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 /.  i * v  (of  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND. B. C.-TUESDAY,   MAYogth. .'900.  TO THE ELECTORS OF  Gocnox district.  i r  i������ -  ; i *������  Groceries, Silvocea Herring, 2 lor  25 cents. , Tomato Catsup, 25, cents  a pint. , Worcester Sauce, 2 for 25 cts.  Flour and-Feed.', Shorts, $1.00  per sack./. Bran,3 70 cents per , back.  Chop, $1.46 per sack.  Dry Goods.  . Gents"  Furnishings.  Cloihing.  ,    Boots and Shoes.  He still allow a discount of 5 per cent*  for   CASH  jgw m* ^a TC������T I . lTC������i  crift  61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C. ���������,  I -    I        ,- OF ALL7KINDS.                '  '         ,. |  '        &     A-ontsfoi McCorn.ickHnrvest.in?.-Waebinery,'   , .    |g  8     Write for price- and particular*.    P. 0. Oiu- er oM. g  r^zj������&3G&^*&e^^ &2&te-  ���������**?.  Ir'/:-  CHINA   ���������  ATT1NQS  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  ������  English Linoleums  -  -  -  6   9 ?i.nd 12   feet wide from   50c per sq'uare yd up    &l  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths," $1.00 and $1.25 per .quare  yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES OF OUR GOODS FREE ON APPLICATION.  Weiier Bros.  B     C  VICTORIA,  We have a few left and must clear them  out at Bargain Prices. Crockeryware, Glassware, Tinware, Agateware, Woodenware;  Hanging Lamps, Hall Lamps, Table Lamps  etc., etc., at  GENTLEMEN:���������    /..  At, the urgent request  of a  large number of electors, I consented to allow my name to   t>e placed  in nomination for "Parliament, and  having   received   such ^nomination  by an  almost   unanimous vote, I  have  much pleasure in ��������� soliciting  your  votes  aud   influence in   the j  coming elections': - If elected, I will  oppose the present  Martin Government, running on   non-party lines,  being     prepared, to' support    any  good measures that may be brought  ' forward for the benefit of the Province in general, *nd this'Distiiui in  particular.    As^regauls  my   more  local p;atf.-rm,   I    wili:'  1. Urge upon the : Government  the need of keeping upland .assisting Farmers' Institutes and Agricultural Societies by' larger appro -  priations 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. - .   '���������  ��������� 2. Tiidnk Road.���������I will use  every endeavor to have this road  completed and put in goo.1 order at  an eariy date, between Q,ualicum  and Courtenay. ���������     7 .-  3. District Roads:���������I will ask  for larger grants tor our .roads than  have here'.ofuro been./granted for  the Dis'riet.     ���������    ',  A. Resident "Physician.���������1 ������*iR-  be in favor ui a  Go verb ment grant  lor a .-./esi'deiil   pliyVuciaiiXfor ' the  northern p trts of the District. ' -  q Police Protection.���������I will  use my mtiuence lo t-ecure better  posicu p'r.'teciion for ihe outlying  ji.-rirjiib oi the Ditt ict.     7    -- > ,.  G. Union and Comox District  Hospital.���������I will a&k for a grant  (speci.l) io build and equip an  operating r.icm for the above hospital. .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 wilJ  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.'  9. Additional Mails.���������There  being communication by steamer  twice a week by Nanaimo 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 heeds of  the District.  10. Creamery.���������I think a Creamery would be to the advantage of  the, District, as the Comox valley  is eminently adapted for. 'dairying.  And will assist the farmers at any  time they may desire to establish  the enterprise.  11. I will use my influence to  have the Com jx Dyke, between  Comox and Courtenay, put in. proper condition.  12. I will urge upon the Government the advisability   of establish-  . ins a High School in' this district.  at all times ready to  meet you in  discussing matters of local interest.  Yours faithfully,  , '    LEWIS MOUNCE.  ;Cumberland, B.C., May 11, 1900  OUkToWN "PEBB.Y."  Topical Song.at" tVviaoria L������t N.ght  To following topical hit   wa* ' made by  Mr. Bradburn (King of An-a^n) at the  presentation   of  "Black    Mantles    last  night, and'took the house by siorm:  In Comox there   nnce   lived   a   vesat.le  creature,  Who'd ueddled bootlaces and shoes;  He said to Joe   Martin:   "I'm  happy to  7    meet >ou;, ' ,     '������  I'm broke, so I've nothing to lose.  '-Looks   clever." said Joseph,' "I'll' give  him a folio, ���������  ( ,  ���������'Twill nil up the gap in my men;,  But when be resigns   and   goes, m  ,   '   ��������� elusion, , '  ,  , Oh! shall I be popular then? ,  For I want to he popular, popular,  popu-,  Ur     ." '        '.",'.���������  Woishipped by women and men.      ���������  If my cabinet fills with our own   Perry  "    Mills,' " '     ���������  Oh! shall I be popular then ?'  LOCAL ITEMS.  '.r\  into se-  tr'i  ���������Times,  >?/H  THE CANDIDATES.  C, J. Moore's,  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  Nanaimo, May ' 26.-The   following is a list of   nominations ,from  various districts: ��������� '. , '  Nanaimo   City-Ralph    Smith.  Labor. ' A.   Stewart   Yates,   Gov  Gilbert McKini<el,rCom  North ''Nann'imo���������John   Bryden,  Co.n, rJohn,l)ixon.7W.W,'B.Mc-  ���������Inpes, Ind. , ' \  South Nr.nai'mo���������Jas. Dunsmuir,  Opp,    Joliri Radcliffc, Laboi^^" '  '    Albert A...AV. Neil.'. Jas. Rfd-  -ftod: Gov.:;' Jas:.H.,i;homp86n>Con,  .Cmvichan���������W. Ford/Gov.': C..H-  Dickie, Opp. ���������  South'   Victoria���������Ebertsj     Opp.  San������sW. Gov.' p  - .Victoria Citv���������Brown," IVckwitb,  Yate-.  M������rtin,   Gov.    llelimcken,  Turner, Hall and  McPhillips, Opp.  Esquimal'-Biganston,   ;Fra������er,  Gov.     Hay ward.   ' Higgins,    Ind.  Poolcy, Opp. .  ' Vancouver-Jos. Martin, J. McQueen, H. B. Giimour, Eobt Mao"  pherson, Gov.   Francis   Williams,  Wm. McLean, J������s-   I>ixon'   Lab^*  F. Carter-Cotton    Pro.  Party.    \V.  H. Wood, J. F. Garden, C.   P. WU  son, R. G. Tatlow, Con.  Revelstoke, Thos.   Taylor,   Con.  A. McCrae, Lib.  Steveston-Thos. Kidd, Prov.  Party. Duncan Rowan, Gov.  Wilkinson, Con.  Westminster-J. 0. Brown.  Gov.  R. L.'Reid, Con.  Chilliwack-G. R. Asliwel 1, Con.  C. Munroe, Peoples.    A. S. Vedder,  Govt. ^ mt  Nelson-Jno. Houston Prov.  Dr. G. A. B.Hall In L F.Fletcher,  C������Dewdney-R. McBride, Con.    C.  Whetham, Gov.       ' .   .'u.  Kamloops-F. J. Fulton, IncL F.  J. Deane, Prov.   Av^P^ne^v.  East   Kootenay-E. _ 0. .b-m.h,  Gov. J.R.' Costg.ron, Con.    ..Win.  Fernie. Ind. ' ,     ;  West   Lillooett-Alex. 'Lochcer,  Gov.    R- B. Skinner. Ind.    A.    W .  Smith, Tumerite. .   ���������;  Easl LiUooet-Robt. Graham,  Gov. J. D. Prentice, anti-Martin.  Yale���������& W.   Beebe,   Gov.     V,  Murphy, Opp. .  Rissland-C.     H.    Mackintosh, |  Con        Hon.   Smith-Curtis    Gov, ,  Delta-Foster, Barrie and Oliver.  7   Comox-L. Mounce, Opp.     Jos  McPhee. rwn   Ind  Slooan���������Keen, Opp.   Giecn, lnct.  KKooS:^ATtr^,      Con.  ^^-sroro^ord,  Cariboo-Hunter  -   Mark your ballots on  June '9th  thus, L. Mounce  X  Mr. J.   P.   Davis   endowed  the  , News      with ���������    some       excellent '  early' cabbages,     "Sutton's  Little  rGeui,"'for which   we   thank   him.  He has sume beautiful tea  roses in  '  bloom. ��������� ;  Mr. L. Mounce, our next member  f >r the  Legislature,.is highly satis-  fied with his reception in the north������ .*  era parts of the district.     Many of.^  the voters theie are personally,well  acquainted with him, and any one  who has been associated  with   Mr^  Mounce in any business   way  will'  undoubtedly--support   him.    Ti.e  assurance   be   has   had   from  all  points he was able to .visit assured   v  him of a very large majority among,  his lumbermen ,-feilow. craftsmen,, .  From most reliable reports, he wih   '  also have large majorities in Comox,,   -,  D'enman, Hornby, Baynes   Sounds  and this place.  -    > , - -     <��������� : A    'f:-jAi^  It is not' often that a persons falls *   '"* ��������� c>~  45 feet from a trestle to, the ground '"  and lives, yet Mr." E.  Parkin  last  week fell,from this height at -Union;,.   .,.,;^  Wharf, and is now progressing **yvV; \-iS^|  orab'ly towards recovery in twe,hos^;^v;,^|  pital here.   . It seems that he slipped  and'fell from the top of 7a coal car^s  S*-ruck on the edge oi  tlie 7 trestle,,:  and fell from.there to the   ground^ ^  Dr. Staples was  soon on ' the spot^ ,.^A^  and'after temporary treatment" hadV.A..^^  trie fufferer removed,to the hospital-y,-; ������jf  heie, where at'last accounts, he   ia, ;.; ;^|  doing as well os can7be hoped'  fpr^   >' ^  He i������ a son-of Mrs. Wrri: Parkin, of v;. ;;v_|  Comox.'.'-   '      (.; j,'i���������x��������� ;,;^7.. :,-fj?$\  -" ATlady .driving   in'-Comox lasi ;-:;^;a  /weekwas-.met by/someone..driving,;i:;-^  on the"wrong .s'de," who .'shouted te?;..-���������  'hei she avis wrong.    For the :bene-.>- ;  fit of'those who,' do 'not know/ w'-^  , mnSf inform   them   that   in- , this, .  ' Province,  ''the   right   side   is. the f  wrong, and the left sideis the right ;  ������de.''    Turn to the left when meet- '  ing Another rig.    To the right, when  passing one going the   same way-----,  at your own,  risk   however.     The-  overtaken ng has the right of Ayay.;'  When the- Mayor   of  the   town-  takes to "firing locks" he should", at _  least practice first so   that  he-  wiU  beable-tohit somewhere   near tha  mark.     Our    chief     official,    one  night lately, when   walking along,  Dunsmuir Avenue,   was   bitten by  a dog.    At this he   waxed   exceed-  "wroth,     and   hunting   for  a  ���������r>i  AJAif,  " iVI  rrl'H [  .' .0 r  ' i ',. 1  ;.*r?  .'J-.^i  'X  and   Rogers,  toing ,   local        ^"^^Tand Jones, Pro. P  a  position  and \ WPP-  mg       stone succeeded, after some groping  intnedark, in finding one and let'  fly He missed the dog, but struck  its owner (who he could not sce:  standing in a doorway) fair betweeiv  tne eyes, smashing his specs and  cutting his face a bit.  COUNCIL MEETING.  Present, Mayor   Carthew,   Aids.  Cessford, Calnan and Willard.  Minutes read and adopted. .  Communication   from III Doney,  e licence,  desiring   refund of am--  unt   as     he   hud     n-.t 7 applied  licence in business.     Fib'd.     ���������  Fr.>ni F. Puidy, re donation to.  sports on 24 h. Motion carried that.  Council donate $25.  Motion carried that Clerk write  for red ensign t r ball.  Partridge & Waller's tender for  Uails accepted at $465 pe^eg  Moti. n carried that 300 feet X  hose be ordered and 1 hydrant  Notice of motion given by Aid.  Walter that'P." M. G. Ottawa be  petitioned f.r better mail service.  Some Uiscusi'on took place as to  leaky state of city hydrants.. It  was thought possible that they were  not set deep enough in ground and  orders were issued   te   have   ba^  bared to allow of   proper   exammt  I ation.  m atS*v^ws*j=sj Tr  THE  OLD TRUNDLE  BED.  (I-  li  ^  Yv  Oh, the old trundle bed where I slept when a boy!  Whtat canopied knight might not covet the joy,  The glory and peace of that slumber of mine,  Like a long;, gracious rest in the bosom divine;  The quaint, homely couch, liidden close from the  light,  But daintily drawn from its hiding at night!  Oh, a nest of delignt, cfrom the foot to the head,  Was the queer little, dear little, old trundle bed!  r  Oh, the old trundle bed where I wondering saw  .The stars through the window and listened with  awe  To the sigh of the winds as they tremblingly  crept  Through the trees where the robbins so restlessly  slept,  Where I heard the low, murmurous chirp of the  wren  And the katydid listlessly chirrup again  Through the maze of the dreams of the old trundle bod!  Oh, the old trundle bed���������oh, the old trundle bed,  With  its plump  little  pillow and  old  fashioned  spread,  It's snowy white sheets and the blankets above,  Smoothed   down   and   tucked   around   with   the  touches of love,  The voice of my mother to lull me to sleep  With 'the old fairy stories my memories keep  Still fresh as the lilies that bloom o'er the head  Once bowed o'er my own in the old trundle bed!  ' -���������James Whitcomb Riley.  * How tfie Judge  Lost His 6ta5fe Boy  Showing How Unsafe It Is  lo Judco   by Appearance*  By W. R. BOSE.  |U<������-:������^v:-<^:v<s>*<j>tt^  1 s i    ."'Th'e  judge   stood   on   his   front   porch  . .   .lighting-a cigar.   The iron r gate clicked  and a,boy came up the walk.   He was a  boy just verging on citizenship���������20 per-  , ���������  -"haps, tall strongly  built, sunburned ahd  |,fji..,clear eyed. "His clothes were very plain,  " his^ hat an ; ancient  soft one,   his  shoes  o ��������� ''cheap and elunisy.  ,'.; ",;-MGood morning, judge," he said with a  respectful nod."  ..   He .paused ,for ,an  answering recognition'. ;The'judge looked down at him over  -.the.i -blazing -match.  ���������y<  3y  "Good, morning," ,'he said a littlo short-  ant a  He  >-y,i'A l^'Judge;" Said th'e boy, "do you wj  tlUiaan of.aJJ^workV".-  f''"l"Xo-"''sai<3' the judge,  "I  don't."  ���������.;v.s'tared'keenly'^at'the boy.   ''But I want a  ^"boy. who ,cau  care  for  my  h'orse every  rV. morning and evening, and keep an eye to  /'the, tidiness 'of the place.   Yes, and if he  '-"'stays long enough he.-ll have'to look after  ;J7ih'e furnace, too, and keep the snow clear-  ��������� '-Jed;away.'The boy I'm. after must be here  ' vat 5:30. in the morning and get his work  , "d'one and be goiie*at..7:30 o'clock.   I don't  , ).-,,want an idler, about the premises.   Tho  {7 la������t .helper-I  had w.'is a worthless, guz-  i'sling5 scam p.   I" gave him $(5 a week.   I'll  ' ;give the fright kind of boy the same."   Tie  "paused'.and,.stared tdown at tho boy bo-  ���������"fore'hiiiiV. "Want the job?"  ���������V'.-^ 'ti i&fci^'isaid !������he 'boy.  ' ^ "Understand horses?"  "I was brought up with them."  ..   '���������'Any. references V"*,   >   ���������  ' *"N5; 'sir." '     ;  "7\("Take off youif-'h'at."  ;.:': The boy.vremoved his������ancient head cov  ering.   The judge loo,kqd him. over.  :'-"Tll  tiy'you,"' he ;suid.'   '"'"    '  6:30 this-evening and get the stable key."  "'' "Hold on!" cried the judge as the boy  thanked' 'him" and   turned   away.     "You  don't..loo^lilvo  .1  boy who could  settle  d'dwn to steady stable work."  J'That'will hot prevent my doing it well  while..I'm at it,"'said.the boy, with a  smile.* *  "���������Judge Edward Bingham was a busy  man. . He,,thought little about hi.s new  employee.' ' As the days passed.be knew  that .the Horse was well cared for and  that.the., grounds were kept' in excellent  condition! Only once or twice did he  ek't&h sight of the boy.  So September wore away,-and early in  O'ctober "important business called the  judge to Washington. He was to be  gone .two weeks, and his-absence would  leave'his wife and'the maids quite alone  in .the big.-house. It'was a suburban  0 ho.nse on'~the( college rjdge and not close  to<vits nearest'neighbors.  "1 don't like the' idea of leaving you  alone this.,way," .said the judge to his  wife7 "There shored be a man in the  house. -'-Too ,mjlny rascals are infesting  the town." .  "Don't'worry about that," said his  , wife.;'"-I^-have arranged-with Zlcurj' to  Bleep ,iiit.ythe little, room over, the back,  porch."' 7   '. ������������������  "And who is Honry?"  \ "Why,  Henry  is the hired boy7    He's  stout and 'strong, and  I don't believe he  is afraid of anything."  "All right," said the judge. "Perhaps  that's the best we can do, but don't forget to keep an eye on Henry."  When the judge came back, he found'  his wife well and everything apparently  all right.  "Your letters were reassuring." he  said to her at the breakfast table, "or 1  should have worried a good deal. "Every  time I picked up a paper and road of tho  daring robberies- all over our neighborhood 1 thought of you alone here."  "1 didn't want to startle or distress you  afttjr it was all over." said his wife, "but  we did have a visit from burglars, my  dear." ���������      .   . .  "What"'-cried the judge. "Did they  get anything?" '   ' '  "They got something they didn't bargain foi-,"-laughed the lady. "But. really, Edward, it wasn't so terrible. I didn't  for a moment lose my nerve���������though the  shooting did seem a little startling."  "Shooting!" cried the -judge" "Was  there shooting? And" when did this happen?"  "Last Wednesday night," replied bis  wife. "I was awakened by a slight noise  in the hall. I slipped from bod and ran  to the door and opened it. By the dim  light I saw Henry stealing toward the  stairway with .a stout stick in his hand.  He shook his head when he saw me and  waved me back.   I listened and could hear  faint noises from the floor below.   Henry  disappeared down the stairway.   A  moment or two later there was the sound of  a fierce struggle, a   pistol shot and  the  noise of running feet.- Then Henry called to me.   'It's all right, ma'am,' he said.  'They've gone, and nothing is missing.'   I  dressed and went down.   It appears that  there were three of the ruffians.    They  had   entered   through  one  of the   parlor  windows.   They had the silver packed in  a  basket  and ' were  ready  to  go,   when  Henry<> pounced  on  them.    He had   been  reading with tbe door of his room open  and fortunately heard them."  "And the shot?" said the judge.  "The ball just grazed Henry's shoulder  ������nd buried itself un there in the door casing.   But .Henry managed to  batter one  of the robbers pretty thoroughly, he says,  and I guess he is right, for the morning  paper says the police found a well known  burglar early Thursday morning lying behind a hedge on Congress street in a helpless condition."   '  "Henry is a brick!" cried the judge.  "Here, give him this," and he tossed his  wife a $20 bill. >  "I don't think Henry would take it if  he thought' it was given him as a reward," she said, as she folded the bill,  "but I will use it to-make his room more  comfortable and attractive. I have asked  him to occupy it right along."  One day early in.December the president of the col lege'Called upon the judge  and asked him to act as one of the judges  in an intercollegiate debating contest thai  was to take place in the college hall tlie  following Saturday night. The judge  would, represent the home college, and  Albion, the competing college, would  bring its own judge, the two to select a  third. Judge Bingham consented to act  and was glad to oblige his old friend,  the college 'president.  "You're  an   honorable  man,   1   kno.w,"  laughed the president as he arose to go.  "or 1 shouldn't have dared to select you.  You might be prejudiced, you see."  ' "I don't understand,"' said the judge.  "Why," explained the president, "you  are to decide which of our three representatives is the school's prize debater,  ...and Jone of" the boys tells me you have  been very kind'to him. But I canonist  you to be. unprejudiced. I'm quite sure."  And he hurried away. '  The judge was puzzled. He couldn't remember befriending any of the college  hoys.--The president must have got things  mixed.  \ There was a great concourse of friends  "of 4>bbtli* sides in attendance upon the debate. The hall was crowded. The judge  and his fellow umpires,-seated on the  platform, looked over a sea of eager  faces. He and his confrere from Albion.  