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 Pi- ���������  L  ^  _______  >?  ___.  SEVENTH .YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B.  C.  TUESDAY, MARCH   20th.   .900.  PATRIOTIC,  F'JND  Ottawa, March (5.���������The Canadian patriotic fund to date is $_&>,-  1-2.36. ���������      ,"���������'  > 1  From t;ib following .jotep jsEpp houses:  , ' ' t The Steel I. riggs Seed'Co., Lfry  ;D. Ivi. Perky & Co.  ,--..  ' Jay & Co., Victoria, 13. C.  BULK SEEDS:���������        :  - *-    Sweet Peas  (Eckforcl's   mixed), 10 cts.  ,,     per oz., 3 ozs. for 25 cts.  ' Nasturtiums1   (tall),   ,io cts.   per oz.,   3  ozs. for 25 cts.  ' Nasturtiums (dwari),  1 5 cts. per   cz., 2  _  ozs: for 25   cts.  ';  -  Timothy (seal-brand).  * ���������    Red Clover (lynx brand).  - Austrian-Brome Grass.' ;      ,    ���������   ' '  Get our prices before purchasing. _���������  All Seeds warranted fresh. ,    : ;  -COMOX   OdLLIJ-GS.  L'eut. R: S. MoConnell has been  summoned hy wire* from War Of-  ft c to join tho 3rd Worccst". rshites  at once.   -  ani..the nap^y band d-sperstdin a  hapjDy frame of mind and everyone  felt better and more cheerful after  the vociferous dern->i_->tration..  The next d-*y was children's day.  The school wasgi*e:i a. holf holiday by the t:u*-tees and the little  ones formed into a pr cession at  noon and , marched through the  streets with Hags flying making  the air ring'again with their 3'oung  vc.ic-.-s.      At   the    postoflic.   t ey  LOCAL ITEMS.  -Mr. H, C.   Lucas   has purchased [ were 'halted by  their   teacher and;  the bakery from Mr*. Dingwall, a'- j after a few words from Miv Bennett,  so, the'adjoining building which he j and singing "God Save  the Queen"  will   join on  to ,the   bakery.    lie; there was   a injght/   cheer  forth-  has also made a   large dining-room j Queen and 'in an instant, the whole  loathe   convenienee.of   thi- officers ,' town was ovorun with anbisy band  of H. M.   Si.-ps.    This'shows   lh,.t / broken   loose'from   the* ranks like  Mr. Lucas is active to the  require- i grai 1 .s of wheat' tumbling out of-a  ments pf the place.'     "' .bushel measure.  The bricks used "for chimneys by  Mr. Lucas were'some->f those made  at Union;Wharf which ho thinks  very highly of.  ^o .>?*7*7zp?z^'^te 2SS__������^v^^_^__<iag_S_1_5S^  <?A  _ yym .yates street,   Victoria s.������C;  HARDWA_IE7 MlLI^D'-MINING'  MACkllNlSiiy,'.  '   AND FAR-MING   AND   DAIRYING TMP__i__ENTS ,  OF ALL KINDS.  Agents-foi McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write for price- and'particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563.  ^SSelS^^sSSSSSS^^SSSSSSS^^S^^^ -3������^5-?������g������_.________  &&^g������^lg-^&*&������Z^j -������&������&$z������e6sL <_3cS<_:'-?������������������@������_2SS?^_2gSgeS Sg|i  O     ������  CARPETS,      LINOLIUM3,        CURTAINS,  .   WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of all   Kinds, in   the Latest   Up-  torDate Styles, Selected from- Leading Pyianufactiir-  ers throughout the world.  SAMPLES  FREE ON   REQUEST.  W_f _._._��������� JO VII2JG3.  On' Saturday the s. s. Danube-  called in on her way from Skagway  for bunker coal. -, She had a light  passenger , list,- owing t. .the f c  that the -railway.is siill blocked  with snow.'  - Sunday 1the , Amur,' with a part  cargo of   iron for the   White'Pa.s  Ry.  called in,for bunker coal'and  .also 300 tons   co/l ��������� for fh. railwav  at Skagway to"finish her cargo.  'On Monday'the' St.   Paul .ailed  for a ca-tgo'of coalTL-alaska. ' Thi  palatini steamer'has   been a transport,   carrying '['troops   from   S������������  Fra.-.ci<*co to '.-Manilla: ��������� She is   lit-'  , ed up ui h the latest convenience.-'  and'appliance ,'  . _. &ri_ik Pnu-bwas'  Kiilt   t'woye.irs   ago.--for   the   St.  Mi;haels   fade and' is   owned  1 y  the Alaska Commercial Co- of'S?n  Francisco.    She   is  to    make   two  trips to Unala.-ka with   coal b- fore  the Cape Nome season   opens when  she will enter that   trade.    All her  c .purity for freight  is .aken up for  the first trip and also her first-class  berths are all taken at $200 for the  trip from San   Francisco   to   Cape  Nome.  .Mr. T. L. Brown, of Leiser's store  here, has gone .to Victoria for a  visit.  A.&I  M-EETTWG.  Our new Six Story Show- Rooms arc conceded to be the  mos- elaborate, com oleic Home Furnishimr Establishment  in all Canada.    Come and see us whon in Vict >ria.  Mrite to  ���������MWTTJa__Z_H  Hrd:  Complete Furnishers,  r_      Maniples '  ge   free on ���������  Request  VICTORIA, B. C.  *h^3e>������&&������g^ft  AND WEEK  FOLLOWING.  ALL.GOODS ___.-���������  Comox Farmer's Institute met in  Agricultural Hail. Good ������t:en-  dance. Mr. Mil.'er gave a full ac  count of his mission as- delegate to  Central meeting in Jmiuan and  "���������as reappointed to the same position for the nextye'ir  Mr. McPhee pave an address on  the Advantages to b>- Gaino'l hy  Farmer,.' Iustitus. dvvellinir c1 ieflv  on the Co-operative and S atisti. _���������  feature of tlie no^k.  , Dr, Millard continued his ad  dres- on ''Diseases of Stock."  Mr. MePbceS; ideas as experienc-  td that night were such as se- al'! ���������  thinking. Hope it will go further.  1' . Creaniery comes to life again.  Its.desirability becomes mor������ apparent every season. 500 cm. c in  be secured. All that is wanted is  someone to take hold of it.  CBUID3_2_Y DI3APPOIJCJTED.  This world is full of bitter disappointments but   few in   Van Anda  nave   undergone' a   more  bitterly  1 cruel one than did Dave Hicks last  Thursday.    He,  among a  number  of others, saw  a load of. liquor beT  ing driven' past and   as the  team  wended its toilsome way up the hill  from Van   Anda Hotel   lo knd behold a biand  new case  slidvoff the  waggon and lay   in the   middle of  the road all _m.ol.ced by the driv-  ur who'soon turned the corner leaving it   gleaminy in   the   sunshine,  conspictuous and  inviting.   Thee  was aiiuyev of-a'ntlcip.vtiun amiong  those who saw it.   "Geo. Freeland's-  -eyes glittered butlooking back up-**  . n lhe>ell ^ stocked  shelves of his'  dStablishment.he restrained his de-,  ijre   to   get   the   case.-" Hansen's-  Miouth wan-reel but be looked'at'tne*  oottl.-^ behind   him and curbed bis  desire.    But Dave Hick.'had nothing to 1 ok   ba--k   upon   and  with  glorious visions  of good old scotch  >>������������������  p -ssibly   even   champagne   he  made a clash for that beau, iful case  With   strides   that  soggested    the  seven leauged  boots; with the zeal  ' of an inspired prophet "an the anticipations of a   heaven   bound sunt  he climbed    that   hill.    He turned  neither to the right   nor to the left  and at l.-cst with a   rapturous  gaze  which could not   have been equalled by   one   entering  the   gates of  paradise, he siezed that case,    "But  alas, no frail mortality can reckon  on his wealth."���������the  case was empty.���������Van Anda C. M.  o  O  , The frogs 'oegan their annua; eisteddfod on the 15th'.  Swallows appeared .on 17th, ?>���������> h  purple and   green, so  there wa.->   n ''  intermixing of colors.  Account of   the   organizatioi. nf  Fire Brigade will   be given next issue.    There will < be a meeting !>', j[ ���������'��������� ���������  day night.  Owing to   data  reaching   astro"  late we are obliged   to late over .___���������- .  account   of   the   Druid's,   ball���������a  most enjoyable   affair���������until  next'  issue.       ' ,  The'Lord   Mayor of .London has. '.  ,sent an acknowledgment to. Mr, Jas,'  Smith of this   town   for,the receipt \  of������42:l:iQ6n* behalf of . Trans-   .'  vaal War Fund.    Good Again! ���������     ' \,  We are'sorry,to -see,Mr. . George-'/,  Smiih, of   Grantham,; limping . a*,  bout on " crutohe-, he" having;- had'1   '  his foot   infured "by ~*a  rolling lo^f  while he Was working at Texada. - *    -  The Government TravellingKU 'C-  brary has been..called in.. All per->V  sons holding books   will k ndly re-.'"  ,turn .to   News office at, once..to;be    -  shipped   back  in   exchange ..for a/"  new library.  - On the 7th inst. a happy gather- ,' "[  ing took place at Mr. "and. Mrs. F-/'."  Burns'Sand wick,' upon theanni-'-*  vei-sary'of their little girl's birth-" V:  dky. ,-About, 20 neighbors'^ partici-,/ ���������  pated in'the good time. ������      ''������''. - -������������������ f  k    ������M. J. Henry's  new  Cafalogue'is^"*'^  . now in. :th>.hands of the   printers ;-5-<S  a^;wi^be-mai)edtoVyoua^oS  as,out���������probably-about-tVe-lStl. of 7T-^1  March.   ' . ' l ���������'   '" ' i*   . l   J'?-"'  It will be one of   the most com-'"-'   ^  plete lists   ever-issued   by any one '     /  in his line of business on the Coast -   ;^  and he is confident that, if you will    ���������  ']  kindly reserve   your orders until it     ���������'.'-  reaches you -it will be to  your in-    '- "  terestto place' a share ofthem with" '" *::-'  me'.. -    . -, ���������_,*-'-  y.il  "���������'i'ft*  c   '    nu__s 02. snaarETrs.  Partic_   wi-hing . to , enter   the  printing office at this season should  be governed by'the following rules:  Ad wince to the inner door and give  throe distinct raps or kick the door  t'own.    The   "devil" will attend to  tr.e   alarm.    You    will,   give   hi a;  your.name, p'''St   office add ess ai.d  how many years  3-011 are owing for  the   paper.    He will   admit   you.  Vou will -.ulv.<nee   to the   centre of  the ro rn   and    address the   editor  witii   the    following    countersign:  Extend the right,   hand   a1 out two  feet from, the body, wi'h th.-. thumb  and fingers   extended,   the   tliuoib  and index   fingers   clasping   a $10  btil, which drops into the extended  OUR TovV7_r CEiyEBBATES hand of   the  editor, at   the   same  time saying: "Were you looking for  By special to the   News: we were j me?"    The  editor will   grasp your  -o-  B . ��������������� rf-*>4-   -������i  J Udl    _/]  >pened up some   MEN'S   SUITS  for Spring and Summer.    Come and examine.  enabled to give the town-people a  sj.jecial bulletin on Wednesday  night con-'aining >he news of the  surrender of Bloemfontein.  Late as it was a band was'collected . and a procession formed  which marched through both town  and camp with demonstrations loud  enough to satisfy the most critical  of their loyalty and joy at the success of our troops,  Oddies of refreshments were serv-  hancl and the bill at the same time  will say: "You bet!" after giving  himthe news concerning your locality you will be permitted to retire with a receipt for an obligation properly disi.hirged.   O ;   The News War Bulletin gives all  the latfst news of the Transvaal,  Subscribe   ior   the    Bulletin   and  keep posted on the war.    Price per  ed   at all the   hotels   in the place ��������� month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  Mr. E .J. P.Jmer of the Cbeman-  us Mills is  doubling  the  capacfty  of that  concern     He   also has instructions to prepare plans and select a site for- a 10 bond saw mill of  400,000   per diam   capacity some-'  whe-e on   tbe north end   of the Is-**'  land.    As   the _ great bu*k   of ..His  companies lumber trads lies iri'-the  Comox District,   it is not unreasonable to suppose   that this  mill will,'  be built somewhere   close at home.  The company are well aware of the  fact that our district  can be made  one of the first in the province.  ��������� Two   bachelor   residents   of Nob  Hill, No. 4 Slope-,   went out fishing  on   Thur*-dav.    They   had  a   nice--  string of trout and   al-out 12:30 a-  iong-    came   Frank   Crawford    to  havo a bit  of     fi.-hing!     Now   the  first afore aid    bachelors   are   very  keen lis her tii en and are supposed to  have a better knowledge of ihe go- d  spots on the lake than most.people.  T.'.ey arelikewi.-e    both  loyal Britons of strong anti-Boer convic-ions.  .TVpe facts   came to   Frank's mind  as he figured how to get their good  fiishing station to  himself.    "Hello   ,  Jack! Hello B! says he, "Have you  heard the   news?'   "What   news?"  ': W h y th at  B1 oem f o n te i n   h *i s 8 ur-  rendered   and that   Sam Davis last  night rolled   out a ten   gallon ke������  on the strength   of   it."    -'Pull uo   '  that anchor Jack,"  save B., "(J..n/'<-l',  tell us any   more, we'll   hear all a-.  bout it when   we go to   town," ami' v  to town they went-wiih their str'ng  of fish while Frank peacefully fi<h-'"  ed,   unmolested.    The^y   got   i)ack-  home.   Friday     evening,     without  their'fish, but Oh my!  Blood   is   thick.'r than   (Lake),  water. '   'v .J���������TCj__fiC_  ���������*_i_*a___3___fik_E3_=_ug_ .B_5SJ_  __fS-*"  a���������*'"!  V      -  ARVEJT  [Copyright, 1.03, by tbo Author.]  ���������"j'.it, should not have done ti.f*v.  dpuyktc-.," he said at lust, with a _f**?p  s'gh. ���������' Vou have sen I hi in to "his  __alh. The chances ar. 'ten to one  against   his   ever   returning."  At that vory mom ont she heard heavy  r.teps in the hall, followed by a tremendous bans' which shook the house. She  started up with a terrified face, and the  . though, that she had sent a human being; forth to his death came over her  v/ith awful vividness. She saw Falck  'struggling in the waves that swept over  him with roar and foam. She saw him  stretch forth his handy .6 her as if im-  . ploring her to save him, and she fancied  him sinking out of sight in the black  whirling abyss. Slung; with remorse,  she sprung:'across the floor into the outer, hall, struggled for a moment with  the great hall door, and. plunged out  into the ������������oim._. It was, pitch dark except for (a fitful gleam.which moved'a  few hundred feet away from her, vanishing and reappearing- again. A vast  rhythmic roar fined tho sky, and the  leafless   chestnuts   and   maples   in   the  igarden  set up  a  mighty  wail  as  they  ��������� writhed and sw-ayikl' in the wind. The  rain, lashing hei face,'had drenched her  garments in an instant and poured  chilly streamlets down her back. Set-  ,ting her face against the gale���������nay.  throwing her whole might against it���������  'she wrestled with her ghostly foe, fighting    desperately    for  every    inch     of  ' ground; and , ai.niirt.g- .he foot of the pier  -,  just'as the lantern, which had,been her  guiding star, was lowered into the boat.  She, could see nothing and was in dan7  ger  of rushing  into   the  waiter,   which  spouted sky high with foam and spray-  about the head of the pier. Was sho. too  late after all? Her load of guilt seemed  to   press   her    down,  and  an  insidious  numbness was  stealing over her.    She  tried to call Palck's nam?, but her voice  ' was  blown out like a tiny flame that  was' lost   and   seemed   never   to   have  been.     Then'  she   lay  down   flat   upon  the stones and screamed.    Thero came  ' no  response but the  vast,  inarticulate  roar of the storm.    Crawling on hands  and feet for fpar of plunging into the  < .sea,   she -found   that  she  was  making  hotter hendwaj-,  and  as she strove  to  ,  rise she felt a human figure and knew  that it was the one she sought.  " Tn   God's  name   who   is   there?"   he  '    shouted,   arid   she   felt  a   tremor   that  shook him as she clutched him fast to  keepfrom falling. , u  " J. was wrong. You must not go,"  she called back.  "Hulda! God have "mercy on you.  How came ycu here?" he cri^d, in stupefied wonder. " You are cold and wet.  Here, take my >rain coat, I shall not  need it."       ���������  " KcA unless you come with mc*. I  shall never he happy unless you come.''  He stood holding her tightly clasped  -in his arms, and a great glow of joy  spread through his being.' She could  not be happy unless he came. Foolish  -would ho be to throw- away a life made  precious by that confession. And she  nestled in his em-brace as she had  never done before. The glow in his  blood alternated with tiny shivers, and  a ccol breeze of ecstasy swept through  his nerves. It scarcely occurred to him  that the embrace might be involuntary,  as she needed support to keep her footing. But suddenly, as he was about  to surrender to the dellghit of secure  possession, it dawned upon him that if  ��������� he  plucked  this  tempting fruit  before  '.he had earned  it he .would have cause  for regret.   It was ignoble to accept the  ���������crown  without   the  dust,' to  claim  the  reward   and  omit   the  toil.   She   might  not in her present exalt.d mood see it  in that light, but when her reason reasserted itself sho would despise him for  having imposed upon her, winning her  admiration   for   a   more  willingness   to  ������������������per-iorm a deed which he never perform  ed.    Tho shouts of tho man in the boat  reached him through the wind, and reluctantly   releasing  her he  kissed  her  brow and said:  -  'I Farewell,  Hul<_a." ���������  'j But   you   are   not   going ?"  ".Yes;     it must b_.    Farewell."  A rope was flung to him, and he secured it about his waist as he descended   the  stone  st-eps,   and  awaited     his  chance   to   leap   into   the' boat,   whioh  was   tossing   wildly   on   the   windward  side of the pier.    The very moment he  withdrew  his  hand  he vanished  utterly.    It was as  if the gloom  had swallowed him up.    Tfcei. was an instant's  lull in the storm, as if it were holding  its breath, and  in  that lull she had  an  impression   (hat   someLhing   black   was  whirled pas. hor vision, and helplessly  swept   away   into   thait   vast      roaring  chaos which filled the earth and sky.  Hulda never knew how or when she  reached the.house, for her. memory was  a blank as to what intervened between  the parting at the pier and her standing in tlie hall, dripping wet and  shivering, surrounded by the whole  family, and distracted by their anxious questions. Hor mother loomed up  above them ail. severe and unsympathetic, . and ff'ulcla. read her doom  in her stern and rigid countenance.  She knew that to her mind she was  little better than a murderess. She had  chosen this way of thwarting her parent's plan, ridding hersel. of an inconvenient lover. The very monstrous-  ne-ss- of the suspicion, though it stung  her to the quick, aroused a sense of  outrage. Clinching ben teetn, and conquering all tremulous weakness, she  mounted the stairs, went to her room,  and locked the door. She expected every  moment to hear her mother's step in  the hall, but to her surprise only her  father followed her, and after lingering irresolutely at tiie head of the  stairs, as if he were pondering wfoat  tone he ought to assume toward her,  he tapped on the door..  " Can I  come  in,   dear ?"  he queried  gently.  " No, father.    I _,m so cold.    I must  undress."  " Can   I  send   Magda.  to   you ?"  "No,  thank you,  father.      I'd rather  be  alone."  depended on his safety. The vision o_  his dead body sinking, sinking through  the green' depths of th-e "sea and  hideously mutilated by shanks pursued  her, and would leave her no peace  She walked excitedly up and down the  floor, as if to run away from it. She-  rubbed her eyes hard, as if to wipe it  out. But whatever she did, wherever  she turned, there it was again, and  would not be banished. She sat down  on the bed, and tried to reason calmiv  She grasped h-sr head 'in her hands  pressing her palms against her temples in order to still the wild fury of  thought. But it was'all'in vain. The  fact rpmfijneil, anri could not be reasoned away. She head made use of her  power over him to send him to his  death. That he was 'dead she could not  doubt. It would be a miracle" if a fraiJ  human life had escaped out of that demoniac uproar of the raging elements.  