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Array NEWS  ii  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.   WEDNESDAY,    OCT. 3,'   1900.  CLOTHING.  Boy's Corderoy Suits, $5.  Men's Suits, black and navy, $14, $15-  This is the best finished clothing we  have had the pleasure of showing our  friends and patrons.  we hope that all those who are  interested will call and inspect them.  Ao-ent for the Butterick Pattern Co.  New Idea  Patterns in  Stock.  Groceries Cheaper   than   the Cheapest;  Simon I^ei^erN  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  REQUISITION  -TO-  William Sloan.  Nicholles &  I *jvlf,  a  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,  AND FARMLNG    AND   DAIRYING -IMPLEMENTS  'I OF ALL KINDS:, ,o ''      ^        ', "'       -     .*'-,-<-.  Jj    Agents fori.McCormicH.H'arvesting*Machinery.     ... t>  ������OVritedK>^  CHINA  - MATTINGS -  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c. yd.   |  English Linoleums   -  -  -  6. 9 and 12   feet wide from  50c. per square yq op  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per square  yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES   OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION*  VICTORIA,  B.   C.  if  !' I    flV.<   P**     K-'S^B  'It, . t , Pf^ f7f    *"������,**���������  1  it1  s Ism   S  mxaimmrf ���������:���������"���������* *������������������*.���������  To William Sloan, Esq.  ' Sir;���������We the undersigned Electors of  Vancouver Electoral District, feeling that  the interests of British Columbia have been  subordinated to the expediencies of, the East  and having confidence that' as our Representative you would ever.keep the demands  of our Province to the front and be able to  ensure adequate attention being paid to the  more special needs of our District, do hereby  respectfully request that you allow your  name to be placed in nomination as a candidate to contest this 'constituency at the  forthcoming Dominion Elections; and we  hereby pledge you our hearty support, aud  promise to use all fair and honorable  methods to secure jour election, should you  see fit to accept this requisition.  ,   Sign- d.  Charles Allen, Charles Santy, John Par.  kin, William Edmonds, John Av Johnson,  John White, , Thomas JenkinB, ,William  Neave, James Hodgkinsoh,������S Benjamin  Noota, O C Hansen, Authbny'i Anderson, '  ' Johu Ui.uy, William Hottlt, E i. <Jibnon,  Peter Wooiiburu, Wm. "Smith aud 385  others.  iTo THE SlGSERS OF THE ABOVE REQUISITION:  "Gentlemen:���������  I response   to   your   -/onerous request.  I beg to announce myself  t    candidate   for  this District iu tho   approaching  Dominion  Election.  Iu doing so I wish to "express my deep appreciation! of your confidence and to record  atonceiuy   complete 'concurrence  in  tbe  public views expressed   in  the   lequisition.  I am couvinced that the j iiajb duniai-ds of the  We������t can ojily bo secured.by its rtprcseuta-'  tiv������s, etuKing .i.artiK>n   considerations" snd  takini* ��������� firui������uited i-taud'/for  our'-right*.  IJoth partietiwhan in" power "have failed' to  Sreconnire xir iiare dehWWly    wuOt'i dS the  -1-n-jortaiice.ct? our loisai ���������Mnftfrenta.' . Accord- ���������  \-(giy-whiie-lSrtii a L:i������>*ri"fc I.pVefer, ��������� never-1;  '"heieks'to be'liiyal   rather ������������������'������   this   JfrovinC'-  'than to par^y, and will "therefore press   for  the exclusion of Asiatic*,    larger   representation, an ������quitable return of the" enormous  .revenue contributed to the    Federal Exiihe-  qner by ,this province,   aud  a fair  consider-  atiou of the pressing needs wf our   develop-  iug conditions    irrespective   of   party  exigencies.  If elected I will heartily co-operate with  my fellow members in any effort to secure  these objects.  I intend to take an early opportunity of  explaining to the Electors my views on the  general issues of the campiign. In the  meantime I may say in a word that I am in  favor of Government Ownership of Railways  and Telegraphs, reduction ot Royalty on  Yukon Mines, Revision of Yukon Administration, Direct Legislation, application ot  eight hour law to all Dominion works, compulsory Arbitration in disputes between  Capital and Labor, Reduction of Tariff on  all imports entering into the development of  our natural resources, all measures calculated to cement the Empire, and every well  advtB d step tending to the advancement  and general prosperity of our S District,  .Province and Dominion.  Yours faiMvt'i..'"y.,  WILLIAivl SLOAN.  Nanaimo, Sept. 10,  1'JJd.  occupy the time until sunrise. If  we overlook anything we'll go back  for it. The police patrol wagon has  been covered and the weather man  has been subsidized. Send your  reply at once on attached card.  Spokane Press Club,  Spokane Industrial Exposition.  LOCAL ITEMS.  PERSONAL.  Judge Harrison was up last week  holding County Court.  J. Morgan mine   inspector  came'  up Tuesday last, on duty.  Alex.-McLainof Texada spent a  few days in town this week.  Mrs. Orchard has returned from  Vancouver where she has been spending the summer with her daughter--.  ' Miss. Nellie Rushworth of Union  wharf is spending a few days wilh  her sister at Mrs Gram's.  Mr. Creech, "Stevenson's energetic  agent is in town again.  Mrs. Kirkwood who has been the  guest of Mrs. Watson   returned   to  her hometn Nanaimo on.Friday's  <���������* r  boat..  Mr. Charlie Grant is home again  after a visit to friends in Seattle and  and Victoria.  "Cuddy" Johnson left for Nanaimo last night.  Mr. T. Irwin left on a visit to  Victoria,,Tuesday.  Mrs Trainer is in town .visiting  her sister Mrs. R. Grant.  M1N������H3   ARRIVE.  The first-contingent  of. the  200 ���������  miners (some 53) engaged ;n   Soot-  land to   work ' in V-the coal< mines  here, arrived   last   Saturday, -nijrh.  The ra4 were, a bout v 120? men* in nil.  the balance remaining tit Ladysmith  They .came from Haimit|o^&nj^i^1  shire, the. great   mining' centre,of ;  that country.'  'They 'leftJ%Glasgow ;  on the lSih in*t.   on   the   steamer  Buenos' Ayrian.    The employment,  of white men instead of  Chinamen  will mean-a great   deal  to   Union1  and Nanaimo.    Mr. Dunsmuir is to  be congratulated on his   determination to   einpLoy   none  but white  m-nin his' mines.    His   political  opponents'will now   see" that   his  advertisement for white miners was  not a political dodge after all.  Will the   price 'of "parritch"  go.  up now?  Fall Globing NoW Arriving.  If Fine Tailor-made Suits, ���������guarantee!' fit.    Also,  i     Fall and Winter Overcoats, Mackintoshes, etc.  A nice line of Boys' and Youths' 3-piece suits.  Call and see our NEW STOCK.    -:-  iii *���������'  fD*������ *P#  SPOKANi. I'E^SS CLUB.  The following invitation has been  received   from  the  Spokane  Press  club:  Ye Editor:���������We want you at the  fourth annual doings of the Spokane  Pr-'ss Clnb, October 6. The exposition management wants you to see  its prize pumpkins;we want you to  forget your troubles and help us  celebrate Press Day ;the combina ��������� ion  will be an easy one. Leave your  paper in charge of the office devil;  change your shirt and join us. We  will give you a trolley ride in the  morning, and a visit to the exposition in tne afternoon. In the early  evening a big feed will happen.  Later the "High Jinks," introducing all the latest sensatio.ns,will  A sailor was brought up Thursday from one of'the ships at Union  wharf, suffering from a paralytic  stroke.  The harvest festival service at  Trinity Church was conducted by  Bishop Perrin ��������� Sunday morning  and by Mr. Gray in the evening.  The congregation was unusually  large and the harvest hymns excellently sung. The church was most  tastefully decorated with hop vines  fruit, flowers, and grain. The vegetables which were uncommonly  Krge were kindly donated by Mr.  Robert Grant, to whom the ladies  of the church extend their thanks.  The font which was purchased with  the money obtained by the concert  given at Mrb. Little's some time  previous, was placed in position on  Saturday, and the infant daughters  of Mesdames Riggs and McLennan  were the first to receive the holy  rites of baptism, being baptized by  Bishop Perrin on Tuesday aftern  noon. '���������������������������-.������������������  The Egeria,another of H.M. ships  arrived at Comox on Sunday.  Owing to Mr. Gray's   illness   no  service was held in Trinity Church   ,  on Sunday.   . (!  M. J. Henry,   the  Mt.  Pleasant  Nurseryman, has just  had   several  thousands of peach and apricot treea  budded for his growing trade.  For the latest   comic   aud  sent-   -  imental songs go to Segtave's, there  you can procure   anything   in  the  music line from a banjo string'to  a  "Steinway" piano.    -'  Miss Abrams gave a birthday  party on Tuesday last, and received  congratulations from her many  friends who assembled to celebrate  the occasion at her mother's residence.  Mr. F' S: Gray has been confined to his room for the past week,  suffering from inflammation of the. ,  eyes. Under* Dr. Bailey's skilful  care he will be able to attend to  his duties in a few days.  There will be a social gathering  in the basement of the Presbyterian  Church on Thursday,. Oct. 4th. to  which everyone is cordially invited;  the object is to welcome the Strang  ers who have lately come here to  live.  "Ye Editor" took a trip below on  last Friday's boat.   The,' officers;,of'  the Sblitaiie Club   'say < he  has re*  ceived  full   credentials,  passports,  etc.-, arid thereds.no'���������doiib't.'hV- WiH^-JJ  receive the.best. of- attention...*:BeC7'-  ..fore leaving,  he said   the   "devil"  could take charge of *theApaper, duir* s ,  ing his absence. -..������,.  We regret to'say that Mr. . Geo.  Smith';'was the victim of a most  painfulaccident on Friday morn-";  ing While hoisting a joint of  ��������� meat on a hook, the meat slipped  and the hook entered hit'hand below  the joint of the little finger. Medical assistance was procured and  the wound attended to. With care ,  he hopes to be able to use his  hand in a week or so.  H. M. S. Warspite left Comox for  ��������� Esquirnalt on Thursday morning  and work will be begun at' once to  repair lier engines. New machin  ery is now en route to Esquirnalt,  and will be placed in the vessei '*  without delay. The work to be  . done to the "flagship- '.'will occupy  about four months. A mostsucces-  ful concert was given by the blue-  jacke's on the evening before the  ship's departure from Comox, in  K. of P. Hall.  ^e are in receipt of a very neat  lit'J���������'��������� "���������ouveiiir pamphlet issued by  the Manitoba Free Press Company.  The pages contain pictu:es ot the  iijost modern developments of media n:cal equipment for newspaper  production showing the evolution  from that lelic of the days of the  ii,fancy of the paper aud of Winnipeg. We re-'ivt that we cannot  accept the invitation of the Manitoba Free Fi\>6 to be present atthe  At Home, to witness t'- e making of  a modern newspaper. The News  wishes them all kind.- of success iu  th! r enterprise.  vi  ., 'I  -' 'I  - 'HI  m 0*������-0'������,0'������'0'������-0'������*0'������'0 o-������-o-������>o*������-o-������>o,������-o-������*o  0 "      ?  1 BY A.  E.  BELL. ������  .    ,        . ���������  0>*-0-*-0'*'0-**0-������,0.������-0 O-������hO-*'O'������'O-^0'������*O-������,O  They were old friends and hadacci-  . dentally met at the Pioneer Press club,  after a separation of more than a decade. After, the experiences of each  had been recounted at some length one  of them related the following story to  a coterie of newspaper men who were  present:  "It was back in the eighties that I  held a desk as city editor on the staff  of the Pottsville (Pa.) Democrat. I  had been working pretty hard, and my  health was failing,'so one day the chief  advised me to take a month or two off,  go into the country and recuperate. He  further advised me that if I wislied to  take the vacation I would be placed on  full pay on the condition that I write a  letter each week which might be of interest to patrons of The Democrat.  "I had a friend located in a little  town in Washington county who was  engaged in the publication of a weekly  paper, and I at once made up my mind  to go down and paj* him a visit.  "1 arrived at ray destination in good  time and was effusively welcomed by  my friend and his estimable' young  wife and made to feel at home immediately.  ���������'I lounged about the town, which  had a population of about 1.500 souls,  and struck up quite a large acquaintance within a short time.  "One morning, after I had been there  probably a week, I sauntered into the  office of my friend and,found him in a  dreadful stew. His local man had taken suddenly ill, and there was no one  else who could take an assignment that  had been mapped out for that day's  work. '    ���������  "It seems that a man named Barron  had died at his home, about five miles  from town, and, as his father had been  a man of wealth" and he had gained  considerable notoriety as a local character, it was deemed a good idea to get  an extended obituary of the deceased  Barron. The man owned property in  the mountains .of a township that had  been named after his father and was  somewhat difficult of access.  "I was' feeling well that morning  and, thinking a trip in the country  would do me good, offered myself as  4sub' on the occasion.  "The offer was eagerly accepted, and  within a short time I was en route in a  buggy for the scene, which was destined to prove a lucky assignment, although I was not aware of ,the fact.  "By making numerous detours aud  inquiries from each person I met I was  able to reach the Barron home. It was  located between mountains which formed a bowl shaped depression about the  house, which could be reached only by  a,narrow pass.  " 'What an excellent location for a  robbers' rendezvous,' I thought as I  passed along the narrow lane. 'Here a  handful of men could withstand a regiment of soldiers.' I drove up to the log  cabin, which was built against the side  of the mountain in the farthest corner  of the depression, and stopped. A half  dozen dirty looking children were playing about the doorway, and they all  dropped their play the instant they  ��������� caught sight cf me and ran inside the  hut.  "I walked leisurely to the door, which  stood wide open, and rapped. A sharp  featured woman made her appearance  after I had waited a few moments, and  I stated the purpose of my visit-  "I was invited in, and a chair was  , pushed forward for my use.  "The woman disappeared through a  low door at the rear of the hut. and I  took the opportunity of making a few  observations of my surroundings. The  hut was furnished with a couple of  beds, a rusty cook" stove and a rickety  old table, and everything denoted poverty. .  "The woman returned by the. time I  had taken' a look around and was followed by a middle aged man with as  villainous a countenance as you would  care to see. He was a younger brother  of the deceased, and he "began-to give  me some facts regarding tlie life of the  man whose obituary I was to obtain.  "While I was taking notes another  man came in and when I was through  with tlie task in hand took a look  around the hut. As quickly as my eyes  fell upon the third person it struck me  that 1 had seen him somewhere. He  was of rather nice appearance, had a  sandy mustache and was well dressed.  I had surely seen him at some previous  time and, with an object in view, inquired if that was a sou of the deceas  ed the hillside along the road. My suspicions were aroused at his strange actions, and I kept my weather eye in his  direction until I got safely out upon the  highway, where I lost sight of him. A  brisk drive soon landed me back at the  office of my friend, who greatly praised  my obituary.  "I did his local work several days  longer, and when his assistant had  fully recovered from his illness I resigned and returned to Pottsville in  much better spirits than when I had  left it a month before.  "The next day I took up my routine  assignment, and at the morning session  of the police court what was my astorr-  ishmeut to see in the prisoner's dock  the very same young man whom I had  met among the mountains.  "I at once became deeply interested  In his case. He was charged with passing counterfeit coin, the same charge on  which he was arrested several months  before, nis honor concluded, in view  of the serious charge and the fact that  it was for the second offense, to hold  him for further investigation.  "During the previous six months  Pottsville had been flooded with bogus  money, and the authorities had offered  a reward for the makers and shovers  of the queer. Young Barron had been  twice accused of passing the money,  but each time he told such a plausible  story that the officials were loath to believe him responsible for the whole  matter. The situation was becoming  alarming. , Detectiv.es had been- employed, but they were as much at sea  as the local officers. As a last resort a  reward of $1,000 was offered for the arrest and conviction of the offenders.  When no results came of the work that  was being done toward clearing up the  matter and the bogus stuff continued to  circulate. It was considered advisable  to raise the reward, which was accordingly increased to $1,000.  "This was the status of affairs on my  return from my vacation.  "I began to do a little detective work  on my own account. Tliejsum of $1,500  was a snug one, and I began to make  deductions,' with the prisoner, Barron,  as a starting point.  "I looked back over the trail that 1  bad covered a few weeks before���������the  location of the Barron home in Washington county, the situation of the old  hut in the bowl shaped depression  among the lofty mountains, the one  room in the hut with a rear door. What  was behind the portals of that rear  door?  "Then my imagination came Into  play, and I thought what an excellent  place for a counterfeiter's den could.be  under the mountain, with the hut as a  shield.  "Well, to make a long story short, I  told the mayor of my suspicions, and  asked for a detail of four men from the  force, to go down into Washington  county and investigate. He only  laughed at me, until I made things so  plain that he ���������was carried away with  enthusiasm over the plausibility of the  whole thing and ordered four policemen in citizens' clothes to accompany  me to tbe spot and make a thorough  investigation.  "We arrived at our rendezvous one  evening, having each one gone individually, po as not to arouse any suspicion  as to our object, and left after nightfall  for the Barron home.  "We reached a point about a mile  from the narrow" lane, at daybreak,'  tied-up our rigs and started on foot for  the hut., We were not long in reaching  the place, and a vigorous rapping  brought the sharp featured woman to  tlie door. She was rendered speechless  with fright at the sight of five strangers at the door. She was invited to  come outside and keep quiet. Our next  point was the door at. the rear. We  cautiously pushed this open, and the  sight that we encountered was one that  I will never forget.    -     .  "Six men and two or three boys were  busily engaged about a sweltering furnace, with a full set of molds, each at  his particular work. On the floor was a  largo quantity of both gold and silver  coins, of dollars and eagles, half eagles  Attacked to tbe Bakery.  A plausible tale of a man who bought  a 4oaf of bread and took away more  property than he paid for is told-by the  Puwtucket correspondent of the Providence Telegram. . The man was in a  hurry to catch a car.  His impatience made the clerk nervous. She, forgot to snap the string  which bound the paper about the loaf,  and away sped the -man'.with the loaf,  while the string reeled off behind him.  