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 '���������A^i-'f '...-i.il'J*:  ;A.-rf^T*-"T"''**-t'^4''-^^-���������������..?. y.-frt-tr^V**^-*  T.  -dtf  1  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,    B. C.    WEDNESDAY,    NOV.   7,   rc;cn.  To tie Electors of Vancouver Electoral District,  Latest Style*���������GOOD   VALUE -  ON.  '"**��������� iiT ��������� ~{i~Ai A?j77m.  S^-  ������-"^rO'  ���������'King Qualify" are  .the BEST:   We give a Discount of 5 per cent.  : THE BEST  HU NGARI \N FLOU R  ,$1.-35  Per sack.  -feSgS������g^������3B?������3s58Sgg?**e������������S:  NichoI!es,& Renouf, LA  61 YATiS STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  HARDWAR'7 M7TX AND   MINING   MACHINERY,'  AND'FARMING 'AND, DAIRYING'- IMPLEMENTS  ,       OF ALL      NDS. p. '       - /"   ���������',  Agents-for McGormick Harvesting Machineiy.  Write for prices and particulars.    P. 0. Drav er p(\3.  SVo.^Ab'xi  I'  ,-r,J&  GENTLEMEN:��������� 7     -  Having being obliged to de-  cline the hominatioti of the Convention held at Nanaimo, owing to  the fact that the District is so laigc  that I felt unequal to the task of  making a thorough canvass during  the short time between my return  from the north and election dav, I  .bespeak your votes and influence  for Mr. Clive Phillips Wolley, who  has received the nomination ' for  your District. '    "  My reasons for asking this favour  of you are'that Mr.-Wolley is a Conservative; that he is an enei'geiio  and educated man who knows the  requirements of the District, and  ���������aill, in my opinion, nwike a first-"  class representative. \  I hope that those who would  Wave assisted me if I had' been a  candidate will'give the same support to Mr. W'olley  , Yours faithfully,  ,   JOHN BRYDEN.  Genuine ex.met of vaniiLt is soft  and mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of vanilla  bh the market. ' ,' .  -<   . o   'To tbe Hectors of Taap--  ��������� coot.  i  t3  SIDEBOARDS,  E X'TEN31 ON TAB LES,  DINING  ROOM CHAIRS,  TABLE LINENS and  NAPKINS,  A NICE DINNER   SET,  CUTLERY.  SILVERWARE,  GLASSWARE,land  EVERYTHING  COMPLETE.  If you are needing anything in above lines give un  some idea as to price and   we will send   descriptions  and all  information required.  T ;iler  COMPLETE FURNISHERS. VICTORIA, B.    C.  W': i  UVilLli  TOO   MUCH  'wear,  TOO  MUCH  e  l^:  TOO   MANY  Broo many  TOO   MANY  Ten per cent Spot Cash   Dis-count  CKCISa  |A11 must  be   Reduce!       C J,   MOORE.  GENTLEMEN-���������  The Llb'-r'al Conservative Convention held at Nanaimo, has unanimously chosen me as its candidate in the coming election.  I accept that honor as a  STRAIGHT CONSERVATIVE,  and hope to win because the party  I .represent has made Canada what  she is to-day.  I have opposed to me two gentlemen who seek the vote > of both  parties-and dare not come out flat  flooted for either.  Mr. Sloan has received the nomination of the Liberal Convention,  but his platform condemns the  Liberal party, and he is seeking  Conservative votes.  Mr. Smith is posing as the representative of Labor, whilst he he is  backed by the most powerful capitalist on the coast.  If you believe that a man can  serve two masters, volu for either of ;  these gentlemen, if not, I ctaim  your vote as a man bound only to  his party and seeking the support  from no one else. /  Owing to the lateness of the date  of which we became aware of Mr.  Bryden's unfortunate decision not  to run, it will be impossible for me  to see y-'U all, but I will see as  many of you as I can and I am  authorized to say that I have Mr.  Bryden's heartiest support.  The main points in my political  creed are:���������  1. That the prosperity of the  c un try depends upon the maintenance of harmony between Labor  and Capital, and that such harmony must be established by laws  3 ast to both.  2. That British Colombia has-a  right to'much fuller reprs-sentuti- n  and much ampler  financial   assis- <  tance than she at present   receives. !  3. That the influx, of Oriental  labor must be controlled and the  Chinese danger averted.  4. That' a, government ��������� which  breaks its pledges and damages the  credit of the country by . maladministration of its mining districts,.  9S the present gonernimmt has done  should be turned out of oflice.  Finally 1 believe that I have the  right cause and the right men on  my side, and that you will put  your shoulders to the wheel for the'  next three weeks and land 111 e a  winner. In which belief, .gentle  men, I remain.  Your obedient servant,  Clive Phillipps Wblley.  t^         6   ~\X>  A PURE QRAPr CREAM OF TARTAR POWDER  -    TO, THE   DEAF.  ��������� A rich lady cured of her Deaf-  nes.- and Noises in ' the- Head by  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to his Insti-  ��������� tute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the Ear Drum3 may have  them free. Addres No. 14517.  The Nicholson Institute, 780,  Eighth Aveuu-", New York,   U.S.A.  Burrard dis'rid has   31   polling  stations  Arthur   Sullivan. - the "composer..  i.-> dying in &he Riviera.  - Sims Reeves,   the great' Engli.-h  tenor', d'od at Worthing last   week.  .Pennsylvaunia strike is about at  an end. Mine owners giving the  10 per cent, advance.  PERSONA!..  Mr. Willard it progressing favourably.  Rev. Mr. Dodds is back again,  and is welcomed by all.  Mr. F. D. Little is spending a  few days with us.  Mr. Gus Bate and  his charming  bride,'nee Miss Percbet.   are   visiting Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bate.   o ���������  Ceylon Tea is the finest tea iu  the world. Blue Ribbun Tea is the  finest Ceylon Tea in the wor^d.  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  c  Avoid Baking- Powder ; containing:  alnrn.   Tliey aro injurious to health.  LOCAL ITEMS.  FOREIGN   GOAL   SHIPMENTS.  Following are the foreign coal  shipments for the month ending  31st October, 1900:  UNION  COLLIERY    SHIPPING.  Date    Vessel     Destination     Tons  3_SS. Dirigo, Seattle 181  3���������SS Excelsior, Orca 2F6  3���������SS. Tees, Port Simpson 1C0  3_SS. Valencia, Cape  Nome.744  .   3���������SS. Capilano, Skagway.... 130  3���������SS. Manuense, Skagway . . 1178  10���������SS. Tees,   Victoria 103  11���������SS. Hero, Dutch Harbor. .5275  11���������SS. Rapid Transit,  Fairhaven. . . .2/0  11���������SS. Dirigo, Ohemainus.. . :196  11,���������SS. Pioneer, Pt. Towmend. .24  11���������SS. Farallon,Pt. Townnend 157  11���������SS. Bertha, Pt.Townsend . .270  11���������SS. Manuense, Skagwav. .1209  11���������SS. R. Holyoke, Pi. Angeles 20  11���������Brig Colorado, Juneau. . .1730  26-���������SS. Bertha, Ketchikan 133  28���������SS. Tellus, Chemainus.. .1260  25���������SS. -Dannbe,  Victoria, 103  26- SS, T-atoosh, Vancouver. .    42  Total   12,371  Cast your votes to-day for Wolley."  A Chinaman was, killed in No. 4'  last week.       ��������� ,  Frank' Jaynes    shot   four bear  Saturday.    Papa, mamma, and the \  family. ���������  ���������    If you don't like Blue Ribbon ex-'  tracts it is   because   you've never  tried them.  J. B. and W. B. A. got ,skunked  shooting. That, hoodoo has got to  be broke or something will drop.' -  Mr. F. " Anley   was   successfully  operated on for .appendicitis by Dr.".  Davie in Victoria   last \ Thursday/,  the day,.of his arrival there.  Judge Harrison . is holding an  inquiry at Nanaimo into grievances  of settlers on the railway,, belt. He  will come here Thursday, 22nd.  'A baby, girl   was"   born   in   the'  house of   Frank   P;������rks  Thursday"  nignt.      Both   mother  and. child.-'  doing- fine]}-.    AVe extend the glad',  hand to old Frank.  Some one tells ho&w Sloan goes  fishing on Sunday. Very wicked  iacleed! We are sorry for Mr.  Sloan, very ?orry indeed���������that  there are not more Sundays in the  week for him to go fishing on.  Capt.   Wolley   spoke   to   a   fair  sized audience in Cumberland Hall  Thursday.    His languageandsenti-  .  ments showed him to   be p   man of  rare   education     and     uncommon  --ound sense, and one could not but  he struck with   the   difference   between his sound and   sensible   ut  ���������eranee and the wild denunciations  of Mr. M dunes, or   the  somewhat  egotistical puffings  of   Mr. Smith.  He is without doubt the fittest man  to represent us, and   he is   a   Conservative.  We   noticed    three    very   hand-  s me young fellows in town late on  Halloween.    Stranger*.    No doubt  they were responsible for  many  of  the pranks which were played.  , And speaking  of , Halloween!���������  The-sanctity, of the editorial  house  was disturbed somewhat that.night  by a sound akin to   what   is   made  by a learner on the"c-dlo."    R-,tl er  a startling sound to thcuninformed,     '  hut tiie fditorirtl presence had itself,  in by pone days,   officiated   at  the  Ofcult c. r������monie-- of Halloween and  therefore >rvas H^wise.    So, creeping  ��������� quietly out and round the corner of  ���������the   house,   he   crabbed    -a   white  suing, one etid.of-  which   was   at  tfifched to the side of   the   editorial  house.    He pulled, and at the, end  of .'i great length of   lina. he    fished  in���������Paddy, wi-'h   a big   chunk   of  rosin, with whi.'h he had    manimi-  intcd the   oth^r   end    of   the   Hi. id  -t;i:.g.     Rut v. 7en Paddy was freed  from tho entangling   line,   he   fled  home quick..    Aye!   quicker  than  one cf his own black  homers.    But  th" editorial house is now supplied  with much strong cord.  ; ,.-.*#���������  4     il  '���������'1  'A  A  "A  m  VV  m  I  m  -M  m  ������yl| fe.  Author of "A  Woman's Love,"  Woman   Against  Woman,"  "Hor Fatal Sin," Jitit.  V ^������r   tlie  bird   migmt  Cordy's   smiliing  They   found  that lady dressed plainly,  ������������������and  with   oxii'fnic  neatness,  in   a   small  n oi:i,   tastefully,    but   quite   iinostenLi-  . tic u sl.v,   furnished.  She rose whcji their names were n.ii-  'j\> unced, laid down iho piece of em-  -broider.v she had been at ��������� work upon,  ���������find after a few words of L'oremoni'al  '.politeness, she requested thorn to be  svatcd.  In Ihe meanwhile, Mrs. Scratton had  ��������� time to estimate tho cost of Miss Fan-  ������������������cc art's "get up," which, as she afterwards in-formed Jhs. Doldruni and  somo of her Gat ford cronies, was witii-  *out  any  ornament.  "You will excuse my receiving you in  nny own room, but Miss Willonirhhy '.s  ���������absent; and as your Jotter said that  J'our present visit had a bushiest object,  J   dispensed   with   all   ceremony."  "Quite right, ma'am���������you did quite  >right," said Scratton, cutting in quickly,  for ho saw his wife was about tb  speak. '"I am a r-':in of business, and  respect   business   qualities   in,  others."  'I am glad to heat- it." said Miss  Pnneourf; "'and whatever .the nature of  ��������� your business, I trust you will And me  also prompt .where promptness is 'required. I should not advice you, sir,"  sho continued, suddenly addressing herself to Adolphus, "to put your finger  into my parrot's cage; he, too, is both  prompt in word and ac-ldon, and bus a  'particular  objection  to  being annoyed."  'Dolphus   turned   very   red,  n.nd   muttered something annul  "not hunting the  ' Idi-d, for the world-"  "No; but I'm afraid  hurt yo'ii," was Aunt  reply.  '"Oh!'' broke in Mrs. Scratton, who  ���������-.v-^iw her darling's confusio-n and hastened to liis rescue, "Let^'Dolphus alone  ���������for getting on well with dumb animals-.'"'  "But  my  parrot  rs  not dumb."  But Mrs. Scration' proceeded to catalogue the merits 'of her son, heedless  -of interruption.  "He likes dumb animals, and dumb  sinjmals like him. 10ven when a child  lie kep' rabbits and guinea pigs in his  bedroom, such was his fondness; aii-d  he'd a whole cage-full of sinsrhig-birdis  which���������his father not being given that  v-ay���������he also kep' hidden 'up the chim-  Jc-y. ' And any day you'd like to step  over to Scratton Park, and take a  snack with  us,   he  shall  show you  and  ��������� Miss AVilloughby���������who, indeed, we expected to see hc.-e to-da.\���������h,is collection  of 'bull-terriers; and I shouldn't wonder,  ���������    if you would only say when you're coming,  that  he could  also  manage  a little  :vatting in the stables."  c   "Any   time,   at   five   minutes'   notice,"  said the  cub, no .v quite at his ease.  "You are vc-y good, I'm sure, but  there will be no occasion to disturb any  of your family arrangements, whet/her  on my niece's account or my own. We  rarely pay visits: rarely receive them.  ���������"See little, society,  in fact."  "Of-; .course,"' assented   Scratton;   "the  gentry   in     these     parts     are    a   little  straight-laced,   but   we're   none of  that  sort,   Mass   Fancourt.     I. just take  the  "world   as   I.  find   it.   More   or less,   we  ���������'.ail  of  us Jive  in  glass  houses, and it's  ���������-a foolish "tilling tp  be the first to throw  ��������� stones. Now, we've nothing of what is  ���������called birth in our family, Miss Faii-  *.court."        ' '   ;    -i   ,7 - .  "I' beg Miss Fa ncourt's pardon, but  1 have the h'onor"���������Mrs. Scratton as-  pii-ates the "h:"' she always did so when  much excited���������"to have some blood in  my veins. It was my privilege to be  hern in the maus-ions of the nobility."  "While it was mine to be born in one  ���������of the .mansions' of the nobility���������<t workhouse;' ih fact," burst in Scratton, impatiently; '"so, if I'm blunt.in my inan-  ���������ner, and come at once to the business  that brought, me here, I trust I shall  ���������be   excused.'"  "You will oblige me very much, sir,  if you will como to it, and at once,"  ���������said Aunt   Cordy.  "I was land agent, as you know, to  the late Sir I.Iug'h Willougliby���������that is,  ���������one of the agent.-? be employed, for he  was not a man to put all bis eggs int.-)  ���������one basket; so I know pretty well what  may be called the net produce of the  Willoughliy   property."  Miss Fancourt  starred.  "I   must   insist.   .Mr.   Scratton,"    said  .Ann  Co.rdy,   .sigiiifi.rantly,   rising to  her  feet, "that you  come at  once to the o>b-  . ject that has procured me the lionor of  these  three   very  unlooked-for visits."  "I   can   assure   you,   ma'am,   that   we  'are   above   any   such   prejudices,"   continued  the  ex-lnnd  agent���������in  hi.s coarse  Tit-lure,   really   mistaking   the meaning  conveyed in    Miss     Fanoourt's    words.  "Besides, unless something .very important should occur to recall k, the whole  ��������� affair hns  pretty     nigh     worked  itse-lif  clean  out  of  folks'   memories.    I     was  . poor;   I   am   rich;   and   though  Scratton  Park is not quite   up to Oak woods, yet  the scales may be made pretty even by  ia lump of cash���������that is, when I'm 'gone  under,'  as  the Yankees  call  it; foi- the  young people  must   be   content to  play  second fiddle to the old ones while tihey  -are   laving,   which   I   take     to   be  your  .sentiments likewise."  And   having   thus   delivered    himself,  .Daniel ScroUon hooked his thumbs into  the  arm-holes     of  his     waistcoat    and  le.-'iied   back  in  his   chair   triumphantly.  The light had not yet broken in upon  Aunt Cord j".    ,  She lookel from one to the other of  the three smiling faces, which all seemed to have the same expression���������the ex-  piOfeion being a prolonged grin of satisfaction-  "For a man of business, Mr. Sera rl on,"  she said, at last, "3-on have a singnl ir  fai-ulty of wrapping up your meaning so  hat no one -can understand it- 1, presume you are" not contemplating the pur-  c-i:,-:.-e of Ohkw Mid.s before it has come  into   <he market?"  "What Mr. Scratton is contemplating."  said his  wife,  "is  marriage."  "'Why, Heaven bless the woman!  with whom?"  "With whom? Why. Miss Maud, to  be sure!"  Aunt Coid\- staggered at this announcement, and could onl.v g:i;:e open-  moiithed at the amiable family before  her-  "Wh.v, 'Dolphus has soon her and  likes her. lie knows all the sror.v: but  ncithor he nor we shall make any bodies  about that. When the 3'oung lady is  Mrs. H'Adolphus Scratton, people will  come  round  her  fast   enough,   and "  "Stop!"  ���������And Mrs. Scratton did stop, for the  order was given in a tone that even  (hat shrewish person dared-not dispute.  The next moment Aunt Cordy had  hold of the bell-rope and was pulling it  with all her might.  Boodle astonished but self-possessed,  appeared at 'Lhe door.  "Show these 'people out! And if ever  3-011 allow, either one of them to cross  the threshold again, 3-011 leave mv service!"  MATRON  AND  MAID.  Mrs. Howard Gould has collected one  of the finest libraries of works on the  English drama extant in this country.  Mrs. Russell Sage says she wasn't a  '.'good fellow, girl,".yet she had a good  time. She,.finds that women as well as  men can overdo the "good fellow" business.       " ' '  Miss Alice Serber of New York is the  first woman lawyer of that city to be admitted to practice in the United States  district courts and the first to make a  specialty of criminal law.  Miss  Lillian   Houglualing of  Ansonia,  N.  is   the   architect   of   ber  own   2/  CHArTKIt   XXVIII.  KKIEXDS IX, COUNCIL.  Hat a word'passed the' lips of tJi^  astounded Scrattons as tho3' bled out  under the cold eye of the stately Boodle,  and re-entered the carriage with ve..\v  different feelings from those with whioh  tho3r  had  quitted it.  