If he had not loved her, he never  would have heeded her taunt, and it  she had not' known how deep' and  strong his Jove was she would not have  taunted him, 'for, though it had been  far from her. purpose to mock, there  was yet an implied taunt in her words  which would have stung any one but  a poltroon. And was it not base and  ignoble on her part to slay Wm, as it  were, with, that love which he bore her,  the love which filled his empty life,  and  alone  made   it   beautiful ?  She began mecnanieally to undre-ss,  spreading her wet clothes over the  backs of chairs, but stopped every no**.  'and then as If s'h-e had suddenly forgotten what she was doing. A violent  fit of shivering seized her, and she  flung , hersel. down 'on the bed, and  wrapped the blanket about her. Then  Magda came and knocked at the door,  demanding to be admitted, but Hulda  lay staring into,the'air, scarcely comprehending What was expected of her,  and flv. minutes elapsed, during which  Magda's knocking grew more impatient.  The creaking of the huge chestnuts  in the garden as they < writhed and  swayed was full of'ten-ible suggestions,  and the great. harp-like wail that  swept skyward with each mighty crescendo of the blast made her shudder  to the marrow of her bones. ,A black  whirlwind, sultry and oppressive, seemed to be gyrating perpetually aibout  her, and Falck's face, ghastly white  and distorted, kept staring at her with  reproachful, despairing eyes out of the  gloom.    ���������  Magda, receiving no response to her  knocking, became alarmed at last, and  ran for Nils, who came and turned the  key in the lock with a pair of pinchers.  Hulda was undressed, and doctored  with various household remedies, which  filled' the room with their pungent  odours. For three or four hours her  sister sat holding her hand, and with  her cool pailm stroking her. forehead.  In spite of the younger girl's affection for tlhe elder, she could not rid  herself of a certain vague jealousy of  her sorrow. There was something so  thrilling in having lovens'and that sort  of thing, w_io wrang their hands and  plunged into the jaws of de-at'h, and did  ail sorts' of wild and interesting-.-hings  for your s'alce. Magda did,not exactly  begrudge 'her sister this felicity, but she  yearned with a deep heart hunger for  similar, experiences of her own, and  would have welcomed almost any masculine creature who might be disposed  to reli-eve the blankness ��������� of her existence. ~ '  The morning came at last, and  though the weather was thick and raw  the storm had abated. There was no  perceptible dawn, but the grey sky began toward noon to show a vague suffusion of light. The lower strata of  clouds, which were being chased inland  by a high wind, of which but an occasional breath was felt below, spread in  wide tattered sheets over the forests  and sent" down precipitate showers  when squeezed in between the mountain tops.  Hulda arose with a sense of heaviness and aching fatigue, and was coaxed -by her father to bear him company  at breakfast. Though she strongly suspected him of eating a second breakfast in order to induce her to eat, she  allowed herself to- be hoodwinked, and  managed to swallow an egg and a cup  of coffee. The pastor held no suffering  to be comparable with that of hunger,  and no wretchedness to be unbearable  unless hunger were superadded. He  therefore brightened up visibly as soon  as he perceived that his ruse was successful, and cheerfully .stuffed himself  with bread and butter, smoked salmon  and cold ham, in the hope of enticing  her to follow his example. And there  thoy sat for twenty minutes, affectionately hoodwinking each other, each  shamming a hearty appetite in order  to deceive th; other. ' Though the  thoughts of both, with an agonized persistence, clung about Falck and his  fate, his name was not once mentioned.  It was a great relief to Hulda when  the comedy was at an end, and she  could again surrender herself to her  grief. Throwing a shawl about her  shoulders, she hastened, clown to tlie  pier,  and there  again,  to  her  dismay,  SNAKES LOVE MUSIC.  HERE'S   A   TALE    THAT   PROVES   BEYOND  DOUBT TH&T THEY  DO.  Aud,tlie Story Must Be Trnc, Becansc  tlie >3nii Who Told It Declares That  lie Wm an Eyewitness of the Wonderful Performance.  was possible, i accordingly took np a  concealed position in thp church shortly  after dusk. I was assisted somewhat by  the fact that the' moon shone into the  building aud illuminated a small space  around the organ. It was no sooner fully  dark than 1 heard a slight rustle and a  moment, later saw none other than my  old friend, the black snake, wriggle bis  way upon the music stool. He was not  alone, but was followed'by half a dozen  or more of his companions, who formed  a shiny black mass upon the stool.   You  - "Some years  ago,"  said  the  musician  who   declared   that   snakes   loved   music I can imagine that  1 was amazed as I had  and who was telling tho story  to prove , never   been    before,   but    1,  resolved   to  his assertion,  "1 -was the organist  in  a  J await developments.' The next move 1  noticed was that nil the snakes, apparently, under the 'direction of my old acquaintance, put their heads against the  lid, and, pushing all together', it went up  as  easily  as   if   I   had   lifted   it  myself.  little country church near the Blue mountains in J-C_ulykill county. . The mountains were full of snakes. 1 used often  to go out'in tlie woods aud take my cornet along, just to have a little music and  practice by myself. One day I was sit- j Then all the other snake's got down. His ���������  ting on a log by a spring, playing softly ' musical snakeship then let down a coil  and  hardly  thinking about  what   I   was i ������������"������* grasped a.lever that started the wa  doing, when 1 suddenly saw a giant  black snake very close to me. coiled up  aud swaying his head' to the rhythm of  the tune. I am not afraid of snakes and  knew this one to" be as harmless as a kitten, so 1 was more amused thau fright-1  ened and continued to play a variety of  airs for him to see the effect. He,appeared to enjoy it immensely, and when  I played something lively he seemed to  become almost delirious in his gyrations.  I concluded that if he had legs he would  surely dance, "and as it was his motions  were exceedingly graceful and his ideas  of time excellent. His eyes shone with  the pleasure  it was giving him. and  his  ter motor that did the pumping, and everything was ready.  "Then, seated coiled on the stool, he  began to press the keys with his head,  and of course produced, the corresponding  notes on the instrument. Sometimes to  vary this he would jump bodily upon the  bank of keys aud- wriggle along, producing a most weird and curious jumble of  sounds. As he proceeded he became more  and more excited aud violent, and the  other snakes danced and writhed round'  until I could imagine what it must be to  have delirium tremens. I was so interested that'l let them go on for a full hour,  when suddenly making a 'noise they .all  forked  tongue fairly seemed  to  blaze' in scurried away.   1  pretended to the mem--  the ecstasy of his enjoyment.   Suddenly, bers'of the congregation  that 1  had'not  I stopped, and he seemed a  very "picture found out what it  was and thus was en-  of    sadness    and . disappointment.   ' Ho a bled   to  eujoy   this  novel   spectacle  on  crawled close up to me and a'sked me to several   succeeding   evenings. " When ��������� 1  resume just as plainly as if he knew ev- ,finally  told  them,  no one  would   believe  ery word in the''English language. me, and I think it was, partly on this ac-<  "It   suddenly   occurred   to   me   that   it count  that  1   soon  after   lost  my   place.  A Prisoner's Release.  A Bright Youth of Eighteen Suffered so  Badly from Asthma find Bronchitis ,  that he was Forced to Item-tin in an  Air-tight ,110 om for Months at a  Time. Dr. Clarke's ICo'la Compound  Cured.' '���������  Mr. Li. O. Lemienes, C. P.  R. Engineer, .56  Alexander Street, Winnipeg, writes:���������"My son,  who is just eighteen years of ago   has been a  terrible sntterer from asthma and bronchitis .  during eight years.   I have .pent,hundreds of  dollars with doctors and many remedies, but he ,  became worpe each'year.    Many  times he'-be- ,  canio so weak and the ai.tnolts so severe, that  we thought each would be his last.   For months  at a time he has been co'ifined to the house in  an air-tight room, and contuiuallj treaied with  mustard plasters and poultices to keep him  from choking.   About  the first of September  wo heard of Clarke's Kola Compound, mid purchased in all seven bottle..     Vv hile taking tho  first four the chance was very Flight, t ut shortly   ���������  aftor taking the fi*ih he gradually became bet- '  tor, and could soon go out any day, mid since  completing the treatment lias been completely  cured.   Ho goes out in  the severest Manitoba  weather and exposes himselt  to severe tests,  and the attack*- have not returned.   It certainly has been a blessing to him, and'I feel it my  duty to highly recommend it to any person  troubled with this disease" ' * ' -  Clarke's Kola Compound is the only permanent cure for asthma yet discovered, and it has  cured over .00 cases in Canada alone. Sold by  all drugtista. Sample sent to any nddress.  Enclose 5 cent stamp. Adar^ss I ho (.riffl Iih &  Macph.rson Co., 121 Church Street, Toronto.  would be an interesting experiment to  see if he would follow the,music. So 1  got up and playing softly began to walk  away.    He   followed at  once,  and   1   led  However, by placing a lock on the organ'  aud stopping up all holes, by which the  snakes could enter the church ,1 put an  end   to  the  nocturnal   concerts,   and  the  him along down, to the church.   When T - people were satisfied that the ghosts, or  :".***$4   ytyy  CHAPTER XIV.  It is terrl*ble what an amount of anguish can be compressed into a single  nigh-t. She did not love Falck any better than she had ever done, an-d yet it  seemed that  her   whole  life's  hoPDihess  unlocked the ��������� door, he followed, me in  without hesitation'and came right after  me up into the organ loft. 1 then tried  him with the organ, and he was even  more delighted than with the cornet.  Finding that he -would never get enough  of the music,' I was obliged at length to  drive him away by main force.'  "The next day I went into the church  to. practice and had not been long at it  when I heard a rustle on the carpet, and.  looking down; there was his snakeship  taking it in. and when I finished I had to  drive him away again. By the next  Sunday 1 had-almost'-forgotten about the  incident, when, just; as we were in the  midst of the second hymn, I suddenly  heard a screaming and screeching among  the female members of the choir, as? if  some one were scalping them all at once.  1 looked up just in time to see my friend,  the snake, disappearing with a shower of  hymnbooks and stools hurled by the  male members of- the choir Hying after-  him. However, he escaped, and I said  nothing about my previous' acquaintance  with the reptile. You may,imagine that  it broke up the service for awhile, but  finally everything quieted down and went  ou as usual.  "After that the snake came again for  many weeks every time I practiced, but  it seems that lie had become convinced  that it was daugi\ms when others were  present,, so he newer again entered the  church during service, though doubtless  he was listening at a safe point outside.  "Soon afterward members of the  church reported that they had heard  mysterious breathings of the organ at  night in passing the church and inquired  whether 1 was practicing.' I assured  them that 1 was not. This occurred several times, and as it could not be satisfactorily explained it aroused a deal of  comment, and some of the more superstitious began to whisper that the church  was haunted and that the spirit of a  former organist was at the bottom of it.  As the mystery was beginning to tell on  the nerves of the neighborhood as well as  on my own 1 determined to ferret it out.  The music would generally sound as if  some one were touching the keys with  oue finger, though sometimes a number of  keys would be depressed simultaneously,  but whenever 1 would enter the church I  would find no one there. The organ,  however, would be open, though 1 had  left it closed when I last used it.  "One evening 1  determined to make a  night   of  it and  solve  the mystery  if  it  whatever it was, had ceased to- walk.  After such an experience nobody'can1 convince me that snakes do not have a love  of music and a taste for it."���������Pittsburg  Times. . ���������  Misery,   may    love   company,    but' it  doesn't entertain its company very well.  SPELLING  REFORM.  A' fisherman sat on the quay,  Partaking of afternoon tuay,  When a lady came by  Who winked with one'y  And whispered, "No -sugar for muay."  'A man was committed to gaol, ���������  For stealing a tenpenny naol.  The judge was severe   *    ',  ,   - And gave him one yere.  Without", any "option of baol.   ,  A grand old bootmaker of Hawarden  Used to spend the whole day, in his gawardcC,,  ^      "When his friends askt him why, '  He lookt up at the sky.  But' only replied. "Beg your pa war den."  It is said that Nathaniel Fficnnes  Lived wholly on bread and broad bblennaai .  . .When invited to cat  '"  But a morsel of meat.  He answered, "Just think what it mrate.inef I"  A thoughtful young butcher named Mowll  Had a tender and sensitive sowll.  When he slaughtered a sheep,  He always would weep  And pay for a funeral towll.  A sailor who sported a queu*  Was civil to all that he knueue.  If he came under fire.  He used to retire  And say, with a bow, "After yueua."  The dowager Duke of Ruccleugh  Was famous for Irish steugh.  When asked,  "Po you use    .,  Any onion in si use?"  He cautiously answered. "A feujh."  A groom of tne royal demesne  Was the finest old man ever sesne,  But he kept out of sight  In a ditch day and night  For fear of annoying the quesne.  The amiable Commodore Haigh  Set sail down the channel one daigh.  When askcu, \*Do you know  Which direction to go?"  He answered," "I'm feeling my waigh."  One autumn the Marquis of Steynes  Shot a partridge with infinite peynes.  Then he cried: "I'm afraid  .    Of the havoc I've maid!  See���������only one feather remeyncs!"  ���������Westminster Gazette.  OwtcrrovTH  It.  "Paw," asked .-Tommy, "what becomes of a cowboy when he grows  up?" . .' ���������  "I presume he becomes a horseman,  my sou.'" replied Mr. Tucker. "Don't  bother me with foolish questions."���������  Chicago Tribune.  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Address1���������  W __.__ "br^eall-in ataiiy'o'ffice-and c usul me free  1>  474 Main St,   Winnipeg,    Man.  ;WAR  Write ' to-day  ���������", ,   * ��������� T/*������dou. i M'��������������� i cli - lo- ��������� W r Offi x   has re-  ���������eiv������a������iU-Mia.ria/rori Koberli  -_i:-i>uuciMg  ''"   thr U'u.    F.e-.eti t)-id',re.'ch.d, ,Bto.tiif.)ii  ���������'   t>  i*l *���������'*-< vt t'g ��������� a*<d ,. ...^pitd   two hih.  c o������e to the railway .-.tat on  J Loudon", March   13 ���������Loid  Roberts tele-  j-'ftphsirom Ventei-.'s-iVlie't- Our inaroii  was  TV3"  Bli  T.T  Nianaimo,-Maich 14.���������Special to r  the   News��������� L^rd-    Roberts    with  forces   has' entered   bloomfontein.  President S'ein   has   handed   oyer  m opposed aud we   are   uowolS   miled fiom   I   the keys of public    offices    aid   the  British flag flies over the Presidency  9#  Eloomfbntein. The civairy division is as.  trulethe railway 6 miles south of- Bloom-  fonte'o. Tin re were 70 killed ^.o '2sL  wounded by expanding bu-iets u._.a lieu _  by the Boer������. A despatch from ths s_ne  place to-day aays: I directed (Jen French  if there ������<***. tune before dark to aitzt- the  railway station at Bloomfontein aud secure  the rolling stock. At midnight 1 received  a rtp.rt from him that af er tome oppos-i-  tiou had occupied two hills close to the  station which command Bloo.afoutelu. A  brother o! President Steyne is captured. I  am now starting with third division The  rest of the force'will foil *w as quickly in  osaible. Rumors of relief of M.tekiug ���������>���������---  oame more circumstantial to-day hue sjiil  liok confirmation.  Drefoi.teiu, JJ-mh, IL��������� Robert's march  htiewasona scorching day. The Bojis  stubbornly contested every fnot of ground  fleeing only at dusk. Tne Boers however  ultimately hoisted the white Ha* and wne .  Col. Broadwood advanced he was surpria d  to find the B era had takeu adv-tuttine of  the cessat.on of fire. t������ e-������cape at du.k.  Loudon, Narch 13.--Tn. U. S. Govern-  meut at the request ������)f Kruger and S Bey no  has offered to the British Government its  ���������services 's intermediary wi'h view of l>ring*_  ing about peace in South Africa. L *rd  Salisbury has declined tbe good "ollioes of  the United States.  Ladysmith, Micrli n.-The main body  of the enemy is in position at Kigg.-uM-  befg. Jpubert is at G-lencoe. There is  reason to believe that a few Boera are at  Dundee, though the place is well fortified.  Durban, March 12,���������Gew. -White ha������ arrived here and embarked on a transport for  Bast London.  Loudon, March 12 -In   the   House   t--.-  day Lord Salisbury read the British G .*-  croment's reply to Presidents Kiujfer and  gteypere peace negotiations. Tbe oot-  9lVding sentence is as follows: Hex* Maj .���������������-  ty's Government can , only answer your  honors'telegram by saying it is not prepared to : assent to the independence* of  either the South African Republic or. tho  Qrange Free State.  L lud'in, March 14.���������������������������The followiug is  Lora Robert's d.-sp_tch to the War Office  announcing the occupation of Bloomfontei-i. ���������  Bloomfontein, March 13, S p. m ���������By the  help of God ancl by the, biavery of Her Majesty's soldiers, the troops under uiy command have taken possescion" of Bluomfon-  teiu.The British flag now dies over the  P esidenej, evacuated last evening. M*-  Seem, late President of the Orange Free  Slate, Mr Fo.ter, member of the late *xe-  cutive of Government, tbe Aiayor, the secre-  retary to the late govern ent, the lind  rost and other officers met me two miles  from town aud surrendered the keys of the  public offices. The euemy have withdrawn  from the ne;ghborhood and all seems quiet.  The inhabitants of Bloomtouteiu gave the  troops acord.il welcM-e.  Tne above dsap-r-cn though' dated Tuesday was not received at the War Orfice till  7:30 this evening,   vV.uue. lay, 14.  Cape To aii, March 14.��������� Col.   Plummet* is  now within 40 miles ol M-ifekmg.  Jusc trausiwed that another plot has  bjju discovered to freo the Boer prisoners  at Simonstowu. T'ae remarkable quantities of watermelons arouaed comment aud  investigation discovered that compromising  letters were cOi.taiued in the melons. Tho  writers planned the'escape of the captives.  Great satisfaction is felt here that the bulk  of the prisoners sails for St. Helena, to-night.  Tobalfcsi, March 14. ��������� Plumuier'. force has,  reached here on the IUh. He has disposed  of the Boer police posts here aud is ac'iveiy  pushing his advance southward.  