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 SaSsSSaSS!  l> '  \  I"  COMOX NOTE1?.  Lnyal Comoxites Hew bunting Wednes  .day in honor of the VVarspite's arrival. The  ship has been Jbcro before, bat most of her  coaaplemeut are -strangers). We are'sure  though, that both officnra and . men will  ' not tail to be aa ^popular as were all their  precleconaora.  Fi'sh(' and gaine aro   very  plentiful  this  season.    An Indian aaught a salmon weigh- ,  ing 80 lbs this week.  1 Mr. Wm, Matheraon and Mr. McMillan, of  i   1 i  lUnion, went out the other uiglit and saw  -,        .    < <���������  two panthers in a tree.    As their guns were  .   only loaded with light charges, they did,not  like to risk a  shot.    Neither  of them  was  , f   i   i    t  '-inclined to  hold watch and  ward' while'"tlie  .' other went for .assistance,'so they abaadou-  edthe idea  of securing i bounty. ��������� It  seems  -.',, sow that'the panthers were coons!  ' ��������� .    . .   *>,       *     '       '  1     '     ��������� ST ' C . '  > Y    ,Somc of the navy people have rented Mr. <  ' -Macdonald's cottage.' Others ,are guests of  ''Mrs, J. B. Iloimesr ' *   ,  li -  K-  n i  V  )  I*'  %  ,The celebrated broncho is living np to his  reputation. A Siwash is his latest owner  and proud of his steed he was till Wednes-  day. Oa that day, he went to meet some  friends when the broncho took fright and  made himself scarce. What's left of the rig  iBn't worth mentioning. However, the Si-  wash escaped.  ���������* r  Glad to hear the pupils of> Comox'who  aro attending High School are doing well.  Leo Anderton u in Victoria and Bessie Mac-  donald in Nanaimo.  ' NOTtCE.     ,  .Applications will be read up   toSeptem-.  bej 20th for the    position of 2nd assistant  of Union School. , Male teacher.  '  Jas. Abrama, /  ���������j        ,"' Secy, to Trustees,  Cumberland Br C . Y y      >  HOTEL AKU1VALS.'*  '     '      *      ''   "       ' '< ' "  Cumberland Hotel:���������D. Burrett, Montreal; H. Bedlington, F. Smitli, H. Switzer,  Toronto;, R. Curry, Mrs. GoesV Nanaimo;  J. P. P.'Malkin; J. H, Renisworth, Victoria; J. Godfrey. Vancouver.   ,  Off the Wires  NO MATTER" what: the   ;sedsbh  there/ is always ���������somethihg,}^anted-;ih-^  small wares.    You can find them   now  - ., ��������� r. ���������''.ll  at the <>' :      ; ^  .. BIG STORE v v %  -o-  , PURSES, from 10 cents to $4.50  BILL-BOOKS.: at 50 cents * * ���������       .    ^    " ' ,   '    >  i 4 i i ^ f.  r PIPES, from 15 cents to $2.00 >,  PEARL BUITQNS, White and Smoked, all sizes Y ;  ; HAIR PINS; from Invisible to hxtra Strong:  DIAMOND pprS^atfJO cents >'' p".(, ' ,.vy    /*      ;  WIBtEIhAIR BBXJ8HES, at25 cents *'    ,\X      .*,     'V "''"\' - ���������'"..'  ' SIDE OOMBSfa NicWs^cft-ment   * '   -*"*��������� "*" ' (- Y.< - ,. t- >  . BE&IfTY PINS/from 5 cents each.  *-  CTJFF BUTTONS, Men's and Ladies*  .y- ' *  ��������� . .*.* ���������-  . '-  COLLAR BUTTONS, all Kinds  BLACK TOILET PINS, 'Dull and Brig-ht  CORSET vand:-SHOE LACES   ,  HOS������:SUPPORTERS, Ladies%and Children's  NEEDLES,.PIIjES, THIMBLES  HAIR COMBS, Steel and Rubber  BTJTTON^HOOKS  KID HAIR CURLERS, and everything- else in this line usually  found itx a Dry Goods Store ^m^amaaaJaaaa.  A NICE LINE OF SILKS AT 25 and 35 CENTS  Simon Leiser,     Union.  wi  , Seattle, Aug.-31���������D L Wilson  agent of the British Government  with important papers for home office arrived here en route to London  from-Transvaal says:���������  "I have no doubt that there will  be a war. I have been three years  in Transvaal and know the leader  of the Boer Government well.  Kruger dpes'not want war, he is  now an. okT man as' such* that he  has not "the control of, the Cabinet  he once had. 'The 'Cabinet is composed of young blood who want independence a'ifd will, not give up  nntil they have either attained it  or have been wiped out of existence  by English' forces!'  , -Toronto, Aug. 31.���������Man named  Ross arrived here from South Afri*  ca where he went from Toronto 23  years ago. News of his death came  three years later and his family  mourned,- for him as dead. He  found his mother on his return and  made himself known to her. He is"  said to be worth1. $60,000. , He left  'South Africa because of expectation  of war.,   ,J   -- " 'iri." i  ^Y.Y^VY"|, . ������-,  Ottawa, Aiiff.^Mr Sifton has de-  1 '      -      r$'jt s  cided to add a.Jthou'sa'nd dollars to  OgilVie's salaryjmaking it $6,000 a  3rear, -a"/'  Esquimalt & Nanaimel  Y ji  vX?  ���������At  Railway  GRAND EXCURSION TO  \ v  ;X?<y.  . ITS ~  . Governments/. ^The - latter*, claims  Nicho)les & Renouf, Ld.  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  , -, HARDWARE, MILL AND MINING MACHINERY,  AND FARMING AND DAIRYING IMPLEMENTS  OF ALL KINDS.  Agents for McCormick Harvesting Machinery.  V$rite for .prices .and particulars.    P. O. Drawer 563.  , chard "who'discribes himself .asGom-  mission   Merchant   from ^Toronto,  Y. Y     -  was-caught by farmer Fred'Brown  of1 Strutsville' stealing chickens.  Butchard and a companion were  in the chicken house when Brown  heard them and they ran off and  got into a waggon. Between Brown  an,d his neighbors with shotguns  Butchard was captured with a waggon full of chickens including  many which Brown identified as  his.    He is awaiting trial.  Paris, Aug. 1.���������A fall of rain this  afternoon permitted Guerin leader  of the anti-Semites to secure a considerable supply of water.  ISLAND,,  ��������� ������������������������������������ M  ���������i ?r.'i������^  hi������i*i'iw>'4^*3  xjm  /',*      ���������   *)-������������i  - '���������- -     ���������-&&&?&  Thursday, y Sept -  .    'J  THe commodious steamer,  "City of Nanaimo," will leave  Union Bay at seven a. m., and  Comox at half past seven, a. m.  for Texada Island. Returning  steamer will, leave Texada/at  Three p. m.^ for Comox anct  Union Bay.  i" i%������8m  isi  :k\������&f*  . \XiW  XI  .31 WJ  i lY*fel  X$-'$$m  yV *m������4*8  Xxm  x LXTm  * AfSBI  '    i���������F:  Train Leaves Union at Half Past Six 'ai/m.V  nectihg with the Steamer at Union Biy#YY^5  4;*  Pari. Union to.TExada. anrj fle'l:ui^nf^.i^f':;.0j(pf  Pa#. Comox to Tfexada^ieiio^piii  ,. <    \.y ,/ -.    ' ' .-a     ' *���������! -  o   . i������'*^i������  ��������� L,r������"jr  L?ff.iY������v������1  pickets]pia^be;had of J.  board the steamer, i    ,  gsgs@������^^'2ss@s������2������������g������2@������ss s^i^gs^egggggs^^sggsgegss  WEItERBROS  Fu-rnitur.e,  ' Carpet^,  Linoleums,    ':.-)  Blankets,  Wallpapers,  Table Linens,  Sheetings,  Curtains,  Matting, etc.  VICTORIA,  B. C.  Crockery,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  .Enamelled-  Ware,  Lamps,  Woodenware,  Bar Outfits,  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS. ������  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS. |  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west of Toronto. |j  Send for our Large.illustrated Catalogue���������Mailed Free. ���������    j They had  been.collected  for  sliip-  %%y3������^������Z^&������^^ ment to  Pawson,  but the freight  London, Aug. 31.���������Gen. Lord  Kitchener of Khartoum cables  to the Foreign office that the Mah-  di's two sons have been killed by  British troops while resisting arrest  at the village of Shuraba.  Victoria Aug. 31���������The charge  brought against Joseph Edwards  the Australian salesman for swindle  and carrying concealed weapons  has been dismissed.  Victoria, Aug. 32.���������It is understood that Robert Jeffrey of Crow's  Nest Coal Co. has closed a contract  to supply the navy at Esquimalt  with 40,000 tons of coal annually  for a long time.  .  Victoria, Aug. 31.���������-A Mattress  factory on Yates St. this morning  took fire in the basement where a  large quantity of hay was stored.  The proprietor's wife fainted, delay  in turning the alarm ensued1 and.  the fire had made good headway  when the brigade arrived. The  factory was gutted and the grocery  s-.ore and Chinese wash house were  destroyed adjoining it. Loss $1,800.  No insurance.  Nickel in the the slot machine in  Morris Cigar Store we seized to-'day  and he will be prosecuted.  Two hundred cats were turned  loose last night at the  outer wharf.  charges were.so high that the owner turned them loose.    -  Nanaimo, Aug. 31.���������% L Allar-  dyce Suwerintendent of the Electric Light Works died yesterday.  He was 34 years of age and extremely popular. He had been suffering with typhoid fever,  Godfrey's Band played to fiv&  thousand people here last night.  The enthusiasm was intense, every  enjoying the finest band in the  world.  ���������~ A *���������-  NEW PUBLICATIONS.  The  August number of that excellent   magazine,   The   Canadian  Home   Journal,   has just come to  hand.    It contains an appreciative  sketch,  accompanied by a  cut, of  Lady Laurier, a   sketch of   Stony  Creek battlefield and other interesting historical and literary  articles.  The Canadian Home Journal is the  right magazine to be read in every  Canadian School and home.  The September Ladies' Home  Journal is a good number. It is, as  usual, profusely illustrated with  good cuts and the matter is all of a  high class.  *'���������*���������.������������������  ���������'���������-.*���������  THE TELLER.  A charming story by the author  of "David  Harum" has reached us  this week.  An unusual  subject for  romance, the hero, a Bank Teller,  falls in love with the daughter of one  of the directors, and the plot  deals  with the difficulties  and comnlica-  tions which ensue in an interesting  and admirable manner.    The story  is published by The Poole Printing  Company, Limited, Toronto, and is  for sale by  all newsdealers,  at the  low price of 15 cents, orwiil be sent  postpaid by the pulishers^pn receipt  of price..  CARP OF THANKS, 7   ��������� ���������**  Mr and Mrs W.B.Walker take thiV  opportunity of expressing their sin*  cere thanks to. the pu-blio in general ',<  for floral tributes and many; other  acts of sympathy, during their Iftte  bereavnaent.'  FOR SALE OR RPR RENT. ;  The. house lately occupied by, Mfw  Chas. Lowe, Fo*" ternjuB, apply to  J^ L. Roe,, Cumberland*  -������������������     ��������� ,..   ,,_.���������-jj. ���������      ��������� m i .J^    ������������������ W.  Notice*  Riding* on locomotivea and  mil*  way cars of   the   Union   Colliery  Company by any  person  or-  per*. '  sons���������except train crew-���������ig Btjictly  prohibited..   Employees, are- sub-*  ject. to dismissal for allowing samex  By order-*  FR-Ajsicia P. Lnxutt  Man agar.  1,1 ��������� ������������������W������������������������"-���������������������������������������������������WW.  &  THE  LARGEST  and. most,Complete Stockof  Musical  Instruments in B.C^  FLETCHER BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria,1 B. GL  P. O. Box 143.  PIANOS, ORGANS/  ���������<;    GUITARS,  MANDOLINS*.  BANJOS,  AOTOHARPSi,  All the latest Sheet Music--  and Folios. Finest Strings*,  for all instruments. Agents?  for the popular Domestic?  Sewing Machines* Need.*-  les and parts for alh ma-^  chines. Send for Catalogue. Nfr  t'4  %  A'  ,1V  V  4 >,-  y "*��������� !  - JLSt- f*i  \'-  STOEEES  TOLD OP  ���������f<S*^<8*-'*><s><$>'S*^^  *  ������*  HEKDEBSON. ||  ���������a  ������*���������  T^ShoTrins the Personal Side of <������>���������  * the. Coming: Speaker. XI.  , A well knit man with the shouldci-s  of a;soldier and the general build of an  i' athlete,' with iron gray hair and a curving, gray military mustache, is David  Bremner Henderson, who is the probable successor of Thomas B. Reed to that  office "with no peer and only one superior." '  There are a few other notable personal  characteristics about this -man who ,has  * made   such   a   remarkable   canvass   for  tbe speakership.     Although  there have  been some fine"looking men on the floor  ,    of the, house during his 16 years as a  member,, he has  always' been  reckoned  r as among tho best of them.   While in no  sensc'dudish in his dress, he is always  ' well   groomed.     His   fine   head,   clear.  sparkling eyes -and erect figure add  the  rest.' ,  Few strangers' in the- galleries  would  ever pick out General Henderson as the  one-legged Iowa veteran.   Yet one of his  /carefully creased  trousers legs conceals  <> a- wooden  limb  with   which   he  patches  t   out thlrstump the field surgeons left him  when, they had- finished "fixing him up"  after the battle of Corinth.  While General Henderson takes a  reasonable, pride in this honorable wound  he is by no means content to bobble,  about on crutches. He manipulates his  wooden leg very skillfully. He even  dances oa occasion, for he is fond of  society.  ' The original amputation relieved him  only of'the foot,"but since then he has-  the table in a roar with their repartee.  Henderson began by saying that there  was one man in the Confederate .army  who, had they been so unfortunate as to  meet, would have left less of him to return home than there was now. Allen  replied that this was true, and they bantered each other on what would have  happened had they met in battle.  Sir. Henderson's personal relations  with the president will be closer than  were those of ex-Speaker Reed. If evidence of this were wanting, it might be  recalled that on,one occasion he wound  up a,speech in favor of the administration with this impassioned outburst:  "And may God bless Little Mack!"  Alfred R. Rowley.  If A BBiVE  yInk'ee  f  CAPTAIN.  Tlie Kind He Wanted.  "Everybody's been taking a fall ont o'  my chickens," he said, "and I want au  injunction."  "You do?" asked the lawyer thoughtfully.  "Yes, sir, I do," answered the caller.  "Been troubling you for some time,  chV" asked the lawyer.  "Pretty reg'lar for nigh onto a year,"  was the reply, "an everybody seems to he  able to stop everything with injunctions,  so I thought I'd have to git one."   ���������  "But 1 don't'believe I deal in the'kind  you want," returned the lawyer.  "What kind do I want?" asked the  caller.  "You want a double barreled injunction loaded with birdshot or salt," replied the lawyer. "Yon ought to be able  to get it at any gun store."  '.'By gum! I guess you're right," returned the old man. as his face lighted  up." "I've heard tell that these here injunctions were mighty effective weapons  in' the hands of men who, knew, how tot  handle them,' but I didn't <iuito get onto'  what they were before."���������Chicago Post.  i How He Won Her.  "Do you think;" asked the beautiful,  stately girl, "that the world is degenerating?"    *;' '  .  The young man who had for month;-  loved her in secret saw his chance. Every time he had ever attempted to s;i,v  anything sentimental to her she switched  him off on to politics or the social problem, but at last the moment for which In-  had longed had come. Drawing in a full  breadth, he replied:  "No! How could the world degonera to  with woman doing so much to run it?  How could the world be otherwise than  better since you have interested yourself  in'it?"  That evening her mother said it would  be all right no matter what papa might  think.���������Chicago News.  A fTiniflli Figr-nt.  A terrible accident happened at the  great, Versailles fair,-in Paris. A careless keeper left the door of the polar  bear's cage unfastened, and the animal  pulled up the trap with his paw and  ft  ���������<���������*> I . <���������>���������  <���������������><���������  <&���������  ������>���������  <���������>���������  <*���������*������������������*>  ���������w Defied Two Gove-riiment������ Until *$���������  ^|     He Received His Just Duet*.      X J  ���������<���������> " <?>���������  ���������<y$><s><������<$><S><S><S><S><������<S^^  I  All the world loves a brave man. It-  matters not whether he does his heroics  on a battlefield or along the narrow,  well- trodden lanes of civilian life. This  accounts for the thrill of emotion which  was felt-, by every one who read recently of the American ship captain who, at a  St. Lawrence river port, defied the combined authorities of the United States  and the Dominion of Canada and manfully fought for the rights of himself and  crew until he got them.  There was a matter of $080.24 in dispute. Captain George Marks, master of  the late schooner Helvetia, claimed that  this amount was due him and the crew  in wages. The owners of the vessel  wouldn't pay, but they did want their  vessel and sent a new captain aud another crew to take charge.  Captain Marks loaded a gun and told  the new captain to come aboard at his  peril. Then came Canadian police officers with warrants. Captain Marks  cleared liis ship for action, mounted his  signal gun forward, aimed his crew and  prepared to repel boarders, just as the  sailors in the half dime novels do.  The Canadian police wore discreet.  Then came detectives and lawyers. Even  tbe state department at Washington ordered Captain Maries to surrender and  seek his redress in the courts afterward.  But the gallant captain was not in the  habit of collecting his salary in that way.  Neither was he awed by official communications. He had said he meant to  hold the ship "until he and his men were  paid, and he stuck by it. ..  The way the Helvetia and -her fighting captain got into this fix is a matter  that began six mouthsr,-ago. The, Atlantic Transport company of New c York  cal police appeared and protested that  the slightest attempts to take the captain  would result in bloodshed, and Kellert returned to Montreal bafiled.  After this fiasco the owners tried to  compromise. But Captain Marks would  have all or nothing, and in the end he  was paid his claim in full. When he  stepped ashore, the whole town of Valley-  field turned out to do hiin honor. They  burned fireworks left over from the  queen's birthday celebration." they banqueted him and' in other ways showed  their respect for the man who was afraid  of neither courts nor governments wheu  he was in the right.  Franklin Prick.  THE  POWER OF  BEAUTY.  Mm.   JDucker's   Fair   Face    Softened    the  Heart of Her Would Be Assailant.  A most remarknblo oaso of conjugal infelicity was revealed ' in a Chicago' court  the other day. Dr. James-C. Ducker, a  professor in the Postgraduate Medical  college, was charged with hiring a mar to  throw vitriol in his wife's face and "s."oil  her beauty." The evidence against him  was so convincing that he was held to.  await the notion of the grand jury.  