Let him close my eyes when, sightleea,  ' They shall stare at him in death.  !       '      "Let him look; he may rememberl  In the years to come, perchance,  fie may still recall his father,  Back across the dim expanse.  God, thou hast been kind���������I thank t_.e_l  , Thou hast Riven me to see  '  ��������� Him whoso flesh is mine; I pray thee  Let my son remember mel"  Tho wondering child bent over,  1 And he hissed his father's brow.  They that listened heard the grating  Of the sable boatman's prow.  There wore tears and sobs and sighing,  But tho father only sn-i?_d  '. And in death still gazed up fondly  At tho prattling little child.  envoy. r  There'H a gravestone that is mossy, and a name  is carved thereon;  There's awifo that once was widowed, but the  years havo come and gone;  There's a son  to whom a lather's tender love  is all unknown,  And tho name ho boars is not the name that'i  carved upon tho stone!  ���������S. E. Kiser in Cleveland Leader.  he was, loved her the more as he grew to  understand and pity her. For ho was  right���������Olga was fantastic, ill brought up,  but neither a flirt Dor a snob. Peeling perhaps the vanity of her life of pleasure, she  judged, and that severely, her fox hunting  adorers and her cotillon partners. All de-  ,sired her; none esteemed her; not one had  made her an offer of marriage. So she  pulled them up short if they .ventured to  speak too close to her ear in the whirl of  the waltz or pressed too long the hand she  held out to them en camarado.'  'Julien, sensitive and discerning, discovered tho secret high hearteduess of the  "thoroughbred," as Olga was called. He  loved her, too, for her beauty, of course,  <_id his head would swim when at a cause  in tho dance the auburn haired goddess,  with tho black eyes and the tea rose skin,  would lean on his arm and would iutoxi-  cato him with her starry gaze and violet  breath. But he loved her above all for her  Bufferings, so proudly hidden. How his  heart ached whon ho caught the somber  look Olga turned on her mother at afternoon tea, when Mine. Babarino, seated  with the' light discreetly behind her,  evoked her royal conquests in -northern  courts.  He would marry her���������snatch her out of  this poisonous air, take her to his own  saintly mother, show her a true family���������  save hor! Ho sometimes fancied Olga understood his purpose. As she handed him'  his glass of Russian tea ho thought ho now  and then caught, deep in her eyes, a gentle  light that seemed an answer to his generous pity.  * ��������� ��������� * ��������� ��������� *  c  "Yes, mndemoiselle,'iny leave is tip next  week. I leave Pau tomorrow, and after  a few days with my sister in Touraine I  shall go to Brest. In a year I shall be at  sea again."  They were standing in the hotel v.riting  room, near the open window, with its palpitating night sky.  "Goorlby, then, and  bon voyage,"  said  Olga in her frank, firm voice,    '-'But you  must give me a little keepsake���������that lion's  ���������_*���������., ,*o .,,n -<= ���������-������<-���������������-. -~-���������       claw you wear as a watch charm���������a trophy  Pau is full or pretty worn- \ ���������f     '   . ~ ��������� ,.      ,      .    ,.,   ,. *. ���������  _-       ,<��������� _.    _!_ _ _._    ,_     of an African  lion hunt, didn't you tell  one can get to the door or to tbe speaking  tube jingle, jingle, jingle it goes again.  Oh, it is awful 1"���������Chicago Chronicle.  THE LION'S CLAW.  pheresli cigarette the day a friend present-'  ed him : "Ah ! Yon aro tho man who is so  much in lovo with ir.c! Jiow do you do?"  giving him a hearty handshake, like a  man.   The sailor, true hearted follow that  Lieutenant Julien do Rhe shad returned  in a sad stato from his station in Cochin  China. Convalescent, after three months'  illness at his mother's home in Touraine,  he shivered at tho first wintry breath in  tho autumn air aud was ordered by,the  doctor to Pau���������"Just what you want���������  mild but bracing climate."  So in mid-Novemher Julien sat-at his  sunny window in Hotel Gardcres gazing  at tho Pyrenees and smoking a cigarette  in honor of his recovery.  "My faith!  '' en," he said to himself the first time he  went to listen to the military band at the  Place Royalo. Neither libertine nor fop,  tho young fellow thrilled with a fresh joy  in living as ho put on his coat with its  shining threo straps, the rosetto of the  Legion of Honor in tho buttonhole���������the  rosette his mother had laid on his bed  when he was so ill, and that he thought  he would only wear in his coffin.  How  jolly Pau. was  anyhow, with  its  Tast horizon, its snowy peaks, its brilliant  -_un, the,cosmopolitan crowd, where pretty  foreigners chatted all tho languages of Europe like tropic birds in an aviary 1 .A few  sad sights to bo  sure���������tho consumptive  ��������� ' young Englishman in a bath chair, wrapped in plaids, with  tho eyes of a boiled  ,   fish.' a black taffeta muffler over his mouth.  'It gave one a shiver, yot���������man is so selfish  ���������it made Julien remomber what a skele-  -   ton ho had boon  three months  ago, with  . chocolate rings under his eyes, and here  he was cured, tossing silver coins to-the  i  beggars and watching the hearty little  American  girls in   flyaway' frocks.and,  ���������    black  gloves   and  stockings,   dancing a  "ring around a rosy" to tho band's quickstep.  * ���������       ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������"*��������� ���������  Just the frnmo of .mind for falling in  lovo, wasn't it?    This tho happy convalescent proceeded to do tho first time ho sot  eyes on  Mile. Olga  Babrinc, the belle of  the Russian colony, as she dismounted in  front of Hotel Gasson���������tho coup de foudre,  in fact.   Back from fox hunting ono evening at 5, sho had  slipped  from her horse  into tho arms of tho nimblest of the pink  colored adorers who rushed for her stirrup.  Striking tho veranda table with her crop,  'she had called for a cup oLm.ilk and drank  it off at a draft.    Looking like a Primat-  ticcio goddess, her  slim figuro and copper  colored hair illuminated   by tho  flaring  sunset, she  paused," laughing -merrily,   a  creamy mustache on hernpper lip.    Suddenly grave, with  a curt, imperious nod,  sho loft the redcoats nnd'entered the hotel,  tapping her riding habit with.her whip.  *- Threo days later, after.many a "Who is  Gho?   I must know her!" to his acquaintances, Julien got .hinisd'lf introduced���������not  n difficult process ��������� and  joined tho  fair  Russian's court.  Was she a Russian, after all, this intoxicating creature, who rode all day and  waltzed ail night? Yea, ,by her putative  father, her mother's first husband, Count  Babarino.  But every ono remembered that at the  timo of Olga's ,ffir.bh her mother���������the  daughter, by tho way, of a New York  banker named Jacobson���������was getting a  divorce, probably on account of her notorious Unison with a northern prince royal,  somo-Christian, or Oscar, or other. What;  , was tho nationality cf a child.brought up  successively in a Scottish nursery, a Neapolitan convent, a Genevan penrnonnat,  who had slept half her nights on tho cushions cf the express, whose memory was a  stereoscope, in which revolved a series of  watering places and winter resorts, whither her mother, handsomo still iii spite, of  erysipelas, had carried the ennui of a fading coquette along with her samovar and  her pet monkeys? The odd girl used to  say, laughing'at herself: "I am neither of  London nor of Paris nor of,Vienna nor of  Petersburg.     I'm of tho tabic d'hote."  Had she any family? Hardly more bo.  Her real father, tho Oscar or Christian so  often referred to by Mmc. Babarine, had  been dead somo years, and the Russian  count,' her legal father, never bothered his  head about hor. Utterly bankrupt, a civi-  . lized Lcafchor Shocking, who won all the  pigeon matches", his unerring gun gave  him a living. The countess, in spite'of  periodical attacks of maternal d. otion���������  painfully hollow���������was gifted with one of  tho perfect, absolute, spherical egotisms  that never show a flaw. When Olga at 8  had almost died of typhoid, Mmc. Babarino  of tho whito hands���������for tho sako-cf decency sitting up with her child���������did not  once forget to put on her gants gras.  