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 i ���������!____ t  3TT '~T.1&     /IT "IP^  ^.  .-*"*?_*_���������*-  "    _������*__        '    sa      ���������?-  ?m    f   n  NINTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B.C. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, .901.  sgj^*_Ji^il_^__  WE- have   during   the past week  added to our Stock 12 cases'of  ��������� ���������*���������-��������� >,. #;* , v ��������� , _  *_ ^ * *        . .1 v *  [British''and'Foreign Man-;    .,  ���������'*. uftictur&I fins.Goods ' - ,  AlIso '36   pieces -of :Carpel,   besides  fi  Carpet   Squares; 'Rurjsi' Mais;  Received by direct, importation.'  &c."  /)  i  1 .1  *    \ 1  o*   ' -We beg to inform our* friends that  ^ "all��������� ;Britisbi - ^manufactured -- goods   are  Vc-heaper than.heretofore.,/ - ; '.    '/ . /;    '  . V v ���������.*. .Your, inspection, invited.  ���������AT-  i I*..  is__������_i  i#������;  CONGEST.   J  The concert held in  Curaterland  Hall Thursday, for the widow:.' and  orphans! fund, was largely attended  -/The, ladies from Nanaimo   who  so  -.kindly volunteered   their   services,  ' capturing the audience   with 'their'  ( r 1  ��������� v-oVal and' instr_TE_.en.tal   nuT_ab.u'.l  All well known and ,,superior ' con_  ('ceit i3erformers, it would be 'almost0,  out of.placo for us;to   attempt anv  "particular elesenptibn   or   criticism  .of their several highly -artistic   efforts. , We '-must  'however    make  mention of Mrs. Drysdale's   "Holy  tW   'Gily'" ^y A^a'msi in,'which' she was  * (-7  i.rncorcd and j**. n-g '-'Gra, Pro ���������Nobie,"-  '&' 'Piocolimini, Mra."T.rkitchin < player  I   ��������� "     x'        l      ' '   ,   "     ���������''     V '  1   // ''   ! 5-i:^T ������'i<5 *���������-.'companyment   with   her  M I'18"-1 i-.i;*.ce alkl artfatic ^precision.  '   't^^"^''1'^^1^^' *"-''l������r*w^r^s'gs.vo,'-a piano  <?if' |'.oiiot/fe"lo. iri>'x<fuisUe 'style.  'Mrs.-  * m^M ������c- l\avis;M-/.g,with her accustomed  <���������  'f''*   j. rr-rv."- anil s^ceiness'-a   c  'I      '  ���������I  I-1  comio song'  -.���������pon'-o to her enc-..re"iii'"Better  _L.jind.'"    Other  singers fwere  Mrs.  m nv]  ffi I  C.  ���������jll*ua,    2.1 rr. * Butleri  and'-Mi^s"  K   Kan-������ir4>o. and-our own^Deo-.  ooth  t|^s@ts^s@^^������^;  A���������AS  -iiip-; ���������  \c    .Mr.' Dv Thomson,   Nanaimo,"  g-.vc-'&'n.-c-ord donee, -ll ���������'  , ' v - .'        ' *  - -'      '  The_ Na,n.-: \. _ n sin'crprs, 'we   much.  '     "cVvATce CTDcrT     vi^r.ni.    p". r" fe' fe'.-i)'"',<5r'   .'^������'������<i "'be,- tolerated   here.  -,<*., .61 _��������� YATES STKcL I,     vfiwiur!(.H),ti.-U,,. <    w>    >l ;���������  . ���������    _  ' ���������    -.������-������������������   ,   v ' . m . ���������'    ".1 .'  ���������    . *-;,-   ..". r..u     **   ..    ������)  * . J-h^-Tras   wrMng ~and  misleactino",  HARDWARE, MILL, AND   MIS^Q   M3LCH1I?ERY. r|;-   ^r  ,ll'. tl^ -i^ie^'would  have  AND' FARMING������'XXV 'DAffiYlNG^MI^L_lKtBKT3 .'^ ..      ' . ^    .     ..  A'genWfoif'M.Cormick'HafveFtihg IMp^chinery,-*  S^,'  '..:  "/j.,<i'me huter   (_f this, were  ji./w-iMeV  *.... , . .* '   ��������� ���������  *  season..  The referee on that occas-,}  1      * * ' *  sion (Mr. John   Bennie) ' told   me.  personally that they-were the worst  dissatisfied lot of men trait' he had  'ever refereed for, and .if they 'treat  their'own referee" *in ' this manner  how do 3'ou expect them to' 'treat a  stranger. Why, just as thpy ��������� have  ,done, by waiting till they get home,  and cause to he published siich a  volume of abuse that ought to,  mako them ashamed of the name.of  sports./ If the Cumberland'Athletics have it in their heads that they  can defeat the Thistles', we 'hereby  chnll_iu_e them to'play a game   m  ' ' ' "    '    i  Vancouver for the^sum of one hun-  dved dollars or more, the winner to'  'take all including gate , receipt*?,-  after expenses for grounds and advertising are paid. This ��������� will be a  golden opportunity for,' the writer  of the abusive article in the,, News  .to show his faith in'the team which  **      -  v  ' " -*     ' y    . '..  *  he so zealously defends by  putting  up a portion of,the necessary funda^  slpA     get   satisfaction   by    seeing  ��������� *-   "  whether they'are   able to -give the  Thistles the blazing lgood, licking  he so vaantingly   declares   in   his  little spell of qhe'ISth instant:   We  trust that this letter will   nut . the  quietus on the first man -who  -Las  had the-call to attack, through the  _**���������' v- t-     . ,1  public 'press tlie' honorable record of  .       *      *   .    , ���������   * ''-" ,  *'  Mr. Robt.   Adam   as' an  upright  reier.o.-and the sportemanlike'mau-  V ' -' -A .J.*!.. ,>  ner in which- the  Thistles conduct.  A PURE GRAPE: CREAM OF TARTAR PO-V0ER  r  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold 'Medal, Midwinter Fair  ���������- < ���������  Aval J, Baking PoTvder j containing- .*.  n!iim.   'JTliey aro injurious to lioalth.  locals.  i .  * An'  i   i*1 ,  FOR SALE���������A pure bred Jersey; L 7?  bull calf.���������A. Urquhart,yCourtney. ������<���������   7' '*-' :  ,1 y    ," 1      1-    .       ;_.., >,      .y ' :       ''    r...  ' JAshcr6ftl follows ('suitJn ]i no port-;;, ' " . fif  . ing Virginian, quail.    They   caine:'"���������-; -''- ^  *.-v.  ' -sv*-'  1 .*���������*  :*.',%v-,;v  <.* '?*'  'Write for prices and particuh.-rs.*-'" T. 0*. Dia^or 5f.3. -^       ^      ' l*f4  S_ik-������-3?2^i?__^^^-^'^/-i^^ ^rw*^.-_; ���������_??"-:���������: -**:-*:-?_?=T'7S-i,?''^?2-  r. a Dir.wor 50s  ^^^s^ssis^^^^s&s^^^^^s^^^ 7^z,7:y^y^^'^^^y^y^^y^^ <&&  *.* *   v, -.<.  .,     .'^ .������v '.:.������ -Vi  ^3  **���������?���������>  '���������IP  i- _-  3    T7 run ������   ex    1���������iliv^t:���������*���������*-  IP YOU ARE DCS.K0U5  Of increasing  yo:ir  business .there   is  nothing draws Customers   lil^e  .   Store---the best advertisement.  t  Let^ us   figure   on    New    Fixtures.  Send us a plan   and we   furnish   esti-  ���������1  ���������mates free of charge.  . ���������*'(���������������?  W'  "_s^  If  ���������_������  . I .*.  !  :C'^r..rfI of'Cumberland, which -becomes operative  on Mon-lay, April fst, all shops and stores wherein  ire loll-iwing goods are offered for sale, , groceries,"  dry yynds, boots and shoes, hardware, clothing/  r'.eii'_ and boy's furnishings, flour and teed, hats,  caps, and house furnishings will be closed at 6 o'clock  p.v\ The general public are kindly ��������� requested to  5n.������k? tlv.ir purchases before that hour, as the merchants are liable to a fine of not less than $25.00 Tor  rverv \ 'olation of the above law.  I      h;1 1 -,-ri 7 h -d 1 tree hand in choos- . themselves on a football  field and  c.  WEILEF  \  U 1  ^"\  h  ?  COMPLETE .FURNISHEIiS.  VICTORIA, B.C.  5?������ ^^gggS^^-^^^SgS^SSSSSS-?- -S?^^___*^_S__S������-5^_r-e__>^^  **85  ������\1  *������a  j* >������  aijd S^11]1^^^ S^its,  All shades, colors and shapes-  Full stock, of SHO ES just in.  ;;* ��������� AT���������  1 ing th-fir muuhers, for, although  ! t,v:.'*i'jfHch������5t,!i were grand, and  oraineji'ly s'-mkJ for concert,1" still  ! t'uit-e oi i. inore lively character, as  a rale, take better with' the multitude. The concert was a Euccess  pecuniarily, and the thanks of thw  entire community ar3 extended to  the obliging Nanaimo    performers.  * ���������*>-   "A   DIRTY  DEAL "  C0N<-'LCDED FROM    LAST WEEK.  *    ������    *  Compare the class of spores in  the Athletics with those of the Nanaimo Thistles and see which are  most entitled to the name of true  sports. It is not necessary ior me  to remind you of the manner in  which they treated their own referee  on the occasion of the visit of the  thistles to Cumberland when they  played, the Athletics on their home  ground. Whenever a decision was  given against them, several of their  members gave utterance to such  language which showld expel a man  from any fo-tbdl field and ,ke<p  'lim therefor the remainder of the  who are always ready   to accept  a  defeat   with   good   grace   by   any  team that is able to   do   the   trick '  which we are sure is not   Cumber*  land.  We remain,  ��������� 1  The Nanaimo Thistles,  Thos. B. Booth, Sec.  "DOT" AT   COUi-LTNEY.  The Cumberland Dramatic Club  repeated ''Dot" at Courtney last  Friday. A good house patronised  the performance, which was given  in aid of the widows' and orphans'  fund. Tho Johnston jokca were  highly appreciated 03- tho audience  to judge from the roars of laughter  with which they were. received.  There was only one person who  thought there, was perhaps "Too  much Johnson."  The company desire to thank all  those who so kindly lent materials,  and especially Mr. Glennon, of the  River/iide, who furnished an excel  lent lunch, afier the performance  gratituously.  quail,   /rney  from Kansas as-did ours/ .     _,    --.���������..-,  .  J. A. Carthew  haa   received.* the *���������', <- ^���������'.7. j^  **or������������tract' for the hew^ho.nital*addi-   '��������� 17,7"y  tion .for the sum of $2,275.-'.-} '.  FOR SALE���������Four pure'breXxMinT. .C  "orca rooster :    $l.each.   .Apply' to '������������������ *\ ] r'^7:  Geo. Heathwrbell, Hornby>Isd:;   ^ycC^y:,  'Another attempt was'made/Su'n'-/ T' ;\ 7;*'  day to re.������u-h No..6;by way of No/5   ���������-Vj -'��������� r  ��������� ', *      **       ��������� . v *.,���������-*,-.  shaft without; success.; A.cavein.ot^'^'v,: .7 '7  i-    , -.-.'.l' *-��������� _.',:  considerables-size' is''evident near-M-"* ������ '^y  the bottom of the'shaft.at'No." G.y'l \ /_, v. :}zl  -, Ceyl(in..TeatiB.,the 'finest;.tea^ivd^fBk  ihe world; ^ Blue Ribbon'Tea i_l t_6^^\^i?  fiiiest'Ceylon Tea in the world." *t '-*/ '':"-!^_-  .-,*     ,'_v.'.^**,;A.rt,P*:i.;- ..   r;^-.,  i r ln,cjnaocLiun '-.with. ,the; annual.;^ '777''^  .J������ospnil meeting, il. wdl, pertjaps^;-   "/y'l  .,b*j of_ inter-eat') 'to * our-^readera" A to v  know that all s.ubscrbers paying an-':  annual-fee of $1 are  entitled to one  vote.    Over $5   entitles- ,the ^aub- '  ' ''1  scriber to two \otes.  Mr.   Hinton,    the   electrician 'of  Victoria, has been inrtown for some  dajj-s in connection  with   the  pro-  p ^sed scheme for lighting* the' city  by electricity.      Most  encouraging  report- have been met with  in   his  investigations, nearly  every,  property .holder agreeing    to   tske  the.  light upon the terms ofiered. There  is no doubt that the light   will ' be  installed, but whether  by  the city  or a private   concern is is   not yet  decide*i upon.  The Nob Hill City Council met .  Sunday and  transacted  important  business. After reading and adoption Jof   minutes,   ,Ald.    Butch  moved that a per capita tax be imposed on all Cumberland fishermen  found trouting in the lake  without  a permit. Resolved th it City Clerk  Crackey be instructed to pro ee' in  the mattor.     Moved    that   as  the  Mayor had got drunk again on pay  day, and it was   hi-������   loi ty-lev-inth  offence, that  he    be   deposed   from  oflice. Carried        unanimously.  Moved that Aid. Wi son be suspended for non-payment' of his,egg  tax. Motion lost. R.solyed, that  as Aid. Nickynr.c had treated him-  self to a brand new nsb rod������ and  whereas the rest of tlie. Council  were obliged;to use rods cut out of  the'.bush, that he ho instructed to  pat up the beer or else resign his  seat. Carried \v:*h applause.  Council aclj..ur..ed s.ene die. '��������� ' .  J*-  US)* -  14;  wa-MMU-tf^H**!-.  . i'j*i  {���������  P.-,*-      '  ���������������      .  .?'    ''  _������/  R _  r. -, -  !    --  I?:  ������  I.'< ; -���������-  _    5  I. -"���������*  .; -  THE CHILD'S   FAITH.  7 __-_.��������� l  O little one, O little one,  What rjoys belong to thee!  You bask contented In the sun;  Your ajiouts are shouts of gleet  You breathe the air, you see the sky,  You \vat������h the clouds g. floating by;  You count the stars nor question why  Nor bow they came to be.  O little one, you kneel to pray,     '   '  Believing you are I.tested;  Your faith you keep all through the day���������  The sweetest faith, the best!  For you no groping in the gloom,  No dread of ending ai  the tomb;  For you no doubting, only room  For gladness in your breast.  ���������S. E. Kiser in Chicago Tinu's-Herald.  I'was serving my first and only term  of sheriff in an Indiana county when  a smart looking, middle aged man, whj  gave tbo name .of Samples, arrived at'  ���������the county seat and gave out that lie  was looking around, for a site for a  large factory. Etc was provided with  letters of recommendation, had the air  of a man of business and soon had the  ,_ two bankers in the town and other  business men interested in his project.  His factory was to make a new kind  of'cloth out of what he called ''Persian  hemp." He had samples of ,the cloth  to show, and it could be made and sold  at 400. pei,'cent profit.    Samples him-'  c self would put-������500,000 into the .enterprise, but he wanted the town to subscribe $200,000 additional, so as to  make it a  home aO'air. '. That was a  /pretty large-sum to raise, in a town of  8,000 people, and aftor the, first half, of  ��������� it had been subscribed the thing began  .to drag. ,.Samples was coming and, go-  -ing, but making' our town, his headquarters, and it was remembered afl-  erward that several tough looking men  - called to see him.'  On^the secpnd'.night of Samples' arrival in our town a fine horse was  stolen from a citizen. During his first  week's stay there were, more run off.  In threo Weeks' time 12 of the best  horses in our township were taken. As  sheriff,1 was not idlefor���������an hour after  * the first horse-was taken. 'Even if I"  was'a-little green myself as an officer  I had two or threo constables and den-.  '    'mies who-were old 'hands at the business.    Some of the horses wo .traced  - for a Tow miles, always headed for the  .  Ohio river, but the thieves wero^slick  fellows and "covered their ..tracks -so  well xthat not a horse was recovered.  - My position was an uncomfortable one. ���������  as you may guess. I got redhot criticism from all.sides, and,'even though I  offered large rewards out of my, own'  pocket and went to the expense of  employing a detective for three .weeks,  a share of the public still insisted that  I ought to resign and open a kindergarten for children.  One day while I was'shivering in my'  boots and expecting to hear that the  thirteenth horse, had been stolen a.  flash of light came to me. Every horse  taken had gone south by "a'certain  road. At a certain point all trace had  been lost. Ten miles to the south of  us was a big huckleberry swamp .of  2.000 acres. It.was state land and had  only, been explored by hunters. It was  a big tangle, full of snakes and wildcats, and berry pickers took good care-  not to penetrate too far. Ic flashed  over me that the stolen horses instead  of being run out of tbe state had been  corralled in this swamp to wait until  tbe hue and cry was over. Within two  hours I had started for the swamp, accompanied by a* constable. By pure  good luck after a tramp of half a. day  we came upon a trail showing the  hoofprints of horses, and following it  to the very center' of the swamp we  came upon the whole' 12 stolen animals.  Feed had been brought to them by another trail.  It was a fine "plant" we uncovered.  There were two men to take care of the  horses. One of them was a blacksmith, and he had a forge and dozens  of horseshoes. As the animals were  run out the plan was.to shoe each one  with the shoes reversed and thus' deceive us in case we struck a trail.; We  made a cautious approach, but in sp'te  of us the two men got away. We  scarcely regretted it. however, in view  of tlie capture of the third one, who  had just arrived. It was Mr. Samples,  the flax cloth man. tho factory man,  tbe man With letters of' introduction!  Yes, sir. he bad arrived to give his  subordinates directions, and as he fled  with the others he tripped and fell,  and we were enabled to overhaul him.  Fie didn't even bluff: We bad.got him  go pat that he.couldn't say anything.  In his pockets were letters sufficient to  convict bim twice over, and bis game  was up.  Tou know what human nature Is In  jt small town. I bad been maligned  ,'md abused without stint for failing to  >capture the horse thieves. Now that  I had got all the stolen horses'in a  bunch, and the boss thief in addition,  nothing was too good for me. I was  called a hero and all that ancl got a  serenade from the band and had bon-  maximum punishment of the law. He  was examined, committed for trial,  and I took care to give him the-strongest cell in the county jail. The man  gave me no trouble. After recovering  his cheek a little he claimed that he  would be able to prove bis entire innocence before a jury., and he was, so  cheery and good natured that I came  to like him. He bail three months to  wait for the circuit court, and he made  uo move iu regard to lawyers or witnesses until half the time had expired.  By that time tbe public had lost most  of its interest in' the case.  ^ One day Samples announced to me  .that his sister would sodn arrive to see  about getting him a lawyer and so  forth, and two days,later she called al  tbe jail. She was a,rather quiet looking woman of about 25", spoke in a  choked voice and wore a veil, and without questioning her much ,1 led her to  Samples',cell and left'them alone.& It  so happened that I had -to go into  court;directly after, and I left it to"a  turnkey to let her out. He did so, and  it. was three' hours later when I made  the discovery that .tho two had exchanged clothes "and the woman had  been left behind. The turnkey hadn't  noticed anything out of the way as the  "woman" passed out.  I didn't faint away or have a fit or  commit suicide. l%mply tendered my  resignation and went off on a vacation.  I knew my public, and I knew that,  although I had recovered the horses  and broken up "the gang of thieves,  (hat "sister'' business had taken iuq,  out of -politics forever. She got 90  days'in jail as a punishment, I believe,  but Samples got clear off and no doubt  worked his little game to' advantage,  in other localities. ,f.  list, followed closely.,by lawyers and,  more distantly, by doctors, clergy, literary men ' and ' civil servants. The  number of thbse who go mad is 177 to  each 100,000. Domestic 'servants and  day laborers run the professional men  very close,, sending 155 out of each  100.000 to the asylum. ���������These are foi-,  lowed at a'long distarce by mechanics!  