He caught the car all right, aud, although the conductor and some of the  passengers noticed as he sat down  close to the door that the twine paid  itself out as the car rolled along, the  man did not discover the tangle until  he alighted. In the meantime the conductor was having a good time. As  passengers stepped on the platform he  cautioned them not to walk on that  string, and thoy did not.  It might have looked mysterious to  the people who saw the string moving  along the street, for the unraveling  continued until the bakery twine bobbin had been nearly emptied by the  connected loaf a mile .away. The man  with the bread felt a tug at his loaf as  he stepped down from the car. Then  hecfollowed up the cord, winding as he  went.  Me was one of those strictly honest  men. who want nothing that. does, not  belong to- them, and the best part of  the story is that he followed the string  back, winding as he walked, and in  due time entered the bakery and restored the ball of twine.  ..  THE  FREIGHT  BUSINESS.  .Cromwell Wait n- Ruthleaa Victor...  We must remember always that under Cromwell there was no burning at  the stake, no dreadful torture in cold  blood, and  therefore at his  worst he.  Vises in degree above Philip-and Alva. .  But in kind his deeds in Ireland were>  the same as theirs in the. Netherlands!  and, though .the Puritan soldiers were  guiltless of the hideous licentiousness  shown   by   the   Spaniards  or   by   the  armies of Tilly  and  Wallenstein,  yet  the  merciless butchery  of .the  entire  garrisons  and  of  all   the  priests���������accompanied  by the  slaughter of other,  noncombatants in at least some cases���������  leave. Drogheda and Wexford as black  nnd terrible stains:on Cromwell's character, fr     .  Cromwell   and   his   lieutenants   put  down the insurrection and established  order because they gained such sweeping   victories,   not '- because   Cromwell  made merciless use of his first victories.-   It was the fighting ,of the , Puri--  tans- in   the  battle   itself  which! won^  and not their ferocity after the battle;'  and1 it was Cromwell who not merely  gave free rein to this ferocity, but inspired it. Seemingly quarter would have  been freely given had it not been for:  his commands.    Neither in morals nor  in policy were these slaughters' justifiable.    Moreover,  it  must be remembered that the men slaughtered'we're  entirely v guiltless of the-.original massacres  in  Ulster.���������Theodore" Roosevelt  in Seribner's.'  Not the "Go aa Yon Please," Haphazard Tiling; Many Suppose.  Most people have an idea that freight  is the last thing that railroads look after.  yL&ny profess to believe that- a piece of  freight once started on its journey is allowed to loaf along at its own sweet will  and pleasure, stopping where it wishes  and staying as long as it likes,' and only  bringing up at its destination.,w-hen" .there  is nowhere else, to go. .-.&������������������  When you have waited day after day  . .for that piano which, was shipped a  month ago. -you. are' ready to adopt that  opinion. But don't be in a hurry. When  that piano box shows up in Poughkeep-  sie at the time it should be in Portland,  the Poughkeepsie agent does, not uncase  the instrument and give a series of box  car recitals for the next two months.  You may think he.,,'does, but hie* doesn't.  Not a bit of it. There is "no'" w'elcjme  anywhere, for the wandering Willies of  freightdom. ��������� No agent wishes to'. be  caught with missing freight piled up in  his yard or house. The truth of the matter is thei-caili'oads are continually punching laggard freight in the ribs and admonishing it to move on.  It is an interesting study to see how the  railroads   handle   their  immense   freight  business.    To the Outsiders a ��������� freight- office   seoms    like   confusion   worse   confounded, but to the men who have been  trained to the work it is all as simple as  a problem in short division.    No matter  how .far from,, home ���������a' car is ;it is always  in touch with the home office.    If the car  has had bad luck nnd one of its trucks is  sprained, .the'home office knows about'it  and sends an' order to have it placed in  the nearest.car hospital and doctored up  to. working condition. ' The office knows  just what the car is earning, and  if it,  things its^ traveling expenses are getting  too-big it shifts its route. Or calls it home.  It is only once in awhile that a car gets,  away from   the  home  office  altogether,  and when one does there is no sleep for  anyvjone .till  the  .runaway  is found and  vjjft^rt^d .in "the right direction. [      "������������������  "S-;'After y.oii. have  listened-to  a  freight  agent's description of the elaborate plans  taken to look after freight.you will marvel   that,  a  .single   package, ever   goes  astray,   j   ;-     .,, , : ;; 7  But the man who is waiting for that  piano knows that it does. ��������� Lewiston  Journfti.  A  WILD STEEPLECHASE.  ed. I was gratified to know that his  name was Barron also, for at that very  moment it flashed upon me that I- had  seen him in police court in Pottsville  only a few weeks before under arrest  for passing bogus money.  "I began to make some Inquiries of  him, and he told me that he was employed in Pottsville and was at home  for the funeral of his father and intended going back to his work the next  day.  "Having nothing else to detain me, I  took leave of the people and started  faack to town. I drove slowly down the  road, and once 1 had an occasion to  turn and look back at the cabin. As I  did so I saw the form of a man dodging along between the trees that skirt-  and double eagles.  "We captured the gang without a  struggle and also took charge of the  outfit, which, by the way, was one of  the most complete that ever was seen  outside the Uuiled States mint. At the  subsequent trial the entire gang, including young Barron, were given  strong terms in the penitentiary. I received the $1,500 reward, which I made  very good use of."���������Newspaperdom.  APHORISMS.  Victory belongs to the most persevering.���������Napoleon.  An obstinate man does not hold opinions���������they hold him.���������Butler.  We cannot always oblige, but we can  always speak obligingly.���������Voltaire.  No thoroughly occupied man was  ever yet very miserable.���������L. E. Lan-  don.  He wh.o thinks his place below him  will certainly be below his place.���������  Saville.  The less we parade our misfortunes  the more sympathy we command.���������O.  Dewey.  Who dares do all that may become a  man and.dares no more, he is a man  indeed.���������Shakespeare.  There is no great achievement that is  not the result of patient working and  waiting.���������J. G. Holland.  Politeness Wasted.  - A guileless rustic who wished to become, attached to one of our railways  emerged from the examination room  and informed the expectant relatives  that   he had  failed  to  pass the sight  test.    ...... '...... . vi'  "Why. you can't have!" "exclaimed  the father, who was horrified at tti!6  thought. "You're no more color blind  than I am."    ;        .-''       ..-,.������������������������������������   ���������*���������;;"  '���������    ...''  "Happen not. but they won't have  me;" answered the rustic bitterly. "It  all comes o' trying to be polite an  obliging, as you said I wras to be, fey-  ther." - .������������������.;.      .-  "But I can't see how' being polite  could make any difference," quavered  the father. ' "' .-,.��������������������������� 7   ��������� ���������   J. ���������- ���������  "It did. though," said the rustic.  "The old chap held something up an  says: 'This is- green, isn't it?, Come,  now, isn't it: green?' quite pleading  like, and. .though I could see it wor  red, I couldn't find it in my 'art to tell  him he wor wrong- for fear he might  take offense... So I''. simply said. 'It is.  yer honor.' an they bundled me out..  ,No more politeness for me. It don't  pay."���������London Answers.  That In the Term One Critic Applies  -    to American 'Dinners.  To realize how our "upper ten"' scramble through existence, says Eliot ^Gregory  in' The Atlantic, one must contrast their  fidgety way of feeding with the bovine  calm in which a German absorbs his  -4biA<iisb"rnent- and ' the'1 hours ah] Italian;  can pass over his postprandial'meal.- An  American -dinner ��������� party affords us this  oppojlunit-y/  .    Fk-orii oysters to fruit-dinners'now are,  a  breathless  steeplechase,  during  which  we   take   our   viand   hedges   and   champagne .ditches-at a dead .run,  with con-  ..yersation   pushed,   at   much  .the   same,  speed.    To be silent would  be to  imply  ..that one was not having a good time, so  'we'rattle and gobble on' toward the finger bowl winning post, only to find that  rest is not there.  As the hostess pilots the ladies away  to the drawing room she whispers to her  spouse, "You won't smoke too long, will  )you?" So we are mulct in the enjoy-  '���������jnent of even that last resource of weary  humanity, the cigar, and are hustled  away from our smoke and coffee, to find  our appearance is a signal for a general  move.  One of the older-ladies rises. The next  moment the whole circle, like a flock of  frightened birds, is up and off. crowding  ���������'each other in the ;hallway; calling for  their carriages and rattling the unfortunate servants who are attempting to  cloak and overshoe them.        , ;'";,'  i Bearing in mind that the guests have  come as late as they dared without being  absolutely uncivil, that the dinner has  been served as rapidly as was materially,  possible and that the circle ^broke up as  soon as the meal had ended7one asks  oneself in ^wonder why.,- if dinner- is such  a bore that it lias, to be scrambled  thrjaugh,' couteque coute, people continue  ������o dine out?. .    .... .. .   ,   ...  THE TURF  REVIEW.  Tom Keating says that the pacer by  Direct out of Bonbon that is in his stable is about the best green one he ever  handled.  It is said that former Senator Worth  will have as' handler of the yearlings  recently purchased by him the well  known Kentucky turfman IVT. Chinn.vi  ��������� . Ed Geers recently worked The Abbot  over the Louisville track a. mile in 2:13,  ; last half in 1:03. Twelve of the horses-  iu his stable have beaten- 2:20 this-  spring.  Marvin has a yearling trotter in his  stable that is said to have stepped a  quarter recently in 40 seconds. ,, The  youngster is by Belisre, 2:21*4. dam by  Kc-d Wilkes.  " Work on the new mile track at the  Syracuse state fair grounds is progressing nicely, and everything will be  in readiness for the big meeting to be  held the last week of August.  J. E. Hubinger is said to have recently refused $S,0d0 from a wealthy eastern road driver for his erratic trotter  John Nolan. 2:08. llubinger paid $1,000  'for the gelding in 1808 and more than  won him out that season.  United States Consul Winslow, at  Loige. Belgium, calls the attention of,  the state department at Washington to  tho fact that American colts of various^  ages may be sold to'great advantage in  the country to which he is accredited.  The driving, club idea seems to be  permeating the entire country. Word  comes from Lexington,'Ky.. that there  Is talk of forming one there. Although '  a comparatively small place, having a  population of only about 40,000 people,  Lexington already has an excellent  speedway.      ,  Government statistics show that the  decline in horse values in the United  States from 1S92 to 1S9G amounted to  the appalling sum of $500,000,000.  Since 180G the increase in horse values  amounts to over $100,000,000. with a  decrease of nearly 02,000,000 in the  number of horses.  STAGE GLINTS.  Marrying; For Money.  A decrepit old uegress. witn a deformed back and a few discolored  fangs in the place of toc>,th.. ea.llqd. one  day upon a gentleman who had been  her employe.!* and announced, "Mistah.  Ise gwine tor git merried."  "Get married, auntie!" exclaimed the  man. "Why, I'm surprised! Isn't the  change a littlesuddeh?"     7  "Yes. tol'able sudden, but bettah late  than nebber."     -      -  "Oh. well." answered the friend politely, "a lady is never too old to marry, I suppose���������if she f-P-Is' in lovel'V  "But I'ze not fallen" iri lub!"  "Going to  marry   for .money?'7sar-'  castically.  "Yes, sah, dat am de solemn troof.  It's money. Ise 'gaged ter Billy  Jones." . . ..:..: ��������� ;-,  "Why, Billy's only 25;~:and you must  be 45!"  "Yes, sah, dat's so, but I'ze now pay-  in Billy fifty dollahs a yeali for rent,-  an I'ze gwine ter marry him ter save  dat ermount."   Couldn't Help -Hims.elf.  ���������Taggers���������So he married .the^widow! -I  thought he had his eye^ori^hejfra������_ghter.  Waggles���������So he bald;'" but the* widow  had her eye on him.���������-Tit-Bits.  A Story of Onman Pasha.  While, Osman Pasha was one night  making the rounds of the Plevna fortifications he happened upon three members  of a guard off duty, who; each possessing  ���������the then rare luxury of a cigarette, had  dotcrminedv with eastern logic, to, play  a game of cards for the lot. But while  the game wa.s in progress a Russian shell  ��������� intruded, burst close by and killed one of  the players.  Now.' a custom of the Turkish army decrees that a deceased man's comrade who  is on sentry is entitled to a reversion of  the,dead man's interest, even in a gamble, so that Osman. who was unrecognizably mufliod up. was at once invited to  take the slain soldier's hand and finish  the game. Ho accepted and won. Then,  turning to the disconsolate players:  ' "Take the three cigarettes to the sentry I represented." he said. "They are  rcaHy his by right"���������then, producing a  well filled case, he proceeded, "aud accept these from mo."  Fattening- the  Ortolan.  The height of luxurious living is a well  .cooked- ortolan, the little bird celebrated  -for   the-exquisite  delicacy   of   its "' flesh.  The birds are kept in a room the floor of  -which: is strewn  plentifully  with . millet,  seed and corn and from which daylight  gradually  is  excluded,   and   under  these  conditions they  pass the last five or six  weeks of their existence.    Gradually the  feathers of the body  drop out, and', the  bird   becomes   a   mere   ball  of  fat   with  wings and a feathered head.   Gently handling it, the operator  picks up the  bird  ''and dips its beak  into champagne,  with  the result that the bird dies suddenly and  painlessly.   Cnmpaien Alacrity.  7 "What did ithat politician say at first  ���������'blush when the office was proffered him?"  ,������������������ "At first blush?    Lots you ltnow a&out  politics!    There wasn't any blush about  it; he nabbed it."���������Indianapolis Journal.  Beerhohm Tree is to act Othello.  Thomas Nelson Page is dramatizing  his novel, "Red Rock." ,     ,  Arthur W. Pinoro is said to be -writing a'play for Olga Nethersole.  Eleanora Duse, interviewed recently  'by the Vienna Mode, said that in her  opinion Tolstoi stood by the side of  Shakespeare.'  The latest work to be prepared for  the stage is "The Romance cf Robert  Burns." .made into a play by its author,  John Tompletou.  There   will   be   another   of   Marion  Crawford's   books  on   the  stage   Dext  year, "Via Crucis," to be produced by '  Charles Frohman.  The Bostonians will next season  make two important productions, which  will be presented in connection with  their present repertory.  An old theater is to be torn down in  Pittsburg, and every visitor during the  final week of its use will receive an order for a souvenir bit oT'wood cut from "  the stage.  Daniel    Frohman    has   secured   the  stage  rights  in  the  dramatization  of  "Red   Pottage,"   the   most   successful'  novel that has appeared iu Euglaud for  several years.-  The lecture platform in this country  will be well supplied next season.  Among others RI. Labori. the famous  French lawyer who so ably defended,  Dreyfus, is coming over to give a series.of talks.  Owen   Fawcett.   who  was  Osric   in  "Hamlet" during the 100 nights' run at .  the Winter Garden. New York, season  of 18G4-5, will be Polonius when E. H..-.  Sbthern produces "Hamlet" at the Garden theater. Sept. 17.   Precocious.  "My boy Jimtuie, aged 9, is a corker in  .psychology, and it's only his second term  at it too." ,  "Indeed."-  "Yes., The other day he snid he was  certain' that the higher moral influence  had nothing to-do with my being a good  citizen."  "Then how did he account for it?"  "He said I was afraid of the police."���������  Cleveland -Plain Dealer.  ��������� Tlirbnt Trouble.  Barnes Tormer (the eminent tragedian)  M;Iow miichsis in the house?  The Manager���������Three dollars and  eighty-five cents.  Barnes Tormer���������Let it be given out  that I am suffering with throat trouble  and cannot appear.  "Throat trouble?"  "Yes, fellow! Have they not given me  it in the neck?"���������Indianapolis Press.  It You Don't Believe It, Weigrh One.  ��������� A sheet of water one inch.thick and  one acre in area weighs 101 tons.���������Indianapolis Press.  Do Not  Pay Cash_^  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT-  A very large saving can be made.   We can  furnish the exact amotmt'for any payment.  'Write for particulars and price.  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, wihmjpw Itf 1  {  !:l .'  M  7'  I  ;)  ft  I'll  ���������/-���������  Iff  IH-  ;���������>   ,  C'ti \  WH- \  ��������� [  t'7  it-1  T  I)  I )  -,'" '���������  1-r  ������'���������('  I''  !-. \  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND.. B.C.  THE VERDICT.  War interest will now switch from  whiskers to cues.���������Sioux City Journal.  The case of Lord Roberts shows that a  great deal also depends upon the man behind the man behind the gun.���������Chicago  Tribune.  Don't go  to  Capo  Nome  seeking gold  unless you have money to pay your way  ,   hack      **���������  '���������������  oh"������"-ift-  +���������������  f������-!i>,"<������  hftre  at  home.  The opinion that the ancient; and h'on-  orable office of tho coroner can just as  well be dispensed with by our advancing  civilization is evidently spreading.���������  Brooklyn Citizen. '  The cause of woman suffrage' has received a bad blow in tho Oregon elections. The vote upon the question was  overwkolminplv ai-<'i"'"t ���������������'������''������" the ballot  to women.  Surgery now snow a uiuc a man  may  live without a forehead as well as without a stomach.    It will hardly be neces-  ~ sary for it. in -'>"���������"' ������-i,������f. ho en��������� i;Vp without brains  We have at last civilized an lnuia.i, for  old Gcronimo deposited $1,425 won at  poker iu bank as a provision for his old  age.' Perhaps the fruit has proved costly, bu* a*- '"-f wfi have now on������ ������*pcci-  mea.  New Jersey now has a brood of snakes  with feet. It is understood that the mosquitoes are. all ill from malaria and that  some new sensation was necessary to  . call attention in the usual manner to the  approaching seashore exodus.���������New York  Press.  If the present complications in China  and the rivalry between Russia and Japan are arranged and settled without  recourse to -war, the world will begin to  believe Salisbury was right in saying the  "concert of Eurr������r������������ i* snmotliiug more  than a name.'  (fO  THE PEDAGOGUE  TAKING  THE  REINS.  ��������� John Kinney recently drove Choral,  2:0S, a half over the Belmont track in  1:01%.  , Lord Vincent, 2:0S%, is 100 pounds  heavier than a year ago and is working  miles around 2:20. Charley Doble likes  him better than ever.  There is a 2-year-old pacer in the Ma-  plewood farm' string that Tom Marsh  says can step a quarter in 32 seconds.  He is by Ashland Wilkes, 2:17%.-  In a matinee free for all pace at Springfield, Mo.. May 30, Opha M, 2:22%, stepped the lirst and third heats in 2:Vd%  and 2:1G and.Juna, a green.mare by Ko-  nantz, the second in 2:17.  