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 <- -    i '       '<���������  0    f  \  ���������������    '  IV   i  s? >  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,    B. C,    WEDNESDAY,  ^ SEP. 12.   1900.  OGIaLTIEc9.  Hungarian  IS'   THE   BLEST  $5.25 per  ro  On all accounts paid, when  due we allow a discount of 5  per cent, on Groceries.  Simop Lei  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Ill  PERSONAL.  it  Mrs. R. Grant left   for  Portland  on a visit last week  Mrs. Piket is visiting in Vancouver and Victoria.  Mrs. A. McLaughlin returned  home last week after, visiting  here.  Mr. Frank Partridge took rather  a mysterious trip below last week,  very quietly       indeed.     How  ever, the full   band   will   welcome  them upon their return.  Miss. Maude Young of Texada is  visiting friends in town.,  Mrs. T. E. Banks retu-ned Tuesday. l     *    ;  Mrs. Dr. Staples returned Tuesday from along visit to her friends  in the East.  : j������&Mri3g& ssgasgseb^ssgggja^jsggss������"  Nicholles & Renonf,  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  HARDWARE, MILL AND MINING MACHINERY,  AND FARMING AND DAIRYING IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL KINDS.  .   '*      '  ���������Agents'foi McCormick Harvesting Machinery..  Write for prices and particulars.    P. 0. Drawer 563.  ������������������ ������SRg^^g^^55Sfeabi��������� ^e&:X=C������&. <^<������^>?~^������^ <=is^  ��������� CHINA       " |  ��������� MATTINGS -  I  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specialty  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 2.0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  English Linoleums   -  -  -  6, 9 and 12 feet wide from 50c. per square yd up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per s-quare  yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES  OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION.  Weiler Bros.  VICTORIA, B.   C.  fJEW  We are now opening up some  of our New Stock of Fall Shoes.  We   find    we   have    to    many  I^adies'    0^f������rds   apd    gli  No. 3   and   31-2.  Ll S5  We are offering  them  reduced prices, also  Men's   Stfoes  No- 9  ly  at great-  ar^d   10.  go  All  at  Bargin  P  DEATH OF A VALUED RESIDENT.  Another of our oldest  and   most  respect ed residents has  paid   inexorable nature's debt .and   gone  to  the re-t nnd reward which, if   good  deeds crh'this^earth merit, were  his  inconlest.-bly.    Mr. Joseph   Lives-  ley died last Sunday  morning, just  as the church bells which he  loved  so well were ringing their summonses to  morning  worshippers:   -The"  deceased has lived in Union   for. the  last   ten  years,   and   during "that  time his life has   been   marked ��������� at  every mile stone wih   quiet y  and  unostentatiously performed d^eds of  good towards   his  fellow men.    In  church matters-he .was   always, to  the f'>ie, ancl by   precept   and   example, hef-tr-ive to bring his broth-.  ren t<< live in the manner in which  we are to'cl and which was his own,  "Do unto others as ye   would   they  would do unto you."    Besides thi.--.  he was at   all   times   willing   and  ready   to   as-dst    with   tha    more  worldly and most essential requisite.  Alms to the needy,and tithes to the  church, and  the   various   associations of Grace   Methodist   Church,  0  of which he was a member, have  lost an earnest worker and a zealous brother. But by everyone will  his loss be felt. Quiet, unassuming, going his way with a kindly  thought and feeling for all, his  kindly face and charitable presence  will be missed in our little community.  He leaves a wife and several step  children: Mrs R, Dunsmore,Messrs.  Donald, William and Duncan McKay, who are living here, and who  have our sympathy in their bereavement. We understand tlie deceased had a son of his own living  els������ where.  The funeral took place on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the residence in  Union. After a service in the  Methodist Church, the handsome  coffin which was covered with  lowly flowers, was placed in the  hear.-e and removed to the cemetery  at Sand wick and there interred in  the presence of a very 1,-irge gathering of .-sorrowing friends.  the eld Bayne's Sound mine, about  10 miles from, the wharf, and when  returning, fell against a log, severely, injuring a leg.    He  managed to  bind the  member   up  with  rough  splints and   then   made   his slow  progress through  the   woods   with  the aid ot a pair of rough c utclies,  broken from the limbs of trees.   He  was   six   days   absent   altogethei,  living the  while on will    berries,  and as can well be imagined,   was  weak and   nearly   demented   from  pain and hunger when   he   got to  the wharf.    He was placed   in the  hospital here and is   now   progressing favorably.   ������������������0���������:   UNION WHARF NOTES.  This has been a busy week at the  Bay, the following vessels having  been handled: 'S.S. Alpha,' bound  for Northern B- C. ports; s.s. Tepic  and scows, bound tor Vancouver;  s.s. Wellington, full .cargo coal' for  San Francisco; s.s. Manauense,"  cargo coal for White Pass Railway,  Skagway; ( U. S. s.s. McArthur,  hound for Sitka on a coast survey  cruUej s.s.Ruth loaded coal for  White Pass Railway; s.s. Active  took bunker con 1; p.s Fearless and  sobw loaded for New Westminster,1  s.s. Quadra took ������.u a supply of  conl for the lighthouses.in southern  B.' C ; s.s. Dirigo, from Skagway,  took bunker coal and   passed down  LOCAL ITEMS,  Barge  for  Lome sailed Sunday afternoon  Y.Tun<'..u *ith a cargo of coal.  Barge'Shirley and   steamer   Pi  oncer a e loading for Skagway.  ��������� Miss E. MacDonald, Mrs. Bever  idge and Mrs. Rogers left on -Sunday for a trip to Juneau.  The Gifted Prince of Entertainers  Prof. Hoyle coming soon.  Mr. Roy had a steer killed on the  railway curve, near his place  Monday.  Bishop Perrin will hold Communion service in Trinity Church  next Sunday.  The new freight sheds and offices  are approaching completion. Tuesday the passengers were brought ������  to the new depot for the first time.  , Messrs. Waller & Partridge have  had an addition built to their  sioretomeet the-increasing business.  Mr. Stumbles, of Department   of ,  Marine, says that the patrol cruiser  will be' built   on   thie   coast,   but  could not say at which city.  It is   said   that   the   Flagship's  '���������'kickers" are' anxious for   a' foot- ���������  ball match with this   place before  leaving.    The boys should   be able  to accommodate them.  Mr. Suneland Miss Minnie Gross-.  man   were   married     Monday, .at  Comox.    They wiil reside  in Gum- .  berland, Mr. Sunel being of the firm  of Sunel & Lifter of this place.  The Club ball Vstill fresh in our ' !  minds,, but one   chap ' says it was   ���������  not a square deal on   the   part  of -..  one   of. the   mem bars'./.to , supply .'->���������}  >   I  (D  to Seattle, ������������������*������_-,   f" Fa1^n roe to his gang so"thattheyV  Richard III. in tow of s.s.-  ���������   -   . -��������� '*   r  ~        >���������" ���������*- '-r^- >*&&���������������*  would'hold the fish record.'  A. thousand gallon Wateroug fire '  engine was shipped' at Vancouver *'  on the Tees for Dawson. The city  has suffered so much from fire that'  the authorities arc determined '.to./',  spare no expense to guard against .  the foe. -      " ������������������/.-'  --.-'I, * (*j<*r *  ��������� ������:*-���������  .v.j-w.A-'-i;. I  RECORD BREAKERS.  Bob is reported to have broken  the bicycle record from here to the  Halfway, Saturday night, with  "Mac" a close second. The return  time is not given though.  "Creeper" broke his previous  solitaire record the other night, getting 8 out of 52.  On-Saturday night Charlie broke  the     phonograph      record,  dropped it on the floor.  ��������� -  'i  11  ��������� 11  ��������������������������� '< 1  He  rices  A  MIRACULOUS    ESCAPE   FROM  DEATH.  Constable Thompson   last  week  hi ought   up   from    Union   vVharf  C' arles Leecli,   suffering   from   an  injury.    On Aug. 24th   he went to  There was a  young  man of the  town  Who   was    sweet   on   a  girl,  name of   But- one night.she went out  On a long biking bout  With another.    And his tears did  rain down.  Pistols and   coffee for   two!   and  no biker need be our seconds. Aha!  E. Barrett, our solitaire exponent, is back again. He left here  some lime ago, ostensibly to attend  the Conservative convention at New  Westminster, and has got hack ju.-t  in time to save a search party going  after him. He bears a certificate  from the institution to the effer-t  that he is good for another term  at the seductive game. He also  hears'a diploma of P. G. M O. S.  and is minus his whiskers. Every  precaution being taken to keep the  head cool while the patient is undergoing his probationary term in  the institution.  Mike, of the   Lake,   was   at the  dance.    Cracky   also,   but Cracky"  had to leave before supper.     Mike'-'  pocketed a whole dusk at the feast,  and when detected he pled   that he  wished to take it out   to   Crackey,1"  Good hearted is Mike.  The Lake City Clerk and a friend  found the carcase of a deer which  had been killed by a panther.  They decided to wait until they  could see the brute. At dusk they  suddenly remembered that they  had'nt lost any wild beasts, and  put for the sanctity of the Council  Chambers.  We understand that Prof. Hoyle  rightly termed the Prince of Magicians, will show in the Cumberland Hall five consecutive nights,  commencing Wednesday, 19th, and  20th, 21st. 22nd, and 24th of Sept.  Ho ''omea well recommended from  Nanau-ji* nnd other places and will  no doubu mouL with his usual suc-  c ss.  In our report of the Club ball,  we were made to say that the hall  was decorated with "dear" heads.  Upon reading this, we at once proceeded to neg liate "Mickey" with  a club in ore hand and a fo -1  killer in the other. He acknowledged the corn. Said he was full  -of grouse. Our private opinion  is that he has got that sent of.  "dear" on the brain.  ran o-.  '"^*9^?������{*-e������.  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of *'A   Woman's Love,"  ������������������Woman  A_riui-.sc   Woman,"  m  As  CHAPTER  XIII.  novi-x .uk*;'*-. tjik kj.i.ns.  We are -still  in   the Silvery Wood.  K.i'-'eY'.-*- anuug the fern, a woman  ���������?;ijij.'' it** t'he head of a man on 'hor  ii.'!<_���������;>:-,���������   whdo   near   hot-   are   two   other  ��������� lm-ll-  Oiiu of theae men is Daniel Scratton,  the land-agent; the ether J eel Nor>ris.  the keeper. ������  The man with his Die: id upon tftie  wom-m's knees is - Sir Hug-h Willough-  i y: and th? vro'iii'a'ii, who moans i.iti-  inl.y while she rocr.s herself to .*md  -i'ro.  is -his  wife.  "Very s-id to see is blurt monotonous  "-in-it.ir.on, ha Jkv.-jud and forwards, and  .yet snore sad (o heir is bruit low, cense-  il' ss wailing which c-ca-j.es her lips -as  ..she- -nurses the head upon her lap; hut  .there'is no nuvement in Sir Hug-h���������'  .though his face was' turned upwards to  ihe face which is !>ent over it-  ��������� A dark frown is on tlie Baronet's  throw and his teeth aire set firmly together, like the teeth of one who prepares for a deadly struggle.  Is he  dead?  Yes, sii'i-cly. or what meuiiis tftiat  small, round hole in the forehead, witih  dark   liiuo   edges.  "What's to be done, Muster Sera t-  tc-nV I' be so turned over and over,  loike,   that  I  cm   th.i.ik  of   nol.h'in'."  '���������'J'Oie first thing to be done,'' aa;  swer-ad Scr.itton, who was very p-ile,  apeakiing- like Iris coinjxvniion, in a  v.-'-:.sper, "is to get Lady Willougihby  ib-ii-k  to  the   HY.i]."  Scr.itton paused, skulled by a nether  a-th-ini'Ive cry from Lady Willoughby,  "who still continues hoi- monotonous  ���������movement as siiie sat, heir husband's  3ioad  iln  her  lap.  "I a.s moiglKy glad to  -mini voice, 1 can tell 'ee,  lYd lihat voice belonged  iScmtton-''  ''You found hev* ladyship .here, se it-  "������������������d'as sho now is, wilh her dead hus-  3/.-ij".!'s   head   in   her   kipV"c f  .   Joel  Norris nodded.  >    "Did   you   make no     search     in  the  ���������pliir.Lar'.q'Ji,  cay in tiny oilier part  of tihe  wood'.'"  "What for?"  "Tiho  assassin; the  nwn   or men who  Jn-vo   dor.e   Mi:--   dreadful   deed."  "No.   Muster Scratton."  ���������    "Whan     ecu Id     have     brought     her  Vi-.eie?''   in uttered   Scrutton,   spea  ��������� ���������liiiusolf.   yet  half aloud-  "When Ave first came upon her, -sit-  "ti;i' there so white and .strange, we���������  that is Bill and me���������both, took .her for  ;.u ghost. I grips Bill by Mie arm, stop-  pin' him sihO'.-l just as he had begin  ���������r.gain, and whispers in .h,is ear, 'It's my  ���������$���������'.dy;'  but  I  little   though t   whose- he id  ��������� was  a-restin'   in  her  lap."  "And she  si* id notlhing?"  "Nothin'     that      we    could  fignr'," vrepiiied. the   .keeper.  broken this time; .which is' good hearing  ��������� is  it' hot?"- ���������'     '  .  y'Wih-Ys safe?"  asked  Scratton  eagerly,,   unable  to  restrain his  curiosity:  'He had advanced, close to Lady Wil-  k-ugihby, and was about to repeat his,  question, when Dalton put him back,  spying, "Her:'ladyship is in'no state for  further questioning. All ws\ have to do  is to'set her back to the house."  "She's   singing again*''  said   Scratton.  Mr. I>.i.fon made no 'answer; he w-.is  bi'sy giving orders to the servants.  ������������������'Thank you! You're very kind." she  said, as Jane Steer, raising her mistress' cold, white hands to her lips,  kissed -them passionately; "though I  don't know who you are, or why you  sho'iild cry for me- Tears will do no  good; tears never yet healed a broken  he-irr���������I can tell, you  that."  She looke,! down upon tlie stern, fixed face nnon her knees, and for the last  time kissed the paie lips as Da Icon, witii  some of the servants whom he ihad  selected for the task, approached to lift  ui>  their  dead  master.  As they raised him, Lady Willoughby  said:  "I'm to be chief mourner, then? Til vis  is a cold night to go to tiie chun-h-  y-trd. W'ait till the sun gets up. Why  aro you. till .so impatient?" and she repeated the words:  "They   dug  his  grave   but  a  bare foot  deep,  By the edge of. the Nine-Stane P.ui-11;  And   they   cover'd   him   ��������� o'er   with   the  heather   flower,  The   moss,  and  the lady  fern."  And so, in melancholy procession,  husband'and wife went back to <a desolate homo.  identified.  A richly dressed woman entered the  office of a trust company in Philadelphia the other day to rent a box.  "Have you any; one to identify you?"  asked the attendant.  "Certainly not," said the" woman Indignantly. "Everybody knows "who I  am." ���������;..':.'  "That may be," was the reply, "but  I don't know that you are the woman  of that name." ��������� -  Just then another woman, who had  been transacting some business, raised  her head, arid a frigid nod passed between them.  .-'.������������������  "Do you know this woman?" asked  the bank official.        ,    ...  "I don't want to know her," snapped  the woman. ''She lives next door to  me, and instructed her footman to  kick my dog, just because it chanced  to be on her step. Yotr needn't ask me  to identify her, for I won't."  "I wouldn't let you identify me," retorted the applicant for a box. "I think  you have acted" .horridly about' your  old dog, and you left the Dorcas society, telling everybody you wouldn't  belong as long as I was a member. A  nice Christian spirit!"  In the meantime the bank official, entirely satisfied that the identification  was compUv.e, handed over the key, to  the box, to the ill concealed chagrin  of the'other woman, who had identified  her against her will.-���������New York Tribune. -  ASHANTI OUTBKEAK.  WHY WEST   INDIA  REGIMENTS WERE  SENT TO GOLD COAST.  hear   a  Inland  glad  to  to   Muster  ang  to  righfily  'S'he mentioned no names?"  "None but'"Sir ���������Hugh's and little Miss  "Maud's. She 'spoke 'em oyer and over  r.g.'iiin, just as she's speakin' them now,  poor lady,!": *'  He fixed his eyes steadily upon Lady  . ."Wsllougtoby,    and   listened    eagerly,   en-  ���������fYavoring. to  catch  tiie  meaning of her  ���������J-.crds.  "Tin ere is no peace but in  rhe grave!"  Yhe  sfliid.     "Of late,   all  my   clays',have  been   full   of  sorrow;   but     this     awful  ..au'g,ht is full of death!"  .  "Here conies Bill," cried the koepar,  ������s a. confusion, of voices was heard in  the  wood.  As the noise came nearer, lights  ���������were seen to fl.-isih among tlie trees, and  -tth.-*- keeper  was cailed  loudly  by  name-  "Tlhis way. lads: tflris way!" cried  '.Norris;, inid the next niome'ii't a crowd  of servants summoned by Bill, the  keeper's ass.isti.it, burst Yito the open  space; all dre\v back sikuK: and awo-  &lruck at the spectacle before them.  All but J-.nie S.teer. whr������, with a cry,  ���������or rather, a sob of anguish, threw 'herself upon her knees beside her mistress,  .���������ind clasping her ihonds. besought her to  apeak  ,-in<l  tell  what  had happened.  