only 06 of whom go^ mad'in'each 100.-  000. And the group" which is most favorable to sanity is. contrary to general belief, that of commercial men,'  ���������which sends only 42 out of 100.000 tc  the asylum.  Antl.ne,  -  Antique Furniture' Dealer���������Did anybody call while I was out?  Boy���������Only one lady. , I showed her  the table that -nine over in the Mayflower and the Louis XIV writing  desk and everything.-but she didn't  seem to be satisfied. She., said ���������" she  couldn't find any worm holes in ainv of  'em. She said they weren't old, enough.  "Hum! So you let hor go. did youV"  "Y-e-s. but she'll be back. I told her  that If she'd emue in this afternoon  you'd show bora folding bed that c:.:ua  over in the ark."���������Exchange. .   .    ,,  costly antique weapons with which the  walls are hung.  THE  INAUGURATION.  Fixing t'ne ninme.,  The young man-had  returned  from  his wedding trip and' was again at bis  desk in the office.,        - '  lt was the day after his return that  the junior partner, called liim to his  desk and said: i ' , -,  "Now that you're'married. Mr. Quills.  I trust yon will be considerate in fyoiir  treatment of me." ; J  "I don't quite understand you, sir,"  exclaimed the young man in surprise.  '-'Oh, it's alittj-p early, I know," ad-  milted the junior partner, "but, there's  nothing like taking time by the forelock. I suppose you haven't beon out  la te.at.night yet."^ t  . "Certainly not, sir." , c-  "And itfs none of my business if-you  havo. But when you do stay-out some  night he considerate.' Reipembor that  I have, a reputation for fairness and  -humane treatment of everybody in this"  cilice that I would like to retain. .Dou't  ��������� tell your wife that, you're sorry you^re  late,"but that,that slave'driver at the  ofiice piled work upon you to such an,  extent that you had to work right into'  the night. Don't tell her that the tyrant you work under gave you Is'. Gd.  for .dinner and told you that you would  have to post all the books-in the oflice  beforo leaving for the night. Just invent some other excuse, you know."  The young man thought the matter  over for a minute or two and then ask-.  ed anxiously:  "Well, if I should be late what shall  I say?"  "Oh, put it on the senior partner, as I  do. He can stand it."���������London Answers.  Australia the Poor Man's Paradise.  The cheapness of living iu Australia  is proverbial. It is a veritable poor  man's paradise. In the butchers' shops  you see twopenny and fourpenny tickets on the meat, and provisions of local production are equally inexpensive.  In the eating houses or coffee shops���������a  great feature of town life there���������you  can get a square meal, consisting of a  steak or chop, bread and butter and  tea. for sixpence. There are no tips  for waiters in the antipodes. The colonials are enormous, tea drinkers and  on an average partake of the cheering  herb seven times a day. Boarding  houses���������another prominent feature-  arc* rendered almost essential in a land  where the dotnevts. servants command  a wage of ������1 a week, with every evening out and leave to practice the piano  and keep a bicycle.���������Newcastle (England) Chronicle.       *,  fires galore in my honor. The arrest  of Samples was a thunderclap, but the,  public soon got over its astonishment  and   demanded    that   he   receive   the  GreYvsoine Displays.  "Apropos of funerals." writes a London correspondent of the Boston Tran-.  script. "I noticed in Holborn a showcase full of strange looking pictures.  Upon inspection they proved to be photographs of cadavers laid out in full  mortuary splendor! Underneath ran  the legend: 'Economy in funerals. Try  our* 3 guinea respectable interment.  One trial only asked.'  "Scarcely less grewscme was the display of Mr. Smith, surgeon dentist, a  few doors beyond. A small showcase  inclosed a, complacent skull, grinning  perhaps to think bis dental trials were  over, set with an imposing array of  pink gummed artificial teeth, at 15 shillings the set. Over the top of the case  were painted these alluring words:  'Discolored and decayed teeth made  white and stopped:'"  "Wearing- Ont the Brain.  , A French scientist has determined  that tbe military aud naval professions  most quickljv wear out the brain. Out  of 100.000 naval and military men 109  are confirmed lunatics. Next come the  liberal professions, artists beading tho   ari. composed of paper as well as the  tt May Be Mnde an' Occasion of U__-  u precedent-<1  Display.  The people of Washington are ,in'favor-of making the inauguration next  March- an   occasion' of  unprecedented  display.     They   would   celebrate   the  grandeur ot .the  nation,  the progress  and  prosperity of the people and the  results of the census as ,wcl!  as the  olection.of. a'presidont. ��������� No plans have  is yet-been formed.   According to custom. Mr.- Hanna. chairman,of the national committee of the successful-'par-  t.W will designate some citizen of appropriate ,character and distinction to'  take the lead in making arrangements.  Four  years - ago  Charles J:   Bell,  a  banker, was the chairman and proved  to be the most competent we have ever  bad.    There would be universal satis-^  faction if Mr.v Bell were again intrusted  with . the   inauguration   arrangements,  although   other' .gentlemen   are   more  anxious  to   assume   the   responsibility  than he, writes, the Washington correspondent of the���������CIevcland Plain Deader.    The expenses of the inauguration  are usually paid-by the sale of tickets  to a social'���������function, improperly called  a ("ball," for,nobody was ever known  to dance in recent years.      , <��������� ;>  In olden 'times.' when Washington  was a small town and the difficulties of  travel prevented, a large attendance at  inauguration "'"'ceremonies, it was'1 customary to give n'14.-liquet in honor of  the president' elect and, a ball in honor  of"'his" wife.' . The outgoing president  would lead the cotillon with the wife of  his successor, and the president elect  would* .follow with the lady of' the  White House.' Time and multitudes  havo changed this ceremony until now  the president is only expected to walk  through the rooms accompanied by bis  wife and other gentlemen and ladies of  distinction.  For the last 20 years the assembly  h'as been held in the brick paved court  of the pension office, which in many respects is well adapted for the purpose,  although it,is so small that those who  wish to attend cannot be comfortably  accommodated. * Four years ago there  was such a crush that women fainted.t  Others had their gowns .half-torn off  them. In fact, nobody familiar with  inauguration balls wears anything but  old garments.  This year it is proposed to erect a  special building for the ball or reception or whatever it may be called large  ei'ough to accommodate every person  who desires to'attend. It, is also proposed to have a military parade unprecedented in numbers and in gor-  geousness.  The Xe���������- French Field Gun.  As for the new Fn nch fieldpiece. everybody knows tbat its superiority lies  in the fact that the breech contains a  brake which completely ���������indeed, mathematically-nullifies the effects o," the  recoil. There are not mure than ten  people in France, including officers and  chiefs of government workshops, who  know in all details the set-rets of the  hydropneumatic- brake. Tbe pieces of  which it is composed are manufactured  separately. When they are adjusted,  there remains still another thing to he  done which cannot be accomplished by  means of a plan.or any kind of document, because the feat requires a sa-  voir 'faire or, rather, a tour de main  which can only be acquired by experience. As soon as it is accomplished  the brake is closed ''up in a steel ease.���������  Statement of Staff Officer in Echo de  Paris.  A Sew Departure In Letter Heads.  The Boot and Shoe Recorder frequently finds curious specimens of  business cards and letter heads, but  .one which was senttous by* the Wolfe  Bros.' Shoe company recently seems to  be worthy of more than a passing no-,  tice.   The letter reads:  IVood Rain-water. Nicm. Rain-wate.*,  Host* J������������w. Chicken ami I_g-_ Getter.  ��������� MoitTtiLTOx. Ark., Nov. 23.  The Wolfe Slioe Company, Columbus, O.:  Dear Sir���������Inrlo'cd  plc.'i.p  find  check for $1.1C0  In payment of invok-e of 1U-17. .  <   < '  Please place same to my credit, acknowledge receipt and oblige, yours truly,   ' ' ', -  '  * - * Wood Bai.vwatbr. c  ���������Boot and Shoe Recorder.  Coffee In Africa.  The coffee growing industry hi tropical   Africa   is   increasing.     The   seed  ,wns introduced into that country about  .five years  ago  by some  English  missionaries with the object'of ascertaining  whether -vthe resources' of  Africa  .were  favorable to the culture of the  bean.   The ground appears to be peculiarly adapted to the industry, as   100  tons   of 'coffee   were   exported    from  Uganda alone last year.' The result,of  this   year's   production   will   be   even  greater.  Nuremberg* Egrg-a.  A statue of  Peter  Henlein.  who  is  said  to  have/invented* the" watch   forward tlie close of the fifteenth century,  is to be erected  in Nuremberg.    Hen-  lein's  pocket ..timepieces were oval  in-  shape and hence were, known as. "Nuremberg eggs."   A'model of.tbe.statue.  which is oflife size and was executed  by   the   well " known   sculptor ' Moritz  Schultz of Berlin, was exhibited at the,  Par's exposition.   '- *.'  -      GETTING, A WIFE  ON  TICK."     .  Paper Fnrnltnre.  For some time furniture made of paper, on account of its cheapness, has  been very popular in English houses  where there' was a desire to be imposing, but where good solid furniture  would be too costly. Now decorators  of houses, even of those of wealthy  people, employ compressed paper largely, especially for paneling work for  balls, corridors, etc. Very fine baluster  rails are also made in imitation of mahogany. The houses of many artists  are furnished throughout-with papier  macho with metal inlay. Even flower  pots and vases which are generally  taken for majolica ware and porcelain  An" Ex-Tel e'srra ii Ii Operator's Story of  Ills *Coi:rtsl.__;>'Iii Ch.iex.so.,  "I found my wife in an odd way.!' said  an ex-telegraph operator who is now a  prominent officer>of,a western, rail road.,  "lV was my third year in the ,railroad  business, but I had not forgotten the tick  languagc, and I had a room in a hotel in  Chicago which had a 'party wall with a  boarding house adjoining. In this boarding house lived a mighty pretty girl who  was attending a commercial college in the  next block where there ,was also a course  of telegraphy-taught, and-I guessed-'by  seeingt-the books and papers .she-carried  that she.was taking.that course. You 'see,  I was watching her rather closely, for I  was interested from the first time I ever  saw her on the,street.' _,  _ ,,-.     .*.,,���������  "She was a stranger in town, .and-of  course there , wasn.t-hriy .chance for my  being introduced to her, and as for flirting she showed, no more'signs of it-thaD  a sister of charity .w<_nld. .though'I-gave  .tier"every opportunity." .1 found o,ut, by a  careful study-of windows that her room  in tiie' boarding house was next to mine  in the hotel, and- that only made "mc  feel \vors_-7-so near and yet-so far, you  understand. . I knew she would not be in  the school much in ore than three 'months,  and as half that time had gone by and.I  still had made no progress I began to  .'grow desperate, for I couldn't bear.'the  thought of losing her. You , know a ro-  taance like that makes a' deal-more impression on a fellow than the real thing.  "One Sunday afternoon _ I was in my  room, and she was in hers, .and I could  hear her driving a nail in the wall, and a  great thought'came to me suddenly. The  next minute I had caught up oue of my  shoes and was pounding its heel on my  v. all, but I wasn't driving nails. Not  much. I was making a telegraph call.  It wasn't anything in particular, only  an 'attention' call, and after repeating it  till I was about to give up in despair it  was answered from the other side. Thou  I telegraphed,' 'How do you do?' and  that was answered, a little bit slow perhaps, but answered all right,, and the  conversation continued.    . _  "She was not the most skilled operator  I had ever taken, but'certainly the most  interesting one, and we talked through  the wail till supper time. That evening  I began again, but she was not at home,  and when I got in at midnight I wisely  ���������forbore * sending a 'good night' to her.  Next morning I hailed her with 'good  morning' and got an answer, and then I  asked her if I couldn't meet her after  breakfast and walk to school with her,  but she would not have it. You see, she  was shy without a brick wall between us.  I was three or .four days pleading with  my shoe heel on that wall before she  agreed to meet me, and by that time I  had told her everything, and she just  couldn't refuse to give me some kind of a  show/ After my first walk to school with  her I was utterly gone, and, though she  staid ou and was graduated in telegraphy,  she never had.a chance' to practice what  she learned, for beforo she got a job I  had made her promise to marry me and  give    up    telegraphy."  MiiHJnriK-Ptl.    .';-������������������  "That man Newdleson never seems  to have a good'word ."or anybody."  "Oh. yes, he has. Iliad a.seat beside  him, going home tlie other night, and  he praised himself all the way out."���������  Chicago Times-Herald.  Tbe-���������ove of Kit owl edge.  A few pictures in books or on the walls,  a little reading now and then each day,  never overlooking a choice bit of poetry,  a visit to tbe art galleries, museums, libraries whenever possible, without neglecting the more practical needs of life,  and soon, while the mind is young, the  habit is formed���������the love of knowledge,  books and art will become deep rooted  and continue to grow until age comes.  When it does come, it will find gray  hairs���������yes, and wrinkles, too. perhaps���������  but it will also find smiles of contentment, with a vista of years gone by that  will bring memories of the past���������"and  half their joys renew.'  INTER-PROVINCIAL TRADE.     '  The Natural Market for the Produce  of Manitoba and the Northwest.  ,   From, time  to   time   the  Nor'-West  Farmer  has   called   attention   to   the  fact  that  British     Columbia  is     the  natural     market     of       the     prairies,  stretching east from the Rockies ,   to  the Red River  valley.    It  is  our position,     geographically,     that makes  this  so.   It 'is' a long  haul  to Montreal,   and 'when there  our farm 'products 'conie  into     competition*   with,,  those  of Eastern Canad.i,  and    later ���������  again 'with those of the world's mar-,,  ktits.    The   Dominion , go vernment. has-  been ' fostering  the     export  of    farm  products  to   the   olcl country foi* the  benefit  of the Eastern farmers,     but  ���������  Western" farmers   have   provided     for  them right next door a natural,market  in  the    mining    regions  of    the,' ,  mountains'.'      Like our  rapidly "developing country, thij market is a grow--*.  ing, one, and' owing to, its mountainous nature good agricultural land'is1'  scarce,   consequently     British  Colum-/*  bin, will never bc,"able to supply' the ' ���������  demand  for  farm  products ,from    its  eyer-growing mining-districts.   Here,,,  then,   is  an   opportunity  for. Western" *  farmers,   and  wc   think   -every effort  should be made to "supply this ' mar---  ket and  thus' retain  the  natural' ad-   ���������  vantages we  possess!'       ���������    ..   .     , ! "  In  past     issues     The Farmer     has  dwelt more  particularly     iipon-' .the  market  in   the, West  for  dairy     pro--***'  duce and* the need for  exercising the h  greatest care in manufacturing ! andH '  sending-only    the     very  best  article   ���������  possible.* But it-'is   ,not    .alone    for *  dairy  produce , that- there .'is 'a  mar-,',,  kef.r*.Beef,   bacon,, eggs   and-.poultry-.  'are also-needed 'in large and-increa_-  ing quantities by-the miners:   Seeing'  that this market'should be .ours,"we    *  ought   to  endeavor  to  supply'all,'its'."  needs. , Already -western- men are "sup-   ~  plying- beef,   and pone is coming"for--  ward  from'several -points,' but  both     ���������  ���������tliese, lines  are'capable'"of-great   de-    *  velopment,. especially- the   latter,    as-.L"  large  quantities'of  hog  products   go"'  into   British   Columbia' markets" from-  ._  both Ontario and,,the United States.,. .���������  With eg-������>-s and poultry we,nave done"^  next to nothing.'ip���������c market is now' *'  being supplied with goods, from jCJn-%  tario' and from the Slates ..lying"''ini- '  mediately to the south'of"British Columbia,   and   even^ from ,those,  as,.far  east as Iowa.   Should, we-allow- this? -  Should..wc not try to meet the want's'/!'  of our customers as far as possible.?  The-poultry "industry is Mire'-to grow"  in -the   West, ,and espoc-ally so -after  the. lessons,- farmers'/have  Had  the" '*  past season  of the" returns that    are.  .to be, had from-them. ".Why* nol__fo]-;_. \  low  it    lip?    Why*  not- - grow , more  ".  hogs,-arid feed them' so as to-   -meet"- -  "the demands   of this    'market?.   Why,,,*,  let   .--American eggs;'"  -which   * liave. *a"'-  duty, of 3 cents a dozen .to"pay,,. cop-**    ;  ture'.the.   British   Coluri.bia..-uiaTkct!' ���������' >'  when -we   should-.' '/old . i.(-. for our-,"',  .selves-?      We'believe    British"Colum- ,  bia merchants'would     much'   rather'  purchase their goods in  Lhe (Janaditin  West, if  they    could go."rh_m. /r.ut  they cannot.    As  showing    how   lar   '  .snort we come of meeting  this,  .de*-  mand,   we may state   'that   recently  ten carloads-.of eggs   were  purchased  in  Iowa for'British   -Columbia markets. ' If  it  is     necessary     to     bring  farm .products   past     our   own   door  from Ontario and from the Mississippi  river  in the United  _ta.es,  and if  they can afford to pay' ���������-_ freight, rate  of $1.94 per 100,pounds from    Iowa  on eggs and a duty of 3  cents a doz.  as   against   a   rate     from     .Manitoba  points   of $1.25   per   100  pounds  and  no   duty,   surely  there should  be'    an  excellent opening hez-e for  us.  