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The Cumberland News Sep 15, 1899

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 V-><  ���������w  r?w  ���������19V  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B.C:  FRIDAY, SEPT.,   i5thth,  1S99  I      '   LOCAL   BRIEFS. |  ��������� Naval, Instructor Card was   at  the Courtenay House this week, also Mr. and Mrs.- Elkington of Dun-  scan's. ' ' - '  ��������� The allegoric procession Saturday  morning promises  to be Bi howling  success. ' The  costumes  are going  ' to be fine.  Mr. Jno. J. R'. Miller has a very  \ fine vegetable garden this year.' It  _ covers several acres and is in splen-  r t      <  did shape.    His corn  is fully eight  feet high. '  The spirit of, music is in the air  of Comox - since the Warspiie's  splendid band arrived.' Several of  the members ppent Saturday evening at Mr. Wm. Mathewson's.  '*  Go to Leightoh's,for choice Groceries, Tobaccos, Dried Fruits, Flour  and Feed,  , Stole agent for the celebrated  Salada Tea, Comox. _  ' The A. fc I. Exhibition this year  will be far ahead of the last. In  the flower department the display  will be splendid. Cheese will be  in competition this year for the  the first time.r  Qf the many fine flower gardens  in this district, Mr. J. P. Davis of  Comox has one of the .best. ' And  this notwithstanding the'fact that  he begari' work on his new place  only a few months ago. Mr. Davis  has over '24 'varieties of roses alo ne.  His dahlias are real beauties. Ue  nas a large number of bulbs ready  for planting this fall and any person wishing to secure bulbs that  will grow will do well to purchase  of Mr. J. P. Davis.  See those up-to-date ladies' jackets at! Stevenson* & Co's.   .  NO MATTER what the season  there is. always something wanted in  small wares. You can find them now  at the  -.���������������������������',;.'. Bid STORE. ,.  !\ :: ������������������������������������y������������������-  PURSES, from 10 cents to $4.50  BILL-BOOKS, at 50 cents  PIPES, from 15 cents to $2.00  -PEAM. BUTTONS,- White and Smoked, all sizes  HAIR PINS, from.Invisible to Extra Strong  JWIBE.[h^IR BRUSHES'*atft25 cents        ? ������  ��������� SIDE .COMBS, a Nice.Assortment,  BEAUTY. PINS, from 5 cents each  CUFF- BUTTONS, Men's and Ladies' c  COLLAR BUTTONS, all Kinds  BLACK .TOILET^ PINS, Dull and Bright  CORSET and SHOE LACES  HOSE SUPPORTERS, Ladies' and Children's  NEEDLES, -PINS, THIMBLES  HAIR COMBS, Steel and Rubber  BUTTON HOOKS  KID HAIR CURLERS, and everything else in this line usually  found in a Dry Gftflds Store ^^M-at^M^.  A NICE LINE  OF SILKS AT 25 and 36 CENTS  Simon Leiser,     Union.  LOCAL  NEWS.  r.  ,    MINERS MEETING.  i A largely attended miners' meeting was held last Sunday to discuss  the quession of the men engaging  Chinese helpers, also the mode of  paying salaries to check weigh men.  F. Parks was appointed Secretary'  and Thos. Ripley Chairman. As  regards the pay of che'ckweigman,it  was decided to levy a percentage on  the weight of coal taken out.  There  was .considerable   discus-'  1 T  sion over the Chinese and it was  finally decided that, owing to the  scarcity of white laborers,' each  miner might please himself about  employing Chinese. Accordingly  the resolution to exclude Chinese,  pased at a previous meeting, was  rescinded.  ' The Cumberland Gun Club are  going to hold a shoot Saturday at  ,7. a. m.    Live birds this time.  Mr. Berkley and his men are receiving enconiums forvtiie excellent  work done oh Courtenay Road.   ,  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith, late  of Union and now of Orow's Nest  Pass, are guests at. the Union Hotel.  The hard finish  navy blue serge  at 50cts.   just arrived, is the best  value for the money 'we ever had.  Stevenson & Co. *  J. Jock, better known as Jock the  Publican, sallied forth Tuesdad en.  company with "him of the Three  Stars to lay low the "^birds and the  ���������)5eaBt8,Qf .Comox forest-and plain.  ;"Jock slew nine Auckland" twogees^  He of the stars brought down one  kingfisher.  . The genial host of the Union Hotel had his hospitable' fealings  wrought to a high pitch Wednesday  by the receipt of a telegram requesting a .suite of rooms for Sir   ��������� and bride.    Mr. Dav-  IF YOU WANT A PIANO  OK; ORGAN CHEAP, and on  ...EASY TERMS...  You can have it. Nordheimer, Bell,  Estey, Jewett, Steiriway, Heintzm^n,  Dominion���������^/ the Very Best Makes  TERMS: Ten per cent down, balance monthly or  quarterly. I have also an agency for Mandolins, Banjos,  Guitars, and Graphbphones.  Gall aijd Exanjiije  CATALOGUES.  A Pew Sample Instruments,or Hand,  ^������ Just received by last boat a stock of First  Class Autoharps and Banjos.  Chas. Segrave, Cumberland, B  C.  ?3������g������Sg������^3������SSgg������SSg������^e������SgSS^33S^g2^2g������g������gg@ggi;  Nicholles & Renouf, Ld.  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  -HARDWARE, MILL AND MINING MACHINERY,  AND FARMING AND DAIRYING IMPLEMENTS  OF-ALL KINDS. .  Agents for McCormick''Harvesting Machinery.  Write for prices and particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563.  I  VICTORIA,  B. C.  Crockery,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  Enamelled-  Ware,  Lamps,  Woodenware,  Bar Outfits,  Furniture,  : Carpets,  Linoleums,  ���������Blankets,  Wallpapers,  Table Linens,  Sheetings,     .  Curtains,  Matting, etc.  %  :     PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS,  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS.        '  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west of Toronto.  Send-lfor our Large Illustrated Catalogue���������Mailed Free.  is engaged Dan Kilpatrick's most  stylish turnout to convey the happy pair to the Union, but was greatly surprised to find on reacning the  I train that some wag had played a  practical joke on him. The new  arrivals had been marriod four or  five years.  There is a particularly  sad case  of hardships in Comox to which we  beg to   call  the   attention  of our  kind  readers.    A  delicate   woman  has  been left alone  to clothe ancl  feed four or five children   by the  work of her own  hands.    She has  to carry water, & chop wo d besides  ���������attending tohousowork and-taking  in washing.    She is without a cent  to pull through the winter.    We do  not care to mention names, but our  Comox  readers a.ve well  aware of  the facts.    We would   suggest that  part of the. exhibits  at the Fair be  given to the family.    No better use  could be made of surplus food stuffs  and no' one  would  miss   what he  could give-  Mr. Purdy is showing some beauties in beaver cloth and tweed, trimmed with real astrochan and beaver.    Some of them have velvet collars, but one of the prettiest is dark  green   beaver  trimmed with  black  astrochan and braided.    They ran  from $7 up.    The novelties in belt.-*  are very  nice.    Tlie  ladies' under-  vests are of good quality arid cheap  at the price.    Stevenson's new stock,  is well worth inspection.  Prim ipal Bennett has been able  to order $35 worth of books for the  school library already and hopes to  order quite a few more as the result of his scheme :t6 raise funds referred to before. '<  SHOOTING MATCH���������CLAY  PIGEONS.���������There will be a shooting match at Courtenay on Fair  Day at 4. p. m., open to all. Entrance fee 50 cts. to be added to  prize donated by Sports Committee.  Clay' pigeons 5 cts. each, extra.  First prize, v aluo $10;, 2nd prize,  value $5.  James Hudson shot two deer in  his wheat field at  Comox Tuesday.  T (��������� '  ��������� , Mr. J. Comb and family are back  from Washington.- ���������.l ���������"  Call on the News for business or  visiting-caw;'**-''  <--> .-    -r -<-���������"--'-,--  C. Mathewson has the' contract  to clear the ground for a school  building at the Point.  James Carthew has been awarded the contract for building the new  school'at Union Bay.  .J. N. Muir, B. A. will take charge  of Comox. School, Oct. 1st. Variety  is the spice of life.  The News was honored to-day by  by a visit from Rev. Mr. Cleland of  Sandon, B. C. The revend gentleman is delighted with his fiist visit to Comox valley.  It is rumored that one of th officers of the popular City of Nanaimo  contemplates committing matri-  monyxtcbmorrow evening in Victoria.  Mr. R. Grant lias chartered the  City to run from Texada next  Thursday. She will leave Texada  at 8 a. m. for Comox to enable excursionists to take in the Fair.  Returning, leave Comox for Texada at 8 p. m. giving Comoxites a  chance to. take in a moonlight excursion.  Mrs. Meyer returned home Wed-  ' nesday. .  Mr. and Mrs. Clinton returned  last boat.  Mrs. Geo. Stevens returned this  week from Nanaimo.  A consignment of Chinese arrived this week. .  Mrs. Treat has arrived at Texada  from New York.  Paris, Sep. 13.���������The Government  Commisiont-r attached to the Council of Revision may possibly finish  the report on the Dreyfus case before Monday and will give decision  regarding merits of appeal on the  following day, when     the  Cabinet will decide whether  measures of clemency ' are  advisable an interesting fact, developed to-day is that the police  have taken Dreyfus safely out of  Rennes in event of acquittal in  which case it was thought there  would have been, serious disorderv  \ w  ,-T k' *Yf>**rL  X<m  !.X&\  ,   ^    i jA*1 f  , Y"-'-.1il  - 'yt&il  y.'k'ii)  ��������� -^yrJiiit,  r ��������� '.