Th03r had nearly reached the lodge  gates, when a voice was heard calling,  "Stop! stop!" and a small boy was scan  tea ling  afitoT them  down   the  avenue.  "There's somebody a-callin' us back!"  ejaculated Mrs. Scratton, unlocking her  thin lips for the first time since tbe abrupt dismissal by Mrs. Fancourt.  "JjCt 'em caM!" growled Scratton. "If  thc-y were to go down on their knees, I  wouldn't enter the house again���������to-day."  "P'raps the .young lady has returned,  and is of a different opinion to the old  one. ' She's seen nie twice, 3rou know,"  observed the boy.  "Yes, sho has seen 3-011, and we've  seen the result." said Scratton. in a  tone that was an3-thing but complimon-  tuvy: but Mrs. rScratton leaned forwaid  and tugged at the coat-tails of the  diiver. ' ��������� '  "Stop! Dixon; why don't 3-ou stop?  Don't 3'ou hear some one cabin' us  b.-ck? I knew something would happen  ���������I was sura of it!" A something -did  happen, for the last energetic tug had  uufO'ilunateb' brought off one of Dixon's coat-tails, and left it pendulous in  her hand.  "Knowm' the quality of the cloth,  you moight ha' been sarten sure it  wouldn't ha'  stood  tuggin'  like that"  "Hold 3'our tongue!" said his mistress,  as the I103' who had been chasing tb������  carriage now paused, panting and perspiring,  by its side.  "We   aire   not   going   back," -repeated  the  indignant   Scratton.     "They     must  .write an -.apology.'".' ".  "Now, then,; Tupp'ny. w-iiat's'your  news?" demanded the elegant Adolphus;  while' his mother; after having scanmed  the boy's face; exclaimed: "Why, it's  that 3'oung rascal, Joe3'  Throstle!''  "Yes, ma'am! its me! How's j-oawself,  and Mr. S-, and the 3'oung^gentleman?  You ain't none of 3*ou lookin' as well'as  you might look, if Natal-' had: been  kinder." ���������  behind   yer."  this   upon   the  a  sixpence^  Said   Scratton,  "What do you want, boy?", scream  ed  Mrs-   Scratton. <..  "You've   left   some-thin'  "What?"  "Mister  Boodle  found  mat." And .Toej- held up  "I   threw   it   to   him,"  magnanimously.     '-.-���������'  "He knows 3-011 did. and returns it  with his respec'ful complinien's, and  says he wants no reward, as the  trouble's a pleasure when, he has to  show   .vou   out."  "Drive on!" he said in a tone of s-h  sharp comma ml that oven the surly Dixon at oii'.'t' nbo.vod. "If .vou stop again,  on a 113' pretence, before you're ms'-.le  of Scratton Park, it's the entire coe it  I'll'strip of! your back, instead of only  the tail  of it-"  So sa.ving, Daniel Scratton relapsed  into a mood3'. silence, wihicvh. fer once,  neither the wife or son were disposed to  break.  On re-entering his own house, Scratton went straight to his private room������������������  the "Library"���������though the only books  it contained were sundo* well-thumbed  ledgers, a "Post Olfh-e Directory of the  Six Home Counties," "Ith-er.v Man His  Own Lawyer," and the "Interest  Tables."  Gloomily thoughtful, Scratton sunk  down into a chair; and, in answer to  his son's recommendation to try a  "brandy and soda," ordered him out of  the room.  "Send  Vei'ulam  Grift to me."  Adolphus, after delivering the message to Mr. Gritt, whom he found in  the .steward's room, mounted his horse  and galloped away to the more congenial atmosphere of t/he sporting hos-  toli'3' ,above mentioned.  "Sit   down    here.   Gritt!"   said   Scrit-  ton,   speaking  in   much   the   same   tone  he would have used in addressing a dog.  (To Be Continued.)  room Queen Ainjo house, as she planned  the dwelling with a rule and dead pencil.  The drawings were shown to builders and  none could find a flaw in tbe measurements.  Despite the statement recently made  that Liliuokalani, tbo deposed queen of  Hawaii, was rapidly failing in health aud  had gone back to Honolulu to die, a  Honolulu newspaper notes tlie arrival on  the steamer Australia of an automobile  for her use. -  Mrs. E. S. Starr, horticultural editor  of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, has on  the window sill next her desk a beehive.  Tbe bees rifle the neighboring,, candy  stores and flowers of the public squares  for sweets. Forty pounds of honey have  been taken from the hive in one 3-ear.  Miss Florita Williams of New York  is the sixth woman to receive the medal  of the United States Volunteer Life Saving corps. Miss Williams saved tbe life  of Miss. Edith Harris at Long Branch  last summer under ' circumstances that  showed her to be possessed of remarkable  bravery.  Mrs. ,Elizabeth Cady Stanton does not  approve of the recommendation made by  several New York magistrates that wife  beaters should be punished by, flogging.  She says, "The real cure for ,wife beat--  ing is to be found not in disciplining an  occasional brut*,'but'in teaching-men to  respect women."  Mrs. Glessner Moore Brady of Nevada, Mo., has been nominated for a second term as circuit clerk of Vernon coun-  t3', Mo. Mr. Brady, her husband, who had  held the position previously,' died two  years ago and was succeeded by his wife.  Eighteen out of the 20 townships of the  . counts', as well as every ward of the cit3\  Voted for Mrs. Brady.  Miss Terry's one superstition is said to  be a fear of the single number 3. She  will not enter a hotel room numbered 3.  nor a car, nor a bcrih in .a'sleeping car.  She will not sit threo at a table; she  declines to go on tbe stage by the third  entrance. Once when an enthusiastic  Englishman proposed three cheers for  her, she put her hands to her face and  ran away. - ��������� '  THE.CRIMINAL CUCKOO.  lie Ia the One Exception to the Ivlntl-  ly-. Xnturc o������ Birt'ls.  Bad temper-and cruelty are perhaps  the most obvious sighs of mental degeneration in the beasts." The larger  monkeys, for instance, become as bad  tempered as a violent man when they  grow old, and many in their treatment  of other animals are cruel as we use  the word in regard to man. Among  the carnivorous beasts the cat amuses  itself by torturing a mouse, and the  weasel tribe kill for sheer love of killing. No such cruelty is seen among  eagle's or falcons. Fierce as their tempers are, they do not torment other  birds which they catch or kill for killing's sake. Good temper.is general  among birds.  Except the cuckoo, such a thing as  an ill tempered wild bird is unknown.  Nowhere in the race can a temper like  that of the- Tasmanian devil or the  wild hunting dog or the Cape buffalo  or the baboon be found. ; Even those  which in spring are thieves and egg  robbers are not mauyais coucheurs at  other times. Good temper'and good -  fellowship in society; a personal affection to each other to which the beasts  offer ho parallel, .industry and independence, intense devotion and fpre-  sight'in tending their young.'with other very human and. engaging traits of  character, must all be credited to the  race of birds.  Among these kindly and simple natures the cuckoo is a monster. Let  there be no mistake on this subject.  He unites in his life and character,  from' the egg to the adult bird, prac-  tices'and principles to which the whole  race of warm blooded animals offers'no  parallel. Ho is an outrage on the moral law of bird life, something so flagrant and so utterly foreign to the way  of thought of these kindly beings that  if lie did not exist he would be incon  ceivable. It is not merely that lie is u  supp.iauter and a changeling. His  whole nature is so evil that in the  world of birds he is an incarnation of  the principle of ill. an embodiment of  vices which would if understood or  adopted by other birds put an end to  the existence of the race. ��������� London  Spectator.   Selif Deijlnl.  The most self sacrificing men  Are lliey that k^ep their feet  From tapping, tapping, tapping, when  The band plays in the street  EXPOSING A  HOTEL  BEAT.  Under  tlie   Cireinnstnnoejt.  Mr. Qiiizzem���������1 suppose you revenue  agents have to be very quiet about your  work?  Detective Kluze���������Well, when we are  after moonshiners it has to be a still  huut.-  The Mnn  Who Pays.  Talk is not. cheap!    The man who talks ha3 words  to give away.  But he who has no time to listen has tbe costs t������  pay.  The   Elevator,   or,   Rather,   Hi*   Red  Underwear, Did It.  "I've had a variegated experience with  hotel beats in my time," said a veteran  boniface who was in town on a visit 'he  other day, "but I believe the funniest incident in that line that ever came under  m3r observation occurred some years ago  when I had charge of a house at a sister  city not a thousand miles from New Orleans.  "One rainy evening shortly after the  arrival of the eastern trains a tall, good  looking chap walked into the ofhee  swathed from neck to heels in a long  cape mackintosh. It was as handsome a  rain coat as I ever saw, and his fashionable hat and the expensive alligator skin  valise he carried in his hand completed  the outward picture of a man of means.  He wrote his name on the register and,  remarking that he was thoroughly fatigued ' and not feeling very well, asked  to be shown at once to his room. Tho  clerk assigned him to quarters on the  third floor, and one of the bellbo3's picked up his valise and led the wajr to the  elevator.  "When they got out, the elevator man  slammed the door rather suddenly and  kept on going up to answer a' call in the  next stoiy. It so happened that the long  skirt of the stranger's mackintosh caught  on a slight projection on the ironwork  of the door, and as the car shot upward  it stripped the garment off his back, very  much' after the fashion of skinning an  eel, leaving him, to the blank amazement  of the bellbo3', clad in nothing but a suit  of red flannel underwear.  "I was coming down the hall just as  the accident happened, and I took in the  situation at a glance. The fellow had  expected to gain his. room without detection and in the morning would have  claimed that somebody had stolen his  clothes with heaven only knows how  much money in the trousers pockets and  probably a gold watch in the vest.  "Anyhow, he was. ��������� caught 'dead to  rights,' as the saying goes, and he was  taken so complete^- b3' surprise that he  couldn't invent any story to account for  his condition. He begged piteously not  to be arrested, and I finally told him  to get out, but before he could leave the  house he had to have some clothes, and  he swapped his elegant valise for a pair  of greasy overalls and a blue cotton  jumper belonging to the engineer. I  heard afterward that he had caught several big houses on the same game."���������  New'Orleans Times-Democrat.  was a 'custom so inveterate' that there  was no hope of getting it altered.  "Yet when I went to church with Hogarth 30 years later the people all stood  up for the singing. How and when was  the custom changed V How ldng did the  people continue reading the service aloud 'I  j And when were the practice of conversa-  ; tion and the exchange of civilities before  the service discontinued V"  -   Oil Dnthinff.  Oil bathing is a regular institution  among the Hindoos. An experienced  masseur rubs the oil on his patrons,  friends or relatives genprnllj" once a  week. And it is a fact that moles, warts  and such faults of the surface of the  skin are xevy rare among them. The  newborn infant gets the oil bath daily  for 40 days. The intervals are then  gradually lengthened, but he will be considered a very naughty boj- who during  his school daj's tries to shirk the oil bath  at least once a week. As a youngster he  yells all tho time ho is being bathed.  Perhaps it is good for his lungs. Anyhow nobody thinks of finding fault with  thenurse for the hallooing of her charge,  and, generally speaking, it may be,said  that-Indians have bettor lungs and better  pectorals as compared to the bod3r weight  than the Europeans, and the feminine  bust is decidedly fuller and more perfect.  ���������C. N. Saldanha' in Lancet.  CHURCHGOING  IN  OLDEN  TIMES.  .Attendants nt Service U.scil to Have a  Very Sociable Season.  Sir Walter Bcsant has written whimsically, giving a glimpse of churchgoing  a couple of hundred years ago. He sa3's:  "Did you ever go to a church in 1703?  I- have just������come from a service at St.  Stephen's.-. Walbrook, a Sunday morning  service in_. that year. The congregation  began to "arrive a quarter of an hour or  so .before the service commenced. The ladies were dressed finely. A footman or a  page or an apprentice walked behind  them cari'3'ing their praj'er books. He  preceded them up the aisie, opened the  door of their pew and placed the books  on the desk before the. s-eats. This done,  he retired to a place under the gallery  where the domestics sat.  "The women in the pew stood up and  exchanged smiles of greeting with their  acquaintances; with those in the pews before and behind them conversed openly;  the church was filled with the buzz of  conversation. When the service began, a  great many, to show their devoutness,  repeated everything out aloud, even the  absolution and the verses assigned to the  clergymen. -They even read out loud the  lessons of the day and the gospel and  epistle. Some of the people continued to  talk to each other from one pew to the  ;other. A psalm, not a hymn, was sung,  and only one.  "During the singing most of the people  sat down. After the service was over the  churchgoers renewed their, civilities toward each other and their conversation  on things of the most worldly kind. My  companion lamented the ill timed talk of  the people and the fpolish habit of repeating the whole seryice out loud; as for  sitting while the psalm was sung, he said  it was to be excused on the ground that  the  version   was   miserable.    Besides,   it  They All Change.  Mrs. Younglove���������Oh, dear! Such ia  life! Before we got married George was  tagging around after me all the time. ��������� I  couldn't get away from him for a minute.  That was three months ago.  Her Dearest Friend���������Poor child! What  has the wretch' done?  "He said ��������� last night that he thought  we'd move next month ' to some place  where he can have a den so as to get by  himself once iu awhile."���������Chicago Times-  Herald.          A Hlfg Array. '  "It'll take 10 cents to carry that, madam," said the postal clerk. "Oh,1 my!  Will it?" she exclaimed. "Well, give me  ten 1 cent stamps, then." '"Why not a  30 cent stampV" "No." she said;- "I  want to feel that I'm getting my money's  worth."���������Philadelphia Record.  It is better to have loved and lost than  never to have loved fit all���������better for the.  jeweler.. the florist, the messenger boy  and sometimes for-tlie lawyers. ��������� Ex-  chance.  Good Advice Anyivny.  The man laughed uproariously.  "I'm a pretty healthy lookiug specimen, am I not, doctor?" he asked.  "You certainly are," answered the  physician.  "Well, ten years ago you told me to  prepare .for death."  .  '"Did I?"  "You did." * "' '''  "Well, I see no reason to be hilarious  about it. .That's good advice, at any  Lime, isn't it?"'  "Yes. but"���������  "Doesn't your preacher give you the  same advice?"  "Of course, but you see"���������  "Well, why don't you go and laugh  at him? I did only my duty by you,  and, from what I know of .you, I would  say that I can't think of any one who  has more extended preparations to  make.   Good day, sir!"  "Sometimes," mused the man as he  went out, "it is easy to make a point  aud difficult to clinch it." ���������Chicago  Post.  ������������������;..'       '     How Coul Xoses Knorgy.  If a load of coal is left out of doors  "'exposed to theV'-weather���������say, a  intonth-^���������it loses one-third of 'its  heating quality. If a ton of coal is  placed on the ground and left there  and another ton is placed under a  shed, the latter loses about 25 per  cent, of its heating power, the former about 47<.per cent.; hence* it is a  great saving' of . coal to have-if in a  dr3' place, covered over ,and on all  aides. Tho softer the coal the mora  heating power- it loses, because tho  volatile and valuable constituents undergo a slow combustion.  Exasperated by Summer Heat, Became Intolerable ��������� Relief is Prompt and Cure Certain  When Dr. Chase's Ointment is Used.  To many fleshy people summer is the  time of much misery from chafing and  skin irritation. Some complain particularly of sore feet, caused by perspiration while walking. Others suffer  from itching skin diseases, such as  eczema, salt rheum, rash, or hives.  Persons who have tried Dr. Chase's  Ointment for itching or irritated skin  are enthusiastic in recommending it to  their friends, because it is the only  preparation which affords instant relief, and speedily brings about a thorough cure.  As a matter of fact, Dr. Chase's  Ointment has come to be considered  the standard preparation for itching  skin diseases, and has by far the largest sale of any similar remedy.  Try it when the feet are chafed and  sore with walkirig. Try it when the  skin is chafed, inflamed, and irritated.  Try it for pimples, blackheads, hives,  eczema, salt rheum, and every form of  itching diseases.    It cannot fail you.  Mr. John Broderick, Newmarket,  Ont., writes:���������" I   have been troubled j  for thirty years with salt rheum. I used  remedies and was . treated by physicians all that time, but all failed to  cure me. The doctors said there was  no cure for me. I spent hundreds of  dollars trying to get relief, but all in  vain. My son brought me a trial  sample box of Dr. Chase's Ointment. I  found groat relief, and had the first  night's rest in years. It stopped the  itching immediately. One box cured  me. Publish these facts to suffering  humanity."  