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 EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B. C. TUESDAY,   MAY   ist,   [900.  From tjik' kollowik'; notet> seed houses:     ��������� ���������  '���������'. Tjik S'i ici-.i: iJRiGcs Seed Co., Ltd,  fl)   i\\. l;h:iRY*& Go.'  - <        t     Jay & Go., Yxtoria, B. C.  BULKSEEbS:^--'  '- ���������'. Sweet Peas (Iickford's   mixed), 10 cts.  per oz., 3 ozs. Tor 25 cts. ,   " f ���������    , ,  ���������  Nasturtiums ,(ftall),.   10 cts. .per oz.,   3  ozs. for 2 5 cts. k   ���������  Nasturtiums (dwarf),' 15 cts. per , cz., 2  . . ; ' ;V'V-' ,ozs. for 25;. cts?. ���������:\-     ' ,   -.,,   4  * - ' : Tihiothy (seal Brand).      . ���������   * ' \    -1  .-'<' Reel Clover (lynx brand).,  1   Austrian^Brome Grass. , *.  Get our prices before purchasing  AIL Seeds warranted fresh.  '&���������  * H*" KAli'-WARE, MILL AND   MT^LNG '.MACFIItfERY,-,  I >'    AND     ARMING- AND- DAIItrL^   LMPLfiJI^NTS  1 'OF   v   L KINDS. " '      "  $ Agents foi McCormick'Harvesting Machinery.  "' Write for prices and particulars:- P. 0. Drawer 5u3  $  VALE      -  Mr. and .Mrs: Hauck and their  little girl will soon'leave us. Mr.  Hauck going to;Dawsonron business  ,and Mrs. Hauck and her little girl  to visit friends an., England. Dur-f  ing their stay '.with us, Mr. and  Mrs. Hauck hive deservedly won  the esteem acd f-respfcet-t of all, and  tne News joins' in,., expressions of  regret at tueir departure and in  wishes of every rprosperity   in   the  future. ; '  Mr. R: B. Anderson and family  have left us to. live in,/ Vancouver  where Mr. Anderson' will go moie  extt-nsivelyi into .manufacturing  acetyline nas luachines.' Trie iowu  has lost a valuable ^artisan iu Air  Anderson, arid . the loss of Mrs.  'Aiiiieison will pern^ps'fbe feh even>  more, socially. 'Ourbest wishes go  with them.  p.  1'  -    LETTERS.  Editor Cumberland News���������Sir:  I see   Dr.  ,McKochhie takes'great  pleasure   in-3 nominaun^   -Ralph  Smith to represtnt^'Nanaimo in th������;t  Le^ielative - As.-ei'iib.y -' oi   J5niish  ><$&������ &&?������&���������������*. ^SS@������S^3-S������S5@^g ^-e^^'-^S^SSSS^^^ciS?1^^^^  ���������  CARFETS,      LIMOLIUM3,        CURTAhSSS,  ALLPAPER3        MATTINGS,  **.    TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of all   Kinds, in   the  Latast   Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading  Manufacture  1  ers throughout the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON  REQUEST.  I  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.  Samples  jfree-'oiv  Tfcequest  limrite to  Complete Furnishers,  VICTORIA, B. C.  '&���������3&e&3&&&m *ZP&~&r%  ^S^^SS^ise^S?^:'  ?&������>>  We will close our  Store at 7:30  p.  m.,    during     the  Months,    Saturdays  week following^ Pay  pected.  Summer  and     the  Day   ex-  Glot.her   and  Genera! Outfitter.  Full  stock of groceries always on hand.  Columbia'^,  J������r.   Suiith cejtainlyt  amuses die*.people iviien   when   he"  gew up to tu/jritiiVeiectors for the  .honor .the v had/givel^hiai in nom:  inating- him -t������> succeed _bucii ���������x 1 are  man. a a'Dr. McKec'iifie.     He rise ,  ���������a& he usuaiiy dues, pretending  evil  to'lno man   andj'Luuttvtj   all  men  'aiid'lie- oi'imiienccs 30r  ������Tuuii's ty.ia^ny ������,o nia-workman, etc.  - "   ���������.������ ���������"^ >~.^,, '.7-4'."    *  ou^ii ;iie4eaCi'er'"6i ilia paper   will-  ."'ta.ke������pa'ri'i'c.Ukti-^]o.l.ce ;aa- -lm   g^ei;  on wiiii' i.irf'-S, ceen, U*vy-cannot i.Ti-i  . Co .-ce tii������>L he u eoN-Wo ul uanes, o..e  in e.*c 1 ha. (I, a tt'i.uewa&.j 0 u&n iii  11. .e h.na-uiid d. c ai   .a'r   oru.-sn in������  t^.e    tn r, t-o tuibu no can   pallia Ule,  iNr. V". C. Co. Wi.iLc   and  ;iue U.   C. '  Co. blucK., because n  is   to   nis m-  teres- s-> to d ���������.    -JN'.^v, ������ir, how lung  docs ne expert such ustltss   laik a&  that io suit the peo^.e uf U-.C?    It  can't go for muun, chore is   no progress in it.    What we want  now is  sometuing practical and useful u^at  will bring us a guod   state u;f t;ade  and keep it with us, and I hope the  people of this district will see   that  there is nothing  in   Ralph   Smith  but self aggrandisment and   the N.  V. C.Co.'s best interest and he does  it in snch a hand-me-down fashion  that you would never think it  was  a ready made suit you were having  I have heard him speak  and   have  read a few of his   speeches   and  I  fail to see any legislation in any of  them yet.    I cannot   see  where he  takeB his text from for his   abubes  toward the U. C. Co.    of late quitei  a number of miners have  left .her.ej.  and gone to work for   the N. V. C.j  Co. and with the exception of_-.tw.c4  or three they   are   all   back  here*  again working with satitf-ction   to  themselves.      Now, sir, Mr.   Smith  may get eiected in   JSanaimo   with  such u-ele.-s talk, but he will never  influence anyone up here. 1 noticed  in   another   part    of   his     paper,  namely the Herald, where he jumps  Joe Martin for  trying to   ruin Na-  naimo by'"proposing   to   stop  the  work of   mining   coal   there   until1  their light to mine under the water  was justified.     He  says   it  would  thro rtr 1,000 men out of   work  and  5,000 women aud children   in   distress.    Now, admitting  such to   hz  the case, did ii ever   occur to  him  that he hiss tried several   times   to  bring the   same   calamity    on   the  workingnien and   property   owners  of Union.    It does not   take a far-  seeing man  to   know that   if   Mr.  Smith had got   his   ends  to  meet  I Union Mines  would have  stopped  long ago.    Now, sir, we are nearing  a time,   I' mean   the  forthcoming  election, when every  .man  should  use his power and influence   to secure the ���������best   interest   for  himself  and his fellow men  and as  one of  the woik;ng men of. Union I woul  like the men of this district to vote  for their bread   and  butter   wheieJL  they get it, and remember thatitisjK  hard to butier your bread -on  botb  sides, keeping inv'ew the .-fact that  while the Nanaim������.������.peopleareseek-"  * ing your siifrernges   tney   have  no  use foi y^-ur .services. /���������  I am, yours ecc./I/w  A Miner at Union.  ���������o-  7 Uj  ,  Buyyonr   muslins,   prints and  white goods at'Stevenson & Co's.  MR. McINN.ES' MISSION.  Trip West for Purely Private Reasons  ���������No Intention io Enter Prdvin- -  '" - i       K  '   cial Polities.  . Wiunipeg, April'23.���������Mr. W. W.<  B. Mclnnes, M.   Pi,   of   Nanaimo,  ipassed through the city  yesterday,  eri route to the Coast/' Interviewed'  at the depot, in answer  to. queries  .lie eaid:''\'N6, it is'not   true that I  ' have   returned   from ' the   federal  house to take?part- in the   pioviiiT  cial elections.   1 do: not  re.-ignmy  seat at present, nor have" It any in- (  tentiiin of entering  provincial politics.    My obj'.ct   in   going   to  the  Coast is for'b'n'rely p-.ivate reasons.;  Willi speak'oii MivMartinV plat-;  fo m,?    I have iiever tliought of-do-,'  Air., Duua-J^ihii fci.9-"- I'can rn it   elyou how long.  I will be iiw.iy."-���������Colonisu: -v  'A FUG-MARTIN MAN.  ������>  The   Inference   of "'a   Contemporary  Rtgaidmy thej'P ovincial xi.t-  titu..e ot W W.B.Meltinaa  M.1 P.  1 W. \\\ B. M.-Ini.es, M. P., was  inter vie *ed by a Province tep irter  and talked on some phases of poli-  ti<;s. The impression he gave of  his provinc al attitude was a.s follows:  "He was hverested to know thai  the Conservatives ho d a convention  to   select candidates  for the   Vancouver City Electoral  District this  evening, and was  curious as to the  probable nominees.    When Charles  Wilson and   C.   E.   Tisdall   were  mentioned as two  of the most likely names, he   remarked that   the*e  were strong men and   would   give  thenra hard fight.     From  this   it  might be inferred that   Mr.^McIn-  ���������ne3 is a   pro-Martin  man,   and   if  he runs wdl throw in  his lot with  that gentleman.   He spoke approvingly (>f the Martin   platform, and  thinks Mr. Martin is putting  up  a  strong campaign through   the   uj,-  per  country,   and   is   gaining   in  strength right along.    Before  leav-1;  ing on.the boat for his home in Nanaimo,   Mr.     Mclnnes     remarked  that he might 'be back shortly"���������  Herald.  LOCAL:ITEMS.  V������ \'  ���������4,  $*���������  CAST THY   BREAD.  It is said that when W. W. .B.  was in Ottawa, he sent a sample of  wheat to a Comox friend. It has  grown into a vote.  Many persons have been stricken  with la grippe lately in in our town.  A fire started Sunday in the  bnilding occupied by Mr. Doney.  Mr. D. Anthony promptly extinguished it. It was only the flue  afire but it filled the place vith  smoke and caused some alarm at  first.  ' Men's Straw Hats at 50 cte. each  at Stevenson &Co's  J. Fulcher came up last week ' to  a while.    He is-' again ' suffer-  from rruuiiatism. -    ,������' ���������  ere will -be a. meeting   of  L,/'  unce's commiitee in   their  coai ,  mittee rooms^at 8. p.m. Wednesday,- '  May 2nd. \ ',.'. '���������'  Sports on 24tn wall be under the.;  auspices   of    the' Fire   Company.-  Judges, starters, etc. will be picked" ,  out of the geneiabpublic.  '..FOR SALE���������Early cabbage and  torn a toe plants, .hot fie grown and  strong.      - C. E.' Williams,  . .** ���������; .. Grantham:  < Mr. A.-,M. :Stevens,   of   Ellens-  burg, Wash.', will address the,Far'-"  mers Institute*at ��������� Comox   on 'Wed-  nesday, and at Courtney on Thurs- *:.  day/ 3rd!      Subject,    "The-; Dairy '  Cow.-". *    "    ;~<    ���������       I   ;"'/'"   ,���������(r"^  ' CohstableThorripson last week r������- >'.,.  ceived a; wire to"tlie effect that the Vj  sloop,"Weary Willie" wasbuppoaei",-^  to be on hor way north with - sev>T -  eral of.a ship's c,ompj,ny, who'f had ['';' ;1  burglarized some premises in Ffair-- - ' "\  haven, Was-li. -Mr/Th6mpsont".bV ' , ���������';-  .courttisy of H.M S. Leander's coin- \f  mandiug officer, obtained ^that1,^\&  ship's launch' wdth a crew and.weni ., i.  out into the Gulf to* intercept the;  sloop if 'possiblel ���������> However it wais \}'  found thatjslije'had passedfup some ���������"^  hours belore. arid ' had *. got beyond' -X'  reach:''      -y    .^o    "C      '    .   'V1" :   Jl^  .���������>*  :, Accoi ding >' to a correspondent, l l'li ^  * two officers' of. .'H. M.\ S/ Leander'/ "'K^t  -have been staying at the Courtney "' r ^  -House tor\;a f^w ^days^^One'day^ . \\"*  ja������t week-.they started out. fishing, ", .1  and being teiupted ' by  their'good \.'  luck at starting, to go   further iip;  the  river, /they   struck   out.    Up -  theie they encountered a ver}'- swift'   -  current, and getting their boat full    "  of water were forced  to  jump   into  and climb   -up   a   convenient tree  which grew within reach on a little  i.-let.    Fishing rods, fish,"everything ������������������  else went gaily   clown   river.    The  "spectators could give no   help and  at laet accounts the fishermen were  still up the  tree and  well out of  raach.  Some time ago, two  ladies living  about 300   miles   or   so   from Mr.  Humphrey's hotel, Union Bay, took  a trip over the duck pond   to Den-  man   Island.    The   day was   fine,  Spring had come,   and   a   herd of  cows grazed peacefully in a pasture  through which the   wayfarers  had  to pass in order to Teach   the house  of a friend.    They were despeiately  hungry, and   gleefully  anticipated  the warm welcome and dinner they  were sure to get.   Alas!    How   oft  the best   laid   plans   gang   aglee.  When about the middle of the field  one of the aforesaid cows arose,' and  af.-cr ji few'preliminary bellows and  much   pawing   up   of  dusi.  came  travv'llin s, towards the two fair unesv  '���������I-I���������ti.i^k it must   be   a   gentleman, ' said one. and with that up. a  tiee thoy svent, where oi.e   of them..  began    frantically     tapping     her  chatelaine,   ui 'dcr   the impression  that she v as seated before   her    U-  loved telegr pii and wa-? wiring for  help.    *'.   *    *    About 5 p.m. the  "i-oy what drives the co'wses" came  for his heid and retcucd  thera7   O!  so hungry.  Cast your vo-'cs on June 9th fv-r  Mounce. He will not pose as an  independen . He is to honest and  fearless-a rnan to conceal his viev.s  under such a catch-vote blind as  that and no owe will be able to accuse him aiterwards of sympathy  to any objectionable leader under  such a"subterfuge.] iH/AUtftf���. ,
, [Copyx-ic^t, 1S03, by the Author.]
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'���I am.ill." she gasped. "Please ex-
rtuse me,"' and, losing1 <���> consciousness,
fcli in a heap upon the floor.
When she was - aroused from her
rAonn, she met the eyes of a kindly
Gurjnan matron, who held a. glass of
brandy to llsr lips, and spoke soothlng-
iv to her. The burning" sensation of the
liquor gliding down her throat and
warming h^r chilled' blood was all of
which she was conscious, antl then the
German woman's voice mingled' pleasantly with the smell of fres* bread
.'jid burned sugar.
'" Ach. you'vas vary sick." the mistress of the baker shop declared cheer-
full v. " but now you be all ride, ain't
it ?"
Hulda, as she was assisted to her
foot, became aware of a flaxen-haired
young girl of sixteen or seventeen, who
was eyeing her with undisguised curiosity.
" Hnf you no manners, Johanna ?"
her mother demanded,, giving her arm
ZJciii (Jolt, xoky votifihtarctiG?
a>ou��rh shake.    "Mem Got*,.why you
s-:-tare sot,"   Ifaf you r.effer seen a lady
which vas nick before ?'*
Johanna's staring did indeed make
J-Iulda uncomfortably conscious of her
rumpled and shabby appearance. She
longed with a sore longing for clean
beds and fresh linen', or- rather for the
beautiful. well-ordered domesticity
which these things typify. The feeling
of mi.s;v-presonting herself and-her social position which hail tormented" her
siuee l?aving hotrfe returned to her
now' with renewed force. She perceived
r.y a certain kindly Lolcration on the
part of thy proprietress of the shop
that-she vas indeed moved by her misfortune, but Oid not realise in the least
'that she "was not a subject for condescension. And even to the noblest tlmre
Is a r-Jng in such reversal!of wonted
"Perhaps you would .kindly give me
a < u:> of coffee and' Gome rolls?" she
said, as her. mind adjusted itself to the
situation. " i'il pay you in advance, if
you I:k-.\" slu- added, '.swallowing her
humiliation as she observed a hardening of the lines in th�� woman's face,
preparing her for a' refusal.  s *
It was' almost amusing to see how
swiftly her frown changed into a smile
(you fancied you could hear the creaking of her facial muscles) when ETulda
placed a $5 bill upon the counter. Johanna presently brought the coffee, and
dropped a very pretty courtesy as she
deposited the tray in front of her customer. Fresh bread, deliciotis butter,
and cold tongue were also served, and
HuliTa ate with a lugubrious, half-guilty
relish, and felt all her strength reviv.-
- :ng. At the end of an hour she. set out
<-r.ee more on. her wandering?, after
having received full instructions regarding the locality of the Young Wo-
i-nan's Christian Association
was afraid, so to speak, to take the
dimensions of her misery. She *a.
afraid to face the truth, ^^houS
theless. she dimly suspected. "����"SJ
she heroically persuaded herself that
she did not. And while sne lay thus
wrestling with the thoughts that wa
moured tor-admltunce. wearmess overcame her* and-she fell mto,a. piofounfl
8l3tPthe end of two or three hom-s she
was awakened by the light of a candle
which seemed to be moving to and Qo
before her closed eyes. She startedl up
in bed/and saw a strange girl standing
^Te aTe very beautiful." said the
strange giri, with singular���J*���g���Sa-
" I never,saw any one so be^vititui.
Hulda rubbed her eyes jwdjasjo
sure but that she wasi,f^^fglf
But the apparition of the strange s��'
^X-wSo-are you - ^easke^
.Norwegian,   and    th&n    ^callmg   the
situation,  she repeated  the  query
E���� am yer roommate, of course. Hat-
U?.Welh��Teu-you must excuse me/'
said Hulda. now fully aja ke ^�� or intruding upon you in this queer xasn
^"'intruding ?'�� repeated Hattie Hal-
loran aTif she did not comprehend the
loran, o.�� **��� ^"^ . ,���_j ���> whnf do ye
meaning of the  word.       Aft nat oo y
m.^hbA^nEd?o sleep in. your ���m
nav for this half of it. '
P Hattie was a tail, lank, sallow corn-
clexioncd' girl, with greyish brown eyes.
thin- lips, and hair of an indefinite ash-
or colour. Her features were crude and
insignificant. They; were not only home-
lv but drearily, uncharacteristically
bcrrelv There-was nothing by which
vou could distinguish her pale, washed-
out face from 100,000,faces,of, the same
type. Her form was badly knit, loose-
--��� jointed, lean, scant, and graceless. Her
$C chest was flat as an ironing-board, and
VV* 1 not a curve nor an undulation was to
be' detected in her whole figure. The
hard conditions, the filth, the penury of
her early environment had cramped
and stunted her, and stamped her with
an irretrievable, wishy-washy kind of
commonness. There was something pathetically barren, bloomless, prematurely withered in her meagre and shrunken womanhood, deprived by blighting
soil and climate of its natural -right to
blossom and fruitage.   '
" "Where do ye ccme from ?" she asked   still holding the candle up to her
cheek and staring inadvertently at Hulda.
' .*,' I came from Norway."
*��� Laws ! Ye don't say so."
She ptit the candle on Hulda's toilet-
stand, seated hcrsoff sans ceremonie on
the  chair before  the  bed,   clasped   her
,hands between her knees, and with a
hushed eagerness said :��� "
���' Tell me- all about it."
" About what ?"
" About yerself."
" What am' I to tell about myself ?'���
' " "Why, everything.   What beaus ye!ve
.had,   what sort  of victuals ye'reused
to,' how yer. ma treated ye,  and that
sort of thing.   Ye know, don't ye ?",
"No, I don't."
"Yc mean ye won't."
" Well, 'perhaps I do."
was to slip the first hole card away the I tt
first  chance  he got.     Unfortunately  for j,nOW
Japanese  Catarrh
To b�� continued.
The Hebrew ���'cubit', is a little less than
The boarding-house to which she was
'directed, by the lady manager was fui-���
nis-hed chiefly with .illuminated Scripture t-exis. franked with autumn leaves.
