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Array /  f }/ ft    y  '���������"-^.^������������������+  S?  jT  CUMB  NEWS.  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B. C. TUESDAY,   MAY 22nd,   1900.  TO THE ELECTORS-OF  Goirjox OislFict-  ���������bom the following noted seed houses:  The Stkel Briggs Seed Co., Ltd,-  D. Ivl. Flkky & Co. '  Jay & Co., Victoria, B. CV  iULK SEEDS:--  \ S.Veet Peas (lickford's   mixed), 10 cts  per oz., 3 ozs. for 25 cts.  ,   /llisturtmms'  (tall),  '10 cts.   per bz:f  '.'"���������-' , ozs. for 2$ cts.  'Nasturtiums (dwari), 15 cts. per   cz.,  '   \   ;'^.6zS;:^S^2 5   cts,.   \  .   TimotKy"^sieal brand).  Red Clover; (lynx) brand.  '       Austrian BfoineGrass.  Get pur prices before purchasing.        *  V  All Seeds warranted fresh.  o  J  fheBkj Stores  I.Nii^gffles^Renpuf/W-  :    ^V^ES^TREETi   VICTORIA, B. c.  ���������,*-��������� ^"j^f^ ' ������j '  AND, -PALMING /ANb/pAl-RYI.NrG: IMPLEMENTS-   gj  OF ALL KINDS.        , /1������ _  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  Write for prices and particulars:    P. 0. Drawer 563.  If you want ��������� .   |  CARPETS,     LINOLIUMS,      "CURTAINS,  WALLPAPERS       MATTINGS,  TABLE LINENS,  House Furnishings of all  Kinds, in the  Latest   Up-  to-Date Styles, Selected from  Leading Manufacturers throughout the world.  SAMPLES FREE ON REQUEST.  Our new Six Story Show Rooms are conceded to be the  most elaborate, complete Home Furnishing Establishment  in all Canada.    Come and see us when in Victoria.  Tlfflrlte to  Weiier Bros.  Samples  3f ree 011  IKequest  Complete Furnishers, , VICTORIA, B. C  NOTICE..  We will close our Store at 7:30  p.  m.,    during     the     Summer  Months, Saturdays and the  week following Pay Day excepted. ������  Cw  Ctother  and  General Outfitter.  j������^*Full stock of groceries always on hand.  GENTLEMEN:��������� _ ;���������  Al the urgent request of a  large number of electors, I consented to allow my name to -.be placed  in nomination for Parliament, and  having .received such nomination  by an almost unanimous- v������������te, I  have much pleasure in [soliciting  your votes and ihfluenpe in the  coming elections. If elected, I will  onjjose.the present Martin Government, running on non-party lines,  being prepared to support any  good measures that may be brought  fui waid for the benefit of the Prov-  ii.ee in general, and this Di-t'iel in  , particular. As reguids my more  local p.atf rm,   I   wili:,i!  1. Urge 'upon the Government  the need of keeping up and assist?  ing'FarmeroMustitutea and Agricultural Societies by large'r  appro-  ..-pria1 ions and ��������� distribution   of  the  < results of expert knowledge   on all  matters: pertaining to agrarian pur-  ,suits, and of'maintaining  the   Department of Agriculture at   a high  standard.  t > _  \~ "' ''  2. Trunk   Road,���������p(will   use  every endeavor'10 ,nave '"this   road  completed and put in goo.I order at'  an early   uaie  between1 Q,ualicum  ��������� and Courten'ay.,  ''*���������' ,     '.  3.: District Roads ���������I willQ ask  for larger grants lui duivroaus tLan  have hereiofoie'-beeu granted for  the District.-',*     .        - \  ���������     -      ft / I    <r  .    ' 4.   RESIDENT' PlIYSI^IAN'ir-rr  will  be,,in favor of a Government gr.mt  ��������� a "jes.deu'u ph\ siuaTi ffor -the  rtheriiip.trts oi tue-ivasbi'ict.^'-- ���������  'o Police Protection j���������I will  use m\Mniiuenco io secure -bettir  police prvtlectioii for the outi^'iug  portion!? of the Dit-t ict.    ���������  ���������' ,  .  6.   U^ION   AND   COMOX    DISTRICT  Hospital.���������I will ask. for a grant  (speci-d-) to build and ���������equip an  oper-.ting ruom for the above hos--  pital. The> present means being  utterly inadequate to the needs of  patients and surgeons.  7. U*. & C. Fire Department. ���������I  will urge upon the Government the  necessity of increising the annual  grant to the Union and Cumberland Fire Department.  8. Railway Extension.���������I will ���������  be in favor of a continuous line of  railway from Victoria to the northern end of the Island, knowing the  same to be of vital importance, as  it would afford greater facilities for  developing the latent resources of  the District.  ior  no  9. Additional Mails.���������There  being communication   by   steamer  . twice a week by Nanaimd and once  by Vancouver direct, I will urge  our Dominion member to obtain  the carrying of additional mails by  these steamers, the present   service  . being insufficient to the needs of  the District.  10. Creamery.���������I think a Creamery wouid be to the advantage of  the District, as the Comox valley  is eminently adapted for darrying.  Aiid will assist the farmers at any  time they may desire' to establish  the enterprise.  11. J will use my influence to  have the Comox Dyke, between  Comox and Courtenay, put in proper condition.  12. I will urge upon the Government the advisability of establishing a High School in this district.  In conclusion, gentlemen, I beg  to remind you, should you do me  the honor of electing me as your  representative, that being a local  man, I shall be in   a position  and  at all times-ready to  meet you in  discussing matters of local interest.  Yours faithfully,  ���������   '        "   LEWIS MOUNCE.  Cumberland, B.C.,' May 11, 1900.  LOCAL items:  MAFJEKING.  Our'burg'was a little slow on  Ladysmith day, but -it was' different with the -Mullieans when the  news of Mafeking car^e. The boys  in the office made the type fly getting out a bulletin, and in an hour  from the receipt of the news the  whole town was in a jubilant uproar. The shift going on at No. 6  heard the news and ' promptly  played hookey. All places of business were closed; ai.d flags streamed  from every building. .Enough,  money was collected in a- short  time to have quite ' a little programme of sports and in the evening'a large bonfire Was started and  60m Paul was%burnt in effigy on  the top. ,Atfew slight accidents oc-,  curred to mat-'-the otherwise per-;  fectly enjoyable afternoon., Mr.  James Smith's little, girl, was  knocked down and ��������� somewhat in .>  jured by a bike in the finish of'the  two mile boy's race. Jolly John  Jenkins was knocked "down and  , ridden over,by about 6' bikers. \ He  declared that tbev could not hurt  him,������and it locked as if such wer������  the case, except that he got a grazed  tpnv-lp and hand. Messrs. Segrave  and Richards rnadfe a strong black'  team, with >DMnjo' and; bonest, and  added-not a -little, to the 'general  fun: Xhey.emerKe'ag.iin^ontWj 24th  ��������� During, the afternoon' the, school'  VMildre 1, having" been Igiven .a^rVoji;*  daw up-n" receipt of ' the' news;  farmed a p-ocessi')n and marched  a >->ut t-in^in-j and cheer njj. (wiith  banners, all along the, line. Portraits of Baden-Powell and the  British generals ^were dsplayed  everywhere, and the enthusiasm  was enough to make Oora Paul's  ear's-ring. The fun was k^pt up  most of the night, but, "Oh! What  a difference in the morning." \  One incident showed the grit of  the true Briton. In the boys' tug  of war, 0 1 j c t w pulled until the  skin pealed of the palm of his  hands. He stuck to it until- the  tug was won,' and then had to cry  with the pain. The lad is the sort  which makes   the  British   soldier.  -o-  The following will serve to thank  all who have sent gifts from any  place in the Province ,to South  African troops:  A letter dated Bloemfontein,  March- 28, has been received by  Mrs. J. R. Anderson from Cecil M.Roberts, of- the Canadian contingent, in- which he mentions the  hard inarch they had to Paardeberg  and Bloemfontein' on helf, the rations and a great deal, of discomfort,  from ran and other causes, and  th;t consequently there was a great-  deal of sickness in the "regiment,  from enteric fever, etc. He also  says:' "We only had our overcoais  and. one blanket between two men  an 1 were,sleeping out in the open  and you can imagine what it is  like when it rains, and it can rain  out here. * *'���������'* Bloemfontein  is a very pretty little town, with  nice gardens and everyone saems to  take things very easily. All the  Dutch have cleared out, and every  thing in the way of provisions is.  very dear. *' ' * * It; is very  40od of the ladies of Victoria to  take so much time and trouble to  work all those nice things for us,  and please tell them, Mrs, Anderson, how very much we appreciated  their kind thoughtfulness.'l  A wash-house binned tip Saturday down in Chinatown. The boys  had a run with the hose cart.  Our readers will notice by his ���������  adv. that our old friend Seater'is  going to start'the milk .business  again. He has solemnly promised  us that he will use none but ��������� ti.e  purest of spring water.  Two   bikes   were   found    down  ,Comox road past Bowler's the'other    '  day.    One agent's the other���������well! ,  it looks as if it would- suit a   lady.,  They rolled  into   the   News  office  r  looking for their owners.  La grippe had a mighty tight grip  on Nob Hill last week, but the boys  discovered a ,' good ,cure an I  when Crackey got home one day  he found them all in hospital. They  are better now.        rj k ,  Electors like to know  what they  are voting for much in   the" same  ,  way as sailors like to   know   some- .  thing of the ship in which they areV ' ,  about to make a voyage.  ' An   In-'1 \ "'  dependent    candidate    without a   ���������  platform   belonging   to  no; part}Y ^ '  and giving   no   pledges, is , like  a \. 'f  ship without'either cargo,  compass  .  or rudder.'���������Sentinel. '\<j'  The'U. ,S.*Revenue Cutter /'Bear'   -   ,:  called at Union1'Wharf last   week,  en route,for Alaska, and Asia.    Dr., 'A  Sheldon Jackson0, the U. S. General'  Agent of Education1 in1 Alaska and  suite, were "'aboard. * Dr.   Jackson/  stated to a News reporter that they  would do certain work in-  cohnec-v/  'tion with,his office in Alaska,   arid   :.'  later, on .proceed to/Russia in ^Asia,      ;  for the;_ purpose '"of   buying   more,./"'"  reindeer for Alaska.  ' Being 'interVy  '��������� rotated'concerning, the,repprtsk that ���������; /\  'the,fi'rst'animals'rbf tKe'sort^mOBtly^.X  died, he told  us   that ' there - were   "'*  now"3000K)f.these de^r in -'theater-/  '-'*  ritory,'from'the, original   band">,"of '  500.     It  was , desired, that  more  breeding animals be  procured   for  other stations,'hence his mission in "   "-'<  quest of them.    The Asiatic riativea  he said, were   very   hard   to   deal,  with.     By*   the   Russian   Government's concession Dr.   Jackson . is  enabled to  barter  with   them   for  these animals, but coin being   valueless among them trade   was t the    ���������  only medium, and when   an   individual had got   all he   wanted  ,in  good's, nothing would tempt him to  part  with   another ��������� animal,   even  though   he   had     large   numbers.  Speaking of Cape Nome, the'doctor  stated, that in spite of all  reports  to the contrary, it was   very  rich,  and that in   his   opinion   a  large  tract of undeveloped country, would  be'Wnd'to be richly gold   producing.    He stated that about $5,000,-  000 were   taken out of   the   Nome  and   adjacent  country  last   year,  and that probably J 5 or .20,000,000  would come out this year, with, the  aid of the quantities of   machinery  being taken in.  'i5'l  "������������������\  - m  '^>  >v;>i  ������    ' (V- ** 1  i. t $ L  NOTICE.  TO MY old friends and patrons in  Cumberland a.id Union:  On June 1st next, I shall be pre-  paied to tupply milk and cream,  f.esh and sweet, butter eggs, &c,  ' and solicit a resumption of the pa-  u-on:-g^ po liberatly accorded me  in the past.  A. SEATER.  Courtney, B C, May 22, 1900.  IrADYSMITH  (���������Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE,'  Apply to,  m 5m3  L. W. NUNNS. SfSSBssF;  lllIOFIIffl.  is  i!  I  I,  !*��������� ���������  f:  !!'  Hi  I -,  J'   ,  h  ]\  \\'  i.ii  By OPIS' BEAD.  fCopyriahl., 18K>; by OpJe Read.]  Broomberry was en   his  way <3own  town, intending to get off at the Van  Buren street station.  Just before reach-  ���������   ing. that   point  an   acquaintance  sat  <Jown   beside  him  and   began, to talk  abont a murder that had been committed  just  a  year  before on   the North  'Side. Chicago.    Being a city hall man,  Broom berry's   ac-qnarntance    knew   a  great deal about the murder.    He knew  old Kloptock, the victim. aswJ an an exceedingly discreet  and   sunken  voiced  "    manner he  intimated  to  Broomberry  that he had  a pretty shrewd idea as to''  ��������� who committed the deed. ,  By this time the, train bad spa-seed tho  Van"1 Buren ' street station���������was jjnst  pulling out, in fact���������and Broomberry.  determined not to tnissan appointment,  .jumped off the train. He'looked at hie  watch a. minute later and found that in  jumping off he had broken the crystal.  He kept his appointment and then  stepped'into a jeweler's to get a new  crystal. -, '  "Where did you get if?" the jeweler  asked when, after completing his work.  he handed the watch to Broomberry.  "I   got  it  from  a friend   of   mine  Why?"  "Nothing. Only you've got a rare  watch, not in.value, tout as to number  About 30 years ago a company of men  built a factory at a little town called  Romney, in Massachusetts," and began  to manufacture watches; but. as some  sort of disaster befell the concern, only  three watches were ever completed, and  this is one of them. "  "Yon    don't    say    sol"    exclaimed  Broomberry.   "Well, well, and I should  not have  known of   the  rarity of ' my  property it I hadn't broken the crystal  in  jumping eff a train this morning!  Do- you   know what   I'm  going to do?  . I'm   going to trace  this.watch back to  the.factory if  lean, and I'm going to  -   write a description of the hands through  .which it has passed and make a book of  '   it.   Won't that be an odd little volume.  ���������The   History  of  the   Watch T ��������� I   am  much obliged to you. sir.' You've given  me an   idea.'and. to a .man who is  so  unfortunate as to, be compelled to make  ���������his   living  by thinking, "an   idea is al-  ��������� most a'necessity. Ah,-but pardon me  for not-answering your question I I got  the watch from Henry Lucas; gave  him $45 for it about two months- ago  .,ff   the  history  should  be   interesting  enough to print, I'll give yon a copy of  , it.'  Good day!"  'Broomberry1 called   on Henry Lucas  ���������  Hefo'und  his friend   absorbed   in   tho  ...workpf   "running   up" figures   in   an  immense book.  ' "Ah, Broomberry! Sit down!'  "No.    I haven'.t  time.    Say,   where  dichyou get this watch?   Only three of  them made and alT' that sort of   thing  .lust want to get the  history of it/yon  ' know.  '    "I ibought   it from   a  fellow named  Martin'Kelly. "  "Where do  yon -suppose I - can rind  him?'.  "He .works in the postoffice.'  Broomberry went   to  the  postoffice.  He had struck a new line of  work and  was  delighted.    Mr.   Kelly was  easily  ���������found.  ".I  got it from   Mark  Hammonds.,'  said the.  ��������� "The .deuce you  did 1"   Broomberry  ���������^exclaimed.   "Why, he was.the cause of  my breaking the crystal this morning  'I was .talking to him  and paased   my  station and then had to jump off.    I'll  go-.right-down .to the city hall   and see  him."  VWheredid I get it ?" Hammonds replied in a.careless sort of a way. "Well.  ,let me-see. I got.it from J. H. McPeal,  a ibig furniture dealer on the West  Side,"  "All-right. I'll go .over there and see  him."  Tbegreatfurnituredealer���������a smooth,  well fed, baldheaded man���������was busy in  hie .office wben Broomberry entered.  "Well, sir, what can I do for yon?"  "I came to ask yon about this," said  Broomberry, taking out the watch.  "Don't know anything about it, sir  Good day 1"  "Excuseme,"said Broomberry, "but  my friend, Mark Hammonds of tho  city ball, told me that he got it from  you."  "Ah 1 Let me see it. Yes. that's so,'.  he added, when Broornberry had banded  him the watch, and then, with an air  of business, as though lie had been  rather lax with the ethics of trade and  must now, as a recovery of principle,  make a show of briskness, he asked,  "But what about it. sir���������what about  it?" :  "Nothing. Only i should like to  knoy/ where you got it. "  "Yes, but I am very busy today���������exceedingly busy, sir. Can't you call some  other time?"  "Oh, of course I Bat it won't take a  minute to tell me where you got it if  you know."  "Yes, yes, that's so. But I'm extremely busy. Let me see. We took it  in part payment on a lot of furniture  ���������from, let me���������Stevens," he called.  A man entered and said, "Yes, sir."  "What's the name of that boarding  bouse woman that couldn't, or rather  wouldn't, pay for her furniture in  money, and wo had  to take a watch?  What is ber namet Quick; I'm busy."  "Mrs.     Caddo,     sir;    742     Limb-ill  street."  "Yes. that's correct. Good -day, sir'!'  Broomberry hastened to the boarding  house of Mrs. Caddo. She would have  talked an bour about the watch, or by  it either. She would have told of the  myriad of trials~that come to the widowed keeper of a boarding house, and  she did"tell of a certain harness maker  named Sam Haines, who had boarded  with .her. who was drunk nearly all the  tirue. who positively,refused indeed in  a most insulting manner to pay his  boar-d. bnt who. after being threatened  by ti>e law, .and 'by a certain enormous  policeman who knew the widow quite  well, consented to give her his watch.  This Mr. Sam Haines could be found in  Madison street, near Robey.  Broomberry found the harness maker  drunk and .communicative. He got the  watch of a certain pawnbroker, and  would neglect .his work .to .go and show  Broomberry the place. ,   ,  "Oh, no! lean tind'it easily enough,'  .said the visitor, taking down the number.  "But you can't find it as well as if 1  went with you," the accommodating  harness maker insisted.' "You bet I'll  go with you. Bet your life on that.  You're .my .friend. Bet your life, on  that'"  Broomberry hastened a way and heard  something thai -sounded like: "Yon go  ���������to bades, then. Bet your life on thatl"  as be went .out.  The    pawnbroker*- remembered   the  watch .and, turning !to .his  books, said  that it had been sold to him  by one H.  J. Miles, 426.Rockland street.  Broomberry started out to look for  the street and- soon discovered that  there was no such place. He returned  to the pawnshop.  "The fellow that sold yon this watch  mwst have come by it dishonestly," he  ^aid to the broker.  '-Very likely, sir. We have riomeans  of finding,out,, you know. All we can  do is to take the name and address, or  what we suppose to be such. "  '"Yes, that's true. I suppose.   But do  yon think you'd know the  man if  you  were to see him again?"  "Yes. I think so. "  "Have yon ever seen  hixn since he  sold you the watch V',  '���������"No. I think not."  "I have, " said a boy standing ������t the  back end of the place.  '���������'Good ! But do, you know where he  can be found?"  "I don't know where he stays, but 1  have seen him go up.,into a gambling  house."  .:' "Well, now. if you will go with me  ,and point him out  I will pay you well  for'your trouble." --  " ; Every day for four'days the boy went  with Broomberry and,stood near a narrow stairway on Clark street,  and. just  DABING   PUBLISHER.  AUFRED HARMSWORTH, PROPRIETOR  OF LONDON DAILY MAIL-  How ������e Advanced From Office ]!oj- to  31ultimillioii:ii: e I'roprietor of a Successful Daily I'aper in Lon<lon and  Score* of Periodical*���������An Illustration  of How Hard   M oik  Winn.  