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CUMBERLAND;   B. C.   WEDNESDAY,   NOV. 5, ,1902.
���       ELECTRIC    LIGHT.
" Just received several cases or the noted     .���
> " Health Brand Underwear."
For'Ladies,  Liases and Children.    ,
" '_ -New GoocKto hand ir. "      '       , ���   -
Gents', Ladies' and Children's Shoes;
< 7.    7r      V A'" ] 4 ,    0tKT"'   also, a complete line of
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& Leiser^ Co., Ltd,
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��.     Agents'foi MiiCormick Harvesting Machinery. -     . ,.���
v ���     Trite for price- and'piirtic ilar's.    P. O. Drawer 563:
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lip-to-Date Home Furnishings.
Every Popular
Style of Furniture
in all Grades is
Stocked by us
or Made to Order
at our own Factory.
"We Furnish Homes Complete and submit Estimates,
Samples and Illustrations free Drop us a line stating your needs and you will liear from us promptly.
Victoria, B.C.
, Last Thursday evening, Mr'Geo.
W.  Clinton, "the  president of the'
C.E.U Co.. some of the'share-hold-
ers, and a few invited guests, metc
at the power ,house to, witness 'the
turning   on  of the current.     The
machinery; wben the company arrived, was running as smoothly and,
steadily as it was possible for machinery,,^ run..'- Our old friend, Mr,
A..Hamilton, uncharge of the engine,  and Mr Jlduth, the Hinton
Electric Co.'s courteous and capable ,
foreman, in charge of the " lightning' striker," . walked^ about   their
monsters, touching a.bearing here,-
a screw   there, a:/ little ,oiling one
?,   place,   a? little  brushing-another,
IL   until:the desired spoed was,attained, every thing, was in peftect order,
.'and   ready   fbFf the   transmission.,
Then "Mrs F. 7D. Little, .who,'with
Mr  Little; had   that day arrived
from Victoria. ,wiist invited to' the
marble switch'boa d; and following
the   foreman's   instructions threw
-the lever over, and "allowed the electric  fluid  to  flash .through   the
wires for the first time.    As soon as
this was done, bright .little points of
Might could beseeri at various'pi aces
through the town.     After a  little
social   conversation," 7and< complimentary remarks to Mr Clintori,-for,
the enegetic manner, in which'He
ha* *'pushedJ this" "important eirer-
prise���tt veryispeculative1.,one in a~
, iilace .of  this size-^to, a sucbyssfviL;
< issue.vthe-guests: departed: vwell
plnased\' and steam7" was -ft��Ut��� oft.
>\ he Jniachii'i03,4;"are " now7"riin��rjg
fs\ea'dily, slipplyinjiUho.^e connei-ted
, witli Hiih'tV but it will he a-few days
Before everything is in perfect ^rder,
and the proper "degree of light obtained,  many adjustments having
t��  be made,  and it�� will  be some
weeks yet before ihe system is completed.       ��� * '
Full early on Friday evening, the
Cumberland Hall began to fill with
the devotees of the game who impatiently waited for play-to b ;gin.
The game, as was anticipated, was
rsi fast and furious one, and th�� r
was not a ' slack moment from beginning to end? During first half;
the score stood 1-1.  not a  basket
having been made. After haH play
the Schools began to pile up*a score,
until the board registered 5-1. Then
the Unknowns got their win.d, and
ran th�� score up until at time they
stood 13 to their opponents 7. Tims
finished a bone destroying tusscl
from start to finish. It is probable
a League will be formed in the near
future, and a series a matches arranged for the winter.
Vancouver, B.C. ^ Victoria, B.C.
��� AGENTS  .    POE.-.';���
Pianos, Organs, P^ianolas, yocalions.
If you want to buy a Piano or Organ, call and see our stock or.write for particulars.^
Our Prices are Reasonable and.terms can be arranged to suit your convenience.    Everv.
instrument we Sell is Fully Guaranteed     We Sell Only Reliable Instruments, from the 7
best manufacturers.    Our Patrons Risk Nothing. v.       '"
Work of Every Description
at Moderate Rates
Mrs L. W. Hall has handed in
her resignation as matron, of the
Hospital.'    ^ -     ,  ���
Harry Farmer was slightly burned, with gas last- Saturday. He is
doing well, but, the V Unknowns "
will,miss him at basket ball. .
The Ladies' Reading Society intend giving a conversazione for the
benefit of the Hospital on the
Thursday following November pay.
The case of J.- Morrochi vs. the '
City, has been decided against.the
City,  the case  having  been  tried
at Nanaimo laft Thursday.   ,
"- A violent storm/.of wind with
-heavy-rain, prevailed here Saturday
-night. There were 'some electrical
manifestations, and two exceedingly
brightl rainbows-Sunday morning.
* Two popular young l ladies\ of
Comox weire married at Comox last
month ��� Misses Matthewsonvand
McDonald.' "Miss,' McDonald 7was
mairied to, Mr Piercy, Smith ; of
Oyster ' River. The husband, of
Miss Matthewson's choice is a .proponent business man of Seattle. ' .
A horse belonging to Mr T.'D.
Mel ean, which,.had, strayed 'from
iis, pasture.and accidentally'got into' the school1 grounds, a few., days
ago, was chafed.by,some.boys-ui*-
til, it.attempted to jump '-the"*, fence;'
iivdoing which, it injured ;itself so
bidly'Uhat it had to7l>eshot.^ This
species of ^cruelty,, the 7 harry ing of
animals bv" boy^'shbiild^xrigidly
.suppressed, \ 7? "��� '- r -- -,
On Wednesday evening, OctobYf'
29th, the marriage of Mr H. Moored
of ."the" firm of Moore-Bros., and Mrs
Jesnie C. Ariss, was celebrated. The
happy event took place at the residence of the bride'* parents Mr
and Mrs T. Turnbull, at Comox.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. T. Menzies of hhe same place,
only the immediate relatives of the
family were present. The bride was
becomingly gowned in light grey
cashmere trimmed with white taffeta silk, and carried a houquet of
white     chrysanthemums. The
groom's present to the bride was a
handsome gold bracelet set with
amethysts. The happy couple were
the iecipients of many valuable
presents testifying to the high
esteem in which both are held. The
/���News", joins with their many
friends in wishing the youngcouple
long life and prosperity.
List of subscribers to the Athletic
Association building fund:���
J Martin 50c; M Coe $1; J Robertson $1; J
Herd$l;  D Stewart 91; O Barber 91; W
Keenan $1: D Haddow $1; J Braner $1; A
Jonea $1; VV McLean 91; D Anthony 91; T
Summervilie 91; A Gibson 50c;  J McNiven *"
91; J McNeil 91; J Nelson $1;  H Murdock
91; J Williamson 91;  J Martin 91; J Gray
50c; R Loudon 50c; P Watson 50c; R Strang
91; G Cooper $1; J Reid 91; W Delaney $1;
J Stant 91; S Corre 50c;. J Webster 50o; H
Morgan  50c;  A Waring 50c;  H Campbell
50c; P McKeuzie 50c; H Kllis 50c; C Wilkie   :
50c; T. Bennett 50c; O Ber to 50c; T Weir
50c; F Gosby 50c; VV Moore 91; W McLeo- '
nau 50c; D Havin 50c;' W Gordon 40c;' W"
, Conuoru 91; R McGregor 50c; R Hudson $1;
D Gillis 91; G Richards 91; J Bennie 91; W
Johnston 91; T Wilson 45; W Anthony 91?^
Jliorlmry50c; J Manners 50c; J,. Purbow   '
50c; W Wilson $1;. J Tobacce 50c; R Coe,   -
snr., 91; J Collishaw 91;  N McFadyen 91? ���
H Richards $1; H Colombo 50c- J Turnbull
91; G Allison 91; R McNeil $1; UKeeM $1?
W Hutton 50c; J Potter 50e- W Storey BOcr,
N Walker 25c;  E B Reid 50c; P Andersen   .
91; F Pickard 91; G Melkey 50c; J Hutchinson 91; A M Skinner 91; S Henderson 91; u -
D B Stepenson 91; AD McDonald, 50c; A 7
McKinnon 50c; W Hudson 91; C Vater $1?
G Ovorsby 91;  F Jaynes 50c;  R Freeburu ,;
91; W Whyte 50c: D W Stuart 91; J John-y
ston 50 ;  T Cook 50c; J Watson 50c; R7
Robertson 91; -W Walker 9U R McKnight>
91; A Wain,50b; J Stant $1;. Cooper 91.. ,
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Mr Geo. .Clinton,  as^ secretary of   ,
the Medical Board, is imC receipt of .7
the. foi Towing from Hon- J.. Di". Fberi-   .
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Provincial Secretary's-Office,.' X , '^    --���*
7     _, '    ...    Victoria, 24th Oct.,. 1002.     ;:
Sir,���rl have the honour'- to aoknowledge' 7 -
,the receipt of yesterday of your letter dated ,;
the 13ch-instant. in which you' brine, to<������ mv- '>*;<<
notice   that, there  is   no 'Medical Healtin ,' ",
Officer in the Nelsou District, V.L.andiawe ,
iiVrthe appointment o!7rDr Jae. A. Gtllespie-
r to the said,position.    ���;.--.' -     ,%:
' In reply 1 desire to .state for the informa-r.
tion of the residents of the said district that
I have referred these matters to' Dr. Fagan,.
Secretary of the Provincial Board of Health.,
, 4 - m   4^4   x
for his attentiou,  aud to add that, in the
event of the appointment of Dr Gillespie,,
the remuneration for his.services will not bo '
sought from his patients.'
I have the honour to be/ 7:7 ,
' ' ���     Slr�� '    '     '    .       ��
t Your obed-'ent Servant,
Acting Provincial Secretary
G. W. Clinton, Esq., ' ���   ���' ,
Secy., Medical Board of Health,
Cumberland, V,I.
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Hallowe'en was quietly celebra -
ted owing to the disagreeable weath
er. An enthusiastic audience enjoyed two hours at Cumberland
Hall Where the basket ball match
was played, and a numbed of young
people attended a surprise party
held in'"the City Hall.
The introduction of ihe by-law
dealing with stock running at large
in the city limits is a good move,
and will be welcome*}"; by a large
majority of the citizens. There are
a few who will object, but if tho^e
people look at the question in its
proper light, they will see the selfishness of wishing to keep animals
when they are a nuisance to the
Short-Hand,   Typewriting,
Book-Keeping Class.
���Mr and -Mrs Alex. Urquhart have
returned.from a three months' visit
to Scotland.
Mr arid Mrs^ Little. Capt. Freeman and Miss Elsie Coilis were
passengers to Cumberland by last
Thursday's steamer.
H. Reifel, manager o�� the Union
Brewing Co., paid Cumberland a
visit ia=t week, returning to Nanai-
mj by the same boat.
Mayor and Mrs Willard arrived
on Thursday last from Victoria,
Mrs  Willard,   though   very   weak, ! For Terms, etc., apply to Miss Matthews
has decidedly improved in health.    ' Penrith Avenue-
ivyrlSS LOIS MATTHEWS, Graduate of
"-'���VA. the Commercial College, Vancouver,
intends starting a Short-Hand, Typewriting and Book-Keeping Classs.
An  Evening   Class will be  formed for
those unable to attend during the day.
Issac    Pitman's    System   of
Short-Hand will   be   taught.
Wessons also given in Voice Culture.
: Concert Engagements accepted.
S.S. Tepic and scows loaded coaL
for Vancouver on Monday.   .
S.S. Tepic and scows loaded coal' >
Thursday for Vancouver.
S.S. Comet was in,on Thursday
for hunker coal. She was bound for
1 he Village Bay logging camp for a
boom of logs.
The bark Snow and Burgess completed her cargo of coal and sailed
for San Francisco, Wednesday, in
tow of the s s. Lome.
S.S New England was in on Saturday for bunker coal.. She was
bound to the fishing bankB in the
North Pacific Ocean.
S.S. Princess May was in on Sunday for bunker coal. She was
bound for Skagway with a light
ireight and ten passengers.
S.S. Mamie called in on Wednesday for bunker coal. She was
bound forQuatsino Sound with a
party of mining men.
Ship Glory of the Seas, captain
Freeman, arrived from San Francisco Wednesday morning. ��� She
will load for San Francisco.