All this Do Rho learned aftor enlisting  in tho living squadron that maneuvered  about fair Olga. Ho began to love tho  strange girl, who let him look straight into  her eyes, and who  said to him as sho lit a  . Calf Fattening: In Italy.  For fattening a calf fresh eggs in abundance and the richest cream would certainly seem to be an anomaly, for it is a  custom by no means usual, and it is not  going too far to say that it is, quite unknown to those who prepare veal for our  market.  In Italy,_bowever, the case is quite different, and calves intended to make veal  for special feasts or for very rich , people  aro frequently fed in this way, enhancing  their value so that enormous prices are  asked and are willingly paid for the flesh:  So careful have the fatters got to be that  the calves destined for this' aristocratic'  mode of existence are condemned to a lifelong muzzling with a wicker basket, In  order that they may not by any possibility  dissipate on their moro natural food  should hay or grass happen to come their  way. "  THE WEB OF A SPIDER  WONDERFUL SKILL EXERCISED IN ITS  CONSTRUCTION.  The Intelligence Displayed by tbe  Insect In Manipulating: Its Silken  Thread Almost Savors of Reason.  Photosrapniner a jict.  n  HILD&EN'S COLUMN.  CLEVER PARLOR TRICKS.  *T ���������  Great Scheme.  Mrs. Simpson, in her "Many Memories  of Many People," says of Archbishop  Whately: He' was utterly regardless of appearance. If ,ho camo to us without a  servant, and perceived a hole in his black  stocking, he would put a piece of sticking  plaster on the corresponding part of his  leg; to conceal tho defect. ' ..  '    TURF TOPICS.  me?   It appeals  to  the fierce and free in  me, you know."  Julien took off tho charm and put it  into tho girl's fingers. Suddenly grasping  her hand in both of his, he said ardently:  "I lovo you.    Will you be my wife?"   -.  Olga freed herself, keeping tho lkm'���������  claw. Folding her arms', sho looked  straight at him, apparently unmoved.  "No, no, and yet you are che first to love  me and to tell mo so in that good way.  That's why I refuse you."  "OlgaJ" cried Julien in a choked  voice.  "Listen to mo and I will explain.   I am  not worthy of you.     You would  bo unhappy with me.    You remember your sister's letter that you said  you had lost.  Well, I picked it up hero and read it.   She  replied  to tho confidences' you had made  he? of your lovo for me, a lovo I had long  guessed:    Her words  showed me the vast  difference ���������oetween a true, simple girl and'  mo, and I saw, too, what a real family is  ���������your family. Bo grateful for tho mother  you have, M. do Rho.    I' havo a mother,  too, but I havo been forced  to judgo her.  You havo seen only her ridiculous  sides,  but I know hor better.    Sho would refuse'  you my hand because you are only of the  gentry  and   in   moderate  circumstances.  Sho has decided that   either I am to make  a brilliant  match  or  she will find something else.    I  know a lot, don't I, for a  girl  of   19?    Horrible, isn't it?    But  it's  truo.    That's why last winter wo woro at  Nico,'last summer at Schovcningon, now  at Pau.    That's why wo aro  rolling* like  trunks from ono end of Europe to tho other.    Mamma was almost a1 princess royal,  you see, and from   15  I've   been given to  understand that I was mount for an archduchess at least, even if a left handed ono.  "Marry  a  mere  gentleman,   almost a  bourgeois 1   Ah,   you   aro  disgusted,   and  I'm ashamed of myself.    Do not protest.  Besides, i am expensive and . usolcss, and  you don-t need mo, and I wouldn't make  you happy, and I don't love you.    I don't  love any one.    Lovo is in tho things that  I've always been forbidden.    Goodby.  Get  up  and go away without  a  word.    But  loave me your lion's claw to romind me of  tho honest fellow whom  I havo treated  honestly.    Adieu I" '_'���������.,';���������  ��������� * <��������� *'        * _ a  Three years later ono stormy night the  transport Du Coucdic, back from Senegal,  stopped at tho Canaries to" tako on the  mail. A package of papers was tossed into  tho officers' mess. Do Rho, seated there,  opened a three weeks'old Paris sheet, and  under tho heading "arrivals" read tho  following: "H.. M. tho king of Suabia,  in the strictest incognito, as Duke of  Augsburg, is once mora among us. An  unfortunate incident occurred at the station. Tho Baronno de Hall, who, accompanied by hor mother, Com tesso Babarino,  was traveling with his majesty, suddenly  missed an ornament.of, small value, but  to which Mmo. do Hall is, it seems, greatly attached���������a lion's claw mounted in a  gold circlet. Mmc. do Hull has offered  2,000 francs for its recovery."  "My dear, fellow, you'll miss your watch  if you don't look sharp."  "Thanks," said Julien, throwing down  the paper and springing up as in n dream.  That night tho man at tho wheel, alone ^  on the bridge with tho young officer, saw  Julien puss his handkerchief several times  across his 1'aco. Strange, was it not, since,  though thero was a stiff brcexo, tho spray  did not reach them?���������Adapted For Argonaut From the French of Francois Coppoo.  Driven Frantic by 'Bella.  ' 'If ever thero was anything provoking,"  caid the young housekeeper, "it is tho fact  that I have three electric bells in my flat.  When ono of them r.'ngs, 1 start and run  first to cue and then to another, and half  the time it is the third one that wants answering. It is not only my own bells that  are a nuisance, but u score of others, as wo  live in a largo apartment building. Of  courso I can't hear all of tho bells, but I  hear enough to drive mo nearly mad, and  each day I am sura I must go to my doors  20 times all for naught. People who have  occasion to ring an electric bell often mistake it for a plaything, and could they  but realizo the agonizing effect it has on  tho occupants of tho flat thoy might possibly bo induced to 'ring off.' Jinglo,  jingle, jingle goes tho bell, and before any  Athanio, 2:10, has won about $5,000  his year in Austria.  In Australia tbe wild horses are said  to be all natural pacers.  Arlington. 2:09J_ pacing, is said to  be the fastest horse ever bred in Alabama.  A green trotter named Creton, by  Charleston, 2:12, dam by Don Cossack,  \jas shown a mile in 2:15%.  The pacer named Devers, by Direct,  iwned in . Canada, is said to be very  fast and closely resembles his sire.     "  Driver James Golden first, mounted  the sulky at Mystic park July 28, 1871,  when he drove Lady Allen, 2 :36%.  Mr... Timothy Anglin raised through  Betty Brown and her produce not less  than seven trotters with records below  2:15.  Pasontie, by Palo Alto; was beaten by  a neck by Tommy Britton at Cleveland  in 2:10>_, and will probably bo the  first representative of her dead sire in  the 2:10 list. -  Lady Pipes, chestnut mare, by Dan  Wilkets, has won more races this season  without beating her record of 2:14J������>  although equaling it several times, than  any other animal-on the turf.  Nick, chestnut gelding, 2:13J������, by  West Wilkes, dam by Yazoo, who has  been winning frequently in New England lately, was usedfas- a saddle horse  for some time before his speed was discovered. '   -  A yearling named Sonata, by Red  Chuto, sou of Guy Wilkes, dam by Bow  Bells, and with Lord Russell, Belmont  and Pilot, Jr., back, is said to bs the  best one of the age that has shown ia  Kentucky.���������Turf, Field and Farm.  STAGE GLINTS.  Gabski has a  Berlin engagement for.  fehe present month.  It is said that Hoyt is engaged .-in  ���������writing a play for Anna Held.  Tamango sings in Milan at La Scala  during the first part of nest season.  It seems Ellen Terry is not to leave  Sir Henry Irving.  This is good news.  Mansfield has  been   studying Cop_ue-  lin's ''Cyrano deBergerac'.'.in London.  s'   Clam Thronp is to take the road with  "Leopold Jordan's" Where's Matilda?"  The widow of Thbinas W. Keene has  undertaken to manage a theater in Cincinnati.  Robert Taber is to play Macduff in  Forbes Robertson's London production  of "Macbeth."  Emma Eames is ��������� reported as having  left Paris for Italy, where she will remain until October.''���������'     .  Tim Murphy will, star in" The Carpetbagger," a new play by Opie Read  and Frank S. Pixley. '  . Wilson, Barrett is to play John Storm  in the dramatization of Hall Caine's  novel, "The Christian." ;  Marcella Sembrich sings a short sea-  eou in Berlin this month prior to her  departure for.this country.  