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 if  SEVENTH YEAR  CUMBERLAND.  B, Q. .TUESDAY, MARCH    13th,   .900.  CUT HIS HAND.  I  ������  Fbom.the following noted seed houses:  The Steel Briggs Seed Co., Ltd,  D. M. Fe1<ky & Co. ������  Jay<& Co., Victoria, B. C.  BULKSEEDS:���������  S������       ' ���������_-_ *  weet Peas (Eckford's   mixed), 10 cts.  per oz., 3 ozs. for 25 cts. / .  Nasturtiums   (tall),    10 cts.  per oz.,   3  ozs. for 2 5 cts. , ���������     *     *  r  Nasturtiums (dwarf), .15 cts. per   cz., 2  f ozs. for 25 cts.  ;     ���������   Timothy (seal brand).  : Rtd Glover.(lynx brand),  Austrian Brome Grass.  Qet ouif prices before purchasing.  *"'*'. ' ' '  Allseeds warranted fresh.  Our readers will 'feel grieved with  us to hear, that Mr.  T: Hudson ou  I his hand'severely' Sunday evening  while fording  Rosewall's River 01.  -his return from0 line repaying.    It  appeals that the riyer beiug so high  as to   cover the, seat of   tlie   cart  ,'when fording,,he   stood   up.    The  horse   at the  same .time feil   and  Tom was thrown" forward,  put ing  out his   hand   to save   himself  he  happened to strike the  blade of the  axe which   had been,  snapped   to  the shaft," ,edge   up. ', He a<.d hi,-  brother who ' was with   him had a  hard   job savingJ the', horse   from  drowning.     They   then   drove   to  Geo. Howe's, 8'rhilesV-where he had  the hand * tied up,  -coming   home  Monday, when the doctor's put him  under chlbrform, and .^gathered the  seyered tendons together.    He wiil  probably be disabled 'for some time  and perhaps have* a-stiff hand for  life.    He   tells'  us  that   the   late  floods ' have ��������� washed ; but   French  Creek bridge���������������������������hence the failure of  the mail-carrier to. reach here Sun-"<  day. " ,'T'-  .  .,-' \  ������MO0N xeise n.  ., " V, << II  Sicholles & iReinaiif, Ld,  ".       61s YATfeS STREET; ] vicfORIA; K. C.  '- HARDWARE, MILL AND MINING MACHINERY,  AND FARMING AND DAIRYING IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL KINDS.  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write for priced and particulars.    P. O, Drawer 563.  ���������*   1s 1. *���������  See our, carpet- samples before  buying;.the largest an.������ best assortment in town..J.". Estimate, given  include carpets already,sewn, ready  to-lay on floor.    Stevenson &   Co.  of all bieeds and colours. The  wharf was anything but dull bo  long;as the Tees was alongside.  The Tug Lome brought in the  ship":Glory -of the Seas on Friday.  She will L.aii for San Francisco. '  TheStr. Cutch arrived hereon  Saturdtry for fuel on her way from  .Skagway: She had a li^ht p*ssen-  ger lis'; the railway baing blocked  between vSka������>way and Bennett.  No' trains ������have got , t> rough for  four clays and the proseect was it  would be four days more before ihe  road would   be   clear.    About   100  r  Dawson passengers were waiting at  Bennett to come   out.'   Capt. New-  .onib reports a very rough trip and'  .is in consequence 24 hours la'e.  The Transfer makes regular trips  .is' usual., Capt. Verge, formerly  mate of   the Ciiy ' of . Nanaimo  is  now in charge of the Transfer..  '   '     ' *  -  Mr.1 Jas. Millar, the veieran lo&-  ger, arrived by the City Wednesday  to open up" his camp at Garvin's  Point. Mr. Millar brought his  oxen and camp' outfit and a crew of  men with him^and, intends gettihg  out out a large quantity of timber  this season-  LOCAL ITEMS.  Blue-birds .were seen here on t ie  10th���������a-sure sign of Spring.     0  For bargains in women's underwear go to Stevenson & Co.  Mr. Orr, sr., is in the Hoe >.t 1  suffering from a   rheumatic attao-c.  Mr. Wm. Rendell, father of M '.  R. Addison, died at   Buffalo, K. Y.  on Feb. 8th.  t    ,-'     '  Ladies' tanned  blown kid gloves '  w -rth $1.25 .at   75cts.    Stev.n. n '  &-Co. \ ��������� ,  . ��������� ' ���������<  John   Kuti,  an   Austrian,   wfis  taken   to the   Hospital   Saturday  suffering   from a kick   from a'vicious mule. ,  Bemnant Sale of Piannellettee, Prints -  aud press  Lengths.     Ton't  misa  this opportunity. ���������Gus Hauck.  We     understand    the; Dliver's  Meeting Sunday   resolved 'to-hold  out for $2.50.    The -miners. are at;  work. \        ���������   '    ' . ,   ���������   i ~\ , :���������:  V  - >*   'c. *  'i'-.  .'>:!  ���������V'  ONE WAY   TO GET A   PAIR  DANCING PUMPS.  OF  If you want .������  CARPETS,      LINOLIUMS,     .CURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of all  Kinds, in  the Latest Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading Manufacturers throughput the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON REQUEST.  , At the- Marble Bay Concert"  dance, one, of our. esteemed resi-  dents of Comox.Roacyfound that.he  had f.-rgot.en his^pii^ips... ./      % ,  :^.;.Wt������ereth^'8V>-n'!;\heiS>_-a. way." '"���������:  Finding a' would-be dancer laid  ou: and sound asleep, J<*hn quietly  removed his pumps, used them for  the evening, and replaced them  with--lit the unconscious lender be-  inga bit .he wiser.  , Apropos of this:  Did he loose the hoots?  Mrs. Morton,, the popular landlady at .Browns boarding house,  went down-on the City FridayJor  shoi t visit.  -.'We arc pleased to note that MrW  F. Beveridge' and family haue moV-  "to the -Bay to join- Mr.   Beveridge  who is employed he/e now.   '  We noticed a. nice express wagr*  gori last week ly, Mr. MitehelL  The workmanship stamps him-as'V  first class mechanic. , '���������'; :\,  '_',  The new fan at No. 4 is well on '  .towards completion.    It will beof  30ft diameter against the old one's-  14ft. -.The   old fan will ' be moved"  to No. 6   after completion   ofjoeir; "  one. *���������   ,     .       , ' "\. >: -  , Men's   white-and colored -shirt������vl  -    --;.  large - sizes,   60 cts., \vbrttiy^M}r^J^  "StfiVPinKnn __- On    , ���������.'"'./.   \,      -.������"���������#������  "1  - - i.  :-',  "������������������-* ^i  ** '*>  ::/;j_,  , .If youWant'a   nobby  hat at the  right price go.to Sleveusp.nife Co's  :Cash.'-S.o_e.% ?'"-' ��������� v-.   ' -',- r������-\ h -^  ' A FISHY PLAY.      "  J   By Victorian bARDnvE.  ->i.%i  Last chance. Only three days more  in Cumberland. Coupon holders  must take this opportunity. Coupons -will expire March 15th, my  last day in Cumberland.  FINLEY,  Photographer.  WHARF JOTTINGS.  Our new Six Story Show Rooms are conceded to be the  most elaborate, complete Home Furnishing Establishment  in all Canada.    Come and see us when in Victoria.  Write to  $     Complete Furnishers,  Weiler Bros. '*&%���������������������������  Request  VICTORIA, B. C.  15 DAYS  ES AT COST,  -O JD.TD. .SIZES-  Now is your chance to get some good  Shoes    for   little money.        Sale   commences  Pay-day,   February 24th, 1900.  t^_ Highest premiums paid for Eggs and Butter  The good   people of   Union Bay  celebrated the  relief of  Ladysmith  in good and   appropriate style  on  receipt of the good news on the 1st.  They torm.d   into a little   procession, marching from   the wharf to  the Nelson   Hou<-e   and all   other1  parts of the   (own.    Bagpipes, lin-  whigtles   and drum   made a   g od  band and   refreshments were   free  galore    at    Nelson    House.      Mr.  Brown's,   Mine Host  Humphrey's  and   every   other     place   refreshments, songs snd and, hurras made  the air joyous   and the   good folks  let all within   hearing   know  that  they   were   true   Britons.     By-the  way   did not   Cumberland  fall   a  little to the rear on that occasion?  We certainly should have whanged  off a few guns just for luck.  Barge Robert Kerr was in on  Monday for a fuil cargo of coal for  the C. P. R., Vancouver.  S. S. Wellington arrived Tuesday  from San Fransisco and loaded  2,500 tons coal and sailed Wednesday. She brought a locomotive for  Oyster Harbor which was lai'ded '  and will be shi2_ped by Tran.-fer  to its destination.  S.'S. Tees called at the Wharf on  Friday for a cargo of coal for Skag-  way. She had a he ivy freight and  passenger list, quite a shipment of  ' Don Quizote de a   Maduro���������Ho,  Joseph Panz-i,   my   trusty squire!  some days agone I didst order thre,  O Panza! to   make   mc a   box;   of  certain dimensions and   divisions.  One of which divisions to be   cosily  padded,   upholstered    with   rarest  tapestry and carpeted for mine pet  protege..   A sample of thy   skill as  c.ibinet maker.    What   hast  thou  done towards it my squire?  Joseph���������Nauthin.'  Don    Q.--By   my     hullabaloo!  Thou art a lazy   vallet, Panza, and  thou so   smart 1    I prithee   get   to  work, or we. shall have this   caitiff  B. C. rabble   at   our  august  heels  anon.    Tell me, what dost  intend  to do in future?  Joseph���������Nauthin'-  Don Q.���������A   sourge   upon   thee,  idle valet! What didst accomplish  when in Sir Knight Sifton's   train,  my Panza?  Jos.���������Nauthin'  Don Q.���������-Or as squire to   Green-  way?  ,    Jos.���������Nauthin'.'  Don. Q ���������Plague take thee knave!  What wast employed at when with  Don Pedro Semlin?  Jos.���������Cardin' Cotton.  2O0 pairs Boy's Twoed Pants, splendid value 50 cts. and upwards at  G us Hauck's.  f  NOTICE;  HAVING   severed my interest   in  the Magnet   Cash  Store   <*f this  City I desire to   thank my customers for their liberal patronage.  Cory S. Ryder, Jr.  The "City of Nanaimo" last trip  had a new mate aboard, Capt.  Foote. Mr. W. Verge, who has  acted in that capacity for so long,  stopping off at Union Wharf to take  ( x    --���������0 , ^ _.._r...^_J. w     command of the Transfer which was  ' horses and a large number of dogs I expected in Wednesday.  Stevenson & Co  -    A critical;  operation was: succe3  sfiily   performed last>eek:  by:Dr.;^_:S!S  Staples.'; He, removed a   ganglioii      "'" *'*"  -^a swelling, br tunaon -of-the ten-  (ions���������from the wrist of .Mrs., E. A.:  '"Ariley of this'townl*     '   r:.s"'rr,N  Mr. John JVIcLeod has moved two  of the small cabins which stood at  the back up to the street line of the  lot. They will be joined to form ���������  one house which Mr. McLeod will  occupy with his family. Mr. McKay, is doing the work.  Mr. C. S. Ryder has *sold out the  Magnet Cash Store to Mr. J. B. Le -  Feu'vre of Nanaimo. We wish  Mr. Le Feuvre luck iu his new venture and Mr. and Mrs. Ryder all  prosperity where ever they may go  after their long and acceptable sojourn among us.  Some miscreant   had the audacity to* burglarize the    Maple  Leaf  Club Sunday, carrying away with  them some games' and the flag belonging   to   the   boys.     President  "Punk" ain't   saying much but he  is   studying  and   it   will    not be  healthy for the perpetrators if they  are   detected.       We    think   boys  should be protected  by law against  theft as weill as grown people;  Mr.;  R. "B.   Anderson,   we   are  pleased   to hear,   has   seemed  the  contract of   placing acetylene  machines in the new hotel at Shawni-  gan which is being built by a syndicate for   a first class   summer  resort.    Mr. Anderson h placing four  machines of nis own pattern which  have been proved   to be the best in  market..   They will aggregate5,000  a idle pnwer.  ��������� Germea makes a delicious breakfast  in five minutes ; For sale by Qus  Hauck  Certain   young   people  of  both  sexes have lately been in the habit  of meeting at  night  and annoying  people by throwing stones at doors,  creating   noises in  alleyways  and  courtyards   and    playing   sundry  pranks of the  kind.    Our informants state that the perpetrators are  well known to them and that they  are young enough to be at home at  proper hours and old j enough to  have some regard for appearai.ee*..  This is that they may read for their  own good. m  iliii  Iltelfcij"'.'  _--:  mm  11  m  III  ���������ifefe,  IP  ill  IwJi?r,w>  A-Harvest  [Copyright. 1S93. by the Author.]  CHAPTifrt. XIII.  About eight months after Olal  Brun's departure, Hulda received a letter, ,-which fell into hen hands by pure  accident  c-nansre with quiet satisfaction, and  _._���������-. Falck himself besran to hursi as be  walked through tlie halls and played i-a  his room,, instead of " The Damnation  of Faust." a Spanish dance by Sara-  sate which panted, and palpitated with  joyous abandon. It was late in October, and the weather had for a week  been stormy. Nils, the -groom, on his  way, to the stable often stopped under  the curate's window, listening in puzzled wonder \to the gay strains that  es-caped 'into, the night, mingled with  the storm, and were whirled away into"  the black space. There seemed some-  Iwjw (not to Nils, but to Hulda, who  was standing wrapped in a rain coat  en the balcony, thait there was a great  passionate pulse-beat in the storm���������  ..v~  ~���������   . something nobly wild and free and un-  <5h. was talcinsr a walk with tamable; and she felt within herself a  t^r^re-* alnnc thp highway when she kindred throb���������a tempestuous yearning  mit "is" the Iroom carrying the mail to break all bonds and live a life of  ba--Nil's who from shrewd intuition glorious, untramelled frenrtorn.  K-T enV-sed the true state of affairs. She was intarrupted in these rnedl-  S Sken'the   preSLtion' to. conceal Nations   by -two   men   clad   in   yellow  f���������   w^neket a letter, with American   oil clothes who came stamping up the  J^^^^n'\vh\^^haadecl^herea   steps and inquired for the pastor. The  HuSai   SmeSie   grateful   glance' "rain .was  dripping  from   their   beards  with   which   she   re-warded   him   made  him for a moment cherish murderous  -designs against Mr. Falck, that malicious  ogre   who,   as  he     fan-ci-ed,   was  persecuting her. -������������������.���������.���������_  It  was  not  clear   from  Olaf's  letter  whether   he   had   written   any   epistles  before   which   had   never   reached, her.  Mrs.  Brinckman,   it appeared,   had,   as  he  expressed   it,   blackguarded  him   to  his uncle,  and made him     no  end   01  trouble.   That lofty functionary had in,  deed   assumed  such  am   insulting  tone-  toward him apropos of 4ns engagement  to her that nothing but his grey bans  had "saved    him    from the    th���������������*inj  whic  he  had   deserved.    On   the  veiy  riiv     however,     wihcn    he ��������� filled    .nus  ?wenty-?ifthV   ��������� year .    hfc. ��������� patrimony.  whichf on account of title expense, of his  SEStlon.  h_.d shrunk to  aa.r^^  cant sum, ha a been paid to mm. a.nJ.his  -uardian,  washing  himself  of  all  fur  ��������� ^responsibility, had politely my ted  him to  'eo to the devil,    Unconscimibly  complying   with   tttfe  request   perhaps,  he *������d gSne to Berlin. Duaseldorf   ajd  Munich,  with the  intention of &ei*ou  fy  taking up  his  art' stu'diles.   but   the  SaiSU had been so unanimous In.discouraging   him,, alleging   that  "Can I come tri, dear?" lie queried gently  and   running     in   rivulets  he   was   and   noses,  ; douraging  him,, alleging:   that   ne   waj        "   7he  brj_nS. of  their hats..-..They  too   old   to   accomplish _ any thing    that m������      ^^  mittens.., and  each  ex-  lvv  "-/-^   *--         .      . ,._....   culled oft' their mittens,- and each ex-  he had lost heart, and in sheer despair   .puueu un.^ ���������-���������������������������-_   i   .   . f_.���������._r,rtW s-i  the  ly "in "travelling   througih- the  now  kpemj-^o     Thrft:Ia*.   the   Eastern    said  taken   passage  ������������������*d"southlrn-'ltate^.and- had   Anally  ������������������lod down in Ohicago.where_hej.as  af-  ������rp_tl_d down ...  ��������� -  -     .       .   ._-- ,.  Sing .about for. something to do.  There   were  no" protestations   of  fection���������no     love     passages,    properly  sper king-in   the.': letter." which    waa  wholly occupied with- the  writer's own  tribulations   and- grievances.      He  had  been   unfairly  treated  by   .fate,     was  - "down on his luck,'; .In the, American  Phrase, and it seemed .toMiave occurred to "him as an Inspiration of- the  moment that this engagement ot his,  which he had hitherto scarcely taken  as serious, might be worth -keeping  up, after all, as an excuse for confidence, and a solace'in affliction: Emor  Sal as he was and lyrically inclined,  - he may have extracted from it an  aesthetic satisfaction and perhaps  ?ven persuaded himself that he. yet  loved I-Iulda.  This   is   the   way   the   letter    wpulo  1  ei  hand's" of so unsympathetic a person.  Bvt to the loving eyes of its rpcipiont  it was a noble,'touching, heart-stirring  narrative which conveyed no hints of  sordid meaning. She read and reread  it a hundred times, and always with  frc-h ^motion. She sat and brooded  ever each phrase to .extract, as it  v ere its last drop of sweetness. , She  exubt'ed.in the thought that, though  half the globe separated them, she  could yet feel across oceans and continents that harmony of souls which  -made their hearts beat in unison. it  was her duty to be at his side, even  -though he were too unselfish to ask  ���������nich a sacrifice of her. But there was  310 sacrifice in obeying the innermost  promptings of her heart, in resolutely  ������������������seeking thy only happiness which life  had in store for her. She half wished  that some sinister fate might be lying  in ambush in her path, putting her to  the fiery test, so that she might stand  before him as one having endured tor  hi������ pake contumely, hardship^and pain.  Then she might perhaps prove herself | prudence  worthy of him; then only, when having ' - ������ '  ���������defied distance, adversity acid evil  scheming, th.y should meet, crowned  -with   woe,   would  their  cup  of joy  b������  full. ' ,      _    .     ���������  Jn   the happiness  which  she  derived  -m this letter  liuHla could no longer  feel' resentment   toward   any   one,   a..a  became  nut  only   conciliatory -but  f  fi  she  aln  Mr  sue   L*c*-rt.-nv   ���������-*���������-. ----   .���������,.,.-, ..rip '<��������������������������������� w*ird I nar.on.     began  tne ������iu������i,  nv  g^lS?rU^smB"mc^man^^ the   Sain'tgot much book ,1'arnlr  Thanks yourselves,'/ answered she.  "It is rough weather to be travelling  in"  she added,  after  a. pause.  ,   v  ���������'Yes-pretty, dirty  weather,   though  at   this' season'nothing   else ,is   to  .be  ^What^do you- ^ant',th^:pastorj������r  at this time, of-.nlgrA'? - Is'it wedding,  baptism, or'funeral ?" .     ..  ���������  ������������������My wife is struggling with death  replied one of th6 men. -with slow and  solemn   emphasis.    "I   want,.the  pastor to bring her the sacrament.  . '"You .'surely  don't  expect  father  to  cross  the .fiord in-a-storm "like  this!  she exclaimed, aghast.    - - '    ���������  She did not hep.r their answer, for  the wind drowned..their , "voices,- ai-d  ���������the rain, swept^ down in such torrents-  ���������that she had to beat..a- hasty retreat  She'st^uWd'for 'dwhile with a great  house door, and, .the. hall ^ as half  Hr-rded before the -men came to ner  Ee^ and closed- it. . She followed -them  into .the ofiice/where, ������������s}d������s Jer Ja-  \h*r Mr: Falck -was-seated, discussing  seme -parish mLHterl The two pea-  S, atter\prelimlnary sreetings and  1 and shakings,, stated, -.heir erxand  The pastoi\S'row very grave,  iuW������a  his   chi-n.   an\. sat   for  awhile  ponder-  ing"- ^    , .   ^.4.  "It wouldn't be .right  tempt God by returning  tempest," he saWU-at last,  here to-night, and we will all stait  tn^^ther in the morning. -  ������" No pastor," replied the elder man.  looking up with a; face full of woe-  '��������� She can't last till morning, the doctor says, and if you won't ,come with  me I and my son will go alone, and  treading the floor nervous ly. with his  fcot he rose 'abruptly, walked to the  window, and stood for some moments  staring into  the-howling S1?0���������-     ____  "No my good man,"., the pas.or  burst out with half "indignant energy,  "the Lord does not demand of us  that we shall leap straight into the  jaws of death and then expect.His to  rescue us. We must exercise common  We have' but oue life, ana  it is a sin against Him who gave it to  stake it recklessly." ���������  The two peasants, father and son,  stood awkwardly-holding their sou -  westers in front of them and gazing at  the iloor. where a large puddle of wa-  ler    was    spreading    about    each    or  "'can't answer you  with Scripture  began  the elder, huskily.        l  but  it l  could help a poor soul on the way������������������  " ������h, do come, parson," implored the  younger, while tears rolled down his  cheeks. tl She's a-cryin' in agony,  and nobody but^.youu can help her.  " She has been a good and hard-  v orkin' woman,"'--resumed the father,  in broken tones, " and���������and���������I reckon  she hain't go no very bad sins on her  conscience. But all the same she's  mighty skeered, and she's a-cryin' out  for priest and sacrament, believin' as  r.he can't go to Heaven without them.  But' I reckon���������God--���������He won't' be so  hard on her. He'll be more merciful  to her than you."-0'"  Hulda, who had listened,. all aquiver  with sympathy, here sprang up, .stepped up to,the old peasant, seized his  hand, and'with,'a sob in her throat  broke out:���������  " Oh, don't I wish I were a priest !  I would go with you." ���������  " Child, child," remonstrated her father, feeling acutely the rebu'ke which  her words implied, "you don't know  what you are saying."  He began to pace the floor in intense agitation, and was about to address to her a sterner reproof, when  Mr. Falck quietlv rose and said :���������" I  am a priest.    ,1 will go."  " God bless you for that !" cried the  elder peasant, starting forward ,as if  he  meant to  carry  him  off  bodily.  " I am greatly obliged to you for  your willingness, Mr. Falck." ejaculated the pastor, much relieved, " but  I cannot permit you to go. I am ������yet  of opinion that it is -going .beyond  what duty demands of us. I would  ���������rot mind much that your going would  be a reflection upon me. But���������but���������  you have duties toward others than  yourself." ���������    * "  Falck moved his lips, but, could not  utter, a sound. His eyes" were * fixed  upon Hulda with a sudden intensity  of meaning, and there seemed to flare  up in her glance a responsive fire  which lighted her face with a rare  beauty. , She felt a thrill during that  moment of .a sacred -flame, and the  plain man with the pale, scholarly face  who stood before her became -miraculously transmuted, revealing the soul  of a hero. She knew that it was for  her sake and- hers alone that he was  ready to stake his life. But that in  nowise detracted from his' heroism.  Rather added a' romantic^ touch to it  which   made   it  doubly   l_eautiful.  " Good-bye, Hulda," he said, seizing  her hand and pressing it hard. " If���������  If���������we never meet again���������remember���������"  But he could go no further. The'pallor of his face deepened, and great  sweat drops burst out upon his* brow-  He'dropped her hand and 'walked  r������*sifl!y across the floor and- out of .the  rcr-m. The two peasants made haste  to follow him The pastor ,rose' .once  more, went to" the window and listened to the spasmodic drumming of the  rain .upon the panes. He watched the  leng. straight, slanting lines, obliterated every how and then by a showering'charge which deluged everything  front-Hop to bottom. He seemed completely' absorbed in mournful medita-  ticn..^ -'  MEN  OF MARK.  Dr Cameron Pestana, the Lisbon,bacteriologist who identified the plague'at  Oporto as the bubonic plague, has died or  the disease. ��������� "  Tbe Marquis of Townshend. who died  in Paris recently, was the first philanthropist to take up the question of seats  for shopgirls., ,. ���������  ' Admiral Dewey has given a conditio^  promise to visit Dayton. O.. after his visit to Columbus. The date for the lattei  has not yet beon definitely fixed.  Boston's Cobb twins, Cyrus and Darius,  recentlv sat for a photograph, and when  it 'came home they were obliged to ask  the photographer which was which.  '"' John D. Rockefeller has offered to duplicate any-amount which may be raised  as an endowment for Rochester Theological seminary (Baptist) up to 5>loO.UUU.  It is not generally known that Punch  has a chaplain ou its staff. The bolder  of the office is the Rev. Anthony Doaue.  a frequent contributor to the journal.*  Lord Beanchamp. the youngest governor ever appointed to New South \Vnles.  has' taken a Bible class in the parish in  Sydney in which the government house  is situated.  Lieutenant Henry Canill. who was a  member of tbe Staff of General Gome/,  of tbe Cuban army, has entered Me Law  school of Boston university, intending to  take the three years' course.  John J. Albright of Buffalo, who recently gave to that city a care collection  of palms-and tropical plants, valued at  $40,000, is having tbe new conservatory  for' the   collection   erected   at   bis   own  expense. ",'._���������  Charles J. Cnpen has taught in the  Boston Latin school 48 years and prides  himself upon the fact that, though now  70 years of age, no one can yet call hiin a  decrepit old man, nor scarcely a white  haired one.        "* <  J The oldest resident of tbe town of li.ni-  poria. Kan., is J. P. Mather, who is sa.d  to be a direct descendant of Cotton  Mather. Though 85 years of age. be  goes daily to a gymnasium and exercises  on the bars.  1   John   Garland   Price,- who   represents  Alaska hT congress, is a lawyer of bkag-  uay      He  was   born   in   Iowa  20  years  ago'andJs an enthusiast.on tbe subject  "���������of Alaska.    He believes that a territory  ���������'should be made^of southeastern Alaska.  ���������   -Dr   O.  N.  Hartshorn,  the founder of  "Mount   Union   college.   Ohio,   celebrated  the'golden  anniversary  of  bis  wedding  the other day.   A banquet was given in  honor of tbe occasion by the alumni and  undergraduates  of- the ��������� college  at   Alliance, O. ..-_>���������  Colonel   Ian  Hamilton  of the Gordon  hiffhlanders. who has the distinction of  being  the  first   named   for .the   Victoria  cross in the present South. African war,  he   says,  of   Lord  (To b������ continued.)  for   you   to  in   such   a  '" You stay  HOW TO WIN  HER LOVE.  Discovered by Dr. Chase, the Famous  Recipe Book Autho r������������������ Now Used  in Nearly Every Home in  America.  No doctor's prescription of compounded drugs can possibly be so effective in  relieving aud curing coughs and   colds  as Dr. Chasis'   Syrup  of  Linseed   and  Turpentine  Tbo prr-ce^s of manufacture of this great family remedy is so  difficult and  complicated that it cannot  be thrown together in a drug store.  Besides tarpontino and linseed, the curative properties of -which are well-  known, this preparation contains haif a dozen ingredients just as simple and  yet of incalculable value  in.  positively healing and curing inflammation of the  throat and lungs  Dr. Ohase s Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine r'oes not co tain morphia,  which soothes by deadening the nerves, not only of tne inflamed p-rts, but  also the stomach, which it absolutely ruins if taken for any length of time.  As a home remedy for croup, bronchitis, asthma, coughs aud colds. Dr.  Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Terpentine is unapproacbed. It can be used by  any mprober of the family, from baby to grandfather. It is prompt iu action  and healing and soothing in its etlect.  Dr. (Jhase's Syrup of Lins ed a< d Turpentine, 25 cents a buttle. Family  size, containing more thau three times as much, 60 cents. At all dealers or  Edmanson, Bates & Oo., Toronto.  The    Interesting;    Discovery    of   Mr,  Cornelius Hennepin. .  "Aba!" exclaimed Cornelius Hennepin.    "Here is something that I have-  long been looking for���������-'How to Make  Your Wife Love You!' "  That,was tbe headline over the article that be bad started to peruse. He  pulled bis glasses out of tbe case, fastened them upon bis nose and cried:  "Virginia!    Virginia!   Come here.   I  want to read something to you." ���������'  When bis wife arrived; be "said:  "Here is a little article that may interest you.   .1 haven't read it through,  but from the way it starts out I-judge  that the writer knows what be or she  is talking about.    'How to Make Your  Wife Love You.'    That's tbe beaming.  Now,   let's  see   what   it  says:  'Never  come home with a> sour look and yell,  "Is diuner ready?" as if you were addressing a slave.'    I uever do that, do  I, Virginia?    'Always treat your wife  with as much consideration when you  are alone as when company is present.'  I think 1 follow that rule, don't 1, Virginia?    'Never   try   to  start  a cheap  laugh  by  saying  that your wife  proposed to you or roped you in.'    I have  never done that, have I, Virginia?" Mr.  Hennepin asked.   "And yet," be bitterly continued, "you do not love me as  you ought to.   I am only 22 years older  thau you. and. there is uo# reason why  you should not regard me with the utmost   affection.      These    very    words  ought to convince'you .that'.'I  am  an  ideal  husband,     But   let  tne continue:  'Do not chew tobacco all day and expect your wife to meet you at the door  with her nioutb all made up for a loving kiss. and. above all. do not grumble  if she shouldask you for the price of  one   of   those   lovely   bats   in   Plurue-  leigb's window.' "  ���������'"Confound, these advertising dodges!"  exclaimed Cornelius Hennepin. "If  the papers don't stop lending themselves to such schemes, I'm going to  stop 'my subscription _ ���������  Late the next afternoon a boy with  ��������� a'bandbox   rushed   up   tbe   Hennepin  steps.���������Chicago Times-Herald.  is   a   strict   follower,   (  Wolseley's maxim.,"If you want to be a  general,  you, must do your best to get  killed in 'battle." ^  COLLEGE DIVERSIONS.  It'used to be the strong brain that'told  in college work: now it is the husky right  leg.���������Dayton News.  ��������� College students will now be obliged to  devote part of their time to books and  lectures. Tbe football season is closed ���������  Chicago Record.  If some one will enjoin the newspapers  from speaking of a university as a "varsity." tbe general public will pay , the  court costs.���������Memphis Commercial Appeal.  'the football player will now return to  his books and by slow and painful educational process endeavor to acquire the  arts of civilization.���������New iork Mail and  Express. .        .  There is no football oligarchy in this  ' country.   The games of the year have ex-  'ploded   the   fancied   class  superiority  of  the   overweening   east. ��������� Duluth   News-  Tribune.  Still another student has been seriously  injured while being initiated into a college secret fraternity. s This time .it was  in Indiana, where the student was given  such a severp electric shock that his hearing was destroyed. It is high time for  college authorities to put a stop to this  sort of thing���������New York Herald.  THE  ROYAL BOX.  A Well-Known  Toronto Traveller  Cured of Catarrh.  After hiffht  Years'Suffering'.  JAPANESE  CATARRH  CURE   CURES.  Mr. R. E. Fleming, the well known and  .popular Toronto representative of Messrs.  Ew-ing & Sons, Cork Manufacturers, Montreal,  writes: "I have been a constant suffer* r from  catarrh of a severe and disagreeable type for  eight years, which became .worse each'winter,,  iii m-ifo of the hundreds of dollars I Bpmtjntt  catarrh specialists and many remedies which  only aff .rded temporary relief. I tnod Japanese  Ctarrh Cure about one year ago, and since  comj leting this treatment havo not felt tlie  toast symptoms of my former trouble. A few  months ago I rooommenned it to a friend  Similarly affected, and he is now' complete y ,  cured also. I can highly recommend It to any .  ?er_on  troubled  witb/this    inobt    annoying  __. BGfli^O."  Japanese Catarrh Curt- relieves cold   in the  head in  one minute.    Sold   by >\ 1 .^S."^  ,  Price 5.'cents.' A tree sample will;bo sent,to  any person   woiibJeii   wi li-catnrrh.    B.uel ������e ���������  B-dent htamp.     Amir, <=---.  Mi* Grlfliths & Mac-  phe-sonCo   1S1 ������'h'iri*li *-n-<'t.   I -ronco.    (  RULES   FOR   HUNTERS.   -  Some Advice Xot to Be T������lit?n Too Se-  r riouslyJ (- ,,   '���������  Gunning acciderts  have  become so' ������  frequent that it mijrht be well to formulate a few rules for the guidance of   ,  those   who   go  I'ovth   to   slay.     How  would these do?  First.���������Whon you band a>loaded, gun,  to your companion,  always  keep  the1  muzzle pointing'your way. -This may  save the fool killer a'job.  Second.���������Nover go bunting with a  man who looks like a deer.' Don't look -  like u deer yourself. Look, like a mule  or "something else easy: ������������������ A man .to,  Pennsylvania was shot by a particular  friend because tbe tuft^of hair on his-  bead resembled a partridge. When  you    go    bunting. ' have    your    head  shaved.  Third.���������Don't use a gun that will  carry three or four miles. - You may  drop an innocent'cow in the next county. Better stick' toy'grandad's shotgun with tbe warped barrel, The children In a Wisconsin country school  got a holiday ,%u. account of one of  those long distance guns. Bullet crossed over, two townships and bit the  scboolma'am in tbe limb. <.    .  Fourth.���������If you have liny doul>t that  the deer you are go-ing to shoot at mi(-/  be your hunting companion, don't yell,  "Is that you. Pete?" before you fire." "It  might alarm tbe deer���������if it is a deer.-  Fiftb.--lf you,really- want to Insure  perfect   safety   against   bunting -acci-"  deuts. have yourreyes. your nerve and  your firearms thoroughly tested before  you start out-nml -then stay, at home..  A BULLET IN THE HEART  Some Conditions that   Induce  Similar Consequences.  THREE CITIES.  Dwivor has more bicycles in proportion  than any othor city in the country.  Tncomu is second only to New York in  the amount of ten imported and is crowding the metropolis closely.  Seattle's public square is to be the abiding place of a veritable Alaskan totem  pnie-one of those strangely carved sytn  ������������������la of barbarism and superstition which  generally grace the front of Indian habi-  ta'tioii3 ia southern Alaska.  This Never Really Happened.  "1 don't see why you are so sure his  novel will not be a great su������-p8s-  "Because It was accepted by the hist  publisher he sent it to."-Chicago Evening Post.  Alfonso XTT1 of Spain is not yet 14.  but the ������������������German emperor has resolved to  iuvest him with the order of the Black  Eagle.' ' ������������������.���������:������������������������������������' -,'.' ���������-.  One of the amusements of llie German  empress is to follow the emperor in his  hunting trips with a camera and take  photographs of the game he kills. She  not only "touches the button." but "does  the rest" at borne with her own hands.  The czar of Russia probably owns a  greater quantity of china than any other  person; in tbe world. Lie has the china  Joe-longing to all the Russian rulers as far i  back as Catherine the Great. It is stored  in an immense closet in the winter palace  at St. Petersburg.  Kaiser Wilhelm is at work on an improvement of Weber's "Oberon." Fie has  set Major LnulT, his private dramatist,  to rewrite the libr.tto. a Vienna decorator will rearrange the scenery and costumes, and a Weishaden kapellmeister  will correct Weber's music.  An Eicnse.  A mistress who had just engaged a  new cook made a tour of inspection after  she had kept her a week and found a  policeman locked up in the pantry. "How  did this man get here?" asked the lady  severely.  "I'm sure I don't know," was the cool  reply. "He must have been left over  by the last cook."���������London Tit-Bits.  without getting the slightest relief.  Calls V* Avaricious.  "You Americans," said M. de Motive!,  the French artist, smiliug, "are very avaricious. First you were avaricious of  money, then of science, and soon it will be  of art. When you have eaten everything."  he added, shrugging his shoulders, "what  will be left?"  A  Toronto, Dec. 27���������A bullet in a  man's heart causes death. So does a  grain of sand, cr anything else that  should not be there. So -with the  other- organs of the human body.  Toko the bladder for instance.. Thousands of persons suffer from tlie disease  known as '' Stone in the Bladder,' *  while a lingering death ends the asrony  of thousands more.  That.this need not be is proved by  the following letter :���������'  ' 844 Queen St. East,  Toronto, Nov. 24, 1899.     y  Denx Sirs,-���������Five months ago, and  for three years previous to that date,.  I was enduring sufferings as severe as-  man oan bear. I endured tortures  suck, as 1 cannot describe, or you can- y  not understand. My trouble, was {/  Stone  in   the   Bladder.    I   used   one    I  '. ft.  kind   cf  medicine   after another, but    {  ^������-?fT.r-.Tif nrottinor tViA Klirrhtest relief.   I    /  thought I could never be cured, and \  death would have been preferable to  my agony. I was persuaded, however,  to try Dr. Arnold's English Torin  Pills. Before I had used three boxes  the stone was dissolved and expelled  without the least pain. I am now  thoroughly cured, thanks to Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills, which did  what no other medicine in the world  could do for me 1 ��������� ������������������ ff  ' A. Stinson.  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills,  the only medicine on earth that cures ||j  disease by killing the cerms that cause ) 1  it, are sold by all druggists at 75c. a | ���������)  box; sample size, 25c, or sent post- jj'ij  paid on receipt of price, by The Ar- ^i  nold Chemical Go., Limited, Canada fjl  Life Building, 42 King Street West, [ f  Toronto. ;"  \m I- I KJ  &  AN ENTICING PEBSON.  I  it. ���������  UN  THE SMOOTH TONGUED ENGLISH RECRUITING  SERGEANT.  Butt He Obtain-- the R������.vr Material  For the HritlMli Army and Wliat His  I'ei'sTinslve Manner' Adds to Hi.  I*-*.**.*���������Military  Nicknaxnt*_.  According to the British system of enlistment, a "queen's shilling" is paid over  to every   man   who   en|*������rs   tbe   service.  Th.   "queen's shilling" is so termed be-  v    cause  its  acceptance   from  a   recruiting  M'j'geant  makes  the  receiver a  "queen's  'man." body nud soul.  "The   Britiish ' recruiting   sergeant���������-the  ,  man who gives the shilling���������is generally  tall,' erect,  brond  of shoulders,  deep of  cbest. supple of limb,  with the  bearing  of a  conqueror,   tempered   by  geniality,  a������()  an   ideally  persuasive  tongue.     AJ-  >   ways in uniform and white gloves, with  cap n-tiJt ou hi_ head and baton continually* in evidence,1 he plays a most important  part   in   tbe  army   system   of  hit  ,  country. , He generally bunts in couples,  nod his chosen  walks are either in the  vicinity of some great barracks or in tbe  poorer quarter*- of the town win-re be is  stationed. .The favorite stamping grounds  of the 1-oridou *r������*cruiting _ergeaut<s>ar*  In the neighborhood of tbe Horse guards  ,    and'in..'Trafalgar  square,  on  the. sides'  fronted by- thejfNational,,gallery-and .,$<?,  Martin's church.    (-       ���������-   .. *       /f;',  Those who take the. shilling there'" are ���������  initiated, into1 the service of her mujesty  , at ike .recruiting depot of, St. George'*  barracks, just behind the National gallery. This is the largest ia Great Britain, and probably one-quarter .of all the  British recruits are there enrolled.1- Otb-  ������r large depots'are found at Woolwich,  Houuslow and elsewhere. In fact! there  is a recruiting <Je6ot ifl every town of  . note, ininlliGreatTllritain. '   . fi',  .  '_,'  The recruiting 'sergeants who work in  the mjwire and  near the "Horse guards  '   have a far easier* task to. perfom gener-  nlly thau those" who do duty elsewhere.  Under   the-' splendid   stimulus   furnished  by tbe crack cavalry's appearance the re-  emits   rarely   hare   to   be   subjected   to  much persuasion and  often  offer  thera-  , Reives  unsolicited.    -Recruits   are  easily  ��������� obtained  also  in 'mauy   places on  occasions of great parades.    But in ordinary  circumstances  securing  recruits' for her  ��������� majesty'*  service  is  not  a   task   to  be  '  lightly undertaken.  Fortunately' crimping - and ' the  P'������und of bread and three-quarters of a  pound of meat. Of course, tbe actual  fare of tbe British soldier has more variety than this would indicate, but lie  ha*, to pay for the additions out <>f his  -canty stipend. His clothes cost him  nothing, but be has to pay for his washing. It is, claimed by the authorities  tlm bis "ueT" is larger than the average  artisan class in England. More than urie  British, regiment has mutinied because  of poor maintenance, but complaints of  iusuflicient and bad food have been rare  i-f late years. The pay of soldiers serving in India and tbe colonies is generally  supplemented,  sometimes doubled.���������New  Taiynar After Hla Heart Stopped.  Physical conditions which Dr. Lewis  Tallnian, house physician at the Saratoga hotel, says are rare-surrounded  tbe death of Charles, Hagenbuck.  which occurred at the hotel recently.  Mr. Hagenbuck was assistant manager for Cbapin & Gore and lived at  7251 Jeffery avenue. He complained  of feeling 111. and late in tbe afternoon  be called on Dr. Tallnian. He was  given a room In tbe hotel, and bis condition was closely watched. Early next  morning Dr. Tallinan went to bis room  to see him and found him very weak.  "Mr. Hagenbuck was sinking rapid-  ly,'\said Dr. Tallman. "Soon after I  entered the room I felt his pulse. His  heart bad stopped beating. -    J  " 'How are you?" 1 asked as I shook  him. 'Very well,* he answered, and  Jhen he died. It Is tbe* third case I  have bad during my,practice of'over  20 .vears .where a man's heart stopped  beating and, be afterward uttered co-t  herent words., His brain and bis iungs  were still alive.-though bis heart action bad ceased."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  WYES UP A MILLION.  JAMES EADS HOW GAVE ALL TO THE  POOR AND LIVES WITH THEM. '  The Psutauge Krom the Sew Testament  Thi-T Caused Mr. How to Give Up Sl,-  000,000���������A Lit ���������ml add Practical Application ������������_ the Text Advising ill*  It lull Young MY������n to Give AD to tliw  Poor*  {^>^4^{>4lvvvWv^-KlW^  .���������,    !'������M^i[c .That   Caiinril  .Air.   Ui.w   |(,    'I*  ���������> tiirx  U*>  ������.l,doo.ooo.  **      And   he   answered  and   said   onto  aiiu, Master all these things have 1  o  observed from my youth. A  Then Jesus, beholding him, loved y  him, and said runto him, On. thing v  thou laekest-; go thy way, soil whai. 9  feoever' thou   hast,   and   give   to  th. 'j?  Aatlellmax la.aMiae.  ProfessorV Weed, the' noted geologist,  recently bad a thrilling ami bnIr raising experience in Butte.   He was descending a, mine on a ladder. < When  several .hundred feet down, the ladder  -parted. leaving him suspended In tbe  dark.   He hung to the rouud with all  the tenacity his being was capable of,  determined to strain tbe very last drop  of his vitality in the hope that succor  would come.    He cried out for help,  but the'deep, dark walls returned bis  voice   unanswered.     His   whole   life  came back to him in vivid retrospec-  press    t,on:   perspiration   dropped   from   bis  gang are no longer ueoessary in order to    forehead'  keep,the army  ranks .fairly  well   filled;  ' , but, It  is  true   that   the  recruiting  sergeants for the militia and the ordinary  ;  foot regiments are sometimes obliged to  resort to rather devious expedients. ��������� It is  ; also true that  a-very large  percentage.  of,the.recruits are picked up in tbe city.  'slums, where a glass-or two of ale and a  'good jollying from a splendid fellow-like  '"'a recruiting sergeant are far more likely'  ,tban anything else to produce' the desired  results.    Recruits obtained in slum neighborhoods are mainly  youngsters out of  work,   often   without   family   ties   and ,  sometimes quite willing, if well persuad- !  ed, to get away from tbeir present surroundings even if the prospects be fairly  favorable  for service  against  half  savage native rebels in India, the still more  savage  blacks of  Africa  or  the   Boers,  who arc more dangerous because of their  superior marksmanship than either Hindoos or other  blacks.     A  guarantee  of  as he realized that' only for  a short time could be withstand tbe  awful strain. And then, be dropped.  Four ' Inches below ��������� blra be struck a  heavy body, which afterward proved to  be the earth.  <��������� poor,  aud  thou  shalt have treasure  A In  heaven;  and  come,  take  _p thy *f  ���������*. cross and follow me.                            V  ���������> And be was sad at that saying and  %  ���������> went away grieved, for he had great 2  y ]>ot;se__ions.~              ,                             ������  y And Jesus looted round about and  2,  y saith unto His disciples. How hardly X  y Khali they that have riches enter Into A  Y������ the Kingdom of God.���������Mark x, 21.      A  >:-x-:->>M*<������><*^^y������M:������<~:-:-<������x������>^Xi  James  Lads' How,   who  spurns his  inheritance  of '$1,000,000     in    order  that  he, may - obey   the  command   of  Jesus  and  follow   his      example     of  living among the-lowly,  is    perhaps  the most remarkable example in the.  United States  of the practical application of the doctrines of the Saviour.*  James Cads  How Holds     that   Jesus  either meant ,vybat'He said,    or   He  did not. If the Saviour was in earnest  there is  only, one road'open    to the  rich man. ,Jf He was not in earnest  then the   words    are   more     empty  sounds.    Jn ,fact, says' Mr. How, no  ingenuity,  however  stimulated   by  a  desire to  blind  one's   .eyes     to    the  truth for .the sake/of gold,    can' ex-,  tract from the verses  in  Mark    any  meaning but' the one' meaning "which  was clearly" in, the mind of the    Redeemer. ,     -"   -  Mr. How7is,tho grandson of James  B. Eads, thatr incomparable engineer  who built the great Mississippi  bridge that, bears his name, and the  jetties   near     New   "Orleans,     which'  \ Several Mllea. -   ������������������  , A Bridgeport (Conn.). man , named  Four Miles has made application to  the court to have his name changed  to Frank Miller on the ground that bis  present appellation fs frequently used  to hold him up���������to ridicule. His father  had Ave children, all boys, and instead  of' giving them ordinary Christian  names he called them by the first five  numerals. One and Three Miles have  already bad their names changed by  the courts. Two Miles seems to be satisfied with his unique cognomen, and  .. ._, . .   . ; Five Miles cannot take a new name  the recruit s good moral character is re- ' untu ha ahaU hav4> j^^ of  quired   ostensibly,    but   the   regulations    upon this point are not administered with One Day of Life.  ������reat rigidity in many instances, and the        If, invisible ourselves, we could follow  contingency of rejection upon  the moral    a  single  human   being  through  a  single  record of the recruit is remote indeed.       i day of his  life' and   know  all  his secret  Very mauy of the men recruited in the i tl oughts   and   hopes   and   anxieties,   his  more crowded  sections of  the  cities  go ' prayers and tears and good resolves, his  into tbe militia, wbi.b is about n������ unlike j passionate delights and struggles against  the national guard here as can easily be ( temptation,     we    should     have    poetry  imagined   and   whosa   members   are   re- j enough to till a volume.  garded   with   less   favor   by   the   middle j    class  population  of  Great   Britain   than        The  sausage  is said  to have been  h_-  those of any other branch of the service. | vented  in (.ermany  in the year 807.    It  It lias been commonly supposed both in  and out of England that the militia  could not be ordered to do foreign service, but this is an error. The militia  may be sent out of tbe country if occasion arise, and. furthermore, if its ranks  he not filled by "volunteer enlistment,"  limited conscription may be enforced.  This has not been resorted to in 'M years,  but the law authorizing it is still on the  statute books and, would be effective any  year in which the customary militia ballot suspension act was not passed by parliament.  Itecmiting sergeants are paid <!0 cents  ! was tirst made of a goat's stomach stuff-  . ed with blood and little pieces of pork.  | Chopped pork was not used 'until the  l tenl'i  ppntury.  There la Liylnpr Some-rbcre.  "Figures," said tbe bookkeeper, "nev-  <��������������� lie."  "No," replied tbe expert accountant,  "but the people who use them do."  Then be returned to bis task of uncovering sbortages.���������Cbicago Post.  for every ordinary recruit.    For a recruit j  suitable to  enter  the  Scots guards,   the  cavalry,   the .engineers  or   the   artillery.  whose qualifications must be of a higher  Order  than   those  of  a  recruit   for  most  regiments  of   foot   soldiers,   the   pay   is  '.$1.25.    Much  more is often  allowed  for  a man fit to be a  Life guardsman.    The  equivalent  of $lf������  is  not unprecedented,  and  there are some other  regiments  recruits for which  bring fancy pay to the  -sergeant securing them.  Tbe nickname "Tommy Atkins," which  ,  outside of the British empire is generally  i  supposed to apply to all  British soldiers,  'in 'reality applies only to the infantry of  the  line.    To call  an  artilleryman  anything  but  "gunner"   would   be  to  insult  him.     The  .en}i.*.ed   cavalryman ' would  not   recognize any  title save  "trooper,"  and The engineer is a "sapper."  Should tbe raw recruit repent be may  be  bought  off  within  a  certain   definite  period, and British mothers, who hate recruiting  sergeants   intensely,   frequently  secure  their  sons'   release   in   this way.  The duties of a  British  soldier, in  time  of  peace  are   far    more   arduous   than  those of the American  soldier,  a  much  greater degree of attention being'besrow*  ed   upon the  condition  of arms  and  ac-  couterments,  trimness   of   uniform,   etc..  (ban here.  On the whole, the cavalryman  has more work in peaceful times than the  foot soldier, for the cavalryman has his  horse as well as himself to keep in condition.  The normal pay is a shilling a day, or  2d cents, while tbe normal daily ration,  varied sometimes to suit conditions, is a  A Wovnblp FaMliioi)  IM-tte.  "Vou manage to keep right; up. with  the modes in the suburbs. Mrs. Plain."  "Yes. When our new cooks come,  they always bring tbe latest styles."*���������  Detroit Free Press.  Very Aceomnio_at!ng.  A lady who has a great horror of the  tobacco habit got on a car the other day  and said to the passenger next to her,  "Do you chew tobacco, sir?"  "No. ma'am. I don't," was the reply,  "but I can get you'a'chaw if you want  one.'-  Rewardi and Penalties.  Bobby Rich���������My pa gave me a watch  and promised me a lickin if I was late to  school any more:   What did you get V  Johnny Poor���������A lickin and a promise  of a Watch if I was not late any more.���������  Jeweler's Weekly.  A man who has tried it says that eating candy will cure the drink habit.  Whenever the longing for alcoholic stimulus comes on a few bits of candy will  Satisfy all cravtnjz^-���������Elc-Jo News.  Itroka  Hor Idol.  Edith���������Mrs. Mauve appears to be a  regular  iconoclii.st. '  Bertha���������-Yes ?  Edith��������� Vou know she used to say  her husband was the idol of her  heart ?  Bertha���������I ki^ow.  Edith���������Well, by her extravagance  that idol' is  dead   broke.  JAMKS EADS HOW.  opened the big river to the deep  bottoms of the world's commerce.  His father was the late J. F. How,  Vice-President of the Wabash Railroad. The young man's share of the  family estate is ������1,000,000. By one  word he could command the luxuries  of the world's work and live in all  the delights of the flesh. But the  verses in Mark are burned into his  brain, and he follows in the footsteps of Jesus as closely as it is possible for   mere  man  to   do.  He refuses to  touch a penny of his  Immense    inheritance.      "It     is    not  mine,**  he says.     "I    did     not     earn  it."     One day not long ago he walked  into  the ofKcc  of    Mayor     Ziegen-  heim, of St. Eouis,   the city  in which  he  lives,   and   tendered   that      official  $100,000 which  he wished should be  given  to  the poor.     Mr.     Ziegcnheiin  nearly fell off his chair. He question-  en Mr.  How, and found out  that his  visitor meant  business.      Then      the  Mayor  rang his    bell     for     Sergeant  McGrcw,   the  Cerberus     of     the    ex_-  cutive ofDce.     Whon  that giant came  in   the mayor,   who  is not a     pigmy  himself,   felt safer.     The     upshot   of  the    interview    was    that   Mr.     How  was   escorted   to   Dr.   Starkloff,     the  health  commissioner,     with    the    request that he examine the millionaire*  for  his sanity.      Dr.      Starkloff   pronounced     the    man      perfectly     sane.  Then    ilr.    How     renewed  his     offer  Uni.  the mayor  couldn't get.  over his  licst,  fright  and   wouldn't   touch     the  money.'   Mr. How came to  the    conclusion that the influence.of "Christy  words was  pretty  dead  in St.-Louis. '  He   had  forgotten   that  ho  was     the  only   man. in   town   who   takes      the  ���������New   Testament   seriously.  Balked  n-t  the  very   threshold of his  noble'purpose  by  an   economic      and  sordid age,  Mr.  How  determined,   to  live up to the second    part     of    the  Saviour's   injunction.   He  would   take  up  his  cross  and   follow  Christ.     He  went to live among  the poorest people he could find,  to" teach  them,  to  minister   to   them,     to     lead      them  toward  the  light  which  ' he    himself  saw or fancied he saw.   He,   founded  a mission  at Washington avenue and  Ninth street, St.  Louis, and here expounded the gospels after    his     own  fashion.     His  dress  is   that     of     the  lowliest,  his  fare  as  simple  as    that  of'the apostles and his life is ordered  in-every way to help  cm his hope of  regenerating-  mankind.  A visiting minister approached him  and askoxl him what kind of Christian  work  he was doing.  "Trying the best I can to get  away.-from the Christ and the church  that you preach and practice," Mr.  Plow replied. "And it is tho hardest thing I have to do."  The minister started.  "Are you not  a  Unitarian ?" he asked.  "No."  "Then you are not a  Christian?"  "I think I am more of a Btiddhist  I ' '  than' "a Christian." Che self-extinguished millionaire answered.*  "Sometimes'I think I am more of a  Christian than a Buddhist, and again  more of a Buddhist than a Christian.  I don't/know just  which."  The minister turned uncomfortably  red in the face and walked away  sorely grieved. This kind of literal  Christianity he was not accustomed  to and it made him feel nervous.  Mr.'"How was too deep for him.  "That man," the preacher 'said, pui-  zlod, "is actually doing what Jesus  has |old him to do." ' ���������  Mr.     How    has     another    crotchet  ������tranc������lv  out  of "Joint  wi'.h the coro-  ' monly  accepted   practice   of Christian ���������  ministers. He does not believe in' the  wisdom  of  the  saying   "They      who  preach the gospel should live by the  gospel."   Now,   this  is   radical.   Even  the Salvation  Army follows the universal     practice/     But.     Mr.    ' How  , preaches     the    gospel    and supports  himself  by   theJ labor   of    his      own  hands. ,  lie is apt at many    trades,  and  is an excellent,and willing hand  at "odd jobs."    And be finds he can  give some of his earnings    even     to  -his beloved poor, besides the interest  on his fortune, for his needs are few.  He  is  a strict  vegetarian,' and     his  apparel is as simple as was  that,of  his  divine" model.      , ' "*  This   anomoly among    men    entertains no fool's   dream    that'    other  rich   men   will   follow   his     example.  He  is   only   trying   to   do   the     best  that< is ,in  his  power to  so  live his  own.life that* it will comport    with  the *  unequivocal command   of Jesus.  But he'believes .that  the'example of  hits   brotherhood  will  stimula-te other  > wealthy men  to  be more careful    of  the public good.  If men will riot be  so  anxious  to     accumulate '   wealth  the division1 of wealth will be more  equal,  he, think$, and poor men'- will  M given an  opportunity'   ot _   doing  good   otherwise,    impossible.    , If      a  rich man's soil   -would- consent      to  drive' a dray-:���������were he ,unfitted      for  better   occupation*���������the  poor     man's  son might become^a.judg<^ Tho   purpose  of  the brotlierhoou'is    to    encourage a feeling of sympathy,     and  to induce men to help and to,   love  oner another.'   Loving, one another is  She supreme  test set by    Jesus  ,  of  men's merits, and the fruits of   that  neighborly love are  the standard by  which  Christians arc  to be    known.  All  the' members of, the brotherhood  earn-   their    bread  with'their    own  hands.  Mr. How ,has, not" the appearance of  a fanatic, He is fanatie in no sense  of the 4\vorld. He is comvinced that  his only' happiness can be found in  just the way of life he has chosen.1'  His ascetic, or at,least, abstemious  habits have given-him a'somewhat  gaunt look, - but his face, with" its  beaminess ,and its strong humanity,  is more Christian like than half of  the Christ's heads painted by ' ' the  masters. Prominent citizens have  taken him up, and will see that 'his  interest money is judiciously bestowed upon the poor, according to Mr  How's dearest wish.  A  LA MODE.  Some of the new heavy silks for the  winter are extremely soft and pliable and  have'a lustrous satin finish. '  The' Roman and Russian and the deep, (  Dewey   blues are .all   notably   becoming  dyes, and they make dp into distinctively  smart costumes when fur trimmed.  Very smart and striking are the riovr  deep capes of Russian red kersey, < lined*  with matelasse sHk and trimmed with,  narrow bands o_ seal, otter or mink fur. ��������� '  Boas of every sort  are, still  popular.  Some/of the new'varieties'are of a. rich  shade of golden'-brown ostrich plumage;  again, there is a mixture of three colors,  like mauve, white and black. ���������'        /-������' '  ,   New ulsters are made of large English,  plaids, a pale and'a deep shade of green,,    '���������  reseda and violc., fawn color and Roman   -,- *���������'  blue, almond with* two distinct shades of V''  brown or three tints in ������ray being favoi^ -  ite color-mixtures. -     !}   . -r~l������j  For driving, cycling aud riding' are '���������- ��������� t ���������  shown some doeskin gloves in gauntlet' ..'*'���������<  style. 6For general wear there are both' ; ;<<������������������  glace and suede gloves in, Havana brown, ; )  mahogany, dablia, deep'shades of red,-, *,������.  nasturtium, mouse gray and black..