Loudon, March, 15.���������Further derails  from Bloomfontein are as follows: BI.*-*n--  fontein surrendered at 10 to-day aud was  occupied at uoou. President Steyne w-ith a  majority of the fighting burghers ha? 6.vd  northward, Gen. .French was within five  mi'ej Monday and sent a message thre.ir.eu-  ing to bombard uule.s it' r.urrtndsred by 4  a.m. Tug .clay. Awhile ilag was hoiitei.  making a formal surrender and Roberto entered at noon. He received a tretnendou..  Ovation.    After  visiting public building j ha  ECHff  LEADING   BARBER  and  _tj^:x:i:d:__:e_ mist  1 i.  ,   Keeps a  Large   Stock  1    of Fire  Arms.- Amuni-  tion     and    Sporting  ��������� -' Gdoch;   of   all   descriptions.    ��������� ,  Cumberland, J    B.  C.  SUHDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skrvices n  lie  evening., , REV. J.    X.   Wll.LEMAR  ������������������ector. ,  ST. GEORGE'S   PRESBYTERIAN  JHU'RCH.    o   .--/ICL-.S  at  ir   a.m. and^  7P  ni. Sunday   School   at  2:30.    Y. P.  ���������;  C  E.  meetb.ii   the  close* of evening  .ervice.'   Rev. W. C.   Dodds, pastor.  ������ METHODISE CHURCH.-Servicks  .it ihe usual hours morning and evening  !_pworth   League meets  at the close   of  ���������>venm_ service.   Suiulay School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor  '    K     ,     *  * ' *  St!   Jo_n's   Catholic   Churc_���������Rev.  J. A. DurandJ Pastor. . Mass'   ou   Sundays  it   11-o'clock, a.  ���������he afternoon. - <  m.      Sunday   School   in  Society     Cards  OOQOG'vOOCK >'- >< >Cii -00'J'  o  o  o  o  c  o  o  o  J������3<T2D  o  o  G  c  o  o  o  o  I am   prepared   to  furnish Stylish Kigs.  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  ������D. KILPATRICK,     ^  o '   Cumberland c  :'.)0000000   OO3OO00OO0  o  o  I  c  o  c  .0  weut to the towa offioia'.1 residency of Pr*s-  i leut Steyne folio .ved by a cheering oro* d  who waved a (British flag and sang tbe Brit-  ish national anthem.. .They weie in a cou���������  di;iou of frenzed - excitement. Roberts hat-  his headquarters,.at tHe Eiefideut's'' h.'UM-  and mauy Briti-sn wounded are in trie buil-i'  iug. The railway is not i-ijnred... . . - "  > Pittoria, March, 13.��������� The burgher-i wil<  .onli cea.e fi^htinK with deatli. Our forces  are returoiug in good order to our first lin  of defence on our owu soil. Tae Natal  campaign was longer in our favor than w.  expected. The British will* never reach  Pretoria. The burghers, Steyne, Joubert  and myself as well as all others are noted.  God helps us.    (Signed) Kruger.  Cape Town, March 14.���������The British under Mefchuen have returned to' KLmberly at  ter the occupation of Boshofk in Orange  Free State. Guns ancl 7,000 rounds of ammunition were s'ezed and a stroi'g garrison  eft to guard the town. Nearly all the ie������  ideuts were wearing biack as <the Boshofk  Beers lost 200 meu at the Battle of Belmont.  Cape Town, March 15.���������The Transvaal*  : ers at Bloomfontein threatened to turn  their guns on the town if the peace advo  cates refused to fight but it was of no use  and they fled. The Briti.h rre working  Free State Ry. and Bloomfontein is now the  bi3e of operations for the advance on Pretoria. ..  London, March 15.���������Lord  Salisbury  ha.  aunouueed   that    Her   Majesty's   Govern  m-nt does not propose to accept  the   intervention of any P.wer  in the   settlement  of  South African affairs.  VICTORIA  NEWS.  Victoria March 14.���������A delegation of business men called on Governor Moluue. yesterday to urge the imperative necessity of  an early edection to bring to an end tho  present unsatisfactory stat������ of affair-i in  politics. His Honor stated than he had uo  reason to believe that another session of  legislature would not be held before end of  fiscal year. Martin said last uigtet there  would be no difficulty.about holding a session be fere end of tiscal year. He said  there would be dissolution and election at  earliest possible date. Argument corn-  meaced yesterday re Goal Miues regulation  act and will continue to-morrow.  Victoria, March 15.--Premier Martin  weut over to the Mainland last night aud it  is expected that on his 1 r.turn he v ill an  nounce the new members of his Cabinet. A  well defined rumor is that Dr. Lewis Hall,  dentist of this city, had beau, off.tod a  portfolio but that negouition. are not yot  completed.  Hiram Loo^e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C '  ',     . Courtenay B. C. ��������� ;  Lodge meets on (?.very Saturday on or  beforeUie full of.the moon   ,   .   -,      /  Visiting'Brothers   cordially requested  to attend. *        '   .*, -  R. S. McConnell, .  Secretary  t. c  Cumberland  Encampment.  > ,  ���������-      ,No. 6,-I. O. p. F.,   Union.  I T     * ^ ,  ' Meets eve'rv alternate' Wednesdays,ot  each month at> =30 o'clock p.m. Visiting  Uiethien coidially invited to attend.  .,   y ��������� ' ' Chas. \Vkyte, Scribe.  ������toss;:  c.  H./TARBELL  DEALER - IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Espm&it & Nanaimo Ey.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 naily. No. _ Saturday  A.M.  De. 9:00  Victoria   ���������'    9:28 Gold.cream... .  "   io:l_ Shawnigan Lake  "   10:4. Duncans   l-VM.  ��������� ���������   i*_:2_        Nanaimo  P.M  ..De. 4:2n  ... "   4:,j3  ..." "5.39   6:15  _\M.  .._        7:41  Ar. 32.10 '.Wellington Ar. 7-55  WELLINGTON   TO VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Saturday.  A.M. A*M*  Do. 8:05 Wellington......... De. 4:2=j  ������������������   _���������-**       ' Nanaimo       ���������������:������������������������*  '���������   9:5o'!: Duncans... 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IT! /-> X.    _ r        T-_-*.T>Xr       1,1 J  FOR SALE���������Near Courtenay,  211 acres. Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id.  For particulars apply at this  office.  FOR SALE CHEAP���������And on  easy Terms, a house and six acres  of land at Comox. ! Apply at, this  office.  WORK  u  PRICES������  Riding on locomotives and   railway oars  of   tne    Union   Cpjliery;  Company by any   person   or   persons���������except train crew���������is strictly-  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal, for allowing same  By order  ���������Francis'D    Little  Manager.  A BARGAIN.  Anyone wishing to secure a,  house and lot of land very cheap  will do well to. call at this' office..  The owner intends to leave and.  will sell at a big sacrifice.  FOR SALE:   ,01d   papers  ply at News Office.  Ap .������! '-  WOMAN AND HOME.  .  ���������-*������������������*  THE PRESIDENT OF SAN FRANCISCO'S  RED CROSS SOCIETY.  The   Modern   Mother���������Fault    Finding  Girls���������"Growiii.*-   PainH"-Xot   Meant  For Feminine Eyes���������Fresh   Air  For  - the Bahy.  Mrs. John F. Merrill of San Francisco,  upon whom was conferred the honor of  membership in the Association of Military Surgeons, is the wife of John F.  Merrill of the Arm of Hoibrook, Morrill &  Stetson. She was among the first to respond to the caJI for Red Cross workers  in .California. Within a few weeks the  calls were so .urgent and so many that  San Francisco men and women perfected  separate organizations, and Mrs. Merrill  was elected to, the executive position. In  addition to this she was a director in the  state organization of which Mrs. W. B.  Harrington .was president. For months-  Mrs. Merrill worked every day and far  into every night. She directed an untold  number of activities, foi- the Red Cross  work in San Francisco knew no bounds.  was pinned so tightly into his clothes  that when once dressed his little body  felt exactly like a bolt of ribbon or a  pudding has?���������a full, well stuffed pudding  bag. And those pins! They nearly were  the death of me. We didn't havo safety  pins those days, and the most amazing  number of the little sharp steel ones were  used Sometimes I've undressed my  younker' half a dozen times just to seeif  the pin points weren't sticking in the  wronar and pain givinz direction But  it's different now ' A mother told me tbrother day tbat only one safety pin wa������-  iT-ed in that wardrobe of her small  d-sn-jliter and that they'd been thinkinc  ������ei-ionsl.v of doing away tvith that one  only they hadn't found anything that was  . quite so convenient in the way of buttonr  or tapes."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  MRS. JOHN F. MERRILL.  Thousands  of   Red   Cross   workers  and  thousands pt soldiers who were encamped  in   this   city   will   remember   the,  sweet  faced, gentle  woman  who found a way  out of every difficulty.    If the laws of the  organization precluded the doing of something necessary, Mrs.  Merrill made it a  matter   of   personal   concern.      Nothing  was too much  trouble for her.     Besides  the executive work,she gave personal attention' to the letters from mothers who  were   spending   anxious   days   in   other  , states.    On   Sunday*,  when the   routine  work of the society "'apscd. Mrs:  Merrill  cvisit*d the camps an.^;hospitals to see for*  herself what she might do for the best  interest of all.  ' Her work did not cease with the war.  She is almost as busy as ever,  for the  San   Francisco  society  of  which   she  is  head maintains the reading, writing and-  living room at the Presidio for the convalescent, soldiers and the well ones who"  want to avail themselves of its privileges.  AH these responsibilities have not made  Mrs.   Merrill   neglect one of the dearest  interests of her life���������the Children's hoc-  pital.   Added responsibilities have simply  made her a still better economist of time.  She'is a member of Sorosis and the Century   club,   but   has   been   seen   at   their  gatherings but a few times since more serious   matters   ha\*-e  occupied   her  attention.���������Saa Francisco Chronicle.  The Modern Mother.  "I   always    smile  to  myself,"   said    a  sweet  old lady  the other day.  "when   1  hear old   fashioned   folk   poob  pooh   the  ���������    ways of the modern mother.   1 just wish  I   had   known   as  much   when   the   stork  brought my first little one.   Did I have a  thermometer   to   test   the   water   of   his  bath?   No, indeed, and there's no telling  how often the  little  cherub  was  nearly  parboiled.  Aud those dreadful long tubed  nursing bottles!    I   understand  that  the  present day mother would  as soon giye  her  little blossom   a  dose  of  poison.    I  don't wonder at it.   The milk always did  sour quickly   in  them,  and  of course  it  never occurred  to  me  to  boil  the  paraphernalia.   Another  thing  that  I've  noticed  is  that  this  generation  of  women  make such sensible mothers.   They read  up to date books ou  baby training,  and  they know such a lot about pulse  beats  and temperatures and things of that sort  that we always relied  upon the  family  doctor to tell us about.  "I   was  just   reading  the  other  day,"  chimed in the skeptic, "that an old doctor  who has been officiating at births for 40  years says that each year's crop is a little  bit   worse  and   more   troublesome   'and  nervous and fussy and colicky than that  of the previous 12 months.' "  . "Don't you   believe it," the uweet old  lady declared.    "I have always said that  a   nervous mother  will   have  a  nervous  baby, although it doesn't invariably happen that way. particularly if the baby is  not a nursing child.    But your grandfather   will   tell   you   how   be   walked   the  floor o' nights, or else how he terrorized  a small infant by spanking or something  of that sort.     Babies have had stomach  aches  and   teething   fracases  ever  since  Cain and Abel worried Eve into a condition   of   nervous   prostration   and    gave  Adam a hoppless case of insomnia.  "I often think of the time when my  first baby made this earth a paradise for  me. My mother always superintended  the daily bath. It was a great event.  The room was got boiling hot. and all the  clothes were got out. and if a single garment was overlooked and had to be hunted up after tbe bathing performance had  begun I was called to task for my negligence in good shape. Tbe whole family  stood about in awe as the event progressed. Baby was dabbled as gently as if he  were a piece of cut glass or made of real  lace and chiffon. We used to think that  the water must be put on carefully and  removed with the greatest gentleness. It  was all in great contrast with thp work  of tbe mother of today, who puts her  baby into a tubful of water and lets him  splash and kick and enjoy life.    My baby  Fault Finding Girls.  ,No one likes the fault finding girl very  much, although she is often treated with  great deference simply that she may not  spoil the good times of all her associates.  I hope her class is not well represented  among  the  readers  of  this  department,  for I don't want to think of her as one of  my girls;    That is rather ill  natured,  1  must  confess,   but  the fault  finding girl  usually has a bad effect on the temper of  any one  who has much to do with  her,  and  I  am personally acquainted .with a  most aggravating..specimen of her class.  Worse  yet,   I   can't   reform   her,  and   1  can't   run  away  from  her.     Should   she  read, this   article   it   is   doubtful   if   she  would take oue word of it to herself, for  in   her   own   opinion   she  .has   no   faults,  worth mentioning.    She cails herself critical,  and  she is very  proud of  the  fact  that she finds defects where others have  offered  praise.    In her opinion  to praise  is to betray  ignorance, to criticise  is to  know what you are talking about, and so  she goes  through   life searching  for  defects  and   blinding  her  eyes  to  possible  beauties, and every one, feels as if under  a threatening cloud  when  obliged  to  be  near her.  I believe in honest criticism, but despise fault finding, and it is not at all difficult to distinguish between these two  qualities. One of, the best critics I ever  knew was never heard to find fault with  anything. "This is good." she would say:  or, "This is decidedly the best;" or,  "Now, here is a piece of work that is  really worth considering." She possessed fine discrimination, and we were glad  to study that which she pronounced good.  There was no .need to point'out .defects.  In studying the best we received our  needed lesson.  This girl was quite as perfect a companion as she was teacher. She was the  first to receive an. invitation, when any  good time was planned, because she always added to every one's enjoyment.  She was so determined to be pleased that  she found fun where almost any one else  would have felt justified Jn complaining,  and somehow she always managed to carry the crowd with her.  I never knew her to laugh at any one's  clothing, or behavior, or mistakes. I never heard her make an ill natured-remark  about any one, or complain over little inconveniences, as some girls will, when  they go with others on an excursion. She  took it for granted that there would be  difficult places, and often amused us all  by her ingenious methods of overcoming  the very same trials that hacl brought out  a wearisome round of fault finding from  the "critical girl."���������Housekeeper.  therefore no "possibility of the general  public learning more than that such codes  exist. I may as well telj you that the vanity of customers���������shall I say of women  customers particularly?���������is at the bottom of these queer stamped characters  and figure??. You!d be surprised to know,  for instance, how many women there are  who imagine that they wear a No. 3 shoe.,  when in reality their size is a couple' of  figures larger. A shoe salesman who understands his business can tell precisely  the number of the shoe a woman customer wears at a glance. But. as often as  not, a woman whose foot is a No. 5 calls  for a conpl*������ of sizes smaller, .and the  mysterious stamped hieroglyph scheme  was devised for the purpose of encouraging her in'the belief that her foot is ,a  couple of sizes smaller than it really  measures in shoe leather.  "When a woman calls .for a No. 3 to fit  a No. fi foot, no shoe salesman of this pe-r  riod who cares for his job is going to tell  her that she requires a No. fi. ITe simply  brings out a shoe of the style she wants  that he feels confident will fit her comfortably and lets it go at that. A woman  rarely thinks to inquire if ,the shoe is  really the size she asked for, for she  takes it for granted that the salesman  has'given her what she requested. But  when a woman does ask (hat question.it  is tbe shoe salesman's business to nn-'  hinshingly reply in the affirmative, and I  don't think these little necessary white  lies are stored up' against men in business. The woman customer might examine the hieroglyphics inside the uppers  for a week without finding out differently, and,even if she had the key to the  puzzle it would only make her feel badly;1  so what would'be the use? Thero are<  tricks in, all trades but ours."���������-Washiug-  :ton Post. i  Fresh Air For the Baby.  In the care of children nothing is so essential as fresh air. Not only should  baby have his daily outing in the park,  but the rooms in which he plays in the  house should be kept supplied with fresh  air and sunshine,' guarding against drafts  and strong .light in the eyes. When the  weather is moderate, let the baby sleep in  a room in which the windows' are wide  open, the crib being protected by a screen  or some arrangement for warding off  drafts, flies and other insects. - The room  in which' he remains should have the  morning sun.' There should always be-a  window open a little to admit some outside air. Although at first the nursemaid"  may oppose this, it should be explained  to her. and if the explanation is- kindly  ��������� and clearly given it will enlist her co-operation in a way'no mere order could do.  ^ In selecting a nursemaid it is .economy  to hire a woman of intelligence and patience instead of a heedless young girl. It  is not necessary that she should be experienced in the eare of the children, but  she should have that love for them that  "cannot fail to win their regard in return.  A .healthy  person  should always care  for the children.   The attendant should  be   healthy   and' with   sound   teeth   and  pleasant manners  girl of about 7. aud she sat down on the  edge of the seat anu stared about her.  '"What is the matter. Miss Victoria?"  asked Fred.  " '1 don't see the bird's.' said the small  girl, plaintively.  44 'Birds? What birds?' asked Fred.    -  44 ,'Whon 1; came from my other train,  your guard said to my guard, 4Sbnve her  in along wif the love birds.' Where are  they?" ,        ��������� ������  .   Undeveloped Shoulders.  A common form of neglect is the shoulders, which are allowed in' childhood to  grow lopsided and take on an ungraceful  stoop. Often they are crowded so by ill  fitting corsets that they seriously displace  the collar boue. Instead of such malformation they should be level, large, erect,  insensibly descending and well poised,  making the waist appear round and  small. Massage and oils will do much to  tone up the neglected shoulders.  MAW AS A KEFORMEB,  SHE  UNDERTAKES    TO    CURE  . ICEMAN  OF  DRINKING.  THE  A muddied'mackintosh may be cleaned  by spreading out flat on a table, then  scrubbing with soapsuds and a small  brush. Rinse off carefully in clear water,  wipe with a soft cloth and hang up to dry  in the air, but never near the fire. . Rubber overshoes should be treated in the  same manner.  