Dr. Richardson, had quickly selected  Congressman Bennett as the Ihir.d judges  and the audiepce gave them unstinted ap--1-  plajjse as'tliey stepped .upon the- stage'."7 i  -It, was.a--.spirited debate... One ;'6f 'the-  leading' questions of the rday 'had been,  chosen, and it was exhaustively'treated.  One,.after ,;anotncr''lhe debaters ;spokc';;  ancl^fih'ally AI.bion's:third''dia'inpion arose  to demolish- tlie'.euGmj.'s -wall of carefully  welded .argument's.    ^ ' .-~ >   -  LfiT"was' a neatly dressed  boy,  with  a  lie smiled faintly. "The bounds of Attic  oratory can never he compressed within  the narrow limits of a stall." He took a  step forward. "God bless you. my boy,"  he cried, as* he pressed the lad's hand,  "I'm proud of you.'" He wheeled toward  his wife. "I begin to think." he said,  "that you knew more about this ambitious youth than you ever let come to the  surface." ��������� ,   '  ."It was a confidential matter," laughed  the lady.   ' ���������  "Never mind," said the judge. "We'll  start in anew. What profession have you  decided upon, my lad?"'  "I want to be a lawyer," replied the  boy.  "Good. You will enroll yourself in my  office tomorrow. When you graduate in  -June you will come diiect to me. In' the  meantime you will remain ��������� my > guest.  Wait���������not a word. Any arrangement you  can make with your fellow conspirator  across the room will meet with my approval. In the'meantime li shall insist  upon being your banker. Each week you  will receive an advance on your future  salary. Stop, sir. You must let me have  my way in this. What are we on earth  for? Can't a childle&s old man have a  little satisfaction out of his money? I  tell you, my lad, it's all settled. Let's  drop the subject. You are tired. ' You  have had a. busy day. Good night, and  God bless you."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  JINGLES AND JESTS.  Those Bandits of Sea.  Bandits of sea, a dissolute band, ,  Held up I'rince Hal of the old vatcrland.  Took all his shcl:ols, his trinkets, his wheels.  When they bad firnliad, they lock to their heeli.  Ho, Kais-er Wilhelm, what think you ot uiis?  Doe=r.'t it jurike'.you as somewhat amiss?  One oi yoyr family, with hands high in air.  Waiting   around   while   the   thugs   touched  - there!  him  Wlio Is  Vice President?  .' This question, which a subscriber  asks, has probably puzzled many otlie'r  persons. There is no vice-president of  the Unite* States. When Vice President Ilobart died, the office, became vacant and will remain so until March  4 next year.,  But tbe succession to the presidency  is carefully provided for.*. If President'  McKinlcy should die. the secretary of  state, "whoever be may ,bo. will.: if'eligible to the presidency, at" once qualify  as president. , ,-  If for any reason the office <5r" secretary of state should be vacant in 'such  an emergency or its incumbent be as  yet unconfirmed by the senate,or under impeachment, or not constitutionally eligible to election as president,  the succession .would pass to the secretary of the treasury, aud so on through  the cabinet in an-appointed order. ,   '  Prior to 1S8G. when the present law  regulating tbe succession was passed,  the president pro tempore of 'the Senate and the speaker of the house of  representatives were next in order of  succession to the presidency.r-.Youth's  Companion.     ,,  Bandits at sed, away to your lairs!  Broad is the fcoowliliat tlie emperor wears.  Uide while ycu canon your ill gotten wheels;  Itiot in liquors and gaming and meals.  'Nemesis girclolli hcrs-elf for the chase;  Xitnblu she is when she s-tarteth tlie pace.  Uaridils of sea, oh,  luuile and pack;  William,  the war lord," is hot on your track!  ���������Cleveland I'lain Doaler.  Picltcd Too Soon.  ,A devoted, Cleveland uncle took his  very small nephew out in the country one,  bright day, not long ago. .and his friend,  .the farmer, suggested he should go out  .and hunt for eggs. Of course the small  nephew went along. The uncle knew  'where to go, and, though ,he is fat and  scant of breath, managed to, gather a  number from all sorts of hiding places.  Presently he stopped and picked up a  bantam's egg.    The small nephew saw it.-  "Put it back, unk," he shrieked, "don't  oo see zat one isn't ripe yet?"���������Cleveland  Piain, Dealer.  A.V It  Is   Witb  Mnsazijie   Poetry.  , "How is that speech?" .asked the ponderous statesman.  "Fine.    It was concise: lucid and inter-'  esting.     You made every point  perfectly  clear."    ��������� .    ' '-        , "      -   ' '  "Do you mean to say you understood it  right away?'1' ' ��������� ���������   \   <'  "Yes."-. . r     '   '  "Well. I'll have to take it home and rewrite itrthat's all. if people fully understand what y<*i have*to say the first' time  you say it. they are. .mighty liable to think  you're not deep."���������Washington Star.  Steam" For  Trnln .Kobberi.  ;.   Everylocomotive that, is bujlt-.in the  west nowadays;.has the. tkiw-'aritibandit  attachment.  .     , ^   .   ,  On all the new engines of. the'-'D. and'  .li. "G. railway .are iron pipes, extending  along the roof of the cab aud counect-  these,  perceptible  ing. with   the   boiler  pipes,   without, making- a  Through  Knthryn'8 latent Fad.  Of all pretty, pleasing-pictures  That, my eyes e'er gazed upon,  - It was ICathryn. when I saw her  With a snow white apron on.  Mixing up 6ome.dnintyf dishes.  As she scorned my doubtful  look.  Saying, "When jou're asked to eat, sir.  You n'lay then reproach the cookl"  Since Miss Kathryn has been going  Some weeks past to cooking school,"  Where I hey mciMire the ingredients  Of a pic "by nuniio iu!e, ���������      '    (  She will sit for.Migurs reading.  Feasts, she says, for me she'11.cook.  Till at times I-want to, cremate, ,   ���������   .. ���������  Not the cook-r-oh,; no-plhetuook!  ,, . ��������� '���������''      '" "'   i  ��������� Boston-Globe.  A Good ]:Mi������]>'k Troubles.  Of a good  bishop,  returning    from  the Lambeth conference of last summer,   a   second   ministerial   sttfrv    is-  told.     The sea was very rough,   the-  ' weather     unpleasantly   stormy,      the  good  bishop,   whose  maiden passage  had been made in journeying over to  Liverpool,     felt    wretchedly   ill    and  nervous.      lie   hardly    knew     which  distressed him most, fear of possible-'  danger  or  the  fact  that  the  men' in  the engine-room, which he had recently visited  in search of more accurate-  and   definite  information^ than   he   or '  his fellow passengers possessed, were  swearing  horribly.      The  good-natur--  ed and secretly amused captain of the-  vesscl endeavored to reassure him bv  playing     the    one    'circumstance    off"  against the  other.       ��������� ' i  "I'm   very   sorry   they're   so   -profane,   bishop,", he declared  earncstlv,  "but 3rou may be certain that there's  not a whisper of danger while they'reswearing  so   badly.       If  they   feared  danger in the least���������and they're ver-������-  quiclc    to- scent   it,   I  assure  you  ���������  they stop  swearing  on  the  instant.'"  ��������� .But  the  bishop found'it  impossible-  to  altogether   overcome  his   nervousness,   even   with   this   encouragement,"  and  an  hour   or  two   later,, the    sea,  still   continuing   rough,   .the' captain,  found    him    hanging   anxiously   over  .the gangway,  eagerly listening to the-  men's voices  floating up from below.  "Thank  heaven!      They're   still    at  it,'' he was 'heard to niurmur,    as a  ' particularly  horrifying breeze of profanity   reached  his   ears.   ���������  1  i  (J  familiar,about the'boy's appearance, and  the judge'adjnsted hi.s spectacles over his  nearsighted eyes in an attempt to recall  him. He .was certainly a bright boy���������a  very bi'iglivt boy.  "A natural 'orator .at last," whispered  Congressman.'Behpett iii'the judge's ear.  " The boy swept along with his argument, hammering down his opponents'  pleas at. every period. lie did not rais^e  his voice: he made few gestures. There  was no theatrical effort to catch the audience. It was-'all, clear, convincing, well  rounded. logical.' ...  The judge'sighed deeply. as the boy  reached a brilliant . finish and a wild  wave of applause swept through the  room/' ���������' ."-  He looked down at tho card in his  hand. This"'must be Henry Ashcraft.  Who was Henry Ashcraft? Where had  he met him before?  Five minute's after the debate closed  Congressman -Bennett informed the audience that the local college had been declared the win'ii'cr. Then be checked the  applause and. added that the judges  unanimously agreed that Henry Ashcraft  had carried olf the highest individual  honors of the contest.  As the judge turned to go the college  president met him with outstretched  hand.  "1 see." he smilingly said, "that you  went right ahead and picked the very  boy I warned you' against."  The judge's wife was waiting for his  return. lie looked at her keenly as he  came ia. ������������������  :  "What time does that boy Henry get  in nt night?" he abruptly asked.  "Never later than 10 o'clock." she answered.    "Is there anything wrong?"  "Yes," said the judge, "there is some-,  thing wrong."  He took a cigar from his pocket and  stepped out on the porch. As he was  about to light it the gate clicked.  "Is that you, Henry?" called the judge.  "Yes. sir."  "Come in this way." - -  The boy followed him into -the house.  His eyes were shining, and his face was  flushed. The judge pointed to a chair.  The boy bowed to the lady and seated  himself.   The judge remained standing..  "When 1 hired you as my man of all'  work." he slowly said, "I didn't ask your  confidence. Probably I would have repelled it if you had offered it. At the  same time it would be a relief to me now  to know that you had tried to.confide in  me."  lie paused a moment. The boy looked  across at the lady, who smiled back at  him reassuringly.  "I am not a hard man," said the judge.  "I'm only forgetful. I forget sometimes  that I was once a friendless, homeless  boy like you, struggling my way-up. discouraged at times, but never quite ready  to quit. How I used to long sometimes  for a kindly word or the clasp..of a sympathetic hand!" The judge paused again.  "Well," he finally said, "it is quite evident I must look for a new stable boy."  would effectually cook anything living  that happened to be on tho tender 'or  the front end of the,baggage car. The  diameter of the pipe is VA> inches, and  a single second would drop any man  who tried to stand before it in.action..'.,  The steam leaves the .pipe at'a'temperature of about 7f>0 ^degrees.' hot  enough to have the'toughest of outlaws'  cooked by the'tiuiO'thVtrain could be  brought to a standstill. It will quell  the "ardor of these gentlemen who make  a specialty of holding up engineers  from tbe tender.  Tramps are lightiug"shy of this railroad.���������Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  \,     ..Vjf'A Street Incident.  Quidf'sis a flash the man snatched her  purse and was, off' wi'ih it. -Directly lie-  hind her, not 20 yards away, stood a, policeman who had witnessed the crime.  She ' turned to'.- him, crying frantically.'  '"Robber.'robber!"    m,   ������������������ _>.        ,,  In a few -moments the policeman stood  beside her. "'' ������������������ ",?  ,"'  "Say!" he cried.    "Don't you yell 'Pub-,  ,bcr' at me!"  His indignation was'but' natural. ,for  was it not his duty, after all, to see just  such things?���������Philadelphia Press.  Queer Requests to tlie  President.  For a week or ten days before  Thanksgiving the 'president received  many letters asking for tho wishbone  of the turkey that graced his board upon that day. Several asked for the  right drumstick, but nobody asked for  the left. This is unexplained, but there  is probably some superstition connected witb the turkey's right leg. It is a  curious fact, too, that nobody wrote  either for the wishbone or the1 drumstick of the Christmas turkey.���������Chicago Record.  Dc'R'niuy D������y,  Wen de lainy day , .  .  lie rain away "'.'-'  , On do tfreen, ro'of house      . (.    .  'Whnr' do vi"let; .slay," -' ���������  Dq sweet'Font h w'in' .    .  lie up'en s.ty, ,���������-.,       '��������� ��������� ,.,  I'ril'brosirdjt rain    ,     ���������>     '     '  F'urn yo������ dress some dayl"  En do sun he 'low,  \Ez he inak his bow,  "Yo' wu/. mijrlity thirsty  Anyhow;  En so is 1: en what 1 say  Is���������I'll drink dat rain  Fer my dram some day!"  ���������Atlanta Constitution  Tlie  Part  of Daiig-?i'.  "No." the ' Kentucky man answered;  "1 am not mixed up in any feud whatever!"  The woman,,his wife, shuddered.  "Then in carfe of a shooting you would  be an innocent bystander!" she shrieked  ag.-mizedly.  Th<> thought of being left a wk'ow overwhelmed her. and she swooned away.���������  Detroit Journal.  Schulous  Bodit'S Spiral.  It has been known for many years  that certain nebulous bodies were  spiral in form, but it has been reserved" for Professor Iveeler of the Lick  observatory to prove through the medium of photographs that this is the  normal shape of the majority of these  bodies. The result is of the greatest interest in connection with La Place's nebular hypothesis.���������Indianapolis News.  Swords May Be Abolished. .  The suggestion of- substituting, a  Martini-Metford carbine for the sword  an officer usually carries is being larger  ly discussed in military circles. The  objection against the sword is that,  when inarching through hilly country,  it hampers an officer's movements in  getting over rough ground, while a carbine could be used: as a walking stick,  *hus being a great he'.D and sunoort.  ���������but  To tlie Rescue.  Said Lady Jones to Lady Brown,  "1 feel deep sor.-ow with  Our old esteemed compatriot,  The gracious Lady Smith." -.  "Of course," said Larly-Tompkins,  It's this that  puzzles-trie:  With Lady-Smith in siu-h distress.  Where can her Lord Smith be?"  Then Ladies TompUins. IJrown and Jones  To The'Times otlice ran.  With resolutions scoring- tliat  Inhuman, beastly man.  ���������Philadelphia  North  American.  Casnel coal was once used as a substitute for candles because it can be cut into  blocks or strips and burns with a clear  yellow flame. Its real name is candle  coal.'  A Warning  to France.  "France has taken forcible possession of Kwang-Chau-Wan bay."  "This may be one of those cases  where she'll find she's trying to Cbau  Wan more than she can swallow."���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Trifles  of Trade.  Chemist's Assistant���������(Jowl gracious! ������  have kept that woman . waiting three-  quarters of an hour. 1 forgot all about  her prescription.  Chemist ��������� Vou will have to charge tier  a good, tall price in order to make her  think yon had a lot of trouble in mixing  it up.���������Tit-Bits. ������������������:���������'���������'���������  Helping:  Others.  He had little time for pleasure,  He had little time for play,  He had wagon loads of dollars  An.J kept busy every day  Telling others who had money  . How to give the'same away.  ���������Chicago Times-Herald.  Vi������-\vis of. :i Hoy Kins-.' ,  That  the  boy King  of Spain   is     a  keen observer,', and at the same' time-  pretty' much  like  other  boys  in     one-  particular,  appears from an' a.necdote-  of  him   related   by   a   friend,   of    ' his  French  tutor.     During'one' of the re-*  cent  tremendously     hot Madrid   days  the,tutor dictated to his exalted pu-  "pil an exercise in which occurred ,the-  phrase: "She possessed in the highest  degree the distinguished manners and  the grace of  speech     innate  in  royal  princesses.'' ��������� , '   -  "The man who wrote that," ' remarked the King, "never lived at  -court;   that's  certain." ���������   . _ ,, ..  "What  makes you   thinlc'-so'?"     de-  \uianded the'"astonished tutor:  "Why, just    look,"     returned   ' jthe-'  King,   "look     at. these  royal     princesses,   look   at     their     distinguished  '  ��������� manners!'\ pointing;,,to. his   two   sis-'-'  tors",   who*5ha,ppe!nell"    to  tye     iii'-'tbjs-^  room. "   Maria, de. las'Mercedes     lay  sprawling'1- over      aL table,    ..'looking'  sleepy   and    intolerably     overheated."'  .'Maria  Teresa      maintained,,, -a     more--1  ladylike    attitude, ,but    was,,   indus-"'  triously scratching 'her head with her1 -  lefL hand," apparently  embarrassed by >'  a cprobi'em in French, orthography.  Al- .<  fonso pinched ' the     arm  of., his  elder -'  sister  and  pulled     the     hair   of'    the; l  younger.  * ^ -.  ���������  . "Oh, you' horrid boy!"     they bothw  ex'claimcd.' v  " '"There's your   grace    of   . speech,'.\ ���������  ���������commented    H is    Majesty,    '-with    a.  roguish glance at his teacher._  H \���������: ~>      ^7 ��������� '  /".        -        iJFur lS������'voii������riliN "V.������:irs.       ���������   '"  / A,, couple of diminutive "'newsboys,  lioth white, got into a scrap at the-  corner of Tenth street and Pennsyl-  ���������'vAjtia avenue the other night. They  were of abotit a size, but they weren't evenly matched by a large number of points. The kid that had. the"  science pummeled the other to a  standstill, then picked up his papers  from whore he had thrown them and.  walked off. The licked boy dug his  hands into his pockets and surveyed  his papers, lying on the pavement,  thoughtfully. A man who had witnessed the scrap walked by and said:  "Well, you got it right that time,  my son." '  ' The kid looked up, spat, pulled his  hands out of his pockets, picked up  his  papers  and  said,   philosophically:  "Aw, wot fell. It'll be all one in  a hunnercd  years."  Then he plodded on like a little  man, ready to take up ^the white  man's burden all " over again,���������  Washington  Post.   New Artificial   J'aviiic >tone.  A new artificial paving stone is  made in Germany. IL is composed  of coal tar, sulphur and chlorate of  lime. The tar is niixf-1 with the sulphur and warmed thoroughly . and, ...  the lime is added to the semilinuid  mass. After cooling-this'product is  broken fine and is ad-ded with ground  glass or blast furnace slag. Tho  blocks are then subjected to. a pressure of 3,000 pounds to the square  it\ch. , " ',  '  J. D. O'BRIEN,  BEOKEK   IN  Grain, Provisions and Stocks  Priva'e Wire Connection with all Leading  Markets. Grain and Securities Bought, Sold and  Carried on Marg ns. Cri'suondence Solicited.  Private Cypher Code Furnished upon Application. .'.'���������'������������������'-.  148 Princess St., Winnipeg, Man.  P. O. DRAWJSR 1������87.  Wliat Tliey Call  Him.  Master (taking roll of new boys)���������Yes,  and what is your Christian name?  (Corpulent youth' maiut'ains a stony silence.)  Muster���������Come, come! What do they  call you at home?  Corpulent Youth (brightening)���������Beef,  sir!���������Punch.  Alack!    'Alas!  As'they skated they looked.at the stars.  There were-a'million'or more. ���������  Their heels flew up, and .they observed  A few they'd not seen before.  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 ceni., and we will  make the yaymeut. and return the Land  Office receipt to you. Write for prices for  large payments. ���������     ~ ���������  ALIQWAY & PAmrm, Winnipeg  )  ���������I  i\  - fi  1  .i'C  M\ THE CUMBERLAND NEWS
Concerning the late Jay Gould, it cannot be said that he was lacking in fore
sight in making his will.--���New' York
World. '     -
All evidence goes.to show that'the bus-.
ban'd of Mrs. John J. Ingalls has one of
the best wives in the country; that is all.