A syndicate of horsemen will purchase  ground at Flushing, N. Y., and lay out a  -mile track.    Athletics, baseball and other  sports  will   be   held   there.     Trotters  are to have a chance'also.  Ruth C, ,a green pacing mare without  a mark, won a matinee race of half mile  heats at Gloversville, N. Y., May 30 in  1:10, 1:11 and, 1:0S. She is owned by C.  F. Allen and has a good prospect.  Nelly Bruce, 2:l0\7i1, is . running to a  paddock at Jerry O'Neil's farm at Lexington and will never be raced again.  She is looking strong and rugged and  has boon bred to"Chehalis, 2:04%.  The Ontonian (2:04) filly Ondielieno,  Frank InihoiFs entry in the"'$5,000 Chamber of Commerce purse at. Detroit, is  working fast at the Grosse Pointe track.  She is now stepping.easy miles in 2:2'?"/^.  The Canadian -Derby, 1% .miles, value  $2,000. was won easily recently af Fort  Erie by Carruthers &��������� Shields' Advance  Guard,' 127 pounds. Lampglobe, 110  pounds, was second and Rodford, 102  pounds, third: time, 2:0S"}i. Taral rode  Advance Guard.  THE CYNIC.  We have heard about Job of course,  but what's boils compared with kin?  Washing seems to < have the same effect  on a girl's shirt waist that marriage has  on a pretty girl.  The,dearest child is the one too young  to know that there is more to a circus  than the parade.  When a man acts a great deal younger  than he really is, you will tind as a result his wife looking very much older  than her years.  Every bride imagines that her photograph on her husband's office desk inspires him.to keep onward and upward,  like the boy in "Excelsior."  When a real tough man falls in love,  one of the funniest things is the manner in which he gives up poker to delight in a game of old maid.���������Atchison  Globe.   Still She Wns Olnd to Get Him.  The Bridesmaid tatter the ceremony)���������  Weren't you frightened nearly to death?  The Bride���������Frightened? Why, I "could  hardly keep from laughing right out to  see how ridiculous poor Harry looked.���������  Chicago Tribune.  Feminine Strategry.  He���������You are holding your parasol on  tho. wrong side to protect you from the  sun.  She���������Yes. I know it; but there is that  horrid Miss Upperten. and I want her to  seo my new hni.���������' ''hirvi ������rn News.  State of Ohio, City of Toledo,) ���������,  Lucas < ouxty, j ss-  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the  Bonior partner of tlie firm of F. J. Chunkt &  Co., doing business in the Citv of Toledo,.  County and State aforesaid, and that said firm  -will pay the sum of O-VE HUNDttED DOL-  XiAKS for each and every cjnse of catarrh that  cannot be cureu by the use of Hall's Catakbh  Cuke. FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before me and subscribed in my  presence, this Uth day of December, A. T>., 1888.  r  ��������� v A. W. GLEASON,  ���������y seal I JS'olary Public.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is tak^n internally and  act3 directly on the blood and mucous surfaces  of the system.   Seurl tor testimonials, free.  F. J CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggist-*, 7rc.  Hall's Family Fills are the best.  According to The School Review only  41.51 per cent of the pupils in American  high schools are boys!  Edwin G. Cooley. superintendent of the  Chicago normal school, has been elected  by the trustees of the board of education  to succeed Dr. Benjamin Andrews as  superintendent of Chicago's public school  system.  Professor Eliot of Harvard the other  day received from several Harvard alumni now serving in the Philippines a large  and valuable collection of native .arms,  ornaments and manuscripts for the university museum.  J., C. Monaghan, who has been appointed professor of commerce in the new  School of Commerce to be opened at the  University of Wisconsin this fall, has  recently resigned,as consul of the United  States at Chemnitz, Germany, where he  has been stationed for the last- seven  years.  Sawdust Graduate*.  Most of tho circus acrobats and not a  few of the rough and tumble, comedians of the stage who have graduated  from tho rinjr were reared and learned  the rudiments of their business in the  lumber towns of the northwest. In'the  "business" these are known as "sawdust towns" on account of the sawmills, which are their chief industry.  There are many of these in Wisconsin  and Michigan and several in Iowa that*-  havo turned out the bulk of the acrobats and tumblers in the business.  In the "sawdust towns"' the small  boys have exceptional facilities for  learning to turiiusomersaults and handsprings in the great beds of sawdust  that'surround the mills. Soon they begin to try the more difficult feats they  see done in the shows that visit, the  towns. After school hours they tumble until it is time to go home and do  the "chores." Krom out of .'then! all  there generally rise two or three boys  who get the knack of the acrobatic  feats, aud those work in constant rivalry, each trying to excel the other.  One day along comes a circus, and,  the best, boy tumbler applies for a job  and shows what he can do. Perhaps  he is given a chance as a. "top mounter," or the top man in a pyramid act,  because he is light and active. ' When  he gets older,.heavier and stronger,  he may beconie an "uuderstander," or  the man who holds a mountain of men  on his shoulders. And thus he gets  to the show business.���������Exchange..  GLOOM AMDDESPAIR  GIVE   WAY  TO  VIGOR,   HEALTH  AND   HAPPINESS.  Simple Prescription.  "I could save more money," the young  man admitted, "but I find it so hard to  break away from my friends. A fellow  can't be a boor and cut all his "acquaintances without reason, you know."  "I will tell you what to do," said the  mnn with the brindle mustache. . "Buy  a dog." .^ , .  "And then what?"'  "Then, when you meet your friends,  you will find yourself telling them stories  of his wonderful intelligence. You just  can't help it. In this manner you may  soon   be  alone."���������Indianapolis   Press.  Merely  Buying-.  '  Caller���������Isn't your mother in, Ethel?  Ethel���������No, ma'am.   She's down town. ;  Caller���������Shopping?  Ethel���������Oh, no, ma'am; I. don't think  she had time for that. She said she was  just going to run down and get some  things she needed.���������Philadelphia Press. .���������  WAR  PICTURE  and.  WEEKLY  FREE PRESS  So great has been the demand  for the Free Press War Picture that  the supply of maps of South Africa  was entirely exhausted three  weeks after the offer was made-  If you want a copy of this handsome picture, sign the order below  and seud to Free Press with.  50 Cents  ������ -I   ��������� I   ���������   I       .-Il    I    ���������   I   II ���������   ������������������    IH.���������.I.I���������..  Present subscribers may avail  themselves of this offer by sending  50c, which will entitle them to the  picture and to have their subscription extended for six months.  An Attack of L.:i Grippe Left tlie SuflEVrer  Weak, Nervous himI *Eiif������e))le<!���������A Victim of Insomnia and Heuit Trouble.  Naturally every sick person to whom  help is promised   will   ask,    "has  the  remedy been successful?    Whom has it  helped?"    We   cannot0 better  answer  these questions than by publishing testimonials received from grateful people  who are   anxious  tbat  other  sufferers  may profit by   their experience.    One  of these grateful ones is   Mrs. Douglas  Kilts,   of   Perry  Station,   Ont.    Mrs.  Kilts says:���������"Three years ago I had a ,  /very severe attack of la grippe, and the  disease left me in an  extremely worn  out, nervons, and enfeebled   condition.  The nervousness was so   severe   as   to  have almost resulted in St. Vitus dance.  Sleep forsook nie. I had bad attacks of  heart trouble, and the   headaches I en*  dured were something terrible.     I bad  no appetite, and  was  literally  fading  away; I was not able to work about the  house and.was so   weak  that   I could  scarcely lift a cup of tea. I was treated  by a good doctor, but ^vith no benefit.  Almost in despair, I rasovted to patent  medicines, and tried several, one after  another, only to   bo   disappointed by  each.  I lingered in this condition until  the winter of 1899,   when a friend prevailed npon me to   try' Dr.   Williams',  Pink Pills, and I began . taking   them.  From the first the pills  helped me and  I could feel my strength   gradually returning.    I continued the  use  of the  pills according to diiections until I had  taken eight boxes, when   I was again  enjoying perfect health.'    My strength  had entirely returned, my appetite was  spiendid.the heart trouble and nervousness had ceased,   while   the blessing of  sleep, once denied, had again returned.  I had gained   over   thirty   pounds   in  weight, and was   able   to do all my  housework with   ease.    In   fact  I had  received a new lease of life.    I believe  my cure is permanent, as more  than a  year has since   passed   and  I  feel  so  strong and well that I venture   to say  there is not a healthier  woman in this  section; indeed I am   enjoying  better  health   than  I have for  twenty years,  and this has been brought about by the  use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.   I feel  that I cannot say enough in their praise  for I believe they saved  my life.    My  son has also received the greatest benefit from the use of these pills in a case  of "spring; fever."  Wanted to Warn Him.  Sir.Algernon'West tells this story in  his "Recollections:" One day the late  Sir George Campbell.' who had a very  strident, * loud, rasping voice, called on  Sir Algernon,' who was then secretary  to Mr. Gladstone, to talk over the land  question.    "  After he had been In conversation  about three minutes the office keeper  appeared, bearing the card-of an M. P.  who, he said, was very anxious to see  Sir Algernon. r The latter said he was  sorry-.to be engaged. In another minute he appeared with the card of a well  known peer who was most desirous to  have a word with him. Again the latter said he was too busy to see him  just then. In another minute the man  again came in with a huge card saying  the lord mayor and sheriffs of London  wanted to speak to Sir Algernon West  ' very urgently in the next room.  , Sir Algernon apologized to Sir George  and went out to such great dignitaries.  When he got out of the room, the office  keeper startled him by saying, "There  ain't nobody here, sir, but I was afraid  a madman had been shown in to you  by mistake, and I wanted to warn you.  sir."  Minari's Liniment Cnres Bnrns, Etc,  Edith  Doesn't Wear  Sneei.  Kate���������What would you do if a man  asked you for a kiss?  Edith���������I just wouldn't give it to him.  A -man who can't get. a kiss without  haviug to ask for it isn't worth wasting ont\s time over.���������Boston Transcript.  Alan. Too Trne!  '-'You must pay in advance," said the  lady who kept the boarding house at  thegreat bogus lithia spring.  "But." replied the tottering invalid  who had just arrived, "can't you lot  my trunk be security until tomorrow?  I expect a check then."  "No. Pay now. or you can't stay  here tonight I want you to understand tbat I'm n^t in this' hnsi"������������<i for  my health.  _^  I was cared of painful Goitre by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  BYARD McMULLIN.  Chatham, Ont.  I was cured of inflammation by  MIINARD'S LINIMENT.  MRS. W. W. JOHNSON.  Walsh, Ont.  I was cured of Facial Neuralgia by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  J. H. BAILEY  Parksdale, Ont.  THE FLAGGING ENERGIES REVIVED.���������Constant application to business  is a tax upon the energies, and if there be  not relaxation, lassitude and depression are  sure to intervene. These come from stomachic troubles. The want of exercise brings  on nervous irregularities, and the stomach  ceases to assimilate food properly. In this  condition Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will be  found a recuperative of rare power, restoring the organs to healthful action, dispelling  depression, and reviving the flagging energies.  It'is stated that the empress dowager  of China is in a bad temper. That is  enough to give a lot of oriental states-  meu a pain in the neck.���������New York Sun.  Russia, it is said, will fall to pieces  after oho great defeat iu battle. None  of her critics seems inclined, however, to  teach her the lesson of a great defeat.���������  San Francisco Call.  It certainly won't be the fault of impatient war correspondents if Russia and  Japan are not led to, see that the only  hope for peace and quiet lies in a speedy  Hitht to ������. liiiish.-  First Advice to the Injured.  Graball (looking for free information)  ���������Suppose I should fall through a defective sidewalk and sprain my ankle,  what would you advise me to do?  Lawyer���������Come to me and plank down  $10 as a retainer <uad then ask me that  question.  A  Cold  ami  Selfish  Nntnre.  Office Boy���������Please, sir,'can I get off?  My gran'ina's awful sick.  I-hnployer���������No. Jerry. I'm going to  the game myself.  I A "TH^PANA " RELIANCE CIGAR  LA      lUOVAim,     FACTORY, Montreal  "Not InconsiKtcnt.  He���������1 can't understand you women.  For instance, a girl will' cry at her wedding just as if she were losing a husband instead of just getting one.  She���������Yes, but she realizes that she  has lost her lover.  And That Was All.  c Askit���������Why do you call Miss Vogner  an admirable musician when she plays  but oue pieceV =  Tellit���������That's why.���������Baltimore American'.  Have you tried Holloway's Corn Cure? It  has no equal for removing these troublesome  excresences, as many have testified who  have tried it.  A Hustler.  This Is the letterhead of an Iowa lawyer:  ���������: , LAWYER.  Practices in every court on the western hemisphere. Perfects titles and buys and sells mort-  frftijes. Makes loans and collections. Am tlie redheaded, scar faced, freckle betjrimed legal Napoleon of the slope and always in the saddle. Active as the wild, untamed feline. Fierce as a lion  and gentle as a dove.  "AND WITH GOOD ADVICE MAKE WAR."  MINARD'S LINIMENT Relieves NenraUia.  FREE PRESS  Winnipeg  Please seud Weekly Free Press  for six months with picture of  "Capture of Commandant Botha  by Canadian Mounted Rifles" for  which I enclose 50 cents.  Name  Address  Tlie   Fitness  of  Things.  "See, the sheriff is asleep." said the  first convict. ������������������Let us jump from the  train." ���������  '���������No. we cannot jump now," objected  the second convict. '���������The train is not  yet running (50 miles an hour."  This shows that even the criminal  classes read the newspapers and bave  an idea of the propriety of conforming  to conventionalities.���������Baltimore American.  Have you tried Holloway's Corn Cure? It  has no equal for removing these troublesome  excresences, as many nave testified who  have tried it.   (  Great lilt of Head Work.  "Miss Pinkie," the young man began,  with- a quaver in his voice, "may I presume so far upon our short acquaintance  as to ask you''���������  "Please say no more, Mr. Mitchell-  tree," faltered the maiden. "I regret  deeply to give you pain, but if I have  inadvertently encouraged you to entertain hopes chat can never be realized I  cannot forgive myself. Believe me, I am  sincerely"��������� '  "Pardon me, Miss Billmore," interrupted the youth, who had gasped once or  twice and drawn his hand across his  brow while she was speaking, "but I was  only going to ask you for tho loan 'of a  nickel for car fare. I was stupid enough  to come away from home this evening  without my pocketbook. Ah, thanks,  Miss Billmore! I will return it without  fail.    Goodnight/'.  SLEEPLESSNESS.���������When the nerves are  unstrung and the whole body given up lo  wretchedness, when the mind is filled with  gloom and dismal forebodings, the result of  derangement of the digestive organs, sleeplessness comes to add to the distress. If only  the subject could sleep there would be oblivion for a while, and temporary relief.  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will not only induce sleep, but will act so beneficially that  the subject will wake refreshed and restored  to happiness.  Had Plenty ot It.  "I've got to catch a train," ��������� panted  the dyspeptic looking man. dropping into the barber's chair.   "Hurry up.".,  "You seem to be out of breath," remarked the barber. e  "Yes, but I notice you're not," replied the other, catching the usual  whiff of spring onions.���������Philadelphia  Pi-ess.  HOTEL BALM0RAL,^?^eal  Free Bus. Am.  50 up.    E.P.Sl.OOea.  ANDERSON PRODUCE. CO., LIMITED  WINNIPEG, MAN.  GREEN  FRUITS AND PRODUCE  Highest Cash Price paid for Butter and  Eggs. All mail orders for fruit promptly  attended.   Satisfaction guaranteed. -  Money to Loan  Apply to  NARES, ROBINSON  & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  Brass Band  T ii strum en ts, Drivms, Uniforms.-IStc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue  50j illustrations mailed free. Write us for anything in Music or.Muslcal Instruments.  Whaley Royce & Co., ^fcSifeBi.  K..;^^^T^^fc^^  Manufactured by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg.  Catholic Prayer gSnJ^scS:  ulars. Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders receive prompt attention, d. &J. saUier&Co.,Montreal  Retort Conrleoas.  "My dear.'-'-said (J rowel Is, "you ar<  simply tiillcitip: nonsense."  "I know it." i-cpliiMl hi? better half  "but it's because 1 want you'to,iiinl^r  stand what I s;iv "  HAD LA GRIPPE.���������Mr. A. Nickerson,  farmer, Dutton. writes: "La.-it winter I had  la grippe, and it left me with a severe pain  in the small of my back and hip that used to  catch me whenever I tried to climb a fence.  Thia lasted for about two month?, when I  bought ti bottle of -Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil  and urcd it both internally und externally,  morning and evening, for three days, at the  expiration of which time I was completely  cured."  MINASD'S LITOENT for Sail Everywhere.  An Unletnd Comment,  . At the conclusion of the postprandiffl  exercises the Ancient and Honorable Artillery company reformed.���������Boston Globe.  If this.he true, a staggering blow has  f.rnitten the distilling trust.���������New York  Sun.  The Otlicr Side.  Fido came hurrying back into the  house, after a stolen visit to the street,  with bites in various portions of his  anatomy, his glossy coat covered with  dust and looking disreputable in the  extreme.  "The. more 1 see of dogs," he whimpered, "the better I like men!"���������Chicago Tribune.  Protected.  "Have you ample police protection  In your neighborhood V"  "Yes, indeed. Our cook is the most  popular one for blocks."���������Philadelphia  Bulletin.  MMAEB'S immm Cares DaMml  Finnnclnl Pleasantry,  "Dave, lend me a-dollar."  "I can't do it. Billy, but I can lend  you that dollar vou already owe me  another week."  Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup stands at  the head of the list for all diseases of the  throat and lungs. It acts like magic in  breaking up a cold. A cough is soon subdued, tightness of the chest is relieved, even  the worst case of consumption is relieved,  while in recent ca.'ts it may be t=aid never to  fail. It is a medicine prepared from the  active principles or virtues o-f several medicinal herbs, and can be depended upon for all  pulmonary complaints.  *5>  #  t  it*  xl*  $  vl/  vV  %  w  Nl"*  N������"  $  ������"  ii?  \������  \U  \t"  w  ������"  s������  ^������-S���������SC<n$���������������������������������������S$$$���������������<S*SSaL|  EVERYTHING. .-. . f  *^F0R THE PRINTERf  "'<���������". ' .������������������  <!+ ������������������    s-|>  We keep a large Stock always on     X  hand of 5K  TYPE      I  PRINTERS'  I  MATERIAL   1  AND ������'  MACHINERY. I  * I  We can fit out Daily or Weekly     ^  Papers or Job Outfits on a       .   