At the first sound of .lane's voi?e.  Lady YY:U lough by raised -her head as  recognizing it, but as Jier eyes traveled slowly to . her wailn'iity-imiid's face,  the former vacant look came back, and  after g-azing at her in a w������iry, puzzlid  way, she said, with a sigh, "You'tJI  "walre Sir Hu^h with all this noise, -wid  ihe'll bo angrj'. No one must wake him  'but Maud. When he hears her speaic,  '���������he.-.will   smile   again;  never   till   them."  "Don't you   know me,  my  lady?"  ask-  -ed Jane-  "You   know  Dalton,  my   lady;   surely  "���������you   know   me?"     asked     Dalton,     the  faultily  steward.  She Jooked up at the sound of hria  voice, ������g she had done before at that  of Jane Steer,  but that was all.  "Know   yon?   Ah!   yes.      Stoop   down  ���������while. I   whisper,   for   Sir   Hugih   would  be angry should he hear."  Waving   the     servants     still   furthe*  bi.ck, he stooped down, placing his ear  near her ladyship's mouth,   while  Scratton  craned  his neck,  prepared  to   drink  -in  every  word.  "He's safe,   and there'll  be no nearts  CHAPTER XIV.  THE IXQUKST.  Tlhe doors of the "White Hart" inn  are blocked up by an eager and curious  crowd, unable to gain an entrance into  tbe long-room, where the inquest is being held.     <r  T>.e first witness examined by the  corner was Joel Norris, the keeper,  wiho testified to having found the body  of Sir Hugh in the wood, with Lady  Wiillcugihby sitting amo'iig the feci,  n.nd supporting her -husband's head in  her lap.  ���������'The m������on was sihinin' full upon  her face, and I recognized her at once  -���������so did Biill. I said 'nothin' at fust, but  Bill cried out, 'I'm blest if that isn't  my kidy;' then, stepping forward, 'It's  Sir Hugh!' ses be, tumbling back  quite skeared, and grasping me by tfio  arm; 'and stone dead, too, or'I never  seed tihe ftice of a corpse afore!' T/hat's  what Bfill 'said, and he pinched- me so  iiarrd while he said it. that, betweon  pa din and fright. I gave a cry, sharp and  sudden, like a trapped hare."  "Did sQie say anything?" asked the  corn or.  "Not to us. She, was a-talking to  ihers-elf when  we coom uixin her."  "Can you remember any of her  words?"  "Not many." All that Joel Norris  remembered was Hiat her ladyship kept  w]'ii.spering to ber husband that he was  not to wake till little Miss Maud came,  because he was never stern with her,  and when she was by, his face always wore a smiiie. "The rest was  wild talk, as was 'difficult for a man to  rightly lay bold of."  But Bill, -who was the next .witness,  appeared to have a memory even less  tenacious than his chiefs���������giving as a,  reason till at "s-uch was the fright he  got," he hadn't been rightly sober sini .e-  As nothing was to be got out, of BiUl,  ha was dism'i������s'ed to the more congenial  element of the .trap-room-  A very different witness was Daniel  Scratton.  Mr. Dalton, the steward, was next  examined- He bad hut little to say. and  that little lie said in a voice broken by  emotion.  TUie pocket-book which Mr. Dalton  ���������had sealed up in the presence of Daniel  Scratton was already in the hands of  tlie   corner.  Tihere was what newspaper reportc������--s  would call "an immense sensation"  when Jane Steer was called upon to  give her evidence; and \ery clearly an-1  calmly indeed tbat evidence was given,  lier mistress 'had suffered much in  her health, of late; nor mind had appeared lo her, Jane Steer, a* (.-he  could find no better word to describe It)  wandering. On the night in question,  she expressed a wish, impatient at ber  Jeng confinement, and enticed by the  beauty of the moonlight, to take n w.<nlk  in the wood- When out of the pavk,  Jane Steer had remonstrated wit*n her  ladyship upon the danger stic ran in  rising thus suddenly from a tied of  sickness, and exposing herself to the  night air- Lady Willoughby, usually  so gentle and considerate to all beneath  her in rank, resented the remonstrance  an a manner that made Jane still more  nervous; but not daring to disobey, sine  had remained where she was directed  to stay, expecting bach minute her  mistress'   return.  Here the coroner touched���������and, being  a gentleman, delicately touched���������up do  the great   Gatford  scandal.  "Was her ladyship in the habit of  leaving   Oakwoods   secretly?"  "No. Where tihere was perfect liberty,  no secrecy was required."  ."Had her ladyship never left her  home privately and without the knowledge   of   her   husband?"  "Her ladyship had done nothing, to  her knowledge, unbecoming a lady, or  without the knowledge uf Sir Hugh,  her  husband."  There still remains the pocket-book  to  be examined.  (Continued.) : i '"  Thought  They  Wer������ Dogi.  Summer in Dawson City is delightful,  and even the winters, say those who  have staid there in that season, are  glorious. Many are the stories told  about the wondrous beauties of the  trail over the ice and the White pass,  where even women have gone, handling their dogs from day to day as  the men handled theirs. Every man  and woman there has a story, all interesting and some thrilling. .  "I used to like to start out first in the  morning," said a Detroit woman. "Once,  as I hurried my dogs down the trail in  tho gray dawn, I saw three stray animals romping on the way. Now, if  you catch up with a stray dog on the  trail,, he is ycrars; so, my heart fluttering with joy, I began whistling to the  half wild creatures.  "At first they paid no attention to  me, but kept romping and leap frog-  ging tip and down the train. I slowed  up my team and put myself iri front,  the better to make my peace witb the  renegades. Y  "Wlien we had come within 100 yards  of then*., they stopped playing, sat  down and stared at us. I whistled  again, and they all ran. How foolish  I felt when it suddenly dawned on me  that I had been trvin������r to harness three  wild wolves!"  Cuugu nf This Lesser African JJinturUunce  to the Fence of tjohu Hull ��������� Ji.in<--  l'ri-uipeli untl liis ���������sa.vjii.u untl ;i.nl>.ir-  ������>us Hordes ��������� Tlie -A.sliuntees- Tiretl of  liei ji __���������, c*o������i������i.  Notwithstanding the large de^  niand for troops for the Boer war,  Uie sending , of West Indian regiment's to the Gold (Joast does not  necessarily mean that the British,  war otlice has no white troops to>  spare. It  means,   rather,   that   the-  British have > no white troops to  throw away by sending them to &  climate which is little netter than  deadly. White people do 110L live in-  Ashanti, but a carefully housed existence is one thing while a campaign  in tiie open, is  quite another.  t'old is at the bottom of this- disturbance. 11 is the gold stool of  state, owned by King .Prenipeh,  which is the bone- of contention.  When tiie British expedition of 189(5  overthrew the power of this savage  monarch, his gold stool and the-  golden sacrificial bowLs disappeared. The British . government, officials have made attempts, to recover  these precious relics, but .always in  vain. It is said that their hiding,  place was recently betrayed to Sir'  i'-rodcric Hodgson and that his subsequent attempt to seize them caused   tho  present  rising.  The Ashantees  have long-  been  noted  as  the  most  savage and   barbar-  isli expedition1 and' remembering the*  signal defeats- inflicted' upon his people for more than a; century, cams-  trudging along under his cotton umbrella to' humbly  offer surrender.  The incident was very amusing  and made an end to what might easily have assumed international proportions, for, as will be seen, Germany and France are; both- vitally  interested' iii Ashanti''. Sir Francis  Scott accepted Prcmpeh's offer of  surrender and1 gave him a guard of  honor back to his capital'. Here he  made the fallen monarch take- an  oath to abolish tbe fetich dances and  left a resident agent to see that the  oath was kept.  But it is evident that the Ashantees are tired' of being good'. They  thirst for blood airain and long to  resume their barbarous practices.  So they have risen and crushed tbe  (feeble garrison' which has been stationed at Kumassi.  Sir Frederic TTodgson, who -'- said  to bave escaped from Kum.issi in  which he was shut up for some time  bv tee natives, has been governor cf  the Cold Coast only a year or two.  He has seen much service in- West  Africa. He besran official life in the  Eimlish postoflice service and became  postmaster general of British Guiana, in 3.382. Six: years later he became colonial secretary of tlie Gold!  Hon'st, and on several occasions "ho  bad acted as temporary governor.  He was mainly instrumental in rais*-  ing  the   Hold   Coast  Kifle  volunteers.  They Hadn't Met.  A correspondent, of tbe Hartford Cou-  rant tells of a news clipping bureau  which sent a letter to John Bunyan,  author of a work entitled "The Life of  JMr. Baduian," in care of a publisher,  urging Mr. Bunyan to subscribe to the  bureau.  "After the decease of the late P. T.  Barnum," continues the correspondent, "the 'Greatest- Show on Earth'  continued for awhile to use the magic  of bis name. It was coming to Hartford, and it sent free tickets to clergymen here. Among the letters containing said tickets was one addressed to  tbe Rev. Dr. Joel Ha.wes, who had  died * some years before. The letter  was sent to Dr. George L. Walker, then  tbe active pastor of the First church.  "On reading and pondering it Dr.  Walker is credibly ��������� reported to have  said: 'A letter from P. T. Barnum to  Dr. Hawes! Mr. Barnum is dead and  Dr. Hawes is dead. It is evidentthat  they have not met yonder.' "  Paper Carpets In Korea.  "Carpets in Korea are not of as little  moment as are carpets here.. They are  banded down in families as heirlooms  from generation to. generation to become darkened and subdued with age.  Tbey are rugs always and are made of  paper by a peculiar process. In appearance they are much like the lacquered boxes which come from Japan  aud which are so much used as handkerchief boxes," said tbe old time  American consul in Korea. "The natives always take off their sandals  when thoy enter the house, and that  fact accounts largely for tbe long life  of the rugs. When I was there, bow-  ever, I shocked the feelings of every  one by wearing my shoes, carpets or  no carpets, and during my stay I completely wore out some of those beautiful dark colored carpets. They are  about a quarter of an inch in thickness  and very effective."  SllJ  FKE.DKK1C  HODUSOX.  ous of all the African tribes-.  Among them human sacrifices are  still made, slavery practiced and  fetich worship indulged in, with all  its  attendant horrors.  Almost three years ago the present king of the Ashantees. threw off  his allegiance to Great Britain awl,  taking advantage of the fact that  tbe greater part of- the British forces in that vicinity had been withdraw n to take part in the campaigns  then being conducted in tbe Soudan  against the khalifa, held the time  honored fetich in the face of the  British resident. It is said chafe in  consequence of having been restrained from this horrible rite for several  years the savages were particularly  cruel on this outbreak.  This   uprising,   as   will   be   remem-  ber-ed, was   very  promptly put down,  and     under     rather amusing circum- j  stances,   by  an   expedition   under   Sir  Francis      Scott. It    numbered   less  than 1 .GCO men, of whom only 250  were English, the remainder being  Faniee and Cold Coast mercenaries.  Prempeh had massed something like  100,000 spearmen on the border and  was said to have been proffered firearms   by   the French.  The miserable little British force  would have been overwhelmed had  the Ashantees mode a stand. " But  midway between Elmiria and Kum-  assi Sir Francis Scott was met on  the highway by Prempeh himself,  accompanied by only a few of .his  courtiers.     He had'heard of the Brit-  Thw   Onrm   of tlin   -"Insur.  The specific organism/of bubonic  plague is conveyed mostly by shipping. This organism was discovered  independently by Versin and Kitasato  in 1S9-1-, since which time there have  been constant efforts on the part  of bacteriologists to produce a prophylactic either in the form of a  serum or vaccine. These investigations have met with the most successful results'. Haffkine. a leading  scientist, prepared a vaccine- which  has robbed the plague of its terrors.  Barker and Flint, of Johns Hopkins-'  University, compiled statistics of tha  plague cases- in Manila which sluow  that the mortality in the uiwaccinat-  ed is seven times greater tliani in, th������  varcinated.  All Fools' Day.  The custom of playing pranks on  April fools' day probably had its origin  in France, the first nation to begin the  new year Jan. 1 Instead of March. 25.  Before the change April 1 was the day  when the merrymaking of the New  Year's celebration, culminated in the  paying, of gifts and visits in. return for  those already bestowed. When, the reformed calendar in louM made the 1st  of January the beginning, of the new  year; Api'ili I was the time for pretended gifts- and: visits ofuioek ceremony to- make fools- O'tf those wIio> had  forgotten) the change ia dates.  The- Romans had a holiday similar in  character to. this, although not coming  at the same time of year, the saturnalia, and in. Hindustan tho feast of  the Huli. on March .*>1. has for its chief  diversion the sending of people on  fruitless errands.  In Scotland tbey have a trick for  April fools' day which never grows  stale. If a fellow can be found simple  enough, to undertake it, he is given a  j note to- carry to a certain person. He  reads it and saj-s it is not for him.- but  that he is to go to���������naming another  man���������and from there he is sent to another and so on until the bearer grows  tired or sees a light. The note contains the lines:  This is the first of Aprile; '  Hunt the gowk anolher mile.  ��������������������������������������������� Are Not Feminine.  Mrs. Stubl>���������John, would you refer to a  {���������ran as feminine?  Mr. Stubb���������I should think not, Maria.  Mrs. Stubb���������And why not?  Mr. Stubb���������Because guns can be silenced.���������Chicago News.  URIC ACID  IN THE BLOOD  Gives  Rise to Painful and Fatal Complications���������The Liver and  Kidneys Responsible for the Presence of This Poison.  Earth Fortifications.  Military engineers are practically  agreed that no material for fortifications is superior to earth. When clay  is not obtainable, as on the seashore,  sand is collected into bags, and these  are laid in regular heaps along the line  of tbe proposed fortification. In such  a fortification the balls from the enemy's guns sink without doing damage,  "and shells explode harmlessly.  The Hoodooed Nnmbar,  A Michigan transportation company  has spent .$2 in collecting a bill nniount-  ing to 13 cents. Will people ever learn  to beware of that number?���������Buffalo Express  Tbe most dreadful result of indigestion is tho overworking of the liver'by  crowding on to it the mass of undigested food. Failing to do its work under  these conditions, there is left in the  system more uric acid poison than the  kidneys can possibly remove.  The outcome of this state of affairs  is the formation of uric acid stones in  tbe kidnevs and bladder, a most excruciating and even dreadfully fatal  ailment.  An early and marked indication of  the presence of uric acid in the blood ia  a deposit similar to brick dust in the  urine. This is accompanied usually by  pain or irregularity iu urinating and  weakness or aching in the small of the  back.  The cause of uric aeid is a deranged  liver, which fails to convert undigested food into urea. Permanent cure can  only be effected by a treatment such  as Dr. Chases' Kidney-Liver Pills,  which act directly on both the liver  and kidneys.  Mere kidney remedies only stimulate  the kidne.> 8 to unusual effort, and so  help them temporarily to remove, the  excess of uric acid. Dr. Chase's Kidney Liver Pills strengthen both tbe  liver and kidneys. By their invigorating effect on the liver they enable it to  do its duty perfectly, and so remove  the cause of uric acid; at the same time  they tone the kidneys and enliven them  in their task of removing this poison  from the body.  No treatment was ever so succesafnl  as Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills in  correcting derangements of the kidneys and liver, aad so avoiding the  deposit of uric acid,which causes rheumatism or stone in the kidneys and  bladder. Dr. Ohase was the first to  conceive of a combined treatment acting at once on both the great filtering  systems of the body, and the success of  his prescription, Dr. Chase's Kidney-  Liver Pills, has been phenomenal.  One pill a dose, 25 cents a box, at all  dealers, or Ed in an son, Bates & Co.,  Toronto.  hi  )1  /]  I]  ' 4.  (h  -r-  ft hi J  i  E  t  nil  DREAMS OF TWILIGHT.  When the windows flame at sunset  And the streets are sluiced with blood  And the dying day is sinking-  In the night's advancing flood,  Smoky volumes lightly trailing  Veil the housetops stark and high,  Tinged with purple that the moment  Deepens in the western sky.  