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 '/MJY' S*tl4j^  i'tf  '"ai  'T1  /  EIGHTH YEAR.  ���������.T  CUMBERLAND, B.] C TUESDAY,   MAY 15th,  FttOMIIIK   FOtLOWIKO NOTED 8BED   HOUSES:  .   ��������� The Stkei/Ukiggs, Seed Co., Ltd,  ,    .' 'D..M. Fewy&Co. ���������      ,       '  Jay & Co., Victoria, B. O.  BULK SEEDS:-- ,  ������������������'���������   Swc-t Peas (l'������ckford's   mjxed), 10,cts.;  ���������"   per oz., 3 ozs. for 25 cts;.. ',    '",  ,  Nasturtiums   (tall),,  to cts.  per oz:,   3  .   .     ,-,     Ozs. for 25 CtS:  ��������� .   ,      Nasturtiums (dwarf), .15 ������s. per .cz., 2,  ' ,     . Y..'.-'^zs/|b'r 2s 'cts.-- ,.:     ;.,-_���������  '. '     .Timothy ..(seal brand).  '-,.-��������� Red: Clover (lynx) brand. ., ;  ';���������"���������      .Austrian Bfbme Grass-      ,    -Y  ,  v,   Get" our.prices before purchasing.   ��������� ;;  All;'3.eeds warranted fresh.  1   1   1,  TO THE ELECTORS OF  Gonjox District.  GENTLEMEN:-^.1/'','     <  < At the urgehi request of a  large number of electors, I consented to allow my name.to be placed  in nomination'for parliament, and  having received such ��������� nomination  by an almost ��������� unanimous vote, I  have much pleasure, in soliciting  your votes -and" influence in the  coming elections." c If elected, I will  oppose the present ^Uttin Govern-  went, running oil wjn-party lines,  being - prepared'ltdlsupijoit any  good measures-that may be brought  foiwaid for the -benefit of,the Prov-  ii.ce in g'eneral^and,fcnis Distuct in  particular! .vAf :feg������f$s jny more '  ,loca  p at|r,rm,������ d %M}W'  l/.Urge' upon tbe'fjGovernment  the need of keeping up-and1 assist*  .ing Farmer^Institutes and   Agricultural Societies byAarger appro-,  pria;ibnsan^" (distribution   of tlie  results of expert * knowledge ^on all'  matters pertaining^agrajian pur-,  suits", and of maintwining the   De-;  partment of Agriculture at   a high  standard. .      / '" y*(6    <  at all times ready to meet you in  discussing matters of local interest.  Yours faithfully,  LEWIS MOUNCE.  Cumberland, B.C., May 11, 1900.*  LOCAL ITEMS.  '!���������'���������- -���������  "T'#'':ho!!-es\&':RpW..,  ���������y&l. YATES STREET,- "VIC^PR  "j-^' ,*������ >a������J & ^ *J,_v.iV ' a xr'w *-'xfr \ its'  - -HARDWARE,-MILL AJTD   *^  * *   AND FARMING   AND   DAlfcYI>  OF ALL KINDS. ;  a    Asents for McCormick Harvesting Machine* y.  8    wTtefrPricesandpavticulars.    P.O. Drawer 060.  \   |      ���������  TO THE ELECTORS OF  Gomoxj-lecttiral District  GENTLEMEN:���������  , At a public, meeting held at  Courtenay Apni 17th inst., for the  purpose of nominating a candidate  in opposition to the Administration  of the Hiln. Joseph' Martin, it was  stated by tlie nominee and his supporters that he was a firm supporter of the .Conservative party, and as  such only would he appeal to the  electorate. This cour&e having  been adopted;it became incumbent  u^hthd.Liberalsto also, place a  "candidate in the field-. Accordingly  the'Xiberals in public meeting assembled did me the honor of nominating me, as the Liberal candidate jn opposition to the candidate  already, norniria' edby the previous  'convention.   ,       v *  Having been engaged in business  2. Trunk. !Road.���������I  wiU   use, 1 in your midst for   the last-. quart* r  ever> endeaV >if>to;iiave this road  coiupleted arid put'in gooJ order at  an early date "DeUveen Qualicum'  and Courtenay. ~"J l  3. District tR(5ads.���������tI will ask  ' < - ������    *. i^'   ��������� '  fordargeryraiit^ it>r our road^ than  have liereiofoie*;H*ea   grdiited' for  v.he,!;District.    ..,-v  If yon  CARPETS,      LINOLIUMS,      ICURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS        MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of all  Kinds, in  ths Latest Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from Leading Manufacturers throughout the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON REQUEST.  Our new Si, Story *���������J������%������������*������������������������  most elaborate,  complete   Home  ^in\sniJ;������      .  in all Canada.  - Come apd see us when in Victoiia.  TOr,tejo Weiler;.Bros* .^Kt.  '���������������������������"' '"'m ���������'��������� u ������,���������"'���������'��������� VICTORIA, B. C,  Complete Furnishers, .^������  i-rxi     * *?t-  (r4. Resident rEHYsiciAN.���������I  will  e will close our  Store at 7:30  p. m.,    during     the     Summer  Months,   Saturdays . and  week  following   Pay   Day  cepted.  the  ex-  Clother  and  General Outfitter.  Full stock of groceries always on hand.  ���������'useiii-y iniiueiice- ������.o p fctsourir betu x  1 police piute.ctio;i lor .the   outlying  pc>riij4i5������ 01 the Di?t ict. i  6. Union and CoitoX) 'District  Hospital.���������l^will a������l$Y for a-grant  (special) to build and'equiu ap'  operating room for the above hospital. The present" means being  utterly inadequate to the needb of  patients aud surgeons. ^ ���������,  7. U. & C. Fire Department.���������I  will urge upon the Government-the  necessity of incfe >sing 'the _\a������nual  grant .to) the Union and Cumberland Fire Department.-,  '' 8? Railway Extension.-tI wiU  * -J - c  bf infavor of a continuous'line of  railway from Victoria tQ the northern end of the Island,,, knowing the  same to be of vital importance, as  it would afford greater facilities for  developing the latent resources of  the District.  9. Additional Mails.���������There  being communication by steamer  twice a week by Nanaimo and one*  by;yancouver direct, I will urge  bur Dominion member to obtain  the carrying of additional mails by  these steamers, the present service  being insufficient to theneeds of  the District.  10. Creamery.���������I think a Creamery would be to the advantage of  the District, as the Comox valley  is eminently adapted for /dairying.  And will assist the farmers at any  time they may,desire to establish  the eutei prise.  11. I will use my influence to  hive the Comox Dyke, between  Comox and Courtenay, put in proper condition.  12. I will urge upon the Government the advisability of establishing a High School in this district.  In conclusion, gentlemen, I beg  to remind you, should you do me  the honor of electing- me as your  representative, that being a local  man, I shall be in a  position  and  of a0century,f I feel  that 1' am suf  ' hciehtly convtrtant with   the conditions and   requirements   of   this  clistiict to euable me to'further your  interests in every possible  manner.  If elected 1 snaii devote   my en-  ���������ruies toward the wdvancemem and  welfare of' eve y lesidentand   industry iri^the, community/ consis-'  ,tent with tne public': weal. ' There-p  I..re, ������������'the ^tanda,rd''1b��������� ar^r ' of the;  Hocal f'L'.berahparty- and its ,-pjinci-  ; pies, I begJ to submit ,to^/you. the.  following platform.tor your consideration and buppo. t:   <���������  1. To secure v-anV"equitable"' ud-  justment of the 'appropriation for  pujiie v\oiks iu this District.  2. To  complete   and   put  into  proper   conditi >nu the   Nanaim -  Comox trunk road.  3. To secure an increase of the  Governmont appropriation for public works in this District proportionate to the revenue derived therefrom,  4. To obtain the granting of a  subsidy to a resident pnysician for  the Islands within the District.  5. To provide for the construction of new wharves wherever required, and the improvement of the  pretent ones, affording better accomodation to the public.  6. To increase the daily wage to  laborers upon all publie works.  7. To restore to teachers of public schools the salary previously  paid.  8. To secure an amicable arrangement whereby the lands within tne  limits of the E.squimalt and Nanaimo railway land grant maybe  opened up for actual settlement.  9. To secure by tl e enactment of  legislation, provision for cheap  money to actual settlers, such legislation to be workable and acceptable, thereby affording security for  moneys advanced and yet . not in  creasing the burden of the seller  or tax-payer.  10. To promote the manufacture  within the province of all natnal  products into the finished   pr duct.  I have the honor tobe,gen lemen,  Your'obedient servant,  JOSEPH McPHEB.  Comox, May 14th, 1900.  . ���������o ���������  There will be a meeting of the  Fire Brigade this evening at 8  o'clock. All members are requested to attend.  A friend yesterday illustrated  Martin's platform in a, very ingenious way and. invited a friend to  stand on it when completed. The,  heavy r^ins however, have made it  so soft that it is now too iotten-to  hold up any one.  At1 Liberal meeting, May 10th, at ,  Courtney, the following were  nominated: J.^McPhee,   30 votes;   Dr,  Millard, 4; J.,13. Holuuea, 4;  J. WI  McKenz.e, 0.    Mr. McKelvey   was  nominated   but    excused   himself..  Mr. McPhee was chosen'as  Liberal"  representative.      It   is  not '-stated  whether in opposition   to   Martin '  Government or not.  It is our painful duty to chronicle '  the'deatb^ofMrs. G. W. Clinton,  who lately went on ,& vi6it_*Jq her i  home iu Hurrlaburg, Pa. \ We lean,  that the deceased ' Jady, contracted  a cold on the journey, which later  developed into Vneumonla' result;������ V^'Vj  ing in ner death -at'^ midday, the ' "��������� '^Cj/  14th inst: Mr? Clinton 4left"/for\ -".'IV  Nanaimo en route" .east ,_upon ;re- - '"^^j  ceipt of the news. > A- ho,st ��������� of sor ' "-^'^  rowing friends and two little child  ?x*.  ,f T,  i ��������� -i  L  1   - tt^.|  : . " ' ,���������,---' Y^%|  ren join him in his heartfelt .grief; y V*%  t ty V  .'SW  ,    The   ' alleged   arrangement   ^by  ��������� which Mr.   Ryder  was  to  keep  a  seat in the Cabinet warm for tW.W. -',-.  . Mclnnes ' comes dan. erouslv- t^f"  close to a conspiracy to subvert the;';'^/rj"  rights of the - people. At . thef'^V|$  time Mr. Martin . ,was entrusted  with"the ta-k of forming a-goyem-  nient, it was hinto'l that an under-;] "V^  standing existed" with, the',Lieut> '^S,  Governor tha^ W, W^B. -'Mdlrmes;������::|^1  sh'quW"'bea member of^tbe Proving :^S  ?A  Lieut^Governor; *'the   people  will'. ,^.rV|  draw their- ��������� own conclusion . as  to^V^SbJ  the  _ame' in ''th������"  winrl*���������"NTolcnn ^ ",i!1  +*f s- I  ���������i-j��������� - FH^-l^tMi^JT^f |  the  game' in "the^  iviiid'.���������Neleon^  Miner. < '   '���������7       ,       ~ *  The Herdld calls the News' states ^  ment re Mr. Semlin's former - a tti- 'u  tucle towards the" settlement Bill'  "false." Wou d not "incorrect" be  a better word ? ,We do not witting-^  ly make false statements even if we  are connected with ihe * press,  which is saying a good deal. However, we agree to do this. If the  Herald publishes a statement from  Mr. Semlin thai he always opposed  the two acts, viz: E. & N., Railway  Act, 1875, and Railway Lands Act  1883, we shall either retract our  statement, or publish a rebuttal.  The News did not say that the N.  V. C. Co.'s representative lefused to  meet a. "delegate - of ^Mr. Dunsmuir *s, but that he insulted a delegation of business men _f Nanaimo  who went to see him/ The Herald  can easily find out that from representative men in the City of Nanaimo, who will , smart under that  insult to their dying day. and who  were working, not for. Mr. Duns--  muir, but for tne-ci.y's go*.d. Mr.  Dunsm'uir'a   "proposal"   was   what  \V>  wo said   he  delegate.  would   not   Uieetr���������not  FUK MALE.  ABOUT 3 acres of land/ with ?ea  frontage, uc Com ;x Bluffs. Hotu-e  of 5 rooms. Boat house and  otl.er out-fiOtises. .Good garden  ,-irid fruit trees. Apply to Mus.  McConnel, Comox,-.or to News  Office.   .'.'���������"'���������     . .     ml5i2  ���������   $5 REWARD.  STRAYED from the premises of  ilie uiiciertsigued, about the 16th  of April, on������������ small red c-v\, 8  years Oj.u, would calf about 20th.  Branded on left hip R. Anyone  giving inlormation-that will lead  to her recovery will ret.-eiv'e tln>.  ii be Ve re v. a. u. (Sigtied ) John  Coknell, Oyster River, Coluox,  B.C. mloiA I,  J t  o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o  I  f  1  P.'  pi  '3 J  hi  HJ'  !! j'.  i?   .'  !'[}-  ill-,  ft J'  it  !t-'  ii'  If!-.  i i'f.-,  i'i, >  If -  nu.  i *  Iy  I1  1  r  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  6  6  Sflll  wr  He Got Caught on His Grammar.  Eoncst People "Will Bo'Weil  Also to Speak Correctly.  BY   JOHN   J.   A'BECKET.  O-O-O'O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O  It seemed almost too soon for .lack to  have returned when 'Mrs. Dorrance hoard  him ring. He had forgotten his latchkey  again. She must buy him a chain and  key ring. The little woman glided down  stairs in her soft slippers and was about  to open the door when a sudden happy  thought led her to ask, '"Is that you.  Jack?"  "Yes.   It's me."  The cheery pitch of tho muffled voice  might have left doubt. The bad grammar left none. Her Jack could never  have made that slip.  Without a word she fled up stairs into  Jack's room, grabbed the six shooter out  of the top bureau drawer and ran down  ��������� again, cocking it en route and congratulating herself on having oiled the trigger  lately. Jack would be back soon. This  man or men must have known he was  gone and she was alone..  She got to the door and  in as firm  a  tone  as  she  could   command   said   in   a  sharp, .imperious  way,   "Now.   who  are  "   you, and-what do you want?"  There was a moment's silence. Then:  "If yer open the door, I'll tell yer. I  don't mean no harm, missis."  Dot,   who  knew  that  her  figure could  be seen through the glass, put the point  *     of the gun close to it and exclaimed, for  her blood was up now, "Move on or I'll  ���������' fire." " "       ,.    .  The man seemed disposed to argue the.  point, for her quick ear caught the sound  of hoarse muttering.  ' Then  she thought  she heard a soft treading step, as of one  going away.  But she was mistaken, or else there  was a brace of them, for a meanly  wheedling voice said: "Missis. I ain't,uo  burglar. I'm jest hungry an only want  a bit o' somethin to0 eat. Can't you  gimme a piece of bread? I'll go down by  the gate an creak it, an you c'n slip ,it  out quick an lock the door ag'in. I  -*.    wouldn't hurt a lamb."  "I've no time to talk, and this isn't a  bakery," retorted Dot.    "If you don't go  at once. I'll fire, though I don't  want to  wake my .husband up or rouse the neighbors." ,  1     Dot   thought  she   heard   a   suppressed  snort at this "bluff," but it was followed  by a heavy footfall of one walking slowly  down the path.'  Then ���������the gate creaked  audibly,  as  if the  hungry  man   had  no  ,need to disguise his comings and goings.  Fluttered,  but content with  her debiit  '   as a heroine, she started up stairs again.  A slight sound came to her from above  - that made her heart flutter.wildly."  . She, remembered the stout trellis Jack  had put up against the wall of the house  ���������she had asked him if he meant to train  a banyan tree on it���������and the window of  her room had been raised about an inch,  that the air might do Cuthbert good.  Her 2-year-old had been feverish all day.  The recollection of that first retreating  step aud the parley of the other man  flashed across her mind. What if the  "pal" had scaled the trellis and was kidnaping Cuthbert?  She flew up the stairs, holding her  gun tightly, but not daring to put her  finger on the trigger. She knew it was  twitching, and she might pull it too soon.  She dashed through the sitting room,  into the bedroom where Cuthbert was  sleeping the sleep of the just in a subdued light. There was a brawny hand,  shiny and villainous, grasping the window sill.  This was no time to dally or measure  consideration on any delicate scale. Dot  raised her pistol, steadied herself, took  deliberate aim and banged away. There  was a fierce ejaculation of mingled pain  and profanity, and she heard some one  leap down into the back yard und then  scramble off.  She glanced at Cuthbert. The noise  had awakened that honor to babydom.  and a wide open pair of eyes like her  own were looking at her as she stood  with the smoke from the pistol curling  in a niter scented cloud about her.  Then as the baby boy came to a consciousness that the tense, defiant figure  with the pistol in its hand was his mamma heredity asserted itself in a smile  that showed small white tooth and almost wrinkled a diminutive nose.  Dot rushed to -him-. and;-kissed him  frantically, wishing she could afford herself the luxury of breaking down and  shedding helpful tears over her game  offspring. But she couldn't. She was  on duty till Jack returned, aud she kept  her "gun" tight in her hand.  "Go to sleep, baby. Mamma is bore,"  she said, with an effort at playfulness.  "What you doih?" demanded Cuthbert drowsily. ' ' '  "Keeping away cats���������and things. Lie  still and go to sleep, baby, like a little  man.    Mannua is tired."  ���������'Was that a stealthy step on the stairs?  She raised herself, trembling, and clutched her Vgnn" anew. The next moment  a man rushed into view in the sitting  room, paused, looked in where she was  and was about to charge forward when:  "If you stir a step, I will shoot!" cried  Dot. She had promptly brought her battery-to bear on him and even stepped forward a pace or two. as if with instinct  to screen Cuthbert. keeping her blazing  eyes steadily on the man's face.  "Don't shoot, ma'am." the fellow said  hurriedly. "I heard the pistil shot an  thought yer was bein attacked by some  burglar, an I broke in the door tn come  an help ye. I wouldn't hurt a baby,  ma'am. All I wanted at first was a  chunk o' bread,' an then, hearin the gun.  I couldn't help com in to a lady's assistance. Don't p'int that gun at me. Ii  might go off, an you'd be sorry to hurt a  stranger what had nothin worse aboul  him than a empty stummock."  "I tell you to go down stairs and out o������  this house., or I will five, and I don't. w>������  whether you are killed or not. Go down  and pick up your dead pal. Go anyhow."'  Dot felt steadier. If she coulu only  hold out till Jack came back! The man  had counted on making a rush on her. but  had failed in that. She didn't thiuk he  was armed, but she was on"the lookout  unwaveringly for the slightest movement  of his hand toward any weapon, and she  was covering him well.  At that moment her heart gave a great  bound. In his flannel nightgown Cuthbert had slipped by her and, ambling  straight up to the invader, beat him on  his legs with his baby-fist.  ���������   "Go away!" he cried crossly.  Quick as a flash the man bent and had  him in his arms, holding him so that the  baby covered bis head and chest.  "Now, drop your gun, or I'll brain the  kid." he exclaimed with savage determination. "Throw it over there, away from  yer. ��������� Quick!"  She dared not fire. He surely would  not kill the two if she obeyed him and  cast away her pistol.  But her temper was fully roused. Oh,  for one moment in which to get a show at  hira without imperiling the life of her  life!  All this passed quicker than' the telling.  But in that second of irresolution Cuthbert. who did not take kindly to strangers  and had' conceived this one as a grossly  unwelcome intruder, was bringing his  small fists down on the man's bead and  eyes. The fellow angrily jerked, his head  out of reach, putting up .his - arm ami  pushing the infant assailant to one side.  It was enough. Dot rushed forward,  took quick aim and let go. With a groan  the fellow's arm relaxed. She had just  time to drop her pistol and catch Cuth-  bert������.before-.the man fell in-a-heap on the  floor, very still, the blood from somewhere spoiling Dot's pretty rug.  She sank into a chair and felt that she  was going into a faint. But there'was  another step on the stairs, quick, but  light. Was there an army of burglars  let loose on the house?. And had Jack  gone to the Klondike?  She clapped Cuthbert into her rocking  chair, his pink legs protruding from his  nightgown, the picture of anything but a  victorious infant conqueror., and jumped  for-her faithful "gun." A man rushed  into the room.l 'c ,,  "Stop, or I'll fire!" she quavered forth.  "Dot!    It's me!   Chuck that gun!'-'  She "chucked the gun" and luxuriously  fainted in Jack's arms.   Cuthbert inaugurated the family retirement from warfare  by a lusty yowl, to which Jack, who was  busy   wetting   Dot's  face   with > cologne,  loosening her gown and fanning her, paid  "no  attention   whatever. ������" He  was  not a  nervous man and had great confidence in  his son.  