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 EIGHTH YEAR.  , CUMBERLAND,  ,B. C. - WEDNESDAY,   -NOV.  14,   tc,oo.  <J%;  _Ghol!es  'enoti:  ���������9  ������.-4*.  I  I    '      * HARD ^ARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,     $  AM -TARMING. AND .DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS   ft  61 YATE3 STREET,    VICTORIA,. B. C.  i  i  "A  OF ALL KINDS.  I  I  |*' .?A'.nmis'foi McCormick Harvesting'Macl.inei-y...  * '    Write for prices and particulars'. ' P. O.J)ra������cr 0H8. ,(v,.  .^������5?W/^sw53Ssas ->^^>^^;^^ ***$*  a Little "TaiK en Uiniiig Room FarnisMag.  SIDEBOARDS,  EXTENSION TABLES,  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,  COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  VICTORIA, B.    C.  ���������Jjggi_*>!^*='5qfc^  IF  11 if if ti  TOO   MUCH  t  TOO   MUCH    ft  Sag  Underwear,  -ill.  Iff  L������__*!  TOO   MANY  TOO -.MANY  ^siies  TJ-MI03ST BAY.  A party was given by the ladies  of the beach on We Inesday" night  at Supt. McLaughlin's. There was  a great number present and every  one had a real good time.  Mrs. Manson , has gone to Nanaimo to visit her" mother who is  very ill. '  Mr. T. Beveridge has gone to  Vancouver.     ,    ���������-  Ship America sailed for San  Francisco with a cargo of coal  Sunday night.  Bark Undaunted arrived, from  San Francisco in tow of tug Pioneer, for coal.  , Str.   Robert   Kerr- is    exacted  Monday for a cargo of coal.  Mr.-Beveridge came back  on the  Transfer Wednesday.  Str. Aberdeen   was   in  for  part  cargo of coal.for Juneau .  Mr. J Mines Miller,' the veteran  logger,- is closing down his camp for  the winter.  -'  Mr. Howe's steam launch sunk  'at her moo,:innb Wednesd -.y night.  ,.' Wellington is here loading coal  and coke  for San Francisco.  gladsome glide.    Toe  ladies   were |  dressed in the becoming s:yle  that j  our Cumberland belles know so well !  how to adopt.    The   lodge  oiiicers '  were kind, attentive,   coiteous, and  n '-thing was  forgotten   or   omitted  to make the dance a pleasure. Supper was   served   at   the   Vondome  sind this,   too,   was - gotten  Up in  mine hostess Robertson's best style.  Messrs. Roy, violin,  and C.   Valor,  piano,   furnished   music' in ' their  inimitable  style   for   the   dancers  and it was late in tbe morning   before the happv   pa:t:cip:uits   could  t?ar themselves away.   The   News  acknowledges    with    thanks   the  rec-3ii!t   of  a   comp.  ticket    Such  l-:ttle kindnesses  make   life  worth  l'.ving.  9   *   * ,  ��������� That was a very graceful' full  Mickey took, but of conr.-.e his partner had nothing to do with it. Oh!  certainly not!  If Charlie hadn't ,been ��������� studying  his partner's eyes so closely, he  wou'd not have slipped.  0 They say that Sammy has joined  the iron or Steele' trust since'.the  dance.  A PURE GRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR POWDER  ���������W f*W 3 pV. Y%r&{  Jr<c#w  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  A-roid Baking Powderi containing  alum.   Tlioy aro Injurious to health  LOCAL ITEMS.  --o-  TO    THE   DEAS1.  A rich lady cnwl' of her Deafness-'and Nos.-es? in div Head by  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear  Diums, gave $10,000 to - his Institute," do that deaf people unable to  ,pr icuro'the E r Drums may have  them free'. * .Ad.Ires' " No. 1*517.  TheV Ni'.-holt-on ��������� Institute, -780,  Eighth -Avei,ud, No-.-? York,   U.S.A.  Tsssirr  T   AMD     THUSaiS-ff   IHT  CUIVTSS^LAK'D :  TOO   MANY  Ten per cent Spot  Cash   Discount.  J.  MOORE.  L:o-t Wednesday evening, as Mr.  T. D. McLean was wo-king   in   His  watchmaking establishment, a Jap  came in, and after examining   and  pricing sundry   anicl������3,  managed  to convey   a   small   clock   to  his  pocket-.       Mr.    McLem      quickly  missed the article and coming from  behind the counter, tried   to   keep  the fellow from going out  until -an  officer could  be   summoned.     Trie  Jap at once caught him and   threw  him down with such    violence that  he was partially stunned, and   Mr  McLean   thinks,   intended    d ing  him greater injury and  rifting the  shop, but that he  waa -fortunately  noticed by a passer by who entered  and caused the miscreant - to   bolt.  The new comer  promptly pursued  and ci,ugbt him, lvild^rrh:nr until,  the arrival of   p lieu   oificur Banks  who with   some   diifieulty   placed  the darbies, ar.d-thcn marched him  off to the gaol.    Mr. McLean being  much crippteel and almost helpless,  mi^ht easilv   have   been  seriously  ������ *���������  injured but for the timely arrival  -of help. The Jap was tried and give 1  _ moriths and $25 by Magis rate  ���������Alu-m*. He ought to have had  'two years if it was possible to have  imposed that length of time.   ���������a���������������������������  The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  :ire   put    up   by.  Canadians.    No  'Chinese labor employed. .   o   ��������� GUY -FAWEjSS'   NIGHT DANCE.  The best dress good* in the Prov  ihee at 25-cts. a yard,  consisting of  double fold plaids   and   tweeds, at  Stevenson & Co.'s bankrupt sale.  The co' cert last Tuesday, gotten  uobv the Ladies'  Guild of  Trinity  Church, assised    by   the   Rev. Mr.  Gray, in Pilot's  Hall, was .highly  successful.    The.  pricip.il   features  were- tho performance   of   Gwylhm  Crowes''"Sue Saw" by, a .number of j  little girls and the'farce, "My Turn  Ncxt,"by_ Mrs, Collis,    the   Misses  Abrams and Willemar and   Messrs.  G. Bate,  Bcrl    Moore,    Dr.   Bailey  and Geo. Smith. Apio. girl.-; in ''See  Saw" were mor-t tastefully  dressed,  the dresses bang made by mom hers  of the Guild.    Largely   a matter of  posing, much fivourable  comment  was ciici'ed 1 y the rythmic   movements, mad-;.per������ectly in   time, by  ��������� he young performers.    Their singing, coo, was very good    and   most  pleading.    The success of this part  of   the   programme   reflects  great  credit'on Mr. Gray who drilled the  little ones.     The   farce was   excellently   done   and   kept   the  large  audience in iits   of   laughter   from  start to finish.    Mr. Gus Bite  who  kindly assisted, is an actor   of rare  ability, but every part.waswell sustained indeed.    Songs by the  R*v.  Mr. Gray, Mr. Taylor and Mr. and  Mrs. G. Bato filled the programme.  Mf. C. Vater's piano  selections between the acts wore   much 'appreciated   and   Mr    ' Vator   has   the  th:������nk-i of 1 he Guild, for  his   kindness.    To judge by U'eirc-wnents,  the audienc/-! were highly   pbaFe ;.  The function wa& successful pecuniarily.  Ask to see those lace curtain.  samples for 25cts. each at Stevenson' & Co.'s  ' Mr. Baird, of Glasgow,is here on.  a visit to his brother, Mr. 'J.: Baird,  the Government Agent.  If you don't like Blue Ribbon ex-  tracts it is because you've never  tried them. A    ', " ,  Mr. R. Grant was wired   .Saturday that   his   brother, Alex.,   was" .  very ill in   Nanaimo, <��������� and . he  at  once  leit   to   visit   him.    Mr.   A:: .  Grant has long been troubled- with  . some complaint of the-stomach and '  has suddenly grown   much   worse.  Do you want a . carpet for that.  ��������� r'/om? "If so step around to Stey-.'  enson & Co. and m>������ke. your''selection b������fi>re-the oneynu would- like:  is gone. You don't get the chance'  of bankrupt prices every day. r   .  .Poor George Beckensell, who was-'  sn well known here, having workedi  u   t  in Mr..Leiser's butcher shop some'  years ago, died last' Saturday of  consumption, at the home of his  parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Beckensell, of Comox. The funeral took  place on Sunday from the house-to  the Episcopal cemetery at Sand-  wlck. Our sympathy is tendered  the bereaved parents  Stevonson & Co.'s fleece lin. d  u-iderwear for men is a wonder at  the price.  Messrs. M. W. Waitt & Co.,  through their local agent, Mr.  Scgravp, have placed in the Cumberland Hall a new Heintzman  niano which has been rented by  the Minstrel Club here for their  practices and which will be used on  the evening of their entertainment  which is to come off in the. course  of two or three- weeks. Mr.Segrave  is aLo agent here for the Singer  Sowing Machine.  Genuine ex������r:i."t of vanilla is soft  nnd mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of vanilla  on 'the market.  A. ver   p'ensant event-took plane-  All  must   be   Reduced.  C,  Thu- L. O, L. of Cumberhind gave  a   most   enjoyable   dance   on   tho  night oi   the   5th   in   Cumberland  Hall.    At   least   50   couple    glid |  .oV.rthejiolM.ed   floor   with   easy  I  Stevenson & Co.'s bankrupt sale  is making things lively about that  corner. ' Judging from the large  number of 'customers leaving tins  store well loaded with bundles.  People appreciate the good values  offered by that enterprising firm.  At the  regular' meeting   of the  Hospital Board held  on   Saturday  evening   Mr.   Tav1*U   mo<  Mr. Bennett ^eonded   that   a   vote  at the   Ou;  ���������'and    Hotel   a   fe*v  of thanks bo tendered Mr. Mounce  for his services in the Legislature  on behalf of the Hospital.    Came*.  'niuh't-P ago, who:. Mr. .T. Bruce entertained a few of his many gentlemen frieds to a little-dinner p--r(y.  After do:ng ample justice to the  fine'repast," the health of the bo<t  and other toasts were drunk while  son*?, inches, otc, enlivened the  proceedings til' t.he merry party  broke up, all voting Jack a "jolly  (r-,r.rl f-llnw." "> '^ wenu W:,s gotten  uv, under the able supervision of  M'rs Pike-, and that fact alone is  enough to guarantee that it was a  oood one.    Notdiess to   say  every-  ���������- ���������-��������� .'������|  A,      .'"-"���������'f.  SI  I ��������� m^'v/'.iAi,; pi-^fcy   -f/^fff^..-^y-,-v*r-^K.'i.1-l^;^/rf'> *<-���������������������������������,,.r,)-^;!^-.^^^^-^ .-^  1..-.) ���������_. ,'tt^, "f *?!*���������**��������� f.*?.ir*p������*<*r\'ll\,!t4!1. ,������*,*���������?���������*$( ^^r^r.'^.V.f^^^-^-fVt^^ T/^n^^.Yy^S^a-^^J^aiJtf-^tj    >-,!  WOMAN'S  VOCATION.  With woman's -nimble fingers  Awake life's 'beauty everywhere;  Things Email and unregarded  Beneath thy touch -shall change to itlr.  With woman's tender insight  Unspoken sorrow understand;  The watcher's aching forehead  Shall yield unto thy cooling hand.  With woman's -ndble purity,  Be as the snow white lilies .are,  Their glowing heart shall beckon  And be the -wanderer's guiding star.  i   ' With woman's strength eternal,  Thy life, for others freely given.  Shall shine afar, translucent,  Clear as the crystal gate of heaven.  ���������Carmen Sylva in Xorth American Review.  | MAROONED ON      ?  * AN ISLAND, t  BY Iff. QTJAD. ������  Copyright, 1900, by C. B. Lewis.       ^  If you had a chart before you, you  would see, that. Wakes Island is a bit  of a dot in the Pacific ocean, lying a  little south of the regular sailing route  between    Honolulu    and   Yokohama.  ���������Nowr and then it is sighted by steamer  or''sailing- vessel making the passage,  but the great majority pass it by 200  miles to the north.    The traders call  there occasionally  for  water  or  fuel,  but as there are no inhabitants there  can be no trade.    It is an island three  ,    miles long by one and a half broad,  and it was thrown'to the surface by an  ��������� earthquake.     There   is   but  one   spot  where a landing can be made even in  the calmest weather, as its shores are  ,   rocky and rise to a height of from 30  to   100, feet.     Much  of  the   island  is  wooded, and bowlders l'lie about everywhere, and it is probably one of the  loneliest  spots  in  the  universe. '  For  some reason which no one can explain  no birds are ever found there,  nor is  there any animal life.    The only living  things are land crabs, and they are of  such size and fierceness that traders  have had to flee before them.  In the year 1SG1 the bark  Restless  sailed out of San Francisco on a voyage to Japan and China.'   She had just  ' been purchased' by a man named Robert Westall, who was little'known, but  had suddenly made a lot of money, and  1he  cargo  was  also   mostly - his.     He  went with his ship, and a,fate befell  - him which .reads stranger than fiction  of the sea.   He was a landsman, knowing nothing of ships and sailors, and it  transpired that the captain he selected  was a thoroughly bad man, while the  mate wras little better.    It was probably the captain's idea from the outset  to get possession of the ship, but West-  all's suspicions were not aroused until  after they had called at Honolulu and  resumed  the voyage.    Then  he  overheard   observations   among ' tho   crew  ���������which  alarmed  him,  and he wont to  the captain with  his statements.    He  was told without any beating around  the bush that the bark was to change  hands.    He was  to be marooned on  Wakes island, and she was to pursue  her voyage as captain and crew decided.    It was one man against 15,  and  of  course  he  was   helpless.    Neither  threats nor promises had the slightest  effect, and when  he stormed  he  was  cautioned  to  hold  his  temper,  or  he  would be set afloat in a small boat to  perish of thirst and starvation.    When  the island was finally reached, West-  all was ordered into a boat to be rowed  ashore.   Not a pound of provisions or  an extra article of clothing was to go  with him.    He was not even to have  the means of kindling a fire.   Rendered  desperate by the situation, he made a  fight  for  it,   but   wras   soon   knocked  senseless by the blow of a capstan bar,  and while in that condition was rowed  ashore and dumped on the beach. W^hen  he recovered consciousness, the Restless was sailing away and was already  miles distant.  Jules Verne has told how a sailor  cast away on a desert island almost  naked managed to live almost luxuriously and provide for his every want.  The difference between imagination  and reality wras exemplified iu West-,  nil's case. He tried for days and days  to produce fire by rubbing dry sticks  together, but he never succeeded. He  constructed a hut in the woods, but his  food consisted of shellfish, roots and  wild fruits, and there was no way to  replace his clothing. He soon found  fresh water, and he also made the discovery that the spot seemed accursed  of all living things except the land  crabs. "As a rule these loathsome creatures did not bother him during day-  that he had forgotten his own name.  It was two hours before it came to  him, and then, fearful that it might  go out of his mind for good, he carved  his initials on the bark of a tree with  a sharp stone. After making the circuit of the island three or four times  he settled down near the landing place,  and every day for weeks and months  and years he hoped that some trader  would put in or some ship send.in her  boat. Traders did call on three or four  occasions, but he missed them. Once  he was asleep iu the tree top: again  he was ill. On a third occasion the  crabs were out in such numbers that  the trader grew afraid and put off as  soon as he had touched.  You will wonder how a man could  have lived for a month as Westall lived  for   three   years.     For   eight   months  there was a species of wild fruit something like a plun������     Now and then a  fish was left by the tide for him to capture,   but   he   had   to   eat  them   raw.  There  were oysters and' mussels and  limpets clinging to the rocks, but after  awhile  he could hardly  force himself  to swallow them.    In six months his  hoots were gone and his clothing was in  tatters, and as the days dragged away  the man had it on his mind that his  memory   was   failing   him'.     When   a  year had gone by, he could no longer  recall his identity.   The initials on the  tree stood for a dozen different names  to him.    Six months later he was little  better than a wild beast.    During his  second year, had he thought to erect  some   sort  of   signal   at   the   landing  place���������some   such   signal   as   a  sailor  would have made���������he would probably  have  been  rescued,  as  two  or  three  traders came in for water, but he did  not1 even heap up stones or set up a  bush to attract attention.    He had existed  on   the  island   three  years and  two weeks when "the American whaling ship  Jonathan  touched  there  for  water.    I  was  in  the  boat first sent  ashore, and while waiting for the water casks to arrive I followed a path  up.into the woods and discovered West-  all asleep on his platform.    I believed  him at first to lie some monster gorilla.  The  weather  bad  turned  him  almost-  black, <his .hair was long and  matted,  and he was without clothing.    As he  came tumbling down I ran away and  gave the alarm.    That frightened .him,  and seven men of u^ spent half a day  in his capture.    He fought us with the  greatest ferocity, and, for a long lime  we could not make'out his nationality.  Ho chattered a queer jargon or sulked,  and we had put in at a Japanese port  before we could keep clothing on him.  I was one of the apprentice boys on  the  ship.   aud.   as  the  wild   man   had  taken a great liking to me and I seemed to be the only one who could control  him, the American consul advised that  I he left behind with the man while the  ship   made   a   three   months'   circuit.  Quarters were provided for us. and I  was instructed how to go to work in an  effort to restore the poor fellow's memory.     By   this   time   he .had   let   fall  enough to satisfy us that he was either  English   or  American.     We   had   also  connected him in a way with the missing ship  Restless.    She  had  been  reported as leaving Honolulu,  but that  was the last of her.    I put iip a blackboard   and   turned    schoolmaster.      I  chalked down the letters of the alpha-  rolled out. . Captain Noble Robinson  was tenant on the farm last year. Mrs.  Robinson raised turkeys, using china  eggs in their nests. She says that 14  months ago she missed the nest egg  from a nest near the ice pond. She  supposed a boy who had the range of  the meadow had taken it. When the  egg from the snake was showrn to Mrs.  Robinson, she identified it as one she  had ' lost by a certain incised mark  upon it. The snake had carried the  china egg 14 months In his vermiform  appendix, apparently without appendicitis. But he must have thought very  hard of it and that it was very singular  that it could not be digested.  ,  THE STING  OF A  BEE.  ConntricH Thnt Teach Gardening.  