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 i'(TTT^ 1  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.    WEDNESDAY,    NOV. 28,   190c.  j*-v  I  I  ft1  _  I  I  ^SG^SSSSSSi:.^Af^y--  ���������ttZfr52dt-7r<rig������& gSS^^^^_^^Se������gga3S3g_ _3=-������3 *  P*-. Ui /-r ^ f\ -n y a r% e?     am      O ,<__ tMJ ,f> -$  jp  ���������9  L.CJ.  &_J2--53  g>  ' "s<  'fi)  fly  !  '0������  '    $  61  YATES STREET,'VICTORIA, B.C;-   -  ���������    HARDWARE,-MILL AND   MINING* MACHINERY,  AND-FARMING ,AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  " . -OF ALL K'NOS'.,    , ' - ^   '  "  Agents foi McGormick liar, vesting Machinery.*'"-"'  Write for price** and'particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 503. .'"'  %   '  ALi;rtlB Ta.iE on Billing EooinFiiMsiiliig. ��������� -  grPEWOARDS,  ' XTENSION TABLES,  DINING ROOM CHAIRS,  TABLE LINENS and  NAPKINS,  A NICE DINNER  SET,  CUTLERY.  SILVERWARE,  GLASSWARE, and  EVERYTHING  COMPLETE.  <=_������  If you are needing anything in above lines give un  some idea as to pi ice and   wc will send   descriptions and all  information required.  Welter Br������  V %  COMPLETE FURNISHERS. VICTORIA, B.    C.  m, 'mm  DO NOT MISQUOTE. FIGURES.  Some advertisers are , using the  Inland Revenue'' Department's recent official. report * upon baking  powders to show the"' comparative  strength and qualities --'of these  articles as they are sold- in the Dominion. It is not fair,.: however,  either to the Analysts'or to the  public in making thi3 use of tbe  official figures that they, t,h- >uld be  -misquoted, as is alleged has been  done in some instances.  The following figures are copied,  from the official report printed by  Uie Canadian Government , and  show correctly, as per that document, the relative strength value of  the baking powders named. The  analyses in all cases were made by  the Government .Analysts:  Percent,   of available  leavening g-ia.  "Ro}^!" (average of-three   highest  'tests)  .   ...... 13.4  "Cleveland's', (average of two high-  ���������est tests) ' 13.  '"���������.Dearborn's" (average of two high-  -est tests) '". ....'.. ... .11.7  , ''Imperial" (average - of two   highest tests '���������   9 9  "Magic" (contains alum)   (average  of thre-3 highest   tests) 7.7  These tests-should set the baking  powder question at rest. Montreal  Pharmaceutical Journal.   <_. ���������  , PEBt.O KAIi.  Mrs. McDonald,- ��������� mother of  Charlie McDonald of the Big Store,  with her family, have come to live  among ua. - A welcome acq nisi ion.  The jolly   fare, of   Mr. 11.   Drew,  -was teen on the street to day, after  'a I'-mrlti of   L.i__i-a..r" *-, Mr..'Drew   ha.  1-. tcly Keen to Hhe  ExU nsion   and  Alexandra.  Mr5. J-'rlm .Ueckii.-au leaves on  Frid-iy to spend X i-a.s holidays  with Vane >uver friends.  J. Thompson, our  constable, has  1  just undergone an operation for  appendicitis in Victoria. He is  progres-ing favourably.  UNION SAY.  Mrs. Mr-_ison returned home  after visiting relatives in Nanaimo.  The bark Undaunted -sailed for  San Francisco Sunday with 2700  tons of coal.  Rob1:. Kerr from Vancouver  loaded 1850 tons of coal.  U. S revenue cutter Manning is  taking a supply ,pf bunker coal.  She will sail to San Francisco,  having finished her winters's.- ork.  The U. S. troopship Kinarvin is  exspeeted in for l--unk<-    cmvl.  dition, 14 new members having  been accepted during the past term.  After the ceremonies, an adjournment was made to the Union Hotel  where the assembled brethren entertained the Grand officers. The  banquet, was prepared by- Mrr.  Davis who spaied no pains to make  her part a success, and as- her el-  forts in this line ar_ so well known  to be successful, it was a- foregone  conclusion that the feast was mot t  tasteful and palatable. The evening was spent most pleasantly with  songs, toasts and anecdotes to  make time fly. Grand officer  Magnone occupied the chair.  A PURE QRAPE CREAM Of TARTAR POWDER  Ceylon Tea is the finest tea in  the world. Blue Ribbon Tea is the  finest Ceylon T-^a in the wor'd,  __ __<���������_���������   SMOKY  2E0K23.  .. This"*T&'ggregation of colored  artists gave a highly successful performance, with burnt,, cork trimmings, in the Cumberland Hall  Monday.evening. Mr. E. Barret,-  in'erJocutor, was kept badly rattled  by the very pertinent answers of  Messrs. Randolph and Richards  (bones and tambo) and when  finally Mr. Randolph was left alone  in his glory in the middle of a very  iunny story ab -ii'. Dmey and his  horso, the audience was in convulsions of.   laughter.      Some   of   the  jokes'were original and highly am-  usin-_.   'AH  the   business   mon  of  tne town caoie in for   their   share.  Songs by Webber, Segrave, Taylor,  Randolph   a"d   other   were   much  appreciated.    Tlie News  staff   was  Ably represented by  ''Mickey" wbo  did th'e conjurer's assistant to perfection. Tho performance was followed by a dance at which many  enjoyed themselves. The ''Mokes"  played to a fall house, and it is  said they v. iii give another performance shortly with many new  fea;ures, which will probably be  or the benefit of the hospital. They  also intend to show at Courtney  next week.  The News acknowledges with  thanks the receipt of complimentary tickets.  Highest Honors, World** Fall1;  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair/  Arold Baking: Powder j containing  alum.' Thoy aro Injurious to health. ,  LOCAL" ITEMS.  -0���������  ��������� mm  _ ������  TOO  MUCH  a  TO THT"-   ESAF.  tffl  9  TOO   MUCH    %^  e*  TOO   MANY  ���������verco.  TOO   MANY  ������  acKintosnes  9  TOO   MANY  Ten per cent Spot  Cash   Discount.  PU  t  All must be   Reduced.       C. J. .MOORE.  A rich lady cured ,of her Deafness and -Seises, in the Head by  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to his Institute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the Ear Drums may have  them free. Add res No. 1.4517.  The     Nicholson     Institute,     780  Eiglath Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.   0 ���������  U. A"   O. J*. INSTALLATION".  On Monday evening, M. Magnone, N. G. A. accompanied by J.  B. McLean, G. S , paid an official  visit to Cumberland Grove No. 3,  U. A. 0. D. After the u-.uai lodge  business had been -disposed of,  these grand   officers    installed the  Genuine extract of vanilla is soft  and mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of vanilla  on the market.   O ;   Eveyone concerned in the Good  Roads movement should take up  this matter of local organization  heartily at once. Any person can  become a member of the British  Columbia Good Roads Association  upon application to the secretary,  Mr. E. T. W. Pearse, of Kamloops,  without fee of any kind.  No better time for holding a gen-  oral meeting could well be fixed  than during the session of the farmers' central  -Institute, coming as  Mr. T. Irwin has recoverd from a.  severe illness.  Mi. Dugdale, who was severely,  injured in No. 5, is improving.  At miner's meeting - Sunday, F.  Parkes and 11. Coe sr., were reelected check "weighmen.  Don't   forget''Smoky Mokes"   at  , at Courtenay Hall.    Look  out   for   ������  ���������big posters    "���������*-  There was   quite   a flood about  C'-urtney Sunday, the river having  overflowed its banks.  The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  are   put    up r by   Canadians.    No  Chinese labor employed.   ,       <$-   ii  ' ���������- ---''/���������,  Benevolence Lodge K. of P. have  '"  not, for some time,chad any dances'. ''  such as used to be a season's events ���������"  This year the lodge is  rousing ? upC-  and .ureparajions are-being made-fto."v i  have a grand ball' in   Cumberland  hall at a not distant date.  "Smoky Mokes" Minstrels will  keep you in roars of laughter for  two hours and a half. Admission  25 cents.    C.;me one come all.  Mr. T. H. Carey, our popular  young business man was last week  married to Miss Walker, eldest  daughter of Mr. E. Walker, who is  one of Union's first residents. Mr.  and Mrs. Carey make their home  in Cumberland and long life and  happiness be theirs, say wf\.  Messrs. Scharschmidt and   Pea-  b:>dy last  week   shipped a   lot   of  hotel   supplies   from   Skagway to  Haines on board a lighter in tow of  a small tug.    Shortly after leaving  Skagway a heavy   wind   came   up  and the lighter had to be cut loose,  and shortly afterwards sunk with  all the goods on board,    The gen tie-  men had intended   to open a hotel  immediately   in   the   Bear   creek   '  country, but this  unfortunate   occurrence   will   delay    them until  eariy in the spring.���������White  Horse  Star.  Look out for, Minstel Show at  Courtenay.     Date later.  Mr. and Mrs. Moore have our  congratuiatiotis upon the safe .arrival oi anothtvc olive branch. Boy,  and a bouncer!    He came   just   in  it does within a few weeks   at most  of the session of the /Provincial leg- j time to take in the minstrel   show,  islature. j which goes to show that he is a lid  The Good Roads movement   is a     0f 80und   sense for   the   show   was  popular one; it   bas   the   endorse-     certainly worth   hi!?   while to   see.  ment of all classes of the commun  ily, and is bound to effect many-  needed reforms. All that is required is. for all interested to en tor  heartily into the movement, each  in his own  locality'- doing   his   111-  By a strange c. incidence, when the  Li st minstrel ft how was gotten up  hers some y<'��������������������������� s ago, fr-end Joe  had a little gui come to take up  permanent abode with his family.  We wonder if Joe is responsible for  lodge officers for tbe coming   term, i most to spread the gospel  of "Good j our being inflicted with   tbe  l\.e Grove is in a flourishing   con-     R-.-ad--' t , -strels.  nxm-  *i - SLEEP.  Come,   sleep!     Oh,   sreep,   the   certain  knot   of  peace,  The baiting- place of wit, the bairn of woe,  The poor man's-wealth, tlie prisoner's release,  The indifferent-judge between the high arid low!  With   shield   of   proof   shield' nie   from  out   the  prease  Of those fierce darts despair at me doth throw;  Oh, make in me those civil wars to cease;,  1 will good tribute pay, if thou do so.  Take thou of me smooth pillows, sweetest bed;  A chamber deaf to noise and blind to light,  A rosy garland and a weary head,  And if these things, as being, thine by right.  Move not thy heavy grace thou shalt in me,  Livelier'than elsewhere, Stella's image see.  <-_? Philip Sidney.  * BEATRICIA AND  THE IMAGE VENDER.  A Tale of Italy and   4>  New York. <1  Tha snow flurries were blinding the  eyes of the passing throng, but Pietro  stood valiantly at the curb holding out  his plaster images for sale. It seemed  . bitterly- cold to the muffled, scurrying  Crowd, but it was warm and balmy to  Pietro. Though the hands which held  out the little white image of the winged victory or a bust of Beethoven were  blue and stiff and th������ narrow shoulders  of the thin frame wera doubled together in an attitude oi cringing subjection, yet the eyes of Pietro were looking far beyond the brilliant shops of  Fifth avenue. In his Imagination he  was wandering in the Elysian Gelds  with his Beatricia ,where the sunlight  gilded the meadows and the smile of  nature shone everywhere.  Oh, valiant heart of Pietro! For two  years now he had molded plaster casts,  and images and sold- his wares on  street corners and hoarded the meager  gain to be able to get back to his Beatricia. On the banks of the Tiber .he  had left her picking grapes with the  men and girls in the Roman vineyards,  and he had come to seek an El Dorado  before he claimed her as his. bride.  For one long, sad year of separation  she wrote to him. She upbraided him  for his slowness in winning the wealth  they had dreamed of. she scolded him  for only lukewarm affection, she  wounded his sensitive soul with repeated attacks on his loyalty and love,  and gradually these criticisms, emanating from the restless, passionate soul  of, the young girl, tender, but selfish,  giving much, but demanding more,  crushed the ardent spirit of the young  Italian, and he drew his love within  the recesses of his heart and brooded  over it, and ceased to pour out the  soul's desires in the little message  which he sent occasionally across the  water.  Finally, when she believed her lovo  too little appreciated, she ceased altogether to write. Pietro had been waiting and watching and counting the  days for the letter which she owed.  Weeks went hy, then mouths, and no  word came.to lighten his labors and bis  loneliness. The first sharp pain of disappointment gave way to a long, dull,  ceaseless agony that filled his heart  to the brim and made it throb wildcat times within the tender walls. "Oh.  beloved Beatricia," he would cry out  in the wakeful watches of the long  night, "have you forgotten your  Pietro?" ' '     -  The plaster Venuses and Mercurys  and Sacred Marys stood side by side  along the shelves of his shop, gazing  down on him from their classic grandeur with cold, unpitying eyes. Sometimes at night he thought that he saw  the imperious Milo shake her head disdainfully when he cried aloud. Mercury sneered, and a dimpled Cupid's  head, by Praxiteles, broke into amused  mirth. Once in his grief he knelt before a Mary, which he had himself  molded that very day, and he prayed  wildly and despairingly, and. as if in  compassion, it seemed to him that the  sacred lips of the image moved to intercede.  He lived alone. Others in "Little  Italy" sought to know him and to draw  him out of himself. He was a handsome youth, perhaps 22 years of age.  and many of the American born yoking  Italian girls cast amorous glances at  him. He did not even notice them. He  looked far beyond them aud saw a  little dark eyed girl, with a clear,  white, transparent skin, more beautiful  than the day���������a cameo with but the  merest blush of pink.  "He no gooda: he no gooda," shouted  the mob of merrymakers, tossing back  their beads in unbridled, mocking  laughter. They would look at one another when he passed silently, and  then raise their eyebrows significantly  and smile with knowing, conclusive  smiles as they touched their foreheads  with a finger.  Pietro scarcely knew of their presence. He used to hear their uproarious  laughter, but it did not attract him.  He had no respect for them. Many  were but provincial born, and he, why.  he. Pietro Gonzales, had been born in  Rome itself, above tlie shop where  Gonzales the elder had chiseled the  heads of prelates of the Vatican from  the finely veined, dazzling white ribs  of marble from Italy's own hills and  bad been a true artist In his day and  had loved art and labored for it in the  pure joy of creating. Money to him  was nothing.   He did not know how to  earn it well, or to keep it. Art was  everything. He deemed it worth the  sacrifice of his son. whom he forced to  go to America in order to extract a fortune from the new world.  But' Pietro was beginning, to learn  that fortunes are slow in coming, even  in young, thriving provinces, and his  art was more than the art of chiseled  marbles or of plaster cas-s. His love  was his ambition. Ke placre_ it above  his art. above his duty, above life itself.  And the -object had only grown to mock  him for his devotion.  Often as he sauntered -along the city  Htr-p^ts, absorbed in tlmusrht. .n-f .her. he  would stop with a startled look and  _earch the face,of some passerby that  reminded him vividly of his Beatricia.  He'.-saw her often in this way' for her  image was really never absent from  his mind's eye. In his reveries of her  she used to appear to him, aud, as in  the old days, she would wind her  soft, gentle arms around his neck and  whisper, "Beloved Pietro, thou art a  god."  For a year now he had not heard  from her. "She must be dead," he  thought at times. "If��������� she were alive,  she could not feel the power of my  love, though an ocean lies between us."  But, like' all lovers, lie wasselfisb: and  sensitive, and he had 'sworn on his  honor never to write to her again, and  he could picture her often making love  to Marcello and Valentino and others  In the vineyards, as she had made love  to him.  A second slimmer of silence came,  and Pietro wandered out into the country and walked among the wood ferns,  crushing them to his breast with his  passionate love of beauty. He would  go and spend days under the sky, begging for food as he went. He could  not work. He was steeped, saturated,  overcome by the accumulated longing  within him. The army of laughing  fairies and Dominican monks stood on  their shelves, a neglected array, uu-  dusted and unsold.  The citizens of "Little Italy" forgot  his very existence. Wheu he did not  appear, they concluded that he had returned to Italy for a time, and they  did not even care to inquire. One day  a little, old woman in shabby black,  with a coarse veil tied around her head  so that her face was wholly concealed,  came to "Little Italy" and inquired  for Pietro. She could speak no English, and she seemed greatly.agitated.  The women were consumed with  ocuriosity, and ��������� led her willingly to  Pietro's little workshop. Her terror  was pitiable -when she found that he  had ,gone and had not been seen for.  a month. She called on all the saints  in the calendar to help her. and then  on death to relieve, her, and she flung  herself on Pietro's own couch and  moaned for hours. She barred the  door and covered the window so that  the curious ones could not watch her  from without, and she herself only  emerged when she wanted to buy food.  It was some days after this occurrence that Pietro. walking in the country, saw a vision of his Beatricia  stretching out,her arms to him and  crying out to him in a sad, distressed  way. The vision was so distinct that  for a moment he thought it was real.  "She is dying." he cried to the sky,  "and she is sorry and would ask my  forgiveness, and I cannot go to her.  