When the shadows round us gather  And the darkness settles fast  And each flush of life conclusive  Seems but prelude to the last,  '     Dreams -shall soften wasted faces,  Fraught with presage dark, tonight,  Dreams that like the smoke shall vanish  At the coining of the night.  ���������John Curtis Underwood in Ainslee'B Magazine,  9&&22*imito0e*!m^  Being a Woman, Winifred Was Not  Apt at Giving Reasons, So a  Man Helped Her Out.  "Is It  something' immensely  important?" I asked as Winifred looked up  with a number of wrinkles on her fore-  bead.  "Immensely," she said, with a sigh.  "Are you writing a poem?"  "Nothing could possibly be more, prosaic."  "Then I may be able to help you," I  suggested. '  "Certainly not," she exclaimed, and  she instantly covered her sheet of paper with the blotting pad.   "That," she  added, "would be too ridiculous."  "Now. why is the idea of my helping  -   you ridiculous?" I demanded.  "Well, it is."  '  *.    "A woman's reason!"  "At all events," she Insisted, "I must  write the letter myself."  "Whom is it for?" I ventured to ask.  "Lord Carfield."  "I wasn't aware you corresponded," I  suggested.  "Oh, we don't. At least he has never  written to me before," she answered.  '.'And so you find Lord Carfield's letter difficult to answer?" I asked.  Winnie sat with her right'elbow on  tbe edge of the blotting pad, her eyes  fixed on'the window, a charming air of  self consciousness on ber small face. A  tress of ber hair fell forward over her  forehead, .which was still wrinkled.  "Suppose you let mo tell you what to  say?" I proposed, standing with a hand  on her chair.  "Ob, I know what-to say."  "Then Where's your difficulty?" I de-.  manded.  "At least I think I do, only I don't  know how to put it."  "Well, you see, that's where I might  come in."  "It has nothing���������nothing in the world  ���������to do with you," she. said, rising impulsively.  "I am not quite sure of that."  "But I am perfectly sure," she insisted.  "Now, you were to take me into your  confidence as far as to show me Car-  field's letter." ,'������������������  .   ���������  "Of course I sliall do nothing of the  kind." she retorted.  "Then I must try to guess its contents."  "You could never guess." cried Winnie decidedly.  "He wishes you to marry him," I  said.  Winnie turned upon me with an expression of. complete surprise..  "Why. how did you know that?" she  exclaimed, witb a fierce flush.  "You see. I happen to possess a pair  of, eyes."  "I am sure I have never done a thing  to lead you to think that."  "Still it might have led others, especially Carfield. you know."  "I think that's very horrid of you,"  she said, sitting down again, with a  pout on her lips.  "Then Carfield has really asked you  to marry him?" I asked.  "Isn't it a nuisance?" she cried, lifting  her eyebrows  with  an air of extreme perplexity.  "Well, that's all right." I said.  "What is?" she demanded.  "So that you think it's a nuisance?"  "Well, it is." she answered.    "All my  people are bothering me about it. They  want me to"���������  "Tbey don't want you to marry the  man!" I cried.  "They insist there's no reason why I  shouldn't." said Winnie, with a harassed expression.  "Oh, but there's the most excellent  reason," I urged.  "Oh, do tell me what it is!" she pleaded hopefully.  "I said I could help you."  "But how?" she cried.  "Take a fresh sheet of paper and a  new nib," I suggested, "then  I'll dictate your answer.    Now then," I dictated, " 'Dear Lord Carfield' "���������  "I've put that."  " 'Thank you very much.' "  "Ob, I can't begin in that way," she  objected.  "Well," I said, "we'll try again.  'Dear Lord Carfield, I am deeply honored bj' your request.'"  Winnie put the end of her pen between her teeth and turned toward me  with a doubtful air.  "You know," she said, "I don't really  feel honored at all."  "Of course not. It's a mere matter  of form.   Now, then, we're not getting  on. 'I am deeply honored by your request, but I regret to tell you' "���������  "I "must know what I'm going to tell  him first," cried 'W-mnie, pausing again.  " 1 regret to tell yoti" that I am una-  ble.to consider it' "���������  "J3ut I did���������very seriously," she insisted.  "Oh, well," I said, "of course if you  really care for the fellow"���������  "Well?" she cried provokingly.  "Why, you may as well write the letter without my interference."  "That's what 1 told you at first," said  Winnie triumphantly.  "I think I shall say croodbv." I returned, and I took my hat from the  table.  "Goodby," she said, with a careless  aod, as I stepped toward the door.  "That will be the second sheet of paper I've wasted," she cried as I turned  the handle.  "You're going to write another,  then?" I suggested, closing the door  again.  "It's a pity you're In a hurry," she  cried.  "I'm not."  "Because you might post it for me. I  shan't be two minutes." And, taking  her pen, she began to write at a great  pace. When she "had finished, she  carefully blotted tbe letter and directed an envelope. "You might like to  read it?" she suggested, on the point of  sealing it.  "Oh, thanks!"  '   She held out her hand with the letter, and, taking it from the envelope, I  smoothed it out.    The contents were  barely two lines asking Carfield to call  at 4 o'clock the following day.  "Will that do?" she asked.  "I think mine would have been better," I said. Y.     ,     .  "That is one of the things we shall  never know now," she answered.  "Why not?"  "Because you lost your temper," she  said. "I hate a man who loses his.tem-  pcr."  "Still it's never too late to mend," I  urged. "Now, suppose you sit down  again and finish my letter, then we can  compare notes, you know, and I'll post  which you please."  "Very well,"  she  assented, and she  sat down and took ber pen again.  "Where were we?" I asked.  " 'Dear -Lord Carfield,  I am  deeply  honored by your request, but I regret  to tell you that I am unable to consider  .it.'    That's all we've done," said Winnie, looking up with an expectant expression.  " 'Because' "���������  "Yes; I've written that."  " 'Because I am already engaged to  be married to' "���������  Winnie threw down her pen, making  a large blot on the pad:  "I didn't know you were making a  .ioke of it," she'eried indignantly.  "I'm not," I insisted.  "You were telling me to write nonsense."  "You never wrote anything half so  sensible in your life," I assured her.  "Besides, it isn't true," she said.  "Not   yet,"   I   answered,   "and   you  haven't finished the letter.'   Now,, suppose you finish it?"   ������������������;������������������:  Winnie took up the pen again.  " 'Because I'm already engaged to be  married to Mr. Arthur' "���������  "Oh, this is dreadful!" she murmured, bending low over the paper.  "'To Mr. Arthur Everest,'" I said.  "Noav, all you have to do is to remain  his very truly or very sincerely and  sign your name."  So Winnie signed her name; then she  leaned back in her chair and stared  hard at what she had written.  I drew a chair to her side and sat  down.  "And now?" I suggested.  "Of course," she continued, "it isn't  likely I could send him a letter of that  kind."  "Still it contains the truth."  "It says that I  am engaged to be  married," she said, "and of course I am  nothing of the kind."  "You will be. Winnie."  "Some day perhaps."  "Today   is  as   good   as   another,"   I  travel 400 miles to the mountains, and  the total time spent on the migration  there and back is 14 weeks.���������Spectator.  Practical Politics For Infant*.  The ingenious educational system  known as the school city was invented  by Wilson L. Gill, to whose efforts is  largely due its success in Omaha. Chicago, Milwaukee and other cities. On  one occasion a class of urchins was being^ taught the mysteries of election  day. One,boy was made a Democratic  and a second a Republican inspector,  two were made poll clerks, two watchers, two candidates, and so on. When  all the tasks bad been assigned, a  square jawed little, fellow looked up  -and said:  "Please, sir, I want to be a policeman and club that curly headed poll  clerk."���������Saturday Evening Post.  Critlclwlner  Hi.i Own.  "But, my dear husband, it really is  unjust of you to abuse mothers-in-law  no.   There are good ones."  "Well���������well, never mind. I haven't  said anything against yours; it's only  mine I'm grumbling about."���������Boston  Traveler.  WIND  AND  SEA.  The sea is a jovial comrade;  lie laughs wheiever he goes;  His merriment shines in the dimpling lines  That wrinkle his hale repose;  He lays himself down at the feet of the sun  And shakes all over with glee,  And  the broad .backed  billows fall   faint on  the  shore  In the mirth of the mighty seal  But the wind is sad and restless  And cursed with an inward pain;  You may hark at will, by valloy or hill,  But you hear him still complain.  He wails on the barren mountains  And shrieks on tlie wintry sea;  He sobs in the cedar and moans in the pine  And shudders all over the aspen tree.  Welcome are., both their voices,  And 1 know not which is best���������  The laughter tliat slips from the ocean's lips  Or tlie comfortless wind's unrest.  There's a pang in all rejoicing,  A joy in the heart of pain,  And the wind that saddens, the sea that gladdens,  Are singing the selfsame strain.  ���������Bayard Taylor.  A CLEVER 6TR0KE *  OF BUSINESS.  A Detective Chases the Wrong  Parties, While the Thief Takes  Himself Away.     ::     ::    ::    ::    ::  urged. .  "And fo somebody," she added.  "If it comes to that," I insisted, "I  am better than any one else."  Winnie looked into my face with a  smile on her lips. Then she became  permanently serious.  "Perhaps���������perhaps you are," she said  quietly, and then��������� But I don't think  I shall tell you what followed.���������Westminster Gazette.  ���������  t  t  <*��������������������������� ������ ��������� ������ ������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ *  In July, "1SG7, M. Henri Gretry dif-d  in Paris, leaving a large fortune. A few  days later there was a large family gath-  ��������� ering at the house of his son, M. Charles  Gretry, on the Boulevard St. Germain.  The dead man had left express instructions that certain aged distant relatives  should be provided for, and his children'  and some old friends met to consult as to  the best way to carry out the wishes of  tho deceased. They were conversing in  a parlor in the rear of the grand saloon  when the report of a pistol was heard,  followed by the crash of glass. The party in great alarm entered the saloon and  found that a splendid mirror of great  value, occupying the wall in the center  of the saloon, was badly, shattered. A  few seconds after the catastrophe a gentleman dressed in black, with an overcoat  over his- arm, appeared at the door and ���������  was admitted bj* a servant.  "I am afraid I am late. Jacques," he  said as.lie entered the hall.  "No, monsieur," the servant answered,  supposing\that he was.one of those, invited; "they 'had just assembled when an  accident happened which has disturbed  them." '   ' , .  "Ah! What was that?" the gentleman  said, and then, not waiting for ah answer, , continued: "See. I have soiled my  hand. I will go up stairs to the lavatory  and return instantly."  With that he ascended the stairs, and'  the servant joined the company, who  were examining the sbatterod-mirror in  the saloon. Soon afterward Charles, a  son of M. Gretry, quitted the house, informing the concierge at the gate that he  was goingto give information of what  had occurred at the house.  "A gentleman has already left for that  purpose." said the concierge.  know   who   it   was?"  Sheep In Spain.  In Spp.in there are some 10,000,000 of  migratory sheep, which every year  travel as much as 200 miles from the  plains to the "delectable mountains,"  where the shepherds feed them till the  snows descend. These sheep are known  as transhumantes, and their march,  resting places and behavior are regulated by ancient and special laws and  tribunals dating from the fourteenth  century.  At certain times no one is allowed to  travel on the same route as the sheep,  which, have a right to graze on all open  and common land on the way and for  which a road 90 yards wide must be  left on all inclosed and private property. The shepherds lead the flocks, the  sheep follow, and the flocks are accompanied by mules carrying provisions  and large dogs which act as guards  agirinst the wolves.   The merino sheep  "All!     Do   you  Charles said.  "I didn't recognize him." was the reply.  "He was a gentleman iu black, with an  overcoat over his arm."  "I cannot think who it could be,"  Charles said. "At all events, my going  also can do not harm."  He  departed   and   returned  soon   with  two officers.     Examination  showed  that  a   bullet   from   the   outside   had   passed  through a plate glass window and struck  the mirror in the center.    No clew to the  perpetrator of the act could be discovered  outside   in  the  grounds.     Next  mornh'g  a  detective named   Pcrclet  came  to  the  mansion and found the family in a state  of groat excitement.    Mme. Gretry's jewel case, containing gems  valued at 300,-  000 francs, was missing.     When Perclet  learned the fact, he asked:  "When was it last seen?"  "We   are   in   mourning   and   wear   no  jewelry at present,"  Mme.  Gretry said;  "but I made it my business every evening when preparing for dinner to see that  the case .and its contents are safe in my  escritoire, and I did so last evening. This  morning I discovered  that the escritoire  had been forced and my jewels removed."  Perclet   examined   the   escritoire   and  carefully scrutinized the grounds around  the house.    He questioned the concierge  and learned  all  about the gentleman  iu  black carrying an overcoat who had passed   out  the  previous  evening just  after  the catastrophe  and   who  had said  that  he    was    going    to    inform    the    police.  Jacques, whose duty it was to admit visitors,  was likewise  questioned  and   told  how he had admitted just at the time of  tne smashing of the mirror a gentleman  who answered the description of the person who had soon afterward passed the  concierge, saying that he was going for  the police.  "He knew my name," Jacques --aid.  "and I supposed he was one of the persons invited, and when he proposed to go  to the lavatory I thought it was ah  right."  "That was the man," the detective  said." "And the person who fired the shot  was his accomplice. It was a very clever stroke of business."  The concierge didn't remember having  seen the man who passed out enter by  the gate. The man who fired the shot  might have entered the grounds by the  gate, hut he certainly did not leave that  way, as no one passed after the firing of  the shot except the man already described and Charles Gretry.  The grounds were not extensive. There  was a very high wall covered with foliage near the spot where the man who  did the deed must have stood, as the ball  passed diagonally from the window to  the mirror. The foliage on the wall was  undisturbed. At the rear of the house  was r wall equally as high and surmounted with impassable chevaux do  frise. Tho wall on the other side joined  the rear wall and extended for half the  distance toward the gate. It was likewise protected at the top with iron  spikes. The other half of this wall was  unprotected and about half the height of  the rest, so as to permit the boughs of  some fine dwarf oaks growing in the  grounds adjacent to expand. These  grounds belonged to M. de Suinne, with  whom his daughter and her husband  lived. The detective asked permission  to examine the grounds and was informed that M. de Suinne was an invalid and  could not be seen-and that his son-in-law,  M. Bradier, and his wife had that morning started for England.  "You had better see M. Moyet, M. de  Suinne's valet," said the concierge. . ,  Perclet did so and was confronted by a  gentlemanly man of about 40, who instantly -"ranted the favor asked and accompanied the officer over the grounds.  M. Moyet expressed unbounded astonishment when he heard of the robbery at  M. Gretry's. The detective saw that  it was an easy thing for a nimble person  to ascend the walls from M. de Suinne's  grounds and to return. But how could a  thief get into M. de Suinne's premises,  for they were even more carefully protected from intruders than M. Gretry's.  "It is impossible for any one to enter  the grounds after dusk without our  knowledge," the valet said. "Every  night at sunset two blood mastiffs are let  loose, and any trespasser would undoubtedly be attacked."  When Perclet reported to M. Gretry,  that gentleman said:  "Moyet is a most excellent and trustworthy person. He was in my employ  for many years and before that had studied medicine and was a most skillful and  valued nurse and attended my late fa-"  ther with indefatigable care and kindness. 1 would not have parted with him  as long as my father lived. M. de Suinne,  with whom we were, very intimate, desired his services, and we offered no opposition."  Perclet devoted some time to thought.  