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Array V  &t*^  qnNa^r  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,    B.    C. SATURDAY   MAY 27th,    sSoq  List of Prize FIGHTING IN  T  of those Excellent  TZMAN  PIANOS  Including,pne of their Magnificent  iiiners  on Wednesday May 24th.  ARE     ON      EXHIBITION      AND     FOR     SALE      AT  M.W.^aitt&(Jo7s  60 GoVeipi(iq*ei|t' St-> Victoria.   : :,...: : : ���������.  '  I  0tf  Don't fail to'get bur Terms and  Prices hefore selecting  a piano. _'��������� ',:;-_ .'  pbra Go6^3'ppi!qg. Medicine  ' '"-   , Tr^ a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla.  J have a fullstock of all the  Popular Medicines. .... .. .  Finest  'Supplies.  quality  TRY  of      Stationery,  School  ������j%ojJ,..MiiijJB... ^^F  ������acey������  FIDELITY,  Never forsake   a   friend.    When  enemies gather rouncl,when sickness  falls on the heart, when the   world '  is dark and cheerless���������is the   time  -to try true friendship.    They   who  turn from tho scene of distress   betray   their   hypocrisy,  and   prove  ���������that interest only moves thfrn.     If  you have a friend who lovos you���������  who has studied your interest   and  happiness, be sure to  sustain   him.  in adversity.    Let   him   foel   that  his former kindness is  appreciated,  and thatrhis love"was  not   thrown  away.    Real fidelity ma}'  be  rare,  but it exists  in   tbe   heart..  They  only deny  its   worth   and .���������power  who have never loved a   friend, 'or'  labored to make one  happy.     The  good, and ihe kind, the aff'.jctiouate  and the virtuous, see and   feel   the  heayenly principle.  TK33 SAYINGS BANZS  ��������� The savings banks   returns show  an excess of.   withdrawals   for   ihe  last month,   and   the   Vane >uver  World��������� seeks tt> dull    any political j  point   there may be in this-by   attributing it to the opportunities   of  investment due to prosperity under J  the Liberal regime.    It   is   always j  unwise...to   attempt   to   generalize j  from insufficient   data.     The   fact  that money is going   rapidly   into  savings banks may prove -that   the  people are prosperous   or   it   may  show that the'opportunity for using it to better, advantage  are -few.  try   as   with   an   individual,   the  amount of cash 1^'ing to his credit  in a bank may  be  no   test   whatever of the condition of his business  Most of us think it   a   rather   bad  sign when the   banks   have   more  money than   they   can   profitably  use.    It is not the heaping   up   of  capital that makes a country   prosperous, but   its circulation   among  the  people.    Therefore   unless   we  can find out why -so  many   people  ���������are withdrawing their money from  .the sailings banks, any   conclusion  we may reach as to its significance  touching th'e general  prosperity  of  the country must be forced and unsatisfactory,   in   fact   little    more  than a guess.     If   the   withdrawal  continued for any-length ��������� of time to  bo largeIj' in excess of the deposits,  it would be fair to assume   that   it  was due tc the necessities of the  people, just as a long continued  -.surplus of deposits would indicate  an increasing thriftness, But no  conclusion worth drawing can be  'based upon a return for a single  brief period.-���������The Colonist.  Petty Criticisms oi tlie Praacis.Gr.  ���������T>To atmosphere is ho injurious tc-the bearer, and nooe so trying to the preacher, a-i  petty criticiims and malicious interpretation,  People ought to hear m b'large und generous  spirit, remembering that the -preacher i������ a.-  in an of like frailties with themselves, and  i'ememberif:g that ������io man ought; to be judged  Football Match.���������Won by the  side captained by' R. II. Robertson.  Throwing the Hammer..���������H.  Cameron 1st, ;,Geo. McLeod 2d.  Broad "Jump:���������T. White 1st; T.  Hudson 2d. '  Putting the Shot.���������T Hudson  1st; G. McLeod 2d. '  Running Broad Jump.���������T. White  1st; T. Hudson 2d.  Boys' Race (under 16).���������Parkin  1st; Geo. Walker 2d.  Running High Jump.���������W. Pearcy  1st; T. Hudson 2d,  Girls' Race''(under 16).���������M.,  Hayman 1 st; M. Struthers 2d.  Obstacle Race.���������T. Hudson 1st;  W. Pearcy 2d.'...*   '  , Girls'  Race 7(under 12).���������Mc-  Knight 1st; K. Dowdall 2d.  -    Boys' and Girls'Race (under 8).-  ���������J. Brown 1st; M. Dowdall 2d.  Boys' Race (under 12)'.���������Jas.  White 1st; And."- Thomson 2d.  Novice Bicycle Race.���������S.Grieve  1st; Jno. Gibson 2d.  One Hundred iYds. Foot Race.���������  T. Hudson 1st; f, White 2d.  Boys'  Bic,ycl|:  Race.���������L.  Piket  1st; L. Ande'rtori 2d.  ������ Mile Foot, Race.���������T.  White  1st; H: -Walker f 2d. ���������  , ���������--������������������" \ '���������    .  ,,*.��������� OtNE^Mi-iJ&^BicycLE ,7Race ..(. Ama-.  teurO.^Geo.  Gibson 1st; S. Grieve  2d.        '��������� - '     "  Hurdle Race.���������J. Roe 1st; T  White 2d.  Boys' Sack -Race.���������J. Anderson  1st; A. Thomson 2d.  Old Man's Race.���������McLean 1st;  ft. Coe 4d.  Three Mile Lap Bicycle Race.  THE PHILIPPINES.  Liner Ashore,  What They   Each   Said.  -a. Grieve 1st; G. Gibson 2d.  One Mile   Bicycle   Race.���������H  Pearcy 1st; C. McDonald 2d.  Ladies' Race.���������Mrs.R.HlRobert*  son 1st; Mrs. Jno. White 2d. ���������  Girls Bicycle Race.���������B. Vass  1st; E. Vass 2d.  Three Legged Race.���������Pearcey  and McDonald 1st; Hudson and  Pearcey 2d.  Five Mile Bicycle Race (Handicap).���������L. Picket 1st; Geo. Gibson  2d.  Human- Wheelbarrow Race.���������  Pearcey and Pearcy 1st; McDonald  and White  2d.  Vaulting.���������Abe McLaughlin 1st;  T. Hudson 2d.  One-Hundred-and- Fifty    Foot  Race.���������F. Ramsay  1st;  A. Julian  '2d.   . 7  The horse race was won by Mr.  Geo, Rowe's "Irish Girl," with Mr.  T. Reeses's horse a good second.  The Special purse of $23.00 was  Avon by Stewart Torrance's "General,"  The only events that did not  come off was. the. Man's Sack Race,  and the Tug of War.  FROM ALBERNI.  Alberni, May 25th.���������W. 8. Har*  rison, rnanager of Harvey mines on  Granite Creek, came up last evening and reported that at about 70  feet level 120 feet in tunnel the  mother lode was struck showing  about two feet of rick galena. The  claim assays as high as $5,58Q and  on several occasions the assays  have gone from $400 to' $2000.  This is undoubtedly the Klondike  of Vancouver Island.  GOT OFF   THE  . EARTH.  Nanaimo, 25th.���������The Danube  which went ashore' Sunday was  floated yesterday. She was not  damaged and proceeded north.  Quarter-master at the wheel at the  time of the accident said the  trouble was mitigated because of  the high tide which prevented, the  steamer from settling firmly. The  combined efforts of the Tees and  Maude pui^" her off.  FROM  THE.rCAPE. > A '��������� -  " Johannesburg; S.A;,' May 25th.���������I  The VolkeS-raad today depar ed from  the order of the day to discuss Kru-  ger's franchise.    A  resolution was  adopted instructing the government  to  publish the  franchise proposal  and submit it to be read next year.  Kruger denied that he was yielding  to threats and said he wouldl never  agree to   a  general    extension  of  franchises as demanded.  LINER ASHORE.  Falmouth, Eag. May 25.���������Th* Amerietsj  liner Paris, which went   ashore   near 7 here, I  last Tuesday ia still hard and faat. '  AU'ett i  forts to float her so far have been ' witboatj  arail.  j.}  ESCAPED.  Victoria, May ?G.��������� Word baa   bee*'r������������|  ceived that Lieniga, who shot Fred Bmr at  Atlin, escaped from jail on  May  J 2th.. atxj  had not been captured when the   laat  mail  loft there.  WHAT THEY SAID.  Vancourer, May 25.���������A Colonist  pfcoaa*  graph was placed in the Vancouver Cablaet  of the B. O. Government   recently, and wm  taken but this morning.   It registered  tbm  following thrilling conversation takes part  in by the   ministers   mentioned: * Cottsn   i  "I tell you gentlemen the   enforcement  e|  this eight hour law is a rich step   and. ma*������  be followed with bad results.    What do jot}  think Mr. Semlin?"   Semlin���������"I will a**  say anything just now."   Martin���������������������������Yon'rej  too squeemish.   , You   most   not - over'leek'  the fact that just at present "labor , rote /is]  the balance of power iq this ��������� province^- an4  we must cultivate it.     Isnt   that ��������� so ��������� Mr������i>  Semlin?"   Semlin���������"I haven't   given  tba  matter  consideration."    Hume���������Ml^thbia;  with Cotton that' the Government V������X 7f ���������  too far and lose more votes than it will gsl*v<:  I wish Semlin would   say 7 how   it  stetiioaj  him."   Semlin���������"I'm not prepared ' to  saj'1'  anything at present."    Hume���������* 'Fsa^ In .7 s\ 7  position to know that' a  great  number, v ������f /���������  miners would soener work ten' hours; than)^'  have   their  pay  reduced."   MoKookaio-n  I'm for enforcing tbe law   and "don't  oaro'  who knows it or that I speak for labor or^'  ganizations in Nanaimo."   Martin���������MWhat7  is the use wasting time.    We've got tb take  the decision of the unions, no matter whatV[  the opinions of individual miners   may  ba^-;  I wish Semlin would express .himself1, oam\  way or the other."   Semlin-������*"I have notk������7  ing   to   say."   Martin���������"Well   the  eight  hour law goes, and go it does."';  ;.      'j- j}J  . ��������� . -,   thes.oico.," ::W^.77;f  .-   Se������tttle,26.��������� Standard ^JiSco^l  having acquired old Russian 7tetle7-  and mineral land grant   from U.S..  Govt.,to coal lands at Cook's IhlflA^-'  Alaska, are preparing   to  develoir  coal fields of vast extent.   Co-hare.;  deposited $100,000 for development. ,  THE   DSIilWSATOR.  So withdrawals in ex'cei  depos-  I  its may mean, ^h at the   people   aro;  living on their savings or   it   may  only mean a change of investments j  It is much the'same v/ith  a   coun-  excepfc on the length and breadth of fns  teaoiiiny, Is in jjoaaible '.hat one day he amy  bo dull��������� it s matter of the weather; it is  portable auother dny that hs may not !