Alfred Harmsworth, the English  newspaper publisher, is in many /respects ' the most remarkable journalist in England to-day. JJe is only  y-t years of age and has a fortune  of $20,000,000. Nineteen years ago  he was an of Hoc boy in the publishing- rooms of Til-LJits, owned, by Sir  George - Ncwnes. To-day he publishes  more pcriodirals than, the next half-  dozen largest, linns in England combined. Jle is (.'(litor and proprietor  of the London Daily Mail, which recently exceeded a circulation of a  million copies a day. He also publishes Uannsu'iirth's Magazine, an illustrated monthly with a circulation of over 1,000,000 copies. Another of his periodicals is Answers, a  penny weekly, alter the style of Tit-  Bits, with as great a circulation. In  addition lie. publishes more than  twenty other daily, weekly 'and  monthly Journals, the combined circulation of which is more than 15,-  000,000 per week. He is assisted in  the business by six brothers, of  whom he is the eldest. They all  work 'harmoniously and have responsibilities and profits in 'the business  according to their ages. The late  George W. Steevens, who was undoubtedly the most, brilliant special  correspondent living, had been for  the past three years special  correspondent of Mr. Harmsworth\s  Daily Mail, and had helped-materially, by his brilliant style, to give it  its stupendous circulation among the  masses.  Hut these facts give no idea of /the  charm ofJMr. Harmsworthjs "personality or of the rapidity with which  he has broken through' the barriers"  of English custom and carved out for  himself the foremost place in English journalism. One morning, when  .15 years of age, young Harmsworth,  the son of a< Loridon_barrisler of  moderate means, walked down Fleet  street'.'entered the. oil ice of the penny  periodical, Tit-Bits, and'asked for a  position, as office boy. After a few  brief questions he was given the place  at   the   meager  salary   of   10  shillings  ism, and to-day has far and away  the largest publishing house in England.  Personally Mr. Harmsworth is as  charming as his success has been  phenomenal. He" was born in Dublin, and overflows with Irish humor  and , good . will. He is one of the  hardest workers of the day. On  arising in the'morning, at 8 o'clock,  lie works a couple of hours ' before  leaving his bedroom. While opening  his morning mail it'.is his custom to  call in, his two stenographers and  vimultancously dictate ��������� articles on  two different subjects. He declares  that this seeminglv remarkable feat  the result of habit and  acquired by. anyone. At  o'clock be leaves his town  50 Berkeley Square (next to  rides in. one of his  to  the Daily Mail  STOPPED RUNNING'DEER.  is  largely  can     be  about   31  house at  Eord  Kosebcry's),  automobiles down  "/ don't know whether I will or not,7  fellow growled.  as they were about to leave the place  on the evening of the fourth day, the  boy clutched Broomberry "s arm and  said:  "That's him going up now."  "All  right     Here."    He   gave  the  boy $5.  Broomberry went np into the gambling den. He closely studied "the man  that had been pointed out. The fellow  lost his money and. went down. Broomberry followed him. He went to a sort  of hotel in Canal street, and Broomberry kept him in view. Ho went into  the barroom and sat down at a table.  Broomberry approached him���������indiscreetly, too���������and said:  "Will you please pardon me if 1 ask  you a few questions'.'"  "I don't know whether I will or  not./' the fellow growled, but Broomberry, taking no notice of his ill humor,  eat down.  "I am about to write a little history," said he, "and think you may; be  able to help me out on it. I.have in my  possession a watch which I have traced  to you, and I should like to know where  you"���������  The fellow jumped up, knocked  Broomberry down and disappeared  through a back door. When the historian got up and brushed himself, he was  told that a policeman had caught the  fellow���������a singular outcome surely.  The fellow Avas brought back and  then, together with Broomberry, was  taken to a police station, where the historian related his story, and then there  came a sensation. The watch had belonged to old Kloptock, and Broomberry  had found the murderer.  Armagh is said to be the apple orchard  of Ireland.  AI.KiiKJ)   iiAKMSWOllTM.  per week. Entering upon his duties  the next morning he displayed such  energy and industry .that in less than  six months he was writing' for Tit-  Bits instead of running its errands.  Ju less than two \ear.s ho entered the  office of the Illustrated London News  as editor of one of Sir William. England's publications. After a. brief  but brilliant stay in this office he  again   set  forth   for   larger  fields.  At one time or another he has done  practically every kind of newspaper  work; from reporting lires and police  court proceedings to writing the leaders for London dailies. During the  six years from 3 5 to 21 years of age  2\Ir. Harmsworth displayed not only  fertility of schemes and brilliance of  ideas in his work, but manifested a  strong capacity for finance. He saved every possible penny from hi.s  earnings, so that at -1 years of age  the young man found himself with a  bank account of ������1,000.':'With this  in hand he'determined to launch out  for himself on tho sea of journalism,  and this decision was hastened by a  peculiar   occurrence.  Onu   morning,   as   .Mr.    Harmsworth  lay  iti   bed,  he suddenly  conceived  an  idea   for  starting  a   penny . periodical  on entirely new  lines.      its chief feature should be questions and answers  and its name should  bo Answers.     In  a.  few   moments   the  plan   was    com-'  plet   in   his   mind.      Hastily   dressing,  he   went  down   to   the   office,   severed  his   connection   with   the   paper   with  which' he   was   then   connected,   drew  out     from     the     bank 'his     thousand  pounds,  rented  a small  office,  hardly  large  enough   to   turn  around  in,    in'  Fleet   street,   and   inside  a  week  had  issued     the first number  of Answers.  On  account  of  the fertility  of    ideas  contained in it and- its absolutenewness  it was a great success from the  start.      in  less   than  six  months    he  was  compelled     to     move   to   larger  quarters  on  account  of  the startling  increase, in  circulation.      In  less than  three  years  it  had  a  circulation     of  half a     million   copies.     Mr.   Harms-  worth  was  a  comparatively  wealthry  man;   his success  was  the talk  of all  the   newspapers   in     England.      Then  he was joined by one after another of  his    brothers;   he  launched     out  new  periodicals at frequent intervals.    He  broke away from old traditions, took  the   best   ideas   of  American  journal-  Kuilding, superintends the next morning's issue of the Daily, Mail and next,  week's issues of Answers (which he  still'edits), and is in consultation  throughout the day with his -assistants. <,  When I went down to the, new  Datly Mail Building���������which cost over  a million dollars and is perhaps, the  lines't newspaper building 'in, the  world���������I found "Mr. Harmsworth in  his large and luxurious private office  on tho second floor. This office is a  marvel cif beauty and utility. The'  walls are lined with bookcases containing ' reference book������ on all .the  best that has been said and done  since the beginning of history. Beautiful statues adorned tables and  niches; large vases of flowers occupied  prominent places. On the mantel',  stood a large photograph of .his wife,  to whom lie ascribes all- bis 'success'.  The central figure in the room, however, was Mr. Harmsworth, who "Was  seated at a large table busily revising the proof pf his- next mcTrning's  leader in the Dally Mail. . When - I  entered he lay back in one of. the  large easy chairs, invited me to another, and requested ' me to "fire  a way'/  my questions.  '"What do you consider the secret  of" your great success; Mr. llarmsr  worth?" ; '  '���������Well," he"said.,- speaking rapidly  and intensely,* "it is due,'first and  foremost, to concentrated hard work.  I have immersed myself in journalism for "tho last seventeen', years,  ���������working at ,it day and night, continuously and . vigorously. .' It , is  merely an illustration of the principle that hard" work never' fails to  win.' t Secondly, it is due to the fact  that both I and n\y brothers have  traveled extensively all over tho  -world, studying journalism in every,  country arid selecting from each land  the best features "Of its newspapers.  In America I am free to cpn.fess that  I have- gained many of the ideas  which have contributed so materially  to the success of my journals.. In  France, also, although in many, respects their papers arc far behind  those of England and America, 1 have  gained valuable ideas. For example,  their special writers arc paid very  large prices for a comparatively  small amount of work, thereby enabling them to give the paper the  finest quality of material. My dear  friend, the late George W. Steevens,  was allowed to work on this plan,  I paid Mr. Steevens a large salary,  and he was at liberty to -write exactly what and whenever he pleased. In  this way his newspaper articles were  gems of literature, and met with a  large sale when, republished in book  form  in  this country and America.  "in short," said Mr. Harmsworth,  "I have studied the science and art  of newspaper and periodical production in all parts' of the globe. - Even  in Spain I have learned a good deal.  1 find Japan has the very latest improvements. One oflice issues a daily  paper "with morning and evening editions, containing��������� the very latest  news up to the time of going to  press, and a splendid Sunday edition,  with colored pictures, printed by the  most up-to-date American presses."  Sneaking of the future of journalism. Mr. Harmsworth said: "I believe there is room in the next century for great development in journalism. I am sure the profession  will be an increasingly avcII paid one  for young men. It is far from overcrowded. The expansion of our business, which! consider is merely, in its  infancy, is limited only by the number of men available. I am always  looking out for new men���������continually reading stories and articles and  tracking writers."  Mr.  Harmsworth's chief recreations  arc automobiles and travol.     He>has  at present six automobiles,  which he  keeps   in   almost   constant   use���������two  for the city and four for the country.  He has  fished  in almost all  parts  of  the   world���������caught   a  tarpon   in   the  Gulf of Mexico and mahseer in India.  He owns several fishings in England.  Ho     is  partial to  experiments,     and  more  or  less  hazardous enterprises���������  as   witness   the   Jackson-Harms worth  arctic expedition,  which he fitted out  a few years  ago  at a cost  of  ������150,-  000.     Mr.  Harmsworth has no  children,  and  is   now  considering  the    establishment   of  some  great  philanthropy which  will benefit the    common  people    of    England.        His  ambition  does not run in the direction of building   palatial   residences.      Before     he  was 20 years old he saw most of the  great houses  of Europe,  and  has  no  desire to add to them.  Mr. Harrnsworth's latest innovation is the simultaneous printing of  two of his newspapers in London and  in Manchester. This he accomplishes  for the present, by having exact duplicates of each newspaper plant and  liberal use of the .telegraph wires.  A  Tkc Reckless   Act   That   Nearly   Cost *������*  Jixciied   French-Canadian J>um-  l)fiiii;iu.Hi.s  I,ife.  Antoino Parent, a French-Canadtau  logger, is now in the Oldtov.n hospc-  tal at-Hangor, Me.,'slowly recovering from the , effect of ..'trying to  catch and hold a frightened buck  <letr." . Jle will get well, but it was  ���������a close, call for him. One day lately the-boss of-the camp,on<Tromhegan.  stream, where Antoine "was employ-  ���������ed, caught sight of a 200-pound buck'  in the edge of the clearing and, grabbing his rifle, shot the animal in the  leg. The buck went'down, but was  soon up and racing madly around the  clearing on three legs.. The boss  never thought to shoot again, but,  dropping his rifle, yelled to the crew,  who were eating their dinner: "Stop  hoem!   stop heem!'\  The tables   were  deserted   in an in-  ���������stant, and all hands made a rush for  ���������'���������������  WOW.V WENT AXTOIXE.  the' buck. ' Many of them managed  to- get a grati at "him, but that" was*  all���������tho buck bowled them over.like  nine-pins and-made for 'the 'woods.  Only Antoine Parent barred the way.'  "Catch hoem!", yelled the boss, and  Antoine, spreading'out his arms: "answered bade1, confidently:-^ V^aas,. I  catch heom!"    .  V ���������     ���������';"      '<   ���������  There.was, a tackle that beat(i anything in football history,  and    down  went Antoine and the bucky- with the  buck   on   top.      The   deer   kicked   like  20^threshing machines,' and, dug   his  horns     into    Antbine's    back.-*- The.  woodsman would-have,been 'killed butj^  for* "the quick'arrival of'tlie men from. ���������  the camp.    They made short w.ork of  t.he deer, and sent .Antoine to '.Greenville,   where . a  doctorK patched' / him  up.      The   deer's -horns   bad ..made ,.a  hole   nearly   through   his   body,,'     but'  the French-Caiuidiuns' are  ,tough, and  so'Antoine   will/live to   chop, more  logs. - ' .     .  VI  A  #1  oil  ./l  A.WELSH   CEREMONY.  I'ecent'  Il������iiiark;iT>1f,   l'iisli<>iithinjf of th������  Gorsctld Svroid ot   \V������1k1i' I!:������i <ln.  For the first time for centuries, the  (Jorsedd   sword,   the     mystic" weapon  of   the     Welsh   bards,   was -solemnly  unsheathed  on Saturday  in a  remote  spot     and  a  heavy  storm,- said    the  JLondon    Daily     Chronicle    the   other  day.     On reaching the, trysting place,  all the necessary forms and ceremonies were duly observed, and, ��������� after a,  threatening   flourish    of     the, sword;  Pen fro  stood  still,   weapon   in   hand,  while     Cowlyd    proclaimed:    ."Be     it  known -to  all  the , loyal    bards     of  Wales  and  the arm-bearers   of  righteousness   throughout   the   earth    that  the mystic sword of'truth, peace and  justice  is  unsheathed,  in   the .'eternal-  CJorsedd of Glair lonydd:"     Simultaneously  the Gorsedd  Herald sent  rolling round the mist-hidden hills   (and  thence   figuratively      throughout    the  whole  earth)   three    warlike     blasts.  Following   Cowlyd's   proclamation of.  the existence  of a state  of war,   the  Gorsedd. bards left rthe sacred     circle-'  (wherein  peace  is supposed  to    reign  eternally), and, pausing at each stone  in  turn,     Pen fro    perambulated     the  outside    of  the ���������  sacred , circle,     and  striking   the  earth   three   times   with  the Gorsedd sword,  on the outside of  each  stone,   pronounced   the   formula.  "A      naked   blade   against   all    falsehood, iniquity and 'error,   throughout  the whole earth.     God and all good- '  ness."     Then    Cowlyd,     bare-headed,  invoked the blessing of the Almighty  on  British  arins  in. South   Africa,   in  the    'war against'  falsehood, -iniquity'  and   error,   and -announced'  that    .the.  Gorsedd   sword    would    never    again  be   sheathed   till   the   triumph-, of   the  forces of righteousness over  the hordes   of evil.     In   the  roaring'gale    the  company dispersed  over  the  hills.  !,  i\  typewriter girl  spells is a jewel.  without any  bad  I llumimttiiii; ili������  I'm-iM Kxt>o,.iMoii.  It has just been given out how the  Paris Exposition grounds  are    to    be  lighted.      Along   the   Champs   Elysees  1.74-.  direct current arc lamps  will  be  erected..       At     Poi't   de  la   Concorde  there, will bye" twelve very large lamps  and; on    the   cupolas    and     minerets  thero will.-.be -eight' searchlight lamps  and     -sixteen   simple   reflector  lamps.  There    will    be,  8,116     incandescent  lamps spread out over the monumental  structures, at. the gate.     The Alexander III bridge will be lighted by  508   incandescent   lamps   in   candelabra, each of 116 candle-power.       On  the Champ    de Mars    the     electricity  building   will   be as   "light as  day"  Avith   5,000  incandescent lamps     and  eight  search lights  with  colored  lenses  and four   . plain  projectors.       On  the Water Palace there will be 1,098  incandescent   lamps.      The   big   meeting hall  in     the    Machinery, building  will  be  lit     with  4,500  incandescent  lamps,   Tho  two  palaces   on  the    Esplanade  des  Invalides will have 2,136  lights,  with additional lamps in  cer-r  tain    corners,    bringing    the     whole  number  up  to  12,554 lights.  f  A  r*M THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. JB.C.  Only Twb lioads.  "At the close of the* war," said a  southern representative today, "a great  many negroes in the south refused to  leave" their old homes.' ,My father, gath-  , ered his former slaves about him and  'told them they were free'and must  leave hint. Some went and.others remained. Among the "latter was an old  darky named Rpii, who swore he would  ��������� not leave, but would stay and take his  chances. 'All right," ,Epb,' said my father. 'Just take four or five acres and  go In on the three and four plan.'  "'An what am dat, massa, fo-* de  Lawd's sake?'  " 'Why, if you raise throe loads, of  corn you must give mo one aiid you  keep, two.' So Uncle Eph went"tuft',work  and iSisecTa crop. 'At'harvest'time my  father rode over the farm and 'noticed  that Eph had cut his corn. Seeing the  old fellow, he rode up and asked him  why he didn't do as be had agreed  about dividing the corn.  "'Well, massa, yob said If I raised  free loads of corn I wuzto gib yob one  an take'two loads myself, an'1 done  only'. raised two loads.' "���������Washington  Times. ~   '���������  THE' CHORISTERS.  There's a little band of singers .. - ���������  Every evening comes and lingers  'Neath the window o'f mj cottage in the trees.  And with dark they-raise their voices, ,  While the gathering night rejoices,  And the leaves join in the chorus with the breeze.  ..Then the twinkling stars come out,  To enjoy the merry rout.  And the squirrels range themselves upon a log,  And the fireflies furnish light; ���������'       ,'  That they read their'notes aright��������� '  The katydid, tho cricket and the frog.      "       '  .1 .  All the night 1 hear them singing,  Through my head their tunes are ringing-  Strains-of , music straight   from   Mother  Nature'i  heart;  Now the kaljdid and cricket  From the deep of yonder thicket,  1 hen the croaking frog off vonder drones Ids part.  u k  By and by the moon appears,  As the midnight hour nears,  And her smiles dispel the low'ring mist and fog;  "'.   .Then the mirth is at its height, ���������   '  ���������  'And they glority the night���������  The katydid, the cricket and the frog.  '���������Philadelphia North American.  A PROMfflENT VABCOOTERITE.  .."V  ;di,ving for fresh water.  Tbe great lung healer is found In that  excellent medicine sold as Bickle's Antl-'  CoLsumptive Syrup. " It soothes and  diminishes the sensibility of toe membrane of the tbroat and air passages, and  la a. sovereign remedy for ..all 'coughs/  colds, hoarseness, pain or soreness in the'  chest,' broijohitis, etc. It has cured many,  when supposed to be far advanced, in consumption. ' ;, /r,.,, ,;-  , ���������   . ,      ^(V,v v   (   '  Fad.  '<M  yt  Today Pluto, tho god of' tlief'n'etlier"  regions of A vermis,'- was disposed to  be impatient jwith his w.ife,.Proserpine.  Tbey   had   been   married - more   than  ! 4,600 years, now. and the romance had  pretty mucb'gone "from their lives.    .  .\< VI don't object to moderate fads!"  