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Array 1 THE NEWS  Is   the. best ' advertisingr  medium    ' in      Comox  District.  ������gg___S_S___2__g_?^������@_S__^  ft)  *.  _S_f#-Vf  "V  _B<2_S^/2^5g__________������&  I Semi-feeHy Edition.J  ������ Issued TUESDAYS ana  $  SATURDAYS   rer   &2.00 a   Year in Advance.      .-        '   ft)  ^   One Month 20c. " Three Months 50c]  ''^^^'tnwwser-f*  /    -  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C. TUESDAY MAR 21st.,'iSoo  BOAEDHB aad DAT SCHOOL  FOR GIRLS  "Gyppeswyk," Moss St., VICTORIA  Seni.r and Primary  Cla ses, 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  s( hool received:  Highest    reference   -given   if   required.  .    .TERMS ONAPPLICATION-  ��������� , 1       '  , ������i  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������i _w 1 n  1   11 1 1������������������_���������������������������  For Your Job   Printing  -   GIVE US A   TRIAL.  -TSTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  AST Agent for the  Oeiebrated Giirney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges���������r-   .  Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  Thfl Oto Side of Tiie  '     f n  Story, .  What    IVflr.    Combs  has  to   Say * About   Mr.  Ralph      Smiths  Visit.   .  LATEvST   WIRINGS.  Terrible Fatality   in New York.  "Big Fire   in Wellington.  Aiberni    Gold    Find.  Other   News.  my present stock  I  Will CUT PRICES IN HALVES  SUIT3 from J1B.00 up.  I am not   advertising  X__ALL AND LOOK IN-  PASTS W W. up. t  I  something. I. have  not  <->T)t  _>wl*  _?-   _DXJ_T_T_a-  Don', go bo Klondike wi.h,ou_ ar)  WE HAVE  Mi  .____������___  1 tiers  Folding Deflecting Stoves.  Strong, Steel Stoves to������last.  Combination Cooking and Heating  Stoves  OF SPECIAL  DESIGN.  Each Stove has Pipe and a Bake Pan Inside.  8   H  3yi III si  TICIORIA*  .Having published an interview with Mr.  Smith, in fairness The News was obliged  to give Air. Comb's version of the letter,  episode and other things, and accordingly  we publish' today the substance of an interview with the latter gentleman.  Asked the result of Thursday night's  meeting, Mr. Comb said:   ���������  "I just asked Mr. Smith, three questions:  (1) 'Have you any, charge tp make against  me?" 'No.' (2) 'Did you see those letters  you complain of my having betrayed,, and  if you did, were they in your handwriting  or mine?' Mr. Smith replied: 'I have not  seen any letters. Mr. Dunsmuir told me  that he had two letters in his pocket that  I [Smith] had written to parties in Comox,  and that I was tl_3 cause of all the trouble  up "here.', (3) 'Did you send this cor-**  respondnnce to the miliars through me, or  did you send it privately to, my.->e*f ? And  if it was private correspondence with me (in  his first and unsolicited'letter Mr. Smiih  a.kad me for my private opinion on a cei-  tain matter) why am I su.j.cied to the  ii_dig<_.i.y of being hauled up and cross-examined before all theso meeting. ?'    -  "Mr. Smith replied thatftie _ent the'correspondence- to me because I was the mos-*-,  independent of ths miners and he thought"  it would "get to the Test of them alright;  He could not say that Mr. Dnusmnir had  thos ft letters, ,He could only repeat what  Mr. Dunsmuir told him.  -'That settled the irquiry if there was  any iuquiry to hold, and I think the vote  of thanks to m paused by tne meeting  sui_t.ien.iy shows the feeling of the miners  in the matter."  Mr. Comb   continued, "It is quite clear'  to ane that Ralph   Smith   dida't   come up  here to investigate this scrap.    He made use  ot fit as in excuse   to see how the land lay  and was hkely .ncouraged to come by others,-*-  than the Nanai ��������� o or Un on miners.  1 'Talking about confidential letters, Mr.  Smith went to Mine Inspector Morgan and  go-'t letters from me to him [Morgan], so as  to make believe to the minors here that I  had played the traitor, but I was on to his  little game.  4'I was rather disappointed when Mr.  Smith did not give us the political speech  he promised, but I suppose he got his personal plans so dampened the first part of  the meeting that he didn't feel like giving  us an oration.  Ispimalt & toaiino, Ry.  yn  -/Tv  StR-*"*..  *������i;. .ft  iv    y\-\\// *>3_s'-' u ->��������� ���������-������������������"i\  'ft'i^^.'-'^r-r.rsr.. *-.--  <-_=r  ���������'Steamship City of.-Nanaimo will sail as  follows, calling at way ports as ireighB and  passengers may offer.  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday y a.m.  ' '    Nanaimo for Como:;,  Wednesday j a.m.  '���������    Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  ' '    Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday j a.m  FOB, Freight  tickets   and. Staterooms apply on "board,  GEO. Ii   COUETNEY,  _raffi.ee Manager.  For Sale.���������-Chambers' Encyclopedia  edition'of 18S8, eight volumes bound in  elotfe and containing 5,650 pages of reading" matter besides colored map.. Price  ���������$5.00.    Apply to R. S. Cummings. I  Entertainment Saturday Wig-lit.  The  Kickapoo  entertainment,    Saturday  night   was a hiyu   success.     Mr.  Lavena's  juggling feat, were first class. Mr. Oop-  pengcr took off the nigger character in g'tod  ...a.-e, asked conundrums, danced Irish jigs  and sang songs till he had the whole audience laughing.  This company.always draws a crowd because their entertainments are good and prices low. We understand they will ).>iay  at Courtenay, Tuesday and W.dn.--*ky  nights. And they are well worth patron ._-  ius.  PASSENGER. LIST.  Per City of Nanaimo, Wednesday, March  ���������15.���������D. Rogors,    Mi*.. Nixon,   G. .V:ar iii,  Mr. Booth, 0. McDonald,   W. Hunter,   P.  Bi_:grund, Mr. Burridge, J. Staub,  J.   Barclay, M. Simpsr-n, H. Kesley,  T.   B.    Hill,''.  C. Abrate, Nightengale,   E. Kerfoot,    Miss  Dalby, Miss Dalby, Miss Eontaiu, A.Lamn-  ai, P. F. Coppenger,  D.   0. McKenzie,    F.  William*?, W.   Bakie,   Mis3   Miller,    Chal-  meirs, Piercy, Mrs. Piercy, Mrs. E.   Walker  Mrs. ahoro, Mrs.   D. Walker,   Dr. Millard,  j  Mrii. Millard, A. McDonald,   Mrs.   McCal-  !  lunu.  Passengers Outward.  Friday,   March   17,   1S9S  Aio:c. Durko, Peter Odessa, Eel. Holt,  Monnce, E. Davey, Mrs. Richardson,  Mobius, Mrs. Mobius,  Geo.   Portrey,  Mrs.  Prof.  Jas.  For Sale or Rent my property  Dunsmuir Ave..���������H. J. Theobald.  on  NOTICE.  Having purchased,  the  milk business of  Mr,   H. Seatei*, I beg to solicit the   patronage   of the public and a continuance of   the-  cu8tom extended to that gentleman.  ���������.'..--. ..-���������-.-.    S. J. PIEBCY.  Oro, and Joha Mc Nivun to Nanaiun*.  Also live Ohinam'eH. Miss B-Juuetfc aud  Miss McNee to H.rtiby Island. Miss Piercy, J. v.halm.rs, J. Bakie, J. Piercy to  Denraau Island..  Sailors from 35c up at Mrs. Ostrander's  "Funsral Notice.  The funeral of the late Mr. Jno Hudson will- take place Thursday, at to a. m.  from Comox Catholic Church.  PASSENGERS FROM SKAGWAY.  Nanaimo, March 20.���������The steamer  Alki arrived from Skagway yesterday  with fifty'passengers. Among the number 'was Capt. , Roberts, of the illfated  steamer Dirigo. The Dirigo is much  d maged.  APPOINTMENT FOR' MR. ABRAMS  Ottawa, March',20. ���������TameSp Abrams  has been gazetted Judge of Small -Debts  Court for Cumberland and Comox  District.  BIG FIRE AT WELLINGTON.  Wellington, March, 19.���������While the  dancers were celebrating *St. patrick's  Day in the Wellington Opera' House,  fire brok out at 1 '.30 a. m. in an adjoining store. An alarm.was at once given,  and there wis considerable panic among  the dancers. Before the fire brigade  could get on tbe scene th. Opera'House  caught on fire and was _oon envebped in  flames. Fortunately the wind was .blowing in the right direction at the time, or  the whole town would have gone.' The  drug store in   the  Optra   House   block,  'owned'by Grant Jessop, was totally des,-  troved.    