-' ' ������   ,"_ >" V  Fur will not only 6c much, used as*������ ,  garniture for street costumes, redingotes,  capeg. jackets, etc., but it will" be, more/'  than ever patronized as a decoration for'  choice  evening, toilets,  ermine  still -re- iy  ceivinf a considerable share.of patronage. ���������  ,    ,  ^ ,    '    , j. ,    ', ,*��������� , a*' '  - Satin and taffeta ebeeks in a'number of,"  handsome' autmm* ' celor   blendings^.are  much used for sbirt waists, with match-    ,  ing. re vera and1-collar  facings' oa thesfe   V  costumes, wbieb are' formed variously, of'";  English    serge,    ladies* .cloth.  i French"',  camel's bair and vteona.  '   < .* ",/ ���������'    "V*  Two or thr������e beautiful shadeslu green    -,1  and blue, tbe tawny browns called SiauB;'  and tbe richer russet tints, with-a gleam'''  of gold in them, known as Cleopatra; are '<',  among   the   most   attractive   colors f in  broadcloth, ladies' eloth and similar ele-"v')'  gant   wool  fabrics  used   for   handsome '  tailor costumes.������������������New Tork Post  '>'������.���������/  >, "-A^y"''  "XI  ''CI  %.  V 'i  ������*���������  CURTAIN RAISERS.  -,-*���������!'. .r,-  t     r>. A j* '^  I  <��������� .*���������   'Vr' j I  W"*/        -if  ''Mil  />%!  -:&m  ARCHIBALD FORBES.  The   Main   Who Won   Kama   a*   n  Cerr*-  ���������poi-d(-������t I. ori-i;-the Kruiieo-Garmau  \V_r S������*riou*ly 111.  Archibald Forbes,   the famous  War  correspondent,   who   is   seriously     ill  iii   Londan,   first  sprang  into      fame  during the Franco-German war,    and  the example he  then set    has     been  the   inspiration   of  all     his      juniors  since that time. Forbes was born at  Moray,   Scotland,  in  1838,   and     was  educated at the Aberdeen University.  While the odor of pipes and beer was  still   clinging   to   his   student   clothes  he enlisted for a lark in     the Royal  Dragoons.     His   soldier's  life  of  ten  3'ears served him well when he afterwards became a correspondent. Leaving tlie army,   he secured  a position  with  the London  Daily  News,      and  when  France  and   Prussia  came      to  blows he was sent to the front. His  exclusive  and   early   news      of      this  war made a positive hit, and ran up  the  circulation   of  his   paper   by   _0,-  Mrs. Langtry is said to have abandon-" ;'.���������"' .;_^1  ed the project o# writing an account of   ::<V*  aer life. '     >���������        . ,*, A ,^ 7iJ T  Richard Harding Davis is said, to be-HI.  writing a play, which Daniel, Erohman   ?&!''\:l' jrVI  will produce if be decides it wilTdo.;y)   f- p,[f'   ������V&\  Marion Longfellow, a grandniece of the '*"-������.   X^l  poet, has gone on. the stage "in, Boston;;"^.   T o,^j  playing a part in tbe,farce "ThreevLittle"-?<r  Xnmbs." -   '".    '< r   - ������-v,"."- '' to** in* **<*,_  music bal) players hav'-���������'������������������-- ---*--���������     '* - ������������������ ���������  advantage  trod i  variety  Beerbohm Tree in understood' to have  been  most^fortunate^in   his- revival, of  "King John" In London. , It is said,the'  pay will run-tbe balance of the season!,',  The  Ear) of Yarmouth,, who  will  be  known   to 4'lie sfage under  his  simpler,  name.  Eric Hope, is already, on a iMit  with    the   Frohman .^company,   playing  "Make Way For the Ladies/'  1 "Lesbia's   Sparrow;*'    wh'lch    Avas, la  Rachel's.repertory, but has been neglect- '  ed in the last half century, is to' be. re- ,  vived at the Paris Odeou in one ofvthe  Saturday literary alid dramatic matinees  this wiuter..-   * c * '  - -���������  IT/ " '  ANIMAL LIFE.  In southern Russia camels are' nmcb  used by farmers for field work. They  even-stand the climate fairly_well farther  north.  Tbe otter is tho fastest _ with nil ng  quadruped known. In the water it exhibits an astonishing agility, swimming  with a speed equal, if not superior, to  that of many tislres.  Horses, giraffes and ostriches have  the largest eyes of all terrestrial animals, but among marine animals' there  are eepbnlopods. or ink fishes,' which  have eyes a��������� largo as a plate.  Of tbe American bison there are believed to be not move than 200 iu existence. "Buffalo" Jones-.has a few on bis  ranch in Kansas, there* is a herd of ;"0 in  tbe Yellowstone park, 30 or 40 are distributed among different parks in tlie  larger cities and a small herd is reported*  to be still runnieg at largo in Canada.  AKCBIBALD FORBES.  000 and more. In 1S75 he accompanied   the  Prince   of  Wales     to     India,  In      the      Russo-Turkish       campaign  Forbes   did   his   best  literary     work.  His   accounts   of   the  chief  events _pf  that   war   are   the   most    interesting  contributions to modern history.  His  great rides   to  secure news  and  send  it   are   subjects   for     the     romancer.  He once rode  100 miles  in  14 hours.  He  was   the first  journalist  to     ride  through Khyhee Pass,  and  his    feats  in   the  Zulu  war  were  no  less    noteworthy.        He    has    written     several  books,   biographical     and   historical,  and  all  of them   are.  interesting.  POUTrCAL QUIPS.  When it comes to politics, Pennsylvania is positively lopsided.���������Indianapolis  News.  A politician says the result of an election often depends <*��������� whether a candidate shakes'bands'.with the ward heeler  and says "(Joedby" or **c;ooc]t Buy."���������  Chicago News.  Tlie report tbii-t a ������nlonial bureau will  be established, as soon as congress au-  thoriz-e.N it. will unflouhtedly make a profound impression on the minds of numerous ofliceless pairidts.��������� Detroit Journal.  A public sentiment which demands that  elections must he inviolate and that corrupt acts at'electrons must l������e held in the,  same category as corrupt'acts in business  life is absolutely ��������� necessary.���������Nashville  American.              ���������  Mixed.  On oue occasion the Prince of. Wales  visited n Hindoo school 'in Madras.  Tbe youngst'o-fi had been drilled into  the propriety" of wiyitrg "'Yoi:r royal  highness", should the prince speak'to  tbem.' and when the Iwir apparent accosted a bright eyed lad. and. pointing-  to a prismatic eompass. asked. "What  Is this?" tho. youngster., till, in a Uurter,  replied. "It's a royal' compass, your  prismatic highness."  IVot AIvrayB  Unshed.  "I told her that we Americans live  too fast." ''. ' -      . ���������'" -  "What did she say den?"  "She said that, as a rale, we were  slow in proposing.'-  Cruelly Renr_ s--c<-.  "Tt's a shame;..hat'y wbnt It Is!" ex-  claimed the boy wratbfully. "I can't  hare any fuu at aM."  "What's tlie niatter?** a_!cod the syin-*  pa.rbetic neighbor.  "Dad says be'il lick hki if be ever  hears of rue Oghtfng with a boy, srraJI-  er than I am, an���������:_; daswn't light witb  A bigger ono."���������Chicago Post.  _}������______ X  IF  ii  I ;.  ���������*.  L~^  08 *  9  u������       *? &  a  We arc- i'i)"strike, not fur mpfe' work but for   mpre   money and we are going to g.ve the  3 BLIC    TZHIIE    ESN'EFIT    OF    TliTS     S'TJ^IKi:. .  T^"  mE*aBSBEES32SSgE3  We are awaic   of the fact that the  wayes here in   this Gan.p  arr low and nrqsp-jcts* are   not bright  ���������   and'the buyi r   must get  the M������St    GpOdS for the^east   }yj0I7ey toJjj[Ve,     .  bo;not'senci your .Qasl} out uf Town but   come and J������xanfll}������- ()iil*- ������>fc'Jgk and   -prices,  If vou---dp not wish to buy it will be a pleasure   to have you pomp  and scj- us.     '     i his. ^ 'he italic  ��������� talk "arid' .'-we mean business.      Our fjlffereift   Triqe^ qf gogds, are Loo numerous   tg 'meiitKai;  I!.*.  . ,        r - '       ' / " ,   i r  A great j^ililjfoer we wish to close put completely. ' '/.;,, "  Sale Commences From This Date.;. ., .��������� .CL J������m  THE   CUMSEULAlSD'^EWS:  ���������    ~     ... i *        -v *   ������������������ 'v.----'   ���������*���������-*���������������������������.*������    - ���������  Issued Every   Tuesday.'  W. B.,ANDERSON,  '������������������v       EDfTOR  .���������' i * ��������� I '.* .  I  The columns ������f Tih: NK\VHjre open to all   ;  \ho^ht������t������P^M\htreu|1>ji������ws<oa  matt:   ,  ersof public  interest.,       >.,.,   ,        -  ' While we do nut h������il������l ���������Wives, responsi-.  " ilefir'tlieuttoianoeaof correspondent*, we  reserve  '^e'fight'  of   d.clhmig-to  insert  ^o������nt.iu..icatiousiu������meceJJ3arilyperaonalIy.  ' TUESDAY, MARCH," 13th, "1900  " ���������   "a kimbbrlhy diary.  Shows Good Pauselor Rejoiemg^When  French's : Cavalry ' Heralded-  ' ���������"   -   __pd of Siege. ' ��������� "    '  alarmingly.     They   are _f���������������   " vJue    cut-  fcntl-Scorbutlcs   are   ���������exha   ������te������J- .W-        Q_ -  NeS io boll 'Ae  waler'^.the.probable  ��������� ^iiry  13-Fifty - typhoid-cases,;.n   the ���������  , hospitals. ���������    ^ authorities'have-  January 16-The ^A1"*    t ff   und ather  ���������commandeered all thetoo������ .1  into  the, town   ^-^a^t^u'eeive^no-  scurvy   ground   and   ie*>iue������*. m0rii-  fr__ attenLloa due the defenders each mom  ���������n������*n_arv  '5--V  family  sh^lrPraol shelter  >*p ^entvSvrSd^ ���������  throughout the mght.    The men  ��������� _nK places ^"Jh y^ornillg there was a  ' February lo-AU JJ^rm ������ occupyJng  heavy cro������lbe on tbe x> .poUUder  Ilcxanderfonteln. ��������� Jycr KimberJey.  _nd shrapnel are jm^n. _ud  Everyone is ljln������ ������������Y* aItcrn0on. There  banks   were  closed   Js   astern  was a Waleideseop^ change     He , ^^^  Were observed  announcing ^ Qf  approach  towards KlmbeUev ry  dust with the rapid ad^nee Ji  ^ere 'then   seen.and   s .        up    _ud  enemy   were   ^^Xf"     ladj tidings, spreaa  fleeing eastwards     The glaa ,  dLrec.  Wlth marvellous wpidj^   *    ^en b:isten-  rto^^EwSr^s  hiR   servants   a     months   " as .^  them he would not ������JJ������e-Jave   English  PSi^o&rS1** nothing  ' When the burying^arto.went out. cm  rluSvlad !man's pocket had  tSSdriSend' anToSly two out of eighty  ^ad boots on..    ^- ..,���������'*���������  ������������������  An- English resi^en^in France writes:  "^ t0^te'-lSSw���������'ou? wounded officers,  keepers to ���������five our _ch   olncPr  litality.' '���������' *   _   *  Professor  T>e Kojbe,  le^ before  nnr D?'lft.cb?.  though  they- had savwl..  S9    "Lrfl������s   from   thp- 'riwlorpest by  m-  SaHofhld^cW one penny from  the Boers.  i .    .   ��������� *   *   * ,-  "I  hold  no  brief  for  England':   ,:hnt  bS?bettered. Tb^ is the case jn Tndj.  .hi's;'is true of Esypt; it is ti ue of tn.  manv little lnnd?s she hold^ round tbe  ������irtb" 'It will be proved apun .m  Vfricn   when   Boer   author ty   yields   to  ho?MBW^  Es of. Yale, in The Forum, New *ork.  ���������    ������������������   ��������� >   *   *  A Boer shortly after the Jameson raid  w��������� loiullv aseertinff that they could  _asilv drive the English before them in  leadlong confusion. An Afghan, a resident Of Johannesburg, quietly .remarked:  "We understand the groat Englisji in  our country. You do not.. Sometimes  we'have a little trouble, and they send  ?.���������<.���������   ..:���������*'��������������������������������������������� ���������      '���������  si few; men and. we wipei them out. A  little time'goes on and they send another  lot, and we wipe them out,' and yet  ;\','ain"we wipe out another lot, and we  say'we Have finished-with them. All  {'lis time'?he( English have had a little  hook and have been putting it all down.  ��������� 'i hen they add it up -and ooine to us  with a great force, an,d show us a little  account, and say-'Pay.' and we have  to pay. You h:ive had Laing's Nek; it  is down in the little book; Majuba Hill,  that's down in the little book; and  ���������lameson's raid,' that's down also. s It'.*-  all added up now, and 3rou'll have to  pay. Oh; we know these English."  '    ��������� _o :���������l  THE  NICARAGUA CANAL.//    '     J  London, Feb. 24.���������The Spectator,  which often voices the government's  views, claims it js to Britain's advantage to have the'United States "fortify  Cie Nicaragua canal, and adds: "If  America asks us to give up the clause  forbidding the fortification, we ought  ruid most certainly should at once agree  l-> do so."  T''ie Spcc'-a'or, however, points out  that other powers might not be so willing, for though Great Biitain in effect  has acknowledged the valid;ty of 'the  Monroe doctrine, the* rest of the world  lias not.  r o *-     '  A JAPANESE DIPLOMAT.  - Washington, Feb. 24.���������Th^ Japanese  minister to tho United States. Mr.  J'utaio Komura, h-;s been noticed by  c*-h'e from.T ������������������pan of his appointment as  ������������������'in?������teV to Russia. ITe will leave for  St. Petersburg about April 15.  ' BROUGHT YELLOW FEYER.  ,         <_ ,       <.  Xow York. Feh 25.���������The Lambert  H!:d,TTolt steamer Homer, Captain Cada-  r-'-.n. from Santos. January 23. via Bali i.i am! St. Lucia with coffee, arrived  a' quarantine 1o-niq;ht anto reported yellow fever on board, two deaths having  rii-eurred on the *voyaire from the  s-forn-ge. They were R. P. Price, fire-  iv'iu. died February 5 and J: Richards.  mos������-rodm, died February 9. Both  were buried  at sea.   o   . THEATRE   MANS  DEATH.  New York, Feb. 22,-r-Former Congress-  iran Harry C. Miner, proprietor of tlnee  theatres in this city, dropped dead of  apoph-xy this  afternoon.  AN EDITOR'S  DEATH.  London. Feb. 21.���������Mr. Henry Duff  Traill, editor of Literature and a well  known newspaper man and author,' di^d  to day in this ci+y of heart disease. He  v- as born in 1842.   o   HALIFAX   STORM SWEPT.  Tlie  Worst  in  Years  Brings  Down  All  Wires, and  Does  Other Serious  Damage.  Halifax. Feb. 23.���������(Special���������A terrific blizzard raged here last night and  continues this morning. It was the  worst storm in years and all over the  city hopes were expressed that the  troopship Milwaukee would escape  harm. Being 2-1 hours out, there is little doubt but that the vessel was  out of its reach. At midnight a hurricane swept the city accompanied by  rain, sleet and heavy show: The electric current had to be closed off early  leaving the city an almost complete darkness. Gradually ice formed in tons,  around the telephone wires-'-and -the fury  of the gale 'with this great weight snapped the telephone poles and over one hundred were'down in different parts of tho  city. The street car service had to  close down, the ' posts supporting the  trolley wire having collapsed- Much  damage is reported from all quarters of  the city and the loss will be many thousands of dollars.   n ���������  THE   PLAGUE   IN   INDIA.  Deaths, in Bombay Nearly Six Hundred  in  One Week���������Tbe Appalling  Famine.  FATAL AND  COSTLY  FIRE.  Philadelphia', Feb. ' 23.���������A fire" which  broke out'at* '7 o'clock to-night'in1 the  straw goods manufacturing oflice at 751  Arch street, resulted in tbe loss of- life  of a woman employee, the injury of-sev-  eral girls who, jumped from' the windows,'and destruction of property valued at several .hundred thpusand dollars.  The fire extended to the adjoining building and some" jdozen or twenty firms  were burned out. The fire was got under control in 'about two' hours" and was  ���������onfined to the'buildings from 751 "to  .59 Arch street: - -    - "        *        -  THE  ATHENEUM  CLUB.  0 London, Feb. 24.���������Chief Rabbi Adler*  has been elected a member of the Ath-  eneum Club under the rule allowing the  annual introduction of distinguished  litterateurs. From this exclusive .body,  Thackeray once suffered rejection.  CHILDREN BURNED..   >  Blackwater, Ont., Feb. 23.���������The residence df Pasca Luke, trtree miles east  of here was destroyed, - by fire; His  nephew, aged 13, and daughter aged 10,  were burned to-dea������,h.  A   VOLUNTEER'S   PATRIOTISM.  - "������' " " "^--.���������.,-/ -  Montreal, Feb: 24.���������The Elder-Dempster company has offered John Barry,  '-'"-hose brrthcr was killed at .Paardeberg  South Afri'a. on',Sunday," and who offered to take the-vacint place in the  ranks of the Royal' Canadians, pacing  his* own expanses, a - free >.p *-sage to  Capetown on,' the'.Monter.y, which will  ti- -,poit Si-i-athcona's Horse,'to South  Africa' "% ~ .  QUIET  WEEK  AT'ROSSLAND.  Merely   Nominal   Shipments   From* the  Mines���������Smallpox  Seemingly.  Rossland, Feh. 24.���������While the health  officials are still enforcing vacci ntion  ��������� and quarantine regulations a*- precautionary measures, the smallpox sea re  seems to ' have pretty near.y passed  away. Only two cases have been de-  tec-ted in the past fortnight.  In mining circles- the situation remains outwardly the same as last week.  The reduced staff in the Le Roi, War  Eagle and Centre Star have been  busily engaged all .week upon development woik. aud the other working  mines have been promising as usual.  There are a good manv rumors current  of some important changes which are  exp'ded to takc>place during the next  week or ten d '.\*-. but authoritative details are 1; ck-ng ai present. The camp  is now enjoying almost spring weather,  and tbe snow i.*- qu ckly disappearing.  London, Feb. 24^-The plague in India  continues. . There were 583 victims in  Bombay city during the week ending  February 16. With over 61,000,000  people affected by the famine and about  ���������1.000.000 in receipt of relief, India,  scorns in a bad plight, though the death  rates over the famine area are decreasing.  The Indian government has issued a  resolution approving of Prof. Hakins'  'anti-plague inoculation, and the viceroy,  Lord Curzon. is advocating: its use  throughout Ind'a, and is paying high  tribute to the Professor.   . o   SOLDIERS' GRAVES.  Washington, Feb. 21.���������The bodies of  ���������p", soldier,"! who died in Cuba in the  Spank-di-American war were buried at  Arlington  to-day. .  ���������    ���������  IDEAL  HOURS  AND  REMUNERATION OF  LABOR.  Engineering strongly recommends that  in  manuJacturing    works    the breakfast  break should be entirely done away with  the hours being from 7 in  the  morning  till 12 noon, and from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  on  ordinary  days,  whilst  on  Saturdays,  rhe work closes at 12 noon.     There are  thus 52V_ working hours in a week; but  the men might still be paid for 54 hours,  tthe  extra  one   and   a   half  hours  being  added as a bonus when no time is lost  during the week.    The. system is in operation in some eases and gives equalsatis-  faction to the firm and to the men.     A  hungry and sleepy man Engineering continues does not usually work any harder  than he is obliged to, and the efficiency  rof the workman in the two hours, which  are in this country usually worked before  breakfast, is not particularly high. There  is,   moreover,   a   direct  loss  of  time  on  each side of the breakfast break, which  can scarcely be less than 10 minutes per  day, or one hour    per week.       In . the  second  place,   some   firms  have   adopted  the premium  plan of paying their men,  with    the    happiest  results.     It differs,  according    to     Engineering,   from  piece  work in that a time is fixed for a job in  place of a price.       For   every    hour    a  workman can  save on the standard time  fixed, he receives a premium, which with  some    firms is as high    as    one-half the  saving effected.     Thus, the .higher -wage  .the workman makes, the less the cost of  the     work  per  piece;   whilst  with-   the  piecework    system     the  labor. cost per  ..piece   remains   the   same,   whatever  the  workman's rate'of pay. and as a consequence   the. latter   does   no   more   than  is  sufficient  to  earn -him  the  maximum  sum which  the  "office"  will permit him  to   make   without   being   moved   to   cut  prices. The   natural   consequence   of  \ this arrangement is that a certain rate  of execution is quickly reached on piecework, and maintained steadily ever  after. With the premium system, on  the other hand,-the fact that the higher  wages a man may make, the less~ his  work costs, checks the too often Tin-  reasoning craving of the financial department of the management for cutting  ���������rlown the wages bill. The workman,  .idds Engineering, has. therefore every  inducement to continuously increase his  output. '  HIDES AND DEER SKINS  I '      i  SHIR   TJO  McMILLAF FUR & WOOL CO.  : EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.   r: .  ���������.TWrlta for Oup .Circular and 8������e the Prices W������ Pay."^|  ��������� ���������������������������M*^.��������� ���������-  '       -. ,,'L- ���������fc J-*       ���������--^^^^ ��������� ���������-������������������       ��������� -       ������������������^^J  Union 8������reiverj ���������  ���������'j   i  PreshULager Beep ]  STEAM    Beer*   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE BEST   J     i .,/'.���������  N THE PROVINCE ' ��������� i.    -\  .*C|  Arc ^ard 6fr$5.00 will be paid for information  leading' tok conviction - of\  persons vvitholding or destiv.yin_..aj___ kegs ^belonging ��������� to -this-, cwmpariyT  '���������'HENRY REIFEJ4i,Mam<ivr.'  , y M  ���������/-*-  At   Mnfcklng "-'on   January   3. -the   Boers ���������  ihvil six --pounder ,sh*-IIs with deliberation  uto the women --laager.. *_i little gi.l-was1  killed  and _ever.il  women aud children in-  Mired. v  * *    *  .  ��������� January 18 being the fi.-st day of the  Epiphany (old style), prayers were offered  up in, thirty G-reek churches In Athens for  the success of the British arms in South  Africa.  * *   *  A sergeant of the Essex Regiment writes  from De Aar: "My linen consists of one  gray-black sliirt and one pair of socks5 with  the heel< out; my pillow is 100 rounds of  ammunition.  * *    *  A New Zealander who has suffered from  dysentery says he has received great benefit from a teaspoouful of coffee grounds.  Angostura bitfeis are advocated by another  correspondent as equally infallible.  * A     *  The French government has issued a circular urging all Frenchmen to make themselves expert rifle shots, and points to the  Boers as in its opinion keeping the British  tioops in check by superior skill with the  rifle.  Corporal Downer, of the Imperial Light  Horse, who was severely wounded in the  attack on Ladysmith, was one of those  troopers who, though partially disabled after Elaandslaagte by wounds in the hands,  reiused to report themselves for fear of  being placed on the sick list.  *    *    *  Trooper De.ile says: "I got a bag made  if very thin indiarubber sheeting, with a  drawing string at the top of it; when I  had pulled it on I could fasten it round  my neck, and it kept me as warm as several blankets."- A useful hint for South  ��������� Africa.  The following are some of the items in  the menu at an annual veterans' dinner/  last month at Norwich: Britannia soup;  soles, with Rhodes sauce; boiled - leg of  mutton, with Cicnje capers; boiled turkey,  with Leydes-' tongue; Redvers Buller pudding.  J". IE?/- I^L-ILxIBjOJZ  * General ' Teaming-  - -Fowdt r  <      Oil.   Etc.,   Maul*d. "Woccf  ,in Block's Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  Espimait & nanaimo. Ry,  s^^^SS^IP^_^i_^^,K:-.c  Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail a������  followa. calling at way ports as freight aud:  p.issengcib may offer.  Leave V.ctori.i for Nanaimo  Tuesday y a.m".  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m..  Comox- for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m  _ OR Freight   tickets   and State-  ro-������m-Apply on board,.  GEO. L.  COURTNEY,  TraSfi.ce Manager  It Will Certainly  Pay  Yon to  McLAUCHLIN AND  CARTHEW'S  Teamsters and-, Draymen  Single and  Double  rjg-s  c for Hire. 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When a-man, young or old, has discovered the existence of a weakness, the  first thing done  should be  to discontinue any excess t.at mi<-ht' M  debilitate or weaken the nervous system, after which a prop.-r ;u,ri safe rpiWdy for the restoration of his lost strength  should be employed,      u   *���������    9j  , For thirty yeirs I have made a specialty for a'l-.th ������e  weak ioss.s, which result from youthful indiscretions and later excesses of dissipation.   1%  I cure such in a. u.uural uay'.   ' >   > ' " *     .   * , k0)j  '���������*'     WITHOUT  _>TOMACH-R,__CK-ING DRUGS. ���������'���������'���������"i'  I give \ou nature's own simple restorer. Electricity.    J first wed the galvanic current in nervous disorders over^a quarter of a century aqo, and   upi  soon saw the need i>f an electr cal  applianc.; whirh iny   patient  could cl arge   and adjust himself.    This led me to invent a portable battery, which* W$  \ develop d in ii/v present worid-famed app i:inee,  he , ' -'. "*���������,,.' ', /y  ,   DK SANDE'N ELECTRIC BELT FOR MEN, .      f  ^ir'  ,   now kn-.wn and used in all parts of the-world.    This appliance is my idea of a perfect treatment.    It weighs 5 ounces, but is just as complete as-Janv ^'  system of I' +terie* in ou������- tfieat citv hospital-* /" turret is 'nstantl" ^lt. th-u<_h eonfro'L^ ���������������*.' wearer with a .little,thumb regulator, screw.    Worn at night  t cures while you sleepi W"  ,000. g, \   -vJluutary    festinr oniaj durin   189%   Positive pole  o   rkidneys, negative in front at organs, current ingoing nom back t* front flows directly through aU'weakuied ������P ���������  ' rgaris T Lt:ware  of  imitations  and. fraudulent; free  arid  on   u-ial'offe.s.      ������{o   belt    is 'genuine   but   the" JSanden.    'Protected '\>yp;_teut_  n  U.S. and   foreign   countries.  ������    :        ,' ; "FREE   BOOK;���������FREE   CONSULTATION. ���������-./  ������','��������� Write for " my  little descriptive book, ."Three Classes of Men," which explains all, or' if near by drop in and consult meat my office free of  charge.    I see, all callers and '^ '  l[M>  answer   letters personally. f5Oflice Hou i s,-'9 a. m, to  6.p.* in.- , ������     -:       ������' ' 'i . ,   *   -  ��������� '".' ''.,'���������     t ���������   '   \'    ' ,< M'  ' ffl ������.."VV ' V:;;':',;^/:}: \:\:  ''._. -'33 ^:   6,!: 's_A.-^T3D_E3'isr',   474 Main St,/;Wirinipe'g;- Man.    -    ���������'    * ���������'.,  "' ' ; "   ;'7���������/,,"'/%"  /  t.  WAR NEWS.  Cape Towii.(March 6.���������A,strong force of  Briti. h i������V marching northward " from Kim  berly.    Ii,i������ expected that,croMing the Vaal  River   tl<er������ will   be a ��������� fight, at   Fourteen '  - Streame where the  railway bridge hua been������  - wrecked.    The   rel ief, of   M_feking may bt.  expected at any time. <',.j,'    -,f- ������'  ,   London,   March 6 ��������� W������r Office rcceved  following frem RoWts   at Osfontein:   (rat-  acre occupied 'Siromberg"1 yesterday. ' The  vhues of railway   norta we t 'w ill now be re-  paired.   '" x   ' '-���������    ���������       ��������� - -    *���������   fl ,  lieu. Buller   reporc. Natal   us practically  '   c!' .ii jit tiu* e '**my   'in������i Lha. Ueuanaot hear  : ������������������������ ,i'ij fi������ii!i.ii"bo..ies tiivj wiieie.    TiW B'-eJB*,  L n-di-h, March 7.~-It is repoited.'Buller.  , han. pu-nied forward alorg the , Hirrismith  railroad towards Vaau Ronau'a - pass,- open-  ice the railway freely 'for communication.'  It appears that the Boers intend to take up  a strong position in Biggarsberg' range although it hardly seema possible that Buller  will attempt" to force these - for the present,  ' Victoria." March 6.���������Considerable ex-  citeii ent h������s been caused by rumor :'to the  effect that Jim Hill of the 'Great Northern  is behind aj scheme.to build a railroad ferry  to Mainland and to extend the railway to'  north end of ���������- the,' Island.     The objective  but bis plan, are   kept   a   Morat.     While  | point is said to be  Quatflino Sound,  where  waiting  for   the   lmportaut -developments r    there w.am^le room-for anchorage   and im-  -* __.j _,J    * ������        * * "**i  h  * ������.  ,'eft sudieji n'.iul.m.es   full uf then-a������ck ���������  mm    v. .u..(l>Nu, 'i...a. w-lucfi the   -units had  - b. i, . t^Heu'Uu- ui-.usp 'ft ^tirp-.ies. {_  "]>..! im-iv-hr;    .sl-L-:'ch    5-   W'i     B'.������bantb  sii.ii.il ��������������� umiij^iuCv vioioi> .-..ler smait ti^jhtr  iuu.    TnJ liocis "i-h-iu^ bloocljr <tiid   cou-  . te ting   evui-y    uioh of   grwuud   uLimucely  '   retieaied suddenly   carrying their guus auU  waggons.    Tney   aie in tull   retre.it   imw.  British casual ties in two   da>s are 12 killtd  and 30 vvouudeu.  Aaloufiem, M.rch li.--Be,ei* posiUou haa  been located 4s miles in front of B- itish and  ex ending 8 uuu-d. Boer ii_,ht Consists tf  high long moui tain on north sioe of the  river, winch G<ju. French shelled. Big  battle may be expected any time. Gen.  White's garrisv.a has be-rau to leave Lady-  _mith and is ai riving at the Moon River  camp where troops will lemain several davs  a^ter which they will proceed-north.  London, March 7'���������Lord Rubeifce te'e-  graphs fiom Osioutoiu. Advanced on Maich  7.h. Enemy m^tuli lerfeat, lo-iowea by our  troops.    Our operations  to day prouii.es to  be a great   succeeo.  Ttoe  enemy   occupied  I!<  positiuus lour uiilod aad eleven miles soufcn  of Moua������r River. The cavalry division  a acceded in b^auing the enemy's liaak,  ope.a g a road for the 6th Divsiou whicli  is advancing .without, being obeyed to tne a  stioc lip to tl.e pveseut time. The enemy is  in full retreat to north tvaeut cio.cly followed by our-oav*lry.-" "Our o^ualiies will  I trust be'fe.w as enemy being act^cked by  tnettauKattd having their eouiaiauioafiion  with Bloomfonceiu threateued.  . Lonaon, Maich 7.���������A *-^ci 1 from Da.-  ban says a tlyiuK. column of;Briti-*h troops  from Zuialand has entered the Trauoi-aal-  ani'will be daily skimiisning with, 'sway  parties of Boers. The force cousists o-  mounted infantry, native bcoucs aua artil-  try.    They crossed the border on Feb. ...  ii-.dyry.an, March 7,���������Tnereare no Boers  wiuiiu 20 miles of here. Plenty ot supplus  s^re now available and the troops are ra_*i. ������  ]j gainmg strength.  Biggersberg, March 7,���������Boer Camp federates have fallen back on the Biggersberg  chain crossing. Natal south o. Buadee. The  retreft .f.-om Ladysuiith w-������s.d������-���������--:-to the mis..  take of a command ant in oideri.ag his meu  ^���������oii' the crest of: the p.:sitiou without q-ny  reasou for :he mf.v_uw?-:.i.  which are daily expected   rumors of* peace  London/ March 8.���������War Office ha*' just  published tbe following from RoberrV:    --  Poplar Grove, .March J.���������Y^'e*. bad a sue-  ceaaful day and hare 'completely rented 'he  eie.ny who   ate m full   lefeat."  The on- ���������.  *   -   - " -j, .   - *      tl ������n     *        *  tioa which.! hey, occupied   i.ex rsmely .it-.-  nintt and 'stronvlyarran^ed   ,with  al-a^of  ehirfuchments which would have caused \ a  heavy "loss had.a   d������y   attack^_.been ini ie.  The tuio'tniz   movement wa**  wide owi.i! to  nature of the   ground and the   cat al y and  artillery horses ' were about done   up.    Ttie  lighting   was   practically  confined,   u   it*e  cavalry     division,   which    as     usuil did  great   work and French   reports   th-;   the  horse artillery' did great execution   am-mg  tbe enemy.    Our casualties were abou  fiti_ .  Gun. French   turned the   eoutheiu   part of  lie pusi-iou   of 'Boers   who fled * le*vmg a  Krupp gun;   immense quantities   of h rage  and their   tents.    He   is iu   pursuit.    The  Boers on the noitn bank are also evacuating  the positions.  London, March 8.���������-The military authorities have decided that Gen. Cronjie aud his  prisoners shall be sent immediately to St.  'Heltua aud to lema'n there until the eLd  of the war.  London March 8.���������A special from Molec-  to says the British occupied Burghersdotf  last night.  Mafekicg, March 8.���������Horse neat now  ei.mpo-es a considerate part of our ratiox* .  Theie is little grumbling. The fi sd pimh  of the siege is over and the town h^s sc'ctl. d  grimly to hold it out. Tbe hojpiialy arc  tull of sick owiog to the absence of vege- i  ab _s      Ti.e g^nibou   is *-o small  it would  ifieuse'coal deposits to till bunkers for ships.'  Victoria, Match 6:���������Up-to-day Martin  has b'>eu unable, to' fill'Insulate. However  he is confident. Ruuioied-yesterday that  Mr. R. Smith had re-cont-idered his opiuious  and would accept portfolio' in interests of  Labor. ���������> ���������\  ~" Nauaimo, March'6.���������Rajph Smith   denies the rumor that he had recoubidered his  opinions and would accept portfolio. -  Victoria, March   7.���������;������titl  no  important  chauye   in  the   political-'"situation.    J. C.  Brown is   the  latest to  refiu-e a   portfolio.  Many meiu'iers arr   leaving'for their homes  to prepare for the forth c-miug eltotious.  ;Vict������ria, March 8. ��������� It is reported that  Neil of Albernia has accepted the position  of C-iitf Commissioner in Mait-u's Cobinet.  Beyond this tumor nothing of any importance ha. transpired. '  (Victoria, March 8.���������The executive of the  Provincial Liberal   Association, which   met  i  last night, unanimously declared themselves as opposed to the Pretmersnip of Hon.  Jos. Mart'u.  C OTJK.TE NAY  Directory.  0. H. FECHNER.  LEADING   BARBER  r   ������������������-,���������."     -:. ������������������-���������//      .    -  T^CCliDJEBR-MlST.  i   Keeps a -Large  Stock ' V  of Fire  Arms,, Amuni-,,  tion ..and   ,S p'ortijhg    ,  Goods  of   all   descrip-    ,  : Ttions.'.       ., -    . '  ,.  c. h. tarbell;; :  5DFALER   IN  r>?  Stoves and tinware':  ;CUMBERLANIi; ,B.*:c.!!'.!  . At  < \,  iW'l  ���������f ;'. r  c  UMBERLAND,'.  SUNDAY SERVICES        t   .  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Traffic Manager  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 ��������� per day.  ^_^Ayey>>o>&^. ^y;>-__g ^/->y:;,v^/������y-;jey/-;  fi  ! Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododend'rons, RoBes, fancy EvergreeiiB,,  Magnolias, Bulbs,: new;-crop Lawn Grass  and tested gardon seeds for spring planting.  Largest and most complete stoc.k in Western  Canadiv Call and make your selections or  send for catalogue. Address at nursery-  grounds and greenhouse.  Iff. J. HENRY'S  Nursery.and Greenhouse.  Westminster Rd., Old No. 6o4���������Now. Nos 30tf>^  mm <..  _!���������'  to:  SCIENCE AND LABOR.  '4.  id >'<  ''���������-', ���������'  Ot ' ,  I*  \h  THE  EVOLUTION   THAT   IS WORKING  IN  THE SOCIAL SCALE-  A JUMPING  BEAN  CLOCK.  _ 's  \l"  ll'A-  l-'v  If -*  p  I.  Ii :',  I  New Calling* Claim the Work of the  Men Who Are Displaced by Modern  Machinery���������Condition-* Now and n  Hundred Year* Akto,  It certainly swnis at first sight to be an  economic danger this educating of the  laboring; man and woman to bo far too  good for laborer's work. Let us east oar  thoughts, however, over a wider horizon  ' and see how the decades that bring the  - peril are also bringing the remedy. Science  is steadily sweeping away all those humblest classes of employment. Hardly any  man has now to toil up ladders with the  bod of bricks opon his shoulder. The  donkey engine does the purely animal  part of the work- ' Tbe reaper is replaced  by tho machine, and the plowman is fast  receding as the steam plow makes its appearance. We' rarely see long lines of  men laden with coal' bags runuing up  t planks as in tbe olden days, Tbo need of  men to do tbe work of horses is, steadily  diminishing.  lt is true that science has by no means,  conquered tbe whole domain.    There is'  still much scrubbing of floors to be done  by men and women on bended knees, and  coal is still bewn out with pick and ax  and tbe use of muscle, with but little use  of brains.. And yet. even  in our fertile  country, science never works by revolu-  '   tion. but only by progress.    One domain  after another has gone.   Where are now  tbe armies of water carriers aud chair  porters and night men and sawyers whom  our grandfathers used to require?   Imagine if ships bad still to be moved by galley rowers what millions would be doomed to a beastlike toil.  '  tt   Some parts of the big domain of uureflected labor will long be left untouched,  but the process is going forward, and it  is clear that while education is rendering  the lower classes unfit for the humblest  sorts of occupations, science is  steadily  sweeping   away   these   occupations.     It  would  be too much  to hope that these  processes should be,at all times strictly  proportioned to one another.   But in the  general drift of things they- are compensatory, and if we only give to science a  reasonable time it will leave us none of  that labor to be done which requires an  uneducated  laborer.  Then comes the uneasy question as to  .  what is to become of the classes thus deprived of occupation.  The working classes themselves often curse the progress of  invention  and are tempted to look upon  it as no friend to their welfare.   There  are now. it is true* no longer any machine breaking frenzies, but tbe difficulty  often, arises, in  an  acute, though  silent,  suffering. .Unfortunately, society^bas always    to    travel ' to-'  permanent'   good  through transitory  ills.. When an army  of compositors is dismissed because some  one has invented a machine, there is excuse for. some bitterness of feeling.   And  yet there was a time when a whole.army  of manuscript book copiers had  to give  way  before the advent of the  compositor.  ��������� But the difficulty is always evanescent,  for here, too, there are compensating influences at work. For if science -is abolishing occupations. at the lower end of  the scale, she is creating new ones at tho  top. Think of tbe hundreds of thousands  of men who in England are now employed jn callings that had no existence GO  years ago���������the telegraphers and pkouog-  raphers and machinists of a hundred  kinds. In the last decade or two what  an army of skilled men has been demanded by the invention .of the bicycle,  the telephone and the electric light!  As compared with 100 years ago. think  of- the long array of marine and locomotive engineers, the chemists, the journalists, the draftsmen,, the teachers, the  postmen, railway porters and tram conductors. What a multitude of callings  are there which are either new or eise  newly stocked, so that, while the population has quadrupled, their ranks have  been multiplied a lf*ndredfold. But it is  the entirely new employments that strike  the mind most forciUy, and any one who  runs his eye down a census' of the occupations of the people will satisfy himself  that in England of the present day one-  fifth part of the adult male population  find their livelihood in callings that had  no existence 100 years ago.  Thus while science takes away with  one hand it liberally bestows with the  other, but what it takes away are . the  low class occupations, and what it gives  are the high-class..one's,'demanding intelligence and cultivating it. The general  tendency is therefore humanizing.  But of course it never happens that tbe  coal heaver, when thrown out of work by  the introduction of a steam crane, can go  away and get a place in one of tho newly  created superior callings. He is not such  a fool as to waste his time In applying  for an opening as an electrical engineer.  But there is a gradual creeping up that ia  always taking place. And yet the transfer is umcb less effected by the promotion  of individauls than by.promotion of generations.  