The parlour lloor was covered with a
:red and black ingrain carpet of vaguely ecclesiastical as7ject, and on the
white plastered walls there were besides the texts crudely engraved portraits of "Wesley. Luther, and some
Methodist bishops in black walnut
frames, the gaunt angularity of which
made the eyes ache. There was a
piano,',on the top of which lay a pile
of well-worn Bibl-as and hymn-books,
it looked to Hulda as if it. w-are cold,
and. in fact, the whole room struck a
chill to her heart. She had never in
her life seen anything so dismally
dreary, uncomfortable, mvhomelike. The
glaring whiteness of: th-e walls, even
though slightly relieved by Luther and
tiiic bishops, made her shiver, and the
heap of camp chairs, which she observed piled up under ��� a table in the
'hall, stimulated uncomfortable speculations'as to their use and purpose.
A tall, gaunt, spectacled, and appallingly angular woman of 4f> or 50 entered the room with a smile of professional
iMmfevolenee on her .ace, and gave Hm-
da a limp and long hand to shake. She
wory a long, faded black gown and
noiseless felt slippers.
���' We are very gla.d to see. you, my
���dear," she began, in a voice, the caressing sweetness of which cloyed the ear.
'. " We have had -many young girls here
of your nationality, and some of them,
have been very good girls, too, but not
all, I ve<'"r't ';o say, not all."
.The   end  of  the  interview  was  thai
Hulda -engaged board and lodgings t'oi
���one  week,* though .she shivered at  th</
tfhough'tp,   of   the  unknown   girl   whose
room she was thus unceremoniously in-
'. vading.
There was a barrenness, a scantiness.
-a   pathetic   meagreness   in   all
p-o in tm exits   of   the   house
pressed one with a vague sense of dis
comfort.    Hulda flung herself down on
the   chill-looking   iron   bed  which   was
id to her, and her heart was as
The  raw -March  sun-
An Xumpriitnry Interview Wlfli n"
Well Known Author.
"Dear me, but it is good to be famous
nowadays!" said an old reporter last
evening. "It is better now "than it lias
ever been since Homer wrote bis celebrated fake story about the fall of
Troy. One of the big magazines of this
month prints a poem by Kipling. It is
an old poem written in 1SD2, and tnost
of it has been used already as a 'chapter heading. The unpublished part is
only '21 lines long, yet 1 read on very
good authority that he got $1,000 cold
cash for the manuscript.
"The poem itself is not especially'interesting," continued the old reporter,
"butl feel'convinced that the true story of. how it was obtained would be intensely so. 1 imagine it happened about
"Mr. Evipllng heard a knock at the
back door early one morning and admitted a butcher's man with a basket
of steaks and chops.
" *Ob, sir, forgive mo" exclaimed the
visitor, suddenly pulling off a wig-.and
throwing .himself upon his knees.  'F.br-
i!   But I am a publisher, and'���
It Was a Gaiue In WhicJU Tlicre Was
Little or No' Cliance to Client and
Out of Wliicn the House Got a Big
Prolit^-OneEaceitins BitnU.
"You don't see a game of stud very often uowadays," remarked tie old time
sport, "but it had its day. In the earliei
times stud poker and faro were- about,
the only gambling games iu the west, and
I think stud poker was played more than
faro because' no extensive layout was
needed for stud#,as is the case with" faro.
"There have been games of stud poker
running' in Kansas City within the past
few years, but I don't know of any now.
The law got after them very hard, and
then the percentage was too big In favor
of the house. The game in its prime waa
played where there was Licensed gambling. Then one mau, an employee' of
the house, dealt all the time, played a
hand himself and ran the bank as well.
This gave -the house a chance to manipulate the cards if it could, it gave the dealer the advantage of always playing, from
a big stack of chips,' and every time a
pair showed up a chip went into the hole
in the center of the table. Four or five
fellows could sit down to, a game with ?5
apiece, and in a couple of hours all the
money originally in sight had gone into
that hole as percentage. It was a great
graft.", the. old sport remarked regretfully.   ' . ' .    -  .
"The game of stud poker." he continued,
"was played like any other game of poker, so far as the value of the-cards is con-,
corned, and the difference was all. in the
dealing. The-first card was dealt face
down on' the table, or 'buried.' This was.
called the card in the 'hole.' Every man
put up his 'ante' after looking at his hole
card if he thought it was good enough.
The next card was dealt face up, and the
man with the highest card in sight led
the betting, the others staying in or not,
as they'saw fit. The other three .cards
were-then 'dealt, all face up. the man
with the best hand in sight doing the bct-
tin"- after each card was dropped. At
the" end the whole thing depended upon
what a player might have in the 'hole.
A man with three aces in sight/ was no
better than the man -with three kings, for
the latter might have a fourth king in the
'hole.' On the other hand, the holder of
the three aces in sight might . have a"
fourth in the 'hole' and a 'cinch hand.
, "It-was a" great game to draw, a-mau
on. for if he,had a good 'hole' card or
something in sight he hated to let go. so
if the other fellow was betting pretty
strong ou(a leading hand it became quite
expensive before the fifth card was dealt*
This was a"great game for Chinamen in
the mining camps, and it was" a"queer
crowd at the'table you'd sometiines\see.
-Acowbov or'a minor or two might b��
Din Yin"" with a Chinaman, n negro and
a half breed Indian. The soldiers used
-o play if a great, deal-in-the towns; near
the garrisons. .,-������';i J  -t
"It was not a> ganlearoong ..r.en.is. n
was free for all. and any one who could
irt up for a stack of chips could get a
Land.- You'd see two or throe playing
one minute.'and then the .tabic would, be
crowded with seven 'or eight players
You see, there was no discard or d aw
so the cards would go around five times
for ten players. - ,       ,
"There were some big stakes plnyoil
m these games of stud. When the who, o
thing dencuded on the hole card. Uun^
used to get pretty exciting at times I
saw a fellow write a bill of sale for o.OOO
qheep one night when sheep were worth
P.1 a head :md make a raise with the paper The bluff went, for it was a uluu.
but he had a good hand in sight, and it
shook the other fellow's nerve.
'���'���"here wasn't much chance to cheat at
stud on the part of the players because
��]! the cards laid, on the table, unci a
man couldn't monkey with them very
him lie was playing against a wild eyed.
desperate looking chap, who held then,
for the first time that night, the best
band in. sight. , This fellow , was watching the other players like a hawk, and
something in the movement of the hands
of the gambler with the six cards attracted his attention. He watched the
other n moment, and then, suddenly rising in his chair, he drew,a big buffalo
skinning knife from his belt and withoiu
warning he pinned that mans hand to,
the table. -The knife passed through the
b-ck of the-gambler's hand, through the
cards underneath and stood quivering
in the wooden table. The victim gave a
shriek of agony which brought every on*
to his feet. In the second's silence which
followed the first outcry, the quiet, tense
voice of the man who threw the knife
was heard saying, 'You'll find six cards
iu that hand,' and he was right, little
svmpathy was',, wasted on the pambler,
and he was hustled out to find a doctor
the best be coulu by himself., He wai
barred from the tables of the camp from
that night and soon drifted out of town.
"The buffalo hunters used to come into
the little towns along the Yellowstone
river in the spring and drink and play
stud until their hard earned money was
gone.- While it lasted, times were''lively
around the stud tables. The game was
such an apparent good thing lor the
house that it led to the Grst legislation in
cthe,west against gambling.- A law waa
passed in Montana making it a misdemeanor, to play percentage stud. The
law defined the game ns being one where
one man dealt all the time and the table
had a bole in it for the percentage.' The
"-amblers got around the law by letting
the deal go round and letting the man
plaving for the tio:-P extract ,the hole
percentage. The doom of stud .poker
came when Montana and nearly every
other western state and territory-abolished, licensed.' gambling." ��� Kansas City
Star. '	
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asso often is done by washes, douches and the
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' Waltlnff For Thins*.
There never was a saying tending
more to encourage idleness than "All
ihinirs comedo him who waits." They
u-ver come. It would be as wise to go
out and sit on the prairie and wait for
���be railroads to build a line to you before
I'i.u move on. ' Things'don't "come;" you
-j.-ive ��o go .after them, and you must
r<��'"e a fast tviii* ���Atchison Globe.
cried Kipling, recoii-
.1LU.11   I.        ix*^*. %l
There was a hard' up gambler
dropped .into a big house in Butte one
night and bought chips with his last five.
He anted away nearly all of his stack
and was getting desperate'when he saw
a chance to slip .a card from a hand
near by, which-had been abandoned, but
in the excitement - of'��� the hand had not
been gathered up. He concealed his
card in his hand and on pretense of
looking at Ms hole card looked at both.
It was tho one he needed.   His intention
���    "The Sea!   The Se��!"
, We all went one day. says W. J. Stiil-
man in The Atlantic.,to Coney Island.
,-'on the southern shore of Long Island,,
since a popular batbinjr place for New
York, but- then a solitary stretch or
seashore, with a, few bathing boxes
and a temporary structure where bathers might get refreshments.
We drove out in my brother's buggy.'
and as at a turn in.the road I caught a
glimpse of the distant sea borizou 1.
rose in tlie buggy.^shouting. "The sea,
the sea!"and in an uncontrollable, ficn-
ey caught the whip from my brother's
hand and slashed the'horse in wild delirium, unconscious of what 1 was doing. Theemotion remains ineffaceable
after more than threescore years, "one
of the most vivid of my life.
And how ecstatic was the SRUsation
of the plunge into the breakers, holding
fast to,my brother's hand, and then the
race up the -beach before the next
comber, trembling lest it should catch
me, as if it were a living thing ready to
devour me. They never come back.
��� these first emotions of childhood, and
though J have loved the sea all my life
1 have never again felt the sight of it
as Then.	
Oppressive  Silence.
"There is character shown in the
way people say things."
"Yes, and in the way they don't say
things. Once I called on a girl, and
her father came in . the - room. He
didn't answer anything I said to him
for so long that I got stage fright and
left-"���Detroit Free Press.
A   DiilVr-pnee
In   Flnener-
"T)o vou believe nil mon are liars?"
-No 'but some men have more elastic
vocabularies   than   others." - Ch.cago
Sn7wSehe mer^ through the srooke
sent a/few flickering rays into a cracK
ed  and  uneven     >o��kin��-gl^s',VpVrin--
asain   reflected   them   in   a  quivermo
fv     -regular   constellation   against   the
��ilIn-.    She lay for a long waile look
rr-idb- at  this  trembling figure
and "tightly
lStV staving off. thought.
itutting   the-   door   to   renect.on-     oh
was so unutterably miserable that ^e
give me:
" 'A publisher!
ing with horror.     ���
, " 'Yes. sir; a humble publisher,' saul
the other; sobbing, 'who has adopted
this disguise in order tlt.-u ho might
plead with you for. the priceless boon
of about two sticks of copy!"
" 'Um I have nothing written except
this week's wash list,' said Kipling.
moved by the suppliant's tears.
"���Oh. sir, any old thing will do.' replied the other eagerly, "as long as it
has your name blown in the bottle,.1''
"The author reflected. .
. " 'Stay!' he said, tapping his forehead.
'It seems to me that Mrs. Kipling used
some old manuscript of mine in putting
up last year's vintage of jam.'
"As he spoke he opened the pantry
door and produced a paper capped tumbler.
"'��� 'Ah, here we have it!' be continued.
This appears to be a brief poem. It
has some jn.in on one corner, but is otherwise as good as new.'
"The publisher seized the precious
sheet, hurled a bag of gold upon tho
table and leaped through the window,
uttering shrill shrieks of joy.
"That," added the old reporter, "is
the way 1 fancy it must have occurred. Yes. yes: it is certainly good tc
be famous at this tail end of the gay
and festive nineteenth century."���New
Orleans Times-Democrat.
Ootn Paul was busy.
"What   are  you  doing?" asked  his
principal adviser. ' !
1 "I nm doing up one of our Christmas
menu cards to send lo Buller. sothat
he will know whai he missed." replied
iho ��uan with. tji��> \vhiH'"'��rs. ' |
is tho most popular, of air fo ms of modi- '
cine, and'of -pills the moJt popu.ar are Ptt��   .
melee's .Vegetable, Pills, because  they d��, -
what it is asserted they ch^ do, and are not*-
put forward on any nctiUous claims to excellence.   They are compact and portable; the* "'
are easily taken, they do not nauseute ofc
gripe, and' they give relief in tho most stub- <
born cases. v -   '"    . ,"--''
"'    , '',v Quite'Bos-ton Inn.*^.'  ^l.--._'">, -,
ne���To prove -the ;sincerity- 'Of (my, \
intentions I have brought tliis'solktvire-
adornment for your engagement ring!
gue_l must say, my friend,, that
your speech has tho true ring:���Boston
Courier. '	
���Pills which dissipate themselves in the
etomach cannot be expected to nave mucik
effect upon the intestines, and to overoome
costiveness the med.eine administered must
influence the action of these canals. Par-
melee's Vegetable Pills are so made, under
the supervision of experts, that the sun-
stances in theni intended to operate on the
intestines, are retarded m action until thoy
pass through the stomach to the bowels.
Tnlcen at Her Word.
Hans objects to eating his soup.
"Many a poor boy." says his mother,
"would be glad if he had only half of
that soup!"
"So would I," ' replied Hans.��� Flie-
gende Blatter.
Is the best*
Matthias Foley. Oil Cifey, Ont.
Joseph-Snow, Norway, Me.
Rev. K- O. Armstrong, Mnlgrave.N.S.
Chas. Whooten, Mulgrave, N. S.
Pierre La nary, s-enr., Potcemoache,
Thomas Wan-mi. Shi-ifield, N.E.
Said to-Be Locomotor Ataxia, a Nervous Disease
Which Is Also Prevalent in This Country--
PeeuMar Symptoms..
Capl. J. P. Einlay. of ihe 9th United States j
Infantry, has returned from Manila, suffering from what he says is "a terrib e malady
which is prevalent among the officers and
men.. It develops into neuritis or nerve
par ilysis, and many of its victims are crip-
nled for life."
Dr.. W lson, of - Buffalo, N.- Y., says that
this "mysterious dieease" is locomotor
ataxia, and is just as prevalent in North
America as in the Philippires. It is a degeneration of the nerve ceils of the spinal
cord,   which   affects  the   nerve-controlling
There are many examples of the terrible
results of this disease to be seen on -the
streets of Toronto and other Canadian cities.
Tho characteristic symptoms of this nerve-1
exhausting disease is inability to walk, prop-1
orly or to control the hand- and. arma. The
feet are raised high up and p.nt down heel
and sole together in a sort of flapping motion. Tho victim is in danger of falijrg
when going up or down stairs or around
corrots. He wdks with his eyes on his feet,
exper'encing shooting p=iins in the legs and
sence of pressure about, the waist.
In the later .stages locomotor ataxia, as
this disease is called, is  ncur hie.   If taken
completely rebuilds the wasted nerve cells of
the spinal cord and revitalizes the ncivts.  ;
The time to act is when nervousness first
makes itself apparent.. When you find yourself tapping with the fingers, when the
nerves of the body twitch, after retiring at
night, when you lie awaiso, too nervous to
sleep, when you have nervous headache and
nervous dyspepsia.
These symptoms of exhausted nerve force
are the beginning of a wasted prccesa which
must end in locomotor ataxia, paralysis,
nervous prostration, or epilepsy unless the
system is restored. For the benefit of all
readers of this article we cannot do better
than to recommend the persistent use of Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food, which in a few months
will completely rebuild the exhausted nervous system and cure the most eeiious dits-
eases of the nerves.
This treatment is recommended above all
others because it is' a modern, ec entitle
preparation/compounded from a favorite
prescription of Dr, A. W. Ohase. who has
tested it in thousand.'? of eases of locomotor
ataxia, paralysis and nervous prostration
vrhh which he comes in contact in his immense practice.    It is considered by medical
�� firnp itTqfcnndto vield to the. restorative   nature P3P���v."-
nflXce of C0h^fisTorvo Food, which I women, and child
^^.~  to be the greatest   restorative which
nature prpvides for pale. weak, nervous men,
'Did you everhearof fishes gettingstnibk
by lightningV Well, th.py.do'.- 'The brown
trout is peculiarly susceptible to iight-
ning. During storms and particularly ra
the .mountainous sections of Pennsylvania
large quantities of them are; killed. Other kinds.of fish with less sensitive'.organisms are not affected. Experts claim;
that the secret lies in the fact, that the
brown trout .rests on the bottoms of the
streams, whereas the other fish swim a
short distance above. The trout are not
literally struck .by lightning,'but the electricity is conducted to the bottom of the
stream if there is any iron in the rocks,
and the fish thus receive a shock. They
become paralyzed, but do not die at once.
The paralysis exists chiefly in the middle
of the body  at the spine.���Philadelphia
.-   Cttreasonable   Parents.
The glad Christmas season, so fall
of opportunities, had come and gone,
yet little Robert had not said a single
bright thing.  .      '       '     '
"Oh, Robert!" exclaimed his parents
"But I've broken all my new toj's,"
urges Robert, with tears in his eyes.
