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Array '   ���������' '������**,''  t    ������������������'������**- ^1^-^        /   ^v  *-- -^y^^f  W  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,    B.C.   WEDNESDAY,    SEP. 19,   igeo.  O^ILVIK  EiqaisiTioN  -TO-  LOCAL ITEMS.  anan  William Sloan,  IS    T__  E3  $������5������_������*S pei1  On all accounts paid when  ���������;<due we allow.a discount of 5  per cent, on Groceries.  Si fn op  *������'  CUMBERLAND., B. C.  ^r  S<?^?@gS_gSg5gSS������Sg^^gSg gg������^gg^������^gg������g������gaSSg@������gg������)  '8:  il  .3  'Nichoiies <  61 YATES STREET, . VICTORIA, B. C,  -&8011:  -iv  HARDWARE-, MILL 'ASSED'*  MINING 'MACHINERY,  '   AND FARMING .AND   _) AIRYJ-NG ' &M PXS-MENTS  ���������   . OF AL_f#iN-DP.** -'       r '   ��������� ".-  v,.   \    '_ ���������        ���������'  Agents foi.McCbrmick Harvesting! Ma'cffincr.*/-,, .  *e>-  .?.���������*)     Write "for prices-.ahd^particulars: " ;P. 0. Dra������ or '563/  (2������p:g������g^&&^^ }^^S^,'^^C^Se^'^^^^^&e^  T  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.  English Linoleums   -  -  -  6. 9 and 12   feet wide from   50c. per square yq up1  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per square  yard. , Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  SAMPLES   OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION,  o  VICTORIA, ��������� ��������� B.    C.  To'-WiixiAM Sloaw, Esq.  Sir:���������We the 'Un'devfiigued -"Electors  of  Vancouver Electoral District,    feehiifr  that  t:ie interescs of British Columbia  have'been  subordinated to the expediencies of the East  j  aud having confidence that   as ,our Representative you would ever kee*p the demands  of- our Province- to the front and   be ablo ',io  eusure adequate attention being   paid to the  more special needs of our District,'do hereby  respectfully request that   you   allow   your  name to be placed  in nomination   as a candidate to contest this   constituency . at the  forthcoming Dominion   Elections;" aud   we  hereby pledge you our hearty support, aud  promise   to   use   all   fair   aud     honorable  methods to se&u.ve jo;ir election, bhouid you  see fit to accept this requisition.  Signed.  1  Charles Allen, Charles Santy, John Parkin,' William Edmonds, Jehu A. Johnson,  John White, Thomas " Jenkinsj William  Nfeave, Jamen Hodgkinsqn, Benjamin  .W.ts, 0 U :II insen, Anthony,. Anderson,  JJhu ililuy, William HoT-.lt, 'Ejl. Gibson,  Peter Woodburn, Wm. Smith and 385  ' others,  TO THE SlGNEJBS OF TIM ABOVE REQUISITION:  'GKNTLKVKN:���������    ' ,.;   .  I response to your generous request  I beg to announce myself a candidate for  this District in tha approaching^ Dominion  Election., ,       ���������  In doing so I wish to express'ray deep appreciation of your confidence an.d to   reco-d  a-., once my -.-complete 'Concurrence  in  tl-e  p ibWc views expressed.<"n'the j.re,qii siiion.  I am convinced that the just demands of the  We.������t c.iu'oulj be-secured'by ifjtj-i-cpre&rnta--  fcives sinking   p.-.rtis'in   considerations  and  taking affirm-united yfcand   for,';'our rigirfcs.  .Both 'pavt.ies.lwh'eii?in poxver Jfay'e'' failed ������to  ,'reoognizo or have"deliberately   ignored   tb������  importance ot our-local   inierests.    Accordingly while I am a Lih-.ral, I piefer, nevr-r-  theit/ss to lie ioyal   rather to  fchiu   Province  than to par-y, and will   therefore press'   f-r  tho cxclusiou of Asiatics,    Urgcr   repri sen-  tation, an equitable returu of tlie  enormoi s  revenue contributed to tho   Federal Exchequer by this province,  and a fair   consider-  afciou-Xrfcrte pressing needs uf our   developing conditions    irrespective   of   party  exigencies.  If elected I will heartily co-opeiate with  my fellow members in any effort to secure  these objects.  il^infcend to tike anraarjy  cvjcottacifcy   of  explaining to the Elrciors my views   on the  general issues   of   the   campaign.    In the  meantime I may say in a word that I am in  favnr of Government Ownership of Railways  .and Telegraphs, reduction   ot   Royalty  on  Yukon Miucs, Revision of Yukon Administration, Direct   Log:.--latiou.   application ot  etghfrhGur law to all Dominion work.0, compulsory   Arbitration   iu    disputes between  Capital and Labor, Reduction   of   Tariff on  all imports entering into the development of  our natural resources, all   measures   calcu ���������  i?���������ted to cement the Empire, aud every well  advisi d step   tending  to   tho  advancement  and .general '"prosperity   of   our   District,  Province act?. Dominion.  next one will be Uoed as  a  private  consulting office,  intended  for Mr.  ���������Little, and 'the   third,   facing  the  southland welLljghted,-will be used  as adraughting and .plotting room.  . In this will be kept all  maps   and  drawings ot the   works   and   will,  when  finished,   be   supplied  with  drawing tables and every  -require-,  mc-nt of the surveyor and draughtsman.-   A   wide   corridor  traverses  the building from front to draughting room,   and   the   men   will  be  paid at a wicket opening from   the  paymaster's  room.      The  massive  Bafe   Avas   removed   from   its   old  quarters last week and with, the  flitting of that powerful and neces-  s:<r}' fetich, its,guardians also took,  ilight from the time-worn old quarters which have been' used as an  office'for years ..past.  What -was the. grocery and -hard-  '.ware part of the building has'been  utilized as a freight.shed and company's store room., The front' is  .partitioned off -for a freight store  room and -company store .room,  .with-the back.part used -as a .-gen-  eral room. At the extreme back,  at opposite,sides of the room, are  the bonded warehouse and the of-  ike-of the presiding,,ge;}ici of ,this  branch, Mr. t, J. B. McLean. A  wicket opens to ' the platform for  the sale of tickets and the ' collection cof'freight, so that in future, it  will not be necessary for consign- ' have again.d-j^oaed .of .two. .hirf  ees to.go-iutu the/office at all. Ail ^adepianos. - One'to Mayor "Car-..  