The entire structure.wals   level!-  'ed to tbe ground. Several adjoining  buildings were considerably da'maged..by  fire ''and ���������' water.',-'������'"Losse's"' eStimatefr _t  $25,000,-partly ^insured.  ALRERNI FIND.  Aiberni, March 20.���������The ��������� excitement  over the new gold strike here, still keeps  up. The mine looks very promising and  the owners have a legular Klondike at  their door.  FIRE IN NEW YORK.  New York, March 18.���������While over a  hundred people were watching a St. Patrick's Day parade here yestei_*iy from  the Windsor Hotel, fire broke out, and in  side ol a few minutes the whole structure  was a mass of flames and all ^avenues of  escape from the building were cut off.  The building -vas eight stories high.  Some jumped out only' to meet their  death. Others got out safely by aid of  ropes and fire escapes, but fifteen were  killed1 and foity badly injured. Fifty-  two are on the. list of missindf. The hotel was burned to the ground.  WOMAN ELECTROCUTED.  Sing  Sing,    March   20.���������Mrs.    Place  was electro.uted here to-day.      She died  with a smile on her face and   prayed   to  God to help her.  THE E. & N. VS. NEW.  VANCOUVER. COAL CO.  Victoria, -March 20.���������An application  was made here Saturday,, by defendant in  the case of E. & N. ky., vs. the New  Vancouver Coal Co., for a commission to  to take evidence of defendant company's  officials in London and for postponement  of trial. The hearing of the application  was continued.  HO������E_  ARRIVALS.  The following were the arrivals at the  Cumberland dv this week's steamer:  Geo.Buscombe, Vancouver; Jas. Burridge, Winnipeg; M. R. Simpson, Nanaimo; PL Donkin, Victoria; F. B. Hill,  Vancouver; E. Kerfoot, Vancouver; P. E.  Coppinger,    Boston;  Al.    Lavena,   New  York City;   Ralph Smith,  naimo.  The  following  were  M. P. P.,   Na-  arrivals   at  the  Union Hotel by this week's steamer:  Jos. Staunt,  J. Harves,  Fred  Roth,���������  Vancouver.  COME TO  The News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  HA.  HATS!!  COME TO SEE Mrs-.     ''  Ostrander's New Spring  Millinery   Stock.    The  best selection at the lowest price. We have enough  hats to supply Cumberland  and the surrounding dis-'  trict   <  YOU NEVER got such    values before. -  Having    bought  from  the    leading ,.'  houses in Toronto,, we can  afford-to, .  sell at lower rates have been'offered "-  in Cumberland before. "    '- ' -  Children's trimmed  hats  from- $1.25 up.\  Ladies's "       * ,*" -'    . "       2.75 up   .-  The proof of this -statement is to see  -"  the goods. (       ��������� , - ,   .,  COME ONE COME ALL   '���������'     '      ;7  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/" '  . of this week.'  If pay-day does, not  come before,',we  will lay them away for you.   ' '/    ;':   ;  . < i -'  ���������V-    I  ::*'**l  '-tr  -',"v.J  ttjtt  - ..'I  .'1 'M  LOCAL   BRIEFS;  V*<_      - ' '���������"*���������'.''.  'Vg@_^������_S_5=^^e!^g_ggg_������gg������  Ex-Alderman Calnan's home looks much .  .    ., ,���������,_',    .'   ,* "  impiovei since he has   had   a   neat   porch'*  built.      ,,    s -. .   ' '.'.*���������''- '     '���������"<  -     .'     '      --..       * - - '  -.An,Italian had his ankle crushed by a fall "-^ I  of rock in No. 4 laat week.*   He is.'now iai"-Aj,.|  ' - .,'.'���������'"��������� ~  ' -"1     **v  the hosp-tal. .     ��������� *. -'"���������'      -    .--'.,  t,-\ i      ',*���������*--     ,'      't ���������-:,**.?  -'.**.-',,_.   b- .-  .���������A good" set of household "furniture,  al��������� V- -  most new,. -For.'sale cheap."-Apply- at'News;/- '-'***,  Office. .- ., ���������    '- (,-  'y.l ���������   "- 7&r7:,:7#'7<!7L  A Jap had his back badly hurt in *"No.''5**^-.?:^-*'  Thursday by being caught between' a '.car;j&y-  and the roof.    He was taken to  the hospi-  1 .        rt** K    ��������� c  tal, and is doing as well as can be expected.  Mr. R. B. Anderson has - just finished  putting in a plant to light the, Cumberland  Hotel with acetylene gas. The light ia  very bright and clear.  There is a rumour arounnd town  that an  effort is being made to start an electric power company, the plant to be  at   Courtenay. ���������  If they can do so, the promoters will supply ,  Cumberland1 and   Union,   as well  as      a  portion of the rest of Conaox. ,   What  with  this company on the horizon, and  the  likelihood of being able to have the contemplated system of the Union  Colliery  Co.,   e_- .  tended to the town,  the council   ought   to  give us respectable lighting facilities in  the-  near future.  SPRING.  Glorious Springtime dawns  with lustre  bright  From Winters  fleeting arms of frost  and snow,  And the snowdrop  opes  its  dewy -head  so light  To catch  the sunbeams on  its' snow -  ��������� -white brow;.  And tell.its wonderous  tale  to '.man  of  d'-ath;  ;- '   ., ��������� ��������� '���������;- ,-;'-- -������������������'������������������'-'���������'-  'Neath    Winter's   frozen    earth, and  Autumn's leaves  And how,   when  they    received   again  God's breath,-  They  rose a-new, immortal from their  graves.  The birds,  'neath stern Wintc's gloomy  frown.  Were   silent���������shivering in   the  biting  breeze !���������  Nowraise'up their voice in'sweetest song,  In   thankfulness amidst  the budding  trees.  The lake  that  Winter held in  its  firm  grasp    .   ,  Lay hushed���������one glassy sheet.of ice!���������  Is now  freed  from  the  ruthless  giant'i  clasp, '  And ripples forth again, with low sweet  voice.  And God, through nature shows  us his.  great love  In wood and dell; and every bird that  sings  In every field and every flowery grove,  All pay their   tribute   to   the  God of  Spring.  R. S. WITHOUT THE WIRES  iti  i?  k  la  <  l_.  I  DJETA1LSOF THE ASTONISHING WIRELESS TELEGRAPHIC INVENTION.  _ T_e   Apparatus   _e_cribed���������A.    Complete  i  Account  of   the   Sloans   Kmiiluyed   by  Marconi in ���������onclin_- Tel_gr:ipliic Messages Vrum Due Point to Another  AVithont. the Use of Wires.  Since the announcement of the astonishing invention of Dhe Italian electrician  Marconi and the reports of his practical  progress in wireless telegraphy, nothing  more tangible , has transpired, probably  for fear ot infringements on the part of  "fnventors experimenting on the same  lines. La Naturo is the first scientific  paper to describe tho apparatus, and to  illustrato it, the picture, reproduced bore  being takon from the appaiatu. constructed by Paul Dnsne. ���������       ���������  Ho uses a Ruhmkorf. coil (Fig. 1),  giving   a   4-inch   spurK.     The   oscillator  THE  WARRIOR'S  RETURN.  DETAILS    OV.  APTAl-ATCS    FOI  TELEGKAFHY. '  WIRELESS  (Fig.   2)   is   formed    of   two      metallic  spheres; tho   lower   of   tho two is maintained in position just under tho opening  f.*tt fcho cup, iu   which   it   is  cpJaced by a  'rubber ring (ssen in the- section   in   our  Illustration).    The   en?    is   closed   tight  ,   -with sealing was.     The   upper   sphere is  sn-spended upon a movable rod, at the end  -of which a thumb-screw permits the regn-  - laticn of tho   distanco   befweon   tho two  _ spheres.     Tho   snace    between    the    two  '  snhere3 is filled with vaseline.  Above tho  upper and below   tho   lower sphere there  are small metal bails, less   rhan   an inch  in diameter, held   ou   the  ends of heavy  copper wiro, which in turn is fastened at  ihe proper   height   in    heavy glass tubes  ���������   and connected with the   secondary   wires  . oi tho RuhmkortT coil.  Txext ia the receiver; this most important part is constru.tecl -is follows: A circuit is formed of a Leolancho storage  battery; n telegraphic relay (a, Fig. .);  an electric beJl (b); a Branly tubo (c),  . nam a calvanosGone (d). The iast named  can. no cut out at wiil without interfer-  ., .nee with the working of tho apparatus,1  as it only serves to detecb the presence of  it current at tho beginning of the operation.'  