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Array EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,    B. C.   WEDNESDAY,    OCT. 17,   igoo.  REQDISTHQI'  ' TO   .  Boy's Corderoy Suits, $5-. ���������  MenVSuits, black and navy,. $14, $15- J|'  This,is-the������������������ best finished clothing we  have had the pleasure of showing our  friends and patrons.  vv e hope that all those - who are  interested will call and inspect them.  Agent for the Butterick Pattern Co.  New. Idea  Patterns in   Stock.  Groceries  Cheaper   than   the Cheapest.  r  William S!oan.  preliminary hearing this evening,  and probably go before the Assize  court to-inorrow.���������Free Press.  ���������Mr. May spent a month or.so in  Cumberland last winter, upholstering &c. - -*'  A PURE QHAPZ CRCAM OF TAftTAR POWDER  CUMBERLAND,  B.  X  rn,  I     t  h  ���������^^&eSSS8@SSSe5g*������?������^gfe!P'^Jg@S SSS^SsSS^/s^SSgSSS&SSSSSSS^  Nicholies at Renoirf, La,  , (31! YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, .B. C  s  HARDWARE, MILL AND MINING MACHINERY,  AND FARMING AND DAIRYING IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL'oKlNDS.     ' "  ���������t^ &     Af^-Mts foi McCormiok Harvesting Machine*.y'.  ?'-*'������' - V"rite for price:-,and particulars.    [YO.'Dra >er 5fi3.  -^t  K--?' S������5?ggSS^'^SS������^SSg'S ^<<?������&^i������&Z^&k ^^^-^-^^-S'-^SFS^iSS^cifiSS  )  -     A Little Tan on Bluing Boqbi itesMiig,     k  SIDEBOARDS,  EXTENSION TABLES,    *  DTNfNG ROOM" CHAIRS,  TABLE LINENS and  NAPKINS,  A NICE DINNER  SET,'  CUTLERY.  SILVERWARE,  GLASSWARE, and  EVERYTHING  COMPLETE.  If you are needing anything in above lines aive uh  some, idea as to price and   we will send   descriptions and all  information required.  VICTORIA, B.    C.  COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  ?^;^->*>-i������^^  To William Sloan, Esq.  Sir:���������We the undersigned Electors of  Vancouver Electoral District, feeling that  the interests of British Columbia have been  subordinated to the expediencies of the East  and having confidence that as', our Representative you would, ever keep the demands  of our Province to the front and be able to  ensure adequate attention being'j p\id to the  more npecial needs of our Distriot, do hereby  respactfuily request that, you'rullow your  name to be placed in nominaHoji as a candidate to contest this constituency at the  forthcoming Dominion^ E'ec'r.ioDS; and we  hereby pledge you our h'earsy- support, and  ptomiae to use al) fair and honorable  methods to secure .your election? should you  see fit to accent this requisition.  Sign' d.  Charles Allen, Charles Santy, John Par-.  kin, William Eimends, John'A. Johnson,  John Whi'c, Thomas Jenkins, William  NVave, .lam'eg Ho'dgkinsonJ- B-mjamin  N������io;s,* 0. (J Hansen, Anthony Auderson,  Johj Rik-y, William Hour!;,' ''E 1. Gibson,  " Peter Woodburn, Wm. Smith and 385  others. - "    .'  To the Signers of the.above Requisition:  Gentlemkn:���������    ' *  I retipou&e to yoar penerous request  I beg to' announce myself a candidate for  this District in tha approaihing Dominion  Election.  In doing so I wish to ^express my deep appreciation ot your confidence and lo  recoict  at once iny   complete   coneurreuce   ia   the  pnblicViews expressed' iu  the   requsitiou.  i .nn eouviiictid that the just dema di. i.f the  We-<t ctta only b's secured by its rcpiv .uuta  .cives aiuicing   . urtiain   cousiueraii-ms   and  takmg a firm untied ftand   for", our- rights,  lior.h patties when iii power  havo tailed, to  ������������������'i'jogu'z!.' or nave dei:bur<iU'Jy    t^nuo'd   tha  :npor"aucrt ol our loea:   in ^routy.    Acoord  '  * 'i������K^y- wniu-I alii j *L-ii< ra.i,"r p.:eYvr, Ltvcr-  hfloas-'o i<e itoftl   raiher 'o   utiin   i'rovinc-  'ha-i Co par<y,'tiud will   wierefort; press    for  the exclusion oi  Asi<ti,:c-,   larger   rcij.-je3'..'n-  a.'ion, au < q.iitauls return of i^e  eu.>riaoo.-i  revenue contributed to liiv   F uoalExohe  uuer by '.his province,   ana a t-j.ii-   couaider-  alion of the pressing ueeds ������f our   developing conditions    irrespective   of   {tarty  ex- ,-  iuenciea.  If elected I will heartily co-operate with  my fellow members in a y tfforfc Jio secure  these objects.  I intern! "so ta     an e-iriy  opportunity   of  explaining to the Electors my views   on the  general  issues   of   the   campaign.    In  the  meantime I may say in a word that I am in  f ������vor of Govein.-nent Ownership of Railways  , aud Telegraphs,  reduction   of   Royalty   on  Yukon Miucs, Revision of Yukon Administration, Direct   Legislation,   application ot  eight hour law to all Dominion work*, compulsory   Arbitration   iu    disputes  between  Ctpital and Labor, Reducti- n   of   Tariff on  all impuits enctring into the development of  our natural resources, all    measures   calcu  Iated to cement the Empire, and every well  aivis'.d step  tending  to   the  advancement  a   1   general   prosperity   of   bur. District  Pr iviace and Dominion.  PEBSONAL.  Mr. James Reid and Mrs. Reid,  after a long residence with us, left  Tuesday for a visit - to their old  home in Australia, intending, however, to come back. \Ve v\ ish them  :(bon YO}-"age" and a speedy return:  Mr. and Mrs. R. Grant returned  home on Tuesday last. Mrs. Grant  spent a month in Victoria and  Vancouver and visited the New  Westminster exhibition.   o   CHAM  TO THE DEAF.  A rich ladj' curel of her Deafness and Noises 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. Addres No. 34517.  The Nicholson Institute,' 780,  Eighth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.  c ,      ���������_������   Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Pair  r  ..Avoid Baking- Powder >. containing  alum.   Thoy ere injurious to health  LOCAL ITEMS.  '.���������������"V.'\$.     5j-:*i  if W^'  t  ���������J) UU^^-V������A.X^U*JUi  Yours faifM ���������Uv.  WILLIAM. SLOAN.  iTanaimo, Sept. 10, 19U0.  I  Mr. Purdy has a plate glass front  in Stevenson & Co.'s store which  much , improves its appearance.  Miss Todd, their clever milliner, is  an artist In her profession.  Two of t.he recent arrivals fiom  Scotland essayed to split a block of  yood in the   yard   of   one   of  our  hotels one   da}'   last  week.    After  they had both worn tl}emi<elvec, out  without accomplishing the  desired  result, a y'ourg girl   staying at the'  hotel went to them and taking   the  axefrurn-tne hanJs of'o'.ie of ihcm,  masked.'tha*.-b  -ck mio  stove \*o-..d  in a jiffy.    How is (hut   for B. C?  A sad a.-i id ���������  t   bok pl������ce i-: No.  6 on t.'je lOlh inst.    A   portion   of  the roof���������a sma.l   scale of slate���������  fell, injuring T    Williams,   one  of  the late   arrivals   from   Scotland,  severely about the legs,   and breaking the.nose of John Bark ley. This  last, which at iir.st   se.-med   only   a  vjry trival injury, speedily   developed a case of blood poisoning, ard  poor Johnny, o*i. Sunday   morning,  breathed his last.    His father, wl o  is in Nanaimo, was sent for and arrived here Monda}revening.    Much  sympathy   is    r expressed    for   the  family and sorrow felt for the poor  boy who was a general favorite.  Charlie Grant, temporary brake?-  man on No. 5, had a very narrow  f-jcape-on Saturday last. He was  discovered to be in a partially unconscious condition when the load-  I?*  I  Fall Qotljirjg Now ^rriviijg.  Iv'ine Tailor-made Suits, ^uaranted fit.     Also,  Fall and  Winter Overcoats, Mackintoshes, etc.  |^ nice line of Boys' and \ouths' 3-piece suits.  Call and see our NEW STOCK.    -:-  ft  AN EXCITING ADVE2TTUBE.  Harvey May,   of Narjaimo,  was  out trolling for trout at Home Lake  on    Thursday    morning,     accompanied by Jim,   a   Quallicum   Indian.    The Indian got   out on   the.  beach after a while and May rowed  away f; om the spot     He   had   not  gone more than a few   yards   when  tw * rirl^ bullets whistled past close  to him, one on each   side in    quick  succession.    He immediately headed the boat for   sh������re, landed  and ' caused   the  engineer  ed coal train   pulled   up at   Trent  bridge,  five   miles   on   the  wharf  track.    A little   blood on   one side  of the head told the others    that he  had been hurt in some   unaccountable manner, and it was only upon  their return to the town that it was  found out that   be   had   been   evidently struck by the  sawdust   carrier over the track a.t the mi'),as he  was noticed lying  on   th< top of  a  laden car just after passing under the  carrier.    He afterwards got to   his  feet and set  brakes   on   tlie   down  t ip  n   a   manner,   hovuver,  that  to    wonder.  ran 4i miles to the nearest ; ranch.  He came down on Saturday morning and on Sunday Constables Mc-  I id' ���������nnd Stephenson went up and  arresUd Jim,   who   will   have   his  vVhcn trken off the train he was almost he'pless and quite dazed, and  the wonder is that he did not fall  off the train ou the down run. A  day's rest has set him right again.  Working ofNos 5 & 6 Shafts connected yesterday.  Rich find of steel galena has been-  madVneai Britannia, Howe Sound,  The Orangemen intend holding a  dance   and supper in  Cumberland  .Hall, Nov. 5th, Guy la x Dayt'  At the Minneapolis College of  Agriculture'50 girls are studying'  scientific farming.  .Attention is called to Henry  Young & Co.'s adv. They make a  sjK-uialty of mail orders.  Charlie McDonald has fixed up a  most charming yonng girl in ..Mn  S. Leisei's front window. , Charlie  is go,������d iu that line.  t ' o  Mr. J. A. Bate, fourth son of  Mayor Bate and brother of' Mr. T.  Bate, of Cumb'.rland, was r married.  at Nanaimo to Mi-s Edith .Perchet';  .siep-claughser of Mr. D^mpsey;, -at  -onelime propiietc-r of- the Windsor  Hotel. The ceremony was perforrh.-  ed hy Rev. Mr Baer, at the Methodist parsonage.  Charlie. Strauss   is  temporarily/  laid up.    Some   time   ago he was  struck by a car  and   although   he ���������  felt a soreness about the ribs he did  not thinV. much was wrono*.    Later  he was struck again about the same  Fpot rnd had to go into the doctor's  h nds, who shjb   that   a   rib  had '  been   broken    some   days    before.  Charlie expects to be able to   go to  work in a few days, in which  hope  we join.  There is a beautiful hymn called  ''Shall   We    Know   Each     Other  There!"    Many  people   sing   it in  cfuireh who Jo not seem   to   know  some of     their   old   acquaintances  here.   Why   should     we   wish  to  know Mrs. Jones or Mrs:   Smith in  Heaven if we did  not   think, them  worth being polite or civil   t������ here,  all simply becau-e their   husbands  happened to  choose   to   learn  the-  fr-ide of bakei, or miner, or  grocer.r  Why t-hould it be said, "we   must  draw nie line somewhere."���������Society.  The Ti-jje.-- special corresponden,*i  here should be ii.'jre careful in   the  news (?)    sent   to    that    journal.  Upon several occasions hems   have  been pt in ted bei re   actual   occurrence.    The latent freak  is a    mention t>f a conceit said to be   under-   ���������  way for   the   h'������-pi;al.    We  have  bee ! cr.dit-'bly informed    that the  subject has   sc :' ely   j-et  received  serious consideration, a   mere   suggestion having luci   made   to  the  i ffect. and which no doubt has been  overheard by the overzealous   pur-  vej'or of news.  I  1  vl  - -      IU  v'*..  .-J I  7 ��������� j&\  ��������� -I  " "11  - "\\ :''4(\  '  '' ���������*������'  *''' ������^l  ,7:^Mt  w  i  ���������I  ��������� A  PARABLE.  One had the marble ready to his hand  And cunning instruments to cut and shape  And made a form of beauty and command,  And one toiled tireless, long day by day,  With nothing for his tools but naked hands  And nothing for his work but common clay,  And all men bowed before the marble form  And hailed him master .who had done this thing,  And at the clay they mocked with jest and scorn,  And one walked proudly, crowned with men's acclaim,  And one sat sullen, muttering in his beard:  "Behold! I did my best: Whose, then, the  blame V" (  ���������Theodosia Hckerir.g Carrison in National Magazine.  <^*<j>4������<-'������������X^*<'&4*<'^*<**<^^  IA Queer Blunder. |  By W. R. Rose.  The morning sun brightened tho gilt  letters on the sign above the entrance to  the stanch old warehouse, but its radiance was lost on the young man with  keen, gray eyes who stood at the office  door and hesitated before he turned the  knob. In that brief moment he tried to-  recall tho directions that Emily Quarlos  had given him.  ' "Father is peculiar," she had said.  "You must know him before you can appreciate him." And Spencer Grant wondered how long it would be before this  appreciative stage could be reached. He  hadn't met this peculiar father, and here  he was standing, on the doormat of his  office mustering up courage to go in and  ask him for his daughter.  What else had "Emily said? "Do not  contradict father. Do just what he tells  you to do. Lot him have his own way.  If he blusters and fumes, wait quietly.  He will soon cool down. Father's gruff  manner is largely assumed. If you have  tact, j'ou will discover the way to handle  ... him. Tell him truthfully, if you have a  chance, how we met at Aunt Stanhope's  and that as soon as we were quite assured that we were all iu all to each other,  which, you must add, came to both of  . us as a complete surprise, I sent you directly to him. I will prepare him as far  as I think judicious for your coming.  Keep up a stout heart and guard your  ��������� temper."  Spencer turned the knob and went in.  There were several clerks -writing iu the  outer office, but they did not look up as.  he passed along the narrow space before"  the high railing to the door marked "Private." He knocked at this door, and a  gruff voice bade him come in... Spencer  " summed up all his resolution aud entered.  A sharp featured old man with heavy  eyebrows was seated at a desk, with his  bushy gray head bent above a handful of  papers.    ���������"'���������  "Sit down," he said, without looking  up.  Spencer obeyed, and after a little the  old man raised his head, glanced at the  clock, and then gave the young man a  long searching glance. As he did so be  drew a letter toward him and glanced at  a page of it. Again he stared at Spencer.  "Well," he said abruptly, "you are exactly on time. You wore to be here precisely at 10. This argues well for your  early training. You have made a good  impression on me to start with."  Spencer murmured his pleasure at this  favorable comment, but the old man interrupted him.  "Your father says here that you resemble him.,.He writes that the resemblance  is so strong that I couldn't help but know  who you were if I chanced to meet you  anywhere. I don't agree- with him,  though there is. a family resemblance.  You are much better looking than he  ever dreamed of being."  "Did my father say that?" inquired  Spencer hastily. He knew the thing waa  quite impossible. Emily's father was  laboring under some queer delusion. But  he didn't jnean to contradict him. , "  "Yes, he did," chuckled the.old man,  ���������with a grim smile. "Fathers with but  . one child are very apt to be asses." Then  his tone changed. "What can you do?  Can j*ou write shorthand? Do you understand typewriting? Can you compose  a good letter?   Can you spell?"  "I think," said Spencer quietly, "that I  can best answer that by saying that I  have a pretty thorough business training  that was picked up, in four years of practical work. I've been hard at it, in fact,  ever since I left college."      -  "Your father doesn't make any such  claim," said the old man, referring again  to the letter. "All he says is 'Try him.'  I will. I've made a place for you. I am  going to indulge in the luxury of a private secretary. Ha, ha, ha! Here, take  these, letters. See what answers they  need. Answer 'em. That's your little  side room there. Leave the door open���������  1 may want to call you."  Spencer smilingly took the letters and  without a trace of hesitation went into  the little room assigned him. He found  the conveniences he needed, and with his  amused smile deepening he went at his  task.  Presently he heard the outer door of  the office open and shut, and a moment  later the folloM-ing dialogue came to him  through the half closed door:  "So j'ou have come?" growled the old  man.  "Yes, sir," said a mild voice with a little quaver in it.  "Well," said the old man with a dangerous rising inflection, "I want to tell  j-ou that it can never be!"  "Do you mean that I won't do?" inquired the mild voice.  "That's just what I mean," snarled  the old man. "Your comprehension does  you credit."  "But how can you tell till you've tried  me?" protested tbe mild voice.  more consideration."  "Oh, j-ou were, were you?" snapped  the old man. "Well. sir. you have been  falsely led. I know my daughter much  better than you do, sir!"  "Your daughter, sir?"'  "Yes, my daughter! And don't you  dare to mention her name."  "I���������I had no intention of doing so,  sir,"  "Eh? Coming to your senses, are  you? That's right. She's only a foolish,  headstrong girl. In a month she'll forget  your existence." \ -.  "But I don't see what your daughter  has to do with it. She is nothing to me,  sir."  "Spokon like a ?enf--ible youth. I thought  I'd convince you. There, there, let the  whole thing drop."  "And j'ou positively refuse to give me  a trial?"  "Confound you, there you go again!  Do you take me for an idiot?"  "I���������I wouldn't go as far as that, sir.  You don't seem to understand that I  was led to believe you would give me an  opportunity to show my worth. I am  greatly disappointed, sir."  "Heavens, man, are we going over all  that again?"  "Try me for a month, sir.".  "Not for a minute!"  "For a week."  "Leave the room, sir!    Go, sir!    Go to  the idiot asjium and marry somebody in  your  own 'mental   class.     What   an  immoral scoundrel j'ou must be!"   -. "'  "I am not, sir."  "Of course,you're such an imbecile you  don't know it.    Get out!"  "I'm going, sir. Mj\ father will be  greatly surprised at your unreasonable  treatment."  .  "Your   father!     Who   cares   for   your  father?   Why doesn't he keep his weak-  minded children at home?"  "Good day,- sir."  The door closed with a, sharp bang,  and there was a brief silence.  "I wonder what the deuce he meant by  saying he'd tell his father?" Spencer  heard the old man mutter. "Who's his  father? Well, whoever he is, his son  shalPnever marry my daughter. What in  the world could she have seen in such an  unbalanced fellow?"  His heavy step sounded on the floor,  and when Spencer looked up the old man  was gazing down at him from the doorway. His face was very red aud hi.-  white hair still bristled with indignation.  "Well, Mr. Secretary," he said, "how'  arc we coming on  "Let me suggest," said Spencer, with a  happy smile, "that you leave it to the  junior member of the new firm of Quarles  & Grant.'"  And then the grim old man chuckled.���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Electric Lfsht Heat.  The amount of heat given out by an  ordinary incandescent lamp is greatly underrated in the popular mind. ������������������ An or-  dinarj' 1(5 candle power lamp immersed  in a quart of water will heat .it to the  boiling point in an hour. Celluloid in  contact with a lamp bulb may be ignited  in a few minutes, while silk shades close  to the bulbs are scorched in a few hours.  