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Array '< ���������V  I)  J'I  I'V  to  p  ifc''  i  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.    WEDNESDAY,    OCT. 24,   t9od.  ^fl^^������^?#������2^  spi)  7/ii  If'  ff/Sn  s?*rei  ��������� PS    ������P'*?1P IT,  Boy's Corderoy- Suits, $5. .  /Ten's Suits, black and navy. $14, $15-  m  This is the best finished clothing we  M  have had the pleasure  of showing   our  friends and.patrons.  We  hope   that   all those    who   are  interested will call and" inspect them.  Aerent for the Butterick Pattern Co.  ��������� ���������    New Idea  Patterns in  Stock.  Groceries  Cheaper   than   the Cheapest.  CUMBERLAND,' B. C.  \\      (^ssg^ssss^s. ^.-j^-s^s^^s*^^  T������  -IU  hi  .<*".������������������ .r?  c  61  YATES ST.7EET,  IK  41  VICTORIA, B. C.  & HARDWARE, MILL AND-  MINING- MACHINERY,  I o      AND FARMING    AND   DAIRYING" IMPLEMENTS  I OF ALL KINDS. ' ''     '  '  $ Agents foi AlcCormiok Harvesting Machinery.  J-3 Write for i>riecs and particulars.    P. O. Draper 563.  #        '   " - '      ' '    'Jk  A Little Talk on Bin-ag E-oom Farnisliing,  ���������  |  ������'  1  -**9^P������  ... .D.\  SIDEBOARDS,  K^XTKNSJON TABLES,  DINING ROOM CHAIRS,  TABLE LINENS and  '   NAPKINS,  A NICE DINNER   SET, '  CUTLERY.  SILVERWARE,  ; GLASSWARE, und  EVERYTHING  COMPLETE.  WHARF. NOTES.  Mrs. L. Ray returned home after  .spending a few weeks in Cumberland with Mrs. R. Grant.  Air,-*. Humphrey   and  son came  up on Wednesday's boat from Van  couver.  The Glory of the Seas is loading  coal.  I'  . 0������������������   ri     '  The United States' "message on  the Chinese question is concisely as  foliowa:  ' "Washington, Oct. 11���������The reply of the state department to the  French note relative to the basis of  Chinese negotiations was made  public late to-day. It reads as. follows*  The Secretary of State to the French  Charge, a'Affaires   (sent   to "Mr.  Thiebaut, Oct. lOlhi 1900:  . Aiemorandum���������-The Government  of the United States'agree with that  tJf France in recognising as; the  ohiect to be obtained from the Gov-  eminent of China . appropriate reparation for the past, and substantial guarantees for the future.'  i. The punishment of the guilty  partirs who. may be, designated by  the Powers at Pelcin.  '" *    *  2. The continuance' of the interdiction again--t the  importation   of  arms.        *        *   ' ���������  3. Equitable indemnities ifor the  Gnevrnments, corporations and  private individuals..      *     . *  4. The organization in Pekin of  a "J permanent guard'-for .ths le-'  gations. '       ' * -.-*,  5. The dismantling of.   the forte  at IVku. * & "  6.' Tlie military occupation of  two or three points- oa the road  from Tien Tsiu to Pekin.    *       *  If you are needing anything in above linesi give un  some idea as to price and   we will send   descriptions and all  information required. ���������  ros.  COMPLETE FURNISHERS. VICTORIA,. B..   C-  ^ ' ���������    " -  Kyi  u %���������  ���������!I-7  ' <a  them up so that they could see  them. Finally, yielding to their  solicitations/ he cautiously opened  the lid when���������out flew two crows,  a big one and a "little one. The  look of horrified amazement on the  pigeon fancier's lace was a set off  to the wild yell of "crow," "crow"  from the tribe of assembled kid?,  and when a bystander ventured the  remark that they were genuine  homers and were bound there now,  Paddy interjected, "Yes, to the  slaughterhouse" The trouble is  that he has contracted for the sale  of several pair of young birds at $5  per pair, and how to fill his, part.of  the agreement troubles him not a  little. The donors of the bi. ds now  insist that some evil minded and  covetous rival swiped the Ant-  werps during the night and. substituted the Corbies.  A FUHE GRAPZ CREAM OF TARTAR POWDER.  If you don't like Blue Ribbon extracts it is because you've never  tried them.  ~������*!S������ZmZ3Ssaox~--  -vs. ������������������-      ���������-.'���������*���������       *>���������&*'    !i!&!������'     '-"*.,:--"    S3  J  Fall G^tfilqg NoW. ArP.iVii?j  ft  Fine Tailor-made Suits,, guaranted  fit.    Also,  Fall and Winter Overcoats, Mackintoshes, etc.  A nice line.of Boys' and Youths' 3-piece suits.  Call and see our NEW STOCK.    -:-  <&  ' Paddy  C���������,   last week, was the  recipient of a fine pair   of  pigeons,  Black Homers. , For   some   weeks  past two grown friends. of his  had  promisai that a-pair of prize  birds  would reach him before long     Last  week, he had a   wire , telling him  the birds  wero   on   the   way and  would   arrive    that     day.     Sure  enough, when Paddy went   to   the  station in the evening, there was a  box marked   "Pigeons,"   and   the  address/  Veiy caiefully were they  carried to a  loft   in a   barn   much  frequented   by     Paddy   and   his  friends.    Having been warned, not  to open the box for several days, he  fed his precious charges through   a  small opening in the box, and carefully   watched   ��������� them.      Towards  evening, he go so impatient that he  could   stand    it  cautiously     inserted      his     hand  through the hole to .stroke the pets.  His hand was at   once   seized  and  severely   pecked, causing    him  to  withdraw the   member   in   double  time.    Thinking he  had a   rather  savage pair of   pigeons,   he closed  the box up and  left them   for   the  night.    Next morning,   about  125  of the''small   guys"   of the   town  assembled, and importuned the fortunate owner of the birds   to  open  TO    THE   D'SAF.  A rich lady cured of her Deaf-  neso and Noises in the 'Head by  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to . his Institute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the E;ir Dronis may have  them free. Add res No. 14517.  Tbe Nicholson Institute, 780,  Eighth'Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.  FAE.fiIE.SS ��������� 1 ii tTITUTJBJS.  The following additional appointments have been msde by Air. J.  R Anderson, the superintendent,  completing the programme for the  autumn meetings of ' Farmers Iri-  etiiutes. . The.-e mee'.ings will be  ���������addretted by Mr. Jas Siouehouse,  .an expert d-i-iryn-an, now in -the  employment of the Dominion Government in the Northwest Territories: ParksviLle, Frid-ty, 2Gth  Oct.; Alberui, Saturday, 27th Pet.;  Comox, Wednesday, 31*^t Oct.-   o   Ceylon Tea is the finest tea in  the world. ��������� Blue Ribbon Tea is the  .finest'Ceylon T-.a in the world,,   ��������� r-O������������������������������������������������������.  Pt)'SLIO    MEETING.  ���������'   Air.-   Ralph   Smith    spoke  here  Alonday night to a fair sized   audience.    The meeting was  opened by  Air.-,  Woodman's    short''   address.  He was followed  by   Air, Anthony  Anderson, for. Air.   Sloan. -   Then  Smith spoke with much vigor and  fluency.    In the course   of his   remarks he   denounced   Air. Sloan's  method" of   procuring a nomination  and. accused the Liberal   delegates  who attended the convention   from  this place with bci;.g paid servants  of   Sloan.    We     notice   that    Air.  Smith was under   the   pilotage   oi  "Hesoluti-jn William." ll-.-w strong  is becoming the fad  among   poli'.i-  Fiighest Honors, World's Fair  Gold'Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid Bakintf Po-wdar : containing  alum. . Tlioy arc Injurious to health  LOCAL I TEWS'.  The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  arc put up by Canadians. No  Chinese labor employed.  "Aw Jock, div ye ken a cuddy?"  '���������Aye do I. . I ken him weel 'by, his  bray, an' I can hear him fine the  noo  5J  cians to pack a hoodoo   around th  no    longer,  and j country with   them!    Wo   are   not  sure, but thought, as a perfectly indifferent and unbiassed ii-.toier, an-  between Aiessrs. Smith and Sloan,  that the air felt a lit tie frosty in the  hall laQt night. It may have bee-,  tho broken ' window, which \v  would advisse brother Bruce   oi ti.e  Cumberland to have fixed up.  _ o   "Shoul lauldiicguaintancel*, forgot  And never brought to mind,  We recollect her father's   boot  And the pain it left behind."  Several of our business men have   <  availed 'themselves  of the  services  of Air. Keen to have   very   artistic  and neatly execu'ed   signs  painted  both on glass fronts and boards.  Airs. R. Vass entertained a few  f. iende at her cosy home Alonday  evening. Dancing and singing was  kept up by the jolly party to a late .  hour and a nice supper' was partaken of with relish by all.  Hunters "-are bringing in deer  fairly often now. H. Rees and  party accounted forthreelast week.  Frank "Paries and C. Ganner, one '  each, arid several' oth- rs were, sue-'-"*  ccssfnl. The bocks are in -superb-  con di: ion. 1  The* Aldermauic board last night  after iheXUouncil meeting went in  a body to   Alayor Bate's  residence  and read ������n address of welcome to  0  him, congratulating him upon his  recent marriage and 17 years in-  cumb'ency of the Arayoralty of Nanaimo."''������������������ They als,-������ presented him  and Airs.. Bate with a beautiful  ���������silver breakfast service. The Alayor  made a suitable reply.���������Free Press.  Ducks are coming in   plentifully  on the Courtenav flats, large   bags  being made by some gunners, R. Coe  ���������being particularly successful.  Speaking of   ducks.    One chum  of ours one day on the flats,  shot a  duck which was   strange   to   him.  Just after, a companion pushed his  head into   his   blind   and   asked,  " tVhat'luck7"    "Oh! only a couple  and one of them is no good.    Guess  its a sawbili,'' pick ng up    the bird  as he t-pjlce.'    "Sa*.\ biil!"echoed the  friend,- "Why    that's'   a   shoveller,  one of. the    best   ducks   that   fly."  First   uuiu<-r   said    nothing     but  thought a whole lot.    IIis real   into'tion had been to throw the boat  cnou'ed thing away before the   rest  saw it for fear tuey would   laugh at  \ j : in.  Pii .. J-Ji-J ALi.  Airs. L. A. '-Iounce left last   week  fo.* a visit to ...a home .in   Kansas.  Air. Walters, who  was   formerly-  associated with Air. F. P&rtridgo ir  thc   groce-y    bu.-in Sh hcie,    is  in  Messrs. Stevenson's store here.  -H  . X  ' III  tl  ���������������������������a  n  ~? isi  P  I  'I  1 A PATCH OF  /\OONLIGHT  A  Soldier  on Picket  Is Frig-lit-  ened to Death.  Now and then you have read of a soldier being drummed out of the army for  cowardice, and you felt nothing but e������n-  tempt for him. It is human nature to  despise a coward. No dog will own a,  master who shows the white feather.  Cowardice in a citizen is bad enough, hut  when displayed by one who is paid, drilled and equipped to fight our battles and  who has been passed upon as a brave  man you can find no excuse for him. You  condemn him offhand and remember only  to avoid him. You go too fast. Soldiers  have been disgraced who would,; have  made proud records if circumstances had  been a little different. For every coward weeded out a thousand have been left  in. the. ranks.  Did- you ever go to war expecting to  be killed? Of course not. There would  be dead and wounded, but you would not  be among them.... No one had cause to  wonder whether you were a brave man or  a coward until your first'battle. Then  there were hubbub and confusiony and if  your nerve gave way you had plenty of  company, and it was not commented on.  You were afraid, mortally afraid. Don't  deny it, for no one but a bluffer will believe you. Shot and shell and bullet and  roar of battle, with men flinging up their  hands and screaming in agony, benumbed  you. It was'������������������ a horrible' nightmare, and  you deserved neither praise nor censure.  You carried yourself better on theseeoud  occasion, but don't say that on the third  you felt no. trepidation. That would be  false and find no believers. How many  - of us took in all the big battles, from Mc-  Clellan's first to Grant's last, and yet did  we sweep forward under Custer at Sailor's creek without fear of death? There  were pale cheeks and chattering teeth  and'choking hearts as we went, and there  was a cause for it.  But if a soldier went through his first  battle with  credit his courage was not  put beyond question.   There was a harder trial in store for him.   It was the picket post at night, with the enemy's posts  only half a mile away, and a day of battle was not to be compared to a turn of  two   hours   In   the  darkness   under   the  trees.   Here is post No. 7 in the far edge  of a piece of forest.   A quarter of a mile  in rear of it is a bivouac of the-reserves.  In front is an old cotton field.    On the  far edge.,of the field is a farmhouse, and  beyond that  the enemy may  be'found.  The view by day is peaceful and pleas-  nnt, and it is hard to imagine that war is  upon the land.   When there is no sharp1  shooting, the day pickets are rather bored.  They   smoke,   cut   their   names   on   the  smooth beeches and write letters to wives  and sweethearts in pencil.    They feel almost as safe as if at home on village  street or farm.    But when night comes  all is changed.    There are bushwhackers  prowling about by night; there are scouts  seeking information; there are spies trying to penetrate the camps.   Under cover  of darkness the enemy may advance in  force to new positions.    Gaunt and savage dogs,  driven  from  home  by  battle,  skulk in the thickets and are desperate  yith hunger, and at the lonely cry of the  midnight owl the buzzards roosting in the  dead   trees   wake   up   and   utter   such  strange  sounds  that  the  picket's  heart  leaps into his threat  There was something like pity In the  corporal's heart as he relieved post No. 7  at 10 o'clock at night and whispered instructions to the smooth faced boy who  was to enter into battle with the night.  A boy he was, and yet he had come out  of his first battle, with a good word from  all and had  stood  fire on the  skirmish  line and with the wagon train.    It was  his first picket post at night in face of  the enemy.    He had given the matter no  thought.    He was cool and collected as  he took the post, and he laughed as the  corporal warned him against getting overexcited and   raising a  false  alarm.     In  three minutes the footsteps of the relief  could no longer be heard, and the picket  eat down -at the foot of his tree to wait  and   watch  and  commune.    vThere  was  home to think of���������father, mother, brother and sisters.    While his thoughts were  busy he could also watch and listen.    It  was not against orders to smoke his pipe.  For   ten   minutes   the   boy's   thoughts  were so pleasant that he almost forgot  where he was.    Then he was suddenly  aroused by a gust of wind which moaned  through   the   branches   above   his   head  and rubbed two limbs together to make  an    uncanny    creaking.      It  was   nothing to alarm, and yet it set his heart to  beating at a furious rate and brought him  to his feet to look about him as if expecting a blow.    Loneliness, darkness, a gust  of wind���������that  was the beginning of  it.  Before 80  minutes had  passed  the  boy  was trembling in every limb.    He knew  he was scared.    He feared for his courage, and yet he could not help  it.    He  sank down and had a fight with himself.  He  argued   that  there  was  no   danger:  that it was only the darkness: that it was  foolish to get rattled over nothing.     He  might have  fought   his fears  back,  but  the night had only begun to toy with him.  Some animal���������dog.  fox or rabbit���������was  moving about in  the forest to his right.  There  was  a  pat,  pat.  pat,  on  the dry  leaves, with now and then the breaking  of a stick.   The boy felt a chill from head  to  heel  as  the   sounds  reached  his  ear.  He magnified  them into the tread of a  man.    His  wide open  eyes transformed  every tree and  busn into the form of a  human  enemy  stealing upon him.    Run  away from the post?    No!    Only, half a  dozen such cases were ever known, and  the men were babbling lunatics or dumb  Idiots when they came back to the reserve. Standing with his back to the  tree, his musket ready and his eyes  searching the darkness, the boy waited.  