The mother's ears were perchance  awakened by that mellow wailing, with  its croupy touch. Dot's eyes, with the  fire,all-out, opened, and as she recognized  Jack's'dear face, which had never seemed so dear, she drew a long, quivering  ���������breath and'wound her arms tightly about  him. - i ,.'���������,..���������  "You're not hurt. Jack?" she said  weakly. , , ���������,,  "Not a bit. And Cuthbert's roaring  like a blast furnace. You'd better trace  up, and we'll tidy up the place a bit.  Dust ont the burglars. Did any escape?  Or is the gent on the floor the whole collection ?','  "I   think   there's  another in   the   back  yard." faltered Dot in an awestruck tone.  "Well, let's look himup.    First, I'll see  what trim this fellow is in."  Examination   proved   that  the   hungry  caller on Mrs. Dot was alive, but not in  distressful consciousness.    The bullet had-  remained iu his system.  Mrs. Dot hastily restored Cuthbert to  his little bed, where, weary with battle,  he gave a grateful sigh and slumbered,  his pink hands no longer aggressively  clinched, but placidly open like rosy starfish.  "He's all right. Dot. I think." said  Jack after his examination of" the burglar. "He's made a mess of your, rug.'  and I don't know what we are to do with  him. I don't care to go out again, and  'you ought,tx)^be in-bed."   .  "We.mi^ht put him in the spare room  till morning," said Dot helplessly.  "Yes, and let Cuthbert mount guard  over him till breakfast time," returned  Jack sarcastically. "I think it will be  better to deposit him gently on the front  steps and let nature look after him till  we can do something more." -  Jack shouldered the unconscious man  and. helped by Dot, got him down stairs.  He laid him tenderly out on the front  step. Thero was no one to call, and he  would not leave his wife alone to go in  quest, of help for disposing of him otherwise. " ���������' .' ������������������"���������"' "��������� Y;'?'"'''  Dot suggested that they put a sofa  cushion under his head, well covered  with a long Turkish bath towel, which  Jack remonstrant ly did. The next morning the burglar, the bath towel and the  cushion were gone to parts unknown.  Then Jack made a huiried trip around  the premises. They were, littered with  no burglars, so, locking the inside-door,  they went up stairs. Half way up Dot  stopped suddenly short and gasped:  "Oh. Jack!"  And she looked at her husband with the  queerest smile.  "Well?" said he.  "Do you remember what you said when  you dashed iu?"  "Why. I told you not to shoot; that as  long   as   it   was   Davy   Crockett   at   the  other end of the gun I'd come "down."  "No.    Think what you said."  "1 said; 'Don't shoot, Dot.    It's I.'"  "You     didn't,"     cried     Dot    merrily.  "When  1 asked the. man at the door, 'Is  that you. Jack?' he said,  'Yes,  it's me.'  Whereupon I knew it wasn't and ordered  him to move on.    Do you see what a narrow escape you had?   Oh, Jack," and she  snuggled up to him, "do be careful about  your grammar."���������Criterion.  LIVE TIGER BAIT.  How   Sir   Artlmr   HewJtt ' W������������   Made  Useful  hy Savages.  Sir Arthur Hewitt was once used as  live bait for a tiger tiap.  "It happened in Birmania," he said to  a correspondent of the New York Herald,  "between Prome and Rangun. The  country was ravaged at that time by the  predatory bands of Nung Gung Geen, the  fiercest native chief we ever .had -to contend with, -f headed a scouting party,  and, being overtaken by night at some  distance.from camp, we lighted tires and  lay down to sleep. Some hours later I  feit myself lifted bodily from^the'ground.  I had been bound and gagged and in a  short. time._was a prisoner in the stronghold of Gung himself.  "The next morning' they brought me  before Gung. The moment he saw me be  leered hideously.  " 'At last,' said he. 'here is one of those  English who are invading our country  and would reduce us to slavery.'  "Gung's followers now blindfolded me  I ' was thus ' forced " some , five miles  through the jungle and beaten with  sticks all the way. Finally they came  to a halt., The bandage was removed  from my eyes. Growing accustomed t'o  the ' light, I discovered a tiger trap  ahead. ,1. did not immediately comprehend the purpose of my captors. But my  uncertainty did not last long.  "The tiger trap wa3 constructed of  bamboo. One section of it was cut from  the rest by a network of bamboo rods.  This formed the receptacle for the, bait.'  The bait was myself. .They stripped  me of my clothing, thrust'me in- and  bound,me with thongs. Then they made  off.     -"������������������''-���������,  "I  did  not   feel  very  uneasy  at.first.  For  two   hours  I  worked-for   freedom,  but. in "the end   I  was forced   to  admit  the   hopelessness  of  the   task.     Insects  alighted   on 'my   skin   and   bit' the flesh  raw.    The sun  beat down on .my head  and into my eyes.    I grew faint. - Suddenly , it   occurred   to   me   thata, tiger  might appear at any moment.    However,  there was some hope, although.the hope  was, slender.    A little native girl had, at  the-risk of her life, given me a drink of  water the day  before.'    This  was,at a  spot, near Gung's camp.    I bade her hurry, off. and apprise Captain  D'Oyley of  my-peril.'    But as the' hours-w,ore "on  I  grew despondent.    Would the little girl  have understood?  "My reflections were interrupted by a  . light footfall.    It was for all the world'  like that  of  a  timid  child.     When  the  sound first reached my ears, no,suspicion  of tigers entered Mny bead.    Suddenly' a  gorgeous , shoulder    flashed - its   'stripes  through the bamboo. 'One.of the largest  tigers '1 had- ever seen,' and  I  had seen  many, confronted me.    The animal must;  have    weighed'    500-   pounds.-   As    we  gazed into each other's face li was overcome twith-a peculiar feeling < of ^ respect  -for this specimen of physical perfection"  "It flashed  aci'oss my mind  that this  might not be.a.man eating tiger.    In that  event it "would  sniff .about the trap and  do me no harm.   "One gigantic paw was  raised against the outer door of the trap.  The door lifted and*fell.    The tiger was  caught/  Only a bamboo paling separated  us.'    The  bulky  mass  advanced   toward-  me.     Then  the   animal   stood   perfectly  motionless. .  "My whole body had turned cold, except where the insects left their stings.  Those raw spots glowed like so many  tiny coals. I stared straight into the  tiger's face, not daring to wink an eyelid. I felt that the first movement should  come from the enemy. It did. With a  roar, the tiger dashed her whole -weight  against the ' bamboo' rods. The great  claws   were  thrust   through   and   barely  the little girl had given the alarm. I am  glad to recall that my first impulse was  one of gratitude to her.  "My rescuers dared not shoot the tiger-  ess. Gung was in the neighborhood. His  hands would, have massacred our little  company in a moment. It was necessary,  to attack the tiger with bayonets. * It  seemed every instant as if the trap would  give way under-the strain of the leaps of  the beast. It took almost an-hour to effect my rescue. It is strange that the  tiger, harassed on all sides, did not turn  and kill me with a stroke of' its^paw.  But the, animal lost blood from a hundred  wounds.     It    succumbed.     They    saved  roe." "_  Tlie Trutlilul J'rinee.  In his book about Persia, "The Land  of the Lion and the Sun,'" Dr. Wills  says that he was once couversing with  the king's son, and a large circle of  courtiers and priests filled the room.  The prince narrated his exploits .in  hunting the antelope the previous day  aud1 gravely stated that while pursuing  a pair,of ahu when riding a very restive,horse his headstall broke.  "What should you have done, doctor?" asked the prince.  "I should have .tried to stick on as,  long as the ground was good and!-expecting au^accident. have awaited it."'  "Ah, that was because you were not  a prince," he said. "I leaned forward.-  and, unclasping; my, belt, placed it iu  the horse's mouth as a., bridle, and,  thus directing him, pursued-my game  and killed both antelope."  All the circle applauded, as of course  they were bound to do. Dr.. Wills waa  silent. ���������  '   ���������' -       ' ,  "You don't mean to say - you don't  believe that?" said'the prince. "Speak  out if you dbn'tY-1 shan't be offended  in the least."     ' '">,.'.  "Well, your highness. 1 don't beiieve  it." '-' \  "Quite,right, darogb bood" (it was a  lie),   unblusbingly    replied   his. royal:  highness and burst into a fit of laughter  quite   unabashed.     The 'circle   cf  courtiers, of course, were convulsed.  OLD SENATORS.  ������_���������  Sbe   Smoked. <  A patient of one of .-the leading specialists who treat polypi in the nose  'end throat.is a woman well kuowo for  her work in Sunday schools In this  city. She has a record as the organizer  of a number of anticigarette .leagues  among the schoolboys. She came to  her doctor,.tbe other day. He cheered  her'greatly'by telling ber he could cure  her quickly and without the use of the  knife.  .-,.'-  "But,you must promise to follow my  directions." said  the ^doctor,  wjtn  the  suspicion of-acrwinkle iu his eye.  .   "Oh. 1 promise," said the lady.,  ��������� "Without   quaIilibation?"   asked   the,  'physician.  -,-:-'  "Absolutely   without    qualification.';'  answered the lady.     .   ,, ,.--.- '"<  "Well,  then.-you   must smoke ciga-(  rettes!"        . , ,  The lady gasped. Visions of what  might happen if sbe were seen with a  -cigarette .between her teeth by any of  her, pupils floated before her.- and sbe  almost fainted. 'But the doctor was  inexorable. The lady followed his directions, and in a week the foreign  growth in her nose had disappeared.  But that doesn't mean that the lady is  now a confirmed-cigarette smoker.���������  United States Tobacco Journal.  Many    of    Them    Have    Passed  Threescore and Ten Mark.  Four of the oldest men in the senate sit side by side in the front row/  They are Pettus of Alabama, who is-78  years'old; Cockrell of Missouri,'who is  '05; Vest, also of Missouri, who is verging on 70, and Morgan of Alabama,  who will be 7C' next' June.  Age, has' dealt lightly with" these four  old men with the exception of Senator,  Vest, who Is beginning to give evidence''  of the weight of threescore years andl  ten upon his diminutive form, says the  Washington   Post. . Pettus is _wonder-,  fully well preserved.    He is known as  the Confucius of the  senate  because-  he looks so wise and is so deliberate in  his talk.   Cockrell is one of the hardest workers in the senate, and his constant watchfulness while bills are being considered is proverbial.  Vest used.,  to be one of the greatest orators and  debaters'in the body, but of .late he has  participated but little in the proceedings.    Morgan is one of the wise men  of the senate.    He knows everything  about  everything.     When   ho   was  a  boy and'books were scarce, he used to  train bisrmemory by learn lug to repeat  each volume, a chapter at a time.   His  parents wanted him to become a minister, but lie drifted in to-law and then  into  politics..    He  is- one of  the  few  men In the senate'who hav,e the. really-  broad gauge of a statesman'. ,   .  Very few'of the old men in the sen-,,  ate  show   their  age.     No one'would'  ever-suspect that Flatt-iof Connecticut-  was 72 or that Cullqm of Illinois was 70  last   November!     Senator   HawleyJof>  Connecticut is 73. Geaho'f. Iowa , will be"  75 next April.'and Hoar'of Massachu-,  setts Is 73.    Senator Teller," is still vigorous,   with    h s . seventieth   birthday  rapidly approaching, arid Frye is a.re-  markably young, man  for the weight"  of nearly TOyears.   Jones of Nevada is  G9. while his colleague. Stewart, is 72.-  Sena'tor .Bate of Tennessee, like' the  late Senator Harris, will not..disclose'  his age. He 'must be 70 or thereabout,  for be .was a soldier in the'Mexican  war. over half a century ago.���������Boston  Herald. ;    '      - ~    ,  ���������i'i  Chinese Inquests.  Coroners' inquests are well known  among the Chinese. One of the chief  differences between their system and  ours is that the Chinese doctors never  dissect. In fact. Chinamen have a perfect horror'of-dissection.  There are few things more absurd'  than' the code of rules laid down for  the Chinese coroner. In the first place,  he is bidden to make sure that he has  a dead body before be begins his inquest. That, however, is less ridiculous than it sounds, for the heathen  Chinee is tricky and may demand an  inquest on a sham deceased with a  vie\y of extorting money from .some  person who. may be denounced as nav-  ��������� ing caused the death.  The preposterous part of the code  comes in with -regard .to- the alleged  signs which show the cause of deal h.  ���������If the deceased is supposed to ha.ve  been poisoned, rice is put into liis mouth  and- then taken out and given to a  chicken. Its .effect on the fowl decides  the question. Most of the other methods adopted are even more absurd and  fanciful, and, as a result.-inquests in  China do very little to prevent crime.���������  Chicago News.  '   Pure Lfqnld Air.       :,j,',>  ,.- ,J _  The color of pureoliquid,air isV;beao-w  tiful pale blue.   Befoi;e*an eastern col-  lege recently was exhibited'two sam������  ���������  pies, of liquid, air In glass tubes.    One s  was made from air which' had  tje������n*>���������  washed to purify it from -dust, soot,  carbonic acid  .and   other  Impurities.  This, when condensed, was.a.pale blue,1",..  liquid.   The other sample (was/made byvr'  condensing some of the air of'the. lee- r  . ture room .in which the audience was -  jassembled and was1 ah opaque, black-  r  ish 'fluid.- resembling-soup  in-appearance.  .     "'��������� J "'������/      "-'-J.'- -1   .    ''"'   4--t-"  It would appear as if condensed samples of air might afford an .easy means .  for comparing, different kinds of-con- .,  tamiuation.    It may be" possible some  day to supply tlie hospitals of .tropical  countries  where the  natural  air supply'is bad and the necessity for-a better one  very  pressing wijb  beautiful  blue country air'guaranteed.absolutely   pure.    This . can  never  be  accomplished,   however,   until   some   means  have  been   provided   for  transporting >  liquid "air   to    considerable  distances  ���������  without enormous losses, caused by its  return to its former state.  The Fatal Truth.  "William," said the colored citizen to  the man who was to be tried in court,  "yob. mus' keep yob eyes open w'en yoh  gits dar. en, whatever yoh does, don't  tell de truth! I tole it once, en dey  gimtne seven years. So look out, William, en go slow!"���������Atlanta Constitution.  SIR ARTHUR AS TIGER BAIT.  reached me. The tips of them scratched  three long streaks in my side. A, red  tongue was stretched greedily through  the bars. There was no doubt now. This  was a man eating tiger.  "The peril gave me inconceivable  strength. I tried to burst my bonds. But  I suddenly recollected that bursting my  bonds would do me little good. I was in  a trap, like my enemy. I grasped the  outer bars of the cage. I drew myself together. The animal almost held me. In  another moment my portion of the trap  would be invaded.  "Suddenly I saw a glimmer of lights.  A confused sound of voices reached me.  They were coming nearer. I heard my  name pronounced. They were calling me.  My voice refused to issue from my  throat.    But I knew in that instant that  He Won -the Bet.,  A   showman    was    making       great  -noise at the front of the exhibition of  "wonders"  he  bad  on  show.    A-man  standing in the crowd, with a little dog  beside him. .cried out: "  "I'll bet you a quid you can't let me  see a lion."  "Done!" said the. showman eagerly.  "Put down your money."  The man placed a sovereign in the  hand of a bystander, and the showman  did the same.  "Now walk this way," said the show-*  man,   "aud    I'll   soon   convince   you.  There!" said-he triumphantly. "Look in  that corner at the beautiful Numidian  lion.".  "I don't see any," responded the  other.  "What's the matter with you?" asked the showman.  "I'm blind,", was the reply, and in a  few minutes the blind man pocketed  the two sovereigns and went away-  The Lash Tn  England's Nnvy.  Flogging is almost unknown  iu the  British navy nowadays, but it has not  been  abolished  by  law*.    The  lash  is  used as a  punishment  for a' limited  number   of   offenses,   and   not   infrequently  years  pass  without a single  application   of   the   lash.,   Recently,  however, an incorrigible character on  hoard  one  of  the  warships  at Cape  Town was sentenced to receive 18 lashes.   He became unconscious before'the  punishment  was  completed   and   was  sent hack to his quarters.    The.affair  has created a great sensation In England and may lead to organized agitation for the abolition of flogging in the  navy.    Fifty years ago a sentence of  IS lashes  would   have  seemed  to  the  public simply a normal penalty for an  infraction    of , discipline   and   would  have occasioned no cominent.    Today  it is described as brutal.���������Boston Transcript.  Good Friday was called Long Friday  by the Saxons.  J. D.' O'BRIEN.  BROKER   IN  Grrain, Provisions and Stocks  Priva e Wire Connection wi'h a'l Leading-  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought, Soldand  Carried on Marg ns. O-������ r<,-snondence Solicited.  Private Cypher Code Furnished upon Application.  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Man.  P. O. DRAW.KK 1287.  Do Not  Pay Gash^*  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT  If you have payments less than $80 to  make at any Dominion Lands Office send ua  the amount, less 20 per cent., and we will  make the jiayment and return the Land  Office receipt to you. Write for prices for  large payments.  ALLOWAY & GHANBPION, Winnipeg  m- .!.'^#;������:'-'.l'KV;.-!;  w*  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. 3.0.  ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  common  the   or-  Starvation   and    neglect   are  ' causes   of   unproductiveness   in  chard. <  Begonias for winter should havo liberal  wateriug. with plenty of light, and not  be too crowded.  The habit of growth should largely determine the distance apart to plant trees  when planning the orchard.  One of the best,ways of getting rid of  ants is to dust their bills freely and frequently with lime or wood ashes.  In setting out trees or plants it is rarely best to shorten the roots. Simply, cut  off any,that may in any way he injured.  In pruning avoid the extremes of too  compact or too open heads. Let the "top,  shade the trunk, yet lot in air and light.  Repotting of plants becomes necessary  at interval* t'roiu two considerations���������  namely, the plant uses up the fertility  in the soil and (ills I lie pot with roots.  Undesirable, fruits or those proved an-  '   fitted  tovth'e climate may  he changed to'  ,   good ones by graft*, which, spread over  the heads, will soon form bearing1 trees.  While  the   quality ������>f   the   Ben   Davis  "  apple is. not tho best. yet. because of-its  large  size,   bright   red  color,   productiveness and good keeping qualities, it is one  of    the,   most - prolitable    to.  grow.���������St.  JLpuis Republic. \_  A. LIFE-  SAVED.���������Mr. James   Brysoni  i  Cameron, states: "I was confined to my bed  - with' inflammation ot the lungs, and was  , given up by the physicians.   A neighbor ad-  " vised 'me to try Dr.Thomas' Eclectric Oil,  stating that his wife had < used it for a throat  " trouble with the best results.   Acting on his  . advice I procured the medicine, and  less  . than a half bottle cured mo; I certainly believe it saved my life. It was with reluctance  that I consented to a trial, as I was reduced  to such a state that ,1 doubled the power of  , any-remedy.to do me any good.  The Trouble.  . "I want, you to tell me plainly, doctor," said the man with tbe fat govern:  ment position! "what is the matter  with mo." -- -  "Well, sir." answered the old doctor,  leaning .hackj in his chair and looking  at .his j beefy.- red  faced patient, "you  arc' suffering   from    underwork   and.  ���������.overp:iy."^-Chicagor Tribune.  "~ Why'will you allow a cough to lacerate  your throat or lungs and run the risk of  illling a consumptive's grave, when, by  the ^timely uee of Bickla's Anti-Consumptive eiyrup the pain can be allayed  and the danger avoided. This syrup ' is  pleasant to-the taste, and unsurpassed for  relieving, healing and curing, all affections of the '���������throat and lungs,- - coughs,  oolds, bronchitis, etc., etc.  The  Worm,  ..vou  ro   meet  rny  fiancee,"  pitefully  to  his  for-  "I  tell you she's a  .   "I'd   like  said" Slangiman  mer sweetheart,  bird!" ,  "Indeed."' she retorted. "And I suppose she must be an early ono. inasmuch' as she caught you."���������Philadelphia Press.   ���������  A CAREFULLY PJREPARED PILL.���������  Much,time and attention were expended in  the experimenting with tho ingredients that  .. enter into the composition' of Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills .before thoy were brought to  the state in which they wore first offered to  tho public. Whatever other pills may be,  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are the result of  much experiment and study, and all persons  suffering from, dyspepsiu or disordered liver  and kidneys may confidently accept them as  being what they are represented to be.  WINNIPEG INDUSTRIAL.  Winnipeg, March 17.���������At the. first  meeting of the Winnipeg Industrial  eshii ition board held on Friday afternoon, the following were present:  Me-srs. A. J. Andrews, president; F:  W. Thompson, vice-pesident.; Aid.  Barclay. Aid. Speirs, D.. E. Sprague,  Stephen Nairn, T. - W. Taylor, J. T.  Got-ion, F. W. Drewry, G. F.,Galt, I.  M. RjaP,_J. ArbuihnotandG. H. Greig.  Tho prize list committee reported  and recommended that it having been  found impossible to have, a creditable  exhibit'of field roots or garden vegetables at an early summer ' fair, it was  decided to take(these classes out of the  present prize list, and hold a fall exhibition for field roots and garden vegetables, under the auspices of the association. '    '  A report ficm the" attractions committee shows they have not been idle  and this feature will be on a scale beyond anything^ ever seen before, as |15,-  000 will be devoted to the purpose of  securing the very -best class of entertainment in thi>" line.  The speeding events will he as follows:  Freelor-all $ 700  Ladies' plate  400  ,Two minute  300  Manitoba Derby  400  3-4 mile dash, handicap  200  The great cross-country . steeple-..  chase ;cnp  200  Stallion race, trot or pace  300  7-8 dash, all ages.  200  1-2 mile heats, all ages  200  Mixed trot or pace .r.. 300  Ponies, 14 1-2, 1-2 mile h*ats... 150  1 1-4 dash, 4 year old and up... 250  5 1-2 furlong's dish, handicap... 200  2.30 dash.  300  1 1-8 mile dash, handicap  300  2.35 dash .-.'. 300  Hurdle race     ,  200  Farmers' green  100  Farmers' open   100  This is the greatest programme ever  presented at any racing meet in Canada.  A BATTLE SCENE.  Arrangements are being made whereby it is hoped the committee in charge  will be able to secure one* of the greatest spectacular' war' productions ever  devised; the scene being laid in South  Africa ana will represent something  like the relief of Ladysmith or other  startling features of the. war. It is  suggested,that double the amount of  grand stand accommodation be provided and the manager rhas been instructed  to offer each-school pupil a badge to be  good for admittance on Monday. July  23. " Mr. Heubach will also visit British Columbia and endeavor to' have a  large exhibit from that; province.''  The railways will give free transportation for exhibits from Manitoba  and the Territories and very low rates  from British Columbia and the east.  Catarrh Can  Be Cured.  Japanese  Catarrh  Cure  i  lias   successfully  coped   with   thin   most  dangerous disease, and cured  to stay cured.  Miss AJ'Knott, of Beachyllle, Ont., -writes: "II  we had only known of Japanese Catarrh Cure  years ago, my father would have been saveu  from spending hundreds of dollars, and I "would  have been free from the constant pain and annoyance of this most disgusting disease. I have  had catarrh for years. My head was stuffed  up so that I could not breathe through my  nostrils. My breath was very impure. I had  almost a constant pain in my head and over my  eyes. Nothing I could get gave me permanent  relief, until��������� using Japanese Catarrh Cure.  From the very lirst it gave me relief, and in u  short time had removed thi* accumulation so  that 1 could breathe freclv through tlie nostrils.  The pain loft my hwid and i.-yt-s. Its vttect  upon my breath was truly wonderful, purifying nnd removing every vestige of the unpleasant odor, and during the past year since using  this rente y have not felt th < least sign ot iny  fotmer trouble. I can highly recommend it,  ' and know of several others in our neighborhood  whom it has cured." .  Sold by all drucgists. 50 cents." A free sample  sent to any address. Enclose 5-cent stamp.  Address, Tne tirimths & .Macpherson Co., 1-1  Church street, Toronto. -  Senator Cox on  Life Insurance.  THE CYNIC.  al-  A  man's reminiscences are  nearly  ways tiresome; v  Men tell their, troubles-to a policeman,  and the women hunt up ,a preacher. .  ', Hotr long: useless,- troublesome people  hang on! How easily useful people die!  - .While every one agrees out loud that  there is no place like home, ho reserves  to himself the opinion that homes differ.  When ' the wind blows a' lot of loose  hair around a girl's face, it is never,us  becoming as the description sounded  in  ��������� the novels she has read. "  There are too many church people in  the world who think tliat^tbe assurance  that "the Lord till! reward you for  this" is sufficient pay for work done'.���������  Atchison Globe.  A LON0-DISTANC������ MESSAGE.  From  Dexter to Toronto Welcome News Is Sent.  Toboxto, March 19.���������An-example of the  Treat distance to which good news is curried,  in the shortest possible period, js furnished  jn the letter quoted below. In itself the communication is deeply interesting, as showing  how some, people face and conquer difficulties of an apparently insurmountable nature.  Peace Loving; Woman,  "Did you pay the grocer and butcher,  Amelia?"  "No: there wasn't enough to paj'. both  of them.   To, pay ouly one would make  > trouble, so I just took the money and  spent   it   down   town." ��������� Indianapolis  Journal.   HOW TO CLEANSE THE SYSTEM.  ���������Parmalee's Vegatable Pills are the re-  'stilt of scientific study ot the effects of extracts of certain roots and herbs upon the  digestive organs. Their use has demonstrated in many instances that they regulate the action of the Liver and the Kidneys, purify che blood and carry ofE all.  morbid accumulations from the system.  They are easy to take, and their action is  mild and beneficial.  A Boy's Bad Sprain.  Mr. B. Bennie, of Union Mines, B.C.,  writes: "My son Samuel Bennie got his  leg crushed and bruised in tbe mines  seven weeks ago. The swelling never  fully left it until we tried Griffiths' Menthol Liniment. On the first application  the swelling and soreness entirely left it,  and the muscles began to loosen up so  much that the same evening he was able  to use his foot freely for tbe first time. I  consider it the best liniment known."  All druggists, 25 cents.  SHE   KNEW  HIM.  ICxaetly So.  Jack FaIItrades���������I've got the refusal  of the agency in-this" town, for a patent  water bucket. . ���������  Aslcct���������Arc you going to-take it?  Jack    '��������� Falltrndcs���������Don't    know.     I  ��������� won't If I can hold my present job.  Askct���������I see. The bucket is only to  be  used   in case of fire.���������Philadelphia  ��������� Press.   The healthy glow disappearing from the  cheek and  moaning  and  restlessness  at  night are -sure   symptoms  of   worms   in  ���������'^children.    Do not fall to get  a   bottle  of  '   Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator; it is  ,'an effectual medicine.  1 A  wqrrinn's logic comes out even in  ;,;?he^;;.gharpe.uin'g a  pencil.    She makes  her point in such queer ways.���������Philadelphia Times.   : :         t.  Are your.corns harder to remove than  those that otihers have had? Have they  ���������not had the same kind? Have they not  been cured by using Holloway's Corn  Cure?-Try a bottle.  / -./'.Wifely'Constancy*-  "I have been married for 15 years,  and my wife never fails to meet me at  the door."  "Wonderful!"  "Yes. She's afraid I might go in  without wiping my feet."���������Chicago  'Ti'nes-Oeralrt. -  Keep MINARD'S LINIMENT ill t&6 Mse,  Why   Hi*   Effort*  io   Square   Himself  Fell to the Ground.  The littlo hours had crawled up to  tLie comb of tho roof of night and fallen  over until three of them were rolling  down the far side toward the caves of  morning when a solitary footman  might have been seen slipping into Li is  own house with his shoes in his hand.  How needless, oh, ho'.v needles are  oftentimes tho devices of man! flow  nugatory and void are oftentimes hi.s  most painstaking efforts!  IJis wife was wide awake and waiting for hi in when lie entered the sanctified seclusion of their apai'tment:  "I was-'SO. afraid of waking you.  dear." he staminered as lie let tho  shoes fall from his nerveless grasp to  the Moor with a couple of dull thuds so  close together they .seemed as one.  She asked him in a stone cdld. voice  where he had been to be getting in at  that time of night.  lie thanked heaven for an opportunity to explain, and he told her a harrowing talc of-business and delayed  trains aud telephones out of order and  telegraph wires down and no messengers 'that would have moved a heart  of marble.  She never said a word as she looked  straight at him.  "Do you doubt, me?" he said as If indignant at the implied suspicion of.ber  silence, and then pleadingly: "Do you  doubt me?   Oh. Mary, how can you?"  Her face softened, and the fixity of  'iter eyes ���������relaxed.  "Xo. William," she responded almost  ��������� gently. "No; 1 do not doubt you. At  first there might have, been some doubt  in my mind, but novv, thank heaven,  there is none! Not a shadow, William,  and I'm as sure that you are lying as  that you are standing before me!"  Then William bowed his bead in  shame and turned up the gas���������at her  .request���������so sho could get a better look  at him.���������Washington Star.  Dextek, Sept: 8th, 1898.  Arnold Chemical Co.. Limited.  Dear Sirs.1--Kindly- send me, by return  mail, three large boxes and four sample  boxes of your pills, which I'want for friends  of mine. Our local physician treated me for  three years, and I took so much medicine,  without effect, that I believed my case hopeless. Seeing your advertisement, I decided  to try Dr. Arnold's EnglishToxin Pills, and  I must say they have made a new woman of  me. .No woman ever suffered more from  irregularities and womb troubles than I did.  ' I often had to quit my work entirely. Finally  we ail thought I was going into consumption.  When I began using your pills I weighed OT  "pounds, and was so weak I could hardly  stand. Now I weigh lOTK pounds, and am a  new woman entirely, all through using Dr.  Arnold's English Toxin "Pills, which have  banished' my pains and irregularities���������for  ever I am confident.  l  Mixxie Livkbmokb.  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills, the  only medicine 'that cures disease by killing  the germs that' cause it, are sold by all  reliable druggists at 75c a box; sample box  25c, or sent post paid on receipt of price by  The Arnold Chemical Co.. Limited, Canada  L.fe Building. 43 King sir et west, Toronto.  An Insinuation.  "L simply had "to do it." said Mr.  Erastus Pinkly in an apologetic tone.  "1 had to draw my raz/.er so's to hoi'  up my character."  "Did he slander you behind your  back?"  "No. sub: 'twas to my face.* He axed  me what business I was in. an 1 says.  'Raisin chickens.' Den he looked at  me solemn an says. 'Yon doesn' mean  "raisin," you means "lii'tia." ' "���������Washington Star.    Hon. Geo'. A. Cox's speech at the annual meeting of the Canada Life  lately^ has made a most-favorable impression in insurance and financial  circles.- President Cox said: It is a matter of satisfaction that' the new  business of the year just closed largely exceeds that of the best year in the  company's history. From every part of the Dominion came these evidences  of approval and'-confidence.  I think it proper, however, to say that it is not my intention nor of  those responsible for the management of the Company' to depart from ' the  conservative principles by which it has been so long conducted. I believe  in building on foundations that will stand the strain and stress of yeari.  Whether in the securing of business or in making investments, I prefer to  look at the matter as it is likely , to appear ten, _twenty, thirty " years  hence, and I am content to sacrifice transient success for absolute security  and the, permanent; welfare of those whose interests are wrapped up in  this institution.' At the same time I think we should uot be doing  our duty if we did not seek to keep the Canada Life thoroughly abreast  of the times, 'both in its agencies and at head office. "Conservative Progress" will," therefore, be  our motto.  f.The most important matter dealt with in the report, viz., the quinquennial investigation. That is always "an eventful period, but, especially so on this occasion,' for the reason that - the ��������� life companies are now  brought face to face with a most serious practical problem, viz.,' the readjustment; of their finances due to the permanent fall that has taken place  in the rate of interest. Many persons who are not familiar with life assurance finance do not realize the Important place which interest holds in  the foundations of a life company. Without its interest income a life  company would soon become insolvent. It is not alone from the,'premiums, but from the interest as well, that claims must be,met, and if interest is likely to fall below what has been assumed then tHe "security of a  company's contracts is endangered. Moreover, the securing of a rate of  interest larger than, that- assumed in a company's calculations is one of its  main sources of profit. -Hence it is of the highest importance that, the -  margin of . interest  for, profit  should be maintained!  President (Cox  here  gave   illustrations  to   prove   the   almost  criminal'  negligence  that would he'involved  in blissfully closing one's  eyes  to  facts,  before us and  gently  drifting  either' into   ultimate   insecurity  or' into a,:  condition devoid   of   earning power.    Hence, in face of  a  rate   of interest  that  has permanently fallen and will. in  all  probability  continue for some ..  time to fall, the  advocates of  an  immediate division of a nominal  surplus  may-defeat their own'object and prejudice their'. own  interest by impairing the stability of  a company  from which  their children may obtain little.  because they themselves have  already,' eaten   the  fruit.  , Therefore,   it.  becomes at times the  liounden  duty of those charged with the administration*'  of   a great trust to  maintain people's interests,   even, against   their, own  opinions. ','    '       '        '      '  Under the amended Insurance Act of last session all the companies must  now hold their reserves on new business upon a %% per cent, interest basis  and must further proceed to bring tho reserves on- all existing business to  the same basis. -As generous creditors sometimes do for respectable debtors,,  the; Government has granted an extension of time in .which. any com-:  pany, however* weak, misrht easily meet, its obligations under "existing  contracts. - But a law which is framed to aid the weak should not; be used  to blind the strong..^ ..���������     '       -   : -     - ' .,,       {  In order to place before  our  Directors just what was  involved  in  passing to the  higher  standard,   it  was decided during last year   to  ask  our  Actuarial  Department. to make a detailed  valuation of our  37,000 policies  upon the Hut. 3>������ per cent,   basis. ��������� Iu, addition to this,   two  other full  detailed valuations were made, viz., one upon the - Actuaries' Table and interest -  at   4 per   cent.,   and  the other   upon American   Experience    4 . per-cent.  Table.   Never has such an exhaustive  investigation of its  policy  liabilities  been   undertaken  by   the    Company.     But the results prove  of great  value,  and   interest.   -While   the   Actuarial   Department .was  busily, engaged.,in'  measuring up the > policy liabilities on different bases,  the newly-a_ttK>inted  Treasurer was .hard  at  work  taking stock; of our' assets.   When   the. two  sides of   our Balance ' Sheet  came' together, therefore,   it  was a matter of  great  satisfaction, that  the Company was found < in possession of a substantial surplus over all  liabilities!' even upon  the high standard of.Hm. 3^ per, ,  .cent.���������the new Government basis., > ���������   ��������� :-   :  --��������� -- "-   ���������     y.'   '  .  EXPERT OPINIONS.   , '?     '       ... '  In order to have the benefit of independent expert opinion as to howr  far the Company should now go towards meeting the hew . Government  standard, it was decided ,to lay the whole situation before two' distinguished Actuaries, one English and the other. American. The gentlemen -  selected were H. W. Manly, P.I.A., of London, England, the President  of the Institute of Actuaries of Great Britain, and Mr. David Parks Fack-  ler, Consulting Actuary of New York, ex-President of the.Actuarial Society  of America. Mr. Manly, who, by the way, holds the highest office in the  gift of British actuaries, is so  strongly convinced  of the necessity and   ad-  Hotel Balmoral,  Montreul.  P. ������1.50  up.  Free Bus. Am.  K. P. $1.00 e*.  am strongly of the opinion that ic would be better for the Company and  for thec policy-holders generally to make the change at once, even if you  have to pass a bonus altogether." Mr. Manly's exhaustive report, as well as  that of Mr. Fackler, will be printed for' the benefit of our policy-holders.  Mr. Fackler's opinion would have supj>ortod a like conservative course,  but he also looked favorably upon a proposal that was under consideration  by the Directors, viz., the 'paying of .a moderate bonus to policy-holders  upon this occasion and then during the present quinquennial period passing to the full :3>s per cent, standard.  Our own Actuary, Mr. F. Sanderson, M.A., A.I.A,, F.S.S., who deservedly stands high in his own profession and whom the Directors' regard  as one of the most able, reliable and conservative xYctuaries in Canada,  would have preferred the immediate adoption of the Hm. %}������ per cent,  standard, but after' a" careful consideration of the question in all ��������� its bearings he was quite in accord with tho medium course that has been pursued.   '  LA HISPAN1  KHEDIVE AND  RED CROSS  CIGARS  Couldn't sleep at night  with the torture.  NATIONAL LIFE OF CANADA  Issues a Policy New to Insurers.  Take One Out 2fow.  Nares. Robinson & Black, Managers.  Peter Dickson", Agent for Man.  andK. W.T.  'itrrsfnip!eg> man..,'  Are positively ^uuruuteed Pure Havana  Filler, and will plense the most  '..-fastidious smoker. .  The yeariy increase of aales proves an  appreciative public.     Manu-  faotured only by.  GEO.     F.      BRYAN      &      CO.,���������|M.iiuir,i������lurcd byTHOS. LKE, Winnipeg.  MINARD'S LINIMENT Merman's ffieni  Eczema, or Salt Rheum as it i������  often called, is one of the rnosi  agonizing" of skin diseases, nothing  but torture during the day and twofold torture at night.  But there's a remedy permanently  cures the worst kind of Eczema-  relievos the itching, burning and  smarting and soon leaves the *lcin  smooth and healthy.  It Is Burdock Blood Bitter*.  Mrs. Welch, Greenbank, Ont.,  tried it and here is what she says:  "B.B.B. cured me of Eczema three years  Kgro and I have had no return of it since.  I was so bad that I could not shiep at nigh*  with it.  "Being: toW of B.B.B. I tried it, and two  ^ottlea made a.perfect and permanent cure.'  0XYD0M0E.  When the doctors give you up try our  Oxydonor. It is better and cheaper than  going to California, as it furnishes purest of  Oxygen to the system by nature's laws, discovered by Dr. Sanche. Sub-dealers wanted  in each town in Manitoba. Address W. T.  