Every housekeeper has experienced the  sense of desperation caused by the occasional obstinacy of the double boiler. 'The  water in the outside vessel often unaccountably refuses to boil. When this  happens, fill the outer saucepan, with  strong salt water, and it will boil much  _oouer.  If the ice is carefully washed before,it  is placed in the-icobox. lettuce, radishes,  and  cucumbers'may   be'kept  fresh  and  crisp by "being placed in the pan that receives water,from the icebox.  Yellow oil stains left'by. the sewing machine will be easily removed in the wash  if they are first rubbed <over with a little  liquid ammonia.  "Growing Palna."  The title of this article is a good example of the harm that may lurk in a  name. Many a man is now crippled or  deformed who might have been spared  the affliction had his parents heeded the  warning of his childish sufferings, instead  of dismissing them carelessly,' as nothing  but "growing pains."  There is no such thing as a pain due to  the simple action of growth. Any pain,  no matter what, from which a child or  an adult suffers is a sign of something  wrong.  It is true that the wrong may be very  slight, such as fatigue following a day of  too much exercise, or the bruise following  an unnoticed bump, or a slight cold, accompanied by a little fever and aching  muscles. But pains of this kind in children, the negligible pains, are only occasional and can usually, by putting two  and two together, be referred to their  true cause.  They are not growing pains, but are  pains uot unusual or unnatural for a  growing child, who plays and romps in a  normal, healthy manner.  The evil of the false security created by  this name for a condition which does not  exist is. however, manifested when the  pains recur repeatedly, oi* are constant.  Since growth is constant, the parent reasons with seeming logic that the pain  should also be constant, and so the repeated complaints of the little sufferer  are dismissed without a suspicion of the  miserable future they foretell.  Then, when their persistency and evident intensity at last arouse a fear that  growth is not 'alone-responsible for (hem.  the hip disease, or the inflamed knee, or  the disease of (he spine, has gone too far  for the best of physicians to prevent deformity, even if he succeeds, in saving  the life of the sufferer.  The pain resulting from any of these  diseases is apt at. first, to be felt only at  night, when the child is in bed and  asleep. It then comes-1���������probably in consequence of an irregular contraction of  some muscle, causing an unusual movement���������as a sudden sharp stab, and the  sufferer wakes with a scream.  ,��������� As he wakes, .the muscles regain their  tone and put the joint into the position  where the diseased part is relieved of  pressure, and-the pain ceases. The mother or the nurse breathes a sleepy wish  that the little one didn't have so many  growing pains, and the mischief goes on  inside the unhappy victim of a popular  error.���������Youth's Companion.  A Cnrc Thnt Killed,   e  Notwithstanding the'spread of education in Galicia. superstition is still  aljve, among the Polish peasantry. The  wife of a well to do country man iu  Nieporenta. Kaspar Kafka, had a malignant* ulcer and'was in a very dangerous state. Her husband decided to  call, in a shepherd renowned for bis  wonderful healing powers.  uThe latter, having "examined his patient, proceeded to tie her left elbow  to her right knee and her left knee to  her right elbow, announced that she  was possessed with a devil and directed them -to anoint the ulcer with a  mixture of soft soap and 15 chopped  hairs from'a horse's tail. >. It. the patient screamed. It was the devil  r���������. ,..- screaming within her, and she was to'  .__^b..__^7.!_SV_-.be"-" "������*��������� -������** ������������m<> ���������������������������������������������  places command high wages and are hard  to get, something a. little less superfiue  than this must be tolerated in most  households. " ,  Mothers should insist upon their nursemaids being scrupulously clean in their  person and neat and tidy in^heir appearance at all times, and particularly should  they see to it that their finger nails are  never too long and are perfectly clean,  as ' in (he event oi their accidentally  scratching their charges serious results.  of which blood poisoning is not the least,  might ensue.���������Boston Traveler.  r������rly Thing-* In Confidence.  "Now, don't tell,  but Mrs.  Blank said  an ugly  thing about  you   the other, day.  I wouldn't have her know I told you for  the world, but really you ought to k������iow.  She told  me  in  confidence,"  etc.     Thus  she  works on  her friend's curiosity  and  obtains   tho   promise   not   to   breathe   a  w.ord to Mrs. Blank; then proceeds to rehearse some cruel things said.    The one  whom, it concerns most is thus put in an  uucomforfable position: she cannot go to  headquarters   and   have   matters   settled  then   and   there,   for   her   pledged   word  prevents that.    She imagines others have  been  told  the  same  story. , begins to  be  suspicious of every one and ends in being  downright unhappy over something that  very   likely   could   have   been   explained  away in a few words.    If you feel  that  you must tell another of the ugly thing?  said  about her.  never  restrict  her  from  going to the one who first told them.    If  you cannot do this, then keep quiet.    You  are as cruel as the other if you tell.    And  what is the use of repeating tales?    How  often-do you tell of the nice things said?  Why -not  he as quick  to spread good aa  eviJ report?��������� El.mira Telegram.  bed. that she might not remove the  appliance. He then took his fee and  left.      , *   ���������    -  His orders were conscientiously carried out. with the result that after a  night of indescribable agony the poor  woman died of exhaustion.���������Cracow  Letter in Chicago Record.  Parag-nny'm Particular Fleng.  Perhaps  the plague in  Paraguay is  merely an attack of pigue, or sand flea.  Thisjnsect is called nigua in the native  language.    In   1S70  it  killed a  whole  colony   of   Englishmen,   consisting  of  200 families, turning the colony, which  was at Itape, into .i cemetery.   A German colony at Acegua was driven out.  The pigue causes buboes and attacks  the wannest parts of the body���������that is,  the cavities and the groin and armpit-  just   the   same  spots   as   the  eastern  plague.     It attacks   Englishmen   and  Germans    preferentially ' and    avoids  those that use but little soap,,   Seaps  clean   the   body,   and   the   pigue  likes  clean  persons to cat.     It also avoids  people who eat more or less poisonous  food.    A man 'saturated with alcohols,  Boca gin, nicotine and  Paseo de Julio  cookery  is pretty  well  safe from the  sand flea.���������Buenos Ayres Herald.  Not Meant For Feminine Eye������.  "People often ask me the meaning of  the apparently crazy hieroglyphs and figures that are stamped on the inner side  of the uppers of ready made shoes nowadays," said a shoe dealer.  "As every shoe manufactory has a secret stamp code of its own and there is  The Grent Plan.  That   we are  entirely   separate,   while  yet we belong entirely to the whole, is a  truth  that we learn  to rejoice in  as  we  come  to   understand   more   and   more  of  ourselves and of this human life of ours,  which seems so complicated aiid yet is so  simple.    Arid when we once get a glimpse  of the divine plan in it all and know that  to be just where we are. doing just what  we are doing, jnst at this hour because it  is our appointed  hour���������when  we become  aware  that   this  is  the  very  best   thing  possible   for   us   in   God's   universe,   the  hard  task grows easy,  the  tiresome employment welcome and delightful.    Having fitted ourselves to our present work  in such a way as this, we are usually prepared   for  better  work  and   are sent   to  take a better place.    Perhaps this is one  of the unfailing laws of progress in our  being.     Perhaps  the   Master  of  life  always  rewards those  who do their  little  faithfully   by giving them   some greater  opportunity for faithfulness.���������Lucy Lar-  com.  Governor* Island.  There is a large expanse of rolling  sward on Governors island kept at all  times in the pink of condition. This  little Island off Battery park Is conceded to be the best, kept army post on  the Atlantic coast. There are two  reasons'for this. Fort Columbus is the  headquarters of tbe'department of the  east. It must assume an appearance  in keeping with its high standing In  the department.  It also has a military prison, and the  convicts sent there for terms of months  or years are sentenced to hard labor.  Under the supervision of sentinels  these men keep the walks and promenades scrupulously clean and the  sward closely clipped and free from  falling leaves and other litter. They  also give proper attention to the various buildings and their immediate surroundings���������New York Press.  And Poor Paiv Ih Compelled to' Give  an Imitation of a Alan Aimwering  the  Query, ������������������I.ow'd   Vou  Li Ice  lo  _e  the Iceman t"  Awhile Ago the Doekter' told maw  She Ot to Drink Beer to Bild up her sis-  turn. Cut maw sed She dideu't bit-eve  ju 1 la vou them kind of things hi the  house Becox'thuy mite git .tikes in Bad  hnbuts.'  -Shaw!" paw told Her. , "Don't Git  to Be :i Crank. l"Like to is.e p.epul  gro old Graisl'ul aud uot Have a Lot of  strainge noshuns iu .thare bed."  Maw looked Hurt. Bui she Diden't  say nothing more, aud the next Day  the Beer Come. It Seemed to Do Maw  lots of Good If It only Would of Lasted  longer.^ so she told paw about it, .and  He was madder than a pursou what  gits up to Let a Bewtifull gurl have  his seat aud. the mau stamliu Behind  him sets Down Before she looks  around.  ,.\in\v thot ft was the iceman or Sadie's Bo, and Sadie got mad when  maw spoke to Her about it and Sed she  wasen't agoin' to Live at 'no place  whare people Diilu't no How to Behave when- thay was Talkiti to ladies.  Cut maw rased Her wages a-Doler a ,  weak and promised to make us ware  our Stocftcns and uudershi-ii-tK Longer."  so Sadie sed she would Give us unuth-  er trile. _���������  '   .Paw. sed if he thot it was the k-eniau  ,  He ' would   make < that   gem   Think- a  lire   was   Bill   under   him. .Butuhay'.  coulden't ketch him at it.- -    -  So nia\v got aim ther case and told  the Dock ter about (it. and the Ddekter  says:' ,"''"'  "That's all rite.    1  no How to Stop v  it."    . . ^     '  ��������� So he give maw Some little white  powder to putt in a Bottel what was  ou -the ice. j    ���������'  "My grashus." maw says. "I Don't  want to poison uobuddy and' Git in  trubble.'.' '    , ���������   '     ' ' .  "It   won't   kill   them,"   tbe   Doekter  told her.    "They'll git Over it in a Fu ,  ours. But after that 1 don't think you'll .  need to By so much beer." .       , i*  Maw took it and put it in the Bottei'V  and thay was Cuiupny come and,She *\  forgot all about It till purty Late that,:  uite.    '' -  v< -.,-  Then  all of a  sudden   paw  Looked,,  Ska red-and says: "   '. ; ',   /  "I- wunder how It feels when peeple  tilt the pendy Seetus?" '���������   '.       "  :  "t Don't Know." maw saj's. "l_never  Had it Yit." ' *; *      \* '  ;-'My Hevvuns." paw Hollered. "I cfeel  Like I Had Swallered a Dum Duin  Bullet and It was beginn'en to Dum."  Maw,  run  out   to' the   ice   Box   and  Looked  in, and then" She Come  Back  and paw Looked Like if'He'was praek-  tasun  to  Be the Indy rubber man on ',  the stage, so maw says:  "Why. paw, ain't you ashamed to act  that way Before yoor children? I always like to see peepul Gro old grais-  fu'l!"  Paw unwound himself long enuff to  look at maw purty sad. then he Dub-  bled up agiu o.nd Groned aud nst maw-  why she Diden't Send fer the Doekter.  "Oh. I Don't Bieeve thay arc euny-  thing the matter with you." maw says.  "What's the yoost purtendin that way*.  I see thay are anuther Bottel of Beer  gone. But I Bet the one that Drunk  it'll Be sorry purty soon. The Doekter  give me sumethink to put iu it."  "Was it poisen?" paw Hollered, with  the Swet Hangin all over His forred.  "No." maw Sed, "thay'U git over it in  a Fu ours. I wisbt I new whether it  was the Iceman er not."  Paw he Crawled up Stares, given a*  grone every time Ho took a Step, and  when  he was neerly to the top maw  says:  "Paw!"  ���������-���������"What?" pawast.  "Ain't it nice to Gro old Gralsful?"  Paw Dideu't say nothiu But give the  Dore a Slam what neerly  nocked the  plastern off.  Maw told the Ddekter yistady  that  the iceman must of si nod the pledge.��������� .  Georgie in Chicago Times-Herald.  :l  - 11  '-���������1  '-������������������_  jL  ;;i|  - J  *_  iff  Ik  I  Between Friend*-.  "Yes," said the girl who had just received a legacy, "he has asked me to  marry him."  "Dear me!" replied her dearest-friend.  "Is he so much in need of money as all  that?"���������Chicago Post.  Looking For the IiOve Birds.  "We tried to keep the railway carriage  to ourselves from Liverpool to London,"  wrote an American bride. ,4At Busby, tbe  guard opened the door, and. in spite of  Fred's scowls, lifted a small girl into our  compartment, making a lot of apologies  about having no place else to put her. ;  She was a real little towheaded English j  Applause and  Criticism.  It was after the piano recital, and the  audience was still applauding. There  were two English women, though, who  did not clap their hands. But they  commented in tones that were audible  for some distance around thus:  "The poor man! WTill they make  him play again?"  "Isn't it awful the way the Americans applaud?   It's so vulgar!"  "Yes; it's the most vulgar thing they  do"  And the Americans took meekly their  lesson In manners.���������New York Commercial Advertiser.  Distress  In   Essentials.  "Diamonds have gone up since the  South African war opened.".'  "Goodness!. Are they any higher  than coal?"���������Detroit Free'Press.  A Decorative  Paradox.  "General White can't expect the Victoria cross."  "No; he's got her cross already."���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  l  In the Japanese temples there is a  large drum used in worship. It is called kagura-taiko. and it gives a tone  much like a gong.  Church processions are prohibited in  Mexico. Even a priest cannot legally  walk the streets In his churchly garments.  I  k ii  LIKED TO BE ON TIME.  SO MR. JOBSON  TOLD   MRS. JOBSON  REGARDING  THE  THEATER.  And the Good Wife "Warn Inconsiderate Enongrh to Take Him at His  "Word. Much to Hl_ _i_fi-unt and Unqualified Amazement.  '.'Mrs.   Jobson."    said   Mr.    Jobson  when he got  home at 4:30 the other  afternoon, "just let me take this early  opportunity to remind you again that  we're scheduled to go to the theater  this evening.    It is my desire and purpose to reach  the theater in time  to  'see'the rise of the curtaiu on the'first  ���������, act,'for once in the whole course of  ,       my married life/ this evening.    1 want  to see the "beginning of the show.  'I  was unable to'get aisle seats, and I  feel unwilling on this particular occasion to trample seveu or eight unoffending men and women underfoot in  order to reach'my seat just 14 minutes  v   - jy   after   the    performance   has    begun,  '    ���������    when the orchestra is rendering shlv-  1 '    ery music, and the abused and starving  woman  with the diamonds is narrating the history of her'.life.    Nor do i'  feel resigned this evening to the spectacle of  your-completing your  toilet  on the street after we'1 start.'   Just see  - if .you can't tog but in time for us to  ' "   ,.-mate  tlie r break   for , the  cars ' some*  ,    , where   in   the   neighborhood /of-" 7:30.  "'���������r . and you'll do me a favor." .  ',������'  "    -"    Mrs. Jobson smiled<and superintend-  ������/���������'���������. ed the setting of the'tabic  The dinner,  "���������passed'off quietly.    After dinner Mr.  !Jobson settled himself In -his easy chair  -i    and buried himself in The Star. Dark-1  ,    ne'ss began to creep on apace, as the  'lady  novelists put it,^and  he   illuminated  the  bouse.     When   he -finished  ^ The  Star,   be  picked   up" the- copy. of  , "David Harura" that Mrs. Jobson had  * been reading and plunged Into it.   ��������� *..  .'"'   "This is the stuff they've been making such ar r.ow about," muttered, Mr.  Jobson to! himself whenJ he sat down1  1        with the book, and in less than eight  minutes he had read 12 pages of it,and  had  forgotten his name and number.  Mrs. Jobson had disappeared up stairs  - some time" previously,   but  he didn't  even  hear ,ber  moving ,about t In. her  '- dressing room.    After awhile, however, she called him.  y.   ������.It������s getting late,", she .said.   "Aren't  I   -,.-" you going to begin to dress?"      . '  - .     "Uh huh." replied-Mrl Jobson, turn-  y   '   Ing over a page.. He had only an indistinct   idea  of  what   she   was' saying.  -'-  - -Ten   minutes tlater she. called, to him  *���������_   *   again. - ,    '_        '     r,  " : "I am pretty nearly "ready," she said,  "and it's 7:30. Aren't you going to  change your clothes?"  "Uni-m. uh huh," answered Mr. Job-  son, unconsciously digging into bis  pocket and pulling out another cigar,  which he didn't light, but chewed on.  He was too much engrossed with the  book.  At 7:25 Mrs. Jobson tripped down  stairs all ready. Even her gloves were  buttoned.  "Well?" said she, smiling at Mr.  Jobson.  "Huh?"  he  inquired,  looking up at  her.   "Where are you going?"  ' "It seems to me that we had intended attending some theatrical performance this evening, had we not?"  Mr. Jobson surveyed her in a mystified way and then pulled out his watch.  "By jiug. I believe there was some-  * thing said about the theater this evening!" he exclaimed.    "How's It happen  that you're all ready?   And why didn't  ' you just tip me off. by the way. that it  was time for me to be getting arrayed  in purple aud tine linen?"  "I called you several' times," said  Mrs. Jobson.  He laid the book down and regarded  her severely.  "Called me several times, hey?" said  he skeptically. "Mrs. Jobson. I don't  claim to be getting any younger, like  some people I know, but it's simply out  of the question for you to attempt to  make me believe that I'm as deaf as a  post. Don't you ..suppose I could 'have  heard you if you bad leaned oyer the  bnulsters.:atid talked.ahove a whisper?  - But I see through your little game.  Just because I happened to remind you  this afternoon that it would be ii good  scheme for you to be ready on time you  figured that it would be funny to sneak  up stairs at about 5:30. walk around on  tiptoe while you fixed up and permit  me to doze off in my chair here, just  \so's you could have it on me about not  bejng ready myself. S'pose you thought  ,��������� ���������'   that  was a really subtle scheme and  hard to see through, jiey?"  And he.went muttering up stairs to  get ready. He found the buttons all  placed In his shirt and everything laid  out on the chairs, but still he muttered.  Mrs. Jobsou didn't stand in the hall  and shout up to him. "Hey. there, are  you going to be all night getting those  duds on?" as Mr. Jobson would have  done under reversed circumstances.  