Pinto,was protesting warmly. "But  this fixing Cerberus up to look like a  Boston terrier is tod much!"  Cerberus,  it   will   be   recalled,- had  three heads and naturally* three ..necks,,  and the matter, of cerise ribbon  for  'these latter was not, .inconsiderable  with winter on and coal $10, a ton.���������  Detroit Journal. - , v   ���������.  Remedy for Whooping Cough".  At this season Whooping Cough is very  prevalent among some cof the cnildren in  9most families. It is not advisable, to stop  the coughing entirely, but .relief should  undoubtedly besought Griffons' Menthol  Iiiniment affords more prompt relief than  any other .remedy. - Also in oases of Croup  it affords immediate relief.     Try it.    All  "druggists. 23 cents.      '' ^  ',        -    -  An BmlmrrnMliiK Sltnnlion.  . Dibbs (facetiouslyi���������This is a picture  ���������f my wife's Qrst husband.  . Dobbs���������-<ire.it suakes! What a  brainless looking idiot! But 1 didn't  know your wife was married before  she met you 7  Dibbs���������She wasn't. . That.-is a" picture  of myself at .the,, age of 20.���������London  Fun. .  A SUCCESSFUL M EDICINE. ��������� Everyone wishes to be successful in any undertaking in which'he may onuage. It is. therefore, extremely gratifying to the proprietors  of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills to know that  their efforts to compound a medicine which  -would prove a blessing to mankind have  been successful beyond their expectations.  The endorsation of these pills by the public  is a guarantee that a pill has been produced  -which will fulfill everything claimed for it.  IiiimeuMc 'Spriiifi'M   Thnt   Spoilt   Prom  tlic  lluttom  of the Sen.  'What is believed to he the holiest region in the world is that part of the eastern .shore of-the-Persian gulf  which-is  named   after  the   Bahrein   islands   that  lie near it.   ,On the* Bahrein island, proper, which is the largest of the'group.'the  thermometer  never  falls  below   100 decrees  day. or  night  and  often   rises taa  '-high, as 140 degrees inrthevstiade.-' Only*  ' the natives can bear this enormous heat  at'all, and even , they suffer terribly  at  times because the fierceness of the temperature varies so little and, gives them  hardly a respite.    ,"     . ��������� c  To add to''the decided discomforts of.  the region tbe, coast is so-dry'that borings have been made as deep-as 1,000  feet without striking water. Tliore is  not a drop to be had except far.in the  interior,'and the condition of water car-'  riedfor any distance in such Kent: aV'this  may.be imagined.' Yet the natives never  lack for water that is not. merely fresh,  but actually cool.- And <hey get it in a  way that'is wonderful. They,"get it; by  diving into the sea for it.  * Many years ago pearl fishers who dived ,  into the''waters off the shores of these islands for pearls, which. are plentiful  there, discovered that immense, springs  spouted front,the bottom of the-sea. Accidentally'Uip>\ found 'Uhat these springs  wftiv'of-svveet w.ater. Ever since then a  regular industry, perhaps one "-of the  ^strangest industries in the .world." has  been that of diving for fresh water.  - The divers go out every.morning. They  'rake with them goatskins." and. weighted  with stones', to iusure a swift desceut.  they plunge into the depths." At the bottom they hold the mouths of the skin's  over a spring and as soon as it is tilled  tie if tip swiftly and .ascend. The skins  are hauled up with lines. '   -  " As there are 75.000 persons in that  barren group of,islands, the industry-of  divingj.for fresh, water' is a large one,'  and the divers get rich. -.The water is  | about '20 degrees cooler than is the atmosphere on land, so it is a boon to the  suffering population, and the lucky divers  who get to land first are certain'of high  prices. In fact, the fresher the water  is the more the diver earns, and as the  submarine springs are only a mile away  from shore the water hardly gets time  to. lose .any'of its grateful temperature  before it is landed, if one can.say that,  water is "landed."  Permanently Cared of - Asthma,  Clarke's  KLola Compound Cares.  Mr. P. J. Painton, the "well-known proprietor  of Painton's Music Store, Vancouver, B. C.',  writes:' "I have been a great sufferer from  asthma in its worst form for over four years  very often having had to sit up nearly all night.  I had consulted physicians' both' in England  and Canada without obtaining any permanent  relief and tried many remedies, with the same  result. , A friend who had been cured by Dr.  Clarke's Kola Compound advised me to try it.  And three bottles have entirely cured me. .It is  now nearly two years since my recovery, and  asthma has not troubled we since. I feel very  grateful to Dr. Clarke for introducing this wonderful remedy. I have, frequently recommended it to others suffering as I was, and do not  know of a single case where tho required number of bottles have been taken that ifc has failed  to cure. See that you get Clarke'B Free sample  bottle sont to any person. Mention this paper.  Address The Griffiths & Macpherson Co.. 121  Church street, Toronto, or Vancouver, B.C.,  sole Canadian agents.  <" ��������� ���������hi ���������^���������������������������  Sfttladed  Her.  .Prospective, Bride���������I know It's foolish, doctor, but to gratify a natural curiosity will you please let. me see the  form of service you Intend to use in  marrying us? ->    *.  Tbe Rev. Dr. Fourthly���������It will not  be necessary, my dear young woman.  1 never use the word "obey" in the  marriage service.���������Chicago Tribune.  Western Assurance Company  ������  A physician calculates that It takes  eight times the strength to go up staira  thatjs required'���������for the same distance  on the level.  Chichester cathedral spire Is the only  one which can be' s^en from the sea  alQHg the coast of fJront Britain.  A   TIMELY   NOTICE.  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills will positively cure permanently and thoroughly the  very worst case of* rheumatism, poor blood,  nervousness, or other- germ disease. A trial  will "prove this. Only 75c a box, small size  25c; at all druggists; or postpaid on. receipt  of price from The Arnold Chemical - Co.,  Biimifed, Canada L:fe Building, Toronto.  Letting  Well   Enough   Alone.  Bobbs���������I see that :i man has Invented a typewriier that you just sit down  and talk to and it writes out everything yon say.  Bobbs���������I guess I'll keep mine. She  doe^rA write everything I say. and I'm  glad of It.���������Baltimore American.  A CUKE 1T0R COSTIVENESS.���������Costive-  ftess corner from the refusal of the excretory  organs to perform 'their duties lcgularly  from contributing cautes4usually disordered  digestion. JLJarmclcc\s VeaoUiblc Pills, prepared on scientific- principles. ai:C so compounded that certaiu. ingredients in them  pass through the stomach and act upon the  bowels so us to remove their torpor and  arouse them to proper action.'��������� Many���������thou-  .Bands arc prepared; to.'bear testimony of  their power in this respect. -  Spreading   Happiness.  '.- "I have but oue rule that I follow absolutely In this life, nurt that is to make  other people as happy as possible."  "Well." lie replied, "you ought to lie  gratified then at what 1 heard a young  lady say the other (lay."  "What, was that V".  "She said.t Im l whenever she saw you  4'htneihg she uad to laugh."���������Chicago  Ti mes-11 e raid    "IT IS A GREAT PUBLIC BENEFIT."  ���������These significant words were used in regard to Dr. Thomas' Ecle'ctxic Oil by a gentleman who had thoroughly tested its merits  3i������ his own case���������having been cured by it of  Sameness of the knee of three or four years'  standing. It never fails to remove soreness  as well as lameness, and is an incomparable  pulmonic and corrective.  Stnmliled. bat Won n Wife.  Governor Aaron V. Brown of Tennessee was a ^Chesterfield for politeness and  a Talleyrand for wit. When hi', a much  admired widower, was paying his addresses, as yer una vowed, to an attractive young widow, lie called at her house  one day and was ushered into a room  darkened to the degree which tbe prevailing fashion of those days declared  .to he elegant, and before the governor  had familiarized himself with the surrounding objects in tho gloom the young  widow entered the room. With enthusiastic devotion he advanced to meet her  hastily, not noticing a low stool directly  in bis pathway. Unhappily he stumbled  over it and plumped upon his knees di-  lectly at the feet of the ohjeet of his affections. Before she could utter a word  ��������� ���������f apology or sympathy the adroit governor, seix.inv; her hand, exclaimed.  ".Madam, a happy accident has brought  me v> here inclination has lone; led me."  The formal declaration which followed  w-a- of iotii->c successful, for ..such ready,  gallantr.v' ������������������oiildnot be resisted. ���������Ladies'  Home Journal....'���������"  - ������������������'' ;   ,  "1'eHrI .Oysters  Cnn' lie .Culti vnred.  Keceut experiments by- the experts  of the lisli commission in Washington  have demonstrated that, genuine pearls  of high ���������quality may lie grown in  aquariums, fountains., lish1 ponds ' and.  in an.y other pools of water which can  sustain mussels, oysters and other  mol.Iusks that emit nacre, the beautiful  iridescent secretion of which pearls  are made.--Indianapolis News. .  Trust.  Hoax���������I believe everything my wife  tells me.  * Joax���������Ob general principles?  Hoax���������Yes; 1 tb'inlc every man should  believe^about half he-hoiirs.-.abd 1 prefer-to believe the better half.���������Fhila-  d������lnhia Uncord. -"  There never was, and nev������r will be, a universal panacea; in one'remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������the very nature of many  curatives being such that were the germs of  other and differently seated diseases rooted  in the system of the patient���������what would  relieve ope ill in turn would aggravate the  other. We have, however j in Quinine Wine,  when obtainable in" a sound, unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and1 grievous ills.  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems are led into convalescence and  strength by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives. ��������� ft relieves  the drooping,spirits of those, with whom a  chronic state of morbid jdespondency and  lack of interest in life is~a'disease,,and, by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing sleep-^-im parts vigor to the  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout the veins, strengthening  the healthy animal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a~ necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life to  the digestive .organs, which naturally, demand increased su bstance���������result, improved  appetite. Northrop"& Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to'the-public their, superior-Quinine Wine at the usual rate," and, gauged by  the opinion of scientists, this wine approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists'sell it.  MINABD'S LINIMENT LttfflSeraan's Frienl  We sometimes meet an original gentleman who, if manners had not existed, would have invented them.���������Emerson.       -������   Hotel Balmoral, FS^Vgftfe:  Formaldehyde vapor has been successfully used by M. Camille Sumeire in  Mauritius Tor preserving specimens of  animals. A guinea pig was kept fresh  for 20 daysfj and the*fur was uninjured  by the vapor.  Ask for llBffiTlaFtate bo oilier.  A Lingering  Homicide..  "Who is that-*;oung fellow over there  ���������the one rumiingV"  "That's the Count dc Castellnne. He  is rushing around ,the corner to kill a  French editor���������by cablegram."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  akers' Bad  The annual meeting of, shareholders was  held at the company's offices in this city  on Wednesday, March 7, 1U00. The President, Hon. G. A. Cox, occupied the chair.  ' The" following annual report -������t tho directors, with acconoaur-ng tin.iticia: siite-  inent,  was read by  the secretary:  FOKTT-XISTH   ANNUAIi  REPORT.  'The directors'-beg-to submit herewith the  annual statement of the'eompany's accounts  for the year  ending 31st December last.  The revenue account shows.a satisfactory  growth in premium income, and .after payment of losses and expenses there ��������������� a profit balance of fll8.0J2.G0 as a result of the  ?a?f transactions. Two' half-yearly dividends have been provided for at the ������ue  of 10 per'cent, per annum., as well wan  amount to cover depreciation ia securt.UM,  and the  reserve  fund has  been Increased  Taklnc into account the fact that during  the year 185W the fire losses la the United  States were exceptionally heavy, the ���������.rectors feel that these ru������ult������ must be regarded as eminently satisfactory.  For some time pa*t your' directors have  had uuder consideration the question of.  extending the agencies of the company te-  yontl the limits of the North American continent, and shortly before the close of the  year arrangements were completed for the  establishment of a branch office in London,  England,, under ��������� what appear to be favorable auspices.  Toronto, 26th  Feb..  1900.,  Geo. A. Cox, President.  Summary of flnancial"'statcment:      (  Total  cash   lncom������  .$2,532,741 50  Total"   expenditure;   . including  appropriation, for    losses  un-  der . adjustment    2,414,008 90  Balance *   118.642 60  Divideat  declared - 100,000 00   ..���������.���������������  Total   assets ,"..."..' |2,32i;762 S5  Total  liabilities  including  cap  ital)  Reserve Fund ....  Capital paid .....  Capital   subscribed  1,221,382 35,  , .fl;l00,3S0 50  .' 1,000.000 00  ;.. 1,000,000'GO  , .$3,100,380-50  ���������Security 'to  policyholder*  xSThe President, ������n moving the adoption  of thdreport,'said:���������It cannot fall to be  gratifying to the shareholders, a* it Is to  the directors and officers of the company,  to note the evidence of the appreciation  by the Insuring public of the security offered by-.the-V^estera, to its policyholders  ������which Is afforded^'by the growth .la the  volume of business <-��������� transacted���������the total  Income'for the-.-year'having exceeded, for  the first-time in'the. history of the   com-  Jiany, two and one-half million dollars. It  s still more satisfactory to note that notwithstanding the exceptionally- heavy fire  losses which have occurred ������n some .of the  chief cities in the Unite* States���������where  the' business proved generally unprofitable  to the companies engaged 'I* it���������we are able  to show as a result of the year'a transactions a profit balance of 1118.642. The' experience of the year 1809 in Canada -warn exceptionally favorable, and the dirainUhed  fire waste, la-this eountry is certainly a  matter for congratulation,, aside from our  interests >n tbe businesstof fire-insurance.  It id to be hoped that "the Introduction of  Improved fire protection in our cities and  towns, and the adoption of more sulMstan-  tial methods' in the construction of buildings, will tend    to a further   reduction of  place to refer to the fact that during tite'  past year a number of new companies have  oome dnto the , field,   offering fire insurance  at lower rates than those current with Its*  old established offices.   It will be interesting to observe  whether tbeee experiments  will   prove  more,.successful  than;. provioa������  attempts which  have been made to afford  Indemnity against loss by,fire on more favorable terms than companies which have  been kmg engaged in the business feel safo.  In offering.   While as insurers we may hope'  these new companies may have discovered  the   secret of  combining  cheapness . with  security, ^we cannot overlook the'fact chat  the record of the fire insurance business1 in  Canada during the post twenty years show* '  a loss of upwards of two million dollars ������<  capital,  which was Invested   In companies  organized" to   transact   business   at   what  are termed "cut rates."   We- may at least  feel assured that companies working upon  these lines,  whose entire cash assets are  limlUnl to ilfty or ,elxty thousand dollars,  are  scarcely in a position to assume any  considerable   share   of   the   many   mil Pons  of llublltty which fire Insurance companies)  are carrying for the protection of merchants  and property-holders in Canada,and   until   K  has been shown that, with due regard fes  the safety of stockholders and the secarlts*-  of  policyholders,  any  material    reductions  can be made in fire insurance rates in thin  country,   your  directors  do  not  feel  warranted "in  advocating any  departure > Tom  the policy we tune been following for wtay /  years past.  But to return to the consideration of oar  business during the year under review,  it will, no doubt, be interesting to shareholders to learn that the marine branch,  which lias been responsible in some former  years for, rather serious losses, has shown  n profit ,upon the business ef 1899. and that  the general outlook In this branch appear*  to be more promising than for some time  past.'    i ,   > /   ,  < In our earnings from Interest there baa  been a falling off, such as might naturally  be looked for owing to the reduced rates1  obtainable, < particularly upon the class of  securities which are held by- this company.  There is one matter to which I wish <par- ,  ticul.irly to refer at this time.   It' is now,  within a year of half' a century since tho ������������������/'  company, commenced  business  in   Canada.  Some  twenty-dve  years  ago   it  completed  its' system of agencies throughout the United States, and I'think I am-warranted^ In '  saying that it is now .established over the  wbole of the .Korth''American continent- mm?  a favorable footing,,with an efficient,fere*  of .branch managers.speclal agents and !oeal <  agents  working1   in  its    interests.    Cnder ,  these   circumstances  your   directors ' hare -  ..turned their attention.to the consideratlaa  of the question of'the deslrabllity^of following the example of the -majority, ef the  successful British fire offices and embrao'ng  "  q  a larger field of operations than we at pre-'  sent occupy. < In view of the efforts which  are   being ��������� made���������happily     with,-.no   small   -  measure of success���������to enlarge  the trad*  relations between, the' mother country and  her  self-governing  colonies,   and   to  enlti-,     v  rate intercolonial business .connections,.-ws    ",-.  have felt, that tbe present is on .oppo-tims  lime for making *a similar effort to seenre    '  some measure of reciprocity in the brolnsss  of fire insurance.   As a- practical step In this ;' i  direction   it   was  decided     to  establlsn , a  branch office of the' company' In  Lsndoa. v  Kngiand.   This was,opened roa the 1st sfn\  December last, and, placed 'nnder the'sian-:' ' ������������������  ageuient of Mr. W. B. .Melkle-^a gentleman.~" -  who. we believe., possesses all the qualities,   .  of   a   successful   insurance     manager.    ���������>A J'.  ��������� Board of Directors has been  appointed* ��������������� .  London, upon which we have J������eenrfortun-, lt f-  ate 'ix ^securing the following gentlemen to   v  serve, namely: The Bight Hon. the.Earl ���������*..,< >  Aberdeen.   G.C.M.G.:- the   Right   Hon.   Sir    ^  John' -Kennaway, . Bart..    'MrP.Vnhd . Mr. , .  ���������  -    -   -'--       Grahams   *  x -    I, *'  >'V  '^i.  'if,*-  tVi  t\  the burden' wlnieh  the    payment* of   some _  live million "dollars*" per annum by idsnraice , jaTne* ������teVensoa' of "Meksis.        _  companies for fire losses in Canada Ira-1 Co British and East India merchants, and'  poses upon the community, for I need j T ������������������, pleased to say that we feel that we  scarcely any that thu has to be provided   havp ev<>ry reason to be encouraged ���������at-tbe  start   which  we  have   made  in  the chief  from the premiums collected from the insuring public. I desire to emphasize what  I believe to be a fact���������that it U only by  adopting measures that ' will reduce this  serious annual waste th.it aay material reduction in the tax whioh the public pay In  .fire.Insurance premiums can be br<>tght  about.*for it is only.-neceas-irr to refer to  the "-Government   report*,   showjng  the   in-  ��������� come "died expenditure of companies1, licensed to do., bu<Jineae in the Doiiiiniori.to pr.vve  that thi-re has been, during the whole je-  riod embraced In those returns, bu|- n very  moderate margin ot pront to the companies at the rates and und^r the conditions  which have prevailed ln.thla country in the  past  metropolis of the empire-and'-atf the ^agencies which have thus far been established  in  connection with this new  branch.  - Mr. 3. J. Kenny, the Vlce-Pre<nident. see-  ended the adoption of the report  which was'  carried  unanimously.    The   election  of directors for the ensuing year was then sss-  cceded   with,   re&ultmg   in   the   unaniinsns  re-election of the following ssentlem'en  rhi.:  lion. Geo. A. Cox, Hon. S. C Wood ,Mss-irs.  Robert   Beatv.   G.   K.   R.   Cockburn.    Oer>.  McMm rich. H. N. Balrd.  W.  K.  Br OCX, J  Iv. Osborne and J. J. Kenny.  At a meeting of the Board of Dh������������etor<..  ,' held   subsequently,  Hon.   Geo.  A.   Co*, wo*  I re-elected President   .*nd   Mr.   J. J. Kennv  vi  In this connection it  may not be out sf   Vlce-Prc-aldeul   for  the  ensuing year.  IB&eoTX���������I know people get seasick,  Jjomesick and sick from traveling on  iiae ears, but did you ever bear of one  jjettiBg bicycle sick?  Hgbert���������Yes; a friend of mine bought  Ms "wheel on the installment plan, and  3*e got sick of it before he had the  thing half paid for.���������Yonkers States-  Spiltinf?  In   Public.  Paris takes the load iu the campaign  against spiituig iu public. A committee of the town council has recommended the putting up of enameled  signs in the principal streets and  parks with the inscription, "In tbe interest of the people and to avoid the  spread of contagious diseases you are  reuucsJ.e.d riot to spit ou the sidewalk."  im SIMM'S LINIMEKT in tHe House.  A Kecog'nitloiv of Gcnins.  '"'Well, sir," said the proud parent, "I  ain't a bit sorry that I give Bill a good  eddication. You know he's been an  gone :in writ a book."  "Do tell!"  "Hit's a fac'. An what does you  reckon? Well, sir, t'other day I ketch-  ed a man ou a railroad train a-readin  of it���������jest a-readin of it"'���������Atlanta  Constitution.  "Wo little know tho toil and  hardship that those who make  the "Staff of Life "undergo.  Long hours in superheated  and poorly ventilated workrooms is hard on the system.  givos the kidneys more work than they  can properly do, throws poison into the  system that should be carried off by these  delicate niters. Then the back gets had���������  Not much, use applying liniments and  piasters. You must reach the Kidnevs to  cure the b^ek. DOAN'S Kidney Pills  euro all kinds of Ead Backs by restoring  tho Kidneys to healthy action.  Mr. Walter Buchanan, who has conducted a bakery in Sarnia, Ont., for the  past 15 years* says:  " For a number of. y������nxs previous to taking  Doan's Kidney Pills I suffered a great deal from  acute pains across the small of my back, pains in  tho baek of my head, dizziness, wear>- feelhis: and  general debility. From the ilrst few doses of  Doau's Kidney Pills I commenced to improvo, and  I have continued until I am to-day a well man.  I have not got a pain or ache about me. My head is  clear; the urinary difficulties all gone ;,my sleep is  refreshing and my hoallix is better now than for  roars."  Catholic Prayer ^A^n^sSS: I    improved  f^^^.  ulars, Religious l'icturesi Statuary, and Church ' 290 acres���������150 under crop; good frame  Ornaments, Educational Works. Maiiordcraro- dwelling, largo frame horfce and cattle  ccivepromptattention. ]),$J.Sadlier&C0.,M0Iltr8aI j stables, ������ood well:   adjoins station, school  and church;   fine land, good district;  only  LA HISPANlA^���������asg^  KHEDIVE AND  RED CROSS  30 miles from Winnipeg���������$4,000.  NARES,   ROBINSON   &   BLACK,  Winnipeg,  Man.  Are positively guaranteed Pare Havana  filler, and will please the most  ���������fastidious smoker.  The yearly increase of sales proveB an  appreciative public^    Manufactured only by  GEO.  F.   BEYAN   &  CO.,  Manufactured  by TWOS. T^UE, Winnipeg.  ��������� i       ��������� ~  z    HIGH  GRADE   PLOWS,    SEEDING   MACHINES,  Carriage,   nacrous,   liarrovrs, vvlnaniillcf  &o.    COCKSHU^TC PLOW CO., Winnipeg.  LUCAS/STEELE & BBISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Write US. HaBQilton.Ont..  Circle Tea*  I,. S. & B. Coffee*  r,.S.&B. Extract*  Ii.S.&B. Spices  Persons entitled  or expecting to  inherit money or  estatos left in the  old countries  , should know that  millions await  heirs of their descendants in this country. Book of names sent  on receipt of lO cents.  DUGALD McFARLANE,  s. Box 345, Truro, N. S., Canada.  HESRSTO  FORTUNE  0XYD0N0R.  j When tho doctors give you up���������Try an  J Oxydonor. It is better and cheaper than  going to California, as it furnishes purest of  Oxygen tu the: system by nature's laws, discovered by Dr. Sanche. Sub-dealers wanted  in each town in Manitoba. Address W. T.  Gibbins, Grain Exchange, Winnipeg. Mr.  John Buller, Winnipegbsis, writes: "Your  Oxydonor is a wonderful thing and has made  a new man of me. I have also cured one  man in eight hours of a bad case of lumbago." We have dozens of similar testimonials.  W. N. V.    265 ESrflWSCMHWB-  L~ry-rtr..--.frt:r3Sctaai. rf������*Mf**><*--:  ij^^.CMfc3iJifffcIZgifwvf^.*iwnM.&T^A*^***. ���������  ^-Sv^-asz-yrz���������  ���������^{-HA'K.-t liUlOJJU.  ���������jj'tmiiimi..  HLUI1-  I-"]- .".���������!���������_!'..  I  I*'  I'  1  I'"  I'  ���������til  I'  Im  Site  If  If*1'  ;i '''  Ins  ih  llf'  i; -', -  '   '-  I v'    ^  ll| '-;,  If"  V  ���������iff       >  I  r1*'  ilr  in  Itr  T������E  pJ^KBLAND  NEWS  Issued; ISyery   Tuesday.  $f. B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  The columns of The News are open to all  jrh'o jvph to express therein yiejvs .911 -ma-.t-  ^xsof public Interest.  While we do not hold ourselves resppn i-  )*)e for the utterances of correspondents, we  reserve the- right of declining to insert  communications unnecessarily personally.  TUESDAY,   .MAY   15th,     1.9C0.  Our standard b.earer, Lewis  M ounce. Th.e people's pallidal .  'The local man of wholly local in-  terests.  WAR NEWS,  Nt> York, May 12.��������� Jeffries yvon the  flght with Corbetfc, putting his opponent  out in tbe 23rd round with a left hander on  the jaw. Corbe������t fought well and hart  things pretty much his own way ti.ll t/*e  Jcnock out blow  London, May 12.���������A British Column  3,00$ strong has arrived at Vryburg, J 00  miles from Mafeking and is pushing swiftly  forward. Forty miles south of there is  peneral Hunter's main body moving' slow ly  and with considerable forces. The pick o"  bin tjiounted xnen are- tlje 30 0QO who are  o going without wheeled transport and at  ptp that may possibly bring them to Mafe-  kiug on Monday.  Lqndpn, 12.���������The War Qffice has receh -  ed the-following. despatch from Lord Rob-  erta:-Kroonstadt, May 12, 2 p.m.���������I en-  tere4 J^roqnstadt. at 1:39 with opposition  to.day when the ��������� Union , Jack was hoisted  amidit cheers frqm "tlje fevv British resident  G/^n.''; French's cavalry seized the drift  over the Vaalst River last evening just in  tiiue to pre'veht the passage'- being opposed  by the enemy.,'    ���������  " ~>~     "  London May ' I4.rr-Pp. c"al: from; Stone  Hill Fa m. Natal," sa\s," 'G-.ntral Bullei'.  advance commenced Thureday, when )e  ' left Ladvsmith in strength. When -within  two miles of Hel^maker, the Boers opened  a heayy artillery-fire and the British guns  replied while a portion pf.Buller's troops  worked around the Boer flanks. ,Tha British atta'pk was'pressed Home yesterday by  Methnen on the right who ou.fjaaked the  Boers wl^oae splendid defensive positions on  the Beggarsberg were practically taken.  General Buyer's march subsequent to the  attack was carried out withouta hitch. The  British are still pushing on  L->ndon, M,ay 14.���������Durban wires there  are persistant rumours here of heavy fighting in Natal.  Kroonstadt, May 13 ���������The arrival of  |.prd, Reberta was hailed with delight, 300  Free Staters were anxious to surrender.  Four hundred Burghers have already giveu  up their arms here and in this neighbo;-  hood. AH the prisoners again say the  auarrel between the Free Stateis and the  Trausvaalers is so acute that the Trans-  y.a^lers have decided to. lcavs their allios.  Pretoria advices say the   Boers   supplies  of smokeless po.wder is exhausted  and  that  ^11 attempts to manufacture a  fresh  supply  have beau unsuccessful.  London, May l&.-r War office has received fallowing from Bugler: "We have occupied D.uudeo. ^bout 2,500, of the euemj  ^eft yesterday for Gleucue where tney an:  entrained. The Kaffirs said they were go  ^ug to Ladiug'ti Nok. Almost every houit  ^;i Dundee is empty and looted'',  r^rands^rift, May   13.���������General   Rundh-  haa couipletely checkmated the   atteni) t   ot  ^he Boers to come, south   again and the enemy are; retiring  before,   the   persistant   ad  ahc.e of  the   British.     Many   B. .ers   ba*/t-  b^e;! captured or u?e surrendering.       Then  w^e.re. iS[} of- t^ese   yesterday   and   to-day.  Among them was President S.teyn's brother,  Kropu.sta.tlt,    15..���������Reported     that     th>  ^hole. of Ijho Boer forces   are concentrating  on the YatM, ^n4 withdrawing from, Biggars.-  berg and the south western borders.      It i.s  oompu'.ed that not   uiore than   2,000,   Free  States   will,   fight   on   th,e    YaaL      Lord  Rtbexts  \b   con centra ting   his   forces  and  everything i3 ab.rut ready for   the   onwarri  Iaterest for   the   mom out    almost  enti ely centered in Mafeking wheuce the  wife . f (he Mayor today received a cablegram saying all well May 5th. To-morrow is expected the relief will take place if  all goes well.  Lorenzo Marqueee, May 15.���������The Boers  on Saturday occupied the K ffir location at  Mafeking. They were in turn attacked  during the night and found themselves sur-  r. unded. Boers lost 7 killed and 7  wounded.  Plumer's Camp, May 15.- Natives wh*  have arrived here say the bombirdinent ������������f  Mafeking May 1st was not heavy. 1,2S1_  refugees from Mafeking have reached here  Patrol's who have returned from the north  ern borders of Transvaal saw no Boers. All  quiet. Boers patrol neigh borhcod but are  not aggressive.  Lisbon, May 15.���������It is rumored   hereto-  day President Kruger has ordered   the Po -  tugueoe consul to leave   the   Trauavaal   republic.  Loudon, May 15. ���������Special from   L >renz >  Maiques says it has bden reported that a  large foict) of Boers had been captured by  the British at Mafeking'. Pretoria, it ia  added, leports on the other Hand that Mafeking has fallen. ,  Albarui, M*y 15 ���������J<n. R^lferd wai  noninabel here Saturday as a supp.irtdi of  Mctrciu. *  ' Lorenza Ma-.quese, May 16.���������There is  n >w no doubt that there was fighting at  Mifekihs Saturday but believed to have  gone in favor of garrison.      All that can be  ascertained pf a reliable character   is is fo'-  o  lows:    The Bjers  Uoin^  artillery attacked  the   town   on   Saturday.    Very   aoon the  Kaffir looatif n wis in flame's, some say, as a  resulfc of the  fi^ht  others   as the   result 6{  treachery.    Fighting at close  quarters   became general and in the midst of  emfu^ion  Boors gaiued possession  of Kaffir   location  They brought their guns to   bear   at  close  quarters but by a quick  movement the garrison succeeded ia surrounding the party of  Boers who Had   captured   Kiffir   location  Severe'fighting folltiwcd'but reported B'������er>  still hold'the location.     .The   truth   is be  lieved that   Pretoria   authorities  knowing  the'progresa of relief c.ilumu- gave oidersto  storm the place.    As soon  as ' tho 'location"  "was in flames Boer bulletins of victory were  flying abojc everywhere   to   encouragefche  weak.    Toe Boers    who   came, down  heie  yesterday.f��������� om   Pretoria   produced . for the  ediface of  inmeduluous   British, t^ro   telegrams by officer   one of which   was   signeo  by Styman and said: "I was   lucky enough  to capture Baden-Powell   with   nine   hunt  dred men this morning. There is no doub -,  about the heavy fighting. B-tden-Powell  reports all well May 7.  London, 16 ���������The most important development in to day's war news is the s ati-  ment cabled from Cape Town announcing  that the Boer delegates advised the Trans  vaalers io<surrender if defeated at the Vaal  This r markable announcement is vouched  for on good authority.  London, li���������JJespatch from Pretoria says  the Boer government is holding back some  big news. Feverish activity prevails here.  President Kruger ia working day an������l night.  The lat st Boer official bulletin is that the  relief column has been defeated ��������� with   great  * f-  Loudou���������M<iv 17.���������The ciosiug aay oi  the drama ajt Mafeking has been marked by  intensity of dramatic interest as unexpected  as it is out of proportion to the efforts en-  gaged. The news that the garrison wa  not only able to repel an attack but to in  fiict' heavy loss in killed and prisoners i^  reported in thejdespatch from Cape T nvn  announcing the capture of Commandant  Eeloff and 90 men makes Great Bri' ;uu feel  prouder than ever of Ool. Baden Powell'*  little band. War office has received despatch from Roberts baying Hudter has occupied Cheystian Nek.     Thus  the   British  have ehtered the Transvaal.  London, May 18.--9:16   p. m., MafekiDg,  has been relieved. >  cs Loudon, May 18.���������Special from Amsterdam says a telegram has been received announcing M ifeking was relieved on Tuesdaj  Lorecztt Maiqulze, 18.���������Five hundrec  refugees who arrived here state Mafeking  has been relieved. The end of the war i^  anticipated by the Queen's   B rthday, Maj  24.  Pretoria, IS.���������Tt was officially announce'  to day that when th laagers and 'fork  around Mafeking had been severely bom  barded, the siege was abandoned*.  Pretoria, 18 ���������The siege of M-tfeki"g ha  been abandoned. The Britian force fron  ihe south have possession of thu place. , R������  ported 5,000 British troops have surrounded Christiana and the Liudroo.st and othe.  officials have been taken prisoners.  Dannhauser, Natal   IS ���������General   Bullai  entered' this place this morning.  London, May 18.���������It   has just been officially announced that   Gen. Methuen enter  ed Hoop^tadt-yesterday and  that  general'^  deputy and Danules and 40 men   have    surrendered and that^Gfiiu-ral    Broad wood   occupied   Liudley   ye&teiday.     "It'.������ - furthei  announced'the Hiutmi's   mounted   infantry  yesterday surpiaed and captured r/by   Con -  inandmt Botha and 23 prisoners, - 30., milrs  nort   western Kroou.������,tadt '" .  London, 18 ���������From both r:g!it and le't  dank*, of British-'-army coinus ; important  news that L.������rd '.Robei ts li'ai brought tin  t-vo' wings of his forces on a level with tie  main body as shown in his war i-ffiue, dio-  patch   announcing   Me huen's   eutiy   it to  Horipstadt,and Broadwopd.   .   Cav.lry   had  *.    ' -' '"   "  oocnpjed Lindley tue same day    < nd   as  ho  many had t xpeeled"Lord 'Roberts   advan������<  has been prouiuv'y resumed. ������������������ . ���������   ,  ^^^mr&j^iusi^iii^^'jsssr^  Good Clothes  are  not expensive,  it  ss the  common kind that costs most in the end:  must be good as every garment is guaranteed  and mo:icy willbe refunded ifit fs.iiot as represented.  All seams are overcast.  *> . .  The Cloth is sponged and shrunk.  The Linings are good.  .      T^c Buttons match. ' ��������� * *   .  ,1      The i:i' ide, which you cannot see is as good as  the buLsicL u liich you can see.    Ijt is sold by reliable  dealers only.    Made to Fit���������not made to Order.  Forbes worsted Trousers;  I  ".J  Retail at $3:50  Tailors get $6.00  ,W&^322?SflUBft^HiP&ei  ���������I  1  '51  ���������'i  ���������^i  loss.  London, May 17.���������Lord Roberts contii.-  ues passive at Kroonstadt, his cavalry is  stretching like a semi-circular covering  many miles with everlapping flanks. The  British force advanced this morning 20  miles to north east and took possession of  Magnatify Nek, prisoners continue to be  taken daily, .  London, May.���������In tbe committee rooms  of blouse of Commons this morning, Sir  James Kitchen, liberal, announced that  Mafeking had been relieved. War Office  however, was i nable to confirm the announcement,  London, May 17.���������Official announcement is made that General Buller reports  that 2nd division of his army ha* taken the  Dannhauser, Natal, a little le.is than half  w.iy between Dundee and Newcistle.  London, May 17.���������War office has received from Roberts the following despatch  dated Kroonstadt yesterday: Rundle yesterday rcuupied Meguti, Ling Nnk and Mod-  der poort without opposition. Hunter hab  rewnt =d the^ Trausvaal and has advanced  within 10 miles of Cheystian. Methuen  has reached a point 12 miles on the H.*^-  pes road without seeing the enemy . Natives  confirm Gen. White's previous reports of  the desorganaHon of Free Staters. Th������  situation here is unchanged.  POLITICAL NEWS.  Vancouver, May 12.���������C E. Tisdall ex-  M.P. P. re.igued his position this morning  as one of the cencftdates on party line Conservative ticket, s-ays he has not the tim������ to  devote to the campaign.  Victoria, M^y 12.���������As a consequence of  the result of che Liberal convention held last  ntght in which Mart.inites turned dawn all  the old board im;lui!ing Geo. Riley orcsi-  dent, talk of uui.lher Liberal Convention  has been heard. Auti-Martin Liberals wert  apathetic and Martinites diuminod up  every available man yet they only numbered  sixty.  Victoria, May 17,���������Martin is expected to  reach here to-m������rrow when he will immediately commence a tour of the Island.  Nauaimo, May 14.���������It's announced today as coming from offiij a sou.Cj that u  government candidate will bd placed in the  field in this city at once. The name of the  man has not been made public.  FOR SALE.  ABOUT 3 acres of land, with sea  frontage, at <Jotri.>������xBluffs.��������� House  of 5 rooms. Boat house and  other out-houses.. Good garden  and fruit trees. Apply to Mrs.  McConnel,-Comox, or to News  Office. ml5l2  :cMI.LLAN  EXPORTERS  ftNO  IMPORTERS.  ''200-212 FiasT *ve. Kosth, Kisheapcus/ Kjh������.:  ���������tt-  W*V^-?te *<3r Owsf* GspeySsm ri^fi.^-*  Jt*^-   ������SmS-*<~*   V������Jo" "^^^  .fTT^-,'  :������:j. w:  *i     -^      it  FPEfih Lager 'Beep in THEVRoviNCE ���������  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and    Porter.  . ��������� __������������������ ^  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading  to ;-omiction   of  persons witholding or destr- yinir any   kegs   belonging  to  tins  company.  HENRY REIFEL,    Manayer  $5 REWARD.  STRAYED from the premises of  the undersigned, about the 16th  of April, one small red cow, 3  years old, would calf about 20th.  Branded on left Idp R. Anyone  giving inlormaticm that will lead  to her recovery will receive the  ab ive re������ard. (Sig11ed) John  Cornell, Oyster River, Con .ox,  B.C. ml5t4  FOR SALE-r-Early cabb.a.ge.and  to ma toe plan/.s, borne grown and  strong.    *   C. E, Williams,  Grantham.  MUNICIPALITY OF THE  CITY OF GUMBERLAKB  'NOTICE-  BrCYCLE RTDERS caught riding on  the sidewalk after this date will be  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  Laurence W. Nunns,  City Cleik.  Cumbeiland, B.C., May b'th, 1900.   8t3  GTiT OUK  PJ1ICES    AUD   TEV.JrtS ON      .  Pianos and  Organs  BEFORE ORDERING ELSEWHERE  (Extension)  LOTS FOR .SALE,  Apply to,  m.5m3; L. W. NUNNS.  NOTICE.  The Peoples' Candidate.  LEWIS   MOUNCE.  Committee Rooms over TarbelPs  Store. All supporters are- cor-  dirtily inaited to attend.  COMMITTF.E."  FOR SALE���������Near C'Durfcenay  11 acres. Trees burned' off, about  20 acres, swamp la-id.  For  pai ticiilars   arj.pjy   at   tbis  office.  M. W; Waitt & Co.  .    Victoria, B. C.  The oldest aud most reliable house in tho-  Provinc".  Chas. Segrave, Local Agents  Cumberland, B. 0.....  Espimait .ft' nauaimo. Ry.  Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail as  follows, calling at way port's-as freight and  passengers may offer.  Leave Victoria for Nahaimo  Tuesday,7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.rr������  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m,  _ OB. Freigrlft   tifikets   and State--  ro">m Apply on board,  GKECX li.   COURTNEY,  Tra,a5..-33. Mana������:ex> , p.M i...������<'sinm������������*' >***f'iS *' **������  itMA   ���������������* ^" ���������?���������������������  Ji ..  KjPhJ&G AS A, JO UffcNAI/ISTv  i ���������������������������* i  flis First Experience as a Reporter on  Civil'.'and Military Gazette.  V In the autumn of 1882, having finished  Ins course, at school,-a position was secured for him on the Civil and Military  Riizette, Lahore. The Civil and Mili-  lary Gazette is the" chief journal of  Ixorthwesteru   Indian,  ovMied     and  con-  Ihicted by tho mauagcrs and owners of  l.he Allahabad i'ioueer, the ablest and  ltiost inttueni.iai o. ah iiiilian' newspapers  liublished in thij interior or tho country.  I'Vir five yeai-- ht> worked h.ad a.id steiul-  fly, on the Guz.-tte.' ���������IV.uek^oi: the work  ivas 'simply, "drudgery, lie shirked noLh-  jig. The ediLor in ch ef' wat a snnie-  Ivhat grim, uan, who believed 'in snuli-  jiing h.., subordinates, iiad whoj though  le recoguizod the talents ��������� of the. ''clever  Imp," as he called him, and allowed hiiii  li pretty free hand .u his contributions to  |he paper, yet wa.- iu< lined to ex^.ct honi  liim  the  full  tale  oi   the, heavy =iyufino  nvork of a, newspaper, oilice.    But. the^e  I * ' * 't  were happy years.   'For the youth was  Jteeling the  spring' of his   own- powers. '  Ivas full of interest in life, wiw laying up  kores of observation and experience, and  found in his own hoiiie not only domes- '  [ic" happiness,  but  a  sympathy , in taste ,  }nd a variety of talent .and. accomplish-  ipnt which acled as a continual stimulus  to his. own? genius. '.'Father, -mother, skier and ^brother"'all' played 'and' worked '  Logether-swith' rare combination of syni-  fmthetic gifts..   In , 188o7 .some, of the  jrerses,.with the-writing of which he; and  111 is sister- had ^auiused themselves, were  Imbiislied; at Lahore* in  a Tittle volume,  Entitled .Echoes,   because  most  of them  iref'e lively* parodies on some' of the poems  Lf the popular poets of the "day; ;the Utile book had it������ moment of narrow limited success,^and opened (the way for.,the  Ivider .notoriety an'd^ success^of a volume  Litp .which, were gathered the  "Depart-  piental Ditties" that'had appeared from  lime to time in'the Gazette.    Many of  jhe stories, afterward collected under the  liow familiar, 'title of "Plain' Tales from  Ihe   Hills,",uiade  their first appearance l  \i  the Gazette,, and  attracted  wide  a't-  (ention .in the* Anglo-Indi.iii' conxmuaity.  Kipling's work,for  five".\ears at La-  j/oi-e   had. indeed   beai/ol'   audi   quality  [that it was not Surprising that he should  Jbcs called down ,to Allahabad in 1887-to ;  [take u pace  upon   the editorial  staff?of  (the I'iom-er.    Tho training of an Ausrlo-  ji������liau journalist is peculiar. .[He -ha.-, to  blaster knowledge 'Of niany. kinds."to bo-  Jeuino"ihoroliglily acquainted with,tbe af-'  ffaii's of.-the<'Euglishiva(lnihii.-triition .and';  Lin- 'conJjitions  of Anglo-Indian  life,  and  Jilt the same time with the interests, the  pSiodes  of^life  and   tho'uglit  of  tho  vast'  limderlying native population.    The liigh-  |gl"   positions   in ' Indian ' journalism   are  })>laei>s of genuine importance and of large  [cinoliimont,   worthy  objects  of ambition  [for  a  young  man   conscious of'"literary  [l'acnltv and inspired with zeal for public  ends.    The Pioneer  issued  a  weekly  as  ^vell  as a  daily edition,  and  in  addition  Lto his regular work upon the daily paper  [Kipling continued to write for the week- .  ly   issue   stories  similar  to  those which  foad   already   won   him   reputation,   and  iithey now attracted wider attention than  ever.    His home at Allahabad Avas with  Professor Hill, a man of science attached to the Aallahabad College.    But the  continuity of his life was" broken by various journeys undertaken in the  interest  of' the  paper,   one   through   Rajputana,  from which he wrote a series of descriptive letters, called "Letters of Marque";  another to Calcutta and through Bengal,  which resulted in "The City of 'Dreadful  \ Night" and other letters, describing the  Sittle known' conditions of the vast Presidency;, and,   finelly,   in   18S9,, he  was  sent off by the. Pioneer on a-tour round  the world on which he was accompanied  by his friends Professor and  Mr. Hill.  [\ Going first to Japan, he thence came to  America, writing on the Avar and in America the letters which  appeared   in the  Pioneer  under  the   title  of  "From   Sea  to "Sea." and, in September, 1SS0, he arrived in London.    His Indian repute-had  not preceded him  to such degree as to  make the way easy for him through the  London crowd.    But, after a somewhat  dreary, winter, during which he had been  making acquaintances aud had found irregular employment upon neAVspapers and  magazines,   arrangements     were     made  v made   with   Messrs.   Macmillan   &.  Co.  for the publication of an edition of ''Plain  Tales 'From the  Hills."    The book  appeared in June.    Its success "was immediate.   The reprint of Kipling's' other Indian stories and poems speedily followed,  and the issue of tiie new tales and-poems,  .-which'   showed   the   wide   ranee   ->f   Ire  creative genimv -    ���������   ���������'    ���������".-    '   .   ���������  OUR GROWTH IN POPULATION  There were but 5,300,000 people in  America when this century opened, says  the May Ladies' Home Journal. France  had five times as many people; Germany,  and even Austria, had four times America's population; Italy had three times as  many, and so had Great Britain. Even  Spain had double our number of people,  and little Portugal was almost our rival  in numbers. We have more people now  than any European nation except Russia,  ["* which alone leads ns,' We have as many  people as live in all' Great Britain and  France   c0mb.in.9d,,-     We   haye   o.ne-h;alf  more people than "Germany.    We haver  pr'acticaliy, 75,000,000 people in the United  States,  and 10,000,000  more in  our  new possessions, '    '   o   WORK SUITABLE FOR A POET.  Here is a pleasant story that is vouched for as true by the Youth's Companion  and ,will interest all lovers of Walt Whitman. The poet was, as is well known, '  dependent during most of his life upon  the kindness,ot his friends and admirers  for support. A few years before his death  one of these friends called upon him in  his little house in Camden, a suburban  town of Philadelphia.  "Well, Walt," he said, "how goes it  this winter? " Any subscription needed  lor Christmas?"    (  "No," said    Whitman;    "no,    I'm at  \. 1,. k now.    I'm in the employ of George  ^i.L.ds.    He pays me $50 a month."  "You at work! May I "ask what is  your occupation?" , *  v "Why, I ride in the street cars. I  tail into talk Avith the drivers and conductors and find .out Avhich of them have  no oA'ercoats, and .guess at their size and  uotiiy Childs, and then he senus the  OA'ercoats. It's not hard work," said the  poet, thoughtfully. ( "Aud then/ you  know, it helps Childs along."  9  A STORY OF DEAN EGAN,  ,  > i>  ��������� Here  is  a, story  that the  late  Arch-  , bushop Walsh of Toronto used tol tell on  ������������������ hnm>elf.'    On   one   occasion   Hie " Grace'  was being, driven to the railway station  at' Barrierby-Rev.   Dean  Egan  who is  famous for his wit.    They were driving  at a handsome clip and the1 Dean observed with just pride:    "There"is'a fine bit  of horseflesh, Your Grace!" .The Arch-  bishop ventured the, opinion that a priest  should guard against a tendency to take  too  much  pride^ and  interest in  horses.  After driving a-couple of blocks,'they met-  tAvo young ladies to whom the Dean raised his  hat,  and as  they  drove/on,  the  Archbishop remarked:. -"To very comely  'young  women," *he  said,  "and  ladylike*  -Ivur-r���������-Ever.-one!to  his  taste,"  Teplied  ,the Dean, solemnly, "mine's horses."    It  is said that no visitor ever got invay from  Barrie. with the joke ou Doari Egan.   "'  , .   IN HANDS OF FRIENDS.  '   'The farmer had just arrived in town.'  ''."What,"   he   asked' of   his   ne^v-fonnd _���������  .friend,  "is a  ouauo steere-r,  anyw.ay?    1  have heeii a gieatdeal about ihom in the -  papers!" ' - ' -       si  '   "61 "course," :replied  his  frien'd,   "you  know what a bunk is?" - "'  '���������Certainly." npuid ihe farmer.  "Well, a bUriico steerer is mercly'a man  AA-ho steeis u&oiner man 10'hs bunk  when he L. unable io findrit himseli". He  is a guide, a philosopher, and a friend.  And now, that question disposed of, I  would like to show you AA'here you are  sure of getting not less- than. $50 for $1  if you folloAV my advice."  ,THE SPARKIN' HORSE.  "This here horse," said an old farmer  at the Horse ShoAV, "is just what you  want, young man.   It's a sparkin' horse."  "Hoav do you' mean?" asked the young  man.  "Well, you see, if you can once get  your girl to hop into the buggy behind  this horse you can be a mile away in two  minutes and a half. Yes, and once you're  a mile a'way you can throw the reins on  the dash-board and this horse'll walk till  you say so. Out in Peel county we  breed and train horses for that kind of  thing, and call 'em sparkin' horses."  ���������������������������O ���������r���������  Benham-���������-I claim that the stage is an  educator.  Mrs. Benham���������I don't agree with you.  'You took me to a temperance play the  other night, and went out throe times between the acts.-���������Harper's Bazar.  Mrs. Briske���������Johnny, did the doctor  call Avhile I was out?  Little Johnny (stopping his play)-r-  Yes'm. He felt my pulse an' looked at  my tongue; and sliO'jk his head, and said  it Avas a serious case,, and he left this  paper and said he'd call again before  night.,   -n   Mrs, Briske���������Gracious me! It wasn't  you I sent him to see; it Avas the baby.���������  Tit-Bits.  *. *   *  Even   the   girl   who  marries   for  love  doesn't always get it.���������Somerville Journal.  "Joppo, you make nice, fine garden  beds."  "Yes, when my wife sets me to digging I'm mad enough to pulverize everything that comes in my way."  "Is a man influenced more by heredity  or by enA'ioronnient?"  "Hump! If heredity brings a man  money he can make his oavu euA'iron-  ment."  -o-  'Mounce's following is getting  stronger every day and mor^ firmly  cem.eo.ted together.  i iispimalt������ iYdiicumu iij.  1     TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  JSOV. 19th, 189b.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  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NOTICE IS   HEREBY   GIVEN,  that an application will be made   '  ��������� to the Legislative Assembly of  the Province ,of British Colum-'  bia, at its - next . session, f������=r aiv'  Act to incorp'oiate a Company  withpuwr to. construct, equip,  operate and mai tain a- railway  of standard or any  oth^r  guage,-  r,   to be operated   by   steam, ��������� electricity or any other-motive powerf(  from a point on., Johnston Strait,. ."  Vancouver Island, a   short   dis-.  tance west'of-Chatham   Point,.. ,  thence in a   southerly" direction"/ '!  by the most^fe^sible-route, to   "&  ,  point on or near,Upper Campbell   '"  Lake oh the said   I-land, and. a    ~  further line .of ' railway" from  a - /  point on  sa;d Johnston Strait a    '  short distance east of Bear River,., ,  1 thence in a'  southerly direction/  by the^most-feasitle   route, to  a  point on or near,the North   en$.  of Bear Lake; and with  power tot.  construct, '   equip,   operate and-'-  maintain neiiessaryfbranch"liues^ ^ .  and to bui Id, and..' operate /tram-! . T  ways  in   connection  therewith'   \  and   with ��������� jjower to construct :  operate and/maintain' all 'necea-/  sary roads,   bridge's,'ways, ferries"'*',  and other works -and   to  build\-: "  own arid inair.tain wharves'^ahc^ .  dnckftin   connection   therewith;. "  and with power to buikk, construct,,  acquire, own, fequipand maintain ,  ship-*, steamers;.barges and other  boats and vessels and to  operate;  the same on any navigable waters  within the  Province;   and  with;  power to   build,'  equip,  operate-  , and maintain telegraph and tele*  phone line,3 in   connection  with  the said railways and   branches;,    ,  and with   power   to   ouild  and  operate all kinds of plant for the,  purpose of supplying light, heat,/ '  electricity and any kind of   mo- *���������  tive power; .and   with   power  to  acquire the water rights, and   to  construct     dams     and    flumes  for   improving    and   increasing  any    water    lights    or    waier  privileges acquired; and to build,'  own and maintain saw mills,* and  wood pulp mills; and with power  to expropriate lands for the purposes of  the   Company;   and- to?  acquire lands, bonuses, privileges  or other aids from   any Government, Municipal Corporation;   or  other persons or bodies;   and to  levy and collect tolls from all parties usinir, and on all freights passing over any such railways, tramways, ferries, wharves and vessels  owned or-operated   by. the   Com-  p.nv; and with power   to   ma'ke  ��������� ti.arHc-   or    other     arrangements  with raihvn)% steunboat or o*ht-r  Compan-cp.   and   for    all  other  usual   necessary     or   incidental-  p-iwers, rights or privilege-".  Dated this 14th day of March, A.IX  1900.  Davis, Marshall & Macneill,-  ' Sol'citors for the Applicants*  I  Vrl  !,'   i:"~ "J4j|  it s ;t������S  -^m  i.,.  , iTji, I  .       > V?J-k  .   *���������- H i..  , +"* ������>-,* ���������?  ji,;'*  0". ZE2;. McLEOX  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.,  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE ::y������>:.  11  \i h  I? -'  I* '  I  I  li  ft  V,l.  11  <s<  I,,  i  n,.    *  ��������� tr- ��������� '  If}'- '  us  r:'  A jsJARVEJT  {Copjrijrlit, 1853, by th������ Author.]  HI."  I  ?U Oc-l:  J!   iirui  s.intelhina. I'll  ui I < tr y <������������������' -1  ���������:f   to   iir.d   '"in  -.. "it 7"  hlif    l'i  ���������  live."  I   enyaye  work.    You can't  will von  Ye  to  uffui- '?"  or other.  whf re  "Vv hy,  plained,  homely  wouldn't  ���������' Thf n   It-  jlUTJ."       1111    2  >-c'll   lot    ru  '.tcl'nTe nij-'ht."  " But  now  will yfi-i   (  "That   don't  matit.-f.  to find him.  sure as  "' Hut you  have   to  leave your oflic-o."  ���������' I'll gei a clay off.  " J-Jut what excuse,  " Ch.  I'll invent some thin?;  irurit me for that."  But   why   can't  you   loll   niu  go, and  let  me do  it   myself '.'"  liattie. instead or answci ing, looked  for a full minute at her friend scare h-  Jngly, as if she were wcl gibing- the pi us  and cons of the question.  "Laws,"  she remarked,   parentho-tlc-  _.Uv.   " h-OW -.St������������������������������-incr   vo    ii'O  "  idulcla, to-whom the compliment'was  unintelligible, returned her graze with  anxious suspense and repeated her  query.  don't ye see," Hattie ex-  " J ain't no account., . being,  as- mud, and g'enlleYn'en  bother me a bit, and it they  did I should know ho\y to take care of  myself, for, L tell ye, -f' can be as cross  as a bear."  ' r " Gentlemen wouldn't bother me,  surely," Huk.:i remarked, wondeving-  ly.  " Wouldn't   they,   though !   Then   ye  don't  know   them.    Ye  would  make  a  sensation wherever ye go, get into  the  newspapers and make no end of trouble   for   yerself.      But   I," wouldn't   b"  noticed at all, any more than a mouse  would   that slips  out of one  hole  into  a neither.     Then,  I know  this   town   by  h. art,  and ye are a stranger,   t, guess  J shouldn't make "a bad detective, and  it  would  have   to  be  a  mighty  smait  man who could cover his track in  this  . town so that I couldn't nose  it out."  - But, then, couldn't I go with you V"  "No. ye couldn't."  , '��������� Why hot ?" .  ���������    " I hav������ told ye already���������because ye  are too handsome."  " I don't understand you at all."  ,"lt   isn't   necessary   that, ye   should  if  ye'll   only* trust me.'",  " Well, yes, I trust you, and I thank  you." ' ,  ,ln order to. deprive her friend of.  ttho chance to reconsider JtJattie hastily  opened the door, and they wont down  to breakfast. The matron was already  rte.ued iit the head oC the middle table,  aivl she gave them a, rather sourish  ?;.ecthig- as they .entered. The "^irls  scattered about at the tables sat with  dif.nrm.1 faces picking at their food and  sinpjngr'muddy brown liquid exiphemis-  ticiiily styled coffee, whose only,virtue  ���������wa.-i tha.t it was warm. They rose  one,by one -as they had finished and  hurried into tho halt, where they \vrap-  )-.od themselves In waterproofs, and  then plunged into 'the vast, black, roar-  fnjtr maelstrom of the city. Though  Hulda had known Hattie HaJloran  nnly since yesterday, she felt a pang"  ar seeing- her swallowed up in that  black, ( tumultuous tide of humanity,  and she was conscious of a  Yk-X at being" exempt from  her example, for 5-he shrank  erntaot with men with ��������� a  ihat was mental rather than physical.  Ihcre was to this child of the quiet  Norse valley .something; " terrifying" in  the noises, the deafening turmoil, the  vast bewildering" confuslcn of that  ;Yitfantie. modern I3al>el on the shores  fa 'Lake Michigan. She was glpd to  -have a safe refuge, even though it  A������eie ever so poor a one. from which  ?he might contemplate and familiarize  "hc-ir,clf with its hugeness, its blackness, its labyrinthine complication of  its interests, its imposing, distracting,  ������������������alarming-- metropolitan   aspect.  vague re-  following  from rude  shrinking  CHAPTEft XXI.  "Ilattic Halloran, having oi������tained a  -leave of absence from her office on a  fictitious plea, bethought herself of a  -colleague uf hers, a Norwegian typewriter, who was employed in uhe office  of a Scandinavian lawyer. This girl,  .Annie Halvorson by name, was extremely pretty, and Hait",io sagely concluded from her general* knowledge of  the masculine gender tlia-t a pretty girl  would be more likely to enjoy the acquaintance "of the elusive artist than a  homely one. Moreover. T-laUif had a  vague rer-ollootii n that Annie had told  her or" some d '.t orate ntfnir shi- had  had with an arcisl. and it now uccuijivj  to lier that the artist might be Ohif  1'run. Tne number oT Kc-.i'-i'liuavinn  artists in C'hiuayo could not !