If the danger would only come! If the  skulking bushwhacker would rise up and  strike at him and break the spell and  give him the smallest show to fight for  his life! But there was darkness, and  the wind moaned like a -wounded man,  and the forest seemed alive with uncan  ny uoises. The boy threw his musket  away from him and sXik. down and wept  like a child; He knew that he,"wept, and  he cursed himself. He realized,that, his..  nerve was gone, and he called himself a  bur and a coward. But he could not  choke back his sobs or bring the strength  back to his limbs! He , fought ��������� God  knows how hard he fought���������but there  came a'new fright over the knowledge  that he could not conquer. When an owl  in a thorn tree down in the field sen*  forth his dismal hoot, the picket groveled  -with his face in the" dead leaves and  prayed God to have mercy on him.  The clouds were racing 'overhead as the  boy sobbed and prayed and cursed.  ,. By  and  by they broke up  to let  the  moon  cast her light at intervals.    From a cluster of bushes on the far side of theold  field a man began creeping and halting.  While  the   moon   was  hidden   he  crept.  When she sent down her light, he crouched and, waited.    In a quarter of an hour  he had crossed the field.    With infinite  precaution he climbed the fence., and he  made no more noise than a field  mouse  as he crept under the trees aiid around  the bushes.    The picket should be hereabout.    To that creeping, skulkinj; man.  whose home had been in the path of war,  there came no,thought of fairness.    War  meant kill.    To kill an enemy in any sort  of   manner   was   not  murder.     He   was  there   to   kill   in  revenge   for  the  home  which was in ashes.    He was crafty and  cunning.    He advanced inch by inch and  took no risks.   Under that, spreading tree  must be the lone  picket,  and  the bushwhacker was finally within ten feet of it.  The moon had long been under a cloud,  but as the man turned a  bush and was  about to rise to his feet to peer about him  the cloud drifted away, and down through  the tree tops, focused on that one spot,  came a burst of moonlight.    The skulker  dared not move.    He cursed and waited  and made, ready to dash forward if challenged.    Thus for .two long minutes, and  ?���������: e? o: ��������� :���������*���������:������������������������'-���������������<������-: o-i������r������i ���������������: ��������� :������������������  ���������=��������� -��������� '"��������� ���������$���������  $  1  1  Hot a Husband  Discovered Her  Worth to His Wife.  I  BY HELEN FOLLETT. 2  When John Trumbull fell in love  with vivacious and sprightly Gertrude  Moore, no one would ever have suspected that he was a scholar, a thinker  and a settled man of 40.    His general  then the, boy, stretcned at full length on  the ground, raised his head. His face was  white and pinched and old. His own  mother would have passed him by as a  stranger. He looked directly out upon  the patch of moonlight, and his eyes  grew large, and a now terror crept into  his soul as he saw his,midnight' visitor,  lie did not call out or spring up to run  away,1 nor did his hands reach out for  the musket among the leaves. For 30  seconds he gazed at the figure in the  moonlight, and thou his head sank down  until his face was buried in the soft,  black soil. A shudder passed over hftn,  and he was still. The bushwhacker crept  forward again suspiciously and ready for  sudden attack, and by and by he made  out the figure on the-ground. Asleep?  No. A picket sometimes stood on his  feet and napped, but never a one stretched himself out on the ground to sleep.  "He couldn't have got a bullet," mused  the bushwhacker, "because there has  been no shooting. He looked me square  in the face, but what is he lying there  for?"  The prowler drew back, fearing a trick..  Presently he reached out for a stick and'  hurled it at the recumbent figure.   There  was no movement.   Then he called out:  "You there���������dc you surrender?"  There  was  no  answer.     The   prowler  called   again   and  again  and  then  crept  forward.    Holding his gun ready, to fire,  he advanced with cautious steps until he  stood over the soldier.    Curiosity had got  the better of his desire to kill.    With the  muzzle of his gun he poked the bluecoat  in the  body to arouse him  if he slept.  There was no movement in reply.    The  man who had come with murder in his  heart knelt over the body and turned it  on its back.   Then he placed his hand on  the  heart  and  found  it stilled   forever.  The body was warm, but it was the body  of a dead man. A sudden chill and a feeling of panic came to the  bushwhacker,  and with a wild look he dashed away in  the direction he had come.  '"Yes,- dead," said the corporal as he  came with the relief again and opened  his lantern that it might shine on the  face of the stiffened picket. ."He hasn't  been shot or stabbed or clubbed. It was  the night horrors which gripped him by  the throat-and choked him to death."���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  TlintWns All.  "I can't imagine why Miss Rockingham treats me so coldly. The other evening when I called she said she had been  eating green onions and hoped I would  excuse her. Since then she has hardly  spoken to me."  "That's curious. What did you say  when she excused herself?"  "Let me see! Why, I merely told,her  not to mind: that it would be an easy  matter for me to keep far enough away  not to be disturbed."  "Oh!"        ;   A HUMAN   LIFE  A ship that throbs along in dire distress  Till lost in oceans of forgetlulness.  A tangle of sweet flowers, whose petals turn  To ash of unfulfillment in an urn.  A wisp of tangled threads, whose parted ends  No deft hand joins, no endless effort mends.  A play whose fickle players merely greet  And go and leave the story incomplete.  A bud that opens brilliant at the dawn,  Flings sweet perfume a moment and is gone.  A breath between a cradle and a bier,  The blending of a smile, a sob, a tear.  A book whose pages turn with each new day  Till time has read the tale and cast away.  A mask worn till a passing play is done  To cloak a wraith and hide a skeleton.  A lie, whose ghostly semblance is concealed  Till in a shroud its untruth lies revealed.  A thing that shapes -the sod for a brief day  And dies and leaves its faithful slave mere clay.  A story that is told ere 'tis begun,  A song that only whispers and is done.  A thing that chains the lightnings and that stirs  The deep, the elements its messengers.  Lord of the sea and sky, a ruler proud  That quakes at storms and trembles at a cloud.  That comes and goes on wings unseen, a germ  That grows to fill a grave and feed a worm.  ���������James Foley, Jr., in Bismarck Tribune.  action's were those of a youth of 18 un-  dergqirig his first ease of love.    The  upshot ot;it was that when these two  became   engaged   Miss   Moore   pulled  Mr.   Trumbull   around   by-his   philosophical nose and made him dahce to  her  fiddling as  suited   her capricious  and changing moods.  Matrimony found  the same condition of affairs.    Every  domestic questidn was decided by Mrs.  Trumbull,  no matter whether  it was  the choice of an apartment or the selection of a hew coffee grinder.    Mr.  Trumbull,   being   still   in   a   state   of  blinding .affection and admiration  for  ' the little girl of 20 whom he had wooed  and -won, let her have her way, with  the result that he was being henpecked  <-o the.queen's taste.  But'as the years went by, as the  years have a way of doing, Mr. Trumbull gradually n wakened to the one  sided state of affAirs. " Irs. Trumbull,  being selfish and possessing a thistledown intellect, fancied that it would  no* do to let Mr. rjfc*umbull know that  she was at all fond of him. Some old  lady had told her once that when a  man knows a woman loves him his affection becomes chilled like whipped  cream in an ice chest. So she stpek up  her nose���������it stuck up of its own accord,  by the way���������and went her usual pace  of bullyragging and wonting him. She  would do this, she would do that���������  what John thought didn't matter.  But, as said before, a change finally  came over John's heart. He still considered that dainty wife of his quite  the smartest, cleverest woman iii the  world; but, strange to say, he was becoming aware of her peculiar powers  of dictating and laying down the law.  John was quiet and inoffensive and  just the kind of a man that offers  splendid opportunities for the woman  with a will of her own. For a long  time Mrs. John did not observe that  her husband's substantial admiration  was growing thin almost to a shadow.  But when she did realize it the blow  was something fearful.- It had been  her opinion that even though she were  to sell his best clothes to the rag man  or burn the house up or turn his hair  white with her everlasting crit>cisms  John would ever- remain the.saine���������  faithful, adoring, enduring.  One morning John didn't. kiss his  wife when he went down town to business. She moped and wept and scolded  the baby and the kitchen maid and  then decided she didn't care. From  that time on things went from bad to  worse and from worse to even worse  than that. Once in a great while when  John's old vision of love for his wife  came up he would take her In.his arms  and tell her that she was the prettiest  thing in the world. Following her old  time tactics, Mrs. John would in return  comment on his bad choice of a necktie  or let loose the pleasant information  that his collar was soiled on the edge.  John's heart would .sink, and he'd  tramp off to work feeling like an orphan asylum in a derby hat and creased trousers. .  As it was not John's nature to war  against any one he simply kept himself  out of Mrs. John's way. Sunday afternoons he went over to the North Side  to see an old college chum of his. These  trips were his only dissipations.  One Sunday afternoon when he and  his old friend were discussing some  particularly exciting college scrimmage  that had taken place 15 years back the  telephone bell rang. a������ad a woman's  voice begged to speak to Mr. Trumbull.  He went to the 'phone.  "Is that you, Gertrude?"  "Yes, John. And won't you come  home, please? I let Sadie take baby  over to your mother's, and everybody  in the building is out, and I'm having  the fidgets. I don't know what I'm  scared about, but I'm just nervous."  "All right, dear," said John, and  home he went, not stopping long  enough to finish up tbe recollections of  the college fight.  At home he found his wife sitting  curled up on a little settee looking  very much as she had looked when  five years before he had begged and entreated and kissed her into saying  "Yes." She was twisting her handkerchief Into little wads and ropes,  and he knew by that that she was distracted about something.  "I know you think I'm a silly to feel  this way when it's not even twilight  yet. But I know positively that somebody tried the kitchen windows while I  was lying down, and I just couldn't  get over it. I always was afraid of  burglars and ghosts." And then she  had a nervous chill.  John said nothing. He took out a  copy of Spencer and lighted a cigar.  After a time the baby was brought  home and put to bed. Mrs. Trumbull  had recovered from her nervousness  and was peeking out from behind a  window shade listening to a conversation that was going on in the court.  The servant employed by the family  In the apartment just below the Trum-  bulls' abode was in the flat opposite  telling the occupants of that place that  she was unable to get into the house.  "I can't turn the key, and if you  don't mind, ma'm, I'll go through your  window."  The people didn't mind at all. They  even held the girl's parasol and pocket-  book while she clambered from one  window sill to the' other.  Then came a crash. It was a terrific  crash. Had the girl fallen into the  court? No. _ The sounds that came  from the door below were unlike those  heard when Hendrik Hudson played  ninepins in the Adirondacks. At that  point came a shriek, such as the stage  heroine gives vent to when the villain  gets after her with a butcher knife.  It was sickening. Mrs. Trumbull waited half a second, then stuck her head  out of the window and with the help  of half a dozen other feminine voices  called: "Mary! Mary! What's the matter?" .  The reply was a volley of sobs and  squeals winding up with, "The flat's  been robbed!"  Mr. Trumbull was surprised to see  bis wife with hair streaming down her  back, ancl bands clutching the folds of  a bath robe go scooting through the  library out iuto the hall and down the  stairs.  In ten minutes she returned. Her  eyes were big and black and scared.  Her teeth were, chattering, and her  hands were busy with each other. She  curled up on the divan and looked.at  her husband:  '   "John;   what   do   you   think?.    The  Smiths'   flat    has   been   robbed,    and  there's hardly a scrap of anything left.  They  came through the kitchen  window.     They  even   took  some  Persian  rugs and Mrs. Smith's sealskin.    And  the silver's all gone, and the house���������  oh. you just should  see it!    It's knee  deep with the things that they've polled out of the dressers and wardrobes."  John continued to read his Spencer.  . "That's too bad,'.' he said.  "Silence of five minutes.  "John," she spoke very softly.. '  "Yes?" he asked, not looking up from  Spencer.  "John,   do   you   know   I'd   just   be  scared stiff if you weren't here?"  John smiled sadly.  "You won't go off on that hunting  trip, will you?"  "Well-11-11," he drawled uncertainly.  "I just won't let you, now. They  might come in and take my old candlestick or the baby or my grandmother's  set of china. And���������I'm not a bit afraid  when you're here���������honest. I'm not:" -  ' John's chest swelled up. This was  something new. He threw Spencer on  the floor and went and looked at his  revolver. Then he tried the dining  room windows. After that he threw  his arms out and doubled them up to  see if his muscle swelled up as it did  when he was a lad at school.  He -walked back and forth through  their bit of a flat and held his head  up high. Then he sat down beside that  little tyrant of a wife and looked her  in the eyes. r  She giggled hysterically and ran her  fingers across his mustache, just as she  used to do when poor John was so crazy with love for her that she could,  have pulled out every hair of his head  and he'd never have known it.  "Dear," John said softly, "I never  knew before that there was any place  for me in this house, that I. filled any  want here. But now I find that I am  useful, that I am a burglar scarer.  God bless the man, that stole those  things down stairs. It'll be hard on  the Smiths, but it's a mighty fine thing  forme." ���������       '       y  And they lived happy ever after or  had for a week,, as the burglary only  took   place   that   far   back.  MfgvUty Bad LncIc  The colored gentleman who, collects  paper scraps has a disabled "right."  Only the thumb is of much service.  Asked how it happened he looked sad  and replied, "Dat ar wuz a piece of  bad luck, boss; yes, sah, mighty bad  luck."  . "How was that?"   ���������  "Ah doan' like tub tell, but 'twuz  mighty bad luck."  Finally he'consented to explain:  "Two felluhs insulted me in a place  across the street heah, an Ah stahited  in' tub frazzle dem out. De second  felluh Ah tackled wuz stan'in ftweeu  me an an iron pilluh dat suppohted de  roof. Jus' as Ah wuz erbout tub hand  him a smash on de nose dat niggah  stepped one side an mah hand'struck  de pilluh instead. Hit done broke ebry  one of mah finguhs, ��������� an dey've been  stiff eber since. Yes, sah, dat wuz suh-  tinly bad luck."  "But what about tbe first fellow  you went up against? You didn't say  what became of him."  "Oh, dat felluh? Yah, yah! Boss,  Ah kin show you dat niggah any time.  'E work, jus' a block from heah. 'E  ain't got no nose an only lilly piece one  ear"��������� >  "How'd he lose 'em?"  "How'd 'e lose 'em? Boss, 'e didn't  lose 'em. Dey wuz took from Mm, an  Ah's de man what done hit. Ah done  bit 'eni bofe off. Yes, sah, Ah bit 'em  off while we'se rollin round on de flo' "  A Football Incident In New York.  Mr. Frank W. Graves during his  newspaper career witnessed many singular scenes, but the oddest one happened, according to Mr. Graves, in the  old days when the big college football  teams played their star games on the ,  New York polo grounds on Thanksgiving 'clay.  On the occasion mentioned Yale and  Princeton had played and Yale had  won.  