O God of the poor. I cannot go!"  It made such a powerful impression  upon his mind that he turned about  Immediately and began to retrace hls  way back to the city and to his shop.  When he reached ���������'Little Italy," a dozen eager men and women rushed upon  him. seized him bodily and dragged  him toward his abode.  "Thy mother, thine old mother, is  here," they screamed.. "Ungrateful fellow, she is alone and waiting thee."  For the first time In many months  Pietro smiled.  "My mother." he whispered, "is with  the saints and. happy! What canst  thou mean?"  "Go. look for thyself, half witted  sluggard and beggar." they bawled out.  And they pushed him toward the door.  The iittle. old woman who had imprisoned herself within caught the  shouts and the voice of Pietro. and her  heart gave- one wild bound, and she  stood trembling at the door, ready to  Ming it open.  Pietro stepped cautiously and touch:  ed the handle. He did not kuow whom  he might encounter, so his advance  was timid. As the door swung back  he gazed stupidly for a moment. Then  a cry of joy aud pain broke from his  lips as he laid his hand on his heart to  still its awful beating.  "Beatricia, my beloved!   Is it thou?"  he gasped.   "Dost thou love me?"  "Madly, Pietro!"  "Thou  didst come to find me, Beatricia?"  "Thou, alone."  "Thou hast come to stay, Beatricia?"  "Always!"  The  Scheme Failed.  In "Under Three Flags In Cuba," by  Musgrave, the author tells how a  scheme was hatched to capture the notorious General Weyler:  General Weyler walked nightly down  the Prado with only an aid and three  secret police sauntering behind. Some  Cubans often debated with me the  feasibility of seizing him there one  night, dragging him down the steps to  the Punta beach and shipping him  down the coast to Gomez, to be held n =  a hostage for all Cuban prisoners. This  would have been easy in the darkness  with a launch and a tug in the'offing  that could race the obsolete boats in  the harbor.  We worked persisently in planning  this. The guards were to be overpow  ered by sudden onslaught from the  rear.- the general seized, pinioned and  'embarked.'..- Lack of funds delayed'the  attempt. Finally we chartered a lug  in Key West, but the owner drew back  at the,last, and just as another boat  was offered Weyler was recalled.  His Cnfrlemlly SnKgfstlon.  Augustus Van Wyck of New York  was an able aud popular member of  the supreme court bench. Though always dignified when presiding in court,  he occasionally waived the rule by a  little quiet;fun. A.pompous and loud  voiced lawyer rose one morning in  chambers..  "This," if the court please, is a curious case. I am retained in it"���������. Here  he paused for a word. There was a  painful silence, ended by the magistrate's inquiry:  "Is It curious for you to be retained  In a case?" _________  MhS. OLlPHANT'S LAST   VERSES.  .<  read thus:  CON   SUI .TU  SABO  UTYO  UEEY ES.  Hiram struggled manfully with it for  several minutes and gave it up.  "It isn't good Latin," he said. "There  are some words in it that are Latin,  but the others are either wrong in termination or are barbarisms from other  languages, and, taken as a whole, it  doesn't make sense."  "That is what 1 said." rejoined his  sister, "but Keturah, out in the kitchen, translates it without any trouble.  She says it means, 'Consult us about  your eyes.' "  .   Whereupon Hiram collapsed.���������Youth's  Companion.  [Dictated on June 21, 1S97.]  On the edge of the world I lie, 1 lie,  Happy and dying arid: dazed and poor,  Looking up from the vast great floor  Of the infinite world that rises above  To'God and to faith and ,to love, love, love!  What words have I to that world to speak.  Old and ;<weary and oazed and weak,  From the very low to the very high?  Only this, and this is all:  From the fresh green soil to the wide blue skj*  From greatness to weariness, life to death.  One God have we on whom "to call.  One great'bond from which none can fall;  Love below, which is life and breath.  And Love above, which sustaineth all.  QUEER WEDDING PRESENTS.  Gift- That Were Not Appreciated l>r  Those Who Received Them.  Even at a marriage- feast, as it  seems, there will sometimes be the envious or the jealous or the malicious.  A well known author received from  a rival man of letters a scrapbook containing a collection of all the adverse  criticisms his works had ever received,  while a popular artist was presented  with a set of elementary works upon  self instruction in drawing and painting.  Not, long since a gentleman who is a  passionate devotee of hunting received  as a bridal gift from au anonymous  douor a complete set of false limbs, a  set of artificial teeth and a couple of  glass eyes���������the whole of which must  have cost a considerable sum���������accompanied by-a uote, the writer of which  trusted that, by reason of the recipient's many falls while following the  hounds, some or all of these substitutes  would ultimately prove of use.  Au elderly, .crusty tradesman, on  espousing a. spinster of mature age.  was presented by a London undertaker  ..with two coffins for himself and wife,  "which, unlike most of the other offerings you. will receive, are sure to be  of. service.'" The bridegroom resented  this singular,if useful gift, and it, took  all the efforts of mutual friends to  prevent a breach of the peace.  Equally vexatious was the gift;received from his neighbors by an infirm octogenarian who wedded a pleasure loviug woman -'more than fit) years  his,junior. It was a large brass cage,  "intended"���������so, ran the subscribers'  note���������"to restrain the wayward flights  of a giddy young wife who has married a decrepit old fool for his money."  The husband of a lady whose great  beauty hardly atoned for her sharp  tongue fouud among his wedding presents a scold's bridle or branks, a gift  from his wife's sisters, with the hope  that, "if Kate makes your life as unbearable as she has made, ours, you  will not hesitate to put the accompanying offering to its original use."���������London Answers.  Living; Without rVonriahment.  There seems to be no philosophical  necessity for food. We can i-oiu-civb ot  organized beings living without nourishment and deriving all tbe energy  they need for the performance of tlieir  life functions from the ambient medium. In a crystal we have the clear  evidenceof the existence of a formative  life principle, and, though we cannot  understand the life of a crystal, it is  hone the less a living being. There  may be. besides crystals, other such individualized,   material   systems of   be  ings, perhaps of gaseous constitution  or composed of substance still more  tenuous. In view of this possibility-  nay, probability���������we cannot apodeictic-  .ally deny the existence of organized  beings on a planet merely because the  conditions on the same are unsuitable  for the existence of life as we conceive it. We cannot even with positive  assurance assert that some of them  might not be present here, in this out-  world, in the very midst of us. for their  constitution and life manifestion may  be such that we are unable to perceive  them.���������Nikola Tesla in Century Magazine.  Optician's Latin.  Hiram had returned home from college, where he had won high honors as  a student of the ancient languages, but  lie "fell down" oue day when his sister,  a demure young girl in her teens, asked him to translate a sign she had seen  in front of an optician's office which  Saved by Presence of Mind.  At Sheffield, England, recently a curious accident occurred. A passenger  was riding on a double deck electrical  car, and a single deck car passed in the  opposite direction. The rope- of the  'trolley boom of the latter was flying  in the wind, and it wound itself around  the passenger's neck. Fortunately he  had the' presence of mind to seize the  rope with both hands and release himself or he would probably have been;  pulled from the car.  Not All.  Teacher   (suspiciously)���������Who   wrote  your composition. Johnny?  Johnny���������My father.  "What, all of It?"  "No'm.   I helped him."���������Truth.  A real scene of troops in action hardly exists. Pictures of them are taken  at odd spells and out of danger's reach,  guns and troops being used for the  purpose.  Truth Is as impossible to be soiled  by any outward touch as the sunbeam.  M1S MEMORY WAS GOOD.  How   One  Man   Showed   He   Waa   an  Adept at: Shopping;.  Mr. S. wanted to move from the city  to a small town near by in which there  were but one or two stores. He would  be in the city every day and agreed to  purchase the "few little things" his wife  could not buy in the village stores.  "You'd better piit them down on a piece  of paper," said Mrs. S. when about to  give her first order.  "Oh, no," said Mr. S. "My memory is  good."  "Well, then," began Mrs. S., "a spool  of 60 black thread."  , "Yes," said Mr. S.  "A yard of uot too light and not too  dark calico."  "Yes."     ���������  "A small hammer, a can of peaches, a  dozen small pearl buttons, two yards of  cardinal ribbon, silk on one side and satin  on the other."  "Yes," said Mr.S. thoughtfully.  "A pair of slippers for baby, a dozen  lemons, a good toothbrush, a pineapple,  two ounces of sky blue yarn, an ounce  vial of homeopathic nux vomica pellets,  a"���������  "Wait a second," said Mr. S., counting  on his fingers and looking perplexed.  "And a bottle of vanilla extract, and a  yard of'triple box plaited crepe lisse niching, and three yards of small checked  nainsook, and"���������  But Mr. S. had seized his hat and was  running for the station..  What the poor man brought home was:  A yard of bodtieking, three yards of  black crape, a bottle of vinegar, eight  yards of nankeen, a serubbrush, a pound  of green yarn. 00 spools of "coat thread,"  a yard of very'light and a yard of very  dark calico and a pint bottle of homeo-  pathic pills.  "There, my dear," he said triumphantly, throwing down his numerous packages, "I don't think you'll find a thing  missing. Who says a man can't do shopping? My r-erorrv never played me false  yet." '���������  "--     ' ������������������ '���������"-���������  Jack Wan Glad Too.  A Salt Lake City paper reports that  a tall, gaunt woman, with ginger hair  and a somewhat fierce expression of  countenance, lately came to the county  clerk of Boxelder county, Utah.  "You're the man that keeps the marriage books, ain't you?" she asked.  "Yes, ma'am," he answered. "What  book do you wish to see?"  "Kin you find out if Jack Peters was  married?"  Search developed the name of John  Peters, for whose marriage a license  had been issued two years, before.  "I thought so," said the woman.  "Married Lize Waters, didn't he?"  "The license is issued for a marriage  with Eliza Waters."  "Yep. Well. I'm Lize. I thought  I'd ought to come in and tell you that  Jack Peters has escaped."  Bet  and   "Wager.  "What's the difference between a bet  and a wager?" asked the man who  thinks there are too many words in the  English language.  "A bet," said the friend who always  wears a dress coat after G o'clock, "is  something you make with a man,  which has to be paid, no matter who  loses. A wager is something more refined. It's made with a woman and is  not considered collectable unless she  wins."���������Washington Star.  Peculiar.  Professor Simon J. Brown, the astronomical director of the naval observatory at Washington, occasionally indulges in a bit of humor. On one occasion a colleague came into his office  and, finding the professor standing,  said: "Is it possible you work that  way?   I cannot stand standing."  "That's peculiar," replied Professor  Brown quickly. "Now, do you know,  I cannot stand sitting."  THIEVES' SLANG.  A "wire" is another term for pickpocket.  A drunken person is known as a "dummy."  One who taps tills is designated as a  "heeler."  A policeman in uniform is said to be in  "harness."  A policeman in civilian dress is called  an "elbow."  Pickpockets are "dips," and fanners"  or "stallers" are assistants.  When a thief has been frustrated in a  design, he is said to have had a "fall."  To "switch" is for one thief-to transfer  to an accomplice whatever plunder he ha������  secured.  A safe or hiding place in which valuables are hidden or stored is known as  a "register."  "One stitch",means one year in.jthe penitentiary; "two stitches" means two  years, and so on.  "A graft" is that at' which a lawbreaker is most proficient���������for instance, cracking a safe or picking a pocket.  "To work the shorts" means to relieve  people of their valuables as they either  alight from or board a street car.  The .individual who:., has the faculty of  'learning the arrangement of a house ,to  be robbed is known as a "house prowl."  The individual who is an expert in removing bills and papers from a purse or  pocketbook without extracting the pock-  ethook is called a "weeder."   .  "When a town is on fire" a "crook",  means that a city or location is not,fer:  tile in valuables or that it is best not to  ply the trade hecaus** r>t the vitr'iance of  the police.-  THE DOMINIE.  m  Bishop McCabe of the Methodist Episcopal church proves from actual figures  that the average traveling expenses of  each bishop for a year are only $403.  A chapel is to be erected in Leicester,  England, as a memorial-to the Rev. Robert Hall, who was' pastor of the Harvey  Lane chapel from 1S07 to 1S26.    It..wilL-__/  cost about $55,000.  The Rev. Jam Joe of Sun Francisco  is the only Chinese Christian minister in  the world, and he is conducting services  regularly in the city. He still wears a  cue and the flowing robes of the orthodox /  Chinaman;  The Rev. Elijah Kellogg is still preaching regularly at Harpswell, Me., though *>  in the eighty-eighth year of his age. In a  recent sernion on Judas' betrayal he  characterized the love of money as "the  meanest of human* affections."  Under the terms of the will of the late  Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Haskins, who for  59 years was rector of St. Mark's Episcopal church in Brooklyn.,all of his manuscripts of sermons except, those which  the members of his family1 especially desire to preserve are to be consumed in the  furnace of the"church.   .  ���������:<!  THE WRITERS.  Cohan Doyle is a splendid athlete, firm  in the saddle, a quick and sure shot, an  all around sportsman and as strong as a  giant.  Louise Chandler Moultbn believes that  editors are better critics than fellow  writers. "Nothing," she says, "is so.fool-  ish as to send manuscript to other writers for criticism."  Mark Twain was recently asked what  were his boyish ambitions. "First," he  replied, " I wanted to be a circus clown,  but I modified that and decided to be a  Mississippi congressman."  Edmund Clarence Stedman, the poet,  is frequently .supposed to be a large man  from a look at his pictures, but iu'reality  he is not. It is bis whiskers that give  him the appearance of great size in his  portraits.    He,is small, thin, ascetic and  'Cold. '���������':���������'��������� -:':  :, '-���������':'"���������/"  S.R. Crockett, the novelist, keeps, for  use ,in ^writing his books, a large collection of carefully indexed scrapbboks, like  those of Charles Reade, filled with clippings from newspapers of all parts of the  world, to a great number of which he  subscribes,        .      ��������� .   .'.'������������������-.   '��������� v  THE LIBRARIAN. )  li-  Don't turn down corners.  Don't leave a book "face down"���������i.  open.  Don't  borrow  books ; from   private  braries.  Don't buy cheap books if you can afford  better ones.  Don't mark a book in any way unless  it's your own.  Don't keep books on open shelves if  you can avoid it.  Don't forget that bookcases with dust-  proof glass doors are best.  Don't scorn cheap books if you cannot  afford  better publications.  Don't shut a bonk up with anything  bigger than a narrow ribbon in it.  Don't lend books. No one wih treat  your books as you yourself do if you love  them.  Don't  forjret tbat  good  books  are  the ,/,'f]  best eompa-ny in the world if read under- 'jj  standingly and appreciatively. $  He Needs 'Em In Kis Business.  A dog does not brush his teeth or |1  pick them, but what fine teeth a dog ^ _|  has!���������Atchison Globe. tj  4$  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  I  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  &  &&&$&&$$&&$&&&&&&$$$$&&^  BANKERS AND  BROKERS. . . .  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG  ������**t?������  Stocks and bonds bought, eold  and  carried   on   margin.     Listed  mining stocks carried  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to rtu  9  F\  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  IN   VIENNA.  For   the  THE CAFE5  They  Are   a    Second    Home  Natives ot the City.  Every one goes to them���������men, women,  priests and children. The cafe is the center of social life. It is there that the  policy of the government is discussed,  the latest play criticised'and business  transacted. At 4 o'clock iu tire afternoon it is with diiliculty that a seat can  be had in one of these popular meeting  places, for at that hour every Viennese  partakes of his afternoon coffee,- which  fills the place of the Englishman's 5  o'clock tea.  .These' cafes are regular reading rooms.  Some of theni take as many as 500 differ-  , ent periodicals, and often 15 copies of the  same  paper���������some  popular   Austrian  or  , foreign sheet���������are on file.    Let a foreigner enter, and the experienced waiter im-  - mediately recognizes  his nationality.    If  , he be an American, a New York daily is  brought to him; if a Frenchman, a Paris  boulevard paper is laid before him, and  so  on.     If a   Russian   enters,  cigarettes  are at once produced. -  Cafes aro for the Viennese a second  home, and they all have two kinds of clients���������the stammgaste, or habitues, and  the laufendo,' or transients. The habitues, commonly called wirtkaus-bruder  (cafe brothers) have tables reserved for  . them, and woe betide the man who ventures to take possession of this sacred  property!