George W. Monroe has a new play,,  "Her Majesty the Cook," by the author  of "Aunt Bridget's Baby."  Lasson is writing an opera for the  "Munich Opera House. The libretto was  written nearly a century ago.  Mancinelli states that his '-"Hero  and Leauder" will be given this season  in New York by the Metropolitan company.  rASHION'S  FANCIES.  be  be  Warp prints   in light colors will  fashionable goods for fall.vrear.  The sbirfc waist still   continues to  worn with skirts of every material.  -Belts of white leather aud other shades  with fancy buckles are much favored.  The ln^\n shirt waists aro pretty and  drossy over silk or muslin waists of red,  pink or blue.  Small checks in silks aro popular,  and those with many colors are the  most acceptable.  Black taffeta is scarce not because of  extensive sales, but on account of the  present craze for colors.  Dr. Henry Laney of  Cumberland, who  docs   considerable   experimenting   along  scientific lines,-has been studying tho'the-  lyphonides, a species of spider that builds  it's web over water along streams and rivers, with interesting results.    Tho investigation was mado for tho purpose of getting  photographs  of tho web.     Tho web  was obtained by placing a small wooden  frame   in   tho  spider's 'Way, and   ic  was  quickly covered with  tho perfectly woven  silky   thread.     Aftor securing  tho  wob,  which in its natural stato is comparatively  invisible  for photographic  purposes, Dr.  Laney proceeded first to make it tenacious  by spraying  ifc with an  alcoholic solution  of    shellac    from   a   medical    atomizer,  Though still comparatively invisible after  this ti-oatment, tho web could bo handled  with ease without fear of  tearing-it.    To  develop tho  beautiful work of tho spider,  Dr. Laney, with another atomizer, sprayed  tho web with  a  solution   of  gallic  acid,  which mado it appear as if  frost'had settled upon it.    Tho wob now scorned to bo  covered  with  tho  morning's, dew.     To  complete tho offect Dr. Laney captured the  spider, put him in tho death box and then  coated  him with  shellac.   .Deftly placing  tho insect in the wob in a natural position,  ho was  sprayed with, gallic acid.    Using  ,black velvet  as a  background, Dr. Laney  succeeded ��������� in  photographing  ono of   tho  most beautiful anddolicato pictures found  in nature.  Dr.��������� Laney says: "Tho spider displays  wonderful intelligence and mechanical  skill in making theso nets. Its instinct  is far above that of the ordinary animal���������  indeed it quito borders on reason. When  a large spider desires to make a wob for  hiinsolf and ho has somo distance to stretch  it, he does not swing himself, as most people suppose, and let' tho wind or his own  momentum take him whero it will. Ho  begins his web by starting , the first guy  very closo up to the corner of tho angle.  He attaches to tho other side of tho angle,  making a short guy. Each guy increases  in longth, tho spider always using tho last  guy mado to carry tho next ono over until  ho attains tho position in which ho wishes  to place his not. Tho last guy may bo 10  feet long and the first one only a foot in  length.  "Tho last two guys become tho support  of tho not. Theso will each bo re-enforced by at least six strands, all laid in  the ono cable, for the thorough support of  tho not. After this tho spider travels to  tho point on tho cablo from which ho  wants to locato'his not, attaches tho web  to that point and lets drop tho next guy,  thereby laying tho first anglo guy of the  net. Then ho crawls back over tho same  guy to tho top again and repeats tho act  until ho has spun eight strands, which  mako 32 angular divisions in tho net. ��������� All  spiders, as I havo observed, mako tho sanio  kind of a net, with the same number of  strands and divisions.  "Now ho proceeds to put in tho network  by starting from tho center, whero ho attache's his web, then with circular motion  traveling from guy to guy, spinning wob  as ho goes, and by its natural moisture  sticks it to each guy, carefully carrying  tho wob in his hind feet to prevent it from  touching except at the point desired by  him. When ho has a small distance of the  inside completed, ho goes to tho outside of  the net and finishes out any irregular part  of the not that docs not come within the  radius of a circle. After tho circle has  been attained tho same rotary motion is  kept up until the not is finished to the  center.-     ;  "Hero comes the most comic feature of  net building���������tho test of the durability of  the work-by the spider himself. As soon  as the net is finished ho puts every guy  through tho severest test by sharp, brisk  jerks, seemingly sufficient to tear the  whole net to pieces. Tho spider's unties  just then are certainly amusing. If the  spicier finds the web is not taut, ho will go  to the end of tho guy roue, stretch it until  the net suits him and reattach the guy. If  tho net still seems loose from the center,  tho guy: will be carried from the center to  somo convenient point to givo tho net. its  proper shape. This is only done when  necessary, displaying the great intelligence  of the insect.  "The nets are perched so as to catch  mosquitoes and small insects. Tho struggles'of the prey generally, serioiisly dam-  ago the nets. Tho spider himself in the  morning demolishes the rest of the wob  for the day, with tho exception of tha main-  guy ropes,' retires to a secluded quarter  and again appears late in tho afternoon,  about 4:30. or 5 o'clock, and renews his  net. It. requires him about an hour and a  half to construct the ordinary web. This  work is done every day, rain or shine, and  both male, and female spiders aro equally  industrious. ��������� Tho baby spiders are taught  industry, beginning net building right  after their birth. Thoy will select a corner in tho big net of tho parent and build  a small web with the same accuracy and  precision as tho older insect.  "While building his net the spider takes  no notice of the- accumulation of insect  life in its meshes, and when his work of  building is finished ho pounces upon them  ravenously, consuming them in toto. You  cannot knock or blow these spiders out of  their nets, nor can they bo taken unawares. Whon they fall, their own net is  attached to ..them, and they can almost  touch the water and thon quickly run back  on tho silken string which they spun while  falling. Tho web is always attached to  them. When the main guy of the net becomes too full of insect debris for convenience and. comfort, the spider goes out,  consuming all before him and at tho same  time spinning a fine web behind, entirely  x'enewing tho guy.  "The silken thi'cad is- first liquid, but  instantly becomes solidified when it comes  in contact with tho air, and when the  spider drops out of his net, as if falling, it  is indeed funny to seo him run back again  in an instant over the thread which he  spun while falling. "���������Pittsburg Gazette  How Masrlc May Ba Performed  Youth Wit��������� Deft Fingers.  The San Francisco Call gives tho following description of some entertaining  tricks:  Tho professor takes a small liquor glass.  This he fills with water and drops'a silver  quarter into it. Over tho sniuller glass  ho placos a larger,ono, merely to show thai  thero is no connoction between him and  the coin.    Immediately tho larger glass is  MAKING A QUARTER/JUMP,  removed'and ho waves his hands over tho  smaller one. Tho response is marvelous.  Tho silver coin hesitates but a moment.  Then it quivers slightly, loaves its place  under tho wntar and slides up tho inside  of the glass until it reaches tho top and  topplos into his hand.  A cigarette or cigar is laid on'tho tablo  'and, slid clear across it.   .  A half dollar laid on a spectator's hand,  next to tho wrist, crawls over tho length  of tho i hand and drops into his hand at  his bidding.  Most of the tricks relato to tho mysterious power of moving small light objects,  weighing less than four ounces, and to  the selection of cards.  . The "psychic power" and all such explanations aro reduced to������ono: A human  hair and a small bit of shoemaker's wax.  Usually tho performer has several of  these long hairs stuck about his person,  but the cleverer tho performer tho fewer of  these ho will havo". To each ond of the  hair a tip of shoemaker's wax is fastened.  