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Array .__  S   ������  i    1  -���������ccr  ".-Tp-      -  tsi J-_*  /���������R  w?  /  0  ***  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B.  C.  SATURDAY,-NOV., 25th, i S99  ������  &>  rarif-  0  _ra -  1 ill Hi  ������������������AT THE  OSTOI  We will have ready by  to-day���������Sat-  ' urday���������r-all the Remnants and   ends   oi  Rress Goods,? Flannels, '��������� Flannelettes,  :  Ginghams,        Cretonnes,    ���������   Muslins,  Prints;. Laces, Kibb'ons, and in fact'ev-  '?"'eiy";short;-''end of goods in'the store; all  ' -"marked at;prices that will* be- sure   to  - iclear them/ otitJ    Don't0 let some   one  ..else:get all the bargains.    Come   early  arid get some of them for yourselt.  Lefee'r,"   Union.  ge^_S_*rgg_____?S__������ -ggggggg- _____g@^/_������_S_*_^_5_i_Sc*S_'_5y������  Mctiol'les--&  A-aA      61 YATES STREET,,  VICTORIA, B. C:   ,  v)y 1 ���������    ''-. ������������������"_*"'''     "-   -.���������-���������/ -���������       '  *-  -'  iiardwar;i?,.;mili_ and; mining- machinery,  and'-farming-ind dairying ^implements  :���������--; 0F~Aifjyymm>&:yyAA<yy^i -. ,��������� ��������� :.;: * ���������-,��������� ���������"* ���������'"���������'^  ;AgenWfOT.iIS_c^ '"-''*���������'   "v*^"- -',*~  Write for priceWndrparticulars.  ' P. 0. Drawer/5G3.  ������a?gg^.  "*Pgg?"S������5_^2"'2--^^ ?_-  *_ ���������~  ���������l  .suck  of Ladies', and Children's Jackets. They must go. To insure  a quick sale we have cut the prices almost in two, now as low  as $3,50, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00 and $7.50; regulor prices $5.50,  $6.50, $7.10, $9.00 and $] 1.50.  The same with the balance of our Winter Hats, trimmed and  untrimmcd, we still have some nice ones to show you.  Forty Reefer Jackets to fit Boys, from 6 to 14 years   of age,,  made of thick.Navy Blue   Pilot Cloth,  just the   thing   for  cold  Snaps; price as low as $1.75 up to $3.75.  One-hundred pairs of Corsets just opened out, marked at lower prices than ever. Our 75 cent is unequaled both as regards  price arc! durability. ��������� Fifty Dress Pieces in plain and Fancy  Goods fi'oni 20 cents per yard.  Remnants of all descriptions.  Oilcloths, etc. etc.  An  inspection Invited.  Flannelette,   Prints,   Carpets.  GUS HAUOK.  I   ��������� THE   LARGEST E  pj    and most Complete Stock of g������  i     '    ' Musical    A     ' I  Instruments in B.C. &  FLETCHER BROS., |  jjjj     '      88 Government, St. $  I Victoria/B. C. $  ^ t P. 0: -Box 143.    ' ' ' J'  I    PIANOS, ORGANS, - K  jjjj        GU STARS, , n  MAND01.LVS.    ' I  BANJOS,. g  AUTOJELARPS, {J  All the latest  Sheet\ Ivlusic ������  day.    Several witnesses for ihe Colliery'Co. were put r-n the st.irrl.yesterday   afiernoi n   and  testifi- d to  the    safety   of   "Chinese.     .Three  ^   r*  Chinamen te.-tihVp th.it" they could  s_ieak  English  and, deirionstratc-e:'  1 rmirit not, be taken to raoan the wt-Il-  lcnown lyrics of Dibdin or the 'olde-r  ���������Come all ye's"; that, like everyLhlng  <>lse belonging to the 'sea. seem-, to  i.ave been elbowed out of existence  by the coming of tbe enginee'i-, ���������- an 1  ���������n the merchant service at any rate, the  supremacy of the foreigner. Indeed. I have  i Siircvd susprcicn that sailors' son^s as  he term i_ generally understood, are niostly  i A-i  ", \ ������������������  ���������y  - .< ��������� - ���������-��������� -������ fa^-Ki.uij- unueersioou, are niostlj  that they nndersrood V/hat was re- 'unS ashore, the sailor, -with a curious ir-T-  ���������     i    _    , i           ��������� ���������            ri versity,   usually preferring the most van'd  quired Of    theui iu   a mine.     Case and  banal productions oft the  music  l-,iS  appears to he watched with gicat  interest throughout the province  and substance of testimony is be-  publishcd in daily;paj*ers.,  CONSUL M'COOICS RlvPORT.  s  Contains  Interesting "Information"  Regarding Dawson.  ���������", ,fAA  -,-" ,!.-vl  ';t.y  ��������� n'A''i-1  AAk-\  if  " V  Washington, Nov. 9.���������The latest  and Folios. ' Finest Strings    gl  for all instruments. Agents     ra)  for   the popular  Dej-mc-'tic    {������  Sewing Machines. ,    jSTet-'cl-  les and  parts  for all ma-  chines, l^end for Catalogue.  %g& -%_^-_SS������^S?^^_S@_T^^g3g!  (gSS __"������*_������_^i-2 -r??^'5?--'^s ^_^^i'^--������?'  ?Y IUi_-_>i_,<i\   iJa\\.  -__rCfi_HS^^.U-?_-'-J r.-  3    ���������?*^L1^^. ���������*_?���������  MANUFACTURER OF FURNITURE.  , 6%i  %& \ Kyy\.<rA^>  SU  (>  ri?e  ?_Z-&^^r-*cicS_^3_^: ,^"iS)  1  I  H  !|  [_adies  n>ire  our beautiful nev/   Reed  d Upholstered Chairs,  :War News.'  London.��������� Dailv ��������� News ' has foi-  lowing from Petermaritzburg under  date of Wednesday :--Fqur' corres-  respoude-its    managed-   to   escape,  from Moirovcr 'District   yesterd.iy  before the arrival "of six  thousand  Boers \v,ho are looting   farnisin,all  directions. - '��������� - y- A ,  Natal Boers encourage^ bj^ tha  lsucc8R8^of   Tf.Vnsvaal'join   in"the  It rotiu gA CM ai n -bod y of 3->eni made  a-rapid1 maicli upon*' Ulujdi, south'  'we-iti-of ���������festcc^uVt,1a^'pdmtinear-. Fi>'rt"  ;N6t'tihgha'rn, 'south "of-raiiviay in'.a-,  sinffle clay. *"',.,  They ere v,"ithin"4Q miles i>f Pc-  termaritzberg'-"and'jit is thought  they intend to attack the town.  Durban, 22.���������Boers opened fire  with artillery- on Moarover Camp  from north but without, any c.isu-  alaties to British. About 3,000  Free S������ate Boers with guns are  marching from _ west by way of  Fojt Nuitingham.  British fir.d several pheils which  believed to have caused havoc a-  mong Boers latter taking advantage  of heavy ram and reining.  Boer shells wee apparently  aimed at Bridge. British had  three wounded.  Morning Post coirespondent- at  PietermaritzGurg telegraphing  Tuesday evening   says   Boers   are  now  all around Moorovor   t-t.ttion  when another   correspondent in le-  ported to he   wiih   tr.iops.    Daily  Mail    pub ishes    despatch     from  Naawpoort dated Wcdi esday wiiicl*  s.������ys that a largofon-e under Ge-icr-  y -vr , ������ i r   rs ."-hipineniS   of gold to da'o, be] -  al   'Metchun    has   crossed   Orange I ,   l , (   -, A l  ,v. .    . . , .    b    I tember 14, have been:  luver and advancing to there ipf of i y^a yt  Alichacl  Kimherly. Mail says this morning we arc able to confirm re ort  that orders have been issue l.t-������  Mobilize sixth division a Alder-  shot for service in-South' Africa or  wherever  they may be.needed.  RHODES  IS COOL.  report of Consul McCook, at Dawson, to the ^state department contains some interesting inform it ion.  Dawson has   organized a   board of  trade, whose officer- are sound bus-  * , '*-  iness men. and  a,  tetter* class of  buildings, he says have been erected during  tlie  summer,  including  several new  hotels,  with   electric  .lights   and other   modem convenr  ,ierices, the rooms renting on an av-,  erage  at, $100  per-month.     Res-  ' traunts adhere   to the   prices  of a  year ago, but good board can be obtained at the clubs and  messes for  $75 per month.  ' The new buildings are from two  to three Ftories high,' the lower  parts being occupied'by-^saloons  and stores, while the upper' floors  are devoted.to -offices' and lodging  rooms. Re;ii_' of rooms,, in ��������� buiid-  iugj- cenirally located have not depreciated. -'' Storekeepers have'done  .well'vthej.past summer, although  the \prices.'of last .year have not  been in'aintained. /-   A   'A,  ,*-"������������������*��������� " ,'k ������   ���������'*  v ".The embargo pn -larger beer'and-  liqiio.'s have "been raised. -.-Some  '2,500 barrels of bottled beer,have  been warehoused, during, the hot  i-pell, awaiting re:ease by the authorities. The locaL breweries are  prohibited from making beer. '  The number  of cases of  typhoid  fever in. dawson during   the. month  averaged 100 in St. Mary'ri and tne  . Good Samaritan   hospitals, and 25  in   private   institutions.     At   the  lime of   writing  there   were   only  about   seventy-five     ea_es   m al'.  Last year   the hospitals   were  not  prep ired (o l;.kc care   < f numerou-  pat'ents, and many v,-ere comptlie-d  to use  bedsread-^  with only   a pair  or tv\o of blankets to take the plat e  of mattresses.    The  hoc|;itals   aru  now  better  equipped.    The  death  rate has notably decreased.  A lara;e number   of claims   wcie  worked   during the   summer, sora.  of them  being  operated   n-ith machinery runnig   the full 24   hours  This  shuuld  make   the  output  v,i  gold over   $10,000,000  for the nast |  twelve months.  floubt, from the primitivp peoples he mfc.Ms-"-  with at his many callln-  places 'round the'  world, uses not only to lighten his labor bv'  their cheery music, but to give notice of the  pie-e-ise moment at which  all  the workers  shall put forth Ih'elr strength, by the Incidence of a certain note,  or break,  or em.  phasLs.    In its lowest, and therefore earli-"  est. form this sea music is purely 'arbltrarj-  as to tune, and is absolutely without words".'  It consists simply of a succession'of,mmickl  sounds produced from the chest, while the  tongue-lies quiet in" the mouth,-and utterly "" A^'M  unreprcjdueable'in'any graphic form.'. Va'ry^"   " \AAaM\  ing with the individual,-they, are naturally ������ " Vv ^V  of  the  utmost, diversity of character, but/' l/f^S  in   two thinrrs thov-jiinv  on k_ t^���������i- ...ut' ".-.'i-IISfei  * ������* i   ' _ 1 r.tit 1  ��������� ���������' -. r'y\  ������������������  -j *^ti\\  - - -'-ml  ���������!AAM  1r*      i^Akil  '-j.- *tt VI  *      -v-,* ���������  la  ,  r x)j i ft-i-fl  ' ������."**_(������  t     t' . USSi Li, ���������  happens  that  some, friction ,having,. ariii.irO ,'VJ3^|I  bet.ween officers and crew,  the latter wl't^'V-l.**^-1  lay hold of a rope and pull dumbly,\their' -^'V^l^  intention being, of course,' to annoy the ot^'AA'J^t  fleer first *by their unusuil' silence;,' an<l* ,��������� ������_,?_ri|  .next by the knowledge that thc work'ihe-f-^^^i^l  wishes executed, is certainly being bindere#Tv'r^^|  by the lack , of effective co-operation.- ; SaV \\$^i.-Mt  strongly does this habit of "yo-holngv lajrc^'ifV^"*  sixteen ���������years had elapsed, since, I, left 'thfrh^^tjf^l  sea, I was really distressed to.see a number,; ?"Y^>|**?|  of men pulling on a rope without any>ofce h">' '-^f^^l  being raised to consolida'te tbelr 'efforts,1 a*' "?"'^S^^|  it were. I inquired almost piteonsly' (or^v^vsl  the reason of this, absence'of the'Cheerjrt^"V^V^w|  reply that'It Avasa great pity they"dldn,t.r{v"A";*;_||^l  .   This custom of singlug ont'wherf;i������aiM������g:v'''/-^^i|  or lifting vis, as I have said, unlveraal l-iV-H^-fl  the  merchant service,  butr"ther,_l_gl_f ���������iO^v^f'^U  dence, developed into-.the-aetting those.ca-v-  dencos   to   words,   have1 furnished , all'jtbe"  ships of the world .with useful songs. .'("___j,'  word3 are largely, arbitrary and- nonscnsl���������^ \',^'"-_\  '>*^?i!'*?'l  '*-"l^;|  . '.���������_,_-J:/ ,  ���������15  ^'i:tSkag^ay      $900,000  Yot to be sent    . 509,000  .1,_00,00C  Supposed not ve^isteded,. . 1,500,000  Total.  ,$9,247,746  for  ackers - and  i( Settee?  Most     appropriate,  useful Holiday Gifts, we   "i|  ^    have   them   from. $3.50  \V\   upwards.      The   larp-esf.  8  rt ��������� ������������������ ������������������- Kl  *P    i.i*  ..#*������_���������"_'���������&  W  ^'- variety of prettv Dinner  aa. Sets we ever imported,  ���������'^* real nice ones from $9.00  up. --FINE CHINA; SILVERWARE, CUTLERY,   ETC.,  in endless variety."  "'��������� :W_E_3IIj__tl_E&'   BROS.  Comply Furnishers, ���������   VICTORIA, B. C.  5.;  ft)  .M  London j Nov.; 11.���������A despa'c.b  frr-m Cape Town dated Wednesday.  Nov. 8th, indicates that the A in _r-  can miniaturist, Amelia Rusr-r-er,  is among the ' beleagurvd people, at.  Kimherly. The despatch adds  that Mr. Rhodes is sitting to'her  for a. miniature.  A������  iV  ' A>  ���������i&^z&gW^g& -s ZA&'^Ay  ������_S~2gggSSg S3  I  f*0  Nanain"*o,. Nov. ^.--Arhit-rat-'irs'.  in the Chinese 'capes adjourneilai  ten o'clock last p. m. to rne-?t again  on Tuesday next. ������������������ Ttiey will then  conclude taking ^testimony of wit--  n'esses: in this city;' after whi'ey-  they will go to Union. prolSahly  reaching there on Thursday oii-UH.---  The postal rirone}r order service  yt Dav/sou has been of inestirnabh.-  vale.ie to persons sendini; out str:;-!!  ainounts to ihei.t friends.-... Tho"f"l-  lowin re-port of.the ���������mourns i-sued  each week for the seven weeks  shows a steady increase;  July 16 to 24   July 23 to 31   August 1 to 8. . . .  August 9 to 15. ..  Augiist 16 to 22. ;.  Auyuyl 23 to 31. .  September 1 to 8.  '-Total..'-:-?;...':  ..$1,23500  ..'4,167 50  . .  6.959 22  ..  6,300 75  .. 4,304 05  . .  7,828 75  .. 8,578 52  .$38,347 79  saii;<_������:rs'- songs.  Their Workaday Ditties Not tho Songs  ;l        of tlie- -'Poets or the Music Halls..  Ifrank T. Bullen,. in. London Ijeadcr,.  cal,  although  those ^belonging to- the cho  rifses are fixed to the",tlmeg.   Ar_������> each p������r-  ticular form of 'board-ship work-.requlrlng-;  a large number of" men to, give to It their (  whole united energies has its own _tyle"v;otf  si-nej.     For   Instance,   hoisting   the   topsail  yaid,   although   a   heavy   job,   is   not  toxv  heavy to admit of .two pnlls coming close  together In the chorus, as In .the old favor- ,  ite "Whiskey. Johnny," where the chantey t  man   sings,   "Oh,   whiskey   is. the   life  ofJ  man,"   and  all  hands  join  in "with  a tre- -  mendous pull on the emphasized syllables,  "Whi<?-kcy.   Johnny,"   anel   after   the,  next  line;, "Whrs-key for me, Johnny."   Or In the  peculiar faomj of which the words are cer-  ta'r.lv r-s prrnlv nonsense as those of Alice-,  "ik Wonderland, "A Ya.ik-je sh'p come dowr*"*  elo ribber.   Blow, bovs, blow; a Yankee shi*>-  eome  dov.n  the  ribb���������ah;  blow,  my   bully/  boys,   blow."     Th^ve   are   many   mor������.   of;,  oe.ur^o.   for   tho   B.ime   purpose,   but   these  two will buffice for examples.       _ , ' -  Then come the songs for one effective pnir  snch  as  getting  the   foresh^et  hauled  nft<  wh"n the mighty sail is exerting its utmost- ,  pressure in driving the  good ship  through-:  tit" foaming so;..  'All hands get hold and brace themselves*;  while the ohantoyman sinj-rs:    "Haul, in the- -  howli'ie,   don't   ve  hear  the   skipper  grow-.  ov. lin',",anel all hands join in "Haul in the-  b-.whne,   the   bowline   haul,"   with   a  tre-  ine-ndous haul at the last word that usually  brings the reb"llions sail down to its bear*.  ir>gs at once.    One never-to-be-forgotten occasion,   when outward-bound to  New Zr������'lv -  aud with passengers,  we mustered  for t-io������  many on the foresheetc; one e-vening, when-  it   was blowing verv harel.    The snng was  t-uug.  anel the chorus rang out,  l>"ing concluded by bueh a mightv je-rk th.-ir th������* blrj-  iv pe>   parted,   and  that   long   line  of   lusl.--  ���������-ir.g.M^-  lay prostrate,  as  If stricken down*  b:   lightning.    The capers that the foresail'  t-iit  before' the  lee clew  could  ge  secured**  and a now sheet rove were many, but th*  --fril   being  of  the  verv   beat,   it  held,  anel!  w  heel  not   the sorrow of bending a newr-  one- that night.   Then comes the song of th������  "bunt,"  used  when  putting a  harbor furr-  on  such  big soils  ns  m-rinsa*!' or-fnresnil.  The; sail being all neatly gathered up, and?  a smooth skin ready to cover It all In. one-  of .'the men in the middle, where the bulk of  ''���������o .canvas   is.   sinirs   t.husly:      "Away-Hjr���������  aoo-yah."   and   all   the   rest   join   in   vr\'f\  ������������������We'll pay Paddy Doyle for his boots."   Atr  the  last word  the bunt comes-up..Into'Its-  place'and is secured.  For   heav'ng-.. up   the   anchor or  wnlklnjr  'r'-und  the  e-apstan  there  ar?  more songs-,  .than  for  any  other form   of labor  abonrdT  snip.   -Some of these are of great  beauty,  and p.re,  I believe, traceable to other thans  negro sources. Strange ter say, mont of them  nre   mournful,   both   In   words   and .mnsle.  Prime" favorites are:    "Good-bye, .fare yot*  ��������� well.    Hurrah,  me boys, we're homewards;  (or outward)'b-unel."  "The Rolling River"  ��������� that is, the" Missonrl���������"The'-Rio Grande.���������-  "Sauta   Ana." 'or   "All   Oh   the   Plain's  of'  Mexico,"   for   the  windlass,   while  for the  e-apstan,   or   winch,   "Sally      Brown.      th������r-  Bright   Mul'tto,"   easily   holeln   flrHt   pl.sc������.  with   "Stormrrlor.g"   or   "Oh,   W'afce   :Her*_  Oh   Shnke   Her;   Wi-ko  D-it   Gaf With  the?  Rlire Dress. On, "corning   close  up beliineT.  It'must  be  said,   however,   that many  --.f  thi-- quaintest chanties are  confined- to tho  negroes In the West  Indian  and f?outhorit<  States ports, never getting a hold on boareil  ;s'hip at all; except where exclusively negro,  -crews' are" carried:  FRANK  T.. BUlU_J___  r*  F-'-H  ,������* I ~c  X������  -7\ft.  \  "V.  J,"'  f������  MAUNA  LOA  ACTIVE  GREAT  OCEANIC  VOLCANO  THREATENS TO OVERWHELM  HAWAII.  Tl*t������ Serious Outbreak 3Iay rartend   Dire  Krsulrs to the Inhabitant*���������Kffect Felt  ' in  California, uud   It Is Thou_Ut I.ale*  '    Superior   Also   Felt   the   Influeu<:������    of  the  Vomitiiis of tlie Crater. (  Manna Loa,   central   vent   of   a,   great  volcanic   belt in Oceanica, is threatening  , to overwhelm tho Island of Hawaii ,wich(  its   many   villagas   and  plantations'and  thee principal town of Hilo.   Definite advices as   to the character of the eruption  now   in   progress   are   lacking owing to  tbe   slow   transmission     ot. news   from  Hawaii, but that thero has been a serious  outbreak there appears ' to   bo  no doubt-.  Mauna Loa is to the,Hawaiian group   of  islands' what   Krakatoa is to the Sunda  group or Hecla to the Icelandic range.  On tbe Island of Hawaii there is a remarkable group of mountain peaks and  volcanoes, originally   constructed  hy hot  -ELATIVE  rosnroxs  OF  GROUP.  THE    HAWAIIAN"  0  matter _urled from the bowels of the  earth into the ocean depths and then by  successive eruptions built upward until  "the caps' and craters' of Mauna Eea,  Mauna Loa, Hualalai, Kohala, Kilauea  nnd Kulania rose above the waters and  ' became at their visible bases habitable  land. ;Jt  ,'.,    O*  this   group   Mauna Loa, an active  ~olcc.no, has been in a state of ��������� perturba-.  tion ior months past, indicating   that an  overflow, was   pending -with accompanying tidal waves and   earthquakes.    When  ���������  i the .steamship   Australia left   Honolulu  ' ��������� early in July evidence   was at hand that  ' <;,  Mauna Loa was   engaged   in   destroying  y   herself:,   Tho   lava flow   was   within ten  ���������'    miles of Hilo, the sky was overcast with  11 clouds .charged   with   gas, the   sea   was  ' much    perturbed,   and   sulphur   smoke,  ..." filled the air for miles beyond   the shore  - , lines.    ���������       '    v    ,  * '/On July   S3   there was a severe earth-  .   'quake, shock in southern California, and  at practically the same time a greab tidal  wave   in ' Lake   Superior, neither  easily  explained   unless - it   is   assumed   until  ' ��������� scientific' explanation may   be   had that  Way   down in   the   interior of the  earth  .   