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 EIGHTH YEAR,  CUMBERLANjp,  B.  C. TUESDAY, MARCH   27th,   , goo.  --.  FROW 'fj5E   FOLLOWING NOTED ,SJ 3-D HOUSES:  The Steel Briggs Seed Co., Ltd,  D."M. Ferry & Co.  *  Jay & Co., Victoria, B. C.  BULK SEEDS ���������  ..Sweet Peas (Eckford's   mixed), 10 cts,  per oz., 3 ozs, for 2,5 cts.  ." ..Nasturtiums   (tall),    10 cts.   per oz.,   3  , ..,   : ozs. for 25 cts. r  Nasturtiums (dwirt), 15 cts. per   cz., 2  \.    ,    '"ozs. for 25  cts.  .   Timothy (seal brand)..,  ':*Red Glover (lynx brand).  ,[,'      Austrian Brome Grass.'        -, ��������� -      .   ;  Get bur. prices before purchasing., .y;-\  *)        I *   4 f 0_ In  . - ' ;       ' "*-���������,-" "��������� .'      ' ' -  .  All Seeds warranted fresh. ',  CITY" COUNCIL.  March :12, 8.p. m.  Al������ present except   Aid. Robertson.    Minutes-read and adopied.  Communication from Provincial  , Secretary, re  License Commissioners, referring Council  to Municipal  .Clauses. ' Filed.*  Communication from R. velstroke  City Clerk enquiring if the 5 per  rent, had been added upon cUy  collecting license from lusu..inc.  Comp nies. (Cumberland has not  imposed this license):  Accounts presented: * '   ,  B. C. Gazette; Advertising, $5.  W. R Riley, street lighting ace, >'unt  &c, $3.50and' ,$20- News, advertising, $12. > All referred to Finance  Committe to be paid if correct.   ' ,  City Constable'iiistructed to find  out if Cumberland vHotel cpuld tap  the main drain'and to re. on to the  clerk. ' f '    "'   "   *��������� '  . Moved by.Ald. Calnan, seconded  by Aid. -Cessforcl, - that Wafer  Works Co be; paid $160, balance on  hydrants.    Carried.'  Clerk' instructed   to   write   for  pi ices of, hose .arid  hydrants and to  communicate  with-   Sup' ritendant  I of   .Government re' city   using tne  Provincial lock-up here.  1 ���������* 'z���������o   ���������A   U   O. D. BALL.       .   "  .11   silver   watch and  The   thief had   evi-  ��������� < ' % .11.1  ������������������ Nieholks & Renouft ' J  -" i ���������> _*__. * < -\. *        * _  ���������_      t ^ ' 1 "_     *   -  \61"YATES STREET,   '.VICTORIA,^Q."-;  HARDWARE, MILL .AND' ��������� MINING', MACHINERY,.  and ^farming" and .dairying implements'  of all kinds. ���������  ��������� ,       ; ���������  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write for prices and particulars.    P. O. Drawer 563. -  ?g_iSg32S_____S%^  __^g������g__-5_f?@_������_Sg___S___  .  If j on want  CARPETS,     LINOLIUMS,        CURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of all   Kinds, in   the  Latest  Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from   Leading  Manufacturers throughout the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON  REQUEST.  The.Cumberla'nd Grove, 'Ancient  'Order of   Druids' was V-tablisned  "here on* Nov. ,22ndj.1893 and is now  a laige-and.'iijJQuential body. "  That they, practice the prtceipts."  of benevolent and good will'toward  .all men is shown., by- the - pains  taken to render the; hospital benefit ball a success and, their action  in donating the'exfcra Bum "from tli.  iodgemnds 'tost, ell ihe amount.  Fo Mowing is a digest of receipts  ' and expenditure:   '  RECEIPTS.  ' Tickets sold (60) ;; $60  EXPENDITURES.  Music $10.00  Floor Manager * 5.00  Hall and Piano   10.00  Printing.,     5.00  Sundries     3.00  enue   missed  three   .rings.  dently  ..entered   the store through"  the   fanlight' over, the   front door  which had been left   unf.is-ened by  some mis-chance.    Suspicion fell on  a Jap who had    made two visits to  Mr. McLean,   store   and who had  examined   the   watch in   question  'and had" declared his intention of  buying it.    The   police ' were not -  fied but not   having   sufficient in-  dentifieaiion,   failed , to  locate the.  man.    A   few days   ago   Mrs.' McLean   saw  Lun   walking   up .the  st.eet.    She gave   chase and called  for help.    The   News  editor   happened to   be in   hearing   (editor i������  always , in  the  right   place)  and  took   the mail to   McLane's where  he kept   him* until   Mr,   Mitchell  the   Government-Agent ��������� happened  to come along  in whose   charge he  'i-ave him. '��������� Upon  the' prisoner be-  ,ing searched   Mr..  McLean's watch  was   found   and *a   search   of the  shack he had been living in brought \  to light the rings,   some half a dozen silk   handkerchiefs/"which Mr.  Purcty indentifiied   as belonging to  Stevenson   & Co.j   a  hair; clipper  from Moore's -and other little articles not   indeniified   "with" a roll of  LOCAL ITEMS.  Who fell off the bike?  '       ''    '  Somebody rang the marrive  bells m the upper settlement.  A large pauther, was seen 'fouju  the train last Wednesday near ii.������  Trent,   " ���������  The   Halfway   Hou_e is   handv"  for bikers to  make a sho.t stop at  - ���������when it is wet.  Mrs. Gordon   Murdoch   has left  to join Mr. Murdoch at   Princeton'  B. C. where 'he has been located-for ,  sometime. ' -  A   social Hop took   place' Thurs-  day night In. Piket's Hall at which .  .many young people enjoyed them- '���������  selves.   ���������-'       ' *���������   , '  r ���������> f _. l  Mr. CLW.. Clinton, the,popular  paymaster of the Wellington Coat  , Co. here, has'generously  offered to .  present a flag to .the ' public school/  ,       ~ , * .1  _ Mr. H..Campbell last week raiiV  rusty nail   into his   foot. ' If- was -'  very   painful but   fortunately didV  not keep hini laid'up long.       '  ;    -v>  ( Was the water wet? *���������< ,;  N-n-no! but'the clothes were!' - '.'  .?*.'  /������":_  __J._a.l  paper money,   probablv   stolen  or   '    ^"'?6nDet''<ieserves Pra^e-ior  -1',,     J'-,       ���������*'     -,       -^   -      i instituting a sort of voluntary Ar-  bor day in school.    The  $33.00  $27.00  13.00  Our new Six Story Show Rooms arc conceded to be the  most elaborate,'"complete Home Furnishing Establishment  in all Canada.    Come and see us when in Victoria.  I  .TRttrite.-to  Samples  3free"ori  ���������.Request  Complete Furnishers,  ros.  VICTORIA, B.C  ���������iKSOTSB^aSPsi*^^  AND WEEK  FOLLOW!NC.  ���������������TW*-JM������-_---^ ll���������B  Ill   IM.I  AIjL.&ObBS/AT-^  m  Just opened up some  for Spring and Summer.  ��������� MEN'S  SUITS  Come and examine.  Total  Balance on Hand  Donation by Druid Grove  Total        .> $40.00  This will be   paid   into the Hospital fund.    No  worthier object of  charity and  support than an Hospital in a mining  town   can exist.  Men are liable at any moment 10 be  .brought in maimed   and disfigured  and   requiring   the   greatest   care.  Thai Swine   people paid   solely I* r  the sake of the ins.iiuti.-n is show,,  by the fact that   more   tickets were  sold   than   were   taken ��������� in-at tno  dance.    The   ball  was   a moat enjoyable affair and   was attended by .  most of the   dancing   ladies of the  place.    The floor   was managed by  Mr.   Hudson in his   usual  acceptable style and good music was supplied, by  Messrs.   Baird and   Roy.  Mr. Alex   Sommerville, the grove's  \N. A. and   Secretary J. B. McLean,  were unremitting in theirattentions  to tlie guests, as   were all ihe ma'n-  agement   aixUhe   ladies, as usual  kept up the  credit   of the town by  their   tasteftill   dresses,   charming  manners and good d-v-ncin'o-  By-the-way, we noticed that one  or two k.'pt their hats on while'  dancing..- We do not know when  the fashion was introduced but do  not admire it. We think ladies  look ever so much prettier with uncovered heads in a ball-room.  ��������� ���������O���������     '  SNEAK THIEF CAUGHT.  Some   time ago   Mr. T.   D... McLean,, theieweler of Dunsmuir-.. Av-  gained by sale of goods. Judge  Abrams committed him'- for trial  and he was, taken to "Nanaimo by''  Constable Thornton Friday. The  town is lucky to be, ,rid of a sneak  thief of such dexterity as the "slant  eyed Jap. r   '       - .   *. "-'-.*���������  PERSONAL.  " ' 'L . - /   *, *" '  . a l  Mr.' T. A. Cross, - representing .the  Standard Life Assurance Co. of  Edinburgh, Scotland is'in town  and will stay until Friday next.  People de-mug cheap and s-jfe insurance cannot do "better than see  Mr. Cross and t;ike out a policy in  his old reliable company.  Miss .Vennarck, sitter of. Mrs.  Potter, came up Wednesday on a  visit to her sister.  - -   staff and"  scholars   have ��������� procured   froniithe   .,---,  woods a number-of maple treeiVnd'-'-;H  planted therii all around the school  grounds.     .*" .*'       ' y -   -.   *-  ,*' <���������  ���������ri! -J>  i&'tl, f  *   '& I  COMOX   CUIililNGS.  *  ' The torpedo destroyer "Virago"  called here on Thursday afternoon  on her way to Alert Bay she is expected back about Monday.  Lieut. R. S. McConnell , and   two  sons left for England Friday morn  ing.  Mr. F. Rosborough also left by  Friday's boat for Atiin.  A very enjoyable dance was held  in the K. of P. Hall Thursday evening. Refreshments were served by  Mrs. Cliffe, of the Lome.  Mr. Woodgate, of the Naval  Yard, Esquimait, came up Wed"  uesd������.y. and inspected,vthe Rifle  Range.  t  Miss Maudie McDonald gave a  birlhd-iy party last Monday���������a jolly  time was'tipe-nt by about 25 children.  Miss Nellie .Holmes went to  Hornby Id. -Friday morning on a  short visit prior' to her ���������'departure'  for England ia a few weeks.  Owing to the very sudden summons Lieut. McConnell was unable  to take the whole of his family-on  such short notice. Mrs. McConnell  will follow as soon as his destination  is known. He leaves Comox f.rrate-  fuiiy thanking all friends who so  willing!3'- helped him in his hurried  preparations for his sudden departure.  'The many ' friends of' Mr. " M ���������'  Whitney, formter editor of the Ne'ws, .. . ,,v,  will be sor.ylto .learn of'that.geh-"' V >���������*  tleman's death a,t Ml Pleasant, at^^  which plape ��������� he had been conduct-Tv> "?  ing ^newspapersih6eleavi_^Cum- **'" "  berland. -The. "News fenders ���������' its  sympathy to, -Mm;'Whitney in her  sad bereavement;  Many panthers  are being killed.-, *  just now by local hunters. Two large '  ones   re.ched   Mr.   Fechner's taxidermist establishment ' this  week.  Everyone   knows   that   the.-e an'5  mals are -fond of lamb,   but when  host ��������� Dugan    began    feeding   his  'lambs''with panther meat he most  decidely "kilapied things.   '  Mr. Brown, the popular manager  of Leiser's store at the wharf, went  off last, week to consult a specialist  on what he   thought was   a slight  failure   of   hearing.    He  returned  Wednesday,   but not   alone.    The  News wishes Mr.   and Mrs. Brown  all happiness   and venturs   to predict   that the cure   will   be a permanent orfe.  Mr. J. B. Holmes of the Bay has  kindly   allowed   us  to   read some  war poems and a speech written by  him*,elf.    The- metre   ���������nd general  impression of the war s-rigs remind .  one   much of '^'Kipling,   especially  the happy   knack shown  inoco-a-"  ionally breaking   into   the humorous side   of What is   really   grand  sentiment.  A little son of Mr. H. Murdoch  took a passear 3'esterday morning  and caused M s. Murdoch great anxiety. He was finally located near  Mr. Matthews, "looking for the  engine'  3'* he said.  PATRIOTIC MEETING.  At the patriotic meeting held in  Cumberland Hall" last week with  the Mayor in the chair and Principal Bennett as Secretary it was  decided to celebrate the same day  that.news came of the important  events: the surrender of Pretoria/  or the final Boer surrender, whichever may cmio 'first. The programme will be: hoisting flag over  school building, with speeches, a*  grand parade through town and a  display.'of-fireworks'at-night. Mes-  rs A. Urquharrand J. McLeod Jr;.  were chosen to solicit subscriptions;  at the pay office and Mes.rs. Ramsay, Willard,T. Hudson arid T.  Whyte ta arrange and marshal'th������  parade^.   _������������������'���������.;. II  p  [{  fl  IP.  i  if-  ...  '.<,  \h  :S    .'  t'   "  1   *  If.  r  8  .  'i^AlmR_l__!i      9  ^JORTgX______r  (Copyright, 3893, by tho Author.]  ���������H*  hiy I:  .-. r. i. h s]jf  spi>u:.'d to  i f.Si= ,in all  -v.-pt for a v. l.;!r silcntlj- r*n  rii'Ti* \vr*ro ninny uuest'ons.  v/ibJU'd to ask him. but there  in.*  a  certsiin   inappropriate-  of them,  thoufri) tliey all related   to   Falck's  chances    of    rescue,  foni.tiir.'-r. u.'queer bout cam*, over her.  ..i:&r s-h"  questioned   the  reality  of her  f-'uli'erii.^,   and   Died   lo     shield   herself  from  the responsibility for her lover's  fate,   but   that  was   a    dismal   failure.  Th������n  she again, made a  mighty effort  to  banish  him   from   .-���������-..���������  thought,   but  thuiigi. she partly succeeded it involved  'a  strain  which' was as  unbearable   as  the thought.'  Sad and joyous memories  seemed equally torturing.    The look of  Pak-k's   face,   as  he' arose    with  such  .  simple    dignity  and    said :���������'��������� J'am n  ,   priest:.    I will  go,"  hovered before  her  eyes ir>  the air and in  lhe water,  and  the -.adence of his quiet voice r.n*_>  in  hr-r cars without ceasing-.  She   had  been  walking  restlessly   up  and  down   the   pier, for   half   an "h<v.r  when she espied a shadowy something  in   the, fog   which .looked   like   a   sail.  ,   In  a  moment   it  vanished   again,   and  she  concluded   that  she   had  not  seen  it.      A   sluggish   and   unsteady   bree/.e  was striving,   and  the grey masses of  vapour were driven hither and thither,  thinning here  ancl  Ihickening, there at  ��������� the ' caprice   of   the   wind.      Presontly  there came r sound which was like the  thumping of oars in rowlocks, and another which  was the rattling of a sail  , at it _Iid down the mast,     Hulda, with  -   her   heart   in   her   throat,   sprang   out  to   the   point  of  the  pier,  seized   hold  of   the, flagpole,   and   leaned   out   over  the  weltering   - waler.      With, eye's   in  which"  an  anxious  hope  was suddcvly  er-kinrtwi she, peered Into the fog*, .-an*,  though sho saw notning she heard cu*?-  tmo.ly the measured car strokes corning   nearer  and    nearer.       A . minuti-  more���������a   long,   distressful   rhinute���������and  a ������.rtcslly ].row emerged  from  the se"  of vapour, and three men became outlined  like shadowy, silhouettes-.against  1 the grey mist.    Two wore rowing, and  one was standing erect, with one hand  ��������� i-xtended to ward off lhe shock against  the   pier,.      lt   was   a .robust' nautical  ���������npure   in   sou'wester   and     yellow   'oil  clothes.'    She'was about to turn* away,  lacking   the   heart   to   face   thje' disappointment which she felt wasvih store  i'cr her.     She  had  just .pulled  herself  back  and    gained    a secure-    fcolli.Id  whon   some  one  '"���������ailed   her  name  joyously.     The man  in .oil clothes'" leaped  up the stairs, .'and .without waiting for  ' her  consent   clasped   her  in  his  arms.  She was taken so by surprise that she  h*���������������������������.(. * scarcely   time   to   reflecl,     but   a  vague pang shot through her, and the  joy .he felt at seeing him mingled with  an   irrepressible   discomfort.      She   released ,berself   from     his    embrace  as  " rapidly as she could without -wounding  his  feelings,   and  a   look  of  pain  set-  tied   upon' her faee.     Her nerves  weie  all   a-quiver  with   the  after  effects  of  her   cruel   excitement,   and     confusion  reigned in her heart. '  ���������' 1 an. very glad to see you," she  managed to stammer, but her eyes  were full of trouble as she gazed at  him. ancl lier voice was strained and  ;Liixious.  '! you, don't lo_k so very glad,",, .he  answered, disappointed at the listless-  ness of her manner, " but I am happy  ���������enough for both of us at being with  you. I had i_.-.ver expected lo see your  ���������dear face again."  It was a very lame meeting after  so tremendous an experience, and she  felt with acute self-reproach that he  had deserved a heartier reception. But  when in the next moment she met his  beaming glance, overbrimming with  affection, -she pitied him from the bottom of her soul. Was he then content with the crumbs from another's  table, or was he, after all that had  happened, still* too obtuse to- discover  that it was only crumbs she was of--  fn-ing him ? How could she hope to  ���������_r_u.se in him thai manly pride which  would *-corn to receive what Wiie not  'freely given, and fling away wMh disdain ihe cool, admiring esteem which  he had extorted from her by his heroic  deed ? It was indeed a- poor substitute for love, and not worth the price  he had paid for it.  CHAPTER XV.  It became obvious during the weeks  that followed Falck's * return that all  the,household shared his delusion. The  Bruii episode was studiously ignored,  and not*-'the faintest reference was  permitted.* to th..' events which had  brought about the. temporary estrangement. Preparations were being made  for u. wedding, and Hulda, though r->he  was not directly consulted, was aware  tha't it was her.*;. She walked about  like a phantom in a phantom world,  and all things seemed of slight moment. There were times when she  aroused herself and resolved to appeal  lo her father to use his authority to  save her from a marriage that could  bring nothing but misfortune. But  then came the bitter reflection that  the pastor, kind though he was, v. as  so completely under his wife's sway  that he would offer no permanent  . icfup-'e. H<. would agree with his per-  si.ruled daughter, perhaps, and give  h<-i- his sympathy without stint, but  in the end he would be sure to act as  his wife demanded. That she was nu  herself without blame she fully realized. She had incautiously giv*?n  .Falck reason to believe that her sen*-.:i-  incnts toward him had changed. She  knew that in that moment when her  tense nerves, like an overstrained  .string, vibrated loudly at the slightest  ���������touch, her exaggerated remorse, had  been capable of misinterpretation, and  she-had-not the heart to destroy hi3  h.app::iss.s and blight his life once  move. Thi- family, after her vagaries,  had evidently come to the conclusion,  that she was not wholly responsible,  and that her elder3 mustt therefore act  for her, taking her consent for granted. And after all the agitation of  these recent months there was some-  the inevitable.  Though she had ��������� answered Olaf  Brvn's letter promptly, several months  had elapsed without bringing her any  mc-ssa-ge from him. Taking it for  granted that he was ill or that the let-  ><���������-��������������������������� had failed to reach him, she. wrcrt?  a second lime, acquainting him with  the situation and asking his advice. In  the meanwhile' the date fixed for her  wedding' was approaching, and her  dilemma was becoming every clay more  torturing. It seemed at la:st,as if her  heart was burned out, or as if she had  lost the capacity for further suffering. A stony indifference took possession of her, and speech and silence  seemed equally irksome. Falck, regarding her irresponsiveness 'as some-.,  thing darkly, feminine and probably"  normal enough at the approach of  marriage, refused .to be offended .at  whatever she said and did, and treated her with a tender , forbearance  which heaped glowing coals upon her  head. Possessed at times by a spiiit  of desperate perversity, she would exert herself -to be hateful to him, and  ris gentle,; clerical toleration only exasperated her the more, until she was  on lhe point of wishing that he would  strike her, simply to demonstrate that  ne had the feelings of a man; .and  'that there was a limit to his terrible  patience.  .It was in the beginning of February  when   a   year   had   passed     since   the  memorable sleigh ride that the paotor  called   Hulda   into  his   study   and   announced   to* her  with   much   solemnity  that  the  banns  for  her  marriage  had  now been thrice  published,  as the law  demanded,   and  -that     invitations   had  been   issued   for   her   wedding,   which  would take place in the church on  the  following     Wednesday.     He     praised  Falck.   and  said   it  was  a' comfort  to  him to  think that his daughter's happiness was  lo be intrusted to so good  a   man.      It   struck   Hulda   thait  there  was   in   ail   the'-kindly     commonplace  which he uttered a sort of official tone,  and that his heart was not in it.    He  had received his instructions obviously,  and   was  carrying   out   a  prearranged  programme.     With* unmoved  countenance she listened and answered in curt  monosyllables  when' he  directly  questioned  her.     