- There are many Viennese who  for'the past 30 or 40 years have sat at  the same table, in the same-corner, doy  after day, drinking the same brew of  beer or brand of wine and smoking the  same sort of tobacco in" the same old  pipes.' A stnmmjrast generally spends  from threo to four hours every day at his  cafe, the natural result being a great loss  of time anil money. But the-Viennese  are not miserly. They' live up to the  German proverb which seems to have  been written on purpose for them, "Le-  ben uud leben lasseu" ("Live aud let  live"). ,  TAKING  THE  REINS.  I was cured of   terrible  lumbago by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  .REV. WM. BROWN.  i  I was cored of a bad case of earache  by MINARD'S LINIMENT.  MRS. S.-KAUBAOK.  I was cured  of   sensitive   lungs  by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  . MRS. S. MASTERS.  Gamin, 2:14"M>. is put down as the best  Prodigal on the turf.  Lotah S, 2:09Wis the fastest perform-  er having a St. Gothard dam.  Lord Vincent recently stepped a mile  in 2:11 !,_��������� at the Cleveland track.  Octoroon, 2:14"'/., is said to be the fastest mare now in the Hawaiian Islands.  The 2-year-old filly Mary P. Leyburn,  by Expedition, 2:15:"_,- h.s gone a half in  1:33���������.  The British government has placed another contract with a Bonhaih (Tex.)  Grm for 2,000 horses and mules.  , It is claimed-that Hal McEwen. 2:10"^,  can go in 2:05 with the hopples, but his  owner objects to the "pyjamas."  In the first heat of the 2:05 pace Connor reduced the Island park track pacing  record to 2.00V.. previously 2:0G1,_. made  by Prince Alert.  The North Caroline stallion Bird Eye,  who is taking a prominent part in the  Lake Erie circuit, was sold'at auction for  $30 as a yearling.       y *'  Be Sure; 2:00:J/,. is the latest 2:10 performer to join the list of 2:10 sires, his  -son. The Admiral, having taken a record  of 2:09Vi at'Columbus.  London cab proprietors will put-men on  duty at watering pipes specially erected  for the use of cab horses to mix oatme-U  with the water consumed by,the horses.  Ananias paced a 'mile to wagon ar the  Cleveland matinee the other day in 2.07*4  and lowered the pacing record of the  Driving club, formerly hold by Sunland  .Belle at 2:07i_.  Major General Sir F. W. Gatacre, who  recently returned to England from South  -Africa, answering to a toast, said that of  the 1S5.000 horses sent to Africa nor one  will be tit to be taken hack to England.���������  Horseman.   -  , Holloway's Corn Cure is a specific for the  removal of corns and warts. We have never  heard of its failing to remove even the:worst  kind. "  EXPECTANCY.  Some day, some day 'twill all come right.  Tire tangled skein will all unwind,  And we will grasp the colors bright  And leave the somber threads behind.  The sun is slow, and rest is sweet,  Yet fears draw round us when it ssts,  And sorrow cornea with winged feet,   -  And joy but heralds new regrets.  E'en while we taste, sweet drafts will turn  To bitterness that hurts us sore;  We learn to Iovp arrd, loving, leain  To feel tho loved one's loss the more, ' ,  And yer, when "reason's" light grows pale  There shines through darkness still a ray  Of faith umau.ht which cannot tail   ,  And leads u_ onward to some day.  How's This?  Wc offer One Hundred Dollars Eeward for  any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props', Toledo, O.  Wc, the undersigned, have "known F. J.  Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him  m-rfectly honorable In all business transactions,  and fin nelally able io carry out any obligation  made hy their firm.  Wk8t&Truax, Wholesale Druggrsts.Toledo.O.  Wa_������ino,    Rinnan   &   MAttVJN,   Wholesale  Druggist", Toledo, 0.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,"acting directly .upon the blood arrd mucous sur-  facfi-i of the system. Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold  by all druggists.   Testimonials free  Hull's Family Pills are the best.  TTfo Trm������ Stories.  ���������The  Piscatorial   Prevaricators'' association' was'in session.-  ������������������I was fishing for cod off the Banks  one day some years ago," said one,  "Avhen I dropped my watch overboard.  The next year I went fishing at tbe  same place. I caught a whoppiug big  fellow and' found 'iny watch inside of  him. It was running steadily, the action of the fish's liver having kept it  wound up. But it was five' hours fast.  The only way that I can account for it  is that the fisb crossed the Atlantic,  staid on the other side long, enough  to get the time over there, and that I  caught him too soon after he got back  to allow the watch to regulate itself."  4-I was fishing for trout in Pennsylvania last fall," said another member,  "in company with my nephew, who i3  nn inveterate cigarette smoker. We  landed a teu pounder and allowed him  to flounder around in the botlom of tbe  boat while wo cast again, because they  were biting freely. My nephew had  just thrown a lighted cigarette in the  boat, and in some way this trout got  it, put it in bis gills and smoked it.  The cigarette seemed to have a soothing effect on him. I brought the trout  home, taught him to smoke a pipe, and  when we killed him Christmas I served  up to my guests something that I believe has never been served up before  ���������self smoked trout.    It w.-rs n-i-Mt too "  England uses 30,000,100 birds  every year for decorative purposes,  and Lo provide nil Europe 150,000,-  .000 are annually destroyed, and  when wo. add America it brings the  sum total up  to 300,000,000. .  . Making; Cnrlcnlnrcs. '-  The way- in which some artists can  distort features without making them  unrecognizable is certainly very - remarkable. Thomas Nast possessed  this faculty,to an extraordinary degree  and he had a very peculiar way of  adding new faces to his mental photograph gallery. When a fresh subject would arise in politics, foi* instance,, he would Invent some pretext  to call upon him at his office or house  and hold him .in conversation as long  as possible, studying his features.  When he took his departure he would  purposely leave his cane. Once outside  Nast would make a'hasty pencil sketch  -on a card and would usually find thai  his memory was deficient as to some  detail. He would then return, osterisl-  bly> for the cane, and another look at  the victim would enable him to perfect his sketch. After that he had the  mau forever.   ,  When Joe Keppler was,alive he used  to make frequent trips to Washington  for the purpose of seeing- statesmen  whom he wanted to draw. He was  very clever at catching likenesses and  scarcely ever referred to a photograph.  Cholera and all summ?r complaints are so  quick in their action that the cold hand of  acath is upon the victims before they are  aware that danger is near. If attacked do  not delay in getting the proper- medicine,  'try a dose of Dr. A. G. Kellogg's Dysentery  Cordial, and you will get immediate redef.  It acts with wonderful rapidity and never  fa: 1_ to effect a cure.  Is Uric Acid in the blood.  Unhealthy kidneys are the .  cause of the acid being  there. If the kidneys acted  as they should they would  strain the Uric Acid out .  ofthe system and rheumatism wouldn't occur. Rheumatism is a Kidney Disease. Dodd's Kidney Pills  have made a great part of  their reputation curing  Rheumatism. So get at  the causff of these fearful  shooting pains and stiff,,  aching joints. There ia  but one sure way���������  A  SLUMBER  SONG.  Sleep, my beloved.    To-slrep and dream is best.  Tlie night to us is peace, tho day unrest,  For day, while parted, brings to us but pain;  In dreams we live the dear past o'er again.  We weep not in our sleep;  Our lear.s are for tho day.  Which smiles, while 1 but weep,  For thou art far away.  Hushed be "the voices of tlie garish day,  Its frets and cares and sorrows swept away;  Forgotten quite the interval of years  Since last we met, with all their bitter tear*.  Sleep, love.    To dream is best.  Our waking is but pain;  In sleep alone wu rest  And live the past again.  Sleep, my clear love, and be thy dream? of me!  Waking or slcepinir.  1 s-:i'.l think of Mice,  Dat iJre.inrs rrr-rki* present time of all tin- past;  Tire rriijiit restores liiui*���������would my  _n_uis  mi,  last!  ht  Dream, dear, till tlie day breaks  And .earthly shadows llcv,   ���������  Where morn to -<ner' ne'er wakes  And I be one'with-thee.  ���������Neil. Macdonald in Harper's Bazar.  iNJ" LAMM A TORY RHLUM AT1SM.���������  Mr. & Aokermarr, commercial traveller,  Belleville, writes: "Some years ago I  used Dr. Thomas' Eoieotric Oil for inflammatory rheumatism, and three bottles effected a, com pie be cure. I was the  whole of one summer unable to _oove  without crutches, and every movement  caused excruciating p_ins. i ana now out  on the road and exposed to all kinds of  weather, but have never been troubled  with rheumatism since. I, however,  keep a bottre of Dr. Thomas' Oil on hand,  and I always recommend it to others, as  it did so much for me. "  London has now girl district messengers as well as boys. Those employed are from 16 to 18 years  age, and are said to be efficient.  of  Baccarat is now prohibited in Russia, even in private houses, by a  ukase of the czar. For a first offence the punishment will be a heavy  fine, for a second a long term of imprisonment.  According to an apparent authentic article in a French periodical, not  less than-20,000 aristocrats are at  present confined in the prisons of  Ekrope. Russia stands first with  12,000   bluebl������oded   lawbreakers.  Tlie F"acini Angle,  As a rule, the greatest facial angle be-  lonRR to those of a refined and intellectual  nature; the average is about 80 degrees.  In some" of the .Grecian statues it is as  high as 100 degrees, but the Romans  rarely -represented it over 95 degrees. It  was the Dutch connoisseur. Camper, who  first used the' term facial angle���������that  angle which is formed when a straight  line is drawn from . the ' middle , of the  forehead to the point of juncture of the  nose and lip. where it is met by another  imaginary line crossing from the opening  of the ear. -,To form nn opinion as to  onf-'M intellectual capacity, his,profile or  'ac'ial angle must he studied,   e  .      A Clever.Bird.  Mexico; has a clever bird called the  melanarpes. which has discovered a new  nse'for the telegraph" pole. At the foot  of tiie'post this bird makes n large hole,  in which it rears its family: somewhat  hi'dier up the post it makes an observatory, from which bored holes permit it  to observe the horizon in every, direction:  still higher this sagacious bird'makes, its  storehouse, and thus the pole serves as  Its'house, fortress and warehouse.  Pale, sickly children should use Mother  Graves' Worm. Exterminator. Worms are  one of the principal causes of suffering in  children and should be expelled from the  system. '  -  Sinm'a Weim-htn mill Measure-.  .In Siam the liquid measure used l_  derived from a cocoanut shell which  is capable, of holding 8_0 tamarind  seeds, nnd 20 of these units equal the  capacity of a wooden bucket. In dry  "measure. S'5() tamarind seeds make  one "U'anahn," and 23 "k'anahn" make  one "sat." or bamboo basket; SO "sat"  make one "kwion." or cart. This is  an example of the primitive origin of  most units of weights and measures.  A DINNER PILL,���������Many persons suffer  excruciating agony after partaking of a  hearty dinner. Tho food partaken ot is like  a bull of lead upon the stomach, and instead  of being a healthy nutriment it becomes a  poison to the system. Dr. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are wonderful correctives of  such troubles. They correct acidity, open  secretions and convert the food partaken of  into healthy nutriment. They are just the  medicine to take it troubled with indigestion  ordyspepsia.  lie Felt tlie Shock.  "Electricity in the atmosphere affects  your system," said the scientific physician.  "Yes," said the patient wbo had paid  $10 for two visits. "I agree with you  there are times when one feels overcharged."-  much, of this  F"or������-tliou;il* t  v   "What did you buy so'  cheap and worthless mlTee forV"  "For these new neighbors of ours  in case they prove to be of the borrowing-sort, if tbey don't, you can throw  it away."   ��������� .  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves Mralgia.  Two of n  Kind.  Underthum���������My wire talks, talks, talks  all the time.  Ileupeck���������Im-pos-ible' She must listen  part of the time, otherwise she wouldn't  be so. popular with my wife.���������Philadelphia Press.  Miiiarf s Liniienl Cnres Burns, Etc,  PlOVTH.  In Scotland in very ancient times the  eight oxen plow was probably in general  use. for the old land measures, as davoch  and such like, were founded thereon. In  the eighteenth century, in Aberdeenshire,  the 10 or 12 oxen plow was, however,  more common, but all such plows finally  disappeared about the time of Waterloo.  SLOW STARVATION.  THE  CONDITION OF  THOSE  AFFLICTED W.TH INDIGESTION.  Fin tn. eircy, Sirk__ Headache, Offensive  llrcath and 10��������� uclations. Irritability,  ami :i Feeling: of-Weight on the Stom-  :ch   sir- Among* the  Symptoms.  Dyspepsia,  or' indigestion,    r-s   ii   is  also frequently called,   is    one  of the  most   serious   ailments   '.hat     afflicts  mankind.      When the    stomach loses  its   craving  for   food" and   the   power  to digest it,  the person so afliicr.ed is  both mentally   and physically  in    a  condition       of ���������    wretchedness.    ' The  symptoms  of the  disorder- are manifold,  and among them i_ay bo noted  a feeling of weight in the region   of  the stomach, sick headache,    offensive  breath,     heartburn,    a    disagreeable  taste   in the   mouth,   irritability  .of  temper, disturbed sleep, -.-tc. '.'"ho condition is in fact one of .-.low ���������*ar\_-  tion  ol the blood,  nerves and  body,  and on the first symptoms trr*ti.ur_ont  through  the     use  of     Dr.   ."Williams'  Pink  Pills   should   be  sought.        Mr.  William     Birt,- a   well   known   blacksmith  at     Pisquid,   P.   E.  I.,   is   one  who  Ho'ffcred for  years     and     r>.bites  his experience for  the   benefit of similar sufferers.,     Mr.    Birt says:���������"For  many years I was a victim''of indigestion,- accompanied by nervo-isnoss,  palpitation   of, the  heart    and   other  distressing  symptoms.    My     appetite  was     irregular,   and what I  ute felt  like  a weight 'in  my 'stomach;     this  was accompanied by a  feeling of stupor   or  sleepiness,     and  yet ,1  rarely  enjoyed  a  sound   night's  sleep    When  I would  retire     a  creeping sensation  would    come over  me,     with     pains  and  fluttering around   the heart, nnd  then when-T, arose in the morning,  I  would feel  as   tired and  fatigued    as  I did before I  went  to   bed.      It     is  needless  to  say  that I   was  continually     taking  medicine ' nnd   tried,,   I  think,  almost everything recommended as a cure for  the trouble.     Occasionally  I  got  temporary relief,  but  the 'trouble  always  came back,   usually     in     a still     more     aggravated  form.    ' All   this,   of  course,   cost     a  great deal  of money,  and as the expenditure, seemed  useless 1  was  very  much   discouraged.   One   day   one   of  my   neighbors,     who     had  used'  Dr.  Williams'  Pink Pills with much benefit,   advised me  to try   them,  and I  decided to do so,  thinking nevertheless     that   it  would "be  but  another  hopeless    experiment.      To   my great  gratification, , .however,   I had     only  been  using  the  pills     a few-    weeks  when   I   felt    decidedly better,     and  things     began   "to dook  brighter.     I  continued taking the pills for several  months,     with  the result that     my  health was  as  good . and my  digestion    better than   it had    ever  been.  One of the most flattering results of  the   treatment   was   my   increase     in  weight     from   12f3     pounds     to   155  pounds.    It is more than a year now  since I discontinued the  pills  and   in  that time I have not had the ������������������>lightest   return   of   the   trouble.       We   always    keep   the   pills   in  tho     house  now, and my family have used them  for  other     ailments     with  the  same  gratifying  results."  These pills may be had from any  dealer in medicine, or will * be sent  post paid at 50 cents a box. or six  boxes for S2.50 by addressing the  Dr. W lliams' Medicine Co., Brockville,   Ont.  Mrs. Celeste Coon, Syracuse, N.Y., writes:  "For year, I could not eat many kinds of  food without producing a burning, excruciating pain in my stomach. I took Parme-  le -'s Pills according to directions under  'Dyspc-paia or Indigestion.' One box entirely cured me. I can now. eat'anything-1  choose, without distressing me in the least."  These pills do not cause pain or griping, and  should be used when a cathartic is required.  According to - a report, Lord Salisbury is about to resign the office  of lord warden of the cinque ports,  an office whose only emolument is  tlie right to reside in Windsor castle.  He is tc. be succeeded, by Mr. Balfour, who is expected to live a great  deal at Walmer, which is just the  sort of country place to suit his  tastes, being easily reached from  London, and having excellent golf  links  close  at   hand.  U������T_WrANA " BE���������CANOE  CIOAH  I IK-VAN A,     FACTORY, Montreal  Loie "So- Time,  "Do you find, judge," asked the fair  roving woman, "that most of those who  ippear before you with petitions for divorce are people who were married In  haste?" -  "Well, I don't know as I can say that  they are," he replied, "but there's one  thing I do know."  "What's that?"  "Most of them marry in haste as  soon as the.divorces are granted."-  HOTEL BALMOMI^?^uV^e#.^^:  DreKslnK 1-Mnh  In  1.175.  Prepare fish after this sort: Set a  _ood quantity of white strong vinegar  nnd stale ale, with a cursey of salt, a  little mint, origanum, parsley and rosemary, and when your liquor boileth fast  upon the fire stop the mouth of your fish  with a nutmeg thrust down into his  throat and cast him skipping into the  liquor, keeping him down till he be  thorow dead and perfectly sodden. Dress  pikes, roches, carps, grailings, mullets  ���������Mid all great fish of the river in the liko  sort, for it will make them to oat pleasant, crisp, brittle and firm, not watrish  nnd flaggy, as most lish do. because we  know not how to use and order them.���������  Dr. Thomas Miiffett, \T,~o.  EVERYTHING ... $  *^_F0R THE PRINTER "  ������������������ *& . ���������  . ;:'.    -  We keep a large Stock always on *'  hand of  TYPE  PRINTERS'  MATERIAL  i el'  AND  it  MACHINERY.  .������    '   ,  '  We can fit out Daily or Weekly  Papers or Job Outfits on a  few hours notice.  We also supply READY-PRINTS,  STEREO-PLATES and  PAPER  AND  CARD STOCK  I TORONTO TYPE I  i FOUNDRY CO.,  J LIMITED  I 175 oien st,, winim. s  ������!^^p^>-^--^'-^-_}_g_-r_?_t'<_'_p_rr_i-_7_'r-"_i<T_' _W������  Spec i lie.  McMurtha ��������� Poor     Phelan  measles twice un died av thim.  Mulroon���������Th* fur-r-st or secon  ���������Kansas City Indenendent.  It has been well said that if Cav-  our, Bismarck, Mcttcrnick, Gladstone  and  Gortchukof    were  all    put  down at a table  to settle China's  perienced brains  racked to -decide  sure  thing  to  do.  with  a  free  hand  business,   their   ex-  would be     sorely  on   the     wise   and  Copy of a letter which appeared  the CEYLON  ������������������OBSERVER."  in  "CORRESPONDENCE.  ������������  THE NATIONAL LIFE  .   ASSURANCE CO. OF CANADA  Issues  an Ideal   Policy.  Write to NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK  Mjjrs. Manitoba and _f. W. T.,  Winnipeg, Man.  Or to PETER DICKSON, General Agent,  Winnipeg-, Man*  r<m Band  Instruments, Dr_m������. Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN   CAN  HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted.   Fine catalogue  Fine  60  illustrations mailed free.   Write us for any-  thinif iu-Music or Musiral Instruments.  Toronto, Ont., and  Winnipeg, Man,  Whaley Eoyce & Co.  To  hod    th'  toime?  MINARD'S LINIMENT Cnres DandmiT.  Mexican Theater Etlqnette.  In a Mexican theater women always  go bareheaded and the men wear their  hats all the time the curtain is closed.  During the performance they remove  them.  .Frequently   men   rise   in   their  seats  nnd   sweep   the   tiers   of   boxes   with  lai-LCc   irlasses.     It   is  considered  some  tiling of an  honor to  have the jrlnsse.*-"  of a swr-ll below leveled at your box.  Smoking is permitted iu all theaters  MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Eyerywlier..  the. Editor of the  "Ceylon Observer":  PURE CEYLON  GREEN TEA OF  THE "SALADA" MARK.  Colombo, Aug. 15,   1900.  Dear  Sir,���������  I have carefully examined and  tasted the small sample of Tea  marked "SAL AD A" Pure Uncolored  Ceylon Green Tea you sent mo last  night and  find  it   is as  stated.  The tea has exceptional leaf fragrance and draws a choice, flavory,  cowslip water .somewhat resembling  best grade Japan.  As a specimen of what Green Tea  should be in the cup it won1'! be  almost impossible   to   improve  -jr.  it.  If Ceylon planters will or'y 1-e  careful to ship Greens up to this  standard of excellence. the capture  of the American and Canadian markets is certain and assured.  Yours  faithfully,  (Signed) F.   F.  STREET.  -Xar-ufactured  by THOS. LEE, "Winnipeg,  WESTERN CANADA  BUSINESS  COLLEGE  Ularket   .Street., Opp. City   Hall,  Winnipeg:, Atari.  BEST ST.SXEMS.    1HOKOIGH COTJKSES  Writo for catalog-ire.  W. A. SIPPRELL. B. A., Principal.  Catholic Prayer J^Vrix^SST:  nlars, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. .Mail orders receive prompt attention, [j, & j. sadiier & Co.,Ma_t_������al  THK;'ErONO">.Iir' ACETYLENE GAS  BUK*SI*'lt nn.-, rni-riir chamber wh ch prove nts llr - flame ie--tin_ on tire pas opening-  _."������������������> mo e cluytfing. no more worry. Burns  Mjually well fuli on ��������� r urned down. Yields  moro 1 f������hl from <r s ii-ed than any olher  birrn-.r. Price $_.7o per dozen, or $28 per  t-.-unplea :���������'(')  cents each.    The  Econo-  <������*���������<>������������������  irric  Ac- tylrnc   Burner Co., _S  We.lington  St. W., Toronto. Ont.  W. N. U.  292. THi_   C u Mo���������i* ,_.a jn *->   jm j* W  Issued Every   Wednesday  1*. B. ANDERSON,  EPJTOK  _riw c-.HUiuiiS <<l TiiK Nkws-ir.  op ��������������������������� ���������-     il  ho wish to trxpre-u therein views on   watt.  ^raof public  interest.  While we di> Q"t hold ours-elvei   r������*ipon i  ble for ihe utter_,uces ot _<>n-;>[.orideui.--. we  rw-erve   thu   r g-it    of   declining   ���������<������   m.-en.  ���������������miiiuiiic-tiou8 uuiieces^aiily pert xially.  WEDNESDAY,   i\OV  ".__    I  1_(,0.  B.WXSM I JU__Kt������  A NEW REIilGION.  From North American.  A new religious sect is gaining ground m  1'eriis.vlvania. Tt is called the Ahilennia!  Dawn Circle," and has members as fur  west us Pittsburg and ub far east as Philadelphia.  The diseiplei of this new faith believe  that the millennium Is at hand, and tho  1-resent is the time of transition between  the gospel age and the era of perfect peace  and happiness promised  In the Holy Writ.  This conclusion has been arrived at partly through nn exhaustive study of the bih'e  and the prophecies and the observation  of the signs of the times. Tlie "Bib'e  Christians" as they are also called, point  out that the present social'order Is satisfactory neither to rich nor poor, rmr tlmfc  110 human instrumentality can Improve 't,  and that only the coming of Christ can pro  duce   c nditions  under   wh ch   all  n?en,   all  ..���������K-er, and cl.ir-si s can  live tuKt'Llie-r in love,   ,  ������������������e.-K-o siiid harmony. j  ' one oi  the prim-iple leader* and disc'-*I'*R  of-the new falih is Professor K. C. Walters  .f   Taina-iua,    Pa.      Des--r hi  g   Us   i cm-Is,   |  Inc-entiin   and   progress   in   a   recent   inter-   ,  \U-\v,   Professor  Walters  sad:  '���������Our main '���������b.ioc.s are ea-cfnl study of  the si:-, is of the times and of ihe bible, hi  er.ie^ that we may properly iuterpr'-t 1he  s<-_ipnire������. We are not seeUing to or. amze  ,,* ti (lenouiinatien. bin fraterai/.r. Vita  r.h.-isti.'iis of all rlonominat'f.ns and gladlj  are'*pl   Hteir,belp in  our work.  '���������We ili'Tor. however, with ar-rented b'ble  ler.ehM-zs on nnnv hnpoi^ant points. W^  do not l-ellevo Unit the w-rld Wll ev������r bo  destroy-d. nor do wo believe that an aU-  merr-if-l father will .coiidep*n untold init-  liens into'eternal torment. This befef has  ,M-'---eii fhrniish earelcs scriptural reason-  in.   nnd a wrpn. interpretation of Ag'.irative  ' "'"''Tccr-rdln" lo'our beli'-f the millennium  will tn":" p'n" cbir'nK ihe next fifteen  ���������-nri The interval will be filled with nn-  ������-<���������* with wars nnd fearful c-onvulsions  ������.iV, 'tnen will iw an era nf peace, ari.l  nil the people of tho earth will receive the  bl-i'-in-s   promised   tlirough<*nt  the bible.  ���������-���������'-be  . re-il'-r  n������inbc-r   of   lb"  f-imilles  of  the  ear!!-,  have  sot!.-  to  the  urave without  rh<*   unmh-'-d   hi-sslug.   hence must  be  res-  '   urrecii'd io hear 'ind   lo receive thc  bene-  (its of it. -  ������������������r)ur:n"- ihe mill"nn-um the wbole Irrm-m  ra. ~-\v br- hrou-lit to n.fnll knowledge  ' of righteousness, lore and po:ic*<\ through  si 1-1'-ted bv tho rr-r-nl trriestiio'od, niankim.  ,.;-��������� h��������� vr,n'fiv for tire tc*si.=- of thai age. At  I bo end of rliN time the governments will  nrneilr-al operation, nnd. heirs, equipped  .������������������������������������> k-new!ed-_e on both sides and in-  be under the full control of Hr*-'si and his  all the holy prophets.    Acts iii. 10-21.    Con-  cliaos and  ad things-shall  he gradually re-  <;i  n-\    ,.,,.t  iu,-..   -....-.ii   be'IJi-.-ug-.i  Miit of  <n-.-iAu<   ivK-ii -���������   ���������.-..u.llti.ii-.-the   tf'-inc  of  li-.M.i .--ei-rra   l.elietr-.   ������i'"   lite: tl   ourth  v.-iil nl.i-Jc loie*.-.-!-.    -'-I-'-:, i,   '-!-  ���������'We are constant i.v ir-.ru'ng n.-w convcr's  to (. -t- faith, \v'::ch is Irn.s.d only on lno-ul  lo������-e f-r bi'ic! ins \ .-'li. 1 a <h-ii ���������-<> :-" l'-'1'-  pai-e for thc great times to curie that the  i'.wi.i p s'Ti->-- : lay !; m.ivi- ftni.v inrrie^l  rial, and all the benefit- an-l glories of the  millennium age  realized "       .     ',  ADVERTISING  CANADA.  Vhat  the 0.  P-  IL  i- IVriiifi  in M'lVr.  the   Douiiniov.   Known   A.n'oatl.  Mr .1 0. irohleu. pivsi.lenr nf the  Ainc-J-Uoldcn Company, who riveul-y re  1 irnoil io Montreal, nflcr a. twu-aud-a-  hiilf vears" tour around ib-*- wnnl, (<"ui-  ch-itled an inlerview in tho ..lomreal  Ga/A'tte lo   slating: . '  "Two tilings in parlicnhtr are maiiing  Ciiuiuhi more widely known and more  highly considered the \yo--lu over. 1* trst,  lu-r Mart in 1he war. which !:;,������_ excued  ir.lcrif.i not onlv in "Em-land, but in every  pari of the'' globe; 'secondly, the wide-  i-;->re:id iidverti.sontcnts of the G. I . 1������-  V.'herever Mr. TJohlVn went ho found tho  expcrter;:. a:sd ekpokters.  200-212 'RasT Ave. l&niH5 Hihneapolis, Hikn.    ' .  '^"WT������5te fo.������ Gar &2a-ciris- and See ^������JP^^'f.^.-^'*^81  :t  railroti'l.  NTnrw" v  TT  i'i  !_m_������_KTJ������__5C!������^-������=-=-������������^������^:=~���������-i3K-*0  a���������7WL���������?������TWM.������������������T..-W���������T  p.impi'leis  of     the   grc  '���������  1   >h!'������-   'n   f?'is-     .     .  Tu''kev.    When -the   V. &  O.  steamsh-p.-  ���������.���������..h.il   lIi'nmkon������  all     Ihe     imsr-engcts  wished.'   if   p-ii-vsibte.   to   t-,o   b.v   tne   ^ni-  i,-f.^ heats:  for.  nir'-r -.-Ntrern'Mfe  'V_ l���������e  ships  of  many   lines  and   w(\ny  nations.  Mr    Holden   declare,--   tli<*m   ii'-.r������irp;'"^<'il  for'com fo -t.  fable and aftond.-ince.  P.von  in   out-ol'-ih(*-way   upcouut-'v      "'"*-;     "''  Japan.   Avherc   guests  are   forced   to  oat"  .,-..    v-v.ep   o->   1he   llnnr.   and   (heir   diet  consists  of  fish  in   every  possible   form,  i be C    P.  Ii. advert i.--e-Mi*.*i1-i=! were iou"\!  Cattadii'f ropntation     has    never    stood  h'.uher than now."  m  fPEsh Lbqep Beep iN the .province  STEAM    Bfeer,    Ale,   and    Porter. ,  ' A wv ird o* $5 0������0,will bi* p������id.for informalion   Jendi������K  lo   conviction to  ^.^l^J^g ov aosir yin^ny   ke,������   b,l. ���������B.ng   io   this  cW  HENRY BE IF EL,   Manager.  m% w w  "MAHrX'BR &  Li U.  Wholesale    Wine   and   Liquor    Merchants;  "���������NANAIMO,   B, C...'   -     -  nirect' lniport  4__.  A  HOT   SHOT  COLD  SNAP.  FAY  <mA  of Whyte and McK.tv, Gias-o^v Special Scotch Whisky,  jas. Watson & Co., Dundee, Cilenlivet.  lOkNish & Co., Glasoow, Dr. Special.  Al'. Demei-iira and'jamaiji Runt,  Guincs-' Stem and 1J..S-*' Ale.  I-'ici.ch Ciisibc- >n the very *_r.*_t qualitic-,.  Port. Sherry, Clarets, E'C, E.c.   _  ALWAYS OX   l-I.VND-A C������rl-������ad of-.   Hiram    Welker's   &    Son's    Rye.   Whiskies.  CO-itBl-SPOKD-McESOLlOIlED.  P. O. BOX   14.   '.  _ft.    cr   *������*>     *-v   ���������"���������?���������  ^y, __   _,    - :_-vAi-������s<r������J  _TO"H.-   TEN  -7*  Onr General stock of merchandise must   be reduced    regardjess ot  Prices.    We have not time or space to give you all oi.  and make your choice of goeds and we wi11 u  \v  prices out come  i>i O J-  . -1  ' _"_���������1-  - ^^.I'^^^^.^i^fe-^s*'**:' ��������� *���������  VICTO������ I A CO iJOX   ROUTE.,  TH!-: COM'-i������>'Sb N    ������������������ " M'1 uV   "������   ilVU  " cmeer.it   g the ure-v,.   c<   ul'S  ^"-*^*_ .  ui ilieu^   ii.ii'ls-, '''" ' \   ' Cl  ' j  Tjkiug-   Effect  Tuesday,   Ccb.   16th,  lllttiE   a...l    Na..a..������.������    ^'������-,v   1",;;,;> -    1900.  11 arrange tiie price.  Pea jackets, Overcoats, Mackintoshes,  Underwear.   Sweaters,   Sox,     Gloves,  Mitts, Top Shirts, Cardigan Jackets, Pants, etc., etc.  Men  al  11M,-;..    .���������.ft���������.������..d    im"    l'������������e������0     '������   ,:,!-ls   !  nuti.eri-d uoverii theiiiMjl������������'������.u-ooulii.Bly.  Poi the G-imtnifsioner,  ���������.V. 1-'   Is I. LIS-  !'irv.  ,  r'.'O;  MflcAA���������  JftfflM  ~m>y\ ryrs  A   very large* stock of   Plats.  be    _-/������*j^'--o'    ;A11    latest    styles.     Must  closed out.    We can surprise you in th s line of goods at our prices.  We have just received from Glasgow a mix-d line of goods ^con.  sistin^of Ladies' Night Dresses, Aprojis, Skirts, Gloves, Hose, Vests,  etc.    All of same will come under the YAY   JDA.I. bAIllSc  TT  ������  17 lbs. Van. granulated  sugar, $1.00.  Goal  _H^   __^_fl__f*^tt^rf*,_i^^^-^ *  /     *���������"*"���������    '    "��������� O , -_--      ..,-'-' "    k    ��������� 11  fcrffCt?! WC&    oil, $i.SS a tin.    Java Coliee,   $1.25.   .5 lb  box M. tea, $1.25.     9 tins vegetables, $1.     6 tins mixed iruit, $1., &c.  COME   AND    BUY YOUR XMAS .STOCK.    .  DRY GOODS,    BOOTS/SHOES, SUPPERS, RUBBERS, BOYS QLOTHING,  Reefers,   Caps, Stockings,   etc.   'Hardware.   Glassware,- Tinware  1 And  all   Lines to  come   under   the  .-.���������....'; iwf.ct. ���������" TiiVRrfDAY. je : s, s. "City of Nanaimo.  a.:n. for Nanaimo ami AVay ports.  Soils fiora N'tnatTViO, Wedues-  day 7 p. ra., for Union Wharf,  Coi"oo\- Jiiiii Way irorts:  .Sails 1 Dm CJoinox and Union  W.nd-i-r. Tlmr. c!..y S a. m. for Naur imp on tl Way ports.  ��������� Sail*- from Nanaimo, F.iday 4  ���������c\.-y\. io,- Comox and Union Wharf  dijci't.  Sails fnm Comox an������l Union  Whar.E.F.t'iday..6 p. m. for Nanaimo  di eci-  ' Sail's from   Nanaimo,   Satvd&y  "7 e.ip. for Victoria and Way poi-ts.-  f-. Icber -_  WES. PAEA-NOr-rCilA". Nuisa, JI >u.se  c ,._IlJg and Wash n_ aud Jv-rr:ing done.  First Street, Cumber'.and, B   C.  IiAD   SMITH  (Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE,      .      '  Apply to,.  mloi-oS; UW^UHHS.A..  AS1EAY ON" 1������ PKaMI- ~S.-  0ME RED STEER, branded X.  Owner may rcovpr ?o;ne by  proving propetty and paying  costs aud charges of   ndven-bing  tnid damage.  M.GIBSON, .  0ct3 Sandwick.  jc_>__n_��������� rSrtjr_artf(Ar:-r!������xtta.'#i*������������ M  ;i  IvL  i^  .. _i  Qr^ly  lo  days, conjmsDCii}  ���������"!.(.  "PS"  /SI   w  Xi_L -ML  "H"  ������  jj] IIUk)   I U -Ui    Ai & 1 -J ill-" U!  FllOM.nKAvY   WTNTKK I.AYF.RS.  Boack-Lan.rh.ans, $-   per-fitting.  Black ' Minorc:u, ^   p'-'i'   ^ ']  o-  Baired Plymouth Rucks,   $1    por  sitting.  E. PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox. ���������  *    GRACE CHURCH Meihodist  Sunday School will have the annual XMAS TREE on*Dec. 25th,  in Grace Church.  FOB/ Freig-ht   tickets   and S'tpie  l'Oira Aoply on board.  .   *"      GEO. Ii   COUBTNBT,  Trafrice Manage  Black: Biamonfl Nursery   i  i .���������..  QUA RT.E R WA Y.Weilington Road  HHTCHBE80H  ._   PEERT.  20,000 Frtut Trees  to   clioose   from.  Large Assortment of OrnamentaL  Trees,   Shrubs   and   Evergraeens.  Small ITruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to. -_,._.  a12i;c                         P. O. BOX,  190.  FINE  'j Printiii!  -  DONE AT���������  TM lews Dice.  , \  .  *'.  /  5������*_  ^  r CLERGY-IAN ON DAWSON.
fakes the Government to Taskon Their
Policy in the Yukon.
D.   McLaren^ writing, to   the
:r,  a  religious periodical with
��'Iiev.   B.  D.
���decidedly Liberal list says: "
'-Dawson is - a wonderlul place. Four
toars ago it .was nothing .but a name.
JO mile_ beyond nowhere, and shut off
irom the comlorte and advantages of
^ilization by weary weeks of difficult
nd dangerous, travelling. To-day, ^in
lose touch with tliv outside-world,  "'
l.jssing   an   electric��� light
, Pps-
1)1 ant   anil   a
l'stein of watt.-  work-, it is a bustling
flodern   city,, where  all   iho  luxuries   of
[ifrfc can be procured (i>.v ".hose who have
Jug enough  pouch-. .->,-- .1  city  where the
fife and quality oi u--   .scocks carried hy
he     large     mercantile     esi-iblislnnrn'ro
tiake strangers open their eyes wide with
J', lonishuieut���\\i,i-re   the   sidewalics   are
l/nronged  with  minors  from   the  creaks,
Find red-coated poucemeu _rom the barracks,   and   capuaiibid  from  New   i uric
"hd ' London,   and commercial  travelers,
From everywhere���a city  of large store-
wild small log cabins, of gorgeously fur-
lisliKl   saloons  and  gambling  dens  and
.lain furnished log churches���a city re-.
larkable for  its dogs  and  for  its gold'
|du_t, for the keen business activity of its
|'iti_ens and for, their large-hearted, gen-
P-rous   hospitality.      A   stranger   cannot-
["help feeling shocked at the shamelessly
iU.ifii   way   in   which   the   proprietors   of
Wimbling dens  and  dance Tialls  are   allowed to carry on, their illegal and disgraceful business.     In  company with "a
luumber   of   old   Vancouver   friends,   the
"writer, had an opportunity of seeing two
Lo" three of these establishments, and he
las no hesitation in saying that in tho
'kind of life for which they stand, and to-.
which  they minister,  lies the- one great
^danger   fur  Dawson's  future.   ���  Tn  mo��t
>ther respects the condition of things is
I h.ghly  creditable. - * Thc Sunday closing
law   is   rigidly   enforced,   even�� barber
shops being compelled" to keep shut; and
Wife  and property  in   Dawson  are quite
f\ns^secure as in' any other part of Canada.