The opening of the relay brings into  action ,the storage battery, and tho bell  rrings The bsli is so placed that tho clapper after striking the bell hits back upon  cho cBranly tube, thus re-establishing i_3  first condition. The J3ra:jly tube 13 a  glass tnbo ;3 inches Iocs and a fifth of an  ������_ch inside cliaineter; there aro stoppers  at either end, .hrough whicii wires aro  .laced terminating in a metal disk the  width of tho tube. Between the two disks  the space is completely filied wi.h filing,  ���������of puro nickel and about one-t.nfch silver  dust The pressure of the two disks upon  tho powder must be light and should be  i-egulatod with the hand.  Tl-i.. apparatus vrili permit erperiments  lor a distance of 100 i>.3. and over. To  increase its effectiveness tho parts of tho  apparatus ..re placed into parabolic shields,  and if theso are usod tbe distances over  which tho apparatus may be employed  ,uro almost unlimited.  The larger tho distance, tho larger, of  course, must be tho parabolic   shields    in  APPARATUS    VOR    WIRKT.KSS. ' TI-XEGUAPHY  IX I'AEAKOLIG  FOCUS.  the focus of which tho apparatus is  ���������placed. Fig. . shows the oscillator  mounted in . tho focu3 of a parabolic  shield, and Fig. 5 the receiver, similarly  arranged. Fig. 6 is an oscillator of simplified .obstruction, jjermitting tho  transmission of teiesrapi'-ic messages over  short distances without wiro-s.  Aiiectlivte of Xiipoleon.  During Napoleon's sojourn in Egypt  jfi'e was> standing one morning upon the  tBTy.'aiie. of the Great Pyramid of  Cheops. Looking down over tho vast expanse of sand in the desert, he was heard  fa sigh.  "Why do vou sigh, General?" asked  lEfourienne, from below.  "It makes me unhappy," replied Na-  jgploon, with a wavo of his hand over the  ciistering stretch, "to see such a magnificent beach as this dumped inland. An  ocean or two within reach would make  <o������_ this fai. spot the New Jersey of.  Africa!"  JTrom the field of war I come,  Sweet Marie.  Will you kiss me welcome home,  L.0VC.  to th.e?  I am only skin ancl bones,  All my sweetest song-, arc groans.  And I'm full of army prunes  As can be.  Oh, I got it in the neck,  Sweet Mario!  ,  I am but a battered wreck.  Don't you see?  In the mud and rain I slept.  While the very heavens* wept.  And tho buzzards vigils kept  Over me!  When I-'listed I" was fat,  Sweet _.Iarie.  Never was a Thomas cat  Spry an me.  I could lift a bar'l of beer,  I could run like any deer,  And there never was a' tear  In my e'e.  Now I'm thinner than a ghost.  Sweet IMario.  You could mr.ke a hitching post  Out of me.  Every joint that':', in my frame  Is with fever stiffness lame���������  Oh, Gehenna was no name  For the spree!  But I'm with you once aj-rain,  Sweet Marie,  Though you seem not to iden-  Tify me.  Now that 1 am on my feet  And will have a chance to cat,  I'll accumulate more meat  Than you see.  From the bitter quinine pills  (Ugh!    Oh,  Gef!)     -  And  from Santiago chills  I am free.  Now I'll live almighty high, '    '  And I soon wiil be as spry   '  As the boy you kissed goodby,  Sweet Marie.  Sweet Marie, list to mc, list to me,  Sweet Marie.  Though a living- r.keloton nov/ you see,  I have got the framework yet,  And tlie meat I SO021 will get.  "We'll be happy y,et, you bet,     *>  .  Swe-c-c-e-et Maric-e-e-e-e.  ���������Denver Post.  _Iesn Ills Little Heard  Mrs. ,-Hardup wanted- to show the  boy's grandmother how well he was  brought up, and she said to him seriously : ' '   '  '"Always   bo a gentleman, Algernon.  Even when you meet your littlo friends  you should say to them, 'Good day,' or  'I-Iow do you do?' Now, I suppose when  that next door boy meets you hn simply  says, :Hello!' or something like that."  "No, he doesn't, ma."  "What does he say, th_n?"\  'Most calls ont, 'Pay your debts, pay  your  debts!5   That's what  I'm always  figbtin him about."���������Pick Me Up.    .  Session.  Now was come tho,ago of moral 'suasion, when   parental kindness was rat-  ' tiiug around trying (.-jto fill tbe   placo of  tbo rod and/trunk strap.  "Give rho 10 cents, mamma," persisted tbe boy with flaxen curls, "and  I'll tako tbe medicine."  "'JSTo, Clifford," exclaimed-the sweet  woman, tears springing to her eyes,  "papa's salary iti cut, and 5 cents is all  we can afford."  Inwardly, however, she thinks what  a terrible thing is poverty.���������Detroit  Jonruc.l.  ricaenl merit.  "I don't mind the.e new reform ideas  of tbe emperor," said Li I-Iuug Chang  pcr.sivcl_T, "but"���������  " _ou resent tb8 loss of your yellow  jacket and peacock feathers"."  "I could go without them. I don't  want any embellishments. This effort  to decorate me with <��������������������������� bell punch and a  cash register iswbafc arouses my resentment.''���������Washington Star.  you  A JTiaiiilly AfTiiir.  Rich Dncie���������You might as well stop  mooning about Miss Beauty. Sho hasn't  been in love with you, after all. She's  been after the money she thought  would inherit from me.  Nephew���������Impossible!  think so? c  Eich Uncle���������I have proposed to her  myself and been accepted.���������New York  Weekly.  IT* er tiiicsit.  Why do   you  DOMESTIC SCIENCE.  GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES THAT REST  UPON  THE   HOUSEKEEPER.  It Im Tiot Ncceunr-r to Know How to  Do Everytltlnpr, but an E_nable  Temper, Tact and System Are Indispensable.  Housekeeping is a science. IS has the  investment of far moro money than any  half dozen of tho pursuits of men, concerning which books aro published, public  discussions are held and great parties are  formed.  The treasury of tho UnitcdStatcs handles vast sums, and the recital, of its figures staggers the comprehension of any  but trained financiers. Yet its utmost in  receipts and expenditures would prove  only a petty and an inconsiderable item  when compared with the annual output ol  thoso littlo considered sisters of mino, the  housekeeper's of America, and I am forced  to confess, to my own confusion, that al)  tho extravagance and criminal waste in  all the national departments from that  memorable Fourth of July when our sire,  put their names to the' Declaration cf Independence down to this present day would  not begin to equal in amount tho waste  and extravaganco for which those same  sister's of mine should be held responsible  within tho currant twelvemonth.  For almost every man who is a worker  thero is a woman���������somo woman,-wife,  mother, sister cr only landlady���������whose  hand is held open for him on Saturday  night or at tho end of tho month or, tlie  quarter or whenovcr tho fruits of his toil  are gathered " and to whose caro he givos  up all but the littlo ho needs to jinglo i;i  his pouch ancl keep tho ghosts away. This  woman is fcho housekeeper, and upon hor  discretion and ability and thrift depend,  not only that man's creature comforts,  ' but to a great oxtent his success in lifo.  Having thus digirrficd tho namo of  housekeeper by shewing tbr.t sho is the  principal disbursing agent for tho wages  of man, it is now in order 'to classify the  various grades'of this profession from tlit  wife of tlie laborer, living inra two room  cottage or a three room tenement, np innumerable flights cf dark, rickety, dirty  stairs, to tbo smart, alert woman of affairs  who manages the'establishment of a mi]-'  lionaire, whether she bo the titular mistress of tho bouse or a. paid employee.  . Among those who, for want of a better  word,,may be called the low classes it is  goncrally understood that a thrifty, busy  wife makes of her husband a thrifty and,  within bounds, a successful man unless  indeed bo be ono of thoso good for naughts  whom nothing can redeem.  