The; weak place in our present system   of   disposing   of'our   farm     p. o-  ducts,   especially  buttor,'     eggs,     and  poultry,   is the slow   ,vay   1.1 ��������� which  they reach    the    whoi-.s:i!ui* p  hands.  Stocks   accumulate   j-i   tho     farmer's  hands  until  he   has   <__-.ou._.J*   to  make1   -  it worth "while to mar lest" them. Then  they lie  in 'the country storekeeper".;  hands  until  he. has   enough   to  make*  'a  shipment     to  the     wholesale merchant.    There is room hero  fur a little     co-operation.    We   belie..-*      both  the     Manitoba and     Terr:tonal  governments   could  and   are  wiling     to  assist in  developing th's   irs.d?  !*y de-'  vising or  assisting some sc.u'i-io     for  the   quick  gathering  .*.nd   shipping  of  farm  products   before   they   lo.st   their  freshness.   The Dominion government  propose to gather eggs from  the farmers  sending  cream  to   the   .���������reamer-;  ies.  by means  of the     cream  wagon.  Why cannot the local -government do  something  along similar   line's ?   * It  would do much to develop the    egg.  poultry and butter  industries and to  educate farmers  to  market, such  perishable products quickly.  We believe the C. P. R. will be  found quite willing to do anything  they can to foster and develop trade,  with British Columbia points, and  to help keep it within the country.'.*..,  The Dominion Express company, too,  will be found anxious to extend its  trade all it can, aod, therefore willing,  to give the best terms possible to  secure this business.\ If it should bo  found that freight and express rates'  are too high, we believe 'that a' con.  ference with the C. P. R. authorities  of those interested would result in-  satisfactory results  being secured.  Western farmers have not realized  the great possibilities of the markets  to the west i of them, neith?r have  they realized the great possibilities!  that lie before them in supplying this  market. We need to wake up and  take advantage of our opportunities!  or in a few years when we want to  cater to our natural markets, we will  find them already supplied and connections established that -will be hard  to undo.���������Nor���������West Farmer.  -.J  ������-���������*.  m  Mi  til  i'-al  ������-'_  ma '���������fit  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  MEN OF MARK.  ELECTRIC  SPARKS.  James Swann, president of the Atlanta  National bank, has given $20,000 to the  -Georgia School of Technology. (  Don'Luis Terrazas, son of the 'ex-governor of Chihuahua. Mexico.' visited EI  Paso. Tex., recently and in oue iii*.lu lost  ���������?'S),UG0 at the roulette wheel. ���������  K. G. Miner, who died the other Cay at  "Winchester. Ills., helped' Stephen A.  Douglas to get his' start toward fame  and was a friend of Lincoln. ,  The German emperor has appointed  Captain Hans Rufer of the Haini.urg-  Arae'rican.line to.be the,'nautical leader  of the German antarctic expedition.  ,. Congressman Shoup of-Idn.:o'has had  a u "adventurous cu: ?er. During the war  " "of the-rebellion he'was one of the best  .scouts in th'eca'uipaigns along the base of  the Rocky, mountains. * ���������*   '  Harrison J. Barrett, assistant attorney  for the postoflice department  at   Wash-  '. ing ton," has  resigned  to practice  law,, in  '    Baltimore.    His successor is George A.  C. Christiaucy of Washington.  *   Dr. Kann of Vienna, the latest .'irct_c  explorer,   is   also   the, youngest.     lie  is  \ -only 25 years of age.-but two years ago  successfully   took   his ,degree  in  philoso-  phy,;'phy'-*jcs and _inllie_natics at the University of Vienna.'gaining also the emperor's traveling scholarship."  The famous Kilties band of the I-'brty-  eighth highlandors of/Toronto have for a  drum major-Roderick Donald 'MacLeay,*  who is 7 feet 3, inches tall and-is said'to  , be the biggest'drum- major in the world.  Young, MacLeay is. in addition to being  a drum major, oi\ the f Kilties, a noted  athlete.    ' , ,  Baron de Reuzis,  the retiring,Italian  iH embassador'to  England,   has   been  successively "aid-de-camp   to    King    Victor  -   Emmanuel,   member, of   parliament   at  Rome,  minister plenipotentiary  at  Briis-  < pels and embassador to  Madrid.    Iu the  '' sixties he founded.the .'aiuou**. Florentine  paper La Fanfulla. '    '    *    r      <   ,.  -Frederick Swiohart," a wealthy citizen  of  Newton,   la.,   has  concluded   to  dis- .  burse   his   wealth   among   his,  relatives  -while he is livu.-r. l  llis method is to give-  to each one ther amount Jie thinks is his  ���������   due. for which he i..l--s~Si"Tp<*ei'pi.( which  Iip' turns over to.his lawyer, who v.-ill, ;id-  inini-rter on  bis.affairs when he is dead.,  jSo~far 75 relative's liave put in a claim.    ,  SenatorBaker of Kansas carries a very  curious pocket-nif-i-i*., It i> a little crystalline cube," about an inch square, as Mans-  t parent as glass.*. It is a piece of salt.   Underneath the fertile, soil of. Kansas* is,the  v. l>ed of a prehistoric ocean.   Ages ago the  "water of the  o<-e:in  evaporated  aiid*left  a solid mass of pure salt^liundreils of f(>et  Seoul, Korea, boasts of the largest  electric,plant in the far east with the exception of that a' Tokyo, Japan.  Trolley cars of a suburban electric railway near St. Louis have n complete telephone, outfit whereby their crews are  able to converse with" the headquarters  office on occasion.  i  Mr. II. Edmunds of London has devised' a means of insulating olee.rica)  v,-irps and 'cables with paper M-nked in  resinous matei ials atul ���������xidiv.cd oil*- The  jimper is wound *=pij*i|J,v .-hunt the wire  and afterward --ov.r������-*d with braid or  ;oi_i. other fibrous material.  The largest telceraph pole in England  has been erected at Ilfriieon.be.. It is, to  be used < for wireless rHeirraphy experiments between the Muml-h-*-������ .ii.k. Ilfra-  combe. The height is 1 Hi feet ."> inches.  It is 17 inches in diameter at the base,  t'ap'-ring to 3V_ mct-es-at, the. top. Its  weight is nearly two tons. It has been  placed at a depth .of sis feet in the solid  rock. '  PERT   PERSONALS.  It seems to cost Count Castellane more  money thau it is. worth to live.���������-New  Vork World.  It looks as if Tod Slot....- would be  obliged In walk or take n s-treet caruext  veur. ���������Chicago Record. .      "  Mr. Lease doe.n't look upon it as n  divorce. He,is disposed'to regard it as  a deserved pardon.--Washington Post.  -��������� The , LTon. Terence Mc'dnvi'rn seems  to'be about the most strenuous* thing for  hi.- ounces this side of the wildcat family.���������Minneapolis Times/ , .  ��������� ��������� i. .  Ex-King Milan wants ,an. American  wife. It may be, hoped no sensible Yankee girl will marry a king out of a job  and a bard winter at band.���������Si. Louis  Cost-Dispatch.. '       < s,    ' . .  It is to be hoped that General Isaac  Khan, the new Persian minister, will not  play' football, as it would be dangerous  for Washington society if rushing the  Khan should  become popular.        '  HOUSEHOLD^ HINTS.   "'  Where brasses are much discolored an  Application of a solution of salt-and vinegar is advisable before;,using the customary brass polish," as the work of "polishing is much more quickly" performed.  Uand>ome gla-iS vases may be kept free  from the accumulation .of dust nt the  bottom .by inserting n wad of tissue paper the color of the vase when.it is not in  P.v  taking  this means ..of  the brilliancy of the  ket'piug  glass is,  under" what'..is  now'ihe  surinee1 of'the  r.irt.r>     ;���������/'��������� ." .-     *- ���������    '"   .  j.   -. _���������- *  ��������� ' William'' Richardson. ) who succeeds  ^General - Wheeler, in .congress, was once  sentence.! to hang as a Confederate spy.,  He was a soldier at, the age **.f 17. was  captured and wa*-. making hi-- way hack  to the Coiifeder.,,f,1v,,.vhen be wa*- found  by the Union troop.**- In the company of a  notorious" spy and was sentenced to be  hanged with the spy. An um*\pec.r<l attack on his captors by General Forrest  resulted iii his rn%cvc ,  ���������ni.milling-  Resorts  In   ST-r.t3_erl.ini..  , One need, not travel to Monte Carlo or  other gambling: icsorrs to be relieved of  any superfluous cash, for there arc-dozen*,  of places in Switzerland known by the  name of kursaals where av "customer"  will be ' accommodated. Although the  play,is limited by the law. higher stakes  are winked at. and one's losses���������for one  invariably loses with an S to 1 chance  against at the race horse game���������may easily run into four figures during the evening. Some sensational facts have come  to light concerning the kursaal in Geneva, which is one of the best of its kind  in Switzerland. The proprietor lately  informed a correspondent that he could  not possibly afford to run his theater and  ���������side shows and engage well known artistes at a huge salary unless he could  recoup himself from the takings-of the  gaming tables.��������� Loudon Mail.  use.  them clean  retained. ���������*' ,    '  Oidmary dirt may be easily removed  fi'onun!_.L..st. !v.by the application'of soap  and water, but if after thi_. treatment  ->,iiuus still remain cover with whiting,  leave for soiu('"hours, wash off the whiting with 'clean water and rub th-  where the stains were. c  pu: ts  THE  PEDAGOGUE.  Oxford is the greatest university in tho  world.-It.has 21 colleges and five nails.  *  -.Juvenile smoking seems rathe^'approv  ?d  of-than  otheiwi-e  m   Australia     Incredible though it iuay apiiear." ili'-y have  alreadj   di.-cu.������sed   tlie  im! vr-alulit,.   of  at  taching -moking rooms r-u the -chools.  ��������� Sir William Miui-   win*  will.retiie .'ton.  the   piculency   of   K.linl'iiis-1*   umw-i"-it,\  early  in the new   ���������.-<*.ir.  t- ovei   S<> years  i>f age and ha** luni: been ntie of the fore  most figures in Set.;I.<mI"t- educational cir  you.  He Didn't Find Her FIrat.  He-*-Darling, am  I the first man  ever were engaged to?  She (indignantly)���������Sir! Do you think I  could live for 20 years around where  there were other men without having a  chance till you came along?���������Chicago  Times-Herald. ���������'  JAPANESE  FIRE ^STRINGS.  I; next ���������.������*<������ tod   U-KotlHtn.  would not rxpi'd  to find egotism  po-tage   stamps,"   remarked   the  ditoi  to the horse editor.  "Om  , among  sna'.e i  *������V       ������������������  "And   y>i   when   1  ���������stam[i.-   i������ my   p>>< K  *>tu'*k   oil   lhi'lll_<elvi'S  icle-Telegmph.  put ;i few posrnge  : I soon find tbetn  " ��������� I'lits-burg Chron-  It's a Short Road  from a cough to consumption.  Don't  neglect a cough���������take  Ft  'S    '  oosumpiion  .Cure  when your cold appears.- The  " ounce of prevention " is  better than years of illness.  " Words cannot express my gratitude.for the  good Shiloh's   Consumption  Cure   has done  s me.    I had a chronic cough���������was in a danger  ous condition;    Shiloii  cured the cough and  saved me from consumption."  . J. E. STURGIS, Niagara Fails.  , Sh.llob'8 Consumption Cure ia sold by all  druggibts i������ Oanadn and United Stat**������ at  25c, aoo, 8SL.00 a bottle. Iu Great ISritnin  at Is. 2-1., 2-4. 3d., and 4. Cd. A printed  goiaranteo fgnea with -every bottle. Jf you  faro not satisfied co to your druggist and get  yornr money back.  Write for illustrated book on Consumption.    Sent  without cost to you.    S. C Wells <% Co., Toronto.  Dlsplaya  Adapted  to a.  OoIl'_t   Uonse  or Small Apartments,  Pyrotechnics in Japan is an art which  has been developed almost'into a science.  Besides the colored fireworks of the ni_rht  there are day fireworks, which depend lor  rneir effect upon colored smokes and objects suspended in air. and, daintiest of  all. there are tiny parlor fireworks which  can be used in a doll's house or a Harlem  flat. The prettiest of these is the tire  -.ttinV. It looks like a short piece of poorly made red -cord, hanyiu# from two to  four incite**- in length and is no thicker  than common wrapping twine. The material is a stout paper similar to that employed as the wrapper for firecrackers.  Within this paper there is a small amount  of combustible powder, composed of gunpowder and, steel filings.  Wheti the end of the string is ignited,  it emits smoke and sparks, burns slowly  and forms a molten ball, which increases  in size up to the half way point on the  string. It then apparently boils for a. s*.c-  oad and begins to contract. . Th is is the  signal for throwing out a wonderful  stream of sparks, stars and fern shaped  tlames. The display lasts from a half  minute to a minut.j and then nothing is  left save the charred end. Sometimes, instead of steel filings, copper filings are  substituted or powdered brass. These  give flames of greenish blue. Strontia  aiid zinc are likewise employed and produce scarlet and stiver lights:  In .Japan the fire strings are served at  dinner parties, from three to five being  .given to each person present. They are  lighted from the cigarettes employed by  tlie guests and form a pleasant incident  to the feast. They are cheap in Japan  and can be purchased at the rate of three  or four for a cent. A few occasionally  find their wiiy to this country, where they  bring from D ���������������*������ U> --.(.nts for a bunch of,  U'U.  Trials, of Trar.lern,  "Did  you  have any  trouble  with  foreign languages on the other side?"  "We got along all right with French  and German, but we couldn't understand  the English."���������Chicago Record.  tinefnl 3i_*s. Blfsxas.  , A traveling preacher' says that during  his ������.iay in a certain little town he had  rather a curious experience while boarding, or, rather, visiting round:  On my first .isit 1 explained that I  did not drink coffee. The ne__t time my  hostess retnatked. "Vou don't drink coffee. I  believe?"   '  "No." .-aid 1. "I do not."  On ( my third visit. thi> time lo an-  .other house, there 'Mine The .-ame question and answer. Again and^ngain it  huppei-fd 'on five or *-i.>. ���������different -sojourn- Then I grew* ctuiou-. and when  l-jy in..*--.'!������������������-.���������- i eumrlM-d I hat 1 did mil drink  coffee I said: *���������    *  ,    "No.. 1 do not. but may 1 ask  who told  you ?"'  ''Mrs. I-Siggus," was the reply.'  "Who is Mrs. P.iggus?";  .' '.Well, she is the only woman iu this  town", whom we can secure for domestic  ���������service. .Everybody who ha& entertained,,  you has had her while' you were there.  She knows what you like aud has told  ua.'all."���������Youth's Companion.   r  CEYLON AND  GREEN OR  INDIA TEA  n  BLACK.  renewed: VIGOR.  Because of their Purity and Cleanliness British  grown teas are becoming* more popular, every'  day.   Don't drink impure and doctored Japan or,  China Tea any longer.     Insist that your grocer  furnish- you with the delicious, palate-pleasing  teas'of 'CEYLON AND INDIA.  .FRILLS OF   FASHION.'  BROUGHT ABOUT THROUGH THE  USE OP DR. WILLIAMS'  .    PINK PILLS. ,  Alia. 1'ett-i* Itearner Tells Mow 'l'li._e Pill*  - n  lteleased Jl.r Froin.Years  of Neur,*il*>  glac Pains   Alter   D ctors 'aud'  Oilier  ,   Meriiclnes Had I'li-l-Ml.  1        y  .Among ,thc best known   -and o__ao9t  respected residezits "of    the township  of Gainsboro,- Lincoln/county,    Ont.,  are Mr. and Mrs.  Peter Beamer. For  a long time Mrs. Beamer was the victim  of .a  complication, 'of diseases,  which  made her ��������� life  one  of    almost  constant misery, and from which, she  nearly despaired _, of  obtaining j* relief.  To a reporter who'recently interviewed her, Mrs.-Beamer gave tho following particulars of her illness, and ultimate > cure -������������������ "For  some  nine    years  1 was    troubled   witli a" pain  in the  back, and neuralgia." which caused me  .unspeakable  misery.,    The    pain     in  my .back   was   so * bad that "whether  sitting or lying down   X suffered,more  or "less torture. 'My appetite'left _o.e7  'and'I suffered from headaches accompanied  by attacks  of dizziness     that  left1 me at  times  too weak to   waLk.  My  nervous  systeui was   badly   shattered,    so   that    the slightest,   noise  -would "tstartle me, - _lnd-,my   sleep at  night; was   broken   by, sheir  exhaustion/" 1-'was under   the care of  three  different   doctors   at'  various. Limes,  but, did not succeed, in getting more  - than   the merest  temporary relief/ I  I- was   fiually. urged-;'to   try  .Or.   Williams'     Pink Pills,    arid  got half . a  dozen boxes.   In the course'of a few  weeks I noted considerable  improvement,  and as a consequence, J* gladly  continued the use of the pills  for  several months, \\;ith Lhtf result  that  every  symptom* of' Lhe malady     left  me, ancTT was able to do my housework without  the   least  trouble.    As  several   years   have   passed   sine*.- '  I  havo used the pills. I feel safe in saying that  Lhe cure is permanent,     and  the resulL also verifies the claim 'hat  Dr. Williams'  rink    Pills  cure     when  other medicines     fail."   The reporte*.-  can    only add that     Mrs.     iWuiifir's  present   condition indicates a  slat*-* of  perfect     health, ' and speaks     louder  than mere words, can do,   Ihe  benefit  these pills have been  Lo hor.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have restored more weak and ailing women  and girls to robust health than any  other medicine ever discovered, whioh  in part accounts for 'their pop'tlatity  throughout the. world. TIk-s-p pills  are sold by all dealers or may be hud  by mail at 50 cent? a box, or s>'x  boxps for S2.o0, by addressing Lhe  Dr. Williams Medicine Co , Brock-  ville,  Ont.  Long' gold chains are heavier than  they'were and interspersed with links  of enamel.    .  "���������   Some of the wide trimmed hats are  faced with soft breasts, ^vings and fur,  'and the effect is very becoming.to some  faces. .  Shoulder knots' of panne velvet made  with the ends finished with gold aguil-  letics arc used on both day and evening gowns.      '  Low. broad hats of black velvet or  shirred taffeta are very 'much worii.  and shirred net is introduced'with the  velvet with pretty effect..  "No*gloves aud many rings seem,to be  the fashion among'some women at the  "iheater, hut ymr will notice if they are  swell, that the sleeves ,are ,very long,  extending well,over"the hand and quite  transparent. '        <   *  Boas are made of white poppies wiLli  black (-enters and finished with plaited  chiffon.ends, la fact, it is dillicult to  say of what they are not made, so  great is lhe ,variety In the shops, and  whatever j.he material they- are very'  full, -.\irli long, soft ends.    .  Yards* and yards of narrow ribbon  velvet are'used en evening'gowns, especially, those made ,of net with  flounces, trimmed with graduated*rows  of velvet. Printed panne ribbon is  used ou tulle gowns, and so Is while,  'velvet ribbon, which is very effective.  Short dressy coats, of black, velvet  made with fancy.vests and fur uuder-  sleeves.are one,of the winter modes iu  which, young women delight. Lace outlined with gold applied to cream-cloth  ip, one' style of , vest. ' and anoi her * is  made  of delicate-brocaded  satin*'t'lu.  j    The popularity of London's munici-.  pal- bands has grown  by   leaps.   and  bounds  since  they  first ���������**.tarred   their'  performances.     The    mode-it * _.3,p. 0  then gratited has now had 1 o ba' ii_- -  creased  to  nearly ���������__.(),000.; Th'e' sum,  set. apart in  1901   is'' ������9,500.      Last  season ������9,000 was devoted to bands,  and  1,045   performances   were  given. ���������-  -"**  A great plunger, is now '  and  drowned  in a pool.       ���������     ,  then-r  ������������������&&���������,  Brass Band  Initrunr-enti*, Drums, Uniform., Etc., ., (  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest'prlcoa ever quoted. Fine catalogue  60J illustrations mailed free. Write us fpr anjr>  thinff in MuhIc or BI us teal Iiistruuie_ta.      < ,  Whaley Royce & Co., ^ftg&fiiJi  ��������� --.._._.  t9 Our Gasoline i  " "Lamps   seir*  .- t~,  , ' ������"���������������   i'  _.-������_!. 1*7 ,'*"  ti\'iy*i_ ������������������  ..  AGENTS WANTED,  quick wherever 'shown in hotels/stores""''' *"*  and houses.  Cheapest, brightest ' and' f>' *y'  safest .light known  to the world to-. V* ���������-v  "day.   Big money for agents/Send for.,������ ���������������������.  sample and^ get' ���������'your  territory    at   ���������-;*/,.__.  once.   The  Incandescent  Gas,    Larnp^ '���������. ^\7y-'  Co.,  191  Thistle' street,' Winnipeg.' - ���������_,,,,  %.Z-.  ������.j.*t -'  *. - i  -.5������'_������������������.���������..,���������. *l  ilt, iJ  . v    -f I  1    *  ���������^S-^0M^  -^  /Gfl������-  tlowers  cord.  belli*?' outli'-'.d  with the gold [,  Manufactured' by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg.          -^ ���������    *,* t  ���������MMKMUMBj^_-_*---__M_M*������������������������M_  A  NEW  CREAM  SEPARATOR.      r!  _ , _   . *        *  I am introducing one this year of yery superior merit, and if you buy without writing  tor. my descriptive Catalogue, you will be  doing yourself a great injustice. . ,    .  Shipments of Fresh Butter wanted.   "  Wm    Rr������Atf     soc l'������cJflc Avenue,  Will.  OLUtU, Wl_NIl'_G.-  ^4'  1*.  ./' .  >*_     '  .������.>.   **-      -"  A Severe temon.  "1 suppose that when you are" facing  the audience across the, footlights {-you  forget every thins except your artV'\        vr.  "Well," answered .Mr. " Stornn'ngton  Barnes,',"! used to rail; that way about  it. But I once had a treasurer who tried  ���������to"'take ndvant.i'ii* of my forgetfulness.  so 1 endeavor to express my artistic, en-  thut-iasm, as it ������������������������-������������������������������������������������������'-* -* ':ttlo more conservatively." _        ' r,"  DfKnppoiiitment In Lovo,  On.  sometiuii's  hi-ars tin* rernatk   "So-  nnd-*<o has had a disappointment in love,  aud il lias spoiled his tor hen life." Spoil  i'd!  'Can  any   land  of  loving  spoil   life7  Docs it not mako life larger,  fuller. i\rh  er. evn thotisrh il 1 *i-sxi>t with it some Mif  ferine?   I'roiidly and thankfully doe> tin*  strong mouI iiccept Mich exporience.    I������ it  not  lietter to love and miss response tlitm  not   to know  Iuve7   Ask  those  who  have  thrilled  with  its power aud  fainted  with  its hunger.   Whitman could sing. "I loved  a  pen-on ardently, and  my love was not  tct nrued,   yt-t   oat  of  this  1   have  made  these song*.."  "Love makes a way," but it is  sometimes uphill and a very tiresome  way.  WHEELER & WILSON ������������������RTwWI-,:,-V".;>SI;  MACHINE -with Rotary Motion and Fall Bear-'!-- -��������� ������y ���������- - ---J.  ings. ranking it run J<j easier Jand-V_ faster. J.- x' j,.,f c,-* ���������**���������������������������*���������  E. BRYNA-s, General Agent, ltil Thiatlestreet,       ���������"���������*"_ ; "- vvj->-  Winnipcg. ������    . "    *.,    n > >*'      ���������*_   .'/- -f>r-) ���������.V'.'^V''-1"*'.',  Love' may be blind, but 'the girl's  father, and the" dog seldom lequiro  the services of an oculist.  U"T-.^rANA "RELIANCE   CIGAR  I UO^AHA,    FACTORY, Montreal  Ijord Roberts is the iirst, man ever  entitled to wear ,the Garter, the Victoria Cross, and the Order of St.  Patrick.  NO    PROHIBITION  .... to send your orders large or small to ' --  PAUL SALA ^Wlnesi Liquors  Winnipeg, Man., 546 Main Street.  Furs Native Port for Invalids, f 1.35 p������_ gal., f j.fe  doz. bottles. ,r  Best Whiskey, $3.75. fi. $3 50 Per -_r������l.. $������. *7-*������S. %*  doi. bottles.       ( t  ENQLiaM.   French and German spoke*.  ���������I*,'  EVERYBODY i\\\  10   Plants   a   Garden'  Trill Bar Seeds, why.iiot.  Buy PERKINS' SEEDS  THK   l_.J-._.  1901   CATALOGUE    FREE,   a  J. M. PERKINS, Seedsman  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  Says a Kentucky obituarist of'his*  subject . "She was wafted into the  g-looiu of eternal lig-ht at 0 o'clocK  in  the morning."  Catholic Prayer 'gSSSi^Sp  al_>rs, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Ctanrob  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders receive prompt attention. D, _; j, satllier & Co.;Mo__tre_l  How^ This?  Wi* i ffer On Hand ���������'d Dollars Rewur.i. for  a*.jy case of Caturh that cannot )x> cure*, hy  Hall's Caturrh Cure  F  .1. CHENEY & CO.. Props . Toledo, O.  We,   the  iUT-.r--ig-.__d,  have   kno-\vii   F. J.  v./1ieney for the Inst.l.-) years, and believe him  ������ rfectly honor_i..lo hiaf- business tranpa-flions,  ,uid ii i ncially able o carry out any ol-.-Iig-.t-on,  made by their Ann.  a est & 'I RVf\x, -A hole-jale Drii|.gi*<tH Toledo.O.  ������������������V_t.t>i.\o.    KrvNA.v   &,   Makvik,   Wholesale  DrngK'*'*-. ��������� <>le ������, O.  Halls .'aiarrli Cure is fakfn intornall.v acting flirwdy uiK.ii itif l>!ood aud muv.Ur uut^*  fuct-'Oi tlm.ysif-ni. Price, 75c. per botrle. sold  ���������'.v all drugg -ts    'lostlmoalais free.  Hall's F..uiily Pibs are tiie best.  The Bible has been so callc-d  for the last 700 years. Tl was  merly called "The Hooks." or  "Divine Library."  The King of Sweden and Xorvvay is  noted as an admirable linguist. When  the Oriental congress met at' Stockholm some ;years ago h.- a��������� i(I,*vss d  the assembled scholars . in tin- languages, of the nationalises to which  they respectively belonged, <i:ul ..-poke,  with equal fluency in _5ngli.sU.. Fivnch  German*, Italian, ' Kusr.ian ..ml .Vjan-  ish.  The Cape to Cairo telegraph has  now been laid to a point. .50 miles  beyond Xasaoga, in German East Africa, and 190 miles beyond the southern end  of I_ake Tanganika.'  The  cost   of     Queen     '.Vilh.  wedding robe is stated  u>  be  yard.  Be true,   even to your enemies.  _*������������������������������������ ������������3>3 S3 _>333>?>33>3gL.  BANKERS AND  BROKERS....������������������; .  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG  Stock, and bonds bought, sold and  carried   on   margin.    Listed  mining stocka carried  &&/ /iWd ft   <'���������&***  _____  (CiI__B___L_."N_) IiN'J_vVyr_  *��������� i  -Muefl "E\_.-y Wednesday.  ,  W. _t. .ANDERSON,  -    -   ��������� ,_xaaxKt  The colainns of The JSrws are open to all  who wiah to express therein views on matt  ���������rcof .public .interest.  "���������*.  ,   While we do not.hold ourselves -.esponsi  ble-for tbeuUeeanceB of .correspondents, ������e  reserve   the right   of   declining to  insert;  votnmanieations unnecessarily personally,  w?-" >\t::slJxVY, mar^h ��������� _/. i -oi.  _____        1  8'"  l: -'���������  lyy  1/  I'-.'  i'>y  -.  ii.  CRUDE PETROLEUM.  ������Oa������ Tfceorr ���������* Its Effects ~W_e_ UseA  Airalnat San Joie-Somtm.  Crude petroleum .as ;an .insejatlcide la  Tery recont, .nnl that At 'would -require  Mome time to ascertain Its esact .range  ������0f usefulness-must.seem reasonable .to  ft_as������ who remember that iparis ^gi-een,  movr In universal use. was'long opposed  __s dangerous to both .plants and oon-  tBiXtuerm o? plant products and that the  ...mixgtiiQt _b awefumeas was not estab-  !ll_hc4 foa? >maoy .years if indeed lt can  ������������������ lb* Bakl to be .fixed even now. Paris  jjgy.u_ la fatal:t_<���������_ cv-rtaiu tbxss.of Ln--  .sects And _ -alao laeai to plants, but .  , ftliere'-tftm _i_Cj*tu of tutfety in'tfce.aif-  tffcrenee __5Kitt*oe_ 1t_e -amount which Is  -fatal to db>KectB awditbeamourtt fatal to  (plants; _������nce we use it as mil Lusecti-  ��������� ccfd���������, H_is'u_argln .of safety ile :not the  -Bajneiforafl-indscqT vegetation, and In  _eme.casosftt-disajipears.altogether, the  plant,-be_^ i���������ior.'sensitive <to the poi-'  tgou tttan *_ie f'lnsect .-Infesting .'It    .To'  . Beam aH_hls hasi^required years af-aes-  {pesime&t"-^nd experience'.at m* 'cost uff)  cnxflny dead plants and*-.many lost crqps.  I80 uit must not :be -considered-;as ta 'dte-  ccouragemeitt 2i������ -soma Injury .is cia_Rv.il  Iby th*_ne.\v;prodxict.  My own erperi n.e_XtS' had 'been :i.d rani- .  tfc>nnly.Hafe:anasuceessi'iil -that .toe u������-  Aiatlsfactory -outcome .'In .a '.number dT  -teuiscs seome_ inconiprdhensiblo **__.st_  *K-ar������/ully ..Investigated. St* was .found.  .first of .all. thatmianyoi'^iiosy *\!_o Tia-rt  :������!-_ t_e >_>.] sand isullored .injury vhsli  >d.������ue so %v,:fthoUt'ev^r'.having, seon or  tread auW^Ms ���������'eoncef _ing film' !i_t?_-o_  tot:lts -uso. tSKhors . lind .us*.! fit Av,itJpj;  ai:i.y-:W!pn*rd">tc the question whether th.e  . -'ttivonra-i-ed It or;nat orlh&n.boon oiipt--  VftiU'A :Uy tthe tin.iderrtol -n.<su_t .*������c:������-'l-<. E  ia*s.reneweU\������jgor.in -treateditrues.  I .Ik-BTX-* wwr������. ������.uou_|L u-thi:r .tfH-s'-G.di s.i_-  JJr:*7 :se<mrwthpre oil ���������wos ir.rtellJireuily  iU--Al.'to lTrre<.ttattent*lou>toi.T3ie-ni!iten:fl  3: ..if. nu\\ h --was 'fhun .fou:iO ith.it ������t>-  ������������,-nr������������������crs.detpatroh _m" Hind _io oeliEit'"  a ijnin.: -in ttlio trnBu: (that ,'i_ ������ox\v-  ur....-������ 'vrfUuceB ������������������oil.*" ".fudl mir' -or *rtn-  ..fti-rmeU-Ke 'oil". had '-been <r,t)lfi aul. .ae-  ' ������.. -ted ag crua*u*.oUrnnd'tliat:n "a'crolplr:  cctt.ilu" was th������ exception in:her Ulann  .'the rulev. When .my .attention .was  ���������jd.-.nrn to -the-differences :iv. --se .callell  "-���������crude p'Ttr.'.eurn.' il -_rst<c_ snll tested  tt_t> material '.with ������i_lch itus own es-  3perlment������ were made :itn!1 f omid tt,rlT.  Ut had-������.8pffcl_c gt_vity of-?_ degiots;  con-the-Beaume dli"*fi{_ale. .In-color it*wt_t-  <_dcrk greel* -Kb -ther -oil used, -as far  _aa tested .by m^ ..egraterefi :higher .than  Cthla. but inuc-iO'f it was-uecidedlydcw-  *������r. some -^termediate" as low as 3T> -  ^degrees. The -latter -was almost -uui-  fforiuly'iatal,-and on .trees-on which "I  .appliedat myself In-exkctly tbe way'I  tost d vffapessi raigllt icruEo "k _ille_d .per.ch.  UJlum:ii3_ltc'h������^!y. __d:f.terwardil.secured  ������._RT_i_le -sff -an oil tha J Imd killed a  gjurnber of peach trees at White .House.  IK j. This had a specific* gravity rof  fS7.6 degrees and was reported by t-:  tcUc���������list -as ��������� probably mixed -.crude. ojdE  distillate. '.Fu-th.er-lngui-.y ^howe'rl thai  <������ven straight .cruQestdill'ered widely:m  <color, -In-specllic gravity and-in oth_r  N \*-ays. Krotn t.Ue Pnci(tc-*coast tl -i������oeiv-  *������_ letters claiming.that!to spray������������������crucl-e  -**il undiluted .was an;ici_possibility.;anil  ���������tomo .of .my 'eastPfn -corve_pandenLs  anti'de.-a.jflmllar claim.  '���������From West '"Virginte iRrrf^eesor _lop- *  fl_Mns of _fc exp*n-iine_t-otation reported  tresults *.\^lth crude ..oil -fully -susti Iniug  _my own .conclw.'Dnfi -_nd. as the oil  rased ''byi_*F<eo:.stitue_ts came froiut'iie  tfleld'a nem-iby, -it -..rus aetermiue'd --that  H should 'y'fJtf'fhlK locality to fiscortnin'  Uf possible juv.t -what sort.of oils coulii  tbe'best used for i-ise.eticide-purposes.  Vrom -personal observation ancl iln-  _-&rKiatlon-obtained it scem.������'tliat na.t-  rUral crude'���������������������������oils ��������� do ���������.-cotripa.rn lively Iii He  iiiljnry. to-vegetation unless the applica-  itfc_ .Is very excessive or long ooniin-  toe'd. From; almost every -well there '-is  f-Some Overflow down liJll in a fairly de-  .flned channel. All -vegetation is kille'rl  Un this channel, but trees and shrubs  _nay:grov/.at its edge. It was-the te.ti-  ttuony-o'f all witbi whom I spo_e-that  rwhen-wells were shot and oil soaked all  ithe-trees round about there was Injury  tin .������xcop���������ia_a-l*<_s(**s only. The oils tost-  *ed by-M^eVran-high. reaching 47.5 de-  / grees,'ia;spi*$>i!^c ��������� gra vi ty.  . Perhaps rtii-i^is a good place to ��������� note  -.that\ even itn -straight crudes there is  tconsiderabUv range' in specific gravity.  gjr the: report of the Wefit��������� Virginia geo-  ilogical survey for 189S-0 the specific  ^rrvtty of 93 different sair-ples of oifa  iis.___Tiven, aHT-'oiv rt.f*v--.-'-:': lis.    -Tii"  I fi;:-ei ti .'!i.'0:il.V'ytu".weil-^"rvMLp-.������i- l������>w.u  !*.*-ejiiling.     iPrur.)  ���������_*2.,*.l -i*Kpi������rU_ee   fhis  w< p.hl be je -dangerous "dil'-to ni-e for hi-  ���������seetieide Tutrpcsos     Onv wtfTi -y.i-lfh- .a  black  <til. >'r.<K*ffte gwivity 3S degre-v-t:  one   well ,a  irreen   oil.  ">'.) d'-grees. *'-vd  two wells a given oil. ?>W/-j. degn-es.   'A'il  rS these would  be dangerous to phnrt'  "life.     One  green 'oil   runs 40 degrees,  -.two green :and two .amber oils rttu 41  ;   degri'es.   and fall   of :these  'mit*?bt   he  ;iiarinful on mwaCh *or plum 'trees.   Thus-  , '.10 samples-wtt of *)3-would haveJto'he.  i "rejected for insec-tif-ide puryowrs unless,  j 'being mixed with lighter oils, the spe-  I rciric gravity Is brought iibove the dan-  I wv  li!:e.     Oils of 42  degrees and   upward .may; he -considered   safe      The  lightest snmiJle "listed'Is one-of (13% de-  crre-'S. and this is an sn._t*_t*i" o'il. ������ Thirteen   samples 'register "ffl 'degrees   or  i   over.  leaving 70 that run  between  40  j   ami  49 degrees, the majority  running  ,nearer to 40 degrees-than <to S-4-degrees  '   both  in green  and, in amber.    It  is a  , '.fair  requirement,  then, -for .a straight  ���������   crude petroleum that it should, have a  ;.  specific gravity of 43 degrees or over'  '   at a .���������temperature of 00 degrees F.  Anything less might be,harmful, anything  more than 4."- degrees ���������l*s.un.._cessary. ,  ARTOFPYiaXr-tAPHY  * VERSATILE DECORATION   CAPABLE  ���������OF .M-AN-Y   ftf"������Px."lC*ATIONS.  The Kecesinni-y i_-i**truinent-si. Inolij-1-  ln{_ Plntiimra .I'.oitstN. an������l .(l������������*v tn  U������e    Tlieui ��������� i-wllintnnr.     'I'l-uct loo.  . Tnbor-pt ^n .nrnkcr W*ji-!������.  . The .variety'df use's.-to .W-iriuh jpyrog  rnphy   may  be appi:ctl   is enfiiesra.     It  .lends Itself 'especially fto Sib.^ ������bio������d  treatment of large *sui_::ces. liiit it can  also be used .in-the .adorutu'-nt iof I lie  most dainty articles by 'delcicate lines  and soft shadings, says us (lood Oome-  keeping '.wilier in l jis-eface >to .the fol-  low!::g.practical inritruci ion-*;:  - The   iron   style   of  ea.liu   -day's _ha's  ^eeu .replaced .by -a _'uint ^of -platinum.  DKCOl .ATiCD* T'.VIlORl IT.  Platinum Is'aiseu for .poker v-������.rk. lie-  cnuse itJis the only .nutal that wili  absorb .the -gas of the naphtha by  winch-the supply o? ibuat is siv^tainvd.  Tiie complete outfit consists of -platl-  nuiu ,points. a '*->0*'k covered 'handle, a  length of rubber tubing, a uaphiha  bottle (provided with counectious -lur  , tubing, -ii spirit lamp and a rubber  bulb with tubing .attached. It is also  necessary 'to have some .alcohol and  naphtha.' Be sure to have the naphtha  bottle tightly corked .and. never open  it in <a room where ������li"e is a liglit  or the smallest spai.t. .,t-t;.t' as it is  very inflammable. The alcohol also  should be handled with 'care. To do a  variety .Of poker work m* outfit.of several points -is necessary, but it is well  for the beginner to have at least two.  as illustrated in Figs, -c and d. Tbe  . first of these. ... is .the more important, as with it both .outlining and  shading can be done, -'but the second  is better for -backgrounds.  Before attempting a design tho beginner should practice on a smooth pine  beard or a piece of whitewood. which  Is better, as the finer grain malceR practice easier. To light the point put some  cotton wool in the naphtha bottle and  .fill the toottle about one-third full of  nophtha. Connect the bottle with the  ecrk handle and with the bulb by the  rubber tubing, hold the point In the  flame of the spirit lamp until it is thoroughly heated and blow gently by  pressing the bulb until the point becomes redhot. The point may now be  withdraw-' i-'om the flame, and its heat  can be ��������� . i up and regulated by the  pressure-on the bulb, which forces the  vapor'of the naphtha through the .tubing Into -the point, -where'lt burns. The  lamp may now be extinguished. The  object-of the cotton -wool in the'bottle  __is to give ;more evaporating surface.  Fig. -a shows the apparatus. * Sometimes-afoot bellows (Fig. b) is used ln-  , stead of the hand bellows. This is less  tiresome and gives the operator both  ���������hands for work.  Now grasp the cork handle, not too  ���������near the  hot point,  and  try  to  make  -true, even lines on the pine; board.  This  at first-is<very-difficult, for an instant's  delay  in   the  touch  of  the   point  will  make a hole or deep dot in the wood,  ��������� and  the 'line -will resemble a smudge.  