Mr. M. A. Smith, Brockville, Ont.,  writes:���������"I suffered many years with  chafing, burning, and itching of the  skin, and never found anything to do  me good, or even give relief, until I  used Dr. Chase's Ointment. I would  advise all sufferers, and especially  bicycle riders, to always have it on  hand."  Dr. Chase's Ointment has never yet  been known to fail to cure piles. It is  the only remedy guaranteed to cure  piles of every form. 60 cents a box, at  all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates and  Co., Toronto. ���������tu&iSBJ&JfSaiiJ&a 1  ^iufJSiamiisieXB^jmia^^  u  to  .7  PARTING.  Overhead a great aurora,  Flashing:all-among 'the stars, '  From its wide arch in the northward  -   Flinging up its opal bars.  ��������� Round the dim lights of the city,  Distant sound of harp and song,  Sat wc in the shadowed garden  Speaking of our.parting long,  Wondering of the unknown future,  What for us it held in store���������..   .  Sweetest meeting like the present  Or farewell for evermore;     ,  Whether, with earth's lights around ua,  We should clasp each other's hand.  Or, beyond these narrow limits, '  In yon vast.irysterious land,  Bpirit met with spirit, knit up  ���������Threads of life that broke below,  Telling in each other's bosom   ,  All the trouble and the woe^  Happy in the recollection  Of the fated hour we met,  Perfect love and peace succeeding  Every longing and regret.  ���������T. P. Johnston in Chambers' Journal.  4 THE HOLBROOK  RECEPTION COMMITTEE.  The Committee Was a Pretty-  Girl, and She Entertained  the Strangrer Admirably.   .       i  BY W. R. ROSE. J  The well built young man-who stood at  the hotel entrance was evidently a  stranger in the city. He looked about  him with a strong suggestion of curiosity. Anon he stared upward at the unwonted mingling of buioke . and sky-  .'Bora pers.  , This observant young man's name was  Jack Holbrook. He was a New Eng-  lander, a Harvard man. a mining engineer, and this was his first visit west of  Albany. He had come to Cleveland at  the earnest and oft repeated invitation of  his college mateland very dear friend,  Tom Plympton. and he had arrived a  da3T ahead of time. He had meant to  stop at Buffalo for a few hours' conference with a mining expert, but on the  train had received a telegram from him  stating that he had suddenly been called  to Toronto in connection with an important legal case and asking him to deter  ' his Buffalo visit. ' So Jack had come  straight through to Cleveland, and, being of a slightly diffident disposition, had  gone to a hotel instead of proceeding at  once to his friend's home. ,At the hotel  he had telephoned and asked for his  friend, but the servant who answered  his call stated that Mr. Tom had gone  to, Akron, but would return late' in the  afternoon. Thereupon he had spelled  out his name for. the domestic and added  the name of the hotel, the maid promis-  , ing to deliver both name and address to  Tom as soon as lie returned.  ���������  Then Jack' strolled out in front of the  big hostelry and watched the tide of humanity stream by. The tide presented  some new tj-pes to Jack's observant eyes  and the time slipped away rapidly as he  watched them. Presently he became  aware that a smartly dressed young woman was regarding him with some degree of intentness: She was a pretty  girl, with laughing black eyes,.and those  eyes were fixed upon Jack with a quizzical interest. She passed him and then  came back. As she neared him she  swung in a little ekiser.  "Pardon me," she said with much  gravity, "but am I mistaken in assuming  that you are a stranger in town V"  Her voice was low and musical and  very pleasant to the ear. and Jack was  still more firmly convinced of her extreme degree of prettiness. Both these  .facts firmly impressed themselves upon  his mind, although he was quite stunned  for the moment by the unexpected encounter.  "I   am   a   stranger   in   this   particular  . city," he managed to reply, "but not entirety a stranger to city ways."  "It is evident," said the young woman,  with an increase of gravity, "that you  read the newspapers."  "It is a habit  that  I  h. .-*   never  attempted to conceal." said Jack.  1    There was a moment's silence.  The young woman had. as it were,  mesmerized Jack into an unconscious endeavor to keep step with her as she  slowly moved toward the avenue.  "You look." she said, "like an honest  young man."  "Honesty, like beauty." commented  Jack, "is sometimes but skin deep. The  fact is, I am really an accomplished pickpocket. Perhaps you will kindly notice  the shabby looking man who is apparently absorbed in the jeweler's window  across the way? That's a famous detective who is dogging my footsteps."  "I see." said the pretty girl with a  charming smile, "that you are a humorist  as well as a pickpocket. It is a pleasant  recreation and in time I think you would  shine at it. But pardon me, Mr. Pick- j  pocket, if I briefly digress. As you are  a stranger in town you cannot be expected to know anything about our customs. Kindly understand, then, that I  am an active-member of an organization  of Cleveland women who are banded together for the purpose of extending the  hospitalities of our city to all worthy sojourners within its gates. We are expected to meet strangers and impress  them with our city's beauties."  Diffident Jack boldly interrupted  ber.  "You have certainly impressed me with  one of them," he said.    "I don't think 1  care to see the others."  The smiling young woman slightly  flushed.  "When the stranger happens to be  young and good looking." she said, "one  of the younger members of the committee on transients is sent to proselyte him.  For, you see, the prime object of the  committee is to win from him a promise  to become a good Clevelander. I might  add that the scheme is strongly indorsed  by the sojourner committee of our revered chamber of commerce."  "Which   reflects   great  credit   on   the  chamber's   good   taste."   said   Jack   the  diffident.  Just what he thought of this remarkable adventure he could hardly tell. The  girl was certainly delightful, even if her  explanation was' a trifle labored. , He  would see the adventure through.  "And now for luncheon." said the  black eyed committee of one. as she led  him, still wondering, into a well appointed restaurant and ordered a toothsome  light repast. And as they sat facing each  other she drew him out by degrees until  diffident Jack was telling freely about  his recent trip up the Orinoco and his  shipwreck on the Venezuelan coast.  Jack was a keen observer ;in<l a clevpr  story teller, and his audience of one  somehow drew out the best there was in  him. He noticed that his companion exchanged bows with several of the ladies  and gentlemen who passed in and out of  the dining room, and it struck him that  she must be a young woman of some social eminence. This impression was further strengthened by the deference with  which the proprietor of the place bowed  to her as she passed to the cashier's  desk.  : "The committee pays all the bills." she  had said to Jack, and he was forced to  rest content. "1 take it for granted,"  she-added to him when they reached the  sidewalk, "that you have no other engagement for the afternoon?"     ;���������  "It i������ your privilege to take anything  you please for granted," said the gallant  Jack.  "Then, as it is Wednesday afternoon,  we will attend the matinee at the opera  house," said  the black eyed  committee.  "I  have the  seats,"  she  quickly  added,  and   thus   headed   off   any    move   Jack  | might have inade toward the box office.  The play was a pretty comedy, a newly  imported   Loudon  success,   and  Jack  enjoyed   its   wit and raillery  to  the  utmost.      No    doubt   his   enjoyment   was  much   increased  by  the  presence  of  his  j charming   and   sympathetic   companion.'  | She smiled over all the good,things that  : he did. catching the witty points as fast  I as   they   were   uttered,   and   her   merry  , comments were quite as good as the dia-  , logue. _ '  And Jack felt that he couldn't be too  i grateful to her for not insisting upon the  right to assume the seat next the aisle.  It was during the intermission preceding the last act that the committee suddenly said:  "I declare if the Hungerfords aren't  coming over to speak to us!"  "Yes,.yes; here they come. See here:  we must pretend, that we are old  friends."  "All right," said Jack.    "What's your  name?"  "Lucile.    And yours?"  "Jack." .  And then the Hungerfords were at  hand. , , They, smilingly greeted Jack's  committee and looked inquiringly at  Jack. There were twoa vacant seats in  the row ahead, and these the Hungerfords - took. Then Jack's committee  caught a peculiar gleam in pretty Mrs;  Hungerford's eye.       t  "Oh, excuse me!" .she murmured. "1  forgot that you had been away. You  haven't met Jack, have you? Jack, this  is Mr. and  Mrs. Bob Hungerford."-  "Oh, yes," said Jack the diffident as he  smiled and bowed, "1 really feel as if 1  ought to know you. Lucile mentioned  your names several times when- she  wrote. Are' congratulations a little late?"  "Rather," said the male Hungerford,  "the happy event took place some six  months ago."  "1 think," said Jack, without a trace  of embarrassment, "that your happy  faces made me forget that you were not  still in the first quarter of the honeymoon."  "That's very nice," said pretty Mrs.  Hungerford, with a little nod of thanks.  Then she looked at Lucile. and if ever  a woman's glance asked "Is this the favored youth?" little Mrs. Hungerford's  asked it at that moment.  "Stop here long?" inquired the male  Hungerford.  "Only   through   the  last  act,"   replied  Jack.  "1 mean  in Cleveland."  "I  don't  know.     I'm in  the hands of  the committee."  Tall, Bob Hungerford looked a little  astonished at the reply, and Lucile  laughed.  "That's the latest eastern slang," she  said. "Jack is an adept at slang. It  isn't so bad either, is it���������'in the hands  of the committee?'"  And just then the curtain went up.  When Jack and his committee filed out  of the house, Lucile suddenly giggled. .  "Those stupid Hungerfords gave me a  bad five minutes," she said, "but 1  rather think I sent them away eating  their hearts out with curiosity."  "I wonder why you didn't tell them all  about the committee aud its noble work,"  said honest Jack.  But the committee only giggled.  "How would you like to ride behind a  good horse?" she inquired a moment later.  "Why not?" quoth reckless Jack.  And. lo! as if by magic, a tall dogcart  drawn by a mettlesome black horse, appeared beside them, a drab coated driver  stepped out and handed the reins to the  young woman, and a moment later she  and Jack were speeding away toward the  suburbs.     It  was  a  most  delightful  40  minutes' ride, and then the tall cart was  suddenly drawn up in front of a handsome   residence as  a  young   man  came  running down the steps.  It was Tom.  "Jack!" he cried as he gripped an outstretched hand. Then he added, "I see  Tricksy found you all right."  "Tricksy!" gasped Jack.  Then he remembered that Tom had occasionally mentioned a sister, and somehow he had formed the impression that  she was a fence climbing hoiden in clipped curls and extremely short skirts���������  just a scatter brained, romping child.  And this lovely girl was the real Tricksy.  What a blooming idiot he had been not to  guess it before!  "No wonder she found you," continued  Tom. "She's stolen all my photos of you  and stuck them up all over her room���������  Jack in football togs over the mantel.  Jack starting for the Orinoco on the  dresser, Jack"���������  "Tom," cried the blushing Lucile,  "you're horrid!" Then she turned to  Jack.  "The committee on reception will take  a brief recess," she laughed.  "Make it very brief," said diffident  Jack. ���������;  "What fresh nonsense has Lucile been  up to?" cried puzzled Tom.  But Jack oniy chuckled. ��������� Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  The Iron  DiikeV Speech.  ,1 once heard the Duke of Wellington  make a speech in the house of lords, and.  although it was but a short speech and  not remarkable for eloquence, it astonished and impressed me more at the time  than the greatest oration by the greatest parliamentary orator could have  done.  The duke, as 1 gathered from the  speech .of another, peer, had already been  offering to the house his opinion on the  measure under consideration, and the noble and learned lord was now criticising  his remarks. In the course of his criticism this noble and learned personage  ventured on the observation that he feared "the illustrious duke" had not quite  understood the measure now before the  house.    This drew the illustrious duke.  The Duke of Wellington sprang to his  feet to reply, and he struck the table  with indignant gesture. "My lords." he  said, "the noble und learned lord has  said that' 1 don't-, understand this bill.  Well, my lords, all I ,can say is that I  read the bill once.' that I read it twice,  that I read it three times, and if after  that I don't, understand the bill, why.  then, my lords, all I have to say, is that  I must be an infernally stupid fellow!"  Then the duke resumed his seat."���������Justin McCarthy's "Reminiscences."  Lockjaw.  ' -The alarming fatality from lockjaw  should impress upon- the public the' extreme need for radical treatment of these  wounds, even the most insignificant. Such  wounds are either penetrating or lace'rat  ing, presenting the most favorable conditions for infection, and the hand or, fool  of the victim is usually begrimed with  dirt, especially from the earth. Tetanus  is an infectious disease due to the action  of a microbe and although one of the  most' fatal diseases is probably one of the  most easily preventable in many cases.  The wound should be thoroughly  cleansed and drained as only a good surgeon or physician can do it and never by  amateurs or according to household methods. Cauterization in these cases is a  pernicious practice, because it makes a  crust over the .wound and thus prevents  free drainage. In other words, it effectually imprisons the microbes and thus promotes infection.  The bacillus of tetanus is said to be an  anaerobic���������it lives without air and is  killed by free air: hence the necessity for  thorough cleansing and'drainage. Finally this .bacillus is telluric���������it inhabits  earth  or soil.���������Indianapolis Journal.  He Loved Animal*.  Of Blackmore, . the novelist, an bid  friend has said in Literature that his  kindness to animals and birds was nearly  divine. . "Dogs loved him; pigeons "fob  lowed him about. A blackbird built in a  hole in his garden well one year, and.he  planked the well over lest the young ones,  when they became venturesome, should  be drowned. From the planks over the  water he had a sort of ladder constructed  for them to escape, which they all did  and repaid him by bountifully devouring  his strawberries.  "There is a picture of himself as a vine  dresser in one of his Devonshire tales.  'Christowell.', His love for women and  girls, especially girls, was as great as Mr.  Ruskin's, but less outspoken, though evident in his books. There is always a  Lorna or a Dariel as sweet as English  air can make her. He was shy and retiring and not jriven to toneue."  A Stomach Agritator.  "All that has been written of the physical beauty of Japan." said a traveler, "is  really inadequate. Language simply fails  to tell you what really is there in the way  of scenery. You must actually visit the  country to appreciate it. But while Japanese life. Japanese houses and Japanese  scenery are replete with interest and  beauty Japanese food is an abomination  to the civilized stomach and as such to be  absolutely eschewed.  * "Take the raw fish, for instance, they  serve. The first time I tasted it. 1 was  forcibly reminded of the man who invented the 'flapjack' which when cooked  on one side automatically turned over and  cooked the other side as well. The  scheme worked out to perfection, and  fortune seemed to loom large in the near  future for the inventor, -when a drawback  to the scheme was discovered. The 'flapjack', once swallowed kept on turning.  That's what happens when you eat the  raw fish of Japan." ,  Thnnkfnl.  A live possum was discovered in a colored "meetin house" in Mitchell county.  The parson pronounced the benediction  immediately, remarking, " 'Lijah wuz fed  by ravens in de iWilderness, en 'possum  on dis col' mawnin is none de less providential!"  "John," wrote a colored prisoner to his  son. "did you know dat yo' daddy is in a  nice, steam he't jail fer de winter? Ef  you didn't, you knows it now by dis letter, w'ich leaves me well en hearty en  t'ankful ter Providence. De weather is  col', but, John, I is ez warm ez a political  meetin."���������Atlanta Constitution.  In Oue Lesson,  He���������Your sister said she couldn't  dance.  She���������Well, can she?  "Yes, I made her. We hadn't been on  the floor a minute when I stepped on her  foot. You just ought to have seen her."  ���������Yonkers Statesman.  Some musical notes are low and solemn and others high and quick, because  the vibration of musical strings varies  from 32 vibrations per second, which  produces a soft and deep bass, to 15.000  vibrations per second, which yields a  sharp treble.  i>  6  A SONG   IN  WINTER.  i:Blackbird,' whistling cheerily,  Whistling from a leafless;tree.  Through the mist your notes are ringing',  Though no other bird is singing,  And the wind wails drearily.  Heedless of December gloom,  Though the flowers no longer bloom,  Though' forever gone the glory   ,  Of the year that; gaunt and hoary,  Totters to'his snowy tomb.  