Gibbons, Grain Exchange, Winnipeg. Mr.  John Butler, Winnipegosis, writes: "Your  Oxydonor is a wonderful thing and has made  a new man of me. I have also cured one  man in eight hours of a bad case of lum-  bago."  We have dozens of similar testimonials.  HIGH GRADE   PLOWS,  Carriages,  Wagons,  &c.   COCKSHUT1' PLOW CO  SEEDING J.ACHIIL  Barrows, Winetmil  ���������������oe  Winnipeg,  H_*-S-  THE MOST DURABLE  ON THE MARKET.  LUCAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Writfi US. Hamilton.Ont.  Circle Teas  Ii. S. Sc B. Coffeea  X. S. & B. Extract*  X..S.&B. 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While we do not hold ourselves respon-i-  Lie fur the utterances of conespor.denis, wc  reserve the rght of declining to inaer  communications unnecessarily personally.  TUESDAY,    MAY   loth,      1900  Our standard bearer, Lewi*  Mounce. The people's candidat-.  The local man of wholly local interests.  WAR NEWS,  London, May 4.���������Lord Rohertn ,has   ad  ���������anced and captured   Bradford       Hvs   say-  "We   occupied   Btsadfors   to day    wiSh-m  much opposition and without m<ny  c-iaual-  ties.    The Boer, army   under , v'omniandu  Oliver retired ia a north easterly direction  Loudon, May 4.���������In yesterday's flunking  movement Gapt.'Towic  and   fifty   G-ordoi.  Highlanders were surrounded by 250 Boefb,  who   demanded   their    surrender.       Cap  Towge ordered his men to   fix bayonets aud  cWee with a wild ' cheer.    The   Gordons  -      ��������� .I. >  , rushed the enemy   and   swept   them   will  great slaughter. : Capt. Towse was bll������de(\  In both eyes by the enemy's fire and  throughout behaved most heroically. ������  Loudm, May 4.���������News of occupation < f  Branjotia considered the most. important  communication received from the frtnt  since capture of Cronjie and relief of Ladysmith. Lord Roberts' headquarters are  now at'Braidfort which 40 miles nearci  Pretoria."- The Boers heve evacuated Thai a  Warrenton, May 4.���������Cape Colony Bri<-  i*h gua opened unexpectedly ou Boer, laagtr  at a' distance of seven and a half miles,  throwing hundred pound shells with woLd-  ful accuracy and causing retreat of et:em; .  , The bombardment continues to day. The.  B -nfn being driven from their .heller a_.d  their 31ms put of action.  Alnval North,   May   4.���������Smirhfield   w-t  , occupied yesterday   by   Gen.    Marb'������ridge.  Out of th.3 150 Boers in 'the town   25   weie  captured and the rsst decamped.  Loudon, May 5.���������War Office posted t( -  day tha following from Lord Roberts, dated  Brandfort: The mounted infantry hart  gone to the Vet River she re3t of the fore-  will reach their destination lo-morrow. Th-  railway has been repaired to Brandfort.  Hunter reports very satisfactory news thu'  the passage of the Vaal has been carried at  Wiudsortown  without opposition. ���������  L-indon, May 5. Lord Roberts is losing no  1  time ia following  up the   advantage gained  by the   occupation   of   Brandfort   and  his  whole  forces   are   moving    on     Winburg  Gen. Hamilton seems to be midwuy between.  Hcuc Nek aud Winburg   and   Gen. Oliver'.-  commando from Wepener ii occupyiug Thooi  Patchet between Thaba   Nchu,   Ladybranci  and Winburg.   .The  country is   rough   an<.  suited for B)e<-   tactics   so the   British an  liable tr ba considerably haraised bsfore the  capture of the stronghold.      Experts differ  as to whether L*rd   Roberts   is   bound towards Kroonstadt   or   Bethlem, the  latter  place u the terminus of   line   joining   with  the Natal railway to  Van Rnnens   pass am  the capture of thac place would   coufpel the  Bo<irs to   leave the  D.iukenburg   range   anct  t open the way for Gen. Buller^ advance.  London,   May   7.���������Lord   Roberts   wires  that he has cro sed the Vet River aud   cap-  tured Sm_>lldcll. <\'e.tni's of   the   crossing   of  Vet River by.British ars as   follows:       Tht  Bcrs forces were entrenched   on the oppo3  ite !>ai k prepared   to   contest   a situation  The British yuns were   brought   into    pla.  and a tciriiic tieil fiie was directed   on   tht-  B������ er lines, at the same   time    the   Queers-  landers under a   heavy   fire   dashed   acos.-  the river and advancing in   the    open   completely turned the Boer   line.     Jt was dusl.  b it nothing could .stop the gallant   Australians.      Tney pushed on   again to command.  iujj kopjies aud by  brilliant movements aud  cuii tiuuous rifle fi-e drove off the  enemy   in  the d;irknens     The first gljam   of  snnt'hin������  this n.oming found the   inen.y in full fi>ch  a d ou.- mej after them.     B.> i) u'cl-ok. thtt  n=oining we entered  Smalldell   and   gained  ��������� niportant   point.      The Boers lost   40  ulcd, 25 captured and 2 gi-us.  L..i.don-, May 7.���������General Himilt-n   has  aptu-ed   Wmburg.      Bi^n confirmed   by  ������������r officials.     He is giving the   Bo^ra   no  .���������sr and th*t they   are   falling    back   lur-  i- dly.      Ha entered Winburg :o-day after a  <.,i k fight in which   ihe   B.;ers feil back &o  q uddy that one their   guns in    addition t.  maxim was abandoned .  Tne enemy are   in   full   rotreat   towar- u  KrcHi'nstadt.    The British  casualties were 1.  .tiled, 3 missing and 15 wounded.  L-rd Robuits is nine miles north of the  Vet liver now and sixty-nuiii mil������s north of  B oemfoutein and is pushing towards Pr*-  t .na faot aa possib'e.  On. Hunter is pushing  steadily forwatd  ��������� direcrion of   Mufyfcing   aided ot   the ag  r .jsiveness of Bartons ami Vbget  b. igades.  I'ne criouts   of   afternoon   pap rs view   the  situation with greatest satisfaction.      Word  if relief now hourly awaited.'  A   despatch  ,������roVi   Wnrrenton  says  tht  !k>ers have   been   driven   out   of   Fourtetn  icrt-ama and British aie   now   encamped oi-  or.h bank of Vaal River.  L'ind'iu, May. 8���������The   B.ers    are   every-  * hv^re redii������:g before the   Biitiuh, except o������.  kh* Natal frouticr'and   at   Mafekiug   they  tppoar determined not   to  fight  until  the  .Kroonstadt hills are reached.  Roberts wires that the railway outside  Brandfors is badly wrecked. Every- few  yards charges of- rackaroek has- been lair)  under the Veils. This might have create*  lo<-.& of hfe but was discovered by an Australian soldier. , In spite- of these wrecked  railroads the British advance goes oi.  sieadily. The outputs advanced 12 miles  to-day.  L.irenzb' Marqucse, May 8 ���������Commandant Sm_ men i , so al-.rmed at the prospect  of having his retreat cut off that he has ap-  p������aled for'permisdiou to rutire not th ward  from Mafeking to intercept Col. Plumt-r. t  , C-.po Town, May 8 ���������Lord Roberts' pht-  nomenal ad^aace is riot' o'u!y utterly de-  morilizing the Boers'but is striking -'ern.i  into the rebel coloni_ta. Xne relief o>  MifekiugJS ixpected *L any moment.  London, M*y IS���������Tlie Sfcinda-d hears  that information hss been o'iicially rec-e-vto  of a plot to assasainale Lord Robert^. Th-  lacter was warned and that telegrams ar-.-  uow passing betweon the authorities am;  Roberta on the subject. Despatch from  MHreking, April 5 says dotes mined attack  ���������ook t)lacc but was repulsed, the enem retiring.  London, May 9.���������Four thousand British  cavalry watered their horses at the Seind  River yesterday, 35 miles beyond smalldal1,  showiag the advanco ^continues. 'I'he  ���������couts who hj.ve been searching country for  miles have found uo Boers south ot the river. The British advance guard is now  within 45 miles ot Broonstadt. The Free-  Staters in expectation that Kroonstadt  will become untenable have transferred  -.heir government to Heilbron.  London, May 9.���������War Offico ha=i is^uei.  following irom Lord Roberts: "General  iiutton with mounted infantry, reconnoiter-  ���������jd yestereay to the Seind River and fount;  enemy in considerable. General Broad-  wood's brigade with' General, Hamilton's  torce performed the same operation with  much the same results. , General Huttou  reports that he occupied Fourteen Streams:,  yesterday with opposition, owing to dispositions mad������ by General Paget on lef u  bank of Vaal River at Warrenton wherr  his artillory fire rendered the enemy's position practic*lly untenable. A six inch gm.  wa.i ouu.l most u.teful when the sixth and  half of F.fth Brigade of infantry advanceu  under cover of artillery. The enemy r< -  tired, abaudoning their clothing, ammunition and personal effricts."  Warrenton, May S.���������A British cimp ii?  now being formed at 14 Screams. Th* old  railroad bridge cau be repaired in a week  The Boer prisoners say the Boers who'number 10,000 meu are now on their way to  Christiana.  London, May 8 ���������The beoicgerl. at Mafe-  kin/ celebrated, two hundredth days of ths  siege with horse dtunors. Col. Badeu  Powell sent a message to Lord Roberts expressing hope aud hays everything runs like  clock wortv and everyoue iu best of spirits.  Ack-'nrding t:o Pretoria advices (he British  iire nearing Very burg which ii raif way be-  tweo.-i Wairentuci Lvud Miit'ek'ng.    Tho   liv-  S_gI5BilO-a--MPW  Good Clothes  are worth the  price asked  for them.  SHOREY'S  CLOTHING  is made to fit  not made  to order.  Sold by  Reliable dealers  only.  Any article oi clothing bearing  is sure to be good, as in .every garment made  by H. Shoiv/ & Co.. their reputation is at  stake, and they cannot afford to sacrifice that.  Shorev's'Liolhing is sold/on the understanding ih.it if it is not satisfactory your  money will be returned.  SHO  Y*c    Clare Serge Suits  1 3    Retail for $12*75  K3EE25EIS  ' It  i.,g rorce cr.ns.K.ts of   S ���������)0   men.    A  Cape  ���������T.'>wn correst>on<l������ntlean^th.t   au   imuor-  ront movement in Nitnl is oxpeotwl   within  c;.o noxt four days.    Oe-*. Bu'b-r   is rapidly,  ��������� cm i'f i'.g his transpoii ..i-ganiz*ti������������u.   ,  Smulldaol, May 9 -U is r.-oovted the  fuderalu are quitting Seind River and takinc  up position at B-sherd, south of Kroonstadt  L >gt number of Kaffirs came in'and delivered their musersaud horses fb Brit-sh.  They affirm that the;o is a bit*er quarrel  between .Free Staters and   the Trausvaaiers, .  which is likely to end in   uptedy   surrender  I  of the former.  Cape Tovvn May 10.-It's  believed.her e  that oli, tKe'arrivai of   the   British* at ��������� the  VaarRiver. a-prochmation was- issued - an;  n-xing ti.e^0.ai.���������e bW State to England.     -  Smalldell J.G.���������Yebterday Geueral Hutton  attempted to'seize a Boer convoy tha?   was  leaving the Zind   River,   he ' advanced, to.  wards the river, along which line of wagons  was plainly, visible.    On becoming aware of  Hattou'B object tie Hour* stopped then   re-,  t .a'; ana opened hie with 10   gu.-s.   " Tn y  se-med in's^emed j.. gieat force and   th.tc.t-.  e.'.ed Hutton5.!   Hani;.      Presently . uuTuutwl  B .cro were seen crossing the "dry   bed of tin'  r. yer.    They ciicled to' th..- ngn': and bv������w  ti nifiUde iho west^Aiistialiaii, whilecman-,  ot British'weue hit' by   U er   -ii-lh.       Tm-  po������itio*i lecunu serious.      The   Boers   s. nt  re-enforcemeuts. placing the Au*tiaiiuii8   in  d aw,er ot being cue ok.     Thereupon General H ipJou ordered a retirement,   to   Willgau  wheiehisconv.-y was.    Tne   Boers   continued to shell  the "retiring troops, but showed  no desne to press the attack, meanwhile the  Boer's    trains   steamed      away   noi thward  blowing up the culveits as they went.  While skirmishing yesterday General  Hatton's brigade captured sixty prisoners.  From Boer scon cos come a report that in  a skirmish outside Mafeking, May 5 Colonel Baden-Powell wis wounded.  Lo.idon, 10.���������It's officially announced  that tbe British have crossed the Zmd River aud that the Boers are beinu pushed  back from their strong positions.  Zmd River, March 10.-12:30 p-m.���������  Ejemy in lull rttieat. Enemy occupied a  position 20 miles in length, ours was longer.  L hope our casualties are light. The .cavalry and horse artillery are peisuing the  enemy 'i'y three different .routes, now 20  miles from Kroonstad*.  Loudon, May 10.-Lord Roberts wires  saying: I havo received a most cheery telegram from Baden Powell dated 27th April.  3 London, May 10.��������� Crossing of Z_ndRiver  appears to have been sooner than expececd.  The British are sweeping everything before  them so    far   aud   the   advance   continues,  with rapidity.  London, May 11.-The   Biers   are   now  approaching their liual a;:ony. . Lord Roberts has 50,000 men behind Ihe Zuul River,  withGeu. Builer there are 30.000 and with  Gau, Hanler10,000. AijaiasS the pressure of these various columns, the Boers  cm make uo effective resiscance. A collapse must follow the iirstb trie in which  the Boers make a determined stand(and are  well beaten.    The   advance   goes   on   with  rapidity.  Lwd.rn, ML-iy 11���������L.nl Rob jrts -tele"  grap:is from Rcitz Spruit:- as follows: We  have had a successful day and have driven  tne enemy from point to point. Gen.  French and other brigades crossed the Za..d  being opposed continuou.-.ly by the Rnemy.  Pole-Cirew's division and Gordons crossed  the river near the railway bridge. Gen.  Hamilt oii'b     column   met  with    stubb >rn  !������������������"      \\  A.H.D ;DEEit SiCg:!S.S  McMillan tur '&  EXPORTERS AND JPJIPOaTERS.   ��������� / ;  203-212 First Ave..Horth, !(I������iheapolisi\Hj������i|.-     . .  tsrw^ate for Our Circvlap'aiui'See tiie Prices Wo Pay."^  'ir        4  * i  -.        ',   ,i ���������   ������������������ l>���������Xi,  THE BEST  Presh Lagep Beer  IN  THE HKOVINCK  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   iand   Porter.  -viO  A rwrd of $5 00 will be paid for information  leading- to. oonvi&on^cH  ^"t^oKUes^ ying any' kegs  belonging  to  th������,conipanv.14j  !  C.IVV OUll'l'VlCKN    lAM^.'*J Kl:M!> ON'  t  resistance    hnd   S ..ithno.i.'������i    brUade    v.a-j . >l_*.w.������.*.  en?Bg���������l some hom-.in   protecti,,    the rear   j    P^tHO*,  <"   <l     />/#������������������  ft,ul il^l-.k  of   hi*.    forc������. Ctt-Oaltie������     light.    1 ������ JiKKOKK OKIiUUINU   BMBWUfcRK.    ~       ,  Desparch    from   R^tz    Sprui'   say?   the-,  evardof    Boers    with    iheir   U������'>������   lObWH-d   ^  t e advance hut tlie m-.uui.ed   British    vriih  tw> batteries    aud   pompoms   cleared    the  way.    Boer loss heavy.  -     Reitz Spruit.   May    10.���������Boer,   opposed  British advance holding portions   north of  second diift  along   the   whole   hnes   from  Geu. Hamilton on the eaut und Gen. Hut  tm on the west. Artillery was engage'.  The Sussex regimerit charged a kopjie at  t ,o point of the bayonet and the Lancashire  captured anotner. Oar loss inoigniiicient.  B>ers are rightidg half hear eply aud Free  Staters are sick of war. The ������nemy has  been routod at every point.   o -  POLITICAIi NEWS.  Victoria, May 11.���������Government par'y  announce Premiei- will return on May 22. d,  not likely to go to Comox. Government  supporters say Ryder will have a walk over  there. John Brydcn aeturned from North '  Nanaimo last night. He says he feels quite  confident from a quiet canvas he conducted  of winning there.  Victoria, May 8.���������Full court decided  judgment in Regina vi. Union Colliery af-  firmidg the conviction. Tho case was **  appeal frrm ������5,000 awards by Judtje Wtilken  for Trcu. river accident. Court evenly divided, couhequvjntly the couvictiou *������il-  ",t^nd.  Alberni, May S.���������A. W. Noill of this  place awnouue'e* he will run as lndep<������de_*  Liberal.  K-auaimo, May7.���������Ralph Smith Uti for  Alberni to-day, before going he said his  mission now would be to bring out independent labor candidate for comiug election.  Victoria, M:.y 10. ���������Rumors in circulation  to e2ect that J. C. Browu accepted a portfolio only an arrangement was reached providing in event,Government being sus-.aiued  piemiership to bo rhrown open aud Government supporters asked to decide between  Martin and Btown.  Tacoma, May 5.���������Str. Tacoma from  Yokahama arrived yesterday reports that  30.000 Japs are coming to British Columbia and that ewo thousand more are now on  the way.  M. W. Waitt 8l Co.  Victoria, B. C.  The oldest a id m >_t reliable house in theII  Province. . fl  Chas. Segrave, Local Agent^f  Cumberland, B. C.  EspiiiM i lanaimp. Eyj  nri^SrS'V^Jimr>4h,i'*V!������"(ilrVV^-   ���������������������������*������������������ 'I ��������� '���������''���������**_,-i*j|wj_rTr-r.^*-rHVr'ttfJy  *,���������i\-.vjg_Tsrg'jr',''rrV''i'Tt,vir*' ������������������*&'^r-ftfiiiM*--rKrv"'> *-* - *tiih  Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail J.  follows, calling at way ports as freight au.j  passengers may ofl*er.  Leave \';ctori.i for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.irj  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a;nj  Comox for Nanaimo  FridAy 8 a.nj  1       Nanaimo for Victoria,  .   ������������������ .   . Saturday? a.il  ��������� OH Freight   tickets   and Stat']  renin Apply on board,- ^  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  - .   i:' TratH.ce Manage]  50   V-sftAS!  TRADE  MARKS!;  DES1CNS,  20PYRICHTS   &K  Anyone sending a sketch and description ma  quiclily ascertain, free, whether an invention ),  r.-obably patentable.    CommuTilcations stricth,  confidential.' Oldost aflrency for securinK paton  in America.    We have  a Washington ofilce.d  Patents taken tbrouRa Maun & Go. recorj'J  B&ociul notice in the *���������  SOIE^TIFSG  flS^EPiiOfiH,  beantifully illus.tro.tod. InrpeB.'. circulatioa a  any scientiftc journal, weekly, tarms $3.0() n yea;,;  Sl.DOBix luor.i.us Specimen copies and IIAIkj  Book on Patents sent free.   Addroes j  fJlUW*    &   CO., V  A  361 Jiffoadwu., Now Y&rli. ���������_���������m������rm>  if>  FLAMES MAY LAST CEN'TUBIBS.  bi.i^ike i..suiii_; .^o... ..lie .111 -..^b ^  a    CUllllllU . alujii...      '-l-t*  "  The most extraordinary feature of the  Arctic regions has no.v been diocovered.  It is a burning cliff "Z,o'o0 leut in-height  a.id 20 miles long, the -vviioie of wh.ch is  a mass or names and iiiiio_.e:    .  This auinziu"- dUcovery has heen made  by i-Toiesso?.!*.. ������j. iSconc, of the American .ixuauiiui'' oi Natural History, the  teioi-y' or whose explorations along the ;  liormeriimo'st coast of North America w  iiiLeicstmg  and  iii_i.i������icu\'e.  _'iofessor JSU/.ie visited points of the  A/cuc never unoa- e.vpioLt-'u. This may  bo Lite l-eiibu.. tin. ilio feiy.iuLic burning  ,Ciiif which liv.-Vow.t'a'U una iiever been  ii._tMifu to ��������� .ii Luc iL-poi.s ������>i previona  ---iciic ex'pJoio.s. \    ,   .,'  W'ueu sa-u ir������/..i luar, l\o_i&sor Sione.  a.  nisi jjU_j_ju-m_   iii:tL   iin.'.j;....t cio.iJ of  a^uu...     'i--c   u.������..;i'c-u   ma   yiii *_  i...o,a   .mui ...   Jauip.   \. .i.i>--   ail.������.e..L   w  "W..I3  _(..]'   .h.-l\.,   i.'1-u.i.'S. w.   iit-I.U   tiie .   lY  soivcu  to .ii.^oLi^au, a.oi  i.i... '��������������������� -������'���������  bo'r ci-0.-������i.d an  ice llekl. ,ippiwa^hii._;   tho  j.uid us i.i_fin  iL'n.      ' ,  Then iu uic darJuiessr it \vn--> se_u that  , tho puny   were  in y.._   ..���������������������������ueiiiatu uei_.ii-  borhood     of    a     -^'iuiuc    cunilngniUuii,  l-cilection  could  I..   _ti:u  _n.m  alar.     Xiicr  'p.u-iy   camped   auoui   a   n-n-   oiu   liu..i  -the shore.  Thousands  of. glowing     upcituivo   ex- '  tonueu for luilcs aiong the coast.    They  .-were at  varying: levels,  from the top of  the hi^h ci.tt lo almost ihe bottom, 'J.-- row  thcin the smoke e.vuued ui pulls and  m,  steady   streams.'   The   ice  heuls  around  l-ciiected' the hie from these blazing lu-  uact-fcOf  coal ^uudi,the hummocks'of the-  ice   held   gliuted .' with   red . and   orange  tiivs. . UVti-hcad was a. great pail or ue..s_  biuck siiioKc.    The sinoU ol burning- li'_-  nite aud suiphui-became almost uiibear--  ' able. ."     ��������� '*.���������'-  At intervals'huge' chunks o* burning  coiii rolled'dovvii the - side oi.