Charles W. Hill was the prinoipal witness. Ho swore that Dr. Ducker promised  to give him 110 if ho would throw the contents of a bottle in a young woman's face,  and says he accepted tho offer on account  of poverty. Ho did not know at first that  the woman was Dr. Duckor's wife.  He went to Mrs. Duckor's' home to get  the lay of the land. By accident he caught  sight of Mrs. Ducker, and her beauty softened him. Instead of .lying in wait for  her with the mysterious fluid which the  doctor was to give her he wont to hor and  confessed everything.  Acting under instructions of Mrs. Duck-  er's lawyer, Hill  said,   he had  gone on  A DAY'S WORK.  After  It   Was   Done,   He   Enjoyed  "Well Earned Rest.  DAVID BREMNER HENDERSON.  been 'three "times under the surgeons'  .knives, and each time they have left the  ���������leg.,a, little "shorter.  Socially the .-leading candidate for the  speaker's  chair is'  a   great  favorite  in  .^cpng^ess..   There are several reasons for  -���������"'-this.'  In1 spite of the fact  that General  *" Henderson   has always   been   a  zealous  party  man and one  who  loved   to  mix  . in a hot; debate he has a knack of making* and keeping friends..  The colonel often pom's oratorical vitriol  upon  the Democrats of the house,  ' but'" he    is    personally  popular among  them.    In   the  midst.Lofybitter   remarks  'he'takes out much of the siting "by calling  his" political  opponents, "brothers"   in  a  conciliatory tone. '-When-he'has' finished  one of these, speeches, he is likely to be  seen going about on the Democratic side  of  the  house   putting  his   arms  around  the necks of congressmen and  "brother-  ing"   up  to  them  in  a  hearty,   friendly  Way 'that   is   irresistible. ;   Mr.   Dooley  ���������would probably call him a "jollier."  In regard to his title the -New York  Sim said in a recent editorial:  * '.'We call him general, because all his  friends do. We believe that colonel is  th'e highest military title which belongs  to him legitimately. He entered the.war.  as a private, served as a first lieutenant  until his leg went tc-v smash for the sake  of the'Union, and when the stump had  partially- healed he went back to the  front 'as colonel and fought one legged  till the question was settled. Nobody  examines titles very closely in the case  .of a veteran with a record likeY-Iender-  ' son's. General is hone too good for him  for everyday-use." ������������������-.������������������������������������  ���������He is-One 'of the'be'st story tellers in  Washington. He has a fund of canny  "Scotch wit which-has left its impress on  the history of congress. He'.has'always,  been an enthusiastic advocate of the free  distribution of seeds by congressmen, and  -his-constituents have been highly favored  in this regard. His known fondness for  a joke has made him the subject of considerablebanter upon this line, and he  has probably stood- more ridicule upon  the" .free seed, fad ' than any other ������congressman.'-"." ' ���������'       . c  One of Cplonel.- Henderson's postal  .cards anent this topic, .'in a woman's  handwriting, bore.this message:  "John's influence can't be got with 15  cents' worth of free- seeds, but if you  will send a box of hairpins I will look  aftcr him.  His Wife."  ..  Another' communication read, "Why  not let up on seeds for awhile and. send  jackknives?"'  ,t.At  Representative    Walker's  fare-well  .d"������iner',vnear the close of the last session  He was  seated   on   the  steps of  the  , Griswcld  street  side of  the city hall.  Tramp ? Yes.      l  His face was -rough and red. and  bleary. One shoe was a -boot���������pardon  that���������and the other boot was a shoe.  The man's  hat was   brimless and all,  crushed in on top and around his neck  in lieu of a  collar  he had twisted an  old frayed and  greasy string tie.    His  coat was torn and   green brown on the  shoulders, his  trousers  ragged around"  his feet.  He wore no vest and the/cheap  negligee shirt  may have  been  blue���������  once.   Apparently the man was dozing.  His eyes were closed.  But he may have .,  held them tbat way because he was too.  lazy to wink.    He  breathed  hard.    By  and by he opened cne eye half way and  squinted at the passersby in the street.  Finding it'*'not at  all inconvenient to  keep that eye open, he opened the other.  I was easy, and the man emitted a self .  satisfied grunt. .,  Looking down just then he observed'  a bit of  raveling on the left leg of  his  dusty, torn'trousers. He eyed that raveling critically.   He held his head-to'one ,',  6ide and squinted at  it. - Then he held"  his head to the other side  and squinted"'  ��������� atit, again.    Taking a long breath', he  slipped his hand . do\vn'h?s trousers leg.'  His arm wasn't  long' enough  for the  hand to reach  the raveling.   The man  sighed. .,For fully five minutes he gazed  at   that   bit  of  thread. r Then w4ith  a  superhuman effort he inclined his body  and rea'chingdown picked off the ravel- ,  ing.-    It dropped from his fingers to the,  stones and settling back,the man rested ,  his head   against the   pillar and closed ' ���������  his eyes. ��������� Detroit Free Press.  He  Apologized.  'In the case, of "Schmalzberg _vs.  Schnbck, for slander, a compromise was  effected in court, the suit being with--  drawn on condition that Herr Schnock  should promise to beg the plaintiff's  pardon.  The next morning Schnock rings the  doorbell at Schmalzber^'s house.  "Does Herr Schmidt live here?" asks  Schnock.  "No," replies Schmalzberg.  "I beg your pardon 1" say's Schnock,  and he goes", his way rwith a consciousness of having performed a disagreeable  duty.���������Fliegende Blatter. .  FATAL FIGriT BETWEEN BOAR AND HYENA.  walked out into the next cage, where- a  hyena was kept. A ferocious battle began at once, and in spite of all the efforts  of the keepers to separate the animals,  the bear literally tore the hyena to  pieces.  .'������������������ GENERAL HENDERSON'S AUTOGRAPH.  of ��������� congress,     General   Henderson   and  "Private" John Allen of Mississippi kept  Ye Modern   Kni-jflite.  Lord Scroggins he rose from his balmy sleep,  And he 6addled his horse of steel.  He muttered a vow of import deep  As he sprang on his plunging wheel:  "I will speed me east and will speed  me west,  Nor even cease from my Indyo's quest,  Till 1 find her, for woe or weal!"  The ladye stepped from her silken bowor,.  And she was a gay hiydeo!  For naught but a great composite flower  Could rival her braverce!  With her bloomers red, and her knickers tan.  She looked like a link between monkey and man  As she hied her over the lea!  Lord Scroggiris he saw that ladye ride  Astride in her'haughty state, .'    "'  And he airily cried, as he scorched to her side,  "Do I find thee at last, my fate?"  But she wrinkled her nose with a scorn divine���������  "Sir Fossil, avaunt from path of mine I  For the wheal that ! ride is a '99,'        "   '  While thine is a 'OS."   '  ���������Detroit" Free Press.  He  Passed.  Ticket'Seller (at box office)���������On what  account?  Unknown Actor���������On account of the  "profesh." .  Ticket  Seller���������Where are  your credentials?  Actor-I left them at. the hotel, but  that's all right.    I'm the roan who dis-'  covered that new way of saj-ing "Vad  id is it?"  Ticket Seller���������Did you say four seats?  CAPTAIN GEORGE MARKS.  had bought six vessels on the great  lakes.   They  were started down the St.  Lawrence river to make their way round  to the Atlantic coast. Winter came on  and froze them all 'up in the St. Lawrence river near Montreal.  While they lay y there the Atlantic  Transport company assigned, and Ihe'  vessels were thrown ������������������.back on their original owners' hands..: The captains and  crews of the boats were paid off and returned to their homes in Cleveland and  other lake ports,   .  Captain Marks was not so fortunate.  The Atlantic Transport company's receiver ignored his demands for pay and  even cut'off his supplies. Tho original  owners of the Helvetia in Cleveland  would not pay either.  The captain tried at first to straighten  the matter out by correspondence  through the American .consul. Gorman,  at Montreal. But thing's got more and  more mixed. Two months ago the Cleveland owners of the Helvetia sent Captain Parker up to Valleyiiold to. oust-  Captain- Marks and  take possession.  That made Captain -Marks angry. He  stopped all arrespondonce. He declared  somebody owed him $t!80.24. He didn't  care whether it was the Atlantic Transport company or the Cleveland linn, and  lie said he would not give up the ship  till his claim was paid.  The Cleveland shipping firm proceeded  to take legal steps to get possession of the.  Helvetia. They appealed to the Canadian authorities to arrest.Captain Marks  and forcibly remove him from the ship.  In the meantime the citizens of Valley-  . field.' where tlie Helvetia was lying at  anchor, had learned'.of ���������Captain Mark's  trouble and had. e.xtynde.d their .warm  'sympathy. They volunteered to help de-  .fen-d his vessel and.'almost mobbed' the  detective who tried to. arrest him.  At one time it looked as if much' blood  woiild bo shed 'over tbe affair.. Detective  Kellert .sallied forth from Montreal, with  a half "dozen armed deputies, add he  warned Marks that he. had come to take  him, dead or alive.  "All right," said Marks. "Why don't  you come and take me?"..1,-  "I have the authority of; the Dominion  government!" shouted] Kellert, waving  some documents.       ���������---.    ;        ������������������  "The government be blowed!" responded the captain. -..-...���������������������������������  Kellert borrowed ladders from the fire  station and prepared to scale the sides of  the ship. A dozen men on the wharf  seized the ladders and carried them.back  to the fire station, with a threat that if  Kellert attempted it they would throw  him into the water.   The  chief of the lo-  MRS. DUCKERi  with his part of the plot as though nothing  bad happened. Ho met Dr. Ducker according to arrangoment and received the  bottle which was to do the mischief and  his final instructions.  "I don't want to kill or blind her," Hill  said Dr. Ducker told him, "but just to  destroy her complexion, because sho is such  arpretty woman."  Hill said the doctor told him how to  handle the stuff and advised him to practice throwing it so as not to get it in his  victim's eyes, but only on the nose and  cheeks.  Mrs. Nannie Tallis Perry, of St. Louis  claims that she was the first wife of Dr.  Ducker. Sho claims to have evidence .that  he entered into a conspiracy,with n woman named Amelia Wohrman a number Gf  yoars ago to poison Judge Mackay of Louisiana, Mo. Judgo Mackay was wealthy.  The Nvoman was to marry him and then  administer medicine, to bo furnished by  Dr. Duckor, which would cause him to die  of "heart disease." Thon the Wehrman  woman and Dr. Ducker were to marry and  enjoy the doctor's fortune. This plot waa  discovered and abandoned.  JINGLES  AND JESTS*.  Mowinp- tlie Ijnvrn. ,  The man who shoves tho mower  Across the spacious law a  Kow gets up bright and. oarly,  Before the dew is gone.  The noisy thing ho puHh.es  Around and up and down,  Then bolts the waiting broakfas*  And hurries off to town.  When daily task is finished,  To home in haste ho'il go,  Gulp down the waiting supper������       !   ,  And then again ho'll mow.  The nerve disturbing clatter  Proceeds'without delay     . ^  Until the darkness forcOd ,      . *  A rest until next day..-  From side'to side ho's mowing,  From end to end, nnd then  He sees that where he started  ' The" grass has grown again.  Tho mowing knives lie sharpens,  The wheels he soaks with oil,  And where he made beginning  Again he starts to toil.  Ee's at it every morning  Just after break of dawn;  At eve is heard the racket  Of mower on his lawn.  With sleep and peace of neighbor*"  For months he'll now play hob,  For he's just fairly started  .'���������"������������������    On his all summer job.  There's growling, 'mpng the victims*?*  Thoy have no lawns to mo\y���������   ,,.   '  And their dissatisfaction  In' many ways they show. y >..'/ ���������--  ��������� They're scowling at the fellow     y ������������������'��������� ,  Who thinks the grass is'rank,' '.'.  And often they're denouncing  That "blamed lawii mowing crnnk..."  --Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph;  :  Y    A  Havana  Ad. . . *  Here is an advertisement that appeared  the other day in a Havana paper: "This  is without doubt one of tihe factories of  first class and of the most ..universal, credit, and. we affirm that no,"'6ther has -this  credit with more merits, 'by the." good-  nes. intelligency and care-' ehiployed in  the prcparetion and perfection ment (pi  his productions."  Retribution. t  "Say,,    policeman, . e what's   .your  height?'  ' "Six feet four. "  . "What do you weigh?"  '.'Something over 275 pounds."  "And'youlre p as    broad   across   the'  shoulders as two men. ��������� You'lido.   Can  you get off duty this evening?'-'  "I guess so.  What for?"  "I want you to  take this"ticket and'  go to the theater.  It calls for a reserved  seat right  in front of  a yonng woman  who will be there and who  never takes  her hat off."���������Chicago Tribune.  <   The Unfiled Delegate.  A colored brother, elected a delegate  to a religious convention, got a learned  brother to write an address for him.  He received the written document just  as he was "boarding the train for the  convention���������but it was all Greek to  him. As he "turned the manuscript upside down and surveyed it from all  points of the compass he was overheard  to exclaim:  "Heah I is with a $3 address in my  ban' en I can't read itl"���������Atlanta Constitution.  Too Good to Lose.  Hobo���������Say, boss, will yer lend me a  quarter?  Old Gentleman ��������� With pleasure.  Here it is. But how do I know that I  shall ever see you again.  Hobo���������Yer needn't worry. I ain't  goin ter lose sight of such an easy mark  ez yer.���������New York Journal.  Speeded on Ilia Way.  "Seems funny that a messenger boy  could beat the United States mail,  doesn't it?'.-..���������  "Oh, I gnesa ��������� they'..took his 5 cent  "novel away from him and told him he  might finish it as soon as he got back."  ���������Indianapolis Journal. "  Xotlil" BT.  - The higher the character or rank tho  less the pretense, because there is less to  pretend to.��������� Bulwer.  Old  Grouch���������Young  man. can -you  inhale that cigarette?  Cholly���������Why, er���������ah���������yes I  Old Grouch���������Then oblige' me by inhaling it all!���������New York Journal. Vtfm-Vi'frrnniBetmmrtfm.rm.-niri  ?   "  l\  '  )  'T  THE,CUMBERLMD NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  HIS OPINION  WORTHLESS.  He   Wai   Clearly   Not   a   Competent  Jndije of Whitewash.  /'It's a case of whitewash from  be1  .ginning  to end."  exclaimed  the  man  with fuzzy whiskers and shoes^ "which  * -.had large round holes cut in their sides.  ,    "What's a case of whitewash?" asked  his wife, wlio was wiping her hands on  an apron as she stood in the door. t,   ���������  "This whole business," he answered,  f turning to his paper.   "But of.courseil  ' wouldn't expect you,.to know anything  about,it.".., <���������.%,.   >. - ,  "Anyhow," she remarked decidedly,  "I   don't   think  it's  a case  of  while-  - wash."        '  ,   , VOh,~ you don't!"   ,  '   "No. I don't."  "Maybe you've.read some facts on  the situation thaf-haven't been brought  to my,attention."  "Not a word.'!  x'  "And of course.-r'tieing your husband.  - I shouldn't expect you'to take my say  so for it. You couldn't think of relying  ou my opinion in the matter."  "Well, "ordinarily -1 don't know but  what it's my duty to take what you  say about things'as being all'that need,  be said. 1 suppose1 it's my business to  take care that the "uou.se is run right  and look after all the. marketing and  set*'that,'we have enough saved up to  -meet our debts w hi It";., you sit by and  thiuk up the opinions For the family?"  - "Butt his. case is un'exception, is it?  My opinion isn't euough for you this  "time."    i.    . J.    ��������� /    <v    ay  "No: I'm afraid It isn't. 'You remember, yesterday afternoon you got industrious and said you were going to clean  things up. and you got some lime and  some glue and some water and a suit  of old clothes. That cellar wall looks  like a marine landscape done in layers  with, great, rifts of white against * a  background of grimy.brick. It resembles --'a ���������picture of a rainstorm in collision with a starch factory. I'll take  your judgment in a great many things,  William, but you cannot speak for me  on 'the subject you have just mentioned. You are not a good judge of whitewash.'1    _        '         Y  ' ULCEfcKURE Heils't&e Worst Bart-Wire Cuts.--  A Kind Hearted Girl.  He���������So you give me the mitten?  She���������Yes.      . - ' ,  ' He���������And this is all?  She���������1 might .throw in a few moth  balls. . .     '-        "'   ,  ���������     ���������...,']     Not.All EnelUn.  ' Little Miss  Wayup'p���������Is your butler  English?  Little   Miss  clothes is.   <  Highupp���������N-b,   but   his  "Do you  Miss Dolly?"  "Yes.  indeed;  gloomy  '   Dismal Joy.  enjoy  Uauptmann's 'plays,  ii-  they  are so cute and  SPRAINED BACK!  i  Mrs.  Guelph,  "  Street,  Kidney  Important to Damaged Wheelmen.    *  Griffiths' Menthol Liniment is a complete repair kit for damaged wheelmen,  ic removes tbe kink in tne muscles, and  soiene^s after a lontr ride,aod~isuf speoial  value for Sprains, Bruises, etc.'* It relieves  the pains and aches the minute applied.  All druggists, 25 cents.     ,  STo Trouble.   /"   ; '  "Did   you   have  any   trouble  about  your vote while you were at borne?''  "No, suhi"' answered' Mr.' Erastus  Pjjikley. "1. didu' have no trouble. I  jes' stood on my dignity/   I picked!out  ' my caherdate;- and* when de 'spute  stall ted P-said' dill ef dey won!-in* 'lei  me vote fob him \\ wouldn' vote foh no-  "bod'y."       " '-,     '   "       "      *���������  ��������� A ChicnKo <A riitocrat.  