To overcome:this'first trouble bringithe  point upon ��������� the board with a sweep of  the hand and lift it off in the same \.   y.  .Keep this sweep as even and licrbt. as  _p_SK_T3-e,ramr_i you .nave -a"firm, clena  j_ine.. The ;beglnner -will succeed .more  -easily <if,*_e-point is not too hot.  Try   different   lines   as   you  -would  learn   fto   shade   with,  a   lead -pencil.  Ij-.STBUMKN.TB USBD IN THK A IST.  ���������Make parallel lines, -long and short,  .broad' 'and narrow, even and graded,  .straight and curved, as shown in Fig. e.  Designs are to be used In the fol-  ilowiug manner: Draw them on the  wood aud burn in iirmly and lightlj'.  A quick'.mode Is to trace and design  -.on-a piece of,, tracing paper and then  ���������transfer lt -to the wood by means of  ..ujpres'.lon paper, then burn as de-'  ���������sen bed.  "��������� Opera -clonks are "now ,nlmot=*t smothered in chiffon, lisse or muiissi-liut* de  ".sole. Ermine and sable mink arc tbe  ���������most fashionable' furs.' and mink i_������  quite charming on strawberry iiau pus-  4ei blues-or,heliotrope.  An _.-_cci>tIctinl Ccne.   .  rhyslcian���������You "should eat plenty ot  ���������fru'.t.  . Iatlent��������� Why so'.?      '        '       ]  Physician- Because lit .will do you  'good.    A,man (iu: i eat toosiiuch fruit.  Patient���������Oh,' I don't know. l-:J v..*u  ���������ever hear the story of Avian, and live,?  x ���������Chicago __S"e;s.s_  Perhaps.  Customer���������I'm looking for one of the  dati-st  books.    It-don't-recall  the title,  *lu_t it's,a long"st,ory-of war. .   '   ,  .Vew,Clerk-Heme's.one called "Whe'E  ,a Man's 'Marrled.*;   .Maybe that's'it.���������  Philadelphia Press.  Eduon ..oiinB  Xotc.  *>ij  OJ't.  \  PI  .ft  'ti*i������n-������i*'Tpn���������k to Tiv-tff.  '   "Whart is- -family rtree?" nRlred Mm  '���������young person. , '  "A (family,tree," answered T'.IiR.s r������v-  ���������enno. "Is much .like other-trees���������\e-y  :stnrdy near 'the roots, but becoming  ���������"'more and more frail anil unsubstantial  -S.B it ^branches out."���������Washington Star.  Tlielr  Cuiitiom  O-J-t'Ctlo-U.  "Those <-nptious New Torkcoiitics ol>-  Jected to a ui'TV .prima donna  because  "jsIh'-wus too fat.  They*said she had but  vane pose and that wasn't graceful."  ���������Objected   to    her   .adipose,   eh?"���������  '���������.Cleveland Plain Dealer. ! *  At five Reception.  p>r,-f;������:-ri������-.v1���������_f-.dr.ijTi.  you "Pre sitting  iiiii my hat!  Mrs. Averdupoise��������� I don't mind It in  the least I'm quite comfortable,'thank  you.���������Pittsburg Dispatch.  Visitor���������Well. Cyrus, what part ol  your school life dp you like the best?  Little Cyrus���������Tbe  recesses  and  the  .vacations.���������Chicago .News.  Incomplete.  "I suppose Peckman Is happy, now  he has a handsome wagon."  "Well. I don't know. What he needs  to complete his happiness is a nagless  wife.'6���������Philadelphia  Bulletin.  Hard  Ln.ck,  Traveler���������(Jet on,.man; get on! Wake  up your nag!  Driver���������Shure, ~sor, I haven't the  heart to bate bim.  Traveler���������What's   the   matter   with  ���������him���������is he sick?  Driver���������No. sor, he's .not sick, abut It's  unlucky ;he : is, sor,/ unlucky! Yon see.  sor, every morning afore I put'.Mm. in  the car I tosses him whether hoLll-have  a feed of oats or I'll have a drink.of  whisky, and the poor ba'-tehas-lost five  ..morniyg.-, win'X'uurl- P.u.n.di^  MIOES MiB  ' -aawsd*!���������*_><  McMillan 5ttr .a- wool  TO  CO.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS  V      ,200-212 First Ave. North,' Minneapolis, Wm.  '"J  <.    '  mm mrewery ���������,'.  P.P������sh Lagep Beep ?n the m-ov.nce' '���������  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  f i i        ^  t  J  A re������ ard'of $5.00 will be paid lor information   leading  to  con\ici.ion  ���������  persons witholdine or dostr.yinj. any   kegs belonging tto  this  con-i-aiiji,  ���������* '. HJNRY -BElFtiiJ, ':jjanaaer.:  .   ''J  DC  CO;  :,i  t   >i  WhGlesale., Wine   and   _iquor    MercHants  -v; -nanaimo!- b'c.  ..-   '���������:"'���������  l^irect Irqpopt  i  1 ii  ,y\  -t_  "j  of \\h>teand McKay^Glasfiow Special Sc'oich.Whisky,  J:������s: U-'aison & Co., iDundee, Glcnlivet.  R. ivicNish & CoM-Glasgow, Dr. Special. * '  Al. Demerara ancl J.imai-a Ruvn, ��������� ,  Guio.-***-' SiotJt atnd l.ass' Ale.' ,  r. .'i.cliCugn.ic*, in the very,best cjuali'ie-,.  l\>r:; Shrrry, Clarets, Etc., Etc.    i���������   ���������      ',  ' ALWAYS ON HAND���������A Carload of   Hira-tn    Wc Iker    &   'Son's   Rye  CORRFEPONrSNCE EOIiTCITEX..      , c.  Wh,is^:i3S  r. o. B- *X 14.  ���������_������������������  '  MRS     -PEMCE-L-J.^urse,     H.juie  v C*   ^ { **  c1 -suing ami ^ ahliiu-.- a..il Ir  . n.g doue.  * .Firai Stieet, CuuiUiiautl, B. Cv        ,  IiADYSMlTH  '[(Exterisi.n)  iiOTS   FOKVaI E,'  ,     l Apply to,  mil5m8 L. W. NUNNS.  Sportsmen!  .BEFORE BUYING  AJGiin,  RiPlE,  Amrnunition  Or anything in the  Sporting l_iri_  CALL AND  SEE  O.H. FEOHNEH,  Of Cumberland.  Ue Can Save  You   Money   on all  Purcl.R-t.-s.  HOME CROWN  Fnuit and Ornamental*  Trees,  Roses,  ;" Shrubs, Vines, Seeds,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Extra choice stock of Peach, Apricot,  Plum,.Cherry unci Prune Trees. *New  importation of Hrst-c'.asH Rhododendrons,  Roses, Clem-Jtis, Bay Tie-.cs, etc. ���������8n,(.������.o  to choose from. No oyents or coiinni.'--  sion to pay. Orders dug ir..one day, y���������  can get it the next boat. No-fumigating  nor inspaation charges,  plete lisne of<:fea-; supplies.  Greenhouse    plants,  'tural   implements,    etc  most .complete  steak.in   the   Province.  Send for catalogue.  M. J. HEWBY  VANCOUVER, B. C  .WHIT������ JLABOH ..ONLY.  I carry, a .com  seeds, ;agric.ul-.  Largest    and  Espimait * Kanaimo. Bj.  J   ��������� * v  _<������!*VJ_\_  .���������vJ._Ai-j^,*a_rTi-_*; ;-.-__��������� __���������_,  "VICTORIA-COMOX  ROUTF.|  16th,  Taking   Effoct Tuesday,, Oct.  ;  ' 1900.  S. S. "City of Nanaimo.'  _  Sails frotfri' Victoria Tuesday, 7'  a.m. for Nanaimo and Way p<������rtti.  Sai.s from Nanaimo, \\rednes-  da|y 7 a. m., for Union Wharf,  Comox and Way ports..  Sails fnm Comox' and Union.  Wharf, Thnisday 8 a. m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.   *  Sails from   Nanaimo,  Frida3T 4r  a.m. for Comox and Union   Wharf  direct.  Sails from   Comox  and    Uniou  Wharf,Frid:������y 6 p. m. for Nanaimor  direct.  Sails from Nanaimo, Saturday-  7 a.m. for Victoria and Way porta..  FOB. Freight : tickets   and State  rom Apply on Doard,  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  ?rrafficojtltt anasre  Black Ciafflond '���������'��������� msery  QUARTER WAY,Wellington Road:  HUTCEERSOH  &  EBEET.  20,000 Fruit Trees to   choose   from,  liarge Assortment of Ornamental,  Trees,   Snrubs  and   Evergaeons,  Small Fruits  in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to. ���������   *    '������������������  8i2to                     P- O. BOX, 190.������-  E@R SALE���������Cooking stove (wood  burner),    also    Singer   Sewing  ��������� i  Machine.   Apply to  A. H. Mc*.  Callum, '.Cumberland, B.C.  i\  HEM  am Stevens  Ideal Rifle.  No. 44.  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0_e -evening in iVeru.-iry thro* j.ontlt-
smen wore'rowing,in a sut-jM ski IT un the'
bay in -..on. oi' St. Augustine, Florida,
iu  lhe  Southern .States.
After, thoy hail been rowing . for a
time, one of tin.* throe, who,sat in tho
stern of tho boat, arose, und. for somo
retisou. attempted to pas, the one who
ssat ou the centre . eat. vTh.s caused-.the
boat to give a sudden lurch to the fide,
iii sympathy of the extra weight, and
1he next instant the hoat capsized.   o
As the men al niggled  in the  water it
was   evident'' that - .two   <>1'.'  Iliein   <'0tild
swim,  and   that  one  of  them,   who  was
the'elder of the three,  could not.  , For
bome  reason,   the two  who  could  swim
seemed   to   be   pushing   the  boat   awiiy
i'roni the other, aud'iu  a  few, moments
: lie  sank  beneath   tlie   ; surface ��� -6f   lhe
water.     'Piien   tho   other . 1 wo   appeared
' io make an attempt to rigid (he .apsi.cd
b'eat, but it tilled with M-id"r aud .link.
' As the lioat said; tlicj two called loudly
tui-   help,   to   a    pas-- ug    ste'inier,   an.I
Ktiu.lc   out  towards   it.   /Those   on   the'
�� .steamer (about half a" mile. di.*tanl), had
.���'witnessed   tlie   "accident", lo   tiie   men,
faud a. boat  was being* k-*wored  to go to'
their  assistance even ��� before .their  calls
for  help' wore   heard.     . 0
The next day In the St". Augustine,
papers could'bo read a parag.vph among
tho local   item?  f-cmev. hat   like this:
/"FATAL"     * AOOIUKNT.���A        sad,
-.owning accident   happened on  tiie bay
last   evening.     It'( appear.-.'-  Mr.    Ueury
t   Demill,   w,th> '"his ' nophoW,  "Air.   .lames
' Claymore,   and   a   tVoial,   were   rowing
on, tho  hay in  a small  boiil.  whon Mr.
Claymore,  in  order  to ha sol  up  a cigar
to his  friend,   who -sal   in'the  i'*'*\".  al-
tomptod   to   pass   _\Lr.   Ik-mill,' who  sat
ou the centre seat.    Tlie ,.Midden  weight
i of Mr. Claymore ai the sido'of .the boa:,
caused the  boat to .go over. , The acci-
��� -tsent was -witnessed  from tl*.* deck of tho ,
pleasure sie.uncr,'"Cort!or.i,'' the captain,
of which ac once sent a boat to the aid
or" tho three men who were snuggling in
-tlie water.     Tt seems ?*[_���.   Deruill   could .
.���.ot1 swim and instantly  sank before as-
1 sista_.ee   could   be   rendered   him.     'fhe^
other   two   then ^.U'-uptod   to J cling   to"
,the upturned  boat.'but   it  soon   went  io
tho bottom. Fortunately both  M r. .Clay-
n.roie   and   his   friend ''could   swim,   and
managed  to keep afloat   until  the  '''Cordelia's"   yawl   'reached   them.     This   is
only  another  of  tho many instances of
the  folly of people  tvying to pass each
* other in pleasure  boats.     Mr. Claymore
is prostrated  with ������'ri��-'f os*.r his iite'ie'..
death.und has the sympathy of the com-
ii.unity."
Six weeks after the above incident, a
gentleman, who could easily'have been
r_oogni:.ed us Mr. Claymore, wa-s travelling* in a private I 'iilhnai. .ear on his
v*ay from St-Awm-stim* to New Orleans.
At'one. of the stations on the journey
thv gentleman, who was Mr. Claymores
���companion on the night of Mr. Domid's
.(loath, joined h'm in the before-mentioned Pullman/and the two continued
the journey together. After a formal
���exchange of greetings and tho bandying
-of some jokes at each .other's expense,
���Claymore took from his pocket ten ori*--p
$100 bills, and offered I hem lo his coui-
vpanion. with the remark, as they took
-teats near each other:
������There. Jack, is your share of that
Bit tie 'accident* of ours on the bay at
jit  Saint Gus.  last   month."'
"But, Jim," the other protested,
nren't you g'.vin" nu- tbe big end? T
understand you only got two thousaud
yourself V"
"That's so. There was only two thousand for me when th" life insurance
policy was <..v*'.ii-'"ii. the c-Mi��*r ten Ihou.v
and went to the govi*ru'��r. and the
younger kids. ]*>r.t. tl'at's uothiir., yon
did yov.r share, aud I p.-omisol you
.10 If.""
VBhi I don't r"c:u* ���( il. i'" y*in did.
You e-!giu<"*!-ed the i-.-hf*"'", and I mu--t
���Fay yy.\ d'd it to p-M-fec-lion. too. and
you're ent:tl'-d to (be hi-'g'-s! end. to tin.
whole j)01. '"or th.at neitjer.**
"Well.pocket your chips, we'll* not i.uar-
i-fee.-v J im'! ��� I don't ketch on."'
"I suppose it really has nothing, as
I guess 'after the knot is tied I shall want
the ���accident* to happen! anyway. She'*,
a line little piece of goods, as nretty as
tl.ey make 'em: and if I wanted to settle
down as a sober sides, I don't
know who I'd take fo-.- ke��.ps
(pucker. , Hut we've jrot to see
sunetliing of life bef or * tiiat
time cemes. and T tell you. Jack, we'll
have more than a time '-���ponding that
.���old mine of her*-*."
"Vim bt-t we will. Jim.    But, say. you
ii!vcr'!.-!il   me  wfl'.'it   happened   to  Alva.
Was .-hi*  drowned V"
Claymore, laughed.   . ' *     '
"T !-ee. Jack Whiter," he said, as his
laugh s-iibsided. ���"You think that's my
stock in store. But you're off. old fallow. I've ten,times ten in a bag, or In
other words, I've several accidents on
tap.  as good as -the drowning racket."
"But you haven't told me what happened jo AlvaV" ' ,
"Well,   she   was. just  too  sen.imei.tal
and trusliug for ifuylhiiig. Phcbored mo
with   lier  poetry   and  stuff.     Of course
ion know'1! had yellow IV..or in Tampa
when   J   was  a kid,  thai   has, made  me
'"im.inmc*;"   as   the   doctor.-:   call   ii.   or,
can't catch 'cm as I say.    Well. 1 took.
Alva to  Cuba   the- February, * after  our'
marriage.    I   told   hor  I wanted  her   to
write   a   poem   on   the,  ljcauliCul   while
island, and who w-vnt with hie as happy
a>, ji king, or queen, rather.    She didn't
get rhe poem quite finished, thought   Just
iihen ..he  was   writing  about the f ri mica L leaves .which   rose  up .to* claim  tho
love' ki__   of  the /breeze.'  and   the   murmur  of  the  virgin  spray on  tho wave-
.washed' sliore,    I   introduced   her   to   a-
���family that ha<{ a ease.    I told 'her, they
��� were poor, thai*tlioy had malarial fever,
and   mired .her   to   -t.'lieve their  wants,
and hie.*;* your soul, I 'didn't need-to give
her tl._'socoi'u hint, for if there was one
thing Alva'was long on, even above re-
citin' and poetry luukinVil w-��s iharity,
She said '.I'iri just proud of you. my    husband,   for   your( forethought .for   those
poor   unfortunate,' and was bound to kiss
'mo  riirht. thero:  and she took those un^
civilized* Cubans-  whole  baskets of provisions,  and the  rod savages never told
her  they  had, a  ease in the back room,
blit.encouraged her on.    AVell. of course,
you   know    'Yaler   Jack' 1 well   enough
to know that Alva could uo more escape
than   wo  could   play   up  angels'"aud  fly
lo   the   sun.     One .morning- she   didn't
get   up   to  go  io  thoso  Indians,   and'I
needn't toll you" the rest. ' They buried
her   near-the   sliore,   within, sound     of
those  virgin   waves.'    I'll bet  if there's
any- heaven she went there! but pshaw,
1 -don't, want to .think, about it.    What
-show   tlo   you   think   Uwyer   will -have
this   year   for  'the  ' Kentucky     Central
!��� takes!for li-year-oldsV"1,
""I don't, know, .lun. - .Morii?cyi-..is^_i
pretty ily^colf, and with Aker up. he
should inake-a* good showing. - I've- a
ctr.-iiglii tip. from the jockey.'fh.it the
colt".- sound. ' J shall put a hundred or
two -on him at 2 to 5. sell.n-i. But,
.l.itii. about (that Lossing gal, are you
going to play' the Yeller Jack racket on
her?"
"No,   you   fool.     Vou   know   L   never
play  the same racket  twice.     But.  say,
1 came nearly putting ray foot in it bo-
foiv I struck  the "accident' idea.''
"IJowV"
"Well, you see, I thought I'd be quite
Siife if 1 caused Alva to disappear and
cut off every trace. So I planned it :o
have a big * furnace in our Auklaud
house. I arranged to givo her a "strich-
r.ine pill at tea time, and then without
a trace of. blood being lefl.pat the whole
cargo in the furnace, and cremate. Do
.urn ketchV That furnace could bum
up any bone to powder. I'd tried it
often on ox-bones, and it was all right.
But just when I was ready, a fellow
was arrested in Milwaukee for cutting
lip his wife in a sausag" mill. There
was no trace left, but he was convicted.
That made me quit, and I studied out
the accident theory. Ami tha'"a pauued
out all right.'"    ,
"And have you got your plans fixed
for that Lossing gal, Jim; or do they
stand to be fixed up 3'et?"
"Oh! I have them in embryo, as the
Senators say." and he laughed.
TO   be   **_<^ill.liul;U.
A
A CHELTENHAM MAN IS AGREE-
��BLY SURMISED  AN CLD
GfKJQGrPAID.
ittr. Turner, After a Successful Effort
to Get Kid' of One Enemy finds
That in, .)oinj? So He Has Tut
Away Another.
LOGIC AS A FINE ART.
SHERLOCK   HOLMES,  JR.,  GIVES   EVIDENCE' OF HIS SKILL.
Dangrrons Fnetories.
Not fur from the i_wirl of New Yor'r.
city is a factory for the maniiiue'.f.re o!
deridly     poisons    in    ^uaiiti-ios    targe
cii'iu.-h to annihilate tne entire popula
tion  of  New  York.    The f.-ielury  is  sn
guarded that even its next door neigh
bors need  liave, no  fear of it. but the
possibilities slored there excite the im
agination.    No one niay enter it Avith
wellaware of the
slightest   eaivlessiii'S***.
re! over the swatr IM:.. some of the low-  j 0JJt  ,',-'s,H.ej.,|- permit     The employees
brained Tools     l n*:��y w-.ot  vour assist-     ..... ..���* ^j.,,,^,���-,....���
���nnee' again.     1 va anotbci*  Hung  up. my  |   , .     .
. ... ,. .     ,, *       ���_ ��.   i ii<iii.,ei    oi     im
sleeve, provided we lose on    lit* circuit.   .   .���, ,.       . ,,       ...
...t- ������     i   . .   - i      i      ,.���*)������  ' They uiamifncture. amoii,'utluM* tilings.
"We  . what have you <m loind now" . < . .,      . '   .   . y
-n-ked the one addressed as Jack. j pure,anhydrous acid,  which is so .Ian-
"Nothing much."   mmchMiantly  replied  } W���"* t,1!,t '�� -,ts .Pumsbito  it is  not
Davmore.     "On!v   T  am   to lie  married *��� placed in the market.     1 here is instant
j.e.\-t month.M       ' I deuth in its fumes if tbey nre permitted
'"The devil' you  are!*' S to escape.    Nitric acid is stored iu an*
"'Yes; sure's your born." \ other part of tbe factory in  big glass
���"Who to?" I carboys.    The men who work in this
"My cousin. Elizabeth V,o-sing.    She's     factory realize that a broken carboy of
rich  as a  Yni'dorbilt.  nearly.    Owns  a  ; nitric acid/would mean a disaster, and
whole gold mine in California. I've been j they trejit.lt with the respect which it
-engaged for years.    Since we were kid;,  1 deserves.   This factory and others like
really."
"And does she know nothing about
>o"v o'.her wife who died in Australia?"
"Not. a ftarnerl tiling, nor anyone else
in this cor-ntry. You bef; I've kept, tha-t
secret to all but you, Jack. But she
did in Cuba."
"I thought it was in Australia. And
���what do you want me for, if the races
���don't pan out?*'
"Well, El.xabetli may bo -a little in
the way of our enjoyment, lil*e Al--a
was, and wo mny want an 'accident.'
tto happen."
"'But  what  has  that   to   do   with  the
(
it are guarded  more carefully than a
safety deposit vault.