���St. Paul Dispatch.    -
, Having sold his seat in the New York
- Stock'Exchange for nearly $40,000. Mr.
E. C. Stedman can afford to be a poet for
a few years.���Chicago Record.
i Perhaps MmcNordica had been reading' up on Professor Hadley of Yale just
before declining to dine with the Goulds.
���New' York Commercial Advertiser.'
'."' "Kid" McCoy announces that he has
' .abandoned pugilism for Wall street. For
the son of a minister this young man's
downward flight is something , unprecedented.���Washington Post.
While, touring Sicily, Greece and the
Balkans Willie Waldorf-Astoria might
pick ,up some missing limbs that  would
- assist materially- the next .pedigree specialist .he hires'in building him a 'fresh
family tree.���Kansas City Times.
A  few" years  ago 'L'ord  Wolseley "had
��� the bad tast*e to allude publicly to Goner--
,   al,Grant as "Mr." Grant, as if qucstion-
- ing. the right'of the great commander-fto
a military? ritle.-   It would'be interesting
. . to know how Wolseley -refers to General
Grant uow.���Boston Transcript.
Severe colds are easily cured by the nse(
- of ijBicklo's' Anti-Consumptive Syrup, I a
medicine ' of  extraordinary    penetrating
> and .healing properties: It'is acknowledged bytnose who have used it as being
V the best medicine' sold for coughs, 'colds,
\ and all affections of the throat and chest.,
: -'Its agreeabloness to the taste makes it a,
". favorite with ladles and children. -
���    ^ Lew   Ilohm   has  a/2-year-oId   filly   by
Kingmoor, -2.281/!. at* Friend, Neb.. ,that
' /can step a quarter barefooted in 4."�� m>c-
- ends.    He also has in training a 2-year-
old colt by Kingmoor. dam by Patronage.
'that' steps well for him.���Horse Review.
/ There  are  a   number of  varieties   of
oorns. Holloway's Corn Cure will remove
any of them.    Call,on your druggist and
' get a bottle at onee.
.The, first appearance of yellow fever
is vsaid to have been among, the soldiers
of Columbus in 1405.
. Tfcelr    Significance    In.    Aceoraance
Wltli TUeir Relative Positions.
"Chairs are great pantomime performers," said one of a group in the hotel lobby, the conversation having drifted to
nothing intparticular. "I mean," he explained, "that they have wonderful powers of expression. '
"Look at those two facing each other
in the corner.    Thc'ouc' nearest us, if You
will notice, stands perfectly straight and
stiff, wliile the other is^twistcd around a
trifle to tho right, and we know by that
token as plainly as if we had witnessed
it that they  were lately  occupied   by  a
bore and his victim.     The bore squared
lviinself in front of the poor fellow and
proceeded  to  tell  the story' of  his  life.
The victim  writhed   and  squirmed,  and
when he finally escaped the record of his
travail was written legibly in the furniture.    Now, that .pair of  chairs  by the
desk tell quite a^ different tale, and one
could almost saj- that they were engaged
in pleasant conversation at this" very mo^
ment.    Observe the confidential an'gle^ojt
the   amis.     I   have   often   cncouhtcujtfl
chairs arranged like, that, only morey3o,'
on tho piazza of summer hotels early, in
tho   morning 'after   n   moonlight   night.'
They   fairly   reeked   with/romance.'   It
would be impossible, by tho way, to place
chairs   in   such   a   position   deliberately.
1 Yon  couldn't do  it  to  save your  neck.
The efleet depends  upon  a  very  subtle
combination   of   lines   imparted    unconsciously by the occupants. .���       ,
' , "Did you ever go jnto a room where a
���poker .party, had   been   playing   a   stiff
game all  night  and  notice  the way tho
chairs stood about the tables?    In nine
cases out of ten they tell the story of the
. wind [up as clearly as it could bo done by
types'.    Several years-ago I was at a hotel iu a little town on the Texas and Pacific when a fellow was shot-in a quarrel
in oho of the rooms ou' tho second floor.-
He had b��cn   in"a party  of three  who
were "playing cards, and when I went up
to look at the scene of tho tragedy very
shortly afterward'' I  was struck at once
by the arrangement'of the ehairst    They
formed a dramatic tableau.    One hugged
the table and had evidently been occupied
by the chap who looked on.    The other
was thrust back'several feet at'an abrupt
angle, as if whoever sat there had risen
suddenly, and the third  was overturned
in at pool of blood.'- Oner could not have
asked for a /better record  of "what had
happened."���Ne'w  Orleans  Times-Democrat,            xy   .   ,.
ARE CURES.���Meaical experiments have
shown conclusively that there are medical
virtuts in even ordinary plants growing up
around us which give them a value that cannot be estimated. It is held by some that
nature provides a cure for every disease
which neglect and ignorance have visited'
upon man. However this may be, it is well'
known that Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, distilled from roots and herbs, are a sovereign
remedy in curing all ditoiders of digestion.
Be Dot the fourth friend of him who
l::id three before and lost them.���Lav-
ater. _
He who commits injustice is ever
made more wretched than he who suffers it.���Plato.
, Want and sorrow are" the wages that
folly earns for itself, and they are generally paid.���Sch ubart.
'    He 'who   receives   a   benefit   should
, never forget it; he who bestows should
never remember it.���Charron.
/V  Happiness consists in being perfectly
r satisfied   with what we have got and
with what we haven't got.���Lubbock.-
���'-;-'.Judge thyself with "the judgment of
'si'neerity'. and thou  wilt judge others
with the judgment of charity.���Mason.
Nothing more completely baffles one
who is full of trick and duplicity than
'Straightforward   and   simple   integrity
iu another.���Cotton. r
��� , Do not delay in getting relief for the4
little -folks.   Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator is a pleasant and sure cure.
If you love your child why do you let it
suffer when a remedy is so near at hand ?
,   - , Charity. ���
? Clara���At-Jennie's wedding last week,
owing to a misunderstanding, she had. to
wait at the church'1 30 minutes for the
bridegroom. '���..-- ,
Maud���Oh. well,-30 minutes isn't anything to a woman .who has waited 30
years.���K'ow York-World.
vFJale and Languid,
"'!<-     ' r-      ,'   I    ' f -.' - ^
They Are Subject,"t. Headaches,,H"��rt
7 - - Trouble, and , an Tad imposition to'Ei-
.-''     \,ert!oii���Parents Slioultl Act Promptly
v   in buclt Cases. ,. , /
w       ' XX        ��� '
~~ '"Miss Alma% Gauthi^r',   daughter^of
Mr. Adelarrt Gauthier, proprietor  of a
well-known   hotel   at   Three   Rivers,
Que., enjoys a wide popularity among
her young friends,  and   they   have recently had occasion to rejoice at her i e-
r   storation to health after a   serious illness.    When a reporter called to ascertain the facts of the case Miss "Gauthier
was out of the city on  a visit, hut her
father very gladly   consented   to give
'    the story of her   cure.    He said:���"I
believe that bad it not   been   for Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills my daughte^Alma
might now have been in her grave, and
I would be ungrateful indeed  if  I did.
not at all times say   a   kind  word  in
favor of the medicine that restored her
to' health.    My daughter's health first
began to give way several   years   ago.
At first the trouble did   not appear  to
be serious, and we thought   she would
soon   regain her   accustomed   health.
As time went on, however, this proved
not to be the case.    She grew weaker,,
was troubled with headaches,   poor ap-.
petite, dizziness and a feeling of almost
constant languor.     She was treated by"
a good  doctor,  but still  there was no
improvement.        She   seemed   to    be
gradually fading away.    If she walked
up stairs she would have to stop several
times to rest on tbe way.      She lost all
her color and her face was as white almost as chalk.    Her trouble was clearly that which afflicts   so  many  young
women entering   womanhood,   and  we
feared it would develop  into consumption.    One day a friend of  the family
urged   her   to try Dr   Williams?  Pink
Pills, and she cousented, and procured
a couple of boxes.    Before   they  were
quite'gone there was a  slight improvement in her appetite and we looked'up-,
on this   as   a hopefiil  signl    Another
half dozen boxes   were   procured,   and
under their use she day by day acquired
i. new strength and new   interest in life.
She is now as healthy a girl as there is
in Three Rivers, with   every  trace  of
her pallor and langour  gone.    This   is
entirely   due   to   Dr.  Williams'  Pink
Pills, and I am rejoiced to be   able  to
say so publicly."
The case of Miss Gauthier certainly
carries with it a lest oh to cither parents,
7 whose daughters may be pale, languid,
easily tired,  or subject  to headaches,
7 or the other distressing  symptoms that
mark the onward  progress of anaemia.
In cases of   this   kind   Dr.-Williams'
Pink Pills will  give more certain  and
speedy rebults than any other medicine.
They act promptly and directly,making new, rich red blocd,and strengthen
the nerves, and correct all   the irregularities incident to this critical period.
Sold by all dealers or sent post paid
at.50c a box, or six boxes for $2.50, by
addressing tbe Dr. Williams' Medicine
Co., Brockville; Ont.    Do not  be persuaded to take some substitute.
Tliey  Appeared .When
_, as He Wrote Them.
'"David 'Swing was "a particular man
about his 'copy;' " remarked an old managing editor as he looked over the day's
��   "Wc'uWd   to   publish   a   contribution
from him unci: "a week on'lSaturdays on
books,'   politics���anything    he ^choso   to
write about.    He ubed to write his own
headlines, and he was particular to have
them   go  as  he'-wrote  them:    Half the
time he had three times as many words
-as would fit in the column and then often
just a word or two that spoiled the whole
page from a typographical point of view.
I used to tell the copy readers to follow
,his   headlines  as   nearly   as  they'could.
One day he stalked in in'high dudgeon.
"'They've, been changing the title of
my article-again,' he said, "and I want it
' '"I  had argued  with him several times
about it,  but couldn't  make  him  understand  that type'could  not be expanded,'
cut,or squeezed.    So I said as the easiest
way to get out of it:
" 'It's tho��e asinine copy readers again,
professor.    I'll fix them.'
"When a thing can't be helped, lay it
on the copy reader is the rule iu all newspaper offices, of course. Well, the next
\reek I gave orders for them to run Professor Swing's headline just as he wrote
it, no matter what it was. The form was
like this, 'Politics In Chicago, by David
"Friday night tho professor sent his
copy down, and it hhppeued to' be a
scathing review of some newly published
books which did not meet his approval.
The next day readers of the paper were
amused and the whole town set laughing
by the professor's article under this headline, 'Some Bad Writing, by David
"The professor missed the joke, and
Eugene Field and Dr. Bristol and others
over in the saints and sinueiV corner
kt'|)t theii\ own counsel. Next week we
c.-iiiic out v\ itli an article entitled 'Some
Moie Bad Writing. b.\   David Swing.'
"Thi' joke by that time wa-- too good
to keep, and it w.-i* the last <>(c.imoh on
which the professor '-aid anything to me
about headlines."���Chicago Inti'i- Ocean.
Sabin says: "My, eleven-year-old boy had
his foot badly injured by being run over by
a car on the street-yrailway. We at once
commenced bathing , the . foot with Dr.
Thomas' Eclectrici,Oil,,wHen^ the .discoloration and swelling-' was removed, and in nine
days he could nse his foot. We always keep
a bottle in the house1 leady for emergency."
A Belter  Phrase.
Why not be np'io dateV"
In what wjiyV"
"Von just  refenedto a man as apparent |y having as many lives a<? a cat."
��� "vV,��',ll. what should I say V"
"As many lives' as the emperor of China."���Chicago Post.    ���   - f
Liydia ,Yeainans Titus is now touring
The next London Gaiety burlesque is
to be called '-The Messenger Girl."
A London theater has, a room in which
gentlemen from suburban places can go
to put on evening dress.
-Sol Smith Russell'expects to return to
the stage next full, ami will study a new
part during tho suiilmer.
W7ilton Lackaye, late of the "Children
of the Ghetto" company, is mentioned as
about to resume his starring tour.
Sol Smith Russell, is at Old Point
Comfort preparing to make a' study of a
new part for next season, when he hopes
to resume his stage work.
Five men who' served under Dewey in
Manila   Bay   haye   been   secured   to   do
parts and  lend  enthusiastic  atmosphere
j to August Pitou's new naval drama.
London is threatened with as many
plays founded on "In His Steps" as it
had editions of the book. Several more"
besides the original one, are in preparation. '
The use of "Darius Green and his flying machine" as a plajr title by David
Higgins is objected to by a man who says
he had it first; that his play was produced in 1897, and he still has the scenery and the "paper" for it.
Marie Tempest has received an attractive "offer rto return'from London and reappear in this country, where no restrictions will prevent'her wearing.tights, and
she is considering it so seriously that we
uiay* expect to see and hear her over here
before long again. - ,
-Sarah Cowell.LeMoyne will be supported by a notable company when she goes
a-starring in that drama of New York
society life. "The-Greatest Thing In the
World." , -Hex company includes Frederic de, Belleville, who played leads with
Mrs. Fitike in "Toss of the -d'Urber-
villes." * '   "      "    ���     -
The following testimonial is only one of the
hundreds daily received by the Proprietors of
Japanese Catarrh Cure. Coming from British
Columbia, where) owing to extreme dampness
of the climate, bafcarrh is more prevalent and
moro difficult to cure than in other pai-ts, make-s
it more valuable. Mr.-'James Parr, of the well-
known flrnf of J. & E. A. Fan-, Chilliwhack, JB.
C, writes: "I have been very badly troubled
with catarrh for years, and tried all the adver-
t ised renied*'cs and many doctors, but in every
case tho catarrh came hack. One year ago X
purchased six boxes of Japanese Catarrh .Cure,
and since finishing the treatment with this
remedy., have not tclt the l<jasfc sign of catarrh.
My nephew, William Bentlov, was also so bad
with catarrh that it was unpleasant to go near
him; he has also been cured by Japanese
Catarrh Cm e. Wc.kcep it for sale in our srpre.',
and know of many others similarly afflicted'
who have been cured." " *
Sold by all druggists. A free sample(will be
sent w uuy^pci'MMi saiffci'iini irom this rii��-ase.
.Enclose f-cent' stamp Address The Griffiths 6a
Macphcrsou Co.. lit Church street, Toronto.
The Polite Jbie In Embryo.
1\ little child has given us a peep into
the process by which the polite lie ia.
developed.,   Mamma   was   talking  to
Eflie about the absence of Edith from;
the children's party.
"You are sorry/',said mamma, "that
,EdJth could not come?" -   . . ���'''/ ,
Ettie replied, having enjoyed herself,
"Oh, I don't mind much."
���   To   which' mamma- rejoined:   "But
Edith is ill.'1  That is why she couldn*t,(
come.   You must1 be sorry."   Effie considered.    "Yes; of course I'm sorry,",
she said, "but it" doesn't hurt' me���Inside."���London Chronicle. -
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du time it waa a popular belief that de-
uoons moved invisibly through the ambient air, seeking to enter into men and
.trouble them. At the present day the'
'demon, dyspepsia, is at large in the same
way, seeking habitation in those who by
careless or unwise living invite him.
And once he enters a man it is difficult
to dislodge him. He that finds himself so
possessed- should know that a valiant
friend to do battle for him with the unseen foe is Parmelee's Vegetable Pills,
which are ever ready for the trial.
Sadden Tnkins Off.
Morrell���This life is jretting to be a constant rush. Even death seems to come
quicker than it used to.
Wytte���True. There's the interesting
case of 'a mau ,1 knew���buried one day
and died the nexr.
Morrell���Got that twisted, haveo't youV
Wytte���No. Thi.- man was an undertaker.���Philadelphia Press.
Minard's Liniment Cares Garget in Cows.
Gooil Clieer.
"Now tell me, doctor, candidly. Is
there anything really the matter'with
my wife?"
"Yes. Her vocal cords are sadly affected. .I'm afraid she may lose her
'-'Say, drop in on your way back from |
the office and chat awhile,  will you?
Things have been going badly with me
lately and   It's so comforting to  hear
you talk."���Chicago Times-Herald.
Minard's Liniment Cares Colls,'Etc.
' Love Lliflit.
t   "Omod." whispered the dark romantic
maiden, ''what.is the light of love?"
"The light of love," murmured Onied,
with'a faraway look, "is generally,the
pas turned down to a mere blue spark'."���
..Chicago Record.	
linari'. LiMinent Cnres Diphtheria:
Human  Limitations.
Professor (Jarner tells us that monkeys
are perfectly ���capable of learning the
French language. Does this attack the
Darwinian ^theory? Certainly there are
; plenty of men who cannot learn to speak
French.���Boston Budget.
Minard's Liniment Cnres Distemper,
Lively   Sansaerea.  ,
' A  stout,  jolly ^looking C2ernian.<. carry
ing a dog in a  basket  that  bad,a small
hole in one end, boarded a-street car the
other   day,   holding   the   ventilated   end
pressed against his coat.   The conductor,
anxious to enforce the rule agaiiibt carrying   dogs,   suspiciously   asked    the   man
what he had in his basket.   With a great
spluttering of broken English, the passen
jjcr protested that he had been to market
and that the basket was tilled  with sau
At this; critical point of If is narrative .n
���shrill yelp came from the interior of the
basket. Tbe German, however, wii* equal
to 'he emergency. "Py gi acious;" he <��\--
cl.limed. "Dose sausaires haf come t<> life
a I ready, ain'd it!" lie i-anied the d;'.\.
and the conductor permitted him lo ride.
��� Philadelphia Re'-nnl	
Headaches Kelieved in One Minute.
Griffiths' Menthol Liniment relieves
headaches the minute applied. Apply it
to the forehead acd temples, then inhale
freely in the manner directed on the circular around tbe bottle. No other remedy
is so valuable in the home as Menthol
Liniment.    All druggists, 25 cents.
the most durable
on the Market.
After a man passes HO all that he has
to look forward to is an ache in a hew
;>l:ice.���Atchison (..'lobe.
''"���   iM'iike*hU't ��� .Wedding", KInjBf��.
Curious instances have been cited
where makeshift substitutes for the
conventional wedding ring have been
utilized during tlie marriage ceremony.'
One such instance occurred some time
ago .in a nearby town, where the ring
w-fis missing. Nothing better being
available.:;iiS! a substitute, a curtain
ring w;is used, nnd on still ..another occasion (lie ring handle of the church
key was utilized. A couple in this state,
used in such an emergency a ring
.'formed from the outer edge of a coin
and which had been .carried by some
one present as a curiosity.
A gallant best man came-to the rescue at a recent wedding, when the ring
was not forthcoming at the right time,
lie drew from his tie the slender stickpin that had been ��� adorning ��� it,������ and,
bending the wire into ring shape, handed tlie improvised-wedding ring to the
distracted groom.
A horseshoe nail bent to the shape of
a ring is said to bring a great deal of
luck to the owner, and the lead cramp
ring worn six centuries ago has given
place to various rings now worn to
prevent and cure rheumatism.���Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
There is no disease caused by germs that
Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills for weak
people "will not cuke permanently and absolutely. Rheumatism, nervousness, poor
blood, kidney complunts, dyspepsia, female
troubles, etc.. all yield positively to these
wonderful pills. 'Lhe greatest blood and
nerve remedy ever known. Only 75c a box;
25 cents a small boxttf all druggists, or from
The Arnold Chemical Co., Limited, Canada
Life Building, Toronto.
There is a time in every man's education when ho arrives "at the conviction
���hat envv is ignorance.
1, ^ Which neither heat nor frost affects. 4
PAfter 9 years' trial customers class it superior -
to all other roofingr   Highly recommended at
Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition, 1897-8.      . ~-
W. G. FONSECA, "%��3��*��
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Unexpected   Keply....