VMIss Bunk must be a thoroughbred;  she lias such a lofty, -, scornful carina ge." '-   '    - ��������� '  "Oh,  I don't^know!. ,Some girls get  tliat air'by refusing* to "liclp their moth-"  ers with their- work."    .���������.   ���������    ,.,..   .  SLEEPLESSNESS ���������When the nerves  are unstrung aud. the -whole1-hoJy^iven  up to wretchedness, when" the mind is  filled with gloom and ai-mal forebodings,  tne result ot derangement"of une digestive  organs, sleeplessness comes io add to the  distress. If only'the subject' could sleep  there, would , be oblivion for a while an^L,  temporary ' relief.;' Parmelee's--"Vegetable-  Pills, will not onlyinduce sleep, but will  act so beneficially that the subject will  wake refreshed and restored, to happiness.  u  \  o      , 3Iusic on tli������-  15attl������ Field.  ,, Tlic< first use cf field music which'we  have' absolutely ��������� authentic information  was^atltlie battle-of Bouvines, that vil-  ������������la*ie'~of'-'French " Flanders" where the  French'have won no fewer than three  victories���������-Philip ^Augustus dofeatihg Ot-  fto IV'.'of GcVmany there Irn 1214, Thilip  of'Valois defeating-the English there in  1340, .while in 1784 the French defeated  the Austrians at the same place.    It wa's  .���������at Bouvines in 1214 that trumpets sounded the signal for the victorious French  charge,' the''first authentic instance of  a 'command given (by a trumpet call.  A Matter of Taate. .    ,  1 "I notice that-'in a certain eastern  school   district   the   teachers', bicycl*  skirts are barred."',- ' / ".      ' V-   ���������   * v  "Well, I think 1-Iike'*ern narred fully  as well as 1 do spotted."���������Jr'laln Dealer.  S. Horning-, Glasgow  Ont., says: f'-Dcan's  Pills are grand. I have not tieen ill since  taking them, which was over a year ago  last winter, and can g-ive them my warmest  praise; for they restored me to health after  -"5 years of suffering-. Twenty-five years  ago I "sprained my back severely, and ever  since my kidneys have been in a very bad  state: ' The doctors told me that my left  kidney especially was in a very bad condition. A terrible burning pain was always  present, and I suffered terribly from lumbago and pain in the small' of my back,  together with other painful and distressing-  symptoms, common in kidney complaints.  I could not sleep, and suffered much from  salt rheum.  "When I first commenced taking Doan's  . Kidney Pills I'had little or no faith in them,  but I thought I would try them; ,and it  proved the best experiment I ever made.  I had only taken two boxes when the pain  left my back entirely. Three boxes more,  or five in all, made a complete cure.  Y* After 25 years' of suffering from kidney  disease I am now healthy and strong again,  and will be pleased to substantiate what I  have said, should anyone wish to enquire.'*  Laxa-LIveP "PIUS are the most  perfect remedy known for the cure of Constipation, Dyspepsia* Biliousness and Sick  ,Hcadache. They work without a gripe  or pain, do not sicken or weaken or leave  any bad after effects.' .  Exchange of Courtesies.  Continuous Celebration^ *  "Did you hear "what Reginald gave  Lucretia for a graduation present?"  "What was it?" <���������*   -     "   .     - X  "A commutation  ticket on a "down  town soda fountain.",    ��������� ,-*       .*      , 1  v  John Wii* All lti������l-r.  A clergyman who has a small farm  was walking round, superinlending.when  he came up to his plowman, who wa-  resting his horses.    The clergyman said:  ".John, could you not bring ati old  sickle and cut away the weeds in this  corner while you rest the horses?"  ���������John said:  "Master, couldn't you take a bag of  them mixed seeds into the poolpit wi'  jou and sort 'em while they're singing?"  John always breathed his horses as  well a* himself after that with nothing  said.  '--   ���������   : -  Not. to Be Th'ons-ht.Of.   -.'������������������/  '   "Bathe In the ocean!'' 'cried tlie pure4  water crank.. ..',.,f' ''-'   '  "Of course*;", why not?" 'l. '*"'   X". *  "Why, It's never been filtered or boll-*  ed." ���������        .        '  '  -  Minard's Liniment Cures Danlrnf.  Glvino; Fnme a,Chance. ,  "Don't worry. Scribbs. you'll awake  yet aud find yourself famous."  "If I could believe thatvrd go to ben  and stay there all the time."���������Chicago  Record.  ')  " Prison Warden (to prisoner on his  discharge)���������And nowylybope that you'll  ���������lead a. respectable life''and become a  useful member of society. ������������������*' Y '.  Discharged������ConvictrrTtj&ank you,' sir;  I " wistr" ttfe^sanie". t<fc '-yToii!���������Un'sere  GesellschafV r. *V ' *-^-"  A  Poms I hie  Connection.  f'itts��������� Whert* did that saying. "You're  ���������1 lobster.".originate?  .  Kates���������I   don't   know.    Where ^we-e  you born?���������Philadelphia North Amen  can  , INFLAMMATORY RHEUMATISM.���������  Mr. S. Ackermuu, commercial traveller.  Belleville, writes: "Some years, ago-I  used Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil for inflammatory rheumatism, and three bottles tffected a complete cure. I was the  whole of one summer unable to move  without crutches, and every movement  caused excruciating pains, l am now out  on the road and exposed to all kinds of  weather, but have never been troubled  with rheumatism since. 1, however,  keep a bott e ot Dr. Thomas' Uil on hand,  and I always recommend it to others, as  it did so much for me."  ULCERKURE���������Swilt Cure lor Poison Oak or l?y.  Minarfl's Liniment for sale eyerywhsre.  Tb������������ .TafFii <*;i������t������> ut .Ti*ru*:il������Mit.  The archaeological world is thrown  into a state of great pertuibation over  the approaching visit of the 'Emperor  of Ciermany to Jerusalem- It would  seem that the Sultan, in his zeal (0  make things agreeable, threatens to p"H  down the Jaffa gate and a part cf the  nncien' walls, so that tlie kaiter may  make hiB( entry into the Holy C ty on  lu-rsebaclc. The Jaffa ...gate, although  very ancient and picturesque, is exce^d-  ���������ii.gly narrow aiid quite inadequate���������at  least to the' mind of the Sultan���������for the  ' occasion in question.  English  I.������w������ :-s to Shl|>wru<:ks.  law allows in case of 'shipwreck damages to ?he extent of v-io  per person if no life is lost and ?75 in  case of such a loss- French law, om ihe  other hand, does not recognize any responsibility- on the part of steamship  companies. ....  Unkind   Slur.  Mis Slimdiet uo new boarder)���������Did  you sleep well last night, sir?    .  New Hoarder���������Not' very. Mrs. Slim-  diet. Thai bed i-Minuded me so much  of home that I fell sort o' homesick.  Mrs. Slimdiet���������Indeed! Where is your  borne?  New Boarder���������In the Rocky mountains  Free and easy expectation immediately relieves and frees the throat and lung������  from viscid phlegm, and a medicine that  promotes this is tbe best medicine to use  for coughs, colds, inflammation of the  lungs and all affections of the throat and  chest. This is precisely what Bickle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup is a speciflofor,  and wherever used it has given unbounded satisfaction. Children like it because  it Is pleasant, adults like it because it relieves and cures the disease.  Bnilt That Way.  "The worm will turn," she said.  1 ."Of course." he replied.   "The worm  is built on a plan that makes turning  comparatively easy.    It's more or less  of a turn itself."���������Ciiicacro Post.  More Than Likely.  Mrs. Figg���������I ought to go to that club  meeting this" afternoon, but I can't get  up enough energy to start." *  Mr. Figg���������Would it help you along If  I we're to tell you not to go?���������Indianapolis'Journal.  A lady writes: "I was enabled to remove the corns, root and branch, by the  use of Holloway's Corn Cure." Others  who have tried it bave ther same experience.  ' , '  Onl---Proclamations of   Dictatorships.  "You're for expansion, .aren't you.  Ifiniellne?"  "I don't know. Have the Philippines  auy literature we shall be.expected to  keep up with?'-  Pour Girl.  "She^���������Oih) please don't tease me to  sing. I'm so hoarse to-night that I can  hardly -make   a   sound.  He---Yes, I know. That's why I  think this would be a good time to have  it over with- .   :    ��������� . .  ,    '  Thug���������I  , A   Rush.  say, is it true this, here-electrocution is painless? :   Prison Warden���������Yes: but you'll have  to come early to avoid the rush*.���������New  York Weekly. '������������������-,    ���������..     .-...  THE FLAGGING ENERGIES REVIVED.���������(Jonstauc application to business is a tax upon the -anergics, and if  there be not relaxation, lassitude aod depression are sure to intervenp. These  or me from stomachic troubles. The want  ot exerui.-e briiius on nervous irregulari-  ti s. and the stumich cta-es to assimilate  food nroperly In. this eondi ion. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills wih t>e found a recuperative of ra*-e power, restoring the  organs to healthful action,, dispelling  depression, a^d reviving the flagging  energies.  Completed the Combination.  "I once bought a_$ 13 vest on Friday."  "Did it bring you bad luck?".  "Oh. no;T broke the Wodoo by never  paying    for    the    vest."���������Indianapolis  Journal.   . ���������:  Like.MixliJ.gr  Dough.  "The more 1 pull this.molasses can  dy," said the little girl' at the waifs'  party,   "the  darker   it   gets*.    But   my'  bauds is gettin awful clean."���������Chicago  Tribune.  1 ������������������ .'LM   1 '  Inar(i's Liniment Relieve. NenraMa.  A Reporter In Luck.  City Editor (hurriedly)���������Any thing new  about'that suicide in the St. Fashion  hotel?--'-  . Reporter���������Not much. The man was  a stranger, about nay size. Shot himself with a 32 caliber revolver. Had  on a dress.suit at the time. The body  has been taken to the morgue.  City Editor���������'Rout your size. That's  lucky. I want you to report a big society wedding in an hour. Rush around  t.o the morgue -aud ask the keeper to  lend you that dress suit.���������New York  Weekly.  He \Vvl* Wine.  -"Such-an insult!"'she exclaimed.  "What-?" he asked.  "Why, you know what long, hair  Brown, who married Miss Smith today,  always has had?"'  "Of course." .  "Well, just" before he became a benedict he had it cut short. Just "think  of the natural inference."���������Chicago  Post. ..''-' - '  Sprains, Strains and Injiiries of the  Baek often cause Kidnez Trouble.  1  DOAN'S KIDNEY FILLS THE CURE.  i  Here is the proof:���������  (Trade-Mark.)  use ALBERT soap.  If your fancy is for a Tar Soap you,  will find the best in our  MASTER JECHAfllC'S  EXTRAORDINARY, ii  Sold at all Drug Stores.  I EDDY'S....  ������*���������  ae  TELEGRAPH MATCHES  ������- FIRST in 1851  f  ;4  '*  4  Y    i|  ..yJ  f!  -������6-    FOREMOST in 1899 %* ;M  The MOST of the BEST MATCF.ES  for the Least Money.,  h COUNT THEM FOR/YOURSELF AND SEE.  *^}^**?V2*5^2^l^2>?V2^i^i^A^A^<2C?^ vAv ^cvA*r?i^i^;*f^A>rviv ^fJif^^  * r  ;'<>>??  ^  &  HIGH, ���������  Carriage*,   TO  Sm.  CRADE��������� PLOWS, ^SEEDING   MACHINES,  Bge������,   TiVatjoiis,  Barrows, Wimlmlllg,  COCKSHUXT PLOW CO., Winnipeg.  BRITANNIA, UEAVEB and BUFFALO  are   the   finest     rpp ������ q, packed.   Put  India and Ceylon   1 CAo -- , , up by  MACKENZIE & MILLS, WINNIPEG.  LUCAS, STEELE & BRISTOL  Importers'of, Groceries  WlitB US. Hamilton,Ont.  Clrcle'Teas  *L. S. & B. Coffees  I. S.'& B. Extracts  Ii. S.&B. Spices  Whafs in g name ?   A rose 'by/my  other name would smell as sweet "X  "    ��������� Shakesi?ea.beI*v  -1' yf. '���������>  ��������� -vA*i  XM  I.EST YOU   FORGET:���������Write for Prioef  on Cream Separators, Gasoline Engines, Tread  Powers, and everything used in the Cheese  Factory, Creamery or Dairy. If you have ten  cows,one of our Hand Separators WILL SAVE  its cost the'first year. . ; <,  ^V-ri/t/ ^ 6 ������ <&������  Winnipeg.  FIRE, LIFE, MARINE INSURANCE.  The Canada Accident Assur. Co'y, a clear  and reliable policy giving indemnity for total  ' or partiaLdisablcniont without extra charge.  The   American   Surety   Co'y,   the    largest  / guarantee company in tlie world. '  3 45 Main  St.,        -       <-        Winnipeg-.  PERSONALITIES.  What'He Wan Looking For.  Lady���������So you are looking for a  square meal, eli?  Tramp���������No'm; I'm looking for a  round one.  Lady���������I never heard of such a thing.  Pray what is a round meal?  Tramp���������One dat hasu't any end to it.  mum.  C. B. Barker of .McRae, 'Ga., has  given"$10,000 to Mercer university of  .Georgia for general purposes.  tMascagni's fathei*, who was a. journeyman baker till his son wrote "Ca-  valleria Rusticana," has just died at!  Leghorn.  Congressman Hopkins, says ex-  Speaker Reed, "will never again be a  candidate for any public office unless  it may be for the presidency."  Harriet Lane Johnston, a niece of  President Buchanan, and once the  most beautiful belle in America, is living in retirement in Washington.  Bishop Ryle of Liverpool, who,  though in his eighty-fourth year, is one  of the most combative of British prelates, is about to resign owing to ill  health.  General Joe Wheeler's pet military theory is that the American soldier has no equal. He has collected  statistics from all history to prove this  and has all his figures at his fingers'  ends.  Ralph Home of Philadelphia, who  was 15 years old when he enlisted last  February, with the consent of his  father, is now in the Philippines, a  momier of the Twelfth United States  infantry.  The Rev. Dr. George Dana Board-  man of Philadelphia and his wiie will  soon start on an extensive tour of foreign travel. They will spend some  time in India,' where . Dr. Boardman  was born.  Rev. Dr. William Howe of Cambridge, Mass., founder of the Boston  Broadway Baptist church, Is the oldest  clergyman in the Bay State, having  just celebrated his ninety-third birthday.    He Is in good  health.   ,  Glaus Spreckels. the sugar magnate,  lias spent many years in scientific  study and: has become an expert electrician. He will himself superintend  the erection of the great electric plant  lie is to put up in San Francisco.  Lord Rossyln, though a bankrupt  and therefore debarred from bis seat  in tbe house of lords, is trying to get  up a limited liability stock company  to manage himself,, his estates and  assets, after the model of the'Lord and  Lady' Warwick company.  Zola once accused the late Fran-  cisque Sarcey of criticising plays he  had never seen, or seen only in part.  Sarcey replied that he never criticised  a play until he had seen it three times,  studied the leading parts and marked  the effect on the audience.  There is a  *  ������������������   ,  . * '-' r.  ~t-7-.;  pood  deal  in  a  name  *f -<:  the name.  is  -  ' * ';  fi *���������"  i  ''���������>.!1  WHITE STARS  'That  means a jjtiai-antee of PtJrIT"!?V,J.'^  'and EXCELLENCE.'^ ' V.'t\ " --J-^y  WHITE STAR BAKING POWDER  >*,< r ' '       -* '(f^t'f'jf'"1* ,S"*  Is everywhere in, this country.' Once used'Y I S"J.  ��������� it is a continuous'favorite.   .>* Y^t '"���������v^^*v  m  1  ., He knows,    ,  His patron knows,     ,  t  and  everybody   knows  that  this  can  contains  the   purest,   best,   and  most   delicious   Coffee  that expert buyers ��������� can  procure.,' It's ,  Chase & Sanborn's  Seal Brand Coffee,  that's the reason.  W. N. U. . 33������  RAINY RIVER NAVIGATION GO.  S3&  worms derange the whole system.  Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator deranges worms, and gives rest to the sufferer. It only costs 25 cents to try it and  he convinced.  Steamers Keenora, Edna Brydges, City of  Alberton.  The steamer Keenora will leave Rat Portage  every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9  p. m. for Fort Frances, Mine Centre, and all  points on Rainy River and Rainy Lake. For  rates, etc., apply to any Canadian Pacific Ry.  ag-ent or to���������  GEO. A. GRAHAM, Manager,  Rat Portage, Ont. mm  ���������ggggECW-^*LIX-JJ^-U.-.~J~Ll^^  I ���������;  ���������JLl-JLLW IIWWHWWW^  musuam  l*MM  M't-. "������������������������! m.'i'j:  THE    CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M. E, Bisseitt Editor.  The ^olutnns of T������p Ij'gws are open to all  - j-yho wish (o express therein views on mutt-  ipa of public jnfcerftst.  Wj^jite we do not hold ourselves  responsi-  l*".e for Jhe uttiei anjeejj of porres-jondeatsf wa  .reserve   the right    pi   flecliuiag  to insert  ooijji/fiuuic^'-.ionfl unn^peaaarily personally.  ��������� &? Advertisers who want their ad  ff*r������n^4f 0*014)4 ggt gppjr \n by  |.9fi9. gay before isBue.  ���������^HHsnow  mj.'.1  /SATURDAY, .SEPT:,   2nd, 1899.  Jjb   10   high   tjfme ������hat   6omeone  should protest aga^nsf f-he cpn,dition  jh which thje Government js allowing Qourtenay Bridge  to  remain.  Tup sfrpit gpan   bends fujly eight  , jnches unp-er a light, rig and even a  4pg runpipg across it  will  shake  ��������� $b,e whoJe structure.   There is paore  traffic, over line Ponip*^ road ;than  oyer any other in the district.   Everyone knows the. farnaers have Ito  gross \$ each week with loaded waggons.    It wpujd npt be ip the featt  surprising to hear of some fa,tal ac.-  pjflient  any time.   A   survey   has  beep made and we hear, tenders called  for a new bridge.    It will be  'some months before a  new bridge  pan be built.    \yhy in the name of  common sense .cannot the Govern-  men| agent see that some temporr  ary repairs are $one iQ. the meantime?"  Are, (ihe authorities waiting  .$ill  som^ one is  killed to exclaim  "Wlitajb' a pity!   If   we had   pnly  known"  and such like  useless regrets?    Why not expend  some of  the road grant \o repair  the bridge  and  perhaps save   someope's life?  It is simply disgraceful -;to ..neglepl^  to mMe* so (6'irig: '\  000000X00000000000000000000000  0  0  ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  Observations g  JJOSPITAL BENEFIT CONCERT  PROGRAMME  (Jlobe Act."... goyarra.  Song 4<The Church Across the Way"  ................ Mr Richards  SoNp^Thy Sentinel Ana I" Mr Hicks  ;6pNG <'The Storm JCing" Mr. Purely  "Hand Balancing; Arneldo  4S0NG "Anchored" Mr Dobbs  goNG. --When Murphy   Broke  hisPledge"...... Mr Segrave  (Encpre) "Gilhooly's Supper Party"  JUng; Ac**- Zqyarra and Arneldo  Piahjp Sqlq Mrs Anderson  3pi*G "Ju.st as tjheSup Went Down"   ,.  