There   is   one   question,   however,   to
which public attention cannot be called
itoo   soon   or- too" strongly���the   question
of the  liquor  traffic  in the Yukon.  All
through that .district, one who loves his
fcnimtry is compelled to-hang his head ii_
sliiime as he hears on every hand,."both
' Canadian  and  foreigners,   open   charges
tor   thinly-veiled   insinuations 'of   wholesale  corruption  in   connection twith. the'
gianting of permits for the importation
of liquor.     The    policy    of    prohibition
in the Yukon, about which so much was
.., mi id in the early days, has been made a
ridiculous farce by the granting of those
permits; for they are permits to take, in, ,
%r.ot  small   quantities   of   liquor   for  per-
*..sonal use.  but"thousands of gallons foi
i-ornnu'ri-inl   purposes.      The   prohibition
policy  has  been   practically,   i.   not .formally,   abandoned,   for   liquor   i---   openly
nu.d  under  Government  ]'.'���'������'�����*  throxigh-
<ut the whole dtetrict.     But after.a man
has paid $2,500 for hiu lic-.-n--.   b'-.is not
permitted  to import his stock;  he 'must
purchase it from some of the men-who
' . 'seen :- Honor   permits   from   the-
J.'ini.tr-r of the Interior. Th*1 whole miserable business- is" 'humilating .in the
extreme. For the credit of the'Liberal
I..mi.v. and for',the sake of the fair name
of Canada. '*>���><. hopes Cand ni1"-. '-������-������l* h*
'ready to' believe, that the charges'of
olhcial wrongdoing that are constantly
'l.i'iird Jn eoii'iection with thi.s' matter
a*r* wi'-'if-nt FouwlriH. 11,. nm! H---' *'v.
' worst that can bo truthfully said is that,
under the syoteni in the Yuko.i now in
vi.rn- 'ii-ii-- rln'ilorrs and li-mr-v _drinl:-
oi*e> in the Yukon are compelled to* pay
high prices in order that some friends of
the ruling party may be handsomely rewarded for their party
Minister of tbe Interior
sav v-'th truth,
"The very head nnd
;''atli this extent���no
I'll", un'ortiuintely, thi-
liimself open to the disgraceful insinuations of pergonal corruption, his party ro
��� ,tlip fierce attacks of its political foes."and
his cour.'rv to the sco-'nfn' .���������������������o* f
every foreigner. It certainly does not
speak w< li for his sagacity that t'.. s
aspect of the situation seems never to
have suggested  itself to him.   '
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Preacher and l'ujj-ilist Coritriistosl,
There has been so much moralizing ou
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ous i/ugilist who wins $50,000 on a single
bai'tle" and the country minister who
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(is danger of forgetting the fact that the
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booty. '"Easy come easy goes seldom
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ouce worth half a million, died without
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London slums, and Billy Perry, tn_
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poor-house." "We really can noc aee why u
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\ 1  lift  ^' >_[������������������___  FOE    __  .  ���������",������  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of '"A Woman's Love,"  'Woman   Against Woman,"  to  to  Y  jSSk. "Her Ta-al Sili," Etc. jy  CHAPTER  XXXL  AI"1'K1* TlflC SCKXH IX THIS WOOD.  ' -"Is  he gone?"  Those were the first words which  "Maud "Willoughby whispered, wirMi,  slowly recovering from her swoon, she  licked'up into Silas' pitying- f:ice-  "Gone!���������who?"  "Mr.  Adolphus Scratton?"  "Yes-'',  ���������   Silas hesitated, he scarcely knew why;  tout there was something in Maiid'sloor*:  and 'inn mi or that  made 'him shudder in  spite  of. himself.  , Maud spoke but little, and, to 'his  alarm, Silas observed that -her eyes had  the same wandering gaze as one whose  tbiain is too pre-occupied with the iwnjr  thought to, note out.vard objects; and.  at intervals, the same ti-embling seized  her as of an  ague tit.  "Did you see tiie man who was spe iking   to   me,   or   had   he   left ,w-hen   you  he threw his arms wide as he spoke,  "I could not break its meshes, and scatter it and them to the four winds!"  He resumed has walk, gesticulating as  he went; but soon the fierce face softened; and the eyes, that a few m/mutes  ���������be:uu* were sparkling with anger, filled  wirh tears.  "The time has'not yet come!" he mur  mured.  "Pray heaven, it never may  came'?," she asked  i  last, speaking, with  .nd   without   looking  an  evident   efl'o-rt,  - at   Silas.  "You   mean   Squire     Serattou's   son.  Yes,  X   saw  him,  Miss  Maud."  "Did he speak  to you 7"  "���������No."  Maud sighed, but it was a sigh of relief.  Silas,, though he kept h-is head bent  down,   was   watching   her   closely'.  "Had he spoken to me, if you will  pc rmit ine io speak out my opinion,  Miss Ma ad, I should have given but little attention to what he said- He comes  of a. bad stock. Miss Maud, and I would  put no more faith in what ho asserted  "than I would in' his father's honesty, r.f  there was money to pay .and any way  to creep out of paying it."  "Then you would not believe him,  Silas, if .he told you something that  was very terrible, and������������������" she hesitated again, and, as before, completed the  sentence only by an effort; "and, deeply ���������  concerned  yourself?"  "I .w</n,ld   not,"   said   Silas,  stoutly.  Then Maud relapsed into a silence  which was unbroken until t'hey' reached  Oakwoods..  , By Maud's desire, Silas left her at  the lodge gates, as also did .loey, who,  with Ticldlywmk' took a side road that  led to the outbuildings 'which formed  the servants'  quarters  at Oakwoods-  < "Y'ou   must   not     speak     to   any   one  about  what  you     in ly     havo    seen  or  low  voice  to  CHAPTER XXXII-     -  THK KKI-T.OT OK THK OOMM IT.'.'ICATJOX.  "Maud, Maud! speak to me���������my own  darling gi-1! Speak to nie, Maud, and  say what is the matter!"  ��������� She had sought Miss Fancourt' in her  own room���������had thrown herself at her  feet; but for some moments the w-ilcl-  nt-ss of her grief rendered speech ini-  -.cssible.  "You are ill, my dear! This is hysteria!" -  '  She would have risen to ring the boll,  but Maud's , grasp upon her dress  tightened, and her imploring eyes kept  the good aunt in'her seat.  At  last Maud  "Willoughby  spoke.  'T  know  all!'   Oh,  why  did  you  from  ine the dreadful story?"  Aunt Cordy  turned  very  pale.  "Lot there be  no  more  mystery!  why   was  I  ever born? ' or   why  not  follow   my     mother     to  the  with the terrible shock Maud had previously received, was all that the most  venomous of her enemies could desire.  She was at once conveyed to bed, and  a mounted express despatched for Doctor Cameron.  The doctor came, examined the state  of his  patient, and looked very grave-  "There is no danger:���������surely' there  is no danger?" gasped Aunt Cordy and  .True   Ste.'*r   in   a   breath.'  "Well, no immediate .danger. I hope,"  hesitated the doctor; "bur Miss Wil-  lcughby's state requiios quiet ami groat  care. She is laboring under a severe  attack   of  brain   fever!"  hi.de,  Oh,  did  I  tomb?  the grave!'  no  peace but in  -my   own     dear     child!���������calm  dearest,   and     then   listen   to  Silas?"  Miss  Maud."  ps she rode away,  sigh  fro in  that was  alius breast.  heard,"   said   Maud,  in. a  .Silas.     "I  may  trust  you,  -"You  may,  indeed,  lie looked after her  :;:nd a heavy sigh, a  nu st a  groan,   burst  "'Tils hard, indeed, that'the-crimes of  ���������others should be so heavily visited on  yen! Tho timo will come,, however,  when tihe truth will-make itself known!"  He paused. The pony and its rider  were still in sight, but he saw tihem  ���������xiow through o  mist of tears.  lie stopped suddenly, and started as  ���������a hand wis laid upon his shoulder.  It was the hand of the lodgo-kcep ear's  "wife. '-'.-' -.,.���������-���������  "Why, Silas, lad. hast gone to sleep  in broad daylight? I ha' called to thee,  :,-jnd little Jacob ha' called to the-i"  Oi^tle Jacob was a chubby-cheeked  'urcihrn of three, who clung to her skirts),  '"and fa oil never as -much as turned  thy head. "Well, coom into th' lodge  now, and lake a ;--up of something: th'-  master will bo home in less than ten  minutes, and thou'rt sure of a."welcome,  fiom him."  "Thank you heartily, but I must get  back fo my own home, for I promised  to do so, and Daisy won't lay the cloth  -till I return. Some other timo I shall  look in at,the lodge."  ' "But what ails Miss Maud? "When she  she'd no more color in  new-bleached linen. She  as a ghost; besides, she  to speak io me or little  s a rare favorite of Miss  "True?   It's  replied   Silas,  "That's just  He   heered   it  passed the lorlgf  her   face   than  was  as  white  never  stopped  Jacob���������and he:  Maud's."  "Now, you speak of it," said Silas,  ���������"I do remember Miss Maud complaining  of the heat,  and  feeling  fatigued."  "It bc-au't true, think ye, that sho be  goin' to marry wi' your young Scratton?,''  a  lie.   whoever said   it!"  emphatically,  what  I  told  my master,  talked   of   down    at  the  "Dog:  and   Diick,'   as  a   thing certain.  "If Phil Grimes dares bring Miss W-il-  k-ughby's name into his drunken talk,"  tsaid Silas, angrily, "I'll break every  'bone"in  lis body!"  "You're right, and you're wrong, lad-  'Break-every bone in Phil Grimes' body  into powder, if you liko���������there ain't  many people as will pity him; but leave  Squire   Scratton   alone."  "I must be moving homewards; so  g-ood-bv. Mrs. Burtenshaw, and good-by,  -Jacob!"  A change came over the ordinary self-  constituted Silas when, once more, he  found himself alone and out of sight  of the Oakwoods park fodge. He raised  his long, muscular arms, and clench.-d  r-.is hands fiercely.  "She's in a net," he said; "and they  <are tightening it round every day. Tfhe  fools! as if. by one effort of mine." and  There is  "Maud  yourself,  mo!"  "It must be the truth," said Maud,  almost  fiercely.  "Alas! I would the truth were in my  power to tell? What is known was  kept _rom you by, those,who loved you,  M-aud, with a love beyond words of  mine to tell. I dreaded to see all the  sunshine of your, young life darkened by  the knowledge of this terrible mystery.  Had I contemplated the. unfortunate  circumstance which--Oh, I .cannot speak  it!"    -  Maud's whole frame trembled, but her  vcice was strangely firm as .he wont  on. ''All is over now; and it is only  for mo to drink without a murmur the  cup of sorrow which a hard fate has  placed  to  my  lips-"  "There is 'always hope, Maud," said  Aunt Cordy, as with a gentle and pitying hand she smoothed her da-rling's  hair.  "There is no hope for me," was the  reply. "Indeed, it was not right that  I should receive the first dreadful shock  from the lips of a stranger!"  "A stranger!" said Miss Fancourt.  "Well, I suppose I ought not to call  him a stranger," .said, Maud, "since he  has done-me-the honor of twice proposing for my hand. My informant was  Mr.   Adolphus   Scratton."  "Is it possible he could be so base?"  murmured Aunt Cordy.  ,    "Do   not   let  us   waste     words .upon  him,"   continued   Maud,'" in   a   tone   of  passionate   contempt.  Miss   Fancou-rt     made     no   reply     in  words, but bowed her 'head; and, as she  covered her face, the tears trickled slow-  .ly through  her .fingers.  "Yes, we will leave here.Maud. Knowing what you do, what thoy do, the base  slanderers,  but  to  go  where?"  "Anywhere, far away from this;"  and Maud paced the room impatiently.  ''Maud," said Miss Fancourt, "if any  woman knew your mother and my sister  to -the innermost depths of, her heart,-  that, woman is Jane Steer-" .-'���������-",.  * "I   know  she loved  my  mother,   and  I bless  her for it."  "She has often told me," continued  M'lss, Fajicourt, in a ' grave, sad voice,  "that her mistress was most,-'"foully,  -wickedly wronged, and that it is 'her  belief���������nay, it is something more than  a belief, it is her unalterable conviction  --that she, will live to' see my poor  sister's name  cleared  of every  stain."  Miss Fancourt continued in the same  sr.d, grave tone. "Chance, a cra.-l  chance, as it then, as it 'still apears,  brought M-r. Cyril Ormsby to this house  and it became necessary that -he should  know from my own lips the story of  ���������which he, too, was so strangely ignorant He heard it at first with horr.ly  then with indignation. He declaired  that before I had spoken, he had but  one ambition���������your lovo; but one duty  --your happiness. Now,' there -was a  dmty that* took precedence of all���������-to  discover the real assassin of Sir Hugu  Willoughby, and to cleanse.- from all  taint of dishonor the memory of his  fi.-t.hor and your mother. By his own  wish, he quitted this roof, only beg-ging  nie to keep the awful secret still a  secret from you- I required no siu-h  eiitreaty, for I loved you-'too well to  give you what I deemed unnecess iry  pain."  "Aunt, dear aunt, I must go from  here, without the delay of an hour.  Jane Steer, I know, will accompany  me, and you can join us���������when you  have   seen   Mr.   Ormsby     for   the   last  time."  At this moment, there was a tapping  at the door of the room, and Jane Steer,  who was ignorant of all,that had just  taken place, entered the room with a  Jet Lei*.  "A letter for Miss  Maud."  "A letter for me?" and, with a presentiment of coming evil, she took the  missive, which was roughly folded,  and the address ill-written. "I don't  know the handwriting."  She broke the seal, the wax of which,  as Miss Fancourt afterwards perceived,  bore the impress of the top of a woman's  thimble,   and   read:  "To Miss Maud Wihmghby and Mr.  Cyril Ormsby.���������A wedding present,  plucked from their parents' trysting  place by the yew tree, iu the Silvery  Wood."  All else that the letter contained was  a withered morsel  ot fern.  The   effect   of   this     letter,   combined  {To b* rontJTiUedl.)  ETIQUETTE OF THE  PAST.  How tlie Old Time Damsel Wai  Coached In Social Manners.  A quaint folio is "Ye Boke of Curta-  sye," lately unearthed by Mr. Furnivall  in England. It consists of two companion tracts'apparently wntten early in the  fifteenth century, entitled "How ye Goode  Wife Shall T.eacke Her Daughter" and  "How ye Wise Man Learneth His  Sonne."  Tho daughter addressed by the endearing term of "lief child" is advised that if  she would be a wife she must "wisely  work" and, "'look lovely", aiid not suffer  the rain to hinder her from hearing mass  daily. At church she is to "bid her bedes"  ���������i. e.. say her prayers���������and to "make no  jangling to friend nor to sib." If a suitor  present himself, she is not to "scorn" him  nor again to keep the matter secret.  Sit not   by  lum ��������� nor stand   where  sin  might be  wrought,  For a slander raised ill  Is evil for to -.till,'  , "My lief child.  When she has secured a good husband,  she must "love him and honor him most  of earthly things" and "answer him  meekly,' not' as an atterling"���������i. _.,' a  shrew.  So  mayest thou slake his mood "and bo his dear  darling.  A fair*-word and a meek.  Doth wrath? slake.  My lief child.  ��������� Sh" is to keep hor "countenance" whatever of news or of gossip she may hear  and on no account to "fare as a gigge"���������  i. e., to behave as a ' giggling girl���������but  when she laughs "to laugh soft and  mild.", When she walks, she is not' a  "brandish" her- hoad nor to be too talkative and by ho means to swear, "for all  such manners come to an evil proof."  But if she chance to be "where good ale is  on loft" she te to drink "measurably," for  it is a shame to be "ofte drunk." She is  to avoid common show, as, for instance,  wrestling matches and "shooting at the  cock," and not to pick up acquaintances  in the street, but if any man should speak  to her she is to greet him "swiftly" and  let him go,his way. And "for no covetise"  must she accept a present from any man.  ���������Collier's Weekly. * ___-'  The History of Grip.  The history of "grip," or influenza,,  can only be traced back, with any certainty, for 300 years. Perhaps its home  is in Russia. It retains certain broad  characteristics which make it recog-'  nizable even under such odd names as  the "gentle correction" and ti.e "new-  delight." A curious description of it  under the name of "coqueluche" is  found in the. diary of Pierre de L'Es-  toile in the time of Henry. Ill of  France, as follows:  "The coqueluche at Paris, year 15S0.  ���������From the 2d day to the Sth day of  June there fell sick at Paris 10,000  persons of an illness having the form  of a rheum or catarrh, which they call  the 'coqueluche.' This illness seizes  you with a pain in the' head, stomach  and. loins and a lassitude throughout  the body, and it persecuted the Avhole  kingdom of France while the year lasted, so that once having come hardly  anybody in a town or village or house  escaped.   '   .      ' ,     '������������������  .  "The best remedy the doctors found  was to make the sick abstain from  wine. To some they ordered bleeding  and rhubarb, for others cassia, and  finally they found it best| to keep the  sick "in bed and allow them little to eat  anil drink. They say at Paris that of  this 'coqueluche' there were dead at  Rome, in less than three months, more  than 10,000 persons."  THE  SMART  LAWYER.  He  Made a Little Mistake That Cost  Him  Much  Hloney.  This is so blamed true that it is interesting���������very much so: . A well known  Maine attorney is especially noted for his  keenness in looking out for the best end  of every, bargain and for his ability in  getting hold of that end. It has made  him unpopular in some circles���������has that  trait of his! '        . ';.'���������-,  On one deal riot long ago he was in  with a couple of friends, men of wealth  and, standing. Business was good the  first year. There was a generous division of profits. But the lawyer wasn't  satisfied with what was coming to him,  share and share alike with the others.  After receiving his proper whack as a  partner he exacted $500 more for "counsel fees." lie said that as a lawyer he  ���������was.'-worth that much more to the deal.  This was a new way of looking at the  matter, but the bill was resignedly allowed by, the friends.        ,   .  They were pretty -good business men,  understand. In a little while they saw  that the venture wasn't panning out very  well. So the shrewd men of affairs quietly unloaded without saying anything  to their partner. Then-'a little later  came the crash.  The lawyer hurried around to hold a  consolation meeting -with the other two.  .