At 8:20 he clomped down stairs with  his tie very much mussed and at one  side, his hair parted in several different  places and with the sanguinary marks  of several cuts he had inflicted upon  himself in shaving still showing quite  prominently. They reached the theater  at 8:40. and seven persons had to stand  to let them pass to their seats. Mr.  jobson sat and watched the remainder  of the play in gloomy silence. He didn't  eay a word on the way home.   As he  got a bee line on tbe bed. with his hand  on tbe gas key, preparatory to putting  out the lights, however, he addressed  her thus:  ,4Mrs. Jobson. a joke's a joke, but a  put up job is a different sort of proposition: You weren't cut out for a light  comedienne. Tbe next time, you feel  Inclined'to'be funny just count up to  184 and take seven steps to the rear.  That'll 'give you a chance to decide to  pass up your elephantine manifestations of humor. By the time you learn  your limitations you are liable not to'  have any husband, and he won't be la  Oak QUI either."-������Washington Star.  FUTUEE OF SOUDAN.  WHATKINCHENER'S BRILLIANT CAMPAIGN MEANS TO THAT COUNTRY.  TAKING THE   REINS.  The world's record for fastest clipping  of a horse is 14 minutes.  Arlington, 2:22������_, has trotted in 2:14  on a hal. mile' track and may bo Gold  Leaf's first 2:10 performer.*  Bishop* Hero, 2:21, the Pacific coast  veteran, is being driven on the roads at  San Francisco by General Shafter.  J. Sutherland has bought 50 acres from  A. H. Bernal at Pleasanton. Cal:, and  will build a track. He will also erect a  large training .barn and some 40 box  stalls. L "        ,  N. B. Wheeler, Cresco, la., reports a  new record' of 2:23M* for his pacer Fitzgerald, by Flask, 2:131/_��������� and that he was  timed in 2:1 T3/** in a race at Charles City.  Ia., over a poor track.   '        ���������   '* ,  The   latest, device   to  encourage* high  "stepping"in coach horse's is a^lass worn  like goggles, the crystals being's, formed  that the ground appears nearer than, n  is.   It'is said to.work all right. .    ,  A horse show wilLbe held nest year un-r  der the ,auspices of tbe French govern  men. in'connection with the Paris exposition..  Twelve prizes,' worth $2,300. will  be offered,for American harness horses.  'Ardine,'2:2314, and Abby KelIy.''k2:24V2,  are two more new ones for Pilot Medium  reported by;D. D. Streeter of Kalamazoo,*1 Mich., former 'owner of Peter the  Great (4), 2:07*4, the star of-the family.1  Porter Bairy, PyattLflls., reports that  his stallion Santamego,/ by Indicator.  2:2314* son of Gold Dust, won the free  for all at Grayville, Ills.,' in' September  in straight beats, reducing his record to  2:18%.       - '���������  \\_  F. D. Spotswo'od of Harrodsburg, ECy.,  has a 3-year-old trotting filly by Baroa  Wilkes, dam by Nutbreaker. that is a  speed phenomenon. Oct. 1,- after a very  brief preparation, "she trotted a three-  quarter track in 2:29 and Oct. 24 turned  the same track in 2.1514: last.half in  1:06%.���������Horse Be view. . ,  ���������  Tlie World Rejoiced When He Te]e_r.if>h-  ed That ������������������The Sou-Ian .I,iy Now jlle  ������ni'd to lie Open" -The lil.ick Fan .-.tier.  Scattered in the Death of the Kh.ilif.-t.  Never to M>������*t -i-ruin.  "The Soudan may now be said to  be -open." Such was the final sentence in the despatch of Gen. Kilcl.oner announcing the- brilliant victory  of his army over the fanatical followers of the Mahdi.  The world .rejoiced' with Enqland  and Egypt over the brilliant victory  that killed, captured or scattered the  black army, of tbe Soudan, and yet  'it is safe to say , that the majority  of tho people of the world, aside  from those who have closely followed Soudanese history, but little  realized  what such , a victory meant.  Ever since before the death ' of  ���������brave Gen. Gordon there have come  from the Soudan little dribblings of  news telling of atrocities   that   have  lo .Jt tradeis and the wares from the  factories of tbe world with which  to maintain it and will carry out  a train the rich stores of ivory, of in-  dia rubber, of gold and silver, of  cereals for which much of -the vast  territory is well adapted, of ebony  and other valuable woods wnich  abound  In  the forests,  and  of guui.  |t..������f *���������- **. I '--I.*..      y.arOlil.  The best London wedding calce bak-j1,  ers advertise that all their cakes are  a year old;, none in London sells a  wedding- cake under r two months. A  cake .baked in July will be ripe for a  November  wedding.   , matron;and maid.  THE CENSOR.  , The. English government has just announced' its regular semiannual refusal  to'pardon Mrs. Maybrick.���������Kansas City  Journal." ' :  /       -  The European nations may finally come  to blows iu their .frantic efforts to get  into friendly relations with tbe United  States.���������St. Louis Republic. '  The  shooting  season   in   the   Ad Iron-  dacks bas closed, and the record'shows  that 23 men  were killed.    It is believed  that,fully as many deer perished.���������Wash  iugton Post.      '   ' '  When in . after years the Transvaal  bard sets out to immortalize in stirring,  heroic hexameter the deeds of bis sires,  he stands to be distressed, by Pietermar  itzburg.���������St. Louis Republic.  A Rossville (Kan.) woman died just  after filing a suit for divorce. What a  warning this should be to other women  who are wincing beneath tlie chafing of  the marital harness!���������-Denver  P.st.  Now that a French scientist has invented a successful steering apparatus  for airships, all that is needed for the  solution of the airship problem is the  invention of an airship.���������Louisville Courier Journal. '  The colossal statue of De Lesseps just  dedicated at the entrance of the Suez  canal is described by an enthusiastic ad  n#irer of the distinguished Frenchman as  the grandest monument in Egypt. What's  the   matter   with   the   sphinx?���������Boston  Herald. ��������� t   Did Yon Ever See a Horse Cry?  Many people believe that horses do  not weep, but those who have much to  do with these faithful creatures know  that   on   several   occasions   they   will  shed tears as well as express sorrow in  the  most   heartbreaking   manner.    In  the west, where the hardiness of the  ponies causes the riders to almost o^e.-  look the necessity of providing- for their  needs,   it is  quite coin mon   when. the  weather is extremely cold to leave an  unblanketed pony tied up for two or  three hours.when the temperature is  nearly   zero  and   while   its 'owuer  is  transacting business or getting drunk.  In this case the suffering is evidenced  by  the  cries,   which  are almost  like  sobs, and unmistakable tears freeze on  to the cheeks like Icicles.  When a horse falls in the street and  gets injured, the shock generally numbs  the senses so much that it does not either cry or groan, but under some conditions an injured horse will solicit  sympathy in the most distinct manner.  I remember a favorite horse of my own  which trod on a nail long enough to  pierce its foot. The poor thing hobbled up to me on three legs aud cried  as nearly like a child in trouble as anything I can describe. The sight was a  very touching one. as was also .he crippled animal's gratitude .when the nail  was pulled out and the wound dressed.  ���������St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  KHALIFA ABDULLAH.  startled the world for the moment  and wore then forgotten. During Gen.  Kitchener's long campaign that h^a's  so gloriously 'avenged the death ( of  Gordon . the telegraph ' has * flashed  back from across the desert* bits of  encouraging news to which, the press  o. the world has given more or less  prominence for a/day, and then*-continued) the constant scramble for  something fresh, ��������� and so allowed  Kitchener and his 'little band of English 'and Egyptian- soldiers to be forgotten until they had won anothCr  victory worthy-of a'front page position.      .        ,   ,       " u> - >  But to-day their -work ,has been  completed. /The army of black fanatics has been scattered, never to  meet again,'in all probability; its  leader, including the Khalifa himself,  have been slain with but one exception, and that one is a ' fugitive ;  England has touched the .country  with her magic wand and the result  is peace after centuries of strife and  oppression.  Geographers have never    attempted  to   define  the  boundaries     of     what  has been termed   "The Empire of the  Mahdi." It has  been    shown    rather  indefinitely as a  broad     stretch      of  territory around     the     sources      and  junction   of  the  I'ile  territorymmmm  junction     of     the    Nile     rivers     and  stretching  far   out   across   the  sandy  wastes   of the  Great Sahara    desert.  In  fact   it   is   an   empire     that     has  known   no  boundaries.      During     the  reign   of   the  Turk  his   soldiers     collected     tribute     wherever     they met  with no resistance.      Before the    ad-  ���������vent  of  the  Turk   the  Soudan      consisted  of but hundreds  of little scattered   commonwealths   which     recognized no higher authority     than    the  head man  of each  village,  and when  the Mahdi came  in  the  garb   of     his  religion,   and   collected    these     small  commonwealths  into  a mighty   force  that crushed the Turkish taskmaster,  he,  like  his  predecessor,   collected  revenue wherever    he    was unopposed,  and knew or recognized no  boundaries  except the stone wall     of    armed  force.   But  the territory   over    which  he   exercised   a  questionable   jurisdiction stretches  north and west across  the sands  of Sahara,  and  south    and  east to  bewond tho JTilc and  into the  very  centre  of  the  continent. >  . Now that the army of blacks Hhas  been scattered'��������� the railroad which  Kitchener built as a military necessity  will   be  maitituiriod   as   the. first  Sarah Cohen, an aged Jewess of New  Yoik, makes a comfoitabic living matching button, for society women.  The Duchess of Devonshire, the Mar-  clnouoss of Londonderry and the Countess of Cad.gan seldom miss a great race  meeting. i5 7  The eldest daughter of Charles Kings-  ley! Miss "Hose Kingsley, has been made  an'officer de l'instruction publique by the  Frencb government.  '*V >    r 0- '  Mrs. Aubrey Richardson has written a  book entitled "Famous Ladies of the  English Court" that is creating some,interest in London society. She does not  .pare some of the ladies.  Mmc. Melba says that the truest compliment she ever received was from a lit-,  tie buy  in  the west,  who blushingly  remarked,   "'You'can  sing  nicer  than   my  pop can whistle ou his fingers."  'Mi._ Alice Serber has been admitted  to the, bar of the federal court in .Now  York. Sho is the first woman granted  thar"privilege, aud was the first Russian  woman'to practice law in America. '  <l For the third time M.s.'--Sarah Storey  bas been elected supre__e,"chief of the br-  dur'of Companions of the Forest at the  recent convention at Providence. She was  ill. first woman to be appointed supreme  -tale deputy.'    7  /       " !   "   <v  "Miss Garriock, superintendent- of( the  English ,army nursing service," accompanied by seven sisters, who Vert- also  trained nurses, were the first regular  nurses to arrive at -the seat "of war in  South Africa. -  -The late _ Mrs. Mary B run ot, of. Pittsburg, widow of Felix* Brunot, bequeathed  the bulk of her estate, valued at $110,-  0UU. to religious and charitable.organizations. ',the religious beneficiaries being  mainly Protestant Episcopal."_       ,    _    ',  Mrs. Ellen.M. Henrotin, the president  of the National;Federation of Women's  clubs, speaks fluently French, Spanish,  Italian and "German. > Of all of these  tongues she is said to be, such a mistress  as not to .peak them^ with any trace of  foreign.accent.\ " ,        y ,'  Mine. Algeria de.Reyua-Barrio's, widow of President'Barriosi*pf Guatemala,  is'about to go on the stage as an' actress.  .She must now earn' heiv own living, aa  the $10,000,000 estate left by her husband was seized by creditors when the  president was assassinated in a' revolutionary riot.  A recent arrival at San Francisco was  Miss Pauline Drollet, who is looked upon  by the natives in Papeiti, of the south  sea islands/as their queen. As a direct  descendant of a former king of the islands she would now be queen in fact  had it not been for an edict of the French  government in her childhood.     " ,'  Turown Out of Court.  "In the good old days of Kentucky,"  says The Bar, "there was a court composed of three magistrates to try certain cases appealed from a single justice of the peace. The three magistrates were backwoodsmen. A case  was being tried one day that was very  important, and several hours of listening to the reading'of depositions aud  the arguments of counsel, pro and con  and pro'and con again, had so nearly  entangled the court in a -labyrinth of  perplexing questions of law and fact  that tbey doubted their ability to blaze  their way out.- So they whispered *to  the leading lawyer at the bar, who was  sitting by as a spectator, and asked  him what he thought ought to be done  with the case.  " 'I think it ought to be thrown ouS  of court,' was the prompt aud emphatic reply. , /  "That settled it. ,        .._y^-  " 'Mr. Clerk,' said the chief magis- ���������  "trate. 'pass up them papers.' ���������    ,  ��������� "The ; papers, -which   made   quite -a  large-bundle,  were handed  the chief  "magistrate.  " 'Now. Mr. Sheriff,' said he deliberately, 'open that window.'  "The sheriff opened the window'and',  the case was thrown out of court.    . <'  ������-   "The feud that followed lasted for vy  years.V '"      * 1  ' fl  ti.r I  'A  _>i  .*ei  What It Misfit Have Cont.  In a certain town' in "-Vermont, -said-  the Boston drummer as he chewed"  away at a pepsin tablet. I picked up a'  wallet containing $500 in cash. Tbrit  were papers'bearing the owner's hanie.  and he proved to be tbe mayor of the  town? I at/once'bunted hlin "up^aud"  banded over his' lost cash, and as be ;  received it. he looked- me ,over,> ahd/;  scratched the back of ��������� his  head and  ,said: ,   ;     <    & "���������*<*',        '  \''';t  <    "I shall reward you, of course.,'*.How  much   do   you   think  have,?" <   t  "Nothing whatever, sir. I vara glad  to restore your property."' ��������� ',- -'  "But you expect something?" ' " ";*'<'  , "No. sir." -' "-77;  , "Didn't look for me to give you a  cent?" - 1    - ,���������     ,   ,. , .- Y  "Not a red.". .    '."'      ,    ,  "It don't seem "possible," he went oo,  as he looked me over again, "but'I'll'  have to take yo������ at your'word.'. Dp'1  you .know what It might have cost roe..'(  ' ���������'- 'V_l  V     *     -T"  *������v  ��������� - f-t.1  ��������� \   _*��������� - _i  *v 'V*"  you   ought \to ' ^r'rfffi  i  .*-     wf r  " ���������!?'������ I  t.i l-i  11  <���������".  -'���������;������. I  '> "*W'Ml  ,    ii. ><J5*������S|  /   1       <     fy"'/V-^l  -"#1  sir, bad any one else found .this wal  let?" " "    ' " ", '      *   '- A .   "l  "1 can't/say. of "course.". '  : Y.'*-.VJ  "I'd have,had toliand over at least ,   ^,. v���������<fc?.  10 cents, sir, and he might have g'tfucVr' 77 ���������:!$$  ._._ _k -- ������&���������������   .'    ���������    . .������       v.. "y ysy-M  r'������.J( 1-4-SjS.I  "   -*���������    "-f-te  * .  i -it   . I  S^..A-1*||  for 15 or 25.'  THE  MISSING METEORS.  Tbe Chaog-e of a Comma.  "Whenever she asks me to do anything," soliloquized Mr. Meeker pensively, "I always go and do it, like a  fool."  "Yes." said Mrs. Meeker, who happened along in time to overhear him.  "Whenever I ask you to do anything  you always go and do It like a fool."-  Shooting and theatrical stars are quite  uncertain.���������Youngstown  Vindicator.  Perhaps the stars are doing their shooting in South Africa.���������Pittsburg' Chronicle-Telegraph.  This is such a fast age that even the  meteors are charged with being slow.���������  Sioux City Journal.  The astronomers who promised the  public a shooting star show have qualified for weather prophets.���������Buffalo Courier.  Students of science would do .well to  observe carefully whether more leonids  are seen in prohibition or license states.���������  Chicago Record.  Well, even if you did miss the grand  spectacular display of leonids in 18.9,  tbe same show will be along again in  1.31!.���������St. Louis Republic.  Judging from the few, shooting stars  that struck the earth's atmosphere, one  might infer that the bombardment was  conducted by Spaniards.���������Buffalo Express.  SLIPPERY AGUINALDO.  A BLACK FOLLOWER OF THE MAHDI.  link in the chain of Anglo-Saxon  civilization which will rapidly supersede barbarism. The steel rails which  have been used to carry .non and  munitions of war with which to conquer   .the  country  will  now   carry-in-  Aguinaldo makes pigs in clover look  like a cheap ���������'���������'puzzle.���������-Cleveland Plain  Dealer.  What a magnificent district1 messenger  boy Aguinaldo would have made!���������Louisville Post.  Luzon society note���������Emilio Aguinaldo  is in the mountains for his health.���������Du-  luth News and Tribune.  While Aguinaldo is running the bases  it would seem that the advisability of  having a good short stop ought to occur  to Otis.���������Memphis Appeal.  For Sale���������A brand new portable capital. Can be moved anywhere at any time  at a moment's notice. Inquire of Agiii-  riaklo. Luzon.���������Syracuse Herald*   '  it appears that it was not Aguinaldo  who was "hemmed in," but only Mrs.'  Aguinaldo's gowns���������an embarrassing error, but not unnatural. ��������� New York  World.  ���������' A Clove l_a'tlmnt..  '  .   Speaking about close estimates. General   John   M.   Wilson,   chief' of   en*  gineers.' made one some time ago. Congress called upon bitn to .make an es-.  timate of the, cost of an addition" to  the government printing office.   As it-  was near the close of the session and  congress was hurriedly getting through  its work. little time was given General  Wilson to consider the matter, but be  submitted bis estimate, and the appropriation  was  made accordingly.    He  estimated that tbe proposed building,  according' to- the plans and  specifica--  tions  which   bad  been  drawn,   would  cost   $121,121.00.     The   building   was-  completed, and there was $9.10 surplus  covered back Into the treasury.    General Wilson was put in charge of this'  work, and he took a great deal of interest in it    He always1 gave credit,  however, to Lieutenant Sewell of the  engineer   corps,   who   had   the 'immediate supervision of tbe work, for the  care   with .which   the   building   was  erected and the fact that the cost did  not overrun tbe estimate and  appropriation.���������Washington   Cor.    Portland  Oregonlan.  How -Will 45 and 15 Do?  Here is an odd little piece of doggerel which appeared in The Gentleman's Magazine 15 year* ago. which  gave rise to considerable discussion.  Correspondenfs seem to have been  pretty evenly divided between those  who claimed tbat there were several  answers and such as maintained that  the problemLwiis uusolvable: '  When first the ~������rri_Ke knot was tied  Betwixt my wife and me.  My .jre did hers-as fur exept'd  As three times "three does three,  But when ten .vears and half ten years  We man and wife hud been  Her ape eame tip as near to mino  As iwiee foiir is to siMren.  