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 ~'Z'^7  SEVENTH ,YEXR.  CUMBERLAND, B.' C. SATURDAY,   OCT., 7th.  i S99  I !l II liM h  aj������a>  and  D.-i  i   ���������    ��������� JL~\-    J.      ���������   ���������    ���������  .'    ...THE  BIG STORE..:   .  We have succeeded in buying a Jarge  lot of travellers' samples of general  Dry Goods: Umbrellas, Hats, and  Caps, . Furs, Children's Hoods  Bonnets;  IOO Jjadies'Hats  No Two Alike.,  These'are the- Newest   and   Latest  Styles  miairKet.      ' > ' '  FEATHERS, WINGS, AMD ALL SORT** OF  ,-,���������/.-"* MILLINERY ORNAMENTS.  200 Lace Curtain Ends at  ,s;.-   7  25,,d^i>rrrs '-.  "     :   ��������� -mtT' These are' bargains and are selling fast. ���������, .  1,    " .J     ������������������   cai'L AND SEE THEM.  Simon Leiser,     Union.  m  the  Nicholles & Renouf, Ld,  .<[     61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  ��������� hardware; mill and mining- machinery  ...   *^A FARMING   "AND   DAIRYING-IMPLEMENTS  '   "7- OF;!Ali KINDS.        \     , '.���������.'.'���������..  \ Agents' for McCorraick Harvesting Machinery.  .  ^ Write ^prices and particulars.    P, O. Drawer 563.,  WEILER BROS voJ������oR,A  Furniture,  Carpets,  Linoleums,  Blankets,  Wallpapers,  Table Linens,  1  Sheetings,  Curtains,  ,Matting, etc.  Crockery,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  Enamelled-  Ware,  Lamps,  Woodenware,  Bar Outfits,  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS.  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS.  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west oi Toronto.  Send for our Large Illustrated Catalogue���������Mailed Free.  STEVENSON   &   CO'S   GRAND  OPENING.  The event of the week was the  opening of Stevenson's new store  in the building lately occupied by  the Islander. InvKations had  been ' issued to the oponm*?  (something new in tins  town), which had been widely  advertised in other ��������� ways, so that  Monday morn  the heavy rain  ' ed from the moment  opened. And j adgio.g from the  number of parcels .that went out;  the sales-must havebeen very large  and the opening a decided success.  The large and elegant stock is displayed after the manner of city  stores, so that every thing can be  seen at a glance.  Mr Foster, who came up specially for the opening, was so satisfied  with the sales that bo returned to  Nanaimo  Friday  to- bring   up   a  fresh stock of goods which are  coming in from New York. Stevenson & Co. have a splendid stock  and more than/that a manager  who knows how to advertise and  ���������nuetle for trade. Thev have come  here to stay.  PUBLIC MEETING.  A public meeting of employees cf  U. C. Co., Medical and Accident  Fund, holden at Piket's Hall,  Sal-  ir  ic-'  Knight and full committeej*resent.  Secretary Clinton   read   statement  for year ending June   30th,   1899,  showing that receipts forTearo wer0  Bal. in Treasury,  other-ways, so thai j Fand) holden at Piket's Hall, Silting, notwithstanding 1 urdayj September 30th, 1899. Chan  1,'the store was pack: .j tak0n ftt8:3o p; m.-. by A. Mc-  Dment the doors were    ������-������������������_-.���������. o.nrl full committee present  4223.4(5  Disbursed,  Leaving,  12296.96  8810.38  $3586.58  June 30th, 1899.      Of this amount  $8810.38 was disbursed asfolows:  Medical Salaries,.,.. -,*49o6.10  Accident Benefits,.... 1415.00  Drugs *. .-     845.68  ' Hospital Dues, ��������� 420,00  Hospital supplies,....      90.8o  , Funerals,.���������������.       oq ok  Liquors, ���������        a"t?\  Telegraph,        2.10  Expense,     M������-������g  Plant,..'     b^������������  '    -   ,       /      ' $9810.38  ' The plant consists of the Will-  young X ray plant, costing, laid  down here $510.30; Meyvourlss best  standard test lenses for * the eyes,  costing $110. Incubator for developing" germs, etc',- and ��������� an opthal-  mascope, besides a full line of drugs  and disinfectants/ .   "  An exhibition of the X rays was  given after the meeting closed af-,  fording all present a .-chance to see  same. The men elected to serve  for the following year were J. P.  Watson, W.' H., Campbell, John  Kesley, A, McKnight, Alex. Som-  merville, R. H. Robertson, U.C. Co.,  and G. W. Clinton making a board  of seven. After discussing various  questions brought up' the meeting  adjourned. 1'   7. ' ���������  - mm BMP TRIAL.,  rvpgSS&2&3������3i&^^  play it.  j-7-Hmm������  ���������  PRICES, FROM $3 to $5.  ��������� .^  i^r:  ,'SI  Instruction Book, TEACHING   YOU   IN  HALF AN  HOUR how   to play  the Instrument,  goes with each Autoharp        ��������� urn  See those Fine ���������  BANJOS 8f GUITARS  ,in the Neivs9 Window, '������  <  1    '   , ��������� $8 to $20 each.  Chas. Segrave, Cumberland, B/p  ' * \ *��������� *  "���������'' V"**M  ���������   7~'<7<4%  .7 iinm  '"'Ml  >>>������m  ' The second' day of the trial of  the Union Colliery<Co. opened today. The Crown. closed their case  in the morning,' their, evidence being almost entirely on points as to  the condition of some timber pro- .     . -. nn^an  duced in Court. h& said tohave |, but by competent .bridg-^1 car pen-  come out of the bridge arid length^ ters. There! was flight ^iscolora-  come ou fa      ,  ^.^      .      ���������    tb   wodd at the end of th  A contract had been let a week before the accident! to build peers for  a new 70 ft. span, inspectors having reporh ed that the bridge would  be good for another year. Witness'  ravelled over,,the road frequently  and took friends over" the road. He  had great confidence in report ,'ot  inspectors to.Mr. McLean. Bridge  was not inspected by an Engineer  CARD OF THANKS;-    ~ -   >r"   ''-'���������'.1"SS?5^.  Mr. and Mrs. Torrance take, thift^^j  opportunity to thank the people/of^l^  Union and Comox for1 their kirid������:M  ness in a time ofv trouble arid;fpr^||������;,  the.flowers placed , on their 'dear^p  boy s comn.  of the life of  Douglas fir.    Defence  opened  their >case - to-day calling  ,witnesses^ ,to,slibw "that * due care  ���������was taken   to'see/ that the .bridge  wasikept in proper repair and.that  acJcident;must ha-ye been cause^by'  -some' _unusual''#feoccurence. "*;Dan(-  Hattie was first' witness. ". He had  been working  on bridges for  ten  years; that said Trent Bridge would  last eight years and would not rot  in that   time   but   become brittle  The span was not an unusually long  one.  R.' H. Elliot, said that Howe  Trusses should last .eight years.  Peter Bugslag, bridge carpenter,  testified tliat he framed the Trent  River Bridge. The' timbers were  good. He went to Trent Bridge on  the day of the accident and examined the wreck. ' He found a broken axle in some timber. Some of  the Trusses rods were broken. One  of the trestl piers was pushed 18  inches out of place and trustle was  also put of place. He saw timbers  and one produced was worst of  them. Rot in timber produced in  Court would not' have caused the  accident in his-opinion. Broken  axle had carried away two bents  that this had shiited the pier and  the   span   bad;.. fallen.   .Witnesses  repeated that broken axle might  have caused ! the accident, pier at  the wharf end was, in good condition. ' To Mr. McLean: The axle  could have been broken in the falL  Breaking on trestle the train wouid  be jarred but the men on the train  might not feel it as jam and crash  might have come after. '  F. D. Little examined said the  bridge was overhauled in 1897 and  new ������braces, posts and tieis put in  and cords tested and rods tighten-,  ed. Mr. J. L. Work Superintend-  ant of timber work for the Compan-  "y'w������s- present. They reported to  him that the bridge would be good  till 1899. In Jane and August the  bridge was again examined and inspected by witness in struction.  Mr.. Work bad since died. He reported to witness there was a de-  ection of f of an inch iu the bridge.  tion in, the- wood at the end of the  borings' but .the ' rest of the "wood  was good.' -Cords faumL to contain  no- rot*. 7FoundJ test .made Rafter-  ���������97 showed deflectiqnVAt 4:30 court  ' adjourned'till' to-day: .' Mr; Tooley  ahnOTnced-'that'hia-/next,��������� vwitness  would be:a very long one.'  - ��������� 7<-nw;  ��������� v.',,.���������" ^fl*r*i  ,-. 1     ��������� A������&f.������B'I  METHODIST : CHURCH   ���������ON|  ���������-.   CERT.' ���������,-',;/  ���������f';.  4 .^.rfEa������  A MILLION FOR A PATENT.  There are many people so sceptical as to the real value of patents,  that they are ready to condemn  any one who applies for a patent as  guilty of an act of .folly/ The following offer made by one of the  most responsible business man of  the United States, should tend to  cause the .sceptics to seriously consider the subject oithe value of patents.  'President Charles  J. Glidden, of  the Eri System of Telephone Companies, has offered to pay $1,000,-  000 for a telephone repeater would  ���������be as efficient in telephoning as a  telegraph repeater is in telegraphing. A telephone repeater is a machine for repeating sound. From  the earliest days of the telephone,  inventors have sought to make repeaters, but up to the present t*me,  this invention has not been made.  "Scofcty" (Wo bolieve his name in J. McDonald) w-w drowned "while onshis way  from Uuiou Bay to McKays ranch near  Dooo Bay, So far as wo hrwo been able to  lea���������, bo came np yeStorday for some au-i-  pliRS)and having obtained those, ho put  put them in his boat and as Howo was go-  ing in that direction with his steamer he induced Howe tb take him in tow. "Scotty  boma drunk at the titne was put m the nc  tonTof the boat and covered over with a  coat: when the eteamer left Union Bay he  .-was asleep and nothing moro was seen or  heard of him further. When Howe reached  opposite Graham's place the looked in the  boat and "Scotty" was missing. They .retarded with the steamer and made a search  but no traceof him could be found. There  is no doubt that he fell out of the boat -ind  was drowned.  He is said to be 55 years old and has  been employed for three years looking after  McKay's ranch.  i      "-  jf ^* " ���������������---���������):'������*    ^ ify?  -J<      *!^ ���������>���������*&'.  ..    VI   <   I    '>*1  Lovers .of < high, class ent������rfeinfe:M  inent' enjoyed- 'a'treat at\the/������w^^j  cert Tuesday evening.,  -,Miss  i   (   11  greatly  Hicks sang in splendid sty-le/? TnW  flute sold was very fine^ /;: $  1     PROGRAMME.   ,/ %    ,t ....   ...,,  Glee,* ^Hunting Song'::1.'.'. .-.Choir;^|  Song, 'I Fear the Foe'Mr. G. Hicka/f  Reading,   'The Old   Man Goes:;'tafl  Town' Miss Armson^.;*  Song, 'The, Storm  King5" Rev. Wm ,/|  ; /..'  Hicks, J i  Song, 'Good-Bye' ,Miss Armspn^]  Flute   Solo, - 'Stars of the Night* f   Mr. G.Hicka, ,  Glee, 'I See Them on Their Wind-; ���������  ing Wa'y' ^0\^A  Duet,   'Gently   Sighs the Bfeeie*/;  Miss Armsonand Mr.GHJ-jks /,  Reading, "(a>. Crushed; (b> Indig- 7'  nant Nellie'1. .Miss Armson j  Song, 'Bedouin Love  Song''Mr. GL^  Hicks   '     ' '.',...   ._/������'  Song 'Angels Serenade^ Miss AxBasoa;/  Flute  Solo,  'Santa Lucia* Mu-. G^:-;  Hicks.     - 7;   '���������;  God Save the Queen-..  THE   LARGEST  and most Complete- Stock of  Musical  Instruments La B.C..  FLETCHER BROS.,  88 Government St..  Victoria, B. Ck  P.O. Box 143.  PIANOS, ORGANS/  GUITARS,  MANDOLINS,  BANJOS/  AUTOHARPS,  All the latest Sheet Music  and Folios. Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  foy the popular Domestic  Sewing Machines. * *Neet3-  les and parts for all machines. Send for Catalogue.  /  tmrntumm \  ' *, " > * 4        *������ O  ������������������#*#&���������"  -��������� s;-;V-7a ���������  EAINMAKING AGAIN.  PROFESSOR LOWE'S SCHEME TO WET  ,     DOWN SOUTHERN  CALIFORNIA.  Pasadena. Has Offered IIIm JfJS.OOO For  a Storm, and He <. Will Bombard tlie  riovds���������An Explanation of His Atmospheric Tlieorictt.  Kainmaking- is tb be tried in southern-  California. The long- drought of the  present spring- has driven the farmers  and orchardists to desperation. They  have tried all known means to break  the dry spell. First' came the local ed-  ; itors. They wrote -witty, pleading and  sarcastic paragraphs which voiced the  sentiments of the community. But J.  Pluvius paid no heed. Then the churches prayed for rain. TSot even a cloud appeared. Finally the Pasadena common  council passed an ordinance authorizing immediate ehowers, but nothing  came of its  Then appeared on the scene Professor  Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, the wizard of  Mount Lowe. He has a wide reputation  throughout the west as a scientist and  inventor. I-Ie offered to make the much  needed rain, but he said it would cost  money. ' The Pasadena city government has agreed tp pay Professor Lowe  at the rate of $8,000 a storm, with a  smaller' remuneration for showers.  Professor Lowe's scheme for rain-  making is by ho means novel, being a  variation of the attempts which have  beeh'.made before. By means of balloons'he will touch off explosives in the  sky, and in addition, he will burn large  quantities of, gunpowder on the ground.  This imitation of a battle he thinks will  have, the desired effect, for he bases his  _ theory on the alleg-ed fact that great  battles have always been ( followed, by  severe rainstorms. ��������� He says in support  of his idea:  . "Historical notes show that this was  the case with nearly all of the battles  during the Mexiccn war of 1S47. I know  from personal observation , that such  was'the case in nearly all of the battles  of the army' of the, Potomac during our  civil war. These facts started a line of  r study which I have followed from that  day to the present. I have thought of  ,many' methods of accomplishing the  same object with less expense and believe the same results can be produced  at comparatively trifling cost when the  best methods are settled upon.  .7*1 &m thoroughly convinced that by  turning powder over a considerable  area,   with  concussions   to   follow,   the  i  appearance as a rainmaker, he has been  active and prominent in other lines of  science. During the civil war he conducted the aeronautical experiments for  the Union army. ' After the war he removed to, Pasadena and bought the  property now, known as Mount Lowe.  On top of this he constructed an observatory and built a remarkable cable railroad to the summit. Last spring  he offered to build for the government  a submarine boat which would wipe out  the Spanish n"vy in short order, but  his offer was not accepted, probably  because the navy department wished to,  distribute the glory. <  CUAKLES  WAIISEB.  THE NEW FASHIONS.'  LATEST IDEAS IN EVENING AND WALKING  GOWNS.  THE CIRCUS SEASON.  Now   the  merry circus  season   spreadetlv  o'er the In ml.  Mark the naming' posters looming up on  every hand���������  JiTairten with-the six foot tresses.  Trapeze girls in scanty dressc-s.  "-"easts from unknown wildernesses.  Girl who lion tierce caresses,  HJrris that no known land possesses.  Calliope that nerves distresses.  Clown who ancient jokes expresses.  Procession that with pomp pro'-rossES.  All of which our wealth assesses.    ���������  See the people throng- the sidewalks whe?  they hear the band!    0  Note the fearless bareback rider dashin  ���������  round the ring;  See the ancient damsel from a lofty tra  peze swing.  See rer* lemonade a-flowing,    '  Mark Viie last -year's peanuts going,  Scent thc'jungle zephyrs blowing,  .  Hear the sacred white bull-lowing.  See the strong man make,a showing  That a half ton weight he's throwing,  Mark the rural lad, all knowing;'  Hear the scores of babies crowing,  Watch the cowboy's lasso throwing  And the baby lion growing���������  Crane your neck and strain your eyes at  every wondrous-thing.   ���������  Hear the small boy's fervent  pleading to  attend the show.  Pater says the kid needs guarding.so he'll  also go.  Kven mater gets excited  When the big white tent is sighted; -  Hints until she is invited;   -  Pink shirt waisted girls delighted;  Stingy dad is much affrighted;  , Urchin's face with joy is lighted;  Sky with rain clouds are benighted;  Hopes of'sunshine always blighted;  Every other thing is slighted  When the circus has alighted���������     ,       ,,    ���������  Might as well pull down the shades and  lock the door and go.  ���������Colorado SDrinsrs Gazette.  NIAGARA  NOW AT  ITS.DEST.  Lnce Coats nnd Bodices���������The Slienth  Fitting Skirt Has Reached Its Limit���������Serviceable. Plain Tailor Con-  lucicN���������Buttons on Sleeve*.  As ' to the materials which' will be  employed for evening dresses, lace and  spangled net seem to have taken complete possession of the field and to have  bewitched the modistes and designers  jnrilil all other fabrics are cast somewhat into the1 shade, and. after- all  nothing ia lovelier than lace, whether  for day or evening wear, nothing more  easily adaptable, nothing , mere univer  Ball"" becoming  '" Over bod ices of lace and lace coats  pri-jvJiise to figure among tlie most chic  styles, and every woman who can do so  ionable skirt and quietly relegated to  the oack of the tight fitting sleeves. Up  to the depth of the elbow we have already called in the'aid of these invaluable adjuncts, but the continuance beyond that point is a modistic conceit,  the fate of which rests with the future.  Parsnip Balls.  Mash fine one pint of liqiled parsnips,  add two tableapoonfnls of melted butter, a high seasoning of salt and-pepper  and two tablespoonfuls of cream. Stir  over the fire until very hot. take off and  add one well "beaten egg When cold.'  make up into small balls, dip into beaten  egg. roll in bread crumbs and fry brown.  HOME ATHLETICS.  HOW A WOMAN  NASIUM  IN  MAY   HAVE  AGYM-r"  HER   BEDROOM.  Simple Flans "For Developing,the jVItiscIcs-  and Beautifying.the Form���������Instructions-  In tlie Very -Important -Function of%  Breathing.  JAPANESE   POCKETS.  by  PROFESSOR T. S. C. LOWE. ,.  . game results can be produced as in the  case of.battles. I believe, however, that  with liquid gases, whereby in a small  area moisture of the air could be condensed to rain by following their discharge with sharp concussions caused  - by explosions of other gases and other  explosives preferably at the proper distance above the earth, a rain could be  started that would spread over a large  area of country.  "These concussions are sometimes felt  many miles from the scene of operation, where the conditions of the atmosphere are such as to start rain a long  distance from the field of action. Water  is composed of myriads of particles, all  in globular form, which retain this form  when evaporated ^from the ocean or other sources a.nd carried through space  along with the air. As all atmospheric  phenomena move from west to east, a  vast body of water is continually rising from the Pacific and passing over  the continent and while oh its way  around the globe Is occasionally intercepted by cold strata of atmosphere and  condensed, producing either snow ������r  rain.  "The larger bulk pf all the moisture  carried in the atmosphere passes entirely over our continent to the Atlantic ocean before it is precipitated in  the.form of rain and snow. On the Pacific, coast the air is frequently so  heavily laden with moisture that extensive fogs are produced, and while  near the point of precipitation the  win.ds are so light and the air so little  disturbed that they pass along until  they are- evaporated into the upper air  and move on to the east in a current  which is continually moving- in that direction."        ,  Professor Lowe's plan for arresting  the1 'eastern bound clouds and making  them stand and deliver their moisture  on-t'he Pacific coast, where it is needed,  instead of carrying it to the Atlantic  coast, where it is a nuisance, is ridiculed by other western scientists, but nevertheless he is preparing- to carry out  his experiments, and Pasadena stands  ready to pay cash for any rainstorms  which he may deliver.  Although this is Professor Lowe's first  It   Will   Lose  In   Beauty   In   Five   or  Six  Hnndrcd  Years.  If Mrs. Van Rensselaer's opinion is correct, Niagara Falls will be a less beautiful object in the year 2500 than it is today. In The Century she gives the reasons for her belief:  /The Niagara river belongs to our own  era of the world's interminable history,  and  to it alone.    We may believe,  with  some recent investigators, that it began  to cut its way through the higher table  land about G.000 years ago, or. we "may  , say with others   30,000 years ago.   But  even the farther end of 30,000 years is a  geological yesterday, and if it is true that  '"���������the falls will stand well back of the head  of Goat island in 000 or GOO years, this is  a very near tomorrow,  i    Moreover, the finest phase of Niagara's  life belongs to the geological today.   It is  at its very best now that Goat island is  ' the central feature of the falls.   Before  they reached it they must have formed a  single   undivided   and   relatively   narrow  cataract or series of cascades, and after  its upper end is left behind there can nev-  ev again be such a combination of diverse  majesties  and  loveliness.    Only   for  the  half   mile  along Goat  island's  side  are  there divided yet fraternal channels filled  with  shining, shouting rapids.    When it  has been left behind, the wide river, flowing  over an  almost level   bed,   will  approach   its   cliff  quite  calmly,   and   will  calmly make its plunge like a mill stream  over a dam.  And this forest clad island, lifted high  and'set in a fortunate elbow of the river  bed. gives views which no other, farther  up stream, can ever afford. It separates  anvl yet unites tho cataracts. Now it puts  the eye far above tnem. and again it  brings them quite close. With the islets  that lie near it, it gives outlooks up both  the streams of rapids and the placfd river* beyond them, across the gorge and  down its length and athwart the one fall  and the other. And most of these views  it enframes in draperies of luxuriant  green. Truly, the pilgrims of a later day  will not see the Niagara, the marvel that  beloners to iis.   Would I" In lie Him  Useful.  "Orpheus." said the student, "was a  man whose music possessed such power that it moved anything in nature to  im mediate obedience."  "Well." answered the gloomy friend.  "I wish lie were here this minute. I'd  get him to sing ���������������������������Hard Times. Come  Again Xo More.' "���������  FANCIFUL CI.OT1I COSTUMES.  'Is likely to provide cne of these dainty  garments, which can he used c over  high or low bodices or over fitted glace  silks., to vary the color and accord with  ihe skirt selected It is surprising the  ' amount of variety obtained . by a lace  coat or overbodice.or a fancifnl waist-,  coat and stock of lace.  Although'Parisian- models show th?  separate tunic, overskirts or polonaise,  fashion still clings to the plain skirt  also, ignoring the elaborate separate arrangements.  It is tolerably certain, that we bave  arrived at" the extreme limit to the  sheath, fitting skirts. Tight they certainly will be: but. although closely  shaped and without a scrap of perceptible fullness, the top will cover the figure  plainly withont straining rcund it. and  this will undoubtedly prove more generally becoming  At the leftin the first cut is shown a  plain cloth, worn with a checked coat  opening over a white cloth vest. This  would work out effectively in brown  The pretty princess tunic is of deep violet cloth over gray While many of the  cloth costumes are very fanciful, as  these indicate, the neat, plain tailor  made  skirt   and   coat   remain  as good  'The Ailvaiue of   Civlli/.iirioii   .tlarketl  the  Ailoptiun of Tliem.  Perhaps she best proof   of- tho advance  of   tho   Japanese in civilization   is to be  found in their   use  of pockets, says Tho  New York Evening Pose.    The peoplo of  that   country   havo  usually six or eight  pockets cunningly inserted in tho cuffs of  their   wide   sleeves.   These   pockots   arc  always filled with   a   curioti3 miscellany.  As common ns Cho twine   in'  tho pockets  or young Americans is the prayer amulet,  written on sheet"* of rice paper and-  com  posed by tho bonzes. In accordance vr'th  their   faith, these amulets are swallowed  like a pill in cases of mental   or physio/il  distress.    Another   essential  seldom missing   is  a   number   of   small   squares of  silky paper. Theso are put to unexpected  uses, such1 as   to   hold the stem of .a lily  or lotus, to dry a teacup or to wipe away  a   tear.   Among   the   Chinese and other  nations   a   pouch   is- u=ed, instead  of' a  pocket.  This -vasalso tho case in western  'Europe   in   the    Middle   Ages,   and������ for  seme time   afterward.    Tho   pouch    was  attached ��������� to   the   girdle,-  along ' with   a  dagger   and   rosa7*y.   "It  .was called    an  aulmonlerc   or   gipciero.    It "was   often  ornamented' with   curious patterns, gold  and silk threads, coats of arms nnd religious sentences.   A   dramatise of the time  of Henry VIII. wrote:     \>    ���������  " Krom my girdle he plucked my pouch;  JZj your leiive he lef t me never a penny.  Breeches, howovor, had pockets at an  early date. In an old play, written about  1(511, it is mentioned, that, a man bad  his 'breeches plaited as if they had, HO  pockets. But' pockets did not attain their  proper position until the adoption of t.he  modern "'style-of-men's, garments .With,  -waistcoats, - a great opportunity for  pockets presented, itself. Later they were  made very broad and deep, and were covered with embroidery and1' buttons. Tithe reign of George III. waistcoat pockets reahed such , a. size in England that  thoy became objects of ridicule, so that  they soon began to resume more moderate proportions. , - ,       ^  WHIM-WHAMS.  Some   Queer   Ideas   Evolved   by   tlie  Yonfcer* Statesman.  First Collegian���������Did your dad respond  when you struck him for some money?  Second Collegian���������Respond! You  should have beard him!  Explained.  Ho use Kee per��������� What's the reason that  all the men who come around bogging  uow are such big. strong looking follows?  Polite Pilgrim ���������De reason, lady. Is  dat it's on'y srrotig looking fellows w'at  kin beg nowadays wklout gettin hurt.  ���������Philadelphia Re/v-.i  THE  DOCTOR'S  BELL.  If a physician has a sympathetic manner, he will have a big practice, whether  he cures or not.���������Galveston News.  Youtcan't tell something about the seriousness of a disease by the number of  cures there there are for it���������Washington  Democrat.  "You always patronize young doctors,  I notice, Mr. Higgs?" "Yes; they are  timid about making big bills, and they  take a genuine interest in their patients."  ������������������Detroit Free Press.  "I would die for my country!" he exclaimed dramatically.  "Well," she replied quietly, "I've no  doubt your country would appreciate  it."  The Father���������Young man, I think I  heard you kissing my daughter in the  parlor a short while ago.  The Young Man���������Oh, then yon are  not as deaf as people think you are,  after all!  The Disfigured Poet���������I told the editor  when he refused my poem that everything in his office was cut and pasted.  The Disgusted Wife���������Well, what was  the result?  "I was treated fee same way."  They were employed hoisting a large  safe to a top floor of a New York skyscraper.  "Isn't there any danger?" asked a  passerby, lifting his eyes in the direction of the rising object.  "No," replied the man who was superintending the job; "it's in safe  hands."  Excnsuble.  Young Mother���������Horrors I Here's an  account in the paper of a woman who  eold her baby for 10 cents.  Young Father (wearily)���������Perhaps it  was teething.���������New York Weekly.  CHIC LITTLE DIRECTOIKE COAT.  style as ever and a boon to the woman  of limited wardrobe. A soft taffeta lining throughout will be the correct thing  this season, it is said, for cloth gowns  rather than the separate silk foundation skirt which is used for the thinner  materials. The elegant little directoire  coat of the second cut is of black satin  lined with sulphur and pink brocade  and completed by handsome wheel paste  buttons and jabots of fine old lace. A  silk beaver composes the hat, which is  simply decked with a huge rosette of  creamy lace and a black paradise plume.  A whisper has gone forth that the irrepressible line of small buttons is to be  eliminated from   the back of  the fash-  Mr. Crimsonbeak���������My   wife -''always,  'says the right thing at tho right time.  Mr. Yeast���������What now?  "Why. I read in the paper, the other  night, that Krupp. the German manufacturer, had made 20.000 cannon."  "And what did she say?"  " 'Great guns.1' " .  Their Occupation Gone.  "Times is awful ha'd," said the old  colored voter. "My two twin sons come  of age this month, en not a bit er votin  ter do, 'cept fer a cheap bond 'lection 1  Wen what we orter had wuz at leas'  two congressmens out. on de reg'lar  ticket, en two mo' runnin indepen'ent  ergin ami"���������Atlanta Constitution.  Adding; to Its Terrors.  "Ten thousand Kansas women are  going to wear divided skirts in stormy  weather."  "And yet some foolish people have  thought that the terrors of the Kansas  storm as it has had to be endured in  the past could not be increased."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  Behind the Scenes.  Rowland Rantt���������Ye gods! I hear the  cry of rats!  Roxey���������Then don't go on yet Wait  for tlie sequel.  Rowland Rantt���������The sequel? What  might that be, me lord?  Roxey���������The cat calls, of course-  Chicago News.  While tho women's gymnasiums have*-  hundreds of .pupils, there aro scbros of oth-?  fr women who got,thoir  exorcise in their-  own homes and  according, to well tried  rules.    Tho bedroom may be made to an- ���������"  ewer the purpose ol a gymnasium, nnd tho  outfit is such us may  be set up in any'  household.  If you should chance to know of a girl  who a"few months ago-was thin and almost consumptive looking, but who is now  full, chested, rounded perfectly in arm and  logs square of shoulder and graceful of carriage, nnd if you know sho has not attended a gymnasium, you may depend upon it''  that sho has practiced boudoir calisthenics.  The chances are that as soon as sho i������  out of bed in tho morning a loose, flowing t,.  garment is put on, belted at the waist by''  a ribbon;   The bed is pushed to ono corner  of tho room to give- plenty of room, and  her exorcises begin. t The only gymnasium-  like implement sho uses is a stick about 5 '  feet long and an inch ibdiameter.    Possi-7  bly at ono timo it did duly as a'broom  hnndle.    With   this she goes through a-. '  series of gentle but strengthening'exercises.    A window is raised, if tho weather  is not too cold, to admit fresh air.  The noxt,boudoir exerciso is, that with  the broomstick.   The first movement is to  9Xtend the arms at fulllongth to the,front,'  grasping tho ' stick  in  both  hands.'   Tho  young woman then raisos them "slowly to. -  a position over'tho head  and  thoij .down *  behind, keeping the arms rigid.   'At first  her hands had  to 'be widely sopa'rated on  tho stick'to,enablo her  to  dor this, but as ������������������ -  she progressed it was not long  before the   .  feat oould be done with tho hands no more  than two feet apart.    This" exerciso develops , the .muscles of tho arms,,chest,'and   .  back. ., '     i -'  t .  She brings another exerciso by holding '  the stick in the same manner and putting  her foot through without removing oithez  hand.    Her dainty toes got many a crack,  before she could put her foot over tho stick  without striking it, but persevernnce.con-,  quercd, and now she puts either foot over  and    back   again   equally well   without  touching the stick with her toes.   She will  soon be ablo to jump through it, both feet  at orico quite as easily as sho skipped the  rope at chic 34.    In   this movement ,the  muscles of the arms, logs, hips  and back-  are  brought into action, and jt requires  just'enough vigor to croato bodily.warmth. .  Another movement that gives strength  and suppleness to tho back.is that of leaning forward  until  the tips of  tho finger!  touch tho toes. - In this woman shows her  superiority over  man, for no >-Adam  can ���������.  compote with an Evo in the ease and grace  with which -she  can" exochto  this  movement.    A woman is equally adept at lean-    .  ing  backwaid, and   tho  trained  athletes * ,  among them can catch hold of their heels  before a man  can  recover from   his  first  effort at the backward bend.  Her first exerciso is filling and expand-'  ing tho lungs. She stands perfectly'ercot,  heels together and arms extendod straight  to the front, palms touching. Tho palms  are now separated and the arms sweep  backward. At the samo time she draws '  in a full breath. When tho arms are  thrown as far backward as convenient and  the lungs expanded, the operation is ro-  verscd, tho arms being brought to tho first  position and the breath exhaled.  After this is repeated several times 6he  varies the exercises by dropping the arms  close to her hips and raising them above  her head without bending tho elbows,  drawing"in tho breath all tho whilo and  letting it out as the arms are dropped to  the hips again. Now she doubles her fist  and draws them toward her until they  strike her shoulders, the elbows being  closo by her sides. Then she extonds them  full to the front, as though striking an  imaginary foe, inhaling nnd exhaling her ..  breath with each motion.  By this time the muscles of hor arms are  limbered, her lungs expanded with fresh  air, and the blood is tingling in her .veins.  She is now ready for the neck exercise.  Id this she simply lets her head drop forward, as though the muscles of the neck ���������  had lost their power. The head is then  rolled with a ciroular motion from side to  side, as though sho wero trying to see how  large a circle she could describe in the air,  with the crown of her head as a marker.  The young lady at exercise is now ready  for the leg swing. In this she tries'to ��������� see  how largo a circle she can describe in the  air, with hor great toes , as markers, by  swinging first one leg and then the other.  .As a developer of the thigh'this movement  beats high kicking, as it brings into action  all tho muscles of tho leg from tho ankle  to tho hip." Sometimes sho may vary this  movement by balancing on one foot and  doscribing a circle on the floor with the  other, and sho may enliven it with-a little  high kicking and other maneuvers which  she would consider quite improper outside  the precincts of her own sanctum.  In theso exercises she is careful.to avoid  overexertion, and with equal caro sho endeavors to develop all muscles equally.  Her aim is physical culture, and not  merely that she may be able to perform,  particular feats of skill and agility. The  neck, chest, back, hips, legs and ankles all  receive due attention.  After her   boudoir exercises are done   .  with she takes a light sponge bath, and  with a crash or Turkish towel rubs her  body briskly until the blood is well started ���������  and the system in a glow.   Not more than .  ton minutes have been occupied in healthful calisthenics, but she dresses and  goes  down to her   breakfast with an  appetite  that would do credit to her biggest broth-  fir.���������Home Visitor.  A  Feminine   Inference.  "It always exasperates me to meet  Josephine Jenkins, whom you used to  be sweet on."  "Why. my dear?"  "She always looks at you as if she  could have married -you if she had  wanted to."- THE'CUMBERLAND SEWS.  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  7^ ������  MEN.  it   . -  OF   MARK.  Governor Stone of Pennsylvania is just  Lincoln's height���������(J feet 4 inches.  General Fitz-IIugh Lee is said to be con-  templatiug the  writing of a life of his  *   .uncle. It. 13. Lee.'  i  Jerry Simpson does most of the work  ���������   du his weekly paper and spends from 10  ���������to 14 hours a day at his office.  Henry,, H.    Benedict,   the   millionaire  ���������typewriter   manufacturer,   was   once   a  toucher of  Latin  in 'the' Fairfield  semi-  - ii ary.  Booker T.'Washington, the colored educator, does hot know his age.    He was  born   a   slave   in   the   state  of   Virginia  about the year 1S57.     .  '     Minister Garcia-Menou of Argentina- ia  spending the summoc at Nahunt.    lie' is  l;v        an "expert^ yachtsman,   and' most of- his  "7        time is put in upon the water.  1 Jlataafa./the Samoan claimant tc royal  honors, has some ear for music,and a re-,  .   inarkahlc memory.    He knows by heart  .all the old Moody and Sankey hymns.  .Senator* Ilanua has bought ,several  handsome paintings in Loiidon for his  Washington residence. He is a great admirer of Jameb Mac.N. Whistler's work.  "Fighting Bob" Evans was in his early,  ���������days tho Ninirod of his Virginia countryside. ,  No one could bring home as,many  rabbits or'birds.' and no one could break  ^a.colt as well as he.  Senator"   Frye   of Maine   is   a   great  iihherman 'and  is to spend this summer,  ���������ii-cordiiig. to   his   usual   custom,   in   his  ���������cabin on Mooselookmagimtic hike, a dis-  , ci'iile of Izaak  Walton. 1  7The ��������� Duke of  Devonshire  possesses  a  hook for which his father refused an offer of ������20,000. >-lf is  Claude  Lorrain's  "Book   of. Truth.",   the   rarest   book   in  ' Europe'and <in heirloom in the family. -  William   -Oxley    Thompson,    the -new  president of-Ohio' State university, spent  ten   years   in   getting  his  diploma   from  ' Muskingum college, being so poor that to  ', get ouV'-yoar's study  ho  had, sometimes  ", to woi k  three years to save the money  required. *        f     ��������� "  Secietary  Long suffers from  the common  failing of forgetting where  he has  i-i>ut' his glasses.    