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Ir Msmnir. Help tlie Toin ,| Important Annoimcemeiit,
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OUR STOCK OF SUMMER UNDERWEAR ���  ; ' ���      ���'
Belts, Bicycle, Hose,  Negligee Shirts,
,   r and Fancy Ties , is complete.
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Lip-lit    Weight   Summer'  Underwear
irom $1..00'.per ouit up.
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Do.not fail'^to .purchase.ra   Packet .'of BACHELOR
-. ��    BUTTONS   before -leaviiig on" tlie   Excursion.
Per'-Packet, "'15c.*   /    They are' one 6f-the\Best
,. " Inventions for the.'Peace'.bf "Man:     ...   *.."-',.. s ..'
ForJSale  at
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lei-ser:s big store
e^@g^S%ge5?@gggg@a��gg^5^�� e&&2@S&<* ��2Sg^g<gei3S��<gge
���' .^hardware: mill-and-tuning machinery
������ "o^'^fSS- Nir"BAI^ING ; IMPLEMENT^
Agents for,McCormick-Harvesting Machinery." ' >- '   ' '-  * '���
^rrite;prvprioc^and,particularB.    P.:A;Drawer/563.'   i '-    ''".--$
at this
'  in tne���cpurse of conversation with
Mr Geo'.- Clinton^ the-Union Col-
Jiery CoVbbliging -paymaster, one
dfiy lately, our correspondent asked
about' the' prospects   of   the   new
shafts,-Nos. 7 and 8.    That gentle-,
man said---* We are fully satisfied
of the existence of- a large body of
coal, equal in quality to our best
No. 4, in the field now being exploited., As yoirare no doubt aware'
our coal here c6mmands��the" sale of
all Pacific coast products.     An example of this'is"-shown'in the  fact'
of  the U.S.  Navy using our coal)',
.after making many exhaustive tests
.of all Pacific'coals,'and picking on
ours in   the, face of  much natural
.prejudice  in:favour  of  their own.
products over the-line.-- This place
is bound to be an��importantone by
reason of these facts.    Our fields are'.
of great extent,' and the quality of-
. the coal, is very sup^enoY,"  -'. :    ' ..
-'-Is there any ground for the ru-:
mour   that, \ipoi_Vthe' opening'of'
.'these shafts,'there.will be a  town'-,
site laid out in the near-vicinity of
those mines ?" '    " '���
"None whatever!    Oh the contrary, I-am  pleaoed 'to*be able to
.tell.you, that (he Company,has decided,   upon  .'making   substantial
-concessions' to   all ..workmen, who,
wishJ,o.build ,-in':-this town.,1' Tlie"
��� part ,o'f Cumberland .extending towards the; Y,*" which",  y.ou .under-' J
,s?.^nd,   vi as surveyed / into lots, "but'
.noj legistered-'as'part; of -the"town,"
��� will, ,be^thrown- Pp)in.Joi;:saie,^ audi;
���.purchasers inteiidirtg' building""wilf
^be able-'to. get \them.at veryVmall
figures. In addition,'the land lying
j   We have made arrangemencs.by-'
which our "subscribers  may secure
the y News," ' together   with ' the
"Montreal   Family Herald''   and
" Weekly, Star,", at 'a/very cheip
rate. '  The two papers, from June,
1st,- to  December 31st,. 1902,   together with the beautiful coronation
pictures of King Ed ward and' Queen
Alexandra, for $1.00:     Strictly in
advance.     Think of it!  ' The two
papers "with, supplements  for. 100
cents:   Here is a chance, fpr people
not already subscribing, to try our
.paper and get the " Star," the most
* popular eastern journal.   . Old sub'-'
,_8cnbers,' by paying arrears, if any,
/aud' the,"dollar  i^ advance,  may
'��� take ad.vantage of this offer..'
With> Parasol,  Hood or Canopy Tops,   and
Rubber Tire Wheels ."*... $14 to $35
���GO - CARTS���
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That are adjustable to any position, complete with Parasol Top, Cushions and Rub-
&er Tire Wheels. .'.   $11.40 to'$25 '
Oar Assortment of Patterns- was never  as
large as this seasons���Our Makes the Best.
Write for Illustrations and give us an idea as to style wanted.
WEILER   BROS.,    ~; Home
A carioal of instruments just eceived. Designs all new, and
.many, improvements in construction. Piano buyers would do
well- 1.0 see, the ,u MASON & Rl'SCH," as these instruments
cannot be beaten.
IT'S "*
Easy terms of purchase
north of" the townsite,  back of the
Court-house and Hospital, is-to te
euiveyed   into  1 acre ��� and ���_ acre
lo's, and will behold to bona fide'
builder's at nominal figures.     We
intend to do all possible to make a
place of  this, and will  offer every
inducement possible for people to
build  and  make their homes here.
: Upon the starting up of Nos. 7 and
j 8y all  the Company's- works, -ai d
offices  will   be  erected   at  the Y,
on   the   ground  levelled   off some
years ago.    'This will be the centie
of our  train   system.,     A   car will
then pick up' workmen for the lake
at the okl btations, and another  at
the  Government road crossing for
Nos 5, 7 and 8.     The Corporation
of Cumberland, since incorporation,
have done remarkably well.    They
have kept free from debt,- and done
much needed improvement. It is our
purpose.to Ivlp the town in every
possible way, and, as I said before,
there will he no Vuilding done or
permitted near the new shafts, for
workmen will have  very little fm-
ther to go  by train  to reach   their
work at these places, than theyhuve
now at No. 4,"
��� City Council has appointed Dr
Gille/fpie ' health officer, \ vice- Dr
Staples resigned.'/., .'     '       '"l"'
The 'Jolly,4 Club Dance which
was intimated in ,last��� week's' issue
has been postponed.- ' ������ "-J ,- -,
. Dr Gillespie has lately passed his'
examination'of' the, B.C. Board of
Physicians yery, Successfully.    ,: .'���/-
The "Coast,;' for May, is,up to its
usual good mark. "Its papers, '"A
Western Man,'in -the East" are
most entertaining;    ���     ���'  �� *
. H.RLS. 'Phaeton has'heen--in
Comox harbour for a few-days., ghe
leaves to day for,"Victoria, and'wilf
return to' Comox after .'the celebration,        . "     ;'   V-.o..J       ..      i: "���
[ 'Cumberland.; h��s. "the distinction-'
the 'coast'."cities. \-..Last week the"
'1 nek}-owner, afters a hard 'and ex^~
hausting( day's official duty in town
jumped into his "horseless carriage"
to drive home. ' The shafts--were
resting,on,the ground, and the auto
wouldn't move. '"Gyup there!" no
! move, and a bystander ventured
the opinion that it,would be better
to hitch up the horse first.    "Horse
bed d!   I know-wK.it I'm do
ing. Gimme the lines. Gyup now!
The horse was finallybrought from
the stable and duly hitched in, and
away went pur friend. Happy, you
say? "You bet!
- The Electric Light Company has
been incorporated and registered
under the B.C. "Companies Act,"
with a capital of $25,000. It is-the
intention to begin work very soon,
and immediately after this, will'
offer for sale 1000 shares at $10 per
share for 30 days, -after* which
pe-iod the sale will be closed. This
is to  allow local  investors to  o-et
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LOS 1 between. Vendome Hotel and Butcher
,khop, ou 1st instv.a Lady'a BRACELET ' -
���made-.up ^."22-Spanish  i^reals.-iFWd^:"
on returning same to "New8'�� o^'cewiU
\ be rewarded. ;Y~ ! -J-"'    '--';-.'���> '- Y'^y
&'S"J\ i&il
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FOUND," on Comoxl-NaiTafmo' 'wagon
road, a Doub/e-Barrelled Breech-loading Shot'Gun. V Owner-can-have same
-bv.prjv.ng property and payirig, for
tins advertisement��� Marshall1-Laird
"Union Bay, May 6th^ 1902.   " ���
Th.o Pianola., :
The Aeolian,
Agents   For
Tlie Vocalion Organ,
" Mason & Biscli" . Pianos.
Y.W.ord ��� was ' recei-ved Monday of
the death of this estimable lady re-
) suiting .'from the operation she
underwent in "Nanaimo. y*Mr Jones
has the sympathy of all in his
sorrow'. y
stock if they wish to. It is the intention to erect a power house near
No. 6 shaft, a steam lease having
been secured from the Colliery Co.
for running purposes.
��> WHARF    NOTES.'        :t
Vancouver, J^.C.
Victoria, B.C.
rraajawry*t**ii i m��\% n ��a
Work of Every Description
at Moderate Rate
Don't fail to attend the concert
which' is to be held in Cumberland
Hall next Monday night, in aid of
the" Union-Combx Hospital. The
best talent in town has been engaged to take part including Prof.
Schaffner and the Colored Quartette
S.S. Wellington, capt. Salmond,
arrived.-from Juneau and took a
cargo of coal, sailing for San Francisco Friday.,.  \
The ship Charmer,'capt. Slater,
arrived from San Francisco Monday and is loading a cargo of coal
for Dutch Harb'mr.
Ship Glory of the Seas, Captain
Freeman, completed her carg> of
coal and coke and sailed for San
Francisco Tuesday.
S.S. Boseowitz called in for bunker coal Tuesday." She was bound
to the Northern B.C. canneries and
had a full cargo of cannery supplies
and about 20 passengers.
Barge Robert Kerr arrived on
Tuesday in tow of the s.s. Pilotand
took a cargo, of coal for Vancouver
sailing early-Wednesday morning.--
. ' S.S. Maggie, with, two scows in
tow, anived Tuesday from "Seattle,
���and took 500 tons of coal'to be
landed at Port Orchard for the use
of the U.S. Navy vessels.     . - �����
U.S. Revenue Cutter Thetis arrived onSunday 'and'took a supply
of bunker coal, sailing on Wednesday' afternoon"  for'   Behring �� Sea "
where she will spend the summer
cruising in the neighbourhood of St.
'-Michael and Cape No rite.    She is in '
command of capt Healey, one of the
oldest  navigators  in  the Alaskan
S.S. Eagle of Vancouver called in^
Friday for bunker coal. She had
been to one of the Islands off Cape
Scott with a party of capitalists
jooking at some mining property.
Th^y report having had a fairly
good trip and are wtiU satisfied with
the prospects they found there.
Work id to be started on a copper
proposition on a large scale this
S.S.   Princess  May arrived from
Skagway Wednesday:!rid took bunker   coal  and   proceeded   direct to
. Victoria  to   go   on   ihe., " Marine
-Ways" to have a new propeller fit-   ,
ted; tliis was occasioned by the ves-  ���-
sel striking a log ou the way down
and   breaking   two   blades off   her
propeller.    She called  in again on
Su nday   on   her  way   norIh for a
further supply of bunker coal.   She
had SO passengers  bound for Dawson and a full freight.
U.S. Congress lias passed a vote
of $800,000 for the relief of the sufferers in the Antilles by the recent
seismic disturbances.
The Galveston tragedy, which
horrifipd the worid, pales into comparative in-ignificance before thia
fearful calamity. XtXHXUUm^y^n^icJ _.  ���������*s*  % _v.  ^<vK\  -A Tale of the Cattle Thieves of Agua  Caliente.  '-Copyright,   1900   by  W.   LcC.   Beard.  Tlie men saw Spider nearly as soc������u a3  I. Two of them at once pulled up their  horses and stopped, evidently intending  to har tlie way. Spider stopped also.  The men rode on, and Spider followed,  /preserving   his    distance    unchanged.  wonldn' be no livin in the same camp  with 'im. But he seared-me, that's a  fact. That's reelly why I thumped 'im.-  I'd be' mighty sorry it that ,kid got  .hurt, an he was fixin ter ' get hurt the  very beat he knowed. Here he comes,  now, grinnin so tbe grin runs ever his  face all down bis back."  "Them rustlers'was a-waitin fer me,  was they?" called Spider as soon aa be  got close enough. - "Well, jus' you look  over there once." .-He pointed to a  moonlit space between tWo^ deep shadows nearly a mile away. Three men* on  horseback were crossing it rapidly.,  going in the direction of Agua Caliente.  'They repeated  this  maneuver  two or  ���������three times until   at last the man with    There was, no doubt about their being  -the Mexican  hat   lost  his temper./, He  'turned suddenly and darted after Spider  -at the full speed of his horse.  . Firing three quick, shots at his pursuer, Spider whirled about, and,' with  <a yeliof delight, vanishedjinto the sh'ad-  "Ilooray!" ,tie yelled at the top of his  shrill voice.  ���������ow,    disappearing    as    completely   as  ' thougbuthe   earth   had swallowed him.  ^Evidently recognizing the unwisdom of  < -getting closer to an adversary who, unseen himself, can still see, the Mexican  turned   bis    horse    toward   the   Herd.  "Emerging once more from  the shadow.  '.Spider followed as before. .  ' Just what Spider was trying to do I  ���������<3id not know. It was'plain, however,  that lie was in some need of assistance,  as there were three men opposed to him.  I vjas about to start at full speed down  :thu hill when Lee stopped me.  "Hoi' on I" be whispered' excitedly,  ^catching my - horse -'< by the bridle.  '"Don't' start ter������run down this yer  ^slope���������you'll   only break  yer neck, an  ~   -*-hen' you won't be no good to nobody.  Cher's   plenty er time.  That kid, he's  ��������� .'.fas' worryin them three chumps into a  VRi���������^without no danger to  himself too.  A iDon't' you see how he keeps jus' outer  pifetol shot? Take it easy .down the  slope. , Once we're on .the' level, then  wp'll rush 'em."  f~ Our horsea picked their own way  down the dark, bowlder strewn hillside.  When wc reached the plain, there was  ������an"instant's pause. Lee drew his rifle  from the becket that rested under his  Jeft knee.  "Ready?" he asked.    [ was quite as  ���������sreadyas I was likely to be, but he waited for no reply.    Dropping the reins on  'the neck of bis horse, he sent home his  ������������������spurs and   dashed   ont   into  the inoon-  ��������� light, yelling like an Indian and pumping his repeating rifle with both hands  ���������as lie went. As we came Spider swerved his horse and drew his pistol. Then  iie recognized us.  '-Hooray I" he yelled at the top of bis  ��������� MSbrill voice.    "I  knowed  you'd .come.  We got 'em! WhcopI Yip. yip, yip!  ���������Come on I I ben a-follerin them thieves  -all night."  Lee and I were riding' side by aide.  "-Spider was some little distance ahead,  ���������shouting these, remarks over his shoul-  ���������der. He intended to stay ahead, too, for,  :ride as we might, neither Lee nor I  'could catch him. The three men who  "were driving our cattle did notwait.for  ���������ns. Firing an ineffective shot or two  they turned to one side and vanished in  the shadow of 'the hill. Spider turned  his horse in pursuit.  "Come back!" called Lee. "Come  .back here, yon kid!    You crazy?"  Spider paid no attention whatever,  'but rede on at the best speed his pony  ��������� could show  "Come back, I say. or I'll rope your  :pony   an    throw    him!"   shouted   Le9  again.  "Havo ter get within cast first, an  ���������you can't do it. "returned Spider defiantly What he said was quite true.  We-were losing ground at every stride.  We.were well into the shadow now.  "Come back!" 1 called in despair.  "Will you obsy orders or not?" Spider  stopped instantly.    ���������  "Course, if it's an order it goes," he  said.    "But w 1 iat d'yon .wante'r pull up  "'.'fer when we  jus' got er chance tsr get  them   thieves?" Lee had no words' to  - waste ,at' the time.    Ho  took Spider by  the   collar~of  his   flannel shirt,  lifted  ���������him half  out of   his'saddle, shook him  soundly, culled   bis   ears  and then re-  - turned him, with a thump, to his seat.  "S'pose   you >vanter get er hole shot  in your fool little.hide jus' because you  ���������think  it's   smart, "said   Lee,-when he  ���������had -completed  these operations   to his  -.satisfaction.    "You couldn't tell where  ti>em' rustlers wa.s a-waitin fer you in  the tiark   there.'   -Now get. them cattle  xnovin   fer   home er   I'll   take off yer  chaps an spank you with 'em.'' To'szy  -great surprise Spider took these correc-  ������������������ tions  and   cantered   away to  obey his  ���������orders without a word.    But. then. Lee  ���������had always been very good to Spider.  "S'pose I reelly oughter not a shook  'im so," the cowboy went on regretful  ��������� ly when Spicier   had left.    "I couldn't  'iiet   'im  get -so uppity,  though.   Ther  tbe thieves. No other men would have  been likely to be������in that deserted place  at such a time, or, if they had been,^  they would have shown themselves before when Spider was firing distress  signals.  "Do you suppose that those fellows  will go after more men and then come  down on us?" I asked Lee as Spider returned to his work.  "Nope," replied the cowboy. "They  can't afford ter take no chances, er  they'd 'a' staid an fought it out. It ain't  no joke fer a man ter get'-ketched liftin  cattle roun here. You c'n ��������� raise the  country ter go after 'im, an if he's  caught he don't get ter jail aliye. Them  fellers was gonter.take these'here cattle  across the line into Mexico���������it ain't  more'n 20 miles from Agua Caliente���������  an sell 'em there. Better get them cattle over the divide an inovin to'rds  home, "though, as soon as we kin. It's  mos' sun up now. "  ���������    The cattle, tired and thirsty, started  willingly enough   toward our camp by  the river, but they moved very slowly,  after the manner of cattle.   We'had onr���������,  hands full in hurrying  them,- all  three  of US.  As Lee' had said, it was nearly sunrise. The cattle had hardly crossed the  low ridge when the summit* of the  hills were reddened by, the first -beams  of the sun that shot up over the level  edge of the desert. This reminded me  -of the foreman's -threat concerning  Agua Caliente and its inhabitants, ol  had forgotten it until then.  "How far do'iyru think we are from  the camp?" I asked Lee. ' -  "Our camp? Ten er 'leven miles.  More maybe," he replied..  "We can't get there in an hour,  then," I said/ "Perhaps I had better  send Spider on ahead to tell them we're  all right."  Lee objected. He could see no reason  why we should send any one away.  There were only three of us as'it was,  and there wa.s plenty of work to keep  -us all busy. 'Evidently he had not heard  what the foreman had said, so I told  him. It .did not seem to alter his opinion, however. , Spider threw up his hat  and shouted. The hat fell beyond his  reach, but he picked it up without dismounting ������and" evinced a decided in-,  clination "to depart immediately for  Agua Caliente. I sternly restrained him.  "So the foreman said he'd go over to  Agua Caliente for a visit,,did he?' Well,  unless we meet up with the hoys as  they go, them thieves what holds'forth  in tbe .town will see an awful lot er fun  by two hours from now. When the fore-,  man says he'll do a thing, that's the  thing he does every trip," commentec  Lee, grinning delightedly. "But we're  sure to meet up with the boys���������we're  right in their track," he added, with a  reassuring nod.  The foreman was even better.than his  word. Hardly had Lee finished speaking,  when a cloud of dust that had been  rapidly moving over the desert proved  to be the wake that followed our men.  Except Hollis, every one of them was  there, even the Ballet Girl. He had  screwed the spike that decorated the  end of his artificial leg into the foot  rest of his wooden stirrup and was riding straight and well, his long gray  beard blowing back over his shoulder.  Tha heavy pistol that always hung in  his belt was re-enforced by another, and  across his saddle a rifle was balanced.  Whilo   the   boys   noisily greeted Lee"  and" Spider the foreman   rode   directly  up-to me and without   preamble  began  to explain the suddenness of his appearance  ���������'Yon see, I didn' say I wonldn' start  oft before the time I set. " said he. "I  didn' mean ter, .though,- when you left,  but the boys they got dead anxious.  vTher's been a lot er them rustlers f'orn  Agua Caliente. hangin roun the place,  an we-all thought you mighter stacked-  tip agains' some trouble. So the boys  got kinder scared ...up for ycii. Why,  even the Bally Gnrl. he starts out an  gives me fits fer lettin you go without  the lot of us back er you. He saddles up  a horse an gets out his; guns, an swears  he'll lead the boys himself if I don't  start out. He's dead game, the Bally  Ixiirl is, an I tell you these boys is a  mighty good lot er boys."  "But I told you particularly that you  weren't to attack Agua Caliente, " said  I reproachfully. "You weren't going  to do that, were you?" The foreman  looked somewhat dubious.  THE CAUSE OF HICCOUGH.  <   Hiccough is  due  to  the spasmodic  contraction  of the  diaphragm.   This  is tlie result of the irritation of the  ends of the phrinic.and pneumogas-  tric nerves in the stomach acting re-  fle'xly , upon the diaphragm. The,  exciting condition of the nerves can  be overcome by a simple pressure of  the index .finger just above the upper  end of the stermum. ,  The Prussian prayer-book enjoins  that the ���������whole of the service, including the sermon, shall not last aboye  one hour.   ���������  ' Eat     whole  desire to keep  wheaten  bread .if you  your teeth.  More than 22 millions of tons of  iron ,ore will be moved from Lake  Superior ports this year.  It was an Irish philosopher who  said : "Idleness' clothes a man with  nakedness."-  , Methuseleh was fortunate enough  to have lived before patent medicines were invented.  d"/?  'In the Grand Canyon of Colorado  a"man's voice has been.-heard over- a  distance of eighteen miles.  ���������Siv f,  "iii  TO   KNOW   LA   GRIPPE  1  fpONTfKr'K&.l  Sincere  Praise   Is   Good   Form.  It is not considered bad form to  praise a dish or to compliment the artistic table arrangement, remembering  always that there is a vast difference  between sincere admiration and flattery that embarrasses instead ol!  pleases a' hostess. ��������� Woman's Home  Companion.  T.'i'c Symptoms and Dangers of This Deadly Disease Which is Driving So.Many to Beds of Sickness���������Effective Treatment  by DR.  CHASE'S (FAMOUS   REMEDIES.  ��������� Chill followed by fever, quick pulse, severe pains in the eyes and forehead, 'and, dull pains in the joints  uji.i ..iurtujiis, mark the beginnings of la grippe. There is also hoarseness, inflamed air passages, and obstinate  loiiL'h,   furred  tongue, distress in the stomach,  and diarrhoea.   The one-unmistakable    feature.of la grippe is  ��������� the depressed spirits and weakness and debility' of the body. , ' '  \\i\Ai the very young and very old and with persons of low vitality, the   dangers- of   -la grippe are(,very  threat.    Pneumonia   of  a ,violent and  fatal form is a frequent'result.   Ifc,is also claimed that very many cases  oi' consumption  can  be directly traced to la grippe. , The after effects of la 'grippe are most often felt in the    ''  ���������nervous   system.    The  extreme  debility in which this disease leaves its victims    is ,inore .than most"'nervous-  ,  .���������>.\ stems 'can   endure���������paralysis   or  prostration follows"       ' ' . ,  ' The most successful  doctors advise  their patients  to  avoid   exposureto cold or over-exertion, and recommend .both general  and local treatment, such as Dr. Chase's Nerve Food,to  strengthen  and   tone   tlie  system,  and  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine to loosen'.the, cough and   protect   the    bronchial tubes ,and  , h;n  s from threatened complications.       ���������  ��������� ������ Any honest and conscientious doctor'will, tell you that this combined treatment^ recommended by Dr. Chase  "iimioL be ..surpassed us a means' of. relieving, and curing ia grippe, aiid.restoring the woake-ned,and. debilitated  body to its accustomed vigor.', Dr. ��������� Chase's Syrup of? Linseed and Turpentine is too well known as a cure for  bioncliitis and-severe chest colds-to;'need comment. Dr. Chase's -Xerve Food'-sccks out the weak spots'in the  system and builds them up. Tt rekindles the vitality of persons weakened by. disease, worry or over-exertion,  and cannot possibly be equalled as a restorative and'reconstruct ant  to  hasten    recovery   from la grippe,  and  ,to   prevent��������� serious   constitutional   complications.    For sale by aU dealers,   or Edraanson,     Bates   & -Company.'  ''"pronto. - " -       . ' '  Envy\ is a passion so full,of cowardice and shame, that'nobody ever  had the confidence to own'it.���������Itoch-  ester. '   .,   .       ��������� ' '      .   " '"  M VERIFICATION  NWEOITnOME  EVERYBODY IN OSHAWA IS FAMILIAR  WITH  THIS  CASE.  'Joe Brown's  Wonderful Escape from  ��������� Death,  ,is    now    an    Old'-and  oft  Told Story'to the People, of His  own Town. <-"  Oshawa, Ont., March 23.-(Special)  ���������While interest,in Joe Brown's case  has been revived by the recent publication. ^ of , the' facts' in so nianC  papers.- Oshawa people are welKac-,  quainted -wieh the whole circumstance-. Mr. Brown's, father-in-law,  Mr. John'Allin, whose place.o'f business is right in -' the centre of the  town, has. however,,,bad to answer  many questions recently, but, as. he  was very clpse to Mr. Brown during  the -whole of his .painful experiences  in '97 and '98, he find's this an easy  matter.  Mr.. Allin' is quite as enthusiastic  as Mr. Brown himself, and never  tires telling the story of how Dodd's  Kidney Pills conquered dis?ase, and  saved Mr. Brown's life.   He says :  "We didn't think he would ever  liver through it, let alone get strong  and able to work.' but the pills made  him all right and well in a short  time, .and the best of it all is that  the cure has stood the test of time.  It must, be three, and a half years  since and as you know he's strong  and hearty to-day and has been ever  since Dodd's Kidney Pills sent him-  back to the shop.'j  There are many others in town  who have recently been reminded of  this wonderful cure of a seemingly  hopeless case who find no trouble in  calling up the facts.' and none are  slow to give all the credit to Doddjs  Kidney Pills.  But  few  good  average    man.  'hem.  things  come  lie  must    i  to    the  ro   after  MIHARD'S LINIHEHT is used 67 Fliysicians.  Two petrif.*ed ships and a,{petrified  tropical forest have been found in  Yukon   near   the  Arctic   ocean.  A   Quisle   Willed   Doctor. .<  A certain French surgeon, of whom"  The Young Ladies', Journal tells; had so  much more thought for his ..patient than  tor his own safety on one occasion that  ho resorted to an expedient which, although efficacious, might'-have resulted  in his own death.  He had been commissioned to bleed  the grand seignior and either through  timidity or nervousness had met with  an awkward accident. The point of  the lancet broke off in the'vein, and tbe  blood would not flow.  That paint must be got. out somehow.  Without stopping to consider the consequences to himself, the surgeon gave  his highness a violent slap in the face.  This produced the desired effect, for  surprise and indignation on the part  of his august patient put the blood into  violent circulation. The vein bled freely,' and the lancet point came out.  ��������� The bystanders were about to lay  hands on the surgeon, when he said,  "First let me finish 'the operation and  bandage the wound." This ' done",'- he  threw himself at tbe feet of the sultan  and explained his action.  The sultan not only pardoned him,  but gave him a handsome reward for  keeping his wits about him in a critical  moment.  WOULDN'T STAY  BURIED.  DU-  Adventare  of a Man  Who Wbs  satisfied "IVitn His Cofllu.  A few weeks ago an' Armenian while  .walking , in the ��������� bazaar of Adana, in  Ania Minor, fell on, the pavement in a  fit. The people in his vicinity, finding  him unconscious, sent for the' municipal  physician, who exainined him and certified that he was,dead.  He was.recognized as being an Armenian, , so^'liis:body , was 'handed/over to  the a utilities of. a neighboring Armenian "church.,,'There, was"_'/nbt enough  .moriey in'-.,his-pockets,to pay'for the ex-"'  pense of * his burial, so the authorities'  postponed the funeral to the next day,1'  by, which" time they hoped to collect-  enough money from charitable Armenians.'.The body was put in a coffin  and left in a corner of the1 church.  At night, however, the man returned  to his senses', and, finding himself in a  coffin, the narrowest of all prisons, began to shriek" wildly. His voice and  the clattering of the coffin awoke the  priest and attendants, who were sleeping in an adjacent building. They were"  terrified, but eventually' entered the''  church and, perceiving whence the  cries came, rescued the man.  Early next morning the latter went  into a coffin shop, where, by a strange  coincidence, the first person he met  was the man who had nailecf up his  coffin the night before. The latter took  him for a ghost and fled precipitately,  shouting for help the' while. The Armenian, rushed upon him and, seizing  him, demanded pecuniary satisfaction  for the damage clone to his clothes in  the process,of putting him in the coffin.  The undertaker took courage on finding that the Armenian was not a ghost  at all and retorted by demanding payment for the coffin and his trouble the  night before. The dispute was adjudicated on by the other people in the  coffin shop, apparently not to the' Armenian's satisfaction, for, having come  to the conclusion that Adana is hardly  a healthy spot for him. he has removed  to another town.  _ ,_, _  Heard  on   tlie  fee.  Blood  i^vill' tell  ii  ���������������������������(  When an animal is all run down,  lias a rough coat and a tight hide,  anyone knows that his blood is out  of on'er. To keep an animal economically lie must be in'good health.  DICK'S  BLOOD PURIFIER  is a necessity where the best results'  from feeding would> be obtained.  It- tones up' the system, rids the  stomach of bots, worms nnd other  parasite's, that .suck ^the life blood  ���������away.i   ���������  ��������� Nothing like Dick's powder for  , a * ruai 'down ���������/ horse. ',  <'     w- -��������� "50, cents a package. =>        v"  Leeming, Miles & Co., Agents,  nONTREAL.  Write for Book on Cattle and Horses free.  !   ,'      -    -  V '  -  V-  v \  SPECflAL NOTZGE.  Savo your old Hubbcr Boots and all youi  S^rap Biass, Copper, and Iron aud you will  get the highest price- for same from  Cor. Princess and Sutherland, Winnipeg  Salzer's lUpe  gives Rich,  Kreen  food at  2SC -  toa.  SPELTZ���������  What is It!  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"I should i:  bi'.v.-t-cn a ii  colonel." said  wnr ���������nyv.'s.- - -  "Om>   is   from  iVi'lM'IMl   :it   O-IM1  ll'jit showi'.!  tLi.  t-nnipairru  of  tliL" -disunited  -.' in :;;;���������>vv  11 "cOMJiii I   ;.  till' i.htmiu'  i ui' d.:.;M'rn-"e  li.l any urluw  wlio rf;:d>: tbr>  M o n! u <��������� 1-: y,"   was   a r.-  ;:..! wilh a unanimity  riYalrs.of li-.;1 <���������:!;���������<��������� f't'.l  edijriYioii  carried on   by  /re.;;1-! of -unfunny, mon.-  so mo  The  Mother���������I  vrn'ut <.'i.-.ra  to'barn  unusual     musical     iusiruinaiit.  p;;:no is so common.  Father���������1    v.-ould   suggest   the   basa  drum.  ���������Mother���������But that is not a house.instrument.  Father���������Exnrtly ������������������  Rcflcelio:!  on   His  Slitljji?.  -Cutiory?     Yos;   sir.     Go'  She���������Oh, tell me frankly, what shall I  do to keep from drowning?  He���������Shut your mcuth.   ���������  She���������Ugh! You brutei I've a good  mind to drown, first.- .  Finmicinl nwwpifrslity.  Lndy���������Don't you servp irud icmnnnil?.  at this h.-ink?  Cashier���������Oh, yos. m.-.djim. bur nr>4 to  people who din��������� moui'V���������only to depositors. ������������������    Something? In  Common.  Visitor (in museum)���������Why don't you  get a giraffe?  Manager���������Can't afford it They com������  too hiirh. . -..  Floorwalker  straight down the aisle.  flunrhb.'u-k   (thirin^r up)���������Dopp it  any diflVivnc-p  to you.  sir.   whoiher  straight   or  go , crooked'^-"Chicago  unii. : -  inako  I   no  Trib-'  If thou art a master, be sometimes  blind;.if.a servant, sometimes deaf.���������  Fuller.               DiCerence  Bc.vreen Them.  "After all." remarked' the sarcastic  man. '"wherein are the professional boxers in this country any hotter than those  id China .'���������  - ....  "In this country." replied the thoughtful citizen, "th������>v jji;bt oniy among thein-  j selves."  \  i  J  SI  "I  ���������v  .���������I,  , t  111  I  >/U  ���������ia  4  ���������m -ft  1  V  i  $������Y;Y  ���������i'Ji-i.  ���������(MS  5'  J*  \  *'  i: '  I  ���������ii  ?!  S:  .������'          \  ���������  1  1  ������  .!')-. ������������������.  1.  !,|y'-?-  '  1  1  Y'-           i;  ?  l^  .?������.  6  i  The Courage of a  mbata  ���������������������������  6  | By W. R. ROSE.  