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 1                                        t          i  ;                                        <  J                                                                                                                                                                1  NINTH YEAR.  ,,  ' ���������      1  <  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.  \VEDNESrDAY,   OCTOBER 16,1901.'    '  New  JBJjw  WIRE NEWS  Ladies and Children's /  "Health Brabd"  ;-' V :>     .*��������� -- Underwear htAll Sizes. &������  Ladies and,Children's Combination Suits  <&���������  |r;-'>mk v vj Ruben's Patent Vestsfc>r Children.  $k \-      W    '" '"        " -        v    '  i: : '-        .,       ,       -���������*      ���������  - -!?'->l  |(< i ��������� JT     </7l,   >      ,   1.'     -        ,       1 <f������ c       *    ,,       r      ���������       ~ tJ   ^   ��������� -*- t       ,       ''.'������/;''  K   J| -v Ladies^all-wooLUudervests for :65 cents   .g1  t ��������������� ^5ipfeR^eftt.",ni^cointsfo1r^aslf--,ff  ���������' ,������, -jr"-���������*������������������,'* ,-������������������"-" - V      - -.: ;".;../-,;���������', ������"��������� ���������������������������'<���������..    i������-  1  '' Nanaimo,  B.C.,   Oct.",4ih-j���������The  management' of   Extension  *mines  feel   couQdent   of- starting^,bjefore  long, and are preparing   10 , try* to-  work the tunnel ^,on  Monday.   -'A-  fan shaft for No.'3 is being sunk b6^  as to he able to commence,work- as ,  soon as ������ssu'red that the"fire'is out'  in those workings.     Dissatisfaction  is caused through what' is believed":  10 be a ,misunderstandingr^c>n , ,the  part of some bostes as to thej{inten-  ti. n of the managers.     The miners  Uvinr at Extension / v>erer-^told   to '  take their tools out of the tunnel in  order to make room for those,living  at L-������d\smith.    It iy  believed '.'now ���������  '&T   " .    "     '"   '      * -'   '    S   ^';- -J/"������   - x"  that'the inanagt inent ne vermin tend-,  -ed sucii a c*/������.r������ji;, bi.i'biuiply'to'put  a new ultifivii in tl������e'f'iunne[Rowing-,  to/ Ji'irivHrm'.h   aien " haviiig-fir'tit"  pl'.ice in'it.Vs'Tiiie is imly'carrying4f  out the agreement'beiieved'to -have,;  'l/uen iiu.de Lliat~-if '-thuy'  iooved <��������� to'^  Ladytmiiiinvofk" was' assured. them.;  A inasHj ineetinji is* called for.tomot-'  row u.oi'uihg'to discuns Waite-B.^   '"'  New ;York, Oct.   8th���������The   New.  {KSfr^nksYachtplu^'-ipday - "formallyr  ���������declined Sir Thos. Lipton's proposal  to race   the   Shamrock-, II.- 'againy  'next summer for/ the America'��������� cup..  BIG'BATTLE WITH BOEE3.  "' -   J   ' '. "      ' ' .     "'  V   London, Oct. 2���������L'ord, 'Kitchener  stoday reports 'that two officers and  thirty one.meii hava been killed  in  van attack made,'on   Colonel Keke-  -rwich's camp   at   Moedwill.     The  ('Boers, whoi were under   Comman-  dants Delnrey and Kemp, ' had   14  '* ��������� r' '���������"      ' *���������  'officers ahd 114 men wounded, after  **  two'hours fighting^ when the Boersv  were driven   off.     .Col.   Kekewich  was among the w.ounded.  J  ROSSLAND STRIKE.  ' - I r f I  yj> v-   > r '     * {  Special to Cumberland News:���������  Rbssland Mines, Kossland, B.C..  Oct: 9���������Men" are" comibg; here, to  work in the mines. Induced' by * re���������  port circulated by the' mine manager?1, that the strike at the mines ia '  settled! > The strike is not settled"  here, nor no prospect of an early  settlement. '   \  JM,  <tL $  . ^x 3  LOCALS.  <*,  CANADA'S CENSUS.  ��������� .   'V.l  , >e���������- j ii  '  2 .-   'JKM  I   ky  1      1    -  7   ^ranagur l^rvdeir is "beiie'ved   to  bev**;"re.idy^!o. gi\ e ^a^ec'satisfactory  jW ' i ^ "-ir" *J - vj-"* * 1 ^ *-��������� ^ ^"i ���������'"���������','- *  .msv������wr.iO tbeniuat'w'the- mtetiug.'  i, ���������-  ",   -,   , ���������* -' -1- /-_'" ���������    -!  i'herueu~eial rTelr^i isit'liat work  will',  .oe^fouifdioriabout^ali miners ^ho!  btay. .���������. % Additional- - men"y^will be'  UKd in the'tunnel' if   it JiS-' found'  .workable.*?:; .Thel-Alexandra -mines  'Wiila-io; it irf thouiiht,\increase thj  ^,,,;;v-    *' :*  *v;r-;d ^/"'"^,  .  number 01 meuempioyed;% sovtnat'  the auaiitiiy'of coai'producedunlayi  c,-' Ottawa, Ont; JOct. 7���������(Special.)  ���������The census  authorities saA7   the  r -    ' w -  '������ '* t ��������� ' f     ,  > ���������    ��������� "J* .\  >���������fihal returjis .will give^the' popula-'  vtioh ,qf Canada'over,five and'^a' half'  >nj ill ions.-    i<.-.-, ,,.* ������-  K 1-  .'   Alex. Urquhart's  Berkshire , eow-  1, 'i '   *.'  .which topk first prize at the Court-  nev show is claimed to be the* best  -   ���������   - -  v *-.,,  v.v  ever ,imported.    His- span   of "im-  f C 'V- f ' <       "'  ported Clydesdales^also which took  "first,prize in their^class, ire'" regis-'  tered in the stud   book as   Wanda���������  (2,460) andTOneita-(2,180.) ;-  1 Piercy .and,  Led Ingham bad" a.;  'Durham bull answering Vo th'ehia-.:"v' "4'Y0{  tonc name, Duke of  Buckingham,    -    ', -^4?'  when 14 months   old   he   weighed  1000 pounds.    ^-   -   '''     '::!; -  V-<v,(l  *', ���������  v'*>l  ' - ,Jf\m  }"> -'Here^are   a1.few, ^extractsV'from  vEmma Goldman's   spoeches. , She  -������.-',,    ^    s    -- ">-7* *��������� -   <" i  < : (  . seems'.to be rather' fiery' when   in  ^go'bd'condition:/  Kl{7/\,  .       -:-/���������-:  o-r \r   ^-~\'   ^ -.*',-. ,      x-; v -     ^  ', . There jss'no Ciod'vRoligion' is'a"  superstition   to   which   fools   bow'  ,.^Government is an excuse of the  rich to'starve and rtiufder thevpoor.  ^Overthrowall^governrnc nts/'l'ram"  :   ~%AV51  V$|  -- ���������   ���������        '    > 1 *r        ^  v.,    ������   ,       .     . , ^   ������,   v        --      'TV) '.  / v  AROINT ra r ;���������  REMEMBER  WHEN YOU WANT-  Furniture, Carpets,   Lin-  ,    oleums, V/al I paper,  't        Or Anything in the  HQiise Fiirr?isl7ii7g [^iqe  It will PAY YOU to Correspond with ,us.     We  Manufacture or Import in   Car Lots and   carry   the  Biggest  Assortment in the West '  OUR ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE FREE, ON REQUEST  WEILER  BROS.,  "-police.    Re80it"Yo" violence/ when ���������  movb^dimi^ashed.to^ahiVapi^i-lV^^^  able'.exfehtwfiile.No8:.2 and-4 Ex-" ' ran^V v/>r -, ,^ ��������� ^'- '->!'  ^ei^ionflire'cioseU.; >' "vf - ", ���������''��������� .Marrin^'irfa veiLfor vice, ^~ ;  :/' The workorBoiiching   help ^for    ',  'Let labor and_ cV,i{}1 war.-WhoM-  tWsulfei'erb has^fcen " Iho&igbly '   moVe than"one; ***Wh]������   to ' sto^  ';S;F.Yeatman~of Yaldez Island ^ ?^'^r������  also exhibited a fine 16 months  old -,   , 7-7.  ���������----���������'      -   ' ,. t -  ^- -   -- .   ' .,��������� .r,,,  'Durham' which   fwas4 grantlyyad-*.  mired. -11 r       , "' /"..-  \' - ' '  '- Mr;,G"eo. .Roe*seems to^have mad*"  a ^uccess^'of ^,bee^k*epinp;   having n. _ / >:*Vi|  some delicious Rooking* honey   in **>,.,   ^?vfl?)  comb which took first  prize, whilt .C^V^V^I  .MrC. Bridges*,wai awarded^second-^    i ,?"^#|  John -knight?B^b^utifui-'coll&-:VX\^-J>:M  tion of shells   also deserve* special  'mention.' ^K  11 ���������>���������  ,r - (-*��������� ---ml  COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  VICTORIA, B.C  5 gi������2gg&-*i������3g2KG5??^Sa?^^  orgauized by a gentral commitiet*,  -with H. T. Shephard as secretary'.  Ail subacriptions un������y be sent di-x  reot to the treasurer of theBauk of  Commerce, Nanaimo," or ^to tne  ^ecreLa; y.  Insi ector Morgan, "who is, ju������tv  back Irom ExLeuf'iun, fatates that  he found by testing with a thermometer through pipes in the stopping above where the fiie existed,  that the teu..peratuie above is only  120 degrees. He stili believes the  fire to be out. He albo inspected  the tunnel and lound it all righ;,  and beJieveb there will be no difficulty m starling again in these  workings on Monday.  free speech then ,let* killing  begin  cLct the Stale and Church, the hai-  borers of thieves, fall together.     ,  Cairv a torch in one hand and./s  \      '   '  dagger in the other. When -the  time conies burn and cut ,to th.j  heart.  * "It is my mission to drag down  the oppressors and to lift up tho  oppressed.���������Times.  F J  s RUBBERS Z  %  Men's Youths and Children's Rubbers  Waterproof Coats, Pea Jackets and Sweaters,  Hats and Caps, Ladies Jackets.  Our Stock of Groceries Cannot be Beat  ���������aiYE   US   .A.   0-A.L31  Stringent Measure to be Adopted by  Russian. Government in  Siberia.  b    Seatile, Wn., Oct. 7���������D. Evanoff,  a   representative   of   the   Russian  Government,   who    baa    returned  from a trip of inspection   to Nome  and Siberia, state* that  American  miners will be  strictly   prohibited  from either mining on   their   own  account or working   for   wages   in  Siberia.    He also states  that  next  spr n^ the Treasury Department of  the Russian   Government will   patrol the Siberian Sea with  revenue  cutters, whose duty it will be to t*ee.  that no trading is  done   with   the  natives, except  by  persons   acting  under permits   from   the   Russian  Government,  CUSTOMS RETURNS.  Following are the   customs   returns for month of September, 1901:  Imports dutiable $2676  lt        free          60  Duty c-dlucted     720  Geo. H. Roe, C.-Hector.   o  OBITUARY.  After a lingering and painful  illness, Mrri Kay man,   wife   of    William  Hayman   of   Union,   passed  away at the  hospital in   Victoria.  The deceased   had   undergone   an  operation for   that   dread   disease,  cancer,   and     succumbed    shortly  after the operation, on   Wednesday  afternoon.    She leaves   a husband  aiid a sorrowing   family   of   teven  children to mourn the I03S of a good  and devoted mother.    Mr Hayman  and family left   on   Thursday   for  Victoria    to   attend  -the   funeral,  which took place-at Nanaimo from  the residence of hei parents.      Tie  bereaved children have  the heartfelt sympathy of everyone.  "'Mr. Carev took chhe'f- diploma for_  VC <&<&:  ��������� ������',"'   ., > -,   ������������������',���������<. ''-'SfS-y-i.^.'^'-    "���������*_/������-''   ���������^\  best suit%ot< clothes; \ a nd N H.   C.^ \ \, % ^} ]}  TuciVof Cornox first prize %r ^coU .'������������������ ^ \\?t'-/%  lec������on ofebread^MLd.-cakleaf haying*,^ ;-1>:> ;-j  ,,������.,magnificent djispUy.   "    ������������������.      '";-'"'      * i"'"  ' ��������� > >��������� -> , -> ,.a*    '  t'M_     <_    < >  The choir, of Trinity church in-  tend giving an entertainment early  in November m���������'aid   of   the v ehoir," . .    J'-  fund.   Particular* will be furnished^ J "'<.)--, ^  , V7-V       -*ii^  later. l      - ���������   ��������� \ - -  Dr. Millard's little son was taken'  ill in Victoria, but latest   despatch^-  reported him recovering.  The "Riverside" at Courtney has ,  been thoroughly renovated and  re-"  furnished.    While in   Victoria Mr  V f  and   Mrs. Grant    purchased   new  lounges,  carpets,  bedroom   suites,^  etc.,   and   tbe   popular   house   ia  second to none in its comfort   nnd  requirements.  The waste dump at No. 4 began  giving o9 smoke one day 'last week.  It was discovered in time and attended to before any damage was  dune.  Tne infant son of R<sv Mr and  Mrs Dodds was baptized on Sunday  morning���������Erskine Nioull���������by Rev������  Mr GlaPf-ford !at the Presbyterian  church.  We aie indebted to Mr W. Ren-  nison,of Sandwick, for a square of  very superior butter.    Two samples  from his dairy  gained 96   and   97  points respectively at the Courtney  show, capturing first prizes.      Mr  Rennison has our   thanks   for the  print.  There will be a meeting  held  in  the city hall on Saturday, October  19th, at 8 p.ra , to consider the best  means to raise funds in  aid of the  widows and orphans of the unfortunate men killed   at   Extension  by  recent mine disaster. '  I  I r
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A Story-of the Golden
9 9 ��
���'What   to  hmi   v.-ere   the  eAgcr  long-
���"ings   of  Rev   Ha.stiiius,   in   liis   search
for  the Golden   J<'lecce.  or  the equally
mad  desire of  the French  savant ' intent     on     diso\on'ng     that      strange
ircak.-long spoken  of us  tlie "missing
' link,"   and   which   was   to   send     his
name down the ages mjiarniony with
such honored      ones      as .Darwin  and
���Spencer?     The  'motives   of   the   En&-
I'shinan   were of a much  nobler character     than  these human   desires    for
^riches and  fame.
���    That   is  why   he contemplated     the
'   -.possible   rising   of   the, iinpis   with -a
' '-clouded brow. It was not any
craven fear of personal, danger, for
Waterford had been in the army during his younger days, and demonstrated that he was a man who knew
not the meaning of the word���upon
the hot sands of 1-gypt with the column       that       .struggled up       the
'.-Nile to the gates of beleaguered " Khartoum, only to arrive after brave Chinese Gordon
-had met  his 'late and  the stronghold
-    ""been' sacked   by   the  fanatical   followers of "lhC'M,ahtii. lie had  led  his men
i n    many
o Perce Arab
'    ning    fresh
,���, Lord'Bruno
/'his fee
l    liert" scrimmage
and desert  warrior,    wui-
laurels'    for    his
not U
lings get the b-'tlo
He- knew ;ust as
: man to
oi his |U
soon  as
earning,   (hat    Ihei'
��,et out ol  tlie sacred
!y  as   pc-ssilile
as  the.*   knew,  there v, as bui
means   oi   g.umiiL',   the   outer
That   wa.s   \ ia
rV.g^. ed
?   nai row
they    h.vf
way when
{f heard   BliKls'oe's
���" 'business wa.*.' to
���crater  as  speed i
So far
.the   one
world.      That   was   \ i��i   tl
.-'oblique   shelf  along   winch
'-so  cautiously   picked   their
.���<les' e.iciing    from     the
.Shovrl'd- thftv/ji'-i^yt  the  blacks    who-
Vn.\U Ava-> '/ojit,   V'eie    w'mil'l    be   ,thi
'ticuco  to   pVtS**.   vCiih'the  Hmiic;';  prel-
'   vty liuruh.iu1 fa\,or,,(it  their   lea\ ing ,a
��� legacy   of   b'ones   m   Krokato,      ovei
, ^which' future' explorers   v.rould     spit
es  pi S"v.vi!lat!\"c I'anc*, .
man but
tales  pi S"v.vi!lat!\"c
tire -' -o u LI c t! "   w a s _ h i;
a-.pon', ahem was not  a
control.ended   what  thk
It   was     i
ot  a mad  rush   bv
j-Av,eiglit 'of  the gold
would  1ij\u pi'cwiiiod   tln:
r an\
e\ en
had   there    been   anv   inclination,     tc
���disorganization   on   the   tj:t    of    thi*-
little  company",   but  each   one  scene:!
to 'recognize   the   voire   of   tune,   and
lor   tne    spot
was   stn.c
, 'where they had  lo"ded  ^
The moon, u'cia still  hidden by dors--
masses   of  clouds,   and" lUuri'jr-e    cast
an    occasional      iriarcj   overhead     a<-
' l though he  had  si-ro  i oo \   they would
���\ct  have   to  stand   up   under  a    flood
when   the   gotus   ol   heaven   were   op-
������ened.        Such    a   circumstance   is      u
J37n'all.af7air  in the e;, es  ot  a  cowbo*-
'"-who   flirts   with   natures   sanies,   and
frowns every dav oi  his lhe,  lean-iiu:
'to accept her  impka^onl 'moods  with
'as 'much   equanimity   as  he  does    her
: favors
Nothing   occurred    to   disturb   them
���while they pressed through copse s.ncl
-over   blasted   rocks,   so   that   the v-.-ill
������-was speedily  rained
���liiu's     judgment   was    as  true     as
'steel,  for' he  had  pnded   them   to the
-.identical  place  ihov  wished   to reach.
���5-'o -much   for his   faculty   of   observation,  which   long   practice  had    made
almost   perfect.
im   led   of.',   with   T,ord   "Hruno     at
others   stringing     out,
brinaing  i.'i>   tlie rear
to   climb   up   a   wall   of
,T j ,>-��     1 rt/-l     nT.'
his   heels, ., th.e
-and  lied Eric-
it  is  easier
"tin's   ch-iracter   than   to   descend,
'hide's.      ha\ ing    once   gone   o\er
trrainil   thev  were  in  a  measure
wli<?r   w iih   it.
IJIudpoo   held   himself   prepared     for
���on   eiiicrg-<->n<'\ ,   and   aclin/,   upon    his
sugg-ertion  o\orv    one  of  the     others
'kept   an   e,\ e   on   the   man   inst ahead,
pmf.ress    to
the  signal
-readv   to   b: in/   their
sudden     hall,   should
;-gi\ en
lip   they  climbc-d
Tho narrow  loduc  wr-s s'lfl'icient  to
������five  a   foothold,   bu.i.   in   places' i.ht\y
were   compelled   to   he   very   cautious
lest a'slip mi'c.vhl   prove fatal.
Half  the dist-jnee lmd   been  covered
and  as  yet  nn   n:��le of  warning passed   along   the   line.      It     -was     good.
.'Their   spirits   arose,   and   hope     once
vmore  came   to   the  for>;.
Then caine  tho shoc'-c.
"Bludsoe    ' had    started     to     creep
-around  an  angle,   when  his eagle  eye
- detected a  sudden  movement'beyond.
True   to   his   instincts   the  plainsman
i' instantly fiattened���himsel'f out on the
narrow ledge, and none too soon, for
something-    went     hi.ssing      through
-.space  just where  his  body  had  been,
'io bury  itself  in. the depths  below-���
-something  that  cut  the  air  with    a
sound never to     be   mistaken���something that carried  death in its whis-
wtle.    ' . ���      ' '
It was  Zamhodi assegai or spear.
Ordinarily   Jim     would -have   been
; prompt   to     snatch a revolver     from
bis belt, and return the courtesy with
-a  few  leaden   cards  that  must    have
voiced  his  feelings;  but tinder  the peculiar  conditions   he was  averse     to
making     such   a   response   just   now,
���since   it   would   positively  throw    off
the  mask,   and   give  notice   of  their
presence. ��� "
Hence, his first act was to/shuffle
back around the angle, much as a
crab might retreat in the face of
danger. I/uckily there <, was room'
enough between Lord Bruno and inni-
self   to   allow   this' movement.