Mr Purdy  Selections on the Phonograph.  Parce  "Joey   and   Snowball"  by Zpyarra and Arneldo  Owing to the heavy rain the audience was smaller thap usual.  However, a fair sum was realized.  (Space forbids particularizing, but  it may be said the program was  very well rendered. The audience  y seemed to thini; Mr. Seg rave's song  the best by the way they encored it.  Comic songs usual! take better than  any others. But there is no doubt  $ha v Mr. Hicks' song was a eplen-  . did effort in a different line. There  aye few voices in the province tp  equal that of Mr. Hicks'. "Just as  ������he. .Sun Went Down"1 is a newso-ng  and a fine one. The selection? on  Mr. Segrave's phonograph were  much appreciated, as also was Mjs.  An4^rson?s piapo solo.  THE TRANSVAAL.  A writer in one of the late  magazines gives us a glimpse of the  'other side of the question' in the  Tranevaall trouble. He takes the  ground that if Ireland were overrun by French workingmen who  insisted upon being governed by  French laws, refused to^have their  children taught English, refused to  pay an income tax and then appealed to the French Government if the  English tried to force obedience, we  would have the Boer idea of a pai������  allel case to the Transvaal difficulty.  Of course, there remains the fact  that the Uitlanders were invited into the country and promised equal  rights with the Boers. As regards  retaining their own language, if it is  just they should be allowed to do  so���������and the British Government is  backing up this claim among others���������how much more have the  French in Manitoba the right to  demand    that   their   children   be  o    taught their own language? For,  after alii the French were settled in  the Prairie Province long before the  English settlers came in.  .     * '   o  The writer referred to goes on to  say that he has no great admiration  for the Uitlanders as a class and  he holds them inferior to the Boers.  This statement may be open to  question, even when coming from  an authority like Mr. Stead. But,  even admitting them ������to be much  given' to idleness, drinking and  gambling, they still have a right to  be treated fairly.The principal grievance they have is taxation without  representation. But if they refuse  to undergo the conditions of naturalization laid down, by the Government of the country in which  they live, can they expect to have  the franchise -extended to them?  The dynamite mohoplyis certainly  unjust & an evidence of corruption  in the Boer government.Still it is a  matter concerning the, Transvaal  alone, and we cannot see that Ene--  land has any right to interfere with  the internal policy of a foreign Gov  crnment, at least so long as the  law of civilization are not infringed upon.  * *  *  The root of the whole trouble  seems to be that the Uitlanders  will not   consent   to    amalgamate  o  with the people of the country into  which they have immigrated or even submit to the laws. They go into a strange land and instead of  conforming themselves to the customs of the peoplaof that land, they  want to revolutionize everything to  suit themselves. With English disregard for the feelings and ideas of  others, they arbitrarily demand  that all shall be arranged to suit  them. They expected, and not in  vain, that the British Government  would back them up in ,, their in-  surbordination just because they  are English. Brittania scolded  Jamieson, the lawless raider, in  public, but she will make him a  member of Parliament in atonement  for the past.    Brittania dearly, loves  Justice dressed    in    English  gaib. It is the fable of the Wolf  and the Lamb over again.  I imagine  tjhat  thinking is  the  grea't desideratum of the: presentage  and ������be parise  of. whatever is.' done  ftin.is,s. may  justly be  reckoned the  general   neglect   of   education   in  thqs.e.   w.hp   need it mpst, the people of   fashion.    What   can  be expected  w-fyere  those who have  tlie  jpflst influence have the least sense,  apcl tjho,H,e   who,  are sure to  be foi-  ]p,w������$.se| the worst example.-Bish-  pu. Berkley.  ON     FAINTING.  A  writer  in Cprnhill  Magazine  remarks on the decline of the fainting  fashion   among persons'of the  female sex.    If  one reads  a novel  written,  say  50 years ago, one is  struck  with  the  multitude of occasions upon   which it used to be  considered   the  proper thing  for a  well-bred  young   lady   to go into  hysterics or faint.    Those who havs  read "Great Expectations"  will remember the frequency with  which  Mrs Gargery fainted���������after she had  finished.giving poor Joe a piece of her  mind. Then again in Handy -An* I  dy, we recall the widow Flanagan  (who had prepared to make herself  comfortable for the fit) exclaiming  to the chemist boy, "Get out o'that  you dirty cur, can't you let a lady  faint in peace and quietness?"  Fainting, even at the'appearance  of a mousel has gone out of f .shipn.  The bicyclje and outdoor spoi is generally, a rcf responsible in good part  for this. No young lady could  faint on a bike with any degree of  comfort. Besides girls may be getting a little more sense.  However, if it is out of   date to  faint, tears are still in vogue.    Copious showers are quite the thing  on  Commencement Day and such  like occasions.   If you are not prepared to do the 'onion  act' extempore, you are set down as u "hardhearted, unfeeling wretch."    It is a  very difficult problem to solve why  this is so.    Perhaps   girls  like to  make people believe they think a  lot of them.   Women like to please,  and there  is surely no higher compliment than  to make one believe  one will be missed when one is gone.  Say what you will, it is flattering to  have a crowd   around   you   with  handkerchiefs and all that sort  of  thing when  you  are going away.  A part   of it may  ba  put on,  but  then some of it���������even if only a.little���������is real. ,  But afterwards, when childhood  is past and one is out on the ocean  we call life, the storms ��������� are too  mauy.and tears too precious, to be  wasied.on the - liitie breezeB that  ruffle the bosom of.the mighty sea.(  Union Brewery*  pPEsh Lager Beer J^Sl^KSvi^  8TEAM���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading to  conviction  of  persons witholding or destroying any kegs  belonging to this company.',,  HENRY BEIFELt   Manager.  THE NEGRO PROBLEM.  The greatest.problem that the American. peoprle"haTe to face is'the; future of  the negro population. Canadians, get but  a faiuUidea of tbe condition* pretailing  in the South from the telegraphic 'report*  of lyuchings. The newspapers of the  South and those of cities m sta.teB bordering on. the South contain -accounts of  many brutal crimes of negroes followed  by swift "punishment by. mobs qf white  men that are never telegraphed to the  Canadian^papers. In many cases the  crimes' of/the; negroes" are ...too.- horrible,  for description'; -but. -on .the other-baud,  they are -often*''lynched for tririal offences, and. sometimes an innocent negTo  suffers instead of a guilty one, on,account of a white mob's haste to find  some one to .punish for a crime that  shocks the community.  The fact is that some of the negroes  of the South are not far removed from  savagery. There are many races of negroes in Africa, some of them far superior in intelligeuce and civilization to others. The slaves of tbe Southern state*  were not all from one tribe. Some of  them belonged to the most savage races  of Africa, while others were of a very  high type. ' Most of the negroes seen  in Canada are of the better class. There  is almost, if not quite, aB wide a difference between the whites of the South a*  there is between the negroes. Many of  the white families of the South are highly educated, intelligent and refined, but  there is a large class of illiterate whites,  who are not very much above the negroes in the scale of civilization. Some  of  the leaders  of  the     colored    people  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Skkvices h  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hour's- morning and evening  Epworth   League meets at the close of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor  ST.  GEORofc KESBYTERIAN  CHURCH. - Services at, 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday School, at" 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C.  DodPs, pastor.  St. John's Catholfe Church���������Rev.  J. A. Durand, Paator. &ta*a oa Sundays  at, 11 o'olooka. m. Sunday School ia  the afternooa. ?  For Your Job  Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE PRINT  < *  Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill  Heads, Envelopes, Business  CardB, Shipping Tags, Posters  Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars  Funeral Notices, etc.,  AT  VERY    LOWEST   PRICES  ^^^^^SJ?^^^^^  Cumberland  Hotel r  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND     SECOND     STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.     ,  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  v When in Cumberland be sure  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, First-Class Accomoda-,  tion for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection  with  Hotel.  INSURANCE.  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day,  PURE MILK.  .   Delivered dailyby us in Cumberland  and Uniori;   pive us a trial.  HUGH GRANT 9c 80H.  I am ageat for the following' reliable  companies:.  The Royal Insurance Company.  The Loadoa and Lancashire..,D  ���������  James Abkams.  In a'continuance of the present agreement for three months to .September 30,  1809. in regard to the. pay and allowances . -of a detachment rof .Royal,  marine artillery,. stationed at. Esquimalt,  ,$12,000.   <;--v   t-.'i.'-rv"   ���������������*���������'���������-.���������}������   x,.->.iT-.'        I  To '-provid* for-the new,, agreement  -with'' 'the' -������-;ir'"department' v for" ''nine  months from-October 1, $97,000.. .The  amount of $87,000, the'Minister explained, was required under the terms of the t  following new agreement, made with the  Imperial office, to take effect on October  1, 1899. The Dominion government ia  to pay:  - One. half the cost of the Imperial garrison of 320 officers and men, say ������21,-  000. ,  One half .the primary charge* for tbe  barracks accommodations for the men,  ���������ay ������ 12,000.  This amount is, to be charged to capital account, and is to be charged for  this year only.  To continue to pay as at present the  whole cost of maintenance of the local  militia, and the militia to be subject to  an annual Inspection by the Imperial  officer commanding at Esquimalt' or  the Lieutenant-General commanding in  North America, ������9,345. Total, ������42,845,  or $208,512.  obooooooo 0000000006  0   ���������  -                           c              *  0  0 ���������.  ���������   ��������� - ,  ���������0  0 1  B] SJVA mVk ���������  IBJi O  0   1  ,1 TTQpT  T ������  p J  a-J-1  V Cl     -1  J 0  ������o. ���������  ���������laV   V   \v m  f   ,0 :  0   '  .   fc  f.      O,,  ���������o, -  f-1     (                 "���������^  ���������'o;  0  Y            -   >  0  Teaming  ii  ui   Luv_ 4C���������Vi&ia  ���������,.  ���������      ���������    ������������������������������--     .Contribution -towards tbe pay of gar-  strongly  favor wholesale  emigration  to I riwn  for 0  months,  $77,000;    drill   of  Africa, and they are asking congress to | local militia, $20,000.    Total, $97,000.  vote one hundred million dollars to pro  mote emigration. They propose that a  steamship line should be established between the United States and Liberia,  to take negroes to the Dark Continent.  Attempts to encourage negro emigration  to Africa have not proved very successful in the past, and it is doubtful if  they will be in the future. The reports  of those who have gone to Africa are  not at all encouraging, and there doea  not seem to. be any general desire on  the part of the negroes to leave America.  A ..Cuban writer in the- July number of  the. Contemporary Review expresses the  fear that if Cuba should be annexed to  the United States it would soon be inundated with an undesirable negro population. He says that already many negroes have come to the island since the  close of the war. It is probable that  Cuba would be considered a more attractive country than Africa by many  American negroes, bttt it doubtful if  they could escape the ills from which *  they suffer-by emigrating to that fertile  island, whether it becomes independent,  remains a dependency of the United  States, or is admitted to the Union as a  state.     '  The sad condition of affairs In the  South should be a lesson to the nations.  It shows that no nation can do wrong  without eventually suffering for it. The  sins of the fathers are visited upon the  children, and the Americans of the present generation are but reaping the consequences of the actions of their ancestors, who, while talking of liberty, enslaved thousands of their fellow trea-  tureB.  ESQUIMALT  GARRISON.  New Strength to Date From 1st of October ��������� What the Dominion  Pays.  When the Dominion parliameat was  discussing the estimates on the item of  .$100,000, for the defence of Esquimalt,  the Minister of Militia explained the  changes in the garrison arrangement  recently effected between the Imperial  and Canadian authorities. The amounts  rnquircd under the new arrangement, he  said,  were as follows:  MEMORIAL SERVICE.  Service in memory of Mrs, J. L.  Roe was held in Trinity Church last  Sunday.. The interior had been  tastefully decorated with while  Polyanthus by Mrs. Little, Miss  Dunbar and Miss Nickerson and it  presented a beautiful scene in keeping with the solemnity of the occasion. ,! .;..  The unusuall large congregation  present betokened the., high esteem  in which the memory-of the deceased is held:  ' l  The choir under the able direction of Miss Bertram rendered appropriate music as follows.  Voluntary, Death Song, Schubert.  Hymn "A Few" more Years Shall  Roll."  XlYMN. . ... , . ,. ��������� ��������� ��������� .......... , iSou  Hymn "Days and Moments Quickly Flying."  Hymn.. ... ."Peace, Perfect Peace."  Dead March in Saul. ,  Rev. Mr. Willemar reffered  touchingly to the deceased Sister,  reminding his hearers of the necessity of their trying to fulfill as  well as possible the duties of fheir  station in life. He also spoke of  the good influence that could he  exerted by all doing thotr best \n  their sphere of action.  1-1     ;ni������>. '  ir,-v,.^      -/:/ , ~tj*-x **   li '.^i^Bf,''1  0;-aI am   prepared   to ���������  O  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  O  O  q.     reasonable rates.  ������ D, KILPATRICK,  o  o  o-  o  o  o  o  o Cumberland o  000000000 0000000000  Esquimalt & Nanaimo. Ry.  Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail a������  follows, calling at way ports as freight and  passengers may offer.  Leave Victori.i for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m,  * '  Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m,  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  * Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  _OB Freight tickets  and State-,  room apply on board,  GJEO. L.  COURTNEY,  Traffice Manager  COTTRIENAY  Directory, c  COURTENAY HOUSE,  Callum, Proprietor.  A.  EC.   Hex  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage Maker.  For Sale  One "STEWART BANJO"  and one "COLUMBIA GUITAR," both new. Anyone-  wanting a Banjo or Guitar-  would get a bargain in purchasing one of these fine instruments.  Ob as- Segrave, Local  Agent Cumberland-*  % %f!Ftwratn������iim* cuvrxtg  xw<  jw.i'JWwi.iitfirtii  ���������������-/  SAItfT OF THE SOAKED,  What Grounds There Are For the Bain  Superstition'. Associated  With  St.   Swithin.  Popular beliefs  aud  superstitions  die  hard;    and those about the weather, that  universal subject of interest, die hardest  of all.    The schoolmaster and the man  of-science are abroad;    but which of us,  educated- or' uneducated,   does   not   feel  some anxiety whether St. Swithin's Day  will^be    fair    or wet, in    the    full,  if  Avowed, belief that "if it do rain" today " for"forty days it will' remain?" St,  Swithin, the " saint of the soakers," as  Hood calls him, shared with S. Gallo in  i Italy, S. Margaret in Germany, and B,  Martin Bullion in Scotland the credit of  results that, as a matter of fact, often  follow a change of weather' in July."   In  France SS. Medard and Gervase in the'  month of June are accredited with similar influence;   "while a  belief that the  last    few days of    January rule . the  |;   weather for the year    has caused like  associations to attach to the saints who,  are commemorated at that time, viz., S.  Vincent in  France and  Spain,  and St.  Paul.     " Let not such vulgar tales debase  thy mind,  nor Paul  nor  Swithin  rule  the clouds' and wind,"  sings   the  poet Gay under a rationalizing impulse  which in practice, if not in theory, most  j) of ue refuse to endorse.  We* admit that the only ground for our  auperstition  about  St.  Swithin  is    the  general one that,1 if wet weather sets in  about the, middle of. July, it is likely to  last for some time;'   but for all that we  still pin our faith    upon  St.- Swithin's  Day, just as we dislike to sit down thirteen to, dinner or to walk under a ladder.  The saint's reputation. ��������� as    a weather  , prophet' is too firmly established to be  upset    by new-fangled    oppositions    of  \ science.     .Whether    purely    accidental  -from'the occurrence of -his day at that  .- particular season, or, as some tradition  -has it,  from a tremendous shower    by  1 -which the saint marked his displeasure  toward,those who, in 971, were removing his,-remains from au obscure monastic grave to Ethelwdld's new basilica 'at  Winchester, or, 'as has been suggested,  from the survival of some pagan or prehistoric day or augury'under the protection i.of an ecclesiastical saint, the associations of St. Swithin's Day with the  weather of    the next    six weeks    are  firmly   rooted  in    popular  imagination.  Times may change and creeds be modi-  jfied, but such beliefs live on.    