freight andp*sse'nger cars are now fthew' and one\*?:, Govt. Ageiit;^.  ran up a sw-������x; ���������. off the No.f6 track  Sandhill,cranes were������_rst observ*-  ed at thismlace on their annual mi������  grationsouth on:thei_4<Jh inst..  Bishop Perrin   will   officiate   e!t  the   Harveet  "Festival   service   ir_  T.inity Church next Sunday .moru-  ���������in*. l  Thn members of'Tririity <CbimJh  congregation are invited to meet _.t  Mr. T, E., Bates' house,.Monday  next atSjSO, P.M. to meet .Bishqp  Pterin.  'Fifty'Scotch miners are .clue hete  in a few days from the Auld Kintra.  They are coming overland and no  doubt will be a welcome acquisition  to our population.  The Italian residents of>ouritaTO_.  hada,pleasant <danee .and- supper ;  iin the old.-Union  Hall,  Saturday.,  Six of   the ,Flagsh}p'.s -band ^dier*  -coursed.sweet music.  Mr. Bowen   was   hurt in JNo. %  slope last .week. .A fall-of coal broke-  one leg at   the   thigh   and .badly  ,mangled the other:     __e<is ;gettii)g  'on. as .well as can be expected.  ���������U. S. Tiansport Lawton has been  >et Union .Wharf, and several of  Uncle Sainls ".Blue .Boys" .visited,  us. :" A full account of vtheir ^isit  and future movements rnext   we^fc.  Messrs.   .^Vaitt   ,&   tCo., through'  their local agent, ,.Mr. G. Segrave,:  Yours faithfully,  LLIAM SLOAN.  Nanaimo, Sept. 10, 1900.  Fall (^lottiirjg HoW .^rriVixig.  Line Tailor-made Suits, guarantee! -fit.    Also,  Fall and Winter Overcoats, Mackintoshes,'dte.  [. nice line of Boys' .and Youths' apiece ^suits.  Call andsee om NEW STOCK.    -:-  Ce-MPAKY'S NEW   OFFICES.  The Colliery Co.'s new offices  and freight sheekpvere opened last  week and the officials took possession Of their comfortable   quarters.  The old '-Big Store''   has   undergone such a  complete  overhauling  and   transformation   that   its  old  occupants,   Mr.   S.   Leisef's   -staff,  would   now;    assuredly   be lost .if  they tried to   find their -way about  the   building   without    a     guide.  What was the   dry  goods  department   has   been    divided   up   into  three offices.    The front   one-being-  occupied by   the   paymaster,   Mr.  Clinton,.-and his assistant and?-tcle-  graph-oudratoT- Mr  illorne.    ?The  right to the offices,  v,here' a  good  i  platform and approach has been  constructed and ihe convenience of  all this to the public '.is~ ;most appreciable. An oil house has been  buiit near tho magazine and thus  all the company's mining requisites  are within easy reach of Mr. McLean's hands.  The interior   modelling   of   the  large building as well as the   track  eonstruCtion and   other work,   was  planned entirelyiby   Mr.  Mellado,  [ the company's  master   carpenter,  and the  ingenious  and  successful  way in   which   he   has  overcome  many .knotty problems shows   that  he has   a- talent   for -engineering  rarely surpassed.    That these   improvements will be  a ,convenience  alike  to   the   .Company's   officials  and to the   public,   goes .without  saying.    Apart   from  .that,   it   is  pleasing to note that this work has  been done.    It .means   that   every  opportunity is seized  for   the   im-  pj-ovement  of   their   business    lt  looks solid and   means business.   ; ���������O   HJJFRESENTATIVE  HOMES.  AMEJ&ICAl*!  Baird.     Both No'rdheimers.  H. Saunders, killed in the Lady-  smith, B, C , railway disaster was.*.'  son of Mr. H. -Saunders, a tptmah-  nent Victorian, JUis brother who'  has been here for some -weeks, left  at once upon hearing the -news oi  ' the shocking-disaster,  Messrs. Grant .&   Mounce .ha_.at  valuable horse badly   snugged, wn  the logging road   last   week.    The-  poor beast stepped on a   dry cedar  limb which sprung   up in  an  upright position, the next  step causing pressure sufficient to iorce it  deeply'-into its-groin,  -.Con. Thompson rjeettanisfl !&_������&.  day from' New'Westminster, Whence  he had taken a crazy Cape Mudge  Indian. We wonder who could  have introduced the solitaire j^anie  among the-festive.Mudgers.  And speaking of solitaire, *ih^  ���������club has deoided that its -secretary  ���������is the .next eligibletfor Westminster-  Some sperson, ;who is Either uoi  most'mischievous makup,or ������w!ho  is a double acting, self cocking,  triple refined idiot, turned the water  on full head-at the upper dam, ladi  week, and did other damage about  ���������the place. Tits water Co^will.make  a warm &ppt.-for*i;hisiclae&'df ^wstter  toig on the ^first qpporturiifty.  .It   should   be     borne    in    mind  A'number of America's leading  architects have been commissioned  by the Ladies'   Home   Journal   to  furnish:plansandspecificutionsfor    that everyone:in t(Wn   must-suffer  -so many houses.    It is a  condition     .f ^^ .g & gcaroity;of ^^  that the houses must -represent the  :.very.highest types of  architectsal  excellence, and'that each one shall!  be wholly original and  new.    The  plans will include   houses  adapted  to every section   of   our   country.  The firdt   will 'be printed .in 'the  .October Jatir-naL  OARD'������F THANKS.  Mrs. iliiveslcy and 'the Messrs.  MoKajy'beg to^thahk eH\ friends for  their kindness in their :lkte affiiea  tion, the death of Mr. ������Tos. Livesle.y,  'r������  "J   .  '  %M HOW  IT CAME.  A witch, a fairy and an elf  Met, long ago, to find,  To brew, to conjure or to raise  A plague for humankind.  Tbey brought from far below the ground  A'mighty magic pot;  They piled it round with hazel boughii    ���������  And made'it seething hot.  The witch poured poison jealousy,  With incantations grim;  Then watched it boil and bubble up  Halt to the caldron's brim.  The ���������f brought sotTorr'-s token toast;  The laughing fa}' came last,  And all her blossom sprays of joy-  Were in tbe caldron cast.  