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Array /  EIGHTH YEAR  CUMBERLAND,    B.C.    WEDNESDAY,    'OJT. 31, . igoo.  -s^ggggggggg^^.Se@SgSisi^ggS Sgar^S^^2=?S@r2ta������!gBls������@gSSfe*  N  .'oho life's  R1.1    v  1  '  Q      .  IV-'���������  61  YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  1 * 1  HARDWARE, MILL AND   MIXING   MACHINERY,  .$ ��������� AND FARMING ' AND   DAIRYING   IMPLEMENTS  1 OF ALL KINDS.   ' ' ' ��������� \.   . ���������  ���������j&     Agents foi McCoriniek Harvesting Machinery.  $ -* Write for prices and particulars/   P.O. Draper 503; "  W ��������� ���������" " ���������'"������������������  "���������  "OS  &  $  I  ^^ggRgg-^g.r^i-S^L^ ,v'/5e^.>^?s^^ 6*g|'  ALittle Tali on Dining Hooi Farnishina.  SIDE BOA ItDS,  .KXTKNSK>N TABLES,  DINING ROOM  CHaTRS,  TABLE LINENS and  NAPKINS,  A NICE DINNER  SET,  CUTLERY.  SILVERWARE,  GLASSWARE, and-  EVERYTHING  COMPLETE.'  If you are needing anything iu above lines give uti  ._s*ij-ii^ii-J!*;^*JiHl  some idea as to price and   we will send   descriptions and all     ������  information required.  ros.  COMPLETE FURNISPIERS.  VICTORIA, B.   C  ������3P z^ft%SE&2& ??m&^eKg&&g&y^  TOO   MUCH  9  To Alb Electors Qf Vancouver Electoral District.  GENTLEMEN:-^.  Having being obliged to de-  cine the nomination" of the Convention held at Nanaimo, owing to  the tact that the District i-i so laige  that I felt'unequal to the task of  making a thorough canvass during  .the short time between my return  from the north and election day, I  bespeak your votes and influence  for Mr. Clive Phillips Wolley, who  has received the nomination for  your District. .'  My reasons for asking this favor.r  of you are that Mr. Wolley is a Conservative; that heis an eneigc.ic  "and educated man who -knows .Ihe  requirements of the District, and  v. ill, in my opinion, Bjjake a fiist-  c'-ai-'S representative.  I h. pe tliat those - whe would  have assisted me if I had been a  'candidate will give the hsuso support to Mr. Wolley.  Yours faithfully,  JOHN BRYDEN.   ; O   Genuine extract of vanilli. is soft  and milil. Blue,Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of vanilla  on the nmrkc-t,  1   o   Ta Is- lectors of fan-:  comer District..  right to much fuller'represents.-.ti n  and much ampler financial assistance than she at present   receive?.  3. That the influx of Oriental  labor must be controlled and the  Chinese danger averted.  ' 4. That a government which  breaks its pledges and damages the  credit of the countiy by maladministration of its mining districts,  as the'preeentgonernmunth.iS done  should te turned out of office.  Finally! believo that I have the  right cause and the right ment.on  my side,- and that you will pin  your shoulders to the wheel fur the  next three .weeks and Land me a  winner. In which belief, gentle  men, I remain.  Your obedient servant,  Clive Phillipps Wolley.  '   . Q- . -  TO    THE   DEAR  A rich lady cured of * her Deafness and Noises in the Head by  Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear-  Drums, gave $10,000 to his Insti  tute, so that deaf people unable to  procure the E>ir Drums may have  them free., Addres No. 14517.  The Nicholson. Institute; 780,  Eighth Aveniv, New York,   U.S.A.  TOO   MUCH  ���������  TOO   MANY  ivercoi  ���������>  o  TOO   MANY    ^t __  TOO   MANY  Ten per cent Spot  Cash   Discount.  >gmri ���������)r^t,M..M urinimiwii ftifg ���������iiimhiimul ml* n>-*Hii*nii-'M--i 1 ill l-i������^������������mT������ in ri������������-*m-a. ,  All must  be 'Reduced.    . C j.   MOORE,  GENTLEMEN-���������  'J"he   Ldwral C--ns-rvalive   Convention held at Nanaimo, has   un-  aiiiniuusly chosen nie at. its   candi--'-  date in the coming election.  I accept that honor 'as a  STRAIGHT CONSERVATIVE,  and hope to win because the party  I represent has made Canada what  she is to-day.  I have opposed to me two gentlemen who seek'' the vote 3 of both  paities and dare not come out flat  Hooted for either.  Mr. Sloan has received the  nom  ination of the Liberal   Convention,  but   his   platform    condemns   the  Liberal party,   and .-he is   seeking  Conservative votes.  Mr. Smith is posing as the representative of Labor, whilst he he is  backed by"the most powerful capitalist on the coast.       ;  If you believe that a man can  serve two masters, voto for either of f  these gentlemen, ii not, I ctaim  your vote as a man hound only to  his party and seeking the support  f'om no one else.  Owing to the lateness of.the date  of which we became aware of Mr.  .Bryden's unfortunate decision not  to run, it will he impossible for me  to see y u all, but I* will see as  many of you as I can and I am  authorized-to say that I have Mn  Bryden's heartiest t-upport.  The main points in my political  creed are:���������  1. That the prosperity of the  c unt-y depends upon the main-  t-nance of harmony between Labor  and Cr.pital, and that such hain't, ny must be established by laws  j .ir-u to both.  2. That British Columbia   has a  It" people have, the idea that  Capt. Wolley is a/'kid glove dude"  they are mistaken. He has got a  thundering hard' pair of hands  under any kind of glove. Moreover he is weli acquainted wiih the  wants of the- minor,*-the-farmer,  ami the working man for he has  lived among, and worked among  ���������ill the-f.  ���������  , sCevlon Tea is the   finest .tea   in  tlte world.    Blue Ribb- n TVa is the  fihe-'t Ceylon T-a in the wor.d.  Capt Wolley ha-s a   strong letter  of er.dor--ation from Mr. John Bry-  den, who was the first nominee of  the Conservative", but who wa?  forced to decline from personal and  unavoidable reasons. Capt. Wolley 'is election is looked upon as an  absolute ceitainty.'.  Mr. Webber is back from Atlin  where he has   spent   the   summer.  ������  QuUe profitably, we should judge.  We understand Mr. Webber intends trying the Kyokuk country  next season. He is accompanied  by a friend who has prospected  there and who has great faith in  the country. He will'accompany  Mr. Webber.  A number of Victoria's business  men made a trip to this place last  Saturday, After spending several  hers here, a number of them drove  to Comox, while others retun e-1 to  the wharf and went up to that  pleasant place by the "City."  Among them we met several old  acquaintances. Mr. L. G. Mc-  Quade, Mr. Leiser, Charlie Tidd,  Mr. H. Smith, and others. Mr. G  L. Courtney waa pilot. Geo. seems  to enjoy these pilotages. The  party was a jolly one, and it was  unfortunate that the rain, of which  we have had big tubfuls lately,  should have poured down so incessantly during their visit here, and  spoiled to a certain extent what  woul otherwise have been a perfect  trip.  A PURE CRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR POWDER  '*.' a  CREAM  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Avoid "Gakinsr Powdai ��������� containing  alum.   Tlicy arc injurious to health  LOCAL ITEMS.  ; fiu  Thar's a big time comin'    at the  Guy Fawkes dance.    Hi-ee.  1  All changes of advs. must be in by  noon on Mondays to insure insertion.,  This   (Wednesday)    evening--is  Hallow'een.       Who'll - "Pu'    the,,',  custock?" -    .  The Blue Ribbfin brand of goods  are put up by Canadians. No  Chinese labor employed.  Laurier may  continue to   bam    -  boozle the Quebecers,   but ��������� British  Columbians "Never no morel"  Wolley   is   the ( man    for your  money.     ..Straight'     Conservatives  Blue backed   and  yellow  striped,1 "���������  and he is going to win. '   " ;"  We are sorry to say that M"r. W  Willard- was taken to . the "hospital ��������� ������������������  ..Monday .sufferingsfrom' -r.typhoids: -.'  It is hoped that his attack will' be  a mild one.  Friends of Mr. Frank Aiiley will .  be*grieved to hear that he   goes to ':  Victoria   Friday   to     undergo   an  operation for apendicitis.    We ui ���������  , derstand Dr.   Staples  accompanies  him at his special request.  At an association match on the  grounds Monday, for a football presented by Mr. G.. W. Clinton, the  "'Microbes" defeated the "Mug-.  vumps" one goal to nought. The  Microbes, be it known, are a team  ��������� of very small guys from the old.  town, while the Mugs represent  Cumberland, or, the new town.  They are an older and heavier-  team than the Mies.  Owing to the changes which, have  been made in the mails during the  summer, it has been very difficult  for us to get the News to, ' our outside subscribers in good time.  This has been a source of annoy-  rn^e'to many, and of great inconvenience to us. Now that thing!  are in proper running order, we  publish in future at an hour that  will ensure all in the Valley getting  their papers with the regular mails.  The Colliery Co. have imported  some new patent stretchers from  tie east. These are made so that  any unfortunate who may have to  b carried will he made as ea^y as  p-.isible. Boiny strongly made and .  of extreme lipi'tness, and havii.y*  shou der strap- for the convenience  o the carrier., it is an easy matter  for two men to carry a helpless  person a long distance with eao.  One of these has been placed ready-  for emergencies at each shaft.  *'.* -/*;%���������  ,'-,-���������.'.* ������>-���������'  "     .    '*  i-.������-T A ~T"  >S. 'Ui-'i. .���������������  j^at-i*.   ���������. -t^.u^m  -���������feli  ������&$>&$>-?^&i>&&7^  KILLING HIS MAN.  BY M. QUAD.  Copy-right, 1900, by C. B. Lewis.       <s>  ^^^g>^g>^s>^������>J������$^^*>  "Have I ever killed a man?"  Of a sudden, as lie lay dozing on his  bed in camp one day. Private I-Iollins  asked this question of himself. He-  had been in battle and skirmish. He  had fired away his 40 rounds and fired  to kill, but as he began to recall all  his battles he could not remember that  he had ever had an enemy so near and  so fairly before him that his bullet had  surely done the work. There were few  soldiers who boarsted of taking life.  There were sharpshooters who had  brought down a dozen men. but they  never talked about it. Men were promoted for desperate fighting, which  sometimes meant killing single handed,  but they were proud only of the promotion. It was a curious question  Private Hollins asked of himself, and  it led to strange results. He was not  a bloodthirsty man, and yet as he lay  thinking the idea came to him that he  had not done himself justice as a soldier. He had not killed a man. When  the war was over and he had returned  home, he would be asked the question.  His friends ancl neighbors wouldn't be  satisfied with his record of battles, but  would sweep it aside and say:  "Yes; we know 3*011 were in five or  six battles and that you fired hundreds  of bullets at the enemy, but can 3*011  .  truthfully say 3rou ever brought a man  down ?"  He. couldn't say It, and he felt that  he   would   lose   caste.     This   feeling  brought a sudden  resolve.    It  was a  .  resolve that startled him at first, but  the more he thought of it the more determined he was to carry it out.    He  would kill a man; he wpuld do it next  time be went on packet.    There were  no orders against  firing.    It was   by  tacit<agreement among the pickets that  they refrained.    If he brought one of  the enemy down, he would not- be reproved even if not praised.  ' He would  not boast of the kill to his comrades,  but when he reached home and farmers and their wives and sons sat lis-  ��������� ���������;tening--to' his stories of war he could  '    answer  the  question 'they   would   be  ���������sure, to put. and answer in the affirmative.   . It was a fortnight before Private  Hollins  was detailed   for picket  duty.    He was not impatient.   He was  willing   that   time   should   pass,   but  when the opportunity came he would  kill a man.   He never wavered in this  .resolution. .  "This.is your post, Hollins," said the  corporal as he left him one afternoon  at the edge of a wood under a large  oak. "We don't know exactly where  the enemy's picket is, but it's somewhere around that log house. However, if you don't get too fresh ancl rgo  to walking around in the open he won't  bother you. There hasn't been a shot  fired along here for two weeks. If you  go in for roasted acorns, don't make  much of a fire."  "Today   I   shall   kill   a   man,"   said  Pri.vate Hollins as he was left alone,  and he began his preparations at once.  , At long rifle shot, away across an old  cottonfield,   was  a  log  house  with   a  few fruit trees standing about it. On-.*  might be sure the farmer was off to  war and that wife and children, if they  had   not   abandoned, the   place,   were  having a miserable existence.    Hollins  crept down to the fringe of bushes on  his side  of the field and  peered  and  watched and waited like an Apache in  ambush.    For an hour he saw nothing.  Then a gaunt, ill used dog came among  the trees and trotted about in the open  In a sneaking, furtive way.    If the dog  was there, the house must be inhabited.    He had just come to this conclusion when he caught sight of a figure  among the trees.    It was between the  house and the bushes,   where he  believed the enemy's picket was  lying.  It must be the picket on his  way to  and  from  the well.    Perhaps  he had  gone to tbe house to light his pipe or  boil his coffee.    There was a glimpse  and it was gone.   Another glimpse, another hiding, and then the figure was  fair to view.    It was a long shot, but  a- .pretty  fair target,  ancl  without an  instant's hesitation he drew up his gun  and  fired.    When  he looked over the  smoke, the figure was gone.  "But I know I hit him, and he's lying dead on the grass." said the soldier  as he reloaded his gun. "Now I can  tell them at home that I killed a man.  Mighty long shot, but I dropped him  for sure."  The dog was still In the open. As  the shot rang out he looked back  anaorL-z the trees. Aa the echoes died  away he turned his head  toward liql-  lins and howled dismally.    A moment  "Come along. 3*011!"  He rested his musket against a log  and permitted her to lead him out into  the.open and across the field. He did  n<H inquire why she had come. lie did  not ask where she was leading" him.  Not a question passed his lips, nor did  she speak further. Straight across the  field to the trees among which his victim had stood, but long before he got  there he saw a form on the grass. By  and by they were close up to it. and.  the girl let'go of liis' hand and pointed  and said:  "You shot mam!"  It wasn't a man lying dead on the  grass, soldier or farmer, but a woman.  The soldier rubbed his eyes and looked  around In a dazed way. A boy of 10  and a girl of 5 came out of the house  and stood there and looked from the  soldier to the dead woman aud back.  They spoke no word; they shed no  tears. It was true that the enemy's picket post was In the bushes a few rods  away. The man on post came out of  his hiding. He came walking slowly  down, and -when he had reached the  body there was a gasp In his throat,  lie looked around upon the children,  looked up at the blue sky as If speaking to God and. with a groan, turned  his hack on the place aud returned to'  liis post.  "Well?" queried'Hollins of the children as tbey continued to stare at him.  They simply pointed to the mother  l3*!ng dead and uttered no word. The  soldier tried to speak again, but he  could not. With face whiter than the  one on the grass, with quivering chin  and blinded eyes, he made his way  slowly across the old field to his post.  As he lurched and staggered he heard  the dog howl again, but no one fired  upon him. ho one called to him. When  he reached his post, he sat down on  the ground and covered his face with  his hands and groaned. An hour later  the corporal came with the relief. Hollins was l3"iug on the ground with arms  extended.  "Say. boys," said the corporal, as he  bent over the body. "I'll be hanged if  Dan hain't gone and killed himself  with his own musket! Who'd ever  have thought it of him!"  Up there among the trees.-^standing  about with the awe of detytb upon  them, the children had heard the shot,  and as they looked at each other the  girl had whispered:  "Mebbe he's dead too!"  Cable Jointers.  Cable jointers are. clever*-specialists  who work for telegraphic engineers  and contract in the memorandum of  agreement to go a 113*where. They are  employed on the ships of the ocean telegraph companies,,and their dut3* is to  make splices and joints in the cables  which are dragged up from the sea for  repairs. To those who are not initiated  this would seem to be fairl3* easy work,  but it really requires great skill and  takes years to learn. Few are aware  how liable to damage undersea cables  are. In the case of some of the old  lines there is scarcely a mile of the cable that has not one or more joints, in  it.  Expert engineers can determine in a  length of thousands of miles to within  a few feet whore a break in a cable is.  the telegraph ship proceeds to the spot,  which is indicated by a buoy; the.damaged length of cable is dragged up.  and the jointers proceed to cut out the  fault and deftly splice the cable. The  slightest mistake, a tiny air bubble, in  the reheated-india-rubber would spoil  the insulation.' That would mean that'  the cable would fail to transmit messages at an important moment and  that a ship, with all its high priced  scientific staff, would have to steam  hundreds or perhaps thousands of  miles to pick up the cable again.���������New  York Sun.  