W  few hours notice. S  We also supply READY-PRINTS,     "1*  STEREO-PLATES and Z  PAPER  AND  CARD STOCK  %  TORONTO TYPE  FOUNDRY CO.,  LIMITED  175 OWEN ST., WINNIPEG.  **  $'  I  (J*  vl>  \V  \!>  vV  \V  vV  %  s.  *^666���������6ee���������*B���������6���������e���������������������������*S������������������6^  W. N. U.  284.  J  u TH2   CUMBERLAND sN EW3  Issued.  Every   Wednesday.  \V. B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  Tlie columns ot Thi* News are oper; to all  9th> wixh to express therein views on inatt-  ersof public  interest.  While we do not hold ourselves ' respon*-'.  ���������ble for the utteiaiiCes of corredpoi.deutH, ve  reserve the right of decliuiug to insert  coniuiuuicatioiiM un necessarily personally.  WEDNESDAY,   OCT. 3rd,    1900.  WAR NEWS.  London, Soj.t. 22.���������Following  despatch from Rohors' Mehtuen  completely rou;ed a Boer convoy at  Klerksdorp and lecaptured a 15-  pi Hinder ost at Colenso. He also  Ciptured 26 wasons, 8000 cattle,  A000 sheep72C0O ) rounds of ammunition and 28 piiso  er-*.     Hild-  ard occnpieil Yr held Sep. 19 fuming , ut the Boers from a strong po-  fiion. British casualties were few.  CJery has captured a Holland American belonging to Theroh's scouts  who confirms the report of Gen.  Theron'.* death.  Berlin, Septi 22. -A despatch receded here fro:n Tien  Tson   giving  loss of allies at capture of Pei T.-at-g  forts as 120 men, including  7 Germans.     The    despatch   adds  that  , Chit e-e escaped   in   boats,   the  attack was made by  8,000 allies on  the fort at  daybreak.     The   attach  wa-' answered brirklp fr<������m the tort,  the bombardment continuing  until  ���������nuon, tnef.-rts unt rep lying after 10  o'clock     The allies completely sur-  roim led the. pbice   making   e<-cpe  s ���������eminglyimposs.bie, yet over 3000  men i*ot away in   bipad   daylight.  Russian   fire  badly  'damaged   the  forts.  Ottavvt,  Sept.^ 22���������Trades  congress yesterday'afternoon re-elected  Ralph Smith, M.P.P., of  Nanaimo.  as president.    He will c-hi test  thir-  di- rict  as an    independent   labor  candidate in the Dominion election  Suing lai, Sept. 25.��������� -Reported  the Dowager Empress his issued a  u-voiJil edi 't commanding Li Hun.-  Dhang !0 raise an army and recapture Pekin.  Vam-.ouver, Sept. 25.���������E. E.  Bl'.climooiv, a local cyclist, collided  thi-* afternoon with Mrs. Shanm n>  a woman 35 years of age. She was  carried to the hospital and ditru  shortly afterwards from ���������injuries  sustained. Blachmoorre was arrested for furious driving.  A well laid plot   to   defraud the  Government   developed , to-.da}*   in  police;   court.    On   examtnati.m   of  ileven  Japs,   rl.argtd   with   fal.-ely  &-.���������-.e.iring that.they'   v\ere   properly  emiihd to become British subjects,  saying they .ad   been   residen s   o.  P. C  f.-r four year.-, it  was   prove-  that   Jajanere     contractors     had  brought the   new   Jnps,   forwarded  them ir m Japan in   their employ  and the latter did not   cv;a    know  what they were   about.    One   Jap  auese,  on    landing   in   Vanoouwi  wa- snipped direct,to 'Skeena Rivc-i  and there re eived his    papers   tu  months   later    rot  knov\ing  wha  they ment.    The   charges    wiil    It  withdrawn    and    warrants   will reissued at once for judgment   on the  offending Jap contractors.  O   ing to the virtual  close of th������-  war in Afric.i, the bulletin  wiL   b  discontinued after Sept. 30'h.  London.    Sent.  25���������The   Dailv  Mail has this despatch from Loren-  -.Z" Ma/zueze:    "Heavy   lighting   i  : it-ported   ru-ross   the   Saha     River.  Ti.i- mean.- t-i.it the British -ire in  ���������p-r\x\ tni'g Stevne and   Re  ie  win  ���������with their forces aie   attempting t<  push f'r ward a������������d efi'c-t a junction  A c-unni .nder is  s-dd   to have s .;  -ende ed' near Pietersburg. The  war is ended says the LorenzoMar-  quez ��������� onespondent to the D.uly  1 imes. Many guns have I em dis-  coveiod, also live hundred waggons  and thousands of tons of stores of  every description have been unearthed.  L 'ndon, 26.���������Lord   Roberts    re,,  p rts  that,Gen. Hamilton foundat  , the troC' dile River 137 guns, inclu  ding seven lost by the British.They  were mostly destroye ;.  Cape Town, 26.���������The Times cor-  respo ulent gives the following estimate, that any g. ocl police force  of 2,5JO'men can effect the, com-,  plete pacification of the country.  It will be impos ible for Boers in  the future to mass a force exceeding loOO The -Boers are si'rk of  war and the Irish American aid  other mercenaries are clamoring for  for payment and threatening the  Boer officials.  London, Sept.,28.���������Lord R.-berts  ��������� / -        ''        '-.---��������� '.    .  repot ts to the war office; under date  of Mucha'd dorf^ Sept. 27th as follows: The Boers attacked a portion  f British infantrv" nearsNelspruit  this morning, but were beaten off  after a few hours sharp fighting,'  Buller occupied Macmaze bridge  south side of Burghers pass, separ  ating the Boer sforces, and capturing 260 after Slight resistance.  )Vashington, Sept. 28.���������Gen. Mc-  Arthur cables from Manilla that 51  men left San Cruzerfor' Arrigan on  3rd inst. and no.hing have been  heard of them since and it is supposed that 4he prty* including  Capt. Shields lias been'captured.  Vancouver, Sept. 28.���������It is announced that a   partv of workmen  nu nbering'.'" 200    mer,    c������'.nsi>-'.ing  chi fly o- miners from '.'-Scotland are  expected to reach  here - to-mrro,v: .'  They will work in the Union "Col-"  .ieries and will form a valuable ad ���������,  dition  'o the   colliery   population,  122 being  practical   miners.    The  Company'expect; at   least   another  TOO more to leave   Scotland   within  the next month.  G. R. Maxwell, M.P P., for* Van-,  c ������uver, was nominated at th^ Lib-'  eral convention to-night,  *" o  Ralph Smith passed through to  Nanaimo this afternoon. He has  definitely decided to contest Vancouver district. Sloan will stand  as the Liberal candidate. John  Bryden received the Conservative  nomination at Nanaimo last night.  HOW TO IMPROVE THE FIGURE.  An Interesting Interview With the Corset Expert Now at the Westeide.  Whatever differences of opinion may  prevail among women as to the style,  model and make of -hatsi gowns and oth-  i*r articles of wearing apparel, they all  meet upon one common ground when it  comes to a question of corsets.  Every lady has her own favorite make  of cornet, and it is usually diflicult to convince her that any other kinds have any  merit whatever. This week, however,  riu expert corset fitter has been giving  Ihe ladiet; ot Victoria a few practical  Metis and theories upon correct corset  litting.  The Westside are certainly to be congratulated on having obtained the ser-  ici-.s oi Miks-G. D. Sexton, who if now  making hor first visit to Victoria in tho  interests of Wemgarten Bros., the makers of the famous W. B. and Ln Vidrt  corsets. In a little chat with Mist- Sex-  ���������oii. one morning last week, this lady said  several very interesting things about cor-  ���������ets, which would doubtless be of interest  o niMiiy lady readers.    She said:  "With every pronounced change in the  modes of gowns there comet? a change iu  corsets. The prevailing styles in gown<?  'lave a low bust, long waisted ��������� effeet7  which necessitates the wearing of a cor-  <et that will give full play to the figure's  naturally graceful  lines and. curves.  "The present artistic conception of the  new ideal figure would seem an impossibility, the outcome of an artistic imagination, but such is not the case. A straight  .rout corset will give the figure this much  ���������lesired effect, and it������ highest recommendation, aside from this fact, is its hygienic properties.  "It is absolutely healthful. The pressure is all centred on the lower ribs and  hi'itj where it w not injurious, giving all  the muscles and organs full play and interfering in no way with the respiration  and expansion of the chest action of the  heart. It is: diametrically opposed to the  old theory upon w/iiich corsets have been  constructed for years, doing n*-M.y with  the p:ei-vure and curve over the abdomen.  "Lacing a cors'et is of course most important, but ..'very ���������������������������few':'women understand  doii.g this as it should be done. Three  laces should be. used, the first coming to  the'waist line, the ' o'e'eond used in lhe  islets exactly' at, the waist line, which are  I about three on each side, and. the third  [ from the waist line down. Never draw  I a-corset in tight over the hips or abdomen. If a Woman is inclined to be stout  that will only add to her size, while a  corset left loose takes from it or rather  hides it. If���������the corset is tightly- laced  there it 'pushes the superfluous flesh to  the front and the bad eu!ucr.7is plain to  everyone. Draw your corset iu tight at  the waist line if you want to, but leave  it 'loose about and 'below that point."  "Do women lace as much as tormerly?"  , "Well, as tight lacing is understood,' I  think that it is usually thought to ap-r!y  to.the waist, but it ie not tne women wiiu  draw themselves in ut'.t'io' waist who may  be said, to  lace.     I  really  do  not,think  many women lace nowadays, unless it be  those who try to,get a smaller bust aud  abdomen effect, aiid lacing for that is of  vcourse a mistake, as I remarked before.  The W. B. and the Vida corsets are gored and  fitted to fit any figure,  and one  can easily-understand'-why the gored ones  would yield more .readily to the lines of-  the   figure.     The suspenders  should   al-  , ways be fastened to the front of the corset to keep them down and is a great ad������  vantage to those who are slightly inclined  to stoutness." . S ���������'.';  , Miss Sexton's stay at the Weetside ter-  Pn*inates next Saturday.    It is her intention  to  return  to  the'city  early   in  the  spring  of  1001,   and  then  give   a' more  full and practical  demonstration  of cor- ���������  "set .'��������� fitting.      Meanwhile    Miss    Sexton,  .leaves behind her,a very able lady, who  will continue  to carry, out corset  fitting  in a thoroughly: practical manner.  .It ie understood that the Westeide is  .'-'the only store that has given this most  important of-subjects the attention it deserves, and the management are to be  congratulated on the very great ,result*  which, has followed their enterprise.   ,  ���������''"������������������  V' " ' "."   ' "0��������� :   FROM OHrLLIWACK.  \  A��������� Combined Gheeoe and Butter Factory  to Be Established.  The Roy. Mr. Turner has been officiating  during the absence of the vicar.  Nothing authentic has yet been received  anent the route to be adoptert to the min-  iiigdistrict.: ; All 'parUos interested are  anxiously awaiting Si s;.;ei.cty decis on.  -An ���������acquaintance here of the writer had  proposed; to, and beeu rejected by, three  ladies within a period; of one week. The  proposals took place on ukumaiu days, thus  allowing a day for'rest, recuperation a'nu  rellection between the-acts,. The irrepressible lover is-still .open to a niatrimoiiial engagement with any lady of good disposition  prepossessiug appearance and syinpatlietic  nature /-who. Is prepared to console him under hi<*. reverses. "Your correspondent ha.i  his authority for acting as au ii...-jrinedlarr  between the parties, in an exchange of  correspondeiice,:and photos.  Mr. Paisley: has returned from a week's  excursion  tip   the  Chiliiwack   river.  Mr. J.'."MS Kennedy, 'formerly proprietor  of the Columbian, New Westminster, has  bei'ir here. :'"\    :"':     ,..-,_������������������:���������������������������:������������������-���������  The  Rev.  Mr: Crosby, of Sardis.  has re-  tiu-ucd from a tour to the Skiiemi  river. lie  : was accompanied by Rev. Mr. "Whittlngton.  The   Kev.   W.   H.  Madill    of  Mis don   and  Agassi/.,   preached     in     the     Presbyterian  church   last  Sunday.    The  Uev.   K.   Wright  was at Agassi-s, at which.'pl'.ice a new Presbyterian congregation has b.-en established  Mr.   R.   A.   Praser,   proprietor   and   editor  of the  Prospector,  Lillooet,  has  been  here.  Mr. Fraser states that considerable progress  is   being   made   iu   miuhig   matters   in   Lil-  loet.     '..";' S'.'.    '���������';'���������  Referring specially to the'approaching  fair, there will be a mineral exhibit, also  an exhibit of sheep. The dairy department  will  receive  considerable attention.  The hay crop is n good b..e. It has been  a good year for dairying, aud a good business in hops is anticipated. Mining operations are engaging the attention of all  parties and aro mos: promising, thus point- '  tug-to a most desirable outlet for the sale  of the valley produce. .  A representative ot the Salvation Army  paid us a visit'the. other day, soliciting contributions.    ,  A  public  morals  by-law   has  been  Introduced   in   the   municipal   council,   also   a ���������  highways'   by-law.  The W. C. T. U. convention has been in  progress here. The meetings have been well :  attended and the proceedings have been  most successful. The visitors were invited  to nn at home at the Coquateet/.a Institute  at Sardis.  . . -  At a meeting nf the Westminster Presbytery here, the visitors were entertained at  tea in Henderson's hall. A platform meeting was held in the church; when some  remarkably good addresses were delivered.  A meeting, iu favor of the establishment  of a combined cheese and butter factory,  ha������ been held at Cheam, when Mr. KIncald  satisfactorily explained the advantages of  the new institution, aiid it was resolved  that a company should be formed at once  in order to carry into effect the objects  of the meeting.   o ���������  IMAGINARY ILLS.  The    Imagination   Used    to  Cure  Oftentimes With Great Success.  Frohi  Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  Bread pills have ever been regarded as  potent factors in the practice of medicine,  but it remained for the modem school of  phvsicians to discover the true value of  psychic influence in the treatment of  mental and bodily disorders.  Under this heading the methods most  often used are hypnotism, suggestion and  deception, which taken collectively, aro  dignified bv the name of Suggestive Therapeutics. Almost every day some remarkable cure is recorded in the Cincinnati hospitals through these agencies.  Their influences are especially felt in  cases where the nervous system is involved, such as neurasthenia, hysteria,  hypocondria. insomnia, a*nd' melancholia.  'There is at the city hospitml at the present time a voung woman who lias not  slept in Aveeks without first receiving a  hypodermic injection of pure water. She  believe*- she is getting a quarter grain  of morphia with each injection, and,  as there is no way of her learning of the  deception, the treatment works like a  charm. \.  Another case at the institution is that  of an elderly man suffering from imaginary paralyse, who could not be benefited by the use of drugs or the electric  current.    By prearranged plan     he    was  -     H  Ufa  y, 7% .-;���������.*.  J-. :.j 7'i ;.��������� '  <a.-'-y..  il, J:Jt> A^vu ^^2.  r������ti������ t?<~' w>sa     /T>v ?! ~ w "Ml ������**������  -..���������...^ . ������i v vnus*  ^--.  K.JI  T  McHILLAN -FUR & WOOL CO,  E-iPCriTERS  AND  ISff.^OiTrERS.  ,V,*. 0,V!O     ?  ';  MiKj'&kJ.   ) il.CS   hu'.c ig-w..  :.'; -'t.i.vSLfl.Tx:*.*,:}. ������*-H.1nh  Usiioii Srewery  FpesIi Lbqep Beep  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE BEST   IN  THE  PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information   leading  to conviction   of  persons witholding or destroying any   kegs ���������U-U.nging  to  this  compai y  HENRY REIFEL,    Manager.  informed by a person supposed to be uninterested in his case that magnetism,  not electricity, was what he needed, and  since then he has shown marked improvement under the constant application  of a wooden magnet, painted to resemble  the genuine article.  Still another case is that of a woman  who cannot speak a word unless she is  in a stooping posture. For months her  voice was lost to her altogether, but one  day while bending over caressing a eat  her voice returned, and since thou sho  can only talk when her body is bent to  a right "angle. All efforts to relieve her  wero of little avail until one day hoc  attending physician informed ��������� her that  she .could not be cured until she had undergone a long course of treatment, but  ventured the information that she could  be relieved for the period of one week  by the application of "raw'' electricity  to her throat, taken from the city's current: The electricity was applied and  the woman's voice returned, but when  the week expired hor voice' was lost to  her again. Again the electric current  was aprdicd, only to lose her voice when  the week was up.  Another case is that of a young woman  of more than ordinary intelligence, who.  through constant associations with disease, has suffered almost every ailment  to which human fto.di is heir, including  appenuicitis, paralysis. "nle'miUeiit fever  heart failure.' inc-e.-.sed1 respiration, and  broken limbs. She also believes it an  impossibility for her to remain in bed  al! night without '"rilling uu' daring her  -deep, and for awh;l,e she rolled upon rhe  floor with such marked ������������������regularitv Hint  it was found 'necessary.-to' tie her in bed.  Now and then a case presents an ;un-  usiiiir phase. One woman, possessed of  the idea that her heart was growing to  her, side, refused .to improve under the  treatment, accorded'her, and the doctors,  kuowinsr her condition was due to hysteria, planned . to get rid of her. Medicine; was prescribed, made up of the most  nauseating drugs, and the patient was  ordered to take doses hourly. After the  first day's treatment, the woman said she  was well enough to go home, and the doctors congratulated themselves that the  expelling decoction had proved so successful. To their surprise when the woman left the hospital she asked that a  bottle of the medicine be given her, ns  it had furnished her more relief, than  anything she bad takeu.  FOR SALE���������Early cabbage and  tomatoe plants, home   grown    aiid  C. E. Williams,  (J rant ham.  ���������atrong  $50    REWARD.  STOLEN from \he premise.* of  Lhe ut dersigned, about the 16th  of Aprl, -..ni- small r*d C'V\,3  years oH,- w>uld calf ahotn 20th.  B.'sukIkI on le:L ��������� ip Li.. Anyone  giv nji iiilorinatii-u thai wili h-ad  t ��������� tlu' rfest nnd con vie i- n ��������� f  the tluH ���������'!* thieves will ictnivet- e  ab .V'-' rewa d. (>ign.d) John  Cornell, Ov^te. River, Con.ox,  B.C. " iijl;.i4  V'r  1  Eplmait k Kan:.iino,-By.  FRESH FOREIGN MEAT.  Revolution in the Freezing and Preserving Transport Trade.  From  Daily Mall.  German science looks very like scoring  again, and this time it is being applied to  a matter of paramount importance to  this country���������the food  supply.  Everybody knows to what great proportions the importation of American  and Australian meat.has recently grown  Frozen- mutton from Australia and the,  River Plate, and chilled beef from tin-  States and Canada, now form the staple  food of the British workman. There is.  however. ;ju������t a totich of iciness about tlie  meat which he doesn't quite like, and  which tells him that it was not bred in  Old England. The latest invention promises to do away with this drawback, and  restore to the meat its original juiciness  and flavor.  The Southern Cross arrived in the Mersey yesterday from the River Plate with  a small consignment of meat treated on  the new system, which has been patented  by a German firm. A Daily Mail reporter boarded the steamer and saw the re-  vote of 41 against '-?!), decided to go into  committee of supply without discussing  Mr. SauerV motion or the amendment.  