-ly  /������;&&  be GEORGF, FORD, DECEisED^<i^,  NOTICE is  hereby-given  thataU^'  creditors and  other persons havnlJfi  ing any. claims upon the estate off ������|1  George Ford, late of Hornby Bk'vJ^  land, deceased, who died on the yy$  23rd day of May, 1899 and woW ^%  will was proved in the<'Supreme']?$&'.  Court   of British   Columbia''on^OT  the  18th day^of AugugtA: 1X,)%  .1899 by   John Ford.and.Geo^e|^|  Hetherbell, the executors tnerein.Sf  named, are requested to ..send hy'X}!  post^in, wri'ting prepaid "parfacit^S ^  ,        ,   . .,-   .      ...   ^~ * -,   ���������-*   ,   -* .."<*,-/.���������'YYw'  ^ tii&m  tT ���������  -'V  torsion or before,the 15th dayibfe'  October^  1899 after whicK\d&t������?M������  the Executors will proceed todw^|4  tribute the Estate' amongst tlfct^&W  entitled  thereto, having   regard-'  only to those of which they shall'  then have notice.  All  persons indebted, to  the/:  said estate are requested to pay '-���������  their indeptedness to the Executors or the undersigned.  Dated this 17th day of Septemt  ber, A. D., 1899.  Dumbleton & Anderson, Solicitors^,-  '  39i Langley St., Victoria, B. C. '  ������*  Notice.  Riding on locomotives and   wtil-  way cars of   the   Union   Colliery  Company by any   person   or,   per-^  sons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are- sub-.  ject to dismissal for allowing same*  By order  Francis D. Little,  Manager./  I      THE  LARGEST  and most Complete Stock of  Musical  Instruments in B.C.  FLETCHER BROS.,  .. 88 Government St.  Victoria, B. C.  P. 0. Box 143.  PIANOS, ORGANS,  GUITARS,  MANDOLINS,  BANJOS,  AUTOHARPS,  All the laiest Sheet Music  and Folios. . Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  for the popular Domestic  Sewing Machines. Needles and parts for all machines. Send for Catalogue  i T-r*'  TTF  WMpMHw,  U|������ffminV>jWS  PERSONALITIES.  Mr:'-' Herbert Spencer recently entered,on his. eightieth year, lie is enjoying a'fair measure of good health.  One of Senator Hanna's secretaries  said recently that while the senator is  in Washington the bell to his apartments is set ringing 150 times a day.  "William M. Evarts, though by no  means in plrysical good health, is as  sound of mind as ever, and his friends  ridicule the report that he is losing  his reason.  , ��������� General Wheeler-, according to a  "Washington friend, recently ran a race  on foot against a man awheel. 'Of  course he lost, but he gave proof that  he was not succumbing to old age.  M7oung Willie Gladstone, the eldest  grandson of the Grand Old Man and  the present master ot Hawarden castle, has just entered Eton college,  where h'is grandfather was educated.  A few days before the death of" tho  Baroness Hirsch the emperor of Austria, in recognition of the isagniGcenco  of ber charities, conferred tbe title of  baron upon young Arnold and Raymond de Forest, the only children of  the late baron.  ��������� CeciJ J. Rhodes is the fourth son of  a rector of Bishop Stortford, aud in-  his boyhood' often scandalized the  good people of the place by his tricks.  If there was any "larking" on foot,  says one who knew him, it was a hundred to one that young Rhodes was in  it.  -* - Thomas B. Reed was recently at a  reception where he was asked by the  president of a-woman's club what was  the best ,way to conduct a meeting.  "My friends," answered' Mr. Uued,  "say that the best way is to be the  speaker; my enemies say that the best  way is to retire."  1    Charles  Broadway  Rouss, the blind  i     The PRESS %  *        ^"EXCURSION     3  flk     *         a*  ' ,"P"C������^%:^-:������:������:^������-5^?^:������1.^:<?<'5:5"^^'--'.-  Ten o'clock found us beside the Dominion-; Government's Experimental  Farm at Agazziz, where the train halted a few minutes, and baskets of flowers  were handed .round among the ladies of  the party, by the farm officials, who  were warmly thanked for them.  ��������� But we were bound for the land of  Uncle Sam, and turning southward at  Mission Junction were soon at Huntingdon, where the Union   Jack flew on  ���������New York millionaire, is foud of good  reading and has a companion read to  him' every evening after dinner.    The  ,   papers  he hears in the  morning,  the  ���������-reader giving only the headlines rexcept in case of subjects Mr. Rouss is  ..particularly interested in.  ��������� D'Annunzio, the Italian poet and au-  , thor,-��������� took with him on a recent railroad journey 14 trunks, which contain-  " 'ed among other things 72 shirts,  144  ,-pairs, of plain socks, 24 pairs of silk  '   socks, 48 pairs of day gloves.- 24 pairs  " of evening gloves, S violet umbrellas.  10 green parasols and 150 cravats.  ' ' ^Ex-Congressman Funston of Kansas  ���������finds   himself  obscured- by   his   son's  ;fame. '   In, announcing *tbe  Memorial  ���������day'"programme ��������� the   Ottawa   (Kan.)  Herald said, "The address will be delivered    by ,.E.  EL   Funston  of  Allen  -county,, father of the famous General  L"Punston of the,Twentieth Kansas."  -   ' John" S. Sargent, R. A., is painting a  three-quarter length,  life  size,   standing portrait of Joseph PI. Choate, the  -United States embassador in London,  showing Mr. Choate iu ordinary morn-  :ing costume.  The portrait was ordered  by the Harvard -College club of New  York.     When the  picture  is finished,  ��������� Mr. Sargent will paint another for Mr.  Choate.   ' .  "THE   GLASS OF  FASHION.  -_,Muslin '   gowns     have     transparent  yokes of heavy guipure lace.  Sashes of dotted net. lace or chiffon  .are. the thing to wear with simple muslin gowns. /  Lace stoles are the latest touch to to'e  new summer gowns, and whether they  are high or low necked does not matter.      \  Thin gowns are fitted around the  hips by taking in fine tucks at the back  'and-carrying them down several inches  below the waist, and the superfluous  fullness at the sides is also disposed of  by d group of. tucks..  Taffeta silk gowns trimmed with  cloth bands are one of the spring novelties aud seem to be gaining in favor.  '���������Incrustations of cloth on the silk are  also seen, and foulards, too, aro combined with the cloth decoration.  The very latest thing in dress trimmings are the fringes which decorate,  the nun's veiling gowns with especial  grace. Arranged in shawl drapery,  ���������with fringe on. the edge matching tho  ���������Veiling in color, the effect is charming.  ���������; White batiste, patterned with a design in cashmere colors and trimmed  with brussels lace insertion and edging,  makes one of tlie smartest gowns of  the season. It is made over white taffeta, and the skirt is ruffled at tlie feet  witl* white batiste edged with lace.���������  ���������'.New York Sun.  ��������� A new canvas of silk and linen comes  in lively colors, electric blue being especially desirable when trimmed with  appliques of guipure lace. White muslin aud laco insertion run through with  narrow black velvet ribbon form, the-  (very effective vest, with tiny gold buttons down the front.  LIBELS ON   WOMEN.  -  Some women never sew except at a  thimble part}'.  ��������� -When a woman can't say anything  e)se against a man she dislikes, she  says he has "a hard look."  .'/When women engage a nurse to  ���������}#ateb a sick person, they appoint one  ;'C5f th'e family to watch the nurse.  one side of the street, and the Stars and  Stripes on the other. A brief delay  here on account of the "tariff wall,"  that vile contraction of - modern civilization, and international comity, and  we'*again went howling- along in true  Yankee style, towards Seattle, the.  -commercial metropolis of the state of  Washington, and one of the most energetic, thriving, and go-ahead cities in  the United States.  Preparation had been made for our  visit, and soon as we arrived the electric cars were ready for us, and getting  in we were run up to the top of Queen  Anne's hill, whence an excellent view  of the city and district can be obtained.  The prospoct was very fine. In front  was the busy, bustling city. Far in  the distance the lofty ranges of the  Cascade and Olympic Mountains, and  near by the glistening waters of Puget  Sound. A banquet given in the evening in Madison Park Pavilion, when  brief speeches were made by some of  the principal men of the ciry,r and ��������� replied to by President Scott, and Mr. T.  A. Bell of our own' party. An elaborate programme had been arranged-, but  the train was several hours late, and  the reception could not be carried out  as intended.  The next day was Sunday,' and as it  was the only opportunity we had of going to church in the United States,,we  embraced it, and - attended Trinity  Methodist church. ������ It is a large and  beaultifl building, very fine inside.  There was a very large congregation.  The music and singing were good. The'  sermon, which, by the way was by an  Englishman in the absence of the regular pastor, we did not think much of.1  We though he "threw on," too much.  But the people had not forgotten the  Apostolic injunction about entertaining strangers, and treated us very courteously indeed.  ���������  We were to leave Seattle by the train  for Tacoma that afternoon Two gentlemen, whose names we caimpt place  just now, had come up to welcome and  escort us down. ' But here again the  truin was late, and the elaborate preparations that had been made for oui  entertainment, had in great measure to  . be forgone. But we were most courteously received, and every possible attention shown in the all too brief time  we were able to stay. Personally our  warmest thanks are due to Col. Ferry,  secretary of Board of Trade, and the  founder of Tacoma, who kindly showed  us around the city and gave us much  interesting information in regard to it,  which we regret the limits of this article do not allow us to mention. We  however purpose to do so at another  tir.1. But Tacoma is one of the places  wejwould very much like lo see again.  /,We were billed to reach Portland^  Oregon, about 8 o'clock next morning,'  Ao at lip. m. we were once more off  j/and away. About 6 o'clock we were  at Kalamu where we were to cross thb  Columbia River, at this point a broad  and magnificent stream. Our whole  train was run on a steam barge and  carried across holus bolus. Once more  on terra firma we went racing off for  Portland, through a delightful country.  But ill luck in being late, instead of  being on time was ever with us. And  so here within a few miles of the city  : there had been a collision and smashup  between two freight trains during the  night. This delayed us until the wreck  " wTas cleared away, and it was 11.30 instead of 8 a. m. when we arrived at'the  chief city of Oregon.  Portland is a splendid  city.    It is a  city of   roses and   flowers, of beautiful  lawns and gardens of handsome private  residences,   and  magnificent    business  and public buildings.    The streets  are  excellently kept and  lined With  noble  trees.    The people take great   pride in  their city, and  favorable  in   regard to  it are   apparently   better  appreciated  than  personal compliments   to   themselves.       The    view    from     Portland  heights, is very fine.    The city lies below, the river stretches far  as   the eye  can  reach,   a   stream   of  shimmering  light, the   mountains in  the   distance,  form an imposing  background.    There  is an   immense  trade  carried  on, and  the    Williamette  river  affords  ample  shipping facilities for a vast commerce  to all quarters of the world.    We we,re  most cordially received by the committee ot the Portland Press club, the Canadian residents of  Portland, and many  leading citizens, and after  lunch, electric cars were ready to take such of the  excursionists   as   wished  to   Portland  heights, from whence  the most beautiful prospect   of   the whole trip ' spread  itself out before them.  In the afternoon a large party sat  down to a sumptuous banquet in the  large hall of the Commercial club.  The menu was all that could be desired, the music excellent, portraits of  Queen Victoria, President McKinley,  and  Sir   Wilfrid Laurier  adorned   the  ywalls, and everything done to make the  guests welcome. After the banquet an  exceedingly able and interesting speech  ���������was delivered by H. W. Scott, editor of  the '"Oregonian," which we,hope to  be able to republish at some future  time for the information of our readers. Other speeches were made by the  president of the Canadian Press Association, Vice-President Chapman, British Consul JJaidlaw and others.  In the evenirig a grand reception was  held in the parlors of the Portland  hotel, at which the wealth, wit, and  beauty of the city were present. Space  will not permit a description further  than that everything was done to make  the occasion as pleasant .and enjoyable  n.s posp-iblo. Th3 train was to leave for  Seattle about mirlnight and we had to  be once more on the move. Quite. &  number came down to see us off and  say good bye. The visit to Portland  will notsoon be forgotten by those who  were there'. The people of that city  may be republican in their form of  government, but they are royal in their  courtesy and hospitality.  Next morning found us in Seattle  expecting to reach Victoria that afternoon. But by some misfortune the  Dominion government steamer, Quan-  dra, which .was to have taken us up,'  did not arrive until next morning at 8  o'clock. ������ When it did come we were  soon on board, and speeding through  the blue waters of Puget Sound. < As  we crossed ti-e "line" all-hands assembled on deck and sang God Save'the  Queen, and gave three hearty cheers  for "the flag that's braved a thousand  years. "  About 5 p. m. we arrived alongside  the dock in Victoria, B.C.', and.cordial  welcome was extended on behalf, of the  city by Mayor Redfern. Arrangements  had been made for us to visit the naval  station at .Esquimanlt, and we were  soon in the street cars and bowling  along for that noted spot. At the dock,  boats from Her Majestys Cruiser,  "Phaeton," were sent  MATRON   AND  MAID.  for our accommodation, and we were quickly transferred to the big man of war, and  shown around by those detailed for the  purpose. There were ten ' large quick  firing guns, half a dozen Nordenfelt  machine guns firing 100 shots per minute and many other death dealing im-  plementsof destruction. '  Victoria is a pretty place, just such  a place as one would like to. live in.<  The scenery is very fine.- Many of the  residences are quaint and antique looking, much like in England. The new  parliament buildings are among the  finest legislative halls on the continent,  aad contains the best museum we had  ���������een. - ������'  Next morning we were again on  board the Quadra, and off- for Vancouver.' What a glorious trip through the  Straits of San Juan and the Gulph of  Georgia! It was like a trip through  fairyland. We scarcely need to say  anything about Vancouver. Perhaps  no city in America-has had so much  said and written about it. And not  without reason. It has every advantage to make it one of the great cities-  of the world in the future. An excellent site. A'harbor equal to all.; demands. The terminus of one of the  greatest railroads m the world. Advantageously situated for all eastern  and a great western trade. Rich mines  within easy distance. The finest timber we ever saw anywhere. What more  could be wanted, but men to utilize all  these. And they too are coming fast.  Building was going on in all directions,, and yet not an empty house to be  had.  We were met at the dock by representatives of the city and taken for a  drive around Stanley Park. The prospect was simply magnificent; unsurpassed. We need say no more. Upon  arriving at Trail, a stop of a few minutes was made,to allow us a hsotr  time to see the great Smelting works  there. The works are on a grand scale  and must have cost a great deal of  money. Huge pits in which the ore  was being roasted, were sending out-  clouds of smoke, laden with the smell  of coke and sulphur.     One of the party  remarked that "it  smelt like ,   an  unmentionable place.    Then off   again  for Rossland, part- of which  we  could  see away up in  the clouds.    The grade  soon after leaving Trail   is one  foot in  twenty, ancl the road twists round upon  itself so that in places two tracks could  be seen   below   the  one  on   which we  were travelling.    Six miles as the crow  flies requires 12 miles of  road,   with a  rise of about 2500 feet in that distance.  It was rather late in  the evening when  we reached the mountain  city..   Ross-  land is  a remarkable   instance   of   the  rise and growth of mining cities.  Four  or five years  ago a few miner's shacks,  today a city of S.500 inhabitants, good  buildings, fine   streets, electric lights,  and  a general  air   of permanency as  well as go-a-head-itativeness.    It  is a  city high up  in   the   world, far above  the ordinary tide  of  humanity.    It is  progressive and prosperous, and its people good specimens of the free western  type.   A meeting was arranged for and  took place on the denot station platform  before the train was to   leave, and addresses   were delivered   by the mayor  and ex-Lieut. Governor Mackintosh, of  the iNV W. T., and  suitably   replied to  by President Scott.    Our time at Rossf  land was   all too limited   to  permit o-  gaining  as much   information   as   we  would like  to  have   done, but   everything looked  prosperdus, and   progressive, and the people in  good ..spirits���������  the best test of. good times.  To be Continued.  Miss L. J. Large of Xorthom can claim  a record of no fewer than (52 years' continuous Sunday school reaching.  Mrs. Russell Rage is an admirable  needlewoman and, for amusement's sake,  insists upon doing much" of her own sewing.  Mrs.' Lucinda Pratt of Chicago on May  4 celebrated her one .hundred and. third  birthday. She' was born in Pittsiield.  Mass.  Mrs. Booker T.- Washington is her hns.  band's most efficient helper in tho management of the,, Tuskegee institute. She-  is a graduate of Fisk university.  The Duchess of Marlborough owns a  spaniel-whoso ancestor was the dog which  followed John Churchill, tho first duke  through the battle of Blenheim.  < Mrs. Jefferson Davis is having a bronz-*  statue of her husband made in New York  city, which will be placed over his grave  in Hollywood cemetery, Richmond.'  ' Mrs. L/eland Stanford is to devote a year  In the interests of Leland Stanford. Jr.,  university, to tho study of .the modes of  government of tho leading American colleges. ,  -  A  pension of $27  a   month   has  been  granted Lulu B. Randall, the  16-year-old  daughter of Frank B.  Randall, chief en  gincer of Dewey's  dispatch  boat  McCul  loch, who died from sunstroke the day after the battle of Manila Bay.  Mrs. T. Benton Leiter, niece of Levi Z  Loiter and a popular society woman of  Chicago, has decided to go on the stage  Mr. Leiter is an invalid, and Mrs. Leiter  says she is actuated by a desiro to support  him, as their income of ������300 a month is  not enough to pay his doctor's bills.  