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 1 I        , '  I ������'������  ���������'    ���������*  <-  '-.-5Y,  '  /'  < .1  ^^k%/  Wee  JEilitioii,  ���������j DB'Mirny.  - Give jus a,.Trial,   we ,  do Good, Work at |^  REASONABLE-  PRICES.'. ,  i'  SIXTH YEAR.    CUMBERLAND, ������B Q ��������� SATURDAY SEPT. loth., 1898.  ^      V   i  .-.-1  ���������w  1898  pp^ov^iLsnax^i.  189'8  * UKPER   THE1  DIRECTION   OF  Tlie/^Royal ^Agricultural; and Industrie  */ '  SoeiefcyVoP British Columbia,  OOT7.   B TO   13,   jiTOIEiTJSIV:^  A  O-..  -AT-  t  j<"  -IN1 CONJUNCTION  WITH -THE^  (i    '.* *������ >-. <  ^  ������IfflS'Mm YEARLY 'CELEBRATION!  f' -1 J" ,Y     , .   < 1 '        7 \f ''H'"'-  '" "* .  ' "-'The Premium List1 is-the Largest7 E  \ '��������� '��������� ��������� ;> *   -l ���������      v   '        r^'-of'Toronto."v"  k       *" .- ;. j-     > <     - ���������    ** ���������'���������>-'.  Ever Offered West  Pyro-Spectacti I ar, Bom bard merit of Santiago . Oe-  .    -', Cuba, ahd;Blpwijig up of trie "Maine!'/  followed by and Up-toDate Fire Works Display, which  -for FOUR NIQHTS, at an enormous, expense.  'has  been  especially 'aeeured  'A*  t  ./  Lacrosse mia Baseball Matclies,  \ ":\ /- :\ - v4?K ?'    Bicycle Meet, ,      r' ���������j:   j  AowtJiC'   Sailor,   and   Caledonian*Shortsml  .   (   /    ^     Promenade Concerts,.  ;; -;V >   Jffbfse Races^ : '*',,  k\ , ,*  DOG SHOW,   OP^NTOTHt/^WORLD.'    ������������������*;  vr i-  <���������<?.  "The finest Ba'idj invthe Province will provide mu-.ic. -*       , '<���������    , *  T, -' I ^  Special rat es over all Railway and Steamboat Lines. ' y    t  Nd entrance -fees charged for Exhibits. $    ���������  t,     - Piemium Jjists, entry forms, and full information on .application to  .MAYOR OVENS, W. H. EDMONDS,  Chairman Celebration Committee; Secretary Celebration Committee;  <T. J. TRAPP, > ,      ARTHUR MALINS,  Pjrjeaideut R, A. & I. Society; Secretary Ri A. & I. Secretary;  ������     W. H. KEARY,  Exhibition Commissioner.  r,'  :  THE   INQUEST.  * I   . ���������      "   .   .Y J  /EXPERT' TESTIMONY,      ������     ,  'z     .     -u\  Oaorge   MeLaughlan.-duly 5 sworn;   My  name ,ia George   McLaughlin; I reside  at'  Union Wharf; I am in employment of the  Union Colliery .Co.; .1 have been in .their  employ since the fall of  1893, except for a  few'menths since.   ,1 am a bridge, cdi-peuter '  -and a house carpenter.    I have' worked on -  ' bridges prjor .to coming to Union on the  C.P.R.,-and  Manitoba'and Southwestern  Ry., the Great North Central' Ry.   I have  been on their bridges sometimes as foreman  and sometimes  by the "day. ^ fc have been'  contractor for   trusties, but, have, acted as'  to . ,  foreman in ^building spans.   "I have been at  " (he work about sixteen years. '' I have been'  employed on 74 ft. spans," 5-ivft." spans, pretj'  ty mncb on the same,principleyas the Howe,  truss.    Ih*ve never' -acted AtuiJ inspector 'of'  bridges, except this onefhere.* I .was order-,  ed to make an inspection, -to" huve a look:"  overcthe Trent .river; bridge m' the summe-*'  ^ of 1895.1   My instructions Vere to look over  it and see if it required much~,repairiog.   It  ���������looked over it. JwentwiibMr ^Little'and V  made    an , examination. " I > bored -> holes i  through the timberJnear the*ycut offj the cut'1  on is the bottom or, top of tnepoi-t   lean f  tell howmany holei-I bored. l-'.The examiW-  tion I made at .that time was at the bottom, ���������  tbe foundation of the piers/ and the rest of  the, bridge.' ' I did not exauiintTthe span by '���������  , testing it by boring, bnt looked over co see '  if the 'truss rods t needed- tightening up; I  only looked at* the' brace b^ams, I did not  test tbem. '' The wood I bored I did not iind  it rotten, but a littie'liere^and'^tliere, which ������  had to be^replaced.,  Since that time in the  summer of 1396,1 inspeeted������"'the whole coi.i  straction; examined * the Ctbp "and  bottom'  chorda of the ������pau aad the braces.    I cestui  the chords of she bridge -.by. boring  them;t'l,  don't-know how madyrholea I-bored cben; i.  I did not mark tiiein *d6wn. I'l savh M.  .Little some o���������, the" borings?Y-'Tnere .was.U'  iittle rot showing in the ,bbrings.v * I mad6  myCbor.iugajni'ditfY.-reat '*p������5Toi������  che*'wo'od.  part-icularlvnti.tr tiie"cAstiaea"Viid't,hj* ke^--  tbe peiees; if the chords were so rotten that  it would^notr carry its load you would see  the bridge' go, down in the centre.f Ir have  examined this place since tbe wreck; I have  beenvincharge of a gang -of 'men/working  there since tbe wreck; I have not measured,  i the gap,, The bridge is' about 85 feet froa.  the section at the pier to the top of  the tie;  - it is 95 feet from  the top - or tht> r<iil  to th-1  bottom of the. creek; the Mpau' is .133 ites 8  .  jnchea; Tlie part of theibridge, thao is gpnc,.  pousuta uf the span ^aud^ the  b^-ac of ,the '  "trestle; the length of the span1 from end to  end of tbe {ehord is 133 feet S inche?; the  the length of the two bents gone are 30 feet.  I found the posts in the oreek after the acci- '  dent. I couldn't' find; tbe whole of the  chords; parte of it ore buried under coal;'I  ^fonnd the ends next to the wharf.    I mea- ���������>  sured the length of the peice of chord that I  - found* it waa left top cord 58 feet 7 lnenes���������r  'piece broke off name chord/)6 feet 6 inches ,  Jong; there was a'fracture io the .same chord  _:'l3 teet 6th ineh{measuring /from,the "wharf "'  ' e������d of chord.' .The list fracture was caused.'  *������������������       ,i-h; ^ <.   -,('v*   y. ,       / . ^ ������ Vfw ijf  by   falling on. the, bed   of.the creek.   .The  ' ri, ht bottom chord is 55 'feet'long., -'These -"  chords were fractured at the end nearing'the  bappet^/  bitting.    1' don't think it 'wou'd  without Bonie concussion on top or foul playf"  I don't think the'rotten wood at1 those 'frac?,  4.  brKige'with the tiuibers  i"  tures had anything  to do wi h' tbe' break/ -  I don t consider the b'ri'ige with the tiuibers *"  rotting that wa>y was just as stloug as wbei)(_";',,. ���������  put up. )I kuow^be Vorings tally with* the'/."'  Y.wood tb^t is cut" up.' 1 saw  break' in exbir-'^ /  bit H aud I-know   before   that , there is aa  i,.-'  much rotteuess as there\ appear*  to'be.1"-I   *  f ������ * f     .    .->       l ,r /Y>  reported the .borings just\aSt,they  weie to  '  Mf. Little,.   Ihava'not seen any'-fracture >'".  ' an'yrmore than  that kome fof the * beanie uf!f- * -?^;^i^rM  some of the other" chords'_at ttie point of' ,   <���������"',.",-'"_������?  <' j.          '->  i.r., *    ....      -..*���������������������������'   -*" ^-^ *   j r''4  fracture were a little rotten wood  had any  ,v     .-    ,  '  . . >          v      ,���������.'������������������         r.  *- ������ *-J"l  centre of the  bride." Tlusii^measurements  wouldindicate -that the ' bridge \brokeT hear <.  the centre of the'span.������ I made these ? mea-  -   -v-'.     ^-        ^  Jr \        t^ y * c i ��������� i i Krf  t ^ \\   r  surements on the second day after the acici-  (dent, on Friday.'' ~We"out "* the ' chords, np  * and piled them..1 I marked on .the full chord ,  so I can telljthem again. .1 can tell by- sealing any "of those. pieces  whew  they came  from'    (/1.       "���������' V~t  '^;- '<UA>*  by Mi. Pooldy ���������Th^firuB. }; <i~i-^yxm  stime 1 examined the bridge wa&'m Aug.*795;,t!'. ,- J*f'fo{*-*S,I  '���������"<*������    '/'D -��������� 3i   ' *t  ^ A A^JBHlifl  about that   time I ordered   timber^for fthe^? aiA-W M  I identify "Exhibit H" as the right bot-  m " chord,, foufv parallels from   end, next  identify k "Exhibit I",. as- being  i  0. H. FEGHNE  LEADING   BARKER  and  and Dealer in Fishing Tackle and Sporting Goods.#........  Cumberland*      B,  C.  Ispiialt, & Kaiiaiffio, Ry.  ���������THE   STEAMER Ciw   oa?   N^aimq  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:  DYKE & EVANS  WMawaMwmamaaaaalaaaamamammiaaaaammma^amaamaaaaamaam  Music Dealers  VANCOUVER,       , - B.   O���������  SOLE AGENTS:   <  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars   and   -Mandolins  Organs, etc.  Ik  \i  W.O. OWEN,-MASTER,  Oakling at Way Ports as Freight  ���������and Passengers fnay offer:  JLea^e Victoria for Nanaujao  Tuesday 7 a.n\.  ''    Nanaiirio for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  ' *    Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m.  ' '   Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  3POR. Freight pr   Stateroojns apply on board,    or at -the   Company's  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  Street.  SEND   FOR  CATALOGUE.  JPnUHGl.  I am agent for tfce following jceliable  -eompanlies:  Th-3 pLoyal Inswranos fempany.  The London a-otd Laa^hire.  .Current Rates.  Oan be seen afternoon's at -corner officf  |iear The l^ews.  -JJJ.M-BS AbbAMS.  PURE MILK.  Delivered daiiy by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a tuaL  HUGH GKRANT & SO^.  General Teaming Powdei  Oil, Etc., HauJed. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDSR.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Wish   a gooc]   ^t.  go  tQ McLeo-d t^ie {aiIqt  particuldrlyoti.tr the"castings"Vud'fch.-' ke/-  block;    I found no   tiaaes of ���������rot near all  these borings.    Just in odd places,' in both?'  lower and upper   chords tner������*,tw-������s  vary  little rot;   some   places, 1 inch   or  perhaps  1^ iaches rot near the end of a top  chord-  one place there was  about four inches rot,  some places in the  bottom chord as well.  The brace beams were not m as good condition as the chords   I recommended tnae the  '   brace beams be replaced,, but not quiet finished that  summer.    I did not recommend  that new chords be put m.    I gave a yerbal  report on the chords, I described how they  were; I told   the 4apth   of   rot aud said I  found the span tne best timber in the whole  structuie; I reported to Mr. Litc.lt-; gave the  boimgs to Mr. Little, showing'tbe rot.   Mr.  Little was down there one day and we talked the thing over, aud we came   to the conclusion that it would   be bbOtor to  abandon  it atcer one more suaimei���������ihe whole sjtrue-  taie.    Iu 'i)lj there was   over 50 feet timber  put in tne foundation of   the   trestle  woric  and pieiSj, but tbe only new timbers  pub in  tne span   were the   brace   beams   and four  cio-id turn near tin. centre of the spau;   ttiesc-  cro-id ties uear the centre or tha span;   dio^e  ctoya Cii,s wouiu uuL luoiease ttie at e.igUi ot  thd apau,    tn-tc is tho   exceut   ol cae    woik  done iu 9(j.    Some ot cae brace beams were  put in ia 'y7.  Aa examination of tbe aciiu^-  eid aad   caps    were   boied in   1897   ot the  trestle; we touud rot there  in soma  places;  the posts were replaced where we found roc.  We did not   examine the   beams or chorda  in 'i)7.    The spans   have not been screwed  up smce Octobei 1897.    We have never repaired the chords.    I think it  was  in  St-p-  tember or OctoDer '96 that we made the examination; have noS done auy wor,.   oa tho  syan since.    Any work chat woukl bo duuu  on the budge   while 1 was   heie  would  oe  done by me.    I was up tnere once ^.itn M.  Woik feYiace I came   baclc.    1 did not   chmiv  any woik. n,id ouen done  while I svaa av>'*y.  I was oa   the bridge   on the   ld-n of   Ju e  wit'i Mr. Wort;  tbat was   the laat  timt, 1  wad on it.    Mr. Work   asied me  uo   come  up.     We looked over   the   bridge   aud    ihe  8pan;'"we aid not make auy borings, we ]ust  e������.u*.in--d   it to se^ it   cveiyuning   Aa-,   all  right.    We looked ac the   s,^-.  b^see it it  was in good suape.     We did aot.  g-strou the  bottom cUuidy.    I of tan   w-.ti.hoU.   uae spau  ���������when they we coming over wita bho   tr������,in.  We could   form an   idea by   watching the  train go over whether the spau was sound or  not.    I could form an opinion ��������� whether  ifc  was safe or nob because it had no  dtificalsy  in carrying   ifs load.    I could tell   by the  deflection in the chords; if the chords w-ere  rotten ^.t the castings  .jihey   *wpuld sq.������asn  oart Bawii off of   VExhibifc^H."', Exhibit' H  ��������� is the ond'of the broken" chord/Howards the  ' ceutre of the -span the fracture in the fourth  .parallel^fiom the end.   ,The hole  bored-for  the purpose c-jftebtu-g^he ^soundness of the'  ohoid.' yThe hole was bored in'-'96 by men .  