She  was  half glad when  the  interview, was  at  an  end,   though  a   deeper hopelessness  sank    into*  her  mind   now   that   she   knew (   definitely  that  her  father,( too,   belonged   lo   the  enemy's  camp.  There had been until this moment a'  certain afflatus in her grief which had  lifted it into the region of poetry and  made it easier to  bear.     She hal  appeared   to   herself in teres-'ing,   if   not  heroic, in her stern endurance and .unflinching devotion to him  to whom she  had  pledged   her  troth.    Tho  parallels  which   history  and   fiction  supplied   of  blue-eyed,  golden-haired   Norse    maidens,    faithful    to     death,    were    constantly   suggested   to   her fancy.    She  sometimes thought of he.t-e'f as Inge-  borg, sacrificed by the greed and cowardice of her relations and wedded to  tbe grey-bearded  King Ring,   but    far  oftener she lingered at the thought of  Brunhildo mounting the funeral pile of-  ber beloved Siegfried and  dylvg nobly  at  his  side.    But  somehow   this  near  prospect' of marriage,   wiih  all that it  implied, robbed her of her romance ao*i  compelled her to face the cold prose- of  renunciation.     She    foresaw,    with    a  shudder,  the deadly tedium of .a married life unsustained by love, unquick-  ened by the divine rapture which love  alone can inspire.   There was about her  a  certain  fierce   virginity,   which,   like  Brunhilde of old. resented the approach  of any one  but the. hero, ��������� the beloved.  And to such a nature, the suffering," the  degradation, of an -uncongenial- union  are a hundredfold intensified.    It takes  such a tremendous kicking against- the  pricks, such passionate reviling of fate,  such youthful weeping,and wailing and  gnashing  of- teeth,   before  su'ch  a  one  .will take the bit between her teeth and  meekly bend her proud neck to the yoke-  of necessity.    She liad attuned her ex-  rectations to  the  heroic  key,  and  she  could   not,   w_th  all  that  wild  craving  for   happiness   within "her,   consent' to  transpose all  those  winged  harmonies  and bold,-beautiful  chords-into a flat,  dull, spiritless key of hum-drum, every-'  day prose. " > .  it was in accordance with- custom  .thai sho took but little part in the preparations for the wedding. She was  excused from her'week in the kitchen,  which, Magda cheerfully assumed, giving her own to Stina, who was next in  the order of succession. The younger  girls were so agitated about the wedding, and took such a breathless interest in all that appertained to it, that  Flulda, by their vicarious zeal, felt absolved from feigning- ajay more concern  in its endless details than was absolutely demanded. It was her mother's  intention that she should have a trousseau becoming the dignity of the family, and she remarked repeatedly, as  she contemplated the piles of stockings,  underwear, sheets, and pillowcases  that covered beds, chairs, and tables,  that no one could say that was an outfit that a princess might not have been  proud of. She fingered all the stuffs���������  linen, cotton, silk, and woollen���������-with  the critical appreciation . of the true  housewife, and she would have forgiven  her daughter more readily any unmaid-  enly conduct than her refusal to go into  raptures over the quality of her table  and bed linen, which had a.ll been wove  in the house, bleached on the lawn, and  mangled under the huge mangle, full  of bowlders, which stood in the empty  room over the laundry.: There was  something so exhilar it'ng to Mrs.  Brinekman in the smell of-clean linen  that, she wa_ unable to comprehend how  the girl could be constituted .who could  sniff it without some stirring of enthusiasm.  On the night before the. wedding  Hulda sat alone in her room. The  candles in the two and three-armed  candlesticks of po'lished brass burned  on the dressing table, which Was covered with a snowy white cloth. The  floor was painted and uncarpeted, and  a sheepskin rug lay in front of the bed.  There was something ��������� beautifully virginal in the air of the room���������something  serene and unagitated, remote from  life's deeper experience. But the girl  who' sat half undressed before the mirror, staring at a white satin gown  (slightly relieved by age), which  was hung over two chairs, looked pale  and deeply perturbed. The odours of  baking, roasting, and brewing pervaded the whole house and stole in through  keyholes and cracks in the door, and  the thump, thump, thump of the wooden pestle with which Nils pounded the  meat dough in the stone mortar resounded through the long, empty halls.  There was in the atmosphere a subdued  agitation which somehow could not be  kept out. Presently steps were heard  in the hall, and some one knocked at  the door.  A LESSON FOE WIVES.  WHY   HUSBANDS ARE   NOT   ALWAYS  ABLE TO  SAVE MONEY.  A. Financial Asr^eemeiit, In tlie Na-  tnrc of an Esiicriment, That "Was  Scaled In S___ilc._ una Not Long After Dissolve**, in Tejtrs.  It was her private opinion that he was  not u good business man, and possibly she  was right:  "1( can handle the family finances better than you,'*' she was accustomed to  say, and she said.it so often that he Dually told her to try it.  "I'll have my personal account at the  bank put in your name," he said, "and  will proceed to stand from under. All  bills, everything that pertains to our living expenses, shall be attended to by you.  1 will draw a certain amount each week  for such personal expenses as lunches  and car fare, but you shall have entire  charge of everything else."  Naturally she was jubilant. She hadn't  put in ten_year������ telling him how he could  save money without getting the idea that  she knew something about it. It took a  little time to have his book written up  and the account transferred to her, but  finally one evening he brought home a  nice little checkbook aud told her it was  all arranged. Then he instructed her lithe mysteries of drawing checks, warned  her not to, overdraw the account and retired entirciy-from the business management of their joint affairs. Just about a  week later she met him at the ollice late  one afternoon-and went to dinner with  him. They, had a good dinner, just such  a dinner as' they had had onr previous occasions when they had taken dinner to-,  gether down town, and she enjoyed it  thoroughly until he pushed the check .for  it over to her. '  "What's that for?" she asked.  "Pay it," he>aid. .���������  "Well, .1 guess 1 won't do" any such  thing." she returned warmly. "You pay  it yourself."     ... ' "  "1 haven't anything to do with it.", he  insisted: "You're the cashier. ��������� 'You've  started in to show me how to keep expenses down, and naturally you'll fiud it  no trick at all. if I pay your bills. When  1 was making you an allowance for your  incidental personal expenses, 1 never expected you to pay for dinners you took  with mc. did IV"  She paid.   She felt that she was being"  cheated in some way, but she,,paid, and  then she"suggested sarcastically that.she'  supposed he would expect her to pay for  the theater tickets too.     ,.  "Certainly," tie replied.  "Well,* then, .we won't go," she said:  .  "Jusf as���������you say," he returned pleasantly.   "You're the financial manager."  The ride, home was not an especially  enjoyable one, although he seemed to be  , in excellent, humor. She was inclined to  be-morose,-and she had not entirely recovered- her .equanimity when he reached  home, the following evening.        *.        ,    .  ."A*-hiII for a dozen shirts came today."  she said shortly. "1 don't see why they  addressed it to me."'.   *  "1 charged them to you." he explained.  "I'm   not   running   any   acco.it.ts   these  days, you know.   Did you pay itV"  "No. I didn't, and 1  won't."  "Oh, you'd better,'" he urged.  "Well.   1   won't."  she answered  decidedly, v  "You wouldn't have your poor husband  sued  by a haberdasher,  would you'." he  asked.   ".Just think how it would look."  *"   "Well, how do you suppose I am going  to save money if. 1. have to keep paying it  out like this?" she demanded.  "1"could have saved money myself if 1  hadn't had to buy for both of us," he  answered.  "JVell. it isn't fair; that's all I can  say." she exclaimed, but she paid the  bill, although she did it under protest.  Things went along with comparative  smoothness for a few days after this,  and then' one morning one of the children asked for 98 cents to get a school-  book.  "Go "to your mother," was the reply of  the" man who had abdicated as the'head  of the house.  "But 1 haven't any change," she protested.  "A cashier should "make it a point al-.  ways to have change," he said. "You  surely can't expect me to buy  the chil  dren's   school books   out   of   my   pocket  money." - '  She said he was a mean thing, but she  had, in get the change. The following  Sunday they all went to take dinner with  a lvlative in another part of the city, and  ���������-.lie had to pay the.street car fare on two  lini'S of cars for tlie whole family. Then  une night when they were ���������.aught out in  the rain sin* had to pay for the carriage  that brought them home, and she remarked rather bitterly that money just seemed  to melt away, lie admitted that he had  had somewhat that same experience with  it when he was handling the cash. After  that she paid the bills for two morning  papers that he took, for cleaning aud  pressing a suit of clothes, for a new hat,  for four neckties and for' two pairs of  rubbers that she thoughtlessly, asked him  to get for the children.  In time she began to brood over these  matters. It seemed to her as if he were  always - asking for money in trilling  amounts to pay for things that she had  never been bothered about before,or else  was bringing home bills. And somehow  in some ways he did not seem,to be as attentive as he had been formerly. So it  happened that one night he found her on  the verge of tears.  "You used to bring me home {lowers  occasionally." she said,- "and you never'  used to let me go out anywhere without  ,them, and���������and���������and when we went to  the Browns for dinner night before last 1  was the only woman there without a corsage bouquet or a flower in her hair. You  don't know how badly I felt, but I was  too proud to say anything about it."  "Why, my dear." he protested. "1 didn't  know you wanted any flowers."  "You know 1 always like flowers." she  retorted. "I'm passionately fond of.them.,  and���������and you've never forgotten that before."    ',     ���������'  "But you didn't give me any money to  get them with," he explained, "and 1  didn't feel like charging them to" you."  For a minute' there  was doubt as to  whether   it   would   be   tears   or   flashing  eyes.    Then she went over to  her* little  desk, picked up her checkbook and throw,  it on the floor at-his feet.  ' -  "Take your old checkbook!" ,she exclaimed. '."I don't want to have anything to do with it. I don't want to.manage anything"��������� a  "Except me," he, put* in.  And the next night he brought her  heme a fine'large bouquet of .roses.���������New  Ynrl- S,,-.).  At  Last!  A- Remedy lias been Discovered that will  Permanently  Cure  Catarrh.  JAPANESE   CATARRH   CURE" CURES..  This is not merely tho words of the makers,  of this remedy, but the assertion is backed up  by leading jihyaic-ians and the ljimorable testi-  monies-of hundreds of cured oneS And more, -  there is an absolute guar ntee to cure in every  package or money will ho refunded. We will  also send a two weeks' trial quantity free-to any  person suffering from this dangerous disease."  Japanese Catarrh Cure is a new discovery,  being a prescription perfected by one of  Ameiiea's most successful specialists in treat-,  ing this disease, lt is a soothing, penetrating  aud healing pomade, prepared from stainlcps  compounds of Iodine and Kssenth'J oils, to be  inserted up the nostrils. The heat of the body  melts it, and the, very act of breathing carries  it to the disi-as'ed parts. It reaches, soothes  and heals every part of the mucous membrane,'  curing invariably all forms of catarrh of the  noso and throat, and all forms of catarrhal '  deafness. Mr. Joseph Little, the well-known  mill owner of Port Esslngton, B. .0., writes:  "Japanese Catarrh Cure completely cured me  of catarrh, whicli had troubled me lor !25 vearsj,  during which time I had spent ovev fcl.Oo-O on  remedies and specialists in Toronto and San  tiYnnciscf-. About two yen. ago I prooured  six boxes of Japanese Oiitftrrli Cure, and slflce  completlng this treatment liave not felt the  slightes' symptoms of my former trouble. I'  can highly recommend it. Helief came from  the lirst appli-ntion. We always keep a supply In the mill for cuts and bunm, and consider  it simorlor to any other remedy tor healing."  Sold by all druggists. 50 cents. Sample free.  Enclose 5 cent stump. -Addresj-, The QriflUl..  & Alacpherson Co., 121 Church -Street, Toronto.  Rat Changed Hl_ Mind Since.  Why  the   Painter  Hurried.  The,Irishman was painting his bairn,  and he was hurrying his work with'oil  his strength ami speed, says the Utifca  Observer. . 0  "What are you. iii such a hurry for.  Murphy?"'asked n'Spectator.  "Sure. 1 want to get through before  '���������'me paint runs our." was the roplj'.  It may be only a trifling oold, but neglect It and it -will fasten its fangs in your  lungs, and you will soon be carried to an  untimely grave. . In this country we have .  sudden changes and must expect to  hare  coughs and colds.   We cannot avoid them ~  but we can'effect a cure by using Bickk.'.  Ami-Consumptive Syrup,, the  inediolne ,  that has never been known to fall.in curing   coughs,   colds,   bronchitis -and   all  affections of the throat, lungs and oheat.  - Tool. Their Plnce������.  Here is a story which Baron Dowse,'  tlie. celebrated   Irish judge.-once tbfit  in tiiat exaggerated "'brogue" which b-a  loved to employ:    <  "I was down in Cork holding assh*t_sv  On the first day. \v__eu the Jury c_-tne .  In. the officer of the cp'urt said.' 'Glntte-  men av the jury. ye'H take yer accustomed places, if ye plazo.' And may I  never laugh," said the baron, "if _h_y  didn't all walk into the doc_."  Planter Days of the Past. .  Previous to the introduction of Griffith^  Menthol Liniment, belladonna,   in en thoi .  and'porous plasters were extens. vely used.- -  For   pains   in   any < part, of    the * body ,  Griffiths' Menthol  Liniment   is' superior  to plasters ot any kind.    It  Ihimediately  penetrates to the painful parts,   relieving"  in a few minutes.    Sold by all druggists,  36 cents.- *  First Officer (to very young subaltern  who is packing his kit for South Africa)���������What ou earth do you want with  all those polo sticks?  Subaltern���������Well. 1 thought, we should  get our fighting done by luncheon time,  and then we should have the afternoons to ourselves and could get .a  came of polo.���������Punch.  says  Widcitpread Ignorance.  Yeast���������This man Russell Sage  he's a poor man.  Crimsonbeak���������Well, some fellows  don't know when they're well off.���������  Yonkers Statesman.  .   Her -Literary Pretense.  "Did you cVer read Gray's 'Elegy In  .a Country Churchyard?'"  The fair young girl looked puzzled,  but only for, a monient.  "Yes, indeed." she answered. "I hav_  read it in a country churchyard and  lots of other places." ��������� Washington  Star.  . A Student ot Teclinln"e.  "Clarence, why ,cio you waste time  on such trashy lovo stories?"  "I'm making :i specialty of learning  how uot to propo--<*'."--(.l)i<-ng-o Jiocord.  .Why buy imitations of doubtful  merit when the Genuine can be purchased as easily. ,  The proprietors of MINARD'S LINIMENT inform ns that their sales the  past year still entitle their preparation  to be considered the BEST and FIRST  in the hearts of their countrymen.  AN OBSTINATE CASE OF FIFTEEN  YEARS' STANDING IS CURED BY  PR?' CHASE'S CATARRH CURE---  MANY   DISTRESSING   SYMPTOMS.  Tee writer of the following letter be- \that gathered there.  IntronlnciiiK 111.    Ne*���������-  Style.  Fweddy���������What ��������� aw ��������� are tho new  fashions in wintah clothing?  Tailor (with much distinctness*���������My  customers are all wearing cash on delivery styles this season.��������� Chicago Tribune.  (To b������ continued.)  lieves that Dr. Chases' Catarrh Cu.e  will positively cure any case of catarrh  in the country.  This confidence is the re&ult of one of  the most remarkable cures ev-nr recorded. Have you ever met with a more  distres.-ing case of catarrh ?  Mr. Henry A. Pancott, 1 Wellington  avenue, Toronto, states:���������-"I have been  seriously afflicted with catarrh of tht-  nose and throat the whole of the 15  years I bavelived in Toionto, and, in  fact, was doctoring for it before I lefi  the Old Country. The disease devel  oppd deafness in the left ear, and' 1  had almost entirely lost the sense of  smell.  "Notwithstanding the use of many  remedies and repeated ho?pital treatment, I can truthfully say I was never  really benefitted until I used Dr.  Chase's Catarrh Cure, lt is the only  remedy that enabled me to clear my  nostril of the hard and offensive mucus  *'My case was a bad one, and it required six boxes of Dr. Chase's Catarrh  Cure to conquer it. Alter many disappointing failures it is gratifying to  find so grand a remedy. I believe it  will cure any case of catarrh in the  country.''  Such an obstinate case of chronic catarrh ct. uht not be cured by any other  remedy offered for sale today. Whether yen have "cold in the head" or catarrh of long standing, yon can use Dr.  Chase's Catarrh Cure with perfect confidence that it will afford immediate  relief and permanently cure.  With each box is given free an improved blower, which sends the remedy  direct to the diseased parts. Yon can't  afford to experiment with _o-cal.ed remedies. Neglect brings consumption.  Begin a cure today by using Dr.  Chase's Catarrh Cure. 25 cents a box,  blower free, at all dealers, or by mail  from Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto,  IIin  Sml  Coiiil it ioti.  "My   shoes  are  al  ways  a  source  of  pain."  ������������������Why  is that?"  .  ' "New  shoes  hurt  .my  foot  and  old  shoes hurt my self  respect."  -Chic  ago  Record.  CircniHKtaiitlnl   Evidence.  _KJ^"*  "How's this, Geiger? You're the best  shot in the company, and today in the  prize shooting you miss every time."  "I'll tell you, sergeant, how it is���������the.  new lieutenant of reserves is our district judge at home, and twice he's acquitted me when I've been accused of  breaking the game law. Now, if I bit  the target it'll go hard with me the  next time I'm up In court."���������Fliegeade  Blatter.  ���������>d3  '   Il  *J  tl  fl  i  --.^Tftr:-^.**^-?^! 5/  ['  -b'Ax*,:t_I_.. j   FB.ZSJ  The foi owin^j lei.er ..*>   Faiininy   fi������ m  Prof. Robertson is    published <u   the le-  que.t of Mr.' J.   R.   Anderson, deputy  minister of egriculture: ���������  By the kindness of a generous friend  who love to' stinuil.i'e the activities of  boys and yirls m ..mi. hnines in such directions as un. ic.-.vi iiii_..i out (educat.)  into happ*. ..Li.I u-ef.ul 11v*-_���������, I am   able to  ��������� offer $io,p<-������. in ia ii piizi-a or the selection of seed 1,1.1111- on iiims in all the  provinces,,i n ,* jj,:in which, will lead to  great in.pioveiiM-iH in ihe crops throughout the wimli . uuntry.    ,  Itishi,-;nl des.ruble mat the bo-.s and  girls ia .inn h-mies should _-tu.lv thfs subject and begin the- selection of .eeJ grain  under il.e_a_Jvice and supcrvitno'ii -w their  parents.  ���������   I. The competition ;n  every  province  ��������� will be open to all boys and j^ iris in it who  have not passed their eighteenth birthday before the r^t January, 1900.  '    -   II.- There will be separate competitions  for e.ich province;   and   the    Northwest  Territones are to be   considered a. one  ��������� piovince for this purpose. ,     n  III..The main competition   will   con-  ��������� tinuc for three year.*.; and the  prizes  will  be awarded 10 those who ol.t.iin the   la--'  gest number of niarks   on the   fuliovuny  plan: ,  ., '  (a) Any acre of oats, on   tne'  fan". at  ��������� - winch-Hie competitor, lives, may   be   se-  ' ,lected for'1900.'one u'.ark will beawarded'  1 for every ponncl in weight of grain of good  "quality obtained trom the-ocre in 1900  . (b) Uefors tlie 'grain is- harvested in  1900; a quantity of large    heads sh-ill be  ���������'.selected to yield enough heavy'plump  - .seeds to  sow one acre in 1901, and   two  - marks will be awarded for   eveay' pound  " in' weight of grain   of  good   quality  ob-*  , tained   from the acre in 1901..  , 0 (c)'Before the "grain   is   harvested   in  ��������� 1901, a'quantity ot large heads* shall be  ��������� selected to yield encug heavy plump seeds  to sow ope acre ia 1902; and ihree maiks  will be awarded for every pound, in weight  of grain of gosd   quality   obtained  from  ( the acte in 1902.    '        *  (d) .The competitor who odtains the  largest number, of mat ks in the total ot  tft-S**-three year* will receive the first prize  in the province; the competitor who ob  tains, the second largest number of marks  the second prize;<and so o>. ,for ten prizes  in every piovince. . l  (e} There will be al-su pi i^cs for wheat  on the "same plan  1   (Q/n-e folly-vinj; show   the   prizes for  one pu>% u.oe:   ' ,  ,           '--. Oa-s. vVht-,. .  . Is-fc   pri* ������100    $10.  8m1  4ii  fi-.ti  ti Ii  ' 7ti.  8 th  . n  10.ii  4ft  .-*  c  it     ,  ��������� i  <<  <<  ,  ��������� . . ���������  ��������� *��������� ���������  <���������    "*  'ti        ��������� ���������  <<      '  lo 1  7o  5.  ,   6U  25  23  , li>  Id  10,  lu  ��������� 5.  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  ������295    i.L.5  (g) There will   be   sets   of   prizes  as  abvoe for O.itario, Quebec. New   Brims  wick,  Nova   JScntia,     Pnnce     L J ward  Island, Manitoba, Northwest Teiritoiie*-.,  and British Columbia  IV. There will also be   sets   of prizes  annually for the icm heads of grain which  contain the largest number   ol   ?eeds   of  the best quality picked out of   tho-.e  selected from the acre each year,  (a) Any 100 heads from the acre entered fer competition may be picked; one  mark will be awarded for every seed or.  the one hundread heads and two marks  for every grain (in weight) which those  seeds weigh.  (b) The competitor who receives the  largest number of mrrks will receive the  lirst prize tn the' piovince; the competitor who.obtains the second largest num  ber of marks, the second prize; and so  on for the ten prizes in every piovince.  (w) The following show the   prizes   for  one province for 1900:  1st  prize  2nd  <<  3rd  <<  4,h  ������<  Sth  <<  Oh  <<  7rh  <<  -8.h  .1  9th  <<  10th  <<  Oats.  Wheat  $ 25  $ 25  20  20  15  15  12  12  10  l'l  8  8  5  5  5  5  "5  0  5  5  $110  ������110  s   as  above,  There will be sets of prizes  for Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick,  . Nova Sectia, Prinde Edward Island*  . Manitoba,    Northwest    Territories   and  British Columbia respectively, in 1900,  ) and also in 1901 and 1902.  Summary:   100 large head..  1900: O.ta ......      $110  Wheat ...  110  1901: do  1902: do  $220  x'.8���������$ 1,7(30  1.760  1,760  -.$'5,280  .Three year lb. grain per acre competition:  Oats ...........$295  Wheat.............. 295  $590 x 8���������$ 4,720  $10,000  .g     V. All those who desire,to   enter   the  ������ competition should send their names and  addresses to  Professor   Robeitson,   Ottawa, before the ist   May   1906.    These  {I to-ymunicatiops should contain only tlie  [I words '}Ij.i.try for seed grain  com pet ion,"  and full name and address.      They   will  ���������he carried by mail free of postage.     '  ���������  I particularly request that no questions  flfe? ask.4 Q0   these   entry   applications.  Full p-.ru._his w ill be mailed in goi.d  ti ne to every one whose enw v i-.-.eceiv_-i  ond I am sure the n_.*.-.p ipe-s >��������� 1 1 ������ic-  -.oiM ih.ii iiicch-,.i i/:e<l < oiiiie.y .m<i hr\i>  al giving puuiicuy to any fui uer uii-  nounceine.-i'*:. The competitors will  doubtles"- dumbei ni.iny thousaud!-', and  it wdl not be practical;),., to write letters  to them'individually. _ The plan provides.  ' for 640 prizes, of which 16 are $100 each;  16,are $75; 16'are $50 each; and 64 are  25 each.      '  1 I invite the leacheis'to join in help.ng  forward this educational movement. 1  would not on anv pei'senal, privu-e 01  selfish-matter add one straw,to their al-  leady heavy burdens .>{' labor. I think  they do' the mo-*t. vnluable and nio������t  poorly-paid service of all ihe workei.s in  our country. However, in. this case although the> may neither seek nor expect  material reward, thay wdl, with the certainly of seed and harvest, win the fulfilment oi the apt promise, "Cast thy  bred upon the wi-ei-s; lor tuou -.halt h.ui  it after many days." "  JAS. W. ROBERTSON.  Ottawo, Jan. ist, 1900.  EXPORTING GOLD TO EUROPE.  Ch*> aX-ctlio-l Acl'>pt.������j������l for tU������ Packing aiid  tiMiHlliuff of tho Coin.  Another half million "of gold went  .broad yesterday on La Norman die, of  ,'ne French line, bound for Havro, Kuhn/'  Lo.b & Co. being the shippers. It was  .���������..limed that this gold was on an -Did or-  Jei-. bi.t nt the Sub-Treasury tho clficiala  _,.!i<! that nothing was known abcut its  being wanted until Friday, when it was  '00x1*4 lit.       ' '  ,  80 much has been written of late about  pold .sports that the niethod of ship-  [*iny ,tli8"coin may interest those who  read Jiboti'-. 2he numerous purchases of  goJd for Europe.    The gold coin is kept  in stout canvas bags in the vaults of the  Sub-Treasury,    each    bag * containing  $5,000. The denominations are kept separate.   When a broker recei ves an order,  from Enrope for a certain amount'of,  '^old coin, "he buys it at the'.Sub-Treas-,  ury, paying for, it in treasury, notes, gold*  ' certificates or greenbacks.    Silver cer- ���������  tificates'are not taken- at' the/* Treasury  in exchange for gold.  All the carting of specie or' bullion in  this city is done by oue- express firm���������  J.   C   Barkley- &   Son.     Parkley'   is  known , to   eveiy  .banker, and   broker  in   Wall', street,   and* it js   his proud  boa6t   that'   he   never    lost', a 1 dollar  intrusted to his care.*,  Wliile   he   lias  drivers- and helpers, on his wauons to  handle the bullion.'he or*-his son i*.  al*1  Tays present to superintend the loading.  Then they walk be&i ie the \yagon to tits.  destination and tee that the'load is safely delivered.    While,the gold is being  leaded ou the,truck several men may.a.1  Ways be seen standing close by, apparently watching the men at work.    They  are really Vatohing, and watching sharply; too, to'see that no attempt at robbery  is iiiad?     Th-oy are in Berkley'���������* employ ,'  and are all heavily, ai-uued.'  ,     ilt tho broker's office the coin, still in  the canvas bags, is" placed in kegs rcsem  b'ing those in which' whito lead is paclr-  ed.    They are made of stout oak staves  and are heavily hooped with iron.    A  keg will hold $50,000 m gold, or 6,000  silver dollars.    A $30,000'keg of goJ*3  weighs about 197 pounds,  and, if filled  with  silver dollars,  315   potmds.    Tlie  kegs are then loaded on the tijuck and  tai-ren to the steamship dock,  generally  just a .-snort time before the hour set tor  the vessel to sail.    It is taken on  board  and placed in the "specie room,"a small  steel-walled compartment, well down in  the hold.    There it remains until unload  sd on the other side of the ocean.    Once  the coin is placed, in the specie room on  the ship Barkley's r<-.spcn___b_lity ce&.*5*  ���������New York World .  Dangerous Raindrops.  Of com se we all know that it wouirt  ������*������������������.   an   utter  impossibility  for   ston;,  clouds to form."aud rain to fail were it  not. for the forty od*? mile**  of atnios  phere that rises above our heads.    But  supposing it were possible for hainnr-  beings to exist in au  atmosphere tha ���������  only rose to a level with their mouths  and that storm clouds could form in th-?  region outside such a low-grH.de  atmos  phere. then every raindrop would provs  as fatal to earthly creature*, as if it were  a steel bullec fired from a dynamite gun.  All falling bodies, whether they b<-  crvstal raindrops or meteorites, fallwitl,  what philosophers term '-a uniform ac  celerated motion;".in other words, if a  body be moving at a certain velocity ai  the expiration "of oue feoond from the  beginning of its fall it will be nioviiij  with twice that velocity at the expira  tion of two seconds, gaining in speed ai  nniform rate throughout} the whole,  course of its fall.    - ���������  Careful experiments have shown thai  ���������the rate at.which a body >acquires velocity in falling through the air is o2 l'eer  per second at the end of the first second  from .starting. At the end of the next  ��������� ������ecoud it is going at the rate of 64 .fee;.'  per second, and so oh through the whole*  time of falling. Where the velocity is  known the sp.-i.ee through which- the body  has fallen'may bo ascertained by mubj  piying velocity at that period by t,:.  number of seconds during which it h.-i**  been falling, and dividing the resu?t bv  two. .*.."'���������'..'���������-.  This rule applies,   however,   only  t-j-  bodies falling through  a vacuum.    Thi  resistance of our atmosphere material!.  retards raindrops,   hailstones,   aerolites  and all other bodies which fall through  it, and were it not for the resistance ;i1  presents every rainstorm would  be dis  astrous to the human race, as each drop  would fall with a velocity great enougi:  to penetrate the full length of a f .5.  arrown man's body. ���������iFrora Hat ..r-a  The News War Bulletin gives all  the latest news  of  the Transvaal.  Subscribe   jor   the    Bulletin   and  keep posted on the war.    Price per  njooth $i_GQ or.5.cts. per copy.  !���������'  !ir:  JAS  /. CARTHEWS  Liverv Stable  Teamster   and- Draymen  <  Single and  Double rigs  for  Hire.     All Orders  Promptly   Attended   to.  R. SHAW, Manager.  Third St., Cumberland, B.C.  We haye just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  ancl see.  The News Job Department.  FOR SALE, cheap, a  quantity  of  Furniture and. Bedding, &c.  Apply to *  ���������"������������������    MRS. JOYCE.  Cor. of 3rd St. and Windermere Av.  A ���������f'liiiiinon-'Vii'Us Crusade,  IJy way oL'pi oLest .1:. uust the manlfe*t  "i onvc iii'" (*<   </.'  wearing a long ani3  .* t-iiii-i- hi.:it on  inu highway,   an association of   sensible   yonntr   women in  Aortinghaiu. Eiigland, have adopted the  fafthiou  of siiort   petticoats   for their  .vi.lk.   abroad.    The il in*-.ration sliOAva  'io'.v   ijidepeudentl3r   a girl   may   fare  .iuongli mud and 'slush with skirts sev-  era! inches above her" ankles.    The. wo  men of Engiaud are persuading fashion  Tde tailors to inake'sljort costmnej. for,  rl tiir   out-door   exiieditioriG   natty and  trim, ana -Lun.bed wilh a facing of soft  to'athor easily  cleansed  when spLishe.l  Ti is ooktumoieqnires a well-fitting boot,  ������������������iiice it necessarily leaves the foot ex  Iio-ed to view.    It is to be hoped that  the day of short skirts for out-door wea?  .vill soon dawn for all healthy women  For t he drawing-room nothing is so  iH.aiuii'ul as the trained skirt    It eon-  ���������/(���������*} -> with it the traditions of the past,  '.v_i. n <_r.cens> stepped proudl3r over pal-  ,icc iioors.    Every fair woman is a queen '  in iier own right,' and her sweeping ii.ir-  tnencs emphasize her stateliness in"the  house.    But on a sloppy  city street, o������  in abysmal rural road, what so forlorc  is tho" lady clutching frantically at he?  lignity and tin hem of her best gown,  iud vainly trying to keep up with hei'  more  fortunate  brother or husband itt,  tho race of life?  We must admit that the Nottingham  reformers are a trifle in advance of what  :s" absolutely needful. Reformers are  .ipt ro be ii lit.le too radical.- Nevertheless, we congratulate them on their  ���������.ourage and tht'lr common-sense, longing as we do to see thousands emulating  .heir example here in 'free, America.*���������  _������vrper'������ Bazar  CrtfNESe ECONOMY".  [ r f    1, v j  Z _������> fanning ArtJ.tH Itesort to Many M*������-  1 tliods in Order to Fill Th������-ir'J>ursea.  * i^i  Nothing is   wasted in China.     The  ���������tones of various fruits and the shells of  tuts are dried and carved into ornaments of the most'graceful kind. Among  .he stones used are olive, 'plum,  peach,  aicliu and cherry, and of shells the walnut and cocoanut.    The ��������� stones are se-'  ected with care;  each must exceed-a  pertain    standard of  size,   proportion.  Aardness an* _ w������ight. '   They are dried  -lowly and  at such a heat as not to  u-aok or sprout, and are then ready for  the carver.     The   designer   marks ��������� a  ���������*ou'<h outline of the future group or pic  ture and hands it over to his apprentices.  i'heso  work with- great   rapidity and  ���������_oon   block1'out'  th.   design,   cutting  ���������through   the hard ligneous tissue,  and  then extract the kernel.   A second treatment now takes place to dry the interior  ot: tlie stone, as well as to prevent th  nno lining of-the interior from uudei  j,';i ng decoili position .*    This, completed  Me nesi^ruer sketches a second outline  .nd also" indicates by his peucil.or brnsli  .-���������.-htre -the' surfice is to-, be   lower*-"),  .���������lado into leaf, work or arabesquen', *oi .-  rj.iout alrogether away. _ The work it-  lerfori.'Kvl  by- the, sniiofdiuates ,as   as  t.    Tiie designer then does the finish  ? i,; touches, after" whioh theA,aPsistau^  ���������J- an  ];��������� ilio.i, a.id oil or wax the pcrf.ct  ���������d c-firvi ig. " T.*o i.t(.'lC.-i are sold iu thi*-  ���������ii,iwe to quite a large extent,  but more  .ngely in other' forms.     Amcig the>  * i.iy   bo    mentioned    buttons,    watc:l'  ;)] arms,    sleeve    links    earrings,    am  .������������������rooches,   and,   when strung together,  nra-jeiet-j.    anklets,    necklaces,     watcl-  ���������hams, ro*_aries, and ^oslieial ornamenii-  The price of a stone vanes greatly wif a  i.he workmanship and tiie fame of the  .���������arver     borne may be bought,as low as  ton cents a piece, while others command  ,'..s high as $-i and $0 ouch.   The average  price is thirty cents a stonG.    Tho carvings display great variety and beauty.  One clu������*������������������ is comi������o<������ed of birds," reptiles  and higher animals. The dragon, griffin.  si or-!-., .snake   horse,   lion,  tiger,  camol.  elephant and bull are favorite figures. A  canon m  Chinese carving is to repro*  du. e only theso   animals   which  havt  been -leified, and the ten mentioned ure  about th<_. only ones which have"enjoyed  divine honors. A third class, and by far  che most interesting,  comprises  groups  of human fig ures representing scenes in  history,    poetry,    mythology   and   the  drama.   The workmanship is often so  fine as to be microscopic in its delicacy.  In fact, the finishing touches are made  by the artist while ".sing a magnifying  glass   of at least   fifty diameters.    On  stones not over an inch in length it if  not uncommon to find eight,   nine and  ten characters in different attitudes anc"  costumes.���������[.Washington    cor.    Bostov  Transcript  ;h:fegh  LEADING   BARBER  and  TAXIDERMIST  Keeps a Large Stock  of Fire Arms. Amuni-  - tion- and Sporting  Goods of all descrip*  tiohs.  Cumberland,      B.  C.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skrvices i-i  1 lie evening. Rkv. J. X. Wi_.L_MAR  rector.  ' ST. GEORGE'S ��������� PKESBYTERIAN  CHURCH. S i- VICJ.S at 11 a.m. and  7,p in. Sunu.iy' School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meet-* at the close of evening  service.    RliV. W.  C.   Dodds, pastor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at ihe usual hours morning "and evening  Epworth. League meets at the close ol  evening service.   'Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W: Hicks, pastor  , 1 , i      **"���������  ,  1   ���������- ,      *,  St.   John's   Catholic   Church���������Rev.  J. A. Durand, Pastor.    Mass ' ou   Sundays  at 11 o'clock a.   m.   , Sunday   School   in  the afternoon.  000.000(^00 tlOOi XJOOJOO  ES3     6  *-;  O  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Liver  __._*T_3,  Teamin  o  o  o  o  o  c  Society     Cards  HiramLoageNo 14 A. F .& A.M., B.C  "'   ''    Courtenay B.C."'  ' ' Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  beforethe full of the moon  Visiting. Brothers cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  ' '' '    ���������     Secretary  ��������� Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets, every alternate,, Wednesdays ol  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to,attend.*.  Chas. Wkyte, Scribe.  C H. TARBELL.  DEALER   IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Espimalt & Nanaimo By.  TIME TABLE  EFFECTiyE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  I am   prepared   to C  furnish Stylish Rigs q  and do Teaming at C  reasonable rates. q  g D. KILPATRICK.     g  o Cumberland o  OOOOOOOO   OOOOOOOOOO  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash      Building,  D msmuir Avenue,    Cumberland,  and am agent for the following  reliable    insurance    companies:  Ther Royal   London , and   Lan ���������  cashire'and Norwich  Unioa:. ��������� I  ,. am  prepared to  accept  risks at  <���������   current rates'.    I am  also agent '  for the Standerd Life Insurance,;  Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean' Accident Company of Eng-  ' land;    Please call  and  investi- '  gate before insuring in any other '-.  Company.    "  JAMES ABRAMS.  ������-51'  CumbErland  Hotel  VICTOBIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 naily. No. & Saturday  a.m. p.m.  De. 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A BARGAIN.  *  Anyone wishing to secure a,,  house and lot of land very cheap,  will do well to call at this office..  The owner intends "to leave and;  will sell at a big sacrifice.  V,  >,C  . t I *  '."I  ',"-*T]  V5J,-*  *-V\.| Iii ���������  w  HOW I MADE MILLIONS  k  m  V'  I  I*?/,'  47  Iw   *  w  wi  "  I'-  H  P"  H__   <  \l.  m  IS:  II-  I.'  1:  1 4  W  i1*  I  ri!-  til  ANDREW     CARNEGIE      TELLS     HOW  YOUNG MEN CAN GET RICH.  _ror������,->.ul  Interview   Tilth  the   Steel  Kins  by   \V.  T.  St^iic., Jr.-The   Kiuht  KelH-  ' tious     Between    Employer    autl    J_in-  ploycd��������� Hutr   C21ptu.i1**>   -of    Iudustry  Should Conduct Tl-emse.-rr:*.  Fifty years ago a young Scotch lad  was  working as a  "bobbin  boy"  in  a    cotton    factory    in     the ' United  States.    He was    earning-    somewhat  less   than   a  dollar  and  a .quarter  a  week.   That boy was    Andrew    Carnegie,   who   is' now   ono  of   the  richest men in tho world.   At the age'of  62 he has retired from business with  ��������� ������. fortune that is estimated at $100,-  000,000,-or an.annual income of *Sj>5,-  000,000.   Mr. Carnegie pondered over  tlie  problem  how   best   to   distribute  this huge sum during his  lifetime so  as* to produce \fi\o maximum amount  of good and tho minimum     of    evil.  Mr. Carnegie -finds  that a man     who  attends to    the    distribution    of his  - own  fortune  is  not  to   be  rated    an  .idler.   This,, however,   is   a   difficulty  few men are    called    upon    t'o    face.  Most, of  us  are concerned   in  laboriously  accumulating  an     infinitesimal  fraciSon   of   the  millions   which      Mr.  Carnegie  has -won   in  his   prosperous  career.    How   to   make  millions,   l.ot  how to spend them,  is  the     pressing  problem   with   the   majority   of   men.  The man  who, has  made millions can  best explain how millions are- made,  and  Mr.   Carnegie  g,ves  the     readers  his  practical  advice,   the   outcome  of  his own experience,  on how   to   succeed in  business.  "If a man has an ambition to  make millions- Mr. Crancgie, what  'are the gifts with '��������� which .a fairy godmother should endow him at birth?"  "The greatest'- of,all advantages  with which he can begin life is that  of being poor. The man who wishes  to make millions must not be born  with a silver spoon in his mouth.  He must feel tha. it is sink or swim  ���������with him. He must start his life  career with no bladders, no ;life-pre-  servers, no support. If in addition  to being poor himself he has witnessed his parents' struggle with adversity and resolves to drive tho  wolf from the door of the, family he  has tlie strongest-of' all incentives  ���������which lead- to success. No ambitions <3f a merely personal nature  can be compared with this.    Iiespon-  ANDREW CAEXEGIE.  C  sibility thrown upon a young poor  man, tnat* is the thing to bring out  ���������what is in hirn. Such is the raw material out of which great captains  of industry are made."  "He lias placed his foot on the  first rung of the ladder  of  success?"  "Yes, and he goes "ahead, for he  knows no such word as fail."  "What .about his personal character?"  "I think if a young man has ambition he has the necessary qualities  behind it. The desire to succeed develops them. The secret of success  chiefly Ties in the determination to  succeed and the resolve that- every  impulse, every knock-down- he receives in the battle will only nerve  him the more.''' -  "Are there any other- essentials to  success?"  "Yes, he should make his employer's interest his own. He should  take personal- pride in the concern  with which he is connected. He  should consider the property as It's.  own already, and expend all his efforts and energy upon it. This attracts the attention of his employers, and  the. rest is  easy."  "If he follows this advice, will he  eventually come to  the top?"  "Well, you can find a hundred .n-.n  who will make good brigadier generals, ten, perhaps, who can command a- corps, and only one who can  combine all the forces and wield  them as one solid mass. The,, same-  analogy, holds good in business. The  phrenologists have discovered no  bump of human nature, though they  should have done so. The most delicate and the most essential piece of  mechanism that a man has to deal  with is the human machine. Unless  a man" knows how to manage those  above him as well as those below  him he will never achieve supreme  ���������success. Knowledge 'of human nature is the chief elemcot in the composition of the successful business  man. The test of a.ny man's ability  is not what he does himself, but,  what he can get others to do in cooperation  with  him."  "Then you believe in a close connection between employer and employed?"  "fto matter how close it is," said  Mr. Carnegie, emphatically, "it cannot be  close enough.      A     successful  business firm should be like a band  of brothers. Of course they cannot  be this unless real co-operation exists. The head must share with t"he  others and the others with him, so  that all are working .for the common  interest."  "That-is why you gave your employes a practical interest in your  business?"  "Yes, that is - one reason. The  other was that by doing so business becomes ' a pleasure. We were  as one, always united. I would not  gives much for any man -who was  willing to' devote his life working  for others. The valuable man is be  who l?asr proper spirit, and determines to be master himself, equal in  rank to, anyone."  "Do you think, Mr. Carnegie, that  the manager of a great concern  should have a practical acquaintance  with all the details of the business?"  "Well, I am not one who could say  that, because ram nothing of a  scientific or mechanical man. What  ia important is that the manager  should know the clever men who are  scientists and mechanicians. Tie  should always keep his eyes open for  a genius in any branch of the business, and.when he finds him' take  him into the concern as a partner.  The great manager is the man who  knows how to surround himself with  men much abler than, himself! He  must love his work, and this will  make his associates love it. He  must trust' and respect ins associates, , too, and that will  make them , trust and respect  will make them trust > and respect  him. The latent reserve power i-n  men -waiting tp be called into action  has never been accurately estimated.  I have always found that a manager  of one of our great works has been  able to make excellent managers out  of material which before His' magic  touch was quite mediocre. He inspires his subordinates to almost  superhuman effort. - ���������  ' "To summarize, I take it that tho  qualities which should distinguish  the ideal captain of industry are:  First, an intuitive knowledge of human nature; second, a genius for organization, and third, the capacity  of inspiring his subordinates."  "Yes, when you have all thesec  combined you have an extraordinary  character. Such a man can work'  miracles even if the material at his  commaaid is . not much above the  average. The great manager who  will suceed in making millions is not  a specialist, excepting so far as it is  his special function to understand  the human machine.' You may find  men who will become famous as  specialists io many brandies of life,  especially in professions.- Great tal-������  ents in one line will atone for the  lack of many other qualities. But  in the business career there must, I  thi-nk, be an all-roundness to secure'  success. The decisions a business  man is called upon to make every  day, sometimes every hour, are momentous and .involve many interests.  His judgment needs to be sure upon  a wide range of subjects."  "You do not share the belief tli at  society is about to be delivered over  to the tender mercies of the man -who  has made a special study of one subject, and is ignorant of all others?"  "No, I do not. There must be a  division of labor, of course. It is  said it takes nineteen men to make.  a pin. It is quite,true that the me-  rhanic and the workingman ���������nay only have one thing to do, but when it  comes to directing the operations of  30,000 or ' 40,000 people, providing  them with work, deciding all questions as to markets, inventions, supply and demand, I think' that it is  too wide a field to be controlled by  the .specialist. As T "-said before, the  great manager needs nn all-round  knowledge of affairs, and especially  of men."  "Is tlie most successful business  one in which one directs and many  serve?"  ""No, I should not put it that way.  I think the successful concerns are  those which interest the largest number, making them all of one rank,  partners. No one really serves; that  is not t'he right way.of looking at it.  Everyone contributes , some special  quality to the general whole. They  naturally serve each other. I do not  believe any one man can make a  great success of a business nowadays. I am sure I never could have  done so without my partners, of  whom I had -32, the brightest and  cleverest young fellows in the world.  I have often said that' if X^'had to  lose all the capital I had *-.--In" the  works or lose my partners I should  let all my capital go and start  again without a dollar, but with the  organization intact'. No, 110; it is  absurd to think that power is going  into the hands of a few. Tho great  concerns require many first-class men.  All are equal to each other. The  Chief must only be first among  equals. I know that every one of  my partners would smile at the idea  of me being their superior, although  the principal stockholder. The way  they differed from me many a time  was delightful tp behold. I never  enjoyed anything more than to get  a sound thrashing in an argument at  the hands of these young geniuses.  No man will make a great business  who wants to do it all himself, or  get' all the credit of doing it. That  spirit is fatal, and the sure proof of  a small mind."  "When the poor lad without a  penny has become the great captain  of industry, with millions at his  command, what are his duties to the  community at large?"  "As long as he remains captain of  industry his business must be conducted on business lines. But the  wisest policy tfoat an employer can  pursue' toward   his   men   is   to   show  by his actions that he has a ht._-.rt.'  In cases, of accident, distress, or anj  trouble, the firm should show that  its heart has been touched and Hint  it can be generous and benevolent-*.  The firm, that has a reputation for  taking care of its. men has the besi  chance of success, beer use the l.c-i  men,which is the same (hing as tN-  the wisest men, who again ore tho  ablest, will gravitate to that fiim  and stay with it. Nothing , pays ,so  well in business as generous treatment._ Indeed, the firm which sees  that its men make the highest earnings is certain to be the most successful."  tl-"_1������.i-:r,i)tii> ���������>: a.liflor.  Man proposes; God disposes. Woman  wishes she did  both.  Babies must be a lot healthier than  they look or none of them would  live. ,  There is only one excuse for being  an old bachelor and that is -nobody  else's  business.  The man who kicks his wav  through -life may not have many  friends, but he gets a. lot ' bettor  treatment from those he does have.  It's only in books that girls would  die of shame if the men they ��������� Were in  love, with suspected it.  Valuable Grontid Won by m ..Hue. ..,  The convent of San Francisco dc As-  aiz. Lima, was founded ou the same day  as the capital of Peru, iu lo.Sr*. The  church was built in lhe year l.">.">3. , This  church has 20 altars and is the most  magnificent in Lima, both internally anil  externally. The altars are extremely  rch aud of modern construction.  Connected With this church there is a  very curious historical episode. The first  site assigned to the father of the order.  Fernando de la Cru���������. for the Franciscan,  convent, was outside the city anil very  small.' The' friars applied to the viceroy,  the Marquis de Canete. for a more suitable place, and he offered to' .rive then.  whatever, -ground they could inclose in  one night. Acting on this promise. I lie  monks collected the necessary materials,  and in the short time allowed they raised  four fences.' one of which (-otnpleit-ly  stopped up a street, now called Call'1  Aparicio. and thus inclosed a whole  "maiizana," or plot of ground' 100 yards  square, containing an orchard and a large  pond. The municipality of Lima protested against this act as an encroachment on its rights and demanded that lhe  street should.be restored, hut the "'.ceroy  had the ground in question valued and  paid for, the-same out of his own purse.  ��������� Lima  Letter in Chicago  Record..  \  * Sar������:eiit'������ Timidity.  A writerin The Ladies' Home .Journal  .tells an. interesting story of Sargent, the  artist, in connection with his great mural  painting in . the Boston I'uhlic library.  Sargent had given much time and* study  to his theme, hut went to some * friends  one day in a mood of artistic despair, insisting that, he had conceived an'idea be-  \vond his powers of execution. He ex-'  plained, then gloomily insisted, that he  was goingrhome to destroy the entire  hatch of drawings. They pleaded with  him not to do so before they had seen  them. He,consented, and. spurred on by  their encouragement, finished his noble  design. But for the insistence of Sargent's friends we would have lost one of  our most treasured works of art.  Manna a PunRim,  It seems that in the present day Arabs  who are obliged to traverse the sandy  wastes of. Arabia depend to a large extent upon "angers food" both for themselves and*for their camels. The-* manna  is in reality, a fungus, which is found in  great quantities on the sand after ruin.  Of a gray color and of the size of a pen.  it has a pleasant, sweet taste, and although its analysis shows that it is by  no means a perfect food, it is sufiicieutly  rich in nitrogenous matter and carbohy-  dratos-to sustain life for a long period.���������  Chambers' Journal.  Almo..  a De.������1rta  Strnfj-ffle.  A large crowd had gradually formed  around the two fashionably dressed and  oblivious young girls, and at one time it  seemed necessary to separate them.  "What can it mean?" said the stranger  who had just come up.  "It took me." said the man addressed,  "some time to learn, but. as I understand  it now, one girl has been six months in  Europe, and while she w-as gone the other one has learned to play golf, .ami they  ���������are- trying to tell each other about it."���������  Life. ���������  There is one consolation about the  noise of a big city: one cannot hear half  that is said to him when he is trying to  th irk.���������New  York  World.  Manner is everything with some people  un-.  something   with  .������������������������������������* _������ryb*>d J.  Not tlie Same Ccneuli,  A well known divinity professor, a  grave and learned man. had live daughters, whom his students irreverently  named "Genesis." "Exodus." "Numbers." "Leviticus" nnd "Deuteronomy."  Beginning bis lecture one day. the  professor said. "Gentlemen. 1 wish to  speak to you about tbe age of Genesis."  Roars of laughter came from tbe  students.  "Genesis is not so old as you suppose," continued the professor:  More roars���������so long continued, indeed, tbat the worthy man had time to  think before be made the next remark.  He said timidly���������and he managed to  hit the mark tbis time:  ���������"I may not be thinking of the same  Genesis as yon are!"  Gyration.  "The French have a folding bicycle."  "Is   that   bo?     Well,   the   American  wheel doubles up often enough to suit  me."���������Indianapolis Journal.  JERSEY MEEMAIDS.  SWIMMING GIRLSOF BEAUTIFUL ISLE  IN   ENGLISH  CHANNEL*  Tha Threw HUttou Sisters, Champion Wet-  men Swimmer-, Are Jfativt'S nt Sco.-  IhikI - J_xi*ert Cyclinta aud General A1I-  K-.iiiul Athletes-lle-cords of tlie SiHtnru  - I'rirr.ni* Tlmy   Biiva   Won.      .  The three Hilson-_sistcrs of the Island of Jersey, in the English Channel, are Scotch lassies by birth. They  came to the island to live when thoy  were little girls. A happy fate cast  their lot near the sea, and they  learned to swim like mermaids. One  was 9 years of age, another 14, the  youngest 7, when they began it. Thoy  were new comers in the island, with  not many acquaintances, and were  thorcfore thrown back on their own  resources for enterLiaiimont. They  ch-t>6e the field of athletics for this  purpose and have been richly rewarded in both health and pleasure, They  are expert cyclists as' well as swimmers. .  Tho illustration shows" the young  ladies in their, bathing dress. They sit  111 a line'upon the rock at the top of  the picture. The old man with the  fringe of white whiskers is tlie life-  saver of the Jersey Swimming Club,  of which the sisters are. honored  members. The" lady in the foreground is the teacher of swimming  at the ladies' pool. She herself is an  accomplished  swimmer  and  athlete.  Some of the feats the sisters. can  accomplish are uncommon. The_\can  eat and drink under water jus.t , for  the fun of it. They can also .write  under water. Any of the three .can  swim easily two miles without stop-  pin"'.      While   nil   s-'i'i*   dually   well  uiiJiiV  wu'JEItSEV SWIMMING  GIJILS..  and can do all the natatorial ' high  art tricks, the gift of getting through  the water at racing speed has been  "bestowed in particular on one of.  them, Miss Bessie. In the, woman's  championship for all Great Britain  she has twice come in second and  will try again next year. Tho girl  who lias beaten her in each case is  the same. Miss Beryl Cudlipp of  Portsmouth, England.' -The race for  the championship took place in October in I.ondon in presence of a host  of spectators.' The best time mado  was 100 yards in 1 minute 34 seconds. This was Miss Cudlipp's record, and Miss Hilson was one yard  behind her at the  finish.  It is interesting to note that Miss  Bessie Hils'on^is rather more heavily  built than her two sisters and not  quite so ta..l. Their slightly greater  length of limb gives them no advantage. It is the "knack" that does  it, and this apparently one must be  born with to get a championship in  anything. Miss Bessie once swam  _2_0 yards in .4 minutes 16 4-5 seconds. She has a large and handsome  gold-lined silver cup, the prize the  .Jersey Swimming Club gave to the  best woman swimmer in the island.  It had tocbe won twice before it became   hers   permanently.  Among them the sisters have some  dozens of prizes obtained at various  times. These include bracelets, a  handsome dressing case, brooches, a  silver sugar basin, gold jam spoons  ���������no British housekeeping outfit  would be complete -without a jam  spoon���������a diamond ring and no end  of   medals.  One modal the eldest sister has especial reason to be proud of is that  from tho, life saving society for resuscitating a drowning person. When  "the girla went in for swimming, they  learned every branch of it, even to  directions for restoring life to those  apparently drowned. Miss Hilson  had these directions at her linger  ends literally, and it,required all her  knowledge and all her nerve when  one day a young lady swimmer in  the sea near the. I-Iilsbns' home got  knocked under water and had her  lungs filled with s-alt brine. Miss Hilson heard the screams and hastened  to the rescue in time to be instrumental in bringing back to life  through her scientific and practical  skill the girl, who to all seeming  was  quite  dead.  Nowhere else are there such admirable arrangements for the comfort and safety of swimmers as there  are in Jersey. A handsome sea wall  surrounds tho portion of the Jersey  beach frequented by the bathers. At  the top of ^this is an asphalt promenade. Out upon the rocks are diving platforms for use at the different  stages of the tides, which sometimes  rise about 30 feet. Asphalt walks  and granite steps lead to'and from,  the diving platforms.  For the benefit of women swimmers the arrangements are complete.  They have a -walled in patch of sea  all to themselves. It is called tho  ladies' bathing pool. "When it is full  the water is on a level with the sea  outside, and one can lopk out 'over  tlie great rocks and the foaming  green -water. The pool is as large as  a small lake and is open to the air  and sun.     Dressing rooms  and every  accommodation are at one side. AH  is under the auspices of the Jersey  Swimming Club.  , The lady' swimmers have games iu  ' the water to test their quickness and  skill.. A favorite amusement is water polo,* in which sides are * taken  and tho girls swim about like dolphins, playing and throwing a large  ball . back and forth at one another,  diving for it, catching it on the'fly,  if possible. This game makes them  quick and daring, forgetful of that  unreasoning,, henli'ke panic which al-  tacksso many women in the water,  i.ot to say out of it.  Last sumitior they had a fancy dr������se.  swimming-, party, so to speak. The  girls appeared, in characters " and  swam about the pool. Sometimes  tlie .sisters give exhibitions of swimming with .-both' feet and hands tied.  In this case they swim with their,  hands tied behind their backs, a most  difficult  feat.  *  The sisters are exp^-t divers: would  be considered so e\en , if,' they were  men. The eldest' sister ,is an artist  and has a studio in Jersey. Her work  consists largely of miniature painting!, in' which she does exquisite  work. Besides being a famous swimmer, ' therefore, sho also earns her  own living. "Miss Bessie assists her  in the studio: also Miss Dolly, the  other sister, when there is hurry of  work. They bathe in , the aea'  all winter, because they think it is  good for them. Miss Hilson' Aas  bathed in the sea Jan. 7. The bath-  ��������� ing season is, therefore,' still on at'  this date, and the deluded dippers  even pretend  they like it!  ,rD0'N COYOTE."  An Iutere-tinc  Itrm-riptiou   of   llio Ciinl-t '  I_ii.ri.n_.--A ' Nii_l't Anmml Tlwt  , 1'o.AeMKit. I ntell i-_eiicc". ,  , * *   .  One of the interesting.and    typical      '.  ��������� animals   of  the far   West* is, the Am-    .,-,  orican   wild   dog,   lowland     wolf-   or  coyote,' Canis latrans,  it being (known ���������    ������  under these and other titles. While a  very    common    animal,   it  is     rarely  we'll   figured  in   the   books,     and * is  made to look more foxlikc ^than wolf-,  ish,   says  Prof.  C. .*.F.  Holder,   in The  The   Scientific   American.   The  accom-  '  panying   illustration   gives   a   correct     _  Idea of   a   youi>g     male    two-thirds*  grown.       In     general   appearance  ��������� it /,J-  resembles   the' typical   wolf,     the  fur  beirig   a   dull   yellowish   gray,       with *,   _  dark,   even   black,-1 ' clouded     spots;'  beneath   it  is  sometimes   reddish "and:;  white.   " *   ���������  The coyote is virtually a wild,dog  and   breeds, with   the  domestic     dog,  and, dogs  will- often  refuse  to   injure  the female coyote.   Huxljpy    'contends  that   there   is   no   material   difference -  between   the skull   of  a   coyote,   and "  *--  hat of a dog, and a cross between a   -"  ���������ollie and an Eskimo'dog produces a       ���������  cry  fair  coyote,  so   far   as     appear- '   ���������  inces  go. -   *.  "Don Coyote" is essentially a  night animal. On the outskirts of  Pasadena, a city of 15,000 inhabi- '  tants, where my observations have  been made, he comes .boldly up the--  bordering streets, evading the dogs  .the best he can; now giving them a  wild chase, then stopping in -some  vacant lot ancl defying the town,  and with head aloft yelping to the  moon. At such times the yelps come  in s-uch quick succession that , they  fairly overrun one another and seem  echoed back and repeated from every  hill, rock and bluff. I f-Tive Don  Coyote credit for much intelligence,  as on one occasion at least he led  hounds and horses out of the way  to a barbed wire fence, passing under it himself, but witnessing the  complete   demoralization   of  the  hunt  COYOTK.  