Miss Jeannie Langtry, daughter of the  Jersey Lily, whoso debut in London society is scheduled for this season, is a very  pretty girl, though not- as handsome as  her famous mother. She has been carefully reared, and Mrs. L.-mgtry has kept  her away from the theatrical and other  gay associations. ��������� -    ,  , Mine. Lancclot-Croce, tho French artist, [  has just made for' the French government  a necklace composed of 12 medals'bearing  the heads of tho 12 most famous women  of French history. The subject was inspired by Queen Margherita of Italy, and  the ornament is to be presented to the  empress of Russia.' ' '  The .Baroness ,Burdctt-Coutts has just  passed ber eighty-fourth birthday. As the  baroness is the only woman on whom the  queen has conferred a peerage, she is "the  second lady in the land," or, to use the  words of the Prince of Wales, "after my  mother, tho Baroness Burdett-Coutts is  the most remarkable woman in England.'  P. O. DRAWER 1287.  148   Princess St., Winnipeg-,  GRAIN AND STOCK  BROKER.  Private wire connection with all markets-  Grain bought and carried on margin  Oorrespondenco solicited  Too Munli Hired Man.  They were telling political stories in  9 down town office the ' other day, and  somebody recalled the tale of the Hon.  Alfonso Hart, at one time lieutenant  governor of Ohio.  t   Hart was on  the  stump'for Foraker '  and was putting in his best licks in the-  rural districts.    One afternoon  he tac- |;  kled  a .lot of  Medina county farmers-  and opened upon them in his usual way.  "Friends," he said; "I know you are-  a  sensible, hard  headed  lot'of honest,  toilers/ You are not  to be moved by  sophistry or foolish deceptions.    I have*  only to look around me to assure myself'  that you know a good-thing when you  see it.    Now, let us suppose one of you  .farmers has a hired man.  You may feel.  a little doubt of him at the outset, but.  you give,him a fair trial.  Yon like him<  so well that you keep him another year.-  And he  serves' you  in a way tliat - insures his re-engagement for still another year and then another..' Isn't .that a.  good business principle',?" . Y'   '  Mr. Hart paused and smiled down at.  his listeners.    Before he could resume,  however, a shrill voice from the middle-  of the crowd interrupted .him.     ,.  "Say," said   the  voice., "how ;is  it '  when the' hired man gets to thinkin'he-  owns the hull darned farm?"     <���������  It took the wind all out of Mr. Hart.Y  as   he   himself  afterward .admitted.���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer. - - ������  REAR  ADMIRAL  WATSON.  ;$������������������ . ���������  .Admiral Watson, it  is hoped, will  not  find a/thing to  do when   he, reaches  the  Philippines, and  we  "haven't a   thing'  against' the admiral either.���������Wilkesbarre  Record ,   .  r ** ' r  Bear, Admiral Watson, who succeeds  Dcweyvin tho Philippines, was a lieutenant on'l Farragut1 s fltigsbip at the battle of  Mobile 'Bay and assisted in Joshing the  admiral to the rigging of the Hartford beforo he, went to do or die.���������Baltimore  American.  The selection of Rear Admiral Watson  is an excellent one, if his long and creditable career in the service be an index of  Jus worth. The task ahead of him in the  ���������'Philippines will be tho more difficult because ho succeeds a man of Dewey's  resplendent reputation. ��������� Washington  Times  Rear Admiral Watson, who is appointed  to succeed Dewey as commander of tlie  Asiatic-'station, was an officer who might  have achieved distinction in tho Spanish  war had the opportunity come his way  ���������The navy department always held Watson  up its sleeve, as if he were a high trump,  yet never played him at a moment opportune for. Watson.���������Springfield Republican.  SISTERLY CITIES.  i.-,, Mnkin������- Steel Pens.  ' Briefly described, steel pens are made  as follows: First the steel is rolled into  big  sheets: and    then   cut   into  strips'  about three inches in width.  The strips-  are heated to a bright red andare then  allowed   to cool gradually, whictf tempers them.    They are next rolled to the  necessary   thinness  and   are   cut   into-'  blank  flat  pens,  and  the  pens, while  'flat,   are'usually , stamped "with, the"1  brand or the name of the manufacturer.  To shape the pens is the next  process.  The rounding makes tbem hold the ink  and   distribute  it    more -evenly  than  could  be  done  if  they were  flat. '. To  harden them they areYheated. to-a cher-11  ry red and then   suddenly cooled.-' This  not only hardens them, but makes them'  elastic.    The   polishing,   pointing ;and  finishing come'next, and  then -they, are \  ready   for use.    The little ' holes' in the  pens at   the end   of  tbe slits  serve  to',  make  them more elastic and   to facilitate the flow of the ink'.  It is said that more steel is,now used  in the manufacture of pens than in  that of swords. It is even claimed.that  tbe metal annually used in their manufacture weighs more"than all the metal  used in the maiir.facUirc of war implements.  HAIL!  OH, HAIL!  It is not. the fault of the Chicago aldermen that Mr. Yerkes gets out of tliat town  with Si5',-000,000.���������Washington Post  It   has come to  this  in    Boston:    The  people go to church on   Sunday and gam-  bio in .copper all the rest of the week.���������St  Paul Globe.  ".Sigh suggested for a .New York justice's  office:     Divorces obtained while  you wait  and no questions asked.    Absolute secrecy  guaranteed to parties   having tlie price.���������  Cleveland Plain Denier.  It has  .just   dawned   upon   New ' York  that if it wants to keep drayage and m.ck-  agc off Fiffili avenue it will have to asphalt  some of tlie parallel streets      This   would  have occurred to any other town long ago  ���������St. Paul Pioneer Press  o.Kansas   City  is   putting  on  airs.      It  claims-that an artist living in   that, town  lost ������1,000   worth   of  paintings  in   ii firo  which swept through his  studio recently  All tho paintings ever painted by any nne  in Kansas and Missouri are not worth that  much.���������Atchison Globe.  ADMIRAL.  Admiral Dewey shows that he can take  caro of his country's enemies. Probably  he'd like to bo saved from his own friends-  ��������� Florida Times-Union.   ���������  Among the features of Dewey's reception should be a torchlight procession of  the men who stood on the" bridge with  him.���������St. Paul Dispatch.  George Dewey might save himself considerable mauling if he would tour the  United States in a balloon.���������Philadelphia  North American.  . Now is the time to arrange for a mass  convention of Dewey's schoolmates with  a side line of the vast army of Dewey's  teachers.���������Cleveland Press.  Dewey is a man of few words, and he  may find it necessary to limit his vocabulary still further. For some time to come  his utterances will consist largely of the  word "No."���������Kansas City Journal.  There are 320,000 maidservants in London���������that is to say, they are nearly equal  in number to the whole population in  Sheffield. '  A  Visit  to   the   Otlice   of   tlie   Manitoba  Farmers' Mutual Hail Insurance  Company.  In response to an invitation to . drop  up some time and look over the affairs  of the Manitoba Farmers' Mutual Hail  Insurance company, 503 Mclntyre  block, a Telegram reporter recently  visited the offices of the association.  He found the management and clerks  busily engaged conducting the business  and enrolling a large number of applications which they are daily receiving  from all parts of the province;,  "How is business?" asked the reporter.  "Business is good." they replied;  "in fact, we are doing a phenomenal  amount of business for a new company.  We have "issued over two thousand pol- ���������  icies, giving our members insurance for  two million dollars."  The company has agents in every  uiunisipality in the province, aud certainly do a large business 'as they keep  three clerks busy recording policies. It  is a pleasure to nolo that there'is at  least one company in this province  whichL is hustling aud being largely  patronized by the farmers'of this province, as hail insurance should be  sought after by every farmer raising a  bushel of wheat. The company is under the' management of Ei A. Taylor,  who has had years of experience in the  mutual hail insurance business, and  there is no reason why this company  cannot give the farmers insurance at  actual cost. Tbe plan adopted by this  company is such that every farmer who  insured his crop is certain that he will  get his money in case of loss. The  company's books are open for inspection to any and all of its members.  Alloway & Champion  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  362  MAIN  ST., WINNIPEG.  Listed   Stocks bought, sold, and carrried  on margin.  Write us if you wish to exchange any kind of  money, to buy Government or C. N. W. Co.  Lands, or to send money anywhere.  -J  51  1  u\:  li  h  ifl  v-*r  M  0  lit  M cSLOANE IN ENGLAND  E m bassador  Choate    is    already very popular   in    E n g-  land,    but    his  popularity   can  in   no   way   be  c o m p ared  to  that enjoyed'by  "that other distinguished American, Mr.  /'Tod" Sloane, jockey. All of England, as  ���������well1 as the people in the. most remote  parts of .Great Britain,-^ have heard, of  ' this rt midget   pigskin   knight,   and   his  - praises are sung from  Land's  End   to  _ Dunnet "Head. , -  ' Sloane. was recently presented to', the  Prince* of Wales!'and* since then every  sporting .peer in *therealmr has thrown  open'his*doors to him! But the dandified little chap who, began as stable  boy on a, western breeding farm is not  letting* pleasure interfere' with his work.  ^During- "his   riding   "season    he    sticks  constitution and bylaws so framed as  to bind the members under a possibly  disagreeable penalty to marrying widows.  Of course the obligation does not compel, a man to marry at all. He can stay  single as long as he thinks it is to his  best interests to do so, but once he  .makes-up his mind to be like other human beings he's got to patch up tbe  matter with a woman who has had experience.        , <���������  Should a member break his pledge the  club makes him pay a fine and'reserves  the privilege of attending the wedding  In a body or of interfering at the altar  or doing something else which the delinquent would naturally abhor.  '   Fashion's Echoes. '  A; 'cunning and effective French  touch is given to evening dresses in the  form of a large chou ��������� and ends of black  tulle on the left side of the corsage,  fastened with a knot and chains of turquoises or diamonds. This on a light  gown is a daring finish.  Gray gowns are popular for evening  wear. A costume in silver dotted tulle,  trimmed with lace, furnishes an example.  There is now automobile gray as well  as automobile red.  Foulards in black and white, lavender, mauve and purple are in favor and  make dressy gowns. To be without a  foulard is to stand confessed "a back  number." ''  One of the strong points of millin-  'ery at present is the lavish use of tulles,  laces and transparent fabrics.  Pretty clasp pins for the coiffure  consist of curved bars'of .shell set with'  brilliants , '  BARRED OUT.  There is a castle called Delight,  And Love is warder there.  He kee-oeth watch by day and night  Dpor the winding stair.  Weary and wistful do I bide  The c Dnjon door to win,  But wa -Liful Love is Argus eyed  And \ "ill not let rae in.  Though I have sought from sea to sea.  From . pring tobud-Jing spring,  I have n- >t found the magic key  To bid the barrier swing.  All valor 3us attempts are vain  '   To seal j the rampart's height.  Love mil-1 surrender ere I gain  The c-as le called Delight. ���������  ���������Ne v Orleans Times-Democrat  ���������������+:,  FEYSHAD.  AN. ENGLISH VIEW OF."TOD". SLOANE.'  [From caricature in London "Sketch, by S. H-  Y... ��������� .,-'   Y.Sime.] ���������      <���������-    ���������  .  strictly to. his ytrairiing,. keeps  in- trim  and :attends   to  business,. which   is   to  bringhis mountiri.ahead.   4." *"  It is an..oft day for-Sloane-when he  does hot ride' at least .three ..winners.  This fact the visiting "Americans soon  appreciated:'They profited by .their  knowledge by .'plunging on Sloane's  mounts and won large'sums. '-At last  the ^English : bookmakers,, in order to  avoid bankruptcy, retaliated by marking up 'the 'odds, on, horses'- ridden by  Sloane', and .now an .American who,->vins  ������1 puts up"-sometimes, twice asVmuch to  get it:-       ���������.--     --  ��������� *"������������������ -   "���������"' ��������� '���������  As a'.final proof. of greatness Sloane  has been caricatured by.S. H.Sime, the  great London cartoonist. The picture  shows .' h'im riding. just back of the  horse's ears, an allusion to "Tod's" habit of "riding forward." ,." ,.       .   :  Wanted tlie Antlior.  Author (of new play in far western  theater)���������Harkl What's that'queer  noise 1-    . '  Western Manager���������Comes from tbe  audience.  "Eh 1 Is that their style of applauding?"  "No. It's the clicking-of revolvers. I  think they are getting ready to call for  the author."  Tlie Savage Bachelor.  "Persons who stammer," said the  pseudo scientific boarder, "do so because  they think faster than they can talk.''  "Is that the reason,"' asked the savage bachelor, "that we so seldom meet  a woman who1 stammers?"���������Indianapolis Journal.  Mrs.  A QUEER CLUB.  ,. Iii spite of the  historic    warning of, the elder  ���������Mr. '��������� Weller    a  number     of  young   men    in  Peoria, '   Ills.,  have' banded  themselves    together with-the .deliberate intention of  getting   themselves   captured   by   widows.   Their organization, for it has as-  I'   v      " sumed definite shape, is known as the  *. "Marry a Widow club."   -There are 35  ^ members in the club, all of them pros-  \ perous business men.    George Richard-  * son is-president, C  B. L. Jacobs  vice  . president   and   Thorwald" Burn   secre-  : tary.       ' ��������� ' ���������  1     Each of these 35-members.is pledged  * to marry a widow.    There are no limi-  i tations whatever except the widowhood.  There was, a man in Peoria a' few  % weeks ago who married a widow. He  '* belonged  to  a  military  society.    Then  A Winning System.  "Strange    how. many   prizes  nG-rabbem wins at. cards."  "She only wins,   you  know, where  the players put down   their own scores  and do their own adding up.,"/  "Clever at adding, isshe?"\  "Well, she generally win's.'  "But how can she  tell  the  number  she'll need to win?"  "That's the only weak point  in her  system.   Bnt George says she's a.fatalist.  He says she just adds her age to the  'totals and trusts to luck."���������New York  World.  PURSUED  BY  Hlb CONSCIENCE.  A   Man  Has   a  PRESIDENT GEOEGR RICHARDSON,  somebody said that everybody that had  been married out of that club had taken  unto himself a spouse to whom the  marriage business was an "auld sang."  Thirty-five members of the society remained;    They got together, organized  a new club���������the Oak Street���������with the  v  Guilty   of   Sm-ag-grling-  Vcry Miserable Trip.  "I was never mixed up with a smuggling transaction but once in my life,"  said a New Orleans business man whose  name may as well be left out, "and my  experience was so painful that I swore off  then and thero. I had a deal in west  Texas on hand at the time and had made  a short trip over the Mexican frontier,  during which I picked up a handful of  very fine opals. A wicked friend showed  me how easy it was to carry them over  the line without paying tributo to Uncle  Sam, and I was weak enough to yield to  the temptation. When I got on tho cars  at El Paso, however, to come east to Dallas, I was haunted by a guilty conscience  and had a horrible premonition that some  uecret service officer was on my track.  "Presently  my   attention   became   attracted by a man with  a black beard who  kept looking at me furtively from  a seat  across the way.  I tried to persuade myself  that it was all imagination, but a number  of  things occurred  during  that ride that  satisfied me I was really being watched. I  went into  the  smoker, for, instance, and  before long caught a glimpse of the black  bearded chap peering  through   the end of  the car window from the platform.  It was  the same in   the dining car, and,, to mako  a long  story short, I reached  Dallas thoroughly unstrung.    That  evening I began  to think I had  shaken  the fellow off  my  track, when I happened to stroll out of tho  hotel, and there he was standing behind a  pillar.    Needless  to  say I  didn't  sleep a  wink, and when I bumped into the sleuth  next morning and saw that he had shaved  off  his  beard I  gave myself  up for lost.  However, that was  the  last  of  him, and  for the balance of my stay I was unmolested and gradually regained my equanimity.  "That the man had been shadowing me  was   undeniable, but  what   his  purpose  could have been  and why he  dropped the  game so abruptly were mysteries which I  was forced to leave unsolved.    It was two  years before I found out.    Then i ran  across the man one day  by accident in a  St. Louis restaurant and he owned up.    It  seems that ho had been a public official in  a small Texas town and  got mixed up in  his accounts.    He swore to me that it was  only bad bookkeeping, but the grand jury  indicted him  for embezzlement, and he  skipped until things calmed down.    I happened to  coincide with  a  description  he  had  of a  detective, and all  his  strange  moves were actuated by exactly the same  motive that prompted me to run���������namely,  to see whether he was being watched.    We  were both fooled by our fears.    His affairs  have since been settled up, and we enjoyed  a good laugh and a cold   bottle  together.  But I am a reformed smuggler  for life.'  ���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  Tho slavo Aziy.ule told the caliph this:  The merchant Feyshad, sire, in a journey across tho desart, fell apart one day  from the caravan with which he traveled,'  and, causing, his camel to kneel, lie dismounted for tho purpose of counting the  ,emcralds and rubies in the sack which he  wore at liis belt.  -In this sack there-were bnlas rubies of  the color of a white mouse's eye and emeralds colored liko tho grass after rain,  and also thero wcra green sapphires of  cornflower blue, and sapphires colored liko  the Bosporus on ar windless' day, and  pearls, sire, some Jjla-jk ancl bean shaped,  like the thumb of an Ethiopian woman,  and some like a woman's little teeth, and  some that bluslied rosa red, as if at the  thought of their own beauty.'  So lost was the merchant in contemplation of his treasures'that he did not notice  Sleep, who, passing by on his gray mule,  cast a handful of poppy 'seeds upon tho  head ofJTeyshad and then rode on, laughing, with eyes half closed, in tho track of  tho vanishing caravan. Feyshad had-slept  scarcely an hour, sire, when, awaking, he  glanced around and found himself alone.  