UL������dei my charge; ythe borings'indicate the  condition tf the wood and-^hould indicate ii  > .("V *-jW'->J;1^, J      "��������� "- >v-y  the wood was ,"rotten. /'Exhibit   I"-' is /a  ^cioss tie: VExhibit K.'/r'i8   lett .top -chord'  "*- '       ~ "       ��������� '     Exbibit"  con-  oetween the<-2hd,'uid 3id  pa.'illel; "Exl  ' A.5 ������'  T ���������L'M'-,V">. l    "* 1 -"V.        ������"     **'   '     * - 'r ���������*   ' ��������� 45 l'  M., 1 can t c< ll vvhercir, came from; it  <  sistaof four  ieces). -"Exhibit L" has a little <  ~, ���������- *- Y    't,    '    "  .sign of  rotteuess, but not at,the .principal>  points '' of   the   span.    The  retteness   had  nothing to do with   the bieik; tbe  break I.  call soi nd wood; I would not put that kind  of timber in a new bridge.    The mam pressure is the   point   where the castings   are.  If tnere was sufficient rotten wood at this  point the strain would crush it through,  nearly all the bearings I have  examined are  sound.    The break in "Exhibit H" is 5 feet  froej   the   truss   rods     in  parallel,   four  The witness explained from  "Exhibit  C"  tbe co*asbr.uition ot bridge the spans consist  of top aud bottom chord on   each side and  the main braces, counter   biaces, truss rods,  and lateral nbracea,   top   and   bottom,   the  vertical brt-ces run through the span,   lat-  teral rods   tin cugh  (?)  she   mam  braces met t in the centre and run each way;  the counter braces rnn  rever e; the counter  braces are smaller; the truss rods are perpendicular six for each   parallel,   three  on  each side; tbe truss rods vaiying  in size all  the way   through; the   same in   two centre  piralleh, tbey are 1^ inches;   the next  set  -. ,i5 J inch larger for tach   parallel towa ds  tuf end     If <-v,eight was on the centre of  ihe lit'ds-e, ijae   weight   would   be carried  towards the end by the truss rods and main  bntcas.    Th������ strain on the bottc m chords is  length-viae and a pressure   downward  ht-a  teavleucy to stretch the  bottom chord; the  pre sme on   the top   ch rds is the reverse;  the 1 ost lmpoi tent choi 0 is the bottom one.  It -the weight became too  great oa  the top  e-i'-rd so as to  bre.%k it,   there would be a  tendency to   tin iib.t  the ends of  the  lower  ciiordb igtjinsi the   trestle on either  end of  tiie span.    The trestle  at the wharf  end of  the tiestle shows signs of having been thrust  hick 111 a diree ion parallel  wth the track.  Af tlie -jiu tl.<?re ar<������ some of *he uprights  Ci.voked     At the   Cumberland   end of   the  trestle #a.rt of r,he   rail   was   li ft   hanging  ���������di'.ut a rail length.    There was  also  some  of the rail length on  tbe right side  facing  rumberlaud     A rail is   about 30 feet long.  Tii ~t would be another   indioatfi n that the  bieak waa about  the fourth pai\allel  of the  budge.    The long   length oi  ci ords  were  found, ljiog at rit-ht angles of the track U e  bioken ends were lying up sti^.im near the  pier.     i*ho ograph   produced marked   "Exhibit N."    I recognize that as a ?cene of the  wj-eck. . F������om.'examinaticti. of .the  chords  show tbey tell on bvoken ends.    My idea Of  the 4)reak is the span   would   -sever  break  with fair play; the chord shows a mark on  the pier up stream side more than the other  which indicate-* the span steared up stream.  When it fell   to   the   ground it landed uo  stream five feet past itj5 plumb, where it was  -"tioh by a; block on each end ofvthe spaujand  another one  in tho   centre. . These * blocks < 7  ' were not the same weight; I sighted "on one--  side aud Mr. Workmen the other.    ThV sido <  ���������I sighted on left of the block in the ceuire^  _J of an inch;highertthan, the two) end ones,  and ordered the loaded trains to  come over  slowly, and the block in the centre came in  line with the other tw o and that showed mq  that the   deflection' in the centre    of the.1,  bridge was ������ of an inch.'    ^..ortily after that  ' I went to Alaska and did   not return. unti|  the biggining   of   June '98.    I don't know  what hapdened between  that time.    I wenl*/  over it ugaiu with Mr.   Jas.  Work on the,  16th ot June ot this year.    We both looked  at it throughly; went on the upper chords 1  but,not the lower ones,   and we wont on u.e.     '  trestles: we gave them a pretty good genera^  examination.    Wc formed the opinion there  wa3 nothing wrong about'the span* or ap.  p������ caches.    In my .examination of the bridge,  would not have broken with fair' play.    It  appears to be a little aeflected both ways.  Examined by Mr. Barker.���������If one of the  chords bioke before the other it might cause  a .certain ainouut of latteral  thrust, there is  no curve on the span.    If I stated in my ������x-  amination m   chief that  as & iesult  of   <:>y  exatnming the bridge  we came to the <.o ���������-.  ciusj.cn that we would  abandon the bmi^e  after one  mora  ueason,   this  statement is a  mistake; I now wish to  correct that state  ment    I found   two   truss rods togethe-f  br ������ken, and another bhort piece.    All these  truss rods as far  as I know  were  from the  same parallel.    These  broken  rods  are  an  inch aud a quarter.    The   way   they were  found, they would indicate that  tbey came  (Continued on page 4.)  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I love thee not alone for what thon.art,
But for a glory which is shed on thee;
Not only for thy body packed with sweet
Of all this -world, that cup of violet wine,
That mortal rose sweet in the night of life,
That blossom by the early ram brought on,
Nor for that stirring bosom, nil besieged
By drowsing lovers, nor thy perilous' hair, r
Nor for that face that might indeed provoke
Invasion of high cities, nor thy brow,
Pale as a moon that on the summer steals,
Nor for  thy freshness .breathing hko strange
sleep; < \\
Not for this only do I love thee, but
Because infinityvupon thee broods,
And thou art full of whispers and of shadows.
Thy voice is like to music heard ere birth,
Some spirit,lute touched on a spirit sea;
Thy face remembered is from other stars.
It has been sung of, though I know not when:
It has.been died for, though I know not where;
Jt has'the strangeness of the luring west
And of sad sea horizons.   Beside theo
I am aware of many times and lands,
Of birth far back, of lives in many orbs.
Oh, beauty, lone and like a candlu clear
In this dim country of the world!   Oh, light,
Oh, sudden taper lit in faroff dark,
A silent beam to the uncertain soul I
Thou meanest what the sea has striven to say
80 long and yearned up the cliffs to tell.
Thou art what all the winds haveuttered not���
The lovely secret of the swooning breeze.
'   ���Stephen Phillips in Spectator.
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"You mean that you wish me to release
* you from .your promise���to give you back
what you are pleased  to call your free-
,    dom?"      <
'"There's no need for you to take It like
"> that/ Betty.'    You know it has  been very
"' pleasant, but"��� <' ',
''But it cannot last? I see. It seems a
'' pity you dldn 't think of that sooner. "
y /'Well, to tell you the _truth,11 thought
\ of it some weeks ago, but I was under the
t impression that, you���well, that youiad
money, you know, and"���        , ' ;
But Leonard Brynpr quailed ' before the
flashing Ecorn of the blue eyes.
"Go on, "said the girl coldly.    "Pleas��
finish."    , ' "      ���      .    .
Ho wasn.t gifted with a very keen.ln-
, ' telligence, this debonair young curate, so
he went on, blundering,.to his doom.'  '._
"Well, you see, if there had been money
-. in the case > my brother couldn't have ob-
1    jected. /We should be independent,of his
allowance; but, considering that he's an
old bachelor and never likely to marry, he
���i- 'naturally looks to mo to1���well,'to place a
.    suitablo woman at tho head of the family,
1 you   know.    No doubt if sho^hod money
' he would overlook  tho lack of  birth and
"���' position, but"���     '- ' " A,|'
1 -"Stop!',' cried Betty fiercely.* - VYou ask
me to marry you;���tben, because you see in
me a penniless girl, with neither father
nor' brother to avenge the wrong, you not
only .break your given word' and talk
1 about, 'freedom,' but you add insult to injury nnd toll mo that if I, had sufficient'
money to'pay your price you would have
condescended to marry uie.\ Gol" ' she
cried. ���""I will not hear another word 1 I
thank/heaven I know you as you are1
And you, coward that you are,- will know
when you stand in the pulpit that there is
at least one woman in the world who
knows that you dare not preach as you
practicel Don't spoak to mo again 1 I will
>    not hear another word!"
Rev. Leonard turned riway with a sheepish expression on his handsome face.
"What a little fiend sho is," he muttered; "a perfect little vixen, for all her
pretty faco! Who'd over have thought 6be
could go on liko that? And I thought her
so sweet and gentlo too!"
Betty stood with her little quivering
form drawn to its full height in a very
paroxysm of passion _ and t wounded love
till he was out of sight. t Then she flung
herself on the ground and gave way to a
storin of grief. ,
They had been engaged threo months,
and Betty had thought him perfect in
s j|*-e of the fact that ho insisted on kcep-
11^, their engagement secret. They must
wait, he declared, till his elder brother returned from abroad; to tell him by letter
would spoil all. Raymond was such an
old bachelor he would have no sympathy
with lovers' hopos. So Betty waited.
Thero was no one to be humored or deceived by her, but Betty had her secret
In six months ehe would bo 18 and
would come into her estate. In tbe moan-
time ehe was too old to stay at school. Her
guardian was crusty and took little trouble Betty didn't'caro for society, so she
was sent to rusticate with her old nurso
and foster mother till the time arrived for
the king to enjoy his own.
Often tbo child bad pictured to herself
how Leonard would tell her his brother
had refused bis consont, that there was
nothing before them but poverty, which
ho dared not let her share, and yet he
could not give ber up. How tho clouds
would lift and his dear eyes brighten when
sho told him that soon she would have a
thousand a year of her own ! It was sweet
to think that ho know her only as Betty,
Mrs Brown's nioco. Sho bad always
called tho old woman "Auntie." and ho
never suspected sho was an heiross in her
own right and no relative of her humble
, friend. .' ���.
But a day had come when Leonard met
her in tho primrose glen and told her of
his brother's return, and instoad of telling
him of their engagement ho had asked
' Betty to givo him back his. freedom. It
-wouldn't bo "honorable" to ask 'any girl
to share his poverty, and the squire would
never consent to marriage with a farmer's
"Tho man who asks a woman to share
.his riches has some love forher;' the man
who asks her to share his poverty has
moro." ��� '���'��� .' ���'.: ���;-.'.
The words flitted through Betty's mind
before she. took inytho full force of Leonard's words and recognized the great, unpardonable insult he offered ber. Then,
as the truth was driven home, she forgot
all else in the blinding pain of a woman
-. scorned. ���.-','
y    "Is anything thematter?  My child, are
."���you hurt:-"'
Betty raised  her tear  stained face and
. met the glance of two steadfast brown
eyes; then the spoaker swung himself
from the saddle and led his horse across
the mossy sward to where sho lay. With
a stillod'scib tho girl sprang to her feet,
but her bosom was heaving, her breath
euiiiint: in   gusds. and  sbn couldn't suoak
���nay, she could scarcely stand���and the
stranger slipped a strong arm round hor,
for support. ' '
" You have had on accident. No?" as
she shook her head. "Then you've had
bad news? Ah, whon we're young, troubles are apt to feel'very heavy, and clouds
look very black."
Betty freed herself from the protecting
arm and leaned against the horse's shining  coat, her white lingers playing idly,
with the pommel~bf the saddle.
.'You will1 think me very foolish," she
said. '"I've had no accident, no bad news
���at least"���
"Only a lovers' quarrel, that will come
right in tho morning?"
"Tt will never come rieht." tho cirl said
quicK.y, impelled by a suaaon impulse;
then, checking hersolf: "But you are too
kind to trouble about me. I must not detain you, sir."   .
"I will see you out of tho wood, at nny
rate," ho returned kindly. Then together
thoy strolled toward tbo farm.