TAMING OF i  A COWBOY, f  Episode In. Which a Pretty Girl  Played a Leading- Fart.  later and the figure of a young girl  appeared beside the dog. She was  bareheaded, barefooted and not over  8 years old. Hesitating for only a moment, she began advancing across the  field. The smoke from the soldier's  musket had located him. The dog followed at her heels, head and tail down,  and with surprise Hollins watched the  girl's approach. It took ber five minutes to cross tbe field. She came  straight at him as he stood up among  the bushes, and when she reached him  she extended her hand and clasped his  and said:  t  She was the prettiest of the throe pretty girls in the box, and they were all  stunning young women, the chaperon in  the tan box coat being one of the spring's  brides and this her first appearance as a  duenna. The boy with the plastered  down hair was her husband,, and as he  was wearing a necktie she had selected  at a dry good3 store you. can fancy how  much he loved her. -The'other girl was  the prettiest girl's sister���������not yet out.  But as Buster Halligan, one of the crack  cowboys and broncho riders, remarked to  Strike Plenty, the dude Indian, they  were three queens and no mistake.  The prettiest girl shrank back a little  as they thundered by, the flying feet of  the horses sending up bits of earth into  the box. The stolid painted faces of the  Indians turned toward her with horrible  grins as they saw the prettiest girl. They  saluted her with wild, incoherent cries  and whoops. She was distinctly different  in style from Mrs. Wild Wave, Mrs.  Strike Plenty and Mrs. Mighty Fat, the  mations who traveled with the show. On  came the cowboys, riding like statues.  Among them on a splendid wild eyed  horse was one who looked like a god or a  devii. His felt hat was jauntily curved  over his dark, finely featured face. His  shirt, opened at the throat, showed a  neck of bronze bound by a scarlet silk  handkerchief, the ends flying. The sleeves  of his blue shirt were held in place above  the elbows by red garters with horseshoe  buckles of gold, evidently a trophy. His  eyes looked at the prettiest girl admiringly, insolently, insultingly. His lips  parted in a smile, showing white, even*  teeth. He ignored the presence of the  men in the box, but he Jet his eyes pass  approvingly over, the other girls, then  back to the face of the prettiest girl. As  he rode by the girls in the box laughed.  "Tootie< has another mash," said the  bridegroom.  ' "I'd like to punch his head!" said the  other man, .with a laugh.  The prettiest girl looked up- at him  smiling as a girl does, at a man she  knows is in love with her.  "Why, he'd shoot you, Jack. He's a  cowboy," she said. And she turned back  to the ring, her eyes following the scarlet  handkerchief. She thought how splendid  a specimen of picturesque daring was the  impudent, fearless fellow who had just  ridden by compared to ' the two men  whom culture aud education had tamed  to their present state.  A voice "bellowed above their heads:  "The next feature on the programme will  be a race between an American cowboy,  a Cossack, and a Filipino!"  The canvas at the rear parted, and the  contestants came through. The red silk  handkerchief shone out like the shirt of  a jockey. The band began a quick tune,  and off started the three horses. Round  the ring three times they swept close, under the rail that guarded the boxes, and  the people shouted their admiration of  the cowboy, wlio was holding back his  horse for a final grand stand play. With  the last round he loosened his taut rein,  aud, like a shot from a gun, his horse  flashed out ahead of. the others and  swept under the smile of the prettiest  girl, he turning back over his shoulder  with his laughing glance at her face.  - "Suppose you sit back a bit," said the  man who was behind her. "That fellow's altogether too fresh!"  "It's only fun," said the prettiest girl.  '"Don't be grumpy, Jack. He is such a  good looking chap, and can't he ride,  though?"  Her golden eyes gleamed, and she had  two little shafts of red across her cheeks,  as though "some one had struck her with  a soft glove. She began to delve through  the programme industriously.  "I think Tootie would flirt with one of  the Indians if' he encouraged her," said  the prettiest girl's sister. "Let us be  glad that it isn't worse."  , "It's lovely," said the prettiest girl, "to  look at these fellows and realize that  they are afraid of nothing. They can  ride anything in the shape of a horse.  They can shoot so well that every other  man must respect them. They are like  kings, fearless, wild, strong, splendid!"  They were leading the bucking bronchos into the ring, and rn?ain the red  handkerchief ed m.-in entered, with others,  on horseback and rode slowly toward���������,the  animal clowns of the show.  "That chap seems to be in everything,"  said the' bridegroom.  "That's because he's so clever," said  the prettiest girl, with an air of proprietorship.  "He feeds the horses,. too, I suppose,  when the show is oyer," said the man  who leaned on her chair.  "That's a nice thing to ,say," said the  prettiest' girl. "Why, he's one of the  stars, probably a college man who has  chosen to live that life. I've often read  about them."  Shouts of laughter" were greeting the  wild jumping horses.' Grouped in the  lower end of the ring were other cowboys  mounted, waiting their turn. They howled derisively at their companions' struggles. This was fun to them. When a  cowboy plaj's, a wild horse is his favorite toy.  The man with the red handkerchief  looked now and then toward the box of  the prettiest girl. He had the same smilj?  in his eyes. He noted that the faces of  the men had taken on an annoyed expression and also the flush across the  cheek of the girL He was acting at her.  conscious only of her apparently. Across  the amphitheater one-of. these,magnetic  currents w-as making their souls known  to each other.  His signal came, and he went up to a  horse that had its fore legs braced  against the rail. Two men held its head.  The cowboy went through the usual antics trying to mount it, and the animal  viciously resisted, humping itself, kicking violently with its hind legs and  throwing its head in the air; It was the  worst of the lot. At times it seemed as  though the cowboy had been thrown beneath the horse. Suddenly, with a wild  yell, he jumped upon its back. His hat  flew back in tbe ring, and down the center of the ring, he came. laughing, with  his hands gripping the tight bridle of the  rocking, jumping animal he rode.  Suddenly the horse, gave a wild swerve  toward the side of the ring where the  prettiest girl sat leaning far over the rail.  The animal raised itself on its fore legs,  almost as though it were about to stand  on its head in its efforts to unseat the  rider. There was a gasp from the audience. The prettiest girl half rose, with  a look of horror in her eyes, and as -she  did so hor bunch of violets fell over the  rail into the ring. The cowboy saw it  and smiled. Loosening one.of his bands  from the neck of his dancing horse, he  swung himself out of the saddle, keeping  his legs clasped in some way about tho  animal and steering it, snorting and  bucking, to (he spot whete the flowers  lay. lie picked them dexterously from,  the ground and threw them gracefully  into the lap of the prettiest girl, while a  roar rent the amphitheater as he plunged  on to the canvas exit.  "Well done, by George!" said the bridegroom.  "It's next thing to being in the show,"  said the prettiest girl's sister. "I think  Tootie is acting horrid."  "I haven't done anything," said the  prettiest girl. There were tears very  near her eyes, for she saw displeasure in  the eyes of the chaperon and the other  man. "I didn't mean to let them fall,"  she said.  The. cowboy did not appear during the  next few acts���������feats of marksmanship  and tumbling in the ring. There was a  silence in the box where the prettiest girl  sat with her friends. She.had pouted her  lips defiantly.     She  was filled  with tri  umph. How magnificently he had om-  plimented her���������throwing himself under  ,tbe vei\y feet of a wild horse to recover  her violets! Jack was mad, it was true,  but he'd get over it.    He usually did.  The grand finale had been announced  by the man with the voice. People began to reach for their wraps. On came  the cowboys. The man in the box with  the prettiest girl tried to get her to turn  out of the ��������� box entrance before her admirer came nearer. He saw' what they  were doing and leffned out of his saddle,  w.ith a gesture that, was almost a signal.  The man beside the prettiest girl' took  her elbow firmly and tried again to make  her turn, but she threw his hand off impatiently. As the cowboy passed the  ��������� box he raised his sombrero gallantlj-, and  as he replaced it a small, folded white  paper traveled through the air and fell on  the floor of the box at the feet of the  prettiest girl. She reached for it confusedly.  "Pardon me," said the man at her side  as he handed it to her.  She laughed nervously as she opened  It. "That's all it is," she said, displaying  it defiantly.  It was an envelope addressed, "Mr.  Will Harper, Wild West Show."  The party moved toward the entrance.  There was anc'ominous stillness among  the. women. The bridegroom nudged his  bride. His friend signaled a hansom-cab  at the door.  "Will j-ou excuse me?" he said, lifting  his hat.    "I have an engagement.".  The women bowed���������all but the prettiest girl. She climbed in, followed by  her sister. .The bride showed all her  teeth in a smile and moved away with  her husband. She said she would never  go out agaiiii in a party with that girl;  that she acted disgracefully, and that she  hoped that Jack would break the engagement.  The prettiest girl calmly threw the violets out of the carriage.' Then she raised  the roof door and said distinctly, "Driver, please drive-slowly about by the stage  entrance!" The prettiest girl's sister  gasped as though for breath.  - There was a crowd of small boys about  the door. A couple, of broughams waited. Men were passing out and in. Tjie're  were many loiterers. Up to the door  they saw Jack walk and hand a card to  the man. The cab stopped suddenly in  answer to the prettiest girl's signal.  "He'll kill him!" she said. "He'll, kill  him!"  There was a pause. The cowboy came  to the door. He still wore his red handkerchief and his silk-garters. Jack spoke  to him. The cowboy's smile had faded.  He looked pityingly at the young man  with the frock coat, silk hat and hyacinth  bouquet. He put up his hands threateningly. The crowd of boys in the street  yelled with- laughter. The cow puncher  was going to whip the dude right there  in the street. Suddenly, a remarkable  thing happened.  The dude seized the cowboy by' the  back of the neck, lifted, him off his feet  with' a suddenness and an agility that  surprised even the cowboy, shook him  several times so violently that his teeth  rattled, cuffed him over both ears soundly and then threw him at the feet of the  astonished doorman, while the boys on  the curb shouted their delight, disillusioned though tbey were.  Then the dude straightened his hat,  dusted his gloved hands together and  walked around the corner. Pie did not  see the hansom nor hear the prettiest girl  say: "Drive back to the entrance. 1  have lost some violets."���������Chicago Inter  Ocean.  JINGLES AND JESTS.  The Misanthrope's Heyday.  Let's talk about the weather, for 1 hate my, fellow man.  I like to make my neighbor as unhappy as I can.'  I like to see him Eizzle in companionship with  me;  To add to his discomfort moderates my misery.  So I stop him on the corner, and I show him, all  dismayed, ���������������      ' .  Tiie weather man's announcement that it's ninety  in the shade,  And 1 blandly buttonhole him, and I hold him  fast to hear,  My tale of. the ' humidity that's in the atmosphere.  I show him where the wagons, as they plod-along  , the street, ( 1  Leave deep rut6 in the paving which is softened  by the heat,  And I watch his writhing torture with a diabolic  glee,  For I know I've found a person more unhappy  e'en than me. >  To make my fiendish work complete I tell him,  , as a rule,  It's very wrong to fret; that he must study to  keep cool. ���������  1 find sardonic comfort in my grim Mophistic  plan. ' ,  Let's talk about the weather, for I hate my fellow man. ' ���������  A H**iKtlinfu-- Town.  "Tell me' confidentially, as an old  friend." said the visitor, "do you think  vour town will ever amount to anything?"  ���������'You bet she will!" answered the resident. "She'll either amount to somelbing  or   break   every   creditor   we've   got."  Jimt at Dawn.  Sixteen tomcats mixed in a fray  Out on the fence at the break of day,  Just as tlie lamps and stars went out  And only the form of a.cop,was about���������  ���������j Just at dawn! ;  Sixteen sash^ on each dwelling side'  Fly on their pulleys, away up and wide���������  Fly with the din of a mountain road .train.  With clatter of woodwork and rattle of pane-  Just at dawn! '' ;  Sixteen heads of disheveled hair  ���������Flung to the breeze of the new crispy air;  Three of the sixteen caught by the neck  Hurl out words like skippers on deck���������  Just at dawn!  Sixteen missiles���������vases and books.  Umbrellas, mats and brass curtain hooks���������  Sixteen lives extinguished with pain,  But one hundred and thirty-five still remain-  Just after dawnl  Motion of an Eclipse.  Move eastward, happy eaitli, ar.d leavt  Yon orange sunset waning slow.  From fringes of tlie faded eve,  Oh, happy planet; eastward gol  The eastward motion of the earth it is  which gives an apparent westward progress to the sun. When we are on a moving train, going eastward, all the trees  and fixed objects seem to fly westward as  we pass them. The moon moves eastward with the earth, but the shadow of  the moving moon, cast on the moving  earth, traverses the earth's surface from  west to east, and so any eclipse of the  sun by the moon will be visible earlier in  the west than the east. We, north of  the equinoctial, must view���������mentally, at  least���������celestial objects with our faces  southward. Locating in this way the  sun, moon and earth, and remembering  the direction of the real motion of the  two planets, we shall see that a solar  eclipse must be first visible in or proceed  from the west and a lunar one from the  east.���������New Lippincott.     ' -,-'.'���������  Impatiently Waiting-.  Mose���������Ah wisht de summah wuz neah  nbah. ��������� ���������  Sam���������W'at   you,  talkin   'bout?     Yoa  knows you laik de summah time.  Mose���������Sho'- I   do.   but  ef  de summah.-^  wuz neah r>*--*h   watahmillions would  be  ripe. ....  f      A Waiuiiii'-j Ways.  She will laugh while the tears still dim the eyei  She will sing a song to cover the sighs.  She will fight for the mastery over pain,  Full many an untold battle gain;  Then over a mouse will faint away,  Bu������- that is only a woman's way.  She will take her place in the. battle of life  And bear uncomplaining the brunt of the strife.  Her strengtli and energy ready to share  And always trying a smile to wear.  But in a dispute the last word she'll say,  For that is just a woman's way.  She rocks the cradle of life's greatest men,  She has ruled the world since the world began;  She can reach a decision and act on the same,   -  While a man spends the time in arguments lame  Hut when she goes shopping she takes one day, '  For that is just a woman's way.  We Trnst He Got Him.  "Why are you leaning so far out of  the wiudow with thai iron paper weight  in your hand?"  "Let   me   alone.     There's    an    organ  grinder down there playing 'There'll Be a-  Hot Time In the Ol<* Town Tonight.' "  A  FALSE STEP.  Sweet, thou hast trod on a heart I  Pass; there's a world full of men!  And women as fair as thou art  JIust do sucli things now and then.  Thou only hast stepped unaware  (Malice not one tan impute),  And why should a heart have been there,  in the way of a fair woman's foot?  It was not a stone that could trip,  Nor was it a thorn that could rend;  Put up thy proud under lip!  'Twas merely the heart of a friend.  And yet, peradventure, one day,  Thou sitting alone at the glass,  Remarking the bloom gone away,  Where the smile in its dimplement was,  And seeking around thee in vain,  From hundreds who flattered before,  Such a word as, "Oh, not in the main  Do I hold thee less precious, but morel"  Thou wilt sigh, very like, on thy part,  "Of all I have known or can know  I wish I had only that heart  I trod upon ages ago!"  ���������Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Temptation.  Bongs of the summer sea  Are sounding now in the air;  They whisper of waves and winds so fre*  And holidays golden fair. ���������  The joy' of ocean is in their tune  That laughs with the billows' glee,  .  And it's hard to work while the echoes crooa  Songs of the summer sea!  Songs of the mountain peak  Are drifting down to the plain;  Of gypsy idleness they speak      '   ���������  ���������And summer's restful reign.  Far from the heights so clear   .  The listener's heart they seek,  And work is a curse to those who hear  Songs of the mountain oeak!  Having- Fun and Paying'Fop It.  "Do you go away this summer, Mrs.  WootsV" r:.  "Oh. yes. We spend two weeks in  Michigan with my people and two weeks  in Ohio with my husband's people. Then  we come home and  'et them visit us."-  Pnra������Io*cicnI.  Miss Booklore is funny. I do declare.  For when flic wont out to the zoo.  Although she knew all of thr- iinimal3 there.  6he couldn't rimi one she --tin.  ��������� "lii'a lei|ihia  Press.  1/ie MitrttiesH of It.  To spend a  week at  a summer resort  And catoh a breozc" on the wing  The dapper eight pcjr week young man  Will resort to anyihini".  ���������Philadelphia North ��������� America!  