Still your message, full of glee,  Echoes fromvour leafless tree:  "Summer's coining, summer's coming,  With song of lark and wild bee's humming,  With blossoms bright for you and met  /'So," 3-0U sing, "the poet's lay  ���������i    Should, like mine, be blithe and gay.  Ever breathing; balm for sorrows,  Still foretelling happy morrows,  Spite of, cloudy skies today."  ���������Louisa Addey. in Chambers' Journal.  0������frO������frO-M������0������������0';������0-frO-i������0'fr0.fr  THE YARNER OF YAKMAT ������  ���������fro������fro������fro  o  ���������fr  o  ���������fr  o  ���������fr  o  ���������fr  o  ���������fr  o  ��������� New  Version   of   the  NiuhtB."  "Arabian  BY W.  R.  ROSE.  ���������fr  o  ���������fr  o  ���������fr  o  ���������fr  o  ���������fr  ifro������fro*fro������fro*0'fro������H*o������frq*fro4������o������fro������frO'������  He was too young a boy to be quite  alone in the streets of the great city.  Not but that he was capable of caring  for himself in the face of ordinary perils,  but this boy was confronted, by no ordinary peril. It was acute poverty that  faced him.   He was homeless and hungry.  Jimmie Sturges had' come up to the  city in search of fortune and incidentally  of fame. His home life i had been unhappy. He was a sensitive boy. arid an  aunt with a chronic temper and a rasping  voice had made life wretched for this orphaned lad of 17. The glamour of the  city appealed to him. There was wealth  there and chances to rise. Other country  boys had conquered their way to fortune.  .Why not he?  He came, and ' the glamour faded.  There seemed to be nothing in that noisy  wilderness for a hew boy to do. His  few dollars rapidly disappeared. He was  hungry and roofless.  As he slowly strolled down one of the  fashionable thoroughfares, dully wondering what was to happen to him, the door  of a handsome residence opened, and a  man came down the steps. He was a  big man, with a fresh looking face and  grizzled gray whiskers, and he had an  extremely well to do appearance. As he  reached the sidewalk he caught sight of  Jimmie, and they both stopped.  1 "Come here," said the big man slowly,  and, though his voice had a peculiar  rough bur to it, Jimmie instinctively felt  that'its owner was ,11 safe man to approach. He stepped forward.' "How's  business with you?" inquired the big  man.  "Very bad," said Jimmie.  The big man eyed him keenly.,  "Know any stories?" he suddenly inquired. Jimmie was a little startled by  the suddenness of ;the query, but he  thought he grasped the bi������ man's meaning. ��������� i   ���������' .-  "Lots." he answered.  "Any new ones?"  "Brand new."  The big man caught him by the arm  and led him up the steps and into a most  beautiful hall, but Jimmie had scarcely  a chance to look around, for the big man  hooked his big fingers under his chin and  held up his head.  "Let me see your tongue." he said.  Jimmie thrust out that useful member,  and then the , big man murmured,  "Humph!" Then be brusquely added:  "We can't take any chances on strange  story tellers.    You must have a bath."  He drew the passive Jimmie back into  the interior of the house and presently  pushed him through the door of a small  room.  "Take a good scrub." he commanded,  "and when you are through rap on the  door."  It-was a wonderful little room, all in  white, with a noble bathtub and gleaming mirrors and many silver fixtures.  Jimmie stared admiringly about him, but  he didn't forget what he was there for.  In a moment he had discovered the hot  water faucet and presently was indulging  in the luxury of a thorough personal  scrub. When he had scrambled back into  his clothes and brushed them and his  hair, he rapped on the door. It was opened by a tall gentleman with a gray mustache, who ^Liled down at him pleasantly.     .  "The doctor is up stairs." he said, "and  wants you to join him there."  They went up the broad stairs and then  into a handsome room. There was a bed  at one side, with somebody lying in it.  The big man was standing at the bedside,  and be beckoned to Jimmie. Then he  stooped down.  "George." he said softly, and it was  quite wonderful how the bur seemed to  leave his voice���������"George, here's the story  teller you wanted." He reached back  and drew Jimmie closer. The boy. looking down, saw another boy lying before  him. a boy of about his own age, with a  thin, white face and deep set, burning  eyes that rolled toward him from the pillow.  "Your title?" cried this strange boy in  a thin, querulous voice.  "The Yarner of Yakmat," replied Jimmie with great gravity, recalling the  name h* had given the hero of one of his  own romancing creations.  "Good. You are welcome. From the  east?"  "From the far east."  "You are also the grand vizier?"  "Later on I became the grand vizier."  "True.    Nov/ for your first story, and do  not  forget   the  fate  that  was promised  Schehezerade."  "To hear is to obey, most illustrious." ���������  And thereupon Jimmie, with the most  profound gravity, seated himself and  plunged into one of tbe stories with  which he had often lightened his loneliness. The boy was a born romancer, and  the solitary life he had led and the absence of human sympathy had sharpened  and added to his gift. His mind was peopled with knights and ladies, with genii  and fairies, with Sindbads and Aladdins. \  He knew he was expected to humor the  strange fancy of the sick boy, and he did  his best. '  He   told   the  lad  the  fanciful   tale  oV  "Pigeontoes." which was a favorite creation of his own, and he told it  well.    It  was the story of a Chinese maiden who'  wandered away into the woods and camo  across  a   witch   with   whom   she   took   a ,  marvelous   ride   on   a   fiery   broomstick,  witb  divers  remark:'.!.le adventures.     As-  Jimmie went on.  full of the tireless zea!  of the born  story teller, he noticed  that  the burning eyes grew softer and that tha-  restless  head   was  stiller, and  presently  -the tired' lids came slowly down, and th������  ������"/������k 'b������y   slent.   ' Then   Jimmie's   voic*  droppod   tu   a   monotone,  his  own   tired  head dropped lower and lower, and pres- ���������  ently it dropped to the bed beside the sick,  ��������� boy and remained there.  Tho light had faded from the sky, the-  street lamps shed their flickering rays,  and a softly shaded lamp burned in the-  chamber of the sick boy when Jimmie  Sturges awoke. As he stirred,u,neasily a  firm hand caught his arm and drew him  gently from the. bedside and out of the  room and down the stairs. It' was the  doctor's hand, and the doctor faced him  in the great reception hall.  Jimmie stared at him half dazed.  ' -"It's all right, my boy," said the doctor  kindly.    "You're not dreaming.    This is ,  the noine of  Banker Jordan.    1 am Dr.  Grace.   The boy up stairs is Richard Jordan, the banker's only child.    lie is suffering from a brain trouble that slightly '  unbalances him.    Do you understand?"    ' (  "Yes." said Jimmie faintly.    He swayed  a little and put out his hand to the near- ,  est chair.' ' ,7 '    '  "What's  this?"  whispered  the doctor,  coming swiftly to his side.  "Empty stomach." said Jimmie, with a  wan   smile.     "Nothing   in   it   since   last  ���������night."      ,'".,' . ''  "Idiot!"   said   the  doctor,   but   Jimmie"  knew he wasn't addressing him.    "Idiot! -.  And you  protend  to some knowledge of  -,  a diagnosis.     Here, you hungry humilia- ,  tor   of, overweening   conceit,   come   this  way." 'And presently Jimmie was served',  a meal the like  of which was quite be-'  yond the wildest limit of his dreams7The ���������  doctor*' went  away  softly  while   he  ate,  and  when  he was through the'tall  man ���������  appeared in,the doorway.  . '      '  "Are you quite finished?" he asked. ,  "If so. come this way." And he led him  into a cozy sitting r������om, whose walls  were lined with books���������more books, than  Jimmie had ever seen in all his brief life-  time.  "Sit down," said the tall man in a gentle voice. '  "1 want to have a little talfe-  with you.    Are you so situated that you  can remain here?" - ', ...  "No one has  any claim on me," saia -  Jimmie.    "1 am my own master."  The tall man smiled.  "And how wouldvyou like to drop your  independence and play grand vizier to the- ,  sultan of my Dickie?" he asked. .' 'V-  "My independence brought me to hun- ,  ger  and   the  streets."  said- Jimmie.'-   "I---  think I'd like the change."  "I am greatly pleased with you," said v  ihe tall man.    "You seem to be a youth ���������.  if   honesty   and    intelligence., you; have    ,  health and strength, and you can, rest as- .;"  sured that anything you may do for my   -  motherless  Dickie  will  be gratefully ap-.'  predated.     For  the present  I   must ask ;  you to act both as companion and nurse.,/  His  wants are  few, but some one must  be  with  him.     He manifested  a  violent  prejudice against all' outsiders until youi  came, and while you fill a nurse's place���������  I   want your mind  clear regarding your-  respousibility aud its financial equivalent  -I  will pay you a nurse's wages. $30 a,  jveek."     Jimmie   thrust  his   finger  nails,  nto the palms of his hands.    The paia  :old   him  he  was  awake.    "The  recompense for your admirable works of fiction  will have to be settled upon later.    But 1  can-say to you that if you can retain my  son's  good   will   and  all  goes  well   with  him   I  can  promise you a trip abroad in  his company next summer."  Before Jimmie could pinch himself  again the doctor entered. He was slowly rubbing bis hands.  "The sultan is sleeping beautifully," he  said. "1 believe he is good for an all  night nap. nnd I'm going home. You  have arranged with the vizier, 1 suppose. Jordan? Yes? Then first, young  man. I'll put you to bed;   Come along."  Jimmie assured him that he was, and  they went up to the room of the sick boy. .  Here a broad couch had been prepared  for Jimmie, and at a signal from the doctor be rapidly undressed. The big man  pointed to a cooling drink on the table at  the bedside.and to the slippers and dressing gown nt the foot of the couch. Then  as the boy's head touched the pillow he  stooped above him and gently whispered:  "Good night, grand vizier."  The boy lay for a few moments with  his eyes roaming about the dimly lighted  apartment. He noted th*> quiet elegance  of the appointments, the dainty decorations, the costly pictures and vases, the  soft blending of many colors7 The very  air of the apartment suemed charged  with the aroma of luxury.  Once more hi.s finger nails bit into tnor  palms of his hands.  "No." be whispered to himself; "it isn't  a dream."  Then  as  his  head  sank a   little  lower  and his eyes closed he murmured brokenly:  "It beats the 'Arabian Nights' all bolr  low!" _,  .  And he was asleep.���������Cleveland Plain,  Dealer.   If the trees need pruuiug, it ls easier-  to prune them as soo*j as the necessity  shows itself than aft*r several seasons,  of neglect.  A tree of good shape has much to do-.  with  the  appearance of tlie orchard.'  The earlier they are looked after the-  easier will be the work.  Horticulture when followed intelligently gives better returns upon the-  capital employed than almost any other branch of agriculture.  ODe advantage with the strawberry  is that a number of plants can often be  grown where there would be hardly  room for a tree or where one would be  undesirable.���������St. Louis Republic.  Wk\  I  I  I  m  m  m  X  Il  n  mi THE   CUMBERLAND  HEWS  ��������� Issued Every   Wednesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  Tlie columns ot The News are open to ali  wh-> wish to exprosa therein views oi������ mau-  ersof public  interest.  While we do nut hold ourselves   responsible for the utteraucea of couesyoudenih, vvt-  leeiit-ve   the right   of   declining   to  iuaei  'oomuiiinications nnneoessariiy p"-    "-i'Iv  WJ^DNii^DAY,   i\0, .   /in, 1900.  NEW FRENCH QUICKFIIiEK.  Europe's Latest Mankiiler Is a Marvel  of  Simplicity  and EiHcicwy.  The special correspondent of the London Times( who has attended, the French  j.:..nary manoeuvres, had an opportunity  of seeing the much-vaunted new ,75 mm.  quick-firing gun- at work. He says:  "Each gun, besides its limber, has an ammunition .wagon. When in column of  route the ammunition wagon and the gun  move abrearit.if possible; if that is not  practicable, the wagon precedes tho gun.  The draught for a wagon is a team of  four, for a gun a team of six.' Each battery is accompanied by a reserve ammunition column of three wagons. When  the battery comes into action the gun and  wagon unlimber abreast of each other,  and ' the limbers of both gallop clear to  cover. If the gun unlimbers "action  front" the Wagon unlimbers as if for "ac-'  tion rear," and vice versa. >Tos. 5, G and  7 immediately tilt the wagon up, 'disjoint the pole so that it doubles down to  ihe ground, and opens the. top shutters,  which fall back from a centre fastening  nnd make a shield, behind which tho  instruments were set up, a temporary  three gunners kneel. The fixed ammuni-  tion is in a rack before them, each wagon  ��������� holding eighty rounds. As the gun and  'wagon are-now wheel and wheel abreast,  ��������� No. 5 has simply to hand1 each round to  No. 2, (v/ho is kneeliug by the rail prepared to load. ���������  "And now as to the gun itself. As fat  as 1 could "judge, while standing in the  b-itierv. the pneumatic buffer which takes  the recoil, is part of the gun. Certainly  when fired with'.blank the only movement apparent is the running hack of the  gun itself on a sliding seat underneath  the, trunnions.' The'whole of the breech  end of the gun seems seated in th-e heavy  socket. -A brake, which is lowered on  coming into action, takes part of the recoil, as well as a spade affixed to the end  of the trail. Before tho gun is laid the  trail' is raised to.an agle of. forty-five degrees and brought sharply to the ground.  ��������� Thin might be to insure��������� the setting ol  the spade, but from the sound it makes  and the fact that after the gun team has  keen standing fast, for some time, the  operation is repeated before again coming into action, I am inclined to believe  that it is a mechanical means by which  some pneumatic buffer is loaded. J his  much in certain, that once the trail hap  been raised, the brake adjusted and the  ppade imbedded, the gun carriage never  moves again, though twenty rounds are.  fired in rapid succession. The gim on;  inns back In this the mechanism is fa>  in advance of the spade action of the  Vickers-Maxim carriage, iu which both  gun and carriage nin back on the spade,  for several inches.  "The breech action of the French gun  is a marvel of simplicity. The breech  opens with a single action, the whole of  the block revolving from left to right.  The reverse action loads the, piece, the  motion of opening extracts the case and  throws it clear. No. 3 opens and closes  the breech in two motions, while iSo. Z  loads. 'No/' 1 attends to the laying of  the "tin���������once laid, any alteration in  range is made by turning a hand screw,  to which is fitted an indicator and dial.  It would be possible to firo thirty rounds  ;- minute with the uttnose care. But  hit her Lo during the manoeuvres no rapid  fire has been attempted. The -gun is provided-with-a light, bullet-proof shield. so  that when in action the four men working the guns are under cover, while, ns  was stated before, the No. 5, G and i  kneel'behind their ammunition wagons,  and are also completely screened."  _ _0. _���������  MODDER RIVER.  Flow on.  Oh Modeler river!  If every drop were a tear  And thou couhl'st wren for ever  For the slain on thy banks so sere.  Weep for the best of Emrhi.jfl.  ' And  Canada's bravest ones:  Weep for the llower of Scotland.  And   Australia's  noble sons:  Wee" for 'ho boys of Ireland  Who eoiinu'i! thoir lives nr-t dear.  Ready to  :':~'it for England.  Proud in   '..���������:.-;��������� glory to .share.  Ween for the broken-hearted.  For wounds that can never heal:  Lov'd ones ii.rcver narted.  Ah  God!  what anguish thev fool.  Weop for the treacherous sons  Misguided and mad with hate  Trusting in vain to their trims.  Seeing their folly too late.  Weep till the angel of peace  Shall reign o'er thy coldeu sands:  Then sorrow, and woe, shall cease.  When Briton and Boer loin hands.  ���������L. A. A.. Victoria.  no.  Wholesale    Wine    and   Liquor,    Merchants.  NANAIMO,   13.. C.  ���������ff1^  Direct Import  -.^������g-:tBK  of Whyteand McKay, Glasjjovv Special Scotch^Wh.sky,  Jas. Watson & Co., Dundee, tJIen'.ivet.  R. McNish <S: Co., Glasgow, Dr. Special.  Al. Dcmen.ni ancl J.iinaLa Ruin,  Guiness' Stout and Bass' Ale.  French Cognacs in' the very best qualities.  Port, Sherry, Clarets, Etc., Etc.  ALWAYS ON  HAND���������A Carload of.  Hiram    Walkers    &.    Son's    Rye  C011B/3SP0NDENCE SOLICITED.  "iq"OTiGB.  Whiskies.  -p. o. BOX 14  TfLE COMMISSION to enquire into and'  ��������� ���������nucucu.ng Lhe grievaucu ol Sell lets with-  ' in the Uaco <.f laai.Btjr.uitcd to the Eq-  ...alt aud Natiiiiuiu Had way C<>itii>.������:iy  will hold asiuing in CUMBERLAND,  . Chiiiox D!S������.rioi on TEUS3DAT, tixe  22nd     NOVEMBER NEXT.        All  o  pel suns   interested   are   lieroOy    to  take  notice -nd govern themselves accordingly.  -    For tne Cuinmi.-ssioniTr,  VV. H.ELLIS,  S-;-..rutary.  0!!to?wJ2Gth. 1000.  EES. PASANCILLI, Nurse. Hunm  .Jdiuiug atjd VViinhiofc-   i.'l Irmu'i.j/ done.  , Pi.--ili St'ist. O'Ksi'ierl '. 1, 8. C  .; Ceylon Te/i is the   Jinest   tea   i  tbe world:    Blue Ri!