Going up Broadway there walked a'  dapper young Princeton', man and a  girl. Going down" Broadway at the  same moment were eight victorious-  young Yale men. They were happy,  but silent, and they came straight  down the street until they spied the  Princeton pair.  Then still in silence, moved by a single purpose,  the  Yale  men  formed  a  circle,   and   as  the  other  pedestrians'  made \yay for them they went around  and around the Princeton pair.  At first'  tlie young man was surprised, then angered, and at last he raised his, cone  and made a dash for liberty, whereup-'  on the Yale men stopped and, without -  a word,  fell upon him  as they do in  .football,,quietly, heavily and quickly.   .  Then,- straightening themselves again ''  Into a line, the eight Yalesians stopped  a moment and in concert raised their  hats to the thoroughly frightened girl  j-nd silently resumed their march down  the street. .  A Business Woman.  "Isshe interested in any business?"  "Oh,   yes;   everybody's."���������Philadelphia  Bulletin.  "Stnpid"   British  Officers.  The Duke of Wellington once declared that there was nothing so stupid as  a gallant officer, and a correspondent  of the London Times complains that  while the British officers are as brave  as brave can be they are mostly "stupid." This charge is not brought  against the British navy. In explanation of it Navy and Army Illustrated  says: "When an army officer is careless  or stupid in handling bis men, he rarely kills anybody. It is otherwise with  a naval officer. If he is careless or stupid, he will in all probability not only-  come to dismal grief himself, but will  bring it on others. Therefore there is  a perpetual stimulus to efficiency in the  case of a nayal officer, and his superiors have a powerful motive to be sharp  with him. An easy going colonel or  general may tolerate shams in field  days and maneuvers, but the admiral  or captain who wants to sleep with  some confidence that he will not be  waked by a'r collision or a stranding  cannot make light of neglect on the  part of the officer of the watch.���������Army  and Navy Journal.  TSot Too Dead.  "I am not prepared to state that the  dead can come to life." said a Pennsylvania man, "but the experience of a  friend of mine in a Pennsylvania German town would seem to incline one  that way.  "In the town where he was visiting  he became acquainted with the local  undertaker and in that way was enabled to be present at the funeral of a  young woman who had expired from  shock at seeing her husband fall from  a load of hay. He was not hurt at all,  but she was, to all intents and purposes, as dead as the. proverbial door  nail. The body was laid'out in the parlor, and all; the relatives and friends  had assembled to pay their last respects to the dead. y V  "As is customary in that locality, a.  big funeral dinner was served. In the  midst of the meal the parlorydoor opened and in walked the corpse. It didn't  take a minute to' clear the room, leaving the intruder from the spirit world  in sole possession. The undertaker  finally plucked up courage to return to  the dining room and found his subject  enjoying a hearty meal a.ner her enforced fast. ' "  - "Her first question was, 'Was Jake  hurt much?'  Attendant  Anxieties.  "What a harassed look Mrs. Waddle-  ton, always wears when she gets up a  picnic!"  "Yes; she's either afraid of snakes  or afraid the lemonade won't go  around."���������Chicago Record.  Why His Coat Was Buttoned.  "Sure, Pat, and why are ye wearin yer  coat buttoned up loike that ou a warm  day loike this?"  "Faith, yer riverenco, to hoide the shirt  Oi haven't got on."���������Punch.  ..Premature.  "Did  you  ever  try  mud  baths  for  your rheumatism?"  "No.   I once ran for a political office,  but that was before rheumatism had  asserted   itself."  aid.  to  to  to  to  to  i  to  to  to  to  %  to  to  to  BANKERS AND |  BROKERS. . . . I  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG    j������  Stocks and bonds bought, sold and   ^  carried   on margin.    Listed ^  mining stocks carried <ft  ���������������',  l\  ,.L,'i  m  -\:  ��������� ������������������''/.}.  '���������>��������� '!'!  '���������\v  M  'ti .���������VI,���������   *JTI������i���������*.i*flirfw..  ���������>*na*un~*ijJ-w  /  sH  ri  TEE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  NATURAL CURIOSITIES.  THE   DRE^o  MODEL.  The most fashionable lace insertions  and embroidered bands-are those with  undulated edges.'  L'Aiglon. is the name of the last new  Paris picture hat. The original model  was designed for lime. Bernhardt.  A simple and effective decoration for  waists of silk, net figured batiste veiling,  etc., is a very narrow band of black velvet ribbon with an equallj* narrow edge  of Valenciennes set. upon each side of  the ribbon.  Bengaline and faille silks in white and  delicate colors are much used in combination Avith cloth for plaited skirts  where fan insertions are introduced to  produce an extra Hare from the knees  down and for the tailor finish of strappings, vests, ,etc, on' the bodice.  A pretty, graceful and comfortable  modification of, the mutton leg sleeve rivals the long directoire and the" Marie  Antoinette styles with puffed or gathered  undersleeves. On autumn' gowns for  general Avear this sleeve will take precedence of the other models just mentioned.  f-'A popular morning costume worn at  .the various summer resorts consists of a  , tailor made skirt of the best quality ot  white pique, a pink linen shirt waist,  with Avhite' stitching, a Ladysmith, hat  of stitched white pique trimmed with a  soft silk scarf, white shoes and gloves,  of Avhite wash kid or suede finished lisle.  The thinnest of line Avhite bishop's  laAvn waists are to be very "fashionable  this summer. They may be made in surplice 'form Avith hemstitched, scarf ends  that tie at one side of the belt, may follow the conventional lines of the silk or  linen shirt waist or be shaped in some  simple, pretty I'susbion of the wearer's  own designing.  The erosion of rock caused by the Niagara river is said to be from one to five  feet a year.  Niagara falls was at one time situated at Queenstown, several miles from  its present, location.  In the Drakenberg mountains, in Natal, is a natural formation known as Napoleon's kop. It gives an excellent bust  representation of the Little Corporal.  Table mountain, at Cape Town, South  Africa, is a magnificent natural curiosity. It is nearly 4.000 feet in height and  has a level top about three square miles  in area.  Why We WInlc.  Scientists ,are so tiresomely practical.  They entirely lack breadth of comprehension. Here is The Popular Science  Monthly with an article ou "Winking,"  in which it says that "no satisfactory  determination has been made of the reason we wink."      r  Doesn't that tire you?  But, of course, it is quite probable that  no' friendly looking, pretty girl ever Avan-  dcrs by a "popular scientist."���������Cleveland  Plain Dealer.  State of Ohio, City of Toledo, ' ..  L.ucas County, )  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is the  .senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney SB  Co., doing business in the CItv of ��������� Toledo,  County and State aforesaid, and that said firm  will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, lor each and every case of catarrh that  cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh  Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before me and subscribed in in  presence, this 6th day of December, A. D., If  l  -. A. W. GLEASON,  | seal | ' Notary ���������Public   .  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and  ���������cts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces  ���������f the system.   Send .or testimonials, free.  ,  F. J CHENEY & CO., Toledo; O.  Sold by Druggists 7fc. '  Ball's Family Pills are the best.  . c    GLEANINGS.  Ancient  History.  Ida���������Some one has discovered that the  Smith family existed 2.000 years ago.,  May���������I. wouldn't be the least surprised  if Adam's last name was Smith.���������Chicago News.  0. O. RICHARDS & GO.  Dear Sirs,���������For some years I have  had only partial use of my arm, caused  by a sudden strain. I have nsed every  remedy without effect, until I got a  sample bottle of MINARD'S LINI  MENT. The benefit i received from it  caused me to continue its use, and now  I am happy to say my arm is completely restored.  Glamis, Ont.      R. W. HARRISON.  There never was, and never will be, a universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������the very nature of many  curatives being such that were the gerniB of  other and differently seated diseases rooted  in the system of the patient���������what would  relieve one ill in turn would aggravate the  other., We have, however, in Quinine Wine,  when obtainable in a sound, unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grievous ilia.  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems are led into convalescence and  - strength by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives'. It relieves  the drooping spirits of those with whom a  chronic state of morbid despondency' and  lack of interest in life is a disease, and, by  tranquilizing.- the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor 'to the  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout, the veins, strengthening  the healthy animal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life to  the digestive organs, which naturally demand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite. Northrop & Lyman, of Toronto,  have.given to the public their superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and, gauged by  the opinion of scientists, this wine approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists seli it.  Sri^tiZdy Jk' 4ns ������&e<nL -fCc-rnj^ 4m������*���������t  The restoration of the bloody tower in  the ToAver of London is now completed.  There are 500 hotels and camp!- in the  Adirondacks receiving guests. They have  a combined capacity of 02,000.  Glycerin is a byproduct of soap and  candle factories, and something like 40,-  000 tons of this commodity are made  yearly.  Philadelphia policemen carry canes  with curved handles. They are sometimes useful in . reaching for escaping  lawbreakers.  Recent floods in upper, central and  southern Italy, which threatened the  lines of raihvay. have brought to the attention of the government the necessity  of replanting forests on the hillsides.  Recent explorations show that Brazilian resources, if pressed, could furnish  50 per cent more raw rubber than at  present. Investigations in Africa have  disclosed a supply which is practically  limitless.  ��������� The Basutos are a tribe of Bechuanas.  and thoy number about 250,000. They are  a race of recent origin, being really an  agglomeration of peoples who had been  scattered during the Zulu conquests at  the beginning of tho present century.  IF YOU WANT TO BE LOVED���������  Don't find fault.  Don't over or under dress.   -  Don't belieA*e all the evil you hear.  Don't jeer af e\*erybody's religious belief. '    0 :  Don't be rude to your inferiors in social position.  Don't repeat gossip, even if it does interest a croAA'd.  Don't underrate anything because you  don't possess it.  Don't go untidy on the plea that everybody knows you.  Don't .contradict   people,   even   if  you  are sure you are right.  ���������   Don't   Believe   that   everybody   in   the  world is happier than you.  Don't conclude that you have never  had any opportunity in life.   .  Don't be inquisitive about the affairs  of even your most .intimate friends.  Don't get in the habit of vulgarizing  life by making light of the sentiment of  it.  Don't express a positive opinion unless  you perfectly understand whs**- you are  talking about.  Hnnl  on   tlie  Profession.  "John, ' our doctor is recommending  Welsh rabbit as a breakfast dish."  "Well, you see through that, don't  you? lie's getting so lazy that he doesn't  want to be called out at night."���������Indianapolis Journal. ,    ,  Pop's Definition.  ��������� Tommy���������Pop,   what's   a "fair  weather  friend ?  Tommy's Pop���������A fair weather friend,  my son, is one who has sense enough not  to lend you his umbrella.���������Philadelphia  Record!           A WOMMS FACE.  ��������� MINARD'S ��������� LINIMENT Relieves Neuralgia.  A Hypnotic Failure.  Smythe���������It won't Avork.  Brown���������What won't Avork?      -'  Smythe���������Hypnotism.    Tried it on the  ��������� butcher.    Looked at him fixedly until I  had his undivided attention, then  I said  very sloAvly and Avith emphasis, "That���������  bill���������is���������paid."  Brown���������And what did the butcher do?  Smythe  PLAINLY INDICATES THE CONDITION OF HER HEALTH.  The great lung healer is found in that excellent medicine sold as Bickles' Anti-Consumptive Syrup. It poothes and diminishes  the sensibility of the membrane of the  throat and air passages, and is a sovereign  remedy for all coughs, colds, hoarseness,  pain or soreness in the chest, bronchitis, etc.  It has cured many when supposed to be far  advanced in consumption.  DO NOT DELAY.���������When, through debilitated digestive, organs, poison finds its way  into the blood the prime consideration is to  get the poison out as rapidly and as thoroughly as possible. Delay may mean disaster. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will be  found a. most valuable and effective medicine to assail the intruder with. They never  fail. They go at once to the seat of the  trouble and work a nermaneut cure.  Tlie  GenesiN of u I'atx-'io't.  One night in 1770 the Duke cf  nioucester, the royal brother of Geor-g-!  Ill, thou hiding from bis kindly brother's wrath in Paris, was reg-aling a table party of'aristocrats at the expense  of the lcing'of England with a trenchant account of tbe ���������'Boston tea party."  His cynical symp:*hy was expressed  for the American rebels, and he dwelt  upon their need for recruits to fight  against his brother. The table laughed at'the tale,'which ��������� was-the first the  most of them had heard directly on the  preposterous ambitious for freedom of  tho ueAv AA-orld colonists. Among the  eosnvany AA*as a silent, solemn young  soldier who had listened intently to  the recluse until the dinner was finished. Then be strode across the room to  the duke.  "I will join tbe Americans! I will  help them fight for freedom! Tell me  how to set about it!" he cried, his sallow, listless face now aglow with a fire  none of his idle comrades bad ever  Been there before.  It was Lafayette, the 19-year-old  marquis, who was the despair of his  family because be seemed always in a  droAvse. Coming from one of the noblest houses of tbe empire, he was married to a lady of high degree and was  already a father. His wife had been  liis love, but now freedom became tbe  stronger passion, and for more than 60  years he was to follow its cause. This  was the genesis of Lafayette.���������Edward  Page Gaston in Woman's Home Companion.  A Smart Boy.  "Now, Willie, dear." asked his mother, "why did you not come when I called  you the first time?"  "Because I did not hear you till you  called the third time," said  little Willie.  The heart ,of the mother was pained  at this evidence of depravity. For how,  she reasoned, could he have distinguished  tho third call Avithout hearing the second ?  "I know it was the third time, mamma," little Willie hastened to explain.  " 'cause you sounded so mad."  She clasped him to her bosom. A boy  who could bolster up a poor story with a  better one was not doomed to remain in  obscurity.   THE COUGHING and wheeling of per-  fOLS troubled w.th bronchitis or the ���������i.-thma  is excessively harassing to themselves and  annoying to other.--. Dr. Thomas' Eclectric  Oil obviate* all this entirely, safely and  speedily, and is a b-nign remedy for lameness, horei, injuries, piles, kidney and spinal  trouble--.  Cnhnpcnclinlile   Evidence.  The Goat���������I warn you, about 10 tonight the maid is going to elope with the  milkman. . ,  The Watchdog���������Indeed! How do you  know all this?  The Goat���������I haA*e inside information.  I swalloAved his note.���������Collier's Weekly.  VALOR  OF  CANADIANS.  Artist Hlder Reproduces in Colors a  Spirited Incident in the South African War.  