There was a pleasant feeling of curiosity
in the stranger's mind as to who tho pretty child was. As sho paused at tbe white
gate it suddenly flashed across him. It
couldn't be! He had just been at the farm.
This'couldn't ,possibly be tho little niece
Mrs Brown had talked about in a rambling, mysterious way? This dainty girl,
with her supple figure and gracefully
'poised head, could never bo that woman's
relative? But Betty had opened the gate
while he meditated, and, with a shyly murmured "Thank you," sho was gone.
" And the squire���for he it was���rode
slowly homeward, thinking,ttrying to recall what good Mrs. Brown had said about
young 'folks and flirtation, how, folks
wasiVt always as'poor'as they seeiued and
how it1 was' good for'parsons to'marry
young'and"settle down with'a^wife and
family^ round them.1, Sho couldn't have
meant to imply anything about hiscbroth-
er and���no 1 'to speak'of' that pretty childish thing in the same breath as anytliing
so prosaic as a "w.ife and family ".-was too
absurd. ��� �����      , ,     v
The'idea  annoyed the'squire  in a most
unreasonable 'manner.    "Wife and fam,
lly I"   How*these folk did talk, to be surel ���
He must ask Leonard.    And later ho did
drop bints.on the^subject, but his brother,'
most emphatically,averred that he hadn 't
yet' seen  tho' woman "on whom  he would,
bestow'his hand and heart.    ,,,<    f,i
Of course it had been tbo squire's mis-^
take���he shouldn't have jumped to con-1
elusions, but Mrs. Brown's hints and,
Betty'shears had got mixed in his mind,'
and he,had fancied his brother responsible,
for one or,both. It'was a reliof to .think!
that Leonard was free. ','   ' '   I
After that tbe  squire called often  at
" Mrs.5 Brown's.    She was one of the-best
tenants���there might be repairs needed at,
the farm. -      , -, (       " -^   .'
. ' Always Betty was there, either helping
to make'sweet  butter, collecting  eggs or
feeding 'little fluffy'chickens, and onoday'
the,-*quire pulled, up,his horse*at the homo,
.paddock and,watched.t'       >   .    -    K    ���   *
Old Farmer'Brown* had been  breaking
in a colt, land" there was   Betty, se'atecl'on
its back, her pretty face flushed with excitement.. Then the farmer let go tbe leading rein,. and Betty cantered triumphantly round the field. '    ������ '    ''
"BravoJ"  At the squire s voice tho girl
looked  up.    She was just about, to leave
the,saddle, and her hold on tho high spir-'
ited   little   animal's  head   was   relaxed
With a start it reared, then bolted.    Betty
tried in vain to regain her seat     She foil,
her foot  caught  in the  stirrup, and   the
,colb  started at  a  mad  gallop round the
"Good God!" The squire sprang over
the low wall, and in a moment the recreant
little steed was brought toa,stand and the
fainting girl was in his arms. Kneeling
down by the brook close by, they bathed
her faco and hands, and soon the blue
eyes opened. j-
"It   was   all , my   fault!", tho   squire
groaned.   "I was a fool to^shout like that
You���you might have been killed."
"Nay, nay, sir; don't take on. Thero's
no harm done," said Farmer Brown good
naturedly. " Tbe lass is no worse. Aro you,
Betty, child? I'll just catch Hob Roy before he does further mischief; then I'll
help Betty up home."
Betty was. still resting against the
squiro"s rough sleeve. Sho felt dazed and
queer, but very comfortablo, nnd tho
squire kept chafing her little cold hands
in bis own warm clasp."
"You might have been killed!" he repeated hoarsely. "Betty, do you know if
you'had died the light of my life would
have gone out? Oh, childie, could yon
ever accept an old man's love? I am old
enough to bo your father, but I lovo you
more than all tho world besidol"
"So you have money after all, it seems'
Raymond has done well for himself. You
won't tell him we wero ever engaged?'
"I shall tell him some day that you
asked mc to marry you," said Betty proudly. "But I will nob betray yon. Don't bo
afraid, I know how to bo'generous. And
Raymond trusts me. Ho will not press
the matter.
"Well,.you can afford to bo generous, I
suppose,"   Leonard    answered    sullenly
"You've' not como off badly.after all.   You
see, you   and  I might! have  had to wait
years .for tho property.'.'
"Oh, how daro you .speak liko that!"
she cried. "Is all honor'dead within you?
But you aro going 'riway. -After this wo
need not mcob again till"��� .
:,. "Till'you are .married.    Well, you   can
afford to despise me'now, ���Betty."    '
.''Your ,orio cry is 'Afford, afford!' " sho
said.     "But the girl who is loved as I am
The Story of  a Young Physician and   tbe
Moral Thereof.
A ,tyoung  physician   living  in  another
city was'once called  to  seo a patient at a
timo when he was himself in   a   stato  of"
moral crisis.    He  had   been   present two
days before at a consultation   on   tho case
of an eminent citizen, and tho doctors had
disagreed.'   By all "of  his own study an I
-experience  he  was "absolutely   convinced)
that a certain operation  desiivd.by two of/
his colleagues in consultation would result
in the death of tho 'patient.    Tho  fourth
physician beliovod as ho did, but when' he
spoke'it' was to assent to the  opinions  of
tho.^.'o''elder men, in the hope that  their
���wisdom-was assured and that  the  man's
life might be saved.    The old doctors had
their way.   Tho patient died nest day un-(
der the hand of tho skilled younger  man,
whose< consciencer promptly entered   into
revolt of his whole nature against his own
Individual- relation 'id  tho conditions of
his profession.    After a sleepless night hej
was called to the bedside of a second well
known  citizen,   a  man   suffering    from
"Americanitis"���crushing" '' overwork���
whose,system was adittlo' shaken up by a
fall  from  a bicycle and,w,ho had a slight
fevo'rish  cold  attended by'an inability to
bold up his hpad. s 'Tho young, doctor, being,1 as we have said, in  a ��� state of moral
-jrisis, saidtto the patient: "In bed?^That's
good./ 'Stay there(for a week.    Don't'eat
anything' if you  can, possibly . help ' it.
Drink1 plenty of cold'water.    Forget busi-f
ness."    To   tho patient's 'wife, ho  said:
"He's all right.  ' It's', time he had a rest. *
Be suro -....ere is plenty of' fresh,air.in the,
room' iiigli't and day.    Don't'let  any'one
talkjbusiness'to  him* for*1 a-week." J He
went'.away, without _ giving' a'tablet.ior
leaving a prescription. -( Andf.ijest day���he
decidody".to quit  the profession,*' so   that"
wh'en""he heard later how^liorrined -people"
were, to learn that Mr. Av^had" died under'
bis hand and that, ho had told-Mr. B./that
r nothing/ailed him he only^'smiled 'grimly,
andfgaid nothing.' He is now a very rich
man, but he made his money buying  and-
pollinga very commonplace commodity.���'
Boston,Transcript. .,< __."',��_.,.,     r. '  '- '<.
A thistle once grew near a hly,
A stately lily and fair,
And the wind swayed the one to the other.
And the spirit of love was there.
And unto the lily and thistle     .'
A sweet little flower was born,
And the lily bent down to caress it,
And her finger was pricked by a thorn.
The blood that tlie pale, pure lily',
'   In the joy of hor nio'therhood, shed
Gave the sweet little stranger its color,
Gave the lose its beautiful red. *
The rose that unto tholily '
And unto the thistle was born,
By the lily was given its beauty,
By the thistle was. given its thorn.
1      . ���Cleveland Leader.'
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�����!- ii v.*.     ' '   '    Ji ��' I."   \
Wa8h.n2.ton ' and   His   Masterly
'   <*-   tf-Retreat From Xrons Island.1 I      ���"'
'     '        ' -   )
\Vhile.the men labored on,the intrencb-
ments he quietly,'gathered , boats,^nndtsee-
ing ou the 29th that tlie  British meant to
come on his rear with   their  fleet  he'om-
barkedhis  whole 'army 'that  night  and
crossed^ successfully  to   New j York. t.' Jt,
was a masterly retreat.    In  tho  faco of,a
strong enemy lying within gunshot, wit'i -
' a'nbstilG'fleet close at harid;' he sgot  9,000'
men- into,- boats, ^ferried   them   across ia
broad^stream with- strong tides  and  currents'aVidi-loft  behind  only  ��.<. few heavy
guris.', The wind was light and  a  thick
mist, helped   to    cover    the   movement!
Washington, in the saddle and on foot for'
48, hours,',..watched ever  everything-and
was the last to leave.    As he followed his
heavily -laden "boats  through   the  kindly
imistand darkness  ho  must 'have fclt^'a
sense" of profound relief, for, he had grasped a fortpnate chance and had lesciied Ins
army from an 'almost  hopeless  position.
The Americans had been   beaten   in   two
heavy skirmishes, but the American army
had -"escaped.    It was possible to mako tho
raw militia who had been defeated In their
first open   action' in'to   veterans, for  they
lacked nothing for becoming good soldiers
but experience.     But if the only American
army   111 liio field  had   been   destroyed at
tho veiy outlet of ihe contest, the Revolution   would   havo   been   in   great   peril
Washington'b ono thought was to hold his
army together ar.d  fight  as   ofton   as  he
could; but, whate\er happened, that army
which ho commanded  must ne\er  bo dis-
���,ol\ed.    He liisd fought  in an   impossible
position, hern beaten and   saved His army
froi.i the bunk of destruction, taking full
advantago of  the 'mistakes  of  his  oppo
ncnts.    Sow,   on 'Manhattan   Island,   ho
freed the enemy oneo more, ready to fight
' Mr. Theopbilus Tompleton loaned back
very comfortably in his crimson leather,
, brass nail studded library chair, rested his
elbows on tho arms, brought his finger
tips _togother and looked very benign and ���
important.   '       '   ' , , <
"A rioh  man, eh?   Well, yes,   I am  a
rich'man���what some pooplojwould call a
very rich  man���and tbe beauty of  it is;I
mado my fortune myself.    When I started
out forouyself, a lad'of 10���that's 50 years
ago or more���I had all my worldly goods
in  a, red  handkerchief, slung on a stick
over my shoulders.   Today���I say itywitb-
out^boasting���i-tb'ero'6* not .'a (finer line of
steamships, afloat' than tho Clytics, and 1
own 'em^all���every blessed baker's dozen
vof'em.",    ~   ti   _'?���'" ���;,������.���.%��     ,       ,:       V
���  .Fred Warrington.listened respectfully���
at handsome young, follow, .with,o^wide.
awake, frank*; dppk' in1 his blue-byes, and a;
'genoral .manly bearing abo"ut him that rcc- ���
omracnded^iiri'-whereyer he" went, very
'especially'tq.ladies.' ,,  '  tjv   v **   ?"" -  \
'    "And'.yet.iwith' all^yourjwealth, your
,beautifnl'horhc, your kindly,'affectionate
'nature, you'have usedall 'jj-our lifo iri'ac-
cumulating riches." 'You" have never mar-1
fried���nover had a real/true home," he.ob- -
The Story ot  the Revolution,"
by Senator H. C. Lodge, in Scribner's.
loved can 'afford' a good deal. Even a
woman scorn.cd can 'afford' to be genprous
to tlio man ghgrthought she loved when
real love coinqs and conquers all."   ���
��� .       ���''-*-.*.������       * ,.     *        ���'.-��.
It was nearly a year after.'their-weddiiig,''
and Betty aiul^the squire stood among\tlie,
primroses whero  he had first found  her,
and   she  told   him   the  story of  why she
cried' that day.
"And you've never cried for hind since,
'.'Never, Raymond. Those wero my first
and last tears for a falso lover, and I havo
never regretted that day."
"Regretted it!" The squiro drew her
close and kissed her sweet lips almost reverently. '"It was tbe.happiest day of my
life," "ho said, "for it brought me you. "������
Bcying: a Home Without Cash.
"It is possible nowadays���quite easy, indeed���for tho industrious wage earner, or
person with small mcaiiR or income, to
own his home," writes Barton Cheynpy
on "Buying a House Without Cash" in
The Ladies'Homo.Journal. "And ho ca*i
do this cither with a very small sum cf
money in hand or by some plans without
ready cash. By the^o plans a home is
purchased outright and cleared of debt
in a comparatively short term of years,
tho purchasor paying a sum equivalent to
a lair rent, for tho property. Thero aro :���
number of methods by which such purchases may be made, that offcied by the
building and loan associations, endowment insurance, through instalment mortgage*, etc. Of the many sources of bon owing money to pay for a home, it may be said
that tho building and loan associations are,
in many it peels*, to bo preferred by tho
borrower���perhaps not to tho private mdi-
VKhv.l; much, however, depends on tho
individual.. As a rule, ono can, I bclice,
borrow, money inueh mcroadv.-iritageously-
on a mortgage froni an individual than
from alinbst'"':a:ny,' other, source. This is
especiallyYthb casc-.whero tho applicant for
a loan is known to bo of correct habits
and industrious."
Trifles That <Ca��so Bravery.
On ono of the streams in Yorkshire a
man and a boyvvere seated in a boat fishing, when suddenly tho boy lost bis balance
and fell overboard.