-the"'cliif,  and far out .onto the ice. /These glowing masses blackened as they, fell and  broke into .thousands of pieces, scattering their remnants oyer the ice attd miir-  ring its purity with a,smudge,that,had attracted Profesisor Stone's attention when,  approaching ,the cliff. '-When' the wind  shitted 'from'tlie land "the rsmoke^was'  dense and breathing became dilttcult. *  These strata zigzagged'their. way across  the irregular face of the cliff and were  '"seldom more ' than four ot five ��������� inches  wiue, but iii some intstauces a foot thick.  The burning material, while iargely com-,  posed of lignite, is probably���������made up of  st'veral combustible chemical substances.  Owing, -however, to the impbssibilty oi  ' climbing, the, Oliff Professor Stone was'  unable to ��������� ascertain the exact composition of, the burning material:' The cliffs  are high and steep and cut iuio pinna-  cies and ehiulueyo.v These chimneys, not  from great hlack'"'. crevice* which were  burning strata of coal.  As iiiiv������n t-aiiic on me party, was able  to observe the buniiiifr thir more distinctly. To its great ne gh ,..tini. At 20M feet,  i; was .afire, l-'iui-i crevicto, from the  ' lioUuni-nlnio&t-to the top, ��������� the sinoiw,  IiouimI juQif. from-ii volciino. Smoke  oo-td" from tlie' soil ' in-'pulfs and with  _f._.it legu.aiio. i''*1 Horn ju chimue.x,  belli.!,- iuu-u-s'i'ed with the inflammable  ' sii-aia. h:ne noi burned and inland out  'a^aiiiht the ^1o\viuk background.. They'll i- t'xtn,mely'pictiiri,*>t_in-"aiiu convt-y the  ���������������ame effect-a.s do the B;id Laud.4 o: Dakota, exceni that the hitter are not _.,tr'-  . c-ovi'iod.a.ivi have been created by uul- ���������  erosion.' while those'in the Arctic*; luiv ���������  been eaten away by  fire.  r.'ic o'"*thc most remarkable and boan-  tiful features of these miles of burning  eoas't line is the variety of color that  they present. Overhead is the pall of  dense black smoke'; below the blue gleam  of the eterual Arctic ice. On the wall  of this burning cliff is a variety of rich,  warm tones from cream to a deep, rich  red, all the shades of terra cotta.  -Between the strata of burning coal are  la. oia ot cl;i_. Ihe constant b.ii-nmg of  the many seams of lignite in the face of  the cliff has created sufficient heat to  turn the clay into terra cotta. As this  has burned it has tumbled down the face  of the cliff in vari-colored streams until  inassimKS the appearance of a wall down  which ribbons of every warm and rich  color have fallen. During the thousands  of years this wall has. probably been  burning it has been seriously undermined, and this has produced the great chimneys or towers of rock which stand isolated from the mass, but streaked and  stained by the fires that have surrounded it.  On too of this burning cliff the country  extends far inland in a level plain devoid of snow and ice. This would indicate that the burning coal strata extended for a great distance horizontally  below the surface. In places the surface is so hot that .a man cannot walk  upon it. The smoke and heat exude  through the porous soil. It might be asked how the fires could burn so far below the surface and behind the face of  the cliff. The hot air from the burning  lignite rises, it is supposed, through the  earth and ^creates a vacuum, which is  filled by a rush -through the crevices  left by the burned out coal. The burning scams extend for an unknown distance beneath the surface..  For several days Professor Stone's  party followed the walls of burning lignite along the coast of Franklin Bay,  and only left' them at the ��������� Constable'  Kiver. also discovered 'by this expedition.  From whore the burning wall was: first  discovered until its end, at Constable  Kiver, is exactly twenty miles. In this  length millions of tons of coal are being  consumed almost every day, and_ the  heat and energy generated in them is incalculable, but, in the frozen North, surrounded by perpetual snow and ice, these  fires are useless aud lost.  Where did this coal which perpetually  burns in the Arctics come from? The  seams are very narrow and imperfect.  Professor Stone has an idea that they  were formed by great bfds. of-.seaweed  or kelp. The Mackenzie Rivor, which  : flowri through this country, is one of  ;��������� the greatest on the continent. It is from  one to two miles broad and very deep.  Its tributaries are all great streams���������the  Athabasca, the Liard and the Peace. It  drains an immense lake system, in which  many of the lakes are very large, notably' the Groat Bar and Great Slave,  each of which is one hundred and fifty  miles wide. Its small feeders extend to  ns far as Winnipeg, almost on the northern borders of the United States.  Tn the far past millions of tons of driftwood went down these streams and into  the great sea that washes North America's most northerly coast, and were casv  back upon its shores. This is probably  where tho coal that is burning on the  shore of Franklin Bay came from.    Or  was it left on' the 'shores in the days of  the mamoth, thousands of years ago,  when the vegetation of.the Arctics was  as luxuriant as that of the ec_uator*of today?   ;���������o   When you have anything to say '-to a  mule say it to his face.���������Chicago Ne.ws.  LAUNCHING JAPANESE SHIPS.  The' Japanese apply one of their many  pretty ways to the launching of ships..  They use no wine, but hang over the  ship's prow a large pasteboard cage full  of birds. The moment the ship is afloat  a man pulls a string, when the cage opens, and the birds fly away, making the  air, alive with music and the whirr ,of  wings: The idea is that tin- birds thus  welcome the ship an <she , begins her  career as a thing of iife:   (  ��������� The Elephant���������"Professional life would  hot be so bad if it wove not.fo/ th.- long  jumps." ' The Kangaroo���������"Oh, I don't  mind them."���������Jiuitiuiore Amer:oan.   o   THE  SERVANT  GIRL  IS  HUMAN.  And  Should  be Treated with  as, Much'  .. Consideration as Other Mortals.  "In looking" after your servant "do not  o\ .-look the fact'that she is a woman,  and very human, with all -the likes and  u.'snkeo, the love of pleasure, rest and  recreation possessed by other human beings," writes Mrs. S. T\ Rorer in the  May Ladies' Home Journal.   ''If she hah  "not had the advantages of education, and  knows but little of the world, remember  ' that she is so much the more to be p.tied.  Women, as a class, from lack of.proper  training, are not businesslike.. The  housewife retains the-responsibility ,of all  ��������� the detail work rather than give it over  to her servant; hence ihe lack of *intercst  and responsibility on fhe^part of tlie average m.iki.. if the housjw:fe wou'.d but ;.l-  ,low her servant to become responsible  for tlie great bulk of the detail work  ���������much confusion would be avoided. -Persons become responsible only by having  'responsibility placed upon them, and ser-  ' vants, as a rule, feel the importance of  their work according to the trust which  is reposed 'in them and the responsibility  -which is placed on them."  o-  iispmait a Nanaimo ly.  .   TIMETABLE   EFFECTIVE  '   NOV. 19th, 1898.  On one of the northern lines there was  an old gentleman who had travelled between  the same stations for years,  and  was consequently known by all the porters at the stations. - -  '    As he used a "season," he very seldom  ' carried his ticket'.    One day an inspector,  who was new to the district, was examining-all  tickets.     Going  up,to the old  .gentleman, he said:          -   ,      ��������� >   s  - "Ticket,  sir,  please?,"  ' "My face is my ticket.",, was the reply.  - "Well,"   said   the   inspector,   baring   a  brawny arm, "my o.ders are to punch all.  .tickets."���������London Answers. >   ��������� >  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. , No. 4 Saturday*  A.M.  Dc. 9:0;) .'  Victoria.,   "    9:28 .-.-..--...-...GuldPtroHin...  ������������������   10:14 shawiiig.iul.ako.  " ' io:48 Duncans   p.m. .   7:41  ..... Ar. 7-'5o  P.M.  Do. 4 25  . " 4:53  . " 5.39   6:15  P.M.  ���������������   i_:24       Nanaimo ���������  Ar. 12:40 Wellington ..  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 3 Saturday.  A.M.  ..,,"Wellington L>c. 4:25  I.  ...Nanaimo " 4:39  ...'..Duncans... "   (j:l'S  Sha w n igan Lake.:        6:4b  ... Golrist ream' ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� "   7-.������  .... Victoria Ar. 8:00 p.m.  Reduced latcs lb and from all iioiuts   on  Saturdays anil Sundays good to return Aloi.  "b'or rates  and   all   information fapp y at  Company's Offices.  A. DUNSMUIR, GKO. J-. COUETNKY.  Pmissidbnt. Trahlc AIumtKei  No. 1 Daily,  a.m;  De. 8:05   "   8:29....  "   9:55   " 10:37....  '���������11:23   ..:  Ar. 11:60  BEST AGE FOR MEN TO MARRY.  ���������Not  Until -They   Have  Passed   Twenty-  live Should /They. Take a "Wife.    ,  Edward Bok. writing in the May  ��������� Ladies' iroiiKv.Tournal. on "A Bny for a  Husband," contends, that "im you.ig ir.au  "under twenty-five years of ace U in :ni>  sense competent vt(> take unto himself a  wife. BY'-ro that age he is simply a b>y  who bus absolutely nothing which he ia-i  /   I!  'i-    ��������� _r;    i    ;l.     Jl     Silt"!'    JnilU'li'iil)ll    +'    ''  life-happiness. Ho is unformed' in his-  charaoier. umVltled in iiib ideas, absolutely, ignorant of'the first essentials or  what consideration or love for a woman  means. He doesn't know himself, let  alone knowing.a woman. He i& full of  fancies, and it is his boyish natrr-e to,  flit from one fancy to another. i io i������  incapable of the affection upon which  love is based, because he has not lived  long enough to kuow what the feeling or  even the word means. He is full of  theories, each one of which, when he  comes to put it into practice, will  mil. lie is a boy puie and simple,  passing through that trying period  ihrougn which every boy must pass b->  fore he becomes a man. But that p.-ri.m  is not the -marrying time. For as his'  opinions of life are to change, so are his  fancies of the girl he esteems as the  oulv girl in llie world to make him happy.  The man of thirty rarely weds the girl  whom he fancied when he was twenty.'   it   Even the girl who marries for love  doesn't always get it.���������Somervilie Journal.  "Joppo, you make nice, fine .garden  beds."  "Yes, when my wife sets me to digging I'm mad enough to pulverize everything that comes in my way."  "Is a man influenced more by heredity  or by envioroninent?"  "Hump! If heredity brings a man  money he can make his own environment."  ETIQUETTE OF THE DANCE.  Customs Which Polite Society Approves  as Being in Good Form and Quite  Correct,   .  When a man" is presented to a young  woman at a dance he usually says almost  at once, "May I have the pleasure of  this dance?"  After dancing and walking about the  rooms two or three times the young ���������man  may take the girl back to her chaperon  and plead another engagement���������or better,  she suggests that lie take her to her place  n  hor moihr-V'oi" chaivron.  The lady is the one to first intimate  her desire' to stop dancing.  If a man hold a girl too tightly she  should drop her hand from his shoulder,  so as to bring it between her partner and  hei-self. If he does not take the hint  let her stop dancing at once under some  pretext so evident' that he may realize  her displeasure or disapproval.  A chaperon should not be lacking in  personal dignity; nor should she dance  while her charge is unprovided with a  partner.  A girl should be attentive to her mother  or her chaperon, presenting her friends  to her and occasionally stopping to say a  few words.  Both young men and maidens should  be careful to remember that their dancing engagements must be kept.  A girl nmst not refuse to dance with  one man under some pretext, and then  dance with another: neither should she  dance with the same man more than two  or three times.  A young man invited to a house should  dance as early as possible with the daughters of his hostess, and pay them every  possible attention.���������Mrs. Burton Kings-  laud in May Ladies' Home Journal,  WE   WANT YOUR  I Job printing  JblGHEST   i^KADE  Spectacles &. Eyeglasses  lis GOLD AND S1EEL   FRAMES  To Suit all Sights.  STOP DART,  Watchmaker & Optician.  I Have Taken  ah Office  in the Nash.     Building,  i- > ^-*  Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland,  and am agent. for the  following  reli.ible 'insurance    companies:  The  Royal   London   and   Lan  cashiie and Norwich   Union.    I  am   j^ejaredlo  accept   risks .n  -.current rates. -I am also'agen;  for the St.tnderd Life Insurance  Company of Etln-hurgh and th.  Ocean Acciclont Company of Eng-  l.iiid." Please call aid invest'  gate befoie insuring in,auy othei  Company. 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KOTTCE IS    HEREBY   GIVEN,  that an applicsition will be made  tu the Legislative   Assembly' of   .  .the Province, of British   Colum-   '  bia, at its  next   session,   for  an  Act to   incorpo ate   a   Company  with p :W- r to . construct,  equip.   ,.  operate and mail-tain  a  railway  of standard, or any; oth������ r  guage,  to be opt rated-   by   steam,   tsiec-   '  tricity orany other.motiye power,  from a point'on 'Johnston Strait, ', ,  Vancouver'Island, a-, short   dis-: i ^  tanee' West" of .Chatham'..Point,-  thence in a - southerly  direction v  by tbe most  feasible-route,   to -a    '  p^in't on or ueir'Upper Campbell  '.  Lake on the sai'd   I.-land, and- ������  further line-������f--'railway  from  a','  point on  sa;d.'"Johnston Strait ,1 i  shorL.distaiioeeust' of Bear River,   '  thence in  a   southerly direction  by the most" feasible   route, to.. a -   ���������  puint Oxi or near-ihe .North ,end  , of Bear Lake,, and with -power to  ,construct,    .equip,   operate  and-  ,  ' -maintain necessary branch* lines;-,>*  'niid-tobuud and   operate,, tram-^ ���������  ���������ways  in   connection   therewith,-  '   and ' with ^pOAVer  to  construct,--' ;-s  ^ . operate arid maintain   all 'iieces--  g.'  / i-ary roads,  'bridges, ways, ferries';"  : and-other-wor'ks\ * arid   to   build  ' own and-inaii/tain wharves-and'-   -  ch-ckp in -connection-' therewith'; -  and with power to build, construct,  acquire, own, equip arid maintain  ��������� ship.--, steamers, barges and other  bi.aisarid vessels and to  operate    ,  the same on any nav-gable waters  within the -Province;   and   with ,  power to   build,   equip,  operate  and maintain telegraph and telephone Jines in   connection -with- ;  the said railways and   branches;  and  v\ith   power   to   ouild  and  operate ail kinds of plant for the  purpose of supplying light, heat,-  electiicifey and any kind- of   motive power; and  with   power  to  acquire the water rights, and   to.  construct     dams     and    flumes  for   improving    and   increasing  any     water   ��������� rights     or     waier  ~ privileges acquired; and to build,  own and maintain saw mills, and  wood pulp mills; and with power  to expropriate lands  for the purposes of  the   Company;  and   to  acquire lands, bonuses, privileges  or other aids from   any Government, Municipal Corporation   or  other persons or bodies;   and   to  ~  levy and collect tolls from all par-  tics using, and on all freights passing over any such railways, trmn-  ways, fci.vies, wharves and v< ssels  nwiu-d -ir Vi pointed   by. the    Company; and with power   to    make  ti-allic   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.;  ��������� "JOR SALE:   Old   papers.    Apply at News Office.  Riding on locomotives and   railway cars   of   the   Union    ^oilier-  Company by any   person    .>r  _pr-  sons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal for allowing same  By order  Francis D   Little  Manager.  jr. S;.-is/i:ciiiEOx:;  General Teaming Pov/det  Oil. etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK  DONE  <><  -frA  ,-*. s I  'it  LA  1 -. "CI I  ^'1  ���������li I  f  ���������  I  if  p  lis!  I?!  N*  I   11  i!  '!{  1 ti i  :  JOR.TH  ICopyrlsbt, 1893, by tht> Author.]  ad finished. Uu-  i-iost   t'fr''if--i'.-<*! \\  : i "y had  h:ui "' u  'I'llon  they saiuv  ,H������v     Hiiiiio,"    in  (���������������������������cause   th._.   air  "When th������ r!ai-.i,'}i!if"3  raatmn   thanked   1 im  and assured him that  m-ost profitable time- "  ���������" .lerus?a-lem.   my     3 t.-i  which   Hulda   joint*!I  "������va������ familiar to her. a--<l au sooiii-r had  3icr   pure,   rich   voic   mingled   in     the  somewhat    confused    ;��������� train     than   the  ���������itfcer voices fell away, 'wic hy one, fruin  sheer  astonishment.  a������d   f.b.c  presently  found   herself i'llnging  >������  duet  with  Un*  Kov.   Dr.   Trump.    Th ���������   effi-c:   was    so  srai Hint;-  that  even   Vw   cn-ei-end   doe-  ioi- could  net   help  pet-,-viviiin   that   hi?  'hoarse,   grating   Iihsk    \\as   spoiling  a  rare artistic treat, and hi the last verse  he abandoned  his effort   in   llv second  line  and   allowed   7Jidda   to   finish   tlie  hymn alone.    Hardly iwid  the lasi   liu-  ' gering note expired than ail tiie hu-hi'd  and  languid  girls  fieemed   to   wake  up  and  thronged  about  tier,  begging  and  imploring- rher  to sing-  sontetliin^  els>-.  "When at last In. Trumii and  the nia-  ti-'on  joined  in  urging   her,   she.seah'd  herself at the piano with all  the  freedom and case ot* one to the mn nuer horn,  struck   a  few   careless     ch.-.rd.s   which  seemed   '������o   vibrate   U'roitgb.   her     own  nerves  and coax  Cr<������m  the  maltreated  Instrument  an   unsuspected    store,   of  melody.    Then some strfioRv .imsiulsf���������  tlie same rob ilious impulse - of which  she' had  been  conscious  the  first   time  -   she sang- with Olaf Rrun���������woke in het,  cand a sweet, reminiscent emotion .swelled   within    her'   breast.      That    'deep,  strong-, imperious craving for ha.ir'in.b?  which  is  but  the  mark  of a powerful  nature  rose  again   from   her  soul  and  lent to her voice an  exquisite moving  pathos,    rt was a Norwegian love song  she sang, quivering with tender longing  and throbbing with m������bl, i>assinii.  It   lose   m   great   wami   waves   like  a tuneful  flood, inundating -Ihe listeners.     There was a rich. Wood-red glow  ,in   it.   a   pure   and  fervid   intensity,   a  ���������- grand,  beautiful' simplicity.  Tears stole  into   the   eyes   of .the   gh-ty,   and   each  ������������������(���������or starved heart tool:  up  the sw������et  burden  of the  song  and  swelled   with  1 nameless yearnings.     There \������as .������i������nv.'-  'thihg in the qualMy of^f-Ju'.do'.s.. vpioo���������  a   certain   warm   cadence    "tfiiat ''went  straight   to   the   heart.      The   wasted,  ���������objectless   tenderness" in' their   bosoms  was  vaguely  stirred,  and-with  a  palpitating   eagerness   they   hugged   each  wilier and sighed and. wriUicd with an  uneomprehended   uneasiness.'      CI   was  no mere iroonshiny sentimentality that  found utterance in this gong, hut there  beat  in   it   the  pulec  of  a  strong   and  a living 'passion. 'And as she  sat there  in   all   the beauty   of  <n.-r   noble.   t'Jer-  nianic   womanhood,   witji     -the     lovely  i-rrjlitudc' which   nature   lent    to   her  type,   she   looked   indeed    like   a   rose  among   nettles,   like   a   qu6'en     among  chambermaids.,   The  liev.' Dr. Trump,  dull and  obtuse  though he  was,  as he  rc-garded her stately neck and the great  coil  of golden hair on the  back of her  head, could not help no*ing; the splendid  shape of her figure, and  the  richness  of  the  personality  sho  presented  amid  all   these    inferior    soul-crippled  waifs,   rescued   from   among   the   vast  heap of human wreckage.     Or. Trunin,  as  all thexnj things dawned  upon  him.  became   conscious   of   an   uneasy   starring of      his     philanthropic     instinct,  which  was perhaps  net  unmixed  with  :a purely personal attraction.  "Ah, love of my life, thou hast kindled  my soul  "With a jcy that is deep and abiding."  -she &an_r. and though the words were  Norwegian the sentiment which inspired them is" universal and needed no  "interpreter. Ar her voice trembled  and shook under the strain of tht*  over-charged feeling chore was that  kind of thrill in i't .which ripples with  ���������delicious shivers down your spine. She  heard again the other voice���������a smooth,  -rich baritone���������mingled with hers, which  rocked blissfully on its heavier tide  ���������ai d rose in joyous companionship and  ���������soared in harmonious flight.     