A step higher in' the social scale, although by no means so long a step as she  likes to think it, is tho woman whose  means are such that she is enabled ro~oni-  ploy a maid of all work���������a "hired.girl," I  believe, is the accepted term. In this class  aro to bo found tlie two extremes���������the  best housekeepers and tho worst.  When -a woman attains to fcho dignity  of employing a hired girl, it m alios or it  mars hor. If sho keeps her hand on the  helm," if sho continues to do a part of tho  work herself and to. personally supervise  that which sho does not do,'the results are  likely to bo most satisfactory. If, on the  other band, the great bulk of the work is  dumped upon tho hapless ''slavoy, " while  the mistress confines her exertions to scoldings and fault finding, then has the white  robed angel of peace left that house, and  the  sooner tho  fagged out  husband  and  T���������onsrhtfulneM.  First Citizen���������So Captain Zollercraft  has discovered an island where all varieties of the most delicious foods grow  spontaneous, and he says be has been  living on the fat of the land right along.  We ought to do something in his honor.  Second Citizen���������That's so. Let's  -givehim a dinner.���������Boston Transcript.  A Leg-al Keeeusity.  She���������Let me see. You were admitted  to the bar three months ago.   I suppose  Jhat you aro practicing now?  '   He���������Yes,    economy.���������Detroit    Free  Press. .,  ���������w_ _=?,_ _^_.x____^_isr_  General Insurance Agent.  FIRE Companies Represented:  Quebec Fire Assurance Co!  Koyal Insurance Co.  Run Insurance Office  Union Assurance Society  . A11 classes of Insurances transact ed and losses  -romptly and satisfactorily settled.  Compensation  of Adversity.  K*������iK*Tf������liil"������W:ii^Ji*l.,'l--^r.ri  ���������107   MAIN"    ST.,   WINNIPEG,  Next door to P. O.'      '  Household Safes, simtll  size,  Household Safes, lur^e size,  - -   $12.00  - -      .20.00  Both  ���������T"**,J 'i-o tbinf. forj> Olmstmns present  useful and ornament al.  _.m cbsiiiis' bjife., all sizes and prices; 011  . sy terms or cash. Come and s.c them or  ���������"������������������ito lor quotations. Speci"'l prices during  ���������-r.- ,.-.-.-i-,,*i. ,mrt Dr-r*<*ird;or.        '  .  Richly���������I wish I were you.  Poorly���������For goodness sake,' why?  Richly���������Why, you can havo tho fun  of proposing to every girl you meet and  fee sure of being refused.���������Metropolitan.  j _-_-__���������__--_���������_���������___���������_������������������-_���������_______ ^  Suit as  a ._cdii:n_ o_  Kx-ili.������������������.������������������<;_���������  In Abyssinia,   not   Jong   an'o, salt was'  t������:a principal, medium ol exchange, being  practically used as money.  ��������� i : ,  '  ������H_^ein"th. WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE  this winter.   It pays to ED UCATE for KVUX-  N__-** S.   A' ���������'_ eaU-r demand for offi������������ help tk-m  w- could till durmpf t. o past six months shows  why xou should tako such a course.  Frill particulars on in<_*li_ation..'  &. ^Y. DONALD, Soc.  iW. JS\ U.  195  TO I1_E lAKl  ���������'In n Getliiijf  13 uy a  "COO  " GRAND.. J������  STOVE  fl_H  Of  Little Bobbie���������Say, pa?  Mr. Mudd���������Yes, my son?  L. E.���������If the world is round, how  con it come to an end?���������New York  Journal.  Dickens'  Terms.  Among tho anecdotes of the famous  liSeraiy folk never heretofore published  in' that of Charles Dickens' reply to  Thackeray. The latter wished Co illustrate  Dickons' novels and made the proposition.  "Well," said Dickens, "I don't object.  L'll let you illustrate my books if you  wilt lot mo writo yours.;*  F.ortunatoly, Thackeray did not accept.  Choice of Two Evils.  It's always very wrong- to figrht.  But.  none-  the less,  my son.  Improve your muscles���������don't relax "  As if all strife w*ere done.  It's always very wrong- to fig-lit,  But never close your ears  "When Uncle Sam suggests that he  May need new volunteers.  It's always very wrong- to fight;  The sayingr's old and terse.  But to make battle and get whipped���������  That's infinitely worse.  ���������"Washington Star.  neglected  children   can  follow the  ange!  tho shorter will be their sufferings.  I am frequently called upon in my business capacity to furnish housekeepers to  grand establishments, and I am as often  struck with the absence of that practical  knowledge, training and aptitude for controlling servants which my applicants exhibit.  It is not essential that a housekeeper  should herself know how to cook in order  to spread a good tablo, nor need sho be able  to clear starch nor to clean silver in order  to direct competent servants in theso matters. The first and greatest requisites in  a housekeeper aro system and method.  Equipped with theso and a tolerably  equable temper, sho is prepared to faco an  army of servants and to bring order out of  chaos.  By system and method I do not mean  tho wretched cut and dried precision with  which somo housekeepers (I regret to say  they, with somo show of truth, call themselves "old fashioned") make their homes  wretched and forbidding aliko to their  manservant, their maidservant and to the  stranger that is within their gates.  I can recall some houses in which it has  been my hard lot to find myself a sojourner wherein should ono so much as walk  through a drawing room tho hostess could  detect the fact as readily and as unerringly  as the red Indian could detect the trail of  a settler passing through the forest. A  book on tho side table, which for countless  years had lain with its title up and its  length northeast by southwest, may be  now headed north-northeast by south-  southwest.  The parlor maid could never havo been  guilty of such carelessness. For all those  countless years of her colorless and wretched existenco each morning sho has carefully lifted and dusted that same book and  replaced it in mathematically tho same  position. Evidently strangers, vandals  perhaps, havo been about. And there's  that sofa cushion nearly two inches out of  place. "Mary! Mary! Do como and put  this room into somo sort of order again."  Such housekeepers as that should bo relegated to tho samo bourn as the self martyred flagellants and the wearers of horsehair shirts Perhaps they may derive  somo morbid enjoyment from their miseries, but they render unhappy all with  whom they como in contact.���������Elizabeth  W. Stevens in New York Tribune.  Manitoba, and the   _\orth.vest  Territories.  The unfavorable weather .which ha.'  prevailed in many parts of tbe Canadian Northwest during the harvesi  season has, no doubt, in many instances-  injured tho germinating power of fh<  grain, and rendered it unfit for seed.  Under the circumstances,, no farmei  should undertake so costlj1, an experiment as .the sowing of a_3r .doubtful  seed. In every case the proportion  which will germinate should be ascertained, as this can be done without cost  to the fain_.r.  Samples for test may be sent now, cr  at any time during the .winter, in-any  number desired', addressed to- the' director of. the Experimental Farm's.  Ottawa*. An ounce of the grain i.������  sufficient, which can b. enclosed in an  envelope and sent free through tin  mail. The germiuating power of tin  samples sent will bo ascertained and a  report of the test forwarded to the  sender as promptly as possible.  WM. SAUNDERS.     '  Director.  and *v<>������i -will  l)ejdeli������.yl*.ie<l  Willi tlio results.  ESV-T. xot satisfieb, _ib_._v im.mmim.g)  ,*_ 1 r-* Tj������nti**i*rti������i_������  SMILE  T_MF  TERS.  Tact.  Proprietor of Shoe Store���������You may  go back to the cashier and get your  money. You will never bo a success in  this business.  Now Clerk���������Why?  Proprietor���������When that lady camo in  just now to get a pair of shoes, you  asked her what size she wore. Yon  have no tact. Yon should havo said,  "Lot's see, about No. 2 is your size,  isn't it?" No wonder she weut away  without buying.���������Cleveland Leader.  Hit* Eartlily I-m'ecfs.  .11,  Unclo  .nm,;.