>b n IVa is tbo  fine-t Ceylon Tea in thu w^r.d.  All changes of advs must, bo  in t>y  noon on Slondays to insure insertion   0_j   WANTED    '.  Ai NUMBER   'OF   PIGEONS   cf  purchase.''' ��������� c  .   Charles  Scott,  Qr.artfjr\\ v. y H ouse,  .  st!2c , .. NarifiinuvB.O.  y *d dr, &  ���������     tHs ii G)ii> Em <&*      ^v. &--S '���������-������������������������������������     &-'* &=* tt*- ������s*    ������*>^ ^^ ^"^  McMillan'fur & wool co.j  ,.   . EXPORTERS Ai"w iKPORTi-f^.  200"!; i F:������si ������vf. fSosth, Himeafous, Hiks.  0B"ttf:������Ke tev- ������as* GSrewSPi? sand S������e t^e Prices WePay.^  niosB Strew  r> i      i    ,���������������������������   Door,   TH E BEST   Presh LagEr deep in the province  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  W������&~/  A rewa'(? of $5 00 will 1������- ijaid lor information   leading  to  conviction   o  persons witlioliling or destroying any  kegs  belonging  to  tins cuinpany   ,  HENRY'ME IF EL,   Managerm '  'SMITH  (Extension)   ���������  LOTS FOR S'ALK,  Apply to,  ml5mS        .       L.W. NUNNS.  TO   ORDER.  TO   MEASURE  TO    FIT  BOTH YOUR  wnrmBk   -"JH'B"'W������     PHPTYJ?>������    AC ~^9     A'T^Sk.   TSBBd."  ^m^\  AND  All  our  SAMPLES arc maiked in PLAIN   FIGURES.  Kindly do us the favour to call and inspect them.  ASTB.AY ON MY VRLWI E3 ������  ONE RED STEER, branded X.  Owner may recovpr same by  proving property and paying  costs and charges of advertising  arid damage.  M. GIBSON,  D&t3 Sandwick.  i^S������Ei������  ��������� GET OUR' 1M11CES    AND    T1JKMS OJS  Piano* and   Organs  ���������  BEFORE ORDERING ELSEWIIERK.  M: W  Waitt & Co.  Victoria, B.  C.   '  The olde-31; anil moac ttiiuiile h .use in the  Province. ���������,   ,  Clias. iiegrave, ��������� Local A^ent,  Cumberland, B. O.  1G-GS fQE HATCHING,  FROM HEAVY   WINTER LAYERS.  Beack Tlangshans, $2  per sittb g..  Black    Minorca.'*, $2   per   ?i;iii:g.  Barred   i^'ymouth Hocks,   $1   per  sitting. ���������  E. PHILLIPS,  - Giantbam, Comox.  4 KiMxitj������iMiiEni'wn������������  spimait & Nanaimo. By.  --%' "'SSifeijv-K,   '  .Y-^^~^:0:^A^^m^7\\  .VICTORIA-COMOX ^ ROL'TE,  Taking-   Effect Tuesday,   Oct.   16th,  1900.  S. S. "City of Nanaimo.5:  Sails from Vk-.toriji Tuesday, 7  a.m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails  from   Nanaimo,,. Wednes-  '(i:iy   7 a. m.,   for   Union   Wharf,"  Comox and Way ports.  Sails from Comox and' Union  Wharf, Thursdny 8 a. m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails from   Nanaimo, Friday   4  a.m. for Comox and Union   Wharf  direct.  Sai'S from Comox and Union  WharfjFriday 6 p. m. for Nanaimo  direct.  Sails from Nanaimo, Saturday  7 a.m. for Victoria and Way ports.  FOH-' Freight  tickets   and Sta< e-  rjim Apply on board,  GEO. L   COURTNEY,  Traf&co Manager.  cmxnrcriranRntxcacMatf  Black Diamond Nursery  QUARTER WAY,Wellington Road  HUTGHEES01  ft  PERRY,  20,OOO Fruit Trees to choose from.  Xiarge Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs a.nd Evergaeens.  Sniall Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  sl2cc P.  O. BOX,  190.  PINE  )  -  DONE AT���������  The Eews Olce.  \ j  il - I*. J.- J. *������. J  >������*^v<^'���������^,HJ^tH^ffa-jftjrJaaji?gi,Tic^ya';a  .: r.i.-������W������  w  K  FRANKLIN- GAMP.  UP Young    Camp    in     Boundary  That  Promises Excellent Results.  Grand    Forks,    Oct.    25���������(Special)���������  [raulilin camp, on the east fork ol the  .ju-th fork, 50 miles* from this city, was  li'scovered only a year and a half ago-,  >Wt the locations in that region already  Ifckceed  100.     It is reached   by a trail  IVhich   connects   with   the   wagon   road  ���������xLending north 20  milos  above Grand  iforlcs.     Until recently  the country was  On  October 2u  the   Winnipeg  Tribune  lUbiirthod  an iusiM-view  with   Air. li.  G.  i&ie, ii  barriaU't, who   was  on  his way  [oiue to i^nyianU from Dawson. .  I'.ir. LLsle e-;;i.u ho had rend the report of  r j.-l>bburt Timber's speech  at Br;indon  ii regard to Yukon matters,    bir ilibbert  fl'iipper,  he saiil,  laid  not     stulwil    one-  hJonth of "what he might tru.y have '������aid  Itn regard to the uuuiner in wliicli '.he atl-  Hiuistration of nuanvs had been coiidnci-  ,'d there since the rush to lhe gold Ualds  !:onnm'nced.     Mr.  Lisle- is  an     EngiiNii-  iian, and .says he h:is no particular inter-  st in Canadian politics; aud he is, there-  'le,  able  to give an   unprejuduTd opinion in regard tp tlieae mutu-vs.    He de-  lares that the manner in which the olli-  ials have acted and  are still' acting is  I'hnply shocking lo anyone accustomed to  '-ririHh idca������ of goveinuient.    The "back  ,'ior" system which has prevailed there  Ivah been disgraceful and  unblushing. It  U, of course, not'easy to get deliuite evidence iu  rey.ml  to  transactions of this  I'kind.    The oUiciuls who have been brib-  l^d,  do not, of course,  publish that fact;  Wand   the  people   who   have   bribed   them  Vaavurally  keep quiet on the subject for  Jt'ear of having the concessions they have  If'impioperly obtained taken from them. In  ilfuieh' mattes one has  to rely largely on  |i;ircjuinstautial  evidence.    In  other parts  \of the world, the popular presumption is  JUhat government olhcials are honorable,  |l������iraightforward men; in DaWhon the pub-  ilic unanimoutiJy believes the larger number rof the otlicials* are corrupt.  ��������� *   *   *  V>, Mr. Lisle was also  asked whether he  m was iu l>aw������on at the time Mr. Sifton's  JJlettcr requesting    the    closing    of    the  f gambling houses and other dives was re-  [eeived; aud. if so, what steps had been  l':aken to give eilect to it.  w,d "les," said Mr. Lisle, "It    arrived be-  !'Iore  1   loft,   and it caused   the greatest  I amusement in Dawson.    The only thiny  fvthat was done in connection with it was  lllfor Mr. Ogilvie to write back to Mr. Sif-  J'ton,   informing him  that  there was  an  rumniense  amount ol! capital invested in  Irlhe gambling houues and the other institutions Mr. Sit'tou referred to, which it  |^ would not he safe to summarily couhs-  cato, and  suggesting     that    the   matter  R\.-ihould   be  allowed   to   stand   over  until  [('next   June.     That  is   how   the    matter  I Ktande  at .present.     Up nt   Dawson,  we  look  upon this simply  ae     an    election  Uougc on  tin.-  pait ot  Mr.  Siiiun.     It i9  geneially   believed   that  there   is  an   im-  ut'i'feLauu.ng between Jliv, ,->i:.nii and Mr.  Ogiivie   in   the   matter.     <Jl ��������� course   he-  Imi' any  reply  is leceived   by   Mr.  Ogilvie, the ..-lev-lions will'be over; and allien,  *,if  the government  is" sustained,  matters  v,ii uucuuliLedly be allowed-to go ou in  the   t>:>uie-OKi   way.*     Why," " said   Mr."  J..f>io,   "l in.\p.ell havo heard Mr. Ogdvh:  Iicrhoualii joke ahoitt the matter, and de-  -^u.ue   th.ii mi    woii.d   be   impossible   lor  )Jia\\*ou   to  exist without   these. institu-  ;  it t.ons.     Tiiehe   institutions  lire  practically   lii.-ent.ed b>   the government, and form  the chief-uieunis of" revenue lor .carryinji  l.-iostitutes are regularly summoned  ami  li.ied  .^DU, by   the   Mounted   L'uhce,   who  luive. a list "of tlii'iu     for    this    purpose.'  'J nc're  is nu ulteinpt  made  to bring any  'N evidence  against    these     peop.e.'   They  come  up to the court;  plead guilty  and  on  what, elsewhere,  would be municipal  undertakings.   The gambling-house keepers, the dance-house  keepers    aud    tht  7p;._-   luoir <],ov line us a matter ot course;  '-'..ij'i   the  gii-is  laugh  aud  joke,  with   ;li6  ni..f...->Li'au> when Lhey do so.    1 have seen  hit;.   v������ them belore the court in a day,  and they look' upon it us a regular thing,  and regard  the line  as practically  a  license for carrying on tneir buhuiuss.    No  attempt   whatever   its   made   to  cio������o  up  ,   the plac'c-'-, ancl 1 have seen gamblers an  II    hour after leaving the court carrying on  their business again, just as though nolh-  , ing   had   happened.      When     we     want  money for grants to our hospital or our  other  charitable iustitutions,    an    extra  raid is made on these people for ihe pur-  |v"1'pose of obtaining it.    Ttiey are rounded  [;/ up,  and  lined $50,   and   the     money     is  handed over to the cause of "sweet charity."  *    *    *  "I may say, in conclusion," said Mr.  L,isle, ";i:at there seems to be an impression down here that things have greatly improved in Dasvsou banco the first  rush of gold seekers has ceased, aud since  Mr. Ogilvie and Mr. Scnkler have been  sent up there. This, however, is very erroneous, in some respects, perhaps;  things are a little better than they were;  but practically the same, state of things  prevails as when the complaints of the  Xieqple of Yukon were lirst made to the  'wo'rid. If you do not hear so many complaints now as formerly, it is because the  people'there have come,to the conclusion  that it is practically useless to try to get .  redress, am! :uat they must grin and  .bear ii. 'i"ae, government, apparently,  thiiiK*. i'.iiit because we are up there so  l'nr out of the world; our complaints can  be.oaiolj ignored, and we are left to the  1 ; v "'. otlicials and treated as though  we really had uo rights whatever. The  < ."'���������'' alfairs there would simply  shock an j ono aceinaomed to the normal  state v7' .am,. ��������� m ;; British community;  oud the only ilh.i., that surprises me is  that��������� \vli-.'ii mere is so much material on  which to base charges, Sir Hibbert Tup-  por'has been so comparatively moderate  jn presenting his case."   -o   Steamer Amur, which returned from  Skagway yesterday afternoon, had nearly 200 passengers on board when she  left the North, but the majority were  linemen and others of the telegraph  construction company, who debarked at  "Vancouver. Included among those for  "Victoria were C. Dubois Mason, city  solicitor, who has been working his mining properties at Atlin; "W. W. Grime,  from. Atlin; J. K. Devlin, who has been  nsrent for the White Pass railway at  "White Horse; W. B. McMicking, who  has been working on the telegraph line;  and P. T. Richardson, of the northern  mail service.  The telegraph party under A. J.  Charleson, many of whom wore Freneh-  finn..������i;.>i1Si were landed at Vancouver,  at -which, port the steamer made a  special call, being rushed down from the  unfinished line in order to have them  back in Quebec in time to vote at the  approaching elections.  According to advices brought by the  returned linemen, six inches of ice cov- t  ��������� SiC'^gJ  ered the lakes at the Stikine head when  they left.  The northern linemen found but one  trace of the historic transcontinental  wire which was projected and actually  begun to connect North America with  Europe via Siberia.  On the very top of a lofty bald mountain near Telegraph creek they discovered a stake or surveyor's picket, which  from its age they thought to be a post  marking a line of the old enterprise.  Telegraph creek, it will be remembered,  was so named on account of its connection with the old line.  The construction crew of the southern  end have frequently run across the remains of the intercontinental project.  Tn many places the wire is still up, and  no little delay has teen caused by it.  Trees of considerable size have grown  up around the wire, and'when they are  cut for the new line lodge in the wira  and cause no end of trouble. Mr.  Charleson has a unique memento in th'.1  shape of a section of a large birch tree  which had grown around and embedded  the wire during the many years which  have passed,since the line was put up.  Oeorge White Frnzer, who ha* been  demarking the interprovincial boundary  bor-vveon British Columbia and the  Yukon, has completed his labors, and in  company with his wife is returning to  Victoria. ' On nil of the hazardous journey through ��������� tho trackless Northwest  .wilderness, Mrs. White Frazer accompanied her husband.  The Amur reports that much snow has  fallen in tho North. Much ice was running in th'e Polly and Yukon, and it is  believed the river' will bo frozen solid  ere now. There was six inches of snow  on White Pas?, while from Wrnngcl  northward the show is said to sho down  to the water's edge, and the lower  ranges are covered with a verv heavy  fall.  The remains of the late Martin Stone,  mate of the river steamer Clifford Sif-  ton, who was drowned in Thirty-Mile  river, as told in these columns, were  brought down by the .Amur, for interment here. *  i. o   Picture  fr amino.  i  Large   Assortment   of   Mouldings  Gor������d bit ('heapi-  HENRY F. 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The rose3 bloom round'my dwelling place,  Yet poor is my home ai:d small;  There is little of beauty and little,of grace,-  But love has enshrined it all;  There toil and trouble have often met.  And life has been full oi care;  With tears, bitter tears, have mine eyes been wet  With a sorrow that none could share,  .But sweet, very sweet, is my homo to me  Since love has o'crthadowed my poverty.  In the twilight dim, when the day is o'er  ���������   And the sun in the west sinks low,  I stand and wait by the open door  For a welcome step I know.  ;Two'eyes will shine with the lovelight gleam  As, all bitterness, overpast,  The cares of the day will forgotten seem  When my love comes home at last.  Oh, happy, thrice happy, the hour shall be  That bringeth my love to his home and met  I dwell in a home that is poor and low,  Yet riches I have to spare.  That home is the dearest my heart can know.  Since love has a dwelling there.  Though toil is weary and hard the'fight.  Our hearts must be richly blest,  For love will shine as a beacon light.  To bring us peace and rest.  Oh, rich, passing rich, is my lot to me  Since love has o'ersbadowed my poverty I  ���������London Lady.  A PATENT  ELOPEMENT.  "A visitor/ Jabez."  Old Farmer Smith rose from the din-'  ner table and picked up his hat from  the side of the chair.  "Who'is it, wife?" he asked.  ��������� "A young man," she replied.  The farmer's lip set tight as he wit  ncssed a glance which passed between  his wife and his daughter.  "I understand," he said severely, with  a determined look at the anxious face.of  the girl���������"that, London chap, Leslie  Austin." ���������   -  "Yes, father," she replied.  "I'll settle his business for him." And  Fanner Smith strode into the parlor, his  heavy boots sounding a deathknell to the  faint hopes in the sinking heart of pretty, winsome -Alice Smith. "So you're  here again, eh?"  The brusque interrogatory did not seem  to crush the courteous, handsome young  .man, who arose and faced the farmer.  "Yes,  Mr.  Smith,"  was his  reply.  "And on the same'old errand, I suppose V"  "Yes.  sentjpr..  sir.     I  came to  ask  your  con-  "Yoii can't have it!" interrupted Farmer  Smith  savagely.     "Alice  ain't  going  'to marry you or anybody else just yet."  ','But time"���������  "You've heard me, Mr. Leslie Austin.  You can't have my daughter."  "I love her, Mr. Smith."  "Nonsense! She's too young to know  her own mind. I have said my say. ancl  the harvest hands are waiting. Good  day, sir!"  Under such determined resistance Leslie Austin retreated. He bit his lips angrily as he walked rapidly down the  road to the village hotel.  "It's a shame," decided his friend. Bob  Townsend, as he heard the disappointed  lover's story.  "We think so much of each other,"  murmured  Leslie mournfully.  "You ain't going to give up this way,  are you 7" asked Bob.  Leslie looked  up inquiringly.  "What else can 1 do '?"��������� he asked.  "Marry her," said Bob.  "Her father won't consent."  "Suppose he don't."  Leslie   started,   but   shook   his   head  slowly.  "I kinow what you're hitting at, Bob���������  an elopement."  "You're right."  . "But it could not be."  "Why not?"  "Because Alice is bound to obey her  father, aud I am, too, for that matter."  Bob scowled impatiently.  "Nonsense!"' he aspirated angrily.  "See here, Leslie. If you were tbe irresponsible chap old Smith thinks you. I'd  hesitate, but you ain't.-. You're an honest, well to do lawyer, :��������� respectably connected and only laboring under a prejudice on the farmer's part that because  Neighbor Jones' girl married a worthless  man from the metropolis all such  matches must end similarly."  ''Granted."  ;   "Therefore, being in the right and the  old   farmer   being   in   one   of   his   mad  moods, I'd outwit him."  "How?" v ���������   '  The query was encouraging.  "Run away with Alice," said Bob.  "I can't."  . "Why not?"  "Her father watches her too closely."  "That's the only reason, ia it?"  "I believe so."  "She's willing?"  "Presumably."  '    "And you?"  "Oh,  Bob, you're talking nonsense!    1  might   as  well   go  back  to   London   nnd  wait until Mr. Smith changes his mind."  "And let some other fello%v have Alice?  ' You're a brave lover!"  Leslie was despondent.  "I have a plan, if you're plucky enough  to follow it out," suggested Bob.  Leslie's   face   grew   expectant   at   the  bint.  "What is it?" he asked.  "Listen."  What Bob told the discouraged lover  need not be repeated. The subsequent  acts of the conspirators afford a sufficient explanation.  It was the next day that faithful Bob  reconnoitered the ground and found that  Farmer Smith had indeed taken due precaution to prevent his daughter meeting  or running away with Leslie.  