School gardens were established in  Belgium many years ago. and it is said  that to them is due the prosperity of  the rural population, the larger portion  being engaged in truck gardening. After the introduction of agriculture into  the public schools of France, by a law  passed in 1885 school gardens increased in that country. Annual appropriations have been devoted to an extension of the system in Switzerland since  issn.  DecefWnl Man.   '  Two men were, standing together in a  postofrice. , Oue of them happened to  notice that a postcard held in the fingers of the, other was addressed to the  holder. ���������  "Why, what does this mean?" he  asked. "Do, you address letters to  yourself?*' '  "In this case, yes," was the answer.  "That's funny."  "Well, not so very. See the other,  side."  He held It up. and the other side  read: "Brother Blank���������There will be  a meeting of the, I. O. O. S. B.. No.  387, at the hall tonight to transact  special business. Members not present  will be fined $10.   J. B., secretary."  "les, but I dou't exactly catch on,"  protested the in^cent.  "Oh, you don't V Well, I got the  cards printed myself. The society- is>  all a mj'th. When 1 want to go out of  an evening, I direct one of these cards  to my house. I reach home, and my  wife hands it to me with a sigh. I  offer to stay home and stand the fine  of 2 guineas, but of course she won't  allowr that. That's all, my friend, ex-;  cept that v the1 scheme is worked by  hundreds of others, and the poor, deluded wives haven't tumbled to it  yet."  SHOE PINCHES.  It  la   a   Carious   Little   Weapon   and  Wonderfully Constructed.  The sting of the bee is a weapon only  too well known. There are lew of us.  probably who have not at some or  other felt the effect of a sting from a  bee or wasp. The bee is not generally  so easily excited to sting as the wasp  unless it is much provoked or has a decided prejudice against ,some particular  person, which is occasionally the case,  but when it does it is usually with the  sacrifice of its own life, as it generally  leaves its weapon in the wound, with the  little sack of poison attached to I ti We  need not wonder, that it is diilicult to be  withdrawn when we read the account  of the shape of the-sting of the bee.  The sting of the bee is not, as it might  appear to the naked eye, a mere lance  or a bayonet. It is in truth something  much more formidable, rather resembling  those ' frightful engines of destruction  , which the common consent of civilized  nations has excluded from the practice  of modern warfare. In a word, the little  instrument known as "the sting" is  found when magnified to' be the sheath  in which the true sting lies concealed, although the whole enters the wound when  the attack is made. The piercing apparatus itself is, however, double, being composed of two long darts, which are placed side' by side, so as to form a lance,  and, .being furnished by suitable muscles,  they are forcibly protruded from the  sheath when required for attack or defense.  If we employ a tolerably high microscopic power $o examine the points of  these darts, we shall find them to be  barbed, each piercer being furnished on  one side ,with eight, teeth, and as- they  are so placed when in use that the  smooth edges ��������� are in juxtaposition you  will perceive that they then constitute a  single formidable barbed,, spear similar  to one of those primitive weapons of warfare employed by the savage inhabitants  of various countries that you will uo  doubt often have met in museums or collections of ethnological curiosities.  You will now perceive what a formidable weapon the.sting must be when directed by the bee against an insect of its  own size, and after examining its barbed  points, you. will easily understand, too.  how it happens<��������� that when, the .little  belligerent manages to penetrate your  own skin it should be compelled to leave  its sting behind.  PERSONALITIES.  THE TIP OF THE TONGUE.  light, but as soon as the sun went  down they swarmed over the whole  island. They were gigantic in size,  and his only way of escaping them  was to climb a tree. He built a platform among the limbs ten feet from  the earth, and every night during his  long stay he resorted to it. About once  a month, generally at midday, the  crabs would swarm by the million and  hold possession of the island for two  cr three hours. At such times the  noise made by their claws as they  passed over rock and soil was almost  deafening and gave him a great scare.  While the man speedily recovered from  the blow on the head given him on  shipboard, his lonely situation soon  began to tell on his mind. One day,  at the end of three months, he found  bet, made figures, drew pictures and  tried to start his memory to work. For  a month I had no luck. The man's  mind was as blank as night. He tried  hard enough, and he used to break  down and weep almost daily, but' he  could not get hold of the end- of the  string. I had about given up all hope  when one day as I was going through  the usual performance memory came  back to him ���������like a flash. He suddenly  uttered a shout and sprang to his feet,  and as I turned on him it was to find a  newr look on his face and to hear him  shout: ;  "It has come! It has come! My  name is Robert Westall, and I can remember everything!"  So it turned out. but the shock of recovery;.'brought about an illness that  confined him to his bed for weeks.  When he could relate his story, the  consul went to work to find out. what  had become of the Restless. Inquiries  were made at all the ports of China  and.Japan, but no news was obtained.  The search was still being prosecuted  when a sandalwood trader from one of  tho Philippines brought the consul  some wreckage picked up three years  agone which proved that the bark had  gone to the bottom in a gale encountered soon after sailing away from  Wakes island. To this day there have  been no tidings to alter this belief.  The wretches who so coolly and deliberately planned the death of the  shipowner by starvation did not live  beyond a few days to enjoy their triumph. The three years spent on the  island made an old man of Westall before his time, and he never was clear  headed again, but he lived for 15 years  after and managed to get together  quite a little property and to spend his  last years in peace.  Never wear a shoe that pinches the  heel.  Never wear a shoe or boot tight anywhere.  Never come from high heels to low  heels at one jump.  Never wear a shoe that presses up  into the hollow of the foot.  Never wear a shoe or boot so large in  the heel that the foot is not kept in  place.  Never wear a shoe or boot that has  depressions in any part of the sole to  drop any joint below the level plane.  Never wear a shoe with a sole narrower than the outline of tho foot  traced with a pe������cil close under the  rounding edge.  Never wear one pair of shoes all the  time ������nless obliged to do so. Two pairs  of boots worn a day at a time alternately last longer and are much morr  healthful.  A Good  Snake Story.  The latest authentic snake story is  from North Glenwood Farm, near  Easton, one of the country places in  Talbot county, Md. The other day a  big black snake was seen emerging  from an ice pond. It was killed. A  protuberance was noticed about the  middle. The snake was chopped in  twro, and a porcelain turkey nest egg  Sparing: of Her Remedy.  There is at least one woman in Kenwood who believes thoroughly in the  efficiency of prayer. About a year ago  her husband engaged in a business  venture that looked rather uncertain,  But his wife had strong faith that it  would turn out well.  "Go ahead, John," she said, "and let  us put our trust in the Lord. I pray  every night that we may.have no reason to regret the risk we are taking."  ' The affair seemed, to turn out pretty  well right from the start. Handsome  dividends were paid all through the  summer and during the winter, and  great joy was in the home of this, man  and the sharer of his fortunes.  But there came a turn about a month  ago. The business ceased to pay, and  since then the losses have been increasing every day. Nothing was said about  it at the firer������'de around which so much  happiness had centered during the last  year until tbe other day, when it was  suggested by the worried husband that  it would be well to cut dowui expenses.  Questions followed, as a matter of  course, and then it had to be confessed  that the business was not going well.  "Dear me!" exclaimed the distressed  woman when' all the truth had been revealed to her. "I must begin praying  again tonight!" ��������� Chicago Times-Herald.  A Useful Trait.  "I suppose you would like your new  clergyman to be a man of force?"  "Oh, yes; he would have to-.be a man of  force to collect his salary."���������Cleveland  Record.        ^^^^  Alas, Poor Johnf  "Er���������a���������shall I include the word 'obey*  in the service?" inquired the minister.  "Do as you please about that," replied  the bride who had but recently removed  her widow's weeds. "John and I have  reached a private understanding on that  point."���������Philadelphia North American.  it la tbe Most Sensitive  Pnrt  of  tho  II ii mine Body.        '  The tip of the tongue possesses the  most perfect sense of touch. The finest,  1-air is felt upon its surface, and even  when fingers fail to ascertain the qualities of certain bodies, contact with the  to:-gue immediately'recognizes them. The  relativel'sensibility of various parts of the  body is best measured by means' of a pair  of compasses, tlie points of which are  tipped with cork.  The tip of the tongue can distinguish  two distinct impressions when the compass points are only half a line, or the  twelfth of an inch, apart, the tip of the  finger when they are one line apart.  Other spots vary still more widely; this  distance at the lips is two lines: the tip  of the nose, three lines; the cheek, five  lines: palm of, lhe"hand, five linos; forehead, ten lines; back of the hand, 14  lines: chest, 20 lines: back and thigh. 30  lines!  If, however, this experiment is repeated with a pair of compasses capable by  slight pressure of pricking, it will be  found that there is no corresponding difference between the parts in their sensibility to pain. On the contrary, in places  where' the sense of touch is most keen,  the sense of pain is in the first instance  at least 'deadened, aud the parts most  callous in discriminating the double  touching points are by no means the least  alive to the sensation excited by their  pressure.  The tip of the tongue has 50 times the  tactile discrimination of the arm. but the  arm is more sensitive to a sharp point  applied with moderate pressure to the  ���������skin than either the tongue or the finger  and is at least as aiive to the presence  "of a very'light body, a hair or-feather,  drawn along the surface.  Curiously enough, the right hand,  which is more sensitive to touch than  the left, is less sensitive to temperature.  If the two hands are dipped in two  basins of water at the same temperature,  the left hand will f<">l tbp drearest sensa-  tiou of heat. .  , Oberlin college has conferred the degree of LL. D. on S. B. Capen, the president of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions.  Moses D.1 Gotlief of New York, who  was formerly a bandmaster in the Russian army, proposes to raise a regiment-  for the national guard of his state composed entirely, of Hebrews.  Count von Bulow, who'recently celebrated , his fifty-first birthday,. has..received   from   the   German   emperor  a-,  present of a set of china manufactured  in the royal porcelain works.  Great Britain's new minister to Denmark, Mr. William Edward Goschen,  is a brother of the first, lord of the admiralty and was formerty attached to  the British.legation at Washington.  Dr. Moses M. Bragg, who died in  ,Utica the other day, left his library of ���������  New York history to the New York  Historical society.' Dr. Bragg's collection was considered the best, of its  kind extant.  E. C. Braham and Luda V. Braham,  son and daughter-in-law of Congress-"*  man John Braham of Santa Rosa, Cal.,  will soon be admitted to practice law  in the United States supreme court at  Washington. ' ,  Admiral Schley believes in war. "Arbitration," he said recently, "is-the fad  of the moment, but war, though it.endangers business for the moment, gives  a strong and hard}' race, such a race as  is most likely to endure."  Ivan Caryll, the English composer,  whose name is closely associated with  the English musical comedies of,"The '  Gaiety Girl" stripe, has just become a  naturalized British subject. He is, a  Belgian by birth, and his real name is  Tilkins. ,  The. parliamentary golf handicap  tournament in London shows 78 mem-y-  bers of parliament among, the contestants, the best known of whom are Mr.  Balfour, Herbert Gladstone, the Earl .  of Yarborough and the Marquis of  Winch elsea..  Vice Admiral Bieuaime, the new chief  of the French naval staff, gained his  promotion over the heads, of 11 rear  admirals, an honor probably due to his  participation in the Madagascar expedition/ when he commanded,, the naval  division on the coast.   .     ���������'  An influential London reviewer, while  mousing in. the library *��������� of a friend,  "came upon a book of .verses by Henri- "  etta Huxley. Glancing through it, he ;  was astonished to find three poems by  Huxley himself. Apparently this side  of the great scientist's mind had escaped the attention of his biographers.  In at least, one respect Fred W. Atkinson, .who has Seen appointed superintendent of education in the Philippines, will impress the undersized natives of these islands. He is G feet 4  inches tall, broad in proportion and of  immense personal strength. Like Dr.  Frye, superintendent of education, in'  Cuba, he is a graduate of Harvard.  He is just 35 years old.  THE GLASS OF FASHION.  Now York to Boston.  Some American papers'recently had no  end of fun with the London Daily .Mail  because it spoke of a motor car on "a  long route to New York eight miles beyond Boston." "Another illustration of  the Englishman's abysmal ignorance of  things American," it was said.  But for once the cap scorns to fit the  other head, for The Mail explains that  its remark referred to England and not  to the United States. There is. it seeiiis,  a vOage named N������rw York eight miles  from Boston, England, and. curiously  enough, there is also a Bunker hill in  the same neighborhood.  A Wonderful Ravine,  In the Franconia mountains of New  Hampshire is a wonderful ravine known  as the Flume. It is 700 feet long, and  through it dashes the Flume cascade.  The canyon walls are G5 feet in height,  and the width of the chasm varies greatly. At one place it is only ten feet in  width, and here a huge granite bowlder  is suspended fantastically over the cascade.  P.ndisTies.  Radishes originated in China, where  they have been cultivated for many  centuries and sometimes grow as big  as a man's bead. In Germany the old  fashioned country mothers cure hoarseness and cough with radish juice mixed with sugar candy. The radishes of  today have no flavor, no character.  Formerly their sharp, biting taste made  them palatable.  Square hat crowns are one of the  new phases in.millinery.  Ribbons decorated generously with  gold thread are used for corselet belts,  revers and collars.  Pale pink batiste makes a charming  gown for a young girl just coming into  her teens.  The Arasco sunshade, supplied with  a whole wardrobe of different covers,  which are adjustable with very little  trouble, is one of the novelties of fash-  Ion.  Low crowned, wide brimmed hats  trimmed with lace, flowers and fruit  have blossomed out in such profusion  that toques and turbans seem to be  doomed. -,,  A pretty bodice for a white organdie  gown is made of alternate rows of lingerie ribbon and bands of the organdie  dotted over with. French knots. The  edges are joined with an openwork  stitch.  Bows in the hair'have become so  common that they are considered out  of style by the ultra smart, and for  evening dress a wreath of leaves, either greon. silver aud gold in color or  in the gray faded tints of Violet and  red. are worn instead.  White foulard spotted with black  makes a very striking gown with a.  blouse waist fastened at,one side with  a rosette of pale green liberty silk and  a belt of the same silk. A wide collar  of foulard is covered with black lace,  and the skirt has a deep tucked flounce  with insertions of black chantilly set  in squares.���������New York Sun.  Hindoostan     is     more     than  times larger than Palestine.  100  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  i  to  to  to  to  to  ������-$:$$3>=$35giS^S-$i$&SSSS:$$-$-$^a,  BANKERS AND  BROKERS. . . .  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG  VN*  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  '. i  k   Stocks and  bonds bought, sold and   ^  ffs carried   on   margin.     Listed /j>  <|\ mining stocks carried to I  ������>  C'-<  I**,  /  I  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  PERSONALITIES.  Bethany college, in Kansas,, has conferred the degree of LL. D. on Representative Dolliver of Iowa.  Louise Chandler Mouiton, the poet,  lias sailed for Europe, whore she will  spend the summer in travel.  Charles S. Wilbur, the New York supervisor of the census, was the first to  send in his completed returns to Washington.  Secretary of State and Mrs. Hay will  spend the summer at .their country  place on the shores of Lake Sunapee,  New Hampshire.  Captain S. E. White of. Columbia, S.  C, an old Confederate soldier, will  erect a mon'u'ment to the dead Indians  who helped the Confederate cause.  George W. Watts of Durham. N. C,  has given $30,000 to the Presbyterian  Union Theological seminary at Richmond. It is his fourth large gift to the  institution.  Professor J: Hendrik Witherdrink of  the University of Leyden, who came to  this country to observe the eclipse, is  in facial characteristics the counterpart of Governor Roosevelt even as to  mustache and eyeglasses.  ��������� J. B. Pioda, the Swiss minister at  Washington, gave a public lesson in  democracy the other day -when he stopped his carriage to get some soda water and brought out a glass of the beverage to the coachman.  One of the first alienists tto sit in the  ' house of commons is Sir J. B. Duke,  'who lias just been elected to represent  Edinburgh and St. Andrew's, univer-  . sities. He is' of the opposition and one  of the greatest living authorities on  mental diseases. l  There is a story in the' senate that  General Hawley, speaking for 10 or 12  minutes in a short speech, once spoke  225 words a minute. The average  speed of senators in dictating letters is  only 100. a'minute'and in addressing  tho senate only 110.  