Dan Cupid chanced to spy it all   '  ,  While straying tlirougli the grove;  He dipped his arrows, every one,  And called the mixture "love."  ���������������������������Gladys Hyatt in Leslie's Monthly,  ���������o#o#o������o<|o������b������������ooo������o<no������o#o#  o  o  o  o  o  o  THE ESCAPE  o  o  How Martha Sessions Attained the Object of Her Ambition.  ���������o������o#o#o#o������o#9o#o������o������o#o������of>  For 20  years the town  of  St.  Johns  bad taken the drudgery of Miss Martha  Sessions for granted.    Her place, it was  tacitly  admitted,  was in tbe kitchen of  the  Witherspoons.     This  did   not  mean  tbat she was the servant of the Wither-  spoons���������no, no!   There were two respects  in which she differed from tbe ordinary  servant.    One was that she. received no  salary.    The other was that sbe was of  high birth.     A common person  may receive  pay  for service and  rejoice in  it.  ���������But Miss, Sessions, daughter of the Hon.  Peter   Sess'ons,   now  many- years   with  his respectable and dull  forbears, could  not,  even  had she been   offered money,  have accepted it.    What she did was to  live, in  the  home of her  married sister,  conscious morning, noon and night of the  fact that she was the recipient of bounty,  , and to do anything and everything that  other cfolks objected to doing.  Sarah Witherspoon had not been one  to let the distinguished name she bore  die with her generation. She had given  seven pawns to fortune in the shape of  her sons and daughters, and for each and  every one of these little ones Martha  Sessions, her sister, had cared. In short,  Martha was the lubricator of the domestic wheels and did everything for the  family that she could do, from hemming  the napkins to sitting beside sick beds.  She was the first up in the morning and  the last to bed at night. She started tbe  kitchen fire at dawn, and she locked the  front door and wound' the clock after the  others had retired to their rooms.  Yet it was generally understood in the  Witherspoon household that Aunt Martha was to sit silent at the table, especially if there was company. If a dinner  was given, she did the most difficult part  of the cooking, and if she did not stay  in the kitchen to direct the serving she  perched uneasily on the edge of her chair  ready to rush into the fray at the slightest sign of confusion.  There was one cause of chagrin, however, which even Ibis modern Griselda  did not bear patiently. She was too much  occupied on the Sabbath to attend church,  for the large -family dinners and the suppers at which friends were informally  and generally invited kept the'household  drudge at her post at the hours of service. Moreover, she had the paiii of hearing her own particular church and rector  spoken of in terms of derision, and the  unfashionable, cultivated, and. conservative congregation of which she would fain  have been one was the source of much  mirth to the Witherspoons, who went to  the smartest of sacred edifices and whose  preacher was renowned as ah after dinner speaker and a social Hon.,  But one day an astonishing thing happened. It is difficult to believe it, although  it is now ancient history.? Frederick Sessions, granduncle to Martha Sessions and  to Sarah Witherspoon, died at so great  an age that he seemed already to have  been dead for a decade when his obituary  was published, and in dying, he bequeathed to "Martha Sessions, the most uncomplaining and self . sacrificing woman of  my acquaintance, all lands, funds and  properties of which I stand possessed."  The news Was brought to Martha Sessions one morning when she was sorting  over the week's washing, and she came  down to the parlor in her worn gray  frock and white apron and met the intelligence with incredulity. But when she  was quite convinced of the truth of the  thing she astonished the little lawyer by  laughing in a youthful way. He had expected nervous and grateful tears.  "And   when  can   1   have  possession  of  'this property, sir?" she inquired.  "The formalities are few. Miss Sessions, considering that you are the only  heir. Within a few days you can do as  you please with your own. and I can advance you money today to any amount  you may desire. What would you like?"  Miss Sessions did not entirely understand the drift of the question and answered   with  a  vague smile:  "I should like to ask the rector to tea."  "Madam!"  "The Rev. Mr. Ellison, you know. I'm  not much acquainted with him, but he's  the rector of my church, only unfortunately I've not attended church for the  last few years. But 1 can now. Do���������  you think, sir, that I could have a new  bonnet by Sunday?"  "I will write you a check for any  amount you desire."  "Thank you. I should like to build a  house if possible before I had Mr. Ellison to tea. It would be much pleasanter  to entertain him at my own board, of  course, than"���������  "Certainly, Miss Sessions. Why not  build a house?" He was an astute and  sympathetic little man, and he knew  something of the story of Miss Sessions'  lifc'and understood by a sort of intuition  thai: she was groping for her individual  form of  expression.    To have the min  ister to tea was her dream, and the lawyer reflected that each human creature  is -entitled to his own particular sort of  dream.  But be was entirely unprepared for the  decision with which this hitherto patient  woman acted.  *'If you'll be good enough to wait for  me a moment, Mr. Ostcrman," f;he said,  ���������"Til put on my bonnet and go down town  with you." '._  "To the bank?"  "To see a contractor about my house."  It appeared that here was a  rampant  imagination, given rein for the first time  in its existence.  "Your family will be much interested  in your good fortune," said the lawyer  kindly. But Miss Sessions smiled an  enigmatical smile and made no reply.  