The nineteenth century has not killed them, with  1 all its increase of knowledge;    and the  end of the twentieth, in all probability,  .will find them still alive.  Weather prognostication has been    in  I) all ages,-among every class of' society,  Va   fascinating   though speculative exer-  '.-'ciBe^fnscinating, perhaps, in proportion  I'W-its'   uncertainty.   .For-many it has  I bwm a necessity of daily life.    Hunters,  shepherds,   sailors   aud   ��������� tillers  of    the  earth: have' been-obliged,  in, connection  "'with their "callings',-.to study the teachings ^of'winds, waves, clouds and other,  objects of animate and inanimate nature,*,  Kfroin which signs-of- impending changes  |"iii". the-'weather might be gathered. ;The  fiui������stYweatherwise -among ' savagei   or  J primitive: people would prosper, best, and  .yotherH. would imitate their foresight byr  ^thl? study of the, same phenomena*,1  and  thus,therehas been gradually' framed a  store of  rough and ready maxims, embodying .the observations  of experience  in  the  form  of  proverbs  or rhymes  or  local  traditions,  not'   all���������perhaps very  few   of   them���������scientific;' but    many  of  [) them more or less accurate.  One of the most familiar of   these relates to St. Swithin's Day    It embodies,  as we  have    already noted, a  general  probability  that  the  break   up  of    the     goma   at  weather  about this    time will  last far  some  weeks,  perhaps till  St. Barth������lo-  p*V mew's. Day, August 24;    when, accord-  (/ ing  to  another saying,   M All the tears  that St. Swithin can cry St. Bartlemy's  dusty   mantle s wipes  dry."      More reliable,  because1*'based on a wider induc-  ) tion, are observations derived from the  " ways, of    animals.      Every  naturalist,  herdsman or shepherd is  familiar with  I'   the fact that animals    seem to be endowed, with a  much  keener perception  n    than  we are of coming changes in the  weather.    '.Virgil, Aratus, Theophrastua  1889.       PROVlNGIAh.     J 1899.  EXHIBITION  UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ;  Tha Royal Agricultural and Industrial Society of British Columbia  WILL BE HELD AT  New Westminster, i C.  OCTOBER 3rd. 4th, 5th, and 6th.  .    ' < '    !  j  $15,000 x:n- fbiesss.      , ''������������������ $15,000  ST. ANN'S ACADEMY,  Humboldt Street Victoria, B. C.  THE SCHOOL YEAR   BEGINS   FIRST   MONDAY  OF  . SEPTEMBER AND ENDS THE LAST  WEEK OF JUNE '     -  The Course of Study is divided into five grades:  Piimary, Junior, Preparatory, Senior and Graduating,  and comprises Reading, Spelling, Elocution, Grammer, Rhetoric, English Literature, History, Geography, Botany, Astronomy, Natural History. Geology,  Geometry,  Latin,  Pay  OPEN   TO   THE   WORLD.  X Round of Pleasure fop Four Whole Days,  '      ' ' ' '  HORSE RACES. BICYCLE RACES.  CHAMPIONSHIP LACROSSE.  AQUATICS.    NAVAL AND MILITARY SPORTS.   GYMKHANA.  BASEBALL,   FOOTBALL.   BAND TOURNAMENT  I  I  MagnificentIlluminations  sie's Algebra, Arithmetic, Linear and  Map-Drawing,  French  conversation compulsory for those who learn-the lauguage. \  Due attention is paid to plain Sewing, Darning, ��������� Mending, etc., etc. Weekly instructions are given in domestic  economy, politeness, and all that constitutes lady-like deportment.  Special attention is paid to pupils preparing for Teachers'  Examination. In the COMMERCIAL CLASS, iustruction is  given in Penmanship, English, Book-Keeping, Stenography,  Typewriting and all the branches of   a   business   education.  For further information address  THE SISTER SUPERIOR.  Grand Concert, each evening.  Special Attraction at the New Westminster Opera House.  Monster Excursions from all points, at greatly reduced rates.  , For special features see small handbills.  No entrance fee charged for Exhibits.  EXBCUTIVE-Hia Worship,  Mayor Orena,   T. J. Trapp,   W. J. Mathers,   Geo. D  Brymuer, R. F. Andaraon, Aid. J. P. Scott, Aid. M. Sinclair. ���������   ,  ' ' I- Y  For Prise Lists, Entry forms, aod fall particular*, write to  T. J. TRAPP, ; ARTHUR MALINS,  President. , ,,    Secretary.  W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.  . <        Y ' I  Having  A New Stock, we  are prepared  to  turn but at short notice  j   rtfY**?1- - r  yyvy&'-Sb  '-''.-Y^/ir-P  >.-.^ >%'  , -Yj > *>v^ i  **s8  by was a S20 bill, eridently dropped from  the roll taken from the - cash-box.���������?The  boy immediately, sent for the police, and  Detective Perdue was detailed apou the  case.  To the detective the boy said that  he, had certainly locked the' safe oa  Thursday night, but he admitted,baring  left the door leading from Trounce avenue, into the ofllce open. Ifr. Dickson,  the senior, clerk, waa in the ofllce late on'  Thursday evening- with Mr. R. L. Dru-  ry. who has a'desk there, hut he did not  try the safe before lea vine. lie is the  only one atpreseat la, the elty.se.-far-aa  known, who - knows tho . - combination,  and inclines to the belief that the boy  must have falisd to lock tho safe, as as  failed to lock the door.  The police are working hard on the  case, but their chances of success are  meagre, unless the money can be traced.  ��������� o ���������-    PROFITS OP OOTjRAGH  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.   ���������  ���������  ���������  Visiting Cards,  Business Cards,  the   Rewards  Bravery.  ���������t   PomialM  ���������   ���������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  Twcnt-f Pagers; Weekly; illustrated.  \   Indispensable to Mining Men.  T*nxs pollsms rxa yxjj*u rorr-ui-.  hii-u oopiu rate.. >i->*~  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.  Billhead*,  t . -y-v'-^'isji  :.*'t;--ii!^'  r >-r  'IrXsm,  ���������YYilf  '' i ������    . ,Sw  - ���������"���������.-'' '$&���������  <'!--*''��������� Y.V!l'  f. * "'*-  ..!.������<-,  <    i i-bi'.  . '>&&]  Y - y- *'  '-   ,   "'. -f/A:  I i.   '   t        *    >^J-Y-  ^ :y^fy  ���������   -    ** ���������������������������wtf-  Y "'^1  m) and other ancient writers note instances  "  of this.     It is said tha; air Isaac Newton, having been told by a countryman  one Gne morning that he would be overtaken by a shower., rode back when the  rain'came'on.-'to ascertain the founda-  -. tion of the prediction^ " All I know is,"  j said   the     man,   " that  when    my  cow  twirls her tail in a particular way, rain  will  come."     Lucan    makes    Caesar's  pilot discourage him from crossing    the  Adriatic to Bruudusium by unfavorable  signs  of  sun   and moon,   dolphins,  cormorants, herns' and crows;    while Virgil  in his Georgics - tells us that ** no storm  burets     unforeseen"     by  cows,  cranes,  swallows,   frogs,   ants,  rooks  or  waterfowl.      The  great number   of    sayings  with regard to the indication of weather  fc, by birds' may  possibly go  back to   the  '    Roman   amgural   system,,.when  divining  by.the flight and behavior or birds was  a relifeious cult.     But in all ages close  observers of the ways of birds and beasts  have been able to formulate maxims of  weather-lore for themselves;    and there  is still probably much to be learned    >n  thib department ot meteorology.  The sum of $180 in bills and silver  is missing from the safe in the office of  ,. Messrs. Mui'm, Holland &. Company, cor-  f ner of Trounce avenue and Broad street.  It was extracted some time between 10  o'clock on Thursday night and early yes-  II terday morning, and the job did not take  1/jWuch time, the task which the thieve*  IvfJBet themselves being easy of aecomplish-  ". ment. The. safe did not have to be forced open, and, in fact, even the doors of  the office were very conveniently left  opeir for, the thieves. These circum-  .stances making it almost impossible for,  Ythe thieves to leave any traces behind  Jf&th'em makes the work of the police rath-  ||' er difficult.  Ll    All that is known of the robbery is that  \the-junior  clerk,  a boy  named  Coates,  'i'found upon his arrival at the office yes-  Iterday morning that the safe had been  ^ransacked.' 'Two cash boxes wore miss-  , , ing.    One which had contained $200 in  I'ffiBilver, bills and checks was found in the  [I'hallway leading to the back entrance to  the office.  It had been forced open nnd the silver  Land bills taken, but the checks were  Heft. The other box, belonging to Mr,  Id. Carmody, was also found in the hall,  fynit it bad not been tampered -with. Near  Prom Umdea Wlt-Blta,  Though even tho hravo feeds of women  frequently go aarswarded, It la gratlfylag  to and that they aro occasionally recognised la the carroat eola of the realm.  Some time age a hfaaehester yoaag lady  was presented with a 43 aets- by th*.Judge  at th* loeal assises for th* extremely  plseky manner la which ah* Uekled a  burglar la her father's hoose. The kalght  ef the jemmy was hoally engaged la raa-  aaeklag th* premlsee. when ah* beeaae  aware of his presence; aad, Jvmftlag oat *f  bed, she sclacd him, aad, deaplt* hie strsg-  gles. held him fast aatll mastalla* aid arrived.  Th* sum of IS waa else awarded by th*  JadgasrehwCMd, Bailey, Loadea, t* s hrav*  lKL*ag .Jewess who- was lastromeatal la  hrlnglag a couple cf hargtsra to jattle*.  The latter had. raided some, premise** at  Mile Bad, aad hat fer th* epirited acttea  at thia hrav* daaghter of Israel,-they  would sadoabtedly hav* got clear away-..  with their hoety. Oa ebserriag- th*m aa  they departed Item th* sc*s* of their *������-  eratleae, she was aot contest with rslslag  aa alarm, bat chased aad actually eaptar*d  en* ������f th* depredator* *tngl*-haad*d.  She well ������araed the cash aad c*mpllm*ats  paid t������ h������r by the Jndge at the trial of the  offender--, who were rewarded for their part  In the affair with long term* of imprisonment.  from the rewards give* in these two Instance* It wonld s**m that the eoarage  which enables a WomsB te esptare a hnr-  (lar le worth ii.  The bravery which eighteen months ag*  prompted a BeckenhB&a lady, Mrs. Jan*  Ciower of Arthar road, to aaelst a policeman who waa endeavoring to arrest a  couple of wrongdoers, resulted la a gain  to her of a silver teapot and a purse of  money. Bereral men who were standing  by having refn*������d their aid. ah* plncklly  stepped forward, and, taking the constable'-- whistle from hit- tsnlc, blew tt  ������������������alii another policeman arrived.  J". !R/. McLEJOr  General Teaming- Powdei  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  Society    Cards  Hiram Locge No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.  Courtenay B.C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  eteixxxx-  Receipts,  Statements,  Dodgers, Tickets  and general work at 1^1* *\    ^Ta������v-ffl  moderate prices. 1 liw    IN SW5  .'.V .  J.'AL  ������     I  Cumberland Encampment.  No. .6,  I. O^O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate   Wednesday^ ot  each month at 7130 o'clock p.m.   Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attends  Chas. VVhyte, Scribe.  PROPESSIOITJLL,  Mr.  hnll.  Near j  VICTORIANS ON 8ERTI0B.  Graduates of the Kingston Military College  Attached to   Imperial  Army.  The August issue of the London Gazette contains notices of the appointment of several graduates of the Royal  Military College, Kingston, to commissions in the Imperial army. Tbe extracts from the Gazette follow:  Royal Garrison Artillery���������Gentlemen  Ca'dets Henry Reynold Poole and Julian  Yorke Hayter Ridout, from the Military  College, Kingston, to be second Heat**-  ants,  ... TI L      Ql I   ������. |.  For Sale.���������A new .type-writer,  never been uged, Price $40. Apply  this-office  . . L. P. Eckstein . . .  Barrister, Solicitor,  Notary Public.  Office Hours: 10 a. m. to 5 p. m  Saturdays 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.  QUMBERLAND,  Tlie New England Hotel.  M. & L. YOUNG, Props.  Victoria, Vancouver Island,  C. H. TARBELL.  DEALER   IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  Mill ���������������������������wetw  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������   ' ���������.at��������� ���������;'���������������������������  EeasonaWe Prices  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St,  CUMBERLAND,    B.  C.  Espimalt & Nanaimo By.  TIME TABLE  EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  De. 9:00 ..  " 9:28 ..  " 10.-U...  "  10:48...  P.M.  "   12:24...  Ar. 12:40...  WELLINGTON  No. 1 Daily.  A.M.  Dc. 8:05   "   8:29....  "   9:55.....  " 10:37   *' 11:23   ....  Ar. 11:50    ..  No. 4 Saturday  P.M.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily.  A.M.  ...Victoria De. 4:S5  ..Goldatream ���������,'  1:51  .Shawnigan Lake  "   6.30  ...Duncans (fcig  P.M.  ...Nanaimo 7:41  ..Wellington ,../,,..    Ar. Vi&  TO  VICTORIA.  No. 3 Sftlurday.  A.M.  ....Wellington ...De. 4:23   Nanaimo  " 4:39   Duncans ;..... "6*05  Shawnigan Lako........ "   6:46  ... Goldstream "   7.32  ��������� Victoria ..Ar. 8*00 p.m.  Reduced rates to and from all points on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Monday.  l'or rates  and   all  Company's Offices.  A. DUNSMUIR, GKO. L. COURTNEY.  PnKSinRNT. Traffic Manager.  information   apply at  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION  BRING IT TO  Opposite Waverley Hotel.  0. H, FECHNER  1  Job printing  I SATISFACTORY W0RK  PURE  MILK  delivered by me daily in  Cumberland  and  Uuion.    A share of patronage is solicited.  JAMES REID.  LEADING   BARBER  and  Keeps a Large Stock  of Fire Arms. Amuni-  tion and Sportirfg  Goods of all descriptions.  Cumberland,     B.  C.  l IR ROSE- DIMM.  By GEOEGB GEIPFITH.  ; [Copyright. 1S98, by the Author.]  .���������'  After more  than three years of penal  ���������'-.toil and discipline, imbittered by deprivation of  all creature comforts, it was  . only in  the course of  nature wheu he  'regained his freedom aud found himself  in  command  of  plenty  of  money he  The interview was not exactly a friendly  one.  should be strongly inclined to com pen -  ���������    eate himself for ins vioarious sufferings  -  on a.somewhat liberal scale. ���������  It -was  in this  humor  that Ridley  .' had found him.    He had '.made a ' little  ,���������   money, more or less honestly siuoe  his  discharge, and so there was  no suggestion of sponging, but   he was very sore  -   still nbout-the check and the I O U, and  iu Jossey he thought  he saw the means  y   of  getting square with the  millionaire  ���������"who had'done   him such  an unscrupulous "shot in the eye."  To this end ha worked" both skillfully  '  and'Ysucoessfully' on'the  ex-convict's  feelings: until   he came  to .look  upon  '    himself as a martyr and Michael Murat-  ti as a monster   of .ingratitude.    What  ��������� were a^ieSy^palfcry thousands.to the millions that were literally, rolling in���������the  . millions which, would never   have been  .'his  if he, Joshua,*had* not" borne  the  , .penalty of his crime? He had the plainest right to a  gocd substantial.share of  "them, ,and  go, too, for  the   matter  of  * that,'bad   the man from whom Mickey  had so dishonestly  obtained   the stones  ���������  on whioh   his1 new fortunes  had   been  founded.  - As time wehfc on these arguments were  vory strongly enforced by the fact that  the aforesaid' "paltry thousands"'did  uofc go very far when Mr. "Joshua Moseri-.  .stein had'once learned the joys of spend"  -ing money  with the  cheerful freedom  that ia born of a sure and certain hope  4hat, when it is done, there will be  plenty more forthcoming. Tho logical  result was that the two worthies, now  .fast friends and allies in a common object, had - made demand after demand  -on the apparently bottomless purse of  ������������������the multimillionaire, until at' last a  certain fact- bad come to their knowledge wh'*jb,'after due deliberation together, had inspired them to write the  joint letter that tiad so disturbed Mr.  Muratti's equanimity.'  4. They (raveled home by the samemail-  boafc which carried their letter, and on  the morning following i.ts delivery they  paid a visit to the millionaire at his  west end mansion. The interview was  not exactly a friendly one. Mr. Muratti  blustered, and his visitors quietly, but  firmly, doubled their already exorbitant  demands.  The man of millions threatened to  have them put into the street, and  broadly hinfed at the advisability of  giving them into custody as blackmailers. That brought matters to a head in  a somewhat dramatic fashion. The ex-,  sorter took out his pocketbook and produced from it-a half sheet of note paper, on which was pasted a short newspaper cutting. He handed it to the millionaire and said:  "That's-from The Gape Times, Mr.  Muratti. Do you think you could throw  ���������any light on the subject? I have an idea  that you could, especially with our assistance. De Beers would give a good  deal to know how that stone got away.  I believe they would  even accept me aa  queen's  evidence   to  yet  the   mystery  cleared up.   What do you think?"  With slowly widening eyes and sinking heart, the man of many millions,  and more ambitions, read the cutting.  It ran thus:  "The king of tho Belgians has just  indulged iu his well known taste for  gems by the addition to his already  priceless collection of a magnificent rose'  colored diamond, weighing dearly 30  carats in its cut state, His majesty^is  rumored to havo paid the enormous  price of ������1,000 a carat to the Amsterdam merchant of whom he bought it.  In color and water it is the exact counterpart of the famous rose diamond in  the De Beers collection, but it iamuoh'  lasger.   '  "Its origin is involved in some little  mystery." Tho-. merchants from whom  his majesty purchased it affirm that the  dealer from whom they bought it declared that' it was au ancient eastern  gem reout in Amsterdam, but experts  who have seen it state with equal posi-  liveness that it is aKiiuberley stone.  "A rumor reaches us from Biamo.ud'  opolis'fhat a certain Kaffir, who han  since disappeared, boasted ouo night in  his onps, just after he had bean discharged from tho Kimberley compound,  that he had found the biggest rooi-klippe  {red stone) that over was found on tho  fields. If this is true, Jhe stque novpr  reached the diamond room at* De  Beers'. It is just possible that some.of  the I. D. B. fraternity could throw  tome light on 'the subsequent wanderings of the 'rnooi rooi-klippe' of which  the vanished Kaffir boasted."  