Oho piece of tho wax servos to hold tho  hair to, the performer's clothing and keep  it within reach. The other piece ia left  freo to attach to the desired object and -  givo it the necessary "psychic force"  To   move   a   cigar,  coin   or  card   by .  "psychic" or any other kind of mysterious force ask a spectator for tho loan of- a  cigar or coin. Lay it on a tablo or any other desired place, and whilo so passing it  after finding out  DRAWING A CIGAR.  attach ono end of the hair by-lho affixed  wax, tho other end boing, of courso, still  attached to your person. Mako a cfew  passes with tbo bauds over tho object to  convey tho impression that you aro filling  it with .magnotisiii,,then gradually draw  away. The object will follow, you if tho  hair and wax attend to their end of tho  'business.  ".���������'.'. _;,���������.; -.'.' ���������';������������������. '_������������������.��������� ���������.���������/"���������������������������'';' .' '���������������������������',"  How Ectny GotHer Nieltjiame..  Betsy's mother was unusually -busy ono  morning. She and > Hannah woro in tho  kitchen, making pies,, cakes, puddings  and tarts, for company was expected that  afternoon.     ')���������;, '_"__  Betsy ran into thejkitchen and was so  ; bothersome that her *_other gave her a  bowl of custard and told her to feed her  poor dolls in tho attic.  ;'".. Away ran Betsy, and  that her dolls refused to cat she sat down  on n little stool and tasted it herself.  Mean whilo the; company had arrived,  and among them was Betsy's favorite,  Undo Jack. Suddenly they heard something "bump, thump, bang, wang," and  ..what- should .thoy see but Betsy rolling  /down tho. stairs, tho bowl and spoon following.  After Betsy had recovered from her  fright she told Uncle Jack that a dreadful  animal had chased her.  Uncle Jack told her that ho would chase  it away, and Botsy cautiously showed tho  way, clinging to Unclo Jack's hand all the  time. '���������'������������������.,  At last they camo to the :attic, hiid  what should Uncle Jack seo but an'industrious spider spinning away- at his wob, a  tumbled stool and a good deal of custard.  Unclo Jack laughed heartily and said  that Betsy would bo his"_htlo Miss Muf-  fctt" as long as sho lived.���������Grace Bernstein in ISIow York Herald.  A CUiinfi*e of Heart.  "I care for nobody.  And nobody cares for me,"  Sang- Tommy at  play,   in  the ewect new  hay,  Where nobody could see.  So his mother made the fire,  And searched Cor the. old hen's nest.  While the sun from its'place high overhead  Went sliding' into the west.  She filled the water pail.  And picked the berries for tea.  And wondered down in her tender heart  Where her little boy could be.  Alone in the dim old barn.  Tommy grew tired cf play,  When the cows came homa and the 'Shadows fell  Over the new mown hay.  So into the kitchen he ran,  With a noisy hi! yi! yi!  His mother had made him a frosted cake-  She had made him a saucer pie.  So he gave her a loving- hug���������  "I will help next time," said he.  "I care for somebody, .  And somebody cares for me."  ���������Mary F. Butts in Outlook.  0   %  \n  '>'���������  m  i i  I  1  *'/"J  f  &.)';  it  C;*-f 1#  %  _______*!_______>>_>_*_^1__'T__!>_!t'' *-?-* **>__>  JOHN  ARTHUR'S  WARD,  ������  DETECTITE'S DAUGHTER  3?  *  OB TOT  $_*  By the author of " A "Woman's  Crime,"," The Missing  Diamond," etc.  *'  CHAPTER XXII.��������� TO BE, TO DO, TO  SUFFER.  On  the  day  that  followed the' events  ,   last related   Madeline Payne returned  to  Oakley  to resume her solf-imposed task.  Loaving  the   train,   tho girl  took tbe  path through the woods.     When' she  had  traversed it half way.* she came upon  old  Hagar, who was seared upon a ��������� fallen log  awaiting her.     Looking cautiously about  to assure herself that the interview would  - ' have no spectators,   Madeline,   or   Celine  ���������'   as we must now call her, seatod herself to  '->   listen to tho report of  Davlin's visit, and  tho   success  of   Hagar's intorview with  Cora. /   ���������   ...  Expressing herself fully satisfied with  what she heard, Celino made the old  woman acquainted with tho result of her  visit to the city, or as much of it as was  necessary ' and expedient.,. Thon, after  some words of mutual council, and a  promise to visit her that evening if possible, the girl lost no time in making her  way to the manor, and straight into tho  presence of her mistress. '  Considering thafc0 her maid was���������her  maid, Miss Arthur welcomed her with an  almost rapturous outburst. .Celine had  held high place in the affections of Miss  Arthur, truth to tell, since her asconish-  ' ing discovery of , Mr. Edward Percy, in  ,tho character of young Romeo,promenading within sight of his lady's window.  "Celine," simpered Miss Arthur, whilo  tho damsel addressed was brushing out  her mistress's hair, preparatory to building it into a French wonder; "Celine. I  may be wrong in .talking so freely to you  "about myself and my���������my friends, but I  observe that you never presume in tho  least���������"  "Oh, mademoiselle, I could never do  that!" cooed the girl, with wicked double  meaning.  "And." pursued Miss Arthur,  graciously, "yqu'are really quite a sagacious and discreet young person."  ' 'Thanks, miladi. '-I-Tfccn.as-if-rcoolleot-  ing herself,, Pardon mademoiselle, but  you are so like her ladyship, Madame Le  Baronne Do Orun, my very first mis-  , tress���������''   .  "Oh,   I don't mind it at   all, Celine.  As I was saying, you seem   quite   a ,su-  . pjrior young person,   and   no doubt I am  not thefirst who has made you a sort of  confidante." ' ,   *o  Merci! no; mw lady. Madame Lo Bar-  ronno used to tvnsfe me with every thine,  and often deigned to ask my advice. But  French ladios, ,oui, mademoiselle, always  put confidence in their maids.' And a  maid will die rather than betray a good  mistress���������"  "Exactly, Celino���������aro you going to put  my hair so high?"  "Very high, miladi."  "Oh, well; will it be becoming?"  "Oui;  La mode   la Francaise," relapsing into ecsfcacy and French.  "Locoiffeur  oonime   il    faut!    Chero  amio,   le-chef-  docuvro!"  Miss Arthur collapsed, and Celino continued to build up an atrociously unbecoming pile of puffs and curls in triumphant; silence.  Celine never indulged in her native  tongue, so sho assurod her mistress, except whon carried away by nromentary  enthusiasm, or unwonted emotion. It-  was   bad  taste,   sho  averred, and Bho do-  let me do your eyebrows,"   turning her  about.  "But," pursued Miss Arthur, "when  she died,' my brother acquired unconditional control of a large fortune, and  you must see that my ' brother is getting  rather old. Well, in case of his death, a  part, at least, of this fortune will become  mine."  "Yes. raadame." .,' <  "My brother is too much afraid to face  the thought of death and make a new  will, and papers are in existence that  will give mo tho larger portion of his  fortune. Of course, Mrs. Arthur will  get her third."  -    Celine was now surprised in earnest.'  Miss Arthur had ; spoken th.3 truth.  ,With shrewd foresight, she hud made  John Archur sign certain papers two  years before, in consideration of sundry  leans from her. And of this state of  affairs every one, except their two selves  and tha necessary lawyer, had remained  in ignorance.  ' The girl's eyes gleamed. This was still  better. It would make her vongeance  more complete.''  And now Miss Arthur was thrown into  a stato of girlish agitation by tho appearance of Susan, who announced that Mr.  Percy was in the drawing-room, awaiting  tho plea-sura of his inamorata. Sho  bado Celine' make haste with her complexion and, after the lapse of something like half'an hour, sivept down to  welcome her lover, with a great many silk  amber nounccs following in her wake.  Celine Leroque gazed after her for a'  moment and then closed the'door. Flinging herself down "at ease" in the  spinster's luxurious dressing chair, she  pulled off tho blue glasses and let the  malicious trimuph danco in her eyes as  much as it would. ��������� ���������  "Oh, you aro a precious pair, you two,  brother and sister. The one a knave, the  other a fool! It is really pathetic Io see  how you mourn inyjoss, I havo a great  mind to'���������"   ���������  <" Here something seemed to occur to her  that checked her mutterings,and sent her  off into deep meditation. After a long  stillness she uttered a low, mocking  laugh that had, too, a tingo of mischief  in it. Rising slowly from the dressing  chair, she said, as sho nodded significantly to hor image reflected back from Miss  Arthur's drossing glass:  "I'll put that idea into execution some  nice night,- and then* won't there be a  row in tho castle? ��������� Ah!