>������������������ very  great, and any sort of a cine would be  sure to lead sooner or later t" the one  she was in sec.ivlr of. I'y a happy accident' the lawyer was in court when  y,\Mi called, and tin; two girls s:U down  i-.nd chatted to their hearts' con-tent. ������:-  (hanging botli real 'tnd mendacious  confidences, ],ut sn -enviously mixed  -."first they could not be'separati.d. Hal-  tie artfully led the conversation to artists, with whos? ways she professed an  i'utbuaitc; fair, iliarity, and was; fairiy  iVsl.jw -with delight v.-hen hot" .friend  waived "straight into her trap and inc-i-  ���������dentally nv.M-itir.ned a young artist, with  whom .she declared she had .had a  "most tremYndous tlirtat'i.in."  "Was his name Krun. Ola f 15 run ?"  Hattie asked, in her glib, thoughtless  way.  " Why. how do you know V He surely  hasn't been making love to you ?" cried  Annie Halvorson, in alarm.  " No, not a bit of it.    But perhaps it's  ���������rot the same man'we are talking about.  'The one 1 mean lives in Division street,  No. ���������."  Hattie mantionod Brim's last address.  which she had obtained from Hulda.  " Yes, exactly,-' cried Annie, guilelessly. "It's the very same one, but he  doesn't live there any more. He lives  in Halstead street now, No.  -."  " Halstead strset. '. Ye don't say so ?  Why, that isn't a very stylish neighbourhood."  " No. He's down on his luck. They  ���������fay he skipped from' his last boarding-  place. His family at home are very  high nobs, but they've gone back on  him. He has had two positions, but he  lost them both because he couldn't get  up early enough in the morning"."  "Well. I declare. 1 hat's ��������� rather  rough.'ain't it ? But I must be going.  I can't be sitting here gossipping all  the morning. Oood-by������\ Come and see  me soon. I've got such a lovely roommate.    Ye'll like her awfully."  They shook hands and kissed each  other with the beautiful sham cordiality of girls "who care nothing" for each  cviher. Hattie felt, however, that kind  of supercilious kindness for . Annie  which*\ve are apt to feel toward a person whom we have outwitted. She was  terribly 'light, this pretty blonde lassie.  and Hattie, who was neither light nor  pretty, scarcely knew which of these attributes she envied the more, r  She reached the designated address in  Halstead street in less than half an  hour, and having ascertained beyond  peradventure that it was trurrect'. returned home to apprise Hulda of her  discovery. The latter rose expectantly  as she saw her enter, and gave a little  gasp,  but no sound was audible.  " I have found him," cried Hattie,  triumphantly.  Hulda  pressed her hand agilnst her  heart.     She   did   not   trust    herself to  speak.'but walked with subdued agitation across the floor, and stood for   a  while with her'forehead pressed against  the   window.    Then,  having   .mastered  her emotion,   she  put on  her hat  and  cloak,   and   beckoned  Hattie   to follow  her.   The rain had now ceased, but the  .sky overhead  was like a leaden roof,  which shut down upen the city, keeping  all its smoke and exhalacions imprison-  ' ed.    The  tone  of the atmosphere was  greyish brown,  and so dense that.you  could not S(a to the end of a block. But  -though not in a common sense pretty,  the scene of the great populous streets  was  gloomily  picturesque.    The  colossal   ten   and, - twenty-storey    buildings  lcoihing- out of the fog" and losing themselves   above  in    misty   indistinctness,  the huge trucks, - laden  with  merchandise, and the endless succession of cable  ear trains shooting hither and thither,  sounding their    monotonous    alarm in  the, twilight,   combined  into  a picture  the  dusky conglomerate  immensity of  which  was    tremendously    Impresslvw.  Hulda.,clutching- her companion's arm,  looked about at  the swarming crowds  hurrying along  ttie  muddy  sidewalks,  and    she    marvelled-   how    she    could  have   found,  her   way   here yesteiday  without     guidance.  -   She      wondered,  too.    at  the  extraordinary    ease    Avith  which Hattie moved throug'h-the multitude, gliding along like a fish through  water,   without   jostlings   or   collisions.  Quite content to entrust herself to the  leadership of this metropolitan character, she trudged along for a couple of  blocks, oppressed with a hopeless sense  of   alienism, whrch     she   fancied     she  'would never be able to conquer.    Presently she found herself In a street car,  and heard Hattie talking to her with  huslied\exc.Uement,  telling  her,of  the  stratagem   by   which   she  had   outwitted the pretty typewritten    It did -not  occur to her that there- was anything  wounding to Olaf Brun's fiancee In this  story,  and as Hulda  only sat looking  at her with an enigma bical white smile,  showing no sign of offence, Hattie per-  severed to the bitter end.   She had expected a little praise for her' Ingenuity,  and thanks for her devotion, but having,   waiied   for aftvhile ���������   in .vain   was  forced   to, the   conclusion   that   Hulda  had scarcely heard a word of what she  had  been saying.    Hulda's  heart  was  full to  overflowing,  and strange  little  anxious   thrills,   joyously   doleful   and  dolefully joyous, kept rippling- through  hen excluding all other sensations,   bhe  had   room  for  but  one      thought���������the  thought  of  him ��������� whom  she  loved,   for  wfcose   sake   she   had   left   home   and  kindred,  whom  she was     now  to  see  again. .She had expected to experience  a pure  and  lofty ecstasy in  the  mere  consciousness  of being near him,  and  glad she was indeed,  hut yet strangely  troubled  by'forebodings  which ' she  could not dismiss. ���������.,,,,    ,-���������  It was about half past 11 o clock in  the morning Whan they stopped in  front of a brown-painted frame house  which turned its gable to the street. A  heap of ashes and garbage lay m front  of it,' and a frightfully malodorous alley separated it from the two adjoining buildings. A slatternly maid with  a smudged face opened the door tor  them, and after a brief colloquy with  Hattie wa~s induced to indicate the location of Mr. Brun's room. The stairs and  the floor of the hall were covered witn  a square-patternd oil-cloth, in which  holes were worn in sundry places, and  in the corner behind the street door a  pile of sweepings was lying undisturbed, it being evidently the custom of the  house not to remove it as long as it  did not interfere with the opening ol  the door. . ,  " Now," said Hulda. gaming a sudden masterv of herself. "I shall have  to ask you "kindly to wait for me hero,  or. if vou prefer it. you may return to  the office. T shall not need you any  mure- now. You have by en very kind  to   me.   and    1   am   very      grateful   to  vou." . ,    ���������  Hattie met this dcciarntmn with a  blank look of amazement. She had intended to "assist" at the scene of rc-  eonciliatiuii, and to participate as the  benevolent friend of the heroine in the  various chapters oi" the romanee unut  it ended, ar.d" they lived happily ever  afterward." HuUTa's dismissal of her  seemed therefore, to say the least, ungracious. ������ , ,, '  ��������� ���������'But. siirel%v' she ohje-cted. ye  don't intend to have me leave ye here.  I shall sit down on the steps and- wait  for ye." ,���������,.,,.  " Very well. . But I tlvirk you had better not."  A CUKIOUS COUNTRY  Oil.  shucks !    I. guess ye may want  Ye  need-n't hurry  on  my  ac  me  yet.  count." . . . ,   .  Hulda walked up the creaking staircase, and paused outside the door  which the maid had indicated. Her  heart ran riot. Her blood hammered  in her temples. A mist gathered before her eyes, and floated slowly away  a* she g-azed at it. She must be strong  now���������strong, strong. She murmured  the word with a passionate intensify,  and, pulling herself together, resolved,  come what may, not to surrender to  anv weakness.  Srhe knocked at the door, and  her heart in her throat listened for  response. She could hear some one  move about inside in a flurried fash-  stumbling over, a chair, and rais-  closing a Window. She repeated  ar.d after a pause of half  a minute the door was opened from  the inside, and a young man witn.  tousled hair and a handsome but dissipated face confronted her. He wore  a pair of slippers down at the heels,  and his slender figure was wrapped  in a shabby overcoat.  To bt Continued.  with  a  ion,  ing or  her knock,  AN   AMERICAN    TRAVELER'S   EXPERIENCE  IN  MOROCCO.  In Taiisier tlie SlnJes Have the Rife-lit  oi'   Way   In. tlte   Streets���������A   Fearful  '     Panisliineiit    For   TUieves- A   Formidable JVavy of One Ship.  Ambrose H. Millions, a lawyer of Baltimore, made' a trip to Morocco a few  yeai> ago. ' He went with a Scotcli  friend, who "was a great linguist. Leaving Gibraltar, they reached Point Turifa,  and thence Tangier. Mr. Mullens thus  describes his trip:  So shallow' is tho harbor itself that  even from/jur little SO foot side wheeler  we Had to be landed in rowboats. In  this harbor lies the fleet of,tho empire,  consisting of exactly one war steamer of  about 3,000 tons burden. Hying th!e blood  red ensign of Morocco. Twenty years  ago some Scotcli engineers brought her to  anchor in that harbor, and a month later,  not receiving their wages, decamped in a.  body, leaving the steamer behind them.  None of the natives knew anything about  machinery, and in consequence from that  day to this her engines have never moved.  ' Like the capital of our most eastern  possession, Tangier is a, walled city.  The streets are of the most narrow description, averaging ��������� liardly more than'  four feet in .width. No wheel ever turns  in them, and everything is carried either  on the backs of mules or on those of the  people themselves. So cramped are'these  streets that if a mule is coming from tho  opposite direction to that which you are  pursuing the only thing for you to do is  to rjetrace your steps until you come to  a cross street and then to wait 'around  the corner until his muleshipi passes by.  The market'place lies just outside the  walls on the southwest side, and here all  tho jieople. saints, dervishes and others,  daily gather. As you come ashore your  boat passes, through a regular gate, liko  one of those of the Alhninbra; in Spain,  which is tho harbor gate of the city.  Tho day I entered I found.the stout Algerian harbor master sitting on a bench,  smoking a cigarette. In reply ��������� to a respectfully worded inquiry in ' my wery  best French he said: "You're an American,, aren't yon7 "Then, for heaven's  sake, talk English!" And before 1 coiild  recover from my astonishment- he wont  on: "Don't ��������� bother about that luggage  now. Have that porter take it to tho  Oriental hotel-and sit down here aud  smoke a cigarette and liave^ a talk with  me:'"    '���������������������������-. -  .   -  lie turned out to be a pasha who had  been educated at-Eton and Oxford, and  lie, had lived some time in Washington.  He 'called on me, afterward and was .a  very charniing man.  When 1 was in Morocco, the emperor  was a young" boy, only 17 years old, and  the^. groat, man of the place was the sheriff of Wazun. Ho was an immensely rich  man and had built as a fad the Hotel  Oriental, to which my friend, the pasha,  had directed me. U was situated down  on the wall next to tho saluting battery  and was run by a chap named Ansaldo.  whose mother was English and father  Italian. Tho hotel was absolutely fireproof, had billiard rooms and all sorts of  modern conveniences, and a poker game  was run there every night.  The table d'hote dinner at the Oriental  was-a feature. ' All other meals wore  movable feasts. But at 7 o'clock sharp  you must.be on hand for dinner, or you  didh't'get any. The;seat of honor, next  to Ansaldo, went'to tho oldest guest, and  when he or she departed tho next in order moved into the vacant place.  The richest man in the place was a~  Greek named Perdiearis. lie had made  his money in maritime trade. He was an  American citizen by adoption and a graduate of Harvard college in the sixties.  His wife came from Wilmington. Del.  Perdiearis' homo in Morocco was enormous���������almost as big as the Waldorf-Astoria hotel it looms up in my memory.  It had fully a dozen drawing rooms and  must have covered, two or three acres of  ground. The gardens were fully a half  mile square.  Every one in Morocco seems to speak  English, many of the Moors having vheen  educated in England and other European  countries.  The prison of the town  is a curiosity.  It is a kind of tower situated   near tho  citadel, the esplanade of which is higher  than the roof of the prison. ��������� In this is a  >       - '     hole through which,food can be tossed by  the friends or relatives of the prisoners.  These are all thrown in together, and as  there is no public provision for feeding  them you can imagine the scramble.and  lights that ensue for the food thrown in.  Thieving is looked.upon with extreme  disfavor in Morocco, a second offense being punished by inflicting blindness. This  is done by searing the eyeball with the  edge of a redhot sword. -, The thief is  then turned loose to starve or live, ,as  fate shall decree.. If the former, it is regarded as'for tho host, on the theory that  it is bettor to be dead than to������be a thief. ���������;  About tho only good pig sticking to be  found anywhere outside of India is in  Morocco, but the manner of pursuing the  sport differs in the two countries. In  India a long lance, which is held in thet  middle, is used, while in ��������� Morocco they  use a short lance, not more than seven  feet long, which is held by the end. A  leaden weight is placed on this end as a  balance. It is an exceedingly dangerous  form of sport, for if you should happen to  miss a boar he would upset your horse  as like as not, and once upon the ground  you would run ah even chance of being  disemboweled by his tusks."���������-New York  Tribune.  A Move at LmmU  A noted humorist had often petitioned  the council of tho town where he resided  to fill up a mudhole near his house, but  without result.  ���������   One night he heard a spluttering noise  and sundry ejaculations unfit for publication, and, going ,to his door, he found a  ''i respected * member  of the  town ' council  ; floundering about in the mudhole. .  "Good'- evening, sir. I am glad to see  you stirring in this matter at last/' and  so saying be closed the door, and left the  poor councilor to extricate himself as  host he could.���������London Answers.  , "   Kentucky Style.  Kentucky Teacher (of infant geography  class)���������Tommy Blood may tell us what a  st rait" is."  Tommy Blood���������It's jis' th' plain stuff,  ���������thotit nothin in it.���������Ohio State Journal.  , Over four' hundredweight of sealing  wax per month js used by the great seal,  jf which the lord chancellor of England  s the official custodian.  S.iiiii' Indian-tribes in Alaska get even  tvith their mosquito tormentors by eating  THE CYNIC.  Don't work your friends in, the interest  of a stranger.  c   The Lord- loves a cheerful giver,  and  we would, too, if we could find one.  Gossip is conducted on the endless  "chain lines. When it reaches you, break  it. \    .  \ Every one who owns a dog boasts that  his dog knows more than most grown-  persons. (  About the only time the average man  showsi an interest in domestic affairs is  when th* rattrap is to be baited.  This "getting married means that both  are to hereafter raise vegetables and  leave the cultivation of flowers to thos������  who ar������ still single.���������Atchison Glohe.  The SRTKKe Bachelor. '  "I hear there is some talk of employing women as census enumerators,"  said the sweet young thing in her  smoothest tones.  ���������'Good Idea," said the savage bachelor, to her great astonishment.  "Do you really think so?"  "Yes. I do. If there is anything on  earth a' woman Is fit for, It Is the business of finding out about other people's  affairs. Didn't think 1 would agree  with you. did you V" ��������� Indianapolis  Press.  Unbounded   Wealth.  The London capitalist was seated.at  his desk with a number of mechanical  drawings and sheets of paper covered  with figures before him.  "Planning another railway?" asked  the visitor.  "No. Railways seem rather small to  me. I've been reading about the movements of the array in South Africa.  What I'd like to have more than anything else is a ferryboat"lihe'across the  Tugela ri ver."���������Washington Star.  DANGEROUS TO  STOP A COUGH.  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed  and  Turpentine Goes  Deeper and Cures, the Cold���������It.Is Prompt,  and Thorough in Action.  Cough mixtures are almost as numerous as drug stores, and many of them  are decidedly dangerous, being prepared by persons not qualified to prescribe  the proper treatment for disease. True,  they stop the cough. But stopping the  cough is merely removing the warning  which nature gives of the trouble within. And, besides, a cough is stopped  by opiates that deaden the nerves and  ruin the stomach.  In contrast with the numerous mixtures devised to stop a cough, and so  make it more difficult for the system to  throw off the cold.Dr. Chase's Syrup of  iinseed and Turpentine stands as a  scientific preparation, the prescription  of America's Greatest Physician. It  thoroughly cures cold and cough togeth:  er by helping on expectoration,loosening  the tightness in the chest and freeing  the body of the waste matter which  must be discharged, before cure can be  effected.  By stopping this discharge, and making it more difficult to cough, many re  medies drive the disease deeper and the  effort expended in trying to cough  tears the delicate.linings of the throat  and bronchial tubes and sets up congestion of the lungs:  So long as Dr. Chasers Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine is used freely  there is no danger of a" cold developing  into s8rious lung trouble. It heals the  irritated air passages, keep3 the cough  loose and radically cures the cold.  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and  Turpentine is the safeguard against  pneumonia and consumption in scores  of thousands of homes in, the United  States and Canada. It is mother's  favorite remedy for croup,. bronchitis,  whooping cough, asthma, coughs, colds  and throat irritation. 25cents a bottle;  family size, three times as much, 60  cents; at all dealers, or Edmanson,  Bates & Co., Toronto.  Cold in the head and catarrh are  promptly and thoroughly cured by Dr.  Chases' Catarrh Cure. 25 cents a box,  blower free.  WEAK, FAINT FEELINGS.  Serious Conditions that Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills can  Readily Cure.  ' One of the indications of serious heart  troublo is the sensation of weakness or  faintness that comes on at times.  Sometimes it is simply a dizzy feeling  that passes off, or it maybe a state,of un-  iousciousness  with hands and feet cold  and countenance  ghastly pale.  These- symptoms indicate a  weakened heart.  They are unmistakable evidences  of the engine of  life breaking  down.  Now there'i  only one reliable  remedy for restoring strength, and vitality  fco weakened hearts and relieving all th������  distressing symptoms." It is Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  The case of Mrs. A. Stratton, Frederic-  ton, N.B., amply proves this. Here is  her statement:  "I suffered rery much from' an "impoverished condition of the blood, coupled.  with extreme nervousness. A dizzy sensation on arising quickly or coming down  stairs, often troubled ine, and my breath  was so short that I'could not walk,-up  stairs. The least exertion caused my  heart to flutter and palpitate violently,  and I sometimes felt a smothering sen-  sation.on- going to'sleep.^ .