>o  Kveet-tfimperad���������it is a matter of digestion;  the he.fi.rev8 cugh'; tc make great allov/auce's  for one who has to work ?vith the double  instrument of. a ficklci mind and imperfect  body. Hoarern should remsmbar that no  mavi ever cr.n be equal pxcept he travel ou  tin?  plans  of  dreary    common-]>i&ce.���������Ian  rviACLAREN,  The June number is nailed the Early Sumrn-  ve Ntimbar and ooinbiue������ an immence amoa.  nt of authoritative and   applicable advice as  I   ������.o what it; ia newet and moat bciautiful in ihe  j   world, of Wn.shi'.Tt-ini't'-'.Sr-iG] ppeoial illustrat  I i'.-us of Bridal tlo-!iui!;4!.s-v,-;th a profusion o*  f spfv.kii'itr Literary  fo.itures,  Social,  Kouso"  hold a.n('i l.)epar������men.'a! hints and suggestions  ���������and Fancy Work detail.  Committee for Flower Show    are  requested-to meet   at   News   office  2 p.m.to-day.  THE  FIGHT.  Nanaimo, 25th.���������The Fitzsim-  mons-Jefferies fight is to come off  on the night of June 9th instead of  afternoon. The dispatch statiag  that the fight was to come off last  evening was incorrect.  FROM NANAIMO.  Nanaimo, 25th.���������Yesterday's  celebration was a red letter day for  Nanaimo. Fully 10,000 people  either took part or witnessed the  best and most attractive-event-ever  held here.  . DEATH.  Nanaimo, May 25th.���������Wm. Ford  of Hornby Island  died at the  Nanaimo Hospital yesterday. Funeral  will take place-Friday.  FROM MANILLA.  Washington, May 26.���������Following from  Manilla: On the 23rd the third infantry re.  turning to Balluag were attacked morning,  noou and night by large force of rebels, two  killed 13 wounded; enemy repulsed leaving  sixteen killed and large number wounded  and x)i"i?oo("'s. Yesterday enemy appeared  in vicinity of San Feruandino and were attack- d by Americans, who Buffered slight  losses, Enemy driven through swamps  leaving 50 killed, 38 wounded, 28 prisoners  and 50 rifles captured,  1KOM OTTAWA.  Ottawa, May 26.���������House of Commons  resumed business to-day. Bordou said papers re Doadman'a Island were brought  down speedily as possible. He resented  statement there was anything wrong with  rental for lease of Island. While Government was to get $500 a year for seven  acres, the Conservatives had leased 260  acrea of public domain for one dollar per  annum annum and he had' beeu informed  that they had been prepared to lease Dead-  man's Island to a private party for a dollar  a year.  Mr. Mclnnes will call   attention    to   the  destruction of oyster beds at.Oyster Bay,  COOL FOR THEM..     .  London, May   26.���������-A,t    g������nera|'  meeting of tbe Institute of.  Mining '  Engineers the  address   of   Presdt, .7  Longder was devoted to a review ot  the question of exhaustion of Brit*  ish coal and iron.   He    said [ that,  evidence all pointed to  probability '  that in 50 years we shall   practice  ally be depending on  the IL S. for  cheap coal,iron and steel   and   our ���������  sons will find an alliance withU.S  jor coaling our   navy   imperative  GOT THE NETS BUT NOT THE THIBP  Vancouver, May 2<J.���������Chief  Leslie,   who*  with help of Seattle   detectives  recovered;  $1000 worth of nets stolen; from   the   Mai*  7  colm and Windsor Canneries   has   retained  from  the  Sound.    The   thieves   were ,������kk$  7  cxptured.    They left some of the nets in tv  loft and sold others to a saloon man.  I Have  Received;  BY DIRECT IMPORTATION, A CHOICE  SELECTION OF  English and  Scotch Suitings,  g&s&s&ss  ������ Call and Examine, THE  DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER   ^������  By the author of "A Woman's  Crime," "TheMissing  Diamond," etc.  *;*  ���������a*  ���������M,������  ���������-������-������  *  ���������V?A ^> *iV ������sV \V ������iT> *Y,������ ^.V ������.T> <vV VV \V ^V.  ���������Iv *i> ���������iV <tV ^AV <j> ���������������> VAV ���������IV ���������AV *1V ������V* ^iV  *  .*  ���������#  V> *V \V <l> *J>������ vV ^> \V *.V \T> \V a7> W  . vlWi* ���������a'* ^i> *���������!> *"AV *i> ^i> *V������ *^v *T������ *l> *iv  Eagerly ho listened, while tho . old  woman told him how very fast Cora was  recovering now; how they had got Miss  Arthur and Percy hack into the house;  and how careful both-. Cora and Jjucian  were to treat thorn politely Madeline had.  not confided to 11 agar t/hc story of Olivo,  and the old woman knew no more of  Edward Percy than that; he was, as she  termed it, "a handsome hypocrite"  Clarence questioned I la gar closely Had  they made any attempt to find the ono  who took the papers?  "No," Ilagar replied; "they   had   said  that Celine   Lcroquo   had   stolen' money  . and jewels, but they   had ,not' said   ono  word about any papers"  Last of all, she told him how, fearing  that Henry was becoming too restive,  and fearing, also, the effect of too much  of the' Professor's medicine upon the  somewhat enfeebled system of tlie prisoner, she had made known to Henry the  ''' fact that she was working in the eauso of  , his young lady On learning this, and  having it proved to his satisfaction, for  he was at flrst inclined to be skeptical,  he Iiacl been' much delighted, and had  since carried out the orders of Madeline  as transmitted through Ilagar  Their conversation lasted a full hour,  ..and then, having learned-.all that could  be leairned from that source, and having  delivered all of the messages sent by  Madcline, he bade tho old woman a kind  good-night, and retraced hi<? steps across  the field and back to the village  When the train halted at Bell air, Jar-  vis seated himself in the smoking-car,  feeling quite satisfied. When the train  moved on, he lighted a very black cigar,  and began'to contemplate the situation.  "Well, how do we stand now?"  As the voice of Clarence Vaughan foil  upon his ear, Jiirvis bounded from his  scat like an india rubber ball and stared  wildly at the young man who' had  dropped down into the seat beside him as  if from tho ceiling.  ��������� ."Well, you are   a   rum one," said   he,  at last    "Might I ask   where   you   came  'from?"  "From the ladies' car"  "Oh!" with the air of having   made a  ��������������������������� discovery.   '' So you ride out of the city in  a smoking-car for the   purpose     '���������������������������������������������  back in the. ladies' carriage?"  Clarence looked v again,;...' settled himself-  comfortably in his seai,t andytook put.liis  oigarTcase; 7'Not exactly,".proceeding!to  1 light a weed.", "lamvbn pretty'inuchy the;  same business 7 that ;you -are, to-night; -'.-'-*  Then, taking a big puff,."I have been to  Bcllahy like yourself."  "The. deuce you have!"   ,,     ���������������������������  " Yes; how did your business prosper?"  Jarvis eyed hini sharply, "Perhaps you  know already."  '' Perhaps I do You have not got to  looli for. stolen diamonds, have you?"  Jarvis' .laughed derisiyely.'';  "Or. stolen'.money?" 'pursued   Clarence  Jarvis shrugged his,shoulders.  "Or stolen���������papers?" .  Jarvis began to look foxy.       , :������������������������������������,  "Or a runaway young woman?" 7  Jarvis -thoughtfuriously for a moment;  then turning square upon his interlocutor,  said, significantly "So there are stolen  papers?"        ���������'���������"'.-''.''  Clarence smiled, but said nothing.    ..  '' And," purstied Jarvis, :''when one  loses one's papers,, say deeds, or a!���������marriage certificate, one1 naturally thinks of  hunting the records for proofs that such  papers existed" .,   ���������  "And that is your work?" ''  Jarvis nodded  "Take you nut'of the city?"  "Only a few miles" ' ���������  Clarence reflected for a time, and then  said: "STou can-.do-your work, but report  all discoveries to me." 7  Jarvis assented, and they continued to  talk of the matter in hand until tho citv ���������  was reached. : Than, having made an appointment for the coming day, and  agreed to let the work of shadowing the  gambler or, rather, his business, remain  a "private spec" to Jarvis, they 'separated.  have kept the loss of 'the papers so carefully from the servants. If this is inn,  they will move cautiously, and iiini to  convince the man that they do not suspect him"  ��������� Clarence nodded  "You see tlie necessity for action, do  you not?" Madeline said, after a silence  "I must make my next Kiove >vithin a  few days';?  "I don't fancy that   we need fear   any  ncAV developments that will be dangerous  ��������� to our cause just yet"  Then he told them of his meeting with  his detective, and its results, adding:  "You see Jarvis can withhold his reports  to suit our convenience and you can  grow strong feeling secure."  ' Meantime Jarvis set about   his task of  record  hunting.    He   was energetic   and  ' resolute as a sleuth hound on   the scent:  'so he soon made one or two discoveries  One day, very cleverly gotten up as a  .dapper lawyer,' he dropped in at the oflicc  of Messrs Lord & Myers, bankers Mr'  Lord wiis an old man with a shrewd,  twinkling eye; and as the shuvm lawyer  had selected hi.s time wisely, he found the  old banker alone  They were closeted in close converse  for nearly half an hour, nt the end of  which time, the dapper lawyer took his  departure, looking rather downcast; and  Mr Lord, with his little eyes brighter  than ever, sat down and penned a letter  to his friend and brother banker, Mr  Allyne, of Baltimore  *3SB  of riding  Thoroughly wearied, Clarence sought  his bachelor apartments and1 the ropo.se  ho so much needed.  Earty the next day he was up, and after payiug a visit ;to his patient, 1\������  turned his steps, or the steps of his horse,  in the directum of'the villa."  He. found Madeline sitting up. feeling  much better, and looking altogether  lovely. Drawing their chairs near together  in front of tho crackling grate fire, the  three discussed the result of the journey  to Bellair, Having fix"st related the news  imparted by Ilagar, Dr Vaughan turned  to Madeline and asked:���������  "What is your theory, sister mine;, in  regard to this change at Oakley? Why  have they turned about and taken up  Miss Arthur and her fiance with such  sudden affection.   Have you guessed?"  The girl smiled up at him as she replied: "Certainly: have you not?"  "You incorrigible little lawyer! Yes,  but give us yours first"  "Why," said Madeline with a light  laugh, "I suppose they have been suspecting the wrong party. They think that  I was an emissary of Mr Percy's"  "Undoubtedly that! is the truth, "assented Clarence.  "And," added Madeline, "believing  the documents in his possession, it is  easy to understand that they prefer having the gentleman under the same roof  with themselves"  "True; now, the question that interests us is, how long will it bo before they  find out their mistake?"  "I think," said the girl, reflectively,  "that their game will be covert, not  open,   attack,   from   the   fact   that   they  . CHAPTER XXXVI  MH.   LOKB'S LETTEIi.  The friendship that had sprung up between Claire Keith and Mrs Kalston,  grew and strengthened as the days went  by  Claire's enthusiasm had overflowed in  more than one letter to Olive. The oft-repeated wish that her new friend and her  much-loved sister might meet, had at last  drawn from that .somewhat preoccupied  sister a very cordial invitation to bring  Mrs Ralston to New York  When this inivtation came, Cluire, feeling that it was now ' time to unfold to  her friend tho - sad pages of Olive's history, sought her for that purpose But as  - tshc deemed that the time had riot ye  come for telling anyone of the hoped-for  lifting of the cloud, especially as to do so  she must .tcll|' too, of Madeline, she refrained from mentioning" tho names of  the actors in that, miserable, drama  Mrs Kalston was deeply interested in  the story of Olive's sorrow; and having  heard it, she-felt a stronger desire than  before to see this v beautiful, sad-hearted  sister, .who was so beloved by Claire  Bending down she kissed the fair face,  flushed with the excitement Claire al-  Avays felt' when recounting her sister's  wrongs, and those of Philip, Girard, and.  said, tenderly  "Thank your sister in my name, my  darling And tell her that I will certainly  avail myself of her kind" invitation, at  some future time"   .  7v CI aire's eyes: danced v eagerly 'X,'. Oh/, I  wish we could go riow^���������at; leasts fsoqh"  X Fat67clipse Tto grant' Claire's desire v in  a mqst/7uuexpected; nianner, -for -while  Vthey were still sifctin^ 7'tall<ins77 "^77^������  somi-twilight^tlio library door 'opened  and a servant announced Mr Allyne, to  see Mrs Ralston At once Mi\s Keith and  her daughter arose to leave the room But  Mrs Ralston said,, earnestly��������� ;. ;;;. 7 :  ���������'��������� '' Pray, do not go; there can be no.  need for a, private interview.'' c ���������"'  And as at  that moment   Mr., Allyne  himself appeared, on   the   threshold, the  ladies all advanced to welcome him, and,  this ceremony be ing, over  resumed   their:  seats..    - .'''������������������.;;.7 ,-���������;   .        ������������������?  "I have received, a letter from Mr.-  Loi'd" said'Mr. Allyne after some mo;  merits of general conversation "Read it  and then tell me your opinion of its contents" :-x ,���������������������������['  The lady took the.letter, looking somewhat anxious As she read the look of  apprehension deepened Yvhcn at last sh������  dropped'the letter her hands ' were "trembling visibly and her. face was pale and  agitated For a' moment she sat in silence,  her eyes full of fear "and her hands working nervously; Then she seemed to recover herself by a -powerful effort of will  Taking .up the letter, she placed it in the  hand of Mrs Keith saying: "Read it,dear  friend"   ���������'���������. -.-���������>         - ,;  Mrs Keith took the letter and read:���������r  '��������� "New. York Dec. 7th  "Wm Allyne, Esq.,  . "Dear Sir���������A man assuming to be ,a  lawyer called on me this afternoon and  requested information regarding0 our  friend Mrs Ralston. If I am not much  mlsfctken he is in reality a, detective���������I  thi$i.k I. remember him in the Mallory  case���������and is, doubtless, looking up evidence in regard to the lady's, second and  most 'unfortunate marriage, either at the  instigation of her vagabond husband or  some of his supposed heirs  '"If you know tho present address of  Mrs R, it would be well to communicate  Avith-hcr, as some of her old servauts are  now in tlris'city, at service, and this fellow iuight ferret out something   through  thonv",  "Having no authority to act in the  matter,-1 could do no   more   than.;bnflle  this man's inquiries so far as I was concerned', much as I desire to serve the lady  when I know the way  "One   thing: the   fellow   evidently believes, in the story of her death.  . '������ "Youvs, etc  ������������������' "J M LORD"  Tho three, Mrs Ralston Claire and Mr  Allyne listened in silence while Mr Keith  read this letter When at last she raised  her eyes Mrs Ralston said:���������  "I must go to New York immediately  Sirs Keith, and do pray allow Claire to  accompany me; I must accept of the hospitality of Mrs Girard and I cannot go  alone".;.*'  Mrs -Keith looked 'grave for a moment  Then she said: "Mr Allyne, is it necessary that Mrs. Ralston should go at  once?"  "I think it advisable," replied Mr.  Allyne. "Once in New York, Lord can  receive Mrs. Balston's instructions, and  act for her. In rases like these I don't  think itis best' to trust to correspondence." v.'-'  "And,.oh! don't let us delay a moment! Once there, I can keep my old  servants, who are all true friends, from  inadvertently  betraying mo.    And I can  trust Mr. Lord to find out who is the  instigator of this search," said Mrs.  Ralston, eagerly. "Mr. Allyne, when  can we start: how soon?"  "Not earlier than to-morrow morning."  "Claire, win you be ready on such short  notice?" asked the now anxious lady.  "I? Oh, yes, indeed!" laughed the  girl. "I could be ready in an hour. I do  detest waiting���������don'typu, Mrs. Ralston?"  "Very much, just now," said that  lady, making an effort to smile; "forgive me, dear friends, but I am really  unstrung. The thought of being hunted  by that man is too horrible, after these'  years of peace.''  "Then don't think of it, dear Mrs.  Ralston," cooed Claire. "You Will be,  safe in the the seclusion of my sister's  villa. And you can s������'t things straight  soon, when we have arrived. There  can't be nine,!! to fear, can there, Mr.  Allyne?"'  "Nothing very formidable,"?aid tli^  bankei', rising to take hi* leave, ."l'ray,  don't exaggerate the trouble, Mrs. Ra!-  ������(<->n. Prompt attention, such as Lord  will give thy matter, will make all safe.  Besides, he is n-jfe hunting you; the man  thinks you dead."  "True: I had forgotten," said tbe lady,  looking somewhat lvassurod. "Claire,  wewill pack to.-night. and then try aud  be content until ic is time to go."  'Meantime,, I will  telegraph  and let him know   that'you  to Lord  will come,  and when," said Mr. Allyne, taking up  his hat to depart.  The morning of their departure dawned  clear and brisht. , Claire was in extravagant spirits, while even Mrs. Ralston  sedemed to catch the infectious .choeri-  ness of tho day, and her companion's  mood. '  When they were about to enter tho carriage /that'was to take them to the depot,  a letter was put into the hand of Miss  Keith; She flung back her veil and leaning back among the cushions perused it  in attentive silence. Having finished,  she looked up with a little frown upon  her browj and exclaimed:���������  "How very provoking!"  airs Ralston looked alarmed "Is your  sister ill?"  "Oh, no; it's Madeline"  "The young':girl 1 /havciheard you'  speak of?";>  "Yes.'-"  "Is she ill?"  "No; she got well; just ��������� to avoid me;  she is gone."  "Gone?"  "Yes; or will be, when we arrive Why  how stupid I am not to explain! Madeline Payne has been with Olive nearly n  week She has been sick, but is better,  and will leave to-day"  Claire had said but little concerning  Madeline, fearing lest in her enthusiasm  she should say7tQ0 .much.. But she had.  revolved many plans for bringing about  a meeting between Mrs. Ralston, and her  "brave gix-l. V  CHAPTER XXXVII.  ��������� 7  7"r HAVE COME r.ACK TO MTOWX."  .���������."���������;..'.J3tiite'-thc pleasant est of all the rooms  ���������that-had been so .sumptuously fitted up,  "wHenr7':Mrs. Torrance" came to Oakley,  a bride, was the back drawing-room. At  least1 it was plcasantcst in winter. Jts  large '.windows faced south and west,  and all of the winter sunshine fell upon  them, glowing through crimson curtains,  and helping the piled-up anthracite in  ���������'the,:. grate'to bathe the'room in a "ruddi-  71 ess of   crimson and golden bronze*.  On this particular December day, the  air was,crisp and orld. and full of floating" particles of hoarfrost, while the whiter sun. shone bright; and clear. Outside  'one felt .that it was an exceedingly cold  sun. But viewed from within, ��������� it looked  inviting enough, and one felt inspired to  dash out into the frosty air and try if  they could not walk a la hippogriffe,  without touching their feet Lo tlie ground.  Some such though3 was floating through  the mind of Airs, .lohn Arthur, who was  progressing in her convalescence very  rapidly now, and who had, on this day,  made her second descent to tne drawing-  rooms.  /,  \Slie had donned, for the first time since  her illness, a dinner-dress of rosy silk,  its sweeping train and elbow sleeves enriched -with flounces of black lace*. As  there was, at present, no need to play  the invalid���������herself and Davlin being  the,sole occupants of -the..room���������she was  sweeping up and. down its length like a  caged, lioness. 7  By and by she'".-'swerved from, her  course, and coming to the grate, put a  daintilyshod foot upon tho bronze fender.  Resting one hand on a chair,, and looking  down upon Davlin, who was lounging  before the fire in full dinner costume, she  said, abruptly:��������� ���������  "How .very intcrctsing all this is!"  Davlin made no sign that he. heard.  "Do you know how lo'ng wc have been  playing this little game, sir?"  The man smiled, in a cool way, so exasperating always to her, and. lifting one  hand, began to tell o/t the-months on his  fingers.  "Let me see, ball opened-in Juno, did  it not?"  ' She nodded impatiently.  ��������� "June!" He was thinking of hi.s June  flirting with Madeline Payne, and involuntarily glanced at the windows from  whence could be seen the very trees under  which they had wandered, himself and  that fair dead girl, in early June. "Yes.  the last-of June���������I remember,"���������reflectively.  "^.nd pray, from what event does your  memory date?" exclaimed Cora, with  strong sarcasm  He glanced up quickly "Why," Ma  Belle, from your introduction to the hills  and vales of Bellair, and the master of  Oakley"  "Oh, I thought it was from the time  you received your uistol wound"  Davlin smicd "Yes, that scratch was  given in June; but I don't date from  trifles, Co"  "Oh! Well, I fancy it was not the fault  of the hand that aimed tho bullet, or  rather of the heart, that you got a. 'mere  scratch' I never believed in your card-  table explanation of that affair, sir"  "Well, don't call me to account for  your want of faith"  (To Ba Continued.)  JANUARY      -^ feature of business in this, big store in January  MfUITC nnnno ls t^ie selling of White Goods���������Cotton Underwear,  WnN C uUODS Cottons, Sheetings, Quilts, Musl.ns, Embroideries,  SELLING       etc*    ^Ve've prepared  a  2c-page catalogue, show-  " ing the values offered and  that'll be sent free on  receipt of name and address,    borne items from the catalogue, are  given below, and also specials in other departments for January���������  ,w**ite: couoms  30 inch white cotton, yard..:' 4%  SO loch soft Quiish������d cotton, yard..    .5  **������    Inch    extra    fine  qua'ity,   soft  finish,    with   round  even    thread,  yard .' 0. 7    .8  SO  inch    American     cottons,    pure  tinMJfi.   trcv   n-ouj 'flUiJig,   siUuiAiuird  brands, yard:.7%,  8. 9.  10 ." .12^,4  SO  Inch   Horro������lcses   English  cotton  4n either soft  or  Hneai fliulsli. yard  0,  10,   11%.   12VL   15 ���������   1?%  S4 Inch factory cotton yard 3  34 Inch factory   cott������n yard. 4%  H4  Inch  fine quality, yard !5  80 .nih puri'Touml even thread yard    .5  30   inch   hi>������iv.v   quality.1   Crefe   troui  Gpecks and filling, :yard.-.<%,' 7%    .8Vi  il    o       A <���������-������ ������     j        '  -  7-4 or 63 Inch plain sheeting 10  8-4 or 72 Inch phuln sheeting ..12"/a  nml .'..: 10  0-1 or SO inch  plain cAectlng.  . .15   '_ ���������  ILiulfrs'   (Sows,   gawd   cotton,   made   on',.*?*1 ��������� -vv��������� *. *V*��������� "\'1Z^'  ,,,,Vi'/  *17^  yoke of Insertion au������ tucks, ambroids, **>-* ?r 00 inch plain uheottng. .17%  ed.coKnr and cuffs. (hLserutou pmc-  *,n  quet edged with    embroidery*....*tf  twilled sheeting. .15   .'17%  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.���������  XPk  .40  .45  .80  .65  '.SO  ^-Ladles' Chemise.' English   cotton cambric,  frill  around  neck, sleeves and bottom,  Insertion front, with fnill of cam- vU  ��������� brie, foil eSze  ....  ���������������������������fcV  ABL     U<������ . kJ ���������������  Hn If-bleach Loom Damasks, superior qval  Ity. pure    finish, Irish manufacture, io  58 inch  ..^   60 Inch  ...........  60 inch  09 inch  76 dnch   03 inch   72 inch   F| *6  BLEA^HCD *>AMA ?. ��������� S  Full-bOeacb Table XAaea.. guaranteed all!  pure linen and Irish manufacture, spe-[  clal fine make and flraish; in a full assortment of floral designs.    58 Inch 90  58 Inch    S5  68 inch 45  G6 Inch   ........   .50.  C8 such ������������  TAB   E NAPKINS  22  x 22 Inch,  warranted aill ��������� pure linen  and   superior  satin   finish,  iu   a  choica  range of new paterns.  extra fine qual  Ity, special per dozen    .ifl  22 x 22 inch. Pine Bleached Damask Napkin*. Irish manufacture, all pure Idisen,  la a new range of patterns, soft grassj  ���������bleach   satin finish, per dozen....   1.25  Siae 30 x 20. per dozen, $1.50, |2..   0.201  and  8-i or 72 inch  and     :...  0-4 or 80 Inch twilled sheeting.  and    10-4 or 90 Inch twilled sheeting. .20  and   8-4 or 72 Inch heavy twill sheeting  13% and   8-4   or  72   Inch  plain  sheeting. .10  and   0-4  or  80  Inch  plain  sheeting. .IS  and    , ���������'������������������  10-4 or 90 inch'plain ahceting. .20  and ������������������-  8-4    or 72 Inch twilled sheeting. .18  and   0-4 or 80 Inch twilled sheeting. .20  and   10-4 or 00 Inch twilled sheeting.22%  and   .20  .20.  .20  .17%  .20  !22%  .20  .25  .27%  4.C0  MEN'S  CLOTHING  Men's t.-Fine r.ifJ  Wool   Prdcae V1JJ-  '  efcera, In  brown  and   bHiLck.goo-l  hewvy   f a. iu c y  jeflicck tiwecdiHa^  Injrs.    good   4m-  aa^iUiiiqpJ^xv "  t and   tatmiruSn&s.  hilglh etnrm co>]-  ' lar,     tab      t&t  itaiiroait.Sh'jaf   belt  on      beiick  el ae 36 to  W 401a.   ���������  JU^'s   FSne   all-  mml     Tweed  ��������� Salts,    s 1 ii g 1 e  and     double-  ibreaete'd.Jn grey.  aari -btock.birown  km al 1' died;,  "wltai ������"ver-pl������ib������  twml plain 'h������a-  tther misfeune, best.  of ftirmer 'satin  WnlnsiMdlk' -stft-  " ehokJ ���������*Ta*>������������.ciJ'4  mmA tailored to)  Janes* '  ���������bo.44 ...c nn  style.33     ouw  x 20. per dwzen.  Address mail orders or request for catalogue exactly as below  The  Robert  .  SmCTION52.  SIMPSON  Go.  Limlt@d  TORONTO.  ������  LATEST HA1RDRESS1NG, ETC.  Sew   CotfV������rcM. Hint".���������Iteeojiilntv. ���������I.it������Tt*  1ToO(2.m ���������Kor''J3vciiinj?  Wear.  . All. tbo-reports coiiceruiug.'-thG' downfall of tbo olovated coiii'uro serni to  have been without fuuntiatioii.' Tbo huiv  is still worn perched biyh ou the hc:������d.  and by tbe Frenchwomen higher th:iu  ever. The knot jnst below tliu crown jf  the bead,is also .worn,'"but tho chignon  nt tbo nape of tho neck is rarely seen.  A pretty comb is rbe usual decoration  at tho back, just below the high knot,  and some attempt at a headdress, is the.  feature of evening coiffures.- It has not  as 3Tet attained the dimensions of the old  time specimens, but 'Rome of the jeweled aigrets now look like niihiattu?  shrubs.  There are jeweled wings iu black,  white and colors, Jaco wiugswith white  aigrets, and various arrangements of  flowers with loops and ends c������ ribbon  drawn in shell shape and towering sev-  , A crescent of violets  knot, tho widest  part  eu inches high,  around tho high  at the top, is very pretty, with a bow  and ends of white or violet colored ribbon at one side. Dandelion blossoms  gone to seed are another decoration fas  toned in the hair with ������ little bow of  velvet.  'iPcmpona madoof ribbon to match tho  'Costume are another variety of hair or-  - accomplish'.this. It goes without saying  that the hair. is waved all around in  wido loose waves. Tho foregoing styles,  with illustrations, of hairdressiug are  given in the New York Suiv. from  which the foregoing ifcerna are also  gleaned.  Hoods for evening wear havo made  their appearance iu the shops. They aro  made of quaintly flowered silk and  lined with satin, turning back from tbe  face after, the manner of an old time  sun bonnet.  Some of the new cveniug wraps aTO  supplemented by a hood lined with  white or some delicate shade and worn  as a 'head covering. It may be frilled  with lace to mako a pretty frame for  the face or cut with a point which fastens over the high coiffure,' but in either  case it is vastly becoming.     ���������  FASHIONABLE COIFFURES.  nament, and jeweled butterflies, which  are to be bad in all colors and prices  between $1.50 and $15, are an exquisite  hair ornament.  The mode of hairdressing which  makes the head look as round as possible is very desirablo, and the double  knot  just   below tbo crown will   often  A few seasons ago there was a decided  tendency to  discard  crape   and   other  materials which  are manufactured expressly for  mourning wear,  but tbeir usa  ��������� seems to be reviving and erapo  is again generally employed  for widow's and  family mourning. The latest  widow's mourning for tho houso  includes a thin  widow's house gown, white cap and  very heavy bands of crape on the dresH.  The cap is an innovation adopted from  tho English custom. Crape bonnets are  trimmed with dull jot, ostrich feathers  aud wings of embroidered crape.  Not All.  He���������You think you know it all, don't  you:  Him���������No. I h������  never been able to>  being ���������  alive.���������Indianapolis .Journal.  figure  out  eny reason   for you  And Then  She Blnslied. i  Lucy���������Which side shall 1 sit on?        ���������  Harry������������������It  doesn't  make  any difference.    I  can drive with either hand.������������������!  Obic.figo Tribune. *  ;!  :m  .-^  v.  '������  ���������1  1  ���������te]  m  m  f  I*, "i  i  iff  k  7 tf  THE TATTLER.  ' Mrs., Sarah Terry of Philadelphia recently celebrated her one hundred and  eighth .birthday by joining the Daughters  of tho Revolution.  Sirs. -Mary  Van   Uleck, 84  years  old,  earns a good  living sowing carpets at Jo  liefc, Ills.    She also makes money cooking \ which we were enabled to make on the  r Mine. FnttJ's Fxiiiiee,  In Sweden, as Jin most' continental  countries, engagements arc advprtiscd in  t*9 papers in the same manner as  births, marriages and deaths, and , tbe  Stockholm papers of a recent date contain in their largest typo the announcement concerning ilrao. Pacta's betrothal,  fine dinners on festal occasions.  .The, Empress Eugohie still  remains in  Paris, and,'  attended   by Mme. Lcbretoni  , takes  a walk every afternoon  on tho terrace of tho Tuileries without attracting  any notice.  Mrs. Abigail Garvin of Westford, Mass.-,  has celebrated her ono hundred and second Thanksgiving day. "The turkey  roasted before tho liro," she says, "was  far superior to any cooked in tho fancy  ovens of today."  ' Miss Lillian Russell's rofusal to sing at  tho recent doll show of the Professional  Woman's league, in   tho Waldorf-Astoria,  . Is said to have  been due to tho fact that  some writer about doll shows referred to  the fair Lillian as  a'"war relic" in u way  to suggest that she was no longer young.  Mrs. Margaret Pierce, now of Chicago,  declares she is entitled to whatever honoi  thero is in boing the rightful queen of Hawaii.   She says (y:-Qucou Lil was a usurper, who was  nbii  to claim the throne because of tho confusion arising out of the  ' fact that Kaujcluwnehahad many children  by many wives.  