In Boston last year an incandescent  lamp, hanging by its cord against a  wooden partition, gradually scorched and  charred the wood until it burned a hole  completely through it and set fire to it.  Temperate.  "Was tne deceased a drinking man?"  asked the attorney.  "Well, sor, no," replied Pat. "He war  not, barrin a pint er two av beer" at  the meals an a nip av the owld stuff be-  chune times for his stomach's sake."���������  Philadelphia North American.  RED. WHITE AND BLUE  ?  TRI-COLOR    APPROPRIATED  MANY OF THE  NATIONS.  BY  DnclisliTinfVn Pedigree.  "Has your dachshund a pedigree?"  "Pedigree?    Look  at him.    It makes  him sag to carry it."���������Chicago Record.  ���������?"  'Tried   j'ou!"    roared   the    old    man.  "What do you mean by that?"  "I mean, sir," said the mild voice hurriedly, "that I hardly think it's fair to  condemn me unheard and untried. I  was  led  to  think  you   would  show  me  "Very well, sir," replied Spencer.    "I'll  lay these replies upon your desk iii a few  moments."  "Good," said the old man.  "By the way," said Spencer, "what do  you want - me to say to Van Annum &,  Co.? They make an offer for your stock  of cochineal, jron know."  "Accept it and tell them we'll ship the  'stuff tomorrow."  "I wouldn't do that," said the secretary.  "Eh!" cried the astonished old man.  "You don't seem to know that there is  a corner forming in dyestufi's." said  ���������Spencer, with a slight smile. '.'"Wait a  minute, and I will telephone for the latest  quotations."  He arose as he spoke and stepped into  the outer office and entered the telephone  box.  "It is just as I supposed," he said as he  rejoined the old man. "Cochineal jumped 34 per cent at the opening of the market this morning."  Tho old man turned and went back to  his desk without a word. A moment  later he looked in again.  "That means $2,735 to the good," he  said. "Guess you'll earn your salary all  right." Then he slowly added, "And I  guess I'm getting old."  The sound of an opening door drew his  attention. A radiant vision appeared in  the doorway.    It was Emily.  "Well, papa?" she cried as she stepped  forward.  The old man's lips tightened. "I sent  him packing," he said rapidly. "A most  reprehensible young fellow. You didn't  know him, mj'dear."  Before she could indignantlj- reply an  astonishing apparition appeared in the  doorwaj- of the inner room. It was Sprn-  cer-^-it was Spencer, bareheaded, with a  pen in one hand and a bundle of letters.,  in the other. As he caught her eye he  put his finger to his lips, shook his head  at her over the old man's shoulder, and  drew back.  "Oh, father," was all Emily could say.  "Don't feel bad, my child," said the  old man, with a little tenderness in his  tone. "You'll soon forget him." He  lowered his voice. "I've got a young fellow inside there"���������he jerked his thumb  toward the inner door���������"who is just the  man for you. Smart, splendid family,  good looking, bright as a new dollar.  Saved me ������2,735 this very morning!  Hadn't been at work 20 minutes. Wait  a little, and I'll introduce him."  "Lot me have a look at him!" cried  Emily, and she darted to the door.  "Good morning," she said to Spencer.  "Good morning," answered that smiling  youth, with an eloquent grimace.  Emily turned to her astonished parent.  "He'll do," she said. "Come out here,  sir." And they came forward hand in  hand.  "Bless my soiil!" cried the paralysed  father.  "You are quite right, papa," said Emily. "He is just the man for me. In fact.  I've thought so for some time, and yet  I don't believe you really know who he  is. You are getting reckless, daddy. Tell  him who you are,  Spencer."  The young man gravely straightened  his face.  "I am Spencer Grant of Spencer Grant  & Co., importers of dyestuffs and druggist supplies, and entirely at Mr. Richard  Quarles' service."  "Spencer Grant & Co.!" gasped the old  man as a look of horror came over his  face.    "Then who was the other fellow?"  "I'm afraid," said Spencer gently, "that  it was the highly recommended son of  your old friend."  "Awful!" groaned the old man. "I was  right when I said fathers with one child  are asses.    How can I explain?"  "Suppose you leave the explanation to  your new secretary?" said Emilv.  Sno'jJied Her.  Iu an elevated train sat a dignified,  severe looking lady. In her lap lay  a thick book, whose manila paper cover bore the stamp of the Y., W. C. A.  library. Beside her was a bundle and  beside the bundle a little flat tin ,box.  The seat facing her was occupied, by  a very young man and a Vhite haired  old man, rather nervous,' but with a  kind and interested expression.  As the train slowed up for tlie Fiftieth street station the lady gathered  up her bundle, rose and began to elbow her way through the crowded"  aisle toward the door. The young man  looked at tbe little tin box left on the  scat, but did not budge. The old gentleman no sooner spied it than he grabbed it; stumbled over tho young man's  feet and gently touched the lady's  shoulder, gracefully lifting big bat as  she turned around.    ,  A look at the box and then a look at  him. That was all. The train had  stopped, and there was no time for  words, but that look she gave him was  calculated to have the same effect as  a right arm blow.   And it did.  He sank back into his seat dum-  founded. The young man laughed outright, and the other passengers grinned. Putting on his spectacles, the old  man brought the object near bis eyes,  and the look of amazement on bis.face  gave way to a sickly smile as ho read  in large, gilt letters. "All Tobacco  Cigarettes/] -j_.   A SNAKE  STORY.  Which Cannot Bonst ol a Very Tragic Ending.  "I was always afraid of snakes," said  a Magazine street business man, "and  my natural aversion was considerably intensified b>T an experience several j*ears.  ^ago in Tennessee. I was visiting some  countrj* relatives at a time when red  raspberries were ripe, and the adjacent  .fields were full of the delicious fruit.  Unfortunately rattlesnakes were also  plentiful, and I was warned to keep a  lookout for them.  "One morning I was out before breakfast hunting raspberries and saw some  beauties in a vcrj- thick bush. I thrust  in my hand and almost instantly felt a  sharp, stinging pain on the ball of my  thumb. At the same time I caught sight  of what looked like a rattlesnake, partly  screened by the foli#.ge.  "1 was paralyzed with horror for a moment, and then realized that I. would  have to act quickljr, and tore back to the  farm at top speed. Before I got there  my hand had commenced to swell, nnd  when 'hey saw my condition my relatives were greatlj' alarmed.  ."One of them mounted a horse to go  after a doctor 20 miles away, and meanwhile hot poultices were applied to the  hand. The whole family were rampant  prohibitionists, and there wasn't a drop  of whisky on the place, so poulticing was  all that could be done. I will never forget the agonjr of the hours that followed.  1 suffered excruciating pains all the way  to my shoulder, and high fever set in.  At last tlie doctor arrived, and as soon as  he looked at my hand a queer expression  came over his face.  " 'Rattlesnake bite,' he said curtly;  'how did you get it?'  "I told my story.  "'Hu-ni-m!' he grunted. 'Guess I'll  go and investigate.'  "He came back with a small, crooked,  dead bough with a mottled bark.  "Well, here's j-our snake,' he said  eheerfullj-. 'I found it in the bush where  it bit you.'  " 'But how do you account for this  swelling?'   I  demanded  indignantly.  " 'Easy enough,' said ho. 'There hap-  happens to be a wasps' nest also in the  bush.'  "My fever disappeared in half an hour.  I believe I would rather have been really  bitten than to have undergone the guying I r-r<uved from mv rural relatives."  The Colors Kemitrkuble as Fulfilling Nouo  of tlie Elementary functions of Symbolism���������Distinctive Value Nullified by  Their Adoption by I)iv������i>e Nationalities���������Same Colorn May Celebrate Uri-  tislv Victory or   Duicli   Triuuiiiii.  ��������� The -red, white and blue favors  which recently blossomed forth in  radiant profusion over the length  and breadth of .London under the  stimulating inlliience of our first substantial successes in South Africa,  aays The - Westminster Gazette, are  remarkable as examples of a symbol  which fulfills none of the elementary  functions of symbolism, since its indiscriminate adoption by several diverse nationalities has nullified its  meaning and destroyed its distinctive  value. The colors which are worn  to-day to celebrate a British victorj'  might with equal or greater reason  be displayed for a Dutch triumph, and  in point of prioritj' the best title to  their use probably lies with 'the  Netherland nation, which was the  first to adopt them as a national ensign.  The earliest form of the Dutch  "drerikleur" was, however,'' orange,  white and blue (borrowed from the  heraldic tinctures of William the Stent's family arms), the first-named  color subsequently being changed to  red. The constructive genius of Peter the Great; which was so much imitative as creative, commandeered the  Dutch colors for the flag of his Dutch  modeled navy/ merely changing the  order of the horizontal bands from  red, white and blue to white, blue  and red���������a doubtful heraldic arrangement which, however, remains the  Russian mercantile ensign to this  day.  Previous to this the blending of the  English and Scottish standards- of  St. George and St. Andrew by the  Union of the Crowds had brought the  same three colors into the British national "Jack;" while nearly two hundred years later the infant Commonwealth of North America chanced  upon the identical tinctures in the  blazonry of its star-spangled banner.  The traditional want of observation  attributed to the French in all matters appertaining to foreign countries  probably explains the otherwise remarkable fact that in searching for a  distinctive color device wherewith 'to  typify their revolutionized States  they could hit upon no more original  combination, than the much-bespoken  tricolor, evolved, according to some  authorities, from a blend of the. red  and blue armorial of Paris, with the  white   of  the     old  regime. In' the  earlier, stages of the Republic's history, indeed, the national flag seems  to, have been indistinguishable in its  arrangement from that of the Netherlands, though subsequently the colors  were arranged in the perpendicular  fashion in which they are borne at  the present day.  Blue, red and white form the. national standards of two other European States ��������� Servia and Montenegro; while Liberia and several of the  South American Republics have adopted the same combination. Finally,  the now familiar-"vierkleur" of the  Transvaal and the flag of the Orange  Free State both typify the dominant  Dutch note by three out of their four  component  colors.  FUTURE OF BRAZIL.  Dr. GoitaT Sclimollrr, Who Him "Declared  That  It >1iiHt Kecome a fJreat State  Under German   Influence.  Professor De Gustav Schmoller,  whose declaration that Brazil must  soon become a great state under German influence or otherwise has created a stir in Germany, has been the  rector of the "University of Berlin  since 1897. He is one of the foremost political economists of Europe,  and for 40 years has lectured in German  universities  on political   science,  THE  END SEAT MAN.  One of That Species Has a Very Bad)  Quarter of 'an  Hour.  "Good morning, captain."  This remark was addressed to a stocky'  mdividual with a chin beard by a long,  slender man who was compelled to crowd  past him with much exertion in order to  get a seat in an open street car. ~^ ������'  "Guess you're mistaken." ,_  "Aren't you Captain Streeter?" asked  the other pleasantly.  "No, I aren't Captain Streeter, if it is  any of your business."  "No, I see you are not. I beg his pardon. Captain Streeter may not be over-  clean. Captain Streeter may look like a  dockwalloper trying to put on style, but  he doesn't dye his whiskers."  "So?"  "No. He wears them in their,native  terra cotta.hue."  "Oh, he does!"  "Hold on. There's'an explanation due  you. I called you Captain Streeter because you had squatted on a cUoiee location, and"���������  "I- dou't want any of your explanations."  "Oh, yes, you do. It goes with the seat.  If you had been a little girl or an old  man or an imbecile, I would not have  said a word, but when a 200 pound customer with a blue black tuft on his chin  makes me climb over him before I can  sit down in a public conveyance and talks  back at me disrespectfully when I venture a mild remonstranceT'm going to tell  him my impression of him if the English  language holds together long enough."  "What right have you got to my 'seat,  you spider legged"���������  ."Don't wax belligerent, my,'friend.  This is not a good year, for heroes. I  have seen men kicked from Calhoun  place to Washington street for making  offensive boors of themselves. Some men  are merelj' swinish. Others have besides  a touch of the cur in their composition.  Still others are compounds of tho swine  and the bull terrier. They are greedj',  and they don't know any better than to  hang on. I am inclined to think an end  seat hog is a combination of"���������  , "That's right! Give it to him!" exclaimed an excited passenger two seats  removed from the end. "I had. to clam-  ber**over him too."  "So did I!"-said another passenger.  "What's the row here?" asked the conductor.  "There isn't any row," replied the elongated man. "We are merely taking the  porcine census of this car. We have  enumerated and classified. one hog���������to  wit, end seat hog, located"��������� ���������   ���������    -  With an angry snort the stocky passenger with the blue black chin beard,  quailing under the battery of eyes brought  to bear upon him, swung off the car as it ���������  slowed up at a crossing, and as it sped  onward again his voice was heard rising  in reckless, profane and objugatory declamation. *  One Wlio Is.  Aunt Jane���������Do you think men are realty capable of loving with a deep and sincere affection?  Aunt Hannah���������Are they? You ought  to see my husband gloating over the rare  old bindings in his library!���������Chicago  Tribune.  A Talent For Escape.  "Mrs. Snibbs is such a clever woman;  she has been president of nine different  clubs."  "Well, Mrs. Dubbs is cleverer; she has  been in clubs 15 years and has always  evaded getting into office."���������Chicago Itec-  1 ord.  DR.  GDSTAV SCHMOIXEU.  economics and history. Professor Schmoller was born at Heilbronn in  1838, and studied in the University  of Wurtemberg. In 1S64 he was called to a chair in Halle, and from 1S65  to 1S72 he was dean of the University of Strasburg. In 1SS2 Professor  Schmoller was transferred 'to Berlin  as professor of history of political  science. He is intensely patriotic and  his opinion upon national matters are  of great weight.  I.nrsetit Tree in  tlie   World.  At Mascall, near the foot of Mount  Etna, is to be seen the largest tree  in the world. Its trunk is 304 feet  in circumference. The largest tree  in the United States is said to be  the gigantic tree near Bear creek, on  the north fork of the Tule river, in  California. It measures 140 feet in  circumference. The famous giant  redwood tree in Nevada is 119 feet  in  circumference.  Mr. Aliaferro  Taliaferro.  "I suppose," said a goverriinent clerk  to the man across the table, "that you  have beard of the Virginia family of  Derby which spells its name E-n-  r-o-u-g-h-t-y, as well as tbe Chumleys  of England, but I came across one the  other day that I'll bet a hat you never  heard of. The subject of the sketch  was a Virginian or claimed that he  was, and he was so youthful and unsophisticated that I guess be was telling tbe truth. Children and fools, you  know, have a weakness in tbat regard.  "I met the young fellow on a train  between Richmond and Petersburg,  and we struck up quite an acquaintance. He told me his name was'Tolli-  ver���������Oliver Tolliver���������and I very naturally asked him if he spelled his name  as did the famous F. F. V. Taliaferros,  and he said he did and seemed to be  proud of it. I wms rather proud to be  friendly with one of the name myself  and made myself extra agreeable.  "When he left me at a way station  and bade me goodby, he tendered me  his card and told me he hoped I would  not forget him. I didn't look at the  card till he had gone, and, would you  believe it, the young fellow had his  name spelled to match, as it were, and  it appeared thus, 'Mr. Aliaferro Taliaferro,' which, in my humble opinion,  was getting Oliver Tolliver down pretty fine. Don't you think so too?"���������  Washington Star.  An old Virginia gentleman arose in a  car the other day and with a great  flourish of his slouch hat offered bis  scat to a beautiful and handsomely  dressed woman.   .  "Take my scat, madam," be politely  requested. The lady demurred. "Take  my scat. I beg of. you, madam." be insisted. "I could''not allow a lady to  stand, unless." he added under his  brentb. "she was one of those women's  rights people."  The lady bristled visibly. "I," she  said in a freezing tone���������"! am a 'woman's rights person.' "  "Take my seat just the same, madam." i said  the  gallant  old  gentleman  smilingly.    "You are too good looking.  to be suspected of it if you hadn't confessed."���������Leslie's Weekly.  BANKERS AND  BROKERS. . . .  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG  '-������  4  i  '111  ,i[  ���������ft:'  y.tl  to   ,;  to   ������������������'������������������  t '���������  to  to  to       jJ  to   .)  to  * ���������;  <������   ,-;���������  to    '  to   .-.;  $  Ok  Stocks and bonds bought, sold and   ^  carried  on  margin.    Listed /j\  mining stocks carried fli  ^&9$&&&Z$$&$&$&$$&*&>&Z  *������ 4  I  J  $  1  r'V  THE CUMBERLAND HEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  HAVE YOU A DIAMOND?  WILD BEASTC  IN   BATTLE.  In  ���������  Two  Panthers   and   a   Sea   Lion  Fislit to the  "Death.  Among all tights of wild beasts perhaps the most terrible are those in  which the combatants belong to different elements. The struggle then seems  peculiarly wanton and unnatural. Not  long ago two men on a small island off  the Californian coast declare that they  witnessed such a battle. The men  were amusing themselves watching  the.antics of a number of sea'lions on  a reef when all at once the creatures  began' to bellow in alarm and dived  into the water. One huge fellow alone  stood bis ground and moved his head  slowly, as if watching.  A moment later the men saw creeping from- the shadow of a rock two  large panthers, which had evidently  swum over from ,the mainland in  search of prey.  Simultaneously the panthers leaped  upon their enemy and a terrible combat ensued. For,.,nearly 30 minutes it  went on, till tlie reef was skirted with  crimson foam.  Twice the lion struck a panther  squarely with his flipper and knocked  bim a dozen-feet away. But the great  cats kept to their work, and finally one  of them buried his teeth in a flipper of  tbe sea lion, aud store it off with a single savage tug. ���������  Bellowing hoarsely with pain and anger, , tbe wounded bull caught the  "panther's1'throat between its jaws and  dragged him into the water, but the  \ big brute was weak from loss of blood.  Tbe panther escaped, and, with its  mate, swam off for ^the mainland  across the harrow channel, -wliile the  sea lion struggled out toward the oceaii  to die.  