^ said   the  lawyer,  "fcho doctor says 1.hcro's~no hope for you."  "Yes, suh, doy tells mo I gwinotor cross  over." - ;  "Have you made your, will?" ,  ''Yes, suh, I done will tar go."*,   ,  VI moan,"   said   tho  lawyer  in   an explanatory  way,   "havo  you  anytliing .to  leave?".   ���������  "Oh, yes, suh'."'explained tho old man  joyfu Ily. "A w ife and de rhoumatism !"���������  eLtiauta Con**,5-'V ���������������������������*������������������!  . J3-  ,    The  End   ot  tlie   World,  The Buddhist priests of Hapntale, in  Ceylon, aro circulating all kinds of di's-,  quieting stories as to the end ��������� of the  world. One priest has warned tho local  villagers that the end of the world begins next week. A woman with a vory  protty baby is to visit tbe -villagers'  houses, and whoever can be prevailed  upon to hold the baby will die. The  peoplo are more or less scarod. A few  months ago these people gathered fire-,  wood and mado provision for three  days' darkness, which >vas to usher in*  tbe grand- finale of all things.���������Advocate of India (Bocrbay).  CH RISTMAS    EXCURSIONS.  Tho C.  ������\  I..   "Will   Start.   Kmuiinj,  on  December 5th.  The Canadian Pacific railway are advertising their   twelfth   annual excursions to    the   east, commencing  on tiie  Oth December  and   continuing  duiing  the month.     Judging  by   the inquiries  which arc being received there is likely  to be a greater number take   advantage  of them than in any previous ye.ir.  For  accommodation   of     the  excursionists,  twenty new tourist ears  and   ten   new  first-class cars, all vestibuled, are being  sent from the shops at Perth and Montreal.    These cars will  be   run through  to Toronto, Montreal' and  east, so that  a passenger need not leave tiie car from  the   time   of   starting   on the  journey  from the west until this   destination is  reached, and as   the  cars  are supplied  with every requisite found in a modern  house the time   is   passed with all possible comfort.  Special arrangements are  also being  1 a_--- I.. _i������  Baddeok, June 11, 1897.  C. C. Ri.hards ������fc Co.  De-fir Sirs.���������Minard's Liniment is my  remedy for NEURALGIA.  It relieves at once.  a s. Mcdonald.  Paper made from seaweed is a growing industry in France. It is so transparent that it has been used in plaoo of  glass.  Minard's Liiiimert Cures DiptMa.  When a girl's clever tongue keeps her  from marrying it is because she has not  met her equal among men.  liaaifs Liniment Cm Dlstemger.  , Originality consists mainly in not  saying the things which everybody else  says.   Minard's LiaiMt _e Merman's Friend.  As  word,  must accor_t for every idle  we   must   for wyery idle sil-  w������  BO  -Franklin.  made to old country passengers, a tour- i enfis*"    ist car leaving Winnipeg every Sunday j ju^g Mm{ jg m ^ p]*^}^    .  morning   for St.  John, where   connec-1       ���������  tion is made with the mail steanier,' Every unkind treatment to the cow  which sails immediately on arrival of poisons the milk���������even talking un-  the C. P. It. train. ' kindly to her.  Good Society ancl Shoddy.  Good society is that which can give a  iinner without sending a notice of it to  ihe newspapers, can introduce a daughter  without having her frocks made tho sub-  'ect of a paragraph and which believes  ���������hat tho family and its happiness are of  more importance than the booming of a  Deaufcy or being counted among the Four  Hundred.���������Good Housekeeping.  Earn this valuable Watch, Ckain and Charm by telling- twenty To_JW2  Scarf E*ins. at 15 cents each. Send vour address and we ���������Rtrwaratfce  Pins and our Premium List, postpaid. No money reqatred. The.-������e Pin*  will alno't sell therm-selves, for the Topaz has all the brfflianea ������f th* t>a������t  diaraemds, ���������nd has never before been e-ff red at anytbi_c See this price Tke  Wat^fa it ne&t in appearance, thoroughly wefl atad*, and ftaHjr guaranteed.  Unsold Pins may be retarsed.    Mention this paper w_oa writing.  THE GEM PIN 09., Freehold BaHdinar, Teponto, ������_t  -T  /fl  '1  1 '1  Si  1]  ���������,L  i_  (\  t-  J  ii  1  tSjJv,  m  m  %  I  ml  W  m  ���������i>ii',l  -,.*���������;_.'���������  _.<,���������,*..-,..-:,--. iy
Take   Clinnce*.   In   the   Water   They
Wouldn't oil. Land.
"You generally see tacked to the end
of tbe newspaper dispatch announcing
tbe drowning of some man at the bathing beach, ,'He was an esper. swimmer,' " said Captain JMullen, the life
guard afc Colonial , Beach���a raddy,
strapping, former man-o'-war,'s man���
��� who has snaked nearly 200 drowning,
men and women ont of tho water al
various seashore resorts. "And the
statomont is true in a'great many cases.
I know that fully eight out of 'ten ol
tho men I have grabbed just in time
havo been first class swimmers. The
good swimmer of course takes more
ohances than the man who is only a fail
swimmer or the man who can't swim
at all. He is inclined to show off. It
seems a queer thing to ,say,' but all the
samo'ifc is true, that bunchos of youu_
, women on tbe beaches are responsible
for many of the surf drownings.
"The good swim-mers among the
young fellows in bathing want 'to display their skill advantageously for'the
benefit of tbe girls, .and they take
chances that I.wouldn't take, and I was
practically born in tho water.
."They pay.no attention whatever tc
tidal conditions or to anything else, and,
engaging-in all sorts of  fancy work foi
the benefit of the o_.3ook.i_g girls,- they
.  get away out- beyond the   breaker line.
If fcho tide is against them on tho roturu
trip and  thoy   havo   to work  hard   tc
make   the   beach, a .sudden   fear takes
possession 'of  ^theni   aud  chills   tbeii
blood and rattles their brains, and then,
if somebody is not by to  handle them,
it is"all over with .them. Afc the beaches
where the  surf  is very heavy and  the
undertow   cx.ron.ely   treacherous, ���-particularly along   the  line  of  resorts on
tho,. Now England' coast, I  hayc.offcorj
warned venturesome young  follows tc
havo a care aiid not under any circumstances to  go 'beyond tbe breaker lino.
Thoy havo~grinued in my face���a couple
of  girls being -around, of  course���and
tbey havo  then  jumped  in   and  don��
just the thing I warned thorn not to do.
'Of  courso I havo always had  to  go in
aftor them when   they let  their cheeps
of distress onl, and often I  have had ��
.hard   enough 'timo  getting   them.    H
makos'me Gore   to  havo  to  go  after a
man whom  I havo  taken the pains tc
' "Another thing tbat good swimmers
faii'to take into account is the liability
���of something happening to them in the
wator tbat is jn..t as liable to happen tc
them when they aro dressed, ashors.,
and violently exerting themselves.
"A man .who leads a sedentary lift
goes down to a bathing beach after enduring a long season of heat, and he
jumps iu aud romps around the water
with just as much confidence as ho possessed when he was a small boy with
limber muscles. If be gets a twitch, he
probably pays no attention to it, aud by
tho timo he begins to realize that his
heart is in trouble ho is pretty nearly
if not quite a goner.
"Moro expert swimmers drown owing
to heart failure than anybody has any*
idea of. Then again, men, of ton drink a
Tot of stuff just before going into the
surf, and theso stand a worse than oven
money chance of getting cramps. 1
don't care how fine a swimmer a man
is, be can't do business in the water
when he becomes cramped. I used to ba
fuuny and a smart Aleo in the water
before I went into tho life guard business, and I am just as fond of showing
off as any of the rest of tbe boys, but ii
you watch mo right hard for a solid
month, even down here at such a comparatively calm and safe beach as this.
you'll perceive that I don't take any
chances by trying to swim, with my
ears for propelling power, down to Fort
Monroe or to put on any other kind oi
frills of that sort."���Washington Post.