Now, tell me, Cnpisiin David Ora.r, I pray,  What were our awe. on I hv wedding dayf  (David Gray was a noted writer on  mathematical subjects who lived at  that time.)  . ..i cy-_-,iiA_ ���������  lit'i'Mlf  -       ,   ^-'"i.^i  *.    * -, *-*���������%���������  t * tt *..  ^      " . '%->.  ��������� V -.4,1     Ml  -r ' JS '"  POLITICAL QUIPS.  No man should he permitted to vote until he has sense enough to shut a gate.���������  Dallas News.  That sprightly journal the Congressional Record will soon resume publication.���������  Baltimore American.  More voting machines and fewer political machines are what this country  needs.���������Indianapolis News.  A $r>,000 office ought not to be described as a "plum." It's a whole orchard for  the sort of men who seek it.���������New York  World.  A Commitment.  Apropos of the late Lord Watson's  predilection for interrupting counsel  and tbe story of Lord .Kramwi-H's exhortation to his learned brother to  cease worrying a certain, arguing barrister, a correspondent tells how on one  occasion Lord Watson justified bis inveterate habit of interposition.  "I ventured," he says, "once out of  court to complain to him of his too frequent interruptions from which I had  suffered in court.  "He answered: "Eh? Wan, you should  not complain of that. fo. I never interrupt a fool.' "���������London Globe.  GettJn*. In tine.  Hnttie��������� Is Mr. De Jones, as attentive  to .vou as ever?  Ella���������Yes, but he's a perfect riddle.  Hat tie��������� Well,, i. you give him up give  me a chance to guess.���������Chicago News. *���������MKfWN  I'  111   '  I'  V:  h *  We are on strike, npt for more work but for   -more   money and we are going to give the  We are aware   of'the feet that the" wages" here in   this -Camp  afe'iow and prospects are; notbright ���������  ,and the buyer  must  get  the j\l������St    GoodS'for the [jfCast Moijey to JjjtVe^  /       <.  Do npt send your GasI) out cf Town but  come and gx__XXUI^ , 0&r' Stockancl   P^ces-  If you do not wish to buy it will be a pleasure  to have you come and sec  us. i his  is not iu-c  talk  and   we mean business.     Our ������)iffereD,t  TrfqeS oiF. goods are-too'numerous  to   mention.  A great j\[iipqber we wish to close, out completely. '  ,  Commences From This Date. -���������������* ������f ��������� -W  ��������� hi* hi wr\ -nn  ,    THE   PV'JLI ERRAND, NEWS.  Issued Every   Tuesday.  ���������V   WONDERFUL   COUNTRY.  W. B. ANDERSON.  EDITOR  " Tbe columns ot The News are open to *U  ��������� ho wiith to expres. tlnrt-ui views on   irau-   j  4raof pubhc  interest. ,    ,       !  '   While we do n..t hold ���������'._���������_ clyr-a  respon i    _  ble for the utterances of con.-^omieuo, wo   \  feseFye. the right   ot   degliuu'ig   to  iustro  fomumni'catio.ia unncc*������ss.irily pera..n������Hy.  TUESDAY, MARCH, 20th,' lfJOO  NOTICE Tp THE   SCHOOL ,  CHILDREN.  ,          i  * 1 - a  The Cumberland News, offer?  fhe following jfa pnepurage the  growth of flowers in pumberlynd  afid Upipn: ,    ,  For the best 12 Mboms of blotched  p.insies, onp yarie:y  and   marked ,  ���������alike,. $1.50. ��������� .   .   <���������  For    thp   best   12   blooms,   aelf  polp'red, pnevariety,one. phr,$V'50.  'For the best colhcti-n   of pans-y  glooms, npt less ihap 12? each   different, $1-  "Ppr the best arranged   basket pf  j.ansy glooms, all cplocs, p0   cents.  Fpf   the  largest   pingle    paw*-y'  bloqm, any color, 50 pts.  Only children under 12 year of  age and attending the Cuuiberlaud  school and, who are living in any  }_.*u.-e in which theye .isa subscriber  |, the News on April l^t, 1900, fur  not le.-s than six mpnths. Flowers  must be grown by exhibitors per.  gonally. Entries tp be made at the  News office from 10' to 12 a. m. on  June 30th.  Jirri Hill is said to be on the eve  pf springing a huge Scheme, involving an ocean p������-rt at Qu.tlsin<������ Sd.,  railway on the Island, and a ferry  to Point Roberts, gaining two days  and a hfilf on the C P- R..'.. The  report corn's from a hitherto "trust.  Worthy source on the northern end  pf the Island.���������Herald. .<  PL4.GrTIE AT DIAMOND HEAD.  A despatch from Port- Town<-end.  Waph., 60 miles fiom Victoria, snys  $hat the crew of the Japenese  Steamer, Nanyo Maru', quarantined  at Diamond Head are afflicted  wih bu^anic pla'gup. The disease,  fir=t discovered on January 30 was  diagonized as beri-beri, but- sub. e-  p,uentl pronounced to be the dreaded plague, and the following was  wired to the quarantine stations on  {he, Ityific Coast:.  "Cases supposed to he beriben on  the steamer arriving at Port T<������wn-  send on subsequent investigation  ] roved blague. Proper -precautions  taken at legi'-ning by Fos-.r, heno-  in danger. This to put yon. r-.n  guard for pro[ er diagn se-< of beriberi. V  Sir William Van Home Describes   His  Visit  to Cuba.  From tho Montreal Witness. ,���������������������������>>  "The pressure of travel" said Sir William  Van Home thoughtfully,* as he watched the  curling- wrealhs of smoke from his cigar,  ."have been largely discounted by the perfection of photography, which gives you the  eil'ect without the trouble. You can sit in  your room and open an allmm, and save  trouble and expense. Perhaps oue might  complain that the photograph leaves uoLh-  ing'to the imagination. You.know bei'oie- '  hand, what you are going U> s... The Riviera, for,example, is all pictured fjr.you.  You know what your exp.riwi.. i.-. going  to be like. Tbe photograph gives you every .  thing, except, perhap., tin- dirt, which is  .-judiciously kept iu the background."  ' It 'was different with Cuba, from which  Sir William has just returned. Cuba is  unique. , Vou can photograph buildings, but  the rec-u. orativi* process of nature, working  all silently, but effectually, cannot be  shown forth upon these'sensitized plates.  Sir William had a notiou In his miud of  what he was going to see.  ''And it was quite'wrong," remarked the  chairman of the board of directors of the  C. P. It. "he actuality was quite different'  to anything I had anticipated." .  YesLC-ulay Cuba was a vast "desolation.  To-day you wou'-d se<.-k in vain.for tr.ices  of the i-avag.s of war amid ^scenes which  are .full of "activity. The Spanish blockhouse is in evid.nce, indeed, buc the reb.l.  has turned policeman, and guard' .at the  stations; and is civil, no. to say meek;  proud of bis position, with a chest chat  swells a little with the sense of official importance. , ' ' ,<  Here ' is. a district of country., west of  Havana1,- in which fifteen thousand human  beings starved to death during the reb.-l  lion. To-day it is covered with/'to'.iac.o  plantations, and all is happy and prosper  .us. - I-  "And this is to be noted," said Sir Wil  Ham, in the course of some informal talk  upon -his recent trip, "the enormous recuperative power of the country. You cm  get'your fresh crop ot, tobacco in one season, and this industry is fiomishing. Sugar  fUle.n to twenty years. With su^ar yju  inusr have the sugar mill, even more c ;r  !   tainly   than   vou  must  have the flour mill  'for the wheat.    With tbe wheat you niisrht    |  i   do something without the mill; you can do   '  |   nothing with su.ar without it.    And  that  '.   is what is wanted, that the sugar mill sh ill    f  !  keen pace with tbe crop.   There is already    ,  j  an enormous amount of capital invested in  ���������   sugar  mills,  each of which will cost from  I  eight  hundred   thousand   to a  million  dol-  j  lars.     And   in  going  through   the  country   >  I  two of these w.U be in sight in many dif-  j   tt-ronl  districts."  j Sir William likes Cuba clhunticsilly, al-  ! though he would prefer Canada. It would  be a mistake to think of the people as inert or listless.^ People get down to business at eight in the morning and work til'  live and six in the evening. And the American, according to Sir William, has a wrong  notion of the Cuban. He thinks of him as  a lazy creature,' who is either sleeping or  making a ridiculous revolution. And that  notion is so ingrained in the American thnt  he is not interested in Cuba to any extent.  ���������'A wrong notion." said Sir William.  "The Cubans and Spaniards are a hardworking, quiet: civil people. I like the  people of Cuba, whether black or white,  red or yellow. Life and property are as  safe to-day in Cuba as they are In the province of Quebec. If you orop money on the  floor of your hotel it will bf* picked up and  placed on vour desk or mantel."  Sir  William   talked   to  the high  officials  at Havana���������both American aud Cuban. He  had intercourse with the local.cab'net form- ;  ed under the control of the Americans, and  found   the   gentlemen   composing   it   able  and   serious  men.  ���������T-Tow do the Cubans and Spaniards regard  American    rule?   Well.    Sir   William   gave  some attention  to this matter,  and  found,  that the inner sentiment of the best  people���������ns-st in the sense of being serious and  practical���������was1 in favor of annexation.    But  the   mass   of  the   people,   while  perfectly  quiet,   rceard   American   control   with   suspicion.   Thov.do not know what to make of  it.    Weyler's law. placing a stay upon the  foreclosure of mortgages, was still in force,  Sir   William  found.     This  law,   no  doubt,  protected certain parties, and seemed justifiable, but "on the other hand,   it prevented   the borrowing of  money for industrial  expansion.     A   good   deal   was   heard,   iu-  evitahlv.sof Weyler and his policy of concentration.    "I  fancy  he  deserved  all   the  hard   names  he   got.     At   the   same  time,  he  would  have.quelled the insurrection  if  he had got another year; only there.would  have  no  Cubans left." .  Cuba: in the opinion of Sir William, is  the richest country in the world. Its powers of recuperation are marvellous. It has  a climate beyond comparison; it has products which could be multiplied indefinitely: it has a large amount of invested capital; it has now peace and security, and  fields which were red with blood yesterday  are tilled by'hundreds of men, women and  children, iii the peaceful pursuit of dailv  labor. The indifference of American capital  rather pw/.zled Sir William, until, he bethought him of the character of the .Cuban  which the Americans had derived from previous insurrections and the-.reports of newspaper men during the war. _  "But tbe midday siesta does not exist:  T saw a brisk, energetic people; and as  tbe  country   has   made  baste   to   hide   all  traces Qf disorder, so the people are devoted to peaceful pursuits. The fact, too,  of the enormous amounts invested in sugar  mills should ingress the mind."  It was suggested that rumor had ascribed  to Sir William himself the int.n.iou of investing- money in  Cuba. -  "Supposing, you mean, that I had any  to invest," said' Sir William, laughingly.  "If, however, I had the uioii.y to invest 1  ��������� would as soon'^ invest it in Cuba as anywhere else in a project which promised, a  reasonable .return. 'The jSmer cans do'uot  appear to have discovered Cuba yet. There  are. at present, only a certain number of  American officials and miL.ary. The reb 1  army which kept the Spaniards* at bay, is  now. doing duty "as policemen and th. like,-  with.its machette by its side, J and is quite  content. Cuba is a inostMnte._i.tlng coun-  ' try and the photographs cannot tell you  about  it." * '- ���������  PATENT   OFFICE , REPORT.  According to'an abstract from the United  States Gazette, made by Messrs. Trcthe-  wey & Brit tain, for the week ending February 27, 1000, four 1*u idn-d and 'si'veutv-  one patents were issued to citizens of that  country: Austria-liuuuary, 1; iSt-ig'uin, 1;  Canada, 3; Great Britain, 10: France, 7:  Germany, 40; Gu'.'it*: > ���������,, 1; Peni. ,1; Russia,'3; Sweden, 1; Victoria, 1,, and Western  Australia,   1'.  One hundred and fifty of the above  patents were sold or assigned to manufacturing firms and others before the grain's  were "made., entailing ..the. . tr.insf .i* of  many thousands  of dollars."* ~  One British 'Columbian *-eeured, a patent  thaz we-k: "Go *.. IS. Toms, V..ii_ ;U-*e_.>of.ic_-  door message-box.  Trade marks,''labels and prints rag'stered  were as^ follows:    Citizens  of  the  United  States,   _l;   Canada,   1;   Great   Britain,'  4.  '  ,and   Germany,   2. '  , '      '  -ItL'SSIAN ri.6:s' -.IXDUSTl-Y.  From  Engineering.  In   the  village  of  Bjelogorowsk'a,   in  the ,  ,Bar*humr   district,   n *t    very   far, from - the  Lissit'schaii'-k railway station, important do-  posits of  iron  ore.  containing Gvi per cent,  iron,   have  been   discovered.     In  the  same ,  neighborhood  a  Belgium syndicate has *-.-*-  cured an estate containing ore and coal deposits.    Tho iron ore d_positSr in the neighborhood   of  Kertsch.   on   the' peninsula   oi"  Taurus, are, no doubt, destined to form tho  foundation   of the  future Taurian  iron industry.    The deposits in question are very  extensive,   but   the  quality  of  the  ore  appears   to' vary   considerably:   the   nverag".  however, is verv fair.' and it is quite worth  working.    The Knt. rless ore, which belongs  to the same district,  is rich in manganese.  The somewhat recently discovered iron ore  deposits in the Llvny district, government  of   Orel,   are   hardly   sufficiently   extensive  to warrant latiim .1 working.    Not only are  successful rosea dies for irou ore carried on  in various parts of the Russian empi.e; but  the  industrial   exploitation   of the  mineral  wealth is kec. 'ii" -pace with the increased  supply,  or  possibilities  of  supply,   or raw  materia!    It* is more especially French and  Belgium enterprise and capital which, more  or less directly, are interested in this movement.     Amongst   the   more   recent   under-.  taking?; may be mentioned the^ Compagnie  Iloulliero  Metnllurg.'que et Industrielle  de  Lomovaika   (Donez),   which  is  intended   to  work the coal and ore deposits on the Ssa-  bowka   estate   in   the   Slawjanoserbsk   district.    This is  a  Belgian  concern,   with   a  maximum capital of 10,000,000 francs.   The  capital of the Nowo Pawlewka company is  7,000,000   francs.     A   still   larger    Belgian  oompanv is the Societe .liniere et Metallur-  gique de Tambow,  which  boasts a capital  of 10,000.000 francs,  and which is erecting  iron works in the neighborhood of the town  of" Llpo/.k, in the government of Tambow.  The   natural' condition,   are   good:   there  is a river, the railway is not far distant,  and the  necessary  ore deposits  are available.    A Russian company, in which, how-.,  ever,. French  interests appear to be represented,   has been  formed,   under the  style  of The Russian Company  for Manufacture  of   Iron,    Rolling   Mills,    and   Mechanical  Works:   the   capital ��������� of   this   company     is  1.12n,000 roubles, and t.hoir concession does  appareniiv not limit  them  to any distinct  part  of  the'empire'for  their    operations.  Another   recent   company   which <-has   commenced  operations is the Societe Metallur-  giquc du   Snd   Oural.    A .blast  furnace  of  large   dimensions   has   been   built   at   the  Kamenskoje   works   of-    the.    Dnjeprowski  Metallurgical'  Company;   It. -is' tbe     sixth  blast furnace built there, ..and its capacity  is (W0 tons per twenty-four, hours. , A number of mining gentlemen and Moscow capitalists   have   formed   a   company   for   the  purpose of constructing a new railway line  from Moscow; to Woronesk, which is more  especially   intended   for- the   transport   of  coal and ore:    The same company will also  direct  its  attention   to'mining  exploits  iu  the Donez district.  HIDES AND DEER SKINS  McMillan for .a* wool ca  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  0 -    200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.       *  W~Wrlte for Our Circular and Seo the Prices We Pay;*^l  - <i  \J  iiion. .fSrewery*  * .    Fresh* Lacier Beep iN the province  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter. J  < ������ ^ m t < T > v J ^   ���������A re* ard of $5.00 will bv paid-for information leading,, to  con * if tion   ������f  V_r_ons w ..holding'or de_i_ .ing any 'kegs   b. lunging > to  Uus- c- ibpan;^  :'      y"' HEXH 1T jiMl&Et'i.. V������,#V%/r./-  .i\i  CLEltK   OV  THE  COMMONS.  A.  Luciativ-  Tost He-id  by  Scion  of  a  Distinguished    Family.'  J". _E_.  j_v_l rs _i_ j J_uO _U  Marquise De Fontcnoy in St. Lonis Globe.  Sir Reginald Pftlffrave. who has just  rosisruod the lucrative ollice of clerk of  the Mouse of Commons, tin ollice  which carries with it a salary of $10,000  a vc-ar,.as well as an official furnished  residence in the Palace of Westminster, is a very distinguished s-ion of a  distinguished family, the origin of  which is Jewish. For his father was  that famous antiquary, Sir Francis Pal-  grave, who in his youth l>ore the name  of Meyer Cohen, but received on his  marriage and conversion to Christianity  ii roval license to assume the name of  Palg'rave, which was the maiden name  of his wife's mother. lie died as  keeper of the state records.  One of his sons was Trof. Palgrave,  the    celebrated   poet   and   essayist,  and  the author of the " Golden Treasury of  English   Song,"   which   is   one   of     the  standard   works   of     the   English   language.      Another   son   is 'Sir  Reginald,  while   a   'third   was   Sir   William   Palgrave,  who     was     in   turn   an   Oxford  graduate,   an   officer     of     the     British  nrmv,   a     Roman   Catholic     monk     in  India, a priest, of the Order of Jesuits,  ix Mohammedan sheik, nn explorer and  a member of the British diplomati" se-~  vice.      Appointed     British     consul     at  Trobizond.     he      became      enthusiastic  about Mohammedanism,  such  an  adept  in its doctrines  and  so proficient in lhe  knowledge   of., Arabic ' and  Arab   manners and customs that he was regarded  and   treated     by   the   Arabs  as   one   of  their own leaders and sheiks.     The in-  iluence. which he  acquired at Constantinople was superior to that enjoyed by  any  other  foreigner  during. the  present  century,  and it was entirely due to his  advice that the Sultan adopted the fatal  policy  of    planting   Circassian   colonies,  in   Bulgaria,   previous   to     the   war   of  1S7G.   ' At one moment he was British  minister   plenipotentiary   to , the   Argentine Republic.  General     7 earn in.        Pov/uc-r  7 oil, ''Etc.,   ���������-.������'.���������._it-d. ���������' \\ <..->-,_������  in��������� Blocks Furnished.     ?  SCAVENGER   WOriK  DONE-  _!  spimait _ JUuaiffio. Ey,  Steamship City of NdDaimo will .ail as  follows, calling at way porta as freight and  p is.-t-ngers may off.r.  Leave V.ctori.i for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo v  Friday 8 a.m  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m,  _ OR Freig-ht   tickets   and Stateroom Apply on "board,  GEO.   Ia. C OTTj&TNE -V  Traffi.ee Manager  McLAUCHLiN AND  ��������� CABTH.evy'S  It fill Certainly  Pay Ion to  _mi_ttoan/*X���������jtr__j-^w.tA-Ji.im���������:  GET OUR. PBICES   AND   TERMS. ON  Pianos and   Organs  BEFORE ORDERING ELSEWHERE.  We tiflvft-'m.fil.e for reference hy  our re-Klerp-fhe latest price circular  of the McMillan Fur & Wool Co.,  Minneapolis Minn., dated Feb. 6th.  Their advertisement will be found  in another column, and we'take  pleasure in recommending any parties who have goods in their line  to ship to thero.  