They were having an informal gathering at the Buffiugton-Brown's. Mrs. Buf-  fington-Brow'n's brother, Jack, had dropped into town suddenly, and his loving  -j ,4..,.. -���������ovHrt/q o  foW nf the voiiuir people  .sister wanted a few of the youn  of her' acquaintance to meet him, and it  had to be an informal affair because Jack  was obliged to be in .Washington at ,a  certain hour,,and there was only this one  evening to meet him.  His sister,was very proud of Jack, and  welljshe might bo.   Jack Avas in the army  "and had seen service in both Cuba and  Luzon.    It had bec������i brilliant service, too,  especially in tbe Philippines, where with  .   a little band in khaki he had hold off a  host of insurgents and then been rescued  '   just as the last' cartridge  was  reached.  He had got a bullet in his arm in this  warm affair and never knew it until after all was-over.    And he had been mentioned  in the dispatches  and  been   promoted, and the newspapers made quite a  hero of him.  He looked like a'hero.    He was tall  and robust, with thick dark hair and a  bronzed complexion .and wonderful flashing eyes.;   And he talked well' too.   Being  tlie. lion of the affair, he had to talk, and  of course his talk turned in the direction  of his own exploits.   That was what the  guests cailed 'for and what-they wanted,,  and, roar as modestly as- he might,  he  had perforce to roar of his own prowess."  It was ."Please tell us about that fight  at Tarriinena, Mr. Chalmers.    How- did  you1 feel" when   the   last  cartridge ' was  gone?   'And is it'true that you'.made the  men tear "up-,everything white they had  about them for fear they might be tempt-  -   ed to raise the signal of surrender?"  ���������   ' But he went through' with it very rwell  indeed.    Even the men who were present,  had-to admit that.   As for the girla, they,  thought"-him adorable.      i  ,  ..When it was'time to break up and the  .-   goodbys  were being said;  Mrs.  Buffing-  ' ton-Brown had asked  Edgar French to  see that May.Freeman got home safely.  The distance wasn't far,- and Edgar was  an. "old  friend' of the  family.     Perhaps  Maud Bviffington-Brown had an idea that  Edgar would be pleased at the trust reposed in him.    Everybody liked Edgar.  May Freeman looked up-at him .as he  carefully adjusted her cape. Perhaps she  mentally contrasted him with the glorious Jack. , ���������' ,  - Edgar was of, medium' height, of fair  complexion, with, a rather 6rm chin aud  bright gray eyes. " He was not of the  Btalwart build that marked the war hero,  ' and ;yet .he,looked well knit despite' his  slenderness.                                               >  As they moved',, away from the house  May turned to him and said:  "Would' you mind, Mr. French, if wo  prolong our walk-a- little?    The night is  so pleasant and tke'air so bracing.    I'm  "   choked up with all thr t battle smoke, and  ,      the clear atmosphere is such a relief."  "I am delighted," said Edgar, and'it  ,gave him quite a thrill to feel that he  could grant her even so small ,a favor. "  "We will walk around two extra blocks,  'if you please," said May, "and by lhat  time I  think   I'll get  the rattle of the  musketry   out  of  my  ears.    Wasn't he'  Ine?",  "He certainly was," replied Edgar. "To  me it seemed that he was in almost as  embarrassing a position as that at Tarri-  mena. But he came out of it.with flying  colors."  "I should, have thought all the. men  would have been dreadfully jealous of  him," laughed May.  "No doubt we.were for the moment,"  laughed  Edgar  in return,  "but possibly  we were consoled by the thought that it  ,    is quite impossible for all of us to go to  war. . Some of us, as-the philosophical  young gasfitter in 'Caste' remarks, must  stay home and pay rates and taxes."  But May did not laugh at this.  "I suppose," she said, "that it is an inherited tradition that makes women love  physical   'courage.     Probably   it   comes  down to them from the time when man  fought- for, them   and   the   stronger   or  braver took the prize."  She turned and half looked at Edgar as  she spoke.    Perhaps she wondered if this  man whom she knew loved her would be  willing   to   fight   for  hor   as   the   wooer  ,   fought for his bride when the earth: was  * young.  "I   know that  I am  arguing from  the  unsympathetic  standpoint,"   said   Edgar,  "but it seems to me that any mau who is  'useful  to  society,   who   fills  any   worthy  niche, no matter how small, Is doing society as well as himself an injustice when  he needlessly..or- recklessly exposes himself to danger.    Of course there are times  when such exposure becomes a necessity.  It was so with the man.who has entertained us tonight.    That's his trade.    It's  shop with him as much as cotton broker-  age is with me.    What I contend is that  the ordinary man's life is quite too valuable   to   the   state  to   be   thrown   away  through a merely barbarous sentiment."  May was silent for a moment.  "I  think  you   must  be  brave,������������������ or. you  wouldn't  have  the  courage to  advance  such a belief," she said.    "It's a, part of  the spirit of commercialism, isn't it?"  Edgar winced.  "I suppose it is," he said.  "And you mean to say," she went on  without   heeding   hi3   murmured   assent,  "that if you were attacked, say, by highwaymen, you would offer no.resistance?"  "Well," said  Edgar slowly,  "it would  be a question with .me whether a i.inket  or two and a few dollars would be a fair  equivalent for the grievous risk I would  run of much bodily injury in case I resisted."    '  "And you would hold up your hands  and submit to the looting and the humiliation?" May asked, and there was an unmusical edge to her usual pleasant tones.  "Under ordinary circumstances I fancy  I should play the philosopher rather than  the hero," replied Edgar, and he asked  himself in the silence that followed wbv  he was painting his picture in such unprepossessing colors.  They had almost circled the second  block and were on their way back to the  avenue in which May resided. The cross  street was a lonely one, and as they near-  ed the corner of an intersecting alley Edgar saw that three men were standing under a lamppost. They separated as Edgar's eyes.rested on them and came slowly  forward, two next the curb and one closp  to the fence. Edgar looked back. The  street behind him as far as he could set  'was de'.-ejted.    . ���������       '  Re did not change hi's gait, but, with  May's hand resting lightly, en hi<* arm.  walked'Mesidjly forward. M.iy was si  lent. fl!= t<-.ii-(_������ had im-red jpinh hei  sensitive spirit. She did not notice tho  * men; , v ���������   ,  As they approached the trio Edgar saw  that' he and Miiy must pass between the  pair and the single man.   If-anything was  to happen, he would precipitate it. ,  , He walked directly at the pair. <'  "Hold'on there!" said a gruff voice, and  one of the men drew something from his  pocket that glistened asrhe raised it.  Edgar swung May back.  "What's that?" he said.     ' /  "Throw up your hands," growled the'  gruff, man, and.the barrel of a revolver  .was thrust against Edgar's breast.    "Go  through him, Jim.    Hustle."  &  The second man pulled open the vie-,  tim's coat.   Edgar's hands, held iu front  of him.  with hia'arms lialt^honL  were  slowly rising. . His eyes were tixed'on the-  eyes of the man with the revolver. ,   ,  May had drawn back instantly as the  third man quickly advanced. Then she  started to runup-the steps of the nearest  house,    i   , "   ;  "Hold the girl, Joe," said the man with  the revolver.  The third man intercepted May in her  flight. , << '  '"Edgar!" she cried. . {���������< "' '  The eye of the man wilh the revolver  wavered. At the' same instant Edgar  struck up the weapon with his, left arm  and,thrust his right elbow with all the'  force he could command into the second.  man's face. There was a sharp report,  and Edgar felt something like'the sear"of  a hot iron across his temple. The fingers  of Jiis left hand caught the ' ruffian's  wrist,J'and with his right hand he struck  him a crushing blow in the face. The  second man, dazed for a moment, sprang  forward and tried to grapple with Edgar  from'behind, but'the latter, fighting desperately for possession of the .revolver,  had whirled his man half round, anil', for  a second or two, it' was impossible to  grasp him.  "Joe!" gasped the. first ruffian. The  man who had been guarding May' and  who,had paused irresolutely when the revolver report rang 'out sprang forward  with a short billy in his hand. 'At the  same moment a second report was heard',  and the first ruffian dropped to his knees,  choked, gasped and pitched forward. Tho  second man stood aghast, ,but the third  man, with an oath, sprang at Edgar.  The latter stepped  back'and  met the,  rush with a revolver shot.    Tho fellow's  arm dropped to hissi^e,' and he roared  .with pain.    At .this the second, man turned into the street and ran swiftly down'  the, roadway.'   The third   man followed  him,' but much' more slowly.  -   It had all happened so quickly���������the halt,  the struggle, the discomfiture of the highwaymen���������that the impulse to scream had  not come to May.    She had stood on the  lower step and watched   the "'fight with  suspended breath and parted lips.    Now  she ran forward.  "Oh,    Edgar,"   she  "cried,    "are   you  hurt?"  Pie was paDting a little and for a moment could not answer.  "I'guess not," he laughed. He put his  hand to his bleeding head. "Seems to be  a scratch or something up here. Great  luck, wasn't it?"   And he laughed again.  "Give mo your handkerchief, Edgar."  She tenderly bound up his wound. Her  face came very close to his. Suddenly  she kissed him and quickly drew back.  "You are splendid!" she murmured.  "Fooh, pooh," ho smilingly protested.  "I'm really a coward at heart. It was  your call for help that made me forget  myself.    Ah, here are the police."  Two men in uniform came around the  nearest corner and hurried toward them.  Edgar stepped forward. One of the officers knew him and called him by name,  and the story of the affray was soon told.  The head of the prostrate ruffian was  raised and Edgar's friend at once recognized him as a notorious criminal.  "The fellow's hit 'hard." the ofiicer  said. "Simpson, call an ambulance and  the patrol.    And you winged another of  time emuff ter ,git so far away as ter  ���������make me plum sho'. she hain' nebber com-  in' back."���������Boston Courier.  School* In Germany.  Employers who keep - children from  school in Germany- are liable to a fine of  not less than 150 marks. Parents and  guardians are obliged to provide material  for needlework and other means of instruction for girls. , Otherwise the school  board has the-right'to obtain theso things'  hy compulsion. According to the district  physicians act, all public and private  schools are, in' hygienic matters.* under  the control of an,official physician, who  must 'at certain intervals, winter and  summer, visit every school in his district  and examine the buildings, as well as inquire concerning the health of the pupils  and the schoolmaster.  A   Grain   Never   Cornered.   ,     <���������  First Broker (musingly)���������We have(had  wheat' and  corn  and   hay   corners,' buf  there is one grain that has never bet;r  cornered.  Second Broker���������Pshaw! There is no  ,grain you can mention that has not been  cornered.'  First Broker���������Yes, there is; oats.    '  Second Broker���������It has been corneret  dozens of times.    <���������  ��������� First Broker ��������� Not my, kind ��������� "wild  oats "���������New York Times.  respect bis existence ana to supply him  with tbe best intellectual food for his  twentieth century mind. ��������� Milwaukee-  Sentinel-    '  WM%  Had  IJenelsert   111*  Limit.  MRS.  HUGH   REID GRIFFIN.  President of the Society .of American  Women   In   London,.  American women living in London  found with regret a few years ago  that as time passed they were loss and  less in touch with each other and with  the work and thought ot their- sisters  in the United States.'and so in the year  1S09, at the suggestion of Mrs.- Ilu^b  Reid Griffin, Mrs:' De Friese and a few  others, the Society of American Women in .London .was planned and organized. It is tbe ambition of this society, as it is stated in its constitution,  "to bring together women who,are engaged In'literary, artistic, scientific and  philanthropic pursuits, with a view of,  rendering tliem helpful to each other  and  useful  to society."    The  society  like io see-  I <am sure-  -Maude���������It's'de-'ecrroot t'ing ter tip de  waiter after, dinner. J i in mie.  .limmie���������Maybe 'youse fink it's de  correct (Jt'ing to walk fifty blocks home  aftpr dinner, hoy? .  Wanted  Stoppings Up.  /     -  The congregation had suffered much  discomfort from a very perceptible draft  in church. The matter came up for discussion at the vestry meeting, when various remedies were suggested. After much  talking the vicar addressed himself Vo^ an  elderly parishioner who had hitherto been  silent:        ' . ,   ,,  "Cannot you help us in our'difficulty,  Mr. G.? We should beglad to hear your  views."     ' , ^  "Well,' sir, bein' as y'ou'eve appealed' ,to  me,,I can only say that agen you're 'alf'  way"thro' the ������ermoh we begins to feel  like as 'tho' theer's a deal o' waste wind  abouf."  ThisV was greeted" with laughter in  which .the vicar joined, remarking:  "Possibly.-, our friend finds my discourses to be of a breezy character."  "Dear, dear, no, sir. My meanin's simply this: When we've bin perched in one  spot for,well nigh fifty minit a-list'nin' to  yer, weJ.re ruore'n ever persuaded theer's  a 'ole.soineweer' wants ,stoppin' up!"���������  London Answers.     '   ���������  Coffee   and  Dlg-estion.  "Do nothing in a hurry" is the motto of  the physiologist in respect of o#r grave  digestive duties. When we assimilate our  food rapidly, we are feeding the vital fire  with straw in place of with coal. The  former blazes away and often needs renewal, while the latter burns slowly, with  more complete combustion, and gives a  more equable supply of heat. Coffee and  other things which hinder digestion, then,  are to be regarded as damping down the  digestive fires. It exactly expresses what  the physiological facts testify and demonstrate. And so within limits we may still  enjoy our cafe noir. Those of us who lag  behind in our digestive arrangements will  be equally wise if they refuse the fragrant Mochg^..   A  Celebrity.  "Yes," replied Edgar. "I'll cheerfully  admit it. But this fellow really shot  himself.    Here's his revolver." '  "Where's your weapon?"  "I haven't any."  The ofiicer looked up.  "Well," lie said with, much emphasis,  "you're a,plucky one!"  At this May gave Edgar's arm an eloquent squeeze.  "That's all right, officer," Edgar laughingly said. "You know me * and know  where to find me when I'm needed. I  want to escort this lady home. Good  night."    .    ...  May held very tight to Edgar's arm as  they moved away.  "You seem to have forgotten to practice what you preached," she softly murmured. '..''���������  "I havo no doubt," Edgar said, "that I  have been guilty of a very foolish and  reckless act."  But May only emiled.���������Cleveland Plain  Dealer. .  Why He Felt Bad.  "Good morning, Jasper. I am very sorry to hear of your domestic troubles."  "T'ank'e, sah, but I hain' knowin' jist  w'at sorter trebble yo' 'fers ter."  "Why, isn't it true, as I have heard,  that your wife has run away from you?"  "Dar hain' nuffin' mo' true, sah."  "Then you certainly must feel bad  about it, don't you?"  "I ain' 'nyin' dat at de presen' time I  done feel rautler bad."  "At the present time? I don't know  what you mean by that."  "I  mean, sah, dat she hain* yit had  ���������Koub'f.n. GIup���������Thet pesky "young un  told me this ex try was about ray bein'  in tnvii, an' here there ain't a word  about'it iu it!  New  Always Alive.  Foreman���������Little  short   of   copy,  sir  Editor���������Don't you  know the standing  rule of the ofiice?,  ;  New-Foreman���������No, sir.   What is it?  Editoi���������When short of copy always  run tbe portrait of <vhe dowager eranr^cs  of China.  no  A Tliorotierl������l>recI.  "Yes.   she's   well   bred.     There's  doubt about that."  "She has always seemed to be."  "Why, her little brother tells me that  she eats her pie with a fork even  when  only members of the family are nresent."  When  to  Foraret  Oneself.  "There is no harm  in  making yourselves' prp,tty.  my dears." said Urarid-  ma   Wiseman  to uer  \oinig readers in-  an easTcrn pappr.    "1 do not  a girl who dops not 'prink.'  there   must   be  someihinji   wanting  uv  her/   But. oncp divssed und in sociPty,  you  should "never  show   that   you  are-  thinking of'your perstriuii nppejiiniife*.  ,  fStnv   st?   !"���������-������������������������������ ,iid   von   !'!���������������"   ti������!f,,������������   ''mir"  glass, consider the becomingncss or every curl, the set of every fold of lace,  examine yourself critically with' your ,  hand glass���������back,  front and on each\  side���������but when you  leave your vo6m��������� .  whether you are satisfied or dissatisfied, forget all about your looks.    No*  one who' is conscious of herself caa  help showing it, and there is nothing,",  that is so fatal to popularity.    If you  look,pretty yourself, forgetfulness will '  prove an .added  attraction; if  not,  a,  frank  unconsciousness will go  far 'to  atone for want of beauty., Giris do not  realize how  they  show the' trend  of  their thoughts by their gestures:; 'The-  constant touches to their ,ha"ir,' the adjustment of belt or collar, the furtive  look   in   every   available   mirror  and,  more than all, the preoccupied look and  perfunctory, smile   that  generally   accompany such motions, all betray the,  vanity of which the,girls themselves '  are probably-unaware." ,<  'l  mm  i Original'of Slmlcespcare'* Portia;  >-'  ,  Shakespeare's Portia is a pen portrait- (,  of Lucretia Cornaro, tbe first woman  lawyer in the world, the Myra Brad-'  w.ell of the fifteenth 'century, who re? ,  .ccived a'degree of doctor of laws from  the  University  of  PaduaY where ' she-  was educated and afterward lectured',  on law.'' Her biography has been published.    She was a native of Venice.' ' {I  Lucretia'Corn aro   wa.s   one   of   the-,  most learned of'women!! and her biog--  raphy   gives   remarkable "accounts   of  her eloquence, erudition and influence.' .  She was so much' admired and respect-,.  ed that the doges and the council of  ten;used  to  consult  her   upon -legal '���������  questions, and ber fellow citizens sub- .  mitted their differences to,her for de--' >���������  cision , instead  of - going  to - court.    It'  was natural, therefore, that 3he should''  , be mixed up in the Shylock case.���������Chi- '���������-)  cago Record-Herald: -. - -   ,'   i-  4  s?&Y  ijs������$i  SttfBfit  s;ivi%  l&fif|  fcjiijS  ii#$  ;'/rYi������l'.'  ������1������1  ������*������������  ipfSaf  ill  SPftjsl  MBS. HUGH'BEID OBIITIN. ./  has three rooms ait Prince's, handsomely decorated in empire style, which,  are always at the disposal of members,  nnd also a-,large banqueting hall, in  which they hold their monthly-luncheons.  The president,' Mrs. Hugh Reid Griffin, Is the only daughter of Mrs. Wells-  Beach of Waterbury, Conn., formerly  of Chicago. She has lived twenty-two  years in England and is the regent of  the English chapter of the Daughters  of the American Revolution. She is a  serious, earnest worker and has never  missed a meeting of tbe society since  its birth. The president of ? club of  thinking women who wish to be of real  use to each other and to' the world  must be a patient master workman,  and the secret ot* Mrs. Griffin's success  Is that she understands this fact.���������Mrs.  Stephen Crane in Woman's Home Companion. '  Innocent Face Powder.  Ladies   who  insist- upon  powdering'*,  .their'faces before appearing.at ahy.so--  '  cial   function, 'and   most of them  do. *"'  will   appreciate   the   following ��������� advice',  .from Harper's Bazar:    .."'.,       '���������.   , !_,,  -   "I never buy any sort of4 skin ppw- ���������>  der," said a' young girl the other day,,  though she was dabbing her face with ,,  some white substance at tbe moment..  "This   is   starch   powdered   and   perfumed with a bit of heliotrope sachet  that  my  mother fixes."'   Her  mother,  used the same before her.    ."We have  each of us a .little chamoi3 bag that  we puncture through and through witn  a rather coarse needle.    Into this goes  the powdered starch, a lino dust of it  sifting through as it is used.  .Such a ���������  powder is absolutely safe, as It is sure  to be free "from any adulterant,"  PI  sm  mi  Clxiiilren and 'NewBpapern.  In a recent article in a current magazine there is a vprotest against the  newspaper reading child. " "It is a deplorable fact that of late years a number of excellent magazines for children have been discontinued," payr  tbe writer, who goes on to sbow that  the vogue of the newsDaper has shortened the term of childhood and made  It'impossible' to maintain juvenile periodicals.  It is impossible to prevent a boy or  it girl from learning the facts of life.  They come, prematurely perhaps, in o  hundred different ways outside the  columns of the newspaper.; Much.pre-  ni:iturei knowledge is gathered at  school. The streets, the theaters, the  public conveyances, al' furnish sight0  and scenes that reveal much to tbe inquiring youthful mind. 'While it l.������ to  be regretted that the accounts of  crimes, and murders must be .printed,  these are actualities that cannot be ignored. The child that is old enough  to read about what is'happening Jd the  world is old enough to begin to understand something of the many sided  phases of humanity. The ephemeral  contents of tbe daily paper preseu*-  much that is instructive. Indeed, in  some schools tbe lessons in current  events are as Important as any on the  list of regular studies. Contemporaneous history, rightly read, is not 'ess  Instructive than that which deals with  ancipnt and mediaeval times.  Instead of forbidding children to  read newspapers. parents should  choose the best journals and teach  their children to read about matters  of general interest. Critics may sound  the alarm, but it is vain to prevent the  newspaper reading child from existing.  Since he has been evolved, it is well to | Indianapolis  Mr*. A������tor.  Mrs. William Astor is one of the mos*  methodical of . women. She has for,  years, as near as possible, chosen the  same date for sailing, to Europe, the  same date for her return, for the opening of her Newport bouse and for her  coming to town for the winter. Her  passage is engaged on the ship on  "which sbe sails from one year to another. On tbe evening of her ball,  which has for a number of "years taken  place with few exceptions on the first  Monday in January, she does not occupy ber opera box, although she is  present at all the performances to-  which she is a subscriber. It has been  Astor etiquette on that evening for the  \>ox to bo untenanted, making tbe one  gap in a brilliant horseshoe. -  A  JteJV'.on   Wort������t  TillnlrIns; Al>or.t.  A little girl from a crowdcu tenement  house was delightedly telling a friend  in the College Settlement about her  nov?. teacher.  "She's just a perfect lady, that's  what she is," said the child.  "Huh! How do you know she's a  perfect lady?" "questioned her friend.  "You've known.her only two days."  easy  enough  telling," was  the  answer.     "I   kuow  she's  a  perfect   lady   because  she  feel polite all the time."  'It's  indignant  makes/me  A Ufim������mni]e Ulusio Portfolio.  A homemade music portfolio frequently answers tbe pnrpc: Yas well  ns an expensive purchase ;;   Ihe shop.  The   covers  of   a   large  oi  t.   hook  in  cased in a decorated slip of silk, satin  or linen makes o satisfactory portfolio.  Harps, lyres or other appropriate designs may be painted or embroidered  on tbe upper cover and the folio tied  with ribbons.  Correct.  "What was the trouble between you  and Willie .Jones. Tommy?"  "Aw. 1 called 'im a  Boxer."  "Yon shouldn't have done that. Ton  know he is nothing of the kind."  "Aw. but hewiiz. Look at me face."���������-  Press. ^.���������s ������* j> j������r*}za& I^^i-J^^twitf*^;w������=c-rs*ir  ���������.Hiw*v*������am3K *&^'^&v!������Zi!lI2p������Zi&'^j&������������^���������J^  Kw^raryftttt^ft/vseius \*������M  ,'^^^>^ZjtjK3.&i*zi������~***������38S*3' ***  THE   AMATEUR  REFORMER,  OfflciOQ!)  If.'  Kt  lie   lias   a   Set-to   V/itb   an  Postal Clerls.  An oblong piece of coloied paner.  printed and Oiled out in due form and  : Rigncd by the postmaster at Monjan-  j town, in.-rructed the postmaster at Ghi-  ��������� ca>;o to pay to Henry M. G William's the  ; BUin'of $l.(i5.  - j _ A tali, lanky person who had dropped  ; in "at tlie postoffice presented this order j  j at the proper window.  ��������� Tbe clerk' read it through carefully and  : looked at the lanky person with some  . suspicion.  ��������� "Are you Mr. Gwilliams?" he demand-  :'. ed. (  ,' :     "Yes. sir."  .     *'I^'in'   ^Tho sends the money to you?"  (     :     "Harmon   Hilker,   Morganto'wn,  .state  , of Kentucky.    He's a man, if I  remcm-  ' ber   rightly,   with   a   grizzly   mustache,'  wart on the east side of his nose, sandy  .   ,  . complexion,   blue  eyes,   pleasing expre.-,-  ; sion of countenance, good talker,   voted  for  Bryan   in   1900,  but   believes  in   tho  gold standard.   This money was sent  to  '. balance a  legal .account  of long standing"���������       ' .  "I don't care for any of that," interposed  the young man- on' tho other side  ���������of  the ,glass   partition.   '"Have   vou   papers or anything of that kind about you  ���������    'to identify you as the owner of this'or-  ,' -dor?" ,  .."Hero's the letter it came in." paid the  person  professing to he  Mr.  Gwilliams.  "You can see the name on, tho hack of  the envelope."      ' ,  "Anything else?" , ,  "Oh. yes.';.  Here he laid the contents of the inner  , breast pocket of his coat' before the  ; -clerk, r  ."That's a  letter from  a  cousin  in   Iowa," he explained,  pointing out  the one  ,   on top of, the pile.   "Receipted bill  from  jrtgas'   company.     HpivV   my    bankbook.  * JVame, I -think, agrees" with' name'on  postal order. Letter from client on the  west   side.-    Involved   in   suit' over   line  . -fence.    Invitation  to club  banquet.   Cir-  ' -cular from (proprietors of wire fence factory offering to"'���������",  ���������    ' "I guess that'll do."     < ���������     ���������  "I want you.to bi������iF������itisSofl. It's a serious thing to'pay out a dollar and six hits  ���������or is it. four bits?���������to a total stranger  who hasn't anything but an honest, tace  and a few documents to recommend him.  Here s".��������� -  "1 told you I  was satisfied."       ,   ,'  -"But   I'm   not.    I  .want   to  make  the  ��������� proof overwhelming."  Hi' took a dozen or two of'his professional cards from a small morocco cani-  C-a������re,,aQ(? sc'att<'red th������'nJ profusely about..'  ^. "That's all   I-have with  me."  he said;''  "but if11  can have the use of your telephone I can  biing the ofiice bo'v here in  ten'minutes with'a hundred m'ore'"-  ���������   "Don't set  funny.   I told you the identification  was satisfactory."  * "Quite sure?" .     '.  .  "Yes.-sir."       _o      " .'     -  "Because If you are not"���������  ^Please let that lady behind you"���������  "Ah!'  Beg pardon, ma'am..  l' hone you  will not have as'hard a job in establi-ih-  ing_your.identity as I had." ,   ������,  He raised his hat. gathered up the order on  the cashier  which   the clerk   had  shoved  at   him., replace!   his  documenta  ���������in   his   various   pockets   aud   moved -toward window No. 2.1.���������CLh-ago TriLuue.  Asthrrialene Brings Instant Relief and Permanent  '     t '    " Cure in All Cases.  SKNT ABSOLUTELY FREE ON  RECEIPT OF POSTAL.  Write Your Name and Address Plainly.  s  m  T  p������,esh Lager Beer  STEAM   'Beer,'   A lei  THE BEST'.' (.  IN  THE PROVINCE  and    Porter. ,  A rewa  pers.07i  gx-mT-*r9**,i  3  FOR TEH  ' There is nothing like Asthm.ilcne. It  brings instant relief,, -even in the worst  cases.     It cures' when all else fai.s.  The Re.v. 0   F. Wells.   Uf    Villa    kidge,  111., says,:   c "Your trial    bottle ot   Asthuia-  ltuo received iu good condition.      I   cannot  tell you how thankful I feel  for   the  good  derived from"it.    I   was   ,i   si ive,    chained  with putrid son throat and A-jthrin for .'ten  years. ��������� I dt-sp tired of ever being cur������c\.    I  saw your advertisement, for-the cure of this  dreadful and tormenting  disea������n,   Asthma,  and thought you had overspokeu.youraelves  but rennlv-Bd to give it   a   trial.      To   my  astoaibhinent, the trial acted like a   charm.  Send mo a full-sized bottle."  ard of .$fi.00 will lv, paid for information   lending  I,  s wit Holding or destroying any   keg's   belonging -to '<  ESTABUSHED, 1877.  oyiu& any   Kegs   Dciongj  A" JVM Y It? E TF.E I a  M & *>-���������������  to   conviction o ,  tliis  company  nagger*  >EUEF.  J  Rev. Dr. Morris Wechsler,  ltahhi of the Cong. Buai Israel.  New York, Jan. 3, 1901.  1 ' i  Drs. Tait Bros'. Meujcine Co.,' '  % Oentlenien: Your A<iUimaleae is Kn erv-  cellcuf remedy for Asthma aud Hay 'Fever,  aud its composition alleviates all troubles  which, combine with Asthma. Its successes  ascomshisig and wonderful.  After having it carefully analyzed, we can state th(at Asthmalone   contrins no   opium,  morphiac, chlorofoun m ether.     Very truly yours,        ' ,    ���������/  '"    ' " REV,. DR. MORRIS WECHSLER.  A vox Springs, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1901.  Dr. TattBros   Mkdioine Cor. '_'- "/        ���������     <���������  ,~ ���������',<���������'  o OeuileuiLij: 1 --riLe this t.estimonial from a sense of duty, having tested the wonderful- eheet of your Asthinalene, fi.r'the'cure of Anthtna. My wife hua been afllicted -"with  syasu.odic astlmia for'the. pa*>t/12 years. Having exhausted my:.own skijl as well as  many others, I chanced to aee your sign uyou your windows on 130th street N������w York- 1  at(otice obtained a b.������ctle ot Asthinalenf. , xVIy wife commenced takiug ifc about Jie hrst -of  November.' Livery eoim,noticed a radical improvement." , Aster using -one bottle h'er  Asthma' has cli-*aupeared and she is entirely free from all symptoms. '��������� J eel that I can  aiscently tec-jmuieuu the medicine to all who are afllicted with-this distressing disease.  Yours respectfully, '* ~   -.   -   , I  eel that I can con  essinp disease.  O. D. PHELPS, M.D  .Dr. Taft Rros  Mktiicine Co.'  I was troubled with Asthma for 22 years.  of as you see iiV ."  Home address, 235 P.ivington Street.  S. RAPHAEL,  67 East 129th St., New Y.  rk  City,  TRIAL BtfTTLE SENT ABSOLUTELY FREE ON RECEIPT  ,     ' OF POSTAL.       ,  Do not delay.    Write at once, addressiiig.DR. TAFT ��������� BROS  E-st 13,0th St., New York City.    *  ��������� ,'  .'        ��������� - ,   '   -     .v"  SOLD  BY ALL DRUGGISTS  MEDICINE   CO.,   79  \  His' Ars������3ii4-������nt.  ;     The old Kt'Dtli-nnin showed his disploas-'  ; urt������ plainly.  '"It. seems to me." he snid. "rather pr<������-  ; fiumptuous for a youth in vour position  ; to ask for my daughter's hand. Can vou  .-ti<.vanfe any Rood reason why I should  .- ^rive my conscut V"  "Yes.   sir,"   replied   the   young ' man  promptly.  "What?" '  1 "I am comparatively modest and economical in the matter of mv personal expenditures, and I rhink you will Und me  less eostly to maintain than a"nv other  ���������son-in-law you could very well" pick out"  ���������Chicago Post.  Clnnftifled.  Mrs. Spenders���������What am I doinp? A'*  ranjrinj? a lot of- novel recipes in m.v  scrapbook.  Mr. Spenders���������Suppose 3'(,u inr-Judf  this bill paid today Un- that Paris g.iwn  of yours.  Mrs. Spenders���������Don't he foolish.    -  Mr. Spenders���������Pin "not Thi>.- U a receipt for French dressing.���������Philadelphia  Press.  ASSESSMENT ACT AND PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  Hira OtiHprvntinn.  , "It is strange hir.v ofuni the nndoserv  ing Fpem <to pro.