Miss Ethel Mary Charles, said to. be  England's first woman architect, has just  completed her time in an architect's office  In London and will bo admitted us an associate of tho Royal Institute of British  Architects. ' She has won several prize  for designs ahd intends to open an office  In a good business locality. .  Miss Mary French Field, after reading  some of her father's poems before the Phi  Delta.Theta convention ac Columbus, O.,  was elected as the "daughter of tho organization," of which her father had been a  member. In accepting the .honor she said?  "I hope to be a good daughter to the fraternity and a good sister to you all."',  Melba has been writing her autobiography for a London weekly, and her native  city has taken exception to some of, her  statements. It Is cynically said in Melbourne that tho "town residence" of which  tho prima donna speaks in so large a way  was a wooden cottage in a very plebeian  quarter and that the "country place" that  figures in tbo memoirs was "only a bush  hut."  Mrs. .Sarah Josepha Hale, a Boston woman and editor cf tho first woman's mag-  azino published in this country, worked  for 20 years to have a definite day set apart  for Thanksgiving.. Time did not daunt  her courage, but rather increased her Insistence. She wrote to governors of states  and to "presidents of the United States.  At last President Lincoln adopted her suggestion in 1864.  THE WRITERS.  lame day.    It ran as follows:  Engatjod:  .. ' Coif Cederstrosn ,  and . '  Adelina Piuti-Nicolinl.  s       London.        Craig-y-Nos Castle.  It appears (hat Baron .Rolf Cedcr-  Htrom visited Stockholm somo time ago  and received tho consent of his parents  to the marriage. As wo stated on Friday, there is a considerable difference  in the ages of the "contracting parties,"  Baron Rolf having Been born in 1870.  Mmo; Patti has nover yet visited Sweden, but it is believed that a part of tba  honeymoon will, be'spent there.���������London Chronicle. ���������  BEATING A RAILEOAD  THE "SMOOTH" PASSENGER DID THC  TRICK  WITH   EASE.  William ^Dean" Howolls, tho novelist,  ���������has always prided himself on being American and- has now been suffering for over  two years from tho national disease���������dyspepsia.   '       , ,   ' "-  James Whitcomb Riley said to n Boston  friend tho other day that the reason he is  a bachelor is because tho woman ho meant  to marry died beforo he had made any  success.  Joel Chandler Harris, the author of tho  . "Bre'r  Rabbit  Stories," nover leaves his  Atlanta homo.   "I am opposed to travel,"  he said the  other, day, "and  I nover go  outside of my fence here."  Every day, when the weather is favor-  ablo, Mr. John Rusk in is out of doors and  takes comparatively long walks for a man  of his years. He occupies a part of each  day in playing chess with Mr. Arthur  Severn. His eyesight remains almost entirely unimpaired.  Hearing that Kipling's new hook had  cost its publisher a shilling a word, o London wag wrcto the author saying that as  wisdom was quoted at retail prices be  would like ono woid, for which ho inclosed a postal order for a shilling. Kipling  kept tho order and answered with the  word "Thanks."  Wanted, n. Funny Stan.  In publishing and bookselling circles  there is a complaint that the funny man  of literature is dead, and his loss is tho  harder to bear inasmuch as tho great  fiction reading public ia hungering for  humor; Mr.-Chatto of tbe-publishing  house of Chatto & Windus regarded tho  situation with smiling resignation.  "I do not know auy great humorist  bnt Mark Twain," eaid Mr. Chatto,  "and he has stood alone for a very long  time. It is not a complaint of the moment; it has been so for a considerable'  period. We do want humorous writers,  it is true. Tho public is always asking  for the humorous class of book, bnt we  certainly do net want funny writers  who labor ahd strain to produce their  witticisms. Until we can discover the  spontaneous humorist I think we shall  be bettor without any at all."���������London  Mail.  His* and Fall of a Football !?������������������������.,  ' It was during'the Thanksgiving day  game with-Cornell that Captain John  Outlaid, one of tbe stars of old Penh's  team,, had his nose broken. It was a  comparatively trivial fracture across  the bridge of his nose, the very spot oh  which a disfiguring lump had been  growing for several months. The lump  was probably caused by a cyst under  the skin, and although it was in nowise  painful it was rather a disfiguration to  Outhind's handsome countenance. He  had made arrangements with Dr. J.  William White to perform an operation  on the lump and remove the cyst after  the football season, but tbe blow during  tbo game which fractured his. nose also  made''an end to the'cyst. Outlaudjs  nose has .entirely healed from the frao-  ; ture, and the disfiguring-lump has entirely disappeared: .  Skatimr.  An experienced skating teacher lays  great importance upon tbe kind of shoes  worn. "A great deal is said," -he remarked, "about proporly supporting the  ankle, and people complain that they  cannot skate because their ankles are  weak. Now,' in'at least'five out of ten of  those cases there is nothing at all the  matter with either tbe ankle or its support: The trouble is right here," and  he touched the side of his shoo just below the instep and above the hollow of  tbo foot. "This part of the shoe, "he  continued, "ought to bo very snug and  stiff,,'to bold tho foot straight, and prevent its twisting between the toe and  tbe heel. That is what usually mako  tho skater'wabble'and lose bis footing,  and then be"thinks the trouble is with  his ankle. The height of the shoe does  xidt matter much."���������Harper's Bazar.  He Worked His Little Scheme XVltTx  Such ConsHmmate Coolness uxttl  Nerve Tlisit He Even "R.:ittled" tlxe  Conductor, Into Apologizing;.  If the ticket seller of tho Burlington  railroad- office had noticed the man who  bought the ticket to Riverside at all, he  must have been impressed by his appearance of '\smoothness." He was "smooth,"  and although ho had told a person a fow  minutes before that he was going to Gcdar  Rapids, la., it seemed inconceivable that  ���������hewas buying thoiRiverside ticket in a fit  of absonticindedness.  It wanted ten minutes to train time,  and',', having '> purchased his ticket,' the  "smooth" man took up an easy position  with his back to the wall near tho ticket  window and began to scan a yard long  timo table with an air of incense interest.  Throoor four other suburb bound people  came along'diirmg-the-ncxt five minutes,  hut tho man with the time tabic never looked up. Then camoa man with a couple  of fat grips, and the time table student  throw a swift sidoloug glance toward him  as ho bought his ticket and then ran his  finger along a column of figures as though  he had just found ������ clew to the train he  wanted.  Another man with grips hurried up to  the window, and this timo tho "smooth"  looking man began to fold up his time table in a leisurely way and then sauntered  along, behind the last comer to the train.  Both men got into a chMr car and seated themselves side by side, and tho noxt  minute tho train pulled out. Within fivo  minutes the man who had been described  as of a "smooth" aspect thrust his left  hand into his trousers pocket and pulled  out some loose change and a bunch of  keys. He counted tho money and looked  thoughtful���������ft amounted to $1.75���������then  ho replaced it and, hunting through his  other pockets, produced a pencil.  His seatniate held his ticket in his hand,  and after another hurried search through  >his pockets tho searcher turned to hiiu and  politely asked  him   if he might take the  pasteboard for a minute.  "Certainly," assented the owner of tho  valises, and he handed over the.ticket/  "You don't mind if I writo on it, do  you?" usked the "smooth" man, with a  smile. ��������� ��������� .  The other looked rather doubtful, bnt'  beforo ho could reply his'-companion was  scrawling a rapid memorandum on the  back of the ticket. Then he pulled out  his money again, recounted it, glanced at'  tho memorandum with knitted brows and  handed tho ticket back, with anothor  smile.  "I have lost somo money, "ho explained,  "and I wanted  to "figure it out.    I didn't  have'a scrap of paper about me."  ,  The man with the valises bowed, turned  the ticket over ahd looked at it.   lie read:  Railroad ." -   Dinner '. .".   Cab .....'   Cigars...   Cash left.  returned, his faco wreathod  in apologetic  smiles.  "Well, it's on me, I guess," he said  "I've got to ask your pardon. You see,  there's so much suburban travel on this  line a man is liable to ������ct mixed up, but  I want to say to you that it's something I  don't do once in 100 .years. I wouldn't  have believed I'd forgotten to give you a  check. It's lucky .for you that you rnado  that memorandum.", f  "I  guess, it was," said  the, "smooth'  man.    Then  he  added as  tho  conductor  was moving, off, "Aren't you going to give  me that check now?"  "Why, of course!" exclavnod  the con  ductor.   "You've got mo rattlod. sure."  THE  LISTENER.  Am  Uncial.  "I saw you talking to Snaggs awhile  ago."  "Yes; wo wcro discussing tbo financial question."  "What position ,did Snaggs take?"  "That of a borrower. ".-r-Pittsbnrg  Chroniclo,-TeJegraph.  $16 75  75  60  23  $18 25  1 75  UNHAPPY SPAIN.  Now Madrid can take its turn* on the  peace jubilee circuit. ��������� San Francisco  Chronicle.  Spain deolnros that sho "yields only to  6Uperiorforco." Ibis is exactly what Uncle  Sam started out to make her do.���������St.  Louis Republic. ;  If Spain's :ministry is wiso, It will put  that $20,000,000 away in a safety deposit  vault and ocrivo to forget tho combination. , ���������������������������-���������'.���������'  General Blanco says Spain will derive  importaut advantages, from the war, but  he neglects to inform a waiting world  what they are.  The Madrid ministry is about to get  $20,000,000 and is therefore not to bo  DLsSifci f**! *-i������i>'. Ing a littlo apprehensively  lia tho dirJ( iisr. of Don Carlos. That sum  H momy \t >uld bo a temptation to almost  r*y hold u#> man.  xing^ca, hungry, ground down and  hopeless, 8,000,000 out of 17,000,000 unable to read ond writo and about the  same number with no paying regular occupation, tho Spanish peasant yet embodies the old virtues of his race, tho old  steadfastness, oheerfulucss and patieneo.