The men went down to examine the  field of battle. A hole deep enough to  bury a horse bad been dug in the soft  mud, while the sho'*e was stained blond  red.  Some Interesting;    Advice   Ai   to   How Ui  Teat Its   Authenticity.  Although you may not be an expert at precious stones, says the  London Daily Express,,, there are  three ways in winch you can tell  whether a diamond is real or not .  First boil the stone in boracic acid  to preserve the polish upon tlie surface of the' stone. Then heat the  jewel in a ,gas flame and drop it into  some cold water while it is hot. If  if is' a real diamond it will stand  the test without cracking to pieces.  If an imitation, the stone will crack  and crumble into pieces. The second  method is as follows:  Take a, cup of water���������a' black- cup,  guttapercha or any dark stone cup  is the best���������and drop two stones into the'water, the one a ^diamond, or  supposed diamond, . arid the other,  which is known to be ordinary crystal. The diamond, if a true one,  will shine a clear white through the  water and will be clearly visible,  while the other stone will blend with  the water in such a way as to be almost,  imperceptible   in   the   water.  Another plan is to procure a surface  of striped , paper���������rod and white  strips are the most suitable���������and  pass the suspected stone very slowly over its surface., If the colors  show, throusrh the stone it is some  variety   of  crystal   nnd   not   d'omond.  A real diamond will not show  variety of colors, but will look  same over the red as well' as  white stripes.  ti-.fi  tbe  the  State op Outo, City of Toleoo, *  Lucas ( oun-ty, j  Frank J. Cfiexey makes oath that he 1b the  senior partner of the linn of F. J. Cheney &  Co., doing business in the Citv of Toledo,  County and State afovesnid, and that said firm  -will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of catarrh that  cannot be curea by the use of Hall's Catakkh  Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before me and subscribed in my  presence, this Cth day of December, A. D., 1888.   . A. W. GLE A SON,  ���������{eisAr.J- ' Notary Public  Hall's Catnrvh. Cure is tak n internally and  ������ct3 directly on the l.lood and mucous surfaces  of the system. . Sen'l tor testimonials, tree.  F. J CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggist', Ire.  Hall's Family Piils are the best.  student.  c  O������tcof the Orrtinnry.   ,  "I think we ought to give this wedding  a display head on the first page," said the  city editor. '     ' '  "Out of the ordinary, is it?" asked the  managing editor.  "Well, I should say it was." answered  the city editor. "Why, there was no  'bower of roses,' no 'floral bell,' no 'wide-,  spreading canopy,' no 'blushing bride,'  nothing 'beautiful in its simplicity.' no  'solemn strains' to the wedding march.  no"-  "Enough!" cried the managing editor.  "Double lead it and give it a scare head.  Tt's the only one of the kind."���������-Chicago  Post.    BE THERE A WILL, WISDOM POINTS  THE WAY.���������The sick man pines for relief,  but he dislikes sending for the doctor, which  means bottles of drugs never consumed. He  has not the resolution to load his stomach  with compounds which smell villainously  and taste worse. But if he have the will to  deal himself with his ailment, wisdom will  direct his attention to Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills, which as a specific for indigestion and  disorders of the digestive organs, have no  equal.  The Bears of ICa^ialc.  The biggest bears in the world are to be  found on Kadiak island, in the gulf of  Alaska, south of the great shoulder of  ���������orritory that stretches out into the .Partite. The Kadiak hears are of the polar  .breed, perfectly white, with long, heavy  fur. and at full growth are twice as large  as the ordinary black bear;  A    >i <>. t;.  .> ii. e   t.  The liev. Dr. Ritchie, oi Edinburgh,  .though a very cither man, ene'e i^ol  his match. When examining a siu-  dent as to the classes he hau attended, he said: "And you atumcVd u.o  class   for   mathematics?"  "Yes."  "J-JLow  many  sides  has  a  circle?"  "Two,"   said   the  "What aro  thoyV  What a laugh in t.'ie court the student's answer produced when he  said:      "An   inside   and , an   outside!"  The doctor next inquired: "And  you attended the moral philosophy  class,  also?"'  "Yes."  "Well, you would hear lectures  various subjects. "Did you c  hear  one  on   cause and  effect?"  "Yes."  "Docs   an   effect   ever   go   before  cause?"  "Yes."  "Give  mc  an   instance."  "A man  wheeling a  barrow."  The doctor then sat down and pro  posed no more questions.  KITCHEN   HINTS.  A tablespoonful Is measured'level.  To divide tablespoonful in halves,  make a clean cut lengthwise of bowl,  rejecting what you do not want.  ,. To divide tablespoonful into fourths,  make a, cross cut through remaining  half. Repeat to get one-eighth in same  manner. The same rule applies to teaspoon. *  Eggs are slightly beaten when they  will run from tbe tines of a fork when  picked up.    They are not separated.  Eggs are well beaten when they are  light and lemon colored.  To blend seasonings, sift them thoroughly .together before adding them to  mixture.  To chop parsley, pick leaflets from  stems, wring dry in small piece of  cheesecloth and chop fine on corner of  meat board, using small paring knife.  To butter crumbs,- if crumbs are soft,  use one-third cup of melted butter to  one cup of crumbs. If stale, use one-  fourth cup of butter to one of crumbs,  tossing lightly with fork to distribute  butter evenly.  To shred raisins, remove seeds with  fingers first dipped in waier. Do not  put raisins into water. Cut them into  narrow strips with shears.  Measurements.���������A cupful is all the  cup will hold, leveled with a knife.���������  What to Eat.  I was cured  of Acute Bronchitis  by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  J. M. CAMPBELL.  Bay of Islands.  I was,cure<l of Facial  Neuralgia  by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  WM. DANIELS.  Springhill, N.S.  I was enred of Chronic Rheumatism  by MINARD'S LINIMENT.  GEORGE TINGLEY.  Albert Co., N.B.  Minaif s Liniment Cures Bums, Etc.  A   liom.irkablti   t'ompiitati������n.  It is stated that Prof. Pellman,  of the University, of Bonn, has discovered and identified 709 descendants of a woman named Kola Jourke,  a chronic drunkard, who was born in  1740 and died in 3S00. Seven of her  descendants have been ��������� convicted of  assassination, and .70 others for  chronic criminalty, 144 were beggars  fay profession, 61. lived on public  charity, and 1S1 were women living  by sin. In police charges, and in  court, asylums, and prison expenses,  it is said that this family alone has  cost the German Government a sum  of ������300,000.   UNARM LINIMENT Relieves Neuralgia.  Husband (airily; they had just returned from their wedding trip)���������  If 1 am not home from the club���������ah  ���������ten,   love,   you   won't   wait���������  Wife (with appalling firmness)���������  No,  dear;  I'll  come for you.  He was home by 9.-15 sharp.���������Tit-  Bits.'  The great demand for a pleasant, safe and  reliable antidote for all affections of' the  throat and lungs is fully met with in Bickle'a  Anti-Oonsuinptive Syrup. It is a^nurely  Vegetable Compound, and acts promptly  and magically in subduing all coughs, colds,  bronchitis, inflammation of the lungs, etc.  It is so palatable that a child will not refuse  it, and is put at a price that will not exclude  the poor from its benefits.  Dans-era of the Day.  "That was a mean trick Harry played  Louise."  , "What was it?"  "Why, he disguised himself as a census  MINARD'S UNIIKNT for Sale Eyerywlere.  Honest.  is the most  GLEANINGS.  on  cr.  a  A   ������'.il������������.t 11 Ii rt!   I'm-    Mnil.  Household Words : For years chemists have been trying to prepare an  easily digested substitute for meat.  A great sensation was created in Germany last spring by the announcement that a professor at Bonn hrixl  succeeded in preparing an albuminous  powder which is called tropon, and  one pound of which, he claimed,  would be equal to five pounds of  meat, or one hundred eggs, while  cosling only 70 cents. Experiments  were made in hospitals, with the  the result, so it stated, that nearly  all the . patients prospered so v^ll  that they preferred the tropon to  meat when allowed their choice. Tropon is now mixed with various foods  A roll made with dour conta. ng 5  per cent, oi It equals in ni. riu'v*  value live eggs or half a pound of  meat.        ^>   .A  A Fnlsc" Front.  "Pa. our new dog is awful d'ceitful.",  "How. Tommy?"  "Why.   when   he   barks   at   peopl"   he  wa<-js his fail'."���������Exchange.  These two desirable qualifications, pleasant to the taste and at the same time effectual, are to be found in Mother Graves' Worm.  Exterminator.   Children like it.  ( llelil I.-..1    ,.     l ii in ;.i������ m;;.  Chemical rainmaking has another  success to its credit. It was tried in  Warronsburg, Mo., three times last  year, and each experiment was followed by a good shower, so th.u  when corn began to suffer again this  year it was decided to try it once  more. A fund was raised' recently  and Work begun the following Wednesday afternoon. Thursday nignt  a heavy rain fell. Sulphuric acid and  zinc are used. -These generate. .. hydrogen,, which is lighter than air  and rises. The theory is to induce  a storm centre'by establishing an upward current' cf air. The',experiment  cost less than $100, and the resulting rain was worth many thousands  of dollars.  Medical men in Italy derive so much oi  their income from foreigners that most of  the students now learn to speak English  and German.  Soil was brought up from a depth of  326 feet from a coal mine in Belgium,  and from it sprouted weeds of a species  unknown to botanists.  Originally a town or a warship fired  off its guns on, the approach of friendly  strangers, to show that they had such  faith in the visitors' peaceful intentions  they didn't think it necessary to keep  their guns loaded.  The committee appointed by the Massachusetts legislature to consider the advisability of purchasing the Daniel Webster estate at Marshfield, Mass., for conversion into a public park has made an  unfavorable report on the project.  Aluminium has just been used for the  construction of a new fireproof curtain to  be used in the opera house of Besancon.  The curtain is 60 feet wide by 54 feet  high, and its total weight, composed of  aluminium sheets one-twelfth of' an inch  thick, will be 4,000 pounds.  The czar's question whether it would  not be advisable to limit or entirely stop  the banishment of criminals to Siberia  has been answered in the negative by  most of the heads of departments.  Among the reasons given is that lynching would become more frequent if the  culprits were not exiled.  A CLEAR, HEALTHY SKIN.���������Eruptions  of the skin and the blotches which blemish  beauty are tho result of impure blood caused  by unhealthy action of the Liver and Kidneys. In correcting this unhealthy action  and restoring the organs to their normal  condition, Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will  at the same time cleanse the blood, and the  blotches and erupiions will disappear without leaving any trace.  THE   DRESS  MODEL.  A veritable irritable man left his  house one morning to attend a race  meeting some distance oil', says the  London Globe. In order that he  might have enough money to pay his  hotel bill he tied a sovereign in the  corner of his handkerchief. In the  train he drew his handkerchief from  his pocket and noticed the knot in  the corner. "Now," he said to himself, "what was it I wished to remember?" Much thought failed to  enlighten him upon the point, and  at last in a fit. of passion he hurled  the handfferchief out of the window.  Then he remembered.  Knix-k   in   v. m-t    ^ c irin;-.  If you wish to acquire distinction  in dress with your separate waists  see to it that there is some relation  in color between the skirt and the  bodice. The black skirt with bright-  colored waist's, which have no black  in their composition. is no longer  considered swell. For example, a  blue and fa.wn checked silk blouse is  very good style with either a fawn  or a black cloth skirt, while with'  black it would be very ordinary.���������.St.  Louis  Republic.  ;e.  His Reason.  She    (slyly)���������How    is    it���������er���������Geoi  that you hav*e. never thought seriously of  getting married?  George (dreamily)���������I have nhv:ij>  thought seriously of it. That's why I'm  a hach'.'ioi-.���������!mid.  When all other corn preparations fail, try  Holloway's Corn Cure. No pain whatever,  and no inconvenience in using it.  'I'lm   I>i-.-1111:>  in India.  In India the theatres are all free.  The curtain rolls up at 9 o'clock at  night, and never comes down until 5  the next morning. It usually requires seven nights to present a  generally take their  and go to sleep be-  play  drama.   People  beds  with  them  tween   the   acts.    The   favorite  in India is the  presentation     of  exploits of some god.  the  Cromwfill's   Uaby  Clothes.  Some interesting relics of Oliver  Cromwell were sold in London recently, among the most curious articles being the clothes worn by him  when a baby. On one of the caps is  -worked in fine embroidery the words  "Sweet Bab: don't cry," and the date  1599, that being the year Cromwell  was born.  A Sing-le One Escaped.  Rev. Cyrus Townsend Brady, in narrating the experiences of "A Missionary  In tbe Great West," recalls in The Ladies' Home Journal his visit to a town  which had been more or less abandoned for 12 years.  "I could not," he says, ���������'find a single  member of the church left except one  old lady who had been bedridden for a  number, of years. 'Yes,' she said in answer to my inquiry, T am still a member of the Episcopal church, I reckon.  We did have about a dozen members  once. There was'��������� And she called  over a number of names. I interrupted her in each case by asking what  had become of them. 'She's joined tbe  Latter Day Saints,' was the answer  when the object of my question had  neither removed nor died. Tt seems to  me everybody has joined the Latter  Day Saints,' I commented. 'Yes,' she  replied; 'most every one. They had a  revival here and got them all except  me.' 'Why didn't they get you?' I asked. 'I reckon because I was bedridden,  and they could not get at me,' she said  frankly."   The Miser's View.  The Philanthropist���������Happiness is composed of two things.  The Miser���������So it is. Money and riches.  ���������Syracuse Herald.  FOB NINE YEARS.���������Mr. Samuel Bryan,  Thedf ord, writes: " For nine years I suffered  wilh ulcerated sores on my leg; I expended  over $100 to physicians, and tried every  preparation I heard of or saw recommended  for such disease, but could get no relief. I at  last was recommended to give Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil a trial, which has resulted,  after using eight bottles (using it internally  and externally), in a complete cure. I believe it is the be=t medicine in the world, and  I write this to let oiheio know what it has  done for me."  One of the favored French trimmings  this season is colored lace matched to tho  shade of the gown.  The perennial Eton and bolero jackets  take a very prominent place among the  dominating styles of the summer.  Severity of style in summer gowning  exists only among tailor made costumes,  and even these show fanciful effects on  the jacket and vest.  For boating, yachting and mountain  wear inexpensive suits aro made of llus-  sian linen crash of ecru flax shades.  They are slightly rough, but cool aud  very strong and durable.  The display of pure white waists is  this season extremely large and varied.  The finest mulls, batistes, swiss muslins,  organdies, nainsooks, linen lawns and  other sheer, beautiful fabrics are used in  their making. .'������������������.'.'  A shepherdess hat of cream' colored  fancy straw is trimmed with pale blue  tulle nnd hydrangea blossoms of natural  size and coloring. The effect of the pinkish lilac shades against the folds and  loops of airy blue tulle is'charming.  The skirts are beautifully shaped and  trimmed this year and ;tro ready to be  hung from a narrow muslin or ribbon  belt. It is possible to get a very pretty  all white gown nicely trimmed and finished for less than .?10. decidedly less than  the fabric, garniture and making would  cost.  High folded corselets made of clan tartan sash ribbon are worn with gowns of  black or white barege, grenadine, eta-  mine, eolionne or fawn or beige nuns'  veiling and gypsy cloth. Some are made  with the corselet alone, others are finished with sash <n>ds that fall to the skirt  hem.   SlKiUld   ������lnl   ���������������.-l-ili <> u r.   15m   l;urnt-<l ?  Should the preacher burn his old  sermons? The question is asked us  many times. The answer depends on  the sort of preacher. If he is one  that has grown we should say r;o,  decided^'. If he is the other kind, let  him burn them, by all means. Some  sermons, no doubt, are good enough  to preach again to a congregation,  and such as are not may be \ery  profitable to an audience of one���������  the preacher himself. If'.they are very  thin and limp and tame, they are  likely to be all the more suggestive  In the light of fuller knowledge and  experience the things they tried to  say can be better said. Why not say  them better, an-d thus by the stronger years of ministry atone for the  weaker? Many a sorry skeleton can  be nourished into robustness by the  developed mind.���������New York Examiner.  taker ai?.d  Record.  found out her age."���������Chicago  Compensation.  Maud���������We are going to spend the summer at the Hillside House, in the Maroon  mountains.  Irene���������I was there a month or two last  year. It's a pleasant place, but I' don't  like the table. They serve such weak,  coffee.  Maud���������Yes, I know the coffee's weak,  but hammocks are strong.���������Chicago Tribune.  honest  man  Jones���������Smith-  I ever saw.,,-  Brown���������Why?  Jones���������He can pass a man selling extras without trying to read the headlines  ���������Harvard Lampoon. ���������    .  MAUD'S LINIMENT Cures DanlM  The  Clevwr Old   Hoy:  A van laden with lamp glasses had  collided with another vehicle in the  Strand, creating a tremendous crash.  Lamp glasses, though expensive to,,  buy, are very cheaply manufactured^  but the bystanders were quite awestruck by the damage done, and considerable sympathy was felt with the  driver. An, elderly gentleman, of benevolent aspect, eyed the driver compassionately,- and .then said: "My.  poor man, I suppose you will have 1 o  make good the loss out, of your own  pocket?"-  "Ah, that I shall," returned the  van driver,  dejectedlj'.  "Well," said the, generous philanthropist, "hold out your hat. There  is a shilling for you, and I dare say  some of/these gentlemen will give you  a helping hand, too."  The van driver held out his hat,  and the sympathizers contributed liberally, and when the contributions  ceased he, emptied the contents into  his pocket, and with a knowing1 wink  to a friend among the byst-anders,  pointed' to the retreating figure of  the disinterested philanthropist, and  said slowly : ''Ain't he a cute 'un.  'That's our governor."  