M. Bradier, M. de Suinne's son-in-law,  he knew was a broker, reported to be  well off. He might have business in England. But why should his wife accompany him when her father was liable to  die at any time? Perclet consulted with  his chief, and in a few hours it was ascertained that on the day of the robbery  Bradier had drar.vn from his banker 50,-  000 francs.    Perclet visited M. Gretry.  "You told me, monsieur," he said,  "that you andYVL de Suinne's family  were on intimatl terms. When did any  of them,visit you last?"  . "Mme. Bradier was here' on the day  of'the. robbery,''early in the morning."  "Did she know of the family gathering  that was to be held?"  "It was a subject of conversation."  "Did she inform you that she and her  husband   were  about  to  start   for   England?"  "Certainly not.    Did they do so?"  "They did."  Perclet sought out Jacques and had u  conversation with him.  "The man  in black, with the overcoat  over his arm, did he remind you of any  one ever employed  in  the. house'.'"   Perclet asked.  ������������������ Jacques seemed lost in thought.  "Do  you  often   see  M.   Moyet?"   Perclet inquired. '  Jacques opened his eyes and put bis  hand to his mouth as one in amazement.  ���������' "Well, it is most surprising." he said.  "Now you mention the name, the man  loolced just as I can imagine M. Moyet  would look.if he was dressed in the stylo  of a real gentleman."  "That is enough," said Perclet.  Then he had a long talk with M. Gretry, after which he started for Calais.  There he learned of the departure of  those he sought for London. He went  there and tracked them back to Calais  and found them at a hotel. As soon as  they had retired to a room he followed  and knocked at the door. It was opened  by M.  Bradier.  "Excuse me," said Perclet. advancing  into the room in spite of M. Bradier's  attempt to prevent his entrance. "1 am  a Paris detective, and I demand the re-  tr.:n of a casket of jewels which you  s'jle from the house of M. Gretry. Deliver them without trouble, and then I  am instructed to allow you to go scot  free."  M. JBradier was thunderstruck. Mme.  Bradier, when she heard a man's voice,  turned toward the speaker and exclaimed:  "My God! What is the meaning of  this?"  "I know as little as you." her husband  answered and, addressing Perclet. said:  "Explain yourself, sir, and do it quickly, or I will summon the police."  Perclet was taken aback and began in  a stammering way to make clear his mission. Finally he managed to get out the  story of the robbeo*.  "You have made a grave mistake, sir,"  said   M.   Bradier.     Closing the  door,  he  said:  "Show me your authority."  Perclet did  so, and M. Bradier. after  speaking   with  bis  wife  for  a   moraentT  said:  "You are a public officer, and as such-'  are bound to keop secret the explanation  which I am about to give of our sudden-  departure   from   Paris.     It. is  true  that  Mine. Bradier was at M. Gretry's house  the day on which 3*011 say the jewels were-  stolen.     But  she  then  knew  nothing 'of  the  journey  to   England.     At  my  office  that morning 1  received a cable dispatch  from   England   that  our  daughter,   who  was at school there, had eloped with and'   ���������  married a gentleman whom we knew, but  to whose marriage with our daughter wTe-  could  not  consent.    I  immediately drew-  money  from   the  bank  and   went   home.  My   wife   resolved  to  accompany  me to-  England,   and the  painful circumstances  of  which   we were informed   were  communicated   by  her  to   her  father,   who,  though an   invalid,  is  a   man   of  strong;  mind  and  bore up 'bravely; suffering in-   -"  finitely less, than if my wife had absented! '  herself without his knowing the reason.  Everything  has   been   happily   arranged.,  and we are now on our way home.    This.  explanation, 1 hope, will be satisfactory."  Perclet admitted that it'was, and, inuch-  crestfallen,  made  his bow and  departed  as soon as he could for  Paris.    On his ���������  reaching that city iie found that M. Moy-  -  ot, M. de Suinne's respectable valet, had',  disappeared,  not  having been  seen from-.  ���������  the  day   that  Perclet  left  Paris  on  his  wild goose chase.    So far as this record,  goes, he was never found.���������Brooklyn Citizen. '" ������  The Linlce Erie Grape Belt.  Americans are accustomed to great figures  of  almost  auy  kind   in  relation .to-  the fruits of California.    It seems natural,  to rend of thousands of tons of raisins in.  that state and oranges  by thousands of,  carloads.     But  who  would  estimate the  grape crop of the strip of country along'-  the southern shore of Lake Erie between   *  a point about 25  miles  west of Buffalo ft  and   Sandusky  at 'the  immense  total  of  135,000,000 to 150.000.000 pounds?  That means nearly or quite two pounds-  for every man, woman and child in the  United States, and yet the belt of country in which the grapes are grown is so> ���������  narrow that its total area is small. Some-  parts of it are very scantily provided  with vineyards, and no section is wholly  devoted to grape growing- Yet it takes  about 7,500 carloads to move the crop,  every year.���������Cleveland Leader.  Yes, and "then estimate the crop ' be- ���������  tween a point 15 miles of the east and' ���������  west line of Sandusky, which takes" in  Kelly's island and the Bass islands, and  you have more acres of grapes proportionately than in the territory east of  Sandusky to Dunkirk', N. Y.���������Sandusky  (O.) Register. -  '    ���������'  THE  WOUNDED CANADIAN:, .  Harold   I),   rar.-.on..,  an   .\ ut-ti:.! i:������n    Dele-  _;.-it������',   'IVlIs of tl.t*   M'bi'I;  i.f  AV:ir  OJIU-e   I*l������M-.!clie;.il*. Q  The  Canadians at    Shornclifie,      invalids, presumably, returned from the*  front,   complain   that   they  are   badly   '  fed,   unhealthily  eroAvded   and   refused  furlough.  It seems a curious return to     make  for   conspicuous     services   voluntarily  rendered  to   the  Empire.     Hut  let  us  hear Sir   Ralph  Knox of  the  War   OL~-i  fice,   in  explanation:  '���������These men," he says to Tiie Daily  J\lail,   "do not fully realize    that they  are  soldiers."   They   realized   the fact,  in   its  more  essential   bearings  tit,   for  example,  PanYdcberg; but they do not  yet understand     that    the Shornclifie  system       is   part        of  tlie   traditions  drafted  and   issued   in     g"oat   part   on  incubus   on     the     army.        -"Whatever ..  their     positions     in   life     may  bo     at  home,"     pursues   the    worthy  knight,  "Avl-.en   tliey   volunteer as   privates   .   .  Ave    cannot     look     upon  them  otherwise,"   and   they   must     put   up   with  the consequences.  I have it on undisputed authority,'  that it is a practice of the War Office to administer the British volunteer, and, for all I know, the regular  army, by means of regulations drafted and issued in great part on no better authority than that of its promoted second-class clerks���������a body of  gentlemen of, no doubt/ irreproachable character, but by no means adapted by their intelligence or education  to be en trusted with so'great a responsibility. .Such a delegation of  authority, which is unconstitutional,  as Avell as unbusinesslike, is in itself  enough to show that the whole War  Office, from top to bottom, must be  reformed, if not i c-constituted, after  the war.  Most of us are willing fo give all  credit to Lord Wolscley for the numbers of men und <|imntit ies of material Avhich have been forthcoming for  South Africa, and which hu\c afforded a (partial) ju.n1 iIm ut.ion of the existing system, Avhich has surprised no  one more, than those who are best  acquainted with Ihe British army.  All of us know, and are grateful for.  the assistance the nation' has received, in (.lie development of its resources, from tbe open-mindedness and  energy  of   Mr.   'Jem-go W.vndha.m.  But. after all, Ave arc indebted for  our victories to Lord Roberts and to  Lord Kitchener, neither of whom is.  a friend either of the War Office, or  of Lord Wolselcy. And now, it turns-,  out, the War Office cannot keep on  decent terms even Av*ith the Commander-in-Chief.  Discipline has not been our. difficulty in this war. It has been satisfactory in all branches of tbe services*:  and it is not likely that the Canadians have been found Avunting. The  feeding of our soldiery, at all  events is well knoAvrt to be inadequate���������even for the refugee from  an over-stocked labor market.  Sir Ralph Knox's official tone,  AA-hich is not likely fo be appreciated  in Canada, and Avhich is, therefore,  of disservice to the nation, is���������e\*en  departnienfally ��������� inopportune. ���������  Harold D. Parsons in Mlie London  Daily Mail. s- Ij  TH?   .OTMSEB.-LAND   N3W3  Issued Eyery   "Wednesday.  ^^y. B. ANDERSON,       -     - EDITO  The commas of Tjik News are op ���������'. to -.  ,ilh<.> wish to express ihereiu views on ma'  -srsof public   -interest*.  "  While we do not h������>ld ourselveH rispon-i  bit fpr the utteiauces of correKpo-.dem>, v-  f������aerve the right of declining -u in������<-i  communications unuecessaiily personally.  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11th, 1000.  WAR NEWS.  Vancouver, Sept. 3���������Capt. New-  pomb of wrecked Cute a and severa ,  pi   crew   arrived    Lome   to-night.  (Capt. Nevvcombe  declipps   to  talk  freely   for publication.     He   sa^s  p^cond mate was   in   charge  wh< n  sir. run on shoal ol rocks at 11 10  ���������at night. Rocks are plainly  marked on f;he chart., I������ is evident C<ipt., Newcombe must ha"\e,  p mveyed favorable news *}o management for Mr. Darling says he  expects to see the Cutch in Van  ���������couver in three weelcs.  Philadelphia, Perm., Sept. 3.���������13  ���������persons kUled and oyer 30 injured  js the appalling record of a rear  pn<\ ppll.������ionbet>yecn an excursion  {.rain and a milk train on the Philadelphia and Reading Ry. at Hatfield this morrung.  Crocodile/ River Vaal, Transvaal,  -pjl'iij-'Sf-^-Gen,   Bu|l*-r   to day   re-  connioitered the Boer position ii.  the mguntaii s overlooking Lynden-  bu'rg, <4-n. Bqtha and 2,QQ0 Boers  ���������have joined forces in holding the  passes. The Bcv-rs opened fire  with three Long Toms and fiied  eontinuqusly all day long. British  h .d few casualties.  Toronto, Sept. 4���������The result of  ������he lacrosse match betwe< n Toronto  and Nevy. Westminster teams is a  draw, 4 to, 4.  Shanghai, Se.pt.3.~-Placards ap-  . peared to;rday in all public 'Streets  exhorfing foreigners to oppose a  comprprnise with the government  . and attacking'Li Hung owing to  bis rrpiark to. comyil Goodnow,  pr������ ditejMi'to Earl Li, that foreigners  in P^tan, excepting the Ministers,  were pi rip, account. The Associated Press learns from official sources the facts of killing of several  American women m's-ionaries.  The, names are withheld at present.  Two, of these women were captured  while attempting to leave the station where they were located and  were led about the country naked,  putraged ancl finally riled by a  method top revolting to be described. ,  London, S'^pfc. 4.���������-The absence  flf news regarding the actual situa  tion of offairs at Pekin continues as  complste as the lack of authentic  Information regarding the ultimate  attitude of the Powers towards the  propositions, now.'before the concord. Shanghai reports an imp-.' -  ial edict has been issued to negotiate peace.  Cap* Town, Sept.  5.���������The siege  pf Lady brand    ha-   been   relieved.  After several   attempts   to   capture  the town and the little  garrison   of  150 British the corps has   been relieved.    Boers who attacked  Lady-  brand   surnmi-ned   the   British   to  surrender on Sept.   2nd,   but  they  refused and from that time on have  been subject to a combined cannon  and rifle fire.     The burghers twice  lined to rush the British forces, but  the approach of a relief     prob-.l ly  saved the lit*It-; garrison.  New-York, Sept. 5.���������The London co-respondent of the Tribune  gays Lord   Rjberts'  annexation   of  t -g Transvaal is generally regarded  as implying thatthe war is practi-  cillyovrr. The stock, exchange  takes tbe save vkw. The effect of  fie proclamation will be to cause  t ie Boers now in arms to be treated  a���������> rebels and forfeit their belligerent rights. It is hoped that by  tiiit means the helplessness of lesis  cauce will be speedily b- ought borne  to the Boers.,  Cape Town, Sept. 5.-���������The com-  ���������rtJ-tii ation to the Assembly of  Lord Roberts' proclamation an-  \ -uucing the annexation of the  .5 uth African Republic, which will  uereui'ter be known as the Transvaal, was greeted by tbe opposi ion  with silence, and by the ministers  with prolonged cueers.  Pieioria, Sept. 5.���������Gen. Radon-  Powell leaveb fur Cape Town Saturday.  Tien Tsen, Sept. 6.���������Four prom-  .ne-.L iiuxa's were executed in Tien  t'scn to-day. The French shot two  .uia the ,Japanese beheaded the  others. The executions have had a  good moral effect.  Taiiu.   Sept.  b\���������An   expedition  will shortly be ������������������ started   from    Foo  i'.ng Clearing the villages en   route  ���������virion weie me   seat of   iirst Boxer  outrages   in   tne     province.     The  Kussians intend to repair the   railway through to Pekin.    It is asserted that i. a Live soluiers   acting   un;:  der the ordeitjof   Li   Hung   Obaiig  are exte. nrnating   the   lioxers  in  provinces oi 11 u iNuii aud Cln Li.  ���������'     Pekin,   Sept.    b\���������Ullic- rs     anu  soldiers of China   rerief  expedition  ���������stud i-liuiiks lor m<jfcba0e oi uoug. <.-,..-  ulation.    Our formal   ent. y lo    u.e  raiciee  gruUi.ds   made   Lo-uay   aL o  o'clock.     Salute  oh   21 gtliia    heinii  n.ed aL   noiLh   gates.    Tne   paiaee  , ass VdCaiiL v\ith  the   exception   oi  ci.xmt 300 servants. fcbgiieu, oii-iHi... '  One official de-spa.cli f.om Ten  l'ben reports 5U0 Boaois attacked a  patrol of German marines ilea,-  Lan Toun on Sept: 5 with result  that 40 Boxers w eiev killed. Germans suffered no loss.  Washington, Sept. 6.���������The altitude of German . government on  the Russian proposal for the evacu  uiioii of Pekin has, been made  known to the;authorities here. It  comes in a communication from the  charge d'affairs at Berlin and with  clearness sets forth the German-position. It substance it states that  Germany is clesiions of avoiding  going between the powers but she  considers the conditions at Pekin  such as to require the retention of  German forces there.  Christiana, Sept. 6.���������Telegram  from Iromoe, Norwa}1', in reporting  the return of the str. Stella Polaire  with Duke ot Ab uzzi's arctic expedition say0 the S.ella Pol.i.e  reached a point in latitude 86.33  north thus penetrating further  north than Dr  Nansen.  Toronto, Sopt. '6.���������Prohibition  got 21 vjtes out of 27 and was con-  st-quently shelved.  Vancouver, Sept. 6.���������Hewitt B >������,-  lock, M. P., has assigned. The  Province newspaper is not included  in the Boslock estate but the B. Cy  Printing & Lithographing Co. is included in aseets. Assignment was  due to lar-e unprofitable investments in p/ovince. although estate  compri es among its as-ets many  valuable,   investments   and    would  pa}' o. i 100 ���������ent-- ��������� n tin uolb<r.  ' Viei'.'i' s. B- pt. (';���������Str. Walla  W.n 1'la f i m f'iin 1* ..*���������) (i. co is detained :n qua- antine having a ��������� ;u--<-  ot^mll-pox on boiird. -^ ^ ba-  11G first elass aiid -17 .-c ond 11 ������������������ ��������� ���������*?.-  pass ng'-rs aboard.  Cape -Town,. S'-pt. 7.���������R; dei.  Powell arrived hire this mon.ing  and in spite of the e.irlyhonr of i.is  arrival a -jreat public oration was  given him The ��������� rowd carried him  on tl eir shoulders fivm the railway  station to the Governmpnt house, a t  distance of half a n'i'e-  London, Sept 7.���������Lord Roberts  reports fsom' Belfast, under date of  Sept. 5th as follows1 lan Hamilton  traversed Dub-troom yesterday with  s ight opposition. Bullet engaged  the enemy's left this morning,  H iini.ton 'is endeavoring to turn  hi?- r ght. Boers with two guns  and pom poms this morning attacked 125 Canadian M. unted Infantry guarding the railway between Pan and Wondersfontein.  Mahon proceeded to theirassistance  but the Ultle garrison had beaten  off the enemy 1 efore he arrived Ic  was a very creditable performance  The wounded were Major Jianders  and Lt. Hoodie sMghtly and two  men.    Six men are missing.  ' New York, Sept. 7.���������The news  telegraphed from Lisbon thai a  military expedition a thousand  strong is about to le'aVo the Tagus  fo. Lorenzo Marquezo, has caused  much' speculation as to,the .Pn-tu-'  gue.-- intenti n in South Africa, says  the Tril-u.-e's Loud n -.orresjon-  ���������dent. Hany jjeOple con nee the  Portu-_e.*-e reinforcenu'ii s with the  mit ntion to' refuse Boer fugitives  an asylum in Mof-embique and the  d.'tcrminati'on -f tbe Lisbon (-!ov-  emn e.-t no lon-icr to pi rmit" the  Dutch force t'i raw nipplus from  Delego.-r B y. The English Gov-  e:nment is extremely ar xiou^ that  the ex-pre:-ident shall not slip ,  through their fingers and Portugal  would certainly be , doing them a  good turn if she denied the old man  ���������Vn asylum and so compel him to  surrender to Lord Roberts.  