'   The man '''gallantly jumped, into the water and rescued the little 'fellow..'-
"Bravo!" remarked a .farmer standing
near. "They ought to give you the Humane society's medal." ' '������.'���
"An what for be'eos?" asked the old
'chap. '"���'.���'    ���'.-.,������'
"For so nobly saving that poor lad's
lifo at the risk of your own." replied: the
"Now, Icok here, mister," be rejoined,
"I don't want no praiso w'ere no praise
ain't doo- If you'd been me, you'd
a-done just the same."
"Why?" said the farmer.
"Why? Why, 'cos the young imp had
all the bait in his pockets, that's why���an
a good why, too, mister."���Pearson's
"That's tbe rankest kind of/nonsense,"
smy boy.    I never inarriedbecause I never,
yet saw tho'^ODiao'l wanted.    But. it's a
,'good'thing for a' ybung^fellow*'to settlb
'down.    I believe that, df I didn't practice
it. , I hope you'll marry_earlyC"Fred.''   f"\ f
i. ��� A Jittle twinkle'was. in Warrington's
handsome faco. "        , ��� ,
' "I agree with you there, sir, to a T.    I
think I shall marry early."     ���   - ���-
Mr. Tompleton bestowed a satisfied.look,
on him. .. . '.*;' ? ; '<>) * \\\ \.-'.'X,\.'.
"." ''All right,' my dear boy] ilarry early
and marry to pleaso me, andil'll rcmom-
ber you"handsomely. I'll give you'a^coun-
try bouse to live in insumraer time and
the town residence for winter.' I'H'give'
you ten thousand a year,income, and your
wife shall bavo the handsomest diamonds
Street's can collect.*"     r, ' ',      >
' Any one' in the "'world wonld.thave
thought Fred .Warrington*was transported'
to the seventh heaven of, rapture' at'_tho
bewildering prospect hold out to him, but
ho. merely looked a little graver as he
.bowed courteously. * ,
"I know you are just as good and generous as it is possible for man to be,* Uncle
Phil, but"���
Fred hositated in his speech, and a
thoughtful frown gathered on his forehead.
Mr. Templcton looked the surprise'he
felt. '     *
" 'But!*   Where can the 'but' be to such
an offer as that?" You'vo only to marry to
please me.  By Jupiter! Frederick, jt isn't
'possible you're already in love?"
"Alroadyand cnga'ged to the sweetest
and dearest little dar"���
Mr. Templcton remorselessly cut short
���tho loverlike enthusiasm.
"Oh, of course, of coursol But who is
she?   What is her name?"
"Sho is Miss Rossie Floming, and sho is,
a music'teaobor, and her eyes aro"���
Mr. Tompleton looked sternly across the
library table.
"I don't care whether thoy are black or
green, you can't marry.her. I've picked
out a wife for you, and tho quicker you
get clear of your music teacher the hotter."
Fred colorod; then tho look of wild eyod
defiance Uncle, Phil was acquainted with
came into his eyes, making them deep and
darkly blue.
"I beg your pardon, sir," ho said quietly, "but a fellow prefers to pick out his
own wife.    I have chosen Miss Floming."
"Tho douce you have! Well, then, let's
hoar what you have to say whon I tell you*-
tho lady I*havo in my eyo for my future
niece is tho most beautiful, cultured, refined girl who ever flashed into west end
socioly. She's rich, too, and just tho very
daisy for you. A music toacher, indeed,
whon Bcatrico Lovett is to be had for tho
"Which doesn't raise ber in my estimation," Fred avowed serenely.
"What!" Mr. Templcton said sternly.
"Fred, you'ro a���a fool!"
AntVthcn Fred laughed, which bad a
most exasporating effect upon the old
"1 say you shall marry her, and I .-want
you to put on your hat and go with mo at
once aiid be introduced to her. She's staying at Mrs. Saxony's.    Come along, sir]"
Fred rosq promptly. -���'������'.
"Certainly., I'll go and bo presented to
her, and I dare say there will be no reason
why I shall notyadmiro dier immensely,
bub as for falling in .lovo with ��� Miss Lov-
��� ett'���'���',���.���'. :������:'""���"���': i'' -..'.'���''        r .'     ������...'
Ho laughed and shrugged his broad
shbuldlers, then, pub on his"- hab and wont
outvvith .Mr. Templeton to meet the charm-
:ing young lady intended lor his destiny.
lb was a beautiful little villa not far
from Mr. Templeton's stately mansion, a
little back from ��� tho .parade, and it made
a.very protty picture, with its white lace
draperies floating in tho,stiff sea breeze,
and the spray from the fountains blowing
in a rainbow shower, and-the gay striped
awnings fluttering their scalloped borders
in"the July sunshino.
The liveried footman bowed his best and
regretted to-be obliged to inform tho gentlemen that Mrs. Saxony was not in. A
swift look of dismay on Mr. Templeton's
face perhaps touched that functionary's
tender heart, for ho hastened to assure
them that Miss Lovett was in tho drawing room.     Would thoy walk in?
But that Mr.,Ternnleton declined doinsr.
as be was not personally acquainted with
Miss Lovett, at least not, sufficiently acquainted with her to present himself.   He
had known her when she was a girl of'10
'and'had always  boen  hor father's most
cherished friendj and  had  been* in correspondence with Mr. Lovett when that gentleman died so .suddenly, in India,' 'but.all *
tho same, with' an old1 bachelor's charac-" '
teristic sbrinkingfrom protty young girls,   ,
ho declined the invitation until Mrs. Saxony-should be present. " , '    '. '    ���
"It's too bad���too bad!" ho said as they "
Went   'through (tbo  beautiful  little park
into which  carriages wero not admitted,
and, impellod by an impulse be recognized
afterward as fate,. Mr. Templeton paused
midway down the path and turned.to look'
back at Mrs. Saxony's house.. ,-     "   ,  ,���
".By Jove!    Thero sho is*'at tho window' .
���Miss Lovett!   Isn't sho n beauty?   Isn't'")A
sho sweot enough to turn any lellowtopsy'. >.
turvy? j Look, y Fred���thero's  the'wifo-I
picked out for you! Can your musiotoaoh-   "
er bc/itthat?" (     '- ��� ' '      /V,
And Mr. Temploton seized his unoffend- "
ing nephew by tho sleeve and gesticulated
emphatically  toward   tho   opoh  window
whoro a girl sat, beautiful indeed���mar-M(
volously  beautiful, 'fa"ir and,dainty, witii
dark, lustrous  hair  braided   on  a  proud
littlo head, and straight, boavy .dark brows ,
that mado ,tho purityof  her complexion '
still more dazzling.  A"rosebud df a mouth,
a round���handsomely chiseled chin, a'wbito
dress/ with  creamy lace' and 'a ,pink rose
at her'tthroat,.made a picture fairconough,_
to indeed  have turnud any ..man's-senses
"topsy turvy." .    >
'- , She did not raise hor oyes from hor book,
and. she was unconscious of1 their_ espionage or of, Fred  Warrington's transfixed ,
gazef ��� '   ���     ' !
y ^'So you're struck, eh?    So yoii'll give^
the old man crodit'for having ygbbcLtnsto," "J
will you?. You "wouldn't mincif having-her, , a>
for your Wife after all, I suppose.-     ���*���    * ���
Fred dr'ow"aii.long-'.brcathvthon quickly.-:
linked his., arm: inJMrJ Templeton's aud<>4
drew that gentlemahlajway.' ; , ' ^ ]'X *'��' V^ (
"She is, tho "sweetest/most Ibcautifulif^'
ever saw. I'll marry her tomorrow ���*I".',,
she'll have mo"'ho said. '*���, ' r , ���
''And how'tho old gentleman,laughed. i!-
;, ,"Musio teacher ,notwithstanding, oh?" J
he said.5 '��� - ' <   ''      ���   '
-/ And thon Fred'laughed, and-Mr. Templeton  generously.decided  not,. to>be too ; v-
sarcastic oh tho "poor boy. "  ' ���"'        "''*'*   *"
t Almost at the sanio momcnt,a tall, lovo-',
ly girl, several  years older than, tho fairy
in white by the window in Mrs. Saxony's^
^drawing  room, eriteied, and',went  up tO'r
hor.   ,    '    " ' *'' ���������'�����'-    (  -     ,   -* ,
���   r"Absorbed, in, your book still, Rossie?    ���
Tt is'timojor my,lesson, isn't it?" *       ^
'-'"And  Rossio   Flemings, laid -tfbwn   her   a
\book,,and f,or on hour sho nnd-Miss"Bea-.
trix' Lovett devoted themselves to tbo niu-
'sic losson/to be  inteirupted,- by'a gentle-^
man who had  bribed tho footman  topper-    >���
mit him  to enter tho" musio'room vunan-,,
nounced and to whom Rossio flow .with., a  _
littlo shriek'of- delight. I t/     , - ��"
"Fred, oh, Frodl   .How did you know I
was,in Brighton?    I "only came' yesterday
to assist Miss'Lovcttwith��her in osier, Thisi  '
is 'Miss  Lovett,   Fred���Mr. ' Warrington,
, Miss'Lovett."   , ' ^       l        '"" \"
1     And before he had finished  his very de-     -
lightful call Mr. Warrington related to tbo
ladies the mistake bis undo had made. ,      '*
"And I am   sure Miss 'Lovett will   not'
blamo'mo if I insist  that  I shall   marry
you, little Rossio, and the sooner the better, before Uncle Phil' discovers "his mis- -
take."       ,, ) ,   ,
, And tbo next week thoro was a quiot .
-wedding at the local registrar's ollico '
while Mr. Templeton - was Staking his
snooze in his chair, with his handkerchief
over his faco, dreaming of the days whon
beautiful Miss Lovott would reign royally
in his nephew's homo. -
At 8 o'clock tho sanio night ho was electrified by the receipt of a note from Fred.
"I have neon and gono and done it, Un-     ���
cle  Phil,"   it said.    "I   promised*)you I u
would marry the lady you selectod for me, 1
and I shall present her to you in'an hour. ���
Thero's  nothing   liko" striking when the"
^ron's hot, is there?"
And punctually on timo Fred appeared, ���
histe'ride on his arm, lovely as tbo morning," blushing like a roso, her blue eyes
shining liko stars, hor sweet red mouth
quivering as she looked wistfully up into
Mr. Templeton's face when Fred presented
" Wo'vo quito stolen a march upon you,
but this is my wife, Undo Theophilus���
Mrs. Fred Warrington, fast and sure."
"I'm astonished *and dumfounded and
delighted, my dear. However did you do
it, Frod?"
Bub bofoie Frod could mako the explanation he deemed incumbent a servant announced a lady, who camo sweeping in in
garments of deep purplo velvet���a girl
with .starry eyes and hair as golden as
"Miss Beatrico Lovett!" said the servant. ,
And then���well, the sceno Is indescribable,but with_two lovely women beseeching
him to forgivo, aiid the pansy purple eyes
making him feel tho queerest around his
hoarb ho ever had felt, somchow-^he never
knew how���Theophilus Templcton simmered quiotly down and accepted' tho situation with tlio-best gracb at ..his command
.until six'mbnths afterward,When die triumphantly announcedyto' his-iiophowl-hab
the luckiest day of his lifo had', boon .when
ho mistook Rossie for Miss Lovotb.-.-   .���
"For since yon Wouldn't havo her for
your wifo you shall have her for. your aunt
and help yourself if you can!"    ..
Bub as no ono was at all anxious to help
it Mr. Templeton .married his beautiful
young wife, and it is. a question'who, of
tho quartet is the happiest-.���Pauline Montague in Spare Moments. -������ >..
��� 'Unappreciated. Melody.
Mrs. Weeks���In the name of goodness,
what .was., going on at your house ..last
night? It roally did sound liko a lot of
Indians on the warpath.
Mrs. Meek���Oh, it wasn't quite as bad
as thab! It was only my husband singing
the baby to sleep.--rRichmond Dispatch.
About 20,000 letters are addressed to
Queen Victoria yearly by. her subjects.
Those that are not stamped are not forwarded by the officials. The queen's letters have precedence of all others and are
forwarded to Windsor by speoial messenger
from the general postoffice.