But Bob managed to get a letter to the  fair prisoner ��������� a letter after reading  which secretly she manifested her acquiescence to its contents by an intelligent nod to the messenger.  It was the afternoon of the day following, just as Farmer Smith had sent  his boys to the town with a load of pota  toes ana was seated; resting l'or an nour  or two, on the front porch, with Alice industriously sewing by his side, that .-a, vehicle driven by a single occupant came  down the road.  Old Jabez looked in profound amazement as the vehicle came to a stop. It  was a kind of skeleton wagon, with a  double seat, and behind it was attached  a small rubber hose, with several wheels  distributed here and there near the axle.  "Iu the naaie of wonder, what have  we here?" he said as he walked to the  gate. r,  The driver sprang down.  "Jabez Smith?" he asked.  The farmer nodded a dignified assent,  little dreaming that'the bearded stranger  was Bob Townsend in disguise.  "I learn from inquiries in the village  that you are quite a scientist, Mr.  Smith."  Science, of which old Jabez knew nothing, but affected much, was his salient  point. Flattered by the stranger's words,  he replied pompously: ,  "I reckon 1 know something about it."  "I   have  come7 Mr.   Smith,"  said  the  stranger,   "to  show   you   a   new   motive  power."'for hayrakes." .���������'���������������.-  The. farmer's face fell.  "A   patent   right!"   he\ muttered.     "I  don't want to buy one," he said, aloud,  turning to re-enter tho house.  "Buy one!" replied, the strauger. "This  is not for sale, sir.", declared Bob, with  quiet dignity. "1 desire your opinion as  a scientist in regard to the principles involved in its construction and operation."  The farmer's face grew pleased again.  "Happy to give it. sir. If I can be of  any use to the world at large by my  knowledge of science"���������  "Or   make  your   fellow   beings   happy,  you're  ready  to  sacrifice  your valuable  time���������eh,  Mr. Smith?"  insinuated  Bob.  "Certainly, sir."  "You   can���������you  can.  believe  me.   sir,"  asseverated     the     wicked     conspirator,  earnestly  and  truthfully.     "Have you a  rake?"   '"-  "Yes."  "I'll help you bring it out here, and  we'll make a trial trip of this wonderful  machine."  A tfew minutes later the farmer's hayr  rake was brought out. Bob made much  ado of fastening it by a rope to the rear  of the vehicle, and the fanner watched  him curiously. as he turned! the ' whei-ts  and adjusted the horse to vyhathe called'  position.  "This hose is an airbrake, sir. The  idea is. if'we can make it do so. to have  the rake operate as usual. The airbrake  might offer a resistance to the ground,  push forward the front vehicle and ventilate the hay. Man and brute creation  demand air, why not vehicles?"  "Quite true." replied Jabez. somewhat  dubious and perplexed over the apparent  uselessness of the machine.  ��������� "Utility and nonrefragibilty, , Mr.  Smith," rattled on Bob recklessly. "The  hypotenuse of the curve of the diameter of the axle7 you perceive, has a circumferential effect' upon the. spheroid  concavity of the brake. You will understand these terms. Mr. Smith, as a mathematician and scientist.     All  ready?"  Farmer Smith, overcome by the lofty  words, obeyed mutely as Bob requested  him to get into the rake seat.  "I'll drive the preliminary vehicle." explained Bob, with a serene chuckle at  the fun of his oratory. "and you will  watch the effect of the airbrake���������if the  friction of the wheels generate air���������over  yonder stretch of meadow. By the way,  is one of your hands around?"  "They've gone to town."'replied Jabez  glumly.  He had a vague consciousness that the  stranger was a charlatan, for he could  not for the life of him see what possible  use the clumsy combination of wheels  and huse could be.  "Ah. there's a young lady! Your daughter, Mr. Smith, I presume?" said Bob.  raising his hat politely. "There must be  more weight on the seat of the front vehicle. If you'll let her'take her seat beside me in the interests of science. Mr.  Smith?"    ��������������������������� '��������� .7   c' '   '  He almost lost his dignified gravity as  he saw the suspicious look on the old  fanner's face. ��������� .��������� .-  The last words, "in the interests of science." however, decided Mr. Smith.  "Jump in. Alice!" he said desperately.  The stranger whipped up the horse.  Old Jabez. in the rake seat behind, clung  on wildly as the horse was driven briskly.  He almost fell forward as there was a  break caused by the rope parting. Bob  had deftly cut it with a knife.  "Hold'on! Hold on!" cried old Jabez  as the new motor power vehicle dashed  forward.        .  He stared blankly as it traversed the  field, made a sharp turn to the road and,  gracefully rounding a curve in the highway, disappeared from view.  What did it mean? The boys bad taken the horses to town, and he could not  start in pursuit, but he grew white as tie  discerned a fact:  He had been tricked!  He had cooled down considerably when,  at  nightfall,  a carriage  drew  up  before  the gate.  He looked grimlv up from beneath his  shaggy eyebrows as Leslie Austin and  pretty, blushing Alice came forward.   .  Bob. following them, was the first to  speak.  "The new motor power took up a new  passenger down the road. Farmer  Smith." he said slyly. "You wanted to  make mankind happy, neighbor. You've  done it."  Jabez made a feint to declare hostilities then and there against the conspirators, but he sank back, disarmed, in his  chair as the gentle voice of his wife said  pleadingly:  "Forgive them, father. They are so  happy!"  And Farmer Smith had not the heart  to say nay.���������Chicago Times-Herald.  A  BROWBEATER   BEATEN.  An  Answering   Question  Which   Cn-  nej-ved a. Hectoring Lawyer.  "Speaking of bullyragging a witness,"  said a veteran lawyer in a crowd of yarn  spinners, "I saw an example-of it once ih  a Pacific coast town that met with a rebuke as cruel as it was effectual.    You  may not be aware of it,  but ten years  ago,  not to  mention  the  present,  there  were a good many prominent citizens out  there who not only had assumed names,'  but their records were anything but good  ih   their  eastern   homes.     Among  those  was  a- lawyer,  a brilliant man  and  one  who had' kept his way clean in his new  home, where he had met with more than  ordinary success.    He was ugly, though,  with witnesses, and I never saw but one  go into the box before him without fear,  and trembling.   This one was a newspaper man who had originally come from  the east!.,but had been on the coast for  several .'years.    He had been in the city  about   a   year,   and   the   barrister  never  knew  anything about  him until  he appeared  as a   witness  in   a murder trial  .which the lawyer was defending.    I may  say liere  that on  one  occasion   in   San  Francisco, in pursuit of his calling as a  reporter, he had had himself arrested and  served a week in the workhouse, which  he bald written up in the usual sensation-,  al manner.    He was a good witness for  the prosecution, as he had an acquaintance with both killer and killee and was  present when the shooting occurred.  "The lawyer in question had his record  In the workhouse,..affair and proposed to  use it for all it was* worth, and when he  got hold of him on the stand he asked him  a few questions to show that he was  prejudiced against the defendant, which  he was. and then he jumped straight into  the other matter.  "'Didn't you at one time,' he asked  with the cold confidence of certainty,  'serve a term in the workhouse at San  Francisco?'  "The judge, the jury, the lawyers,and  the audience instantly became interested;  for the reporter was well and favorably  known.-���������He -was disconcerted himself by  the question and hesitated for a moment.  " 'Answer the question, if you please,'  said the lawyer inflexibly. v  " 'I will,' replied the witness, gathering  himself, 'by asking you one. Didn't you  serve, a term of two years in the Michigan state, penitentiary for misappropriation of funds?'  "I do not know why the question should  have had such an effect upon the ^yyer,  for, true or false, the reporter had nothing to corroborate his statement, but it  seemed to actually piaralyze the man, and  he sat speechless for a -full minute with  the whole courtroom gazing at him in the  most intense silence. Then he recovered,  and, wiping the great drops of sweat  from his forehead, he told the witness he  had no more questions to ask. We rather  thought something might come of it, but  as it was a true bill arid he got his man  off with a manslaughter verdict he said  nothing about it, nor did he ever bullyrag  any more . witnesses." ��������� Detroit. Free  Press.  REAL WHITE TRASH,  Rnlieil the Ante.  Relating his experiences as "A Missionary In the Great West," Rev. Cyrus  Townsend Brady tells, in The Ladies'  Home Journal, of two weddings in the  same town on the,same day���������one in the  morning and o_ne in the afternoon���������at  which he officiated: "The first wedding  fee I received was $30, a very large remuneration for. the place and people.  After the second wadding the best man  called me into a private room and thus  addressed me: 'What's the tax, parson?'  -7? "'Anything you like or nothing at all,'  I answered. I have frequently received  nothing.  "'Now,' said he, 'we want to do this  thing up in proper shape, but I have had  no experience in this business and do  not know what is proper.1 You name  your figure.'  "I suggested that the legal charge was  $2.  ".'Pshaw!' he s&id. , 'This ain't legal.  We want to do something handsome.'  7" 'Go ahead and do it.* I said, whereupon he reflected for a moment or two  and then asked me how much I had received for the wedding of the morning.  ;   " 'Ten dollars,' I replied.  "His face brightened. Here was a solution to the difficulty. ���������'I'll see his  ante,' he remarked, 'and raise him $5,'  whereupon he handed me $15."  The S<ina.-tv .Man Who Marries an Ii������������>  dian Woman For Her Land.  There is a social problem which has  long been a source of apprehension to  the Indians and which among the other  tribes as well as among the Cherpkees  has undoubtedly had much to do with  the pressure upon* the United States to  declare a territorial form of government. This is the intermarriage of  white men into the tribes for uo other  purpose than to share in the lands and  funds of the nations... The lands of the  Indians are rich not only for agricultural production, but also in oil and  coal, and the greed of the white men  (or the enterprise of the industrial  pioneer, if the milder epithet is preferred) has found it impossible' to abstain from exploiting such possibilities.  As the land has been the property of  the Indians and as the Indian has no  power to- transfer title the only alternative for the exploiters has been to  marry Into the tribes and acquire community property rights. Before the  tribal rolls were finished these marriages were far more common than  they are now. Then each man as soon  as he became the husband of an Indian  woman became a member of the tribe  and shared equally with his wife and  every other citizen of the nation.  To prevent these marriages, of which  there have been thousands, some of the  tribes adopted laws fixing the marriage  license fees beyond the reach of the adventurers and scalawags who were  ready to marry squaws to become sharers in the lands. The Cherokee council  fixed the marriage license at $500, and  while the law was in force only one  alien white man took out a marriage  license. The Chickasaws undertook to  pass a law fixing the fee at $1,000  where one or the other was an alien,  but the bill failed of passage in tbe  council.  The enrollment of tlie tribal members  served to check the demand for Indian  .wives, ��������� and marriages of full blood  squaws to -white men are not of frequent occurrence now. The Ketowah  society exerted its influence against  these marriages and drove many bride  hunters out of the territory. Tbe Indians themselves realized that the  white men who came to marry their  women were not of a class to uplift  the tribe. The squaw man or white,  husband of a full blood woman is held  in no regard cither by the full bloods  themselves or by the decent element of  the Cherokees.���������Ainslee's Magazine.    ,  THE CHINESE   LILY.  A Pretty Fancy Is the Legend ol Its  Fairy Origin.  Once upon a time there lived in China  two orphan brothers. The elder brother,  uot satisfied with having inherited the  larger share of the parental,estate, seized  the most valuable part of the younger's,  leaving him but a few acres of rocky, unfruitful soiL  The younger brother  bore the  greedi-"~  ness of the eider one until he was finally  overcome with poverty and hunger.  Then,  in great despair he threw himself upon  the ground and lay there sobbing and bewailing his cruel fate.  Suddenly, he heard a sweet voice calling  his name. Opening his eyes, he saw a  fairy bending over him, who bade him  arise, saying:  "Thy patience and forbearance have  been noticed, and now great shall be thy  reward. Thou shalt find riches and fame  beneath the soil where thy head but a  moment ago rested. To reach the treasure will be no easy task, but be patient  and persevering. Rest not until thou  hast found that which shall cause thee to  be honored and loved for a thousand generations."  Then the fairy vanished, and the young  man rubbed his eyes and looked about  him. His rocky ground was still there,  and he was jubilant with a new born,  courage and hope. With resolute will he  applied himself to the task of finding the  buried treasure.  For many days he dug faithfully, and  finally he found a flower bulb. Believing  in the fairy's promise, he planted the bulb  and nourished it until from it there grew  a flower more delicately sweet and fair  than had ever before been seen.  Hundreds of people came to see the  new flower. Other bulbs sprang from its  roots, and the young man's name and his  bulb patqh soon-became famous. Riches .  and honor came to him because, straugeo  as it may seem, the flower would not  grow in any other part of China, and  thousands came to buy from him. ' ���������  He named his treasure the- "Shuey  Seen Fah;" , or "Flower, of the Water  Fairy," a name tbat���������Jt has' ever since  borne, though in common parlance'if is  knowm simply as the "Chinese lily."��������� '  Philadelphia Times. , '      ,  WHAT A JOURNALIST IS.  Ancient fygmlcR.  Excavations in southern . Germany  have just established the fact that" in  prehistoric times Europe was inhabited by pygmies. Strangely enough,, the  discovery of actual aud convincing testimony to that effect in southern Germany has been announced almost simultaneously with the news of similar  discoveries in Switzerland and in the  Pyrenees. So now.there is proof that  Herodotus and Homer were not "yellowing" when they told of dwarfs that  lived in wooded hills and caves far  north of Rome and Greece.  The skeletons which, have been found  are so small that they can be placed  into an ordinary museum drawer.  None of them is longer than 55 inches  and many are smaller. There is no  doubt that they are the skeletons of  real dwarf*. The bones prove that  the bodies were those of adults.','The  finds have been mounted and are now  being,,''exhibited ' in, the National museum of Switzerland in Basle. Scientists think that the little people lived  In neolithic times.  A Cautious Approach.  Mrs. Matchmaker���������What reasons have  you for thinking Mr. Rich's intentions  are serious?  Miss Matchmaker���������He introduced the  subject of rings last evening and argued  forcibly in favor of a small but very pure  diamond.���������Jeweler*' W������������W������-  Keeping an Aqoarlnm,  A friend who has had an aquarium for  many years sends this as embodying his  experience with it:  In setting up an aquarium each fish  requires one gallon-of water. Put two  inches or so of thoroughly washed gravel  on the bottom of the tank (one corner  with clean washed sand). Do not filter  water: use city or pond water. Put in  the gravel some "water plants" la small  bunch to every two or three gallons of  water) and one or two stones. The  plants make the oxygen that supply the  fish. * If after a week or so the fish come  up to the top of the water to any extent  for air. there are not enough plants, and  some more should be added. If the water does not clear up in a few days, you  may have too many plants. At first you  may have to change the water every four  or five days until everything gets balanced. A few snails, tadpoles, lizards,  etc., are good things to have in the aquarium. It is not usual for the fish to breed  in small tanks.  The Art of War.  To train his soldiers the emperor of  Germany has devised a scheme for  making the army maneuvers as like as  possible to the conditions of 'actual  warfare. Dummies have been made of  straw, canvas and old uniforms. They  will be set up in mimic forts, and at  these real shot and shell will'be fired  by the soldiers. The kaiser has evidently been Impressed by the feats-of  American soldiers swimming rivers under, fire in the Philippines, for one of  the feats consists in the firing at (him  mies painted with mustaches and furnished with caps. These heads float in  the water and make splendid targets.  Little Teasers.  Here is a little exercise in punctuation  that a normal school young woman recently brought home to puzzle her father:  It is not and I said but or.  Looks a little confused, doesn't It?  Simple though.  A few quotation marks and two commas will fix it all right.   