U������TfKr.ANA " EELIANCE  CIGAR  lUawiriA.,     FACTORY, Montreal  The True State of the Trade.  Simmons���������This poetry of yours���������do  you get paid for every line?  Timmins���������No; only about one line in a  hundred.���������Indianapolis. Press.  HOTEL BALMQRAL.^a^p grEeg.Ti^S;  ANDERSON PRODUCE CO., LIMITED  WINNIPEG, MAN.  GREEN  FRUITS AND PRODUCE  Highest Cash Price paid for Butter and  Eggs. All mail orders for fruit promptly  attended.   Satisfaction guaranteed.  THE NATIONAL LIFE  ASSURANCE CO. OF CANADA  Issues nn Ideal   Policy.  write to NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK  '   M^rs. Manitoba and N. W. T.,   (  Winnipeg, Man.  Or to RO UT. "DICKSON, General Agent,  o   Winnipeg, Mail.  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc. ���������  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue  60j illustrations mailed free. Write us for anything in Music or Musical Instruments.  Wnaley Royce & Co., Tor^tnK:&  Manufactured by THOS. "LEE, Winnipeg,  Western Canada  Business  The Forum,  Winnipeg, Man.  College  Best Systems.  Individual  Capable" Staff.  Instruction.  Evening classes now organized. 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QQMOX     FAIR.  jPRl&E   IilSS.  eattle-,Durham bull, -W R  .Robb,   ,1st. ;  "Cow, W Maihie8on>.lls:   aud .2nd..     Jersey  fbull, aged, ;l.dt.A:0Jro.hurt-1'v2fid, Wpi Le'w.a;  ll y������ar o[di,ldti A.Ufquhurt;  cow,    1st   and  i2ad A J^ranhar<;;   heifer,    1st   and  2nd A  tUrquharv; calf, '1st A JJrq.harfc.    Holstein  bull, aged, 1st S/F'Crawford;   2 yrsjlat-S F ;  ?13i/iwford; ,1 yr, ist Wesley .Hodyaon;   cow, :  i-K-aged,:.lst W ^l'Athesoi5,';2u'd. 'S.'JB* /Crawford; :  7  ^������ifer,jlst Si'* Crawford.: Grade, cattle, cov^j  ;   Xst A JGTfquhart, 2ud John Bukeley;  b ifer, \  l^yri^aat Joa   Mo^  S jSbeifej,Siyr,Joa   MoPhue,' 2nd AL ^ g.  ifram,; calf,   lpc SA  LidnighiinV, 2nd- fc>   F  i:Cp������wford;  beef   .auimal,^ .lat   and   2nd  A  c>ijidinghani;.yoke of.oxen, 1st A Lidmgham ;  7777: Horso���������������Mare with foal at foot, 1st Jarnea  :    .Pwkia; colt, .1 yr, 1ftt Ball%& Clarke;   suck-  .;.r:.:<^iiBg'boit|.'ilBt--Thps^'Beckehsell,    2nd   James  {sPirkin;: draft tean), '1st  W H  Grieve,   2nd  :i:  WilliamjLi^iB^tallibn, 'ist'Wm .Jlubaud;  :':.-,'.;<pj|t,; 1 yi:,Jl>itJPho3 iKudson; cult,   suckiug,  l,li������t WRoyv Sgnd^Ed Oreech'j general   pur-  :;{;p^8e team^:(lst .Thos Cairns; horse, .'ist Wmj\  ^Reiumon, 2nd W; H Grieve: uiare with leal  :y������t foot, .lat Alex Urquhart, 2nd Win Roy;  ^'polt,2 yi-^lst R McQaillau,;,! yr old, Tho  / /Hudson, 1st; colt sucking, .1st A , Urquhart;  '7x������2n<l: ,R McQuillan; buggy horse, 1st A  SS^Ufrquharfc, :2nd Dr Millard; Rev T Menzies'  |>3lor8c highly recommended. Saddle horso,  ftp -^>t J^mosParkin^ wtdking horse, 1st Thos  .;;.:sCairuB';2:.d J AHalliiay. <;   '     ''.' '.'.^ -.''";'V.  ��������� '.,<=-; Sheep���������'Shorpshire;"-.���������   ram   lamb,, 1st    A  r;S'lUrquhart; 2 ewes, aged,, lot'' ��������� ���������&'��������� Utquhart  S   '2jiwc8, shearlings,   1st A .'Urq'uharc,-,2nd K  i   iB*lmer; ram lamb, lstiClarke   &   Btdl; ewe .  ^;J]������iub, jlst and^?ud, A dlJrqubart;      ;  - "'    fPjgs���������7tJ<frksdir!������, boar aged, 1st  AUrq.-.  /',   *h*rt, 2nd(Clarke, ���������& Ball; sow with litter, lut  SSlF Childt*; 2 pigs under   9 inos, luc.J-H.Hal-  liday,-2i.d W Hodgson.  Poultry���������Turkeys, 1st "Ed   Creech, 2nd 0  ,*B; idgea; ducks, 1st T Cairns,    ?.ud T   Turn-  bull; ducks, rouen, 1st John   Buckley,. 2nd  7iEd Creech; geese, 1st C   Bridges,   2nd ��������� jfOd  'Creech; langshan,   1st   D   Roy;   Plymouth  jRock, 1st Th������3 Beokenseli,   2nd.C   Bridges;  while Plymouth  Rouk, 1st   J A   Ballid&y;  -*yrown legborn, 1st T Cairns, ������ud W Hod}.,-  tun; white leghorn; 1st Thos Cairns; vvyan-  .dottes, 4������t J A Halliday;   black   midorcas,  ;lst Ed Creech; bamarns, JLstJSd Cteech, 2nd  .C Bridges; best poultry display,  -S Phillips.  Bqtter, 2,1b rolls, lat G-eo'Hetherbeil, ,2rid  "Jrljas S Lewis, 3rd VV R  Robb;   packed,last  TCairus, 2nd   Thos   Wslliams,   3rd ��������� Byron  .Crawford; print, 3 lbs, 1st   F   Child*,   2nd  John   Knight,    3rd  Jos   McPhee;    special  .   ^trze by W W B Mclnnes of ������20 divided between F Childs and A McMillan; cheese, 1st  A Urquhart, 2nd W Lewis.  ;Caubage, lat T Turnbull, 2nd G Leighton;  Vuruius, 1st, A 'Urquhart,   2nd   W R Robb;  -carrots, 1st R McQuillan, 2nd  B Crawford;  corn, 1st ii Crawford, 2nd  T Turnbull; par-  ���������nips, .lat Rev Mtuzies,    2ud    B  Crav/ford;  beets, 1st John Bukeley, 2nd   B   Crawford;  tfjoWy, lat Geo Roc; squash, 1st T Williani3  .Stud J A Halliday;   pumpkins, 1st B Crawford, 2nd J A Halliday; veg   marrow, 1st J  Knighc, 2"d R McQuillan.; tomatoes, I35 W  Hodgson, 2nd T   Cairn.s;   cucumbers, lut G  ���������JRoe, 2nd  B   Cra,w,ford;     caulitlour,    1st   J  Kuight; yellow .onions;   Lit R  McQuillan;,  ���������ind W Hodgson; red   onions, 1st T  Cairnr,  ���������2nd R Wei zies; shallots, Jst T   Coirna, 2id  ���������BCiawforfi,; cifrion, .lscT .Cvirns:   2nd \V J  Miller; benrp, lzi a  A Hai'.day, 2nd   Rob';  McQui lai.; .- ��������� ks, 1st Geo Roe.  Sheaf wheat, 1st T Turnbull, 2nd T  Cairns; shea! :ur\ey, let J Kui^hc, 2nd T  Cairue; sheaj i-uts, jl3t J A Halliday, 2ud A  Urquharr; spring wheat, 1st T. Tutnbud,  g d A Lidmgham; ^ buahel white oatu, lu.t  Jos McPhee, 2nd J" A Hdlid -.y; black oacs,  1st J A Hiillidsyj white peas, 1st J KrnSjit.;  (c,oJ .fleeds ,and grains, 1st J K-nght; pota^oo.-s  bj.rbauik, jl't T Ce,irn^; early rose, 1st T  ���������Cabrna, 2nd J Mundell; hebron, 1st J A  Halliday; elephant, "1st S Pii.rcy, 2nd J rV  Halliday,; iate ruse, d.st T ^-"ieicy: new variety, 1st .J A Haii'iday; Sad VV ilnbahd;  Sy..cdes, il-sb.J Muuoell, 'hid Clarke & Bal ������������������  m ngoldf, lung, 1 t A Ui-qubarc, -2nd J a.  Hu.-Jid-.yj fiiigar beets, Jst J A Hailida3 ;  ci-1 vegetable.0, 5st-J A Halliday, wins Pri-.r  9c ��������� <j. pm.i.-, aii-Uiiyor Chill'u ..plough, 2-.id J  . ^ light; eisfclu3'0 ,c-;ru, 1st J A .';LaILula\'.  -.'oil A U'q'ib.'irt.  Fruit���������Ap.J-'le*. gano; !jsfc T.   Piercy:, 'jS.'o.  ������ ^>iiv ;.������t  VV  jluciiie,    2nd  L'iercj ;.  yyavt^istein, 1st VV Matheson, 2nd J Mun-  ���������d-d!; mow, 1st Clarke & Ball, 2nd T Cairns j  plate late, 1st W Biickie, 2nd J" Bechensell;  ,goldeu ru.ssets,a������t T/Pisrcy, 2nd W Bnc]-.i^:  Roxbury-rnsset's,'' 1st John Hawkins; baid-  win, Ist T Cairns, 2nd W Backie; nortnern  spy, 1st G Hetherbell, .2^(1 -Thos .Piercy;  king ThornukiiiB co, ;l.st S Piercy, 2nd A.M  Milian; greening, 1st J A Prichard; Alexander, 1st.W'vP^ojV 2nd,-APnchard; niaidens  blush, 1st W Badue; wealthy, .1st Geo  HethVrbell, :2nd'J M.undell; glori-e de mandi,  l.-fc T Piercy,.2nd Alb Graham: Ben Davis,  1 t VV Baikie, .2nd A M Milian; hell Sowe*.,  l7t VV. Biikie, 2ndfD Iioy; riba..h peppiii,  1st Gi-o Roe,;2ud VV Baikiercanad reinette,  .1st T.Cairm,; late, %at W Baikie, .Sad; ,T  BockcQsell: four laigest, 1st W Baikie, ��������� 2nd  lv Cairns; cralw, In'', VV Matheson, 2nd 'T ���������  Turnbull; Bar'tlett pours, -lat W Baikie,.2nd  John Piercy, buerre' do anjou, 1st A' M  Milian; wiuter uellis, 1st J A Hallidaj.j  wakefield, .1st. J Mundell; flemish beauty, lat  T Cvirna; -Louies de Jersey,-1st 3? Piercy,  2nd T Cairns; plumes, damson, 1st T Cairns  'late, 1st. W ,R --Robb; dessert, -1st John ,  Piercy, 2nb W Mathe>������'OD; x^e^er'-'^fiij 1st W *  Mathe-ion; yello^-erfg, 1st J Mundell, 2iid  T Cai'rna; red egg, 1st A McMillan, 2nd T  Cairns; Coe's golden drop, A, McMillan;  lombard, dsf W R Robb, 2nd A McMillan;  bra,dshaw, 1st T-Cairn9,,'3nd W;-Roy; prunes  1st W Baikii;,-2nd j A Halliday; grapes, J  Mundt-11, peaches, T Piercy; col of fruit, -W  B"-ikiE:; 5 plate3 winter apples, 1st WBaikie,  the society prize of 1-2 fruit trees.  Dahlias, WR  :Rnl>b;. pansies   '1st W ;R  Robb, .2nd J Halliday; roses, W". R  .Robb;  gladiolus, W R Robb; stocks, W  R -Robb;  asters,'-J-Halliday; ,ff/eet peas, lat. R Robb,  2nd J McPhee; fuchsia, J McPhee; geranium  J McPhee; sp fuchsia,   A   Urquhart;   table  bouquet, R Robb; hanging basket, J  Halliday; coll begonias, isc   J,Berkeley,   2nd  A  Urpuhs-rt; coil roses, C H Ryder's  prize and  floral display McLennan -fe McFseley's j)rize  to VV R Robb; loaf bread, Calgary flour,'"D  Rt;y; best loaf, Weiler's prjz., W Roy; loaf,  any flonr, B Crawford; coll bread and cake--,  1st T Turnbull, .2nd Mrs.'. E    Duncan;   coll  |  bread and cakes, baker's, H  Lucas and dip--  lorna; coll bottled fruit,  1st '��������������� Anley,   2ud  J. Halliday, jellies,   1st F Auley,    2nd  J A  Halliday; jams, J. Halliday, pickles, T Turn'/  ,buij;-viuegai;,Tsr T Williams, 2nd J Kiiight  honey in comb, 1st,G Roe, 2nd  C  Bridge?; (j  collof-bottle :.fruit, ..j-ims'   and  jellies, J)ox  biscuit given by M"R^-Sjnith &  Co,   (winiier  not given.)        .V '  Child's dress, Mrs S Dun'can^ table cover,  lat H-Smith, 'gp.d T JlJairuf: -table : scarf, 1st  T Tun-puli, 2nd T Cairns; ^ceutrc piece, *l'..it  A .Urquh art, .-2nd W Robb; pair di ;y ley a, A ;  Urquhart-^ photo    frame, 1st H   Smith,   sr,  2nd -Rev*iSMeazies;   embd shps, T   Cairns; ���������  buttonholes, Mrs  -E Duncan,   pillow   slips,:.".  girls', T Cairns; hem hakf,  1st A McMill-i-!,  '2nd jno   Piercy;    toilet;   set,    H Smithy.:.;  ' nnderciothiug, T .Williams;   ladies'   wi-apj-  Mrs -E Dune; a,- child's dress, Mrs E Duncan   '  ineri's   shirh}    Mrs E    Duncan;    white   hed  quilt,'T Wilgiams; patch   work quilt, ���������!&���������; J  McPhee, 2nd T Williams; comforter, J McPhee. wcol stockings, Mrs E ���������"Dimoan.;   pair  socks, 1st Mr.s "E Duncan, :2nd T    William.''-;  fancy knitting, W J Millor;  darned  stocking, 1 M.rsE -Duncaa,'.2nd J Berkeley; craay  work, 1st A McMillan. 2nd T  Cairns;   rug,  T...Williams, tea cosy, 1st A Uiqnhart, -2.id  Rev T Menzies: pin cushion, -1st WS Robb  2nd W Roy; head   rest, -1st 'A"McMdlan,,  2nd Rev T Meuztes; pencil drawing,   Mrs E  Duncan;   caayon,    Miss     Willimar;   water  color, Miss Willifiv-r: oii p:>ntit>g,   ,lat Miss  Willimar, 2nd W 'i;.o\?;-ii;;iia'a drawing, l&'fc'  and 2ud M Beech.; penmanship, Mies   Matthews; coll rnttrine. ui.c.:.,, T Rridges: canary  bii'd, J McPhee.; map drawing, Miss E Bate,  1st and ,2nd. ' '   : -O ,   FROM THE BOER .SIDJE.  Some Humors nnd Side-Lights   on   tho  South African  "S^ar.  Landon Daily Mall  Correspondence.  Every ivnr brings in its wake distress  and misery untold, but of all wars, n JJocr  mil- Is most prolific In unaffected humor.  Tho Hocris'contempt for discipline and  authority i* .pi-ovcrbial; neither he nor bis  siHM-i-ior oD'tcer undia'staii'ls tlie art of s'.-av  iu liiiit .s'.-nse, nnd so fatally -c:m his luili-  viiltia! iulluoiiH! bo exorcised adversely  n;;iiiust thos'.* comiuatnlin^ him, so strong  is his i:!:uni!shr.ess and close knit, his f.-muiy  ties. ilia; ii v,-, u!d be a piirticu:a-.ly voii'-un..-  s'-p.:^ li-.-id cornet that -vould dare to play  I iraco.  The earlier days of th<, ^r-publican picnic  tu Nalai saw scenes af shaniolvss licun -e,  ^hiifli would Jiave : been amusing if thoy  lad not. been painful and degrading in n  pjojilu not ent/rely lawless and destitute  of gix.d  qualities.  At Dundee a tr.'iop of Boers wero loading  U]) thirteen pianos! On General Lukas  Meyer rounmstrat in-g.against such -ivholesa'.e  lirigandage, they bluntly told him he might  "loop naar -/yn -uio'er"���������a rough "iaal" -in-  .innction inLiuiating that he might go and  be   barged.  I d(jnlit -whether until quite recently many  J'.neL-;; took the war seriously. One evening  in January .last, en a spur of the giant  I.Siibii! wanha. overlooking the Neutral  '.;,-!mi!, at I-aOysmith. I came .upon a Utreciit  oiiti>ost. A raw, callow vouih of ma more  tbaii sixteen j-ears, was this '''brand wuclit,"  a?al !'.e asked me to help him inif.-i-'iret the  iiu'-auing of a writ; en order sent duwn from  tbe be.-ut laag'.r. which he v.-ms laboriu;is!y  speiiinu- out., '.l'lut fiaper sa'-'i in et'lV.'t. that  l-hiLili.-'i; spies and Kaitir runners iver,- con-  i.iiiualiy er--cjii>:g through the !.:oer lines  lo 111i 1;��������� ��������� i- ai. ("hieve'ey. ib;it: extra vigilance  was imposed. ,���������!,.] -hat if at a ihinl ehal-  '(���������iig-.-   :;;������������������   s.-iii.-iraet'iry   i.1 n<V''-'.v     -"vjif;   r'ive',!.  :"-thPre--\vas"'t>j. be no.���������jfr^vtlicr parley. Tfcc.-'out-  ,posts were to^sUoy't to ki-ii. '��������������������������� ��������� -. !  . 'The piLsswoai that djiylit-(our friend'told  ���������me t.miu;, caudi/c7;-lyj was '-Ma use:;; ' ,-;i.v.d.. he  siu'd he meant, to'-carry out-liis Insti'-uctioiiS'  in the letler.        .',���������  . .i'l-esentiy, his i-cpn eye descried a move-  ���������;.ti-.-;it, in thebusbe-s. .'��������� A 'ligiire.'jvas appro acting through the gloom. ��������� :'  The outpost,: challenged three .times nnd.  ft'ot ,.j<o -an'sv/er. S  ������������������VVerda!",a-belio.wed the onf.nost.Tor the  founh time, adding in u higii state of excitement, and anger; ;'Jf. yon -rloh't slevia.  ,'Mauscr' at.once 1*J1 slum'; yo.ii 4oad, :,'u'ro.: ������������������  ("as ,je n'ou.iJiei,gauw-,ganv,- ''Mau'scr' .-rcep,  dan iia-1. ik .jouv-ssekQi-^clnct.''*)  By tliis time the' 'figure was' upon us; it  Mas-that of a -shaggy Weired old, farmar,  who .Indignantly .inquired what his own son'  (for suchS it -was/.nieant -hy offering such  unrilial remarks. ���������; i explained the com-  mandant-geheral's o>(lors, but'the old man  was not to he appeased. What did he want  with passwords and threats. . A nice state  of .affairs if he couldn't visit his own child  after dark without all this'"-nonsense, "and  faluiiu", regulations. -., -  Incidents  such  as  these  go  to  explain  the success of the two night surprises by  the ladysmith  garrison on- the  Boer guns,  at   Lombard   and   VaalKops,   duriug   the'  latter of .which expeditions, by the by, Mr.  Henry..-Sp.'in'nior,.. a sexegenariau speculator  froiu.the UiUted^tSates, who had joined the  Pretoria tow-n conipiando, was accidentally  shot-dead by a Boer'marksman. .: The facts  of the episode .were.-supprossed-by:the Pre-  toria censors; but all -knew that his inability, to' talk rDutch  and his. rallying cry onV.Vl  Vaal Kop,-"Coine: on,  boys, he-rethey are, -  just here!" -uttered In English, in the rush :  aud gloom of 'the:-'night, cost him his 'life.''',  pf course,   the .Boers'.preferred"to  believe '  that   the   success Vof   these^daring     coups .  was the .-ha-udi-tyork' of  ti'tutors," and  Lieu- 7  tenants Tossel and ...Walker, of the Pretoria "  Police^ with ty/o other Englishmen,: named ;  Cooper: aud  Milne,   were placed   under  ar-;  rest;  but -wo, Swith: inside..knowledge,  con- ,  eluded tliat the reverses were due. only to"  the  erassQ' ca-relessness  and .imprudence   of  the smiindi'cnt^oungfpcrson's from .the country at the outposts. ���������".'''���������        ''' "..' ''" :'��������� '.'������������������ ''::7���������������������������;  More  pruQcntv.and   circumspect  was\ the:  action of: a -certain  Yryheid ��������� veterau,-;. sent1  with his fellows    to " 'seize the Armstrong .'  guns Colonel -Long: was -forced to ..abandon-'  on  the south  .side  of th"  Tugehi  oh" that";  fateful  15th ; of   Decemhe'r.   'This   was   a  great shagg.y i creature,  a, giant in  stature,  with' a   countenance   weather   beaten  :and  gnarled, -. in   a   patriarchial    framework   of -'  white hair, that streamed unkempt all over  him.    Such a mii-n/as 'Dnn'M ;Peggoty might  have been.    He.had   b.bau    despatched  by  JSmmett,   Botha's    brother-in-law,   to   help il  fetch the -unprotected guns, and the Tiigeia  river   being   "vei-y\ wet,"   -rr,1'- en~rh.. .than-  .noririaliy high,  he ,had divested himself of  all 'his clothes.   -He -had,  in -short,: adopted  the   ������������������'a,ltog.etmer,M<siive for  fhe  bandolier,'  : slung across .--liis toreo, aii;! 'Ki:s ���������.i,-iiie'in his  '���������-lian{b.;'!'':Thcnv;'fonWed/th^''iaitercation--'witli  brave Colonel  Builock, '(forced to- surreiider  by a blow from a Mauh-^r's butt-end), and  the capture of the Devons in a clcmva. ',Being told pit,' h.s'.'ese'ort..-to the .captures-khakis  ���������'���������'and ���������-unable, to >recovm- his clothes.  he?pre-  sented a side-splitting ,p-ctu-ro,.-as -he.--tru.J-g-  ���������:ed .quietly' by '��������� their, side, his heivulean/flg-  ': ur������ towering' nbQve; all the company.        ;.'���������-"  It was ouiy a shade ie^s comical thamthal  -of. a; tail,S-.bonyi-   -grey-head,'.'.'"who,     having  looted   Allison's, 'spleiidid^'farmstead,: near  '"Latlvsnirtli,;- and   api.-rop'rinVerl.'.-^'yo-.ing-.-- Mr.  Allison's v'tb'tugs*- jhight havebjon observed for days after,careering. i:������uit:int-.'tlir;.-.hgh  tlii' -iaiigers ou an absurd' little p-my, attired, (the-Boer 'brigand, 'iu>t,the pony), in.ah  opera hat, a dress coat, and dress-waistcoai  no shirt,  Dumps  with  boks. ho  socks,  ano  r-  pair-'of dress .trousers,   which,, by.-reason  of being altogether too Short, iust spanned  . the knee.  What would be said in the- service clubs  if a trooper :c;,uid translate h'.ntself at ins  own  sweet   will from   an iutaucry  ������������"  ���������Htatloiibil at  Cairo to a ���������heavy cavaiy ie  . moat -lighting in the Soudan?   What .wou:(  t'o-as-you .ph-ase-sr.:v.v-i---> on-  which  ���������-r^t  .'pb  'fe?  'SvS  m  mm  :l:)$   'V<-..'.ii  ���������7&r:7i\  itvi.-4  se  ���������W4'   ,. .  $M  siV.'*  mwj-  <s  *iv,fti-JuJ  ���������\'.k -..������������������������.."'?��������� ; i-\i '  "'  pi rt yn zz*\h sty* -r--7^  13 2a ������i 2;ii^ i^.-j ^xiP  (i ��������� >'i-  '������������������������������������ 'm.w  ti-  m j|  r'-r:-:.i-r-.-.������->>;'  ;.7   Mi  i!|":l ii  wsMmmmmm  mten  i* ***?*.       iV&  ���������#vS^  ���������    "Si<k:-   *  -���������'-  IMV5S;v^Mt.:  *<.r>n.-.. v-.'fi-w^<  T33??r    iprrf "~,s* jr   -ft' t '  h:lr\  'EXPOETEftS;  K'V ^ P  '}  U   A '.AiJ. k..  V., >, v-  iB.'  ���������j Ki  ;-'.-A'wr?  : sn  .0&'.-  ��������� .VY-.OUiL,  .'���������tKPO.R'TSHS.  "'Rfl  KO&rHi-aS!HSEAPOL!Si;tenK^,  ������!i  8^*^^Ko������^QB9/,.0up'.CJBr6wSffir asid! See i'tee tPrfces l������e Ptay.'^i;  Rpesh Lager Beep  M    Beer,   Ale,  THE: BEST. ,V. ... ���������  IN  THE PROVINCE  and   Porter,  A reward -6'f $'5.00 will bev paid for ���������'information   leading to  conviction   o^  person^ witholdnxg or.destoqyang.any Jsegs; belonging^ -to , this company.  av    jit    a������~\ ���������.  a  ^  W MEIFEL,  ing to.give'-but;,many.-.horses, and mules left'  ���������.uend' and ''dying-, on the ,-road;,short of forage  at present. A 'party of the enemy shot cue:  of our horses iin the march; our, artillery  shelled them; result unknown. Days gett-  1.5:80.,   - ."���������';��������� ' .7'7-77. ' .'���������;.   ..-.;���������'  ', Tuesday, Aug. Bl.-^Fine. Marched -out->-  at. 0:10 a.m.: marching' southeast, passing  through a vei'.y hilly .'country. Itathcr. good  ���������";farms ,-and plenty of water b.v. "the way.  Marched off at 10:-.'.5\ and.halted at bivouac '  at -3:4"j,i .having covered -about .17 miles;  This place is called Brarafohteiii. It is d  pretty spot; large .growth of trees in the  vicinity..' Four men . ami three waggons  captured from'our column yesterday. Rear  guard sniped for a: short - time; to-day.   :  Wednesday,.'-.Aug.