And. candidly, what reasonable father and mother could demand more
conclusive evidence than this of sustained mental powerV���Detroit Journal. I  A  jc  I  AN lltlsH EMIGRANT  V  OF FIFTY  YEARS   AGO   INDULGES IN  '   RATHETIC REMINISCENCES-  'Q  Klakii anil I):ni:*er������ That Encomiirtsserl  Hi* Countrymen Half i* Century Ajn-  Tlie J'allietit: l.eavv-r:il<iii;r and lt������  Coinr:i<Ui>i������ Keiituroi���������Tlie Irith show-  ������d Xlielr Wiirm-'HeurU'tl ner>t. on Such  un OucuhIoji.  For our Irish boys and girls to  leave '���������- their- - homes now, is a trial,  but lifty .-scars ago it was in its djie  importance   perhaps   only   second    to  * death. Inv the Irish famine times  of 184.6-47-4S.' and for half n. dozen  years' after, my country' men , and  women pwarmed across the Atlantic  by hundreds of thousands, writes  tteumas ' McManus in the Chicago  Times-Herald. -From countless bu..\s  on the west coast in every week" in  every .summer of those years hundreds of little boats of 100, 200 and  .100 tons were constantly pulling  out, laden down with human cargoes,  destined to ilounder about - for any  space   of   time    between 0 seven   '^nnd  ��������� seventeen weeks before they reached  Ajnerica, portions of their- cargoes  still alive and port-ions of them lying at the bottom of the ocean. No  wonder that ''going' to "America" was  ,  then' a great undertaking.   '  Three 'weeks/before the date of his  proposed sailing the-intending emigrant started out over the countryside to say good-by. ITe' must" call  at   every   house  within. _ a'radius   of  , many' miles from homo. ��������� 'Even if  families" to whom he,was not known  lived within that radius he must  shake the hand of every one of them  also-and get their "God send you  safe and prosper you where you're  going." Jf, when he came to.- sail,  he: had oiniltod one-child within ' a  wide'.area- he, would'leave with a-  troubled conscience, - and his friends,  ���������would'be' ashamed for his neglect.  His miorc immediate neighbors and  his'friends'from'far and near a'week  before' his sailing began baking and  hardening, oat, bread (for it took a  full week to harden to the .extent necessary),   making     their    calculations  - as they, did for a, probable four  months'' voyafc As everyone had  to .provision himself, a barrel was  provided with a hingvl lid and a  lock,   and,,in    it  were- pocked    cvery-  , thing eatable that he should need 4���������  tcr it  down  the  bay,  the fiddlers fiddling ,for all they were wbr-n,     arc1,  all   of   the   remainder  who   were  not  crying shouting  cheerily  to  their  departing friend, "who now leaned  over  the shij/s  side.   r When  the mouth  of  the-'bay   was  reached  and   the    row-  boats  could  not venture any further,  the skipper  cut  them  all  loose,    and  they     lay   upon   the  water,   cheering  and  waving  their hats  and  kerchiefs  till   the    departing*   ones  disappeared  from   their   sight.      Also,     while    the  schooner was sailing down the bay,  the    hilltops   along the shore    were  "rnwrlprl   with   thousands   who   could  not accompany in  boats,  and as  the  ship passed  each    hill     wild    cheers,  mingled  with cries,   we're raised    for  those  who  wore going,  perhaps   forever.'    ,  The sufferings of the emigrants on  those little, ill-managed and, unsea-  worthy boats, especially when the  voyage was prolonged, were terrible.  Ship fever destroyed its thousands  and tens of thousands in those years,  and 'starvation,   too,   did  its     share.  MEN  OF  MARK.  "HELD   HIGH   BEVELUY   BY- DAY   AXD   BY  NIGHT.'  On an island in the St. Lawrence  stjuic/s a big stone erected by- some  Irish  workmen, ��������� inscribed:  *  *  , In Memory  of  , Six Thousand .Emigrants  Who   Died  1-1 ere  From   Ship  FeVer  in  1848.  *  *  *  ^^���������J^*J*^J4^4^^^T.l.JjA^-V^^������^l^A^l^^^J^-.tJj  ��������� PIPER AND A FIDDLER LED THE PROCESSION'.  oat bread, potatoes, bacon, hartl-boil-  ed  eggs and butter.     The provisions  needed   were all,   or  more  than     all,  provided   as   tokens   from   his   neighbors  and   friends.      The  very  poorest  ���������and in those days the poorest were  poor  indeed���������gave from   their  scanty  store' or  borrowed  from  a more   fortunate neighbor that they might give  for they could not  bear  that one. day  the    departing    Conal    might     reflect  "every  soul  of my  neighbors minded  me,  unless Shan Mor's people."       At  my      native       place    the"  passenger  schooner    rode  in   the  centre     of     a  group"., of islands in the bay���������Donegal  Bay���������awaiting   its   consignment.      A  certain day was named for the   pas-  - scngers   to   be   aboard,   after    which,  as soon as the weather would permit  all    sail   would  be   set   for  America.  On the morning on which he must,  board   the   boat    tho    passenger,   his  father and  mother and all his household,   his   relatives,   his   friends,    his  neighbors���������every   one   of   whom   was  in   duty   bound    to   be  there���������started  for  the shore.     A piper and a fiddler  led   tho   procession,   half  a  dozen     of  his friends carried jugs of whisky and  glasses  to treat everyone whom they  met  and   to.  treat jth'e  company     as  they    went,  and some  other .  friends  brought   up   tHe, rear    carrying     between   thorn   his  little luggage.       All  who   could   not  conic   to   the.   convey  ��������� appeared -at   the   wayside   to   say     a  last word  to Conal  and   pray a    last  prayer   on him, and when, the convoy  swept past they looked after it with'  tear  dimmed  eyes.      When   the  shore  was  reached : other  convoys    had   already come and still more were coming,   and   no  matter  what   the  hurry  of the skipper might be���������though'generally kc knew no hurry���������hours-were  spent  in  merrymaking and   carousing  here  When all were. aboard "the skipper,  waiting upon wind ..or weather, or  often upon something of far loss Importance, delayed a day, a week,  three weeks, or even actually a  month, before he lifted anchor. During this period of, delay the emi-!  grant's friends ' rowed . off daily to  ������ee him and to carouse with him.  The boat's officers could not think of  interfering with this, and as there  were from 100 to 500 passengers  the'state-of things upon that ship's  deck���������fiddling, dancing, crjing and  carousing���������may be conceived. Finally, when the command was given to  weigh anchor, all the emigrant's  friends were ordered off the ship.  They got into their boats, fastened  them to the ship and were tow-jd nf-  A'nd there are many and many another six thousand whose bones are  the links in an awful chain that under the ocean binds Ireland to America. ' Yet ship fever and starvation .'and coflin 'ships did not in all  those years deter the Irish from fleeing in millions. And no dangers, no  perils could deter them, for no dangers, no, perils -were so terrible to  them as that awful famine-fever that  .struck down nearlv a million of our  race in their houses on -the hills and  in the : ditches by the, wayside at  home] 11  Although to-day Ireland and this  country have come very close together, . the leaving "homo still costs her  boys and ,girls , and their fathers and  mothers more "than "a passing pang.  I lived at the joining of three roads  .whereat -emigrants took their final  Wave of their kiii and .then' friends  and of the party who had'Convened  them so Jar on their way, and there  still rings in my ears���������I shall never  forget���������the heartrending and .heartbreaking shrieks and the wild and  despairing' wails that awoke me  from my slumbers before day and  dawn in the spring mornings, and  then the "wild blend of parting cheer  and cry. More pathetic or appealing scenes than these partings I have  never witnessed and never shall' witness. ��������� If the emigrants were girls  the cries wrenched from, their hearts  as they tore themselves away were  so agonizing, so wildly despairing,  as ahvajs to suggest to me the wail  of lost souls. And, with* all this,  consider that these boys and girls  were bidding good-by to hardsl' ips  and want and coming, "to a land  where fortune and prosperity almost  surely awaited them, and you may  infer the love of the Irish for their  home and their own and the bare  brown hills and the humble hearth.  Mr. Cecil Rhode* has a decided dislikj  to a personal use of the pen.  James A. Allen* of Palmyra, Wis., has  been for 50 consecutive years a justice  of the peace in that <"ity.  Inasmuch as Admiral Schley will retire  on account of age in February, 1301, his  prospective cruise to South Africa cannot  extend over a period of 15 mouths. ,  O. H. Ingham of Lacrosse, Wis., has  given $15,000 toward the building of a  new school of science for Iiipon college.  Rip u. Wis. ' The building will be named  in honor of Mr. Ingham.  William H. Yotmg, the veteran chief  of the Western Union telegraph office at  the capitol. was sick and missed the assembling' of the new congress. It was  the first time he had been absent on a  "first day" since 1857.  " Theodore C. Hard," chief clerk of all  the courts of Middlesex cou.ity, Mass.,  has been celebrating his^chievement of  the prophetic age of "threescore years  and ten." with every faculty unimpaired  and able, to do as bard a day's work as  when he was a lad of 10.0 '  The latest echo of the Dreyfus case is  the announcement' thai General Mercier  will he a candidate for. the senate at the  next election. ' The" ox-minister of war  formerly commanded .the infantry division garrisoned in the Sonune depart-'  niunt, for which hi"is to stand.  Professor Roentgen- of Wuizburg, the  discoverer of the X rays, has iiually accepted a. call to"Munich university thai  was extend"d to .him some months ago.  There were certain conditions laid down  by the sck-ntist'thnl have, only recently  , been agreed to by tho larger university.  Philip D. Armour-says that (Jeovge A  Sheldon, a Lake Shore station agent,  who died the other day. once did him the  great service of his life. "1 was for four  days a brakeman under'him when he was  a conductor." says Air. Armour, "and he  told tne I'was too much of a fool ever  to make a good railroader."  Professor Max Mtiller, who bas just  entered on his seventieth year, was born  in Dessau. (Jermany. and has been connected with Oxford '"university for well  nigh HO years. -The venerable professor  adds to his" numerous.foreign honors that  of member of the French institute, and  he is an honorary LI,. D. of Edinburgh.  Cambridge and Dublin,  Representative F. W. ' Cushman of  Washington state made his maiden  speech-in the house ,the other day. He  afterward expressed hkuself as very  much disappointed with- it. Lie says he  found it quite different' making a speech  in thw bouse from making one on the  stump and fears he did not make the  serious impression ho wished to. ' <  Congressman Julius Kabn of California, who had the good luck in the drawing'of seats'for-the present session of  congress-to gel the one occupied by ex-  Speaker Reed in the" Forty-seventh session, was,formerly an actor and has trod  the boards with Edwin/ Booth. .Joseph  Jeffri'Kon. Toinmaso Salvini. Mr.and Mrs.  W. J. Florence. Clara Morris and others  His Anxiety Ended.  Little Jack prays every night for all  the different members of his family.  His father had been away at one time  for a short journey, and that night  .lack was praying for him as usual.  "Bless papa and take care of him." he  was beginning as usual when suddenly he raised his head and listened.  "Never mind nbout it now. Lord."  ended the little fellow. "1 hear bins  down in the hall."  A   New   Diteuunn..  "Did 1 hear you'.'say. conductor, that  the locomotive was at the rear end of the  train V"  "Yes. ma'am; we've got a loe.-nnotive  at each end. Jt takes'an extra one to  push us up the mountain."  "Dear, dear, what shall ! do?    I'm al  ways so sick   if. I   ride  with   my  back   to  the locomotive!" ���������Cleveland   Plain   Deal  er.  Pass No Rude Remarks.  ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  Dnleached aslios are the_best fertilizer  for all stone fruits.  Peach trees suffer the most from stand-  lug in the thick grass and cherry and  pear the least of any of the'fruit trees.  The objection to trying to grow grapes  in the orchaid among the fruit trees is  that the grapes need all the siwshiue possible.  The compact form of growth of the currant adapts it to close garden quarters,  while its ability to thrive in a partial  shade is greatly in its favor.     .  (Jenerally a warm. dry. light soil is  best for the grape, but it will succeed in  almost any kind of fertile soil well adapted to garden crops if not too damp  Most fruit trees thrive best on rolling  land., Fruits are less liable to injury by  frosts on rolling land than on level land,  even though the latter be high and dry.  Black spot on roses is a fungus growing on the leaves, which causes them to  drop prematurely. A good preventive is  to keep the plants in a warm, dry atmosphere.  .  HOUSEHOLD HINTS.  Flatirons once made redhot never retain the heat as well afterward and will  always be rougher.  After sweeping a room allow a full  hour for du*t to settle. Dust with a  damp cloth, followed by a dry rubbing.  Apply h little lard to dirty hands before washing them with,soap and water.  It   loosens  the  dirt   and   keeps  the  skin  KOft.     .  Vinegar makes spots on the table linen.  Teach children to catch the drop left on  the lip of the cruet after using on the  stopper and thus prevent stains, or set  the cr.uet in a saucer.  WOMEN'S WAYS.  "You see, Mr. Snip, 1 was brought up  as a house broker." y  "Great Scott, old man, why didn't  they bring you up as a nose broker?  You'd have made a fortune." ��������� Ally  Sloper.  Every woman uses a man's face'for a  mirror.���������New York World.  Every time a man says something'complimentary, to his loving wife it removes  one more wrinkle from her brow.  The average girl starts out at 18 to  make a name for herself, but decides at  20 that some man's will do.���������Atchison  (Jlobe.  The postoffice department now rules  that female clerks in that department  must resign when they get married.  Even then they will continue to boss the  males.���������Baltimore American.  PERT  PERSONALS.  As a bone of contention in congress Mr.  Roberts will represent three ribs.���������Philadelphia Times.  ri he best lirfe in Poet Laureate Austin's  latest war poem i3 the one which he  quotes. This was a real inspiration.���������  Boston Herald,   i,  A movement has been started in Pittsburg to abolish Santa Clans. The idea  probably'is to substitute Andrew Carnegie.���������Chicago Tribune.  jec sKtll oi a Moa������c.  One day a naturalist lay motionles>  on a fallen log in the forest and silent  Iy watched an animal at play in the  grass near by. This was a large,  brown backed ^' mouse, a meadow  mouse, tnat had come out from bis  home under the log and when tired of  play bad sat up to make his toilet.  Using ,bis forepaws as hands, the  mouse" combed the white fur on his  breast and licked himself smooth and  sleek. Satisfied at length with his appearance he began to search for food.  lie did not have far to go..for a few  stalks of wheat grew among the thick  weeds, near at hand.' The'mouse was  so large that he could probably have  bent the stalk down and brought the  grain within reach. If not, be could  certainly have climbed the stalk. > He  did not try eithor'of these plans, how--  ever, for these-wore not his ways.  Sitting up very straight, he bit through  the stalk,as high up as he could reach.  The weeds , were so thick that- the1  straw could not fall its full'length, and  the freshly cut end sell led down upon  the ground, with the straw still erect  and the grain out of reach. The mouse  again bit the straw iu two. and again  the upper portion settled - down. <Iu  this-way be bit off live lengths of  straw before he could bring tbegfain  within reach of his paws'. These fore-  paws were very skillful little hands,  and be deftly husked a grain and ate  it. sitting erect and holding ,it to bis  mouth as naturally as a boy would  hold an apple���������Our Animal Friends.  ������  POSSIBLE   LIBERAL LEADER.  Sf  L������oi>:irli   H������Miry Courtney   May    Soon  ls<������-  comn Forma J' )feu<l  in   ICn^l.-uid.  ."Leonard TJcnry Courtney, toward  whom many members of the Liberal  party in England are looking as the  man who niay soon become their formal leader, is one of the most disinterested and highest .minded statesmen of KnglamL In fact, those very  qualities of independence which make  it seemingly.' impossible for-him to  submit to party discipline are about  the only ones which stand in his  way. . At 1he ��������� present time, with  Campbell-Banncrtnan disliked and '.���������< Inmost entirely devoid of-personal following, with MovJcy';-too much <*J it  book man and Hoscl-ery, .departing  from liberal ideas, Courtney seems  the man of most promise- ��������� i:. bis  party.     Mr.' Courtney   has   long  loan  ������    fc  DnnRi-p of BcinK'Too Obliging-.  The other evening, while attending a  lecture, Howard .Tomkins observed, sitting three seats in front, a man whom  ���������he recognized as an' intimate, acquaintance.- Toinkins requested the person  who occupied the seat,next to him to  lean forward and poke the other individual with his stick. The polite stranger aj once obligingly did so.'   -  When   the. disturbed   person   turned  his head a little to liud out the cause of  the poke.-Toinkins discovered bis mistake- that  he  was not  the person  he,  had taken him for.  Fixing Jiis attention steadfastly on  the leeturer and affecting coihplete unconsciousness of the whole affair. Tom-  kins' left the obliging man with the  stick to settle with the other' for'dis-  turbanee.- There was.-as may be readily imagined, a ludicrous and embarrassing scene., during the whole of  which Toinkins evidenced the pro-  fouudest possible interest in the lecture. '? r  At last the man with the stick asked  in aggrieved and indignant tones:  "Didn't you tell me. sir.,to poke that  man with my stick7"  " ���������  "1   certainly  did."   replied  the  una-  "bashed Toinkins.       '    <  "I wanted to see if you would poke  him or not," was the audacious answer.���������Pearson's Weekly.  QuoptlnnN and Answer*.  A school inspector well known for  his weight was trying to extract the  word "flesh" from a class. His efforts  had failed, hut. taking hold of his fat  cheek between his thumb and forefinger, be [Milled it out and asked:  "What's this?"  The unhesitating answer came  promptly. "Pork, sir."  The same inspector was once giving  an object lesson on an umbrella. To illustrate bis subject he took bis own  silk umbrella, which happened to have  a small hq������> in it.  "What is this, boys?"  "An umbrella, sir."  "And what is this?"  "The stick, sir."  ."And these?" 4  "The rHis. siK."  "With what is it covered?"  Silence.  "Surely you k^now. What kind of an  umbrella would you call it?"  "An old 'un, sir."���������Cood Words.  When   Horses*  Go   to   Sleep.  It is not generally known that at  least four out of every ten horses do  not lie down to sleep ���������...The horse that  sleeps in a standing position rests one  leg at a tit'mvdepending on the other  three to sustain the weight of his body.  