The Ir-.te��t Prom  China.
,      Mighty lotta fun;
Catchee littee Kwanjr-S" -��>
Gottee on the lun!
tiongree coma mamma;
Saveo muchee how;
Quickee catchee pigtail;
Maliec mighty low.
Ola mannee T.i Hung*
Wearee yelly coat.
Plenty longce. fleather-���
Looked like a goat. .
<> ^   '
Gettee lotta fun;
.Maybe littcc Kwang-Su'
Makoe mamma .lun!    ���
,���Cleveland Plain Dealer.
.. .i",     '. ���,___.<���__Baa
_*__ *._���._.
A'Dnnmrille Jeweller's Wife
Mrs. D. E. Lasalie, Canal Street, Dunn-
ville, Ont., whose husband keeps a
jewellery stare, and is one of tke best
known and most prog-r ass-ive citizens ��f
Dunnyille, Ont., gives the following description of her recent experience in the
use ��f Milburn's,H��art and Nerve Pills;.
" I took Milburn's Heart and Nerve'
Pills for weak nerves, dizziness, palpitation of the heart, smothering' spells at
night and sleeplessness. Before I used
thorn I could not get restful sleep, and
my nerv.s wore often so unstrung that I
would start in alarm at the least noise,
and easily worried.
,���" Last February I commenced taking
this valuable modicine, and it proved the
right remedy for my weak and shattered
nervous system. Milburn's Heart and
Nerve Pili3 restored my nerves to a
strong and healthy condition, gave regular and normal action of the heart.'
" I sloep well now,- and am better in
every way, and I recommend them
heartily to all who 'suffer.as I did."
Milburn's Heart and .-Nerve Pills, 50c.
a box, or 3 for $1.25, at all druggists.
T. Milrurn & Co., Toronto, Ont.
i     Luxa-Livar PH2.  euro Constipation, Sick
H.-?-i_achc,   BilSousness,   Dyspapsta.    Every
p*M �����__*.. antced perfect, and to work with-'
*  out a gripe orpaiu. Price 25c, all druggists.'
In tlie Bftiil- of Enslaiitl.
Ono of tho curiosities of tho--Bank of
England is to bo scon in tho printing room.
A man sits at a desk, and every three seconds a machine delivers to him two com
pleto .��5 notos. It" he sits thoro sis hours,
he rccoives pver $.50,000 and in 300 day.
over ��100,000,000.
A Girl of Todti.-.
Father���But; my clear, I thought you
had promised to marry that young gentleman.
. Daughter���Oh. no, papa! I only said
he could be engaged to mo if ho wanted to
���Philadelphia Inquiror.
AVlml.  a   Wfll-Kiiovvii    Alcrtiunl   Journal
Mays About tlie __i7*<.v of .Disease.
"This is essentially annge <.f seionlific pro-,
"ercs-i, Science and invention go hand in
"hand. Thanks to a. distinguished ohemisi
"fonsninptioii is robbed of its tcrrorsJdepi*ivcd
"of its dostructiveness, and this insidi -us dis-
"_'���...'- can first be _��� licved and then cured.
"But, to accomplish a cure that is final and
".ffcelive there must be constant persistency
"in treatment and right- livinjr. The suffer..-
"must take tho ri_ht medical relic., rightly ud-
"ministered. By the labor, skill and research
"of an eminent chemist, T. A. .-locum, cou-
"sumption can be both relieved and cured."���
Medical Tribune.
Throe free sample bottles of the Slocum Cure
will bo sent to any sufferer from consumption,
lung or throat troubles or general debility, if
name, address and express ofiico arc s>_ni. to
the T. A. Slocum Co., Limited, 170 King stroe
wast,..Toronto, Ont. Thi--! iiu penumo offer,
and if the reader is���o-- knows a friend who is
��� a tufforer, send at once for tlie free samples
aud mention this paper. ���������������������������.- *
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It has
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and re-stores life to men who have lost it.    Send for the book,   ��
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632 St.-James Sty Montreal
Me   Found   Changes   That Astonished   Him,
One of Which Deserves  ihe Widest
Publication for the B ncfit It
May Prove  to  O hers.
From the Lendor and Recorder, Toronto Junction.
The editor of the Leader and Recorder, during a recent holiday trip tn.ough
the counties of York, Peel,Dnfferin"and
Grey, spent a few  days at the old par-
entia] homestead, -where   ho was  born
and spent many happy years. \" The old
homestead is in the   township   of  Euphrasia, Grey county, about  one and a
half imles south of the village of Heath-
cote, and   about   ten   miles from  the
town of   Me'aford.    It   is  occupied by
tho , writer's youngest brother, George
J. Ifawcetfc.   The latter was the picture
of health, and  remembering that when
he came from Detroit, where  he  had
been living for several years, and took
possession of the   homestead, he was in
���such feeble health that his life was despaired of, the writer suggested that the
bracing climate of the northern regions
must be tho best medicine in the world
for a shattered constitution.    The' reply
made contained statements so remarkable that we consider it  a pleasure  as
well as a duty   to give them .as wide
publicity  as   possible through the columns of the-Leadcr and  Recorder.    A
severe   attack   of   malaria, contracted
whilst in  Detroit, brought the writer's
brother to death's door, from which he
recovered only to   find himself tho victim of a complication of troubles which
unfitted  hini^ for   work.    He  was attended by some of   the   most  eminent
^physicians in Detroit; but he received
little  or no   benefit from their  treatment.    Change of air  was  finally  recommended , and  he removed with  hip
family to the county of'Grey.   A slight
change for the better was- noticeable at
first, but he soon  relapsed into the old
condition and again  sought help from
the  leading   doctors  of-the district in
turn.    Slpeplessness took possession of
him and soon he was1 wasted away to a'
mere skeleton.   ' Then   the   doctoi'3 declared they could do nothing  more  for
him, and   advised him to   go  to California.    During all these weary months
he read in the papers from time to time
and   laughed   at' what he  termed the
//miracles" wrought by  Dr. Williams'
'Pii_k PillS;    He had-no  faith  in such
remedies, and   it was  only   when the
phyiscians told him that they  could do
uo more for  him  that, lik. the drowning man  who' catches 'at  a straw, he
1 bought ho would try a box of tho pills.
To  us great astonishment his sleeplessness, iiad vanished before   ho had  been
._g  the- pills  a week, and  he slept,
like an infant.    Gradually his strength
returned and'his appetite improved,and
soon' he fclfc  like   a new man.    A  few
months aftor  taking the, first  dose he
was  as well  as  ever.    If or more than
two years iDasfc he  has  not  taken   any
medicine whatever, and today you will
not find  a  sturdier specimen of  mau-t
kind in Grev   than   Geo.  J.   Fawcetfc.
"What do I think of Pink  Pills?" he
queried  with  a  smile; "why  I think
thero is nothnig like them  on earth for
building up the  system; but   for   Dr.
Williams''Pink'Pills  I do not think  I
would be alivo today.''
The experience of years has proven
that there is absolutely no disease due
to a vitiated condition of the blood or
shattered nerves that Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills wTill not promptly cure, and
thoso who aro suffering from such
troubles would avoid much misery and
save money by promptly resorting to
this treatment. Get the genuine Pink
Pills every time and do not bo persuaded to take an imitation or some
other remedy from a dealer,who for the
sake of the extra profit to himself may
say is "just as good." Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills cure when other medicines
From Ear
To Jaw.
" I have been for years mare or le__
suijeet t* ���raptiam. en my skin. The left
side of my face fr��_ the top of my ear to
half way down my jaw was in a very
bad state���being- almost raw, making
shaving- very painful. I was advised to
try Burdock Bl����d Bitters. One bottle
poWoctiy cured me. I can honestly recommend B.B.B. to all who suffer from
any skin disease." G. WHITE, "Carie-
v_le, N.W.T.
B.B.B. cures Sak Rheum, Eczema,-
Tetfcor,   Shingles, Bolls,   Pimples,
Sores,    Ulcers,    and   all    forms
of Skki Diseases and
Eruptions,  from tiie
smallest   pimple   to
tlie worst scrofulous
White Star
Bating Powder
It does its work well.