For instance:  "It isnot 'and,' " I said, "but 'or.' "  Here is a still simpler catch that may  bother you some:  "All 0."  Not much in it, perhaps, but enough to  make it troublesome.  Too hard?  And yet it's "Nothing after all."���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Kansas Quail For Connecticut.  Some wealthy sportsmen of Bridgeport, Conn., have sent to Kansas for  00 dozen quail. As soon as the birds  arrive they will be taken out in batches  and liberated at various points in the  surrounding country. They cost $4 a  dozen, and it is expected that when lib  erated they will be easily able to maintain themselves. Quails mate in April  and May. Each pair will produce two  broods of 10 or 12 birds each during  the summer and early fall. The Bridgeport men think that about GO per cent  of the voung will survive, so that in  the fall'there will be about 5,000 quail  to kill when the law is off.  How He Differs From a Plain, Ordinary Newspaper Man,   !  After a lecture before the journalistic  class at Cornwall university a sophomore  asked Eli Perkins when he became a  journalist.  "Never," said Eli, "but I do hope, after 20 years' more experience, to become  a newspaper man."        ��������� < "  "Well, what is the difference?" asked  the sophomore.  . "Just this, my son," said Eli. "A callow reporter calls himself a journalist.  As George Welshons says, 'in his first  tadpole stage, when his head is swelled,'  he is a journalist. If he finally shows  great brain and industry and escapes the  fool killer, he may become a reporter.  After years of study and toil, and when^  his brains are stuffed'with wisdom, wit"  and discretion enough to kill his own editorials and 'make up' a 1G page Sunday  edition, then I say he's a newspaper  man."  "Then'this is as high in the profession  as he can get?"  "Yes; he is now at the pinnacle. By  and by, when he gets lazy and stiff and  old and stupid, they reduce him to the  position of editor.  "An editor is a decayed newspaper  man with bunions on his brain, chilblains  on his heart, corns on his ears and warts  and dyspepsia on his liver. The business  of the editor is to sleep up town all day,  and at night he prowls around a newspaper office, and at midnight he takes a  blue.pencil and assassinates every bright  and readable idea that the smart reporters have brought in during the day.  "The editor is all epithet, while the reporter is all proof. The editor calls a  man a chicken thief and gets sued for  libel, while the reporter, kodak in hand,  interviews him while picking off the  feathers in his back yard, and the next  day the thief takes a whole advertisement to shut up the newspaper.  "No,", continued  Eli,  "1 hope  I  am a  newspaper  man,   and   I   dread   the  time  when I shall get old and stupid and have,  to kill my own bright things which made  the   people  glad,   sold   newspapers  and  made  Star.  Americans  know  me."���������St.  Louis  Outstripped It.  "As I recall things, you once had a future before you," said the old friend.  "Yes." replied the fate tossed man,  "but, you see, I lived so fast that I got  ahead of it."���������Chicago Post.  California redwood contains practically  no resin, but a large amount of water,  which makes the ������^een wood so exceedingly heavy that often the lower log of a  (aac will sink in water.  He Got All tllm Change.  "I never felt so cheap in all my life,"  said Short, "as 1 did one day in a department store. I bought a book for 99  cents, and while I was .waiting for it a  young woman whose good opinion I valued came up, and wc began to talk. The  book was wrapped up and handed to me  by the girl at the counter, and after a  short while the young woman asked:  " 'Are you waiting for your change?'  "I replied that I was, but in fact I  hadn't been thinking of it. I wanted to  talk to her and made that an excuse for  staying. After the usual long delay,  when it had passed entirely out of my  mind, the girl nt the book counter stepped up and said:  " 'Here's your change, sir.'  "And she held a bright, new cent in her  open hand so that the other girl saw it.  I felt a chill at once, and just because it  appeared to the young woman that I had  been waiting all that time for a cent I  got a reputation for close fii=toH������ess that  is still sticking to me."  Do Not  Pay Cash^*  PAY SCRIP FOR DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT-  A very large saving can be made.   We can  furnish the exact amount for any payment.  Write for particulars and price.  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, winnipeq i KLjvw-i.-i>i   ���������Ain't.  .  lwWis*.  u������w un**  ������.������.^������������\*������l������>a!/WA<-\#^fc,i<s.iai  h  B-  ')  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  CURTAfr,- RAISERS.  Rose Coghlan will head a vaudeville  company uext season.  Mrs. Ryley's "The Mysterious Mr. Bugle" is soon to be us?ed in Loudon.  Alice Neilseii is the ouly prima donna  who will iiead an opera company next  season.    ���������  Mabel Gillman goes to London to take  part    in  'The    Casino    Girl" ' at    the  Shaftesbury theater.  Vienna is to have an independent theater, the Probatorium, for unacted, plays  of unknown authors.  Reginald De Koven and Harry B.  Smith are busily engaged on the hew  comic opera for Jerome Sykes.  "Bastien and Bastienne," a light comic opera, composed by Mozart in 1708,'  when he was ]2 years old, will be produced at the Paris Opera Comique.  Sidney, Bracj', a young English singer  and comedian' of some note, will make  his first appearance���������in this country as  Yusouf in "The Rose of Persia", next  fall.- ','  *  Eleonora Duse is thinking again, of  founding a great classical theater in  Rome, an art theater in which "horrible  photographs of modern life" would not  be seen. ,  Miss Jessie IN/ackaye. the new comedienne of the De Wolf Hopper company, who has attracted so much attention, is a rr-lativo of the late Steele  Mackaye, actor and dramatist. '  It is said that Sarah Bernhardt in her  tour of America with Coquelin uext season will receive $1,000 for each performance and a. percentage of the. receipts  above a certain.-amount. In addition, all  Jher.expenses will be paid.  Adelaide. Thurston, who for the pnst  two seasons has been'playing Lady Babbie in "The Little .Minister," being the  'first to follow Maude Adams in that part,  has been- engaged for the role of Madge  Chiselhurst in "The Greatest Thing la  the World."  HEART PALPITATION  A qUilBEC LA.OY RELEASE!) FROM  GREAT SUFFERING.  Beware of   Ointments  for  Catarrh  . That Contain Mercury,  A3 mercury will surely destroy tho sense of  smell and completely'derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used ex-  'cept on prescriptions f i om refutable physicians,  - aa the damage they w.ll do is ten JoJd to fhe  good you can possibly derive from them. Hall's  Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney &  Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and i9  ta&en internally,actn g directly upon'ihe blood  and mucous suriacos ot the system. In buj ing  Hall's Catarrh Cure he ?ure you get the genuine.   It is taken iniernally, and made in Toledo,  ,   Ohio,.by. F. J. Cheney & Co.   Testimonials free.  4~" Sold by, Druggists, price 75c per bottle.  ���������Halls Family Pills are the best.'  THE  ROYAL  BOX.  The Prince of Wales has the right to  -decorate himself .with no fewer thaiToO  "foreign "orders.''  The Princess of Monaco, the smallest  kingdom in the world, .is the first Jewess  to sit on a European throne. She was a  Miss Heine and was first married to the  Duke of Richelieu.  - The young king of Spain always insists  on having his pockets filled with coppers  before going for a drive, and scatters the  coins among the many beggars that  crowd around his carriage.  Queen Victoria, in her" earlier years,  though perhaps not being, strictly speaking, a gourmet, was fond of good things  and plenty of them. But of late.she has  had to reduce both quality and quantity,  till she is almost on the verge of being a  vegetarian.  The children of the kaiser are all exceedingly fond of their mother. The story is related that when one of the young  princes was receiving religious instruction the clergyman told him that every  one sinned, that no one in the world was  sinless. "You are mistaken," cried the  little prince. "My mother has never  einneil."  She Had Tried Many Medicines Without  Avail, ljut Ultimately Found a Cure  Through tho U*e of J>i. AVilliams* Pink  Pills.  Few bodily afflictions are more ier-  rible than disease of th'e heart. Tb  live in constant dread and expectation  of death, sudden and with last farewells unspoken, is - l'or most people  more awfnl to contemplate than the  most serious lingering illness. The  slightest , excitement brings suffering  and danger to such people.  For several years Mis. Gravel, wife  of P. H. A. Gravel, foreman in Barry's  cigar factory St. John's suburb,, Que-  beo was,such a sufferer but thanks to  Dr. Williams' Piak Pills she is again  in the enjoyment of good health. .Mrs.  Gravel says :���������  "My general health was bad for several years, my appetite was poor, and I  was easily tired, but it was the frequent sharp pains and violent palpitation of my heart which caused me th'e  greatest alarm. I tried many medicines, and was treated by several doctors, but in vain! Finally I became so  poorly that I was not able to do any  household work, and was frequently  confined to my bed. At the suggestion  of one of my friends I decided to try  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. After taking a few boxes I began to gain new  strength and rigor. / The pains in my  heart were less frequent and less  severe.and in every, way my health was  improving. I continued using the pills  until I had taken eight boxes, when I  had completely recovered my health.  I have gained in flesh ; my appetite is  good, and I am able to do all my household work without feeling the awful  fatigue I was before subject to.- I am  very thankful to Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills, for they have truly released me  from much suffering, and I hope that  others may be induced to try this wonderful medicine."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of the disease. They  renew and build up ' the blood, and  strengthen the nerves, thus driving  disease from the system. Avoid  imitations by insisting that every box  you purchase is enclosed in a wrapper  L bearing ythe full< trade mark, Dr. Williams'Pink Pills for Pale People. If  your dealer does ��������� not., keep them they  will be sent postpaid at 50' cents a box,  or six boxes for $2.50 by addressing the  Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-  ville, Ont.  ,    .        Some Ink and n Shirt.  I once remember having a noted London doctor out at sea for a little amateur fishing. He would like to see a  loligo cuttle caught, he said. I warned  him of what was likely to happen when  gaffing was on, but be did not. care.  "Surely," he said, "I can dodge such  guesswork as this must be for so short  a time."  . I felt dubious as to the result, seeing  his white shirt was a prominent object  through his having sucb an open vest.  Finally a cuttle took tbe bait, and as 1  .drew it toward us the doctor lost all  thought of himself and bis adornments  in his admiration of the movements  and the beautiful eyes of the creature  when in an instant, as I gaffed it, the  whole, ink charge struck him in the  throat and sadly blackened b's white  habiliments.-  POULTRY POINTERS.  Sprinkle the nests with diluted carbolic acid. It will help to keep down  vermin.  foiling the milk that is fed to fowls  will increase its value and lessen the risk  of disease.  The pullet is so called for 12 months,  or until the year in which she was  hatched is closed.  The symmetry of the stock and the size  and color of the eggs can be influenced  largely by care in selection of the eggs for  hatching, using only' those which are  large, dark and from well formed hens.  Poultry is an important, branch of  farm stock, and no farm is well stocked  without a good variety of it. Ilave good  fowls if you have any, and keep a sufficient'number of them so that you can  give them proper attention.  There are three ways of improving  your fowls and the profit from them���������  by introducing new blood, by better care  and by better feeding. A combination  of.all is necessary if the best results are  obtained.  FAGGED OUT.���������None but thos? who  have become fagged out know what a depressed, miserable feeling, it is. All strength  is gone, and despondency has taken bold of  the sufferers. They feel as though there is  nothing to live for. There, however, is a  cure���������one box of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills  will do wonders in restoring health and  strength. Mandrake, and Dandelion are two  of the articles entering into the composition  of Parmelee's Pills.  A Wit Flash From Boston.  Hester���������I was with brother Fred last  evening, and I met several of the  youn.cj-.mon who are at 'the college. 1  calIpd**Frcd "brother" quite loud, so  that no one of, the young men would  think he was my beau.  Hettie���������The idea!   How absurd!  Hester hasn't yet got over wondering  whether Hettie mount it was absurd  that Fred should bo taken for her beat:  or that it.was absurd that sho should  have a beau at all.  Gentlemen,���������While driving down a  very steep hill last August my horse  stumbled and fell, cutting-himself fearfully about the head aud body. I used  ���������MINARD'S LINIMENT freely on him  and in a few days he was as well as  ever.       ���������   J. B. A. BEAUCHEMIN.  Sherbrooke. >  Mr. Thomas Ballard. Syracuse, N. Y.,  writes: "1 have been afflicted for nearly a  year with that most-to-be dreaded disease  dyspepsia/and at times worn out with pain  and want of sleep, and, after trying almost  everything recomniended, I tried one box of  Parmelee's "Vegetable Pills. I am now nearly  ���������well* and believe they will cure me. I would  not be witnout them for' any money.  Ten. rot'-l'iital.  About September, 1S33, ��������� snys the  London Daily IS:ca\s, D.'cky Tmiur,  (the converted weaver), when delivering one of his fervid,.si:o--'thes in  the Temperance J-loic-1, I'ro.stcn -(the  cockpit, where the Earls .oil Dcruy  formerly fought their cocks for threo  centuries), in i'av/or of the new pledge  declared, with emphasis, that "-nothing but the Tee-Toe Total pledge  would, do." Mr. Joseph Lii.voscy, upon hearing this, immediately cried  out, amid great cheering, "That  .shall be the name." The newly-coined Avord Avas taken up by the succeeding speakers, and Avas afterwords  used at all the meetings held in tho  vown ��������� and -/neighborhood* It was  soon adopted in every part of Lancashire, and was eventually accepted  as the 'true designation of total abstainers, not only in the United  Kingdom, but throughout the civilized world.  '  So Romantic.  "She is romantic. Every day she  goes out on her wheel expecting to  meet Avith some prince in disguise."  "And she has never met one?"  "No. The nearest she ever came to  it was to narrowly miss being run  OA'er by a coal wagon driver, who asked   if    he    eouldn't   call."  There never was, and ne\rer will   be, a  universal panacea, in one ienif dy, for all ills  to wh.ch flesh is heir���������the very nature pf  many curatives being such that were  the  germs of other and differently seated diseases rooted in the system of the patient���������  what.would relieve one ill in turn would aggravate, the   other.   We   have, however, in  Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,  unadulterated state, a remedy for many and  grievous ilis.   By its gradual and .judicious  use the frailest systems  are led into convalescence and fctreugth by the influence which  . Quinine exerts >..n nature's own restorat.ves.  lt'reiieves the drooi-ing spirits of those Avith  whom a chronic state of mornid despondency and lack of .i tere-.t m life is a disease,  and, by tranquihzing- the horve������ disposer to  bound  and  refreshing sleep���������imparls vigor  to the  nction of    the  blood, which,   being  stimulated, courses   throughout   the   vein-,  strengthening  ;ho hea thy animal functions  of  the  system,  thereby  making   activity a  necessary result, strengthening  the  frame,  and giving life to the digestive organs, which  naturally, demand increased- substance���������result, mproved appetite. !Northrcp& Lyman,  of Toronto  have  given  to the public  their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, ar d,  gauged   by the  opinion of  scientists,  this  wine approaches nearest perfection of any in  the market.   All drugyiots sell it.  A Story of Macauley.  Margaret Macaulay possessed the  deepest admiration for her brother,-  and in ISG-i prepared some memoranda of him .which was privately printed. A correspondent' of, The Manchester Guardian lately saAV.a copy of  this rare book, and gives the follow--  ing excerpt showing Macaulay's catlike ability to always fall on his  feet: 7'One day Tom said jokingly  that there wcru some things which  always inclined him-to believe in the  predominance of evil in the world  Such, ho said, as "bread always falling on the buttered side, and the  thing you want always being- the last  you come to. 'Now, I will take up  volume after volume of this Shakespeare to look for 'Hamlet.' You  will see that I shall come to it the  last of all.' The first volume he  took up opened on 'Hamlet.' Everj -  one laughed. 