Police Judge McAuley of Kansas-  City, who not long since won some attention by declaring in favor of a law  to compel women to wear short skirts  on the street, has added to his fame by  ' imposing a fine of $500 on a man who  stood on. a street corner and tried to  -flirt with the telephone girls'when they  came out of the central office.  Baden-Powell was nearly lost to the  British, army 'six years ago by reason  of regulations. He was rapidly .approaching the time limit.at which majors, unless * specially nominated for  command, have to take a retiring allowance. Fortunately for him trouble  broke out in Asbanti. and he was one  of the first to be selected for the staff.  Beware of   Ointments for  Catarrh  That Contain Mercury,  As mercury will surely destroy the sense of  smeil and completely derange the.-whole sya-  t em .when ontcring it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions f i om reputable physicians,  as the damage they will do is ten  fold to the  Sood you can possibly derive from them. Hall's  atarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.'Cheney &  Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and is  taken internally, actii g directly upon the blood  and mucous suriacts oi the system. In buying  Hall's Catai-rh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally, and made in Toledo,  Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.   Testimonials free.  Sold by Druggists, price 75c per bottle.  Hall s Family Pills are the best.  Wlie'n Sorrow Comes,  All is well as long as the sun shines  and the fair breath of heaven gently  wafts us to our own purposes. But if  you will try the excellency and feel the  works of faith place the man in a persecution; let him. ride in a storm; let his  bones be broken with sorrow and his eyelids loosed,with sickness; let his bread be  dipped ,with tears and all his daughters  qt music be brought low; let us come to  sit upon the margent of our grave, and  let a tyrant lean hard upon our fortunes  and 'dwell upon our wrong; let the storm  arise and the keels toss till the cordage  crack, or that all our hopes bulge under  ns ii!nl descend into the hollowness of  sad misfortunes.���������.Jeremy Taylor.  A   Skeptic.  "What is an heirloom. pa?"  "Well, it's all that old fashioned jewelry your" mother bought before I knew  her.'"���������Chicago Record.  Many a young' man would gladly permit a girl tf> be a sister to him if she  would only lend him money occasionally.  -���������-Chicago News.  It is believed that a diet of corn bread  makes bigger men physically than bread  made from wheat flour.  Free and easy expectoration immediately  relieves and frees the throat and lungs from  viscid phlegm, and a medicine that promotes thia ia the best medicine to use for  coughs, colds, inflammation of the lungs  and all affections of the throat and chest.  This is precisely what Bickle's Anti-Oon-  sumptive Syrup is a specific for, and where-  over used it has given unbounded satisfaction. Children like it because it is pleasant,  adults like it because it relieves and cures  tho disease.  Destiny.  "But," I faltered, "is there no way in  which I can make myself famous?"  The hag peered again into my palm,  this time more intently.  "No," she croaked, "but you can make  your village famous."  From this I shrewdly gathered that I  was destined to be a great brewer rather  than a great poet.  Of coui'se I was much mortified, being  of    an    artistic    temperament.  HE  HAD BEEN   FISHING.  But   For   Some   Reason   He   Did   Not  Display ������ *������*S String.  He was an honest faced young man  who had been off for a day's fishing  and was returning home with ��������� a- reasonably fine string and much self satisfaction'. He had scarcely boarded the  street car, however, when'a passenger  with a deep voice growled out:  "Yes; I was out fishing myself one  day last week. I brought home 20  pounds. I bought 'em of a regular fisherman!"  A giggle wTas heard here and there  among the'passengers, and then a man  with a squeaky voice observed:  "I've played the game myself, but it  was years ago, when I was a bad .man.  I bought 'em.from the fisherman and,  brought 'em down home and lied about  . 'om���������lied in the most barefaced and  shameful manner! Yes, gentlemen,  that is the one regret of my life!"  The young man with the tlstf was  red faced and uncomfortable, and as  he was hitching around a man with a  wart on. his nose called out in a loud  voice:  "Gentlemen. I don't deny that I love  whisky, but I am hot- a liar! 1 get  drunk and smash things, but I reverence tho truth. Before I would lie  about fish I would torture myself at  the stake!"  Eight or ten passengers clapped their  hands in applause, and then a hatchet  faced young man rolled up his eyes  and exclaimed: '  "They not only lie to the public, but  go home and lie to their poor, innocent wives and trusting children!"  The honest faced young man saw  that all were against him, and he de:  cided to leave the car. As he rose up  to motion to the conductor a fat man  who had been drowsing roused up and  said:  "Gentlemen, 1 date my downfall  from that one thing���������from the first lie,  I told about fish. I hired a man to kill  me a dozen witlr a crowbar, and then  I brought' 'em home and swore I  caught 'em on my own, hook aud line.  I lied about it���������deliberately and maliciously lied���������and Providence"���������  "All off!" shouted the conductor as  the car stopped.  The young man with the injured feelings got down and pulled his fish after  him, and the fat man continued:  "And Providence punished me for it.  Gentlemen, if I was to live my life  over again, if I could only be set back  BO years, I might rob and steal and  cheat and even do murder. but I would  not sneak off for the day,,and then return at night and buy fish at the wharf  and take 'em home to my confiding  wife and"���������  And the car rolled on. and the young  man with the perch and bass and fish-  pole stood in the gloaming and looked  after it and clinched his hands and  gritted his teeth and whispered cuss  words, and an hour later a pedestrian  stumbled over something on the sidewalk and got up to rub his knees and  elbows and called out in amazement:  "Well, I'll be hanged if some liar  hasn't stopped here to lie and gone  away and left his fish behind!"  M. Quad.  THE BESTOFAMICE.  TO THOSE WHO FEEL SICK, WEAK  OR DEPRESSED.  That Family  Skeleton. ,  Mrs. Whistler���������Tell me, Mary, why It  Is that you always cry so when papa  sends you to bed in the dark when you  are naughty? There's no such things  as ghosts, and the dark doesn't hurt  you, does it?  Little Mary���������No, mamma, but I'm  afraid of that skeleton Mrs. Jones says  we got in our closet.���������Baltimore American.'  __^  She Broke  Him.  "So she toyed with your feelings, did  she. Dick?"  "Rather. And then when she had  made me spend'all my money'on her  she cast me aside for a broken toy."  Don't Save the Stone*.  He tried to kill  urn liinls with '.nit  One stone and siu'hs, u>d;u  To think, with stout'.-! so pli-nt iful.  ,   He let both get awn v.  ���������Ghiriurn Tii'irs-rienilfV  RIGHT'S  Disease  is the deadliest and most  painful malady to which  mankind is subject. Dodd's  Kidney Pills will cure any  case of Bright's Disease.  They have never failed in  one single case. They are  the only remedy that ever  has cured it, and they aro  the only remedy that can.  There are imitations of  Dodd's Kidney Pills���������pill,  box and name���������but imitations are dang-erous. The  original and only g-enuine  cure for Bright's Disease is  DODD'S  11 ^IDNEY  Miss Uelle Cohoon, of White Rock Mills,  X. S��������� Tells Uow SIk- Regained Healtli  and   Advises   Otliers    to    Follow    Her  Example  From the Acadien,  Wolfville, N.  S.  At White Rock Mills, within sound  of the noisy swish of the Gaspereau  river, is a pretty little-cottage.  ��������� In this cottage there dwells with  her ' parents Miss Belle Cohoon, a  very bright arid attractive young lady who takes a lively interest in all  the church and society work of the  little village. A short time ago an  Acadian representative called upon  Miss Cohoon for the purpose -of ascertaining her opinion of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills-which remedy he  had been informed she had been  using*. He was-vory cordially received  and found both Miss Cohoon and her  mother most enthusiastic and ardent  friends o������ this great Canadian remedy which is now so universally used  throughout the world. We give below in essentially her own words  Miss Cohoon's story:  "Three years ago this spring my  health was very much run down. I  had not been feeling well for some  time, and when spring opened up'and  the weather became warmer my condition became worse. The least exertion exhausted me and was followed by an awful feeling of weakness and a rapid palpitation of the  heart. I seemed to lose my ambition  and a feeling of langour and sluggishness' took its place. My appetite  failed me and my sleep at night was  disturbed and restless. In fact I was  in a very sorry condition. I suffered  in this way for some time. Then I  began tho use of Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills, aid they soon began to work  a change for the better. <3tfy strength  and spirits improved wonderfully,  and the old feeling of tiredness began to leave me. My appetite returned and my , weight increased  steadily. By ��������� the time I had used  less than half a dozen, boxes I felt  stronger than I had done for years.  Since that time whenever I feel the  need of a medicine a prompt use of  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills has always  brought mo speedy relief, and in future when ailing I shall never use  anything but these pills, and strongly advise others to follow my example." '  Dr."Williams' Pink Pills create new  blood, build up the nerves, and thus  drive disease from the system. In  hundreds of cases they have cured  after all other medicines have failed,  thus establishing the claim that they  areca marvel among the triumphs of  modern medical science. The genuine  Pink Pills are sold only in' boxes,  bearing the full trade mark, "Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People." Protect yourself from imposition ' by, refusing any pill that does  not bear the registered trade mark  around the box.   "riicrel������y ��������� Hiuigs, Etc.  "There's quite a stury." the furrier said,  "Concerning this otier pelt.  ���������Twould take bo long to hear it, though,  I'doubt, if 1 otter tell "t."  "What fur?   Go on.   -Let's', hear it all,"  The customer quick replied;  "I've bought the bkin entire, and  The tale should go with the hide."  The never-failing medicine, Holloway s  Corn Cure, removes all kinds of corns, warts,  etc; even the most difficult to remove cannot  ���������withstand this wonderful remedy.  Poetry Defined,  "What is poetry?" is now furnishing a  topic for newspaper discussion.    According to the almost   unanimous verdict  of  American   newspaper   critics,   poetry   '  what Alfred Austin doesn't write.  A rcew Rhyme.  From the lar.il of 'strangest' types,  .   Almond eyed and queer and queuey;  From the laivJ of kites and pipes  They are calling foi- George Dewey.  It Is Likely to Be Itertueed.  Teacher���������What is the population of  China?  Tommy Tucker���������It's 400.000.000 unless  our soldiers over tlu������-������ 'vivo bad a light  with 'em.   , ���������_     >  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator does  not require the help of any purgative medi-  cme to complete the cure. Give it a trial  and be convinced.  Alon;;  tlie  P.oad,  To make life easy to the end  A man should have. I say.  Some cush to .spt>:ul ant\ some to lend  And some lo luck. away.  Necesjmry to Success.  "I think' I wiil 'adopt art as my vocation in life," said tlie dreamy young man.  "But do you thinlc art will adODt vou?"  asked his practical friend.  LLb  Dodd's Kidney Pills are  fifty cents a box at;' all  druggists.  Butta Supplied.  "T0oe you a cigar?" the watchdog said.  Out in the back lot ruts.  "Sorry I haven't," the white goat replied  "Cut I have a few good butts."  Degeneration.  The  changes  of time  are never  more  apparent than  when a man looks at his  feet   and   reflects   that   when   he   was   a  baby   the   women    raved    over   them.-  Canadian industries are certainly  winning their full share of prizes at  the Paris exhibition. The Grand  Trunk Railway system has just been  awarded the gold medal by the international jury for their exhibit of  scenery. This speaks volumes, not  only for the scenic beauty along the  lines of this popular railway,but for  the Dominion  THE WRITERS.  The late R. D. Blackmore, author of  "Lorna Doone," was a famous chess  player, and his name appeared in the list  of champions in many a match.  Frank L. Stanton, the newspaper poet,  began earning his living when most boys  begin going to school by serving as oilice  boy for Joel Chandler Harris on the Savannah News.  William" Dean Howells, the novelist,  does all his own writing. He has little  faith in tbe typewriter at first hand; but  all his manuscript is carefully copied out  by one of these machines before it goes  to the publisher. The original manuscript Mr. Howells keeps himself.  The late Stephen Crane was never remarkable for bis attention to textbooks  and lectures at Lafayette college. On  the contrary, the Center square of Eas-  ton was bis favorite-post. He would stand  there'for hours alone and idle except for  the continuous smoking of cigarettes.  O. O. Richards & Co.  Dear Sirs,���������Your MINARD'S LINIMENT is our remedy for Bore throat,  colds and all ordinary ailments.  It never fails to relieve and cure  promptly.  CHARLES WHOOTTEN.  Port Mulgrave.  At the Patient's Expense.  Quoth   the   dentist,   as   forceps   he   seized   with  aplomb, ,  "I nm wlm: the public would call a phenom.  Then added, as mo'.ar he started to.'stir.  "For 1 can do tooth things at o:i(.-i\.us it were.  UNEQUALLED. ��������� Mr. Thomas Brunt;  Tyendinaga, Ont., writes: "I have to thank  you for recommending Dr. Thomas' ^electric Oil for bleeding piles. I was troubled  with them for nearly fifteen years, and tried  almost everything I could hear or think or.  Some of them would give me temporary relief, but none would effect a cure. I have  now been free from the distressing complaint for nearly eighteen months.^ I hope  you will continue to recommend it.  Mnterlal  Shy,  Girl Not.  Maud���������How do you like my new bathing suit?  Maud's .Papa���������Judging from its brevity. I' should say you must have, purchased "the materiiii nt a remnant sale.   -  Fietlon of the Hour.  Metlnnks I will a novel write  To till  the public with delight;  That uiin to reach it must, I see.  Hysteric and historic bo.  U "TriCf ANA " RELIANCE CIGAR  "1U5CAINA,     FACTORY, Montreal  the  the  Perverted Moral.  "And what does the story of  prodigal son teach,- us?" asked  teacher.  "It teaches us how to get the fatted  calf," was the prompt reply of the bad  boy at the foot of the class.���������Chicago  Post. v  HOTEL BALMORAL,AP?goauPFrEeS.m ������  LIFE.  A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in,  A. minute, to smile and.an hour tn weep in,  A pint of joy to a peck of trouble,  And never a laugh, but the moans came double,  And that is life!  A crust and a corner that love makes precious,  With the smile to warm and the tears to refresh  us  And jov secm3 sweeter when cares come after,  And a moan is the finest of foils for laughter,  And that is life!  ���������Paul Laurence Dunbar.  Minard's Liniment Cures Dijltlieria.  Baron Imbert de Saint-Amand, author  of countless semihistorical books on  "frenchwomen, is dead. He followed a  diplomatic career for awhile. In recent  years he was repeatedly an applicant for  a seat in the French academy and occasionally received a few votes.  THE TURK.  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Works automatically ; requires i;o attention while working.  Tie Noruvwest Acetylene Gas Company,  312Princess St., Wiii:ii ig.Man. Agents Wanted  I  A  m&  1  I  1  ��������� 1  5(5  m  :MI T___j    ClJJilJJ"EKIi_LX\jJ   M������ft3  Issued  Every   Wednesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  companion,   ouly  fought  when   the -odds  \ PROFESSOR THATCI-IEITS SLANG.  ��������� ivciv in his favour.     Now it came to p.u-cs  ��������� Tue commas *>t 1'u.ii News are op?u to all  wh... wish to txpres.-s therein views oo matt-  ������rn<>f public  interest.  While w������s do riot hold ourselves ro-:pousi-  ble for the utterances of correspondents, v/<  reserve the right of declining to intert  oo .nri'tnica'-ions utm-*res.jarily p������-r-  rwllv  te: =  Wi.DNESUAY/ NOV. 14th, 1900.  i t  <;;iVEltNM12NT AND   COMBINES.  I'roni Winnipeg Telegram.  Tlie Free Press, in a vain effort to avert  thi- wrath ot the farmers from tho mvri.mc  combine-controlled government,   points  out  that   the   present  ttirltl'  contains   a   clause  allowing the government  to  at once take  tiii the  duty ou  any  article  In  respect   of  which  u  combine exists.    The  Free Press  C'-uld not have doue the government a worse  tiorvice than to will attention  to this fact.  Tho  government   possesses   the   power   but  when has  It exercised  ll?    Absolutely n .>t  cnee.    Could  there be better  proof of the  r.-n'L tlun   life government is controlled  bv  the combines and is using its power Lo foster,   not  crush,  them?    That combines exist.  Is notorious.    The coal oil  combine is  but  one   illustration.     By  nutting  coal  oil  on the free list, as parliament has given, it  power to  do.   the government could  break  the    combine,   aud   fulfil   its   ante-election  pledge   to   thu  farmers   to  give   them  free  coal oil.    lint the government  will not do  '   >������u and i be Standard'Oil monopoly contributes  to  the government's campaign  fund.-;  for the protection It enjoys.    How different  to tbe policy of the government in relation  to combiues Is that of Mr. IT\igh John Mac-  '    r dontiiil.    In his Brandon speech. Mr.  Mnc-  douuldodeclared that his policy in relation  to combines as follows:  ���������'When combines are formed to raise the  ,   price of any article bevond the proper oricc.  he was prepared, although a  firm , believer '  In a  protective tariff, to remove that protection and force the combines to meet the  open competition of the world."  