It is pure.
It is of  first quality.
It is low in price.   ,
Is a drink of exquisite
flavor and of great   ,
benefit to the
. I"'MONSOON ffi.H TEAVou have the perfect .product
of Ceylon's fairest gardens'.   And you have it,direct   from*
the-famous old   British tea house which grows, picks, cures-
and   packs -Monsoon tea.    It is culwcuys *r.he- sarhe\~umedo'-7
���c&pizonal--^Qxi(��ct tea---becau. e it is always grown, picked,
cured   and   packed   in the same particuldT way; by-the
same pctrticiUaT people. '-  ��� r ' ; ,       '.-_".
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business premise*!.
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druggist, r .fiend the niouey if it Sails to eure
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food specially s_.ted foi*- prospectors,- snr- ���.
veyora and eiplorerS, a_d for <   ,     ���",",_:-
aud 2 7 Sfc. Peter St��.
There are friendly ties and marriage ties,
And social ties as well;
There &ro business ties au<t railroad ties,
Of which the actors tell;
There are kindred ties and jacingties
And the ties in a game of ball;   .
1 Jut the numt-rous ties wo advertise '
Are the prettiest tios of all.
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First Eritis. Fire Insura-ice Office Established in Canada, A. D., 1804.
The above Company i-*** desirous of opening agencies in all towns thronghemt
Manitoba and the Northwest Territories where they are not at present represented,
and will be pleaded to receive applications ior .aise.
__on_r<?al, (Jiie.
Chief Agents for the Dominion of Canada
- vV-^VVVsA^^VV^iAAA-A. ���AAA-*!--AAA--*--iA*AAiAW V��AAAA^AA AA*A- V*AAAA^ THE SF3_I-'v7_iESIiY   NEWS,     CUKCBEBXAND,    B.    C.,      TUESDAY   21st.,    1899.  ..TV.    SEMI-WEEKLY    NEW?  tl  P  Jr.  fa  V-  1������  l'4  1  I. *"'  1  1.  il    .-  Iv  If*     .,  I, ������������������  Mary E. Bissett Editor.  No Acvertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.'  Persons facing to get THE News regularly should notify the Office.  Persons having any business with TT_E-  News   will  please  call  at the office   or  rite.  33T Advertisers w_o want th.eir ad  eliang-ed, should get copy in by  12 a.m.. day before issue.  ������g_j?" When writing- communication-s tor  this paper, WKITE ON ONE SIDE ONLY of  paper used.    Printers Do NOT turn copy.  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  ��������� One'inch per year,  once-a-week,   $12.00  "      "      ,; month,       "        " 1.50  Local notice per line "  For both   issues   ONE-HALF  additional,  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  ONE  YEAR, $2.00  THREE MONTHS, ���������   .50  PER  MONTH by carrier .20  SINGLE    COPY-    Five Cents.  '   TUESDAY,    MAR   21st,    lg99  _V_- " . 1��������� ���������~  CECIL RHODES RAILROAD.  As the Cape to Cairo Railway is  now one of the leading questions of  the day, a few facts in regard to the'  resources and inhabitants . of the  country through whioh   the   pro -  . posed line will run, together with  the probable outcome of the scheme,  may prove of interest to our readers.  - -    -It is intended that the road shall  f*  extend along the ��������� Central African  plateau, as far as possible avoiding  . all tropical forests and mountains  . The line is already completed from  Cape Town to Buluwayo, and together with the portion now building from the Nile to Omdurman,  forms 3,330 miles of the 5,644 from  ..Cairo to the Cape. It will run  through the coal region of the Zambesi, and the coal and iron districts  of British Central Africa. Thi  country , -has untold mineral  wealth and there is doubtless much  more than is now known, which  the opening of the railway will tend  to develop.  In South Africa, the Kaffirs are  the most numerous. They are  a tall, finely built race, in color  ' varying from jet black to dark cop  per.' Their government is feudal  and patriarchal. Among them women are regarded as beasts of burden, and polygamy is universal.  They are not christianized and  witchcraft is practically their religion. The Hottentots are a lower  race than the Kaffirs, and form a  sort of connecting, link between  them and the Bushmen. The latter are at once the lowest and most  interesting tribe in all africa. In  size they are pigmies; in character,  thieves and scoundrels. Tbey dwell  in caves, and live on roots. The  Matabele despise work, and look  upon their weaker neighbors as law  ful prey. The cruel Lo Bengula,  of whom we heard so much some  years ago, was king of this tribe.  Further north, are the Mashona,  a peaceful and industrious race.  The people between Lakes Nyas-  sa and Bangv/eola are warlike and  hardy.  Uganda was described  by  Stanley as the "Pearl of Africa.'"'     It is  inhabited by a tribe of   the ��������� Bantu  race.    They are divided into clans,  and when a man dies pieces of cloth  are buried with him,   the   number  varying according to his  rank���������in  somewhat the same fashion   as  the  Indians of the west bury their dead.  When Miosn,   King  of  this   tribe,  died, the immense sum  of  ������10,000  was expended in cloth to put in his  grave.  The Bad, along the   Upper   Nile  region, are a fine race of people, but  wholly   uncivilized.    The   Dinka,  north of these, are not satisfied with  being as black as coal���������they complete their toilet with a coat of ash  es.  The Shillooks, who live along the  White Nile, consider their appearance improved by" breaking their  lower front teeth, and plastering  their hair and bodies with ashes,  which gives them a strong resem-  blance to mummies.  The Boggaras, in Lower Egypt,  are a well-built race. They were  very zealous followers of the Mahdi, during the campaign of '84-5.  The men are clever elephant hunters, and own large herds of cattle.  .Lastly comes Egypt, the land of  the mighty pyramids and the mysterious sphynx, of Cleopatra, the  beautiful, and Pharaoh, the hardhearted.  This is the land, the strangest,  the most weird of all, where one  may to-day gaze upon the lying-instate of a king, dead , these four  thousand years.        -   ,  Mr. Rhodes does not expect that  his great scheme will prove a financial success the first few years, But  he claims that owing to the- almost  boundless resources of the country  through which it will pass, it cannot fail to do so within a comparatively short time.  Ten years ago the project of a  railway from Cairo to Cape Town,  bringing the great lakes of Africa  as near London as those of Canada,  would have been laughed to scorn  The genius that made Cecil Rhodes  the wealthiest and most influential  man in South Africa will help to  weld together the British po*-ses-  sions in that continent, and emphasize more strongly the fact that "we  hold a greater^ empire than has  been."  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 .       .  stock  to arrive next month.  Smitli vs. Comb,  (CORKESPONDENCE.)  To Editor of The News:  As a miner who has attended all meetings on the above case with your permission I would like to say a word or two  on the same.  I am at a loss to understand what  brought Ralph Smith up here last Wednesday. He says he came up to investigate the charge made against Mr.  Comb  o  of divulging the contents of letters sent"  to him.And it must be admitted,aIthough  he was allowed 24 hours to confer with  his committee and mature his plans, he  still failed to prove anything against Mr.  Comb. Now it. seems to me that if that  had been his only business up here, he  would have come better prepared or net  have come at all.  Mr.  Comb    when he arose  to  speak,  complained of being  sick and  did  not  consider  himself equal  to the exertion,  but said he would do his best to give general satisfaction in clearing the matter up.  He commenced by  complaining  of the  treatment he had received _t the  hands  of some unscrupulous persons.   Then he  went on to ask Mr.Smith some questions,  and the very fact of Mr. Smith getting on  his feet three  different  times  to answer  one of the  questions, and then evading it  in the end, shows that he was feeling the  cold sweat running down his back, to find  himself m a fix.    It   could  be   seen, from  the body of the hall, that he was fast collapsing, and people   were 'heard  te  express  feeling  for him.   