'What can be stronger  proof of Avhat I said?' he cried. "For  tho first time in my IJfe I wished that,  what I Avas looking for Avould come  up last, and for the first time in my  life it has  come up first.' "���������  So rapidly do,As lung irritation spread and  deepen, ihat often in a few weeks a simple  cough cu.minates in tubercular consumption. Give heed to a c aieh. there is always  danger in de ay, sjet a bo tie of B:ckle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup and cure yourself.  It is a-medicine unsurpassed for all throat  and lung troubles. It is compounded from  several herbs; each one of which stands at  the head of the list as exerting a Avonderful  influence in curing consumption and all  lung diseases.  l&  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  LoAvest prices ever quoted. Fine catalog*  60j illustrations mailed free. Write us for anything in Music or Musical Instruments.  im.   I..��������� -D������nn������ fir. r*n    Toronto,Ont.,and  Whaley Royce & CO.,        Winnipegl Man.  LADIfS  snot  DRESSING  MADE BY  PACKARD  IS UNRIVALED  FOR KEEPJW^  I ItC LEATHER 50FTAN0 PLIABLE  fOR MOTS SH0CJ TRY OUR COMBINATION^  SBOe ORtSSINC tACn PACKAGE CONTAINS 480111^  Or CLeANCR AND A  BOX  ������f PAMt  L H PACKARD & CO MOflflBL.  VERY IMPORTANT TRADE SALE  OF CLOTHING IN WINNIPEG.  BIG   STOCK  OF  TYPE  AND  MATERIAL  T  Do you -want Ink?  n  Do you want Type?    '/  Do you want Plates?  Do you want Stationery? '  Do you want a Ready Print?  Do you want to trade Presses?  Do you want to trade Paper-Cutters?  Do  you  want ANYTHING in  the  ' "way of Printing Material?  Correspond with, tlie  We have been instructed by  DONALD FRASER & CO.  to hold their semi axnuaIi sale of  CLOTHING TO TtfE TRADE  At their Warorooms. Princess St., Winnipeg, on Wednesday nnd Thursday,  Sept. 19th and ������Oth, when  $50,000.00  Worth'of New EEADY TO WEAR  CLOTHING all made for this FALL,  and WINTER TRADE and especially  for ��������� MANITOBA and the NORTHWEST is offered for'���������sale by Auction  and   by   CATALOGUE,   consisting   of  Men's Tweed and Worsted Suits in  FINE GOODS, Avell made and'all up  to date, Youth's, Boys' and Children's  Suits, Men's Tweed and Worsted Trousers, Boys' Knickers, Men's Vests,  odd Coats, etc., Melton' and Beaver  Overcoats, Silk and Satin linings,  Men's Ulsters in cFriese and Heavy  Tweeds, Boys' and Youths' Overcoats  and   Ulsters.  We. guarantee to offer and sell every line in  the .Catalogue.  Stock on view on Monday preceding  sale.  Catalogues' may be had from the  Auctioneers at Toronto and Montreal or from DONALD FRASER &  CO.,   WINNIPEG.  SUCKLING & CO., ''Trade Auctioneers, TORONTO, ' MONTREAL,  WINNIPEG.  Toronto Type  Foundry Co.  (LIMITED.)  Everything  for the Printer  NORTHWESTERN BRANCH,  175 Owen St., Winnipeg, Man.  -Miiiari's Liniment Cures' DipMlieria.  Her Prospects Good.  "Do you think he can support you In  good style after you are married, dear?  I hear he is worth nothing."  "I know Harold isn't rich, mamma,  but he has bis life insured for $20,000,  and I could get alonj: nnite comfortably on that."  HARD  TO   DISCOVER.  Hopeless Hope.  Wooer���������May 1 hope?  Wooed���������Yes. if you will promise ner-  %t to refer to tbe matter again.���������Har-  toxa Life.  I never have seen an.v sood manners,  .any real beauty, anything noble or  prood.. outside of plain, simple naturalness.���������Henry Norman.  As It Usually Reached  Him.'  "Paw, what is a 'bank statement?' "  "There  are   various  kinds.  Tommy.  The one I hear oftenest is this, 'Your  account is overdrawn.' "���������Chicago Tribune,  Just Reward.  A rural local says. "The farmers who  gave their cows sawdust disguised as  bran were rewarded with wooden  calves this spring."  SAFE, CERTAIN, PROMPT, ECONOMIC.���������These few adjectives apply with  peculiar force to Dr. Thomas' Eclectr c Oil���������  a standard external and internal remedy,  adapted to the relief and cure of coughs,  sore throit, hoarseness and all affections of  the breathing organs, kidney troubles, ex-  coriatkns, sores, lameness and physical  pain.  Where can we find���������  A ring that will fit the finger of fate?  A woman  to  mop the brow of the  mountains?  A ladder that will reach the top of  the morning?   ���������<     '���������  The .grindstone that will remove the  nick of time?  The whetstone that will  sharpen, a  dull appetite?  A frame for the mirror that is held  up to nature?  The correct measurement of the footprints of time?  The number of Inhabitants In the  matrimonial state?  Experience to ripen those people who  are green with envy?  Something   to   soothe  the   itch   for  fame and relieve some of the awful  strains of music?���������Philadelphia Bulle  *in.   I  A   "THCrANA  " RELIANCE  CIGAR  LA      lUdl/ANA,     FACTORY, Montreal  Forced to Economic Action.  "I've discovered how these health resorts work."  "How is it?"  "Well, when a man gets there and  finds what his bills are in a few weeks  be either dies or gets well enough to go  home."���������Chicago Record.  HOTEL BALMORAL,"f$j^?n������?$ug2.  Giving: Them the Slip.  An Impecunious man in Kansas City-  practically lives on bananas. When be  eats them, he throws the peels just  outside his office door. That's the way  he gives his creditors the slip.���������Kansas  Citr Star.    ,;   Minarft Liniient Cures Distemper.  a,The satisfaction In It.  Hicks���������You really don't mean that  Baldwin enjoys such hot weather as  this?  Wicks���������No���������that is, only so far as it  gives him an opportunity to find fault  witb it.���������Boston Transcript.  Minard's Liniment Cnres Colrls, Etc.  Douhtful.  "They say old Skinner has money to  burn."  "That's a mistake. If he had. he  would ha ve some hopes of-taking it  witb him when lie'dies."���������Philadelphia'  Bulletin. :  Minard's. Liniment Cures Garget in Cows.  W. N. U.   289.  Did vou over li������o Acetvlcnc. Ga.s?  THK- OXTAKTO      .  ACETYLENE   GAS   GENERATOR  Is the b--st, ihe only reliable. ;md the'most  durable generator in Canad 1. Works automatically; requires no attention while worluLg.  Tie North-West Acetylene Gas Company,  312Princess St., Winai, ig.iVIau. Agents Wanted  British Columbia Branch, Vancouver  THE NATIONAL LIFE  ASSURANCE CO. OF CANADA  Issues an Ideal  P.olicy.k    ,  Write to NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK  Mffrs. Manitoba aii'l N. XV. T.,  Winnipeg-, Man.  Or to ROJ1T. DICKSON, General'Agent,  Winnipeg, Man*  ^^^T*:.tS������ &G.AFO  r*'VT    ������������������-.*-.-!*:������      .;    A r ^17*4- r* <4,    Xf? '   \' ' 1.   "t \  Manufactured by THOS. LEE, "Winnipeg,  WESTERN CANADA  BUSINESS COLLEGE  Market   Street., Opp. City Hall,  Winnipeg, Man.  BEST SYSTEMS.   THOROUGH COURSES  Write for catalogue.  W. A. SIPPRELL, B. A., Principal.  Catholic Prayer ^&������^2S  ulars, Religious Pictures, Statuary, and Ohurch  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders receive prompt attention. ]), & J, SaflM&CO.,MQHtTeal  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  I Recommend  ���������  t  ���������  ���������  ���������  t  ���������  I BABY'S OWN SOAP I  ���������  ���������  to all mothers who want thoir babie3  to have pink, clean, clear, and  healthy skin.  Mado of tho finest materials.  No soap, wherever made, in bettor.  THE ALBERT TOILET, SOAP CO., MONTREAL  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  .    ALBERT TOILET SOAPS.  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Hted/ /7&Z4U414.  As CUl/u ef  <������������& Ze^A^&cJ? 4snsd, /writs'  /  ��������� /.  - - x 1   5  "-V tV I  "���������' (.-'.I  ^   A  ��������� ������������������A'A  t 1  M J. J.iM L ���������-������C_U44/ WSl  ^������_^^<:^*;.i--^:Wi^^  Jf ' yOii ,Wai}t  a  JACKEi   or CubTliMt:  at HAIrF PRICE    "  write to   THE WHITE H0U3E.  67 GOVERNMENT ST. - -   ���������      VICTORIA, B. C.  HENRY YOUNG & CO. are closing cut the  Department and are selling their Jackets and  Costumes regardless of cost.  t  $8, $1.0 and $12 Jackeis are going for $2.50  BEFORE     BUYIiNG,   YOUR  ,GUILTS JL2XJD j^2^I^CTJ2iTZa?ZOIsr  ���������     GET   OUR    PRiOES. ,    .  As we carry the largest stock in 3. C.,'and your .cheapest   freight   i?  from Victori.-i.    Repairs by first class workmen.  JOHN BARNSIxEY a .G(  115 GOVERNMENT ST.  VICTORIA, .BC.  "THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  ISSUED" EVERY WEDNESDAY. 7  Subscription, $2 a year, in advance.  Wi. X. Bnfcerson, iBbttov.  ��������� M3T Advertisers wlio want'their ad  changed, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Subscribers'  failing      to   receive     The  N<tW3 regularly will confer a favor by, noti-  ying   the   office.  Job Work Strictly C. p. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  WEDNESDAY, -NOV.  7th,- 1900.  Some people are said to have expressed extreme disapproval of Mr.  Wolley's remarks anent the filthy  habits of Chinese in   the   provin- e.  However, as most  people are fully  aware that their habits   are fifthy,  Capt. Wolley's statements   will   he  generally appreciated,   as  well  as  his outlines for  restricting undesirable   immigration.      "Make  them  live in all respects  as   whites   and  they will soon turn from  the country as'being too expensive-for them  to live' in."    His   proposal   too, to  direct the immigration to   Eastern  Canada so that  the   people   there  would experience the   evils of  the  coolie class,  was    heartily   appreciated.    If on the other hand, Chi-'  nese would adapt themselves to our  customs,   wagen     and   .manner   of  living, there   would   be   comparatively little cause for complaint, for  those Who thus adapted themselves  would be self reliant   and    progressive. (?)      The   News, some   time  ago, advocated the  encouragement  of white  children in   the   sale 7of  <fwild fruits, as against   the Chinese  gathering, in many cnseH   in .iiltliy  ���������pailfl and with suspicious!}'   prim}'  hands, and we were pleased to note  that many people thus  encouraged  our little white wage earners.   o   The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  are put up by Canadians. No  Chinese labor employed.  TELEGRAPHIC, ICRM'TIOF.  Germany and Great Britain have  formed an alliance to maintain the  territorial integrity of China and  kettp the ports oper..  The terms of this important  agreement of the two countries.  which was arrived at on October 16  between Lord Salisbury and Count  Von Hatsfeldt, German   ambassador to Great Britain, are  officially  | given out as follows:  The German government, a'nd  ,-Her-^-Majesty's government, b������in������  desirous to maintain their interest-  in, China and their right under exiting treaties, have agreed to observe ,the following principles regarding a. mutu.d policy in   China;  Firstly���������It is a matter of joint  permanent, internaiiunal' interest  thai, the ports on the rivers and  littoral of China should remain  free and open to trade and to every  other legitimate form of economic  activity f.,r the people of all Cnu..-.  tries without distinction, and' the  two governments agree oh their  pan. to uphold the same 7for7 all  Chinese territory as far as they can  exercise their influence.  Secondly-Bothgovernm.entswill  not on their part make . use of the  present complications to obtain fop  themselves any levr/nrial advantage in the Chinese dominion/ani  will direct tYAv policy' towards  maintaining undiminished the territorial condition of the . Chinese  empire.  Thirdly���������In care of another power  making use of the complications in  China in order to obtain under any  form whatever such territorial advantages, the two contracting parties reserve to themselves the right  to come to a preliminary under-  aianding regarding ;;tho eventual  step to ho taken for the protection  of their own interests in China,  Fourthly���������The two governments  will communicate this agreement to  tho other powers interested, especially Austria-Hungary, France,  Italy, Japan,Russia, and the United  States: and invite them to accept  ihe principles recorded in it.  Italy, Austria and .Japan assent.  The U. ������., France and Russia, accept 1st and 2nd but withold action  on 3rd.  Bargain between G. N. Railway  and Victoria City Council has been  ratified. Vancouver Island will  yet have direct rail connection  will) the continent.  % 3 m ape������ *P g&3 s^ sa jga && m% % ������fej  f  %   1    M-'   \f   H    ills ,\f' I S\J    Js  *���������       J.     $  nm  ^jy j&a.  m  W  V,'1*  s?^  4  From Grand Forks is now. rea/y for quick seliinr  quick selling means ��������� ready buying and that means Persuasive  Prices.  Our Store will open FRIDAY, at & o'clock a. m.,  when the largest Out Price Sale in Cumberland will begin.  Prices cut below all competition.  Our staff is working late and early opening up this Stock  and we will have extra help to serve you. Prices will be-'marked  n plain figure , regular price and sale price on red tickets.  Look for the RlD'TICKET.  rfe^H?   (r ...4  \  l������.i-  These Prices Lr CASH ONLY.  Millinery  Women's F-.-don wnPdny hnf-, assorted  color-;, up io dale Jusi from Grand  Forks and bougl)t for this season. Reg.  ular $r.5o ancl $2.00 hats.   Bankrupt price 50c  'Children's   flops will   be   found on  a  table in the millinery room at 50c.  i������nmij������imi������  Staples  ��������� >00 yds. Canton   Flannel, reg. 84c   Bankrupt  Price,   3c,  200 yards plain Croy  Flanntliette,  ivg^ H-|c Bankrupt price 3c  vjrey Flannel, r<-g. 20c    ���������. ...Bankrupt price  12 1-2c  b'an'cy Flannelette, dark color, reg.  16������c Our price  12 l-2c  .Shirthiu-girig., reg. 124c    ���������..'...���������....Our prhe81-?2c j  \vi Muslins, ieg. luic. .���������    7 .Barikmpt price  12  tOOL.ice Curtains, sample.-, worth.  50c Bankrupt sale price  25c  ���������Vhite  Sp-ed ,   10:.    price   $lo(-   Bankr-.pt   p::c������ $i.OC  o  wJWWBBHWT^WiaJTIltMUW  ������F...W(������..tf *J ��������� ������  MmwWHnmWM.  Dress Goods*  15 Pieces   Divss    Goods,    assorted  kinds and colors, r^g.  '25c    .'^Bankrupt prii-e 15c  20 Pieces Dress Co^ds, reg 36:,., 50c ,'  md 75c. .Bankrupt sale price 25  ���������lee those black dre.-* go^-ds   at. 25c  10 P eces heavy 52 in- h pirle finish  c!>ths, excellent for full and-winter  r -rj\ 75c. and  $1.00 ���������...-....  \ .Bankrupt pri������-o* 60c: an;i 85c  B i'fy's  white coating, reg. $4 50   Bankrupt   price $3 25  B.bv's  white coat:n.<������, 1 eg.   1.75.  . " Sale Price $1.25  15   pieces   Dress   Goods,   a sorted  cd.-rs, Vahey&Kerman's, price85c  .. .Our price 50j  Green Ooiduroy Velveteen for  waists Bankrupt price 50c  ' VVc have j i:-,t to Lan 1 a splendid n.c-  ���������<crfiricnt of those N:.y, F.iwiit ai d  H'ack Ci pes" which are so fashionable.  These arc all marked in  plain figures.  km KirrcMxj^xnn.i 1  ��������� fy**'Vtv"f3������m-������".*. v������"f"i *n~i,t,i*0.'<^  Women's ^'atprproofs  Regular price, $8   ��������� ��������������������������� Baukrujit ])rice'po  Silks  Now is the. time to indulge in the  pleasure of having-a pretty silk ������vaistfor  little money. ""  .   100 yards striped silks, assorted colors,  regular, 50c per yard.   1. Bankrupt  price 25c  .   Shot taffete silks, assorted colors,   75c.  Silk remnants,at half price.  Look for the Red Tickets. " ''  MuaxnvwtMt* xw-nawa  Hosiery and���������Gloves -        c  ��������� Women's Cashmere  hose,   reg. 35c  a  pair '. ;...NOW* 25c  Women's lined   gloves, v\ith   fur   cuff  reg-. price Si.25. ' . '        .       s   Bank.- npt price 75c  k'tkll IfWVHi^i   ^  n>mttiW.Tmwf������t>i>vxmAVjififa  Women's Coal's  If thi re is ain,t,ii,->i' more (ban anothei  in w'lich this-sul." vi i surp.'ise you, it is  ln Women's Coals. - ��������� j  We opened up   to-day   a   number  of j  nc-u styles in  J;k ke. .-che-n> ar  $7 ori jo   '  Bank-upf   price --S   $-1.50 and $5  ��������� !-���������������! 1���������11   ;iw ii-i.MiniTw.nTWmwi.nm "-fT������t|?tilllir IMI  II HIHH   III Til )���������<��������� I II T/  Rargains in Wonu n's   Underwear just  to han>'-  Look for the  Red Ticketo.  erj������.������������������te\rti^*������������r������������i������������*������i*^ ���������-  Women's Tailor-made   Suits,  regular price $9.50    Bankrupt price $6  Women's tailor-made suits, reg. $14  Umbrellas for mem. women, and  Bank npt price  $9.50 ' children from 50c. up  Gents' Furnishingi-  Men's   fleece   lined    underwear    with  wool fleece, reg. Si ;. piece, ali sizes.  . . .Bankrupt price $1.95 per suit  Men's Ties, reg. 50c and 75c.   Sa 'e Price   25c  Look for the  Red Tickets.  Boy  '- Suits  At Bankrupt Sale   Prices-  S������S������������3KUTn=nJXaKI7XT^Ci^K7tKSSWdUMKaurMQOW  GOMOX   O.ISTRICT,  A COURT OF REVISION and appeal  under the Assessment Act, will be held  at Cumberland, in the Court House on  NOVEMBER ;TH-E 21 st, 1900, at  three, o'clock in the afternoon.  JOHNiBAIRD,  Assessor.  Cumberland, 51I1 Nav. igoo.  OoIiiinMa Flouring  o  Mills Company.  ENDERBY,   B. C.  IT  TTTTTffn M) TAW  ftilMliiMiSjio-io*  lfll#^������  @ ^4 ������  .iiiii&i  AU VANCOUVER   PRICES AT THE  l/l  cis  w V  !l  ������  ������i?'     as  -^Srfi^^SSUSa-rr...-  in  T  .11  (LIMITED.)  '0,  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C.  ���������to  AND    /y|   GOOD    AS    FRESH.  i 20 pairs of overalls, the genuine Levi  Strauss, every pair guaranteed. From the  woolen mills, a bale white blankets, 7, 8 and  10 lbs, pure wool, from $4.50 per pair, 100  100 dozen men's winter socks, splendid val-  M en's. Hip and short gum boots and a full  line of rubber goods at���������  N  - .'������'!  41  1 d  I-LER    8c    PARTRIDGE


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