And lie gave this pledge:  "If the Conservatives assume office, such  action will  be taken as  will end all tradt  combines In Canada at once and for ever."  Can the man who believes that combines  ore an evil requiring prompt and firm suppression, be in any doubt as to whether he  should support Mr. Macdonald or the ores-  tut trovernrnent?  ( (T   THE TWO'DOGS!  Brolly the Boer  Deerhound  and  Punch  the Pet of the Liverpools.  A remarkable story has come under my  notice, writes a war correspondent of th--  I^omloii Telegraph, a story wh ch contains  'an "object lesson."     It seems almost impossible that the sagacity of a dog shoul.  teach caution  to officers  of ali  rank* ii  our army; yet it is so and I cannot le; t.V  tula die, for the sake of our rising mi.i  tary stars,   who may  not always  be re  quired to shine iu a nice flat country lik,  The Soudan, where the enemy  takes tin  shape of a mob of savages arrayed m tin.  most convenient form lor their whoutja,.  oiaughter.  -irolJy iind Punch are, or rather were���������  for the former alone survives���������Wo du^s,  the liiaL an old deerhound, the second".-i  joung and frivolous fox terrier. Brol.ys  life hau been spent in the hard bin perhaps congenial surroundings of a lioer  farm, and Punch had beeu born and bred  m ma Liverpool Regiment. Brolly's lace  wud streaked with grey, and Punch, notwithstanding, the Ladyshiith siege rations--  . carried more flesh than was good for him;":  in short, the one was a grizzled old soldier and the other a-promising if rather  loo dashing recruit.  Ainutig   Lbo pleasant .-duties, performed  by the mounted infantry during the siege  oue was that an officer should patrol with  -lour men  by night until the party.drew  .lire, which it did not fail to do���������tire of all  sorr*;;   bullets,   pom-pom,   aud   shells   of  every calibre.     So om March 1, the dav'  alter   Lord ��������� Duudouald    entered    Ladv-  smith,   Lieutenant Ewart,  of the Liverpool   llegiuicjut,  started   on   his   morning  .rule���������the enemy  were supposed  to have  evacuated the ground���������and he proceeded  to the nek between Lombard's Kop and  liuhvaua  mountain.     There waa on his  Jrit   a   spur   of   Lombard's   JKop ��������� called '  Umbrella  Hill, and Mr. Ewart passed it  without thinking it necessary  to visit it.  -However, a light among the'trees behind  bini excited hi������ suspicions, so he took hin  patrol up the hill.    When he reached the  top lirol.y came bounding up to him from  the direction of the Boers, and though total strangers they made friends at once.  Shortly afterwards a    noise    of    falling  atones and thcrattle of a horde's shoes on  the rocks  ;.-retold  the advent of a newcomer  lu-.-  iikcly  to be  friendly.  It  was  Brolly's master, a Boer horseman on patrol.      The   light   was   not   good,   consequently   the   .nan   escaped   capture,  ..Mr.  Ewart,   a  sprinter  hiiiis-olf.   chasing him  till   the six   bullets   in   Ins   revolver   had  been fired, but the Dutchman did not fall  until   he   was shut  a hundred  yards farther  on.      Brolly,  however,   knew   which  was the winning side, instinct appiirently  telling him that the Boer game was up.  and  he  followed  Lieutenant  Ewart back  through a merciless fire, which met them  ir-un :i H!ii.:i: party or' Boers who tried lo  intercept  their retreat  to  Pound  Spruit,  h'loin  that  day  the  hound  and  his now  master became devoted  friends and companions.  As for Punch, he swaggered about with  :'.'. the over-con fidt'ii'.-c or' a regimen la.  dog_ whose onl.v^ campaigning had been  ;t ���������.-.-'in-:r tlv "I-.'i'.'garas." 'Noisy and  bumptuous, he was not considered good  ���������������!���������..,igii tor pntroiuig, although, at-* he aim  Hr.illv I've'1 to'/etlv." it is strange that If-  should not have adopted some of-the slim-  iicsn of hN ������������������"uiT'.-inion long bofo'-o \]y(,  lessou of which I am about to tell. In  ;h<'i-r. 1'u:.cii was like the good old-fash-  i 'lied oflicer. brav at* a lion, waving hi.s  ��������� ten on with hat in hand, and not at all a  'fM-r' 'iiivnc (li>'.'s ]'.- v"nl,! ���������';<-'���������'  anywhere, whereas a Dutch dog like his  that, owing to over-confidence iu his own  intelligence, a staff officer led a regiment  o.' hc.-t- into a trap, which had ben  c.'voHy conceived by the wily Dutch,  and Brolly's now master had to gallop  for a kopje to foil a flank attack. Tlute  ���������ie siKcessluliy acconipiished. Mr. Ewart  leaving, his hoise under cover at the base  of the hill, rau with his men to the top.  Xot so Brolly, who stayed with the ho.'.-o.  Le kiK-w-that it was, h's one says racing,  "not a good thing," and he did not fancy  it. The storm of bullets which greeted  tlie first arrivals on the summit proved  him a good judge:  The dashing Punch, on the other hand,  galloped to the most prominent position  he "could find, barked at the Boers, and  took no notice of the ''swish-swish" of  the Mauser bullets.' By his very' noise  and go, and above all, by occupying the  Kky..ne when he should have been below  't. ho drew upon the small party an extra  amount of bullets, until at last'one found  him in the jaw���������a fitting place���������and  m< unti'd infantry knew him no more.  The astute Brolly, who had remained in  ���������'���������ear. paid scant attention to his dead  comrade. Tie sniffed disdainfully at bin  c:."cnsi', and then gave an expressive  grin and wagged his tail.  If only B.'olly could have told us all he  thought! I sen him now daily, his Aviso  brain full of tilings I long to know. It  is a curious fact that he never wil' go on  patrol in tho direction of the Orange  River Colony, where Dowefc lives. Towards Utrecht and Vryheid he i������ always-  ready to trot when his master is sent  in that direction. Perhaps he knows  Dower, and i.-*, waiting till General Run-  o!"'s patient tactics have made the Boer  WhoTidan trek.  It may seem absurd to illustrate by tho  behaviour of a dog a chapter in inil'itary  history,  n'lhough   the  facts  of  this   tale  ���������aro indisputable; but I shall be forgiven  I hope, for my attempt when I say that  !!iis old dferhouud possesses some of tlie  ��������� iiialities which  many of our leaders appears to lack.     lie is brave when necessary  even   to  foolhardiness���������witness   his  retreat  from  Umbrella ���������Hi]';  can lions in  season���������see'how he behaved at Wakkor-  stroom: and. above all, he knows enough  not to sit on a sky-line when a v.-illev will  serve hi������ turn.      Pinal'y, ho appreciates  flu*  Intelligence  Department  at  a   value  of his own.  It Proves Even too Much for the Chicago  Girl.  "WHAT  UNIFORMS  COST.  buttons tho  Pride  of the  British  Officer.  Every time the dress regulations for the  army are revised there is the same outcry  against the gold lace patterns contained  therein.  "Khaki" writes to the Times. Ho prays  for a war minister who will issue an order  that in future no gold lace shall be worn ou  the trousers of the military officers.  "Absurd."'  said   one of the  leading mlli-  ���������iiry  tailors' to an   Express representative.  - ������������������The  amount   of  gold   Iaee  san.-tioncd   by  Mie .war office makes very little difference  U the expenses of an officer's kit."  'Take 'Hicori jf the infantry. Br instance.' Trousers with a red line cost ������1.16.0  with a gold line, ������.1.(5.0. barely 30s. difference,- you see. The gold line is only used  for levees and other full dre-^s occasions,  nd it is (he officer himself who is against  'is  abolition.  "lie will have a smart looking uniform,  '"he button question proves that. Nearly  every regiment in the service uses far more  expensive buttons than any sanctioned by  the war office; they are ordered by the  '���������cspecrivo commanding officers.  "Cavalry uniforms, of course, are the  most expensive, but even these asirakan  ���������ost   more  than gold   lace.  "A cavalry officer does not really mind  paying a little more for details in his uniform. He chose an expensive regiment and  ��������� .suite expects to pay for his choice.  "The war office makes regulations decreasing the expenses of the kit,, and the  oflicer says: '1 won't have it.' '.'���������-'  "A little while ;<;.:���������>: ihf uniform of the  staff was alter--.: .?���������/ .Ji.i. the officer joining -should not be piit'-lo much additional  expense. But so .- (;������������������.'������������������;:;: h.is been the feeling that.I am sure, we shall have the. cocked '  hat and frock, coat back again.  "Before long' all undress uniforms will  be khaki, but the full dress ��������� will remain  as expensive as ever.  "You may put the, cost of a whole kit  for an infantry officer down at 50 pounds  ster'ing."  ������������������ o   ASKING TOO MUCH.  "I will not attempt to evade your question. Mr. Spoouamore." the you_g woman  ������������������.said, with heightened culor. "While we  may not be suited to each other in all respects, it Is due to say that 1 would marry  you as willingly as anybody I know."  "You   till   me   with���������"  ������������������\tai(. a nioiiieii... please. You kn >w. do  von not1, that 1 inn the owner of several  iiuiid.iig lots away out near binkson i'ark'.'"'  "Yes. but surely vi.u do not���������"  '"Certainly not. Mr. ������>nouiianioi-e. I do not  mean 10 liiunuue that you are actuated by  mercenary motives. You know I am not  rich. You are aware. I presume, that all  i.he .property I  can call mv own consists of  those   lots."  "I know, dear girl, but that doesn't make  the  slightest  dif���������"  "1 am. sure of it. but it was not that I  was ab-./in to sn.-ak. It has cost me till 1  have b.'ou able to save to p-iy taxes and  ;---poci.il assessments on those lots. The city  owes me r"bat.es amounting to hundreds of  dollars. I\'ow( Mr. Spoonamore. I 'cannot  boeios.o any man's wife without a bridal  tre.Ufseau. and I cannot afford one now. I  will be your wife when 1 receive the mouev  due uie from the city as rebates on those  lots, and  not  before."  "With a how] of despair the baf/lnd lover  fled into the p.:ght. He was still v..-ung.  bo'- he couldn't wait forever.���������Chicago Tribune.  From the North American.  The young women students.' attending  Ei.giish history lectures, in the Lrn.vei. uy  of (JJjicago, signed aud submitted a p..j-  ttsf aga.ust tile use of talauy by l'roles^oi  Oliver J.  Thatcher, lecturer.  Lutes of important happenings, like the  accession oi Chariemagoc and the v.c-  tory of Charles -Martel. the gTris de.-!a:e,  are lust to them forever ".K'cau.ie iney  have to translate I'roA'^or Thatcher's  speech into English before they can in. kc  note of the things he is taluing about,  further cause of complaint, the girls  insist, is Mr. Thatcher's neglect of their  family names, with the usuai polite piofix  ' iu iinor of "You there," "Ah, there, hoav  you iu- the third seat," or the simpler and  more startling "You."  Chiofest oi" all Professor That flier's  . pet phrases according to tlie students, is  tlit' combination , "the whole thing;" if  this king fools a'little bigger than other  l.ion he is said to have a "swelled head,"  When telling about a king of England  who was shot while hunting, Professor  i'liatcher's version was:  "Some whale of a knight had a scrap  with his attendant,-got a il.op on the k.ng  and put hiui out of the ring." Thou when  the son sat on the paternal throne hi  "had no kick coming,'' for he had a-inor.-  gngo on the coffers oi the realm," ami  "the bulge" on all coiners.  "Charles' Martel,"   said   the   professor,  ������������������became   tired   of  his   wife,   got   on   his  high horse and told her to p;.ck her, clothe  and go."      So those kings, did  '"an>-   oiu  thing."  they pleased.  Mere i,s what the girls handed to the  processor:  "'We, the undersigned members of your  (lass in mediaeval history, do hereby express our disapproval and-dielike of yoiu  excessive use of slang iu your lectures.  "We hereby respectfully request that  you refrain from the use or' common  and inelegant cxpeissioii's which seems to  us out of place in the classroom.  ��������� "Wo also "suggest that you learn the  names of the members of your class, 'so  as to use them, .and'not be compelled to,  designate whom you mean by pointing  your finger and shouting "liey, tnere.  j ou!" and other such"terms."  SLAVES   TO   BRIC-A-BRAC.  Xo Oilier. People Show Such Bad Taste  in Furnishing  Humes as Americans.   ,  There are no people oa the face of the  earth  who  litter   up  the  rooms  of  tlieii  homes with so much  useless,  and const-  (pu'iitly bad furnishing a's do the Amen  cans." writes Edward Bo., i.i the'November Ladies' Home Journal.     "The curse  of  the  American  home  to-day  is useless  brie-a-brae.      A   room   iu   which   we   feel  that we can freely breathe it- so rare thai},  we  aro   instinctively surprised   when   we'  see oue.     It is the exception, rather thai:  the rule, that we rind a restful room.    Ai  a, ma tier  of  fact,   to  this common  erro;  of over-furnishing so many of r������nr homes  are directly due many of tlie bro.-vkdowns  of our  women.      The average  American  woman   is' a  perfect slave to   the usciCrr  riuib.toii  which she has in her rooms. 'J his  rubbish, of ,a  cosily nature where plcnt?  exists, and of a cheap and tawdry char  acier  iu   homes   of  moderate   incomes,  :>���������  making    housekee]*:::;;     a    ncrve-rackin:  burden.     A serious phasCjOf this furn'.-di  ir.g  is   that   hundreds   of   women   beiiev  lliese   jinieriicks   ornament   their   rooni������.  They refuse to believe that useless "oriia-  i! dilation   always   disfigures   and   never  ornaments.     biiup'iciiy k-> the only thing  that ornaments. It does move: it dignifies,  the   most   artistic   rooms   are   made   not  by what is iu them, hut by what has boo:-  left out of Lht-ui,     One can never quarre;  with simplicity, and nothing goes to make  for perfect good taste so surely as a sim-  pie effect.     A taislolu! effect is generally  reached  bj'  what has  been  left undone.  And   that  is  the  lesson  most  ueeded   in  America   to-day;   not   what   we   can   put  into a room,  but what we cau leave out  of it."   .���������0   J APANKSE D! PLOMACY.  It was at tlie time of the exhibition ol  3S(!7. A Japanese nubassv went to Paris  to .treat for three fr e ports in France, ii:  return for which Fr-uice was to have three  in ��������� Japan. . The negotiation's, proved short  -and amiable. (  "Make-your choice." said Japan, "we will  choose afterward."  The minister of foreign.-affairs selected  Yokohama Yeddo and Hang-Yang.  The  embassy   made  no   objection;-    they  ' simply smiled and weut en their way.  Seme time afterward Japan iseiit word  that the three ports mentioned'were agreed  to. and in return Japan desired Havre. Marseilles an-.l  Southampton.  This last named gave the French officials  fit's... They never laughed so much before,  and certainly never since. .Southampton a  French port! No. it was too good. Gent_\  but uumistakably. they explained the situation.  "Why. Southampton is In England." they  replied.  "We know that." came the cool response,  "but then Hang-Yang is in  Corea."  ."Whereupon tho French officials collapsed.  ���������London  King.   o���������:   TIIK ID.KAL IIKD-OIIAMBISR.  It Should   Be as  Larg;>    and  Airy as Possible, and Not Overfuruished.  I  ���������*?  -  t  **-?  '���������JtJ'T,  --J&.-.V  35i>-  .-~W.<xA*  ?>''%>  ">*.������  ���������# ??   t.^H*..,'-.' 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Son's    Rye  CO"R*������/KSP<*������ivi"rv:������H-c]l3 SOLICITED.  Whiskies.  p. o. EOX 14.  INTO  i'"i  !Oi:U-  Tf-fE COVj ���������/! lt.-.iWi\ u ���������,������-t):i r- iu*o aiiH  i-oilCHii: n jt ��������� to-! j-, ��������������������������� yj.vr.tr. <���������! Si'C'o S ���������'Phil the ira������.: ;-f l,u���������.���������,'������;:v' u'<''i t.u th K q -  malt _;jii.d    _i:ai',iii:im   Kf> lw;������y   ('. \  will bid.'. ^>ir imu    ii.   <"br .:i;ii*K:    'ND,  i.:,... <>K   l>"..-rl{-, ",.������, TU "i.*KSI>ii Y.    Iu.-  S2nd    ktov^i^bi:::: k;_xt      a1.  pei'-ou.-'   ���������   ii.'. <-i id    an-    sujifl.j     ;.o   la   ���������  ,.!��������� i������������ . utt .;0'crn to'.-.!i>.t.!v<jo ai'.ci>rdiL-_! v  For Loe O  nimi-ssiorK-r,  W. Ii. ES.LIS,   ,      c.  Se.orol.ary.  October 26" h, 1900  Espimalt & Banaifflb, j  jfHfcMirr-rii~ri' ---���������- * ���������-- .rt������������������-*i  MS3  PABAl\rOELTjX, Wurse, Hou e  oloAuiug and Washing aud Trouing done.  First Street, Cuml erlaml, B  C.  DYSMITH  (Extension)  LOTS FOR -SALE,  rn  ;'     K C>  oino  Apply to,    ,  "L. W. NUNNS.  AS.TS.AY ON M.Y P"R"L3VII -ES.  -o-  The advertiser who :.s p p^cssod  of common sense aud persis t-nce  need n t regret too grea'Iv the  lack of other desirable qualities.���������  Printer's Ink.  "The importance of the s'oenin-r and bathing arrangeme.'its of ������ house is not half  ns.nivinted." writes Maria L'arlo'a. in the  N'-iv.",nI������������r T.adies-.' TTn..if������ .7"irna'. "riv'tig  some suggestions as to furnishing the.h u-sc.  ���������'.Kvcry i.'edroom sJi.ukl 0o provided with  I bo essepf i".!s for healthful sleeD and tlie  daily ���������sponge bath. As nearly n������ possible,  tbe room should be kept free from anything  that would tend to contaminate the air.  It shrul'i ho as large as one can afford. a>:d  the windows so arranged that thev m.-iv he  opened at the too and hott'un. If possible  the 'Irw������r sl-onjd lie bare and the rugs so  sn'.-'ll Miaf thev can be taken outdoors with  ease for "loaning and a'rlng. Evorvthlnsr  ������������������]:^-.<- th������   room   should  he   washable.    The  j     lir.(1    .-li-.nV]    l,o   Jfo-?^    n���������,1    (if-t-ofl    u-jll,    c,f..OT1.-  ���������'enstr-rs. so thnt it m.-iv be rendilv r_oved:  j tiie F-n-'jiprR ought to bo firm and strong.  I and the mattress of a kind that will not  I :-<!<"w tho heavies*- uart of the borlv to sink.  I and pn can������'������ tho sleeper to lie in a ornm-.iod  ��������� position, ^r.v own nr^ference is for'a chean  ��������� ������������������������������������.-! -njiifress next the sprin"'-1 nod a if--'������������������*  one of iir.ir 'M, #-1ii-==_ hut any kind of a firm  ;   r>"(-?t-ppS is lirft-,-.,. than onr> that is too pn't.  i   -''���������1,n" 'ill.    dn    not    overfurnish    the bed-  1   room.''   o   The busi-'e^s am-r'ni'-eerrenf thvt  is crnd<. hnt profitable will find  mo-o advocates t' an the one that  is artistic but unprofit'eble.