Thess Ruth called in for bunker
coal on Thursday. She was bound
for Tail's logging camp at Wellbore
Channel with a steam donkey to b<*
used in hauling logs. ,'
[Continued on last page.] CatfMynuM  ',*    <  A GIRL OF GRIT.  By MAJOR   ARTHUR   GRIFFITHS.  ���������Copywrig-ht by R. F. Fenno & Co.  ,     CHArTER IX. -  TN"    PURSUIT���������i������R.     SXUYZER    CONTi:TUE9  HIS     STATniENT     TO     MESSRS.     SAIiA-  BAXD.  I left Hill street in pretty 'good  tfiumor, for Miss Ifrida Fairholme gave  -rue a draft on account which might \  -have won me from your employment if  -she wanted iny services. Then I went  -home, and, having warned Joe Vialls  to be in readiness to accompany me, I  4. r *��������� *���������  waited for my last orders.    I had been  n  told   I   was  to. be  associated   with   a  British ofiicer, a friend of the captain's,  and that he would join me-right away,  so we might take the cars at once;,'for  Plymouth.    But  my  gentleman  never  -appeared till any  hour, and when lie  '���������did appear he showed up as a bigh-  ���������falutiu jack-a-dandy  whom  1  thought  ' -no  bcit.or   than  a  dude.     But''I, was  wrong there,  and  I' will say  at once  that   I   cottoned   to  him- some -before  we parted.  My instructions came in a letter. ' It  was addressed to me, indorsed "im'me-  ..   -diatq," in an envelope'marked ''On,tier  '.Majesty's Service."' which L am not, as  .you know, and don't want to be, being  ���������������������������a frcehorn loyal subject of'Uncle Sam:  'The letter inside was headed -with the  .royal,arms  and  signed /'Charles Col-  '���������   -iingham.- major  general."   ' It  was  tq  -   Inform  me that the., steam  tug Jacob '  "Silvertou had, been secured' for a particular business,  arid' would be found  < 4 , I ,  same night lying at the Plymouth pier-  /   head., with fires banked, ready to go to  ������������������sea at a moment's notice.  The letter'went on:  '   '   ��������� I understand-.from Lloyds, and it has been cal-  ,, /dilated from tbe admit ally charts as U>e basis ot  fhcr speed  and   (he'piogicbs she  Ins made,   that  ���������  'tlie yacht  Fleur-de-Lis i should  ho  abioast  of  the  /Wizard  about  dawn  or,   =ay,   3:20  to 4  a.   ti).   tomorrow',    [f'the tug leaves Plymouth before mid-  1    night, she,can pain such a position .by daybieak  an to meet.the Fleut-de-Lis'and cioss her course.  -If yon do not siqht her at'Once, you> must, lie -to,  ^waiting, for she cannot well have passed.  When you have intercepted her,-as'you surely  'will, she will be boarded by an officer of my department, who1 will aviompany you and who carries- the necessary authority from the lords of the  1 admiialty'to detain .and* search her. lie is empowered toCuse force if necessary,' and a certain  number of police and coast guardsmen will-be  oa board the tug. t  Major" Swcte   Thornhill,   Rf.   A.,   the' bearer  of.  this letter, will tiavol with you'to J'lymouth.   He  iB a friend of  Captain   Wood's ancl  brother stall  ���������officer ancl will  be glad  to co-operate in the les-  '-cue and render any assistance.  I found.a tall, military looking gentle-,  < man at the.door in a hansom.  ,7   "Hop in," be cried pleasantly. < "Only  ��������� Just time to catch the 5 express.".  I preferred to travel with .Joe, but we'  Joined    forces   at   Paddington, "where  sny gentleman had secured a compart-  <nent, and we starred to talk over our  business right away.  "Hang (hat fellow Willie Wood!" began the major. "Wish he was at the  bottom of the sea. I was due this very  night at a big feed at the Charlatan  ek:b' and I've had.to spend it iu the  train. Got me a jawbatiou. too. from  the chief, for we were all out at lunch  when he came in. and as 1 was the first  hack I had to.take the. rough edge of  Ms tongue and came in for this ugly  Job. Is it all a true bill? Have they  really got Master Willie in a tight  place? Mean'to make him walk the  plank and all that, eh?"  I told him the whole story from the  beginning, at parts of which he laughed and parts' looked very grave.  "Always was a garden 'ass, Willie  Wood, but a good chap���������good,as they  -make 'em. Ile'd give you the shirt'ofC  ���������his back and always ready to do all  your work if you'd let him. Now. I'll  do my level best to pull him out of this  'mess if I can.    What chance have we?  Let's see how it stands."  With that he pulled a small chart out  ���������of hi.s pocket and a pair of dividers.  Wo went over the  points one by one.  -and he took them all in a clear, quick  way that was beautiful to see. It was  tbe first time I'd had to work with a  "British officer, and  if they're all lik������  began abruptly.' "We've 'just, missed  the Fleur-de-Lis; saw ber plainly  enough, and there' was no mistaking  her, about three miles to,the westward  and bore down on ber straight I suppose she did not like our looks and  turned, on full steam ahead., Doubt if  wo shall catch her now."   r  "Of course we must stick to her.  Has she the heel of us?"- I asked anxiously.      ',  _ "A little. I'm afraid. Can't say for  certain. What's worse, she's'changed  her course southerly."- , i  '"Why worse?"  TWO LETTERS.  HAS NOT CHANGED HIS MIND  SEVEN YEARS.  IN  Xliis Correspondence Tells More Emphatically Than JPerluip-*  Anything  Could,  the Perfect,Permanency ot Cures3Iu.de  v   by Dodd'.-������ Kidney Pills.   ,, .     v  , t Gelert, Ont.,1 Sept. S.���������(Special)���������  Mr. Samuel Kernahan. ot this place,  is a wonderful example of what  Dodd's Kidney Tills will do for ,sick  and   suffering  humanity.'       '  Mr. Kernahan had been very ill,.indeed-so ill that the doctors had  given him up, as incurable. He had  spent a great dpal of money in trying" to obtain a cure, but'all in vain,  until at last a friend suggested  Dodd's .Kidney Tills. ' This wonder-  l'ul remedy soon made him a well  limn,   and although , this 'was nearly  years  what  "Steering for the French coast. Don't  you see? If she can make a "French  port or gain French waters, three miles  from shore, you understand, she will  laugh at ,us. Can't touch ber, they'll  'say."  ��������� I was ready to let out a big oath, but  turned out'and ran up on deck to see  the situation for myself.  It was a perfectly splendid^ morning.  The   sun   strong,   sky   - clear,    water  smooth as glass.   There was our chase,  leaving a long line of coal black smoke,-!  exactly, reflected in the'sea. ���������   ,i  .^They're giving her all they can get,"  I  said   to  the   skipper,  as   I ,climbed'old trouble,  quickly on to tbe bridge, where the po-   which  he has  lice sergeant joined us.    "Is she drawing away from us?"  ' "Not much, not much. I much doubt  if-she does at all.. The next hour will  settle that." > y '     ���������  "Has she made-us out, think you?"  ���������' "Must have,'when she changed her  course," said the sergeant.      v  "How is she steering?" '  "W. S. W. southerly," answered the.'decided  that my   ailment  skipper.     "Bring  up   on  the  Brittany  ing-kidney ahd incurable.  seven  .known  and   has  ago,     he   has    scarcely  illness   has 'been   since,  i  never   had   a   return   of   his  The    'following letters  addressed   to   the  proprietors of   Dodd's .Kidney 1'ills,   tell  the story :���������  Gelert. Out., Oct.'12, 1895.  In Dec. 1S9.������>, 1 was taken sick and  laid up. unable to work for 14.  months. 1 was confined to my house  and "to my bed., r was attended .at  various times during these months by  five  different  doctors.    Three  of them  was  The  coast.    I   expect,   a (little'  short ' of  Ushant."' ��������� ���������l      - (  "We're some 90 miles from the nearest' land., as we're now steering," said  the major,'who had joined us on tha  bridge. "Ought to strike it this afternoon foarly:' anywhere between Lan-  nion. Roscoff, or St. Pok if we keep a  straight course at the same speed."  "What sort of "country might it be?"  I asked. "Any big cities or seaporta  handy?" /  Morlaix is the nearest,  and Brest,  reat arsenal,  is just .round  the  corner." <  float-  other  two  said that it was spinal  disease,  j but'all'five of them pronounced my  case absolutely and positively incurable.,' My money was .nearly all gone,  for I'was not a. rich'man.    Some one  "advised  mc   to    try   Dodd's,  Kidney  J J 'ills, and'as a last hope X did so.  After ,1 had taken three boxes I was  able" to 'walk about, but 1 continued  the treatment -until 1 had "taken    IS  -boxes. Now I can say I am entirely  cured and able'to'do my work'as well  las  ever. Samuel   Kernahan.  ii  the  you.'  sort  gen-  this  ma lor they're a spry, smart lot,  ������na don't you forget It  "It's all a question of lime." ho said  4is he marked a cross upon the chart  ���������and. afrer running out a few more figures, v. ent <<n:  "Thai's where the Fleur-de-Lis oucrht  'to be by daylight..-three or four miles  . to the westward, ���������steaming at the rate  7we know of.  not 'necessarily gaining,  ���������but possibly with better speed in hand-  if shq.wants it.    Now, where shall we  "'be?    That will depend upon how our  ���������hooker steams, and for that we must'  .wait till we get on board."  We .found her, the Jacob Silverton,  with her steam up, lying alongside, the  wharf in the Millbay docks, /arid, as  they expected us, we were soon under  ���������way. It was then close on 1 a: in.  Kow tho major made anxious inquiries;  as to her speed, and we found the best  ���������she could do was. about nine knots.  "There were no more than three hours  to daylight, and then we should have;  covered a bare 30 miles.  "It'll be a near thing," said the major. "However, let's ,get 40 winxs  While they crack on all steam and  make her move."  I had not been In bed for a couple of  nights and was sound asleep when the  major woke me.  -. "The luck's against us, Snuyzer," he  7 "Will she communicate,  think  Hardly suit her,' I should say.''.  '"It will,depend.'   She's not the  >to' appeal  to the  French .police,  darmes,  douaniers,  or  what* not.    No  doubt she will fight shy of the law .unless we force her."  "As how?" .    - -  "See'here, Mr. Snuyzer; I've got to  board, that yacht somehow.- I mean to  overhaul her and search her from stem  to -stern by force or stratagem, fair  means or foul. She's .got contraband  on board. But they won't want us,  and in the last extremity,'to avoid our  interference, they may seek protection  from the'French authorities."'  ���������'  "She'll soon be ia French, waters,, I  take it."  . "That's why I'd,like to head her off  and board her in the open sea". But.we  haven't the pace; I fear. >We must  take our chance and act as opportunity  offers."  We went on deck again tb watch and  wait, making out the French coast  about noon, and as we neared.it within  a couple of miles we saw the' Fleur-de-  Lis bear up suddenly as if in search of  an. opening: some small harbor or'haven where she might'slip in to lie snug  and safe from our pursuit.  "There she goes." cried the major, a3  the. yacht disappeared between two  low, rocky headlands. , '.'Take the bearings of that entrance. We must fix it  and mark it down on the chart."  The place proved to be a little hamlet, St. Guignon, only a few houses  standing under a background of sloping 'hills at the far- end of a small  landlocked bay. Farther back the  chart showed a road running nearly  parallel to-the coast, touching St. Pol  lirst- and then other villages and at  last Morlaix.  "They think we can't touch them;  that may be so. but I mean -to have a  try.    What's your idea?"  We talked it out at pretty considerable length-and settled:  First.���������That we could do nothing  much till -nightfall, unless they came  outaga.in. which was not to be expect1  ed. -We. nfust. of course, .watch for  that, lying li&ndy under .easy steam off  and on. ready if. it so fell' out to continue the pursuit. ' ,  . Second.���������We must recounoiter; some  one must sneak.hear chough to spy on  'them/and,' without-being seen, try to  got at their game.; "-'V;.:.','���������������������������,-���������-'   ���������.   '  Third.���������If she "held her ground. ',< we  must cut her out sbmo time 'hi the  night. 'It  was   a   bold   move.    They  might, show  fight., and  we-.-might eet  -.....-' sCi louai .iK/uule   with--the 'French  aathcritios, for It would be organized,  war in neutral waters, a grave breach  of  international law.    But the, major,  laughed and said he meant to do it all  the same. ��������� ,,  "What 1 am most afraid of is that  they should give us the slip���������get ashore  and run for itt";  "--- [continued.]  Celert.  ' J   am -as  sound  ;  have not had the  April  2-1,   19027  is   1  ever  was  and  slightest return  of  i ni.-v  ' Tills  old  trouble, since Dodd's Kidney  me away back in  '94.  Samuel   Kernahan..  cured  Dqdd  cured.  s   Kidney Pills  cure  to    stav  Parsnips, it. isj contended by scientists ;'pqJssosn almost the same virtues  claimed for Sarsaparilla. > ';  ,  ,1  *,     <'  Spinach has medicinal qualities  equal to all blue pills ever made.  When  a man proposes    be   .'doesn't  seem to  rcjlize that it may'res nil in  i his losing'.control  of himself.,  BABY'S ^ OWN  TABLETS.  I  fl������lp Tjitt I<; Ual)ios   nnd   liij;   Children   i"  j All Tlujir  Minor Ail muni:,.  When your     child���������whether  it   is   a  big child or  little baby���������suffers from  stomach    or  bowel     troubles  of,aivy  :kind, is nervous, fidgety or cross  and  (doesn't sleep    well,  g^e Baby's  Ow'ii  Tablets.    This medicine  is the quickest  and    surest  cure���������and  the "-safest,  'because     it  contains    no    opiate     or  harmful drug'.-   No matter how young'  '- or  how  feeble your  little  one is  tlie  Tablets can be given with a certainty f,hat the result will-be good.    For'  very young infants crush the Tablets  to   a  powder.    Mrs.   George  W.   I'or-  j ter, Thorold,  Ont,  says:���������"]VIy baby-  had  indigestion badly when  be     was  about,   three    months     old.    "He  sves  ! constantly  hungry  and  bis   food   did  him no good as he vomited it as soon  'as he took it.    He was very thin and  'pale and got but little sleep,   as    ho  cried   nearly   all  the  time,   b.oth  clay  'and   night.    He  was   constipate il:   bis  , tongue   coated   and     his   breath   bad.,  Nothin'i'  did    him     any good   iinlil   J  got   Baby's   Own  Tablets,   and    after  .giving bim these a short time lvj began to get better.    His food iPgesu-d  ipiopcrly:   his bowels  became 'regidai .  .he began  to grow,  and is  now o  big.  healthy boy.     f  always keep  the  tub-  lets  on     hand     and     can  recommend  'them  to other mothers."  ��������� The Tablets can be obtained at any  drug store or you  can  get   them    by  mail,   post paid,   at' 2o   cents   a   box ���������  by writing direct to the Or. Williams  Medicine   Co.,     Brppkville,   Ont.,   ' or  .Schi?npct.ady.,7.]Sf- Y". '' '���������������������������<���������  A. 15������nefit to X^armers.  The benefits that will undoubtedly  result to farmers from the recent in-  ' corporation of .the International Harvester company, which took over the  business of the five leading harvester  ! manufacturers have probably not  j been considered ,by a large portion oi  farming community. '     <  t ��������� The 'economical necessity ,6f 'a consolidation oi the interests of manufacturers and those , of their farmer  customers must be apparent to any  ono who' understands the present situation.    ,t r '  i The increased and- increasing cost'  of material,'manufacturing and sell-  ing���������the hitter. (jUi consequence of extreme and bitter competition between  manufacturers and their. several sell-  jng������--agents���������has made the business unprofitable. ''  Tho two alternatives" left for the  ���������manufacturers, were either - the increasing of tho prices of machines or  the reduction of tbe co7st of maiutfac-  <turc and'sales. The latter could only  be accomplished by. concentrating the  business in  one company.    '  As can'readily ,be seen,' the forming  of the new company was not a stock  jobbing operation; but a centering of  mutual interests., There is no watered, st'ock; the capitalization .is conservative and- represented by actual  and tangible , assets. There is no  stock oflercd to the public, it having  all been' subscribed and paid for by  the manufacturers and Q their associ-  ates7   , ���������'      ,i        ,        '  The management of the 'International Harvester - Company is in the  hands of well- known,, experienced  men. , ' ���������  -   The 'ofiicers  are '   President,   Cyrus,  H/'McCormick; * Chairman   lCxccutiye  Committee,1,-Charles, Decring;    "Chairman Finance  Committee,tiGeorge   W.  Perkins;   Vice-Presidents,  . J-larold  F.  McCormick/, James  Peering,' Wm.   I-l.  .I ones  and John  J\  Gl'ossner ;   Secretary and Treasurer, Richard F.  Howe.  The  members  of  t,ho board   of   directors  are as  follows '   'Cyrus Jlentlc.v,.  William*   Peering,.   > Charles   Peering,  'James   Decring,, JSldridge, jM.  Fowler,  E.  IT.  Gary,  John J.  Glessncr.  ilicb-  ard  F.������Ho\vc, ,'Abrain M.  Hyatt,  William H. 'Jones, Cyrus,,!!. ]\IcOorinick.\  Harold  P.  ]McCormick.     George     W.,  Perkins. .Norman B.   Lteam,  Leslie NV  Ward,   Paul P.   Cravath. .,    ' ,  The<vJntcrnational Harvester Company owns-''five, o'f the largest'harvester plants iii.existence,. The Champion, -Dcenng, McCormick;, .Milwaukee" and .Piano,���������plants that have, been  producing, nearly or quite 90 per cent  ,of the' harvesting ,machines vof the  world.  " " ,.  * '  It" also owns* timber and coal lands;  ,blast furnaces and.a steel plant ; it  has a new factory in'process'of construction in   Canada.   ���������      ' ,  "It is b'elicved that the cost of, producing grain, grass and corn harvesting machines will bo'so,"reduced that  the present low prices can be continued, and that consequently the results cannot be otherwise than beneficial to ,the farmer. To maintain  the present-prices of these machines  means to continue and increase the  development of the agriculture of the  world, for no one cause has contributed or can contribute more ,to this  development than the cheapness of  machines for  harvesting  grains.-  ARIZONA' KICKLETS.  Some More ,Lively Items Turned Oat  Prom  u. Busy  Editor'a   Den.  [Cops'right, 1902, by, C. B. Lewis.]  All signs point, to the fact that this  is going to be a great season in Arizo-  na for fools and huckleberries.        ,   ''  It was discovered the other' day that  the coroner at'Lone" Jack had entered  'all his inquests for'the lastj two years  under the name of Johnson. The idea  was to save himself trouble, but the.  Johnson family, will never be able to,.  get untangled. ,  Major Harper came over from Paradise, Flats so gayly O- the other day1  to boast on the street thnt he "meant to  pull our nose and rmake, us eat of the^',  THE WAT HE LAY DOWN WAS WOKUEKFTTL.  soil of^the earth. We set-out; and,hunt-'  cd him up,,and the way. the redheaded^  son of a cannon did lie down was Avon- -  derful. He. was" simply mistaken in,'  himself.1- He thought he,was all-fight,-  whereas he proved,to be alkbrag. ,���������   '   ,7  ' We must apologize to George I-Iopson  of the Boy Ton poker parlors. He did  not 'murcl'er ,kis ,wifo "while  hying in  -Nevv Mexico, as-5 wo "stated last week,-  but' broke ' his' broker's  'neck   while  dwelling in Utah.' ���������AVe sometimes got'  -things mixed up, but give us. time, and  we  will   hit'the  truth  plump  in  the,  .head.        ' < , 'A  An eastern man.namcd Climber came-  out hero in March to hunt Ihe grizzly,  rbear in his'lair and make'him afraid,'"  but' as  all   track  of cthe   Nimrod   has '  been lost for four weeks past it isfonly  reasonable to infer that'he is'now a res-;  ident of a happier land than this." The,,,  grizzly always insists on sharing half  the 1'un'and expenses.       ",M. QUAD.- "  No llussian is allowed, to return to'-  his native country if be has v. hile.  away changed his religion..  I The German government has decided to start,~a/'system of motor cars  in German East Africa, suppli'inent-  ing the main railway.  Minard's Liniment Cures LaGrippe.  7 A TOPSY  TURVY  ROOM.  Celery'  tonic.  is   an������������������; acknowledged    nerve  Railway ��������� mileage in.',, the United  SUitcs has passed the;2.0O,'6OO mark',  which-is considerably more than two-  fifths of the entire railway mileage of  the world. '       .  No family' living  should lie without  Pills. A few doses  will   keep   the   liver  ���������W-  illohaiimieil's   Hair.  The most notable attraction In a  mosque at Delhi is a single red hair  ���������which is said to have been plucked  from tlie mustache of Mahommed. It is  kept under glass, and visitors are permitted to look at it on payment of a  sum equal to about 2o cents.  in   a 'bilious   country  Parmelee's   Vegetable  taken  now  and; then  active,    cleanse    the  stomach and bowels'from all bilious matter-and-.prevent   Ague.   .Mr.   J..L.  Price.  Shoals.   Martin   Co., 'Tnd..   writes:      ���������" I  have tried  a box of Parmelee's Pills.and  find them-the best medicine for Fever and  Ague I  have ever used."  -, An Ohio woman recently preached  her husband's funeral sermon. She  was bound to have the last word.  When a baby  once begins to  she never gets  girl is born she ot  yell for clothes, and  over the habit.  A   Frenchman   WIio   P5ay������   Practical'  Jokes ou ills Ouestji.  A "topsy lurvy room," writes a correspondent, not illusory, but actually  so built, existed near Paris some years  ago and,may sti'.l esist. One who saw  it thus describes it and the i:.-.c to  which it was put: "I was the guest of  the owner of the house." he says.  "from Saturday to Monday. He was a  bachelor, very convivial in his tastes,  and we were a very jolly party of men.  When we woke up. about 2 o"e!ock on  the Sunday morning, one of-our number, sound asleep ou the couch "in the  billiard room, was carried out like a  .'og by a couple of servants. My host  gave me' a solemn wink and told me  that if a sudden summons came I was  to/''rush from my bedroom or else I  v might miss a. sight -worth seeing. I  .���������wanted nothing .but;sleep 'and was relieved vyhen.the summons came to find  that itywas'broatlydaylight. \  -'-..;   ,  "yawning. 1.. followed the valet ahd  found/myself, with four others.:silently peeping through little holes in the  .wall. The scene was, absurd; ridicu-  lous7 A clazed man slowly .'waking to  full consciousness was lying on a plas-.  tered lioor. looking up in horror at a  carpeted ceiling. Two heavy couches,  an easy chair, chairs and tables .securely fastened stared .-down at him  from above. The man's eyes at last  rested on a -flowerpot directly over his  head.. from which a flaring rose, apparently real, was blooming. He gave  a cry and. rolling over/grasped with  frenzied hands the stem'of the chandelier, which came up through the floor.  The host burst, into the room, with a  loud laugh. 'They all do it.Mie cried.'  'They fear they will fall up to the ceil-  imr.'"  Furniture   PoIi������li.  An excellent furniture polish is made,  by mixing together one-third of alcohol and two-thirds of sweet oil. Apply with one soft cloth and polish off  with another.  A   Norway   Custom.  A curious custom is practiced in Norway, where those iu search of a  drowned body row to and fro Avith a  cock in the boat, ��������� fully expecting that  the bird will crow when t.*.e boat  reaches the spot where the,corpse lies.  Cnrlons   Accident.  , While  on  the   wing   a   pigeon   was  guillotined recently in 'Cardiff, Wales,  dby being''caught between a trolley and  a power wire on the street railroad.  - ACTS GENTLY  ON  AND  Cleans effectual^  OVERCOMES  ������*  BlTUAL  C0NST,PATK*������,  BUY THE GENUINE��������� MAN'F'D BY  1yrvp<3  vp   KY  <-<f       C?  CAU   SCq.   ^NY    ^  fOB SAtE BY All DRU6G1STS. PRICE 50c.PCR BOTTll .���������j_i-!p' ������������������'.i"  *itjij^>������ ���������miniim^i������������i  / &,  /   "'  PAYING RED ALLIES.  INTERESTING  ED AT ST,  CEREMONY   WITNESS-  PETER'S RESERVE.  t  Great Aiinu.U lobrival ut " rent I own"  ���������A. JUolloy Crnwd-APointot IJppeci.i)  Intt'i-f'iti���������ihe Dance- The Ch ief'.-.,.kd-  vice���������A    I'lestf.!!!-*   ������������:e-iie��������� I'upils ot   a-t.  > I'iiiil's l:i<liiKiriiil School lit lixri cist--  ,;iiwl  J-Jvol ui ion*.  1(7  p  S-:'  t-  Ti.-  It., is a charming excursion,  all too  short,   from  the, Selkirk  dock    on    a  ,     b< ^ :.ii\l   ,    midsummer   '     afternoon  a.  ������    d  the  S.   S.'   Pi-emier  to-"Tent  ,    Town,"-as' th6 treaty grounds at St.  ,,_   Peter's   reserve   are^ so   aptly' teimed  iii  loCaJ  vernacular,-says  a writer in  _    Winnipeg   'Free    Press.*-     The     frcfh'  biee/e  from  the'lake sweeps  up    the  river/" making   the   sultry   sun   enjoyable as the steamer threads its  way  bVt.ween   tlie  ioresvclad     banks    and  , ; ,t'hroi.'!.,h  the murky     waters     of   the  -'lied,   revealing at every  turn a landscape* of loveliness'wheret'every  spot  is  surrounded  by'a halo  of romance  -of the days "of the voyagour and the  - pioneer. < , '  ���������    After the confines of the 'reserve are  passed   the effects of civilization    on  'the aboriginec becojne at once appar-  , ont  and  impressive.   The rich land of  the ^reserve���������for it is indeed a choice  , section of the country���������is dotted with  the .comfortable,   little,   neat,   whitewashed  log "cabins    each    surrounded  ^"witlr jts patch of corn and ,potatoes.  *��������� They are strikingly  different from the  .smok(>-tanned   tepee     of the nomadic  children  of the prairie. '  '.'. 'A trip of six miles'through  this in-  :teioesting Scenery brings the sightseer  to   '/Tent1 Town"   .where    th'e'  dusky  waicls.of the nation ancl  allies of the  King   are 'paid 'according   to the stipulations of their treaty.    Every man,  ���������, woman   and   child born,-in   legitimate  wr-dloek' is  entitled  to   participate if  he acknowledges   the   reserve'as   his  '  home ancl is,bound by ties of blood to  ihe -denizens    thereof.        The  ticaty  grounds "are beautifully situated  on a  'gently undulating slope from the west  bank  of  the  river and are permanent-  ���������\y  I'marked    by -the   presence   of the,  ',council  chamber,    'a building located,  i some  distance from_the water.,   The  sight those grounds.;j#;e'$'cmt at treaty  time is really pitture^'(j'ae,.to those.'to  whom   it-is -novel. J^H-he^Jjaiiks   are'  "'lined-with boat7s;-canoes.-anet big one,  fwo  or  evem,tln.ee^masted   schooners,  . built fand   ^tfl^d^by tlie Indians   of  the uppers.lakei^'"who.have  journeyed  down to.bo7rpi'Csent at the grbat-tnb-  ^ al* festival)..of ,this     portion   "of   the  Crees.     The7 grounds can-be compared' only, with .an .exaggerated  idea of  .a  circus--or  the-sidcyShow  po.-iion .-of  the county fair..    A village of canvas  -.springs ..'up, like     a  mushroom -where  ��������� the ;visiting     population ' of several  -thousand   souls   are   housed, and !  ac-  ', commodated;' where the .noisy trader  'who. like the circus fakir, seems to  be everywhere and always intent on  'securing possession of the crisp' new  , treaty bank" notes from their guileless possessors in exchange lor gaudy trinkets, showy prints, shopworn,'shady dress'goods and ready-  made clothing from the bargain  scounters: circus lemonade, lunches,  fruit and confectionary, it is a perfect pandemonium. The a.aricious  eyes of the sons of Abraham fairly  glisten as they rake in the easy duc-  nts ' for the "tiamonds" and  "vatches."  Tt  is  a  motley crowd  that  throngs  tlie grounds.'-'There is. the oTd  gene-ration  represented   by   one or two   irreconcilable braves     oi  bygone   days  ' who   cling   to the customs of   youth  tenaciously  and scorn   the  finery  and  -���������   luxury     of    civilized  clothes     for     a  bbinket. (moccasins  and  a handful   of ���������  feathers.       Th'e   councillors,     austere  and   reservedly sedate,  are easily distinguishable   by   their   plug  hats  and  the  airs   of  authority   that.they    assume,   one  of     them  particularly    so.  because of his striking resemblance to  Sir  John  A.  Maedonald. in'facial  expression.     The likeness..is, really.' remarkable.       There' are th<i fishermen  from  the  upper   lakes,-'cow-boys from  ��������� the   plains   and .joung   men   and   women   fashionably   attiicd.       The  lasU  are  the younger  portion of the community who have experience.the benefits   of  a   training     in   the   industrial  schools.     JMany   of   them,  lollow    the  trades or serve behind    the    c-ounte.'s  and  carry   but- faint  traces  of a dash  of  the  Indian   blood.       Hundreds    of  children   arc    miming,   eiawling    and  :,veiling  in  all ^directions.    Their' number Is;-equalled   only   by  that  of  the  dogs      among       which      are     .many  big -    capacious        rapacious,      voracious,        mendacious       bus  ics,     the  /���������terror.       of     V the        stranger",...' and  everyone  the^-   come in  contact  with.  Untamable and    irreconcilable ,hr.<tc:s  . they, are,   useful  only     for     the    dog  jt rains  which   supply   the  outpo&ts ' of���������  7'civilization in the long winters, or to  bring in  the hardest of  fish:,   As predatory   as   their kinsmen   the wo jves,  on     the     upper     reserves a  stranger  takes great risk if he leaves his tent  unaccompanied   after, nightfall.        At  Fort/    Alexander     they     have     been  ���������known to   kill   large  yearling,   cattle  and -Father   Vassar's  fine     drove    of  pigs   they 'regard  as  their  legitimate  r-rey. .'.'���������" ���������.���������"''.  Passing-  down  the  streets  of' tents  by the busy traders to  the centre of  ��������� the grounds one comes to not the  least interesting attraction of the  whole���������the   , dancing  platform���������where  -the dusky devotees of Terpsichore  work off the exuberance of youth. It  is partially covered with boughs to  protect the "orchestra" from "the  rays of the sun, but the dancers seem  an   icehouse.        A  wrinkled  old   half-  breed,   whose  white  locks   curl    from  under hif- slouch  felt hat  and  cluster  around   his  face,   bronzed   by    winter,  ���������mows  and  summer  suns,   sat  on    an  old   packing  case  in, the corner,    dispensing, mapic fast ancl fearsome f.'om  a  squeaky old  violin  whivh he  sawed  with  an  industry-worthy  of a bettor  '���������au.se     <   His     mo'casincd    foot  beat  ���������/���������'���������iFe'efsly     on    the  floor ,nnd  a con-  .>������������������!������������������!!<-   sivilo  iHumined' his  counten-  ���������i  e.   Hut 'whether   , it  resulted    fi om  ������������������ r(ont:"Aion   rf   happin;1' s ifrnm the  '. e>:-.   