The habit is a very dangerous one. Only a short time since a fine horse in the  stables of a big manufacturing concern  went to sleep while standing in his  stall and fell heavily to the tloor. breaking one of bis legs. A great many  horses aro permanently injured as a result of accidents of this nature, and  there is no way of curing them of the  habit.  .Ilnrvoloris.  I/EONAKD trKXRY COITRTXEY.     'r ,    ".  imbued with'some of  the most     ad-;'  vanced and progressive of modern  :������������������������'--,  litical lideas. -   He has stood,  for- .instance,   as  the advocate of   wonvi ;���������������  suffrage,  and was. responsible for the <  luuccdmont   to  the  local  govcrnnie H7  bill by which women are made eligible  for   election _ as ,aldermen.      Two  years ago  he urged, that Egypt      be  evacuated,  and    he    was, one of the  most outspoken critics of the    Jameson raid.    His character and his ora-_  tory have won him the .title' of    the  Cato of the House, arid ,in  1S95 ' he  would��������� probably     have   been',  chosen t  Speaker had not -the strength of    ,the '  Opposition  made his -presence,on,.the'  floor advisable.   ...Tivhis youth he "led";  his-class at .Cambridge, and since; has .,  had many - honors," -including' l!or three,  years ; (187^2-73")     a    professorship' of _  political cconpmy  at   University* College, J_.ondon.    For'a number of years  he was editorial writer for oV-Flie London Times.     Sinc'c.'.'lSTG  he  has  been  in   Parliament.     Since  IS95   he     has  represented   Cornwall.       He   is        68  'VpflV<5    Old.  '. ��������� .  Grntefnl,  "������',.'.  '��������� t ;-r>!J  .   -   ' -���������. I  &���������   :*.l  . i ' -  u  hi  \  -.0-  *l  &  ,'it.r  - J  *t  *    '  1-  .-���������'���������"  "  ,-.^|  t*  -r  V ��������� 'i'  ?  V  -    ,V\  "'-  Mr. Binks (who is being carried to  the police station)���������It's awfully good of  you! I hope I'm not taking you out of  your way.���������Judy.  Tho Candy of Oli'd's Nest.  The following is a sample of Knglish  as she is spoke or wrote at Wulut, H>0  miles up I be Yanglse:  SOUTH CHINA  WAIt tlUNO  BIRDS KKST k CO.  " thic candv ok ntnn.s NKST.  The Candy is prepared of Dird's-nesi. which  was famous in all ilio <-ouniiip8. Wp made ir ixeii  with onnitips to takoihe dirty away, and then-  put it into Ptij;ar, iIipi-p is a (j'eal <>f swiwtness,  fruKrancp. and - wtiitcnvgH, - every old and young1  man are ou������lit to eai.-for.it. ean make strong.  There art* two kinds of Itoxi-s. one of them the-  price is two idollars and the other is four dollars.  South China WahUano f.iiius.Nest & Co.  No.  147, Nanking Road.  ���������London (Jlobe. *  THE  NURSERY.  First Bird���������Poor little Johnnie: lie's  getting more absent minded every day.  Second Bird-Why?  First Bird���������He went right by and  never threw a rock at us.���������New York  A child will be naturally polite and  thoughtful if the mother is also careful.  A thin flannel bandage around a baby's,  abdomen will often prevent cholera in-/  fantum.  Weakly children may be greatly  strengthened by a dairy salt bath, and, if  possible, sea salt should be obtained for  this purpose.  Never use pure mnstard poultices for  children; Their skins are too delicate.  One spoonful of mustard to two of linseed meal is a good mixture.  MOODY'S SAYINGS.  Some Christians are like an old well-  dried up in summer, frozen up in winter.  A ship in the water is all right, but  the water in a ship is ail wrong. A  Christian in the world is all right, but the  world in a Christian is a different thing. THE   CUMB&HXAIST)   NEWS  Issued Every   Tuesday.  Vi. B. ANDE11S0N, ,    -  EDIT01  The columns of X������ik JTkws- are open to ,.  who wish to exprnrfs' therein views on  ipu  eraof public   interest. '��������� *   -.  While we do not hold- curselvea respon )  ble for the uttetancos of coi respondents-, v i  reserve- the r'ght of \ declining to in.ser  ootnmunicaUeus unnecessarily personally.  TUESDAY,    MAY'   ''1st,      1900.  Our standard hearer, I.e.; !e  Mounce. Ti'u iisople's ca. didai .  Tne ]oc;il man���������of wholly local i -  terc-> e.  "9T.  London,      April ������  20.���������Despatch      froi-  ���������,',"���������. , '  '  15 (lenifonteiu sajs  shots svore t-xo- ai'^fv at  Deatzdrop where the Botrs are  e������ num traf  ing afcor   their   Withdrawl r'n.iu    Weeyi e .  There is   no'-hing   e!t-e 'o   ite'icah; ������������at '   c-  investment of W������epncr has been  abandoned  by tne   Boer-^.    B >er   reports   frmn Aiiv al  North avert chat from S.0U0 to 10,#00 Bt.irt  were at    Wei-pner.    Thj' exact   a-nouut   ^f  t q'.ipment have arrived and all diviaiont* uie  hot supplied.     Both bidjs arc pr^par-ii-jj I. i  the coming  struggle;    Lord Roberts is u w  ready.  ra .xed.     A majority of ui.emy are etippost-  . have le t.for iluv purpose of   iiitercep''ii:j  ���������r������������ iviief column leaving one gun and abm.-  ,000 men on west to prevent oar co;ipura-  ion.     Our casualties ate about 15C.  .Maseru, Bastuolahd, 21.���������Boers jarouue-  Wuener have been reiufoiced and are new  s ronger than ever. The firing of cuumn  * jd'rilie's was Inard to-day iu direction oi  O'ti Witzdoorp was looked upon as meaning  :hat relief was approaching. Heavy ' fighting is hourly expected. Two iurge Boei  'trees left tho vicinity this morning oik  ���������^oing in the direction of De Witzdoorp and  -.he other towards Rouxville.  Bo.-ho'", March 21. ��������� Yi-i.<onlay Methuc: s  f ireo at S\vt,tzkoorp fotiicin was   orduiud *  ret leu to   B.).-lio.'.      I's   eoiivtry exiouu.d  vor b' in les and wi'. li the o.ioorc    took ttp ft  o-,ioioi'j < n hill just m  the   nick of   time cs  o ce ">' 2 OtlO lioLrs suddenly opened l*ea\j  Tee liiitish helil them in cluck   nn-  :tl tl,e column reached    a   pi-int    of   sdh.13  v.hj.i ictiied. "'Britieh had   ae*er������il   cd.-uo! -  Iks.    Tne Boers fought  dett-rniiueuly   an  list have suffurea considerable t.a" the}' MU  variced   v.itlim     300  v 7cls   lrn.n    vvhcui  Lord Muthn������n'.s-hat'ia-iued a proc'ana-  ti m forbidding civ Hans to carry arms ao<  ordering rebels to' su:reuder all inodfi-i'-  arms bv M ly.G'.h...--  London, April 19.���������Tlie Natal M-rctirj  is responsible for the renew d foirs o incern-  - ing tho mines. Latest acc-untti-frotii ne\v!.\  arrived refuses saying pri/pjraiic-r.n^for d -  stt action of all Johannesburg aiial'is hav������.  been carried out under the S'.-.-i" E'jtfiiu-ei  who is alleged to have urtde a nquLition  for all copper wire in tonu for the pmpos-  of making connections. *.  L'indon, April   2}.--Fig  ting ii repnr'-er.  at Kwree   Siding,, six m:)ei   imnh ,���������������' Glen  This is   first news of   the    pre^re*.    o������"   tin  B-ifcish a Iva-ico on  Pretoria     Titer.! aro -il-  t,o many otheR. indicitio.ns th ic    lu>') ths i  either starting or has al read .-st-i.-'ed for tin-  northern goal.    The  B������ers s.uith of Blotm-  fontein are recalling large vomiuatidos which  were seen   on April   19c'h    moving   north  their progress   was  slow owing   t > terrible  condition of the  country.    By way  of Pretoria comes report'that fever is 'deoitnatiiu-  the Marking   garrison   and the   Mayor of  Mafeking says Roberts asked Baden Powell  to hold out until May 20th.  Cape Town, April 20. ���������At incetiiigTTth"*-  Vaa^.crad of Orange Free State at Kroo: -  stadt to-day President stroagly aunouucod  Roberts' proclamation as treachery and declared that as Great BriuiVs object was  their des*rucHon th'cu'last hope was to appeal to the civilized powers to intervene.  A Pretoria JespntciSBaya the latest official new.t was that' a ftjbfc was proceed*!ug  within a home's march of Dewitzdorp with  no results.  Boer Camp, Thaba Nchuof 23.���������Fighting  continues day and 'night as Jatuierburg  Drift. The-British--trenches arc ������o full of  rain that the then.have been' obliged every  bow and thou to clamber to the banks.  London, April 23.t-Ceu������ral Rundel is ov.  dently advancing sl.oniy towards Wopei-.-  ���������r, every stream'is-closely contested by the  ���������nemy. .  Aliwal TSTorfch,   21.���������Capt.   Little of   tho  Brabant's horse, Lieut.   Holeubeck fell into  hands of   enemy while they   were trying to  reach    Wepcner..,; Everything    was   taken  from the   prisoners who   were sent   to Pretoria.    Three natives, who escaped from the  BoerLi-iger   near   Wepcner say  that there  were -4 gnns disabled and the Boers lost 100  killed.    It is   also  learned   that   the Boers  made an attack   but wero   discovered while  creeping along a deep ditch by Cape Mount  ed RiflVs with maxims  who fired at them at  distance of 200 yards   with result   that the  Boers   lost   five   waggouloads,    killed   and  wouudid.    A simultaneous   attack   was re  pulsed by the British who   used their bayo  nets.    The   Boers still   surround    VVepener  but there has been little firing lately.  Jarmesberg, April 19.���������The investment of  he British position east and south  has been  a heavy' fusiiade was opened on thetn.  Biuemfoutttii), April   i>l.���������Ruudle's  fore-  c   11';  in    ci,nf.-!ct   wuh    enemy   yt-sier������ia>,  They occupied strong position covering  the  the town.    The   VTuov.iaijry    and   Muuuic  I  I'rttitry s-eized another position    which ti ���������  .i >led Rundle to drive unem} i-ff and occupy  iigh ground vslnch enemy had l>. an -Hildiii;  t,iit[>dle (idvanced tills iiioi'.'jii.g and  'is   no-  a,-am ungiig.-d with the ui.uiny.     Our  lush'.-  iight.    Tne Bittioh now have the Boers aui-  ro-.inded a-:d a d.-cisi-.-t; birt!*-   i^ h.-iirtv e>-  uocted in vie nicy of Wepencr.  Bloenifontein,    April     23.���������Col.   Ander-  ���������mi's unrpa of   tifft   and    sioond   < auadiari  t.d Si.rafhooiia's    hor.e   w i.-   engaged    t< ���������  ���������wutly.     Ander.-on had undeiiakcn   todiiv  ��������� .e������.y *r<:m their line.of   defence   .south    o  *������Lenvotka.    Canadians sustained   a heavj  tiro '   Boors shtl'ed   British   who   made   a  matching luovement around L-ietiw'^oop   t,  1 ft ������f B--������r pobitt'ou  when \V������ peutr batUry  lirod iiud    reinoved    tin:    gun.     L-eiWknoj  >*.a������ f>iund ������i\-auu:tl< d.      T������,e    b-<-rs   teiiro--  hnrrtdoiily th:<t ��������� they   U-ft   a   qii..nti:y   %  ammunition and rtlles l>������ h:u.|   ihum     Is    t  stated On   Uowiiz In.ld-H   water-* orki   with  i stj-oug loroi-.    ���������  en.  Fh null   SctH/   a   \>u0\  vi o������valr>    'o   ,-c.ut.ii   and    it:at   <-ii.itd wi.i  ho*.c< '>'ti������ B ��������� rs du no '   hoJii    hfcro. g    nt>e:  tions duywht-re clo^e to Lcn -.'k'oop.  Warrentoi', Ai>ril 23.��������� ttheliui^ ������i.u(-  newed to-day. The enemy apuaars to b>  in fctivinger force down t.he.rtvir and ou>  patsrnt*, ������re froq n-ntly sui,.o I. Ci>idi<ien  tiully believed important developn.etiis aie  not far <<ff.  Lond*������, April   2o.���������Lady   VVilson   in   u  dcRo-it.rth from Aiafoking   dated   April   S:h  SJiyc: Ojrbseadis   now    made   entirely   o'  oats and 's   full   of   husks. -    This  e''U*n-  tnuch illness      There ' are   many    cases   of  nervous prostration  and   malarial   typhou1  among garrison.    Nfws nf check to   relieving column caused terrible   disappointment.  List Fridtsy 33 native* rushed   forth   to recover some cattle   which    had   been   looted  by Bots.    They   were   betrayed    by   xu<-  friecdly natives   to   the   Boers   who   surrounded them while asleep, killing   all  but  one, g^v<Sim; no   quarter        One escaped   to  tell the tail.    The'bombardment   continues.  Maieru, Bastouland, April   25 ���������The   n-  Jiviy sevandy attacked Col..Dalgety's north-  orn position to day   bringing   4   gun's  into  action under whose fire they made    a determined advance.      The   British  returned   a  heavy fire before which the Boers   recoiled,  afterwards extending across the Hats, maintaining a continuous iong   range fusiiade for  some hours.  The nafciwas report another British force  has been detached from Bloemfonteiu if so  the po*itI������n of the Boers around Wepener  is precuneus.  London, April 25.���������Lord Roberts has now  spread a trap with 40,000 or more men and  150 guns covering the whole western semicircle around Wepener while Gen. Hamil  ton has occupied the water works without  opposition.  London, April 20.���������Lord Roberts has  telegraphed the following to the War Office: Bloemfontein, April 25.���������DeivitzdoorD  was occupied by us this morning without-  opposition. Polecat' division has reached  Rhodekop without casualties. It* advance  was covered by the cavalry and horse artillery which drove back the enemy with  heavy   loss   their dead   Wing  left   on  the  ground.  London, April  20 ��������� It   is    officially   ai -  unuueed t-hai Wegener has   b eu   relieve- .  vVar Office has issurd foil: wing  from   R. 1-  erts:    E-iemy   retiaed    from   Wepener   hit  !ij.h.t and are moving northeast along Lad;. ���������  brard road. f. Their Mimber was o.OOO.  Tl e  :elief w������n ���������.caomulished by Gen. Brabant.  Everyttiiug now depends   upon   j.r. ^.ro. b  of Gen French's cavalry  brigade?   to  hea>  off the retiring Boers.  Warrentoh,    April   26.���������Monday    nigh  Col. Paget with   several   guns   routed   th'  Boers near here. ���������  At day break the  Britn-.1  opened   a   heavy    bombardment.      E:iem,\  ���������vtp t-kpn compleMy by  surpris-e   but rc-  p ifd wirli live guns   and   u   nlle   fire   wac  o.ii-nod ut stune time.    The fiyht   tontinmd  a   few   hours  when Boers   evacuated theii  p .-.uionB with meat loss.    Tiieie was uoi'u  bin^le tnenalty on onr side.  Geniy   French and Handle   joined   han������.-  ivi h t-rich ocin-r at I)i-w itudi-oi p this' n.ori -  ing.    Gei'. Rni'dles-is pursuing   the Boer-.  French eniet-d Dewi'zdroop   io-day wit)  c  .'aby.       Jinporteil    six , thousand    Boe f-  >assfd   through    tho   iowi'i    lasit   night {\c  ivoid French nitbcking tl e tear.  Despatches from Aluval North  Lsay.   that  r.'ie Boei-fs. lefcVVt-peuer   so   hurriedly   th^  m ny of their dt-ad were left in the trench s  u tbuiied     ContuiaruiincOronjieisrep.nl d  ��������� ��������� ha\e been killed.  L ludou, April 20.���������Roberts   wirea as fol-  ItA'n: li i Huifnutem, April 20.���������Good .'news  :ro n Aadeti Pit������ ell up to April" JS-.h.     A 1  , c  ��������� :ie wounded doing well.     Gei.arals   Sclio-  .iau, Ruodie and   Fiei.oh   arc   uow in   ho  j'.usuiL oi thi- fleeing K- ers';  HIQES..AI  DEER SKIMS  Q J_J  I  CD       Tj~ r^  McMillan fur & wool co.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  . 200-212 First Aye. North, Minneapolis, Minn.  t^Write for Our Circular and See the Prices We Pay."^f  i&  ra������:  ������ry<  Presh Lager Beep  STEAM    Beer,   AEe,   and.   Porter,  THE  BEST   IN THE PROVINCE  A repaid oi $5.00 will Le \n\id lor information  leading  to' conviction' ,cf  persons v\itliolding or deytr yiiii any   kegs   belt nging  to- this, company.  'H'ENKY HElFfc:L,    Manager.  ���������'������������������ li  THE   STORY  OF KHAKI.  Viiloria, Apnl _���������.���������- jl.������.c .\Jartiri   conveu  tii.u lioldflu ic-'-i't 1,1'ubt was t>.   q net , IiLlh  liatr      The io'lo ' 'llt{ men   ������������������������ r.:   oitost n ti  un in  Viu'nvii:   lion. J.m   ii.ir.iu,  Hon. .J  Y'a t", J. G. Bro.vu and 1-Jt-c %������vith.  Naniiiinit, apnl 25.���������W W li. Mi lime.  M.F., Wc������s un-i.iuu i-i.i ������; ^m������ ,. g of vote^.-  tn Sinii.il Naucinio laa������. nik:;.-..  Ex'teii-.i->ii. Ann! "Jo.���������Tin- nt.i era  ik.  is eettlfd'and   the men re!ur������������d. .to work i  all tlie ii.ineij toda. .  Extension    Mine.-.,   ^pul   24���������A - a ma������  >i fetm ; i������t inii'eis \\uUi to il.ijf and  ,it-t-ndt-<  'y o50 ipeu they ilfinVfil    t'> ho'd   <>u!;    fn-  ���������A'u'-lttiytoii urii-t's.       Ciiiiniiii'.fe   a;jpoiutti-  Sunday rvji- rti d   n-Milt ut    <:��������� u'ii'ci.v.b   tvitl  iiunrtuers     T- t'V    M*-ie     w-.iImj.:   to   alln  -lime. t.i!:na''ir catti as pal I in   \'\\-ll n-.;i<>n <���������  Niiti'iiiiin Inifc wniili! not ao(.-i*iit,    oilnr   con  .litmus.     Sauc; uoinnii ttce v. as r.-taiiied ������itl  ������ull power ti. ;tut ami   \m!1  meet.    iVIr.  Dtitu-'-  tnuir aiu! Mr   Li tie   tn-day.    At   auothei  mt'oliii^ held   to-ni^!:t   mi.i'iis   decided   tc.  ornauize iinil tlcot iieci-s--ury   ollioors.    Tl v  meeting w.-.s  I'nanimou.s   ami    fcvi.-r\ thing i.-  vi_-ry harmouoiiH.    '1 hi;  committee  will a k  tor the abioiahini nt of thu   entitract sysLetn.  Tho story o" khaki is one of the industrial romances oi'-the ,,century. The  .ise of un olive dye'in connection with  tlie clothing oi our troops'in India'dates  back i'or many years. Tin; tint was de-  vite-Ld, in mo lirst insttuice, by native  dyers, who used for the yury-se yignieiito  which they,were umtbjc-to tix, and also  unable   to ��������� yiensue,   in   a   uniform .State,  .i. trsiveLu-r  lor. a  l\lai\cheriter  iirm  was  one  d;iy    tailing  a   nvilw.-ty     journey in  .NOi'Lhe:n India, siiid lonud hlmso.'i'.in th.-  -.-������ inyany of an'Auglo-indisin military oi'-  li^er.    Tlie convesation drifted to cotton  dr.i:, anil the regimental oiiic-emnado the  remark   that  the   liist   iltui eh ester   man'  (who succeeded in yro'dueirig'isin tihi-'oluto-  1/  fast  khaki  dye   would   make,  hi.;' fortune.     The remark inside" a  deep imyres-  oion   upon   the   traveller, '\vhst,   upon   re-  vurniiiK  home sut ,'to  work ,to- study the  reason .why   lite   (n'.ve   sind '.b;'o\vn"(1.\es  hitherto   used  always- .washed' on!. a:te:  .1 few a'ypliesitior.s 6"f soda.    lie'pu!  h'ni--  i-elt" into, ennumnicn'tiou ' with- a   skilliul'  dyer,%and, the, two experbs^set tlientsoives  to  the  task'of  discovering a'nicthod.'.of,  iixin^   lluse   dyes.' upon - cot Ion ' ysimsuor .  f's'.brii.s.' -Msuiy e.viiei-imcnts 'were  inside,  sind   sit   lomuh  an -eJcVetive ,d-ye- was  oh--*"  tained; 'but",' unhappily, ir y.elded at ciice  to  the.?.oap   su;d   soda   ttnt.'    Tsi^tead  of  giving -up  in   despair,  the  two  invenrors .'  pui-isued   t:-.o;.r   rt Fes:;\!:cs.   and   one   day  tlie dyv: yroduced a piece-of fabric wlvch  upon   being   tes-led   w.i������;   found   io "jelain  its L-oior under the severe application of  a  caiiotio  all-.siii.     lie   wsis  retjiiesLfd   lo  try sigain. and again he failed.'  Then ihe  two co-icnguert put tlte:r heads  cogotlior,  and Avent over the conditions again very  carefully,   sind   they   at   length   observed  that,    wh.-thor   accidentally   or   not.   the  cloth in Avhic-h ihe dye was fast had been  dipped in a dish made of a certain metal,  whereas sill the unsuccessful experiments  had  been  made  with'1 a   dish   of  another  metal.     The invention vrns assured from  that day,  :md  fortune was'the result.���������  London Daily A'ews.  M.W, W������lTT."&;j3"q,.  ,    .    .   ���������������    ~  'SOLc, AGENTS FOR.  'I-Trtntzmax. Nokdhetmivr,  ' Stxiinvvay, Bki.l: ~ I>o.mj!s-;'  -    c ���������   ion.    N'gioiwjtit'. I'iaKos.',  ;      l!EsTI-:v,   'liEbi.    wVKD     Do-"'  ', '    " WlkJON'l J|'i<JANS.5-'''",,- '  -","-'  L >i:-i'l '���������iA^enl.f Ouitil.'e'-!ai:d.  POLITICAL KJBWS.  Victoria, April 2i. ���������Speaking at Ravel  stoke a few evenings ag", Martin admitted  that he had endeavored to form a1 coalition  with Conservatives bur, they refubtal and he  waa then forced to fall back ou Liberals.  . Capt. Olive JPrn'liipe Wooley will proh-  ably be an anti-Martin candidate in North  Victoria. .".'-���������  Vancouver,    April    2G���������Chaa.     Wilson-  Mayor Gai diner, Aid. W. H.    Wood   wen  nominated last night at.Liberal   convention  and party   line   convention   for Vancouver  cirw.  Victoria, April 26. ��������� Martin makes com-  piete change in liat of returning officers.  Some of the*e are as follows: Cowichan,  Alex.'Herd; Natiaimo, W. N. Shaw; North  Nanaimo, J. L. McKiy, South N������naiino,  J. E. Norcroet-; Comox, John Baird; Alber-  nia, A. L. Smith.  Nanaimo, April 20.���������W. W. B. Mclonei  M.P., refcuJned from Ottawa to-day. Heia  not ready to talk politic* yet.   : o   Notice.  GOOD ACCOMODATION for  Travel lers at Benjamin Chump's,  Little Qualicuru.  Espifflait "ft Eauaimo. By.  S'ramship Ct v .��������� t N-maimo will Mail as  t'Ih.'Wi cali-i i; a' hmj poitsas freight and  passftifa-t rs limy < ii'< r.  'Leave V.cori.i for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  '       Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  -OS  Freig-ht  tickets   and. Stateroom Applv on board,  GEO. L   COURTNEY,  Trdifice Manag-ai*  Society      Cards  Hiram. Loog-e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,L.C  Courtenay B.C.  ;-   Lodge meets on every Saturday -on or  .before the full of the! moon ���������  Visiting Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary ^  STJNDAYtSEE,VICES  *m^  SO  YEARS������  RISNSE.  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skkvices in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Wii.lemar  rector.  Riding on locomotives and   railway cars   of   the   Union    Colliery  Company by any   person    or   persons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal for allowing same  By order  Francis D. Little  Manager.  ST GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.- S������tf.vices at 11 a.m. and  7P >���������"��������� Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meetb at the close of evening-  service.    Rev. W.  C.  Dodds, pastor.  ��������� ���������- METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets   at the close   of  evening- service.   Sunday School  at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor  St. John's Catholic Church.���������Rev.  Fr. Verbeke, Pastor. Mass ou Sundays  at 11 o'clock a. m. Sunday School iu  the afternoon.  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I  am piepared to accept risks a  current rates. I am also agent  for the Standerd Life Insurance  Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company of England. ; Please call and investigate before insuring in any other  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS. ^  ftHO*** ���������I ������u��������� BUT-  ���������wumjj iwn'iTii*  11 ii'-iiiw TrrriniT-TriirrrrrfT''n*"r^7t-nnrT������TT*ri-T- np-ii���������f-n -rrr-?n r t~r - ���������  viwf���������rifff���������irrT-1   nrr������ii^������  m*->������ ���������nr,i������- ��������� -;.-j wwyr������jf.t-ia.  INC  pi^������5������||^^^ ������@^^p3p 3ffi^iP^  -7-^)   Lost strength can he'reg'Uned only by add\n<r new nervetccMo the system.  i   For 30 3'f'ars \ have s udied and trea ed disorders of   men, ywung   and old,  W  j  which result from'youthful errors  or  Luur execs-sea, and 'know that drugs ������  cannot cuie such, beoauce they Siiurmiat*' or   temp irariiy   benefit, vhiie.the- ju>  'nroper.y applied galvanic cure of   Kkclri i y supi 1 es   C7"acJly the life and |||  erve foi\e which has been draine 1 a ..ay.    You   <annot   c ire thr-ye   disor-   wi  Jers in a day or a we>k  but you can iu 3 months by using the       '        ,        fe  - Dr. Sanden Electric Belt   (  btr i  at ht..tement.    It may save yo'i from beii'g unfairly d������ alt with.  '   Write or < all -p day.  IDIR,. C S^l2STIDDE1sI -474 Main Street',   Winnipeg, Man.  ottice Hours:   9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  f  IX   ANULO-SAXONDOM.  "A. Plea s for x Mutual   Confidence���������Causes  of UnfriendlysFeeiiiiR l)i������aw>>-snhi������.>  (l*y Sir Charles W. Dllke.)  ,'" I'am asked by my American friends in  Loudon; '."What did .your country expect  to fit out of'ours hi return for jour eon-  tc*>ioiis iii the matter of the Nicaragua  Canal?". "Without agreeing-to rionie of  the eriule.k aii^eaiions whii-h have, been  nutue iicwM- ll-e Ailatilic. they a!s.) <-:iil  my attention to rhe-<.<iuosrioii wli.i-h ha.^  het-n :thK'.'(t iliere ill s>onie qua. tors as. to  (!', whetlur \vc have-any real do--ire- for the  fii.-ud.-liin oi .Ihe [Jiihtti Sm. n-*: what  th" tun unl.ons e:v.:!������' do lojifthi'i" .that  thev etiuJd not do ��������� i.-i-.iir.tuiy. and whether 'ir-en ������- no; da .j../ <':'our using the  ^oveimneut w ti.e l1:i"te.'" Slates as a  c..L>i>awV ��������� I tint als',' Uld iluvl one of the  jta.'l es n the i'i!on-<u end- o make u e  of "any und.Ir>laiui:ii>i or s.ujpused under-  slauli������.i."l-etuei^the Power* m- an Kmi-;  iij~'J-fi'.'  Pifsit]enf������nl campaign:    ���������  i'MhiT ���������lii-'jiiloi.; ; which   have.Jieen   put  l*i lite are.such a.vjh s =    7\Yh.vsuoihl >\e  give, a   llu/ughi. viiy. wa.\.���������or   an. thei;  to^  ImiKlaudV     And  1 have a No had an in  di^unuL siati'tmut   uiade  to me  ih.it ihe  V ~L ;.r.J-(i  liiiuuioiii   in:i.\   iiyrha]>.-.��������� need nh������-  '    l.'i.ued    "iMiiiu.   l.m'   ih;U    Lie      1'nited _  States has iiu need ol  the  I.'iii1e<l'Kins'  cJoin. ' 3  t\ ith rejraid to asking for any c^-ieci-  con-idbrati-.n 1 -r   Ik- Neurit:,    rr nj;  in- m, i.nn. .n.vself in a pocti. .ir    o-i  oi  a o.-   iwo   yeais   in     Mieeession��������� thai   l-  ho-h   at   lit.    1- sjiiiiiiii:  oi   ihe . x-.-^.oti  1W1.S :ind-ai  ill1 hefrhiii-iift of the ������ es-io.  of 1S0&���������1  called  attention  ro  th-'  t lay  tou-Bulwer     t:ea(.\,    and    .shi.wed    t1 a  twenty years a^o, when  it wtis last discussed, we v������e.L' iii ;he.absurd pos tici ������n  niaktuy  ni.an������e������ientts   with     i ranee  fu  thwarting,' the uji'i in al. action oi the United  States ni  a niarler  iu  wh elr we had  States,  aud ���������ni  which it  was  Lroui every  point of view   tar belter thai   w������-  ^huuld  come to, direct agieeinent with the Unit-  [/    ed States Joi  the application lo \h\< trade  canal  of   p 'nctpless     on     which   all   the  traders ot   .he world would  be likely to  be agreed.  The government have now acted as I  urged'that ihey should act, and I eoafei s  that it seen ..���������. to rnc tlutt we need no consideration iu return lor gutting out.oi an  indei'eiisible'position wh'wh \va.- no. in ae-  coidauce with any exi.-ting facts. The-e  is no consideration paid, and I cannot  blame our government for not having  asked for any.  With regard, however, to the larger  quotations that are raided and to which  1 have alluded, 1 admit that it appears to  me thai some of your American citizens  are a little old fashioned. They take, not  .unnaturally perhaps, a somewhat Georgian view oi the relations of our countries.  Mistakes in our policy made in the bust  century, or in 1S12 or in 1814, are  brought against u������ now, and the extra-  , ordinary change in the view of the United States which is now taken in England is not met by tin equally complete  change .on the other side of the Atlantic.  May I,'with-all.apologies, suggest that,  while'we are looked upon as a conservative 'people, there' seem to be in the United States some survivals of the pigtail  generaiion to be round even iu. communities wh'cL */riik ti. mselves advanced,  mobile, modern-?  'Cue c-Iiange in British opinion with ve-  gtrd t������> rbe. Uibt'd States, the frank acceptance of a friendship which goes be-  )   yond mere words, and -which  is now so  geih r that the nations cannot,do.singly^  I am vver.at once, above all'things maintain the principle of that open door which .  is ail that the foreign trade of either of  tics   requires   for   its   expansion..   As  au  example, I may point to the fact that an  immense' ��������� distance     tiom-    the     United  Stale*, .namely, on  the Somali coast, in.  Northeast Africa, there, is a British pro- (  tectumte where'the largest items, of trade "  are-already entirely in the hands of,1he>'<  ' United  States; and to the converse ua������.e  of   Mndgascar,   where   the   French   conquest  has  much   reduced  a  large previously existing'American trade.  r    lu China  we have already been working  together,, and  everything  is possible  ' to  us  there  it   we  work  together  in the  Jutnre. Great eontmon trade interests are  growing   up   with   which   no   one,   when  thev  tire  iraiiklv   recognised  a*  comn.mi  iule est-, av 11 be" b Id eiiou. h to int r:e e  If ii were only foi  l hii'ia- :tiid the l'aei  tlit- wuulu l.i';eii.iu^h to ju t fy a new n*  par.lire.    But it  niiir>t lie ivme-'.bored a!  >n that our "AiiJtr.-ilaf.ian  Eugiisu sih-.-i;  ing Lommuiiiiicr-  must play th������ .'r jwru i:  ihi^Souih l'-acilu* and iu the China ;.������eai������;  tind'hy friend.-hip whh the mother eoun-  try   a" frietid.Nlup   between .America' .- im  AiHiial.-n-'a  will also he promoted which  will   he' 'inhnitely   better,   both   for   ihe  L'u.tuu States and lt>r Austraitis.a'. in'ihe  i'nf-me     than    the '.miw able-  jealousi.*  .\ h uli.h ve too of.en pr varl'd in ihe Kn-  ir.:������h ������iitakiug wo.-iu in .the past..    .'  **    '     .'-'<���������(>limit s -i'l torn) no difficulty in the way of a better undcu-tanu-  *-.    '. ..i   . ..ri.   ii-eiing  iu  v. Inch  I  have  . inn ������1   is   nlua.\!s    oi   course. ' an   enor-  :ii.;:.   dilhiuliy   n  the wa.\; hut in favor  .f   the   mos-t   liberal   conce������-Um<   or   tlie  ��������� .���������.\ neges of  bclt'-goverumeut  in   Ireland  wul be more Mkelj   ro prevail if they put  their h. iidf  together than' if  the  American contingent among them only  repute  the tidvauces which Biitish friendship of-  vlilGHESs.'   tfKAUE   ���������  Spectacles-8: Eyeglasses  IN <JOLD  a'N.'> JSL'KEL    KRVMBS    .  ��������� To Stilt"' II Simula.  STCDDART.   ,  "    ' 'Wa.tehm,.k r & 0- tician.  T^xs-'*/^  v-y-v  ��������������� /- ''zsa/xS/^  JASA   CAKTHEWS  Liyerv  WAS   ELIZABETH   AVARICIOUS ?  The great Queen nearly wrecked  England by her parsimony, and is theie-  fore condemned by historian after his-  to.ian for her "avarice." She probably  hud no avarice iu her composition. She  may have, probably had', inherited a  trace of the rigid spirit of her grandfather, Henry VII., that able attorney  on a tin one, but she did not hoaul  money   for     herself,   but  for  the  s.ate.   i   n,.. t):f)s ....  ���������    '    'I'FAMSi'KIt     AND 'PltAYMTCN  . - Single .and' Doi;j"!Li-: r:f<i*$ ' :  ;- -KOR'.HutE. '. Aj;r;n)Kpicks ;  :    ��������� Promptly- -Attended   to.    ' ".  I'.RSHAW, Wanfg-'.r.':     ,fc       '\  . .1       , - '     "��������� ',     "><< -    '*      '   ���������  ���������  Thisd St'.i Cum'Q-sriand. B O.  ���������   ; ' j _j_^ i_i  Vv'e l-a ve^jupt n ceived jx' nev; ^i_i e ��������� -  j)]y nf Uall I'ro^raimnt- Cjurd-, .V-w  biyie  Bu ine-r-  Ct-cU  a   J   :i   U w  Ni o .Nleinoinl   Card-,    A;-o  soiin.  extra iu-ary B uo Enviiojies.    CaJj  and ti. e.  Tiie Nkws Job He1 ar'inc n.  fiUil-iiiiiait & i!.n;;iniQ \]-  TIME TABI.K   bFKl.CrJVIC  KOV. 19'in, lbiW.  Cumberland  'HcLeI  \������iXB3C3X=-*-~  <   COR. I)U-NS '��������� > UIPv AVENUE'  AND',   SECOlvD   ^STREET..  '     CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs J. H. Piket,* Proprietress.  W'lien in Cmribcrlai d I'o.stlr'-  n.' d  stay   at  th-    Cimbe lain  Hotel/  First-Class   Aceomoda-"  , la/Ji iKjji't, ^.^^^ ciiu u...v.t j^riiiai.-  '   nut boai-iie'-f-'.^   \  Sample Rcoids-and   P.iblia ha'!'  siUii'in Conn������ction   with" Hotel.  II ics h'-m "ri.'OO'io $2.00; per  dav  '//-/v-.^Z-y  '/~s  /��������� '  l<. O.lfli'   I Oil.,   ikilab.-,   tv./iC>   Wi- i(i'frll>,  \! i/r i> i.i-,     ! i<��������� li-i,     ii" -  cr.ii)    l.a'vi, <x as  n'l si->r.fd ���������jai<--.iii  -i-iji'. tnr  --   .iit> jjl .untie'.  j-rl'VP-i. dl (I l)l(i-l i- rnit'ei-" Muck .11 '.\ Mter'i  ��������� cU.uU-l l-tl -uid 'i..tK ��������� \oii! select iu.14 i i  -t un,    f  r   0.1 ..tlnjiic     Addics-. a    uurdtsiy  ^I I'V-ult^-   all  .     _,..     I.IK.II   U  f lvr. j nsxruY 's  Nirscy ani Grt3en'hou--8.  VVib'.inin ti r ltd , wi 1 No. 0oi->oxv  No. .3Qdi.  (ata( UV4UiMiu6kk.ri<lll������M  VICTORIA TO "WELLINGTON'.  No. 2uaily. No 4auinrd.ij  a.m.     . P it  \A  warm on. this ������ide of the Atlantic that it  v   is not'un likely lo lea 1 from time to time  to   very   tangible   and  very  positive  results,  has  no ecubt a  philosophic ba������e.  The revival in recent years, after an international  or    cosmopolitan    period, of  pride in our race and tongue and position  iu the world has been naturally accom.^  panied by an acceptance of the position  >J  of pride in the achievements, present and  to come, of the great English speaking  people on the other side of the Atlantic.  Difficulties in the past which have been  caused  by  Irish  feeling,  and ditticu.ins  which have been    caused by    Canadian  feelin,  are both of them  somewhat lost  to sight here at the present moment, and,  although  no  one here  ignores   any  just  claims of Canada, yet there is a feeling  that we ought to be able to live and let  live   as     regards  even   these     Canadian  questions, and by mutual good feeling to  solve  any  difficulties that  they  present.  The complete change of front here, however, seems not yet thoroughly recognized in the United States among the mass-  l   es of the people.   Tlie suspicions in which  [;(   they were trained in the past still  (hid  ^   more echo_ there than similar suspicions  [    or  jealousies   do  now   on   this   side the  water,  and it will take time,  no doubt,  (    before these  suspicions are overcome.  ^Vhen I am asked what we can do to-  be ie\onue m Lor Line was small in  proportion to the demands on it; she  was convinced that it was her first duty  to keep the treasury solvent, and, like  any oilier sparing housewife, her notion  ot the method was to resist every demand, to cut down every supply, and lo  seeii unpaid help from any individual  whom she could suppose to be bouud to  render it. So she levied every penny to  which she was entitled; she cut down  indents even for powder, as a housewife  cuts down demands for gravy beef; and  she reo uired of her nobles and her  courtiers expenditure from their own  purses, w-hich it had previously been  their duty to make, but which it was  their duty no longer. She acted, in  fact, as treasury ollicials sometimes act  now, from an inapplicable sense of  duty; and not once or twice, but several times, she nearly paralyzed her  administration.  Frederick the Great did precisely the  same thing from the same motive, and  both King and Queen in time of peace  saved their people from great suffering  and misfortunes.    They were successful  and were therefore forgiven, as treasury  ofDcials  are now,  apd  will  be  always,  until the unlucky day when the Armada  approaches  and    there   is   not  powder  enough to supply the resisting fleet.   It  is vain to say the officials are perverse,  or mean, or avaricious;   they are simply  doing  their    proper  work  without  the  imagination, to see that, new conditions  having  arisen,   they  should  do it in  a  different way.���������The Spectator.  FOR SALE   CHEAP���������And   on  easy Terms, a house and six   acres  of land at Comox     Apply at   thi  office.  9.28  l(i:l4  10:4rf    Victoria    < ii, Id j- ire i in..  f ha" ��������� iK'-,n l..iko  .  ...   buiiiaijs ...  Im  p.m.  4:.").>  G:i.j  3' M.  ���������'    12:2t         Nairn'"mo     7: II  Ar. J2.'!(!     Wellington        > v  7 55  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. So. 3S/iiur{lu}  A.M. A.M.  Dc. 8:05 Well<rc-fnn - ���������   7)f   J:2=i  C J 'U & T K 7>7 A Y'  DirbcUu-y.  JOURTEW.i-yfilOTTSE, , A.   E.    Me  Cailum, Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    LSIGHTOM",  smith, and Ca.rricg-o Maker.  Blacif   Well'Pff on - ..  S:J|)       N.nu'in.o   "   S:n      t.I)ui>cans..  " 10 37 ...       Sh ivMiigan Lake...  " 11 -J.i           PnJuSircum   ...  Ar. 11:50    .       . . Vioton.i   1:3''  P.;5  v.. 1(5  Av. S00 i^  RctUicod latcs io and from all poitits mi  Paundijs and Sundays Rood Lo return JMon  day.  For  races   and   all   information    nop y  at  Company's'iffi'cs.--���������  A. DU.VSMUIR, Gko. L. COURTXKV.  Pkksidicnt. Triillic Jilai.atcci-  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOO'OO q  c  ^^M  WE WANT YOUR  Job .Prijjtiitgi  w  J". 12;, M^LBOl:  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK  DONE  A BARGAIN.  . Anyone wishing to secure a  house and lot of land very cheap  will do well to call at this office.  The owner intends to leave and  will eell at a big sacrifice.  C  O  o  o  o  c  o  o  o  c  c  ���������c  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  D. KILPATR1CK,  Cumberland o  ooooooooooooooooooo  c  a.  i  1$  0!  LEADING   BARBER  and  Keeps a  Large   Stock  of Fire   Arms,' Amunl-  tion    and    Sporting  Goods   of   all descrip-/'  lions. '  U.VIBERLAND, 13.   C.  c  NOTICE.  !' 1it  To'  "v"t|  NOTICE IS   'HEREBY    GIVEN *  that an application will be mate  to .the Legislative    Assembly' of-'  - the Province 'of British   Colum-    ,  hia, at its   next   session, 'for  an   -  Act to   incorporate  a   Company  v������ith powr to   construct,''equip,  operate and im-int-iin- a; railway    '  of standard or ?ny Ipth'-r^giiage,".,  to be operated rby" steam/ eh-c- / s  tricity or any other motive power, ,  from a point on, Johns*on"Straiv "'-  Vancouver Island, a" short, 'dia-*'  trtnee west   if  Chatham r'Point.  thence in ii southerly  direction.'  -, by the most  fe>;siMe route, ^to  a,  p >int on-or ve,������r Upper Campbell- ]'  Loke on the snid   Lland, and "-a, \,  further- line  of ' railway, from  a >  P'int ^>n   ������������i d Johnston Strait, ������' -;  short distance east of Bear' Rnrer,' -.  then������'e in   a "s-iutheHy- direction  bv the most feasille   rout^, to  ���������������������   ���������' -  '  point on or near rhe   North ..end .���������  ofBejir Lake, and with   power to'v������/.  .construct,     equip,' operate arid V  maintain net e������sarjbranch line������;v ^ "\,-":"'  . and to-burd and   operate  tr;<ni-, " '     ''  wa^'s   iu ��������� connect'on   therewi'h,>  ad    with-   power  to'construct  ope'at* and mainta n- all ,nec������8-,  s-a'-y ro ds,  bridges, ways, ferries'  ai d oft er works    and   to' buiid"'  own and r������ ai..t.iin wharves   and  (I ckf- in   c nnection . therewith:  and vv ith poA*ertt>build, construct,  arouire. own, f-quipand maintain  s!ii])y, ateamprs, bargps andothtr  boats and vessels and to  op^nte^  the same on an}r navigable waters  within the   Province;   and  with  power to   bui'd,   equip,   operate  and maintain teleg'aph a������.'d telephone lines 'in   connection  with  tlia said railways and   branches^  aid  "ith'pow-r   to   ouild  and  operate all kinds of plfiut for the  purpose of supplying light, h*������at,"  electricity and any kind of   motive power; and   with   power  to  acquire the water rights, and '.to  construct     dams     and     flumes  for   imi roving    and  ' V  e m  "���������'���������" I  ^  V,  s:l  increasing  M FOE SATGHI  FROM HEAVY   WINTER LAYER?.  