���������Printer's Ink.  ONTE RED STEER, branded X.  Owner may. recover same by  proving property and paying  costs nnd charges of advertising  and damage.  ..M.GIBSON,  o8t3  ���������* Sa.ndw ck.  nm-KMr, ������w wwr-���������itfio it; >������n������MHiriiW  iBir yen' HATCHING,  J-'FOV   IIKAVY   WINTER LAYERS.  VICTORIACOMO-X   ROUTE.  Taking-   Effect  Tuesday,   Oct.   16th,  1900  S. S. "City of r*:ana:m_.:  Suls from   Virtwhi   Tuesday,  7  m for Nanaimo and  Way pi������rts.  -Sails  from' Nanaimo.    Wednes  Hay   7am.   for   Union   W-liarf,  Comox and Way por s.  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf, Thursday 8 a. m. for ISTa-  naimo and Way ports.  Sailf from Nanaimo, Friday 4  a.m. for Comox and Union Wharf  direct.  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf,Friday 6 p. m. for Nanaimo  direct.  Sails from Nanaimo, Saturday  7 a.m. for Victoria and Way j^orts.  EOR Frei������h.t  tickets   and Stafe-  roirn Apply on board,  GEO. L   COURTNEY,  Traffice Manager.  Black Diamond Inrsery  QUARTER WAY,WellingtonRoad  l>eack [.any.-h.T r--,  IJlaok   TiiiiiO'ca-',  Bn irt-d   '" ymoulh  ' s.Uiujr.'  c   p ���������-* \ 1-  ���������f1:,   i or sitting.  '.:    per   sitting.  >:< >t:  $1  per  Grantiiuiii, Comox.  GET OUIt  PJUCES    AND    TERMS ON  HUTCPESOH  t  PBfiBI,  20,000 Fruit Trees to choose from.  Larg-e Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Evergaeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  * ion os an  r  $  i  BEFORE ORDERING ELSEWHERE.  M. W   Waitt & Co.  "Victoria, B. C.  The oldest and mo4t reliable house in the  Province.  Ohas. Segrave, -      Local Agent,  Cumberland, B.  C.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  sl2f-<* P. O. BOX,  190.  FINE  DONE AT���������  The Jews Office.  o] ���������'   Col. Haywood, who has been examining    mines     for  English,     clients,   was  greatly  impressed   with  tho  possibilities  of the' camp, considering the amount of  development that has been accomplished.  x Broadly . speaking,   the Colonel    believes  i/"\the   values   will     average   higher - than  other Boundary proposhions, /the ledges  varying in  width from ti to u'O feet,^ and  , the majority exceeding 35 feet in width.  fi'The values are principally in copper and  I'goldj but many galena ledges give high  ' reiums in silver.     There is a large area  of   bottom   lands   available   for   agricultural  purposes. ,    Several   ranches   have  been located.      Me describes the timber  wealth of- the district  ;i������ enormous, and  far exceeding the reserves in the Boundary district:     Cedar ami .hemlock trees  ,grow to a large size.-    Ultimately a big  lumber industry will be created, and no  difficulty will be experienced iu  floating  the logs down the river to Grand Forks.  Col., Haywood added  thar the extension  a of a  railway   to   Franklin   camp   within  " two years would be justiried if development work progresses as   rapidly   as  m  the past.     There is an easy grade over  A the eutirerdistance.     Col. Haywood will  f plot a new townsile ou the east  fori; ������������������  ,/ the north fork, between Gloucester and  KhMcKinley   creeks.       u- -is.-   "-'��������� -  Tcessful     in     securing   valuable   water-  powers.  \     in April last the start was made from  \! Bennett.      A   packer  nnd   a   cook   were  '/ the only helpers accompanying ilu> engineer and )>i������ wife.     Unlike the contested-  portion   of   the   Alaska' boundary,   the  lnterprovinciai   British   Columbia-X tikon  ,   line takes its, bearing from the stars, the  [( (JOth parallel ol* latitude'being the dh'id-  \ ing line.     Mr. White Frazer's work was  /'ol a preliminary nature, though, it comprised all of the intricate work of locat-  - ing     the' line.      At   certain     station's���������  r^ notably the crossings of large rivers and  ' on  mountain-    peaks���������the     astronomical  camp   made,   and   when     the   line   wad  located it' was marked by a monument.  From these monuments it will be a simple ��������� matter   for ��������� a   surveying   party   to  mark out tho  line.     In speaking of his  trip, Mr. White Frazer said:   "    ���������     '      ���������  "Our path lay  through a very rough,  \ -wild ' country,   and     after     leaving, the  J, region   adjacent' to   the   starting   point,  ( wi- met with no one until we came out  i' at the head  of tV>r>  Porcupine.      For  a  greater part  of the distance our  work  ,took us  above timber lino.      The  Altiec  ������������������river, along which we worked for a eon-  [f/sidorable distance, is a turbulent stream  /and   the  country   it   traverses   is   badly  ^.bioken   up,   with   frequent     precipitous  m  cliffs and mountains, which made travel  llS!ling difficult.aud hazardous.       seemed lo be but little known  to man,  The region  .  but seemed  to   be   mineral-bearing,  aud  I, near  the   Porcupine  frequently   showed  coal sigiirs."' , -        ���������  . . The N.- A. T. miue at CHIT creek. GO  p.miles helow��������� Dawson, has completed a  1  contract   to   ship  3,000  tons  of  coal    to  Dawson. ,   .   ���������-  Steamer Amur,' which returned 'from  Ski'gway yesterday afloruoo.j, had nearly   200   passongeri-   on'hoaru   wtien    she  left ,the  lirn'mon  nit  rht  of  majority   were  the   telegraph  em  the  Tie  ',-<v-  '.���������!1*"1  one  North".  .....     and   others     -.      ---     c--~.  Rjcoiislruotjon'company, who  debarked  at  " YiMvouvi'i".      lochulcd  among  those  for  Victoria    weio. (J.    i ������u!k-i>    ..i .!-=��������� i��������� i.    f't;-  (-������������������ii-i'ioV.  who hai< been working his inin-  ������������������'-'.������������������     'A'!:'!:     \\'    \V.   (rrinie.  from Allini   J. K. Devlin,'who has been  'i.,-. .   ,n-'    ������\'mi ���������   I'as-    railwa,".    al  'yAVli're Morse:.   W.   B. McMic'kinjr.- who  ha.-  heen  wurkiug'uii the telegraph lino;  and  P. "T.   Richardson,  of  the  uoitheni  ii'i.iil s-.u-vice. '  The telegraph party under A. -1.  Char'e&on, many'of wtiom were Freiicn-  Canadiaus. woi e landed at Vancouver,  t at' which port the steamer made a  ) spi-cial call, being rushed down from (he  unfinished line in order to have t  "luiC- ;n Quebec in time to vote ' at  approaching elections.  ���������f-cord-'-;   to   advee^  brought   h"  refrned .linemen, six  inches of ice  cr.     "ir> lakes al the Stikine head v,  they left.  'j he  northern   linemen  found  but  iy trace   of   the   historic   tran.-x-oniiuoin il  7- wire which   was  projected  and  aclually  i    begun   t'p   connect   North   America   with  Europe via Siberia.  very l.:p of a lofty ha'd  ni"!i-  Tologr-'ph   creek  they  tliscov-  tko or. surveyor's picKei,   \\..'-iit  ::_,'   tii..i    tmufjil    l-i  b-.'   a   P"-"l  a   1" ���������   of     I'll-   n!.!   i"i! ��������� ��������� ���������" ;-  i   f-cni:.  jf   v'li  lip  yo;iioiv,1'i"r',d.  ���������was so named on account of its connection with  the  old  line.  no , . .-,. i ;-. ,-,. .'.- of the s'>:itborn  end have r".vqi'--r.iJy i-n ;u-v > ��������� ��������� i '- \ r  mains ���������><��������� "-'v> i'-'erc-nii'ient-'l proji-fl.  Tn many places the wire is still up. and  -i\i������c litlit ..i.������ h.is ueen ca'isol by it.  Tree* of considerable size h-iv������ grown  up around the wire, and when llioy are  cut for tho new line lodge in the wiro  o-.^-r.     r>o    o'T1        Of       frnu'do. M'".  ��������� Charleson has a unique memento in the  V .s    injM  i).  a large birch tree  .   which had grown around and embedded  "Vine  wire during the many  years which  have passed since the line was .put up.  George White Eraser; who-. ha������ been  domnrkuig 'he interprovincial boundary  T>->' ������������������eon *>'rish Columbia, and the  Yukon, has completed his labor*, and in  companv v.-'t*' his wife is returning to  yif.(-,>!--'. On all of the hazardous joiir-  ^;.. i,"...,..^]-) the rrackl"������s Northwest  ,.Avilder'nors. Mrs. White Frazer accom-  p.    ��������� ..t   1-..V  husband.  Tho Ai.-nr reports that much snow has  r-n,-r> -r 'bo North. ��������� "Mur-h ice was run-,  ,-.... ;., <��������� T>,������lh--:'*vl Yukon, and it is  Lb ������������������ !���������'��������������������������� ".��������� will, bo frozen solid  'yi<,..-f> v--"j six inches r>r snow  ��������� "���������"!!!-��������� ���������vhile from Wrangel  ;'���������' '' > snow is said to be down  .-���������iter's- edge, and the bnvev  are covered  with  a   very  heavy  On the  tain  nea'  cred a est  from  ii ���������  mark iir.'  T-'legr.-i'i'  ,i  helii  ere no-v  on   V  norlhw.  1o   the  ranges  fall.  Capetown, Nov. i.���������-It transpired  to-day that a Boer commando cap-  tt red a British outpost of ninety  men in the vicinity of Gevena on  October 26th. The Boers afterwards held np a Cape Town mail  train, looted the carriages and passengers, destroyed the mails, set  fire to the train- and decamped on  +T-ip innrooeh of an armor d    train.  [j Not wishing to be hampered t1 y  Boers released the   pris oners   the  K cap!ured.  Te������?t5i 3Ia������iI.T.ti-.n.  Dr. TVHgiiot. of Paris, i.aa pa������>:t,ined  t%n inteiestiiiir accotins of the mutilation  of the teeth prac-ti'-ed by v;;ri<"xs sava^v-  tribes. One variety, vvhiolt- ifc c-iitily  _iet with on the coasts of Africa and the  went coast of New Guinea, consists of  ' the breaking of a portion of the iuci.sor  by means of a knife and-a piece of wood,  .Kid is performed between the ages of  'AVfsnly and twenty-five. Tlie custom of  axtraoting the two central incisors is  found in both' hemispheres. According  , 7,0 Zerate, it has been practiced, in Pei u  from time immemorial, where it is inflicted on conquered tribes as a shjn of  slavery. Iu Africa it has been observed  on the Congo, among'the Hottentots and  ' the Batosaa. Tho mutilation by'filing  has for .ts exclusive center the ilalarau  ArciMpelas?o, whence it has spread to the  adjoining islands. It is a religious act,  which is celebrated with great, festivities  .1. the ago of puberty, but this only \:y  ���������;he Mohammedans. The <iegroe and  character of this filintc vary with the  habits of family or caste." The operation  is performed by an expert, the Tulcang  nullum- (filer), by means of a chisel, threo  bricks, two files, a small saw, and a pair  ���������t,u. Jin?nippers, tlieinst-rumontsbe.'.ay  rubi.v il.wi'.h arsenic and lemon juice bo  lor,  neintr used.  ' 11'is the fashion among some tribes on  tho Senegal Eiver to extract the upper  temporary iiicisors in girls when quite  young and to manipulate the chin, so  that it is drawn forward and the lower  incisors aro made -to protrude eo as to  jvertap the upper lip. thus producing an  ���������iru-icial prognathism. In Indo-Ciiiun  ma Japan a girl on her marriage p.iints  'irir toeth with a black varnish. However, as t'us operation requires time and  money^ it is only practiced by/the wealthy class. Livingstone reported that  among' the, Ivaiirs a child whose upper  teeth erupted before the lower ones was  regarded as a monster and killed. On  fchti ITppijr Nfile the negroes Jiavo their  ripper incisors extracted, in order to  avoid being sold as slaves, becauso of  the Jo.ss of value brought about by this  mutilation. Among the Esquimaux, as  described by the Abbe Peri tat. in some  Tfiyions there e::i:',!;3 a ctujro:u ol trans  verseiy cutting o;:' the ,\v.;������'jr iul'isora  ih'e object, of tnis being,' accorumtr tc  looal tradition, to pi event tiie human  shin lookin:rlik^ rl,������* '">* ^ Iwr. ���������-iMar^t   0���������:   All chang-as ofadvs must be in by  noon on Mondays to insu e insertion.  HOME CROWN  rm i ������������������ -* '*" -  Fruit and Ornamtti'ital   .  Trees,   Roses,  Shrubs, Vines,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Pop Pali Planting.  8o,ooo, to Choose From  NO AGENTS nor commission to pay.  Orders dug in one day; you get io the  next. 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B, McLBO C  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc, Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  P  7 A  w  w  w  w  ���������FO'R.   -A-  WOMAN'  BY  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of "A "Woman's Love,"  '���������Woman   Against AVomarr,"  '���������Her Paiul Sin,* Etc.  "A I ways' at   your     .service.  ���������You've ��������� only.'to   call   out.   to  '���������Gritt.   and   V.   G.   is  at   your  <  "I trust  you ���������succeeded   in  .-ill  Mr.     S.  Yo:ul.i:n  'how."  vou de  sired. 1 trust yon will -succeed in everything you desire- Such is my fervent  tis]-ir:i'li<m���������my most ardent aspiration,  Mr.   S."'  "Then your most ardent aspiration  will he disappointed this time. 'We were  received like beggars, and shown out  like dogs, hut T will make the stuek-up  ���������old li.-i.ir pay  for :t."  "You;- surprise me, Squire! I'm com-  jiletely   thunderstruck!''  Mr. Scratton liked to he willed squire;  ������."j)oc7hilly it pleased him on the present  <���������(���������<���������.!:--u>!i. It was a halin to his wounded   vanity.  "So   w:is   1.     Why,   the   old   beldam  ci tiidn'i   have    boon     mo-re     high    nnd  irJghty   if   she'd   been  a'  queen!     You'd  ' have   thought   I   was  proposing   a   rob-  bi ry.   instead  of a  mnrriag-e."  "VHiflt   did  you  s'\y?"  "Nothing.      That -   what    vexes  TVe   all   sat   dumbfjnnded.     with  inorihs open like so many fly-traps;  before  wo   could  blurt out  a   word,  was gone!"  "D-d  you   see  the young  lady?"-   c  "So.  She  was  out riding  or walking;  ������������������at any rate we  didn't see  her."  "'P'r'aps she was attend-in,? on tho  .ydiing gentleman above stairs," suggested Verulam Gritt, his sly eyes fur-  Theiy wateii-ing the effect of each of his  wrrds   on   his   patron.  me.  our  and  s'he  on   vifoat     young   gentle-  "'Attonding  rmwi"  "'.Mr. Cyril Qrmsby, of Onnsby Towers- Ho is a guest at Oakwoo<ls at  pic.-fiir. said Verulam Grit I, quietly.  With a cry of genuine astonishment,  SWatton started to his toot, and tihen  ���������stood ?-tiring at his companion,'like one  ���������dnrhting the  evidence of his own  ears.  "Cyi-il Onnsby at Oakwoods? Im-  I������ 5 si hie!"  "He's been there for this month past.  I had it all but an hour ago from  (���������'rimes, who has just engaged as undev-  kocper, one of the., Oakwoods people discharged   by   Mr.   Da Hon."  V'e-rvdam    Grift   proceeded      to   relate  regarding   Mr.   Ormsby's   ac-  tJio   fact  cident.  To see the way that Daniel Scratton  p'ueked at the grizzled tuft under his  chin, was to wonder that he hadn't long  ������l}o.  plwked it  off.  "Befove the week it over, eve-ry tongue in Gat ford shall be clacking; and  my grand lady, with her stately airs, be  taught not to insult honest men .iuid  ilieir lawful wives when they honor her  ''Jiouse  by a .visit.'*  ' Yerulam   Gritt's   face     remained   ex-  'pressionless   during   all   this, excited  ut-  . '.tc-ranc* on the part of his patron, but Che  -chuckled   inwardly."  ..'.'"But how. was it you didn't, "heiur. of  "this young fellow's accident before? I  brought you down here to know every-  ."-th'ng that was.going on''within ten miles  ��������� artund."  "I think I dj my best,", was Mr.  ���������Gritt's more than modest '��������� reply'. "Bit,  . yon see, the Oakwoods people'' and the  .Scratton Park people don't hatch .their'  ' "'���������horses together, and there was little or  ' no . eb'iiuiHiiiKcat'iQn between the two  '.nouses."  '������������������   "We!!?" ���������-.���������".,������������������   '  "Then the Oakwoods people see'very  few visitors, and live a life of retirement; while I don't think there aire  it a If a dozen people in Gatford who  know that young Ormsby had returned  to pas* a few weeks at the Towers- I've  seen Dr. Cameron at least twenty times  ein'ce the accident occurred, and he  never  mentioned   it   to  me."  "Tihey would have called, in an ass."  broke in Scratton. "Who brought young  Onnsby to Oakwoods when he was  hv-rt'!"  "Silas  Goodeve."  "Curse that chap! What was the accident that brought the other young  ���������follow to  grief?"  "A   tumble   from   Gourlay's     Tower,  whore he had  clanihered   to  pluck some  llowers   for   the   young  lady."  "What young  lady?"  "Miss  Willoughby.  Dunks,  the  keeper  ���������the  'discharged   follow      that   I   took  on ".  "You did quite right." commented  St-ration. "Never neglect a discharged  si-rvant. You'must allow for exaggeration, hut you're sure to learn something"  "He has watched them for days and  weeks. There wasn't a day but they  .met."  "Are  you   sure  of   that?"  "Well, I've only Danks'   word for it."  "Yon   are   invaluable,   Gritt���������you   aire  ���������invaluable,"   Scratton   condescended,   at  Jast;  "and  my  revenge upon  these people is nearer  than   I  could have  hoped  for.    I must speak to that chap Danks.  He   has   seen   them���������the   girl   and   tihe  y< un_   man���������very   often   together,   you  say?     It   suits   my   purpose   to   stir   up  the old Gatford scandal, and set all tihe  idle tongues wagging, as they did fifteen  :years ago;   I  will     teach     these  people  ���������what   it   is   to   insult   Daniel   Saratton;  and   they   shall   repent   their  treatment  ���������of me this day in sack cloth and ashes.  Where  is   that   man  Danks?"  "In my private room. I thought you  might like to see him."  "Does  he   drink?"  "He wus discharged from Oakwoods  for drunkenness. He's a -dull, sullen  fellow; and to make him speak, his  f��������� ng'ie must be oiled with liquor. Shall  I   fetch-, him?"  "Yes."  Verulam Gritt bowed -deferentially,  doited a keen but furtive glance at his  pi'tron from beneath-his drooping eyelids, and took, himself out of the room.  "No secrets from me!" he muttered,  as he descended the stairs- "You were  nearer tlie'.truth than you thought when  you said that, Mr. Scratton. You pay  me to serve your purpose, and I serve  it till some one pays me better. We've  worked together for very many years:  but  business, is  business,   after ail."  CHAPTER XXIX.  OTHKR FKIKNDS INT COUXCIL.  From the long lapse of years, Cordelia Fancourt had begun to look back  at tho sad, sad past as through a mist,  till all 'grew dim nnd indistinct, like  the figures in a dream; but a coarse,  cruel hand,.���������tears the veil aside, and all  the horror is clear as a thing of yesterday.  