The line no longer kepi in motion,
but its constituent members came
to a stop, and huddled as close together as the narrow limits of their
looting   would   admit.
All had heard -the, ang:y hiss -ac-
companA ing' the passage of the as-1
segai that had ��hot through blank'
space, and no explanation wras needed. They simply waited ; to hear
what Bludsoe had in, his mind-p-to
carry out any '/suggestions he might
o.Ter.   -
After all, it was T-Iobson's choice,
since to retreat meant in all ,proba-
bility annihilation in the crater, and
they could not stay'where they were.
The two leaders had their heads
together and were busily engaged in
deciding what should be their line
oi action. .Since the alarm had already 'been quietly given, what difference would it make should, thej- take
prompt and decisive action? The
path must be 'cleared at all hazards,
come what, might. Once out of the
great- hole ,ilL would devolve upon
ahem to meet the assault of the
black legions, and where force would
not avail let Anglo-Saxon wit take
its  place.
So the decision was' speedily made
���they muf-t force the passage at all
hazards. , r <
Bludsoe ^again advanced, but this
time he was more ���cautious, knowing-'
that a vindictive foenian crouched
around the sharp angle, nc doubt
with a second ' assegai raised ' and^
ready to be-hurled with all the force"
oi   a   mighty   arm. 'V
,Hex peering-over the hunched shoulders ,of 'Lord Bruno could see that
the cowboy,,had halted just at 'the,
point where the rock turned. He'
appeared busily oi'gaVed with something, and Rex found his curiosity
aroused when he saw.the wind frolic-
ing,with tho long locks .of Jim Bludsoe.
Ah! now ho made "another move,
pushing something out in front, so
as to nfake its presence known
around,the angle, something which at
first was a mystery to Hex. but he
suddenly awoke to the fact1 that it
was the cowboy's head'-goar, fastened to the end of-a torch.
It was a venerable trick,  a regular
old chestnut along the frontier where
'Bludsoe  had  learned 'the  ropes, of hib
trade,  and   one  he might have really
been   ashamed   to   have   been     caught,
practicing,   but  there  was  always  an '
even  chance  that-it  had   not  become'
so  familiar to   the South African  im-'
pis. ' ,'
Again was Jioard that peculiar,
rushing sound, so associated with;
the swift flight of an'assegai from a'
practiced 'hand���the sbmbi'ero" was,
violently sho ken, for Ihe^keen pointed daft had passed entirely through
it with the utmost ease.
Bludsoe laughed outiight at- the
eagei-ness with which Ids black foe-
man above had bitten' at the bait;
but even while thus giving vent to
his appreciation of the good fortune
that had befallen ���, him, the cowboy
was quick to set himself in motion.
Bex saw him creep port way a-
round the angle ��� saw him thro.v
an arm forward, and with the action
came tiie detonation of a seven-
shooter, that v. echoed back and forward, from one wall of the crater to
another, growing- more feeble with
each  rebufl.
It did not die away, -but was
drowned in a human shriek of agony.
Jim had fired with some resuil, and
presently they heard the lifeless body
of the black guard go tumbling from
rock  to  rock  as   it sought  a
WHEAT���No. 1 hard, Fort William,
71c; 2 hard 69c; 3 hard, 64c.
COUNTRY WHEAT���54 to GOc per
i * ^        *���
FLOUR���Prices hold steady. Lake
of the Woods Fivo Roses^ $2.00; Red
Patent, fcl.85; Medora,-$1.45; XXXX
51.15 per sack of 98 pounds.-, Ogil-
vi'c Milling Co., Hungarian, $2.00 ���;
Gle'nora Patent, $1.85 ; Alberta,
$1.65; Manitoba, $1.50; and Imperial XXXX, $1.10 per> sack-of 98
M1LLFEED.���Bran, $ll.'50>per ton,'
shorts $13.50 per ton,  delivered.
GROUND FEED���Oat chop, $28
per ton; mixed barley'and oats, $25
per ton, and corn $22 per 'ton.
OATS���Manitoba oats .are practically out of thei market:- . Ontario
bats are worth 47 to 4Sc" per bushel
in car lots. ,   s T,
BARLEY���None offering.     -
CORN��� 05-c per  bushel.' .   '"        <
IIA Lr���I- i esh  ba led , Kay
per ,ton   in   car  lots
Loose   hay    on
on - track
���street  is
to   $7
worth $5.o0 to $6-per ton.   t    ��� '
POULTRY���Fowl, 50 ;t6 65c per
pair, spring chickens', 30 to 50c pair;
ducks, 50 to SOc pair; turkeys, 9, to
10c  per  lb "live  weig\hl. _ , ,
' DRESSED MEATS���Fresh beef 6 to
G'/^c p.-r'lb,  veal.  7 to SV^c;-mutton,
lie per -lb; hogs, 8c per lb.   -
SJ3 U J" !'EU���Creamery,   15 c     per     lb.
Dairy, 1 Lc >per lb.       ,   vw   ������   -    r
- CHEESE���7c per lb.      ""'     "
EGGS���L2C per dozen."
HIDES���No. 1 inspected hides, 5V��c
514 to 6V��c;  Veal calf, 7c to-8c; 'dea-1
kins,   25���to  40c;'*slunks;   15c  to 20;
horsehides,   $1   to ,$1,50.    ,     ]t '  /-
WOOL���Manitoba wool' is' worth
about 7c delivered here.   "���     *
', SENECA ROOT���27c"per lb. ,   ft~
f    '    .     .LIVE STOCK.,      ,   ���>     '  >    r
, CATTLE���Fat cattle are, quoted at
2/i 10 o-'jc per pound, delivered here.
SHEEP���4i/^ to 5c per lb:    .'"
HOGS-- Gc  pei   lb.      ' '     '
10s ling
place  in the dark vale below".
Before that happened Jim Bludsoe
was pushing on, ready to me^tolher
foes if so fate--determined. re&<.\\ 10
undertake almost any peril, however
great, if there was a chance of success  beyond.
Yet they had thus advanced -only a
dozen yards when once again the
loader came to a halt, and this time
instead of silence, they heard his
voice  as  he  bellowed   out"-
'���Back���bock, on your lives' 'Ih-w
have undermined the troll���th.e whole
face of the rook is trembling ^i\ the
bo !anee'"
Like sh~op cowering at si-;Mi of
tho wolf they beat a hasty retreat���
a gap opened between Lord Bruno
and his cowboy guide, and the fm'e
of gneiss cliff was shaved as with
a giant rns-or, the trail bring carried
away  in  tho general  ruin.
S. S.- ^rarie..0-.ven' Sound,  Toronto
* and Eist, Via Lakes,  Mon., Thuis
till CI "'jail ������������������ ���������* �����������������������*���������    �����������������*
Tiies ,FxA. ��ndSun	
Montreal, Toronto,* New Yorls and
east, via all rail, daily	
Kat     Portage    and    intermediate
points, Mon., Wed.&Fri. .:...
Tuo3.,Thurs. itSat	
Rat    Portage    and*  intermediate
- ndnl3!Tues.,ThuisI and Sat...'....
J.ron., Wed. andFri	
Molson, Lac Du Bonnet  and   inter
- mediate Points. Thurs only	
Portage \aPrairie, Brandon, Calgary
'   Kelson and all Kootcnoy and Coast
points, daily .-,	
Portage la Prairie, Brandon, snd in
termediale pDims. daily ex Sun...".
Portage la Pra'rie, Brarion, Moo c
jaw and iuterx-iecr.ate loinrs dr^ily
OX &UnGtOiV'    ...,  ir*lll>*MI9llt �����
Gladstone, STeepatva, Minnedosa and
intermeualopoHhis, daily ex Sun.
ShcalLakc, Yoikfon and intermediate points, Mon., Wed. ;trd Fri ���
Tues.-TIuur., and Saturday	
Rapid  'City,     Him iota,     Miuota,
Tuei., Thurs. andSat	
Jfon., Wed. a-idFii....l.V..:	
Mordeu, Beloraino and iuteimediate
points daily ox Sun ���'
Napinka, Alameda and inteimediate
points, Mon., "Wed.,Thi'TS. & Sat
Jlon., Tue-)., Th.ui3. nn\l-.T6'ri ...:.
Slenboro, Souris, wind iK..-;ijnefjiatc
poni'&jdaily ex Sun...... ."���
Nan'nka.M.'lita, Alameda and nicer
mediate points, Mon., Wed , i'n.
Tues., Tliurs. aDdiLai	
Pipestone, Heitoa.-Ai cola -and inter
mediate points, Mon. Wed., Fti.
Tues., Tlmis. and Sat ,
Frobysliire, Hirsh. Bienfait, -"fCsce-
Vcl^lf   Ouila     ����������������������������*������������*   �����������������������������������
JjJ.CH ���; ���*������  ������������   ���������*�����   ��  ��������   tm   �����������   1|((>l   �����������
Gretna, St. Paul, 'CDteago f?aily
Stoi.swjll, Tuelon..Tues. Thuvs. Sat
West Selkirk Mon, Wed, Fri
West Selkirk Tues. Thurs, ��ab
Einer��on Mon, "WpcI nnd Ft
18 03
71.2 *���
T,30 13 4ti
Gen. Sunt.
c e. Mcpherson.
Qeu. Paad, Acoat.
Stations akd Days.
I 1 c.ive
He Woaidn't Do.
' Grandpa���Shall I come and play red
Indians with you? .
Bobbie (eying him critically) ��� I'm
afraid yon won't do.
Grandpa���Why not?
Bobbie���Well, you see, you've been
scalped already.          ���   -���
-���e-five from Canadian
.Northern depot���
Winnipeg to Morris Em
erson, ISt. F .ul etc.dly
3t Paul to Emerson
J5 orris, Winnipeg dly
Winnipeg 10 Kolind,
Miimi.'j'iel -ont.ILirt-
voy & Bra-idoii, Mon.,
Wo I and l��'ri.    -   -  -
Brandon, "Haftne.v.ISol-
mc.it, iliami, Roland,
tD 'Wuinijie^. Tues..
'1 hura and f ft.    -  -
Wi"ni eg to Portage la
P. and intermediate
3 atidns, daily ex aun.
Portnge la P. and inter-
medicte stations to
���Winnipeg dlr er Sun.
Winnipeg to s"t��/ ions 011
' Beaver and Delta hran
cheg, Tue3. and Thurs
Beaver and Delta br'ch
str^tiom. to Winnipeg
Tues. and Thurs.    -
Winnipeg to Portage la
P., Gladstone.    -   -
Dauphin,    etc.,    Mon
Wed. and Fri.
Dauphin. Gladstone. T."
la Prairie, Winnipeg
Tues., Thars.'&   Sat.
Winnipeg to W'p'gosis,
Tues" and Thura.   ��� ��� -
Winnipegosi-t to Wpg
Mon. and Fri	
Winnipeg to Grand
View, Tiloru. and  Fri.
ufraud Vi��',v-. to    Wpg
Tu es. and Sat	
Dauphin t^ W'p'gosis
and return, Sat- ...'....
Dauphin to Swan Riyer
& Klv,-ood, Wed	
Ehvood to Swan River
& Dauphin, Fri	
Leave from 0. P. denot
Winnipeg to Warrcad
Beatidette and intermediate stations,Mon,
Wed., and Fri.  ......
Beaudotte, Warroacl.etc.
to Winnipeg, Tues.,
Thurs. and Safe	
20 00
In "London Crops   Are Raised in a Barrel
or au Open Umbrella.  -
Miiny people have such a - deeply
rooted love for flowers that they
will go to any amount of trouble to
raise a few blooms even under the
most apparently impossible circumstances.
" Instances of this occur in the East
End of London,',where sometimes the
only available garden is a barrel. In
order to make the most of this,
however, it is bored all over the
sides with holes about two inches' in
diameter, into each' of which a plant
of some description is placed, in addition ,to those planted in ^the usual
way on the top, so that a ^ood display is " obtained, in the ������ninimum
amount of space: These barrels frequently look very 'pretty uiid cfTer--'
the when all the plants ure in
bloom. ��� ���"
Tho statement that there    r.re gardens    under  bedclothes is  Mipporlod
by  no  less  an  authority  than    that
of the Very ltev.  S.  Reynolds Hole,
Dean' of Rochester.   A  district    visitor in-   the Midland,  when    -calling
up"on, a poor   woman,   noticed      how
few  were > the coverings to  1 er'    bed.
Upon being asked, she admitted -that
.she had ''another  blanket,"   and     w.t.&
remonstrated with for 'not using    it,
as the "weather was /bitterly cold.  ,H
at length  transpired  that  her    /husband  had, taken  it  to   cover    . some
plants <  he\ was < rearing in    a tiny
greenhouse/'   in     tlie hope of saving-'
them from being killed by the frost.
Surely      devotion' to "* flowers     ,could
hardly go much-further than this.   .
'   Not    a ,few , suburban householder's
usually"find���their .gardens just ' out-,
"side !theT scullery door,  and  they, exercise";    their .horticultural ingenuity.'
upon ' the     tiny slip, of ground      in'
which ��� ,the considerate -jerry builder
has  carefully     buried its superfluous
half-bricks.   In.  various  parts   of  the"
country.'   notably/' at  Nottingham,
,there   > are     cottage .gardens,^ three'
miles away from 'the residences      of
-their  owners,   so  that' when visitors
are    invited    'to   "come .and have a
look   around   the" garden''   it    means
a somewhat lengthy excursion.. These
small 1- -allotments   ,are,   (   however,
greatly appreciated and' carefully' aTL-
tended,    "despite , the fact  that
time"'taken  in  getting '-.o  i.rid
them .plays'    sad havoc  ��v|lh
owners',scanty'leisure.       -'���' ~:
Of   gardens     in -cemeteries, .
appears to be'only, a. s.'ilityry
pie  in  this  country; the ono
Sir Closeph Baxton of Crystal
ace fame formed  at Coventry.      ..In
the  United  States,'.however', - -.there
are many gardens of this. Kind, notably at Boston, Brooklyn and Philadelphia,   and  they.might,' vuth   .ad-'
vantage,     be'   copied4in cur    "cemeteries.        ���> 1 .��� - <        IS
"Garden's may be- -made on -lopon
umbrellas as" farras^obtaining a sub-(
staiitial,'crop~'of-mustard 'and cress
^is-concerned. It-is/only^necessary to
open 'the umbrella,"wet'-Jt thorough-'
ly, and sprinkle the seed.over it. If
the fabric^is kept damp the seed will
soon begin to sprout, and in a few
weeks a nice quantity of the salad
may bo cut. The same thing may be*
done in' a dinner plate with the aid
of 'a strip of ah old flannel shirt, a
piece of felt, .or other similar cloth,
provided it is kept moist.^���London
Mail. , ("
ly relics, was founded by' Ecgred,
Bishop of Lindisfarne, who died in
the year 845. It is situated on
what is called Chapelhaugh, by the
side of the Jed. - There were two Jsd-
worths, and this place,, which has
gone to, decay, has been long .known
as Old Jedword, but Jeffrey,' the'his-
torian of Roxburghshire, doubts -. if
there is ' any authority, for holding
that the hamlet on the, Jed , is, older
than the burgh. * The.'appellation
Old Jcdworth' had been conferred' on
it in modern times, and without reference to i,ts being founded anterior
to the existence of the 1 royal burgh.
������"���������-"������"-������������^��� ^
For the  rienr>fit.or the Church.
An amusing 'incident occurred at a
jumble sale recently held at a Noncorn-,
formist Church in Southampton. The'1
church is situated near a wefl-known
laundry,   to  which a. messenger,  who
was not very safe in his topography/
.was to take the weekly washing of a
prominent citizen  of the town. '  Unfortunately for > the' owner,  the washing  was ' .left at  the church,   whereupon the holders of the .sale,  thankful for  the anonymous gift,  proceeded ,to  offer     the collars,, shirts     and -
various   other   articles,   to   the  highest bidder. <      -  . . /
Dangerous Toy Pi-��roIs. "       ,
t      1 * *���        r
An  urgent  represen Cation ^is ,to  be .,
made to  the-Home  Office ,concerning
the sale, in     Birmingham, especially,
of .what' are miscalled toy pistols"'to *
young-    children'.-,      Recently    a 'boy
named    'William Day - bought a toy
pistol for twopence, .and "having, load-
ed it fired in-the face-of a lad named  Connor.-- The  -weapon.''discharged,
a  bullet, , which penetrated'.Connor's
cheek' and '   lodged in his jaw.    Bay
was arrested '.?'*.'     -   7     ".,'���-,
���     ^     tord  Wantiice(�� M.odel "Pub." 11   '
'  Lord Wantage,  who has Just died,"
was    - the ' "first peer to run a .model '
public'' house.'    Lorig^ before  the < ad-/
vocacy ,6t\the������ Gothenburg^ system/ he, ���
ran'an'inn at Ardington and devot- '
ed the 'profits  to local"' charities.    A-
feature was the sale of soup oyer the
counter';- during the winter/months,1
and" on some days more money ' was
token for soup than for beer.W/'(>',   ���--
'  -  Not'Thaif Kind of'nn'Orgnn. !
Find of "culprurod .-tout's
Four sculptured stones wore rccrrnt-
Iv found at the site of an ancient
church at Old .Terlward, five miles
from Jedburgh. Three of the stones
have the chevron orf -/,ic*zag ornament, but the work is shallow and
nothing like so fine in execution, as
that of the similar design in various
parts of Jedburgh Abbey. Mr. Walter Laidlaw, Abbey Gardens, has
taken charge of the stones, and has
got the opinion of an authority that
the sculpture is of the early Norman
period, and that the stones have
formed part, of an arch. Old Jed-
worth, as it was formerly called, is
a very ancient place; and the chapel,
of which these stones  are presumab-
Young tady   iphunmin^i���And   if,.vou
come to tho cliililicn's mootinj'* tomorrow
night you will lit'tu nu> 'nhir'the orjran.
Little (.'ill���Oh. mi&s, aud will you hav��
��� monkey V / , i_] .
< '7 .
-Do Carpet* Shorten LIfeT   ;
Just think what a hqrrible receptacle
of unclenn things the carpet is in the
rich English or French house! Where
there are carpets, people should on entering be given slippers, as in the Netherlands, or the footbath, as at a Turkish mosque. Making servants sweep,
carpets is another proof that evil is*
wrought for want of thought. Flou-
rens attributed the prevalence of luug
and throat diseases In England to carpeted rooms.���London Truth.
Sarcastic. "
'Art Dealer���Yes. that was painted by
one of the old masters. But. i beg your
pardon, sir, you must not touch it with
your umbrella.
Old Mr. EI a nip la yer���What's the matter V   Isn't it dry yetV
Gon. oup1*.
6 Ansemia, or thin, ��� watery blood, is increasing to an alarm,
ing extent among the school girls and young women of bur
land. Pale gums, tongue and eyelids, muscular weakness, in/
ability for exertion, deficient appetite, impaired digestion, short
breath, palpitation of" the heart, attacks of vomiting, swooning-, ;
hysteria and irregularities of the feminine organs are among the
unmistakable symptoms of anaemia or .poor qualify of blood.      ;
Anaemic persons are frequently said to be gbing into a decline, and as a fact do- usually contracts consumption or some
fatal constitutional disease if they 'neglect to restore norma]
vigor. Fresh air,' sunlight, .���moderate exercise and the regular
use of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food after each meal will restore new
vitality to the body and new color to the cheek of any anaemic
person. Gradually and thoroughly it forms new red corpuscles
in the blood and wins back perfect health and strength.