there might   be, found   sharp traces of a  _ seismic   wave   extending   from    boiling  ,'  'Mauna Loa to the uttermost parts of- the  .-   earth and producing at Los Angeles   and,  .  in- Lake Superior the phenomena which  ��������� ' has troubled the people..  Mother Earth is in travail as she wills,  'and   where    her   upper   crust   may   be  thin she finds a vent for her inward com-  * motions,   and   the   result   at unexpected  moments is an earthquake, a tidal wave,  'a .destroying flow of lava.    It   is   within  the range of possibilities that, construot-  "ed  as   it   has   been   by volcanic action,  > ��������� -Hawaii may be effaced   from   the   map,  .  sink back   to   the   depths from which it  came, and   Mauna Loa   and Kilauea become but names on the pages of natural  history.  - The   Hawaiian or Sandwich   group, of  :    islands  consists   of   a   chain of   islands,  reefs   and   banks   running nearly  2,000  miles in the direction from   northwest to  southeast.      The   highest   volcanoes   and  vastest   caldrons   of   seething   lava   are  found in Hawaii, the largest mem bey-  of  tbo group, at its southeastern extremity.  ,   In Hawaii the volcano of Mauna Loa, or  - the Great Mountain, rises to a height of  13,760 feet, or about 3,000 feet above tbo  vegetable zone. Her crater is in reality  a group of craters, known in the native  tongue as the Mokuaveoveo. Thoy open  on tbe very summit of the - mountain,  forming a symmetrical cavity. In the  center of this cavity is the vast primitive  or mother crater, with a mean diameter  of 6,600 feet and depth of over 1,000 feet.'  Offspring of Mauna Loa is tho vast  lateral crater of Kilauea, which opens  on thoeast flank of its parent. Northwest  of Mauna Loa is Mauna Haulali, occasionally active. Still farther on is Mauna  Kea,; 13,850 feet in height, extinct and  snow-capped. All volcanic eruptions of  any importance in, Hawaii are now confined to Mauna Loa and Kilauea. anel it  is   around   them   that interest centers in  /view of tho sba. ding tremblings of the  earth and tho fear that Hawaii itself is  doomed to a terrible visitation.      ,  The natives of Hawaii have invested  their volcanoes with fablos and legends,  have built up about them a mass of  romances in which truth and imagination  are so interblonricd that separation : is  impossible.    If   Mauna   Loa finally bver-  ��������� whelms the island it will be no more  than the   natives   say she   has   inteneled  by the bursting of a huge egg in mid-  ocean, one of the fragments of which  became tbe beautiful , isle from which  rises the flame-kisseri crest of - Mauna  Loa. The authentic part of the egg story  is that past eruptions have created new  islands in the Hawaiian group and formed  the basis for it.  The legend tellers go on to say that  after the bursting of the egg and the uprising of Mauna Loa something or other  was done by the first inhabitants to  offend tha volcano and to bring from it  the threat that in punishment Hawaii  should eventually be returned to ,the  depths in which the egg first took form.  Time and time again the lava has poured  from the lips of Mvuna Loa down on to  tbe 'village.-; and fields and almost but  not quite carried out the vengeance.  After ench outburst of wrath tha natives  on finding themselves and the island-till  in existence express delight, but with a  shake of tho head say: "Next time, ah."  The gigantic proportions of Mauna Loa  and companion craters leave no' room'  for doubt that.they form ono of the principal vents of tbe earth through which  gases and molten,, matter are hurloel out  from the interior to the surface. Here are  proportions of the crater of Mauna Loa:  Area, 3.70 square miles, or 2,370 acres;  circumference, 50.000 feet, or 9.47 miles;  lengtn, 1!),500 feufc, or 3.7 miles; width,  9,200 feet, or 1.74 miles; elevation. 13,760  feet.������  These   dimensions   of   Mauna Loa are  simply those, of the summit   crater.    The  dimensions of Kilauea, the offspring, are:  Area, 4.14 miles, or 2,650  acres; circumference,   41,500, feet,   or   7.85 miles;, extreme width, 10,300 teet,   or   1.95 miles;  extreme length  15,500 feet, or 2.93 miles.  If these proportions  are considered extraordinary, what   is   to   be  thought   of  those   of "Haleakala,   on   the   Island   of  Maui, contiguous to Hawaii?    Of course,  Haleakala is not.'-an   active, volcano, but  its great crater of Maui is the  biggest in  the world.   Its dimensions are:-  Area   19  square miles, or 12.160 acres; circumference, 105,600 feet, or   60   miles; extreme  length, 3,500 feet, or 7.48 miles; extreme  width,   13,500, feet, or 2.37 miles; elevation of summit, 10,032 feet;, elevation   of  cones,   in tracer,    8.032i and "'7,752 feet;  elevation of cave in floor of   crater, 7,380  feet. , i  ' So if Mauna Loa* is to-day-the volcano  queen of the Hawaiian grouD, aj time  was ,wheri Haleakala must, havo been  supreme and afforded eruption spectacles  such as earth may never see again.  Hawaii is but 100 miles in length, 90  miles in width, with an area of 2,500.000  acres (a large portion of which is lava  bed or'crater surfaces); and has a population of less than 40,000. Thus, whatever Mauna Loa may have in store for  the island, there is not _o very much to  be destroyed: Tbe, island is really formed  by the gentle slopes from the four volcanoes���������Mauna Loa. Mauna Kea, Mauna  Huaiali and Mauna Kohala. - ,  |_ THE OLDEST  NEWSPAPEE  IN AMERICA  ���������-  _���������  ������������������  -$-  ^ Tlie Newport Mercnry, F"o���������n������I���������  ������������������ ed by a Seplieiv of Ben-  X     ~ jarirrn Franklin.  _      .11  ���������<!*������*OV  By Francis Talbert  -<���������  -���������  -���������  -���������  -���������  -���������  1SC3.  Mr- Pratt  and  became the/  ���������������������������$<*  The Newport. Mercury claims lo be the  oldest newspaper in America. It was  founded by a relative of Benjamin Franklin nearly a e-entury and a half ago and  has been in existence ever since without  change of name. It was one of the few  papers in America to publish the news of  the surrender of Lord Cornwnllis. Its  first issues were printed on au antiquated  hand press. Today its modern presses  are driven by electricity.  How The Mercury came into being is  an interesting story. In the year 1717  James Franklin brought a Rarnage prints  ing press from London and opened a  > printing establishment in Boston. His  brother, the great philosopher, Benjamin  Franklin, was bound out to him to learn  his trade, and the two brothers worked  together for several years.  In 1733 James Franklin started the-  first paper published in Rhode Island,  called the Rhode Island Gazette. This  publication also was short lived, having  been discontinued at the end of six  months for,want of patronage. Just previous to his brother's death Benjamin  visited him after an absence of ten'  years. Being in feeble health and feeling  that he had but a short time to live,  James obtained his brother's promise  that in the event of his death Benjamin  would take his young nephew to -Phila-,  delphia with him and" teach him the  printer's trade. Accordingly at his father's death the boy ,went with his uncle  to Philadelphia.  In 175S the son, James, , returned to  Newport and set up'his press, tlie same  his father had brought from London in  1717 and upon which.Benjamin Franklin  had learned his trade as a printer. This  press   remained   in   the   office   till -1859,  ers, until in December,  bought out his partner  sole proprietor.  No further changes in the ownership of  the paper occurred till 1S72. when John  P. Sanborn purchased the entire plant  and published the paper till 1S94, when  the Mercury Publishing company was incorporated, with Mr. Sanborn as treasurer and manager.  Mr. Sanborn has been for many years  a prominent figure in Rhode Island affairs. He has been eight times elected a  member of the state legislature, twice  unanimously chosen speaker of the house  and two years a member of the senate.  He is at the present time a very activ������  member of the legislature.,  THE UNTOLD TALE.  A Wermnn'n  \V������ys.  Miss Willing���������There serins to be a  'great deal of elasticity in Chollie's nature.  Miss Woodbe���������Yes; I noticed that  when you threw yourself at hiui you  soon seemed to be farther away than  ever.  When shall we meet again, sweetheart, ;  1 ask as ilre years roll by, j  Or ir in the circlet of life apart '  Our paths must forever lie?  I wandered alone in the dear old lane  Where we met irr the long, ago,    ' \  And rrry heart rebels with passionate pain       -    ;  That love hath its ending so.  I long, how I long for the clasp of your hand,  ' For the light of your own bright smile,  For thc hour when we shall together stand,  Arrd fate may forget awhile!  s  I loved you then, hut you guessed not the same,"  And, my own, I would ask no more  Hut to rrrcct again in the dear old laric.  As free as in days of yore.    -  ���������So I warrt, sweetheart, but to take your band.  When tinre shall the truth unfold,  And gather the threads in a lovelit land  Of the tale that was left untold., - '  '   ���������Exchange.    ���������  .    '_  NOT ALL rHEROES.  He Had.  '��������� "Anyhow, I've done one thing you  never did. I've fired ou a switch eu-  gino."  "So" have I���������one I went to school tc  for six years in Missouri when I was  a boy. IMnked him too."���������Chicago  Tribune.  lATORDAT,  Onen> >,, ijli.  NEWPORT.  -** *  The great volcanoes, of' the world are  divided into two classes���������central and  .linear. - The 'central class consists of  several vents or craters grouped together,  and only one of which is * active at a  time. The -linear class consists of a series  of vents or craters extending in one  direction along a mountain range. The  Drincipal volcanoes ��������� of the central class  now active- are: Mauna-Loa, Hawaiian  Islands; Stromboli, Lipari Islands; Etna  and Vesuvius; Hecla, Iceland.  The active volcanoes of the linear class  are: Than-Shan, Asia; Moluccas, Forma-  sa, 37 in all, 25 aetive; Sunda Group,  Sunda Isles, 80 in all, Krakatoa the  principal one, the greatest eruption of  modern times from this, Aug. 26-28,*  1883; Bolivian-Peru group, 12 m all, and  one of the highest in the world; Erebus,  Antarctic continent.  The volcano farthest north is Jan  Mayen, 70.49 north latitude. The one  farthest south is Erebus, 77.32 south latitude0 The number of human lives estimated to have been destroyed by volcanic  eruptions si ace the destruction of Pompeii is 1,000,000. The value of the property destroyed cannot be esT.imated.  The  Phonograph   In Tibet.  The phonograph has tieen introduced  Into Lhassa. An instrument was presented by a merchant to the Buddhist  chief, who was struck with fright on  hearing it. declaim a chapter from a  holy book. Tbe chief afterward recited  tbe Buddhist prayer, "God In the  Flower." which the phonograph re- ���������:  peats hundreds of times daily for..the  edification of the faithful.  _���������_ ��������� <������KM tlMH Vm* am  ���������_ M> iic(.ii._. *i������Uhr  '    ��������� ��������� ������������?t  Fww-t, ii Sm, *>ri  C I R  YC-ri*D4T  ���������tl.0_D.Ktfc..  , _-.������.. kMk i ���������  *S* fur *u*bii W ttai  ������.*kf -Mtw.V tun ������������ii__  ������-.   H-._������ <���������..J _J  ft*m iU _mlav fern, mt l  mi'iUml-������*- ���������_*  ._ t |Ml ff-l m <*_>  .(-_*>< ttoic I**.������4)������  ������M������|.M    i*W, 1  ���������.������- <_ <1 Aj_.. _Tfc_'   1 hi r ���������---*_ _ ������f itn __(  ������_���������������������*,   j-   -* ���������-  m* fear ������<*Mft i lij i_i Ht  M- imw^hUt     I __<  (No, Ia������3 ]  MERCURY.  FOJIttCN   tml   DOMESTIC*  (I the Pea ���������! tW F t ��������� t ��������� L  J_h_rjx:i,_i.-'*-'._.fc: rrM-^*������������r__j-\'_;  ��������� Mh | ft   *���������*-!, ������_��������� td i\,  hli (���������J������i-i|  T������������������ fun*** ���������  _)��������� Iit_-1<3 by Ct*u* M������|  kJta������*n- M_c������nw_    L*_  b**r*w Mo*. _���������*>���������������*II  Kj  wi���������! iftift.pi ed i-������.c4M������_.tj '������������������-������������������'������������������*!__  ______!_?���������������. "-fr" ^_*^"������ ������������������ *��������� _-"������?-_������  _T___l__?'_,_^;_.7_?>".h~> ���������������-.-"���������.?-������.>  f i- m, * r-_  ���������jrtfitMulWx i���������w'i ������ t| ������������������������������*'���������  ���������4 ���������t tu ir ,a-taf ������hM ���������"i t* r������_f ti  0_,Mt_ti___l_M>fcf-..-'.������������_-t   ������|  .-..., _������������������* ���������"'��������� *���������������  r_  *r t\, _������. nrsrS-'^r_n.  I-.M,|.������I     ^���������������������������^���������"   i_-"  H_^> tw������^  ujxi-1  Ml Iw^ri- ���������->   Tag'-.   ������������������ ��������� vk������_4_������t ���������������-y           .   itsA-MtHtUlilw  *W, tawtrfifMl to wm ������������������_ lx������_  ���������M l������������ hwj _��������������������������� _ iU_.SE. Inn������  nu������������������dxtiftpatl'ik i.lM ���������(������<���������_,  *��������� m* h- tk- ik- _HlA t-H itiWd  ���������llfc((o'������a,>~ J%_- ���������**���������������_! -S  ��������� tlNll _* Faf>���������I *d������u*(   VfWf  ���������!*���������  i*������ imi i������* ������n������J ������ ������_������������������ t d i<v. tm  t*thf-t-lM*>A>Hhr|i*l U ������������������ o __t  fkr h������ ������������������������ h* i* ���������"������* i'tf r <fM>w   t_l  ���������h.irt.-.r(.-ui.fK^. u������-������������-  Aeetyline Gets Tired.  One pronounced feature in the use of  acetyline ��������� gas is its -tendency to Ipse  illuminating power when left in "reservoirs for several days. A loss is often  incurred after a rest of from 12 to 24  hours. Experts call this condition the  tiredness of acetyline. but they give uo  explanation for it. nor do they suggest  a practical cure.  ������ Vnkntirii'H.  Nearly nil the comic valentines useid  iu February in almost every part of  the civilized world are made in Germany, in some parts of which country  the work goes on from one end of tha  year to the other. One factory turns  out more than 10,000,000 of the  "comics" in a year.  HAWAII, SHOWING MAUNA LOA AXD OTHER  CRATERS.  doing   for   some   centuries   past.    These  natives believe tbat Hawaii   waa formed  Insinrrutlon.  Reggy���������Fweddy! Why, I could trust  the deah boy with my life.  Edna���������Could you trust him with anything valuable?���������Chicago News.  It Ttabbed Off.  As they emerged from a dark corner  of the piazza and entered tbe brilliantly  lighted hotel, trying to look unconcerned, her dearest friend beckoned her  to one side.  "If I were yon," said the dearest  friend solicitously. "I would insist  apon George using a better quality of  dye on his mustache."���������Chicago Post.  THE   NEWPORT   MERCURY   AND   PUBLISHKB  . SANBORN. -.  when it was purchased by Mr. John B.  Murray of New York and by him presented to the Massachusetts Historical  society, by whom it is still exhibited at  the society's rooms in Boston.  On the 12th of June, 1758. the first  Newport Mercury made its appearance.  It was a little sheet of four pages, each  page measuring but 12 by 7 inches, and  was sent forth under difficulties not to  be understood at this day, when the  newspaper is considered a necessity to  all, but was then a luxury in which but a  few indulged. It lived, and, although  after a few years no more is known of its  founder, he having left Newport suddenly never to return, his mother, Mrs.  Ann Franklin, placed her imprint on the  paper anel issued it as before.  In 17G3 her daughter married one Samuel Hall, who assumed charge of the  business and conducted it" until 1770,  when he sold out to Solomon South wick.  This gentleman published the paper till  December, 1770, when, -fearing that the  British, who were preparing'-.-to land,  would destroy the'v appurtenances of the  eiffiet*, he caused the press aheJ. type to be  buried in the ground.." A. Tory, however;  ase-ertainod the whereabouts of the buried'articles and gave, the' information to  the British, who dug:them up and printed  a paper while they remained.  It is at this period, while* the British  were in possi>ssion of the town, that it  has been claimed that the publication of  The Mercury was suspes.neli'd. but Hon.  Samuel 0. Arnold, the; recognized historian of Rhode Island, in his notes of-that  period in The-Mercury's history, says:  "This interruption' lasted about three  'years, from Dec. 2. 1770, to Jan. .Cr, 17S0,  during which time The Mercury was published at Rehobeth."  His authority for this statement is the  Providence Gazette of March 6, 1779, so  it would seem that the claim of its publishers that The Mercury has been published uninterruptedly since 175S is indisputable and that this paper is really the  oldest newspaper published in America.  . After the evacuation by the British in  17S0 Henry Barber purchased the paper.  The Mercury remained in the' Barber  family, being published by different members until lSup, more than 70 years,  when, upon the death of William Barber,  it became the property of Fred A; Pratt  and George C. Mason. These gentlemen  conducted the business together till in  February, 1S54, Mr. Mason sold his interest to David M. Coggeshall, who remained Mr. Pratt's associate until April,  185S, when he in turn sold out tp William  Messer, and the paper was issued under  the firm name of F. A. Pratt & Co. For  five years this firm remained the Dublish-  A.Blt ot SirperNtttfon. '  One of the most liberally pat.ronl������������rl  of the Pennsylvania's many passenger  trains is.the St. Louis express, which  leaves the -Broad street station each  afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.' The regular  gate for the train is No. 14,,but at this  season of the year the rush,of people  to get aboard is so great it becomes  necessary to open two-gates. No. 13  being the neare'st, it is the one selected.  The saunterer happened to be in the  station the other afternoon when the  jjates������"were- thrown open. Instantly  there was a rush for No. 14 and the  crowd became jammed around it for a  .distance of 30 feet in each directiou.  Gate No. 13 was practically neglected.  "This way for the St. Louis express,"  called out the ticket puncher at the  gate. "This way for the St. Louis express."  But. although his voice was good and  loud, none of the passengers-who^ were  struggling around No. 14 seemed to  hear' it. ��������� Out of probably TOO well,  dressed, intelligent men.and women  the saunterer.. saw but three leave the  -pushing throng around No.,14 and pass  through No. 13. He asked the gate-  man why it'was.  '"Don't know," was his answer, "except-it's superstition. Afraid to start  on a journey by passing through a gate  with 13 as its number, I suppose. It's  this way every time,"-and will be, I  guess, as long as the number on the  gate is left as if is. I believe that the  most of the people would rather miss  their train, if it came to that, than take  chances with their superstitious fears.  Funny, isn't it?"���������Philadelphia Inquirer.  Polly at the   Plione.  One West Madison street druggist  lost a customer through his fondness for  pets. He has a large green,parrot, and  the cage is hung near the telephone,  with the result that Polly has become  quite proficient in "telephone talk" and  furnishes much amusement to the customers who have the time to stop and  listen.  The other day a stylishly dressed  young lady came rustling into the store  and asked permission to use the phene.  