Here is-a sample of the "breaks" that
dignified, abnormally self appreciative
men.-sometimes make when they undertake to be facetious and "talk down" to a
younger generation. A certain physician
wlin has seen'"more ih.-in one family experience, the 'standard ailments through
three generations \v,.,- recently called to
attcntl a. woman'\yho has employed him
when in.need "of-a. physician for the last
25 years. On this particular-visit he closed her mouth on a clinical thermometer
and strolled around the room while it
was doing its work.
Stopping before a picture'of Rosa Bon-
heur's donkey he remarked in a would be
funny manner to the daughter of his patient, "I suppose this is one of your
"Yes, sir," came the reply straight from
the shoulder; "it's our family physician."
���Boston Transcript.
Woman's  Way.
Her love proved false unto his vows,
And, while her heart was sore,
The maiden vowed that she would drea
In simple sackcloth evermore.
But she married a rich banker soon;
Ilcr wounded heart did quickly heal.
The sackcloth that she's wearing now
Is a very handsome sack of seal.
���Chicago News.
Hale OM Age.
Sad to oee people
advanced in yean
ache, Lame Back,
Urinary Troubles
and Kidney Weakness. A hale old
age, free.frompains
and aches, can only
__ .bei attained by keeping th�� kidneys right and the blood pure.
befriend th�� aged by freeing thorn from
pain and correcting all Disorders of th��
Kidnoys and Urinary System.
Mr. Thomas Ash, an old resident of
Renfrew, Ont., spoko as follows:
"I am 72 years of age, and have been
troubled for % number of years with paina
across my back. When I would stoop
over it gare agonizing pain to straighten
up. I was so bad that I could scarcely
walk. I have taken many kinds of medicines, but got nothing^tb help me. Being
recommended to try Doan's Kidney Pills
I got a box. After taking three doses I
noticed a great change for the better,
and I can now get around as smart as a
cricket. I can split my own wood and am,
In fact, just iiko a new man. "
slv? KEITH * CO.,
214 McDermott St., 4 doors west of. Main st.,
Catalogues mailed on application. P.O. Box 333
When'the doctors give you up���Try an
Oxydonor.   It is better and cheaper than -
going to California, as it furnishes purest of
���xygen to 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, Winnipegosis, writes: "Yottr
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 xlozens of similar testimonials.
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The yearly increase of sales proves an
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it ^gy^^agre^^tttematwxMaftErt. <g  Baftaaaajj.aiifVjj.tHiBg  ^aESa^y?*sagi?^ye������g������tBgiai  -1 T-  11'*'   '< '  II;.-,."  f 7 ;  11'- '  j ������������������ ���������'  In     ������  1,7 '��������� ^  li''./' ���������  11 -J'7  hr'-v  i"1 u  1',-  J -  THE ��������� CUMBERLAND   NSO  Issued Every   Tuesday.  d...i.s mu. the h.iufa iu  full retreat towau'u  l)dU2]H-i      Col. [lushes' (Olumn   a  W.,B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  The cummin or Tne Nkwv ������tre op .u to ill  ������h-i wish to express thereiu views ou niait-  ersof public  interest.  Wnile we do m>t h-ild mirsrlvcs respon i-  Me for tlie utteiancus of conespoudeot--, v i.-  rej������erye the r gut of declining to i������������< ro  ,:on'iiiiUHK'at;ioii.s umiecessirily puiwually,.  ���������    iid alter heavy   tiring   tins Boers    tied leav-  j    >g their Uag^r   and qainlity, of st.������rea   aisd  mmuniticm      again   to-day        330     B^e>s  iue: ed fire on th<j yeomanry   and   the ������Jan  ui'ani repeated their excellent   practice ai.ti  '���������oinpflled the ?nemy   to   re'ire.   ,   Geuir.tl  \Vanen occupied Douglas.  TUESDAY,    MAY   22nd,     1000.  Our standard bearer, Lewi.*  Mi-unce. The people's candidal: .  The local man of wholly loctil interest.  WAR NEW  Cape   Town,    May   2I.--P>rit'.<������h   tron, *.  Kave arrived at Vereuiginy in the Tnnsvat'  i���������������������rth   of   the    Vaal     River.    The   hricL.  -������jross the Vail River w;>s fnund    to   be   ii  tact.     Twenty->even Fis>e Scite aud Trm -  Vi������il locomotives wen,,captured.  '     Loudon, May 22.���������Buller  "reports as follows:  "I have received the following   froa.  B thulie dated'   21st,   White   marching   ii  .   the direction   of .Newcistle,    one   of   m>  ��������� [ adrous of mounted infantry was t.nbush-  6(1 by the Boera six miles east   of' Vrvhea<  aid   few   escaped.      Total   casualties   an  a ..������ut 6ti.    I have returned   to   Nigutu   foi  aupjiliea will march to-morrow for Newoa->  tie via Dundee."  Loadoa, May 22.���������L >rd  Jtoherts report.  Id the War Office as follows:   Reports   th< t  ti>i-jg column of M<ihou eut red   Mafeking  ���������  at 4 a. m , May 18, he was stubbornly   o^-  p.)������ed by 15,00 uien on May 17,  nine   mil <  *     from Mafeking, but the   enemy were drive:  &     from their strong pObitiona after live   Ikuts  luliting.    A detachment;  of   Canadians  l>>,  a series of forced   m.\rch   reached   him   <,  moraing of lighting aud  iendured veiy valuable   assistance,    Mahou'a   casual'.ics   '.iu  Bier's losaea heavy.'-   Our  forcea   are   no������  wi tin forty mi.es of Johannesburg.  If Natal is clear   as   repotted,    it   leavt  the wly open for   Buller   to   advance   inn.  Trio j vaal co soon aa repairs. Lo   i,tilAa\    an.  mil'.  Lo idon, M*iy 22.���������It is reported tt t  W>min and children are taken ouc of 1J..-  toria for places- of safety.  Victoria, May 22.���������A sens-ition v,uk  . created here by tqe statement of ex Pren.-iei  Turner that his dismissal followed his r- -  fu������al to entertain the pressing application  of \V. W. B. Mclunes to be taken into the  Cabiuet.  London,    May   23.���������Transvaal   Govern-  tuent has given out that it has not   considered and   does not  intend  to  consider   o.  unconditionally surrender but will fight   to  tin:sii,   nevertheless  the   long   message   in  Datih his been received by the British Government in whioh Kruger seeks   peace    Ac  cording to one account   Kruger   surrenders,  unconditionally.       According to another he  aiks for teuns.  .......   "'Kimberly,;.May   23.���������About   S00   rebels  h;ire surrendered at Vryburg north of Kii'.-  berley and a lot more half way between  there and Ma.'elting Tho road is all clear  from Mafeking and all opposition in thin  district is pracically ended.  H niug Spruit Ofs, May 22 ���������Geiio al  French has crossed the Rhmaster Rive>,  north west of here, and Gieueral Ha.uiilt'n  ha* occupied Heilbron 'and rendered tin  B>������r position 20 miles in our front .untenable, but latest report'says Boers are prepared to make a strong1 restst;in.-.e ;-nd po/~  ee.su 15 guns. Fifteen prisoner?, were taku:  to-oay.  Londo:., M-ty 23 L >rd R7>! eHi is one-  uj-.-e on the adv.ii.ee. He left Kroons;ad'  . an i marched on Honing Spruit 20 mile  nt>rtli froiui hts former Testinu, Ge i. ILini������  iljon'.< inf.-iMtryarid Preneh's civalry - ar.-  ai-e-i'1 of main army.  Pesidenfc Sey nil id from H dehoino M.i\  10 an<l his di'.stiiiiti ion is not known.  D -ual-is. U-i-'H <!)������!ony, May 23.���������A forc-  uuder (r:- or 1 Warren consisting of mountc*  jnf������ntrv, i np rial yeo Tinrv and Cinvliin  arl Ilery !e!r. Roo tpan on the ni-^hf; of 20-h  7;aViu marched in two colunms under Col.  Hitghe������i nil CIA. Sptncsr. WiShin >;iv >  ittiloa >'n D.iujjln ^ fev  ahulU from the C n-  POI.ITICAL NEWS.  South Wellington   Ma\ 22 ���������A    meotinfc  *a.6 Called by  John   Radcliffe   Ust   night.  riioro uo,ie full % 230 ptople   prebC.it.'   Sev-  csial fpeakers tro i. i.u enle pUces   uioiudm i  .vlr. D.inuiiiu i", were   pieseot.     After   Rai;  .jhOe Jiad co^ciuued  hia   addieoS, Mr. Duns  iiiuir toolv ihe ll >or.     ia    lelereucc    to  th.  vlnneae q-n-atioa.     Tlii ^puaRer saiU lie ha.,  'luiiglit    LUe  Clihieae   (j[ iocL ou    lor     elevt  yiiti'a.        He tjdU   lOU^nb    it    ill    piiuclpic  No^, no*iev'er' vn }licte had Ijecii ao     iniiu:  IgaaUull ������c iiiid   coli.C DO     look.     Upoa   Locli  employ ment . s  ^de.cruicu.jiii   mteiusts   rim.  ��������� a. g 'ing to put them our. ot  hio jUi.eo Jut.  u& idol a.o tie coula i\ placo utiem witii vvlin/^  u'liiu.     (Luaa npjjiauoc).     "H'uV    iiu>v Umg?  jiidu voice.     "Fur uVcr," ou.nl   M������. Dauo  uiuir alia tUeic wu.?   a iin^   ot    ainct-iiiy  uiJO Vi.L.u ������- .      ���������  ANDRES'S BROTHiiK, TALKS.  * * '*  There is every reason *to believe that  my brother, S. A. Andree, is ui.\c. "We  ot the lamily hope aud expect lo hear oi  his appearance in North America before  .the end ol' the present summer. I .am  well aware that the scientific world has  largely given him up as long since lo*t  among the Arctic ice, but Ave have i'ull  coniidonce in the ante return oi his expedition, and our 1'aii.h is not unreasonable, ah you ohall see.  in the hrst place, let me say .that the  trip was made utter a most thorough  aludj ui ail known observations or Arctic curiums, such study covering*.! peiiod  oi' sevoiai jeais. These obtservuLioiih  were supplemented by t������\o yeais of e.*.-  pcrinientrug with a trial balioon.' livery  thing that ingenuity could ucVi<ie or that  money coUitt "puiciiaso wiu^h would adu  saioLy to the expuneis wa^ secured. Ah  Lhis tail, ui any acident to the bahopu i.1-  nousense. The trip, so iai as tlie bni-  .oon is concerned, w.\s> sile-a^ ou a rail  ,vay train, l'racticaiiy the solcdangti  lay iu crossing the ice on foot. Theit  .vacs much, danger in this, but none ,u  the air current.  as to the balloon's course: If the bal-  ioon encoujiLered.u regular current oi  air at the pole blowing iu any southerly  direction���������and. all wmds there blow  ,uiwh���������it would have been tiu.eicly ciw-  nou to some point on laud where it would  na\o almost surely been heard from within a few weeks.  On the other hand, if the balloon had  encountered any ziyzug currents aud was  thus forced to laud, it would require two  or three years for them to reach a point  where they could communicate with civilization. As they had provisions for nine  months, they had abundant supplies to  teach the eightieth degree of latitude, no  matter where they landed. At the eightieth degree there is an abundance oi  game with which to support lue/ aud the  patty had a .plentiful support of guns aud  ammunition with which to kill it.  We have positive proof that the balloon  did strike irregular rigzag air currents  within thirty hours after departure, and  this, iu accordance with the original  plans, must have forced the party to  land. This fact absolutely debarred any  prospect of hearing from them tor a long  time. -  Now, where did this landing take place?  Although the party was provided with  collapsible boatis, etc., for such a contingency, there is small probability of the  balloon landing iu the water, for two  reasons: The balloon was almost as man1  ageable as a boat, and they need not  laud for a long time unless they chose;  secoud, the entire region where reasonable contingencies 'would make it necessary to haul, if not land, is frozen ice.  The start was made on July 11, 1897,  in the morning, during a steady northeast  wind, blowiug about tewnty-tive miles an  hour. Had this wind been continuous  they would have been blown to some of  the expected points within a few days;  but it wasn't, as we shall see.  The party' carried a buoy to be thrown'  overboard as every degree of latitude  was crossed. But one of these buoys ha������s  ever been heard from.. Buoy. No. 2 was  thrown overboard at 11 o'clock on the  same morning as the start was made.  This buoy was found on the coast of  Iceland,  where it had  drifted.  The pariy also carried over thirty trained carrier pigeons, whose ��������� tails wore  stamped with the "stamp" of the expedition, and which were to be sent adrift  from time to time. But one of these  pigeons has ever been heard from. On  only 15th, four days after the start, this  pigeon Was killed, having alighted in tlie  rigging of the settler Aiken, 'near Spitsbergen. Attached to his tail was an envelope addressed ''From Andrea's Polar  Expedition   to   the   'Aftonhladct,'   Stock  holm. Open the envelope on the side  dvancfd s������������d take out two messages. Telegraph  the one in ordinary writing to the 'Af-  tonbiadet' and send the one in shorthand  by the first mail to the same newspaper."  In the envelope was no shorthand message, but ;the following in ordinary writ-  ting, which is a translation from the  Swedish:    -  July 13, 12.30'p.m. '  Latitude 82 degree 2 minutes, longti-  tude 13 degree 5 minutes east. Goo^ progress eastward. 10 degrees south. This  is the third' pigeon despatch.  AND REE.  This message was written and despatched two days after the start. "Good  progress eastward" of the message cor-'  responds rwith the other observations of  the friends at Spitsbergen as tb the general progress of the storms.  Had the storm been a continuous northeast one, as appeared at the start, the  balloon would have been 250 miles beyond the pole instead of at the point  where the message was written. >Sp  much for .the pigeons. ' . 7 -'  Then there was the polar buoy, a large-  one,   which   was   to   have   been   thrown  over  when   the    northernmost  expected  expected 1 point was reached.    This buoji  Wits picked np on the north shore of King  Karlsuind.    Tins buoy had a' receptacle  'for a message with a secure screw fastening,  but   when  iouud  the  screw  wa.s  misoing, and there was no message. Thiis  has   btfari   generally   been   taken   as.evir  ~jjf deuce fliat the balloon was wrecked, but  ik'    this "is all bosh.    Had the balloou been  . wrecked,   which   is   highly^ improbable,  there would  certainly have been plenty  of tune to have adjusted a message.    I  take it as pretty conclusive eyidence that  the party had    struck a more' oi\, less  itoady 6outh' wind, had'despaired of getting any further north,  and  in arranging to throw out the buoy had accidentally dropped it overboard before-they had  got the message screwed in.    Had  the  balloon   been. wrecked   the   key   would  'have been screwed in.  If they had ������truck such a wind, which  is common as to be probable, thej- would  have certainly landed well into, Siberia  within a few days and been heard from  at once, were it not for one fact. Such  winds are usually met with a 'directly  counter wind blowing- back from the  shore in another stratum of atmosphere.  Such "a wind was likely encountered somewhere within the Arctic circle of .the  may. ,. Such a wind blowing, to the north  would almost certainly land them some-  where within ,the circle, near- the *pule.  which indicates a territory several hun ,  Irod miles hi d ametor. .It was in th^  ,-icinity, iu all probability, that th.������y spoil.  JSlem   often   di-ess  222   t>ad   la&tc   !;,!  "without  lzriowin<r 'it* ��������� \  Em&Mtias&&BmB������jsaEs&z  \&m!m������ismmK23um&m!:*m  If you wear Shorey's CSothing"  you cannot be otherwise than cor-.  rectly 'drcsced.' '       a  s  4 Button Sack  Kilmarnoc Tweed Suits,  Retail at $12.00  ������������������������������������    I !������������������������������������������������������������������������������     ������������������III.��������� ��������� 1 ���������1.��������� ���������������������������   ���������   ���������������������������.���������������������������������������������.     I I      ������ ( 1  ��������� ,��������� ,���������.��������� , . ..     .1   ���������. .^ .I.���������. .���������. I ��������� ^��������� -.-���������        ������������������ !���������   ���������   ��������� I L ���������*.  [ "*" '  They are as good as any one wants  for* a business suit and better than  r it  you can get to order for $20.00;.   >  Sold only by the best dealers, and  guaranteed in every particular:   ', (  Not made to order, but madb to fit.  I'know onou������h of my brother's intentions to know that if tie landed aiiywhen1  ���������in this viuniy he would have started toward the magnetic pole or Hudson's Bay  m the -spring of 1898. Then, had lu  i ravelled with the same speed afi Nansen,  it would have taken him all of the summer to reach the line of the uppermost  circle shown in a geography 'map, where  he would have spout the next winter,  1S98. Then he would have another season's travelling to have reached. Rank's  Strait, in which vicinity he would be  now, spending the third winter, 1S99.  Granting this, he would still have a s;ood  poriio not' another season's travelling  before reaching a point in British America where he could communicate. It is  therefore very probable that he will not  be heard from till well into next summer.  But should he not have been able to  make as good -progress as Nansen, or  should he have gone to the magnetic pole,  he would have been delayed for some  months beyond this expectation, or until  late in the autumn of 1900.  With the information which we have  at hand, including our knowledge of the  ecccntricties of these Arctic - currents,  this is the only way in which I can account for my brother's long absence. I  do not expect to hear from him until  late this summer, but if the season should  close without any tidings from the party  I think the chances are slim of ever hearing from my brother again.  BECK GKiN'6'.  3 H J P     T O  McMILLM FUR "& ��������� W001  EXPORTERS AND IMPOKTKRS  " 200-212 FsssT-ftvE. Ndhth# sS^hhcAPGLis, kSjhh..   *���������  ���������     <  Imlwill*  Jfeufc-to. *L'If ^ w��������� J  Presh Lager Beep ���������i^^c?nJ  STEAM'   Beer,    Ale,   and    Porter.  A reward of $5.00 will'b<> paid for information  lending  to  r-omiction   bj  persons withholding or destr. yina any   kegs   Wlongii:}-   to  tins  a-ir,pany:,  iiUNHY REIFE$<,   ��������� Mavatar,   j  0  MUNICIPALITY OF THE '  ilTY GF CDIBMABD  .NOTICE.  A little boy was praying by his mother's knee that God would take care of  him during the night. He added���������"Yoti  needn't trouble in daylight; I take care  of myself then."  Mrs. Styles���������I'd have you understand  that I know a good many worse men  than my husband. t       *  Mrs. Myles���������My dear, you "must be  more particular about picking your. acquaintances.  ������������������ *,  A minister, having preached a very  long sermon,, as was his custom, some  hours after asked, a gentleman hi������ candid opinion of it; he replied that ".'twas  good, but it had spoiled a goose worth  two of it."  shirts I could get out of a yard?" asked  the Englishman. "Well." said Pat. "that  depends upon whose yard you get into."  In expectation of a better, I can with  patience, embrace this life.  A crowd is not company, and faces  aro but a gallery of picturori where there  is no love.  Money may not buv happiness, but it  will secure an imitation pleasing to most  people.    /  Tlv> light of friendship is like that of  phosphorus���������si en plainest when all around  is   d.'lTK.  Kh������ tecornfully)���������T believe he only married her  for  her  mon^y.  He (decidedly)���������Well, he has certainly  earned  it  r.ICYCLE RlDERb caught ndinR on  the sidewalk after this date will be  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  Laurence W. I" unns,  City Cleik.  Cumberland, B.C., May Str, 1900.  lil-.T OUK I'll ICES    AND   'IT.liJlS ON  Pianos a ltd   Organs  BEFORE OBDEBIMU KL-UOWtfSftli  8t3.  NGTIGE.  TO MY old friends .'and patrpns in  Cumberland and Union:  On Jnne 1ft next, T. shwll 1^ VrP~  pared to supply milk and cream,  fresh and sweet, l)iHier_egg-."&'c,  arid Volicit a rf-sum ��������� tion <vf the pa-  iron-ge so liber.,-ly accodedme  in the- past..". '  A   SEATER.  