In the course of the debate the premier. r"<v>rriitg to the attacks on capitalists-, sriid 'hat Mr. Kruger was the greatest '���������Mtiitallst in the country, and that he  was not only a capitalist, .but a thief.  Mr. J. II. Merriman, who was colonial  treasurer in the Schreiner ministry, declared in an impassioned speech that annexation would result in TV"jlaud losing  South Africa, a"--1  for South A ���������";;- n  Several npn:>.--iii"n  the **���������" ���������������������������'���������!'���������' ��������� v--r .  T..ond"-n. r-'ept. 25.��������� ">rr-.--������rs  mi o ���������'������������������': 'vorse things,  w--u' ' lose England.  <mi.i1,:c'-s   condemned  ���������1(  ... says a despatch to the IV-i lv Mail  from LSoronzo Marques, "will ���������������������������> i ain  with the fighting burghers, and it is estimated that a force of Boers aggregating  from 7.000 to 12.000 is planning _ to  harass the British lines ot" communication."   o   FIRE AT TOWNSEND.  A  Block  of Frame  Buildings Destroyed  Last  Night.  Port Townsend,  Sept.  24..���������(Special)���������  Fire' here to-night burned an entire block  of  fr:>n->������. buildings between  Washington  and  Jefferson streets,   on  the  flats.  The  loss is estimated at $50,000.  VICTORIA-COMOX   ROITE.  Taking Effect Monday. August 13th,  ieoo'7  S. S. "City of Nanaimo."  Leaves Victoria Mondav, at  7 a. m. for Nanaimo, railing  at Fulford, Ganges and   Fer. wood.  Leaves Nanaimo Tuesday, 7 a.m.  for Union Wharf and Comox calling at Big and Little Qualcum,  Hornby   and   Denman   IslHtidt*.  Leaves Comox and Union Wharf  Tuesday U p.m. for Nanaimo   di-  ect co.it.ecting, at    Nanaimo   with  Str. Joan and E. & N. Train.  Leaves Nanaimo Wednesdnv7 a.  n. f-.ir Victoria calling at Fer:i-  wood Ganges Hat bor and <���������-. Ful ���������  ord.  L tives Victoria Thursday 7 a.m  for Nanaimo calling at Fulford  Ganges Harbor and Fernwood.  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 4 a. m.  for Union Wharf and Comox direct.  Leaves Comox and Union Wharf  Friday, 11 a.m. for Nanaimo calling at Denman and Hornby, Big  and   Little  Qualicum.  Leaves Nanaimo 'Satuiday, 4 a.  m.   for Victria   calling   at   Kuper  Island Vesuvius and Burgoyne.  FOR  Freight   tio"kets   and State-  ro *rn Apply on boa* d,  GEO. L.  COURTNEY,  Traffice Manager.  FINE  Job Printing  DONE AT���������  The lews Office. Ii  | AN EXPERIMENT? IN WORK.  B<\ '\e College Youth as a Plumber's Helper  " ( and a Swell Girl's Peril.  jw York Times.  (A New York youth came home from  )llege at the. beginning of the vaction  :ason with hie allowance so far over-  awn ihat' he had forgotten when the  pxt payment was due. His-fiather, who  B las a self-made man, and entirely out  J' i sympathy with the obligations of his  J', 'n's social pos.Juu, sternly refused fur-  W -er advances. The paternal brand of  f* \garc- made "the youth ill, and worse still,  IA e sideboard was under strick surveil-  ly^ice. Under these compelling circum-  /.ances the youth retired within himself  7 .consider ways and means. . Later he  jnerged from his trance with a smile on  I-, lis face. The difficulties of the situation  ,| lid faded like, the morning's mist before  1 qs brilliant intellect. He would go to  V A>rk..>  f\ (In  pui-suance of this highly    original  1 ba, ho went to an uncle who was en-  'tiged in the profitable if somewhat pie-  *y jeian plumbing businet-s, and asked for  j j job.     Secretly he    hoped  for a nice,  |\ Jean corner iu the olliee,. where he might  .v'pend  a  few pleasant, hours during the  ,eat of the summer clay--, perfecting him-  ������lf iu higher mathematici- by making out  *i.Jtmiber's bills,   without danger of soil  ing his  cuffs or endangering hit*  social  w-ktid for any old job.  inding; but in the heroism of'.his new  }<*>olve to ,hibor for ������his living, he boldly  (/���������VV'Sorrv," said the uncle, "but,I haven't  jj 7.ything for you"���������then dubiously, "un-  [},' ss you  I, &e> juu care to go out on odd job������ as  .elper. You don't mind a little work, I  Wippoee."    ������������������  \ "N-ii-no,"  answered   the  youth  doubt-  It )ully.   being  rather  uncertain  about  tho  hities>and  social    rank  of  ft  plumber's  ,:elper.    Still he decided to chance it.  ' ������������������*��������� " Well,  come around    to-morrow and  1, w.e'H see about it," said the uncle, with  .-.i 6niile that carried a sinister suggestion.  p \ The   next   morning   the   youth   slipped  )uie'tly into the shop and hovered tiniid-  t'j  V  about in the background, wondering  J /hat he might be called upon to do, yet  n* ilreading to hear his. doom.    Presently a  'urge,   unshaven, man.   with   nothing be-  ween  his undershirt  and   juniper but  a  air of suspenders, started out, tellimr the  Ivouth to come along.    The'man had a  fire pot in one hand, and a whole kit of  |:ools -variously disposed about his person.  ���������While   doubtless   very   worthy,   he ��������� was  Ir.rfiot  the  sort of person the youth  would  I Suave chosen for'his- companion on a stroll  (i lln-ousrh the business .part of the city. So  'Whe.you-rh craftily  waited  and gave the  jt man time to go halfway down the block.  '. intending  to follow  at  a . distance..   P>ut  ))he man wai- iu no hurry and was found  "iN 'ghtiiiir hit-'pipe just outside.    The youth  |J jointed to walk ahead, or on thn opposite  Iside  of   lhe* street;   he  ovm   ihouirht   of  isendinsr the man on  ahead  in a cab. but  \tiot seeing his way ch'i'rly.  ln'/'ontinued  if*-!'the  promenade  with   his pers'-xt.-n!   com-  .K'jianion.   meanwhile   keeping   iind   eye   on  loach side of the street,  ready to bolt at  Ii"! (the   t5'*'   t-isrn   "'' ������������������>.   reqwest  to carrv  the  |f Mi"'* vol  or .the sisrhl  of a  familiar fnoe.  \'l     V ���������'������"- Mor-U<: frvther ou  i'u> man hiiil-  ,'���������/ iVd   :l   C:'T   Mini   fl'in'wd   i'M'e   til-   -.>������������������'��������� .������������������'���������'  fw:'h   a!i   Ids  aoeoufrements.    The youth  jl>:istfiied   ������������������()   net   rif-   fa: "forward   as   pns-  fsible.     The  man  was  disposed  to be so-  \c.nble. and iiiunediatoly took oxeeplion to "  ith'1"'  arrniigeiiiciit.    So.-he hi^i'fl  i>ersu;i,-  ������m'::vi '     :;'   ,Ko   h:i''k   of  the  youth's  neck'  Macros*   a   bed- 6i\ (lowered   hats.   whieV.  '/���������j ,i i-nii-iMly   ix>-������"ssed     rubber    stems,   for  J \ they  iwisted  back     rind     forward  while  S I their owiM'i-s 'indulged in whispered com-  fv/Smenl at the peculiav actions of the plnni-  .' \ ber nn  the back seat and conjectures as  |>to   whom   he   could   be   sicnalling  to  si-  I loudly.     The youth  was the only person  p jov  ,; " r-ar who did not look around.    He  '���������"��������� ^m.-r-iitained  the rigid    military    attitude  ���������."\>-n   as  "eyes front," but he felt the  v, 'ws rising even above his high'collar.  7>\ '  When  they  got off the  car the youth  y \ was in a highly nervous condition, and al-  '|,7ready' perspiring  freely.     Pie leaped   off  f f the car quickly and was half, way down  the block before the man's shouts appris-  v ' b!  ed him of the fact that he was going in  the wrong direction. Arrived at the  house where a clogged kitchen sink had  summoned them the man suddenly dis-  . covered that he needed a- papea- of chewing tobacco and departed, leaving the  youth to light the first pot and clean'out  the', trap. The youth took off his cufiia  daintily and considered the problem,  knowing nothing , of the nature of a  trap. ' Investigation disclosed a small'cap  at the bend of a pipe that looked feasible,  and he proceeded to work.  Notwithstanding its size the cup proved wonderfully tenacious against all attempts to remove it, and the youth bat-,  tered it with a monke3'-wrench< until the'  adjoining two feet of lead pipe looked  like a souvenir firom the wrecked battleship Maine. Moreover, the racket he  made brought all the fehiining members  of the family, including two very pretty  girls, down to the kitchen to see what the  trouble was. In his right mind and attired in proper,raiment the.youth would  have been very happy'.to make their''acquaintance, but by this lime he was grimy  up to the eyebrows and their remark,  "Oh. it's" only the plumber,'.' .did not contribute to his peace of mind.  At this point the man reappeared and  explained, from across the kitchen; tha',  it was only necessary to twist the-cap  witli the -fingers in, order to remove it.  wh������veat the" youth eyed his battered  knuckles and said "Oh." This gentler  treatment proved ;much more .efficacious,  ed by a most appalling hiss, arid- a disagreeable compound of kitchen refuse in  The cap dropped off, immediately follo'w-  solution spilled down the youth's -sleeve,  but did.not cool him off.  About this time the man-discovered  that he had nrt purchased the right brand  of tobacco and \vent out again to repair  his Mifitake. leavine the youth to clean  the trap. The youth didn't chew, but ho  knew that tobacco didn't leave white  froth on a man's mustache. The man,  however, was in no hurry, and while his,  soldering iron was heating he made a  third trip for tobacco. Whereupon the  youth asked-him if, he imbibed tobacco  from a mug. but the sarcasm didn't seem  to reach him. Plainly the,fellow had no  sense of humor, unless it was a very  subtle one, which enabled him to r-hiiTge  three'hours' time for a fifteen minute job,  . with, a  helper.  When they returned'to the shop late in  the afternoon, after ha'ving ^-parii't'-'y partaken of a .free lunch to which the man  insisted \ipon inviting him, the youth's  uncle gave him a heavy,sledgo and set.  him to breaking up some old castings on  the sidewalk. The sun was blazing hot.  and tho position very much exposed to  public gaze, but the,youth was too far  gone to protest. He toiled away fiercely,  hoping to finish the ioh before the ir>i^''*  attracted a crowd, while his uncle stood  in the shade of an awning and offered  ' suggestions. In two minutes the youth's  high collar had melted and slipped down  the buck of his neck. The sweat was  running off his nose forty drop'- to tho  niiiiiife. ��������� But try as he would his blows  had no effect on the castings, lie lifted  the sledge high above his head for a  final, .superhuman effort.  "Now." said the utTcle, encouragingly.  " a good one.!'  Th ��������� youth lo'dced up to eru*-h him with  a glance, the sledge still poised in midair, and faced tlie swellest girl he< knew  at close' riMirr1'. He dropped the sledge  and s'nod ������������������taring vacantly ,at her- retreat-  niir back. ��������� ,  "Be careful, be careful." said the uh-  ele.  ''vi'ii   might   have  hit  that girl."  ':I' tbouirbf of that." answered the  vouth. hazily, "but she had already seen  mo."  The uncle ihnueht the sun had effected  the youth's he:-d and sent him ins'-de. Thi  vouth quit work that same night, and  spent the rest of his vacation reading  ���������levels in a. window seat, propped up with  pink, 'and blue sofa cushions three deep.  Which o'er time tale may .or may not  .have, a moral, ?.nd'.i������ respectfully referred  to the Society for the Succor of Unsuccessful College Graduates, if there is  such ah 'organization, and there certainly  ought to be. ,  ���������o-  ADVERTISE   IN THE  is  I'  ���������WEEjCLYF  The most northerly paper published   on the Island.  S UD :, - R IP TION,   $2.00   A    YEAR.  l\  ���������ALL. KINDS OF  DONE. AT REASONABLE  RATES  HOME CROWN  ���������TH (���������-"-  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,  Roses,  Shrubs, Vines, ,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Pop Pa 11 Planting.  80,000 to Choose From  NO AGENTS nor commission to pay.  Orders dug in erne day; you get it the  next. 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Cumberland- B.C., Ma\ 8th, 1900.   S13  ������  BEFORE BUYING  A Gun,  Ammunition..'���������  Or anything in'the  -    Sporting LiirfE  CALL AND  SEE   .'���������  O H FECHNER,  -    Of Cumberland.  ���������   ��������� o. ���������. e'  He Can Save   You _ Money   on all  Purchases..   -  MEN   WANTED,  500 white miners   and   helpers  for   the   Wellington    Extension  and Comox mines, to supercede  all the Chinese in our mines.  Apply at once to tl e managers  of the said mines, Wellington  Colliery Co., Ltd.  Wellington Colliery Co., Ltd  IiADYSMITH  (Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE,  Apply to,  mi5uiB J'-. W. NUNNS.  GET OUR  TRICES   AND   TERMS ON  Pianos and   Organs  BEFORE ORDERING ELSEWHERE.  M. W .Waitt & Co.  Victoria, F.  C.  The oldest and most reliable house in the  Province.  Chas. Sejrav, Local Agent,  Cumberland, B   C.  NOTICE  ' TO MY old friends ar-d patrons in  Cumberland and Union*  On June 1st next, I shall be prepared to supply milk and cream,  fie^hand sweet, butler egg-s &c,  and solicit a resumption of the patronage so liberatly acooided me  in the past.  A. SEATEK.  Courtney, B.C., May 22, 1900.  Espimalt h Nanaimo Ry.  TIME TABLE  EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1S9S.  VICTORIA TO WEIiLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. No. i SKMirday*  A.M. '  Do. -)ioi> yiotopiB uo. j;������  ��������� ���������    9:2S Cu-ldHi !������������������������:'in        iM  111:!' .  10:13.  ...Kounig's........... "   5.3J  , Duncans .-.-... ......0:15  I'.-M. < '-' .'.I'.'M.  "   12:11 ������������������"*"...:.:..Nanaimo       - 7:41  ,.\r. 12:35.. .'\Velliii("tuu '.. ������r. 7.55  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily.  A.M.  Do. 8:05.....  ..... .WelliPKton  "   8:20  .....;.. Ni'ruiimcD  "   !>:52 -..:.;.. Duncans...  " 10;37 Koonig's..  " 11 18    ......... Gcilctbireain  Ar. 11:15    ..,     . . 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I was' taken while yet a child  to Ireland, whe.-e my aunt, Miss Cordelia Fancourt, then lived; and, sinje  then I. have, never quittedsher side, receiving, from her; iii! the love and .care  we fondly hope for -iri a mother."  "I should be. the very- last person *o  accuse Miss Fancourt' of hardness, or  even of unkin-liioss,'' said, Cyi*:'l. "To  ino. she has  ne  most kind,  CHAPTER  XVIII.  UNDK--  TIIK   I.I M 10  TKKl'S.  While the  sjcno described   in the  pi-ogres*, a young gen-  a small  quartvr  last  was an  wis  pacing impatiently  ol*   lime   trees   about   a  chapter  ��������� tie man  -avenue  of a mile distant from Dcii'lon Heath.  It .'s '-vident lie is there by appointment, for no sane niciti would occupy  him.-vlf in walking up and down un  avenue of tu-es for ^vall' an hour.'..rereading a note which consisted only of  *wo lines. We have already stated  that Miss Maud Willoug'hby is our  hereiuo, and as this gentleman is to Vie  ���������-C'lir hero, we will give his mime. M".  'Cyril Oim-hy, of Onnsb.v Towers.  As novi Is are or should be the relation, mere or loss adorned, of what  ���������p;:Mses In .real Jii'e, and as time is supposed to clear up every mystery, ad  lime will must assuredly clear up -chis  i.iie; and asking a little patio-nce on the  jH'rl ol' our reader.-, we sba;ll leave ex-  lilaimtion for ano.'icr cbajitei-,��������� and  ������:i*!]n'y iii ir rate a con versa (ion between  u young tionileniiin and a young lady,  re*. !*������������������!'"-���������-lens interest ins, we trust, because it takes place without witnesses,  .���������ii-.d miSer the spreading branches of. a  lime in e.  "Maud:"  '���������-C;-ril!"  Hi! spr.mg towards her, ��������� but be?0ire  "he could touch 'her, she had leaped to  the   ground.  "1 thought you were  Maud: hiM I am very,  t'\->t ..vou have  come."  "Indeed, s'l'i-, 1 had  every  'ccir,'-." ' ���������    ,  Maud drew herself -up with what-we  ."���������fhorkl hare called hauteur, but for the  '���������::: v������ ning smile that lurked in her mask.  '"And it is my intention," she con-  'tine.cd. "not to remain in your com-  '-j;; i.y one .miraite .longer than is ne^es-  ���������srr.v to re-.-eive ��������� an explanation of y'o-'.u-  ���������sr.dden depa: tare from Oak woods: Oie  week has elapsed since then"���������one entire week, and the first news I receive  t:um you is a^companrid .by a request."  **A- prayer. rath?:-," lie iuiomipU'ch-.-  1 "'A request or pr.-a.ver. that I, would  r-7. e  you   live .minutes   of  my   'adorablf*  never   coming,  very     gratef.il  mind not to  '"But if .ni'y aunt chooses to tell.'me?"  ���������������������������'Cyril ."Ormsby became,' grave again.  "You must not ask her."     .'.-.,  "But, if she chooses to tell me without asking?"  She will scarcely do that after the  long silence she has kept for so many,  many years. ' It ,, waSs ��������� with difficulty  that she yielded to my prayer that , I  might, speak to you as I have done;  and then, not before I promised, in y'o.ir  naine���������yes,: in your; name, my ever dear-  est SMaud���������that till she'..herself desired,  it, you would never -.'attempt to sp:ak  to  hei-  on   the  subject."  "You   took  a   very  great liberty, air,"  said 'Maud,   pouting.     "You  must  think  nie different   to  1 ho   rest  of my sex,, or  you   have   never   read   Bluebeard."  L. "Yes,   I   have,"   answered   Cyril,   still  .'������������������-'i'l.tis:  ''and  I  am sure  that you'have  ti'-jwn-  from  it the  same   moral   that  I  rial���������how   a   too   eager  ". curiosity  often  b'.'u'ls to the most fatal results."*  "Our separation will not. be for lone.*'  sa'd   Uynl,. speaking 7m   a   gayer   tone.  "In, fact,- a'.'mere-'trifle  to  what, others  have had  to endure.  ', Jacob waited for  Rachel   twice  seven  years,  you   know."  "And when do you  return-!"  This last '-query was put with  a most  wretched   assumption, of, extreme   c;u'u-  ,'lc'-i.'sness.'  .."Yi'ihen I have made.the arrangements  agreed   upon     between     Miss  Faheoik't  aiid   myself   for   pursuing     an     inquiry  r.pon   which   rests Smy , hopes ,'of , fut-ire  happiness.  " Will   you     take     1113'   arm,  TMaud?,'7 ...   '.;.,....;.-'  "No,  I  won't:   I  prefer* to walk as  I  am.    Taking people's arms" is quite gone  out  now-a-days;   it's  a   fasihiion   entirely  exploded in  good  society.",  "Who   told- you   so?" "       ',/���������'.'    "\,  ��������� "Mr..'.. Adolphus  Scratton." .  Instead of being ang^y, Cyril burst  omt laughing. Meainyiliile, :he had secured her little hand, and drawing it  tlirouah iiis arni with a;-gentle violence,  kept it there as t'hey walked on together with the pony, who was, doubtless forming his own opinions upon the  whole business, following- pensively, behind-, them. S '���������"..'���������  th   the   old   limes   at   fihe  your   par-  :   for what  happiness;  ������������������"('-���������"is '.,*'.   beneii  f>i.u.ihcasL1 comoV of Ueulon  Heath.' I've  got   my   geogr'apJiy   by   'hewil.   you'- see.  ami   have   dared   all   kinds     of  peril   to  '.biy   wliat   I   musL   consider   your   most  rnre.is'iunble   request^-l   beg  don. 1 sihould  say  'prayer.' "  ''Be serious,  I  imp-lore you  Fi   have   to   say   concerns  my  :3-.-ither.   upon  yo-ur   answer."  "M.y   answer?   Now,    iMr.   Ormsby, ��������� I  '"Juive an instinctive feeling that you are  going- to be mysterious, and of all things  in   the wjrld I  detest a   mystery; except  when   I   meet  with   it   in   a   novel;  then  I   make  a   poiint   of   reading     the  third  vi lume   first,   that   I   may   have   it   ex-  ' plained   as   quickly     as     possible.      Is.  wl;;;i- you  have   to  tell   me   very dre:id>-  ���������fulV  "'Its   results   are     likely     to   be   very.  ' flif-vidfid  to me.     Your  auml.   Miss  Fa.n-  ���������'court, has  begged  nie  to discontinue all  ' communication   with   Oak woods."  'Why?" And Maud's expressive eyes  -������\vere   opened   wide.  "It appears,'.' said Cyril, "that there  -was some disagreement between our  Uwo  families, a  long time ago."  "All the more reus*.)-- it should be  made up,now., What was the disagree-*  menrt ;abo-ut?" ,  "A feud of long standing, the exa-jt  ���������cause of which Miss Fancourt did not  l'eel herself called  upon   Lo explain-"  ���������"What on earth can it matter to  ���������either you or I what happened between  ���������< ur great-grandfathers cm- .grcat-grand-  -tmothers,' say sixty or a hundred years  ;ago?"  "I shall never love any one but you,  Maud: may I believe, dearest, that my  love   is  returned ?"  A slight pressure of the hand 'w*u*  .Maud's   reply:   but   it   spoke   volumes.  "I   lost   my   father  enrl.1���������my   life  has  been  sjicnt abroad���������a   wandering lit"?,   in  ���������many lands.    An accident had early deprived   nie   of     a    father's     advice   and  care.      My   appointed   guardian,   a   relative   of   a   mother   whom   f   never   saw.  v.-;:s   a  -man   who   held   high   p'osilion   in  ���������Canada.      To      Can.ula      acconPngly    I  ���������went.     I   had   ho   ties   to   bind   nie any-  -where.      My     education     coniiileted,    I  "traveled   snuih:   and   urged   by   I he', wild  spirit  of  advenlure   which  seems  to  be  ���������in   Englishman's   birthright,   I   joined   a  '-band of explorers and hunters, anil liv*-d  ��������� 1 or ��������� years   a   nomad   life,   in   the lands  tenanted   only   by   the   Indian   and   the  buffalo.    My .guardian died.    Other peo-  -ple,   who   had     held     portions     of   my  father's ' property   in   trust,    also   died,  and  so the lawyers summoned  me back  to   Fngl.nid,      my     native   land.     The  Lawyers   did  their     work,     and   in   due  ���������course I  came  down to take possession  ���������of  Ormsby   Towers,     where     for  some  weeks I led the life of a moody reclus?,  till I had met you."  How   many   times   Maud's   hand   was  '-raised'to :her  lover's  lips  after  this wo  refuse   to   record,   as   it   is  quite   immaterial   to the development of  our sto^y-  "But,"  she  said,   after   a   pause,   "my  ���������aunt,   though : eccentric,   and   outwardly  CHAPTER XIX:' s7  ..,. "S,;      XOOKIXG BACK.,   , SS  Years rolled on. Baby Maud, happily  ignorant of her sad family, history, had  'left Oak.voods for 'Ireland, having been  made what is called a w-arcl in ��������� chancery, and consigned by an ,02dcr of.  tliat court to the care and guard'a'i-  sldp'; of Miss Cordelia ���������Faneo-ui-f. then  residing in Merrion Squa re, Dublin; 1:0  near relatives of Sir Hugh being iiv-  irg, and Lady Willoughby had died in  a private asylum, attended to- the last,  with loving tenderness, by Jane SteO!/,  now 11 middle-aged woman, and housekeeper at Oakwoods, idolized by Maud,  whom, in turn, she idolized, and. was  looked upon almost as a friend by Miss  Fancourt.  Ormsby   Towers had   become   a   vecy  desolate  place.     .-..  It wus shut up; and though the lands  aiipert,i;::ing to the estate were still  carefully cultivated, the house was per-.  mJitcd to fall into something very like  ruin. To all questions but one answer  was returned: "Mr. Cyril Ormsby was  abroad���������in America, or somewhere;  -.vhen he came homo, of course things  ���������would go different." He did not come  home, however, and so matters ���������went  on from bad to worse, and people, having other business to attend to. ceased  any longer' to wonder and comment-  So while other stones were Tolling  about the world, Daniel Scratton kept  .steadfast to the, one place, gathering  moss each year,  almost e<ach day-  Adolphus had been sent, to Eton. If  money could not make Adolphus the  son of a lord, or fill his veins with bl.ie  blood, it could obtain him the privilege  of mixing wit'n the c'lihlrcn of the  great on a footing, as Seraphina Sc.*at-  ton fondly believed, of perfect equality.  Front Eton Adolphus was sent to  Oxford.  "He can't be n gentleman unless he  goes to Oxford or Cambridge," said his  mother, who knew little about the two  universities.  "Ami,"  she added,   "if 'Dolphus is  to  marry blood,  he  must  be a gentleman!"  "My   dear,"   said   Daniel,   one   day.   to  his sDiir-visaged  wife,  "Miss  Maud-Wil-  lou.-hhy   has   returned   to    Oakw ods."  "What   of   that?"  "Oakwoods,   properly managed,   is oue  os.atos  in  the  country."  was proposed by those who had sway  over Maud's inheritance, that Miss  Fancourt and' her charge - should immediately take up their abode at Oak-  .woods. Tftias:������������������' Aunt Coirdy positively  refused to do.  So Maud Willoughby was kept away  ficm Oakwoods, and that she might  be beyond the reach of any possible  knowledge of  the rumors then  ano-it.  At Florence, Maud passed many  years, the happy object of Miss Cordy's  almost doting- affection. From Florence  the faithful guardian proceeded to  Paris,' in - which city she made a, long  stay, in order that. Maud might complete her education.  The education -being what is called  "finished." Germany, Switzerland and  once ' more' Italy, were ' visited, ,.until  Miss Cordy-deciding, as she said, to  "throw up the part of that most unpleasant of all walking gentlemen, -.he  Wandering Jew," returned, after aa  absence of fourteen years, to Ireland;  but the demon of Unrest, again claimed his victim, and yielding to Maud's  entro-aties, s>he consented ���������'',at last, to  take up her final abode at Oakwoods.  "I don't  like, it," she said to herself.  "I don't like it.    It's a  rash  step. .,and  I  have  a presentiment,    of  evil.     If   I  had   my   will,   the   estate   should   have  been  sold  long  ago."   ���������'-.  But   her   consent   was, given-  The   old,  steward,   M"t-'  Daiton,   was  there   to   open   the     cariage-door;   and  the  housekeeper,  Jane   Steer,   was -also  'there, full of ,a,n excifenient that was al-  n-f st a fear, as she stood on the lower  step  of  the   flight   that  led   up   to':, the  portiep   of the   Hail. "  ;   "Xhis;    is   Jane     Steer,"     .wh-'spWeJ  Miss   Fancourt,   in ..her'.-.. niece's'    ear-  ;"lrour nurse,  my dear.     'Your  mother's  servant' that .was, and her most devoted  friend."-. ;:  "So you have come back ag-ain to us,  dear���������come back to us, at last! Then,  through a mist of . fast-falling tea-s,  Jane raised her eyes, and gazed wit'h  a yearning: inquiry into the young lady's  fac*.  ������������������������������������"������������������; ':���������������������������������������������..''     ������������������������������������'.^���������."...,..;���������.,:..���������-.���������  "I am-soSffiad to see, you," whispered  Maud. "I,was taturht Ions. Ions aso  it> ieve you for your goodness; and you  will love me, I'm sure, for the sake of  tho-se who are gone."        . ;  -'Ah!-that ls-\vill, with all my heart,"  returned; Jane  Steer.o 7-\ .-',  And rso, welcomed by' .words of affection, accompanied by .'tears of mcngled  joy and sorrow, the young. heiress of,  Oakwoods passed up the*, great stone  steps, and re-entered the home wbioi,  fifteen years ago, she had quitted, ,an  ii.nocent and happy child/   .     7  Maud had travevsed Italy fi-om end to  end- She had journeyed by the banks  of the Rhine, and lived among the  vineyards of France;������������������but" as she walk-  ' ed, or rode, along the- rustic lanes of  England, her heart was full of quiet  thankfulness;' for here, and nowhere  else, had she felt, all the soothing -influence, contained jn_,',th.c-..'';wqrd...:".'hpnK'_.\  Mounted on her pony, FriskV a present from Aunt Gordy, and unaccompanied by any attendant, except, now  and then Joey Throstle.Whose acquaintance she had made, together with that  of Shis dog Tiddly wink, . i*������i one of h^ir  raniib-les. Maud would scqur the co.in-.  try for miles round, equally fearless  -and happy., whether on the high roads,  in the woodland glades, or galloping  over the '��������� wildest parts of Denton  Heath.. ,     -  It, was a sultry, summer's afternoon  Avhen, fatigued with riding along the  heath. Maud had thrown herself down  under the shadow of the lime trees,  that  she   first   saw  Cyril   Ormsby.  "FILING"  UPON  SEATS.  A Senatorial  Custom  Tbat Require*  Delicacy ot Manipulation.  The "filing" of a man's seat in the senate is a very delicate matter, one concerning which senators are extremely  sensitive. It is so delicate a matter that  it is a profound secret intrusted to none  but the confidential emploj'ee of the senate in charge of the seats, who would under no circumstances reveal it. The discovery is made only after the old occupant of the seat'has retired and the new  one itaken possession.  "Filing on a senator's seat is putting  your name down for it in anticipation of  its being .vacated. To file on a seat implies a belief that'it -will-.be vacated, and  senators are usually sensitive about having their misfortune thus anticipated. It  is particularly painful to find that this  has been done by a friend. Tbe seats in  the .senate are not all equally desirable.-  When a desirable seat is about to be vacated, all senators who are not satisfactorily seated set their eyes upon it.  Promptness is essential to success in this  dignified and decorous secret scramble  for a good seat, but there is something  ungenerous in assuming too soon that a  seat will be vacated.  It requires delicate discrimination to  observe the proprieties in this matter.  If a senator making a hard fight for reelection finds that some one���������he cannot  know Who���������-has filed on his seat, it operates like a. hoodoo. He is like a man  marked for death, and the unknown  prophet of evil is an'object of resentment.. When he is gone and the seat  talcen, he thus discovers who was first  to anticipate his misfortune, but he cannot tell how far in advance, of the vacancy the application" for the seat was  filed. That, is a secret kept from every  senator. Usually . a' senator does not  know that any one has filed upon his seat  in .advance of his retirement.  Some'years ago a western man ,who  was haying a very, hard fight for re-election, but who felt confident of success,  discovered that some one of his colleagues had filed on his seat. He could  not tell who it was, but the knowledge  cmade him lose confidence in his fight.  His resentment'was so great that he set  about systematically to tell every senator  on his side of the chamber what he  thought of the man who had thus anticipated his defeat, being sure that in this  way he would ���������������������������'make' the. right man secretly feel the weight of his displeasure.  It turned out afterward that - the seat  went to a man to whom he had denounced the "unknown" with, particular bitterness of invective.���������Washington Star.  nice house and lot to start life with. I  thought it would be a cinch that Cleveland would be elected, mortgaged that  house and lot and bet all the money on  him. And now he's gone and got himself  defeated. House and lot are gone, and I  don't know what to say to -my wife.'  And the poor fellow turned his head into  the corner and let go another groan.  " 'But you're not ruined.' I said. 'You've  won your bet.'  "He, looked at me like a crazy man,  but when I told him just what information I had and he realized that Mr.  Cleveland was really elected he wouldn't  let me go home. I had some explanations to make to my wife next day."���������  Detroit Free Press.  MASTERING CHINESE.  of   Lsn*  HIS  ELECTION   BET.  , [to be continued.]  Hard Wood* In Paraguay.  Quebracho is one of the profitable  woods in Paraguay. It yields an extract used for tanning leather. The  forests of Paraguay are full of it. The  export, of quebracho is very considerable, going principally to Europe, though  much is sent to the United States as a  product of the Argentine Republic, being shipped via that ccaintry.  Answered  the  Iii������uiry.  "What did you tell those people about  the flat. Eliza?"  "They asked me If it was good walking distance, aud I told them it was."  "Gracious! Good walking 'listance  from what:"  "How do I know? They didn't say,  and I .wasn't going to be inquisitive."���������  Chicago Record.  An Incident of the Clerclnicd-Dlaine  Presidential Caniimig-ii.  A group of politicians were telling stories of their experiences, and one who  had traveled in several states and worked for a number of parties, said:  "I was in Chicago in 1SS4; when  Messrs.-J������-Glevelanfl and 'Blaine were the  opposing candidates for president. On  the, night of election day there was the  most terrific excitement in places where  betting was going on. and there were all  kinds of chances to mak������ money. The  Republicans were claiming the'election,  and there were times when it looked as  if they were right. I was connected with  the Chicago headquarters of General Logan, who was Blaine's running mate.  Toward morning he telegraphed the Republican committee at Washington for  the exact facts, not for claims. Word  was sent back that Blaine bad been defeated because the Republicans had lost  New York.  "I started for home and, having a long  distance to go. looked for a cab, but there  was none in,sight. Soon a carriage came  along, but when I hailed the driver he  said he had a man inside. I asked the  passenger if he had any objection to my  riding with him if I would pay my share  of the hack hire, and he agreed.  "Say, that man was the most dejected  looking fellow in the world. He leaned  his head against the side of the carriage  and occasionally let out a groan. I finally asked: 'What's the,matter? Somebody  dead?'  " 'Worse than that. I'm ruined, anil  there may be somebody dead before long '  "'How is that?!'I asked.  " 'Well, you see,' said he, 'I got mav-  ried not long ago .to one of the nicest girla  in the  world,  and her father gave us a  One   of   the   Moat   Diilicult  KuajfCM to Learn.  It is well known that tbe Chinese  language is one of the most difficult, to  master, and for us to attempt this task  after we have finished our school,years  is excessively trying and diilicult. Certainly the mistakes one, hears of as being made by those who begin- to talk  and, worse still, preach in a language  they fondly imagine thoy- have mastered are ludicrous iii tbe extreme.  I heard of a clergyman who was  preaching to a Chinese congregation ia  the vernacular. "Come to God, oh, my  friends: come to God!" he cried (or  thought be did) and was considerably  surprised to find some of the congregation with broad grins on their faces,  while others' were frowuiug blackly.  Great was the good man's consternation when he found he had been saying, "Call tho pigs, oh. my friends; call  the pigs!" His mistake, I believe, was  due entirely to putting the accent ou  the wrong syllable, which altered the  whole sense of the words.  The Chinese seem to regard a. foreigner speaking Chinese like Dr. Johnson regarded women preaching. "It Is  like a clog standing on bis hind legs,"  said the learned doctor. "You are not  struck with admiration at how.well'he  does 'it, but you are surprised he can  do it at all."���������Leslie's Weekly.  A.  Phillips   Brooks  Story.  The .spirit of love and kindliness to  all which pervaded every, word and  deed of Phillips Brooks did not hinder  his keen appreciation of others' failings and shortcomings or his own.  "Whyr in the world doesn't Brown  write his autobiography and have it  published?" said one of the bishop's  friends,, referring to an incessant talker  and most egotistical man who had been  wasting an hour of the bishop's most  precious time by, a rehearsal of some  unimportant happenings.  "Why, he'd rather tell it, of course,"  said the bishop, and then like a flash  came regret for the quickly spoken  truth, and he turned on bis friend with  a half humorous, half distressed face.  "What do you mean by asking me  such a question as that when I'm off  my guard?" he demanded reproachfully.���������Youth's Com pan ion.  "Settlnsr the River on Fire.*"  ' In old English times, when each family was obliged to sift its own flour. It  sometimes happened that an energetic  man would turn his sieve so rapidly as  to cause it to catch fire. The style of  sieve used in those days was called a  "temse," and it became a customary  saying that a lazy man would never set  the temse on tire. Now, it happens  that the name of the river Thames is  pronounced like the name of this old  flour sieve, and after many years, when  the old fashioned temse was forgotten,  it was thought that setting the temse  on fire meant setting the river on fire,  and that is why today we say that a  stupid person will never set the river  dn fire.���������Ladies' Home Journal.  There is always room at the top���������and  if it's a woman's letter there is always  room at the bottom���������for a postscript.���������  Chicago News.  G  CHIPS   FROM   CHINA.  care at all for our  exception   perhaps  the   finest   if joined  which   it is  close   to.'  to  of   the   finest  -wi'iir  "It   would   1)(:  Sera tion   Park,  *Well?"  "Oh, nothing!" said Scratton. after a  pause, during which he plucked at that  ragged gray tuft of beard, which onee  was red; then, as wishing to change  the subject, he asked: '"'When does Adolphus come  home?"   .  ���������"JS'cxt   week.*'  "That's right; he can't come too soon!  I   have  mu:;h   to  say   to  him!"  And so Daniel Scratton continued to  carefully build up his castle -in the air.  at the very moment that an event was  taking place which was doomed to  shatter it   to   atoms.  CHAPTER  XX.  HOME  AT LAST.  On poor  Lady   Willoughby'  death,  it  The Chinese do not  vegetables, with tlie  of celery.  There is no canning industry among  the Chinese. All of their sauces and  compotes are preserved in earthenware  jars or in old wine and beer bottles.  The Chinese have not yet learned to appreciate a well finished tool of any kind.  The only tools that they require seem to  be those that they cannot actually do  without���������such as razors, cheap knives,  scissors, needles, saws, chisels, etc.  Chinese do not wear leather or rubber  shoes of European style. All Chinese,  except the cooly class, wear shoes of  cloth, with thick felt soles, faced with  leather, and of their own peculiar shape.  These are made locally and are very  cheap.  An OJ)Iisi������S Tradesman.  Mrs. Young wife��������� I want five pounds  of sugar, please.  Dealer���������Yes.  ma'am.    Shall   we serv  it for you ?  Mrs. Y'ouugwife���������No. I'll take it v,-i  me if it isn't too heavy.  Dealer���������I'll make it as  light .������������������'���������  '>������������������  sible    for    you,    ma'am. ��������� Philadel-^...  YOU CAN  HAVE  CONFIDENCE  In the Medicines That Have Stood the Test of Years in Private  Practice and Made Famous the Name of Dr. A. W. Chase.  Seldom if ever has a physician so  thoroughly won the confidence of the  people as has Dr. A. W. Chase,  through the absolute reliability of his  Recipe Book and the wonderful efficiency of his great presentations.  Salt RHeiim.  Mr. John Broderick, Newmarket,  Out., writes:���������"I have been troubled  for thirty year > with salt rhenm. I  used remedies, and was treated by physicians all that time, but all failed to  cure me. The doctors said there was  no cure for me. I spent hundreds of  dollars trying to get relief, but all in  vain. My sou brought me a trial  sample box of Dr. Chase's Ointment.  I found great relief, and had the first  night's rest in years. It stopped the  itching immediately. One box cured  jie. Publish these facts to suffering  humanity."  