who    we"e   ,tiioping iVwough  "    -������F   ���������������    (iii-"liin������   or ,f n'<'i   +l">r>  ,tokc lie wn������ perpetrating on " The  Girl I Left Behind He," may never  be known. , '  There were two sets on the floor, a  dudish young fellow acting, as master'  of ceremonies ancl he was , something  of an artist t^o, for his ''calling-off"  was seldom allowed' to get monotonous. As the violin tore off shreds of  "The Girl 1 .Left Behind 31c,': he  started the ball rolling by 'shouting:  "First, couple to'',the right and balance four," "Pass right through-and  balance7there 'and swing with the  girl behind you." This last ' call  was frequently varied by'such ex* res-  sions as* '"Swing the one with the  big 'boots on," "Hurry up Sally or  yoii won't get around.',' Ancl, Sally  afways hurried. t   * l -'   /  1' watched them complete the change  and-then promenade to seats and the  lemonade , stands.       A few moments  afterwards  the  strains  of  the  "Irish  Washerwoman"-rent the air and    instantly, the platform was the scene of  I henomenal animation,    for' the   real  "Wed River dig,''' 'danced as only the  Metis  can- dance  it',  w'as in (fast' and  furious  progress.       As' a boy',1. have  often watched the buck-dances on the  plantations of the South,'but seldom  indeed .have -1 seen the same amount  of energy,  enthusiasm    and  perspiration   thrown  into  any. form ofvdiver-  sion  or dissipation   'of    the ,kind  as  those  tawny  children    of the prairie  threw  into  that^ jig.  '    _ ^ -  The loud voice of an orator, for he  was worthy ol  the title, addressing^,  small   assemblage" of  his people near  the  council  chamber  drew  me    away  from   this  scene-   of  merriment.        It  was  Chief Prince,  who has since been  gathered      to      the     happy     hunting;  .grounds   of  his     fathers,   a   towering  personality, among  his people,  \xnd  a  fine  s; ecimen   of  the full-blooded, Jn-  ���������dian,   so'seldom     found  cither'on <or  off- the  reserves,   typical   of' his    race  7ttefor.e'thc white "man's vices corrupted   and   demoralized   it'Without - any  of   the   restraining   influences   of    his  virtues.     Although die -was- ,speaking  in   the" dialect of thc( CreO-;ivt  w^as  al-  ,moJt" "impossible     t,p   -refrain     from  /catching     some r of'   Lthc  enthusiasm  which' his-woids  kindled   in  his   people.        His" subject,   so   an    old    half-  breedrtold me, was the advantages to  be,.gained   from adopting  civili/.atiph  and   the  religion   ������f^thc  white brethren, with a firm advice to them to be  patriotically true-to the Government  and   their    treaty.       These   ac'dresses  were regular features of the program  ancl were delivered with all the fervor  thai   has     made     the  Indian   orator  famous.  Inside the council chamber the business of the occasion was constantly  in progress, as members of the treaty  filed in and the inspector and hi.s  clerks after dfie investigation of each  claim and making proper entries paid  over the crisp new /Dominion bank  five dollar bills. '- If is a delicate  task to perlorm to- conduct the  searching investigations sometimes  necessary to protect the interest of  the * Government without giving offence  to  the  supersensitive ,1'cdmen.  Towards    evening    the    strains    ,of  band' music drew old  and young to a  pretty spot near the inspector's marque   where   the    pupils  of  St.   Paul's  Industrial    school   -were     performing  their   calisthcnic,    and   military   exercises  and  evolutions     for  the  edification  of their parents and  visitors  to  the   reserve.     Scrupulously   clean     in  their  appearance.^ neatly  dressed  and  showing  a   rcinarKfable  proficiency   in  their   drpl   those   scholars   contrasted  strikingly with  the  older generations  or  1 heir 'less  fortunate  brethren   who  have   never   enjoyed     the   advantages  offered  by the industrial.    JOvery turn  is  applauded   hOM'tily     by   the  dusky-  audience   squalled   around   the   arena  and  smiles  of  pleasure  frequently   illumine   countenances   that  are   usually as undemonstrative as the sphinx.  Those    pupils     by     their  appearance  and  performance  have  clone  much  to  remove   the   prejudices     of   race    and  paganism,   and   each     year   make  the  ������euiii'ing of .inmates for. the indusf:ial.s  a  task   of  ever   decreasing'-difficulty.  Herein  is  contained  the secret  of-the  only prnctical'-'dr efficacious means of  reforming  and   Christianizing the noble redmen.  We,were still watching this interesting -'spectacle when the coaiV.o  whistle of the excursion steamer called us hurriedly on board for the delightful return trip, leaving us a'l  still wondering at the sights we had  seen''-.where civilisation and the r.in-  nants  of barbarism commingle.  for Canada is to" take' to the rifle  ranges. With q, population well practiced 'in the use of the rifle 'we will  need noth ng but patriotic spirit to  make us a perpetually ready and  powcriul military aid to Great lh-i-  tain.  , r> firivniciri'-.  Stableman fwho has'-,been rep) oved  -for his incorrect pronunciation)���������V.ell  miss. I don't know how you was  taught to s-oak, but 'what T f-av is,  is a haitch. an''a ho, an a har, 'an  a hesiK. an' a hee don't spell 'o'-.se.  I'd like lor k-uow wh.'t it do spell!���������  Tilodnshin?. ' o  BANKRUPTS   IN  LIVER*/.  V    -onrf-.-   ������������f  ���������:m*iw-*-*.    -  The Gentle Optimist���������O^-r d-������lut "o'������s  are the sweetest   things  m life   -  The'CVsnic���������How about the mm.  who th n'-s ho can sing? ��������� Sketchy  "Cits.    ' '    ' '  "He's  ���������"-But 1  -"Aw,  trieves  Up.  ������!������������������������  '" <>������lc   H im.  a    fine      retriever,     mi.is,"  don't want ,a hi nting-dng."  he  rion'f fetch bii ds.    Ifc re-  ping-pong    balls.'-'���������Picl.-.Mc-'  Tlie  Cliiiic-cc  Ijjs iij?������a������re.  There is no word'in the Chinese language that conveys an intimation' of  what we term public spirit, nor is there  a-synonym for patriotism.  Coclii'oneS"   Medicine.  The cockroach , has been used for  ages by the Russian peasantry as a  remecly in dropsy.- Investigations by  competent persons show that the body  contains an active principle. This has  received the name bla'ttic acid.  Munchtii-ia  Winters,      ��������� i  -The winters are, very cold in Manchuria, the ground being frozen to the  depth" of several feet.  Curious   Lawn   That   Were   Once   Enforced In Englanil und  Scotland.  . At one time in England and Scotland bankrupts were compelled to  wear'a distinctive dress. ' This was a  result of enactments passed at various  times in Scotland from the year 100(1  to"1GSS. The Edinburgh court of sessions specified the dress to be of parti  color, one half yellow-and the other'  brown, something after the style of  the dress now worn in English prisons  by the .worst class ot prisoners, those  who have attempted to escape or been  guilty of murderous assaults on officers. The enactment also provided that  the bankrupt should be exhibited publicly in the market* place of his town  for a period of two hours and then  sent away, condemned to wear the  (Jdress until such .time as he had paid  his,debts or some one else had done it  for him.  Although this was a period of laws  which can only be described as ferocious, this law was such an outrage on  public senliinent'that in 1GSS it was so  far repealed that the "weai'ing of the  dress was only compulsory in cases in  which fraud had been proved or, enri-  enough,   if   the  A-GENTLE  Ki.C  ously enough, if the ' bankrupt' had  been convicted of smuggling. ' The  same1 practice was legal, but not' generally in force in England 'down to the  year -1S3G. The idea - was, of course,  to warn persons who might have given  credit that the bankrupt was not able  to pay, but popular sentimeut'soon recognized, that it,was wholly unfair to  imposej such' excessive penalties on' a  man ��������� who" might have become bankrupt, through no fault of his own.' and,-  as usual, when the law became contrary to' publrc feeling it ceased to be operative. ��������� -,. ��������� :    ���������  I'd like to swat the features of the ojv-  niTiistic yuy  That sits up in the weather bureau study-  ins the sky.       ,  And tills his list with paralyzing chunks,  of tropic heat , '  And fiendishly precipitates them to the  steaming sireer.' ' ,  I'd like to p.:sh the plaster from the grim  '    predictor's ribs; ' '  I'd like'to shove: the nose off of the features of Ins nibs:,        ���������  Oh. how I would onjoy.it. with my fingers  , in his 'hair��������� ,,  The man tli'al says the weather will be-,  warm today and lair. '  'He sits all  winter  lens and  conjures up.  the llerecsr blasts  And feeds the, people zero while the frigid}.  " winter lasts:  He  slides   along cto   gentle   spring   where-  llowers bloom again  And pours on our devoted heads his stoclc -  of chilling ram.  And  then 'when  summer comes he pokes  his furnace up for fair ' '   '  And laughs in- glee as people cultivate a  weary jviare:      '    '    , '     .������.  His     purgatorial  4distresses     teem     and ^  stream'and swarm��������� i t    ���������  The man   that  says'the weather will  ba .  fair today,and warm.        ;  < -     '  I T  But I have been reflecting.'and, according  'J to my  hunch.  Some day he'll get tho echo in an-aggravating bunch. ' i 'i*  For It is said that people get according tc^  ' their own "  Herealter,   and   I'm   willing  to let Providence alone!     r  t ,  Some day  there'll  come a turning In the  long and weary ,lane.  And  he'h   be getting-scorches when  he'a  /      hankering for rain:  Twill be his turn to bellow, and 'twill ,be  his turn to swear��������� '     %      '     '  man  that   says  the weather will  warm today and fair!  -'���������Baltimore' News.,  11 -  -   f-1  r-   4\  ���������'*     '���������v  '.'.7i;  t     - i"t*-f  1 -   *  -   , -  -A  ���������7'-';#C  .' ,     -.     4    .  ,4  ., hi^m  "    <  X A  ".  ,  .  - '���������.*!  ���������-    j. i  ,  ^ i t V."?'  ,<    _ ii -.-  The  bs  ������- ���������    ,, Lava.   *  ' The retention or7 heat In lava is almost incredible.' Lava is so bad a'con-*  'ducior that it is possible to walk, on  the surface of a lava flow when it has  cooled and yet see red heat in the fissures below.  '    '> Woii<le?'fnI   Water.'  Ilair'is alleged to be restored to the  bald and plumage to naked birds by  the'waters o'' fai--i-in-i. -north Italy.  ,,  .     "    ;        ;   ;  How Coal Was, Fir nt Named.  Curiousty, the 'word coal was in use  long before as well as long after the  comineheemeut of the ^oal trade, with  a meaning quite different from that  which it now has. The term originally  belonged to wood,fuel and w;as applied  in particular to v/ood^which liad been  charred, or'what_>is now called char-,  coal.  When the trade in mineral coal began, this was usually distinguished by  v'the singular name of sea coal. It  would seem that from having been  gathered in early times' on tho seashore, more especially of Northumberland, along with seaweed and other  wreckage cast up by the waves, this  peculiar substance was supposed to be  of marine origin. vFrom this circumstance and its resemblance to wood  coal in color and burning properties it  obtained the name of sea coal, by  which it was so long and l so widely  known. Then in the course of time,  as the new fuel gained upon and su-'  perseded the old. the simple name of  coal became universally transferred  to it.   Soldiers   as   Gyimistsi*.  Every Japanese barrack has a gymnasium, and the Japanese soldiers rank  'among the best g.wnnasts in the world  In half a minute they can scale a fourteen foot wall by simply bounding on  each other's shoulders, one man supporting two or three others.  Win-like  Chinese. ' :  The Chinese are commonly supposed  to be peace lo\jiig and harmless. The  Zeitschrift fur Missionskunde. however, declares that China is the greatest warlike nation m Asia and that  They are in w-ii-r-n-* worse than'the  Huns.  Where Wi,ve8 Rule, Hnslinndo.-.  In the .valley of the Barca. in Abys-  , sinia. there is a community where the  women,  without   holding  meetings  or  agitations  pf any  kind,  have'emancipated themselves.  All the women work  hard, while the men are idle ;c but, by  way of compensation, the house and all  it contains belong to the wife.. At the  least unkind  word she turns the husband out at night.,in storm or rain, and  he cannot come back  until  he makes  amends by the gift of a cow.   The wife  considers it a duty, to abuse the,husband, and if,she were weak enough to  show any love for him in-life or grief  at his death she would be scorned ,by-  her tribe. ' The wife," without any i-ea-'  bou, may strike hoi- tent and go, taking  with her one-third of !the joint possessions.    The husband,'unless be is trav-,  eling, may not live out of his tent, but  his wife may ,go.to her parents for a.  year and annul, for the time, ber own  marriage.  -' -' ."'������������������.  t 1  >  ���������" ' ru  -  ���������A1  1x  f\*  vf  ^  xA  "  Uh  *~ j^i  '  '    t'  * ^  p  V  1    -  ���������   1  ���������-Hv  -.  -,- V-  \ '���������*  "  1 ^  ���������      *  ������������������",<  '   l'f't  -PI "1  'TX  7  ,'  **\$\  ,. if -V  i        -   i.  'XA  He���������But you'said you'd go to de'eixl  of'de earth wit' me.     ��������� ' '      .A".  She���������Yes-s:s, ibut Iv didn't _know it  ���������was so far. ' <>        ''' '      - ���������-"��������� ' ''  Gi-iui   Scotch   Wit.  The People's Friend cites the following as a sample of "characteristic  Scottish wit���������keen.-grim aiid caustic:"  A certain parishioner dealt in old  horses, alternating his spells of labor  with heavy sprees. During the period of depression which followed each  overindulgence John habitually took to  lied and there diligently stuclied the  family Bible. During one of these tits  of attempted reformation his condition  prompted his wife to call in the Rev.  Mr. .Wallace, the parish minister, who  at the time happened to be passing.  "Oh,  Maister 'Wallace, come in and  eee our John; he's rale bad!"  "What's wrang wi' him?"  "He's   feart   to   meet   his   Makker,"  said Mrs. John.  Quick   as   fire   came   the   crushing  reply:  "Humph!     Tbell'm   he   need   ua   be  feart for that; he'll never see'm."  Guilty,  l������wt   Fair Minded.,     .   ..  "Gentlemen," said "the man* whose  bulk -just comfortably filled a seat in  the parlor car, "1 passed through one  earthquake and' never want to experience another]"  "Where was it?," was asked.  "In Pittsburg."  "But I never heard they had. as  earthquake there."  "Yes, they did. It was fifteen years  ago. I was there. 1 went to tho roller  skating rink. I put on a pair of skates.  I started out to cavort."  "Um!" said four men in chorus.'  "Ahd tho earthquake followed, and I  want to say right here aud ^ now that  if any of you are from Pittsburg and;  can prove the loss of friends or property I am willing to make a fair settlement of damages."  '  "  VV?  1  V  4^ ;$i  )  1  "  ���������" \  V    r  1  \   i  _, 4 o<y  >  5 >r-'  J*  .Ar,  T*,  "A~;A\  \ XX\  t  ,  "4   l\������\  ' 'Ak\   SV1  i"  ���������u- -   i\  - a  .' -'J  R.ott:an   Cliari:is.  Even the Romans were not without  their charms. They hung little eases  around the neck which contained a  charm, generals not disdaining the  same. Augustus thought it would bring  him good luck to wear a piece of the  sea calf and therefore never went without this talisman.  Unsatisfactory.  "You should be a little more explicit  in your statements." said the editor to  the new reporter'as he glanced over a  batch of copy. "Here you say that  the Hon. J. Edward Cashly. who has  been under the care of three physi-  cians'during'the past ten days, is now  out of danger."  "Well, isn't that plain enough?" queried the new pencil pusher.  "Certainlj' not." replied the autocrat  of the sanctum. *"IIow is the uninitiated reader to know whether the Plon.  J. Edward is on the highroad to recovery or dead and Out of reach of the  three physicians?"-  One   Way   io  Do   It.  "I wish," she sighed: "I could brealc  little Willie of the habit of calling  names." ' -. v  "You can," responded the gruff neighr  bor promptly. ��������� ^  "Eow?"  "Discharge the nurse and send him  out to play with few rough boys  some afternoon."-  'Dry  Never   Got   Thirsty   Aj^ain.  "Why do you call your friend  Davy?'" was asked of the wild and  woolly westerner. "Is it because of  tho nature of his wit, or what?"  "Wit nothin'!" answered the westerner. "Davy got a dose o' the water  cure in the Philippines two years ago>  an' he hasn't been thirsty since."  Beethoven  and   the  Mandolin.  That so  great  a  musical  genius  as  to enjoy the heat, which without ex-        ,7,"  crtion,  makes  the pale face long for ' e       y  v  Tiiktt   to   tli������   Itillc ���������I!i������iic������,s.  ."Lord'Dundonal'd. says/The Mail rml  Empire, has emerged from th- crucible of tbe Doer war a parti/an of  the rifle. In his opinion, a soldier's  first duty is to learn how to shoot.  Even cavalry must discard the cutting sword for the rifle, liiis is precisely iu line with a h*yinan's o-,iin-  icn. It would seem to the civilian  that a weapon with which you can  hit an enemy a mile away Avnuld l.-e  more effective Hum one which can  only be used at close range. Certainly the well-covered .riflemen seemed during the late war to be'almost  invincible unless his flank was turn-  i   superior   force.     The   lesson I  Beethoven wrote several pieces-for the  mandolin seems to be a great source  of pride to the lovers of this .instrument. They are also fond of recalling  the fact that Mozart indicated the mandolin in the score of "Don Giovanni"  in his famous serenade.  Women's   Ma.sU.s.  In 1580 black masks were worn In  public by ladies of all ranks. The mask  was held in place by ribbons passed  behind the ears'.or by a glass button  held between the teeth.  A .Canny. Contract.  A fountain in a public "square needed painting. ��������� . <  An artist'agreed to do-it for nothing,  provided he could take as inuch time  as he pleased for the job and erect  a boarding 'to protect himself from  idle, curiosity  while at work.  The. contract was made on-those  terms, but the painter sold the surface of the boarding to advertisers, and  nobody knows how long lie will be  paiuting the fountain.���������London Answers.  Not   as   Dad   as   It   Mislit  Be.  "Poor man." said the lady visitor,  addressing one of the inmates of the  insane asylum, "don't you often feel  very sad to be shut up here?"  "Oh, no," the patient answered. "The  lunatics who come to look at us are  generally    -"-cry    amusing.".  Nevv Mexico's White  Sands.  .The'"white sands" of southern New  Mexico lie in the San |Augustin plain  and ar" a sheet of pure- gypsum sixty  miles1 long and five to twenty bread.  The' white "sand" of gypsum  by tlie wino rcs'.'inblcs a line ol  ers il* the distance.  raisvu  break-  Hovf  He Figrnred It.  "Much politics in your neighborhood,  Uncle Jim?"  "No, suh���������des 'bout $10 wuth."���������Atlanta Constitution.  Catherine   de'   Medici.  Catherine de' Medici always wore a  wide black skirt, a black pointed bodice with wing sleeves, a black collar,  ruff shaped, and a hood that came  down in a point over the forehead.  do  Oi  LoAicnI.  Pat���������Pfwat's th' rayson Clancy  be afther bavin' a tin weddin',  wonder?  Mike���������Faith, an' it's because, he's  been married to his ould woman tin  years, Oi'm thinkin'.  Rensmnrlngr.  She���������Oh, Jack, are you perfectly certain that you love me?  He���������My. darling, you don't suppose  that I have lived for thirty years  .without knowing love when I feel it.-  A   Noisy   Escort.  The Abyssinian warriors always honor their king by a band escort of fcrty-  tive trumpets wherever he goes. 'C       '   1'  C. H. TARBELL.  High Grade Stoves  and all Kitchen Requirements  ' SPORTSMENS GOODS     '  <fc GENERAL HARDWARE  WaVerly  f{dtel  First-Class Accommodation  .. ..at Reasonable Hates....  BEST OF WINES.& LIQUORS!  JOHN, McLEODS  ���������   ''     '  FOR FIRST-CLASS  CANDY, FRUITS,  CIGARS & TOBACCOS.  THE WATCHMAKER.    *    ,  DUNNE  PROPRIETOR.  T.' II. '"CAREY  .'pAILORING-   iu  First-Class  ,     ���������*���������        Styles.        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DUNSMUIR AYR-,    CUMBERLAND  QFPOCI)! \ j^FOSe,  ^?^������fefe^^p??g  ."PINE CANDIES,   FRUITS,  and  ���������*��������� Full'    Stock .of    TOBACCO  CIGARS and CIGAR ETTES.' .. ..'  DUN8MUIR AYE., ��������� CUMBERLAND.  ITjBIIE]  gREAD, Cakes  and-Pies delivered   daily to any part of  City.  FULL'STOCK OF  ������������������ iii ii , nGtzssanzszw    ~  jrrocer.ies  New  England  '     WM. GLEASON, Proprietor; '   -  F^OE/Comfort,  C-ire' ami Attention ,TRY  the New Gnoland Hotel, ���������  -   'A     (1  li  HIGH, GEADS   ���������-'-     -.  *- r --  Cigars ,and     Liquors    in    Bar.  'pRUITS, . ��������� -'���������'  ;'   -   Candies,   ��������� ���������,   i '  ':"     |3I PES, Cigars,1  :   Tobaccos.(  AND-NO^ET/TIliS AT  Mts   WALKER'S  - (Whitney Block.)  '    \\T . WILLARD isYprep;ired to  -  ���������'**  ������������������   fill any Ordern-for Fine or-  .. .Heavy ^Harness,   at' shorf'-'notice.'1'  ', 4 '��������� t ' I -'  WILLARD BLOCK, ���������- ' Cumberland.'  '     Wanted Crnfle Berg's, , l  "Bring 'me crude eggs, shredded  Vrheat biscuits and a glass of milk."  -said the man on the Boston boat.  /'Yes, sah,",replied the waiter.; "What  kind of aigs was them, sah?"  "Crude eggs."    \  "Yes,  sah;  yes,   sah," Repeated  the  man, walking away with' a perplexed  expression. ��������� Shortly he returned.    "We  ���������' ain't got them aigs, sah, but'we's got  ��������� 'eui   boiled,'fried,  poached- an' 'scrambled, very uice, sah.",  "No, no," protested the Boston man.  "I want them crude, raw."   <  '  '   "Ob," gasped the waiter, "yon wants  'em raw?" "   ,  ^Certainly."  ." ' Having brought- them, the waiter  looked on curiously while the nnm  broke the yolks of the eggs over the  " ghredded biscuit and stirred the whites  up in the milk. "Dat's one of dew"  food cranks," reported the waiter to  the next table.  Kspm&it & feMimo,; Ry.  '-"--������, >     I  Tre������ TImt Turns to Stone,  There is a tree that grows in Mexico  called the "chljol." or stone tree.    Iris  of enormous, proportions,  both  In circumference and height.    It has a nun>  ber of branches spreading out widely  and   carrying   leaves   of' a   yellowish  green color. The wood is extremely fine  and easily worked in a green state.    It  Is not given to either warping or splitting.   The most remarkable thing about  it  is  that  after   being  cut   the  wood  gets gradually harder, and in the course  of a few years it is absolutely petrified  whether left in the open air or buried  -.la the ground. From this timber'houses  jean be built that would in a tow years  i become completely fireproof and would  I last as though built of stone.  ! Plr������t  Ba!lroa������J  Charter.  I Tbe first charter ever granted in this  Icountry or probably any other for the  building of a railroad was granted in  1819 to Henry Drinker by the Pennsylvania legislature for a road of that  kind from the Delaware valley to the  ���������headwaters of the Lehigh river over  the route now occupied by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad from the Water Gap to Scranton.  That was before the days of steam.  and the "wagons" that were to bo run  on the road were to be moved by horse  power. That aid charter aud the'  rights It conveyed were purchased by.  the original Delaware and Lackawanna company for $1,000.  Took the  Seonnd Man.  One evening recently n well to do  bachelor volunteered to teach .a sprightly young widow the game of checkers.'  iie> quite overlooked the possibilities of  the game.  , "There, now; it's still your move," he  esc la J hied to the hi (ly. shortly after the  game had commenced. "Yon iui ve taken only one man. and you a to bound to  take aiiotlspr "  "Thanks for your advice." naid the  wifiow sweetly. "SuppoHa ! take you,  li.'-nr'  (jlvf- " (}'-r-r~:: -.i.-ii~l:s' a 'CCXii'.?: Ot  tcuii'.-'-o riiv, ��������� ������������������������������������: y-j a e;;j>'n.  Give liiui a Muart^r and yon -become  ������ ci)lon"l,  'piii-al.vze him with a dollar and you  are a general for :ij'e.  Throw in Jin old tndt of .cloth"a and  two sii'J! Ui-uujS of coin liquoi unci he  raises all his children to call you gov  ���������fir^or, ._.:... -   s. s. "City of Nan'aimo. (  .   WINTER SCHEDULE.  Leaves Victoiia Tuesday. 6 a.m.; for Na-  - naimo, -calling at,' IVlusgrave^, Vesuvius, Crofton. 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Wlio    Rudely   Iiiterrui>t   Hij*  Searching: Argument Upon tlie Pronunciation  of Xerxes.  [Copyright, 1902, by C. B. Lewis.]  THAT there was something on  "Mr. Bowser's mind as he came  liome todinner the other evening Mrs. Bowser saw at a  glance, but as he seemed puzzled,,ra'th-  fer.than troubled she held her peace until (he should be ready to explain. They  ' Lad .finished dinner, and he had almost  smoked out his cigar as he read his paper, when he" carelessly remarked:  "Mrs.   Bowser,   do   you   know   that  spring is here at last?"  "Why, yes, of course," sho replied.   ,  "It is early.spring, but when I was  a boy I used to'go out into the fields  "WOMAN,  I DOX'T LIKE YOUR TONE!"  at this season and look for crocuses.  The crocus is about the first spring  flower, isn't it?"   .    ,      <       '!  "Yes; the crocus and dandelion.",  u Mr. Bowser hitched around uneasily  andohad no. more to say for five minutes. Then he softly,observed: ���������?, ,  "The Romans had a queer superstition regardiug the., crocus* and there  may have been something in it. I presume j;ou have read of it?" -    ,  "J .don't remeraber.V she answered,  looking-at him in,amazement that he  should-have been delving into Roman  history or paying any more heed to crocuses than to brickbats.     '      ��������� <  "The    superstition    seems    to    have  arisen   with   Xerxes,   aud   it   appears  that he who went forth on a moonlight  night and found a blue crocus was sure  ' to be elevated to power and fame."  ��������� "But I thought you said it was a Roman superstition?"'  "So I did, and so it was."  "But Xerxes was not a Roman."  "There you go! Always ready to  -call me a liar at the slightest excuse!  If you'd look into history now and  then instead of keeping' to novels  you'd have more sense in-your' head.  Maybe you tliink Xerxes was a Dutchman?"  "I kno/w that he was a Persian." she  quietly replied.  "Not by a jugful!" .  She went over to the bookcase and  took out a volume of the encyclopedia,  and'.,turning to the proper letter, she  laid the book down before Mr. Bowser  that he might read:  "Xerxes I., king of Persia, was the  eldest son of Darius and bis secoad  wife Atossa," etc.  "Yes. I see what it says," observed  Mr. Bowser, "but does that mako the  slightest difference to me? - When 1  said that Xerxes was a Roman, that  settled It. and all the encyclopedia^ in  tbe world couldn't change it. fAf\ is  ' quite probable, however, that -there  were a dozen Xerxes hanging around  at that time and that one of them may  have been king of Persia."  "Yes. that may have been the way  of it" said Mrs. Bowser, who saw  a way to, dodge tbe threatened >-ow  and was quick to take advantage of  it. The family cat bad figured on ragtime and gave her a reproachful glance  as she crawfished.  "Whoever found a blue crocus on a  moonlight night," repeated Mr. Bowser as be walked to aud" fro. ."1 supr  pose there are blue crocuses as,well aa  other colors?"    c  "I never saw one."  "You never saw a whale, either, and  yet whales exist. All the crocuses i  have ever seen were yellow, but I never saw any except by daylight. Why  shouldn't the light of the moon cast a  blue shade over certain spring flowers?"  "1 know of no reason why. Were you  thinking of going out this evening to  look for a blue crocus and become a  Xerxes?"  "Woman. I don't like your tone!" ex-  claimed Mr. Bowser as he felt the stine  of her words.' "I can excuse your ignorance of ancient history,; you being  a woman, but I'll be hanged if you can  Indulge in sarcasm toward me! If it  pleases me to go out aud look for a blue  crocus in order to confirm or explode a  historic superstition, you can bet your  life 1 shall go!"  The cat came out from under the  lounge with new hopes in her heart,  and Mrs. Bowser maintained a discreet  silence. After pacing back and forth  for awhile with what he hoped was a  ���������Xerxes stride Mr. Bowser advanced to  a back window vaud drew aside the  curtain. There was a bright'moon, and  he could see every beer bottle, tomato  can and clothespin lying around the  yard. There were pools of water and  sevt-ral soft spots, and it didn't look to  be an inviting field for crocuses of any  color. He might bsve given up the idea  had not Mrs. Bowser suddenly asked:  "How do yon pronounce the name  Xerxes?"  "As   it   should   be   pronounced,    of  , course," he replied.  "But how?"   .  "X-er-s-es. Have. you zj\y fault to  find with that?"  "It is pronounced ,as if spelled  'Zerkzes.' You know there is a town  in Ohio called Xenia. Nobody calls it  'X-enia,' but it is called 'Zenia.' " ,  "Mr. Bowser turned to her with bis  face aflame and choked and gasped for  a full minute before he could exclaim:  "Woman, this is too much���������too inuch'  Do(you think my head is stuffed with  sawdust? Did any husband ever bear  of such cheek in a wife!"  "I was simply correcting you," she  said in humble tones.  .He.glared at her and kicked out his  legs to see if they, were asleep, but the  English language afforded him no  words iu which to reply. Iu this emergency he put ou his hat and went'out  into the ba'ck yard to. look for that  blue., crocus. He'd have gone if -a  whole army blocked the path. The cat  went with him as far .as the door and  then halted. Mr. Bowser sent his gaze  up and down^and around, but he mistook not- tiie'-yellow, labels of the tomato cans nor the blue/ones of the table' sauce-bottlesafor the spring flowers'  he. sought. At length he, wandered  fortli. stepping into a pool of water at  the first stnde, ,but totally7ignoring it.  He liad reached the rear/fence in his  stroll and had' mentally taken note of  several weeds struggling for life under  the cold moonlight when something  whizzed by his head.. .Some boy in the  neighborhood bad observed his wanderings and decided to interrupt them  with a potato. Where there is one  boy there are two���������three ���������six. Mr.  "Bowser had scarcely resumed his  search fo'r that blue headed X-er-x-es  crocus when those six boys let fly with  cans and bottles and chunks of coal."  Ajax stiffened up and defied the lightning for about five seconds. Then the  lightning plunked him in about a dozen  places at once, and he turned and  tied."  "Dirt ��������� ye l gitl what ye were lookin'  *or?" asked the "cook as he bourifleo  Into the kitchen just ahead of an empty beer bottle. But he did not stop to  ���������snswer. He was waiting to pour .out,  the vials of his wrath upon Mrs. Bowser. He ascended the basement stairs  two steps at a time, but when he stood  before her he could do no more than  gasp and stutter.  "1 wouldn't try to talk if I were  you," she soothingly said as she rose  up. ��������� "Just drop down on the lounge  and let me cover you up for awhile'.  It may be that X-er-x-es was all wrong  or that our cat ate up all tbe blue  crocuses this afternoon. Don't worry,  however. It won't be long before you'  can go out and look for the redheaded  sunflower!"  