The druggist pointed to the rear of the  store, and she started in that direction.  The store was rather dark, and when  she heard some ono apparently talking  into the receiver she seated herself on a  chair to wait.  "Hello central���������hello, hello���������yes,  give me four-double-eight express. Yes,  hello: who is tliat? Oh, yes; what, yes:  hello, I say; no. I didn't get that; is  that so? Well, gcodby; ring off. Hello,  central; hello, hello; give me"���������and so  on and so on through several repetitions.  Then she rose and advanced with a  stately air to the clerk and asked if he  thought "that person" intended to use  the telephone all day.  "Why, that's only the parrot; he"���������  But the front door had elammed before he could finish his sentence.���������Chicago News.  Wanted   to  See  Tbat  Foot.  On the principle that to some persons  even old stories are new, this one. of  the royal princoiings of England, is  given in Mr. G. W. E. Russell's recent  book, "Collections and Recollections:"  An English gentleman who had a deformed foot was going to visit the  queen at Osborne, and before his arrival  the queen and Prince Albert debated  whether it would be well to warn tho  Prince-of Wales and the princess royal  of his physical peculiarity, so as to  avoid their making embarrassing remarks, or to leave it to their own good  feeling. ���������'.-.  ��������� The latter course was'adopted.   Lord   duly arrived.   The foot elicited no  remark from the royal children, and the  visit passed off with success. Next day  the princess royal asked the queen:  "Where is Lord ?"  ' 'He has gone back to London, dear.'  "Ob, what a pity 1 He had promised  to show Bertie and me his foot 1"  They had caught him in a.qniet spot  and made their own terms with the  captive.      ..���������  -  r-iiKliiec-a /Who, Stick:  to   Their  E_-  K'ineM Arc Too Scured to Jump. '  '.'.Yes,   I've ' been , pretty   badly   scared'  several  times' since  I   began  railroading  15 ypars ago," said an old freight, conductor, "anel don't really know which one  was the worse, although of course 1 al- ..-  ways thought the last was. "We're all ht-  us  human,  and   if a  man   tells you   he  doesn't get scared  railroading don't  believe him.    I've seen  lots in  the papers  about   heroic .engineers   who    staid   at*'  their posts,and sacrificed their lives try-,  ing to save others.    When you show me  one man that takes.those chances for humanity's sake, as they say, I'll'show'.voir  a hundred  who staid just because they  were too scared to jump or didn't have  time. , '  "A   man ' thinks   mighty   quick "sometimes, but he doesn't alwayshavo lime to  think   of   anybody   that's   behind - him;.  When a fellow's running across the country ajmile a minute- in .pitch dark and all  of a sudden a big headlight flashes in his  face or a pair .of red lights show up id  front, he is mighty apt to forget what the  papers will say about a hero, at his post.' :*  If   he   can,-move   at-all.   he. shuts   off, ,  throws her over and plugs lier with-one  hand, working the air brake\just- because- .-  it's second nature and he can't help, him- -'  self.   It's what they call mechanical, and ,-  a man will do'it without really knowing '  what he's doing.    Then he'll jump if he  can. " " '   - "*--  " "Talking about these heroes,   I'm one  of them myself.   I've a' big reputation up ^  north as a man who'd stick to his'post..  It was when I first went to railroading: '] ���������  I'd  been   raised   in   my  superintendent's -  family, and when I got old enough I went  J  to firing on thc Milwaukee. 'About three   ,  months after I'd got a regular run'Ij was  "���������  out on a freight over night.   We'd had a  rush, and,, I was pretty .tired, and abe>ut' ���������,  12 the head brakeman took th'e.-fire, for ���������  awhileand I went to sleep.   I'was sitting ������  on the front end of the seat, dead to-^the  .  .world.1 when a couple" of red lights on the-  tail  end of a caboose showed   up., ,The ,  freight ahead of us hail  broken  in  two,'  and we caught the hind end in a cut.  The  engineer shut off,, but hedidn't have time  to throw her over and plug her, and. he  and the brakeman both jumped  without -  even waking- me up. . .  "We hit the caboose pretty hard, I ,tell  you, but instead of breaking .her up or  ditching the pilot went under the car and  raised it right up till it-was half way up  the boiler. The shock woke me up, but I  was only half awake then. She was moving along slow yet, aud when I saw the  reo lights on the caboose the first thing  that struck me was that we were ou a  siding and that the engineer had got off,  leaviug the engine ih forward motion,  and she had leaked or sprung her throttle  and gone into another freight on the siding ahead of us.  "I jumped over to the engineer's side  ojhI threw her over and plugged her  hard. It didn't takv much to stop, and I  stood there for a minute commenting profanely on the engineer's leaving her in  .forward motion, and yot if I-had been  wide enough1 awake to think of jumping  you bet your life some other fellow would  have been the hero, and I'd tried to beat  tho engineer and brakeman out of the  cab window."  Ho��������� Mexicans Roll CigrnrettcB.  "It requires a great deal of skill to roll  a cigarette a Ia Mexicana," said a tobacco dealer, "and I've watched the natives  do it many a time without being able to  imitate the performance. The average  Mexican, from peon to upper mielelle  class, carries a handful of granulated tobacco wrappe'd up in a piece <rf rag or  tho corner of a handkerchief. When he  ���������vants to smoke', which is about every  live minutes, he produces, let us say.--libit o'f husk, spreads a pinch of tobacco on,  it lengthwise and twists it into a cylinder  by. giving it a sort of sielelong slap  against his thigh. How he. imparts the  necessary rolling-motion I was never able'  te> understand,-and-granulated tobacco is  much more difficult to manipulate -than  tlie ordinary long cut.  "White paper for cigarette making is  almost totally unknown once you cross  the Ilio Grande, and American tobacco  houses, doing a large business in the republic-have found it necessary to substitute brown for their .Mexican trade. The  kind best liked is the common brow.n  straw paper chiefly used in this country  by butchers and grocers for wrapping up  parcels. It has a-slight flavor that soon  becomes rather pleasant than'-otherwise."  ���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  ���������       ��������� ������������������ -     ���������       - ���������:';-.-. I  It Was Good Advice./  A wildly turbulent-' peasant ..was once  a witness in a trial before Chief Baron  O'G'rady; Tlie. counsel, after pestering  him for some time,, put a:'question to him  which reflected on the witness' character. A'-'':'-:: ;'i-, .. ���������������������������  "If ye ax me-that again I'll give ye a  kick in the gob!" was the.answer.  The counsel appealed to the court, stating that" an answer was necessary to his  client's case, ending up with the query,  "What would, your-: lordship advise me to  do?"   :  "If you are resolved to repent the ques- ,  tion,"-replied, the court, "I'd advise you  to move a '-'little from the witness."���������Saa  FrancicCo Argonaut.  :��������� \  -'f|  'I  -- ������i  /yl  / _  /   VI  ������t_ ;-���������-  V       J  ..A  _**  "*\  &V  THE CUMBERLAM) NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  MUSIC.     '  Words may lie: music cannot.���������Frank  _>������r_rosch.  ,3Iusic is' love in search of a word.���������Sid-  1 ������ey Lanier.    ' l  ,*n music all hearts are revealed to us.  ���������Shorthouse. \ . .  Mns-ic loosens a heart that care .has  bomnd:���������Byrd.  My language is understood all over the  world.���������Haydn. '   '  Mnsic is tho language spoken by angels.���������Lon'gf el low. -  '    Music js the only sensual pleasure with-  oet rice.���������Samuel Johnson.  Music is the ehild of-prayer, the com-  :   ynition of religion.���������Chauteaubriand.  ' - Music is as a shower bath of the soul,  washing away all that is impure.���������Schopenhauer:'  -    , Thero is something deep and good  in  melody, for body and soul go strangely  together.���������Carlyle.  Music gives birth to aspiration. It  _iak<\s a true man truer; it makes a bad  man be'tter.���������Upton.  That which is toer vast and beautiful to  "be displayed before man ,the* gods suggest  through music���������Louis Lombard.   ,  Emotion   is   the   summit   of  existence,  and music is- the summit of emotion, the  art pathway to God.���������.!. ���������!.- Munger.  'r. .Wonldst thou know if a people be we'll  "srovpriied.- if its laws he ge.erel or bad?   Examine the music it practice's.���������Confucius.  Music is, a thing, erf the soul, a rose lip-  . ���������|M-_''s_������*Il - that   murmurs  of   the  eternal  sea. a strange bird singing the songs of  another shore.���������.1. G. Holland.  20 YEARS TORTURE.  Mevilla Lady, W&om Doctors  Failed to Help, Cured at    ���������  Last _y Doan's Kidney  .  Pills.  Solid Gold Ring. Sot with. Real Car.  nets and Pcnrls, in Plush and  Satin Box  Mo one who has not suffered from kidney  disease can imagine the terrible torture  those endure who are the victims of some  disorder of these delicate filters of the  body. Mrs. Richard Rees? a well-known  and highly respected lady of Belleville, Ont.,  had to bear the burden of kidney complaint  for over 20 years and now- Doan's Kidney  Pills have cured her when all else failed.  ' Her husband made the following statement of her case: " For 20 years my wife  has been a sufferer from pain in the back,  sleeplessness and nervousness and general  Erostration. Nothing seemed to help her.  'octors and medicines all failed, until we  got a ray of hope when we saw Doan's  Kidney Pills advertised as a positive cure.  "She began to take them and they helped  her right away, and she is now better in  every, respect. We can, heartily recommend Doan's Kidney Pills to all sufferers,  for they seem to strike the right spot quickly,  and their action is not only quick but it "is  permanent.  "I cannot say more in favor of these  wonderful pills, than that they saved my  wile from lingering torture^ which she had  endured for 20 years past, and I sincerely  trust that Jill sufferers will give Doan's  Kidney Pills a fair trial."  Ifree for Selling 3 Dose. Packages.  $100.00 REWARD !  The above reward will be paid to any person who will prove  that  PERFUMED ROYAL LAVENDER BLUE  will speck: or streak the finest linen.  W e want iirrre-nis to sell this cr'rtlrfly new household article  anel are prepared to give either nremiums or cash commissions  10 Ladies, li.-ys anil Grrls who will work for us.'  ���������very lroerseliold rree*cls blue for laundry purroses and. once  trred. thoy -will buy again. Each 10c packageconta nssufficient  blue lor the requirements of an average family for about 4 months.  NO MONEY REQUIRED.  Srnrplv serrel name nnd address and we .-will forward you a  number of packages of blue nnd our bri? premium list.  Write at onc-e and secure tire agency for a new article that  everybody needs. Menrion this paper. WRITE NAME AND  ADDRESS VERY PLAINLY.  TORONTO CHEMICAL  COMPANY,  TORONTO.  Solid Nickel Stem "Wind a������d  Set���������Good Timekeeper  %"���������  V-  ^JVtfT I  Free for Selling 30 Package-  ���������..    lee   Explosion*  In   Siberia.  ��������� A' recent Siberian, traveler relates  *__t Sadonsk in tho intensely cold  nights the silence was sometimes broken  by ji loud report as of a cannon.' This  was the bursting of one of the ice bubbles iu the river, a   phenomenon   I had  : neither heard nor read of before. The  streams  coming down from  the  bills  _-,���������ere frozen on the surface some six to  mine'inches thick.    The water beneath  ,.,flowed faster than  it-could escape, and,  "tho pressured on the principal of a hy-  , dninlic press, t became' irresistible.  First." the elasticity of the ice was seen  by the rising of  circular' mounds from  ��������� si_ to eight Jcct -in diameter- and from  four to" live feet high. The .bursting  point came at last with_a'report like an  ' explosion'.* Tho water escaped, but soon  froze again., I have seen scores of these  ice .hillocks in a "few v'orsts of the  river."   l ,    " " ��������� -  B_AXA*>   C.arc  constipation,- biliousness  sick headache and dyspepsia.  K-DUPD   Every pill guaranteed perfect  "���������aw6n  and  to act without any grip-  __)_��������� ���������'_'   "If?'   weaker"nJ"T or sickening  rlBJLd effects.    25c. at all druggists.  HICERKURE  -Reseoirunended by stockmen as  best cure tor wounds and sores  y ������ Aeeei-it'-mting--Misery.   -  ".Just think of it 1'J sighed the girl in  bine the morning after her arrival at  an inland resort. "Three hammocks  and not an eligible man on the premises. "���������Chicago Post . ,  I was cured 'of  Rheumatic   Gout by  ._IN__RD'S LINIMENT.  Halifax. ANDREW KING.  I was cuied of Acute   Bronchitis   by  -MINAR'DS LINIMENT.  Susses. Lt. Col. C. Crewe Read.  I was cured of acute Rheumatism by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  MarkhamSDnt. C. S. BILLING.  Converted.  An  Usrly StTy of  1-nihility.  Here is one of Robert Crawford's stories about Uruguay "Two men surprised a farmer and his wife in their  little hut while it was'broad daylight.  The man was seized and bound, and the  'two villains proceeded to torture him  -.to make him disclose the hiding place  of his hoard. The -wife begged and  pleaded as the horrors' increased,, the  man proving obdurate. * ;  '^Finally she'said she would tell them  where the treasure was if they would  follow her. One of the two accordingly  went oyer to the chest in the corner  with her. She opened it, fumbling about  inside of it for a moment until she  found what she^.was looking for. JIn another mo_ient the thief at her side was  dead and his feilow covered by a large  revolver in the hands of a small but  eager woman of the peopled ''He got  away before she could quite make tip  her mind to shoot him too.  "Then the husband was released and  the neighbors, some miles away, called  'in. Word was finally taken to the central police authority of the state; the  officers came, viewed the dead thief���������  and identified him as their attorney  general: It isnot unlikely, " Mr. Crawford adds, "that his accomplice was the  judge of the criminal court."  A SMALL PILL, BUT POWERFUL.���������  They tha ju.ige ot tnu powers of a pill  bv its size would oons'uer Parmel. e's  "Veeie-ablo PilU t) lnj aoKing. it is  a little wonder among pills. " What it  lacks in siz > it makes ut) in potency.  Tee remedies whion id ��������� arries an- put up  in these small dose-- beca't e they are fo  powerlul that only --ma 1 doses a>e required The full snen^Ch of ther extrac s  i-< secured in tms loan and do their work  thoroughly.  , There never was, and nevor  will be,  a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to which flenh isheir���������the very nature  ot many curatives being such   that  were  the germs'of other and differently  seated  diseases rooted in the pystein  of   the  patient������������������what would relieve one ill in turn  would  aggravate  the  other.     We  have,  however, In Quinine Wine, when  obtainable In a sound,   unadulterated  sta'e,   a  remedy for many and grievous Ills. By its  gradual and judicious use the frailest systems   are   led   into - convalescence    and  strength bv.the influence which  Quinine  exerts on Nature's  own   restoratives.    It  relieves the drooping spirits of those with  whom, a chronic state of morbid despondency aodvlack of Interest in life  is a  disease,'and, by   tranquilizing  tho  nerves,  disposes to sound and  refreshing sleep-  imparts vigor to the action of the  blood,  which, being stimulated, courses through-  Out the veins, strengthening the  healthy  animal functions of the   system,   thereby  making, activity    a    neces^arv    lesult,  strengthening the frame, ami giving  life  to the digestive organs,   which cnaturally  demand increased substance���������result,   improved appetite. Northrop and Lyman, of  Toronto, have given to   the   publio_their  superior Quinine Wine at tbe usual7rate,  and, gauged by tbe opinion of  scientists,  this wine  approaches  nearest  perfection  of any in the market.,    A11 druggists sell  it.    -    Stip������rcMNt_S' ���������.  Bore.  "What a large head  you have," remarked  the  loquacious barber  to   an"  Irish  customer.'  "Why. it's twice  as.  large as mine."  "But Oi suppose you're afther foind  in thot head, of yours large enough,  though?" queried the Irishman.  4 'Sure,'' repied " the , tonsorial artist.'  "It suits me all right."  "Av coorse, V said the son of Erin.  "Phwat's the use av a man havin a big  trunk whin ho has' no clothes to keep  in it, Oi dunno. '.'���������Chicago News.   *  1 ' IPX  ^','Aiy  -  1.1*-������ (r-4  *__\l  i--.--  ������������������������  rjsi  ims  Os  - "��������� '>$*-& I  A*&\  ,3'/,   .   _i2;|  r ���������< /. ���������." rs * ���������  *. .'-">���������}-M  t~ tyu  ������������������>-.--S������_  - '. a ,<<-,* t������9������  - ' AA'aM  t *���������*���������  ���������m  ~ Conceal _������ent.  "How did   the  burglars  happen   to,  .miss your jewels?-". ���������"*��������� j-  "Only yesterday morning something  told me they were not safe *in the"tomato can in the cellar, where I usually  kept them, andrI had. accordingly concealed them in a jewel case in nay  room. "���������Detroit Journal.'.  Jii.- .,  ���������- yQ$m\  ��������� A^tum  T _fL   v'^T <���������* rife   w I  ' v&'&AWiik  n-tsKa  *f*rC.  5-  /!���������������(.  MINARD'S" LINIMENT LMDennan's Mai  A Delicate Mntter.  "No. ".said Miss Cayenne, "I don't  think I should care to vote. Public affairs are too difficult for nie. "  -"You used to say they were very  simple.'  "I have changed my mind ft seems  to be almost as hard ter determine whom  you should snub in perlitics its it is in  societ--- "��������� Washington Star  Hi��������� Serenade.  "That dog of mine is a poetical ciir  When he howls at the moon, it sounds  as if he were making rhymes." k  "Doggerel.   I   suppose."���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer; .  There is danger in neglecting a cold.  Many who have died of Consumption  dated their troubles from exposure, followed by a colli which .settled on their  lungs, and in a short; time they were be  yood the skill of the best physician._ Bad  they used Bickle's Anci-Consumntive  Syrup, before it was too late, their live-  would Lave been spared. This medicine  has no equal for curing coughs, colds,  and all allections of the throat and lungs  gold plated. ^ ::i:  tn u-i with your name and nddrcn,  to you  by express for ex.-unln.itu.n.    It fi ������i  nnd we will forward lliia watch to ;  Dept  W L  (Dap back and bezel dust-proot *  opi.-a face, stem *a ind and lot, -  .gold plated, handsomely engraved.   It look*) like a solid  K"lil watch, is-fitted with a  7-Jewelled American  Model  .Movement that wc warrant to  Rive good sntis'action, and ia v  Hist tiie watch for trading pur.  I>oses.   If after careful exam*'  mation >nu lind this watch to  be exactly as lopresented, pay  tha express nyent fi 95 and  charges, and it is yours.  Terry Watch Co., Toronto. Ont-  Kerosene oil will clean zinc better than  almost anything else. Put a few drops  on a flannel cloth and rub well. Don't  throw water in which you have washed  articles cleaned with kerosene into galvanized iron pails. The chemical combination is malodorous and destructive.  