--p*T." .remarked tht  thoughtful man.  "Yes." answ'er-.-d Senator Sorghum. /'I  have noted1 such a tendency in affair.1-  with ffrojvinsf appreheir-ion. Every once  in nwhile some om������ without any money  or intluence worth mcntioninR gets au of  fice."���������Washington Slar. (  tho   meanest  . Here   Up  Is.  "Well,    I've' just    seen  man."  ''What did he do?"  "He got a half fare ticket to Buffalo  about a month ago, jud now he's kicking  because the railroad companies have reduced the rate so that everybody else can  ������0 for just about what it cost him "--  Chicago Record-Herald.  Polite Uociaest.  Anxious Father (from top of stairs)���������  Say. Mary .Jane!  Mary Jam,���������Yes. papa.  Anxious Father���������Is it II o'clock yet?  Mary Jane���������Yes. papa.    '  Anxious Father���������Well, pive rhe younj  man my compliments and a������k him u  kindly close the front door from the out  riide.���������Chicago Ne\ys.  Blnnders  an   Benefits.  "Mr.   Gubhs.   you'd   ort   to   raise   mv  pay."  "Raise your pay?   You make more mistakes than any other clerk in the office." -  "Well, hut I've hoard you say that lots  of my mistakes had *nved you big money."���������Chicago Record-flerald.  sir   inoilmn, ,  Sir Thomas fsols full confident  _ Ue*U lift the koocI cup from ua.  Vv'lialever else this man may be,  iJo's not a doubting Thomas  Nothb-is; worries a _rlrl more than to  A  Wise  Pi-eenntiou.  discover tliat tbo man after hor  heart isn't after it at all.  own  ������p<.  "~1  TSse   WoFrAnn   of  rt.  If womon were judged 011I7  By other women, then.  It's ten to one the'angcifl  Would every one be men.  ���������        . __.       ' ���������Chicago New?.  Vittul  1'roNperity.  A street peddler who sells shoe lacinpa  brio Washington street corner hud his  string of laces wound around his neck  like a scarf. , -        ' .  One nhrht recently business was jrond,  and he sold as many as fonr pairs of laces.  The change was too rapid, and the peddler  caught cold in his neck and died of pneumonia.-  You will find that the mere resolve not  to be useless and the honest desire to help  other people will, in the quickest and  delicafest ways, improve yourself.���������Johii  5iu������'-iu-  "Ah. John writes that he's been matriculated fit college. 'I'Bet's good. Some  epidemic rnought break out."���������New York  Journal.  From Different Standpoints.  Ethel���������Oh, at last! It has been years,  'Alphonse. since I saw you.  Alphonse���������Oh. my own Ethel, it has  been centuries!  Ethel's Father (up in the library)���������  Mary Jane, who was that you just let in?  Ainry Jane���������It was Mr. Cumlots, sir.  Ethel's Father���������Great guns! This is  the ninth time he's been hero this week.  Me might as well live here.  Comox District.  ���������JVT OTICE is hereby given, in  accordance  'with the   Statutes," that Provincial  vinue Tax, and  all    taxes   levied   under  e Assessment Act. are  now  due   for the'  year 1901.    All the above named taxes collectible within the Comox Diairiut aie  payable at my office, at  the Court House Cumberland.    Assessed taxes are collectible  at  the following rates, Viz:   If p-ud on or befoie June SOch, 1901:���������  Three-tifths ot one   per   cent,   on  real  property.     >. '  Two  and  one-half   per   cent,  on  assessed  value of wild laud.  One-half of one per cent,  on   personal property.  Upon >-uch excess of income���������  Class A.���������On one thousand dollars and not  exceeding-ten thousand dollars,   one   per  cent,   up   to five thousand   dollars,   and  two per cent, on the remainder:  Class B.���������On ten thousand dollar-, and not  exceeding twenty  thousand  dollars,   one  and one-half per cent, up to ten thousand  dollars, and two and one-half per cent, on  the remainder : ������  Class 0.���������On twenty thousand dollars, aud  not exceedine; forty thousand dollars, two  and one half per cent, up tot wen cy thouy-  and dollars, and three   per  cent,   on   the  remainder :  Class D.���������On all others iu excess   of  forty  thousjnd dollars, three per   cent,    up   ~t0  forty tnousiu.d   dollars,   and   three   and  one-half per cent, ou the letuaindor.  If paid 011-or after fat July, 1901:���������   , ��������� ���������. ���������  Pour fifths of one per cint.onreal property,  ���������three per cent,   on  the   assessed   value   of  wild laud. - ...  Three-quarters of cue per cent, on pereonui .  property.  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V  "5  V  i'.  ^;''\b  / l",  ���������V  |   ' . ANNIE'S       |  BIRTHDAY GIF  A Story  of  Blackmail 9  and Its Results.     ' a  :   The village clock was  striking the  Iliour of 5 one afternoon as Annie Gra-  iliam stepped out of her,trim and com-  ,   ' .f ortable cottage to meet her husband  , 'at the gate.  ���������   She made a pleasant picture for the  ''   eye to rest upon.   Her year of married  life had been a very happy one, and  never did maiden look  more  eagerly  '    for her lover than did she for her husband's  return  from the .distant  city,,  ��������������� whither he had gone,a week ago on  business for his employers.  , Among the few ornaments she wore  was a beautifully chased gold bracelet  ,-which encircled her left wrist. As her  eye caught its gleam a peaceful smile  'lit up her sweet face, for it was her  husband's gift to her on her last birth-  , day. '  She stood at the  gate  and  looked  down the road in the direction of the  -    small  mining   village  through   which  - her  husband   must  pass  on   his  way  < t from the station.  A man's form came  into view on the quiet road, but a single'glance sufficed to show her that it  was not the familiar figure she looked  for. She scarcely observed -the man  further, her eyes traveling beyond>bim  to scan the road, till he halted ��������� almost  . at her side.  ,    ' "Can't you spare a copper for a poor  ������������������ fellow who has walked all the way  ���������from"���������cbe began, with the usual plea  ; "arid whine of the professional"tramp,  (but stopped abruptly and gave vent to  a low whistle.1  "So it's you!' he exclaimed sneering-  - ''ly,    recovering    from    his  i surprise.  "Aren't you'glad to see an old pal?"  She looked at him   for a moment,  nthen.drew back in fear.  "I suppose you've got too high and  1 mighty for' the likes  of me,"  he continued, observing her action.   "I heard  , you had, got spliced to the gaffer of a  .mine  somewhere  about -this   quarter,  ' tout Jbad no idea of such aslice of luck  as .this happy meeting with  you.   So  -this, is where you  hang out,' eh?    It  does look rather comfortable inside."  ,   He drew nearer the gate and. made  as if to enter.     v '     '  "No, no, you cannot come. In,." she  cried in alarm. "See, here is some  money.   Take it and go^awayi"  He   examined   the   contents   of  the  , purse which she handed' to him.   They  amounted to only half a,dollar, and he  -,was diss'atisfied.  "I'rci as dry as a dusty road in June,  and this  will hardly  wet my throat.  . Let's see that bauble on your wrist.   It  should be worth something," he said,  looking greedily at the bracelet.  "No, indeed, I will not. I have already given you more than enough, so  please go."  "Not if I know a thing or two," he  said,' with a cunning leer. "Did you  tell your adorable husband that you  got the swop from Watson's for nab-  ibing. a trinket like that? No, I guess  not." .  "You know how  false that  charge  the upshot was that matters were  smoothed over. They have most graciously condescended to forgive us for  marrying, and my mother and, sisters  are coming on the 2Sth to spend a few  days with us. "  "See what I have brought you from  the city. 1 remembered that the "JStli is  your birthday and Thought you would  -like this.. You might wear it when  they come, along with the one I gave  you last year. 1 want you to be at  your best before my people.", -  '  .a������ he sooke he drew a small Da reel  from   his pocket aud  unfolded  ;.t,  revealing a bracelet of exquisite design  upon, a! bed of velvet., He handed tbe  ��������� gift to her with a tender smile.  "I am not worthy of this, John." six-  said faintly, while a mist rose before J  her   eyes.    She   was   already   raying  dearly for her error in her transaction  with the tramp.       '    '"  "Nonsense, my dear. 'Bring out tlie  other one and let me see how they look  together."      ., ,  "Not tonight, John. Please don't ask  me," she said so earnestly that he look-  appeared  to  be  holding out the  olive   tation   of   them   was   made   near   St.  branch of peace of course I went, and I James' palace on ground where'Buckingham palace now stands. This plantation was known as the Mulberry  Gardens and became a kind,of recreation ground. Both Evelyn and Pepyr.  record their visits here, and Dryden  is said to have brought a lady friend  here to enjoy the "mulberry tarts."  Close by were the necessary housss  and appliances' for rearing the silkworms and the manufacture of the  silk.   But the king's experiment failed.  SIR HENRY H. RAWSON.  A Case, of Expiration Anyway.  Some years ago a battery of artillery  was at big gun practice at Bermuda.  One of the guns���������a. thirty-eight ton-  was found to have a serious flaw.. The  officer in charge, not caring to risk half  a dozen valuable lives, inquired:  "Sergeant,   have  you _ any  time  ex-I a midshipman,  having rejoined  Vice-Admiral   Just    Appointed   Governor  of New Sou ill  V\ ul<-s. ('-   '  Vice-Admiral Sir Henry H. Raw-  son, who has been appointed Governor of, New South' Wales, has , a  very distinguished record against his  name! Born in 1S4:3, .he, entered the  navy in April, 1S57. As a naval  cadet and a midshipman he was in  the thick of the fighting, both afloat  and asliore, during the China war of"  1858-60, and was present as . well  at the capture of Pekin. )t On another  occasion^ he was severely" wounded,  having been just "before that nien-  . tioned in' despatches. In. I860,while  still a midshipman,' he was put at  the head of 1,300 Chinese troops  for the defence of Nengo-Po against  the Taiping rebels. Also' a few  months  after  that,   and , while  , still  his  CULINARY CONCEITS.  ���������was," she cried indignantly, but with  fear in her eyes at the mention of her  husband.  "Oh, of course you say so, but who  .would believee you?" he. returned.  "Hand over that bit of jewelry, and  mum's the word." <  "It's my husband's gift to me," she  pleaded, "and I cannot part with it. I  will'give you its value in money, but  do not ask this."  She turned to enter the house for the  money, but he was too quick for her.  , "Not so fast, my pretty. 'A bird in  the hand is worth two in the bush' any  day. I can make as good terms with  your husband, so it must be that gilt  thing or nothing."  She eagerly scanned the road again.  Yonder at last was the well known  stalwart figure of her husband. Should  she tell him all and trust to his believing in her innocence? What if he  should believe this man's story?  These thoughts passed quickly  through her mind. The risk of losing  his love and respect seemed too great  to face. She slipped tiie bracelet from  her wrist and handed it to the man.  "There, take it and go quickly,"' she  said, with white, drawn face.  He snatched it from her and walked  away, hum in ing a lively air and looking the virtuous man he claimed to be  as he passed her husband a short distance from the gate.  John Graham greeted his young wife  affectionately, and together they enter:  ed the house. He observed her pallor  for the first time as she turned up the  light of the dining room lamp.  "What's the matter. Annie?" he inquired anxiously. "You look as if you  had got a fright. Have you been moping in my absence? I meant to be back  a couple of days sooner, but I could  not get my business finished iu time."  "It is nothing. John. 1 did weary for  your coming, and I am glad to see you  home again," she said, with an effort  to keep the tremor out of her voice.  "I have news for you. dear," he said  when they were seated at the tea table. "I met some of my people in the  city  and   was  invited   home.   As  thev  ed up in surprise.  "I'm' afraid you are not yourself tonight, Annie. Tou do look rather ghostlike. But don't trouble about the  bracelets, as I can see them both on  the 2Sth."    ��������� t     n  ��������� ��������� When the guests arrived. It struck  him that his wife had never appeared  to .greater disadvantage. She looked  pale and anxious and seemed to avoid  "meeting his eyes. He was annoyed to  see tlie ��������� proud, lips, of his mother and  sisters curl at his'wife's awkwardness,  and he felt, that she had not done herself justice.   C>nce,he whispered:   '  "You are not wearing both bracelets  tonight?"     ', c \ , -  "No," she answered in a low voice  and with averted eyes. He turned  away, with a look of disappointment.  When the visitors retired for the  night,r he took, both her hands in his.  "There is something wrong, Annie  What is it?" '    -   *  .  Could she tell him, or must she go on  deceiving him and enduring the misery  of the past few days? He was a man  who was upright in all his actions and  hated deceit in any form. Yet she  would only be doing him a further injustice by concealing "the truth. In a  low voice she began and;recounted the  whole story. When she liad finished,  he remained silent. She lifted her tear  stained face to him." ' ,  "Teu do not believe me, and therefore you cannot forgive me?", she ask-'  ed wistfully.    v ���������".',,  ' "I both believe and forgive'.you," he  said geutly. "But-what you "have told  mo is not quite" new to me. I knew  about the charge against you when 1  asked you to marry me, but I believed  in you. And within-the last, twenty-  four hours I have heard the rest of the  story.   Do you recognize, this?"  She was astonished' to see hirn hold  up the bracelet which she had parted  with so unwillingly to the tramp.  "Your friend the tramp got the worse  of drink with the money you gave  him and was locked up at the police  station," he resumed. "This was found  in his possession, and he could give no  proper account of it. Lieutenant Staling happened to mention the matter  to me. I had my own reasons for being interested, and, along with Stirling.  I interviewed the man. I knew him at  once to be the man who was the Watsons' groom when you were with them.  We wormed the matter out of him. and  now it appears that it v������s one of the  servants whom he was courting at the  timo who was the real thief."  "Then I am cleared at last?" she  cried jcyfully.  "Yes. I could bave told you all this a '���������  few hours ago, but I wanted you to  loarn to trust your husband more fully.  I am glad (hat you have told me everything frankly. Now let us forget the  past." c  "The best birthday gift you have given -me is your forgiveness," she said  gratefully.���������Penny Pictorial Magazine.  pired men here?"  "Yes, sir," answered the sergeant.  "Paddy Jackson ,has just completed  his time."  "Well, then!" replied the thoughtful  officer, "Paddy Jackson will fire the  gun.'" , '  And Paddy Jackson did fire,the gun,'  happily "with no fatal result ��������� Edinburgh Scotsman. ,   '  "I hope, you're not after tho 'dear little  birds! my lad?"    ,  "Birds nuthin'! Nuthin' but bears fer  me!"���������New York Journal. .       _  Womep Officials.  More than 8,000 women nre employed in the various'goverument offices in  Washington, 2,044 of whom - have en-^  tcred th'e service after competitive examination. Nine hundred,"of them are  paid salaries1 ranging from $1,000 to  $1,800 a year, the others- being paid  the compensation of ordinary clerks,  $G00 to S900 a year!.  Gnm Water.  To make gum water take one ounce  of the best picked gum arabie and one  quart of water. Put the gum in the  water in a stoppered bottle and put,in  a warm place, occasionally shaking till  all is dissolved. A teaspoonful taken  occasionally for ''troublesome coughs  is useful in allaying irritation.  If a shoe be accidentally scorched, it  can be restored by spreading the place  at once with soft soap and when cool  wiping off the soap and rubbing the  leather with a 'little sweet oil or vaseline.  