���������'Gracious! Isn't this too bad?" moaned he. "I lost so-and-so. How much did  you fellows drop? You must have been  hit pretty hard."  "You're wrong, old boy," came the  cheerful duet. "We never lost a dollar;  no, we never lost a cent.    Tra la!"  "Wha-t-t-t?"  "Never lost a dollar. We saw it coming two* months ago. - Had a tip. Unloaded.    All out."  "Well. thou, why in the name of all  that's square and above board didn't you  tell me?"  "Well, we would have'had you allowed  us $500 ooun.'-el foes when .vou took  yours.    See?"- .  Turned the Tables on  Reed.  They tell a good story-in West Virginia  about the first meeting between two congressmen from that stati* and the gigantic speaker of the house. Thomas B.  Reed. The two West Virginians are Hon.  Blackburn B. Dovoner and Hon. Romeo  Hoyt Freer. Both are small in stature  and" wonderfully alike in their general  appearance. Together they went up to  the ponderous Maine man to be introduced.  "Humph!" said Mr. Reed. "Is that  the best the Persimmon State can do?"  do  rr-.ean?"    asked    Mr.  "What  Freer.  "Nothing," drawled the elephantine  speaker. "I was only wondering at the  uniformity of things down your way. I  suppose the horses are all ponies and the  persimmons all  dwarfs"���������  "Well." interrupted Mr. Freer, "there  is one thing in our favor. The persimmon has moro taste than the pumpkin."  The laugh was on the speaker, and he  acknowledged it hy cordially grasping  the hands of the lilliputians and joining  in the merriment.���������Success.  Caroline the Throat.  If one is-to really do good by garr  gling���������that is, if oue is to-insure that  the fluid shall reach the posterior wall  of the pharynx���������the nose must be held  aud the head must be well thrown  back while performing the gargling  process.- By gargling in the usual way  only the anterior surface of the uvula  and soft palate and, the base of the  tongue are reached. But by holding  the uoso and throwing the head well  back when gargling the. medicament  reaches every surface of the -pharynx  very effectively.  The comparative value of the two  methods can be tested by painting-the  posterior surface of the pharynx carefully with a strong solution of methylene blue'and then letting the patient  gargle with water in tho usual way,  when it will-be found, that the water,  ejected will be clear and unstained ;-  then let him gargle again, holding the  nose and throwing his head well back,  when the ejected fluid will be found  stained, and an inspection cof the  pharynx will show that the blue has  been washed awaj*.    ������  This is a thing worth remembering..  for many observers have maintained  tliat gargling,is not only useless as a  method of. medication, but is quite ineffectual even as a means of cleansing  the pharynx.���������Charlotte Medical Journal.  THE TROTTING CIRCUIT.   ,  The crack western colt Garry Herman worked six furlongs' in 1:14% at  Saratoga the other day.   .  The trotter Pug, 2:16%, gained hi3  name from the fact that he was foaled  with his muzzle twisted to one side.  Mascot, 2:04, the ex-champion pacei.  now 15 years old, recently worked a  mile in 2:12% over the Buffalo track.  Tbe Arizona stallion Boydelio, 2:14%,  raced inthe east a few years ago, went  lame recently at Santa Rosa, Cal., after trottiug second in 2:12Mi.  The bay gelding John Nolan; owned  and driven by O. G. Kent, trotted a  mile to wagon in 2:09%, which.is within a quarter section of the world's record, held by Temper.  Erect, brother of Direct, 2:051/_, is  trotting in the slow classes in the far  west. At Eyerett, .Wash., not long ago  he won the 3:00 and 2:40 classes and  took' a record of 2;:30%.  The $10,000 colt Hal Direct joined  Goers' stable at Cleveland, but he will  not be started until 1001. Vorlaine, the  pacer by Rex Americus, has been sent  home to be saved for .next year.  A 2-year-old colt called Lee Wickliflc,  by   Wicklitl'e.   out   of   Addie   Lee   II, '  2:23"*_.-by Electioneer, trotted a quarter  in   0:34%   at   Poughkeepsie, recently.  The railbirds say he is a great colt..  .- Jerome Whelpley has a mare he calls  Siamese;   a   sister   to   Ed   B.   Young,  2:11%, by Direct, at the Empire track.  New York, that looks like a good green  pacer.    She  has  been   showing "miles-  better than 2:20 and is good headed.   '  'Among the jockeys who are fast coming to the front is Booker.    lie.rode a  very well judged race on Sir Fit/.liugh  the other day, and he timed his run so*  well tbat he was able to make a dead,-  heat Of it and afterward win the run  off.       '    '  The roan golding Doctor "L, by Ed  Long, who has raced as a pacer in Now  rEngland for several seasons, taking a  record of 2:12V_ last year, is now out as  a trotter and recently won the 2:2S trot  at Saugus, Mass., the fourth heat in  2:18%. ,  A Famous Kentucky Hotel.  The Phoenix hotel is in ono sense the  oldest hotel in the whole western country, for it bas, with varying changes,  continued to' exist ever since the year  1S00. It was here that Aaron Burr  lodged in 1800 while engaged in his  daring conspiracy to make himself the  lu*adu of a' new empire and was here  met and welcomed by Herman Blen-  norhassett, the cultured but unfortunate Irishman be had so completely  fascinated. Here, as far back as Jefferson's administration. Democrats and  Federalists, in knee buckled breeches,  ruffled shirts and dangling cues, talked  redhot,politics. It was the scene of a'  sumptuous dinner to Lafayette, and  later was the stopping place of the  wily Mexican chieftain General Santa  Anna. . During the civil war,, while  Lexington was held by the Confederates, it was the headquarters of Geuer-.  als Bragg and Kirby Smith and.before  the struggle ended sheltered General  Grant. -President a ���������"th". has also been  its guest.  "Reciprocity. ���������  She drew a dime from h������r purse and  put   it   between    her    teeth,   while- she*  crowded back the contents of the bag and  snapped it shut.    ���������  When the conductor came along, she  took the coin from * her mouth and extended it to him.   ���������'  ��������� He 'saw the action and at once placed a  nickel  between  his- lips.    Then he took  the dime and handed her tho nickel.      ,  , "A fair exchange, ma'am," he pleasantly said.  "Of what?" she haughtily asked,  "Of microbes." he replied,, and passed  along.-  . .       -       .  I-ngrli-h Army Horses.  Every horse in the English army, is  numbered and has a little history kept  for it all to himself. The number is  branded upon the animal's hind foot���������the  thousands on the near hind foot and the  units, tens and hundreds on the off hind  foot. Thus the horse whose number is,  say, 8,354 will have an 8 on his left hind  foot and 354 on the other one. On what is  called his "veterinary history sheet"  everything about the horse will, from  time to time, be written.  The table linen of the Prussian royal  family    and    likewise    of    the    reigning  houses  of  Baden,   Saxony,  Bavaria  and,  Wurttemberg is made at one particular l  factory devoted to the purpose at Bielefeld.    . .. ..';;  Decidedly Not.  "You don't happen to have change  fur a quarter, do ye?" asked Eaton  Shabbelong, who had an unexpected  stroke of luck.  "Change fur a quarter!" echoed Tuf-  fold Knutt, with infinite disgust. "If  I had. do ye reckon I'd be carryin the  thirst I've got with me this minute?"-  THE PAINS OF KIDNEY DISEASE  Warn You Against the Most Dreadfully Fatal of Disorders���������You Can be Oured by Promptly Using Dr.  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills.  Pain is nature's signal whereby  she "warns man of approaching- danger. Few diseases are so dread fully  fatal as disorders of the kidneys and  few are accompanied by more severe  pains  and  discomforts.  One of the most common symptoms of kidney disease is the smarting, scalding sensation when passing  water, which is likely to come very  frequently and at inconvenient times.  Then there is the dull, heavy, aching in the small of the back, azid  down the  limbs.  When these pains are accompanied  by deposits in the urine after it has  stood for twenty-four hours you  may be sure that you are a victim  of kidney disease and should not lose  a single day in securing the world's  greatest .-Kidney Cure-r-Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver  Pills.  Take one pill at a dose, and in a  surprisingly short time you will be  far on the road to recovery, for Dr.  Chase's kidney-liver pills act directly  and promptly on the kidneys, and  are certain to prove of great benefit to anyone suffering from irregularities  of these  organs.  Don't imagine that you are experimenting when you use Dr. Ohase's  Kidney-Liver Pills. They are almost as well known as his great  Recipe Book, have made some-of the  most, surprising cures of kidney disease on record and have come to  be considered the only absolute cure  for  kidney  disease.  Mr. James Simpson, Newcomb  Mills, Northumberland County, Ont.,  writes:-"This is to certify that I  was sick in bed the- most of the  time for three years with kidney disease. I took several boxes of pills  -different kinds���������and a great many  other kinds of patent medicines; besides that I was under treatment by  four different doctors during a  time and not able to work. I began to take Dr. Chase's Kidney-  Liver Pills and since that time havo  been working every day, although a  man nearly 70 years of age. Dr.  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills have cured me."  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, one  pill a dose, 25 cents a box, at all  dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  i  ���������<fM  *"'l  if.t  !k  4  ���������<!  I  Ml  '4  4 J  ��������� n'i  "-t  RKB  _ra 7*/  GRIEF  AND  GLADNEbtr.  Tee Eorrcm-3 of men and of wornen,  Thev ask no voice to tell';  Deep'in the heart that has felt the pain  The dumb toned Eorrows dwell.  Like the wounded thing that hideih,  Thc stricken soul shrinks far  From the careless crowds of the market place,  Mute, till its wound is a sear.  ,  The joys of men and of women,  "    They burst into gladsome son_,  Thc ciiant of the brave f.oul lifted high   ,  To make some other soul strong,  ,For this is the creed unselfish  To all stanch natures known-  Happiness share with the wide world's heart.  Sorrow hold in your own.  -Ripley D. Saunders in St. Louis Itepublic.-  ^^���������^���������^^���������-^���������^-���������������������������^���������-^���������^������������������'���������'������������������^���������*^-::-<"*  *  ���������  ,*  A Call From Eliza  By W. R. Rose.  '���������#���������*���������*���������*������'���������#���������*���������*���������-:*���������*���������*���������������������������������*������������������:*<<>  Two children were slowly toiling up the  smooth, hard road that led to' the highway on the level below. The tall man  who had been resting on a rustic seat  arose and looked down at the approaching figures. One was a girl���������a black  eyed girl with rather sharp features and  wavy) black hair. The other was a  boy���������a rather stolid looking boy' whose  complexion and hair were light and  whose light eyes wore an uneasy look.  They were plainly but neatly dressed,  and both were scrupulously clean.  . As they came across the brow of the  ' slope the little girl caught sight of the  tall man and gave him' a bow and a  smile. The boy clung closer to her hand  and fell a little back.  "Sir," she said, with' a precise air, "I  - hope we are not intruding."  ��������� She was so quaint and old fashioned  and she looked up at him in such a frank  and honest way that' a smile rippled  across his pale" and somewhat careworn  .   face.  "No,", he said; "you aro not intruding.  You are both quite at-liberty to enjoy the,  grounds as long���������ns you liko."  "There," said the quaint little gi:l.  with an air of triumph: "I told Henry so.  I said to him. 'Henry, as long as we arc  well behaved they won't disturb us.'  What did you say to that. Henry?" '  The small boy. pulled forward by thc  . girl, looked shyly at the tall man ami  thus conveyed his answer:  "I said they'd set the dog on us and-  chuck us out."  "Henry's from the country." said the  quaint little girl, "and country, folks is so  suspicious. He's most 8. but. he's small,  for his age. His aunt sent him up to  visit us. ', He ain't got any father or  mother, and she tied a tag to him. but ho  tore the tag all up 'cause he was -'shamed  of it. But you knew where we lived,  didn't you. Henry?"  "You bet." said the small boy" with sol-,  omn earnestness. ���������    -  "Sit  down  and  rest   yourselves."   said  the", tall man as he pointed to the rustic  seat. .  "Thank you," said-the girl.-   "Sit down,  " Henry. I'm not tired myself.    When you  do housework, you don't have time to get  tired, you linow."  The tall man looked hard at the child.  "This   morning  after  breakfast  daddy  gave me 25 cents and said. 'Now you and  Henry  go   for   a   nice   long  ride  on   tho  street cars.'    And one Sunday daddy took  me for a ride out  in  the east  end.  and  when we passed the gate down there he  said, 'That's the road  up to a  very  rich  man's house.'    And I said, 'Will they let  people   in   there   to   see   the   beautiful  place?'    And daddy said, 'I guess they'd  let a  nice  little  girl  in   who didn't  pick  flowers nor act impolite or nothing.' "  The tall man, who was leaning against  the arm ofthe rustic bench, laughed.  "May I ask your name?" he inquired.  "I'm Eliza Martin." replied the little  girl. "My father is John Martin, and he  works in the rolling mill out at New-  burg.    Are you the gardener ?"  The tall man laughingly shook his  head. "Then you're the "sistant?" Again  he shook his head. "Oh, I know. You're  the man that shows people round?"  "Am I?" laughed the tall man. "Well,  I guess I am.    Do you like flowers?"  "Oh," cried the child in-an ecstasy. "I  love them. I've got three potted plants at  home, and Mrs. Ryan says they're doing  fine. You love flowers, too, don't you.  Henry?"   '.  .��������� "No," said the boy with great firmness.  Nevertheless they all wont to the green-  1 houses, and Eliza was, in a transport <>f  delight Us they wandered up and down  the perfumed aisles. Once the tall man  slipped away for a moment-and spoke to  some one on ; the outside, and presently  when thoy came from the last greenhouse  there stood a trim little horse with a  broad seated phaeton behind him and a  man holding his head.  "Now we will take a look about the  grounds." said the tall man, and the  children and the tall man gol into the  phaeton and began the most delightful  ride that Eliza was quite sure she had  ever taken. Such splendid roads, sui-h  beautiful views, such shady dells, such  sunny knolls' The girl prattled on without cessation, and the stolid Henry's eyes  grew big and bigger.'  "Isn't it the loveliest ride. Henry?"  she presently turned, to him and asked.  "Great," said Henry with strong emphasis.  "And don't you regret that you- can't  go to school?" the tail man presently  asked the girl.  "Daddy feels worse about it than I  do," she answered. "But every night he  teaches me-all he can. And I read pretty  good and spell a lot of words, and whin  daddy gets his debts all paid may be he'll  hire somebody to keep house for us and  send me to school for awhile. We talk  it over together lots of times."  When they finally drove up to the  house, a fresh surprise awaited them.  "1 want you to come in and have a little refreshment," said the tall man.  "Your ride must have made you hungry."  Henry's eyes snapped in anticipation,  but Eliza simply said:  "Thank you.    I /  should like to taste somebody else's  cooking."  "The ladies of the family are not at  home," explained the tall man. "so you  must accept my escort about the house."  And he took them into the great reception room and the parlor and the library  and presently back to'the grand dining  room, where lunch was spread.  "And what do you think of the house?"  inquired the tall man, with a quizzical  smile.  "I'd hate to have the care ot it," said  the practical Eliza.  - And then he seated them' at the hi?  table, and Eliza pinned a napkin around  Henry's neck, much to his disgust, and  spread her own napkin across her lap.  There were two heaped up 'plates of wonderful sandwiches.' and a pitcher of milk,  and a silver dish of white and yellow  cake, and a plate of dainty crackers, and  strawberries and cream, and, last of all,  a neat young woman, wearing a white  cap and a white apron, brought in two  big saucers of ice cream with all kinds of  fruit in it and of such a lovely flavor.  Henry attended to the business before  him with a serious intensity that admitted of no interruption, but Eliza ate and  talked too.  "Do you know," she said. "I've always  thought I'd like to have a, set of dishes  something like this," and she tapped on  the -plate before her. "Oh, I like' nice  things."  "I'm so glad to hear that," said the tall  man. ��������� "It's a sentiment that would-, do  anybody, credit."  Eliza looked around at him a little  quickly.  "Are you quite sure," she asked, "that  it's all right, our being here? It seems to  me n little queer. You surely don't tieat  everybody like you do Henry and ine?"  "No," said the tall man gravely, "we  Jon't. But we always make an'exception  in favor of nice little girls who do,not  pick flowers nor act impolite."  "And the ladies, will not scold you for  letting us in?"  "I think not," replied the tall man, and  there was a queer little break in his  voice.  "We wouldn't have you lose your place  on our account for anything, would we,  Henry?" said the girl.  "Nope," replied that redoubtable youth.  He .was not a good talker at' the best,  and now his mouth was full.  "Don't worry about mc," said the tall  man.   "The fact is I'm thinking seriously  of leaving here tomorrow for New York."  "And will they keep the place open for  you?" inquired the child.  "Yes, I guess they will," he answered;'  with a low chuckle.  "I think some folks get a wrong idea  about rich men," said the girl."  "Do you?"-  "Yes.    There's Mr. Wilkins.    Do you  know Mr. Wilkins?"  . "I'm afraid I don't."  "Mr. Wilkins is English, and, he comes  over to our house and sits on the porch  and smokes his pipe with daddy, and he  says rich men aro the curse' of the country, and he says they ought to be made  to disgorge tlieir' ill gotten gains. lie  says that every time he comes over. And  daddy just laughs at him and says he  guesses he'd like to be something of a  curse himself, and "Mr. Wilkins says it's  so much better over in England. They've  got a real aristocracy there, while here  we have nothing but upstarts. Over  there the rich people have their, grand old  parks that anybody can look at and enjoy, while' here our rich men put barb  wire fences round their yards and have  signs at the front gate saying 'Keep Out!'  