Tlie other clay he hunt1  e<l for them 20 minutes before he.'found  , them . in "his  waistcoat  pocket.     He, has  ' now adopted a  chain  attachment  which  he.had hitherto refused to'try/  -  Admiral   Sampson   says  that  the  best  ''training'for a   naval-life is "hard  work  from the very start.".    This was his own  lot. for his father was a day, laborer, who  sawed   wood * from   house  to  house  near  Palmyra.  N.  Y.. and the son began  life  by  'splitting   and'  piling   the' wooil   his  father sawed. "  , A Sadly Lost Dime.  When Jast in New. York^ Carnegie  had a bitter experience with a messenger boy, whose tardiness in delivering  a business message came near upsetting  a.deal of great importance. Referring  to this incident while at dinner with  friends that evening, he told of an office  boy who worked for him many years  ago'when he was of far less importance  in the'commercial world.  "James," said Mr. Carnegie, "was a  willing boy, but his ability as' a stutterer was simply wonderful, and I often found it more convenitnt lo attend  to little errands myself than to wait for  his explanations. One day a neighbor  wanted to send-ft nice note clear across  the city, and I permitted James to carry  it for him. ' The trip was a long one,  and James was gone quite three hours.  When he returned, I asked him how  much be, had charged for his services.   ,  " 'Fi-fi-fi-fi-fi-fi-fi-fifteen c-c-c-centsl  was the gasping reply.  "��������� 'Why didn't you make it a quarter?''I asked.  " 'I 'c-c-e-c-c-could-could-couldn't  s-o.-s-s-say it,'he replictl, iwith tears as  well as hyphens in his voice.-   .,    .,  "Right then I made up my mind  never to give any one my services withont first making sure that 1 cculd recite  my   price   without , stuttering,   and   I  never have.!!   SIGNALS OP DdXGK...-Have you  ,!o;t your apott te ? H i* e you a t oafrd  tongue ? HH\eyou an i npltias-ant- tas:e in  the moutb ? Does y.ur headache, and  have you d zzim-ss? lr so,1 your stomach  i-������ out of Older, ami y< u ne d medicine.-  But you do not Jike medicine. He t at  prelers sickness to med cine must suffer,  but under the < irc.iin^tmc. s tha wise  man would or cure a b x of Pirmelef's  Vejre able Pills and s-ptedily get himself  in.health,, and ttrivo to ke p so. '  <i    'Of All Snd  Words.  , 'She���������The man whoclaiins me for his  wife must be both rich and handsome.  lie���������-Well. yoir* know I expect to'in-  lierit jii.v grand mother's fortune.  She���������Yes. but you can't inherit anybody's face.      ' ���������  Don'* >-ym-*:ithize with people. Your  sympathy won't buy anything.. If you  are really sympathetic, dig up.���������Smith-  field- Sua.         <  fcTKLKT OA1A' AMJLUiiNT. ��������� Mr*  Thomas Sabin'say*-: ''A.y eieven year-old  boy had his loot badly injured by being  run over bv a cu* on the ^sneet rr-'i-vr-y.  We at once'commence'! bat iing 'he foot  with Dr. Thomas Ecltwirs Oil, when  the disioloivition and .-welling * as 'removed, and in nine ��������� av- Iih (otild US3 his  foot We a wavs kc p a_ h< tele ,in the  house,ready for any emergency. J-'  Permanent  Cure of Cancer.  Some twelve years  ago Mrs. Elizabeth  Gilhula, wife of the  postmaster of Buxton,,Ont., was taken  ill'with an obscure  stomach trouble  which ber physicians pronounced  cancer of the stomach and informed  her that her lease of  life would be short.  MRS. GILHULA. Qn the advice of  friends'she-commenced, taking Burdock  Blood Bitters. The, results ������������������ that followed  were little short of marvellous. Her  strength and vigor returned and in a short  time she was completely cured. Mrs.  Gilhula is to-day in the full enjoyment of  good health, and in all these years there has  not been the slightest return of the trouble.  Here is the letter Mrs. Gilhula "wrote at  the time of her cure : >  '  "About four years ago I was taken sick  with stomach trouble and consulted several  of the leading: physicians here, all of whom  pronounced the disease to be cancer of the  stomach of an incurable nature, and told  me that it was hardly to be expected that  I could live long. Afterward the two doctors  who were attending me gave me up to die.  -" By the advice of some of my friends,  who knew of the virtues'of Burdock Blood  Bitters, I was induced to try it, and I am  now happy to say that "after using part of  the first bottle I felt so .much better I was  able to get up. I am thankful to state that  I am completely cured of the disease by the  use of B.B.B., although it had baffled the  doctors for a long time. 1 am firmly convinced that Burdock Blood Bitters saved  my life." '      '     '   , ' <  Here is the letter received from her a short  time ago :  " I am still in good health, I thanlc  Burdock Blood Bitters for saving my life  twelve years ago, and highly recommend  it to other sufferers from,stomach troubles  of any kind."        .Elizabeth Gilhula.-  .  I Must have the  tfenaine, The  imitations look  very nice> but they  Bart my delicate S KIN ���������  tt.e AujertToiletSo*-* Coy.    ,     --C  ]  '   >H)  THE AUTOMOBILE.  In a few years the people out west will  be engaged in lynching the automobile  thieves.���������Washington Post."  The automobile has the distinct advantage of not being obliged to wear a net in  fly time.���������Pittsburg  (Jh ronicle-Telegraph.  One of the saddest things about these  automobiles is that they may do away  with -"the man with the whoa."���������Boston  Advertiser. '   .  That ��������� automobile journey from New  York to San Francisco will test the possibility of that vehicle on all kinds of  roads.���������Buffalo Cornier.  , The success of the automobile in .collecting mail at Buffalo throws open "a  now lield of usefulness for the horseless  vehicle.���������Even in t;  ULCEBKURE  -Recommended hy stockmen as  best cure for wounds and aores  Accepts tlie Situation.  "."VVliy, darling,"- exclaiuiedthe pretty  bi;:de of three weeks as she rushed to  efnbrace her husband, "how good it  was of yon to skip baseball .once, and  come home early! You're just' too  sweet."  And he accepted it all without saying a word about there being no game.  ���������Detroit Free Press.  0. O. Richards & Co.  Dear Sirs���������For some years I have  had only partial use of my arm, caused  by a sudden strain. I have used every  remedy without effect, until I got a  sample bottle of MINARD'S LINIMENT. The benefit I received from it.  caused me to continue its use and now  I am happy to say my arm is completely restored.  Glamis Out. R. W. HARRISON.  A Little  Matter  Ajiiouk   Friend*.  "Two boys'were in fighting "attitude  like bantams;'another' and, af" smaller  one stood'watching them,, wiping hia  eyes, sobbing the while.  "What did. yer  hit him   for?" said  one.  " 'Tain't none of your business."  "Yes,- it is; he's my friend."  "Well, he's  my friend  too."���������New  York Commercial Advertiser.  Keep MINARD'S LINIMENT in tie Equsi.  Chineae  Tortnre.  The ingenuity of the Chinese in devising punishment* for offenders surpasses that of the;most cruel people of  the middle ages. Some time ago a boy.  was kidnaped from, a village about 30  miles from Chin'-Kiang and brought to!  that city to be sold. The kidnapers  were arrested and1 returned to-ttie vil-!  lage, where .the people-dug a. hole in  the ground, like a <grave, about three  feet deep, covered the���������bottom and sides'  with unslaked lime, 'placed the offend-,  er, with his hands "and feet tied, upon,  the lime and covered his body with.the^  same material. Then'they filled thef  hole full of water and as the lime,  slacked he was roasted alive and his>  body consumed.     , w ���������,.''- ���������  THE MCSi JrO.-Ui-Ali PiLL ���������The  pill is i to most p pulur ol all forms of  medicine, ana ol p:ll- ho >������io t p-pular  ar<5 Parmelee's V. go abl PdK U<-ause  they do wh m >t is a -trie I they can do,  ana are tot pu- I'o'ward o ,any fictitious  claims to excellence i'lhey are vomp-ict  and poi table, thpy are easily cilcon, tbey  do not nauseate nor gripe, aud they give  relief in the most stubborn cues.  THE  ROYAL  BOX.  The New Way,  Pretty   Lively   EiitliiK.  When one grows weary ol" the eternal  ices, blancmanges, charlottes and puddings served to us year in and year out  for dessert, it is pleasant to hear of an  innovation. A traveled American remarked that she once had the felicity  of sitting down to a-.Japanese dinner at  which were served such dainties as  melons/ices, fruits and sea frogs. There  was in addition to these sweets a covered dish, into which, at the beginning  of the dinner, a bottle of wine had been  poured.  When the sea frogs and other dainties  had been discussed, the cover of this  dish was removed, and a number of  eandboppsrs, hilariously intoxicated and  jumping about in the wildest manner,  were presented to the gaze of the aston-  . ished American guests. The lively dessert, so the fair traveler says, was  caught by the Japanese with little  bamboo --ticks and eaten with great  gusto. ���������  AsS: for Minard's ana talce no other.  Alloway & Ghampion  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  362'MAIN  ST., WINNIPEG.  "Listed  Stocks  bought, sold, and carrrled  ou margin.  Write us If you wish to exchange any kind of  money, to buy Government or 0. N". W. Co,  Lands, or to sead money anywhere.  An   I) ml cm! red   Ally.  "How is Mud Slinger going to side  in this race?    Is he for you ?"  "That's what's worrying me," replied the candidate for office. "If I  thought he was going to be against me,  1 would'feel surer of election."���������Columbus (O.) State Journal.  TTTPFDVTTDL1 has no equal for sore shoulders  ULuIlllIlUflll says inaiugor of Green way farm  The Allan's new clyde built steamer  "Bavarian" 120u ton, twin   screw, description of which was  given   at  time  she was launched from Denny  & Co. 's  yards Dumbarton, has   just  completed  her trial trip which proved a great success. . Her average speed, for the voyage  was seventeen and a half knots.      This  shows her to ho perhaps   the  speediest  as well as tne largest vessel   trading to  Montreal, in fact larger than the majority of steamers sailing from New York.  It also demonstrates   the fact that passengers may now make   as  good  time  via Montreal as any    other   route,   the  difference in speed   being  equalized by  the shorter route via the, St. Lawrence.  The "Bavarian" is a model of perfection as far as safety and comfort is concerned.    The interior   decoration  and  furnishings are of  the . highest   order;  thousands of incandescent  lamps   illuminate every part of the boat.   She has  superior accommodation for all   classes  of passengers.      The first cabin accommodation is situated   in   the  steadiest  and   widest   part   of   the  ship.    The  maximum number of cabin passengers  to be carried is 800.     Special atteution  has been given the second cabin,   many  new features   which   will add  to  the  comfort of   passengers,    will   now  be  found by those taking   that class of accommodation.    In fact she possess all  tbe comforts and   conveniences that delight the heart of the   ocean   voyager.  The third class accommodation has not  been overlooked.  There is a nice sitting  room for women aud smoking room for  the men, also  separate   rooms for men  and their wives.  She filled the want called for by  every one iu regard to the fast Atlantic  service. By this steamer the passage  can be made from "Winnipeg to Liverpool in a little over eight days and  without any of the inconveniences of  transferring  steamer.  The  cannibal  chief  stood with, his  hand shading his eyes.  A solitary figure  was timidly creeping toward himi'from  the  jungle.     Suddenly   the, old * chief  started." He took a quick step forward  "It is," he cried, "it is my ,son I   Ho is'  coming home again I"    Then with bis  eyes still fixed on the  slouching figure  he  shrilly called  to his  head   hunter  "Mbongwa, the prodigal   is returning 1  Kill   the    fatted   Kaffir 1"���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.   Remedy  for  IS urns and   Scalds.  Accidents are liable to occur at 'any  time. Your child or < yourself may become scalded or burned at the most unexpected moment. That is why Griffiths'  Menthol Liniment should bo kept in  every house. Its soothing effect is fell  the minute applied, and is unequalled by  any other remedy. Sold by all druggists.  25 cents.  A mud bank" in Kiel harbor, has been  guilty ot* leze majesty. The kaiser undertook to steer his yacht, the Meteor, himself, when the "mud bank got in the way.  The Meteor stuck fast and had to be  hauled off by a torpedo boat.  The czar has forgiven the Grand Duke  Michael's morganatic'marriage" so far .as  to restore' his military, title, but ,uot to  'the practical extent oi restoring the in-  'come of ������23,000-a'year which' ho used to  enjoy from the imperial exchequer: ,    >���������  The Austrian * emperor breakfasts  every morning, summer and winter, at o  o'clock on cold meat and a cup of coffee.  At noun he takes luncheon and at'3  dimfer. lie drinks one-, glass of , beer  daily and a few glasses of wine. With  "the stroke of 9 he goes to,bed.  The shah'bf Persia thinks that the art  of printing transcends all others and has  a particular admiration for his .court  printer! He -has lately seen a typewriter,'and the idea that '"printing" can  be accomplished by the "mere tapping of  keys was almost too much for him..  to' -1,  ������������������!��������� *t^ I  *:���������v;*l  Eickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup'stands  at the head of the list for all diseases of  the throat and lungs It acts liko magic  in breaking up a cold.' A cough is soon  subdued, tightness of the chest is relieved,  even the worst case of consumption is relieved, while in recent cases It maybe said  never to fail. It is amedicineprepared from  the active principles or virtues of several  medicinal herbs, and can be depended  upon for all pulmonary complaints.  POULTRY POINTERS.  is the kind that housekeepers** who want only/the  best always buy.* packed  in pound and two-pound  tin cans, it tomes into  the home with allfits: natural aroma -and 'strength*}  Protected by our Seal,  the consumer knows that  its purity and , strength,  have been untampered  with.;, Your grocer/sells  this kind, but be sure our  seal and name is on the  can you buy.  - > v>-A' i  , -Win  -:** .r/������M  ��������� ��������� -"��������� ������.   t/'gr-jt  ,-*��������� ���������( i'*i^-l  V'  *tt'fl  r' ,"''tf  j- l'r-?'iiK'%rf  '!f,'*4l  /���������i  -i* ���������.������-;; ���������jfert.f  ' 11-''   ^  .���������'il.  -S?J  > K '.v,,,"JtJs**_  ��������� '��������� ' wml  "* j^M  -,   "v . *'iarl  '-:*���������'.'*'*{$������:  >f^mi  iJ77>fMi\  ���������-*#  THE   HOME  DOCTOR.  Powdered rice applied on lint will stop  a bleeding wound.  Daily exerci'-c with light dumboells  cures round backs.  Put a sprained ankle at once into hot  water for ton minutes. Afterward, if the  pain is si'veiv, apply a bran-bag dipped  into lint vinegar.  Mu'h dUiresi.and sickj-e-w in children  is cai sed' by . wo'in-. Mo hi-r S1-"raves".  Woi in Kxb:M ni ��������� nn tor ui \ ea i e' i ef by re-  moving the causae l>ivo ita uial and be  (.oiniu.o d.  THE  KiSSING  BUG.  The kissing bug is said to be rampant  in Jersey. Is it organizing . a trustV���������  Cleveland Leader.  Care must be taken that the two are  not confounded. The kissing bug is not  related to the hugging bee.���������St. Louis  Star.  Supplementary information with regard to the kissing hug tends to place it  in the same class with that numerous  species of the humbug.���������Baltimore Herald.  The kissing  copes.- as the  getting in its  New  Jersey.  ,, You cannot clean the coop too often.  "A hen pays in proportion to the eggs  she lays.  Young chickens should be protected  from the sun.  Fresh earth for scratching and dusting  is indispensable.  It' is always best to darken the place  selected for a nest.  While Leghorns are the best of layers,  they are small in size.  Pekiu ducks can be raised with only  sufficient water for drinking.  Young cockerels often permanently disfigure themselves by fighting.  Fowls that fatten easily should have  plenty opportunity to exercise.  Pour coal oil on the roosts and air  slacked lime about the building.  The hen that is always scratching, except when on .the roost ior' the nest, is  usually a first class layer.  On the farm where the hens haye....ai  free range they save much material that  would otherwise be wasted..  ��������� 699  THE A10ST DURABLE  ON THE MARKET.  HIGH GRADE   PLOWS,    SEEDING   MACHINES,  Carriages   Wagons,   Barrows. Windmills"  &o.   COCKSHUIT PJLOW CO., Winnipeg.  LUCAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  Importers of Groceries  Write US, Hamilton,Ont.  Circle Teas  *L. S. ft B. Coffees  "D. S. & B. Extracts  "L.S.&B. Spices'  bug, or-Molanolesr.es pi-  entomologists have it, is  work in lively shape in  And  still  the  mosquitoes  neglect to organize.���������Boston Globe.  a long distance from the  MINARD'S LINIMENT LuiDerman's Frieai.  THE WAYS OF WOMEN,  A woman can buy more bundles for little money than anybody else on earth.���������  Washington Democrat.  When a woman admits she is wrong,  her husband gets scared and thinks, she  is going to die.���������London Judy.  There is nothing that makes a woman  quite so mad as to have a neighbor who  borrows of her, but who never invites her  to her party.���������Atchison Globe.  Holloway's Corn Cure destroys all  kinds of corns and warts, root and  branch. Wl.o then woum endure them  with such a caeap and iffectual ieo:e-.iy  within rea.h?  Should take wilh them a supply  of Dr. Fowler's Ext. of  Wild Strawberry.  Those who intend  going camping this  summer should take  with them Dr. Fowler's  Extract,of Wild Strawberry.  .Getting wet, catching cold, drinking- water that is not always  pure, or eating food that  disagrees, may bring  on an attack of Colic,  Cramps and Diarrhoea-.-  Prompt treatment  with Dr. Fowler's  Strawberry in such  cases relieves the pain,  checks the diarrhoea  and prevents serious  cons equenceis. Don't  take chances of spoiling a whole summer's  outing: throug-h neg-lect of putting- a bottle  of this great diarrhcea doctor in with your  supplies. But see that it's the genuine  Dr, Fowler's Extract of Wild Strawberry,  as most of the imitations are highly dangerous.  "LEST TOD "FORGET, note that we buy  ��������� Butter, Cheese and Fresh Eggs for export���������that  we handle Gasoline Engines and Horse Poweis,  and that our " Alexandra " and " Melotte '*  Cream Separators are the best ia the'world.  