No doubt it sometimes happens that  the intelligent plumber steps into the new  opening for an electrical engineer and  leaves a gap which some one of an inferior calling stops into, the gaps being filled  in "snecession until perhaps the riveter,  thrown out of work by the introduction  of hydraulic machinery, finds a vacancy  at last and steps into it. But it more frequently happens that the plumber educates his son to be an electrical engineer,  and the carter apprentices his boy to the  plumber, and the dock laborer sees his  young folks aspiring to be carters. ���������  Thus the general drift of the whole social scale is steadily upward in proportion as science provides intelligent occupations at the upper end and abolishes  those that are more or less brutelike at  the lower, and so humanity as a whole is  the gamer. There is therefore no reason  to feel uneasy at a prospect of overcduca-  tion.*���������Nineteenth Century.  rite Clever Fraud Perpetrated by mrt  Injgeniou* Jeweler.  A few years ago public curiosity was  excited by the curious beans called the  "devil beans of Mexico," which shopkeepers plaeed in their windows. They  somewhat resembled roasted coffee beans  - in shape and color. They were also  known as the "jumping beans" owing to  the fact that from time to time they  made spasmodic movements which propelled them quite a little distance. The  beans grew on a small bush in the Mexican mountains, and it, is conjectured that  they belong to the order euphorbiaceae.  The beau really consisted of tt~ee similar  pods, which formed a single bean. It was  usually a third of the bcan'which was exhibited as a curiosity. On opening the  pod it was found- that it contained a  small larva, something like that frequently found in chestnuts. It is this little occupant which gives motion to the bean by  its jerks and thumps against the side of  its homo. If tbe bean is slightly warmed,  it begins to turn from side to side and  perhaps with a sudden jump turns completely over and stands on one end and  then, by successive jumps, moves quite ft  distance.  Those who are not in tbe secret are  often greatly puzzled by this strange  bean. ApVetrterpfi.sidg'jeweler-deyieed'a:,  scheme of utilizing them to moke a magic  clock. He accomplished this by imitating  the shape of two of the beans, making  tbe dummy beans out of soft iron. One  be gilded and the other he silvered. Tlie  prepared iron beans were placed with the  ordinary jumping beans on a thin white  piece of pasteboard outlined and numbered like the dial of a olock, but devoid of  tbe hands. This dial was located over  the works of������a large clock which was  placed face upward on the floor of the  store window. He fastened, small magnets to the ends of the hands. The works  were of course carefully hidden from  view. All that was in evidence was the  cardboard clock dial" and tbe jumping  beans, among which were the gold and  silver painted iron beans. These were  placed on the cardboard over tbe concealed bands with the magnets attached. The  magnets were moved by the hands of tbe  clock so that they were almost in contact  with the cardboard. As they 'moved  nround they carried the iron beans with  them, thus telling the time of day. and  the public was greatly interested by the  intelligence shown by the two beans,  which distinguished them from their lively associates.���������Scientific American.  A WOMAN WHO WOULD  SHE WAS EQUAL TO EVERY PHASE OF  THE EMERGENCY.  Tiit* Only Effect Upon Ber of a Midwinter Blizzard Wn-s to Sharpen  Her Fa<*ultie_ and Malt* Her Think  Quicker Than  .������onl.  r- -   * .*- .- ,  No far search is needed along the wind  swept coast of New England to find ������������������������������  men of heroic liber and a fertility of n-  sour<-������. as notable as their unselfishness.  During the night of tjie great "Kebm-  aiy blizzard" of 1SU0 one of ihesv good  women, living on one of tin* thorough*  films of a he .Massachusetts "north shore"  kept a light burning and a supply of hot  coffee ready for possible need. It was  not the first time this "lady bountiful"  hud watched ou wild winter nights lest a  sufferer should struggle by her door tin*  BlH.l.  Her husband lay on tlie sofa, and the  rest of the family wen* abed. The wind  .shrieked outside, dashing the snow  against the panes-., and. the very house  shuddered in the plunges of the storm. >  Tree   branches   broke,   telegraph   pole*  ana piled and, fell,  and  tbe drifts  in  the  .tree's piled higher and higher.  ,t* JOvrrjr/y,, lit tltv while the sleepless.Jiouse-  bless yon. a-nd   I only  wish women  like  you cnuld vote!"  And. shaking hands warmly, the honest  teamster parted from two friends whom  he will never forget: Probably his horses  never will so long as they travel that  road.  Mixed on the Ball.  A' British tourist wandered into the  -Rustlers' Retreat in' ah Arizona town recently and languidly asked for a 'igh ball.  ".lake." called the accommodating bar-'  keeper to his assistant.' "the gent wants  a eye ball. ��������� I dunno wat' fer, but he  wants it_    Go out aud  ketcb a China-  MADE IT 8HORT AND SWEET.  A Preacher** Bxperlenc* With C*w-������  boys W_������ Wanted a Sermon.  In the early days of Garden City district, in southwest Kansas, I was camped  one night, sleeping under my buggy, in  Kearny county, south of Hurtland. There,  were five of us in the party. We were all  sleeping, and our campfire had died down,  when one of our number was' awakened  by a cowboy who wanted to know where  the big preacher was. I was pointed out  and awakened by a shake with bis feot.  He asked, "Are you the preacher?"  ���������'I am." I replied.  "Well, hustle out. We want you to  come to our camp and give us a chapter  of the everlasting."  "I will be down in tbe morning," I replied.  He pointed his gun at me and said,  "You will come now."  I immediately answered. "All right."  , I hurried out and followed him nearly a  mile away to a camp, where I found his  comrades were waiting.  "Well, boys, whilt do you want?" 1  asked.  "The best you have in the shop, and we  want it short and sweet and in old Methodist style," answered the leader.  "Then sit down," I said, "and as I cannot you must sing."  They sang with great vigor "Jesus,  Lover of My Soul." When I prayed, I  coupled prayer with watching, believing  that under the circumstances the two  should go together. I then preached them  a sermon from Revelation iii. 20, entitled,  "The Ladder to Glory."' 1 have often  used an hour on this sermon, but as the  boys wanted it short I gave it to thern in  about 12 minutes and then bade them  good night and started for camp.  "Hold on, come back here." They all  seemed to speak at once. "We never let  a preacher go off in that style. Pete, you  take, tip the collection." And Ilete seemed  to understand his work as steward and  turned me over $11.���������Rev. A. P. George  in St. Louis.Christian Advocate.  HI* Target Practice.  When a warship goes out for target  practice, it is the . custom to place nil  glass, chinawa.ro and other fragile articles iu the hold of the ship���������as close  down to the'keel as possible���������in order to  prevent breakage b3* the concussion that  follows the firing of the guns. This led  to an amusing incident at ���������Xmila after  tho destruction of the Spanish fleet. Life  on board the Olyuipin was gradually settling down to its accustomed routine and  dullness when one day at luncheon Commodore Dewey asked his colored boy.  Jim. where some dish that he missed  from the table had gone.  "I ain't had no chance to git it yit."  was Jim's answer, "since 1 put it in de  hoi' just befo' dat target practice you had  de udder day, commodore."���������San Francisco Argonaut.  The largest bog in Ireland is the bog of  All.-in. which stretches across the center  of tlie ii'lnnd east of the Shannon aad  ttuv.rs nearly 25,000 acres.  Tho I'riority of S t:i ������������������ihir.in.  According to an English journal,  the yellow and rod flag of Leon and  Castile is the oldest of any used by  the European powers, as it was first  flown by Spain in 17S5. The French  tri-color was first used in 1795, tho  red English ensign, with the present  Union Jack in the upper canton, in  1801, the present Italian flag in  184S, the present Austro-IIungarian  flag in 18G7, and tho Gorman flag in  1871. This woirtd make tho stars  and stripes the .oldest flag of all;  but, as a matter of faet, many of  the accepted standards of European  princes, such as the white and black  eagle of the house of Brandenburg,  j date back  to  the early  middle   ages.  wife went.'lo the Avindow mid looked out.  She could see little, for the dying sno\v  w.'.s. as thick, as smoke. Only uow and  then a Hash when the wind blew the fallen electric wires together "made darkues.**  visible" and showed her where the roud  lay. One of these flashes revealed something that startled her. She called to her  husband: ,    '  -There's '������   man   wandering   round' in  the snow ont on the lawn.'"-   '"        ,.   ,' ���������  The drowsy husband thought she might  lie mistaken."  "There is some one out there, und  there's a team in tbe street stuck fast!"  The husband roused himself and strug*'  fled into his hoots and ulster. Iu a very  shot' time'he had a lantern lit and was  out. capped-and miitened, in the storm,  while his rwife made swift preparations  to receive a guest. '  It was a sorry looking figure'that the,  man of the house brought in with him���������  cap and coat. bair. board aud eyebrows  powdered white���������the effigy of a half frozen teamster who had been stalled in the  snow 'ou his way from Marblehead to Salem. The" warmth of the room soon  brought him "to himself, and a few minutes later he was sitting by the fire drinking hot coffee, and'finding out where he  was.  "This is comfort." he said, "but tny  poor horses���������faithful old fellows! I hadn't  u thought but I could get borne wben I"���������  "But." interrupted tbe lady, "we arc  tint going to let your horse, freeze. There"*-  ./(.���������harn.at onr.,ne.\t neighbor's a few rod?  farther, on."   -  ���������  "i \ler, husband stood in his storm rig,  thinking of the team, but, doubting his  ability to extricate it without help.J'"  , "My dear madam." said the,stranger,  "my horses could not be forced a step  farther. They're swamped in the snowbank, and the wind in their facea blinds  Via."    ���������  "Then unhitch them and bring their  rtp on the-veranda and blanket them.  They will be out of the .wind there���������partly at least. No: let * me' think. We eac  do better than that." she added. "Leac  (he poor creatures into the basemen!  laundry. I'll move things out of the waj  and open the door."   .  The    lady's   husband    was   wondering  what would come nest.     He mildly suggested that the back yard gate was snowed in and could not be opened, but her re  ply wns quick and decisive:  "Lift-it off the hinges."  The   teamster   looked    up   inouiring'y,  Tier  prompt  arid  friendly  interest   in  hi������  >ase put new life into him.    Ilk host was  boy-inning to laugh.  "What -die says goes." he e.\c!uimcd.  ���������'Come, we'll dig out those horses. I never thought before what capital foddci  cribs washtubs would make."  After a good deal of floundering th*  men succeeded in leading the fagged'and  bewildered beasts to the basement dooi  and stabling them in the laundry. They  were a line pair of grays, and the lady  welcomed them with admiring pity. Then  another hospitable impulse seized her a������  she looked .-a their snow covered backs  and sides.  "The poor, dear things! They are eold.  Take them into the eo'lur where the furnace is. Hub them down, and we'll give  thein a hot supper."  Her husband winked to the teamster.  "All.right.!' he said. "It take.-: a woman  f> know what a horse wants., ButwL-ere'y  .the feed?"'.  "Vou wait." replied the lady, and skip-  pod 'tip stairs.  "Doesn't she beat all?" -renin: ked the  man of the house. "Did you ever see  such a woman for expedients? It's always so. I call her 'general caretaker,'  for she takes in the whole world. I'm  only a private when sin* eounna'.ids."  The teamster gave hearty and complimentary assent, but the airnised wonder  of both men grew perceptibly when the  practical woman came down cellar with  ������,!ie "feed" in a big bucket and two big  brimmed old straw hats for nose baskets.  "Have you got coffee and baked beans  in the pail?" quizzed her husband.  The good wife was. laughing now herself, and the hilarity became general  when she explained:  "There was only a little Indian meal,  but I emptied all the oatmeal, cracked  wheat, graham and crackers into the" pai!  an<J made a hot water mush, and I put  in a little salt and a pinch or two of ginger."  Rut the horses ate it.  When the guest took his leave tho next  day���������as soon as the road was broken out  to make travel possible���������he felt an embarrassment of gratitude, for his benefactors would take no money.  "After I'd gone to bed last night, thinking of the way yon entertain strangers,"  he said to his hostess, "some of my Bible  came back to me. and I told myself I was  no angel, but, considering the pains you  took .or me. I ought to be one. 'Many  daughters have done virtuously, but thou  excellest   them   all.'     Goodby,  and   God  Tbe Farm Beat the Mort_ra_re.  The following story illustrates the  resources of a Nebraska farm: A  farmer got ( discouraged because he  didn't get rich the first year aud. as  there was a mortgage of $700 on bis  farm.!, was aboux ready to jump the  whole business, but determined to  make one more effort and sowed, 80,  acres In wheat. It happened to be a  poor JBpar for wheat and the stand  was not very good. Concluding tbat it'  wasn't worth harvesting be pulled up  his stakes and moseyed back to Missouri, leaving the farm to fight the  ^mortgage all by Itself. Tbe, farm was  equal to the occasion.  , The wheat ripened, fell down and deposited tbe seed In tbe.soil again., Next  spring tbe wheat began to grow lustily.  Some' of, the neighbors were honest  enough to write about it down to the  fugitive in Missouri, and be got Interested-enough to come back aud take a  look. Then he- stopped and harvested  his voluntary crop. ��������� He sold -it- for  enough to pay off the mortgage and tbe  rest of his debts, and bad a tidy little  surplus over, with which he moved his  family back and now declares there is  no state like Nebraska.���������Lincoln (Neb.)  Journal. ' - <  Take Care off Yonr Bart,  Men and women have much to do to  keep straight.    A bundrekl nerves and  muscles are at work all  through  tbe  waking hours,  giving warning or  receiving ordors that the body, with its  many  joints  and, natural   instability,  shall preserve its equilibrium, shall not  stagger  or  double   up   in  a   hopeless  heap.   These nerves and muscles are a  highly   organized   signal   service,, the  chief offices of which are In the semicircular canals buried  in the "stony"  bonework that protects the- Inner ear.  Were it not for these canals a human  being would find it difficult, often impossible.-to, maintain a proper balance  "either while walking or standing^stlll. ,  So long as these canals are in healthy  working, order, their reports are; trustworthy, but when any undue force has,  shocked them or any agency, such as  sickness,  'has1  interfered    with    their  workings their' messages' are incoherent, and the brain, like the engineer of  a battleship In action, when the men  above are blinded and bewildered, has  nothing to do but let things go.���������Ber-  iln (Md.) Herald.  Railroad  Slant,  an Translated.  Extract from report made by head  brakeman:  "The con was flipping the tissues in  the doghouse. The bind siinck was  freezing a hot hub near the hind end.  Tallow Pot was cracking diamonds In  the tank. Eagle Eye was down greasing the pig and I was bending the rails  when they hit us."  It was translated by an old timer in  the office as follows:  "The conductor was examining the  train orders in the cupola. The rear  brakeman was cooling a journal. The  fireman''was breaking coal. The engineer was oiling the engine, and the  head brakeman was throwing n switch  when tbe trains came together."���������  Maine Central.   RAILWAY RUMBLES.  THICK SOLED  BOOTS.  Some  With  Thrc-e,   Some Withi  Five   .  r     ��������� Soles. Worn by Mai'lietmcn.  , The   description   double   soled    would  doubtless convey to most minds the idea  of1! the thickest soled shoe or boot there  is/but as a matter of fact there are made '  boots with five soles, making altogether.  a solo an inch or more in thickness.  Such  boots are worn by marketmen. as, for in-,  stance, in'Fulton fish market in this city.  . There the floor in business hours is always wet.   Great quantities of fish" are .  constantly     being   (handled.     Excepting  those-frozen  in   winter,   the  fishes  that  come in boxes are,,packed in'ice. 'They,  are always,packing,fishes, here for shipment   to  the   great   number  of   interior  points  away  from  the.coast that draw  their  supplies' of  salt: water  fishes  and  fresh water fishes, too, for that matter, -  from New York, and tbe fishes shipped  are packed in ,icc.   Tbey seem to" be .for-,  ever chopping  ice   here,   and   there  arc.'  fragments of ice scattered  around  and t  melting, and there's a constant dripping,  more or less, from the many ice packed  boxes handled, and they're always washing down somewhere to keep the market  clean.  So tbat in business hours the floor '  is always wet.'  \ '' '',  The markctman moves about for hours  ou tbe wet floor, and to keep his feet dry  he wears;' it may be,;rubber boots or the,',,  five soled inarketman's^boot.. whose sole^  is thick-enough to,raise*his feet clear off",  the floor sufficiently  to keep  them dry. -  Into the bootleg, a convenient place^ to  carry it, he tucks, when it is not in use, ���������  the handle of the hatchet which he u_e������  in opening or nailing up boxes of fish.    .  There  is  a   three  soled   boot   that  Ib  sometimes worn  by bookkeepers-in the  market, who might have occasion to leaVe1  tbe office and go out on the market Boor-  to look after receipts or shipments. ,jFive   .  soled and .three soled boots are-worn also,,  more orv less by smockmen and by' men on  shore in various occupations besides mar* . ���������  ketmen.   They are worn by men working  ' in big refrigerators and in, cold storage \  warehouses and in abattoirs.  Truckmen  wear three soled boots in winter, putting  them on in November and< wearing them "',  till spring, to protect their feet from rain  ,  and slush and-snow.  As compared with shoes' and boots "of  the ordinary kinds, the number of three ._  soled and five soled boots sold is small, ���������'  but such boots'are, nevertheless,-article*  of regular and steady sale.���������New. York ,.,  Bun.  ^ t   _ \-,  SMOKING A CIGAR. ���������  t.t <-  . \ '���������  About 3,000 miles of railway must be  constructed to complete the line from  Capo to Cairo.  There are 1.135 miles of railway in Cuba. 531 miles of which are controlled by  British companies.  Twenty-five ���������.-English railways paid in  wages to. employees during the nrst half  of 1K<)9 ������(54-I.OOO more than was paid in  the same period in ISOS, an increase of  r>:>4   per cent.  The. Batignolles railway tunnel- near  Paris is to be lighted by lines of ten candle fiower incandescent lamps. They are  placed a meter apart, and they are the  same height as the carriage windows, so  that if any train is stopped in the tunnel  it will be.lighted from the outside.  THE  ROYAL BOX.  ��������� The Prince of Wales, it is said, tips the  scales-at 207 pounds.  The czarowitz's widow was a. telegrapher before her marriage.  For a private audience. Queen Victoria  is usually plainly attired in black silk.  Grand Duke Frederick William of  Mecklenburg-Strelitz has asked the people to take the money intended to be  spent for, festivities on his eighteenth  birthday and give it to the poor.  