Sorry   He   Spolie.
He���I believe those philosophers are
right who say we are little removed
from our barbarian ancestors that
roamed the wilderness clad in skins of
wild beasts.
She���Oh. I am so glad,you said that!
It reminds me that I want you to think
about getting me those sables you have
promised me for three winter*, now.���
Indianapolis Press.
Cheltenham, Ont., Jan. 28,��� (Special)���A fortunate man, indeed, is Mr.
Charles (Turner, of this place.' For
years Mr. Turner has been suffering
with kidney disease. It gave , him
great pain, and for the last two or
three years,rheumatism has added to
his* already heavy burden of sickness, and he" has seldom (known
ah ' hour ' free from pain. .Not
associating, the rheumatism with
the old kidney trouble, and despair-'
ing of curing, the former, Mr. Turner
bought and 'used Dodd's Kidney Pills
to, try and dispose , of the kidney
trouble. Ile^ used a few boxesl and
the pain in his back Kept getting less
and less, and fina.Iy went away. All
the unpleasant symptoms of kidney
trouble disappeared, and what- was
still more strange/to Mr. Turner, he
has not since "been bothered with
rheumatism. ,���>    , '
He is - so grateful for the'miraculous results of the treatment that ho
lias been cheerfully telling his friends
and * neighbors ��� his ��� experience. He
says : "Dodd's Kidney Pills have
cured me of-a long standing case , of
kidney disease., I was also a sufferer
of, rheumatism, and although I took
the pills for* the kidney trouble, I was'
surprised to find that when this disease -was cured the rheumatism also
disappeared. .This was over a year
ago/and I have' not been troubLed
-since. I iised. in ��*.ll six boxes. The,
first two boxes did not-appear to do
me any good, but I* persevered and,
the result is that I am now .. heal- ���
thy man."-    _ , �� ���     '
Of course, to those who recognize
rheumatism as''what" it really is, a
symptom of kidney .disease, there is
nothing -w.onderful about Mr. Turner's experience. Dodd's Kidney Pills
always .-.cure Kidney Trouble, and
with it" JRhcumatisni, Sciatica, Lame
Back', .' "Neuralgia,* Heart Trouble,
Dropsy. Diabetes. ' Brigh't's -Disease
and iiny of *.;the other many forms in
which*it may and often does appear.
STAGE GLINTS.
Sir Arthur Sullivan was knighted by
the queen in 1SS.3.
Odette Tyler is to play Katberine in
���'The.Taming of the Shrew."
Mrs. Jessie Bartlett Davis has made
a successful start in vaudeville.
Florence Rockwell lias been engaged
as Henry Miller's leading actress in
"Ilicli.ird Savage."
Richard Mansfield has decided to produce Stephen Phillips' play. "Herod."
in New York about March.
Nat Goodwin once aspired to play
Shakespearean tragedy, but tho nearest he ever got to it was a burlesque of
"Richard III."
The dramatization of "Wheu Knighthood Was In Flower" was made by
Paul I_ester, the author of Ada Lie-
hairs'1 "Nell Gwynn" play.
.Betsy Ross, who is given'by history
tbe honor of Having sewed the first
Atnerioan flag, is to be the central figure of a new play by the author of "My
Friend From India.
Egertou Castle, whose novel Is tlK>
foundsitlon of the play "Tbe Pride ol*
Jennico." is an authority in England
on fencing and ha* written several
bonks on the subje-rt.
American dramatists must be working haul .Miss <!.:we (Jeorge bas bad
"JOii plays sent to her since her stiee<-ss
in "Her Majesty." and Miss ('rosin an
had more than this offered her.
Hilly 'I.merson* is tl minstrel who In
b!s day* and ���generation amused -in Infinite number ,of people It bas been
estimated tiiat In his career he earned
over-KUHl(>.(���()<>. but now be is ill in <*in-
c-innati. and his condition is said lo be
one of destitution.
' No Sure T_ln*f_f��_ .
"This- race problem." , said . the
thoughtful man. "is a problem in very
truth."
"That's so." replied the man whose
clothes were able to speak for themselves. "No matter what system o'
bettin yon follow you're bound to git_
throwed down some day or other."���
iMiiladelohia Press.    .
It Has a Co��Icing Sound.
"Lord Roberts has handed over the
command of the British forces in South
Africa to (.eneral Kitchener, and that
officer will try to roast' the Boers to the
queen's taste." remarked the observant
boarder.
"Iu a Dutch oven?" asked the crosseyed boarder.-���Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  .    '
A successful man is entitled to less
praise than the man who makes another   effort  after  each failure.
Takes a Man He Never Saw Befor.
and In nn Instant Fiads Himself In
Possession of tlie Individuol'i*  Prl-
', vale History.
---."Ilah!"   exclaimed   Sherlock ' Holmes,,
Jr..  pausing suddenly and  looking, at a
man   who,had stopped,ai  tho corner  to
wait for a car. '    . '
"Do you know him?" asked his companion.
, '"i never saw him before." Mr.' Holmes
answered., "! have never"* heard his
name. Until this moment I have been
in-aware of his existence. He is u married man. He has been married twice..
Lie has a sou. and that sou is the child of
his lirst wife. �� lie,, and his second wife
have bad no children."    *'
"Ah. Sherlock," said the other, full of
aiuaj-.eniont and cuiiosity, ""you aro a
constuut source of wonder to inc.' Often
1 lind myself lying awake at night thinking about you anil'asking myself whether
you aie really human or not."
The great amateur detective permitted,
himself to smile faintly. This Was unusu-,
id for him. After u brief silence he replied:      '      -/     t
'"'I hero is uo reason why you should
n*-k yourself .u.eh question*.. Tho��-e it*
iiothing Mipernatural about these dcinou-
Ktratioys of mine. Observation���th.-i't is
the secret of it all.. Do you know . Mow.
many cracks'or joints there are in the
sidewalk between your ollice door and the
eoruii- where you take the car'.'"     ,
"Why,   uo."   his  astonished   friend   replied. " " -.'..-
- "Can7 you  tell   me how;, many  of your
elevator boyV teeth- arc*tilled with amal-
>���-.'. in V"     ',*--*��� ��� *       ���
���-* - , .* �� j .
"Certainly  not.    I never looked ,nt hi3
teelh." ^ .      '       a,'' '
".lust as I thought. No wonder, thou."
that you are astonished at my-woude-rful
deductions. Now. I suppose you are anx*
Kui- to find nut'how I know that this man
hi*.- been a widower and is married again
ami has one child, the son <��f his! first
wife',""   '��� .'.-���'
vYes.' I would like to have you explain
it. But I can't imagine what the cracks
in the sidewalk and the, amalgam in our
"���'levator boy's teeth have to do with the
case.     ' -
"There you go;.ju_ping at' wild conclusions," .Mr. Hol*aics;said," somewhat impatiently. "That-is jhe "thing"to avoid in all
cases. Don't jump' at your conclusions.
Reach"them by cool; deep'ieasoning. The
sidewalk and tlie elevator boy do not enter into this particular question. To begin
with. then. I know that the, man has a
pom because bi> bought one of those climbing sailors from that street fakir���oue of
those tin?manikin.*-., you'' see..,that go up
and down tbe string." -   , ''' ' c
"Yes. 1 saw him do that.",
"Very good. I am glad.'that under my
in.iructions you'aie'at last beginnmi; lo
notice things.-Now. of course he wouldn't
buy, a cheap toy like that for any boy
bin his own because he is well dressed
and apparently well to "do. aud a glance
at his face is enough, to show any one
who has made a study of human uaiure
that he is anxious to have the world
think we'll of him. A quarter is the very
least he would squander on any other
person's hoy. If hi. child were not a
Mm, he would have .bought a cheap doll
or a book, und that he lias only one sou
i-. ptoved by the fact that he didn't buy
more climbing sailors. No sane father
would think of taking just oue toy to a
home that was made happy by more than
one child. So you see we have clear au.l
abundant evidence on this point."
"Yes. but how do" you know he ha***
lieen married twice aud that this boy for
whom he has bought the climbing sailor
is. the child of his first wife'."
"Now," said Holmes as be picked a
long, brown hair from his friend's coat
sIppvo. "we approach the interesting (
point. See! He is'looking at his watch1
again. I saw him do that before, and I
noticed something that you probably do
not observe eveu now. There is a lady's
portrait pasted ou the inside of the case."
"What does that signify?"
"Ah. my dear sir, I'm afraid you will
n"ver learn to be. a great amateur detective. That portrait on the inside of
the case is a picture of his second wife."
"Put men-oftori-have pictures of ihe'.i
first wives in their watch cases.""
"Not after the only son comes to
town. It's the boy's picture that goes in
them, to stay till, the second wife ^arrives., When she becomes a mother, perhaps; he will have the courage to make*
anotlier change, but not before."
Having said which the wonderful student of human nature went upon his
way. leaving his friend in a state of semi-
stupefaction.���Chicago Times-Herald.    ,
AliHlendiiiK  Trembling;. ,
,    Annabel sighed tiemulously.   ���   ,
'  "I  Wii-*- a little goose when  I <*ot*sented
Iu be your wife.'" >he protested.
"Then  'why   did,, you   tremble   like   a*
fawn?" demanded   Harold  fiercely.',
It was that thought, of, having, been
deluded that 'rankled iu him.���Detroit
.Journal. > ,   *      ,
Sonic Basis For  It.
"I suppose that a pawn ticket would
nor admit a fellow to see one of theso
games on the ice." said Suuildig to Mc-
Swilligen.   , " -   ' '        ,   , ,
"Certainly'not.    Why should it?"
"Well, hasn't  it  so'meihing to do  with
hock,    eh?" ���Pittsburg    Chronicle-Tele*-,
�����!5h- ! :  -,  r,   '  H.
Proof Positive.      " ' ,
"Dey ain't no chance fer de eullud mait *
ter ri-;e, in dis country." "said the cotton
p'ekcr. ��� - '���" ,( * i   .
<   71   duuno   'bout'dat.','  said   his   fellow',
laborer.     "Wuzn't  y'o",olVs'  sou   blowoil
up by a steam engine?"���Arlautn. Constitution. -.
iMWorniiee Is UeteNtnble.
"1-rold that Boston girl \ didn't like
I'.merson." ,
' "Was she displeased?':'
."Displeased!"* She- got-nearly-.,as rnad
as. stio, did when 1 i-aid thai beans could
be 'baked without salt pork."���Chicago
Kecord.t, -..���.'
llndlOM of the .West., /-.'   ���
"While   Maymp   was  engaged   to   Mr.
Skag'gs  she, admired,.his di_:iiilied   bear*1 r
ing." ' *
'"Well?"       - '   '   . ''     , '
"Now.she call*- him 'thai- pompous old
aoot." " ��� Indiananolis .Iniirnul:    ' "  !   -V    '*
Dotnu   HI* llcul.
"Lester d��-*iir.""-:inl Mr*.. ��jbddings noxiously �������� h'-i bii>bainl.'"l dona like that
.trough of- vour.*- "
"I'm �����-**! r>\" !Mpli��>eJ Ciddiugs, "but It
'�� fi,(   '..-������ J t..��v.. ���"    T-i-Bits.   "
We Spring From Mad.   *. '
A  pood   deal   of   'pleasure  appears to
.have been"elicited by the proofs which a  ,
German   professor   has  made' public   to "'
show   that   we   are.; not  descended i from "
apes. It would seem that the apos branch-   '
ed   off  from ',the  direct'line ,of "descent *
about the timo that we did and,that they'
are,   consequently,' "our   cousins- a   goo'd^'
many times removed and not our remote ,.-.
grandfathers.    Personally  it  is' a "matter ��� .
of perfect indifference to ine- whether ,1
descend from an ape or whether the ape ,
is only my cousin. ,L>iiruig-the period that ..
covers the life of a- planet, or, I suppose, '
of a~ star, .there is a comparatively brief
period  when the heat and  the humidity-
produce vegetation,   and the outcome of
vegetation is animal life, if." indeed,, there
is any clear line of dernarkation between
animal   anl   vegetable  life.    We and  the
apos   alike   descend    from    protoplasmic
mud, ono of the most recent discoveries
being tbat all  molecules are a self contained electric battery.���London Truth'.
"VerbnJ" All Round.
Here is a' story whioh a the. tricai manager tells against hiniself. An actor
camo to him and applied for an engagement. Thero did not teem to be much
need fof him. but his demands in the way
of salary were very modest, and the
manager said to him:
"Well, you may consider yourself engaged. I fancy 1 can lind something for
you to do."
The newly engaged man looked at the
manager questidningly.
"How about a contract?" he asked.
"Oh. never miud a contract! We'll
have a verbal contract."
Thero was a look of inild reproach in
the eyes of the man as ho answered sorrowfully:
"Sir, the last time I made a verbal .contract I drew a verbal salary."���London
Telegraph.
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-^ ���������$���������  A SONG OF TRUE  WORKERS.  Tbe world is sweet, the v.or.d ;'s fair,  To earnest workeis all;  Its mornings tUivn ia beauty rare,  Its evening., tranquil fall.  ' Or high or^yw in its degree  Tlie task our souls must share;  it but its nobler ami we see,  Tbe world is sweet and fair.  The world is fresh, the world is new,  To tliofe that work therein;  It seem*! but to the idle few  '    AM stale and old with sin.  The blessed 'ones oi .abor'H clan,  Working with purpose tine,  Tbey fin J, the world, in God's good plan,  .���������Joievor fipsli and new.  ���������Ijipji'j  U. .-.lui'u.i.'iii bt. t-ouits Itcpul lie.  ������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������������������������������������������������������"������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������g)  " ���������,', OILY fi PILOTS CUB.   1  ��������� f  V  What Happened When, tho Ho.vt Struck ���������  gk ( n Snafj.  O .   I5V WIl/LMiH PERKY BROWN.  '(_������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������������������-������������������<8-e^-������-<5}-������-������.������^  Fred    Farrol,    steadying   tho    steamboat'.,   wheel   with   one   hand   and   knee,  .. ' loaned out of the,pilot h.'-iso window,.and  dropped   an   apple   oort-   upon   tho   bald  ,  '   head of a man on the dock,.below, who  . - was  watching 'two   deckhands  coiling  a  *!mio line near tho bow.    Tho man looked up quickly.     , , ���������       ,  ���������*.,   "Goodness!" exclaimed  Fred, drawing  .,/       huri iedly back out of sight.  "1 thought it  was-Steve.".' It's my-old boss.    I'll catch'  'ii now.'!,,     ,                    '    ,  r A volley pf angry expletives camo surg-  *    ing  ut)   the  ladder.     Then   the   sight "of  ,   * ,1'iiot  Baird's  inJlamed' visage appearing  ���������;.   above  the deck rail   was  too much  for  ,     Fred's resolution.  , ' ,   He loll  tlie  wheel.', bolted through  the  -pilot -.louse 'door and ran-plump against  another   man ^ who   was  inspecting  some  .    newly   painted   stripes   around- the,   tall  smokestacks. -.  -.   "Catch, him; Steve." called Mr. Baird.  '-���������riHeai-n him where to drop things.''  Stove   laughed   loudly   while,  the  pilot  - administered several  vigorous cuffs ,that  ] l   scut    Fred 'reeling   back   into   tho   pilot  ���������   house." * , * _,  "Grab that'wheel." roared the master.,  '  ' "Fetcli her round.    If the river was.low,  ive"d been aground.    Thon you would V  caught fits.","'    . , ������  ,, '    Fred,  suppressing a  tendency  to  sob.  caught the wheel, swung the boat to hor  course'and gloomily stared straight ahead.  "Look 'hero,   kid,"   added   Mr.   Baird,  wiping  his 'smooth   bald   place.     "What  *������l]you mean by such impudence?"       . ;  "*"I thought you was Mr. Iiawley. "in-  ' ' deed I did.'sir."     ' ' ���������  .'-  >_'   "Thought. I   was   Stove   Rawloy,   eh?-  . Well, if Steve'doesn't lick you. it'is all the  more'reason, I  should  give you. another  .'dose./I'll teven you up forVthe mate as  --. -well as my-cJf."'   Lay aft there and climb  .that* mon key-brace.   /Time you've spent1  an hour up there you'll havo more'respect  \ for your betters."  - '��������� '-*���������'.        ., _  Fred wenc'back to the smokestacks and  r    began'*to cliinb the iron shrouds  leading  to the groat gilded letters of the boat's  'name suspended high up between the tall  . chimneys.    Just above this was the mo'n-  ,  Key brace, and hero he must cling as best  be could 30 feet above the dock until his  'master should order him down.  lie hitched his toes around the lettering and held to tho iron rods of the brace.  a tiresome and dangerous berth at best.  Clouds "of black smoke occasionally enveloped'him,,the wires piuched his legs,  and theshivering jar of tho whole fabric  made'him dizzy.  The night fell quickly. A yellow haze  surrounded ihe -steamboat, though everything beyond .wa.*> blotted fiom si^iu.-  Fred saw a waiter go into the pilot house  with Baird's supper. Fred felt hungry.  Was ho to go supporless as an additional  punishment?  Already he had found tho glamour attaching to the river life was largely imaginary. He found that on board the  pilot is a despot and his apprentice a  helpless slave.; If the master was good  tempered, the slavery was lighter, but  the master was not always kind, and  cubs were often mischievous.  Tho iron rods cut into his limbs, the  smoke half smothered bim. and at last  he resolved ho would remain up there no  longer, no matter what happened. He  slipped softly .down tho shrouds whilo  the pilot's back was turned and ran down  the back stairway toward tho .steward's  pa *���������* t ry.  The lower deck was piled with corton  baler*. Fred ran into the steward"** room  mid seized the fii"-t eatables handy.  "I'm half starved. Neb." .aid lhe boy  to a solitary waiter who was present.  "Old Baird has had me on the monkey  brace until I just could not stand it any  longer."  "Marse Baird is a hard oue. sho," returned Neb sympathetically. "Don't you  want a cup of coffee?" '  "Can't wait. Me rnay miss rue." Fred  vanished, 'tucking cold biscuit and ham  into his pocket and eating eagerly the  while. -  The. hoy reached tho upper deck, safely.  Then the rays from a boat's lantern were  flashed suddenly in his face, and Baird  stepped from behind one of the -smokestacks.  "Down without"orders, eh? Thought I  missed you.    Just step inside here, will  At this juncture a violent' shock threw  both man and boy to the floor and completed the unlashing of the wheel. Then  came the grating, tearing sound from below that ran the length of the steamer's  bottom. ' '  The wheel mado a violent revolution,  some of the spokes striking Mr. Baird on  the head with great force, beat him down  upon Fred's prostrate body, where he lay  seemingly seuseless. A chorus of cries  rang out from the decks'and cabins.  "A -snag! A snag!" shouted some.-  "We're sinking! All hands make ready  to launch the^boats!" ,  Fred managed to regain' his feet.  Among the few passengers were* several  worn**." and children. When the cub ran  ������ut of the"pilot house, the steamboat wus  lurching to one,side. A tremendous,roar  sounded, and the air was filled with stoara  as tl-e water put out the furnace fires.  ,The boats were putting off. Fred shouted., But he thought of his helpless master, and despite'the latter's cruelty the  boy would not go without making an effort to save the.pilot. So he ran back  and dragged Mr. Baird from tho pilot  house.  By this time all-the boats appeared to  have left the steamer's side. 