His camel had forsalcen him, and over all  the "yellow desert ' burning beneath the  noonday sun there was no trace of life  6<".vc the bleaching bones that licre and  thero marked the road of tho caravans.  Ho turned to the east and to the west,  to tho north and to the-south, and' nothing did he see but the sands running to a  rim agftinst the sky, save in tho east,  where a sand devil danced upon the plain,  making movements as if in derision of  Feyshad.  ���������' Alas!"- cried the unhappy merchant as  he tore his beard. "Fool that I am! That  I might count my treasure in safety I  withdrew me from the caravan, where  was my real safety.' I thirst, but where  shall 1 find . water here? The sun consumes mc, but where shall 1 find shade?''  Then ho ceased for fear of his own voice,  which sounded strange ������in that echolcss  desert, and, sitting with his eyes lixed  upon the sand devil, which was now dancing into tho west, he gavo himself to de-,  spair, till suddenly, sire, he was startled  by a voice from behind crying, "Feyshad!" The merchant, sire, turned, and,  to his astonishment, he saw before him, at  L'O paces distant, an Arab veiled in white  and seated upon an ass.  At this sight a great horror fell upon  the soul of Feyshad, for, but a moment  before, he had been alone seated amid the  vastness of the desert. ������Nor did his horror  grow less when he beheld the thing Jjeforo  him ceaselessly changing form as it spoke,  yot speaking always in tho same voice.  Now, it was an Arab seated upon an  ass, now a woman naked and bestriding a  lion, it would shrink now to an ape seated  upon a dog, and now it would swell to  the form of a stout man upon a camel.  And tho form cried to him, saying-  " Feyshad, I am the Fata Morgana, the  dreamer of tho desert. I bring to tho  waste places tho ghosts of tho cities, with  their mosques and towers, and the sapphire shadow of the Nile bends at my word  through tho heat shaken air and past tho  feet of dying men. I give to man the ono  thing real���������illusion.    I am thine."  Then Feyshad, consumed by thirst,  cried out, heedless of tho. hoi-ror before  him. "Water, I pray you; .watci!"  "Beforo entering my lands," said tho  Fata Morgana, "bear well in mind, O  Feyshad, that should you see them, though  it be a ^ league away or though it bo but  their reflection in a mirror, at that instant  all will vanish and the world of happy illusion will be for you no more."  '���������Peace!" cried Feyshad. "I love no  one, nor have I ever loved mortal in this  world     Water, I pray you; water!"  "No man has lived in mjT cities,", said  the-Fata .Morgana, "for longer than a moment.of time, for no-man born of woman  is content even with happiness. One  pi ticks a flower in my gardens, another a  fruit from u tree, another a jewel from the  tables/in my bazaars. Not content, craving forever for the unreal, wliicli men  have misnamed 'the real,' -they" must  touch and have, and that ovor brings them  to ill luck, who drives them fortJi from  tho gates of my paradise. But enter, O  Feyshad, and remember."  And, lo, sire, Feyshad found himself  seated in the courtyard of his own house  in old Cairo, and the fountain in its center played beneath the sun, casting its diamond bright waters to tho sky, and tho  great acacia planted by his father cast  upon Feyshad its pleasant shadow. His  thirst had vanished at the sight of water,  nor did ho notice that the fountain was  but the ghost or shade of a fountain without song or sound and that the leaves of  tho acacia moved-in the breeze 'without a  whisper.  His tortoise crawled upon the pavement  of the courtyard. Through an open door  he saw within the house the figure of his  wife like a brown shadow against the sunlight, of a window that lay beyond. She  was grinding coffee, but of the sound of  grinding there was none. And, though  Feyshad was fond of coffee, he did not call  upon his wife to bring it to him, as was  his wont. The thought of it was sufficient to satisfy his desire even as tho  thought of the fountain water was sufficient to satisfy his thirst.  Filled  with  a  great happiness, he sat,  and as he sat thus he remembered the-  words of the Fata Morgana, "Should you  meet there any one you love,  should cyou  see them, though it be a  league away or  though it bo but their reflection in a mir-.  ror, at that instant all will vanish."  And as he murmured the words he smiled, for Feyshad did not love his wife, and  when his child entered the courtyard and  ran in pursuit of a butterfly ��������� with amber  wings he smiled again, for Feyshad did  not love his child. He sat contentedly in  the shade of the acacia and watched his  wife, and his child, and the crawling tortoise, and the dancing water, and the  waving leaves, and all this while,,sire, his  body was sitting upon the desert sands  beneath the burning sun, butsun or sands  were naught to him. for arouud him tlie  Fata Morgana had laid the ghost of the  city of Cairo, fetched from a, hundred  leagues away, where, indeed, his child  was chasing a butterfly at that .moment,  and his wife was grinding coffee, and his  fountain was playing in the sunlight, and  his acacia waving in the breeze, just as  he beheld them in the desert. ���������   i  Forever ho might have sat there, happy  beyond the dreams of man, but a merchant, sire, is ever a merchant, even  though he livo' in paradise, and presently  Feyshad said to himself, "I will arise and  go into the bazaars."  At that moment, sire, might havo been  seen a great way off the caravan returning to seek for Feyshad, and tho people of  tho caravan beheld before them, over  against the place where Feyshad was, the  city of Cairo, with its palm trees, mosques  and minarets, and they laughed, for they  knew it was tho work of Fata Morgana.  Feyshad, sire, fearful of being robbed,  placed his sackof jowels in a hole beneath  the fountain, for a merchant, siro, is, always fearful of robbers, even in the, land  of happy illusion, and he placed .them  thero, not knowing that he was burying  them in the sand, where they would never  be found again. And then he left what  seemed to his eyes tho courtyard of his  house and began to walk about upon the  sands whereoiYFata Morgana had laid the  streets and bazaars of Cairo.  In the bazaars sat the merchants smoking thoir pipes, while around'them lay  piled their wealth, silks and brocades and  jewels, and as Feyshad .wandered, and  looked the happiness fell' froni Jiiin. Fot  though the sight of. the fountain water  had quenched his thirst and the sight of  his wife and of the coffee-had satisfied' his  desires the sight of tho gems and rich  silks, far from giving him, satisfaction,  made him unhappy, inasmuch as they  were not his.. For Feyshad, sire, was a  merchant.  He paused at the shop of El Kobir, the  goldsmith, and, seizing oiipon a vase of ���������  gold incrusted with turquoise, cried out,  "El Kobir, what price?" But El Kobir  neither drew ..the amber mouthpiece of his  pipe from his lips nor turned-his head, so  Feyshad put the vase beneath his robe arid  walked on.' '  As El Kobir did not cry after him he  knew that the bazaars and all they contained were his. A great hunger for  riches came upon him, and he cast,-., the  vase of gold in the street, and it fell upon  a sleeping dog,'who neither moved nor  raised an eyelid. - Then Feyshad ran to  the shop of a silk merchant and - taking  therefrom a great bag of silk embroidered  with golden melon flowers returned with  it on his shoulders to the shop of El  Kobir. There he took all. the .diamonds  he could find and cast them in his ������������������ sack,  and rubies and emeralds as well", and1  when there was nothing left for him' to  take he cried out in derision, "El Kobir.  what price?"  But El Kobir did not see him nor tho  loss of the jewels, but sat' smoking his  pipe and conversing with a Greek, heedless of Feyshad and his evil doings.  Then, sire, Feyshad went to the shop of  a Jew and took a littlo vial of attar of  roses, and a dagger with a ruby hilt, and  an elephant r6f gold Vith* jeweled eyes, and  a bag of sequins, and the Jew, who at  that moment was, in fact,, asleep in his  shop in Cairo, dreamed that he was being  robbed, but he could nob prevent Feyshad  from taking his things, and Feyshad hastened home rejoicing, with the saclc upon  his' shoulders.  Though it seemed to him* that he had  spent several hours in the bazaars, it is  impossible that he could have been there  longer than a moment, fori to his astonishment, when ho entered the courtyard  of his house his child was still in pursuit  of the butterfly with amber wings, and  tho tortoise he had left crawling upon the  pavoment had not gained an inch toward  its goal, and his wife was still grinding  the coffee.  Feyshad felt a great thirst from his exertions, and the sight of the fountain did  not allay it as boforo.  He emptied his sack of tho stolen jewels  and covered tho glittering ,.heap . with  leaves plucked from tho acacia, and then  he cried: "Ho\v happy am I that I have  never loved,'ersc tho sight of my wife or  my child or a friond would have banished  me forever fr-om this land, wjie'ro 1 ���������may  rob all day and be happy 1 Now will I  quench my' thirst at the fountain and,  leaving my jewels here, return to tho bazaars for niorc."'  