���������  Albany Times-Union.  Say* He Is Close Fisted. '  Dr. *D. K. Pearsons of Chicago, who  has given so much money to colleges,  disclaims any special credit for doing  go. "I do not pose as a benevolent  man,." he says. "I have labored nearly  80 years to mako money���������have made it,  and'; honestly too. The statement may  seem veiy strange to,.you when I say  that:I do not posb as a benevolent man.  I havu no benevolence in me���������not a  particle. I am the most economical,  close fisted man you ever putyour eyes  on. You can see it in my face���������it is  there. I do not think I ever foolishly  spent $20 in my life."  MANILA GEORGE.  Old man Dewey seems to have a regular navy yard of his own at Cavito.���������Austin News. " '  Admiral Dewey preserves the silence of  a man who is too busy hanging on to the  safety valve toindulgo in conversation.���������  Washington Star.  Admiral Dewey has been the guest of  honor at a banquet at Manila. Ho has  not yet reported to the government at what  hour he "retired for breakfast."���������Columbus Post.  Admiral George Dewey has a way of doing things and then talking about them  afterward, which is a commendable trait  of character. But, then, Admiral George  Dewey is a somewhat remarkuble man.���������  Albany Journal.  Safe Witliln tlie Union Jack.  The special correspondent of the London Mail notices a curious circumstance  of the kaisor's entry into Jerusalem.  The Turkish police cleared the roadway  by most impartially whacking' and  banging overy ono who attempted to  trespass upon it. But there was one exception, in the shape of an old woman,  who was allowed to wander at will  along tho open space reserved for the,  imperial party. She was wearing a  petticoat made of a tattered union jack.  Doubtless the Turkish police thought  she was a British tourist, whose eccentricities are everywhere respected.  "Whip and Spurs."  James Beatt3', an old Crimean veteran  Who died in England the other day,  was known in the service bj' the sobriquet tif "Whip and Spurs." It was an  incident at Inkerman that gave him his  name, for it was he who was responsible for saving the only gun saved by  his battery at that fight. "Whip and  6purs, boys; whip and spurs, and we'll  gave the gun!" he cried out when he  and his comrades were surrounded. He  was twice wounded in the tassle, but  they saved the gun, and Beatty was  "Whip and Spurs" from that day.  520 00  And .when he had read it  ho  looked as  If  ho did not desire any further acquaintance with  a person who  had "only $1.75  cash loft. ' "   . ,  In a few minutes  the conductor came  through the crowded car and gathered up  his tickets.   Ko toolc the "smooth" man's  Riverside ticket, punched  it and added it  to his bundle and reached  ovor and stuck  a white slip in the hand of the other man's  hat and passed on to  get  400 or 500 more  tickets  from   tho othor passengers.    The  "smooth" man made no attempt to renew  his conversation with his seafimato and nt  Morton   Park   rose and  strolled forward  into the smoking car, where ho pulled n  big black cigar from his pocket and smoked  placidly until tho train  pussed   Downer's  Grove    Dcro tho conductor looked at him  a& he passed, walked on u few stops, stopped nnd turned back.  "Where do you get off?" he asked.  Tho "smooth" man looked up a minute  with an air of mild surprise, then flicked  the  ash  off  his  cigar  and   said,   ''I   go  through to Cedar Rapids."  "Whero's your train cheeky then?" asked  tho conductor.  "I .don't know," said tho "smooth"  man. "Perhaps���������no, I guess you didn't  give me any. I'm..sure you didn't. I remember now."  "Youngman,"saidthoconductor sternly, "if you haven't got that train check  you willhavo to get. oil1' at tbo next stop  That's all thero is about that. "  "Conductor," retorted the youngr man  in calm, even tones, "I don't beliovo you  will put me off this train. I don't know  anything about your train check, and I  don't care a continental, but I do know  that I've paid my fnro and that you took  my ticket, and I propose to ride ^ to my  journoy's end or your company will have  a nice littlo damage suilr on ifes hands."  -. The conductor looked at him keenly,  and ho sustained the look with a cool,  steady store.    Then he laughed.  "Oh, I don't want any trouble  about  it!" he said.    "I'm not hunting damage  suits.    I'd  sooner pay my fare again, in  fact, if I hadn't lost some money just before I got on the train.    By George 1" he  exclaimed suddenly, with the light of in  spiration  illuminating, his face.    "Why,  sure I    lean prove that you've got that,  ticket."  "Well?" said the conductor.  "Why, it's this way: I started out with  $40 und I lost $20. I figured ic out on tho  back of my ticket before I gave it to you.  See here"���������taking an envelope and writing on the back of it���������"you take this and  look over your tickets. If you don't find  thnt identical memorandum in my handwriting on tho back of my ticket, you can  put me off, or rather I'll get off without  trouble." Saying which the "smooth"  man smiled confidently aud leaned back  comfortably in his seat and resumed his  cigar.  The conductor took the envelope in a  serious, noncommittal sort of way and  walked oil with it.   Iu a few minutes he  ' Xo Synonym.  Tho Growler���������Confound these newspapers! Why can't they say,a man was  paralyzed instead of stricken with paralysis?  The Bibhor���������Because the meaning io  totally otherwise.���������Indianapolis Journal.  The Smoky Chimney.  ��������� In tbe designing and construction of  bouseR it has always been the especial  fad of Mr. Willis Polk, architect, to  build a roomy fireplace, where great  togs can burn, and he has always plum-  id himself on, tbe fact that tbe fire-.  places never fail to draw.  -  When be erected his bachelor bungalow at Tiburon, the fireplace was the  chief pride and glory of .the establishment.' He told his friends about the solid comfort he enjoyed sitting before the  blazing logs, aud to still further arouse  their envy Polk one night gave a party.  " , To , his infinite chagrin, the chimney  jmoked abominably and the bungalow  -was filled'to-stifling ' After they.had���������  thoroughly guyed the disconsolate Willis tbe disgusted guests went home to  cough it off.,    .  Next day Polk made a careful examination of chimney ahd hearth, satisfied  himself that everything was now as it  should, be and then gave another party.  That abominable chimney again spoiled  it all. It emoked and smoked. Willis  was in despair, bnt the next day it was  all right again. ��������� At intervals after that  Polk entertained' friends, and he found  that the fireplace never drew when he  had company, although at other times  it Worked, perfectly. So ho set a little  trap, which finally solved the'puzzle.  It was a little cracker box, placed over  the top of .the chimney, which caused  all the trouble. *'-' ''    " -,������-,-.-���������  Some of his friends had thus thoroughly covered up the chimney every  time the young architect bad planned  an entertainment.���������-San Francisco News  Letter.  Opium.  Like most of naturo's products opium  ia classified iu grades. The growers of  India, in white turbans aud gowns, sit  in the blazing sun waiting for their  opium to be sorted, when they go to  market. The unripe poppy seed pod has  been cut into five times and tbe milky  sap dried in the. sun and kneaded into  cakes, the best of which are covered  with dried leaves, and thus brought to  marked.  Opium of (tho first class must be  tough, smooth and a rich brown shade,  bitter to taste and strong of scent.  ��������� Ln 1S92 54 per cent of the suicides iu  India were from the use of opiuni, and  one statistician credits 90 per cent of  tbe women suicides to the samo drug.  However, twclve-tbirteeuths of the  opium of India is scut to China for  smoking. During Victoria's roigu the  Chinese have paid into the British  treasury for Indian opium $1,250,000,-  000.  Tbo Chinese government does all in  its power to check tho opium habit, the  punishments common iu the Chinese  army for this-habit being extreme. For  the first offensu a man may havo bis  upper lip cut, for tbo second ho may be  decapitated. For the last GO years on  an average, a half-ton of opium has been  cent to China from India every hour,���������  At/������j:tG Constitution.  Senator McMillan still carries a wateh  given him by his father when ho came of  , ago.  There have been few men who really  climbed iho Maltorhom, and among them  is but oi.'o American, Colonel Roosevelt.  Thojrns F.'.Fendol, tho.chief dccrkcepcr  at tho White IIouso, is tho last surviving-  member of Abraham Lincoln's,bodyguard.  ' .Colonel Joseph Henry of Vance burg,  l\y., is tho great-grandson of Patrick  Henry and is said to bo the only living  direct descendant of tho patriot.  Dr. Calmctfc,  director  of  the  Pasteur  .nfet^tnto at Lille,   France,   has endowed  that body with $.';0,000, the profits of ono.  of his in vexations at the distilleries of See-  lin. i  Rolf Moorck, a New Yorkinusicjal prod-  ig3', has applied  to .the courts to hnvo his  uamo changed to Brandt Rantzau, saying'  his real name is too plebeian for ono con- .  templatlng an artistic career. ,  Commodoro Philip has  been elected a  , member of the Young Men's Christiai.'-.'is-  sociation's  international  committee  and  chairman of tbe, subcommittee, in charge  of tho association's work in the navy!  John II. Buokman, captain United  States navy, retired, enlisted in tho navy  39 years beforo the civil war and served  with Dewey. At Fort Fisher ho ruced  Lieutenant Bob Evans up a scaling ladder. r '   '  Colonel Thomas'P. Ochiltree has just  returned from his fifty-fourth transatlantic  voyage. When ho left for Europe somo  time ago, he had to be carried to his vessel  on a stretcher. He now comes back in  perfect health. ,'  '   Joshua E. Dodge of Milwaukee; whom  Governor Scofleld  of Wisconsin  has ap-. v  pointed a justice of tho supremo court,r  was born  in Arlington, Mass., in 1854,-  and he was appointed an assistant attorney  general of the United  States in 1893  by  .  