Tbat evening when the family sat in  the drawing room Aunt Martha, to th*  amazement of every one, entered and  took a seat as one having something to  say. Every one looked up in surprise  and waited. They knew the occasion  could not be an .ordinary one. She told  her news with dignity. There was' a  gasp, and the face of Sarah Witherspoon  turned scarlet.  "Of course you will not permit such an  unjust thing to happen!*' she cried.    "It  has always been my expectation that  I  would be Uncle Frederick's heir.    Think  of the times I have entertained him aud  the favors he has received at my hands!"  Martha Sessions smiled dreamily.   ,  "Of ���������course you will see that the property  is divided half and  half,  Martha,"  pleaded her sister.  Martha shook her head slowly.  "No,"  she  said,  "it is mine.     I  have  never had anything before.    I am going  to keep what is mine."-  Her sister sprang to her feet,  blazing  with wrath and incredulity at the turn ot  tlie worm.  "I shall contest the will." she screamed.  Her husband pushed her into a seat.  "Sit down,  Sarah." he said in a magnificent voice, "and let me talk with this  viper we have nursed in our bosoms, this  beneficiary  of our   bounty,   who   forgets  the little children who have played about  her knee and all the years she has lived  upon our generosity.", '' -    '  But Martha interrupted him and arose.  "I'm afraid I haven't time to listen,"  sbe said. "I know what you will sugjrest.  You will kindly offer to invest my money  for me: You will speak to me about sending the boys through college and the girls  to a seminary. When have any of you,  young or old, come to the room where I  sat alone, wondering what I had done to  be put aside like an unloved dog? When  have you spoken to me, except to ask me  to do some favor for you? What standing have you given me iu the community?  How have you allowed me to go clothed?  What esteem do you suppose people have  for me? Many do not know me from a  servant���������me, Martha Sessions! No, I  haven't time to listen. I've too much to  think about." She started toward the  door and then turned and held out her  hand.  "I'll take all my words back," she said,  "if only some one will say���������say he is sorry���������that I am going."  No one spoke. Her sister turned her  back violently. Her bother-in-law wore  a face of stone. The four boys, big and  little, feigned to be occupied with other  things, and the girls stared and made  no reply, but at the last second David,  the youngest boy, who was 8 years old,  ran to her and caught her hand.  "Can't. I come to see you sometimes  after you, go away, Aunt Martha?" he  said. There were tears in his eyes. The  lonely woman snatched him to her hungrily for a moment. < -  "I think he has lifted my curse from  your roof," she said and went out. The  Witherspoons were still incredulous. But  when they heard the front door si am they  ran to the window to look out. Sure  enough. Aunt Martha was walking down  the path bravely, but with her handkerchief at her eyes. One of the girls was  sent up to her aunt's room, but it was  found that of her poor belongings none  had been taken from its place. Nor did  ehe ever send for them.  The town was all agog over the activity  of Martha Sessions, the heiress. Within  24 hours she had purchased a village  lot. much beautified by trees which had  years before been planted about the site'  of a house since burned. ,Sbe contracted for the building of a tiny home and  herself directed the plans. She appeared  dressed in simple but fine garments, and  she wore an air of amiable distinction.  It was the same air she had always had,  except that.her liberated spirit looked  out of her eyes.' People enjoyed the romance of it all, and they enjoyed Miss  Martha, whom they discovered to- be  a singularly well informed woman and a  lady of excellent taste. She was invited  to tea nt the most exclusive houses in  town. She moved at last in the society  to which she had been .horn. People offered to assist her in the buying of pictures and china and  linen.  And at the end of three months she  was settled in her own home. She sat before her own fire, looked about at book  lined walls, smiled nt the pictures for  which she had alwaj-s longed and by  touching the little bell at her hand could  summon her white capped maid, who was  delighted to serve her. She could look  with happy eyes at ber own gold banded china and have tbe pleasure once a  week of polishing her dainty silver and  glass. She was full of domestic enthusiasm and as important as a child with  a neAV toy. She had her charities, and  she was already recognized as an ardenL  member of the church.  Moreover, there o/ime the hour of the  perfect climax���������she had the rector to tea.  It was a wonderful occasion. Mrs. Deli-  van, the widow, was there, and Mr. and  Mrs. Wynant���������he was the principal of  the high school���������and young Caroline Arnold, the artist, and the Rev. Mr. Ellison,  of course, at Martha's right band. What  an hour! How the gold bands on the  china shone! How the glass sparkled!  How snowy was the linen! How delicate were the pinks'  But what w;ere these glories to Miss  Martha herself in her gray silk gown  with the honiton lace nnd tho garnet  brooch, with ber gray hair crimped and  her  hands   decorated   with   two  modest  msmt*^-.^   diamonds? What a lady! What a mistress of a fine occasion! Really it was a  great hour. But it may be that the rh:ng  which made her happiest, even happier  than the presence of the Rev. Mr. Ellison, was the fact that close beside her. in  his Sunday best, with a smile of contentment on his face, sat David Witherspoon,  dividing his delighted glances between his  surprisingly beautiful aunt ' and the  quince preserves.���������Chicago Tribune.  AN   IMPASSABLE  CHASM.  Resources of Culture.  A distinguished lecturer once told a  story of an engagement he had made to  deliver a discourse in one of tho interior  towns on the subject of "The Beacon  lights of .Civilization."  "I reached the place." he said, "a little  behind time nnd went directly to the hall.  