She was  H'wlda nodded vaguely, and Hattie,  full of encouragement, continued :  " Did yer b.eau go back on ye, or did  ye have a row with the old man V"  The obvious displeasure which this  query occasioned made Hattie a hit impatient, and she followed it up with a  declaration which was intended as a  vindication of her own self-esteem.^  '"Ye might do worse, I telhye," she  said, vexed at the other's unresponsiveness, ,'��������� than to talk to.me. I ain't no  blabber: I can let ye know that. 1  wouldn't ask nothing better than to  help ye if ye would only let me."  " Thank you. I appreciate your kindness," Ifulda replied, raising herself on  her elbow and scrutinizing the features  of her interlocutress with a new interest. It flashed through her brain that  perhaps this girl who knew the city  and was honest and .veil-moaning*  might serve her in many ways. There  was something within her, an <-xagger-  ated sense of delicacy, perhaps, which  made hor reluctant to .speak of her lo\e  to this blunt. ra->her coarse-grained girl,  who could scarcely comprehend her motives and might leap at conclusions.  Nevertheless she conquered herself, and  with as steady a voice as she could  command she said*.:,���������  " T cam" here to marry Mr. Olaf Brun,  a young- artist to whom I have been  engagi-ri for more than a year. Unhappily, he has changed his address, and  tlie letter in which he must have informed me of his new address never  reached me. Now I am, of course, very  anxious t-o find him. and if you can  give me any good advice as to how I  ought to set about it 1 shall be very  grateful to you."  Hattie's grey eyes fairly blazed with  excitement i������s she listened to this thrilling romance. She felt her'self-respect  heightened at having- heen thought  worthy of the, guardianship of so important a secret. But this very sense  of licing\ honoured by the confidence of  so exquisite a creature made her anxious to prove adequate to -the, occasion.  " Ye���������-ye���������don't say���������ye came all the  way from���������Sweden just to hunt him  up?" she ejaculated,  breathlessly.  ".Xo, I came from Norway,"- said  Hulda, quietly.  "Well, from Norway; it's the same  thing. Why, ye must care lots for him.  And does he care as much for ye ?���������'  She siniply revelled in all the* details  of  the  affair,   and   could   not    bear  to  dismiss a single one before having extracted frorndt its full sweetness.  " Yes, he loves me as dearly as 1 love  ''You promised to advise inc.  him,7. said Hulda, with beautiful seriousness, and without a shade of embarrassment. It seemed wcnderful to"Hat-  tie that shs could Speak so unblushiug-  ly of her relation to  ���������oaek in the old parsonage again, singing this same song with Olaf. She  saw the dear face of her father trying  to be stern, hut the musical pleasure  breaking- through the paternal disapprobation. The sense of ^her loss re-  tvrned to her with, such terrible vividness that her emotion came near overmastering- hor. A huskiness gathered  for o morri'.'nt in her throat, and the  lines,  ''<)h.   havo   n:e   not,   love,   to   pine   for  Uiv   hu-e  In  the  ni.-.'u  thii'L  no  ilav. m   ea'.i   il'iu.-;-  ine,"  sounded like a-'cry- of a wounded and  despairing . spirit left in utter desolation. .She managvj; to'finish the verse.,  but then lose hastily and excused ��������� herself. ������������������ A-, murmur .of wonder, admiration {'.nd'delight broke from' all present 'the uionu'i.'C tlie ci'K.r had v!o.*hv1  behind her. Dr. Trump was especially ejithu.siasiic, and the matron, who  distrust', d l.er:-:elf aVfd needed ��������� clerical  sahi'lion for all her sentiments, echoed;  ���������him   effusively.  "Why. I assuic'you, madam," he  oxchiimed, "this girl is a great artist:,  f never heard so beautiful a voice in  all my life. ff she wants an en gage-  mo ni. iu any of our churches l can  easily procure her a very profitable  one. Think of ��������� Nearer, My God. to  Thee,' sung by such '��������� a ' magnificent  voice."   ..      . ��������� ���������  Hattie'. Halloran. who had constituted herself a sort. of guardian over  J-Iulda, made haste to report this re-  maik to her. and was t-atner ensap-  pointed at- the Jistlessness with which  :fjhe received it. She found her lying  on her bed in. the dark with her face  turned to the wall. Hattie lighted a  malodorous kerosene lamp, which she  placed upon the toilet stand, and seated herself with bea-utiful obtuseness  preparatory to a long confidence.  .  CHAPTER XX.  "I guess your paw was rich," she observed cheerfully when all lures to conversation so far had failed.  Hulda only heaved a sigh and turned  Jier a pale, tearless face eloquent with  misery.  " I guess ye're used to better victuals," remarked the undaunted Hattie, 3:t the end of anothftr five mjnut������*������.  a young man. and  urged, on by a ravenous apoetite for the  forbidden topic she allowed her our'os-  ny to outrun her discretion.-   -   ���������  " Did���������did he���������ever kiss ye ?" she demanded, with half guilty haste, Hushing to the edge of her hair.  " Yes, of course. Why should he  not ?" Hulda replied, with lovelv simplicity and a slight heightening of colour.  " 3-.avvs ! He must have been awful  ffone on .ye," was Hattie's comment as  she sat staring at her friend with an  abject admiration. As she received no  response to this, she remarked, with  blunt sincerity :���������  "I wish 1 was, a man. Shouldm't I  /all in love with ye, though ! I never  saw anybody so beautiful. I guess ye've  had to look out for yerself."  "flow   do you  mea,n?"  " Well, of course, ye understand. I  mean gentlemen have given ye lots of  trouble."  " Nil,  not   at all."  " That's funny. Then I reckon they  must be different in Sweden from what  they aire here."  " In Norway, you mean. Perhaps they  are."  Truth to tell. Hulda, failed to comprehend the significance of these remarks, and was at no great pains to  decipher bhem. There was something  else which she had more at heart,  and   she   lost  no   time   in   broaching   it.  " "Yon promised to advis- me," she  began. ���������' Knowing this lnr;e city as you  do. perhaps! you might le!! me wiv-re  you would be most likely to find a  young art isr. What places v.oulil he be  most   likely   to   frequent?"  "The -."  ���������   ���������'  'Hattie mentioned a rat'nei  ble. music  hal  nesse doree. .  ������������������ Wluir. kind of a place is that '!" a sited .Hulda.   innocently..  "Well, d'." don't know.'after all. that  It would lie much good locking for him  there. Bui. artists, you know, they ha\\:  a bad,n.'-.m''." Hattie declared evasively.  Sue:-bad.an instinctive fec-lin-:*: that this  was a Vis ions io drop it as gracefully a-;  possiHe.' Ifulda, d'iriily rlivlning��������� . wh.a.t.  was im-.ani. v.w:rapjK'cl herself in -haughty,  reserve, aud in spite of repeated invitations would not condescend to further.,  'confidences:.The next morning the girls  were awakened at half past G. by the  ringing of a bell,'which for five or ten  nvin-utes made an ear-splitting din. in  the hall. Outside the rain was falling'  in torrents, beating down the smoke,,  which yet rose with devious "contortions  through the murky sky'. A deadly chill  pervaded tshe house, for the girls could  not afford fires in the morning, and the  poverty-stricken kerosene lamp made;  just a little sphere of light about the  table, but left the dusk to linger in the  corners. Hulda and Hattie were both  dressing shiveringly, each behind her  screen, and beyond a rather curt '��������� Good-  morning" no words had been exchanged. They had both finished their, simple  toilets, and were .about-to descend, into  the dining-hall, when Hattie. standing  with her back against the door. a������k-  ed :��������� :. ,  " Are ve mad yet ?"  "No, I am not angry," Hulda replied, witih lather a chilly intonation. -    To be Continued.  ���������p'aiVronized. by  th<  is that ?'  disrepu tail e'u-  ME.  GEO. WINDHAM  A MAN WHO IS LOOKED UPON ASTHE  RISING BRITISH STATESMAN.  Undersecretary fur War Is Coimidersd to  be tbe C������miu_; Mini in Knjjhuicl ��������� B������-  _r:m as Private Stiireury to His Close  IVietid. >Ir. A. J. i;;ilf<>iir-!>ketch of  His Mibsequunc i;;ir<<:i.  Mr. George Wyndham, tlie 'British  statesman \vho has risen, like a, new  Hofer, out of the jiarliomentary crisis, is hailed by many political prophets as the coming man among the  Conservatives., ,  When the present session opened,  Mr. Wyndham faced a. lask whicli.  next to that set before IMr. Chamberlain, was the most thankless and unpleasant that could be imagined. Air.  Chamberlain, who is held responsible  for the war, was called upon to1 de-,  fond the course to which he had committed the empire. It ^'as ilr. Wyndham.'s cluty��������� to explain ' why , the  war had not been successfully  ducted.  As     u ndersecre l a ry    for      war  Wyndham    is    the spokesman    in  Rouse  of  Commons  for  the  War  iice,   just as    his    chief,   ,I.ord    1  con-  Mr.  the  Of-  -ans-  downe,  speaks for tiie War  Oltice   in  the House of i.ords.  While Mr. Chamberlain's effort was  received with varying- comment there  was no doubt at all as to Uie success of Mr. Wyndham's reply. It  was a most remarkable speech. It  explained the reverses of the British  generals- in a most, plausible way,'  promised better things' for ,the future  and included a patriotic appeal which  shook the Commons to the core. <��������� For  "the moment party differences " have  been silenced-and a big majori ty called to- the support of the Government. ' ��������� Y  For this and other reasons Mr.  Wyndham - is .interesting. _ ' He is  young. I-lc has the versatility of  great, genius. He, has not only won'  honors as a statesman, but as a soldier and as a literateur. His career,  has  begun most brilliantly.  Mr. Wyndham' is the only son of  Hon. Percy Wyndham and grandson  of JLord Lecohfleld, whose wife is a  sister, of Lord-Rbsobcry. As a youth  he passed from Eton to Sandhurst  and ��������� thence- into the ��������� Coldstream  Guards, with.' which regiment he  took part, in the Suakin campaign  against tlie dervishes, receiving both  the English medal and the khedivial  star for his ;services.  He left the army to become private  secretary to his close friend, .Arthur  Balfour,  'when-   the    latter was   ,���������in  He soon made a mark for himself  at Westminster and erelong was appointed to the financial secretaryship  of the War Department. The period  that the Conservatives were out of  office���������namely, from 1892 to 1S9,">���������'  he devoted to travel in South Africa,  and .after thoroughly mastering the  problem connected with that part of  the world attached himself to the  fortunes of Cecil Rhodes, acting as  the semi-official representative of the  latter in  the House of Commons.  He' likewise championed the cause  of the Colossus on tho South African,  parliamentary committee appointed  to investigate the Jameson raid and  the affairs of the Chartered Company.  Tt was wliile thus representing Mr.  Rhodes that he founded The Outlook, one of the brightest of the London weekly papers.'which is popularly supposed to be maintained at  the expense of Mr. Rhodes, while its  policy is directed and controlled by  Mr. Wyndham.  A year ago, when Lord Curzon was  promoted from the rank of undersecretary of foreign affairs to the vice-  royalty of India and Mr. St.' John  Broderick was selected to take his  place as assistant to Lord Salisbury,  George Wyndham was appointed' to  the under-sccretary of state for war,  until then occupied by Mr. Broderick.  Mr. Wyndham has distinguished  himself in literature by-his so-called  Tudor translation of ".Plutarch" ami  by his edition of, Shakespeare's  poems.  ' : Married to the ' widowed Countess-  GrosVenor, lie is to-day the stepfather of the young Duke'of Westminster, who. as the .greatest ground'  landlord int the United Kingdom,  commands an immense amount of,territorial influence���������an -influence which  naturally, in view of his youth,. ������s  calculated still further- to increase  ,the importance of, his close friend ,-  mentor and stepfather, George AVyn-tl-  ham.  Tlie )I>������fi*������pUl ition  of  h>ru.  The population of Vcrii is' illustraT  ted by the fact that the- valley of  Santa,' which in the days of .the .lii-  cas had a population of 700,000, now'  has only 5000.  "MR,  GEOKGfi WY-VDJIAM.  charge -of the Irish department, and  attracted public attention by the con-  troversional letters which lie published in the various papers in-defense of his chief and of the latter's  policy.  THE GLASS OF FASHION.  Buttons in Wedgwood designs on  green, blue, and brown/are a, fashionable feature.  -    .-* <?'  Very' elaborate knickerbockers of satin are worn by some women as a substitute for petticoats.  Black velvet slippers and oxford ties  embroidered witli fine beads are very  smart for' evening dress.  Among the new French veilings is t.T  very becoming tine white  mesh,  witl-  small dots of black chenille or velvet. '  Charming   bows   worn   on. .evening  .gowns at one side4of the neck are made  of, double , faced  soft satin- ribbon   in  three   different   pastel   colors ��������� grecti,  pink and mauve, for example.  Blouses of white sjnin embroidered  with steel are one of tbe novelties, ami  the satin is slashed up from the waist  line to show a wide corselet belt of satin covered with rows of stitching.  The. new taffeta dress - silks show  bayadere lines, satin dots and stripes,  with ,pretry {lowered designs between,  while in the heavier weaves There are  some peculiar opal effects which are  fascinating. ,  The new piques are charming both in  quality and coloring, .the dark shades  of blue, dull rose,' brown and green being especially fine. They have s:itin  stripes of the same color or polka dots  in a contrast, but in either case they  are a delight to the eye.  Panne is in full vigue now both for  waists and entire gowns, and it is reported that Worth of Paris is making  a gathered skirt of panue with a band,  of fur around the hem for the only  trimming. The gathers begin on . either side of the front .breadth and continue around the back. ��������� New York  Sun.  PALE PEOPLE  Have their blood enriched, their  heart strengthened and their  cheeks rosy by using- Miibigm'fl  Heart and Nerve Pills.      :AV  Insufficient quantity or poor quality of  the blood ii one-of the evil,.-results that  usually follow any derangement, of th*  heart. ,  If the heart becomes weakened in any  way it cannot pump the blood to the lung*  as it should, there to be purified and' im-  pregnated with the life-giving oxygen.    ,  As a -result th*  blood deteriorate*.  It loses its nourishing, vitalizing;  health-giving qualities. The face be- -  comes pale, thin  and waxen, the lip*  bloodless, the hand*  and feet cold. ,  There is weakness, tiredness,  shortness of breath and palpitation. When  those Buffering from thin or watery' blood  start taking Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills they are assured of a cure. Every  dose acts on the heart itself, causing it  to beat strong, steady and regular.  Every dose, too, introduces into the  blood those vital elements, necessary to  make it rich and rod: ������������������    t  Soon the pale cheek takes on the rosy  hue of health, there is strength instead ef  weakness, energy, and activity take^the ^  place of tiredness and lassitude.   "'"*'  Miss  Mr.Skullion,   50 Turner  Street,  Ottawa,   Ont.,"   says:    ",I  was   greatly  troubled  with my heart, together with  extreme   nervousness   for  many   years..���������-  These complaints  brought, about   great,  weakness-and' feeling of tiredness.   My -  blood was of poor quality,- eo much so that I  became   pale   and   languid.'! . Milburn's".  Heart and Nerve' Pills cured ma after -all',  else  failed.   They v built up my system,  enriched   my'  blood,   strengthened' mj  fiervea and restored me to health.'*.  "   'A  <���������    ii  ������' IN  THE DRESSY WOMAN.  Parisian designers are exploiting the at- '  tractions of Kilted and plaited skirts in  various attractive guises. '   ,  The newest girdles have a deep graduated > fringe - of silk,;-steel beads or-jet  falling from-the'lower edge.  ,'   The  silk  and  other  fringes   with  thei  lower- edgeJforming,Ldeep-points;or-ro)und-,  ed scallops-are more graceful'in effect "���������  than   the   familiar   straight' edged   pat- <  terns. ��������� ',  , In ui.iki.uj-;.up the dressy spring ward-   ;  robe it will lack completeness without at.'  least one handsome gown-of black'-'erepe,-,  de. chine,   chenille -striped-barege,   silk  dotted veiling or plniu black ,brussels netir,,  over a silk or satin s-.lip.     '    ;   '  ,   A    new    American    '���������inousseline    bril-  liaate." closely copying-tlie French" fabric  ,iu appearance and exactly.duplicating it   ���������  in colors,''is sold in 32jnch widths at the'-'  importing houses, as well as a.t fancy;.dry   ���������  goods stores, at a very low price.  Red, running through the gamut,of its  glowiug shades irom  the, royal damask  and "jack  rose tints to light cherry dye, ,  will appear as a  favorite, accessory on  spring costumes of gray, brown, certain .  shades of green and blue and notably on  black costumes, jackets, capes and bats.   .  In the advance exhibit of summer attire are shown some beautiful effects in  printed   and embroidered  swiss  muslins  in   new   and   teniptiug   color   blcndings.  Not only are these airy'materials brought  out in soft, delicate tints, but they are  furnished  in jet  black,  in  brown,- gray,  blue and black and white mixtures:  A pretty way to utilize bits of handsome lace . edging in honiton, renetian,  renaissance aud other designs is to cut  the lace portions away from the fine net  foundation and sew it en applique to the  rounded ends of sashes, neckscarfs of  chiffon or ribbon to standing velvet or  satin collars, sleeve caps, etc.���������New York  Post. ���������*-  -'���������"il  . ^1  BiLBOUSSMESS  AND .���������DYSPEPSIA  MINARD'S LINMIENT is the only  Liniment asked for at my store and the  only one we keep for sale.  AU the people use it.  HAKLIN tfCJLTON.  Pleasant Bay, O.B.  Have   a   Commdn   Origin   in   Liver  Chase's  Treatment  for the  Complaint--Dr.  Liver. -  Carlyle justly attributed the ill-temper, which made h'im a monster in fche  eyes of the world, to a bad liver. He  was billions and dyspeptic, suffered  with stomach pains and headache, was  depressed in spirits and had gloomy  forebodings of the future.  How often the kind father becomes  a monster and the loving mother as  cold through tbe influence of a torpid  liver. Who can tell how maay, quarrels are brought on and how many  happy homes are broken up by this  same, influence ?  Nothing makes one feel more miserable or more gloomy and discouraged  than liver complaint, and consequent  billiousness and dyspepsia. The kidneys, too, usually become inactive in  sympathy with a sluggish liver, and  the bowels becomes irregular and constipated.  Te strike with one blow at these  complicated ills, to make a prompt,  effective and lasting cure you must use  Dr. Ohass's Kidney-Liver Pills, the  most popular remedy known in Canada  and the United States today, aud the  only one that acts directly on both the  liver and kidneys.  There i* more cheerful, unsolicited  testimony In favor of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills than any other pill sold.  Yon scarcely meet a person who has  not used them personally or heard of  their wonderful powers over disease.  " Then you can use Dr. Chase's Kidr  n.y-Liver Pills with greater confidence than any patent medicine, knowing that they are the most successful  prescription met with by Dr. Chase in  his immense experience as practicing  physician and author of the famous Receipt Book.  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills  promptly and positively cure torpid  liver, liver complaint, biliousness, dyspepsia, constipation, kidney disease,  backache, Brighrs' disease, lumbago  and rheumatism One pill a dose, 25  cents a bos, at all dealers or by mail  from Edmanson,  Bates & Co, Toronto.  For piles Dr. Chase's Ointment is  the only absolute and guaranteed cure.  TAKING  THE_REINS.  '   At the Lexington meeting iu 1901 four  - races for o-ye:ir-olds will call for'$31,00.0.  