-.2*2;���������Kino; inarched' out  about 7 a.m.: our 'battalion, rear guard; B  company right .Hank. Arrived at-Krugors-  , dorp about 2 p.m. .Marched througn town;  liattaUiin .singing ''The.'Ij'iM' of'the" Maple:  Lc-ai'>" A very pretty little n-luefi. Bivouacked outside tlie town on 'the hill.  BRITISH COMPAQ IBS*ACT.\ .",;���������.  ' :; 'FOJi *SAa^Er��������� Earlyivcab^bage.ari d: s)[  ���������'���������tbiiia'toe;plants, home ������������������'.gi-ow'rt'jj'aijd"/  strong. *7'������7 7G. :��������� E. ��������� ::^lliams;"':::;. '777 '7-:t.  J-Sy::.-.:.':'-.,:,'.--.... ::,;-,;���������-:v-Gd-ahtbam.-. ���������'  A LegalSRc-voltition to 'Comq. Into Foi-ce-  .--���������Next J.ailH.'i.vy.- -,-v  ion  be   said   if    a  Monday.   August  13.���������Fine.  like sort of system '.prevailed, by wuicii a  Dorset -Light Infantry officer, tirod of tve-  writing. His diary, some extracts from  which are given below, records some pbe-  ���������uoiu-enal uiarcbicg. surpassing, pi..rhav>s.  anything in the campaign. The extracts are  as follows:  ' -- t  13��������� Fine.   Reveille  1'.30  .a.in.:..cr(.'nai.������d Mooi river  i r;nher -wet in crossing  citing, t-ransnort' waggons  across; fatigue par'.y froin our regiment  to assist, in pulling' -wa.agahs out of drift..  Took about two hours crossing. Marched  oil' about 11:",0. a.m. and halted at 4:8t> p.  ;2n., at Silverfonteln. Very dusty to-day.  .'������������������i....,.,-!..,.    A,T<-n������i   14.���������Reveille  at  C  a.m.  14 miles. Halted  a.m.    -Marched  about 0 -a.m.;  Some diftienliy  Mnrehed  about 7::'0  a.m., _,  for lunch.    N'o water:: very warm and dusty  marched about ri miles in .���������.afternoon; halted  about S:30'p.m.: dinner at 7 p.m.'   '-~ -1   at S:?.0: up at 10:yu p.m.  ���������'a.nu.  Wednesday,       Aug;       15.  Loarned  to-dav Dewet and  his force have  got away into the-mountains 25 miles nortb-  ,-ost nf here.    A couple of hours' sloop in    lay down  marched until (i  -Fine;     warm.  From T>ally  Mail. :.,;.   '::'.���������..  -���������';���������'-T-he������������������-������������������ric-\yJ!G,omi-|ahie������. Act ���������(1-9,00).'.-whiclr  ;.will  come: iuto;'������per;iti������vV,^n:-,fim^  j.9ul,. is u'iidoiib-tetlly. the' ;nost imporr;iut  piece  of legislation ,of  the ;year.  '..relprnis;-w^-ii-cli:  '":*  ---->���������������������������-  lie  it.;fnvaKes'S;;n;e  so  dri^ticvtlKtt It ''may. -!>:<.>. .c;aiu : to - i*rntife]y  .'revolu'tioiiiKeSthe, la w oI lihiilt'tl' t-oinpah-  ics.���������'., The- .act. .fipel'-fi  death ..tp: evory: .diS-V-  '.-hcines't-emupa.hy'r-f'oi,inat-io.ij..:'.-.'.:'..,';,:-.-.;-.. ;-.-���������  ': 'Here ;-ure Tson*.e- o!*- its- n\;iin- fenturcw.-:  Directors rtiw<.\: p;.y .for thoir qt,i:<liric:i-  tion shares and hi;-' an 'agrcciaeni su'- to  do v.-iili the registrar > beforo they :act  and bcifove'-thoir immctV are -.���������'i-rtvo'i-ti^cd on  any prospectus. They pay  on  application  ��������� and   ailotmom-     the     same   us   the   pv.b-  n ve  ana   in;-  with  This  place  is  called   K'n ndsfontcin.  s'-i-.-am   in   the  va!l-y  b-tween 'liigii  guard. -Gnlv -nirn-ched <a'bdnt two  when got orders to 'return to camp. We  were to 'march to relieve Zeerust. but as we  wove movimr. .received word that Lord Car-  r'ingi'on had arrived -thore.  Friday, Aug. 1.7.���������Revenle nt 11 p.m.  Last evening we were a*ear minrd. and as  this c'-ilurnn -v.as miles long, one battalioii  did not" gei. ciir until l:iK> a.m. Marched  until -|0:i<0 a.m. It was pronounces! tho  most fatiguing inarch of the campai-'ii. the  an'is  ' e-i'ire dt'-'laneo of  '.M   lntlet.-   wil bout   bro.-i'kfast.     Halted   four  hours.  a S!iiu;i  s'r.-a   bill.-:. 'Marched out iu afternoon but only  '.-.'(! !tb.)iii on.: ml'io ��������� when orders camo  from Lord Kit el*, en or to go back to camp  ���������'ii'i remain fv>r the njf.')it. Lord Ki.chener  is ie front about VI miles with cavalry.  Saturday. An:', IS.���������Fine, lovely day.  Mai-'-hed at ('< a.m.. retracimr our stejis of  yesterday. Only got about six miles when  ordered to bait for tho dav to await (.Jon.  P.i-o;idwood. who was bringing in convoy  of sick and wounded. This gives us a rest  io-day. Gen. T'.roadwond came in about 2  p.m. Tho reasons for all these 'apparently  tineortain moves we do not know. Leouw-  '"-iteiii is the name of tho p^ot. For week  ondiii!,r to-dav wo have marched 112 miles,  a vera are of It; miles per day. This Is a Very  conservative estimate.  Sundav. Aug. I'.).���������Marched ont at fi n.rn..  Con. Rrondw'iod's convoy preceding us.  Hailed for an 'hour at !) for breakfast before moving 'from bivouac. Wo find it a  wiser plan 'to civo the men -something to  oat before 'moving rat'hor than march on an  oir.mv sl.om.-K-b. and then havo a hurried  breakfast. United at 1 :.".0 -p.m. at V!ak-  fontein for ("no day. having marched 15  miles. All fooling well: regiment, rather  weak; MM) stiv.ng. exclusive of Q c.-mnauy.  v.'liieli  is st'il!  on  armored  train.  Moed-'v.   .Vug.  2(>.--F'uo.   if;ivi-!i"('!   at f> a.  iu.:   lia.l'ed   at   !t:   m.'irehed   again   at:  ir.ti������-il  .-.-,  :'.:'!.���������  .Pi   or   17   m;lc  <*>::-;o.  or  tiie day.   Covered  about  Sim   very   hoi:     weai'lipr  ������rr-t It".-' much  warmer: g.-a^s oommoncni;.' to  get green   on   f-li- veldt:  auim:i!s  cuniPeiic-  iic   who   subivcribe" fot  ic-ss  than  5 per cent,   of  the  am oil lit oi;  their s'iuirocs. ������������������  ,   The prcspoctus mupt-s't-frto t)re inininiivm  amount npotv which tbe directors will go  to   a.liotinent,   and   if   this   k<   not   stater)  t.he  Avhole' amount of the capital offered  to  the public must be .subac-fibod.  r''   those   conditions   are   not   complied  within   forty   d'.iys  the   money  received from applicants for. -shaves is to be  returned An them.  A company is not to begin 'husihess-im-  'less the minimum amount of capital  above referred to h:i^ "been shhseribod,-.  every e'lire'etor has paid his application  and ..allotment ��������� money, and a statutory',  declaration.has been/filed as to'this having been  clone.  Within a month of'allotment-a full'return is to lie made to tho registrar showing t'he capital subscribed with names  and addresses  and  amount������ paid.  If a commission is paid for .subscribing,  for shaves, the amount imv?t be stated,  and also the rate per cent, agreed to "be  paid. ���������'.'..  No commission fc> paid for, subscribing  for shaver', tho amount.tnust be staled,  and also the rate per cent, agreed to be  paid. ���������     ���������  No commission is to be paid in shares  or money by adding it on to tho contract  price, but the usual brokerage may still  bo paid. A copy of the prospectus before being issued must be signed by the  ���������directors and iiled. and 'must.contain the  na.mes and addresses of vendors and  sub-vendors, and the amounts payable to  each, the amount payable for goodwill,  tbe amount: or ci-mnatou a mount- of! preliminary expenses, the .Vmonnts paid to  promoters, the nature and extent of the  'interest of every (iP'oetor in fhe -promotion, and the i-amos anci ���������uklroi^es oC t'ho  sigiiaion'.'s- thereto.  The le:"ii:; o!! any coMr-iot vefeiToil i:o  'in the pritfiiicc'ifis cnVinnt 'bo varied, prior  to 'the statutory mod big- except wil'h  the latte-'n apfiroval. This mcefing 13  .to be held not less than one month, nor  moro than  memvm'M't   ..  to !"������������������ i--.;ir.'- out seven days before such  meeting, giving full details of the company's  position.  All mortgages and chnrnrrf are to he  registered so thii.t crt-difnrs ;\nd the public may know to what e.v+-'-et- a company's  property i* oncurr,bcr-n'l.  Any porem: wilfnilv lv.ah'ing a false  statement in .a Tvite-'.---! n-i'-l-i'-v'-;-^ if' to  lie liable to two years' iinp-'Jsonmen't and  a fine.  throe months, from the com-  of hu.nues������.  and  11  report 'is  *ieture Framing.  Large   Assortment   of    Mouldings.  Go.-ni but Chpap.  HENRY F. PULLEN.  Sain pies can be seen  and   onlers  ]nft -at T-.,  D    McL.GAi*Y������,   Jewellery  Sto-r.e,  r+-i-*ittMt>  '$5,0:  -ROSWARD.  STOLEN from    the   premises sofv  the undersignedy;abaut ;tlie 16tks  ���������rof April, one   s-iri-all   :rtd ;. C!)\v,^2,;:  : years old, ��������� would - calf arbout;:2Gth.:;;v  J3;;anded on left hip::R7 '7 Anyone;!  .aji-vi-i'isr.'inloi'iiutiiun that will leiCd-':  7 t'V the ^rrest.   and '.'���������'���������<conV5,cV.i()h7;<:$\7  : ;v-the'thJ������'l-'oiv^  : above: -rewatd. ��������� -C{Si^jVt':cl')::.--'--���������J'b^^r/'s'y:  7 Goi^NEiL,:Qv>������.tor;',:J^iyerj : Cqri/oc4ls  "..':'B.:<J. 77'7:7:.'S: ::;..;'.'.s:Y:.;'>^:::^nil5t^i'i'-'  m.'mar* *!i\i awuvira mm mow  '      '" "���������'"' -' ;-���������^?^0:70%$������7?~'" '������������������ -'"��������� :':;>-''-;;-SS;::.:f  . *^A    .,^1 \������'^Wp'^^,,'i^.:i.v iV.-,.������������������ '���������-. ���������'-. :\.  VICTORIA COMOX   ROUTS.���������  ���������Erik'i-ag' Effect"Mondny. Aug*ust,l:Stiv'S  -7 _ i>" O  .    -190-',. ���������'.;    ���������;_���������:    ���������;..:���������]:;  S. S. "Oity of Nanaimo.' *  ���������Leaves     Vdotoria    'Monday,   at;  7 :a. ���������'.rn..-.. for     Nanaimo,    calling  at FulfoTd,;Ganges and   Ferr.^O'd.  Leaves Nanaimo 'Tuesday., 7 a.m-..  for  'Union.Wharf 'arid Comox calling at Big  and   Little   Qualicum,  Hornby   flaid   Den man ��������� Islands.  .-���������'  ���������Leaves Comox and Union -Wharf  Tuesday 31 p.m. for  Nanaimo   direct-connecting at   Nanaimo.  with .  Str. Joan and E. & N. Train.  Leaves Nanaimo Wednesday 7 a.  ���������hi. for Victoria calling at Fernwood   'Ganges   Harbor   and    F.ul-  ford.  Leaves Victoria TL-ur.--.day 7 a-.m  for Nanaimo calling at Fulford  Ganges Harbor and Fernwood.  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 4 a. iru  for Union Wharf and Comox direct.  Leaves Comox and Union Wharf  Friday, 11 a.m. for Nanaimo calling at Denman and Hornby, Big  and   Little Q.ualicura.  Leaves Nanaimo Saturday, 4 a.  m.   for Victria  calling   at   Kuper  Island Vesuvius and Burgoyne.  FOE Freight   tickets   and State-  roini Apply on board,  GEO. L.   COUBTSTET,  Trainee Manag-e--.  FINE  DONE A'T-  ni  e lews oace.  -���������:/J  1C*  m  w 9-    0*\i rtifii "r  -tnm*&m*i**r*tt*i!di  CHRISTOPHER FOLEY CHOSEN.  Fv-jHesult of  Labor, Convention at   Nelson  Lust Week.  'Prom Nelson Miner.  James Wilks, us predicted by the  Miner, was the choice of the labor contention and was tendered tho nomination Thursday afternoon,,but he declined  J)it, and Christopher Foley, of Rossland,  (/ was named aud an acceptance tv-is secur-  ���������ed from him.  There were four nones placed before  ^-the  convention,   James  Will**,    of   Nelson; Christopher Foley, of Rossland; Arthur Ferris, of Roswland,  and John Jfc-  aren, of Rossland.    The latter two gen-  IJktlemen withdrew, and on  a division Mr.  rWilks beat Foley -by ��������� a large vote. Mr.  Wilks     wag     g'veu     until     this     af-'  terhoon     session     to     decline     or     accept      the   t nomination,      and      during  the      noon      recess      conic     of      the  fastest political work over., executed    in  '.Kelson was indulged in.    Mr. OalliherV  IP friends  did not want  Wilks nominated,  l^sand influences were brought to bear upon  'the nominee to induce him to decline the  nomination.    Whether or not Mr. Wilks  '.was influenced in any way by these, is an  _. 'open question, but in any event, he de-  M clined  the nomination   at the  afternoon  )--session.    Mr. Foley,    being   the   second  -���������choice of the convention, was offered the  K' nomination by' wire, and after a short de-  '3ay an aceeptnuce-was secured'from him.  \l    A  campaign   committee,   consisting  oH  'the following, was appointed:    Rossland,  'Thomas   Brownlee;  Greenwood,  Charles  W  Wilson; Sandon,' Percy Johnston; Moyie,  Jl'H. ,1-1.    Dimmock;     Kiinberley,     Harry  */ White; Slocan City, John A. Foley; New  i\   Denver,     Duncan   J.   Weir;     Silverton,  j/\���������Joseph*Brandon; Whitewater, J. J. Mac-  |^ 'do'nald; Ymir, Alfred'Parr; Kaslo, Dun-  'Can McPhail; Nelson, Walter Kee; Phne:  Ii) nix,  James Riordan;  Rovelstoke,  Frank  Craig; Kamloops, Johli Savage,  ft     James Devinc, of Rossland, was    appointed secretary-treasurer of the gener-  fi "al committee.  INDIAN FAMINE FUND.  Contributions "by the-Chinese Women and  Children of Victoria.  The Chinese women and children of  Victoria have contributed for the famine  sufferers in India. This sum was collected by Mrs. Chan Sing Kai, wife of Rev.  Chan Sing Kai, pastor of the Chinese  mission of the Methodist church, and  forwarded to Mies M. E. Moore, secretary, Toronto.  The following is the letter to Miss  Moore aud the list of subscriptions:  ���������i -oThe ancient Swan hotel  Tpswich  las been almost destroyed  by afire  I}.: which is    ������upposcd ' io   have ' been  ���������caused by r.ils gnav/iru** In- itormat-  I/'ches.    The fl ^mos br -ko < ut  in th<s>  yn.iddle of the niaiht.  V  Miss M. E. Moore,  Secretary,  Toronto,  Canada:  My Dear Christian Friend: I have the  pleasure to inform this opportunity of  deep sympathy and generous liberality of  the Chinese women, ladies aDd children  of Victoria,-B.C.  A.-, I have constantly visiting them  with Christianity encouragements to be  merciful and compassionately to the help-'  Jests people. In this effecting them to  share some of their money to help for  the famine of India, they all'.giving exceedingly cheerful, and their children  cpn&ent with the same compassionate,  accordingly' to'"God so'lovoth a cheerful  giver." It has perform a good deed for  India.    Yours sincerely,  '   MRS. CHAN SING KAI.  Viz as follows:  Mrs. Chan Sing Kai, $3; L. Chan, 50  conte; B. Chan, 25 cents; Ida Chan; 25  cents; Fannie Chan, 25 cents; Mrs. Lee  On Yuu,.$2; Mrs. Lee Moug Kow, $3;  Lee Yut, $1; Lee Qunn, $1; Lee Luni,  $1; Chu Chans, $5; Chu Wongs. 50 cents;  Chu Tow, $1; Chu Jun, ?"1; Chu Kay,,  $1; Mrs. Loo Gee Wing, $5; Loo Chew  Long, $2; Loo Chong Shong, $1; Loo  Kay. $1; Chan Less, $3; Chan Hos, $2;  Mur'Quoks. ?{2; Mar Chows, $2; Mrs  Lee Chong, $2; Lee Shew, 50 cents; Lee.  Yee, 50 cents; Mrs. Lee Woi, $2; Mrs.  Wong Ho, 50 cent's; Mrs. Chong Noon,  50 cents; Mrs. Chew Kong, 50 cents;  Mrs.' Lee Chess, $1; Sirs. Sam Kee, $2;  Mrs. Seeto Chass, 50 cents; Lim Longs,  50 cents; Lim Youngs, 25 centa; .Mrs.  Yows, 25 cents; Mrs. Fong Sye. 25 cents;  Me/a. Sing Lee, $1; Alicia Mary Din War,  Our fee returned if v/e fail. Any one sending sketch and description of  any invention will promptly receive our opinion free -concerning the patent-  -ability of same. .-"How to obtain a patent" sent upon request. Patents  ^secured through us advertised for snle' at our expense.  Patents taken o-tzt through us receive special notice, without charge, in  Tiik Patent Rkcojid, an illustrated aud widely circulated journal, consulted  hy Manufacturers and Investors.  Send for sample copy FRsBa    Address,  VIGT08Z.*lm    EW$mS&     GOamt  (Patent Attorneys,)  iv.  ������wars&  Wi  SB?  Ow   Om  I      *-���������  ADVERTISE   IN THE  '���������'>  The most fiortrierly' paper published   on tlie Island.  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L.COURTNEY.-,  President, Traffic Manager  fg ���������     WE  WANT YOUR  I Job ���������priittii)������|  9  V, tTfc f\ T- it 6������ *T& P* T% V  BEFORE BUYING v  k Gun,  1 RiPle,  Amrriuhitionf  Or anything in the  Sporting Line  CALL AND  SEE  I Have Taken  an Office  in tha Nash      Building,  ' DunEimiir Avenue, Cximberiand.  and am agent for .the following  reliable insurance companies:  " The Royal London and Lan  cashire and Norwich Union. 1  taiK pieparccl to accept risks' a  current rates. I am also ;ig;ent  for the Sti'.ndcrd Life Insuranct  Company of Edinburgh and tli  Occan-Accideni Company of England. Please call and investigate before insuring in any othei  Company.  JAMES AB11AMS.  C'umhepland  Hotel  '%WfP',mm  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND STREET.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, ProprietreBB.  When in Cumberland he sur  and stay at  the  Cumberland  Hotel,   First-Class   Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection with   Hotel  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per .'day  ���������������-^������5<--^g'e''g^g^  U; JUL 1.11   M^J  Of 'C������m'bfer1and.-.. ' '. ��������� ' ���������  ���������    ���������" ���������'.    :���������_o '.....���������  He Can Save  Y.ou   Money   on all  Purchases.  MEN   WANTED.  500 white miners   and   Helpers  for   the   Wellington    Extension  and Comox niinep, to supercede  ��������� all the   -Chinese   in   our mines.  Apply at once to lhe managers  /of the   said   mines,   Wellington  ���������Colliexy ���������0., Ltd.  Wellington Coixiieky-Oo., Ltd  jADYSMITH!  (Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE,  m!5m3  Apply to,  U W. NUNNS.  h  <^  NE AT REASONABLE RATES  GET OUK.   PR-ICES   AND   TERMS-CN  Pianos and  Organs  BEFORE ORDERING ELSEWHERE.  M. W   Waitt & Co.  Victoria, B. C.  The oldest and most ratable house in tbe  Province,  <Skas. Segrive., Local Agent,  Cuxnberland, B. C.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  she evening. Rev. J. X. Wii.leimak'  rector.j  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Siii<vices at it a.m. and  .7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C.   Dodds, pastor'.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Servicks  at ihe usual 'hours imorning( atitl evening  Epworth. League meets  at the close  of  evening service.   Snanday'Sc-bool' at 2:3c.  Rev, VV. Hicks, pastor   . '  .  W-e have just received a -new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards and a few |  Nice Memorial .-Cards. Also some  extra heavy Bine Envelopes. Call  .and see.  The News Joh DepATbment.  The Ne>ws W,ar Bulletin -gives all;  the latest ������ews *of   the  Transvaal.,'  Subscrihe   jor   the    Bulletin   and ���������  keep posted on the war.    Price per  month $1.00 or 5 cts.. per copy.  .jK^mmmmammmmmmami^^^mmm^mmmmmmmmammi^^m^mmmm^mmmmmmMmmmtmDmmm>r  FOR SALE���������Near Courtenay  11 acres. Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id,  Fot particulars apply at this  office.  X   IR,, Ib^ZLiIEO C  General    Teaming-      Powder  lQti,  Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood.  \n Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK  DONE  TRADE MARK*  DESICNS,  COPYRICHTS   &������.,  Anyone sending a'sketch and desertpt>Vo������3J������a^  quickly ascertain, free, whether an invention i������  probably patentable. Communications strietty  confidential. Oldest aprency for securing patriots  In America.    "We have   a Washington office.  Patents taken through Alunn & Co. receive  epecial notice in the  ���������  SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN,  beaatifuHy illustrated, larjrcst circulation of  anv scientilic journal, weekly, terms 53.C0 a year;  gl.aOsix months Specircpn ������Oplc? nnd XlANfl  Book on Patents sent free.  jUUr&u  RflUW'M    &   CO.,  C O UKTENA Y  Directory.  \  COT7RTESTAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    I/EIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage IWaker,  OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO  O  o  o  o  o  - o  o  ���������0.  