The queen of Portugal, who is said to  have taken up medicine as a fad. became  no interested in it that she completed the  course and took the degree of M. D. She  Is now the chief physician of her husband, herself and her children.  Informed.  "Imperial Rome," began the professor,  "sat on her seven hills and ruled the  world until���������until when?"  "Until." replied the thorough student,  "the rest of the world sat on imperial  Hume."  One War In Which u  Expert tars  IttCan't,Be Done.  "I   have  a   customer "who   thinks ' he  smokes 25 cigars a day." said a New Orleans dealer.   "As a , matter of "fact'he  smokes about three-eighths'of that number.    The! other-five-eighths " represents'  what he gives away, lays'^ down , partly.,  consumed /and, a  generous' disregard 'of \  ���������butts.'   However, he; is .firm in", the co������-J  viction that he smoke's more actual tobae-.'  co than any, other'man' in'New Orleans;  and a boast-on the subject in my store  yesterday. Jed to a' curious' bet. "   ,  ' "He declared, to begin with, that, he  could smoke three ordinary cigars in half  an hour, and a bystander remarked that  no man alive could smoke even one cigar ,  continuously, until. it was consumed,  without taking it from his lips. 'Bosh.'  snid the 25 a day gentleman. 'I do that (  right along and think nothing of it:' 'I'll  bet you a box of perfectos you can't do,  it right now,' said the other, and in half  a minute the wager was made. By' its  terms the cigar was to be consumed in  steady, consecutive puffs nnd' not removed from the lips until*burned to ������ mark  1*4 inches from the tip. A clear Havana,  Colorado raaduro in color, was selected  for the test, and the smoker took a seat  and began.  "He puffed like" an eugi/ie for about  two minutes and accumulated something  under half an inch of ash. and then he  began to wabble. He shifted the cigar  from side to side, pulled slow and fast  aud seemed to have difficulty getting his  breath between the draws. At any rate  he kept moving his head to avoid the  smoke and finally got to coughing. I  could see he was in torture, but he stuck  to it until he got within half an inch of  the mark. Then he jumped up suddenly,:  threw the cigar away and walked out of  the store. I paid the bet and charged It  to his account, and he told me last night  that the very idea of tobacco made him  sick. It is not unlikely that the affair  will lose me a good customer.  "1 doubt whether it would be possible  for anybody to smoke even a moderately:  strong  cigar  through   in   the   manner   I  have   described."���������New   OrleansVTimes-  Democrat. ���������      .;        i ;        :  A Gang*-of Setters.  "Whon you -work." asked the man in  the mackintosh, "what do ybu-followV"  .  "Well, by profession." replied the man  who had bis-feet on the table, "I am a  printer."  "What are you?" he said to the man  with the squint.  "'"Me?    I'm a carpenter���������when I work."  "What is your ostensible calling?" he  asked, turning to the man with the large  Adam's apple.  "I was educated for a surgeon."  "And you?" he continued, addressing  the man in the armchair.  "I don't do. anything," answered that  individual.  "H'mph!" exclaimed the man in the  mackintosh, lighting a cheap cigar. "This  gang seems to be made up largely of  typesetters, sawsetters, bonesetters and  setters." '       ������������������-.������������������      ��������� !���������    .  Wo Dae For It. ���������.  Uncle Zobulon. from one of the back  townships, was on a visit to his nephew  in the big city, and the two had gone to a  restaurant for dinner.  They had given their order and wore  waiting for it to be filled, when the younger man. who had been glancing at a paper that lay on the table, said:  "By the way. uncle, did yon ever have  cerebro-spinal meningitis?"  "No," replied Uncle Zebu Ion after a  few moments' mental struggle with the  question, "and I don't want any. I'd  ruther have fried liver and bacon any  day/'���������Youth's Companion.  t     v  '."  "������!|  1 *   i  1  m ~V  .X  _-���������'-  p ���������-  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND, B.C.  FRANKLIN'S  MAXIMS.  -    The rolling stones-gather no moss.  Diligence is the mother of good luck.   '  He that goes a-borrowing returns sorrowing.  Rather go to bed supperless than rise  in debt.  - Creditors' have  better  memories  than  debtors..  Sloth. like rust, consumes faster than  . labor wears.       ���������   l*1  Extravagance and improvidence end at  the prison door. ���������>  If-you would have your business done,  ���������go;' if not. send. >  What maintains one vice would bring  up two children.-  Pride is as loud a_ want and a great  deal  more saucy.  ' It is easier to build tw,o chimneys than  -to, keep one in  fuel.  '"'It,is foolish to lay out money in  the  purchase of'repeutauce.  A life of leisure aud a life of laziness,,  are two different things,  i c Silks, and satins, scarlets and. velvets,  put out the kitchen fire.  If you would -know .the value of money, go and,try to borrow some.  , Plow deep ,while sluggards sleep, and  you shall have corn to sell and keep.  Pride   breakfasted .with- Plenty',  dined  With Poverty and supped with^liifamy. ���������  WEAK; FAINT FEELINGS.  Serious Conditions that Blilburn's  Heart and Nepve Pills ean  '   Readily Cure.  One of the indications of serious heart  Touble  is the sensation of weakness or  aiutness that comes on at times.  Sometimes it is simply a dizzy feeling  hat passes off, or it maybe a state of un-  insciousness  with hands and feet cold  ".-< .,.. , ,,��������� and countenance  j ij__   ghastly pale  Ja~~^      These symp-  Minard's Lifliment Cures Distemper.  KITCHEN  HELPS.  (���������   * -     tt       ��������� *  > Fewer dishes will be, broken if a small  wooden tub is provided instead of the ordinary dish pan. >  /.Never let the boiler be empty. Never  put cold water into it if it should happen  to be empty, and" especially .if it should be  hot at the same time!   . ��������� \  Carafes and water bottles may be kept  bright-:by the use of n handful, of Gue  ashes mixed with' the  which they are washed.  Knives' should be scoured regularly every time'they are used, and'drops of water should never be'allowed to, dry on tho  steel blade of a knife; as the inarkv ninde  is almost' permanent.  ��������� soapy,   water   in  toms indicate a  weakened heart.  They are unmis-'  takablo evidences  of* the engine of  life breaking  down.  Now there's  only one roliable  .-���������mody for restoring strength and vitality  ������:��������� weakened .hearts and relieving all tho  listressing  symptoms.    It   is   Milburn's  loart and Nerve Pills.  The case of Mrs. A. Stratton, Frederio-  on, N.B., amply proves this.. Here is  aor statement:      ,  -"I suffered very much from an impoverished condition of the blood, coupled  with extreme nervousness. A dizzy sensation on arising-quickly or coming down  stairs, often troubled mo, and my breath  ���������yas so short that I could not walk up  itairs. 'The least exertion caused my  learfc to flutter and ��������� palpitate violent^  ind -1 sometimes felt a smothering sen.  sation on going/to sleep.  I doctored back and forth for my weak -  less, butl got no relief from any medicine  ������mtil I tried Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Mils, and I can say that they helped me  -vonderfully.     Sometimes  my  face ' and  ;rms would swell and puff, but all these  .roubles speedily yielded to the restoring  .nfluences of Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills,' and I am now strong and well.    I  lid not use'them long until I regained the  olessing of healthful, refreshing sleep and  it will always be a pleasure  to' me to  The Inquisitive' Tongrne.  The curiosity of the tongue does not  cause the human being so much trouble as the curiosity of the eye. But the  tongue, within its limits, is the most  curious of a*l.  Let'the dentist make a change in the  mouth, let him remove a tooth or replace with his admirable artifice one  that bas long been absent, let bim  change the form of a tooth by rounding off a corner or building up a cavity  and see what the tongue will do. It  will search out that place,'taking careful and minute account of the'ehange.  Then it will linger near the place. If  it is called to other duties,- it 'comes  back as soon as they are discharged  and feels the changed place all over  again, as If It had not explored and  rummaged there already.  It makes no difference that these re-'  peated investigations presently cause  annoyance to its supposed master, the  man. The tongue' in nothing more  than In this matter proves tbat it is an  ifnruly member and will not Do controlled.  It seems to have an original will and,  consciousness of Its own, and nothing  will serve it except the fullest satisfaction of its curiosity. It will' wear itself'  out. perhaps, but it will find out all  about the strange change. ��������� Boston  Transcript.    ���������, , ���������  JM  tCntes \!  &������& rfn&r'&cLd -/n^ttt^n^rnJ-^  =>THE  OPEN  HEART.  So rapidly does lung . Irritation spread  ��������� and'deepen, that of ten in a few weeks a  simDle cough oultuln������t_s. in tubercular  consumption. Give heed to a cough,  there is always danger in delay, get a  bottle of- Bickle's'.' Anti-Consumptive  Syrup, and cure yourself. It Is a medicine unsurpassed for all throat and lung  troubles.. It is "compounded from several  herbs, each one of, which stands at the  head of the lis. as"exerting a. wonderful  Influence in curing consumption and all  lung diseases. *.  One Unmoved  Hearer.  "The slow but sure" decay of the  Latin races." remarked the lecturer on  ethnology, "cannot but awaken the profoundly sympathetic interest of the  student." - .        '  ,"I wish they would decay a little  faster." muttered one of the listeners,  a bullet headed young man with cropped hair, "and ttfke their blamed old  Latin language' along with thorn!"���������  Chicago Tribune.  Would you understand  , The, language with.no word,      v  The speech of brook and bird.  Of waves along: the sand ?  it J ,.  Would you make your own  The meaning: ot the leaves,  The song the silence weaves  Where little winds made moan7  Would you know how sweet  The falling- of the rill,  The calling on the Mil���������  AH'tunes the days .repeat? _,"  Neither alms nor art, ;  No toil can help you hear;  The secret of the car, ,  Is in the' open hcurl^  ���������John Vance Cheney in Century.  The Moon's Atmosphere.  The recent conclusions of the French  scientists; MM. Loewy and Pulseux, as  to. the possible presence of some gaseous envelope on the moon's surface  are of very general interest. After  giving reasons for concluding that the  formidable volcanic eruptions of which  the moon has been, the theater belong  to, a recent time in the history of o'ui^  satellite, they point out that these eruptions must have < set, at liberty-great  quantities of gas or vapors, while the  diffusion of cinders on tbe lunar sur-'  face to great distances infers a gaseous  envelope of a certain density. ,.   .'  Has the time, they ask, which bas  elapsed since the great eruptions sufficed to bring- about the total disappearance of this gaseous envelope?  Considering that the already solidified  lunar -surface could only have absorbed the gases slowly and with difficulty,  they conclude that from their- examination ,of the. lunar stirface there are  serious grounds for believing that  there exists at the present time a  residue of "atmosphere of which the detection, surrounded as it is with great  difficulties, may yet be realized.  A PILL FOR GENEROUS EATERS.���������  There are'many person.-* of healthy a-/pe-  t to and poor dis-'sniunwho^ftor a oearty  meal, are subject to muo'i Ruffe-ring. Tne  food of whioii tney nav- partaken lb* like  lead In their -.coniachs. Headache, de-  piession, a smothering feeling follow.  Onf so afflirted is unlif for bu*������ir*e s or  work of anv Kind. In this condition  Parnielew's V>getaule Pills will bring relief. ,They.yvill a-.sisr.obe -flsimilation ot  the'alfment, and u*>e<l according to direction will restore healthy digestion.'  * THE  PEDAGOGUE^ ���������  r '  I  Indians will, be admitted hereafter to  the University of Oklahoma.  There are today 4(W)<>0 negro students  in the higher educational institutions of  this country.  i There are 42(5 colleges in America, with  property  estimated  at  $2."������().(MM).(M)0.    (Ji  raid; with $ 1 .\0DO.000. ami Leland Stat-  'ord. Jr.. with $1 :i..">(M).OO0, are the rich-  ������Ht ��������� t -  AT   THE  WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE  We teach >h<irlliaiid, all  Uu������li*e__   M������t������������  U'Ctn   and   Telegraphy       No   Holidays   at>  Xuin_     Individual  Instruction.   Student*  may eutt-r at any lime,     G������-t r-trtioul*!**  G.  W. DONALD, Sec.  MONEY TO LOAN AT SIX PER CENT.  REPAYABLE IN MONTHLY INSTALMENTS.  ���������  THE BIRKBECK INV., SECURITY  & SAVINGS CO.  NABES, ROBINSON A  BLACK, Agents*.  WINNIPE3,   MAN.  L-������  Miianl's. Liniment Cures Garget ii, Con.  ANIMAL ODDITIES. , ���������  EXCELLENT REASONS exist why  Dr. Thomas' Ecleocrio Oil should be used  by persons troubled with affections of the  throat or lungs, sores upon the skin,  rheumatic- pain, corns, bunions, or external injuries. "The reasons are, that 16  la speedy, pure and unobjectionable,  whether taken internally or applied outwardly.  Tarring and feathering was once a legal punishment for theft. It i������ said to be  found in the statutes of both England  and France about the time of the Crusades. '  IT IS A LIVER- PILL.���������Many of the  ailments 'that man has to contend with  have their origin in a disordered liver,  -which is a delicate organ, peculiarly sus-  ceptible"to the disturbances that come  from irregular habits or lack of care in  eating ana drinking. This accounts for  tbe great many liver regulators now  pressed ou the attention of sufferers. Of  these there is none superior to Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills. - Their operation though  gentle is effective, and tne most delicate  can use them.  'When .Tay Gould Wrestled.  w  How Things Work.  "New shoes make old ones last better."  "What do you, mean?"  "When you know you have a new  pair in your closet, you feel like wearing tho old ones awhile longer."���������Chicago Record.  Be as pleasant   in your own home as  vfifi nit- in vour m-i-rhbors'.  Making- ji Collection.  "Is your dog full blooded?"  "Guess he is. He's been samplin th'  blood of most of th' neighbors."���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  And  So  He Was.  The _oat he ate a rubber shoe,  And softly he would hum,  "Boys, I'm doing1 nothing new���������  I'm simply chewing- pim."  ���������Chi ct fro Kewn  John Burroughs, "���������thc writer, was in  his boyhood days a schoolmate of Jay  Gould. To Theodore Qreiser. who tells  the story in The New' Voice, Mr. Burroughs gave this anecdote of Gould:  He was shrewd, but not a bad  fellow at all.    1 remember that ouce we  had a wrestling match.    As we were  about'even in strength,  we agreed to  abide   by  certain   rules,   taking  what  we called "holts" in-the beginning and  not  breaking   them   until   one  or  the  other   was   thrown.     I   kept   to   this  when  we began  wrestling,   but when  Jaj7 realized that he was in danger of  losing he broke "holts" and threw me.  When I said he bad broken his agreement,   he  only   laughed   and   said.   "I  threw you, didn't  1?"    That  irritated  me,  and   I   kept arguing  the   original  point,  but  he only laughed   tbe more  and covered my taunts' with the same  answer.    He had won, and it pleased  him, though I often wondered how he  could take any satisfaction in it.  ,* The deer really  weeps,  its eyes being  provided with lachrymal glands.  Fish arc able to yawn." They open  their mouths slowly till they are round,  the bones rof the head seem to. loosen,  and the gills open.  Mmar.'s Limit flares Colds, Etc.  SCRAPS OF SCIENCE.  Ice will reach a lower temperature than  ;.li degrees if the temperature of tne air  is less than that. It will take practically  the temperature of the atmosphere.'  Engineers say the lossof 90 per cent of  the power "of coal used is a standing reminder that they have not yet achieved  (he objects of-true engineering science.' <,  For many years scientists have-known  tof the existence of a faint companion' to  the north star. So close and faint is this  companion tbat owners' of small telescopes have'often used it totest the power of their evpa end instruments. *  Croup Promptly  Relieved.'  Mrs. J. Slmms.Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver, B: C, writes: "One of.onr-children  has been subject to oroup almost since its  birth. We find Griffith's Menthol Liniment always to give prompt relief, and  would not be without it in our home. As  a liniment we do not think it has any  equal.   All druggists, 25ots.  W. X. U. -  355.  LUCAS, STEELE k BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries''  ������llte IIS. Hamllton.Out.  HIGH 6RADE   PLOWS.   SEEDING .MACrHHES,  Carriage--,  TVagoiis,' Barrow*, Winamifu;.  &o.    COCKSHUTT PLOW CO., Winnipeg.  DOMINION    LANDS'  SCRIP   FOR   SALE.  Write a* for fall  information.     Ton'  '     ean SATE  MONK.. .  VY. , H.   SPROULE   &   COMPANY,  Real Estate and Financial Brokers,   ,  -375 Main St., Winnipeg: \-  Thompson's  Bromo Grass'  Seeder has  adjustable  , bottom for, .  all kinds of.  ..  Binall Heeds. / "-,  Write for'oirea-  .lars'toJOHNSTO*-  & STEWART,  Winnipeg, Man. ���������  THE WRITERS.  HOW TO  Irishmen aro inclined to word perversion; but, says a writer in The Nineteenth Century, the following description of slow' speech which often degenerated into a stammer shows that  occasionally they use the best words  possible in explaining a thing:  "It's a quare sort uv way Martin  talks." said Pat. "It's as if ho tuk the  wurds out uv his niout' an luked at  'em before be gives 'em to yez."  Michael JDavitt. during his days in parliament.1 did nearly all his literary work  in the house writing room, where1 silence  is en forced, sittiug- invariably in the same  .seat.  I'a-i! Bourget has announced his intention ut paying a second visit to this  ( oui>11y. He will come next spring and  ir.ither material for a novel dealing with  Arueihan social life.  Tiieodor Mommsen, at the age of 82  ������������������������������������;u*. h:\-i published a, new work, "Ro-  ,ua:i Oiminul Law." as a companion to  lis great "Roman Conbtitutional Law."  ti i*- a volume of 1,078 closely printed,  .irue octiiv'i paces. '-  ���������Bjornstjerne Bjornson Sfately  saw  for' i  the. first .time the statue of Jiimself set up  before  the   National- .theatfer.;,jn   Christi-  ania.    He turned red'iu the^lace and de- ,  mands that" it be removed, "as it- is a libel  on his personal appearance.'"''     .   '���������  The heaviest winning stable of 1899 on.  the running turf was that of-Bromley &  Co.. which won 577.85-L13. Its chief winning horse1 was the 8-year-old ^Mesmerist,  who fell just a few dollars short of.capturing $40,000 in stakes and purses. '  Winter is a trying time for most'  people ������������������ especially so for delicate  ones. Colds, la grippe and pneumonia find them easy victims.  Do you catch cold easily? It  shows that your system is not in a  condition " to resist disease. You  will be fortunate if you escape  pneumonia.  Nature is always fighting against  disease. The right kind of medicine is the kind that helps Nature by toning up the system and  enabling it to resist disease. Such a tonic is only found in Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. By building up the blood  and strengthening the nerves these pills reach the root of disease, restore health, and make people bright, active and strong.  