Joe Paichen and .loh'ri it.'-Gentry, have  met 2(i times, and honors are exactly  even. .  Kroin   present  indications .-Russia   will  exhibit more horses at the Paris exposi-  ', lion than auy other' nation.  A hprsesuocrs' school has.'.bee'n opened  at Toledo .under the'auspices' of-the Na-  ,tlonai liorseslio'ers' association-.'  W. G. . McLeod. ;will - use iEdna Sini-  nionds,. 2:121/_, on .tiie."road till .spring and  will then have her. trained for racing.  , Russell Marstori, who is S3 years old,  has. just purchased the' fast pacing mare  Gip-sey. AL 2-1314, and is driving her oyer  the road. .'.������������������''   '   .  The Ontario Jockey club lias announced the dates for the spring.meeting from  May 24 to June 2 inclusive,.and no purse  will be less than $400. ���������  The best mile over the Terre Haute  track up to 1SGS was the 2:34 by Billy  Barr. The fastest mile ever made was  the 2:00y2 by Star Pointer during 1S98.  The private car of G. D. Wilson, Lexington, Ivy., arrived in New York recently, carrying among others five trotting  bred brood mares consigned to Theodore  Scnlessingcr, V-iennft.  ffiNARFS L1IMENT is used Irsr Ptyslciaiis.  (\  ' a (ft  f THE LOGIC OF f  3" JOHN MILLS, MINER.        J  A PARTNERSHIP ROMANCE.    V  '/        BY HENRY J. AMES. X  As this is simply a plain story of John  Mills, miner, no introduction beyond a  statement of/ the identity of the man is  necessary. Mills lived near Rocky canyon and had often aroused the people  thereabouts'-'(or within-a radius of 25  miles) -do a stal e of interrogative curiosity which had never beep fully satisfied.  He dwelt alone in a cabin not worth describing, because just such^cabins have  often been described before. When he  first appeared, he had said nothing as to  , his origin. A tall, silent man of 40 years,  he went at once into his chosen field,  prospecting, asking advice and giving  none. ' '  Mills had a good eye for "leads" and  f      had been moderately successful, for several times he had developed claims until  -   they had ,begun to assume the dignity of  mines, had sold them and moved on.'  In  )���������', 1891   he   located   a,claim  that   seemed  ,  ,     promising and for weeks toiled at it single banded.    He was strong and skillful,  ''    'and his'���������progrcss was" remarkably rapid,  but occasionally he felt'a, pang of'solitude  - /"' and thought ho ought to secure help, not  '  ' only-for'the forwarding of the work, but'  for the sake of tlie'companionship. , One  -summer day as this mood was upon .him,  7     'he  heard  a  voice at > the mouth of������the  'fSt , slope   marking-the  spot  where'he   had  .,   , "started into the side of the mountain. *<   ���������  , ''      "HehV there," said the voice, ''may.-I  ��������� come down?"     .' -     ���������  "��������� i)      Mills   dropped   the   sledge, just   then  \ poised for a'blow and turned toward the  patch of light.    "No,'" he'ariswered; "I'll  "V*-* come up.',' "'     *        "        ���������   ' ",  " ' -   As he (walked,-curving his long back,  11    ,'he saw outlined* against a bit of sky a  sturdy figure aud a head surmounted ,by  a felt hat, the flappingbrim of which had  been secured in front, "and from beneath  which   there ,oscaped   a   wavy   mass   of  hair  tossed  on  the  breeze.    The miner  wondered vaguely why a'boy should be  Y ,_>so'>handsome.   Emerging from the slope,  -^he, straightened   himself/.taking  a tfull  ��������� ; breath.of,'tho'sweet mountain air.   Then  i     "he drew from his .pocket pipe  and, tobacco, filled,' lighted, absorbed,a few'satisfactory whiffs and saidslowly, "Well?"  1 ''I'ni'-.Rube Jackson," said the boy" in  , return, <������'an I'm here', for vworfc*."'       v-  John puffed on. "Better.come to the  ' fi' cabin while, I yank alittle grub together.  , '   I.take it," he" added, starting down the  ���������' path,,,"that ye're .prospectin' without no  ,* stake?;\\ ,       /    <, if    '>  -,%;    ,     j  ', *    The boy did ,hot understand this,  biii"  '-"���������, he-gave an assent and started-with Mills,  ,    vwhq noticed_that the,solo.of the,visitor's  shoe flapped at right angles' with every  step.    "I'll cobble-it after' supper,',' was  his comment.  "   i     " \     "    _  /'But about a job, you know," the boy  put in timidly, stepping high on account  of' the loose sole. '  "Oh," that's all right," answered Mills;  ,  "ye're  hired.    Didn't I tell ye?"    And  they walked on.  In the evening they grew iu a measure,  confidential, though Rube did most of the  talking, as Mills cobbled the defective  shoe into a stale of usefulness. Before������  bedtime Rube had told of Susie Campbell. She was back in Missouri, where  he himself had been "born and raised."  "I didn't have much money" after 'father and mother died," he went on simply, "and Sue���������her father has.a pile. I'll  bet old man Campbell has $2,000 out on  mortgage right now." He paused to note  the effect, r Mlils drove another peg,  while Rube laughed nervously. "1 fell  " in love with Sue." he continued,-"but she  wouldn't have it. That is," he corrected,  recognizing the awkwardness,of the expression, "she didn't seem to be in ear-  ��������� nest about it. Not like me, anyhow, but  fin'ly she laughed and said that if I'd get  a fortune she'd marry me. So I struck  out, west."  "Must be a fine gal,"-said Mills. "Hope  it ain't serious. Has she got anv holt on  yeh?"  Rube laughed again. "I wish she had,"  was his rejoinder, "but since I came  away she hasn't written.. Sue's just tryin  me, that's what she's doin. It's a way  women havo. When I go hack with a  pocketful of money, '���������he'll be ready. Oh.  1 know what women are."  John took a last tditch in silence and  held' up the reconstructed shoo. Thus began, between John Mills, miner, and  Rube Jackson, boyish, hopeful tramp,  one of the serene friendships which last  until death. Let the limit not be placed  even here: perhaps, strengthened and renewed, thoy last forever.  During the days the pair worked,"'  speaking little. In the evenings they  read and talked, or Mills brought out an  .''ancient fiddle, '-whereon 'he discoursed  melody most fearsome, but duly applaud-'  -ed. The usual theme of conversation  was Sue.- Gradually the two built up an  ideal woman and a home that she was to  adorn after the Millennium���������for such  they had named the mine���������had begun to  produce. Rube would not listen to any  plan that did not involve the membership of Mills-in the family. ���������    ..'  "P'raps an old feller like me 'ud be in  the way," Mills would say, and regularly  ftube. would rebuke this view.  Yet Sue never wrote. "Mighty long  trial an slow verdick," Mills opined once.  Rube convinced him that this bordered  on treason.  Weeks went by, and the crucial test of  the Millennium was at hand. The hole  for the "shot" which was to determine  the character of the vein toward which  they had been laboring had been drilled,  the powder tamped about the fuse. It  was then, stopping to wipe his forehead,  leaving it grime streaked, that RJills  delivered a speech which, so far as recorded, was the longest he ever made.  "Rube, boy," he said, "we're pardQVrs.  Understand? Pardners. This shot tells  "whether we find somethin Jousj' with gold  or goes broke ag'in barren, rock. In any  case, lhar's wages due you an a-cofliin.  It wouldn't be no squar deal fur me to  git rich -and you only to drale pay fer  days' work. So thar'fore, I. ������ft>kn Mills,  miner, as heretofore and gincrrtlly known,  do'hereby make over to you, Rube Jackson, a full half interest in the Millennium, to have an to hold, an yer heirs an  assigns forever, amen. That's a kerrect  form. I guess, and no lawyers needed nor  papers neither."  Rube grasped the hand of Mills. "Not  * scrap of paper, John," he replied.  **Your 'word's enough- for any man, aud  I thank you. You've been a good friend  to me���������me and 'Sue.  I'"���������  "There, there," interrupted Mills, "it's  nothin, it's all right." He seemed happy  and a trifle embarrassed, concealing his  emotions by a sudden display of energy.  Not another word was spoken. Soon all  was ready, an open lamp applied to the  waiting fuse, and the men retreated to  the open.   '  "In 'five minutes,' pardner," Mills said,  as they went along, "we'll be a couple of  them capitalist chaps." , ,  ��������� "Anil Sue too," "amended Rube.   , .   ���������  "Yes, Sue too," assented, tho senior  member of the firm. "You1* see, she's  nachelly one 1 ol" them 'heirs au assigns  forever,' -which the document would mention, so bc\we had one."  He started for,the cabin, but Rube lingered. "Better come lo grub," counseled  Mills. "The old hole, won't be fitteu to  live in fur an hour."  Rube seemed to assent, but.he did not  follow. As Mills reached the cabin there  was a muffled sound, a tremor of rock  as'the granite" mountain quivered, and  out from the slope rolled a cloud of  i smoke.' Mills was soon,in the cabin get-  ' ting supper.        ' * "_   v  In '20 minutes 'the1 coffee had -been  made, tho bacon fried, and biscuit were  -crisping in the oven. Still'Rube did'not  come.- -"I wonder where he is," said  Mills. ."Boys js so reckless." And with  an uneasy feeling he started back up the  trail.   - ,     ' ' .  "Rube>, come to supper," he called.  Y His voice bounded'fromvside,to side'of  the canyon,*" but there was no response.  The heart of Mills sank with tho thought  of  impending  evil.    Calling -again, 'and  .again, he-went tothe mouth of, the slope,  out of which an acrid vapor floated, hov-"  ering  in   the   air.   "I'm   afeared   Rube  went in.'^conjectured Mills," aud, hastily  removing his coat,-' he "dropped it in a  powder keg of water," swathed it about  'bis  face and started blindly down the  slope,   r '- * - ^ ,   _ -r  ' At the foot of it, held down by a cruel  ;block, he-found Rube, inert, apparently  ' lifeless. With a giant effort he almost  hurled the block aside and, taking Rube  in his arms, staggered," stumbled, crept  to the outer air. ���������*Oh, the'blessed balm  of that air "as it touched' his face!,. He  took. one -breath; laid his, burden; down  ,'and fell beside'It," prone'* motionless., Tlie  'sun'was'giving the loftiest peak "its farewell 'caress.,. \ Below^a" bird,was singing a  good,night song. The rosy glow passed;  the bird "was "still;'the shadows crept  higher. But Jherc lay the dead and the  stricken. ������ ' ^  The inquest was short, resulting in the  finding that Reuben Jackson had come to  his death by a dispensation of Providence, "aided and abetted by his own  carelessness, for which,, he being a boy,  we do not blame him."  There was a funeral, too, picturesque  and pathetic, where the music was the  harping of the wind in the pine tops and  the finest tribute the tears of John Mills.  Then "the grave > was rounded over, the  participants���������all but one���������withdrew, and  that night the moon shone down on a  solitary . figure sitting by a f mound, his  head bowed in his hands. "Too late, too  late,", the figure murmured. "We're rich,  my pardner and me, and" it won't do him  no good.". Nor was Mills speaking idly,  for, clutched in the rigid fingers of Rube,  John had discovered a fragment of quartz  ' threaded aJd bound by wires of virgin  gold'. .  ��������� The next day Mills was in Denver.  His-first visit was to a mining export  somewhat - familiar with the district.  "The Millennium," said John, pointing  over his shoulder in the general direction  of Rocky canyon, "she's fur sale.- The  .price is two hundred thousand. Take her  or leave her."  Next he took his way to a lawyer.  "Draw me up one of them papers," he  said, "making over to Susan Camprjell of  Missouri a half interest in the Millen-  niuni."  "What consideration?" asked the 'man  of business.  "Consideration? Why. for my pardner,  of course."  Necessary explanations followed, and  the consideration was ''placed at $10,  which Mills conscientiously; took out of;  one pocket and put into another. "It's  best to have everything on the squar',"  he thought. '���������  "Want this, recorded?" continued the  lawyer when the dips, spurs and angles  had been described .with technical nicety.  "Not fur.a,spell," replied Mills. "Jest  give it to mc." An hour later he was on  an east bound train.  He reached a little town in. Missouri.-  As he walked the streets he thought  with a strange thrill of affection that he  .was "where Rube had been "born and  raised." Every villager knew the residence of Henry Campbell, and soon Mills  was ringing the bell. .The door was  opened by a young woman���������Sue!' But  surely not the Sue oi Rube's dreams and  his own imaginings. She was pretty in  a careless way, but her wrapper was begrimed, her slippers, one of which protruded, displayed &. hole, and her hair  was in papers. MMIs was shocked and  puzzled. The girl said "Good morning!"  and awaited developments.  "I'm from out west," said the visitor;  "Colorado." Then, after a pause, conscious of an important omission, he added, "My name's John Mills."  "Colorado," rejoined the young woman.  "I knew a fellow that went out there-  Rube Jackson. Come in. I suppose you  want to see paw. Ever meet Rube?" She  almost laughed.   "Rube used to think I'd  marry him. but gracious. I never thought  of it. Come in. Did you say you'd met  Rube?"  "ITim an me's pardners," answered  Mill**, quietly.  "Do tell! And-how's Rube getting  along?"  "Rube? Oh,'he's all right. He's had a  streak o' luck lately. Thought likely  you'd want to hear about it. Well. 'I  must bo goin.   Good by."  Once in the street, her took a paper  from his breast���������a document of legal aspect���������tore it into minute pieces and scattered them in the mud of the thoroughfare, "God knows," he muttered, "that  I've tried to be squar with my pardner,  but" it appears RuAie" didn't leave no  'heirs an assigns forever.' "  "Paw," remarked Susan that evening,  "there' was an awful funny man called  here today. Said he knew Rube Jackson  out west." ,  "Didn't know no good of him," returned the father. ''That Jackson place'll  never bring ther amount of the mortgage."  A'few days later Mills was in the office  of the'mining expert.  "The Millennium,"  ' he began.  "Take her er leave her?"  "Take her," exclaimed the expert, try-  -, ing to conceal his jubilation.  "Here's the  papers and your check, ail ready to sign.  Where in thunder'd you go to?"  ,   "Jest took a little business trip fur my  tardner," answered- John.  THE  DRESSY WOMAN.  . Besides   the   prettily, draped   "dress"  ���������gowns are some new and attractive models with kilted skirts.    ,  ��������� French designers are sending out some  very beautiful evening toilets, with the  soft, clinging draperies arranged in "Xoo-  Greek" style.     t   , "'���������  The milliners this sea'son are making  greateV use than ever of rich furs of various kinds, and all sorts of combinations  of velvet, tulle, net. chiaon. fur. lace and  flowers are shown.  Rose1 colored 'chiffon., cream tinted renaissance lace and black velvet ribbon  compose a symphony of colors aud a  mixtuie of fabrics that go to make up the  fashionable Queen" Anne bertha ot ,the"  'moniont.,     '       *'  Satin matching the gown is still considered ther proper foot wear fit* black  satin is not chosen). with the finish of unobtrusive little satinbows, which may or  may not be enhanced' by a small sparkling buckle.   .'  Corduroys and.uncut'velvets are stylishly used for, skating costumes for young  girls this season, and the handsome' manner in which 'they are made up and fur  trimmed renders them "entirely appropriate for various other winter uses.'  Dressmakers still -'continue to recommend'the handsome peau de soie silks to  those who do not admire the solid, rather  garish luster of satin'. Peau desoie has  rich half ljghts ou its surface, and. being  twilled,* tbe silk .is more durable than  'taffeta.'"- .,'-���������. ..\.-'  The "close, trim little*.^French walking  coat, witlTall superfluous fabric eliminated; the bolero or a bolero-*effect produced  by various modes of decoration, and the  use of box plaits at the back of,the skirt  or' long overdress will all be prominent  features of coming spring styles. *  Many of the hats that milliners consider their masterpieces are even- larger  than, the elaborate summer models, and  their width across the front is evcessive  owing to the long, full ostrich plumes  curving right jind left above the brim, exaggerating the width of the hat itself.���������  New York Post. ,'  , An Artistic Screen.  An impecunious maiden with artistic'  tendencies recently found herself in need  of a screen to hide the baldness of the  necessary washstand, the one disturbing  element in an otherwise dainty room. A  friend gave her a Japanese screen of dilapidated antiquity, add'eg that she could  recover it and it would then be as good  as new' ' ' ,  After pricing the pretty things in tapestry and oriental drapery our ingenious  woman decided she must manufacture  something herself. She invested in a  heavy cartridge paper of a, dark gray  tone, which she carefully pasted on one  side of the screen. ' Across' the' bottom  she made an artistic scroll design in sepia  and then sat herself down to wait for  visitors in the artistic and decorative line.  of which she had many. r  Her first caller ,was a youth whose  drawings have enlivened the - pages of  many a daily journal. To him she explained her predicament, and he good  naturedly produced the,ubiquitous bit of  crayon and sketched in one of his popular  cartoons. Other friends soon came to her  assistance, and at the end of a week the  screen was finished, completely covered  with autographed sketches, all of considerable artistic merit and many of no little intrinsic value as well.���������Pittsburg  Dispatch.     ,  FEEDING THE  GUNS.  TOWN   TOPICS.  St. Louis has the distinction of being  the only city on earth in   which  philanthropists can donate light.���������St. Louis Re-  -public. -  The Chicago river will no longer be  able to exercise its ancient pierogative of  coming in out of the wet.���������-Baltimore  News.  It would be slanderous to say that in  Philadelphia the twentieth century will  not" begin till Jan. 1, 1910.���������Boston  Globe., y ���������".  It is said there have been 2,000 mysterious-disappearances from Philadelphia  during the last year. Could you blame  them ?���������Buffalo Express.  Grade crossings must go. and the sooner the railroad companies undertake to  co-operate fully with the city the better  it will be for them.���������Cleveland Leader.  So bear tracks have been found in the  suburbs of Louisville. Well, there aro  rumors that considerable of the population have been swallowed by bears lately.���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  By way of beginning the ���������hew-'year  aright New York reformers have inaugurated a crusade against vice. They have  undertaken a contract that is"-.likely." to  afford them innocent amusement for  some months to como..���������Minneapolis  Times. '  Chicago will not tolerate any histories  in her schools which refer to England  as "tho mother country." Chicago may  have vague and indefinite views about  its paternity, but it is very sure that  England isn't its mother. ��������� Brooklyn  Times.        ^      ��������� ...  An  End  of Ilnir Powder.  The noblemen   and  gentlemen   who  agreed to the Duke of  Bedford's  cropping proposal   a  few days  ago at Wo-  burn  abbey, when a  general  cropping  and  combing   out  of  hair  took place,  were Lords   William  Russell, Villers,  Paget, Sir H. JTeatberstone, Mr. Lamb-  ton,   Mr. Ant  Lee,   Mr.   R.   Lee,   Mr.  Trevers, Mr. Dutton, Mr. Day and Mr.  Vernon.    They entered into an engagement to forfeit a sum of money if  any  of them wore their hair tied or powdered within a oertain period.  Many noblemen and  gentlemen   in   the  county of  Bedford have since followed the example.    It has  beciome  general with  tbe  gentry in  Hampshire,   and  the  ladies  have left off wearing powder.���������London  Chronicle, Sept. 26, 1795.  Serving- a. Club Ten. 5'  One large "table may be used for the  'refreshments'and the'tea and coffee urns  should be placed each on an end of the  table and be presided over by some one  whose gown should harmonize with the  table decorations. Plenty of cups should  be placed at each end'and a dish of cut  sugar, and one of whipped cream be easily'within reach of the'pourer of coffee,  while sugar.and slices of lemon should be  conveniently near, the tea urn". Piles of  plates' and of napkins with any necessary  silver, should have places "on the table.  