< my charming  mistress, if you had spoken ono kind or  regretful word for poor Madelino, . it  would have been better for you!"  What was the girl meditating now?  What'did she mean?  "Yes, good peopio at Oakley, I believe  I'll take a little privato amusement out  of you all, while I feel quite in the mood.  I won't be too partial."  Then she betook' herself to her own  room and let her thoughts fly back to  Olive and Claire and���������Clarence.  Presently, .for she was very weary, spite  of the previous night's repose, she fell-  asleep.  Lata that evening she flitted through  the woods and across the meadow to tne  cottage of old Hagar.- Sleep had refreshed  her -and she had dreamed pleasant  dreams. '    ��������� '   "      - ,- - -*  -   She  foit   stout   of   heart/ and firm of  nerve.     ��������� ,  Old Hagar was overjoyed to see a smile  in her nursling's face, and to hear, at  times, a laugh low and sweot, reminding  hor of oldon days. The girl remained  with hor old nurse for nearly an hour.  "When they parted there was a perfect  understanding bebweon them, in regard  to future movements and plans.  Not one at Oakley was awaro of Lucian  Davlin's flying visit; thus much Celino  know. Biit of the purport and result of  than visit she knew nothing. Nor could  she guess. She must bide hor time, for  thero seemed just now little to disturb  the monotony of waiting.  One   thing   was,    howover,  necessary.  When the time camo for  Miss Arthur   to  Judl'    ������.t������_0   i_'UJ-iiO.  Claire and Doctor Vaughan will speak  for themselves. And as 1 dare make no  more suggestions to so wise a woman, I  only put in a faint'little plea. Do, pray,  . grant ��������� Doctor Vaughan's request, and  may God aid you in all that you do.  OLIVE.  "Doctor Vaughan's request!"   repeated  the girl.    "Would that I could grant him  not  only   all   his   requests,    but" all hig  wishes!"  Then she opened Claire's letter.  My Grand Madeline���������How proud I am  to claim you for my friend! I shall  never again conduct myself with" _ny  degree of meekness toward people who  have not tho happiness-of knowing vou.  And you should hear Doctor Vaughan  extol you! He says you are wiser a.id !  braver than any detective' That no wo i d  trust you in any emergency. ThafiC a :y  on. can lift the cloud that hangs over  poor Philip, it is'you.  My heart tolls me that you will yet  prove the good,angel of Philip and Olive,  as alroady'youhavo been mine; and soon,  I pray, you will become that and more  to Doctor Vaughan; you must and shall,  I shall have no wish ungratified whan I  can see your trials at an end;and youisolf,  surrounded by us who love you, happy  at last. Don't hit all these other claimants push me'out of your heart; always  keep one, little place fo-* your loving,  ^ratoful CLAIRE.  Madeline's eyes ,we_e moist when she  lifted them from the perusal of this letter. ���������        , .  "Bright,   beauitful, brave Claire," she  murmured: "who could help loving her?"  , Then her eyes  fell   again upou the letter, and she started:  "'You will become that and moro to  Doctor Vaughan,' " she read. f'What can  sho mean?-Can it be possible that, after  all. I havo betrayed myself to her?"  Sho re-read the letter from beginning  to end, her face flushing andpaling.  "Oh I" sho whispered softly, "shohas  read my heart, and we are playing at  cross puprose? ! What a queer.rivalry.",  the girl actually laughed; "a rivalry of  renunciation. Does she yet know how he  loves her, I wonder?" Then,' her face  growing graver, "she won't be long in  making that discovery now.".  She tookup Clarence Vaughan's letter,  almost dreading to break   tho seal. ���������'  My Brave Little Sister���������You perceive.  I have commenced my tyranny. And instead of being able to grant favors to my  new sister, I am reduced to the necessity  of begging them at her hands. In ii  word, I want to come to Bellair. Not to  be a meddlesome adviser: I am too firmly  a convert to your mothod of procedure for  that. Besides; I should have to declare  war upon Miss Keith if I presumed thus  far. But I do '. desire to further your  plans, and to this end would make a suggestion that has occurred to me since  hearing of your/ marvelous ' detective  work.  Believe me, I cannot .express the admiration I feel for your daring,,and tact.  I have ho longer-.the, faintest scruple as  to trusting this issuo, so important to all  of us,- in your hands. Ana I am more  thai, proud of such a sister.  May. I come to Bellair, say on Monday  next?- I will stop at the little station a  few miles this side'of tho viliago, and  walk or drive over, and find my way to  tho cottage of your old nurse where you  can meet "me, unless you havo a better  place to suggest. I shall anxiously  await your answer, and am your brother  to command. C. E.  VAUGHAN.  The  Robert  GLAD THINGS  FOR XMAS.  Go.  Limited  Our  ward-  pians  -Our  are  thoughts  making  the season  sired fa, cultivate rho beautiful American  language.  Presently Miss Arthur mado another  vonturc, fooling quite justified in following in the footsteps of so august a personage as Madamo Lo Baronne.  "Didyousoo Mr. Porcy after you loft  Bellair?"  "No, madomoisolle."  Did   you   observe if he returned in tho  same train with yourself."  No, miidemoisollo." Then, with a  meaning little laugh: "Monsieur will  not remain long from Oakley.''  Miss Arthur tried to look unconscious,  and sucroided in looking idiotic  "Pardon, mademoiselle, but I can't  forget  that    night. Mndcmoisollo    is  suroly relieved of ono fear."   l  "What is that?" /      ���������  "The  fear  of  being  woood because of  ' her wealth."       .   :       '" .   ��������� -,.\  .   .  Miss.Arthur startod, then said: "Thero  m<* y be something in that, Celine; and  it, is uot impossible that 1 may inherit  more."  "Ahf" inquiringly.  "Yos.    Possibly you have learned from  the s'Tvancs that Mr. Arthur lost a youn-jc  stop-daughter  not   long ago; just before  you came, in fact."  "I   don't 'remember.      Did   she   die,  mademoiselle?''  "Yes. She was a vory wild, anruly  child, a regular little heathen���������oh !"  "Pardon,   oh, ' pardon,    did  it hurt?'  removing   a   long,    spiky, hair pin, with  much apparent solicitude.  "A���������a  little;   ye.-?.     As I was saying,  this ridiculous girl was sent to school-and  no expense spared to make a lady of her."  "Indeed!"  "Yos; and thon sho rewards my'brother  for all his kindness by .running aw.iy."  "Mei'ci, -mademoiselle!" suddenly re-  callins; her French.  "And then she died amonp; strangers/  just as pro v.-kingly as sho had lived.  She must eva.i run away to die, to mako  it seem as if her h'omo was hot"a happy  one,"  "What   a   very   wicked young person;  how you inusti havo bean annyyed."  "Wo were-all denpl.y grieved."  "And I din.'6 suppose that dead young  woma-n was avon grateful for that."  "Oh, thero was no gratitude in her."  Celine  must remain.    To  leave   Oakley,  that end sho must contrive to fall ont  with the spinster, and "fall in" with  Madame Cora. If that lady could not.be  beguiled into retaining her at Oakley.she  must resort to a more hazardous scheme.  Sho had already taken a step toward ingratiating herself with Mrs. Arthur, and  with tolerable success. She was maturing her plans and waiting for an opportunity to put them into action.  No doubt bub that by tho timo shrn had  accomplished hor object, if it could bo  accomplished, tho opposite forces would  come into conflict.  CHAPTER XZ_III.���������SETTING    SOME  SNARES.  Thr'po* days   had   now    passed  Madeline's   return from the city.  since  On the  ;Of course nut!  N:ow,  mademoiselle,  morning of the fourth day, she seized the  first leisure moment for a visit to tho post-  office. Instead of tho single letter from  Olive that: she had expected, she foiind  three.   '���������"���������'.������������������'���������  They woro enclosed in- ono wrapper.  