Frank JRidley and Joshua Moeenstein  watched the millionaire's changing face  narrowly aa he read. When ho saw  that he had finished, Eidley said quietly :  "I can find that Kaffir if necessary,  Mr. Muratti. 'Of course the diamond  law does not hold good in this country,  but the laws as. to conspiracy and dealing in stolen goods do. If' pe Beers  prosecuted, they would find my evidence worta buying.1 Jossey here has  done his.time and could mako a clean  'breast,of it without fear, and so tho  only one who could be touched, would  be"��������� ������������������*.'���������-.  ''Oh, that'll do!"' exclaimed the millionaire in a, last burst of despairing  anger.    "What"do you want'?'.'  "I want a half 'million' down and another half in approved securities, preferably De Beers," replied Ridley,"and as  a matter df principle'I must have that  check in favor of -Miss Rans'omo duly  honored. A millionaire's wife should  "be above suspicion."  "And I want- a. million, too,'*  chimed in Mr.- Mosensteiu. ..���������''same way  as Frank wants his. And, what's more,  Mickey Muratti, "lie went on,' shaking  his finger in his face,*"as youdisgraced>  rae*' by sending' me' ,to the. breakwater  for your crime, you must restore my  credit in the eyes of tbe sodiety that I  shall go into now by making your wife  let me marry that pretty Tittle sister  Rebecca of hers that I have loved all  my life. She was always fond of me  and will have me when I am a millionaire. I daro say you can spare her a  decent marriage portion. "     '   '  They were big terms, but Mr. Muratti did not yet despair of being.introduced to the Prince of Wales, and,so .in  rent -they had  refunded, and  ing that   thoy  Explanations were given, and tho vis-,  itors reluctantly evacuated the rooms,  which bad suited them admirably. The  paid to the servant was  so cordial was the paifc-  iuvited the,occupier and  his wife, by way of a return visit, to  spend a month with them at their property near Samte-Adresse. In fact, every  one concerned/is highly satisfied except  the trusted servant, who,is looking for  another situation.���������London Mail.   r  THE 'HONEY MAKERS.  PorgoJ to Ccant. "His XoJ).t,"  I '  - I,will confess to one a.dventuro which  I suspect would nowa'days be pronouue-  Jed of a Bohemian character. I was ra-  turning with a i'eliow cadet^ona evening-  iu a hansom cab when it occurred to us  (for cards we h;yl always with us) to  beguile the journey v:ith a gaino of crib-  bage. As it was quite dusk we purchased an on or in ou? and highly decorated  candle, such as are used for eccl-rsids-  tical celebrations, and stuck it up be- '  tweeu us. ��������� ,  Having always a very tender conscience, this gavo me an id'oa that w?  wero committing a kind of sacrilege,  but there was no help for it. 'I remem-  bor, however, being a good deal startled  when an awful voice, as it seemed, from  the skies, suddenly thundered down upon us, "You have forgot 'his heels. ���������" .  It was tho cabman, who, interested  in the game, which he had been wnlch-  ingthrough ;the little door in the roof,  thus reminded us of our inadvertence:  ���������James JPayn's Literary Recollections.  Hamlet Was Tliii-sly.  Alfred Darbysbiraof Manchester tells  a -funny story of Sir Henry Irving.  "Hamlet" was being played, and Mr.  Darbyshire was Polouius. "I remember,"' ho says, "'the weather was very  hot, aud after being consigned to oblivion I was sitting on a table behind the  tapestry, fanning-myself,,when, to my  ���������astonishment, Han-let drew aside tho  tapestry, aad, repeating the well known'  words, 'Thou rash, intruding foul, I  took thee -for thy betters,' ho gave an  agonized look, and sotto vece exclaim  ed: 'For goodness' sake, get men pint  of stout. I'm as dry as a limokiln.' This  from tho Prince cf Denmark startled  me, and for some little time I failed to  take in the situation."  Queenless bees nearly always lay drone  ,-eoml).    -;Y    ;���������>:*..>.?     *    '    y        y -I'  It stimulates- "a* colony to build some  drone comb.      .-,,..'  II swarming be permitted, neither the  swarm nor the parent hive will regain its-  normal stiength during the. season.  All c'oloniesare.not ready for the surplus boxes at the beginning of tbo honey  flow, and additional space is a detriment.  Surplus boxes should not be added io  any colony at any lime unless tho'bees  caq be induced to,-*eeupy the boxes'immediately-after pitting'-them on.    ���������,  , When the brood chamber is full of bees,  brood aud honey, it is .time 'to give additional space at any'.tiine prior to. the honey season.  Conditions for swarming are a  honey  flow, 'a. hiveful.of combs and the,combs,  full   of  honey   and   brood  and   tho   hjve  crowded with bees.    If there is no rooni  given, the hive svill sv>:arin.  'To raise comb' honey to the best advantage we must have good, populous colonies of bees, and when they are i-i this  condition swarming is quite lik.ely.lo1 occur any lime.���������St;' Louis Republic.  WOMEN'S  WAYS.  Au   HI  Wind  Tbat BloTi-a^No  Good.  Foreman���������What are.we , to ' do?'-'It"s.  press time,'.and the new .inn u  has gust  pied the whole first page'of The Hustler.  Every word is pi. .'   .  Editor���������Is -that so? Great scissorsi  We're in-a deuci* of a fix.- . But hol'd ! I  have a scheme": Run the page just as it  is, and- set up a iiue calling attention'  to our full page cut of the Spanish fortifications after tho bombardment.���������Up  to Date.'-   . .-...-  the end he yielded.- A few weeks later'  two new made South African millionaires, one English aud one Hebrew,  blossomed forth, each in his "congenial  sphere of London society. A little later  on there were two- splendid weddings',  and until these lines appear-in print  the mystery of the king's rose diamond  will remain unsolved.  aVo RliyTnie" There. '*  He was addressing a lowly but'intelligent audit-net*- somewhere iu tbe vicinity of Seven Dials, and he had selected for his discourse ���������'Rhymes and  Rhyming," so that'lie might illustrate  to these rough "-uid rugged minds how  far the charms of poesy can "brighten  tho "poor man's l.eart. Ancl touching  upon the dilliculties of rhyming ho  said:   ,  "it is easy enough, my frends. to get  a rhyme- foi- so simple a word as 'sea,'  but what can yon got for 'burglary?' "  A Surprise All Around.  A Parisian living in a private hotel  :in the RueBallu has had a quaint holi:  day experience, writes our Paris correspondent. About a month ago he departed for Switzerland - with his wife  and child, the latter having been ordered a change of air. They arranged to  stay away for six months and left the  hotel in the charge of a trusted servant.  The child died, and the bereaved parents shortly afterward started back for  Paris. What :was their surprise, on  reaching the hotel to find the first floor  snugly occupied by a strange family,  who had made themselves thoroughly at  borne. It was a family party from the  provinces to whom the sagacious servant  had rented the apartments, much to her  own profit.  "Weil,  hearers.  My Bill  inents.  guv'uor," exclaimed ono of his  "it all depends on the judge,  got seven years."���������Spare Mo-  All   He "Lacked.  A candidate for the. position of teacher  in a New Hampshire district school was  found sadly deficient iu spelling, grammar and mathematics, and it was with a  perfunctory air that the examiner turned, to the subject of geography.  "Where is Chicago?" he asked, selecting .n question at random from a sheet  of. miscellaneous queries.  "Well, it's out west." replied the candidate with the tone of one who had unexpectedly landed on solid and familiar  ground.  "In what part of the west?" persisted  the heartless examiner.  "Well, now." said the young man. with  an ingenuous but fleet ing smile. "I know  .'vvliureabunts in the Union Chicago is  just as'well as anybody. 1 could go right  there if I had, a ticket, but I haven't got  the flow of language to make it clear,  that's the only trouble."���������Youth's Companion.  .For fifteen years.     Physicians.'.failed to eure him.    A triumph for  Mr/W.-.D. Thornton, Blacksmith, Calgary,. N.W. T.,! states : "For fifteen years I  suffer;etl untold agony from blind, itching piles, and can honestly slay I have spent about  $1,000 trying different so-called cures, and have been under treatment with well-known  physicians in Orillia, Peterboro and Lakefield. I had fifteen tunibrs. removed, but obtained no cure. I have suffered more than I can tell, but can now :say that, thanks to Dr.  Chase's Ointment, I am positively cured, and by one box and a half. I,consider Dr. Chase's.  Ointment worth its weight in gold." '..,.'��������� .     .������  Dr. Chase's Ointment is the only guaranteed cure for piles, and can be absolutely  relied upon to cure any case of this torturing disease.  At air-dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto. "  . - Down in the bottom of her heart every  woman compared hersoli' with a flower.���������  Atchison Globe.  Ever since Eve\t nought of dress woman has thought of nothing else.���������Philadelphia-Bulletin."     .....'��������� i.    'V     '. .  ' T .. * ,*--',.-    TV * ��������� - * .  ���������    When .'a .woman moots, a mind'reader,:  ' somehow,'.she   always', shudders.���������Little  " Falls Transcript.     ":     . '"    ���������  It   is  not  alone   the  college  educated  woman who thinks she knows more than  her husband.���������St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  It is a "habit with some" women to set a  whole hofise tb\ rights, before--tliey think  of taking off their hats.���������Berlin (Md.)  Herald'. \ ' * ' ' ' ��������� . ;  . A SO-yeai^old St. Louis woman hasjust  broken, her leg climbing trees. The cult  for the higher education of the sex evidently has*some very determined local  disciples.������������������St. Louis Republic.  ASTHMA  CAN BE CURED  And is Being-  Permanently  Cured Daily  ���������  by Clarke's   Kola   Compound���������Here is  "What a Hamilton I<ady Says :  Mrs. Gilbert, 105 Rebecca street, Hamilton,  writes: "I have suffered from a "bad form of,  asthma for over nine yeai*s, and notwithstanding all the doctors could do for me, got worse  and worse, so-that my neighbors looked for" my  death at any time. I'spcut money lavishly, in  the efforts to get relief, but all to no purpose. -  For six weeks at a time I could not get up or  down stairs, and was in a miserable condition''  My daughter, who' clerks in a'drug store,,had.  heard a good deal of Clarke's Kola Compound,  ana urgrd mo to try it as a last resort. . I. paid.  t2.00 for a bottle, and that is nothing, for it is  worth more than that for every teaspoonful.  Two d������.ses gave ma splendid relief, and, after  using but ono bottle, I am a marvel to all who  know me, I am doing my own work, can get  around as well as ever, and feel like a new  creature. Clarke's Kola Compound has been a  Godsend to me, and I look upon it as a ,marvel- ,  ous i-cmedy \ou may use this testimony as  you see lit, and 1 shall be glad to give fuller,  particulars to any one inquiring. 1 gratefully  endorse Clarke's Kola Compound.", ->    '  Sold by all druggists. A free sample will be  sent to any person troubled with this disease.  Address The Griffiths & Macphcrson Co., 121  Church street. Toronto, Ont.  Wanted to Know, Von Know. '  Mr Heupeck���������Is my wife going out,  Eliza'."  Eliza���������Yes. sir. .  Mr.    Heupeck���������Do   you    happen r to  know'whether I'm going out with her?  ���������Plicgend'e   Blatter.  THE LION  BAITER.'  The peace congress may hare to adjourn for awhile until John Bull can administer a thrashing to Paul Kruger.���������  Baltimore Herald.  TJp to date the head of the Boer republic has been making quite free with the  British''lion's tail. ;,Whe/i it-gets mad���������  well-, that's anothqr; ��������� tale.���������Philadelphia  Times. - .   r ' ��������� "���������   '   -    '  . Oom Paul should remember that if he  . monkeys  too .much  with  Great  Britain  ���������the .heated  tern)*  which  is -approaching,  will be more heated than common.���������Pitts1-  "burg Times.'  -.--���������,.-  - --U-- :   A woman's  rtUCK  wins.   ,  How'.a  Driyiken" IlWband- Was  Made a  Sober .Man by si Determined Wiie. Y  . She -writes:���������"I haft foir.a long-time  been thinking? of .try.iug \,tbd .Samaria  Prescriptiau .treatment.* ou my.husband  "for", his   drinking   habits,: but  'I  was  afraid he would   discover   that 'I' was  giving him medicine and   tlae ' thought  unnerved me.    I hesitated for nearly a  -week, but one day when he came home  very much infcox'icat&d   and his  week's  salary nearly all spent, I -threw  off all  fear and determined to  make  aii effort  to save our home from the ruin   I   saw  coming, at all hazards.  -I sent,forNyour  Samaria Prescription and put-it   in his  coffee   as   directed next morning- and  watched and prayed for the result-.    At  noon I gave him more and  also at supper.      He never su'speofced a thing, and  I  then/boldly kept right  on -giving it  regularly as J had -discovered something,  that set, every nerve  in my body tingling with hope   and ' happiness, ��������� and ,1  could see a bright future, spread out be-*  fore.me���������a   peaceful,    happy  home, a  share In the good things   of life, an at  tentive,-'loving husband, comfortsv-and  everything   else, dear -to  a   woman's'1  heart, for my husbaud had told me that  whiskey was vile stuff and he was taking a  dislike ' to it.    It ��������� was  only  too  true, for before, I  had- given  hi in  the  full course he had stopped drinking altogether, but I kept 'giving the medicine till it was gone, and Jthen   sent for  another-lot' to   have   on . hand   if he  sliGuld relapse-, as-he had-donetfrorp his  promises before.   :  He'nev.er has, and.I  am writing you this  letter to  tell you  how thankful I am.    I honestly believe  it will cure the worst eases.",     ,,,.t.y  We will send our paWphle.t frep, giving testimonials and all full information with directions, how to cake or administer Samaria Prescription ..;' Correspondence considered sacredly confidential. Address Thp.Samaria Remedy  Co., Jordan street*.'Toronto,  Out:      '"  NiiNty!  The.Man���������What did your father say'  whon you told him that I'd enlisted?  -  The' Maid���������Ho said ho felt sorry for  Uncle Sam  if he had- lo depend upon ���������  you   for  support.���������Kansas, tCity -Inde- '"  ptudent. >  I was  cured of  painful   Goitre   by  MINARD'S LINIMENT. '��������� ,  , BYARD McMULLIN.    ,  "Chatham, Ont. - -  by MI-  ���������I was cured of Inflammation  NARD'S LINIMENT."    '    c  1 MRS. W. \V. JOHNSON.  -Walsh, Ont.  T was cured of Facial   Neuralgia'by  MINARD'S LINIMENT. "  J. H. BAILEY,  ���������    Parksdule, Out.   *' ���������   '  Short on Prominent Citizens.  "Who are your, most prominent citizens here?'cr.inquired a northern visitor  in a southern hamlet.        'a  "Wc ain't.got uo prominent citizens."  responded a native of.the place.  "Haven't got any?"  '     Y V  "Nope. We ain't never lynched no-,  body here yet."-  Not- His  Fnolt.  Employer���������Why-did you lot that collector in here? Why didn't you tell  hi in I was out of town?  Office Boy���������'1 did tell him so, but jist  then..yon yelled: "Here. Jimmy. ^Confound you. stop nrguinoiit in the hall  and bring.them letters in to me. I'm  waiti'u!"       Minard's Liniment Cures Burns etc.  i  ���������..,..������������������    ........    ��������� .-...  '' 'Friendly Advice.  "I go to call ou tier father tomorrow.  ITe will look me over like a piece of  horseflesh, eh?"  "Well, don't act like an ass, old  min.'-  Short Terms.  "French cabinet ministers do not hold  office long." said Mr. Dukane.  "About as long as an American  cook," added Mr. (Jaswell.���������Pittsburg  Chronicle-Telegra ph  ULCERKURE Heals All Old or FresCTounds.  P. 6. -OJRAWER 1287.  vX. IP-  O-'IBl*-IEN  148   Princess  St.,-Winnipeg,  GRAIN AND STOCK BROKER.  Quite An Knit.  r"Is cannibalism common .among  yjuuV" inquired t.he -stranger apprehensively    ,  Y&onimon?" said tlie Pacific island  belle as she coyly dug her toe into the  sand. "Not at all. We consider it very  'i-ecliorclip.".-.  li  IC  Always   relieved   promptly  "by  Dp. Fowler's Ext. of Wild  ���������'..���������������������������" Strawberry.  Private wire connection with all markets  Grain bought and carried on margin......  Y   ' Y 'Cofrespoh'denca solicited  & Champion  BANKERS  AND   BROKERS  362  MAIN  ST., WINNIPEG.  lasted  Stocks bought, sold, nnd carrried  ; on margin.      ,.,^  Write ua if you wisa to exchange any kind of  money, to buy Government or C. W. "W. Co.  Lands, or to send money anywhere.  WThen you are seized with an attack of  Cramps or doubled up with Colic, you  want a remedy you are sure, will give you.  relief and give it quickly, too.  You don't wan,t'an untried something  that MAY help you. You want Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry, which every  one knows will positively cure Cramps and  Colic quickly. ���������< Just  a dose or two and you  have ease.  But now a word of  proof to back up these  assertions,: and we  have it from Mr. John  Hawke, Coldwater,  Ont., who writes:  "Dr. Fowler's Extract  of Wild Strawberry is  -a wonderful cure for  Diarrhoea, Cramps  and pains in the stomach. I was a great  sufferer until I g-ave it a trial, but now I  have perfect comfort." t;  1(0  ��������� fi;i  THE OLDEST TAVEKN.  IT    HAS   HAD   A   LICENSE   FOR   OVER  FIVE CENTURIES.'  The Inn ef the Seven Stars at Blanch ester, Licensed in 1356, Is Soon to  Be Torn Down-Columbus H.-id >'ot  Then Discovered America and the  Earth Wa������ Yet  Flat.  England, in her cold-blooded, unsentimental way, has torn down scores of old  landmarks which any other country  -would have considered too sacred to  touch. One of her most picturesque relics  is about to share the same fate: <���������  The Inn of the Seven   Stars   at "Manchester is probably the   oldest   tavern in  the world.   It   was, licensed In ] 356, far  ,back in the myth-surrounded days of the  Jhird Edwardand'the battle of Poictlers.  