Sandwiches, crackers', fancy cakes, .etc.,  are suitable for receptions, and these  alone are sufficient, but any dainty which  may be eaten- without 'removing the  gloves may be properly served. Young  ladies may serve from such a table by  passing .among the guests with large^  plates of any food ^provided, or the ladies  may approach the table and take their  "tea and coffee directly from the pourcr.���������  Inez Redding in Woman's Home Com-f  panion:    " "'  "Watch Her Eat."  No prudent young man would think of  marrying a girl until he has seen her'eating several', times, declares a masculine  "observer,  according *to the  Philadelphia  t Inquirer.   If she eat her dinner in a lazy,'  * indifferent way, as if she took no interest  in the operation", be may'be'sure that she  will not take an interest'in his dinner,  and, though I have-met'many men'with  'no hearts, I never met one yet_without a  stomach.    A man admired three sisters  so'inucb^that hejdid not know'which of  them to select for a wife. ^He was en-  ' abled to decide by seeing them all eating  cheese on one occasion.   One of-them ,ate  a little of the rind of the chese. , This dis-^  qualified, her, showing as.it did that she  was coarse in her tastes.    A "second girl  cut the rind off,  but took 'much' of the  cheese with it.   >This cut off her chance,  for it  indicated   a  wasteful  disposition.  The third scraped off the rind carefully  and won the day���������or the man.   It was a  near shave, but she scraped into matrimony.  Limit tlie Brie-a-hrnc.  We never know until it is forced upon  us by comparison how often our houses  are overcrowded with bric-a-biac. Cheap  china may look well, but it is apt to accumulate with startling rapidity.  A good plan when purchasing bric-a-  brac is to buy nothing that has no visible  sphere of usefulness, or, if this seems too  broad a rule, to purchase only one of a  kind of the useless articles.  One tea table is enough for one room,  and Cups and saucers in a drawing room  when not on a tea table are useless.  .Avoid a superfluity - of match safes,  clocks and vase's. . Elegance consists in  hfl7ing things that are worth having, and  ju it enough of them.  Arrange bric-a-brac artistically and re-  f lember that it is not necessary to have  'wo articles of each kind. The day of  "matched" mantelpieces is no more.  The BnnfaeflB Woman,  Recently a clever woman read a paper  on "The Business Woman In the Home."  The speaker contended  that a  business  woman makes a better wife and housekeeper than the woman who has had no  training, because a woman who has been  out in the world to earn a living for herself knows the value of money.    Sho realizes the difficulty of working to please  an employer: therefore she makes a more  considerate mistress of servants, and her  business experience would make her also  a more sympathetic wife, since knowing  something of  the  cares  and   worries   of  business  life  herself she does not   think  her husband "a mean old thing" because  he docs not care to'talk'.trifles, or go out  to  a  dance  after  a day  of   worry   and  bother-at the office.  The business woman  has  learned   nothing that  unfits  her  for  home life. .'.-���������"'������������������'���������  THE   WRITERS.  I!ou    Ortti-sli   Tr.oopx   Iii   Action   Are  S^!l������S>lio������l  With  Auiiunniti'on.  /If it'wne not that .Liore is a very ex-'  (���������client and ci.-iboraJe system of supplying soldiers with am munition during  the course of'a fight, it would be al- ,  most hopeless to attack any portion.  .Modern cartridges are 'very heavy  things to carry. The long bullet, the-  heavy brasswork of the case and the-  weight of tho wads and powder all'  combine to produce an article which,  though it "m of small compass, is very  weighty.  When  our  soldiers are attacking "a  Boer position, their operations require .  that each mau shall have a large sup-"'  ply of ammunition.   This must all be-  carried forward ns the fight progresses.  '  The   Boer   intrenched   upou   a 'hilltop '  'may have the largest supply of h'is ana-,  munition   by   his  side,  and   he is   uot  weighted down  by  it, as our soldiers"  are when storming a position. ^-':  During a protracted fight the British '  soldier-is in'most instances compelled'  lo fire away all the am munition which  he Js 'personally able to carry.   l\'n or-'*  .dinary private carries 100 rounds.- Just $  before an action, when heavy firing is  'expected,   this   100   rounds-is' supplemented by 50 more from the battalion^  'reserve of 77  rounds per  man.,' Thus,  each' private advances into battle carrying-no less than 100 possible dealers-  of death.        ' '   , '  Whenever a soldier falls or is'wound-i  ed   he is immediately  stripped of  bis^-  'ammunition, and it is at once distribut-.1*  ed among the men .who are still csipa-.*  bio of carrying on the fight.    The re-;'  serve ammunition for each battalion is'  carried in four-carts aud on the backs- "  of tAvo'pack' mules.    When an action  appears imminent, a temporary reserve's  called a "British reserve" is formed.  , This  consists    of    two  carts  taijen  from each of, tbe four battnlions.com-'  posing  the   brigade.    The   special "reserve is placed'under an officer'select-^  ed  for the occasion.    In the event >ofj  any of the battalions becoming" detached from tbe brigade tbVy receive'their  own.carts.back again.      ' ���������"      /f -'; ���������_" ���������  , In addition to the above there'is*.al- '  ways with the regular ammunition-column 77 rounds foi; each  man,Yaud'ra  .further supply  is-carried  in  the '"am-  ���������Munition paek'Vof '55 rounds per man:    .  Accordingly the iota!" amount' carried   I  -In  the-field  for each  infantry'".soldier/'  works oiit at 3ui) "pound's.,   . ." ',^i "Jj,' v  The men who actually bring iip the  cartridges to their comrades - of the  fighting line are selected from each  company for their'strength and agility".  The duty of bringing up supplies of  ammunition during an engagement is  a very arduous one. and only the most  physically fit are able to attempt it. , ������  The mules which accompany a* battalion are supposed to get within H00  yards of the men in action and the  carts to within 1,000 yards.���������London"  Mail. .. <-  /' A;  Y .  ii  t e!  /������������������!"'  '   )". ,������'V>  v **&���������  "if  -<<���������-  ,:l\  J ^i-]>  -.-M -m-V.  ,- ������������������>,-������/>  It is said that   Miss Mary Cholmonde-  ley. the author of "Red  Postage."'  which  is  now  being so  widely   read,  took three  .years to write her famous book.  By invitation, Louis Houore Fechnte  and Dr. William Henry Drummond. two  Canadian poets, have recently visited  Chicago and given readings from their  poetical works.  Jerome li. Jerome takes his vacations  on a farm, where be becomes one of the  day laborers. He has studied agriculture both from a theoretical and practical point of view and expects to establish a model farm of. his own next summer.  Hall Caine has taken a magnificent  flat in Rome and intends passing the winter there. There have been indications  for some time past that he is making a  close study of the conditions of Rimian  life, with a view to reproducing it in a  novel. '���������  Safety of Railway  Travel.-1-  "I dcu't know of any safer pastime-  than railway travel." said Auditor Curry  of the Nickel   Plate road  recently.  The reports of tbe interstate commerce-  commission show that out of U.000.O0O-  passengers one man is killed each y^ar.  and 'that one iu 200,000 is hurt.    That  means all manner of hurts, broken legs  as well as broken fingers and an occasional bump from rolling out of an upper berth.    Why,  more men get, hurt  walking along   the  streets   by   bricks  falling on them or by stumbliug over-  stray dogs or being run over by bicycle  riders   than   receive   injuries  on   railroads. ' Here   is   tbe  practical   result:  The accident insurance companies pay-  double damage to a  man  hurt on the  railways���������t!iey know perfectly well the  inconsiderable     percentage ��������� of    such  risks.    Aud the best risks are coin mo r-  ciaI travelers.   They know exactly how-  to travel, audd'or that reason dainage.  comes   to   a   drummer   as . seldom   as  teeth to a hen."���������Cleveland Plain Deal-'  or.   ���������'.--��������� "'  Twentieth Centnry Dntcn.  The   twentieth   century,   which   will  begin   on   Tuesday,  Jan.   1, .1901;  will  have 2-1 leap years, the greatest number possible.    February will have five  Sundays' three   limes���������1920.   194S and  197,0.     The  earliest   possible   date   on  which  Easter can  occur is  March  12.  The last time it occurred on that date  wj?s ISIS.    The latest that  Easter can  occur is April 23.    It will occur but one  time  in  the  coming century  on  that  date���������1943.     Tbe   middle   day   of  the  century  will  be Jan.   1,   1931.  ".There  will be 380 eclipses during the coming-  ceutury.    In  1935 there will be seven  eclipses, o There   will   be   eight   solar  eclipses visible in the United States���������  193S, 1923. 1925, 1945.  1954.  1979. 19S4  and 1994.   There will be 12 transits of  Mercury.    There will be no transit of  Venus until 2004.  To Be 12-cpccted.  Housekeeper���������Cail theseapplesRhode  Island Greenings, do youV Seems to  me they are awfully small.  Dealer���������Yes. mum. Rhode Island is  a small state, mum.���������New Xork vVeek-  ly. inA.i.ucp^giKne___|i_,���������^ie  II    ���������  il  I'-fi  mi  p  IV'  i  y  in  i  liit  i  ft..  I--  ��������� 'rt    t  W  hi.-  f '  ft'  I!' ,���������  l'tr-  -  I'll  I'ti '-'  !*���������"  ������PP*WK*J������  ISSUED EVERY   TUESDAY     '  Juttl. 36. Hnoerson, JB'oitov.  KSr Advertisers who  want th ir ad  eb^g-ed,    ql^'uld   get    copy in    by  > %*2 $.m.' day before issue.  Subscribers    tailing      to   rece;ve     Ti E  I  , News Regularly will confer a faycr by  noti-^  f   iu    the office.   ,  , -Job "Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  TCJESDAY, MAY 15th, 1900.  "W0EZIN6MAFS   FRIEND."  \V������ notice that W. W. B; Mclnnes in his telegrams referring to  fhe���������' South   Jfanairao   nomination,  says, he will down the Coal   Baron  and that Dunsmuir musf, be floored  i  ifec.     Of course, we all   know that  fAc. is talking through his bat, and  i o  that that  hat   is a   veiy-l>ig   one,  ���������jnce the mighty braip.began to expand ajid put the   bursting   st-rain  pn all   whjgh   W������Vd<l   restrain   \ts  polossal   working*.      The   pose of  <*Workingman's    friend''    is    erne  largely assumed by   the   sprouting  jpliticians of fphe present   day, but  if the claim is a   genuine one, bow  can dyspeptic ravings   of this   sort  fae made to consistency   mix   with  ihe   general  brpad    pplicy  which  phouid bp tbe first essential of every  true,   .*\yprkingman's  friend?"    It  would   seem   to   the  uninsiructed  that one most, friendly, aot, to the  fTQrking man would be the providing of some means   by   which  the"  nioney held by the "bloated, \apitr  alist"   would   be. distributed   and  made to flow into the hands of the  workingman.   rAnd in our present  D pen lightened times, it  s-eems that  Tthe best way to arrive at this  is by  inducing the capitalist to  invest ip  works of some surt  which   necessi*  tates t-he emplpymen,t   of   a   large  number of men.    The?e men,  with  their- farpilies soon create a demai-d  ior prpduce and manufaptuved goods  pf all .kinds.   ,Now Mr.   Dunsmuir  may be a very bad  man.     Indeed,  ��������� jf we take the opinion of some people, he must be indeed a devouring  monster-.   But,  have  those  people  pYer considered the amount of capital he has laid out in British   Columbia, and especially in   Vancouver Island, in   works   which   provide labor for the    Working   man?  Have   they   ever    calculated   the  1 . p.tfiu-aber,.of persons who are dependant upon Mr,  Dunsnmir's money  alone for their daily   bread? They  imay answer, "Well, I work for what  I get, and am not dependent upon  Punsmu.ir   far iL" ; . But   they are  dependant upon him for labor, and  witbput labor  they^ could   not exist under present conditions.    Take  for   example,   the  little   town   of  Cumberland.      People    live    here  iust about as comfortably clad and  fei as in auy part oi   the Province.  Business men piy   their  vocations,  and farmers find a   ready   market  for their produce.    Let  the   mines  be closed and what would happen?  Would the men got   money here to  buy goods   to   support   the   storekeepers, or buy the   farmers'   pro-  dace? No!   Would the demagogues  v. ho preach the speci -us d- ctrine of  'duwn with them,"   provide   labor  tor the masses whom they thus try  t j mislead, or would tlaey   form an  Utopia   where   all   wuitld live  in  piece   and   content     forevermore?  Why in less than a'   month,   there  would not be   a   man   laft   in   all  Cumberland, and the farmers would  have to go farther   afield for   their  mtrkt-t, just as th'ey did, in the old  d tys when everthing   went ,toN,-  n d/jjo,   and,   with    probably   the  same transportation as ' they   then  . ad, when they were often forced to  seh for what they could get in preference to taking produce home again.  A few years ago, a certain   fanner,  in conversation,  begariva  bitter at  tack upon Mr.   Dunsmuir,   among  o-her things  saying   that   he  was  running the   place.    "Weil,"   fcaid  his listener, "I ��������� don't   know   anything about it. Let us change tbe subject.    Have you any hogs to seil?"  '���������No," he   answered,   "I have just  sold about 40 at   10 cts.   per - lb.,  alive."    '"That is   a   large   price,"  ventured   his questioner.    "Yes, it  is much more than  we used  to get  taking . them to   Nanaimo, and no  expense in delivery."    ''Where did  you     sell   them?"      "At     Union  Mines"    "Well you were just abusing Mr. Dui.smuir,   arid   yet   you  sell your hogs at a large advance."  "Well,'-' said   he, "Dunsmuir   does  not  buy "them,   it   is   the   men."  "But   who'   employe   the   men?''  This    eemt-d   unanswerable   other  than   with   a   laugh.      Now   this  small incident should  show thinking people   that   a   comparatively  i  Havino- received through the*last two weeks an , abundance . of  new  stock in many lines we are "prepared'to.show    the    newest   things   in  sprino- goods.     Celebrating time is near at hand and we can   help  ybii  prepare tor it.     Do not wait until the nicest and best,are picked up. by \  the wide awake buyers.  ������ RV-JUC HK.APC CREAM OF TARTAR POWDER  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold; Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Baking; Powder j containing:  glum.   They are injurious to health  SilkValues  The price of silk has taken a shaip  advance, but we have a few specials  picked up by Mr. Stevenson while in  Montreal and New York.  Our 50 cent blouse silks are extra value and only one blouse length of each.    v  Twelve shades in shot taffetas in newest colorings, 75 cents a yard.  Wash Goods,  Last week we  received  a ' choice   "assortment  selected from   our   mammotl  stock   in   Nan,iiino.    These   consist   ol  fancy piqnes, 6 yards for $1-00.   r Regular 20 cents pei yard..    .  Muslins -' .  | MushnJ of latest designs and weaves  at most pcpular pnees. It will more  than pay y.ou to call and inspect these  goods before buying elsewhere.  Prints and Galateas  It is often a'grc.it source of annoyance  to'find that after Inning a print and mal -  ������ing it up, it will neurit 1 wear or wasl;.  We have these in the best quality and  colors.  See our galatea cloths for boys'  blouses.  20 cents on a Dollar  Is what we can save you on sheetings  and pil bw cotton. We have, just to  hand a case of MILL REMNANTS of  sheetings     First come first served.  Ladies' Waists  See our la'cl-.es' white waists, trimmed  with insertion and linen colUr and,curls,  $1.50 each.  A*splendid variety, of colored waists  from 50 cents up.   ���������  ���������  Wash Skirts ���������  These are in plain white duck  and  pique with and Vilhotit blue irimmnigT'"'"'"^'  Black and white with   black tnmming.  A Wonder  In pictuie value. We'have only a few,  not more th,in 30 altogether, hthogragh  and steel engravings ��������� of our Transvaal  Heroes, Roberts, Kitchener, McDonald,  Bnller and that more than   hero   Baden-  Powell, 25 cents each,   worth  -Si.ob,   19.  inches by 30 inches. ' .  Millinery ,  .  The 24th of May is coming and' every  one will want a new hat. ' Do not-wait  until the last hour of the last day , to get  your choice for, well, someone else will  have it.  Trimmed hats from $1.50 up:    .Sailor*'  trimmed or plain from 40 cents up;,  ,    Y.-Y ' i; * - '    .  '   :  Ribbon pulley belts in a variety of col  ors lionv25 cents up. ���������>-,',  Special Value  In kid gloves, We have just received 4  a tan glove in all'sizes at 75 cents -"per j  pair, worth Si.00. This is the. best'  glove value we ever had. ' r w ,  Men's Shirts  ' New designs ancKcolor.ngs   in. men's]  shirts, $1.00 each, worth $1.25. , ',    * '-  Ties    . o.-        ;_ r'r-- _f  ,   Tl e best  and   newest   assortment   of,|  men's ties in io������vn.< - >��������� ,'  .CUMBERLAND'!  small coi.cern like the Union I^ines  is'of j ui.lic bcnef'.t, and eii-oly the  nianvW.o p]n<������s his Tjaone\ in'ventures ot this .fprt in ������ . country as  new as ours -is-a public l������*-rief������ctor  and not one who should be  "dow ne'"1." '  "The     undertaker   is  very   jolly     this  this   morning..      "Yos      Three   nuncJred  new doctors were graduated last night.  ���������Harlem Life.'  SMOKE THE  Miner        La Moreno,  Interior,     Lazette.  A   Clear,   Long    Havanna    Filler,-  Mariu-'  factured by the  TJLMB GffiAE IFd. OOMPABT, Ltd.  KAMLOOPS, B. C I  Nothing    but    Union     Labor   Employed. |  PROTECT HOME INDUSTRY:-     '  1TOJE& SALBBT  G. Howe, J. Humphreys, Union Bay. R. J.  Robertson, Wm. Gi.eason, S.Davis, Mrs. Piket, |  J. H. Piket, JohnTha, Cumberland, B^C. Wm. |  Glennan, Ashman & Co., Courtney. G. G Mc- |  Donald, Cumox. ... 14  Di'.ecc fVrriV the: mills,   One CarJoacJ' ol^lour, Wheat,  Cliop, Bran, Shorts,_*���������-���������*���������������**���������������*> -1   ' '],   ,  oNECAPirADQF-   GROCERIES  We are opening out this week a lull line of hdies' misses ahfj  children'^ shoes and hosiery, gent's underwear, shirts, ties, coll  lars and hats. A complete stock,of the very latest and newest  styles will soon be placed on onr shelves. We intend.to ^ makl  it worth vour while to trade with us.      An inspection invited.  \  Waller &. Partridg^l  COLUMBIA      AND  HARTFORD  AND ALL KINDS OF SPOUTING GOODS  Bicycled  x ----- - .. .. $  imited   |  lability |  1 _Be=io:_A.BXji:sH:H3_D issa-.-        V  ^    . ���������i���������DEALERS IN  (������  I  Hardware,     Tools,    Wagons,     Carriages, |  I Farm imolements and Machinery. |  fisdall's Gun Store,   Vancouver, B, t\  MUNICIPALITY OF THE  OITTOF CUMBEBLAIil  1TOTICB..  tmmtamrjavatf.aiCiAmLia^if. ^^z^issj^jiJxrAtsaccriXM^^M'^^^M;'  I  1 liners' Toole ml Gamp Cutflts a Sjiicially. >,  wnlwv   Bicyc.en-. |}  I  VICTORIA.    VANCOUVER.    KAMLQOPS, |  ^ Ma.S'ey-Hurris  %  NOTICE.  The Peoples' Candidate.  LEWIS   MOUNCE.  .Committee Rooms over Tarbell's  Store. All supporters are cordially inaited to attend.  Committee.  <JU���������IlltH  iiiwii'i mmwrrmnii  BICYCLE RIDERS  caught  ridinR  the sidewalk   after   this date   v%ill;J  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  '    Laurence W. Nunns,  y City CleikJjl  Cumberland, B.C., May 8th, 1900. ii  tT1LiJw^-4tf,r.T*."r*yT"'r'mi���������JtJ-":i ,������i>r!rjra-ntrnMttsii^aBXAf^^^***i  1   TICTOBIA NEW3.  Victoria, May 14'���������The Hotel Strath:  c.na, new tourist resort at Shawni_>u  Lake -was totally destroyed hy fire on Sunday. Loss $25,000. Was to be opened thi?  week.     Row the firs started, ia %. m^st<;������y.  liADYSMITi  (Extension) \  LOTS FOR r*ALE, .    I  Js\pply to, i

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