When whalebone becomes too bent  for use, let it soak for1 some hours in  tepid water; then dry on a flat surface,  and it will be good as new.  Place a jam jar in your hatbox and  put your tulle hat on It This will prevent the tulle becoming crushed'in.  ship,   he   received ���������the  public   thanks  of his captain     out the  quarter-deck  for jumping overboard at night ,    in  the Shanghai River and' saving      the  life  of a' marine".,'   In -1875-77      he  was   flag   captain' bY tlie' Sl'cditerran-  ean fleet.      in  1878 he hoisted     the  British'flag- at  Nicosia,   the    capital'  of   Cyprus,   arid   temporarily.' acred  as-military commandant  there.  During the war'with Arabi  in 18S2   he  was principal naval transport ofiicer.  'From' lS95.to  IMarch,  189S,  he   was  Commander-in-Chief of'the . Cape    of  Good Hope and' west'coast of      Af7r,  ,rica station,, holding which cominand  fSir.'H. II.,Kawsbn won special commendation  from .the  authorities    for  his able conduct of the,naval      bri-  ���������'gade operations at'.Mweli,     ,on     the  Zanzibar, coast,  in "August, 1895,and  ^for  his  admirable" conduct'of '     the  very successful'rpunitivei expedition to  Benin  " in; 1S97.      The bombardment  of Zanzibar was- also, carried,out by  Admiral ��������� Sir "H. H. Rawson.'    ,He re-"  ceived  his   C.B.   for his   work  in the  Egyptian campaign of'18S2,, and'his  1-C.C.B.   for  Benin.     T-Ie  was'      given  command     of the' Channel, Squadron,  .in December,   1S9S.   _.  1  Lord Kosebery und   Cathedral*.  r i  When Lord Roseberv is stopping at  his seat at "Afentmore, he is an excellent host in a quiet way to his  neighbors', more > especially - to - the  clergy of the district. On one occa-  'sion a young vicar, hut recently appointed, to his benefice, was ' c 'asked  to dinner. When - the ladies had  withdrawn, the. vicar was somewhat  embarrassed hy/-his host's suddenly  accosting him to 'this affect: "I have  just had occasion to visit two of our  largest ' and 'most beautiful cathedrals. What is the use or purpose of-  such"vast'buildings, that' are so  rarely, filled, and that are so - often  in very' small cities? You, come',  Mr. , from a cathedral town, can  you   kindly   solve   the   problem.'? "r  After a moment's hesitation, the  young vicar replied: . "I have some-  Limes heard a question asked ' by  strangers on the roads in this district,, '.What is that vast and beautiful house on the high ground yonder?' meaning your Lordship's house  of Mentmore. " The answer is 'Why  that is the seat of one of the King's  chief'nobles.' With such an answer  people are well content. They think  thec building suitable. And yet, my  Lord, it is but seldom, I should  think, that all the halls and rooms  of 'jVTentmore are "filled'. We don't  grumble at the size'of the house: a  dignified position requires 'dignifiea  surroundings." "I am well answered," said Lord Roscbcry, , and  'turned the conversation. , Some of  the company thought he was annoyed, but a little later, as they left  the dining, room, he put-,-his hand  on the young parson's shoulder, and  said: "A good answer; 'I thank  you  for it."���������From  M.A.P.  The richer the cake the slower should  be the oven.  Lima beans are delicious fried a  golden brown after being boiled until  tender.     ' , ,   <  You can improve the flavor of brus-  sels sprouts hy boiling a bunch of parsley in tho same water.  To prevent eggs .cracking while boiling pierce with a pin the broad end before putting them into,the water.  "\yhen making jam tarts, brush the  pastry that will be under the jam with  white of egg. It will prevent it from  getting sodden.,,. , ,  ' In frying doughnuts a "large slice of  raw-potato should be'put in the fat  and it will - prevent, the black specks  from appearing on their surface.  To retain  the juice in  a  fruit pie'  while cooking make a1 sniall hole in,the  'center of the crust.and stick iutodt a  straw or a paper funnel.    The ,steam  will, escape tli'rougii it,  and the -juice  will be retained in the pie.  r  In preparing a salad-wash whatever  green is'tised very carefully,* and see-to  it that it;Is dried perfectly..,'A few,wet  1 lettuce leiives will let enough^moisture,  gather in the bottom of the'salad bowl ,  and-rum the best dressing ever, made.-  A  Japanese "custard   is "made "with .  baked - apples. . Press - through a sieve'  until a teacupful of the frothy'pulp ia  got. ,Stir in one.teacupful of powdered  .sugar and the stiff whites of two eggs,,  beat for twenty minutes and eat with  whipped cream.      ,. " (    '" 'I _ ,  *1|  *V j  lv.  ���������   M  m  w  'I  A Patient's  Room. Y       ';  People wlio are not'disturbed by'disorder when well aro often-disturbed by ,  the least confusion in the arrangement  of a room'when ill.'Everything in* the  room"' should' be carefully "adjusted to  the best advantage; for a-sick person's   .  fancy   is    most - capricious. '   Nothing '  'should be allowed'to lie around carelessly.  The table should'.not be littered  with books and papers.   Flowers should ,  be  kept' no  longer  than  while  abso-  ,  lutely fresh. .Medicine and water glass.-,"  es'should be carefully washed 'and kept  from   the- sight' of  the  patient.    The  '  sight of mediciue is not' only trying to  ah invalid,  but.often, nauseating. ' No  food  should  ever  be prepared  in the  _'  sickroom.   ''If  only < a   small? bowl'of"  broth, it should .be served- as inviting- <  ly as possible.    Nor,; should a^bowl'of J>  broth or gruel or a cup' of tea be car- '  ried to the sick person in your hand.  Place it oh a tray covered with a clean  .tiapkin.   Bring but-a-little"quantity at'Y  a .time, .for a, large'quantity is-apt to    ,  take  away  the, patient's appetite.    If  yOSt>it>lo    aJ-rv-ayo foci-Tc    -too .-J-Lttlo,- e-c-   \  serving a supply, until asked for,more. "  ���������Woman's Life. ���������   -. >. , "'  ���������M4  Mice  are  banished  by  laying  wild  mint in their_haunts.   A   IC'ndrcd   Soul.  They had just been introduced, and,  as she looked into his thoughtful blue  eyes, the young girl feit that sbe had  at last met a man of high ideals.  '���������Are you interested in the elevation  of the masses, Mr. McSmudge?" she  asked, after she had worked up to the  ���������subject.by easy conversational stages.  '���������Intensely, Miss Gushiugton," be answered. "I have dedicated my life to  this great work. I am just now interesting myself in circulating a pamphlet  on tbe subject, which 1 shall be pleased to send you."  "How lovely!" she murmured. She  knew that she had at last found a  kindred soul.  But this world is full of bitter disappointments, and it was a hard jolt to  Ethel _Gushington's finer sensibilities  when "a few days later she received,  with the compliments of John Wesley  McSmudge, a catalogue of passenger  cievators for which he was agent.���������  Salt Lake Herald.  mm!y������yj^im:yy������y^  '(i!\-i:u:pn,  pir.iuipsj;  Pin!"-  '���������So   nun ter.   Frit?::.  I've H'.v.-illou-ed  in   my   riotauizirr'  CV.SPi     '''('I'I  jiro   plenty., more:  L'scfnl. Anyway.  Silk  In  Engrlaatl.  King James I. was very anxious to  naturalize the silkworm in England  and to establish a native manufacture  of the product. To this end a great  many mulberry trees were imported  from North America, and a fine plan-  'fiUlT^'""  s*&  "I have prpHCi-ihed here an oil for your  husband. Give him throe or four tea-  spoonfuls of it a day. If it doesn't do  him any good you can use it to grease  boots  with!"  .Fcalhe'if lied  officers.  A correspondent sends to Justice,  London,. England, a copv of a letter  from a volunteer just returned from  active service iii the Transvaal. Tho  writer  sa3rs:  "The real trouble is always tho  convoy. Will 'it be believed-, that  an ofiicer commanding a column 1  was recently with traveled in a wagon bigger than a railway saloon  carriage? The column was halted  every day for two hours, during  which time a stove and chimney were  dug out of this wagon, and this brilliant commanding officer's lunch  cooked thereon. " The wagon wont  with us when we went on night  marches as a flying column. _ The  other officers'traveled with crkket  bats, etc., golf and. polo sticks,  spring beds and mattresses, banjoes,  tables and chairs, and a boll tent  each, to say; nothing of mess tents  and other impediments, such as  whiskey carts. Result���������The men are  half tlie time risking their lives to  defend the convoy instead of being  able to quickly reinforce, any portion  if   the   r'nlnmn" nt.f fir-ked."  THAn't  Work,  First Suburbanite���������I hear that neighbor of yours adopted that hired girl of  his so as to get her to stay with the  family.  Second Suburbanite���������Yes, and now  his adopted daughter wants to stay in  the parlor and play the piano all day  and let her mother do the housework.  "Washltipr Dishes.  .While a love for dishwashing Is  hardly to be expected, still a positive  distaste for it may be mitigated if not  .prevented by doing it in tho right way.  First' collect all the silver, wiping off  any grease with a soft rag, and stand  It in a bowl of hot water. Next gather  the glassware and cups and saucers  and stack them according to their kind  on a large tray. Scrape the plates as  clean as possible with bits of bread.  Stack them and then empty and scrape  the platters and vegetable dishes. Pro-  >vide two large .pans, one for, washing,  .the other for rinsing, and have plenty  of hot water ready. Put tho silver in  tho rinsing pan and, pouring in hot  jwater, .wash it with the hands, wiping  dry,"with a soft cloth. Next wash the  jcups and saucers, the plates and the  'larger dishes in the order named, using  [hot water plentifully throughout. Finally make a good suds of tkQ> rinsing  wat������M and in it wash the glassware,  wiping dry with a towel that will not  lint. Then put them all away in their  proper places and clean up the kitchen.  Children'*   Questions.  To those who find it diificult to give  information ' on some of the subjects  that children ask questions about it is  a comfort to realize that very often the  bettor plan is to let a child keep an interesting question in mind instead of  satisfying curiosity with some commonplace reply. Such a reply, by killing the desire for knowledge on a particular theme, takes away just'so much  of the child's zest. Teach the questioner how to observe and to rely upon  his own observation for answers to  most questions. That course will develop mental alertness and make everyday life more .entertaining.  J  He came 5n'; breathlessly, hurrying like  one who bore 'important news.  "A butcher in the market dropped GO  feet!" he exclaimed.  "Is he dead? How did it happen? Tell  us about it!"  "No. he isn't hurt n bit."  "That's remarkable." ' y" ���������  "Th'\y    wore    "'"ics'    feet."        r  y;  A Bedroom  Hint.  If you are short on closets or the  best bedroom hasn't a place for the  visitor to hang her t'dther gown, set  the bed with the head across the corner and stud the back of the headboard with hooks. With the iron bedstead you cannot do that, but you can  have two or three shelves fitted into  a, corner with hooks on a cleat below  the lowest and a cretonne curtain  hung from the top. Put a picture, a  bust or a big vase of grasses, etc., on  top of the. upper .'Shelf, and the effect  isn't so bad; '  TaJvinjv tlie Census.  Jones���������Great Scott, has 1 hat man been  ia an explosion or a railroad  wreck?  Brown ���������Neither.     He's  a   census  enumerator who showed up a smaller popula-  j tiun in his town thajj k had ten years ago.  ) J  L J  nk.-\  Wl  /���������  m  I'I  li  I  al  mora \  ix:  w  SfF-'  :i  1-  ������������������4f, ������  B J.������-f  I i'lf  ?^Y  '.  \\  if-  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  - ,      TO  THE VERY END.  Ancold lady, being told that a certain lawyer "was lying at the point  of death," exclaimed : "My gracious I Won't even, -death stop that  man-lying ?" -'  P-iggs���������I  hear  you  are   ' iinanjiiaily  embarrassed; is it true ?  '   Piggs���������No, my creditors see������n to'be  a little embarrassed,  but I'm not.  Mr. Thomas Ballard, Syracuse, N.T .writes':  "I have been afllicted for nearly a year with  that most-to-be-dreaded disease, dyspepsia, and  at times worn out with pain and want of sleep,  and after trying almost everything recommended, I tried one box of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills. J am now nearly well, and believe  thoy will cure me. I would uot be without  them for any money.1'  The metric system of weights and  measures was adopted by France in  1790, by Holland-,in'3 816,'by Belgium in O 820, and by Sweden in  1889.    ��������� ,  V, There, is more Catarrh in this section of the  i'country than all other diseases put together,  s and until the last few years was supposed to be  I incurable.   For a great many years doctors pro*  --��������� nounced it a local disease, and prescribed local  remedies, and by constantly failing: to cure with  local . treatment,'   pronounced   it/ incurable.  Science has proven catarrh to be a constitutional disease, and therefore requires constitution-  ral treatment. - Hall's Catarrh Cuie, manufac-  ', tured by F. J Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is  tho only constitutional cure on tho market.    It  is taken internally in doses from 10 drops' to a  teaspoonful.    It acts directly on the blood and  mucous surfaces of the system.^ They, offer one  hundred dollars for any case it' fails * to cure.  Sond for circulars and testimonials.-  '/ ddresa    ,F J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.  '   Sold by Druggists,' "ioc.,     ,   , .  ,   'Hall's H'arni y Pills ai o the best.  Lake Superior is 1,003- feet deep,  and,,601 feet above thexsea., Slocair  lake,, is about 'the same depth, and  1,750. feet above the sea.c      ' ' ���������'        I  Rlaw Winds   _���������AND   Wet Weather  cause the Colds that cause  - Pneumonia arid Consump-  Tion* ���������������������������������������������������������������    ���������  Shiloh's  Consumption  Cure  cures the cold, heals the  lungs and makes you well. .  , S HIL 0 H cures Consumption  and all Lun������f and,Throat  Troubles; and Coughs and  '- Colds in a day. Positively  guaranteed.  25 cents.   ���������   ���������  Write to S. C. Weixs & Co., Toronto,  Can.-, for a free trial bottle.  Karl's Clover Root Tea Cures Headache  ', A LONG SILENCE.   ���������  ��������� 'A woman named Marie ' Eska'has  just died -at Spring Valley, in the  State of New York,' who for thirty  years, --lived,with h'er husband -without exchanging a single word /with  him. "' This long silence was ,the result of a vow voluntarily taken.  JERVOUS TROUBLE  MARKET REVIEW.  (Compiled from Tbe Commercial)  During  The Publisher- of the Best Farmer's  paper������in the Maritime .Provinces in  writing to us states : -     ���������>    ���������   -'  , 'I would say that'I do not know  of.a medicine that has stood the  test, of time Wike\ MINARD'S LINIMENT., JJt' jhas been an unfailing  remedy in ou'r^household ever -since  I������ can remember,_ and -' has outlived  dozens .of'would-be 'competitors and  imitations. . - ' >'"  MAKES LIFE A SOUKCE  OF CON-  ���������     'o -, .  ST ANT-MISERY.  .WHEAT.  the past 'seven days there  has developed- a weaker feeling in  wheat which has resulted in lower  prices. There has' been,, no radical  change in the situation, but about  the beginning of the week fairly  good rains fell over the western  winter wheat , country, where the  condition of the crop was becoming-  serious owing to the ,drought, and  this ,had the effect of -weakening the  previous bullish feeling,, especially  in speculative markets.  Manitoba wheat has been very dull  all the week but prices have not  changed much, and for wheat" in  store at lake,ports they are actually a shade higher than a week ago,  showing that Manitoba wheat is not  ruled all the time by American mar-  jkets. At the close of markets yesterday while IhereSvas lio demand  for ' wheat .values were 1 northern'  71%c and 2 northern 68*40 in store  Fort William, Port Arthur or Duluth  spot, en' route, or March' delivery.  