o  o  very  JL.3ST3D  1  o  o  c  o  o  o  o  o  ���������������  o  mmg  O I am prepared to 0\  q furnish Stylish Rigs ������  O and. do Teaming at O  C     reasonable rates. q  gD. KJLPATRICK,     ������  o Oumbeiriand q,  OOOOOOOOOOOOO ooooqo  IftflB.IE HATCHING,  F1WW. HEAVY  WINTER LAYERS.  Beaek La-n.ifpli-iir.-P,    $2  per sitting-  Black   Minorcas,   '$2   pear   -sitt'dng.  B-nxed Plymouth   Rocks,   '"$1   per  sitting.  E. PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox,  Notice.  Riding on lo/'ornotives asnd   rail  way -cars  of   t-> "   Union   Holliery  ���������Company by av.y   person   or   ppr  sons���������except train crew���������is strictly  ���������prohibited.     Employees   are *su*hr  ject to>dieinissal for al lowing same  By order  Franhts D  Little  M-anaSer..  </���������?  I  i<\  U  -I  '���������ml  n  I  .n W  r.il Silas" brought  the   doctor's   gig  vacated  cart.  :  been, met on  galloped   back  now standing  up   the  which  to, be   near his  the road  with: the  with her  the   ter-  CIIAPTER XXITT.  WHAT 15 TO  IJIS DOXI' ?  ���������"Is he dead?"  '''So. no, no! It cannot- be!���������it Is 5m-  7;ossiblo! Knt a nrinii'te ago ho was  here. talking to me. alive and well. Oh.  I   beseech you to do something for him!  I  lon't  know who you are, but you  nave a kind face, and would not let  .a gen tl em-in die thus ��������� wi'tihout an effort  to  wive b.im."  "I would, risk my life, and willingly,  to do a service to any one yon cared  Tor,  Miss M.unl."  ''Mr. Ormsby requires immediate  ���������surgkal add, nnd Catford is four mile-!,  and Orms'by' Towers five, from hero."  "But -Oak-woods is only two."  ' "Would  you  have  him taken there?"  asked   S-iias,  in   so   grave   a   tone,   till l.t  Maud's cheek flu shod  crimson, and she  ���������replied,   with some   hauteur���������  "Why not? Tho doors of any house  ���������should be thrown cpen in such a case  as   tihis."  Silas made no rep-ly, but taking a  handkerchief that Maud gave huTT,  bound, up the wound on Cyril's temple,  vhicih   was  still   blooding   slowly.  While thus engaged, Maud supporting Cyril's head, and Silas carefully  - .adjiifstiing t'he bandage, both wero start-  ded by the bnrk of a dog.  , These barks were followed by a shrill  'wlrlstlo, and .then a voice, which made  'Silas shirt to hj's feet with pleasure,  -cried out. "What are you up to now,  Tikldlywink?"  Silas sm<rtc his lianas together ��������� with  delight. "It's Joey Throstle!" .ho said.  Then, leaping to his - feet, he called  ���������"Joey!"  The  call  was   answered   by  a  joyous  'barking  of the   clog,     and  , a  shout of  '"Silas!"  from the boy,  who> came leap-  ring up  the hillside.  .He advanced laughing1  and singing.  '"We took the hare' alive,  my boys,  And   thro' the   woods   did  steer;  Oh! it's  my delight on  a shiny nigiht,  In the season of the year."  *  These demonstrations of delight came  to a sudden slop, as his eyes rested  upon the group, and he at once became conscious  of  Maud's presence.  He turned very red, and doffed his  cap  ini much ecu fusion-  "M'iss Maud Willoughby!" Then, as  he saw for the first time, the form of  Cyril '.Ormsby, lying mo't ion loss on the  ground, from very red he turned very  pa/le.  "Oh,   Silas!   what   has   happened?"  "Mr. Ormsby has had a had faill. If  we could only find some conveyance, we  -could carry him on, to Breaker's Farm,  ���������while you could ride into Cat ford on  JUiss Willoughby's pony, and fetch D c-  tor Cameron. In the meanwhile. I can  .set and do what is .wanted to Mr.  Ormsby's  arm,  for   I   fear  it's broken."  This   last .piece   of     inform;! firm   was  conveyed to .loey in a whisper, as Maud  again bent over Cyril,  who had  uttered  ���������;a  tiiiuiit groan.  "Cutford!" said  Joey;   "needn't  go so  .far   as   that  lo   find   Doctor     Cameron.  .He's   at   Oal-woods   by   this  time-   Tid-  ���������dlywink and I met his gig on' the read,  . '.with the  doctor u-drivin?  of it."  -"Well, that would be loss o' time,  im- no mistake!'' in!errupted Joey. "The  best way, as I see. miss, will be for me  to run on to the brick maker's shed, at  t'other side of the heath. He's got a  light spring-cart and a horse. He'll  bring it over in a jiffy. Meanwhile,  Miss Mund will ride on to'Oukwoods  ���������with the. I'cny. and tell the elector as  ���������"the gen'tlenwni is eo-in'n'."  "That is.'the best way!" said Maud,  ���������in a tone of dejis.:nn; 'sYdilin.y; after a  monu'-.c's Invitation. "But let this kind  ���������person you call Silas fetch the cart;  wOiile do you, Joey, take the pony over  to'Oak wood*:; and see that the doctor  is detained, and that everything is  ready  for our arrival."  ���������So saying, Joey darted off and dis-  ap'K-aiod   behind   \ho -lower.'  When he ro-tppv.uvd lie was riding  in the direction of  Oak woods.  Silas Coodovo was also on hi* way,  proceeding rapidly in an opposite  direction townrds the brickmaker's shed  and hut.  When they had both departed, all  Maud's 'firmness seemed at once to  give way. and again stooping over her  lover, she gave free course to'her tears,  wJiich fell upon the pale face that as  yet   showed no  sign  of  returning  color.  Maud  as she  Fate,  "Willoughby   prayed   aud  bent  over   the   sufferer,  with ever-moving     finger,  silently   spinning   tbe   web    which  binding  them closer  and  closer to each  other.  weor  while  was  was  .-*!  CHAPTER   XXIV.  AT7XT COP.DY KKCKIVKS A OltKAT SHOCK.  When the light spring-curt, creeping  at a snail's pace. arrived before the  great entrance of Oakwoods. Cyril had  recovered in some measure his faculty  of speech, owing to the careful attention   bestowed   by   Doctor   Cameron.  The brickniaker   walked   at   the   head  of   the   horse,  procession   in  its   owner  had  patient  in the  ..' Maud, 'having  by   Joey,   had  pony, /and  was  aunt   on ���������the", topmost- step  of  race   as   the   vehicle., arrived.  Miss   Fancourt   was   evidently   suffering  much  distress- <  Doctor Cameron���������luckily, , os results  will prove���������was a pretty constant, visitor  at  Oakwoods.  Miss '���������Fancourt. was in eonsriltation  with tlie doctor as to the best method  of curing, not herself, but hams, the  doctor being' a. Yorkshiremau, with a  fair experience in most things,, when  one of the maids entered, with a face  that heralded her story, to say that  Joey Throstle was in tho kitchen, and  had come to say that a gentleman had  , met with an accident, and tliat they  were bringing him here, smashed to  atoms, as the nearest place for succor..  '*They have done quite right!" exclaimed Aunt Coixly, bonoath whose  outer roughness was ever to bo found  the milk of human kindness. "Tell,  Mrs. Steer to have a bed prepared in  one of the lower rooms, where there  will be only a few stairs to mount, and  send Joey to me at once. You'll remain,  of course., doctor?" she asked, when the  servant  had   departed.  "My dear madam," said the doctcr,  hurriedly; buttoning his coat, "if l������ie  boy you call Joey will direct me, I will  meet the poor gentleman,on the road."  "And you will find everything prepared when you return with him. Now,  Joey"���������-for that . young : worthy had  entered the room���������"how' did all this  occur?"  ;'.    '. ,; :       '.   ' ���������  "When Tiddlywink and me," pursued  Joe;-, whose ��������� purtnersh ip with his dog  appeared to'be Gne of unlimited liability,  "was on, the heath: a-pickin' flowers"  (Joey had left the rabbit and gun under  some stones near the tower), we heard  Silas'   call." . '  "Silas?" '     ���������      *���������  '  "SiMs  Coodeve."      \  Miss Fancourt started. ��������� The name was  one  of those  she had'heard-mixed-rip  with,the horror of fifteen years ago.  "Then we answered it; and when we  got on the top of the hill, what should  we' see but the gentleman lying on the  ground, his bead bleeding and Silas and  Miss Maud a-tearing up handkerchiefs  and things to  bind  it  up  with."  "Miss Willoughby!" ejaculated the  aunt; "how came she to be there , at  such a moment?" Then correcting hcr-  eslf, she added, "But she rides,.��������� everywhere, about -the country like a mad  thing, in search of new objects  color-box and pencil. V But you  the -gentleman   is-  for her  haven't  -do, you.  told  us  who  know   him?"  ��������� "Mr.'Ormsby!���������and thoy  are bringing  him   here!" "���������',.  '  "Mr.; Ormsby, of Ormsby Towers!"  repeated the doctor, who, busy wibh  his case of instruments, had failed 'to  observe Miss Fahcourt's agonized  alarm. "A charming gentleman, . and  an accomplished . scholar, say all who  have seen him, for he has not long returned from America, as I hear- Don't-  disturb yourself, Miss Fancourt; I'll  see my horse put into the gig in a moment.    Don't  disturb yourself!"  "That is a very easy thing to say,  doctor, but .who'should know so well  as one of your profession, how difficult  such   advice   is   to   follow?"  When.the door had closed upon the  doctor and Joey, Aunt Cordy's self-  control, for the moment, deserted her;  and sinking into a chair, she covered her  face with her thin, wrinkled hands, and  gave* way to a perfect storm of sobs  and   tears.  If it were a weakness, it wa.s one  soon conquered, for five minutes afterward   she   rose   and   rang   the   bell.  "Ask  Mrs.   Steer to  come to  me.'  And when Jane Steer came, dhe  found her mistress somewhat Da.k������. it  Is true, but, to all appearance, as free  fiom   emotion'as   a   block  of   marble.  'Jane, you have-heard the name of  the gt'iitlonvan they are bringing here?"  "Yes,  miss."  "What is to be done?"  "Nothing as yet. His hurts, after  all, may prove but slight Under any  circumstances, you cannot refuse to  succor   a   wounded   man."  "But Maud! How was if that, Maud  was with him7 Oh, Jane, Jane! I  have a presentiment of evil!"  "Don't i-ny that. Miss Cordelia; Miss  Maud is incapable of even a thought  ol wrong, as her dear mother was before   her."  "And was my sister's end a happy  one, for all that? There, there! don't  Jet i;h twist our faces over our shoulders, Jane. If people always looked  backwards 'inc^ brooded on the past  they would most of them go mad."  ������������������Then why. Miss Cordelia." said  Jane Steer, respectfully, "should we  alv-ays anticipate misfortune. Is it not  pi ssible that the meeting of these young  people may have been brought abort  by those influences that it is not given  to either man or woman to hinder or  rightly  estimate?"  Miss   Fancourt  heaved   a  deep   sigh-  "Fifteen years is a long time to wait,  Jane���������a very long time. I fear ���������my old  bones will be at rest long, long before  the mystery which hangs about this ill-  fa foil  house  is unraveled."  "If it is ever to be unraveled at. all,"  ai swerod Jane, bluntly, "it will be by  younger heads and more active minds  than we possesss. if I may speak without offense, Miss Cordelia. For my  part, if ever 1 was sure of ..anything,  I'm sure of this���������that before"! close my  eyes in death, I shfrtl see your sister  and my beloved mistress' name made  pure as snow. Not that I want evidence; but I prav for it, for her dear  sake."  We have already said that Miss Fan-  court regarded Jane Steer rather as a  friend than a servant, and it was with  unaccustomed, tears in her eyes that  she now i^pssisi, her hand. .  "I agree .\\40i all that you say, Jane;  but no armor, that we can wear in this  world but'is vulnerable to. the shaft, of  calumny; and no heart, however true,  but shrinks from the public' sheer. For  our darling's .''sake, I repeat, Mr: Ormsby  cannot remain here-"  "It is for her sake, also, that I answer, it will never do for us to shut the  door against a man- wounded and begging . for help, even though - that nvai'V  bears the name of Ormsby. What  would the doctor think ? What would  the  world  say?"  Miss Fancourt Wrung her hands, and  with an indecision utterly at variance  with her usual character, repeated,  "What is  to be done?"  "This," said the housekeeper; "hear  what Doctor Comeron has to say. and  be governed by. that. If there is danger  to be feared from his immediate removal, Mr. Ormsby must remain till���������*'  Both the women started <ns a third  voice, broke' in���������a bright, fresh voice���������  aid  concluded the sentence;  "Till he's quite recovered, to be sure,  he   must;   and   he'll   have   the   best   of  nurses   in   you,   I'm  sure,   Mrs.   Steer."  It was Maud who spoke.  She  had  entered the room   unpereeiv-  ed by her aunt and the housekeeper, and  in time to .catch'the hitter's last words.  "Hewill be   here directly,"  she. said.:  "How lucky it was that the doctor was  her;/; for'I- fear-^oh! I,fear, Mr. Ormsby must be badly hurt."  ;  :.  Here there was again an interruption.  .Mrs. Steer's presence was required. by  the servants, who were engaged in .preparing the room for Mr. Ormsbyjs re^  coption. ; .;.���������..���������/ ,a;;  "I will come1 and help!"���������and before'  her .aunt could make any movement to  detain her, .Maud had hurried away,  ostensibly to assist in the . arrange-:  inent .of,., the chamber, but,; in reality,  dreading at that moment to' meet Miss  Cordy's questioning. So all was-bustle  and confusion for the next half-hou;';  and behind the bustle and confusion,  Maud strove to hide her. deep emotion,,  ���������Mid prevent others from guessing at  the hopes and fears that possessed her.  ..When tlie melancholy procession arrived, Miss Cordy and her niece were  on the terrace to receive it-  Cyril Ormsby, helpless, bleeding, and  with a face of death, is carried up the  steps and into: the house of the, man  who was carried, in the same way, up  the. same steps, .fifteen years -ago���������the.  man who, 'if: rumor could , be believed,  had met a violent death, at the hands of  CyriJV,father.:.".-.:. .:.    ,   '. ,   ,.;���������:,,.    .:'.;  "!������ Iks very' much hurt?" asked Miss\  FanccTirt  of -'-'Doctor- Cameron,   as .-thg-f  pissed into the Hall. .;'���������'���������'������������������  She spoke, in' a .whisper,",and.., he* replied in  the same tone--;���������' s;'  '  "Very much hurt���������I fear," congestion  of the brain." *  "He mus: remain here?"  The doctor, who quite misunderstood  the sigh which accompanied' these  words, replied, .emphatically, "Yes, Mr.  Ormsby's danger is already considerably  aggravated by the want of immediate  rest. It .would be his death to remove  him���������his  death!" .      .'.  [TO BE CONTINUED.]  Hiimor of tlio  Census.  The Citizeness���������Yez wants.to know me  dilicate age. mc wealth, me ancistry?  Och, yez swate spalpeen, yez wants to  marry me!   Wlini  It  May Come To.  Miss Uptodate���������I think I should like  to be the wife of a man with a chance to  be president.  Mr. Cadet (coyly throwing himself on  her neck)���������Ob, darling, but this is r*  sudden !-  BEAU"   BLAKE.  Tlie  Story a Texan Tells About the  Irish Brigade Commander,  "I know 'Buck' Blake, or ''Beau*  Blake, as some call him, who is now  in command of the Irish brigade with  the Boers," said a Texas man tlie other evening. "He had been a cowboy  and at the time I made his acquaintance'was interested with a Kentuckian  named Harvey Watson in a horse  ranch south of "Brownsville. He was  a big, good natured, powerful fellow,  with humorous Irish blue eyes and a  small, sandy mustache. Although he  had no record as a,'bad man,' it was  pretty well understood that he had  plenty of sand and could take care of  himself in an emergency. I saw that  fully demonstrated one night at Fort  Worth. He was in town on some business aad, happening to walk into a big  bar att*ehed to a gambling house then  famous throughout the southwest, encountered a cattleman named Ed Armstrong, with whom he had bad some  diilicult-y over a stock brand.  "Armstrong had the,, reputation of  being a 'killer,' and as soon as' ho,saw  Blake he reopened the old quarrel.  Blake replied to his remarks good hu-  moredly, but he became more and  more insulting and liually whipped out  a six shooter and leveled it at the  Irishman's head. 'Now, you hound,'  he roared, 'I want you to tell the  whole house that you're a liar!'  "The action was so sudden that Blake  had no time to defend himself, but he  never turned ' a haiv. 'Aw, put that  thing away,' he said laughingly. Then,  looking over Armstrong's shoulder, he  added, as if speaking to somebody behind him, 'It's all right, Harvey; he's  only^ kidding.' 7      ' V   .  - "Thinking that Blake's partner, Watson, had entered the place and was  then in his rear, the desperado instantly wheeled around. As be,did so .the  big Irishman hit him a crushing blow,  under the ear and knocked him fully a  dozen feet. His revolver flew out of  liis hand as he fell and exploded harmlessly in the air, and before he could  recover his senses Blake \vas ou bis  chest, with his hands on his throat.  ...-''"That ended;the row and made ais everlasting impression on .'.'my mind. By  the way, Blake got his nickname of.  'Beau' from a favorite expression of  his while a cowboy. On Sundays he  used to 'beau up.' as he called it, to  visit some"-girls on an adjoining ranch.  'Beauing-up' consisted of shaving and  taking'his trousers: nut of bis boots;"   ���������  An  Ocean' Hotel,  Some :idea of what a big hotel a  transatlantic; liner is may be gained  from the following from Aihslie's Magazine: /'Everything about-.the;kitchen-;  of a great steamship is on a most elaborate scale. The range weighs many  tons; the various soup caldrons are  constructed to hold 20 gallons; loaves  are baked by the hundred, joints roasted by the dozen, each in,a separate and  specially constructed compartment. To  serve the meals thousands of plates,  pieces of silver, cups and saucers and  napkins are required, and the average  breakage In the galley of a big ship  amounts to a barrel of china every day.  "The amount of stores required for a  single voyage by a great liner is comparable only to the commissariat of an  army. Here are a few figures furnished by the chief steward of one of the  big German ships from the order sheet  for a recent trip: Sixteen tons'of fresh  beef, five tons of laihb and veal, 3,500  head of chickens, ducks, geese and  game, four tons of-salted meats. 1.000  dozens eggs, three tons of sugar, 100  barrels of flour, 700 bushels of potatoes, 2]/t> tons of butter, 2,000 quarts of  milk and 500 gallons of ice cream. Of  course this is not an exhaustive list,  but it will serve to give an idea of tbe  enormous appetite which the storerooms of the ocean liner must satisfy."  Cooling Water In Nicaragnn,  "They have," said a railroad man, "a  primitive method of cooling water in  Mexico and Central America. The  principal is perfectly simple, but there  is a. certain knack about the thing that  I have never known a white man to  fully acquire,.  "When a native in one of the broiling  hot little villages of interior Nicaragua  wants to, cool some water, she fills a  half gallon earthenware jar about two-  thirds full, rarentheticaily I say 'she,'  because this is a task that" requires  more energy than any male Nicara-  guan was ever known to possess. The  jar is made of baked clay, and, not be-  ,ing glazed, is partially porous and soon  becomes moist oh the outside. Two  leather straps are firmly attached to* ,  the neck, arid, seizing these in her  hands, she begins to rotate the jar  swiftly in the air. The mouth is wido  open, but centrifugal action keeps tho  liquid from flying out.  "The average native woman is frail  and listless" in appearance, but the" endurance which they exhibit at this sort  of calisthenics is marvelous. It ia  about the same as swinging Indian  clubs, and I am afraid to say how long  I have seen them keep it up. lest you"  might set me down as a prize liar. t  Generally the lord and master lies in  one corner of their ,'jacal.' or hut,  smoking a cigarette and watching the  operation languidly. When the woman thinks the water is sufficiently cool,  she stops with a dexterous twist of the  wrist and hands him the jar.  "Usually lie takes a gulp, growls out,  'Mbocba caloral' which is native patois for 'blamed hot,' and she begins  again, patiently describing pin wheels.  I have never, made a test with a thermometer, but I assure you they can reduce tepid water to the temperature of  a   very   cool'-'.-'mountain   spring."  Hugo on .Immortality.    .  I feel in myself the future life. I am  like a forest once cut down���������the new  shoots are stronger and livelier than ever.  I am rising, I know, toward the sky. The  sunshine is on my head. The earth gives  me its generous sap, but heaven lights  me with the reflection , of unknown  worlds. You say the soul is nothing but  the resultant of the bodily powers. Why;,  then, is my soulmore luminous when my  bodily powers begin to fail? Winter is  oh my head, but eternal spring is in my  heart. There I breathe at this hour the  fragrance of the lilacs, the violets and  the roses as at 20 years. The nearer I  approach the end the plainer I hear  around me the immortal symphonies of  the worlds which invite me. It is marvelous, yet simple. It is a fairy tale, and  it is history. For half a century I have  been writing my thoughts in prose and in  verse.���������.���������'���������''���������������������������History, philosophy, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode and song���������I.  have tried all. But I feel I have not said  the thousandth: part of what is in me.  When I,go down to the grave. I can,say,,  like so many others, "I have finished my  day's Work."- But I cannot say, "I have  finished my life." My day's work will  begin again in the morning. The tomb  is not a blind alley: it is a thoroughfare.  It closes on the twilight; it opens with  the dawn.���������Victor Hugo.  i\  Miss Long Tongne,  A young woman who does portraits in  pastels had a bad quarter of an hour with  herself down near the caverns of Luray.  It. was an inn with a parlor, and one  day when it rained everybody sat therein  and asked questions of everybody else.  A mild little woman ventured to ask the  young artist if she knew. Mr. So-and-so,  "Do you. mean Mr. John So-and-so or  the other one? I forget his name," said  the artist, "but he's fearfully dissipated,  and they say his wife is going to get a  divorce.  His name is���������lot me see���������it is"���������  The mild little woman rose. She was ���������  pale. ������  "His name is Fred," she said, "but I  didn't know���������I didn't know���������why, he's  my brother!"���������Washington P-nnt.  Passing Boasts.  Gotham Maid���������We have the best dressed men.  Chicago Maid���������Oh well, wo have the  best dressed beef.  Are the People Who Testify Below to the Benefits  Derived From the Use of the Famous Remedies  of Dr. A. W. Chase.  Both the Recipe Book and the great  Family Remedies of Dr. Chase attest  his earnestness aud sincere desire to  benefit his fellow-beings. His just  reward is found in the grateful appreciation of his grand work by persous  who have been benefited. Here are  three earnest letters.  BAD  CASE  OF   TILES.  Mr. W. B. Shepparri, travelling excursion agent, Sutton West, York  County, Ont., writes:���������"I must send a  word of commendation for Dr. Chase's  Ointment. I was badly used up with  piles, and iu misery most of the time,  when I heard of Dr. Chases' Ointment.  The first application had such good  results that I continued using it until  thoroughly cured."  SICK  HEADACHE.  Mrs. Don, 350 James street north,  Hamilton, Ont., says:���������'I have been a  martyr to sick headache. Though I  tried numerous remedies, none seemed  to bring relief. At times I found myself od the verge of despair; nothing  met my case I recently procured a  box of Dr. Chases' K'dney-Liver Pills,  and am thankful to say that at last I  have found the right medicine. At once  I obtained relief. Dr. Chase's Kidney-  Liver Pills have worked wouders for  me and I shall always recommend  them."  HEALTH FOR OLD AGE.  Mrs Margaret Iron, Tower Hill, N.  B., writes:���������"Dr. Chases' Nerve Pood  has done me a world of good. I was  so weak that I could not walk twice the  length of the house. My hands trembled so that I could not carry a pint of  water. I was too nervous to sleep, and  unable to do work of any kind.  "Since using Dr.Chases' Nerve Pood  I have been completely restored. I can  walk a mile without any inconvenience.  Though 76 years old and quite fleshy, I  do my own house work, and considerable sewing, knitting and reading besides. Dr. Chases' Nerve Pood has  proved of inestimable value to me."  Imitators of Dr. Chase's Remedies  do not dare to reproduce his portrait  and signature, which are found on  every box of his genuine remedies. At  all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  ::!  7\  :/  1  fl  n  aim I  (  5  (0  h  i  I  ,/'  ' i  A F-RAG ME NT.  Sweet as the devrfal], splendid as the south,  Loye   touched   with   speech   Boccaccio's 'golden  mouth;  Joy thrilled and filled its utterance full with song,  And   sorrow   smiled   on   doom   that   wrought   no  wrong,  A starrier luster of lordlier music rose  Beyond the sundering bar of seas and snows  When Chaucer's thought took life and light from  his,  And England's crown'was one with Italy's.  Loftiest and last, by grace of Shakespeare's word,  Arose above their quiring spheres, a third,  Arose and flashed and faltered, song's deep sky  Saw Shakespeare pass in light, in music die.  No light like his, no music, man might give  To bid the darkened sphere, left songless, live.  ���������Algernon Charles Swinburne.  * A CLEVER ���������  A\AKE UP.  Story of a  Fancy Dress Ball.  4���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������"���������������������������'������������������������������������������������������-������������������  Henry Apps of Hoxton completed  the fixing of the wires on the *lawn  of Hasleigh court. He looked up at  the dim light in the dressing room and  chuckled softly as he bent the last yard  of wire.  "A   trip   in   time."   says   Mr.   Apps,  "saves nine." , '  v.    He threw the rope ladder gently in  ' the air, and at the first effort it caught  the projecting nail.  "Once on board the lugger," quoted  Mr. Apps facetiously, as he mounted  the rope ladder, "and the girl is mine."  He opened the window very gently  and soon stood inside the dressing  room. Near the table in the corner of  ��������� the room was an iron safe.  "Well. I'm jiggered!" exclaimed Mr.  Apps. lie loosened the flaps of his fur  cap and mopped his brow' with the  back of .his hand. "Well, I'm jigger-  , ed! If they 'ayen't' been and left the  key'in it for me. ��������� I might have saved  myself a lot of trouble if I'd a know-  ed."  Mr. Apps swung open the heavy door  of the safe and listene'd to the music  down stairs., Young Lady Staplehurst  was giving, as Mr. Apps ''very well  knew, a dance, a fancy dress dance,  on her return from the continent after  her term of- widowhood.  "I'll just see first of all," he said,  "that the coast is absolutely clear, and  then���������then for a bagful."  Henry Apps stepped out into the  broad passage. He slouched, with his  jimmy sticking out of his capacious  side pocket, a few steps toward the  stairs. Suddenly a girlish figure turn-  ' ed the corner.       ...-���������..    ���������        ;  "Bless my 'artr.'cried-Mr; Apps. .  "Why. how .d,p;you do?" said- the  young lady, stepping forward. She  gave a soft-laugh that was very pleasant. "This is really delightful. Do  you know, I recognized you in spite of  the costume?"  She held the hand of Mr. 'Apps for  a moment, causing that gentleman to  gasp for breath, and called one of the  maids.  "Just bring me a pencil and a card,"  she said, "I must arrange for a carriage >to take Captain Norman back to  his hotel in the morning. I wasn't  sure that he would come."  "I can walk." remarked Mr. Apps,  with restored self possession.  "I won't hear of it. When shall we  say, now?"  "Say in an hour's time," said Mr.  Apps. "I can go up stairs again alone,  change my logs and do all I want to."  "And can't you stay longer?"  ... She gave the card to the maid and  ordered it to be dispatched at once.  "I've got a busy night before me,"  urged Mr. Apps excusiugly. He  thought of his dog waiting on the lawn  and feared it might give an inopportune'bark. Besides, the safe was still  open, and the diamonds were waiting  for him. He had noticed with satisfaction that Lady Staplehurst was wear-  "You were always an active man.  captain."  "Always a-doing something," agreed  Mr. Apps. "If it isn't one thing, it's another." He shook his head reflectively.  "I often wonder I don't write a book  about it all."  "I don't believe you will know auy-  body here. Captain Norman," she said,  as they walked down stairs, "but I  couldn't help sending you a card, seeing bow friendly we were on the Pe-  shawur. Do you remember those evenings on deck in the Red sea?"  She was really a very fine young woman, and in her costume she looked  extremely well.  "Do I not?" said Mr. xVpps, with  much fervor. "Shall I ever forget  'em?"  "And then the journey from Brindisl,  you know, and that funny little German���������you remember him?"  "He was a knockout, that German  was."  "And the girl who played the banjo,  and"���������  "It was great," agreed Mr. Apps���������  "great."  The large ballroom was very full. A  small covey of brightly dressed young  people flew toward the young hostess  to complain of her temporary absence  from the room, and a broad shouldered  gondolier shook hands with her and  took up her card with something of an  air of proprietorship.  "I thought I had left the key in the���������  excuse me."    The young hostess took  back her card from the gondolier. "I  am engaged to Captain Norman. You  don't know him?   Allow me."  "Pleased to meet you." said Henry  Apps.   " 'Ow's the world using you?"  "That's an original costume of yours,  Captain Norman," remarked the gondolier. "I don't know that I've ever  seen anything so daringly neat before."  "Well, wot of It?" demanded Mr.  Apps, with sudden aggressiveness.'  "Wot's the odds to you wot I like to  wear?   You needn't think you're"���������  "Captain Norman." interposed the  young hostess laughingly.' "you roust  not overdo the part. Look here. I've  put your name down for this waltz, but  if you like we'll sit it out���������that Is, it  you promise to keep up that diverting  east end talk. I like it. Do you thin*  you can manage to do so?"  .  "Rather," said Apps.  "And it is a capital make up. Captain  Norman," she went on. "Do you know  that at first, just for one moment. I  thought you were a real burglar."  "Fancy that now!" said Apps. He  was relieved at seeing an obvious way  out of his difficulty. "There's nothing  like doing' the thing in a proper, strite-  forward w'y."  "And," said Lady Staplehurst, 'with  ber fan on his arm as they walked  across the room, "you have got, the  east end accent capitally."  "'Tain't so dusty, is it?"  She beckoned to the gondolier.  "Captain Norman and I are great  friends," she said in an explanatory  way. "Ho has not been long home  from abroad, and he knows scarcely  any one."  "Not   a   blessed   soul,"   echoed   Mr.  Apps.  "Isn't it capital?" asked Lady Staplehurst of the gondolier delightedly.  "How much more interesting it would  be if every one would only talk to me  in their.character!"  "WelJ, blow me," said Lady Staplehurst. screwing her pretty mouth in  tier effort to imitate the cockney's .accent��������� "blow me if this ain't a fair take  ���������I mean like dab!" she laughed. "It's  ��������� no use, Captain Norman, I can't talk as  you can."  "It's a gift," said Mr. Apps. "That's  what it is."  "You don't want to be introduced to  anybody here. I suppose?"  "Not me."  "You have heard of"���������  She pointed  in the direction of the  gondolier.  "All I want to.".  "He's really making a big name In  the house, you know.   I watch his career with great interest."  ' "Thinks^a jolly lot of himself."  "Oh; I think a lot of him. too," remarked Lady, Staplehurst pleasantly.  "And is that'a jimmy sticking out of  your jacket pocket? This is indeed realism. " You don't know how it works,  I suppose?"  "W.ell, I've got a kind of hidea," said  Mr. Apps.    "Look 'ere.    You put this'  end in. and"���������  Mr; Apps found himself getting quite  excited in the explanations that he  gave. It was a new sensation to meet  one who showed an intelligent Interest  in his profession, and he could not help  feeling flattered. Looking up, he saw  the gondolier gazing at him.  "He don't look 'appy, that chap," said  Mr. Apps.  "Will you excuse me for one moment?"  "Wot are you going up to?" he said  apprehensively.  "I want to speak to him."  "Oh,"   with   relief,   "I   don't   mind  that!"  While Lady Staplehurst was making  the gondolier resume his ordinary expression Mr. Apps thought , and  thought. The couple promenading after the waltz looked curiously at him. !  "You are in the worst fix you were  ever in, 'Enery," said Mr. Apps.  "You're 'avlng 'em on toast, you are.  but you'll be glad to get up stairs agen.  You want them diamonds, that's what  you want. Time means money to you,  'Ecery."  Lady Staplehurst hurried toward the  doorway. A murmur of amazement  went through the room as the guests  saw a new arrival In the costume of a  police constable accompanied by a man  In plain clothes. Mr. Apps, thinking  over his exploits, gazing abstractedly  at his boots, regretting their want of  polish, did not see them until the plain  ' clothes man tapped him on the shoulder.  "What, Apps again!" exclaimed the  man.  "Yus." said the burglar discontentedly. "Yus. it is Apps agine, Mr. Walker.  And vurry glad you are to see him,  I'venodaht."  "Always a pleasure to meet a gentleman like you," said Mr. Walker cheerfully, as he conducted him to the doorway. "I've wanted to run up against  you before."  Much commotion In the ballroom at  the divertiag little scene. General  agreement that Lady Staplehurst was  a perfect genius at entertaining.  "But, loveliest." said the gondolier  confidently to Lady Staplehurst, "isn't  this carrying a joke rather too far?  That's a real detective."  "I   know,"   said   the   loveliest   girl,  trembling now a little.   "That's a real  burglar too."  "A real"���������  "Yes, yes. Don't make a fuss. I  don't want the dance spoiled. Take me  down to supper, like a good fellow."-  Hi-Stii~l<i  :i'"l   Utirkltr.  Many a rough-looking man carries  in his pocket, safe from all eyes bui  his own, some memento or relic that  is to him as a shield and buckler  against the powers of evil.  x\ story is told of'*x big, burly miner who steadily refused to join his  comrades in their drink bouts, or in  any of their revels in which evil was  clone. He was not surly and morose.,  but he steadfastly declined all invitations to take part in his companions' carousals. He was jeered at.  and subjected to all sorts of anuov-  ances, but yield he would not. One  ni*ht, ' when the revelry ran high,  and many men were half drunk, ihoy  declared that "Big Joe," as .he was  called, simply "had to drink with  them."  "I will not, boys," he declared  firmly.  They declared that if ho did not  they would force liquor clown his  throat, and .then run out of tho  camp.  "You ain't no better than the rest  of us!" said .one man angrily.  "I have not said that T was."  "Well, why can't you join \is and  be friendly and sociable like, when  we're trying to have a good time?  Ain't signed the pledge, have you?"  -with a .sneer.  "No, have not signed any pled.re,  boys."  "'Well, then, what is it that makes  you  hang  back  this   way?"  "Well, boys, I'll tell you," he s-aifl.  "It's something I don't like to talk  about, but I'll tell you, and perhaps  you'll not expect nor want me to  drink with you when I have told you  the truth."  He thrust his hand down into an  inside pocket, in his gray flannel  shirt, and drew forth "something  wrapped in an old silk handkerchief.  Inside the handkerchief was a wrapping of tissue paper, and in the paper was a little shining curl of yellow hair. Big Joe held the curl up  between his thumb and finger, and  said: "Boys, I've got a little motherless girl nearly two thousand miles  from here, and that curl came from  her precious, little brown head. T  used to. drink a lot���������enough to ruin  my wife's happiness, and when she  was dying I promised her that I'd  never drink another drop, and that  for our little girl's sake I'd be a better man, and when I left my little  one with her grandmother, I promised them both what I promised my  wife, and my little girl cut this from  her head and gave if. to me to 'remember her by,' and she said: 'Maybe it will help you to keep your  promise, papa.' .It has helped me.  I've worn it next my heart night and  day, and I'll never, never drink a  drop, nor do anything she would be  sorry to have me do while it is  there. Now, do yotf want me to  drink with you,  boys?"  The man who had,' threatened to  have .whisky poured clown Big Joe's  throat was the first to say, "No,"  and from that time forward he was  never asked to break his promise.  His little girl's curl of shinincr brown  hair was his shield and buckler, and  with God's help it was to him a sure  defence.   ��������� ������������  ny the other evening at dinner.  "Don't you think you have eaten  enough, Johnny?" asked his mother.  ''No, I guess not," replied the little  fellow. "My stomach only aches a  little  Kit."  C:iiinilial������ I*: ������������������ ������������������   '  O'-t   J'orlf.  In the new Hebrides human life has  been made safer by the introduction  of pigs into the island. The eannilvJs'  are said to prefer roast pork to roast  man. . -"���������  A   C������>lif������'ssi������>ri   <tf    We:��������� lcII���������������->-.  Fretting   is   a   perpetual   confession  of weakness.  famed tree was located on the north  side of Put-In-Bay island, in the park.  Hundreds of people were on the spot  immediately after the fall of the historic willow to secure portions of the  bark or wood as mementos.  '<  ONE  CENT A YEAR.  The T.o-r  CMimd.  Perhaps the most successful song  of modern times is "The J^ost  Chord," whose sale in Great Britain  has exceeded two hundred and  fifty thousand        copies. The  story of its composition, as told  by Mr. Willeby, in his "Masters of English Music," illustrates  that in the art, as in statesmanship,  success came to those.  Who knew the seasons, when to take  Occasion by the hand.  For    nearly      three weeks,  Arthur  ,-Seyhiour      Sullivan   had   watch'.:d   by  the  bedside of a dying brother. , One  night, when the end was not far  off,  and   his     brother   was    sleeping    he  chanced    to come across   some verses  of     Adelai.de      Procter's   whiAh"     i'-ve  years  before he had  tried   in vain  to  set in music.  