SOLE AGENTS FQS  HEINTZMAN,   ISfORDHEIMER,  Steinway, Bell, Dominion. Wormwith Pianos.  Estey, ���������- Hell and Dominion Organs.  Teamsters and  Draymen*  Single and Double rigs  for Hire.     All Orders  Promptly   Attended   to  Third St, Cumberland, B.C.  We have just rf-ceived a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, JSTew  Stvle Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some,  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News .Job Department.  m  M.W/WAITT&C0,  60 Government  St., "Victoria.  Ch&.s. Segrave,  ���������   * Local Agent, CumberlaiicL  The News War 'Bulletin- gives all^1  the latest news  of   the  Transvaal. ||  Subscribe   jor.   the    Bulletin   and. g  keep posted on the war.    Price per-1|  month $1,00 or 5 cts. per. copy-.  m  1'_ *p  y  TFIE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  Conquers. ������  c-on queresl.  It, is a romarkable and instructive  fact thai the career of four of the  most - renowned characters that ever  lived closed-with a violent or mournful  death.  .' Alexander, after looking down.from  the dizzy heights.of his ambition upon  a conquered world and weeping thai  there  were, no more to conquer,  died  ' of intoxication in a scene of debauch,"  or, as some suppose, by poison mingled  in bis' wine.   '    '  _ Hannibal,   whose  name  carried  ter-  ,ror to the heart of Rome Itself,' after  .having crossed the. Alps and put to'  flight the armies of the mistress of  the world.' was driven from his country and died at last of poison administered by his own hands in a foreign  land, unlamented and unwept.  Caesar, the conqueror of ,800 cities,  and liis temples bound with clnrplets  dipped in the blood of a.-million of'.his  foes, was miserably assassinated by  those heconsidered his nearest friends.  Bonaparte, whose mandate kings and  emperor's obeyed, after tilling the earth  with the terror of his name, closed his  days in lonely banishment upon a barren rock in the midst of the Atlantic  ocea n. r'  7 Such the'fourmen who may be considered   representatives   of  all   whom  ,tue' world calls great, and'such their  end���������intoxication, br poison, suicide,  murdered by friends, lonely exile! ���������  Tho three great vital factors  of  this body,of ours are the  heart," the nerves and the blood.  It is "because  of the  triple  power possessed by Milburn's  Heart andNervePillsof making  weak, irregular beating hearts  strong and steady,   toning up  run down, shattered, nervous  'systjpras and   supplying those  ele__nts  necessary to   raake'v|  thin,   watery  blood rich   and  red,, that so  many wonderful  cures liave been accredited to  this remedy.  Here is the case of Mrs, B.  J. Arnold, Woodstock, N.B.,  who says:  . " I was' troubled for . som������  time with nervous prostration  and general weakness, feeling  irritable, debilitated and sleepless nearly all'1 the time.'    My '  entire ' system    became    run  down.   As soon as I began  taking   Milburn's  Heart and '  Nerve Pills.   I  realized that  they had a calming, soothing  influence  upon    the    nerves.  Every dose seemed to help the  cu re.   They restored my sleep,  strengthened my nerves   and  gave tone to my entire system.  I think them wonderful."  A MODEM GIANT  How He was Conquered  by  a  Tiny, but Vicious Enemy.  Minard's Liniment Cores Distemper.  Minnesota'! Flrat Book.  The  Rev.  S.   W.  Dickinson,  an  agent  ' for the American Bible society, says that  the Hrst- book printed .in  Minnesota  was  ���������a,  Bible:     It  was printed  in  1S_(>. about  13 years before the first issue of a newspaper in St. Paul.    The" Bible was in the  Ojibway   language  and   was  printed   on  the   mission   press   at   Lake. Pokegama,  Pine .county,   under   the   supervision   of  , Rev. Mr. Ayer. who likewise had charge  /"���������of the mission farm at that point.   ''  FOR NINE YEARS. ��������� Mr. Samuel  Brynn, Theaiord, wrlies: "For nine years  I suffered with ulcerated sores on my leg;  I expended over flOJ to physicians, and  tried every preparation I heard of or saw  re.on_in.nded lor such dh-ease, but could  get i;o relief.   I at last was recommended  '.to gfve Dr. Thomas' Echctrio Oil a irial,  which bas resulted, after using eight bot-  *tles (using it internally and externally),  in a oomplete cure. I believe it Is the  best medicine in 'the world, and I write  this to let others  know what it has,done  -lor me." ���������'  Heart  and  Toronto, December 23.���������Among the  older generation", in Mulmur and  Mono townships, Simcoe county, _o  .man is better known,,nor more highly esteemed than William Hall, formerly of Mono, but now a prominent  Toronto' contractor: Mr. Hall, in his  younger days was a carpenter. He  was also the strongest man in the two  townships. All athletic sports were  his delight, and in them all he excelled. His reputation - as a mechanic  was equally high.  Nerve  Pills  5     ^ .      iKrll','"!-,',*    WlMlltll.  Many reports are current as to the  "wealth and the large, amounts of  m'ohcy -that have conic into'his hands  and of other members of his family.  Uis salary is S40,000 a year,. He  has been President since _882.v With  many of his people he has had the  good luck to own large farms, well  located, which in the past few years  have become very valuable. There  are visible ways he could have legally  secured what he is reputed to be  Wo.-b, especially by  the economy all  Vnow   hrt has pra.ct.iood.  ^__~_ ^  Sore   liuck  or Side  Is promptly relieved of all pain by using Griffiths' Menthol Liniment. This  remedy inim.ediar.ely penetrates to the  paint ul parts, relieving in a few minutes.  Menthol Liniment i. superior to plasters  of any kind for lame back, pleurisy, cold  on chest, etc. < All druggists, Soots.  The Appropriate Scnson.  "It seems to me that I saw a great  many more horseless carriages during  the fall than at any other season."  "That's to be expected."  "How so?"  "Fall is the proper time for autumn-  obiles, isn't it?"���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  i uetttnir Rope Sense.  A peculiarity about roping horse's or  steers with a lasso is that after''getting  a hard fall a. few times they quickly  -.get "rope sense." I liave often seen  them, in a corral,' stand 'Stock .still  when the rope falls across their backs  ���������even when, as a matter of fact, they  are not caught. If any reader has oyer  encountered- a clothesline while running at full speed in the dark, the line  stretched at about the level of the  throat, he .will notice that he doesn't  run across that lawn any more'after  nightfall.    He's  got  "rope  sense," in  fact.���������Wide World Magazine.     .-- ���������������  ' Parents buy Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator because they know it is a safe  medicine for their children and an effectual  expellor of worms.  ,    .���������. :���������  Restful Company. . *  "Billy, why docyou take that homely  Miss Hopkins * to ' the' opera every  . night?"  "She- Isn't very pretty, that's true.  but she doesn't know any more about  music than I do."���������Chicago Record.  Where can I get some of Holloway's Corn  Cure? I was entirely cured ofmy corns .by  this remedy and I wi.h some more of it' for  my friends. So writes Mr. J. W. Bkown,  Chicago.   -- - -  Then say whether or not "we are  justified in' claiming"'pth.it Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills aro the  only medicine known to-day that is a  positive cure for Rheumatism. They  are the only-medicine that kills the  germs that cause rheumatism. This  is the one and only way to euro the  disease.  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills,  the medicine that cures disease by  killing the .germs ,that cause it, are  sold by all ��������� druggists at Toe. a box;  sample size 25c, or sent post paid on  receipt of price by The Arnold Chemical Co., Limited, Canada Life' Building 42 King Street West, Toronto.  Bye to Easiness.  "What did that young lawyer de  when you-tried to discourage his attentions by telling him your father was  in financial difficulties?"  "He immediately went to papa and  offered to put him through voluntary  bankruptcy for a fee of $500."���������Chicago Post.  mls-  A Grave Error. *  "Did you ever make a serious  take In a prescription?"  "Never but once," answered the drug  clerk as a? gloomy look passed over his  face. "I charged a man 30 cents for a  prescription instead of 35."���������Washington Star.  A DANGER  SIGNAL.  Just as the lightbuoy is a signal of  danger to sailors, and the red light to  railway men, so has nature equipped  individuals with danger signals of  one kind or another when their  physical condition is not quite right.  It may simply be a tired feeling, a  slight cold, weakness of the muscles,  fickle appetite or some other sign-  slight ; at first���������which indicates that your condition is not a  healthy One. If the danger signal is not heeded, serious results will follow and a complete collapse may occur. In nine  cases outof ten the direct cause of the trouble is impoverished  blood, or weak nerves. You need something to brace you up  -���������to make your blood rich and your nerves strong. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills is the only medicine that can dp'this-promptly  and effectively.    They strengthen from first dose to last.  Mr. Jonn Siddons, London, Ont.. says.���������'"I can speak mosr. favorably of the virtue of Dr. Williams'Pmk P lis. They prove invaluable  in stiengthtning and louing up the .ysiem when debiliiared. Haying  usi-d ih.m. for some time pa!=t I can si eak in.se ravorably of their  beneficial ie_ults. As tin i_vjgora.t_r of the con.titution they are all  that they cla m to be."  Sold by all dealers or post paid at 50 cents a box, or six boxes for  $2.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville.  Some  years   ago,   Mr.   ,Hall    was  caught in a terrific rain storm,   while  returning home onjfoot,* along a country road,   a  portion, of   which  was  ,'' corduroy,'' running through an  e_-  , tensive swamp.    In   the   darkness, he  got off the road, and stepped into  the  slush   and  mud   through   which   the  road was built.   He sauk to the waist,  and only-with the  greatest  difficulty  was  able  to   rescue    himself.   Next  morning he was in a raging .fever, the  result of the exposure,   which would  have  killed half  a  dozen    ordinary  men.    It was several weeks'before he  was well, and when he   left  his bed  'his left leg  was  four. inches  shorter  than the right. > ��������� Rheumatism  of  the  most extreme type -had- followed  his  stormy  adventure,-- and,   as  the doctors said, crippled him for life.-  Only, those wTho have * suffered . with  Rheumatism can imagine the tortures  he  endured.     Day -and    night,   the  agony    burned   into  his  nerves, and  muscles, making his' life   ao ceaseless'  round of torment.    Doctor after  doctor .treated  him.    Some  proposed  to  chisel a piece out of the  bone  of  the  leg;   others- said   nothing   could  do  j him any good.    The surgical' staff  of  the  Western Hospital, and a score  of  visiting physicians examined him and  decided he could never be cured.    One  doctor    bled, him,    drawing  away  a  large quantity of thick, stringy, dark-  colored   blood,   heavily    impregnated  with pus.    Even this did no   permanent good.    Liniments, oils, and scores  of  "patent    medicines"    were   tried  without   avail.    Every   one  believed  there was nothing for it but to   suffer  till the end.    Mr. Hall found  greater  and greater  difficulty  every  day,   in  moving about.    To walk a few yards  was hard labor.  One day recently he read of Dr.  Arnold's English Toxin Pills, and  concluded to try them. He did' so,  and was amazed to find that his pains  grew marked Ly'less. He purchased a  further supply of the pills, and used  them. As he did so, his sufferings  ceased entirely; strength and flexibility returned to the once stiff and  tortured limb, and health came back  to him in all its vigor.  He is enthusiastic in his praises of  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills,  which did for him what the doctors  and all other medicines in Canada failed to do���������gave him the power to  walk, gave him freedom from pain,  crave hin_*strength, health and energy.  Though he is nearing the full measure  of the three-score and ten years allotted as a man's "life, he is infinitely  more sprightly, more quick and sure  on his feet, than many a man in the  full flush of manhood.  Taking these  facts   into   consideration, his complete recovery is the more  marvellous.    Just    reflect    that    the  most skilful doctors   in   Toronto   and  vicinity were unable to do more   than  give him temporary relief; that different   physicians  pronounced   his   case  utterly incurable, that the staff   of  a  city hospital failed to find any  means  of aid for the sufferer,   and   then  remember   that   a few boxes of Dr. Arnold's English   Toxin   Pills   made   a  new man of him���������practically renewed  his   lease   of   life���������and   say   whether  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills   are  not    deserving   of   a  place   in   every  household.    Remember also,  that Mr.  Hall had given nearly   every  medicine" on the   market, a  fair-and faithful   trial   before   beginning   to   use   Dr.    Arnold's    English  Toxin Pills and that not one of   them  did him the slightest noticeable good.  Convincing- a*. Confiotsseni*. \  Some 'years ago the late Dr. Colo-'  netto undertook to make a bottle of  port that should not cost more than  threepence which the ' best judges  should be unable.to distinguish from  the highest priced wine that could be  obtained in the island./The preparation  was compounded openly before a large  assemblage, and three competent  judges were selected to test the product. The basis of' this compound was  cider, colored with an infusion of logwood. To this he added a few grains  of tartaric acid and salt of tartar to  give .respectively a rough taste and a  mellowed appearance. When three  glasses of this compound and three  glasses of recognized port were presented to the judges to taste and pass  their verdict, without being told which  was which, they unanimously pronounced* in favor of the doctor's cheap  preparation and -rejected the genuine  port. What they, would have said the  next morning if they had consumed a  bottle of this preparation remains a  matter rof conjecture.���������London Chronicle. *       '      - '      ,       (  Free and easy exnect_.ra.lon Immediately relieves and frees che'throat and lungs  from viscid phlegm, and a medicine tbat  promotes this is tbe best medicine to use  for* Roughs, oolds, inflammation of the  lungs and all affections of the, throat and  chest. This is precisely what Bickle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup is a specific for,  and wherever used lt has given unbounded satisfaction.. Children like it because  it is pleasant, adults like it because it relieves and cares the disease.  , Annexation.  "Pa..a," said the beautiful girl, "did  you know, that Harold is an annexationist?"  "Oh, he Is, Is he?" growled the old  man. "Well, I'll bet that Harold does  not know any more about annexation  than a cow knows about gunpowder."  "Oh. yes, he does."  "When he talks about annexation, I  don't believe he even' knows what he  wants to annex,", persisted' the old  man.  "Yes, indeed, he does," asserted th*  beautiful girl.  "Well, what Is it?"  "Me."  Naturally, after being thus made the  victim of a confidence game, there was  nothing for the old man to do except  to say, "Bless you, my children."----Chicago Post. T  A Distinction.       '  Cholly���������What   is  the difference - between a man. who lives at his mother's ,  and one who has intermittent rheumatism?  Tolly���������One Is well all the time and-  has rooms at his mother's; the other Is  well  sometimes and  bas rheumatism  others.���������-Life.  *    A S.rHons Disappointment.  "Why does Mrs. Timberlake wear  that settled look of melancholy?"  "Because she can't make eyeglasses  stay on' that flat nose of hers."���������-Cleveland Plain Dealer. ..   ' ���������' ��������� "  In-  Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.  Conditions Chanced.  used to'sny  you couldn't lo'*e  he  were the  last  man  in. the  "You  biiri   if  world."   ' , ,   -  .   "Y<'s. 1  know.y ���������      '  "And yet you are. engaged to be married to him.   You have changed."  "No. uot at all." You see. if he* were  the Jast man In the world- there  couldn't be this rich old uncle of his.  who has come along" and promised to  leave him everythibg." ��������� Chicago  Times-Hera Id. . s  Tlie Trust and the Trustee.  '  If a trustee In trusting doth trust him a trust'.  In   trusting   the   trust   thus   three   thing's   he-  trusts���������   ' '     ��������� "  The truster, thing trusted and cestui que trust."   -  Two   trusts,   too,   he's   trusting   in   trusting" this'  rtrUSt.* .        "   ' <��������� n     ,-r-   ''     '  With those three things intrusted in trust to the  trust, ' ���������-..-*  The trust in hira trusted and the trust he i la-  trusts,   i  Now  Br  those   three  things  he's  trusted   and  tbest".  two things in trust ' *���������   ���������  the   trustee   intrusted   through   trust   la   th������  trusts '      i  That most trusters in trusting, trust their trustees  to trust ' i   \  Are   in   tnist,   because   trusty,   trustworthy   this  trust  ,  Or   through   other   trusts  trusted   by   trustees  in''  trust    ��������� ,.      * .    '��������� "' t  ���������  And trustwo'rthily treated by the trusts that thay  trust. i .  But  .'   ' 'f;'vl  If  Kinarifa Umil Cures garget ii Coin,  Behind the Engine.  C_uin_*-Which   is  the  swiftest  animal?  De Fonte���������"VVell, I've heard of an elephant making a mile a minute.  Quin,n���������Preposterous!      Where    was  this wonderful-elephant?  ,  De Fonte���������On a circus train.���������Chicago News.       Miiiarf. Liniment Ci.es Colds, Etc.  That  if   trustless,    untrusty,    trustworthlcss   this,  trust ,    *  the   trustee   trusts   trusts   to~ "through   too'  trusting a- trust ���������  Ih  the trusts he's'intrusted "to trust with "a trust,'  Then   the   truster,   things'trusted  and   the   cestui  que trust , ' .'   .    ���������  And the trust in trusts trusted'and the too trusting trust ���������>, -        ,  the   trust   that   he   trusted  and   th*   trustee ���������  they bust.       c                                 > T        ,  ,    ������  ",  '                       . ���������CMoa^o OhronicJ������v  And  * \* -  *.  ���������    - i ,.  Wonderful Development  Watts���������The development of the sense -  of touch in the blind is something al-.;  ways a wonder to me.,  Gotrox���������1 have it pretty well developed myself. I have got so I can tell  a borrower two blocks away.���������Indianapolis Journal.  fiANVASSERS!  TWO HEW BOOKS!  _ _ The Library of  \������ South Africa (f ur books in one), -ncl  - Dwlyht Ij. Moody, tho Man mid* His  Mission. Both reliable, *.voik.������and I eautifuhy  illustrated; ������������������ rehash of old matter like some of  the books ofTereil tor sale. Prices awa down,  terms oxtra lib ral. Profp-ctu* of first book.V'c ,  of second book Snc, or both tor 7.r>(.