Mrs. R. Dox_ee, Gravenimrst, Ont., writes:���������"I believe that  Dr Williams' Pink Pillm saved my life. When I began-their use I  was to weak that I was scarcely able to be cue of my bod, and  thowed every symptom of going into a decline. I was pa������e, .emaciated, suffered trom headaches and ne.ve exhaustion. I used Dr.  Williaross' Pink Pills for a couple of months, and they have completely rebtored me."  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., Brockvilie.  True.  Lecturer���������And what man is most apt  to reach that elevation whence the  earth may be viewed "as one vast  plain?"  Voice (in the audience)���������The'one that  works in a powder mill.���������Life.  k*o mr PAY CASH!  ii__i������iii������*i*K_ik__vwni-a-i  Pay in SCRIP for Dominion Lands and  Save 20 per Cent. Discount.  For full iuforin'ution apply to  Alloway & Champion,  BANKERS  AND   BROKERS  "Winnipeg.  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BANK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANK OF  CANADA in Manitoba or the West.  Miiiard's LifliMf Cnfes DipMlm-  Never Fcazed Him.  "If you are the only man in the  world," she said > emphatically, "I  wouldn't marry you."  "Oh, well," be replied nonchalantly,  "if 1 were tbe only man In the world  you wouldn't get me. I'd go In for a  pretty girl."���������Tit-Bits.  Bakers'  TAKE   NOTICE.  During the year tbe si a^e devoted  to advertising MINARD'S LINIMBinT  will coniam expressions'of no uncertain sound from people who speak  irom personal .xpeiieoce as to the  merits of this best of Hou&eholu Remedies. . ,  A Chance to Escape.  "It keeps me poor paying taxes."  "Well, why don't you shove off some  of your houses and  lots on  these returned  Manila heroes?''���������Detroit Free  Press.  Acute Symptoms.  "Are you sure you love that girl7"  "Well. .1 can't work in the morning  until I get a letter from her, and after  I get it I can't work."���������Chicago Record.  J. D. O'BRIEN.  BROKER   IK  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  Priva e Wire Connection wi'h aU Leading  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought, Sold and  C rried ��������� n Marg ns. C >ri'srjondeno������ Solicited.  Private Cypher Code Furnished upon Application.  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Man.  P. O. DBAWKK 1387.  We little know tho toil find  hardship that those who make  tho '' Staff of Life'' undergo.  Long hours.in superheated  and poorly ventilated workrooms is hard on the system,  gives th������ kidneys more work than they  can properly do,. throws poison into the  system that should be carried ofi. by these  delicaft������ filters. Then the back gets bad���������  Not much use applying liniments and  plasters. You must reach the Kidneys to  cure the back. DOAN'S Kidney Pills  euro all kinds of Bad Bucks by restoring  the Kidneys to healthy action.  Mr.  Walter Buchanan,   who has eon  ducted a bakery in  Sarnia, Ont., for the J animal functions of the   system,   thereby  There never was, and never  will be,  a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to whioh fieHh la heii-���������the very nature  ot many curatives being snch   that   were  the germs of other and differently   seated  diseases rooted in the system   of   the   patient,���������what would relieve one 111 in turn  would   aggravate   the  other.     VTo  have,  however, in Quinine Wine, when  obtainable In a sound,   unadulterated,, -.teve,   a  remedy for many and grievous ilia. By ita  gradual and judicious use the frailest systems   are   led   into    convalescence    and  strength by fibe influence whioh   Quinine  exerts on Nature's   own   restoratives     It  relieves the drooping Bpirits of those with  whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life   is a   disease, and, by   tranquilizing   tbe  nepyej.,  disposes to sound and   refreshing  sleeps-  imparts vigor to the aotlon of the   blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throughout the veins, strengthening the  healthy  past 15 years, says:  " For a number of years previous to talcing  Doan's Kidney Pills I suffered a great deal from  acute pains across the small of my back, pains in  the back of my head, dizziness, weary feeling and  general debility. Prom the first few doses ot  Doan's Kidney Pills I commenced to improve, and  I have continued until I am to-day a well man.  I havo not gota pair/or ache abont me. My head is  clear; the urinary difficulties all gone ; my sloop is  refreshing and my health is better now than for  rears."  making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life  to the digestive organs, which naturally  demand increased substance���������result, improved appetite. Northrop and Lyman, of  Toronto, have given to the publio their "���������  superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate,,  and, gauged by the opinfron of scientist*,  this wine approaches nearest perfection  of any In the market. All druggists sell  it.  ������.������  C'lrele ,Tei������_  j In 8. * B. Coflees.-,  "I-.S.AB. KxtriMta  L.8.& B.Splee������: - .<  1 iv  js if*vl  * ."/J- ot|  ������ i * t F  If-'  si ni*Jt&AXr*iAli-Jlb~A.lZl-.Jl~i2*-* J^u'  -,n������_;_. ���������___.. JjXC. I~-AXLS\.  f>~7ni-Tf";rT'*J-'-"������'  _MQhX. OUAXWK  THE CUMBEHi.ANL' NJSWd.  ISSUED EVERY  TUESDAY.  TO. 36. anoerson, JE&itor.  ��������� idT Advertisers wiio want their ad  changed, should get copy in by,  12 a.m. day before issue.  ~~ oul. ciibera failing to receive Tub  N:w,*i regularly will confer a favor by uuu-  t  iu    the office.  Job Work Strictly C. O. X>.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  TUESDAY,   MARCH    13th 1900  NOTICE TO THE   SCHOOL  CHILDREN,  The   Cumberland   News,  offers  the   following   to     encourage t'^e  growth of   flowers  in  Cumberland  and Union:  '    For the Lest 12 blooms of blotched  piinsies, one . variety arid ��������� marked  alike, $1.50.    '      .-  For- the  best   12   blooms,  oeif  colored, one variety, one color, $1.50.  -For the best collection  of  pansy  ' blooms, not less than 12, each   different, $1., '  For the best arranged   basket of  pansy blooms, ali colors/ 50   cents.  For  .the largest   single    pan-y  bloom, any color, 50 cts.  - Only children ui/der 12   years of  , age and attending the Cumberlai-u  gchool and who are living   in  an,  h>u������?e in which there is a tubscribei  tJ the News on April 1st, 1900, for.  not less than six months.    Flowc .-  must be grown by   exhibitors   pe -  sonally.    Entries to be made at the  News office from 10  to 12 a. m. on  June30th.  When are.������re to have the elections?' No one seems to know, and  all we can hear is, 44most probably  ; early in June.":, If so when wili  the.Estimates be passed so that ex  pendltures for the next fiscal year  may be available? If polling day ie  fixed for the first week in June, perhaps the future Administration  ��������� may be able to get a sufficient  rustle oh to enable the grants lo be  made by June 30th, but that is  giving them every opportunity to  carry on without a hitch, aud not  taking into consideration the possibility of a defeat and another  hurly-burly such as the country is  now, blasted by. Take our district  alone. A large sum of money is  absolutely necessary to put most of  our roads in anything like passable  condition. Bridges are rquired on  the Trunk road, and much ditching  and gravelling. During the tenure of office of the Tun-er party, it  wasquite possible to begin work on  roads in June so that men could  draw their pay as soon after July  l_t as the money could be sent  from the Treasury, and the sums  Voted were generally large enough  to allow the'with.holding of a con-  tingency fund to meet emergencies,  such as the washing out of a road  bed or of a bridge,during the winter  or spring months. What position  do we stand in at the present time?  The dyke over the flati is unsafe.  $<fae junction is encroaching dangerously on the road. The old plank  crossing over the Union Swamp���������-  to avoid which another road was  made some years ago���������will yet be  responsible for horses' broken legs  And the trunk road, our only land  outlet from the District, has been  rendered so bad by the last rain?, J  that the mail man was unable lo  bring his welcome letter bag from  Nanaimo l:������st Saturday, and the  worst is that nothing can   be  done  *b lemedj-,this state of affairs until  the Estimates ate passed, for  there  is none of the last grant   left,   and ;  no sane man will  work   and  wan  for his pay, even if he - was   sure  of  getting-it, and that he-, certainly is  not, out   of   the .present political  Irish stew pot.      For;    What   can  working men hope fi-r   after- their  experience of the first month" of office   of   the    last    Administration  when, after beginning the   season's  work, at the Turner   party's wage  of   $2.50���������little enough   too���������they  weie, in one bieath, and  without a  moment's warning, cut down to $2  per day and ALL ROAD   WORK  WAS STOPPED.    We will say no  more about this at the present, but  when the time is ripe, we   shall enlighten our readers  more   on   this  little transaction, as well as- others  of most touching' interest.]J������ Many  a good man in   this   District   who1  voted conscientiouly   for   the   late  Government, at  the last   elections,  ��������� have been   forced   to   admit since  then that the "Turner  crowd  was  not so bad after all."    If they must  come let us have the elections.. The  sooner the better, and whether it'be  on party lines or B. C. lines, we are  i 'ready, aye ready."    Let   order be  called and let the business   of the  country proceed, without us having  to pay more money as in   the   1 .st  two years for useless and dangerous  legislation, and figure-head   ministers.     ���������  The editorial head f-.lt a little  bit inflated this morning. Not with  conceit,   oh dear  no!   for   we  are  '* i  modest, but with the, effects ii the  late session'of the lodge list nigh'.  We were billed t������ write up up a  gloss uy of South African wa;-  terms and in consequence of the  head we were obli.eil to religate the  job to our chief factotum, the printer's d.vil, "G'������rn," said hp, "I  ky ami write nuhin'. '" However  the sight'of a club in the editorial  fist decided him, and while we  sweetlv slept he worked. Had  it set up too and the paper half  run off when we awoke and this is  what met our horrified eyes:  Transvaal: A plaice in S, Af-  fricca, made up uv dust and long  har'd Boars an' Niggurs, 'Taint  wuth a cent nohow, on'y fer diamonds.  Drift: Same as a plaice on a  Rivm whar we ust to ketch i-ukkers  back eas'. I guess Buller thot he  wuz a sukker when they ketehed  him thar.  Kopjey's: Fixings wot grows in  S. Affricca made uv stones an'  bushes an' sich trash. The Boer-  grows 'em fer to hide in to shoot  soljers frurn. Kopjeys- cum high  but Buller he .will have 'em.  Bay net charge: A animiie used by  the soJju:-8 to chasa Boars with wen  thay get offen thare kop]eys. Boars  say thay are hot stuff and thay  hairr- ^ot no use for them nohow.  I wish wun ud get after the ole  man.  Veldt: I dunno whut,in thunder  these air. I guess we Call em  medders back fn Muskoka.  Liddyte shells: english soljurs  say these smell orful badd wen  thay bust but that kyarnt hurt-  Boars nun cos thay kyarnt not us  the smell none wen thay bean in  Kamp fer a few weeks 'l'thout  washin' thurselves .  Spruit: A pass or somethiii', I  dunno ef its a railroad pass era  pass fer a rayse on 4 duces but���������  oh, darn it all, that's 'nuff enny  how, if the ole man will get full I  ain't goin to rite fur him, nohow.  We apologise to our readers.  The paper was struck before we  could stop it. It will not occur a-  gain, else the devil will join the  happy band.  COMOX   CTJLLINGS.  Judge Abrams had'a busy day,  hereon 8th. Fiank Indian lor,being drunk and disorderly wras fined  $5 and costs. Mrs. Frank, ditto.,  ditto. The term "disorderly" is  perhaps anomalistic for they were  too blazing drunk to be diso derly.  Frank and his. wife had been annoying the Bay people when drunk  and Mr. S. Cliffe determined to put  fhemina safe, place. After get-  ing the key "of the lockup he went  -in search ~of then, and found them  on the ��������� beach. The woman lying  at the waters edge, while _ Frank  was up to his chest in water in an  attempt to recover his canoe whioh  had drifted off. They had nearly  perished when Mr. Cliffe got them.  A man named Andersen was fined  $5U and costs or four month, for  supplying.    Fines all paid.  Geo. Mitchell, for aRsulting Long  Tom, wab fint-d $5 and costs. "Geo.  and Tom got drunk at Cumberland  and had a.'scrap. "They have  svvorn it   on���������a ..Cum] e land   man.,  A white man and a Jap were  prosecuted for shooting ducks out  of seas >n, but it being so soon after  close of season and they evident;y  being unaware of the date of closing, were reprimanded -and dismissed with a warning. The bench  stating that strong steps would in  future be taken against illegal  shcoting..'  Miss   McDonald is   back  at her  post as   operator  after   being  two  weeks at Union Wiiarf in  place of i  the operator there.   e ���������  If in quest of  J?\>otwaar   g o   and   in  spect New Stock of Boots and Shoes  at Gus Hauck's.  CO.  This   is the  season   of bi������ values' and  ���������   -- , ���������''.'���������  little   prices at our   store.  Boy's Suits  Do you want a barg.iin? If so do net  delay as they are growing few _r each  day. - We have them from $1.25 to  $3.50. 'Remember they are cut to  about half price.  Boy's Reefers  We have a lew yet which are going at  half-price. We mav have tlie size yoi'  want.    If.so, you get a bargain.  Boots' and Shoes  We have several small lots of children's and women's shoes from 35 cts.  to $1.90, worth from 75 cts. to $2.50  We make these ridiculously low prices  to clear them 0111," and all we.need ���������*_; y  is that yuur cannot equal , them ;:ry  place else for the money."  Women's Skifts  18 wo men's black lustre ' skirts, ne-v  design. Seven jjored, circular. -Extra  well = nisherf and lined, $4.25 worth $5..  kMU-wikVw- ���������  .**������������������  Women's Uncerwear  r /  We have a small lot of women's and  children's under wear that we are clearing at about half price.  Men's Shirts  ' If there is one thing more than another  which we c.'in'givea bargain, in it is  men's shirts. We have a small lot of  white   and   colored    shirts.    60   cis."r  - worth $1 and $1.25.' ��������� '    ".  Top Shirts .  Men's heavy wool top," shirts at half  price. '< ' '  '-       " -   - -  Cash Store,     Cumberland, B. C.  The course of the   late   Government r  &'s  Big stock of Children's straw  hats just to hand at 25ct?., 50cts.  and 75cts.    Stevenson oz; Co.  -o-  PASSENGER LIST.  The following were the passengers who came up on the "City of  Nanaimo" Wednesday.  Woods, Rev. Willemar, J Miller.  P Fraser, P Buglund, Miss Reed,  Mrs. Hoi������per, Bennett, J MilUr, C  S Moss, F Verdin. McLeod, F McB  Young, Mr. Netherby, J Hanes-  worth, A McMillan, Hawkins, G  Murry, J Gloditch. F B Febulin,  AH Dodds, Miss Forrest.  Mr. Byron Crawford imported by  last boat a thoroughbred Holstein  bull which is the finest speciment  of this popular breed that has been  brought to the district yet. He is  five years old and tips the bean at  2,000 pounds. His dame has a re-  record of 221bs butter-in seven days.  He has taken first prize where ever  shown. Mr. Crawford has been  raising Holsteins for a number of  years and believes the cows have  all the requirements for general  purposes. Mr. Crawford deserves  praise for his efforts in this line.  WAR NEWS.  A Berlin correapondeiit nays: I learn that  there ia dissention fcetween Kruger and Jou-  bert and that the latter has resigned. Possibly Kruger will asHiiroe chief, command.  Gen Schalkberg and other commandants  for similar reason and because Kruger i^-  mored their advance to make peace over,  tureg.    The  Boera were   sieved   with panic  ie Singer Sewing Machine  CABINET TABLE,   WOODWORK.  Having taken the SingeVi Sewing Machine -Agency lam prepared to sell Machines at the following prices and terms:  Latest improved, double feed, belt-adjuster and most recent  self-fitting attachments..        ' -   \ '   ������������������     -     ''  Price���������$70, $5 cash and $3 per. month; .no interest. , $10 discount for cash witnin 60 day .    Full allowance for old machines. ^  More . Singers sold -than all ' other., com bine J.' ,* * Sale i i.-fc  year,'1 ,r0J,u0C.    "     ' V .''.���������'���������   /J " -  Oil and needles and extra parts kept in sto.k.  T. H. CAREY.  thus spoiling the whole plan which had been  calculated to destroy them. Kruger wept.  As the sixth division emerged from a hidden position and appeared on the crest with  tnouuttd infantry in ���������kirmiBhing order the  Boers thought the whole earth was covered  with Moldiers in their front and rear flauks  They did not want ,t������ void thei_ eupportion  but fled Biezed with a dread that they might  &hare the fate of Cronje. In some quarters  Fiench is credited with the design*to coiral  both Kruger and Steyne whose exact p... i-  lions are difficult to aacertain at that distance. Fiench must be near Bloomfoutein  now. The War Office is unable to confirm  the rumors of relief of Mafeking but ihe  t'end of the belief is that the relief will be  affected within a few days. Buller is on  tie move and threatening the Boers at  Biggarsbarg. ���������  The   British* ar3  trying    to   invade   the  Transvaal from the east through   Zuluiaud.  London, March 12.^���������At present rate of  Drogrebs Lord Roberts should be in Bloom-  (intein Wednesday, though all cailculabio n  may be up3et by the development of more  Htrenuous resistance thau the Boers have bo  far attempted. The distance between Roberts aad the Free State capital is now so  mall, only 25 miles, that; it is apparent tha  the Boers either contemplate making a determined stand on the outskirts of the Free  State capital or tor stragic reasons are al  owing Roberts to occupy after merely pre������-  sing his advgiice. Roberts latest despatch  announces that Gatacre commands Bethulie  Bridge puts the Boers iu that vicinity between him and Roberts, however there is a  large plain between them and the main body  of B lers now confronting Lord Roberts with  his ceasless activity may be quite able to  cover the retreut of the Boera confronting  Gatacre. Once the British are in control  of tbe Ry. from Bethulie to Bloomfontein  the junction at the Free State capital of  Gatacre and Roberts would be only a matter of a very few d������y������r  Hospital Benefit  GRAND BALL  Under Auspices  of Cumberland  Grove  No.  3, LT. A. O.   D. in  GUffiBl ELAND  HALL,  MARCH ie  CORPORATION   OF THE  CITY Of CUMBERLAND  Court   of Revision,  NOTICE is hereby given that-the  Court  of Reyi.ion lor ihe purpose of hearing.  ���������'all complaints aguinst iht   assessment  of 1900, as made by   the    Assessor  of  ihe City of Cumberland; will be held at  the Council Chaiube;s, City   Hall,    on  Saturday, the 31st'day of March, A.D.  1900, at the hour of 3 o'clock p.m.  By order,"  Lawk en-E W.  Nunns,  ���������_������������������"! C. M. c.  Cumberland, ,24th Feb. 1900.  VICTORIA NEWS.  Victoria, March 12.���������Coal mines arbitra-  tion resumes to-morrow, when argument,  will be heard on evidence taken at Nanaim������  and Union." Minister of Mines Curti.  leaves to-night for Rossland to endeavor to  reach a settlement between owners and  miners re 8   hour  law difficulty.  Oyster Harbor, March 12.���������Collier Ben-  moher in charge of Filof; Christensen, which  relieved the wrecked Miami ran on a reef  early this morning off Gallano Island, near  Active past*. She had 4,000 tons of coal  aboard. She floated later and sailed for  Victoria where an examination as to damage will be madj.- ���������  <w


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