Vancouver, Sept. 7.���������Hewitt Bos-  tock having declined the unanimous Liberal nomination for Yale-  Car ibo riding, vV. A. Gallagher of  Nelson was unanimously nominated and accepted.  Victoria, Sept. 7.���������To-day the  passengers and crew of the str-  Walla Walla were removed to iso  lation quarters and soldiers have  been sent out to the place from  Macauly barracks to prevent any  from esc-ping. One is reported to  have made-awav e>ver the fence at  the rear of the quarantine. Mrs.  Nblt 'he small pox sufferer is t<"-  day very sick. The ves-el will  lie relea-ed on the ar.-ival of new  crew, but passengers and old crew  will be held at least twe> weeks from  date of the out break aboard.  Vancouver, Sept. 7. -Tiie bodies  of Lund and Vaughan drowned  near the mouth of Powell River  have been recovered.  Victoria. Sept.   7.���������The Colonist  says the Fifth   Regiment   Band is  lijgPlfto start for England   to meet  y!#tie home coming Canadians about  the beginning of next month.  i    IfiOES A59ED UiF.ER SECIES  McMillan fur & wool co.  a EXPORTERS  AND   IWtPORTEWS.  j .       ,200-212 Rbst to. North, Minneapolis, Kinn.  i arw^2ta for Ouv Csrcwfiar and See tho Prices We Pav.������^E  I snpiiose you are looking forward to your  v-K-ation with relief.  Yes, answered 'the congressman, suppress  iiig a yawn. A vacation is a yood thiny  It gives a loan a cliance to get home once-  in a while and do, some work.���������Waskingto'-  Star.  rewery  PPEfih Lager Beep  STEAM    Beer,    Ale,   and    Porter.  THE BEST   IN  THE PROVINCE  i- i  A regard of $5.00 will be paid for information   leading  to  conviction  of  persons \\itholding or destroying any   kegs   belonging  to   this   companv,,  HENRY HEIFfJL,   Manager  OUR BELGIAN HARE.  California's "R-ibbitries" Which Were to  Bring  Groat  Wealth  Are Now  Closed.  Less than a year ago, says the Tjos Angeles correspondent of Ihe New York Sun, the  entire state was Belgian hare mad. Fanciers  were importing animals and paying exor  bitani. prices for them; every man with a  back yard had a sign stretched in front of  his house with "Habbitry" upon it; newspapers devoted special issues to the industry, and from every standpoint it promised  lo rival the mineral wealth of California  as .1 builder up of magniiicent fortunes.  Now the bubble has broken mid the agricultural and horticultural interests ot Sou-  'thern California are threatened with a Belgian hare. pest. The elTorr to create, a d������  mand for the hare for food purposes w.u,  not successful and the present uuirkel  pi'ecs are considerably less than is r-:������iu;reu  for food aloue and tlio iiuiusu-.v is uroiUlus-.  and discouraging. It is ".or tb.s r^.isoii that  mauv broi-ilor-. who ha^e'become disgnsLea  ,u LliL- almost iiUlv lack, o1''1 markeL ty'  their hares are seer,!.,, .i.u.- n. su.ao c-ase.-  oim-uIv, U'.i-iung tbo... ioi.bo U. forage <>u Lhe  couuo-.v n> order lo avoid the expense ol  feeding iheiu. " .  The menace In this condition o,' ad airs  will perhaps be understood better when it  is sLuLcmI that there are probaidy more iU������������  luu.eou hares iu this scu.o a. present. Hie  Beh-ian hare indusu-y in this reg.ou nas  been remarkable for its wonderml growtb  a-.d the number of people who have engaged  in it, aud for the startling fecundity shown  Uy the hare in this climate. The alluring  prices obtained for breeding stock by those  who were early in the business tempted  thousands to start rabbitries who lacked the  proper means to care for the stock, and in  many instances no idea of the cost or labor  involved. .   . ���������  ���������For months prices were readily paid that  were out' of all reason.,; The business assumed gigantic proportions in this city during the last few months of ��������� 185)0. and the iirst.  few mouths of the present year. In February a mammoth exposition of rabbits was  held here at which thousands of animals  were exhibited which, was attended by fanciers from every part of the country.. At  this exposition it is said that $325 was paid  for a single animal, while for imported  stock as high as $050 has been paid in .this  citv. Los Angeles .became,the recognized  centre of the rabbit industry, and orders  were filled from every part of the United  States for hue specimens for breeding purposes.  But the great majority of breeders were  raising their stock i. r ma..La. . ureses relying on the s.a^.-u_o: g.io tongued deal  orsuiat iL.n^.^.^1-- iu--."uv to mar-  i:el ���������������-, wa., U'.Jmri cu...i/..--od wi-i -..---���������'������-���������  i..L-,i.,c tJ.Jiiis that WOU.yy ...oruc. -.iu epi-  cuix-s'thcl not take kiudiy to the i...-u as  food Some of the hotels used to make a  feature of a Belgian hare part of the menu  while Hie -v.ncor visitors were here, but the  hi'-l i,ncw: market that was prophesied  did' I... ���������.-i.-v.ui- and the time has long since  pass,.! v.iieu it paid to raise them for  purely breeding purposes. Of late owners  of stock have been willing to trade or sell  for little or nothing because of the feeding  expense entailed in keeping them.  The fecundity of the hare in this climate  is beyond all expectations of the pioneers  in the industry. One rabbit in this city in  ourteen months raised 120 young, and there  are from 50,000 to 75,000 animals in this  county alone. Not only do they multiply  at a wonderful rate, but they are hardy and  will do well in the open. The coyotes and  wild cats, which are natural enemies to  the rabbit family, have been nearly exterminated. In years gone the jack rabbit aud  cottontail have been a great menace to  planters, and it Is only a few years since  that annual rabbit drives were held at  which thousands of the bunnies were rounded up aud slaughtered.  FOR SALE���������Early cabbage and-  tomatoe plants, home   .grown    and  strong. C. K. Williams,  (.Irani bam.  $50    REWARD.  STOLEN   from    'the   premises   of  the ut dersigned, about  'he./. 16th  of Apr.1, one   small    nd   c-������u,3  years ol-l,  would calf abou  20th.  Branded on let, hip R.     Anyone'  giving inlormatiiiii that wi.fiend  tti the .-.rrest   and   con vie i.n   of  the thief or thieves will ifeceive the-  abi.ve   rewaid.    (Sigurd)    Join/  Connell, Oyster River,   Comox, ,  B.C. ml5t4  ������spmait & fiauaimo, fiy.  ->^!z������i$i&:  ^     4N2B^3l }yX'  VICTORIA COMOX   ROUTE.  C i  Taking- Effect Monday. August i3th,  1900  3. S. "City of Nanaimo."  Leaves Vitt-Tiia M. nday. at  7 a. m. for N-anaimo, callinir  at Fulford, Ganges and   Fer wo. d������  Leaves Nanaimo Tuesday, 7 a.m.  for Union Wharf and.Comox calling at Big and Little Qual.cum,  Hornby   and   Denman   Islands.  Leaves Comox and -Union".'Wharf;  Tuesday 11 p.m. for  Nanaimo   direct connecting at   Nanaimo   with  Str. Joan ancl E. & N. Train.  .Leaves Nanaimo Wednesday 7 a.  m. for Victoria calling at Fernwood Ganges Harbor and FuL  ford. '' '.      ' ���������   .   > ���������  Laaves Victoria Thursday 7 a.m  for Nanaimo calling at Fulford  Ganges Harbor and Fernwood.  Leaves-Nanaimo Frid-i}'-, 4 a. m.  for Union Wharf and Comox direct.  Leaves Comox and Union Wharf  Friday, 11 a.m. for Nanaimo call-  ing at Denman ancl Hornb}', Big  and   Little  Qualicum.  Leaves Nanaimo Saturday, 4 a.  m.  for Victria  calling   at   Kuper  Island Vesuvius and Bur-zoyne.  FOR  Freight   tickets   and Stateroom Apply on tioard,  G&0. Ii   COURTNEY,  Traffice Manager.  FINE  Job Printing  -  LONE AT���������  The lets Ofc  a  ii ANARCHISTS EN AMERICA.  A Secret Service Chief Thinks They Are  At all Times Dangerous.  From the New York World.  "It is  a difficult matter to determine  when to laugh at and when to be alarmed  -at  the talk of the    anarchist    in    this  country," was the comment of a department  chief "in  the   United  States Secret  Service   on   a: recent   demonstration   iu  favor of the regicide Bread.      "Usually  we  do not worry  much about them,  for  when   they   tulk   iierc-est   they   are   the  least to be feared, but there ic* only one  -safe rule, to follow in dealing with them,  and that is to take them seriously.    Nine  in   ten of  thein .may   be only  harmlesH  theorists,  but t!ie tenth may be a very  ���������dangerous man.     We recently had a case  to  deal  with  in   which   I  am  convinced  we prevented a horrible form of assoe**-  iuution,     though     the   matter  has  been  treated by  the newspapers generally  as  a  hoax,  and our men   helu   up  to  ridi- J  cule. I  '���������At least we captured the bomb, a ma- j  chine  as  ingeniously  contrived -for mur-  j  der. as any amateur ever turned out, and  we also got the men who made it, though  we could not find a way to hold them,  and, consequently hushed the matter up,,  ���������after doing the best we could to intimi-,  date   the   bombmakers   by  promising  to;  Watch them. '  To  get positive evidence  against them we could bav"e done but one  thing, and that was to let them blow up  their   intended   victim,   but   that   would  hardly do in this country.  "We had information about the conspiracy, in plenty of time to put detectives  ou   guard   about   the   anarchist   in   this  case,   and  went  to  work  as  quietly  as  ���������possible.     There was a leak somewhere  ���������a nd a  few facts about the case" tieeame  public property.     That  would not have  .provenled the murder of one of the most  prominent men in the country, however,  for the anarchist,  watched by our man,  went   straight   ahead   with   their   plots.  We waited as long as possible' to get evidence  that  would  send  the conspirators  to prison, but were finally compelled to  "raid them simply because, had we waited  longer,  I am sure the bomb would have  iieon   used   for its  deady  purpose.   , We  jrjrevented   the  murder,   but   the  plotters  liad  broken uo law,  and   we had  to let  -them -go- ��������� We still have the bunib, how-  ���������cver; and a glance at it  would convince  -anyone that the man who .made it meant  Tjii!-iiK,.-������-.  '"Anarchy  as .spouted   at  the  meetings  ���������siround    New    York - commonly   is   noisy  - y *  luu hariuiesx, but every now and then  ���������men crop up- who aro s-ufficently ill-  biil.iiiced ordwnrlVd mentally, as in the  c.-isi. of the bomb makers, to be as dangerous -ah nutiesnakes. Then all that'is  needed   to   make .trouble   is  a   directing  head, or a' plsui, to produce something  like thecrimes of the Chicago anarchist  ists, I think it is really a good thing  that they are permitted to meet publicly  in this country., They can't plot crimes  then, and they talk just enough to blow  off steam and be content until the next  meeting is held."  The Pope of Rome has excommunicated Bishop Vilattee, of Michigan, because  of his endorsation of socialism.  *, *   *  Nine of the striking- metal' polishers of  the Hamilton Brass Manufacturing Company will be tried on charges of intimidation.  *    *   *  In New York state 910 persons were  killed and nearly 40,000 crippled in shops  factories and industrial pursuits in the  year 1899. In the war with Spain 2S0  Americans were killed and 1;557 wounded.  *���������   *   *  The following item was clipped from  the Society column of an exchange. It  is n--t meant as a labor note:  "The  lock-step  has been  abolished  in L  Sing Sing prison."  *���������*.���������.'  "Pa."  "Well?"  "What's the difference between wages  and salary?"  "If "a'man "is working for $5 a day running a machine of some kind, or laying  bricks or doing something else that makes  a white collar and cuffs uncomfortable,  he gets wages. Do you understand  what I mean?" <>  "Yes, sir." .  "But if he'sits at a desk and uses a  pen and-gets $11 a' week and has soft  hands, he receives a salary. Now do  you see the difference?"  * *   *  Mr? Froot, walking slowly along nolding a  blossom-covered apple twig In lus mouth,  was observd by.Margie, 'G'aciouj:" she exclaimed. "Mister Fwoot's Adam's apple has  spwouted."���������Judge.  .'���������**���������  Blnk������.���������By Jove, here's another letter  from my wife at the sen side asking, for  more money.   That's all she does.  Jinks���������You're lucky; Mine simply makes  a draft on uic and I have to honor tt.���������N. i".  World. ��������� .  * *    *  a ,  Have you ever loved before? she asked,  gazing at him tenderly.  O, yes; replied the racing young man.  I've had four false starts. But this is u  sure go now.���������Philadelphia North American.  ��������� * ������  HOME GROWN  ' Fruit and Ornamental  ,Trees,   Roses,  Shrubs, Vines,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Pop Fall Planting.  80,000 to Choose From  NO AGENTS nor commission to pay.  Orders dug iu one day;      you  get  it  the  next.  No fumigating nor inspection charges.  Greeuhou.be   yia.ii.ta,     seeds,   agricultural  <m piemen is, etc.    Largest  and  most   com- '  plete s;ock in the province.    Scud for catalogue or call and make your  selections   before placing your orders.    Add rets'  M. J.  HENRY,  VANCOTJVER,,B.  C.  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ST   GEDRGE'S    PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������S������kvices at  ii   a.m. and  7 p. m.   Suriuay   School  ;u   2:30..    Y. P.  S. C. E.   meetb at  the close.-of eveninp,  ���������service. * .Rev.-jW.   C.   DODDS, pastor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at ihe.usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets  at the close  oi  evening service.   Sunday School  at 2:3c.  Rev. VV. Hicks, pastor,  OOTJJtTENAY  JBEOUSE,  Galium, Proprietor.  A.   H.   Mc-  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTON,  smith and Carriage Maker.  Black  OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOUOC  We have just received a new supply of Ball Programme Card**, New  Style Bus-mess Cards and a few-  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes. Call  and see.  The News Job Department.  The News War Bulletin gives all  the latest news of the Transvaal.  Subscribe ior the . Bulletin and  keep posted on the war. Price per  month $1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  FOR SAX-E���������Near Courtenay  11 acres. Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id.  For  particulars   apply   at    thi.^  1 office.  J".   R,McLEOC  General Teaming* Powdei  Oil, Etc, Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  I am   prepared   to     O  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  C      reasonable rates.  g D.  KILPATRICK,  o Cumberland q  0000000000000000006  o  .0  'o  o  Q-  O  O  O  O  O  im mi HATOHIM.  Fi.i.  ������������������ VAVY   WINTER LAYERS.  Beack Lan^shu.is, $2   per sittings  Black   Minorca?, $2   per   sitting.  15a-red  Plymouth Rocks,   $1    per  sitting,  E.PHILLIPS,  Giantham, Comox.  f-otice.  T? iv  Kiv-tmgoni  '.-.omotives and   railway cars   of   the   Union   Colliery  Coinj-ai.y by an}*-   person   or   persons--except train crew���������is 'strictly-  prohibited.     Employees   are  subject to dismissal for allowing same-  By oider  Francis D   Littjuk  ManaSex.. ANSWER.  Could you but read, my love, this hfc<crt of mine,  You'd find a wondrous story written there;  It is the tale my lips -would frame to thee '  ���������  If I but dare, if I but dare.  ' ..!',       . ....  The tale of one unto whose soul was borne  An angel's whisper, Ecft! as summer's wind.  There is a heart which heaven has made for thee;  Go forth and find, go forth, and find.  The tale of one who wandered o'er earth,  By land and sea, by home and foreign shore,  Until into your eyes he gazed and knew  His search was o'er, his search was o'er.  ���������Alfred Robyn'.  O  o  o  o  o  t>000������0������0������0������0������������0������0������0������000������0������  ft ciKoi Lira.  A Beautiful Story of How the Bells  1   . Found Their Way to the Banks  of the Shannon.  o  e  o  o  O  o  ���������  o  0oto|o>9oCo9oe8o������oeo������o$otof  Nearly half a century ago, before  the various provinces of Italy had been  consolidated in the monarchical government, there lived in the city of  Genoa a young man called Giuseppe  Giovanni. For many centuries the fam-  .   lly of  Giovanni  had been makers  of  ;    bells and chimes.  Giuseppe's father had made some of  the most famous chimes that rang in  Italy, but had never succeeded in accomplishing his idea. It had been his  great ambition to make a set of chimes  that the whole .world would come to  hear, bells of heavenly tone. The elder  Giovanni was a hot headed man,'a  stanch democrat and rather too free  of speech. A few ill chosen sentences  derogatory to the reigning powers  proved his' downfall, and one day as  Giuseppe was hard at work on ah odd  bell for the cathedral's chimes a litter  bearing the form of his father, with a  deadly stab wound in his back, was  brought into the dingy little shop and  set down before the son.,'  "Giuseppe,"   said,   the   dying   man,  ' "keep, out of politics and live only in  your work. Strive only for your ideal,  and in the end you may succeed where  your father failed. Aim for the very [  highest, and may God grant that you  accomplish it"  A year after his father's death found  the 3*oung artisan hard at work in his  shop. When his father died, he had  made a vow to accomplish the ideal  that .his  father  had  vainly  struggled  ;   for.   