We are in receipt of the Free Press  premium picture "The Capture of  Commandant Botha by the Canadian  Mounted Rifles." The Winnipeg Free  Press has made a great hit with this  fine plate. Representing a spirited  scene in the South African war, it  has caught the public taste and the  demand for it is enormous. Although  the picture is copyrighted and the  Free Press control the exclusive right  to its sale, it is. offered at a price  which places it within the reach of  everybody. The Free Press advertise  that for 3oc they will send the Weekly Free Press to end of 1900 and a;  copy of this- beautiful picture. Any  one wanting a really handsome picture, one that is well worth framing,  should avail themselves of this offer  at once.  Beauty Disappears When the Eyes  are Dull, the Skin Sallow, and  Wrinkles Eegin to Appear���������How-  One Woman Regained Health and  Comliness.  Almost every woman at the head of  a home meets daily with innumerable little Avorries in her household  affairs. They may be too small to  notice an hour afterwards, but it- is  nevertheless these constant little  worries that make so many women  look prematurely old. Their effect  may be noticed in sick or nervous  headaches, fickle appetite, a feeling of  constant Aveai-iness, pains in the back-  and loins, or in a sallow complexion,  and the. coming of wrinkles, which  eA'ery woman who desires comeliness  dreads. To those thus afflicted Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills offer a speedy  and certain , cure.; a restoration of  color to the cheeks,' brightness to the  eye, ��������� a . healthy appetite, and a sense  of freedom from weariness.  Among the thousands    of    Canadian  women    Avho  have  found  new health  and neAv  strength through the use  of  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills is. Mrs. Francis   Poirier,   of  Valleyfield,   Que.    Mrs.  Poirier was a' sufferer for upAvards of  se\ren years ; she bad taken treatment  from several doctors,  and had used a  number of advertised    medicines,    but  Avith  no  good    results.      Mrs.   Poirier  says :���������"Only women  AA'ho  suffer as I  did  can  understand   the  misery  I  endured for years.      As  time    went    on  and  the  doctors  I  consulted,   and  the  medicines  I' used  did   not  help  me,   I  despaired    of   ever    regaining    health.  There AArere very few  days  that I  did  not suffer from violent headaches, and  the   least   exertion     Avould   make     my  heart   palpitate   violently.     My   stomach   seemed  disordered,   and  I  almost  loathed   the  food  I  forced  -myself   to  eat,   I  was  very  pale,   and  frequently  my  limbs     Avould swell  so much  that  I   feared   that ��������� my     trouble   Avas   developing    into    dropsy.    IL had almost  constant -pains  in the back and loins.  It  was  while  I  Avas  in   this  sad  condition    that    I read    in  La Presse  of  the  cure  of  a  woman    whose    symptoms   Avere    much   like   mine   through  the   use   of  Dr.   Williams'   Pmk  Pills.  I  told my husband  and he  urged  me  to     try     them,   and   at   once   got   me  three boxes.    Before I had used them  all   I   felt   better,   and   I   got   another  supply of the pills.      At the    end    of  the  month  I  Avas    strong    enough   to  do   my   household   work,    and   before  another month  had  passed  I  had  entirely    recovered   my   health.       I    am  sorry that I did not learn of Dr. Williams'   Pink  Pills, sooner,   for  I  know-  that  they  Avould  have  saA^ed  me  several     years    of   sickness   and   misery,  and I feel  that I cannot  too strongly  urge  other sick Avome-n  to  use  them."  The     condition   indicated     in     Mrs.  Poirier's   case   shoAvs   that   the   blood  and  nei*A*es  needed  attention,   and  for  this  purpose Dr. .Williams'  Pink Pills  and  woman's  best  friend.      They  are  particularly  adapted   to   cure the  ailments  from  which    so    many  women  suffer in  silence.    Through the use of  these  pills  the  blood   in   enriched,  the  nerves    made   strong,   and    the    rich  gloAv  of  health, brought back  to  pale  and   sallow   cheeks.     There   Avould   be  less   suffering   if   women   Avould   give  these  pills   a  fair   trial.      Sold  by  all  dealers  or  sent  post paid  at 50  cents  a  box,   or  six  boxes  for  $2.50  by  addressing  the Dr.    Williams*    Medicine  Co., Brockville,  Ont.  His  Niitnre.  "You never can believe what the india  rubber man says,'' confided the Circassian princess to the Avild man from Borneo.  "Why?" asked the latter.  "Oh. he is always stretching things,"  giggled the 'adv with the upright hair.  THE NATIONAL LIFE  ASSURANCE CO. OF CANADA  ' ,    Issues an Ideal   Policy.  Write to NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK  Mgrs. Manitoba and N. XV. T.,  Winnipeg, Man.  Or to ROUT. DICKSON, General Agent,  Winnipeg, Man.  MINABD'S LINIMENT for Sale Ererywliere.  To persevere hi one's duty and be silent  is the best answer to calumny.���������������������������George  Washington.  It is estimated that the people of England spend ������230.000 a dav in furniture  moving.        X_ ,  MINARD'S LINIMENT Cures DaMM  LAUNDRY LINES.  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine cataloju*  B0j illustrations mailed free. Write us for any  thing- in Music or Musical Instruments.  Toronto,'Ont., and  Winnipeg, Man.  Whaley Boyce & Co.,  Make your iron holders square, then  double them and sew up the ends. They  Avill not drop off when the iron is put  down.  If short of room for hanging clothes,  put your, lines parallel with each othei  and about two feet apart; then ."bang from  one line to the other. This is worth remembering if you dry your clothes in a  piazza or unused room in winter."  It is a mistake to iron flannels. If  pulled out evenly while on the line, so  they dry in-good shape, and if, when.dry.  they are folded and put in the bottom of  the clothesbasket and the other' clothes  piled on them, they will be smooth enough  to suit anybody but a crank. Hoi irons  take the life out of flannel.  Manufactured by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg,  "Western Canada  Business  College  The Forum,  Winnipeg, Man.  Best Systems.    Capable Staff.  Individual Instruction.  Evening classes now organized. A course In  our college will cost you lrom >������ to % the time  and money you will nave to spend in other business colleges for the same degree of efficiency  86 per cent of our graduates are holding good  positions.   Write for,catalogue.  W. A. SIPPRELL, B. A., Principal.  Catholic Prayer JSS&SrtS?  ulars, Religious Pictures, Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, .Educational Works. Mail orders receive prompt attention. D, & j. sadlierfc Co���������Iontieal  Minarfl's Liniment Cures Bra, Etc.  The ports of New South Wales are  the freest on the globe, and in none of  the Australian colonies are there any  discriminating or differential duties.  The man who tells you all he knoAvs  Isn't half so bad as the man who tries  to tell you all he thinks he knows.���������  Sotnerville Journal.  U������Tf4<jrAMA  "  RELIANCE  CIGAR  .    iUiUAnA,      FACTORY, Montreal  Comins-I  Coming!  Oh, the conci times air comin,  Likp a regiment a-drummin���������  The Rood times air comin over' day;  A rose fer ever' thistle.  While we whistle, whistle, whistle,  To tho good times a-comin 'long tlie way!  Oh, the good times air comin!  Don't you hear 'em hummin, hummin?  The storm has still a star with steady ray!  An trouble will not bind us.  An sorrow'll never find us  When the good times air comin 'long the way!  ���������Atlanta. Constitution.  HOTEL BALM0RAL,Montreal- *������������������������- Am-  teO  YOU   USE  SHOE  DRESSING!  rr you want/t  ORE-SSING  THAT WILL  KEEP THE LEATHER"  jg SOFT AND PLIABLE       ,^  ONE TRIAL WILL CONVINCE YOU  OPIT5 SUPERIOR MERITS  ill'tDiP'A C KA R n< 'K CO i: MOM Rr AI  1     EVERYTHING ...      .    j "  f  P. $l.50 up.    E. P.$1.00 ea.  maanaasEEEZ^Bx  i  T arsuat Stn-uii-r r.<-ius; Bnllt.  The North German Lloyd Company  has just entered into a contract Avith  i.he Vulcan shipbuildeing yard, at  Stettin, for the construction of a  steamer which Avill surpass all the  others in size and speed. The length  of the vessel will be 706 feet, and she  will have engines of 44,000 horse-  poAver, giving a spoed of 24 knots,  and she is to be delivered finished in  1902.   PREVENT DISORDER.��������� At the first  symptoms of internal disorder Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills should be resorted to immediately. Two or three of these salutary pellets, taken before going to bed, followed by  doses of one or two pills for two or three  nights in succession, Avill serve as a preventative of attacks of dyspepsia and all the discomforts which follow in the train of that  fell disorder. The means are simple when  the way is known.  HE  RAN   A   MILE  and so would many a young  lady, rather than take a bath  without the "Albert"  BABY'S OWN SOAP  It leaves the skin Avonclerfully soft  and fre.-h, and its laint fragrance is extremely pleasing.  Ueware of Imitations.  ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO., Mfrs.  MONTREAL.  w  V  <J>  Did you ever use Acetylene Gas ?  THE  ONTARIO  ACETYLENE GAS GENERATOR  Is the best, the only reliable, and the most  durable generator in Canada. Works automatically; requires no attention while working.  Tie l?ortli-Fest Acetylene Gas Company,  312 Princess St., Winni::eg,Man  Agents Wanted  -FOR THE PRINTER |  If  We keep a large Stock always on  hand of  TYPE  PRINTERS'  MATERIAL  AND  MACHINERY.  *  We can fit out Daily or Weekly  Papers or Job Outfits on a  few hours notice.  We also supply READY-PRINTS,  STEREO-PLATES and .  PAPER  AND  CARD STOCK  TORONTO TYPE  FOUNDRY CO.,  LIMITED  i  "������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'  W. N..-U. 287.  viz  175 Of Elf ST., WINNIPEG.   $  v-.j-  '!  ;"?i'  >Aii  .. -:n  .������; s.  . I  -n  I  ; :?r  ..."     1.1'P.'Vii' "-*."*' -* *��������� ������������������'-"-?���������  THE   CUMBEB.LAMD   HEW 3  Issued Every   Wednesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,   .,  Th������ columns of Th? News are open to all  who wjsh to express therein views ou matt-  erjjof public  interest.  While we do not hold ourselves responsible for the utterances of correspondents, we  rfeaerve the r.ght of declining to insert  oommunications unnecessarily personally.  EDITOR  " ti  ' !i  Wholesale    Wine    and    Liquor    "Merchants.  NANAIMO, B  C,  WEDNESDAY,   OCT, 24th, 1900.  ���������iB  I  irect Import  SH*  S AMI DEER SHIRIS  -TO-  William Sloan.  of Whyte and McK.iv, Glasgow Special Scotch Whisky,  Jas. Watson & Co., Dundee, GlenVet.  R. McNish & Co., Glasgow, Dr. Special.'     '  Al. Demerara and Jamaica Rum,  Guiness' Stout and Bass' Ale.  French Cogn-ics in the very best qtialitie-v  Port, Sherry, Clarets, Etc., Etc.  ALWAYS ON HAND���������A Carload .of   Hiram    Walkers    &    Son's    Rye    Whiskies.  CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. ���������?��������� O. BOX 14  eHILLA-N FOR & WOOL. CO.  EXPORTERS AN13 IMPORTERS.  20*3-212 First Ave. Noam, Minneapolis, Minn.  SSTWr-Ke for Our GSrcular- arcs! See the Priceo We Pay.-^  J:,  a  "i  '.'���������'-������  rewery  To William Sloan, Esq.  Sib���������Wp the undersigned Elector* of  Vancouver Electoral District, feelu.g that  -the interests of British Columbia have been  mbordiuateu to the espedu-mnesof the lMst  -and having confidence ci.ac us our J^e  .-ntative you would ever keep the demands  of our Province to tbe front aud be able to  ensure-ad-quate attention beitfg paid to the  more special needs of our District, do hereby  respectfully request that you" allow your  name to be placed in nomination as o. candidate to contest this constituency at the  forthcoming Dominion Factions; and -wo.  hereby pledge you our hearty support, and  promise to u.,e all fair and honorable  methods to securejyoar election, should you  see fit to accept thia requisition.  Signed.  Charles Allen, Charles Santy. John Par-  kin, William Edmonds, * John A. Johnjon,,  John White, Thomas Jfukins, William  Neuve, James Hodgkinaon, Benjamin  Noots, O. .0 Hansen, Anthony Anderson,  Jotau-RiU-y, William . HouLt, Ei.������������>-on.  Peter   Woodbum,    Wm.  -.Smith, and, 3So  others.  TO TUB SlGKKIW OV THE ABOVE REQUISITION:  1     GESTLEai^s;���������  I response to your generous request  T beg to announce myself a. candidate for  thi* District iu the approaching Dominion  Election.  In doing so I wish to express my deep appreciation of your conlideuce and to  reooid  It once my   complete   qoncurreuce   in  the  publiolviews expressed  in  the   requisition.  I am convinced that the just demands of the  West can only be secured by its representa-  Uvea sinking   partisan   considerations and  taking a firm united stand   for  our nghts.  Both parties when in power  have failed to  recognize or have deliberately   ignored   the  importance ot our local  interests.    Accord-  ingly While I am a liberal',.I prefer, nevertheless to be loyal rather to  this Province  than tc. party, and will therefore press   for  the exclusion of Asiatics,   larger   represen-  tation, an equitable return of the  enormous  ' revenue contributed to the   Federal Exche..  q oer by this province,  and a fair  consideration of the pressing needs of our   develop-  iug conditions   irrespective   of   party ex-  ijiencies.  If elected I will heartily co-operate with  my fellow members in any effort Pto secure  these objects.  I intend to take an early   opportunity   of  explaining to the Electors my views   on the  general  issues   of   the   campaign.    In the  . meantime I may say in a word that I am in  favor of Government Ownership of Railways  and Telegraphs, reduction   ot   Royalty on  Yukon Mines, Revision of Yukon Administration, Direct   LogMation,    application ot  eight hour law to all Dominion work*, compulsory   Arbitration   in   disputes  between  Capital and Tjabor, Reduction   of   Tariff on  all imports ������*n*.n.. g into the--development of  our nature sources, all    measures   calcu  lated to ceu.eut the Empire, and every well  advisidstep,  Ending  to   the  advancement  and   general   prosperity   of   our   District,  Province and Dominion.  Yours faithfully,  WILLIAM SLOAN.  Jfanaimo, Sept. 10, 19CD.  WANTED,  A   NUMBER    OF  PIGEONS  to  purchase.  Charles  Scott,  Quartern ay House,  st!2c Nanaimo, B.C.  LADYSMITH  (Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE,  Apply to,  m-5m8  L. W. NUNNS,  Fresh Lager beer !N the province  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information   leading  to  conviction   o*  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs belonging  to  this company  HENRY REIFELj   Manager'.  kt  uriWiM  o  GUT OVR PJKICES- AND   "TERMS ON  Piano's and  Organs  BEFORE ORDERING EL9EWHE11E.'  M. W  Waitt & Co.  Victoria, B.' C.  The oldest aud uioaU ��������� triable house in tho  Province.  Chas. Segra've, ~ Local Agent,  Cumberland, B. C.    "  Dominion Steam Laundry,  Vancouver.  Basket sent ev^r}T week. Goods le-  turm-d following week. No cliargo  for txiiies'sage. Prices prnne ns  in Vancouver.  ������. BARRETT, Ast.  ���������1  Ispmait-��������� & Nanaimo. Ry.  . <?.  U  VICTORIA COMOX   ROUTE.  ������  li  fit  AT  Taking-   Effect  Tuesday,   Oct.   16th,  1900.  5  S. "City of Nanaimo.'  Sails from   Vi toria Tuesday.  7     J  m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails  from   Nanaimo,    Wednes  Miy   7 a.m.,   for   Union  Wharf,    >|  .    ���������'������������������;��������� -��������� ���������.    ..:.-'" ���������    :..    X.  Oomox and Way ports,   y      ::' /':. :X  Sails from   Gomox    and   Union,  Wharf, Thursday 8 a. m.   for   Na- ; H]  naimo and Way ports.   l J  ."���������������������������'������������������������������������ :'!jL  Sails from   Nanaimo, Friday ,4../$  a.m. for Comox and Union   Wharf    *'���������'  direct.  Sails from   Oomox  and    Union   M  ..''I  Wharf,Friday 6 p. m. 'for. Nanaimo m  direct.  Sails from   Nanaimo,   Saturday ,-y\  '"'ill  7 a.m. for Victoria and Way ports. :v]  FOR Freight  tickets   and State*  roira Apply on board, \i  GEO. L. COURTNEY, !\  Traffics Manager,   i 1  ���������Under    auspices    of...  ASTRAY ON 3������Y PREMI ES ������  ONE RED STEER, branded X.  Owner may recover same by  ���������proving property and paying  costs and charges of advertising  and damage.  U. GIBSON,  e������.t������ Sandwiek.  