M. QCAD.  Doubtful.  Bluffer���������I would challenge that cad  who insulted me to a duel if I were  sure of one thing.  Bitter���������What's that?  Bluffer���������That he wouldn't accept tho  challenge.���������Ohio State Journal.  Sot  Fraternal,  Bellboy���������Let me have your grip.  Farmer- (Jet out!   ,1 dou"t belong  no lodge.ot yours.  to  Dessio.  EesPlphath a dimpled chin.  Mouth with smile upon it.  Eyes ot blue to glory tn.  .'.   '      But-^she hath a bonnet.  That's the only thlrm I see  When she dares to don it;  Climax of all witchery  J,njs in Bessie's bonnet.  "Yet. though 1 have sur.g the spell  Oft in many a sonnet.  To this day 1 cannot tell  One thing that is on it.  Were it off her dainty head,  : Who would care to con it?  Ehe's the charm, when all is said.  Of her dainty bonnet.   ���������Judari!  TI������e Grccnvoom.  in the days of Queen Elizabeth it  was customary to strew green rushes  on the uucarpeted floor of the actors'  retiring room in theaters: hence the  term greenroom.. Subsequently it waa  usual to decorate the walls with green  paper, and "sometimes the rushes gave  way to a carpet of green baize.  SlinUespeare.  Among the odd ways Shakespeare's  name used to be spelled are Shakspeyr,  Shakysper. Shaxper, Shexspere, Sbake-  per and Shaxspear.   FreaJi:   of  Nature.  There was a young girl from Racino  Who planted a Boston baked bine;  Said she. with a frown. .  "Baked beans are brown,  But this one is coming up grine."-  Perlistps  It Was.  Mrs. Richmond���������What lovely antique  furniture!  .Mrs. Bronx borough���������Yes, and. do you  know, we got it almost as chea' as if  it had been new.  Q--Ocoo������oOcOoOQoOoOoQo������o������c������  ������  o  O  I fllBGE VALE'S  ...TRAGEDY ������  -By Iiorton Arnold  5' ' Copyright,   1502, .     t  O       Ey the S-  S.  McClure Company  CJoOoOoOoQoQoCxsoGoQoC'OGpGco  Ridgevale was all excitement, and so  was Harrison, three miles down the  North river road.   Harrison, which took  t i  to itself airs and graces owing to the  fact that it was on the railroad.'while  Kidgevnle was nor, had had. a celebration in the morning, in which the town  parade had merged with the procession  of a one ring circus that showed that  afternoon and evening. There had been  ���������t "real" Goddess, of Liberty robed in  the stars and stripes, who had read the  Declaration of Independence in the  grove and h'ad ridden on top of the  lions" deti in the parade. '    ,  -The Iiarrisonites had never ceased  io crow over the good people of^ Ridge-  vale, and now Ridgevale was preparing  to take its revenge. Harrison was invited over to witness'-a Washington's  birthday celebration concerning which'  ,all facts were refused.' But when Seth'  Haskius drove over to Burden's grocery  VIIEST-XIOU WASHINGTON' BESTOWED TirON  U1S OFFSPRING  .VTOY  HATCH KT.  store for the mailbag he loftily informed the. crowd of loungers that Ridgevale was preparing an intellectual treat  that would cause such a commonplace  thing as a circus parade to resemble a  Ktranded minstrel troupe counting (the  lies toward home.  The secret was pretty well kept, but'  toward tho end all Harrison knew that  Gregory Kinsman; the schoolmaster,  had written a little play to be performed in the schoolhouse yard. George  Ilaskins. Seth's youngest son, was to  impersonate the Father of His'Country,  while Dan Smith was to be the elder  Washington.  For this reason they were not surpris  ed on the morning of tbe'J2d when they  trooped into the schoolhouse yard to  find the benches aud some extra chairs  ..arranged in rows in front of the building. At the farther end the snow had  been sboveled from the frozen earth,  forming a sort of stage. Branches of"  cut evergreens masked the bare brown  fence boards, and in the geometrical  center of the cleared rectangle a single  small evergreen was firmly planted.'  Around the lower part of the tree a  band of bark, wired on, showed where  the shrub had been nearly chopped  through. It bad been demonstrated  when the boys were over in Raskins'  lot for the evergreens that, with the toy  hatchet furnished young Ilaskins. the  demolition of the tree would require  something like an hour and a half.  This would have greatly retarded the  crispness of the performance. A piece  of white cloth fastened on the side farthest from the audience showed the  little fellow where to make tbe initial  attack.      ,  Most of the Ridgevale people had already gathered in the inelosure when  the guests from Harrison began to arrive. But seats had been saved for the  visitors! When the last sleighload bad  driven up. Kinsman, who was called  "professor" in Ridgevale and plain  "XJreg" over in Harrison, opened the  proceedings with an oration which had  originally appeared as ah editorial in  a New York paper two years before.  Silas Hopkins followed with an extemporaneous address punctuated by "er"  and "as 1 was saying." The First  Reader class sang an ode to Washington composed by Kinsman and set to  the tune of "Bringing In the Sheaves."  Ella Garrison, who was known to fame  as a child elocutionist, recited a poem  on Washington from Spellman's Fourth  Reader. There was a quartet by the  choir of the First M. E. church, and  then the stage was cleared for the  event of the afternoon.  Around the corner of tbe woodshed  strolled Master Haskins in a gorgeous  Continental costume. A bag wig of  cotton batting was surmonted by his  Sunday hat of black felt, carefully pinned into an imitation of cocked headgear, while he wore the patent leather  pumps that the previous June had been  the admiration of all on the occasion  of the annual school "commencement  arid exhibition." <  Fully conscious of his importance as  'a historical personage. Master George  strutted , forward and in ,a childish  treble,informed the audience that/tbif  was his birthday and that great joy  had been brought to his heart through  the bes.towal of many gifts. Hisjoj  was not,in that he valued the intrinsic  worth or the otienugs.but In thekindly  sentiments of the givers.   This-view.of  the matter was heartily applauded,-and  then'through the gate camo Dan Smith'.  who had scorned the use of papercam-  bric and .had1 devised a costume that  was startling,  if not historically' correct. , ,       -  ''Under', tiis   black   cutaway   coat   he  sported-a yellow vest, cut into squares-  .by' red and green stripes and setoff by  a   massive  brass -watch   chain   and   ir  flaming red necktie.    His legs were incased in a pair of blue bicycle knickerbockers, the extremities being clothed  with a pair of white stockings, which  Danny McKeever of Harrison promptly   declared1 belonged   to   Danls   Aunt  Mary-   An   default of' patent   leather  pumps  a  pair of ..brand  new  rubbers  glistened-almost as effectively.  ; Pausing a moment to allow the,rude  Harrisonian   laughter to'subside,   the  senior Washington approached his son  and in a copy book speech bestowed upon his hopeful bffspring;a toy hatchet..  After   this   ho   retired   to   enable   the  youngster to chop' down/ the evergreen,  which by courtesy" was supposed to "be  a fruit, bearing tree.     *"      ' u    .<���������'",  '.   AH7Ridgevale ind the most of nar-  'rispn held its'breath as the future hero  of the  American "people, raised his ax  on  high.    With 'a- swinging stroke he  brought it down on the .carefully marked patch of bark, quite iu accordance  with instructions, j "Lahore was a ringing crash, with a louder howl, and the  hope of the Washingtons executed with  great spirit an unrehearsed war dance  upon his left foot only while be nursed  with   one   hand   a   bruised'  foot   and  [brandished with bis other the remains  of his hatchet.      ���������   .  Harrison shouted and _ Ridgevale  waxed indignant A hurried examination showed that' a bar of steel had  been carefully placed under.^the bark  at the point-indicated for the cut and  that this unexpected addition-had caused the breaking'of the cheap,, hatchet,  which in falling had bruised George's  foot and-.effectually stopped the, performance. *  The visitors from Harrison departed  after much chaffing, which did little to  soothe the injured vanity of the Ridge-  valians. The latter charged bad faith,  but could not locale vthe culprit. They  do say, though, at Burden's store, that'  Blanche Burden, in whom local pride  ran high, became engaged- to Ray  Bronsou, the Ridgevale blacksmith,  that evening. And Bronson declared it  was the first time he had ever forged a  ring out of a bar of steel.  husband.���������Ladies' Home Journal.  Hardly   Complimentary.  A certain  author,   having'explainert  the nature,of his occupation-to an old  Manx woman, was hardly prepared for  the comment. ."Well, well, what does it  ' matter so  long as a   bodv .makes  bis-  ' livin' honestlyV" the words, being evidently   meant' to   put   him   on   better  -terms with himself. - But worse still  fared an English clergymanl for some  time vicar of a Manx parish and'from  ignorance of the people and their ways  not a very popular one. Having received'  preferment elsewhere, he started on a  "round, of farewell  visits, but without  fr ' i i  hearing a single regret. '  At hast one old woman told him she  was "mortal sorry." In his'delight the,  vicar, let curiosity outrun'^disere'tion.'  and he ,asked>for her reason.' "Well."  said she. with touching candor, "we've  had a lot 'o', pass'ns: over hereof rom  England, and each one'has been worse  than "the last, and after, you're "gone  I'm afeared they'll be seri'iii',, us -the  devil himself."  - ^  ���������; The   vicar " left   hurriedly. ��������� London  Saturday Review. '"*','  Exciting:.  W<  1 4 J  General Bore���������Yes,  oMiss Charmly, it .was  an exciting moment,  I rati assure you. My  brigade was almost  totally annihilated.  , Miss Charmly���������And  were you almost. annihilated too7 How  Interesting!  The Idea.    ,,  Mrs. Nuritcb  ���������I want a pair  of the most expensive gloves  you've got.   j  Salesman���������  Yes'm. Do you  want them very;  long?  Mrs. Nuritch  ��������� Don't^be;.' so  impertinent,  young man. ,; I'  want to'buy  them,'' nof hirt  them! .    ' -  J ..     Doitilcist.  Bombast orii-y signified the cotton  that was employed to stuff garments,  particularly the enormous trunk hose  worn in the fpurteeth and fifteenth  centuries.     ' ���������  wedding  The   Mu8lcnl   Gnamites.  The Guamites are a musical people.  The well to do own pianos and are fair  . musicians. Others have organs, and  many, many more possess accordions.  They enjoy singing and are fond of  American popular songs. Their own  songs are rather weird and mournful,  though always harmonious. At night  the  voices' rise in sharp,  nasal tones,  'singing the "nov.ena," a term applied  to nine days of special worship to some  particular saint. Novenas are ever in  evidence, for no soouei\ do they finish  witb one than it is time for another to  begin; ' consequently "neighborhood  sings" are frequent.  ,The accordions are pleasing to the  natives at their dances and fandangos  or weddings. These latter always occur Thursday mornings at 4 o'clock.  The names are cried in the church  threo times before the wedding. Wednesday evening there is a social gathering of the families and friends of the  bride and bridegroom, with dancing  and refreshments. Guests accompany  the happy pair to the church, where  the priest unites them. Often there  are three or four weddings on the same  morning, and happiness reigns supreme.���������Independent.  A  Xatwrsil^IeelioiiRO.  ' There is a point near the famous  Stony cave, in the'Catskill mountains,  where ice may be found on any day in  the year. This locality is locally known  as the Notch and is .walla! in on all  sides by steep mountains, some of  whlcli are more than 3.UO0 feet high. >  Origin  of the   Wedding Rlnfr.  The wedding ring is the subject of  quaint historical facts and endless superstitions. It was probably chosen as  the symbol of marriage more, for convenience than anything else. It is supposed to be a symbol of unbroken love  and of power and to carry special curative virtues with it. The old good luck  saying about it is, "As your wedding  ring wears your cares will wear  away." The ancients. Pliny among  the rest, believed that a'delicate nerve  ran directly from the "ring finger" to  the heart and that the ring placed on  that finger was very closely connected  with the heart. In early Christian  marriages the bridegroom put the ring  first on. the bride's thumb, then on the  first finger, then on the second and last  of all on the third, saying as he did. "In  the name of the Father and of the Son  and of the Holy Ghost." The thumb  and first two fingers represented the  trinity, tbe next finger was the one  the ring was left on. to show that, next  to God, a woman's duty  was to her  ���������TUe  DriiKon   Fly's  Eye.  If you had as  many Menses in each -  eye  as  the   common   dragon   IIy   has,  each of your ?rga:i!, of sight would be  us Lig as a Lo;; f,:r '  , .  Ilividinr    i   I.on;:   -'Vliion.  T)r. Samuel Bucli ol" the last half  of the eighteenth century, who used  to preach two or three hours, liko  Isaac.1 Barrows, was ingenious in detaining his congregation: On oneoc-,  casion after preaching nearly' two  hours���������as long as he could feci secure  in the proscme of'all his hearers���������he'  remarked that he was done preaching  to sinners and that they, were at'liberty to go. The :est of his discourse  would be addressed to good people.  A gentleman who' once went to  hour him stated that when the hourglass was nearly ready to be tcsrned  a second time from the commencement of his sermon, be said, much to  the relief of the person who related  it, "Once more." After going on  some eight or ten minutes longer ho  said, "To conclude," ancl after "another about equal interval he said,  "Lastly."  Ihe gentleman added that he expected eery moment to .'hear-.-him.  say.  "Evcriastinely."  Zulu  Women.  Zulu women, always indicate by their  headdress whether they are married  or unmarried.  Making   It   Plain.  A writer in the Lancet, says the Chi-'  cago Itecord-Herald, generously sets  himself the task pf giving out valuable  information as to the amount of food  one, should eat. He proceeds to make  the matter plain to the masses by saying:;., ''���������.':��������� "'   '\ '-.-,..  "If you desire to know how much  you ought to eat per diem, you must  first determine whether you are temperamentally anabolic or katobolic.  Then, taking into account your age.  sex, size, the amount of exercise' you  get and the temperature of the atmosphere, you should calculate the amount  of food' necessary to! maintain the minimum weight of the body consistent  with the best health of which you are  capable."  Hereafter there should be no excuse  whatever for overeating or "undereating- , .' .  \        4.  Her ' Ilea mod.  "Why. do you  Insist on Mr.  Bawler* singing?"    '  '  "It's a choice'  between two  evils," answered' Miss   Cay- ,  eune.     "If   het  doesn't   sing,7  he'll talk,,and  the   words fof  any   song   are  Infinitely  pref-'  erabIe/'to   his ,  original    re-  ���������  marlis."   1     -' _" Tir.TWOT5U3?H.7
'A. record in courtship and proposals has occurred at Lubeck, in (Jer-
many, where,resides a hotel propne-
tor with a family of six children-
four sons' and ,   two    daughters���who
wore all betrothed in one day
habydo/en   happy couples  were
married  on  the  same' day,   and
wedding  breakfast    served    for
all. ��� -   i
��k: :f-oi
Doctors Diagnosed Wi-> Caso as CatarrJi oi
the'Stomach, but Fiiilc.l to Ua\y> Him
���IHCjiiiy Eemedii's "Wcie Tried lief ore
a.  Cure  'Was 1'Yauid.