The bench at which he was work-  - ing was rough hewn, long and broad,  and littered with a confusion of tools,  bits of metal and unfinished bells. On  one corner of the bench was a collection of tuning forks of various sizes  end metals.   At one side of the tuning  ��������� forks lay a dusty old violin and a slender silver mounted flute. In the rear  of the shop were a small furnace, a  half dozen molds and a heap of scrap  metal covered with dirt aud rust. The  ceiling of the shop consisted of several  heavy    beams    covered    with    rough  .boards to which hundreds of spiders  had fastened their webs. Prom one  beam   hung   suspended   an   enormous  - bell fitted with a long, slender clapper  capped on the end with a large brass  knob. This bell was inscribed with  strange characters, a relic of the last  crusade.  Giuseppe was polishing away with a  sanded cloth at the surface of a bell  that, already  shone  lustrously  in  the  dim light that struggled through   the  little windows in the front of the shop.  His fingers fairly flew  as he turned,  twisted and rubbed the shiny bowl of  metal.    A rough  cloth  succeeded  the  sanded one and in turn made way for  one of  soft texture.     Then   the   bell  was hung on a little metal frame somewhat  like a gallows  in construction.  A drawer was opened and a bundle of  cloth   produced   from   its   recess   and  swiftly unrolled to reveal a highly polished and properly wrought little clapper, which the young mechanic deftly  fitted in the inverted bowl of the bell.  A piece of twine was  attached to a  little knob on the bulb of the clapper.  A gentle pull and a subdued  silvery  tone filled the narrow coufines of the  shop.    The tone swelled until it fairly  rang, reverberating from wall to wall,  from rafter to rafter, seeking out every  nook  and  cranny of the shop,  dying  away at last in a little shudder of delight.    The young Genoan had clasped  his hands together and listened with an  agony of intensity, straining his cars  for a scintilla of a flaw in the tones,  and when the silvery tintinnabulation  had died away he leaned back with a  eigh of ecstatic relief.  Day after day and long into the  nights Giuseppe toiled with a fervor  and energy almost fanatical. He ate  but little and slept only when natural  fatigue compelled him. He became thin  and emaciated, and his eyes shone with  a feverish luster, but not for a single  day did ho give up his work. One by  ,one his bells grew into the size and  form he desired, and he gave to each  its proper tone. To him they were  things animate. He talked to them,  caressed, petted and scolded, and each  night when he ceased his labor he put  them away in their allotted places  with a paternal care ancl solicitude.  One beautiful August day Giuseppe  Bat at his bench giving the finishing  touches to the last of his set of chimes.  Nearly two years had passed since he  began his work; two years, but a  great change had taken place in the  appearance of the young man. His  face was pale and wan, and his high  cheek  bones and sunken cheeks gave  bim a deathly look.  Finally he bung the last b,efi:. on the  little metal stand, fitted in" his clapper and gave it a gentle swing. The  tone that followed began like the sigh  of a man. worn and wearied by a life  of hopeless disappointment. It grew  in a deep crescendo until, it became a  knell, a plaint, for the dead, then died  away in a broken sob. Tne Genoan  followed the tone from its inception  until its last vibration ceased with an  earnestness that made the veins in his  forehead  stand  out   and  draw  everv  muscle tense.   Then he sat back in his  seat with a smile of joy-that was almost beatific. The heavenly chimes  were .complete. His work was done,  and now thousands would stand  speechless, struck dumb with the magnificent melody of his - chimes���������his  bells.' He with his own hands would  make such music with his bells that  wherever they were the whole world  would come to hear them. These were  the thoughts that filled the mind of the  young musician-mechanic as lie listened to the reverberating melody of the  tone of the last bell. Then he fell back  in his chair and the color fled from his  face. The fever, which his untiring  energy had kept off for so long, seized  liim at last.  The next morning a neighbor passing  by the shop chanced to look in the window and saw' the form of the fever  stricken young man lying across-.,!his  workbench. He went inside, thinking  that he; miglit be dead, and when he  found what his real trouble was lifted  Giuseppe to the cot he,had used for a  bed In the!back of the shop. A physician was summoned, and an old woman was sent to nurse him.  For five weeks Giuseppe tossed on  his cot raving about his bells���������"his  glorious, chimes"���������"his children with  the heavenly voices.''  In order to go on with his work in  making' his set of chimes Giuseppe had  been compelled to borrow. What little  his father had left' behind him had  been exhausted before the end of the  first year. He had; borrowed on the  strength of the generous sum that had  been promised him by the cathedral  which was to have his chimes. When  he fell sick and gave promise never to  old man raised his head feebly and  looked about him. Finally his eyes  fell on the spire of Hereford cathedral,  and there they rested, lighting up for  a few seconds with a glimmer of hope.  The boatman pushed off from the  shore, and slowly, and noislessly the  skiff made its way.across. No sound  above the gentle ripple at the boat's  bow disturbed the silence of the evening. Suddenly the faint sound of a  bell stirred the air. It increased in  volume; then the note of another bell  intermingled, then another and another, until the melody of a full set of  chimes -rose and fell in the evening  stillness. The boatman, who had rested his oar to listen, turned to the^ old  man in the rear of the boat and saw  him standing erect, his arms outstretched and his face wreathed in smiles of a  great gladness. His eyes were raised  to the ^ sky with ah expression of  thanksgiving. He continued in that attitude until the last note of the chimes  died away, and then he fell in a heap  in the back of the boat The boatman  went to'him and, laying his hand on  the face of the old man, felt that it  was cold.���������-New York Sv-o.  eas for it    Some time afterward they  met in the street.  "Well." said the doctor, "you are  looking 100 per cent better! That medicine, though a little expensive, was  just what you needed." '....  ',yn "Doctor," replied the patient, "after  T had paid you the ,2 guineas for the  prescription, I couldn't afford to have  it made' up, so I didn't take, a single  dosel'WLondon Answers. "  regain   his   health   again,   the   bailiffs  cane1 and  took   away   his  chimes  to  satisfy his creditors.  . But Giuseppe Giovanni did get well,  his health came back, and when he bad  strength  enough   to  get  up   from  his,  couch he went to find his.children���������his  bells.    His first thought was to hear  again their voices, to make them sing  such melodies as the world had never  beard, as'no bells had ever sung.   And  when he found that they were gone he  became   stupid���������he   could   not   realize  that they were gone.    Who could have  come  and  taken away   his  bells,   his  children,  whose conception had jtaken  years���������long years of unremitting toil?  He   went  to   the   physician   who  had  teuded  him during his fever and was  told that the bailiffs had come to his  shop and taken them for his creditors.  He went to the bailiffs and 'was told  that his chimes had been sold at public sale to the highest;bidder, a foreigner 'whose  name  or  country   was  not  known to them.   He begged them on his  knees to give him some clew that might  lead him to the purchaser.    Thoy told  him gruffly and uncivilly that it was  none of their concern wTho bought the  chimes so long as. they were sold and  his creditors  satisfied.     There  was  a  little  money  over  the  claims  against  him,  he was told���������a few lire���������but he  flung the offered money in their faces  and left them, his heart broken and bis  spirit gone.  That night he sat. before his bench  in the little shop, his chin resting on  his breast, the picture of a despairing  and broken man. All night long he sat  thus, and when morning came he roused himself and, raising his hands above  his head, said, "God grant that somewhere in this world of thine I may  again find my chimes���������my bells���������and,  if but once, onh- once, that I may hear  again 'their voices!".  The next morning the Genoan set  out with one purpose���������to travel the  world, if need be. to search for his  chinies. Day after day, week after  week, month after month and year after year he trudged along from town to  town, city to city, country to country,  vainly seeking his chimes. Part of the  time be spent in various cathedrals  and churches mending chimes and ringing them, to the delight of all who listened. Before he had even reached  middle age he was a bearded old man,  bowed and bent and travel worn; but.  like tbe Wandering Jew, he pursued  his weary way.  *******  The broad waters of the Shannon  were colored a beautiful red by the  fading rays of the setting sun, which  was almost visibly dropping through  the trees to the west of the city of  Limerick, when an old man with head  and shoulders bent and leaning heavily  ou a stout staff came slowly along the  highway that led to a little ferry at the  river bank. His long beard was as  white as snow and hung nearly to his  waist His face was swarthy like that  of a man constantly exposed to the  sun. When he spoke to the ferryman,  it was in a voice used to many tongues.  The boatman helped him from the  shore into his skiff and gave him his  coat for a cushion on the rough hewn  plank which answered for a seat.   The  An American Dinner Party.  Here is Clement Scott's picture of an  American  dinner party:  "You are no  sooner ushered into the reception room  than you feel at home in half a second.  Conversation is general and animated.  Yd'ur hostess is genial, gracious and an  artist in the difficult ceremony of introduction.;   The room and the atmosphere beam; with friendliness.    Introduced to your dinner companion, she is  determined that you and your partner  shall be friends at once.   You have not  to  make conver.sa.tion.    She makes it  for you.    If you  know anything, 'she  will drag it out of you in double quick  time, .and you have some difficulty in  holding your own against her  readiness, wit and sly cynicism.    She can  discuss  everything and  knows  something about all she .discusses, but without pedantry or affectation    She has  the art of appearing to like you and be  interested in you whether she is or not  This may be humbug, but it is delightful humbug all the same.  c    VThe elements of flirtation are never  to be despised by man or woman of  any age.    This social art is generally  ignored in 'England, and that is why  American yvvonaen   are   so   supremely  popular. And what is the consequence?  You go'home from av dinner party in  England tired and bored to death or  wander off to your club to try to forget it all.   You.go home from an American dinner' party exhilarated, a' little  proud of yourself and saying sincerely,  'It has"been a'jolly and delightful even-  ii-g.'  'At. least that is what I have felt  whenever I have been honored with an  invitation in New York."���������San Francisco Argonaut.  The English  Way,  . Fights are a - recognized part of, the  school education among the boys ...in  England. In America when boys fight  it is because" they are angry with ...each  other; in England they fight because  they are anxious to.find out which, is,  the better man physically. They may  have no quarrel or ill feeling, but if  their friends cannot agree as to their  respective prowess the ultimate result  is pretty apt to be a "mill."���������Self Culture.:':    . " " ;'''  Rot a Warm Garment. ,  "I can't find words," exclaimed the  moral man, "to express my disgust for  the man who, uses his religion as a  cloak.;  He's everything that's*bad."  "He certainly is foolish, to say the  least," remarked the practical man,  "for religion such as his is necessarily  so flimsy he's liable to catch cold in it."  ��������� Philadelphia Press.  THE TURF RECORD.  Humanity In  Turkeys.  "There's a good deal of human nature,  in a turkey," said a farmer. "The other day while I was settin in the barn  door one of. my turkeys come yerkin  along and peekin right and left and  finally spied a .rag on the ground that  every turkey had been travelin over for  a week. Turkey picked it up and slatted  it out. That minute every turkey in  the yard started for him. He run; It  evidently struck him all of a sudden  that he had got hold of suthin that was  mighty valuable. He run, and he  dodged, and he ducked, and he run  some more. Every few minutes some  one of them turkeys would get him by  the wattles or else by the rag, and  there wOuld be a tug of war. And at  last another turkey got the rag away,  and then there was another chase.  Guess them darn fool turkeys would  have been runnin the fat off themselves the next day if I hadn't set the  dog on 'em. ���������  "That's just the way with a turkey.  Let any other one in the flock get hold  of suthin, and every one of the blamed  fools will start for him or her and run  till they fairly drop.  "And, asu have said, there is a good  dcoi of human nature right there."���������  Lewiston Journal.  r Check to Frivolity.  "The Chinese minister says the costumes worn by American women strike  him as being in some respects ridiculous." said Mrs. Blykins.  "Yes." answered .Mr. Blykins. "That's  owing to his point of view. If he had  to pay for a few of them, he'd soon  learn to.take them seriously."���������Washington Star.  An  Englishman's  Manners.  Note, as has long been noted, that  the only manners the Englishman cares  about are what our country cousins  call "table manners.'' He can lay enormous stress upon these without seeming to thaw out, for they really express nothing, and meticulous nicety  in the forms of eating and drinking  pleases his innate sense of refinement  and chimes in with his dislike for making a mess. Yet a certain Frenchman  may. not have been far wrong, after all,  in saying that "the English would surely not frown so upon a man's mopping  up sauce with a piece of bread if they  themselves had ever had any sauce  worth mopping up." It may be that  the Englishman's perfection of deportment at meals comes in part from a  lack of temptation to do otherwise.  But the truth Is none the less apparent  that the complicated convep.tioris regarding what to do and what to avoid  at table that obtain in England do  not in any way involve that outward  expressiveness which, the Englishman  abhors.; He can obey them without  prejudice to his impassivity. And this  cult of impassiveness, of self repression; is essentially Spartan-that of the  savage.���������Scribner's.  Emerson Cochran of Lexington, Ky.,  recently refused $4,000 for a 2-year-old  filly by Clay King.  Sister Alice, 2:10*4, was recently  stepped a quarter by McHenry over  the Empire City (New York) track in  30% seconds.  Bonnatella won two races in Austria  in April, beating such horses as Countess Eve,' Athanio. Royal Baron and  Ruth Wilkes.  The pacer Tom Tipton, 2:15Vi. which  is entered through the grand circuit,  showed a mile at Selma recently in  2:14. last half in 1:04.  Red Shedd. a green pacer which S.'  D. Houghton of Worcester will campaign, extensively this season, worked  a mile in 2:20 last year.  Eb Clark has a grand prospect in  Button M, G, by Ahnont Brunswick.  He stepped a quarter in WA seconds at  Point Breeze (Pa.) track the other day.  , Little Tobe, who as a trotter secured  a record of 2:19ylt recently stepped a  half mile at tho pace in 1:09 and repeated in l:00V-> over the Baltimore  track.  The veteran trainer Sam Earing has  a green pacer at work on the Bethlehem (Pa.) track that is showing quarter miles iu 32 seconds and eighths in  14% seconds.  Parole, 2:1G. has been pronounced by  many horsemen the handsomest member of the Patron. 2:14V4��������� Prodigal,  2:KI���������Patronage branch of the Pan-  coast family.  Prussian Maid, 2:19, has foaled a filly  at Park Ridge, Ills., by Star Pointer,  1:5914- ���������> The filly is marked with star,  snip, left front and hind ankles white  and stood 40 inches high an hour after  birth.  The 5-year-old brown mare Pristine,  by Parole, 2:10, will be raced this season in George A. Fuller's stable: She ������  stands 'over 1G hands' and is as handsome a big mare as ever stepped a ',  track. Her owner. Mr. D. E. -Hallock  of York. Pa., thinks a record close to  2:10 is within her reach this year.  THE GLASS  OF  FASHION.  The Origin of Phoenix Park.  