President Olevola'nd.'  .  James Gray, the newly elected mayor of _  Minneapolis, started  life as a newsboy,..  earned money7 sufficient toke'ephimwhilo  going to the common schools, was gradu-.  ated from tho State university and1 became ,  reporter on and then  managing editor of  the Minneapolis Times.  JSir Johu'Voco  Mooro,' tho new" lord���������'j  mayor of London, is one of England's  great tea merchants.    He is 73  years old  andvhas been in-public service since 1870, ���������;  when ho became a member of the common,. -  council.    He was sheriff  in 1S91 aud was,'  knighted in that year at the opening of .<  the lower bridge.      s   - > '   . .' {,  The youngest chaplain !n the navy "is   .  said to be tho Bey. Frederick C. Brown."  25 years old, nowT on  the Iowa, which, is, '  on  her way lo Manila.   -He will  be tho"  only chaplain  in the fleet, since there, is "���������  none on the Oregon.   Ho was appointed to '���������  tho service last April, being at that tim������  pastor of the Unitarian church of Middle- /  boro, Mass.       ' ���������      \      '...--     ���������>-  00n tho cvo of Harvard's ^triumph ' over  -Yale thero died at the former, collego'a,-  mau whose death east a gloom over tho  wholo university. This was John Milton .  Eullmor, 1900, who .werked ,by day and  prepared himsL-if for, Har\ard by night,"  worked hi3 way cast from his home in  Groat Falls, Mon., in 1893 and secured a  position in Boston whciroby ho paid his  college espouses. i   ���������  '     Ab She Ilcnrd 14.  After the new servant bad been installed iu the home of a New Jersey  housewife ��������� the day finally camo when  tho privilege of "going out" had to be  decided on. This fell on a Thursday, to  which the mistress assented.  "You may go today, Bridget," she  said, "and every other Thursday."  "All right, ma'am," replied Bridget.  The next week on Thursday surprise  was great at Bridget's coming from her  room all togged out for another afternoon out. The mistress rebelled and  asked her if sbo remembered that she  was to go out only every other Thursday.  "Certainly I do, ma'am, certainly 1  Didn't you say I could go out that  Thursday and 'every other Thursday'���������  that Thursday and every Thursday afterward?" l   ,���������  "No, no!" replied the mistress. "That  Thursday and every second Thursday  thereafter."  "Sure you didn't  say so.    Yon positively told me that Thursday and every  other Thursday.    Cf course that means  overy Thursday."  Bridget wou.  JEWELRY JOTTINGS.   ���������  Knamelcd brcociies and bolt clasps are  much in favor.  Tho long chain in its newest form is  shortened so as to reach only to tho bend  of tho figure.  In ladies' rings, along with all sorts of  fanciful conceits, the split head with two  stones and the three stones obliquely set  remains extremely popular.  Ono of tho newest littlo touches cf ole-  ganco added to the various silver pocket  oases for men is a precious stone forming  the head of tho spring which is pressed to  open the case.  A narrow shell comb, of which the head  is set with a design of forgetmenots in  turquoises and diamonds, represents a  coiffure ornament which certainly breathes  forth tho Christmas spirit,  Somcthing.uniquc for either sex is furnished in sleovo links of tho new silvor  alloy, which tho possessor may wear with  tho pleasant consciousness that another  pair exactly like it does not exist.  The procession of new and charming  pins, brooches and rings never ends. In  conventional style for a pin nothing ccild  bo mora artistic than a simple gold bar  bearing two trefoils in whole pearls, while  the designs of ..animals,1 such us horses,  lions, dogs, foxes, lizards, tortoises, etc..  have not lost a whit of their popularity.���������  Jewelers' Circular.  MAXIMS ON  LOVE.  With truo lovo thero is trust.���������Rognlor.  To lovo is only in tho power of tho wise.  ���������Kpictetus.  If passion drives, let reason hold tho  reins.���������Benjamin Franklin.  Lovo and religion aro both stronger  than friendship.,���������Benjamin Disraoli.  Who has loved well will nover seek the  loved one's ill.���������Calderon de la Barca.  A mother alono knows what it is to love  and bo happy.���������Adelbert vonCluimisso.  There is nothing in love but what we  imagine. ��������� Churles Augustin Sainte-  Beuve.  Love and dGath are tho two great sympathies on which all  human  sympathies,  turn.���������B. R. Haydon. -  Love, like fire, cannot subsist without  continual motion, and ceases to oxist as  soon as it ceases to hope and fear.���������Fx-au-  cois de la Rochefoucauld.  Lovo is the mo6t terrible and also tho  most generous of the passions: It is tbo  only one that includes in its droani tho  happiness of some one else.���������Alphonse  Karr.     . ���������  THE CYNIC.  It is fortunato for tho people that few  doctors are gossips.  Every time you look at a 13-yoar-cld boy  bo needs-a new pair of shoes. i]  [fill.    \_' ~> _.ij^i_/2i^_._'-JL.'.\ .  :V<-\  -ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY  M.  E.  Bissett Editor.  ezr Advertisers who want tlaeir ad  clia-ag-ed, should, get copy in by  -.12 a.in. day before issue.  '.Saturday. May, 27'rxr.  1399.  Since we learned that v/e were in  .-receipt oi a handsome salary (vide  .last Islander.) we almost- decided to  take a holiday .and not write this  week at all. But, on the other  hand, our esteemed contemporary  assured us that what we .-should  ..say would be interesting.  Duly  .impressed   with   jsuuh    a  -complimentary reference from such  an unbiassed source, we are  moved  .'to further remark   on   "that honest  man."  But first, let us assure the Islander that it is rather weak argument  to reply to an article with a mony-  syllabic denial. It reminds one  forcibly of the childish * 'tis5, 'no1,  .' 'tisn't5 style. However, our contemporary calls upon us to furnish  reasons      for the state  ments contained in the article referred to, and we shall endeavour  ,to do so without indulging in-"rho-  'domontadea" .or, any other long  -'words.'    ("That honest man 'was)  'GETTINC7 ORDERS   FROM    HIS    MASTER  TO .   INJURE   A  RIVAL   COMPANY    ALL  he 'could." It is fair "to infer  .causes from-effects. It is in the in-  terests of a certain company to in-  iure a rival. A friend of the first  party attempts to do so. The inference must 'be obvious, even to  the.. Islander.   ���������  "Said members (for Nanaimo)  are subject to the approval of Mr.  ,S.'M. Robins."  - Well now, really, didn't our esteemed -contemporary know that  before? It is like one of those an?:  ioms that are known to be true, but  cannot be proven. F .r example,  a circle must always be roib d.  "If Mr. Martin is to continue  ,Commander-in-Chief of  B. C,   he  AND HIS FOLLOWERS MUST TAKE ORDERS FROM THE N. V. C. Go's.,  .OFFICE."  That is the whole thing in a nutshell.  effoii." to redeem .-this arich ^id  magnificent part of Vancouver  Island from .the isolated position it  has so long occupied and still  occupies.  *  Dealing v^ith our trade relations  we can not ignore the fact that  ..Vancouver has secured a hold here  which not long ago Victoria possessed. This is due, we believe, to the  fact that the Vancouver wholesale  merchants send their travelers here  regularly. The hotel .-registers show  that.for on one knight of the grip  hailing from the Capital, two come  from the Terminal City. It remains for Victoria to wake up and  compete with Vancouver. .  The part which Mr. Martin has  played in the dispute over Dead-  man's Island would .make a good  subject for the pencil of some comic artist. First he appears on the  vcene as the   solicitor  and   backer  '���������THE .COURTENAY HOTEL.      ,  jThis' -popular house has lately [  been thoroughly renovated and,is ���������;'  now neater, brighter, and more \  inviting than ever-if that were posr \  sible. The drawing, room hall and ������  all the other rooms have been new I  ly carpeted and refh ted. A large and \  commodious bathroom has been  furnished with the latest improvements. In a word, the hotel is  first-class in every respect, and  with such a delightful hostess as  Mrs. McCallum the Courtenay.  House is the finest place in the  district to call when you are spending a'day .in the country, or for  summer visitors to spend weeks in.  But one needs to try it in order to  properly appreciate all its advantages.  { il  M  -AT-  Store  s.  EVERY- EDITOR GETS 'EM:  Every editor has received them.  Tne postmastei sends them to the  editor.- The postmaster ' is not to  blame. For instance, there was a  man by the name of���������we'll call him  Tim Short���������who sent us three not-  of Mr. Ludgate,  in the ' course   of  which he pats  him   encouragingly j ices to stop   his   paper,   he   didn't  on the back and advises him to  take possession and defy the world.  Later he advises1 him (still as his  solicitor) to withdraw a little, but  preserve ostentatious possession;  and, lastly, with guns and pistols  ho threatens to shoot him and all  others who don'i get off the island,  and stands by while the police,  with a with a warrant, issued at  the instance of the same Martin,  have a rough and tumble with  his Jate client, and march him off,  like a common criminal, with  bracelets on his' wrist? to the lockup. Mr. Martin has fairly earned  the title of rhe "Artful Dodger."  ���������Enterprise.  The News never claimed to have  "horse" sense, -h/ut, we opine, eveaii  that is better than the donkey  brand evidently possessed <by the  writer in the lasi Islander, signing  himself C. S. R.  The Colonist referring to our article on trade relations with Vancouver suggests that what this part  of the Island most requires is the  extension of tbe E.&N. northward;  also, that we should enter inio  closer trade relations with Victoria.  There are north of Nanaimo1  .thousands :of acres   of   unoccupied  fertile land. ��������� The  mineral   wealth  ;������f Vancouver Island north   of  Al-  .<��������� - v  berai has been little prospected.'  ..Other -latent resources csisi. Without a railway thc-so lam's and  resources will remain as Vx.xy are.  