Courtney, B.G.,.May 22, 1000.  i  (Extension)  LOTS FOR ^ALE,  Apply 'o,  ml5mB U W. NUNNS.  FOR SALE���������Early cabbage and  tomitoe plan s. home   grown    and  M   W.   Waitt &. Go.  Victoria, B. C.  Tne oldest and most reliable house in the  Pi'.ivino' .  Chas.  Segrave,' I.;.;cal Ag-ent,  Cumberland, B   C  Hspimlt t lanaimo. Ry.  -������S;*Wir  strong.  C. E. Williams,  Grantham.  Steam; hip Ci y o' Nanaimo will sail as  follow*. Cill-ng a: way ports as freight and  pas.<!< ngprs may otf'-r.  Le.ive Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  '      Nanaimo for Victoria,  .Saturday 7 r������.m,  _OE Freight   tickets   and State-  roim Applv on ������oard,  GEO. L  couaTNEir,  Trafl&ce Manager -jvy������������������*���������*������������������ ���������'���������V ���������  ill u.  Giimberland,  * Headquarters for   Walipa  per, from 7^ cents'per sin  ole roll. p  If You are Interested        A  Call vand. Inspect   The-���������-***  FULL STOCK  FI^HING    TACKLE  ���������?���������??'  >  a'  **���������**������  THE BACHELOR'S OL.D CHAIR.  Jn tattered, old slippers tinit toast at the  ���������'burs ,     >.-  ,   ., ,  And   a -nigged/old jacket   perfumed  with.  <������������������  cigars,   f     -,    " <? . ,s "  Away lr #1.1 the, world, and Its���������tOils aud Its  ,,  cares,"   -' <��������� '   '  I've a ���������'sums little kingdom,up four pair of  .'   slu ra". ,      '      ���������'        ' .  y   . '  .' ���������'        '      ���������        -'.,''-  T������7inount to'tlio re.ihiuis a toll, to lie surf,  ol<ui the lire there N. bright* aud the air's  . J        rather ,pries; r  And tlie \\>'W 1 behold on :i Riin^hiii.v: day  Is-graTirt through the eUlmu; y-pota over the  way. ��������� - \' i  ,  '.This snug little chamber is--era mined iiu-al!  old knick-knacks and ailly  :io.'ki  Willi   worthier  tihl books,  And fooiio'is old oddi and foolNli old ends,  'Cracked bargain^from brokers, cheap keepsakes  from friends.  No he"ter dlv:ui need the snltan require  Than  the cienking old sofa that ba-^ka by  the lire;  And   'tis  wonderful,     surelv,   what   music  you 'get  From   the    rickety,     ramshackle,     wheezy  spinet.  That praying rug came from a Turcoman's  camp;  By   Tiber  once   twinkled   that   brazen   old  lamp;  A   Mameluke   fierce    yonder     dagger   has  drawn��������� *  'Tls  a  muTderous  knife   to  toast   muffins  upoa.  But of all the deep treasures that garnish  my nest,  There's one that I love and cherish the  best.  For the finest of couches that's padded with  hair  I never would change thee, my cane bottomed  chair.  'Tls a bandy-legged, high-shouldered, worm-  eaten seat,  With a creaking old back, and twisted old  But/since the fair morning when AFanny  sat there,  I bless thee/ and love thee, old cane bottomed chair.  1  If chairs have but feelings In holding such  charms,  A   thrill   must   have   passed   through your  withered old arms!  I looked, and. I longed, and I wished in des-  . pair��������� ������������������ ������������������  I wished myself turned to a cane-bottomed  chair.  It Was but a moment she sat in this place,  She'd a scarf on her neck, and a smile on  her face��������� .    ..  A..smile on her face, and a rose in her. hair;  '. As she sat there and bloomed in my cane-  bottomed chair.  When the candles burn low, and the company's gone,  In the silence of night, as I sit there alone���������  I sit there alone, but we yet are a pair���������  My Fanny I see in my eane-bottomed chair.  - She comes from the past and revisits my  room;  She looks, a������ she then did, all beauty and  bloom; '  80 smiling and tender, so fresh and so fair,  And' yonder she sits In  my  cane-bottomed  chair.  ���������W. M. Thackeray.  One-haif the people iu this .world are  always trying to get the\vork to do that  the other halt is trying to get out of doing,  and  hoth 'are discontented] because ,  they can't succeed. '  Chollie���������{'Are' you fond of the water?'*  Elsu���������''Exceedingly. At the mere ;bought  of  sailing   over   the   bounding   vvateifc.l,  can 'hardly 'contain   myseli."'    Ohollie-^-  '"Yes,, that's the way ii affects me/too.'"  7 Mir.. Stuhhs���������John? aren't".vou afraid  that nioihh w.ll get iu yon/ box of ei-  gui'b? sl would advise you to drop in a'  .f\v camphor balls. "\   ,t  My. feti.hh'b���������iloths? Why! Maria, my  .-igjtrs are not made of wool. *  ���������M..s. otubh"-���������\yoil. Joh\ they sm&tl  like wool when you s,moke them.  No Cause of Suicide.���������MNs Dreamier���������"Wlu-ii you btood oh the brink of  Xiagnra, and looked into the seething,  -urging, unfathomable depthes helow, did  you not I'eel that you -Would like to jump  aiV" Mir Tourier���������"No; I hadn't received my hotel bill then."  Bach���������Do you think a man who has  his way to 'make ought to get married ?  Diet���������Well, it depends on the Avife he  gets.     Some   women,   you  know,   would  object to his having his war.    *   *  "He says that after we are marriod,"  said the enthusiastic girl, -"my every wish  shall be his law."  "Yes," auswered Miss Cayenne, "I understand that the statute books are lull  of obsolete laws."  Mrs. Stevenson���������"Yet haven't the spirit  o' a mous'e. My! Ye'd .never even proposed ttie me if I hadna made ye doe't."  Stevenson���������"An' ye're richt there. That's  the wan thing aboot the hail affair that  I've ony reason tae be proud o'."  "Simpson's wife leads him rather a  pretty dance, as it seems to me."  "Yes, when he was courting her he  told her one day that she looked pretty  when she was angry, and now it has  got to.be a habit with her."  Overheard at Glasgow G. P. O.���������-Small  Boy���������"Gie's a penny stamp." Clerk  (facetiously)���������"Is it fur yersel'?" Small  Boj'���������"Naw, it's fur ma letter." And  then the electric light blinked and a  number nine grin stretched' aloiig the  counter.  She���������"I wouldn't marry you if you  were the last man on earth." Her-"You  wouldn't get the chance. I'd have my  ���������pick then."  It is more blessed to give than to re-  receive, but the majority of us know it  merely from hearsay. ���������-'./'.  Some young men would get along better if they had less point to their, shoes  and a little more to their conversation.  Old Golfer���������How many holes have you  made? .  New Golfer (who has not reached the  first green ���������Not more than four or five,  and I put the turf right back.  $50    REWARD.  STOLEN from the premises of  ihe undersigned, about ihe 16th  of April, one small red cow, 3  years old, would calf about 20th.  'Branded on left hip R. Anyone  giving inlormation that will lead  to the arrest and conviciioi#of  the thief or thieves will receive t\ e  above.', reward. (Signed) John  Connbll, Oyster River, Comox,  B.C. ml.5t4  EipitMltfe Pnaiino By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  No. 2 Daily.  o A.M.  De. 9:0) ...  9:28  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  - No. ISiturday  P M.  ,.. Victoria.... Du. 4.25  ...... floldstrcani        4:oa  ������   10:U Shawmgan Lake ....       o.39  "   10:48: Duncans. 0:lo  P.M. P'M-  "   12*24 Nanaimo 7:41  Ar. 12:40  ...7."....Wellington   Ar. T.oo  WELLINGTON   TO  VIGTORLA.  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Snturday.  AM* J * -A..M.  De. &05. Wellington Dc; 4:25  "   8-20   ..  ..'  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Subscribe   ior   the    Bulletin   and  keep posted on the war.    Price per  ; month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  FOR SALE.   ;  ABOUT 3 acres of .land,'-- with sea  froniagf, at Com >xBluffs. Hou^e  of .5 rooms. Boat house and  other oufc-houses. Good garden  and fruit trees. Apply to Mrs.  McCo������nel, Comox, or to News  Office. , ml5t2  FOR SALE���������Near Courtenay  11 acres. Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id.  For  particulars   apply   at   this  office.  FOR SALE:   Old  papers.    Ap-  plv at News Office. '7  Rutes from $1.00 .to $2.00 per  day  , " '2 a      '  - >  Fruit anfl Oiwmeiital Trees,  Kho oileu<J.O:n,'IvOstB, 'raney Kvergrrtni-  \la^iohd-,������ l.ulbs, ' lie*' crop Lawu Gras  and test<d pardon stedsfor epiioa plunting'  Largesc and mo-it c������nnplete stoci iu Wusten  . auada' Gil) aud u akf your selection- <-)  vint for catalogue Address at nursery  rounds an i  gr tuhousc (- ,  ��������� M J   HENRY'S  ^ur'ery rind Greenhouse-  \\ ostiiiiu ter Kd , Old N'o.Tjoi���������Now Xo. ."iOOO  xnm WawtJWi.'WM'iii  i      (.  i     C O TJ ~1 T T N A Y  Directory.  OOTTBTENAY  HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc  Galium, Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  ooooooooo oooooooo 5  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Livery  .A-HsriD  o  o  ���������ss    s  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Teamin  o  o  o  o  o  c  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  O  o  g D. KILPATRICK,     g  o Cumberland o,  ooooooooooooooooooo  MS FOR HATCHING,  FROM HEAVY   WINTER LAYEKS.  Beack Lan������?hans, $2  per sitting.  Black   Minorcas, $2   per   sitting.  Baired Plymouth Rocks,   $17- per  -  sitting. ,  E.PHiLLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  Notice.  LEADING   BARBER  and  Keeps a  Large   Stock  of Fire  Arms. -Amuni-  tion    and    Sporting  Goods   of. all   descrip- '  tions.  Cumberland,      B.  C;  NOTICE.  Riding on locomotives and railway cars of the Union Colliery  Company by any person ^ .)?' p^r-  sons-r-except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited. Employees are subject to dismissal for allowing same  By order  Francis D   Little  Manager.  Vfi  fir  v?\  ". ft'  ^ *  t������'sl  .'   f I  '?,  ��������� fcSl  ���������= -      'r, '-.   ^  I "1    J        Mi"1!  --i ^X������!|  ' r V W,  ' - *���������������/-*/1  - X/fii  \AA' *i  ' <' ' -5j I  t ���������? - j *������.  l  U',   ,Jf������l I  .      ...       7   -.  'a  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  thai an a}-plicalion will be made  , .tothe Legislative Assembly of  the Province of British Coluiri-  bi;i, at its' next session, fur' an  Act to incorporate a Company  with puw r to construct, equip.  ' operate and-mai  tain  a   railway  ' of standard.or sin}''othrr guage.  to be operated by steam,r electricity or any other motive pWer,1  from a point on ?Johnston Strait,  Vancouver Island, a short, dis-  tancewest1 oi^ Chatham"-/Point,  thence in a,  southerly  direction  .  by the most  feasible route,   to  a.,  ' point on'or near Upper Campbell'  Lake on the said, J-land, and;,a  further line  of   railway'from ���������'a:  point'on   said Johnston Strait' a,  short distance east of Bear. River,.  thence in������ a   southerly-direction  by the most feasible   route, to'1 a >  point on or near the  North' end.  '" of Bear Lake, and with   power;ta .  ���������   construct,     equip,   operate and  i r i i '  maintain' ne������'essarybranch lines;-  and to bu;Id and   operate  trani-"  ways  in   connection   therewith  "arid   \iitb7   power  to. construct  1  opeiate and maintain   all.'neces/;,  "sarv roads;: Tridges, waN^s; ferries^ "f^'VX.  and other works    and'   to   build    - r.o'&*!  "  ovvn and inaiiitain wharves .'and'-  dock? In   connection . therewith;1'*  a nd with power to build, construct, -  acquire, own,'equip and maintain -  ships,, steamers, barges and other  boats and vessels and to  operate  the same on any navigable waters  within the  Province-;   and   with  power to   build, t equip,  operate  1 and maintain telegraph and telephone lines in- connection with  the said railways and branched;,1  and with power to ouild and  operate all kinds of plant for the.  purpose of supplying light, heat,  electricity and any kind of motive power; and with power to  acquire the water rights, and ��������� to  construct dams and flumes  for improving and increasing  any water rights' , or waier  privileges acquired; and to build,  own and maintain saw mills, and  wood pulp mills; and with power  to expropriate lands for the purposes of the Company; and to  acquire lands, bonuses, privileges,  or other aids from any Government, Municipal Corporation or  other persons or bodies; and to  levy and collect tolls from all parties using, and on all freights passing over any such railways, tramways, fc rics, wharves and vessels  ��������� owned or operated, by the Corn-  pun v; and with power to make  trafT'o or other arrangements  'with'railway, steamboat or other  Companies, and for all other  usual necessary or incidental  powers, rights or privileges.  Dated this 14th day of March, A.D.  1900.  Davis, Marshall & Macneill,  Solici'ors for the Applicants.  J". -IR,, McLBOi:  General Teaming- Powdet  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  m ^-J^-J������z^^3^Bggg������3Bgg^B*^gSr^a7finS  i     /  . I ),  ',  /,  71  7  I '  17  'I  ���������<:*  llv  I,1!-'  \/v.  W"  lit j " :  m i  Vox  IU.  Ji.  1 4-?.-  lv 1  It !  ft!  SI  I;, i  71  1J0RTH__  (Copyright, 1803, by th������ Author.]  P'  "V,',br.t   <:���������  -o-visiJy.  He   could  foatmes ,m  yt-t a stai lit  and   he   fell  >   yr,t:    n :  rca:cclv  the   c]v>J'.  d  Ic-ol: c;.  bade   a  ���������- ?'*     he   aaked,  MstJiisuish lui  > f i ne ! all. but  !-.o in Li i hi������ ' y- ...  top   ar.j   ^pt'jiJil  le  cried,   as   ill.'-  :(!u\v   fell   upon   jj������ i  <'(id's   name,   \\hal  Lo   tell    whether   lie  the door wide:-.''  " Good   luavens !'  , light  from   ihe   wir  l::ce.      " Hulda.   in  r.i'e you fioinf? here  ft v/ass dilliculL *t  vsas not more astonished than delighted Lo pee her, but aitci an instanL of  ultd blankness he seemed lo feel that  ?iis welcome was none too cordial, and  7i)ullinfe" her into 'the room he kissed  her, grasped Loth her hands and Razed at her and then kissed her again.  ���������' Why do you take a fellow so oy  surprise !" he exclaimed, in apologetic  cenfusion. "Who un'der the sun expected to, see you here ? Why, my  dear'girl, I have betm in Hades sines T  saw' you last. I had got so low that  I did not dare claim you for my own.  Oh, Lord, you don't know what T have  suffered since I came to this accursed  country."  He   pulled'forward- the   only,   chair  which the room  contained  (except tho  one which supported  the wash   basin)  and asked her to be seated.     The dismal... hopele.se   expression    of  his   face  gradually   vanished    as   he   looked   ac  her,  and  something" of his  old  animation returned.     But, oh, what a metamorphosis   he   had   undergone    in one  short year ���������      What  a  pi'tiful,  what  a  heart-rending:    metamorphosis !      That  indescribable youthful t charm     in   his  speech  and   his   manner  had   degenerated   to   a  half-appealing,   half-cynical  recklessness. ���������   The  smile  which  formerly  lighted   up   his     face    as  with   a  beautiful inward  illumination had faded  into a. mere flicker.     His  coniplex-  ' ion, was unnaturally pale, and frequent  little twitchings of his lips, which gave  a sardonic  look'    to      his      handsome  mouth, indicated  a degree of nervousness which he had never betrayed previous  to. his ,   emigration.     His      soft  Uc'nde moustache, which   was former-  , ly    so    carefully    tended,  had-lost  its  smartly aspiring air and drooped in a  xnost  dispirited   fashion.     It   was   evi-  ���������denf   "that   he   had  not' been   long tout  :. of   bed,   for  bits   of feathers   stuck .in  .T-is hair, and he    was collarless.     The  ���������atmosphere   of  the   loom     was   stuffy  and so cold  that  his  breath  was   visible.     Of  furniture   there   was   nothing  but������ a  tumbled   cot,   two  chairs  and a  ���������plain  easel,  upon  which   was  a  drawing beard with an unrlnishert skctc'h.  Hulda had been too stunned, too'over-  whelmed by conflicting emotions to be  able to -utter a word. She sat gaz-  ,ing. in motionless amazement "at his  pale face, which yet moved nei  strangely. She felt tremulous ana illicit, no, and yet determined to rescue"  this man. whom with all his weakness  she loved, from the pit into which ho  had fallen.  He was walking up and down on the  fleer talking m a jerky and dismally  humorous .way of his many ills, am*  showing plainly how uncomfortable he  felt under her steady gaze.  "��������� This ia a blasted country," he was  saying. " People here have no mure  appreciation of art than a can has of  mustard. I made an awful mistake  in coming hei-e, there's no doubt of  that. But it's too late  now, since my high and  blankly refuses me funds  or for anything else, for  I have managed to  scantiest   kind   of   a  to   remedy  it  mighty uncle  for returning,  that matter.  scrape     up   the  living   by   selling  a drawing now and then to the various papers, and depending for the rest  upon the free luncheon counteis. 1  was just trying Lo compose an appropriate design for a new kind of soap  "when  you   came   in���������something   happy  "rvjaiil to loll y<."i idwt has happened."  and to the point, something in the  style of ' Good morning. Have you  used Pears' soap V or like "the-allusion*  to. those abnormal ' children 'who cry  for  castoria."  In spite of his jerky inconsequence  and his shabby dishabille Hulda could  not but remark that he was still a  gentleman, every inch of him. There  was something gentlemanly even in his  seediness, and she was far from seeing  anything comic in the airy loftiness  cf his manner amid such miserable  surroundings.  " Olaf," she said, seriously, looking  up at him with large, pathetic eyes,  '' I want to tell you what has happened, so that you may know how' to  act. I was to have been married to  ago last Wednesday,  were published, and  prepared for the  wed-  beggar !       You    don't  say  that   he  worked  the  .old  jet her  to  put  the screws  on  Falck a month  and the banns  everything was  ���������ding."  " The    nasty  mean  to  lady to  ,  you ?"  " No, he did nothing mean or unworthy. It was not his fault that I  could not love him. When I saw that  ihere was no escape, I got Nils to drive  me in the night to Barholm. where I  took the steamer to Bergen. That  ���������was the night before the wedding.  Now, I know from the Consul in New  York that either father or Falck is  following me to bring me back. He  may be here any day, and unless we  are married���������"  To ba  Continued.  Ontvrnrd n.������<l   Visible  Sign.  And he meanwhile who loudest:  At civic corruption rails  Common ly carries dark new moons  Under his finger nails.  ," Married !" exclaimed the young  man. pausing in his walk and casting  a glance of comic disgust at the sleeve  of his threadbare overcoat. " Well, if  you say so, by all means let's get mar-  He was about in the position of Don  Caesar de Bazan, to whom the same  proposition was made as he was pre-  pering to mount the scaffold, and he  cheerfulij- assented, since it made little difference whether he died married  or unmarried. Olaf Brun had made  so complete a failure since coming to  the United States, and being under  the necessity to earn a livelihood, that  he was at a loss to see. how marriage  could in any way deepen his distress.  It was this sordid view which liist  presented itself to his mind, but as his  glance fell upon Hulda, whose pure  loveliness suddenly smote him anew,  something of shame began to stir within him, and after having taken another turn on the floor he paused in  front  of her and  said :  " Listen to me,  Hulda.     I'll tell you  frankly   what   I   think.      