���������  I doctored back and forth for my weakness, but I got no relief from any medicine  until I tried Milburn's Heart and Nqrve  Pills, and I can say that they helped m������  wonderfully. Sometimes my face and  arms would -swell and puff,, but,all these  troubles spoodily.yielded to the restoring  influence' - Milburn's Heart andv Nerve  Pills, as ' * '<i now strong and'woll. ,'I  lid not i <'m long until I regained the  blessing o., faithful, refreshing sleep and  :t will always bw* ��������� plsasure to me to  reonniniftiid them to others."   .   * .  '   No Two Tliaiuba Alike.   .  It is not alouo on questions" of hand-  "Writing that handwriting experts are  called upon,to testify. Thumb impressions, around which Mark'Twain-in  ,'Tuddin'hcad Wilson" built/his ingenious story, have sometimes formed  the basis of very convincing testimony.  Conan; Doyle?said Tthat-Carvalho's deductions in the case of the robbery of  $25,000 from a package of the American-0 Express company," for uicety of  reasoning and extraordinary coincidence, eclipsed anything any one ever  dared put into fiction.  In,lS04 Asa GuyGiiruey was tried  oh the charge of stealing:! large sum  of money from the express company.'  It was proved that Guruey had-opened  the safe where the package had been  placed, taken it outVnd deposited It In  another, safe. , It was found that a  large sum was missing.  The evidence was purely circumstantial. The envelope containing the money bore upon it, however, a thumb Impression. Mr. Carvalho testified that  the impression on the "envelope and  several impressions of Gurney's  thumb corresponded exactly and contended that ttfete'were no two thumbs  in the world alike. But such evidence  was too subtle for the rural jury which  tried the case, and the prisoner was  aciiuttted.  It is to be recorded as a tribute to  tlu������ 'jH-curacy of Carvalho's testimony  that Gurney soon after confessed.���������  Chambers* Journal.  ' Dear Sirs,���������I have been a" great  sufferer from rheumatism, and lately  have been confined to my bed. Seeing  yonrMINARD'S LINIMENT advertised, I tried it and got immediate relief. I ascribe iny restoration to health  to the'wondeiful power of your medicine.  Burin, Nfld. LEWIS S. BUTLER.  Jerrold'������   VVU.  The. English, have- been accused for  so'long of dullness in their iiumor rhat  several stories related of the'eminent'.'  wit Douglas .ferrokl may uot be cVut  of place as showing that the charge-js  sometimes untrue. It appears that at  a diuuer oue gentleman who had boon  eating a dish of sheep's head with  groat gusto exclaimed as he laid down  his knife and fork, "Sheep's head forever, say I!" "There's egotism," said  J-erroid.  .Sometimes, through a joke. Jerrold  convoyed good advice or a word of  warning. He was enjoying a drive one  day with a jovial spendthrift behind a  pair of."grays. "Well, what do you  think of my graysV" asked his impecunious friend.'���������-'���������'To tell you the truth,"  replied Jerrold, "I was thinking more  of your duns."  Quick at a. Hint;  Mr. Slyman, the bookkeeper, received a present of $10 from his employer.  He expected more and was greatly disappointed. He dropped tbe money on  the floor in the presence of his employer, as if accidentally, and stooped to  pick it up.  "Did you find it all?" asked hia employer after a few minutes.  "*No; 1 found only $10!"���������Fliegende  Blatter. '  MARC'S LKIHM is used Uy Physician, if if  THREE LESSONS.  There are three lessons J would write,  Three words as with :i golden pen,      '_  In tracings of etoinal light  Upon the hearts of men:  Ilave hope!- Though clouds environ round  ,   And Gladness hides her face in~scorn.  Put thou the shadow from thy brow-  No night but has its morn.  Have faith:    Where'er thy bark be driven,  The cairn's disport, the tempest's mirth.  Know this���������God rules the hosts of heaven,  '' The inhabitants of earth.  Have love!   Not love alone for one,  But man as man''thy brother call.  And scatter like tho.circling sun  Thy charities on all. -  Thus grave these words upon thy soul���������  Hope, faith and "love���������and thou sbalt find  Strength when life's surges maddest rolj,  Light when thou else wert blind. ,    ,  ���������Schiller.  <5X*X'jK������X������'>"  AN INTERRUPTED  <<������OV.Xi'i<  ELOPEMENT.   ���������*<  ,   f     The Bride "Wanted a Romance.  X *������%&      She F?und a Romance, but  ,,?,, S^^l^^ Not the-Kind-of One  '-''-" |><^><f>������p<?><3> She Looked For.  A   young   woman   came   very   quietly  , ��������� ���������       from the side door of the handsome house  ,        and stepped softly down the stone walk  t - -and   through   the   gateway.     It   was 'a  1  cloudy evening, and her movements were  hidden by the 'shadows.    She walked to  ' ,the nearest street corner,*and- was >imme-  ,   '       diateiy  joined   by   a   youug  man   whose  '- arm she took as.they' passed along.  "   '  '   - ."l}id  I  keep you  waiting'long, Fred?"  "':       she asked.    "It-secme'd quite impossible  V. * ��������� vjjto.get away without being-observed."   /"  ..'.; ^-v "l^'No," said the" young man; "the wait-  , '*;.'"' \.Atig was "nothing."- But ,why is it necessary that you should resort to all this"������������������  he, was   going   to   say   "nonsense,"- but  ',."- - s wisely 'checked .himself���������"this mystery."  ',   j\:'l.'"It,'is necessary, 11 'tell','you.  Fred.    I  \Vf*'f' can't receive you, n't home, and there is  ,V'.V. J*no'otbei\ way.'. -I" have, told .you  many  ���������"'times,'that  my, father; would  never con-  '-   sent to'give" you my hand."   Tt might be  different if mother were alive, but now it'  ������l is more; than'likely that father would for-  . bid you,the house."  .".That  isn't' possible,"  said  the young  man;   "1 am theson-of his oldest friend.-  ; He' has ever professed a regard for me.  ���������       Surely  there  is, nothing  in  my  conduct  that could prejudice.hiin.    I am poor, but  ���������    ��������� ;'   my  prospects are' excellent, and"���������  .'   "I   tell you.  Fred,  he  intends, me for  higher game.    No struggling architect is  _}"       ... good.enough  for ;his daughter.'    But he  ��������� shall not tear us apart."    ^ -  , j"Of:course;*rnot,"   said   Fred-, hastily.  "But, really, Elsie, I don't like this sort  of thing.   - It seems"���������'    '  /���������   She. drew her hand from his arm.  v "Don't like it?" she echoed.  - VOf-'course'1 like it," he .quickly assert-"  ed.   "At'least I like you. which is a great  ���������deal more to the point."  The girl took his arm again.  "Let me tell you, Fred, dear." she softly said,  "that if it, wasn't for this very  eort 'of thing, this secrecy, the opposition  of    my   father,  the    romance   of  -it   all,  very likely I shouldn't love you half as  much.    The more papa slights you  the  more determined I am to be yours.  Funny, isn't it?"  "Delightfully  funny,"  said  the young  rman, and then they switched away from  the subject and pursued their secret half  hour stroll.  When they returned to the handsome  home, the young woman, after a tender  though brief parting with the young man,  re-entered the side door with a most elaborate effort to be both cautious and noiseless.  The  young  man 'walked  away  softly  .-chuckling.'  i' '.' "This does seem like such a sentimental  farce," he murmured,, "and yet I must  ���������play my part through to the drop of the  curtain. I can't imperil my happiness  now after waiting for it since boyhood.  I think she loved me all the time, but it  has- taken a very ingenious scheme to  bring her to a realizing sense of my attractions and general worthiness. Dear  little bundle of romance! Well, I mustn't  forget to take precious good care that  some romance is introduced and retained  in our married life."  The secret meetings were continued,  and Elsie assured her lover that the opposition of her father to.him was becoming more and more markedJ  "Why, Fred." . sh'o cried one evening,  ���������"ph.pa said he believed you were a mercenary youth and that y'o.u' bad a deceitful face. -Why. I felt like rising right up  and defending you before all the world  and then telling papa that though he  threw me into prison I- would never,  never, never wed anyone but you! But I  didn't."  "That was wise." said Fred.   "It isn't  quite time for that."  There was a moment's silence.  "I tell you what it is, Fred." said the  young girl, with a  little catching in her  throat, "the only thing for us to do is to  elope."  Fred was not startled.  "It's the  very   thing  I   was  about  to  suggest," he quickly said.    "What night  do you prefer?"  "You dear boy!" cried Elsie, affectionately  patting his arm.    "There  is some  'romance in you after all."  "Thank     you," .   said   Fred     stolidly.  "What night?"  "I want to wear my lovely new traveling suit," said Elsie, "and it will not" be  finished   until   Thursday.     Then   I   must  go down to the Friday bargain sales and  get a few things that I need."  "Not a rope ladder?" laughed Fred.  "No," said Elsie, with an echoing gurgle.    "Fancy a bargain sale with an advertisement  something  like this:  'A  full  and choice line of rope ladders for elopement uses.   Come early, before the stock  is   picked   over.    Only  one  rope  ladder  will   be sold to each  customer.'    How's  that?"  "Very amusing," said the young man-  "But vou  haven't decided on the eventful day."-  "Well, suppose we say a week from  next Thursday."  "That suits ' me," replied the young  man.   "What are your,plans?"  "I have them laid out." replied the  young girl eagerly. "My new street suit  will be finished Wednesday. It's tbe  loveliest thing you ever laid eyes on.  Mine. Summerson never,gave me such a  fit before.'" .  "I'm afraid we'll soon have to-give up  Mme. Summerson," said -the young man  gravely.  . "Do you really think so. dear?"  "Yes. love.. ^Marrying a''poor but honest young architect ia a pretty sure ri'rw  tor the fits you mention. Of course w������  can't count for certain on your father's  forgiveness."  "Oh, yes, we1 can! He'U welcome ue  back with,open arms." '  "I'm pretty sure ,we won't deserve it.  But go on." '<���������  "Well, I'll put on my new dress and go  over to Maine .Holliday's in the afternoon. I'll manage to smuggle over a lot  of things in a paper parcel, and you must  come up with a new traveling bag, and  we'll pack them' all in that. Then you  can order the carriage to call for us at 7  o'clock, and'we'll take the train over to  Craigsville .and be married there."  ��������� "And you prefer this way to being married comfortably n^home?"  "Don't talk, nonsense, dear. You know  I couldn't be married - comfortably al  home, at,least not to you���������unless you disguised yourself (aud married me undei  an assumed name. ' Wouldn't that be romantic?", ' , ' '  "One romance at a time, .dear."  The days passed rapidly,, especially tin  everto be remembered Thursday.  It was* not, a pleasant day. The sky  was' o'ercast and' late in the afternoon  a dreary drizzle set in. It was anything  but. an auspicious bride's day.'  Fred came over early with the^ new  traveling bag. which was speedily packed  under; the friendly direction of Miss Hoi-  .liday. who was an expert in thtvpacking  line, as well,as a very discreet and'close  mouthed person- who was generally understood to have been in .love"?and disappointed.  Promptly at 7 o'clock the carriage arrived,   and  after a   fervent  exchange  ol  kisses  the   would   bo   bride   broke  away  ' from n Miss , Holliday   and   was   tenderly  handed ,into  the -carriage  by   Fred,  and  they were soon on their way to'the rail-  .way   station.     When   they   reached   the  platform. Fred got out to see if the coast  ' was  clear.'    He  came, back  almost  immediately.  "We can't stop here, dear," he whispered.    "There, is a-detective on the platform.    I wonder if your father suspicion-  edcyour purpose?" '  "Well, 'what are we to do?"  "Drive over   to   the  up  town  station.  The train, isn't due.,for.15 minutes'yet,  'and it stops here ten minutes ���������longer."  -    So they drove over to-th'c'"up town sta-  ,- lion and again Fred" alighted.    He cam'e  back in-a-half hysteVicai"way.,     '.������������������  .   "There's another, detective  waiting on  the platform." - r.  "Well, what of it?"  "Nothing, save, that we can't leave  town bj\ rail for Craigsville until tomorrow morning." - ' .  "Then what wills we .do ?fi I left them a  note, you know, and of course I can't go  back."                         ..  Elsie's robe of romance was fraying a  little at the edges. She looked out of the  carriage window at the damp and chilly  night and shuddered.  "I know of an eminently respectable  home where you can, remain tonight."  said Fred, "and I will,go to a hotel."  "Take me to the house, Fred."  The young man gave the driver the  name of the street and the number in a  low tone and then rejoined Elsie on the  rear seat of the closed carriage.  It seemed like a long and confused  drive. The night was very dark and the  rain fell steadily. Elsie leaned back in  the carriage and answered Fred's remarks ' in monosyllables.������- The������flower of  romance was drooping sadly amid these  discouraging surroundings. ,,  "Fred," she suddenly said, "I'm afraid'  it wasn't right to treat papa in this way."  "It's a little late to look at it in that  light now," said Fred.  Then the carriage stopped.  "Wrap your   veil  closely  around your  face and take my arm," said Fred, as she  followed him from the carriage.  They hurried up the stops, the door  was opened for them, they stepped into  the brilliantly lighted hall, and there,  holding out both hands, was Elsie's' father!  "My dear children." he cried, "you are  just:in time!" And he clasped Fred's  hand and kissed Elsie. ��������� ...  .Before she could ask what it all meant?  her wraps were whisked away by a  maid and she was led into the parlor.  She noticed in a bewildered way that  there were many flowers about the handsome room, and that it looked unusually  me.  "We, only plotted to let you have your  own way," said Fred. "You surely can't  object to that."  "There, there!" cried the old man. "Bygones are bygones. This is certainly better than being married in the stuffy front  room of some country parson's home,  with your deserted daddy worrying about  you 50 miles away. Now you'll stay here  tonight and in the. morning starts on the  little wedding journey that Fred and I  have planned for,you. It is to last font  weeks and to take in" all the big eastern  cities, and I don't believe you will lose  anything, my love, in choosing my toui  in preference to the-one over-the romance,  route. In this envelope, Fred, are all  the necessary documents, and here, dear,  is a gift from your happy old dad which  may add a little spice to the parental  blessing." And he handed her a slip ol  paper.  Her eyes grew large at sight of tbe figures on the check, but before she could  express her. gratitude he hastily interrupted her.  "Yes. yes," he said: "it's all right, my  dear. I fully understand what you wanl  to say. But come, there's an appetizing  little supper awaiting .us in the dining  room, and I am", getting anxious to offei  ,a toast to the .blushing bride and anotbci  to���������to romance!    Come, my children." v  And he led the way.���������Cleveland Plain  Dealer.  They Were Poorly Kniscd.  In tbe train sat a queer old Quakeress. She wore a silver gray dress, snowy,  collar and such a sweet gray hat. She  was a big, handsome woman, and her  large. Madonna face beamed with benevolence'and love., A ruby or a diamond ornament would'have marred her  beauty. y Two smart commercial travelers stepped into" the same carriage with  the old lady/' After they had discussed  the spirit and tobacco .trade awhile  they looked around at the Quakeress,  Then-they looked at each other, smiled,  and one remarked , in an undertone,  "Billy, I guess, the old lady is inflated  "with Quaker yeast."  Withoutt!ifting her eyes the old lady  remarked, so low ' that the passengers  could not hear it. "If thy father and  mother had consumed more sweet  Quaker yeast and less bad beer and tobacco, thee.,would have been better  raised and better bred." Then it was  so still that 'you could hear the engine  pump.���������Christian Advocate.  Fool the Bees nild  the People.  "People buy comb honey," said a  man from ,the country, "believing that  the fact that it is sealed by the honest  little bee precludes the possibility of  fraud, r The fact is that the boes of  many professional 'honey' raisers do  nothing the livelong summer but pack  glucose into their hives from an open  barrel1 that is left standing close by.  The bee will not search fragrant flowers the livelong day for 'a trifling  amount of pure honey when he can get  glucose. The honey 'men see that there  is plenty of glucose handy, and instead  of one pound of pdre honey they aid  the bees in putting teu pounds of glucose on the market. ,  , "Human iogenuity has not devised a  way for making andrsealing the honeycomb, or the bee would be dispensed  with altogether. In handling the glucose the bees give it a honeyish flavor,  and if you complain to ������ the bee man  that it is not as sweet and sticky as it  should be he will tell you that it is the  early crop aud that the heavy rains  make it thin.  ��������� "I know a' man who keeps 50 hives  of bees on the roof of his' store in rthe  city, and by hustling up plenty of glucose he gets enough 'honey' out of the  buzzing slaves to do a wholesale business in honey. Why, his bees never  saw a flower and would shy at a honeysuckle if they happened to come near  one. ��������� He will not even let the poor  things have a recess to get a drink of  water, but keeps a pan of fresh water  near the hives for them to drink."���������  New York Mail and Express.  A Lie Nailed.  The Dog���������You've, got to have a pull  to get along nowadays.  The Horse���������^Nonsense 1 I've had one  all my life, and it hasn't done me any  good.���������Kansas City Independent.  CHEAP GAS PROCESS.  in    All  l'arts  Boin^' Steadily  Iiitriiiliirerf  r of Kuro';:i'.  Within two years a:'ncw water gas  process has been established in thirty  places' in Germany, .which produce  ���������10,000,000 cubit feeet of gas per day.  It is used in all the largest iron and  steel works and threatens to supplant  other sources of power. For welding, brazing and soldering, it is particularly valuable, because the process of its manufacture allows the  heat to be much more concentrated  and the heating value per volume is  1\'n to 3 times higher than produce  gas. This new process offers advantages which its users say ' cannot, be  equalled by any other kind of fuel  One pound of carbon makes JO cubic  feet of gas,which is more than double,  the efficiency of other methods. Plants  on this system are being" established  all over Germany and before long will  have to be found in all countries that  will hold their own in the world's  trade.  An Immortal Oration.'.  The funeral oration of Pericles Is  pretty nearly what; was actually spoken, or else it is the substance of the  speech written out in the historian's  own words, says James Ford Rhodes  in The Atlantic. Its intensity of feeling and the fitting of it so well into the-  situation indicate it?to be a living contemporaneous .document, and at the  same time it has that universal application which we - note in ' so many  speeches of Shakespeare.  A fCAv years after our civil >var a  lawyer In (a city of the middle west  who bad been selected to deliver.the  Memorial day oration came to a friend  of his in despair because he could write  nothing but thjp commonplaces, about  those who had died for the Union and  for the freedom of. a race which had  been uttered many times before, and  he asked for advice. \  *  "Take tho funeral oration of Pericles  for a model," was the reply. "Use his  words- where they will fit and dress up  ,the rest to suit our day." ' ,^ -    -  The orator was surprised to find how  . much of the. oration could be used bodily and  bow-much,   with  adaptation,  was germane to bis subject.  