Beack Langshai.s,    $2   per sittii g  Black   Minorcas,   $2   per   sitting  Barred Plymouth   Rocks,   $1   pei  sitting. .  .     .   '  E. PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  70R SALE:   Old   papers.    Apply at News Office.  any     water    rights    or     waier  privileges acquired; and to build,  own and maintain saw mills, and  wood pulp mills; and with power  to expropriate lands  for the pur-  p ees of  the   Company;  and   to  acquire lands, bonuses, privileges  or other aids from   any Government, -Municipal Corporation   or  ���������o'her persons or bodies;   and  to  levy and collect tolls from a 11,parties using, and on all freights passing over any such railways, tramways, fe-vies,. wharves and vessels  owned or operated  by the   Com-  pnv; and with power   to   make  traffic   or    other    arrangements  with railway, steamboat or other  Com.pan-'es,   and   for    all  other  >   usual   necessary    or   incidental  powers, rights'or privileges.  Dated ibis 14th day of March, A.D.  1900.  Davis, Marshall & Macneill,  Solictors for the Applicants.  The News War Bulletin gives all  the latpst ne^s of the Transvaal.  Subscribe jor the Bulletin ar.d  keep posted on the war. Price per  month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy. A CAGE J?OR CANADA.  TKETINNS TO-LEAVE NATIVE LAND  TO SETTLE IN THE DOMINION.  A Xatioti'to Kmicrate in Search of Civil  ii'nd Ueli^ious LiJiwrty ��������� The Czar's  P������li������y Haa Driven Tlitm Away Krom  IfuihorluiKl ��������� sumc Characteristics of  Our Luiui.i^ sictil������Tj..  i Practically a wholes race of people  are preparing, it is :>uid, to come to  the Dominion oi Canada to live, Unit  they may enjoy the sweats ol liuorty  for wjiich tney have be.;n contesting'  for more than a thousand yeais.  ConimLsiunus but iccently icturncd  to their native land af������.e.r examining  into tne climate and otner conditions-  of various loca.iti^s on tlie Nor'U  American continent . and le.ioited  favorably on the project, favoring a  settlement of this nation of emigrants in portions of Canada, principally through Manitoba. Fha exodus from the home land is expired  to begin next summer, and the nut*  which is preparing to come to this  country, is the Finnish. With ahem  will come many of the Swedish element, for all fear the encroachments  the,  the'  ing  ing  bureaucracy of  who    persecuted  various piiblica-  rigid censorship  in  1S50 the lat-  draotic that all  J -  FJNL.'^D.  Russia is constantly making on their  " old-ume civil priwiej5.es and lioertiLs  .   ,and rc.ijjous rights.  ,   The Swedes,   with  whom the Finns  ,had   always   hald   commercial    intercourse,  conquered  the .country .in  ti.e  ���������   period    irom     1 lT>7     to     JUSii,     ai.d  .from  that  time  the Finns have    Leon  included     in   the 'list   of  the civi.i/.od  ,    countries ��������� of western     Europe.        'ihe  .class  were more closely  united  under  'the forms  of goverrune.it,   but    while  ' conquered   they   maintained   their   individual     freedom  and   their   institu-  '    tions.     The  tjcandina\idns,   howe\er,  ���������took irank  abo\e  the Finns ,in   in.el-  ,ligence,   and   when     it    was    decreed  that  .the   language    of    the ���������   former  ���������should be learned by the subject nco-  -j:>Ie, .and .their  own  language  permitted,, to die,  there  was   wide dis^atis-  ' faction .and   trouble:  But through it all  the Finns maintained  .their    legislative    re. rose ta-  tion,'-.their  richt  to  fix' the -taxation  upon'    ,themseivo3. ',    The      powerful  Swedish  aristocracy   was   wholly   uti-  .able to wrest from  them" .these liberties.      The   languages   was   pivrorvcd  by  the preachers,  who  translated .the  Bible   into   it,   and   who   also   ^ained  the right to hold reii.-.ious services in  that  .tongue.      But   situated   as      the  country  is,   between   the   tu o   powerful nations,  the fawedes and the Russians,   who   were  constantly  at    war  with  each  other.     Finland  was    constantly     overrun     by      the     warr.inp-  hosts,  rej.eitediy   devastated  and the  people    greatly  reduced   -in    num. e s  from   slaughter,   conUscation   of   property and famine.     The most remarkable   era  of  war's  ravaercs   was   that  of   the  great   northern   war,      \vhi:.h  , ranged   from 170J and   1 723. .the population  beine: lessened .one-third and  the devastated  land  was  di.ided    between the two great powers.  In 17<13 another division of tlie  country occurred, by whi.-h the natives were still more weakened in  munbrra and in national wealth.  The Finns having a sir on -or lii.jng  for the Swedes than for the It-ssians,  now more generally adopted the lan-  guare and customs of the Scandinavians, reaji ing that their grctii.e t  hope for independence was in maintaining their union with Sweden, but  in 1S0S Russian armies overran t^c  Finns and their country was en'Urelv  added to the possessions of the czar/  after a most stubborn conte't. in  which the Finns had made a heroic  fight against 'the invaders. -:���������  Alexander I., of Russia, recognized  the strong feelings of affection his  new subjects had for their institutions, and he determined to recognize their constitution and their legislation, which he did the following  year in a speech to the'delegates in  the Landtag at a Bpecial meeting. He  also added to the jurisdiction of this  Government the territory that had  formerly been wrested from it, iwd  the decree issued by the Czar a few  days later recognized the Finns' fundamental law, their religion, and  designated the new order of thirgs  as a union of the two countries,with  himself as the ruling power of the  Finnish Grand "Duchy. He promised  "to maintain all these benefits and  laws firm and unshaken in their full  force." Two days later the Czar  received the homage of the estates in  a cathedral and the promises. were  again made and the constitution declared  inviolable.  Although the policy of the new  ruler was liberal, the Finns believed  that tho day would come when they  would be deprived of their nationality and liberties. In the universities  a national feeling was taught, and  the words of a student, Arvidson.  "Swedes we are no more, Russians  wo cannot become, therefore let us  be Finns," became the motto of the  country. The feeling was greatly increased by the great poem, "Kale-  vala." The song, handed down from  mouth to mouth from heathen times,  and old traditions, now carefully  preserved  in  written   form,  accelerat  ed the growth of the patriotic spirit,  and  Pool   Johan  Ludyig Kuueberg, by  his  stirring  lines,  added   intensity  to  emotions  of  the  people.        While  sentimental   writers   were   foster-  the  growth   of  the  national  feel-  Snellman ,was  feeding their  judgment with    unanswerable    arguments  in  the magazines and  scientific     publications.     He argued     most  forcibly  that  the' preservation   of  the Finnish  tongue   was   the  greatest     safeguard,  and  that  the  higher  educated     must  cease  to  use  the Swedish,  and     that  Ihe latter must give  way  to the for-  lf.er  in   the  courts,     legislation     and  olaces   of  learning.     Although   evorv-  wiic uiiiimetu  n.e ideas  tnu.s set rort.  with eagerness,  and opposition    was  met  with  from   the  Russian     officials,  Snellman, suppressed  tions   and   exercised  over all others,  and  ter policy became so  publications   in   Finnish   were prohibited, excepting the religious and some  economic  essays.     Dumas'   story     of  William Tell and     the     war of"independence  in   Switi:ei-]and_j\va.s  responsible for  this  strangling   of  the newborn  journalism  and  literature.     The  eastern  war of  JS53-fi  induced     Russia t.o treat the Finns more liberally,  as  their  friendship  was  essential  "to  the great power at that time, and the  press    regained  its    former ��������� freedom.  The  Parliament,   which   had   not  met  tor   some   time,   was   reopened,   Snellman elected to  the Senate, and he secured the passage of an  ordinance declaring in  favor  of the Finnish     tongue, ��������� thus reopening  the  lingual war;'  tho  patriots  demanding      that       the  language of the schools be that of the  native population,   while  Russia's  in-  Tcrest lay in dividing the people , between  the  Swedish  and   Russian,     to  prevent unity among  them.     One result,of this policy has been  to create  much hatred  ' between     the    Swedish'  and native elements,   which  has  gone  to the extent of discharging laborers  of  affiliations   opposite'to   those     of  the  employer,   the  practicing  of  boycotts on merchants, and social ostracism.   ,  Political     parties  are  drawn  on these lines, but the wealthy Swedish   element,   or   aristocracy,   are  yet  in   power,   although   in   the   minority  numerically,   owing  to     the     elective  system which permits  the wealthy to  cast many  votes.     But  both  factions  have  always     united  to   oppose  Russian amalgamation, and joined in determined     and     indignant  apposition  when  Alexander III." tried  to effect a  is commencing to rot, and the carving is rude and barbaric. Originally  no iron was used in the construction, but patches have been put on  from time to time, and rotted wooden pegs have been replaced with  modern nails. The rudder was carved , with great care from ��������� a single  piece of -wood and is curiously shaped. The anchor is of hard wood, in  the shape of a fishhook, the end of  the. hook, being tipped'with a .sharp  piece of iron: The outriggers and  mast are of bamboo and the rigging  o; reeds and wooden fiber: The- canoe is known in the islands as a ban-'  quer: .    ,  A   Natiiril   Miinuri".  A natural manure is'one that has  been derived from some natural  source and has not been given any  specific treatment for manufacture.  Farmyard manures, wastes from factories and the like are examples.   ���������  change  in  consulting  the constitution without  the people, an'd thereby  iiussianizc ,the country. Nicholas II.,  the present Czar, upon reaching the  throne, dissolved , the commissi dri"  delegated to accomplish this.aim, 'declaring that he intended to observe  the laws and privileges of Finland.  Nicholas  II..  however,  reverted     ^o  the   old   policy, of     thoroughly     Russian iz.ing  these   people,   and   recently,  in   violation  of  the  constitution.     he  appointed a    Russian,     Von  Phehwe.  Secretary  of  State,   who  has  jusl  issued   a   proclamation   to   the  Finnish  Senate  demanding     that  it and     the  country at once cease political agitation,  and  that the Senate make.it  a  criminal offence  to utter  any opinion  contrary  to  Russian   policy.   A.month  ago  five  of  the     best     Finnish     and  Swedish   newspapers   were   forced    to  cease    publication ������������������ and    three    more  were  warned   that     a     similar     fate  awaited  them if  they  again  mentioned political matters.    Three ministers  have been  imprisoned  for praying for  the   welfare   of   their   , country,     and.  upon  their release were banished    for  .two   years,   being  escorted   into   Russia.    One of the rc-aJbns assigned for  the  Russianizing  of Finland   is     that  the Czar fears a possible combination  of Protestant Germany, Sweden    and  Finland,   which   might   overthrow his  Greek Church   Government.  UNIQUE  NAVAL PRIZE-  Filipino    \V:ir    C:.m>o    C::j)> urml  A iniM-ica"m in   ISu'tru-.  by    llm  Japs ti.ol;   Miwli   Alils*'.  -The Japanese are curiously alike  physically. " Recent. measurements  taken of an infantry regiment showed no variation except two inches in  heioht or  20 pounds  in  weight.  MATRON AND MAID.  ��������� - r  Mrs. George A. Pillsbury of Minneapolis made'a-Christmas present of $o,0U0  to the Calvary Baptist church of that  'city.        ��������� ' ;  Mrs. John Jacob Astor is considered  the most beautiful woman in New York  society. She also possesses wealth, name'  and station. - '        . _ ,,',  ' Mrs. le Breton, Mrs. Langtry's mother,  lives iu Jersey and is still one of the Lest  looking women in the, island in, spite oi  her advanced age. .     ,  Florence   Nightingale   now   spends  all  h.or time in bed or on a couch, but has al  the papers read to her in order to get. th������i  news from the Transvaal.  Miss Muriel Wilson, the noted English  beauty, has a genius for clothes. Hei  gowns are marvels, and each cue bears  tho stamp of her own individuality.  Miss (Jlenrose Bell of Chicago makes a  neat little income designing patterns for  table linen. She is engaged by a big factory in Chicago simply for her designing.  Lady Rachel Byng keep's a regular shop  on Lower Bclgrave street. London. She  sells embroideries, millinery goods and art  goods. She is most successful as a-shopkeeper.  Miss" Harris, private secretary of John  D.' Rockefeller, is described ��������� as being sagacious, ,quick witted and "able to keep a  secret." She takes good care that persons do not get to her chief unless he  wants to.see them.  Mrs.. Susan Eleanor Andrews 'of. Nevada ��������� City, Nov., is said to be a great-,  granddaughter of the poet Burns. She  is the daughter of'Elizabeth-Burns, tho  daughter of Robert Burns, one. of the  two sons of the poet.  . Whether it is another development of  the new woman movement or not. Mrs.  Samuel Lord of New York has succeeded  in having herself elected a member of tho  Essex 'County Country club, whicn had  always been supposed to be for men only.  Mrs. Van Rensselaer Cruger, widow of  the millionaire manager of Trinity's millions, did not wait for her fortune to rake  wings. She is a hardworking literary  woman. As "Julian Gordon" Mrs. Cruger earns a very large yearly income by  her pen.  Miss Anna Klumpke of San Francisco,  who received the major part of the fortune of the late Rosa Bonhcur, has announced that she will create an animal  prize of $300 in honor of her benefactress. Her plan as outlined is to have the  prize awarded annually by a Salon jury  and to have the award made for the best  painting by man or woman, r:vucu or  foreign.  The Drunken Lieutenant.  The Terrible took a prominent part  In the bombardment of Odessa. Our  second lieutenant. Mr. S��������� was"' not a  temperate man. Before the bombardment began he sought for courage in a  square faced bottle, and when the  drum beat to quarters he was in his  cabin in a drunken sleep, from which  be could not be awakened. As 1 was  midshipman of his quarters. 1 had to  fight his guns.' In the evening, when  he came to himself, he was put under  arrest, and we midshipmen speculated  "whether he would be shot or hung at  tho yardarm. Either would have been  a thrilling episode, but 1 am uot sure  that his fate was not,even more tragic.  As soon .as."the anchor .was dropped  Iu the Golden Llorn. off Stamhoul. the  captain ordered. "Man" the second gig."  We all wondered. Then be said. "Tell  Mr. S. I want him."  Poor S. came up at once, greatly astonished at the summons.  . "The second gig is manned, Mr. S.,"  said  the  skipper  sternly  and  turned  away.  S. took the hint, stepped at once into  the boat and was landed at the nearest  shore. From that day no soul ever  beard what-became of-him. Whether  he committed suicide, whether he got  other eiiiploymeut-(not a difficult matter iu those busy times), whether, under another uame. be woo for himself-  the respect of bis fellow men has never been known. ��������� Contemporary, Review. .    . -  John  Bnll  and the  Lion.  Wbat could be more absurd than the  conventional types of the un tions ���������  those types which we see and* accept  almost every day? England is pecuk  iarly unfortunate. To express our national characteristics we have a choice  of two figures, either,a burly farmer or  a lion. The British liou gets some little support from heraldry, aud the national vanity is' Mattered by. the analogy of our powers to those of the. king  of beasts. But otherwise bow little ap-  propriateness there is ir. representing  us by an animal which most English-'  men have only seen in the degrading  captivity of a menagerie, which has  never within historical times inhabited  their islands and about which they  know almost nothing.  Considering also the chronically depressed state of British agriculture, it  seems an .ironical thing that the British nation should be typified by a farmer. If he-.were a manufacturer or-a  merchant or a seaman, there would be  some appropriateness.' but the stout  eighteenth - century John , 'Bull with  whom we are so familiar, from allusion  and picture is a being quite.-unknown  to us in the flesh. He is just a good example of the time honored, inaccurate,  conventional type. All vigor and sug-  gestiveness have long departed'from  the figure. But we are too indolent to  replace bim.���������London Globe.  PULPIT EPIGRAMS BY MOODY  One of the most unique naval  prizes captured in modern . times was  recently brought across the Pacific on  the transport Sheridan. It was one  of Aguinaldo's primitive warships,. a  war canoe which, was used in the engagement of ���������'Lingayen Bay just after  "the battle  of Dagupan.- "  The canoe was used by the Filipinos in their operations along the  coast of .'Luzon. It was fired' upon  by an American gunboat in Lingaycn  Bay, but was not damaged, and tho  natives who were in ii. at the time  beached the craft and took to the  woods. It was seized by General  Wbeaton ard used in' landing troops  une'er  the fire of  tho. gunboats.  It is believed that tlie canoe was  built nearly a century ago, because  tho  wood,  the hardest in  the islands,  If God put Adam out of the earthly  Eden on account of one sin. do you think  he will let us into the paradise above  with tens of thousands of our sins upou  us V  There are three classes of people, the  "wills." the "won'ts" and the "can'ts."  The first accomplish everything, the second oppose everything and the third fail  hi everything.  God's best gifts, like valuable jewels,  are kept under lock and key. and those  who want them must with fervent faith  importunately ask for them, for-God is  the rcwarder of them that diligently seek  him.  What we want is family piety, righteousness in our. homes. A young minister  came to me and said 1m* couldn't get along  with his wife and aslied what he should  do. I told him to get out of the ministry.  A man has no right to be in the pulpit  unless he cai. get along with his family.  A man can no more take in a supply of  grace for the future than he can cat  enough today to last him for the next six  months or take sufficient air into his  lungs at once to sustain life for a week  to come. We must draw upon God's  boundless stores of grace from day to  day as we need it.  New   York   Hospitality.  The hospitality ��������� of smaller places is  rare if uot unknown in New York.  Hospitality there is different and tends  to be swanmped by uumbers and even  chilled into an apparent indifference  that Is really compelled by circumstances. Often it makes a brave fight  and never wholly gives up. but it is a  struggle against great odds. Not 'seldom il happens that the enormous aggravation of social aud intellectual opportunities that confronts country people who come to live in New York so  discourages them that they end in living narrower lives in the great" city  and seeing fewer people than in the  smaller town'from which they came.  