Corre=-pondence solicited.  Wiiinipeff.  An industrious man of  character to.travel and  appoint agents. Guaranteed    salary   for^ a  year's engagement.   Address Department T.  Bradlcy-GarretHon Co. .Limited, li rant ford  WANTED  THE ONLY PRINTERS' SUPPLY HOUSE  IN THE NORTHWEST  We keep a large stock always on hand of 7YPL  PRINTERS* MATERIAL and PRINTERS' MACHINERY; can fit out Dally or Weekly Papier*  or Job Outfits on few hours' notice. We also  ���������upply READY-PRINTS; STEREO-PLATES. ������**������  PAPER and CARD STOCK.  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTER  Toronto Type Foundry  Co.,'Limited.  175  Owen St., Winnipeg:'. S  XV. N. U.     23G  Dent  W L  GOLD PLATED. 25 ^/fl  to us with your name and addruss,  and we will forward iliis watch to you  by express for examination. It is a  sDap-back and bezeldust-proot  open face, stem wind and ������et.  gold plated, handsomely en-  giaved. It looks lite a solid  K'.ld watch, is fitted with a  7 - Jewelled American Model  Movement that we warrant to  give good satisfaction, and ia  Just the watch.fortradlinp purposes. If afte'r careful examination you rind this watch to  be exactly as represented, pay  the express ngent $'1.95 and  charges, and it is youri.  Terry Watch Co., Toronto, Ont. mm  Ktats~samzmmf9  umt*^\)*mT*ww&>ltii^m+^msji)ij������\\m*m!rr!rrym,  '-ir-izrrtr-^rrr^^r-rnsrT-  ���������**rtr .lltx Vi*-* ,  THE' CUMBERLAND    NEWS.  1     ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  i   j.    ..- >        ...        ��������� . i    ��������� ���������  v    -   - M",- E.  Bissett Editor.  ���������"I-htt ci>lutnnH-of THfi-N-aws are opsn to all  ������"*'������ wi������h to exprtKM therein vicwa ou matter* -.f'puhlic  mterest.  \f\Vhilewe do not n>>!d ourselves  responei-  *ble-f������*i-l,the"htteranijes. of correanoridentB* wo  , '|Fe8er--������   tho r ght    of   declining   to ii-^ert  ������oj-imttui<M,.u>us 'unuccp-ssarily pernonally,  i'i,. -,V -������       - -  ������   <2"T Advertisers -who  -want their  ad  changed,    should   get    copy ia    by  ol2.a.m.;,day before issue. ���������  SATURDAY,    OCT.,   7th,    1899.  ~' If   we have a .constable   in this-  f :;   ,  to-vnihe  mjght find employment  jdlfeiiriiig'the'street' corners of .disre  - 'putAble individuals  who   seem  tc  0 SI I..' .  fcJonjBider it 'smart* to use language  Calculated to shock the least sensi-  tlve of the passers-by.    Jf such per  ������pons have not sufficient reverence.  c . -..  ^ec&ncy * or common sense, to refrain' from blaspheming their Creai-  or, :thiey should he compelled to" in  jd-ulge''' th-eir ' depraved ' tastes ii  bLaurs^B where respectable' citizens?  ' ty?U iiot not have to listen to them.  ,v\is. -  ���������  -^ ' " ������.   ' :   '  ,  ,   A., feature" of the case which i.  brought forth  p-romioentlv "in con  jt&ition with t the1 resent   prosecn  iion for selling liquor to Indians i  ih������ provision   that half the fin.  ������������������***��������� **.**rf"**r  ^���������������������������tyjwp  ��������� IMII^IJI .11  ���������>!���������,  I  *i>.(*-i^j������������������ifc<|-npi wiWuijgB  ���������s^:- txji.^ .T-^y-1 "KiTcx-Tr- -*5-**VK,**������>,-^S*Jf  Roxbury Russets, 1st AV     can; 2nd Mrs. T" Williams.'  Baldwins; 1st A McMil-  Ahail go to the informer.   If a dis  it-, ,,,.   ..   ,)   .  JAWeeted ! party were * to   a-ppriz  jhe authorities of  violations of this.. '.-������������������-..'  Iftw in this regard, it might be we! j  though td reward him in some wa-\,  but it appears to us extremely'un-  ������ir to pay over any' partwhateve  of the amount collected to the buy-  6*8 who o#end almost as 'gravely  &gairist;the law as1 do the sellers oi  Itofubr;  , A'Stwaflh goes to a white man  (or woman), begs for whiskey anc  7<ifferg double- price to get it. Th<  ctemptation * to sell it is' strong, e  specially when the person appeal-  ed tohappens to be in a state'bor  dering on poverty, as happened in  O        * *  one of the last prosecutions.' I:  cDhe Siwash is caught with liquoi  , in his   possession * he is   fined $50  bat if he has finished it he is fined  -���������  only $5���������a  premium   on  getting  drunk quick.    In either case, the  r* ���������'!  A white man is fined  $50 and half oi  fihat sum goes- to help pay the Si-  wasb's   fine.   So that a Siwash can  jijo'and'get drunk and then  infornJ  r{*as they often'* do)  on  the person  who supplied 'the liquor,  pay his  own fine of $5  and have $20 to the:  .good. / This  is a  neat little game  f*>r getting ahead'-of the white man.  .hfot it is high time it was stopped.  -A -Siwash can  just as wejU pay $50  into the- public -treasury as a poor-  white   woman  who  has to take in  washing to support a family of little children.  tic-  Hawkins.  Hawkins.  Ian; 2nd W Hawkins. Northern  Spy, 1st W Baikie; 2nd A McMil- /  Ian. King of Tompkins Co. 1st J  Ford; 2nd W Hawkins. Greening,  IstT Beckinsell, 2nd T Cairn's.  Maiden's Blush 1st J Ford;' 2nd T  Cairns.    Hyde's King of the West,  1st 2nd W  Robb.    Wealthy,  1st J  Mundell; 2nd A   McMillan.  Gloria de Mundi, 1st W Robb; 2nd  J Halliday1.    Ben Da vis,.1st A McMillan.    Yellow Bellflower, 1st W  Baikie;   2nd  A  McMillan.    Blen-.  heim Orange, 1st J Ford.    Ribson  Pippin,   1st W   Baikie.    Plate   of  any late kind, 1st A McMillan,2nd  W Robb.   Four largest apples J  Ford; 2nd T Cairns.    Twelve Crab  Apples,' 1st   A  McMillan. 2nd  T  Cairns     Bartlet  Pears,  1st A McMillan;   2nd   W;   Baikie.    Clap's  Favorite Pears, 1st A McMillan, 2  rid   W   Hawkins.    Plate   of   any  kind of early pears, 1st J Ford; 2nd  W Robb.   Vicar of Winkfield, 1st  J   Mundell;    2nd    W  . Hawkins.  Flemish  Beauty, 1st.......  2nd T  Cairns. Louise Bon de Jersey, 1st  J. Ford; 2nd , Thomas Cairns.  Best plate of any other kind, late-  1st W. Baikie. Best six desert  plums. 1st J Miller;, 2nd W Robb.  Best six preserving plums, W Robb.  Best six Imperial Gage, 1st J Mundell; 2nd B Crawford. Best six  red egg, A McMillan. Coe's gold  dn drop, 1st A McMillan. Lombard, lfct W Robb; 2nd A McMil  Ian. Bradshaw, 1st W Roy; 2nd  T Williams.    Prunes, 1st J Halli-  lay; 2nd J Miller. Collection of  plums, six of each kind, ��������� 1st C  Uridges. Grapes, dark, 1st J Swan.  Any kind of peaches, 1st B Crawford; 2nd J Mundell. Quinces, 1st   ; 2nd S F Crawford. Collection of fruit, 1st J Miller; 2nd T  Cairns; 3rd J Mundell.  DIVISION K.  ELOBAi;.  Carnations,  1st. ;   2nd   W  Robb. Pansies,. 1st. Mrs. W Robb;  2nd Mrs. J Halliday. Roses, 1st  Mrs. W Robb; 2nd Mrs. J Halliday.  Gladiolas, 1st 1st Mrs. J Halliday;  2nd Mrt. W. Robb.- Stocks, 1st  Mrs. Robb. Asters, 1st Mrs. Halliday; 2nd Mrs. Robb. Petunias,  Ist Mrs. Mundell. Zinna, 1st R  Landells. Sweet Peas; 1st Mis. W  tiobb'; 2nd Mrs. Halliday, Collection   of   annuals,   1st ; 2nd  Mrs. Robb. Four Fuschias, 1st  Mrs. McPhee; 2nd Mrs. Bridges.'  Specimen Fuschias, 1st Mrs. A  Urquhart. Bouquet for table, 1st  Mrs. Halliday. Bouquet for hand,  1st Mrs. Robb.  DIVISION L.  MISCELLANEOUS,  Home Made Bread, 1st Mrs. J  Halliday; 2nd Mrs. W Robb. Collection of* bread and cakes, 1st,  Mrs. C Smith. Collection of bread  and cakes, bakers diploma, lat'H  C Lucas. Botted fruit, 1st Mrs. E  Duncan, 2nd Mrs, J Halliday.  Collection of jellies, 1st Mrs. J Halliday. Bottle of Vinegar, 1st Mrs.  T Williams. Honey in Comb, 1st  C Bridges.  DIVISION M.  Pillow  slip.-, 1st Mrs. T Cairns. Pillovr  Shams, 1st Mrs. Kaisley; 2nd Mrs.  H Smith. Button Bole?, 1st Mrs.  E. Duncan. Stockings darned, lot  Mrs. Berkley; 2nd Mrs. E Dum mi.  Drawn Work, 1st Mrs. Wain; 2nd  Mrs. Kaisley. Memstiched J.-iind-  kerchief, 1st miss Lewis; 2nd vn-.W,  Baikie. Toilet Set, 1st Mrs. Ikdkie;  2nd Mrs E Duncan.  '    ���������'       MACHINE* SEWING.  Underclothing, l������t Mrs E Duncan. - Ladies Wrapper, lt-t Mrs. E  Duncan. Child's dress, 1st Mrs. E  Duncan.  BED QUILTS.  ��������� Coverlet, 1st Mrs. TWillams; 2nd  Mrs. ,W Baikie.  KNITTING.  Skirt, 1st Mrs. E Duncan. Stockings, 1st Mrs. E. Duncan. Gents,  socks, 1st Mrs. E Duncan; 2nd Mrs.  T Cairns. Wool Mils, 1st rcrs. E  Duncan.1 Fancy Knitting, 1st Mrs.  J Miller. ��������� ' .     .   .  .FP25h Lager Beep  STEAM-Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE BEST   IN  THE PROVINCE  MJSCELEANEGES  LADIES' WORK.      ,  Home made Rug, 1st Mrs. J  Grieve; 2nd Mrs T Piercy. Tatting, 1st Mrs. H Smith; 2nd,Mrs? J  Halliday. Pin Cushion, 1st Mrs. E  Duncan; 2nd Mrs. Baikie. Sp'ecia  prized  Gent's Tie, 1st  Miss Kirkby.  2nd Mias Lewis.  DIVISION N.  v       (    ." ARTISTIC.  Oil painting, Ist Mrs. Wain. Collectioi  of ' Marine : Shells, let L Bridges. Specia  Prize for collection of photographs, 1st Mi&'  Lewis. ';  I    'SPECIAL.  , Special prize to lady taking greatest nam-  ber of prizes , in Division M, 1st Mrs', ������  Duncan. .Special Prize, donated bySMr. *V\  W B - Mclnnes for best ' lb', butter,' 1st A  urquhart.  ��������� o  50 VBAR8*  KXPKRIENOE.  TRADE MARK*  DESIGNS,  COPYRIGHTS Ao.  Anyone seaMntr a sketch aad description may  quickly aeoert-Hn, free, whether an Invention ia  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest ageney for securing patent������  in America.   We hare a Washington office.  Patents taken through Kaxn & Co. receive  special notice is the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  beautifully illustrated. Inmost ctrculstioa of  titt- '-  -    "        ' -    -    .,, Address  MUNN   & CO.,  361 Broadway, N������w York.  POLICE COURT/  Before .3'ustices Dunn and Robb  at Comox, Safcur day, Mrs. Ole  Hellen was sentenced to $50 fine or  60 days in j.ul for selling liquor to  Indians. The prisoner was brought  up to Cumberland, but was released Monday on paying up. Part of  the tine was paid by subscription,  which reflects credit on the kindness of our citizens who showed  their sym pathy for a poor woman  in practical fashion.  9  Comox Fain  '(/CONTINUED.)  "  DIVISION I  \ .-.'-���������' ,.,- ,'-.   '  FRHZT,  ^ Grav-mstein Apple, 1st J Mmi-  .delti't2titfr T> Becke-^seil/^P^hess  ot}0}dmtyi*& UtW Hawkins ���������'���������2ml  J"F.ojrd.��������� 'Yellow Transparent, 1st  - T-/(i-a&Hs, >Early Harvest, "1st J  Miller---2nd J Ford. -Snow, 1st W  ilawkiusj: >2nd; J Miller, Plate of  ar.y   e^rly   kind^    1st ��������� W   B������ikie.;  OoldeirRu$Sit3.ts, ist J Ford; 2nd W  C '.     .      .. . ...      "    .  LADIES' WORK.  Crochet, Tidy, 1st Mrs. Cairns, 2  nd Mrs. Wain. Crochet, Tidy,  .Worsted, 1st Miss S Lewis.  EMBROIDERY.  ; Skirt, 1st Mrs. H Smith, 2nd  Mrs. Duncan. Child's dress, 1st  Mrs. H Smith. Table Cover, 1st  Mrs. H Smith. Table Scarf, Mrs.  H Smith, 2nd Mrs. Kesley. Wool  work, 1st Miss Lewis; 2nd Mrs,  Kesley. Crazy work, 1st Miss Berkley; 2nd Mrs. S Piercy. Centre  piece, 1st Mrs. H. Smith; 2nd Mrs.  W Baikie. Doylies, 1st Mrs. E  Duncan; 2nd Mrs. WBaikie. Em-  bioidered Braces, 1st Mrs. H Smith; :  2nd Mrs. E Duncan.  Lots ;.  of MILLINERY  If you want a nice hat  for the  fall, just call and see my. stock.  Shapes.  gfcF* A few imported hats. You  can have a neat andfstylish hat already trimmed, or I will sell you a  hat, and you can buy the trimming separately.  CHILDREN'S  HATS  A SPECIALTY ....  Come and see if I can't suit you as  well as anyone in town.  PRICES FROM 75c UP  i  HAND SBWUfG.  Underclothing,' IstMrs.  E'D'un.-  uarrie,    First St,  CUMBERI/AND, B. C.  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction  of  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs* belonging  to  this company.  BENRY REIFEL,    Mwiiiqer  ������������������������������������' "  '   ~' ' '        ' _ ~~ " "~         "**������" <      "'."."?'"'""'    '     ���������    I���������" " *"1    ' " * "'   '  Mr.  T.  K-. Sloro,  malinger of the  St.  Antiiony   Mining  &  Exiiliiratiou     Oom-  [jany, of Snnta Barbara, Oal., who last  year  acquired   a   nuniiber of    hydraulic  leases    o-xi    Germausou,   , Mansou     and  Bvans creeks, Oniineca, and took xn au  extensive  hydraulic plant to  work    the  properly, returned ��������� frem the North yesterday. He was accompanied by Herbert Hall, of this city, who is in the employ of the company;   II. O. Ackroyd, of  Richards & Ackroyd, Vancouver, solicitors for the Company, who went up ������he  Skeena to meet him;    and  Mr. George  Attersou, manager of the Del Oro Company, who have also secured hydraulic  claims in the Omineca, country.  From what Mr. More says, ,the Omineca country is coming to the front again,  not only  as a  country   for the wealthy  capitalist,  bat  a  place whore' the   indi-  yiduel -miner with nothing more than'a  grub-stake can make a good living and  >omethi'ug    to'  spare. , None    of    the  liydraulic companies have yet got then-  plants to work, but a number of' tliem  will be running next year, and the returns should be large.     The individual  miners, on the other hand, working with  rockers . and    sluice-boxes,  have    been  doing  remarkably  well,  and  will   bring  out a lot of dtrst when ,the season closes  early in October.   , Most of the gold has  been   taken out  of    Ma/nson  and 'Lost  creeks, while two small creeks 25 miles  from Germiinsen,' which are as yet unnamed, -are adding handsomely to   the  total.'    The Arctic Slope Company, the  atock in which is held in Victoria, and of  which Ca.pt.- C: N. Black is   manager,  have struck very rich ground on    their  property on Manson creek.     They had a  clean-up  after  16    days'  run,  and the  ���������Ittice-boxes gave wp 110 ounces.     Mr.  More .brought down samples of the gold,  which is very coarse.     As they are yet  ten feet from bedrock, the'return was  ���������onsidered a remarkable one,'particularly  as they are working but six ine'n and a  rather .primitive plant.   -  The machinery and provisions for the t  .'���������bmpany which left here in  the spring-  were taken in without    any great difficulty, -and Mr.' More is now out -for more.  The  men  will' continue on   the' outside  ,vork until October 1, 'aaid then riveters  .vill be set to work for the winter getting  ihe piping ready to    lay in the spring.  [Ie hopes to have the plaat in operation  by June 1. '"  -.The Forty-Three Company of'Ottawa,  of which Col..Wright is manager, have-  completed their "flume and ditch <on Man-.  son', creek,   and  were  . setting  up  their  hydraulic    plant  when "Mr.   More  left.  They will   be  a hi'*-, 'lo 's.tart operations  with the op-'iiii.^ of next season.     Mr. ,  Sparks, 'erf-Ottawa, the president of the  company,"'paid a visit to the mine, accom- '  panied bv Mrs. Sparks, .the first' white  woman to enter the Omineca country im  25 years."* . . .  Mr. Hill, a mining', expert, examined  some Vidal creek properties for a> big  company, and other companies have  either acquired or are looking for  liydraulic propositions in the district.  The route from Hazel ton to German-  son creek is considerably .shorter than  reported, Mr. Moro placing the distance  at 152 miles, as against the old estimate  of 1S6 miles. He went over to Vancouver this morning and will return on  Tuesday. As it is probable tliat he may  have to return to Omineca during the  will ter, he brought .out his dog tcani,  probably the best ever seen in Victoria.  He also brought out a few* pounds _ of  gold, taken from the company's claims  by the, men who prospected them.  During July two men, Messrs. Constable/of Chilcotin, ana Rowell, of Edmonton, who had lost .their way while  t-oiiur from Stewart lake to Manson,  reached Mr. Moro's camp. They had  been without food for four days., when  compelled to kill their do--. They were  found by some miners after hope  been abandoned-  .0000000000000000000000000000000  The'H.B.A.Vogel  Commercial College,  P. O.'Box 3-17,  Vancouver, B. >C.  We teach Business, Book-keep- v  ing,   Shorthand,   Typewriting^  and    tlie     general    English (,'  Branch-s.    HptfDT" The demand  for office help  is  larger  than'  -    the supply. <    ,;  Send for Illustrated'Prospectus,,   A  OOOOOOOOOOOOOQOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQ     J  FOR SALE OR FOR   RENT.  . 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ON THE SOUTHWEST.  &*  \  \  Mrs.   Clare   FitzGibbon,   whose  sorne-  -what unique project for the education of  ^British   gentlewomen   in *the   necessities  rf)f Cana4inn colonial life was -briefly referred to an the editorial columns of the  'Colonist yesterday is herself an interesting and remarkable personality���������such a  'lady   as  it  is, a   delight  to  become   acquainted with.   She iS'Tersatile;' she is  a keen observer:   and she is so charm-  ing a conversationalist 'that her views of  ,nicn and waraon/and affairs as ������he sees  ithoin  are presented  to those  who have  ,:������'''.tho pleasure of'meeting her as clearly as  though   they   themselves   saw   with' her  eyes and heard'with her ears.    Thore is  energy in her face, expression in her ev-  ������ry gesture.    Sho sees,  too, the artistic  , '   element wherever.it .presents itself, and,  hor sympathies are apparently as broad'  ' iis her powers of analytical observation.  /    Discussing  what  has'   been    somewhat  ���������crudely referred to as her "scheme" for  the betterment of tho condition  of her  .sex, ehe said yesterday:       .  ' "The project briefly Is 'based upon the  (admitted surplus of women in England,  where the female population outnumbers  ithe male by something like a million and  -a half.    Many of these women are'gen-'  'tiewomen,' who have been left perhaps  \.with   moderate    incomes,    which'   they  ly    ' would   be  glad   to 'invest' in��������� this   new  (Country were  they' in  a  position  to  fit  themselves' to  its  requirements,   having  '      done which they "would become admirable colonists.' ,   .  &' o "My desire ia to enable them to do  ,80���������to learn how they , may best apply  their money and energies, in co-operative  .email fanning, poultry raisj^ig, fruit culture, dairying, ��������� eta, Wjhile at the same  ���������tinie fitting them to do their own work,' '  ,as .otherwise their profits 'would be undoubtedly eaten np by the '.help.'  "My   suggestion   is , that   a   trajning-  .school. if it may so be termed, be established in connection with the experiment-  **tl farm at Brandon, "so that the women  "may receive equal advantages .with the  men in fitting themselves for colonial life  .and ita~ difficulties.    The cost would not  ,be such as to alarm a government, and  . the   institution,   if   given   a   fair   start,  woHld ultimately become self-sustaining.  - .educated class .of people.'. t  *���������   "British Columbia appears to be rather  v/'   iu advance of the < Northwest, so far "as  i ' . agricultural' co-operation    is'  concerned,  u "'There is indeed a wider field'and greater  >.  /",seope���������in the Northwest jthan in this'prov;  ince for what may be termed the'pioneer  '   sisterho.od���������both   as   operators   on   their  own account along co-operative lines, or  ���������if girls���������as lady, helpers.     ���������  "Not that I am not fully impressed, !  ���������even charmed, with the prospect iu this  province for woman's success in such pursuits as poultry raising, fruit growing,  dairying, etc., for" the city nnd mining  district markets. I have the assurance  of people who ought to know that if the  ladies would study the conditions and  then go in for these things intelligently,  they would do exceedingly well."  In her six weeks' trip westward from  Ontario. Mrs. FitzGibbon has spent considerable   time  on   the     Manitoba     and  Northwest prairies,   utilizing the  opportunities presented for becoming acquainted with  the new element in  the Cana-  ��������� dian    population ��������� the    Doukhobors���������as  they-really are. She has nothing but good  words for the Russian svttiers, and finds  them  an  agreeable,     even    fascinating,  study.    Ten days of her trip were spent  ���������under   canvas   among   the   "Douks"   in  Yorktowu and >the north and south districts, including the Good Spirit lake region, near White Sand Elver district.  And having met and studied humanity  under varied conditions in all parts of  the world, she declares the Doukhobois  a truly wonderful rare���������possessed of  great powers of e.ndurance, v.nmatched  industry,;' aud^marvellous facility in  handicraft���������although they do not shine  conspicuously for their "book learning,"  not more than 4. per cent, possessing thei  ability to read and write-  Their women  are    experts with    -the  needle, nnd as housekeepers or domestics  misairpas-s-ed, being neart, clean and honest, to a degree.  T.I10 people as a class are essentially  different from any other peasant race���������  rosorved, dignified, strong and resolute,  a solid, undaunted- and industrious  peoplo of ������������������ thoughtful''habits and great  thoroughness in whatever they devote  their .energies to. As stock-raisers,  ���������horse-breeders or fa.rmers they admit no  superiors.  Speaking   of  the   recent   incident     so  much spoken of by the American press.  and  ' 'frequently   illustrated;, too,   when  the Doukhobor women yoked ..themselves  to the plough, and took.the place of the  horses in breaking the stubborn soil of  their new home,', Mrs. Fitz Gibbon says  the case has  been generally misunderstood.     The drawing of the plough, was  no  illustration    of   a     degradation    of  womanhood,   but   ' rather_.   the   reverse,  showing how brave the women are   in  thoir pioneer endeavors.     Their service  ns  drawers, of    the  plow  was   entirely  voluntary, and merely the acceptance of.  a cbmw'on-Beir^'e: alternative.  ������**������  Th-fc ,scej������e of tlit- ploughing was- near  Oos^enie���������meaning the assumption, for  all the DGukhoboi" names are of religious  character���������where only one team.of horpes  was available for all purposes of tlie  iCOlony. There was flour to bring from a  point thirty or forty miles' away, and so  the women held a council and determined that the horses should go"for the  flour aud they themselves would, draw  the plough in the absence of the team.  Thi-s they did with the courage of  true pioneers���������the women pioneers who  really make the country.  As jCor the men, they were not shirking by any means, but it was for them  to look for work where work was to be  had. Besides which' ..they numbered  about 1,500 adults in a colony of 7,000  ���������the majority of the male relatives  being 'still in Siberian prisons.  In religion the DouMiobors are as a  rule mombera_pf the Society of Friends,  or Quakers, as they aro more generally  termed throughout America. It - has  been on account of. their religion more  than anything else that the persecution  of these immigrants by "the synod.of the  Greek church forced thorn <to Canada.  And now that they are here, Mrs'. Fitz  Gibbon regards them as quite as worthy,  of honor as, the Pilgrim Fathers of the  earliest continental history. Unless the  Canadian people extend'to them what is  hospitality rather than charity, however,  'they stand in great danger'of starving  during the approaching, winter, as  ground, they have been altogether unable to prepare for their own mainten-  a decidedly ambiguous acknowledgment,  the insufficiency, oif stock to break the,  through the lateness of the season and  their property on Germanson, Manson  and Evans creeks, and they had found,  them richer,even than they anticipated.  Most! of the work was done on- German-  ance at the outset.  Tho men' have worked where they  could get employment���������the women have  built and kept the homes, often bringing  their logs for building distances of eight  or ten miles on little, two-wheeled go-  carts drawn by themselves.  There js one .peculiarity about J. this  interesting people that-is most uncommon  in that they have no written history-  no ' record of their race, even in picture  lore. Their history is preserved in  beautiful, legends and in "song, their  music being notable for the wonderful  harmonies that are characteristic" of the  music of the Greek church.  Compared ,with  the ordinary  peasant  class of    any Eroropean  country", these  ���������people .standl alone'"and superior "for intelligence,  reserve, dignity and properly  directed industry.  As to the crop prospect in the Northwest, Mrs. Fitz Gibbon speaks with enthusiasm. The passage of the flying  express train through what seemed to  be one gigantic wheat field was itself a  revelation to her of the vast extent and  unbounded possibilities of Canada;' while  those with whom she talked declared  the present harvest better than any in  the history of prairie farming.   ,���������o ..  Coast for upwards of a year.  Mr. Carl Lowouberg, German consul,  was on hand last evening to greet the  officers and crew.  I Have Taken  an Office  in the Nash  Building,  .Dunsmuir Avenue,    Cumberland,  and am agent  for the  following  reliable    insurance    companies:  The  Royal   London   and   Lan  cash ire and Norwich   Union.    I  am prepared to  accept risks at  1 current rates.    Lam' also agent  for the'5 Standerd Life, Insurance  . Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company of England.    Please call' and  investigate before insuring in any other  Company.  .    JAMES ABRAMS.  Notice.  ^V  Humboldt Street, Victoria, B. C.  THE-SCHOOL YEAR    BEGINS   FIRST   MONDAY   OtF  SEPTEMBER AND ENDS THE LAST*  WEEK OF JUNE     / my  1 r   ' - ivo - ���������7\  The Course of Study is divided into five grades: '       \   J^"  Primary, Junior,' Preparatory,   Senior  and Graduating;,  CHANGE OF CORPOEATE NAME.  Notice is hereby given that the  Union ^Colliery Company of British Columbia, Limited , Liability  intends to apply to His Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor for permission  .to change its name to that of the  "Wellington Colliery Company,  Limited Liability." -  Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899:  DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTON,  .Solicitors to   the 'Union   Colliery  Company of   B.C.,   Limited   Lia-  bilitj*.  PURE  MILK*  1  delivered by me daily, in Cumberland and  Uuion.  , A ahare of patronage is solicited.  JAMES REID.-  Society;   Cards '  Hiram Loage No 14 A;F .& A.M.,B.C.  Courtenay B. C.  c  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the tnopn   .,   >���������  Visiting Brothers,'cordially requested  to attend. ", ' "*���������   l   .,'-   \������,  jxJ   7 -*���������-* - -~R.:>S.~'McConnel1,fj������L.    7  ' '' '-*" "'     ���������  " . Secretary.   '  conversation compulsory for those who learn the lauguage.  Due attention is paid to plain Sewing, Darning, Mend'-'  ing,-etc., etc. ^Weekly instructions are given in domestic  cconom}*, politeness, and all tliat constitutes lady-like deportr  merit.  Special attention is paid to pupils preparing for Teachers'  Examination. In the COMMERCIAL CLASS, instruction, is  given in Penmanship, English, Book-Keeping, Stenography,  Typewriting and all the branches of   a   business   education'.  For further information address  THE SISTER SUPERIOR, '������.  B---J-*  viJ "?*f  &-A.I  7v77&,  'w iiS������  '���������'���������'V^'J  ;-<.pi\  v������tc:f,4 I  A New Stock, we   are:"preparedAt$������&k  turn out at short notice i ... '  The small German cruiser Geier dropped anchor in Esquirnalt harbor yesterday. She comes now direct from San  Francisco, which port she left on Monday last, and is (here fully two days  ahead of the time she was expected. Her  run north from the Bay City was very  fast at times, for a vessel of the type of  the Geier, as high as 14 knots being  made on spurts.  Her graceful, yachtlike lines give indication of 'fast travelling qualities. She  ia of a model dissimilar to Great  Britain's cruisers now on this station,  and would little bear the appearance of a  warship, except for what is to be seen  above deck and the half ram shape of  her cut-water. Painted white, with her  brass work nil polished and brilliant, th<*  cruiser presents a pretty picture. She is  steel-built throughout, and rigged after  tlie fashion of other cruisers in port.  Built at .'��������� Wilhelmshav'cn in 1894, th<>  Geier has a tonnage of 1700, and is equipped with "some of the most modern quick-  tiring guns. Of these, she carries seventeen all. told, eight being 10.5 bore, besides twe torpedo tubes. Oue noticeable  feature of the upper ,works of the vessel is the number of line looking boats  which hang from her davits.  The cruiser carried a total of 1G0 men,  all stout, hardy looking fallows, who, as  the ship rode at anchor last night, gave  evidence of -possessing capital voices.  Captain Jacobsen is in command, and his  staff of officers is as follows: Lieutenant Commander Meyer; Lieutenants V.  Koosigh, Wuriaabach, Tideman and Keb-  ensburg; Chief Engineer Triseheisen;  surgeon,'Dr. Ottow, and Paymaster  Trachnert.  The Geier is to be in Esquirnalt until  the will {,-ail tor Van  couver, to remain there until October 18.  Afterwards she proceeds south, going  first to San Francisco, and then down off  the South American coast. It has been  decided by the German residents, who  had been looking forward to her visit,  to merge the proposed reception to her  officers in the naval ball to' be given on  Octobers 13. The ship will then be at  Vancouver,   but   the   officers   will, come]  Cumberland Encampment:  No. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate* Wednesdays oi  each month at 7:30 o'clock'p.m. Visaing  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. Wkyte, Scribe.  Bulbs for Fall  Planting.  Visit in^  Biisiiiess  liSmnArj List*,  Bililieads*  -     -      '       - -    c"> -    -      -  "^     * 'i  Letterheads*  '.**-���������* **iJP'  '; s>.L7tM||  ��������� s *>>**&q  1 " \ *-   "*     ^-"-"*J-.!I3-*  - ^o#i  - '<���������;- '-. --"\\&l  *'},*���������<���������'M  S'-'SS-v/fe*!  - j '7'^?  s* ^ ������������������ ���������** *~   ���������  20,000 Holland Bulbs to arrive in September; 5,000 Japan Lilies to arrive in October; 1,500 Bhododendrons, Azaleas, Magnolias, Rosea, etc., to arrive in October.  Thousands of Roses, Camellias, Fruit and  Ornamental Treesj Shrubs, etc., growing on  my own grounds for ihe fall trade. Catalogues free.  It. J. HENRY,       -Vancouver, B. C.  ������ltittenieiBt$9  re GEORGE FORD, 'deceased.  NOTICE is .hereby  given  that all  creditors and  other persons having any claims upon the estate of  George Ford, late of Hornby Island, deceased,  who  died on the  23rd day of May, 1899 and whose  will was proved 'in the Supreme  , Court   of  British   Columbia on  the, 18th, day of  August A. D.",  1899 by   John  Ford and George  * Hetherbell, the executors therein  named, are requested to send by  post in writing  prepaid particulars of their claims to the undersigned,  Solicitors for  the executors, on or before the 15th day of  October,  1899 after  which  date  the Executors will proceed to distribute the Estate amongst those  entitled  thereto, having   regard  only to those of which they shall  then have notice.  All persons indebted to the  said estate are requested to pay  their indeptedness to the Executors or the undersigned.  Dated this 17th day of September, A. D., 1899.  Dumbleton & Anderson, Solicitors,  39������ Langley St., Victoria, B. C,  and general work at  moderate prices.  Tlie Set Englanii Hotel,  M. & L. YOUNG,'Props.  Victoria, Yanoorar Island,  C. H. TARBELL  DEALER    IN        '  ju/esan  CUMBERLAND,  Tinware  B. C.  Espimalt & Nanaimo Ry.,  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE, '  NOV. 19th, 1898.. l  VIOTOU.IA TO WELLINGTON-.  GORDON   BURDOCK'S . .  ^Mmsssmp**��������� LIV E R Y,  Single and Double Rigs to let,  No. 2 Daily.  A.M.  Do. 9:00  Victoria   "    9:23 Goldstream   "   10:li. Shavvnigan Lake  "���������   10:48............ Dundfins .......-  .    P.M.    '  No. I SaturdA]*-   Do. iiSJj;.  ..."   l^'  -at���������  EeasonaMe Pri  PC  down to Victoria for the'occasion,  " The' Geiet'has- becu-on "the   Pacific  COURTENAY  Directory.  OOTTBTENAT HOUSE,  Callvjji, Proprietor.  GEOBGE   B.    LEIGHTOU,  smith, and Carriage - Maker.  A.   H.   Mc-  Black  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,    B.  C.  YOU  HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION BRING IT TO  Opposite Waverley Hotel,  "   12:2'............Nanain-.o...  Ar. 12:d0.......... Wellington.  An 7:5*Jt  V/ELLINGTON   TQ  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily.  A.M.  Do. 8:05   -   8:29....  "   9:5.5   " 30:37   " 1.1:23    ...  Ar. 11:50    ..  No. 3 Saturday., -    WoUin-jton'...........DOx4*a$-.   Nanaii-00 '-������'4^9,   Dunoans  "^<ai**<.  ...Shitwnigan Lako^  **   &fy  ..... Gold8troam "   *^3St;.  .    . ..Victoria -.Ar. &0Q.I-.M.'  Reduced latos to and from aH points, 'or,  Saturdays and Sundays good-to.r,0turn Jlon*!  day. "-     ���������  for ratca  and   all   inforjnation; apt"!? 'at-.  Company's Ofliccs.  A. DUNSMUIR,  PKKSIDEN.T.  Gko,L. COURTNEY."  '��������� Trafllc Ma-i������������er.  J". tRj; 3VL������LE!OX:  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE^  LEADING   iA'BBfB  and  Keeps a 'LaErge������-r'S.to!fik  of Fire Arms,  i^miinU.  tion    and   Sporting^   J  Goods^. of  all.-.-desGri|^  tions. THE BROTHER OF JIM.  By WILLIAM HENET SHELTON,  [Copyrig-ht, 1S99. by the Author.]'  By. 9 o'clock the roar of musketry had  slackened, to an'1 occasional volley which  was prolonged by a few scattering sli'ots,  ' a little  flurry of- stars, a spark  here, a  flash there, until   silence  and darkness  -fettled on the valley,.  . Some time in the' night Henry Price"  ��������� -came back up the hill in the mood of a  man on whom a slight has been put.  In  his heart he envied the dead and dying  (, lying between the  pickets  in the dark  .    . valley.    Because  he had come out unscathed he knew that there was another  day of  the  battle  before  him.    In his  highly"wrought   condition  he was nn-  .  able to rest.    Other.-- slept as if nothing  had hax'pened.   Even tho patient horses  dozed, in swaying lines against *"he film  of  smoko   that  overhung   the  charred  '     timbers of  the   houso  and  started  in  their dreams to breathe heavily, croaking a saddle here  and  rattling a head-  etall there.  ������       Henry Price  was  neither  glad   nor  sorry to see tho  rosy light of morning.  Perhaps even then he saw only' tho red  ; gloom of the sunken road as he stretch ed  ' his stiffened limbs  and  nnittered:  "It  wa.s my work.  I did it. "  His physical strength sustained him  ,   wonderfully in  the rough work of  the  day .that followed, dtiring  which  the  (���������tubborn  lines were forced  back from  ��������� .ridge- to ridge  until  the third evening  ,  found  the  whole  army in  orderly retreat.    Through vit  all Henry had kept  ' .his.ppst at the muzzle of  thel,gun.    Ho  showed no sign of -weariness.  He seemed  -, dazed "rather   than  tired.    After   two  -sleepless nights and two  such eventful  .���������  days' it  may reasonably be  doubted   if  " he was capable of subdividing the time  ,   that had passed since the  dawn of  his  ' horrible self conviction in the  glare of  the burning farm buildings.  -. '.He nad .lost nothing oi:  the prcsent-  .'iment that he was fighting his last bat-  , ,tle, and when the battery made its final  stand,in the  afterglow of. the' sunset.  ^-before.leaving the'field that was already'  lost.yhe^sponged and rammed in  a mechanical way and' sprang  outside  the  ,wh"eel like a well drilled automaton.  . The hour'jwas upon him.   Every inch  of his body'was ?numb with the cxpec-  " tatibn of a blow.   His scalp and his ex-  ..  tremities were cold.   He was a doomed  ��������� man1 set against  a'wall, awaiting  the  ' sure volley, only the file of riflemen was  ��������� hot yet fold off  and there remained to  -' him the merciful relief of activity.   ,  7-< When his qtiick eye caught the drib-  ,ble of gray .figures funning and dodging  , tliroTigh tho  hollows of  the next field,  ''��������� multiplying among the scrubby cedar."  and  swarming behind  the stone wall,,  he recognized  his grim  executioners.  ��������� He heard the cries for double canister,  and , laughed as he drove  the  two tin  ' cylinders into the black throat of the  gun. A little patter of bullets peppered  tlie wheels, and some puffs of dust leaped up from the ground as the gray men  sprang over the wall.  He stood there at his post in tho  white smoke as the old guny thundered  by,half battery and'swept the field with  alternate volley's of iron balls. As the  torn and baffled  regiment fell back the  'cannoneers leaped on the wheels with  yells of defiance���������all except Henry  Price. His plight was nob noticed at  first in tho wild" excitement followed by  1 the sweep of galloping limbers, but in  replacing the equipments he was found  on the ground, grasping the rammer  staff in his blackened hands.  "I expected it," he gasped, and as he  released the otaff he clutched at his wet  and soiled shirt front. "It hurts me to  breathe. Don't touch me���������I'm done  for!"  ��������� Thero was  no surgeon at hand, but  in spite of   his  remonstrances  he was-  liftcd on to a limber chest and supported ihere by a comrade as the victorious  battcrv left lhe field.   He was re  to his fate. He had no desire to live. It  was the vengeance of God demanded by  that skeleton hand, extended from, the  shallow grave by the roadside. One  memorable night had intervened be-'  tween the night of his conviction and  the night of his expiation. Was there a  mysterious fatality about the number  three?     &    '  He spoke in broken sentences, for the  road \va,3 rough and the heavy 'gun carriage, drawn by six powerful horses,  rambled relentlessly over the stones,  only swerving once with the column to  avoid the" blue forms which suddenly  appeared in great numbers lying amazingly still on the hillside.  It was dusk when the battery floundered through the run above the wreck  of the old stone bridge, aud the wounded man on the limber was tossed like a  leaf as the heavy wheels ground over  ammunition chests and boxes of bread  which had been shaken from the wagon  trains in the hurried retreat.  The companion who had supported  Henry thus far managed to keep him  upright on tho folds of the big canvas  that cushioned the limber chest, but the  jolting was too much for him. At a  sign from the sergeant deaf Speuce, who  was huge anfl good natured, dismounted, and having placed Prico in tho saddle walked like a groat, faithful dog-at  his side, l  "It's no use, Spence, lugging a dead  man along with the march, "said Henry.'   "For   God's  sake, lay me  in   tho  fence corner  there and leave mo to my  fate.'' He stretched out his open hand as  he spoke toward the ' place that he cov-,  eted on a bank by the roadside.  ,.   "I'll bet ye ��������� do, " said  Spence, clawing a piece of navy plug from  the bottom of his pockety ' 'Take a big  chaw,  Henry. I knowed ye wanted it."  Henry waved  the  proffered  tobacco  away with disgust, and despairing of  makingchimself understood by the deaf  man rested his eyes resignedly on the  long line of drivers swaying and tossing  in' front, until their bobbing heads were  lost in the dust and gloom of the advance. He noticed languidly the parallel battery sharing the road with his  own and the shadowy lines of infantry  marching, rapidly in the'fields at either  side, with a soothing, rhythmical clatter of loose equipments, their bayonets  catching an occasional glint of moonlight. H e was sw*ept .along in {he irresistible swirl of ��������� the current, for the  sky itself seemed to be retreating with  the defeated army. The  clouds, flying before  were chasing each other in ragged, de  risive battalions above  columns, as   if  .scurrying  the light wind,  the   hunting  they were 'racing with  the  jaded  r^en  or  fleeing in affright  signed  from the ghastly scenes ��������� on  tho  great  battlefield.  MIe felt no pain from his,wound, but  a great weariness came over him.  As they passed over the brow of & hill  he saw a dark mass of figures in the  neighboring field, interi&ingling like  objects in a swirling eddy, crowded to  'one side by the strong flowing current.  Then he saw the dark lines of teams  streaking the slope beyond and knew  that the shadowy men were "planting  guns to cover the retreat.  The big deaf man was lumbering  heavily at his side with one hand on  the horse's bridle. The drivers were  swaying iu thoir saddles and nodding  strangely over the creaking collars. A  bowing cap camo in conflict with the  neck of a horse and fell off into the  road. The drowsy heat, the rumble of  the carriages and the tramp of many  feet had their effect on the wounded  man, who was no longer conscious of  the stifling dust or of the rank smell of  the damp fields mingled with the salty  odor of the galled teams. He was not  disturbed by the occasional halts, when  the men slid down to the ground and  slept with their heads on the saddles, or  by the extra scrambling and clatter of  hoofs when a general and staff with  headquarters flags and cavalry escort  hurried by to the front.  It may be that  he was   dreaming   of  A  AND' SUG8ESTI0NS FOR 'ACQUIRING HEALTH AND'  Almost all the suffering that woman  endures can be traced tu U*-s irregularities of the delicate au-T sensitive feminine organism, which is intinntely  connected wilh every r-su t of (he sys  tern. If the monthly flow'is not perfectly healthy it shows itself by pains  and aches in the limbs and back, distressing, bearing-down feelings,blotches  on the face, neck and arms, headaches,  and tired, despondent feelings.  A healthy woman is never irregular  She escapes the suffering at the monthly  periods, and is ' not exhausted by this  natural action. The symptoms mentioned above, and which so many women;, endure, tell of exhausted nerves.  When the nerves are weak the whole  system suffers the strain of the monthly  action, which should be easy and natu:  ral. Set the nerves right and the^pains  and aches will disappear, There will  be no more irregtrifarfties when the  whole body is under the control of  healthy nerves.  The most successful restorajj&p-*,, that  science has ever devispd for exhausted  nerves is Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, and  it has proven so wonderfully beneficial  fo women that it is now considered  specific for ailments peculiar to  women.  Besides restoring and revitalizing the  nerves Dr. Chase's Nerve Food makes  new, red corpuscles in the blood. With  the blood thus pure and rich women  scarcely notice the effect of the monthly action which is at other times so  weakening.  Under this treatment the form  rounds out/ pale cheeks become plump  and rosy, and there is new vitality and  elasticity in every movement.  Health makes woman beautiful and  attractive. Health can only come to  suffering women when the nerves are  perfectly restored. Dr. Chase's Nerve  Food restores the nerves, enriches the  blood, and makes woman healthy,  beautiful and happy. 50 cents a box,  at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates &  Co., Toronto.  He would have fallen hut for the strong  arm of Spence.  warm, and he pulled at   the limp arm,  at the same time calling the sleeper by  name.  Henry Price groaned and opened his  eyes on to the brow of the hill over  which they had come. Its black rim cut  sharply against the sky, which was beginning to clear.  "Who are you that disturbs me?" he  asked'. He*was evidently in some doubt  as to which world he was resuming  consciousness in. '  "Wake up, Henry, " replied the deaf  man, who was vaguely conscious that  his comrade had spoken. "I'll put you  on the 'horse and we'll fetch up with  the battery by mornin. "  The sound of voices on the bank of  the stream  arrested tho steps of  a tall  soldier  road.  who  was  hurrying  along   the  To be continued.  .   "My father says you  belong to the  masses."  "An  my pap says youse belongs ter  de asses."���������New York Journal.  Jim and  that his vision  had  brought  him to the death scene, when he lurched  and wouM have fallen but for the strong  arm  of Spence, which put him  back  into the  saddle  and remained with  a  precautionary curve around his back.   ���������  The deaf man muttered an  oath at  his   own   drowsiness.    He   had    been  munching hard bread at the moment to  keep himself awake.  When the column  halted, they were close to a little stream  where  tho  road  dipped  between  two  hills.   The smell of the water reminded  Spenco that he was thirsty, and he led  the horse up the bed ofrthe rivulet until  they were'out  of  the  crowd, with  the intention of  taking  a drink.    Instead of doing so, he sat  down   on the  ground and was  overcome  in  a twinkling by the'demon of sleep ho had been  fighting so  long.    The  horse put1'down  his  head and drank through  his  gurgling bits and then betook  himself  to  cropping  the  grass  which  grow  conveniently-at a level with bis shoulder.  In good time Henry Price, unsupported, toppled over on the side toward  the bank, but with the instinct of a soldier who had slept in the saddle before  he clasped tho horse about the neck and  let himself easily to tho ground. To  breathoouthig life undisturbed was the  ono boon he had craved from his deaf  keeper, who now muttered in his sleep  moro oblivious than ever. It was not so  painfuJL to-be- shot or so dreadful to die  as he had believed, and with this grateful thought which he half shaped into a  prayer ' of thanksgiving Henry Price  lapsed into unconsciousness..  The drowsy columns moved on, lurching and dozing through the close August night, trampling the dust of the  road with blistered feet and beating  parallel paths in the fields. As tho hours  passed the flying clouds thickened into  a blackness that obscured the moon, and  then came the warm rain to make the  march and the steaming clothing of the  soldiers heavier than ever.  Tho two men by the rivulet were not  disturbed by the. rain,'until the horse  gave a tug at the. bridle, which woke  the deaf man, who sat up and shook  himself. He remembered that his cqm:  rade was wounded.. Pie feared that he  was dead.* There was no longer any  moving infantry in the fields, and on  -the road only a few spectral figures  drifting across a break in the clouds and  further discernible in the darkness by  swathings of white.  L W  "Great heads," muttered the deaf  mam "Theni fellers ain't givin up like  Henry an layin out on the damp ground  to catch cold a purpose.''  He crept over to the body under the  tree and groped about in a scared way  for a hand. The hand was encouragingly  MEN, OF  MARK.  Andrew Carnegie's latest gift is one of  $.">0,000 to Stevens institute. Ilohokeu.  N. J., for a new engineering laboratory.  Beal Green of Kansas City, who has  just died, helped to clear the trees a way  from what is now Main street. 4S years  ago. '    '���������  Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania is one  of the best marks men in Philadelphia,  lie can write his name oa a target with  his rifle.  Sir Arthur Sullivan generally composes  an opera score in two month--., and his  profit on the first year alone is generally  $."),UU0. _ .  Senator George F. Hoar writes what  is probably the most illegible hand iii the  senate! He consequently uses a stenographer for nearly all his work.  The Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale  preached his last sermon as active pastor  of the South Church of Boston on Sunday, June 2">. and will become pastor  emeritus on Oct. 1.  When Senator Ross of Vermont began  to practice law. he had so few hooks that  Im? arranged to take care of the library of  a local judge in order to have the use of  that collection.  The Rev. A.' L. Williams of Chicago,  the coadjutor bishop elect of the Episcopal diocese of Nebraska, will be consecrated in the cathedral at Omaha on  Sept. 20. He will probably live in Lincoln.  De Witt C. Cregier, ex-mayor of Chicago, came to that city in lS������>o and was  offered the nomination for mayor. ,"Of  a city of 00.000 V" ho replied. "Wait 2~>  years and ask .me then." He was elected  just a quarter of a century later.  Marcus Daly.* tho copper,king of Montana, is said to be the anonymous donor  of $ 10,000 to the University of Chicago.  L. Z. Loiter has denied that he was tin-  person and added tliat he knew Mr. Daly  had always taken a deep interest in the  institution.  The German philosopher Nietzsche,  who is now ,in an insane asylum, never  was noted for his modesty, in one of his  hooks he wrote: "I ain ��������� that predestined  man who stamps the value of things for,  thousands 'of yearsv I, might become the  buddha of Europe."  John Arbnckle. the millionaire coffee  king, will not remain iii a place,in which  the temperature is a degree higher or  lower than his theory thinks hygienic.  Every room in his house and place of  business is furnished with a thermometer, which he inspects hourly.  Representative. G. H.- White of North  Carolina is perhaps the best authority  on the history of dueling in America. o"f  which lie has made a close study since  the subject became his fad many years  ago. Mr. White hinaself. though merely  for sport, is an expert with a' foil.  ���������^Richard Brownlow. known as the Lancashire hermit, has just "died -near i-Jol-  ton. England. He .began life as a lawyer,  hut was atilicted with a disease that disfigured his face, compelling Lim to'wear  a mask. lie built himself a fine country  house on top of a hill at I-Iorwich and  lived in it for 50 years, never leaving his  grounds except at  night.  A Prisoner's Release.  A Bright Youth of "Eighteen Suffered so  UatUy from Asthma and. IJroncliitis '  that he -was Forced to Eemaiu in an  Air-tight Room for Months at a  Time. Dr. Clarke's Kola Compound  Cured.  Mr. L. O. Lemienes, C. P.  R. Engineer, ;'i5f*  Alexander Stroet, Winnipeg, writes:���������'--My son,  who is just eighteen years of age. has been a  terrible sufferer fiom asthma and  bronchitis  during eight years.   I have spent hundreds of  dollars with doctors and many remedies, but he  became worse each year.    Many timed he bo-  came so weak and tlie. attacks so severe, that  we though*- each would be his last.   For months  at a time lie has been coiline'l to the house in  an air-tight room, and continually trpnted with  mustard plasters and poultices to keep him  from clicking.   About the' first of September'  we heard of Clarke's Kola Compound, and purchased in all seven bortles.     While taking the  first four tho change was very slight, but shortly  after taking tlie filth he gradually became .better, and could soon go out any any. mid since  comploiing the treatment lias been completely  cured,   lie goes out in  the severest Manitoba  weather and oxnoses himself to severe tests,  and t lie attacks have not roturncd.   11 certainly has beon a blessing to him, and I feel it, niv ,  duty to highly recommend it to any person  troubled with this disease."   ���������  Clarke's Kola Compound is tlie only permanent curo.for asthma jet discovered,' and. it has  cured over tOO cases in Canada alone. Sold bv  all drugbists.- Sample sent to anv address.  Enclose 5 cent stamp. Address' ihe Gri'Tl>lis &  Mncpherson Co., 121 Church Street, Teronto.  *     PERT PERSONALS.  Young Mr. Vanderbilt will know better than to attempt to run an electric  carriage two ways at once in the future.  ���������Hartford Times.  '  A pitched battle between Ilobson and  the kissing bug would not be the-most  uninteresting sight "one could witness.���������  Baltimore American. ' (  ,  ,It is announced that Dewey will'.arrive-  much earlier, than was expected1.- .That is  exactly the way he did when sailing for'  Manila.���������Kansas City Times. "  '  ��������� If Kansas sends John .F.' Ingalls to congress, the country will at least have "the  assurance  that  The  Congressional   Record' will contain an occasional epigram.���������.  Washington Star.  The Count de Castellane is- reported to  have publicly rebuked the gambler Prince  of Monaco for assuming to be a-proper "  person to'minglc in French politics.    Ev- ���������  idently" the   game   was    not'   going  the  count's way at. his last visit.���������Exchange.  Mrs. John Monell of Ncwburg. N.4 Y.,  put two burglars to flight after tripping  them over rocking chairs. The lady, is  entitled to the gratitude of'lhe nationfor  the discovery of the only sensible use to-  which 'rocking chairs can be put.���������St..,.  Lou Is-* Star. <. ,    ���������'<  MINARD'S LINIMENT is nsed By Physicians,  TOWN  TOPICS.  PERT AND  IMPERTINENT.  Rudyard Kipling seems to be the poet  litigant.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  King Alfonso lafteivsolling his islands)  ��������� I wish to thunder my ancestors hadn't'  tacked that XIII on to me.���������Loudon  Judy.  President McKinley has now been given almost every degree in the dictionary  except veterinary surgeon.���������Pittsburg  News.  Dick Croker is collecting a great many  more haul luck stories than sovereigns on  JOns-lisli race tracks this year.���������St. Louis  Chronicle.  Although the father of Fitzsimmons  was not a preacher. Fit"7, himself now enjoys the reputation of being an ex-pounder.���������St. Louis Star.  Tlie United States is Patti's Klondike.  She knows where to come when she  yearns for pin money, and another "farewell" is promised.���������St. Louis Chronicle.  Peace shows Admiral Dewey's real  boldness. Lie absolutely and iirmly refuses to be killed by kindness. And to  run away from a friend's admiring banquet takes more genuine courage than to  face a foe's lire.���������Baltimore American.  Kansas City wants- owl 'street ears,  Democratic harmony and . cheap cabsl���������  Kansas City Star.'1 ^ .    -���������     *.     -V   ���������:., .'-'���������  It   took   a-Cleveland   woman,-but   two  minutes  to  get  a  divorce.    That  comes,  pretty   close, to   the ( Chicago1 '���������.���������ecord.���������  Cleveland Leader. .  A can of liquid 'air has boon -sent to  Chicago from New York. What Chicago  wants is several cans of liquid river.���������  St.   Paul   Herald.' ,    -  The people of Cleveland ought to be  happy. They have settled their street  railroad, strike and iost their baseball  (cam.���������Chicago Times-13 era Id.  A textbook has been cast out of the  I'oston public schools because it contains  :i picture of Cupid with no clothes on  but his wings. ��������� A RoMon Cupid must  wear a dress suit if he expects to be received in the best society.���������Indianapolis'  Journal.  i will heal iresli or old wounds in  man or boast.   It lias no equal  Rcnsstirc'l.  1 J. Shaker���������Tell you what, I'm nervous  today. I'm to call on Miss Lovilipz tonight to get her linal answer.  T.   Baker���������You   needn't  be  afraid.     I  saw hor at the stationer's yesterday. She  left  an  order  for  visiting  card's  in" the*'  name of ''Mrs. J. Shaker/"���������Philadelphia  Record.  TRUST THRUSTS.  If you don't approve of the whisky  trust, boycott it.���������Sioux City Joip-nal.  Who shall pen the iniquities.of thVink  trust?    Who shall blot if from existenceV  ��������� St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The commercial travelers, .of whom  there are.-300,000 in the United States,  are trying to engineer' a grip on the  I rust s.-St.   Louis ("lobe-Demo.-::a.  With both Delaware and New Jersey  doing a lucrative spot cash trade in ihe  formation of trusts; the only banks between them will not he those of the river.  ��������� Philadelphia Times.  ��������� Many of the 'governments now doing  business on earth are.merely giant trusts.  In their efforts to boycott other nalious.  to nionopoik'.e trade, to take the earth,  they are. after both method and purpose,  giant trusts operating under laws of their  own making.���������Galveston. News.  If you put two men in the same bedroom, one of whom has the toothache  and the other is in love, you will find  ll<nt the person who has-the toothache  Wwl go to sleep first.���������Tit-Bits.  HIS WHISKERS.  hair  What Oom Paul really needs is a  cut and a shave.���������Quincy Herald.  President Kruger is not much for pretty, but he is strong ou bluff.���������Cincinnati  Enquirer. -  Oom Paul is a wise old man. He says  in times" like these you can't tell what ia  going to happen.���������Kansas City Times.'.  