Black Diamond lurseryi  QUARTER WAY,Wellington RoaaV^  HUTCHDESOS  ft' PERRY. 1;  20, OOO Fruit Trees ta   choose   from/|,  Ijarge Assortment of Ornamental?!  Trees,   Shrubs and  Everg-aeens. n  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.'.;  Orders   by   mail   promptly   at-;'.]  tended to.  S12tc .P. Ot BOX,  190,'  eetleoian an  FINE  i  -   DONE AT���������  ThB'BewB Office. LENGTH OF MILES.  ;i)lgl-knce MU-asuromeiit* in Use in DlfTef ant  Cour.ti-ieii at th������ Present Time.  It is no wonder that there is some un-  jjcertsihity about the length of a mile.  "r English, speaking countries have four  ^different, miles���������tho ordinary mile of  ���������5,280 feet, and the geographical or nautical mile of 6.085, making a difference of  ; about one-seventh between the two;  |then  there is the scotch mile of 5,9?8  I'^eet, and the Irish mile of 6,720 feet;  '/four' various miles, every one of whicb  ^ls still in ase.    Then almost every country has its own standard mile.    The Romans had their   millia  passum.   1,000  prices, which must have been about 3,������  pOoO feet in length, unless we ascribe ta  \ iJajsar's "legionaries great stepping capa  ���������/city.    The German mile of today is 24,- ���������  '��������� 818 feet in length, more than four and a  half times as long as our. mile.   The  Dutch, tlie Danes and the Prussians 9n-  i-joy a mile that is 18,440 fcefc long, three  and a half times the length ol ov.r-s: end  the Swiss get more exercise iu walkin.ii ���������  one of their miles than we get in walking five miles,, for their mile is. 9,15:?  yards long,    while ours is only .1,761'  yards.   The Italian mile is only a few  feet longer than ours,  the Roman milt  ���������  Is'shorter,   while the Tuscan and the-  Turkish miles are 150 yards longer.  The Swedish mile is" 7.341 yards long,  1) and the Vienna post mile is 8,296 yards  It/ In length.    So here is a list of twelve  diiierent miles; and besides this there  are other 'measures   of  distance,   not  counting the French ' kilometer, which  j is rather less than two-thirds of a mile.  The Brazilians have a millia that is one  And one-fourth times as long as  our  mile; the Neapolitan miglio is about the  tame length; the Japanese ri, or mile, is  two and one-half times ours: the Ratssian  ' rerst is five-eighths' as long as our mile  while the Persian standard is a f ersakh,  rtour and a half miles long/which is said  to be equal to the parasang, so familiar  to the readers of Xenophon's Anabasis.  ' The league that is familiar to readers of  French and Spanish books varies just ai  does the mile?   In Brazil it is three and  four-fifths miles long, in France it was  three miles, in Spain it was two and two  < bird miles, and once on a time in Eng  land it was two'and one-half miles long  The only measure that is about the same  in every country is the meter, and even  that varies slightly, for in France it is  89,370,432 inches in .length, while in thii  country it is '39,37079 inches��������� a difference to be mentioned, but not to be con  eideredcin practice.- St.  Loui������ Glob*1  l>������mo(*r-������t        '    ���������  ."tie MoIIioy' .*til<������iji������:<; tor I'...:   l*Mi:*U..<.;{   h.ik.  , li.iiltlil.ilX   uf Hie vyiIc  Another half . million of gold wem  .bro-id yeste���������.(.'.a.y on ~Ln Normauilio, *j."  he French line, boundfoi-jj.avro, Kuho.  lioeb & Co. being tlie shippers. ., It' was  claimed that this gold was on ap '.������ld or  ler, but at the Sub-Treasury the olliciaiu  <aid that nothing was known abcnt its  oeing wanted until Friday, when it wui  bought.,  So much has been written of late about  i?old exports-that the method of ehip-  ping the coin may interest those who  read about,ihe numerous purchases of'  gold for Europe. The gold coin is kept  In stout canvas bags in the vaults of the  rfub-TrfcAsury,' each, bag containing  $5,000. The denominations are kept separate. When a broker receives an order  from Europe for a certain amount, of  <old coin, he buys it at the Sub-Treasury, paying for it in treasury notes, gold  ���������ertifieates or greenbacks.   Silver cer-  at the Treasury  ificates are not taken  in exchange for gold.  All the carting of specie or bullion in  this city is done by one express firm���������  r.   C.   Barkley  &.   Son. ��������� Pwkley   is  mown  to   every  banker  and  broker  in  Wall  street,   and  it  is  his proud  boast that   he  never    lost  a    dollar  intrusted to his care.   While he  has  drivers and helpers on his wagons to  handle the bullion, be or his son is always present to superintend the loading.  Then,they walk beside the wagon to its  destination and see that the load is safely delivered.   While the gold is being  loaded on the truck several men may always be seen standing close by, apparently watching the men at work.   They  are really watching, and watching sharply, too, to see that no attempt at robbery  is made.    Tlv������y are in Berkley'* employ  and are all heavily armed.  At the broker's office the cola, ���������till in  the canvas bags, ,is placed in kegs resembling those in which white lead is packed.,  They are made of stout oak staves  and are heavily hooped with,iron..  A  'keg will hold $50,000 m gold, or 5,000  silver dollars.    A $50,000 keg of goM  weighs about 197 pounds,  and, if filled  with silver dollars,  315  pounds.    The  kegs are "then loaded on tlie truck and  taken to tho steamship douit,  generally  just a short tinie before the hour set for  the vessel to sail.    It is taken on  board  and placed iu the "specie room;" a small  fte������l-wulled corapartment, well down in  '���������-ho hold.    There it remains until unload-  ���������d on the other side of the ocean.    One*  -.he coin is placed in the specie room on  she ship Barkley'b respcnMibility cwaae*  --New York WnrM  GUARANTEED  HOME CROWN  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees, Roses,  Shrubs^ Vines,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  PbrPall Plaqbing-  80,000 to Choose From  NO AGENTS nor commission to pay.  Orders dug in one day; you get it the  next. No fumigating nor inspection charge..  Greenhouse plants, , Beeds, agricultural  implements, etc. Largest and most complete atock in the province. Send for catalogue or oall and make your Belectious before placing your orders.    Address  M. J. HENRY,  VANCOUVER, B. O.  WHITE LABOR ONLY.   Sportsmen!  BEFORE BUYING  A Gun,  Rifle,  Ammunition*,  Or anything in the     '  Sporting Line  CALL AND SEE      , "''  OH. FEOHNER,  Of Cumberland.  NOTICE  ' TO MY old friends and patrons in  Cumberland and Union:  On June 1st next, I shall be prepared to supply milk and cream,  f.esh and sweet, butter eggs, &c.,  and solicit a resumption of the patronage so liberatly accorded me  in the past.-,  A. SEATEK.  Courtney, B.C., May 22, 1900.  Espimalt & Nanaimo Ry.  TIME TABLE , EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  J AS. A. CARTHEW'S *  Liverv   Stabe  Teamster   and Draymen  Single and  Double rigg  for Hire.     All Orders'  Promptly   Attended   to  R.SHAW, Manager.  Third St., Cumberland, B.C.  "^^Jf^^/^^/^^^^js^^^^^r^.^-' Sfifsz/  VIOTOBIA TO WELLINGTON.  ���������.,   ,,     ���������,��������� No. i Saturday*  No. 2 Daily. "u" x   P M.  ne  q.qo Victoria... Do. \-&  ������������������* 9-28       .........Goldrtn-nni  ,   4*3  -   IM     ...... ...--Koenig's ,     5.31  ������������������ 10;������8...1 Duncans b-10  p.m. PM*      .  At. 12:35 Wellington Ar. 7-*������o  Cumberland  Hotel  WELLINGTON  No. l'Daily.  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Jane Steer, whose mission in  life seemed to be that of the consoler,  ���������had not carried on her kindly ministering in the sick-room without., as the  .patient grew belter, experiencing the  ii'fiuence   of   Cyril's   noble   nature.  Indeed, in time he so won upon- her,  that she -would sit for hours at her  needlework, talking by his bedside; and  vhen Mrs- Steer talked, one subject,  Jike the head of Charles the First, in  Mr. Dick' s famors memorial, was  pretty sure, to glii. ��������� in; and that one  subject  was  her  young  mistress.  If Jane was never tired of speaking  about Maud, Cyril was never tired of  ilistoijiing; and as he grow better, his  rapt attention and eager delight, whenever her name was mentioned, would  have opened the eyes of a far less acute  person  than  the housekeeper.  She knew tint her darling was be-  'Joved by Cyril Ormsby, and the discovery was one of pleasure rather than  p.-in.  ��������� With Jane, the - conviction of her  former mistress' innocence of all .wrong  v.*as not Jess firm'thaii her belief in the  falsity of .-the charges*-which'had bean  brought ���������aguinst''Oyl41's;.jfivt'heT,  At whose door',V:,';t:ne'^'.did-;tixe .heinous  ���������crime" of bloodslieddhig lie?���������and . by  v.'hat means could th'6-"'',:dark' stain-be  .-eradicated w.ilQi-.^w.hich, tlie.-.. breath, of  ���������slander ^Kl.;-su!lie;d-!..the.! whiteness of  Lady; WiUonghby's fame?  For   n'fteeno_xeai:sfc...Iong,   weary,-   an-  -Xious   ye.vrs,   had  this   faithful   woman  wasted ofhm.answer.^o th9.se questions  But Time.ft.Ko'.-'.ifte.stftryer-is also Tim<E  and .Tjane,.. Steer had  cor-ducted a dialogue through a wall,  so did our two modern ones talk  snatches of talk through the panels of  a door.  "Gould Miss Willoughby lend Mr.  Ormsby   some  books?"  Ibis was the request brought by the  servant who, in Jane Steer's absence,  had   charge of  the   sick-room.  Surely! Why not? The contents of  Miss Maud's small library were entire-  iy at Mr. Ormsby's service. True,  there were very many hundreds of  volumes -in the Oakwoods library���������a  gii.omy -room filled with dusty books and  scowling portraits���������but who was to  enter tint dreary place and make a  selection?  Mr. Orinsby would naturally prefer  to avail himself of 'the good taste which  had governed Miss AArilloughby in the  selection  of her own  little library.  So each day brought a fresh supply  of vo'lumes, which, when duly read or  glanced at, were as regularly returned,  lied together with the same narrow  ribbon which had encircled them when  sent.  Had Miss Maud w.-itten to Cyril?  Kot once.  ,   Had Cyi.il .written to her- before tihi������  one letter?  Many  times-  A   few  words  only  A   few   phrases of  asking   for   no   reply,  love   which  would not  be  a   stranger's   eye   by   the  It was Maud who  She   clung to   her  h mds,  as one tired  the" waves clings to  The same lo^ng hand was la/id  the  young head  as  it    drooped  was weeping now.  aunt with both  with battling vwirh  a rock of safety.  upon  upon  Aunt Cordy's shoulder, and the same  gentle voice, which had not one touch  of anger in it, spoke in her ear, "Sit  down, darling, here on this stoop by  my feet, for my old limbs soon get tired  of standing; and then, when we are  quite comfortable, if you consent, we  will   read   this   letter  together."  fTO BE CONTINXTED.]  1  . ti  each  time.  pleasant  greeting,  but   breathing   a  expressed   to  mere   words-  the   present   one  even more brief  the AVengsr:  me  lived  on, hoping /falmost - against hope, that  some ��������� means -would arise by. which the  ���������veil oT the mystery wbu'lc} '/be rent, and  the  truth -discovered."  That   such'  discovery   would      utterly  clear the memory of. Lady. Willoughby,  ai.d   exculpate   Pereivn]   Orinsby   fu-om  any slia.ro in. Sir  Hugh's    murder'-she  jaeter. oiice doubted."  ���������To-.clear   his   father'.?   name   was   to  ~clear his own,* and if other motive were  wanting,   his   love    .for     Maud   would  make  the fair fame  of  her  mother  al-  -inost  as   priceless   a   treasure     as   her  "land.  So the housekeeper sat b.v  -side,- ;md  talked  of  her  tho hour.  Maud   had' -explained   to ' her  aunt   it  v. fs on one of hor sketching expeditions  ���������she had mot Mr. Ormsby.  So, you  s,co,  Aunt  Cordy.  felt hors "If  not a  little  to- blame  for  Maud's indiscretion   in   being   seen   about-  so   muj-h.  -alone,  and,, consequently,   being., expo-sod  ���������to  such   an   encounter "as  the   one   she,  Mass Fancourt.-now so deeply lamented.  Sho' had   therefore   discovered  that if  ���������Maud had been indiscreet, sho had bo-'n  'neglectful���������both faults of a nature to be  enow rectified.  C.vr Ts bed-  yuu:ig lady  by  discovery  -But   a   far   more   alarming  was in store for ������her.  A month had ch.psod since Cyril's  entrance beneath the roof of O-iI-wr-ods,  and   he   was   -t,r)l])Ij   s0  y^pyj-y   beblo,.j  that Doctor Cameron had informed  Miss Fancourt, to her inexpressible joy,  that in a fi'\v days he should consent  to his removal  to Ormsby  Towers.  A joy that was by no means shared  by Maud, nor-by the sick man himself.  A day that had been unusually sult.*y,  ���������even for August, was fading into evening, when Maud Willoughby, who had  ���������heard of her lover's proposed departure,  returned from a long and solitary ride,  and, without speaking to any one,  sought her -own room.  When there sho closed the door, went  Ir.i rriodly to tho table and, undoing tihe  ribbon which waj������ fastened round a  small packet of books, opened oa.ge**ly  each volume, till from one she dr<nv  out a letter which had boon carefully  pinned  to  one   of  the  loaves.  After  a   moment's  hesitation,   with   a  brightened   color   and   a   beating   hourt,  she  moved  towards   the half-open   wrin-  ~dow and,  breaking tlie seal, commenced  ���������to read.  The  letter   was   from   Cyril   Ormsby.  It had been written in the housekeeper's absence that morning and, in  the fashion described, had reached its  ���������destination.  AVe will here mention that though  Maud could not by any possibility pay  a visit to the invalid���������that is to say,  enter the sick room, yet rigid propriety did not interdict, as he grew  better, an Inquiry, accompanied often  by a gift of fresh ilowers, as to her  patient's progress, of Mrs. Steer, ��������� as  Maud passed, which sho was continually  doing,   the   chamber   door.  To these inquiries Cyril himself, at  last, made answer. And as the two  classic   lovers,     Pyramus     and   Thisbe,  The evening before  the note received was  usual.  "Doctor Cameron promises' to tell  me to-morrow, when I shall be able to  emit Oakwoods. It will be in a few  days- I implore you read what I next  send."  Tho servant who brought back the  books returned them in the early evening,, when, the housekeeper's dunks  over," she was relieved of her charge of  the sick-room.- ���������  , Knowing this and with that wish to  be alone which lovers seem always to  have had from time immemorial���������"their  own sweet thoughts being dish sufficient  for their delicate appetites"���������Maud had  ridden out on the heath and in th������  woods, to return weary of body and  more weary of mind, a prey to all so.-ts  of vague fears and gloomy fancies.  Yes! here was the letter she was implored, to road. The broken envelop*  was lying at her feet, 'tlie open letter  in her hand and her eyes had already  s-cj-lined tii>i first Jinos when a tall figure,  'sT.'eppcd silently out from that part of  the room where the evening shadow*  wore deepest, "laid a hand sof.tly,J very  softly;  on   Maud's  shoulder-  "Maud!" ,   ���������.ju*../.:  "Aunt,  you .here?"    w ' '   ' ' '   -\  Vis it possible that I am a.n tin.-'  welcome intruder in my niece's room?"  asked the old lady sadly, -but without  a  tinffe of anger in her voice.  "Unwelcome! oh, how could you be  an unwelcome visitor to me?"  'I trust that I am not-" She had  moved round so as to face her nie-ce  and, still without anjr show of anger,  pointed to the open letter in the hitter's  hand.      "Who   is   that   letter   from?"  Maud raised her eyes at once to heir  aunt's  face,  and though her face flushed  from brow to chin,  replied  o,t onco.  "From   Cyril   Ormsby."  "May   I   read  it?". .    '  There   was  a  moment's hesitation on  the part of Maud, but it lasted no longer  than  a  moment-   -  "Yes."  "Stay!" and Miss Fancourt put back  the letter extended towards hor with a  touch of hor hand. "Before I do so, it  is. necessary that you should know why  ���������I am here���������why I have boon hero for  ' the last two hours sitting in the darkness  and  waiting your  return."  The fading light of the dying day  was now shining on her aunt's face and  Maud saw that sho had boon weeping.  "Oh! aunt���������dear,  dear,  aunt "  But   the   same  gesture,   so   full   of  a  quiet  dig-nity,  yet  so.-utterly   free  from  angor.    checked,     her,    and    Miss   Fan-  court   continued   without   otherwise   no-  'tic-ins- the  interruption.  "My explanation is' simple enough*  The Scrattons. as you know, in spite of  all the snubs they have received i'r*>m  mo, have announced their intention to  pay us a state visit to-morrow, accompanied by that underbred creature, their  cub of a soil' I should have been as  usual, 'absent,' but that in the man's  letter he speaks of some business of importance concerning you, which, to  quote the vulgarian's own words, 'is far  1113' private ear.' Such people as tho  Scrattons, you will say, are despicable.  They are so; but they are also dangerous. So I shall receive this man with  tho other members of his menagerie;  but shall receive them in my own little private parlor without any of that  ceremony which they, the creature*,  cling to as an outward evidence of their  own importance. For that reason I  directed my playthings���������I mean my  noodles and worsteds���������to be cleared  out of the way, and, while the servants were chattering  hero to chat with you.  broks upon the table,  turned them over and  on  the backs. One was  Her Electric.Spark. ���������  "Millie!"  The young lineman .twirled bis' bat In  his hands iri- an agitated manner and  spoke in.a voice that seemed to have a  tendency to get away from him. ���������  "Millie, the fact is I���������I���������there's something I've been wanting to tell you a  long time, but 1 can't seem to fetch It.  When you look at me like that, you  know, it breaks me all up. I've been  coming here so long that I oughtn't to  be afraid, I reckon, but���������but you know  bow it is���������or maybe you don't either. I  thought I could say-it all right when 1  came in. but you're a little the livest  wire I ever���������I didn't think It would be  bo bard when I"���������  Here be came to a. dead stop.  '���������Millie," he exclaimed In despera7  tion. "I'm short circuited! I've burued  on*- a fuse!"  "Jerry, are you trying to ask me to  marry you?"  "Y-yes!"  "Why, of course I will,' you foolish  boy!"  And love's current flowed unobstruct-  edly again, lighting up with its pure  radiance the rose embowered pathway  that, etc.  A BENTON  PARK BURGOO.  The Disputed  Name of the War.  The Confederate Veterans, in- their  annual convention in Louisville, decided that the war of 18G1-5 should be  known as the "war between the  states.*' This'is the name that Alexanr  der ll. Stephens favored, and it is the  one generally used by tbe people of .the  south in speaking of that war, the  northern people calling it the-rebellion.'  Strange it is that neither name'is''a'c6Y--  rect definition of .the. event.1 .-All"-'k'nbw.  that there was no rebellion.-. States that  had sovereignty could not be guilty, of  rebellion. Neither \was' ' it a war be:  tween the states, b:ut' actually a war  between two gbveinbents' made upr6f  'states. Some writers call it a civil war,  yet it was not a war'between citizens  in their civil capacity, but, as before  said, a war' between regularly organized governments. There,Is,- in fact,-no  concise way of naming tbe conflict;  hence these misnomers. Fossibly the  best title, .would be-the'simple one of  calling it by the years of its beginning  and close���������namely, the war of 1S01-5.  The Waves Kicked.  In the old theatrical-days, before the  introduction of "mechanical waves." it  was tbe custom, when a sea- scone was  wanted, for men to "make" the waves  by kicking about "under .a-green cloth  tacked across the,front of the stage,  the men being blindfolded to keep the  dus.t out of their eyes.  One nigbt a "new,hand" was asked  to tack tbe cloth down across the  stage, but instead of doing this he tacked it across the curtain. The wind  whistled, the thunder rolled, and���������the  curtain went up;- revealing a body of:  ..men .lying on their backs, kicking for  their lives, instead of the sad sea waves.  The roars of laughter from the audi  ence may  scribed.  bo better imagined -tlrau de-  Ilills and  Voices.  The low lying level of Lincolnshire,  England, is accountable for a curious  difficulty at Sleaford���������namely, the absence of boys with choir voices. The  influence of a hilly environment in developing singing talent has long been  well known, and oven iu the middle  ages it was not uncommon for boys to  bo sent fronrthe highlands, of Scotland  to supply the treble and alto in continental cathedrals.���������Loudon Standard.  Tbe Concoction of This Gastronomic  Dream a Work of Art.  The "burgoo" has "played an important part in the politics of Missouri,  *md Colonel John ,T. Crisp, now a shade  in the nether world of. politics, was a  past master in the art of concocting  me delectable dish. This is a campaign year, and' "burgoo" time is at  nand, so the following extract from tbe  New York Herald may not come amiss:  "Not fa" from Kansas City, where  the Democratic national convention  will be held, is a park, nominally the  property of Colonel John T. Crisp, one  of the picturesque, old time politicians  of Missouri and for many years fish  commissioner of the state. This park  is named after tbe late Senator Tom  Benton, the pride of 'Mizzourah.'  "Benton park is a great place for politics. Many meetings of the state  Democrats have been held there, and  many a scheme has been cooked up  while Colonel,Crisp and his men were  concocting the famous Benton park  'burgoo,' which was indispensable to  every meeting of, the kind. The concoction of a 'Benton park burgoo' is a  work of art both in the selection of the  ingredients and' the timing of their introduction into the caldrons in which  they are cooked. It is also an expensive operation.  "For a 'burgoo' of GO gallons the fires  are started at 3 o'clock in the morning,  and at half past 1 o'clock in tbe afternoon the 'burgoo'ris ready to serve to  the hungry Democrats. Here is a list  of the ingredients of a 'burgoo:'  "Twenty-five pounds of .beef bones  sawed short for the extraction of the  marrow, 40 to 50 fat half grown chickens chopped in small pieces, 75 half  grown squirrels, especially the saddles,  with the heads, which are full of  brains; 50 squabs, a large gulf of Mexico turtle chopped into small pieces, 25  pounds of fresh pork. 12 pounds of Jersey butter browrrVd and drawn. 15  pounds of old ham chopped fine, a  bushel of Irish potatoes sliced, 10 bushels of scarlet tomatoes, 4 bushels of  onions, 3 bushels of carrots, the milk of  100 sweet roasting ears of corn, 5  pounds of macaroni, all the vegetables  in season in proportion, 200 to 300 pods  'of cayenne pepper chopped fine.  "When the 'burgoo' is done, it is the  .color of, rich old burgundy, and the  6dor.of.it can be smelled all over the  park, drawing the Democrats aboutMt  like flies around a honey jar. Bread ���������  lias been fried and cut into dice. Every  man has a gallon cup and a big  spoon. The cup is three-quarters filled  .With 'burgoo'- and the bread dice  thrown in- ��������� Old. Democratic lovers of  'burgoo' have been known to swallow  four gallons, of it in four hours and for  a year thereafter look upon other foods  with contempt as only capable of sustaining life^   He lias New Moon  Spells.  The investigation made by Humane  Inspector Wilson in the case of Edward Kennedy, a colored man found  bound hand and foot to a stake in the  roar of his father's home, 1515 Asbury  street, has brought to light a strange  condition.  Edward Kennedy was born an idiot.  He is harmless until a new moon appears' in~ the sky. . Thou his quiet nature-becomes demoniacal, and he can  only be controlled by being tightly  bound. His "new moon spoils," as his  father calls them, have increased in  violence and duration during the last  few years, and his father, a North Carolina negro, feared he would kill-the  family by the sudden change in demeanor. It was for this reason that  Edward was placed in bondage.���������Indianapolis Press.  Tennessee tells what he has done to entitle him to a re-election. During the  last ' three congresses he has put  through 833 war claims amounting to  over $1,200,000 and Go special pension  bills, had 41 men commissioned as army officers, by the president, had 74  new postoffiees established, had 29 men  appointed as postmasters, made about  12,000 calls on the pension bureau, sent  out 29,000 packages of vegetable seeds,  distributed G7.000 pamphlets and books,  mailed 167.000 copies of'his speeches  and wrote 47,000 letters to his constituents.  . Most Expensive City.  The annual expenses of the city of  New York are larger than, those of any  other municipality in tbe world, and  the financial transactions of a year represent the receipt and expenditure of  more than $200,000,000, counting. temporary loans, sinking funds and bond,  issues. The gross budget of the city  for 1S99 was $20,000,000 greater than  the expenses of the city of London,  $18,000,000 in excess of the budget of  Paris and only $1,000,000 less than the  combined expenditures of Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.���������Popular Science Monthly.  False Pretenses.  . An Iowa young man not long ago proposed marriage to a young woman and  was accepted.. But hearing that her  hair was false he declined to fulfill his  engagement. She brought suit against,  him for breach of' promise and, being  put on the stand, admitted that she  wore a wig, whereupon she was nonsuited on the ground that she had won  the young man's affections under false  pretenses.  Turks In German Army.  It Is the custom for parties of, Turkish officers to take temporary service  in the German army for the purpose of  learning the methods of modern warfare. They are drafted Into different  corps as lieutenants, but receive no  pay. The term of service is generally  three years, during which they are  subjected to the same discipline as German soldiers.  After tbe Convention.  I ain't the man who led the way  A-ridin proud an stately;  I walked fur miles in the display;  . The same fatigued me greatly.  I wasn't of the chosen few.  Silk hatted an high collared;  I did jes' what they told me to;  I am the man who hollered.  They told me I was needed there;  Sech doin's always lias 'em���������  The folks who forward the affair  With meir enthusiasm.  I never tried to make a speech,  Not bein any scholard.  I merelj' j'ined the general screech;  I am the man who hollered.  I've had to meet with some expense;  That couldn't be neglected.  My achin'head, it feels immense;  I'm weary an dejected.  Not one of 'em could tell my name���������  Those leaders whom 1 follered.  A patriot all unknown to fame,  I am the man who liollerp^  One  Congressman's   Work.  In a printed appeal to  his constituents Congressman Henry R. Gibson of-  Pink Pearls.  One of .the most important industries  of the Bahama islands is the gathering  of pink pearls. It is the only place in  the world where these pearls are found.  They are not taken from the oyster shell,  but from a shell resembling a large snail  shell, called a "conch." These pearls,  when perfect, bring very high prices, it  is said, ranging from $50 to $5,000.  A  Feminine  Dnttex*.  "And now, children," said the teacher,  who had been talking about military fortifications, "can any of you tell me what  is a buttress?"  "Please, ma'am," cried little Willie,  snapping his fingers, "it's a nannygoat!"  ������������������'Philadelphia Press.  Not Right Up to Date.  "Do,you know that Chicago lady's last  name?"  "No, but I know her next to the last  one."���������Philadelphia Bulletin.  about,   I   ca.*ne  I found  those  Mechanically, I  read   the   titles  the new poem,  Tennyson's;   I   untied  the   ribbon."  "Aunt���������dear aunt!"  "Hush, darling; I'm not angry. We  cannot placo old heads on young shoulders- Charity forbids we should try to  do so. They grow gray fast enough  as it is. But when I saw the letter. I  own I cried a little, but that's .air over  now- I waited for you, dear, to tell me  all about it. I am a very old. woman  now and have outlived much; but till  these dim eyes are closed forever I cannot outlive my Jove for you, even if  then." .  A   Clipper.  "Has bo got a yacht?"  "No. but ho has a revenue cutter  that's a regular clipper."  "You don't say!"  "Yes. The scissors be cuts his coupons with "���������Philadelphia   T ''  Pretty Bad.  "What did her father say when you  asked him for his daughter?"  "Cau't do it, my boy. What he said  would have shockod a sailor's parrot!"  Her Damaged Horn.  "Well, well," remarked the maiden  all forlorn to the cow with the crumpled horn, "you remind me of a bicycle  that has been in collision with something."  Tbe cow ceased ruminating long  enough to inquire. "Why?"  "I observe,", said she, "that one of  your handle bars is twisted."���������Philadelphia Press.   :  Tri  E1  F  Over the Most Obstinate Diseases That Torture  Human Kind���������Remedies That Bring Health and  Happiness to Canadian Homes.  The marvellous successes of Dr.  Chape's great family remedies prove to  all the world that no disease is too  severe or of too long standing to yield  to these great prescriptions. Their  worth to the sick and suffering can  never be estimated.  PILES FOR 23 YEARS.  W.   T.   Wigle,   "Uncle Mike,"  A good book and a good woman are  excellent things for a man who can  appreciate their value, but too many  men judge both from tbe beauty of  their covering.  Where  the  sun   does  not  enter  doctor must go.���������Italian Proverb.  tbe  Mr.  Kingsville, Ont  23  years  I was  which   at  times  tense distress  by  states:���������"For about  troubled with piles,  would cause most in-  itching,    and   would  ulcerate and bleed. I was treated by  several physicians, and tried every  remedy I could hear of, but could get  no more than slight temporary relief.  A traveller, Mr. Golding of Toronto,  recommended Dr. Chase's Oiutmeut,  which I at once purchased from our  dealer and obtained relief after the  third application. Dr. Chase's Ointment completely cured me. That was  two years ago, and I have never since  had a touch of piles. Ic has since cured many to whom I have reoommendel  it, and I am anxious to have every  sufferer know of its value.''  PALE AND WEAK.  Mrs Stephen Dempsey, Albury.P.E.  County, Out.,writes:���������-My little granddaughter, nine years old. was very  p.ile and weak, and had no appetite.  She bad a tired, wornout appearance,  and was delicate and sickly. I got  some of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food for  her, and it has helped her very much.  She is gaining considerably in weight  and looks real healthy. "  CHRONIC  CONSTIPATION.  Mr. Geo. Benner, Wiarton, Ont.,  writer:���������"'I don't like tp^have my  name put in public print, but I feel it  a duty to my fellow men to reoommend  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills. For  about four years I was troubled with  chronic constipation and weakness of  the kidneys. My condition was serious  when I began to use Dr. Chasa's Kidney-Liver Pitls, and I verily believe  that they have saved my life. I am  now well and feel like a new man."  Dr. Chase's portrait and signature is  on every box of the genuine remedies.  Imitators dare not reproduce them. All  dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co ,  Toronto.  &\  *<1  m  n  ' ei  m  I  I  1  ii  it  i  q  ft  '.if  i\  #  in rf  r>  ������  COUNTRY AND TOWN.  God made the country and man made the town.  What wonder, then, that health and virtue, gifts  That can alone make sweet and bitter draft  That life holds out to all, should most abound  And least be threatened in the fields and groves?  Possess ye, therefore, ye who, borne about  Iu chariots and sedans, know no fatigue  But that of idleness and taste no scenes  But such as art contrives, possess ye still  Your element: there only can ye shine,  There only, minds like j-ours can do no harm.  Our groves were planted to console at noon  The pensive wanderer in their shades.    At eve  The moonbeam, sliding softly in between  The sleeping leaves, is all the light they wish,  Birds warbling all the music.    We can spare  The splendor of your lamps; they but eclipse  Our softer satellite.    Your songs confound  Our harmonious notes.   The thrush [departs,  Scared, and the offended nightingale is mute.  There is a public mischief in j'our mirth;  It plagues your country.    