as he bounded away. While the coyote hunts singly in towns and villages, he runs in packs in the open,  and it is here that he demonstrates  his .skill and cunning. A friend of  mine observed a pack of coyotes on  the e;dge of the desert manipulating  a jack rabbit. They swept across the  country in a line, soon starting a  hare, then formed in two parallel  lines about 200 foot apart. There was  a regular plan of action, and none  of the coyotes seemed overexcited,  but when the hare was started they  wheeled inlo columns like soldiers,  the leading coyote running at tho  top of his speed. After a few moments he dropped to the rear and  a iresh coy./te took the lead ; and  this was kept up until the hare was  run down. The chase was a silent  one. This method recalls the wild  dogs  of Australia,  or dingo.  Genuine Courtesy.  Surface manners are like cut flowers  stuck in a shallow glass with just  enough water to keep them fresh an  hour or so; but the courtesy that has  its growth In the heart is like the rosebush In the garden that no inclement  season can kill and no dark day force  to forego the unfolding of a bud.  on 3  f  boy Can make it.  A HOME-MADE,TELESCOPE -XNDSOME  'OF   ITS MANY   USES-  .An  Interesting;   Instrument  That Sliculil  ' I_o  in the, Po.stieHf.ion  of Every Ingem-  ou_   unci  .cieiice   and   3ly_.tery-l.oviu.:  ""Hoy ��������� What' Can be _������en  l>vJt.  .Here is a story of a pigmy instru-  'ment, '-an   ordinary   "spyglass,"     in  .fact, such as one ta-kes  with him  to  . tin.  seashore,    and     -which  any    boy  who  is  desirous  of seeing something  in the heavens more than can be seen'  with the naked eye,can>easily .fix  up^'  ,/with.1 his .own hands.  ���������   Let it not be despised because of its  diminutive stature,   lt was with such  a glass as this one which cost at' second hand only  a dollar and a half  that Professor Barnard, the discoverer of the fifth satellite of Jupiter, began ,his  observations  of that planet.  ' Head  wha.t  this glass  will do.  A word    or     two     first about   the  mounting   of   it.    Ev'eri   tllie   smallest  -telescope  must   be mounted,   if  it  is  to do   its    best    work.      Resting    lt  against a post or the window frame  will not answer.   A  telescope should  never be even ,to-uchcd with the hand  , while "one is looking through it.  The  mounting  need   not  be   either  elaborate or expensive.   That of t*he glass  shown- in   the  illustration  given here  was . designedly   made  as  simple    as  possible,   even -crude.    It  should    require but little explanation.  The block which carries    the   tube,*  --- bound  to  it  with twine,'  is  fastened  to the upright'axis with a screw, not  so   tightly  as   to   prevent the  instrument from turning easily, yet tightly  enough ..to   keep .it at  any angle    at  which it "may be set.   *  This axis���������-it had previously done  duty as a window-shade roller���������turns  on a pivot j a piece of thick Avire  driven Jnto its lower end. Its upper  bearing is a small block of wood in  which has , been cut a semicircular-  notch to receive the axis. A clip of  tin, ' bent curving at one end, is  screwed to the block, and presses as  a spring upon", the axis, hard enough  to keep it steady wliile permitting it  t to turn easily.  Our  telescope  having  been  mounted,'one thing more is  to begone before we try  it  upon  a  celestial   .ob-,  ject, ,its   aperture   must   be   diminished.    Its object glass,'an inch   and    a  half in diameter,   is not too large for  use upon  terrcstial objects,  but it   is  , larger "<tha.n    is    needed  for  viewing,  with'the magnification we are using,  tlie brighter celestial objects. Besides  tlie lens- is a cheap one and probably  is  very far from  being perfect.  .* We make a cap  for J-he instrument  ��������� of cardboard, like a box cover, in the  center ,of which  is. cut a round',holc.  an inch in diameter,at-the most. Ihis  will    adn._t    a. sufficient   amount of  light, and .at the same time will less-  ���������en   the   bad   effects   of   any   imperfections  which  tlie lens may have.  We arc now ready to test the glass  before putting it to regular service.  We point it to a bright star, and observe the appearance of the star when  'it is badly out of focus. What ought  to be seen is a round spot of light  of a uniform brightness, which is  larger  the farther  from   the focus  it  show us the phases of Venus, and  even those of Arercury. It ty-ill, show  us the ring of Saturn very prettily.  Of course, we do not expect to see  the division in the ring���������the dark  line which separates it into two ;  still, we get a'better view of* this  wondrojis appendage .of Saturn than  Galileo.'ever had,* for- he .was ��������� never  able to make out exactly what it  was. Many double stars, too, aro  quite within.,the reach of the instrument we are using.  The objects which have here been  pointed out must be regarded merely  as .specimens of celestial* objects  wMrh art with in' the reach of a vorv  small telescope, and every u  which wa-c actually-; secrr-as desfn ,  through * the instrument here d.pu  ed. The list might easily be cnl,.r -  ed; but it is large enough t������o establish the point that even a .common  spyglass, if a good one, may be utilized as an astronomical telescope in  a way/ not only to' afford a. great  deal of pleasure, but also to be of  great assistance to tbe young student'of astronomy. * In these days of  cheap telescopes no one who is at oil  interested in the stars should restrict  himself to observation with the  naked   ova. * ,  wall. There were three live'kittens  and one dead one. I left the dead  kitten as an experiment. Whenever  1 .had found a nest before this, a  visit a few, hours later would find  the nest deserted, the kittens removed to some secret spot. When I  again visited the' nest in question it  was deserted save for the dead kitten. If that cat had -no conception  of death she would have placed the  dead kitten beyond my reach, and  for the same reason that5 caused her  to remove the live kittens.���������Forest  and Stream.    ,  ���������ARTHUR AND  BLAINE.  THE   .   ROYAL _SEPULCHRE.  J.vHtttration  of tli*. lfruriiil   I'lsiow of Kin���������,*  o unci  I'rinCfK, O it ecus and Priiioi'si*..*  .      ���������--s--       Ut   Willi.-.or     ('���������������������������ill**.  , An important improvement is now  .being carried but in the' sepulchcf of  kings and princes, queens andprin-  - cesses', beneath St. George's Chapel  aaid the Albert Memorial Chapel, at  Windsor-Castle.  Herein have been , deposited ^tho  'mortal remains ��������� of several of the  '.Kings of -England and numerous  members of the royal family. These  -include George in.1, George IV.,  William IV, the Duke of Kent, the  Duke of York, Princess, Octavius and  Alfred (children of George III.���������removed from Westminster Abbey;, tlie  Duchess of Brunswick, the'Princesses  Charlotte, and ISiizabeth (children of  William IV.),, Queen Charlotte, Princess * Charlotte, '��������� Princess . Amelia,  Queen Adelaide, Princess Augusta,  King George V.', of Hanover, and  lastly the Duchess of Teck.  No burial pla,ce has ever, perhaps,  been so strictly .preserved from the  ���������general eye as this, 'for, according to  a London paper, only her Majesty  and her. family and very occasionally  a specially privileged visitor, * have  been   admitted   within   the   vault.    <���������  It was ' cons tructed by George" IIT.  and besides beingl the final resting  place of the- august.-personages< mentioned above, it has temporarily sheltered  the remains  of  the cDuke of Al-  Tr������..Kp]mii mji of >������i*v_n.  The transplanting of skin has been  frequently ^reported lately, but the  grafting of nerves seems a step further in surgical ' progress. A man  who suffered severe injury to ' the  ������������������wrist from a circular saw lost sensibility in the hand. Five ' months  after about an inch and a half of  the sciatic nerve of a young bloodhound was attached to th'e end' of  the median nerve and a similar operation performed upon the ulnar  nerve. In three months sensibility  was almost complete throughout the  hand. In' Tlie American Journal of  Medical Sciences 20 cases of nerve  transplantation   are   reported.  Artist or Artisan t ,  *'I hear Jennie is about to marry a  painter?"  "Ah! , By trade or profession?"���������Indianapolis Journal.  Would  Kat_cx Walt.  ,-j>i  asked   the  , "Guilty   or  not   guilty  court. -  "Well, judge," responded the prisoner, "if it's all thp'S-itiu* to yon. I would  like to wait until ail the testimony is  in before r pen dor, .in opinion."  Check.on the Tiger.  HOME-MADE   TKLESCOPK.  is, and which has tho same a.ppear-  ance on either, side of the focus���������  that is to say, whether the tube is  drawn out too far or is pushed in  too  far. ���������������������������    . ' *  If this spot is brighter near its  rim than at its center, or the reverse, the meaning is that our lens  does not focus accurately, and we  had better reduce its aperture still  more.  It may be necessary to cut it down  to a half-inch. 'This will be at the  sacrifice of light, but it is better  that our object���������-rthe moon, say-  should be a little dim than that it  should be poorly, defined, with an offensive glare about  it.  We now focus upon the star. When  we have found the point at which it  appears the smallest and brightest,  what we shall see, if the performance of our glass is fairly good, will  be a tiny round bright spot* ��������� the  "spurious disc" of the star ��������� surrounded by one or more fine rings of  light, the whole appearance being  somewhat like that of a target wi _h  its  central   bull's   eye.  And now what will this pigmy telescope do? To begin with, it will  give, us a very fine view of the moon.  Next it will give us a very interesting view of Jupiter, such as we may  find in a textbook pf astronomy, labeled     "Low-power   View."    It   will'  ENGLAND'S ROYAL, SEPULCHRE.  bany and the Duke of Clarence,  awaiting interment in the Memorial  Chapel.  The vaulted roof is supported by-  massive octagonal columns, which  also support ranges of stone shelves  upon which the coffins are placed,  and there are also stone tables, a  foot high, for the same purposes, at  tlie east end and in  the center.  Here the dust and ashes of long-  departed royalties have lain, seldom  disturbed, save by officials whose  du-ty it is to tend and protect the  gloomy house for the dead. And, as  though to render intrusion yet more  rare, it has hitherto been necessary  in order to gain an entrance, to remove heavy iron plates, guarding and  sealing the stone stairway to the  vault, and when access had to be  obtained lanterns have been required.  All this has, of course, intensified  tlie somber and dismal aspect of the  mausoleum, but* by commotnd of her  MajeWty a radical change is being effected.  At the entrance to the vault, which  is   at   the    east  end   of  St.;. George a  Chapel  an  arched   doorway   is   to   le  put up, so that in order to enter one  will  simply have  to  unlock  fcSie door  and  descend   the stairs,   and,   further,-  electric laanps    have     been    fitted  by  which     the    vault   can    be    instantly  floo.ded   with   light.     While    this     improvement is being carried  out, somo  cha__ges  have   been   made  in   the    arrangement  of   the  coffins.  . Those  of the  King  George III  and  his  family,    the    Duke  of  Kent,,    the  King   of   Hanover,   the   infant    child  (Victoria)   of   Princess   F.rederica    of  Hanover    (Princess    von Pawel-Ea'm-  mingen) and others,   numbering nearly twenty, have been moved from tho  large  stone   table  which   runs   down  tlie center of tlie vau*lt to the ranges  of stone shelves  by  the side wall  of  the   sepulcher. *  The only coffin which, now remains  on the table is that of the Duchess  of Teck, but even this will shortly  be moved to the side shelves, and a  splendid marble altar is to be erected at the east end of the vault.  These alterations, of course, a.re being made by the Queen's authority.  ���������New York Journal.  A  Severe   Summary.  "It's wonderful," said the man with  the solemn air of erudition, "what a  difference a slight matter will make in  the world's estimate of a man."  "It isn't so in literature." was tbe answer. "A man must have merit  there"���������  "Not necessarily. I*f he get his spelling wrong, that's plain ignorance, but  if he gets his facts, aud logic all twisted, that's originality."���������Washington  Star.  Once   Tliey - Were   Long   on    Green*  ���������   backs and'Short on Changre.  There is a good story of the presidential excursion down to the Eastern Shore  of Maryland. The party embraced Secretaries Blaine and Windom and others.  They were fortunate enough to hear an  excellent sermon'" from the venerable  Protestant Episcopal bishop of Mary-  , land, who was there to, administer the  rite of confirmation. President Arthur  and the .wo secretaries sat in quiet satisfaction. But their peace of mind was  suddenly dispelled. The offertory was  sung. At the familiar words, "Let your  light so shine before men." etc., the president and the secretaries each quietly  dropped a hand into a pocket.  "Lay not up for yourselves treasures  on earth."  Windom drew forth a crisp $1 not*  and held it between his thumb and forefinger, ready for the approaching plate.  The president un_ Mr. Blaiue went a little deeper into their pockets. One  brought up a nickel and the other a  dime. Their faces flushed. It would  nerer do to make such a contribution.  MHe that soweth little shall reap little, and be that soweth plenteously shall  reap plenteously. * * * God loveth a  cheerful giver."  The president went to his pocketbook  and the secretary of state his vest pocket  with nervous fingers.  "Zaccbeus stood forth and said unto  the Lord. 'Behold. Lord, the half of my  goods I give to, the poor, and if I" have  done wrong to any man I restore fourfold.* ",  The plate was only four pew's away.  What .the president,found in his pocket-  book was one $50 note and a $10 greenback���������nothing smaller. What Mr. Blaine  found was two $10 notes���������nothing smaller. To.put in a nickel or a dime only,  was not to���������be thought of: To give $10  was more than either cared to do. Each  looked at Windom sitting there calmly  with his dollar note in hand. He shook  his head.  "Charge them that are rich in this  world' that they be ready to give and  glad to distribute."    '  There was no time for further pocket  exploration or consideration. With a  smile of commiseration at each other  and something like glee on Windoin's  placid 'countenance, the president and  the secretary of state each planked down  his $10 note for "the poor of,this congregation." And the worst of it is; said one  of the party afterward, that the Lord  would probably give them credit only  for the dollar or two which they intended to give.  Object Lesson.  - "Young man," asked the proprietor  of the store, who was making the  row ads of the various departments,  "how can you afford to dress so elaborately and expensively on the salary we  pay you ?"  "I can't." gloomily answered the  salesman. "I ought to have more salary."���������Chicago Tribune.  Tang-lit the Filipinos Craps.  Private O. W./Freeman, Company A  of the Colorado regiment, claims the  distinction of first introducing the diverting little game o> craps among the simple  natives of Luzon. They seemed anxious  to gamble, he������ says, and so he supplied  them with the bones at $5 a pair. Freeman is an adept with dice and is reputed to have brought with him from  the Philippines $9,000 which he secu-ed  fn his operations. One pay day he cleaned up $3,000, but that was an exceptional run, he say_.  "  She Wu Pleased.'  The young man has only recently takea  up photography ancl is .in ardent enthusiast. He persuaded the girl to whom  he is eugaged to pose for hini..'She was  seated in a'hammock., and he sfood*directly before her when he took the picture. In" a day ore two' he proudly exhibited the result of the sitting.. She  gave one.glance at it and then handed it  back.  "Don't you like it?" he inquired.  , "I don't assume to criticise," was the  reply.  "I thought it was pretty good for a  first attempt," he insisted.  "Perhaps it'is.    I am-glad you are satisfied with it."  "Of course it might be better."  ','Do vou think it looks like me?"  ' "Yes.".  "Then, Herbert, I am content."  "But you don't seem very cheerful over  it."  "Perhaps I don't show it, but that photograph has made me very happy."  "I'll have a frame made for it and  give it you." '  "No. I don't want to keep it. but it  fills me with joy/nevertheless. They say  that when beauty fades affection vanishes, but when I realize that you can  see me depicted with hands and feet like  those without breaking our engagement  I am convinced that there can't be any  doubt about your loving me when 1 am  old."���������Exchange.  New York has;a r.cliool in connection  with the'tire-department where firemen  are ta.ugh't.to scale nuildin-gs. catch dum-  _iep'-aud handle furniture.  She Had One Comfort.  Flathouse life has its peculiar drawbacks, one of which is the habit some  women have of carrying on conversations  with their neighbors through the airshaft  regardless of the fact that sound ascends  so readily that persons living above them,  though out of sight, must hear what -is  said. The following conversation came  floating into the writer's flat last week:  "Is that you, Mrs. Jones? I heard yon  had"���������  "Oh. yes. Mrs. Smith, such a fright 1  never got in all my"���������  "Dear me! I know I should have died  if burglars had broken in through my"���������  "And the loss. Mrs. Smith! All my silver teaspoons and"���������  "Not your silver backed hairbrush?"  "Yes. just that. But 1 have one comfort."  "What is that, dear Mrs. .Jones?"  "I heard tbat tbey broke into that  stuck up Mrs. Brown's flat in the next  street and left her positively nothing!"���������  New York Tribune.  LAUGHING GAS.  When De Poet. Bombard.  1 feel sorry fo' poor Dewey, an wid him I sympa.  thize,  When de poeta bombard;  Ain't g-wine to gib no warnin; da will take* him  by surprise,      , '     ' '  When de poets bombard;  He -nought stand de Dewey jokes, de hand organs  an de bands,  An   de   fervid   eloquence   ob   de   speakers  on   de  stands, .  But he' gwine to ax fo' mercy, swine to tro xip  bofc he hands,.  When de poets bombard.  r. ' '  lie will t'ink dat ,H aro hcaben fo' to be it war  wid Spain,  When de poets bombard; ,  He will wish dat he am back in Manila bay again,  When de poets bombard; '  He  mought   t'ink dill   he am  fearless,  dat  nuffln  will make him shake,_  l_f he stands de rapid fire ob dc pumpkin pics an  cake.  But  he'll realize soon alter dat he's mado a cad  mistake,        ,  When de poeta bombard. l ,  ���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  In the Crude Old Day-.  The royal will is being proclaimed.  "His* most   gracious,, majesty."   shouts  the herald, "is pleased to promise to tbe.  victor in today's tourney the hand of his/  beautiful .daughter  iu  marriage!"  "Oh. 1 feel dreadfully cheap!" protests  .he princess.  '������������������Ungrateful child,  be thankful  tbat ������'���������  am   not   offering  you   for   a   progressive  euchre prize!" replies the king sternly..  For in those crude old days progressive euchre prizes were, mostly procured  at the 5 and 10 cent stores. Of course it  is different now.���������Detroit Journal.  A Criaim In Pari*. '  A crisis impends.' >        * ..   l  The secret society which has been plot- ���������'  ting the reform of French.spelling-now-,  shows its hand, and all Paris is instantly..-  in a turmoil.'  . Two' mobs confront each other in the1"  Place de la Concorde.  "A bas!" shouts the Ancient Regime' "\  doggedly-        , /  "A   ba!"   shouts  the   Revolution,   bent  upon the elimination of all silent letters.    '  In the meantime gendarmes charge.,  madly to and fro'.���������Exchange.  - <*  1 ��������� ,-*-  *    r,*'V  Wiu������cr;__ Coj-iln!  Winter's corn in in fer shore��������� t  Blustorin aroun; , >  .    ���������   ' ,  MoIIic. sand the cabin floor���������' .  . Take the Addle down.     . ���������   ' .  Short on till ton���������who's to blame f  We'll be'tlanrin jest the samel     c  i < - ��������� ���������  Boys air comin down the road'-  Jest to dance with you.  Apples?    Whal a  rosy'load 1 "  Jugs ol cider too!       ' '  Corn crap failed us���������who's to blamef  We'll be dan.in jest the same!  Never cry fer what we've missed,  Let  the rfire burn steady.  All  the gals air to be kissed. u  An ihf.ijo.vs air ready! ,    . "    ,  All craps poorly���������who's to blame?  We kin dunce^ dear.- jest,tlie samel  "���������Atlanta Constitution.  ilia  PnrHiiian  Arrow,  "Proud,    insolent:    beauty."-   exclaimed  the mortified young man rising to go. "I  know why you refuse me!"- .  "Oh. do you ?"( she said, her lip curling  in scorn.  1   "Ye*-!    You refuse fo marry a poor mau  because   you   aspire   to   a   more   glorious  destiny.     You  want  to be the cashier of  collie    dairy     lunch    counter!"���������Chicago  Tribune.  Too I'lluoh  For Bill.  "'I dunno how Bill's a-goin to vote io  ihis election." said the campaign worker.  "I've hearn tell lie's on the fence."     *  "Tie wuz (bar," replied his neighbor,  "hut one o' the cand. rdaies let fall a dollar on the off side o* the fence, an .Bill  got dizzy an fell over!"���������Atlanta Constitution.  A  PaUiclle Bo..lad.  IA young woman, in Nebraska  has brought suit  for damages against  a man  for kissing her when  she was asleep in a hammock.���������Daily Newspaper.]  Do not kiss me when I sleep!  Think you it is naught  That I'choose my lips to keep  Jealously unsought? j  Ah, you did nol count the coat  Nor my gnawing pain. J  When 1 think what I have lost.  1 can ne'er regain.  So, alas, I now must weep  To drink this bitter cup!  Do not kiss mc when 1 sleep���������  Wait til] I wake up I  ���������New York Press.  lii-.__i-._-t. hii������1 Oe������tii.  During my 14 years of hermit lifo  I have run across _aanj- incidents  that prove that wild animals comprehend the meaning of death. Two  years ago I found the nest of a wild  "wild" domestic cat in an old stone I  Tbe Wheelman'.  View.  Mrs. Sprocket���������George, what In the  world happened to the pipe organ in  church this morning while you were  singing tiiat soloV  Mr. Sprocket (who always ta.Iks bicycle)���������Why, the organist was coasting  on easy grade with her feet off the  pedals when she ran into some sharp  notes, and the old thing punctured.���������s  Ohio State Journal.  Nothing Is so indicative of deepest  culture as a tender consideration of  the ignorant.  Chinese coinage In the shape of a  knife bas been traced back as far as  2240 a a  Do Animal*. ReasonT  A little girl fell off the dock at High  FJridge. Her mother screamed for he.p.  A stray Newfoundland dog responded to  the call, rushed down the dock and. seeing the situation, jumped into the water,  caught the girl and swam with her to  the dock. ^Then a policeman ran down,  swung himself over the dock and lifted  first the child and then the dog to land.  Not long since an alleged philosopher  proved to his own satisfaction, in a magazine article, that "animals do not reason." If this dog, now adopted by the  police of the High Bridge precinct, did  not reason, did the policeman who took  him and the girl from the water reason?  ���������Brooklyn Citizen.  AcclcB.i-4.. Will  Happen.  Amateur Drawing Room Entertainer  (invited to amuse the children)���������And  now. ladies and gentlemen.-1' have much  pleasure in introducing my celebrated  performing elephant. Hi! Allez! Houp-la!  (Door opens, and enter stout lady.)  Footman���������Mrs. Heavysides!���������Tit-Bits,  M NOT PAY GASH I  Pay in SCRIP for Dominion Lands and  Save 20 per Cent. Discount.  For full information appty to  ��������� A.lloway & Champion,  BANKERS  AND   BROKERS  Winnipeg.  Or to any office of the MERCHANTS' BANK  OF CANADA, or the UNION BANK OF  CANADA in Manitoba or the West.  Driven  to Drink.  Artist���������My next picture at the academy will be entitled "Driven to Drink."  His Friend���������Ah, some powerful portrayal of baffled passion. I suppose?  Artist���������Oh. no; it's a horse approaching a water trough I  J. D. O'BRIEN.  BROKER   IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  Ptiv������ e Wire Connection wi'h a'l Loodlnar  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought, Sold and  Crried un Marg ns. C >ireap.tideii-e Solicited.  Private Cypher Code-Porniahed upon Application.  148 Princess St.* Winnipeg, Man.  P. O. OMWli- 1987.  \-.-\f  ' < \"  '���������y<-7  <������������������- 77.  ' yi - " r  i,;  i*.  V i.  !  THE   CUMBEKLAITD  NEWS.  Issued Every   Tuesday.  YV. B. ANDERSON,  KDITOB  The columns of Tiie News are open to all  who wish to express therein views on matt-  ersof public interest.  While we do not hold ourselves responsi  hie for the utterances of correspondent*., v\ t-  _������������������*. I'rvu     tli ���������   :*,,���������'._      of     .'rt'i'i.lj ^    '���������>    '-    ��������� "  auiiiiiiuiiica'ioiis uiinec. ss-arily perrx-iia*!*.  - TUhrJDAY,  MARCH, 27Ui,   1JK<  _ _____ __,_   __���������  jNO'ilU--'iO TliHJ   SCHOOL  CHII.DilH-N*.  '   *      r  ��������� .The Cumukrlan'd '.Nevvs, cfter*-  the following Lo ��������� encourage th<  growth of flowers in Cumberland  Unci Union:  For the .-est Vl h:qoii.s of Motchc d  pansies, one varie y and marked  ftlike, $1.50.  For,, tho. best 12. blooms, -.-i;*  colored, one va'riet v. "be < ol.-r, $1.5. ���������.  For the ! est col!-*c tion :\<i  pansy  blooms, not less than  12, each   different, $1.  For the be������t arranged basket *>f  pansy blooms, all colors, 50   cents.  For the--.invest, single pans-y  jbloonvany color, 50 cts..  Only children under 12 year- of  Age and attending the Cumberland  School and v.ho aio living ,in any  hou*-e in whicli th<*re isa subscriber  to the News on'Apr-il l..t, 1900, f--r  not le.-s'th-m six months. Flowers  i_iif*t be grown by exhibitors per-  jsonaiiy. Entries to be mado at the  News office from 10 to 12 a. in. on  June 80th.  WAR  4__.>������  Loudon, March 17 -- L-.test advices u������-  ;Spi'C/.fiig surrender of Bloom/'.onteui show  that the _ppr'..cli of Bmi-h caused a  /stamped. Methane's trains each comprising four cars all arnic-d nuiricd northward  just before the line was cut. 11 r, Sieyi.e  wpjild have been compelled to bur.ei.der  but he pretended ihat he was going to visit  /one of the outposbs and at midnight took a  carriage which "was waiting for him outside  -the town and escaped.    The Boers   e-'-b the  bulk of their waggons and military stores  ���������away. c  London, March 17.���������Roberts- wires .- s  follows: Clen-um.s'crosssd Orange River yesterday. Uen. Caren telegraphs his arrival  at Springfontein so that Bl.omfonteiu ia  now practically in rail communication with  Cape Town. My proclamation is already  having an excellent effect: 'Several hundred  Boers have expressed their .intention to surrender their arms and return to their occupation*?. The resident commissioner at  Basutoland reports 800 Boers lately arrived  from Bloomfontein and that a further contingent from Alliwal north was only waiting to know of my  proclamation to surren- .  der.    They had i-.fused   to attend a council  .   . i������       ��������� ������������������ ���������   ���������    *  at   Kronstadt to   which.*, IVeaident  Ste>ne  had summoned them.  Lorenzo Marques.*, March 17 ���������Entrench-  ipg is proceeding on   the Vaal River.    Late  arrivals from   Pretoria  say   that the Boci b  hems, hes   now   admit.  %h&p their   case is  hopeless. Gen. Lucaa refuses to fight a-  gain and has returned to his farm. Gen.  CJinlkhprger has also returned and the burghers are going homo in hundre do.  Cape Town, March 17..���������At Jamestown  8{reat complaint is made of'harsh treatment  of Boers duriDg the occupation. Rebels  ������rp popiing in daily witb their arms from  the south. Much enthusiasm when Brabrnt  occupied that place. Com. Oliver the Boer  commander apologises for the action of the  Boers during the last day's occupation. . He  could, not control   his n^eii.  Pretoria, March 17.���������fcjtate Representative   lieitz has  received'a  despatch   from  -'��������� x .'i.iih,-���������_ a.__ iiij. ilie iwi v....*. Lin .-lil>J t  ���������> bicndly !'.-_'otiatJons with Bti.ish (��������������� v-  -.niiL'itc and oouraining an un^ie-shm of  "���������.* d nt's <-a**iio.sv, hope f< r p-ace. AU ihe  c n uls are c^--..pcji .t;i.g for the go'.tiul  g {)������������������ of the coiximunity.  Lfi.don, March 19 ���������The fate of Maf -  kin. is uncertain. Ail recent r*'poit-i shew  thai respite the qr.-it hardships the garri-  s:*n will hold out ai*d that the 'brs.p-aers ure  irowmg tired and relit f movements a.e in  p .-<_���������_���������--S<i north and south, but the news is  i ide' nife. Thft. situati >n is summed up  'ha.Mhe relier of Mafeking may be expect He' at any time.  Cave Town, March 19.���������The departure of  t-ansrorts with Boer prisoners for St.  TTe1"-"i Vas bren -flrtayd on aewunt of 'fho  f-ict '1 "it Boers are sick, inoludirg many  i'lf.cliou" diseases, It has,been decided to  Brnd the Trunsvaaleas"only to St. Helena,  the authoriiic-. finrliiig it dirScu.!; te } _���������.*  vent c-nnfllctr-t hc-tween tho Free Staters a/.d  ���������he Tran������.vii!i1ers.  L'that-i, l.eohii.n-ilr-.d. Vaifh 19.���������Tlie  ta'lro'id ioi open to this iximt, upd ilii-re is  m ire communication as far as Pituvrii. The  B -era wo hi',ere at Stgnani have jetired to  R .tikfeub.n;'. The .uh.f of Mafekirg is ox-  peoti-d any day. ,   -  London, M-*rch 19. ��������� Htither advance by  way-of   Fourteou   Stifams nor   Pluain.t.i-'s  '. ' *     .  movement' has yet r*-*.**iilted in bringing -lews  of the rel'i'pf cf Mafekiug.  It is believed that Lnrd R.-b< ri*, me(U^a^e-^  m ad v..nee in  .force on Pretoria by   way of  R-stihergs.    This  might start   either bom'  Fourteen sf reams or KJ-wkedj op   .-.nd would  probably conincide   wiili   an    adva.ee   via  Bloon.fontein and Nut til..  Commandant;   Olivtr    has     accf>mpli*-hcd  i  another, step in hxs- retreat from lortlmn  Cape Colony, .vacua.big Rou&xville _ud going to*vurd-i Krodsladt where pitt-i.'-ent,  Steyuo, is.  Irmdon. March ?,0. ��������� War ( ffiee has had  no news up t.������ li'.iu time confiiuiu.g the -0-  p irs vo: the teiicf of Maftking Lut Mr. Ge\..  Windhaw, Parlianiencary under .-eerct.'a-y  f r war," replying to a private ii.ii.dry brud'  Binilinglv, "I think it ia alright."  The Free Ni__ter.*-) ; eetningly have' not  qui<e collajjseil. They are in considerable  fore* around Si-iithiiield. A* Britibh tipy  fiom R iiixville teports that Com. Oltvur  and a conunaodo arc- j-oing to Kroudstadt.  Tho agents he left b *tund arc ...:ng desperate mcdria to r-iife n crvits commandering  the Boors under penalty ot death. Kio -n-  .taiidt wh**re the Boers ore concentrated is  .urrouiided by a couutr.y of hills and jungles. Gatacre is resting at Springfontein  prelinnm-ry to ioitung Roberts. Buller'^  hill work before Ladysmith has given him  aa experience which is ab'-ut to he u--ed in  f. rcing the Biggarsberg Range. Ic is b -  ieved that 2-u.OCO of his 40.COO men ate  about to engage B.tha's force aud next  news will be from I7atal. The leaders of  the Afrikaud.i Bond are circulating a pe-'  tition in Cape Colony asking the Imperial *  Government not to take away independence  of the Boers. Tn-rty-two thousand troops  are now ab sea for South Africa. In a  -speech.Kruger made a few days before the ���������  surrender of Bloomiontsin he.admicted that  his meu would be unable to keep the field  for another month.  Kitchiner has  entered   Pria.ka   in Cape  Colony without   oppositiou, the iusuraents ���������  laying down their arms.    Robeits "and Bul-  I������r are atill inactive, i pending developments  at tho head of war.  Bloomfontein, March 19.��������� -Tie Boers  blew up the railway bridge over the Mod-  dor River, 4 miles north of hear last night.  Tne law courts wero reopened tc-day.  L--ndon, March 20.���������Iu the House of  Cotnnious to-day the Parliamentary Secretary of the War Oflioe said the Secretary of  State, Mr. Jos. Chamberlin, was about to  issue a proclamation on the' subject of the  alleged threat of Boera to destroy Johau-  nesberg and as to what the Boers migh-  expect in the event of wanton destruction  of the British property.  London, March 21.���������The only news from  South Afrioa showing activity on either  side conies from Warrentown, to the north  of Kimberly, where fighting occured all  day Sunday, requiting in the retreat of the  Boers towards Chrisbiana under .hell fire.  The progress of the column toward Mafe-  king has either entirely ceased or is forbidden to   be  mentioned   in   the   despatches.  4  i  Nothing new xjoiue- from Col. f_i.iiim.er and  Mafekir-g abpareiitl_, .still waits lelief.  From Pretoria despatch it appears   ������,o.*it>  r .    -  \  mis understanding     regarding   Lout   Sa \ ���������  bury'a reply'to America's "offer oi -..���������-d't*d-  tiou exists there. It had been qui*, .n tithe effect that Salisbury .aid he ooubl accept tt e intervention ot no o..i.-_r ^.-���������ve!  \.'hich leads to the b-r 1 it I that th^ A)..ui.ca_  rtpre.eutatioii wruid be listeneo to in th.  lioal settlement. It is said i-ilie.- Krugn  was leaving Bloomfontoiu duiing his fitr'  visit thete St.yr.e said "Mind the Bsltisl  do not catch y-uu or jou will'get hottc  qmrters at St. Helena thau I will."  The Pretoria aecouuta of skirmish at  Fourteea   Streams   ..aya that a   Boer'cjm-  i'  mauito was preparing to liebtroy a radn-ao  bridge ajid that ihe et gf.giu.mt lastea half  an hour.  The blowing up.i.f the bridges by the  B-.ers is an inaication   thai;   ihe   Tr������ii9>aal  iuiei.d to abas dun the defence    uf lhe    Fre.  Si.ate. i  i ��������� . - -.   -1-  ���������.Ttii.'Jittenuer caj.tuied  _*3   prisoner-; ai-'l  , i  200 _t..T..i,s oi ;irtii,i and ,*.ui-|.lirs wlicu.,1.-.  i.-tiu i< <i Pci tka.  Li-ndoii','7 March' 22 ���������Lord 'Roberts ih  qmeily m.-tl:i.:g , pr<-,i/avatn>i.B ��������� fur zi.o next  mo e. .4.000 Tiaufiv-rtcilero from C'olt.sbt:rg  left SuWay '^oiny ��������� north east ��������� by way of  , BitM-tob-nd. bolder. Tdev will j^robably be  caught in one of ri.e .pa.-ses ,bj. Citacie's  av, teptng column which h*. proved to be ot  estimable vaiue to Lot d Robert.*-.  The. long and  anxioualy   awaited news of  iclief of Mafeking not y<-c lvceivid.    Pr������-.-i>  ,  dent Kinger returned fiom Krooiihladt yts-  tdday^    He    bays the   tiyir. in    Fiee   -.tale  will b������ dofeperato.  L'babtie, March 22���������The Boers under  t'ommandant'Si ii.,-...-) aie .idvai.oinj. in force  .'roin Maieking tb Lob-.**bi.. Col. Bole  made a round on March 13 and found Pet-  tiaug and HoTslanyo occupied by the B. e:s  and* be aJ������<������ ' fou:.d the J-l.-ers in m r*._.g'l> ;.t  at Aa.'ipufb Curve ou the railway, w >e  they bad mountid a gnu tind we.e waiting  for tl.e eoustructii n ir.nu. A busk"hie lc-  cmed about 4 miles from Labastie on the  loth. M<txuii4 were fieely. u-_t.d. Colou.l  B idle cune into tin c.-i v������ii|> Bi ers  jus*; in tune to prevent the camp from being roured. The Boers atircked ti e advance party and cauf.uted a few boxub of  ammunition aud neaily ..ecured a nic-x in.  Boers lest heavy. Yesterday B.Jtrs prebse ������������������  .closely ou Plumei-'s main eanqr and ki-,pi up  a hot fi ������ l-al'i-.-g a white man and six natives.  Krounstadt via Pretoria, March 22 ���������The  Boers commanded by Gen. Oliver have engaged the j->!">,i.-*h troops uuder Geueial  Gatacte in -he vcliu'ty^of Bethulie repulsing the Briti-.li with heavy losses.  Londoi,, March 22 ���������Report of   Gatacrc's  defeat by the B e.s   is not   believed   heie  The latest advices  show   that Gatacre   wa.*.  about 20   miles   north   of   Bethulie where  the Boers say he was defeated.  Cape Colony, March 22.���������Commandant  Oliver left Siiiithfield two hours before the  British scouts arrived. He only succeeded  in inducing about 150 men to acco pani  him. Fighting has occurred at Gabero._e.s  Col. Plumer's cohimn being nngaged.   :���������:���������-0- .  MR.  WHITNEY DEAD.  Nanaimo,     March    20.���������[Special]���������Mr.  Whitney,     formerly   of   .he     Cumberland  Nkw.s died at Vancouver Saturday evening.   __. ,  VICTORIA NEWS.  Victoria. B.C., March 17.---The Cons-er-  vative convention here list night, which  was expected to adopt party lines broke up  without any action being taken:  D Victoria, March 21.���������Local Conservatives  were unable last night to reach any decision  in regard to ''ntrodu.ing party lines and an  adjournment was fiually taken until after  the meeting of Liberal at Vancouver by  whose action Consecvatives will probably  be governed. The Governor has sent letters to merchants who interviewed him to  urge early elections, in which he says thai;  be believes it is unwise to do so. The last  sentence is taken to indicate he favors  party lines aa he strtes he hopes steps will  be taken to insure a Government on some  staple and well recognized basis.  Counsel in   coa'   mine   arbitration   have  HIDES ARSO PEEK SKIMS  McMillan fur & wool co,  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minn.  ttTWrlte for Our Circular and See the Prices We Pay."&sJ  -_-_-���������____��������� _���������-^^^���������-^���������MM-_������ ������������������ ���������-"^���������^~          -   - ____________________________________________________-_____--���������  1  I  iiton ISrewery^  FpesIi Lager Beer  r  STEAM    Baer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE BEST   IN  THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information.' leading  to cpnvictioh' of  ���������.er.uns vsitholding or destroying any   kegs   belonging  to  this  company.'  ��������� tiJ&NRY REIFKLi   Manager.  -(iiu-licu ttieir argumeut- ami    the   question  la uon under " considcrat'On   by   the   arbi-  ���������r ti ,  Viutona; Mui-jn - IZ'J.��������� l'lemier Martiu i.-  ,ifcaia'on the mainland wheie ho ia n-iiev*-  iij*' aiienii ls to secure cali.i'eG miiustt-rs.  A, li. Clay.i.ii of K.o.al.iii������l is the, laieaii  name meuiuucd as being ofiVred,u, poittolio.  D  Ottawa, Maicli .22.���������_y a vote, of 10 to  IS tii* .H-jii'^ay Ci.ii.mllie of the House,of  Jum.i.-iio una moiuiiig rejeoteu Molimee.  amendment to prohibit iho employineiit oi  C'lllu..j ou ihe Comox aud Cape Scu-.t lij.  v\jt oh it. .eeRU-gHiicorpoiadoa la li   0,  BURDEN   OF   EMPIRE.  FASTEST BOAT IN THE, WORLD/  11 Engineering illustrates the ne^v British  torpouo-boat destroyer Vip-ir, with the  special steam turbine .machinery, which  h-is made her the fastest boac in the  world, the speed dhaving readied 35V_  knots. , The vessel is 210 l'eet long, 21  teet beam, 12 feet 0 inches depth  .moulded, and displaces 350' tons.- These ,  'ditnousious differ littlo from those .of  the desLoyi.-;.- utied^ with the ordinary  reciproeatiny engines���������the displacement  is 25 tons more than the heaviest of  the 30-kuot boats���������and it becomos in-  Lorestiug to note, says Engineering, the  increase in power for each successive  addition to speed. The first boats of  2G knots -had 3,200 indicated horsepower at command; then 27 knots required an increase to from 4.000 to  ���������1,200 indicated horse-power. When 30-  knot boats were built, it was found that  the power had to be 6,000 indicated  horse-power; for 32 knots the power  hud to be" close upon 9,000 indicated  horse-power, and the turbine-propelled  Viper has, it is said, attained her speed  of  35%  knots   with     11,000     indicated ���������  horse-power. In other words, says  Engineering,   the   power   for   2G   knots  ���������"as 12% indicated horse-power per ton  oi' -iisplneomnnt; for 27 knots, lS^  indicated horse-power per ,ton; for 30  knots, 20 indicated horse-power per ton;  for 32 "knots, 24% indicated horse-power  per ton; and for 35 knots. 31% indicated horse-power per ton. There are  two shafts on each side of the ceutre  line of the ship, with two sets of compound steam turbines. The arrangement on both starboard and port sides  is that the high-pressure turbine drives  the outer, and -the low-pressure turbine  the inner shaft. On the inner shaft a  reversing turbine is also'fitted; it-runs  idle when the boat is going ahead, and  when it drives the ship sternward the  forward turbines are idle. The speed  astern is 15 knots. On each shaft two  propellers are mounted, the after having u slightly larger pitch than the forward propeller. There are thus eight  propellers.   -o-   It fill Certainly  Pay You to  GET OUR PKICES   AND   TERMS ON     '  Pianos and  Organs  BEFORE ORDERING ELSEWHERE.  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Heintzman, Nordheimer,  Stjeinway, Bell, Dominion. Worm with Pianos.  Estey, Bell and Dominion Organs.  M.W. WAITT&CO.  60 Government  Sfc,, Victoria. .  Cho-s, glsgrave,  L.cal Agent, Cumberland.  French  ships being delayed,   owing t.  absence  of   revenue.  , France,   us   we  . Engineering, iu reviewing.tlie cost of.de-  l'en*-ive munitions oi' war, discusses the ,  .uusiiou of'our ability to boar.the" burden. .*  .France has admittedly a difficulty ia fiiak-  iu.; her revenue at. the.present, time keep  ui> with her expenditure,' aud their "new  uavm programme, has been promised without any increase in tuxatiou. It is, to say  the least, difficult to understand how this,  1     i  promise is to be fulfilled; bat Britain caa  at-oril to view with complacency tlie p'ro-  spoi;t   of   progress   lu '.the   cousuuoiiou   of  to'the   ,  ���������ell   as  Germany, has recognized that there is'at  least the prospect of continuity of policy  if a large addition is authorized'"at one  time; but if continuity,pf construction.' is .  