This   earth   of  ours   was fiat in those  - days. It needed yet 136 years before Columbus, dreaming of untold   wealth  and  undying fame, started out to   prove that  the world was round.  When the'conquering arm of the  Turk  tore through the walls of Constantinople,  this Inn was already  showing   the   signs  of age and had started out on   its second  . eentury of thirst-quenching existence.  The ghosts of a score of,hardy generations stalk,, through its old rooms now.  The   knight,   clanking   grandly   in .' his  AT THE  BOX OFFICE.  r*--"*  THE   SEVEN STABS   INX.  If-  I  ringing armor, the laborer, quaffing bis  brown ale and,wiping his mouth on the  sleeve of his leathern coat; the priest,  sleek and smooth, running into the  "vestry-rOom" to slake his thirst with  1 the rich red wine between sermons���������all  'these have left their memory behind  through the six centuries that have passed over the house.  Calmly and peacefully   it   has   nestled  there, while battles raged the length and  breadth   of   the     land     and     mail-dad  knights drew a brief rein v to   snatch the  I flagon from mine host's hand   and   dash  \ oh again' on   their  missions of conquest  I and of death. '    (      '"    '/  I , But jolly' souls drank at the sign of  I the Seven Stars in those days, and thoy  drink thensaine there now. Through all  the1 long * course of the rise and fall of  empires, mine host of the Stars has kept  'the spigot flowing,' and whether it is a  mailed knight jangling in his armor and  drinking' through barred helmet his hasty  waysido draught, as he hurried to King  .Edward's wars, or John Smith, who  strolls in. to-day from his work in the  neighboring factory for his pint of "bitter," it is all the same to the Seven Stars.  - But not long ago the edict wont forth  that the site was wanted for a factory  and tho_guesfis of the Seven Stars knew  that its death-knell had been sounded.  In that barroom the Black Prince is  said to h'ave slaked his thirst, and there  ia still a room called the "Vestry"' because some of the clergy from the neighboring church used to come through a  secret nassage in scrmcutime to refresh  themselves  In that taproom used tc gather the  Flemish weavers from Bruges, fleeing  from tho wrath of Alva and bringing to  England the knowledge of the textile  arts, which subsequently was carried to  this country.  In a room over which is the inscription: "Yo Guy Faux Chamber," lodged  for a time the conspirator who tried to  ) blow up King and Parliament in the  "Gunpowder Plot." Once, in the Crom-  wellian war, a "great and furious skirmish" took place between the Roundheads  and the Cavaliers around tha inn, and  when Fairfax-held the city for the Parliament, his soldiers filled the Seven Stars  with the clanking of their corslets, r the  jingling of their spurs and their solemn  carousals.  When Fairfax marched from "Manchester, some dragoons, having to leave' hurriedly, concealed their messpiate in the  walls of tbo old inn. It was discovered a  few years ago and. set but as ah ornament  to the "parlor of .the hostelry, where it  may be seen to this day.  When   Charles   Edward   marched  into  England'to   fight   for   the throne of his  ancestors, the Seven Stars   furnished   accommodation   for   many   of   his soldiers  and was the. headquarters   of   the   Manchester Regiment in the Prince's service.  At   the   foot   of   the   stairs is nailed a  horseshoe which has a story   to   tell.    In  the days of the. French: wars���������in   1805���������  when pressgarigs   were   going   about the  country carrying off   young men toy serve  kHis Majesty   at   sea,    one.of these gangs  rfput upat' the Seven   Stars, : A   farmer's  (boy was going by the inn leading a'horse  to be shod-'.and carrying in one hand . the  shoe which had been cast.   He was seized  hand taken,off to.serve the King, but    ber  \Tore ho.  left   he   nailed   tbe horseshoe to  She'wall, saying: "St.iy there till I come  )rom the wars to claim you."  A Woman Arrives at an Understand-  ing, Keg-arding-  Two  Tickets.  There was a long line of ticket buyers  in front of the box office.  At the head of the hue, examining the  plat, stood a richly bedecked woman with  a poodle under her arm.  "Now, are you right sure." she asked,  "there isn't a post in front of either of  these two seats?"  "There isn't a post in that part of the  house, madam," replied the man in the  box office.  "I don't know about' that"���������aiid she  drummed with her fingers on the framed  plat���������"I've been fooled that way so often.  Many a time I've bought seats thoy said  were.all right and found out after I got  there that a great big post stood right in  front of me. When you pay your money  for theater tickets, you want��������� What  did you say these would be?"  "Dollar and a half each, ma'am. Will  these two"���������  "I thought you told me a minute ago  they were dollar seats?" *    .  "No. These are the dollar seats over  here."  "I see. Well, I.don't want any over  there.    You charge too much for"��������� .  A loud cough, evidently forced, came  from an impatient man about half way  down the line.  Sin* looked placidly at him and resumed her conversation with the ticket seller.  "If anything happens that I can't use  these, ican   1   return   them   and   get  my  money back?" ' ���������  "I don't like to sell them on aDy such  understanding as that, ma'am."  Mutterings  of  discontent   were <heard  along the  line,   which  was growing mo  'montarily longer.        '  "Oh, yes." said the ticket seller hastily.  "If you can't use them, bring "them  back." .      .  '.'Suppose 1 couldn't bring them myself.  I might be sick, or something."  , "That's all right. Send them back.  Shoot them back. Always glad ,to, re-',  fund money ou tickets," he said reckless-'  !y.    "Will these two seats"���������  "Those are not the ones I picked out.  are they?    It seems to me"���������  "Oh. wrap the flag around me. boys!   *  To'die were far more sweet!"  sang an exasperated man near the other  end of the line.  "Those' are the ones, madam," said  the man in the box office wearily. "Will  they"���������  "I thought they were farther toward  the left.    Let me look"���������  "Bow! wow!"' barked an imitation dog  near the street end of the line.  "Meaow! Meaow! Spftt!".answered an  imitation cat, with'startling emphasis.  "Keep quiet, Fido. They shan't hurt  you, darling. Well, I suppose I'll have  to���������you said $2 .for these two seats,  didn't you?"  "Three dollars for these two.   The, dollar seats are back here'."  -    A deep groan ran along the line.    '     ,  "I 'think these ni'eu are very rude," she  said. "Would seats in the fourth* row in  front of these come any higher?" '  "No, nla'am,' but those are all taken,  as I explained awhile ago. They're still  taken. These are. the nearest the stage  of all we have left.",   ,. ��������� '  "Well; I believe I!ll���������are you sure there  are no posts in front? Oh. I believe I  did ask you about that! Three dollars?  Here it is."  "This is a ������2 bill, ma'am."  "Is it?'' she gasped. "It was a five  when' I left home. Let me see it. So it  is. I'll have to pick out a couple of dollar seats unless"���������  ADVICE TO LOYEES.  MISS  5  EEATRICE     FAIRFAX 'ANSWERS  APPEALS   FOR   HELP.  QUEEN ELEANOR   IN FICTION.  And   She   Often   Finds   Some   Curious  '   Problems to Deal With  Iii the C.-iac  ��������� of Hew .������������������(*������ TUnt Do Hot Always, Betit  us One.  Miss Beatrice Fairfax, who is retained by the New York Journal to  give motherly advice to'those tortured  by the pains of a love thai runs not  smooth, receives some very curious let'  ters daily. Below will be found three  very fair-samples of what the postman  brings her- <  WE AP.E VERT UNLIKK.  Miss Beatrice Fairfax:      ;  1 am a young lady who ,has been keeping company with a young gentleman for  over a year, and I think a great deal of  him. and I know he does of me. for he has  asked me to'marry hirn.   But we are not  alike at all in our dispositions, he having  a very mean disposition at times, and he  is very jealous, of me, 'so that leaves me  very much undecided what to do about  marrying him. so kindly advise me what  to, do.   -I  A  VEKV   DISCONTENT!'-*. GlKL  My dear girl, it depends entirely on  ���������yourself how much you can stand-and  bow deeply yon love the young man  Meu.who put J4their worst foot forward  before marriage seldom withdraw, it  .afterward. Oh the other hand, the absolutely unselfish devotion of a woman  .will'sometimes work miracles witb the  most perfect types of'selfishness.  DDKS SHE LOVE ME OK THIS MUSIC?  Dear 'Madam���������1 am a young man 20  years of age, and 1 have the pleasure of  being very talented in line of music. I  play seven instruments and am quite a  good   singer.     I   am   acquainted   with   a  "That's all right, ma'am!" exclaimed  the ticket seller, witkthe eagerness of a  drowning man grasping at a straw. "I'll  save these seats for you till 7 o'clock  this evening.'" .  "Thanks, ever so much!"  With a beaming smilo she clasped her  poodle closer, slowly withdrew from her  place at the head of the line and marched serenely away, ignoring the long  drawn sighs of relief that accompanied  her departure, and business was resumed at the box office.  Napoleon at St.  Helena.  His hair of a brown black, thin on the  forehead,   cropped,   but   not  thin   in  the  neck, and rather a dirty look; light blue  or gray eyes; a capacious forehead; high  uosp; short  upper  lip; good,  white, even  teeth, but small (he rarely showed them);  round   chin:  the  lower  part of  his  face  very  full;   pale complexion;  particularly  short neck.   Otherwise his figure appealed well proportioned, but had become too  fat;  a   thick,  short  hand,   with  tapering  fingers   and   beautiful   nails   and   a   well  shaped leg and foot.    He was dressed in  an old threadbare green coat, with green  velvet   collar   and   cuffs;   silver   buttons,  willi   a   beast   engraved   upon   them:   his  habit  d.echasse  (it   was  buttoned   to  the  neck): a. silver star of the Legion of Honor: white waistcoat and  breeches: white  silk stockings aiid shoes;  with oval gold  buckles.  She was struck with the kindness of his  expression, so contrary to the fierceness  she had expected. She saw no trace of  great; ability: his ^countenance seemed  rather to indicate goodness. At a second  interview she remarked that it''would  change with his humor.���������Diary of St.  Helena, by Lady Malcolm.  young lady whom I love dearly, and  sometimes she asks me to her house to  see her, but she always wants me 'to  bring my music with me. Now, what. I  want to know is if she loves me or the  music.  Anxious  Have you never heard that love is a  'beautiful harmony? When you sing  and play for the young woman you  love, it expresses her own feelings and  is another bond of union between you.  HAS WEI f TEN MANY THINGS ABOUT IIEU LOVE  Miss  Beatrice Fairfax:  Dear Madam���������1 have been keeping company with a young lady for three years.  During that time she has written and  said many thing's about her love for rae,  which 1 believed was always true, bast  Sunday she sent me word that she had  "decided for her and I to be strangers in  the future." 1 know no reason for this  action, unless some person (my enemy)  has told her falsehoods about me and she  believed   it   and   took   the  action   already  Marion   Cr-nvford's   Historical   Roiuancd  of tho Second  Crusade.  Queen Eleanor, who figures conspicuously in Mr. Marion Crawford's Century  serial, "Via Crncis," is a veritable Western Cleopatra. Six - months after Louis  VII. of Francs diverced her, she gave her  hand and immense fortune and estates  to Henry II., who succeeded to the English throne two years later. At the time  of her second marriaee she was 30 and  Henry only 19. One of the best, scene3 in  the January installment of Mr. Crawford's romance shows Henry, a lad of 13.  playing at tennis with Gilbert Warde, the  hero of tho story. The future king see3 a  rival in the young English knight and  ���������"hatless, ruddy and not"���������stops hi's  play to have it out with him. The following dialogue ensues:  "Will you answer a fair question fairly, Master Gilbert?" he asked, looking  his friend in tho eyes. c  Gilbeit, had fallen into the habit of  treating him like a man, as most people  did. excepting the Queen, and gravely  nodded an answer.  "Do you not think that the Queen of  .France is tbe most beautiful woman in  the world?"   ,  "Yes," answered Gilbert, without a  smile, and without the slightest hesitation. ' ���������  t The boy's eyes, which were so near  together, gleamed and fixed themselves  in rising anger, while a dark-red flush  mounted from his bare throat to his  cheeks, and from,Jhis cheeks to his fore^  head.    ,  "Then you love her?'-* he asked fiercely, and the words were thick on his lips.  , Gilbert was no**;- easily surprised, but  ,the conclusion was so sudden and unexpected that he 'stared for a moment in  blank amazement before he smiled.  "I?': he"exclaimed. "I love the Queen"?  I should as soon think of coveting rthe  King's crown!"  * Henry looked into Gilbert's face a  moment longer, and the blood slowly  subsided from his own. .,  "lean see that you are in earnest," he  said, picking up the ball that lay at - his  feet, "though I cannot see why a man  should not covet a king's crown as well  as a king's wife." He struck the ball. ' '  "Sou are young,:' said Gilbert,"*0  ride atilfc through ail tbe ten commandments at once.' ' ,  "Young!" exclaimed the boy, keeping  the ball up. "So was David when he  killed the giant.. So was Hercules when  he strangled the serpents, as you told me  the other day. Young!" he oried a sec:  ond time, with' forcibly , concentrated  contempt. "You should know, ;Master  Gilbert, that a Plantaganet of 13 years  is the match of any other man of 20." As  I can beat you at tennis, though you are  six years older, than I. ,so I can beat you  in other matters, and with the Queen  herself, even though ~������.he- is half in love  with you already, as all the court is saying; and she shall belong' to me some  day, though- I havo to slay that dish-  faced prayermaster of a King'to get her!/'  THE PULPIT AND PEW.  Ian  Dlnclarcn    Di.NCiis.sffl   Preach ins:  Lihteiiin^ to a Sermon.  and  to her.  but  got  1 could get in a  A  Slisrht.  as mad as  I can be with  Lizzie���������-I'm  ffom.  Bessie���������Why, what has Tom been do-  lg now?  ... Lizzie1���������It's what he has not been do-  |ifing. He has never told me I am the only  yj'girl he "ever loved, and he has told all the  (other girls so. I don't care particularly  Ifor Tom, but one doesn't like to be discriminated against, you know.���������Boston  .'/?ranscript.  Anthony   Hope's   Latest   Romance.  Anthony Hope's new romance, "The  Countess Emilia," b(ginning in The  Ladies' Home Journal, will be read with  the greatest interest by. its author's admirers in this country. In the very opening chapter the reader's curiosity is  aroused in the liveliest possible way. The  story is in Anthony Hope's characteristic  vein, and carries one's interest as unwaveringly, as djd "The Prisoner of Zen-  da, '*"with which he entertained and delighted every lover of a good story well  told.  stated. I wrote a letter  no answer as yet. which  day if t-lie wanted to send one. as she  had many times before. She,is a person  that is very easily led and .hasty for ihe  minute. She is always asking about me  from my comrades, but will not tell them  in'.the case of her action. 1 always treated her up to the handle in every respect,  i love her very dearly and would like to  be on speaking terms again. So will you  please tell me how to go about it, and  would it be proper for me to speak to her  first or let her speak first?  Paukeii A. Leponte.  As long as she has said that, she  wishes to be a stranger to yon in the  future, why not take her at her word ?  That.is the best way to make her change  her mind, if she is going to change it  at all.  "Unto   the   success   of   a   sermon two  people   contribute,    and   without,     th'eir  joint efforts the   sermon   must  be a failure," writes Ian jMaclaren, in The Ladies'  Home Journal, of "The Art of Listening  to a Sermon," the first of a scries of articles by him.    "One   is   the preccber and  the other is the hearer,   and   if  some art  goes to the   composition   of the   sermon,  almost as much goes to Its reception.    In  tho art of   tbe   hearer   the   first canon is  practice, for it is a fact that the   regular  autcndunli not only hears   more   but r*lso  hear."; better than   the  .person who drops  into   church   once   in   two months.    2i*o  doubt, it tho preacher has lungs   of brass,  and the hearer is not stoiit- deaf, a casual  can catch every word on the rare occasion  when he attends, although   for   the   past  six weeks he has worshipped at home   or  made   the   round   of   the     neighboring  churches.      The   voice   of   a    competent  speaker is not so much sound merely, but  is so much music, with subtle intonations  and delicate modulations; his pronunciation of a word is a commentary upon it;  his look as he speaks is a   translation   of  it; his severity is softened by the   pathos  of his tone: his   praise   is doubled by its  ring of satisfaction.    A   stranger's  ear is  not   trained   to   such   niceties: it   is the  habituated ear which reaps the full sense.  Besides,    every   speaker   worth   hearine  creates his own atmosphere, and one cannot hear with comfort until ho   is   acclimatized."  FRIEND AND ADVISER.  IJriti.inVs    Premier   Owes    Much    to   His  Good   WWe'i.   Devotion ��������� Their  K������rli-   1-lfe.  The face of the Marqui3 of Salisbury  is familiar, but that of his wife is not,  and more than ordinary interest attaches  to her because this man. the head of the  noble, house of Cecil and England's  Premier, .braved parental displeasure and  toiied for some years in comparative poverty in order to marry her.  Lady Salisbury unites the higher"  qualities of, mind with the love of  domesticity and has been her noted husband's helper and ' trusty confldante-  throughout his career. If she had neither  wealth nor social standing   to bring him.  3  ?f  -*3d  At  The  MARCHIONESS OF  Devoted  AVife of Great  . mlef. '  SALISBURY.  