This she removed'on her way back to  Oakloy, and found the first, as v.'.as the  wrapper, addresod in Olive's hand The  penmanship of tho second was fniry-li..e  and beautiful, ��������� and she recognized-it as  Claire's. At sight of tlu third, her heart  gave "a groat bound, and then almost  stood still. It was suporsnribod in a firm,  manly hand, and was, it must be, from  Dr. Vaughan.  Once securely locked in her room,  Madeline opened tho iirst of bur letters  with eager fingers. Yes, Olive's first.  The desire, to seo what he had said was  strong in her heart, but she had decided  not to humor her haarb. Sho. hold his  letter, caressingly for a moment and then  putting it beside Claire's opened and read  Olivo Girard's letter.  It was like Olive's self; swetib, womanly, hopoful, . ot sad:  I.oar Madeline���������I am only now beginning to realize the new life and hope yon  havo put into my heart. As I think  again of what you havo dono and are  doing, I cannot but feel faith in your success. Oh, if I could but work with you;  for 5011 and for Philip!  Again and again I implore you to  pardon mo for ever doubting your wisdom  or strength. If at any time I. can aid you  ���������such poor aiii--iny purse  is yours,   as  Madeline's cheeks were flushed, hci  eyes shining. *  "How they all trust me!" she ejaculated ; "and thoy always shall. I will never  be falso to their friendship; no, nob if to  serve them my heart's blood must become wormwood and gall."  She re-road all hor letters, but would  not allow herself to linger too lone over  that of Clarence Vaughan, She had resolved to have no more weakness, no  moro outbreaks of passion She was very  stem with herself. Even as a friend and  brother, she would not allow her thoughts  to dwell too much upon him, until sho  grow stronger, and more perfect in her  renunciation.  Then sho sat down at hor humblo littlo  tablo, and answered hor loiters.  To Olive she wrote a sweob, cheery  noteJ( telling of her gratitude, her affection, her hope for the future: and then  she added a womanlike P. S.  as fohrws:  Please say bo Doctor Vaughan that I  will he at Hagar s cottago on Monday  evening, but can't tell tho precise time  I may bo ablo to appear. If he follows  the main road Un-ough the village until  he has passod tho grounds of O kloy, he  will have no difficulty in finding the .ot-  . tage. It stands alone, almost, in tho  middle of a fi.lu, facing the waste, and is  the first habitation after Oakley.  "I cannot write to him," she said: "at  least nob now."  Then she wroto Clairo a long, cheery  letter, saying little of herself, and much  of 'herfriends���������of all save Doctor Vaughan. She would nob mention him  tenderly, ..sho could not mention him  lightly; so .she would say of him nothing  at all.  But if Madeline was astute, Claire,  too, was beginning to develop that  quality. ,.So when tho latter voting ,lady  road this letter she smiled and said: "The-  dear little hypocrite! As if she could  deceive mo by this 'evidently studied  neglect, Oh! you proud, stiff-necked,  little detective!"  And their gam a of cross purposes  went on.  Madeline had sealed her letters, and  was about to reach for her hat preparatory to hastening with them to the post.-  omce, when her attention was arrested  by ;*, sound, slight but unusual, and not  far away. She stood erect, silent, motionless, listening intently. Presently tbo  .sound was repeated, and then a look of  intelligence passed over tho girl's face.  "somo ono is in the cicssr.ed rooms,"  ahc thougi'b. And she abandoned for  tho present her purpose of. going out.  There   was    but one way  to   approach  tho   closed-up   room?, and  that way led  past   the door' of Madeline's room  (To-.Be Continued.)     .  Christmas-  tuned to  cne of com  pletest enjoyment.. Our stocks  [are very large and varied; We cannot in the newspaper  space at our disposal do more than enumerate a very'few *������f  them, but if'you drop postal we'll send you our store paper  containing, besides other good matter, nine pages of ite~ms,  with illustrations, selected specially for Xnias presents: '  HANDKERCHIEFS.  1,000 dozen Ladies' Swiss Embroidered  ir-viulkercliiei's, 'button-hole and scalloped  edges, also- hemstitched, positively worth  15c and'20c each, very special..3 for "-3 c  Ladies' extra fine .sheer Swiss Handk-eT-  chieis, "dainty patterns," scaUopedr hem-'  stitch and Valenciennes lace odj.es (13  -ifforent patterns), .each 18c, or 3 for 50c  Ladles' sheer lawn linen Handkerchiefs,  scalloped aud hemstitch edges (0 different  patterns)   ..each  25c,   or per dozen $_.75  riNE TABLE LINENS.  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Silk 'Mufflers, extra quality, J arse  size,,.choice   patterns,  special*,? $1.00  y>FN''S SU3PENDPR5. ".', y:._-",-;.  "Men's-Pladri Satin Suspenders; -for ,e_i-  troidertag, in white,'sky blue. -pink,, cardinal, 'peacock" and blaclc, ,"'special.>..,.,per,  pair- ..,."...'- '.' ". .'..'.".. .50c,   75c, i. $1.00  Address mail ordersvor requests for catalogs exactly as-below'  The  SECTION 52.  "^--_!"n>i_rt-,fc  FASHiON  AND   FABRIC.  The skirt models cut with Ave or seven  gores gain rather than losa in favor. Thi  livo sored shapo has n rather wide sid������  breadth.  Tho new English sorgo and wido wait  diagonal costumes havo littlo tucked  sleevo puffs, some of the bodices being  Sucked also, tho tucks edged with vory line  gold braid.  Velvet in all shados and varictips will  bo fashionable, both as an accessory and  for tho making of redingotes, underdrossos  and complete costumes. Black undoubtedly "takes precedence.  It is officially announced that buttons  will bo o_tonsively used whorovor possiblt  and that they will, as a rule, be of consid  ernble size, not always round, but oval,  square and oblong also.  Tho new purplo or plum red tailoi  cloths, velvets, satin brocades and henri  cttas aro exceedingly artistic and beautiful and very becoming to either u, blond  or c. brunette with color.  Rose colored pcau de soio or satin waist*  will bo very fashionably worn in tho evening with skirts of black velvet, faille or  satin, and occasionally they will be. seen  with skirts of lustrous dark green repped  silk.  Straps of braid terminato on many costumes in tiny buckles of fancy buttons,  and tailor vests fasten with tho latfcei'  trimming. Tho really necessary button ii  small, but tho one for ornament only i������  rather large.  On evening toilets nets, soft liberty sat  ins, india silks, chiffon and orcpa do chine  aro variously used for yokes or .guimpes,  and many times tho sash or folded girdle  and littlo sleeve puffs aro formed of corro  spending material.  For elderly women aro somo new shawl  shaped capes,.almost as long as a shawl  proper, formed very much liko the newest  fur capes. Theso are mado variously ol  corded silk, plain satin-or brocado and are  trimmed with a deep graduated ruHlo gJ  tho same or with i���������thor wide lace.���������Not?  York Post.  Maudo Banks and Kestor Lennon faa _  been appearing in vaiidevillo, presenting  a ono act play of civil war times.  Miss Florence Marryat has written in  collaboration with Herbert Pearson a,  drama in four acts entitlod "The Gamekeeper. " , :  Forbes Robertson and Mrs. 'Patriot  Campbell will electrify London next, it is  said, with a grand revival of '"Antonyand  Cleopatra."  Miss Hamilton Griffin, a half sister oi  Mary Anderson, is cultivating her voius  in Germany and will mako her debut������'_ a  singer next year.  Mmo. Modjeska bas been playing in Sac  Francisco tho past two weeks, appearing  es Mary Stuart. Mngda, ������iady Macbeil^,  Camillo and Rosalind.  "Cyrano de Bargerac," translated inta  German by Ludwig Fulda, was played recently at Berlin. The title rolo was assigned to Joseph Kainz.  Tho company engaged to support Annj������  Russell in '-Catherine" includes Josopfc  Holland, Frank Worthing, Joseph Whec  lock, Jr., J. G. Saville, Mr. and Mrs. William .7. Lemoyne, Ethol Barrymore, Elsie  Da Wolfo and May Buckley.  TOWN  TOPIGS.  CURTAIN   RAISERS.  A statue to Mmc. Melba is to be put uf  rse::t year in Melbourne.  Walker Whiteside will shortly produce a  now play from tho French of II. Poin  'i.rd.  Edna Wallace Hopper will star next pea  son in a comic opora that is now being  written for her.  Ernest Sharpo has been invited to Bai  reuth by Frau Cosima- Wagner and i;  studying undor her direction.  