uot likely to be' incured, unless there js at  once adequate al'lowance oi" money, 'soil  power costs 'money. .Our* taxpayer's now  fully recognize this, aud are ready to back  ���������the bill. 'It remains to be seen how .far  the Frenchman, the' German,, aud the Itus-  siau will accept the s_ui-_ tru_.ii. Iu ���������tiiis  'finaiiciiil struggle.it is .vet: to consider tlie ,  we;.pons avuiluuic���������tlie c.-uuuie..' iv'sou.vo.-;,  aa measured by thou- coi-ii_e.ee; their pro-'  ducaig capacity, liiuii- wealth, and jtuuir  di-pL.is. 'Br.tarn, continue..*- Engi-ieeriiig,  prolkt. hy iu> preyoiide.-iiuug sliare of the  Ww.-.;. s cou_*iio_-._, -������-j. per ecut. i.ilimy ,to  hti* lot. Geruuuy . h.;s juo. half this por-  tiou���������J.o.9; .France, 9.2; and-Uuss'a, -li.. per  ceut. Britain's trade turnover, foreign imports and exports, are aiso about double*  those of German... .mil enormously excel  the other two c*_.,._._ti__.s in this war expenditure game. Gen.i.iny stands most  favorably as to her to_.il debt, but Great  Britain excels iu mate-.ai wealth, in. which,  sho stands first among the nations���������with.  _-00 per eap:i... Franco has ������2-i_, aud German*- ������t-50. "When wo*-turn to the debit  side of tho ledger, France's position is '  greatly affected, as her debt is more thau  double that of Britain's, constituting 12  per cent, of her wealth, against 5 per ceut.  in our case. In other words, Britain pays  intoiest to the extent of Ss per capita; *  wuile if sho had Franco's debt, siie .would  have to find 20s from each inhabitant, great  and small.., Taking the. population of Britain at 40 miliious, this diifereuce ia debt  alone would enable us to spend 24 million sterling ou our defences without exceeding the average burden in France. As  compared with Gerrmauy, our position is  not so pronouncedly favorable; but with  a national wealth, after* allowing'for debt, :  of 11,170 million sterling, as compared  with 7,937 million sterling, we can. in the  opinion of Engineering, better^ afford to"  enter upon this- new contest'wltbeqiiau-  imity. ������������������.���������-."���������        . '  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  Espimalt & taaimo. Ey.  Steamship City of Nanaimo will, sail as  follows, calling at way ports as freight and  passengers may offer.  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  ���������Tuesday 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  _ OR Freig_fc   tickets   and State-,  r-pin Apply on board,  GEO. I*. CQUHTNEY, .  ' Traffic������ Manager  "t  A  %  i  vaf  "vi  A  n._=r_LK4*r* i _._T)_r_fte_  FOR SALE:   Old   papsri,'   Ap.  ply at News Office. TIIE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  ���������I-lie OlO  .11 uis  V-t-.Z Cliaiigett.  A Lancaster comity, man once came  to u'l'liiladelpliia portrait painter with  a request thai be paiut a picture of bis  father. "Very well." said the artist:  "have tbe old gentleman come iu when  next iii town, and 1 will give him a sitting." Tbe uian replied: "He gan't do  ���������dot; lie is dait."  "Oh. well,'"���������then,''you* have a photo*  .graph of hi iii'-"' ,  "No1; I don't got no fottograf of him  - -eider."  "Well, how do you expect me to paiut  tbe portrait of your father when I can*  ,_aot,see him aud have nothing to give  ��������� me an idea of his appearanceV"  "Veil," be replied, "I, diuked maybe  of 1 dolt you aboul bim you gan baiut  J_ina from dot."  "All right," said the artist, "describe  'bim."      .  "Veil, my fodder was not so dall und  not so short; he vas not fat und uot so  <lin." And so the honest fellow pro-  <_eded to- describe his father as he recalled him.  ,Th. artist undertook to paint the picture, and lu'due course it is completed,  and the Lancaster county man comes in  to view the results of the artist's efforts. As the canvas is disclosed .be  gazes, long aud revereutly upon the picture of bis departed parent. Then be  feelingly ^remarks: "Yah. dot is mine  fadder! Aline fadder vat 1 loafed so  much: Uut. .actr_.i-u._icl, fadder, bow  you baf changed!"  w  omen s  ents.  THE HUMAN  FACE.  Women are coming to understand  that the Backaches,  Headaches, Tired  Peelings and Weak  Spells from which  they suffer are due  to wrong action of  the kidneys.  The poisons that  ought to be carried  off are sent back  into the blood, taking with them a multitude of pains and aches.  DOAftJ'S Kidtaey Pills  drive away pains and aches, make women  healthy and happy���������able to enjoy life.  Mrs.C.H. Gillespie, 204 Britain Street,  St. John, N.B., says:  " Some time ago I had a violent attack  of La Grippe. From this, .'severe kidney  trouble arose, for which I doctored with  a number of. the best physicians in St  John, biit received little relief. Hearing  Doan's Xidney Pills highly spoken ot, I  began their use and in a short time found  them to be a perfect cure. Before taking  these pills I suffered such torture that I  20uld not turn over in bed without assistance. Doan's Kidney Pills have rescued  me from this terrible condition; and have  removed every pain and ache.      *       * -  Minard's Liniment Cores Distemper.  " ;  ,  '.  An Unknown Hero.  La Gaceta. published in' Guadalajara, part in English.and part in Spanish, prints In a prominent place, the  following:"  A CARD.  Will thr gentleman who embraced my, wife at  the. entrain** to the 'postofRc* about��������� 9 o'clock  Thursday cvruing pleae* (tend me his photograph  tor my "Album of lleroewT'* He will greatly  Oblige. -. ' ' J. I...  ''' ���������Mi _leo Two Renublloa.  f~       '  A SURE -UK_ bOtf. H-ADACHE.���������  '".Bilious  headache, to which   women   are  more subject thau meu, beootnes so acute  lu   some   subjects  that   tbey are  utterly  prostrated.   ' The   stomach  refuses   food,  and   there is a  constant aud distressing  \effort to free the stomach'from bile whioh  has become unduly secreted   there.    Par-  " uiele-t's,  Vegetable   Pills   are   a   speedy  alterative, aud in neutral zing the'effects^  of the intruding bile relieves tne pressure  on the nerves .which causes the headache.  (Try them. - ���������*,.'*  -    Ne,w York's,Bald, Women.  A barber of 27, years' experience in  New York, one who seldom toils in his  shop, but ' attends ' his patrons ' in their  homes, said: "The general belief that  there are no bald women is false. Some  of the handsomest ladies in New York  society have not a hair upon their heads.  I go to their homes once or twice a month  and shave their heads and regularly-  dress their wigs. They would kill me if  1 were to mention their names, and'you  would be surprised to know who they  ���������re."���������New York Press.   _. ,  Work while you sleep, without a gripe  or pain, curing Dyspepsia, Sick He-adsu-be  and Constipation and rrf.ke.you feel beau-sin the morning; Price'23c.        . ' '    ,  THE.JEWELER'S ART.  .- Old Dutch designs are liked for chatelaine bag frames. <  A baby's knife and fork show- just a  dainty little flower edging.  The head (silver or silver gilt) of the  latest hatpin is long and sjender, with a,  high, r,ound topped stone set in it.  Small sized, open face and half hunting  case watches in'1 plain bright.gold with  white dials represent the stylish utilitarian watch for women.       r      ,'  Belt buckles..-grow larger. Some con-.'  ventional oval and square forms are seen.,  but odd and fanciful designs predominate. Some of the prettiest novelties' are  in French- gray' silver or in gold richly  ���������haded.*��������� Jewelers' Circular.    - .-   ���������  Not Always _ TrustTForttiy  Index  of  Its  Owner's  Character.  The. human   face  is   a   most   untrus*-*  worthy index of human character. >  Can" you think of a single groat hu  morist who had a, merry face? Ar.emu'*  Ward had the face of an undertaker.  Mark Twain's fa'ce is a study in Ik .tlinj_  brows, furrows,* wrinkles and solemnity  Nasby. in whose funny war sketcho.**  Abraham Lincoln used to find endless entertainment, had a face as serious as a  tof-ib.stone. ���������  . And who. to look at Lincoln's own pathetic features, would believe that he was  a man of infinite humor and jest?  If you think of men of great intellect.  how ��������� few of them have had faces that  suggested it! Gibbon, the king of historians, had a red, flabby, vulgar face. Dr.  Johnson had one of the same type and  was so blear eyed that his expression was  one of extrorcedullness. Voltaire's mighty  intellect was masked behind a face that  was almost repulsive. His nose and chin  nearly met, his cheeks were hollow and  wrinkled, and bis eyes were curtained by  a pair of Seetling'brows.  Hume. the*, famous English historian,  had a fat, gross face that had in it' no  suggestion of his- intellectual power.  Charles Dickens' face gave no assurance  cf the splendid range of bis powers as a  writer. And to turn from George Eliot's  novels to a portrait of the author is to be  not only disappointed, but shocked.  The same failure of faces aud characters to correspond 'with each other is  found in the portraits of ,famous criminals. Very few murderers have had cruel  faces. Many of them have had very  agreeable ones, suggestive of amiability  and tenderness. This has been especially  true of poisoners���������Carlyle Harris, for example.  The most famous.rogues and swindlers  have usually had extremely pleasant  faces, inviting the confidence,of all who  met them. But for that fact they could  not have been successful swindlers.  Physiognomy is certainly not an-exact  science. It is a very-riskv thing to judge  men by.their, faces.  R. A. Lister * Co.,Ld.  232   KING   STREET,   WINNIPEG,  Manufacturers of the  "ALEXANDRA"  AND  "MELOTTE"  * i  CIE-:E_5_.:_v������     S_33?__._X__._.0_^S  Will mail to you gratis their new DAIRY HAND BOOK, if you  send your addre-s to them, at same tnie Siating how many cowp  you it tend to milk next season, how you raise your cream at present,  and what make of Cream Separator you use, if yous have one. 'i his  little book c__tain_ complete directions for'making butter, "besides  much other us fui information. Do not fail to procure one while  they last. It is we 1 worth $2 to any one making butter, and co_t������  you nothing, just the trouble of sending the information requested.  JYef 4n>e#e4yu, ^������ey'A^^^Hi������^^f tr -frits  POLITICAL QUIPS.  i        r , i.  A political,candidate should wear canvas shoes.���������Chicago News.  The-realization . of  the  fact  that   the,  next in line of tbe presidential succession  is -now an Ohio man has .come upon the'  country    without    any    shock.���������Chicago  Tribune.     -  The trouble with a great many of our"  public men  is' that  they  consider.it  be- ���������  neath their dignity to-confine themselves  to questions with which they are faoiil-,  iar.���������Washington Post.  LIFE'S DIFFICULTIES.  i    . . __ ___' -*���������*  Penalties of Modern Methods  of Living:/  THE COUGHING and wheezing of persona troubled with bronchitis or the  asthma is excessively harassing to themselves and annoying to others. Dr.  Thomas' Eclectrio Oil obviates all this  entirely, safely and speedily, and is a be-  - nign remedy for lameness, sores, injuries,  piles, kidney and spinal troubles.   *  Silk From FIsH EifST**.  A French chemist has recently discovered that the eggs of a certain species of  fish are envelopod in veritable silken cocoons. Sines the learned Frenchman bo-  gan bis experiments iu this lino (in 1894)  ho lias found seven different species of  fish tbat produce eggs from whioh a fine  quality of silk may be woven,  An Uncivil Conductor., t  A" New STorl. lady traveling abroad  writes in a letter to a friend of ber,fii_l  experience in a London omnibus:  ' "The conductor obeyed my signal to  stop and as I climbed in assured me  that there was 'room for one.more," evidently meaning 'on top.' 1 stepped inside,  and. seeing that the seat's were all full,  thought nothing of it, but braced myself  against the door and prepared to stand as  I had so often done at home in "New.  York.  "Imagine, then, my surprise when the  conductor took me by the arm, saying.  'You cawn't staud here.' and without a  word of explanation about rules or regulations thrust mo out ou the sidewalk. 1  now dec-la re thai New York conductors  are models of kiiisrhtly"courtesy and good  breeding a*- compared with those one  meets on llie omnibuses in London."*���������  New Yoili Tribune.  Artistic Methods.  "Have  you   any   special   method  hanging pictures artistically?"  of  "Yes:  down."  I try not to bang tbem upside  Choice of Perils.  "Why did you let your sou join  army in   the   Philippines':"'  "He said ir we didn't he'd go into  football    ten ni."-���������Chicago   Record.  tbe  Picton. Dec. 18.���������We read a great  deal concerning the hardships and  sufferings endured by the Canadian  pioneers in the early, days of our Dominion. But the truth-is that many  of their ��������� descendants, ^in , our own  times, endure equally as much as did  their forefathers. "   ,l1  The case of Miss  Anna ��������� Young,   of  this  town,   is    an, , instance.,. * Miss  Young  is   a  grand-daughter   of Col.  ��������� Henry' Young,    the   United   Empire  Loyalist, in whose honor  Fort Henry  at Kingston, was  named.  ..She, says:  "I had suffered with rheumatism  for  twenty years."    My poor body was  all  twisted out of shape, so you  can  imagine the agony I endured.    My  phy-  ' sicians  could. not  help   me; all  the  medicines I,used were utterly useless.  "I   read,   of Dr.   Arnold's   English  Toxin Pills, one day, and thought I'd  give them a trial.    I am thankful for  having that inspiration, for I am now  free  from,  very' terrible   pains,    and  aches, thanks to Dr. Arnold's English  Toxin Pills���������and  to   them" alone.    I  cannot,   of  course,   be- made  young  again, for I will be   79  years   old   in  December,   yet  I  feel  I can end my  days in peace, thanks to Dr.  __nold's  English Pills."  Dr. Arnolds' English Toxin'Pills,  the only medicine on earth that t cures  disease by killine: the germs' that  cause it, 'are sold by all druggists at  75c. a box; sample size 25c., or sent  prepaid on receipt of price, by The  Arnold Chemical Co., Limited, Canada Life Building', -12 King Street  West. Toronto.  There never was, and never will be, a uni-  versul'panacea, in one remedy, for all .ills to  which flesh is heir���������the very nature of many  curatives being such that were the germs of  other and dillerently seated" diseases rooted  in the system of the patient���������what,would  relieve one ill ,*in turnwould aggravate the  other. We have, however, in, Quinine Wine,  when obtainable in a sound, unudjgi|te'ratea  state, a remedy for many and grievous ills.  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems are "led " into conva escence and  strength by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives. It relieves  the drooping spirits of those with, whom a  chronic state of morbid despondency / and  lack of interest in life is a .disease, and, by  tranquilizinf the nerves, disposes to eound"  and refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor to the'  action of theblood,which,being stimulated,"  courses throughout the veinsj strengthening  the healthy aiumal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a*' necessary result,  strengthening,iths'frame, and "giv'ng life to  the digestive,-;organs, which n--turally demand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite. Northrop _, Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superior Qui-  n ne Wine at the,usual rate, and, gauged by  the opinion of scientists, this ,wiue approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists _ell it.  FREE  SEND  FOR  OUR  ALOQ  OF     fAAL  SEEDS, ETC, 1900  Farm and Garde* ,  Implements.  J. M. PERKINS, Winnipeg  AT   THE  WINNIPEG BUSINESS COLLEGE  We teach  .hurthand, all Bunine*. Sab*  Jecta  and  Telegraphy.     No   Holiday,   at  Xmas    Individual-Instruction.   Sttideute  may enter at any' time.    Get. Partleolank  Q. W.DONALD, Sec. ���������  Hinarfl's Uaiment Cures GargeMi Cowi  Why He XVnrn Walcefnir  ���������'Didn't sleep a wink last night," said  tbo dyspeptic.  "OA-erwork?"    "   -  "No: I braid, one of those songs about  slum.-it swecUy. sweet dreams be  thiiK* JMiflojthi* <*onfouiHli'd tunc kept  ������������������tinulnn tbrough my bead all night!"���������  r������*_>_-.!iin.:.o') Rt-i"  MONEY TO LOAN AT SIX PER CENT.  REPAYABLE III MONTHLY INSTALMENTS.  THE BIRKBECK INV., SECURITY  & SAVINGS CO.  MAKES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  LUCAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Write I1S. Hamilton.Ont.  Circle Teaa  _.S. A B. Coffee* .  1>. S. _ B. Rxtraete  -_. S. ��������� B. Spices  HIGH, QRADEn PLOWS,    SEEDING .MACHINES,  Carriage-**,   Wagons,   Barrows, WitidinilUi  &c.    COCKSHUT1' PJLOW CO., Winnipeg.  W. N. U.     257  HANVASSERSI  Hotel Balmoral.  ivfoiitresil. ITrfo Bus. Am.  P. $1.50 up. -B.l>.$1.00ea.  HAPPY GIRLS  Healthy, happy girls often become  languid and despondent, from no apparent  cause, in the early days of their womanhood. They drag along, always tired,  never hungry, breathless and with palpitating hearts after slight exercise, so that  to merely walk up stairs is exhausting.  Sometimes a short, dry cough leads to the  fear that they are going into consumption.  Doctors tell them they are'anaemic���������-which  means that they have too little blood.  Are you like that?  More pale and anaemic people have been made bright, active  and strong by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills than any other medicine.  ��������� . <     ��������� .    .- # * ��������� .     *  Mrs. M. N. Joncas, Berlhier, Que., writes:���������"My daughter, aged fifteen, has  been restored to good health through the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. She was  very feeble, her blood was poor and watery, and she was troubled with headaches,  poor appetite, dizziness, and always felt tired. After using four boxes of Dr. Wil-  liums' Pink Pills she is enjoying as good health as any girl pf her age, and we are  glad to give the credit to your grand medicine. Mothers will make no mistake if  they insist upon their young daughters taking Dr. Williams' Pink Pills."  Do not take anything that does not bear the full name, "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People." It is an experiment anda hazardous  one to use a substitute. Sold by all dealers or post paid at 50 cents a  box, or six boxes for $2.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Broekville.  An ImposMible Story.  Willibcrt Marmaduke K.  Braguppe  Saifl 'lie would'put. thp ���������.stovepipe up;  Said tliqt'a man was a useless expense  Not to be thought of by people of sense;  Said that the process was simple and quick;  Roastingly said it was not any trick;  Rriefly. lie said all the usual things,.  Lacking- the gumption experience brings.  But Mrs.  W. M. K.  Hrasuppe  Said that he'd better fri"' that Idea up;   .  Told him he'd ruin the <;lotlies that.'he wore,  Also the good reputation he bore;*  ? Said from the ladder he'd probably fall  And then do a mifjhty poor job ufter nil;  Sho told him all this and sonic'more.' don't you  know,  Just so she could say that she did tell him so.  Willibcrt Marmaduke shed his coat.  Tied a handkerchief round his throat,  . Brought the pipe from the basement dark  And whistled as Ray as a .morning lark;  Joint slipped in joint just as slick as grease,  And Willibert's sou] it was full of peace;  He fitted the elbow in perfect calm,  Evinced by his humming* a cheerful psalm.  Not once to fit did a section fail,  And in two quick jerks of a lambkin's tail  The pipe was up and was also wired  As stiff and as straight as could be desired.  And Willibcrt still ,was clean and neat,  And naught had said I could not repeat.  (In the main-a most truthful bard am I,  But once in. awhile I love to lie.) ���������  ���������Clxica.ro Jledb'S.  Un appreciative.  '",Snail 1 sin,."-'Because 1 Love You?"*  asked Mrs. Darley as she seated herself at the piano.  "No," replied .Mr. Parley, who is a  brute. "1/ you love me, don't sing."���������  Detroit Pre-*1 Prps*-  TWO NEW BOOKS!  Tho l_lbr_ry ot  t^ South Africa (f ur booki hi one), .'nd  Dwijjht I.. Moody, tho Man and His  Mission. Both reliable-worksand I eautifully  Illustrated; .> rehash of old matter like some of  the books offered tor sale. Prices awa down,  terms extra lib ral. Propp**ctus of first book.Vc,  of second book 3.