You   ai*e   too  gocd   a   girl   to   throw   yourself   away  on   a  fellow  like   me.      Don't   think  I  am   fooling,   dear.     Don't make it ��������� too  har.d   for  me   to   be   honest   with   you.  I   tell   you   I   have   had    the    conceit  knocked out of me since I came to this  blasted   country.   I'   ani   not   half   the  man  I took myself to be.     I've  been  weak as a rag.    I haVe consorted with  the swine until now my money is gone,  and   even  the  swine  are  beginning to  get   tired  of  me.      I  had  the   luck   to  fall  in with a  lot of Norwegian  bummers���������ex-students   and   ex-officers   and  ex-everything   else���������who   flattered   me,  be ri owed money of me, and  threw me  over wl en they- had squeezed -me dry.  They were    cultivated     p^-'Ple      from  ChrisLiania,  enormously proud of their  gentility  and   their   learned   education,  and   scornfully     superior    to   America  and   all   things   American?      Tffey   are  the  v. Gi*st company any. man  can  get  into this eide of Hades.  -Well. I've   done  with them, but I am no more the man  I was���������if ever I was anything to brag  of,   which   I   often   doubt.      Let's   not  blink the fact that 1 was awfully conceited,   and' that   you,   dear,   by   your  love and admiration made me more so?  It  was  a dastardly   thing I  did  when  ,3 stole you away from that clerical ass  Falck,-- who,' dull '-though     he   was   as  Luther's ' catechisiit;     was  at   least   an  honest man.".  She had listened-1 in painful surprise  to - his , self-arraignment, , being deeply  touched in spite of, his whimsical exaggeration by the ' note of despair  which trembled audibly through his  light discourse. There was the old  \vini:i:ig way, the reckless grace which  had won her unguarded heart in the  days of old, and even in his self-abasement there wei*e a charming animation ahd fancy which could only mean  genius. Instead of making her waver  the consciousness that he/ needed her,  that without her all his brilliant gifts  would be lost to himself and humanity, only added urgency to her resolution. Full of, divine pity she sat,  tremulously eager to defend him  against his own accusations. But he  gave her no chance, being determined  to make a clean breast of, all his delinquencies while the mood was upon  him. If she took him then with her  eyes open, it was her own lookout, nots  his. But when he accused himself of  having stolen her from Falck her honest pride rose in revolt, and she could  keep silent no longer. *���������  "No, you did not steal me," she-said,  wiih giave insistence. "I am not one  who can be stolen. It was not "your  fault thait I loved you. It came over  me so suddenly���������the first time we sang  together. I could not tell how or why.  It is easy to talk of truth and fidelity. Father has told me all that. But  there is something that is higher than  the mere keeping of a promise. No  woman has any right to sacrifice her  life to a promise, especially^ as she  would harm rather than benefit the  man who would be willing to accept  her sacrifice."  " Don't, for God's sake, fancy I am  trying to wriggle out of an obligation,"  cried Olaf, fancying that he detected  in her face rather -than her words some  sicli suspicion. -"It is you I want to  aave, not myself. 'If I can make nay-  Beh' presentable, I will cheerfully lead  you to the altar this very day and  call myself a lucky dog in the bargain. But let me tell you once more  ���������and I will never allude to the subject again���������let me tell you tha't you  will regret taking me at my word. I  may be a worthless fellow, but I have  not sunk so low as to take advantage  of your beautiful trust in me. By  Jove, it's enough to make a man of  nie again, seeing you sit there with  your glorious, big, honest eyes gazing  down into my very soul. It is a pity  ���������it's an awful pity, dear���������that you.  did not bestow that noble soul of yours  upon a worthier fellow."  He talked on in this strain for ten  or fifteen minuses:, rather to acquit his  own conscience than because he expected to influence her action. But,  for all that, there was a note of sincerity in his plea, strangely blended  thoug-h it was with an inherent Hipr  pancy  and  vanity.  Remembering Hattie, who was promenading on the dilapidated sidewalk,  Hulda rose to take her leave after having made an appointment to meet him  again  in the  afternoon.  '" One thing more, dear,'' he ejaculated with a dubious face. " It .may  not be an important matter, but perhaps vt may be worth mentioning. How  are we to live when we are married ?  I have absolutely nothing, and you, I  presume,  are  not  exactly  opulent."   .  *' You need have no fear on that  score," she replied, serenely. " I intend to earn a living for us both with  my. voice until you" have established-  your reputation as an artist. I have  already had an offer to sing in a  church, and I intend -to spend the two  days before our wedding . in getting  music and singing."  A smile of striking sweetness broke  over-her face as she unfolded this plan  to him, and so lovely did she look to  him that the dispirited droop in his  manner vanished, and he could not resist tne temptation which her lips presented.  " I am a shabby felloAv, and I know  it.'-" he cried, with something ,of his  old audacity, " but it isn't fair to corr-e  into the den of a poor, starved, forlorn artist with such a pair of lips and  expect  their privacy  to  be respected."  THE CUNNDJG COYOTE  SOME OF THE  FOXY TRAITS OF THE  AMERICAN  WILD  DOG.   ���������  How He Evades His Enemies and  Captures' His Pre?���������Csen to Wliicli  He "Put* -His VentriioQUistie Yelp..  A  Vicious Fighter  When Cornered.  One of the interesting and typical {journals of tlie far west is the American  wild dog. lowland woli or coyote (Canis  latrans),'it being known under these and  other titles.'^While a very common animal, it1 is rarely-well figured in the books  and is made to look more foxlike than  wolfish. ; A wolf the coyote is. a lowland  form, and every' traveler through the  west who, has wandered from the beaten  paths orv visited small places knows it  well:  The" coyote is virtually a wild dog and  breeds with the domestic dog, and dogs  will often refuse to injure the female coyote. The writer observed this once on  the mesa "near Pasadena when in full  chase after a coyote with a pack of grey  and stag hounds. One of,the dogs reached the game, but instead of seizing it, as  usual, ran along by the side of the coyote,  which wa's a female. Huxley contends  that there js no material difference between the skull of a coyote and that of  a dog, and a cross bet ween v a collie aud  an Eskimo clog produces a ve,ry fair coyote, so far as appearances go. '        .   ,  ' "Don Coyote" is essentially a night an-'  imal. and my observations of the living  animal were made chiefly in the saddle  in full chase after him in tho dull ea*-ly  morning, and 1 can commend his speed,  which is. greater than that of the fox.  When the sun' goes down, Don Coyote  comes out of rhis haunts into the foothills and wanders down around-or in the  settlements. He lies in the spurs of the  hills and mountains in southern California, as in'the San. Gabriel valley, in some  safe and inaccessible point, and surveys  the country, his-vision perhaps directed  to < some henroost or the home of some  fat turkey.     '  /  At such times I have occasionally seen  him. his fur"an almost perfect protection  in its resemblance to the rocks that stir-'  rounded him. and that" he recognizes this  was shown in one instance when 1 i-ode  within 30 feet pf one, pretending to look  directly ahead, bnt watching him out of  the corner of my eye. He crouched as J  approached and seemed confident that J  did not see him imperceptibly'moving,'  over keeping his head pointed toward  me, and few would ��������� have recognized in  tho gray rock a coyote. ��������� ,  On-the outskirts of Pasadena, a city of  lfi.000 inhabitants, where my' observations have been made. 1 often hear his  weird, ventriloquistic yelp in the deep  wooded Arroyo Seco, where the wildcat  and lynx also roam. lie comes boldly up  tho bordering'street5:, evading the dogs  the best he can. now giving thorn a wild  chase, then stopping iir some vacant lot  and defying tin- town and. with head  aloft, yelping -at the moon. ,At such  times, owing to tho ventriloquistic qualities referred to. ono coyote can create the  impression in the mind,of a householder  or camper that he is surrounded by a  pack. The yelps como in such quick succession that they fairly overrun one another and seem echoed back and repeated  from every hill, rock and bluff. In this  way a single coyote will arouse" the people as he sneaks along, every doy on the  alert, yet on the morrow tho remains of  some plump turkey will'bo found in tho  road, tolling the story' of this crafty foe-  man.  In such trips the coyote is generally  alone, and I have met him on the. outskirts of the town slinking homo in the  early morning, perhaps under tho protection of the heavy fog. Often there is a  mirage,' and at a distance of a few hundred feet Don Coyote looks as largo as a  sheep looming up in the mist. Generally  lie stops, turns and stands, a rigid picture for a moment, 'perhaps wondering  what the moving object is; then, convinced that it is an enemy,' he turns and  runs for" the Puente liills with marvelous  speed. 1 give Don Coyote credit for  much intelligence, as on ono occasion at  least he led hounds and horses out of tho  way to a barbed wire fence, passing under it himself, but "witnessing the complete demoralization of the hunt as he  bounded away.  While the coyote hunts' singly in towns  or villages, he runs in packs in tho open.  and it is here, that he demonstrates his*  skill and cunning. A friend of mine observed a/pack of coyotes on the edge ot  a deport manipulating a jack rabbit.>  They swopt across the country in a line,  soon starting a hare, then formed in two  paiallel linos about t'JOO feet apart. There  was a regular plan of action, aud none of  the coyotes seemed overexcited, but when"  tho hare was started they wheeled into  eolimms. like soldiers, the leading coyote  miming at the top of his speed. After a  few minulosihc dropped to the-rear, and  a"fiesh'coyote took the lead, and this was  kept until the'hare was run down. The  eii.-KO was a silent one. The method re-  calk the wilcl dog of Australia, or dingo.  While the coyote is invariably written  down as a coward, and it is- true that  either singly or- in packs he will not attack man or beast larger than himself,  when cornered he is a vicious fighter. I  have seen one Gght off a pack, of "greyhounds, wounding them so that to save  the dogs tho hunter was oliligqd to finish  Otho animal. The coyote in this instance  had run at least .two miles at'race horse  speed and when reached by the hunters  was backed up against a rock.'snapping  his, jaws at his crazed antagonist, his'  teeth sounding like a steel trap us they  came together and taking a piece of Hesh  whenever they hit the mark.  The 'jack rabbit, a famous girdler of  young trees and an all around enemy to  the agriculturist, wjthout a" redeeming  feature, is the natural food of the coyote, which does not disdain the ground  squirrel. The coyote is also a snake eater,  even attacking the rattlesnake. ,In*a  word, he is a valuable scavenger'and an  animal to be preserved. It is true he has'  a weakness for turkeys and chickens and  sometimes dines upon small lambs on the  edge (6f .large flocks, yet the losses'are  inconsiderable compared 'to the ravages  the rabbits are guilty'of in San Joaquin  and San' Gabriel valleys and which they  would accomplish' if not kept dowii ��������� by  the.coyotel.. t        - '   '       ' ,' ,     _  Don Coyote can be tamed, and 1 know  ���������I.' one instance where a holler kept one  $|.at" was apparently as tame as a dog.���������  'Professor Charles Frederick Holder ,*io  Scientific American.   '       .  Advantage of I'oaltlon;  "Where have you been all afternoon?"  "Music hall���������piano' recital."  "Infernally tiresome, wasn't it?"  "Not at all.    1 was the pianist.  rpgo/1'ribune. /  ' ���������    <.  Chi-  WOMEN'S, WAYS.  When a woman suffers untold agony,  *"t's usually because she has no one, to  cell it to.���������St. Paul Dispatch. a    -  New wrinkles in dress please a^ woman, but a new one in her face has-the opposite effect.���������Chicago News.   \,  . A  Pittsburg  woman   waited  20  years'  for a  man.     It often  requires time and  patience and . great meiftai' anxiety,   but  the dear creatures will have us .just the,  sume.���������Denver Post.  five  Facts Hacked by Figure*. r}  The averacre gas  jet   consumes  feet of gas per hour.  The distance from- the farthest point  of polar discoA-ery to the pole itself is  460 miles.  The average height of the human  race is, for men, five feet six inches;  for women, five feet two inches"  No fewer than 2,401 patcuts have  been taken out on processes for mak-,  ing sugar and salt.  Under Spanish rule   a  chief  of income to church and state  Philippines     was   a   lottery,  yielded $200,000 per month.  source  in the  which  The-Pity of It.  I wrote some veiscs one fair day,  And it was. my cndosivor  To bring- to light some worthy-thine  Which should live on forever.  The punctuation I thought right,  Tlie lines correctly worded,  But when 1 heard it first declaimed,  Alas, the thing was murdered!  ���������Youkers Statesman.  Not   Snfliciciit  Time.  "Have 1 time to i;un across the street  and match-'a sample of ribbon?" asked  the woman of the depot gatcmnn.  "Oh. dear, no!" he repliod. "Why the  train leaves in three hours aud a half."���������  SLAVES TO  ITCHING PILES.  False Modesty Prevents Many From Seeking Advice.  Cure Yourself at Home by Using the Only        *  Actual Cure, Dr. Chase's Ointment. i  What slavery can be lnoiv cruel than that  of the victim of piles.  In misery by day, often kept from work,  and unable to walk with any case. In agony  by night, suffering intensely from the dreadful itching, which makes rest and sleep impossible, such is 1 lie lot of at least twenty-  five per cent of all men and \yonien during  some period of their lives.  False modesty prevents many from seeking advice or submitting to a local examination by a physician. Then, beside-, there  is the dread of the surgeon's knife, the only  means which many doctors use to cure piles.  In such abject misery is ihe slave of piles,  the most cruel and torturing of afflictions.  Before the discovery of Dr. Chase's Ointment there was no reliable cute for piles/no  euro that would absolutely cure any case of  piles, -whether itching or protruding piles.  Today nearly everybody in Canada and the  United States, and very many in Europe,  know of Dr. Chase's Ointment as a cure for.  piles. ���������  It is a wonder of medical science, which  has been frequently imitated but never successfully. The imitations look the same, are  put up in the same kind of boxes, and some  times have a similar odour, but f hey-do not  cure. The portrait and signature of Dr. A.W.  Chase on the box is a guarantee you will be  cu:ed.  Mr. P, C Harding, retired 'farmer, living  at 2sTiIestown, Middlesex county, Ozt., writes  as follows:--"! have been troubled with  bleeding and itching piles for four or-five  years, and suffered intense agony at times.  I bad tried almost everything, but could get  nothing that would give relief. On hearing  of Dr. Chase's Ointment I procured a box,  and it only required part of it to completely  cure me. I am recommending it to all  afflicted as I was." .  Mrs. Jas. Brown, Hintonburg, Carleton  Co., Ont., states:' "I have been a constant  sufferer from nearly every form of pi'.es for  the last twenty years, and during that time,  both here and in the Old Country, have tried  almost every remedy. I am only doing  justice to Dr. Chase's Ointment when I tay I  belief it to be the best remedy obtainable  for bleeding or protruding piles."  ��������� You can buy Dr. Chase's Ointment from  your dealer for 60 cents a box, or it will be     ������  sent by mail on receipt of price by Edman-     Unto]  HalmflPf)]   i10^*  son, Bates & Co., Toronto, ��������� flUlOl DQ11UUIQ1, P. ������.  The three great vital factors  of this body of ours are the  heart, the nerves and the,blood.  . It is because of the  triple  power possessed by Milburn's  J Heart and Nerve Pills of making  f weak, irregular beating hearts  strong and steady,   toning up���������,|  run down, shattered,- nervous:  systems and, supplying those*  ' elements necessary to   make  thin,n watery  blood rich  aiid:  red, that so  many wonderful -1  cures have been accredited to .���������[  ���������this remedy. ��������������� , .'  -Here, is tlie case of Mrs'. R.  J. Arnold, Woodstock, N.B.,  "who says: -  "I was troubled for som*  I r.time -with nervous prostration"' 1  and'general weakness, feeling  irritable, debilitated and sleep-r  less^nearly all the time.    My,  entire,' system .became ' run  down. - As  soon as I began  taking   Milburn's  Heart and'  'Nerve Pill's.   I realized that  , they bad a calming, toothing <  -influence' upon   the   nerves:  Every dose seemed to help the,  cure.   They restored my sleep, '  strengthened my,-nerves and;  gave tone to nay entire system/  I think' them wonderful."  #  i .\  11  aria.  Pills  !    TAKING THE REIN&.7    *  The horses with the British army now   ������  iu the Transvaal number almost 28,000.  "Thirty head'of trotters were recently  shipped ''from California to the Hawaiian  Islands. ' ��������� -  Palo. Alto Chimes,,.2:171,������>,  pacing,   by   "  Chimes, will probably' be out as' a trotter - .  in 1900: :       l       '     '' 7-   ...  An effort to train Minuet,  2:13%,   by   .-  Strath more, will be again madethis year..  She is of 2:10'quality if she stays sound.,  jThe  pacing  mare  Lavena;  owned   by   *  John  H.  Keith,  is queen  of the ice at"  Manitowoc,  Wis;     Lavena'is  by7- HaiaT~ ,  daUah. dam Dolly Trumbull.-'        , ;  General  Miles' new saddle'horse is a  ,great black charger.   It vvas bought from ^  a famous  Kentucky ��������� farm and  lias" just ���������  been brought to Washington.  The horses" of the Scot Grays,, now- at   -  the  seat of  war  in  South  Africa, .have  been dyed khaki .color, in order to. render,  " them less visible to the enemy. ���������      ' ^  Marie Celeste (2), -2:17^. the fastest  2-year-old of 1S9S, broke down so badly  last summer that no further effort to  train her will be made. Mr. Spier bred  her to Directum, 2:0514, and" she is safe  with "foal. * '  Abbie V, 2:1G%, the gray daughter of  Aberdeen, formerly one of "General"  Turner's stars and now queen of the  Worcester (Mass.) snow path, is owned  aud driven by It. C. Taylor, who is 72  years of age. - ,  William Murray has a very swift  3-year-old filly by Diablo at the PJeas-  anton (Cal.) track. He worked her out  to bike cart recently in 2:2G, last quarter ,  in 3"> seconds. She is out of Ruth C. by  Guide. 2:101,4;   I cured a horse of   the   mange  witb  MINARD S LINIMENT.  CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS.  Dalhonsie.  I cured a horse badly torn by a pitch  fork, with MINARD'S LINIMENT.  StPeter's, C.B.    EDWARD LINLIEF.  I cured a horse   of   a   bad  swelling  with MINARD'S LINIMENT.  ,   THOMAS W. PAYNE  Bathursfc, N.B. -    ��������� '  \1  M  Tlie  Unling  l*ns*ioii.  Wife (who lias been out shopping,all  day)���������Oh. dear, how tired and himgry  1 ami  Husband ��������� Didn't you - have any  luncheon in town?  Wife���������A plate of soup only.