And if it does not discourage them itx  is apt to drive them too hard. A New  Yorker who already had a house in  town and another in the country near  by excused himself for building a third  in New Hampshire by saying: "In  town or near town I never get away  from engagements. I want a place  where I can have some leisure, and  leisure to a. New Yorker means, of  course, a chance to do some work."���������  Scribner's.  THE COOKBOOK.  OKTB OF AGUINALDO'S WARSHIPS.  Cracker crumbs absorb more fat than  bread crumbs in frying.  Porridge meal, if soaked overnight in  water, requires but half the time to cook  for breakfast.  To prevent sausages from shriveling  cover them with cold water and allow  them to come to a boil. Then drain them  and fry.  To chop suet cut into small pieces and  remove the membrane, sprinkle with flour  and chop in a cold place to prevent its  becoming soft and sticky.  To cook a large joint it will require a  bright, sound and even fire; a thin joint  needs a sharp, brisk one. When steam ia  seen to arise from the meat, it is sufficiently done and should be removed from  the fire.  How He. Makes Friends.  A Missouri paper says that Senator  Cockr'el'l keeps in closer touch \x*k\\ the  people of his state than any other-man  in the senate. One of his habits, according to capitol gossip, is to read in  the senate the name of every constituent who sends him a petition.  Other senators content themselves  with presenting petitions in an indefinite hunch, and in this impersonal  fashion they are noted in The Congressional Record. Cockrell's way is different, and when The Record appears  there are the names of his constituents, looking very large. Forthwith to  each person thus distinguished goes  a copy of The Record, which is shown  with much pride at the: country store  or posfoflice. and the voter is a friend  of Cockrell for life.  ARTISTIC CLOSETS.  REMODELING  THAT IS  DESIRABLE IN  HOUSES BUILT   LONG AGO.  Plana For Transforming; Old Fashioned Shallow Closets������������������ Two Ar-  raiiKementN on Piensiug and Convenient Modern Lines.  ��������� In many .houses built years ago are  to be found closets extending from the  floor nearly to the ceiling, inclosed by  a door and generally filled with  shelves! These closets, in many cases.  are shoal affairs, the'shelves extending  <   h  FIG   1���������KKMODKLINO AN,OLD CLOSKT.   ���������'  out nearly to the door, while the width'  of the closets is not much greater than  the doorway. ' "'    .  '  The accompanying Illustrations show  a   plan   for   remodeling, these closets  along'more pleasing*and mure convenient lines. ��������� The door is removed and in  the one case a complete writing desk  service is introduced.   The'lid. paneled  on  the outside,   is supported  Ify  side  chains when let down.    Within this iri-  closure are two small drawers.and numerous   pigeonholes.,    Above   are'  a  couple - of    bookshelves,    which   may'  have  a   pretty   silk, draw   curtain   Ink  -front of them.    Below are drawers and  a closet that will be found very convenient   "  In the case.of the other suggested  treatment the lower, part, of the closet'  space is made a- receptacle for'large  mounted photographs or other unfrahi-.  ed .pictures, thus made' readily acces--  sible.    Abovearr drawers for smaller  photographs-of paintings that are-now  so commonly to be found in cultured  homes.     Over   these   are   shelves   for  books, covered by a draw curtain and  FIG   n���������REMODELING AN OLD CLOSET.  an open shelf at the top where handsome jugs, vases or bits of tine old*  china can be displayed to advantage.  The foregoing items are offered by  The Ladies* World, uot as directions to  be arbitrarily followed, but as suggestions that can be utilized in transforming one of. these unattractive old  closets into something pleasing aud:  useful.  Beyond  Control.  Gadsby ��������� My wife will raise Cain  with me if she discovers that I've been  drinking.  Jagsby���������All you've got to do is to  hold your breath when you go near her.  "That's all right, but I'm afraid it's  too strong to be held." ���������Brooklyn Life.  J. D. O'BIUEN.  liltOKEK    IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  The driest of all fishes is perhaps  the river eel. Vet. according to an  analysis by a <}erman chemist. <U) per,  cent of its substance is water. Salmon  comes next, with C1.4 per cent.  Priva e W re Connection wi h a 1 Leading  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought, Sold ana  C rried n Marp n*. C r so deuce Solicited.  Pr vate Cypher Code Pur.iisbed upon ^ppli- action.  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Man.  P. O   DKAWh.K  1-4X7.  Do PJot  PayCash^'"  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT  If you have payments less than $80 to-  make at any Dominio* "Land* Office rend us  the amount, leos ������0 per ceni.,tmd we will  make the ^ymerd. and return the Land  Office receipt to you. Write for prices for  large payments.  WINNIPEG |4  THE CUMBERLAND HEWS  CUMBESLAND. B.C.  Baxgrain  Coi:c:rr Repartee.  It was at a department store bargain  counter for odds aud ends. The crush  was terrific. Women squeezed'and elbowed and shoved to get alongside the  counter. Frequently two of them happened to pick up the same bargain at  one and the same time, aud then they  both retained their clutch on it aud, looked daggers at. each other until "the stronger of the two won the victory or,the bargain was rent into ribbons.  A haughty matron picked up a box eon-  Hale Old Age.  Sadrto see peopl*  advanced in  yeara  BufferingfromBack*  ache,  Lame Back,  Urinary  Troubles  and Kidney Weak-  ->. fc*e���������i. w      n,ess.    A  halo   old  //���������^\^ff\  \fP age, free from paina  if *lV   \  y     ana aches, can only  "M !\ \&^> beatt-ained by keep  ing th������ kidnevs ri^ht and the blood pure.  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS  befriend th������ aged by freeing them from  taining three cakes of imported soap for , pain anQ correcting all Disorders of th������  8 cents at'' the same moment tha< a hum  < ble looking little woman in a  faded  tan  coat had fastened her grasp on the box.  "I believe I was the first to take hold  of this." said the matron in the electric  seal coat, freexiugly.  The humble looking little woman held  on for a minute, studying her antagonist, then she slowly relaxed her hold on  the box. '  - "Well, you can have it." she said amiably. "You look ns if you need the soap."  ���������Washington Post.  A DOCTOR'S EVIDENCE  On   a Very  Important   Matter  Now Before  the   Public.  R:  .Tobowxo, March 5.���������"It is really laughable-  to-read''the claims put' forward by many  . vendors of patent medicines with regard to  the alleged effect of their preparations in  Kidney and Bladder Diseases.- The columns  ot stuff published in praise of these so-called  comedies show the writers' ignorance of tho  most elementary principles of medical  science.' It is a firmly established fact that  these disc ises are due to the action of germs,  which literally eat away the substance of  the kidneys. In order to cure the disease we  must kill theso germs. Now there is on*y ono  medicine on ear; h that docs kill-the germs  of disease. Ihat is Dr". Arnold's English  Toxin -Pills, \vh eh are the one positive cure  for kidney and bladder troubles.*'  So said a prominent Toronto physician  Jesterday. "I know a man named Jones-^-  . Jones, who'lives at 237 Elizabeth street,"  lie continued. "He suffered horribly from  kidney disease and bladder weakness, and  -his. physician's skill was of no avail to help  him. < He used all the so-called kidney coxes,  which proved totally useless. Finally-tie  began using , Dr. Arnold's 'English Toxin  Pills, which speedily destroyed?, the germs  that were eating away his kidneys'.',, There  is no other- that. kills, disease' germs���������therefore there is no other that can be"depended  "upon to cure disease.".   '���������  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills,, so  highly'recommended by this doctor, as well  as by all who have tried them, are sold by all  reliable druggists at 75c a box; sample box  25c; or sent post paid"on receipt of price by  The Arnold Chemical Co., Limited, Canada  Life Building, 42 .King street west-, Toronto.  Kidneys and Urinary System.  Mr. Thomas Ash, an old resident of  Renfrew, Oat., cpoko as follows: v  "I am 72 years of age, and have been  troubled for a number of years with paina  across my back. When I would stoop  over it gave agonizing' pain to straighten  up. I was ������0 bad that I- could scarcely  walk. I have taken many kinds of mefii ���������  eines, but got nothing to,holp me. Being  recommended to try Doan'a Kidney Pills  I got a box. After taking three doses I  notiood a great change for the better,  and I eon now get around as smart as o  cricket. I can split my own wood and am,  In fact, just like a new man. "  Tl������e News Ppojh   Billville.  We write the copy for this "week's i*.  sue from our bed. where we have suffered an attack from the grip and  three doctors.  Our New Years resolution is framed  on the wall before us. We are sure to  keep it, if our illness continues,'as we  can't swallow anything. '"  We return thanks to the kind friends  who have remembered us during our  indisposition with such, delicacies as  baked possnm, stewed rabbit and corned beef.  The preacher assured us yesterday  that it we should cross the river this  trip we would have "a warm welcome"  on the other side. But somehow or  other that kind of news is not very  comforting to us.���������Atlanta Constitution.  Overriolnfr  It.  He (Ashing for loving protestations)  ���������My angel. I do not believe : 'am  worthy to be your husband.  She (thoughtfully>���������That's just what  my mother says!���������New York Weekly.  Reputnbte Gnlde.  dog  follows, him  every-  n������ GOT A SCARE.  IV  .Where SteMl* He?  "1 left ��������� my husband's death .'notice  here this nioi*.iing." said the widow.  "Yes."' said the bright clerk .iu ,'the  publication office of The Daily Squib.  "Now," coutiuued the widow, - "I  want you to add to the notice, 'Gone to  Rest,' in an appropriate place."  ''Yes. madam," replied the bright  clerk, and the next morning she read:  "Gone to rest iu an appropriate  place.','���������Catholic Standard and Times.  SDNARD'S LMffiEKT is used by Physicians.  If He'd Only Go.  Mrs. Grtbbie��������� I'm surprised to hear  you're having trouble to get rnouoy out  of"Mr. Starboard, lie always boasted  that ho paid as he went.  Mrs. ttordem���������Maybe he does, but I  can't 'get him to go. ��������� Philadelphia  Press.  KG8P ffllNAED'S LINIMENT in tne House.  An Unusual Otter.  If yon are at all skeptical about trying  Griffiths' Menthol Liuiment your drug-  cist will soil it with the understanding  that if not entirely satisfactory your  money batik. Use It for rheumatism,  neuralgia, sprains, bruises, -muscular  soreness, and all forms of swelling and  Inflammation.   All druggists, 25 cents.  v.  Occnsion For Surprise. '  "I am surprised," she said, "that  more Danish girls do not come to this  country."  'Yv'liy:'; he asked.  ���������1 because," she replied, "in Denmark  a plain gold band is made to do duty  both ns an engagement and a-wedding  rlr.g."���������Chicago Tost.  The great demand for a pleasant, safe  and reliable nntidote for all affections of  the throat aud lungs is fully met with in  Biokle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. It is  a purely Vegetable Compound, and acts  promptly and magically in subduing all  coughs, colds, bronchitis, inflammation  of the lungs, etc. It is so palatable that  a child will not refuse it, and is put at a  price that will not exclude the poor from  its benefits.  And  Probably  "Won't  Take n Drlnlc  - In tlie. Dark Again.  An east end-man had a scare the other night. He was going out with hia  wife and was ready to start when it occurred to him,.to step into the bathroom  and get a drink of water. The room  was dark, but he had no trouble In feeling out the glass and holding it under  the cold ,watcr faucet. ,  "Come. Henry!'* his wife called from  below. . _ '���������-,.-  "Yes, my dear," he answered, and" he  put the glass to his lips and took a  hasty gulp.. As the liquid slipped down  his throat he almost dropped the glass.  Something went down with the water  ���������something that didn't belong there,  something that squirmed and wriggled,  something alive!   ', ;  He spilled the contents of the match-,  box in getting a light. But of what use  was a light? The thing was gone. He  fancied he could feel it worming its  way clown.the long, red'alimentary  lane/ '. ' ������'".,"--" * ���������       ", ,  He tried to steady his voice.  -  "Jennie," he called down the stairs,  "get   me   some   mustard   and <, water  quick!   I've swallowed a snake!"   , .  Instead' of getting the mustard and  ���������water his "devoted helpmeet came, flying up'the stairs. - ,   ��������� ���������  "What did you.sny?" she cried.  "I said I'd swallowed a snake," he  groaned.    "Don't look at" me like thaL-  Cau't you see how I'm suffering?   Get  me the mustard, quick!"  "You swallowed a snake!" she blankly repeated.  "Yes, a snake!" ho cried; "snake,  snake snake! Do you waut me to spell  it? You know what a snake is, don't  you?   Get. me that mustard."       <  "But why should yon swallow a  snake?"  "I don't know wby. It came out of  tho faucet into the glass. Please get  me"���������  "Be qniot, Henry. Don't alarm the  house. Let n:o thiak. Oh. 1 have it!"  And to ��������� the disgust of the suffering  man the wife of his bosom leaned  against the wall and giggled delightedly.  "What's the joke?" he feebly demanded.  "Let me get my breath." she cried.  "It's too funny! Listen. I was at the  den list's today, and he gave mo some  tine rubber bands to use between my  teeth. I brought them in here, and  one of them must have dropped in tho  glass. That's the saake you swallowed."  And she had another attack of the  gisrglcs.���������-Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Not ���������  "Yes.   the  where."  "That  looks bad for the dog's morals."���������Cleveland I'lain *>������������:ilW.  ANNUAL, STATEMENT OF THE  NORTH AMERICAN LSFE  ASSURANCE COMPANY.  Head Office:  112-118 King St.eet West,  T0R0HT0.  For the year ended December 30th, J 899. ,  Sf>  vN'OrT'fe  ^MrioMfe  %fs&W\^  ;���������i6#^iiehi;  Dec, ���������������  o0,1S99.  it u     ���������  Is there anything more annoying than  having your corn stepped uponf Is there  anything more deliKh&ful than gettiup  rid of it? Holloway's Corn .Cure will do  it.   Try it and ibe convinced.  An* Never M������������e������ Time.  Mrs. Careful���������This is the watch my  husband pave me.  Her Friend���������Why. it isn't going. Is it  broken?' -  Mrs. Careful���������Oh. no! You see. I don't  wind it at all. That keeps the works  from wearing out.��������� Indianapolis Pi ess.  Worms cause' feverishnesa, moaning and  restlessness during sleep. MotherGiavos'  Worm Exterminutor is |jlt������i*ant, sure and  effectual. If your druggist has none in  stock, got him to procure it for you.  De������. 31,1888   To net Ledger Assets ^,977,451.64  .   , RECEIPTS.  Te Cash for Premiums  $744,SW5i38  To Cash Income on Investments  148.G66.8t   a       893,522,89  DISBURSEMENTS. '       '   ������**>."**  Dec. 80,1S99. By payments for De������athClaims,Profits,etc..$308,081.50  ** ,    "     By all"other payments '���������;.. 231482.82  '    ,     ������  ���������      534,263.88  Balance net Ledger Assets  $3,336,710;2i;  ASSETS.  Doc. 30,1899. By Mortgages, etc  1,416,933.68  ** Debentures (market value $608,935.65)  579.939 37-  " Stocks and Bonds (market value $587,891.50...... 559';993!f8."  *' Real Estate, including Company's building  834,651.79 -  *' Loans on Policies, etc  921,665.37  " Loans oh Stocks (nearly all on call)  194,821.42  ** 'Cash in Banks and on hand  28.705*96.  53,336^710.21  LIABILITIES.  De������. 30,1899. To Guarantee Fund $    60,000.00  *' Assurance and Annuity Reserve fund 2,929,552,00  ,.','* Death Losses awaiting proofs, etc...      51,507.35  $3,56o,4?7.36,  3,041.059.35.  Irony of Fate.  "I declare I don't know what to do  with that boy!" exclaimed the discouraged .mother to one of the neighbors who had dropped-in, "He's gone  hunting again. I've ".tried to raise him  right, but'ho isn't^goocVfor anything in  this world but just to hunt!"  Poor, patient mother:' The world  has never heard of her!  But her son grow up to be the mighty  Nimrod.���������Chicago Tribune.  Hotel Balmoral,  Montreal.  Free Bos. Am.  P. $1.50 up.   E. P. $1.00 e*.  The three great'vital,������actor3'  of this body of ours-are the  heart," the nerves" and the" blood.  It is because of the triple  power possessed by Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills of making  weak, irregular beating hearts  strong and steady, toning rup  run down, shattered, nervous  systems and supplying those  elements noeessary to make  thin, watery blood rich, and  red, that'so wary wonderful  cures have boen Accredited to  this remedy.  ' Here .is tho caso o������ Mrs. R.  J. Arnold, "Woodstock, N.13.,  who says: '"  "I was troubled for  some  time with nervous prostration  and genoral weakness, feeling  irritable, debilitated and sleepless nearly all tho time.    My  entire   system    became    ruu  down.   As soon as I began  taking   Milburn's  Heart  and  Nerve Pill3.   I realized  that  they had a calming, soothing  influence upon   the    nerves.  Every dose iseoiaed to help tho  cure.    They restored my sleep,  strengthened my nervo3   and '  gave tono to my entire system.  I think them wonderful.5'  Net Surplus ..:   .,..'...8534,418*0-11",  The financial position of tlie Company is unexcelled���������its/'per ^ '  centag-e of net surplus to liabilities exceeds  that  of any  otner  Home Company. r T  New insurahcec issued during* 1S99 ,$ 4,929,149.09) -,   -  Exceeding the best previous year by nearly one million.   ., ...    t "  -   T,  inswfaheeiji force at end of 1899 (net) ". ������28,045,406.00/'  PRESIDENT:  JOHN LI BLAIKIE.  VICE-PRESIDENTS: ���������  HON. G. W. ALLAN. ' HON. SIR FRANK SMITH, K.C.M.G    -:  DIRECTORS: , <���������     .  HON. SENATOR GOWAN, Q.C.,  *���������   | '   E. GURNET; ESQ. -       '            '".,',  LLD., C.M.G:       .                   .     >' JOHN N. LAKE, ESQ.     ,       .   ,.  L. W.&MITH. ESQ., Q.C.-,-D:C.Lv=^k' : J- KERR OSBORNE, ESQ ,\,           .  D.iMcGBAE, ESQ., -Guolph.                 I "                 .            '     V .  HON. SIR WM. R. MEREDIT/H, Chief JusticecOf Ontario.    -'  MAX AGING DIRECTOR: <=' ,'..-'<.  WM. McCABE, LL.B., F.I.A., F.S.S.     <��������� |-\V  -SECRETARY: , < MEDIO AI^ DIRECTOR: ,      T  L. GOLDMAN, A. I. A. . t  J. THORBURN, M. D., Edin.^    v '  The Report cojitaininjr,the proceedings of' tho'Annual Mooting'.' held oa   -41  Januaiy 3Glh. last, shovrins' marked proofs of the great progress,.and solid pros-"'"!/  perity of the Company, willbe sent to the policy-holders.   Pamphlets 'explRna--������������������*''*'  tory of the .attractive investment plans of the. Company and a copy of the annual",. '  report, showing ifcs.TincxceHed financial position, will'"be fm*nisned on applica-"'' "  tion to tho Head Office or any of the Company's agencies. .  .   .   _, ,   , 0 "' t.,;',  1. . * i  vx.  W. If. U.  THE  NATIONAL  LIFE OF CANADA  Issues a Policy New to Insurers.  Take One Ou1 Sow.  Mores, Robinson & Black, Managers.  Peter Dickson, Asfent "or IVIau.  O, ������    !  LA HISPANJA"-������������ap  KHEDIVE .'���������.?���������  BSD GROSS  Are positively guaranteed Pare Havana  Filler, and will-please the most  fastidious smoker.  