������c. or both for 75c, anv*-int refunded with first order for five bonks. William  BrljS-j-_H.Methodi.it BooV & Puh. House.Toionto.  TABLE LINEN.  S_EEP_li.SSiSIKSfc. ���������When the nerves  nre un.-trung and the whole body given  up to wretchedness, when the mind is  filled with gloom and dlrinal forebodings,  tha result o������ derangement of Btie digestive  organs, sieoplessness comes to add to the  distress. If only the subject; oould sleep  thaie would be oblivion for a while auu  temporary relief. _ Parmelee's- Vegetable  Pil_ will not only induce .Jeep, tiut will  act so beneficiilly that the t-ubjeot will  wake refreshed and re.tored to happines-3.  He Was Weary.  "Muklrum is the laziest man I ever  saw. He keeps a shoe store out in our  8uburb, you know. Well, while he was  resting the other day a man came in  and said he wanted to buy a pair of  slippers. What do you suppose happened?   Muldrum said:  " 'Oh, come around some time when  I'm standing up.' "���������Chicago Times-  Herald.  Minard's Linlineiit Cures mjBflieria.  A   Di*<*u11 fill  SyMteiit.  'J'lie Memphis Scimitar tells of, a recent bride whose Imsi-and noticed that  she was keeping an itemized account  of the household expenses. In-looking  it over oue day he noticed at tbe bottom of each page or two the letters  "D. K. VV."*- This somewhat puzzled  him. He rcal.ly found it very diflicult  to keep from thinking about what  these letters coul<il possibly mean. It  occurred to him that possi'bly his wife  was saving out some money to buy  something for him. But then he knew  that his initials were not "D. .K. W,"  and this did not prove a satisfactory  solution to the matter.  So one day when bis wife was in a  real good humor he took her in his  arms and asked what she meant by  "D. K. W, 50 cents," "D. K. W., -$1"  and the like.  She replied: " 'D. K. W.' stand for  'don't know what.' Whenever I went  to balance my account at the end of  each page and found 1 had spent money for which 1 could not account, 1  just put in a sufficient amount, with  the item *D. J_. W./ to make It balance  Just exactly."  '   Only white cloths are in  vogue now,  and no colors are introduced.  . Fringe does not appear on new cloths,  doilies or. napkins. ' Hemstitched and  embroidered edges are emp!oj*ed instead.  Conventional borders are not employed  on the new tablecloths, but irregular garlands,   looped   at  the   corners   with   lov������    >  knots, are used in their place.  Elaborately embroidered and lace trimmed cloths to be used over silk foundations are employed only for breakfast*,  luncheons and suppers, but never at dinners. ���������*���������  The fashion for woven monograms ia  table linen has been relegated to hotels  and boarding houses, and only hand embroidered and appliqued monograms are  considered .correct.  Large patterns are preferred to the  smaller, delicate ones. Large rosea,  chrysanthemums, sprays of locust and  bundles of snowballs are seen on some  newly arrived table linen.  inai-'s Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.  When it comes to healing- up old  running- sores of long- standing- there  is no remedy equal to Burdock Blood  Bitters.   ���������  ,  Bathe the sore with the B.B.B.���������-  that relieves the local irritation.  Take the B.B.B. internally���������that  clears the blood of ail impurities on  which sores thrive.  Miss D. Melissa Burke, Grindstone, Magfdalen Islands,P.Q., says:  "It is with pleasure I speak In favor of  B.B.B. which cured me of a running .-.ore  on my leg. I consulted three doctors and  they g-ave me salve to put on, but it did no  good. Finally my leg became a solid  running-sore. In fact for nearly a month  I could not put my foot to the floor.  "I was advised to use B.B.B. and did  so. Three bottles healed up my leg entirely so that I have never been troubled  J with it since."  I .        .  ^  (  4-' .' 'y-\  ������������������ - .  '.' V   >���������  -L     ' * 1 -��������� '"��������� I  *���������' ,* y ���������  .   _>*--*���������-I  *  ..I*" Ir  ���������-.  \w  l-fj!  1 -   :  iff  Hi*  I.  i*  Iu  In  Ii4'  I  1  II  ���������(  V  Ii  ���������![  Irs.-  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY.  .5  m. _3. Hnfcerson, B&itor.  ���������^Advertisers who'want th.eir ad  changed) should get copy in. by  !12 a.m. 'day before issue. ~  Subscribers failing to receive -"The  Nkws regularly will confer a favor by noti-  1 ym   the office.  Job "Work Strictly C. O. p.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  yUESDAY,    MARCH   27th 1900  The News   is offering   a prize to  .the   children   for    pansies.      One  flower .was chosen in   prefereuce lo  many so as   to   make  coinjjetition  more keen.    Pansies   were, chosen  for several reasons.    They are easi-  ���������.*.,.���������       ��������� . ��������� -*  brJ?rpwn. They are' general favorites, especially with children and*  they are floweis which must gratefully repay care and kindne-s and  , they are always beautiful. We  would impress upon ' intending competitors the advisability of  ft.  ...A*.-    _ : ,   ._.- '-     .   *>\  getting the very best seed possible..  Seed sown early'wili make flower-,  ing plants by the date required.  Cumberland is not not natural.3-  an attractive, place and the scarcity of flowers make, it more uniu-  interesting. A few nice flowers  with a   plot of   fresh  green   grass  - ���������  makes a home   a;tractive  and is' a-  the possibility of a defeat, ,o-r  even  of, a r.peiidon of the futile endeavors of the last Administration.     It  is of no use pretending that "party  lines" will stop that sort   of thing.  Rather it will  have a   tendency to  make things even worse, for a time,  than they were before.    Everything  wiljl in time find its own place and  own level party lines or   no   party  lines; but meanwhile  the   country  is going to the devil as fast  as possible, and it ia the business of every  taxpayer and  especially   of   every  farmer, whose means ot  marketing  depends on having roads  that will  supi orta load, to know if th's tin p. t  juggling is being done for the  good  of the country,or is it for thef urther-  ance of some scheme   which   is   as  yet veiled to the public eye?  WAR NEWS.  souice of innocent amusement at a  nominal outlay.  IHE   ELECTIONS.  According to some, bavins: the  eh-ciion. brought on - before the  ' next Court of Revision' would, be  most arbitx-ay, - as a great many  ��������� people would be deprived of their  vote's. Well, of course it would l.e  rather tough to be thus deprived,  but is the public business of the  country to be put   at   a  standstil  for that? And the roads and streets  ���������'������������������*>,..      t ,   .   ,      ,   ,  and bridges ef the whole country to-  go to rack and ruin and become so  that they will be impassable next  winter fur the sake of sentiment?  Aie private bills (the passing of  jvhich perhaps means capital spent  and employment given to the  workingman) and public act? to be  laid over indefinitely, because a few  1 ������������������ * .       ' ..   ,   *     . * ..  men, so few that one can count  them up with the fingers of one  hand, are scheming and contriving  ill. \       ."        1 1 . . i .     . *     i  to force party lines on the Province? The buncome about people  loosing votes is all rot of the rankest description. No one will deny  that representation should be as  large as possible, but, have the men  who would.be thus deprived taken  st*epa as early as they should to  have themselves re������_;is:ered.     From  i .     ���������  * . .  many years'.experience as collector  of voters, I can safely  say ^hat not  one man in every 100 will   register  his vote when the law entitles   him  to.do so.    Whose fault ir**. this?    Is  the country to   be   delayed   in   its  legitimate .-work   b cause    of  this  failure? For, if such   a   contention  be tenable, there need never  be   an  election at all. There would always  be laggards who would be deprived  of.their vo-es by the procedure.    I*  is.said by some   again   there is   no  reason to   suppose that   there  will  not be another   session   before the  end .f the fiscal year, but  others���������  arid  a   very   large  majority���������say  that unless the elections are brought  011 ven- soon  th>s   will  be   impos-  sjble.    And even were'it absolutely  certain t.aere is uo account ta_en of  London,, March 23���������Despatch from Lorenzo Marquise says that Kruqer has issued  a proclamation in which he un;es the Bur-  ghers to continue the war deolari-'g that  England is in distress and that a Russian  army has occupied Loudon. The effect ct  this on the ignorant Boers, is shat the women of Pretoaia are  en'.eating to be allow  i  .   ������������������  ed to shoot tho British" officers held prisoners. It is asserted tha'.. Pretoria is prepsreci  to stand a fc������ o years' siege.  Col Plummer has apparently retired tc  Crocodile Pool and Mafeking seems further  off from relief than ever. A Springfontein  telegram s the appannt submissive atti-  tude of the  free Staters should he accept* d  with caution. The large portion of absolutely inferior weapons turned in.by thr-m  giyes the British the impression the large'  stores of'modern mau&ers are being conceal-  ed. ..'.-.'���������*.  Bl.>emfontein, March 23.^-G.n. Freii.h  with a brigade a cavalry- and mounted in-  fautry has arrived at Thoubancha and opened heliographic communication wich Mas-  er.'' He repoits all well,  London, March 24.���������Roberts wires ther,  is nothing new. The country south is ger -  e ally settling down. The Boers still continue to lay down their arms. The movement of troops in western districts are attended with good results.  London,    March 24 ���������Roberts'   despatch  is   generally   interpreted   to mean that lit  means  speedily  to announce   some  intelb  gence gratifying to British.  News received that Bob.  has satisfactory  news'of advance  of the flying   coluira fron.  southwards by a detour  towards Mafeking.  Meanwhile   Plumer's   position   is arousing  anxiety as he   has with him   the long tram  of supplies for    Mafeking, the loss of which  would   be   serious."   Freuch's   cavalry ai.d  mounted     infantry   are   fighting   east   o*  Bloomfot tein.    This    suggests   more Boers,  and  bad news as   Com.   Oliver  with 2.000  waggons   is   reported   on   the .Basutolanct  Frontier.    This   enormous waggon   train is  supposed to be   moving 20  mik's a day and  Freuch's cavalry  post stretch from   Bloeni  fontein eastward to the   mountains.    From  el evvhere the stories come of Boers rallying  at various   points.    Kronstadt   is well   entrenched and JToubert is determined to make  a determined  stand while the   Boers in the  eastern districts have   been ordered to rail}  afc Ticksburg in Free,State with the view of  iiitrecepting the junction of the forces coin  mauded by Buller and Roberts.  London,    March   27.���������At   late   hour to  night War Office posted the following;  Bloea-fnotein,     March,     24.���������Yesterday  Lieut. Coldrabbe, Captain Iotter, Hon. E J.  Lygon of Grenadier Guards  and Lieut. Col.  Cordington of Coidstreams rode seven miles  beyond their camp   on the   Modder River  without   escort except one   trooper.     They  were fired upon   by the   enemy   and Lieut  Lygon was killed  and Coldrabbe,  Cording-  ton  and   Iotter   seriously   wounded.    The  trooper was   also badly   wounded.    One of  the wuonded officers held up a wl i_h hand  kerchief and Boers  came to their assistance  and   attended to their   wounds.    The Free  Staters continue to   enter our   line.    They  declare that the Transvaalers are determin  ed to Mght to  a hitter  end.    The   majority  of    these   who  have   hitherto   taken part  iu   the   fighting    have been   Free  Slaterfc-  rhe   Transvallers     have   held   in    reserve  The Boers are r preparing for   ahother cam  paign and   will occupy a strongly   fortiri- d  position in    the    Transvaal     nece.ssitati.-n  heavy lighting   before they   can be   driven  out.    The Boers are not expected to make a  stand at Johannesburg but to concentrate   t  Pretoria.    At Ladysmith the scouts are frequently fighting but nothing of  importance  has taken place.  Lorenzo Marquese specials say the Transvaal authorities are evidently recruiting  a -tively as large numbers of French Hollanders and Belgians volunteers are const intly passing through that place to joiu  the enemy. The Government bailding at  Cape Town ^'narrowly escaDed destruction  by fire last night. The State papers after  being much damaged were removed.  Gen:- Methune  appears   to  he   awaiting,  t'-ansportatiou with Col   Plumer's   force on  naif rations.     There now .ee.ns  to be little  likelihood of immediate relief of Mafeking.   <>   NOTICE.  NOTICE IS   "HFREBY    GIVEN  that an application will be made  ���������  to.tbe  Legislative    Assembly  of  the Province  of Briiish   Columbia, at its  next   session,   for  an  Act lo   incorpoiale   a   Company  with pow-r to   construct,- equip,  operate and maintain  a", railway  of standard or any   other  guage,  to be ope. ated   by   steam,   elec-  .   tricity or any other motive power,  ,   from' a point on Johnston. Strai",  Vancouver Island, a-  short   distance west   cf   Cnatham   Point.  ' thence in a   southerly  direction  ,by; the most  feasible route,   to  a  point on or .near Upper Campbell  Lake'on the said   I.-land, and  a  ��������� further line  of   railway  from  a  point on Johnston-Strait  a short  distance   east   of    Be.ir     River,  thence'.'in  a   southerly  direction  by'the most feasible   rout", to   a  point'on or near the  North1   end  of'Bear Lake, and witn   power to  ' >     '- -  construct,     equip,   operate   and  maintain necessarybr.inch lines;  ��������� and to build and operate tramways iu connection therewith,  and with power to construct,  operatb and mainta n all neces  sary roads, bridges, ways, ferries  and o.ber work, j and to I ui c,  own and maintain wharves and  docks in connection therewith;  and with power to build, construct,  acquire, own, equip and maintain  ship---, steamers, barges and other  buais and vessels and to operate  the same on any navigable wateis  within the Province; and with  power to build, equip, operate  and maintain telegraph and telephone lines in' connection with  the said railways and branches;  and with power to build ancl  operate all kinds of plant for the  purpose of supplying light, heat,  electricity and any kind of motive power; and with power to  acquire the water rights, ancl to  construct clams- and flumes  for   improving    and  L  & m kft tks m% % 1 a tm  W     s*.     _*������.������������������    fe5fc_   !-_?������'   _���������_������.���������������������     _L   m H __t_v;*fc:TI   i������.  u  _  n-f3    "s       tm sift}- ra \/\  w fast hi v  -������     ���������rS.'i  Ft  f I: i B 9 -.  M  Pay-day Sp.ciils,  _J^__E_>_3-^^_^_.'7g^-T>-^-. ������������������^ttgspEywegffla  It will pay you(,to1 visit  our store befurej  purchasing elsewhere.  Ten-vloz. ladies  :aad ehildren'.s jsaiUr hats  (. * *  at rock bottom prices.  Stap,es      s /Ladies' Blouses  F/cuinelette, 34"inches wid,e,   worth   12J  and 15 cpB., onl) 1,0cts'. a yard.   3V0 in^cheB  wide, worth 8h cts. now 5 cts. 8-4 bleached-  sheeting, plaiu and twilled,   25   cts.    per  yard, regular   30   cts.    Heavy   Turkish  towels 42 x 22 inches, 20 cts. each, rej?u-  -  lar 25 cts.  White Spreads  From 65 cts. up.  Dress Goods .  r  2. pieePH black jbr.oche at   50* and 6������ cts.  -   worth 75 ct*-.   '"��������� '  20 pieces'bluck,  tancy, worth $1.00, now  75 cts. - '��������� ���������  '        ���������   ,' ���������'  40 pieces   colored  dress goods   at 50 cts.  worth doubli.  75 new and choice remnants so cheap that  v/e have not h.Alf enough at the prices.  The .e are exceptionally  good values an4  aro goiugiapt.  i  Colored   blouses from   50  eta.  up, whito  blouses wi.h liu6u cuffs and collars 75 cts.  Wash G.ods  These goods have to bp   seen to   be    ap-  pr<*.iated.  S'-iss    spot   muslins,     dimities    Scotch  zu*jhi ;������������������  and   piques   cheaper ^than ever  before. '  First come first served.  Ladies' Ties .  Tho^e stylibh net , ties with   embrQ.dere ��������� 'I  ��������� i  ends which go once  around the neck and i  . tie in a bow, 50 to 75 cts.  . '.  Gloves ;    ^  Ladfes' kid glove* 75 cts.   -  Underskirts. ,  ' ' - ,  . c*      '   >,   .     '  striped   metallic   oateen   underskirts'   L-,/  . Mack and white and blue and white fret, /ti  Ladies' Nightgowns  i  - We hava them  trimmed with .embroider-'-'.  iea and insertions ^ioni 75, ct������.'       '   '  Underw������sir  Ladies'woollen  underwe'a? at ��������� t\alf price.  TE7ENS0H  Cash Store,     Cumberland; B. C.  increasing  any    water     rights    or     waier  privileges acquired; and to build,  own and maintain saw mills, ancl  wood pulp mills; ancl with power  to expropriate lands  for the purposes of   tbe   Company;   and   to  acquire lauds, bonuses, privileges  or other aids  from    any Government, Municipal Corporation    or  oiher persons or bodies;   and   to  levy and   collect   tolls  from ,a!l  paities using, and on all   freights  passing overmuch railways, tramways, ferries, wharves and vessels  owned ancl. operated by the Com-  p..ny; and with power   to   make  traffic   or    other     arrangements  with railway,, steamboat or other  Companies,   and   for    all  other  usual    necessary     or   incidental  powers, rights or privileges.  Dated this 14th day of March, A.D.  1900.  Davis, Marshall & Macneill,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  The Singer Sewing. Machine  CABINET TABLE,   WOODWORK.    V ,  .Having taken  the Singer Sewing   Machine   Agency   lam "pre  pared to sell Machines at the following prices ancl t������-Tms:   '  Latest   improved,  double   feed,,, belt.adjuste;- a;Hl   m.Q*t  recent, j  self-fitting attachments." ���������-."���������(  Price���������$70,  $5 cash and   $3 per   month;    no  interest.    $10 dis  count for cash witnin 60 days.   Full allowance fur old machines. '  More    Singers    sold   than   all    others   combined,  year, 1,500,000.  Oil and needles and extra parts kept in stock.  Salt  last J  'i  <-*i  ���������tl  T. H. CAREY.  VIOTOS.IA NEWS.  Victoria, March 24,���������Premier Martin  lias at last secured the fourth minister. G.  W. Beebe of Mat. qui having accepted the  ,.ost of Provincial Seoretary.  Coal mines arbitration, award briefly thus:  Extension Mice���������Not enough -evidence  produced to prove persons named were  sources of danger.  Union Mines���������"With exception of Mah  Yuen, Mah Poo, Ah Gato, Mong Loe and  Dan these men are dangerous."  Not agreeing that all Japs and Chinese  aro dangerous we are of opinion that a large  per centage of them are at both Union aud  Extension.  Arbitrators failed to agree on question of  not employing any not previously employed. Umpire gave special award for  opinion of Supreme Court in that all persons working underground should be aide  to understand instructions given hi English,  and that rule should be prepared to that  end.  Victoria, March 27. ���������Hume, frx-minister  of mines, is in the city and states feeling  through the upper country is opposed to  Martin: Hume will ruu again as a Cotton-  ite or the event of party lines being drawn  as Liberal.  The News. War Bulletin gives all  the latest news  of, the Transvaal.  Subscribe,   jor   the.   Bulletin   and  ...���������**��������� ���������    . .  keep posted on the war.    Price per  month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  FIRE;!'BRIGADE,  The News some  time ago   called,  attention to the fact of there  being,  inadequate fire   protection  service- 1  in tha town.    On the  14th a meet- J  'ing of   those who had   given their  names to Mr.   Banks as   being wil-  J  ling to form   themselves into a fire.,  biigade was held, in the City Hall..  83 able young  men enrolled them-- J  selves   and the: followipg   officers  Were elected:    T    Hudson,  Chief;/  R.   McGregor, Assistant   Chief;.E,.:  C,   Purdy,    Secretary,    S.   Riggs,  Treasurer.  The names of those enrolled are:/  T Irwin, D Richard?, F Purely, T;  Banks, B Moore, F Partridge. W J. ?]  McKay; T H Carey, M  McCallum,. ,<|  P McNiven, G Tar bell. C Segraves,,  T Hudson, W   Hudson S Riggs, O  H   Fechner, T White, J   Bruce, H  ,i  Mounce, G Smith,   H Walker, C P   j  Grant, C   McDonald, D" McGregor,,;-'  R Abrams, F   Dalby, A Parker, R..  Smith,   C Grant,   J Turnbull,   W.,  Walker, W Hayman, F Pickard.  HIGHEST   GRADE  Spectacles & Eyeglasses..  IN GOLD AND STEEL   FRAMES.  'To Suit all Sights,  STODDART,  Watchmaker & Optician...

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