She had another interview with Cyril  Ormsby���������a      painful ,,   interview,      with  tears on both sides;  fox the story    the  p: or lady  was  compelled  to  tell   struck  'the. young man to the heart.  -  Tie saw the cruelty of- the situation.  To stay in the house one minute longer  (ban he was able to drag himself away  was  impossible.  He would go; yes, he would go; but  still not without hope- There was a  terrible accusation, but with no positive  proof- There was an awful mystery,  but a mystery which, by,ceaseless effort.  he might pierce.  It was a labor of duty; it was a labor  of lovo; and to that labor he would devote his  life.  So   Cyril   Ormsby   quitted   Oakwoods,  and  with   these  parting  words  to   Miss  Fancourt:  "T  have  but one lovo  in the  world, and that is the love I bear Miss  Willoughby.   The   obstacles  that   separate us I will  endeavor to  remove; but  1   will   not.   because   I   cannot,   promise  that  I   will   see   her  no   more-     "Let   !t  be   sullicient,   Miss     Fancourt,     that  I  pledge  my  honor   never  to   repay   your  kindness to  me by ingratitude-"  - And  so  Cyril  Ormsby left the  house  that had    sheltered    him,     no     lonigex  wounded in body but Lacerated in heart.  He had decided  to  go  to London at  once,   to  see   his  iate  father's  solicitors  and   agents.     From   them,   armed   with  the   kno.vledge   he   now     possessed, he  would,  he must,  hear the entire  story,  without the omission of a single detail.  "The  scandal   is  heavy,"     Miss  Fan-  cMirt had'said;  "but nothing can shake  me in my belief���������my full and entire belief   in   my   sister's  innocence.".,  Mr. Cyril Ormsby," said Jane Steer,  as, with tears streaming down hev  c-heeks, she pressed his hand in sad  farewell���������"credit nothing you may hea<r  against the honor of your father, or the  fair fame of my lady. Before that fatal  night, Lady Willoughby had not even  seen,, your father since her marriage;  of that I am sure. It was under some  terrible pressure of circumstances that  she saw him then. What the mystery  is, what that pressure was, it is jour,  duty to discover. Your father's good  n-iune, your own���������for the orinie of the  father disgraces the son���������my lady's  .honor, and Miss Maud's happiness, alike  depend upon yo-ur success-.  A chance observation of Miss Fan-  c-urt's had awakened, hope in Cyril's  heart; that hope he had communicated  to no one as yet. The clew;-.-if clew it  was, was of the very slightest; yet the  merest thread, ere now, has-led in safety out of a labyrinth of darkness and  dcubt.  The evening of the day that witness-.,  ed the  lovers', interview  and  leave-taking under the lime trees,  Cyril Ormsby  started for London-  <T������ W continued.)  STAGE GLINTS.  Robert Mantell is In Europe.  Quiller-Couch. or "Q," the novelist,  has written a farce.  Mrs. Thomas Jefferson, who has been  very ill with typhoid fever, is recovering.  Hilda Clark has been engaged for  prima donna of the Bostoniaus next  season.  A version of "Prince Otto," prepared  by T. B. Thalberg. was recently acted  in Glasgow.  Sir Henry Irving and Ellen Terry  are giving a most successful revival of  "Olivia" at the London Lyceum.  A granite column 20 feet high has  been erected over tbe grave of the late  Bortley Campbell, in St. Mary's cemetery, Pittsburg.  Mme. Ada Adinl, who is achieving  tame as one of tbe most ideal Brun-  bildes of ,the European stage, is an  American' by birth.  Florence St. John is soon to reappear  in London after several years of retirement. She will sing the part of  the plaintiff in "Trial by Jury."  Beerbohm Tree, who has frequently  appeared as Iago in scenes from  "Othello," but never in the title role,  is to take that part in a London charity  matinee.  Frederick W. Si'cox, 70 years of age,  made his first appearance as an actor  at Denver the other week in Nat C.  Goodwin's company, playing a little  part in "When We Were Twenty-one."  FOLLOWED. BY  PICTURE EYES.  From  the Wall  the  Gaze  Seemed to  Follow Witli Livinsf Lifflit.  "I saw a clever window lithograph the  , other day," said a New Orleans physician, "which represented a soldier with a  knapsack ou his back and a gun at his  shoulder pointed straight ahead. Of  course the .weapon was so foreshortened  that all ybu could see of it was the metallic circle of the muzzle, and it seemed to  be. aimed directly at the '���������speaker;-. No  matter in what direction you moved you  were still apparently 'covered.' The  same optical illusion was employed some  time ago by a famous detective agency,  which sent out large photographs of a  highwayman holding a cocked revolver in  his outstretched hand. The yawning  muzzle followed one about the-room in a  way that was distinctly disquieting, and-  these two clever trick advertisements remind me of a curious case I once encountered; in my practice'.  "I was called in some years since to see'  a lady who was suffering from an obscure  nervous trouble that for awhile completely baillcd diagnosis. She had lost her  husband a few months before, and, knowing the couple to hirve.'beeu deeply attached, I thought at first that brooding  over her affliction had induced incipient  melancholia. It was by no means a typical ease, of melancholia, however, and  finally, after much questioning, she confessed to me that she was suffering from  ah extraordinary; hallucination and was  in mortal dread of becoming insane. ,She  said she had recently had an artist paint  a large oil portrait of her husband, and  whenever she entered the parlor where it  hung the eyes turned in their sockets and  looked at her.  "I went down stairs at once to inspect  the picture, and, just as I anticipated, I  found that the painter had introduced the  trick effect which I have described. No  matter where' I stood' the gaze of the  painted face seemed to be fastened directly upon me. . Nfwct day I called again  and brought with me an artist friend,  whom-'I left in the parlor while I went  up stairs to see .my patient. Presently I  suggested that we go down and look at  the painting together. She-consented reluctantly, but as soon as'she saw it she  drew a deep breath of relief. It no longer stared fixedly at her. While he was  left alone the artist had painted in two  little spots of light that gave the eyes an  entirely different direction."���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  HE  DROWNED THE  BUFFALO.  A COSTLY  TOOTHBRUSH.  And   Yet   She   Boxiprht   It   at   ������   Great  Bargain  Sale.  "And so you really believe your shopping .expeditions���������I mean particularly  your ones to the special sales���������are in a  strict line, with economy?" he asked as  he settled .back in the chair aud watched  her.  "Of course," she answered, smoothing  out' the folds in her dress, "of course  they are. Didn't I buy a 50 cent toothbrush yesterday for 39 cents?"  "You saved exactly 11 cents," he'said  after a pause. "But now let us look at  this matter in all its lights. As I said,  you saved 11 cents. But we will commence at the beginning. You push your  way into the crowded store. You see the  special sale counter and tight your way  to it, make your purchases and are happy. Your hair is mussed, 3'our skirt is  torn in"two or three places and entirely  disarranged when you finally' get your  change and board the car. When you get  home, you.are cross, to the baiiy and the  servant, and you go to bed with a bad  taste in your mouth. In the morning you,  are tired, aching and; sore. Then you  vent your spite on me,, and all for 11  centsl" ,'���������������������������'<  "But 11 cents saved is 11 cents earned," she exclaimed triumphantly.  "True," he said, "but what do you  need with another toothbrush? I believe  I have noticed several around the house.".  She looked bewildered for a moment.  "I thought perhaps you would heed it,"  she explained.  He laughed.  "Perhaps I  will���������some day.    But just  at'the present time I am also well supplied."    : ;  His words -were becoming, cruel, and  her lips were quivering. He knew it and  approached her. Then she cried. Her  head was on his shoulder.  "Don't mind me, dear," he said. "I'm  a brute. Shop wherever you please. Buy  all the toothbrushes you wish"���������  Bu������ her subchoked voice interrupted.  "It isn't that." she sobbed, "but. oh,  Jack. I just remembered that I left my  pockethook at the store!"  He smiled again.���������Indianapolis Sun.  Hist Railroad  Prisa.  The following is the history of a railroad pass which, if true, is very, good of  its kind. When R. N.Kico. who was afterward president of the Michigan Central  railroad, was the general manager of the  New York Central, he received by mail  an expired pass, across the back of which  the holder'had written in red ink:  Bless my stars!    No more on tlie curs  Asa deadhead I'll ride on tlie rail.  Unless Mr. Rice should take my advice  And send me a pass by the mail.  Without   a    moment's    hesitation  Rice turned the pass over and traced  red ink on its face the following:  The conductor will pass this bundle of gas  From Julv till the middle of Lent;  Like any other deadhead, without paying a red.  Let him ride to his heart's content.  The pass was never taken up and is today  kept in "the family of the holder.���������  Troy Times.  *  Jenlonsy.  "He's so jealous of her!"  "Yes;    he   won't,   "ven   Jet  her  hold   a  hymn book."  A Texas Stockmani������������  Story oi an Experience In the Little Arkansas.  A group of cattlemen at the live stock  convention at Bl Reno were talking  about the skill of Oklahoma cowboys in  throwing the lariat when R. E. Word,  Sr.,'whose home is at Higgins, Tex., but  whose cattle are mostly- in Oklahoma,  said: "I had an experience roping when  I was a young man which put me through  a lively gait. As a Texan who had followed the range all his life, I felt that  there was not a broncho on top of the  ground that could throw me and nothing  on'four legs that I couldn't rope and tie.  In the Hummer of 1871 I was on the Little Arkansas river about five miles south  of Wichita, Kan. I had a splendid horse,  trained for the range and almost as intelligent as a man. One afternoon I  came suddenly upon five big buffalo bulls  that; had wandered away from the main  herd. I pulled my, pistol, killed one of  them and, not having time to reload, decided to rope one. Shortly afterward I  found myself with a big job on'ray hands.  "At the first throw my rope dropped  around the old bull's horns. Now, when'  a buffalo makes 'up his mind to go anywhere in a rush he travels in a straight  line. You may be able to turn him a  little, but in the main he will keep his  course. That was what this bull did.  Me headed toward the Little Arkansas,  with the evident intention of crossing it.  My horse, always fearless when handling  cattle, was timid when in close quarters  with a buffalo, and, I ..was unable to check  the bull, who soon had me going south at  a lively clip. I was becoming of the opinion that the only way out of my trouble  was to cut my rope and let the bull carry  it off. ,  ,, "The Little Arkansas is narrow" in  places, while at no great distance away  will be found pools four and five feet  deep and from 25 to 40 feet wide. The  bull, rushed headlong into one of these  pools. The opposite bank was perpendicular and about a foot and a half above  the water. Taking in the situation quickly, I saw that I could run out my rope  far enough to'enable my horse to cross at  a narrow, shallow place. He jumped  across, in fact, ahead of the bull, which  had to wade. My horse had to keep going and jerked the rope, taut just as the  bull started to climb up the bank. The  jerk pulled the bull's nose into the water  and bis shaggy head against the perpendicular bank. He made a great uproar,  but my horse held him there as in a vise.  Strange as it may seem, I succeeded in  keeping that . bull's nose under water  until he drowned. I always regarded this  as my most brilliant feat of roping."���������Ok-,  lahorna Cor. in Kansas City Star. ���������  '-���������  subjects of conversation with her callers  is sj'ndicating her sorrows.���������^'Kingship of  Self Control." ., ' '  Too Frank.  A clothing merchant in lower Broadway had a big lot of suits of clothes that  he had bought at a bargain, and by put-  i ting a price of $15 on  each he thought  they would sell rapidly, for they were of  ���������: exceptionally good value for the money.  j He put one of the suits on a form and  j set it in front of his store,  with a sign  l about its neck  which  one of his smart  , clerks  had   painted  on  a  piece of card-  ' board.    This announced the price.    Then  he and his clerks prepared to do a rushing business.  The hours passed on, and no one came  in to buy the suits. This caused the merchant to wonder, and at length he determined to go out and take a look at the  sample suit and the sign. , This is what  he found on the sign: "These,Suits $15.  They Won't Last Long." Pedestrians  passing'by saw the sign and smiled at its  frankness.  The merchant tore the sign from the  suit, and the clerk who designed it started out to look for another job.���������New  York Mall and Express.  PEOPLE   WHO   SYNDICATE   SORROW.  Not   Apt   to   Be   Popnlar   With   Their  Fellow Men.  The most selfish man in the 'world ia  the one who.is most'unselfish���������with his  sorrows. , He does not leave a single misery of his untold to -j'ou or unsuffered by  you. He gives you all of them. The  world becomes to him a syndicate formed to take stock in his private .cares,  worries and , trials. His mistake is ui  forming a syndicate; he should organize  a trust aud control it all himself; then  he could keep every one from getting any  of his misery.  Autobiography constitutes a large part  of the conversation of some people. It is  not really conversation���������it is an uninteresting monologue. These people study  their individual lives with a microscope,  and then they throw an enlarged view of  their miseries on a screen arid..lecture on  them as a stereopticon man discourses on  the microbes in a drop of water. They  tell you that they "did not sleep a wink  all night;" they "heard.the clock strike  every quarter of an hour." Now. there  is no real cause for thus boasting of insomnia. It requires no peculiar talent-  even though it does come only to. wide  awake people.  If you ask such a man how he is feeling, he will trace the whole genealogy of  his present condition down from the time  he had the grip four years ago. You  hope for a word; he gives you a treatise.  You asked for a sentence; he delivers an  encyclopedia. His motto is, "Every man  his own Boswell." He is syndicating his  sorrows. \  The woman who makes her trials with  her children, her troubles with her servants, her difficulties with her family, the  The Jap*' Inner Circle.  The Japan Daily Mail said recently:.  To eat with chopsticks and sit on mats,  and wear big sleeved coats do not bring  a man any nearer to genuine iutimfite  intercourse with the Japanese people.  The language is also needed. Yet, even  when the language is added, something  still remains to be achieved, and what  that something is we have, never been  able to discover, though we have been  considering the subject for 33 years. No  .foreigner has ever succeeded in being  admitted to the inner circle of Japanese  intercourse.  Bad Bargain.  Mr. Slummer���������Your story is not a very  plausible one.  Street Beggar (anxiously)���������D'ye t'ink  I'm stuck', mister? I paid Pete de Poet  $2 fer writin me dat string of talk.���������  Brooklyn Life.  Talking of forestry encouragement, hardly is there a cut down tree that does not  furnish a stump speaker in its favor.���������  Philadelphia Times.  It takes a successful artist to draw  large bank check.���������Chicago News.  a.  GENIUS AND  FOOD.  Wagner was a highly practical feeder aud ate very fast, placing his food  in his mouth and gulping it down while  he talked.  Zola would not take honors as a  gourmet. He employs a good cook, but  eats sparingly himself and is^-careful  as to wines. His dinners are daintily  served.  Napoleon III had a "porcine" side to  ��������� his nature. He was rather a glutton,  and the pictorial promiscuity of bis salon quite horrified English visitors who  enjoyed his hospitality.  Charles Reade could not bo induced  to taste mackerel. He shirked beef  and never tasted soup, beer and fatty  dishes. He was fond of mutton and  baked apples. He hated to get into  evening dress for dinner.  Rossini never ate any breakfast, and  frivolous critics say this is why he  never wrote ser!ou������ music. At a banquet given by Napoleon III Rossini ate  twice of the Italian spaghetti and demolished his portions with gusto. ���������  Yon   Bet!  They used to sing some time ago  A rather pUintive song,  "Man wants but. little here below,   :  Nor wants that  little long,"  But nowadays the song is set  With music to the rhyme,  "Man wants as much as he can get  And wants it all the time."  ���������Tit-Bit*. ;���������;  '-.'���������'   Too Ready.  "I wonder why the Swellers have quit  inviting us to their parties?"  "I suppose it w������s because we always  went."  IF THE LIVER IS DERA  There is Sallow Complexion, Fulness About the  Stomach and Pains in the Shoulders and Back ���������  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills Act Promptly and  Directly on the Liver.  Mr.  in  The Untried Ways.  Tlie man who fears to take the way  N'o other took before  Sits mourning, at the Hose of day,  The chance that- <-omps no m"r������.  An Irritating Retort.  "Can you tell a dog that's mad?"  "Tell   him    what?"    "  By a careful consideration of the following symptoms you can deoide for  yourself if yonr liver is torpid and inactive. The liver is the largest organ  connected with tbe digestive system,  and as a filterer of bile from the blood  is to a very large extent responsible for  the health of the whole body.  A sense of fullness and oppression  about the stomach, a pale, sallow complexion and pain in the shoulders and  back are among the first indications of  a disordered liver.  Then there comes   indigestion, wind  pared was perfected by the doctor in  his immense practice and has proven  the greatest liver regulator ever discovered. It, acts directly and promptly on the liver, making it active and  vigorous as a filtering organ. At the  same time it regulates and tones tip  the kidneys and bowels aud gets the  whole filtering and excretory system  iu healthy working order.  Notwithstanding  the   fame   of Dr.  