A large audience had assembled. I was  introduced in due form by the p"esident  of the literary society under whose auspices I was to appear, and, laying my  manuscript on the desk before me. I  opened it and waited a moment for the  applause to subside. Imagine my horror  when I found I had accidentally brought  along the wrong lecture���������-one on the  'Wonders of Modern Electrical Science!' "  "What did you do?" asked one of the  group to whom he was narrating the ii������  cident.  "I went right ahead," he replied. "Tin  audience didn't know the different.*.*"   ,  Hard and Tough,  "They've got a new shell at Washington that will go through anything."  "I'd like to see it tackle my old father-  in-law's calloused conscience."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  '   Home Tiife In Porto Rico.  To one unaccustomed to tropical conditions the furnishing of the Porto  Rican home would at first sight seem  meager, but it is quite ample. A short  residence will demonstrate that nearly  500 years of experience with the unpleasant features of life in the West  Indies have been crowned by a survival of the fittest in house furnishing  as in other matters.   ,  Austrian bent wood furniture and also  wickerwork and willow ware constitute the main cqiiipment of the parlors and living rooms. Upholstered furniture is unknown and undesired,' little  or no attempt being made at decoration  except in the matter of embroidery and  fine handmade lace work. Hundreds  of yards of crochet work are used in  the embellishment of a single canopied  bed. This work is the chief delight of  the Porto Rican housewife.  The w_lls are for the most part bare,  but here and there a painting of merit  may -be seen. The *sofa pillow is the  one great feature of the home. It is everywhere, in every conceivable size,  shape and material. Ferns of gigantic  size and" exquisite , formation, as well  as broad spreading pfilm' leaves, are  used to festoon the walls and arched  doorways. Cut fresh from day to day,  they render the dark, cool rooms inviting and attractive. Potted tropical  plants in great variety abound within  and without the house.���������Harper's Bazar.  No  Private  Interview  "Was   Granted.  Nor Was One Needed.  "Could I have a few minutes' private  conversation with you?" he asked as  he stood at the open door of a lawyer's  office in a Philadelphia building the  other afternoon.  "Can't you speak right out from  -where you are?'' asked the lawyer in  reply after looking the man over.  "I'd rather make a private matter of  it.*'  "What Is the nature of your business?"  "Confidential ��������� strictly private and  confidential, sir."  "Well, I have no time to grant you a  private interview. If you have anything to say, you can let 'er go right  here.   Now. what is it?"  "I���������I wanted the loan of a quarter,  sir!" stammered the man.  "Oh. you did! And you wanted a private intervieAV to ask me that?"  "Yes. sir. I knew that it would hurt  both our feelings if I was refused in  public���������yours because you couldn't afford to loan me the money and mine  because I couldn't get it. Can you  grant my request, sir?"  "No. sir."  "And does it hurt your feelings?"  "Notca  bit!     You  are  mistaken   on  tbat point."  "And my feelings are the only ones  hurt?" ,  "Yours alone."  "Just so." said tbe man as lie howod  and backed out "I beg vpur pardon.  I was mistaken. You have the money  and no feelings, and I have the feelings  and no money. Impassable chasm: no  use in trying to bridge.    Good day!"  M. Quad.'  MEN OF MARK.  THE TRICK  OF A  THIEF.  of  A Fisherman's Trick.  "One day I was talking fish with a  number of friends," said an old fisherman, "and I' made a bet that I could  catch more perch than any other man  in the party in a given time. The  crowd picked out the most experienced  fisherman in the lot, and we set a day  to try our luck. The day before the  match I got a large glass jar, filled it.  with water and put seme"minnows in  it. Over the mouth of the jar I put a  piece of parchment in wThich I had  made some small boles. Then I went  to a point just east of the waterworks,  picked out a likely spot and sank the  jar in the river, .first attaching a cork  float to it by which I could locate it  next day.  "We went out.for the fishing match  the following afternoon, and I soon  found my float and anchored there.  The other man located a short distance  away, and we began. The perch were  just beginning to run. and in a little  while I had pulled in 180 perch, while  my opponent got only 24. Then he  gave up. and I won my bet.  "I showed the boys the trick before  we left the fishing ground. You can  always in that way make a good catch  of fish tbat will'swallow minnows. The  sight of the bait in the jar always attracts a crowd of fish and seems to put  them in good biting humor."���������Detroit  Free Press.  How    He    Mastered     the     Secret  Opening-  a  Money  Drawer.  "The term 'sneak thief,' " said an old  detective, yarn spinning the other night,  "is generally applied, in the papers, to  any kind of small fry pilferer, but among  crooks*themselves it is used to describe  one certain species of criminal, who rarely goes outside of his own particular specialty. Sneaks, as they are called for  short, generally work in pairs. One goes  into a store and engages the attention of  whoever is on duty, while the other slips  in and robs the till or the safe. Some of  the scoundrels get wonderfully adroit at  it. ' .     '   ' *  "I remember a peculiar case of sneaking that occurred in'the old quarter some  years ago at a small shop run by an eccentric Frenchman. He kept his money  in a patent till that had ten little levers  or keys underneath the drawer. In order  to open it three of them had to be pressed  at the same time, and the chance of striking the right three, unless you knew the  combination, was of course very remote.  If the wrong keys were pressed, a gong  immediately sounded hn alarm, and the  Frenchman thought he had a contrivance  that was absolutely thief proof.  "One day a smooth tongued chap strolled in and held him in conversation for a  few moments at the rear of the store,  pretending to examine some goods. After  he left the old man was dumfounded to  find his till wide open and empty. It had  been 'sneaked' while he was talking, and  the gong had failed to sound. Two days  later the thieves were arrested, and the  Frenchman went to see them. He called  aside the one who had done the actual  robbing; and promised to let up on the  prosecution if he'd tell him how he got  the drawer open without ringing the bell.  " "Easy enough,' said the thief. 'I pushed the right keys.'  " 'But how did you know them?' asked  the Frenchman.  "The crook pulled out a small pocket  mirror. 'See this glass?' he said. 'Well,  I held it under the drawer a moment and  saw by the reflection Avbich keys were  dirty and which were clean. Of course  the three dirty ones were the ones you  used.'  "After that the old man washed his  hands oftener."���������New Orleans Times-  Democrat.  I  PlnnnlMe. but Failed.  The cunning of children is well recognized +o be of a very superior kind.  and it is seldom if given a chance that  they cannot inveigle their, elders into  seeing things their way. The following is an instance of where a little girl  slipped up on this by not taking iuto  consideration that her mother had had  enough experience with children to  have an insight into their nature.  The girl's birthday was a couple of  weeks off, and her parents had told her  that they wrere going to give her a  handsome present upon that occasion.  She had been counting "the minutes"  for several days, but thinking she  could not possibly await her birthday  without knowing what her present  would be she stole softly up to her  mother and begged her to show her the  present  "Why, it wouldn't be right to sho.w it  to you now," her mother answered,  "because we want to surprise you on  your birthday."  "Oh, that's all right!" exclaimed the  little one. "I'll fnro-pt what it is before  then."  No Colored Hoboen.  "Why is it that there are no colored  hobo beggars?" asks a Philadelphia policeman. "Don't know why it is, but it's  a fact just the same. I've been on the  force now for going on six,years, and I've  got the first colored man to catch asking  people for 'a few pennies to help get me  something to eat. mister.' In. that time,  too, I suppose I've arrested or chased  away about 1,000 "white men and boys  for doing it. Colored folks are considered  improvident as a class, but somehow or  other they never seem to get so poor that  they have to beg on the streets, unless  blind or crippled���������the men I'm talking  about.   Ever notice it yourself?  "Of course there are colored tramps.  I've seen 'em myself. But I guess even  they have too much pride or too much  honesty to 'brace' people ou the streets  with bogus tales of wanting to get a bed  or a meal. If ever a colored hobo does  come across my path begging I think I'll  capture him o.ud exhibit him as a curiosity."  The will of Julius Adams of Boston  gives $25,000 to Carney hospital of that  city.  William A. King, the successor in con-  gross to Roberts of Utah, is a Mormon,  but not,,a polygamis't. He is 37 years old  and has been in politics" for 15 years.  The will of Captain Thomas Wilson of .  Cleveland provides for the establishment  of " a   home   for  aged   couples   in   which ���������  preference shall be given to sailors and  tbeir wives.  Governor Robert B. Smith of Montana  has made a fortune in mining. He is  popular in the mining districts, the men  regarding him almost as one of themselves, but respecting him none the lessl  Senator Beveridge said the other day,  "Though it is true that I have been making a life study of the Malay languages,  I have as yet mastered but one, and  there are some 5S others yet to master."  When Senator Hoar of Massachusetts  was recently asked what he had been  reading of late, he, replied, "For serious  work, 'David Harum;' for light reading  and amusement I've been going through  Gibbon again."  Lord-Roberts is fond of music. Tho ���������  members of his staff on various occasions have got up impromptu concerts to  please him, and in one campaign the general was always serenaded when he retired to rest.  Edouard Bocher, who died lit the age  of 90 in Paris the other day, was for  many years the confidential adviser of  the Orleans family and tho center of.  most of the Orlcanist-plots during ihe , <  last 40 years.  Dr. E. T. Allen, one of the Illinois  homeopathic doctors in convention at  Chicago, declared that , irregular ��������� eye- ���������  brows are a sign of insanity. In his opinion, the condition of the brain affects the  growth of the,eyebrows.  D. II. Chamberlain, -who was governor  of South Carolina during the so called  "carpetbag" regime, has subscribed for,  20 shares of stock in the Charleston Exposition company, .which expects to hold  a gn������at fair in Charleston next year.  A friend of William M. Evarts reports  him as being much amused by having  read a recently published account of himself. "This says I am 'gradually fading  away' like an old photograph," he re- i^J  marked, "but I fancy you can still make  out the features."  While Judge Kenneth M. Jackson of  Alaska is still uni-r 30 years of age, he  has received as much as .$50,000 as an  attorney's fee and cleared up several million dollars on mining properties. He  landed. in Alaska not many years ago  with $250 as his entire fortune.  Eugene Bruce, who has been interested  in the lumber business in the Adirondack's for several years, is to be employed by tbe division of forestry of the United States department of agriculture in  preparing working plans for the forest  reserves and for the large eastern tracts  owned by the government.  