Folly such as yours,  Graced with a sword and worthier of a fan,  Has made, which enemies could ne'er have done.  Our arch'of empire, steadfast but for you,  A mutilated structure ,soon to fall.  ���������William Cowper in '���������The Task."  ���������<5>*^'*$>*<3>**S>-**^-*<S*<j^^  The Yeffow'Tomatoes t  And' How They Gave Shape to an    ���������  /   . Enuafcment Ring:.  ������>  \When Dominions Van Brunt first  , went to the public school in bis adopted country, be had the felicity of sit-  , ting opposite a little girl'with freckles  and blue ,eyes. Hor name was Bertha  Manderson,'.which was a difficult name  for Dominicus to remember. But it  was not at all hard for him to remember the dear little girl with freckles.  She wore tiny black tassels at the top  of her shoes and white aprons, ruffled  and tied upon the shoulders with large,  airy looking bows, and* the ends of her  ' smooth braids were tied with ribbons  now the color of the violet and now the  color of the rose.  Dominicus said to himself that In  Amsterdam he had never known any  little girl so freckled and so dear.  "I   wish   she' would   look   at   me,"  thought'' little   Dominicus  Van   Brunt.  But he thought it in Dutch, although  when he spoke aloud  he managed  to  make  himself  understood  iri  English.  It must be confessed that little American children are too egotistical to be  polite.    Thinking as they-do that they  are molded on the,right pattern, they  are inclined to regard all children differing from them as curiosities.    They  considered the round faced Dutch boy,  - with   his   shy   ways   and   deferential  manner to .the teacher, a strange little  fish   indeed.     And  no  one  in  all   the  school was more amused than the dainty Bertha, who looked at him covertly  out of her gray blue eyes.1   However,  she did not laugh at him.    So -.Dominicus, who did not know that she was  amused arid who perceived only her aspect  of  gravity,   thought  her   kinder  than the'rest and was grateful.  If only  she would have spoken to him or looked at him as if she were his friend, he  would have had nothing more to ask.  He could even have been patient with  that terrible  English  language which  every one around him was jabbering.  He determined, to do  something to  call ..the attention of his freckled heart's  own to himself, and one day he hurried  into  the schoolroom  the  first  minute  the doors were opened and laid three  pear shaped   yellow  tomatoes  on   her  desk.     The   scholars   came,   saw   the  pretty vegetables, and had little trouble in deciding from what source the  tribute came.    For who else in a fash-  . ionable suburb would have yellow tomatoes, except the son of the Dutch  gardener? ~ The school indulged in unrestrained   giggling,   but   Bertha,   instead   of   participating,   shot   defiance  from her gray blue eyes, and. turning  with an adorable smile toward Dominicus, carefully fitted one of the yellow  tomatoes into her red mouth  and devoured it in the same spirit in which  a loyal subject drinks to bis king.    It  was evident that Dominicus had been  right.    Bertha was different from tbe  others. His happiness stained tho boy's  amiable face scarlet, and while the other boys jeered  at   him.  a  number of  them felt a, distinct pang of jealousy.  They were quite alive to the extraordinary  favor which   had  been  shown  him.  From that day on Bertha, the daughter of a prosperous lawyer and a little  maid distinctly conscious of her social  opportunities, and  Dominicus. the son  of the man who raised garden truck,  were friends.   There came a day when  Bertha, having reached the proud age  of 10, gave a  birthday  party  on  her  father's lawn, and  insisted on  having  Dominicus   among   her   guests���������a   famous day for Dominicus, in which he  saw his princess in all the glory of her  best white frock, with her hair crimped down her back, and had the rapture  of eating cream tarts in her company!  But there was yet a prouder day in  which Dominicus was permitted to return this social attention and was allowed to invite Bertha and three other  friends  to the  snowy  kitchen   of  his  home back of the garden,  where  the  mother  of  Dominicus  sang  beautiful  songs to them in a language tbey could  not   understand   and   fed   tbem   with  crullers    and    grape    juice.      Bertha  thought she hod never seen any room  so charming as this kitchen, with its  racks of blue plates, its shining pans  and its illuminated  mottoes upon the  wall.  Bertha was not more than 12 when  she was sent to a private school, and  as the years went by she saw people of  quite a different sort from Dominicus  and his father and mother and ought,  probably, to have forgotten all about  them. But it is an undeniable fact,  though it may have shown some evidences of vulgarity in her nature, that  all the years that she was occupied  with other matters, such as boarding  school and summer resorts and "coming out" and tbe gayeties of a winter  in the city, she remembered that curious kitchen and the people who lived  In it and wondered where tbey bad  gone, for it bad'happened that one autumn, after returning from the seashore, Bertha had discovered that the  house back of the garden was ,empty.  It had been a sad moment for her. She  had felt the tears come to her eyes as  she looked at the untidy piece of  ground where the exquisitely kept garden of Jacob Van Brunt bad beeri, and,-  the windows from which the round  face of her friend had often smiled at  her repulsed her now with their bare---  ness.  It happened that in course of time  Bertha had a notion to go,abroad, and,  having the consciousness of her certificate of graduation in her trunk, she  was in no haste to return to her home.  So she lingered where she pleased, arrogantly directing the movements of  her party, which consisted of a maiden  aunt and an elderly second cousin.  With this double chaperouagc sho was  allowed to do almost anything she  pleased.  At length they reached Amsterdam,  making headquarters for themselves  there arid planning to go upon'' many  excursions through the country. It  was natural enough that, having a local habitation, they should make some  friends in the city, and so it came  about that before tbey had been there  long they were invited to dinner by an  American lady. Mrs. Truax, whose husband was engaged in some mercantile  enterprise there.  The Truax house was a cosmopolitan  one, and at it the habitue expected to  meet all manner of celebrities and human curios. Bertha, much elated at  the prospect, .whirled off, accompanied  by her decorous relatives, arrayed for  the occasion in the.most unbecoming  of their best silks.' - ���������<  "What dear old frumps they are,"  Bertha commented to herself. "I think  the Amsterdam ladies will like them.  They just' suit this background."  They seemed to indeed and got on  better, than Bertha, whose youth condemned her to a subordinate place.  This was not as- it was in America,  .Bertha reflected and'permitted herself  to indulge in a moment of homesickness as she sat apart, her glowing  beauty unnoticed by the middle aged  people who were paying their respects  to her aunt and her second cousin.  "1 have delayed for a moment for another guest,"- Mrs. Truax said. "I wished to present to your niece, Miss Man-,  derson," she said, addressing Bertha's  aunt, "a young man who is half an  American. Ah, there is the bell now!"  The man at the door announced a  moment later:   , &  "Herr Van Brunt."  Bertha turned with an anticipation  which she' endeavored to subdue. It  was not likely that the son of a gardener would be at the home of Mrs. Truax.  But in tbe youug' man who entered  Bertba saw with unmistakable recognition the amiable, soft eyes, the round  face and high brow and quiet, kindly  manners of her old friend, borne with  the assurance and ease that come of  self confidence.  The hostess managed to whisper to  Bertha's aunt, and of course Bertba  overheard:  "This young man has distinguished  himself in landscape gardening. He  has just laid out a park for Prince  Zagenwell and is much thought of both  in Holland and Germany. I hear that  the Duke of York is likely to send for  him for bis new place in Scotland."  Dominicus Van Rrunt saluted his  hostess with a profound bow. How  well Bertha'remembered that quaint  reverence of manner! He was presented to the guests and at last was led  up to Bertha, who suddenly felt as if  she were in short frocks, with freckles  on her face and braids down her back.  He started and-flushed and then held  out his hand in the good American  way. regardless of ceremony.  "What., you are acquainted!" cried  the hostess. They explained. The  hostess -turned in some perplexity to  the spinster aunt. She wondered if she  had unintentionally committed an indiscretion. But there was no annoyance in the face of the elder Miss Manderson. and the hostess felt at liberty  to permit the two young people to go  down to dinner together.  The conversation at dinner would not  be particularly interesting to recount.  But Bertha remembered every word of  It. Perhaps Dominicus Van Brunt did  too���������but it has been impossible to secure his confidence. It is a certain  thing, however, that the next day a  basket came for the young American  lady containing a dozen yellow tomatoes, dropped like eggs in a nest of  white daisies. Which was, surely, a  curious gift!  Now it is undeniable that Bertha  Manderson found xlmsterdam interesting, yet for some reason best understood by her sex she remained in it but  a short time, hastening away to other I  points of interest. It is also certain  that about the time of her departure a  young landscape gardener ran to yews  and weeping willows in his designs  and accepted with alacrity the opportunity of designing a cemetery for  some new American town. But he recovered from his gloom when there  reached him from tbe shores of the  Baltic a trinket fashioned of lucent  amber, shaped like a yellow tomato.  It occurred to him that he ought also  to visit the storied beaches of the Baltic, and he did so without an hour's  unnecessary delay.  .  And the consequence was, , as the  children say when they play the old  game, that when Miss Bertha Manderson returned to America .she wore for  an engagement ring a tomato shaped  topaz on her third linger.���������Exchange.  Tne Wire* Were Crossed.  Hotel Man (who thinks he is calling  down his butcher)���������Say, I am shy a  heart and a liver, eight ribs and a  shoulder.   Now I want 'em right away.  Railway Office (which has been connected by mistake)���������Sorry, sir, but the  wreck has been cleared up.������������������Baltimore  America ri-  The Head Waiter's Tips.  One of the,most expensive restaurants in New York is conducted, so far  as its observing patrons can tell, on a  unique system of tips. ��������� The head waiter of the room devoted.to the use of  the. men guests' makes.it a point to become acquainted with them, find out  their names and becomes genial in the  half respectful, half presuming way  that so frequently passes for good nature among employees of the kind in  this country. Naturally he receives  liberal fees from his clientele, which is  made up of rich men able'to pay high  prices for the extra service they receive.        '   -"  When there Is no financial .response  of this kind to the waiter's advances,  his cordiality-diminishes. The waiters  under him do, with unusual willingness, the head waiter's bidding. They  are evidently indifferent as to their  own success in the matter of fees. It  is only the good will of the head waiter  that appears to be the goal of all their  efforts.  ,  Such unselfishness astonishes regular-  patrons of the restaurant, and one in.  particular undertook to discover the,  reason of this attitude of the waiters  toward their .'chief. . He learned", after  awhile, tliat the tips the head waiter  received were large enough to enable  him to give the waiters .a, part of his  earnings, for attending'with particular  care to his patrons, who, as'a rule; confine their contributions to the head  waiter. The guests who fail to take  advantage of the head, waiter's overtures to friendliness are not .likely to  fare well in that restaurant, where the  waiters, certain of a fee from.the man  over them, are indifferent to the guests  not included among the list of his patrons.  apples or the salt basket ever drew  Jack from his dependent friend.���������Our  Animal Friends.  Not to Be Discouraged.  "Polite society" is often at its wits'  end to devise oceans of getting rid of  people who are not wanted as callers  or visitors, but wrho will not take a  hint, for polite society cannot say in  so many words, "1 do not want you to  come again." A French paper repeats  this dialogue between two ladies:  "And so you still receive that dreadful Mm e. ComeagainV"  "Impossible to get her to take a hint!  Do you know, the last time she called  I never offered her a chair!"  "And what was the result?"  "Result? Why, the next time she  came she brought a folding camp  stool!"  By a Modern A3 sop.  In the days when Children understood the language of Everything a  Boy ,.was telling his Troubles to the  Eggs.  "They always Beat me," he Complained, "unless I am Good."  ''They will not beat us," observed the  Eggs, "unless we are Good."  Moral.���������There must be some Mistake  In those Jokes about Omelets.���������Baltimore American.  look.   And, what is worse, he is entirely justified in bis suspicions.  "In the last ten years the railroads of  this country have been the harvest for  gamblers, bunko men and short card  experts. Tbey have worked the field to  the limit, from New York to California  and from' Vermont to Florida. They  have worked all kinds of flimflam  games,,until now it is almost impossible for a man to flash a deck of cards.  In the smoking compartment of a Pullman without the,ntmosphere growing a  dozen degrees colder.! A man who has.  been bitten once doesn't care to have-  the experience repeated."���������Rochester  Post-Express.  A Son of a Sea Cook.  The information concerning the expression "a son of a sea cook," says  the Philadelphia Times, has not been  found in any reference dictionary. It  comes from a prominent citizen, a man  of affairs and a man of intelligence.  In 1SG2 he was for a period the campaign companion of Leonard Swett,  who at that time was a' candidate for  congress in Illinois. Mr. Swett was  the bosom friend of Abraham Lincoln  ���������his alter ego. In 1888 hfe was the advocate in Chicago of the presidential  aspirations of Walter Q. Gresham.  At the time referred to Mr. Swett  had an engagement to address voters  in Fremont and Pekin, in Tazewell  county, and by the informant referred  to was driven from Fremont, to Pekin.  Swett had few equals as.a conversationalist, and the talk was brisk and  naturally never to be forgotten by the  man who had proffered bis services as  a driver.  The lattpr, speaking of a well known  lawyer of Pekin. remarked. "He is a  son of a sea" cook." Mr." Swett turned  abruptly, about and said: "That expression is not correct. You mean the son  of a sekaw.k. which is a perversion of  the Indian name segonk. which means  a skunk and is usually pronounced se-  kawk. Few people ever use the term  correctly or comprehend its meaning."  Where He Didn't Study.  "My gracious!" cried the sympathetic girl. "Your dog.seems half starved.  He, looks as if he hadn't had anything  to eat for a week."  "Neither he has, poor fellow!" replied  the college student,   "I forgot all about  him."  "Why, where was he?"  "Locked up  in  my study  room!"���������  Philadelphia Record-  All About a Sijrnatnre. ���������  Tellers and clerks of savings banks  have a rare opportunity to studj* hu  man nature.   All sorts of people, with  many strange notions of the methods  and  purposes  of banks,  come  before  them.    A teller of a  Boston  savings  bank tells a true story of a good Irishwoman who came to the bank to open  an account.  "Please  write  your   name  on, that  .line,"_said the official, pushing toward  the woman' a book ancl a pen.    .  "Do yez want me first name?" she  asked, taking the pen in her hand.  "Yes,   your   full   name   and   middle  Initial if you have any."  ' "Do yez want me husband's name?"  "Yes,  his last name, but your own  first name."  "Oh;  me name before I  was married?" . ���������     ���������  -  "No, "your   given    name���������Ellen   .or  Bridget"��������� '.  "Sure,   then,   me   name  Is  nayth'er  wan o' them!"     *  "Well, what is it then?"  "Sure, it's Mary."  "Very well.    There are others waiting for you, so please hurry and write  your name."  "Ah, sure, do yez want the 'Mrs. ?' "  "No,   never    mind    that.     Now   go  ahead."  "Ah, sure, mister, I would, honest,  but ye see I can't write!"���������Youth's  Companion.  Why So Many Yonng Men Fall.  "One trouble with many young men-  who start out. in business is tbey try to>  do too many things at once," says Hetty Green. "The result is that they,  don't know as much as they ought to  about any one thing, and they naturally fail. The trouble with young men  who work on salaries is that they're  always afraid of doing more- than  they're paid for. Tbey don't enter into  their work with the right spirit To  got on and be appreciated a young man  must do more than he's paid to do.  When he does something that his employer has not thought of, he shows  that ,he is valuable. Men are always  willing to pay good salaries to people  who will think of things for them.  The man who only carries out tho  thoughts and ideas of another is nothing more than a mere tool. Men who',  can be relied upon are always in demand. The scarcest thing in tbe world  today is a thoroughly reliable man."-  the  Changed   by CCrcanustances.  "Where's   your   watch ?" ' asked  observant man.  "Why., here it Is,"' replied the man  whose prospeiity had slipped a cog or  two recently.  "But that's a silver one.. The one  you used to carry had a handsome gold  case."  "Well���������er���������circumstances alter cases,  you know."���������Philadelphia Press.  Slow Work.  "Maria, you let that young Bobster  stay last night until 1 o'clock."  "But. mamma, you told me I must  give him time to propose."  "But five hours!"  "Why, mamma, you know he stutters."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  One Old Horse Guards Another.  Two beautiful chestnut horses. Jack  and Sam, were among my early friends.  They were cvean built, high stepping  trotters of a speed which might have  distinguished them on the track, but  they led a happier life, being favorite  carriage horses in a region of beautiful country roads or sometimes, under  the saddle, threading lovely forest  paths. *  Rarely used in single harness, they  had been as rarely separated, and  when in their old age Sam became  blind it was a touching thing to see  Jack's constant watchfulness over him.  Their pasturage was in fields broken  by rocky ledges and where more than  one steep ravine suddenly descended  from the smooth sward. Jack never  left his friend. Constantly beside him,  if Sam went too near a perilous edge,  the stream, a rock or fence, he would  go between him and the danger, pushing him aside or, if that could not be  done, he would take him by the mane  and gently lead him to a place of safety.   No allurements In lumps of sugar,  He Saved the Bridge.  "At Harpers Ferry on one occasion  the flood in the Potomac was so great  that it threatened the destruction of  the costly railroad bridge, which was  seen to shake in its unsteadiness," said  former Governor Thomas G. Jones.  "When everybody present was looking  each moment to see the bridge go  down. President John W. Garrett of  the Baltimore and Ohio railroad arrived upon the scene. Appreciating the  necessity of instant action, he gave an  abrupt order for a loaded train^ of  freight cars standing on a side track to  be run with the locomotive on to the  bridge and kept there.  " 'But, Mr. Garrett, that Is a train-  load of silk.' said the local superintendent.  "'I don't care: run out the cars!'  commanded the great master of railroads. *It would be easier to pay for  the silk than to build a new bridge.'  "Tho 'silk train' was run ou to the  bridge, and tho structure was saved.  The silk was being sent by rail across  the continent from Sari Francisco, at  which port-it had beoh received from  China and Japan. Garrett was a great  man. one of the greatest of those who  have aided in tbe material development  of America. In emergencies he was  very resourceful, as was demonstrated  in perhaps a small way by the Harpers . Ferry incident,"��������� Birmingham  Age-Herald.  The  Giraffe's  Timidity.  A giraffe  is   very   timid on  hearing"  slight sounds, but is indifferent to loudc  ones.    A writer in The Leisure Hour  says:        . ��������� _    v  Noisy sounds, like a man walking by  with hobnail'boots, It does not notice.,  but a lady coming in with hardly more  sound than tbe rustling of her dress  makes it start, with pricked ears arid;  eyes_ distended.  We remember well, after a terrible  explosion of gunpowder on a barge on-  the canal, asking the keeper of the gi-.  raffes of that day how they had taken  it, and he said he was surprised how  very little notice they took. They  jumped to their feet, but almost at  once lay down again when they found  nothing happened.  "But," he added, "if I were at nighttime to creep along that gallery in my  socks they would be so scared that I  believe they would dash themselves to  bits."  They fear the lurking foe, and a bing  bang scares tbem less than a faint,  rustling sound. They are In that respect very deerlike.  *  Let It Go nt That.  One day, in advocating a more liberal  loosening of tbe purse strings at a  Methodist conference in Washington,  Bishop W. A. Candler said that several  years ago he sent an article to a paper  in which he wrote that "we pray too  loud and work too little."  The intelligent compositor got in his  fine Italian hand, and when the article  appeared it read. "We bray too loud  and work too little."  "I let it go at that." said tho bishop. .  "The fact is. I believe the printer was  right, and I never attempted to correct  it."    " ���������'  ���������  Cards on the Cars.  "Cards are not played as much on  the cars as they used to be," said the  commercial traveler. "A few years  ago it was a common sight to see three  or four games, whist, euchre, poker or  seven up, going on.in a car, and wherever four or five drummers were gathered together there was sure to be a  lively game of draw in progress. Suburban trains were turned into whist  clubs, and morning and night the commuters were engaged in a rubber.  "But all this has been changed. Nowadays it is the hardest thing in the  world to get up a game of any kind in a  train. Ask a stranger if he would like  to take a hand at whist or euchre, and  he will freeze you  with a  suspicious  A Qnick wink.  The closing of the eye, the rest and the  opening of it have been measured and  are found to consume three hundred and  ninety-fivo-oiie thousandths of a second.  This is a quick wink, and winks have  been measured that required forty-one  thousandths of a second more time. For*  these measurements especially arranged  photographic apparatus is required, and  then when a bit of white paper is placed  on the eyelid its motions can be accurately determined. In a quick wink the closing of the oye has been found to require  seventy-five one-thousandths of a second,  the rest twice as long and the opening!  one hundred and seventy-one thousandths  of a second.  Not So Sickly After All.  Recently a negro convict was taken'  from Wichita to the penitentiary. On the  way down lie bogged the sheriff to tell  the warden that "I am sickly and noti  able to work in the coal mines."  The sheriff promised, and, after seeing)  the warden, told tho negro that it was all  fixed; that he was not to work in the coal  mines, but be watchman at the dead  house instead.  "Oh, heaven!" shouted the affrighted  negrd. "Tell dat wahden I kin dig fohty*  tons ob coal a day, an don let him nut m<?  wid dem corpuses!"  -   !tV  '.   .1?  ���������       1.  'i  ���������VI  ",I  ','']  '     ���������"-      J  - ���������'')���������  Xi  .   -, -I-:'*  ���������(;���������������  ?l  '.''-3  *l  ,'.:.% hi  '..c.'i-V  r>'4S  ��������� ���������   >.Vv '"���������������������������'  ll J.   <majap������**amui mn  Write for Samp!*;  P. O.  Box, S00.  T  ?.'  **: r   r c   5 3        1  i L. r f     I   ll.      i   j u u lj l-  F  THE   LEADING DRY GOODS  STORE.  67 GOVERNMENT ST. - - VICTORIA, B. C.  Special Mai] Order Department just opened.  Orders executed the same day as received.     ��������� r  We buy   d'rect   from the   manufacturers   and  sell at a small profit.  Agents for ButtericVd Patterns and take subscriptions for The Delineator. Fa-hion paper mailed free on  request.  ���������      "      BE NET' YOUNG $ CO.  y.ixiJFJtEtta>,r  41  M  H  fill  The quick selling, in our stoie the last rhree days is positive proof  of the appreciation of the specials*"advertiseJ' last week.  Those* specials are only a   small   advance   shipment   from  the   ((  bankrupt stock now on the road. .   I  rpTn  [is   w:  V.~  ft.  J  CT1  *    *">  tMMJMM^ri(tFi,i'r',,������fia*r:*--i'.  Don5! mis:  your  5Y1  -      , BEFORE    BUYING    YOUR    ���������  GTTIsrS ^-XTDD ^^/E^XTJI>TZsl?XOlNr  GET   OUR    PRICES.,  As we carry tbe largest Block in B. C, and your cheapest   freight ' is  from Victoria.    Repairs by first class workmen.  ' JOHN BARNSLEY & -GO.  115 GOVERNMENT ST. -   , -���������        V TCTORIA, B C.  - THE CUMBERLAND'NEWS   '  , IS.SUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2 a year, in advance.  TO. 35. Sn&erson, Bbitov.  'SS- Advertisers wb.0 want th.-;ir ad  changed, should get copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  y ;:     Subscribers    failing      to   receive     The  I ;   Nkws regularly will confer a f������v.cr by  noti>  y yy yiag   the   office;  " l^Job Work Strictly 0. O. D.  X"Transient Ads Cash in Advance  MILLINERY  We are placing on  show this week a new  lot of,trimmed hats at  popular prices.  &   "SB*  tt\  &X  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24th, 1900.  The Times has had headers telling ua that the Public Bank de  posits, AuguFt 1895, under Conservative rule, was $183,103,038, and  August 1900, Liberal rule, $300,-  175,770. What a black eye for the  Liberal party! Seems that people  are afraid to invest capital -in any  enterprise while the country is under that administration. And yet  we always thought the Times a  Liberal paper.  V        f     0  The Colonist  is advocating  the  establishment of-a Finnish  colony  in. B.C.    We   want to  know  when  the fashion   of    importing  foreign  subjects of   questionable desirability, as an experiment/will cease to  be the rage?    What good   has ever  accrued   to   the   country   and  its  legitimate   -inhabitants   from  the  importation and settlement of such  people as xMenninites, the Scandinavians,    or   Sifion-s   Doukhobors?  Of all,   the   Norweigns  have  done  best, for t������.������y are   more    prone   to  mix with the outer   world and  are  capable   of' entertaining     broader  views than the ethers.    But,   while  we,   the   people   of  this' country,  welcome and   kindly   treat   immigrants   of   any     nationality   who  choose to come among  and   throw  ' their bt in with us, we submit that  we a.ie being  unju~*.5y   dealt  with  by having foisted   on    us a   whole  colony of people   whose   manner.-,  language, and customs arc   at wide  variance with our own,   and   who,  being   ban led   t ;.reth<-r,   are   very  liable to entertain such , narrow  views of men and things that' they  are apt to ciose the door against .all  outsiders, the consequence being  that in time to  come, these   Fettle-  r  ments may quite resemble a bit  of  the country to which they   belong,  wifh the sentiments of ihero-'idents  anti-British, or at least  utterly indifferent to the welfare, and   success  of the   BiitL-h'  nation?"   No!   No!  We have enough Tarte.-* and Bour  assas now to   cope   with.    Enough,  criminals of the type of the  Douk-  h-jbors vvho,Ci'Uimitt.t;d   tho   shocking murdor.-i   in    the   Northwest   a  short time ayo.    if the Government  wishes to assist immigrants, let   it  assist those of our   own   blood   in  great   Britain   and   Ireland   where  many may be found who would .be  glad of a temporary  assistance   as  settlers.    There  are,   even   in our  towns, mamr  young men   without  means who would avail themselves  of any offer by   which   they  could  settle on 'land   with-ut   being,   required to .produce rua-dy cash at the  outset.    T'Jben, yhuuid it be  desired  to extend-the. privilege to any other  country iet  our   cousins  in  blood'  and eoumry be granted that.    The'  Americans.     There   is   .plenty   of  good mate ial to work  on -without'  digging up a horde of  half   savage  ��������� Slavonic barbarians to experiment  on.       .  '.' ��������� : ���������O   All changes of aavs must be in by  noon on Mondays to .insure insertion.  .- o ���������   Genuine ex;r;:et of vanilla is soft  and mild. Blue Hi hi ion vanilla is  tlie only genuine extract of v-milia  on the market,  . o   THE  uNFQIWUNATE CAT.  Tlie folli.Mviiig verses wore written  by a y<-ung ]::(.ly ,,f this town "who  is a senior pupil in the public  sch'-'Oi, upon sebig some boys teasing a kitten. She did not intend  us to see this, but our swift reporter got ho id of it and we print it  with pleasure and with a word of  o^-ourapjuicnt to Maggie:  A lit'.!'' (,at once (;:.a:;c;'d -o roam  A-.vay /ro..u friends,away fiomhomc,  Watei] tjqis  SPACE  ������������������for-'  ater  wB*j--'*Aji;  g������3S22Z-35������  Osas  ex  Ladies' Coats and Capes.'  We have  just   to   hand   by<f|  last boat some   striking values &j  in women's coats.      These are'JCj  trade    winners   and   will    selD||  quickly. ^  "First come first served."  ��������� u  ���������i  A   I  Cnmkerlistifl.  8~?  e^rxsc^rino.'-MXtr^iz  One in.-h.-d/b-.-'up bv   its little  tail,  * ���������       >"     ���������*-   ���������     **  At.'d the puor    little   thing   gave a  dn-a'hul wail,  Another pui it in his umbrella  Till Inr- little   eyts seemed   to turn  yellow.  Another showed he had   some pity  For he put  it   injns   pocket,   the  little kitty,  But he was not ior.g there- to be sure  And  once   mote   tea sings   had- >'o.  endure. . ������������������.���������"'' ;.  Af'er a while the cat-got freey  And .took/refuge in a maple tree..  The boys tried with might and main  To capture it, but all in vain.y  :, ,^^jir.~JCff������r*i cti:  :xXTsrxrsvtA32x*&zx:a?uB*z  /WANTED.  A   NUMBER    OF   PIGEONS  to  purchase.  CiTAiiLES, Scott,  Quarter way House,  stl2c   ' Nanaimo, B.C.  Oolnibia flouring  lis Company,  ENDSRBY,   B. C.  HUNBABIAH,  THEI1 STAE,  WHSATLITS, ,p-io-  mm BiSlE8.  K\-\rjT3.x\X������.\:xj2zx.***>t%*i* i*������vt* ^-i.   *r:J-*trtttx&%JMrjvt7"rixxyxjijL  in       $���������*  T7 'f* Pi W     M,-<nr*>*f.>v  ������/.    .A.    H.J JLX &>��������� A 9   rt.&Uxzuigl'a  ��������� -^ tl f   t "i  He w a n d e re d a 1 o i ��������� g t h e ci i r ty a I r ������������������ *e I  And"a\;rowd of boys   he   cnanced  to ni'-ft.  Just received over'$: ,000 worth,   which  now offer at the lowes;. cash prices.  Chamois skins  from .25c. to 75c.  Bailey planes  from' 50c. to $3.90.  Hand saws from  85c. to   $2.65.  Compass saws 30 and 35 cts.  ��������� X-cut saws from a. feet to 8 feet.  a  m  vi  1  v-J  4  we H  J  WHITE LEAD, PAINTS   AND   OIL?.      HODS   AtfD    FJSHINTG    TACKLE.  GUNS AND   AMMUNITION AT   VANCO'UVEt-L   VlilCES.  MA:GXE T CA SM S TORE,  CUMBERLAND, B.C.    fr't  W7t  That Rubber Goods if kept over a season, from a wearing p-iint of 1  view, are of little value. - Wo are offering a brand new stock ofv$f  Rubber and Gam Boots at tbe very lowest prices. -  ''  It will .pay you'to wait for our   FALL STOCK, expected   from the  East in two  weeks, of the very latest novelties in Dress Goods, Gloves...!  Ribboris, Hosiery. Blouses, Wrapper", Flannelettes, Oilcloths,  &c-  Fuller particulars  as sot n as these goods are opened.  Groceries cheaper than ever  n  h'\ LiLALi-,r\3.i  Apples from $1 per box.  i,M3CaiM->'(MnM4 t  d o m  9   P  til  I A\  .Kitnetfituo.,  .  (LIMrrED.)  Agents,  Victoria, B.C-  1900.]  '^JSlXjXj   STOGK   GOaVL^LETEi-j  ���������EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SHOOTING MATERIAL-  SAVAGE, WINCHESTER AMD MARLIN RFLES.      GREENER^!  JLEFEVER,   REMINGTON   SCOTT   8c   PARKER   GUNS  MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL.  SZE-jbTZD    FOB    1900    O-^T^ILjOG-'CrE.  ��������� Charles E.  Tisdali,   Vancouver, 8. C.  ^rfSiSJasiis*


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