BH '     1  f        ^   i  .'   "      I  ^J>  ������       1  J-1  , A VERY KNOWING DOG  THE   TRUTHFUL   TALE   OF   a'  MOST  ' MARVELOUS CANINE.      , "  ?>  vs  %,  <v  >rS:  and get the gentle-  ������*j'  /V  f*     l-  ',������/  8  /  Disaster Came to Wag When He Tried to  Ring tbe Bell on a Batch of Chestnuts  '' That Were Sprung;   as New StorieB at a"  Hotel Men's Dinner. j >   -  '    '   >���������'        '    ' ' >      Y7  Colonel John  McGillicudy, the veteran  hotel clerk *of  Pittsburgh at a recent eon-1  t vention made the assertion ..that one well  ���������rained dog was of' more value than four  bellboys in a properly'coriductedhotcl.'u  "For 40 years and more,", continued  Colonel McGillicudy, "I'vo stood behind  tho desks of hotels'all over.this 'country, (  nnd during ten of those,years I drew a salary for my dog ,Wag as well as for -myself.  Ho was left over in Wilkosbarre, Pa., by a  circus troop, and when ho found that ho  was doserted he naturally went to the hotel where Twas., Our hotel1 got most of  ,tho theatrical business in those days, and  that dog  knew it. , Ho was a dirty white  i-bull, with a stumpy tail,'a scarred'"face,  bloodshot^ eyes and  tbo" remains of are-'  . markably fine set of teeth. lb was a warm  afternoon; and I was' dozing  in Van  easy  ohair behind the desk when I was awakon-���������  ed'by 'a.loud bark. T looked up and, stick-  ^ing abovo tho level of the desk, was a dog's'  Head."'  Two bloodshot eyes glared at mo,  nnd a'pair of ..dirty foro paws rested>on the  registor.' We had suffered from a mad dog  * 'scare, and I was sure'that;'tho animal in,  "frout of ! me could'-nbt be sane.  , rjumped  out'of ,Jiny choir; and nsT'did so^ the dog  vy sprang bri the aesk-Q-'Ho looked/ine over  I critically nnd������Ttnen wagged bis tail." The  /relief<was great. I coaxed him'down from"  the,desk, gave him, something to eat, and  *, from'that moment/we were fastffriends.'  ^y- ,-VIt was1 quite, by accident 'that-Wag de-  '���������>��������� veloped his greatest usefulness.,, I taught  "**biin a lot of tricks that anyjdog can learn,  suchtas "growling /and showing his,ugly"  ^teeth w^ben" "strangers asked  mo^to^cash  5 checks/watching tbe.dinihg room door at  "mealtimes to make ..suro'^hat only guests  'entered,*and even,running,orrands m response to calls.- For this last work I fitted  '^a small _ slate around ,vhis neck, on', which  , wns^ printed,'What,do'you want?'  A "pencil ywasattached to it.    When a man rung,,  for a bellboy, I, would say to Wag:J   f  l"'Gb^to room  20' ������*"'*���������  ������o������-. f.ho1  'man's order, Wag..!/*'     j        >,?������������������' .  ./���������_" Away .hV would go, and I never knew  hint to mako a mistake. He made himself  very (Useful 'in these ways, but, as  I said,'  .   Iwforof It was purely by-accident vtbat his  l'/greatest usefulness came about.  Wag was  ,,.like a puppy in ono characteristic.    His  " -c appetite was large, and he would swallow  1 ���������&anything 'that ho could get into his mouth.'  //.I kept^on ,my desk, in^he^ofnce'-a^smnlF  " \but,powerfuli alarm clock','so that when 1  -/was,,,op night*diity/arid* bappened to take a'  ��������������� nap'linight bo aroused; in. timo to call, upl  such guests as intended to go on tbo early-  trains. ,~,Wag watched that clock hungrily*  for tho first two .weeks _that' lie was with*  /me x "Tho alarm,! bell annoyed ���������hirii.   y,One~  morning when it rang out Wag.'whodiad  ,/beon sleeping^near^the  stove.^jumped up,  made a   bound on  the desk ,and, before I  could   prevent  it, .swallowed   the  clock  That night It,was on duty.    Beforo falling  into a light  sleep  that  should  carry me  through to tho tiino when it was my duty  to  arouso  tho guests  I noticed that Wag  went through a lot of motions that were  new to me     Ho stretched himself out on  his back and wound his feeb around in the  air  much  as  a gymnast does when   he is  balancing a barrel on his feet. I was tired,  and 1 fell asleep without troubling myself  much about  tho dog.    I was aroused   by  tho familiar sound of my alarm bell.   The  sound came from ' tho floor, and   I looked  down.    Thoro was Wag standing up and  looking at mo  knowingly.    Tho  ringing  came from his stomach.   Wag winked one  of his rod eyes at mo, and when tho nng  mg stopped ho  stretched himself out and  went to sleep .-gain. <  "Now, you fellows may notbolievo this,  and I wouldn't if I had not seen the thing  myself. That dog, with almost human intelligence, had discovered a way of winding up that clock by stretching himself  out*on his back and waving his feet in the  air. You sco, it was a clock with a regular  key attachment on the back. On the following night I saw Wag go through his  peculiar motions, and at tbe proper hour  tho next morning tho alarm lang out at  tho regular time. Then I knew that I had  a dog that was worth while. Wag knew  it, too, and his new importance made him  very dignified. I trained him so that it  wasn't necessary for me to get up m the  morning. Wag would wind the clock u'p  every night, and when m tbo morning he  heard tho admonitory click inside which  gavo warning that the alarm would ring  in half a minute ho would trot up stairs  nnd, as tho alarm rang, walk up and down  in front of tho rooms occupied by early  guests!   You don't know how many hours'  ��������� leop that dog saved mo.    Ho went with  mo from ono hobel to another, and ho was  such a curiosity that   I brought  him to a  hotel men's dinner in this city.  Everyone  petted him and fed  him, and Wag was on  his good behavior.    Ho listened patiently  to all the sp'eecbos until Mr. Simoon Ford  began tolling new stories.    Then Wag got  down on his back  and   began waving his  feet.   He was ab tho other end of tho room-  from   where  I- was  seated.    I, knew,   of  course, that ho was merely winding up the  alarm,   but   tho  waiters    didn't.      They  thought that he was having a fit.    Beforo  I could interfere two of thorn grabbed him  and hustled him out of  tho room   just as  tho bell began   to ring.    They threw him  into tho street, and-1  haven't  seen  him  since, but I can boll"���������  .   At this poinb tho presiding officer pounded with his gavel to  indicate that Colonel  McGillioudy's - time had    expired.���������New  York Sun.  A'STRANGE MONSTER."  It Lives Below Ground and Needs Neither  JUg-lit Nor Air.  Ihat an animal may live nearly two  hundred feet below the surface of the  earth without a bit of sunshine or the  smallest opening for the' admittance of  fresh air seems ��������� an incredible thing indeed, but 'Cornell University has just  received scientific proof that such a thing  is possible, reports tho Uew York Herald.  The1 proof, too,'is conclusive. % for it is* the,  possession of the animal itself and a careful and accurate description _of its manner  of living ario-the method ot   its   capture.  1 The'animal'referred to is a "species of  the salamander, but it is much different  from the little redjizardlike animals that  are often found inlrnud puddles after a  hard rain. "Indeed, it could not live for  any length of timo in* tho open light and  air liko the salamanders with; which we  are acqtiaintsd. The bottom of an artesian well 181 feet deep^ which was recent-,  ly bored at San'- Marcos, Tex'., seems to  be the only place whero the little creature  has been ablo to exist; at least, tho only  place ywhcroJ it has'over been found,  i Th������ three specimens of this- wonderful  dittlo animal, which has* been christened  with the scientific name of< Typhlomologe  ���������tho name seems1 as1 strange as, the am-;  mal���������weroigivcnHo the .Cornell University. Museum by Hector von -Bayer, architect and -engineer -of the United -States  Fish Commission.j *   ���������'_, ' ,  It.is' said "-that   only six-of .the species  havo- over .,been   ionnd     ,ind   that these  LUCK OF A YOUNG  DOCTOR:  THE TYPHLOMOLOGE.'  \     I     *���������     f1      -,    \ ._ .,*.. A Y  have all come from*"11 the_- same .arto-dan  well. ' A's it has several peculiar charaot-  eristics heretofore , entirely un known! *to  .scientists to'havo existed -in living!animals, the .typhlomologe ��������� is - the. most important, and interesting of all tho'remark  able tailed 'batrachians. & .^V ���������"V_  ^, The illustration gives ,the>eader a good  idea of the appearance of tbe animal in a  general way, but* a "close examination  shows'the-most'striking pecularitics. " Its  skin'is pure,white in color, and. there is  no external eye whatever. *ifIts legs (are  unusually'long for such a small animal';  the proportion being greater than has ever  ^before been^'known' among tailed batrachians.*; Not only do thehngers and toes,  as the digits may' be called, differ in  lengthVbut the ^legs^themselves vary as  much - as two millimeters ��������� in \ the -same  animal. Strange,5 tobr,Dr. Wilder'lias!  concluded,"  after- considering   tho    ,well  ^developed, thin, ^ swimming, tail, \ that  these legs, 'slender and' elongated as they  are, ceased >to serve the animal in^ locomotion in its 6trange"abode, but thatch*." the  inky darkness of the'subterranean*nwaters  they served'as   feelers.    Thus the typhlo-  t inblogo . is another excellent ���������proof * to  scientists'ot the adaptability/of nature to  ' its surroundings.. ������. j ������ *\, \c "'���������''*;  Theiteuhnical- name of, Typhlomologe  Bathbundi Stejneger'has been- given1 the  animal. "  Two Accidents In Front of His Office the  Very Day He Opened.  Edwin Ames, a prominent 'official of  Worcester, Mass., told a story of the pe-,  culiar manner '(in which, luck sometimes  comes to doctors. <, Among the houses he  rents in that city is one that was long occupied by a well established physician.  This physician died, and Mr. Ames advertised tho premises for rent. There were  many applicants,' but the first was a young  medical stude'nt,r'just graduated 'from a  school in Boston. .Somewhat surprised at  the audacity.of the" youth, Mr. Ames inquired his prospects and learned that he  did not know a soul in Worcester and must'  depend entirely upon tho incomo from his  practice for support.  VI told him," said Mr. rAmes, "that ho  must expect to starve for four or five years  in Worcester before he could earn a living,  but he insisted on rentingsth6 house, and  I finally promised to- remit, $10 from the  amount of the first month's rent if he had  a patient tbe first day. While I was assist-  inghim injiailing up the 'sign a boy was  run over'by"anrice wagon on-.that blook  and brought to the doctor -to have his  wounds dressed." ^Hardly had he finished'  with the boy beforo a woman in a passing  car was struck witb a hatpin, and he was  called upon' to extract it. . His luck began  from that day. These .patients advertised  him through, the accoiintsin tha daily papers, and he is now the leading physician  of our city."���������Washington.Post.  5P*RK TELEGRAPHY.  A  NORTHERN   MIRAGE.  . , A Maxim' Revised.' "..''"  "   "Wewere all sitting around the hotel'in1  'Honolulu," said  Purser .McComb of tho  Australia, "swapping lies aiid stories when-  'some one  started tbe   joke that each man  present swas to tella^iiioral story or set up  therdrink's.- Everybody agreed oxcept Ca-,'  -marinos, b Greek, whoxis'-in-tbofrujt business there- and reported, to be quite  -wealthy. l *, - -������ ~ ,^ \ ..'.)���������/��������� '\* - X\>  " 5{I know lotsf in' Greek,^ said Camar-'*  inos, 'but'I don't know any,iii 'English.' *  -"'^Greek .don't ,go*>here,'/ Camarinos"'  What do we know aboutfjfyour languagef  You' tmay be( givingruVa/fiir and we" be  none tbe wiser. You ".must tell it us in  English, ^myi> son.V^Camarinos    looked  .puzzled when' his turn came togivo a phiK  osophical maxim. >Hq'/_iputvhis finger,rto  bis foreheadand tben'saidsuddenly, with  a prightT'lGok, 'I have.'one.J]  ,"   -" 'Let rs have itJ.Ywas.thb cry. _ ' l  , ".'Wen, I don't know if! get him quite  right,' he lesponded.  j*  /i/\    ' <\  1 , " 'Oh, let lisjhaveit.'  '" '-" v"  ^  " 'Well,'then,'it is this:; A  brick which  goes tnis.way,'! waving, ^hisyhands to and  -fro,1 'catches no grass.'*     '\-ot" r'  "There vvas, a'Jgobd laugh^ and it was  voted' that Camarinos had* 'told tbo best  story that ever'had'been' heard in Honu",  lulu or elsewhere.!''���������San 'Francisco News'"  The   Strange   Experience   of   a   Traveler  "    in Wiimipes;. '  There was a railroad collision in England recently, after which the signalman  who was brought to book for it asserted  that he was sure the train hads passed  which afterward came up and caused the  damage Apropos of which statement, a  correspondent sends the London Daily  News*this extract from a letter he had  received from his son in Winnipeg:   ^  Arrived at^Shanawan,. my   companion  kindly   offered   to   stay with me till  the  train came, but I sent fhim   off   aod took  my   stand   on   the   track   with   nothing  more substantial   than   a   telegraph polo  to shelter me from the icy blast.   