On the theory that the Britons will  fight only with threats. Oom Paul has got  'em licked to a standstill before a shot  has been tired.���������Detroit Journal. ���������.  . It isn't strange that uncouth old Oom  Paul Kruger should look like a Jack the  Giant Killer ogre, considering, how eager  he is to smell the blood of an Englishman.���������St. Louis Uepublie.  A BRAVE WOMAN.  How a Drunken Husband Was Made a  Sober Man by a Dclcrmined Wife.  , A PATH3TIO LETT3R.  She writes:���������"I had for a long time been  thinking of trying the Samaria Proscription, treatment" oa iny husband for his  drinking habit; -, but I was afraid he would,  discover that I was giving him medicine,  and Che thought unnerved me. I hesitated,  for nearly a week, but; one day when he  came home very much intoxicated and  his week's salary nearly all spent, I threw  off all fear and determined to make an  effort to save our home from tho ruin I  saw coming, at all hazards. I sent for  your Samaria Prescription and put it in  his coffeo as directed next morning and  watched and prayed for the result. At  noon I gave him more and also at supper.  He never suspected a thing, and I then  boldly kept right on giving iu regularly,aa  I had discovered something that set every  hervein my body tingling with hope aiid  happiness, and I could see a bright future  spread out before mj-a peaceful, happy  home, a share in the good things of life, an  attentive, loving husband, comforts, and  everything else dear to a woman's heart,  for my husband had told me that whiskey  was rile stuff and he was taking a dislike  to it. It was only too true, for before I  had given him the full course he had stopped drinking altogether, bub I kept giving  the medicine till it was gone, and then sent  for another lot to have oh hand if he should  relapse, as he had done from his promises  before. He never has, and I am writing  you this letter to tell you how thankful I  am. I honestly believe it will cure the  worst cases."  A pamphlet in plain, sealed envelope,  sent free, giving testimonials nd full information, with directions how to take or  administer Samaria Prescription. Correspondence considered sacredly confidential. Address The Simaria Remedy Co.,  Jordan street, Toronto, Ont. CO  I)  R TWT  .inn  A Miner Goes Oyer the Precipice  Into Death' Valley.  WEIRD PANORAMA OF A BUSY LIFE  Clutching Wildly For Cactus' and  Rocks on a Barren Slope���������"It Must  Be Providence That Watches Over  Prospectors."  J. P. King, who owns a mine close to  Lentil valley, in the great Panamiut  range, came very near losing his life  while on a prospecting tour lately.  King is a typical California miner,  says the San Francisco Call, and  does not seem much the worse / for  his experience. " But he admits that  his nerves are pretty well shaken; and he affirms most solemnly that he  would not go through tho same thing  again for all, the wealth of Guzorat or  Golconda.  "One blazing hot day," says King. "I  left my camp in Pleasant canyon, where  the big ledges are to be found.  "After climbing the back of that immense ridge which leads by a series of  broken dikes and rugged ascents almost  to the foot of Telescope peak, that giant  OVER THE PP.KCIPICK INTO DEATH VALLKY.  sentinel of the range which towers for  nearly 11,000 feet into the burning sky  of the desert, my eye lit upon some well  defined outcroppings of quartz. This  seemed a likely spot at which to commence my prospecting, and hobbling my  burro and taking my prospecting pick I  began .slowly to traverse the course of  the vein as it was defined by the crop-  pings. As I descended toward the Death  valley slope of the n'dge the vein showed  still more strongly, and, intensely interested. I failed to notice that theground  over which T was slowly picking my way  grew more .and mote precipitous.  "Suddenly, as I rounded a rocky escarpment, the awful panorama of Death  valley unfolded itself to my view. I had  never contemplated this scene without a  certain feeling of awe, and I now stood  *   motionless before the vast spectacle.  "Seven thousand feet below me lay  the valley, hideous, repulsive, appalling  in its vista of desolation, its course defined by apparently endless upheavals of  volcanic origin, while borne on the wings  of an approaching storm an enormous  cloud was sweeping towatd me at least  half a mile below. From the center of  this cloud flashed incessant lightnings,  and the reverberations of the ��������� accompanying thunder, echoing from rock to  rock,'completed this picture of a veritable inferno.' ..-������������������..  "I can't toll you just how it happened,  but something moved under my feet as 1  stood watching the.storm, and before, I  could help myself I was slipping down,  .down, with a rapidity that took away  my breath/toward the sheer edge of the  precipice.  "As  I  slid,  however,   I  retained  sufficient presence of mind to "clutch at everything which  might impede my  progress,  but there was not much on that barren  slope.    The next few seconds were terrible.   I knew that if nothing stopped me  I was lost.    It was while I  was sliding  these few last feet that the phenomenon  so often  experienced  by men w*ho have  been suddenly put in extraordinarily perilous positions occurred in my own case.  In a single instant it seemed  as if the  whole panorama of a busy life, extending  over 47 years, was flashed before me.    1  passed  in  one  moment  from  my  childhood's home in Connecticut to the awful  realization of present peril.    Then there  was a sudden shock.    I was brought up  by something that struck  me under the  left arm, and I opened my eyes slowly, to  find myself in a peculiar position.  "I was lying on my back at an angle of  about 85 degrees, my feet resting against  one of those yellow, cone shaped cacti,  which take such deep root in the soil.  My left arm was clutching a projecting  rock, which jutted to a length of about  18 inches from the face of the precipice.  Neither of these would of itself have arrested my fall. Unchecked by my spasmodic but wholly unconscious seizure of  the rock as I swept past it, on the one  hand I must have plunged through the  cactus against which my feet now rested.  On the other hand, if my feet had not  struck the cactus my hold would have  been torn from the rock, which in its  turn partly supported me. ,  "I was saved! This was my first reflection. Saved! Yes, but for a lingering  and cruel fate.  "I was miles fiom a human habitation. Accustomed to be gone from camp  for a week or more at a time, my partner would not be at all alarmed at my  absence. Besides, how long could I retain my present position? Already my  left arm was stiffened and cramped by  holding on to the rock, for I was afraid  to trust all my weight on the cactus.  "Just then a shadow passed between  me and the sun. I looked up. An enormous  vulture  wlis floating a few score  feet above me. I felt my >, nerves gradually breaking down as the utter'hopelessness of escape forced itself upon me.  "All this time I had not noticed that  I still grasped in my right hand the small  prospector's pick with which I had started outv I still held it in a convulsive  clutch. It was this which finally saved  me.  "As I say, I had utterly lost my nerve.  I dared not glance downward. There was  a dreadful attraction about that awful  abyss which I instinctively felt would  drag me .to destruction. A voice seemed  to whisper: 'Why prolong this torture?  Let go your hold. . It will soon be over.'  "1 reviewed every action of my past  life. Severed from all hope of earthly  aid, I turned my thoughts to heaven. I  have no distinct recollection how long  this continued, but the sun went down,  and the'stars came out, and I fell into a  kind of trance. Soon the moon, peering  over the mountains, penetrated into the  valley and cast the shadow of the great  peaks in fartastic stieaks miles in length,  so that in my weakened state I fancied  giants were advancing over the floor of  some vast, sanded parlor.  "Hours passed. A frightful thirst had  assaiied me, exposed as I had been all  day to the burning rays of the sun, and  I now felt my tongue swollen to such an  extent that it seemed to fill my mouth. I  could not summon a particle of moisture  to my cracked lips.  "The night passed thus.- When day  dawned, I still held the pick, and my  nerves had somewhat recovered their normal condition. It was then that 1 contemplated, for the first time, the possibility of cutting steps up the almost precipitous face of the mountain.  1 "How did I set about it? I struck the  pick by a backward blow of my right  arm into the earth, relieving myself of  its weight'and at the same time freeing  my right hand.' I then slowly turned  over on my face and, supporting myself  by the" cactus, caught' hold of the rock  with my right hand,in this reversed position.  , "I then raised my head and took a survey of the situation. I should say here  that the fact that my face" was turned  from the depths below me toward the  mountain did much to restore my nerve  and give me confidence in my' undertaking.   Then I cut my first step.  "It was early dawn when, I began. It  was nearly dark when I finished the one  hundred - and thirty-second step, and, I  nearly exhausted, crawled past the^spot  where I had commenced to slip. A few  rods away my burro was contentedly  munching at a sagebush.' I staggered to  my'canteen and drank until nearly choked. Then I flung myself down and slept.  "I guess there's a Providdence that  watches over prospectors. Somehow I've  come to believe it."   .  CAUGHT UNDER THE SEA  H.0V7 a Daring  Diver Narrowly  ������ Escaped Death.  "OULED   WITH  A   LOST TORPEDO.  Or.igged For Hours Head Downward  fn Utter Helplessness���������Weird Contest Between Death and Time Caused T>y a Leaky Dress.  In all the fact and fiction written of  the submarine diver there is nothing more  thrilling than the veracious and plainly  told story.of an adventure which befell  Seaman Diver Young of the British battleship Hood in Suda,bay, off the island  of Ciete.  A practice torpedo launched from the  battleship had. through a disarrangement  of its mechanism, plunged straight downward and buried nearly half its length in  the sticky mud 7S feet below the surface  of the bay. A practice or "baby"' torpedo costs about $2,000, and efforts to recover the lost one were at once put under  way.   -  Diver Young had donned a brand new  dress for the occasion.   He went over the  ,j  *~K.   'X:-  OCEAN  GAMBLING.  on  Crooks   Who   Work   the   Unwary  Atlantic Liners.  The Atlantic liners suffer much at the  hands of professional gamblers, who  cross the ocean more than a dozen times  in a year, living in the lap of luxury, for  no other purpose than to fleece the gullible people among the better class passengers.  One of the most successful Atlantic  "crooks" was a man who served a number of terms of imprisonment and used  so many aliases that no one knows precisely what was his real name. His success was due to his marvelous skill in secretly marking the cards with his nails,  which he did so quickly and cleverly that  once a pack had passed through his  hands he could almost invariably identify the cards by his acute sense of touch.  His occasional failures were resultant  of the suspicions aroused by his wonderful luck rather than by any weak points  in his methods, and no one ever satisfactorily decided how he manipulated the  cards to such personal advantage until  ono day. when intoxicated, he disclosed  some of'his secrets. During one Atlantic  trip he fleeced three young men of an.ag-.  gregate sum of nearly $25,000. and on  another occasion, when posing as,a British army officer,, he succeeded, without  arousing any suspicion, in cheating one  of our congressmen of a considerably  larger sum.  One dilliculty whwdi the single handed  sharper has occasionally to face is the  presence on board of a rival sharper  whom he did not recognize or suspect,  and this generally means bad times for  both, and sometimes great amusement  to those passengers who care to watch  the card play.  The Trouble.  Hicks���������Why is it yon are eo hard on  Wellington? He never did you,a bad  turn or ever spoke ill of you.  Wicks���������I know that, but the fact is  the first time I saw Wellington I  thought he was somebody out of the ordinary, and I was as polite to him as I  knew how to be. I never shall be able  to forgive him for that mistake.���������Boston Transcript.  He Knew the Lawyer.  "Your honor," said the attorney,  "this man's insanity takes the form oi  a belief that every one wants to rob  hirn He won't even allow me. his  couTisel.to approach hiin."  "Maybe he's not so crazy, after all,'  tnormured the court in a judicial whisper.���������Philadelphia North American.  YOUNG REALIZES THAT UK IS AFOUL.  side oi the small boat, his weights weie  put on o\er his shoulders, the cranks of  the air pumps began to revolve and with  the signal. "All right." given by two  p.its on the top ol his helmet, John  Voting gently sank beneath the waves,  easing himself down his shot rope as he  went.  It would appoar. says the Cincinnati  Enquirer, that in Stida bay there must  have been a submarine current, probably  only very, slight, but nevertheless sufficiently strong when Young descended lo  turn him gradually, but completely,  around, so that ere he touched the bottom he had unknowingly already got his  lile !;:!(��������� and air pipe toul.  Utterly unaware of this aud finding the  torpedo immediately. Young ga\e the  signal���������a pull on his life line���������which had  already been agreed upon, and which  meant that he was ready for the five inch  hawser to be lowered to him.  This was done, and, catching hold of  the end of the hawser, he groped his way  to the torpedo, wading through the heavy  bottom mud. which was nearly up to his  knees. Making the hawser fast to the  tail of the torpedo, he must have moved  completely around the submerged weapon  from left to right, thus making another  foul.  The hawser being made fast. Young  now started to ascend up the shot rope,  quite unaware that he had made a hitch  around both it and the torpedo with both  his air pipe and breast line.  By this time Young must have come to  the conclusion that he was fouled, for he  hail ascended a short distance and then  found he could not move. Therefore, like  ri wise man. he .'went-down, again and  tried to find out where the trouble was.  but owing to its being pitch dark where  he was it is not to be wondered at that  he failed to do so.  Almost despairing of being able to free  himself and dreading to resort to the last  resource (that of cutting himself clear  with' his knife), lest he should get foul  again While going up, the unfortunate  man gave four pulls on his air pipe. This  is the most urgent signal that a diver can  send to his friends above. It means "Pull  me up at once by my life line."  At first the operators hesitated to act  on this; but on the urgent repetition of  the signal the order was given on the  launch to haul in.the life line. But on  commencing to do this the operators  found it was impossible to bring up more  than a fathom of the line. Worse still,  the only result of this operation was to  turn Young completely upside down! The  very first pull on the lino, entangled as  it was around the torpedo, must have  done this.  Now. once a diver loses his perpendicular and gets horizontal the air gets into  the legs of his dress, up they go, and  then nothing that he can do will, ever  bring them down again. He is a mere  helpless wind bag, quit*1 incapable of reversing himself. This is precisely what  must have happened to Young. The loop  of his life line round the torpedo pulled  him on to his chest, the hapless man's  legs immediately  went  up,  buoyed  with  air. and so he remained, bumping about  on his head in total darkness. 7S feet at  the bottom of the sea. Of course those  above could not tell what had happened.  Unable to brim: the diver up and getting  no ni(������e signals from him, a 50 candle  power electric submarine lamp was lowered down to him at 7:30 p. m. To this  was attached a slate and pencil, so that  the helpless man could write on the slate  and infoim those above precisely what  hit> dilemma was. .  After his rescue Young said he remembered seeing the light, but he never had  any recollection of the slate." All this-  tinie he was floating at the bottom of the  sea. heels uppermost, the monotony being varied by his occasional thumping his  head into the mud. During the next  hour all other expedients to coiiimunicate  with him were tried, but all proved  equally fruitless, and now another grave  danger entered upon the extraordinary  scene. The cylinders of the air pump,  which had been working continuously for  some eight hours, showed signs of overwork and were lapidly getting red hot.  In this case they would have to be stopped altogether. However, luckily there  was a plentiful supply of ice on board  the Hood, and, hy packing this continually around the pump 'it was kept cool  enough to work.  AYhile<these operations'were going on  her majesty's sloop Dolphin hove in sight  auc������ joined her huge consort in Suda bay.  A signal was at once made to her from  the flagship to send immediately a boat  wilh diver and apparatus. The Dolphin's  boat brought at once a 'couple of divers  and a one man pump. One of the divers  went down as quickly as possible in  search of Y(oung, but he was a new hand  at the work and speedily returned to the  surface, having failed to see any one or  anything.       '  At '.) p. in. all lines attached to YToung,  which had previously been kept, taut, as  well as the hawser which he had fastened  to tho torpedo, and the shot line���������all  ' were simultaneously eased. The result  of this was that the unfortunate man |  to the torpedo aud the shot line���������all f  was still head downward. At 9:45 p. m.  the second diver from the Dolphin de-  ���������scended, and by the aid of the electric  light he found Young bobbing about in  a perfectly helpless condition. He shook  the luckless diver by the hand and tried  in other ways to'attract his attention.  Getting no response to bis efforts,' he  came up and reported Young quite dead.  The unfortunate man was now actually  sighted from the launch, legs up rind  head down, about 2-1 feet below the surface of the translucent'water. There re-f  mained only one thing to be done���������name/  ly. to pull up the torpedo by main force  by means of the hawser attached to it. It  was a desperate and last resource.  When all was in readiness, the signal  was given, "Full steam ahead." This  was done twice, each time in a different  direction, but without any apparent result. The torpedo, firmly wedged in the  clay, would, not budge. Then again once  more���������this time a spurt at right angles to  previous pulls and at full speed. Again  "SO brawny arms in the launch "heaved  and hauled with a will, the steam pin  nace panted and puffed, her screw beating the calm waters into a milky foam.  