The origin, of the name of Phoenix  park has puzzled.many scholars unacquainted with the Irish language. The  manor was called in the Irish vernacular Fionn-uisge, pronounced finniske,  which signifies,clear or fair water, and  which, articulated in the brief English  manner, exactly resembled the word  phoenix. The spring or well so called  from which the park derives its  name still exists close to the Dublin entrance of the viceregal lodge. It is  situated in a glen beside the lower  lake and is one of the romantic objects'  of the park.���������London News.  A Dinner of Mtile and Axle Grease.  The following  is an  incident of the  siege  of   Ladysmith   narrated   by   Sir  William   MacCormae:    "An  officer  related an incident which will serve to  illustrate the lengths to which  things  had gone as regards food.    A shell fell  into the mule lines oue afternoou, killing one mule.    In spite of other shells  following the first one in rapid succession, so as to make occupation of the  spot very dangerous,  the men in  the  vicinity made a rush at the mule like  so many ravenous creatures, cutting off  the   flesh   with   their   clasp   knives   in  great chunks.   They then in safer quarters built fires,  toasted the meat and  swallowed it at once.    To make them  more palatable the men fried their biscuits in the axle grease provided for  the carts.    The  want  of  fatty  foods  and  vegetables was  greatly felt.    In  spite of all their hardships nobody ever  thought of giving in.    The general inquired as to how many horses in the  camp could carry their riders six miles,  in view of a sortie being made, and the  answer came back that only 12 horses  in the whole camp could do it"���������London Lancet.  Shopping; In Scotland.  'It has been said that the Scottish  dialect is peculiarly powerful In its  use of vowels, and the following dialogue between a shopman and a customer has been given as a specimen. The conversation relates to a  plaid hanging at the shop door:  Customer (inquiring the material)���������  Oo? (wool?)  Shopman���������ay. oo (yes. of wool).  Customer���������A' oo? (all wool?)  Shopman���������Ay. a' oo (yes. all wool).  Customer���������A' ae oo? (all same wool?)  Shopman���������Ay. a* ae oo (yes, all same  wool):���������London Telegraph.  Taffeta silk EtoiYcoats in either black  or white are a very distinctive feature  of fashion this season.  Sailor hats of Sumatra straw are one  of the novelties. Khaki colored sailors  with black or red bands are favored by  English girls.  Renaissance lace braid is used as a  trimming for silk waists, sewed on in  a straight line between groups of tucks  and for wash dresses in a trellis design.  Colored batiste, checked, striped aud  plain, is used for petticoats, trimmed  elaborately with lace. These are recommended as much cooler than silk  for summer wear.  Beauriful ribbons made of soft, glossy  silk are brocaded with velvet'floral de-'  signs in the natural colors. Gauze  ribbons with satin spots aud cashmere  printed silk ribbons are special features  in the ribbon department.  If there can be a rage for any one  item of dress, it.is exemplified this season in the cravats. Thoy are on nearly  every gown in some form and confront  you in the shops in formidable battalions which defy description.      .    .  In hats beige tinted straws are very  popular, and gauze or tulle with one  very large rose nodding at one side is a  favorite trimming. Ecru tulle on a  pure white straw with one immense  rose of blue or pink at one side is  charming.  A novelty in waists is made of ecru  linen crash, woven with a coarse  thread and open mesh, which makes it  semitranspareut It is trimmed with  bands of white linen embroidered in  colors or with narrow heavy lace insertion and black velvet ribbon.���������New  York Sun. ' '    ���������    '    ���������  APHORISMS.  Just What He Weeded.  An invalid called on a physician for  advice. The doctor wrote out a prescription, charging the patient 2 guin-  CoIambus flrongh* Cards.  Christopher Columbus introduced  cards into America in 1492. On the  quarter deck of the Santa Maria he  used to play the stately game of ombre, a favorite among princes, nobles  and courtiers, with its Spanish name,  el hombre (the man), and the Spanish  terms, spadille, manille, punto, matador, basto, gano del rey and codilla.  An Inexpensive Or try.  "Freddy, not another cake! You'll  be sick!"  "Well, ma, you needn't to care.  There's half my med'eine lef from las'  time!"���������Chicago Record.  ITEMS OF INTEREST.  Eleven millions of men are said to  belong to the great Chinese society of  Boxers.  The Englishman possesses on an average $1,4S0, the Dutchman $720, the  Belgian and the German $780, the Austrian and Italian $500, the Russian  $300. The Frenchman possesses $1,-  800.  It needs a man to perceive a man.���������  A.  B: Alcott.  A fool flatters himself, a wise man  flatters a fool.���������Buiwer.-  There is nothing perfectly secure but  poverty.���������Longfellow.  Order is man's greatest need and his  true well being.���������Amiel.  There is nothing stronger than human prejudice.���������Wendell Phillips.  A life of pleasure is the most un-  pleasing life in the world.���������Goldsmith.  The heart has eyes that the brain  knows nothing of.���������C. H. Parkhurst  There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.���������Burke.  Be a philosopher, but amid all your  philosophy be still a man.���������Hume.  There is no friendship, no love, like  that of parent for child.���������H. W. Beech-  er.  Bo Not  Pay Casfo^  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION   LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT-  A very large saving can be made. We can  furnish the exact amount'for any payment.  Write for particulars and price.  ALLQWAY & GHAMPION, Winnipeg i  Ii  V  A  W  THE CUMBERLAND SEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  RECENT INVENTIONS.  For cutting cheese a new device has  a circular table on which the choese revolves, with a horizontal bar. supported  on two posts secured to the counter to  ���������carry the cutting bar, which is mounted  on a lever to .descend and cut tho cheese.  There has been patented "by a woman  the combination of a chair and table, the  back of the chair' being pivoted on tw-o  ��������� arms attached to the front of the seat,  with adjustable legs to support the back  when it is swung into a horizontal position. .''���������''  There has been designed a rotary blacking brush which can' he hold in ono hand  to black the shoes without moving the  arm, the handle consisting of two'pivoted  members, on one of which is mounted a  revolving, shaft carrying tho brush, while  the other-has" a toothed head to revolve  tho brush' as the handles are gripped together.         , ���������_,,'- '  The Idol's Eye, Wang, and tho Fencing  ;   Mastery by the JJoston Iiyrics.  The coming engagement of the Boston Lyrics iu Winnipeg at the Winnipeg Theatre for Exhibition week will  be a notable event. It will be the appearance.of a great,company of artists  in three royalty operas that will appeal  to every taste.  The Idols.eye is one of the most expensive compositions in the musical  market. It is, however,well worth the  price paid, as it has a strong attractive  commercial value.  The party of Abel Conn played by  John Henderson is this comedian's  greatest work. Mr. Knnkel plays  "hoot mon hoot;" Miss. Stanton,  Dam ay an ti, Miss Bertha Davis, Mara-  quita: Miss Sara Carr, - the hijfh priestess, and Henry Hallam, Ned Winner.   ,  The opera is filled with grand  choruses and snpurb marches by tbe  daughters ol! the soldiers in Natty Huz-  zar uniforms.  The Greedy Pljj.  In a farmyard old there lived a pig,  ��������� With bristles black as ink.  And all the day, so I've heard say.  He did nothin-; but eat and drink  At length he ate so very much  That he grow remarkably stout,    ,  And there he would lie in front of tbe sty.  Too lazy to waddle about. > v  One day the farmer spied him out,  ,   And piggy was straightway taken.  And soon, alasl it came to pass -  Ho was turned into streaky bacon.  O fat pig!   O black pig!  And pig with the curly tail-  Why, why did you stuff when you'd had quit!  enough  And leave me your fate to bewail?  AN OPEN LETTER  TO ALL SUFFERERS FROM ANEMIA  AND KINDRED TROUBLES.  "     $100   REWARD,   $100.  The readers of <his paper wilt'be" pleased to  learn that there is at le-vst one dreaded disease  that science has been able to cure'- in all its  stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh  Care is the only positive cure known to the  medical fraternity..* Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,  acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the  foundation of the disease, and giving the patient  strength by building up the constitution and  assisting nature in doing its work. 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Visitors to the  exhibition will do well   to   take   iu   this  wonderful entertainment  Just imagine  thirty thousand pieoures shewn at every  performance, with all the   life and motion just as the scenes actually appeared  at the time.  The Biograph has had two  staffs at work   in   South   Africa,    aud  some of the best and  most  interesting  moving pictures will be  shewn,   direct  from the seat of war.    "Firing the big  guns at Colenso."  "The   surrender  at  Paardeherg,"    "The   relief   of   Ladysmith,"  "the   Heroes   of   the  War,"  "Tommy Atkins in all his glory," will  be seen at  each   exhibition.    Some   of  the funniest pictures   that   have   ever  been put on canvas will also be shewn.  All the pictures are absolutely genuine.  The Biograph is the only perfect moving picture machine and   none  but the  best films of any event   of  importance  are   shewn.    "Ottawa   after   the big  fire" is ono of the   latest  additions   to  the Biograph's  complement. of   films.  The Grand Theatre   is   just   off  Main  street on McDermot street, opposite the  post office,   handy  to all   street   cars.  Two or three performances will be given daily in order to   accommodate   the  immense  crowds   that   always  attend  these   exhibitions.    Go   early   in   the  week, for you will want to go a second  time sure.    Mr.    Owen   Smiley,   Canada's leading elocutionist,    will   act as  lecturer and entertainer.    He is a host  in himself.  Mr. Wm. Wilson, of Sarnia. Tells Hew He  Reg-tiiic'd Health After an Illness  of Over Two Tears'.  Mr. William Wilson, who is well  known to the citizens of Sarnia, Ont.,  writes: "It affords me much pleasure  to be able to add my testimony to the  great benefit that I have derived from  your famous Dr. Williams' Fink,Pills.  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These conditions have all disappeared  and today my color is natural and my  blood vessels full'of good rich blood.  It will afford ma pleasure to recommend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills to any  one suffering from anaemia or kindred  ailments."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  are praised  amongst the highest in the   land,   as a  strengthening   and , tonic     medicine,  whether for  men, women  or children.  They are not like other medicines, nor  can they be imitated, as it  sometimes  dishonestly pretended by   dealers who  offer substitutes.   See tnat tbe package  bears   the   full name,   Dr. , Williams'  Pink Pills for Pale People,  and in case  of doubt send direct to   Dr.   Williams'  Medicine Co.,   Brockville, ..Ont.,  who  will supply the pills post- paid at 50c.'  per box or $2.50 for <rix  boxes.    These  pills cure , all   disorders   which  arise  from improverished blood, such as muscular weakness, loss of appetite, short-,  ���������riess of breath, pains in the back, nervous  headache,   early docay,   all  forma  of,female weakness, hyi?teria,paralysia,  locomotor    ataxia,    rheumatism    and  sciatica. ���������>���������<���������...'  WESTERN CANADA'S  GREAT  20TH CENTURY FAIB  WINNIPEG,  23rd to 28tli July, 1900.  IN  $35,000.00  PRIZES AND ATTRACTIONS  Largely increased Prize List.  Pour full days Racing.  Finest Platform Attractions  ever seen in the West.  EVERY EVENING:     .  Grand Pyro Military Drama  Battle of Paardefoerg  AND  Surrender of General Gronje.  Prize Lists and Programmes free oa application.  ,    IT. W. HEUBACH, General Manager.  Winnipeg,   Manitoba.  A Custom In Spain.  A correspondent from Spain calls attention to the fact that the custom of having  no seats or pews in church still continues  hi Spain. Each person has a rush bottomed sort of priedieu chair, called in Spanish  a reclinatorio. The name of the owner is'  painted on the back, and all the chairs are  kept in the sacristy or stacked in a corner  of the church. Most heads of families send  their servants on Saturday evening to arrange -die chairs for Sunday morning.  Trademarks.  There are reasons for believing that  trademarks are as old as the industry of  mankind. We are told that ancient Babylon had property symbols, and the Chinese  claim, to have had trademarks 1,000 years  before Christ* Gutenberg, the inventor of  printing, had a lawsuit about a trademark  and won ib as early as 1300. The English  parliament has authorized trademarks for  many years past, and the laws of America  have also protected them.  ��������� Comprehensive.  . On a tombstone in an old -New England churchyard there is an epitaph  which never fails to bring a smile to  the* face of the reader:  "To the memory of Ann Sophia and  Julia Hattie, his two wives, this stone  is erected by their grateful widower,  Jamos B. Eollins. They made home  pleasant."���������Woman's Journal.'  It may be only a triSing^cold, but neglect It and it will.fasten its fanga in your  lungs, and you will soon be carried to an  untimely grave. In this country we have  sudden changes and must expeot to have  coughs and colds. We cannot avoid them  but we can effect a cure by using Bickle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup, the ��������� medicine  that has never been known to fall in oaring coughs, colds, bronchitis and all  affections of the throat, lungs and cheat.  1 Jolir-ny Kebs.  Johnny,Rebs, the sobriquet'given by the  ���������oldiers of the TJniou army to Confederates  during the late war cf the rebellion, is said  to have originated in a colloquy between  pickets. The Confederate .soldier objected  to being dubbed by the Union soldier as a  Johnny Bull iu allusion to the countenance  given by Great Britain to the cause of the  seceding states, but submitted to Johnny  Reb without protest. '- -  ANDERSON PRODUCE CO., LIMITED,  WINNIPEG, MAN.  GREEN  FRUITS AND PRODUCE  Highest Cash Price paid for Butter and  Eggs. All mail orders for fruit, promptly  attended.   Satisfaction guaranteed.  Money to Loan  Apply to  NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc. -    i  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted.m Fine catalogue  In the western Islands of Scotland  there is no industry which exerts so  much influence upon, the conditions of  ���������life as the herring fishery.  The Pnrtingr; Injunction.  On. the platform of a small wayside  station a- woman of tlie "country"  type was sending' ber son off to his  "first place." Shi- gave him no end of  advice, and just as he entered the  train she said, with tears in her eyes:  "Now, Johnny, ray lad, don't forget  to say yer prayers" (and in a loud  whisper) "and wash the back o' yer  neck."���������Tit-Bits' '  A PILL FOR GENEROUS EATERS.���������  There are many persons of healthy appetite and poor digpstion who,after a hearty  meal, are subject to niucn suffering. The  food of which they.have partaken lies like  lead in their stomachs. Headache, depression, tt .smothering feeling follow.  One so afflicted is unlit for business or  work of any kind. In this condition  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills will bring relief. They will assist the assimilation ot  the aliment,, and used according to direction will'i-estore healthy digestion.  A Perilous  Profession.  "My son is learning to be an electrician."  "Well, I suppose he knows pretty  well what to do by this time."  "Oh,  no;  he  isn't  half  through  yet  learning the things he mustn't do."���������  ;Chicago Record.  Kismet.  "Kismet," or "kismat," is an oriental  word'taken into the fold of the English  language. It is a variation of the Turkish  qtiismet and the -Hindoo and Persian quis-  mat and dates back to the Aryan quisma.  It means "lot in life" or "destiny" or  "fate" and is one of the most significant and  romantic words in literature.  Beddock,   Jane 11, 1897.  0. C. RIOHAEDS & OO.  Dear Sirs,���������MINARD'S LINIMENT  is my remeny for NEURALGIA. It  relieves at once.  a. s. Mcdonald.  Slissouri's   Promise.  "Within the next five years' Missouri  will startle the world," prophesies  State Geologist Gallagher in a recent  interview, "with the great amount of  lead, zinc, copper, nickel, cobalt and  coal mined in the state. Missouri is  rich in these minerals, the richest of  any state in the country."  Kind Nature.  "Strange ' how nature equalizes all  things," said, the philosopher���������-"I mean  to say that nothing is lost in nature.  What may be lacking here is given  twofold there.".  ,  "Ah,"  remarked  the  novelist,  "how  about the loss of sleep?"  "Just the point I was,going to make.  The sleep you lose over the writing of  a novel is frequently gained by those  -who attempt to read it."���������Philadelphia  Press.           For His Health.  Solitaire���������Aguinaldo seems to be putting on lots of style. A Manila dispatch says he has.gone to the moun-  Fine  50.' illustrations mailocTfree.   Write U3 for ah y-  thinif in Music or Musical Instruments.  Toron to, <0nt., and  Winnipeg, Mao.  Whaley Royce & Co.,  Catholic Prayer g^i^SS?:  ulars, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders re-'  ceive prompt attention, fl, & J, SadUer & CO.jMOElTeat  5S-X-ZXXZXrXI-ZIX-I-IIIT-X-2'X-XiI8  taina to spend the summer.  nal.  -Ohio Jour-  i.i*  QIs 'Absent-mindedness.  A little girl, who was trying to tell  a friend how, absentminded her grandpa was. said, "He walks around, thinking about nothing, and, when he remembers It, he then forgets that what  he thought of was something entirely  different from what he wanted to remember."���������Boston  Christian  Register.  HE   RAN   A  MILE  and so would many a young  lady, rather than take a bath  without the "Albert"  BABY'S OWN SOAP  It leaves I ho skin won dor fully soft  and fre.-h, and its laint fragrance is extremely pleasing.,- - ,       c,  Beware of Imitations.  ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO., Mfrs.  MONTREAL.  MONEY SAVED and pain relieved by  the leading household remedy, DR.  THOMAS' ECLECTRIC OIL���������a email  quantity of which usually suffices to cure  a cough, heal a sore, cut, bruise or sprain,  relieve lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia,  excoriated nipples, or inflamed breast.  Quotations Found.  is  crammed with heaven,  and  bush afire with God," is  Hotel Balmoral,  Montreal.  Free Bus. Am.  P. $1.60 up.   E. P. 11.00 ta.  Old  thought  Justly  Ind fern ant.  Gentleman (rigid teetotaler)���������I  I told you to write to Mrs.  Brown and tell him I was laid up with  rheumatism?  Factotum���������Yes, sir.  Old Gent���������Then what d'yon mean by  telling him I was laid up with gout?  Factotum���������Well, sir. to tell the truth,  sir. it was a most convenient word, sir!  ���������Punch. ���������-,....:.  GOOD DIGESTION SHOULD WAIT  ON APPETITE:���������To have the st nnach  well is to imvti the nervous system well.  Very deli en te are the digestive organs.  In some so sensitive are-tney.that acnios-  pherio cha.- ges ' affect 6hehi.. W hen they  oecome disarranged no Jb.er.ter reirn la-tor is  procurable thau ' Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills Thev wilt assist the digestion so  that the hearty.eater will suffer no in.;on-  venience and will derive iill the benefits  of his food.  LA "TOSCANA,  >' BELIANCH   CIGAH  FACTORY, Montreal  "Earth  every common  from "Aurora Leigh," by Mrs. Browning.  The line, "Gonel and the light of all my  life gone with her," is to be found in Longfellow's "Golden Legend." The words are  supposed to be spoken by Prince Henry  when the heroine Elsie is about to sacrifice  her life for his sake.  "The only way to get rid of your past is  to get n future out of it," is a quotation  from a, sermon by the late Phillips Brooks.  Tennyson was the author of these lines:  Let there be thistles���������there aro crapes:  If old things, there are newl  Ten thousand broken lights and shapes.  Yet climpsea of tho true.  Minard's Liniment Cnres Distemper.  Statistics of accidents show that an  American can travel by rail 72,000,000  miles before in the law of averages it is  Jils turn to be killed.  A Mulio-funy .Cement.  Melt beeswax lour ounces, then add  Indian red one ounce, and enough yellow ocher to produce the required tint.  Use enough to till up boles and cracks  in the mahogany.  There never was, and novpr will  be, a universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������the very nature'of many  curatives .being such that wore the germs of  other and differently seated ��������� diseases rooted  in the system of the patient���������what would  relieve one ill in turn would aggravate the  other.   We have, however, in Quinine Wine,  when obtainable in a sound, unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grievous ills.  By its gradual and judicious use the frailest  systems   are   led    into   convalescence  and  strength by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives.   It relieves  the drooping spirits of those with whom a  chronic state of  morbid despondency and  lack of interest in life is a disease, and, by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing sleep-^-imparts vigor to the  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout the veins, strengthening  the healthy animal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life to  the digestive   organs, which  naturally demand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite.   Northrop & Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and, gauged by  the   opinion   of   scientists,   this   wine   approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.    All druggists sell it.  Minard's Liniment Cnres Colds, Etc,  Here's a Flax Story,   s  The best flax story is now reported  from-'western. Walsh county, where a  farmer raised 2..*500 bushels of flax  from 100 acres of. a ."?750 farm and" is  still spiling it at home at $1.75 a bushel  for seed. A $4..".T") crop off a $750 farni  is pretty swift farming.���������Omemee (N.  O.)- Herald.  LADIES  snoE-  DRESSIN^  IS  UNRIVALED   fOR KEEf!KC(  IH������ tl/STBCR S3FTAH0 PUACLE  res KcsTir sHOEi t.-,t eun toMtnnftTioH^  SBOt OltrSS-NC tACII PAtlfACt  or cieANtit akd a sox or pa*t������  Minard's Liniment Cures Dipitleria.  Before  Ht- Commits  Himself.  Toss���������He'll   never ask   her  to  marry  him     He stauimiirs so awfully. .  .less���������1 suppose the thought of what  he's doing paralyzes bis tongue.  Tess���������No; it isn't that. He stammers  naturally, and whenever he impulsively starts to ask  gives liim time  what lie's doing,  hor his halting speech  to cool  off and  think  .���������Philadelphia Tress.  Minard's Liniment Cures garget In Cow*.  Good  Ear For Tliat Mnsie.  "Tbore's a man who has a good ear  for music," remarked the dyspeptic  man who was bothered by the piano  playing of tbe young woman next door.  "Who, Dumley? Why, he's deaf as  a post." replied his friend.  "I know he is." said tbe dyspeptic  man.���������Philadelphia Press.  i������  vV  \V>  W  vV  ���������������  \������/  w  \1/  \V  vt/  vt/  vfv  \t>  W  vt/  W>  i������  w  vt>  vt/  \������  i������  vt/  \������/  viz  ������/  i������  \l/  ������r  \������>  W  vl/  EVERYTHING ... f  *^-F0R THE PRINTER |  v*>  4>  Sir  v*>  0>  si/  vi/  s������  \V  Wo keep a large Stock always on  hand of  TYPE  PRINTERS'   I  MATERIAL    1  AND |  ACHIIMERY.i  I  ���������v  t  $  t  vl>  sV  vV  4/  *>  \������  viz  VV  \V  <i>  viz  vl>  vt/  vi>  0/  %  vi/  *  We can fit out Daily or Weekly  Papers or Job Outfits on a  few hours notice.  We also supply READY-PRINTS,  STEREO-PL ATES. and  PAPER  AND  CARD STOCK  TORONTO TYPE  FOUNDRY CO.,  LIMITED  175 OWEN ST, WINNIPEG.  ������e������������������6������������������e���������������������������������������������e���������������e���������������������������e���������'  Jp           V&04Z/ 4(M$U P^U*^  interns o^iwttidt^ ~  /l/fatA- /upus -wltmAs -rttbyx owes cutis  -y  EH  m * PUac GRAPE CftCAM OF TARTAR POWDER  CREAM  BAKING  POWDffl  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal   Midwinter Fair  Arold Baking I'owdci    containlngf  ilium.   They are injurious to health  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  TTul. JB. Hn&erscm, Boitor.  t&" Advertisers who want their ad  Changed, should get copy in by  12am. day before issue.  Sub oribera    failing      to   receive     Tin*  Nkws regularly will confer a favor by  uoti  yiug    the   office.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12th, 1900.  Tiie Medical Council of B. C. is  up against the Federated Board of  Secret Societies in a bad snarl, as  the following will show:  "At the second Annual  re-union  of S ciet Societies heid at Nanaimo  , on the   11th day of  August,  1900  o     when   prominent    workers  of the  mystic craft had gathered   together  from the cities of  Nanaimo,   Vancouver,   New      Westntnster     and  i Victoria, an opportunity   was   j re-  t  sented and reference  made  to  the  action of the representatives of  the  British Columbia Medical Association residing at Victoria, in refusing to atte.id the  members  of  the  various secret societies of that city,  It appears -hat the    societies  have  been paying .$3.00  a year  for each  mernher in standing to the medical  officer appointed by   the Lodge  in  consideration of his attendance and  medicines   to   the   members.     No  reason has been   assigned   for the  aciion taken by'the doctors, but it  is assumed by society men that the  medical profession   desired  to   increase the amount   of  sick  benefit  paid by the Lodges   from $7.00  to  $10 00 per week and allow the individual members  an opportunity  of .closing   their  own   physician,  thus  dividing   the   practice  more  evenly among the doctor*?.    On the  other hand, it is claimed by society  men that the privilege of  choosing  lodge physicians, and it   is a practice that the societies have enjoyed  for many   years,   has  proved   the  most satisfactory, both to the lodges  and the n.embers thereof."  The Council is making a bad  mistake in thus bucking up against  the Snrietie-- for reasons quite evident to all, and any arbitrary action on their part will assuredly  led to a sta.euf affairs that m- y  perhaps end in such a radical ie  c .nbtruct on of the Medical Act as  ������������������ to fon-ver remove any semblance of  power or authority from the hands  of a body who are prone to misuse  if  LOCAL ITEMS..  Mr. Purdy is adding to   Stoven-  son <fc Co.'s premises t<> h Id   their  ) enlarged stock.  H< yle, the Great Magician coming 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and  24th of Sept.    Dont fail to see hiti .  A short sketch of the life of the  lxie Joseph Livesley was to have  bten handed in fox publication.  We would have taken great pUas-  li e in printing this but the person  to whom Was entrusttdthe mission  f������r reasons best known to himself  perhaps, failed to give the subject  i i. We much legret that this was  done.  Mr. Joe Stewart informs us that  a pack trail is, being .'constructed  from Willow Creek, near Campbell  river, to the iron mountain, just in  land. A large body of superior ore  is in sight, and adjoining is whit  promunced by experts to be a first  class copper proposition, while coal  is close at hand, the find being  near tlie junction of the coal measures with the mineral bolt. A syndicate have the property in hand  and'   will   proceed   to   develop  at  once.  ���������.������������������_o ~���������  TELEGRAPHIC    NEWS  BI o'< D -ess Go 3d , 3 r , *.;ns  In order to further reduce  our stock in  this line to  make room  for tbe he'-i vy  carnng   stock,  we   offer     some t-pei i. 1  v.ilucs in our best black dves5 geods..  Black b roc he, 35c, worth Socio pieces at 50c, worth 75c.  10 pieces a     50c, worth $1 and Si.r5.  6 pieces blank crcpon, assorted   pattern?,  $*j per dress, worth 58.  6 pieces rrepon,   beeutiful    design   and  fi usli, $8 per dress, reg: $10.  3 only, regular $12 suits. Sale price   $10,  Colored Dress Goods  ij  pieces,   worth   35c.   and.  50c.    Sale  price, 25c.  10 pieces*, worth 75c.    Sale price, 50c.  /���������5-  If you would be up to date secure one  of those Pulley Helts. the newest thing  in   this line, 75c. eaih.  Men's overalls, heavy material,rivetted  75c. a pair.  'i  !  Women's Flam eiette Wiappers just ar-  rired, $1.2.*?.  Waists  Flunnelette Waists, assorted pattern*,  $1.25.  Sheets  3 doz. Flannelette   She t$ 10-4. ., Grey  ancl white, $1 a pair.  Men's: ail wool undershirts and    drawers, special, 75c. ."each.  1 he balance of n,--i.'s stiir.iner   in.i.er-  y*ear at astonishingly low prices.  A windfall in Men's Hannel Shirts.  Twenty Flannel Shirts  sold  regularly  at $1 and $1.25.    Sale price, 75c.  j      Galveston,Texa=>, Sept. 10,���������Five  ) thousand peo2ile killed,   a   city a'-  moet in ruins, the wharves entii-eL  gone, every ocean steamer wrecked,  death   and   destruction   on ���������' every  hand, and a money loss   that can-  not yet be estimated aie the resul s  of the calamiiy that  has befallen  Galveston     The great   cyclone has  left her helpless an!   her st:ick--n  paople are compelled   to   appeal, o  outside for aid.    An accurate com t  of the real   number   killed   in   the  storm will probably never be knov n  No one  attempts   to  estimate  the  damage  of   propert}^.    The   water  works are in ruins and the cisterns  are   blown   away   or   filled    with  water.    No water at hand and ruin  is everywhere.    Electric light  and  telegraphs are all   prosterated   and  the streets are littered with timber,  slate, glass, and every   conceivable  character of debris.    There is hardly a-habitable home in in the  city  nor a business house.    An eye witness saj's last night it was a    common sight to see women and children   emerging   from   their  homes  dazed  and    bleeding,   the   women  sometimes  wading   neck   deep  in  w.iterwith babies   in   their   arms.  City is cut off entirely from outside  world by wire.    Where   one bridge  should have been a big  ocean liner  lay wrecked.    At  Texas  City  the  wharves were   destroyed   and   the  water front for a mile was  littered  with ruins.    The storm commenced  raging Saturday morning   and   by  noon the waters from the Gulf had  inundated the  island,   from   tnere  the waters gradually   rose  on   the  city.    At 9 o'clock   tiie   water  on  Market street was   level   with   tlie  seats in the stivet cars.    The   wind  Ta  "(M-jt (  We can save you money on  household  l'nens, sheetings, blankets, etc.  Half bleached table linen,  regular 35c.  S tie price, 2rc.  Sailor Hats  Balance of Women's Sailor Huts,   15c.  e.ich.  Remnant  100 remnants dress goods at   half the  regular  value.  Ties . c  loo Men's 50c. bow ties going   at 25c.  a tif.  If you want a suit for ��������� vour boy rftme  and loc������k through our stock. If we have*  the sizt* ������e can save you m ney.  These prices are trade  winners   for us  and money savers for you.  STEVENSON" ���������:&��������� GO.  WANTED.  A   NUMBER    OF  PIGEONS   to  purchase.  Charles Scott,  Qua'-terway House, ���������  sl2tc Nanaimo, B.C.  Picture-Framing.  Large   Assortment   of . Mouldings,  Good but Cheap.  HENRY F. PULLEN.  Samples caiY.be neen and orders  left at T. D. McLean's, Jewellery  Store.  Black Diamond Nursery  QUARTER WAY,Wellington Road  Fancy Goods,t Toys, rtc.  HARDWARE; STOVES, PAINTS,  OILS, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE,  WALLPAPER, ETC., ETC.  THE CHEAP��������� STORE 0^ the DISTRICT  MIOMESOH   ft  PERRY.  20,00O. Fruit Trees to choose from.  Large Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Everg-aeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Private A. C. Garner, of Strath-  cona's Horse and formerly of this  place,   was   severe-y    wounded  in  shoulder and thigh   at  Bedfontein  ������n the 4th inst.  ri ached a velocity of 84 miles an  hour and then the instruments  were wrecked.  Later���������The -Missouri, K-.nsat<  ancl Texas relief forces at Galveston  teleyretried that the loss of life  would not be less than 5,000 ai d  might reach 10,000. Damage now  estimated at ten million of dollars.  London, Sept. 10.���������The war   . f ���������  fi e has received a report from Lord  Roberts saying General   Bulhr on  Sept. 8th   attacked   and  captured  the Boer position at tfpitpkopf.    He  adds that the Boers  re're a ted   ov r  a narrow causeway 1 osing heavily.  British   had 13 men  killed and 21 I  wounded.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  sl2tc P. O, BOX,  190.  Another Carload of  IFIILOTTIR, JLTSTTD FEED  The Flour we handle is acknowledged tc? be the best on the  market.     The large quantity we are selling^ c  OUR BEST RECOMMENDATION.  Ooliimtoa flouring  Mills Company.  ENDERBY,   B. C.  APPLES.   PEARS,   PEACHES.   PLUMS  A Large Shipment from San  Francisco Direct  AN IMMENSE STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES.  Another Large Shipment opened out last week  A Full Stock of Groceries.        We give a Cash Discount on >.l] purchases.  WALLER    &.    PARTRIi  HUNGARIAN,  IR1E STAR,  1  TF  nrryra a  wtuii  10-10'  STEMI} BAKERS.  R.P.Rithet&Co.,  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C]  SHOOTING  SEASON - .-lpoo.  -FJ^JLilL*   STOGK   COJ^d:^>XJElTE.  ���������EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SHOOTING MATERIAL-  SAVAGE, WINCHESTER AND MARLIN RIFLES.      GREENER  LEhEVER,   REMINGTON   SCOTT   &   PARKER   GUNS      '  MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL.  SZETItTlD   lE^OiR,   1900 ' O-AJTAILOGKCriEI.  Charles E.   Tisdall,   Vancouver, B. C  /.1


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