A Forgotten Connternism.  "War with raw recruits,in the.beginning" is apt to lead to many amusing  experiences," said the old army officer  who saw service in Cuba. "Now, you'  couldn't ask for better soldiers than we  had in Cuba, but a large number of  them were new,to the business and bad  much to learn, and, much to their cred-.  it. it can be said that they soon learned  it. .   ,    . - ,  "1 had occasion to leave our lines oue  night soon after we* arrived in Cuba,  and upon my return it suddenly struck  me that 1 bad forgotten,the countersign. I puzxlt/d over it for-some'time,  but for the life of me I couldn't recall  the word that had been given but.  While 1 was thinking it over I heard  the command:  " 'Halt!   Who comes there?'  " 'Friend,' I answered, thinking that  the countersign would come to- me in a  moment.        <  " 'Advance, friend, and'give the countersign,' said the sentry.  "As the countersign had slipped from  me completely 1 walked up to him and  said sharply: ��������� r ,-,  '   *' 'Call the corporal of the guard!'  " 'Gosh,'   answered   tho   sentry. . 'I  , knew it was. something like that, but'  I'm   domed   if I   hadn't  forgotten   itJ'  Mosey on!' ������  "1 'mosiod.' but I took the trouble to  , look,'up tbe corporal of the guard and  have  him  give the sentry further., instructions, regarding  the  duties of  a  sentry."���������Detroit'Free Press.  attractive. (Then she found herself standing, still by the side of Fred, before a  kindly faced man. who, almost before she  realized what was happening, had pronounced them man and wife. .  Fred kissed her. and her father kissed  her, but she said never a word. .:'"  And when the kindly faced man. pleading another engagement, had hurried  away, her father came and sat by .her  side and said:  "Well, my dear child, this was romantic enough, wasn't it?"  ��������� The tears welled up in Elsie's eyes, and  she cried:  "Father, I have been very undutiful."  The old man took her in his arms.  "Here, here!" he cried.   "This'will never do.    Tears" on your wedding day!    Fie,  fie!      Everything's    all    right    now,  my  dear.    Here you are With a doting fathei  and   the best young husband  in  all the  land."  "But I thought you were so opposed to  him?"  "Never.     He's  the  young man  of all  others  whom   I   should   have  picked  for  3'ou.   This isn't news for Fred."  Elsie looked at her smiling husband.  "I  think you two plotters." she slowly  said-,   "have made a  ridiculous goose oi  A are of Kritixli  xilflierx.  The average age of the British soldier now at the front is nearly two  years higher than that of the soldier who fought at Waterloo.  How r������������ Tf������l  Wh������.������c   ('lour.  The genuineness of entire wheat  flour may he tested by-, chewing a  small quantity for a few moments.  Raw flour made from the'entire grain  has a sweet taste and a rich, nutty  flavor, the .same as that experienced  in chewing a whole grain-of wheat,  and produces a goodly quantity of  insoluble gluten,'while a spurious article tastes flat and insipid, like  starch, or has a bitter taste consequent upon the     presence of    impuri-   m   i  IMPERTINENT   PERSONALS.  Averted the Storm.  A certain congressman went home at  a very early-hour in the morning. He  had made a night pf it with some  friends. He knew 'that his conduct  would be considered reprehensible by  bis better half, and so. as he ascended  the steps of his modest home, he racked his brain for^some'plan to avert the  lady's wrath. As he entered the hall  he saw an umbrella. Instantly-U occurred to him that the umbrella might  be his salvation. *  He carried the umbrella up stairs.  Seating himself on %. chair in tho corner of tho bedroom, ho raised the rain  guard over his head, and thou he  coughed .loudly. His wife awoke and  saw in the dim .gaslight her liege lord  sitting solemnly under the raised umbrella.  "What are you doing?" she asked in  natural surprise. o  "It is 3,o'clock, my dear," said he,  "and I am waiting for the storm."  The congressman's ready wit saved  him from a Caudle lecture. He is worrying now, however, to find an equally  effective act for tbe next time be stays  out late.���������Washington Post.  Chinese Kent her.  The. process;i,by -.which   the'Chinese   -  leather acquires its peculiar."character- ���������-,  istics is described, as,follows':,   ���������      ,'T  The skins are, put into tubs contain'-^  fug water,-saltpeter aud salt and after '^  30 days are taken out, the hair is shay- "'  ed off aud tbe skins  well washed  in  spring water..   Eaclrbide is then cut,up  into   throe   pieces  ifnd  well  steamed/,!  which is done by passing thorn-several   <  times  backward, and   forward over a ;"  ���������steaming oven.   Further.' each piece is ;  stretched   out  separately   over, a :flat-  board and secured with nails, so as.to'  dry  gradually and  thoroughly', in  the/  sun.    The smoke of the, oven  makes  the leather black, aud if it is desired  to have0 it of a yellow appearance it is"  ,  rubbed over with water in1 which the  fruit of, the so called wongcheetiee has  been soaked. '   /-'-", ' ���������>(a,!,  "  Of the offal glue is made by heating  it in pahs for 12 hours over.a slow fire, -;  and the glue.so obtained is pouredjintfov' >  rough   earthen   vessels,-where, it; re-   -  mains three days in order to coagulate.-  Tho solid,.mass is cut'into pieces with., v  sharp knives and carefully laid uppn   ;'  gratinglike trays'to dry; tho time taken.  .:  in.drying .varying from 5 days, .wjth a, ;���������  northwest wind, to 30 or 40 days with  .\  a southwest.���������Boston Transcript.  ,    r(   .  . j, hi,,., i  Count Castcllane is said to have 10.000  pairs of trousers. The countess���������but never mind.���������Boston Herald.  The fact that Senator Cullora has been  in public office for -10 years should be a  great encouragement to homely young  men.���������Kansas City .Journal.  Young Mr. de Bathe has rushed off to  the Transvaal.    Losing a husband in battle   would   be  quite   a   novelty   to   Mrs.  ������Langtry.���������Washington Post.  When Missouri's Adonis, the Hon.  Webster Davis, stacks up alongside hairy  old Oom > Paul, there'll be a "living picture" act of "Beauty and the Beast"  ~c:th a trip to South Africa for the seeing.���������St. Louis Republic.  Now that young Mr. Beveridge has  broken the precedent which required senators to observe a modest silence during  their first year at Washington, perhaps  the youthful Dr. Depew may spunk up  courage and make a few remarks.���������Philadelphia Bulletin.  Why should Kaiser Bill worry so much  about getting his legislature to increase  his navy? A kaiser who by his simple  word can make 99 years a century can  surely by tho same method make bis  navy just as big as he chooses.���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  Force of  Habit.  In  1S27, just after  Dan  Dougherty,  the  Irish  pugilist,  fought bis  famous  fight   with 'Jem   Belcher,   the  English  fighter, ota tho curragh of Kildare. near  Dublin." he.'became involved in a controversy with an  unknown.    The latter was not a pugilist, and. not wishing  to take any advantage of his opponent,  Dougherty consented to fight him with  pistols.   The two met by appointment,  but  their, seconds,  unknown  to .them,  extracted   the   balls   from   the... pistols  and substituted blank cartridges.    By  the  terms of the agreement" ifetwron  the   principals   Dougherty's   opponent  was to have the first shot.    The natural instinct prevailed even on the dueling ground, and as the fighter's opponent raised his arm to. lire- Dougherty  elevated bis right arm, as if to ward  off a blow, evidently intending to stop  the bullet from hitting him in the face.  After this who can  say that  fighters  are not dead game men?���������Kansas City  Independent.  Wisdom of the West.  "We find," said the foreriian of the  western jury, "that if, as tho prisoner  says, the shootin was accidental, then  he ought to hang, fer in those gun affairs a man oughter know his own*  mind. It ougbter be shoot to kill or  n*o shoot. A man who has accidents  happen to hira with a gun Is dangerous  to our society an oughter be put out of  the way fer the safety of respectable  folks."���������Philadelphia North American.  The Land of the Guitar. _"'  'In Portugal"'men play'upon the guitar as naturally as Yankees .whistle.  The peasants arc universally given to  tho instrument, chiefly as an ' accompaniment to the voice. In towns aud.  villages tho artisans are often expert  guitar players and walk in groups, to  and from their work, enlivening the  journey with music and song. The  carpenter who comes to your house to  execute a small job brings his guitar  with his tools, and tho blacksmith is a  far bolter performer on the guitar than  tho anvil.  When the Portuguese day laborer or  workman has finished bis long day's,  tori, he does not hie him to a wineshop-  to squander tho.low cents he has oarn-  *ed; ho doeS'not even loan against a.  post and smoke or whittle a 'stiolc  while swapping yarns with his follows.  If'b'e did not bring his guitar with him,  he goes straight homo and gets it. rest*  stud comforts himself with the music-  while supper is being prepared. Afterward he spends the evening singing;  doggerel songs to a strurapiug accompaniment, tilled back in a chair against  his own house or on tho doorstop of a  neighbor.���������Philadelphia Record.  THE JESTER.  The echo, is always polite enough to  return a call.  A slender girl' sometimes gives a  youuar man a plump refusal.  The whistling wind and the whistling woman"We seldom able to stop a  street-car.  J.  D. O'BRIEN.  BROKER  IN  Grrain, Provisions and Stocks  Priva e Wire Connection wi'h'a'l Leadtnr  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought, Sold and  Cirriedm MargnH. 0 r.suoi deuceSolicited.  Private Cypher Coda Furnished upon Application.  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Man.  P. O. DRAWER 1287.  Do Not  PayCash^  PAY SCRIP FOR DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT  If you have payments less than $80 to  make at any Dominion Lands Office send us  the amount, less 20 per cent.t and we will  make the payment and return the Land  Office receipt to you. Write for prices for  large payments.  ALLOWAY &  WINNIPEG 1*1  I  Ml  &���������  '  i���������.  I  I,!   f'V1-  I'. '  I"'  h  p.  11-  THE CUMBERLAND NBWg  ISSUED IS V Kit if    lL-ESUAY  |W. 36. Bnoevson, Boitor.  *3" Advertisers who want their ad  Changed, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Subscribers failing to receive ��������� The  Nkws regularly "will confer a'favor by notify iu   the .office.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  .Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  TUESDAY, MAY 22nd, 1900.  We notice a plank in Mr. Mc-  Phee's platform which is at variance  with the Semlin policy, No ,6.-"To  increase the daily wage of workmen" on all Public Works." One  of the first acts of the Semlin Party upon getting into power was to  lower the road wages from $2.50.>  (Lhe Turner wage) to' $2.00, But  But then, is McPhee a Semlin  man ?'" "Wh'ar is heat?"  o       t  The Free Press  in   speaking   of  the recent early closing  mentioned  .   in this  paper^ charges "the  News  with neglecting   to   state   whethe1'  a  there have previously been a night  and a day. shift in the the Cumberland stores. We must apologize  for this, and humbly ask the F. P.  to deal gently with us in our shortcomings. Besides, newspapers are  notoriously careless. For instance,  we know of a case where a newspaper continually neglects to inform the public which side of politics it stands on.  WAR -��������� NEWS.  , Loi4od, May 19.���������Millions' spent half  ��������� the .flight iu the streets and 5 o'cloek this  morning groups of men were siuging and  cheering. The crowd in front of the Mansion House and Marlborough House was  t.-ern -ndou-, waving flags aud singing ra-,  tioivd hymns. The Lord Mayor waa oc-  O.om anied by tbe Lady Mayoress to ti e  t nut of the Mansion House where an ii -  . me'ise portrait of Baden-Powell waa dip-  played bearing the words "Mafeking R -  lieved ! " .While the crowds were waving  Union Jacks the Lord Mayor addressed the  crowds saying, "I w'sh your cheers could  reach Mafeking." Here his speech was interrupted by cheering and the singing of  "Rule Britannia." The excitement continued all night long. In' fact London  went wild,  Cape Town despatches under to-day's  date says the relief column entered Mafe-  .king unopposed, the siege having . been al-  ���������r&luiy raised. The relief column which left  Kimberley secretly passed the Toungs and  Vryburg Districts without encountering the .  federals' oolutnn. It was 1500 strong under command of Ooion������l B T Mahon.  Krooustadt, May . 19:���������General Hutton  with hia mounted iofantry ;made a straight  dash on Bothavalle aud captured three commandants aud 19 Boers.  Cape Town, May 19.���������The Argus' says  that 80 of Kloff's yatrol were killed and the  Iri*h American brigade was badly cut up at  Mafeking and Kroonstadt.  L.iidiui.   May   19.��������� The   whole   British  A fUHt QRAPC CRCAM OF TARTAR POWOEB  -Highest Honors, World's Fair  Golik Medal, Midwinter Fair  /.Void Iialtinff Powtfei . containing  Jtluiu'i   7 he/ h.iq injurious to U������?������lth  - Eaipire has beeii earned oli ici. lfett oy ue*t  of lelief of Mafeking cables from all paifc  "f the world where floats the U.iion Jack  toll of joy and demonstration. The empiit  is en fete and most of the people in the united'kingdom are taking a holiday to day  X >uJon, May 21.���������Another report ha  been lecdved from Baden Powell dated  13ih, just before relief saying: Before  "Viawn 13th May a stonning part} 250 strorg  parsouatly led by E.tofT rushed the peketb  aid readied , the protectorate comp. A  str.iag musketry demonstration being made  a" che 3ame time along the eastern front of-  oarpositioD, Our western posts closed iu  a d stepped the Boer supports, cutting of!  E'.eofTs retreat while the town defenses  stopped his further advance. His force  got; divided in the darkness. ' Fighting  ���������continued all day. Soon after night fall  one party sun endured and the other was  driven,out under a fire. 10 dead. 19  wouudud of the enemy were left behind  and 108, piisoners were taken including  Eh ff and 9 officers. Seventeen , Frenchmen  and maiiy Germans were among the prisoners. ,Our loss 6 killed and 11 wounded.  London, May 21.���������The Mafeking reliev-  uolumn was a force ander Colonel Mahon  of about 2300 wen. They j >i(>ed Colonel  Plumer's force at Jamaistad and then march  ed into the town. Hunter is pushing up  the railway with shpolies for the Mafeking  garrison. Me.hueu has left Hoopstadt to  co-operate with this force. ,  ��������� Despatch from Kroonstadt says a British  convoy on its way to Liudley was attacked  by the Boers  and  obliged   to   halt.      The  i       '  result of attack not known but   is   evident  the.t the Boer in the rear   of   main   British  ary are alert and aggressive.  *   *   *  POLITICAL NEWS.  , Albernie, May   19.���������James B. Thompson  of this city announces he will be  the   turd  candidate in the field iu   that   district   and  he will enter the race as   a  Liberal-Conser-  NOTICE.  The Peoples' Candidate.  LEvVIS   MOUNCE.  Committee Rooms over Tarbcll's  Store. All supporters are cordially inaited to attend.  1 , OOMMITTFE.  ��������� ^^?2^ggggei3������������������e,??gSge@������feSg  Gent's Furnifhings  Do you want something new and up  to date in ties, shirts, etc..  We have them and can fit you out  swell for the 24th.  Kid Gloves  We carry standard makes; guaranteed  $1 and $1.25 per pair.  See our specials at 75 cts..per pair.  Pictures  Or our Transvaal Heroes for sale. We  have a few of them left. Don't be too  slo'w in securing one of these fine pictures, worth four times what we  ask. for  them.       " ' '    .  Black Satin"  What makes  a   richer   looking  waist  than a nice black-satin?  We received   on   Saturday   a ��������� sample  consignment which we   plac.e on   sale at  75 cts., $f, $1.25 and $1.50 per yd.  Blouses  These are in nnny designs and   colorings, from 50 cts   tor $2 50 each.  Parasols   \ ������\  And umbrellas in black   and   colors of  of sateen, gloria and silk. ' From   $*... to  43-5������    " '     .'-:-'  i.V  - o  ������������������/ ���������')  ffi  SMOKE THE  Miner t  Interio r,     L azet te\  A   Clear,   Long   Havanna   Filler,   Manufactured by the  INLINE CIBABIIB. COMPACT,'Lti  "kamLoops, b.c.  I Nothing    but    Union     Labor   Employed.  PROTECT HO/Ain^USTRy.  FOBSALBBT  G.   Howe,   J.   Humphreys, Union   Bay.   R. J.  "'       Robertson, Wm. Gleason, S.Davis, Mrs. Piket, jjj  ,J. H. Piket, John Tha, Cumberland, B.C.   Wm.  Glennan, Ashman & Co.,  Courtney.    G. G. McDonald, Comox. ^  ������gg������������ss^4gggS3@������@������S ssssS^SSSe^SSSSS^S^SSSSSSSSc  imited  lability  PESJ.TJLBILiISHIEIID  1859.   .DEALERS IN .������������������  Hardware,     Tools,    Wagons,     Carriages,  Farm Implements and Machinery.  liners' Tools and Gamp Outfits a Specialty, |  -������������������- ^ j������  t ��������� Massey-Harris $ Ivanhoe   Bicycles. |  \  VICTORIA.    VANCOUVER.    KAMLOOPS. |  . Children's Pinafores  In white and colored   muslins       It   is  often a'feat convenience to   be   able to  Boy's Suits '���������       . ^  We have just opened a ca������;e  .of   boy's;  clothing, consisting of Fountlcroy suits of  first ci.iss materials, beautifully  trimmed    r get thei>e goods ready to wear,  an'l  of bc.-t ^workmanship,   ranging   in  "price from $2 to $5,50.-. -.    ' ���������   ;  Boy's Navy   Klue    Suits, small   sizes,  $1.50. t  Youth's Suits from $3 to'$5.50.  &  Wash Goods ^  We liave much pie .sure in inviting inspect ii n of   these  goods.    We   h;ive  a  You will rind them'here.  '   NEW  VEILING  JUST   TO  HAND.  :IUlft<3  splendid assortment of white and colored  piques'^ fine muslins, dimities and white  muslins. '      .  White Sheeting  Those mill remnants of white sheetings  and pillow muslins are going rapidly.  You can   save   20   per   cent,   on  these  , goods. . ���������    .       ,    '   ',.  Remnants of Ribbon  500 remnants of ribbon,   5c, 10c, 150  Aprons.. ?l  White   and .colored   aprons,   '25  cts.,'  50 c'tsM and'75 cts. ' ' '-  ���������^ ��������������������������� J  Whitewear  ��������� Ladies* white underskirts from. 75  cts. ,'  up.    Ladies'   chemises,   drawers',   white       ������������  combinations in a v.iriety of styles and at','   -"  Popular prices.- ���������- '/  Ladies'Wrappers  '$1.00'and $1.50.',     . ..   -  A Snap in Millinery  One dozen trimmed , hats- on   sale  at  $2.      _ - _ ���������   ���������  Children's trimmed h.its from $1.50 up.  ON: & CO., ct!M^LAND  Waller ������ Part  WE  BUY IN THE BEST MARKET.  WE SELL ON A CASH BASIS.  We have just received a lot of sample goods which we are  offering at a reductionof 25 cents on the dollar.  10 dozen Ladies' Gloves. 20 dozen Ladies' Cashmere, Lisle and Silk  Ho?e. 100 Ladies' Belts. 8 dozen Gents' Underwear. 2 dozen Gents'  Belts. Gents' Felt and Straw Hat?. A full line of Groceries Flour  $1.10 per sack  WALLER    &    PARTRIDGE.  COLUMBIA     \ND  HARTFORD  AND ALL KINDS OF SFOTfTING GOODS  cyclEs  M  -J  Tisdalis Gun Store,   Vancouver, B. G  Goltinjbia Flo*"*11^ Mills Go-  EN DERBY, B. G.  Hungarian, Three Star ^tl,   Strong Bakers' sTr Superfine ������::. fheatlets  R. 'Pi RITHET &. GO., Limited.  AGENTS,    -   "���������'��������� -   VICTORIA.  f]  10-10's  Per Gunnie.  M

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