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills throughout  this continent, you   will  never   fully  _       _ __ _ realize and appreciate their value until  on "the stomach, headacheT coated ton-j y������u have actually used them, and only  gue,    a   bitter  taste in the mouth, depression of spirits and despondency.  The   bowels   become   irregular  and  constipation   and   looseness alternate.  The bile left in the blood by   an  inac  tive liver poisons tbe blood   and causes  liver spots, blotches and pimples.  So great is the influence of the liver  over the health of other organs that  physicians have called the liver the  governor or controller of the body.  The prescription from which Dr.  Chase's Kiduty-Liver   Pills   are   pre-  then  can   you fully understand  why  they have such an enormous sale.  In these days of experimenting with  all sorts of new untried remedies, appliances and treatment it is a comfort  and pleasure to know that you can turn  to this prescription of Dr. A. W. Chase  and find in it a safe and certain cure  for the many dangerous and complicated disorders of the liver, kidneys and  bowels. Dr. Chases' Kidney-Liver  Pills, one pill a dose, 25 cents a box, at  dealers, or Bdmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  (  1  1 b  w  [ip  lo  1  I:  A  CRY  FOR WORK.  God,' give' me work!    To thee I cry.  The busy millions pass me by;  They have no. need for such as 1.  0 God,of life, hast ','thou no need for me?  Worthless to them, have I no worth to thee? ���������  ���������  Not of thy children and yet doomed to bel  1 cry to thee!   Dear eyes upon me gaze,  Dear loving eyes that slow with hunger craze.  O Father God, a father to thee prays!  To work, only to work, with hand or brain.  In sweat of brow, .with labor's toil and stain.  The worker has his joy for every pain.  See, Lord,,the useless hands are raised'on high;  From out despairing hearts is wrung the cry;  Oh, listen ye, forever passing by I  ���������Charlotte Elizabeth Wells in Outlook.  0A0A0A0A0A0A0oAoAoAoAoAoAo  1 THE MADNESS OF LOVL i  o  o  o  ���������  o  oToToToToyoVo ofoYofoVoyoVo  ^ ,How a Physician Saved a "Life In  O  an Unprofessional Way.  It was springtime'and noonday, and  the soft breath of the year seemed la:  den with fragrant promises of bloom  and color, while over the woods was  stealings fairylike mantle of,green.  -  On such a day and in such a scene  as this Evangeline Rohan felt as  though the world should hold nothing  of strife or pain or ugliness; indeed,  the particular world in which - she  moved and breathed and bad her being  held little but the surface knowledge  that such things existed, for fate had  favored Evangeline and, not 'content  with bestowing on her beauty of, per  son and mind, had dowered ber with  the great gift of song in its divine perfection.  Now she sauntered down the winding" pathway that led from ber castle  terrace to the copse beneath.  A man, following her with hesitating  steps, .as though be feared a repulse if  be presented himself too suddenly, took  courage to approach when .the trees  veiled them from the castle windows.  and,'though she made him welcome by  neither word nor sign, walked -at her  side until the whim seized her to seiu  herself on a bank and search for the  desultory flowers that were beginn:::.u  to peep here, and there.  - .-It was at this moment that a visitor  who had driven up to the-castle in' i\p  dogcart descended and asked for Mile  Rohan. ,/,,���������* ���������  *~ "I am afraid shells unable to see any  ope ..this morning." said the but lor:  "she is resting for, tonight." , '  Dr' Harrowden-kuit his brows in perplexity.   He remembered that the sing  er had generously offered to' throw  open her castle to\the public on that  'night and to give the first entertainment in her new theater for the benefit  of a fund for wounded soldiers.  ' All the ..country were clamoring for  -tickets. Fabulous prices had been paid  even for standing room, and report  said' the diva, having spared no pains  or expense to make the occasion a  success,, was about to eclipse herself in  a new part, specially written and composed for her, iu au operatic adaptation  of ''Othello."  "The matter Is a very urgent one,"  said Dr; Harrowden. after a pause. "1  have a request to' make of Mile. Rohan  that can only be made personally. If  you will risk her displeasure and allow  me to make my way to her, I will take  all the blame. I may say it is a question almost of life and death."  The man. who knew Dr. Harrowden  as one whose reputation, even in a village practice, gave weight to his words,  yielded and, telling him that mademoiselle had taken the path toward the  copse, led him ttirough the conserva  tory and directed him to the shortest  '/way. ���������    . .    '  He came so,suddenly upon the little  clearing where Evangeline was that  neither she nor ber companion perceived him. She .was standing up. a singular look ou her beautiful face, which  was bereft of its usual color, aud both  her bands were stretched out before  her as though to ward off something  that she dreaded and that yet fascinated her.  His face, a dark eyed, brown skinned  one. with something in Its southern intensity that marred its handsomeness,  must have worn a threatening expression, for she recoiled with a little cry  of alarm and, turning, saw Dr. Harrowden as he stepped toward her.  "Ah, doctor," she said, a little shaken still, but smiling, "it is a long time  since I have seen you. which speaks  well for my health, though not for my  hospitality. But you are, coming tonight, I hope?" ,���������'...'  "You have asked me to the castle  most kindly," he answered quietly,  "but I am a busy man. as you know,  mademoiselle, and have to deny myself  many pleasures. I have ventured to  intrude on you, for which you must  please lay the blame solely on me, because I have a little patient down there  in the village whose recovery seems to  depend entirely on you."  "On me!"  "My patient is a little child who has  been at death's door through fever and  whose one desire, night aud day, has  been to hear you sing. We thought it  a delirious fancy that would pass, but  it seems that, had she been well, she  was to have come up to the castle one  day, when you sang to the villagers  and that s?Te lost her chance through  this illness. She raves and weeps alternately and will not sleep, begging  always to be taken to you so that she  might ask you to sing one little song to  her."    .    ��������� '     ���������     ,.  "Where is she? Take me to her, doctor, and I will sing to her at once."  Half an hour later, with all her soul  in her exquisite voice, she was standing in the cottage singing a song of  life and love to, the bewildered villagers, while the sick child, propped up  by pillows to hear the desire of her  honrt. cried out that it was an angel  who" had come in answer to her prayers.  *        f     ���������  *        *.      *        *        *  It was midnight, 12 hours since Eva  had charmed away the shadow of  death from the .village home, and she  was holding a great assembly hushed  and spellbound, while ber voice, no  longer softened and subdued, rang  with all its glorious power through the  large opera hall which she had lately  added to her castle. ��������� -  It was the moment of her crowning  triumph, the moment when Desdemo-  na, realizing to the full her danger and  the inflexible purpose of Othello, transformed by jealousy into a murderer,  ceases to plead for her life and instead  proudly and passionately declares her  innocence.  Count Devas, the Italian singer who  had already. won-' universal applause  for his wonderful rendering of Othello,  faced her, the madness of rage that  was consuming him portraj-ed vividly  in every feature of his face, in every  movement of his tense, nervous fingers.  ��������� There was silence, intense, dead silence, for an instant as Eva's last note  died away, and then; as she covered  her' e3Tes with her hands, the count,  with one swift step', was at her side,  pressing with ruthless hands the cushion on her upturned face, and the curtain began slowly to descend on the  death scene.  An electric thrill ran through the audience, the horror and despair of the  tragedy before them, seemed suddenly  real and tangible, the scream, strangled in its birth, that came from the  beautiful-singer seemed an appeal to  them for help, and then an amazing  thing occurred. \    <���������-  I felt sure he meant mischief. It seems  almost as if the child had second sight:  but these coincidences do occur sometimes."    ' '  "And still," said Eva. "it is to you 1  owe my life. You risked - yours for  mine.   Oh, tell me how to thank you!"  "I dare ask nothing," he said, "since  I dare not ask too much."  And they were both silent.  But in their silence- a hope and a  promise lay. And there are some who  say that the most beautiful singer of  the day will exercise the prerogative  that her pre-eminence gives to her and  will make a romantic marriage entirely for her.���������Penny Pictorial Magazine  The Way Humorists Do.  "Oh. James, here's an account of a  hen who laid five' eggs in one day."  "Well, maybe she was getting ahead  with her wort- so sJie could take a vacation."  college professor, "there is one very  fortunate circumstance which has protected them almost entirely from spoliation by the Indians. It is currently  believed by 'the natives all through  that part of the country that the ruins  are haunted and that, devils will carry  away anybody who attempts to molest  them. This superstition 'has been encouraged by explorers and is a better  safeguard than a picket of soldiers."  CHIVALRY OF SAVAGES.  He Tenri It Off.  First Office Boy���������Do you ever git to  take a day off?       . .  Second Office Boy���������Naw; only when  I fixes de calendar hade office.���������Baltimore American.  In tbe excitement of the scene no one  had noticed the sudden arrival in the  hall of Dr. Harrowden, who, pale and  breathless, stood watching the descent  of the curtain, until, apparently overpowered by impulse, he ran up the hall.,  leaped up to the stage and, springing  across the footlights, threw himself  upon tbe count..  In the desperate struggle that ensued",  momentary as it was. before the paralyzed onlookers rushed to separate the  combatants, no one noticed that*Eva  herself had not moved and lay still  under the cushions.  There was,the flash of a knife, an  exclamation from Dr. Harrowden, and  then, asN he dropped, stabbed in the  shoulder, a dozen bands were on the  count, and. though he fought with the  limitless strength of a madman,- he  was overpowered at last by numbers  and carried off the stage, bound and  helpless.  Dr. Harrowden. whose faintness was  only temporary, had risen already and.  disregarding the help offered him, hurried to the couch and raised the  cushions. *  Eva lay there insensible, with the  marks on her white neck where the  count's fingers had gone near to suffocating her.  Dr. Harrowden bent and laid his ear  to her lips and heart.  "She is not dead," be said briefly.  "Carry ber to her room. I will attend  to her."  Wondering exclamations broke out  on all sides. What had happened? Had  the count really attempted Eva's life?  ���������How had the doctor been aware of her  danger? and a thousand other questions and surmises. Later, when Eva,  very weak and ill, had recovered con  sciousness. she told the story of the  count's strange, wild love for her. an  infatuation which had seized him when  they first met in the opera house at  Milan, of ber inability to shake off the  influence which he exercised over her  in spite of her dread and dislike of him.  of his appearance at the castle when  she was arranging the cast of "Othello." and Imperious demand to be allowed to remain there and to play the  title role.  ������.*'���������*        *        *        ���������        *  "How can I ever thank you enough?"  she said to Dr. Harrowden when, after  many days of suffering from the  count's stiletto wound, be came, at  hor-'request to see her. "It was a miracle that you should have saved me as  you did. A moment longer, and it  would have been too late. How did  3'ou guess that his acting was reality?"  "The thanks are due really to yourself," he said gently. "Your kindness  in singing to that poor little child was  the cause of your preservation. I went  to see ber that evening and found her  just awakened from a strange dream  of you, which had left the impression  on her mind that you were in danger.  'The beautiful lady with the angel's  voice,' she called you. She would not  be comforted until I promised to go up  to the castle and assure myself that no  harm threatened you. Her persistence  gave me a touch of anxiety, and it  came to me with a sort of intuition as  I watched the count that he was mad. '  4.-.. ��������� ,  MUtakea In  Christening.  At Rams'bury Manor. England, there  ,once resided a poulterer's family of the  name of Duck. The third son was to  be christened, and tbe mother wanted  the name to be William. Just before  starting for church the nurse, ran up  stairs to the father, who was laid up  with gout, to tell him they were off.  "What be going to call un, nurse?"  "Missus says it's to be William," was  the reply. "William be blowed!" said  the invalid. "Call un plain Bill;" In  accordance with these laconic Instructions the nurse.gave the name of Plain-  bill to the clergyman, and the infant  was christened accordingly.  Id an even' funnier way is the queer  Christian name of Mr. Ono Tichiner of  Peckham accounted, for. When his  parents and sponsors arrived at the  church, his name had not been settled  upon, and when the clergyman said,  "Name this child.".one of the friends  said "John," and another said "Oh,  no!" moaning not John, and. as no one  else spoke, the clergyman thought that  was to be his name and baptized him  Ono. The full account of the baptism  is contained in Blanch's "History of  Camberwell."  A clergyman's son ..vouches for the  following: "My father was baptizing a  -boy of G years of age. The names given were Benjamin Joseph. After the  ^ceremony he said to the boy, 'You have  two very good names, and you ought  to be a good boy; How did you come  by them?' 'Please; sir,' said the boy.  'we was twins,'and the other died!' "   -  1 Gem of London Humor.  "  "Well, goodby. Mr. Green.   It was so  nice of you  to come.    It does  father  such, a lot of good to have some one to  talk to."  "I was delighted to .come. Miss  Brown, but I'm afraid I'm not much  of a conversationalist."  "My dear Mr. Green, don't let that  trouble you. Father's Ideal listener is  an absolute idiot, with no conversation  whatever, and I know he has enjoyed  himself tremendously tonight!"���������London Punch.  Didn't Know Dore.  ' In discussing the want of comprehension of one branch of art for another Mr. Sutherland Edwards says,that  when Gustave Doro began to illustrate  the "Idylls of the King" Tennyson did  hot even know him by name,  "I wonder what they are going to do  with my 'Idylls' next." he said to a  friend. "They have now got a man  called 'Dore' (without the accent) to illustrate them."  There is a basis for the claim, of the  epicure that he can distinguish' between American made and French or-  Italian made macaroni, spaghetti, vermicelli, houilles. etc. The Italian and  French makers employ in their manufacture a special bard wheat grown  only in Taganrog, Russia.  POWER OF IMAGINATION-  Easy For Him.  "You'understand, of course," pursued  the lawyer, "what is meant by a 'preponderance of evidence?' "  "Yes. sir," replied the man whom be  was examining with reference to his  qualifications as a juror.  "Let me have your idea of it, if you  please."  "I understand it. I tell you."  "Well, what is it?"  "Why.     anybody     can     understand  that."  "I would like to have your definition  of it."  "1 know what- it is. all right. When  T tell you I know what a thing is, 1  know it. That's all there is about  that."  "Well, what was the question I asked  you?"  "You ought to know what that was.  If you've forgot, your own questions,  don't try'.to get n>e to remember them  for you."  "I don't, want to hear any more of  that kind of talk," interposed the Court.  "Answer the. questions addressed to  you by the counsel."  "Judge. I did. He asked me if I  knew what it was. and I said I did."  "Are you sure you understand what  is meant by'the term 'preponderance of  evidence7" " ,  "Of course I am. judge."  "Well, let us hear your idea of it."  "It's evidence previously 'pondered."  flfo Time to  "iVasle.  "I'm    a    business    man."    he    said  brusquely, "ami I've no time to waste.  I want  to marry your daughter.    Can  I have ber?"  . The merchant gasped.  "You seem to be in a good deal of a  hurry." he. suggested.  "I am," replied the suitor. "As I told  you. I am a business man. I made up  my mind that I wanted a wife, and I  started out to get one. I've secured  the refusal of two girls this morning,  but my option expires in 24 hours, and  If I can't have your daughter I want to  close with one of them before it's too  late.    Do I get her?"  "No."  "Good. There's nothing like having  a clear understanding. One of the others lives in the next block, and the  other is half a mile away. I'll take the  nearest,' save a good ten minutes of  valuable time and get back to my desk  in time to look over the late mail.  There's no use letting the minor affairs  of life encroach o������ on^'o ^"^'ness.'  Good day, sir."  A Curious Assertion   Made by an Old Sea  Captain.  "Fear of starvation will kill a n:an  many   times   quicker  than  starvation;  itself," -said  an   old   deep-water   captain ,to   a.   New   Orleans  Times-pern-  ocrat reporter.     "I've seen that proven  more  than  once  at  sea. '  Back  in  'S6,   to   give  you   an  illustration,   , I  was first oflicer on a ship going from  'Frisco     to       San   Salvador.'      Down  about latitude lo we picked up eight  men   in   a   boat.     They  came   off   the  Liverpool  tramp   Scipio,   bound  from  Japan  to  New   York,   and it  seemed,  from -what      they  told'us,   th���������t her  boiler  had  exploded   when  they  were  somewhere   ofi  the Revilla-Uigedo   Islands. Anyhow,   it  blew  the  daylights  out   of' the   old  tub  and  these  men had all they could do to-get off  before     .she  sank. '   The     others     on  board, went   down .with   the   wreck.  Of  course  they had  no  time  to  provision,      and    what   little  food   they  were able  to   snatch  up  as   they "left  van   out   on   the   second   day.      