President McKinley on horseback will  be one of the sights, at the national  Grand Army'encampment nt Chicago in  August. > Since General Grant's last term  no president has appeared mounted in  any parade. The projected exception is  due to the fact that President McKinley  has been appointed a member of the  mounted staff attendant on Commander  In Chief Shaw.  Powder Damn In  Shooting: Cases.  "Powder burns have played a curiously important part before the courts,"  remarked a New Orleans lawyer who  has a. large criminal practice. "Their  presence or absence is often depended  upon to determine proximity in mysterious ^shootings, and tbey have frequently settled the question,of suicide  or murder where tbe fact was in doubt.  "I was interested in a case of that,  kind in the early days of my practice  nnd prevailed upon a prominent surgeon of this city who is now dead to  ascertain for me by practical experiment upon a body in the dissecting  room exactly how far away the explosion of a pistol would produce burns  and powder marks. He used a .32 caliber revolver and found that the flame  of the discharge made a distinct burn  it a distance of 21,������ feet and powder  marks were left at a distance bf more  than two yards.  "Of course the grains were not actually driven into the skin, as they are at  shorter range, but. the marks were  clearly discernible and could not be  easily removed. 1 was surprised at the  result and it satisfied me that many  erroneous conclusions bad been drawn  from such evidence in the past. It is  generally supposed that the wreapon  must be held almost against the skin tc  leave traces of flame and powder."���������  New Orleans Times-Democrat.  Deadhead.  Speaking of the origin of the word  "deadhead," Frederick Stanley, says: "In  the museum at Naples I was much interested in a ease of theatrical tickets found  in a tragic theater in Pompeii. They were  made variously in bone, ivory and metal.  You are aware, perhaps, that to this day  the gallery of an Italian theater is called  the pigeon loft. Well, the little tickets  for this part of the auditorium were in  the shape of pigeons, while varying devices were used for other parts of the  house. What attracted my attention  most curiously, however, was a set of diminutive skulls modeled in ivory. These  were used solely by those having the right  ,of free admission. Now, does this not  suggest the very possible derivation of  l the term?"���������New York Tribune.    ���������  A Martyr.  "That's the way." cried the forger as  sentence of ten years was imposed,  "all of us great writers are compelled  to suffer for giving full freedom to our  art!"���������Philadelphia North American.  Dares Not Weep.  "She is a girl of very little feeling, I  think. I notice that she never cries even  at the most pathetic plays."  "No; her complexion won't permit it."  ���������Chicago Post.  PAY SCRIP FDR  DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT-  A very large saving can be made.   We can  furnish the exact amount'for any payment.  Write for particulars and price.  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, Winnipeg fc  o  \%  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND, B.C.  NO  CHANGES  IN  WEATHER.  THE TCJRP  REVIEW.  ��������� Prairie Girl, 2:20, fcy Gray Harry, re-  ��������� cently purchased by W. Fi.  Blair,  Indianapolis,   will be  used   for  matinee  racing'.  Roekport, p., rete! ev.it '_U _omina-  tions to its eirly elosiug 2:25 pace for  the August meeting, and to the'2:30  trot 22.  Frank Russell, at one t.iDie the leading lightweight jockey of the west, will  take mounts'at the Cincinnati meetings this spring.  Admiral Dewey, the 2-year-old colt  by-Bingen, 2:00*4. out of Nancy'ilanks,  2:04, has trotted- a quarter in VA> seconds at Readville. ������  A southern  New England  circuit  is  talked of. taking in the cities of New  - Bedford, Pawtucket, Hillsgrove, At tie-  boro, Fall River and Newpuir..  , ��������� Lucrative. 2:141/_., is reported on what  should he good authority, \ > have trotted the last quarter of a work- out niile  , at the Charter Oak park, track, at Eart-  ford, in 29 seconds.  The 4-year-old Boralight, by Boreal,  the property of Hughes & Fleming,  Ardmore, Pa., is showing up in grand1  form at Belmont'. The filly'showed a  trial in 2:12 as a 3-year-old at Lexington. -    "  The owner of Toggles.,, 2:09%, , who  has been the best trotting race horse  on the Pacific coast for two years back,  announces that he will'not start him  this year, but wrill bring him east to  race in 1901. ���������  - Nellie Owen, owned by A. Y. Ouffin  of Lawrence, Kan., has foaled a bay,  colt by Paron. 10.TGS, son of Patronage. ' Nellie Owen is by Aladdin. 2,235,  dam by Toai Crowder. S35, and is nominated' in the Hartford $10,000 Futurity.  The Pawnbroker,' a black 2-year-old  colt by Axtell, dam Ethel Lynn by  George Willis, is said to be one of the  slickest looking colts at the Lexington  track. Dr. O. J. Phelps worked him a  slow mile the other day, the last quarter in' 3G seconds. '  '-'  THE GLASS  OF  FASHION.  . In honor of the queen's visit to Ireland malachite green is a very fashionable color in England.  Organdies, on which the design is  painted ou the under side are the prettiest examples of pastel colorings.,  .- There are shorter coats of fancy silk  which reach only to the knees, but  they have the same style of flowing  sleeve.  Demidecolleto bodices' will be very  generally worn for house gowns in midsummer. Some of these have the elbow sleeves.  Suede gloves are very much worn, as  they always are in summer, for the  reason that they are much cooler than  the glace glove. Pastel tints are the  popular shades.  Yachting suits of dark blue cheviot  made with a bolero jacket and trimmed with gold braid are very fetching  when worn with, a blouse of ecru. linen  lawn embroidered in red or yellow and  blue.    ������������������'       ? ..  Colored lawn petticoats have not  ���������usurped the place occupied by silk  skirts, but they are a very welcome  feature in this department of dress, as  they are much cooler than silk. They  are worn with cotton gowns chiefly and  ought to match the gown in color.  