'Fred kept  on shouting into the night's blackness  that wrapped the'wreck like a garment.  While straining his eyes to discern  some sign of the vanishing boats,the cub  felt-tho water rusliing around his feet.  He severed a wheel rope with his pocket-  knife, bound,.it round Mr. Baird's body  under the'arms, dragged him back into  'the pilot house and climbed'to"the roof'  through a trapdoor, h__din_. the other  end of tho rope between his teeth. By  extraordinary effort he managed to draw  Mr. .Baird on to the pilot house, ioof,  though the exertion nearly made the boy  faint. ��������� ' ,  Fred hold tbe inert pilot with oue hand  and .clung to "the roof with tks other.  Higher and higher the water camo. while  the hideous gurglings wore sounding below.     ,j   * 7     ,*>   '     . ,* -  r Baird,began to revive. Fred gave him  water to3 diink from his own hat.' The  pilot stared at his pie^ervo!. ,       "-  ���������"What's  the matter?"  he., weakly do'  mandod.     .   " ' ������  "We ran "upon a snag and sank. All  the rest are either gone off in lhe boui*-  6v drowned, I gue.**s. -Looks like we aie  on bottom now." " .  The water, though within a few i__che*-'  'of.the  roof of-the  pilot house, did<*n"''  seem to be rising much.    Baird groaned  ���������  "That was a terrible lick," he, inutto"  ed, alluding to the blows he'had received  from   the   revolving ywheel.���������     "Didn't    I  Jiave you <ir>wn.' sorter?"  [   "Tho wheel  hit you.  sir.     I  hope yo1:  are feeling better."        . *  "Why didn't'you go off with the lestV"  .Baird .eyed Fred sharply, though the bo;  was unconscious of it in the darkness.  "Well,. I���������I���������-they-'didn't see'us, I reckon."    ' -   "/ ��������� - ,       ������,  ������"IIow  did  I  get up  here?"' demanded  Baird after a long pause.  "I managed to diaw you-through.thi.  trapdoor." , . '  ��������� .  . ".H-in-m-m!" -groaned 'Baird   ambiguously.   .*--_"  *. After that'he was silent again. Pres  ently Fred discovered that the water was  still rising, though -very slowly. .Apparently the hull ,6f the bo-at' was settling  down into the mud of the .liver bottom.  Baird at last nsticed it arid,suggested a  more alarming .xplana'tion  THE HOUSEWIFE'S PART.  Oh, men, and, oh, brothers, and all of you otben,  I beg of you pause and listen a bit,   *  And I'll tell, without altering any of it.  The tale of the housewife'! parti  r  Mixing and fixing,  . Brewing and stewing,  '* Basting and tasting,      "  Lifting and sifting.  Stoning and boning,  Toasting and roasting, '  Kneading and seeding,  Straining and chaining,  Poking and soaking^,'  Choosing an. using,  '    , Seasoning and seasoning,  'Paring and sharing���������  Mis is the housewife's part-  Filling and spilling.  Pounding an'd bounding,'  , i       ' Creaming and steaming,  , Skimming and trimming,  , Mopping and chopping,  '       ' Coring and pouring,  Shelling and'smelling,  Grinding and minding,  Firing and tiring,  ' ^Carting and'serving���������  . This is the housewife'! part,  A       Oiling and boiling and broiling, '  Buying and trying: and frying,  "' Burning'and turning and churning,  Pricing and icing and slicing,  Hashing and mashing and splashing,  Scanning and planning and canning,  Greasing and squeezing and freezing���������  ���������       This is tlie housewife's part. *  A'.h'ng and baking and making and shaking,  Beating and heating and seating and, treating,  Oh, men, and, ob, brothers, and all of_you other*, ( ,'   '  Da you envy the housewife's part?,  ���������Susie M. Best in New Orleans Times-Democrat.  0*>������<0**>0<*'0*������*0'*'0'**0 0"������*0*������**0**������*0,*������i0"t',0'������������0  he Reformation        f  o  .  *  o  *  1*1  of Henley  o  Ah Episode of Army Life In i  the Philippines. ' 6  By Will I_3vi___ton Comfort. - 6  your'  As the boy was pushed into ihe pilot  house Mr. Baird took'a rattan walking  stick from a corner. He had lashed the  wheel.  "Been eating, eh?" he queried. -'Who  told you to come down?"  Before Fred could reply-the-pilot'began  caning.tlie cub. Fred dodged. The pilot  seized him by the collar. The cub yelled  and struggled so hard that Baird. losing  all control of himself, struck the boy  with his fist. .    i     ���������  Meatiwhile.the lashing of the wheel began to loosen, and the boat swung slowly  from her course. The enraged master  pushed Fred against the wheel, choked  him with one hand and belabored him  with the other.  "The river inust be still rising,"- he  groaned. "Those last rains have done  the job, I reckon."  "Suppose I call for aid," proposed  Fred.  "I'd help you if I had the strength."  So tho cub shouted aiid shouted until  he grew hoarse, but nothing seemed to  come of it. Higher came the water until  Fred had to support the wounded pilot*  :n his arms to keep the man's head above  the surface.  "Fred," faltered Baird at last.'"you're  a good boy, and I'm a dum fool. You  climb that monkey brace again. You can  swim to the Shroud.*-., and you'll be safe  up there until help comes." '  "And leave you here to drown?" Fred's  tone was reproachful. "I would rather  shout some more."  And shout he did until he once more  had to give up. Then he rose to hit-  knees, drew the pilot's head still higher  and began to wonder how it would feel to  be strangled by w7ater.  "Steamer ahoy!" came very faintly  down the win*!.  Fred, as he afterward averred,  "screamed like a panther." After a few  moments of vivid suspense they heard  the welcome sound of oars and recognized Mate IJawley's stentorian voice.  (..uided by Fied's shouts, a boat soon  ranged aloug-ddo. and the two weie  taken aboard. The water was then a  foot deep on the pilot house, and the river  was still rising.  "Any one missing but us?" asked  Fred.   .  "I think not. In ray boat we 'lowed  you two were in one of tho others.  They thought you were in ours. We  didn't find out, the truth until we all  met on the shoro. Some of them thought  they heard you hollering, so I took the  freshest men and struck back, though  I must say I had but little hope. What's  the. matter with you,   Baird?"  "If it hadn't been for Fred Farrell,"  began Baird. Then his voice sounded  queer, and ho abruptly stopped.  After breakfast in the morning and  when Baird had been made comfortable  at a neighboring farmer's he turned to  the cub and. took the boy's hand when  no one else was looking.  "My lad," said the pilot in low. hurried, half broken tones, "if they don't  take away my license for this job, you  stick to me. I'll make it up to you,  Fred., You stay with me, and I will  make you an Al Mississippi pilot beforo  you know where you aro, and it shan't  cost you a cent."  . Fred   staid,   and   Mr.   Baird's   license  was'not revoked.���������Exchange.  Too   I_������rly.  Tomson���������Say, old man. why don't you  join our club?  Jonson���������I've only been .married' six  months. Come around a year or so from  now.���������Detroit Free Press.  0*0*0*0,,'0',,0*0 0*0.l>'0,������.0*0,*0*6  Lieutenant Konley was the son of a  rich man. . The lieutenant went on. to  Manila in a volunteer'cavalry regiment.  When the volunteer horse reached Manila, it happened that cavalry was Deeded.    Tho regiment was given a hundred  carbine rations, sorerul'pounds'of quinine  and a snack of bacon, hard tack and coffee.    Then it was told to get busy" seeking "googfes" to devour. ��������� It was' told to  tree all the rebels it encountered and tov  drive the rest oh .the running 'jump- into'  tho China sea.    It was old 'shoes for the'  colonel.     He  whispered gleefully to his  majors:, ' -���������''  "Just my brand of spitting tobacco. I'll  take,the youngsters out in some deserted  place and teach them which is the front  end ,of a ^saddle."        '   -   ��������� ,- -  .  A' moment or^two bef ore the start was  made, the colonel perceived Lieutenant  Henley approaching. - Tho young man  was mounted upon a fancy, gray gelding,  but ,his saddle.wa~s at' least" four inches  too far back.. The'colonel snapped, his  teeth together .with, a force Which -would  -have broken stones and greeted his subordinate this--'way:  "Young.'nian, do you -know you sit on  that horse like a shoemaker? Get off and  let one* of jTour men fix your saddle. At  attention, sir, when you talk to me. Now,  what do you want?"  "1 just want to suggest," said Henley  at last, "that I be allowed to stay in Manila for a few days.     There- are some  things I want to-get.   I would like to see  , Manila too.    Besides, father"���������  "Henley, if I hear another word from  you for ten days which doesn't concern  duty, and if you are not in your proper  place in the liny tiel'ore 20 seconds have  passed, I'll give you a. chance to see Manila through barred windows. As to  your father, be hasn't got anything more  to do with you now than a rabbit."  The regiment was broken in by a process as pitiless as the combined efforts of  the torrid sun and regular army discipline  could make it. It was ouly a skeleton  ontfit after six weeks, but this skeleton  was formed of the best bone produced in  the best bone producing country on earth.  The backbone of the frame wasi the colonel. One of the little finger nails was  Lieutenant Henley. Concerning this  young man the colonel wrote the following to father a short time after the regiment had taken the field:  "When j'ou set about to spoil that boy  of yours, you builded better than you  knew. He is the mnr.t IJioroutrhly -spoiled  young one I ever saw, He niii*-t he born  asraiu. I am trying to do thi*--. but it is  difficult. I may have to hurt him, but  I'll tvy not to kill him for your pake."  The colouel wrote other things to father.  The rogimont wns riding through a bad  country in Tayabas province, lower Luzon. Henley's troop was in the rear end  of the column. Up-to this time tho company had not been-encaged in a fight. A  few bullets had-'scudded through one of  the night camps, bin no one had been  hurt except throu,_Ii-sickness. the_saddle  or the sun. This day there was every  promise of a fight. The colonel bad been  told this by the trail. His brain was  deep in the game, and his soldier heart  was full of savage joy at the prospect of  action.  Suddenly Henley and his troopers heard  a scream from behind. The column was  halted. The colonel rode ''hack rapidly.  He found Henley and his troop white  faced and staring eyed, a group of powerless things, rendered so at sight of a horrid thing on the trail.  "Who is it?" demanded the colonel.  His voice sounded ugly in the silence.  The troop horses were sniffing the air  .nervously.  "Private Connely. sir." drawled somebody's voice. ' "He dropped behind the  column to tighten his cinch, sir."  It was the first thing of the kind these  men had seen���������a hacked body, blood of a  white man upon the trail. He hnd been  riding with them not a "moment before.  Now his horse, carbine, belt. life���������all  were gone. And bolns are not clean tools,  and Connely had seen what was upon him  before be had fa Hon The horror of it  was still in his eye-s. His fellow troopers  were sirk. afraid. They wrve er during  thp np'Tiy of helple-ssness. They would  march in o.ofo formation for'thp rev*, of  tbe day. They would dream that night,  and the sonine*-. would firp their _run<*. at  dyrk shadows, which their brain** plared  in _*_i:i ait. a  "Why didn't yon halt, lieutenant, until  Connely had jighti-ned his cinch?" a<*-ked  the '*r..������nel in a low voice.  "I didn't k._ow it wa<. necessary, ���������������������������ir."  ".Oo rjii. think vou are in the ciato nt  Miiine. lieutenant?" rhp low. remorselos<*  voice cf the commander went on. "Do  you know.that you '--liould either liav-e  forbidden him to halt or else ������taJd by  bim until he was fm the saddle again"/  Do you know that you are, in a measure  responsible for that"--  The voice of Lieutenant Henley wa-������  awful with despair. If ever a man looked  a' coward, it was, Lieutenant II en ley that  moment. If a man with sins unforgiveu  stared into the face of death, his features  could not havo roiloeted terror more than  did the bloodless, haggard face of Lieutenant Henley. The 'young officer he-  came afflicted with an insupportable nausea. It might have been tho sign on tho  trail. *Tho colonel rodo back to the head  of his command, and he wondered if  ���������thore was blood in the boy. as the father  had said, and if he could be born again.  The enemy was not .encountered that  -133', and at night tho troopers rode into'a  big town already garrisoned. There were  murmurings in Henley's troop when it  M-as dark. The men spoke to each other  about the affair, as soldiers will. The  word "coward" niight ,haye been heard.  It was asserted An whispers that the lieutenant was respoh.ible for the death of  Connely. --, Early' in the evening, while,-  Ilenley'was moving through tho ranks "of  his own troop, somebody struck--him from  behind.,. Others followed,,'the example.  No faces ^vere seen., An hour later Lieutenant Henley, bruised,-and dirt stained,  bad-made connections by wire with the  cable'office in Manila, and-the'following  in cipher was destined to reach father the  ���������ncxt day:, ���������       , "' ��������� , ���������  "Can't stand this.   Work my immediate  resignation. , Cable reply.".      ,*'.  "No.* no, colonel, not that."   -<  * The colonel was oideicd to make, this  town temporary regimental headquarters.  'There was a big'supply ot iorage for tho  horses.   .The  infantry  which'-had  garrisoned the town-was'moved out at once.  On, the third  day'a  telegram  came, for  Lieutenant1 Henley,'and in loss than an  hour afterward all messages topped miu-  ,deuly.'  The "nigger.*.''  had cut  the wire  somewhere "along tlie line.'  Once the' voice, of a torn soul gave utterance.  "Let the day, perish  wherein   I  -was-born and the night which said, 'There  is a man child-conceived.'"    The soif of ���������  his, father, gazed at'the. paper which had  been handed him for many minute*:!.    In  .ciiith young Henley had,.gone down deep  i..1o-thc dark.   .Had tho,father known he  could not have had 'the heart to pile upon  a universe of miseiy one added' burden.'  The young cavalry odicer bad-been laughed at. insulted, beaten w-ith many blows.  From a home where dci-irc knew 'not'the  meaning of denial he-had been cast upon  a land  where men  live like tramps and  die   like   beasts,   violentlj',   with   opened  Veins,' in the dirt.    He had been held responsible for ono  of these deaths.     lie  had been called-a coward! .And now this  cablegram was before him:  "Reverses. Resignation not accepted.  Remain for stated period. Spare expense of cable." . e  Yes, he had gazod upon tho paper for  many minutes. The fatal atmosphere of  dollars had lifted indeed. He who had  sat in a high place and commanded a  world had been told to rpare the expense  of cablegrams. Even his father had turu-  rd his face from him. He rai.sed his  eyes and saw only heat and hatred in the  heavens, for tho ..un had laded the bine.  The soldiers in the plaza saw in him only  .-in object to hate. The officers passed by  and saw him not at all. Of all the world's  offerings death was alone" to be desiied.  but not with knives, like that other.  At this moment the colonel, standing  not a rod away, gave this command to  his orderly: "Toll Captain Sanders, with  my compliments, to get his troop in readiness to start on the north trail to renair  tho main wire, which has just been cut  by the rebels. Tell the captain to report  to me before starting."  "One moment, colonel. May I not lake  my troop out and fix that wire? I'll do it  quickly, sir."  Lieutenant  Henley  was  tall.     Tie had  the look and the talk of a man.    At this  i;-io:neii!  he would not  remind oue of rim  prodigal's elder brother.    The colonel had  t\< think a moment,    lie wa*-- so .ln*-*ierod.  "The  ugliest   ni.-g'-rs on  ihe ���������."-land  are  on that north trail, lieutenant."  "T'll fix the wire quickly. *-ir."  "By   the   time  your  troop   h  saddled,  lieutenant, there will be two days' rations  waiting for you here in the plaza."  rt.was then 2 o'clock in the afternoon.  Exactly 12 hours h-ier the ticker in the  telegraph office at headquarters awoke  the' operator. Hours, before dawn the  colonel, heading a detachment, started  out on the north trail. , They saw many  things that morning, and the least of  these ..things'was neither excitement nor  dead men. ���������'   - .  . Sixteen miles north of the town the  colonel and his men encountered an American sentry. ��������� More or less dead Filipinos  had been encountered before that.  '"Any dead with you?" asked the colonel. His lower fiaw dropped until he had  hoard the answer. '���������-."-;  "We lost Black and Peters, sir, and  there are three 'wounded in that shack  yonder. The lieutenant was hit twice,  sir. but he's all right, and'we got a whole  bunch of niggers."-  "I see you did." remarked the colonel.  Then lie hunted out Henley, w-hom he  found'propped, up on a couple of blanket  rolls.  ������������������Good morning, colonel. The wires  working all right?"  "'Are you hit hard?" gasped the colonel.  "Couple of little punctures thnt don't  amount to anything. Cot a whole raft of  niggers. Say. did you know father was  busted?"  Not long after that the colonel took th������  top sergeant off alone and asked him to  tell the story.    This is it. shortened:  "The lieutenant rode us fast along the  wire. The niggers were all about, and  we had to follow. The lieutenant was  hit.in the shoulder before dark yesterday,  but he didn't seem to mind. We' had to  go slow after dark to keep tab on the  wire. It * was after midnight when we  got a volley from a nigger camp in front-  It was right here, colonel, whero the wire  was cut, we got it. Tbe moon'was up,-  and we charged into them, with the lieutenant ten yards in the lead. Here wo f  lost Black and Peters, and the lieutenant'  was hit again. He would have gone after  them, but he-/got groggy from his wounds.  We got a whole slew of niggers, sir."  ��������� ���������        ���������* '      *���������*        _* ���������'        ���������  ��������� Here is n paragraph from a letter  which >tbe colonel wrote to father after-  ward:  "He is born again, a devil this time,  who swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage and smelloth the battle  afar off. lie turned loose when he thought  you were broke and developed in an afternoon. Incidentally he made good citizens out of over a score of niggers and  got'scratched up a little. I'll watch out  for bim and turn over to you one of theso  days something that smell-- like a manl  ', Ves. there is blood iii the boy."���������St. Louis '  Republic.       ' .  (, . *  ,  Squelchlnjr a lUtre.  ' At the Authors' club a certain distin--  guished author was holding forth by the *;  hour, as is his custom, all'about himself  and (his  work* and  boring .everybody to  'extinction. '.A, well  .known   newspaper  man   who, was  piesout could  no  longer"  bear the infliction and whent the popular  v,  ���������author paused  for  breath' broke in wit'i  the remark,  "I' believe tbe lobsters are  very   fine."    /The   distinguished,  author, ..'  thrown'out of his train of thought, look-;'  ed at  him for a'minute in  evident be^-  wildermont and said, "Yes, I believe they   '  are,*but I don't.soe what'that has got to  do with what I was talking about."- -  "Oh���������ah!" replied the other.    "By'the'  way,1 what were you talking about?"  "  The distibguished;author left the-room,',  and harmony "was restored.���������Exchange.'*A  '--���������I  ,! I  *- r  Took Jvo Kliki.  An   American,*tourist   doing   Scotland  put'up one night at-au old fashioned inn- *  a few~miles from Aberdeen.    During the"  night he was'awakened'djy the entrance  into his. bedroom of a, figure dressed  in  white, which walked,into tho room and.'  then out. .  ' '  In  tho  morning,  when paying his bill;  he'remarked,to the innkeeper: . ������  ,    "I guess you Scotch people make'game",  ,of.us Americans with your talk of,haunt--  ed houses., No ,v, tell me who it was that   -  walked ' into   my   bedroom    during    the";  night."   ,'*..,.,'       '  ���������     '      t  ,,,  ������������������   "Weel,,_ir, 'since ye'.ve asked,'.' replied- .  the cautious Scot,''"it wis me.    The,lastr_\  American wha slept iu my hoose walked *  off wi'* a' the silver, an I didna care tae^V  rin ony risks."���������London Answers. "��������� . .'   -* *  BONEY'S  REVENGE.-  .l:inr���������������   of  Being?  sin   _i>i_r><Io- In   the  '  (JH.stl-  .tunic.. .  "Tla, ha."' laughetl the1 little Count <  Boney with glee, ancl his shrill snickers ,  awoke tho countess, who was dozing in  a Castle Annie boudoir. "Ha. ha I Vou,  see now. some trouble which that George  get himself upon! .fust as I say you! Never should he have took your money away  from mo with some help of a court.  "Now, what occur? All those men fr6n_  which 1 buy brickbats for one thousand  dollars the each, what they do? Never  would they have ask me for money, knowing the uIselvsMiftts. Bur whon that  George does t-ouie adiniiii.^tration they sue  to him for four million.*- of ������omo dollars,  .'cing aware of the exocutiveuos-s of bim.  "Now he have to himself most of' my  trouble. Ho occupy his rime at the courts  lighting tho._e brickbat and those- knick-  knack sellers. When he stick his nose into  .iiy debts, those debts stick them_elves to  the nose of him. and he cannot i-hake off  them.   Ha, ha!"  "Don't you think George behaved very  kindly?" the countess *,aid, soothingly.  "What was it?" shouted Boney. "Three  things was there which no man should  come between���������a man and his wife and  his wife's money. Those joined together  by tbe Lord must never be joined asunder  by no matter who. Least of all by that  George, him which is not noble, but  which make hi. money from those men  which guillotine the tickets on the upstairs laihoad in Now York.  "AVhal hi*** allnir it I buy the brickbats '  at ten thousand dollar die each from tho  London dealers? Who tells him I havo  no right to buy some brickbats? Some of  those brickbats were valuable. Thoso  which I buy for thirty thousand dollar  even I sell next day for eight hundred  franc, althoughj had use them between  the days.  "To say I was no judge of the brickbats," he sobbed. "That hurts my.proud-  ness, mo the artist which I iuvnriably  was!  "Mo  the  expert of the1 brickbats  and    ���������'  which collect nothing.else!   Bather would  I have lost throe hundred and ton franc  than suffer so greatly in my proiidness."  ,    "Will   three  hundred   francs  do?"  the  countess asked.  . "Ah, the Americans were the merchants, eyen the women beating down  their husbands as to the price. Yes. I  take him." , '  .And the count did and at once ud-  Jburned with him.���������Alexander Konealy  in New York Journal.  Interested   Him.  She���������I bad no trouble in entertaining  Mr. Barnstorme. I just showed him my  collection of actors' photographs..  He���������That interested him. eh? .  She���������Yes, there was oue of his own in  the lot.   JEe looked at it for an hour.  _ *  <��������� ���������  \ > t, r  .' ' "'  <���������" _���������*.  '* .- _  *'" J'1 0  ','.*.���������������.  _**Y-|  *.-.  Some Difference.  "How did you* say that Skreoch rendered tbat solo?" asked Bee lint of See-  sharp.  "I didn't say that he rendered it at  all. I said he rended it." ��������� Detroit  Free Press. M^rMCt-UtnMWUMM ������-b* IMIH  I    1  "  !":*  i-  - <������������������������?  k  *  *.s-"'  k. ��������� -  ������������������  .  '������  .    '  !. '  (  I  I  It....  nMnuiiv i  THR   CUMBERLAND NEWS  -   ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2 a y ar, in advance*  tyfis  TKIL 33. Hn&ersori, jEottor.  CM  AST Advertisers who want their ad  hanged,    should' get    copy in   by  12 a.m. day before issue. ,  'Subscribers    failing     to  receive    Thi.  , Nkw_ reg������.' *rly will confer a favor by ,d*-)1,i-"  yiug    the   oriico.  JTob Work Strictly C. O. I>-  Transient Ads Cast, in Aiiytt'inc'c..  ~^e/ /U0~ti/ dyfrynM^yruz, 6<r   .  .���������  2  -WEDNESDAY, >1ARCK~lT, -1900  _________ l"  rtilisf fund collections.  . ____,  Tiie foilcr.viuv tuij.criptions j..iivo  been received since   last  statement  in the News:  Amount brought forward .$1996 45  Messrs. Hiokb & itiggs, subscript!.-i., list -$    64 00  JVf. MansoD, Union Bay.. .    196 50'  .81- -can Miners' Union        24 00  Nicholas May, Shop.and..'    *  6 00  Citr of San (ion.*...'       50 00  C-tyoi Ka.lo...     10000  ' City o_ Cumberland......    250 00  Mr. McPhee _ sub. list...'.      47 00  K. of i>. Cumberland,:. .. .     ' 25 00*  Mr. Quennell, ^An_irnc������....       10 00  Rev. VV._. Dodds'.aub- list    189 50  6th Reg.Van.Band.Concert  ,65 00  . Hom.r -street- -Methodist  Church,,Vancouver  8 00  Ladjsmith Wharf Hands. '������ 51 00  Citi-ohs of Fernie..- . . "710 00  i       '  .Delta I\Iunicipal*_ouncil..      50 00  Colon,..! Subscription-List. 1085 00-  Strang's poems    '3 ������0  -Total....'J. ?.'.1 ...j 1-1929'95  ������������������ Note���������Will the members of the  CEC<*c-utivo committee please take  noii e thit-ihecommittee will meet  every JSriday evening iu the City  Ball *t 7:30 p. m. r  1 J. B. Bennett,  Secretary.  ; O   _*. team attached to a wagon load  ���������of notions for the Magnet Store,  ran away f.-om the back of that es-  i.bli?hment Saturday. They  crashed through a wire netting  fence at the front and took across  the street. Attempting to turn  down for Comox, they got tangled  up with other rigs, posts, <_c, and  were, brought short up without  damage to'anything. Q  TO THE TZEAJF.  A rich lady cured of her Deafness and Noises in   the  Head   by  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial^- Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to his Institute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the''Ear Drums : may have  them free. Addres No. 14517  The Nicholson Institute; 780  Eighth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.  PJEiLOONAL.  Messrs. 'Ash-well.'of the Victoria  Fit Reform, Priest, C. E., Morgan  &nd McGregor, Mining Inspectors,  Hinton, electrician, ''Cross, insurance, and Mcintosh, ofGault Bros.,  Montreal, are in town.,  Mr. IJ. Waller is in Victoria undergoing an operation.  Mr. Cressman, the new manager  for Stevenson & Go., had a most  successful sale of goods at reduced  prices Saturday, Mr. E. Bergeron,  of the Nanjiimo branch ia assisting  for a few days.  The Hon.   Abraham   E,  Smith.  U. S. Consul at Vu-t'-ri;*., accm-  panif-d by Mr! ScheU.y, Deputy  U. S Consul at Nanaimo. paid Mr.  G'.-o. Clinton, U. S. -Di-puty Consul  bore a visit last Wednesday. Mr.  Sin hi., like all newcomers, ex-  j-ressed astonishment at the magnitude of the'Wellington Coll. Co.'s  works hero.  i r       i  . ti   WANTED���������Capable, reliable, person in .ever.*- counl.v to repie^eot  l.ir.re company of solid finam-ial  rqmta ion: $936 salary- per \var,  payable weekly; %'6 per, d.iy abso-  Liiely ,i_ai*re ������������������and all exp._i--t.P_  <-tr_.ighL b< ma-fide, definite   sah-ry ,  r * t    .**.  no'con.'vi;-V>ion; - salary paid oaoh  :vatu day and expanse' money ad-  va'-.rit-d each weuk. - Standard  House,������B*B4 Dearborn, St, Chicago.   o   CORPORATION OF THE  OITI of 0 .IBIBLAf  _A. "H���������_".__.A.W.  TO'PROVIDE for the eaily closing  of all retail or wholesale sIiods, slore-, or  wharchouses in which .the foi I owing  goods'fare offered for sale'within the Ci y  of Cumberland.- Groceries, Drv Good ,  ���������Boots'an_ Sh'ies, .Clothing, Men's or  Hov's Furnishings, Hardware, Hou-e  Furnishings, Stoves,'FIout Yi'nd Feed.  Whereas,a _ application in 'writing- has  been receive.l'by the Council --���������? -.1-ja Coj-  poration ' of the City of Cumberland  signed by more than three-foui ths of t!:e  .occupiers of shops 4,(witbin the niuTjici-  pality belonging to the classes of re;ail  or wholesale Grocers and dealer*- in Dry  Goods, Boots and Shoes, Cloihii-jf,'Men's  or Boys' Fiirni-S-hings, Hirdware, Mou^e  Furnishings, Stoves, Flour ,s.i.d Feeoi,-rfor  the early closing of the same as hereii.-  afler determined.  And whereas under the "Shops Regu-  Utions Act, I9-.0," the Council of the  Corporation of the City of Cumberland is  empowered upon receiving an application s^ signed to pass the by-law in manner hereinafter appearing.  Therefore, the' Municipal Council of  the Corporation of the City of Cumberland enacts as follows:  i. From and after the 1st day of April  igoi, all shops, stores or warehouses of  the class or classes oi ���������.-ri-'ire-'ie-* or dealers in Dry G������?o*c.s, Boots and Shoes,  Clothing, Men's and Bo/s Furnishing,  Stoves, Flour and Feed within the Municipality of the City of Cumberland shall  be and each of them shall be and remain closed oh each and every day between six (6) of the clock in the evening  of each day ancl five (5) of the clock in  the forenoon of the next following day  with the" following exceptions: On Saturdays and during the last sixteen (16)  days in the month of December and also  the days immediately preceding the following days, namely: New Years Day,  Good P'riday, the 24th of May, Dominion Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving  Day.  And the said class or classes of shops,  stores, or worehouses of retail or wholesale Crocerics or dealers in Dry Goods,  Boots and Shoes, Clothing, Jvlen's and  Boy's F--.1 nishings, Hardware, House  Furnishings, Stoves, Flour and Feed  shall be and remain closed from eleven  (11) of the clock in tSae ' evening of the  days hereinbefore mentioned as excepted  namely: Saturdays, the week days dur-,  ing the last 16 days in tne month of December, and the days immediately pre-  ceeding the following days: New Years  Day, Good Friday, the 24th of May Dominion Day,; Labor Day and Thanksgiving Day until five (5) of the clock in  the forenoon of the following day.  2. This by-law shall take effect on the  ist dav of A;pra*l 1901.  3. Any person found guilty of any infraction of any of the provisions   of   this  I by-l-uv shall be   liable   upon  conviction  therefore to a fine   -not   more   than  fi:t\*  dollars, and   not    !e*>s    than    twent.-nv.  dollars with the cost of prosecution    and  in default of payment   or sufficient���������> dis-'  tre_is therefor to imprisonment for   .1 period not exceeding twenty one days.  4. This by-law may .for all purpo.es be  'cited'as   the general merchants   '"Early  Closing By-law, 1901."  Read the 1st time 18th March 1901. "  Read the 2nd time 19th March 19-.1i.  Read the 3rd time 22nd March 19.1.  .Reconsidered,   adopted     and    finally  passed by the Council this   25th   day'  of  March 1901. 1 '*  Jas. A. Carth'ew,  Mayor.  ' Laurence W. Nun ns,      '''      ._   <  City Clei,!:.  "'     ���������  ARiZGN'A- KIGKLETS.  \ ,   Tlas '_5t-P.y  Editor  Gives-Ilia   Patron* '  So-nu Interesting Norn.  6     .Copyrij;___. 10*10, by C. B. Lrsvis.]  YTe have the names of at least three,  cr!il<-'*:���������*' ln(this i.ovru who art* -.finkp.rtnjj  for,our Job as postmaster nn<. aro,waiting tr. seo us'bouncoil.' NYp.arr In love  vri'h tho job and in tend to hold on lo  It. ami if thero Is __n.i>o*"\f \n thin torri-  tt-ry who can beat u:_ at ijulMnp wires  f\..d int-ndlnp feo'ef ivo will doff our  hat to bim whin he has 113'or. our back.  G.-uuine rxiract nf^vanilla is'solt  ana miJo. ' Blt:o Ilibbon vanilla is  tijr.. oui}*- genuine "ex.ra*_t of vanilia  011 tho ruaikot.       -   .  FINE  H :^kl I'aiiHRl. laEtiBE. ���������  1 The anuuai   i_a%.c-Ling   to , ro--,.i\(.  the rciport. of tbe B.-ard of lWcf-or*.  ���������of the'Hospital and to elect officer..  will be  helrl   in'  the   Old   ^cho.-l  House on SATURDAY; APRIL Gib  n  HRWKY'F.'i'ULL-N,  ' ' , Secr������rarv.  ���������ff  ���������   DONE AT  niv-  *  TBB'BBWS'OffiBB  'i 1 ��������� 1 mm*fm.\muMtMwAJTm.  ���������' >Cpiura._ia ilpuring,  -"'..- lills. Company-.  ���������   .. 'kkuesby, ii. 0.'  lir. .7. B. WJliVjiri****. onr eatcem*p<l iej-v  ���������ow <o\*rn.si-niujv,  \i> nboyiT.to rernpvo to  Ban-*.'.'Fo, IV.   l\i., tc open ft pnhu't*- of  >  -V, 0   &~yy^ .. -J- ^ _, '���������__..   'If  P'-. . ?'������������������>*���������'   y*>"%<  <*\ fV  7   H  ^y'"y>7^-^K>"  ���������������        -J***'  J.  ���������a'  ^  WE. aEPBATBD X\'v. AJ-O'.OG".     -  p^Icor a'rif} t'lriakP. Wo bar.- f.Hind !;i:*  n s'ltiaro ma.ron the (l^i\\ and n "oun'''-  firnr on drhiks. und wn v- ish him -j* ;  prosperity In tlfe ne-.v U<Ad to whii-h I ���������-  in going. lie ia f-ionn-rhi-i?; cf a^i.'ir  and l:no\vs very ilttle about a pun. '*r'  fi.cr-e >l?o r'luilts ���������'vhich ���������> a:i be o\erk>o..  ed in al;_nost any community. .  Wo nnderstand tbot Lawyer ?.iosa Sp  tclllaj? different parties jironnd town  tbat we threatened hla'lifs> last Monday. What we did do wmi to visit h\n,  ollice and hold a gun on h!:s chm and  warn him not to pester us-with any  moro libel suits, but no throats were  made. Indeed he caved In so quielclj  that no threats were neces-wary. ViY  have nothing airainst LawyiT Mos?  and hope he may live for a hundred  years yet. '   We made a holy show of ourself or  Apnche avenue the other day whon a  stranger got the drop on us and held s  '���������eToivoy to our car. Yes; we knelt  ���������flown as he commanded, and we repeated the apology he so kindly worded for us, and we expect to lose 50 subscribers by it. However, we had rather be a live editor thnn a dead Idiot.  NThcn a man who mean.i shoot pets the  drop on us. we are his mutton for the  time bc-ln.; and don"t propose being la-d  av.-av in our own graveyard.  The editor of the Lone Jack Banner  calls us a liar in his last Issue, and  ' iatima'tes that we don't care to meet  him face to face. We shall he in Lone  Jack Monday afternoon, and If the  editor of Tlie Banner doesn't take to  the .woods' half an hour before o\.r arrival, and remain whiverinp twnong the  huwhe. until we 1-ave. v:*e will pay over:  $109 10 any charity he may name. He's  a RQuirt Ktiu .rairn. and we've let him  live on just to bother the flies.  M. Quad.  Hit.'-Opinion.'  ���������"Do you menu to Kay (hat you have  walked all the way from the towD it.  ���������which yon last played?"  '���������Certainly," answered M-r. ���������Storming-  t-on Barnes. "I always walk when there  is an opixnrtnnity. The trouble about  the drama of today, sir. ia that it-s exponents put iu too* many hours over  dull, prosaic time tables when they  ought to be meditating on Shakespeare."**-Washington Ptar.  Enti**3'*t������stin*5r.  "Did you hove an interesting literary  ������.nb mei'tiug.  Alice?"  "Oh. yes; every woman there was  working on a new pattern of bat.en-  h������i-g iaee."���������In.-ianapolis Journal.  MU'NICll'ALlTV OK THE'  uiii cii' uu MDiiiALAJSlJ  ��������� _srorx'xc__]. '  Court of   Revision   and   Appeal  will he held at the , Citv   Hall' on  FRIDAY, tl.eSiUh day of   Ma,rch,  1901,.at 7:30-p.m.  -    '   y,';    y  LAWRENCE W* NUNNS, ' .,  ���������" t ���������  A������*_es.������or.  Cumberland,'B.C.'j March *4\ 1001  HM1BJ1I,  I HIATLIT_, 10'10,  , STEMS' wm \  wmhGt'&iCod  ������    (LIMITED.) * '"���������' -.'-  '    ���������       ."   '      , '    ,,'--'   '-  Agents,' -  ��������� Victoria,.J3.Q:  [f. yOli Warftva"-*/  1!  !:",/  ���������"���������������* iciuji *-������iJr*i.i*-ij*������ ban  m x a i^. r. i._.s.~rj oasM*^** **a  JA'CKET-'or. C@S  ���������Hsr^  '   % y  AT   "OiHllF  PRICE:'-,".  :".:  warn, to   f^,'g vvHiTE' HpUSB.*:';'  67;.GOV������;BNMENT.ST.    .    -   '-   * -    ^ ' VICT0EIA,"B. c.  nr������iM*_-^-.jT_f ir*.^Jr_ru~r_K->������-r-__������ ���������������__-_.���������_  '  Al  HENRY  YOUNG'   &\CO.   are   closing   cut .the]-,  . ,, Department and are selling their   Jackets'an'd   ���������',  ��������� ' '   ''  Costumes'rcic^rdless of cost;   - ' , * /        '--    ���������- '���������' 7-  $8, $10 arid $12 Jackets .are going; for ,'82,50 .'J  "^_?^SiOT^7)_''_!i?8EIT^*'������OT_*Jrr^^^^^  ������a__A_������__v_xxzaKn_* iv*ri_^_./ri_^vf������*xT--i>*^ae*Mcr<^9^rtr.Ko.<xiL^ ������u*-a_s*xnr<r������*<.'*<������-v#xB____  Er3r������_r7r'ic,j_������_rsm_,wcoi  J__  ^m  fi7^  '    AM      v  Wsl * *."-_>?;���������������������������: j_  L We have new  Machines corninp",  'We oifer Machines  now in  stock at  following reduced prices���������:  ,J\ $65   wheel   for .$47.50.  A $55    wheel   .or   $42.50.  -���������-,1  4  1  I  -.1  tl  iefl  t)  <TV  RIDGE  i  -JUST  AE/BIVBD-  Latest and Newest Styles  LADIES' BLOUSES, - vVALKIKG  SKIRTS,'   WI-APPERS,':  '   FLANNELET'iES, PKIN'I'S, ART MUSLINS.   LACE AND/  CHENILLE CURTAINS, WE ITE AND COLORED TABLE',1  COVERS, .'���������  $2,000  WORTH OF BOOTS AND SHOES j  *��������� LADIES' and MISSES'BLACK' AND TAN SHOES "(Cloth"  Top) MISSES' and .CHILDREN'S DITTO,   , .'������������������';���������   .: -.j  Try Our 35 ct. .Ceylon    Tea. |  Groceries at Wholesale Prices  ��������� '������������������������������������.'* .'���������-.'���������''���������   ,.,���������������������������'.'  5.per*cent. Cash Discount.' : \ I h.  . .111       ��������� i,h__.���������-.i 11 i_nun.mwww^wymmni..,^w^neiii^.)'J^.Il_l I.  r_5__j__-'__������&V4_'6_.'���������\&il-^vy-<lV'Wl)^f&W&~-i>ffi<J&K^������^l!&,)  "���������*B****M>MW*^-*.-mv-*g-ffl^  ���������, . ��������� .      .  ^siiiiim^'m7%^^ui������^^^^^rsSi^fi^'Whc^  in  %*  ' ^VlV-a.'-.  ---.V'-ti., ���������m:-..., .:���������  msss  your deerl  BEFORE     BUYING   YOUR |  d-TJIsT������ j^iSTJD J_.l^__v_ITJ2>31 _TIOjSJ|  GET   OUR    PRICES. * j!  As we carry the largest stock in B. C, and your cheapest   freight   i|J  from -Victoria.    Repairs by first class workmen. J:  ~i������7Y & GO. I  -   .       VICTORIA, B.r|i  m  M

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