ieOFFEE'J  , - *,.iip..-_B,|  >V-*vft_af  mm  'A^_^__l  "My dear," said Mrs! Huuewell ae  she poured the coffee" at-break hist .'the  other morning, "do you believe in th&  eternn 1 titness of thinjrs'-"  "I used to," replied Huhewell. "but  that was.before you began to make my  n-lwrts."  M for Miliarias and tate no oiler.  Disttressirijjr.  ."Well, here's another case of accidental shooting."  "Too bad! I wonder why it is that  people will go on fooling with guns  that they don't'know are loaded."  "Ob, they knew this one was loaded  a_ right!    It  happened  at a  French  TflEY ^Rlsl CJARJBFULLY PRB-  P.-\Rr_D ���������Pills which dissipate themselves in tho stomach cannot be exi ected  to have much effect upon tbe intestines,.  arid to overcome costiveutss the ine-dirine  admioisterert mu-.t influence the action  of these eanal.-. Parnit-lee's Vegetable  Pill? are so made, undejr tire Supervision  of exoerts, t> at the sub.stanc.ps in them  intendel to operate on rhe intestines are  retarded inacrion until they pas* througk  the stomach, to te bowels.  Api>:illiiiK _ I*oet.  The Beauty���������I've had lots of poems  written to me, but I have only kept  those that were humorous.  The Poet (tenderly)���������And why did  you not keep the serious ones?  "Oh, because'thoy were ridiculous I' .  Croup Promptly   Relieved.  Mrs. J. Simms, Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver, B. C, writes: "One of our children  has been subject to croup almost since its  birth. We find Griffith's Menthol Liniment always to give prompt relief, and  would not be withouc it in our home. As  a liniment we do not think it has any  equal.    All druggists, 25cts.  Natnrally.  "And the tornado blew your house  clear over on its side? It must' have  been a terrifying experience."  "Yes; we felt a good deal upset over  it."  he  How They Gamble.  "Girls are inveterate gamblers,  asserted. >     ^ <  "Prove it," she demanded.  "Isn't marriage a lottery?" he asked  -Chicago Post.  Anxious For Pnrtietilnrii.  "Oh, by the way, I hear that Minnie  is engaged to a professor!"  "You dc_*������ say! What kind, chiropodist, palr_:*_ or horseshoer?"���������Chicago  rii_es-Uc_*I<_.  he  An   AuicricHu   Dtrelri-nh.  "Adorable   creature,   be  mine!'  pleaded.  For an instant'Genevieve-was perplexed. She knew his heart was cold,  yet these, his words, were very warm.  But suddenly it all came to her as by  inspiration.   ;  "Flannel mouth!" she exclaimed,  with all the hauteur she could summon.���������Detroit Journal.  Ink   RSot*  on   Paper.  To remove ink from paper pour  enough water over a teaspoonful of  elilorinate'd liine* to cover tlie stained  portion. Moisten a ele*au piece of,  linen and rub it lightly with the mixture*. If the stain is not of too long  si a ruling, it will disappear. If more  than erne application is required, let  the -paper dry hi-fore. wetting the second or third time, if iLu* spot is .rubbed, the texture of the paper will be  spoiled. Dry It gently with a piece of  dry linen.  Keep -HMD'S. LimENT ii tie .iron.  Alloway & Champion  BANKERS  AND   BROKERS  362  MAIN  ST., WINNIPEG.  _-tste_ Stocks bought, sold, and carrried  on margin.  "Write ns if you wish to exchange any kind of  "-toaey, to buy Government or 0. Kb W. Co.  *l*ai$������.������r to sen<l monej any wj������ere.   Quite, Likely.  "Who do you think, will run in next  year's campaign?" asked the political  boarder.  "Aguinaldo," promptly responded the  lighting boarder, "if the Philippine  ���������ifimpaign is still going on.'  News.  -Chicago  A  Hen   Hunt.        ,  An English paper says-that the hat  of a -certain'shortsighted -master at  Eton blew off one day. and as be started iu pursuit a black ben dashed out  of the gateway. The schoolmaster saw  the ben ami thought it was bis hat.  anil all Eton was electrified by the  spe-e-iae-Ie of a lint less and -breathless  reverend man bunting a black lien  from one end of the street to the other.  Hi������  Remark.  Mis.", Rharp���������Chollie made such an in-  tcrc-djing remark last niyht   ,  ivLi.s--- Short���������What did he say V  Mi.-.-- Sharp���������He told nie he would be  compelled to leave at Oer'clock.���������Cleveland Leader  Save the Babies.  It Is  Chase & Sanborn's  Seal Brand Coffee,  reasomenough whyjt is  popular;  Thousands of them die every summer who could, bo saved by the  timely use of Dr. Fowler's Ext.  of Wild Strawberry.  TTT ffDlZTTDT? bas no equal for sore shoulclenj  ULujUfluUlUJ says j?:_ii-i_-e*r of Greerrway farm  THE BRIGHTEST FLOWJiRS mus-i  fade, but young lives ������utlangered by  severe coughs and colds may be preserved  by Dr. Thomas' Eo'ectiiic Oil. Croup,  whoopirg cough, bronchitis, in shore all  affet ons of the throat and lungs, ara relieved c-y this rierllng preparation, which  also remedies rheumatic pains, eores,  bruises, pi'e--, kidney cliffi u'ty, and ia  most ec-nomic.  There is not a. mother  who loves her infant but  should keep on hand during the hot weather a  bottle of Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry:  There is no remedy so  safe and so effective for  the drarrheaa of infants,  and none has the endor-  sation of so many Canadian mothers who have  proved its merits, and therefore speak  with confidence. One of these is Mrs.  Peter Jones, Warkworth, Ont., who says:  "I can give Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild  Strawberry great praise, for it saved my  baby's life. She was cutting her teeth'  and was taken with diarrhesa very bad.  My sister advised me to get Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry. I got a  bottle and it i cured the baby almost at  once.-'  HlflH GRADE   PLOWS, .SEEDING  ��������� 'jr* _���������_>!������__,___���������       T_ n *_,____ _���������   *  arriiic;es7 "vVajjoiis,' Barrow^ Windmills!  *c.   COCKSHUTX P_.0"Wr CO., Winnipeg.  LUCAS, STEELE _ BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Write US, Hamilton,Ont.  Circle Teas  _.S._B. Coffees  _.. S. & B. Extracts  I_ S. & B. Spices  I.EST YOU FORGET, note that we buy  Butter, Cheese and Freah Eggs for export���������that  ���������ve lranello Gasolines Engines and Horse Powers,  and tlrac our "Alexandra" and ".Melotte*  Cream Separator.-- are the beat in the.world.  Correspondence solicited.  Winnipeg-.  THE ONLY PRINTERS' SUPPLY HOUSE  IN THE NORTHWEST  We keep a large stock always on hand of TYPE,  PRINTERS' MATERIAL and PRINTERS' MACHINERY; can fit out Daily or Weekly Papers  or Job Outfits on few hours' no_ce. We also  sopply READY-PRINTS; STEREO-PLATES, and  PAPER and CARD STOCK.  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTER  Toronto Type Foundry Co., Limited.  175  Owen St., Winnipeg.  W. _T. TT.    23"  ������__  un S}  THE -CUMBERLAXD N B\V:-  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M, J3.   Bissett Edi lop  The columns of Tjhe Ni5\y<? are open to all  -h-������ wish to express therrein yiews on piatt-  Of- of public  interest,  ��������� While we do not hold ourselyes responsible f<>|P tbe utterances of ceirre.s-jonc'enti-' ws*  reserve the r-ght of deoli-nii_ in insert  tsorn'ilU7*ica ions unnecessarily personally,  , _~ 4-dve'rtisers who  want their  ad  phanged, , should   get    copy in    by  12 a,m. day before issue.  . _ . .���������    -i    ..  . .   .      .     --     '������   i.   -  SATURDAY,    NOV.   25th    1899  AN EASTERN VJlfiW,  ''What position' do French Can-  < p,dians take at this moment?    They  ��������� ptand by the constitution  of CanaDo they   take  a  different  view  from   their   English   compatri-ts?  No, at least not different from j-eas-  enable English   Canadians.-  As to  jfngoes like the Star and the Toronto   News,   let   vts  ignore them  In  this   discussion,    as   wp   ask our  .English  compatriots,to  ignore the  ^ insignificant group of French Can-  pdianV who  proplaim  the absolute  t       ,   '  jpdifferenpeof Canada to the fate  pf $hp JCmpire by exclaiming with  jn������>ro pptentatjon   than   reflecti h:  ' t  'Not a cent, not a man for Eng-  Jarid,'  * *  *   We   have   cur      hotheads  who  o speak in  amusing  fashion���������amusing because seriou���������of the- separa-  ' tJQU- of   J_qwerr Canada (for-them  V  ptill New France  protected   by the  V-fleurrde-lys)    from   the   Canadian  confederation \yith th,e ai-n of found-  ���������y ingaFrenvh repubiic,pt-rhapsevena  r  jporjarchy, which   would.be  a fort  .   of restitution to the descendants of  . the  most  Christian   Kings   whose  conduct so so well  defended   us a-  gaiust British conquest!  French Canadians" laugh at this  spheme, as they will  at all Utopian  schemes, whether,s oial or political  .   whose realization is manifu tly impossible.  This group of French Canadia} s  to wliich Mercier lent his iuflue.icj ,  djniinishe-s continually and to day  is scarcely perception * * * *  No public man will have anything  whatever to do with it,  to   ascertain   whether  or  not  the*  would   eventually. become  payable.  language   in Cape Colony -.   "   '..- '...:. 1825���������1828  Emancipation of the slaves. ,1834  The great'Boer Trek. . >.1836���������1837  Boer emigrants occupy Natal 1838  British.annexation of Natal. 1843  Recognition of the  indepen-  pendence of Transvaal and  Orange River Boers. .1852���������1854  Discovery of diamonds on the  Lower Vaal river  .    1869  a c  British annex the Transvaal    1S77  Conquest of Zululann......    1879  Retrocession of tbe Transvaal    18S1  C' -nvention ��������� of London with  ,the Tram-vaal Republic. .  Witwatersrandt    gold    field  discovered ..-..��������� '.'. .  British South   Africa   Com-  pany founded. . .'    1889  Natal granted a   responsible    ���������  Government c     1893  The Jameson Raid ' 1886  The Transvaal War........     1899  1884  1S85  _o_t fertile and beautiful in ..Austr.-';. ,  sugar cultivation being a staple m__:;.--y.  Pome four years ago prospecting was car  rie-d on in lire hope of Hurling a pay������blt  quielisilver deposit, anel the New i?vuth  Wales Department of Mines dispat"bi*el "it_  mineralogist, Mr. J. IB. Carrre, tc- inspect  and report upon tbe workings, with the  result that that gentleman, aft--r ,i most  careful examination, recommenn.-.l ' that a  peirtion of tbe Government ,pi- specting  vote be devoted to assisting . .w- prospectors in their search for, thd 'l.xie- which  was suspected to exist,  anel, if successful,  eleposits  Since  then considerable ��������� developments  have b.on  made,   and   six   distinct   shafts   have   been  put down on three parallel   lodes.   Several  tons of the ore from these lodes have been  brought   to' Sydney,   and   eiuan'trties   of   it  distributed   amongst   tbe  various     government departments for examiiracion and testing'purposes. , The ore is expected to yield  from   three  to   liv.e  per  cent,   of  mercury,  and it has been ascertaine-d that'the '.sjjent'  ore contains gold and  silver.   Tbe area-'of  the   ground   examined   by   the   Government  geologist' Is about 120  acres,   but  it is believed'that with .the progress, of'prospecting  operations  other  lodes,' more  or  less rich,  will   be  found.   A   further   examination  of  the  locality is  being made' by the government   geologist,   and   bis   report   is   being  anxiously awaited.   He has definitely ascertained the existence of three distinct parallel lodes, the first discovered in the colony  and improving as they go down.   When the  I'uieksilver mining industry is fairly established a large population  will  become attracted to this part of the colony, which has  been for, many years portion of an immense  pastoral   property,   and ' but   litle     known.  JMetchieryJs being erected and a preliminary  te'sting of about one thousand tons of ore  will   he ��������� made*.   Should   the   results   prove  satisfactory  the   New   South   Wales  quick-  si'ver, trade will become revolutionized,'as  tbe   poorest-' assays   shows   the   ore   to  be  richer   than   thoBe   of   the   American   and  Spanish mines.They will also encourage the  search  for other cannlbar  deposits  which,  there Is every reason for believing are mne  numerous   nnd   richer   than   generally   na-  si.ined.   The value of the discovery lu con-  nection   with   the   colonial   gold-mining  industry   can   hardly   be   over-estimated'.   It  simply 'means  that  the  work of gold production will become enormously stimulated^  thereby largely increasing- the already 1 irgi-  auriferous1 output of the eejlony  -      0 1  TO THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT.  brave,   devoted  We  oh!  send   you   forth,  band,  With   deafening   cheer   and   high   uplifted  band.  And   tears   that   mingle   with   a   nation's'  pride  That   gives  her best to light at  England's  side.  We  forth   beneath   the - triune  We stand   by   the   cqnstitu ion  which alone   guarantees us proiec-  tian, safety anddefo ce.���������LeJUq de  ���������>- . .  - (Janadie ., (Montrea .)   : P :   Never burn kindly writren letters;  }t is so .pleasant to   read them ove ,  when the ink is   brown, the   p; p< r  yellow   with age- and   the   hand:  that traced the  friendly  words aie  folded over tbe hearts that prompt  el their-..   Keep   all   living letters.  Burn only the   ha sh ones,   and in  i-urning forgive and forget them.  send   you  cross,  The victor's 6lgn of conquest won through  loss,  Are und that blood-bought banner now you  .  stand  To  give your lives for Queen and  Mother  Land.  We send you  forth to keep what  England  wou  For all who wear the title of ber son,  What now she battles for beyond tht- sea.  *The Briton's right and broad humuuhy.  Wc* send you forth with joy aud yet \vit!<  prayer,  In   danger's   hour,   God   keep   you   everywhere;  lie  life,   be  death,   the guerdon  that    yoi  find,-. -.', ���������   -  The Laurel with the Maple Leaf to bind.  -'���������M.-G. Y.  -Toronto,   Oct.   30. \ .       '  Pcites for Reference.  I486���������1S99.  The. f-'llovving are the date--.; pf  porn" pf Ik- more1 important events  in -he history of South Africa:  A, D,  'Discovery   of   the   Cape  of  Good Jlope   b}'  Bartholo--  mew T)\i\ff: .,,..,..,,,.,.     H86  Ftpst   -appearance'  of    the  Dutch  in   South   African  Waters...,,.,.,...,,.,.,     1595  Dt]tch settle in Table Bay.. .     3 -52  Fif-t   Br-ti^h   occupation of  "ll:e Ctipf. . . . 1795���������1  03  C<ip-- Coiony ceded fo Britain     1   14  Ariiv il of British settlers. ..    V 20  K. ^-lisli duclart-el th^-  oiiicia!  _ .  p, -   - - ���������     .. . ���������     - -        .......  A.USTKALIAN QUICKSIIiVEK.  LOVE-MAKING OF A BOER.' ,  There Is something very comic, according to our notions, in the way, a "Boer  manages his love-making. Having asked  ihe- permission of .his father to court  a certain damsel. in the neighborhood  - by that is meant anywhere within ab->ut  lifty miles���������he proceeds to purchase the*  most strikingly decorated and loudly colored saddle cloth feu- his steed that he e-arr  possibly obtain. He will very lifeoly, spend  i large sum of money on this, for it is a  special occasion,' and no one knowing the  ���������ounlry and the habits of the people will  have the least doubt from the appearance of  his horse that he is in quest of a bride.  Having made his preparations, he mounts  his spirited horse and journeys to the l.idy's  home, bnt instead of seeking out the: object  rflhif alfe-ctions  he resp-ctfully  asks permission   of   her  father to   court h.-r.     The  ������������������Id   man   cautiously  refrains   from  aaswor-  'ug,   but  consults  his  wife,  aud  the  y. nth  oins   the*   younger  members   of  the   hc-use-  oq; jo ouo  '^orj^sip jo_t_  sduojbio  aq*  i'|  hold.  No fur;her notice is taken  of the suitor  Tor the res: <.f the day, but if the paivnts  ipprove   e.i"   him,   when   the   rest    of    tlu  louse-hold  retire for the night, tho mother  uole-muly   approaches   the   young   man   ind  ���������iraidori   with  a  long tallow  candle  in   he  .and.     This   she   places   on   the   table   nnc  ghts,   and   their,   having   taken   an   aiToc--  ��������� 'cmali- farewell of the couple, "she retires.  I'his is a sign to the lover that his suif i.-<  ii c'eptable.     As   long  as   the   candle   lasts  ho young coupk' are allowed to sit up and  1 aik.���������Chicaco  News.  ���������.Notice.  I  Although    quicksilver   has    not    bitherte  occupied other than a mluor position amon-:-  the  metals of New South  Wales,  there are-  not   wanting   Indications   that   in   tlie  ueai  future   it   will   be  found   oue  of  the   most  valuable" ox tbe nutu-jrous metallic product:-  of lire colony.    Thc presence of native urer-  fury   or   quicks.lver   irr   New   South   Wali.v  .was ascertained as far back as 1841,   svhe.i  the  Rev.   W.   B.   Clark?,   au   eminent  Air*  trt:lian   geologist,   received   a   sample   fron  a   ero.K   uii  lire. Cudgegong  Itiver,   an auriferous stream, rising iu the Australian Alp--  and flowing through a portion of the west  e-rn gerldfields of the colony.   Cannibar hai:  previously been found in the same locality,  fi  has also been discovered in a few other  places,   but   although   Mr.   Clarke,   with   a.  view  to  stimulating systeinaiic  search  for  thc-  metiil,   published   a  popular, description  of   the   ores   of   mere-ury,   lltlo   or   nothing  further was done,   in later years mercury,  in  the form of cannibar, was f und at Bir  gara,    wher:j   there   are   several   diamond  mir-e-s; in the vicinity of thc Solferino golel-  fle-ldf,   rend   at   Cooina,   at   the   entrance   t.  the New South Wales snow country, where  the?   assays   of  ore  yi������ld'*d  25  per  cent,   of  quicksilver.        Tho    richest   deposits  'nave.  lin-.vt'Yer,    been    illscove-ri.-el   wnr   Ynlgibar,  Riding on locomotives and   railway'ct-irs   of   the   Union    Coiliery  Com -any by any   person   or   pir-  '.ms-���������except train crew���������is st-ricfly  wrohihited."   Employees   are   subject to di.-missal for allowing same.  By order  Francis D   Little  ,   Mtv-nor-i-  . ' ppesh La'g_p Beep' ���������%������F?R6vw6i  STEAM -  eer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  - - .  A re vard of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading to  conviction  oil  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs- belonging  to  this  company il  HENRY' BETFK'-L,    Manager.}  NOTICE.    "  NOTICE IS HEREBY given that  aj pi.cation   will be  made to ihe  Pailiament of Canada at its next  session for an Act to Incorporate  a Company with poWer   to   ton  struct equij- maintain   and <*per-  ���������   ate either .a ,'standard   or narrow  j^auge railway for -the purpose of  carrying  passengers  and freight  ,    including all  kinds of merchandise from a point in   Comox Dis-  tiict   Vancouver Island   situate  on the  50th' parallel on or mar  1    to the  East Coast of Vancouver  Island, thence'in'a Northerly direction by the most feasible route  through  Sayward   and' Rupert  '  Districts   to a point   at or  near  ���������Cape Scott or sume'other suitable  point at or near the North end-o'f  Vancouver Island/with power-to.  construct,'operate  and maintain  -��������� branch   lines   to   the  Coast  on  either side of - Vancouver  Island  and to other points  and all���������nec--  essary roads and   bridges  ways  and ferries and to build own and  maintain   wharves   dbi'.ks,' saw-  1 mills and coal buukers and with  power to build equip   own main  tain and operate steam and other vessels and boats and to operate the same   on  any  navigable-  waters connecting  with the said  railway line or branches -theu-oi  and with  power to   biiild'owii v-  quip operate and  maintain  te:e-.  - graph   and    telephone   lines   in  conneci'-n-with the said railway  and     branches    and' to   carr\  on    a    general    express   .business-and to build and operate ah  kinds of plant for,the purp se.of  supplying   light heat  eleca-icity  and any   kind of motive' power  and with power to acquire watei  rights and to construct dams and  flumes   for- improving and   increasing the water privileges ant  with power to  expropriate land*-  for the purposes of the Company  and  to   acquire   lands   bonuses  privileges   and  other  aids  from  any Government municipal corporation or other persons or bodies corporate and  with power  to  L ase-and connect and make traf  fie and e ther   ar ������ ngements wi,11.  rail   a   steamboat or other companies now or hereafter to bi* incorporated   and   with   power to  make wagon   roads to be used i:  the eonstr uction of r-uoh -ailw^y  and i-i advance  of the same an ;  .t ��������� levy and collect, tolls from ali  .. persons using   and on all freight  pas ing'   over the   s:i id ��������� m il way  and such   roads ' branch'-- s ferrie>  wharve.-   and    vessels   1 uilt   or  owned by the   Compan}' whether  hnilt or owned before or after the  construction of  the railway and  with all, other usual necessary cr  incidental    rights    powers   and  privileges as  may  be  necessary  or  conducive to the' att'ainmonl  of tlie  above  objects ��������� or any  them. ���������.  DATED at Victoria, B. C. this 13thJ  day of November A. D. 1899.  H. Maurice Hills  /       Solicitor for-the Applicants,  ,    ���������~ ������   ,'  AGRICULTURE IN KLONDIKE.  Encouraging Results of a Season's Ex!  , periments Near Dawson.- '  Mr. J. A. Acklin, who has spent much*'  time and mo'hoy .during the past season  in a first agricultural, experiment' in. fhW  .Yukon, has given to tho Toronto' Glob<������f  correspondent'aii interesting report..  Mir.  Acklin   selected   a   hillside  about' three-  ��������� miles. up  the   Klondike   for  his   oxnerii-1  i ' A ii  ment;  he cleared thc ground,  btiilt.'thojf  most   artistic     cabin,in   tlie .KlondikdjvT  planted   grain, ��������� vegetables;- and   flowersi!  and- has established an altogether delight  ful place���������a real homestead in the Y  ikon. ' It was* a-revelation'even tothosei  ' who know and laud the country^and cli-'  mate to see what possibilities of cultivr/  tion lies in tli'e> warm surface groun<J/������|!  this   frozen   North.-    The   following,-''*  Mr.  Acklin's  report:. ������  "Varieties   of   flowers   and -yegetablejil  were sown, in the cabin in boxes'on ttf  following dates, aud transplanted to th|  open   ground   from; - May  12  to June {w  -viz: .  "M'urch, 22���������Lettuce, 3 varieties; cab-,  ' bage, 3 varieties.'      *        ' '  "    '    -'  "Aprils���������Pansies,  -asters,'    balsam;  nasturtiums,   dianllms,. .stocks, ��������� migno  otte,     dahlias,   calendulis,' ' cornflowers!  acrocleanms," h'elchryseums','  .viscariasif  ceiituaries, sweet- ��������� peas,  annual-   chrys!  anthemums,   cauliflower, and'celery.    *-j,  The following were sown in the' op<-'  ground on the date's given:- u  "April 24���������Radishes, peas, spinach ami  mustard. - <��������� "  "May'3���������Sweet peas, radishes, lettuce,  "May 10.���������Carrots and turnips.  "May 22���������Peas and string beans, boarc',  Windsor beans, onions,  turnips, rutab',  gas, beets, carrots, rhubarb.  "All of the above have,,done well, except the' celery, which I did not .got  planted out until -late. ' fj  SOWING AND CUTTING GRAIN.   }���������  "The -following are the dates of sow  ing and cutting varieties of grain:  "April    20���������Oats,    Abundance,    Earlyi  jolhem,  vut August 10; Improved Lig-  ons, cut August 28.  "May 22���������Barley, Canadian Thorps,.  cut August 28; Trooper Royal, cut August 17; Odessa, cut August 17; wheat,.  Preston, Percy, Ladoga, "White Fife, cut  August 27; Red Fife, cut August 28.  "The grain has done exceptionally well,  being   well  filled,   and  I   see  no  reason  why     grain,     including  winter    wheat,  should  not be  extensively  and  success-  ailly grown here, as from my. observations  the climate is as suitable here as  at   any   time   in  the   Northwest- or   the  Northern States of the United, States,  "From   my   experience  of   the  last   two  years I see no reason whj' this country  shoulij  not be  able  to produce its  own  vegetables.  "As for. flowers, the success I have had  .���������proves   that  all  hardy  annuals   -will, do  well, and the coming year I intend 'plants  iug_->eyeral_huudrt'd_. hybrid. rose--s.   and  also     summer     flowering   bulbs,   and   a  much larger variety of hardy and half-  hardy   annuals,   and   also   some   of   the-  hardy   perennial  varieties. ���������'���������-.-  "Cultivated small fruits, such as straw*  berries, currants, blackberries, and raspberries should do well here, as the follow'1^  ing grow wild here:    Currants, raspber--  ries, cranberries, blue berries, etc."  I*-398CW-sw__>-^H>'_'_���������'~���������5S_>__sc������--^fr~asB_������-������5__.t~T-}f f wiarnffi^������������������r~i~r^rmr-���������-18 Dm-���������na m man t���������w���������t )|[^p~>af���������������������������������^ flj������ nn-TH'.  These Goods May be had of Stevenson St, Co, m  - ,y.y������  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY given that j  application \\ill be made t-^ the  Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its  next session for an Act to Incorporate a Company with power to  construct, equip, maintain and  operate either a.standard or narrow gauge''railway for the purpose of carrying passengers  and  * freight, including all kinds of merchandise, from, a point in Comox  . District, Vancouver Island, si ��������� uate  ��������� on the 50th- Parallel on or near  the East Coast of Vancouver Island, "thence in a noi thcrlv dir-  ection by the most feasible route  . to a point at or near  Cape Scott  ���������or  some  other suitable point at  ' or near to the North end of-Van;  couver Island, with power to construct,    operate   and   maintain  branch lines to the Coast on either side of Vancouver Island aud  'to other points and all neces-ary  roads, bridge?,, ways and-ferries,  ,   and  to  build,  own,   and main-  , tain  , wharves,     docks  '    saw-  [)-   ������-,     y mills and coalbunkers, and with  power to build,eduip, own,'main  tain and operate steam   and o'th-  '    er vessels arid boa ts and. to opcr  - - ���������< ate the  same  on any. navigable  , - ^waters connecting   with the said  "railway line or branches thereof,  ���������'*���������< and with power to,build, own. e-  quip, operate  and  maintain telegraph   and   telephone  lines  in.  'connection   with   the  said rail-  way anil branches,, and to carry  '-'���������   on   a   general express business,  and   to - build, and   operate all  iA ' ��������� r '  kinds of plant for the purpose of  v- " supplying-light,  heat, electricity  ,  arid  any kind  of  motive;power,  =    and -        with..' , power to  -   acquire    water   rights    and  to-  t constiulct  dau.s, and   flumes for  ''improving   and- increasing   th-'  " water privileges, and with power  r    ' to expropriate-lands for .the por-  poseH of theC-mpany, and to acquire lands,  bonuses,   privileges  and other aids from any Govern-  , ,    ment,   municipal  corporation or  '��������� other persons or* bodies1 corporate and with  power to lease *.nd  to connect and make   traffic and  other   arrangements   with   railway, steamboat'or other companies now or  hereafter to be incorporated, and with power to make  wagon .roads   to be  used in the  construction of such railway and  in  advance of the  same and  to  levy  and collect   tolls   from all  persons using  and on-all frei-ihi  passing  over   the   said   railway  and such roads, branches, ferries  wharves   and    vessels   bnilt   or  owned by  the company, whether  built or owned i efore or after .the  ci instruction   of the tailway; and  with   all   other   usual, "ore s;;ry  or    incidental  powers,   rig h t ?  and privileges   as    may   ln-  necessary   or conducive  to      the     attain m ent      of  , tl e above objects or any of thorn.  Dated   at     Vict ovi ���������, .11.     C, thi  9th day of   October,   A.    U.   1899  H. JTaurioe Bii.ls.  Solicitor for the Applicants.  A 1'ARGALN.  Anyne wishing to secu'-e a  hou������e anel lot uf land veiy chca;-  will do well to call at this nflico.  The owner intends to leave and  will sell at a sacrifice.  _-Diju._mai_ __ Melii B.iio o By*  TIME TABLE,  EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  Notice.  CHANGE  OF   CORPORATE   NAME.  ,���������*'  Notice is hereby given that the  Union Colliery Company of British Columbia, Limited ��������� Liability  intends to apply to His Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor for permission  to change'iis name to that of the  '���������"Wellington ' Colliery Company,  Limited Liability."  Dated'Victoria, 18th July, 1899.  DAVIE, POOLBY & LUXTON,  'Solicitors   to   the   Union   Colliery  Company of   B. C,   Limited   Liability.  r  oooopbooooooooboooooooooooooooo  The H.B!A.Vogei_  r;      Commercial GoHeae,  P.' p. Box 347, Vancouver. B. C.  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Yv^e bave just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  o The News Job Department.  FOR SALE CHEAP���������And on  -*asy Terms, a house and six acres  of land at Comox. Apply at this  office.  FOR SALE: Old papers. Apply at News Office.  O  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  oi  ���������������-.  ,-o*  _    -O'a  ���������V-'-o"  o*  Livers  ^l__nTID  Teamin  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish^Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates. *   ���������  g D.  KILPATRICK.  o Cumberland o  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO  o  o  o  o  o  c  o,-  o  o,  o  o  o  G  o  ������____  DO YOU WANT SOMETHING   TO   HELP   PASS  THE LONG EVENINGS ? . . . . . .;: . :.;.;...  m\  SUWDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH,���������Sekvicks  ihe  evening.     Rev. J  . cl.'i.  X.  I'l  Wll.LlSMAK":  ��������� Teamsters and Draymen  Single and  Double rigs  .   for Hire.     All .Orders  Promptly   Attended   to  Third St., Cumberland, BC,  1  /  ^  t  AN AUTOHARP  GUITAR or  BANJO  will  do  it for-those  who   have  an  ear  for  music.  4- \  f  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ��������� ���������'���������  !���������   ���������. WORLD-WIDE C������RgUlj____)N.|  I Twenty Pagres; Weekly; Illustrated. 5  . Indispensable to Mining Men.        (  THRSE DOLLARS PER YEAS. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE QOPIE8 FREE.  MINING AND SCIEKTIFIG PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Franciscx), C/u  ST.'GEORjE- RESBYTER1AN  CHURCH. ' :_������,<v"iCHS m ii a.m. and  7 p. in. .���������-.una.i)' _ch:*i)i at ~'.j"- ^- P.  ���������S. C. .;_. meetb at th_ close vf -. vt-i.in^  service.    Rev. W.  C.   Dodds, p-.stor.  M ETHO DI ST C F_ URCH .-SiCRVii ks  at iiif, usual hours morning and evt-i- ng  Eowcirih   League meets   at the rfnsi    of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. VV. Hicks, pastor  St.   John's ' Catholic   Church���������Hev.  J   A. Dur-mel, "P_stor<    Ma-i-r   e>u   Suaei >ya  at  11 o'ciook a.   ui,      4uuday   Schuo.   v  tire tU'ttrruouu.  LEADING   BARBER  and  TASIDBBMIST  9  ������  Keeps a  Large   Stock  of Fire  Aims.   Arnuni-  tion    ail'1.    S  Goods   of  tions.  ! Cumberland,     B.  C.  I'j o r 11 n g  all   d-scrlp-  is just the thing for those who  can't learn to play even a  Jew's Harp-���������������������������������������������������������������^*  II Ta-ks9 Play������,  ^ings���������Does  everything but walk.       Call and hear it at  the News Office.  CHAS, C SEGRAVE, Agent,  Cumberland, B. C.  _*^@:- THE BROTHER OF JIM.  By WILLIAM HENRY SHELTO".  CCoDyriffht. 1899. by tha Author.l  ' 'What are yon fellers doin in there ?"  he cried. ' ''The divil will be after  you  aforo long if you don't git up and move  on.",  "I'm well  enough where I am," re;  plied-Henry.    "Go en yourself."  "What; kind of an idiot lie you anyway?"   growled   the   strange   soldier.  * striding over  into the company of  th*  ���������   two men and thc horse.  " .; . He had a  bandage  about  his -head  'which w,a$ _t���������i,',���������-'',   "''"'   "      '-1   /"-*1"   "  , carried  his g_n with  a jaunty swing  and  appeared ,to  have  no  uneasiness  ' - about his own ability to get away from  the devil, whenever it pleased him to  proceed.  "Say, what's the matter with you  anyway t"   the   strange   soldier  .continued,. looking   down   at   Price and  touching him with the butt of his gun.  "Hurt?"  "I'm shot through the  lungs," said  -Henry.    "I've  got to die, and  I don't  want to be bumped along on a horse"���������  "Sorry," said the stranger.   "What's  the other feller got to say about it?"  "He's d^af, " said Henry, with a deep-  groan, as he tried to shift his position.  Spence came a step nearer to the tall  soldier tin order to make a closer examination of his bandage.    "Gofi plugged  in'the head, didn't ye, stranger?"  "Stranger bo blanked," returned tlie  .tall soldier.   "My name's Smith. "   He  - motioned*- Spence  to one side  and addressed  himself  to Price.    "If you're  shot through the  lungs, you  better be  set  up  on- end,   young  feller.    You'll  ��������� breathe easier that way.    We can't all  With a quicli  lean he fastened  on Ji mis collar.  his  of  grip  like I did.  us get off with a scratch  Come, now!" he continued, straddling  Prica's body and lifting  him  by the  , .shoulders.   "It won't hurt but a minute  and you'll feel a heap better.''  .    Henry winced with pain and sat back  'against-the trc8 with a groan. ���������  ' ' "Had it dressed?"  "iSTo, no!" said Henry, with a gurgling in his'speech. "It's no use. It's  all .up with me. "  ': ' 'Bleedin inside.'' said Smith. ' 'I see.  Mcbby it can't bo helped, but it cer-  tainly'goes ag'in my grain to leave you  here to, die��������� Sh! Hold your tongues,  boys; there's somethin comin on the  road.''  Smith caught Spence by the arm and  held up a warning finger. At the same  moment a mass of figures rose above  the brow of the hill, and two guns of  the cavalry with mounted cannoniers  came dashing down the slope with din  of galloping hoofs, jingling sabers and  clattering tools, through which, the  heavy breathing of the horses could be  distinctly heard. A scramble down the  hill, a double rumble over the bridge  and presently only the babbling of the  brook above an undercurrent of rapidly  retreating sound. >  The rush of the flying section quickened the pulses of the three men, and  the heavy silence that followed was  eloquent of peril, imminent if undefined. The horse, which had been frightened at first, sidled againsj; the deaf  man and threw up his head with an  appealing whinny^-that was prolonged  in a succession, of hoarse bleatings in  his throat and chest.  A heavy sigh came from the ground  where Price was lying. "Save yourselves, comrades," he said. ' "It's a dying man against two useful lives. The  country needs"��������� Here his words ended  ' in a gurgling cough.  "I believe you, young feller," said  Smith, swinging his rifle to his shoulder and shoving up the bandage on one  side of his head. He had forgotten .for.  the moment that the clotted rag was  not a cap, and the effect on his expression was grotesque in the extreme.  "You boys better get amove on ye,"  he said as he started for the road:   -  There was another rumble of wheels  and the shifting and turning of a pursuing section on the brow of the hill.  This time the black figures were swallowed up among the trees on the ridge  directly overhanging Price and the deaf  man. Smith dropped the butt of his gun  to the ground with an oath and came  back on his toes, listening to the voices  ap above him and to the trampling in  the timber. When he heard the gun  trails fall, on the hollow-ground with a  rattle of chains, followed by the scram-,"  bling of teams and the -bumping of  wheels over obstacles,'he squatted down  in his tracks without speaking, and the  deaf man, observing his action, lay  down by his side, keeping a hold ou the  bridle reins.  The lid of a limber chest creaked and  fell with a bang. Somebody in .authority swore frightfully. The twigs  crackled under running feet, a'nd the  rammer heads beat on the shells .like  striking blows with" a wooden mallet in  a barrel.  One gunner cried, "Ready ��������� fire!"  There was a rushing overhead like the  passing of a giant rocket, but this was  nothing to the strange vision that appeared to the eyes of the,, three men by  the brook.   . ���������,  A halo of light enveloped the gun and  showed    the   four    numbers   "broken  back'' outside the wheels.   The arms of  the  gunner were  extended  above  his  head  like a lettW Y.    No   1 with the  8ponge,  No. - 2  over  opposite, the man  with    the   thumbstall    and   the. man  with -the   lanyard,    which   was   -still  writhing like a snake  above  his head,  Hashed out for an instant, revealing distinctly their' solemn   faces,' and  as the  light faded they spran'g  on   the wheels  to roll tho gun up from its recoil.  Smith  uttered a  low exclamation of  surprise  ������s the struggling figures melted into the  ��������� darkness,   but    Henry   Price   bounded  from the ground like a rubber ball and  yelled at the  top  of  his  voice, "Jim,  Jim Price!" Even the deaf  man heard  him and understood. -  Henry's call was answered  promptly  by a voice froni the hill.  "Is that you, Hank? Well, well!"  And with the last word there was the  crash of a, body through the bushes,  which made it plain that Jim was coming with leaps and bounds for an interview.  Such amazing activity in a dying  f-ian. coupled with the surprising events  which had preceded and were following  it, struck Smith anel Spence dumb.  They could only stare open mouthed at  the dancing figure before them, uttering  inarticulate  sounds  of  joy which  bank."  "Jim," said Henry, "I've tried my  best to get killed _Sr three days because  I thought I'd murdered you, and here  you turn up fat and sassy with not so  much as "thank you.' "  "You're another,": cried Jim.  "Sound as a nut and aggravatin to the  last."    :���������.  "I'm shot  through the  lungs," said  ,Henry. ������,  "You are? You ain't!" cried Jim.  "Let me feel, of you." And he began  fumbling about Henry's breast. "You  fool, there ain't a scratch on you. You  always had. too much imagination.  Come, sniarty, here's the ball rollin  about ih the slack of your shirt . above  your belt.''  "The deuce!" said Henry. "I ain't  wounded?'-' -  < "Strike me dead," cried Smith, projecting himself into view with the gory  bandage cocked over his right eye.  , Jim had believed that he was alone  with his brother, and at the appearance  of such a. menacing third party he .took  a precautionary step backward.  VHow are they at ' home, sonny T  How's mother's rheumatics?"  "Come and' see!" cried Henry, and  with a quick leap he fastened his grip  on Jim's collar.' At the' same moment  the flying section which had passed so  recently opened fire from the opposite  hill in reply to the Confederate guns.,  For a space the darkness overhead was  streaked with burning fuses and between the shrieking of the shells and  the roar of the guns Smith was unable  to catcli a word of the argument that  was passing between the brothers, who  were flopping about the ground like two  chickens with their heads chopped off.  As nature became exhausted* the two  combatants rested in each other's arms,  making an occasional spasmodic flop  and then subsiding.  "I always was your match, Jim  Price," gasped Henry, "and .now I  ain't wounded���������like I thought I was���������-  I'll send you home to mother���������if it  takes"���������  '* What the proviso was did not appear, for Henry's jerky sentence waa  swallowed up in the rush of two shells  trailing fire ovorhead, and the whites  of Jim's eyes looked bloodshot in the  light of the guns.  Henry never relaxed his grip on his  brother until the firing ceased, and then  he handed his prisoner over to Smith  and deaf Spence, who-'tossed him on  the back of the hor%o. 'Jim was too exhausted to talk.cat first, but before the  party had proceeded far on the road he  began to remonstrate- against such un-  brotherly treatment.  "Now you shut up, Jim," said Henry. "If 'yon knew what I've been  through in tlie lust *-hree days on account of you, you'd know I'm fond of.  you. I'm a little beat myself, but there  are some things I want, you' to explain  to my captain." J  ODD FADS AT MEALS.  SOME QUEER THINGS THAT ARE NOTED IN   RESTAURANTS.  on  Lilce' It.  Tlie Man "Who Ate Crcnin  BeeCstealw- and Seemed to  Butter   on' lee   Cream   and   Pie   nnd  ,  the Lobster and MilJ_. Combination.  The  two  MasecKffiii's Visit to Verdi.  a  Florentine  musical  paper,  served to guide Jim through the brush  to his brother.  The other gun was fired at the instant Jim burst on the scene, so that he  seemed to be swept out of the darkness  by the undercurrent of the shell that  rushed through the night overhead.  ��������� "Doggone itl" exclaimed Jim, shaking Henry's hand limply :and experimentally, as though he doubted if it  were real flesh and blood. * 'I thought I  killed you when you rolled down that  In a Florentine musical paper, La  Scena Illustrata; .Mascagai tells the  story of a visit which he paid to Verdi  with his wife anil children. Verdi was  installed in his favorite suit of .rooms at  the Hotel Milano. Ho loves children,  and before long he had the bimbi perched upon his knee. Mascagni-had come  to Milan to conduct some orchestral concerts at La Scala, and he had a great  deal to say about his programmes and  his novelties.  The old man listened with interest to  his descriptions of works by Scandinavian and Slavonic composers, which are  rarely heard in Italy, particularly those  of S vend sen and Tschaikowsky. After  a time Mascagni heard him murmur, as  if talking to himself, "Who would have  thought   in  iny time  that people like  -that would  _ic?"  know how to compose mu-  For that distressing backache and help them to get well by using  KIDNEY-LIVER ...PILLS.  Backache is usually the ��������� most- pronounced symptom  of kidney disease. Other indications are irregularities in  urinating and deposits in the urine.  Success in curing kidney, disease and preventing  Bright's Disease, Diabetes Dropsy, etc., depends largely  on the stage of the disease at which it is taken. If. treatment is begun before the tissues are too far wasted away,  Dr. Chase's K id ne}'-Liver Pills will positively cure you,  and. promptly at that.  Mr..John Lewis, Surrey Centre, B. C, states: "I  have been troubled with kidney disease and terrible pains  in the back for over a year. Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver  Pills have taken the pains away and are curing me. They  are good pills for the k dneys."  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills act directly on the  kidneys, strengthen and invigorate them, and permanently  cure kidney disease and backache. *        .  One pill a dose; 25 cents a box. At all dealers, or  Edmanson/Bates & Co., Toronto.  Hfs One Good Act.  Judge Hubbard of Cedar Rapids, Ia.,  was in ' his time quite a character,  writes a correspondent of Law Note3.  The governor who appointed him to the  bench resumed the practicepf law after  the expiration of his term and occasionally practiced in Judge Hubbard's  court. On one occasion the judge ruled  against tho fornier governor, and the  latter, waxing indignant, ind-alged in  several remarks in regard to "man's in-  gratituele" a������d "benefits forgot."  The juelge soon wearied of such insinuations and fixing his eagle eye on  the former governor said,- "Let me tell  you, sir, that the only worthy action of  your entire administration was when  you appointed nie judge."  I-Iow  lo  Remove Rust   From  Mn-rble.  Use a solution of one part of nitric  acid in 2o parts of water. Apply to the  ���������spots only, then rinse with water and  ammonia.  Don't  Prrt n  K-Jrd  In  the  Win elo-.v.  "Ne-ve-r put a hird iu the window,"  p.n iei a hird fane-ie'i- to the reporter the  other day. "1 rarely go into the' street  in suinuii'r. or oven on a mild day iu  winter, that 1 e!o not Sen* un fortunate  c-aiKirie-s hung in the* windows. Even  if the.- stui is not broiling the brains  under tin* little yellow cap, a draft; is  blowing all tin* lime over the.delicate  body. I'e'opk' have been tolel a thousand time's that they must not put a  bird in the draft, yet how few re-  nii-nilier that there is always a draft in  an open window!"���������Berlin (JMd.).ller-  ..i.i  A tall, thin man came into the restaurant, anel a* new waiter showed him to a  table' and handed him a bill-erf. fare. The  man didn't'even glance at the' bill.  "Bring a small steak, very rare, and a  couple pitchers of cream on the side," he  saiel.  The waiter disappeared .and in a few  minutes came back with the steak, a cup  of coffee and f two pitchers of alleged  cream. He ranged thein in front of the  customer, and the latter glanced them'  over. -When his eye struck the cup oi  coffee;, he, scowled. '  "1^ didn't order no coffee," he half yelled at the waiter.  "Well,   I  s'posed   when   you  said- two  pitchers of cr"���������  "Take it away.','  The waiter put tho cup of coffee on his  tray and gathered up the two pitchers of  cream anel turned to retrace his steps to  the kitchen'.  "Bring them creams back hero."  The   waiter nearly   tripped  himself  as  he spun around.  t He meekly placed the  pitchers by the side of the steak without  a word and stood rooted to the spert.  tall,   thin   customer  picked   up   the  pitchers  and  emptied  the  cream  on   h's  steak.    The waiter's eyes bulged out aiid  his chin dropped as the' man  began eating h-is  strangely  seasoned  steak.    Just  then  an old waiter nudged  the new one  a*ul called him to one side, warning him  with: "Say, yon better watch out;*or the  old gi*nt'll'hopnon to you for watchin him.  That must, be a new one on you���������cream  on steak���������huh? - It's an old one around  here..   His nobs there comes in here" an  orders' that-  same   layout   about   every  other night.  "Well. Ihave seen moro ridiculous combinations sorveer to freak feeders in my  time than'I .could re-mom bur iu a week.  Oftentimes the dislios served are eatables that fairly light with each' other.  Ono day a man came in and gave me an  order for broiled lobster and milk. Now,  that is a combination that is simply aw-'  l'ul. I told the customer I didn't want t6  seem so impudent as to offer him advice  as to what he should eat. but I thought I  ought to tell thim that lobster and milk  made' a bad team. He laughed,5 thanked  nie. and told me to bring.on my fractious  team and ho' wouiel try to break 'em to  drive double. That was enough for, me,  anel I brought them on. That man was  sick for three days. He came in afterward and told' me all about it; said the  iii*xt time' he'd take iny advice*.  "I once saw an . apparent granger-  spread granulated sugar half an inch  tliie-k on his roast beef and oat it with ev-  ielont relish. I have seen that feat per-  leirihi'el only once, anil will likely never  see it,again. Several times I 'havo had to  have strawberries warmed for a well  known Chicago business - man. Yes. I  know that is a hard one tobbeliovo, but it  is a fact. Toerk tho berries out and"put  thorn in tho oven for a few minutes���������just'  left the'in there' until the*y wero soft and  r.ltiTly ruined for a'nyboely except this  man.   lie said they wero lino.  "Ye>s. I've seen a few old eaters in my  time." said the waiter. "Nearly every  eiriy a man conies in,hero who eats nothing but a whole mince pie tor his lunch-  e-on. Sonio people think it woultl renin ire  a man with a copper lined stomach to  digest that kind of luncheon every day,  but so far iny niinco pie man is holding  up bountifully. Another regular eusteim-  <>r take's honey and rolls anel nothing else  for breakfast every morning. lie' says il  is the> best and meist wholosernio, breakfast he' has ever tried, anel that he is going to keep it up as long as it agrees with  him. Ono of the queoivst things to me is  tho way people tako acidulous things  wi!h dishes largely or almost wholly  mill:. I have" seen people oat pickles with  ice cream time anel again. Freipiently  people put vinegar in their oyster sIcavs  anel then complain that the milk is sour.  "I have often seen customi'rs make use  of butter in a way that wouiel seem very  strange to nierst people. This is patting  butter in coffee. That has probably been  done' in every restaurant anel hotel dining  room in Now York. It is a custom .which  is e-uili' e-ommon in Switzerland. There  sweet butler, unsaltod, is use-el. But e������ve'n  if there' is .a little' salt in the butler it  vastly improves tho eoll'en- for many people. Thon. erne:e' in awhile'. we> sen- eliuors  pr.t'buttor in hot milk. I suppose' that is  to make* the' milk richer. I once1 saw a  man put butter em his ice- e-roani. but 1  suppose' he' was just eloing it for an ox-'  pi'i-iniont. Of course buttering pit- is not  rare by any means.  "Wo see> absurd things at tiie- table every-day. but thi'y como-set thie-k and fast  anil we* have so iu:*ny <>ihe*r things to  think about that wc elon't re'im-mber  them." said the re-sta'urant proprietor.  "1 recall a few ineide-uis that struck mo  rat hor- forcibly. Some inoiithsy ago a  rat hor-old laely usenl to come in-horo vory  often in the evening anel order a Welsh  rarebit. Sho always brought in with her  a little bag of peppermint lo/.engo.s. nnd  she ate the peppermint with her rarebit.  Wo used.-to have another regular customer who came in every day aud ordered oatmeal and hot buttermilk. He ate  the combination as if it were the best  thing in the world. Then there was an-  olhe-r customer who was fond erf oatineal  whom I saw on several occasions pour  catsup into the dish. I thing I should be  alraid.of-the effects of oatmeal anil catsup. I saw one performance that fairly  mntlo me gasp. A man came in aiiel took  a seat at a far off table, and. before a  waiter could get to him. he poured out  .half-a glass of Worcestershire sauce and  drank it off at one gulp. On another occasion a fellow came in under the influence of liquor. He- ordered only a cup of  coffee. When he got it, ho poured out  half of the coffee and. filled the cup up  with ol'vc oil and drank the mixture. If  ho was taking the oil to prevent liquor  influence, he took it a little too late."-* ,  At  Last!  A Remedy has been Discovered that will  Permanently  Cure  Catarrh.  %_  JAPANESE   CATARRH   CURE: CURES. -  i   This is not merely the words of the makers  of this remedy, but the assertion is backed up  by leading physicians and the honorable testimonies of hundreds of cured oneS    And more,  there i3 an absolute griarsnteelto cure in every,  package or money -will be refunded.    We will  also send a two weeks' trial quantity free to any  person suffering from this dangerous disease.  Japanese  Catarrh.   Cure is a new discovery,  being  a prescription  perfected   by,   one   of  America's most successful specialists in treating tlris disease.   It is a soothing', penetrating  and healing pomade, prepared from stainlebs  cornpouirds or Iodine and EssentbU oils, to be  inserted up the nostrils.    The heat of the body  melts it, and the very act of breathing carries  it to the diseased parts.    It reaches, soothes  and heals every part of the mucous membrane,.  curing invariably all forms of catarrh of the  nose and throat, and all forms of   catarrhal  deafness.   Mr. Joseph Little, the well-known  mill owner of Port Essrngtcn, B. C, w,rites: ,  "Japanese Catarrh Cure completely cured me  of catarrh, which had troubled ine lor 25 vears,  during which time I had spent ove.- $.1,000 on  remedies and specialists in Toronto and ��������� San  Francisco.    About two yeirs ago, I procured  six boxes of Japanese Catarrh ,C"ure, and since  completing this treatment   have rrot felt the  .lightest, symptoms of my former trouble.    I ���������  can highly recommend it.    Kelicf came from  the first application.    We always keep, a supply in the mill for cuts and burn*, and consider'  it superior 10'arry other remeuy ior healing." ���������    '  Sold by all druggists.- 50 cents. Sample free.  Enclose 5 cent stamp. Addres.*-, The Griffiths  & Maopherson Co., 121 Church Street, Toronto.  MINARD'S LINIMENT is used Dt PHysicia__r -    -,  c -       -    s    ���������'-     5 _"  ���������   Particular Altont Hi������  Clfirrnrs.    .  Mrs.  Church���������Is-your busbab.d"*par-(  ticular about t'he*r brand of cigars  he  smokes?      v ,  .*  Mrs. Gotham���������Very;.he always"lock*,  them up,. . -. : ''  Colors.       .������������������>  Some women's costumes which are  described as symphonies in color .might"  better./ be  classed,   if  oue  may judge  from their loudness, as  tures.  wi��������� ���������.���������  Wagner* over-  ULCERRURE  will hoal iresli or old wounds in  rrrarr or- beast..   Ifc lias no equal  Seirrcer'n QuericM.  Q.���������What uoise annoys an oyster?  A.���������A noisy noise annoys an oyster!���������  _IIy Sloper.  A BRAVE WOMAN.  How a Drunken H_s_���������:?d Was Made a  Sober Man by a Determined Wife.  A PATHSTIC LETTSR.  She writes:���������"1 huel for a long time been  thinking of trying the Samaria. Proscription treatment; on my husband for his  drinking habic-, but 1 was afraid he would  discover that I was giving him medicine,  and the thought unnerved mo. I hesitated  for nearly a week, buc one day when he  came home. vx-r-y much, intoxicated and  his week's salary nearly all spent, I throw,  off all fear aud determined to make an  effort to save our homo from the ruin I  saw coininjr, at all hazards. I sent for  vour Samaria Prescription and put ifc in  his coffee as direcned next 'morning and  watched and prayed for tho result. A*  noon.I gave him moro and also atsupper.  He never suspected a thing, and I then  boldly kept right on giving it regularly,aa  I had discovered some-thing that set every  nerve in my body tingling with hope and  happiness, and I coulel see a bright future  spread out before me���������a peaceful, happy  home, a share in the good things of life, an  attentive, loving husband, comforts, and  everything else dear to a woman's heart,  for my hus'jand had told mo that whiskey  was vile stuff and ho was taking a dislike  to it. It was only too true, for before I  had given him the full course ho had stopped drinking altogether, but I kept giving  the medicine till it wasgone, and then'sent  for another lot to haye'on hand if he'shbuld  relapse, as he had done from his promise-  before. He never has, and Iain--writing:  you this letter to tell you how thankful I  am. I honestly believe it will cure the  worst cases."  A pamphlet in plain, sealed envelope,  sent free, giving'testimonials nd full information, with directions how to take or  administer Samaria Proscription. Correspondence consielered sacredly, confidential. .Address The SumariaRemedy Co..  Jordan street, Toronto, Ont.  - ji'  -   il  vfl  A Mirncnloni Eicnpe.  It happened that in the last month of  the reign of Charles I a certain ehip  chandler of London-was foolish enough'  to busy himself over a' barrel'of gunpowder with a lighted candle in hia  hand. He paid the price of his folly. A  spark fell into tbe gunpowder and tbe  place was blown up. ��������� ' .-  Tbe trouble was that 'the man who  did the" mischief   was' nb'ftbe only one '  to perish.    Fifty houses were wrecked^ ���������_  and  tbe number  of people who were  killed waa not known. '.   *   *'.' ��������� ,  In,one bouse among the-SO a mother -  had put. her baby into its cradle to sleep .  before the explosion occurred. ,What '  became of the mother no one ever -  knew, but what became of tthe .baby  was very'widely known.   .        ..   .,   '  The.next morning  there was found  upon   the   leads of��������� tlie   Church of  All,  Hallows a young child Jn a cradle, baby ���������  and cradle being entirely uninjured by -  the explosion   that  had, lifted  both to  such a giddy height. '     A'A 'J  It was never learned who tlie,chi Id-.  was, but she was adopted by a gentleman of the parish and grew to womanhood She must surely all her life-have  had a- peculiar interest* in that.church:  -Sir Walter Besant's "London."    *  "1  1  ������.  1  ������������������'���������*  ;%  t ���������'  Al  I  \r.-  ���������fel  'A c  THE  TABLE  SET   FOR   TWO.  h  T."  'J.  I  The sunshine falls on the window sill.     "*  And the day looks in at the open door.  The kettle sings, arrd the de<r.r old wrfe  (.Joes back and forth o'er tlie kitchen floor  With piare and platter arrd rork and spoon,  As every day sire is wont to do.  And she lays them with a quiet grace  On tlie homely table set for two.  Oh,  the hread rs������like the sea's white spray.  And the cloth is clean as mountain snows.  Fiofrr the pantry.shelf to the kitchen stove  Tire dear old wife on her errands goes,  The morning: gloiies over'the porch  ���������     Al) i.) a -.-iotous tangle<run.  STlre c-at lies curled asleep on a chair,  , The old dog blinks at the noond-y ������ur_  But tlie dear old wife is sad today.  And the> morning hours have seemed so long,  For her thoughts are of the long ago,  When tlie ol������! house rang with mirth and song  When the red Vheele.ed-.b6ys and rrierry girls    -  ,      Came trooping in through the open door.-  Some'wander now "neath an alien sky.  And some will come back no more���������no more.  '      V '  There are empty cliairs against the wall.  And the wirin old rooms arc strangely still.  The day is sad, though the sunshine falls   <  Like sifted gold on the window sill, .  'AneJ the dear old wife in Wcr quiet way  Docs the homely tasks she is wont to do.  r.iif the-tears fall fast as she sadly thinks  Of the lonesome* table set for two.  r'' ���������Good  Housekeeping.  It was dead low water with,The Week-  - ly' Compendium  when  Mint*, dc* la Mode  >, quarreled   with*  the  editor,   aud   been-  .'gaged anew young lady for the fashions.  __���������������.!���������  name  was   Violet ,RaiU.es.   anel   she  was;rather nice to look at.    She sat opposite to mo-���������I am subeditor���������so the* fact  '   impressed   itself   upon   my   notice.     But  ��������� somehow  I dieln'l take* to her. -She was  i   fnhil of. si a ui;, she bicycled iu "rationals,"  and  she hoped  that  I  didn't obje'ct to a  , ' cigarette.     1  felt  inclined  to say  that  I  .   objected'to her'altogether,  but  I didn't.  -She was-remarkably smart in her. work.  and I couldn't afford to object to any one  who was useful.'    '     '  She hadn't been with us more than a  fortnight when the editor was laid up.,  anel I hire) to be editor, sub. leader writer  - anel political critic all n^once.    Then our  "-.financial expert went .bankrupt and bolt-  - - eel,- so-1 bad to'do tbe city news in aeleli  * tion.    ���������'.-.- <-        ,  .  The next week our sporting authority  ' disappeared���������he had backed* some of his  ' own ."tips,  poor fellow!���������and   we couldn't  ������ i. j it.  <._���������*!.,another.  ,  ���������'" '   The only-members of tbe literary*'staff  -"left   were  our art  and  theatrical  critic,  'who doesn't  know a  herrse from a  don-'  ' key:  our  tame  poet,   who 'doesn't   know  anything, and Miss Violet.'   I felt I had  about come to the enel erf my tether, and  ^J said so pretty forcibly.    -  Miss  Violet looked up from some-out-  . rageous costume which she was drawing  anel   laughed at  my  outburst.    She*  was  - always laughing.   ,  "Don't put yourself out." she said.  "I'll  knock off the sporting news for you."    I  jerked my eyeglasses from my nose in my  amazement.  "You?" I said.   "You?"  ''Why not?" -  "What do you know about it?"  "For the matter of that, what did he  kne������w about it?" She nodded her head  several times and pressed dimples in her  elif-eks with her pencil. "You really can't  tl<> any more yourself." she said.  "No."    I   said    wearily.     "But    I    am  afraid"���������  "*    "You   needn't   be.     I'll   run -it  out  tonight, aud  you can  cut  it .up tomorrow  morning." ,  She wrote the sporting article jas if she  had been brought up in a stable, and  from that time she* became our sporting  tipster and allowed herself an extra cig-  aie'tte when she and I were working 'ate  in the evening. She always insiste*e] upon  leneling a hand when I was extra busy.  "You'll kill yourself if you don't.mind.''  she remarked suddenly one evening wht-n  we* were making up the* ne*xt issue. I  hail jn������t nnnounced that we* we're* short  tint1  I must do another eoluinn  "1 can't le-t tbe paper hn-nk tleiwn." 1  s.-iifl feebly I had been working for 12  In-iir--. aiiel nature wa^ almost fxhitiKe-el  .."Of ���������-.course not. Fill up with ihis."  She* threw over a miinuse-ripl 'heaeled  "Answers lo CorrespondedtsV and. b<*gan  ;. laughing as usual. "I knew wi> would be  short."    .    ,  .������������������"Why?"   I   said.     "What?     Who  are  the' correspondents?"    -..'���������'  "I am. of course. You didn't think  there.- were such things as 'correspondents.' elid you?"  "Umph! I don't know"���������  "You're a line editor!"  I didn't reply. I was deep in the manuscript, which might 'have., passed for a  page* erut of several journals 1 could'mention. "Nellie Q." was given a recipe for  spouge cake, "Devout Lover" was ad-  :.vised .-upon ' the '-etiquette of presents,  "Molly" was cautioned against the pernicious habit of smoking cigarettes ("a  most unbecoming and unladylike practice"). "Abstemious" was encouraged in  teetotalism, "True Tommy" was told to  persevere with his obdurate . ladylove,  "Flossie" was warned against slang,  "Careful Housewife" was recommended  to insist upon having 14 penny scones  for a shilling, etc.  "Upon my word," I said warmly,  "you're a little brick. I only wish 1 could  get you something extra for"���������  "Oh. shut up!" she said. She was given to saying things of that sort. I  thought it a great pity, because she was  otherwise a very charming girl, but 1  never could tolerate anything unfeminine  In a woman's manners.  So sooner had the number appi������.-ire*d  than re*al applications for advie-e poure-il  in. anel our correspondent's column !������*-  came a regular featuie. When we* had  a spare, moment, she would reael us some  of the letters with her answers. She  u������-ed to make us roar. She was such a  comical girl���������never could be serious about  anything? The pseudonym she adopted  was Mother Hubbard.  About this time the paper commenced  to go better, and advertisements came* in  more freely. I persiiaile-el the proprietor  to give Vierlet a raise, and I offered to do  the "spoiting" myself now that we e-ould  afford a city editor, but -she wouldn't  bear of it.  "You couldn't do it half so well." she  stated. "Now "donV get savage, old  chap.    Have a cigarette."  "I wish," I said, "you wouldn't talk in  that beastly manner." She flushed a* little.  "When I want you to edit my conversation, I'M ask you," she rejoined tartly.  So I shrugged my shoulders and went  ' on with my leader.  "You have been glad enough." she observed a few minutes later, "for me to do  a man's work, though you want'to keep  me in my place as a woman."  "I do not look upon womanliness as a.  degradation."  "Nor do I object to manliness in a  man."  "If ycfu mean that I"���������  . ''You'd better attend,to your, leader, or  it will be worse rubbish than usual."  - 1 concluded my peroration iu furious  silence. I rather pride myself .upon my  leaders. Then I made a few remarks.  So did she���������not very few. Shu made up  by. never speaking to me except ou business for the next week. 1 was sorry, because���������well, " there were good points  about her. -, '  The following Monday we were stop  ping late*, as usual, and for once the poet  was keeping us company. He wasn't going home till he had found something to  rhyme with "my heart's desire," he said.  Violet's'suggestion of "my tart's Maria"  caused him to decline further conversation with her. He's., very touchy over his  rhymes. So we were terribly dull until1  the boy we had kept in the lobby came in.  - "If you please,- sir. there's an old lady  called. She's sorry, it's so late. she. says,  but she's so perticler .anxious- to see  .'Mother Hubbard.' "  ' "Will you see her. Miss Raikes?" 1  asked. We, had become very formal in  our conversation.  "What nonsense. Mr.' Marchant!"  "Well." said I. "you'd better tell "her  that 'Mother Hubbard* has gone' home.  You can go. too", Thompson. I'll lock  up." t I dem't approve .of keeping the  boys late.' '      A     " '   '  "She's a very nice old lady, sir." he  observed, chinking some coins in his  pocket, "an ,she' seems rather upset."  "Can't you  say  you're   'Mother  Hubbard's'-assistant?" I suggested to Violet.  "How can I talk to her before you. not  to mention -Tennyson?"     This was her,  name for the poet. - ,  -    "We'll go in the office.",  "And giggle all the time!    Show her  in. Thompson."  --  We went into the unlit office, leaving  the door open so that we could see without being seen.  "Miss Violet will make fun of her, I  suppose," I grumbled.  "I don't like that sort of girl."-he said  emphatically.  A slight, agitated old lady  in a deep  black dress came slowly in.    She nearly  fell over a waste paper basket, and Violet jumped up and helped her to a chair.  Then she sat down opposite her.  " 'Mother  Hubbard*   has  gone  she said.    "1 am her assistant,  tell her anything for you?"  "1 am a 'Bereaved Parent.'    You  remember"���������  "Oh!" e-rieel Violet quickly. "I���������she was  so sorry for you���������so very, very sorry."  I remember an answer about time softening the blow, etc. 1 had asked Violet  if she kept it in type, and she had laughed, as usual.  "Of course." said the old lady, "nothing  can really comfort me, but"���������  "1 will write and tell you if you will  give me your address." So she took"  down the address. "There," she said.  "My mother will see you, 1 feel certain.  She is so kind and patient. Oh, so patient! Goodby, and���������and you will be  brave, won't you, dear?" She bent suddenly over the old woman and kissed her.'  When she came back from showing the  visitor out, we .were both at our desks,  working in energetic silence, and no  sound was heard until she caught a questioning look in my eyes.  "Don't be a fool." she said sharply.  Then the're- was further silence till she-  loerke'el round ferr her ruler and found the  pere't ivgarding her intently.  "What are you-glaring, at me for?" she  demanded. V     -  "1 was thinking." he said solemnly,  "that there are some things in real life  that one cannot put into poetry. 1 wish,  Miss Raikes, one could."  The man isn't without his points. I  think I shall let him do a few paragraphs  next time he wants to. I said nothing. I  was busy writing something-on a piece of  paper. It took the form of an inquiry  from a person ..who styled himself "Ardent Admirer." He had come in contact  in business with a charming and lively  girl, the pluckiest and cleverest little  woman that ever was. They had become  great friends, but he had been annoyed  by her apparent frivolity, so they had  quarreled. Now he had discovered that  her frivolity was merely unjn the surface; that she was the support of her invalid mother and* the kindest of friends  to any one who was in*trouble. How  could "Mother Hubbard" advise him to  regain her friendship, and did she think  it possible that he might ever gain her  love? When I had finished, I threw it  over to her.  "Perhaps you will get your mother to  answer that," said I.  She read it down hastily: then she  looked up at me in her old daring way.  Her eyes were very bright, and her pretty face was pink.  "I answer all the questions myself,  really." she saiel.  "Then." I said, "won't you. Vi���������won't  you?"      She   looked   at   me   in   silence.  There was a tremble on her lips, and I  couldn't see her eyes. ���������  The poet jumped up quickly and grabbed his hat.  "I've just 'remembered an appointment," he said, rushing into his overcoat  without even pausing to dishevel his hair.  "Good night, you two."  The man isn't without sense���������for a  poe-t. I shall certainly let him try his  hand at a few paragraphs.  lie was scarcely out erf the door before  I was beside her chair;���������  "Vi," I crieel e>\e-itedly, "you don'tn  mean to say that you e-are for me?" -  "Of course I don't." slip said, with a  queer little laugh. Then she gave me  just, one glance, and * 1 took her in my  arms.���������Chicago Herald.  ...iATRON  AND  MAID.  A Hone That Wanted a. Door.  The sun blazingreiownJo_ a race course,  ��������� far,' far east of Suez, and on a field of  hot. excited horses and men, waiting till  the -ecce'iitricities of the starter'and an  even more eccentric horse combine to get  us in line. The patience of the former is  at last exhnu'steel. "Bring up that horse!  Come up on that beast! You'll get into  trouble over this. I tell you." and so  forth. The Australian lightweight replies  patiently: "I can't help it, sir. This is a  cab horse, this 'nrse is. fie won't start  til) the door shuts���������aud 1 haven't sot u  door!*1���������A������-:idemy.  GEN. DE NEGRIER.  The French Ofllcwr W lio Uus Juit llaeii  1      , DiHcipliutd by   Minister'Gullif������t.  - A recent, event of note in --France waa  the manner in which General de Gallifet,  the   new   Jlinister   of    War, summarily  Ma'-ie Corelli is Mary Anderson Navarro's most intimate friend.  The Duchesse d'Uzes aud the Marchioness de la Rochefoucauld now 'publicly take a cigarette after dinner.  Miss Caroline Hazard, the new president of Wellesley college, i's herself not  a college graduate.    She is 42 years old.  Among the delcgare's- at the international council of women was Dr. Ida  Kahn, a ,Cbinese woman, who was educated at Ann Arbor by American 'missionaries.  Miss Hattie Smith of Long Island  sound has musical tastes which her family's means do not allow her to cultivate.  So she'is to give exhibitions in a diving  bell this summer to raise money. She  will be a diver to become a diva..  Miss Mary B. .Wilkin's is going to Europe this summer���������partly to visit in Scotland such places as Thrums and Drum-  tochty, in which she( is particularly interested,' her liking for thc books' ot  Barric and Ian Maclaren being acute.  Miss May Handy of -Richmond', the famous southern belle and beauty, authorizes the New York Herald to deny emphatically the published report that she  will marry Mr. James Brown -Potter as  soon as the peculiar attendant circumstances permit.  Mrs. May - Wright Sewall, the new  president of the international council of  women, is mistress of three -languages  besides her own. Her articles written for  French magazines have won the applause  of Jules Simon and other eminent Parisian critics.      ^ ,  '       ,,  It is .announced that the wedding of  Miss Dora Havemeyer, daughter of the  late Theodore'A. Havemeyer, to Lieutenant Commander Cameron McR. Wins-  low of the United States navy will ,take  place at Friedham, the summer home of  the bride's mother,'-at,Newport, late in  the "autumn.        r - , ~  Mrs. J. F. Demouy recently took a con-'  tract to'*remove dead cattle from' the  streets of Mobile and "got along very well  until the railroads began to rush in.by  tKe thousands cattle in bad condition for  shipment. When .these began to die so  rapidly as to overwhelm Mrs. Demouy,  she gave up the task. ���������       *  '-m  Tint   n  C1ei*������_   Observer.  "It seems almost incredible." said -  the railroad man. "but I saw a^uian  the other day that couldn't'give an intelligent description of his wife. He  came to the office to get transportation  tor ber, to which he was entitled, and  under the present rules we must hav.e a  description of tbe person that is going  to nse the transportation  On   the   margin   or    the   ticket    are,,  places where- the agent   can punch out  a very good   description of  the  person  that   is  entitled   to  use 'the ticket; in*  bis possession.  "I asked the man first 'boV old bis\  wife was.- He could riot tell within five:  'years. v ' ''     '     ,; ',.  "Next 1 asked bi_ how tall she was. ',  Tbe best-I could^ascertain was that'-lie ���������  was not very 'tallfj neither was she very;'  snort.  I punched out the word '���������edit-in',  and let it go at that.   _ / y.  ' -Next 1 asked the man what the cpl-.T  or of his wife's eyes was., He studied^  for a full half minute and -said he bO'-AAf  darned if be was,sure whether* they*..&";<?���������}  were light blue or gray.   " A'-A- 'y7S$  "When it came to the color of the', ��������� ,-V:?|  woman's hair, he was again in a quan^'x-Kl  dary. ,He was not dead surewhefherit' ,/1fjJ  was dark brown or black. ."-. ay '-***  "The only thing  this: husband.wai^.  - y  \vl  -v  *   -iW  ' ''ir',  / Am  IMPERTINENT PERSONALS.  home,"  Can I  may  G1-*XERA_   DE .NEGRIER.  squelched General de Negrier in a characteristic   attempt   to   foment '"* still" more  trouble.bver the Dreyfus  affair.-   Negrier  was inspector"of the-Fourth Army Corps  and member of the Supreme -'Council   of  War, of whion General Zurllnden is -also'  a*member.    He bas long,been recognized  as -a   leader   of   leaders  in   the' French  army) and,- in case  of 'War. was' looked  to as the probable commander of most of  tbe republic forces.   Though the cause ot  his reduction is not made public   by the  Ministry of War, it is clearly understood  that Negrier, in the   course  of , a" recent  tour of inspection, criticised the action of  the   Government   in   the   Dreyfus   case,  and instructed the generals whom he was  addressing   to   tell   all the officers under  them that tbe Rennes oourt-martial must  be allowed to finish, but when tbat question   was settled the Supreme Council of  War would call upon the Government to  protect the army   against attacks, and if  the Government did not do so the Council  of War would act in self-defense^ Uallifet  sent for him  and   confronted   him   with  his statement.    Negrier   quibbled  that it  was   garbled,   and   gave   the   name of a  cenerul who could give a correct version.  Gallileti   immediately saw 4 the   trap, for  tbe   general   named ' would probably refuse   to   betray a superior,  and   he   dis-  patshed   Negrier   himself   for   the document.    And   when Negrier did not make  sufficient haste-he spurred him with tele-.  grams and orders.    The Council   of   War  may do as Negrier said it would, but he  will bave no voice in tbat demand, since  he has been reduced to the rank of plain  general.   He   is   no   longer a member of  the supreme council, nor even an inspector.    He, will take orders from   men   "who  bave bowed to him for years.    He is saii  to have expressed the same sentiments to  members   of   the   Bourse, declaring that  if the army were   not protected it would  act in self-defense. Asa result rentes declined thee moment  Gen. Js"c*grier'ri down  fall became known.  We   are   watching   for   the  Governor  Hogg   five  cent .cigar.���������Chicago  Times-  Herald.,*; " *���������  Why, should   any-^ one   want, to  cause  -Congressman -Roberts trouble?   He has  three wives.���������Chicago Democrat. .  The;fact that Oom Paul killed his first  ''iqu'at' the age of ,11 "does not necessarily  ���������-argue that he will -kill' the British .lion  at the age of 74.���������Philadelphia1 Inquirer.  - Jerry, Simpson .is trying to.publish a  newspaper without advertisements, subscribers or,brain's.    We fear Jerry has  .worked'that socks joke, to-a standstill.���������  Washington  Post.  ' There-is no "occasion  for1 any distress  ,o"ver Mr: Reed's disappearance." Tlie ex-  ^ speaker has probably made a- new ruling  by   deciding   to   avoid   newspaper   notoriety.���������Chicago Tribune.  Queen Wilhelmina drank a'toast to the  peace conference at The Hague. The nature .of its work has certainly been  enough to drive even... a woman . to  drink.���������St. Louis Republic.  A recent experiment resulted in draw-  . ing a copper'cent out into 5,000 feet of  'wire.    That is making a little money go  as   far   as   Russell   Sage   himself   could  make it go.���������St. Paul Dispatch.  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lea^e of Kansas,  once prominent, but now almost forgotten, has become a-spiritualist, and is  said to be engaged in a move to collect all  the mediums into a trust and advance  prices for foolishness.���������Atchison Globe.  sure of was that his wife.was,slim  Duluth News.  u  ' A' ' ��������� ���������' - ft ������������������ '0t  Hook'i  Lordly Tlpi lAipfif'  It required such a man  as Tbeo'dore^Sf^B  Hook to, cope successfully -with, the,:f_j;'1-^^L  pacity of the gentlemen or the h'alK in?!;;^'  contradistinction   to  the road,'and ^on'-f^^  one occasion, .at   all  events^ he ,proved'-'^������r,  himself equal to tbe,task. ^   "���������'���������r AyA'y^^k  It  is .related - tbat'once when,dining^^[  out he. before the entertainment; camo������^!jj&|  off. provided himself with several bright'|C^I  farthings from tbe mint and that wthetil|^^|  proceeding after, the festivities 'to. hia;3_#fij  carriage be,discovered several servants. >^|  including   the  cook."awaiting   him>ihV,]^*i  the   hall, he forthwith, slipped  a-,  into th'e hamVof  the latter  glanced   at   it. 'noticed , the'- size/iand'^H  bowed low in thanks, under the impfes-*^-!?  sion that   be vvaei a sovereign ,y}chet;y}^,  while Theodore.- dispensing  largessejof Ifem  a   like'nature*to the ' other VerVanta?j|-5|f)  went-on' his way-rejoicing. _or'djld''>heV^|i  cease doing so w' ''    "        J "----"-''-  his  carriage, one  had  Ther man'm  ?hen: as^he stepped ibto^Qjl  te of  the footmen!' '���������whp^^j  lad   eliscovered   the  realgvalue_.of^ttie^^|  Do'nrhoire,   ran JJ out '" saying. '���������' "Sir.,", l:iyM\  ;,.:.,i    >. j-��������� j av.. i^i ���������-,-*:. ^rvf-iav-sl  think you haye made a jnistnlielA;AyY?