May delivery 1 northern 7314c, 2  northern 69%c. ,1 northern on <YLv.ck  North Bay' 51 y2c, ' but ' 2 northern  cannot ber quoted there as there are  no'buyers.     " '  Country Wheat���������The' grain .movement has ' increased a little this  week, and we note p slight improvement in prices at ' country points.  As high as'61c per'bushel'is being  paid for wheat at 'some points, and  the market ranges from 57 to 61c  per bushel''for farmers' loads." ' ' ���������  Liverpool Prices.���������No. I1 northern  spring  wheat  sold  at Liverpool    on  ooj-onsri^^x- house, ^^oisrari^E^^iL.  DEPARTMENTAL STORE  NEW SPRING CATALOGUE  1 ' ��������� - -    _       '  WITH   ILLUSTRATIONS  OF  EVERY HOUSEHOLD REQUISITE  rpo    .A^HSTST   .AuIXDI^ESS  -'.   M  SAMPLES  Of, NEW SPRING GOODS sent" as of ten' as desired,  ��������� ��������� and Special Attention given to Mail Orders:     .. , ��������� ,  HENRY   K/iOROAN   &  CO.-   MONTREAL.  Id.  The Sufferer is Constantly Tired/and  Depressed,   Will    Startle " at    the  ,Sligheest Noise,'and'Is Easily Ir-  M'itated."    '   k  '     >'    < ' '  "The. right use, of air; water, fasting and - exercise ;wiil cure nearly  everyn disease known' to man or "woman. '..**"'        r������   ��������� * '      ' '.   '-'  Keep HIBMD'S LINIMENT in,tne House.  - ��������� A country laborer of Brescia while  cleaning an 'eel, discovered in .its  stomach a large bl'ack pearl, which  has been purchased by a Milan jeweller for ������1,500. -  There is'no torture more acute,and  intolerable 'than nervousness. "A nervous person is in a state of- constant  irritation by day. andi'sleeplessness by  nightr ' The sufferer starts at every  noise; is oppressed by- a feeling that  something awful is going to happen;  is shaky, depressed,"and although in  a constantly' exhausted state, is unable to sit or lie still.        .-        --  If.you are nervous or worried, or  suffer from a'combination of langour  and constaniJLuritation*, -you���������need a  nerve .food and nerve'tonic, and Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills are absolutely  the best thing in the -world for'you.,  You will find after taking them that  your feelings of distress and worry  are , hieing rapidly replaced, by  strength,    confidence    and     a feeling  -;   There never, was, and never will   be, a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all iil=  to which flesh is heir���������the very nature of  many curatives being such that were the  germs of other and differently seated, diseases rooted m the system, of tho patient���������  what would relieve one uTin'turn would aggravate -the' other.   We  have, however, in  Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,'  unadulterated state, a remedy for many and  grievous ills.   By its-gradual and judicious  use the frailest systems aro led into convalescence and strength by the influence which  Quinine exerts on nature's own .restoratives.  It relieves' the drooping spirits of those wilh  whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life ia a disease,  and, by tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to  sound aud refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor  to the action of   tho blood, which, being  stimulated^ courses  throughout  the  vem������,  strengthening tho healthy animal functions  of the system! thereby making- activity a  recovers*,  necessary result, strengthening tho, frame,  and giving lifo to the digestive organs, which  naturally demand increased' substance���������result, improved appetite. Northrop & Ljman������  of Toronto have given to tho public theh  suporior Quinine Wine at the u^ual rate, arid  gauged .by tho opinion of  scientists, thi*-  wrao approaches rer.ro-1 perfection oi anyh  Remarket.    *"  Jn Java (here is an orchid, the  graiTunatophylluni. all the flowers ol  which open at once, as if by the  stiokc.ol" a hiiry wand, and they also  all wither  together.  S>ifTovence& ������i' <>3iii:i">xi vcg-ii-dhig the popular inrornni sui'l est sriial comedy, 33r. Thomas*  Koiecifcric Oil���������do no I;, go far ns-known, osi'-.t.  Tho testimony is posicivo acd concurrent that  tho articlo relieves physical, pain,, curoa  2araciie������2,-chocks a co.usrh, i's an excellent romoily  foryaiiifj and rlioiraif.tis complaints, and it has  no nauseatiiiff or other unpleasant effoct whon  taken internally. . ������������������ ',���������'������������������  The odour from burning leather is  considered a protection against. infectious disease. During the. prevalence of cholera'in'"Vienna', years  ago, no> -shoemaker "was attacked.  They prevented it by burning scraps  of leather in their houses.  Bickle's Anti-Consumption ' Syrup stands at  the head of tholist for all disease*) of tho throat  and lungs. It acts like magic in breaking up a  cold; A cough is soon subdued, tightness of the  chesb is relieved, oven tho worst case of. consumption ia relieved, -while, ia recent cases it  may bo said never to fail, it is a medicine pro-  parcd'from tho activo principles or virtues ot  .several medicinal herb1), and cnu be dopendod  :upon for all pulmonary complains.  HAIR GROWTH  A man's hair, allowed to grow to  its- extreme 1 length, rarely exceeds  12 or 14 inches, -while that of a woman will grow in rare instances to  70 or 75 inches, though the-average  does not exceed 25 to 30 inches.  that you are on the road to full and  complete health and strength. Get  rid of your nervousness in the^only  possible way���������by-building up .strong-,  steady nerves.  'Miss  Ina Doucet,  Bathurst,  N:   B.,  says :   "Words fail mo to adequately  ^express what I owe to Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills.      I was attacked   bys   la  grippe,the after effects of which took  the form of nervous exhaustion.  The  least  noise'would startle me  and T  would tremble for some time. I used  several    medicines,  but they  did not  help mo, and as time went on 1 was  growing worse and   was so    nervous  that I -was afraid t'o remain alone in  a room    1 slept badly at night and  -would frequently awake -with a start  that    would,   compel me  to   screajn.  The' trouble   told   on  mc to  such  an  extent that my friends feared for my  xVu this  time my    aunt  urged  me -to  try  Dr.  Williams'  Pink  Pills,   and after,using   eight boxes I  .was completely restored to health. 1  feel    that  =Dr.    Williams'  Pink Pills  saved  my life and   I sincerely   hope  my experience- will benefit some other  sufferer."  These    pills    never    fail  to   restore  health  and  strength in cases   li\e  tne  above.    They   make  now,   rich   blood  with    every     dose,    .strengthen     the  nerves    and   thus   drive   diseas'"1  from  the system.    Dr. Williams' Pink Tills  arc a  certain,    cure   for  rheumatism,  sciatica,   partial  paralysis,   bt,   Vitus'  dance,   indigestion,    kidney and li%.er  troubles, -and the ailments that make  the 1 ives of.so/many women a sourco  of    constant   'misery.      Bright   eyes,  rosy  cheeks,   and   an  elastic  .stc'p    is  certain   to'-'follow a  fair   use  of .this  medicine. Be sure that' the full name  "Dr.   Williams'   Pink   Pills   for   Pale  People,"   is   on  every  box you   buy.  All  others are imitations.  If you   do  not find these pills at your 'dealers'  they will be sent post'   paid   at    50  cents a box or six boxes  for  S'2.50.by  addressing the Dr. Williams .Medicine  Co.,  Brockville,   Ont, '       ;  Santa  Barbara,   in California,   is   a  sweet  burg.      Two  hundred  cars   of.  .honey-   are . shipped   out of it every  year. ��������� ��������� ���������  . ���������'  tl for linara's anfl tale no otter,  MAP'S,' LDMENT .LBMbenp'S FrisM...  The Metropolitan Police' of London look, after 8,200 miles of roads  and streets..    .. .,    .  Y-Z (wise head) has an advantage over other  soap powders, inasmuch as it acts as a disinfectant.  In Paris the cab-driver is prohibited by the authorities from smoking when driving through the streets.  Saturday at 6s  FLOUR���������The''flour, - market 'has  been pretty steady as regards prices  for sonic ;time, but the monotony has  now been broken, ,and we note ,aJ decline of, 5c per ' sack this week.  Standard brands now, rule as',, follows : Ogilvie's Hungarian Patent,,  SI.93 per''sack of 98 lbs.;' G-lenora  Patent, 'SI.80:-.'Alberta, S3 .60;'Man-'  itoba,' SI. 10; Imperial XXXX, ������3.20  M1LLFEED���������Bran, 'in bulk, per ton  S14.50; shorts, .$16.50'.; Delivered iii  bags, the prices are Slisp higher.    ,  .GROUND FEEl>-Oat chop is'quot-'  ed cat   ������27 per ton delivered to the  trade;    barley   chop,   ,$22 wper   ton;  mixed,barley and" oats,  S25  per ton;  oil cake, $27 per ton.  1 OATS.-The market 'is well supplied with oats and prices are "easy  at about the same figures, as a week  ago. There is a" small 'eastward  "movement to Quebec points, ,but the  buyers are not very keen;' Prices remain unchanged at 35 t'o 36c per  bushel for feed grades in'car-lots on  track in, Winnipeg. Prices being paid  to 'farmers at country points.for.No.  2 white oats range 'around' 28 to  31c, Brandon rate of freight.  BARLEY���������There is but very*little  doing in barley here. The market'is  firmer and we quote now 37c to 38c  per bushel of 4S pounds for feed  grades, and 40c per bushel for malting, on track in Winnipeg.  --. HAY���������The glut in the market continues, and carlots have 'offered hero  this week at as low as $3.70 per  ton. Dealers have 'hardly the conscience to take hay at the prices' at  which some of'iiTls offering. Loose  hay on the street is worth, about the  same as baled. The. general1 ide-t oi  the value is $4.50 per ton for fresh  baled on  track.  DRESSED MEATS���������Conti'nued scarcity of fat cattle has firmed up the  beef market and dressed is ruling y*c  higher this week at 7 to Sc per ib.  Other lines are unchanged. Wo quote:  Beef, city dressed, 7 to 8c nor lb ;  country,, i^c under these prices; veal,  8' to 9c per lb; mutton, Sc ; lamb,  8c; hogs, ,7V_.  POULTRY���������There is' not much doing in the poultry market, owing to  the short supply. Demand is good  and all offerings are readily taken  by dealers. Fresh killed chickens  nre worth 3 1 to l2!/_c per pound delivered here, clucks-and geese, 10 to  lie,  and turkeys,  12'/_. to  14c  BUTTETu-Creaniery- Winnipeg buyers arc paying 2-L to 26c per 1!). net  for  their  supplies at  present  BUTTER���������Dairy���������Choice dairy butter is very scarce. Second grades  are plentiful and not wanted., at "oil.  Wholesale dealers are paying;20c per  pound,���������-commission basis,, for lino  butter'in tubs, bricks or prints; 3.6  to 17c ,for ordinary qualities. '��������� Seconds' are only worth 10 to 3.2c per  pound, and some of. the receipts do  not bring that much",     v   ������������������-'  ' CHEESE���������There is still a little  cheese-in tho market at ll^c, .while  some dealers are asking- as-high as,  121/oC for their stock to the retail  trade.   The eastern market is'firmer,  .EGGS���������The, market is overstocked,  and prices have, slumped badly this  week. The best price now is 12i/_c  per dozen, commission basis, for  fresh candled eggs, in cases, delivered, here.  "."POTATOES��������� Farmers' Toads, delivered in Winnipeg, are worth. 20 to  30c per bushel.  ��������� '���������HIDES���������"No."!'inspected hides, 6V���������c  per lb, delivered in Winnipeg; No. 2,  5V.c;    No.    3,   41/ic; kips and calves,  ������# 4.*r&"4/ 4jud/ flit/ 'prf~pf'  0-Us/*  '���������4/41 <mju<fri*4������4C6r������(rnUc������&.  \  rfite  T^SS  "PAGE METAL GATES"*" so low m ������_*  ���������    .. a    ' ! t ��������� 1.1.      ^     _  _ no one caneffoi  ������; to nso wooden ones. Light, and yet strong enough to su-  4^ port a heavy man'on the end,while ha swings around tli������<  ^tg_j_i_L; circle without causing them to sag. ��������� They are, neat in|  ia-tiMggr appearance, will lest a lifetime. Will not sag nor get ricketyl  ^^i������������i-t������issw^^^^a tfhey are supplied with latches which allow them tobeopen4  r^^^^^KwssasRy.^^Ss-r^ ^ eitl_er way and areself acting. Theonly good metal eatef  that i3 low enough in price for Ceneral farm pui-poses, - We also make Farm and Ornamental  Fence. Poultry Netting, Nails and Staples. The Page- Wire Fenco Co..Limited. WalkarviHe, Out.  ROSS & ROSS, General Agents,,,Box  633. .Winr-i^ocr.. Man.  '���������' Scotland' has���������146 parishes 'without  paupers, poor rates, or publics-houses.  - A 'church in Seidlitz^'in Bohemia,,  contains" a cnande'lie'r made of human  bones:- -   ' "    & ~     '  ���������More matches' are'used'in the United- Kingdom ^than in "any  other  one  country   ^.in the world." It has been"  estimated thalt English people use an J  average     of .eight-matches each per-'  son' per-day.' /���������'..-. ' ���������'"   '<  One washing with- Sunlight Soap will'produca  purer linen,th:!n two washings with impure soap.  REDUCES  EXPENSE  5^m  will "be paid by IEVEH EE0THIZIS LIMITED, Toronto,  to any'-'psrson who can prove that this soap contains  any form of adulteration, cr any injurious chemicals.  X  . ASK FOR THE OCTAGON- BAR  ��������� ���������"���������   CATTJLE.���������Beef cattle are scarce"at  414c per pound for best quality. The  range is from' 4 to 4V_c. - Stockers  worth $14 to ������16 for yearlings at  country points, 'and $18 to $20 for  two-vear-ol ds.  SHEEP���������There is no movement at  present as .butchers are supplied  with frozen mutton.        ,  I-IOnS���������^The market is steady at  last week's decline, the price now  being 6c per pound for choice packing - hogs  delivered at >��������� Winnipeg.  DURABLE PAVEMENTS.  I    The    experience     in   Edinburgh is  that   wooden pavements,  even when  made from the creosote-bearing Aus-1-  J tralian   farrah   wood,  last,  on busy  ���������streets,  but' ten years, "while granite  ' blocks,    if reset   oiice or twice, will  last thirty years.  The   King-   of Sijm owns an  corps   of   500     elephants,      all  trained  fos  military    purposes,  under connnand of a general. l  army  well  and  FREE TO MOTHERS ONLY.  To every mother of young children  who will send us her name and' address plainlv written on a postal  card, we will send I'roo of all charge  a valuable little book on the care of  infants   and   young  children. This  book lias been prepared by a physician who has,,'made the ailments of  little  01'ies  a  life study. With the  l)pok\we. will senda free sample of,  P.aby'.s Own Tablets-the best medicine iu the world for the minor ailments of infants and young children..  Mention the name of- this paper and  address 'The' In-. William's Medicine  Co.,. Brockpille,   Out.  . A. W. CHASE'S  CATARRH CURE  25.  U   I B  is sent direct to tho diseased  parts by the Improved Blower.  Heals the ulcers, clears the air  passages, stops droppitiRS in tha  throat and permanantly cures  Catarrh and Hay Fcvr. Blower  free. All dealers, or Dr. A. VV (. h.ise  Medicine Co., Toronto and Buffalo.  Asparagus is one of the most  wholesome of vegetables. It comes  early m the spring, and a bed once  established will last 20 years.  If a man is inclined to lead a fast  life he should lead it to the nearest  hitching post and tie it.  some    price;    deakins,     25     to -40c;  horsehides,  50c to $1.  WOOL���������Market nominal.  TALLOW���������The  local  price  for  tallow is 4V_- to 5c per pound.  /TOWERS. .AS CEMETERIES. ',  The "towers of silence" are two  tall towers used by the Parsecs as  cemeteries. They never bury their  dead, but leave the body exposed on  the top of one of these towers until  tlie sun and the rain, and the fowls,  of the air have cleaned, the bones of  all flesh.' Then the bones are collected and placed in. the other tower.  Fagged Out.���������None but those who have become fagged out know'what a depressed, miserable feeling it is. A 1 strength is gone, and  despondency has taken hold of tho sufferers.  They feel as though thero is nothing to live for.  