\, ammivt refunded with first order f.*r five books. "William  Brings,Methodist Book & Pub. House.Toronto  ODORLESS  CLOSET.  The Above 'Cut Reprenonts One of tho  . Most Useful Inventions of tho Ar-o Ln  the-Way of an Indoor Closet.  All who have used this Closet pronounce it  absolutely oduiloss and m ciic.al men claim it to  be perfectly sani ary. Hmiureds have been aold  during the past year and have given entire satisfaction.  For Catalocn. and price lint -write to  THE ODORLESS CREMATORY CLOSET CO.,  HAMILTON, ONT.  "patent  patient,  Hale Old Age.  Sad to see peopl*  advanced in years  Bufferingf romBacK-,  ache, Lame Back,  Urinary Troubles  and Kidney Weakness. A hale old  age, free from pains  and aches, can only  beattained bykeep-  ing th* kidneys right and the blood pure.  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS  befriend the aged by freeing them from  pain and correcting all Disorders of tho  Kidneys and Urinary System.  Mr. Thomas Ash, an old resident of  Renfrew, Ont., spoko as follows:  "I am 72 years of age, and have been  troubled for a number of years with pains  across my back. When I would ' stoop  over it gave agonizing pain to straighten  up. I was so bad that I could scarcely  walk. I have taken many kinds of medi ���������  cines, but got nothing to help me. Being  recommended to try Doan's Kidney Pills  I got a box. After taking three doses I  noticed a great change for the better,  and I can now get around as smart as a  cricket. lean split my own wood and am,  in fact, just like a new man. " '  AT -THE  WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE  We touch .shorthand, all  liusinest*  Subject,   antl   Telegraphy.      No   Holidays   at  Xmas     Individual Instruction.    Students  niay enter, at any time.    Get Particulars.  G.  W. DONALD, Sec.  ������o������o  THE MOST DURABLE  ON THE MARKET.  MONEY TO LOAN AT SIX PER CENT.  REPAYABLE IN MONTHLY INSTALMENTS.  THE BIRKBECK INV., SECURITY  & SAVINGS CO.  KAEES, ROBINSON  & BLACK,  Agents.  WINNIPE3,   MAN.  LUCAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Write US. Hanilltoii.Ont.  Circle Teas  _. S. & II. Coffees  _.S._ Ji. Extracts  _.S.& B. Spices  HIGH  GRADE   PLOWS,    _  Carriage*-,   'Wagons,   Ifa  &c.    COCKSUUT-* PLOW CO  SEEDING   MACHINES.  arrows, Wind in* Ms;  "        Wiimii'eg*-.  W. N. IT.     256 I  \  r>  h...,  Ii ���������  ISSUED EVERY  TUESDAY.  TO. _B. Hii^rcon, JEMtor.  __* Advertisers who want their ad  changed, 3h.ould get copy in by  12 a.m. day Ipefore issue.  Subscribers failiug to receive Tjjk  Nkws regularly will confer a favor by lioii-  iyin   the office.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  -TUESDAY,    MARCH    20th 1900  ISLAND RAILWAY.  Pjf ilate there have been meeting  'held in Victoria copcerning a mat-  ���������ter of -yital importance to that place  ���������ancl to   ,the   whole   of   Vancouver  Island.    Namely, the extension   of  railway sysiem to the north end of  '   {the Islandj and connection with the  main continental lines by means of  a-ferry.   -These meetings,   coupled  ���������with   the seemingly   well  found' d  -rumor of Hill's scheme, to  connect  ���������the Great Northern v\ith'the Island  i>y ferry, and build a'line to   Qua-  .sirio on the north-west coast  of the  Island, and also the fact tnat a bill  is now before the Domsnion House  ip /ncornprute   the     "Comox   and  .Cape Scott Rai way," point <to the  fact that railway meu   are   begin-.  ,   jiing ta cast their eyes towards ov.r  iihiftd, and������o lea'lize   the   impcrt-  Auce of our position as  a  shipping  <  point.    That a   railway  extending  {the length of   the   Island  will  be  jpo.t essential to  its   future   prosperity is   apparent. ,    Some  years  p.p, one ,"four oldest   residents,   a  farsighted, keenm.n   of business,'  and one who We think betterquai:.  $ed than any other living person to  /eqpress ������n'opinion on tba'the matter,   the   Hon.   J.   S.    Helmckei,  twrote several  letters   in   the   Vic-  ���������tjria Journals showing jjhe   advan.  $ages of ehe scheme, as a   coloniza.-  iion agent, and . as   an   artcny   to  keep life in the .capital of B. C.    In  {those letters, if we rember,   he exported the business men of cVictor:a  to unite in one grand effort to bring  about   the .consummation  .of     the  scheme.      Warning   them   at  the  flame -time of the   consequent  stag  ���������nation that would inevitable ensue  in  Victoria   and   over   the ��������� whole  ;Jsland if this rnost   vital   question  ,^ra_ ignored,     Dr.   Helmcken  was  -{ten years ahead of the rest   of Victoria in his ideas.    Little attention .  yyas-paid to his letters at. the   time,  and no action was taken   to  bring  about what the people   of Victoria  realize must be done to save themselves to-day.  Apart from its   value  as   aeon,  pectiou with main lines, a   raiiwav  -$ril[ go through and .tender easy of  access, a most valuable'part  of the  province.    The entire belt of coun-  $ry from Qualicum to the Seymour  farrows, some 60 miles Ion^   by a  varying width of from 8 to 8 miles,  is capable   of   supporting   a  lar������o'  number ,of t-ettlers, in   additiou   to  those already in  the  district, and.  although a great deal of  Ihis   area  is heavily timbered, yet much of it  is not, and the land is all most em  in.ently  suited   for   grass   growing  and 'cattle   raising.    The   part   of  Pomox District on   Vancsuver   Is-  ������he most valuable   and    important  ^tracts on the whole Island, but will  remain sparsely settled and imperfectly developed until a   railway is  thrust thrdugh the wilds and give-;  gocess   to    many   willing  settlers.  Fhe rL.esl body ���������i D.uglas iirs   existing in the j rovince   to-day is in  this   district,    much   of  which  is  owned by various   companies,   notably the Chemanius JVJill Co.   who  will   shortly   build a    Isige  mill  samewhere on the northern part of  the   Island.      Then    the  country  north of the Narrows lo   the eud of  the island, is intersected wlr.h  rich  valleys and raach   valuable   bench  land.    Land   has   been    taken   up  and attempts at settlement made at  various times, but   with no  means  of getting produce to market,   and  the hardest sort of work to get sup-  plie to their ranches.    Small   wonder that they have not  succeeded,  or that in  many   cases   have  left  again.    People who do   not   know  the district can have no  idea of it's  possibilities.    The climate'is mild.  The land   good.      The timber   super:), while the f-ea ti-ems with most  valuable food fishes, as well as   all  lakes   and    rivers.      The   halibut  trade is at pr* sent  in the   hand, of  one American company, but 'thee  is room for many more on the north  of our I. laud."    The   possibilities of  the Island could be dilated  on-' in-  FARMING   PRIZES.  The foi owing letter to   Farming   from  1 rof. Robertson is    published.at   the request of Mr.   J.    R.   Anderson,  deputy (  minister of egriculture:  By the kindness of a generou-. fni'-on  who love to stimulate the aci.vitie. 'of  boys and ������irls in farm homes lr. .uch directions as will lead them out (<-d-.<-.ite)  imp happy and u.seful lives,.I an; a'..e to  offer $ro,o'oo in cash prizes jor tne selection pf seed grains on 'farms -in all the  provinces, on a plan which- will lead'to  great improvement in the crops throughout the whole country.  It is highly desirable that the boys and  .girls in farm homes should stuflv this subject ancl begin the selection of seed grain  under the advice and supervision of their  . parents'.  1/The competitioirin every province  will be open to .ill boys and girls mil who  have not passed their eighteenth birthday before the ist J lnuary.'ioco.  II. There wili be separate competitions  for each province; and the _. orlhwest  Territoi ies are to be considered 'a. one  province for this purpose. ,  III. The main competition will continue for three years; and the   prizes   will  ���������be awarded to il ose who obtain the la--  gest number o( n arks on, the following  plan:1' "       ������ ;  (a) Any acre of oats, on   the   farm   a*  which tlie competitor lives, may   be   ������������������e  lectcd for 1900, one mark -'..lll'be aw,.ide .  for every pound in wcight<cf grain ofgoo.j  qtia.ity obtained from the ocre;in 1900  (b) Before the grain is ''haivesied in  iooo,a quantity of large ' h'eads.sh - Ii' L'<-  selectcd id yield , enough heavy plump  seeds'to sow one acre in 1901. cind tw,  marks'will.be a vvarded for eveay ppuii'.  in weight (jf grain of good quality obtained . from' the acre in 1901. ������  (c) Before the grain   is   harvested  'in  Blouses  We have them from 50 cts. up.   Whi������e  /   Blouses will, linen cuffs ancl collars, 75  os. . Black and white; very, n'e-it   and  'dressy, 75 cts.    Colored    Blouses   with  white insertion fronts, $1.75.  Dress Goods  " Seeing is believing, come   and see our  if   S'-'- -i- dress goods.    These are  special  and worth  from   75 cts. ' to $1.3������������������   pei-  _������.-_^.T.__l. L.I*l__l^.Ml|l_j^Tf|[7r^_pyn^!*!T^JT^PVr^^'^  Kid Gloves  11  We have still'a. few of those kid glove}*  at 75 cts.  White Quilts    ���������  From 75 to $3.50,  .1  yard.  Ladies'  Cloths  In purple,' green, fawn, new blue at $1  and $1.25 per yard. We have'not  space enough to describe our large and  well assorted stock of dress goods and  invite inspection.  YVchrtve   just jo    hand   for   Spring   a'  spl.ndid line of Sctcii gingli;im->, dimi-  ti.-,, piques, muslin's, etc., etc.,at pric es  winch defy competition; . ,   ���������  Floor Oil Cio'th .,  25 r cts.    per  square   yard.   ,   This   1  -    special and   we   will   not   promise  t  taks orders at this price after,April is  Men's Boots  50 pairs men's good   strong   boots a  $1.50'.  Boy's Suits  25 boy's   suits   in    navy   blue,   bro*vj  t'veeds and grey, from $1 25', to $3.5  <i  Bov's Reefers  'At 1.25 v\orth Si.25.,  definitely   but   enough    has. been     ^^quantiiy of large heads   shall be  said to start-people   thinking,   and  every one with the Island and   the  district's we'fare' at   heart,  should  1 '  help by every   possible   means an '  their power to bring about the   dcr  sired ^ate of affairs.    Not   say   as  one or "two narrpvv mjnded individuals ar-- reported to have said, th-it  a railv. a}' wou[e be bad for the far-  mers. I deiy anv one to point ont  "a single instance on the continent  ���������where a railway did the farmer anything but good. Farmers iivsng*  oh a lively railway line are- lnost''}^'  well off. These living 'way back  ������������������-re generally worse off--unless they  get a remittance. The one .near  the line has means to ship' his per-  ishnble' p.oduce to a market   with-  1  o_it loss. Those at a distance, on  tie other hand, have to pay ever r-0  much more for necessary imports.  Study it out for yourselves  to yield encug heavy plump seed.-  to sow one acre in 1902; and ihree'maiks  >uii oe awarded for every pound in weight  of grain of gosd quality obtained from  the acte in  1902. ',       .  (d),.The competitor who odtaihs,, the  largest number of 1 aiks in tke ibtal ol  the three years will receive the firs.'prize  in the province; the competitor who ob  tains the second largest number of marks  the second prize; and so on for ten j.rize-  id every province.  1 (e) There will be also prizes for whe.i-  on the same plan.  (f) The following show   the'prizes foi  one piovince:  ���������   ���������                                                   '      O'jrs. Whe;*t  Lht, prize '   -jjlOO    $100 '  Cash Store,     Cumberland, B.C.  he binger Sewing Machine  CABINET TABLE,   WOODWORK.       ,  >pre-j  2u<i .  :-!rd "  It'll "  5th "  (ith "  ,7 th ".  Sth "  9th "  10th "  75  ' 75  50-  5;  25   *  25  15  1 1  10  1  5  ,)  5  5  5  5  5  5  EDITORIAL 3STOTE3. ������  The correspondence published in  the Cabinet on   16th re the  give a-  way by the   Semi in Govern men t of  the vast   body of  coal lying unci r  Nanaimo  Harbour will   come as a  shock to those who had been in the  habit- of   regarding Mr.   Semlln as  an upright man.    He .clearly feared  the just censure of an outraged public, else why the exl-raordin try precautions of secrecy? Many poeple in  B. C. to-day condemn the terms under which the E.   & N.   was built.  That grant was made   by the voice  of the   ; eopl.e at the  poll.** and the  Pro]) si tion was pressed on the la'e  Mr. Robt. Dunsmuir,   the first party to-under take' the scheme having  failed to do his part.   .-Thi* gift was  made'by three men in secret session  who at the lime held the welfare of  the province in   their   hands,   and  the public knew nothing  of it   for  four months.    The Hon. Mr.   Martin has done   the   right  thing   in  publicly exposing  the   scandalous  affair, and the thanks oi the   whole  country should be his due.   o   $295    $29,  (<) There will t be   sets   of   pn   zes   ,.  abvoe for Ontario, Quebec, New    Brims  wick, Nova   "Scotia,     Prince     Ed waul  Island, Manitoba, Northwest Territories,  and British Columbia.,  IV.   I'nere will als<*  be   sets   of  prize*-  innurtlly tor the 100 heads of gram whic 1  contain, the l.rgest nu nber   of   ?eeds   of  ihe besi quality picked out of   those  se -  iected fiom the acre each  year,  (a) Any 100 heads from the acre entered fer competition may be picked; one  mark will be awarded for every seed on  lhe one hundre-id heads and two marks  for every giain (m weight) which those  seeds weigh.  (b) The competitor who receives the  largest number of mrrks will receive the  lir.t pri.e tn the piovince; the competitor who obtains the second largest num.  ber of marks, the second prize; and so  on for the ten prizes in eveiy province.  (_) The following show the   prizes   foi  one province for 1900:  Oits. W1ii>h  1st   prize   ������ 25  Iiaving taken, the Singer Sewing   Machine   Agenpy   lam  pared to sell Alachines at the following prices and terms:     '    '  ���������  Latest   improved; ' doublb 'feed, "befl.-adjuster   and   most'rec.ntl  self-fitting attachments, , ,.    , _,    ,.        : v'    >,'/ ' -^  -        Pkxce7$70,' $5 cash a.,d   $3'per, month;   'ho   interest." $10 d^  count for cash witnin 60 days. ..Full allowance f'.-r 'old marhi  - More , ' Si.ngkes     sold   than   all  year, _ ,500,000,  ���������   ,  9 Oil and nee lies and extra parts kcj't in stock. '  ti.es.  others   combined.",  .Sale*1 last  1. rL, CA  *H  4  ������  2nd  ( c  ii  ei  a  a  a  ��������� 1  a  tt  ire       20  Of)  3rd       15  15  4ch       12  l'?  5th      10  10  Gth        s  s  7 th         5  5  Sth  ....      5  5  9th         5  10th  ... .        5  will, be  sets  of  Th  $110  prizes   as  $110  nbove,  Full particulars will be mailed in good  ti.ne. to every one whose entry i. received  ond I am sure the newspapers will accord their much-piized courtesy and help  ;n jpviny publicity to any furrner anil ->unremenls. The competitor, will  doubtless dumber m.my thousand., ,and  11 w'll not be practicable to write letters  to them individually. 'The plan provides  for 640 prizes, of which 16 are $100 each;  (6 ar_ $75; 16 are $50 ciich; and 64 are  25 each.  I invite the teachers to join in help ng  forward ihis educational movement. \  would not on anv personal, pnva-e or  .selfish matter add one straw to their already heavy burdens af labor. I think  they do the mo.t vnluable and most  pcorlv-paid service of all the workers in  our country. -However, in this case although the\ may neither seek nor expect  material reward, they will, with the certainly of seed and harvest, win the . fulfilment of the apt promise, "Cast thy  bred upon'the waters; for thou .halt find  11 after many days."  'JAS.. VV., ROBERTSON.  Ottawo, Jan. 1st, 1000. '  for Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick,  Nova Scctifi, Prinde Edward Island,  Manitoba, Northwest Territories and  British Columbia respectively, in 1900,  and also in roni and 1902.  1.0 large iiea-is.  bummsry  1900: O Is  Wheat.  1001: Ho  1902: do  .SI 10  .110  ������220  x S-$ 1,700  A petition is   being circulated .0  the   Governor-General in   council  praying that a  subsidy  be granted  by Parliament in   aid of a railway  to the north   end of  Vancouver Island.      ..  This is -something -which every  man in the district ought ' te.s_.gn.  Railway comniunicaiion means the  opening up of the north end of the  Island for settlement and prospecting   and unless our   Island is con-.  Sometimes we . hear of one beingV|  '���������hoist by.his   ...vii   petard" but at!  no time has i.n.   l,.*_n better exem-.  plificd than ������������������ hen.  last week, a jol-fl  ly st ward of  one 01 our   best mail)!  boats, c-lo.d-d up a 'snideree  cigar;!  tor Uiq special   benefit of a resident J  of   Courtenav.    He   entrusted theij  Long Tom to the   unsuspecting ( ?) J]  captain's care   with" a   request that 1  it would be Landtd to his friend as i  the   skipper   was   about   to   visit  Courtenay.    This, for some reason, j]  he failed to  do and   upon the' next '  trip of the  boat on   Wednesday he 8  politely   asked   the   dynamiter  ts II  have a cigar and   at the same time f]  taki. g one himself.    The result,can 1  be better imagined   than described, (i  1.700  .      $ 5/.S0  Three year lb. grain per acre competition:  Oats '. .$295  Wheat..  295  $590 x 8���������$ 4.720  [-70-J j nected with the ..mainland  by rail  she will have to   take a   back seat.  The petition points out that an av  erage of $20 per   capita     goes into  the Canadian   revenue from B. C.  ^JTf any man found a pair of dancing shoes at the concert last ni<>h  George McLeod would be to glad of  it.���������Van Anda.  Now John, own up as to who got i  the boots.���������Ed.  ������10,000  V. All those who desire to , enter the  competition should send their names and  addresses to Professor Robeitson, Ottawa, before the ist May 1900. These  < ommunications should contain only the  words "Entry for seed grain competion,"  ancl full name and address. They will  be carried by mail free of postage.  I particularly request that no questions  be asked  on   these   entry    applications.  IWPOBMATIOl.    WANTED,  A small boy living in Mt. Salem, fl  Michigan, w.ib������isking his faiherff  ques-ions the other night. 1  Pa, he .said, wnat, is dehorning?     ������l  -Father���������Why,   .it's' cutting "he  horns off cat'le. .*���������:'.  -Boy, after reflecting���������Pa what is  detailing?  . Father, growing irritated���������What |  in the world are you asking so[ f  many questions for?  ''������������������' i  ���������Boy-^-Well,   I saw-in-the-paper |  the other day,   where   Gen. Buller   fj  detailed a whole squad of his men  ���������Truth.-  We ouGHTto have some return.  ���������  1/  Copies may be seen at Cumberland Hotel, at James Abrams' office and at News office. See editorial in this connection.  VICTORIA NEWS.  FOR SALE:   Old   papers.    Ap  ply at News Office.  Victoria, March 19. Martin  has    seized   |  all the ties and timber on the Crow's Neat f  Railway for the alleged non-payment of  royalties. Martin returned last night from  the Mainland, atter an unsuccessful attempt to secure M. E. G-ordon, of Kamloops to join hia; Cabinet, Dr. Watt of  Fort Steele has been offered a seat in the  Martin Cabinet.  f


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