Then  a speech  about the very thing that he was in Cumberland to complain about  was  his next  move.   He took a letter  from his   pocket  that had   been   sent to Mi.   Morgan  in  Nanaimo, by Mr. Combs only four weeks  ago.    I just  thought another  breech   of  confidence had taken place and had been  shown   up.    To  Mr.   Smith's great   sur-  praise this only  went to prove  that   Mr.  We will, until the   ist of  March, allow a   Big  Discount   on    all  STJITS    __v._STXD   .F^ETTS,  and will sell all  OTBiiOOATS -A. 1ST ID PEAa"AOKBTS  , ���������    "���������       ' - .it f  At   Cost.  This isa chance to get a  Bargain in Clothing  the like of which has   never  happened   before.  Call now while the Stock is Complete.  Combs was a good diplomat and showed -  that hs knew his business ia the interest  of the miners at Union. ...;  Now to come down to the point. Mr.  Smith's business in Cumberland-would,  soon have showed Itself, if lit had not  met with a fire extinguisher on the platform.  It was stated by the chairman that after the Combs and Smith affair was gone  through Mr. Smith -would give an address, but when that time canae, instead  of so doing, Mr. Smith got up and moved a vote of thanks to the chair and ad-  journed the meeting to his own comfort.  To'show the good feeling of the meeting  toward Mr. Combs, a miner moved:  "That we tender our best thanks to Mr.  Combs for his valuable services as check-  weigher ,for the last eighteen months."  This was carried without a dissenting  voice.  I AM  A MINER.  The Kickapoos Going to  Courtenay.  The above company will give two evening's roaring fun, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, March 21 and 22, at  Courtenay. Nothing dry about it ! No  medecine talk. Popular prices i. and  20 cents. Children under ten years, 1:0  cents.  There will be a farewell entercainment  followed by a dance, at Cumberland  Hall, Thursday night.  FARMERS' INSTITUTE.  A Supplementary Meeting of. the Comox Formers'Institute will be held at  Agricultural Hall on Thursday the 2je of  garch 1899, at the hour of 7:30 p. m.  BUSINESS.  Paper on "Preparation of Soil for  Crops," by Father Durand. J. A. Holiday to 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.  FOR SALE.���������The Rabson   farm on   easy  terms.    Apply to L. P. Eckstein..  ST. PATRICK'S, DANCE.  Cumberland Hall was very tastefully decorated with evergreen arches and wreaths  last Friday night for* the dance in honor of  old Erin's patron... Messrs. Carey aud Mc-  Lauchlan, the promoters, took upon themselves the management -with characteristic  enthusiasm, and their efforts were crowned  with complete success.  About fifty ladies and gentlemen weie  present, and, needless to say, all enjoyed a  most pleasant evening.  Among the ladies were noticed Mrs. Bell,  who wore a handsome suit of black trimmed  with pa.samenterie, and her daughter, Miss  Bell who looked very well indeed in a pretty red silk blouse and dark skirt; Mrs. J.  Thomson in black with overall lace;  Mrs. Gleason, in black trimmed with shot  silk and possomenterie. Mrs. Piket looked  xce edingly well in a dress of rich amber  silk covered with black silk chiffon; Miss  Rippon wore green silk; Mrs. M. H. Piercy  wore an elegant costume of black brocade  ailk; Miss Farmer appeared to advantage in  pretty shot silk; Mrs. Woods was dressed  in black and black lace; Miss M.Kane had  on a very smart black dress trimmed with  brocaded silk and pearl buttons; Mrs. Law-  son's trim figure was well set off by neat  black trimmed with shot silk, while her  sister was radiant in a lovely costume of  pink silk brocaded satin, with white lace  trimmings; Miss Magnoni looked very nice  iu black and lace.  Where all were so neatly dressed, it  would be a hard, not to say very delicate  task to say which looked bsst, yet many  were inclined to give Mrs. Hudson a strong  choice for the most handsome suit. She  wore a beautiful navy silk and did it honor.  All the ladies displayed a bow of-green,  and so did the gentlemen, with the exception or one who wore orange favors.  0 Mr, T. Hudson acted as floor manager.  Messrs. Roy and Lavena furnished  first-class music. A dainty luncheon was  served at 12 o'clock, and 2 a. m., saw the  close of a dance, than which none more enjoyable was ever given in Cumberland Hall.  fiarrjugl J. Piercy  Milk, Butter, Eggs,  and Farm  Produce supplied daily.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  Espimalt &' Sanaimo Ry.  ' TIME TABLE" EFFECTIVE  -  , NOV. 19th, 1S98.  VICTORIA TO WEL-lisTGTON.  No. 2 naily. No. 4 Saturday.  A.M; * A.M.  De. 9:00  Victoria De. 3:00   '  "    9:30 fioldpcr-wm "   3:29  "   10:19 Shawnigan Lake .... "' _.M  "   10:58 Duncans -1:45  P.M. . P.M.  "   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.  De. 8:25 "VVellirgton De. 3:10  "   8:46 Nanaimo "3:23  " 10:01 Duncans ' "   4:37  " 10:42 Shawnitfan Lake "   5:08  "11:33     Goldstream  "   5.59-  Ar. 12 00 M.       ... Victoria Ar. G 25 P.M.  Reduced 1 ates ,lo and from all points on  Saturdays and.Sundays good to return Monday.  Kor rales and all information , apply at  Company's Oilio.s.   ���������  A. DUNSMUIR, GfiO. L.COURTNEY.  PitKSimsNT. Traffic Managor. ,  Society     Cards ������  %_������������������������������������_������_���������������������������_���������������������������_*���������������������������i miiii'���������J__���������_������������������������_������������������������������������_������������������������m������������������������������������������������������__���������������������������_������  f  Hiram Looge 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.  ,   Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I.'O. O. F.,:  Union. '  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. Wkyte, Scribe,  1   o, u. 'F. :  Union Lodge. No. jr. meets every  Fnday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting bretb  ren.cordially invited to attend.  -F. A. Anley, R. S.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Bulbs,  Roses,   Hollies,   Rhododendrons,  Fancy   Evergreens,   E.c.  Thousands growing on my own grounds.  Most   complete  stock' in the   Province.  Bees and Bee Supplies. Agricultural   '  Implements.     Fertilizers.  New catalogue now  ready.  M. 0,   HENRY,  604 Westminster Road.  VANCOUVER,  B. O  GORDON    BURDOCK'S . .  ___&-������_&������_������_.      LIVERY  _MnuJ������i_iiEc_HKv^7jillllfcrgi__B       ,"��������� *   **   *���������* 111*  Single ancl Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  Seasonable Prices ���������  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  "  CUMBERLAND, C B.  O.  *     NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading ,to  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  CORPORATION    OP     THE   CITY   OF  CUMBERLAND.  ,    ; Amendment to Glan.'o Two of the Munici-  ; pal Road Tax By-law 1898  The aforesaid tax shall be due and payable to the 'Collector for the Corporation of  the City of-Cumberland,-1 at his office within,  the said C������*r_ oration, on and after the  second daj'of January I.9S.  Read the tir.t time the 30th   da    of  Jan.  -.-; "    " ..co-Hi  " '.'������' '13th ���������."    "Feb.  "    "- third    "    "   27th      "   "    "  Reconsidered and finally passed 27th  day  of Feb. 1S99.  LEWIS MOUNCE,  Mayor.  LAWRENCE  NUNNS,  City Clerk.  CORPORATION    OF    THE    CITY   OF  ', ;.    CUMBERLAND COURT OF  REVISION.  NOTICE ia hereby given that the Court  of Revision for the purpose of hearing all  complaints against the assessment of 1899,  as made by the Assessor of the City of Cumberland, will be held at the Council Chambers, City Hall, on Monday the 3rd day of  April, A. D 3899, ab 10 o'clock a. m.  By order,  L. W. NUNNS,  O. M. C.  Cumberland, B. C.  28fch, February 1899.  , ���������     : ���������r- 11 r--niiniii_iwu_ wi__i__��������� ������_ji_" i'rrn_ii^_n____j_____  .NOTICE.  All persons indebted for milk supplied by Mr. Andrew Seater are kindly  requested"' to pay their accounts. AH  accounts unpaid by the 20th of March  prox, will be placed for collections.  ���������*_  41  7]  A  A  \  ���������_  l*-J  'A  -���������tl  iii  t  '   II  'm  ill  -A  <���������*"  h't'-H  !  m  4  ?m  m  M  i  m  m  ���������'/_i,  m  im  ���������m  hi-  m  HEX


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