Lever's .Y-7, (Wise Head) Disinfectant:
fc>oap Powder is better than other soap
nowder^, as it also acts as a disinfectant, 'i
4   ATman'b 'word in business is
-than,his word in a love affair.
An 'optimist is,
winter's coal in..
a <inan who' has his
Messrs., 0.. C. Richards &. Co.,"     '
0 Gentlemen���Jn  June  '98 I had,  my
hand     and    wrist  badly .bitten  bSr a
vicious-horse.   I 'suffered  greatly for
' several'days, and the tooth cuts, re-'
fused to heal, until'your agent gave
me a bottle 'of MUSTARD'S L1NI-
3IEi\TT.\ .which J began.-using, and the
effect was magical. In five hours the.
pain' had ceased, and in two weeks
tho-wound   diad    ^completely , healed
���and,my hand  and  arm were as  well,
as ever.        '   Yours, truly,   , .   <���
A. e.Troy, '
tried ,but to-no ,avail:. The case
as catarrh of the
became   distasteful,
Maker,   St. 'Antoine;   P.Q.
V��� After -one
thing' lots
they never  thought oi  it
man   has   said,,a    clever
of    others    wonder    why
Jiaard's Imfoieht for; Rheumatism;
There' is more joy over~one sinner
who makes'up n qubi-iui'i, than ,over
ninety and nine  who  come rcgularly
vei-y   na-
such.   that
the   system   of
relieve  one   ill
~ Iltore-jie\er  was,   and   never  will   bo    a
��� univeisul   panacea, , in one  lemedy,   for'all
ills   to, winch   flush  is  heir���the
_, tare   oi   many   curatives   bomsr   such   that
��� wete   the  worms  of   other   and
seate.i   diseases   rooted   in
.the  patient���what   would
in   turn  ^vouhl   au^ravate   the   other.    We
have,   however,   in   Quinine     Wine,     when
obtainable  in   bound,  unadulterated stale
a  rumec.^   for munv  and  grievous ills   Bv
it.*    grradual   and   judicious  use    the  frailest    systems     aio   led    into- convalosence
,    and  strength  by the influence  which  Qui-
>   nine exerts on nature's  own  restoratives
Jt, relieves the. droonnur   sniiits   of
-.with   whom   a    chionic    state   or
'.despondency   and   lack   of   interest   in
is    a   disease,    and,    by. tranauilizins
_   nerves,   disposes _to   sound  and
��� f'C0P-���imp^'ls  vijror to  tho action  of the
blood,   which, ��� beinpf stimulated,   courses
, through     the 'veins,     streimtnenins-     the
animal    functions  of the system
making   activity   a  necessai;u  ie-
sult,  strensrthenina: tho frame,-and  ofvinc
-       ,-T     , Ule cllficsUve  ornans,   which  naturally clomand  increased  substance���result
improved .auootite     Northrop   &   Lvman'
of   loroiito.,   havd  iriven    to     the   public
their superior  Quinine  Wine at  the  usual
I-,?'.    f,lnd-    .Sun-ftcd   by      the    opinion   of
scienusLS.   this   nine  approaches     neatest
,   penectiop   of   any    m    the   market.      All
-drugPists  sell   it.
With the present low price or fruit
it is no    compliment to call a girl a
peach. Tt   is equivalent to
looks like thirty cents.
saying  she
TRY IT -Tt  would be a moss inuistice
to   confound   thnt  standard   hen lino a" ont
���-IJr. Thomas*  Eloctiic Oil���with  tho or-
dmarjj     unguents     lotions    and     s.ilves
Ihey^are    oitentimes    inflamniatorv   and
.astnncont     This oil   is.  on  tne  contraiv
omiijentiv  cooling and'soothimr   ulienau
plico     extemallv     to    iclievo    pain
powerfully  remedial   when   swallowed
a weapon of., any
a permit must be
In Russia when
kind is purchased-
secured from the local
The name of the man who makes, the
purchase, with the number of the
weapon is recorded. If the purchaser
over wants Ho dispose of the weapon
he must, notify the authorities and
cause the transfer 1 o be recorded on
tho books of the firm which sold it.
Prom the Bulletin,' Bridgewater/N.S.
We suppose 'there is not a corner
in this -wide Dominion in which will
not be found'people who have been
restored to health and , strength
through the use of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. There are many such cases
here in Bridg'ewater and its" vicinity,
and we arc1" this week given permission to record one for the benefit of
similar sufferers. The caso is 'well
known in this vicinity, and, the tenacity of the disorder was 'remarkable.
For six years -'Alfred' Vienot, "a surveyor of lumber for, the great lumber
firm of Davison & Sons,' was a victim of a serious disorder of the stomach.. His sufferings were excruciating
and he had' wasted to a shadow. Doctors prescribed for him, yet the agonizing pains remained. 'Many reinedics
was *
stomach ;     food
life-a burden.   ,The trouble   went   on
for -.nearly "'six ye^rs,  .then'a   good
Samaritan t advised    the use of* Dr.
Williams'  Pink Pills." The pills were
given a fair,  patient trial,  Mr.    Vei-
not using about a dozen  boxes,  and
before they were all gone a permanent 'cure was effected.    Mr.  Vienot is
now  able to   attend  to  Ins   business
when it looked as if he was doomed
to die.      lie is grateful io this great
medicine  for his cure" and has no hesitation in  saying so.    ' ,'/
Because    of    > thcir^'   thorough
prompt   action    on    the    blood
nerves.      these    pills     spccchly
anaemia,   rheumatism,   sciatica,
eial     .paralysis,    St.    Vitus'     dance,
scrofula    and    eruptions  of  the  skin,
erysipelas, kidney- and   liver   troubles
ancl the    iunetional     ailments    which
makes the lives of so many women a
source  of  constant  misery.    Get    the
'genuine with the  ftni name  "Dr. Williams. l?mk--2 Mils'lor P(ale People" on
the  wrapper  around each box.    bold
by medicine dealers oV 'sent postpaid
at 50  cents a box or six boxes   .for
82.50. by addressing the Div Williams
Medicine  Co'.,   Brockville.r Ont."
(Compiled from The  Commercial)
WHEAT���Manitoba wheat has gradually declined m, price during- the
week, and the demand for spot
wheat in store, Fort William, although very small, has become less.
The price of l^liard ior ��� immediate
deli-.ciy is down to 731c, in- stoic,
Fort William, with l' northern at
72, and 2 northern 70c. Some attention is being given to new wheat
but as, ^ et there has been no business woith mentioning. A few small
speculative sales were ma'de cany in
the week at " 69c for northern in
store, Fort William, September de-
IHxporters are not yet- ready
but taking Duluth values as
","uu'V��'0i would expect  ou present
markets 1 hard to be worth 69c and
northern 67c,   in store,   Fort   ,Wil-
Septembei" delivery.
At Liverpool on Saturday-No. 1
northern spring wheat was quoted at
6s 3 3-Sd.
Fi.0UK���Demand   is   light   and' the
market    is     unchanged     as   follows:
Ogilvie's  Hungarian,   $2.05  per" sack
oi    98    lbs. ;  Glenora Patent,   $1.90
Alberta,     ��1.75;     Manitoba, " $1.60-
vie's Oats
flavor.    Free
Put  up' in
from hulls.      Warranted Pure,
all   sized  packages.
to buy,
a guide
Prince Charlie's tartan cloak,which
he wore during the rebellion in' 1745.
is now being exhibited in' a tailor's
window-at Pitlochry,  Perthshire. 7   ,
When the millionth'Visitor passed
through the turnstile at Dusseldorf
exhibition he was presented with a
valuable gold watch and chain."
Minard's Liniment is tlie best.
Two torpedo boats of the Imperial
German navy will always be stationed in iuture on the'Ehine.
Mine, rsacescu, the Viennese swimmer, is training for another attempt
to swim the English channel.
Italy is'not the only country that
can boast of its buried towns and
villages. Jn Scotland there aio the
Culbin Sands, covering a large 1 1 net
of country, under which nnii;.' dwellings be entomborl : while in 'Ireland
tneie is the ancient townof Bannon,
situated* on a once fertile tract between Wexford and Waterier*, as effectually covered with sand 'as ever
Pompeii was with red-hot cinders or
Herculaneuin with lava.
Mr. J. W. Wilder. J P., IJafarpe\ die, N.
Y , writes ��� "1 am subject' to severe attacks of Colic and Kidney Difficulty, and
lind EJarmelee's Pills aflofd me great relief, while all other remedies have failed.
They aie the best medicine I have ever
used " Jn fact-so great is the power ot
this medicine to cleanse and purify, that,
diseases of almost eveiy name and "nature aie driven   from  the body
Lieutenant Perozel has been expelled from an Austrian Hussar regiment because he did not use his
sword  on a laborer  who struck him.
A   whale  can   remain
for an hour and a half.
under ���u ater
Minard's Liniment is best Hair Restorer.
Germany's annival consumption of
beer works out at over - 36 gallons
per head  of population.  .   \
���   ���  '   ' A  'rvu��ix>N' Parn;<Usc. 7
; A pnr.'tdise for tramps would be the
7r.ra%ilinii' stnte. of  Sergipe.    There  a;
man enn put up his mud but anywhere.
Herlias an abundance of fruit, such as
i.thev banana, jaea, caju, etc.  The tidal
rivers are full of tish; 'shrimp, .crabs
and   oysters,  and the  woods  abound
with game. -
We Vui'-e' no hesitation m sayincr that
Dr ,T. D Kello'-ipr's Dysentery Cot dial is
without doubt the best medicine ever introduced for bvsenteiv. diarrhoea, chol-
ca und all summer complaints. sea
s-ic'��nesK."- etc It oromotlv frives relief
Jind never fails to effect a positive cure.
Mothers'should never be without a bottle  when  their children  are teething.
Tn the Rock of  Gibraltar
seventy miles of tunnels.
there  are
A homing, pigeon flew 400 miles,
from 'tiistowel. County Kerry, to
Ealing; near London, in 9 hours 19
minutes.      ���
XXXX,  .?1.25
, MILLPEED - Bran, is! firm and
worth #15 .per. ton in bulk.--Shorts
firm at ��17 per tori in - ulk, .delivered,^ subject'to usual t* jde7discounts.
GROUND. FEED-tt, quote: Oat
chop, per ton,' ��23;' barley chop, 5?22;
mixed barley'and ' oats, [$2-1 ; oat
screenings,  $14;  oil cake/$30.
"OATS���-The 'markets for /oats' is
about as dead as', > it can be. Local
feed merchants are''filled up,' and will
not want any'more new oats'until
the new crop arrives, 'and as for
shipping demand/it "might al/nost be
said that there is none. Quite'a lot
of oats are o/.eiing as farmers;, have
boon trying lately to clean-out'then-
stocks of old, but there is ' no demand. JSTew oats are selling today
for. 30 cents * at[< Ontario country
points, and there is-in consequence
no demand for old oats, excepting
irom a lew people who have fancy
hoiscs tdfeed. Some in the trade' in
Winnipeg are of the 'opinion that
prices should not be today within 2c
or a week " ago We quote : No. 2
white, in carlots oh track. Winnipeg",
or in store; Fort William/1 nominal
at oS to'Soc, ,feed grades. 30'to, 32c
BARLEY���There "is .nothing doing
in barley. Crop prospect's are splendid. cAbbut So to 36c ,per bushel for
carlots, in the prevailing idea of
price. ' - ,
HAY���New hay is plentiful. We
quote ��6" to ,$7 ,per toil" for fresh
baled  in carlots on  tiack.
POULTRY���Spring chickens, "40 to
60c per pair, alive; fowl. 60 to 70c;
ducks and geese, 9c per pound; turkeys,  lie,  live weight.
BUTTER���Creamery��� Receipts are
moderately large and demand good.
Prices hold steady at 16ic to 17c
pound for choice quality f.o.b. factory points.
- BUTTER-Dairy-Dealers are paying 13c per pound for choicest dairy
in tubs or boxes, and from that figure the market ranges down to 10c
per pound for low grades, all commission  basis.
CHEESE���The market is firmer
and higher. For best makes as high
as 9Ac per pound is being paid in a
wholesale way, and the range is from
9 to 9he.
EGGS���Fresh case eggs are worth
loc per dozen delivered in Winnipeg.
DRESSED MEATS���Beef, 6* to 7c;
veal, 8 to 9c; mutton, 8c; lamb,' 12Jc
and hogs, 8�� to 9c.
HIDES���No. 1 city hides, 6^e; No.
2, 5��; No. 8, 4fc, Kips and calf
the same price as hides; deakins, 25
to 40c; sluivks, 10 to 15c; horsehides,
o0c to SI.
WOOL���Manitoba clip, delivered in
Winnipeg,   6jc per  pound. ^ ,
SENECA ROOT���Receipts of i oot
are comparatively small in spite oi
phenomenally high prices and favorable weather for digging Since a
week ago the market has advanced
fullv 10c per pound Dealers are now
offering 55c per pound for choice
root delivered in Winnipeg. Interior
grades,   L to 3c less.
Ogilvie's 'Hungarian
c      ��� As now 'manufactured.   The great FAMILY FLOUR.
Insist  on getting "OGILVIE'S,"  as they, are better-than the Best.
have  a\ao   etojuaL.
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J 4 . <i
. MatTimony���(view t��0 Gentlemen, should
joiji tins Kriti-jh Correspondence Bureau,
lo-l Kl>ury,bti-ecT;, London,, S. XV. Enirlaud.
Particulars lree. ���������, '" ���
The quality standard from- Ocean   to   -
,. / ' Ocean.   -Your money buck if not   ��at- J,-
r-      cigfactory.',   ,, - ' p. -- -    -    _   ,   * .,
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Its baths cure all Xervous und Muscular diseases. Its, waters heal all Kidney,
liver and Stomach ailment.-,.
Thej- are a never-failing remedy for all
Iilieuiuatio troubles.
TERM $13 to $18
to residence in Hoi��l or
per week,  accordins
To Assimilate Food
see that your stomach and
liver are in proper condition.
To do it easily and pleasantly take
Sold Everywhere.   Iu boxes, 35 cent��.
It  is
the leakage
estimated by engineers    that
from   the gas pipes     of
London equal 9  per cent,  of tho total . manufacture..
'.-':.      ' .-...���'��� '/     ���       .
A  Tiny  Model.
So small .is a working model of a
steamship made by a mechanic of
F.nnikfort-on-Main that it will go into
u matchbox.  .
Pnirifully   RnntffJt.
Frude��� Well." wliy did you refuse
nim after you had taken liim away
from the girl lie whs engaged to"?
Flirt-Oh, I haven't quite reached the'
point when 1 will receive stolen goods.