Fifty cents a box,  6
roin Edmanson, Bates &
boxes for  .?2.50
Co., Toronto.
at  all dealers,   or  i>ost    paid
-.- r. r- r; r'--- :-'���'��' ��?������ r-T''.'-
J lib  /  m  (iV--;|  ������������������������-  CAGED WILD ANIMALS  i  THE   BEAST, THAT   SPRINGS   IS   THE  ONE  DRAINERS  FEAR."  I'  Inexperience   and   Carelessness   Are  tlie  Creates^, Pectoris  In Accidents.  '    A   Trainer's   Exuerience   Willi, an  -'7,   Excited Lion. '  * ,f ,  7   ,     /A famous wild animal-trainer, who by  virtue' of many years experience -iii-ban-  ' ' tiling wild, animals has come to be a sort  , of adviser and,coach of animal trainers,  ���������Jk'   Bays*1 that,,in a'very large percentage of  cases injuries suffered - from trained animals are the.fault o'f the,trainer.  . <  ,  "Inexperience and carelessness are the  ,   ��������� great, factors in -accidents of this kind,"  - says  the trainer. *  "The  average young  trainer is too likely to forget that every  - one of the big ,eats has five mouths,' as  ��������� .'> one may say���������one in his' head and four  more at the ends of his paws���������and each of  '' those mouths is capable of inflicting terrible injury. , However, ,we do' not place  , ,nu animal in ,ttie list of bad animals unless he'makes a_direct and full attack.  Striking, at  the  trainer  with the' paws  - , amounts to little"; it may be even  aeci-  .   - dental.; It is tho- spring that counts. -  ,  "Every ,,trainer  expects  to   be clawed  somewhat.. It may lay him up for awhile,  ' -but, he   doesn't   lay it   upc$against   the  - beasts. , The-trainer's.'own arms, legs,  r breast an'cl back are elaborately tattooed  ,'   with testimonials'from his-'feline1-friends  - '  of past''years. 'But the'"beast that springs  'must/be beaten iuto -submission," or the  ���������>  ���������trainer-,must- escape   from  the  cage  as  1  .soon  as'possible.    If the'animal, really  ' means , business,. it 1 is the man's part'to  *,-., get'out;" for no^man can'stand against the1  '   * strength of a lion or, tiger or the wonderful agility of.a'leopard.- ��������� -    '-,'"<  '" 1'   "The best defense, against ,ajcharging  * lion or tiger'if one^has only a;club is to  ( ^strilje fhe.'animaron'the nose,'hitting up,  '7U from [under, but. this,is", by no,means an  ��������� -easy l thing 'to  do,'-as'tlie^cr'eature  will  K,;f,,dodge- and ;biock ^with- a, degree of 'skill  ''that, would' Uo credit to a , champion of  , ('the. ring. '"Meantime, however/"the man1  can , have   been- edgingi into* a' position  favorable-to-escape.,. fThe, felines-jump  .' V-for the, throat, and an agile man/if he  sees that-.the animal,is-going, to leap can  \    avoid'the onset-,and get'in ;a ,blow that  ".���������may-.send chis  assailant'cringing tolthe  '   ;������thei\eiid of-tho cage. .���������<��������� -   - , ,       's  *   ' "  /, 4 "*:No man who is rift agile has any busi-  >'' Eess .with, these,brutes.  If .knocked down,  -" ,-tho man's only'���������chance is.itq struggle to  ithe, bars "'and 1, raise-himself;1 for on his  7 -feet'bey has a.'chance^of controlling the'  'animals; down, heis completely at, their  : -mercy, and tlieyi n a ve" no "��������� fear'or. respect  ,.,for, him. /.Th'e-minute' his'.body, touches  I > ^he^tlooivhe'ceases'to be the-master/ ������    ������  ',  ,,"A number;of bad'"accidents that have  ;''come~under .my notice have been .ascriba-  ' ble todrunkenness onthe part'of-the vie-  \���������tims.\^Av h'alf,"drunken fellow rgoes into  ��������� ^ "the-cage',,with a  desire' to show, off hi������  '7 mastery/over the :ahimals "ana,"'cursing  ;* '.and swearing'at them, puts'them through  their" paces* witho'iitrlet'up  THE WIDE'WORLD.  Interesting   "Little   Facts   Gathered  From  the Corners -of  This IJijj  Kurth���������  1     i-"eep Into *Manv Lands.  London consumes 11 toris of salt  a day. ,  ���������  ���������   There arc '72 places named Newton  in England. ,    .  Jn. the German army nearly 10,000  carrier pigeons  are used. \ ,  Alexandria , possesses the laigest  artificial harbor in the norld.  Out of 16,300 islands 111 the . Indian Ocean, only '370 are inhabited. / ��������� .    ,  Paris has, 14.9 brigades of scavengers, in all"2,000 men nnd 6^0 women. L      ' r  ��������� At present each 1,100,000 tons   of  coal raised costs one human life.      '  In   1.801   London had only, 959.000  people,      Liverpool      ,82,000,        and  .Brighton 7,000.        <  ��������� ''        '  The average depth .>f the Irish Sea  is 240 feet," of Lhe English. Channel  110 feet.     T     '       '  -   ���������'"  You can take, out a. patent iii Belgium for i������5, in Franco for ,������10, in  Ilussia for  ������.19'. , - /  ' - Every English parish with a population' of over 300 is obliged to elect  a parish council. -  The French' Legiont   of jlonor   ,is  thc'Tjiggest order of*"m.erit.   -It numbers Go,000 members.  Buffaloes are found at the height  ''of 12,000 feet on t'he' African mountains of ICilima ,Njaro.  The-Argentine "Republic 'is oficiing  special inducements to encourage im-  migratipiii from, Japan. ' . 7 <>.,  South Australia, sixteen times as  'big as England, has '" a population  only- eouar to that _pfvXeeds. ' ',/  ,Mn 'Bohemia 63. nobles own tbe-bulk  of the country ."'None of their-estates  are less than' 12,000 ,acres.1 _'. , -��������� .  ���������Russian law allows a' j-ian ito marry. 1 only four, times;r 'end^be "must  marry-before eighty or "tot'iit, all: \  ���������..Wheat, rye ,and turnip' crops', ai-e'  decreasing in England; ' barley, oats,  and potatoes' are 'increasing.* ? ^ ^  "7Italy's convictions *are 230 per  100,000 '''population, a world's' record. Singapore comes next <-withu.  228\   * r    -,      . ' ��������� , .,*".;*.,"/  "Close on 42,000,000 oysters,' valued at > over ������147,000, were landed  7on Great Britain's 'coasts.last year.'  ,Britain's colonies, including India,-  have 256,000,000' people, six times  the 'population -of - the United -Kingdom. ' -, <V|''  ���������' Norway,, Scrviai Greece pnd ;iBulr,  garia'arothe only -European hutions  whiplv-have but one, house >f yarlia-  ment--' ^ ' 7-   . '        .-"    ,     '.'"'*''  '--, The spectroscope, ,by the aid of  which' we ��������� are able to tell what the  sun is made "of,  was '   invented1;* iii  i$59V ; '*"���������'-/\ 7 >\ .--."* -,.."*  About 1,100, men are employed , by  tHe/Bank of;England,  and^their^salr  -aries'amount',to nearly cL300,000. ^a  ���������year.-.-j      \   -, *.���������..'*','���������"'".  In iron-making 40,000,000, tons' of  UP FROM THE RANKS  A LONG JOURNEY FOR THE MAN WHO  STARTS AS A PRIVATE.'  fOt  ENGLISH  SPARROWS.  "Few    British     Privates    "Ever    Attain   a  ���������    Hlgrher Cbmmiabion Than Majoi���������*Sor*  Has   Ever   lteffun   the   Xoilsoiue   Way'  and Completed It With Field->Iart>h:il  ���������The Steps in tlie.CpivUrd. Career.       ,  Every," ani-  ' .��������� mal knows when he is being overworked, I coal ayear^is used in JDnglaad   and  '" and-'there',is nothing he resents more* bit-    America,     20,000,000   oy ���������>   Ciermany  Kv  M  i'  !  I  ti 1  J  % .-  ���������j  1  terly.v .The animals .endure 'being 'put  , upon' for a time;j:hen the first-thing the  trainer knows one- of them'has him  piuned, -and if !he gets out alive it is  more than he deserves.  "One must 'hear constantly in mind  the possible effect of his course of action  upon the animals he is handling and tho  ^construction which their reasoning or instinct, or whatever you choose to call it  is likely to put upon his acts.  ."I had a seyere illustration of that in  Kansas City. Owing to an error on the  ��������� part of the workmen Mine. Pianska's  large cage was misplaced, and I found  that her lions would have to'perform in  a similar one. This change'of stage setting is one of the things that performing  animals particularly^hate, and she had a  good deal.of trouble.  "Finally she got them all working in  the smaller cage except one lioness, usually a   good- subject,   who chanced  to  be  sulky that day.    Coaxing wouldn't move  ber, so.i was appealed to and went into  the cage.   After some difficulty I got her  majesty to go over her jumps all  right,  ������nd I kept her hustling around the rim?  pretty lively to take some of the temper  out of her.  "In my hand I held a riding whip, and  v -"Sust for a flourish 1 tapped it smartly on  the ground.    There was no sense in the  action,   and   if   1   had   thought   twice. I  wouldn't have done it. Twenty feet away  from me, near Mme. Pianka. the lioness'  mat(j   was   standing,   watching   me   with  dubious eyes.    Probably he thought when  I tapped the whip on the ground that 1  was  laying  it ou   the lioness.    Anyway  he covered the 20 feet in one bouud aud  pinned me through the fleshy part of the  thigh.  "Down I went. The lion picked me up  nnd carried me over to Mme. Pianka for  her approval. She had in her hand the  revolver which she uses in her act. and  she lired the blank charge close to the  lion's ear. at the same time catching him  . around the neck. .  "That was one of the poses in his act,  nnd fortunately it caught his mind, and  the force of habit brought him to instant  obedience. He relaxed.his hold; giving  me a chance to get to my feet, and. I ran  him around the cage three or. four times  Dust to show him I was still master' and  then went to bed. The teeth hadn't  touched the bone, and 1 was up and  around in three weeks. By the way,  there is nothing in that theory that a  lion's bite is poisonous. ' I have been bitten seven times by felines, and the  wounds have always healed without any  and France. ' -   ,  Out of the'    5}601,219 who attend  ^school,   144,063 English cb.ldren under fourteen years of age  are ,wage-  earners. . '  'The Nile is noted for the vr.riety of'  its fish. An expedition sent by the  British Museum brought home 9,000  specimens.  Dewsbiiry has the highest rates of  any town in England ��������� Ss. 6d. ' in  the-pound.' Lancaster,-3s. 8d. in the  pound,   is "the lowest.  Powers ot Jixample.  At the close of a large temperance  meeting, a man well known in the  neighborhood as a notorious drunkard, was asked to-sign the pledge  -and make a fz*esh start in life- He  .was a great, powerful man, and as  he 'doggedly- objected he-looked quite  formidable.  "L will sign the pledge if you will,"  said a gentle voice ut his > xle..  He turned' quickly round r.ad saw  a frail looking little >;oain with  earnest, tearful eyes.  "I'll sign if you will," she repeated. "I'know it's hard for you, but  it may be easier if wc both sign 'together, and then we can help each  other to keep the pledge. Come, let  us get our cards," ,and stepping up  to the table she signed the pledge,  and then held out the pen to him.  Impressed by the intense earnestness of her manner, and drawn by  force of her example, the man came  forward and a minute later went  down the hall with his pledge card  in his hand.  Sultan Objeuts to Iiicjcles.  The Sultan of Turkey objects  Dicycle races,     not    because    he  afraid of anyone getting hurt,  because he    fears he may get;  to  is  but  hurt  Her Inference.  He was thoroughly happy when he entered the front door with a package in  his hand and exclaimed:  . "I've got something here for the woman I love better than all the world!"  "John," she said sadly,-"J-don't object  to extravagance ordinarily, but! I do object to you buying expensive presents for  the cook."  But, then, you see, she judged him by  his   appetite,  Times.  himself. Crowds are not welcome in  ' thb neighborhood of his sacred . person. When a number of people r.i'e  gathered .together it becomes a riot,  and they make it easier for the caliph's subjects to, conspire together  aind, perhaps, to arango attempts  against their sovereign's Un-.. This  feeling on the part of the Turkish  authorities has acquired fresh " energy since, the ..assassination of, ���������King.  Humbert. Further , race's ' in Constantinople have, . therefore,.. been forbidden by the police.  Just as Bad.  Educated Egyptian���������You have no  ���������wonderful hieroglyphics in your country, sir; no mysterious inscriptions, no  undecipherable relics of an ancient literature whose secrets the wise men of  \.he ��������� world have, tried for ages to discover.  Tourist���������No, we haven't any of those  not   his   heart. ��������� Denver    things, but (brightening up) we've got  our "railway guicles."--Lonclon Fun.  ,The man who starts at the bottom  rung of the army ladder with- the intention of climbing to* the top has in  front of him a long journey. Indeed,  so long is it that up till now no soldier has accomplished "it in ,its entirety. In other words, no 'Briton,  living or 'dead, ' has been endowed  with sirilicient vim, 'grit and' luck to  start as 'a private and end  a    Held  ���������marshal.    '     The first step, which  the budding major-general-takes .when  emerging irom his,original status 'of  full private is to lance corp'oral-.-'The  life  of a      lance   corporal, is (not     a  happy     one.    'Indeed; . so :.-liiUe rest  does he gut that.he is popularly supposed     to   sleep   with  one  eye  open.  He  is  at every'one's  beck  and call;  his duties arc novel and trying', and,  worst( of all,,' his late, comrades keep  a Jceen eye on his movements,     and  are  not  slow  to  remind  him  of   any,  lapses.     Jn some  corps" 95 per  cent.  of   all  lance  corporals   appointed'revert "sooner  or  later-to  the rank:'of  private.     Those who survive the-or-  fdeal are in duo'course promoted    to  corporal,   ' wear,, 'two  white'cotton  stripes  on  the  arm  instead' of '������������������ one,  and receive a higher "ratle of, pay/   A  corporal" is regarded'as 1 airly on .the,  road'to regiiiental .success, 'and   the1"'  duties that lall/to'his lot* are'neither so1 rwearisome nor Tso .multifarious  as-formerly.    .,*'','  "( ' ' .'   r    ,    '   ���������,  .   The next step���������that, to-lance   , ser-  geant-^is,  like the iirst an  "appointment,," not a promotion.    This is. a,  distinction/-with-'a, difference.        A'  commanding oflicer can order ra lance  corporal   to: revert %to  private,     and  he, forthwith reverts.'uSo,   also,     he-  can m the saihc way deprive a lance  sergeant' of his  lance" stripe\and -bid  him revert to corporal oor a sergeant,  but. .he cannot /degrade a corporal  or  a,sergeant; for ihese are promotions  to-  actual .ranks;'* and;   once - confer-'  red,      can   only' be , taken, away *��������� by  sentence   ���������,of'court-martial.'    'After  serving his probation as. lance  ' sergeant for   a  period_-varying  between  two 'or tnre'e months and a-couple of  years,   the  rising  young   "non-com.";  finds himself one day-"in orders" for  hisi gold    ' stripes,   which1'is 'to, say,  he is-promoted full sergeant.    He is,  now un-important" unit in- thatigreat  family, " the regiment, and takes;   a  more- 'or! less prominent'"ipart, in*, the  social life that centres/round .tlie sergeants'/mess.- 'It is,  however,"-    conceded on all hands that the 'man who  marries    " while      yet *a- mere ''.'non-  com., " forfeits  all future hopes of a  combatant commission,  so   our  typical, ranker  resists ithe  blandishments  of the    fair      daughters  of the regiment,    sticks     tight to his bachelor  quarters  and  in  due  course  becomes  color  sergeant      From   among  the  eight  color sergeants  of a    battalion is selected,  as a general rule,  the   regimental   sergeant-major,,    the  chiefs   non-commissioned oflicer,of     a  corps,      and  the  man,   who,-in  conjunction with  the adjutant,  is main-'  ly      responsible for  the maintenance  of that strict internal discipline without which a regiment is worse   tha,n  useless as a lighting machine.   In his  own realm the sergeant-major is absolute. ���������- The,   next step,  that    from  sergeant-major   to  second  lieutenant,  is tbe most important of all,  for it  is here that    tbe soldier passes  that  mysterious      barrier  which separates  the non-commissioned from the commissioned ranks.     To  many,   too,  it,  is a  terrible  trial,  for  it  is  the cus-'  torn nowadays to gazette the newly-  fledged officer to some regiment other  than1 his   own.    *As  major     most  rankers  finish   their   services;   but    a  few,   a very  few,   add  a star to the  crown upon  the shoulder "straps and  become       lieutenant-colonels;      fewer  still become full colonels, while those  who  have  actually served   as  major-  generals  can  be   counted  on   the  fingers  of one hand.  One word Jn conclusion as to the  pay of the higher commissioned  ranks of tho service. The figures  given are approximately correct, but  thero are^ numerous extra payments  ���������or '"allowances," as they are teim-  ed in army parlance;���������which occasionally more than double the nominal  daily rate. Thus, in time of peace  a colonel may be drawing forage allowance, ' fuel and light allowance,  lodging': allowance, the allowance in  lieu of rations, etc., while in ' .time  of war inahy'more similar "extras"  are tacked  on: .  d.  0 a day  3 a day  8 a day  0 a day  4 a day  0 a day  0 a day  3 a day  6 a day  7 a day  0 a day  0 a day  0 a day  0 a day  0 a day  5  010 a day  8   G   0 a day  10   0   (3 a day  ���������South   African  Magazine.  ates   at   Wliicli   Tliese   Birds   Wert  Imported Into This Country.  I have been asked several times lately at what* date the common English  sparrows were imported into the United States and by whom.  ' It, seems that the first attempt was  made in 1S5S by a private citiz-en of  Portland, Me. In the fall of that year  he liberated-six sparrows, and they immediately made themselves at home  in his garden and outbuildings. For a  few years these birds and ,their descendants were seen in and about the  town in small squads. .These birds  multiplied until in the winter of 1S71  a flock of them appeared in every nearby, town,.thus showing their tendency  to spread over adjoining territory.  ��������� About 1SG0 12 birds were imported  and/liberated near Madison .square,  New York city, and this "was repeated  for several seasons. .  In 1SG4 the commissioners of New  York liberated 14 birds in Central park.  About this time'numerous'persons returning from abroad ' brought a few  birds home and set them at liberty in  and about Jersey City. '      ,   '  The'craze, for importing these birds  spread^ and' In 1SG8 the' city government of Boston imported a great number.' But tbe birds had not been,carefully handled, and they did not thrive,  and others were -brought over. The  birds which survived from these various' importations were carefully fed'  and'.looked after- by the city government. ' ' " ��������� >'���������',/. - . ' * [  In 18G9 a thousand were - imported  arid liberated in^th'e city of ,Philadel-  phia, and -soon the birds' spread over  all adjacent ���������territo-ry.'" f'   v "    v  About this time the* Smithsonian institution became interested in bringing  'these birds to this country, so they-imported 300, but most of them.died. lb  'lS71f-the same institution brought over  another lot, and they were-successfully  "cared,for. ,   : ���������  - .From this it is seen'that the birds  have started from a number of points  and were not one or two importations  to-New York,"as is usually supposed.  HARVEST- OF THESE.  IMPORTANCE   OF   THE   FISHING  DUSTRY OF THE DOMINION-  IM-  fit  'i  n  Our Eastern Sea Coast Covers 5, COO "5Iire������>  ��������� While   British   Columbia    Has   a ,Sea  Coast   of 7.1S0 .Miles-Great   Value-of  the Total Catcli of l?ish I'rom ,tho Sea.  J   c (  Stated, in Figrurcb.  -   The      importance, of the  Canadian?1  fishing     industry 'can be realized    in  the  inland Provinces -only by a'per-.  ,usal of. the statistical record  of production   and   exports  from.' year - to-.