Mighty Oiisnrtain.  "I'd hate to be a Chinaman  Just now," Jim Baxter said;  "I'd have to wear a pigtail; but  I might not wear a "ipjkH"  Stimulating; tlie Demand,  "Have you  any  idea   what  raised  all  this warlike spirit in China?"  "Yes.    I think some enrpi-n'"'--.* ���������*���������>���������**��������� -naD-  maker started it."  &9&&*&&$&&&2&&$$:3>&&&&&&A  t  to  to  to  to  %  to  t  *  BANKERS AND  BROKERS. . . .  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG  '41  $  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  t  o.  4  f  i\  vf  ������  ���������m  h  '���������i  I  "hi  t'J  i  /' '41  :i  cr  "M  I  Al  !<\  m  4  -'M  \*J  f  o.  5  Stocks and bonds bought, sold and   Jj{  J-jj,          carried   on  margin.    Listed fa  ������\                 mining stocks carried &  fe JP &  v.  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  THE  DRE33  MODEL.  Nest to plaits, tucking and insertion  bands, cording is perhaps the most fashionable feature of dress trimming for  thin summer gowns.  Pretty and novel effects are produced  this season wi'h the colored wash braids  on suits for country wear, made of linen.  pique, drill" and duck.  The newest traveling costumes of summer weight cloth are trimmed with linen  appliques, edged with a very narrow  finish of cluny, or are merely corded.  Toile d'acier, the new open meshed veiling, made up over liberty silk or peau de  Buie, forms one of the smartest, most attractive and at the same time comfortable of the demidress toilets of the summer.  Cluny laces decorate both- summer  igowns and fine sheer lingerie., English  court modistes and Parisian ateliers have  used them prodigally on garments designed for garden parties, fetes, receptions  and fashionable watering place wear.  ��������� Mohair, gypsy cloth, eolionne and the  English serge that retains.its fine colot  and siiky finish, through storm and strongest beach or,mountain sunshine, have  been the favorite fabrics this season in  preparing utility costumes for vacation  wear.  ��������� Beautiful transparent.' wool toilets in  cream or lily white (especially those with  a craped surface) are much used for afternoon ' teas and garden parties. Velvet  or satin ribbon, silk lace or black and  white striped or dotted silks are used variously for accessories.  - Transparent materials continue to hold  .a very prominent place among summer  "dress" toilets.' Costly .'and, beautiful  gowns ' of iiidia muslin, Italian crepe,  mousseline brillante. barege, grenadine,  etamine.'silk.' mull, crepe royal, crepe de  chine and wauo**-"* tjauze are all greatly  in evidence. -  Beware of   Ointments for  Catarrh  That Contain Mercury,  As mercury will surely destroy the sense of  emell and c ompletely derange the whole system when entering it through, the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions fiom reputable physicians,  as the damage they will do is ten fold to Ihe  good you can possibly derive lrom them. Hall's  atarrh Cure, manufnetured by F. J. Cheney &  Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and is  taken internally, nctn g directly upon the blood  and mucous surlacea ot the system. In bu> ing  Hall's Catarrh Cure bo ������ure you get the genuine. It is taken internally, and made in Toledo,  Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.  ��������� Sold by Druggists, price 75c per, bottle.  Hall s Family Pills are the be3t.  Cross Words 1CI11 a Bird.  A bird which receives a scolding is  made as miserable and. unhappy thereby as a child would be. To illustrate  this Our Dumb An imalsv tells the folio wing story:  A Massachusetts woman had a few  years   ago   a   beautiful' canary   bird-'  which she dearly loved and to which  she had never spoken an unkind word  in her life.  One day the church organist- was  away, and she-stopped after church to  play tbe organ for the Sunday school..  In consequence of this the dinner had '  to be put off an hour, and when she got  home, ber good husband was very angry, and be spoke to ber unkindly.,  The things were put on, and they sat  down in silence at tbe table, and presently tbe bird began to chirp at tier as  It always had to attract her attention.  To shame ber husband for/having spoken so she turned to the bird and for  the first time in her life spoke to it in a  most violent and angry,tone. Ln less  than five minutes there was a fluttering in the cage. She sprang to' the  cage.   Tbe bird was dead.  Airs. Hendricks.-tin* wife of tbe late  vice president of tbe, United States,  said that she onVe killed a mocking  bird in tbe same way. It annoyed her  by loud- singing. To stop it she spoke  in a violent tone and pretended to  throw something a_t it, aud within five  minutes it was "dead."  I was cured of Rheumatic   Gout by  MINARD'S, LINIMENT.  Halifax. ANDREW KING.  I was cured of Acme   Bronchitis by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Lt.-Col. C  CREWE, READ.  Sussex.,  I was cured of acute Rheumatism by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Markham, Ont.      G. S. BILLING.,  TILL   DEATH  US PART.  ��������� ���������TBI death us part,"  So speaks the heart, ,  When each to each repeats the words'of doom;  Through blessing and through' curse,  For better and for worse,  We will be one till that dread, hour shall com������.  Life with its myriad grasp  Our yearning soul shall clasp,  Aye, ceaseless love and still expectant wonder;  In bonds'that shall endure,  Indissolubly sure,.  Till God in death shall part our paths asunder.  "Till death us join,"  Oh, voice yet more divine!    . ���������  That to the broken heart brsathes hope sublime  Through lonely hours  And shattered powers  We still are one despite of change and time.  Death, with his healing hand.  Shall once more knit the band,  Which needs but that one link which none may  sever,      ' . .       ���������  Till, through the Only Good,  Heard, felt and understood,  Our life in- God shall make us one forever.  ���������Deari Stanley in London Spectator.   -  i    LINCOLN'S ATTACK  OF SMALLPOX.'  * Blnelcenlns One's Shoes.  There are men, in New York today  ���������whose fortunes are not small, yet they  ' never pay'a bootblack a cent a year for  shining their shoes. They are their  own bootblacks, and not one' is ashamed of it. You may depend on one thing  ���������these men were reared in the country, where they wore educated in the  use of the brush. I said to an acquaintance some time ago, when' be complained that bis 12-year-old son had no  exercise about the bouse, "Why don't  you ' make him blacken tbe family  shoes every morning?"  He was stunned at the suggestion.  "My- son blacken boots!" he wailed,  throwing up bis bands. "Do you think  I would disgrace my own boy? I give  him 10 cents every morning to have  his shoes shined at the corner where I  have mine shined."  I 'reminded bim that lie, was teaching  that boy to be an. upstart and that he  was giving him $30.50 a year which he  stole from his friends. Blackening  shoes is splendid exercise. Many a  ragged street Arab is too proud to do  it because of some fool father like the  one mentioned, but such a father  ought to be in the business instead of  robbing bis friends. Let every boy  learn to shine shoes. He may have to  make a living, atit'some day.    There  Preparing For a "Dewel,"  One of the most remarkable documents that have ever come under our  observation is to be found in tbe case  of' es parte Scoggin, C Tex. App. 540.  Mr. Scoggin was under Indictment for  the murder of one William' Gerrard,  and an extract from a' memorandum  book in defendant's handwriting and  found near the body ran'as follows:  Johxson-'Co., Tx., Jan. 24, 1S75.  .As this may bee the last penciling that I may  ever do on- earth May heaven Bless me and the  man that I am going"'to fite, for we have been  travling to geather some time and have fell out a  bought the sum of ������25 and have agreed to fight a  dcwcl this Dutiful night of our lord, and as cms  of us has to die May heven bless us, as this is ths  last half hour on earth with one of us, heven  Preserve me now and forever. Written by Jesse  Scog���������, Bornd and rased in Tx. Sined by William  Jirod, Bornd in Illinois. , '  Mr. Scoggin's piety .apparently  brought victory to him in tbe "dewer","  for his adversary when found appeared to have been struck behind the ear  by a 13 inch shell.���������Law Notes.   .  In his Vegetable Pills Dr. Parmelee has  given to the world the fruits of long scientific research in the whole realm of medical  science, combined with new and valuable  discoveries never before known to man. For  Delicate and Debilitated Constitutions  Paimeiee's Pills act like a charm. Taken in  small'doses, tho effect is both a tonic and a  stimulant, mildly exciting the secretions of  the body, giving tone and vigor.  is money in the "business.  Press.  -New York  S<"ver* colds are easily cured by the use  of Sickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup, a medicine of extraordinary penetrating and heal-  ing properties. It is acknowledged by those  who have used ita3 being the best medicine  sold for coughs, colds, inflammation of the  lungs, and nil affections of the throat and  eh st. It- agreablehess to the tastj makes it  a favorite with ladies and children.  -What's In.a Knine!  "Judging by his name," remarked the  tenderfoot, "this Three Finger Mike  yon speak of must be a particularly  fierce-individual."  "Huh!" replied the cow puncher.  "You're away off. He's the most timid  galoot in camp: We gave him that  name 'cause he's a-skeered ter take  more'n three fingers n' whisky at a  time."  "Longevity of Fish.  There are some goldfish in Washington which have belonged to the same  family for the last 50 years, and they  seem no bigger and no less vivacious  today than they did when they first  came into the owner's possession. A  few of the fish in the Imperial aquarium at St. Petersburg are known to  be 150 years old, and the age of the  sacred fish in some of the ponds attached to the Buddhist temples in  China is to be counted by centuries, if  we are to believe the priests.  O'Connell and Massey.  Laughter has been fatal to at least  one bill in the house of commons. In  the days of O'Connell Thomas Massey,  who was a sworn foe. to everything  that suggested popery, introduced a  bill to abolish the suffix "mas" from all  words in our language and to substitute "tide," thus converting "Christmas" into "Christtide," and so on.  When he-had; ended his introductory-  speech, O'Connell got up and said:  "Since the honorable member has such  an insuperable objection to the word  'mas' Why does he not set a good example by anglicizing his own name?  In that case we should be quite willing  to speak of him a.s Tbotlde Tidey."  The bouse rolled with appreciative  laughter, and Mr. Massey never recovered sufficient courage to speak of the  bill again.   Parmelee's Pills possess the power of  acting specifically upon the diseased organs,  stimulating to action tbe dormant energies  of the system, thereby removing disease. In1  fact, so great is the power of this medicine  to cleanse and purify, that diseases of almost  every name and nature are driven from the  body. Mr. D. Carswell, Carswell, P. O., Ont.,  writes: "I have tried Parmelee's Pills and  find them an excellent medicine and one  that wid sell well."  It Was a Well Defined Case, Thong-h  Not Very Severe. ' (  "Though the official records of the District do not substantiate it, it-is "a matter  of fact and in the memory of the older  physicians of the city," remarked a well  known physician to a Star reporter, "that  President Lincoln suffered from an attack of smallpox while he was president.  lie was confined to his room for several  weeks, though except for three or four  days, while the disease ,,was at its height,  ho signed'all official papers that required  his personal signature.  "Though the authorized publication  was made at the time that the attack  was a mild case of varioloid, it was a  well defined case of smallpox, though not  very' severe. The health hoard of the  city was not as particular about requiring smallpox (signs to be hung out then  as during later" years,' but the yellow  flag was placed on the White House door.  "The president was attended by an  army surgeon. It was understood that he  contracted the disease from a visit of an  Illinois officer who was a patient at Kalo-  raina hospital, - where there were many  hundreds of patients from smallpox during the winter of 1803-1. Indeed smallpox was epidemic that winter, and many  soldiers, as well'as civilians, died from it:  President Lincoln- was the only one iu the  White House1 who,suffered from it. ,  "During his recovery he wrote a letter  to a personal friend which found its  way into the newspapers and which has  boon referred to iu many of the lives of  Lincoln which have been -published, in  -which he said: 'For the first lime 1 have  plenty to divide up and can, I think, fully  satisfy all who come, for I am told 1  have smallpox enough to accommodate  all seekers. I am glad to add that if-  everything turns out as Jhe doctors in-  iorm me I shall be, in better shape to  receive my friends in about one week.'  "Under the circumstances, so as to create as little alarm as" possible, the cause  of President Lincoln's illness was kept  from the public for nearly two weeks,  but afterward no secret of it was made.  It was amusing to read the publications  which were made at the time in regard  to the president's illness. Several of the  New York papers persistently denied all  the way through that he was sick at all.  while in several southern papers that  came through the lines the statement  was made that not only was the president, sick, but that, he had smallpox of  the most virulent type and that his death-  from the same was regarded as certain.  For a week or so. while the president  was at the worst,-his family,,as a matter  of preoaution, wore guests of a friend at  a country "-".s-ideuce near Silver Springs,  Md."  Holloway's Com Cure is the medicine to  remove all kinds of corns and warts, and  only costs the small sum of twenty-five centa.  Xlteran��������� Difficulties.  "She has been talking about writing  a novel for years." said one woman.  "Yes." answered tbe other, "but 1  don't think she'll ever get it completed.  She has followed tbe plan of those  authors who study their personal acquaintances for types of character."  "Isn't the method a good one?"  "Not in her case. When her husband  refuses her anything, she wants to put  him in as the villain, and when he does  as she wishes she wants to .make him  the hero. It keeps ber continually re-,  writing the  first  chapter."  VERY IMPORTANT TRADE SALE  OF CLOTHING IN WINNIPEG.  There is nothing equal to Mother Graves'  Worm. Exterminator for destroying worms.  No article of its kind has given Such satisfaction.  Somewhat Encourag-rlngr.  "Did that rich young Goldbag propose to you last night?"  "Not exactly, mamma, but he asked  for an option on me for 30 days."���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Not a Friend of Plckelton.  "Sorry that Pickelton's name can't  go in with the Hall of Fame crowd."  "Why?"  "Because if it could he'd have to be  dead."-   Heard In the Restaurant.  Knicker���������Jones is a self made man.  He wasn't born witb a silver spoon in.  his mouth.  Bocker���������Maybe that's why be has  his knife in it now.���������Brooklyn Life.-  CANNOT BE BEAT.���������Mr. D. Steinbach.  Zurich, writes; ** I have used Dk. Thomas  Eclectbic Oil in my family for a number  of years, and I can safely say that it cannot  be beat for the cure of croup, fresh cuts and  sprains. My little boy has had attacks of  croup several times, and one dose of Db.  Thomas' Eclectbic Oil was sufficient for a  perfect cure. I take great pleasure in recommending it as a family medicine, and I  would not be without a bottle in my nouse."  He Sent His Bye.  A certain railroad issued an order requiring all its section foremen to report  to an oculist on a certain day and have,  their eyes examined. One afternoon, after those present had undergone the examination and the eye doctor was about  to close up for the evening, a messenger  boy rushed in with a small package neatly tied up in tissue paper and which  proved to be,a glass eye. .The following,  and evidently hurriedly, scribbled, note  was attached:  ."Oye inspector: Dear Sur���������The day  befoor yesterday, at uune, I got word to  came down ahd btfve me ise looked into  fur culiir blindness as ye call it. I hail  45 ties and 10 rales to put down beyont  the sand cut, an aa jerry Sullivan an  Dominick CooVy hav' bin indishposhed  since the wake that was holded over the  ded corpus of Danny, doherty. me hands  wor tue short to spare me. 'Twas lucky  that the rite oye that wus first in me bed  were nocked out wid a pik, an me glass  eye, that is a purfeet ligger uv the oye  that was not put out, is .sint to you for  hexamination.������������������ Lend spare'the glass.oye.  better than the oye in me lied, an if she  is culler blind I'll git me one what ain't.  Yours  thruly,  Mike  Douohue."  A Summer Or������*y.  "I saw Madge today before she saw  me. so she had to treat me to ice cream  soda."  "That was pleasant."    " ���������  "Yes. and we botir'saw Maud beforp  she saw us. so sh<* had to treat."  "Then you escaped scot free?"  "No. Madge and Maud were out of  money, so 1 had to pay *->ie street car  fares home.''   Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria,  Honey For Scholars.  "Honey and bread wras a great meat  with Pythagoras and his scholars and  counted a sufficient food for a temperate life," wrote Dr. Thomas lluffett  in 1575, "for bread strengthens tbe  body, and honey both nourishes much  and also cleanseth away superfluities.  "Polio Romulus being asked by Augustus, the emperor, bow he lived so  long! By nourishing (saith he)" my inwards with honey and my outward  parts with ayle. The like answer likewise made Democritus, being demand- j  ed the like question. Furthermore, it  is so general a meat through Russia  that the children eat it on their bread  every morning as ours do butter to  their breakfast; with whoaa and with  old men it agreeth exceeding well,  cleansing their breasts, opening their  pipes, warming their stomachs, resisting putrefaction and engendering sweet  and .commendable blood. Raw honey  Is never good, therefore clarify it thoroughly at the .fire; also let it be honey  that ran and was never puffed out of  the combs and of young bees rather  than old, feeding upon thime, rosemary, flowers and such sweet and  wholesome herbs. Then may you  boldly give it as meat to young children, to cold and moist complexions  and to rheumatic old men, especially  in northern countries and cold climates  and in the winter months."  Minard's Liniment Cnres Distemper.  Horrib'lle Dictn.  Towne���������Hicult, has -conceived a" horrible idea.  Browne���������What is It. an infernal machine?  Towne���������It's Infernal, sure enough.  He proposes to set some of Browning's poems to Wagner's music���������Philadelphia Press.   Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.  We have been instructed by  DONALD FRASER & CO.  to hold their semi-annual sale of  CLOTHING TO THE TRADE.  At tlioir'.Wnrernbins.-Prlncess 'St':,.Winnipeg-, on Wednesday and Thursday,  Sept. 1'9'ilv aiid  JJOtli, when  $50,000.00  Worth of New READY TO WEAK.  CLOTHING all made for this FAjLJ-  and WINTER TRlADE and especially  for MANITOBA and the NORTHWEST is offered for sale by Auction  and   by   CATALOGUE,   consisting, of  Men's Tweed and Worsted Suits' in  FINE GOODS,' well made and all up  to date, Youth's, Boys' and- Children's  Suits, Men's Tweed and Worsted Trousers, Boys' Knickers, Men's ' Vests,  odd Coats, etc., Melton and Beaver  Overcoats, Silk and Satin linings,  Men's Ulsters in Frieze and' Heavy  Tweeds, Boys' and Youths' Overcoats  and   Ulsters.  We, guarantee to offer and sell every line in  the Catalogue.  Stock on view-on Monday-preceding  sale.  Catalogues may be had from, the  Auctioneers at Toronto and Montreal or from DONALD FRASER &  CO..   WINNIPEG.  ���������r:y^  SUCKLING    &    CO.,  tioneers,     TORONTO,  WINNIPEG.  Trade    Auc-  'MONTREAL.  THE NATIONAL LIFE  ASSURANCE CO. OF CANADA  Issues an Ideal Policy.  write to NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK ,  Mgrs. Manitoba and N. W. ~., .  Winnipeg:, Man. .  Or to ROUT. DICKSON, General'Agent,- ,  Winnipeg, Stan.  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue  60o illustrations mailed free. Write us for anything'in Music or Musical Instruments.  ���������  ���������n-_-i��������������� ��������� ��������������������������� Jfr n������    Toronto,Ont.,and  Wnaley Royce ������ CO.,       Winnipeg; Man.  ^^pi^LS^mm^,  Manufactured bv THOS. IEE, Winnipeg,'���������  Western Canada:  Business  The Forum,  Winnipeg, Man.  College  Might Change His Mind.  The late Sir Frank Lockwood was defending a man accused of swindling and  in an eloquent peroration talked of his  much injured client as an angel of light.  When Sir Frank had finished his  speech, his client whispered that he  wanted to shake hands with him. "When  first my solicitor told me what he was  paying you,"- said the client, "I grumbled,  but since I have been listening to you I  have come to the conviction that the  money was well spent, and I apologize.  That half hour talk of yours about me  has done me good.  It is many years since  have experienced the luxury of self  respect, and it is worth the money."  "Oh, that's all right." said Sir Frank  genially, "but you take my advice and go  out of court. Sir Edward Clarke, the  .awyer on the other side, is just going to  speak."  One of the Evils of Drink.  "Intemperance is a dreadful thing,"  said the earnest citizen.  "Indeed it is," answered Mr. Van  Diggle, who Is an enthusiastic wheelman. "Why, sir, it is intemperance  that causes people to strew the street  with all these broken bottles."���������Washington Star.   Minard's Liniment Cnres Garget, in t Cows.  A Favorite *Wlth  the Ladles.  "The census man was so kind. He  didn't ask me bow old I was."  "He didn't?"  "No. he just asked me what year I  was born in."-  Best Systems.     Capable Staff.  Individual Instruction.  Evening classes now organized. A course in  our college will cost you lrom >_ to % the.time  arid money you will have to spend in oilier business colleges for the same degree of efficiency  86.per cent of our graduates are holding good  positions.   Write for catalogue.  W. A. SIPPKELIi, B. A., Principal. '  Catholic Prayer g^bXTKS:  nlars, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders receive prompt attention. JJ, _ J, S_llM&C0.,l0_tieal  |g     EVERYTHING . . .  Too Wine to Let Go.  "Why can't you afford a vacation trip.  Billy?   You need a rest."  "A rest? When I go away for a week  the other boys iu the office nile ud three  weeks' work on me."  A Prejudiced   VleW..  "What is coeducation, ma?"  "It is education which gives girls a  mance to show that they are smarter  ban boys."-   UtiTHCrAMA " BEL.IANOE CIQAR  ���������" I UbL"AI> A,     FACTORY, Montreal  We never know what we can do until we have failed to make somebody  else do it for us.���������Indianapolis Journal.  A Reflection Upon Robbins.  Deacon Short���������Robbins gave me a  lead quarter when I asked him to  dbange a dollar for me.  Friend���������Did you get after him about  It?  "dh, no. I d'du't hove any trouble in  passing it.   HOTEL BALM0RAI,Mp?r5SauLPFTS^ea:  W. N. U.  288.  Did yon ever use Acetylene Gas?  THE  ONTA11IO  ACETYLENE   GAS   GENERATOR  Is the best, the only reliable, and the most  durable generator in Canada. Works automatically; requires no attention while working.  Trie Nortl-West Acetylene Gas Company,  312 Princess St., Winnixcg, Man. Agents Wanted  ���������*.y__F0R THE PRINTER  /  Wo keep a large Stock always on  hand of  TYPE  PRINTERS'  MATERIAL  AND  We can fit out Daily or Weekly  Papers or Job Outfits on a  few hours notice.  We also supply BEADY-PBINT9,  STEEEO-PLATES and  PAPER  AND  CARD STOCK  I TORONTO TYPE  FOUNDRY CO.,  LIMITED  wmmsm  xmsiii  t:XM0B  XXXMsi  ���������":���������' all &r$3$0i  - '������������������'-... ,-.:���������.:.r.;'..3T  ���������?.*;-i-if.y'.SftS-SM  ' 9 ^."���������-.".--."-.^'i.'.i.Y.LSS^  --'-���������?'-v.!*- .t.-',r -if '7.-^',y.^i*r  i:r,.:;.vS:;S:,5%Yite  isilff  mm  m  MM\  r  ?���������������������������������������������������������������������������������CC'Ce���������CCC"���������eC  J  ������.n. THE   CUMBERLAND  NEWS  Issued Every   "Wednesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  EDITOR  The ooluuins of The News are open to .-.11  who wish to express therein views ol mau-  ereof public interest.  While we do not hold oureelvea roBponsi-  ��������� ble for the utterances of correspondents, we  reserve the right of declining to iubert,  ooiuinuuicacions uanecessirily peruonally,  WEDNESDAY,   OCT.  31.������t, 1900.  *  :  CITH  iB  ir  ���������TO-  William Sloan.  To William Sloan, Esq.  8lR:-rWe the undersigned Elector- of  Vancouver Electoral D'siricr, feeling that  the interests of British Columbia have been  fcubordinnt-d to the expediencies of the East  and having confidence that as our Representative you would ever keep the deminds  ti our Province to the front and be able to  ensure adequate attention being paid to the  more special needs of our District, do hereby  re peetfully request tbas you allow your  name to be placed la nomination as a cau-  did&te to ooutest this constituency at th*.-  forthcoming Dominion, Elections; and we  hereby pledge you our hearty support, and  ptOHniite to , use all -*iair .and ' honorable  . nietbodt* to secure your election, should you  ���������'���������/"-aee lit to accept this requisition.  X.i. Sign d.  Charles Allen, Charles Santy, John Parkin, William Edmonds,   John A.   Johnson,  John   White,    Thomas   Jenkins,   William  Neave,.    Jamea     Ifodgldnson,     Bi-njamiu  - V<.n*8,.0   C. Hansen,  Authony   Anderson.  '        John Riley,   William; Hoult,   E'.l. Uibdon.  1'et.t-r   Woodburn,    Wm.    Smith ��������� and   385  others.  , To tub Signers of3the above Requisition:  Ges'ijlkmj-n;���������  i I response  to   your   penerous request  I b<'g to announce myself   a    candidate   for  Ibis District in tha   approaching   Dominion  ��������� Election.  la doing qo I wish to express my deep appreciation of your confidence and to record  at >nce my complete occurrence in lh<.-  pub'.ic vi. Wd expressed in the r. quisition  I a i convinced that the just demands of the  West can only be secured by its representatives siuking partisan considerations and  taking a firm united stand for our rights.  Both parties when in power have failed to  recognize-or have deliberately ignored the  importance of our local interests. Accordinglywhile I am a Liberal; I prefer, nevertheless to^be loyal rather to this Province  than to party, and will therefore press for  the 3Xclu������ion of Asiatics, larger repr-?**en-  tation, an equitable return of the enormous  revenue contributed to the Federal Ex che -  quer by this province, and a fair cousider-  ���������iion of the preasing needs of our developing conditions irrespective of party exigencies.        .���������'���������'.,.'���������..  If elected I will heartily co-operate with  my fellow members in any effort o to secure  these objects.  I Intend to take an early opportunity of  explaining to the Electors my views on.the  .general issuers of the campaign. In the  meautime I may say in a word that I am in  favor of Government Ownership of Railways  and Telet-rapr.3, reduction ot Royalty on  Yukon Mines, Revision of Yukon Administration, Direct Legislation, application ot *  ef2ht hour law to all Dominion work?, compulsory Arbitration in disputes between  Capital aud Lr.bnr, ReducMon of Tariff on  all impo! ���������".-��������� <"ntering into-tho development of  our natural resources, ail measures calculated to cement the Empire, and every well  advic d bti:j. tending to the advancement  and. general prosperity of our District  Province and Dominion.-  Yours faithfully,  WILLIAM SLOAN.  Nanaimo, Sept. 10, 19C3.  ASTRAY ON MY PEEMI ES.!!  ONE RED STEER, branded X.  Owner may recover same by  proving property and paying  costs and charges of advertising  and damage.  M.GIBSON,  o&t3 Sand wick.  p  Wholesale    Wine ,. and    Liquor     Merchants.  NA'NAI  o  13... C.  Direct Jrnport  hibes ieo oeeh sums  u-'nusk-'juwn-vt ' t  of Why ic and McKay, G i ���������"���������"������������������* go a- Special Scotch Wliifhy,  Jas.-Watson & Co., Dundee. G'cnli'.'ef.  R. McNisli & Co., Glasgow, Dr. Special.  AI. Demei.ira and Jamaica Rum,  Guiness' Stout ancl Bris.-;' Ale.  French Cognacs in the very best qiialiliei.  Poit, Slrcrry, Clarets, Etc., Etc.  ALWAYS ON  BAND���������A Carload of   Hiram    Walkers    &    Son's    Rye    Whiskies.  CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED, p. O. EOX 14  McMillan fur &'wool-co.  EXPORTER;;   *\?-'fi������  IWPOBTfRS.  .   '   ^GO-? (2, First Aye. So'.-th, HimeapquvBim;- *  jSTWr-ria. for- Oar GSra'ciIar and-Sao the Prices-V9fo Pay.-^s  mMmmiiMnr.invaram ���������ra.yjra"C-,,-f-isHra.i'tt*an^^ ;v-jrva!iu  WANTED  A   NUMBER    OF   PIGEONS   of  purchase.  1   Charles Scott,  Quartsrv\ ay House,  stl2c Nanniino, B.C.  (Extension)  TH  LOTS FOR SALE,  Apply io,  mioiiKi  :L. W, NUN INS.  rewerji  Fresh Lager Beep  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE  BEST   IN THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will l>o paid for information  leading  to  conviction  6  persons witholding or destroying any   kegs  belonging  to  this   com pan v  HE NRY RE IF ML,   Manager.  ������TT'  -c���������w-j^-������������rlrt-ry^%Jfv������CT"a^rnwM "1*yui?amK*������������?g!!*1*nj*:^asaKrxivvittyKrTmrrtsta't .i*-*jwjy������������w-i  -AT-  J33H    %&&  .yvr  Under    auspices     of.  tocJ^u������cwu:.--B3&_xn--^ tsxz weZttziijumeze&i^s&w&MLX&Deas&B ,  ill  i  OET OUll  l'l'ICES- AND   THUMS ON  Pianos and  Organs  BEJFOKE OKDERING ELSEWHERE.  M. W   Waitt & Co.  Victoria, B.  C. '   -  The oldest and most itiioTole houte in the  Province.  Chas.  Segrave, Local Agent,  Cumberland, B   C.  SuWigFeitohifg,  FROM HEAVY   WINTER LAYERS.  Reack Lang^hans, $2  per sitting.  Black   Minorca.-, $2   per   si-ting.  Barred'Plymouth Rucks,   $1   per  sitting.-  E. PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  .-.spinait & 'KanaiM7if.  "~ ���������������������������    - ��������� --r',     |I*'"MIV ��������� -1 ������    ���������    W *.       1 .     -    Vi.1!   '^?** . \ 1  _.-. ���������-���������.���������r-.-ry-jy;"-;-:-,-���������;\ 'i.^ikJS-������'t*-"-"s--i   ". ���������  ?J^^.'"~^WT^C>fi.ami-i,. _,^-,Vnv.".;"    "1"  ." z-?" ���������   ' -  VICTORIA COMOX   KOU-TE.  Taking  Eff,Jet" Tuesday,   Oct.   16th,  1000.  S. S. "Oity of Nanaimo.'  Sails from Victoria Tuesday, 7  a.m. for Nanaimo and  Way ports.  Sails from Nanaimo, Wed'rir-  day 7 a. m.; for Union Wh.;r?,  Comox and Way ports.  Sails from   Comox    and   Union  Wharf, Thursday 8 a. m.   for- Nanaimo and Way ports.  y Sails from Nanaimo,' Friday - 4  a.m. for Comox and Union Wharf  direct.  Sails from   Comox  and    Union  Wharf,Friday 6 p. m. for Nanaimo  direct.  Sails from   Nanaimo,   Saturday  7 a.m. 'fur Victoria and Way ports.  FOR Freight- tickets   and Si a e-  roim Apply on board,  GEO. I/. COURTNEY,  Trafiice Manag-er.  Black Diamond Inrsery  QUARTER WAY.WellingtoiiRoad  HUTCHSESQI  k -PERRY.  20,000 Fruit Trees to choose from.  Iiarge Assoi tment of Ornamental  Trees,. Shrubs and Evergaeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  8l2tc P. O. BOX,  190.  FINE  Job Printing  ���������  DONE AT���������  The lews Office. !���������'I-Jt..a.t^g.-_������B  -O  f.  ���������������  VI/  /IS  BY  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of "A  Woman's Love,"      k'i_,  "Woman   Against Woman," .10^  *(>���������������. ���������    '-Her F-.v.'til Sin," Etc. i>^  '^*%3 :S^'^^ 'JS---.S** ���������S'* ������fr _������-^  CHAl'TUU XXVI.  AU>VT OOKDY Gl'KATlA'  I'U/./.I.KD.  We , left Man Id sou tod at Aunt  Cordy's foot, will. Cyril Oniisby'e let-  ler still  in her  riniifl-  Tlio genii. > m uiiior of tlio old lady,  tho intensity of lovo which was evi-  dont in ihe softonod tonos of hor voice,  aiid in" the "touch of tho hand which,  while sho spoke, caressed -the beautiful  f -girlish head that was bent down upon  hop knees, quite conquered Maud; and  ihe proud spirit that would have rebelled against any authority that was  'h'l.rshly used, gave way at once when  ill us   appealed   to.  '���������Oh,   uunt���������clear  aunt!"     Maud   said,  still unable  to  restrain her tears;  "how  wrong  it  was1 of  me  not  to  have told  ���������you   of   this   before!"  "���������'There   is,  no   harm     done���������no   harm  that cannot be  remedied; of that I am  sure; though  I  cor'l have wished .that  'ray own   dai-l'Wg,   v. y pet of  pets,   had  trusted   to  mei 'fro;-*  the  first."  "I never doubted your love for me,  Aunt Cord.v���������oh, never���������not oven for a  ���������moment"!    And for him, I know that you  'would   love  him;  too,   when "  "Y.es, yes, dear; we will speak of  that after we have road the letter; or,  rather, that you have read it t������ one,  for iny eyes"���������Aunt Cordy had a sight  Hike a hawk's���������"are, not what tihey  ���������avere."  Sro*re> I'eaits, more caresses; and-then,  "with a voice trembling with emotion,  Maud read aloui her lover's  letter:  "Dearest Maud:  "It is no mere impulse of tho moment  ���������that has  induced me  to  write this let-  'ter.    To-morrow,' or   .the next day.    >as  .Dr.   Cameron   informs   me,   1   shall   be  -strong  enough   for  removal   to   Ormsby  Towers.     Before  quitting   Oakwoods   I  emu-cat   your   permission   to   ��������� spea.k   to  ycur  aunt,   Miss   Fancourt,    and   make  confession openly,  and  without reservation  of   my  love   for  yon    .Maud,   dear  Maud,   do   not   refuse   your   consent   to  this.   I   love you  so   fondly,   so  dearly,  that  life   without   you     wouid   be   unendurable: and when life has ceased to  be a  happiness,   to  exist''  is  a   punish-  in out.   Therefore,   I  implore   you   to  let  me break the  matter���������a matter of life  or death  to  me���������to your  aunt.     I  cam-  cot think���������I dare not chink���������that a love  so entire and  pure as  mine,  is  without  some  return-     Do   not,     then,     let   me  leave  Oakwoods  without  the  assurance  that  I  may  hope.    And,  in   (hat hope,  let me at once speak to Miss Fancourt.  She, I feel sure, will see no insurmountable obstacle to our union.    I write thria  from" a   sick   bed,    with     a  throbbing  -heart,   and   a   trembling  hand.     Be  my  '   -wif(-,  Maud���������my wife! and the  life you  ������bless shall be dedicated to you entirely,  .fts-eh day, each hour shall be devoted to  "-:the study of your happiness; but I pray  you, .for very pity's sake, do not torture  "-* me by uncertainty.   Upon  your answer to  - cb.is '.letter will depend  the future of  ������ '-Cyir.il   Ormsby."  It 'must   not   be  supposed     that    the  " above letter was road by M.aud as liow-  ��������� ; ingly a-s  we  can  now  read  it-   Ah.   no,  '-poor  child!  