When I  was    left   alone���������sky   overcast, v curious  uind of mist   in    the   air, vhe two larm-  houses mentioned above out of sight, > the  wind howling around me,   and   tho loose  snow   that   the   wind   raised   from    the  prairie  driving   past   me   m   sheets,    I  thought it about as desolate a picture   as  I have over seb eyes on.    As   luck would  have it,   the   tram   was   late, and 1 had  fifty minutes   in   which   to enjoy myself  alone.    I   was   never   so abjectly cold as  when that tram eventually camo.    I was  rewarded by seeing a curious atmospheric  phenomenon   that   I   used   to read of as  tantalizing weary travelers in tho Sahara,  and that.   I   am   told,   is   common here  under certain conditions, viz.,    the   mirage.    At least fifteen minutes before   tho  brain arrived I saw lb suddenly   leap into  sight in a way that made mo pick up my  baq and   hop   off   tho   track    m double-  quick timo.    Then   I waved my handkerchief   for   it   to   stop,   and   suddenly   I  noticed that it   nad   stopped   about fifty  yards off. I began to charge up tho track  so as to get on board, whon"   it   mysteriously and suddenly   disappeared.    A few  minutes later 1   saw   it* again, only this  timo off the   track,    and   miming  along  the prairio.     It   gavo   me   qui bo an eerie  feeling, and I   began   to   think   that tho  co|d had gob   into"  my   head,   and I cast  superstitious glances round   me   to see if  there   were   anv   moru   trains  frolicking  about in the   snow,   and   suddenly   I be-  though b me of what   I   had   heard about  the mirage.    When   J saw distinctly that  the train had stopped, ic  must have been  at Las-am, nearosf station, about nine   or  ten miles up bho line.  4..     -    A Char-icterihtic-.Aiiecdote. * S  'On'one occasion "-Borne ^Jone hinted?re  tirement pretty.' brqadly^to Mr. Gladstone,'  'entirely witha a View,'the person ..urged,  toithe-prolongation Jot"'"such a valuable  life./ "As^soon as he saw the drift ,ot the  speaker's remarks?the old~man "rose and,'  -with his'grim; dry gravity,^said: "Will  you dance with*me?/ Naturally/the well-  wisher stood aghast at the then Premier's  strange request, but-the latter. who prid,  ed himself particularly upon 'his sturdy  legs,' began to caper "about with youthful  vivacity. Seeing his visitor standing sur  prised, the G. O. M. tripped up to him  and'said:' "Well, if you^won't dance with  me/will you box with me?" and "squaring up" to him, halt in jest and1 half in  earnest, literally boxed the gentleman  out of the room. After that the man  whose vitality was the wonder of the  century had no more visitors anxiously  inquiring after his health and suggesting!  retirement. i  Possibilities of the Method of  Telegraphing, Without the Use of Wireg.        ,  Privy Counselor Dr. Slaby  of Charlot-  tenburg,   Garmany,   contributes   to   The  Century an article ,00 "The  New Telegraphy."   Dr. Slaby conducted   a series of  experiments in  telegraphing without the  use of w*res before the German emperor.'  He says in'cancl'iding his article:   ,       '  1 I have often been   asked   in what directions and in what field the use of spark  telegraphy   might   be    employed.      Our  knowledge of tho phenomenon in question  'is, so tfar, a very modest thing-, wo are  really in the very opening chapters.    Who  would   care'to ,say   today how far and.,  whither, the path will lead us?   I do'-not  purpose to paint pictures of the future,'  but I believe  I "can  state .with emphasis  that for certain  purposes  the new telegraphy is ripe today  and  well  worthy of  consideration.    The  most important ap-  pearto mo to lie in   the militaiy field.  Besieged fortresses and adc-jVcing armies  which   have   the ,eneniy-'betweon ' thi-ni  could make use of 'spark  telegraph today *  as a method of communication.    The system works just as'surely on< a bright day  as by night and in fog.thotigh/to bo sure,  only'in cases where , balloons/ can  be employed; since the distances .reached'when  towers, masts  and 'high  trees  were used ,  would hardly suflico.in cases of this /kind.  , Quite'as important is the usefulncsK of  the discoyery for.the navy."   Experiments  of last.summer have" made perfectly cer-  vtainftho possibility  of  using '��������� captive hal-'  loons on the high  sea.    In  placo of. 'bal-C  loons,1 without/doubt, one. might ,us6 the^,  ^modern kites, brought to Isuch^a pilch of~  -���������perfection  in America! as 'those of/Har-**  grave and others.    I owe4 it  td^ho Jvh.d--'  I ness of an.acquaintance in New York-that;.  II know something of these excellent kites,  .'and a fevv experiments have already shown.  ^me thatathey hi-eVperfectly, adapted *- to the,  ^carrying of thin;wires.       ;���������    '_.    ,...,?���������-'*  . '1 There is a futufe'for ithei use of������ spark  telegraphy'for^lightbouses'arid lightships/  .Tbe^receiv^ngVapparatus ���������can'���������easily he]  made in a handy form, not bulkier than/a-,  chronometer.-> " On,tho approach to a light-  bouse ii wonld'/not'-only rgive signs,ybut-  would tick:outj'the^nanio'of the lighthouse";, it appears even'possible to provide  "the receiving"apparatus with a regulator,'  to be adjusted at will according to wbeth'-'  er a greater or smaller sensitiveness in.de-  , sired, whereby the, distance of "the lighthouse can be read off. / V ' X"^" - '  An undeniable weakness,of spark telegraphy is this:/Every telegram is imparted  to tho whole world; every receiver can take  it up. /Owing to this reason for the present its application vvill<have tobe confined  to particular   cases.'   For, practical pur-  ' poses, if one'desires to protect oneself from  having dispatches read by others,'there remains only the use"of> signs/arranged beforehand. 5 InT-war, to be r sure, telegraphy  would become'impossible as sponas a'hog  tile ppark generator should*c.tuse a perina-.  "nont^ ^disturbance of  the characters.*   A-  ���������fery interesting, battlo might occurjn the-  'waves of either. "  HAD BUT ONE CHANCE.  At I/eaat Pat Thought So, and He Accordingly Took It.  He was a  big'Irishman, and  his .name  was  Pat.    He was fixing''the- telephone*  wires and   whistling   to   himself   as'he  worked.    Just then an expressman camo  driving down the street'like Jehu.    Pat  made a fatal mistake.    In stead of attending to his own business, he tried to work  and watch tbe reckless driver at the,same  time.    The  consequence .was that be did  neither.    What he did do was. to lose hisN  footing.    There was a cry of horror froin .  the  bystanders below, echoed  by a lustyt(  yell from above. ,    ''     ' , -. . J , *   *  -' Every breath was suspended,'and then  a shout of relief went up'from the'crowd  Pat bad made a frantic dive for the wire "/,  and had caught it.'; /   "*   , *~     i   -/  "Hold on, Pat!" shouted some ono who V  knew him.   "Wo will get you down some-,'}  how'"    But the speaker stood stock still,', /  wringing bis hands. , , > -/     /    ,>,<!. "'  "Hun up town fora.mattressl" yelled^  one intelligent individual.- ,  '    "Got a ladder from somewhere!" bnwled  another.   'Nobody seemed  to know'just  'whereabouts "somewhere" ,..was, and no  one acted upon this suggestion. ,, -.:  , "Somebody do something!" commanded  ��������� philanthropic looking individual indignantly. "Tho man canjt hold onforover!^' ',  I say, do something!'' he shouted,"getting^ -'���������  very red in the face and dancing around >V i  excitedly.    '      4 r '    i    ,/*   '-.*'  ^Only one man Jn the crowd did not say    ','  'anything./ He was busy climbing up the"^  ^telephone,pole. / t       \ ' '    *    ''"'  ^  / 'The ex'qited, crowd condescended  ?ticb',him'finally and, saw  *-*-  '-'���������-  if  ���������  K'  ���������i   ?f  U ���������  ,    '<f  - w  ?x  IS,  fS"  -I.  .5*  -r "r  '��������� )'&.  ft*?  jrfl**  io     ������������������    /  _yem,  '^" \ ,*. ' X���������^\  1. - I   >*  ,  ^.(L-_.ViSuv\  a ���������:' f, ''M  y c ^X-Jk:%K  w, ��������� ij_w������f I  1 crowd.    The man suspended betweou^the'-'^  ^eartb .and heaven0 suddenly loosened+his'  hold    nnd "fell^ br\kward, < striking.;;the<.<  fground'twith^a rfcke'.sing'thud.,!" $,"& ������*?&'  ,v   "He isxdeadV/'groancd'tho crowd, and*  men  .didn't you hold'onVlittlo longer?'V^Xyf*l;*r$K^$^\  , ",Be jabors!1.'replied Pat earnestly,\-;pi%Mr,/ 'WMMl  was afraid tbe~w.ro .would break I'���������Saii'/^V1^"^?������  >  Mrs. Gladstone's One Divinity.  At a reception held in a great hall in  England not long ago Mr. and Mr3.  Gladstone were honored guests. During  the evening it happened that Mr. Glad*  stone was in a gallery directly above the  place in the parquet where Mrs. Gladstone was chatting with some ladies. In  tho course of their conversation a question arose which the ladies could not settle satisfactorily. Finally one said:  "Well, there is One above who knows  all things, .and some day He will make  all things plain to us."'  "Yes, yes," 'replied Mrs. Gladstone,  "William will be down m a minute and  he will tell us all about it "  W. E. Gladstone and Arbitration.  Among other world-known statesmen,  the late resident of Havvarden gave his  opinion of the signing of the Anglo-  American treaty. On that occasion he  wrote���������  Havvarden, Jan. 12, 1897.���������I rejoice in  the signature ot the Anglo-American  treaty. It would be too much to expect  that the quarrels of nations throughout  the world should bo gob rid of by means  of such treaties, bub thoy nudicate a  sound conviction worthy of Christians  and constitute a step in the path of real  progress. GLADSTONE.  '���������*<���������' -    < ",   ,*-.  -   Brain Processes and Crime;     t  -        1   *        IV , Yi , ,  In our courts of -law tho question 'of  double ^consciousness" occasionally forms  r the subject of legal deliberations,'for a  man in his second self'may commit a  crime of which ho has no recollection  whatever in his natural state. He is, in  other words, at one time tho Jokyll of his  household and may bo a "loving father, a  responsible citizen and a reasonable friend.  Then, when he lapses, - he becomes, the  Hyde of the romance realized to the full.  He may become a '"veritable villnin, who  will riot stop short of murder if his unnatural propensities direct his energies1 in a  homicidal d"*ecbion. Yet( he will wake  up, all unconscious of his wrongdoing, to  resume his J.fe as a peaceful man and  sober citizon.  Tho interdependence of our social lifo is  aptly illustrared by ca*-cs of this nature.  The question of icsponsibilily for ciimes  committed under dual consc.ousnoss is  one of the gravest which law and medicine  alike can havo to faco ai d detenu me. Tt  is not without tlie bounds of reason to suppose that our education in the story ol the  brain's byways may lead 'us perchance to  form judgm--*itsc\(*n of criminal acts more  consistent with inerty tbnn have oft'-n  been delivered, and to regard apparently  irrational offenses with a charity v\hich is  no'io tho less real in that it is founded  upon a knowledge ot tho weakness and y-  logulanties that beset tho working of tho  brain.���������"Some Byways of tho Bram," by  Andrew Wilson, M. D., in Harper s Magazine.  (who has."*been .away) ,,  'WbaVgot'tbe matter "with' Colonel Whoop/  -* Rawlins .while  he'd/'met tbe  , as they say in  'J1 Alkali Ike4-Aw. he got the, fool.' notion Ay?  into his hoadysomehow that.ho-wanted ur^-.^tr^r'  git inarriediahd, jumped  up,and "sent-an ^"*i(^\  t������*!-t,-������n������+4t--!-.'-k'lr-k-t An^      +.*-*.    *������'     tlTna>M|-ririy\riln1  l-nnnnft    /vA"    *  *>������&  ms*  advertisement "to a,matrimonial 'papen-of.'  in" the "easfsoinew li urs,  ���������round  comin out  he set'off  tion at Boomopolis. ' Noxt day  backwithout her, and he'hain't looked  happy sinco. ' * t - ** - / ��������������� 1 * -'-'w-/  '"/'H'm! What do you reckon she wrs  like?" , "   ,. ,        ,.   -v. '.  "Don't tknow, 'but from tho way in  which tbe colonel came back I can sorter  imagine. Ho camo Lhomo in a>hcarsc.  which he had hired for tho occasion, wi.LH  a sick Chinaman drivin. He said that was  tho only way ho coidd properly express hi^  feelin's, and that's all wo could ever-git"  him to tell about lb."���������New York Journal  TRAITS OF THE  CHINESE.  1 ').  AnTnrtiana correspondont writes to obtain the address of a Georgia author who  Js living out of tho state. The correspondent says:  "If hq is living, please forward my letter to him. If he is deceased,! would .he  glad to know it."  Tho correspondent doesn't stato just  why he would be glad to know tho aucber  is.deceased; but tho infcr.enco is that ho  has been reading some of tho author's  book's.-T-Alla:ita.Constitution.  About Books.  