Abfmrdl  The American���������You do things quoorly  in SeotJand. Now. in Edinburgh you  number the houses on a street up one  side and down the other.  Briton���������How do you do it in AmericaV  The American���������Why,' ~we give the  houses alternate numbers, the odd numbers on one side of the way and the even  numbers on the other.  The Briton (after a panse)���������Haw, haw,  haw!   Ha-ha!   Haw-haw!  The American���������What is the matter?  The Briton���������Why���������that's the most���������hn-  ha���������absurd system 1 ever heard of in my  life!  The American���������How so?  The Briton���������ThinU how ridiculous it  would be to have to po across tlie street  to sp*������ak-to your next door nohjlibpi-!���������  Now York Press.  lXFLAMilATUitYRiifcUMATISil.������������������  Air. .-> .utKermai.', con>mercJal traveller.  Be'ileville, vmses: "Somo years ago I  UM-'ii Or. Thomas Eoiootric/Oil for in-  llai:.in:i.toi7r' iheumacisju, and three bot-  ��������� tl'iis rfCectud a complete cure.;. Ivvas the  'wholo ot one .summer unablo to move  without; crutches, and every movement  caused everumatin;; p?iins. 1 am now out  ou the rouri ana exposed to all kinds of  weather, but bavt) never been troubled  with , rhoumritisrii since. I, howevor,  keep a bottieof Dr. Thomas', Oil on baud,  and I always��������� recouihiond it to others, as  it did so much for me."  The yearly increase of sales proves an  appreciative public.     Manufactured only by  GEO.  \  F.   EEYAN   &  CO.,  REACMR  Hiu   C;i-������t������Iid    CritleJwin.  A little j-virl down Koul.h wrote to an  author who is ccsrnin^ into fame at the  nor'Lh:  "I have just ypeiu a dollar for your  boolc. Won't you send nae .your autograph?" ;    '  To that request she received the following reply:  "I sent] the autograph, but I am sorry  you invested a dollar in the book. It  isn't worth It. I have read it myself."  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  Pills  m  "U"SE  MEOTS LIMENT LniDermaii's Frient-  ticei'lien.  It is claimed that 30.000.000 leeches  are used annually in France and England alone. A siugle company in Australia used to export 2,000,000 to 3.000.-  000 a year to Europe and America. One  Parisian capitalist affirmed that hia  leech crop returned him 15 to 1, and it  is recorded that the monopoly of taking leeches in Morocco was once sold  for $100,000.  Aslr for Minarfl's M tale no otler,  90S������  THE' MOST DURABLE  ON THE MARKET.  A .persistent cold in the head is nt first a  friend, for it gives warning of the apornnch  of a deadly.enemy. Heed tha vrarnine be-  forc.it is 5ft6 late, and usci.  K*DIAN  CATARRH  CURE.  Csttnrrli of Head ait<I Tlwo:it. Tl\c  iioad and throat ljecomc rtteeasod from iiog^  lect������<l cold, causing catarrh when tho condition of tho blood predisposes lo this  disease.  Catarrh of the Stomach.   This Condi-.  tion may result from Severn I causes, but.  the   usual  cause  is  Catarrh, tlio  imicus  droppiag down into the  Uiroafc, and boing  swallowed.  C.-ttarrii of Bronchial Tubes. Thh  condition often results from Catarrh extending from the head to throat. If left  unchecked it extends do-\vn the -vvindptoo  into bronchial tubes, and in time nttucks  the itings.  liVDIAN CATAEKH COKE��������� positively  and permanently cures every forinof this  disgusting disease. It is safe and effectual.  Contains no poisonous opiates. Sold cvory-  where.  Ask your dealer for it ov send direct to  Tlie IN1SIAN  CATARKH  CU31E CO.,  14G  St. James  St., Montreal.  John Hislop & Co., Pkophiexop.s.  Write for sample box.   Price, 50c per bo\.  6 boxes for $2.50, post paid.  See that JOHN HIS LOP is on every package.    Large   sample   box   10c, prepaid,  euough to pTOve what the remedy can do  To the Odorless Crematory Closet Co.,  Hamilton, Ont.  Dear Sn?s:���������About a year ago I bought, from  you one of your Odorless Crematory Clo-ebs  and have since used it constantly in raiy private  residence with splendid,satisfaction, f am so  well pleased with it that you can sldp me another at once for my hotel. Yours very truly,  J. H. MARCH, Markdale, Out:  The following are the Barnes of a faa?  prornitient citizens who are using this cl������aot,  and from whom we have very flattering tesfi-  ntonialn:  Dr. D. B. Thompson, Toronto, Ont.  Dr. McGlaughlan. Bo-wmanvillo, 0������t.  Dr. M. L. Dtson, Prankville. Ont.  Dr. O. H. T?orguson. Kemptvillo, Ont.  Dr. TJlrio Gabourg. Piantaganet, Ont.  .rudtro A. 0. Chadwiclc, Guelph, Ont.  G. J. Mickloy, B. A., Chesley, Ont.  Ilcv. John Downio, .Watford, Ont.  Tj. Dampicr, Manager Bank of Commerce,  . Stratlu-oy, Ont. .''..���������;   .  Peter Hope, merchant, Pea-tli, Ont.  ���������Tne. Motfatt, merchant, Amherst, N. S.  for Catnlo^ruo and-'price tlst Trrito to  THE   ODORLESS   CREMATORY   CLBSET   CO.,  nA^ni/ro>T, o.vt.  FREE  ALOG   OF  SEEDS, ETC., 19UU  Farm and Garden  Implements.  PERKINS, Winnipeg  LUCAS, STEELE &��������� BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Wllte US. Hauiilton.Ont.  m> m "*r������^n wwwnwm *rt i imvi %  C-IrcVe Tea*  ���������r������ s. st n. CofTco*  I.. R. & 15. Kxtractj  Tj. S. & B. Spicoo  y._..,  PLOWS, DSF.EW!iS   MAeHINtS,  HIGH. GRADE  Ca:  cocjxSHurr rtow c������., wuwipee,  Cat&olic Prayer c^ucrfi^,9^:  aOara, Beligioua Pictures. KtathiaiT. and Church  Oriiasauauts, Educational Works. Siaii orders re-  oorro prompt attention. B,&J.8afllier&C0.,M0Iltrea)  Furiibhos purest of oxygen to tho syeiem  while sleeping.^ It cures insomnia, nervon^-  neas, indigestion, rhemuatisia, paralyids,  Bright'o Disease, tind many other dlsorderii,  giving vitjtlity to the system by Hatu.t6'&  laws, discovered by Dr. San^she. - I will furnish namts of those who have i>enefited by  it in Winnipeg, as well afl descriptive circulars to those applying. . Sub-fiieaicrs in oaeh  town wanted. Address W. T. Gibbons, Grain  Exchange, Winnipeg, Mr. John Butler,  Wir.nipe-gosis, writes: "Yonr Oxydonor is a  wonderful thing and has mads a new man ot  ma. I have also cured one man In eight  hours o'f a bad case of httabogo!" THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY.  TO. B. Snoereon, BDitor.  * "' '" THE.    '    '      -  SMOKE  SST Advertisers wh.o want tli ir ad  ���������jhanged, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Sub-cribers failing to rece've Tins  News regularly will confer a favor by noti-  fyiu   the office.  Job Work Strictly C. 6. D.  Transient Ads Cash, in Advance.    .  _.         ..-   ���������C���������         ���������        -��������� ���������-  TUESDAY,   WAY 1st,   1900.  WHAT IS  HE?  i ��������� ^.,���������  It- will be seen by a Colonist, clipping in this issue   (a  similar  one'  appearing in the Times), that Mr.  W. W. B.  Mclnr.es  at Winnij eg,  disclaimed all intention of   resigning at Ottawa and entering Provin  cial politics and stales that W. W.  B.   also  said    that he  had   never  thought of   speaking  on  Manin's  platform.    A third leading journal,  the   Province,  from   an   interview  with the gentleman, infers   th������t he  will take a hand in Provincial politics and .that he is a pro-Martinite.  To our .mind,   the .inference, that  lie intends'to come out in   Provincial politics is correct, and  further,  we venture to  assert that  he had  his mind made up to that when  he  left.   Ottawa,   and that   Ms  main  object in coming west was  to' take  part in the  coming   elections, notwithstanding anything to   the contrary.    Our grounds for stating this  are these.  A resident of Grantham,  before Mr.   Mclnnes   left  Ottawa,  stated publicly that he   had , been  authorized to telegraph him, offer--  ingVnpmination, "And,", ho said, '  waving a telegram,  "here is his acceptance.". .  It   is. further  stated  that he will run independent., Now,  either Mr. Mclnnes knew   that  he  was coming west for  political   jcs.-  sons, or the person who  made this  statement said what 'was   not true.  but then a  little   thing   like  that  cuts no ice really, for did   not Mc-"  Inn is carry his written resignation  in   his     pocket   some 4 time ago?  And did he   not   proclaim   openly  that he would "never, never,  never  go back to the shelter  of Laurier'b  wing?"    He has evidently   availed  himself of that  shelter ever  since.  Regarding  his   nomination.     Can  he imagine the people of  Comox to  be so inconceivably stupid   as  notv  to be able to see through  an  argument     so    specious   as   the  time  honored    fake  of   "independent?"  Could be not have got   a   nomination in South  Nanaimo if  he had  declared   himself   openly    agai list  Martin?   Of course he could   have  but   the   South  NanaimoLes   will  have none of his pretty little blindfolding schemes to run  as an independent   and    then   support    the  party   they   had   open!}'   rebelled  against.    Then,   if   he   would   by  chance oppose the Martin combine.  could auy niimiinded man give him  the least particle of   credit foi   so  doit g?   By this   acdon   he  would  .condemn his own   father's   actions  and drive another nail into his-official coffin.    And the man who thus  goes against, hi.s   own lather is'not  fit to hold th<> -.-mailest  oi ���������'responsible positions   in   tne   gift of  the  people.    Especially  .when it must  be taken   into   consideration   that  Governor Mclnnes  has at  all time  had the welfare of Little  Willie  at  heart above all things.    Why   writhe, attempt   made to   induce   Mr..  1  I  I  *T  ���������rM*LXJumanatM*Tm**  I   ll     ."WJFl'MrHWTU.J  Miner  &*%>*! *I W1W*M  u;  ' /. Wi  'LaMo*enay  Lazeite.  Vn   -a - A W.*.' Mtd X<&      *  *���������-.������-.     IT'*  ir ������������������ fail?&  .*iS  A   Clear,   Long    Havaniia''Filler.   Manufactured by "the -  IlILAIB OISAE m: ��������� GOMPAEI, Ltd. 1  KAMLOOPS, S. O.  h Nothing   but    Union     Labor   Employed.  !   pROTBcflipAVE'Industry.  I  I  1  FOB SALE B  "XT"  ro  G.   Howe,   J.   Humphreys,'Union  'Bay. ( R.J.  Robertson, War. Gj.eason, S.Davis, Mits. Pjkict,  J. H. Piket; John Tha, Cumberland,.B.C.   Wm. Si  Glennan, Ashman &, Co., "Courtney.    G. G- McDonald, Comox. ,    '  gswz������^s?^gg@f?@s@s& sssgg@sr?sg?aggssffs������?3@g@g������@gg������@srt^  ri'h;;s Lot* wcr.ti^ r makes one, .tl.ink of something iio-'it and cowl to wear. ���������>>���������' '  , YVc- have a splendid assortment of Scotch  Gi:^;;hri;r:s,-Prii-LS, Dimities,' Oro-andies-, and  Musiifiii.     2\uw is'the lime'to make* ^our  bcl-  v- ady   for  ections so as to- sa t ^neiYi   rmice  1 -YA  1 1 '-> '     <   ..    > ���������     i'c'  V(\\: nicest \>x  I ' c  ���������J    ell  "* ^jick. d '������������������->  JHI  B IELI39B&   %Sb   Willi'.R-iabi,ity<{|  ESTABLISHED 1859-  -DEALERS IN  Hardware,     Tools,    Wagons,     Carriages, |  Farm Implements and Machinery. ^     |  Miners' Tools .and Camp Outfits' a Specialty. 1  Mas&ey-Harris ������ Ivahhov  Bieyc.eft. |  ��������� ��������� ���������        fT ���������Til Mil I    II   HI   I    IIHII   !��������� ^���������1    ��������� .~^-___.. ...  1 \J 1  UtU������UEKZ*UAUMnaUMU4XMt������1  VICTORIA.    VANCOUVER.    KAMLOOPS.  * i1 '  en's,  prrrrfffCTiMfffiiMa^j^iff ���������w.n������*>������r^^rw'  Turner to take him into- his Oahi-'' inci-i'rect in ev< ry rei^p rt. Mr.  ���������net, nnd why did Turner's disu.is- j, Mounce so eight ^noniinntion in op-  sal take p[ace so soon   after ,his re- \ position ;o the present Ma: tin Gov-'  eminent," nut p!sitfouu."he,,ansv\er.r  eel that ho i.ad   not   s.udiod  i-t r.ut  > ,,  was opposed 10 ihe mtm   11 his pnst  c-aieer.  fusal to counk-nance (he schotue"  Didaiot W. W. B. hinipelf cumo.as  far as Winnipeg wfjen Joe Martin  was appointed? and did he not turn  back to Ottawa from there? If he  did'so was it not because his being  openly taken into the Cabinet at  that time would have opened the  eyes of the yeople to /the irue state  otaffaiis. And iu ihe face of all  this, he brings the "independent"  political dust to thiw into the eyes  of . steady, sensible electors. At  several las go meetings which  have been held in the district lately  there whs a decided feeling of hostility towards Mr. Martin.'In some  cases the feeling was very bitter-  Very good! If people take that  stand and mean it let them ask Mr.  Mclnnes openely and squarely if  he will pledge himself to oppose  the Martin Government. A few  may be blinded by his '"indepen-  nent" stand but very, very few,  Verily, if Joseph has come .'"'to rule  ���������in 1 lib land, then Little' Willie,  judging from his kaleidoscopic  change of fr^nt-, will surely   be the  coat of many colors.   o���������   Ladies' -cind Children's  White-  wear and Blouses.  Ladies'   colored'0   and    white  blouses from 50 cents to $2.50  Women's   white   undrskirts  from 75 cents to $3.60  (     Chemises,    drawers,    corset  covers) all prices., ���������     . *  Night gowns and 'combina-  tions ird'm 75 cents up.  White  muslin   aprons 'from  40 cents up.   ��������� /        - ;  'Children's1 'gingham" and  chamby^dresses ready to wear.  ' Sailor suits with kiited skirts  $1.25 and up  j/lv-/\'    '-..    v.! j  Boys! blouses���������wash  goods  I  from 50 cents up.  ,  Millinery.  This has been the best mil- k  linery season ever experienced  here and hats are sellingVrap-  idly. Saturday's boatrbrought  a number   more   of   Trimmed  children's,hats, trimmed sailors J  and untrimni.ed leghorns.. "���������'.-;���������  riie'gehernl ; expression- ;pf.|  the ladies visiting our store;'is  'that they, neyer saw ru'ch i.r.et-  ty hciis at-such popular "prices.  Buy   your   go.odi" at .the "peo-  - p|e's popular "store.'. -,,'-, vj  No wi.nder Oituwa   burnt' down.  Meln  m-s i- going to set tne T; a met  on lire "li.depeiioentl}'" ^i ever} one  else.  DIG UP. THIS DUST.  A Mississippi ciiitt'.r ma/ea this.  app'j;.l to iii������ clo.inquent subscribers: "Fish down inio 3'our pocket  an:I dig up dust. Tne editor is  hungry and the p.-ipcr is 'bout to'  bust. wVvo l< nsled you for several months ami dote it with a  smiie, so just return the compliment and trust us f.;ra whila. Our  wife fin? needs some stocking*-,  and baby needs a dress, Jimmy  needs souie breech< s, and so do  Kate and Bess. Pud is on the hog  train ond Peggy sick with g-'iel,  and, guod gosh almighty, can't you  give a man relief? Shell out those  nickels and turn loose the dimes,  turn -'em. loose and whistle, and  we'll have better times. There will  be fewer patcnes on the. bosom of  our pants, and we'll make the pa  pi-r better if we have half a chance.  Don't give us. that old s-tory, loiu-  j;one to seed,, 'bout taking -mine  family papers than ti;eiamily want  to lead, out heij) to fied tiie prin.ei  and he'll help tlie towii to grow,  ami ilitis escaj.e th<; sulphur iii tlu  regi< ns down t)elowl",-'  A  BIG FIRE.  Now tha t the direct boats between  Vane uver and'this place are run !  ning, we should -urge upon .th-i j  Dominion Government the'., hece������-  si y of a mail subsidy between these  poirns. Perhups Little Willie  would do more good in attending  to tiie business he was elected to do  and see to getting us more mail8  instead of masquerading as an "independent."' .        1  .t   i   ��������� ���������       /  orlj kaa go.;* up in   <nnok������,  ,,   . ���������  ���������   .    -I   l ���������        -1 r        ���������        1   bro; e <>ut Jti Hull l������ui>t:d by * my inilo   rv  it is a-'-.s-rted by certain   Maiun-.l  f li'-Uf j>*!f; um-'c a cieaii tiwerp ineltiJin^  KiWy's ������pi������u<li(i ���������wurti, then ooB--oil tr  jiarbill's j 5j00ths. iu Ottawa U wiped ouh th^  pl.tfonn," and that when a. kc:(l I Oiitf-uOu-r tlimirict ������ruuml tboC. P.It stattoi  '.vhat p'l;ilik lie oinVctful to, answered I ������*.tt J,r*vcl!.r-<1 nest tud south a aiila ai������d ������  tlu.the   ,ad i.ot  road it.    Thi,:   is     hulf ?^kn>2 ci*a;' *WL"'1''   li U th������   gre'i'"  The Singer Sewing: Machine!  CABINET TA-BLF.   WOODWORK.      ,    \ ���������'"'.;���������*���������'  1 ''  Having taktm ' tin- misu-.k sh\\ j.n������.. M acjiine. .Aaot, cv '.'I-jvln' 'pre-*  , -.-        ���������" , ������������������      -,        "���������    *  ���������"���������   i  ".-.������������������ .>������������������ ', ' ���������������  pared to sell Machine   : t lite following ^"'���������ric;es ar.d ti.rms:- - ; ,      -v.'"; !  Latest   impiovcii,   double   f-t'd,'   beli-adjii.-ler   and ^mos;*', reel nf  ' s ��������� ''  self- fitting i\- tii ohm Its. - ��������� .,.'',"  -'���������-,- i- _    - - ' -   ���������   - < -        fj  Pn'n j-: ���������������1'VD,   $���������* (tsIi ;i,'(]    !i:3 per   monlh-p  no    nt to. t.    '$10 d s-jj  ���������count for ea^li'witi.in" (>0. dny>.    Full i.'lloy a nee i  r ol-   machi; es.  ���������   More     SiNGJ-.i.s     rold    than   all     other-   ci-i. hi: cd!       Sale das������������  year. l,fi(":0.f������00. ' ' ,  u    Oil and i.c������-dles and oxt'a parts kept in stock.        -,   .  pit*.  "^SSVjyjIi'j-i'JJWUJBEStCJ  Jin*  ^ fa 0      IP  ^ t$   B I I H S P E few  fh  e&  yy-1 ���������-I*-rjT#?������L������Tmi t*i*jjatzzm2TL3 t  Direct from   the mills,   One Carload of- Flour, Wheaf  Chop, Bran, Shorts������������������nEES^s^  ONE CARLOAD OF  pFafTrp-t.^-an-",^-gg->..->itaigj\>jCT3K3L. LAJM^MMCtxyimzaxu  We are opening out this week a lull line of ladies' misses* an5|  children's shoes and hosiery, gent's underwear, shirts, ties,-' co|  lars and hats. A complete stock of the very latest and newesl  styles will soon be placed on onr shelves. We intend to makl  it worth your while to trade with us.      An inspection invited. I  Waller & Partridge)  O.lrw*, April 27.���������15,(10.0 people *re  houiclcas in Ot'ma and Hull to-uight. 3,000  dwellings afi't b'.ul-ii.'.-ts davebeeu <it:stn>y������ti  a:ul twni.y u.iiiiou iloilars   worth of    prop-  Fiio   which  i i.'S ihat Air. IV!ounce sought   nom  L;>atio i as "opin sed t������> M  cat calamity which haserer overtaken^ thi������  aection. Five tquart mile* ol ^Ottawa. i������  burned aud more th������������i'l2.500 d.w^llinijs/.fac-  torica, mill*, atwrw and ���������tk������r buildings. 8  bare baeu bcrued to death. Moutreal aud  I?rr.cl< villo fire fight������r������ are now ou th������  fcniM, whilo' Peterboro, Torouto, ;idamiltoB  *'id other pUces ar������ bow eu route. Th*  tir������ iu uovr^belicvoa to bu under cou-.rol.  - Ottawa, Apnt 2S.���������lli-'Uef it pouring in  for Hull and Ontau-a tiru sufferers from, all  parts. Lateat summary of ro ults of great  firo show as follows: ho.me e=is 15,000, des-  oituteS.OUO, .'fatahtits 8, ihroun ouc of  work 5,000, 1o.ih to baiidiugd $20,000,000.  NOTICE.  ������ - ���������     ���������   ���������  The Peoples' Candidate.  LEWIS   MOUNCE.  Commi.ttee rlooms over Tarbell's  Store. All supporters are cor-  di l!y incited to attend.  Cojimittke.  -   NOriCE.  ALL 'PERSONS    having   "clairil  .'agsiinst Henry William   Ross /f  Comox,   B. C.,' nre   requested  s.md the particul.irs   there of  writing'to   me  at Comox, on j\  -before the 30th day of May, 19vj  I will not be liable f- r any clair|  . sent in a*ter .th?'t d.ite.  Dated this 25 h day of April, 19C|  HENR'Y  WILSON ROSS:  arjRiuiuvHM  NOTICE.  We   the   undersigned,    mercharj  agree to close our stoies   at  7  p.m. eaeh evening except   J4atil  day's and the week following '  Company pay day:  ��������� C..J. IViooius,-       C. H. Tarbei]  F. PAliTRIDGE,     H. WALLEE,  per F. Pj  C. E. Stevenson & Co.  Simon Leisku. per PL T. Collis.;


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