*  year.     The eastern  sea  coast     from.  ,the Bay of Fundy to the Straits   of* -  Belle Jslc covers a distance of rj���������Q>00\  STOVES.v   *   '  Owing,to the'mildness of the climate^  In Portugal heating stoves are' rarely  used jn that country.^  Heating and cooking stoves are both  used bythie upper classes in Greece,  but the ibwer.tclasses still live without  using either. &"J ' ,, - ' '7 \ \ 1  -Very.few heating and cooking stoves  are'used in'Paraguay. All, the houses  haye brick stoves built in them;"so that  riroii sto~ves~have little or no sale."' - ���������--  , Stoves made of ;tiling are' in general  use in Austria. ' They are,said to be superior to iron stoves on account of tbe  great economy of fuel possible by their  use.' -  Thero is in the Mediterranean countries a widespread prejudicejagainst all  'artificial heat, and consequently not  more than one house in sis is ever heated during tbe winter time.  . Iron cooking stoves 'are almost an  unknown luxury among the people 'of  South America aud the West Indies.  They still cook in open fireplaces and  by other primitive methods.  The cooking stove, as it is known in  the United States, does very little service in France. A few are in use in the  country, but in most farmhouses the  cooking is done in a large open fireplace. In the cities a furnace is built  iu the small kitchen.  Hank. '."'..���������  .'���������Private   .......  l;anco corporal  Corporal   ...7..  '"Lance' sergeant  Sergeant   ......  Color sergeant  Sergeant-major  Sec.   lieutenant 4  Lieutenant  Captain   . ...���������....,  Major   Lieiit.-Colonel -.  Colonel  ........  Brig.-Gcheral ..  Major-General '.  Lieut-General  .  General'   Field marshal  .  ������  s.  . > ��������� ���������  0  1  ....  0  1  #.������ ��������� ���������  0  1  ������ ��������� . ���������  0  2  ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  0  2  . . . .  0  3  . . .,-  0  5  . . ������ .  0  5  Gd.  0  7  . . ��������� ���������  Oil  13s.  (1 -  7-  ��������� ��������� ��������� *  038  ��������� ��������� . ���������  2  0  . . - ���������  210  . ��������� . .  3  0  Paying the Landlord.  The  proprietor  of  one  of  the  new  apartment  houses  near  Fifth  avenue  has paid  a  rather heavy penalty  for  having a cartoonist as one of his tenants.   The artist wanted some changes  made in the  decoration of his apartment, and tbe  proprietor declined  to  make them.    The proprietor's features  are   pronounced,   and   he  wears  long,  flowing side whiskers.    His face, distorted   to  Guit   the  cartoonist's  fancy,  has appeared nearly every week in one  of tbe comic  papers.    Sometimes the  proprietor   figures  as  the   villain  and  again as the countryman who is bunkoed every week in the pages of this  publication.     The  cartoonist  lets   the  whiskers   grow- from   week   to   week;  then, just as his victim imagines that  they will grow so long that bis friend  will not recognize him, the artist trims  the whiskers down again.   The proprietor of the apartment house has concluded that the only, way in which he  can get even with the cartoonist is to  put in a bill for services as model.  Reasoning by Analogry.  Mr. Bronston���������Mr. and Mrs. Upton  both had on new suits in church today.  Mrs. Upton's dress was tailor made.  Mrs. Bronston���������Huh! ' How 'do you  know it was tailor made?  Mr! Bronston���������Because Mr. Upton's  clothes were, ready made.���������New York  Weeklr.  miles,      and  British   Columbia",   with..  its multitude of bays 'and mountain-'  ous'    islands, has a sea coast of 7,~  ISO   miles, and a salt-water, irushore-  area,   not    including    minor  ind'enta-/1  tions,   of      1,500  square miles.-,'Ac���������. -  cording   - to 1    returns  furnished  the:  Marine ;   and    Fisheries  Department,,  the total catch last year was valuedJ  at ������21,891,706/    Nova Scotia takes,  the lead among" the Provinces, ' witha   '  a  catch valued  at  $7,347,601;    Bri-  ^  tish   Columbia     makes a record    of ,"  55,214,074; New/Brunswick,' $4,119,-   ?  891;   Ontario,   *- Sl',590,447;   Quebec," ,  $1,953-,136;,    Prince Edward Island, "*.  $1,043,645,   and-Manitoba  and, the"  Northwest      Territories,  ... ������622,911: ���������"'"  The Maritime "Provinces fisheries,find ,r,r  their  chief markets'in Great <-Bfitaihv$.,',  and the United States, while" a larg-K'i  er proportion,of the British  Colum-^, ,.  bia catch' is marketed 'in'the 'Domin-*.   '  ion.^    Nova Scotia exported'tc   the-/~\  value',   of ' 85,007,798,  which -record<���������',/  included a considerable' quantity,*   ot ��������� k-  ,the New Brunswick' catch/.- which .wasV ".  shipped    ..from ��������� Nova'Scotian pprts.^  The- export record of British' Golum-M '���������>.  bia,'  -.was'S3,44.3,037,  and-the total?  export    from all the Provinces    was-i'   '  $11,169,083. -'Of this' important line- "''  of''export"  '  Great  Britain, .took t$4,-"  071,136*    worth,;    and /-the United'*'������ *;  States1 was- the ''next  best*V.nstomef,  with a record    of -1������3,688,935/ 'Ex-   J  ports  to  the'1 British West- Indies ^aggregated ������957,'958; to France,-' ������526,-'' -,  187;  to '   Brazil,  ������427,732;'to rCuba^'  ,*'  ������326,413, .- and  to Australia,- ������203,-' ' *  444.    These figures show that'fisher-  'ies is among the most important\in- _   ������  dustries of the Dominion, and its iin-"; '  portance is not lessened by the^ab-}. Sj  sencet    of     great employing corpora- -<��������� -  tions with tabulated .wage bills.--    J'V"  - Theanen who fish'on a sailing.yes-, (1   '*  sel ^ or small' boat for Wshare 'of ,the'l' ,/''  'catch-are employes in a useful indus-f'";;."  try,   quite as-active in "wealth " pro-^  duction'as the workers' m/a "mine '^or-'  17  factory.  _ The .record, of' development.' ' 'J  shows a gradual increase*inrthe catch'-' "'���������  from ������6,577,391- in 1870, to close, oiut;-.{  twenty-two . millions," last"'year.']! Ac-/ "/  cording -^  to       statistics,    published*.,., "/  in    'The'    .Labor(     Gazette,    /t there"  are <���������     32]741      men      employed    "im     -  fishing     and     fish-canning    in   Nova    ',,  Scotia,      18,145,    in,'   New -Brunswick,'     7,929  in  Prince Edward    Island,  16,041 in Quebec, 2,430 in On-,  tario,     20,246   in British' Columbia,     , "  and      1,039     in     Manitoba and the  Northwest  Territories.     The   method  of remunerating fishermen  varies    in  different localities  and  among differ- .  ent firms and vessel owners, but they,  have in all classes'a direct   interest  in the.catch.        In British Columbia  they      are paid from 6 cents 10  ,30  cents,    for      each    salmon,   the price  varying according to   the  abundance  of the fish, and on the Atlantic coast  it is customary for the vessel owners.   ������  to  share with" the men in   the    proceeds of each season's catch.    In the-  British      Columbia   sealing   industry  there were 27 vessels employed    last,  year, manned by 213 whites and 58T  Indians.    There were also  68    boats,  and 285 canoes, and the total catch  was 35,346    skins.    The fresh water  area of the great lakes belonging to  Canada is 72,700 square miles,    and  it  is      reasonable to  expect  a much  greater hardest than at present from  this  source  of wealth  when  the  systematic policy of restocking instituted by  the Ontario  Government    has.  had time to develop.  Canada's New Biological Laboratory.  The new Biological Laboratory, for  conducting  researches    into   fish    lifo  in the inland waters of Canada, will  be located on an   island off the east  shore  of      Georgian Bay,,  about     20  miles  from  Midland.     On  the  mainland,  close      at hand,  is the holiday  abode of the Madawaski Club, an organization formed   of scientists  from  Toronto      University.     These gentlemen will carry on the work at    tho  laboratory,   under   conditions   to   be  drawn      up   by Prof.   Prince  of    tho  Fisheries Department.     Near the site,  of the laboratory is a small enclosed  lake,      adapted     to   the  breeding  of  black bass and pickerel.    A meteorological observatory,, ten feet by four-,  tech feet, will be one of the best features of the station.    The laboratory ,  itself will be 14 by 14 feet, and there  will  be a tank-rooin and fish hatch-,  ery 14 feet by 20 feet.  it  tf-M  ������������������ * '-''��������� f  ���������'i  -r jn'  v,-  -Sri  V  ,-,'.' r  "    ' ������������������>'   ���������������>>���������  rw k.'. .V'fc!  '��������� ''"<''-������  - .." 'Ai  ���������*,*  * Vim .*  ���������'    i -l,rvl  ���������#-.  ..���������>/ *w>'n  ������������������" '7-'~i77\*r\  ���������-���������-,-;> VST  ������������������ vv.v;'  v i, ���������. 'rvy.|  * t      ~������>J4\ I  . )   .<������������.* ii I  ;"-,rV'^i  -     '   v ������������������ It V ���������  ������',-.; t '4  !' ,"'-4:'?Cf  :'"��������� v^M  '...'- >*^l I  -������J|  Mushrooms are said to contain more  nmirishmeut than any other vegetable  "iubstance.  Boston Noodles.  Mr. Noodle���������The doctors say he is fatally hurt. ',.'���������'.���������  Mrs. Noodle���������But what chance is there  for him to live*?  Mr. Noodle���������That's what I wanted to  know, and they told me his recovery was  impossible.       ���������  Mrs. Noodle���������Yes, I understand, but is  he going to die? That's what I want to  know.  Mr. Noodle���������The doctors didn't say  anything1 about that.���������Boston Transcript.  Comets of the Past "Century.  During the nineteenth century 235  new comets were discovered as against  02 in the eighteenth century. Tbe-  nineteenth century also beheld a greater number of largo and brilliant comets than did its predecessor. The finest  of these were the comets of 1S11, 1843.  1S5S, 1SS1 and 1S82. In the year 1S0O  only' one periodical comet was known,  Halley's. Now- many are known, of  which at least 17 have boon seen at  more than oue return to perihelion. -������*.   7 * t  *',  h -  I if  g  I SI  I?-  ft  AN ENJOYABLE EIDE.  BABY  IS TAKEN    FOR   AN   AIRiNG  THE  COUNTRY.  IN  ,      CORN   FOR  THE SILO.  A WroiiK Theory���������Yon Will Tsilce tint  - tlie Siime Value You Put In.  The more corn there is put into, the  silo the greater will be the value of the  'product removed from the silo. There  is a popular notion that the ensilaging  of corn adds something to its, value  which is not contained In the original  material. This notion , is wrong, and  the greater the feed value of the product put into the silo the greater will be  the value of the ensilage. Corn.should  be planted for the silo but little if any  CORN PLANTED, FOR TIIE SILO  thicker on the ground than it should be  planted where the object is to produce  grain.' Corn'is distinctively a, sun plant,  and if it is so thickly seeded that the  sun cannot reach all parts cf the grow-  ;'lng; plant there is'produced a product  which Is lacking in digestibility and  .which Is not relished by farm stock.  A few years ago. some experiments  ���������were conducted by the Cornell exprri-  _ ment station, the objectdicing to deter-'  inine'whati method   of, planting  corn  ^produced greatest. food value. ' Cert :i in  plats were-drilled in thickly so that nc ,  iears would develop,  other plats  were ,  , 'planted, with the rows 40, inches apart  - and '���������with tbe plants close together in  thp row, and other plats were planted  ' In hillfi-from 3 to '6V-> t'yet apart.    While  .a larger quantity oi produce  was ol>-  - tallied ,per acre   where  tin- corn   was  '.drilled' in  thickly,  yet   It  coii*aim,d  a  -higher per cent of-moisture ami was de-'  ik-ient in protein and iu fat.  While the- money 'Value of tbe broad-  , casted corn is not very different from  "the value cf thnt'"grown on the other  *piat, this estimate does not take into  "a<-count, tlit*'digestibility of tho various  products."  The  variety of corn  which shall  bo  planted'must be determined somrwhaf  by-local   conditions.     In  <entralf'~Now  -York the.Pride of tbe North givos^very  "patisfactory results.    Whafrvi-r var-\ty  'is selected it should bo one whh-lj sbaM  "approach   maturity  iu^lore  fro.-a.    'The  man who plants so thickly that lie riii������  "It  with  the reaper is wureiv I'-iilinc  to  xget  best  remilrs. says .Country  (Jenrle-  /uian in conclusion to the foregoing ad  Vice.  Nltrogrn Ik a ^IfTEcfeer."  In Its natural state nitrogen Is a gas. <���������  It does not combine well with most -  other substances. Thus it makes the  powerful or "kicking" part of most ex-  {���������losives, as it gets away from a combination as quickly as pofsiblp. In fertilizers it must be combined with other  pi: Instances in order to be useful, and  ammonia Is a combination of nitro-  gfii with another gas called hydrogen.  The hydrogen bangs on to the nitrogen  *>*,! holds, it in place and foi-m. It  takes three parts of hydrogen to bold  one part of nitrogen, and this proportion is always found in ammonia. Nitrogen weighs ,14 times as much as hydrogen. Therefore, says Rural Now  Yorker, in one pound of ammonia there  will be fourteeu-fieventeonths^ 82.35 P'*r  cent, or 13.17 ounces, of nitrogen. You  should never buy fertilizer ou tbe basis  of its ammonia, but figure out the actual nitrogen.  ! A L.ea������Sln������r OMo  Stave Silo.  These silos are V2 feet in diameter by  SO feet bigb and are set G feet apart  ! and Inclosed as shown. The doors of  j the silos face each other in the Inclosed  j alley. They are filled from the wln-  i.'dows shown in the gables. They are  .-built of 2 by G Norway bill stuff dress-.  .jed'ori^a bevel to fit a 12 foot radius.   It  DOUBLE SILO.  takes 80 pieces of 2 by 6. 12 feet long,  and 80 2 by 0. 18 feet long, a total of  2.400 feet of Norway bill stuff, to build  one of these silos. It also takes about  100 pounds.of No. 9 steel wire, which  will make about 50 hoops, put on in  groups: shingled roof; the silos painted  three coats on outside and a coat of  raw linseed oil on the inside.���������Ohio  Farmer.  STic*h a Chance!  .ri������r->r"!e���������H";-f\  Reginald, you do it.    )  ':: ���������������������������''���������   the   heart.���������New   York   Eveuiu .  J ui.:. ~ji.i.  It Was on a Besmtifal Spring Day,  find WHile StaayliifV NsUnre t*>ia  Rpad of tlie E":������.nslly Inciuontsiily  Doex a Few Other Thing's.  "Of course, the baby must go." said  grandmother when I suggested the ride,  so that put me on the back sr-at as chief  cook and bottle washer.  The spring, is a delicious, fresh and'  sweet smelling time to go out to ride in  the country. lS I always plan to take the  air that way once or twice with my wife  whether I need it or not. for I love to see  the violets bloom, to hoar the chickadees  chick and soe the crow at his work helping the corn to come up. ���������  "Go up stairs," ah;o said the child's  grandmother, "and on the,left hand .side  of the top drawer of the chiffonier in  the blue room in a small box marked  'spoons' and tied with a pink cord you  will" find a nip"��������� Hut'I was off before  the word could be said. It wasn't there,  but, as I later found, was in the blue box'  tied with a white cord ou the right hand  side of the drawer in the red room.  "Now, run up while I hold the horse���������  whoa, sir; stand still���������aad bring down  the peppermint bottle and tho food."     '  I did that, and while I was at it I had  the forethought to get a few things.  i       I  had the curbing lined up with- para-  '���������  phernalia for about a"block, and to my  mind the expedition  was ready<��������� to start.  It looked like a trip 'to 'discover the north  v/~ pole.    I had the sterjlizer and the patent  ��������� 'food   warmer,   the   peppermint,   flagroot.  I' nutmeg,  camomile,   sugar  of  milk,   milk  of   magnopia,   anise,' limewater   and   hot  .   water bottles.  ! 'AMast we were. off. Flow beautiful is  spring, the pearl and tho rose,of the sea-  . sons, the dream-and the beatitude of life.  i the season that Jove rouimatided when  i he called for the gift of gilts, shimmor-  ! ing like an opal, tinted like'the breast of  the ,gray dove, bordered with pale violets, sprayed with all tho blossoms of the  early trees, gemmed with the gold of tho  dandelion, sung to by the thrushes, shot  through, with sun flashes nnd broken  rainbows.  "Will yon kindly, pass the, peppermint  ], and hold tho ownty wonty hoop<ie woop-  eie doantie darling for u momentV".'  Of course^ I would, for .'I Jove the  ppring. See tho chipmunk* on tho tree!  He knows that I and baby���������no. baby and  I���������are taking'a ride. He knows, tho little rascal does, that I am out giving the  hot water bottles and the food warmers  an airing. What a joy there is in a man  of a family going out with the drug store'  and grocery store attachment!  How his bosom swells and Ins pockets  bulco! How, bis head swells and'his  heart throbs with pride and anticipation!  How his��������� < '  u "Will you please pass the eenty wernty  , moosio woosie over here and give me her  food warmer?"   - ' ���������  Of course I will.'  " Sprins never was more radiant. The  sides of the carriage are all up. and "as I  sit in the'semidarkness amid odors of  anise I can see a team approach. It is a  roan horse, looking strangely familiar.  The' four young peoplo all recognize me  on the back seat guarding tho anticolic  drug.attachments, and thoy smile audibly. Sprinc is indeed beautiful! I never  took one^ of these rides that I enjoyed  more. It reminds me of the days of my  youth whpn we drove through those sylvan "-coneM and talked of nothing but violets and spring sonnets.  Our minister goes bv as we are hauled  up nt the roadside "Pleasant day." said  he.    "Out for an airing?"  "Yes." sajs I. "and I need it. Benuti  ful anticolic weather, ain't it?"  Really, one doesn't know what one  says on such occasions.  "Pass up the peppermint and the camomile���������now th" his hot water bottle.  Spring, spring, beautiful spring, you aro.  a criod thins! T>"nl you bring the alcohol  stove? ���������������(������. that's it. Now. yon just sot  it going and warm up the limowuter and  tho sugar and milk. Hello, here come  the. Smithhrowns. Well, they haven't  any little darling to take out. What a  lovelv day' How I love the country air!  I>-n'i it delicious?"  Oh. spring, spring���������a poem in a day. an  fennr, a second, a quiver of the eyelash!  See tho soft'clouds float and the diamond?  sparkle in every crystal of the river! We  ore off to tho country!  As we journey homeward I hoar the  agonizing cry, "Oid you bring the 'thermometer for testing the temperature of  tho baby's food?"  That was one of the thincs I forgot,  end so I Inrrup (ho horse, and we dash  Into town, and reach home just before the  Infant's pabulum reaches the.temperature  of i)7Vi' degrees F., n temperature that is  warranted to prevent a beautiful spring  pain.  Of all tho times in the world to ride in  order to drink In health there Is no other  time like spring. It lays bare the human  son) and touches chords that even now  vibrate in my memory. I love it. I intend to 'continue' it. but the next timo 1  mention it this spring will he some other  i-pring. when the chipmunks are gray  squirrels and when I can swap the anise  for 'peanuts and my daughter, (.Jod bless  her. can drive the "hossie."���������Lewiston  (XIe.) Journal.  ���������JoTjiJiay'si  Hrprnof. r  -Mamma -You   Invi    Ium-.i   a   nnnghty.  nii't-.-iity boy. .Ji bimy   a;������.i l-<h:i!i have to  ft-ll   \������nir papa  about' it   when-he-comes  h'.me tonight.  Johnny-  No   wonder  men   jret   tired  of  tln'ir wives when a woman bej.'M-   to ���������������>*���������  Hip about honn  l,-i-!i������nd steps  ri ransi-ript.  ��������� affairs  the  mordent   hei  into   the   house.��������� Boston  ' ' The Chernh'i  Btith.   '  "My wife didn't htuy but a week down  at her mother's."���������   ,  "Homed* I-r"       ,  "No. but her' younger sisters admired  our baby so much thev nearly washed ii  'to'pieces "���������Chicago Record Herald.     -  The ,Evil,of It.  < Dmnble'.ori -Fritter's chief fault is thai  his temper occasionally gets the best oi  him ' ������., ' ��������� ������  Flasher���������Very true, and that   wouldn't,  be so ha I if it didn't reveal the worttt O!  hiui.��������� Richmond' Dispatch.  Interested Mow.  J can- nut for a family tn>e, < '.���������.'  lint I o-iiuld likf  to'ktiovr  II ji7 unt '!���������!���������''!> Kin to me  iitaiUet Iu Hudaiu   /  -    -r-Uiladplphla Prei  BnttlneMN   Viewpoint.  First   Young   Doctor���������I   don't  measles am catching.   '  Second ;< Young   Doctor���������Oh.   but  are!  First Young Doctor���������Well, why don't  thoy catch? I've got ouly two cases so  far.���������Ohio State Journal. ''  believe  they  Refinement of Tortnre.  Do Wic-r.-���������Old fellow.' lam truly'sor-  ry for you. 'You seem to have married'a  tartar.      *-*v       -' ..'_'-,'.    /   ���������'-',���������  De' RigcK���������It is true.    But, then, she is  thy.'  M  beautiful niid^wer.I  Tie YV'iv-:*-��������� Ah. a sort ofvcreamof *ira  tar. ���������Harlem Life. ���������   *' '"..'  fiSBKMfi:  -* -r* sr  .-iSiJi.j-  TO T.JE 3JEA3F.  ��������� A rich lady cured'.cf her T>fif-  ness and Noines in the Head hy  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 lo his' Institute, t<o that tle.if people* unal>l*^U'  procure the Ear Drums* may have-  them free* Address No. 14517  The Nicholson 3 Institute; . 7������0  Eijrhth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.  Stenmi-hip Schedule Effective September 30ih. 1901.  NANAIMO COMOX   ROUTE.  S, S. "City of Nanaimo.'  Sails from Nanaimo, for fnion  Wharf, Comox and Way ports on  Wednesdays at 7 a.m.  Sails from Comox and Union  wharf for Nanaimo and way   ports  Thursdays at 8'a. m.  ������& S. THISTLE,"  Sails from Nanaimo for Unirn  wharf^and Comox direct on Thursdays at 10 a. m.  Sai]s from   Comox   and    Union  wharf for Nanaimo direct on Friday  at 6 p.m.  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  Traffic Manager  Henry's Nurseries  and Greenhousss  GREENHOUSE   PLANTS AT THE  LOWEST PRICES.  Bee Supplies,Seeds, and,  Fertilizers.  Agricultural   Implements,  Fruit  Baskets and Crates.  FruU and Ornamental Trees.  Bulb? for fall planting.  Catalogues free.  M. J. HENRY  3009 Westminster Road  VANCOUVER, B.  O  WHITE LABOR ONLY.  ii������ it sire we  PpesIi Lager Beep  i  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and    Porter.  THE BEST   IN  THE PROVINCE  A regard of $5.00 will he paid for information' leading ���������to  conviction of'J  persons wit holding or destroying any  kegs  belonging ,to  this  company  ���������'  'MENRY'7REIF,EL,   31anaf/er.[  ( '  Sportsmen!  BEFORE BUYING  ���������   A Gun,  ' Rifle/   ''  .-, Ammunition- -  Or anything in the  ( ,  Sporting, Line  CALL AND  SEE    '  OJi. FEGHKEK,,  OLCumberland.-  .;       ' '     7   ' ' 7 '   ���������  '������������������      "' '7 * ,t  He Can Save  You , Money l on all  ���������   ,*���������       Purchases. '   ���������  I  ASSESSMENT ACT AND PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  ���������Oomox District.  WE. WANT YOUPw  Job'priiitii]  SATI8FM0RT  WCKK,,  PRICES [1&  <?>  "KURTZ'S OWN  KURTZ'S PIONEER, or^>  KURTZ'S SPANISH BtidaSOM  tS^F'Ti eBf=*t iri   PC-   mid  made  ^ by'-Union Labor in       ���������   i  -Kii'rtz & Co's  Ipioneer (Bfciar iractorp,  Vancou ve'r.k. C.  Pop Sale!  Two  very  desirable  4-Roomed Cottages in  the best residential part  of Cumberland. Bar-,  gains. Owner leaving  the country. Bona fide  intending purchasers  apply at  *5   ' THIS OPPICE.  i������������������������^ij������.^������������������������^���������������������������#  Black Diamond Nursery  QUARTER WAY.Wellington Road  HUTGHEESON  A  FERRY.  NOTICE is hereby giv������u. in- accordance  with the Statutes, that Proviucial'  ktivunue Tux, aud all taxes levied' under.  ihtt Ash(-Hhiuei:t Act, are now fiue- for tlie'  year 1901 All the ahov'e-u&meri taxes.collect i I le v. iihin the Corr\f.x DiBtnct uie payable at my otiice. at lhe <Juurt Houie Cuui-  Wrlaud'. Assesyed tnxffl are collectible at  tbe following raleu, viz:-���������    ' , '  ',  If p.ud on or before June 30th, 1901:��������� ."  Thre> -fjflhe ot oue   j,er   cent,   uu Veal  propej-Ky.     ' ,   '-   .   -     ...    '((i;,.   ., ',_  IVo'aud   oneTbalf   per   cent,   on, Mbecbed  .value,of wild laud.'   * '���������" r ',   '  One-half o( oue per cent. ( on   personal;pro-'  periy.   ' ,  " -    - ���������    ������������������'''   '3'-J*'"':;, ������������������    r -\ ,  Upon ���������lien.excess of income������������������ ,,'. -.^ ���������, .'" ,-(  Class,A ���������0:i oucthou&aud dolhim and^r.ot'  exeeedii g ��������������������� rh>ii������a'iri dollarM.   oJ>e * prrvl  cent,   up   to   five   l<7-.u&aiid ( dollji������,,'aud L  tHOtper iftt.t. on thv ieti.uiitlti :'   ' .     ���������-    "Ij  Class.S ���������On ifen thouoai d do'lltir.. and uot  ,   exceedirg twenty, tiif-uhai.d ;dollari>,������<.ne-  , and oue-hiilf. per "cent... up to ten thoueaud i  dollar-    ai:,d^two and oi.e-half jjtrcerit. on  thr r, m. ndeV":   v/      .,/,,"."  Class (  ���������On twenty thouaand dollar^ aud  not excee'diiio; forfy thousand dollar^ u'o-  and oue-hKlf per ccni.upto twenty thbus-  - and dollai������, and thi ee ~ per  cent. .:��������� ou   the -  remainder :     '     '    7   \ '    ,���������_.    [" >, ^  Class D.���������On all others* in excess  "of forty 4  thousand dollar������i;;.tbree per" cent; *-t������p - to^"l  ,- forty thousand   dollara,   and   tbroa. and'  one-half per cent, on the remaindur',_  If paid on or after isfJuly, 1901:���������.v^'".  Four-fifths of one per cunt.oureal property.  , Threeperreent.   on the > aWautd   value   of  ,"i_wild land.'    .t^^.  *.*.,-;'.���������   , ��������� " -       '7  Three-quarters of one per oent. on pereonali'  7 ��������������������������� property.' -    -*' .    ]   '��������� -'J, " v "  -On *o much of the income of any'liofsbn   as J  exceeds one tboUHj.'ird.dolliiiH,^ir^1,nicoid-  , - ance witu*> tho  foliiiMtig .class;ticaiion-';  -.upon  such  cicuBs   the' rates i shall    be*, a  '  name I) :���������r< "     "r";   , :,/ -"-* ,*     ������'\ ;\  1 lash A ���������O.i ono thi'-nsnnd dollurat, a.vJ u.<k  txcci-ding fen'j.ho������hai:d'doll:*rp, "one   kird j.  oiu-half  per-"o������*in. J-'up 'to   hie   tifoiiisKnd'^l  >   co.l-iB, <a d two ;iri������i    one-half   per  veul.*  .-- on 'lit r<'iiiH>n<ler:  "--'   '- * .-������ ^   ,*-".-^i  (..'lass B-^On tr!i'tl.������msat:d do'lan/iuid nut>^  (excei^i'iig,,ucVniy ^hviinand ,do)Urn,   two  per ce -t. up to tt'is tnous.������ud   nollars,, a������d,|jl  thr������e jj������-r cent: on the  remainder :"     , ���������'  '{I  Class (J ���������On tyrVuty thousand dollais',' ui.d '���������  not. ex������e������diriyf  forty    thousand " dollaie,  threi; per   cent.'   up   t.) "tw������nty   thousand'  dollars, and three aad one-half  per  cent.  on the rouiainder :  Class D ���������On all others in exoebi*  -of  forty  thousand dolLrs, thr e and   one-half   per jl  cent, up to forty  thousand   ddlais,   aud  four per cent on the   remaiu<ier.  Provincial Revenue Trx  $3' per capita.  JOHN BA1RO,  Assessor and Collf-etor.  Cumbt-rland, B. C, 11th January, 1������01  'Mv22  (K������VERNMENT.      DISTRIBUTION j  L    OF STUMPING POWDER,  20,00O Truit Trees to   choose   from;  Large Assortment of Ornamental  Trees,   Shrubs   and   Evergraeens  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  ������12to P. O. BOX.  190.  WANTED���������Capable, reliable   per-  t  son in every   county   to  represent-  ���������large company of solid financial  reputation; $936 salary per year  payable weekly; $3 per day absolutely sure and all expenses;  straight, bona-fide, lennite salary  no comnrssion; salary jpaid each  Saturday and expense money advanced each week. Standard  House, 334 Dearborn, St, Chicago.  Farmers desirous of' being supplied A  with Blasting Powder at cost'1 price for ^1  clearing-land c;in obtain blank forms of |  requisiticn from the Secretaries of the  Farmers Institutes : -       ' '  Henry Hills,   Secretary   Farmers'  In-[  stitute, Allieini. '- .   (  . A. Halliday, Comox, Sand wick.  H. De M Mellin, Cowichan, Somenos.  John Stewart, Nanaimo-Cedar, Starks ,1  Crossing, Nanaimo. i '    _       /  J   H.  Smart,    Motchosin,    Motchobin.-I  C. K. King, Victoria, Cedar Hill. 'I  E: Walter, Islands, Ganges   Harbor.      ^  E. A. Brown, Delta, Ladner. ''������  H. Bo:>e, Surrey. Surrey Centre.  A. H. P. Matthew.  Langlry,   Langely.  '  Alex. Philip,  Richmond,  Vancouver.  A. M. Verchere, Mission, Mission City,  n  G. W. Chadsev, Cliilfiwack, Chilliwack. /I  Wm  Green, Kent, Agassiz..,       - (f  J.M. Webster, Maple Ridge,Webster'si 1  Comers.;  John Ball, Matsqui, Abbotsford; (i  A. .H." Crichton,   Obcyoo:-., Kelowna.     /'.I  W. P. -Horsley,   Spallumcheen,   Arm  strong.  VS. M,   McGuire, Salmon Arm, Salmoit'|J  Arm.:'.  J. W. Smith, Kamloops, Kam oops.        /J  H. Percy Hodges, Okanagan, Vernon. \j  Department   of Agriculture,   Victoria,  |������i  B. U. May 8th, ���������x'901.  J. R. ANDERSON,  Deputy Minister of Agricultnre  CORPORATION OFTHE  GITT Of GUIBERLilD  i  1  All owners of cows in Cumber  land and Union are requested to si  remove the bells, or proceedings/^  will be taken to prevent them run- I  ning at large. i  By order,  LAWRENCE W. NUNNS,  b4 City Clerk.  CumberJand, B.C., 28th Aug. 1901.  A  ran ^.,r.,.,,...*f  THE  CUMBERLAND   NEWS  , Issued Every  Wednesday.^  ^      W. B. ANDERSON,       -     - EDIT0K  i\ The columns of The News are open to all  ���������^    who wish to express therein views on matt-  )   eraof public interest.    '  While we do nnt hold ourselves  rospomi  ifc     hie for the utterances of correspondents, w<  reserve ������������������ the r-ghs    of .declining   to  ineer -  ifi     eomtnunicatioriH unnecessarily personally.  WEDNESDAY,  i  vOOT..  16,  1901.  r  1   ,  -  {  f  |V,   ,Rk 'COAL MINES REGULATION ACT.  M  EXAMINATION   FOB    CkRTIFICATE   OS"    C'OM*  FBTBNCy. <  NOTICE is hereby given that an Exarnni  atiuv for   CVrti'icafcea1  <of/Gomwefcenoy    a  Managers if Mines will bo held  on   the   1  fli r (Ivy of August,  1901, at the   Court   llou&(,  \ r    Nf-naimo, B'C ,  ������nd at Forma, B.C.  "-      i r;Canuidrtte������,'iint undnr twaniy-throer>eai-  ������������������ of &>if, dvairoua'uf m enctitiug tiiesnnelve   f  |iPf     (xnrnintMon, mutt deliver to   Mr./ Theu������i-  Ii   w"Morgan, Chairman of Board pf   Examine*i,  i?f s ..Niua'nr.o, ou or bt-fure tho 15th 'day     Julv.  ^ '. 1901, notice of such intectioL, ���������   iu.writing;,  together *nth a certificate of uervice ' - frou  i-^'their lorn *r, or prrcent fcirpjcjei*. testify-  f   ^ing to at luiut'twi' years' experience   nudei-  1 ���������'--'. **-'���������-.       -������.      . -���������       - - -    ..  &*;     gromid.    * r's   J  9\ - j't-Tni" examiratinTjuvi!] he,   in    writing an*'  if  -twill iBoi-'de'the following nubjeofcn viz;:-.  -v"r ^l:*-*Mininjr Vcta and rules. '���������      ������������������   '  "'7    2" Mine Gases.-  ' ""'".   " '  '  ;;;  S   General Work; '-".-���������  .,   ^;-4 ' V������nsilan^ri *  \{     '   6. Mining Machimry.    *  *   *n-!'   6.' 8n'rvaytng and Levelling.  "Any further particulars requited may lie  ohtaiued on application to     Mr.     Morgui,  'Chairman of B'������ard' of  Examiners.  ���������     N -  v      nauno,',--Bv'^C.;,   Mr.   'Archibald - Diok,-  / .,rIi������4p������otor ������f Vlinea, Cranhrook; aW Mr.   './  \ '    McGregor,YI^npector of Minns, Nelecn, 1> C  J'. '     RICHARD    McBRlDE,*  w   * *  -> ���������'  &-  Minister of Mines.  ���������, 'x. Department of Min������a,   ��������� ~    .,-,v,.  -r   ,  '<      ^-     ,   18*hJu������.e, 1901. ' ,       "   j������24,'4t  11.1*.    I'M.       ......   .   ,   '       ..iS  t'7   ���������"  i, >^>s,.(,    ,f   xRESE"i*VE'     '-^  ',/'   "  ^>  '^NOTICE is here"  'unippi't.priated    down"  ll  i*\  (  vetT that all  the  lands    situated  -    wiilun^the boundaries   of ' the' following  /areas aie hereby ieser\ed fronrpre-ei*if>-  tiori, !>;ile or other disposition,   excepting  under the piovisions of  the ininirig lav^s  -..ol the 1'iovince, for two  veais   from   the  date-heteof. pursuant to the provisions of  sub section (5I of section 41 of lhe~'L.ind  1 .Act,' as amended by   section    6   of   the  'Land Act Amendment Art, 1901,' to enable the Industrial   Power  Company  of  ���������   B.C., Limited, to select thciefrom timber  -limits for wood  pulp  and    paper   manufacturing purpose?, as   provided-  by   an  agreement bearing date the   13th   day of  1 June, 1901, viz:���������  Area i���������AH the   surveyed    Ian.I    on  both sides of Kingcome   River,   and  the-  land surveyed between    Kingcome   Inlet  and Bond Souud-  Arf.a 2���������Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot l; thence following up  the river at the head cf .Thompson's  Sound and its branches, :i distance of ten  miles, and having a width on each side  thereof of one mile  ARFA 3���������Commencing at the -north-  el n boundarv of Lots 45, 55 and .56. on,  the Kle-r.a-Klene River; thence north  along the said river and its branches five  -'miles, and having a width on ^each side  \J of one-half mile, including all surveyed  lands.    >  Area 4���������Commencing on Wakeman  Sound at thesouth-westcorner of Lot 61;  thence west on the 51st pirallel of latitude to a point north of Embley Lagoon;  thence south to said lagoon; thence  ^outh-wc-terly following the passage between Kinnaird Island and Pandora  Head to Mills Passage; thence to Queen  Charlotte Sound; thence south-easterly  along the shore line of Noel Channel,  and easterly along the centre of Fife  Sound to Village Point; thence northwesterly to the north of Trivett Island  ' to the mouth of Kingcome Inlet; thence  nor h along the west shore of Wakeman  Sound to the paint of commencement.  Area 5���������Consisting of HarbleJown  and Turner Islands.  W. S. GORE,  Deputy Commissioner of  Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B.C., 22nd Tune, 1901. jy2,4t  Notice.  ^  Riding on locomotives and   rail  way cars  of   the   Union   Colliery  Company by any   person   or   per  Bons���������except train crew���������-is strict ly.  prohibited.    Employee*   are   subject to dismissal for allowing same  By order  .:.,,.. Francis D. Little  Manager.  Our fee returned if we fail. Any one sending sketch and description of  any invention will promptly receive our opinion free concerning the patentability of same. "How to obtain a patent" sent upon request. Patents  secured through, us advertised for sale at our expense.  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' -   ' , ' -I )  t. . , * c cj ^.i r  A04roM  MUW*J,&    CO..- r7  ;/   T  - > I    t -'  ooobooooop.oqbooooo6  m o  "-'"'SI  ������1 V K'-r 'H  V:������|  "1    ,2*''"7|  O I am  prepared   to  q. furnish Stylish Rigs  O and do Teaming at  q reasonable rates.  g D. KlLPATRICK.  o Cumberland o  poooooooooooooooooo  o  o  o  i  SUBSCRIPTION.   $2.00   A    YEAR.  ALL  KINDS OF  flies of any Pattern Tied to Order.  Fancy Inlaying in wood and metal.  French Polishing.  Apply  DONE  AT REASONABLE RATES -  NEWS OFFICE.  r,J������*wiTfc-.'1-Js ;������w*s**������������ j**^** w4cj ~  ;���������:>.;; --;'i^������a 7 I  ,.     ,1    -   .'  ������������-*  TESTS OF RELIGION.  JS IT REASONABLE AND HAS IT GOOD  MORAL QUALITY?  \v(.  f!'.  ���������  I'I  . ' j  l * *  1/  m  j ft j  18������  I'f*  I?].  151?  I J*  t������  U  ic  W  U<:  *i,  -������. ..  If* *  J'ii  l-v  I "I i  3*  A"1  K!  Is;  Jv *  ill;  135"'  I* *  li :���������.  ���������> ?  it, i  j;  pi  j":  14-  > >���������  1" <  II"  These Combined Find Evidence, ia the  Practical Fruit of the Life���������To Judge  of Thinsrs Iieyond Man's Comprehension��������� Errors of Past Ascs in Judging  Unbelief��������� What Keligion Should Fear.  Rev. J. J. Sutherland, - M. A.,  writes in Toronto Sunday ,AVorld:  In the Christianity of our time a  steadily enlarging- place is being  given to reason. This speaks -well  for the age,' and it augurs well - for  the future of Christianity.  Hoason is safe and good everywhere else, why should it not be in  religion? We distrust the" man, the  utterance, the scheme, the ; , theory  thai is not reasonable; why' should  we not distrust' the' religion that does  not commend' itself to reason? 3s  ��������� not man's reason from God? Is not  God_ himself the Infinite, Reason?  How, then, can true religion bo irrational? And why should we not  bring all'religion to the test of reason? Not that reason''is the only  test that should be applied. Religion  should be tested by its moral    qual-  * ity,- and especially by its practical  fruit in the life. But why should it  not also be subjected, to the test of  rationality? ' '  We are 'told that above reason r   is  ., revelation,   and  that  this  is     man's  "guide ' and 'supreme test -of      truth.  But  can -revelation  be  above  reason  *, in any sense that allows it to be-irrational  or'to  trample under      foot  tho'reason of man?; Is' not-God    ra-  ���������'��������� tiohai?/ "If revcjlation    comes     from  'Go"dj~must it^not be.a reasonable revelation?   And  if  fundamentally    irrational 'elements  are found to      b������  ��������� connected with-it do,they'  not,,   .at  once; create a suspicion    that'    they  '_ are extraneous, elements;,  originating  '* elsewhere  than  in  the perfect Divine,  ��������� . "Wisdom? Ho'w can we tell what is a  ,   revelation from God except    by the  use ' of our ���������   reason?    And when we  '  have accepted a revelation how   can  we" interpret its  contents except    in  the light of the same faculty?    Thus  ,we(\see that the growing- recognition  t of reason in connection with religion  is-not  an'accident, 'but  a necessity.  It" is the'result of-man's growing intelligence.   It  means* religious     progress.    .''-.<��������� ^   >  ,   ri Oi course,  we have to confess      at  ��������� every step t that there are ' many  things above man's comprehension.  Truth is infinite, man's mind is finite.* However far man may push    out  . his voyagings in search of knowledge, . a boundless ocean of the  ���������".Canst thou by searching      find out  ,'3,God?; Canst' thou.find out the Almighty to perfection? It is high as-  ���������heaven, what canst thou do? It is  deeper     than, the grave,   what  canst  far has been good; it will be better  still as it makes itself more fully  felt. It will purify religion of much  that - is untrue; superstitious and  harmful. It will win to religion many  thoughtful men and women who have  long been repelled by irrational theologies, it will remove causes of antagonism toward religion - which  have existed in the' minds of many  .scientists. It  will  lift  religion  up  into the' light, and give it new 'attractiveness   and  power.  COOKING WATCHES.  The  Canadian quail  has  been    suc-  ���������'.s&juJly j<f-fhni.-"i2-ed   in   Sweden.  thou know?"' Abysses are everywhere that man cannot fathom.  Heights are everywhere that he cannot scale. But this does not mean  . that there is any region where'-reason does not hold sway. This does  not absolve man from obligation to  his own rational nature. Much that  is above and beyond the power of his  reason fully to grasp or understand,  he may well accept. But whatever  plainly contra diets his reason, that,  if he would honor the Creator who  'has given him his reason, and if I e  would preserve the integrity of Jus  . .own soul,-.he must not accept, or  even try to accept.  -The association of the irrational  '.with religion always tends to pvo-  "duce ' skepticism, infidelity, a'heism,  the rejection of religion. In lands  where religion is superstitious, the  ignorant accept it, but the intelligent largely turn their backs upon  it and 'drop it out of their lives. As  religion grows more icasonable, tnd  purges itself from irrational elements'with which it has '.-ng been  associated, infidelity grows less.  "Emerson says, "There is -1 statement of religion possible which  makes all skepticism absurd." As  reason more and more enters into  religion in Christian lands we arc  gradually approaching Mu.h :; statement.  Much of what the past has called  unbelief and condemned as a sin has  not been a sin at all, but a legitimate and commendable exercise of  human intelligence. It has been a refusal to believe the irrational. The  impression is common that believing  is a pre-eminently religious form of  mental activity. But whether it is  religious or irreligious depends upon  the thing believed. To believe a lie  is not religious...To believe the irrational, or the self-contradictory is  not religious. It is as much a religious duty to refuse to believe . the  false, the unreasonable and the degrading, as it is to believe the noble,  the reasonable and the true.  Religion has long feared reason,  and in some quarters fears it still.  Some time it will learn that what  it ought to fear is not reason but  absence of reason.  I do not: mean to convey the impression that reasonableness is. all  that religion needs. Far from that.  Any religion that is to regenerate  human society, must be deeply alive  with faith, hope, love, enthusiasm of  humanity, and consciousness of the  presence and power of God. I only  urge that to ;these elements it must  add reasonableness, if it is to do the  work that is required in an age of  growing ' light and knowledge like  ours.  Reason will more and more , come  into "religion. Nothing can keep it  out. Nor ought it to be kept out, because it is of God.  Its influence      so  Chocolate.  In South America the'retail price for  the better grades of chocolate averages  about $1 a pound, while 'in 'Italy,  France, England and in the United  .States the better grades sell at a much  ldwer price. In America'the ordinary  chocolate of trade sells' for about one-  third of the price that is charged for it  where it is produced. The, cause of  this, the producers say, is that the  original product is adulterated greatly  before . reaching its final market, a  cheaper article than' the cocoa bean  constituting the' large proportion of 90  per cent of the chocolates of commerce.  The cocoa bean from which chocolate  is manufactured is produced in its' finest form in Venezuela, though various  other parts of Central and South America grow and export large 1 quantities.'  Two crops 'of' the bean are gathered  each year, and the manufacture consists simply in grinding up t'he'beans  into a meal and then adding,sugar and  arrowroot, with the necessary^ flavor,  usually'vanilla or cinnamon. 'The mass  is moistened until .it is in a semifluid  state, after "which it is,run iuto molds  of the proper shape.  ,  Battered Side  Up.  One of the stories which Levi Iluteh-  ins, the'-old" lime clockmaker, of Concord. N. II., delighted to tell related to  the youth of Daniel Websterl'  "One day," said the old man,- "while  I was taking breakfast at the tavern  kept by,DanieI's father. Daniel and his  brother- EzekicI, who were little boys  with dirty faces and snarly hair, came  to the table and asked me for bread  and butter.'  '  ','1 complied with their request, little  thinking that they would become very  distinguished men. Daniel dropped-  his piece of- bread on the sandy floor,  and the buttered��������� side' of course was  down. He looked at it a moment, then  picked it up and showed it to me, say-  ing: . ,    ���������  " 'What a pity! Please give me a  piece of bread buttered on both side?;  then, if 1 let.'it fall one of tbe buttered  sides will be up.''.' \, ".'*'  Entertaining- Sanirrels.  Alive in his native woods the squirrel  is an amusing little fellow7, and ho will  entertain you by the hour if you will  let him.  You probably become first aware of  his presence by his dropping things on  your head. Then he plays hide and  seek with you as he zigzags up a tree.  While he pauses for thought, or possibly to wash his face, another squirrel  comes scudding along the branches of  a'neighboring tree, and away they go,  one chasing the other, jumping from  branch tip to branch tip, racing up and  down the trunk and making the bark  fly. Sometimes one loses his footing  and falls headlong 20 or 30 feet to the  ground, landing there with a force that  makes him bounce. You think every  grain of sense must be knocked out of  the smallr body, but he only blinks a  bit, and, after a'moment spent perhaps  in letting the stars set that must have  suddenly risen before1 his eyes, he  streaks it up the nearest tree after the  other fellow.1 Long after they have  disappeared from sight you hear them  chattering together up among the  leaves like two  watchmen's  rattles.  "Tlie Beggrar's  Opera."  Gay's "Beggar's Opera" may be considered a comedy. IT is very witty and  very wicked. It makes a jest of crimp  and at the same time tends to sot mon  against men. Probably it was altogothc-i  written by Gay, though it is above his  average. But Gay was a follower of  Swift and Fopo, and tho influence of  Swift appears to be discernible in it. So.  perhaps, the play was in some measure  the work of that strange author, though  not actually, written by him. Pope says  that the play was Gay's own writing, but  acknowledges that he and Swift gave  now aud then a correction or a word or  two of advice. This interference may or  may not have had a great effect on tho  character of the whole play. One docs  not know. Fielding's "Jonathan Wild"  must have been suggested by "The Bog-  gar's Opera." Peachum is like Jonathan  Wild, and there are. other similarities.  Gay may be easily credited with tho  whole authorship without the aid of his  powerful friends of the inferior sequel,  "PoUv "���������x:----   .   ��������� ' '  Circumstantial Evidence.  Papa���������Where's my umbrella? I'm sure  i put it in the hall stand with the others  last evening.  ���������  Willie���������I guess Mabel's beau took it  when he went home last night.  Mabel���������Why, Willie!   The idea!  Willie���������Well, when he. was sayin good  night to you, I heard him say, "I'm goin  to steal just one."���������Philadelphia Press.  Governor of Windsor.  It is said that the Duke of Argyll  is to retain the sinecure office' of  Governor and Constable of Windsor  Castle, to which lie was appointed  by Queen Victoria in 1892, after the  death of Prince Victor Holienlohe- j  Langenberg.  Koiv  Ki;������lisJi Timepieces Are Treated   in  Ivew Ouservatoi-j���������Ic Takes 4.> -Days,  Jiut   It I* "Done  V. ell.    '  Ivew Observatory has lately- been  much in the public mind consequent  upon the tnreatened derangement of  its delicately made instruments by  the 'installation of electric tramways  at Hammersmith, some miles distant".  The very position of the observatory is ample testimony to the sensitiveness of the wonderful machines  it contains. Situated about two  miles from Kichmond, the' solitary  building- stands like a beacon in'the  midst of ,a far-stretching sea of 'meadow land. But the' observatory is  more than ' a home magnetic mystery.     They cook watches there.  Jf you contemplate buying'an. expensive watch you can have it sent  to tlie observatory, where for forty-  five days it will undergo an" ordeal  that will test its capability to the  utmost.  The branch of the observatory where  this interesting operation is carried  'on 'is known as the rating department of the national physical laboratory. , The observer, E. G. Constable, explainpd to a representative of  The Daily Mail who visited the observatory ��������� that about GOO. watches  are tested ' yearly, and that 3 0,100  have passed < through their hands  since  the department  was  opened.  On this particular day forty  watches were under observation. An  ambitious watch in pursuit'of a  first-class 'certificate commences its  career at Kew by standing upright  for five days in an ordinary safe. It  spends a similar period in three'-othere positions, and , is then placed on  its'back in1 -a refrigerator. After  ,five days of that icy abode it is removed to an oven kept at'a'temperature of 90-degrees Fahrenheit,-'"and  is at last restored 'to a normal temperature. All this time the 'wa'tch-  fuFeye of 'the observer has been upon  it;- and the watch's behavior' duly  * no ted in books. '   '  Every variation of a second the  watch makes in the different positions  and'temperatures is carefully-entered,  and certain marks for or "against are  given it. What .this means will be  the better appreciated when it'.is explained' that Kew possesses instruments capable of indicating the hundredth part of a second.      '    '   7  The highest marks awarded 'to 'a  watch are 100, and if it gains over  SO the words* ���������'especially good" are  written on this certificate when( the  watch leaves the observatory: Last  year the lowest marks-received by a  Watch were 44, and the highest 90.1"-  Thc latter was English made.  Quite', a number, of watches were in  the oven stage. The,oven is an .ordinary safe, heated with a tubular  boiler, and over it a- constant 'sii'Pp]yc  of hot' water is kept. The refrigera-"  tor is< of the ordinary kind.  ' All kinds of watches were there.  There was an <explorer's watcli", so  watertight that it'would keep, on  ticking merrily at the bottom of the  sea. There was the watch of an important official of the National Cy-*  clists' Union, which splits seconds to  infinitesimal degrees, and comes to  Kew every -tear. In racing, time is  not accepted as official unless the  -watch has gained a ICew certificate.  Then there were watches destined to  accompany an expedition to the  south pole . and probably to tick  where watches never ticked before.'  There were cheap looking silver  watches, really worth between ������15  and ������20���������appearances are deceptive  in watches-���������and there was a wonderful gold watch that cost ������300, and  does more things than there is space  to  enumerate  here.  But the most remarkable watch  that has ever been "baked" or "frozen" at - Kew cost close upon ������3,-  000. It was bought by a sportsman  with his winnings in one horse race.  The owner's monogram on the outer  case was surrounded with twenty-  four diamonds and a picture of the  horse appeared on the other side in  enamel, the artist having spent a  week in the stables to get an accurate drawing.,  The watch, however, proved to be  useful as well as ornamental, and  Kew wa.s able to send its distinguished visitor home accompanied by a  certificate worthy of its position  the  watch   world.���������London  Mail.  LEARNINGA TRADE.  The Danger  of -Staliinc ce,  Specialist  of a Beginner. >  It is generally to 'the interest of an  employer that an apprentice should not  'learn- his trade as a whole, but onl������ a  ^little section of it, says Joseph Horner  In Cassier's Magazine. It pays better  to keep a lad repeating the performance of one section of his craft than  to teach him all., More money is made.  But the apprentice becomes a young  specialislt, a prig in his teens, cocksure  over some, little piece of handicraft at  which he may earn'something over his  normal wages, and many a lad does  not become disillusioned until he has'to  face the, world and try" his luck in  other shops.     <    '   ,    ,  And therefore the best shops in  which to place a'lad are not the big establishments, but the small ones, wh'er'e  every class of work'is done and where  tools and appliances are often scant.  A lad will learn more in these than 'in  those replete with every appliance and  minutely subdivided into sections,and  groups. '  The best training for a lad today is  that which ho can evolve for "himself.  The greatest evil that can befall him  is to become a'specialist and1 nothing  more,while in his teens." Yet that is  what must happen if he spends several -  years' tending -machines or doing 'repetitive, unvarying tasks in one big establishment/      -' , -   '  The best training, therefore', today'is  that^gathered by the peripatetic youth.'  If n. lad cannot gain,experience in 6ne������  place, he should move/about,' gathering '  as much as he can -.accumulate with  one firm; then on'���������to another, and attending training schools as opportunity-  offers.  ,His views beco-iine broadened;  he becomes self reliant, and' iii time,  having fouud.. his true work, he may  settle down as a specialist. ->   _  NOT WORTH TWO  PASSES,  DRESSYUP FOR SUICIDE.''  Said to Be an Invariable Rule "\yith.  1 Women 'Seeking Death.  "If I should ever be called upon to  furnish indisputable proof of athe inherent pride' of woman," said a police  sergeant, "I would point at onceto her  invariable rule of dressing "up in her  best clothes when she goes out. to commit suicide. In^my experience on the  force I have had occasion, to handle a  good many suicides and afterward .investigate their personal, affairs,.and in^  every instance I have found ttiat the  poor unfortunates prepared themselves  for death by donning, their best bib and,  tucker.        _ *     ���������   *      '  "The majority of the printed reports  of suicides say that.the clothes of the  dead-woman were 'good' or 'well madG*i  or 'elegant.' If the woman contemplating suicide owns a" silk waist, she  wears it. .Her broadcloth skirt and silk  petticoat naturally go with this "garment, and she selects her best shoes.  "I have looked up1 the history of  many of these respectably clad suicides  and have found that thoy owned but  one gown with which they could make  a decent appearance on tbe street and  that that one good dress was chosen  without exception as the appropriate  garb in which to make the exit from  this world's stage. It makes no difference what manner of death,is chosen,  the costume is carefully selected.  ^"Let a woman sleep her life away under the influence of drugs or burn her  soul out with acids or sink into the  slime of the river, she clothes herself in  her most becoming garments and seeks  the end with apparent tranquillity.  Her instinct of gentility and elegance  in clothes is with her to the last, and  even in the face of death she shrinks  from a public appearance in unbecoming raiment."  So tlie Railroad "Man Bottskt t������e Pig  to Square Himself. ?  ' "Woman in an emergency is resourceful  to  a degree, that  would  astound'  some men, as a freight agent of one of  the   railroads   that   enter   St. ��������� Louis  found."   Men   have ��������� long   Iain, awake  nights thinking of~a sheme to beat a  railroad. This little Avomah didn't quite  succeed, but she would have 'done so  had  not the agent gone back on his"-  word. The family had decided>to move  to a western city.    The lady called ou  the agent to see how the goods' were to  be shipped.   He told her she could ship  therm according to regular rates or else  charter, a car.   He explained 'that the  latter  would  be  cheaper  if  she had,,  enough goods, and the lady decided to  take a car. , Now, there are tAVO well  grown boys, and- as money is not over-'  plentiful" In the family she wished to  abridge expenses as,much as, possible.-  She went to sec the agent again and  asked if she could send her two boys,  in the car., He told her that1 she could  not,  and, as might be'expected^ she-,  asked' why.   ,He  couldn't   make  her  understand just why,  and .when she  asked  him" if, the'company-never let*  ���������-anybody'go along with the goods1*he  said that they did with stock'.   "IfJyou  were shipping live stock that needed v  tending, ,we would do >it/   Now, ,you'  bavenft a cow or horse" or pig, and there ���������'  would -be   no, use   sending 'any   one  along."   She appeared to seo .the point  this time, and went awaj*\!    A day'or   ,  "two later she came around^again and  asked for passes for the two boys.''      .' ���������-__  ���������'Why,  madam,"  said,vtho agent,  "I ,'  can't issue any 'passes.,, You. haven't  -   ;  any live stock'.",   j* '   , \ J ;.- 7,t   >'-'  (  ��������� .'Tes, I have," said'the little woman'?; .', {  "I've bought a n\������*' \ ,      '.���������     '     ,,><-���������   ,*  Then,the agent' was in trouble again. - -  He said he couldn't give passes where " -*  the fare amounted to "about $8 apiece '.*,_  for two boys for a lonely little pig..'.She j     '  reminded him of -what he had saidfand-  told hini that she had paid '$2.25 for tho''  pig for that purpose, and,he-ought to'  be-as good as his word.   Like all rail-! ���������  road agents, he tried (to' get out'of;the>  ' I  trouble smoothly,, but,only succeeded ,'',  after -he  had purchased , the pig for',   ,  $2.50, an advance.of'"two 'bits"- on th������ '%*  cost.     ��������� '       * ' \ ������, '' -    "  '* ,' "  W  HOUSEHOLD HINTS.  in  A "LampUgrliriT .is r.orci   >I.^.^<l^���������.  Lord ^Mayors are usually well-  known personages, but < the Lord  Mayor of the."old-fashioned village of  Ringley, near Manchester, is the exception. Like other holders of this  dignity, he is elected, annually, and  this year the choice has-fallen on  Samuel Bailey, lamplighter. The  Mayorality is quite ancient in its origin, and its emolument consists of  a pint of sixpenny ale every Saturday night from each of the three licensed houses in the village���������a claim  that is always honored. Formerly,  the Lord Mayor on election under-  wont baptism in the river Irwell, but  some years ago the recipient of the  honor stuck'.in the'mud ..with'nearly  ���������fatal results. Since, then the baptism has been abandoned.���������London  Chronicle.  Sternal Suspicion.  "You don't mean to say you are going  to have your press censor arrested for  lcze majesty!", said the intimate associate.  "Yes, I am," answered the European  monarch. "I. saw him reading an editorial which contained violent abuse of  me. I am not quite sure whether he was  nodding approval or going to sleep, but I  am taking no chances." ��������� New York  I .Weekly.      .   . .������������������������������������������������������,���������  Pw,_. .....:-.-.     .      "  Hlgra Moantniiis of the Moon.  The Leibnitz range attains enormous  altitudes above the average level of the  moon's surface and is sometimes seen  projected far beyond the regular curvature of disk, thus destroying the circular contour and giving it a notched or  serrated aspect. Several of the peaks  of these southern mountains measure  30.000 feet in altitude, while one has  been estimated to attain the great  height of 30,000 feet. All the' chief  mountains of the moon which, can be  seen from the earth with "a'telescope'  have had their heights ascertained; The  German observers. Beer and Maedler,  have calculated the height of no fewer  than 1.095 lunar mountains. The Do-  riel mountains supply an instance of  great elevation, the peaks of the three  leading ones being between ,25,000 and  20.000 feet high. Among other lunar  peaks may be mentioned Huyghens,  21,000 feet; Hadley, 15.000 feet; Bradley, 13,000 feet, and Wolf, 11,000 feet.  i If brooms are hung in the cellarwayv  they will keep*soft and pliant.4' ,,.  .Lamp'wicks should never be "longer ^  'than-will1-reach to'the bottom of'the-  oil well of the lamp'.'' 7 .���������-.''*.     " ,    ' -> 7.  'Ifc, a piece,of calico Js��������� pasted oven,  -holes and-cracks in, plaster, they may ;  be whitewashed or papered over and/"  will hardly show.    ���������      , '    ,  Add a little turpentine to the, water  with which the floor* is scrubbed.. It  will take away .the closer smell and  make the room delightfully fresh.  