Tho ideal house has books all over it,  and yet it is best for tho books themselves  that thoy havo an apartment truly their  own. Many people who feel that they cannot afford a "library" would be asbonished  if they realized how easily one might, be  arranged. One of the most charming  bookrooms of" which I know is merely a  small chamber with a pretty view from  two windows and a snug corner fireplace.  At small expenso deal shelves Were run  entirely around the wall space and fitted  with roller blinds which'��������� may be drawn  down in front of the books at night or in  the daytime when cleaning is gcing on.���������  Boston Home Journal.  Gladstone's Illness and Sutt'erins".  Ever since Mr.-Gladstone resigned-the  British Premiership to Lord Bosobery in  1893, he has been a sufferer from neuralgia. A year or more ago it was claimed  that he had lost, his .eyesight. This report, although exaggerated, was not  without foundation, for he has had more  or less trouble with his eyes ,for at least  five years,, arid in tho performance of his  literary work has had to rely upon steno-  m-anhpra and friends. ._ :  Mysterious Conduct.  "Bobinson is worried about his new  wife." ���������'".'���������"/' -  "What's the trouble?" .'  "She has brought her first husband's  picbure down out of the attic and hung it  in the parlor."���������Detroit Free Press.  Not Tet Sure of His Seat.    /  "Do you ride a wheel?" she-asked.  .  "Well, I don't know that I would:be exactly  justified  in claiming  that," he re-  ; plied, "but now and thon I have a wrestling match with one1 of,them."���������Chicago,  Post.  Nature's Preservation of Species.  One of tho most magnificent species of  this kmgly genus was so abundant in the  Columbia river befoio canning houses had  reduced its numbers that tbo town reaches  were packed with salmon, whilo tho surface was covered with the dniting bodies  of those that had perished in ficico struggles with the crowd. Yet thero is good authority for "tho assertion that not a single  ono ever returns alive from the breeding  grounds in the headwaters of tho Rfc.  Cloud. The whole race is wiped out, ut-  toily exterminated, as soon as it arrives  at maturity and physical perfection,.in order that tho."perpetuation'-'of'.'tho species  may be assured. Tho vvholo object and  end of the beautifully co-ordinated body,  which is provided for by such admirable  and wonderful adaptations,'which'is built  up so slowly and ab so much cost, are rapid  and total destruction.    :J  The marvelous instinct which leads the  young fish to the ocean and the organization and the habits Which fit it for its marine life���������all, in a vvord, which makes of  the salmon our ideal of a lordly fish���������are  worth nothing as compared with the welfare of generations yet unborn.���������W. K.  Brooks in Popular Scionco Monthly. c  Danced In ������pito of Himself.  Mrs. Styles-rYou k-no.w that Mrs. Price?  Mrs. Close���������Yes, indeed-!  "Well, you know sho never could get  her husband id dance?"  "So I believe."   '  "Well, she succeeded in getting him to  dance last night."  "Impossible!",  "No, truly; her newjspring bonnet  camo homo C. O. D."- "    "���������.'"  Their Utter  Indifference to Suffering and  Their Business Honesty. '  Tbo Chinaman  is not wantonly cruel,  but ho  is  mar\elously indifferent  to,the  sufferings of others.    Tho cook will cover  a rat with kerosene and  set it alight, nob  to enjoy its sufferings, but because he believes  its  screams will  scare  its fellows ,  away. A magistrate will fan himself gently'  on the execution ground on which a yeli- '"  mg  malefactor is  being   graduallycut to  pieces, not because ho onjoysthe spectacle, *  "but because ibis all parbot bis day's work.  A crowd of  spectators will watch a child  drown because it is no one's special business to save it and   because to interfere in  what does not concern   you may give rise  to trouble  From what has been already said'as to  the keen interest takon by the Chineso in  money matters it may be surmised that  they should bo par excollcnco a "nation  of shopkeepers." And so they are. To  their credit bo it said that they have thoroughly realized that bargains are binding.  Tbo tea merchant may ondeavor in ovcry  way to get tho better of his European confrere, but once the mystic words "putboo  book"���������1. e , enter it in writing���������ha\o  bocn uttcrod the lattor may rely on tho  transaction being faithfully carried  through. This comparatively high standard of commercial morality naturally Jesuits in an elabornto system of cioclit,  greatly to tho advantage of both contracting parties, and, though tho "squeeze," or  perquisite, en tors into every arrangement,  it is nob sufficient to stop tbo wb'oclsof  commerce,- though undoubtedly it frequently clogs them.  . To goabek on your word in a,business  transaction or to fail to meeb.'-'your liabilities causes a Chinaman' to "lose face,'.' and  this is to him unbearable. Tho sacrifices  which he will mako on tho approach of his  new year to enable him to avoid being  posted as insolvent are as extraordinaiy  as they aro admirable. .' Nor would it be  right,to omit all reference to the facb.thab  to their justice they frequently'add generosity. I well 'remember a caso'������������������in whicij  an American ,.wbo had failed after yea is  of labor was supported, during the remainder of his lifs by his "compradorer"  as the native .employed by European firms  in their dealings with,Chineso is termed,  ���������Contemporary Review.  J      1   T*.  *j*~4&t������ii  "4 "-f-5  -.������     ^,1*5.-.  < - li  -. a'Tj f  ,  IJ         )-i,  ~ V}*i  f <���������  .*������  *j  S-Sv "���������*  YY             ' .       ������Y������   ������������������  h  " *. w  V  .'W*-',-  * r*$\\  *  k , ,' ta  ^  J  ���������     / i","il  ri   vi  j  ,       -v������    -SI  t  r       vy'i  1          1  '  1 ii  '-������'> 1  t    J,  ,-. ���������  " -'-'vi  1        -"Vl  ���������_  i'h      HI  i 1  7.  ^1  f- 1  ^t       1  '.* n  Giving Avray a Family Secret.  Teacher (of juvenile class)���������In tho sen-  *-"tonco "It is greatly to his credit" whaVia  tho meaning of tho word "credit?"  Member of Class���������It's something you've  got to have wheu you want to buy a pound  of butter ut the store.���������Chicago Tribuna li!  **���������  tntta^amwan miwanfs*4*������*A*i*a  -THE   -SEMI-WSEKl/Y  -B. C.  SATURDAY, . -SE9T- 1-Otfc ,, -1B9E  i  ffll  Bffl-flMLT  * * ,  IMS.  .������-���������  I  I'.. ���������  4'  iii  i'  ���������u  a:fld  Cuiriberiandj    B- G.  ,<���������  '. <  ' fsswed     Every    Tuesday  0   Saturday.  '        M. Whitney, Edftor.  ���������* * . ���������<���������  ,T������ilMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  ' '    '  IS"    Ai^ANCE.  RATES OF ADVERTISING;   ,  {One 3-ncb -per year,  once-a-week,  $12.00  ������      "      " month,       "'      ." 1-5������  Local cotice pei line "        "    ,        .10  For both   issues   one-hatjf   additional.  mail  $2.00  /ONE'YEAR,   by  Y     '        , ,  PER MONTH by earner ,.25  .SINGLE    COPY     Five   Cents.  I*- '  ,  'I  lb-  v> '  IK.'*  1*������ *  lie-  i.y. -  If<"��������� - <  r  j'   "y        ���������  to.il.  I tt v'  r<  it2T Advertisers who want their ad  -'������    * ���������  changed,    should get-   copy in ,by  ���������l^a.m- /day before issue., y  -,"'" *��������� ;<r   ���������' ''" -X  ' '  _��������� Notices    of ,Binns,    Marriagep"  and  * Death's.,  50 cerns each inserti-oh.       ' -  '- ,No ,A���������vertisment,inserted for less than  1   so bents.       ,'  '{5 l- < r     ��������� '    /  /  '.   'persons failing to get TifE News regularly should notity the Office. ���������  ;    *'' '     ' ������*'  '     persons having any business vviili T'-IE-  News' will please call at the office or;  / ' rite. l  SATURDAY; SEPT. 10th, ,1893  The p������ til-ess heat found   in   New  York in one day ,this   week,   fifty  1, ���������        . ���������" , ���������*,*'**  Victims.    We ought to be thankful  we live in a more desirable climate.  >      . 1 3.   * ��������� , ��������� '��������� .   -  ���������      ���������'. ��������� *  The members "of the Cabinet,,' ex;  '''"���������'    -j - '  <jept Dr. McKechnie,  who  has   rib  1        - * '<        - , "  '    i  portfolio, will seek a re-election on  October 15. They will doubtless  be returned. ' , ,  The man who stirs up ill-feeling  between employer and employees \b  ������,n enemy of both, and should be  treated as such, no matter whether  the employer happens to be a corporation or an individual.  ������ -, ������������������ .   -��������� ���������������������������������������������       ���������**���������  The Anglo-Egyptian troops have  captured Khartoum, routing the  Dervishes with immense slaughter,  and. dispersing the Khalifa army,  frordon, as the German Emperor  .declares, has at last been avenged.  LATEST BY IIRI.  BRITAIN HAS HER WAY.  Hongkong, Sept. 8.���������Li Hung  Chang has been dismissed from  power, probably in accordance with  the demand which the British Min-  ister here was instructed to make  on account of alleged general partiality of the great Chinaman to  Russia, culminating in Great Bri-  ain being deprived of the contract  for the P.ekin-Hankow Railway.  PREYF.TJS GETS A NEW TRIAL.  Paris, Sept. 8.���������The Figaro to:day  ���������gays, a cabinet council just -held un-  ���������animously agreed upon a revision  of the Dreyfus case, and directed  ���������j,he Minister of Justice to proceed  io take the neces.sa-ry steps to that  -end.  GQNSTJLATES BIXRNEJ3.  ���������'.: Candia, Island of Crete. Sept. 8.-  Reports the arrival of the British  warship Camperdown there. Several other warships have also reach  ���������ed that port. Re-enforcements  have been landed and the restora-  tion of i-eaee is expected. The fires  hav.e been extinguished but during  the fighting- the British and American Consulates were burned.  In the Trent river bridge accident case  ihe jury retired at 3 o'clock Thursday  afternoon and concluded their l.ibors  about 3 o'-Jock Friday morning when tbe  following yeidict, signed by every jury  num was rendered:    \  "We tbe jury beg to submit the followr  ing: Owing to the insufficiency of the  evidence brought to bear on the breaking  of the Trent river bridge whereby the  following persons met their death, viz:  Alfred Walker, JRichard Nightingale,  Alex. Mell.ido, Walter Work, Frances  Home, Nanka, Osana, we the juiy-are  unable to determine as to the cause of  the said breaking of the bridge. While  evidence was given proving the stability  of tbe structure on the one hand yet on  the other hand evidence was ' given that  the portion of the bridge known as the  chords were found to be in a rotten condition in several parts which may h.ive  been the cause of the accident. One  of the witnesses testified that the "said  portion of rotten chord was not sufficiant-  ly strong enough, or, in his own words,  jsafe enough to carry 'the weight put on  the bridge and that in his opinion the  bridge was not safe. "Mr. H.,P. i5eM������  ���������civil engineer, another of (the' witnesses,  proved by drawings and figures that  even if many portions of the chords were  lotten yefy the .bridge was strong enough  to cairy������six times,more weight, than was  op the bridge when'it-fell. In hisj Mr.,  Bell's estimation, the cause ojf the acci-,  dent was that the. truss faded under the  action of/orces applied at'the north end  of the bridge' 10 'the1 direction of its  length. Again we- HaveY the conflicting  testimony of Mr. Hugh Grant, fireman,  taken at his bedside, that he felt 'no jar,  no jolt, or'nothmg unusual, but that the  span" sagged'and went right down. The  evidence cf' Matt Piercy confirms the  above testimony. He says he saw or  1 heard nothing, had been looking'the  other way'; on Jooking around, tbe engine  and some cars had disappeared oi*t of"  sight, when he thought 'it time to jump *^  and save himself. That again is contra-,  dieted by evidence* of E. VValker, who  states he heard a'rumbling noise like  'thunder. There is no-evidence to prove  that,the bridge*was known to be,unsafe'  by ,t*he Union Colheiy Co. . 'We have fhe  statement of Mr. Hatlie, bridge^caicenter, against the evidence ofsH. P. Bell,  civil engineer, and Mr..G. McLaughlin,"  ptactical bridge builder, the said McLaughlin having by the order of the company in the person of* Mr. Little, the  superintendent of the same, made a  thoiough examination of the bridge and  reported it to Ue b ife until the summer of  1899. Taking the evidence as a whole,  while while we deplore the sudden taking  off of so many persons fion*f "their sphere  of usefulness, yet we aie unable to arrive  at any other verd:cf* than that the aforementioned deceised met their deaths  from an accident caused by the falling of  the Trent river bridge fiom some unknown cause or causes."  Signed,  c       C. H   Takbell,  Foreman.  G. G. Douglas,  . W.-Willard,  J. Giddings,  L. Mounce,  W. S  D-vlby,  F. Partridge.  To the verdict  the jury subiomed  the  following:  We, the jury are of the opinion that an  inspector [should]  be  appointed  by the  govei nai-ant to inspect al!   bridges in the  province.  