And daddy said he read how a little girl  no biggor than ine was put in jail three  months over in England for picking a  single rose. It's".funny to hear daddy  and Mr. Wilkins quarrel over our country and England, and sometimes when  Mr. Wilkins starts to pro daddy says,  'Well. I {-.less .we'll let the plutycrats' ���������  that's what he calls 'em���������'live another  flight, won't we?' And then Mr. Wilkins  just snorts and goes away. How do you  find'it living with rich people yourself?'"  "Pretty well," replied the tall- man.  "It took me a long time to get used- to  It, and even now it's a little tiresome  Bometinies. It's harder, you understand,  when you are not brought up to it."  "I. suppose it is." said Eliza reflectively.  "They're good to you. aren't they?"  "I have nothing to complain of," replied tho tall man.  "I don't see how people can help being  good when they have so much to be good  with," said the child.  "You'll understand human nature better when you are older." said the .tall  man.  Henry leaned hack in his chair with a  deep sigh, "lie saucer which hold tlie  ice cream was empty.  "Wo must go." said the girl, and rho  swiftly removed the napkin from the  boy's neck. "I have to got supper for  father, you know. We've had ���������'such a  good time, haven't we. HenryV"  "Groat." said that satisfied youth.  "You must como again. Eliza Martin."  said the tall man as ho walked with the  children to the road. "I have enjoyed  your call very much."  A stop, sounded behind them. The  young woman in the white cap handed a  great bouquet of roses to the'tall man.  "Oh. yes." he said.. "These are for  you, Eliza. They may help to brighteu  your,supper table."  "Oh. thank you!" cried the child as she  eagerly seized the flowers. Thon sho  hesitated. "I'd like to come again some  time," she said.  "Come, and welcome."  "But you might not bo here, and the  other folks wouldn't know me."  "Wait," said the tall man, with a  laugh.   "I'll give you a pass."  He took a card from an inner pocket  and wrote across the face of it: "Upon  presentation of this pass admit Eliza  Martin at any and all times. Good until  recalled." And then ho signed his name.  He shook hands gravely with both the  children and watched them as they passed hand in hand down the road.  That evening, over the supper table, as  Eliza recounted to her father the delightful events of the afternoon and told him  of all the kindnesses of the tall man who  showed them round, she wound up the recital by handing him her precious pass.  When  he   caught   sight  of   the   name ,  upon   it.  lie,  gave a  Cleveland Plain, Dealer  long,   low   wUi-tle.��������� i  i  BONNER'S FIRST  HORSE.  Bought   hy   His   Doctor   to   Save   tho  Publisher's Life.  quick smoothing of the hand toward the  i opening.    In this way the weight is con-  I siderably  lessened. This particular nurse  [ in attending a pneumonia patient kept in  i use during the severity of the attack six  '��������� of   the   bags,   three   of   them   upon   the  | patient at one time.    During periods of  "I    remember   well   the   first   driving! the critical  two or three days the bags  horse   that   Robert   Bonner  purchased," j were changed  every  15 minutes, but so  said Dr. Hall of New York. "To be more : light were they that their weight did not  ' accurate, it was I who purchased the an- ! jn the least inconvenience the sufferer. -  imal  for Mr. Bonner.    I was-his family j    physician during the fifties, and one hot j AmonR Japanese a daily hot bath is  summer day I met him on Broadway. - the nile" Whon people are too poor to  He had "been so busily engaged with the have a bath -n the3r own houses, they  New  York Ledger,  which he purchased     -atroni_G the public baths.  in   ISol,  that  1  had   not  seen  him   for   sometime. When I met him, I was ac- j Some people wear glasses because they  tually startled by the man's appearance.     can't   believe   their   o\  He was well nigh unrecognizable. Dark  lines showed under his eyes, and his skin ���������  was pale and drawn,-like the skin of a I  consumptive. I  " 'Bonner,' I cried, 'what have you been  doing to yourself? Here, come into the  shadow. You're in an excellent condition  to suffer a sunstroke.'        '      ,  " 'Oh,' there's nothing much thc matter,' he answered. 'I'm simply worked  out trying to make this paper of mine a  go.    That's all.'  "'That's all!* said I. 'Well, that's  nearly enough to put you in your grave.  Here, jump into this omnibus and get a  breath of air.'  " 'Can't do it, doctor!' he replied. T  have, an important engagement which  must be kept.'  " 'Bonner,' I persisted, gripping him  by the arm and detaining him, 'it's my  duty to tell you that you are killing  yourself?. You must take a rest.' But  in spite of the most direful warnings and  strongest pleas the' Scotch-Irish in him  insisted on having its, own way, and he  left me,, not, however,' until I had made  own   eyes.���������Chicago  News.  INVENTOR OF "LOG ROLLING.*  Senator Sawyer Oriirrinnted That Effective Form oT Legislation.  Senator Philetus Sawyer was the inventor, of that form of legislation known  as "log rolling." It was the practical result of his ability to accomplish things.  He never cared for show. He never made  a speech in his life, but no man enjoyed  the sensation of success more keenly.  ,What lie undertook he carried out, and if  , he couldn't do it in one way he did'it in  another. He had a large share of that  faculty the Yankees call "contrivance,"  which enabled him to devise means for  accomplishing his purpose that would not  have suggested themselves to any other  man. The "log rolling" method of legislation was suggested to him by the familiar habits of the lumbermen in his own  country, who help each other roll the logi  from the winter cainp to tiie banks of  the nearest stream,  where they can  be  ance of any it had been impressed, such  was their idea, with the mark of Eve's  having bitten it to warn men from meddling with a substance possessing such  noxious properties.  A Tree That Yields Electricity.  A Gorman authority recently announc-'  ed the discovery of a tree in the forests  of central India which has mo^t curious  characteristics. The,leaves of the tree  aro of a highly sensitive nature and so  full of electricity that whoever touches  one of them receives an electric shock. It  has a very singular effect upon a magnetic noodle nnd will influence it at a distil nee of oven 70 feet. The electrical  strength of the tree varies according to  the time of day, it being strongest at  midday and weakest at midnight. In wet  weather its powers disappear altogether.  Birds never approach the tree, nor have-  insects ever seen upon it.  The Profenor Knew.  "Professor," the seeker after knowledge inquired of the great toxicologist, "if  a tarantula were to bite you what would  be the first thing you'd do?"  "Yell!" replied the scientist promptly;���������*-  Philadelphia Press. ���������* ���������  him promise to drive regularly in the c���������&}t by the spring rise It was the up-  country ,al't least once a week. phc,a. T������ ^ fieiS\borly prac,tlCl: ?*.,ch  "To" make sure that he would keep his f enabled Mr. Sawyer to secure legislation  promise, I, bought an excellent roadster, | that could not otherwise have been pass-  whieh cost, I remember, $350, and sent j ed>and he gave the method its name,  the animal to Mr. Bonner. Shortly aft- f Wisconsin needed a good deal <of legis-  erward   I   met   him   out   driving.'    His s lation when he first came to congress, and  cheeks were, aglow, and on recognizing  me he pulled up alongside and, reaching  his hand to me, said in great enthusiasm:  'Doctor, I want to thank you. I never  would have known the joy of sitting behind a good horse had it not been for  you.'  "Two or three months later he bought  a span of iron gray horses, for which he  paid $1,500.  "From, the time of this purchase until  his death Mr. Bonner was . the best  known strictly amateur horseman in this  country. To gratify his taste for fast  horses he purchased some of the most  celebrated trotters in the world, but  withdrew them from, the race course.  Probably his greatest horses were Peerless, Dexter and Maud S, marking, as  they did, three distinct epochs in the history of trotting horses in this country.���������  New Y.ork Mail and Express.  HOW A PLANT  FEEDS.  Digestive  Processes  Are  Carried on  In ltd Living Cells.  .It is morec-thau' 2,000 years since philosophers began to speculate about the  food of plants and wha.t we may term  their "digestive" processes, but it is only  during the last half century that really  clear and definite notions concerning the  food supplies of the vegetable world have  been generally accepted by scientific men.  As far as is known, the first botanical  expdriment ever performed was conducted by Van Helmont. He placed in a pot  200 pounds of dried earth, and in it he  planted a willow branch which weighed  five pounds. He kept the whole covered  up,and daily watered the earth with rainwater. After five years' growth the willow was taken up. and again weighed  and was found to have gained 164 pounds.  The earth iu thc pot was dried and  weighed and had lost only two ounces.  Knowledge was not yet sufficiently advanced to enable Van Helmont to interpret these striking results correctly, and  he came to the erroneous conclusion that  the increased weight of the plant was due  to the water which had. been supplied to  the roots. He'therefore lioked upon this  experiment as supporting the theory  which he had advanced���������viz, that plants  required no food but water.  Stephen. Hales advanced the subject a  great step by indicating that much of the  increase in weight of plants was derived  from carbon dioxide in the air.  Vegetable cells contain a liquid known  as ','cell sap." which is water holding in  solution various materials which have  been taken up from without by the roots  and leaves. These materials are thus  brought in contact with the protoplasm,  which causes them to undergo changes in  composition which prepare them to be  added to the substance of the plant.  .Thus it is in tho protoplasm of the living  cells of the plant that those "digestive"  processes are carried on which Aristotle  believed to occur in the soil. We see,  then, that the living cells are microscopic laboratories in which the digestion  of the food of the plant is carried on.���������  Knowledge.  Pretty Bit  of Superstition.  When a Chinese baby takes a nap,  people think its soul is having a rest���������  going out for a long walk perhaps. If  the nap is a very long one.' the mother is  frightened. She is afraid that her baby's  soul has wandered too far away and  cannot find its way home. If it doesn't  come back, of course the baby will never  awaken. Sometimes men are sent out  into the streets to call the baby's name  over and over again, as though it were a  real child lost. They hope to lead the  soul back home.  If a baby sleeps while it is being carried from one place to another, the danger of losing the soul along the way is  very great. So whoever carries tho little  one keeps saying its name out loud, so  that the soul will not stray away. They  think of the soul as a bird hopping along  after them.  Hot Water Bags,  A hint in the use of hot water bags is  gained from a trained nurse. Very little  water is used, not more than a coffee  cup full in a three pint bag, but it is  very hot. Before the stopper is screwed  in tbe air is pressed out of the bag by a  Mr. Sawyer secured more than any 40  other men could have done. He let his  bills' accumulate until toward the end of  the session, w;hen he would take up the  calendar and make memorandums of various measures in which influential men  in the house and senate were interested.  Then he would 'call them together at his  house or at his committee room and say:'  "jBoys, we've got to do a little log rolling if we get our timber to the mill this  session." The result would be an agreement to stand by each other and throw  all their combined influence in favor of a  list of bills which he had made out and  handed to.members of the combine. The?  work was conducted in secret and was almost always successful, so that the habits of the Wisconsin lumberman ,now prevail In every legislative body in the  world.  The river and harbor appropriation bill  originated in that way. Formerly a separate measure would be passed for each  river or- harbor that required improvement, but under Mr. Sawyer's'log rolling  system the members of congress interested in such appropriations organized a  trust, which finally grew into a regular  annual appropriation bill and a special  committee to frame it.���������Washington Letter in Chicago Record.  Heltl   Hands.  "They sat and held hands all the even*  ing." o     i  , "How silly!" i  "Oh. I don't know. You have to fa  whist"���������Philadelphia Bulletin.  A SYMBOLIC   LANGUAGE.  PARSON,. FOX AND  HOUND.  The  Man  Who Wn������   Short  a  Hound  Made the Parson Own Up.  The politician told me this story after  we had concluded the interview.    He told  it to illustrate a point in his interview.  No matter what,the point was, the story  will apply to a great many points.  "Our minister," said he, "supplies for a  church over in the back part of the town  and drives over there every forenoon.  The other day, in the course of his sermon: in the back part of the town, he used  this illustration:  " 'As I.was driving here this morning,  brethren,' he said, T heard the deep bay  of a hound on the hillside near, and. looking up, I beheld a little fox running.  " 'But though the fox was running hard  and fast the hound -was making great  plunges through the snow and was gaining with every leap, and at last the hound  overtook the little fox, and that was the  end.  " 'Thus, brethren, does sin with horrid  hayings pursue mankind, ready to slay  and devour and destroy,' etc.  "At the conclusion of the sermon there  came one to the pulpit and twirled his  hat in his hand and asked if he might  have a few moments' conversation with  the parson.  So they retreated to ono side.  "'You spoke of seeing a hound this  morning, elder,' said the man. 'Would  you mind tolling mc how that hound w-as  marked?',  " '1 can't Kay that I noticed.'replied the  minister, hemming and hawing.  " 'You soo, elder. I have lost a hound,'  continued the man, 'and I thought you  might be able to help me a little in finding him.'  " 'My dear man,' said the elder,  straightening himself and patting the  other's shoulder, 'that was an imaginary  hound for the purpose of illustration.'  "And,." continued the politician, "I  know something about these imaginary  hounds in politics. I've pulled my old  wallet many times to buy meat for 'em."  ���������Lewiston Journal.  What   an   Educated ; Chi nam am   Has  to Say of Its  Peculiarities.  The Chinese language is a purely symbolic language.    All other languages are v  phonetic or alphabetical.    In all the phd- -  nctic   languages   the   sounds   that   are  hoard  in  the  spoken  language  are  analyzed or split up into a' few elementary  sounds which by combination form words.  To each of these few elementary sounds  an arbitrary  sign on  paper is  assigned,  and these signs constitute the alphabet.  Thus in any  European language' and' in  any  other language  except Chinese  the  sound of the voice in speaking is the basis -  of the  written  language.    They are .all  phonetic.    If the same sound is used to  represecnt two or more ideas, this makes  no  difference.     The   appropriate   letters   ;  of the alphabet are used, aud the -writer-  relics   upon   the   neighboring   words   to  prevent absurdity.  The Chinese written language is totally different from thisi It has no alphabet at all and no approach to an alphabet, but proceeds on a different basis,  which will be best brought home to an  American by a-simple illustration: Whea '  traveling recently in Belgium. I had occasion to examine a railway time table*,  and there J found that certain railway  stations where refreshments might be  procured were marked by a little- representation of a wine cup.  This is Chinese writing.   What mode of ,  writing could  be briefer or more to the  purpose or  more mistakable!.' You  see^  the drawing of a glass, it stares you in  the   face,   and   you   know  that  refresh-   -  ments there await your exhausted frame.   ���������  The symbol, ex presses an idea quite apart  from the spoken utterance of that idea. ^   -  The chief disadvantage of any phonetic  system is that since the writing follows .  the sound,  and  sound  of a language ,is  constantly   changing,   the   written    language changes too.    This change is less-  rapid  since the  discovery of  the art of  printing,   but   there   is   still   a   gradual '.  changed    There  is no  fixity,   uo element  of permanency in such a   language.    But  symbolic   language   never  changes.     As  long as the idea to be expressed remains  the same idea  it is  e". pressed  the same*  way.    The work written in Chinese thousands of years ago,con h������ ��������� ~.ad now wUh  ease and' certainty.  THE  OFF AND THE  NEAR  HORSE.  The Forbidden Fruit.  The botanical curiosities of the island  of Ceylon are replete with varied interest.  One of them is "the forbidden fruit," or  "Eve's apple tree." Its native name is  Diwi Kadura, Kadura signifying "forbidden" and Diwi "tigers." The flower of  this extraordinary production is said to  emit a fine scent. The color of the fruit,  which hangs from the branches in a very  peculiar and striking manner, is very  beautiful, being orange on the outside and  a deep crimson within. The fruit itself  presents the appearance of having had a  piece bitten out of it.  This circumstance, together with the  fact of its being a deadly poison, led the  Mohammedans on their first discovery of  Ceylon, which they assigned as the site of  Paradise, to represent it a_ the forbidden  fruit of the garden of Eden, for although  tbe finest and most tempting in appear-  Ue Enlightened Her orr a Mystery tm  the Fein in ine Mind.  They, were driving around the Whit������  lot.  He had been expatiating upon horses  ���������'������ general and the two in front of them  in particular.      ��������� *  Alter he had been talking for half an  hour about the superiority- of the near  horse over the off horse as a stepper she  said:  "I   wasn't   raised   among   horses,   yon  know.     Therefore  I   haven't   the  slight--  est idea whether the near horse is on the  right hand of the driver or not.    Is lie?  "No," tho young man answered, "and  you may comfort yourself and your sex  with the assurance that only abouttwo  mon out of ten know that the off horse  is on the right side of the driver. Nearly  everybody thinks that the near horse is  on the right hand because he is the  'nearest' animal to the driver.  "The designations arose this way: In  the days of postilions the driver rode the  left hand horse, as he does today when  the driver rides. Station yourself at F  and Tenth streets any day when the big  hay wagons come into town, and you will  observe a survival of the ancient custom. The driver rides the wheel left  hand horse invariably. This horse is,  therefore, the 'near' horse to him, and the  light hand horse Is the farthest or the  'off' horse.  "In a four-in-hand team the 'wheelers'  are the rear team and tho 'leaders' the  front team. Consequently when your  horsy young lady friend talks about the  'off' leader of their four-in-hand quartet  going lame from 'scratches' you will  know that thc right hand front horse is  laid up with a raw sore in the folds of the  skin above the posterior portion of the  hoof directly under the fotlock, and as  the muscles of the leg here corrugate-  and expand with every, step, as those of  the human wrist when it is bent toward  the body, you may know that she won't  'tool' with t-hat horse for some time to  come.  ���������Ai%  We are all inventors, each sailing out  s*n a voyage of discovery, guided each  b.v a private chart of which there is no  duplicate. The world is all gates, all ,  opportunities, strings of tension wait-  lug to be struck. If yOli Wai}������  a  *j������rf_r i _������irmri('w ������,__-_��������� _������*_-_��������� _��������� 9:  JACKET or COSTUME  ���������   at HALF PR  weiteto   THE WH|TE HOUSE.  67 GOVERNMENT ST. - - VICTORIA, B. C.  HENRY YOUNG & CO. are closing out the  Department and are selling their Jackets and  Costumes regardless of cost.  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are going for $2.50  ft-a_-���������-aig-iL:ta3'.cB3_g  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  ISSUKD EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2 a year, in ad-n_.ee.  ;XSl. 35. Hnoeuson, Bbitor.  fc_b_������_  i   rri .11  -       ' .mm.,--;  __" Advertisers who want tli.ir ad  ehangred, should get copy in by  19 a.m. day before issue.  Sub.'oriborH     failing       to   receive      Ta_5  _f_w_ r-i_alarly will contVr ������ favor by   noU-  ylug    Ihr   othce.  Jjb' Work Strictly 0.  O. D.  Transient Ads Gash, in Advance..  WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2Sth, 1900.  LAST CARGO OF SLAVES.  Story Told by- a Southern Man of an Im-  portation Just Before the Breaking  Out .oi the War.  *"Fro_ the-Jacksonvllle (I-'la.) Trmes-Uerald.  The importation of African slaves to the  United States waa abo-isked .by law early  4n. tlie _i������_fctee_tli century, -its l'ar back .._  ^1*03^ l*atlt-was.aot uncommon _or .__'r������oes  -of.tslave- to t������_ amuictfled In for many years.  The territory ot the' Southwest, fertile anil  'nadeveJoD-d." with un extended un. rotecieri  count, and rapidly being peopled with nio-  k'xist plauu>r_, eager to obtain laborers. Avas  _ temptation which Induced many a bold  _*ilor to dure the death penalty for piracy.  una 'almost up to the opening of the war  Letw.een the states an occasional shipload  was landed on the Southern shores. Cant.  "Wiley (i. Tooiner, president ot Uie \Vil_on  _ Tounrer Fertilizer Company, of this city. ���������  toid u reporter recently a bU.r.\- oi wm-t  iie belleve_ to hlive been the lust ship that,  irrought iregro slaves to North America.  _.'__ folloiA'inK is Capt. Toonier's narrative-  "I am u native of Mobile. Ala., and was  reared in that city, and I was _u__liiar  wulr the history of a schooner that Livuu-t  _-iaves to Mobile in 185S or ISo'J. At cit_  iifciid of the enterprise was a Nova Scotl.m  shipmaster aird shipbuilder, whose name  I do not care to disclose, because he is. I  think, still alive. He was well known in  Mobile, and people there had couildence  In ids courage and sagacity. He interested  with him a iirm. the members of which  had come from Maine. long years before,  ami wuo had succeeded in business rrr Mobile. They owned sawmills and a bh.p-  yard some distance down the .-oast <ii Mo-  bile liny. At their yard and n-ider ihe personal supervision oi the .N ivu '-<���������i-ii.ii;. ili_  rschoontr���������I don't remember positively h_r  a_me, but it wus to the best of iny ii.-oiu-c-  tlon, Florinda. or Ulothlide���������was built ir.  the winter of 1808. 1 was a boy of s.xtet-n  or seventeen; the Nova Scotian was si  .friend of my father, who was uiieresLed  in sirippin^, and I knew of the ship'j e^u-  -iruction. My recollection is that she had  a tonnage of about 125; she was a trim and  strong cnifi, though, unpretentious in appearance, and she was built for speed. The  .Nova Scot'iin thoroughly knew his business.  I was present an-d saw her launched.  "Completed, the schooner was loaded  with commodities suitable for trading with  the natives on the Congo, arrd 1 remember  that whiskey, calico, beads, trinkets, etc..  ���������were included in the cargo.  '���������The schooner left Mobile and only those  who had & tinau-.-lal Interest aud a few in- ,  tlmate friends of the shipmaster, among  whom was included my father, knew her  destination and objecc. She went to the  mouth of the Congo river, in Africa. How  iong she was gone it was impossible for me  to say at this late day. but Jn due time she  returned.  "One morning, before- daylight, the Nova  Scotinn cnnie to my lather's house nnd  -woke hi in. He said that the schooner was  waiting down the -coast. In Mississippi  Sound, nnd that he landed aud walked  thirty miles to bring the Information. My  father Immediately informed the nnrtic-s In  "MobMe v.li.. were partners In the proji-ft,  among w'n;n wore the owners of the shin-  yard wher<> she was built. They were on  the looker-* ;mi! had me.dc aitjma-menrs  /or her r. < ;-rlo:i. The stenniei- Czar, ns d  iii the col;on freight business, dropp'-d  down the buy.- and at or near the point  whore the "linonor was built, the ninety-three sln> >���������'. wortli at least 9T.OO0 oaeh  .at that time -..-ere tr-insf. r.*ed to her. The  Oznr sailed bark up the b;-y. passed Mobile  without stopping, and up tlie Alao'ims-  river to n 'plantar*ion thirty or fortv miles  inland, whore the slaves- were landed. Sup-  -.pnuentlv thov were divi:ed -..mor.z the  .hlpowuor* nnd srdd to the neighboring  planters.  "Nearly nil of the slaves were younrr  mnl<\<������. Thpre were n fow women. I tc-  mernher fhern r-s rcl'iisf-. . n���������'���������v-'M-'noki*'!-  yon-ng fellows. iP anything snp'-rior t-* tbe  average of our Arner-fni* n^grr-os. T n-i"-  ticulsir'v iv*rnorr;b>*r that, f-orno of liir-m :>on*  on their fnco. tribal ninrliK tattooed or  cr:l   in   HT'ie   wnv.  "T wflc Informed nt the time of the lnnri-  inf thnt the xr-h<~io-'"r hnd a plea fin nt fin1-  altogether satif-'aetory vovage from tV-  Cougr). wifhon*- nr.rewc<t-*h-- incident of onv  V-'nrl The negr-')-.. were without e-:-"'"Pt;or>.  in fin" he.lth'wherr they arrived, and no-.  orio died on the M'-' over. Tlw 'i-wl r *f  r.oon iv>nnd and thev had coruforlaide ^ic-  pviiumodntlor-f: on the ship���������nt lea ft tun  were not snhror^d to nnv cruel! v or liard-  sliipl I v.-as told thn^ th"V wero allowed !:<*  orrnip on dfv-i. nnd rnk" exerel.e at thri'-s.  ''o far ri'- t coirld see thev showed no evi-  ilenefxt  of dist-e.5-   mental   or  otherwise  ���������fNot lens' r-fier 'he 'n-idi--g !'���������-���������> -vr  bifoke out; Alabama seceded, arid, of eiiMi-s-.*  I became a confederate soldier. I forgot to  say that tho schooner as soon as she had  transic-rred the slaves to the Czar, was  nred aud burned to the water's edge'by  her owners. This was to conceal as far as  r practicable, ^very evidence of her historv  She-hnd served her purpose, and \c was  better to sacrifice her than to run the hazard of getting into trouble on account of  her piracy. So her owners probublv  thought.  "I resume the threod of the storv; I  saw little of the Africans during the war.  though once, when I was at home on furlough, I did see some of them, and thev  had learned to speak English brokenly. In  ISM, Ihe war being ended. I entered tlie  snwm'll business at Mobile, and I had some  of these Africans in my employ. ' I knew  them well. Thi.y were good workmen,  sioadv and reliable, better than most negro  laborers. Last, 3'ear I visited Mobile, and  Again saw some of them. Several oivn  their,own homes in Mobile, and I believe,  as auruic. these negroes arc doing well, as  compared with the native so-called Afro-  Americans.  "Members of the funilirs of the two  Maine men al whose pi ice the lit' te Chlo-  tiide or Florinda was l*"!lt nr������ still living  In Mohilo and are prosperous citizens of the  community."  If 3tou don't like Bine Ribbon extracts it is because j^ou'Ve never  tried them.  PEANUT  CULTIVATION.  U. S. Produces but a Very Small Portion  of the World's Supply.  From -St.  Louis Globe-Democr-ar.  This is peanut time in the-South. Going  through i_a���������t Viry-iu-i and Is'oiUi <_a������.o  iina the traveller can _et- through the ca.  ivundow row alter row of. what appear io  be round bushes. They nrc the stacks or  (shocks of peanut vine.-, hung abound sticks  \\<atim_ to be piaceu on wagons and carried away for striping. Siome oi. the iaitfor  iieida will coiuaiu _.UU0 of tlacae stacku,  yielding lrom 01; to 75 bushels of rniu Lo  the acre. I\Lo������t of the uul_ grown in  Virginia arid North Caruiina are'the goobers. The goober is to mo actual peanut  what the _uai:aug is to the genuine ciani.  Th������ shell usually contains but two ker-  :;els. The reai peanut, which auiswers  to the lihode Island'clam, is smaller than  the goober. The kernel is about the  ���������size ot" a large p_a and its flavor is sweeter than the other variety. It is grown  principally in North Carolina and Ten-  I'fsue. Occasionally a few get ir.to a  bag of goobers, but very seldom, as they  .u-e shelled and sold from 10 cents to 15  cents a peck more than the others. They  go into candy paste and to the oil factories oi" i_ui-opo.  The peanut farmer begins planting as  f-'oun ;us the frost ii3 out ot the ground in  thb tspriug. The shelled nuts form the  .seed, and about two bushels are required  lor an acre. In a few weeks the plant  begins to leaf out. A held of peanut-  looks very much like a held of clover,  and during the war many of the Northern soidieit* mislook clover fields for.peanut patches, while hunting for something  Lo vary their rations. The plants grow  in rowe, very hiulIi like potato vines,  and are cuJLiY.'.f" 1 h* -'*c* same' way.  Weeds will soon - -o . . t.- ir growth, and  Liio pickaninnies un tiie farm are kept;  busy during the ^u'-uuer iu weeding out  the patches- with ���������.-.. Lingers.- Nowadays the harvesting is done by what is  ^alied a plow, made especially for the  purpose. It is drawn by one mule and  cine the plants oh" close to the roots. As  soou as enough 1ms accumulated on the  piow to form a stack it is thrown off and  massed around a short pole stuck in the  giound. The stack is formed with the  JeavcM outside, and the vines are wound  around it as tightly as possible, to protect  the nuts from the weather. Tttp- plnu  is somewhat familiar to that of bindiii.  .wr-eat. About: three week's exposure  Reasons" (he nuts and dries the vines,  rvMliut the pods are ready to be picked.  '  The picking is the most extensive operation of nil. jind takes most timo. Whether  m the barn or on thc field, all of the  work has to be done by hand. The nuts  are thrown into large baskets, and the  vwies an; mnde into large stacks or stored  away in :i loft, for they make liny which  is really more nourishing for the average  nunc than timothy. The vine is a little  L".- rough for a horse's throat, but ;t is  ;i luxury to tiie average southern mule,  who v.iil grow fat on peanut"' hay. and  not rung else. In all fields some of tho  v-nos will Ik- blackened and the nuts'bo a  I-o.u- --11,.1-ity. These are left on the  ground, and later the pigs are turned into  tin- held. 'ih--y unt everything that is left  except the roots. The famous hams  '���������urr-rl in Virginia owe most of their  <;m-iity to the fact that the pig. havo  lived partly upon nuts before being turned into smoked meat, and have not heeu  :e-, the smir milk and garbage from the  fanner s kitchen.  01 late years a quantity of the hag peanuts have gone to manufacturers of  eiienp coffee, to he roasted and mixed in  with the coffee berry and then ground  to he sold in packages as choice Mocha  fiujl  .Maracaibo.  While most of the American nuts are  grown in L";istern Virginia and North  Carolina jind Tennessee, the peanut, fields  are beginning ro he cultivated in parts of  j--oui!--;.\ii.-i ,-riul NehraMk.-i. After raising  s-w!-,-,] crops the average peanut holds  needs to be heavily fertilized with lime  i -���������  uteri,   as   the phin;   exhausts   the soil.  During :i fair year the Ameriean pea-  n-i;^ crop y.-jll ;ivoraK!- notirlv 5,000.000  i !'>;,,,.. .-st.i;:;a!):;fi tweuty-two pounds to  ^____.   ,<,-%&���������,.  ������������������--r���������' &f,. i.  _____M mmm  The last boats .brought to hand more bargains from   that mam-  iii i .        ... *-^  moth bankrupt    stock and the time is limited lor getting these goods at  these .ridicuously low, prices.     See below some of   the specials for this  w.eei<.  Women's Gas}, me re Hose  ������{3-^ zA%������A$s%$yA  !i_J____T"  p!anne!ette Waists  For this time of year heavier blouses  are in vo^iie and we have 'hem   From .$1 un.  IVUlMBB.-! ���������- l.o.|HT.iT|.  Women's Waterproofs  ro Cape Waterproofs, regular $ro  and  $3.50    '. . . AA. A. ..bankrupt price $5  .* wjm-t-��������� rr^~_ _____rn������_ z>  Women's Wrappers^  -     From $1.25 to $2.50  ���������iTurkish Towels   Bank' upt price 10c  ?.-_��������� vr* nAiaBcrz*<tn*nrvoau.%*vKMiarnr*v*  Crey blankets  Ri-gular   "$4..R. '   '.Bankrupt  prkc: $3.50  Men's Uuderv/ear  Flctce lined,       Rcqular $1.    Bankrupt price 85c  - ���������!_��������� .. ,.i_* ������������������ ������^-_r._-������-1lPn,trr_in nnir--~-.-iim  Boy's    Underwear  j^All wool in all ���������izes.  ���������_ mm:mi iiiMwcnm ��������� rum ������������������ ������������������ ������������������-��������� ������������������~-~ ��������� rrmr��������� ���������r--n_i_iW_L,1UM>u���������������������������  Table Linen  Half bje������chod<at 25c. a yard.  Shoes  Women's Dongola butt.'Si 50 a pair.  Men's custom made calf bals.  Regular $4,50    .... Bank.- upt price $3.75  Boys' school-shoes.  :  Woman's Gloves  Lined and fur lipped.  Bankrupt price 75c. per pair.  Children's White Coating '   -  Regular, ������4.50 per'yard.  ....::... .Bankrupt price .3.00  Regular, $2.00 per yard.     ;  .......... .Bankrupt   price $1.50  Women's Black Skirts  -Reg. price $4.00   Ijankiupt price $2.75  "     $475   '        " "   $3-SO  U [  '    $5.00  NM>IMMn������-Uil  Mitts and Gloves  u  "' Sizes from 2 to 5 reg. $2. . . .$1.65  J   Men's winter mitt'r, and gloves,.reg. $1.50  ttmBZBXKzxHmmncas^imm.���������iii__-__-__-_������������-_m .....'.',... BlUlkrUpt    piice $1.20  Women'?' Jackets ,  Of new and, stylish designs al less than  half price. . ,  $5 coats,    . .Bankrupt price $2  $8   "" ''    ...     ' " "     $3  " $9      ������      . . '       "    ..      "     $5"  I'mchaseis can select coal and have it  laid by Tor their, by p-���������yiny' snuli deposit.  r������awwiBi*iwi'    t r m nrr t-wri r���������in  r-|-rni> i innii i_ rwi> ��������� I ������������������hhhmk l i >��������� ��������� '  Carpets  L.ist v\eek   was   a   record   breaker  in  Carpels.     Many h-ive t.tken advantage ofthe chance to obtain grind carpets cheap^ '  Secure1 yours beiore (hey. are al! jjohe.  ��������� Carpet scjuare.i oxf2, r^g-. -$9.00   .. ]' Sale    Pi ice. $C..0a  !X^ &  i  npmmwiiis-iPsigMgnroggJncjjMJMMri  B.-nMHSMXW���������������_���������w^������aiiCTM-aaj^.^.~.- ^-r-an-:rr-i-i_c������i___,iv..  ,3A.-M���������^\13r__���������_T3.JSri.\iXtTJZT.^_ _^_3_C���������_^������^_2."J^_lft_^  the bushel. Thi������ is but*a small proportion of the worldV crop, however, which  ag-rouates fully 550.0UO.O00 pounds, it i--;  calculated that we out about $i0,-00.0 0  worth of peanuts yearly, or 4.000,000  bushels of the nuns, either in candy or  the original kernels. The shucks or  ���������������������������bells form al������o ?ood food for pigs, while  as already stated peanut vines are a  first-class fodder for mules.  Very few peanuts are eaten out of the  pud in Europe, although fully 400,000,0v-0  pounds are sent to Great Britain every  year from Africa and Asia. They are  converted into oil and a sort of ilour at;  factories at Marseilles and; several English cities. A bushel of the genuine peanuts shelled can .-bet-pressed into about a  gallon-".of oil. which", is. -substituted for  olive and other table oils very frequently.  It sells for from 60 cents to $1 a gallon,  am! the meal or tiou'r left, after pressure  is'used for feeding horses and baked in-,  to a kind of bread which has a large aale  in Germany and France.".-   , .      "l  .Jjjrrj-r_r_PBfTi'7-ff->-��������� ���������g������Jr_n<gJm>--ll----fl//. -S-JI  'n"v_  1  ������4l^l# sail ������ Ullli  t "i"���������1*" v5.j_i*Twyi.*1"j__j  <_l^_iii__ii������5^^'      '    ' '    ";  ���������eoMOX:':0-.8-TBiCt.  A COURT OF REVISION and appeal  under the Assessment Act, will be held  at Cumberland, in the;-Court Houseion  NO'VKMIIER THE 21st, 1900, at  three o'clock in the afternoon.  JOHN  I1AJRD,     '-.-  Assessor.  Cumber!and, 5th Nsv. igoy.  joraiiiia Flouiing  Mills Ooapa:  EN DERBY,   B. C.  iSHL  MeMo  EUI8AEM,  ���������mil sfis,  IfllATLlTS, 10.10.  STB0U& BAK1RS,  'WE: RETAIL'.AT.'WHOLES AL PRICES.  Buying direct  from  the Manufacturers "\ve can   afford to do it.  ^���������������w__*_* __��������� irirm-B-BM-wrW WmiMmm jrntffjwrytnwg_*-imf������- _r^������"ti pim^i^  CT.TJST -0_?.E_^T__3li) OXJT        !  From the E.T. Corset Factory, 20 doz. pairs Ladies' Corset from 50c  8 lb. Finest all wool Blankets at. $5 per pair, lebB 5 per cent cash  discount (On all pmchases )  -B^O-E^    _KIiv_r_A.S     'T_=e/J-_������)_E3.  Fresh Currants, Raisins, Figs Dates  'Canberrys,.      Prunes, Peaches     Etc.  Try our Ceylon Tea at 00 cts. per lb. equal to r_ost leas sold  at 40 & 50c  'LA f\i I  R.P.Rithet&Co  e 5  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C.  BEFORE     BUYING    YOUR  Guisrs'-A-isrr) ^^is,_:_v_:xjnN3 iTioisr  GET   OUR    PRICES.  As we carry the largest stock in B. C, and your cheapest   freight   is  from Victoria.    Repairs by first class workmen.  ���������JOHN BA  115 GOVERNMENT ST.  fFV    X  'i  m  li  L     \:  t  A  f  II  I!  1  1  v. >1  1 'ii  1  r"  ���������3,1  VICTORIA, B C


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