Britain's  y   1 *������-.,'  - <*-������!  ">/'A  Y'-Wl  ''$  Y &  Y.-T&V  Pre-  *fi  i <     , **r-i 't  '-xx$$  '���������y ������ vY  ,Y   -. x?j.?n  >. t * i -. ...  . .     *v#  '*!>,,'  she had inheritance of goodness and^cul-  ture. Pier ' father was Hon. Sir Edward  Hall Anderson, Baron of the/ Court of  Exchequer, noted as a scholar and wit. ,  She was one of a large family of brothers  and sisters and her father's ' companion.-  The society she went in -comprised the-  elite of the legal and literary worlds. ' In  her youth Lady Salisbury, without being -,;/"  a beauty, was a fine and striking girl, ~'y>  tall, fair and- of commanding carriage. X'~'~  She charmed Lord Robert. , the second,',/-'  son of the then Marquis of Salisbury' but ,',-'"'  his'father would not hear<of the match, py  His son insisted on marrying his' sweat- <  heart and the father cut him off with no "  allowance. For some years Lord Robert/. Y  Cecil and the young wife lived in "lodg-Y"'-  ings off the Strand and supported them-,  selves out of the husband's literary, earn-- .,iA  ings. Tho death of his elder brother and , -/  his father gave Lord Robert the "marquis"-' ;,/.'/* ^  ate and from then on Lady Salisbury has ? / XH*i!$  reigned at Hatfield House, the wife ,of a ���������//vv^'t  distinguished peer, who has,four times1 ���������XX  been England's Foreign Minister .and is X^%^^,  the leader of the Tory party.. Y'!    ,:'"���������* Y5,??''*i  . The last year Lady. Salisbury's   health   f  began to give -way and she",has. spent all-/  her time at Hatfield House,; wheret Lord1;,';,  Salisbury is frequently seenL walking be-. (- YY^-sVI  side her pony cart:y .Their married life has, 'X'iX^t  been unruffled'-ind,serene. ������ ,    '    ^     './.,. I'SMl^  :!*m  Y,'    .������     .*" V*  *' ,,-JS  ."Y-iYi  ���������    - ^V^IrJE  vXm  *:.?v  3MI  v;  %  ?;>Yy-������  MARQUIS   DE  GALLIFET..  Sketch of the  Career of the New French  M inister  ef War. .  Gaston Alexandre' Auguste, Marquis...  de Gallifet, the new French War Minis- '  ter, whoso appointment is regarded as,  peculiarly significant, <is one of the warm--  est of tho monarchists in France and aru  aristocrat of the aristocrats,' who yet de--  clares that   he   is   "at -the service of the?  ; - ������������  *. ,yi\%  ���������Y'-v'Y  In the Future.  Professor Wetthedust (a few years  hence)���������Good morning, Mr. Tiller I  Anything in. my line today 1 I have  brought my balloons and explosives  along ' '.  Mr Tiller (American farmer)���������Well,  1 d'nnno. What's the price of rain now?  ���������New York Weekly.  A nil���������������������������.'>'i>-1 ii*  li 11 oi id i ty.  The wet-bulb thermometer, for determining moisture in the air, is made and  used as follows-: Provide, two thermometers and tie.a' bit; of the thinnest muslin  neatly around tho bulb of one of these  and keep it soaked with water. Lift this  thermometer out of the water, and whirl  it briskly throush tha air for two minutes, if the air is very dry, and for fchreo  or four minutes if the air is very moist.  Head it quickly, and it gives the temperature of a thin layer of water evaporated  under the influence ot the wind produced  by tho whirling. The dewpoint of the  air in which the thermometer is whir-lad  is about as far below.the wet-bulb as this  is bdow the temperature of the dry-bulb  similarly whirled and read rapidly. The  two thermometers may be hung side'; by  side on a short piece of string for.convenience: and this is then called tbe  "sling jjsychroineter."���������Monthly-Weather  Reriew. /  MARQUIS  DE  GALLIFET.  majoritv, the constitution and the law."  The Marquis has been prominent in tho  army for "30 years or more. He entered ic  In 184S. when he was but 18, and at 23  ho wa<* a sub-lieutenant. H9 rose rapidly  through" the grades ' of lieutenant, captain, lieutenant-colonel, colonel and  division general, and won rare distinction  in the war of the Crimea. In Aleerian  expeditions in 1860, 18(54, 1S65 and 1868,  he rendered great service, and his resi-  raont of African chasseurs, with their  splendid action, elicited unstinted admiration from the Prussian King himself  during the Franco-Prussian war. At the  siege of Paris he1 commanded a brigade  in 'Versailles. When the army was reorganized' the Marquis was nominated  peneral. Pie is one of the irostuncompromising Droyfusit.es in'Paris.  chain  When  A Frank Explanation.  First 'Citizen���������Sir, your watch  hangs loosely from the buttonhole,  did you last see your watch? .   ���������  Second Citizen���������As I turned away from  the pawnbroker's counter. ��������� Jewelers'  Weekly.  Yes. bnt She Heard. All the Sew������.  Sixteen women, by actual count, sat  in a dressmaker's reception room in  Atchison recently, awaiting their turn  to be fitted. How much work do you  think the sixteenth neglected while  waiting fpr the 15 ahead of her?���������  Atchison Globe.  IJiirhed  Wire   for  Italian  Vinuj-'inls.  The use of barbed wire is increasing  largely in southern Italy. It is used' for  trailing vines and is found of great service in keeping .thieves out of the vineyards  after dark. The vinos being in many cases,  only a few feet apart, it is a matter of  considerable difficulty to avoid the barbs,  even in the daytime, and at night it is  practically impossible. The wire need be  only of the lightest kind, as the lengths  used are comparatively short and no cattle have to be contended with.  Cricket in   the  Commons.  It is not,    perhaps,    generally   known,  writes M.A.P., that the   prowess of   Sir  Timothy   C.    O'Brien,    the   well-known  Middlesex   batsman,    who   nob   long ago  met with a serious accident in   the hunting field, was on one occasion   immortalized in. the House of Commons.   Tbe late  Sir   Patrick   O'Brien,   the'  uncle   of Sir  Timothy, by whom ho was   succeeded in  the baronetcy, was for many years'member for King's   County   in   the House of  Commons.    Sir Patrick, who was a well-  known wit, on   one   occasion   moved the  adjournment of an   all-night   sitting, on  the   ground   "that   the   members would  otherwise be too tired to attend   the cricket match at Lord's.    If,   sir,   they only  sea my nephew at the wickets, they   will  come back refreshed and in good humor!" 1 -iV  THE    CUMBERLAND NEWS,  'j ':   '     ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  Subscribers, failing to receive The  News regularly will confer a favor byi noli-  fyidg the office.  'Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  '"Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  SATURDAY,  SEPT.,   2nd, 1899.  - The Herald has turned its atten-  ition from the dignified   (?) controversy being; waged befcwVen it and  *���������   \  the Review to pour the vials oi wrath  on our devoted head.  First, the Herald says we are  rude because we do not exchange  regularly. All we can say is that  "the News has been mailed to the  Herald each week . since that pape,  started. It may have gone astray,  but certainly if our humble* little  paper failed to reach its leviathan  . contemporary'in the huge metropolis of ihe west the fault was not  ours. However, we sent down thih  week a parcel of back numbers per  registered post to settle the matter.  . " The Herald says in reference to  the above "Like master, like man  ������he Union Colliery Co., etc."  ,The remark is neither witty nor'wise  and the insinuation is false. The  U. C. Co. is not the master of the  News. *-. As to the sneering reference  to the Co's, courtesy, a good many  , jeople are of the opinion   that the  editor of the Herald ought to be the  *. c'  -last to speak of them in- such unciv  ii "fashion,  i ��������� >    .  The Herald devotes half a column to informing ua that it does  not propose arguing with the News  anyhow. We did .not ask the Her-  to argue. We did ask the Herald  to give its authority for certain stat-  ments which we- characterized ��������� as  false. It is very convenient to use  a paper for the purpose of making  statements of   the kind and  then  '' loftily (?) decline to explain. The  Herald apologizes to its reader*.- for  wasting space on a paper located  in such an insignificant town as  Cumberland. Quite a few things  connected with Cumberland are  evidently insignificant in the opinion of the Herald. Our esteemed  contemporary refers to the News as  ' 'a, local seven-year-old.' Well, seven years is a good deal longer than  the Islander lasted, and the News  will probably be in existence after  the bombastic Herald has been consigned to the journalistic boneyard.  ���������i >..j i-������"i.������^v^wirBif*--F  4iwnc*������mn-i.<Miu<-4.  5)  FATAL ACCIDENT.  A very sad accident occurcd in No.  $.   Wednesday   morning   whereby  Stewart Torrance of Corno;x lost his  life.    He was employed as a driver  in the mine  and was  getting a car  of rock down  a grade.    He was in  front with his back against the car  when it got so  far down the  grade  that its momentum was such that  He could not stop it.     He  tripped  while running, and the car,   weighing  about a ton, jammed   him between   the   rails.    Dave Roy  and  three other men ran  quickly to his  assistance and lifted the car off, but  he was so badly crushed  that life  Was   nearly extinct.    He was  immediately  carried to the  Hospital  and attended to  but his  injuries  proved fatal.  *'Stewart was a bright, good-hearted boy and he was yexy much liked  by all who knew him. He was a  young man of excellent character,  and many friends will join with his  family in deploring his untimely  death.  ' Tbe inquest took place Thursday.  'Tjie witiiesses were Dave Roy and  By Mr Little:  "I know the Chinaman well. I  do not know where he came from."  By Mr Matthews.  "The cause of the fall was a pressure on the roof causing a crack a-  long the place over the botton part  of the coal. There was a slip not often seen by the eye, going directty  into the face, causing a loose end;  and when the man had undermined enough it would naturally come  down. I did not seethe slip in the  coal. I do not think it was possible to see it. The place was in  good order."  By the jury:  "It wac the habit to shoot thetop  coal and it had been done before.  The Chinaman was filling a box  when I saw him."  By Mr Matthews:  "Mr Kesiey had been there before,  about 8 o'clock in the morning."  By Constable Thomson:  "The deceased was in charge of  the place."  By the Jur}':  "There were four Chinaman in  the same place. There was a double row."  I LOCAL   BRIEFS. |  feg5gggg^?s^^������S:^sS5S3������S������ggil  Miss Shaw is still in Victoria.  Jno. Cassassia was injured at No.  4. Thursday.  E Yarwood was injured at No. 4,  Wednesday by a fall of rock.  D Nellist.    The jury was composed j    ,  of T Hudson, J Bruce,   (foreman)  ' (^  J Robertson, L Ore, IJ Kesiey, 0,  Stevens, D W Richard:;. A verdict  of accidental death was returned."  The funeral took 'p'ace. Friday  and was largely attended. The  coffin was covered with wreaths  and cut flowers by fiiends.  As the deceased was not a member of any benefit association, an  offering to his bereaved parents  would not. we think be out of place.   o   INQUEST.  The inquest on Mah Sing killed  at No. 4. last week was held Thursday night by Coroner Abrams.  There were present besides coroner  and jury, Messrs. Little, Matthews,  Short and Inspector Morgan. The  jury was composed of the following:  K Sharp, foreman, R Hudson, R  Gray, Bert- Moore, J Callendar, J  Ashman, C Stauss.  In reply to Inspector Morgan,  witness Mah Jack said he had been  digging coal seven years. In reply  to Mr Matthews' witness Tung Ah  said he had been digging coal a  number of years.  The evidence showed conclusively  that the fatality was ' a pure acci  dent and in no way due carlessness  or incompetehcy. The evidence of  Mr. Short is given cas oovering the  whole case.  Richard Short duly sworn saith:  "My name is Richard Short. I  am an overman. About half past  eleven on the 24th inst. I was in  Mah Sing's stall, No. 25. 13'East  Old Slope, No. 4. Mine. I examined the r(pof and found it good. I  saw nothing suspicious or dangerous round the face. I was talking  to the deceased a couple of minutes  and he was filling a box with coal.  I then left the face and went part  the way down the stall and met Mr.  Kesiey the fireman. I talked to  him about eight minutes, when a  Chinaman ran down and told me  there was a man dead. Mr Kesiey  and I ran down and when we got  there ;the Chinaman had been got  out from underneath the coal, and  packed him out on to the road on a  lattice board."  By Mr Morgan:  "I did not sound the coal on the  face. The Chinaman had started  digging coal on the 22nd. inst. I  know he has been helping in the  mine for some years. He worked  under me as a helper not as a miner  -I7T-W"  ~y. ..*.y   ���������  M   '       [  'Hi  In all Muslin Blouses and other summer goods  Your choice of any of those  Muslin Blouse Waists ranging in price from $i.oo- to  $2.50 at the stunning low figure   of  50  cents.  Come early and get first choice.  We have only four of those  smart stylish Capes left, worth  from $3.00 to $3.75, now$1.75  All Summer Gloves  50     cents.   a ,   pair  go,   25, cents a pair.  up   to  must  1.1 *  Cream Cashmere Bonnets   trimmed with  ruching from 40 cents to $1.50 each. ���������  See Qiir B������ys' School SU������es.  Mrs Si. C.Davis wentdown last boat.  Inspector Morgan -- was up <this  week.  ��������� Miss- Nickerson has resigned as'  teacher in Union School. .  " ' .   ' : ���������'      ~  Mr A.HiPeacy has rented a house  of Mr L.C. McDonald.  Mr. Harold Searle went down to  Nanaimo Friday.  Mrs Willemar came up Wednesday.  Mr. H Grant is visiting his uncle, Mr. R Grant. ,  Mr. Andrew McNight returned  home Wednesday.  Fred Smith. rev>repe"v,h->g the W.  J. Gage Co., Toi'onto v.as in town  this week.  Capt. Freeman, of the Ship Glory  of the Seas was visiting Mr and Mrs  F. D. Little this week.   .  Miss Amos, late of Cumberland,  has secured an appointment as  night nurse in St. Joseph's Hospital, Vancouver.  There are three case in the Hospital���������the two men injured in the  mine this week and a Jap, None  very serious.  Mr. Pidcock, Indian Agent, Val-  diz Island, has purchased a gas  machine from Mr. R. B. Anderson,  for his residence.  Harry, son of Mr. J. B. McLean*,  was badly burned about the face,  Thursday, while playing with powder. Drs. Bailey and Staples are  in attendance.  (We shall be pleased to publish  locals or any items of interest to  readers if they will kindly send  them in. As we do not keep a reporter, many personals are often  unintentionally omitted.)  Principal Bennett of Union School  has a novel method of starting a  a school library. He had 500 certificates of membership printed.  These he has his pupils selling at  10 cts. each,. the proceeds going to  buy books.    The idea is a good one.  Mr, T. B. Godfrey, of Vancouver,  visited the town this week, during  his stay ^he secured   the . right   to  manufacture and handle, Anderson's gas machines in his city, taking a large one back with him as a  pattern..  PRESENTATION.  A large ii umber of friends gathered at the residence of Mrs. H.  Banks, Thursday night, in honor  of Mr. M. S. McCallum, who left on  a trip to Scotland Friday morning.  Before the evening   closed   Mrs.  Banks, on behalf of   the   choir   of-  Grace Church,* presented   Mr.   McCallum with a  very  nice   volume  of Burns.  Mr. McCallum is a very popular  member of the Methodist Church,  and the News Joins with his many  friends in wishing him a safe and  pleasant trip to the land of mountains and heather.  . It is to be greatly regretted that  the July flower show did not materialize seeing the number of fiine  gardens there are in towm Mrs  Mellado has a garden which 'for  symmetry of arrangement  and beauty of flowers is  not surpassed by many in large  cities.  PASSENGER LIST.  Per steamer  "City of Nanaimo,'  Wednesday, Aug. SO.  F. Bennie, Capt. Freeman, J. Heme-  wprth, Miss Jane Murry, F. Smith, J,  Grask, T. Hill, R. Curry, Bedlington, T. B.'  Godfrey, Mrs, Glaus, Miss Patterson, Mrs.  freeman, Mrj. W. Henderson, Miss Henderson, A. McKnight, J. Dominic, M. Piercy, Di Barrett, Mr. Spratt, Mrs. Morrison, J. Piercy, J. Baird, J. P. D. Malkin  Mra.Glennie, H. Grant, T.Morgan, J. A  Coughlan, H. R. Pike, Mrs. Piercy, W, H  Gray, Mr, Switzer, J. Burley, Mrs. Jones.  Mrs. Orfit, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Willemar.  OUT-GOING PASSENGER LIST.  Friday, September 1st.���������Mr. and Mrs.  DavidJjStevenson, Mr. H. Searle, for Nanaimo ; Mrs. Appleton, Mrs. Julius Johnston,  Mr. and Mrs. A. Cardena and A, Cardena,  Jr., Seattle; Wm, Mitchell, Hornby Island;  Dom Reathe, Vancouver,      Two   Japs   fpr  . ��������� J ��������� ��������� i.: 4     ;  Nanaimo. }  GO TO  the  Tailor  m ' '' \  ffl For     Your''   Next a  m- Suit of Clothes.  J  GOOD FIT  ���������-AND   PRICES  RIGHT  )������ CALL-AND SEE: .. ��������� Jl  I _   _^ - "    '  Notice.  CHANGE  OF CORPORATE  NAME.  ��������� t ' cM  Notice is hereby, given that t.|  Union Colliery Company of BrJ  ish Columbia, Limited Liabilij  intends to apply to His Honor  Lieutenant-Governor for permissia  to change its name to that of m  "Wellington Colliery -Compar|  Limited Liability.!' ' '   y  Dated Victoria, 18th July, 189tf  DAVIE, POOLEY &. LUXTOjf  Solicitors  to   the   Union   Collie  Company of   B. C.,   Limited   Li]  .bility. ���������-' -'4 ���������        :������ : .  I.f:������AITT 'A Co.  ���������DEALERS IN��������� ' '.  Piahbs &  Organ#,.  Musical Instruments  '���������AND���������  Musical Merchandise  Phonographs  and^aas*  Graphophones.  , -I.  SAFES, BILLIARD   TA:  BLES,    TYPEWRITERS,  LAWN TENNIS,   HOCKEY and GOLF GOODS.       /  BICYCLES AND BICYCLE SUPPLIES  60 Government St. Victoria  D}@S������SS@SS@@SSSg@S���������@SSS3SSi&]  atches  From....... "..$1.75  and up.  From....85 cents  and up.  and a Full Line of Jewelry Cheap. Wedding  Rings, all sizes, 18 Karat  Gold, from $5.00 up.  ALL WATCHES AND  CLOCKS CLEANED AND  REPAIRED AND\ WARRANTED TO KEEP  TIME BY'  T.D. McL^AN

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