With a railway as a. UK-aus of  fngress and egress, the pro^re^s of  ihe northern oart of the island wili  be rapid. As a natural result of  having such a railway trade from  ;this section would, flow to the  southern terminus���������V i c tori a.  While we would gain much by such  (railway .communication, Victoria  and Nanaimo would perhaps reap  the greater beneJ;t. We o;.n ;,ot  overlook the fact that our Victoria,  and Nanaimo friend.,s havo h^eto--  fore given thi* section of the j.-dr'.nd :  and that mirth oi it hufpas.-iiv-:; attention. However, iv������ in.xX ;;,a, !;]v.  Colonist   will   lo^k   .ids   .-���������a.y   ;'ivt  Th.e Farmers' Institute.  Meeting on Thursday .evening  was most.instructive one, and the  number in attendance was -exceedingly gratifying both to the speakers and the officers 'of the society.  Mr. Stieet, who was to speak on the  different breeds of ^cattle, failed to  make his appearance. It is supposed he had missed the steamer1  at Nanaimo, as he was Been there, [  nnd intended to come. Read Mr  Anderson's address on Artificial'  Fertilizers and think ou,t the prob-.  lem for yovjuenelves. Mr. J. J. R.  Miller took the stand that if we  conserve the manures made on the  farm they are ample for our requirements in this new country.  He drew attention to the heavy  loss sustained b^ every farmer in  the way the manure is handled.  Allowing $30.00 as the value of  manure produced by a cow. Half  of that is lost from want of absorbents for the liquid manure, and  say half of the balance from exposure. Thus reducing a $30.00 value to $7.50.  However Mr. Miller seemed to  lose sight of the fact that the most  advanced farmers in the older provinces use the Artificial Fertilizers  to the full extent of their means in  addition to the barnyard manure,  while they earn in a most approved  manner. I liked Mr. Hugh Stewart's idea of piling on all the barnyard manure on the meadow land  and using the artificial on the root  crop. By so doing you avoid the  weed nuisance to a great extent.  Seeding may be said to be over,  o:-:eept Turnips. Last week's frost  iijd.a great deal of damage to early  garden .stuff-,an cl the fruit blossoms,  When are our road bosses teams  ���������err,-pa.ratively free to go at road  woi-k 7    A lot of it is required.  want it any longer.    Upon . invest:  iga'tihg'tKe, subscription  book, we  found that Tim was short ten dollars.    He had never paid a cent,yet  he wonted the paper   stopped   as a ':  matter of economy���������to   us.    A few ;  days after Short was in church,and  ���������his melodious tenor rang out   loud ;  .in that old, shirring   song: "Jesus  paid it All."    He might have been  mistaken, but his   earnestness   impressed iis.    So,������early next day we  sent him a receipt   in full, begging  his pardon for not knowing that he  had made an   assignment   of   his :{  liabilities to.the  Lord.���������Exchange,. *'  Ten Cases of English,   Scotch  and  German Goods, consisting of Laces,  Embroideries,   Ribbons,  Sunshades*,  Zephyrs,   Searsuckers,     Ginghams,  Prints, Ouiits,  and   several   lines  of  small wares that are the prettiest and  cheapest we have ever had.  4a  Call arrd See them.  j  When Papa's Sick.  When papa's sick, my goodness sakes!     ���������    j>  Such awf ui, awful times it makes,  He speaks in oh! such lonesome tones,  And gives such ghastly kind of groans,  And rolls his eyes and holds his head,  And makes ma help him up to bed;  While sis and Bridget run to heat  Hot water bags to warm his feet,  And I must get the doctor quick���������  wh hare to jump when papa's sick.  When papa's sick ma has to stand  Right side tho bed and hold his hand.  While sis she has to fan an'fan.  For he says he's "a dying man," ;  And wants the children round him to        ^ ���������  Be there when "sufferin' pa gets through; f ,  And kiss us all and then he'll die; !  The moans an' says his breathin's thick"��������� [  It's awf ul sad when papa's sick. \  When papa's sick he acts that way  Until he hears the tiector say, !  "Ydu've only got a cold, you know,  You'll be.-all right in a day or so." ���������  And thon���������well, say ! you ought to see, -  He's different as a man can be, j  And growls and scolds from noon to night |  Just'cause his dinner ain't cooked right, .:  And all he does is fuss and kick��������� ,.  1 We're all used up when papa's sick.  JeE Lincoln.  CORPORATION OF THE    CITY  OF CUMBERLAND.  Amendment to Sec. 18 of the Trades License By-Law from any transient trader or ;  other person or persons who oecupies premip .!  ses in the city for temporary periods, and ;|  who may offer new goods or merchandise of ';  any description for sale by auction or any 7  other maimer, or to solicit orders for any '���������  goods to be manufactured or' made, and. !  ready gooda, to be afterwards delivered, by ���������  himself or any other person in addition to (  any other license before mention- ',  ed a sum not exceeding ($100) one hundred  dollars for every six months or part thereof, ;  and not less than ($50) fifty dollars for any t  six months.  Read  1st time  April   10th,    1899  Read 2nd time  April  14th.    1899  Read 3rd timo   May     Sth,    1899  Reconsidered and finally passed May 19, '93 7  WESLEY WILLARD,     L. W. NUNNS,   i  Chairman. O. M. O.        )  I LOCAL   BRIEFS.   ,     ' ������  Rev. Mr. Hi<?ks returned on Wednesday  from the Oouforenco.  Mrs. Horace Smith of Oomox went down  to Denman Island Friday.  Mrd. R. Kenneyleffc for Vancouver, her  future horrie, Friday morning.  The Misses Macmillan of Denman were  visiting at Mrs. Tarbell's this week.  J. H. Sutthoff, representing a San Francisco jewellery firm, was up this week.  Rev. Father Dumnd will hold service at  St. John's Chqrcta Sunday at 8:30 a. m.  Mr. Aulre and family have moved into  the house lately occupied by Mr. Kenny.  Leighton Bros., Courtenay, have recieved  car load of buggies, carriages and express  wagons.  D. Kilpatrick has purchased a|$300 carriage from Leighton Bros. It is a beauty.  One hundred new box cars came up on the  Transfer Friday morning for No. 4 Slope.  Any one wanting a fine carriage or a bug  gie, yOr a good express, can get it cheap -from  Leighton Bros.  Mr. L. P. Walker, representing the  Hardsogg Mfg., Co., Ofctumwa, la., was up  on a business trip th s weok.  at-  PUPILS   RECEIVED....   |  Mrs.' Meyer,   Sand.wick,   receives.   ���������������  pupils .for'Piano,  Singing,-French,    h  and. German.  C H. TARBEU4.77:  -DTvALER    IN-'" '\v.'!  Stoves and tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  ...-  1  GORDON    MURDOCK'S . ..  ^^S9nmmm       \  IWFPV  Single and Double Rigs to lel^     }|  ���������at���������  EeasonaWe Prices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St^  CUMBERLAND,    B.  O.  *******^mi*i***mmamwmw������mmmimmmwtm^m*mmm^m*mmmmmm^mmmmwmimwmim^m^mm*m  Espimait & Uanaimo Ry.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  71  I  v V  F  OR   SALE   OR   RENT,   a house   on  Maryport av.enue, also a lot of furniture  at reasonable  terms.    For particulars   call  on Alex. Grant,  Com.  STJXTDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. ]: X. Wn.LEMAR,  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usualhours morning- and evening'  Epwonh League meets at the close of  evening service. Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. VV. Hicks, pastor.  The Maude, 'Danube, Miowera, and  H. M. S. Egeria took in coal at the wharf  this week. The latter is on her way to  Honolulu.  Fok salt:.���������A sot of Cbwrnber'a 3Sncyclo-  pedia. This is the last ch ancj to get this  set. Such a low price for this class of books  was never heard of here before. Call and  exauiiue theji at News Office.  The Jap who some weeks since disappeared with Mrs. Grant's gold watch was  caught in Nanaimo, brought back to Cumberland and given free lodging for seven  months.  W. Wesley Willard went down to Victoria this week en route to Vancouver,  where he will represent the local Court at  the convention of the Independent Order of  Foresters, June 1st.  FOR SALE.���������A number of  young pigs, different sizes. Berk-  shires. '        Wm. Lewis,  Courtenay.  VICTORIA TO "WELLINGTON.  No. 2 iv-iily. No. i Saturday,  A.M. A.M.  De. 9:00  Victoria De. 3:00.  "   9:30 OoldsGream ^... "   3:29,  "   10:19 Shawnijjan Lalt��������� .... "   4.U  "   10:5S Duncans i-AS  p-m. p.m.  '*'   12:30 Nanaimo ������ 6:0&;  Ar. 12:15 Wellington ,,,.. At. 6:2flT  WELIilWGTOlNT   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Saturday.  A.M. AJtf.  Do. 8:25 Wellington Be. 3:1ft  ��������� V   8.-J6  Nn-naimo "3:23;.  '" 10:0:1  Duncans  "'   4:37'  " 10:.t2 Shawn tear) Lake  "V 5:08v  '"11:33  Goldacream ���������...-���������  5..5������'.  Ar. 1200 m,       . ..Victoria.. .....Ar, 6 25 p.m.  lloduocd rates to and from all points   onr  Sal.iu-days aud Sundays good to return Monday.  Kor  rates  and   all   information    apply at  Company's Ofticcs.  A. DUNSMUIR, Geo.XL. COURTNEY.  Pkksident. Traffic Manager-  YOU HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE-  SATISFACTION  BRING IT TO  ���������?''l  81  ���������x*S 1  I  m  71  !?  ST.   GEORGE'S   PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services  at  ii   a.m. and  7 p. in.  Sunday   School   at  2:30.    Y. P.  S. C. E.  tneelb at   the  close   of evening   ;   ���������,. T  T, ...    .,    Ti  .*       ,  J   Otturawa, I.  service.     Rev. VV.   C.   UODDS, pastor.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.���������At Union  Hotel:  Muiler, Union Wharf;  Police   Officer,   Na-  naii/)0.    At     Cumhei-laod     Hotel:     J.    H.  Sutthoff,     Sau   Fi;\nci������no;    T.   P.   Walker,  Tho?. Hooper, Viofccria,  Stoddart.  ���������   Opposite Waverley Hotel.    ;k  mum.  "'HI  m  I am agent  for the  following  reliable. ) f|,  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The Loaulon and Lancashire. {fc  James Abbams. ������  A  WE     ARE     PREPARED.,  f  TO   TURN  OUT   EVERY    '>  THING   IN   THE    LINE     '  Ol?  JOB   PRINTING   TO  W   PLEASE THE EYE- AND  ~W   SUIT  THE    TASTE    AT   ,,  #  ^sr* reason;.*, bl e    priq.es  Mil  ' ill  <   ������������������'  .*���������' .-���������������

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