-   .1 didn't  feel that 1 could afford to have more.  ��������� Husband���������Did you find the hat you  want od?      " .    ��������� ���������i  Wife���������'Oh, yes. It is a perfect dream,  John, aud it only cost $28.���������Collier's  Weekly.      .7  Tlie   I'rice  of  Admission.  Mrs. Smyth (looking up -from her paper)���������What does it mean in the Wash-"  ington   news  when  it speaks  of  '.'the  lower house?"  . Mr. Smyth���������That means the house of.  representatives.-^' The senate is.higher.  Mrs. Smyth���������How is it higher? Do  you mean that it costs more to get  there?���������Philadelphia Record.  "Mac," the Scotch prefix, means son,  so Macpherson xnpans "son of a parson," and Macdonald is,the same as  Donaldson.     Fairfax  means   "fair  of  face." 7  The wild white sheep is found nowhere in the world but In Alaska, and  few specimens for mounting whole  have ever been obtained. -  Montreal. Free Bus. Am.  50 up.  E. -P. $1.00 eft.  raoiKm nv  WHAT'S  IN  AN  ENGLISH   NAME?  I once loved a maiden so comely,  Whose name was Alicia Cholmondeley,  But shortly my thoughts and my dreams  Were wandering to Wendolin Wemyss,  And soon my poor heart rose with leaps' '  To the bait oi De'ieia Pepys,  And ncoxt I was lj*fcijj in pawn  To the charms of Felicia Strachan,   0  Who piotcd but a faithless deceiver  And left me to Adelaide BeUoir.  Then ore long I implored as a boon  The lund of fair Mhrjrory Mohun, ~  Too soon to' be laid on" tlie coals  By lo*.e of Elizabeth Knolljs, t   ���������   ,,  Who caused mo to swear like a trooper  Till I met with my Madeline Cowper.  .She taught me her rli.nms were a myth,  80 I wedded a plain Mary Sniith.  ���������Overland .Monthly.  I THE ROUSING Or I  X FORD HAMPTON. !  It Was Effected With Deliberate In-  teut ou tho Part of a You tie  Woman.  Z By W.  R.   ROSE.  ^���������^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^^  o "Miss Charters," said Mr. Ford Hamp-  - Ion  to  his  typewriter,   "1  want  to  talk  'with you for a moment or, two.   (May  I  interrupt you?"  '" ' "It is your own work," said Miss Char-  Yers as she glanced at her last line and  then leaned back. "        /        \- ��������� ,  '. ".Miss Charters." said Ford, "you have  ,been, here long enough to know a good  dealt-about ���������my   business.     Probably   al-  '" most as'much as-1 do.    You know that  ��������� things haven't been coining my way late-"  " ly'to-any considerable extent.    Of course,  it ,is well  enough  to  say that  luck  will  turn; but that's small comfort and no relief  for   present, stringencies.    You- can  see\that I am struggling along in an aI-'":  , most, hopeless way because I have no  .capital to come and go on. There's that  plat iu the south end, the one, you know,  where the  eccentric "owner demands' an  ��������� immediate down payment of .$5,000 cash  before he will .sign the papers.    If I had  '*th"ef, money, "J < could  make a  very  handsome tiling out of the land. (  But. as you  know, I have written' the owner, telling  him thaf I cannot accept his, conditions."  "Yes." said .Annabel with a glance at'  . her .stenographic nottvy  y "I*" don't   want'^t'o 7'bother   you,   Miss  Charters,',with;iny h'a'rd luck stories, but  ~ if does me good to have'somebody with  whom.I can occasionally be conlidcnti.il.  '   Ancl^ now'"lV, want a little advice.    Don't  ���������,- y'ou'^thiuUfiV,would , be better for me to  ��������� ..shut- up sliop and go \back to a  salary  again?" ., .       , ;������������������*���������  '.    ".No.'.'-, said -Annabel; Charters after a  'brief pause.;"I;-wo'uldn't do that just yet.  -Itseems like running away from the Held  of battle.".   \ .' ������.'     'S-.>>  Jf -VIt seems,to "ihe," said < Foi*.  with  a  'shoVt-Jaugh:' <MhatJ the'.fceld  of battle  is  t-i"rapidly    slipping ���������nwn.'VMronr  mo. .   It  - wonld'i'L.;nal*o  much' difference  lo  yon,  <��������� Miss Cha'rters. if 1 broke'up here, would  "it?" ,   ���������  .  "No.Vl think-not." replied Annabel.  "1  ���������''suppose.I could Gnd another place.    But  I rdon!t7ljke the   idea  of,'your throwing  your hand'up in this way.    Stick to it a  littlo longer."  Ford looked at her, with a faint smile.  - "Perhaps you and I could change  places with mutual benefit,", he said.  Then he suddenly added: "But. hero, 1  might as well explain, to you' why I feel  particularly blue this afternoon. Read  that." And he tossed her a daiuty note,  mildly perfumed aud quite up to all the  social requirements.  And this was its'contents, as Annabel  qtiickly'discovorod: ' ^  My Dear Ford���������Youi letter was so very fianh  that .it fust I thought you were foolmg, but papa  assures mc thafjou are li'^ht. He s.iid th.it y������u  seemed to ha\e lost your grip. Of c-outsc you can  readily understand Hint a girl brought up as 1  have boon could scaiccly be fitted tor a poor  man's wife. I'm not a heroine, 1 know, and I  feel quile sure that hardships and discomforts  would soon bieak me down. Of course if there  was anvtiling to look forward to I would be quite  willing, to wait, but papa doesn't think, there  is. So wo must look at these facts in a common  sense way, and really I feel quite sure that the  best thing we tan do is to diop our engagement  at once. I will letum your ring by a t-pccial  messenger. I hope you will see this matter in tlie  same light tlut papa and 1 do.    Youi  fiiend,  Mlltl IM liVUSKS.  "Well?" said thdyoung man interrogatively.  "Well?" echoed the young woman.  "Can you really blame her?"  The young man "-tarred.  "You are not very sympathetic." he  said.  "I don't see that, this is a case that,  calls for'sympathy." said the young wo-''  man. "In fact. I think yon are to be  congratulated. I'm perfectly frank with  you. You have given me to understand  that my services will be no longer required. I can speak all the more'freely  ou tliis account. From my point of. view  this young woman." and she lapped the  letter with a forefinger, "has been a'  drawback for you right along. She was  on . too high a financial plane lor you.  You.kept yourself poor trying to please  her luxurious tastes. You are suffering  from late hours and shaky nerves.. I  think you \vill do a great deal better in  every way now that yon are free."  "I.'.must admit," said the young man  slowly, "that there is. a great deal of  truth in what you say, although you are  not overgentle'in the .way you break itt  to.me. My pride has had a deuced hard  wrench."  "Pocket your pride," said Annabel  Charters. She looked at him sharply.  "What are you going to do now?"   "  "Blessed if I know:" said Ford.   ��������� ������������������'���������    ���������  .   Annabel  looked  at  him  a  little scornfully.    Then, she suddenly smiled.  "I'm going to make a rather curious  proposition to you, Mr. Hampton." she  said. ������������������' "1'hi going' to suggest that you  and I form a partnership in this real  estate business and give it a fair trial.  'Wait a mornaht.' We will share and  share alike. You have some experience,  T can scrape together a little capital, and  we will both agree to put our best efforts  into it.    What do you say?"  Ford Hampton stared at her in amazement. , '        ' ' '  "I don't know you." he said. "lor  startle me. You never were like this before. How could you be so���������so docile  and quiet all these months?"  "I was biding my time." she laughed.  "But don't let us,'drift away from business.    What about my proposition?"  "I can't understand." said Ford, "how  you <-an possibly think of me a������* a partner, knowing me as well as you do."  ��������� "I certainly wouldn't think of.it if 1  didn't know 'you."'said Annabel. "Besides, you understand, you are to turn  over a new leaf. What about the proposal irvp*>"'  "1'accept it gladly." said Ford and ax-,  tended his hand: Annabel'shook it hbarl-  i'v.  A half hour later the papers we 10  ('rawn upland signed, and the firm of  Hampton & Charters was ready and  anxious for business. That very afternoon the senior partner secured the coveted South End plat, making the first  cash payment with money advanced by  the junior partner. When "she came into  the���������oflice with a cashier's cht'ck^for the  amount required, Fred looked np at her  iu renewed amazement.  "Good, friends aud good credit,", said  Annabel, answering his glance.  Then Ford went to work with a vigor  that he never dreamed he possessed.    He-  mapped and platted and bent'every energy to starting the'sale of the new allotment.   ' And   he   was   wonderfully   successful.    His energy jvas fairly magnetic  in its intensity. ' It seemed to draw people to him.    It was boom compelling.  , '.'1 didn't think I had it in me," he said  with a laugh to AnnaboLat the close of a  particularly   busy   day,   "but   I   fancy   1  have guessed the secret.     My energy  is  all due tothe fact that  I  am no longer  'working, exclusively   for   myself.     i   am  working for you too.    You own'an undivided   half  interest   in   my.-best  efforts.,  aud that's what-keeos' me a-going." ,  ,    A-nnahcl bent over her desk "with a little blush.  . , ' ' "  ���������  "Well.- and   how   do  woV stand   at  the  present moment?"  It was a question she often asked him,  presumably because/it delighted him-to  answer. V  "l5xceIlonlly."'hoi laughingly answered  "In ')*i\ months we -will, be ahlo-Mo pay  back'the''money you borrowed, and I'm.  perfectly confident that wq-"will have everything, cleaned up by the eiid of say 15  month's. '.Then the, balance of ,it will be  our q'wn'velvet."    * 7 '   .  -  "Good." she cried;,,'"_very good indeed!  You, see', I wasn.'t'mistaken iu you.' All  you iM������edcd;,was an arousing."  "1   inet.-\Sliriam .Barues.oh the  street'  today." said,Ford!     -   :   ^'\A  Aimalfeldoolccd .upa-little anxiously.  "Yes,"''she 'said,   "and   Miriam  smiled  mured.  A half hour later, as they were walking  toward Annabel's boarding place, she  suddenly stooped him.  "Walk slower." she said. "1 have a  confession to make. I want you to know  that I went into your service full of tin-  idea of marrying you. It was all wior.g  of course, but wait until you learn tho  circumstances. .Perhaps you may have  heard your mother speak of an eci-emi ic  trii'isd of her girlhood days whose name  was Cameron. lie was very peculiar and  had the idea deeply roofed in hi<-<n;ind  that he had lemaiued single on voir,  mother's account. He was my initio, and  I wa< with him when he dii'd. In alumst  the last sentence he spoke lie Ueiiirod me  to come here and do my bust to marry  Jennie's son. as he called you. I promis  cd him I would try toy,gratify hN wish  He had done so much for me. 1 hope !k-  sees and knows that all is vwll." She  paused a-moment; then she h'iihcly added :'"Bul now that you know the depth of  ���������ihy underhanded plot let's change the  subject. Whore are we going on our  wedding journey?"  "Bui. dearest, dare I go away?" cried  Ford. "There's the'Sumuii'l plat. What  ^vill the owner thinlyUn run nwny m the  midst of mv preparatory labors?"  ,' "Pooh!" said Annabel softly. "I'm the  owt7<r>v."���������CloToln'hil' Plain V>������nlor.  CROCHET EDGING.  THE  VULNERABLE AGE7.  Such  I  on you  V"  "She did," 'laughed  Ford.    "She gave  ,mo one o|,her old  bewuchers.    1  guess  papa- thinks a'h'ttlc bolter of Fordic."  "And you?"-inquired Annabel.  "Oh, '1 *gave" her, one of  my courtliest  bows  nnd   passed   right   along.     There's  (no fascination in that quarter now." ,  Annabel looked up with a smile.  '*^Ye  mustn't hug th" shore too closely." she abiuptly said., "We can begin to  take a lew chances'.    \Yo want Miriam's  paua to increase his good opinion regard-'  ing  us.     What .do. you   think  of  taking'  hold  of'the  Summer tract-in  the   East  End?"      A.   ^ '   '���������'  "W,hat?" cried Fold. "That gilt edged  paradise! Why. we couldn't touch it  with a circus polo. Don't you know'that  there are 200 acres ofat.- with a good half  mile.strung along the avenue?"  "Good time to open it up. isn't it?" inquired Annabel.  "Splendid," replied Ford.. .."But'what  of that?" ���������",  7 -   .'  "That's something."  laughed Annabel.  She paused, a  moment.4 j "What do-you  say to handling it on commission?"  '   "Gioat." cried Nord.    "But can wc?"  '   "I think so.    1 happen to know that the  owner has conlid6nce .in our little firm."  "The owner lives out of town," said  Fotd.  "Our fame is spreading," said Annabel.  A week later Ford was busy making a  plat of the famous Summer tract to submit to the owner. He.worked at it with  a wild enthusiasm. Iler(e was a piece of  vacant land that-.hadn't its equal in the  county. The lots would be snapped up  like w ildfire.  Never was there a greater change iu a  man. Ford bad lost his iistlossncss. lie  labored 'ike a Trojan early and late, and  hard work thoroughly agreed with him.  The linn bad been "in existence just six  months, when he came into the office late  one afternoon, his face glowing, his eyes  s-nai uling.  Year tho   E:iclt������;]c?r  onsl  .1!a:d! a  I'ositj'otHts   illntriiiiouy.  The most dangerous ago for a bach  elor is under 20'/;: to be accurate, V.C'3'o.  as; the registrar general dijly puts 11 in  his statistical, return jr.st issued. The  most 'joyous and**delightful age for a  woman is'something over 24'^���������nl.oO  That is Jo say that it was at those pro  eise ages that the average bachelor ol  last year and the average maid became  one.  The bachelor, however, grows more  wary year by- year. He was older in  JSDS than iu 1S07 when ho Toll into' the  toils.- The average bachelor was mar  fieri in 1S97 at 20.30 yours of age. quite  .05 less. The girl'.Moo, .litis to wait lou  got* now than she used to. She was .0."  of a year younger in 1S!)7 when she been me a "wife than iu 1SJ1.S. As for the  people who marry as minors, they are  rapidly becoming a xamshod nuinber.  among men at least. Eighty-four ou:  of every 1,000'husbands in 1S74 were  married under the age of 21. and so  were 227" out of every 1,000 women.  The. boy husbands have come down to  31 per 1.000 now: the girl wives have  dropped to 170 per rl.000. .There have  not been so few boy hud girl marriages  at any time since 1S31.  Of tire total marriages of 1S0S. 42.751  p'ersous wei;e minors.    Of these, there  wore 2 girls. 14 years;' 10. l."> years: lo^  10 years; 5 boys., Hi years; 0)i4 boys? 17  yours: 1.190 girls.'17 years, and :}.'HM  boys and 0,204 girls ^S.years.   Over l'n  the   girl   wives   run   into   the   teus  of  thousands, and  actually  n'earlv   19,000  youths of 20 years were married.  r  There has  been a decided  slump  in  widowers and widows of late.   In 1S71  IMS hushhiuls and  100 wives iu every  l.OUO  wore   widowers  and   widows  respectively.    Things have changed since  then.   There were but 98 widowers and  159 widows in every 1.000 marriages in  IS9S.     The   widower,   by   the   way.   is  more obviously dangerous to the sus  ceptible heart of the opposite sex than  the   widow.   ' It   is. to   be  ooted.   how  over,  that  when  tne  widow selects a  ja'-holor as a husband she takes a man  nearly two years 1km* .junior: when she  chooses   a   widower,   her   husband   is  nearly  live years older than  herself.���������  St. Louis Konnblio.   Year of tbe Great Trek.  "That," he said thoughtfully, referring to an event of the past, "happeued  tho year of the groat trek."  "What year was that?"  "When I moved from (he North to  the South Side."���������Chicago Post.  A Simple and Durable Trinamine For  While Goods. <  Make a chain of 4 stitches..   Turn.  1. Five doubles in center of chain.  Chain 5.   Turn'.  2. One doulile on each 'double of shell  with 1 chain between, 1 double under  5 chain of shell.   Chain 5.   Turn.  3. Five doubles on center double of  shell, I double under .*> chain. Chain 5.  Turn.     ,  ���������i. Oue double on each double of shell  with 1 chain between each. 1 double  under 5 cj.iain.   Chain 5.   Turn.  u. Five doubles on center double of  shell, 1 double uAler 5 chain. Chain  10. .Turn.    "  G. Oue double, 1 chain on top of each  double, 1 double in 5 chain. Chain 5.  Turn. r  7. Five doubles on center double of  shell.' Chain 5, 3 doubles under chain  10. Chain S,,3 doubles in same place.  Chain 3, single in 5 chain. of fourth  row7. Chain o. Turn.  - 8. Single in ccnter-of 5 chain: Chain  5, G trebles with 1 chain between each  under' S chain. Chain 5, 1 single on'  center of 5 chain. Chain f>. 1 double  in each double of shell with 1 chain  between each double under ,*} chain.  Chain 5.   Turn. ;  9. Five doubles on center double of  shell. Chain 2, 5 - doubles under 5  chain. Chain 4, siugle in center of  next chain. Chain 4. 2 doubles between  first 2 trebles, v skip 2, 2 doubles iu be-  tvreen next. Repeat from * around the  shell. Chain 4, single iii center of  chain. Chain 4, 5 doubles under next  chain. Chain' 4, single under 'first'  stitch of second row.    Chain 4.   Turn.  10. .Single in "center ofechain. Chain  4, single in center 'of shell;' ,Cliain 4,  single in next chain. Chain 4. single  in next Chain 2, 3 doubles,, with 1'  chain between each double 'between  the first and second doubles of shell, *  skip 2 doubles, 3 doubles-with 1 chain  between each. Repeat from * around  the   shell.     Chain- 2,   single   in   uext  "Met  Papa Panic"* just now.  lie crirc  "and p.ipa e.iine ai   fut- with both hands.  ��������� It was really lau.-<iJi:!ble."  "And Miriam?"  .   "She wasn't  with  him  today,  but  I've  Keen her several times lately."  "Are you quite sure you are proof  against the old, fascinations?''  "Quite sure. The more I..see of Miriam the more I admire you."  -J:Io blurted it out thoughtlessly, and  then, as .lie realized the bluntnoss of the  remark, be turned toward her quickly.  Her eyes were fixed upon the paper lie-  Core her.  '"You look tired." he gently said as he  moved nearer.  "I am tired." she answered. "I really  think." she wont on slowly, "that I will  have to give up the business.���������altogether.  You are started now and do not need me,  and I think some of going away."  "Going away!" ho blankly echoed.  "Why., what, would I do -without yon?  You've made me the man Lam. You've  put new life into me. I���������I can't spare  you." He looked at her with a dazed  expression.  "Oh. yes, you can." she said. with, a  ghost of a smile. '"You have learned to  .walk'alone very nicely. All you uceded  was self confidence." ;'���������   ��������� .  He came a litt/e closer. :  "Annabel." he said very softly, "I���������I  will not ask you to stay here as my partner, but as my wife."  She lrnked up at him with glistening  eyes.   Then she faintly smiled.  "The revised arrangement is in every  way   satisfactory,"   she   demurely   mur- 1  No  ������'E(h"  In   It.  Miss Ascuiu���������You didn't roaHy refuse  him?    I thought you loved him?  Miss Lisponard���������Thertainly. Tito L  do. But he athked 1110 point blank lo  anther "yetIf or "no." and of courth it  wath eathier to thay "uol"���������Philadelphia Press. ,  CROCHET EDGING.  chain. Chain 4,'single in next. -Chain  4,> single in sliell. Chain 4, -single in  next. Chain 4, 1 double ou each double of shell with 1 chain ^between each,  1 double under 3 chain. Chain. Turn:  1 11. .Five doubles on center double of  'shell. *��������� 5- singles in��������� center of nexf  chain. ^Repeat* from *- until shells are  reached., - Chain 3, single in center of  shells. Repeat from *r around'the fan.  Repeat from first to second "��������� in this  row*. Chain 4, single iu first stitch of  first row.   