Altogether they had  been afloat five days  when we picked  them up,  three days  withoat food  of any kind,  and every  man   in   the  party  looked  to   be     on  the actual  verge  of starvation.  They  had      passed   through   a  horrible  ordeal,   to   be  sure,   but  they   were   all  big. husky fellows,  and the length of  time they had been without food did  not  begin   to   account  for  their  famished   appearance.     Their  checks   had  fallen in, their eyes were hollow, ana  they  were  so  weak  they  could  hardly  get  aboard..    That  wasn't  caused  by      hunger      but by  fear of hunger.  They  were   all   rough,   ill iterate  sailors  except   one, .'who  had   been  mate  nnd      was  rather  a "superior .'sort  of  man.         I noticed that he was much  less''.aJTectcd   by   the   experience.'than  the others, although he was the smallest and'frailest  of the crowd,  physically.     I accounted for his condition  on the ground that he. was. a man of  more      moral   fortitude  and   did   not  allow himself to give way to despair.  Since     then  I  have seen professional  tasters  who  go  without eating far a  month      at a stretch  and suffer      no  great discomfort.   .If they were in an  open boat,  with  the  chances  o'f ���������'rescue  one   to   a   thousand,   they.-would  starve  to  death   in  less  than   a  third  of that  time.'.'    '-."  New     Zealand     Aborigines      Supply  Their Enemies With Food.  We are accustomed to speak of the humane and chivalrous manner in which  modern fighting is carried on and to congratulate ourselves upon the advauco  which has been' made in this respect.  But is this advance as great and as  real as we imagine? For example, how  do our present day customs of war compare with the old time fighting methods  of the Maoris, the natives of New Zealand? It will surprise a good many peo-,  ,ple to hear that when ii band of Maori  warriors was going to fight the warriors  of another tribe it was not unusual for  the numbers it was proposed-to place in  the field to be communicated to the enemy. Moreover, one side often provided  the other with arms and provisions, so  that the enemy might not be placed at  too groat a disadvantage.  Here are a few stories which illustrate  the generosity which the- Maoris of former days displayed toward their enemies.  A chief was asked why, when on a certain occasion he had command of tho  road, he did not, attack the ammunition  and provision trains of the'English. The  Maori, utterly astonished at such a question, exclaimed, "Why. you. fool, if we--  had stolen their powder, and'food, how  could they have fought?"  Another chief, who considered that he  had been insulted by the chief of a neighboring tribe, said that, the other chief,  had he not been much the stronger of the  two in arms and ammunition, would not-  have dared to act in so insulting a manner. This speech came to the ears of the  neighboring chief,, who thereupon divided  his arms and ammunition into two equal  parts and sent one half, along with an  invitation to fight, to chief.No. 1.  On another occasion a. chief who wa*,  fighting against us and who was short  of guns andi powder sent this'message  to the governor: "My custom with regard to my enemy is if he has not a  weapon I give him one, that", he may  fight on equal terms. Now, oh, governor,  are vou not ashamed of my defenseless  hands?" "' '"-        .   "  A clergyman who lived for a long time-  in  New  Zealand  relates  how  in  one of  the  intertribal   wars   the   besieged   sent,,  word to the enemy that they were short  of provisions,  and the besiegers at  once,,  handed over a supply of food.i    ',  " But we need not go all the way to'New"  Zealand for an'example of supplying am- '  munition  to an enemy,  for.  ifivthe story'  be true,  it would,appear that something  of this sort once occurred in the English,  channel, when a British admiral was try-  ,  ing conclusions with a Dutch admiral.-���������  London Mail.  HERITAGE  OF THE  SEXES.  Yncntnn  Rains.  "Apropos of the   wonderful  ancient  ruins in Yucatan," said a New Orleans  A Slrrewd,   Farmer.  A city gentleman who had just  purchased a farm in the country,  wished to buy some cattle -with  which to stock it. He therefore attended an auction where cows were  to be sold. One of t'heni, a remarkably fine animal, soon attracted his  attention, and he bought her at a  fair price. He was examining his  pin-chase, when a farmer, who unfortunately had arrived too late to  buy the cow himself as he had intended, drove up, and thus accosted  hi'tr:  "I   say,   friend,   did     you   bid     off  that cow?"    .  "I did,"  was tlie reply.  "Well,  did  you  know that  she  had  no front teeth in the upper jaw?"  "No,"   replied   the   gentleman,      indignantly.  "Is that so?"   .  "You can see for yourself."  The gentleman examined  the mouth  of  the  cow,      and   finding  no     upper  teeth,  immedaifcly  went  to  the  auctioneer and  requested  him  to sell the  cow again.  "What's the trouble?" asked the  auctioneer.  "She hasn't any upper front  teeth,"  was   the  reply.  "Very well," replied the auctioneer  with a smile, "I'll put her up once  more."  He did so and the shrewd farmer  who had given the information to  the city gentleman, bid her off at the  same  price.  An Apologrne  Suggested  by ItcacIIiitf  Drnmmond's "Ascent 'of Man."  When the'first man and woman had  left* the seclusion of the Garden, crossed  the river of Possibility and stood upon  the shore of Time, ready for their onward, journey toward Posterity, ,the Angel'of Opportunity appeared to ,them and -*'  said: '  "Man.  make  a   prayer to  Nature  and  Life.  Petition wisely, for whatsoever you  ask shall.be the heritage of .your sex for  ever."  And the man thought and thought,,  then, looking 'up at the glowing sun, exclaimed. 'Oh, Nature, do not thrust your  greatest throes upon me. nor persist in-  making me remember pain."  The' angel said to the woman. *,'Pray  thou also with wisdom."  As the woman bent low her head she  softly said: "Oh, Nature, do not allow me  to grow callous nor empty.   Hold me close   '  to the joys, so few. the sorrows, so many,  that I may gain strength from each."  Again the angel bade the man pray,  and once more he stood ^and looked toward the glowing sun, saying: "Oh. Life* ���������  give me joy and pleasure. Do not unload  upon me the sorrows of others; do not  open my eyes to pangs I cannot assuage..  Give rao sweets and, the power to cast  aside regret."  "Sister." said the angel, "pray."   ,  The woman bent still lower, and in a  softer voice uttered' her petition: "Oh,  Life, do not take away from me the mem-  ory of sorrow, the shell holding the kernel'  of joy; do not allow me to become blind  to the debt I owe others. Make me tender; give me a woman's portion, pain,  that I may attain my full stature;"  And. that the angf-.l's promise might be-  redeemed, from that hour there was implanted in man the overmastering love of  pleasure and ingrafted in the heart of  woman the undying instincts' of motherhood.���������George Denton Canlield in New  Lippihcbtt. '��������� , -  Referred   It  to  an   Authority.  When the critical man was going into  a barber shop on South Thirteenth street,  he noticed a sign painted on the window  which read, "Laundry agentcy."  "Where did you learn to spell?" he  nsUed the barber.  "Why? What's wrong?" the barber  asked in reply.  "Look at that sign." replied the critic.  "Who told you to spell agency that  way?"  "It doesn't look right." admitted the  barber. "We had a big argument about  it. me and the painter. 1 said I thought it  was a-g-e-n-c-y. hut he said it was a-g-e-n-  c-e-y. He wouldn't give in to me, and I  wouldn't give in to him, and we left it to  a man that's president of the school  board. He spelled it the way it's on the  window, and we couldn't dispute his  word    about   it,   could    we?"  The  Ice Water Habit.  Americans are noted for their devotion  to ice water, and the Englishman looks  in undisguised horror at our habit of  drinking quarts of the cold fluid when we  are warm and tired. He is taught when  a child that awful consequences follow  washing in very cold water or drinking  cold water when he is hot.  Patient (in intense agony)���������Oh, doctor,  if I could only die!  Doctor���������Patience, my friend, patience:  I am doing my very best.���������King.  mm  Sfeifi yOtr-wai}������  a  r-.���������aw ���������_-*_* _ai������ i  ACKET or. UiSllMfc  ���������      at -HAIxF PRICE ' ���������.  write to   THE WHITE' HOUSC  h$ Jb  ft ^/> -.  67 GOVERNMENT ST.  VICTORIA, B. C.  HENRY YOUNG ' & CO. are closing out tHe  Department and arc .selling their Jnckets and  Costumes regardless of cost.  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are going for $2.50  BEFORE     BUYJNG    YOUR  ���������'  .. . GET   OUR    PRICES.  ��������� ,  As wc carry the largest stock in 33. C, and your cheapest   freight   is  frotu Victoria.   'Repairs by first class workmen.  '* n r r ������  & .-'uu,  .115 GOVERNMENT ST,  V  en  ORIA, .B.C.  ___  ,"=r  THK CUMBERLAND NEWS  .   ISSUED EVERY. WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, ;$8 a year, in advance.  o  TO. B. Hn&erson, B&ltor.  ������-Wjt_r Adrertiaers who want their ad  ebangeA sHould get copy m by  ��������� 12 a.m. day "before issue.  ' "sttbs'cribora     failing    - to   receive     The  ������ftws regularly will confer a favor by   noti.  _*lo_   the  office.  Job Work Strictly 0. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.-  WEDNESDAY, NOV.  14-th, 1900.  TJSIiBG-aAPHIC   3_33NTI02T.  The results received for Vancou ���������  ver District give Smiih 1173; SI -an,  780; Wolley, 813, with eleven  places to hear from, which cannot  al ter the re.- ult.  Laurier Government sustained  ���������with an apparent increased majority. Sir Charles Tupper is defeated in Cape Breton.  ELECTION   RESULTS.  Cun. Lib. Ind.  British Columbia.  N. W. T   Manitoba......  Ontario..'. .......  Quebec...... . ��������� ��������� ���������  N������va Scot.a.. ....  New  Brunswick. .  P. E. I. ������������������  Totals  2  1  1  1  3  .  4  1  .2  51  38  1  7  56  t  6  14  5  9  .  1  4.  77  .126*  by a reduced popular vote, but with  a larger proportion of slater. Congress is Republican.  New York, Nov 7.���������The latest  returns show apparently that the  different states voted as lollows:  For President McKinlev, California, 9, Connecticut, 6, Delaware 3,  Illinois 24, Indiana 15, Iowa 13.  Kansas '10, Maine 6, Mainland H  ' Massachussets 15-, Michigan 14,  Minnesota 9, Nt-w Hampshire 4.  New Jersey 10; New York 36,'  .Nurth Dakota 3, Ohio 23, Ore ,pu 4,  Pennsylvania 32, R-iod'e island 4,  SouthDakoia 4, Utah 3, Vermont.  (5, Wisconsin/12, Wyoming 3, totai  284.  For Bryan eb-ctor votes���������Alabama 11, Arkansas 8, C-dorado 4,  Florida 4, corgia, 13. L /uisiana 8,  Missouri 17, Mississippi 8, Montana  3; Nevada 3, Noi tir'^Carolina 9,  Tennesfee 12, Texas 15, Virginia 12,  total, ^30.  In doubt���������-Idaho 3, Kentucky 13  Nebraska 8.      Total, 24.  Minnie Francis McD<mal i, beloved wife of .Mm W. Hirchison,  died at Kami oops on Nov. 5ih.  4  ' . There are six ejections yet to be  held in the Dominion. These are  Burrard, B. C. (election December  6); Yale and Cariboo, B. C, (election November, 21): Aigoma, Ont.;  Nrplssing, Ont.; Chicoulimi-Saguo-  nay, Que.; and Gaspe, Que-  . Sydney, C. B., Nov. 8.���������Sir  Charles Tupper att:ibu'es his defeat to-hiu :;Ssenca from the con  .atituency, working in the interest  of the,part;- '���������-> other Fecdons of the  Diminion. H> would not speak as  to the general'resulis, however, S\r  Qhar'e;-'leaves for British Colum-  l^a, in a few days to engage in the  political fight in Y-:le and Cariboo  and Burrard. ^  St. John, N. B., ISov. S.--H01.  George E. Foster has i^nou t\  abatement ascribing the defeat- in  Njw Brunswick to too much Tart-  i. m. Continuing, ho pays: 'TV-  lot imagine we are discouraged5  "���������^o*. a bit of it Lanner is a skin  d.rrease. god like tho mealies, musft  hove its run, and the b-������dy politic  Viii.1 return to eane c indi'jons. I  President lMcKh.ley is   re-elected ;  Ceylon Tea is ?.;.-.���������    'biest -tea -in  t le world.    Blue Rii������b.;n Tea .is-the  'finest Ceylon T-.--.1 in the wond.  ,  Following are the donations re;  ceived at the -��������� Hospital to date:  Vegetables from, English , Church  f-stival; preserves, " Mrs. Bates;  fruit and preserves,-. Mrs. Collis;  flowers and linen, Mrs. W. B.  Anderson; flower.", ' Mr*. Little;  piir blankets, pair 2)ib'ows, table  cloth, four sheet-;, half sack sugar  ttvo cans coal oil, one large box  f.'iup. fix books, coffee mill, Mrs.  Reid; flower?,' Mis. Beckcnan;  flowers. Mr. Stevens; pair bath  towels, Mrs. Ankvy; ftaby's slippers,  Miss . Abr;;nis; baby's clothing, a  friend.  NOTICE.  All i 21! crested i -i    the   formation  of a i.ublic rending    room   are   in-  ited to attend a    meeting  the  ba-oment of the Presbvt'-rian  Church on Thursday at 7:30 p. in.  C. P. Staples, M D., Ii. F. Pdllen,  Commit le'?.   o   V?>V4rA    t'^   *���������>,-���������&-���������������        f;i.-.- ���������!���������_���������* f. .i f '.-'-��������� <':  ri*  j^^m^^-'^  fc-it-A**'  ill  IS  9  seliing   rapidly  Per-  tth'ch       p."! can s  From      Grand        Forks  and    that means      ready     buying  s'uasive  Prices.  The Sale began FRIDAY,' at Q o'clock a. m.. wh������ n  tl e "argesf Cut Rri "6 Sale in Cunibcrlarcl commenced.  Prices-cut below all competition. '-  Our staffis working late and early opening up'this Stock  and we will have extra help to serve you. Prices will be marked  in plain figures, regiilarpri'ce and . sale price on red tickets.  Look for the RED-TICKET.  These Prices for CASH ONLY.   '���������"  Staples  300 yds. Canton   Flannel, reg. 8-Jc    Bankrupt  Price,   3c.  200 yards plain Grey  Flannellette,  re"-. OJc Bankrupt price 3c  Grey Flannel, reg. 20c   .'. Bankrupt price  12 1-2c  Fancy Flannelette, dark  color, reg.  If^c '.Our price  12 1-2c  Shirting ging., reg. 12^c. ...-..:.   Our prhe 31-12c  Art Muslins, reg. lB^c   '      Bankiupt price' 12 l-2c  100 Lace Curtains, samples, worth.  50c Bankrupt sale price  25c  White   Spreads   re*,    price   $1.50   Bankrupt price $!.oo  Dress Goods  15 Pieces   Dress    G-ods,    assorted  kinds and colors, reg.   25c   \ Bankrupt price !5c  20 Pieces Dress Goods, reg 35c, 50c  and 75c. .Bankrupt sale price 25rv  3ee those black dress goods   at 25c  10 P eces heavy 52 in<h pirle finish .  cloths, excellent for fall and wimer  r-j"^' 75c and  $L.00 '   ������ .Bankruptprices 50c and 85c  Baby's white coating, reg. $4,50  t . .' Bankrupt  price $3 25  Baby's  white coating, leg.   1-75.   Sale Pricf $1-25  15   piece*   T>ess   Goods,   as.-.rled  c dors, Vahcy&Kerman's, price 85c  ��������� Our price 50c  Green    Corduroy ���������   Velveteen    'for  waists Baukv-npt price 50c  Women's Tailor-made   Suits,   regular price $9.50 , ^   Bankrupt price $6  Womon's tai:or-m:\de suits, reg $14   Bank- upt price  $9.50  0X������_O5U(~a__--=������-'E'-- Silt  ������l.. ���������  ���������  ^^  'fp  "comox district.  .      .     - __ o ���������  A COURT OF REVISION and appeal  under the Assessment 'Act, will be held  ar/Cumberland, in the Court'House on  NOVEMBER THE sist, 1900, at  three o'clock in the afternoon.  JOHN  BAIRD,  Assessor.  Cumberland, 5Lb Nov. 1900.  ColTimbia flouring  Mills Oaoipari]/,  EN DERBY,   B. C.  We nave just to hand a splendid assortment, of- those Navy,' Fawn and  Black Capes which, are so fashionable.  These are all, marked in- plain figures.  Women's Wr'trv-prcofs  Regular price, $8 ���������  .   , Bankrupt price $5  PWTBli ~,TI?KttWCTCJ_E-.hH. *,������w*t _W *-t._iT*���������_ ^__-������__J-���������JUT-: Wt"���������  >^_. >'u|i-  %m// \ W  i'vlilllr.ery  Women's Fodora walk in y  h:its,   assorted  colors,   up   10   date     Just   from   Grand  Forks and bought for  this   season.  Reg.  ., ular $1.50 and $2.00 hats.   '.-.... Bank) upt price 50c  ' Children's   flops will   be   lonnd on   a  table in the millinery room at 50c.  Silks  Now is the time to Indulge, in the  pleasure of having a pretty silk .vaist for  little money.  100 yards striped silks, assorted colors,  regular, 50c per yard.    Bankrupt  price 25c  ' , Shot taffete silks, assorted colors,   75c'  Silk remnants at half price.  , Look for the Red Tickets.  Hosiery and Gloves  Women's Cashmere hose, reg. 35c a  pair NOW   25c  Women's lined   gloves, with   fur   cuff'  reg. price $1.25.    ���������  ���������   Bankrupt price 75c  W- men's Qoa  If there is anvthivr.r more than another  in which this salr-wiM" surprise you, it is  .n Women's Coats..  *3   1 I  We opened  up    today   a   num'ier   of 1  neat styles in  Jacket sche-ip at   ������7 or $10  Bankrupt   price $3. $4.50 and $5  ^-r^-*-'*'' y?\\\  _. _���������_������������������>_ imv _Mrnntn*inM~  r.artiains in Women's   Underwear just  to hand  Look for the  Bed Tickcta.   .   ��������� '  'Vils' Furnishings  Umbrellas for mem, women, and  children from 50c. up.  Men's fleece lined' underwear with  . ool fleece, reg. Si a piece, all sizes.  . . .Bankrupt price $1.95 per suit  Men's Tics, reg. 50c and 75c.   ' Sa ie Price  25c  Look for the   Red Tickets.  Boy's Suits  Al Bankrupt Sale. Prices-  ������ci_r__r_������:*n.Y������_������?e~fl2_uf_-3*_������^  FT? Iff ft A "0 T 4 11  liiilJ_!J-l    Ul-aifc,  W_ii!iAlL^iD,io-io-B  O'il-UftlJ Mlltaife,  AT   VANCOUVER   PRICES  AT THE  00R SALE IS ALWAYS ON  O c:> a .-������������������  CHURCH [VJethodisi  "S'jndi'.y School will have the annual XitfA'-> TREE on Dec. 25th,  i 1 Gr.'ico Chu. ch.  _ r, a _ r 111 Usui. QL vlisr}  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C. |   yy f \ LA LJ  WE RETAIL A'"!  WHOLESA.L PRICES.   Buying'direct  from  tbe.rvl:!.nu:'--c -::ers we can   ;;ff'-rd to do it.  /r.--*.-i_';���������..���������.._,**������a.v.mi- Ti^^?. c.-- 'itkulwj' _a_i''j_f.'ijujfrgj_3_^~aKa_ar_~i  CrTTST1 OPJG IS'K-JD OTJT1  From the E. T. Corset Factory, 20 doz. pairs Ladies' Corset from 50c.  8 lb. Finest afi wool Blankets at $5 per pair, lebs 5 per cent cash  discount (On all  purchases )  ZEHcce,   :x:_yc.A.s.   tbade.  Fresh Currants, Raisins, Figs, Dates  Canberrys,        Prunes, Peaches,     Etc.  Try our Ceylon Tea at 35 cts. per lb. equal to most teas sold  at 40 & 50c  \. 1 a 1   1   r> r> ^ r> a r> n"> r>  W /���������  KXr^ktvh.      *ixM/TS^  4  i.  1;  Hi  R\i  1  i;f,  2'f  **������������������';���������"  ���������{'���������ri

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