Nervous Debility.  Mr. A. T. P. Lalame, railway agent  at Clarenceville, Que., writes:���������"For  twelve years I have been run down  with nervous debility. I suffered much,  and consulted doctors, and used medicines  in   vain.    Some   months  ago I  heard of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, used  two boxes, and my health improved so  rapidly that I ordered twelve more. I  can say frankly that this treatment has  no equal in the medical world. While  using Dr. Chase.s' Nerve Food I could  feel my system being built up until  now I am strong and healthy. I cannot recommend it too highly for weak,  nervous people,"  Constipation.  Mrs. W. H. Fisher, Preston, Ont.,  states:���������"I can recommend Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills for constipation. I  1 was troubled for about nine years, and  have spent hundreds of dollars with  doctors and for remedies I heard of, but  they failed to even give relief. Hearing of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills  I riocured a box, aud they have cured  me of this long-standing complaint. I  don't have to use them, a'ny more at all,  which goes to show that the cure is  complete and permanent."  Imitators of Dr. Chase's Remedies  don't dare to reproduce his portrait and  signature which are on every box of his  genuine remedies. For sale at all dealers or Edmanson, Bates & Company,  Toronto,  nra If-  ONLY A SMILE.  V<  I'l  m  ������  Only a smile that was given me  On the crowded street one day,  But it pierced tlie gloom of my saddened hesrt  Like a sudden sunbeam's ray.  Tlie shadows ef doubt hung over rne,  And the burden of pain I bore,  And the voice of hope I could not hear.  Though I listened o'er and o'er.  But there came a rift in the crowd about,  And a face that I knew passed by,  And the smile I caught was brighter to me  Than the blue of a summer sk}-,  ' For it gave me back ihe sunshine,  And it scattered each* somber thought,  And my heart rejoiced in the kindly warmth  Which that kindly smile had wrought.  Only a smile from a kindly face  Onthe busy street that day!  Forgotten as soon us given, perhaps,  As the'donor went her way,      '  But straight to my heart it went speeding  To gild tlie clouds' that were there,  And I found that of'sunshine and life's blue  skies  1 also might take my share.  ���������Exchange.  I CONSUL'S VISITOR.  A Disagreeable Duty Averted by  a Timely Arrival.  *  BY OWEN HODGES.  Of the many consulates on the continent of Europe in the gift of the United  States those are most to be desired, salary and expenses being equal, that aro  outside the ordinary routes of travel,  for .if there is one annoyance -greater  than   another  it   is  the  demands   made  . upon a consul bj-.the tourist making the  "grand tour" in three months who uses  " the consulate as a bureau of information.  The tourist asks the consul's services to  provide, him with a laundress or settle his disputes with the hackmeu and  guides, and it follows naturally the more  ignorant and purse proud the man the  more intolerant his manner. "What do  we pay him for," they say. "but to assist .his countrymen?" And they threaten him with the state department if he  dares to refuse.  Chester Brandon. United States consul  at Bando, had therefore reason to congratulate himself tftat Bando, although,a  health resort well known upon the conti-,  nent and a delightful residence, was just  off the track of the "tripper" and offered  nothing to his expatriated countrymen  that .the American colony at Florence,  for instance, could not better supply:  , .But now and then an American citizen  did call upon him, as he knew to his cost,  for they were in most cases those who  had exhausted their letters of credit and  demanded aid from the consulate. They  were' always astonished and indignant  toMearn that the United States had no  fund, for that purpose and that unless  they l*were seamen, duly shipped on an  American vessel, they were not a charge  upon" the "general government. In such  cases .there'.was nothing for the consul to  to do. madam?" It seemed a -Treat effort  for her to speak, but she replied:  j "My husband is very ill. and it is his  1 wish to make a confession under oath in  ! regard to his embezzlement and to exonerate his friends, whom he so weakly  deserted." And then, as if overcome  with the hopelessness of her condition,  she began to weep Brandon arose from  his chair and walked restlessly about the  room. The great grief of the woman .and  his duty to the government, now that the  facts were known, were opposing fnMors  in his mind. Should he telegraph the department that lie had found this noted  criminal or should he keep the trust the  woman had pl.-u-cd in him? For th'e present He would say nothing. The man was  111. He would just see him and then decide, so, after a pause, he broke the silence by saying, "Where , is your bus  band, madam?"  "We are living at Mazi"���������a small village 20 miles away, on the mountain  side.  "When would you like me to 6ee you:  husband?"  "Immediately, if it is possible," she  said.  "Arery well, then, let us go at once.    \  have nothing to detain me.'!,   And, enter  ing a carriage, that she had  in  waiting,  they set out for Mazi.    On the way sh?  told him her story.    Five years ago Johr.  Manning  was  the  cashier  of  the   Mill.'.  River  bank,  one  of  the  most  respected  citizens  of  the  small   city   in   which   he  lived.      A   generous   man,    with   'many  friends and uoted for his business sagacity,    he   was   an   authority   on    investments and was executor and administrator for many, estates.    At this time the  mining fever was at its height, and when  Manning told his friends that he had an  option on a mine they hastened to join a  company, place him at its head  and invest their money, relying entirely on his  judgment.-    The mine was a failure, the  "pay" vein  was ever eluding them, and  the  money   for  operating  expenses   was  not forthcoming. Manning was too proud  to ask his friends  for more funds.    All  he   had   were   gone,   and   he   began   to  take money from the bank, small sums  at first,  then  larger,  until  he was overwhelmed.    One day he came home pale  and breathless.    The bank examiner was  coming  in   the  morning,  and   the  deficit,  could be no longer concealed.    Ruin stared him in the face.  < His wife would not  leave him, and before the sun set they  were fugitives.    She had a small income  from   some  trust  funds;  otherwise  they  were   destitute.    They   went   direct   to  Italy and to this small village, where her  old nurse lived.    Fortunately she spoke  Italian,  and   Mazi  was a  small   village,  hidden    away    among    the    mountains,  whose  inhabitants  were  shepherds  who  rarely left their homes.  Mazi, like most peasant villages, was  anything but inviting. A score or more  of low stone houses were grouped around  a piazza or square in the center of which  was the. public fountain, from which  the water was brought. Streets rilled  with garbage nnd overrun with swine, it  was a poor place for an American accustomed to the common comforts of life.  Oh entering the  house,  Brandon' saw  a  THE INDIAN FAMINE.  DISTRESSING CONDITIONS CONTINUE  TO GROW AT RAPID RATE,  man .sitting in a large chair so pale and  do but * to advance enough money from I emaciated that it needed but a glance  his own  purse to  enabl* them  to  reach    to know that his days were numbered.  "This  is  the  American  consul.  Jack,"  Mrs. Manning said.    He roused himself,  the'nearest consulate and so be passed  along until they reached nn American  colony or arrived at a seaport where a  kindly consul shipped them home in the  steerage.  Now, it happened one afternoon as  Brandon was deep in a report to the department concerning the market for our  cotton goods in his district that Don To-  maso, his vice consul, came in from the  outer office and said, "There is a signo-  ra Americana that wishes to see your excellency:" "Ask ' her to come in," he  - said. Thedpor was opened, and he rose  to meet a refined woman of about 30  years of age, thoroughly American in her  appearance, with a careworn faceS,and  dressed plainly; in somewhat old fashioned clothes. Brandon was prepared to  receive a tourist and expected nothing  less than the old story of delay in remittances-and the request of a small loan.  He was surprised to find that such was  "not the case, for she began by saying:  "Mr. Consul, you have the power to administer paths, have you, not?" ' "Certainly, madam," he replied. "How can I  serve you?"   7  She sat silently for. a few "moments,  nervously twisting and untwisting her  handkerchief, which she held in her  hands. She seemed very much agitated,  and Brandon said again, "It will give me  .great pleasure to be of any service I  can, madam." She startled him by her  next question:  "You  are an   American .citizen,   aren't  Topic Ik the SectMid in J'Ublic interest���������  l'-nsliiili 1'eople Fouling Immense Suqik  Ifitct tlie Country to lleicue the Starving��������� I>ul:i Concerning the Condition,.,  Willi :i Map fthfiwin;: Famine Oitttricl.  Aside from the war in South Africa the great topic of public interest  is the famine' in India. The distressing" conditions in that country continue to grow at a rapid rate, and  were it not for the war in which  England is engaged the English people would be pouring immense sums  for the care of the starving into the  stricken country. Even as it is England is doing' fairly well toward the  starving people in her great eastern  colony, and many thousands of dollars are being- distributed daily to  the'suffering- millions.  Some of the causes of' the present  famine, and something of the prospects for relief with the coming seasons of now crops-, will therefore be  read with  interest.  The southwest monsoons (upon  which the animal and vegetable life  of India substantially depend), laden with the moisture of the Indian  ocean and the Arabian sea, break.in  June, upon the Malabar coast and for  three months flood India with a rainfall averaging' about 100 inches. The  rains.,of the last monsoon proved  from a half to a total failure, and  famine was then threatened to , a  large portion of. the country. It  was still hoped that the autumnal  crops of southern India might be  saved by a good northeast monsoon  in November, and in central and upper India by early abundant winter  rains. The normal time for'winter  rains has long since passed by. On  the east coast the usual rains in November and December, which are termed the northeast monsoons, but in  reality attend the withdrawal of the  monsoon current from the Bay of  Bengal, failed to, a very large extent. Elsewhere throughout India,  abnormally high day temperatures  were unaccompanied by the usual  dews at night/while the cold weather has been extraordinary rainless,  in so much that only during the last  few days of January were there any  signs of the vWlnter showers. These  conditions have still further injured  the autumn crops and diminished the  prospects   of a* spring  harvest.  The rice  crop  of Burhiah  and  Bengal     has   fully    realized   expectations'  and   constitutes   a. great' reserve      of  food for  the rest "of India.     The nor-  years of 1S96-7, the whole external  world seemed to share India's sorrow and contributed to alleviate its  distress. The attention of England  was then turned upon suffering India, and hundreds of thousands of  pounds were contributed by generous hearts. Now, the thoughts of  almost every Englishman throughout  the Empire are fixed upon the war in  South Africa. In would be too much  to expect that England can again  come to the rescue as splendidly as  she did in 1S97, and it seems clear  that. India must fight the plague  and famine with her  own means.  WANTED  A  BROKEN  NOSE.  former is useful for potatoes and the latter for ice cream."  The other reply was elicited by the lecturer in giving a practical lesson on fish  cookery, who said:  "First, you take the fish and wash it  well, and then"���������  Adult Pupil (interrupting)���������How absurd! Just fancy having to Avasb a fish���������  and after it has spent-all its life in water too!���������London Answers.  you?    So  many  of  our  consuls  are  not  citizens. I am told."  "Certainly." he said.  "What   part   of   the   country   are   you  from?" was her next query.  "From down,'east." Brandon replied  vaguely.  "I 'c-iow very little about the duties of  an American consul, and I am not sure  you will help me after you have Leard  my story, but you are nt least a fellow  countryman, nnd I am sadly in need of a  friend in whom I can confide."  "If you will he so good as to tell me  your trouble, I am sure I can help you."  said Brandon, more and more interested.  She looked at him thoughtfully for a  moment and ftien said abruptly. "Were  you in America five years ago?"  "No," he replied.  "Bid  you ever hear of the failure  of  the Mills River bank and the embezzlement   of   its   cashier?"     He   shook   his  head,   wondering   what  these   questions  were leading up. to.    She sighed aud said:  "I  supposed  every   one  knew of that.  Well,   I. am  the  wife  of  the  man   that  ruined  the  bank,   whose  flight   was  the  ���������sensation of ������������������the time and  whose photograph "and reward for arrest are posted  in every consulate in Europe."  "Oh, now 1 -remember," said Brandon  as he called to mind an old handbill he  found in his desk when he took charge  of the consulate, and he said as gently  as he could, "You are Mrs. Manning?"  "Yes," she answered, "I am Mrs. Manning. Do you think .\ ou can help me  now that you know who I am?" Brandon hesitated, and the woman watched  bim closely, as if fearful of his decision.  Finally he said, "What is it you wish me  from his seeming apathy and slightly acknowledged Brandon's presence and  without further delay dictated his deposition, which was a full confession of his  defalcation. In a broken voice he gave  Brandon instructions as to forwarding  the document and, with a sigh of content, closed his eyes and turned his face  from him. The scene impressed Brandon. For there can be no more miserable existence for an active business man  than feeling remorse for his crime and,  fearing arrest, to wear away his life  amid alien surroundings, with nothing  but the memory of his misdeeds to occupy his mind. This man had gone doAvn  under it.  It was with a sad heart that Brandon  went doAvn the mountain side. Compassion had taken, the place of duty. Nothing could be.gained by informing the authorities. Several days elapsed without  any word from Mrs. Manning, and he  felt that he could no longer refrain from  forwarding tlie document and informing,  the government, when the difficulty was  removed in a most unexpected-way.  Oh going to the consulate one morning  he   found   awaiting   him,   sitting   in   hi;������  chair and reading a New York paper, n.  man   who   seemed   thoroughly   at   hom������  and at peace with himself and the world  He had a shrewd, inquisitive face.    The  stranger rose from his seat and said:  "Are you the United States consul?"  -'I am." said  Brandon shortly.  "Well.   I   am   Detective  Brown,   and   I  am  after  John   Manning,   who   wrecked  the Mills River bank and is in hiding in  this vicinity,  and   I  call  upon  you  as a  United   States  oflicial   to  aid  me  in   my  duty."    Brandon's course of action  was  now clearly defined.  "Yes," he said. "I know, the man. I  will do what I can as United States consul to help you." And after an examination of the papers, which he found to be  in proper order, he ordered a carriage,  and they left together. There was little  conversation, on the way. The detective  was a man of few words, and Brandon  was thinking how he could explain the  presence of his companion to Mrs. Manning. She met them at the entrance of  the house, her eyes swollen and red with  weeping. She looked reproachfully toward Brandon and said quietly to the detective:  "You have come too late, Mr. Brown."  for he was a man from her own town.  "Jack died this morning at 4 o'clock."  The detective's face flushed as he realized how fruitless his errand, but his better nature conquered, and he said:  "Don't cry, Sarah. It is better so." For  he had known her from a girl. Nothing  now remained but to arrange for a simple burial. Brandon read the service,  and Mrs. Manning and the detective  were the only mourners. At the conclusion of the brief services they left for  Bando. the detective to accompany Mrs.  Manning to her home and friends. Brando-, explained his part in the affair.  They left by the first steamer for Marseilles.���������New York Commercial Advertiser.  An  Odd  Incident  In  the Practice  of  a  Sargeon.  "What was the strangest case I ever  had?" said the surgeon. "Well, let nie  see. I believe the oddest incident of my  career occurred in��������� But hold, on second  thought I don't care to give any names  or dates. The facts, if you like, were  these: I was called by messenger to a  cheap boarding house one evening to attend a,man who was 6aid to have been  hurt in a fight. I found a young fellow  of 25 or thereabout half dazed, with" a  bloody contusion on one of his cheeks  and a badly broken nose. The bridge  was smashed almost flat with the face,  and I saw at once that the case would  need' very careful handling to prevent  great disfigurement. Not to bother you  with technical details, I confined myself  that night to a- superficial dressing and  deferred further proceedings until next  day.  "When I called the following morning,  the young man had quite recovered - his  senses, and, although his clothes were  shabby and all his surroundings poor  and mean, it was evident from his hands,  talk and bearing that he had never done  any hard work and was a person of education and refinement. I took him for  the black sheep of some good family, but  made no comments and explained briefly  that I would try, to restore his nose as  far as possible' by performing a slight operation and inserting an artificial support.  "To my astonishment he objected flatly and insisted on letting it heal exactly  as it was. 'But you will be frightfully  disfigured,' I protested. 'I doubt if your  best friends would recognize you.' Strange  to say, that assurance seemed to render  him only the firmer, and I was compelled  to let him have his way. It was nearly  three weeks before he was well, 'and,, as  I anticipated, he looked exactly like some  battered bruiser of the prize ring.  VI never saw the man again, but six  months later I was shown the photograph of a handsome young chap who  was badly wanted for a big embezzlement. I put my finger over the nose and  recognized my late patient. He had  walked aboard ship right under the eyes  of detectives and sailed for the Argentine  Republic. They had his photograph, but  never dreamed of connecting it .with the  caved in countenance of that particular  passenger."  "Did he get somebody to break his  nose on purpose?" asked the reporter.  "I never ascertained." ..aid the surgeon.  Both Wished the Same.  "I wish, now," shrieked the angry-  young wife���������"I wish now you had married Edith Macmahon' instead of mel:  That's what I wish!"  "I would have married her, only she-  wouldn't have mc, and you would!','���������  Stray Stories.  Xigrhtmare In the Jungle. ,  "Gracious, how you roared, in your  sleep last night!" said Mrs. Lion. ,t  "Had a bad night," replied the king, of  beasts. "I dreamed I was on the road  again with a circus growling to order."���������  Philadelphia North American.  Travelers in the east have never failed  to comment on the great amount of eye  disease which is prevalent in Egypt.  One hundred  thousand tons of apples  are raised on British soil yearly.  THE STANDING   PASSENGER.  