Both boats were at a standstill, quivering with the immense strain put upon  them from stern to bow.  Then suddenly and without any apparent warning, the torpedo having given  way at last, the helpless diver came  shooting out of the water feet foremost  with an impetus that almost landed him  into the arms of the crew of the launch.  The lost toipedo came alongside almost  at the same moment.  The shot line was found twisted round  Your.g's right arm, and the limb was ap  parently broken. The face plate was  quickly removed fiom the poor fellow's  helmet,  which  was found three-quarters  test:  "Don't  cut the  dress.    It's a  new  one."  An immense cheer rent the air and was  quickly taken up on board the warship.  The whole vicinity was filled with, the  joyous sound which told of the diver's  marvelous survival. '  Beyond the fact that his arm was severely  contused  and (painful   Young appeared to be none the worse at the time,  and. after a good night's rest, he was going about  his duties  as usual  the  next  day.    When it is considered that he was  under'the "water, 78 feet deep, for over'  five hours in total darkness, most'of "the,  time upside down and hopelessly entail-/'  gled  with two ropes and the torpedo, it>  can   safely   be  said   that his  experience-  was unique, and in all the records of diving his escape may be taken as the most  wonderful known. 7 '    ,  7 >7  Bad Results.  "Henry, you said before we were/mar- V  tied that you would never let me do any > :l  cooking." '       '   7 7*-   *i f':  "Yes: and now I wish I had said that  you   needn't   even   try." ��������� Detroit   Free ^  "Press. - ',    ���������' -J'  Nantical Evolution. ;' '���������*''-. 7-  \ "I believe." said Uncle Allen Spares,',',' -  "it is customaiy to call a common Jack ,-/'  Tar a seaman. But when he gets to'jie!''-!  an admiral it's the fashion to speak of ," :  him as a sea dog."���������Chicago Tribute.;-, .  "���������'  ,   . -���������*''��������� 0  , -* * { ������  A iff  Horrors of Chinese Slavery.   , t  ������' f  Vancouver advices sp������ak of the sale of 7^  two Chinese'girls into slavery by'their/fa"-"s ^  ther at Quesvclle.  A pioneer of tlie'Carf-7^'|?  bou district is reported as sayihg'tliat in "--'"j  his   experience   this   has   occurred   mp,re^H  than once, for girls'have been brpughV all7*fev'  the way from China to be slaves'of bacli-'^H^I  elor Chinese.' who live by mining or fish- ^-������f  ing in the interior.    He says thafas high 7^K\  as  $500   has   been   paid,, and -then*,theC:^,|  full of water. The new dress had evidently leaked 'slightly, and all the while  that Young had beeu bumping about on  his head the sea had been slowly oozing  through and accumulating in his helmet.  It had leached his eyebrows when he  shot violently to the surface. Another  quarter of an hour and his mouth and  nostrils would have been covered.  The shot rope was cut away. Every  soul in the boat thought that the man  had been dead some hours. They were  beginning to cut away the sleeve of the  india rubber dress so as to free his arm  when suddenly and to the utter amazement of all piosent the 03 es of the sup  SHIPPING A CHINESE SLAVE GIRL AS FREIGHT.'  girls were only 13 or 14 years old. .,Qn'  one occasion a Chinese girl was sent to  Caribou crated as freight. ��������� At the end of :  the trip s"he was so'exhausted that she  became hysterical  and  was thus discov--  ered.    The authorities say that this kind  of traffic has been going on in an underhand   way   too   long,   and   people   in   the  community in which cthe outrage was perpetrated threaten to deal summarily with  the offenders.    The girls are bright children and are very adverse to returning  to their unnatural parent. r  ,  S'f  Tlie Doctor's Mark.  "I can't make out the last part of this  prescription," said the new drug clerk  with a puzzled expression. ,  "Never mind that." replied the proprietor. "That's only a private mark  of the doctor's to indicate the financial  stauding of the patient, so that I can  know how much to charge him for tlie  medicine."  Ornithological. 1  "Why, so very late, George?"  "Eas'ly 'splained. m' dear. Th' love  of na-nature retained ra-me. I was  lookin for th' firs' robin of sp-spring."  "Are you sure it was a robin,  George?"  "Course; I'm sure."  "Wasn't vit several swallows?"���������  Cleveland Plaiu Dealer.    :  Pleased to Oblisre.  Mistress (to cook)���������Your name, Mary,  and my daughter's being the same,  makes matters somewhat confusing.  Now, how do you like, say, the name  of Bridget? -  Cook���������Shure. mum. it's not me that's  particular. I'm willing to call the  young lady anything , you like.���������Tit-  Bits.  A  Woman's Work.  "I am simply exhausted." complained  a New York woman not long'ago- "I  have quite overworked myself and must  positively take a rest."  "Why, what has a butterfly like you  to do?" queried ber husband skeptically.  "Oh, Jack ivt'iy reproachfully), you do  not realize how much 1 do. Take. yesterday, for instance. I tried on 21 dresses before I could find the one I wanted.  Now, if that is not enough to tire one  out, I should like to Know what is. Y<u  men have no conception of what a'woman's work really is."  YOUNG WAS APPAKENTLY DEAD.  posed dead man opened and a  very sepulchral voice murmured in a feeble pro-  According* to Their  Understanding;.  The Maid���������1 found a four leaved  clover this morning. - There is an old  saying that the finder will be married  within a year.  The Bachelor���������Indeed! I was under  the impression that the finding of a  four leaved clover was an omen of  good luck.-  am I J-L*' III -L-ll������ !���������'<������������������  ���������M-MMMMa  ^H������,L.,. ,.:.,..,.<   ��������� /nC-    i,I,a' .���������/^"gjgg  1       " W'^'Vi.'.". Ib H 11 J' -'"  THE    CUMBERLAND    NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  ~ Snbscribers    failing     to   receive     The  News regularly 'will confer a favor by notifying th������ office. *  'job Vbrk Stri6tly 0. O. D.  ���������foftneient Ads Cash in Advance.  'i.  Saturday;' "oct., 7th,  1899.  The trouble with  the Herald is that he  i   >      \ ���������     '���������  case of swelled head.  the editor of  has a bad  It is not ne  cessary to read much of   his   effusions to come to that conclusion.  t \u<.'  i*  jL 6������������������   Alexandria Mine re-opcncd last  Wednesday. Now, we would like  to know how men who aro working  at Alexandria could come up here  to work at the same time.  \      *. ���������������������������   J.. n   ', PoN*T the Union, miners feel bad  that they hadn't an opportunity to  contribute towards the expenses of  Mr^Smith'B trip back east, where  V'wentto tell all the clever things  e iie.fi done.  I  IN bis little ad published in the  ;ontieal : Witness, Mr. Ralph  Jniith informs the world that his  ��������� views' were too 'broad and humanitarian' to remain a Methodist preacher. H his theological 'views'  were as''brilliant as'nis political  ones (ex. the govt, should buy  Up atf mines), it is  no wonder the  church couldn't hold him.  c   ..cu, : owt'   The Herald informs us that it is  far more popular in this district  ;tnan the News. We can prove the  truth of that statement by reminding our readers how long the ������Her-  alct (late islander) vegetated in this  I. town "and that when the  rieart-rending decision fJx> remove  Nanaimo .was made, one' of our cit-  i'zens felt so badly that he, wouldn't let'the plant go till he got security for $.88.   The Herald seems to think cal-  , ling names will take the place -of  argument with the people of this  town. Here is part of , its choice  Vocabulary: 'Hogs,?*the E. & N.  1 'Liars;' the miners'of Union. 'The  Stench of such Practices,1 a particularly   'strong'   figure.       "It  has  to"- whatever1 the   News   says.  (This phrase is copied from the  Times. ' The Herald is so original.)  'False,' Whatever the News says.  An individual who boasts of  his. 'connection   with   journalism'  uses the' above.   .-.. ' It js surprising to see over how  much space some "people have to  spread^ words in order to get iri a  ,"������������������." stray idea of more or less brilliancy.  Take for instance the Herald of the  &9th ult. Therein we find over a  Column of printed matter headed  "the Octo'puV (that's a kind of fish,  typicaVof the Herald's fishy arguments) in which a desperate onslaught is made on the E. & N.,  the U. C. Co., the Union miners,  (whom we are informed -Dunsmuir  owns) and the News. Boiled down  the whole thing is an attempt to  show what a Utopian place Nanaimo is and''what philanthropic aims  inspire the New Vancouver Coal  Co. Of: course, all this is supposed  to ('nri'trast strongly with the state  of affairs in Ilnion.  '"Now, we''wish to--all tlie attention of all concerned to a fact of  which those* ^"0 knwWboth places  are well aw re. and ihat is that con  ditions in Union have in the pa-t  :lw\ arc still syhtoma'icaiiy   miw.  presented to the people of Nanaimo  and Wellington.     As proof of this,  we can state that a   Union   miner  who   is   now ' employing* Chinese  helpers wrote   some   time  ago   to-  Wellington to get white   men   up,  but failed  to do  so   because   they  had an idea that   they   could   not  make nearly as good wages here as  in the Nanaimo mines.     That this  ds not so we have only to  sayc that  the pay rolls of the   U. C. Co., how  many good miners right  here who  arc making from $3 to $5 and   upwards per day.   And another thing  is that the miners of Union aie not  in the least grateful for outside in-  terferance.       They   have   just   as  much common   sense as the men of  Nanaimo and  a   good   deal   more  than the Herald' and   its satellites  wish to give them credit for.   They  are making a living in   this   town  and they   do   not   propose   being  made cats-paws to be used   at   the  will and pleasure of R. Smith & Co,  That is just the   trouble with those  enterprising individuals.    The moment they see that they canno't run  things to suit their   own   ends   up  here, their' mouthpiece,   which   a  few short weeks ago  professed such  ardent, yearning love   for the miners of Union, turns around  and  a-  buses them with  all   the   graceful  language for   which the Herald  is  getting noted.    Liars, slaves,  cowards, etc.,   are   the   choice epithets  that polite and'elevated'-organ uses,  to designate the men  whose   crime  is that they wish to  manage   their  own affairs as suits them,   and decline to fight with   their employers  at the bidding of the   hirelings ( of  other companies.  is Reserved for  tevenson & Co,  Watch their ad next week.  ���������      CORRESPONDENCE.       :  Denman Island, Oct. 4th '99.  Editor News  I would like to know where the  Courtenay team comes in the tug-  c-f-war with the team,of the Warspite. All the boys that pulled  were from Hornby and Denman  Ids. except T. Williams from Point  Holmes.  T. H. Piercy.    o  (The report was published just  as sent in and if incorrect we are  glad to have the matter righted.  Ed. News.)  ���������    Cumberland, Sept. 28tb.  , Editor News -   '  Allow me to  make  a statement '  in your   paper  regarding  the last  miners'  meeting.    Your   report of  same was ' quite  correct  except regarding resolution passed the meeting before.    As  I was   present  at  both, lam in a position to tell you  that the miners  passed nothing to  exclude anybody so there would be  nothing to rescinde.    The committee were told at the first meeting to  have a talk with  the management  to find   out their attitude  on this  question.    That was all.  But now comes the Herald and  tells us (on 'reliable authority' as  he calls it.) that is wrong, lhat the  men were intimidated and threatened with discharge if they did not  take Chinamen in .Now, I amoniy a  plain miner and use plain talk, so  we wiil call the Herald and his  authority a liar. If he had common horse sense he would know  tliat the people here were-sick of  his blackmailing rag or would he  not have stayed here. A man's  brain must be very fertile when he  can turn the proceedings of a meeting up side down to suit his dirty  purpose. But, he and his backers  will find   the   miners   here  up to  snuff. - The plain . fact of the  matter is this: the men were told  that on account of scarcity of white  miners, (which anybody who likes  to take the .'trouble can find out  for himself at the pit head when  the men go down.) they better take  in Chinamen to load so as to get  the benefit So there was a motion  passed to take them in,, That is  all. I think if the Editor of the  Herald had made it stick the time  he tried to borrow money from a  U. C. official to start his paper here  he would have been loud in his  praise of owner and management  of this mine but he could not raise  the wind, so took what he could get  elsewhere. Now as this letter  stamps him what he is, a liar, you  are at liberty to give him my name  should he demand it.    I  am yours  truly,  Miner.  for   assistance.   As the transport,  flew the British flag, the authorities were able to interfere in the interest of humanity.  Now, if the case had been reversed, and if wounded British soldiers were coming home on a vessel  flying a United States nag���������but,  no, the supposition is ludicrous.  Great Britain doesn't neglect her  soldiers like that; she is great e-  nough to be humane. To fight  once under the, Union Jack is to  secure forever the protection and  assistance of the Government  which that flag represents.���������October "Canadian Magazine."  OUR  NEIGHBORS  DAY.  OF   TO-  The   people    of   Canada    have  known  for some time how shallow  is the public t mind of the  United  States.    When  these  loud talking  neighbors of ours began to gush over an Anglo-Saxon understanding,  the people of Canada smiled.    Now  that these same neighbors are trying to avoid arbitrating the disputed boundary between  Alaska and  c and ' Canada,  now  that they  are  murdering  the Filipinos  as fast at  they can,   now that they  have no  particular need  for Great Britain's  backing, they  are talking  of, Britain's brutality   towards the Boers.  But still we smile.    Great Britain  does not need advice from men who  slaughter negroes  at home and a-  broad as a  daily occupation.    We  do not underestimate the greatness  of the United States, nor the inherent wisdom of the power behind its  public actions; but neither do we  underestimate our claim to sit on  this part of the  Continent without  any   crowding,   nor  the   claim of  Great  Britain to   remain the  sole  arbiter of her own affairs.  When the United States authorities began to send its sick soldiers  home from Manilla, they crowded  1,200 men into a ship whichshould  have carried but 800. These overcrowded, illtreated white citizens  of the Republic had to ask the  British  authorities at  Hong Kong  ?eSgggggg&gSgSe2gge>������e������������is&  LOCAL   BRIEFS. . gj  Nearly, every house  in   town   is ,  taken.  Salmon are very plentiful around  Comox.  FOR, SALE CHEAP���������And on  easy Terms, a house and six acres  of land at Comox. Apply Jat this  office  ���������   H. M. S. Leander is   in   Comox  Harbor.  Good values for cash at Mrs. Os-  trander's.  Mr. L. P. Eckstein came up from  Vancouver, Friday, on a short visit.  New'," Millinery    arriving   every  week at Mrs Ostrander's.  Mr. Taylor of Oakland, Cal. was  up visiting the minesthis week.  Mr. S. Davis is having a fine stable put up near the Union Hotel.  LOST���������On Comox road a lady's  cape.    Please   return to this office.  Mr. Pullen, the new teacher, and  Mrs. Pullen came up Wednesday.  WANTED���������To buy a second  hand sewing machine. Apply at  this office.  For a neat and -stylish hat come  to Mrs. Ostrander.  We are pleased to place on our  exchange list the Western Presbyterian and Mining Tit-Bits.  Principal Bennett has  over 100  volumes in the school library. Mr.  Dunsmuir gave   $25   towards the  fund,  Mrs. Little is still detained in  Nanaimo by the illness of her  daughter, Marguerite, who is in the  hospital.  To Make Room  For New Stock  mwmmmmnaranmmwmmmxmmtmrmamcmmmwBwanm&mmtm  For the next 20 * days   I M  will sell at 10   per   cent  cit  off for cash,        ' l^k  GOOD TWEED        jj  , suits----**���������-**,    m  GOOP   TWEED   PANTS  ��������� WORSTEDS,     PROPOR-  Jj     TIONATELY CHEAPT  ������ Call and See for |f  ������ Yourself  ^ ' f  I Carey: the Tailor f  ii *  Having purchased  . the large and. well-as-,  sorted stock of Mr. A.^  W. Rennson, I am prepared to do business  with the 'people of Comox District.     ,/   ,,  Yqu will find in my  stock everything found ,  in a First Class Groce-  ry Store, also a good  line "of Crockery, Tinware N Agateware arid  Hardware. Flour and;  Feed always , on hand.  Inspection i n v i t e,d  and a fair share of your  patronage solicited.  ���������*���������   . I "Remain,  ;     Yours l^thfully,- *  Comox Sept, 15 th.  After this date my  business will  be run on  strictly cash   principles.  , Mrs. Ostrander.- ��������� "_  c  Mrs.  Overholt' left   Friday   for'  Grand Forks. She enjoyed  a large  measure of popularity in tbe   town,,  and will be much missed by  many*"  friends.  Mr. Gordon Murdock left Friday-  morning en route to his  old   home  in Nova Scotia.   He will   take   in  the Kootenay on his way,  and  expects to return in a month or -so.  We have received a copy of Mrv  M. J. Henry's���������the Vancouver nurseryman���������supplementary ;catalo-^  gue. It is nicely gotten up and is^  a good ad for one of the best, if not.  the best, nurseries in British Col-.  umbia.  Mr.   Williams   brought   to  the  News  office  this week  a melon of  the same   variety a 9  won the first,  for flavor at the Royal Agricultural.':  show,  England.    It was grown in  ��������� garden-of Grant'"& Mom-ice's' farm,  ���������not under glass.     i  FIRE ALARM.  About midnight last night the town wa8u  startled by the tolling of St. Andrews bell  and blasts of the whistle at No. 5. Fir������  had brnken out at the bottom of the shaft,  Btartiug in some waste around the engine.  For a time there was a good deal of excit-.  ment as everyone feared an explosion. ,  The whole   of Cunibealand   was   at the \  shaft  in about half  an  hour.    In  a short  the firs was under control and no great dam* (  age done.  Ml  ���������,-..sl  Notice. a  Riding qn locomotives and- rail- Mj  way cars  of   the   Union   Colliery {]  Company by any  person   or   per- J*  sons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are  sub- ,J  jeot to dismissal for allowing same.  By order n  Francis D. Little,-J  Manager.


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