it  came  anything   but  tinp-  ���������..': pingly ��������� from her. .tongue,  and  was pua>  ,  -.tuate'd by sobs.  -Each  word to her had its vtvlue, and  'roT.nd a response in her heart..  ,. Annt   Go-rdy   smiled   and '   shook   her  head.-  "There   is   quite   enough   of   temptation,' my dear, in this one world that we  inhabit,   without   increasing  it  by   even  .'half the  number you  name.-   Now  tell  .'.mo when and where you  first met Mr-  "Qnnsby.     It  is   my duty   to   ask;   it is  .yo-ur-s. to   tell   uie.    We   are  two   weik  woinon,   quite   alone in   the   world,   and  must mutually  support each other. It is  ���������for your ..good  I  ask it."  "I  will  keep   nothing  back,   aunt;  bedsides,   it  is   not   Cyril's   wish   that   you  * should'be told-everything?"  Then, with  her  hands   rightly' clasped   and   resting  in her aunt's lap, Maud  told  from first  to   last   the   st-cy   of   hor   m-vcti ng   and  ' the growth of -the love between her 'and  Cyril Ormsby.  "And you  love him?-Oh,  Maud, don't  -say that  you   love-him'"  "But, indeed, I do, aunt; I love him  with  all  my  hea-f. Why  shouldn't  I?"  It  was   therefore,   witii  extreme   surprise   that   Maud   saw   her   aunt,   after  vain endeavors  to  speak,   loan   back  in  her chair and cover her faco with her  'hands.  "Oh. Aunt, wlrat is the matter? What  have I done to distress you  so?"  Miss Fancourt clasped her niece to  her breast-  "My own darling! You have been im-  vpnident;  that is  all.     Ah.  my  foreboding  was  not   without  foundation,   after  -all!    Wo-u'ld we had never returned to  "tliis place!"  "Why, aunt, I wag never so haip-py  as I have been here! I lovo England  far, far beyond any other place that  I have seen."  "Do you know anything against Mr-  Ormsby?"   asked   Maud,   nervously.  "I know but little of Mr. Ormsby personally;   but  there  are  reasons   why   I  -must,,   for the   present,   not  only   refuse  my consent to such an union as he pro-  p< ses. but, relying both upon your af-  lection and duty, implore you not to'  bind yourself in any,way to what hereafter you may shrink from,, with . teT-'.  ���������i-or.".   '       " ...'.-���������    ' ''-.'.'  .;���������  "I do not understand you. I Would  not willingly disobey you. Aunt Cordy.  Has Mr.  Ormsby  committed  any crime  which "  '"No, no!" interrupted Miss Fancourt'  "Heaven forbid that I should say one  wc rd against him! Thi.-. letter" (she took  it from, hor niece's hand as she spoke)  "id tho letter of u nmn of honor and a.  gentleman. Give mo your consent to  speak upon the'contents of this let'.er to  him. It is my wish���������it is my duty to  do  so-"  "Am I to have no voice in the matter? I am not a child. Aunt Cordy;  and, when necessity occurs, ,ca.n both  think  and  act for myself."  "No such 'necessity has occurred."  was the calm reply; "if I interfere :n  anything, it will not be from any wish  to exert despotically those powers which  havo hem placed in my hands, but to  secure; your future, as well as your present, happiness., Can you doubt me,  Maud?"  She   held   out     her    hands.       Maud  cl.-!"-pod them in both of hers, and raisei  th(-m to her lips.  "And  you  will  be'patient?"  "P-s-tient,  and hopeful���������for I trust in  you-" r,  An hour after Miss 'Fancourt was  seated by the bedside of Cyril Ormsby.    ,  Both   faces   were     in     shadow,     and  spoke   very   low���������almost   in   whispers-  ', But once, and once only, was one of  the voices raised.    It was Cyril Ormsby  who spoke fiercely' and firmly.  "It is a lie!" he said���������"a base, cowardly, cruel lie! An hour ago. Miss  Fancourt, I had but one aim in life���������  the happiness of Miss Maud Willoughby. I have now a double task before  me���������to clear .her mother's name from  all reproach, while I vindicate a father's  honor   and   my   own.','  On the evening of the next day,  when Maud returned from her a.fte.*-  ni*on ride, she found, to hor surprise,  that Mr. Cyril Ormsby had departed  suddenly, under the care of Dr. Cameron.  Little Annie Hyland.  The photograph of Little Annie Hyland  and her doll Victoria recalls a pleasant incident in connection with the Canadian Pacific  Railway employees' patriotic fund. The  little lass is the eight-year-old daughter of  Mr. James Hyland- a Canadian Pacific Kail-  ONE  OF SOTHERN-S  PRANKS.  way engineer, residing tt Streetsvillc .Junction, and when' the patriotic fund wa3  launched she was so much interested in it  that she sent all the money she had been  saving for a doll to the'fund, with a pretty  letter. The committee of .tile 'employees at  Montreal were so touched by its terms and  the child's self-sacritice that they bought  her as fine a doll as could be got in Canada.  CHAPTICE,  XXVII.  A RECEPTION AND A DISMISSAL.  Two o'clock was sounding from the  clock-tower of Oakwoods, as the carriage and pair containing the Scratton  family drew up at the  terrace steps.  Somewhat to Mr- Scratton's surprise,  and greatly to Mrs- Scratton's vexa-,  tk n, no preparation had been made to  receive them; but a groom came lounging down the steps, and, in answer to  an inquiry of Scratton's informed him  that the principal entrance was seldom  or ever used except bjr- visitors of distinction, and that" the coachman must  take a curve to the left to gain, if he  so   desired,   the   other   entrance.   '  "Here,   stop,     you     fellow!"     roared  Scratton,   as   the   groom   after     having  ii dicated  the  road,   was   turning; away.  The man thus summoned stopped, and  again  faced  round.  "I suppose you're a stranger in these  parts?"  "Why  so?"  "Because, when people hereabouts  speak to me, they're in tlie habit of  touching their hats."  "More's the pity," was the blunt rer-  ply. "My name is Job Ashmead, and it  was my grandmother whom your ja.sk-  al Verulam Gritt got committed t'otiheir  day for picking up a few dry sticks  outside your park gate. You're very  fci.-d of boastin' that you was born, in  a workus, and I can tell you it was  that same old grandmother ������' mine who  nursed  you   when  you  was there."  The groom, having \ fired his -hot,  touched his hat to t>ne coaciiman and  moved quickly away, followed t>y a  sibower of expletives from the man, of  troattth, which were' brought to an ab~  ri'pt conclusion by the stopping of the  carriage.  A tall and very stately gentleman,  middle-aged, and carrying what Mr-  Scratton called the aristocratic, type in  his not too expressive physiognomy, advanced, opened the carriage-door and  let down the steps.  Mrs. Scratton descended first, to  whom the splendid Boodle vouchsafed  the support of his arm; for, hated as  the whole family was for rapacity and  meanness, Boodle, who prilled himself  on his gallantry, never forgot what waa  due to the  "sex."  Scratton leaped out, still fuming at  the impertinence of the groom, an 1,  taking* no notice of Boodle whatever,  walked  straight into  the house.  Not so Adolphus. That sprightly  youth, superbly got up, and oiled and  curled for the occasion, after tho fashion  of Mr. Tennyson's well-known Assyrian  bull, had secretly much enjoyed his  father's altercation with Job Ashinoul;  for, as he afterwards informed his  friend and confidante of the "Dog and  Duck," "it did him no end of good to  hoar some one pitching into the old  "mi!" and that morning, while the toilet  of the female Scratton was being male,  a discussion upon pecuniary matters had  arisen between father and son, in which  the former had given the latter the  rough side of his tongue. "So, you nee.  Cissy" (the young lady at the Dog and  Duck" was named Cecilia). "I was delighted when he got it buoy by deputy."  "I wonder what she'll have on?"  thought Seraphina Scratton, all in a  flutter of expectation, as,  together with  THE TURF RECORD.  A>naconcla holds the Cleveland track  record for the season, with a mile in  2:0Gi4. ��������� ' \  Foote has worked his Chamber of  Commerce candidate. The Private, a  half in 1:03%.-. ������������������ *������*  -. .  It is reported that Henry Titer intends to try Arion. 2:07%. and Peter  the Great. 2:07*4, to pofc~next year.  Abbie X, 2:23V_V by Hexameter, darn  Abby, 2:20, by George Wilkes, lias  been shipped to a prominent horseman  in Austria.  Coney, 2:0714, has not had the hopples on this year. He has been in  2:0S:/_, the last quarter in 31 seconds,  in his work.  Frank Coyner of Delaware, O., has  a filly by Lagonda Chimes, out of Lady  Ruth, which is .entered in $52,000  worth of stakes.  Four(trainloads of horses, consisting  t)f 1,500. head, were shipped from Bon-  ham. Tex., to New Orleans for South  Africa a few days ago.  - For the five months eliding May 31  tho United States exported 10.477  horses to England against 14.002 for  the same period last year.  Bonnie Direct, the green colt in  Keating's string at Cleveland, sired by  Direct, out of Bon Bon, by Simmons,  stepped a mile the other clay in 2:11.  Bay Star, 2:23V_. by the pacer Kentucky Star, 2:08V_. Penn Valley farm's  M. and M. candidate, is said to be  showing Jack Kinney free for all  speed.  The following nine horses obtained  new records at Point Breeze: Pacers,  Montauk, 2:16V_; Paul Revere, 2:17%;  Jay Wilkes, 2:19%; Allezeitt. 2:21; Jimmy's Girl. 2:21%. Trotters, Winni-  fred M. 2:18%; Santon. 2:19y2; Patrice,  2:20; Laddis, 2:27.  Crito, a 4-year-old. by Falmont,  2:14%, has been a half this year in  l:09:/_. This youngster was one of  the sensational 2-year-old trotters of  the spring of 1S0S and gave Scott McCoy quite a scare when he raced away  from The Merchant. 2:20. at Omaha.  An   Acrobat'*   Leap   That Won   Ap-  '.,'��������� planse and. a. DiHcharge as Well.  The elder Sothern once was acting the  herb in- a romantic play which required  his leaping from a window in a tall  tower to the stage below, where he  alighted on a mattress' behind a wooden  rock and immediately made off rapidly  into a forest. One night he hurt his  ankle and vowed he would leap no more.  Accordingly, the next day his manager  hired a professional circus performer' to  do the actual leap, while the actor  should slip back under cover of part of  the tower wall and descend by a safe  but unromantic ladder to his dressing  room. ' ' .  The manager provided the circus man  with' a costume precisely like Sothern's  and sent him to the theater to practice.  The man made the jump and set up a  loud complaint.  "What's the row?" inquired a young  member of the company who happened  to bo at the playhouse.  "Why, look here," exclaimed the professional, "this 'ere drop is too easy. A  man with a wooden leg and two glass  eyes could do, it. Now, if they'd lot me  turn two somersaults in the air as I  came down I wouldnjt make no fuss."  "Capital!" cried the actor. "Do it."  "You think the^ old cove wouldn't  mind?" said the athlete doubtfully.  ."Mi������d!" returned the young player.  "Why,- he'd be tickled to death and  probably raise your salary as well."  That evening when the part of the  performance was reached wherein the  hero took leave' of the heroine Sothern  was gratified to see his substitute crouching-in the shadow of the casement ready  to leap.  "Love, good night���������good night!" cried  Sothern.  "Stay!" pleaded the heroine, clinging  around his nock. "Stay! That leap is  death!"  "Nay, nay, sweet, 'tis honor. I leap,  'tis true, but what in my heart doth boar  me up? Thine image, lovo! .Good night  ���������good night!"  He kissed her frantically on the forehead, tore himself from her embrace and  rushed across the open space into the  shadow. "Jump!" he hissed between  his teeth. Out into the air shot the  circus man, whirled around twice like  the 'flywheel of a steam engine and lit  like a bird on the highest point of the  rock. The-applause came in thunders.  The man bowed stiffly and walked off  into the wings witti his arms' folded.  The acrobat's salary, however; was not  raised, and that was his last appearance  at that theater.���������London Telegraph.  her to Robert Bonner for $40,000, when  he had been offered ������100,000, there -was  a good deal said about his desire to get  the phenomenal' trotter in the hands of a  man who would take good care of her.  The fact is that Mr. Vanderbilt was willing to sacrifice $00,000, to even up matters with Mr. Stone. And if this was expensive revenge for Mri Vanderbilt it  ,was even more expensive for Stone, for ,if  he could have repurchased Maud S at  that time he could have cleaned up $250,-  000 with her."  VANDERBILT'S REVENGE.  THE GLASS  OF   FASHION.  Crepe de chine is a popular material  for wedding gowns.  Trim your dimity gowns with hemmed frillings of White point d'esprit  accordion plaited.  Some very swell bathing suits are  made of black satin. With a colored  linen collar and vest.  Mohair is the favorite material for  bathing suits in black, blue and gray,  trimmed with a band of white mohair  striped with braid.  A pretty skirt for,"cycling is made  with a rather deep yoke pointing down  in front and at tho back, the lower  part being box plaited on to this.  Jeweled neckband brooches, pins for  the hair, which confine the short locks  at the back: neck chains and jeweled  or enameled belts are all very popular.  Serpentine insertions cut out of all  over lace and finished on the edge with  either black or white silk cord are used  to trim crepe de chine and veiling  gowns.  Two piece linen suits In white or  colors are all the rage, but their especial chic quality is in the fact that they  are tailor made, with exclusive smart-  nessy'in the finish. <���������  Very pretty fancy belts are made of  narrow bands of colored suede leather  joined at intervals with gold slides  over a satin lining. Velvet ribbon is  also used in this way.  One variety of sporting hat made of  coarse   but  tight   white  straw  has   a  her  husband, they followed Mr.   Boodle's    _iigutiy drooping brim, and a scarf of  tw'nkling  calves  up  the   stairs,   the de-  fcited   Adc-lph-.is   bringing   up   the   rear.  "Of course she'll make a show, but she  c; n't  beat satin at  a guinea a yard."  (To Be Ctontinned.)  He   Sacrificed   $00,000   to   Get   Even  With  Hor-iciuun   Stone.  "Ever hear the story Why the late W.  II. Vanderbilt paid odd change for Maud  S���������that is, whv the sum was $21,000 instead of, say, $20,000 or $25,000?" inquired a well known horseman. "There is an  interesting story back of that which has  never been printed, and as I had it from  Mr. Vanderbilt himself I'll bet a red apple it is all right.  "The sum which Mr. Vanderbilt ��������� was  to pay Captain George E. Stone of Cincinnati for Maud S was an even $20,000.  Before the mare was delivered Captain  Stone is supposed to have rued his bargain. Anyhow, he wrote to Mr. Vanderbilt that he had promised to give Bair,  the trainer of Maud S. $1,000 as an honorarium, and he thought Mr. Vanderbilt  ought to add this to what he-was to pay.  The presumption is that Stone thought  this marking up of the price would break  the bargain.  "One thousand dollars wasn't much for  a man like Mr. Vanderbilt, but that little  ruse made him just as mad as if it had  taken the last cent he had on earth. But  he was something of a David Harum  himself and knew a good piece of horseflesh when he saw it, and when he sent  Captain Stone his check for the mare it  was for $21,000 instead of $20,000.  "That's part of the story, but only the  least interesting. Afterward, when Captain Stone headed a 'syndicate to. buy  Maud S back from Mr. Vanderbilt and  was willing fo pay $100,000 for her, the  big railroad man still remembered the  $1,000 transaction, and the Cincinnati  people could not have bought the mare if  they had offered $1,000,000 for* her. -  "Of course, when Mr. Vanderbilt sold  . Courtesy.  Courtesy is, getting to be more and  more a thing of the past. Not only does  the majority neglect the thousand and  j one little politenesses,- but sneers and  snarls at those who still delight to give  the small evidences of breeding that  smooth the way of life.  It has come to pass that men are  ashamed tp take off their hats when talking with ladies or when in an elevator  filled with" women because they are  laughed at and have the accusation "affectation" hurled at them. When a man  or boy comes into your office nowadays,  he seldom takes off his hat or removes  the cigar or cigarette from his lips. You:  might go in a hundred drawing rooms tomorrow and not see a gentleman arise at  tho entrance of a lady into tho room.  All these 'are little things, but infrac������  tions of the great law that holds society  together. If a man becomes careless in  the little things, his carelessness soon extends to larger and more important  things.  Broken Window*.  The breaking of windows is due to  many causes, one of the most familiar-of  which, for instance, is found in the accidental throwing of balls against them in  play. But a glazier said he thought that  perhaps the most common cause of broken  windows would be found in the settling  of houses, with the result not of smashing out, as would often happen if something were thrown against the glass,  but of cracking it. This would, however,  amount to the same thing, a broken  window. '.   , -  When you are carving a turkey and  ask a visitor if lie prefers the light meat  or the dark and he answers that he  hasn't any nrcf-n,e-'*-e, give him the neck.  A Story From Real Life.  This little story comes from real life.  "Certainly she knows that she's not  my own daughter," said the tine looking  old gentleman in answer to an inquiry.  "I told hor that as soon as she was old  enough to understand. Thought it was  best.    Now she's going to be married.  "I've always thought that she was left  at my house by mistake, for there was  a rich man of the same name living up -  on the aveinio, and she would have bad  a finer home thero. But I owe everything  to tho'little witch, and she thinks just as  much of us as we do of her. When we  took her in that night off the step, we  found a string of beads about her neck,  fastened to a chain by clasps, mother  and  mo thinking they  were, glass.  "One day a lady called and said she  believed the heads were diamonds. L  laughed at the ideaj but mother took  them to a jeweler, aud he said every  bead was a fine solitaire. They were  my start.  "Sell 'em? Indeed we didn't. She'll  wear 'em at hor wedding and more with ,  'em. I was working then at common  labor for $1.50 a day. My boss took a  liking to me and ofA-red-ine a chance to  join him in a contract if I could find  some ready money. Mother and me took  the diamonds to a banker, and he let me  have the money ou them.  "We made a good thing on the contract. I kept right on that line*, doing  honest work, and now I'm what people  used to call rich. The girl has had  everything that a good girl wants, she's  happy as a lark, she has made us all  happy, and she's going to live right in  this block after she's married."���������Detroit  Free Press.  Hmt Be Pure,  "But, kind sir, have you no use for the  milk of human kindness?" asked the unfortunate person.  "Not unless it is clarified." answered  the health food consumer.���������Bintinior*  American.  INTENSE HEAT AND MANY DEATHS.  cream canvas with large moons of  some light color in silk scattered over  It is twisted around the cone shaped  crown.-  Dreadful Sufferings Among the Poor and the Weak���������  Low Vitality Unable to Hold Out Against High  Temperature ��������� Safety in the Use of Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food (Pills), the Great Blood and1 Nerve  Builder.  The very old, th**: very young, and many  in middle life, whos; health was at a low  ebb, met an untimely death in the hot wave  which swept <-ver this continent last week.  Ia this not an emphatic warning aigainat  allowing the system to become run down in  the summer time? You say: "I feel so weak  and tired," "I have lost all energy and ambition," "I don!t sleep well and cannot  digest my food properly," l,I am losing flesh  and have headaches." The fact is you are  depres.sed and debilitated by the summer  heat, vitality is running low, and you need  something to build you up, to enrich your  blood, and to put new life and vigor into  your body."  You cannot afford to neglect these danger  signals, which tell of a system breaking  down. You cannot afford to run the risk of  becoming a victim of nervous prostration,  paralysis, heartfaikire or insanity, when a  few boxes of Dr. Cease's Nerve Food (pills)  will thoroughly re-"tora you.  By its wonderfully invigorating, strengthening and life-8U3taining effects, Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food (pills) makes life worth living  even in the summer-time. It so fills the  body with pure, healthy blood and new  nerve force as to overcome disease and  its  depressing   symptoms, and  tortify the  system against tho debilitating   effects  of  excessive heit.  Mrs. E. McLaughlin, 95 Parliament street,  Toronto, states:���������"My daughter was pale,,  weak, languid and very nervous, her appetite was poor and changeable, she could  scarcely drag herself about the house, and  her nerved were completely unstrung, she  could not sleep for more than half an hour  at a time without starting up and crying out  in excitement.  "As she was growing weaker and weaker I  became alarmed, and got a box of Dr.  Chase's Nerve Food. She used this treatment for some weeks, and from the first we  noticed a decided improvement.. Her appetite became better, ahe gained in weight, the  color returned to her face, and she gradually  became strong and well* I cannot say too  much in favor of this wonderful treatment,  since it has proven such a blessing to my  daughter."  The enormous saL of Dr. Chase's Nerve  Food (pills) attests its popularity. People  everywhere are loud in praise of this great  restorative. Imitators do not dare to reproduce the portrait and signature of Dr. A. W.  Chase, which are on every box of the genuine. Fifty cents a box at all dealers, or  Edmanson, Bates &Co., Toronto.  %  %  ������!  ���������*/     - /  a  WE  FORGET.  So many tender words and true  We meant to say, dear love, to you;  So many things we meant to do,  But we forgot.  The busy days were full of care;  The long- night fell all unaware;,  You passed beyond love's pleading- privet  While we forgot.  Now evermore through heart and brain  There breathes an undertone of pain;  Though what-has been should be again.  We would forget.  We feel, we know, that theTe must be  Beyond'the veil of niystery  -Some place where love can clearly see  And not forget.  . ���������Ada Foster Murray in Harper'-".  THE BUSHRANGER'S  TREASURE,  Copyj-fflht, 1900, by Ervin Wardman.  Among the instructions given me whey  ,    I engaged as sheep herder in New South  Wales was to stand neutral between the  bushrangers   and    the . mounted    police.  ���������This was the only way to get on with the  latter and avoid being murdered.  I had been out on the sheep range  /about four weeks when I met my firsl  bushranger. " It was just at daylight, and  1 was cooking my^ b'"cakfnst when three  men.rode up to the hut and dismounted*.  'J>ey entered the hut and looked me over  for. a minute in silence. Then the leader  said: .  'Toil are a new man on the range, I  see, but I think you are up to'things. If  you, play us fair, you need have no fear.  Can you get us some breakfast?"  I was considerably rattled over the arrival c of such guests, but I put a good  face on it and cooked for'them until they  were satisfied. They had whisky with  thorn and also plenty of cigars, and they  were in no hurry to leave. .  Just.at dusk on the previous day, as I  learned from their conversation, they had  - held up a stage 50 miles away aiid then  , "had ridden all night. As booty they had  about ������100 in cash, three watches ,and a  woman's earrings and finger rings. They  were not at all shy of talking beforejne  and at me. They were headed for a big  ravine to the, west and about'five miles  away, where a camp had been made and  a fourth man was waiting for them.  They asked when the police had called  last, how much travel there was on the  highway and many "other questions, and  I got a gqldpiece to pay for' their enter-  < tainment.  /-   They had ridden so far and. by sucE  devious ways that they, had no fear "of  the native trackers employed by the police and therefore made no effort to blind  their trail as they rode*off.  I saw to that, however.    Scarcely were  . they out of sight when I rounded up my  flock and drove my thousand sheep back  and   forth, across  the, hoof  prints  until  ,* they  were entirely  obliterated.    It was  well for the bushrangers that I did so.  At noon a squad of mounted police arrived.    They had not been in chase of the  , robbers, but had received orders to ride  out and head them off before they could  reach the ravine. .;.-_.>���������, ���������;,_.,  I was sharply questioned as-to':what;-  I had seen, and my evasive replies arous"-''-  ed the suspicion of the lieutenant ' in  charge of the men.- He coaxed and.  threatened by turns, but.I knew that to  give the bushrangers away was to bring  a knife to my throat, and no information  was obtained from me. Before riding  away the police made a circuit.,and but  for my care .they certainly would have  picked iip the trail. Next day they returned, having had their ride in vain, aud  they had not been gone an hour when a  bushranger appeared.  He was one of'my visitors, and I soon  found, that:. I had .undergone- an .unsuspected test. He had been left behind in  the scrub when the others rode away.  He had seen nje'blind, the trail, and he  also knew of the'vists of the police. Had  I played his gang faise he would have  been at hand to take a speedy revenge.  The man complimented me on my discretion and had a bite to eat before he  left, and during the next six mouths I  encountered the full gang several times.  I did no spying for them, and the information, I gave thenv was of little account.  I sought to follow my instructions and  stand neutral.  At length the country became too hot  for thorn. The police routed them o*.:t of  the ravine, and when two'had been killed  the others rode U:to the north country  and were heard of no-more.  It may have been two months before  the next gang appeared. This was what  was known as Red Joe's gang and numbered six men. Why they' called the  leader Hed Joe I never could learn. He  was not even a red haired man. On the  contrary, he had light hair, blue eyes, a  well cut face and would have passed  anywhere as a settlor above the ordinary  class. Every one of those six men had  been sent into penal servitude for murder or burglary, and some had served  seven or eight years of'their life sentences before escaping, but they were not  a tough looking crowd, so far as faces  went.  They came as all gangs came and went  without warning. The country was congratulating itself on being entirely free  from bushrangers and the police were  taking things easy for the first time in  three or four years when Red Joe's gang  worked down through the ranges and  made its first hold up within 15 miles of  my hut. Five settlers who were returning from some sort of public meeting  were held up and relieved of everything  of value. The robbers had poor horses,  and the settlers had good ones. There  was an exchange without consulting the  feelings of the settlers.  It was two hours after midnight on a  moonlight night that I was roused up by  tho arrival of tbe six. They were hungry  and wanted food.  When they had turned their horses  loose and crowded into my hut, I saw  the most famous bandit Australia ever  produced. In his two" years of ranging  lied Joe held up more people and reaped  more plunder than any' other robber did  in five, now many killings were'placed  to his credit I do not know, but they certainly numbered a score, and five or six  of his victims belonged to the police  force. ���������  "We want as good a meal as you can  get us, my man,", said Red Joe as he  looked me over, and that was about all  that was said to me during the two  hours they were, in the hut. It was taken for granted that I was a neutral.  They ate, drank, smoked-and yarned,until daylight camei' I had-'caughf up their  horses for them, and as they mounted  tbe leader, gave me a sovereign. Th-r  did not ask me to blind their trail nor to  put the police on a false scent, but seemed to have confidence that they could  hold their own against any force.  In a week the police were after them,  and inside of, a month the gang was  broken up. That meant that two were  killed and the others scattered.  I had neither aided nor betrayed the  police, but it came about that I was  charged with the latter, offense, and, being arrested and taken before a magistrate, I was sentenced to three months in  jail. Wheu niy time had expired, I  was warned to "move ou," and I. went up  the"country a hundred miles and took  serviee'on a stock farm.  Red Joe had been making a name  meanwhile. With only a, single companion he had returned to the scene of, his  first operations and was pushing business  for all it was worth. Wheu finally driven out again, he rode to the,, south ��������� aiid  held his ground for six months. Then he  made>a long ride to the north'and terrorized a large extent of country for a time,  and he was working back when his career was cut short.  It is a curious coincidence that I cooked the-first breakfast for him.after, he  turned out and that the last supper he  ever ate was in my hut. I was herding  cattle now, but was- alone, as before. I  had just rounded, up- my herd for, the  night and was riding toward my hut to  cook ray meal when, two ..bushrangers  broke out of the scrub and waited for me  to'conie up. 1 took them for settlers at  first and'did not recognize Red Joe. till  he called out: - - -  "So it's you, is it, Fraser? When did  you exchange sheep for cattle?"  They wanted not only support, but information. When I had cooked for them,  Joe began asking'questions, and, to my  consternation, I soon found that the pair  had planned to hold up Major Burbauks,  my boss.  It was a distance of about 12 miles to  the house, and there were at least four  mon about the place. The major had a  nephew with him; thus making a force of  six, and I know there would be shooting  to kill. I told the fellows' plainly what  they might expect and did my utmost to  dissuade them, but was laughed at in a  good natured way.  They rode off about..9 o)clock. I was  tempted to cut iii ahead 'of them and  give the alarm, but as I planned it out -I  saw that they .were" watching'me too  closely. They were in good spirits as  they rode away, and Red Joe called back,  that they would breakfast with me.  As I learned afterward, they rode  straight for the house. Boldly they summoned the major to open tho door., He  fired through a window and killed Joe's  ,��������� comrade in his tr^c-k. When the alarm  , was raised, the four mon who slept in the  stables turned out and began shooting.  For a quarter of an hour it was six to  one. . Red Joe would not be driven away.  He fought from behind cover, arid he  fough.t;. in the open, and he killed one  ma'ri'jaiid wounded another. He had routed the< outside force when the major got  a bead on him and sent a bullet through  his lungs. '  Then tho bandit, still fighting, mounted his horse and drew off. "and no one  dared follow. With his life ebbing away  at every bound .of his horse, he rode  back to my hut. I heard him coming and  turned out- in time to help him off the  saddle. He did not'say a word until I  had carried him into the hut and laid him  on my bed and examined his wound.  Then he whispered:  "How bad is-it? Am I done for?"  I told him he was mortally "wounded.  I stanched the blood and gave him  brandy from his flask, ani. though he  rallied a little, it was only a rally. He  was silent for a long time and seemed  to be reflecting.   Suddenly he said:  ���������"Well, it1 had to come, and odds is the  difference. 1 have always said I wouldn't  be taken alive, and the police will find  only a dead man. I am going to do some-  thing" for yoils- Cot pencil-and, paper and  writedown what I say."  Ho anil his companion had cached their  plunder only a week before in one of the  foothills of Booinnrang mountain. He  said the money and jewelry would foot  up at least ������.10.000. Ho gave me the  clearest directions us to how to recover  it. and I wrote the words down as they  fell from his lips. An hour later he was  dead.  Next morning the'police camp galloping  up on his trail, and, though glad enough  to find him dead. they, were sorry that he  had escaped tho gallows. A. month later,  when I could got away without anything  being said. I headed across the country  for the mountain.  Without much difficulty I found the  ravine into which they had descended  with _ the treasure, but I scarcely had  reached the bottom when I realized that  the plunder never was to come into my  hands. There had been a landslide and  for a distance of 100 feet each way from  the .cache the ravine had been filled with  earth, rocks and trees to a depth of 100  feet. It would have taken an army of  men a year to clear that ravine, and then  a fresh fall would have been ready for  them. The plunder lies there today, nor  will the hand of man ever obtain it.���������  New York Press.  any suitable material which the bird happens to" fihd. ' String, hair, grasses and  plant fibers are often used, but I once  had the good fortune to find one which  was made entirely of silk. The thread  had been thrown from the windows of a  nearby tape mill, and Lord Baltimore  had' been clever enough to take advantage of a rare opportunity. The result  w*as that the lucky fellow provided a  very aristocratic home for his mate and  prospective family of little ones.���������Ernest  Harold Baynes in Woman's Home Companion.  ' Oddly N'imed,  A Mr. Hudson, who had made a Iarg*  fortune as a, dentist, had built a very expensive .country house near Dublin, but  of such an extraordinary construction as  to bid defiance to the criticism of th*  architect.  One day after dinner at Curran's this,  singular mansion became a subject of  merriment for his guests. The question  for their satirical .inquiry ��������� was, "What  was its order of architecture?" One said  it certainly was Grecian, another contended it was Saxon and n third that it  was oriental, when their host thus interposed:  "Excuse mo, 'gentlemen, you are all  wrong; it is Tusk-un. From tho irregularities of the mansion and from its proprietor being a dentist the Irish call it  "Snaggletooth   hall.' '/^London   Answers,  A CURIOUS INVENTION  THE    FAMOUS    CHESS    AUTOMATON  THAT PUZZLED THE SAVANTS.  A Game "VVIth Rape-Icon In Which the  Great   Emperor   Was, Badly   Snub-  ; bed���������How It Was'O'tcraled und Bow  .   the Secret Wan Discovered.  A  MINER'S ADVENTURE.  Telling? How IjLyVceia to Be  For ���������'  Hour or'S_LUnder a Gun.  w  A Feathered Weaver.  Of our feathered weavers the Baltimore oriole is undoubtedly tho most skillful. He swings his woven hammock at  the very extremity of some overhanging  branch, often in full view of the passerby, suite inaccessible to most of his enemies.     