The rnek was one of the instruments
of torture in the olden time. The music
nickiw usually used l'or the same purpose today, j...
CATTLE���The export movement is
active and cattle are in prime condition. Butchers'complain a little of
the quality of Manitoba stock and
say that the animals are not fat
enough. 'Choice export cattle arc
worth 3'k to ,4c per pound at point
of shipment, and butchers' grades 3
to 'Sic. 7
SHEEP���Receipts arc moderate aud
prices range from 3i to 3Jc per lb.,
oft cars,  Winnipeg.
HOGS���Receipts are moderate and
the market is firmer .at 6i to 6i per
pound for best packing weights off
cars Winnipeg.
��� HORSES���There is a good demand
for work horses, and an active trade
is doing in these. Farmers are buying freely for fall work. Driving
horses ai-e also in good demand.
Notices of dismissal have been
served on the colliex-s in the Bochum
and Dortmund districts, Westphalia,
where it has been decided to restrict
the output of coal.
as many lenses in each
the  common
gon   (1,
y    ha&
he ti
is bi
IT     /��� O
a box
Is on
an average
to  r"t
a fir
'0 in
t o ex-
in New
and myself always smoke  X.UCI3T.A
Cigars, just for that sweet flavor.
You and your friend will onjoy them
just the same.
W.  N.  U.  No. 393.
In St. Petersburg late hours are
the rule. The principal streets are
generally crowded at one o'clock in
the morning. Msny of the theatres
do not open before midnight.
Take a piece of woollen cloth, or a
piece of a blanket, and boil it thoroughly in a strong solution of caustic
soda, and you will find the wool will
gradually be eaten away, leaving
nothing but the skeleton. 'Women do
not realize how '" soap substitutes,"
which are generally surcharged with
soda, or how common alkaline soaps
destroy their clothing; consequently
they, week by week, subject costly
fabric to such treatment. The hands
also are immersed for hours in such
solutions, resulting in eczema, coarse
skin, and brittle nails. The caustic
��oda may loosen the dirt, but,it eats
away the fabric and ruins the hands.
There is no economy in such work.
It is so easy for a woman to test the
difference between an alkali charged
soap and a neutral washing soap, that
it is strange that there is room for
any but a pure soap on the Canadian
market. Sunlight Soap has been
tested by chemists and analysts the
world over, and its freedom from free
alkali or caustic has been demonstrated
by the highest medical authorities.
Consequently the true saying, " Sunlight Soap reduces expenses."     602.
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In Manila most of the houses and
oflices have tiny window panes made
of translucent oyster shell instead of
glass. An average window 6ft. high
by 4ft. wide contains 2C0 shell panes
which temper the heat and light of
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' This was an unfortunate move for the Progressive  ; Labor Party, asit show, d that they  had ;only a following of fifteen.at  , the, meeting.c The platform of the  Provincial Progressive Party was ,  then adopted. It consists of eighteen  ." planks;" some ol which are very  - absurd and others of an unworkabb  nature. - The old proverb, ''Let the-  cobbler stick to his last,"  on   le  very truly applied to the "Progressive Party's" platform.     A- representative selected or .endorsed by the  '���������Party" would be obliged to place  their signed, undated resignation in  the hands of the convention which  nominated   or  endorsed   him,   in  order ibai it may be handed to the-  Lieut.-Governor in Council  whenever a majority of the convention  should consider such action advisable.    The single tax idea���������which,  has   almost   entirely   disappeared  within   the   last   few    years ��������� is  another of .the "Progressive Party's"  dream; all taxes on  the producer  and  the products of  the producer  are  to be abolished and,.-placed on  . land values.     Government ownership of railways and means of communication,  and the operation  of  smelters and refiners  to  treat all  kinds of minerals are also "planks."  The platform has a plank in favor  of   female  sufferage���������sensible   women do not want it.     Farms, improvements,  implements and stock  are not to be taxed, and wild lands  t ��������� he assessed at the price asked for  ihem.    No land or cash subsidies.'  Ten per cent of all public lands to  bd  set aside  for educational  purposes,   compulsory   arbitration   of  labor .disputes.  (At the recent meeting of the  Dominion  Labor Cor.-'  gress,  compulsory arbitration was  voted down).     Restriction of Oriental immigration isjdernanded on  the lines of legislation  already enacted and  re-enacted by the  Provincial Legislature, and disallowed  by   the   Liberal   Government    in  power at Ottawa, which is supported by many members of the "Progressive  Party";   conservation   of  our forest riches, so as to produce  a '"perennial" revenue!     Absolute  reservation from sale or lease of a  certain part of  every known coal  area,  so' that state   owner   mines  ,-vay be possible,-- Free transpo-ta-  tion to members of the Legislative  Assembly and Supreme and County  Court Judges.  WHARF NOTES���������Contd.  Transfer < was over Sunday for a  caigo of coke/  S.S. Thistle loaded coal for Vancouver on Sunday.  S.S: Tepic and pcows loaded coal  oh Thursday for C.P.R., Vancouver.  "The barge Georgian was over on  Saturday for a cargo, of coke , for  North port., ',  Transfer No. 1,was oyer on-Wednesday for-a cango of coal and coke  for.Crofton.     ,       '   '<���������  .'  S.S. Tees took on bunker coal on  Wednesday. She was bound down  from Northern B.C. ports, having  onboard a full load of cauned.and |  salted salmon','and a large list of  passengers. > ,  Ship Glory of the Seas completed  her cargo of coal on Fiiday and  sailed Sunday m.rning' iiw tow of  the s.s. Lome. Capt. Finding took  . command in place of Captain Freeman, who is laying off for he winter months, enjoying a. well-earned  i  rest.  S.S. Danube called in on Friday  for.bunker coal. . She was bound to  the Northern B.C. Canneries for a  cargo of salmon. She carried north  a������ freight a large quantity of heavy  timber to b������ usel in the constru -  tion of ore bunkers at the copp. r  mines at Quatsino.  N.S. Survey steamers MacArthnr  and- Gedney called  in  for. bunker  coal   on   Wednesday.     They  were  bound  to Seattle having completed,  the season's surveying opera ions in  Alaska waters.   They report having  had an unusual amount of rain and  heavy wind storms during the season,  which has much impeded -the  work on which they were encaged.' .  S.S. Quadra, Captain Walbran,  arrived   Lorn a  cruise  among ihe  Northern- B. C. - lighthouses���������they  report stormy weather on  the trip.  When at Duncan Bay on the way  down word was brought to Captain  Walbran that the body of a Chinaman   was   hanging   in  the   woods  some short distance from the beach,  the captain took a boat's* crew  and  went ashore and   investigated  the  matter,   when they found it  to be  the body of the Chines-e cook who  had  been ��������� missing from   Haslam's  Camp f-*r about three weeks'.  From  ' appearances there was no doubt but  that  the  man h id  committed suicide,   and   consequent lv   an   order  was g.ven by Cai-t Wi.lb an for the  removal  of   the body   to Nanain o  where   the deceived  man's friends  reside.  Tans Po nnd   . oisinaklnir*  There is but oue way of making ten.y.  for '    <   -  Unless the water boiling Le <>   /  To pour on water spoils the tea.   ,  The teapot  itsolf  should   be  heated'  very hot before the tea is phiccd ii> it  and the boiling water poured on.'    It  .should be scalding  hot  water, or  the  leaves will tloat to the ton.  No less authority than Tung To. the  Chinese poet, is,quoted 'for u recipe for  teama'king.    He says: "Whenever tea  is to be infused, take water from a run  ning^stream and"boil it. over a lively  fire.   It is an old custom to use running  water, boiled over a  lively tire.: That,  from springs in the hills is said to be  best and river water the  next,  while;1  .w.cll water is the worst    A lively lire  is a clear, bright charcoal lire.    When,  making an infusion, do not boil the wa- .  ter too��������� hastily.    At/ first, it' begins to  sparkle like crabs' eyes.-then somewhat  like'fish's eyes,nnd  lastly it boils up  like pearls innumerable springing and  waving about 'This is the way to boil  water."  A teaspoonful of tea for two cups,  with one for the pot, is tbe rule.  All kinds of Hardware arid Tools  ''     ��������� i- "'' "     '���������     ���������<���������%'-  at   lowest   prices.      Barbed   andL  other Fencing Wire.      Lead and  Iron   Pipe.  ��������� ��������� ���������'  It  will   Pay'; you  to   obtain/our  ....Prices before  sending away...  Dunsmuir . Avenue,  Cumberland/B.O.  ���������4  7  Saint's   Powder   Hecipe.  , In Germany and Italy great honor Is  paid to St Barbara, but until now no  one has been able to discover-the exact  reason.  A  German officer. says that she  is  honored because the'Invention of pow  der is iu a large measure due to her.  Derthold   Sen wan.   u   monk,   he  ex  plains, opened the "Lives of the Saints"  on   St. Barbara's   day., nnd   read' th������-  story of her martyrdom., after which  he reasoned as follows: -'  ,"The heart of the Virgin was white  as salt, the soul of-her tormentor' was  black as coal, and it was sulphur from  heaven which punished bim for his  cruelty., I:will mix these .three things,  arid it will.be a wonder if 1 do not discover the philosopher's stone." '    <  He did mix them, and as soon as he  put the mixture.in o fire a tremendous,  explosion followed.    Such, according to  German   soldiers,   was   the   origin   of  eunnowder. j    -  A  NEW LOT OF  ROCHESTER ^CANADIAN CAMERAS-  PHOTOGRAPHERS1  SUPPLIES,  PLATES,     PAPER, " AldUNTS,    ni-rc.  ',. *   - '. ���������       v .  \i -���������  ..........." <.........<-......������������������������������������_���������  NEW FANCY LEATHER GOODS  PURSES,   CARD CASES, .TOILET*SETS.  Try -a Bottle of   ^?"        /  FRAGRANT OLD ENGLISH  LAVENDER   WATER.  STORE OPEN Sundays from 9 ������->n.<-to io a. nr  ���������   -.   ^ arid Irom 5 p.m. to 6 p m.  '������  Dunsmuir Ave., ,    Cumberland; B&'  Cold storage:  Air   Ory  System.;  COMOX    DISTRICT.  A COURT OF REVISION AND APPEAL,  under the provisions of' the Assessment  Act, will be hold at Cumberland, in the  Court-house," on the 12th day of Novein-  ber, 1902, at two o'clock in the afternoon.  JOHN BAIRD.r  Assessor and Collector.  Cumberland, 27th Oct ,1902.  29 10 02      2t  .Our , facilities''for   S oring .Peristm'b.e   Articles  a re   n������������w  complete.        E������gs,   Butter,   Game,   Fowl   ancl   Meats   of  kinds Stored at  Reasonable   Rates ...:...  $10������  REWARD will lie paid for information leading to the conviction of persons appropriating or destroying our fleer,Kegs  7/  UNION   BREWING CO., Ltd.  Phone   27. DUNSMUIR STREET'. P O Drawer  .45  WANTED,      a   Probationer  Nurse    at  Union ^& Comox Hospital.      Applications addressed to the Secretary.  FOR SALE BY TENDER.  TENDERS will he received up to 10th  November, for the purchase of Lot 13  Comox Townsite, being part of the Estate  the Lite Edward Rollings. The highest  or any tender not necessarily accepted.  Fer particulars apply, Ralph R. Wilcox.  JANE ROLLINGS,  Executrix.  FOR SALE, Cheap, a Good Bicycle  in first-class condition.���������Apply,  "News" Office.  B  Take a   Dry Sponge   and   pour  on  it   a  bucket   of water  It' will  swell  every time sure ���������      .-������������������       ���������-������������������  UT we are not selling spoHges, our line ia ���������  SWELL?    BUGGIES  of all kinds. We have just received a Car Load of Open rnd Top Buggies  vith Ste A and Rubber Tires. Expresses of all kinds with Platform, Half-  Platform, Duplex and Elliptic or Hog-nose Springs. Backboards, Carts,  Sulkies, etc., all of the most Up-to-Date Patterns and Finish. Guaranteed  for oue year by the Makers and ourselves         NAMIO  STEAM  CARRIAGE WORKS  8-12-'02     A- STANLEY   CRAIG,    Prop.  J  [LS.] ��������� '     ������������������  HENRI G. JOLYde LOTB1NIERE,  LIEUTENA.NT GOVERNOR,  CANADA,  Povince ok British Columbia  EDWARD VII., by the Grace of God, of  "the United kingdom of Great  Britain  and Ireland and of the British Domin-  ���������    ions bevond the Seas, King, Defender  of the Faith, etc., etc.-, etc.  To all wh- m theae Presents shall come ���������  Greeting.  A   PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Ebkrts, ) TJTHEREASby sec-  Attorney-General. ) II tion 24 of the  "Game Protection Act, 1898," it is enacted  that it shall1 be lawful for the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council, on good cause shown,  to remove the disabilities as to the shooting  of Pheasants in the Province, and to declare  within what p^iod3(and limits the said birds  may be shot:  Aud whereas. His Honour the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council, by Order in Council  dated the 18th day of October, 1902, has  -ordered that the disabilities as to the shoot  ing of Cock Pheasants be removed with ?e-  ^pectto the Comox Electoral District from  the twenty-fourth day or October, instant.,  to the thirty first day of December, 1902,  inclusive :  It is hereby ordered and declared that it  shall   be   lau.ful   to  shoot  Cook Pheasants.  within  the Comox Electoral District from  the twenty-fourth day ot October, instaut,  to the thirty first day of Deceml>er, 1902.  IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have  causc-d these Our Letters to   be  made  Patent and the Great Seal of Our said  Province to.be Hereunto affixed :  Witness, the   Honourable   Sir Henri  GUSTAVK  JOLY DE LOTHiNIERK, K.C  M G., Lieutenant-Governor of our said  Cny-' of- Victoria,' in our- said Province,  this eighteenth day of "October, in the  year of our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and in the second  year oi our Reign.  ;    By-Commind, o      %  A. CAMPBELL REDDIB,  Depuj v;-Provinciai. Secretary.  29 10 *02.    2t ,      ..  'J  NOTICE.  , Cumberland City,  Octol>er8th, 1902.,  HAVING SOLD OUT my Butcher Bust-  nesa to Mr Donald McKay, Mr Jas.  McGee'will'pay aud collect- all accounts en  or before November 15th, at my office next  to Campbells' Bakery, Dunsmuir Avenue.  JAS, WOODLAND.  15 10-02 4t    .  ISTOTIOE. 7  Cumberland, B.C.,  Oc\ 6tli, 1902.  T*0 all whom-it may concern this  7 is to certify that the partnership formerly; existing between  Donald McKay and Wesley Hodgson, in the butcher biipiness carried  on in theCiiy <>f Cumberland f7B C.  has this day been dissolved by mutual consent..  The business will still be carried  on under the name of Donald  Mc-    ]j  Kay, who will assume all.liabilities  A  against the late firm of McKay &  Hodgson.  AH  accounts due the late firm  au-tbepaid to Donald McKay.  Signed.   W. Hodgson.  "���������       D. McKay.  \  Witness���������F A.Anley.  Province of British Columbia, in  our fc 55-10-02 3*


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