Chicago is eager to welcome.Hail-Caina.'"  They cl���������im to havo not only a Manxman _;.  society there, but several Glory QuayleE  as well.    How sad!���������Boston Herald.  Boston can hardly go wrong on art.  judging from tho make up of hor new art  commission. Fako artists will do well (J*  comprehend tho situation.���������Boston E__.  changc. ' ,  Tho world does move. Chicago actually  contemplates tho appointment of a coin-  mission to devise a i:cw fornl of government for that badly managed .city.���������Mia-  neapolis Tribune.  Tho Pittsburg Dispatch declares that  the ancients played baseball. Cleveland  fans are willing to wager something hand-  somo that Cleveland wasn't in the circuit,  ���������Cleveland Dispatch.  A London magistrate fined an offender  against tho smoko nuisance law $D0 and  refused an appeal. In Chicago-r-but why  compare the ono and progressive city c_  Chicago with oli'eto old London?���������Chicago  Isicws.  Society Sew������ fn India.  We learn from an Indian paper that Mr.  and Mrs. Thambynaya^.'nipillai are now  on a visit to Kovilkudyirruppu. Mr.  Tbambynayagampillai is tlie son of Judgo  G. S. Arianayngampillaiand son-in-law of  Mr. A. Jambulingammudelliar. ��������� Westminster Gazette. '.TH^   :S15T_T.'W_;__CLT   -STffW-.   CTr_g.BES,X.J-K_),    _-.    C.   BA_TCyR_������A-;   MAH.  18th      1_->S  ���������_������___J_    Killil^firn*  _H*_"  SuMI-WEEKLY    NEWS.  ���������__=-  Mapy _. Bissett Editor.   When writing communications to.  IVl'lS paper, -WRITE ON ONE SIDE   ON-LV' of  iPajser used.    .-Printers -Bo NOT turn copy.  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The Canadian Home Journal has  '^pat-sed over to a new a new management, Mr     E   Russell   Holton  having taken charge   in- place   of  |*<  ]Mr. KSfcewart. '    '  i   -Mr.-'Helton's first issue-is a most  I'!' l  I'driteresting one.    Besides a number  I is" '-.  ���������lof other good articles,  it   contains  1? -  Kail excellent sketch of one   oi   the-  IfpatriotsteG-W-Ose -efforts we -Cana-  ridians owe Responsible Government  U-r-William Lyon McKenzie.  The ',' Dominion   Government   is  ���������being itirged to purchase the Plains  !������of   Abraham   at   Quebec.    If   the  property is not secured before 1901,  ttrhen , the present lea-se-expires,   it  \will be cut tip into building lots.  ���������- It may be.claimed that the   possession by the Canadien people   of  tthia property is merely a matter  of  .(���������sentiment, but- a little more senti-  fluent of the patriotic   stamp would  j; fdo no barm, and it is to  be -hoped  Ii -the 'Government -will   not   permit  *_wc_ ;a -disgraceful consummation,  afe *t_������ pohlic auction of the _istor--  I** fie battlefield of Canada.  SOME MORE FACTS.  Our local contemporary  rises   to  ^remark that the public accounts of  "this  Province  show   a very  large  ���������-expenditure   during     the   Turner  -regime and contends  there is nothing to __ow for   it   except   "enor-  jnous fortunes concentrated,   in   a  ���������'lew'ha-ids: railway -schemes galore  -in   the  air,  .the   best   of  *the land tied up; cheap Asiatic la-  . _or bearing the market;   a country  ���������capable of supporting  -millions   in  'Comfort, yet with a   populat-ion   of  ��������� 'barely -I?. 5,000, mostly poor."  ���������This,   our     contemporary   calls  " '"*'material for thought."    Doubtless  "''it      is������������������as    far     as    it    goes.,  '''"' But while we're at it, we  rmay   as'  ' refill _awesa _ittle more "material."  Where, and in whose hand?,   are  fthe enormous fortunes =concentrat-.  >ed ?    With  the exception   df   the  \K31ondike King���������rand he was in the^  iSTukon���������we have not heard of any-'  'one-striking it particularly rich   in  ���������this country last year.     The  total  *e_cpenditure    was   a    little    over  ���������$2;0G0,GQ0.   Supposing Mr. Turner  distributed the whole   thing among  Ms tfuiends, the .share of each would  if all (considerably short of enormous  iBut, *we -w_.il not press  tfcris   point.  ������It is probably, as   Samantha Allen  twoald _ay-,''"a figger of speech "  Now we-oome to   the  railways:  _[n  this -Province  we  have   about  870 miles of railway -in   operation,  and    the   -tatal   value   is    about  #48,000*000'.     These railways   are  mot built-in  the air���������they  are on-  ������.so!id   ground,   and    may  l:e  very  ent Government, they will be likely to remain "in the air."  "The best of the land tied up."  There are in this Province to-d; j  at least 100,000,000 acres of land,  hi the most fertile tracts which anyone may have almost for the asking. When that is taken, it will  be time to let loose what is alleged  to be "tied'up."  "Cheap   Asiatic    Jabbr   bearing  the market."   We are not quite sure  what this means, but we presume it  it is that Asiatics'are cutting prices  in the labor  market.    Can ex-Premier Turner be held responsible for  the number of "Asiatics" in   this.  Province ?   They are free to immigrate into this country, and if they  work well, they  are likely to  get  employment; and if they, get em*-'  ployment,  they  will continue,   to,  pour in.      Nothing short of an Ex- .  elusion Act can keep, them out.   To ;  enforce such a law would involve  very serious   consequences,. as  the  framers  of    anti-alien    legislation  may find to  their <cost before the  present trouble ends.  "A country capable o_ supporting  millions, yet with a population of,  barely 175,000." "Yes, this coun- (  try is capable ,of supporting millions, and ere many years ��������� have  passed it will support millions.  But we must creep before we can  walk. This Province is new. Ten  years ago, Vancouver was in its  infancy; Nanaimo, little more  a collection of huts; Union and  scores of other towns, did.not exist.  Now, Vancouver is one of the most  important cities on thel Pacific  Coast; Nanaimo is a busy town,  and Union and Cumberland City  afford a lively hood to over 3,000.  We have railways and steamboats,,.  an excellent school system, and as  fine public buildings as any of the  provinces can ;boast. Is all this  nothing ?  The position of B. C. stood a  year ago, and stands to-day: A  large province,���������the largest in the  Dominion���������and a very rich one,  but not opened up as it needs to be.  The population is scattered, the re -  venue inadequate to meet the grow  ing "wants of the country. Anyone  can-see that the wisest and best pol  icy was to borrow the necessary  money.    It may have   to be done  all sides. If the late Government  did not come up to the mark, it  met -a merited. Let each one receive ins deserts. Bu. in common  justice, give credit wher-e credit is  due.- ."  (3_@e!@������gg_Sggg_@������!E2__8_@������_3_&  % LOCAL   BRIEFS,  1  l\  Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Little were passengers on the down train JTriday.  Mrs. Jefferies of Victoria is visiting her  brother JDr. W. Silvester Dai by.  ���������FOR SALE.���������-The Rabson farm on easy  terms.    Apply to L. P. Eckstein.  Mr. Ralph Smith, M. P. P., for South  Nanaimo, was in town this week.  I. '       r 1 ' ,       j  Mr. Hill, representing Christie Confectionery Co., was in town thie week.  Mr. Geo. Buscombe, representing Skinner .  & Co., of Vancouver,   was *a the  city  this  week,  ���������Kippered , Herring,   Bloaters,   Salmon  Bellies at Moores.  -   ���������  Mrs. Nixon of Denman Island .returned  from Victoria, where  she had  been , in the  , h������3pital, this week.'    ���������  Mr. Burridge, ^representing the G-urney  Stove Co., Hamilton, Ont.-, made a business  trip to Cumberland this week.  ���������Some nice Dinner and Tea,Seta, glass-'  ware and lamps going cheap at Moore's.  The Kickapoo Co- which  held forth here <  summer before last, are in the-  city   again.'  They say they are better than' ever.  Chas. Abrade, representing L., Italia,   an!  Italian paper published   in  San   Francisco,  c-nd   which   has   an    ��������� tensive   circulation  among our Italian   fellow -citizens, was   iu  town this week.    -,  ���������Garden rakes, hoes, spades, and shovels  at Moore's.  Summonses have been issued in the case  of Putz vs Mateer of'Union Wharf for slander,'requiring the defendant and witnesses,  to appear within eight' days at; Vancouver,  an it is reported.' Tne defendant left for  ���������Vancouver on Friday's' boat. Theru are  two witnesses. in the suit,- which ::eems  lifcaly to prove a lively onr.  