The   beautiful   nest   is  made  of  "Once upoika .flfoe," said a Colorado  mining expertrT.went rummaging around  my state looking for coal that was supposed to exist, and after a long trip in a  wagon  I  was nearing the railroad  station.    As I drove along the ridge of a  wooded hill I "was suddenly brought up  with a round turn by a man stepping out  of the bushes and sticking an ugly looking gun straight at'me.    The man told  me to throw,-up my hands, and that is  what I did.    Tfur_ man t told me to move  up past him tilt h& f-dio\me to stop.  This  I  also did,  his gun ��������� covering me  all  the  time.    Then  he climbed into the wagon  and sat on a box of mineral specimens I  was taking back to Denver with me.   He  never said a  word after he told  me to  drive on when he had seated himself, and  I   didn't' say   anything   at   first,   but   it  wasn't long until I couldn't stand it, with  him  sitting "there   so   dead   still   behind  me, so I ventured to speak.  '   "'Excuse me,, partner,' said *I as pleasantly as I could, 'but I would like to say  that if it's all the same to you I wish you  would sit here on the seat with ine.   The  old   gun   may   go   off,   and   it   wouldn't  make' it any pleasauter for me to get a  bullet in the small of the back.\v.  " 'Huh!' he grunted.'   'Are you armed?'  "I told him I was not, and he moved  up and sat down. beside me, keeping, his  gun ready for business.    As the wagon  topped   the   last   rise, .in   the  road   from  which   we   could   see" the   station   about  half a mile away he looked hard at me.  "���������'I'm   going   down   there    with    you.  young fellow,' he said, 'on a little business, and if you(say anything about me  to anybody  or speak of  me at all  and  any disturbance comes up I'll shoot you  first off.    Do you understand?'   .  1 "He was silent for the rest of the way,  and when we stopped and he got out he  told me to remember, and I nodded!   He  strolled over on to  the platform, and  I  went'to the stable  w*itl> my horses and  came back to the station.   . I went out  on the platform for air.    He had moved  down  to   the  far  end,  and   I  concluded  that I would move off in the other direction- toward   a   water  tank   I   noticed   a  coup'e of  hundred  yards  up the  track.  About the time I had my plans made a  handcar   came   down   with   six   section  hands on it who had seen me drive up to  the  station  with  the  man  and  his gun.  They   had   seen   him   loafing  about  the  platform and informed me that to their  notion he was a train robber, and they  proposed to run him in.    They.were entirely unarmed, however, and they knew  what it meant to tackle a fellow with a  gun, ��������� so  they   began  to  calculate  among  themselves how to get their man.  "The section hands moved down to the  platform, and as it was about noon they  got out their dinner buckets and began  looking around for a good place to spread  their lunch. One of the bands suggested  that they might get him dead to rights  by spreading their lunch over in his  neighborhood, and perhaps if he had  been hiding in the hills very long he was  hungry enough to ask to join them. The  proposition was accepted at once, and  tho cro*,-d wont over and opened up their  buckets. They asked me tp go along.  but I wasn't a bit hungry, though I was  as hollow inside as an empty barrel. My  friend, however, wasn't fooling that way.  for as soon as he saw the food spread  out temptingly before him ho wont right  up and asked if he couldn't havo a bite.  He ate like a man who hadn't eaten for  a long time, and he was soon so absorbed in it that he forgot his caution and let  go of his gun.  "In   a  minute  a   section   hand   had  it.  and in another minute they had piled on  top   of  him.   and   while  some   hold   him  others tied him, and.then they stood him  on  his feet and started  him oyer to the  platform to wait for the train.    I was a  good deal easier in my mind when I saw  the ugly cuss, fixed so as he couldn't train  his gun on me, but it did not add to my  comfort to have to listen to the fearful  way in which he cursed me for everything  vile  and   shameful  in   having  betrayed him.     Who  he  was  or what  he*  was nobody knew then, and I neter dijp  find out, but I guess he was a train#i(^b-  ber all right and got his dose, for I never saw or heard of him again, and I was  on the lookout for a good many years, because I knew if we ever met there was  going  to   be   shooting   to   kill."  The Doctor.  The doctor tells yop what to eat  And likewise what to wpar.  He checks each pleasure that you meet  And says "you do not care."  The doctor is a canny elf;  He warns us 'gainst diseases,  But wears his clothes to please himself  And eats just what he pleose8-  On July 5. 1S54, a fire broke out in the  old National thearer, which soon extended to the Chinese museum, separated  from it only by a narrow alley. In the  cestructiou of the museum was lost the  most famous automaton tbe world had  ever known, and yet, the fact passed unnoticed in the Philadelphia newspapers  of that day. The automaton elites player, like many of his human antagonists',  had outlived his day aud for several  years had occupied a recess in a small  room in a part of tbe building but little  frequented by visitors.   ���������  This famous automaton was constructed at Vienna in 17G0 by. Wolfung, baron  von Kempelen, a man of extraordinary  mechanical ability, a good naturalist and  an artist.  > The automaton consisted of a chest,  upon which was seated the figure of a  Turk. The chest was 3M> feet long. 2  foot broad and 2V_ feet high, placed on  casters, which enabled the exhibitor to  move it .from one part of an apartment  to another. The object of this arrangement was to show the spectators that no  trapdoor communicated with the chest.  Tho left arm of the Turk was hollow,  and through it ran a wire which communicated with the interior of the chodt.  where, by means of a lever, the operator  concealed within it was enabled, to give  every desired motion to the arm. hand  and fingers of the figure.  When the doors of the automaton had  boon closed, the operator began to make  his arrangements for the game. This he  did by- swinging the whole furniture of  the interior of the chest���������mock wheels,  machinery, etc.���������against the outer doors  and wtills of the box. so as to throw all  -the subdivided compartment into one  aparrment. By this moans he had room  enough to seat himself comfortably before the chessboard on which he played.  Thc-movos of the adversary of the Turk,  when'made on the board before tho figure,  wore communicated to the, occupant of  the chest by me.ans of wires connected  with, a number of disks inserted in the  lop of the apartment, and as soon as any  one of the pieces on the Turk's board was  touched the fact was communicated by  the corresponding disks being put in motion. The concealed chess player reproduced his opponent's moves oh his own  board, and when he was ready to reply  to them he made use.of the, left arm of  the figure for that purpose, as already  slated.  The automaton was exhibited in Vienna for some mouths, attracting a. crowd  of savants' from all parts of the empire.  ��������� Finally, the scientific aud mechanical pursuits of the baron having made sad inroads on his patrimony, he set out on a  tour through Europe with the object of  endeavoring to retrieve his impaired fortunes by giving exhibitions of his curious  invention in the principal cities on the  continent.  Before starting on his travels Von  Kempelen engaged the services of the  most skillful chess player he could find  to operate the automaton. To secure,  too. the Turk from all hazard of defeat,  ending of games wore only played, under  tho pretext that complete games( would  occupy too much time. A book containing a series of end games was always  handed to the opponents of the automaton, and they were allowed, their choice  of the white or the black pieces. Neither  iu -appearance could be fairer than this:  hut, tts a matter of fact, the positions  were so contrived that whoever took the  first move���������which the Turk invariably  claimed���������had a force won game.  When Baron von Kempelen died in  1S04. his son disposed of the automaton  to one Maelzel, court mechanic at Berlin, who occasionally exhibited it. In  1S09 Maelzel was occupying some portion  of the palace of Schonbrun, when Napoleon made it his headquarters after the  battle of Wagram. It was there that  the automaton played with the emperor  the now historic game of chess. Napoleon, who was a poor player, quickly  lost the game. He then challenged the  automaton to a second encounter. In the  course of the game he purposely made  a false move. The Turk bowed gravely  and replaced the piece on its proper  square. A few seconds later the emperor repeated liis maneuver, and with a  ���������-.iniilar result. But when the, thing occurred for tho third time the automaton  swept the whole of the chessmen off the  board. Allgaier. the inventor of the  gambit named after him. is believed to  have .boon the player who had the temerity to inflict so merit oil a rebuke upon  the "victor of a hundred battles."  Al-oat two years later Eugene Beau-  harn.-..'.s. then viceroy of Italy, witnessed  an exhibition of tho automaton at Milan.  His curiosity was so groat that he  bought, of Maelzel both the automaton  and the secret of his niechanifcn for 30,- '  (J00 francs. The prince, however, soon  tired of his piirchqse. and the Turk, relegated to a lumber room, passed the next  four or five years in inglorious seclusion.  In 1817 Maelzel bought back the automaton at the same price Prince Eugene gave for it. After exhibiting the  Turk for several'years in England and on  the continent Maelzel sailed from Havre  for New York in December, 1S25. Here  the automaton defeated the most skillful  American amateurs and became tbe sensation of tho day. During, the tour of  the Turk through the United States he  drew great crowds, and the pockets of  his owner became well filled.  But in Baltimore, by a curious accident, a discovery was made of tho fact  that some one was concealed in the automaton. The affair happened iu this  wise: One day two lads mounted on the  roof of a shed commanding a view of  the room to which the Turk retired after  the exhibition was over. On this occasion Maelzel. as soon as the audience  had dispersed,  rolled the automaton be  hind the curtain. Intent only on reliev**-  ing his ally from his irksome' confinement. Maelzel stepped to the window,  throw the shutters wide open and then',  returning to tbe automaton lifted the  top of the chest. From this hiding place-  there emerged, in full sight of the boys,  a man in his shirt sleeves. And so a1  .secret that* had baffled all Europe for,  nearly a century was at last made Dublic.-  bv~ two  American  schoolboys.-'  Not n Rat Terrier.  Officer Ned Scarlett of the Second' police district was riding to his home on an.  electric car one. morning,' and ns the car  siowed up at a crossing to allow some-  passengers to alight a woman rushed*  out from a. neighboring' house, screaming,  shrilly and beckoning to the officer.  Scarlett jumped off the car and.' hurried to the woman's assistance.  "What's the matter, ma'am?"' asked*  Ned.  "Oh, officer," shrieked the distressed'.'  female, ''there's a rat In myhouseT  Won't you come and kill it?"  "Excuse me. ma'am," responded S'car-r  lett. "'Tis many toimes Oi've bin towld?.  Oi was a 'tarrier,' and no ijoubt Oi am-  wan, but nivir can it be sid t'hot Officer- ���������  Scarlett domnnod himself bynssumin th''  dooties av a 'rat tarrier.' ' Goo' day.,  ma'am."  And with a dignified wave of his baton*  Scarlett remounted the car.���������Cincinnati  Enquirer.  Heady For a Substitute.  Old Scotch ministers had a keen sense  of humor apart from the Doric altogether.  One   of   the  best   stories   that' could   be;  quoted in this connection is tliat told of  Dr. Gilchrist, formerly of Greenock, but'  who  was   minister of  Canongate,   Edinburgh,  when he died.  A rather cocksure'  young* man .was .officiating  for hiin  one,  Sunday, and on going to the vestry the-'  doctor   found (his   substitute   robed   and  ready for the pulpit.    In the course of a  few  minutes'  conversation  .with ; the ;olci '  minister the young sprig said in an offhand way: : ������������������ ' "  ..'*"'  "I suppose, doctor, you repeat the  Lord's Prayer in some part of the service?" . , "���������'"..,.  "Aye, aye," replied. Dr.- Gilchitfst quiet--'  ly. "unless ye hae. a better "one o' yer ^  ain." "    ���������*  i    Celery.  Celery is a native of Great Britain^ ' It-  grows luxuriantly in ditches and brooks;:  but, like the others, wild celery is nasty,.,'  even   poisonous.     We  owe  the  delicious-"  edible   celery   to   a   French   prisoner   of  war, Field "Marshal Tallard, whom Marl-"--.,  borough beat at Blenheim in 1704. - ,  No Hope  For Hiui. .-���������*; *:  "Is there any hope?" asked the prospective heir. ' "-v":,  "None," replied the physician. "Your  poor uncle will recover."���������Philadelphia  North American.  TnrkiHh Police Justices 'f, "  A trifling dispute between a Kurd and  an Armenian on a street in Constantinople led to an amusing instance.of justice"  as it is dispensed by the Turkish police: :  A tobacco box was found on the sidewalk, as alleged.' by a Kurd. An Arme--  nian claimed the box as-his own. Neither;  would give in. and tho dispute waxed'  warm. From words they were near com*-  ing to blows when a policeman came opi.  But he could not decide the question of"  ownership.  At  last  the Armenian  suggested   that*  the policeman ask what was in tbe box.  "Tobacco and cigarette paper." said "the-  Kurd promptly.  "The box contains nothing but a 25-  cent piece," said the Armenian, smiling.  The officer opened the box and, finding  the Armenian was right, settled- the dispute by giving him the box. .-.   ���������    -'  "The Armenian is the owner of the  box,", ho said. "The Kurd is a liar-" .  Here he smote the Kurd over the head.  "Allah be praised! For my trouble in  deciding this complicated affair I wilL  keep the 25 cents."  Heliograph* In 15GO.  In "The Art of Warre," by Nicholas  Machiavelli. dated lf-GO. and translated  by Peter Whitehorno. at the end of the  book the translator has added some orig'v- .  nal matter. Here is "How to write and  cause the same that is written to be read!  afar off without sending any message."  "A captain besieged in any town or fortress unable to communicate without by  letter may, by night, so far as light can-  be seen, and by day. as far as a burnished  glass can cast the sun ou a hut or. suchlike, may bo descried���������he haying arranged,  with his friends the order of signal���������ono  or two lights being flashed, hidden or displayed again." What is this but the  heliograph of tho present day?���������London-.  Chronicle.  A Itcninrkul>Ie Cnnnl.  Running from Phillipsburg to Newark,  N. J., thero is n remarkable canal. It is  GO miles long and was operated before  any railroads wore built in the state. At  times it runs side by side with tho Lackawanna railroad. Locks arc not used,  tho boats being drawn up and down elevations on groat cars on a track 18 feet-  wide.  Shiftl-iK tlie Malady.  "Is your cousin sensitive about her  deafness?"  "Oh. no; she says she isn't deaf, but  that people nowadays mumble awfully,  when they tni'R."���������Indianapolis Journal,  Another Chinese Atrocity.  First Citizen���������What have you done to-  offend the war department? !  Second Citizen���������Why, nothing that I  know of.   What do you mean?  First Citizen���������Then bow does it happen that I see by the dispatches that  the American troops aro on tbe way to-  Taku?���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  y.-  ^  Street cars are prevented from running  into open drawbridges by a southerner's  patent safety device which has a wedge  shaped block pivoted on cither side of  the track, with levers connecting the  blocks with the brra'ge to swing the block  over the rails as the draw opens. -f������-  If yOii Wai^t a  C  4.  JACKET  or wd i un  at HALF PRICE  WRITE TO      ?HE    WH,TE    HQUSE_  IS P8^-! ^ *$  $ iff   &       ������ j������ *f is-   ������'   ^   ���������������   --.���������*  1  iL 1 ILI li -Ll U 11  Y&&3  >������3^ $$  67 GOVERNMENT ST.  VICTORIA, B. C.  HENRY YOUNG & CO. are closing cut the  Department and are selling their Jackets and  Costumes regardless of cost.  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are going for $2.50  HB.1  HE.  trans  men  f-  *Cy_a  ������  Era  i?_  Don't miss  your deer.  BEFORE     BUYING    YOUR  GET   OUR    PRICES.  As we carry the largest stock in B. O, and your cheapest   freight   is  from Victoria.    Repairs by first class workmen.  JOHN BARNSLEY & GO.  115 GOVERNMENT ST. - - -    .       VICTORIA, B.C.  worthy of  goods   to be slaughtered.    Watch for the Red Ticket.  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  ...  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Subscription, $2 a year, in advance.  ' :WL 35. Bnoerson, Eoitor.  i*" AdYertisera who want their  ad  'changed,    should   get    copy in   by  19 a.m. day before issue.  c 8ub������eriberB failing to receive The  Nkws regularly will confer a favc-r.by noti-  jlng   the office.  ,:^ob Work Strictly 0. O. D.  Transient Ads Gash in Advance.  .-WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31st, 1900.  CAPTAIN WOLUEY HEBE.  Yesterday afternoon a Free Press  reporter had a brief interview with  Captain   Clive  Phillipps   Wolley,  the Liberal-Conservative candidate.  