There, however, is a euro. One box of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will do wonders in restoring health and strength. Mandrake and dandelion aro two of tho articles entering into the  composition of Parmelee's Pills.  One    thousand    five  thirteen     novels     were  England last year.  hundred  and  published  in  And let ns supply you with  a clean cut,modern lot that  will brighten up your pages  and please . your readers  and advertisers. Write us  for estimate? on anything  in printer's material.   : : :  T0E0NT0 TYPE  F0XJ1TOBY COT  n5 McJDermofc Ave., Winnipeg.  ���������.���������.-��������� nm.-������a������'-i-ginFmta-������ami'  ,- ... i  ri-      *      2 1  v> f  - y\\  - * ** 't !  t     I I  *-' i'i  - r|  '��������� -.^f.  ."    'ft.  -    fir  ,     |  r-'l   ,   '"���������  i  IK   .   '  V-  ' 1   :���������*  i <  *���������'���������* A4i  , - f - , v  li   "-    .  Y--.;.f  .1- ->���������:'  >     !      '  (<  ri  ... 9  -"'- ������l  * c .a  W. N. U. No. 2C9. ^js^j^Sfe*;^^^  S������Uttl^WMUCn^WkT^H.V'^'^->^^^^'^-ui'<  ^w^-iut^^eai^auiatfa  <^^wa^a^g>������i^it^^*^^  Jtt&V������&&3ti^^  .';������������������,���������' kL-    E VERY    W E D N ES D A Y.  Subscription, $2 a year, in advance  T3301. B. anbernon. BMtor  ,K3" Advertisers who Want their ad  changea/ should set copy m by  9 a.m   day before issue  iSub-iCibers     tailing    Ty->    u-'.etve      I������IK  N kws regularly (will confer a favor by   notifying'the  'otftce. ..,.'���������  Job Work Strictly C.  O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  &������&������������*,  t������  Ther! Railway Agreement.        ���������<  " The'R-i!way Agreement Act,  1892,",, wms laid before the Legislature on Moud������3'? 5ih May ' The  .bill'emhodies the contracts for the  huildine* of the Canadian Northern  1 .y *~    o  and tho-Coast Koow-nay, roads. The  .Act1'ib  opposed by ihe  Opposition,  , vote, Mr Mc-Phillip?, a member'for  ,.   Victoria city being one of the mmi-  t>er.     Mr McPhillips constituents,  however, have'hronght this gentle-  man to task for < pposinga measure  ,'SO largely affecting tlie  prosperity  ,  "of  the  Island   and   City he .ropie-  "���������penis.    ATarge'deputation of .lead-  '"ing citizens and businessmen vrait-  ���������������������!' on      Messrs     EL-lmcken     and  '_' 'McPhillips' last' week   and   asked  those   gen'i.ieme'n' *tb   supuort   the  r i * *  .' Government Railway Bill. Mr  Helmcken readily agreed to withdraw his opposition. Not so,, -however,' wilh Mr McPhillips/ who is  solely governed by his bitter hatred  off'Mr. Joseph Martin. He defies  ' his''constituents, and-says he will  oppose.^the' govcnment railway  "policy to the'bitter"end.  A yery'rdangerous foreign element-  - is also failing its head in the.Ho'use:  ' The- "Ollala" /-Company' 'of   the  State of-Maine, withapaper capital  of .$8,000,000, is making itself fell  , in the Legislature/--The Co. ha? no"  standing in' the" United  States  nor-  ',anywhere .else; has = only .been >re-  cently organised, and is cautiously  looking out for gullible or unprinci:  v pled men-to act as" its, agents. | ,Mi\  .   Oliver,,the B.C. direcior, evidently  belongs to the gullible class, for no  'doubt he is  an   honest  man,  but  an ambition to get rich"-in haste���������  und this Company which he represents   with,  its  $8,000,000,  paper  capital, is anxious to get' the contract for building the Coast-Koot-  enay railway at  a  million  dollars  less than any other tenders submitted' t_> the Government.    Of couise,  no honest government could'think  of considering   a    tender    coming  .f.-om most   people  would  setdov-n  as a combination of sharpe-s,   Still  " Ollala John" is said to he sure of  the support of so inn members of the  House, and it would not be the not  instance in   which iho Lrgislauije  ������1 B.C..hps been   ". iniim>r,cec.:,;  by  turn rind Died outsiders.   During ti e  Premiership   of Mr   Al������������x.. Da-vie,  Many years  since,  the  memTie.-s of  L"gislatuteaset the  government at  DIRECT from the G-ROWES to the COHSXTBIEB  C. J. SVIOORE. 8o!e Agent  PERSONAL- ������  I  M-r E. Barrett took a'flying trip  to Vancouver'last week.'  Mr F. D1. Little'came up Wednesday, and returned -Friday.  i     , ' '  Dr S.-Tolmie,"-government veterinary surgeon,',imis'.tbe'district on  duty.   ..       , ��������� .' ,'   ,,     ,.  '.-Alex. 'Walker and family h;>ve  leturned from Scotland' to live  amongst us again,        '   ' _ ,_  ..   ''nsroTiOE-, ������������������  , -  ���������/ ���������  DR. GRICE,' Dentist, is in town,  to-day and will remain till .the  29th for business-.   ' ,  Ready - M ixed  Paints,'  A LABASTINE-,       WhITIVG  1 '   .  -'< y ; ���������.    ;  i  -GLUE-..  -,Wall'-, Paper  Garden Tools,     Flower Pots?     Etc.  1  Msmmr lyeriuis,"/.'..  OumlDBrlana, E;G.  VIOLIN    TUITION.  Professor Schaffner, -graduate of  the " Cincinnati Conuervatory 'of  ���������M.u������igli_aiid Member of the Musicians Union'of Seattle, will'give in-  .structioh to 'a limited number'of  'pupils' during his stay here,, on  violin, 'or brass and reed instruments.   .Satisfactory   musical   en-  Mrs Livesley and her youngest son, I Sagements entered into  for  alLon-  -Mr b: McKay, have ldfD for a. visit ' 'lerlai!imef^'       ^^'��������� ^   office,  to the old .country.  " >��������� , '.  *'' 'Mr Goepel,  Government Auditor  of<o offices,   paid   Cumberland   an  official visit last week.  . Mrs E. Jones was <taken3 to Na-  naimo Friday to undergo an ,oper-  ���������ation.     Since then, we learn that  .this had been successfully performed by Dr PI ogle of that place.    '   .  , We hear that Dr Bailey's family  has lately^ been enlarged by,ttie  advent of .7. sor. The doctor and  family are'iiving in Washington:' ,  IE  m\  '&   ' ,    ' for th'at cough/ f ry. : ,  OK.-������3rsr^jrrz  _' YictoriaTouriKts Associn 1 ion have '  issued a leaflet for distribution set-,  ting-fokh" the iidvaii'tage*- of B.C. as'  a-fibld for the pleasure-seeker. . We  are   glad- to' see  this  action   being  taken and w,onder. the people of"  the province 'have not long *'g6>,  awak'-ned to thi-> fact that this advertising should be done .if we wish  -to let the world know what' we  have���������-a: sportsman's and tourist's  paradise.       , : :   -    \.   o   Messrs Weiler Bros., of Victoria,  are issuing lu,ile advertising books  of net-dies, ver> I'.eatly gouoh up,,  ancl a boon to housewives, who,  while picking out a needle, may  read that enterprising firm's-mention of good house furnishings.  ETOTiciS.  ALL ACCOUNTS due to the late Edward  Rollings, shoemakc-r, of Comox, must be  pair! to Mfis Jani: Roll'tkcs, Executrix,  on or lvEore the fir-.! clay of July, 1902.  and ali Accounts owing must bu preseuted  for payment by fh-il rfa-e.  MRS JANE ROLLINGS,    '  ,   Kxr.OUTKTX,   CoT.tox.  FI^AHLl-ili    RTATESIEISTT   OF  PliS    SOCIAL,  (under    the   auspices   of    " Riverview"  "L.T.R. Lodge, No.  r66.)  Total llacwiprs    $101 75  Expenditures        13 00  Gash orv.haud.  $91  75  Riverview Lodge wishes lo thank those  defiance   and  passed an Act hand- | outsiders  who  took  part  in   the  social,  in������ over ail the best 'tiojher lunds  in the' Kooienay distiict to an  American Co,, called she Ainswonh  Co., composed of the banking firm  of Ainswonh Bro*., Portland. Tho  Act apparently < scaped thescru iny  of the Dominion Government, aiid  ���������.became law, and it was only by accident, that-it was disallowed. A  member1 of the Dominion .Govern..-  ment paid an < flicial visit to Vic'  tpria, some tivo years after the pas-  ;sage of tlie Act, -and his'attention  'was'.called to this gigantic;.robbery  of the public domain by a foreign  cimpany.i' and on his return lo  Ottawa the Act was prom poly, disallowed. We bave'faith in the  honesty'of.a majority of ihe rnem-  ��������� bers of the present. Legislature, and  ha ve nod o u bit hey w iii vote d 0 w n  any proposition to enter into a con-  " tract with a bogus American Company for the building of  the Coast  "Kootenay Railway.  Among those to whom special thanks  should be given is Dr Millard for tiie able  way in which he auctioned the pies.  K.  Pkacey, Sscy.  upstairs in' Whitney block.  a  %, ^^ _      . -  FOB'- &J������������jJ31^''[  MAPLEHURST    FARM,  H O_R-N B Y     I'S L-AND,  .   (comox district), I <  _ Containing��������� 4 '   r     .  ���������,  23,0   Acres,   f���������   200  Acres,Fenced.  About-400 healthy Bearing Fruit Trees.  70 'Acres cleared.up good,  and  in crops  'andihay land.     , r,l      ���������      <  ���������62  Acres  cleared  up   rough,   but   good  '   pasture.     v . ���������        ���������  85   Acies bush���������easy cleared.  13  Acres chopped and burned over.  The whole of the 230 acres'is excellent  1  land and will grow any kind of gram ancl  root crops.    Ia suitable for beef, dairy or  sheep:        ���������> V   _ t , '  15,000 "Cedar   Rails m boundary and--  fieid fences.       -  ,   ' Large 7-roomed house���������water in house  '2 Story Bank" Barn, 32 by 75 feet.   Sheep-  Barn, Hen Houses, etc.'       '    ../    ���������  Buildings 5 years ,old. Abundance of  good water. .Nearly i-mile'frontage on  Lambert Channel.-- \-% miles from Gov-'  ernrnent Wharf. ,   .  Guod Markets���������Cumberland (Union  Mines), Nanaimo and Victoria.  Good shooting ��������� Deer, grouse1 and  ducks plentiful.  Price,  $6000  1-3 oash.,r balance,   6 per cent.   , .  Also, 246 Acres adjoining���������good land, at  S8 per acre. *���������  Also, several   Good Grade Jersey Cows,  Heifers   to   calve, and Yearling   and  Heifer Calves.  ' Apply GEO. HEATHERBELL,  Hornby Island.  M-5-ft2   fcjOTlLE IS HEREUr GIVEN that sixty  X? days after date I intend to apply to the  Honourable the Chief Commissioner of  L^-ids aud Works for permission to purchase the following Ciown lands: com-  nitiucicig at a post on tne north shoie of  ������0tter Bay, Chatham Point, Vancouver  Island, thr-nce west forty chums, thence  south forty chains, thence east forty  chains, thence aiong .the shore to the  pjint of commencement, containing 160  acres more or less.  ALBERT FRANCIS-YATES.   ���������  Nanaimo. B.C.,'  Dated tue 4th day of April, 1902.  10-4 02    St  TP'S   A   GOOD, ONE,   AND   RELIABLE  FOR'   ojjiLDPJiN       AND   ��������� -ADULTS.  ??Yi  |1      We1 are  'selling   our   TOILET SOAPS   at   Cost  to., make"  '������      room:       'Finest   GLYCERINE   and   .CASTILE' SOAPS  W'     Away Dow<n.  '      ��������� ' " '       ' .   . -'   '  f STORE OPEN Sundays from 9( a.m, to'io a.m.,        -     *'  \%j , . ' ' nnd-from 5 pVm.otn 6 p m.,  fa Dunsmuir Ave.,     ������������������   '^        Cumberland,"b.C ; fe  ��������� o=j.-ra=aEOBC5nJSt aestatsaacjsc���������r������ej  Baldness Successfully Ourci  nn  <r\  Have; .so:  Uj  ������  n&  Take "a   Dry   Sponge   and   pour  on   it   a   bucket   of water  It  will   swell   every time sure.      ....      .....    ....   '   ....  "75UT we are not selling sponges, our lino is -.  jj  SWELL ��������� ,BUGG'J ES  of all kinds. We have ju3t received a Car Load of Open end Top Buggies  ;u-ith Steel and Kubbesr Tires. Expresses of all kinds with Platform, Half-  Platform, Duplex and Elliptic or Hog-nose Springs. 'Backboards, Carts,  Sulkii-s.etc . all of the most T7p.-to-.Datc Patterns and Finish. Guaranteed  for one year by the Makers and ourselves.      ....     ..     ..     ..        By PROF. SCHAFFNER  The Old   "NEWS" BUILDING.  A remarkable oure effected. Cures baldness of long standing by ^the use of PEERLESS RTATR RESTORER and ELECTRIC  MASSAGE TREATMENT, both of which  combined destroy all germs and invigorate  the roots which stimulates circulation of tbe  active forces that feed the hair follicles.  From one to "two months treatment  will Hestore Baldness.of long- standing-  Daily Treatment $15 per month..  Parasices cause ail hair trouble. Dandruff  is caused by a germ which saps the hairs  vitality. Vaseline aud oils are of no benefit  to the hair, as "dandruff germs thrive in  them, as well as in all grease. To cure dandruff, which is preceded bv, and a sure indication of, falling hair, it is necessary that  the dandruff germ be eradicated. From one  to three bottles of the Peerless Hair Restorer will cure the worse chronic case.  VIOLIN.  D. THOMSON. Teacileu of Violin.  Music for ������������������Dances, &o., supplied  at short- notice. . Ciders left with  Mr E. Barrett, at the Big 'Store,  will be prompt!y attended U>'.'.���������  lASlIIO   OTlli: OAESIAu  3-12-;02 STANLEY   CRAIG/   Prop.  -  NOTICE IS HERE iY GIVEN' that ap-  plication will, be made to the Legislative  Assembly, of the Province of Eririah Columbia at its present session for an Act to incorporate a Company with power to construct, equip.'Tnainlain and operate a single  or double line of railway, to be operated by  steam, electricity or any other mode or  power, at-and from the City of Victoria in  the province of British Columbia, thence  North west by the most feasible route to a  point at or near Seymour Narrows in the  said Province of British Columbia; and  with power ��������� to construct,   establish,   :nain-  1 ferry steamship service for the purpose .of " - ���������  transfening foneward passengers arid'pas-;- -\V/  senger and freight cars from the said "noiiit^ ' **,* ^  at or near Seymour Narrows in Vancouver's \i ,-'  Island,to a point on  the  Mainland/'of- the. t'  Province   of ,British  Columbia;   arid   with ' - '��������� .> r  further  powers  to  build,   equip, .maintain  and operate   branches of   the  said   railway  from any point on the main line thereof to  "any point in'Vancouver  Island;  and with '  power   to build and   operate * tramways in  connection with tlie sa'id railway ; and, vf ith ,  power to buHd,  construct, equip, maintain  and operate telegraph aud telephone lines in  .connection'   wita   the   said* railways   and  branches ; and with power to generate ilec-.  tricity   for  the--aupply of light,   heat' and  power,   and   for all,  any and  every  other  -purpose  mentioned in  Sections  SO,  81, 82  and S3 of the    " Water Clauses Consblida- ���������'  tion' Act,   1S97,"    and   to  do, everything  necessary or  incidental, to tho carrying, out  of   all   or  any of the objects referred to in  the said sections; and with   power-* to   exercise all the powers given to the Company  by Parts IV and V of the   " Water Clauses  Consolidation Act,. 18p7 ;" and with  power,  to build, own and maintain saw-mills;  and  to  carry on  a general express business, and  to build,    maintain   and_ operate   bridges,"  roads,     ways,     ferries,     wharves,   docks,  steamboats,   steamships,   coal bunkers,  and  other works; and to {make  traffic   or other  arrangements   with   railway,   steamship   or  steamboat and other companies ;   and   with  power to expropriate lands for the purposes  of Iho Company aud lo acquire land bonuses,  privileges   or other aid fr'>m any Government or Municipality, "or orher  persons  o.r  bodies corporate, and with power  to   build  wagon roads to be used' in the construction  of such railway and io advance of same, and  to   levy and   collect tolls from ail  persons  using, and on all freight passing over any of  such  roads built by  the Comuany, whether'.'  before or after tlie construction of the railway, aud with penver to sell out its  undertaking; and with all other usual,  necessary  or incidental rights, or privileges as 17133' be  necessary or conducive to the above objects,  or any of, them. '  Dated at Victoria, .B.C.,   this 24th day of  March, a.d ,  J 902.  ROBERTSON' & ROBERTSON,   '���������', V  -       SOI.TCITORS li'OK THJE Ari'LICANTS       -  \  2-4 02 ��������� 6t ' ��������� '  , . J." ;��������� Y :���������.'"  SSffi  Si 3  *.  ���������A  NOTICE.  TjjNGlNEERS, Firemen, Machinists and  _0j Electricians send fs������r 40 -page Pamphlet  containing Questions asked by Examining  Board of Engineers to obtain Engineers  License.���������Address, Geo. A. Zelmr, Pub-  tain   and    continually   operate   a   railway      iishcr, IS S. 4th St., St. Louis. Mo., U.S A,-  1


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