Ths cargo in .t_e lower portion of the  hold was damaged. Capt. Roberts was  sick at the time of the accident, and  the fatig_e,and exposure to which he  was subjected while the' vessel was on  the reef compelled him to take the Cot-  -tage City for Seattle on arriving at  Juneau. '  The Tees towed the y-essels with her  cargo and passengers to Juneau, where  she was put on' the beach and will bp  patched .up sufficiently to ' be towed to  Seattle.  At the tiine of the ' accident the pilot  was in--charge, but the snow was falling  so fast that they could'scarcely see the  bow of the boat The passe'ngers spoke i  very highly 'of the treatment received  from, Capt. Roberts and his crew.  Tug Pioneer left Friday morning for  Juneau to tow Ding, to Seattle.  The C P.N Co , have libelled^Dingo f ������r  $10,000 salvage.      <.  < Steamer Maude loaded cargo for Victoria Friday morning.  A,  <_  Umoniay;.M.8s.-j-  **J  again, and there is no fear of this  Province not being able to pay its  debts. A cheese-paring public policy will beas injurious to the country as a whole as it is to individual towns-.  11 -mostly   poor."  The  News pleads guilty to the. charge.  We cannot even afford to keep a 'devil.' But we are not all hard up. We  claim, without fear of successful  contradiction, that there is not another district in this Dominion  where the peopleas a -whole are better off than those right around here.  And tbe same holds true of other  parts of the Province There is  not a country on the globe to-day  where pluck and perseverance stand  a better chance  than in B. C.  Many   other    points   might   be  brought forward to prove that if the  Province is in debt we have something to show for it. However, these  few will suffice for the purpose.  When any question is taken, u p  it is just as well to-look at it from  ��������� Steamer Tees, Capt. Gosse, called in  here Wednesday morning en route from  -Skogway with 40 passengers, about half  of them being from Dawson the others  .'from Skagway; the latter mostly railroad  men, who claim the weather at Skagway  is too severe to work in the passes at  this season.  The Dawson passfengers all speak well  of the country, and are nearly all going  bajk as soon as they ��������� can fit oat. They  report that with the exception of a few  cases of scurvy very little sickness exists  at Dawson. Provisions are plentiful but  held at high figure?-.  From Capt. Gosse the following  particulars were obtained of the  grounding of  the steamer  D-ngo,   Capt.   Roberts,  on \  Midway   Islands :    On   Friday  morning  10th   inst,   while   .oroceeding     towards  Juneau in a heavy snow  storm the   Diri-  go struck  on a reef, on the  west  side, of;  Midway Islands about 35 miles  south -of  Juneau. At the time of stranding she had -  a cargo of general merchandise of about  350 tons and   about   75   passengers   on  board.   Considerable damage was done  to the bottom of the vessel,  especially in  the naighborhoood of .he engine -rooms  When she settled on the reef the engines  wire shoved upwards of  10  inches,   thus  throwing them out of line and  damaging  them to such an  extent  that  they  could  not be used.   The passengers were landed, tents erected on the  Island, supplies  taken ashore, and the  people  made as  comfortable as possible under the circumstances.   When the  tide  fell  the  vessel [  was left almost dry,  and the  crew   were  able to get her patched  up with  canvass  and boards so that by keeping the pumps  going constantly t;hey  were    enabled to  float he offal next (high tide, but  the engines being disabled bhey were unable to  move   her   to a place   of -safety,    They  hauled    back about ashipj's  length and  vvere thus able  to keep her'afloat   at low  water.   She lay in this position   until the.  Tees came along at  3  p.  m.   Saturday,  and took them in tow.   Fortunately  the  wind  did   not >come up  from  sutherly  direction while they were  on the reef or  -she would have been a total  wreck,  as  the position was exposed lo the full force  of southerly wounds. '  NOTICE.  As quite a number are anscious 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,  C. C. SEGRAVE  D. W. RICHARDS.  . <-   NOTICE.  ;  ArX persons indebted for milk supplied by Mr. Andrew  Seater are  kindly  , requested   to   pay   their accounts.    All  accounts unpaid by the  20th  of March  iprox, will be placed for collections.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar,  rector.   ' -  METHODIST CHURCH..-SERVICES  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets  at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. VV. HlCKS, pastor.  ST.. 'GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Servicks at 11 a.m. and  7rp'm. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S..C. E." meets-at the close' of evening  service.    Rev. W.   C. DODDS, pastor. '���������  PURE MILK. ���������  Delivered daily by us in- Cumberlcnd  and Union.    Give us a trial.  ���������    HUGH GRANT & SOla.  Mi k, Eggs,  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 Murdock,  Third StT       Union, B.C.  Black smithinG  . in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired  PBOFESSIOITAIj,  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG  BARRETEK8 and SOLICITORS  Cerner of Bastion1 and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C. '  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each month and remain' teu days.  NOW READY  WILLIAMS  B.  C-DIRECTORY  ���������For 1899���������  *   - 1  1 <  PUBLISHED ANNUALLY  '  , The Largest and Most Complete  Directory yet publiahcd for British   Columbia.  Contains over 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 485, Victoria, B. C. *>  W..-���������*��������� -    i  I Job Priii.tiugJ*.  lH AIPT0IP A n mf_ D V V/OBK  lb I PRICES  nrsUEAIOl.  I am agent  for the following  reliable  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.  James Abrams.  J. A. Carthew  A>RCHIT__T and BUILDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  jr. ���������&, __:c:_J__03_  c  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  *    C.UItTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   ,A.  Call-in, Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,  smi&h. and C arriage Maker.  H.   Mo-  Black  CORPORATION    OF     THE    CITY    OF  CUMBERLAND.  Amendment to Clause Two of the Municipal Road Tax By-law 1898  The aforesaid tax shall be due aud payable to tbe Collector for the Corporation of  the City of Cumberland, at his office within  the said Corporation, on and after the  second day of January 1S99.  Read tbe first time the 30th  da    of  Jan.  "    " second "    "   13th     "   "  Feb.  ������'    "  third   "    "   27th      "   "    "  Reconsidered and finally passed 27th   day  of Feb. _899.  LEW-IS MOUNCE,  Mayor.  LAWRENCE NUNNS,  City Clerk.  CORPORATION    OF    TffE    CITY   OF  CUMBERLAND COURT OF  REVISION.  NOriCE is hereby given that the Court  of Revision for the purpose of hearing all  complaints against the as-ac-sment of t8i)9,  as made..hy-the Assessor of the City of Cumberland, will be held at the Council Chambers, City Kail, on Monday the 3rd ;day of  ���������April, A.1 D 1899, at 10 o'clock a. m.  By order,  L. W. NUNNS,  -'  ���������"'���������' CM. C.     ���������  Cumberland, B. C. .  28fch, Fobruary 1899.  ������������������)������������������'.    -**TO������S������������_t-MrTi.*S������SSS  IU__tlMBHI  Freight Cars vs.-Bicycles  The man wlio _uilds freight cars  could hardly ���������'build a fine bicycle.  And the _aen who make coarse shoes  could not succeed in making the fine gentlemen's shoe you want to wear.  The "Slater ;Sh������e" is made in the only  factory in Canada where only  gentlemen's fine shoes are made.  Goodyear welted, sole stamped  with 'makers' trade mark and  price: $3,50, $4-5������ and $5-5������*  Shoes py mail.  Catalogue free.  1    '   * ~      'M'.-_U'.'���������- /'.M'J.1'.'  SR-SKQESg  mmJ^%  ______ _..........,..__   -^WffKSRiS_S_ff_aiM9-n_l.A_^  Simon Leiser, Bole Local  Agent,  'w  i  71  i\  _  i  i:  ���������������!  m  4  ���������><_  _t?  .  w  '.-I  i  m  if}  /I  ,i-H

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