Captain Wolley  expressed   the utmost confidence as   to his  chances  in the contest.   He did not intend  io tell the workingmen any flattering tales, but   would   put  himself  fairly and squarely before them as  the    represents rive    of  the party  which had made   Canada what it  was to-day.    During his tenure  of  the office of Sanitary   Inspector  of  the Province, Captain   Wolley  acquired   a  vast amount    of useful  knowledge  regarding   labor coudi-.  tions in the Province, and   long before he thought of   political   issues  as a participant he had   placed his  views on record   in   no   uncertain  manner.    He,could point to  the.*-e  records of his opinions at that time  on the Chinese   Question   as  proof  that he was sound as a   dollar  on"  the issue.    He knew  phases of the  Chinese question right here iu Na-  ,naimo that were unknown   even to  the locai police authorities;  as   he  had studied it from the very inside.  More than i liis, he could say  with  all modesty,   that  few  men knew  British Columbia as he did; he had  t-ynmped all over it from the distant  confines of Cassiar to   the   vmiiing  garden valleys of the boundary; he  had camped   amid   snows   of  Tele  Jaune Pass and fljhed   lor   halibut  off Nootka and Quatsino.    The Lest  vears of his life had  heon    spent in  this province: he had studied  it. as  few had had tiie opp'-rtunify to do;  wi.at he could do wich   bis pun   he  had gladly d .ne, and he   was  now  ready to  serve   his   adopted  prov-  i -co   wi: h  all   his   p.-wers  in   the  1.011 nily's paxliamont.  Regarding    ii,.; of lice  of Agent-  General in London, Capiain   Clive  Phillips Wolley   pointed   out  that  the man wanted for that  post  was j  one who had the entree into all the  great clubs, both Service and Civil;  a man who could mingle  on  equal  terms with the great  capitalists of  England, go   down   with   tht-m   tp j  their country seats and there whe;e  they Wire  not worried   with   business cares, layatheglories of British  Columbia as a spot, for investment  before them.     It   reqiLr.-d   a^an  who knew the province thoioughlv  in detail, and who could eloqut-.i-.-iy  expatiate up.-n its beauties and resources.  l>af e off Sale will fee  ^Announced    JLater^  F.   (7. > DRI) F, M nayer  VumfrerlfH  12  Captain Wolley declared he had  nut sought this- nomination; it had  been tendered to him, and he would  if elected,-unsparingly devote his  talents to the furtheranceof British  Columbia's interests. Strong, capable, earnest men were, wanted at  Ottawa to light the battles of this  province, and if the electors chose  to send him there they would find  him ever at the post of duty.  ��������� o ���������  If you don't like Blue Ribbon extracts it is bi cause you've never-  tried them.  SLOAN'S'", .i-iiSIDEN CE.  Nanaimo Contractors Did Wot   Ten  der for the Work.  ��������� o���������  POLITICAL MEETINGS.  Nanaimo and vicinity are  to be  favored at least with a good deal of  attention from the candidates, and  it is not   improbable   that  toward  the close of the contest   some  liveliness will   be   imparted  into  the  running.    So far the districts  have  had a monopoly of   the   eloquence  possessed by the' candidates.    Captain Clive   Phillipps   Wolley,   the  Liberal-Conseivaiive,   will  address  the people in the   Nanaimo   Opera  Hou.-e on Saturday   evening.    Unfortunately neither   Messrs.   Sloan  or Smith will be able  to   be   pres  cut as they are booked for   a meeting at Wellington on that  evening  called by Mr. Sloan.    On    November 5ih   (Guy   Favvkes   Day)   Mr.  Sloan will   occupy the   hoards   at  the Op--ra Hoiiae in a   last   appeal  to the electors of  this   ciiy.    It   is  said by Mr. Smith's   friends   to be  probable that-he will take   the <p-  po.rtimity of saying a last   word to  the people on the evening of the 6lh  in the open air, as on   that   dale   a  ihcatiical company is to.  have the  Opera, House.    These   comprise ail  tbe>*.-(.-tings projected so f r, though  othersymav be extemporized durh g  tiie coming week.���������Free Pre; s.  Victoria, Oct. 25.���������Sp- aldng at  Nor.h Saanich last night, Sloan  answered Smith's charge that he  had ouilt hia-house with matori.-ls  from a firm employing Chinese  labor, said he had advertised in  Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria  tor tenders. He had received none  from Nanaimo, and had awardtd it  to a Vancouver firm, who furnished  all materials. He had nothing to  do with the matter apart from  awarding tender.  ��������� ��������� -f> ,   ,  Capt. Woiley, the Conservative  candidate, speaks at Courtenay  Wednesday and here on Thursday.  Mr. W. K. Leighton accompanies  him.  AT   VANCOUVER.   PRIC& AT THE  WANTED  A   NUMBER   OF  PIGEONS of  purchase.  stl2c  Charles  Scott,  Quarterway House,  Nanaimo, B.C.  OolumMa Flouring  Mills Company.  ENDERBY,   B. C.  HDIBARIUr,  THE1E STAR,  WfilATLlTS, io-io*s  STBOffi. BMMe.  AND    AS    GOOD,   AS   FRESH.  BOO   ZDOZIEZN    I0GGS:  . (fg Pairs of overalls, the genuine Levi  S^l|ls> ev?ry Pair guaranteed. From the  wooltt mills, a bale white blankets. 7, 8 and  10 lbs, pure-wool, from $^������p per pair; 100  100 dozen men's winter socks, splendid val-  Men's Hip ancl short gum boots and a full  line of rubber goods at���������  WALLER    &,    PARTRIDGE  SEASON - i9oo.  B.P.Rithet  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C.  ie^jlililj stoodec complete  ������������������EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SHOOTING MATERIAL-  SAVAGE, WINCHESTER AND MARLiN RIFLES.      GREENER  LEFEVER,   REMINGTON   SCOTT   &   PARKER  GUNS  MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL.  SjEIbTID   POB    ISOO    0-A_r-^_.__oc3-.XJS.  ^^^B^^���������Charles E.   Tisdai!,'   Vancouver, B.  C.  )  V  it  <l'i  u  ������������������n Vf  ��������� THE FIBST BLOW.   .  r. _____  The marvellous response- evoked  by the editorial,'"A National Crime  at the Ft-et of American ' Parents,"  in this magazine of  last  J.nuarj',  ',     proved at least  one'point   conclusively; that th*- evil re.-ul ing from  the cramming .f our   children   by  m dern educat.on.J   me-hods  was  not   exaggeraled.      The   carefully  prepared   statements    m:.<_,e   wer-  si-own to have been-  male   uifcLi.,  the facts.    "Hundiedsofiet'.er- from  teachers and  parents   conciui-ivi-ly  showed 'that   the   facts   were  even  much wor-e than had been   stated.  Actual experiences f-om these   letters could easily   be   given   to  lid  this page three and four times over,  li .owing   the     pernicious    inju y  w>iked upon child re .i   by (he   infernal cramming system.    Some ������. f  these   instances    if   printed    ht-ie  w >uld appal   parents.    But   I  do  not   feel   that   this   is   necessary /  Every parent knows   that   the evil  exists.    Teachers by the   score and  . hundreds    have   confidently   acknowledged it to this magazine   But  they are  heiple'ss   in   the  matte-.  All these teachers agiee   tha:   any  reform must come from the pa i en is.  The question   is,   therefore, as  the  boys would say,"up to the parents "  The Journal has,   therefore, thi-  simple augge-rti <n   to   make:   That  every parent who   has a  child   at  1    school   will    send   a   note   to   the  t-achei" siati. g that  under no   cir-  c .instances whaieve   w ll th   father  and in thei pern it a.iy home study  ,   by u'.t; ciiihl.  Tiiis may seem :o be a very  Fijnplo thing to do, but often . i.e  . si: ��������� lest -Kings are the m st effec-  li-.i. lv lht; K-i'.-.;hei" of "hi.- co-.n-  t-y s oi.ii.il, within 'in'- next m- n;i'.,  receive tho wands of notes iron.  p rents to tho -.-.nect pointed oik,  wind they c-aiid���������and 1 can sj-e-ik.  for hundreds of teachers when I  s-.-iy th.t they won d gladly do s-> ���������  h:i..d to the heads of tneir so ho ���������_*!-���������,  it would pr ctijaily m:an a tt.J  jubtni- ni of tlie entire system of  study.    This -may be betier   tin le:-  a        .    .  stood wheiV. it is re.ilized that, the  entire sy^em of ''..study diving  school hours in -many of the.'chools  is so arranged ,as to allow for some  of tho .vork to bv done by the  pupils at' home. Let ^ki^r taken-  for-gran:ed home study be stopped,  and a change would at once have  to be made. The studies at school  cannot be increased in number, for  already there are too many. The  school hours canuot be lengthened  because the tide has set in to  sh- -ru-n them. Hence, some studies  ���������would have to be thrown out if  h ae stud}'' weie eliminated. And  this is the result desired.  This is t*-e first blow for the  parent to Mr ke. and this magazine  recommends it only after the most  careful investigation as being the  ���������wisest one Home study must be  stopped. There are no two sides  to that question. Physicians, almost without numbei, have written  this magazine during the past five  months urging the elimination of  this evil and injury from the lives  of our children. On this one point  there can be no doubt, no question,  and there should be no delay; there  must be absolutely no home study.  Books must be left at school and  the studies with them.���������Ladies'  Home Journal.  The Post-Intelligencer holds ti-;:'t  McKinley's administration is responsible for good times in Sou.h  Dakota since it is reported that  more piano-- have been sold in that  state during his term than ever before. The report also comes that  more baby buggies have been sold  in Michigan. Is the conclusion  the  same?���������Dayton   Con.-iifution.  Certainly. Much obliged f- r the  additional confirmation of '��������� e  argument. If the editor of the Constitution will read anyg-,od treatise  on political ec -norny or "so-iolo-y  h -vill learn that the marriage ate  va.ios with good tines or had.  There are more marriages when  people are prosperous, since prudent young people do not need to  delay their ui.i'-n for fear that the  household wdll be without resources because the head of it is without  employment. The baby buggy is  an even more compelling proof of  good times than the   piano.���������P. I.  HOME  CROWN  Picture Framing.  Large   Assortment   of    Mouldings  Good bit Cheap.  HENRY F. PULLEN.  Samples can be seen and orders  ieft at.T. D McLean's, Jewellery-  Store. .    '  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,   Roses,  Shrubs, Vines,  j    Bulbs, Pledge Plants.  PorPall Planting.    j  80,000 to Choose From  NO AGENTS nor comn/iUsion to pay.  Orders duy iu one day; you act; ir, the  next.  No fumig-tti'-g nor insyectioi* charges.  Greenhouse plants, seeds, agricultural  im pi'-meats, etc. Largebt aud most com-  pleie stock in the province. ' .S^ud for catalogue or call and make your selections before placing your orders.    Address  ;    M. J.  HENRY,  .  VANCOUVER, B.  O.  WHITE LABOR  ONLY.  portsineii!  BEFORE BUYING  ���������A^Gun,  -Rifle,  . Ammunition  Or anything in the  Sporting Line  CALL AND  SEE  O.ti. FECHXER,  Of Cumberland.   q :   He Con' Save   You    Money   on all  Purchases.  Our fee returned if we fail. Any one sending sketch and description of  any invention will promptly receive our opinion free concerning the patentability of same. "How to obtain a patent" sent upon request. Patents  secured through us 'advertised for sale at our expense.  Patents taken' out through us receive special ��������� notice, without charge, in  TiieTa-en-- Record, an illustrated and widely circulated journal, consulted  by Manufacturers and Investors. '  Send for sample copy FRSE.    Address,  &  {Patent Attorneys,)  W  ADVERTISE   IN THE  The most northerly paper published  on the.Island.  NOTICE  TO MY old friends ard patrons in  Cumberland'and Union*  On June 1st next, I shall be prepared to supply milk and cream,  f esh and sweet. butler egg-. &c.  and solicit a resumption of the patronage so liberatly accorded me  in the past.  A. SEATEK.  Courtney, B.C., May 22, 1900.  <n  .SUBS RIP TION,   $2.00   A    YEA R.  ALL  KINDS OF  ri ���������������������������������������������-���������������������������- ----���������"���������-������������������������������������������������������"������������������  CU-_U-)-PA_ESJ1X*~MM_M���������M*  Espimait h Wmm By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV.'19'rii, 189S.  JAS, A. CARTHEW'S  iverv Stable  TliAJlSTKR ���������    AND   DllAYMEN  Single and  Double  Rica  tor  Hire.    All Orders  ���������    Promptly   Attended   to.  R.3HAW, Manager.  Third St., Cumberland, B.C.  ftf-cS/Sj^/^/fz/p  SrSVP,  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No:'2 Daily. No. ���������! .Suturday'-  De. 0:0.1 Victoria De. 'i:2.*i  ���������'   ,<J:_8 (i(ild'-Lri'..m "   1:53  "   lu:������J ....- Kooniy's   "   5.3{  "   1(j:'1S Duncans 0:15  v.M. IVW-  '"   12:3i -~~ Nanaimo 7:11  Ar. 12.3.-3 ���������Wellington  Ar. 7:55  WELLINGTON   TO   VICTORIA.'  No. 1 Daily. No. 3 Sunn-clay.  A..M.  '. ' a.m.  De. fa:05 Wellington De. -1:2*5  ���������*   a-.-M N������iii:aiuo    '" -1 :;->'���������>  "   <);.j2  Jninenns  "   6:li;  "10:37.." Ko'jnis's  "   G:4i'  "11:18    GoJ-lsiream   "   7.3:  Ar. U:!5     Virjt'.u'ia Ar. S:00 i-.5i  Jleduec-i rates to arid from ill) points or.  SaLui'd-iys and Sundays good to return Mon  das*. '   .  l<'or rates and al information , apply aL  Company's Ollices. '  A. DUNSMUIR   ,      Geo. L.' COURTNEY.  Pkissidknt. Traillc Manager  m&  {&)       WE   WANT YOUR       $|  I Job pri^tii)g|  I  8ATISFADT0T ScS|  I Have Taken  an Office  in tha Nash      building.  Dunsmuir Avenua,    Cumberland,  and am agent  for the fullowim  leli.-blo     insurance     companic.-:  '. The  Royal   London   and   Lan  cashhe and Norwich   Union,    j  ;>m   ���������������������������K,i aveo to  accept  risks.}-  .^-current rates. lam also agent  f--r ihe Standerd Life Insurance  Company of Edini-urgh and th  Ocean Accident Con'vjany of England. Pie ise call a;.d invest.-  gate beio'e insuring in ������uy othcj"'  Company-.  JAMES ABRAMS.  Cumberland  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND STREET.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. IT. Pjket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland 1 e   stir  aiid stay  at ther' Cumberland  Hotel,  i'irst-Class   Accomodation for tiansient and permanent boarders.    " ������     .  <  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection  with   Hotel  Rates from $1.00 tp $2.00 per  day  eje^e&^e0������&������&j&&gjg.  6w   vtv. r. w  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE  MARKS*.  DESIGNS,  COPYRICHT8  Ao.  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  quickly aseerrain, free, whether an invention ia  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency for securing pat onta  in America.    Wa have a, Washington office.  Patents taken through Alunn & Co. reoelT*  special notice iu tho  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  of  PyIU'V!    &   CO.,  COUBTENAH:  Directory.  J  OOTTRTEITAT HOUSE,    A.   H.   M<v  CalLum, Proprietor.  G-ECEGE    B.    LEIGH-TOM",  simith. and Carriage Maker.  Black  OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOUOC  -Ya<%^������>/,vyVo^Y<'H.  >THiRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ���������*���������   *4>   -^  "+   -4-   WOR LD-W i D E C).___l<J.LAT[0_,  : Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.  y ���������":������������������. i__|SPEN-3ABLJJ_OjWl^,G^_____:  '"'T3R3S DOLLARS PES YJT-AR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE  COPIES   TllEE.  jiiiilii\!j &lw d'oxew-i' ivj tt\L.QJv  o-  O  O  O  O  O  o  o  o  o  J������2<TJD  CF  O  c  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  c  '���������2.20 Market St;.   San F?m-ic\3CO, C/>l  -<*������^*W'������^^-h^l_J*������>'V./-_>*^r'N- ������*****<>,%-'  _--JiS_*-^^������-' "������������������*Tm*n ������^VV*V������  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Stvle Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The Nj-:ws Job Department  MUNICIPALITY OF THE  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  ancl do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  g D.  KILPATRICK,  o .   Cumberland q  ooooooooooooooooooo  Notice.  o  o  o  o  o  o  c  o  DONE AT REASONABLE RATES  CITY OF CmiiRLAlJJ  ���������BICYCLE RIDERS caught riding on  ihe ^sidewalk after this date will be  prosecuted.  By order of Council,  ^Laurence W. Nunns,  City Cleik.  Cumberland, B.C., May 8th, rc;oo.   815  Thus News War Bulletin gives'all  the latest news of the Transvaal.  Subscribe jor the Bulletin and  keep posted on the war. Price per  month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  Riding on locomotives and   rail  waj*- cars   of   the   Union   Colliery  Company by any   person   or   per  soos���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dL-missal for allowing same  By order  FitANcis ,D- LiTn.E  Manager.  RTTNDAY SERVICES  .. 'TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  die evening. K.-:v. J. X. Wii.lf.mar'  rector.  ST GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH. Sir.i-vices at ir a.m. and  7 p n*. Suno.iy .School at 2*3<-*. Y. P.  S. C. E. meet* at the close of eveninj.*-  .e.vice.    Rev. \V.  C.   Dodds, pastor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-SERVICKS  ���������it ibe usual hwir.:- morning and evening  Ep'.vonh   League meets   at the close   of  fvcnins^ service.    Sunday School   at 2:30.  Ri.v. vV. Hick:- , yastor  J". JEb, mcleo c  General Teaming Pov/det  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER    WORK DONE  Hi  __M

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