But, sire, tlio hand of Allah reaches  even to. the land of happy illusion. As  Feyshad bent to drink he beheld a person  whom ho loved, for, in tho clear waters of  the fountain, he beheld the reflection of  his own face.  At that moment, sire, tho people of tho  approaching caravan saw the phantom  city that lay boforo them trembling, from  the green palm trees at its ' walls to the  domes that cut the sky, and then it vanished like a dream, leaving naught but a  black speck upon tho land, which was  Feyshad.  Tho jewels he had hidden for safety beneath the shadow fountain were never  found again or the jewels he had covered  with the leaves of the acacia.  And today, sire, he sits at the gates of  Cairo begging alms or wanders through  the bazaars gazing upon the jewels that  once were his���������in the land of happy illusion.���������H. de Vere Stacpoolo.  A PHILIPPINE  MAGAZINE.  E-  -������-������-������������������������������.���������������.���������������������������.������.������. .-.-.-*��������� 'gi  ���������    Ambitions    Liter  ary Effort by Cnr   ���������  Soldiers In Manila..  -���������"���������-���������"���������-���������-���������"���������-���������-���������"���������-������������������'���������-l!  One   of   the  most     unique  publ ications  which     have  come     from   .  Manila  is  the  P h i 1 i p p ine ',  Magazine, the,,  most    ambi- .  lious of all the literary schemes launched  by  the  American  soldiers  who are  stationed  there.    It is  purely  local  in  character, its  illustrations are tropical  scenes and pictures of typical natives;, '  and its reading matter breathes in ev-   '  ery line the martial clatter of life in its/  birthplace. %     ^ .1  There, are short stories by army arid' '  navy officers, a sketch of W. "W. Brown,  the "mayor of Manila;" a glimpse intoY,  some of the superstitions of the natives  r  and pictures of street scenes and riverY  scenes, jungles and the interiors of Filipino homes and a great deal of matter , '  particularly  interesting  on  account, of '  Yi I  ���������' IV  - L'7/|  ���������--Hi  - ',y;': i  ���������   *\ft?fi\  ���������' r������>l  ���������' JW  ������ ...Yv-K  Yt   -' .,.(-^  -  .-- "%!  ' ���������'������;"������?  /���������A* A.,J(-y*tff*J-;Tr  I  She ^hiliPPinc^imt^iSa^ne MMfllA WT; ^fgf  its being gathered right in Uncle Sani>- (i���������  new possession in the intervals of strif������u-*Y  by men who are doing the fighting."- X-X,  The editor and proprietor of the new Y  magazine is H.'.Furman. Hedden. ��������� He/,-���������  promises in his next'.nufnber to' repro--,.'-.  ,duce over 74 photographs takenon the'f-'Y  firing line while the troops were in ac-'. Y  tion. The literary object of the niaga--?\  line will be to portray all the interest-sY.  ing and historical features of the-prca- y/i  ���������nt campaign. ,.���������--���������  X -C  !Xm  XM  Xi\  'Am  ��������� .���������*���������:-! I  xm  it.-r.rn  Y t1*  i ���������-��������� ...  :���������<���������'%{  * * - f  Why Eyeg-lnsscw Are Worn. So Maeh.t.^  , The question is often asked, particular; ������  ly by those who can recall the customs ana/e--.^'y^j  experiences of 25 years ago, "Why '��������� do, so^yf^iVjj  many persons' nowadays wear glasses?"*,^1"4*'"'"  The answer is easy,, "The.increaso in the Y  number (St spectacle's worn is hot to'be reY 1"  garded as an evidence of modern "degenrJ;.  eration of tho eyes, but rather that a long',^y  felt necessity "has been, .met,", for\'itV"  should be remembered that .within" the 7  past quarter of a century much has -beeiiv'-  learned about the value of glasses, and the ,���������  rango of their application and usefulness,  has been enormously extended. - Yr ly  Of course the eyes need more help now-*'"''  than, formerly, as tho amount of Work., *  they are required to do is much greater- ,  than at any previous period in the world's--',  history. The sewing machine and many* t  other inventions of its class save the labor-  of the hands only to add to ,that required - j  of tho eyoa. ' New employments, new'  amusements and new fashions are con- ���������N  tinually being introduced to .increase the  exactions' laid upon these sensitive' and* ':  delicate organs. - , ���������  Tho   steady  decrease of  illiteracy,   to-  .  gether with tho general cheapness of literature and a spread  of a  taste for it; the  enormous circulation of novel, magazine: v  and newspaper, the ever increasing use of  artificial   illumination,   all   combine    to  overtax the eyes and to weaken or possibly  destroy the sight unless the required  aid  and protection be supplied through every,  means at our disposal.    Thus  it  happens  that   the   sometime   luxury  of  properly,  adapted glasses has como to be recognized  and understood by very many of the present generation as ono of the  real  necessities of their lives.  Lippincott's Magazine.  Economy Is Wealth.  fl  Mrs. Nubbins (to her husband, who  has just returned from fighting a fire in  his ,wood lot)���������For the land's sake,  Silas, ye've burned yer hands jest awful I Why didn't ye wear yer buckskin  gloves?  Farmer Nubbins���������1 reckon I know  what I'm about, Hanner. This 'ere hide  of mine'll grow on again all right, but  buckskin gloves cost money.���������New  York World.  THREE   BALLS..  Saved.  "Spare me I" pleaded the trembling  captive, falling upon his knees.  "Very well," replied the cannibal,  with a grin. "I will save you for my  Sunday dinner. "���������New York Journal.  The baseball department.-* of the St.  Louis papers havo expanded wonderfully.  ���������Washington Post  The Giants aro sadly In need of a mas-  c ���������-.; also of a new name. "Giants" is a  rank misnomer.���������Ridgewood (N. J.)  News.  The Cleveland Baseball club is making  a record as a loser Certainly it is verifying the prediction of one of its mariagerii  that it would surprise the people ofGleve-  land.���������Cleveland'Leader. 3 ****  nwap>t^������yni������jp  ,JTHE    CUMBERLAND NEWS.  JSSUED EVE?.Y SATURDAY.���������  Subscribers failing to receive The  .Xkw3 regularly will confer a favor by notify iu-z the office.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  j ? .1    .-���������'-*..'    ���������  transient Ads Cash, in Advance.  ^       .      ' -* '  .FRIDAY,  "SEPf"'i5th;"    1899.  We are issuing half size this  . week in order to give our printers a  holiday Saturday.  ^Wrf^Hr^-mtjfl-j^p-j  pwi iivim *mp"  '^Vl^r^^���������-z������������������^;���������^?������������������  '���������.MM  ���������"J( 1L"������.������������������Jl-jVIA'B-f.  TST  The Cour:������ ay Bridge is recoiv-  .������nj������ temporary repairs at ,long Inst  and- now we can   cross it for the  :      : '���������  next few weeks without making our  wills (if we have anything to will)  before doing so.  From Daily Columbian, Aug. 311]  Cumberland, says the Cumberland (Comox) News, presents tbe  somewhat .curious spectacle of an  incorporated town without a may.-  or, and adds aptly enough. "If  the property qualifications were reduced to a reasonable point, many  men, otherwise well qualified for  position, would have an opportunity for contesting. A thousand  dollars' worth (at least) of real  property is altogether too high a  financial qualification for the mayor of a smull town."  The Council would do well to  see that this slate of affairs is rem--  edied next session of the legislature  GO TO  - There is a' part of the Courtenay-  Comox Road to which we desire to  ��������� ,.      i i*        i  call attention, ���������-" viz'." the dyke. A  -section of it has been gradually  sinking for some time. There is  -probably a large .cavity undernea h  which liaay give way at a moments  notice.' In fact, we have been told  jthat the water runs right   through.  We   notice that   some gravel  has  ���������   r .*Y ��������� > . -,'.       .. ���������  been spread on top. to level ,off.  .This is very good���������as far as it goes,  hxit that ��������� is no way to repair the  dyke. - The work should be  thoroughly done  and that at once.  jt will  have to be   done, at some  ��������� ��������� '..r ��������� . ������������������  \ i,��������� ���������  time.   .Why not attend to it now  (.(. <-j".-'-   ���������  some damage   suits and  and save  a few lives?  !���������---���������  Some time in June we referred to  :'i V  i . . tlie" advisibility of the City Council  l:   paying an annual to a Police Mag-  ;:   Mtf&tg  and* maintaining a police  force in order-to retaiin all reven-  ���������   lies derived   from fines imposed in  $he town.    The matter is one that  is now attracting much more atten-  '  i    ' -      'I     Y I   . .   ' ��������� ���������     I '  tion in view of the recent action of  the Government in taking away the  salary formerly paid to Mr, Abrams.  Ab we-stated before, the amount  of salary to be paid to a Police  Magistrate by the Council is  not  .:' '-i       >        ���������.     ���������        v ��������� ���������-* '.  fixed by law, but is left wholly at  the discretion of tlie Council. The  amount of fines collected has some  years exceeded^ $1,000 and, though  we have not the exact figure, we  think it is safe to say that the min-  1 ..  .'.    .- .;',,' : ���������    .  imum has >iever fallen below $600  per annum.    Now,  a man  can' be  j I Y '. .   ,  easily secured to act as police officer for, say, $20 per month or $240  a ye.ar. 'JNie position would not  interfere gerioiisly \yith his other  employments and he could be cal-  led whenever there  would   be need  it. -  of  his services.    