Excellent lamp wicks may be made  . of m'en's soft felt hats by cutting them  into strips thei width required, letting  them soak two hours in vinegar aud  drying them. 0 ', (  .A bed'should never be made under  two hours from the time it has been  slept in. It should be aired thoroughly '  and beaten until it is light. , Open all  the bedroom windows and let the fresh  air and sunlight into the room.  If 3*ou have handsome vases on the  mantelpiece or on top of the bookcase,  etc., fill them .with clean dry sand,  which will weight them so, they will .  not be overturned easily. In buying ,  any ornament be careful to examine  the bottom and seo that it is perfectly,  flat and so will stand steady.  An English Explanation..  This is the way a prominent English  paper explains it:  The president of the United States,  who receives a salary of ������10,000 a  year, must pay for all the food consumed at the White House, and the expenses of getting up an elaborate state  dinner are not small. Cigars and  wines, the president buys, and. they,  must be,of the best. He has to maintain his own equipage. The government, however, allows him a valet; also a clerk, who opens all his letters.  All other personal servants must be  engaged by the master and mistress of  the White Hbuse. -,-������������������  Pawenc-cr  Elevators.  So commou are passenger elevators  now and so absolutely necessary in'the  tall office buildings that the history of  the first one has been almost forgotten,  and yet it created a sensation in its  day. This elevator was placed in the  Fifth Avenue hotel in New York when  it was built, and as the first passenger  elevator in the world it was a drawing  card as one of the sights of New York.  A small plate suitably inscribed informs visitors to thq Fifth Avenue hotel elevators today of that fact. It was  a screw elevator, the carriage being  raised or lowered by the revolutions of  a big screw. Compared with the swift  moving elevators of today, which shoot  up and. down rapidly and smoothly,  this was a very crude affair. Many of  New York's private houses are now  equipped with elevator's so adjusted  that the passenger operates them by  pushing a button.' These are'practically automatic.  His  Point  of Vierr.  Ascum���������That oldest boy of yours seems  to have a pretty bad reputation, Mr.  Johnson. ^^  Mr. Johnson���������Sho!   I dban' b'liebe it.  Ascum���������So you don't think he's as bad  as''they- say?  Mr. Johnson���������No, sah, I dban' b'liebe  he's ez'white ez.he's kalsemined, so ter  speak, as it were.���������Philadelphia Press.  Brealcinar Up a Dream,  "I was awakened from such a beautiful dream this*'morning.'- The sky was  opening, and I could hear the angel Gabriel playing the most entrancing strains  on a golden trumpet."  "What wakened you?"  "A patent soap advertiser drivings by.  ,4he house in a donkey cart and tooting  on a brass cornet!" ��������� Cleveland Plain  Dealer. fcl  fl  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  &������������������  IF1  CHARACTER IN,SMOKING.  ������������������   - r;'' ,.         > ,    '   <  Fanciful Theories About Habits of Tobac-  > / i\i.  co Users���������A\ hat a. Clobe linjrlisli Ob-  ' server Seems to Have Seen.  A man - may possess a most secre*-  tive nature, he may have a face as  destitute of meaning as a stone wall,  and a ' manner ofrs'pe'cch'absolutely  noncommittal;   but watch him    over  '   his cigarette;"    note his manner^     of  - holding it,between his lips or his  fingers; see how he puffs the smoke  out 'of his mouth, what he does with  i the ash, if he, consumes the cjgar.ette  tiot a mere stump or throws it* away  \ hjalf finished, .and, sure as fate, you  will read his character like a book,  says The- Royal, Magazine. ��������� Cigar-  , ettcs, I said, for a /cigarette, 'and , a  cigar in a, lesser degree are much'  better character rcvealors thanr a  pipe.- A'man, sticks' a, pipe into 'the  side  of hisi mouth  and puffs /��������� away,  , and there's an end of it. You discover next to nothing unless, indeed,  he    happens,    to putt very violently,  1 which ( 'is a certain indication of a"  < nervous,, irritable' temper. From the'  lulling of  ' a* pipe,  to  bo sure, niany  HER HUSBAND  WAS A DRUNKARD.  ;s  A Lady Who Cures Eier fe&and of  His Drinking Habits Write  ef Her Str'uggEe to  Save Ber Home.,  A SCENE ON THE NILE.  'A PATHETIC LETTER.  threads  of -tobaceo  dangle over    the  "brim while he .applies the match;    if  ' he be not good ifcitured,, generous to  '" a" fault,'?carcless. indolent,  quick , to  ;. 'make < friends,v quick 'to forget them,'  11shall b'e-'much astonished.  One-rio-  "tices'Cmen very'   often   taking*theirc  cigars from an,upper waistcoat poc-  '* ketintoVwhich 'they'have been stufl-  \  ed'^Too  poor ,to ', buy <��������� themselves- a  " cigar   case/? Not a bit of ,it, but top  j-'utterly' untidy   ,to 'keep one or   ^tob  j   lazy to'arrange-their cigars into,one.  /And the ,same, men almost .invariably  bite^ the tips off their cigars, instead  bf-.using'a >-penknife or a cigar clip---  ��������� per���������a shocking habit" that not mere-  ^ ly fills the mouth with tobacco grit,  "but disarranges'tlie outer leaf, _. often  - spoiling "   an    (btherwisei .  excellent  smoke., t     **-*',--      , '   ^   < ���������   \ -.'  ,   The J~ci'garl ,oncc happily  prepared  1  for smoking,   observe how your man  _ holds,     it   -".between- his teeth.   , But  /'stay! "*% The>, operation - of) lightihg���������has  - also  its  interest.  ' The  tobacco ���������epi-  , cure grips his cigar not merely /with^  - his  teeth 'wherr' applying, the  match,  but with the "finger'and thumb "'of iiis  ll' ��������� jJeft-hand    /also," and 'between , everyJ  ffif- third "puff" draws- the"-weed'- f^oui "his  .mouth ^" 'and./,examines _,tlio , glowing  pI-)-   , endj^ln* order 'tp^make. sure '���������! hat ���������r-it  jP, i^'-tias been,] ignited"' equally all round.,',  lj". -^   The-majority of .'the tmen .holdvtheir,  $fV--"cigars  with 'the. front, ^ceth  and puff  {L-- the* smoke'out on~ cither,Mde/of it., A  |j . 7 large,minority hold, them in the corner of the,'" mouth, ,so"'lhat Jf>   you*  'happen- to be walking behind +hcm on  a-dark night" you,, catch'sight of the  glowing  end "-protruding just     bplow  .the ear.'   Others, again���������and ihcsc, as  a rule,- are persons *of. viva���������mous1' temperament���������seldom     keep their cigars  ' for two consecutive moments between  their' lips.     ,  They  take a few "puffs,  and then the cigar is given a rest between finger and thumb. ��������� '  , A  man   of    determined     character,  energetic,,' pugnacious," impatient,   often : betrays .himself by "giving'.his cigar an upwaid tilt while consuming  it���������a favorite method'with a Yankee,  to whom the above epithets  are distinctly   r applicable.       The contcmpla-  "I liad. for a long'time been thinking of, trying * the Tasteless Samaria  Prescription  treatment    on my husband for^ his drinking habits, but ..I  was a afraid he-would discover' that I,  was  giving him, medicine,,   and ' the  thought unnerved me.'   I hesitated1 for  nearly-a'week, .but one ,day when he  came' home' very intich "  intoxicated."  and his: salary,nearly    all spent,    I  threw off all ,fearand determined to  make an' effort* Ito'    save  our home  from the >ruin. I saw coming*,-at'   , all-  hazards.' ' > f I-sent ,'f or^'y our    Tasteless  Samaria Prescription*"and'.put it* in  his  coffee  as   directed' next morning  and watched and, prayed*_for ,the    re-  cull.   At noon, I, gave him more ��������� nd  also  at* supper, i He never_, suspected  a thing, and I then boldly "kept right  on giving it regularly, 'as I "had. discovered'" 'sometliVntj / tliatv.set every,  nerve 'in my,-body tingling with hope  and happiness', -< and I could" see    a  bright-future spread "'out'before me���������  a" peaceful^  happy-'h.'ome,','a share in  -the''good things-'of. life, an ^attentive,  loving husband,^ comfort's; and'every-  , thing else dear tb> a/ woman's -heart;  for,*my "husband had told me - that'  '���������whisky  was  vile\ stuff and  he  was  -taking" a dislike ~tb  it. . It was   oniy  "too true, for'before Lhad given him  the'fulL\course he had.stoppedl.drink-  'ing*altogether,"buti I / kept'   giving  liimjth.e>medibine till it was ��������� all gone,  and".*jth.en," sentl. for '- another lot * to  have on hand if^he should ^relapse,'ast  he' had, done fromj' \ pf omis'es -before.*  ,ITe never has; and'I 'am! writing you  ;,this letter* to; tell ."you ^how,'. thankful  I am. it I honestly believe itlwiU'cure  ^the .worst 'cases."  '-> SENT- FREE TO-< ALL .--A sample  package "of. Tasteless ' Samaria Prescription- SEXT FREE with full particulars in plain scaled- envelope.' All  letters considered sacredly -confidential. Address The Samaria Hemedy  Co., 30 Jordan street, Toronto, Ont.  tivc, dreamy individual will let it  ..droop towards his chin, while levelheaded persons���������and fort unatcly'they  form the vast niaionty���������ho'd , theirs  horizontally. Katuially      insolent  people frequently omit to remove  their cigar ft om their mouths when  speaking to you, while others of a  sullen, brooding disposition chew the  end into horrible pulp And is -there  anything more eloquent of ���������s'tinmness  than the habit, largely indulged in  by Germans, of sticking the stump  of a cigar on the small Llade of a  knife and consuming it until the  glow  almost  touches  the  lips?  THE -    '.  Womaais Christian Temperance Union  ADOPJCXHK  1A1MA PSESGEIPTION"  POE the CUSB of DRUNKENNESS  Dear Sirs,���������Within the past year I  knov of three fatty tumors on the  head having been removed bv the application of MIKAED'S LINTMENT  without any surgical operation and  ther5 is no indication of a return.  CAPT.  W.  A. PITT.  Clifton,  X.J3.       Gondola Ferry.  ���������,Nathan Church, a man of scholarly  ;attainments arid the colleague of  Blaine,in tho Maine .legislature, is  now- . working. as ���������'street cleaner in  Minneapolis at a salary of $1.50 a  day...:-    7--7- 7.777'���������<... '.7\ ... ''���������  MiBard's Liniment Cures Garget in Ctms.  At Poughkeepsie, N. J.', the other  day a tramp broke into a house and  took a bath. It is thought his mind  %vas affected by the heat.  I  W  1  THEY NEVER FAIL���������Mr. S. M. Bough,  ner, Langton, writes: "For about two years  I was troubled with Inward Piles, but by using Parmelee's Pills..I was completely cured,  and although four years have elapsed since  then they have not returned." Parmelee's  Pills are anti-bilious and a specific for tho  cure of the Liver and Kidney Complaints,  Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Headache, Piles,  etc., and will regulate the secretions and remove all bilious matter,    j  Letter from Mrs. George Grant, of  Paisley, Ont., giving' particulars of  a curd effected by "Samaria Prescription," resulting in its use and adoption by "the Paisley Woman's Christian Temperance  Union.  (Copy)  Paisley, Ont., December 11th, 1900.  Tlie Samaria Remedy Co., *���������  30 Jordan Street,  Toronto,  Ont.  Dear Sirs,-���������I penned a few lines to  you some time ago,���������as a member of  the temperance cause, I wrote for  information, at that tune I had in  my mind friends whose son was a  great cause of anxiety and trouble on  account of his drunken habits. I  strongly urged the friends to try the  remedy I saw advertised in the Toronto Globe. They did so. It was  the Samaria Remedy that was administered and I am pleased to inform the company the medicine was  helpful; the young man has not  drank a drop since,, breaking off from  old companions; and special prayers  on his behalf, all aided in breaking  the chains.  At the last meeting of the W. C.  T. U. here,Y I introduced j'our medicine for the cure of the liquor habit,  and a. resolution was passed, "That  inasmuch as. it.is the aim of this organization to help the poor inebriate,  we should recommend this remedy in  homes where persons are addicted to  the use of intoxicating liquors."  Now, sirs, Wishing you a successful  career in your noble work, and feeling that assistance can be given in  the precincts of home by the hand of  mother or wife,. - trusting God may  open up useful avenues for your labors,      Yours very respectfully,  (Signed)       MRS. GEORGE GRANT,  On behalf of Paisley W.  C. T. "U.  FREE SAMPLE ^ip!^^0f^  ation. testimonials and nrice sent in nlain  scaled envo'dne. Enclose 2c stamp. Address  THE SAMARIA REMEDY CO.. 3 > Jordan St ,  TORONTO, Ontario  Homage the Pharaohs Ileceired "No-ir PaM  to the King: of Kngliind��������� .Remark-     _  f '        :.ble Incidents.     ' '  Not until several months after the  occurrence of an interesting'event ia  the Egyptian Soudan has an account of it been received in London. It  was an event that'has recalled other  events oi the, kind which took place  in immemorial times and representations of which may' yet be seen by  those who inspect the' ruins of the  temples of ancient Egypt.   , '  "'When Lord Cromer maderhis latest  visit to Khartoum, as the representative of the JBfitish, authority in  Egypt, he^ held court (durbar) >at the  huge red palace there, whicll was attended by many o������f the ^Mohammedan  magnates, who '' appeared in great  pomp. There was a ceremony of an  unusually impressive character when  a body of warlike and stately sheiks,  mounted upon 'their camels, -arrived  at the palace. They had ridden for  600 miles from their country far up  'the ^Vhite Nile, and���������thcir journey had  lasted three months.- There was in  the-embassy , seven , of the greatest  sheiks and one woman' of 'the highest  rank, alf belonging to- an ancient  tribe of Dinkas, , whom* ethnologists  regard as the aboriginal 'inhabitants  of that part of Africa, 't ' ,,  1 .The Dinka embassy of sheiks; which  had   ' obtained     permission   ^o .visit  Khartoum,    received    /a "ceremonious  welcome,   from   ," Lord   Cromer' when  they arrived at the palace, after they  ,.had announced tliat it was their pur-  *pose to.pay homage-'to him. \ As .the  ;representative of'British Majesty,  he  offered',   them ) welcome-in the Arab'  language,     assuring  them  that'-they  Would-be  protected,   that  their'welfare would surely'- be promoted under  the * Anglo-Egyp ti an ' rule,   that' tliey  would" never - again" have occasiorr'to,  'feai: -the' slave dealer- or, slave driver,  ,an6T^"L the   , British  troops   (who  had  ,been ''drawn  up and set, in array for  the -   occasion)    would'    guard their  country as a,part of-great Egypt.  'Th'e-V Dinka     sheiks   ;were    greatly  ��������� pleased     \vith     their  welcome. ~They  rendered  an ^obeisance* to the <potent  -white lord, and,they charitcd',a world-  old' hymn in his praise, ;  after' which  they performedHhe most- curious part  of the  ceremony.r'One"stately, sheik  .advanced toward "'Lord Cromer,'bearing aloft i the Dinka- crown1 of,' honor,  which'   consistcdi of, a'black,  conical  shaped      brimlcss  ' hat, '   ornamented  ���������with' plume'S'.of, black1 ostrich feathers.  In.' a\ majestic iirianner - he 'placed  the-  'crown'on hist Lordship's head  as     a  mark */oi. homage  on the ".part'of the-  Dinke, -tribe,- and as representing the  jtradifional  /tribal symbol 6f"soyer-  *eig:aty. ���������;���������   -J*'    ; ,; ^    ,   *'���������     "���������"'������'    __  Lord,.'Cromer was so, much .pleased;  * With''the' ceremony1' that' he.br/ought'  outP,, presents   of- various -kinds:-   To  the/great sheiks  he gave a' 'fine new  raiment'of   the   brightest-hues,   and  to the feminine grandee in their company  he gave  sundry   ��������� gifts, -v among  which      were a costly parasol and a  decorated  mirror.     In their sjoy they  cried   out ,and   aRain   rendered    hom-  'age-    to    the  "shadow/'      of British  ^royalty.' .  (  , >  Next day they began to' prepare for  the long journey up the White Nile  and back to thPir'own country.  c It appears that neither the sheiks  nor tlie other members of the Dinka  clan are either of tlie Arab race or  the Mohammedan religion. They arc  an autochthonous people, and it" is  probable that they are descended  from ancestors who lived in their  country long before Moses led ' the  enslaved Hebrews out of Egypt. ;They  worship one God and possess saGred  rites that antedate any history.  Their language, religion, and customs are peculiarly their own.  The1 interesting fact has been  brought to notice that such ceremonies as occurred during Lord Cromer's  last durbar at Khartoum were "but  repetitions of ceremonies that had  been witnessed in ancient -Egypt under the rule of the Pharaohs. The.,  following quotation from a letter describing the scene here spoken of may  be taken as direct proof of the' fact:  "The scenes depicted on the Temple of Amenophis ITT. (B. C. 1450)  at Soleb. and also those on the temples of 1-Jameses II. (B. C. 1330), in  Nubia, and likewise those on the  temples of later Egyptian kings at  Napata, prove that exactly the sams  kind of ceremonial homage was rendered to successive rulers of ancient  Egypt, after they had, each of them  in his time. crushed the Soudani  tribes in order to extend the frontiers  of tho great kingdom."  And so the Din lens of the earliest  ages live again in the Dinkas of to-  dpy. The clan of the Upper Nile  once sub'oct to the king who was  lost in the Rod Sea, is now under the  rule   of  Edward   VII.   of  England.  'funnA/ 4f?i&t<������  J  I  The salt method  of curing typhoid  fever  wouldn't  have  much  effect   on'  some extremely fresh people' we know  ��������� Brevity is the soul of wit ;  wit is  the levity of tlie soul.     *       ,  t -��������� ..��������� ...    .    .   ������������������      ..i.   The more we  study,'the  more< we  discover our ignorance.���������Shelly.  Very many persons die ' annually from  cholera and kindred summer -complaints,1  who might have been' saved if proper remedies had be:-n used.' If attacked do notde-*  lay in getting a bottle of Dr. J. D. Kellogg's  Dysentery Cordial, the medicine-that never  fails to etiect a cme. Those who have used  itsay it act-s pro"mptly, and thoroughly subdues the pain and disease,    "i  When a man poses as a cynic it, is  a reflection on his wife's ability as a,~  c������ok.   ���������    '"  '*��������� 'I  Physicians say that     swinging)   i3'  healthful exercise���������yet, many   a poor  fellow has met his��������� death thereby?' ������������������������������������'  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� i  Repentance is the golden key that"  opens the palace of eternity.-���������Milton.  . ��������� ?    *   r     '  'k  -'    i"  One way rof* making the ��������� waterworks self-sustaining' would be to  turn  it into  a, distillery.       ,    ���������  The man-', who elbows past women  for the purpose of,getting"'a seat 'in'  the,'car never "crowds a lady out of  tier''pew; in church. -'   > ���������   '  The woman may "look at a wicked*  man1,-with horror, but there are'a lot  of good men-that they never look at'  at'all. *'_     " ' " ,  Sir.Michael I-Iicks-Beach gets a pen-'  ���������ion   of ������1,200  a 3rear  when   out  of  office "��������� ' ' , ��������� "  HE HAS TRIED IT.���������Mr. John'And-;,  arson, Kinloss, writes: "I venture 'to' say,  few, i������ any, have received greater* benefit  from the use of Dr..Thomas' Eclectric Oil-  than 1 have.   I have used it regularly for  over ten1 years, and have recommended lfti  to all sufferers I knew of, and they also -  found It of great virtue in cases of sever������_.  bronchitis aud incipient consumption." .  ^-P.  -"; It is unwise  to,judge a man's  tellect by the size of 'his mouth.  '  m.  ��������� When a girl calls a rich old codger  a silly boy he forg-qts ,that- he ever  had - the rheumatism.  Miiiard's Liniment Cures DipMln..  When-'a man goes without "his dinner to dou you 'a favor, place -his  name,at the top of your' -list of  friends.      *  ���������     ', *  ,.   ,-*    '   ,    -'       ' 7 '  ���������'   Our Only Quarrel With Chancer.    ���������  JTh<\onl.v rjnn'irol'the modern world bns  ,*-ith Chancer is tliat he brought-sprin?  pnetry into fnslunn. His'celebrated pooin  bc!riniiin^j-"V.:han 'that sprite," etc.', haV:  beVn i ho "classic "model for.'so manvt poets  who-i-pell worse than Chaucer that it"  'oujjut to foe expurgated.  ���������>   '      .,     r    >  e   , .   .'I  .1  ' -,?-^!  * ���������'AfSjifrtl  t   ?.,lu ^;  1>        r   Vt, '.'^.  .- "-ft* r  , p **/������"������ I  "i:  -   Destroyed tJie,Supply.  ''   ,r������' '. ���������"  Mrs., (Joodsoiil���������1   think   it's-a   pprfeet",  Rh;ime  that^. tln>  rurly' w\ tiers  killed  offp  .tin1 Indians the \\;i,v .thcy did. ' \  Mi.-s De' Pretty��������� Indeed it is."." .T,������st  think what lovHy fursl lliey used to/Sell  foi a fi'w glass bexivlrf!       ?    <c " ^ C  . *},'-.'-1  Lt������4*  -f>  1  ' 'IS - i .'      J   *'  .' ''Many a 'man 'who, has^ a ' small  spark of,genius'imagines,.he possesses  a largesconflagratiom"   -  i It'is sometimes <-< easier -"to ' take  things as'they come than, it "is to induce them to ���������'"come.  'Ai Outrage. ���������  ,  - Mrs. Jones���������Are'' you aware, Mrs.  Skinbone, that your dog has just bitten  my little Willie? ."'.',  Mrs. Skinbone���������What, your Willie,  who has only just got over scarlet fever? 'Oh. "'Mrs. Jones,-if anything  should happen to Fido I'd never forgive  you.  in  It  is n pictt.v fashion to pive the" first  ������'  bo,i   iif tin*-  l.-iniily his mother's surname'  j  Jnr  n   Chrisiinn   name." ,If  th'e  name, is*' _���������'  m������r top injiscr.lino. it may often serve foiv^  "     '������������������'���������' ' a  'family .where'  '- ��������� ���������" v     ^��������� : -"'���������      ,    ' <" ''  ������ Tup, Chinese  have 'a  iecoril,'of  a star>v  frtlLiis"lfar lisu-U as,G44  B.' C.. audttliey''''-  hnve an older (.mention of a^inass of f-lG\:  feet in,height tw!iich fell from-the sky'in'_r'  Kr������ytHrn China.-'       "'*   '" -'������������������-'���������   ^ ��������� " "*  a   girl's   first'   name  _thei e are no boys,  -' "/r^|  1 *  ,\ -1  liiiaifs'LiiiiMl"Cures Mmw. .  Thirty-eight in every'_ 3,000     Englishmen who  marry  are',50" years  of  Didn't Like Papera.  Alexander William Kinglake, author  of Eotlieu" and "History of the War In  the Crimea," was no admirer of the daily press, even in early days.' Once, looking at old Mr. Villiers, then father'of the  commons, he remarked, with his meditative drawl, "A"clever man, a very clever  man,' before he 'softened his brain) by  studying the newspapers!" -   <  Ill-gotten gains���������doctor's fees.-\;  Every "restaurant is a sort' of waiting room..   " ^  'There is nothing "equal to Mother Graves'  Worm. Exterminator for destroying worms-  No article of its kind has given such satis;  faction.    ��������� ���������  ��������� . .  liich widows are the only -desirable  second-hand   articles" on the   market.  The Snfferingr Congregation.  Deacon���������Parson, do you think it wrong  for'a preacher to steal his sermons?  Parson���������Certainly I do.      '    .  Deacon���������I think you are too Barticular,  Darsou, too particular.  $100 Reward, ������100  The readers of this paper wlJl be pleased to  learn that there is at ijaaat one dreaded dtseaHe  that SoUnce has been afele to cure in ail Its  stages, and that is Catarrh, Hail's,Catarrh  Cure is the only ' pee tiv������. cure known to the  medical fraternity. Catarrh, beir'j? a constitutional diffiaae, requires a eonstitutional tveji<-  ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally  acting directly upon the blood, endmucous stir,  faces of ��������� the-system, thereby destroying- the  foundation of tne diaease.and glvtiis th>j patient  strength by bu lding up the constitution and  assisting-nature in doing its -work. The proprietors have so muuh faiih in its curative  powers, that they offer One hundred dollars for  any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of  testimonials,  Address,   a. J. CHENEY & CO., Tol.do, O  Sold -y Druggists, 75c.  Hall's iTamily Pills are the best.  HOW TO CURE HEADACHE.���������Some  people suffer untold misery day after day  with Headache. There is rest neither day or  night until the nerves are all unstrung, Tha  cause is generally a disordered stomach, and  a cure can be effected by using Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills, containing Mandrake and  Dandelion, Mr. Ficley, Wark. Lysander,  P. Q., writes: "I find Parmelee's Pills a  flrBi-class article for Bilious Headache."  A woman,in Adrian, Mich., who  protested -without avail >against a  gambling' den which got all her husband's earnings, set out -with a can.  of kerosene and burned the place to  the ground. She was acquitted in  court. - *"   "    '���������*������  Widow's weeds may take the form  of cigarettes.  It seems that almost everybody asphalt to find with the material used  in the pavements.  No   sword   bites   so  fiercely  evil  tongue.  as    an  The amount of water flowing out  of the Nile is 16 times that of the  Thames.  The man who d>uys shoes must expect to ifoot the bill.  Blank    books .possess  no     literary  merit,  but they are bound to sell.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Holloway's Corn Cure is the medicine td  remove all kinds of corns and. warta, and  only costs the small sum of twenty-five cents.  Self-respect   is   the   corner-stone  all virtue.���������John Herschel.  of  Every fisherman  reel  thing.  thinks  he  is     the  Even  riously.  a murderer may take life sg-  Eritish lifeboats. save,   on an average,  550 lives a year.    ,  Ireland sends to England yearly  200,000 pigs, 56,000 ��������� .cattle, and  120,000 sheep.  .  ffinaif s Liniment Cra "(Ms, Etc.  "With  some men it is either  a  of get married or go to work.  case  A strong-minded woman is one who  insists    upon     wearing    shoes  enough for her. ���������  large  Many a mother's actions keep  her  out of the mother-in-law class.  !  i  ..������������������..  The yachting cap  is on deck.  I Recommend   .  to all mothers who want their babies  to have pink, clean, clear, and  healthy skin. ��������� "  Made of the finest materials.  .  No soap, wherever made, is better.  THE ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO., MONTREAL  > Manufacturers of the Celebrated  I ALBERT TOILET SOAPS.  \V. N. U. No.  33S.  4  P.- f  j.i-^i������^ iubs-u.-mc",-  w.-*-��������� ' '"**���������  f  lit  >;'���������  !���������*  Si-  Is*? '  lh  It*  S?  Hi  tt  'J  J''l  in  t;i  I'1  i',ii  111  w  iari  if**  Ii  t;  IP.  I  &  ������ -> -i  f  'fi  ,1  fa  l 7  i"  'I 5'  '���������I l  'I  'i -i  THE CUMBERLAND   NKWS.  LS-SUED    EVERY    WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2 a year, in advance.  J  ,    ���������" < i .   ,  eas  'OT." JB. an&erson, JSDitor.  rf��������� r ���������TT'-g  jar Advertisers who  want th. ir &d  ���������hanged,    should   get    copy in   by  18 a.m. day before isau*.  i  ^tfnbia liUrs  fai.ing       Co receve     '1h*s  MbWs regularly will confer a favcr by   noti-  'frmc the  oflio*.  i J������b Work 8trictly C. O. D.1  Transient Ads Cash in Advance..  CAMPBELL'S  J  '- a  , We have been  informed  that,, a  r f r  gang of men me now at work blast-  s  ing out rock at a .point on the  Courtney river. S Just why this  work is necessary, is beyond , the  comprehension of people living * in  tl.-e district, and it is considered  that much more good could be done,  with the money���������if any is to be  ppent, in strengthening the cribbing  at the junction, whereby much  ��������� valuable land in the valley -would  be protected from, the sudden floods  t  v which sometimes take place at .that  point/ However, as dear Monsieur  Lnurier ha������ seen fit to throw a bone  to'us English dogs,'in the way   of  '.Courtney     river  improvements  j>  would it not have been just, and  '   ;bnly just, to have' employed   men  living about that part of the district  ��������� through   which   the   river   flows?  * " ."Surely,"-you say, "this  h������s been  done," but'  no!;* it   has   not( been '  done. * Instead," ap gang  <������f   men  from Nanaimo,   under  the   Huper-  vision ofllesolution  Bill McAlian, .  > > , ������  .  have been sent up  to   fulfil   Mon-  * eieur'a supreme commands. <  Now  * t  then-Mr-Smith, buit own Mr Smith,  whathave  you   to   say   to   this?  What String has   resolution    William, got on your august person to  enablehim to get little bits of soft  pap like these?-    William had  an  exceeding soft snap on the  Chinese  Com mission,* for which job he  was  no doubt eminently suited, for  'tis  ���������aid that' William, he of the Resolutions, did, when working in these  mines, drive his Chink to do most  of. the, work, while he, William, did  the brain (?) work.      So when   he  resolved that William would  get - a  job on the commission, we dares-ay  it was the right man   in   the   right  place,, but when it comes to employ-  ing him to clear out the  Courtney  river, then we say  that favoritism  of the rankest description  is   being  perpetra;ed,   and   t! at the   worst  sort; Of in justice is  being done   the    Giddings,  S.   Riggs.   P.   Stodd^rt  people of  the   place.      Resolution I Mra B. Crawford, John   Urquhart,  yet we have always* been given to  .understand that-our Mr Smith, being a chan.rpion of labour, is strongly opposed to monopolies.   O :        rt *  c  ��������� It has been   rumored   for   some  time ihnt Hon. Mr   Dunsmuir in-  i       i  tended i eloigning his portfolio.    Mrr  Dunsmuir has a duty  to   perform,  and as the  opposition   which   has  been lately shown him seems to be  purely, personal, Mr'Dunsmuir will  fail iu that duty; towatds the people  of B.C.   if   he   resigns. * ' The  whole com plaint teems to   be   an  idea that Mr Martin has   been  the'  confidant of the premier, which ha?  timerHiid   again    been   strenuously  denied.   .As we' have said   before,^  give us good government and leave"  personal politics alone.    Mr Duub-  muir cm without dou'ut command,  r ,  i  a following of at lease 22  supporter", and will-meet the House at its  .j - .__���������..  regular-session which  will be held"  probably in January.    ^lt"is   well'  known that   Hon.   Mr   Dunsmuir,  .was not desirous of   enteiing   the  political field, and now having  ac- '  I - * f Li  cepted such a, responsible  position '  at the urgent requestof the electors,  he  cannot   consider   his   personal  feelings in the  matter  and   renign  "pimply because it is said Lliat he   is ;  the friend of Mr- Martin.     So   far,  Mr Dunsrhuir'has done   his   duty.,-  manfully, and until he is   defeated,  by a vote   in   the   legislature,   he  must remain at his post in spite of  what a few hble-ia-the-corner politicians say   o *  PERSONAL.  Misses McQuarricand Matthew-  ion have accepted, a - position with  D. Spencer, Victoria Arcade, in' the  millinery department.  Amongst the arrivals on Wednesday's steamer were: Miss Bate,  R. Grant, wile and 'son, Mrs and  Miss Piket, Mr and Mrs McPhee,  Mrs and Miss L.   Mounce,   Mrs   A  o  Urquhart and daughter, Miss N.  Kit by, Mra Anderton and James  Ahderton, Dr Bailey, H. C. Lucas  and   son.   MisseH. McDonald,   Mrs  and is'now a iijembt-r.-of   the Fifth  Regiment in Victoria.  Mr   Robert   Kilpatrick- left   for  Victoria where he will   undergo an  ,  ��������� -        >  operation for cancer,   it   is   to   be'  hoped that he will return complete-  ly'cured, '    ,   ���������,.  r i  Mrs Matthews returned on  Wednesday from a vi-it to Vi(:t(')ria.  ,    Dr.   Staples, and    family   have  taken the large   and   commodious  >    *- T.  residence recently vacated by Magistrate''A bra ms. '  Mrs Wilkinson   is .home   again'  having visited Nanaimo   and  Vic-  toria, also Miss Shaw from'  a   visit  to her parentB ai' Col wood.  ' r We regret to say   that   Dr.   and-  ���������Mrs Bailey  leave  Cumberland' on  Friday.    Dr. Bailey will visit New  York while Mrs   Bailey "will -stay  with relatives in Minnesota, to  be  joined thi-re hy her husband  about  Christmas time, eventually settlinn"  i~      .   - -    ' ^   ' ,(     ,������  in Washington.    The gonial doctor  '        . ''     . ' "        - * <���������'  and his amiable wife will be greedy  ��������� >  missed   here.        With their many  friends we  join   in'.wishing  theaj"  bon v.oyage, and prosperity iu their  ���������new home. ���������������  Dunsmuir Ave '  Cumberland', B C.,  Chocolate . and Cocoanut,  Spice Fruit and Sponge, -  ' -, .    25c.  10c, to 15c.  Jelly Rolls, '���������  Buns and Milk Scones,  15c. and 25c.        !  -   -15c! per doz.  COOKIES, Etc., 10c. per doz.  Sugar,.,Spioe,  Ginger Snaps, -Lemon Snapsj  Diamond Bars, Sponge & Spice Drops, &c.'  Minced Steak. Pies,    -   10c. or 3 for 25c-  on .Wednesdays &, Saturdays. -  *g37g&e7ggg*&-3g&&  HEADQUARTERS, FOR  soriiitioii List;  Williarn may^claim to be a  settler,  (we- ihave   seen    as-  consummate  pieces of bronze   cheeks)   but   tho  fact of'anyone purchasing a \ section for'puiel}'"f,peculative purposes  does not constitute that man a settler, and this, is the   fact   in    William's case.    If not,   why does  he  not live 6n, and 'work his land, like  '��������� every good settler?    But he is  liv-  - ing in  Nanaimo,   working   in   the  coal mines there, yet our Mr Smith  thinks it strictly necessary that he  should come all this way to boss  a  job, with a gang of men brought up  from the same place,   when   there  are scores of men living close to the  work, far better fitted, by reason of  technical knowledge as well as local  knowledge, lo do the work than the  Man of Resolutions, and an  injustice would not have been done. And  Mrs J. McKenzie, Mr Partridge, J.  Webster, H. McGregor, and Miss  Clark, besides a large number for  Comox wharf and the islands.;  Mrs Millard of Courtney is visiting Mr and Mrs Simpson���������late of  Cumberland���������in Victoria,  Mi-s Clark of Nanaimo hag  taken the position of head milliner  (another pretty one) at C. E.  Steven so r.-'s, Cumberland.  Mr E. Higgine, who resided in  Comox many years asjo, has come  to settle in Comox on the farm of  T. Williams'at Pt. Holmes.  Mrs Anderton of Comox, returned home.-on'Wednesday from Victoria, where she was present at the  presentation of a ' South African  medal made to her son Jim by the  Duke. Mr Anderton. was a member   of Canada's   first   contingent  VICTORIA EXHIBITION.'  Amongst cthe   names  of Comox  -exhibitors who-were awarded'prizes  at  .Victoria,   the    following'were  ofnittej in our last week's issue^   -*  Geo. IJeatherbell^o^Hornby Island, second pr ze for Shropshire  ram lanib, second for aged ewe,  fir*,t for ewe lamb, first, for pen of  Shropshire**, special prize, pen' of  lambs, silver cup presented by the  Vancouver Island Flock masters'  A-sociation. f  Thomas Caitns first for pearB,  Louise Bonne de Jei&ey, and first  for tub or crock of not lefcs than 25  lbs. buiter,; F. Childs second. JTen  lbs., first, Geo. Heatherbt 11; 2nd, B.  Crawford of Comox,'a]so second in  dairy butter in .rolls or prints.  Watson & McGregor's prize for best  10 lbn. of dairy butter wa.-i awarded  to Geo/Heatherbeil.l Box of prints  n't less than 80 lbs. w.is won by  Comox Creamery Association, fir^t;  second, Cowichan Creamery. Messrs'  McPheo and Harrigan purchased  each a fine bull at the annual'sale,  held on thegrcund.  t^t^k^ebafT"  A rich lady cured of her Deafness and Noirfes in' the Head " by  Dr.     Nicholson's   ' Artificial     Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to his Institute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the Ear Drums may have  them free Address No. 14517  /The Nicholson Institute, 780  Eighth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.  For (-'ports held - at  Courtney ��������� in  connection' with Comox Exhibition:'  j   Comox���������J B Holms*, 50c; G G   McDonald, $1^50: 8 J '.Cliff*, l'S2';   W,   ^ - R'obl,,  ������2 5l/;fcl C Luc������h,'S5; T VVill'am6, $1.  Couftufi>��������� j'MuPhro & ,Son; ?5;! E ������1X  TobmdB, $1; J W Mi K i /���������������������������, ������'J; It, rO������������i-  withen, 50c; T Graham, $1; A Hautsen, $2;  K J Sur^cu ^, $1; F. Cnckott, $1;', J',H  fwd, "82; R Grant, S5; A H MoCUUud., &;���������  Goo H*r������lv, ,50u; Jnu Munruc, $1 ;\TdeCio  Diiviw, 50v_; tiiuace SniUh,', Jr," $1; rGoorge  K.irby,*$l;'Hnrn Uiqin.ari, SI; W Lo^ih,-1*  *20iu'lS J   fieroy, ������1;'. Wm .HirtuSiou/ 50c.  ;    -,-  (   - t r *    - - ���������,,    ���������>., .   -  '7' Granth-iui- R Grieve, 50c; J"A Holiday,  $!;Gro Wintjer, 5l)t; Gw.>k.ftlUti������l,-50J;   M*  ,Bill, 50c; Jno Jdcoha,'25o; A LoiimgiiAit:,'  25c; Datican Brd ������2; Mu������h Clarke, 25.;  AL x McUouald, 25c; Alt-x -jalmoud, 25u.  ������ Ui������ioii ,Wharf aiiJ.Cumbcrl.md���������M ' M *u-  Bon;$2-50; 'J hos Browrn, $2 50; E Mo-  Donald," $I; Jno Humphrey,. $2 50; W  HarH*ood, $'2; C ^ A SUylbs, $2; Ja.mc-8  Duii������muir, S'25; G W Clinton, ������2 50; F D  Little, $2 50; LA M'ouucq, $3; G, M Mc-  Lauchlin, ������2 50; Thos Hudsou, $l 50; Geo  Howe, 82;' J B McLean, $l; Waller &  Partridge, .(umbrella), ������3; C Cumbelard,  $l;"JnoTh*&'Co, $l; J Marocchi,*- ������l;  Simon L<uber, (gooils) ������5; A H Peac<"it ,  (filver tr<iy) $3 50; Mir nie VV^lker, $l; W  Gleason, $2; T E But-,, $l; J Bruco, 31; H  Moore, $1; L W Nunns, 50c; T H Carey,'  50c;SH RiKgb, 50^;CTarbeil, 50c; W B  Anderson, 50c; T R Brown, 25o.'  GolnmMaI louring  uompan?  "l ,    ' .   I     n,r     - ^ ".,   t  ** ender'by; b.c> "A-  Hungarian,   . ;    ,   ^  -^    v   - ���������-     ������   '.   '    /<���������    ���������  ��������� Three'Star,- l '   J,  1 ' \ -iWheatlets; I o-16:  ; Strong Bafefij  R.P.RithetctCo.  ��������� k       * "  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -   Victoria. B:C1  Sold by All Newsdealers  Hand Made Single  ...HARNESS...'  $15, S20 and S25 for Rubber Trimmed.  Fact-.ry Harness $10, $12 & $18  J^^Rep-iiring Neatly Done  while vou wait.  /  W  WILL A R I).  Furnishes   Monthly to all lovers of.  Song and Miisic a vast volume of Hew,  Choice Copyright Compositions by  tne most popalar atithors.  u Pages cf Fiap JTliisiG  '  Half Vocul, Half Instrumental  21 Complete Pieces lor Plana  WANTED  All kinds plain sewing. Work  promptly attended to. Apply to  MISS OLSEN, at Mr*   R   Grant's.  Lost, stolen or .strayed, a, large  sorrel horse, 5-year old,white patch  on neck. Reward of $5 on return-  to J. Carthew & Co., or for information leading to the recovery of  same. ������16,2t  Once a Month for 25 Cents.  Yearly Subscription, $2.00.  If bought in any music store at  one-half off, would cost $5.25,  ���������a saving of $5.00 monthly.  In one year you get neatly 800 Pages of  Music, comprising 252 Complete Pieces  for the Piano.  If you will send us the Name and Address of  FIVE Piano and Organ Players, we will send  you a copy of the Magazine Free.  J.   W.   PEPPER,   Publisher,  Eighth a Locust Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.  1  /SUBSCRIPTION ,;���������:'.  For the J. W. Pepper Piano  Music Magazine, price Two Dollars  per year, (postage paid), can be  placed by applying to the office of  News, Cumberland, B. C, where  sample copies can be seen.;   .  FOR SALE  A few choice Shorthorn   heiferp,J  yearlings and  2-year  olds.'     Will  make good milk cow.--.  Apply to H. E. CHURCH,   '  sll Comox.  LOST  On the 22nd August, a gold ringl  lettered Yukon. A reward of $5i  will be paid on returni-ig same to]  Chas. Bridges or Riverside hotel.  ag28 ROBERT GRANTJ  FOUND  On ^Cornox  Road, a   lady's^ fur  boa.    .Owner can have   same   bi  proving*property.   Apply to ,  o2 F. SCAVaRDO.  J Jl,!.'.VJi!fa ���������!,'*-  ���������'^ygr.uu'p,.--&\o.:*<.;\rl;^^i0^vv:.^i;.'.T1T.^'*a^


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