In the silence of that night-watch  he read them over again, and ,il:ros'.  instantly their . lrmsiorl' exnros.,i.-n  was conceived. A stray sheet. if  music paper wa.s at hant!, nnd h.-> Logan to write. The music grew, find  he worked on, delighted to be helped  .while away iho Hours of watchi."'J..  As he progressed, he felt sum ���������������!���������>'���������  music was \vh--': he had sought *Vm  and failed to find on the occasion -*f  his first atl.ermf <o <~et the. v.-ore's.  In a short time it was conrple'<->. ;m-1  not long after in the publisher's  hands.  A.  Mail   Carrier   In   Wisconsin   Who  Receives Tliat Salary.  Iowa county, Wis., lays claim to having the lowest salaried official in the  employ of the United States govern-  mpnt. The government hires Frank  ' Lynch for 1 cent a year to carry the  mail l*etween Dodgeville, the,county  seat of Iowa county, and Mineral  Point, nine miles distant.  It is the law that such employees  shall be paid quarterly, but Lynch, al-  . though he has been carrying the mails  regularly since last July, has as yet received no quarters of a cent or checks  for those amounts. The young man is  not looking for any remittance on his  salary until July, when he expects a  check for a whole cent. - It is supposed  this will be the smallest check ever  issued by the government, and efforts  have already been made to secure possession of it. The mail carrier has received several offers of $15 or $20 for  the check, but he has so far warily  avoided any definite entanglements.  Both Dodgeville and Mineral Point  have railroads, but there'is none be-'  tween the two towns. The ������vip from  one place to the other by rail is so  roundabout that it is out of the question, so passengers and mail are driven  across country.1 Whoever has the contract for carrying the mail feels that  he is certain of all the passenger trade,  for no one has yet had the courage to  compete for passenger business with  the United States mail carrier. , For  this reason the transfer of the mail is  deemed a valuable privilege.  Every four years the postoffice departments contracts to lowest bidders  for transfer cf mail sack. Last year  there was the liveliest competition ever  known for the Dodgeville-Mineral  Point contract. * Several different men  signified their intention of going into  the contest, and the "talk" was kept  up until each bidder knew' he would  have to go pretty low to get the prize.  The man who then held the contract  had been receiving about $40 per year  for carrying the mail. It is said that  when the bids for the new contract  were opened In "Washington it was  found that the three lowest offers for  carrying the mail per year were 1 cent,  39 cents and $1.50. Frank Lynch, being the 1 cent bidder, was awarded the  contract for four years.���������New York  Journal.  Rival CemeterieB. ,  The citizens of Hiawatha, Kan., are-  divided into two hostile camps over a,  curious question. Some time ago a  wealthy woman died and was buried.  When her will was opened, It was discovered tbat,she had left $500 for the'  improvement of the cemetery In which,  she should be buried. The managers,  of the graveyard in which she wasn'i*  buried are trying to have the body  moved, and the , people have taken,  sides.  A  Never Made nn Arreit.  Patrolman Stephen Rowan Is the  most notable member of the Chicago'  police force and in one respect' probably he is unique. He has been a  member of the force for,2G years and'  In that time he has never made an arrest. He is (51 years old, and Mayor  Harrison has recently made him a  member of bis own personal bodyguard, which is composed,of the big-  jcest men in the service.  * ;  A small boy in Lhe juvenile grammar class, being loiu to comuaiu u>e  adjective "litUe," answered:. ,'li..;,w,  small,   nothing at uU,"  One morning little .Nellie discovered a spider's web in the wiiivimv.  "Oh, mamma," she exclaimed, "cumo  and see this bug L... a little Lujii-  mock!" 1; __.  Amazed by the brevity of little,  four-year-old Grade's nap, her uiutn-'  er asked her why she. had awakened  so      soon. "Why,"   replied   Grade,  looking  up   in   childish   astonishment,  "1 slept all the sleep  I had."  "Oh,      mamma,"     exclaimed   little  Bessie,      "just     look  what big     ears  that   man   has!"      "Plush,"   respond-.  ed     the     mother   in  a  whisper,   "the  gentleman      might       hear you."  "Well," continued Bessie, "if he  can't he ought to take down his  signs."  "Please  give  me some more  of  the  pudding,  mamma,"   said  small   John-  Air Cut Off Hia Arm.  James McMullen lost his arm in a  most remarkable manner the other day  in a laundry. McMullen stopped at the  wringer and held his hands over it to  dry them. He got one hand too low,  so that the air suction caught it, and  his arm from the elbow down was taken off as by a miracle.  The wringer is a large circular Iron  affair, with a smaller bowl inside it in  which the clothes are placed. The  smaller apartment is perforated with  holes upon the sides, and the whole  thing revolves at the rate of several  ftiousand revolutions a minute. ( ' The  effect is that the air currents within  the wringer are as temfic in, their  power as the center section of a Kansas cyclone. When a cyclone strikes a  brick building and hurls It to atoms,  the force seems appalling and incomprehensible. The accident to Mr. McMullen was equally mystifying. The  instant his arm came into contact with  the current of air it'was parted at. the  elbow. One part lay on the clothes  that were in the machine, and the other dangled from bis shoulder.'. There  was nothing about the machine to give  him even a scratch.  Tbe nerve exhibited by "McMullen  was wonderful. "It never touched  me." was the first thing he said. The  ���������girls in the room were screaming, and  McMullen calmly informed them that  it was not his bead that was taken off  and told them to be still. He was taken to a hospital, and bis arm was amputated close to the shoulder.���������Hutchinson (Kan.) News.  A Flontinpr Island Lost.  A large floating island on the Mekong  or Cambodia river, in Siam, recently  slipped its moorings and has not been  seen or heard of since. There were a  number of trees three feet in diameter  on the island, and the land was under  cultivation. The owner has been bunting diligently for bis property, but has  not been able to hear any tidings of it.  It undoubtedly went down the river  with a freshet and has either stranded  or gone to pieses.���������Indianapolis Press.  A Historic Willow Gone.  Perry willow, the historic tree marking the last resting place of some 20  British and American officers who participated in the battle of Lake Erie,  off Put-In-Bay, in the war of 1812.  blew down in a recent gale.    The far 1  A Skater's Daring;.  Few feats of skating have ever ex-  ceiled the exploit,of one of Napoleon's  officers   performed   shortly   after   the '  fight  at Jena   in   1S0U.     The  emperor  dispatched an officer to  Marshal Mor-  tier requiring him to seize certain Important  towns  without  delay.     When  the officer arrived at the mjirfth of the ;  Elbe, where the river is ~yJ'iniles^wide,  he was threate.ni.-d with s'eriousrid^s.'of  time.   The river was just covered 'with'  ice, therefore to row over was,out of  the question.    He could  not cross by'  the   nearest   bridge   without  going 20  miles out of his way on roads heavy  with snow, and  he grudged  the  time  ttmt would thus be wasted.    So ho re-'.  solved to skate across the thin, freshly  formed ice.    Had he tried walking he'  would have sunk afonce, but by skim- -.  ming along on Iris'skates at the top"of ���������  his speed be got over tbe river both.dry  and unharmed.   By this daring if dan-1  gerous  deed' he saved  six  hours,  did*  what Napoleon bade him do and woo'  great credit for his bold and clever ex-v.  ploit  Tlie Biters Bit.  '   "See that party with the jag" sitting  in the corner of the car?" said a con- ,  ductor who was riding to the car barns  in a Zoo and Eden park car to the conductor in charge of the car. '.   ���������-'  "Yep. He's got a heavy bundle," was  the answer. ' ;  "Well, take this counterfeit halfdol- '  lar with 37ou when you collect his fare.  A passenger passed" it on me a month  ago.   If he gives you a dollar, you can  shove it on him." __ -  The conductor of the car' took the  lead half dollar, entered the car,' and  the man with the jag held out a silver  dollar and received the counterfeit half  and 45 cents in change.  "Worked like a charm." said the conductor as he reached the platform.  "Here he comes now. >. He ��������� want's to  get off."  The drunken man wabbled to the  door and unsteadily descended1-fro in  the car.  "Now we'll split up." remarked, the  conductor of the car as he drew the  dollar from his pocket. And as both  of the conductors gazed at the silver  dollar they gasped in unison:' "We're  up ag'in it!   It'" n counterfeit dollar."���������  Explanation  Needed.'  "What do you mean by intimating  that Mr. Oakland is elevated spherically?" demanded the high school girl of  her brother. .  "Didn't say any such thing!"  "You made a statement tantamount   -  to that."  "Didn't!"     . ������������������'.'.'-'.'..'"���������'  "You said he was all balled up."���������  Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.  I*<ki><Mi   in    To)>.i������.<>i������   *tm������*l<M. *  As the proportions of nicotine do  not satisfactorily explain, the poisonous efTects of tobacco, H. Thorns assumes that the toxic substance is a .  new oil he has detected in tobacco  smoke. This   oil     produces   violent  headache, trembling, giddiness, etc.,  and by treatment with a two per  cent, potash solution yields a phenollike body \vit,h an odor like creosote.  Penance  For Disconrtcay.  Nicholas   I,   czar  of   Russia,   was   the  type of an absolute aristocrat.    The sue- ���������  cession   of  terrible  wars  which  clouded-  his reign did  not tend to soften his disposition or to render him less imperious.  But, rough and harsh as he was, Nicholas had a measure of chivalry in his dis-(  position. ' He  would  not tolerate  under  any circumstances an insult offered to a ,  woman.  As the czar was driving through the  streets of St. Petersburg he caught sight  of an officer of his household in the act  of upsetting an old beggar woman whose  hands were raised in a prayer for alms.  The official was quite unmindful of the  august witness of his act and was rather  pleased when, a few hours later, he was  summoned to the imperial presence.  Nicholas soon undeceived him and in  the presence of a dozen courtiers cut  him to the quick with his indignant reproof.  "Enough!" said Nicholas finally. "You  will walk up and down that corridor all  night, and every time you turn you will  say in a loud voice: '1 am a puppy! I  am a puppy!' "���������Youth's Companion.  !  -Si Write for Samples.  P. O. Box, 600.  The   White- House,  THE   LEADINGDRY GOODS  STORE.  67 GOVERNMENT ST. - - VICTORIA, B. C.  Special Mail Order Department just opened.  Orders executed the same day as received.  We buy   direct   from the manufacturers   and  sell at a small profit.  ' Agents for Butterick's Patterns and take subscriptions for The Delinbatoh. Fashion paper mailed free on  request.  HENRY YOUNG <������r CO.  msss  your deer.  BEFORE     BUYING    YOUR     .  GET   OUR    PRICES.  As we carry the largest stock in B. O, and your cheapest   freight   is  from Victoria.    Repairs by first class workmen.  i JOHN BARNSlxEY &��������� GO.  115.GOVERNMENT ST. - - VICTORIA,"B.C.  TtiE CUMBERLAND NEWS  . ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2 a year, in advance.  ���������'"TO. 3B. Bn&erson, BMtor.  JST Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  4   Subscribers     failing     to   lcueivc     The  Nuw'a regularly will coufer a favor by. noticing   the ' office.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17th, 1900.  HiXP THE  DISTRESSED.  ^mmmama)  W������ call our readers' attention to  the following letter received on the  ;12th inst.:  ,    ;: Gal^ito-n, Texas, Sept. 20, 19'00l  JC^ar Sir: '  At the time of the   storm,   Sept.  8th",''.we had in press a very handsome publication entitled, "Picturesque Galveston." It is a book of  something over a hundred pages, j  printed in 80-pound coated paper,  fiVled with views of this, one of the  most"beautiful cities in the world.  ; We have1 tendered the profits of  this publication .to the Galveston  Relief Committee and under their  auspices the book will be sold to  : -trie general public at $2 a volume.  The book is one of the handsomest  things that has ever come from the  ; printing presses, and is a souvenir  of Galveston of the day before the  8term. As a record of what the city  was and as a prophesy of what the  city will be when restored, this  volume is well worth tlie money, as  ������������������'it is the only thine; of. record in  that line. Hesides, purchasers will  have the sa isfaction of knowing  that thsy are contributing to the  relief'of thousands vvho were left  homeless and destitute, by the hurricane.  'We beg to request that you* will  at once in your columns advertise  this volume and receive orders for  the b.-ok. forwardi.-.g the same to  us at tlie-irate of $2 a volume. We.  feeivthat we may. wppeab to you in  a fraternal, spirit and that you can  safety guarantee to purchasers full  value for their moiioy.  ftjay I not personally apjjeal to  you in behalf'of humanity to push  VuJB.little   enterprise   in   your co!-  nrnns? I can assure you upon  honor that they will not be disappointed.  Address all orders and- make  checks payable to the Galveston  Tribune. Begging your early attention, I am,  Yuurs ver}** truly,  Claeekce Otjsltsy,  Editor Galvuston Eribune.  Approved in behalf of  Tlie Galveston Relief Committee.  W. A. JVJcVitie,-Chairmaii.  Orders received at the News   office for this publication.    Think of  the thousands left destitute   by the  laie dreadful calami:y.   o   Joe Moore doesn't do a thing to  the clothing line. His slock ia O.K.  McMillan Fur & Wool Co.'s price-  list of Oct, 1st, 1900 is at this .office. Those having anything in  their lino to sell cannot do better  than deal with this old reliable  firm. ;  We notice that the Comox' Ag.  Society gave,a prize for bread made  from Calgary fi nr. Would it not  be well, if a special -ft -ur is taken,  to "offer one-for br.-ad made from  Enderby flour? This is a'B.C, concern,, and Calgary is not in this  province, and the men who are interested in the Enderby mill are  ones who have their whole interest  here. The name of R. P. Rithet &  Co. is a household word. The flour  too makes first class bread and is  growing in popularity, as Messrs.  Waller & Partridge can testify by  the greatly growing demand.  A few years ago the person who  had the temerity to go into, bee  raiding in Union would have been  laughed at. Last year, Mrs. R.  Short, with her usual far sighted-  ness; decided to try a hive or so.  These she purchased from Mr. M.  J. Henry of Mt. Pleasant, and tbe  result lias'been beyond all expectation, a great stove of very superior Inney being collected this year.  The total amount unfortunate"! y  cannot be given as the owner preen ted lie- many friends with combs  at various times besides sav  int? a large quantity for her own  household. The swarms too have  b en most successful.  era /^n  d   jm.lm  15*  &  r.  HAVING, purchased the large Swkriipl ^ticlc ofVahey & Ker-  man, of Grand Forks, recently, assigned, we are prepared ..to  place before the Public of Nanaimo, Cumberland, and Comox,  many special values in Staple and Fancij Dry Goods.  Limited space will not permit us to say much about it here but  ask you to come and see for yourselves.  j  4  ���������/  r  'Vl  6  a  ���������S^^S^V-f  White Cotton, 36 in. wide, regular, She.  'As-. Muslins, regular 15c. per yard.  Fancy Gretons, regular 8 yds. for$l,  One dozen only, White Quilts,  Shirting Ginghams, 32 ins. wide,  Turkish Towels, go-jd value at 12-Jc.  Womens' Corsets,  Flannelette Blankets, both grey and Avhite,  ' SI a pair'  Lace Curiains, one dozen only, regular, $1 25,    ��������� Special price. $1 a pair,'  11 pieces Dres.-* Goods, Special ��������� price, 25c.  per vard.  3 pieces only, Dress Guods, Special price, 15c. per yd.  10 pieces, Tweed Dre&s Goods, regular 65c, 75c.    " "    45c     "  Children's Umbrellas. , Special price,     50c.  Wo'tuens' Walking Hats, 0 Special sale price, 5Qc.  Special price, 5c. per yd.  Special price. 12 1-2c. per yd.  Special price, 25c. per yd.  Special   price, $1 each.  Special price, 10c. per yd-  ���������   Special price,    10c. each.  50c. each������  i  Children's Flops  50c.  rv  *UR&Y, Mi.nagv.r/  Cumberland-, /?;. (7.  if  %  s >iKs,m*3. **a������������Rjc*T*cin^^s*ar.,scr.TH������ri.**f-/w<i"iTf ���������������������������*��������� vc nrrnvr.'cvprS'wnii .-j'iiir^e'TiTi^x.:* w. ixxs  .-*i������jj������wr.'ai*,-������ji."traeri.-jm������rTj>r r-jwe. ���������\.'lc������rwi<jA4ci>'sK.rFUicm������ *  ASTRAY ON 'IT FSli'MI  ES J  OiSrE RED,.STEER. biand<:d X.  Owner may ; re-'over. same by  pruving propcity and paying  costs and charges of advertising  ana damage.  Al. GIBSON,  0813 Sandw ck.  i  &  PBnnr-a*aA*jijf;������j;-r������4v-c^r=c.-fcu;iwyirim?-i-;r*j^^  WANTED.  ��������� &  A   NUMBER   OF: PIGEONS, to  purchase.  st!2c  Charles  Scott, -..;.v  Qua.iterway House,  Nanaimo, B.C.  Black Diamond lurser  QUARTER W-AY,Wellington Road  KUtCPRSOI t   PERSX.  20,000 Fruit Trees to clioose from.  Largo Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Evergreens.  Small Frtiits   in , Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  s!2co  p. O. BOX.  190.  GoIomMa Flouring  ��������� Mills Company.  ENDERBY,   B. C.  ���������Just received over.-$ 1,000 worth,   which  now offer at the lowest cash prices. ���������"  Chamois skins  from 25c. to 75c.  Bailey planes  from 50c. to $3.90.  Hand saws from' 850.10   $2.65.  ���������".*���������;."��������������������������� Compass saws 30 and 35 cts.     '  X-CLit saws from 4 feet to .8 feet.  WHITE LEAD. PAINTS   AJTr)   OILS..     ROD.S   AND   FISHING   TACKLE.  ' G-U.NS AN0 .AMMUNITION AT   VANCOUVER,   PRICES,     .  fSGNET7C/iSBSTORE, "coivmu  we  3  '  AND. B.C.  J  That Rubber Goods if kept over a season, from a wearing point of  view, are of little value. We . are offering a brand new stock of  Rubber and Gum Boots at the very lowest prices.*.  It will pay 3rou to wait for our FA.LL STOCK, expected from the  East in two weeks, of the very latest novelties in Dress Goocls Gloves  Ribbons, Hosiery, Blouses, Wrapper .Flannelettes, Oilcloth's,. ife'e*'  Fuller particulars as soon as these goods are opened.  Groceries ciie.-per than ������ver       Apples from $1 per box.  ���������U;I  ia-*nf ������v������fc*t..������*i-������������Ma'*j'������ii,wsci tptRMHiMnn  SU16ASIAI,  THRU STAE,  IHMTLlT3,]o-1o,  8TR0I& BtlMi  3  T\  1900.  R. P. Rithet & Co.,  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C.  ."F-A-XjXj stoge: complete.  ���������EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SPIGOTING MATERIAL-  SAVAGE, WINCHESTER AMD MARLIN  RFLXS.      GREENER,  LEr-EVER,   REMINGTON   SCOTT   &   PARKFR   GUNS  MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL.  &JEL17T2D   IFOOR,    1900   O^L.1?^L.aiiOO-"Cr2������3.  -Charles E.   Tisdall,   Vancouver, B. C.

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