Cumberland is a  town of small  area and  the duties  of such officer  would not be oner-  ous.    Tho  whole  thing would n������t  cost the ^ town  much.    We  would  have efficient service.   The Council  would,  have a clear  surplus to put  in    the   treasury���������and   there   are  nlenty ways to expend cash in improving the streets of Cumberland.  On the other hand,   leave things go  and   the Government  will , get all  ^he   fines   and the   town nothing,  purely the Council will wake up to  a, sense of the proper cciurse to pur-  ^ue.    If they take action along the  y-Mnes suggested, they will, we think,  have   the  approval of  all our citizens.  MARTIN DOOLEY ON SHAFT-  ER'S HAY FLEET.  Mr. Dooley had been reading a-  bout General-Shafters unfortunately abandoned enterprise for capturing Santiago by means of a load of  hay, and, it filled him with great  enthusiasm., Laying down his paper, he said.  "By dad, I always said they give  me frind Shafter the worst iv it. If  they'd left him to do th'jobth''  way he wanted he'd 've taken  Sandy ago without losin' an ounce."  '���������How was it he wanted to dp it?',  Mr. Henessy asked.  "Well," said Mr. Dooley, "'twas  this way. ' This is th' way it was:  OP Cevera's fleet was in th' harbor  and bottled up, as th' man says.  Shafter.he'says to Sampson: 'Look  here ye bucko,, what th' divvle ye  loafin' ar-round - out there f'r he  says,'like a \ deputy sheriff at a  prize fight?' he -says. 'I'm- doing  well where I am' says Sampson  Th' navy iv the United States,' he  says, 'which is wan iv th' best, if  not th' .best in. th' wurruld,' ho  says, Svas not,' he says, 'intinded  f'r Bthreet fightin,'' he says. 'We'll  stay heie,' he says, 'until,? he says,  'we can equip th' ships with noo-  matic tire wheels,'he says,' an' ball  bearin's,' he says.  "Well,' says, Shafter, *if ye won't  go in,' he says, 'we'll show ye the  .way,' he says. An' he calls on Cap  Br.ice, that was wan iv th' youngest  an' tastiest dhressers in th' whole  crool an' devastatin' war. 'Cap,'  he says,   'is they   anny  hay in th'  The new season has  to-day   ushered    in   a  small advance lot of new goods to us,   consist  ing of  From $5.00 to $25.00 *  Indies? Skirts  . ' .-       From $3.25 to $5.00.  Navy Dress Serges���������Hard Finish and extra  value���������from 25 cents to 75 cents per yard.  LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR.  MEN'S  UNDERWEAR.    '   .  the  Tailor  For    Your     Niext  Suit of Clothes.  GOOD FIT   AND���������  PRICES  RIGHT  ,    CALL AND SEE.   '  Notice.  CHANGE  OF  CORPORATE/NAME;  Subscribe for the News.  ������J!-'..... ���������   camp?' he   says.    'Slathers   iv it'  says th' Cap.   'Onless,' he says, 'th'  et it, 'he says.    'Th'  laat  load  iv  beef that come down fr'm th' undertakers,' he says 'was  not good,' he  says, 'twas not properly waked,' he  says, 'or,' he says,  'th'   pallbearers  was careless,' he says.    'Annyhow,'  he says, th' sojers  won't eat it, an'  whin I left they was looking greedily at th'   hay,'   he   says.    'Cap,'  say's.Gin'ral Shafter,   'if anny man  ates a wisp shoot him on the spot,'  he says.    'Those hungry sojers may  desthroy  me hopes iv  vichtry.' he  says.    'What d'ye mane?' says Cap  Brice.    'I mane this,' says  Gin'ral  Shafter,    'T mane to take yon fortress,' he says.    'I'll sind ye in, Cap  in a ship protected be hay,' he says.  'Her   turrets '11  be   alfalfa,   she'll  have three inches iv th'  best clover  below   the   water   line.'   he   says.  Did ye ever see an eight-inch  shell  pinithrate a bale iv  hay?' he says.  'I   niver   did,'   sa}'s   Cap    Brice.  Maybe that was because I niver see  thried,'   he says.    'Be   that  as it  may,' says Gin'ral Shafter, 'ye niver see it clone.    No   more did I,' he  says.    -Onless,' he says, 'they shoot  pitchforks,'  he says,   'they'll niver  hur-rt ye,'  he says.    iYe'll  be on-  vincible,' he says.    'Ye'll proceed  into th' harbor, behind   the sturdy  aymour iv projuce,'   he says.    'Let  yefer watchword   be "Stay on the  far-rm"   and  go on to vichtry,' he-  says.    'Gin'ral,'   says   Cap  Brice,"  'how can I thank ye f'r th' honor?"  "Tis no wondher th' men call ye  their fodder,' he    says.     'Twas. a  joke Cap   Brice   med  at th'', time.  'I'll do th' best I can,,an' if I diein  the attempt',' he says, 'bury me  where th' bran-mash'li wave over  grave,' he says. , 4"  "An Gin'ral   Shafter  he  got together  his  fle'et an'  put the armor  on it.    'Twas a  formid-ahlc  sight.  They was the cruiser Box Stall, full  armored  with* Mxty eight  bales iv  the finest grade iv chopped feed; th'  the   R-red   Barn, a modhren   hay  battleship, protected   by  a   whole  mow iv timothy an' th' gallant little Haycock, ,a torpedo lioat shoot-  in' deadly missiles iv explosive oats".  Th' expidition was delayed be wnn  iv th'  mules  strnllin'  down to th'  shore an'  atin' up th' afther, bat-  thry an'  par-rt  iv th'  ram  iv th'  R-red Barn, an' befure repairs was"  made   Admiral   Cevera   heard   iv  what was goin'  on.    'Glory  be to  th' saints,' he says.    'What   an in-  jayneoirs thribe  thc^e Yankees  is,  says  he     'On'y   a few   weeks ago  they   thried   to   desthroy   me   be  dumpin' a load iv coal coal on me,'  he says,  an' now  he says, 'they're  goin'   to smother  me in   feed,' he  says.    'They'll  be  rollin'barl's iv  flour on  me fr'm th' hite3  nex','  he  says.    'I'd   betther get out,'he  says.    "Tis far nobler,' he says, 'to  purrish  on  th'.  r-ragin'  main,'he  'says,'thin  to die with ye'er lungs  full iv hayseed an' ye'er eves full iv  dust,' he says..   '1. was bor-rn in a  large   city,'   he says,   'an'I  don't  know'th' rules iv th' barn, he says,  'An' he went out  an' took his lick-  in.'   o ���������  NEW GOODS.  Stevenson & Co. have received a  consignment of goods from the  east this week. Their serges at 50  cts. are splendid value and everybody in the district should see  them. The fall jackets this season  have smaller sleeves than usual,  but still they are larger than the  summer styles seemed to anticipate.  The officers of the H. M. S. War-  spite are very successful sportsmen  and have already landed a large  .number of fine trout from Courtenay-River. It ueed to be the exception for a naval man to catch  a trout a:- b-.iv ������������������-���������l'n'e, but things are  all the other way since the War-  spite arrived.  j t  Notice is hereby given   that ~thg  Union Colliery Company of .British - Columbia^   Limited, Liability,  intends to apply to His Honor ; the  Lieutenant-Governor for permission,  to change itB .name to  that of   tha\  "Wellington    Colliery : Company,  Limited Liability':"- -  *    \'  Dated Victoria,-18th July, 1899,.;  DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTON,^  Solicitors'; to   tlie   Unibh   Colliery ',  Company of   B.C.,, Limited   Liability;     ���������   -y ���������        .;   '   * ���������- ���������   \-Y    .   X   .  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland. '  and am agent for the following  reliable insurance .companies:  The Royal London and Lancashire and Norwich Union. I  am prepared to accept risks at  current rates. I am also agent  for the Standerd Life Insurance  Company of Edinburgh, and the  Ocean Accident Company of England. Please call and investigate before insuring in any other  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS.  MfAM&Oo.  -.  '-^DEALERS iN-A':  Pianos &  Organs.  Musical Instruments  ���������AND���������  Musical Merciiaiidise  '/  Phonographs  and^amaa%\  Graphophones.  1  .-���������We have been informed that the  ypurse raised by the generous people of Comox District to replace  team lost a few weeks ago by Mr.  Davis amounted to the handsome  sum of $200.    Well done Comox!  FOR SALE OR FOR   RENT.  The house lately occupied by Mr.  Chas. Lowe. For terms, apply to  J. L. Roe, Cumberland.  Having . purchased  the large and well-assorted stock of Mr. A.  W. Rennson, I am prepared to do business  with the 'people of Comox District.  You will find in my  stock everything found-  in a First Class Grocery Store, also a good  line of Crockery, Tinware Agateware and  Hardware, Flour and  Feed always en hand.  Inspection invited  and a fair share of your  patronage solicited.  I Remain,  Tours Faithfully,  F. J. LEIGHTOlT.  Comox Sept, 15th.  SAFES, BILLIARD TABLES, TYPEWRITERS,  LAWN TENNIS, HOCKEY and GOLF GOODS.  BICYCLES AND BICY*  CLE SUPPLIES  60 Government St. Victoria  Bulbs for Fall  Planting.  .20,000���������Holland Bulb-- to arrive in Sep-  tc-iiil-er; 5,000 Japan Lilies to arrive in October; 1,500 JBhododc-idruns, Az-tleas, Mag-.  n������lia8, Rosea, etc., to arrive in October.  Tliouaan.da of Rosea, Camellias, Fruit and  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, etc., growing on,'  my; own grounds for the fall trade. Cata-.  logues frpe-~  M. J. HENRY,        Vancouver, B. O,  I  r*I  NOTICE.  Applications will be received up  to.;.September   20th,   for   a   male,  'teacher of the 2nd division   of   the  Union Public School.  James Abrams, ;  Sec'y to Trustees.  I  g@gSgggg^������Sgggg&^������g������S������������������?2S  H. B. A. VOGEL COMMERCIAL COLLEGE.  P. O. Box 347,    Vancouver, B. O.  We tv-ach business, Book-keepv  ing, Shorthand,   Tppewriting,y  and the general Engiish branches, . The Demand  for office,  help is larger than the supply.  Send for: illustrated RrQspectus,  i.


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