$������k  "Not at all, my good  man, "'replied';^  the-humorist, with a; gracious-.wave *of^g]  the band    -',"1 never give, less.,j-Coach-^^  man." "drive on"  '   -,     1 i ^--':AyAAJA^4mi  ���������.^���������^Ky^'^MU'l  *-3'*|  FIGHTING JOE.  An .tuthoritr <������������ e.vi-lin_.  The Duchess of Sutherland is consider-  eel by. many riders to ba the best feminine  authority on cyclina in England.  THE  HONEY  HUNTERS.  If it gets too swampy���������out there in the  Philippines for General'Wheeler, he can  live in a tree.���������Indianapolis News.  If the Philippines have'never had any  experience with fighting bantams, they  will, wonder what has struck 'em when  "Fighting Joe" Wheeler gets to work on  Luzon.���������Baltimore American.  But when, in spite of his years and  right to a well earned rest, General  Wh-eler has insisted on.being sent te> the  front, we are all tbe more proudly re-  minded of the spirit of '70 that made the  country what it is today.���������Philadelphia  Times.  General Joe Wheeler, as,he is nffec-  tionately e-alli>el. will bave his long e������x-  pressed desire gratified, and the Fi! pinos  a;-e> he'ie-by warne'il to loerk out l.n- the  In tie" "re-bc!" when he lands em iheir  shore's, for. he* has just been "spilii*" for a  tight- these six: meinths past.���������Philadelphia Call.   _______________  OUR  FOREIGN   FRIENDS.  ..  ���������_...   ���������    ,_.     ,- ,���������_������������������_���������__��������� _���������������������������_������ ��������������� j- ���������-_     t,     > '   **(/A5������7(,  *     Tiion  lie   Wan   Mod."   c>"6rfn$_r|  A Scotch nniversity professor. irr,itat;*,.|*^;  ed to lind tbat his -students Jian|gotj^^l  into the habit of placing their.hats;and'jlp������  canes on his jdesk -instead ',of.. in7-*fhe"~ *  cloakroom, announced that tbe next-ar  ticleof;, tbe kind placed there would-be  destroyed. Some days later the profess-^'_  or was called for a mowent'frouiith'e^i'--;  classroom. A student slipped into-hisV--^  private rocm and emerged with'theV^  professor's hat. which he placed con--j{.-  spicuoualy on tbe desk, while his fel-r ^;  lows grinned and trembled. '       '    '.;  The professor, on returning, saw the ^i  hat. thought some rashly obstinate stu-^ -".  dent had been delivered into his hands,- -A  and. taking out his knife, he cut the^V  offending article to pieces.* while vainly,,  attempting to conceal the smile of tri- .-  nmph that played about his counte-'  nance He was in a very bad temper ,  the next day. , * --  Nothing is gained by feeding bees, when  there are plenty of flowers.  When bees build comb in their natural  way. an excess of drones is usually produced.  No drones are reared in a colony' until  it becomes very strong and the combs are  well filled'-'  Combine beekeeping with fruit.growing, and you can get two crops from the  same land.  Bees have been known to swarm in a  box hive when the hive was only three-  fourths full.  While honey is much-improved in flavor  by remaining in the hive a few weeks  after it is finished, it will be darker in  color and less attractive.  To prevent a hive from swarming a  second time, it is needful to take out all  frames in less than 24 hours after  swarming and destroy all queen cells but  one.  Moth worms are very destructive to  empty combs in beehives where bees  have died or in combs that hate been  put away unoccupied. Put the combs  in a tight box and fumigate with sulphur.���������St. Louis Republic,  The  sultan  of  Sulu   has   thoughtfully  provjek'il   himself   with   a   rain   check.���������r  .N't'ws-Tribuue.  kaise*r   is   talking  pe*ae;e.   but   he  his sword.���������Baltimore  Duluth  The-  ke'e-ps one hand on  American.  The Boers made the mistake of trying  ter found a republic on top erf something  that Great Britain wanted. ��������� Detroit  News.  The czar will enforce the disarmament  policy in Finland, but he is a little  shy about Turkey.���������Philaelelphia Public  Ledger.  With Kaiser Wilhelm visiting'a French  warship and French officers entertained  on the yacht Hohenxobern "La Revanche" seems to be fading away���������"afay  in die Ewigkeit."���������New York Tribune.  -ikeri to  De  IvSclied.  Hall Caine confesses that he likes' toT  be kicked, asiong "as* tbe thing is done  in- public and  makes him conspicuous  or notorious     He   siiys   in the  London  Mail. "Even the silliest personal refer-"  ence I  ever   see. however   inspired' by  paltry feelings, seems to me by implication a tributeand compliment, being a  recognition of  the   fact   that   I  am  a*  factor worth counting with and an adversary worth fighting.    And when the ���������  most false, .the most mean and the most <  belittling of  the kind bas ceased to ap-  pe������ar J shall   know that I am no longer  of the least account *'  A   Colel   M������lit   In  China.  One of tbe facts that we ineffaceably  ent into my memory dtiring my first  winter in Newebwang was the finding  on eme morning about-New Year's time  8;"r niassesof ice, each mass having been  a living man at 10 o'clock the preceding night  The thermometer was a good bit below zero l_\ ) The men had just left tbo  opium deus. where they had been en-  joying theinselve'8. The keen air sent  them to sleep, and they never wakened.  ���������North China Herald.  Merels-  Slusinn*;.  "Down with the trust magnates," he  exc-laime*d in a low tone. After a mer-  meiit's silence he repeated, in a moro  plaintive key. "Down with the trust magnates."  "Is that your war cry?"  Just  "No.   That's where I'd .'ike to be.  think of living down with the trust mag  nates at the seashore  ���������Washington Star.  all summer long!"  City   Doy'i   Idea. ���������'  ���������  A Gallatin county farmer hired a  boy from tbe city to assist him through  the. summer The farmer told the kid  to go out to tho barn lot and salt the  calf The kid took a quart of salt and  industriously rubbed it into the calf's  hide. The. colts got after the calf for  the salt and had about all the hair  licked off the animal before its condition - was discovered. ���������-Montgomery  (Ills.,-Newa  Perhaps these smnggleresses and pick-  pocketesscs and shoplifteresses wouldn't  get caught so easily if thoy weren't quite  so beautiful. Still, who ever heard of a  the rogue who wasn't pretty?���������Boston'  Hern Id. ���������_-_ < ������������������������_-  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY ���������  Sub-^cribera  - failing      to   re.e ve     Tit  INews rrgularly will confer a. f���������ve-ir by  not-  y'ng the office.  Job "Work Strictly O.  O. D.  (Transient Ads Cash in. Advance.  [SATURDAY,    NOV.   25th    1899  /SUBSIDIZING  RAILWAYS.  While   much criticism' is hf,*nrd  [concerning  the subsidizing -of rai -  [ways in Canada  the  thinking portion of our  people  arc agreed tbat  j^e country is not yet in a position  Ito abandon   tha  poli-y.    In   older  e������ un tries the population is such a-  to warrant promoters in consirnct-  fng lines without gove.nment aid,  tots for1 instance in the United States.  There a population fourteen times  a������; great   as   th.tt . of   Canada   is  spread-' .over an   area slightly   less  I tha ii,-'that'of the Dominion.    But  |eveiTf ih the United   States   lar,',e  I       - ii , i ������  I land grants were given to companies- opening up   lines ' throughout  the West '-and now  municipal or-  Ionizations assist railways in local-  litles fairly well settled.    For these  reasons, Sir Wilfred Laurier stated  tin a recent,address that he favored  the policy of subsidizing railway's.  In the last 30  years Canada has  Ijgiven. (exclusive ,of the grants -to  the C. P, R.  for, the  traris-contin-  |<ent'ai   road)   some, $30,000,000 in  Laid.of railway  construction.    This  lis-a .large' sum, bul it ������rhust here-  rtie.���������ibered  that  the"  country   has  bienefited1' by  its  expenditure  and  without it a mueli larger portion of  ICjWJ&da would be undeveloped. Most  Ijjeople will concur .with  the opiu-  lion that it is good policy for a gov  lernmerit to  pay, liberally   to  have  the country opened  up.    To mako  haste slowly ia a g.*od   rule enough  |$n some caseb, but when it comes to  a'question   of making   the  best- of  .031.   opportunities   we   should not  he   slow   to   do   so.    Take for in-  hsjtance the proposed  Island extension   railway.    If   subsidized,  the  road   will  be  under   construction  ���������next  year.    Employment  will   be  given to a number of workmen and  lithe money  expended   will  give an  [impetus to trade.  Then when  the road is completed, the   northern  portion   pf Van-  Kcojiver Island will be able to be developed.    If sufficient  inducement  ito.build  be lacking  now, the road  I-will  probably be   built .any fay in  thirty y.eais'jjtime, but it won't be of  I ixiu.cb advantage  to those who are  trying   .to   make a   living   in  the  ecountry   now..    The   'sentiment ��������� of  the  large  majority is that fair as-.  rsis.tau.ee -should  be given   towards  ������������������the   construction of   a   railway   to  'ithe .northern end of the Island and  | ithat .the matter be arranged as soon  ;a_ possible. .  ���������_���������,���������.___���������__���������^  aite.    tut}-   are   .conqueied.     This  suggest/*"-   the  first   sentence   of   an  old recipe   for   making   rabbit  pie  ���������'first catch your rabbit.' ,   ,   o���������:   What .Canadians want is the  Union Jack until Canada is a nation great enough to havo a flag  guaranteeing the same safety and  justice to us as the standard of  England now does.  ���������0~  The concert to ba given Deo. 4th  in aid of tne widows and orphans  of Briiish soldiers slain in the  Transvaal deserves to be well patronized. It may be held we have  no direct inte?est in the war, but  let us remember that the men who  are dying on African hills and  plains for England's sake now,'  would die for us tomorrow if called  upon.  %  LOCAL   BRIEFS.  Mr. J. Ashman of this town will  take charge-of,Courtenay.Hotel on  Dec. _.  Messrs. Jack Bruce and Dave  Richards have invested in automatic grapha phones. The instruments are a decided success.  Andrew -Carnegie,' who is .u. pretty  lair  judge in auuh matters,   cays that   Sydney,  ���������Cape -Bceton,  and Pittsburg,   Pa., will    e  the two great enntrea ot rhe Arherican ir .n  ,and .--teel  trade in the   luture.    It  is  pv> -  .dieted-for Sydney that it will be the lare.-i.st  city in Eastern Canada twenDy years  hen.t\  By_hat-time British   C-Iumbia   will pr. b-  tably havre a city   conaiderahly **i_ger than  {anything now in Canada.���������Times).  ���������V^toria -there (when it gets .tne  ���������'.advertising' its enterprising cit-  iizens are talking,about) will be a  ���������sample.   o   A few   wiseacres are   alreads dh-  <Qu.ss.ing what  to do wj.th   the Boe-r-i  LOST���������A purse containing re:  ceipts in favor of Mrs. Addison  and some cnange. Return to owner or thiss office and get reward.  The police officer  for this town  intends" to enforce the bye-law  which enacts that no children -un-.  der 14 years of age shall be allowed on the public streets after 8 p. m.\  The friends of Miss Nellie Tarbell, ,qur young, representative at  Vancouver High Scholl, will be  glad- to learn that' she is giving  credit to Mr. Bennett's preliminary  training. At a recent exam, Miss  Tarbell the very good mark of 94  in French.  Mr. and  Mrs. A.   H.   McCallum  will give a farewell dance in Agricultural Hall Nov. 30th���������that  night so dear to loyal Scots tne  world over. Surely St. Andrew7 will  obtain from the Clerk of the weather a halt in the rain business in  honor of the occasion.  The scene was changed in the  Post-office Wednesday night- when  our new police officer, Robt. Addison, surprised the young boys (and  girls) who gathered there by making them behave like civilized beings. Mr. Addison is evidently a  very efficient officer and the City  Council displayed good judgment  in appointing him. ,  Marinelli is the name of the  third man injured in last week's  accident and he is an Austrian.. In  this, connection we wish to say it  was not at all our intention to  cast-any slight on Italians by giving the names of the other men  and referring to the third simply  as -an Italian.' We made inquiries and no one seemed to know  the name but replied he was an Italian. Wc frankly admit we  might have been more careful and  secured the name, but slips of this  kind are so often allowed to pa-s  unnoticed that one is apt to consid  er of no importance.  A JUDGE OP THE OLD SCHOOL.  A judge of the, old school is said  to have once summed up a very  complicated case in tne following  terms:  ".Gentlemen of the Jury���������-You  ave all heard the evidence, you  have also heard what the learned  counsel have said. If you believe  what the .counsel for the plaintiff  has told you, your verdict-will be  for the plaintiff, but if on tiie other  h-ii-u. you believe what- the defendant's    counsel   has   ..told' you,  I jj^f M*-i  f\  J  Mm  Mm  ^   "'A  ���������Ve  are ne  It will pay you to make an effort ��������� to come  with the rest and share\ the benefits of this  Clearing Sale.  STEVENSON & CO..  SPOT CASH  STORE.  then you will give a verdict for  the defendant. ���������.But. if you,������i e like  me, and don't believe what "cither  of them has-said, then I ..don't  know what 3'ou will do."���������Household Words.  PRESENTATION/..  Mr. Thomas Williams, M. B. F.  S. H. P., was lately p-esented- by  his"Botany class with a handsome  purse. Prof. Sutton of Gardiner's  Institute has examined papers submitted by Mr. William*"*' pupils  and will present certificates to .-ui-  cessful candidates on his lour  through the province next summer.  Mr. Williams will re-open his clu&s  in Botany January next.  v  i. O   The Montreal Daily Herald proposes to  give its readers the most  complete" pic orial  and letter-press  history of tne Canadian contingent  that will be furnished by any Canadian journal.    It is not only sending with the  volunteers  to  South  Africa    a    special    correspondent,  thoroughly   versed   in  military affairs, but also a special arlis-', who  will furnish The  Herald exclusively with  sketches and   phot-graphs  of the   scenes on   sea   and land in  which   the    Canadian   contingent,  participates.    The artist,   Mr S. C.  Sitnonski,  is  one  of   the   leading  Canadian illustrators, and the Herald is  fortunate in   securing   him  for this important work.   o   NOTICE.  A ' meeting of the Farmers' Institute will be held in the Agricul-  turalHall, Courtenay, Wednesday,  Nov. 29.  'm  o  COURT OF REVISION.  .Comox  District'  A Cou"t of Revision and Appcil,*  under the   _\B__-_ient  Act will  be  he.dat the Court House, Cumberland, on   December 13th 1899, at 3  o'clock in tiie afternoon.  Wm. Mitchell,  Govt. Agent.  .   ���������    MAJUBA  HILL?  Rider Ragviard tells the following t-.tory of Majuba" Hill: When  the 'Boers saw Sir George Cholby's  force upon the top of a mountain  tnev in^panned their waggons for  flight; then by an afterthought  they sent a reconnaissance of a-  bout eighty men up the hill.1 These  men. who were gradually reinforced by others until they may have  readied a total of 300, finding that  ���������ot ������ bullet touched them, all passing over their heads, went on until the got near thc brow whereon  the Biitish lied. I talked afterwards to one of the three Bom's*  'whom we hit upon that occasion.  lie showed ire the grove along his  temple where the bullet had gr.jzed  him. "The rooibatjies neany did  for me,  mynheer,"  he said,   "but,  ���������All.eniach.ier, I   paid them outl    I  sat upon- a*.stoiie and shot them, as  they ran. down the hill rolling  them over, 'net as,die boc'ke' (just  like buck); thet .'was-alle lecker'  (it was very nice). That same  nn-n'suid lo me, 'But I bear no  malice; in future, if an English  man touched his hat to me I  should acknowledge it.'" After  that I came to the conclusion' that  the Transvall border  was no place  for an Englishman.  NOTICE.  NOTICE   IP HEREBY   GIVEN,  that an application will be made  to the  Legislative  Assemblv  of  EVERY BRITISH SUBJECT SHOULD COME t'o the  In aid of the Widows'and   Orphans of British  Soldiers Slain in the Transvaal.  Cumberland Half, S  IS  Monday, Dec. .44hr.  ,' 50 cei|ts, "  the Province of British Columbia,  al its  next session,  for an act to  incorporate a reins pan y with pow*  er to  conetrnct,  fqnip,   operate  and maintain a railway of standard or any other gauge, to be opera; ed   by steam,   electricity  or  any other  motive power,  from a  point on   Johnston   Strait, Vancouver  Island,' a short  distance  ' west of ' Chatham  Point, thence  in a southerly  direction'by the  most feasible route to a point on  or near Upper dun bell Lako, on  the sa;d Island;   with   power to  construct,    equip,    operate   and  maintain a   branch   HiKvirom a  convenient pointon thc main line,  by the most feasible   route to a  point   on    Johnston;' Strait,    a  short d stance east of Bear River;  and a'so .a further   biv.nch   line  from  sti'me   .convenient'point on  the main.line,   by thc most feat--?'  ible route  to  some point on the  ' Salmon River, and' also all other  necessary, branch  lines; and tc?  build and  operate  ti;amways  in  connection   therewith;   and with  power to  construct,'-operate and  maintain''  all' necessary   roads,  [ bridges,  ways, ferries  and other  ' -works,-   and to , build, own' and  - maintain   wharves and .dock's in  connection therewith;   and with  power  to   build, ' construct," ac*,  quire, own, equip and  maintain'  ships, steamers, barges and.other  boats and vessels, and to,operate  the same on   any navigable  waters   within   the, province,  and  with power to build, equip, operate, and maintain  telegraph and  telephone   lines' in- connection'  with    the    said     railway   and  * branches;   and   with " power ' to  build'and ,operatc- all  "kinds"of.  pliint for the purpose  of supplying  light, {heat,   electricity^ and ,  . any kind of* motive povvpr/ahd-  with   power   to    acquire   water,  rights,   and   to   cons'ru'ct da* u  and  flumes for - improving������������������/'-and  incrc-asiijg  any  water [ rights' or  water privilege-' acquiredj.aiid to -  build,   own and   maintain " saw  mills and wood pulp  mills; and,  with power to  expropriate" lands  for the purposes of the company;  and   to acquire lands,   bonuses,  privileges or other aids from any  government,   municipal corporation, or other persons or bodies;  and to levy and collect tolls from  all   parties   using,   and "on   all  freight    passing over  any  such  roads,  railwa}-^,  tramways,  fer-  rips, wharves   and vessels  owned  or   operated   by   the  company;  and with  power to  make traffic  or other arrangements with railway,  steamboat,  or   other companies,   and   for  all other usual,"'  necessary,   or   incidental powers,  rights or privileges.  DATED this loth  day of   November! 1899.  Davis, Marshall &Macneill,  Solicitors for Applicant'?.  I By Direct'-'  fiqportatioiv  A   Fine    Lot    of  II'Scotch Suitings,   '  J> and  W)     Black Worsteds.  m - ,  M also a  If        Splendid  ������|     Selection of  H"' PANTINGS   ..';.*'  W 4-0    different   patterns.  li^ Now is the time to   get  k  ���������p.  a suit in the  HI   LATEST-STYLE  M     Call ant> jE$amine.    |  ^ Carey tlie Tailor |  ������������������(  (  1 i  m  ��������� A  / j--  i  ,   A  1 K_  4  :i  4  I  I

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