Turn.  12. Five singles under first chain, 5  singles under next, v 8 doubles under  next chain, 1 single under uext. Repeat from " uutil tijre arc only 2  chains left, f> singles, in each of these.  Chain 2. 1 double with 1 chain between  on each double of shell, 1 double under  5 chain.   Turn.  The last row of each scallop after  tho first is joined -?\by 3 singles under  first chain. Turu, slip sfitcb in center  single ou opposite scallop. Turn, 2 singles in same chain with 3 singles. 3 siu-  gles in next cliaiu aud repeat from '*  once. The rest of the scallop is same  as tho first, says the writer who gives  these    instructions  World.  in    The     Ladies'  WIiih  !l������.  I'ni} t'd  (.'or,  story   is tohl  ol   two  wortliv   .\e  laud .'deacons..' between    whom  a  feud bad'jo'ng existed concerning  ��������� A -  Lag  bitti  r  some  contested ' point.     .Neither   would  give  in.  utid  the  matter ''threatened' iu  be   banded   down   10   the  next   genera  t.ion.  when oue flay  Deacon Smilli 'ap  pea rod before liis. enemy and solemnly  said:  "Brother .Jones. It is a shame that  this qimrrel of ours should tiring sc.-i;i  daLupoii the church. I have .'prayed  earnestly for- guidance 111 the matter  and have come to the conclusion that  you must give iu. for I cannot'"  Ready Kor   tGiiiers'eatclcs.  The German Avar-department. >' is  said, actually keeps in stock duplicates  of all the bridge's in the empire cpnsid  ered likely to be damaged or destroyed  in ease of war. and, what is more.��������� it  has duplicates of a good..many French  bridges and of bridges of other cotiii;  tries in which it is interested.--Chicago  Journal.  A. French  Potato Salnil Secret.  The  French  have a secret witb regard to potato salad that, while very  simple,  yet  if known  and  applied  to  one  American  dish  would  change  its  character much   for  the  better.    We,  each oue of us. can bring to mind the  wholesome  flavor of  potato and  dish  gravy    from   a   joint   of   beef.     The  Frenchman's secret enables us to impart   this   flavor   in   combination   with  the relish of a salad if we have at hand  a small bit of coarse gravy ment or a  tiny pot of beef cxiract.    The meat is  to be heated, through and every trace  of juice pressed out and salted to taste  'or enough of the extract used to give a  good meat flavor to four tablespoonfuls  of hot  water.    The potatoes are to be  cool-red as ���������'waxy"  as possible.    With  old potatoes this cau be done by throwing theni into the colander and spreading .them  out   one   by  one  to  become  thoroughly cool.    When  preparing'the-  salad, each thin slice of potato is to be  immersed' in ,the beef juice just 'long-  enough 'to'take the flavor without becoming moist enough to break.    When  the oil.   pepper,   salt  and "vinegar are  added and all gently tossed, tin; salad  is. ready to send to table.    Finely chopped parsley improves the appearance,  but is not called for in the above recipe,  while the  beef gravy  is  insisted  upon. . / -  Bow Knfilrs  BunU Their Money.  The natives of tl'iat part of South  Africa which to a great extent is inhabited by/ bushmcu and Hottentots  have a peculiar system of banks ami  banking.  These Kaffirs among whom this curious system of banking obtains live  near Kafr'raria. iu < the south of the,'  Colony country. The natives come  down south from llieir couniry to trade  in the several villages and towns in  large numbers and then retury 10 Kaf-  fraria.       ' " . <  From those who trade of their own  number they select oue w(ho for the  occasion, is to be Mieir 'banker. He is  converted into a ba.uk of deposit 'by'  putting all the money of those whose  banker he.is into a bag, and then they  sally forth to the stores to buy what-'  ever they want.  When an article"is purchased by. any-  of those who are in this'banking arrangement,  the price of the article  is   ,  taken by the baukcr from this deposit \  money bag. counted several times ami >  then, paid to the seller -of the article.'  after   which   all   the   bank   depositors*?1  cry out to the banker in the presence -  of the two witnesses selected:  1 "You owe me so much!" Thisns.their  repeated by the  witnesses. < The general    accounting   comes   between ' the  banker   and    his"   several    depositors  when all, desired purchases have beeu  made, after which allJ the datives depart L'or their northern wilds!'    ���������  ���������  ��������� -Teaeliins Etiquette. ,     '(,     ',..,'  "Madam,", he began as the door open-    ";  ed, "I am selling a new book ,on" 'Eti-."' ���������''".  quette and Deportment.'.'"   :       ,     .*"7/, ;,���������"  "Oh, you are;" she responded. "(Jo 7"f  down there and clean the mud 'off-yburf-*  feet!"   ' -.',���������'���������',, ,r~sp . 7 ;,'  "Yes'in. , As' I ��������� was saying, ma/aui.y.I 'V  anVsel"���������     ������ -       ' " ' . ./'^S'-t ?*;>���������  ' ���������"Take off your hat.    Never address a^ ���������' -  strange  lady at  ber door without'/re-'w<"'  uiovii'g-your hat." ' ���������!'���������*,,��������� \-r/'  "Yes'm.    Now,  then, as  I   was saying"- '   , ,        ^A'"hA  "Take your hands out of your pock-, *J  ets.     No   gentleman   ever   carries   bis;  bauds there." '-, '      7 . ���������r ; V, i  "Yes'm.    Now/ ma'am, this work 6a 7  'Eti"~ ,-,   ; r       ,.   , - / {'  "Throw away your pipe.   ,If a gen-, '<-7  tletnan^uses tobacco, he is* careful not >  tb disgust others by the habit"     ,'    "-'    *, ,  "Yes'm. Now. ma'am, in calling your -..  attention to this- valuable"- , '"   \-''.';  ."Wait.    Put that dirty handkerchief l\ %  out  of  sight, and   use   less' grease^on'   '7  your hair in the 'future. --Now you' lo6k->/.<  a bit decent.   You^havc a book on 'Eti-,,7iv_  quotfe and Deportment.'   .Very.-well.^ I" - ���������  don't want it.    1  am only''the servant--^  girl.   Go up'Ihe stops' to the front doot'--^1/  and  talk  with  the. lady of the,  hbuse.^V  She  called ,nie  a   downright, ^outright,- A.  uo-doubt-about-it    idiot .this < morning.   .'  and  I  think tile book you're selling is'    ���������  just what she requires."'     ���������        <l       ;   .7  ,Vi  rr  -     <T  V?  '������  -   %  ���������vTl  .'*  i,ro,t  Two   Answers.  Not long ago a Boston clergyman received an evening, call from an elderly  man and woman who expressed a wish  to be joined in the bonds of matrimony  *:hen and there.  "Have you ever beeu married before?" asked the clergyman of the-  man. an honest eyed, weather bcateu  person of seafaring aspect.  "Never, and never wanted to be before." was the prompt reply.  "Aud have yon ever been married before?" the question came to the woman.  "No. sir," she replied with equal  promptness, and with a touch of humor that appealed to the clergyman at  once she added, "1 never had a  chance!"  The marriage ceremony was speedily  performed, aud ihe clergyman refused  to take any fee. telling the bride with  a twinkle in his eye thai it had been a  privilege to officiate which he would  have been sorry to miss.���������Youth's  Companion.  The- "Modern Acceptance.  The Man (teasiuglyt ���������I'll wager you  don't know the "Rule of Three."  The Maid���������Thai's easy: '"Three's'a  crowd.1"���������Kansas City Independent.  A   Russian  does not  become of a^  until he is 2G.  Fricassee of Oysters.  Make a thick white sauce from a  pint of cream or rich milk and two tablespoonfuls of flour. Season with  mace, cayenne pepper and salt; add  two dozen chopped oysters, cook a minute or two and serve ou toast.  Modern isecil.  "Be sure you're rij^tit. then <ro ahead."  By Davy Crocket 1  I his was said.  The modern version,  much more deft,  Is "Co ahead or you'll !><��������� left!"  ���������1'Iiiladelohia J?re������s.  Odd   A Jlui ii i.-in   ('iiNtonu. .,  An Albanian woman expects to be  beaten if she uiisbeliax es. this being  the prerogative ot an Albanian husband He must be careful, however,  not to. draw blood during the furtigation, or. the wife can complain...to .the  authorities, who will line the husband  aud give his'property to his. wife.  When .111 Albanian marries, he is  hound' to provide his wife with food,  .clothes and a home in keeping with his  station and menus and cannot require  her to .earn money for herself ..or him  by her labor. ,'-,..   ��������� -    ..'  .  Divorce lis 'quite (-opinion; Excessive  corpulence on. tlie part of. the husband  is considered quite si'ifiieient excuse for  the wife to divorce him  Fashion's  Echoes.  Nothing else in fashion is.quite so effective for renovating an old bodice as  the wide velvet corselet belt and a  cravat, which may be of velvet or lace.  The latest style: of coiffure shows  less crimping. -The hair is waved, of  course, but not in such decided rolls as  formerly. ���������    .       ' "'. .,:'���������'.'  Mousquctairo cuffs are a. uew feature  on sleeves.  Lace in-generous proportion's'-wiill be'  a continued feature of dress.   -It.-' still',  has some part hi almost every costume  that. is. made.'  Slippers with many straps are the  ideal for dancing.  Foulards run in plain, pale, pastel  colored grounds, with prouounced designs well scattered about in black. ���������"ft.::*. i������ 3n~������istKssxj\  -J J. il'iJ~liJ.UiHJU'll������  ttt     ���������*���������' "  "-���������" '-������������������'-������������������^ --������������������ -��������� p'T"1 f������������������������."������������������"������������������  "������������������   -^- -g^-^t  ISSUED It.VERY   lUEsUAi.  JdXll. 36. Bn&ereoii. iSDuou.  ' "' ^'Advertisers who want th-dr ad  ^hanged, ghQuld get copy in toy  12 aVjn. (lay before issue.  Subscribers failing to ioce ve in is  Naws regularly'wj1! confer a favcv by nom.  f yin    the office.  Job Work Striptly C.  O. D.  Transient Ads Cash, in,Advance.  $UE������DAY, MAY 29th, }?00.  i -  j;  I*1'  i"  Mcf hee has as yet failed   to  der  ,' piare hipself. What ip thp matter ?  The News some time since made  jneptipn ��������� oi tjie fcict that  Mclnnes  '   hadcmade; overtures to be taken in-  ���������to Turri'pf^ pabinet.    Mr.  Turner  Jias  since- verified    this,   and  has  ^itnegses to the interview.  We feel sorry for   Mr.   McPhee,  ���������    He. }B a very decent  man, ��������� and   a  1   gqc$ storekeeper,  but  being   of   a  ph^fpftring pature,   he is not well  adapted to tackle questions of vital  impo.rtanpe which will come before  - a giprpbpr.. ' However,, if the report  ,:;;jje tft$ that \\ie   K[. V.  C.   Co. $re  Jnittjng yp for him,,be will not  be  ,  Out of pocket   by   his   inevitable  many u-en   ha.d   been   engaged   at  $2.50.    Northern men will remember this  on   polling   day,  for  nit  only were  they thu.~   mulcted,   but  all road work was ^^ppped   by the  same  ciowd  of   obstructionists  to  pr.igreps.     This  is   only touchirig  ing upon matters of  lccs'l  int'rest.  The whole policy of the party   was  such  that  the   country flourished  u .dor   their   guidan*.       Foreign  capital is religiously held back ur.-  - dtr present  conditions,  as witnc s  the cancelled mining deals in'Koot-  e jay and  Alberni.  POOR OLD   JOE!  ���������    *.   *  Mr...;Mouni;e is everywhere meet-  -    ing-^-ith ^he encouragement he de-  ''se.ves.'   Being a  .man  o,f   extraor-  uinur.y b,usi^eJss talent, as*, his long  ��������� and   successful    experience    a,s a  lumberman  and     saw' mill  man  shoMS, .he ir clearly   possessed  of  that far-seeincr, scl ear-headed' com-:  ���������liion Hense which   enables   one   to  '   gr-rt'sp,   b,   difficult   situation  at  ia  "  jr)anca-,*wT to  formulate' plans to  '���������' ^.'-rftev^fuUy oyercome ;the   danger.  \(!j!!jj||t f?ow thjs, his rare  executive  '���������^|S������bi'liiy3n other  branches   is  well  ���������' /-Jsnown among his intimate   associ-  ���������   ate.s.    Coming  out  as  he  has,   in  strict 'opposition   to   ihe    present  - $liaOi.������-������overnm.ent,_he has shown  l^mafcli to the electors in   a/proper  lir/bt. without any catch   vole c,in-  dependent"- stand, which is'" sucji a  favorite  one  with  weaker  candidates in the present crisis.     He  is  ���������in favcr of the old Turner   Govern-  ^uent.    True,-that party is non-ex-  jtftjant to-day, but tho nucleus  ot it  yill'be a prime factor in future politics, an cl should   be.    During  the  Turner  Administration   theie   was  ������ reiiuiai officer sent into the north-  ' em parts every month.     The Semlin   Government,   of    which     Mr.  '   lyjariiirwatf Attorney-General, gave  ''      orders that no officer was to leave  ; Hl^ POST WITHOUT   SPECIAL;   INSTRUC-  ,..���������  ���������    vT.*";   -.y-' .       '��������� ���������'. ��������� ' .-���������������������������������������������������������������.  ���������jjlQNS   FROM    HEADQUARTERS.        The  consequence, of this was, that crime,  ��������� ryhich'had been well suppressed,  again, flourished. Road wages,  which, under the Turner regime  7^ere$2.50 per day, wete at once  lowered to $2.00 by the Semlin  ' Government in spi.te "f the fact that  A>U������ <W*P������: CREAM OF TARTAR POWDBB.  With apologies   to   the   composer   of  "Old Black joe."  Going are the days   when   he'll  hold almighty sway  In Davie's  big   stone   house,  just over  James' Bay.       '   '  His heart is full of rage, and his feet are.  fall of woe, . ��������� _   '  For heJs tramped B. C. from  end to end ,  ^ has old black Joe.  He's going,  he's   going,   but   where  he  ������K doesn't know!,  It's hard to find a rdstingj place for   poor  old Joe! v ,���������  Long days he  labored to build a cabinet  And the wonderful resuli is such we never  cm forget,  ������A Cheap Jack with the money  sack, and  lieebe with his hoe.  The balance    were   S.  Curtis,   and   just  old black Joe.  He's going; he's goirg, and   each "white  (        ^ shirt ed hobo"  Will sling a little    ancient   egg at   poor  old Joe! ,  His   band of   dime   museum    freaks   is  sentered to the wind?,  .They're swept io the side like   so   many  orange rinds,  And on the 91I1 ol June  he'll   be coveted  up in snow _t  And thcUids will pelt  the' shining   pate  ol poor old Joe!  He's going, he's going, for  he's, finished  up his show, . <  I hear me ^niait    direct   Arabs   singing,  "Good bye Joe.'*  s   <~t  uits  . We liiiv jn-i: ope-.ed a ra-e of boy's  cl-uhin^, c.������ .sisti .g' of Fm.-jtler .y visits ol  first c! t..s iiiaten.ils, '-eau ifuily iriiumed  and of'ni--.t w-h k<u -nship, rai^ng in  price f'-.mi $2 to -'05 50.  Boy's Navy   I5!u������    S lits, sninll    size;,  $1.50.  Youth's Suits from $3 to $5.50.  \ ChiiHren's Pinafores  In white and colored muslins It is  often a ^reHt ccuveni*������nce to be .iblc to  %et thvse goods leady to wi-.if.'  You will rind theni here.   H     '  Gent's Furni hings  Do you want something ^new and up  t>> d.ite in ties, shirts, etc.  We have them and can lit you out  swell for the 24th. ,   Kid Gloves  . Wc carry standr.nl makes, guaranteed  $t and $1.25 per pair.  'See ourspecialb .u 75 cl3  Pn' I1 li:'-  Pictures !  ��������� O! our Transvna' Heroes for sale. Wc  have a few of them left.      P->n't   be  too  slow in securing one of   the-e   fine,  pictures, worth four times what we   ask , for  them. ��������� ' r '  Wash Goods -'  We have nui'-h **������le .sure in iavitim: inspection  of   these   goods.     Wc   have  a  Bgwagasjra.f.tgacTfir r-i-ag~^^a-^B������T.  SPECIE"'r'"%5ALE  ���������.wrjsn  ��������� I  NEW.    .,  VEILING  JUST    'IO'  HAND."  Remnants of Ribbon  500 remnants of libbon,"   5='., 10c; 15c  Aprons t <  White, and   colored   aprons,   25* cts.,  50 cts., and 75 ctb. ���������      , ���������     .'  Black Satin  What makes a   richer   looking ���������waist.  than a nice black satin?  We received on Saturday "a ,sample  consignment which we place on -saile at  75 cts., $1, $1.2,5 and $1.50 per yd.  Blouses,  These are in nvinv designs and   colorings, from 50 cts. m $2 50 each.  Parasols    ,;  7   And umbrellas in black   ar-d ' colore of  'of sateen, gloria and  silk.    From   $1.  to  j  43-5������  splendid assortment of white and colored  piques, fine muslins, dimities and white  mu-dins. '��������� ,  vVhitew.ear  ' -    ii  Ladies' vyhite underskirts from   75   cts.-  up.    Ladies'   chemises,    drawers,   white  com'iinations iiva v.uiety of styles and at'  Popu.ar pricesr""       -% .  tiHwliWSf W*'  White Sheeting  Those mill remnants of white sheetings  and pillow muslins   are -going    rapidly '  You can   save   20   per   cent., on   these  good1*. ,  A Snap in-Millinery . .  One dozen trimmed    hats    on    sale   at  . 52.'     -  Children's trimmed hats frryn $(.5.1, up.  Ladies' Wrappers 7  $\ ou and $1.50.'  ������*i PR s^*fifj ^ Yn ^  Flt������������i _'JLO-tt,*   X-iO.  5.  Joe P. and Mickey went fishing  again one day They did not have  extra luck, having neglected to take  tlie proper number of doses of fishing uifcdiuine before starting. However, after a while, Mickey caught  a whopper, 8 lbs. sure. As soon as  Joe caught sight of it he Slid:  "Here, gim'me the rod. I can  handle him, you can't! 1 aai the  daddy of fishing this year." Mickey  obediently handed over the rod to  his excited partner, who promptly  lost the lisii * * * They rowed  home in the cold, cold night, with  a gloom on them as heavy as a wet  blanket on a girl's spring hat.  T������NDERS~  TENDERS are invited for supply-:  ing the   U. & C. Hospital   with  the following: -  Meat, Groceries, Bread,  For further information apply to  Matron at Hospital.  Tenders must be in to   the secretary by June 2nd.  (Signed)    H. F. Pulltsn,  Secretar}'.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C-      *  NOTICE.  The PeopJes' Candidate.  LEWIS   MOUNCE.  Committee Booms over Tarbell's  Store. All supporters are cordially inaitcd to attend.  Committee.  MEN   WANTED.  500 white miners   and   helpers  for the Wellington Extension  and Comox mines, to supercede  all the Chinese in our mines.  Apply at once to the managers  of the said mines, Wellington  Colliery Co., Ltd.  Wellington Colliery Co., Ltd.  WE      BUY' IN    THE    BEST   -MARKET.  * ' WE    SELL    ON    A    CASH    BASIS.  1  We have just received a lot of sample   goods  which   we   are  offering at a reductionof 25 cents on tbe dollar.. a  ��������� 10 dozen Ladies' Gloves. 20 dozen Ladio?' Cashmere, Lisle and Silk )  Hope. 100 Ladies' Belts. 8 chzen Gents* Underwear. 2 ' dozen Gents' ,j  Belts. Gents' Felt and Straw Hat?. A full line of Groceries. Flour  $1.10 per sack  WALLER  &.    PARTRIDGE, i  MASBXEI?.  Ckawkord-Cakto���������At, the residence of  thebrido'B parents, To.iuie Avenue, Victoria, oq May 25ch, by the Rev. Dr. Campbell, Byrou ��������� Urawtord, of -Comox, B. C,  and Bertha G. Carto.  COLUMBIA     AND  HARTFORD  AND ALL KINDS OF SPOTTING GOODS  CplES  CREAM  imited  jability  ESTABLISH SD; 1859-   -DEALERS IN   Hardware,     Tools,    Wagons,     Carriages,  Farm implements and Machinery.  /]  i   IWIWIIi II lilTTIf flWIf  highest Honors, World's Fair  Qold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Aroid Baking Powder j containing  ������. '^rheyare injurioua.to hoaltb  Minerb' fools and Camp. Outfits a Specialty, |  i isdalil's Gun Store,   Vancouver, B. C.  j  ���������1  Mas--ey-Harris Sf Ivan/we' Bicycles. ^  Golttiqbia Floiiriijg'��������� M^ls Go.  ENDERBY, B. C.  teariaii, Tlirae Star ^Z^,    Strong BM  VICTORIA.    VANCOUVER.    KAMLOOPS.  2ggJ^������^g^^3^S^',^fe^^  S  One  Star.  Kgrs' ^ bupenme ������i Ilieatlets  R>  p: RITHET 8l GO-,  Limited.  ' AGENTS,   - --   VICTORIA,  10-10'a  Per ���������G.unnie.


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