Tenders.  Tenders will be received   by   the   undersigned up till C p. 111. Tuesday,    Sept.   20th  ins*:., for Refreshment stand  on  Exhibition  Grounda, Fair Day, Sept. 29fcli.  Wm. Duncan, Seo'yv  Comox A. & I. Association.  ,Saudwick, Sept. 6, 1898.  JLC-  WIFE POISONER. TO  HA^G.  Ottawa., Sept. 8.���������Lord Aberdeen to-day signed the order for  the cxecu tion of Hammond., the  Bracebridge wife poisoner.  Full Eares Again.  Montreal, Sept. 8.-^The railway-rate war  has resulted in an armistice, full rates are  now* being charged, cheap fares having  been.-completely vanquished. The 0. P. R  haa consented to.a return to. the normal  fares. -  For Sale���������One story and a half dwel  ling house of six rooms, hall, pantry, etc.  on ea.sy terms..    Enquire of Jas. Carthew  <^ (Continued from let page-)  from ihe fifth parallel  from the wharf -end  downstream on *t,he right side  com>ng from  Cumberlacd.*  The chords on the other side  were party covered up with debris.  C.osj-examined by the Jury.'���������The rptten  timbers produced ,are from a short distance  from th'e centre of the span; when we tested  the bridge with the blocks, and phe sank  _j of an inch it was a good test. It depends  on the state of the timber for an old bridge  to stand aa much deneclion as a new one.  When the pi bridge was put up there was  white tea used to preserve the ,ends of the  timbers.    The boUon  chord has the  most  strain  on it.'   I don't think  the span,, was  / i-       1  too long for the weight it carried. I doubt  .that the length was any weakness' iti the  bridge. Take the beaming at the pier^it'is  125 feet 8 inches. I meant1 ijvhen I said_  that /.>ome concussion caused the bridge to  bieak, that" something happened on top.  The borings referred *to in exhibit H I can't  speak postively to, as two men came ud  from the E. & N Ry., and made borings in  the bridge. I thmk aa near as I can re,i.  member it was in '95, when these two men  jnade the borings. I was not working with  them: I couldn't say their names. 1  Trying' to Assassinate  the Czar.    ,  [ New York, Sept. 7.���������Reports from Moscow show a daring plot to * assassintate the  jCzar. Ther plan 0/ the conspirators' was to  "allowtha gas to escape into a house on the  j-oute of. the Czar's procession until the atmosphere in .every room waa saturated, with  cit,_ One of the conspirators was to remain  ut the house to strike a light when -the Czar '  was passing, in the expectation that the  house would be blown to pieces and theCzar  killed. "Ihe conspirator would perish him-f  self as a sacrifice to th'e cause. The dutiful,  Alexander JLolanoff in his agitation,, made  and trror, as the explosion occurred when  the staff officers and retinue were driving,  past, and they instead of the Czar were killed. Their coachman will die of his injuries .  and about 30 others were < injured.( Kolan-  off'������ mangled body was fcund among the  ruins. The Czar and Czarina' drove 4>y  about 25 minutes later! Many arrests have  been mdde.  < The Meat Shop Case.  The'case before Magistrate   Abrams   for  exposing unwnolesome meat resulted in   the  imposition of a small fine, the court declaring ,th'e defendant   was   technically'within  the 8tatute,"but exhonoratiug'him from^any-  intentional wrong.    Following this the1 proprietor    present,    publicly   requested   the  sanitary inspector to vi-sit the , meat   shop (  daily and inspect the meat.    It . is' to   be ���������  hoped the inspector will comply* with > this  ' f ,IY| ._,,-".  request. ... We took down the eviaence in  - this case intending to publish ' it, , but our  'space is so taken up with the .evidence in>-  the Trent River bridge case that* its publi-  cation- must^be deferred at - leas"-; for -the ->'  "present/' ,- , ' i  1      Z2 :   ,:, LOCAL BRIEF.S.  *    -"  . " -   ''  "Mrs.1 J. S. Kendell is taking a few  days',  outing in the country. '  ' The Licensing Court   will   meet   at   the  Court House on Wednesday at 2 p. m. *r'.  J 1    s  Jumes Dunsmuir M P P, accompanied  by Hon. C. 'E.,Pooley, arrived Wednesday.  Y ,    -Y Y    " >  'Mr. Hess, jeweler  at  T. j D.    McLean'1-*,  left Friday morning onfthe stearaerc ,City of  .Nanaimo. X , ,  .' >    ���������  T- ^ !' (    ���������  Owing t������ {jjoods, which will arrive next  steamer/l will postpone Millinery Opouiug  for one week, until Sept  21 >t,   ,  ���������,   MKS  OaTBAXDEK.  ��������� C. H Barker and G-. F. Cane, hamilers,  Nc\n.iimo, -wereup tJiis week, in attenciance  upon the Trent River bridge investigation.  R. A. Losie of Comox expects soon to go  up the C. P. R. to Revelstoke for Mann &  Co., contractors to Cook for the largest  carnp in the rock cut between Rubson and  Midway.  Mr. Gordon Alurdock, wife and children  left for V,aicouv-er by this week's boat.  Mr. Murdoch is expected back next week,  but his wife and children will go cast on a  visit.  A diploma will be awarded by ihe Comox  Agricultural and industrial Association at  its Exhibition Sept. 29, for the best collection of bread and cake by bakeis, in addition to the cash prize already offtred.  ,$100 REWARD���������For any information that will lead to the conviction of the party  or parties  who  stole,  shot,  or   poisoned my  dog.  T. R. Bkown, Shoemaker,  Cumberland, B. C.  At 3:30 Friday morning an alarm of fire  was sounded. There were but few of the  fire-company th,at turned out. The fire,  however, waa confined to the slab pile near  the mill, and no harm was done.  It is announced that the  Bishop will   be  up the latter part of this month, to consult  the  parishionerd . of   the   English Church  upon the subject ot having a jloeal minister  here.    The work at Sand wick and here   is  too much for Rev."Mr. Willemar, aad no  church society can flourish without a resident pastor.                          ���������  Mr. Geo. Stevens put in the pipes and 18  inch valves at Hamilton Lake, which caused the water to be shut off a while last  Monday, and the company are making , preparations to construct a large dam in front  of Kamiltou Lake. This work.at the dam  done last Monday was to regulate the water  and the pressure will now be all right.���������. The  dam will be 20j!feet'-.'high, giving 16/ feet  depth of water over about 80 acres of land.  Gordon Murdock,  Third St.        Union, B.G..  Blacks mi thin G  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired-  TIME- EXTENDED.'  In the   undersigned   notice the^ date haB,  been changed so as to   extend   tbe  time in  which   tenders   will,   be   received   up   to  September ...5th, 189S.  TENDERS  Tenders will be reoeiyed by me at the of-  fice of the fJnion Colliery Company in Uni-^  -on-, ud to /noon of September 15th 1898 for,  -SINKING', NO.' vi-SHAFr., -V     '  ,  Plans and'specifications may. be soen at  the Company's office here. '   *'-. , l (  The lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted. , ' * .     - ^    , j   14if ,  Union, Aug. 161898. ^,    *   '  V t  >    \  ',"    ,' F. D. Little,, Sup't.    <  1 3 S  .      -NOTICE./  ,. I,"William .Gleaso'n, of the City, ol  Cumberland in the province of_Bntislr  Colulnbia, hereby give notice that V in-  tend to apply at the-n"ext regular sitting  of the Board of Licensing Commissioners  inland fpr the City of Cumberland Jo be  held on the second Wednesday in September-1898, foi a license' to sell by re-,  tail, winet., spirits, bepr and .other feimen-  ted'or intoxicating hvjuois on mv prenus-  ������:s known as the '"New England''Restau-  j'ani" situate 00 Dunsnunr  Avenue, upor  Lot s.'Block III,   City   of  Cumberland  ' Y. ' '        i ,  aforesaid^ ' * r"  Dated at City of, Cumberland, August  ���������jib,   1S9S.  WILLIAM GLEA.SON.  TEN DERS  Tenders are hereby called for kalsomin-  mg aud painting the. interior of the Presby-  toian Church, Comox. Full particulars'  may be obtained from < Mr. J. Mundell at  the Church.  Aug. 23, 'iX?. R. Landejls,  ' ..     Sec'y B'd of Managers.  NOTICE  Any person or persons dev.roying or  withholding the kegs and ban els of the  Union Biewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  Jl/t/jfe,.  ;"i  Vegetables.  Having secured the Hanigan ranch  I am piepared to deliver aiiy  pure fresh milk, fiesb eggs, and  vegetables, in'Union and Cumberland,    A   shaie   of patronage  solicited.  JAMES REID  is  If our readers have any local news of in  tcrest. we will be pleased to insert same in  the local coluiha, if brought to the office.   =^ ��������� ���������    ���������_   . --; ������������������   JL- !������������������ -y^TT  ~    y ' ,  , -   'SJJNDAY SEBVIOES  TRINIjy CHURCH.���������Services \XL-  the evening.    Rev. J.   X.* Willemar  roctor.    r >  METHODIST CHU^C-H.-SERyiCES  ���������  at the usual hours ,morninJ������ and evening '  Epworth  League meets at the' close   of  evening service. ^Sunday School at 2:30.,  Rev. W. ^EJicks, pastor.   - .   ��������� ,"  .,  ST.  GEORGE'S'PRESBYTERIAN   '  CHURCH.���������Services at-11  a-ml, ancj  7p m. Sunday   School at 2:30.'   Y. P.   '  S. C. E. meets at  the close  of  evening-  service.   ,Rev. W, C.  Dodds, pastor.  '      COMOX DZBEGTOSY. -  H. C. ,LTTCAS, Proprietor, COMO^  "BAKEItY, Oomox, B. G.,    '   -      :  C-OUSTEN AY      * > '   ,.  "  '"        Directory.      "'���������,,- \   '',  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.  H.   Kc^  ' Callum, Proprietor, '    , (    '    "-   -  BIVEBSIDE  HOTEL,, J., J.   Grant, .  Propiie-fcor.' "' "  rGEOKJiE  ,B.    LEIGHTON,     Black   ',  '   smith and Carriage Maker.  W A.3S1 TS;  WANTED      a     'l'      V"  Bright men and women, who are not too  proud to wo'k., andcwould like-to make  > some money during the next three \ months  iuselling the w onder f ul story^ of tbe life o| _  Mr. Gladstone to their neighbors. ^ 00 a  day easily made, some make three t-thes  that sum. No risk, no expeiienc, no capir  tal neceatjary. Write, quickly for;particu-r,'  ars.,'. ^ , "'   '   -  BRADLEY-GARRETSON COMPANY,  LIMITED, TORONTO,   .  ' 'H.'"      '��������� ���������. AGENTS     "v*    V1*"  l'���������  - ' -'������������The Story'of Mr. Gladstone's Lsfe "is  'of the greatest man of the ages,* and embraces the history ot  the  niueteeuth  century,'  the most wonderlul century sine time,began' -  It has the solidity of fact  andr the faaciua-  tion ot faction, and is told in eloquent 'simplicity.    Better send for your outfit "before  you.sl^ep and be first in ihe  field '  Capita}    .  uuneci'bd^ry.    Big wages paid,> for tho boojc  sells t<> everybody "     ������  . V;   '  BR'ADLEY-GARRETSON'COMPANY  J   *>X   ��������� ' ,> LIMITED, TORONtO^  '  ^  L"     AGENTS        \    .',*'    *'     ������������������  x The only Canadian "Life of,.Gladstone"'1  is by Castell Hopkins, Hon.  G.,-W. - Rot-s,  ' and Sir Wilfrid Lauriea.    A lasting  monument to the guat man ata^to  Canadian lit-, ,-  irature     Bd *^are of American  catchpenny ,i  books iiaudlud  by  Canadian   Bouses^   Our   %  Dook has  been, in   preparatxm. tor   years.    '  Lidiidb-'-Dely bound. \l lufusely   lllustiated.  Uig coimalssiou: Prospectu<i ������ree to oaiivuss-   t  ur. v   Fi"c%ht  paid; books on   time.    Wjttjt  **tKi<- i������co<i' you can down't.hem all       ,    (   \ '    ,  99  is  O-,  Society     Camels;  Cumberland, Lodge,  Union, B. C.'   .  meets    first   Friday  F. & A. M,    $. C. R.  Lodge  month. t Visiting biethren  invited to attend.  R. Lawrence  in   each  ne  cordially  Sec  HSram Locgj? No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C R  Couitenay B. C.  Lod������e meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brotheis cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  <��������� mjmmmmMmmmamaM^amMaaaamm*aammMmftMa^aaaaamaaammaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammamMwaaaammam  c  Cumberland  Encampment.  .No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.,  Meets evciy alteiq-ite Wednesdays o|  each month at 8 o'clock p. m.( Visaing  Brethren coidiallv united to attend.  John Combk, Sen be.  I     O     O.    F.  Union Lorlye. No." rr. meets e ery  Er.day night at 8 o'clock. Visiting bicth  len coidiallv m\ ucd to .iiiewd.  F. A. Axi.ev. R. S.  COME TO  Th1.'. News Oi-tice  with    your-  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  Every day a bargain day.  1  Buy Shoes when yoti need them.  No need for waiting till a." bargain" '  day to buy them at a fair price if you.  wear "Slater Shoes." '      y,  Always same price���������-proportion of;:  leather, workmanship and profit, uni-.  form yeai- in, year oufcr  No premiumsto pay���������no cut pneesto  wait for, only steady, dependable  money'sworth.straight and above board,  guaranteed by the makeris. Goodyear  v/elted. Name and price, ^3.50, ^4.50  and #5.50 per paitry stamped on. sole.  "The Slater Shoe,  *>  Simon Lei.ser, Sole Loc^l, Agent,  *U  %  i;l


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