MAP   SHOWING   THK   FAMINE  DISTRICTS   OF  .INDIA.  th western  provinces and  Oudh    have  successfully sown  their winter crops,  which, have been  greatly--b.en.efited by  recent rain.     In Madras arid Mysore,  the abrupt disappearance of the monsoon    -was   a   great   disappointment.  The  harvest will  be  indifferent    over  large   areas,   but,   except   in   a    few  places,  no  distress  requiring relief is  anticipated here.     In the irrigated or  .inundated    tracts    of  Sind ' and     the  southwest  Punjab,   the.  crops  will  be  somewhat short,   owing to the     contracted  area   of   inundation    by     the  Indus and its tributaries, due to diminished  volume  of  water   in  the canals,   but  the  shortness   will   be   comparatively small.     ThcFo  tracts will,  as in   former years,  yield   food  in  excess   of  local   requirements   and     will  pront   from, the   misiorumes   of  their  neighbors.  DOFFING THE  HAT.  Each  The   famine   district   embraces     the  greater   part   of   Bombay   presidency,  most     of   the   Nyzatn's   dominions   of  Hyderabad,   the   western   half,  of   the  central   India.,   the  entire  part  ol  the  central  provinces,   the  western  states  of  central   India,   the  entire   part   of  Itajputana, the southeast Punjab, and  a  large   portion  of  the  native  states  of     Cutch     and   Gujarat.      The   true  famine area  in  British  India and the  native   states   is   thus  about  300,000  square   miles,   with   a   population    of  40,000,000.     There is a further   area  of about  145,000   square  miles, with  a population of 21,000,000,   in which  more   or   less   scarcity   and   distress  prevail,   where  relief  is   being    given  in a tentative form.     Thus,  the area  and      population      affected    by      the  drought   is   larger   both   in     British  territory  and   the  native  states than  was anticipated in October last.     As  a whole,  the autumn harvest of 1S99  was the  worst on  record  for     many  years,   while  the  present  spring  harvest on  unirrig-ated  land  occupies little more  than half  the area sown  in  either of the last two years.  Agricultural prospects are growing  gloomy, and the water famine increases in intensity. .I^ord Curzon, the  viceroy of India, in an address to the  imperial legislative council called attention to another feature of the  present  distress.     During the famine  American   Men   Do   Jfot   Salute  Other an  Do (Foreigners,  "Walking up Fifteenth'street recently," said a Washingtonian who has traveled  extensively, "I  observed  an official  remove his hat to "two gentlemen, who returned the salutation in the same manner. They were members of the diplomatic corps.  "As we all know, the American style  of salutation when two or more gentlemen meet is,an inclination of the headcor  a wave of the hand. The hat is doffed  to the gentler sex only. On the continent it would be an insult for a gentleman to pass an acquaintance without removing the-hat.. If they are friends the  salutation is even more formal and includes a shake of the hlmd and the ex-  changcof va few complimentary remarks.  "The French are accounted the most  punctilious and ceremonious of people. I  think the Belgians are even more so.  Their customs are French, howeyer.  They have a language of their own. but  the names of thestreets in Brussels are  in both French and 'Beige' on the same  signboard.  "I spent a week in the Belgium capital,  where a member of the American legation piloted me about. 1 made the ac-.  quaintance of many Belgian gentlemen,  and the salutation between my diplomatic friend and those he met was'something  like this: >  "'Ah. count. I am delighted to greet  you.'  "A cordial smile, a ceremonious lifting,  ot the hat. a hearty shake of the hand  and an inclination of the body in a polite  bow.  " 'My dear Colonel ���������*���������, the pleasure is  wholly mine. I am rejoiced to see you.  I trust you are very well.' Same formula.  " *My friend, Mr.   of Washington.' Same formula on my part and that  of the count.  "After an interchange of mutually  complimentary remarks the ceremonies  attending the introduction were repeated  as we respectively said 'au revoir' and replaced our silk hats for the last time  upon our heads. It was a novelty at first,  but when I repeated it 18 times an hour  I experienced a crick in the small of my  back.  "My friend explained to me that continental gentlemen of high social position were not pressed by political and  financial affairs as are Americans in similar walks of life, and the hurry and  haste we display are unknown to them."  ���������Washington Star.  De   Needn't  "Move   Forword"  at  the-  Street Car Conductor-* Command,  . A passenger who is standing up in  the aisle of a street car cannot be compelled .by .the conductor to move forward unless he is blocking the passageway. This was the law laid down by;- -  Judge Williams of the superior court iii  instructions which he gave to a jury.  The judge holds that a passenger ha*'  the same right to remain in one place-  when he is standing as if he were occupying a seat.    It is the persons wh<*  last boarded' the car who must adapt  themselves  lo   the crowded  conditioa  and find and fill the vacant place.  - "I am inclined to the opinion," said  Judge Wiiliams, just after directing at  verdict for the plaintiff, "that the law  upholds a.passenger who has accepted!  standing room in keeping it the same1"  as a passenger who has taken a seat."'  He   then   explained   that  a  conductor-  could not ask a person who was sitting:'  to get up and go to another seat against  the   passenger's   wishes,   it   being,   he  said, one of the common rights of passengers.  "The man paid his fare and thus be^  came   a   passenger,"   said   the   judge  when beginning to give his instructions :  to the jury, "and under ordinary circumstances would be apassenger until  carried to the point of destination.,-    "s;  '"The conductor put  the plaintiff off  ,.  the car before he had reached his destination because he refused to 'move up,'-;  os requested.    The defendant's obligar .  tion to the plaintiff was to carry him  safely aud promptly, and the law holds.,  the defendant responsible for the man-   '  ner in which it executes its duty.   The  passenger is. to be protected from the.-  violence of any .-agents and the compa^  ny liable for damages for such an as--  sault when unprovoked.  "In this case-the request was not attended   by   any   voluntary   movement-  forward in the three foot aisle by any  of the standing passengers.    The  request   was   mandatory,   but   no   more '  pressing upon .him to move up than upon the passengers who boarded the;car ,  later  or last and   who   would  be' ex-/'  pected to adapt'themselves to the con-V  gested space instead of the passenger/  who had acquired rights."���������Milwaukee1'  News.' .''.'���������''������������������  Abrasion of Gold..  The . loss    in. value   to   gold   coins'  through abrasion has been the subject,.;  of a  profitable  investigation  .recently*,  conducted by government officials. Two> -  lots of gold coin.valued at .'"50.000 eaehS'>  and consisting of eagles and double ea- '.  gles were taken at random  from the  vaults of the subtreasury at New Y,6rk: /  and carefully weighed.    It was found \i  that the loss on-double eagles through  abrasion amounted to .05 of 1 per cent'/  and on eagles .|)7 of 1  per cent.    This  would be a serious matter in the -case  of large shipments of coin to  foreign  countries, where" the value is determined by weight-instead of by denomination.    On $1,000,000. for instance, the  loss in the first ease would be $500 and  in the second case $700.    This investigation wil! tend, to encourage the shipment of gold in bars, as they lose practically nothing by abrasion in transport   ,  nnd can be easily packed.   The govern-,  rnent has assisted  in the development ���������.'-  of this form  oi shipment by reducing.  ,  the charge for. furnishing bars from 10 '7  coins to 4 cents, per $100.  A Work  of Supererogation.  Two passages from a recent examination paper placed before the pupils at a  London school of cookery are amusing.  One question was, "Describe a thermometer and its notation."  It brought forth this answer: "A thermometer has two good points���������the boiling  point and  tbe  freezing  point.    The  A  New Industry.  After extracting a nail from the  stomach of a .child, where it had re:,  inained for about a week, a Turin surgeon remarked that the iron had become reddish in some places and corroded in others, in exactly the same  way as ancient Greek and Roman  coins.  These observations, communicated  to his colleagfues, spread abroad and  quite a new industry has sprung up  lately in Italy. Traders manufacture  spurious coins with the effigy of Trajan aud others and force them down-  the throats of turkeys. They kill them  after a few days and withdraw the  coins, which thus acquire an appearance of antiquity which deceives the  most experienced numismatists.  Ml  Pi  It  \  \  \  r  1  i  ft  is.>*t|  I  f  M  >M A MIHX SHAPE CREAM O*TARTAR POWOEJi  DR.*  CREAM  BAKING  POWDfR  Highest Honors, World** Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Arold Baking Powder : containing  alum,   XKey are injurious to health.  THIS CUMBERLAND NEWS  ,      ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  TO. ��������� ��������� JS. Su&erson, BMtor.  tar Advertisers who want their ad  changed,    should   get    copy in    by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Subscriber 3 failing to receive The  Nkwi* regularly will confer a favcr by noti-  ying     he   office.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3rd, 1900.  LETTERS.  The following letter was unavoid-  a >Iy left over from last week:  Editor Cumberland News���������Sir:  I send you a fact. The other morning A��������� . undertook to kill a few  squirrels that the children have  nearly got tanie enough to eat from  their hands, constantly eating corn  etc.. given them. He sported a  '���������/U;i and opened fire, cutting one in  two after two shots.    He  does   not  1  belong to the navy bat   has a  boat  and waits on the ship.     When   remonstrate with he said   he  could  do as he   pleased   with   squirrels.  This is certainly wanton cruelty.  7   Citizen.  ;  Comox. Sept. 25, 1900.  COMOX    FAIR.  For once the fates were propitious  and allowed old Father Sol to shine  through, i.ut the whole of Fair day.  As usual the presence of the crew  of one of Her Majesty's war ships  contributed largely to the interest  of the day, for after all more people  go,to see .the people than for any  o.her reason. The show was much  like those that, preceded it, except  for the absence of good quality  Tooth- The fruit however made up  for their lack, the apples exhibited  by Mess is. Barkie, W. Roy and  Matheson being exceedingly  lar.e and pleasing to the eye,  Amoanst the vegetables were a  very fine collection from Mr. J. A.  Halliday's garden and two immense  pumpkins shown by Mr. Crawford.  The Comox Bakery had a very fine  display of confectionery.  From an aesthetic point of view  the show was not a success. True,  Mr. Robb did his best to beautify  one corner of a table with fine  baskets of flowers, and s *me of the  f-w pot flowers showed that the  owners lovel the beautiful, but  takeaway the. exhibis of two or  three and absolutely nothing would  have been let. Then, too, the  paintings by Mips Willemar looked  very solitary, while the fancy work  was practically hidden from sight  by large quilt*, comfortable no  doubt, but rather conspicuous.  There was but on<- exhibit of children's writing, that by little Nellie  Mathews, of Cumberland, very  creditable indeed to the writer, but  looking oh. so lonely.  Why do the management insist  upon   that   prouibuive   fifty   cent  entry fee? Surely if the exhibits  were more numerous the attendance  would be proportionally large and  t e snow a greater success in every  way. Apparently half of, the first  prize were '.taken, because there was  absolutely no competition.  The Warspite band dispeis-ed  sweet strains at intervals during  the afternoon. The special appre-  ci i-m show for the rendering of  CR -niniscences of England," with  its t bits from tbe .old. airs, cou-  fi ms the fact that it is the fa-miliar  w -love most.  Amongst the sports the t'ug-of-  w 1 rand the'football match .'seemed  the iiiost popular. In the former  the Comox district representatives  showed that this new country of  ours is especially adapted to .developing si rong men for they three  times went away with the . champions of the,seas, at which the said  champ��������� ons were in no w 1 se wel 1  pleased. The Union boys did not  fare so well in the ball game but  they think they could have won.'  fii.al had they been given a chance.   0   IiOCAL ITEMS.  The football match here on the  22nd ult, between a learn from TT.  M. S. Warspite and the town 003-3  was won by the la*ter, after a very  exciting game.    Score, 4 to 3.  The title of a book offered for sale  in Mr. Segrave's store is "Three  Girls Under Canvas". The lady who  wrote it is the wife of Mr. Kent of  the firm of Waitt & Co.  New   York Citv is  face' to  face  ' *��������� j  with a coal famine the period of distress which many recall to the old  inhabitants the coal strike of 1878.  when anthracite cost the consumer  $12. and $14. a ton.  , The announcement.is made that  the Cam.di.'.n Pacific has communicated with the executive committee of the Spokane Indus'.rial  Exposition,statingthat itwill handle tree of charge all mineral exhibits  from any point in ..the Kootenays to  Nelson, so as to connect with the  Spokane Falls & Northern.  The Province of  the  20th  sa}*s;  ''British Columbia is doing its share  10 prove the equalit}* of the gentler  sex in professional life. There are  now four lady medicos, one lady  dentist, one' lady veterinary, and  three lady editors in this province���������.  ���������''Sister Mary" Bisset, Mrs. Whitney  and Mrs. Anderson of the Similk-  ameen Star."  We have been spoken to concerning small boys crowding the platform  at the new station upon the arrival  of the trains, to the inconvenience  and danger of people who have proper business there, and with danger  to themselves. It is an easy matter  on a crowded platform for a person  to get jostled off among the wheels  of ihe train, and it somehow always  happens that the train is in motion  when this takes place. Boys have no  business there, and no incentive but  idle cur.osity, and it would be well  for the police to take a hand and  see that the}* do not obstruct the  platform.  As a word of warnig to those who  are in tlie habit.of furiously riding  their bicycles through our s'ree s  cs eoialy on the road to the mining  camp we w<>uld quote tbe case of  Miss Shannon who was knocked  down in Vancouver by E. Blat k-  more the racing 'cyclist, and died  without ever regaining con.scions-  ness. In Victori.i also a small boy  had a narrow escape being run into  hy a lady rider and seriously injured. On more than one occasion in  our town small children who are in  the habit of playing on the roadside  have had nairow escapes being in  m >st cases too 3*oung to realize the  danger.  The Fall trade has opened -. iih a rush  and is in full sv\in^. New gni-ds aie  coming and being unpacked e\ery boat.  The store is busy all over, I mm ihi- door  ri--ht down to tbeei d of .he ni >.v Mnl-  nery room, wh'rethe l.ulies ch-lit'lit to  revel among the new anu piett, s^ie^ f  Fall M.lbneiy.  ^^**^^^mmmtmmammmmmMmKmmmmmwmmmm^m*mmwiB^mBmmaam^*madmKmt*i*Msm*^**~.  Women's Dress Skirts  Black alpaca skirt, $375  Black crepon skin, $3.75.  Cobired lit qvy tweed   :-kins, made   in  latest designs  $7 and $7.50.  Dress Goods  We have a few pieces yet jf those 25c.  meltons. Speciai price 15c. per yard  Ripley's nirle finish fioths, 5** inch wide,  regular price 75c. Special price, 65c.  Satin   finish   laches'   cloths,   assorted  colors, extra heavv.    Special price, $1.  Women's Waists  In satin, silk, velvet, lustre and flannel*  ette, in a variety of styles, just to hand.  Millinery  It is 1.  t    .er*< ssary   to   d veil   on   the,  merits ��������� f this nan ft <nir store, under the  able management of Miss Todd it speaks  ior itself.  The crowds visiting this cheery show  room and the rapid selling in hats and  jackets wnich has been going on here  speaks volumes for it and the ability of  Miss Todd as a trimmer.  Silks  15 silk blouse lengths, assorted patterns  and colors.  See those 50c. silks.  Fancy crepon paper, 2 for 25c.  Furs  The best of our fnrshave been snapped  up by keen buyers,  but   we have    still a  number of fur boas and collarets.    '  Staples  Figured   flannelette,   assorted   colors,  ioc.  per yard.    Heavy   outing   flannels.  light and dark colors.    Just'he thing for  women's wrappers and children's dresses,  I2^c. and 6 yds.  for   $1.  Eider   down flannelette 20c. per yard.  Satin finish flannelette, with fleece  back, stuped patterns, assorted colors,  20c.   per yard. .,  Fine    white   flannels   with, cashmere  ���������finii.li, at all prices.  Turkish towels  from   ioc*. up.    .  See our large 20c. and   25c. towels.  Blankets  Those woo! blankets advertised last  week have moved briskly," ibowing the  value wus appreciated by keen - buyers.  We have but a few more  of those  white  blankets at $3.25.  Shoes  20 pairs men's kangaroo bals. Regular  -j f  $3.    Sale price, $2.75;  15 pairs-aen's *ax calf bals. Scotch  welt, $3 a pair.  Our    travelling     salesman,  Mr. Creech, is again here with  a large range of   samples   for  men's tailor made suits.  Prices     moderate     and   fit  guaranteed. -.    , .  The immense business done  in this line is positive  proof of  the satisfaction given in   this  line.  & CO.  F.  p. IJ URDY, Manager:  Cumberland, fi. C.  ���������MC** rJJUW -- T-w*w������irjWTr���������--Ml ��������� ������-^i_-*TfT.r:iT-.i.-.-ii  WANTED.  A   NUMBER    OF   PIGEONS   to  purchase.  Bl2tc.  Charles  Scott,.  Quarter way House,  i Nanaimo, B.C.  Picture Framing.  Large   Assortment   of   Mouldings,  Good but Cheap.  HENRY F.PULLEN.  Samples can be.^een and orders  left at T. D McLean's,; Jewellei y  Store..  Black Diamond Eursery  QUARTER WAY,Wellington Road  HUTCHERSOO   PERRY.  20,000 Fruit Trees to choose from.  Large Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Evergaeens.  Small Fruits   in J&reat   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  sl2r,o  P   O. BOX  190.  Golumtta Floimng  Mills Company.  ENDERBY,   B. C.  HUIBAMAH,  THREE STAR,  we  Just received over $1,000 worth,   which  now offer at the lowest cash prices.  Chamois skins from 25c. to 75c.  Bailey planes from 50c. to $3.90.  Hand saws from  85c. to   $2.65.  Compass saws 30 and 35 ctsV  X-cut saws from 4 feet to 8 feet.  WHITE LEAD, PAINTS   AND   OILS.     RODS   AND   FISHING   TACKLE.  GUNS AND  AMMUNITION AT  VANCOUVER   PRICES.  MAGNET CASH *TO ������J^UMB^LAND.,,,,  CTTTST      ARRIVED.  BLANKETS,    OILCLOTHS,     PILLGW5.  10-10's  IHI  STEMS BAKERS.  R.P.RithetiCo.,  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -   Victoria. B.Q.  CROCKERY. GLASSWARE.  MEN'S and BOY S CLOTHING.  UMBRELLAS, OILCOATS.  Another car of Groceries. 75 boxes Apples.  fflHiT'o per cent. Discount on all purchases  WALLEKiPAKTRIDGE  SHOOTING  SEASON -1900.  ^JLLL stock ooi^ipliei'ie:.  ���������EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SHOOTING MATERIAL���������  SAVAGE, WINCHESTER AND MARLIN RIFLES.      GREENER,  LEhEVER,   REMINGTON   SCOTT   &   PARKER  GUNS  MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL.  BEHE   POE   1900   C.&.T-&-IJ=>C3--Cr:E.  -Charles E.  Tisdall,   Vancouver, B. 0.


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