Some of them are elaborately trimmed  with.lace: *  Taffeta silk is used as a trimming on  a blue foulard spotted with white. It  Is in a lighter shade than the gown and  applied in a two inch band around the  hem of the skirt and on the edge of the  bolero in a narrower width, this being  worn, over a blouse of embroidered and  lace insertion in alternation. It also  forms a wide belt���������New York Sun.  Temperature   and   Rainfall  as   They  Were THonsands of Years Ago,  We find the "early" and the "later"  rains today in Palestine precisely as described 3,500 years ago. "Jordan overflows all its banks" in February .today  exactly as it did in Joshua's time, 33  centuries ago. Plants taken from mummy cases in Egypt which must have been  gathered more than 5,000 years ago, are  practically of the same size and have the  same appearance as those growing today.  Records of vintages in France for over  700 years show practically the same  dates as today. Actual observations of  rainfall for over 200 years at St. Petersburg show no change appreciable to us,  though, of course, the earliest observations were extremely crude and somewhat unreliable. Facts of this kind  might be adduced to fill a small volume..  On the other hand, we have records of  most extraordinary cold weather in ancient times. One winter the light wine  in France froze. Another winter the  river Fo' froze over so as to bear teams  (an unheard of phenomenon today). , In  this journal for June it is stated that  "Parnassus and Socrates, now free from  snow, were covered with it in classic antiquity;" also; "the name Greenland,  which strikes us as so singularly inappropriate, was not inapplicable at. the  time it was named, in the fourteenth century."  It is entirely probable that descriptions of the cold in ancient times were  much exaggerated. Parnassus and Socrates ha^-e snow at times, and in earlier  days, when protection against the cold  and snow was much less than now, a Ih^  tie snow would go a long way. The ear-,  lier voyagers from Iceland ' more than  1,000 years ago, leaving a land of.almost J  perpetual ice and snow and reaching a  land in summer, with its beautiful green  color, to their unaccustomed eyes would  very naturally give the name of Greenland to it.' In the summer time, it is  said, Greenland presents a most beautiful  green near the Danish settlements to this,  day. '      * '  Our oldest inhabitants, who-have been  wont to describe the terrible, cold and  deep snows in their boyhood days' as incomparably greater than anything which  does or can occur today, completely lost  their reckoning in a recent winter when  reading of a ship that had sunk in.New  York harbor by weight of the ice upon  it; also that Washington had 34 inches  of snow on a level and the lowest temperature ever noted in that fair city. A  careful study will show no appreciable  change in the climate of this earth since  the early historic times. Of course, nothing here adduced touches climatic changes  in glacial times or in prehistoric times,  which changes Udvp '^on established beyond question.  STOMACH TROUBLE  MAKES THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS  OF PEOPLl'I MISERABLE.  KITCHEN   HINTS.  A?'Possible Cure For Founder. c  As many of your readers are owners of  horses, let me tell them how I saved a  valuable mare ths'it was foundered. One  very' hot day in July I let her drink from  a branch (not cold). The next morning it  took 15 minutes to get her out of the stable. She was so stiff she could not step  over a doorsill six inches high.' I was 30  miles from home and obliged to be there  next day. Well, after a good while we  started, arid by noon had traveled six  miles. I stopped at a farmhouse for dinner.   The mare refused to eat a bite.  "Cover her legs from her belly down to  her hoofs with soft lye soap. Let it stay  on an hour, then wash off with warm water. Wash two'or three times, till soap is  all off. Then get in and .drive slowly  home. Here is the cistern. There are a  kettle and wood. My wife will get you  the soap."  So said the farmer as he excused himself and hurried to the harvest field with  his hands. I . did as directed, arriving  home about midnight. The next morning  she was all right, and never showed a  trace of the,,, founder afterward.���������Letter  in Indianapolis Press.   ,  Mrs. John HolJ-ind, of Taraiitum, P. E. I.,  Gives  Her  Experience   for  the   Benefit  of Similar .-.iiu'ereis���������Ot  William'*'Pink  Pills Cured Bter After Otlu*r .Jiedieiii.es  ��������� l���������ili d.  From the Watchman. Charlottctown.   .  'Mrs? John Holland, of Tarantum, P.  EL, is well known and highly respected in the  coam unity   where   she   resides.    For some years her life was one  of  misery and   suffering,, having  been  an   acute    sufferer    lrom    that common foe of   humanity,   dyspepsia.     A  reporter hearing of   her  restoration'to  health through the agency of that wonderful remedy, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  for Pale People, called   apou Mrs. Holland to obtain particulars, whicn were  cheerfully given  as  follows:���������"About  four years ago I became very ill, I was  attacked with a distressing pain in my  stomach, acompauied by-flashes of heat  and cold.  These attaoks were generally  preceded   by, a  sleepiness and  stupor  which   required  constant   exeriion   to  keep awake.  I had little or no appetite,  and food lay as a stono on my stomach.  As time passed, I  was growing worse,  vomiting of food set  in.    with  sodden  changes of heat and cold in my feet.    I  was so reduced in  strength  as to not  be able to walk  any distance without  | resting.     To work I dare not attempt.  I began to  feel  that I could  not live  very long in my present  condition.    I  was reduced in weight to 115 pounds.  Two   years   ago   I   began using Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. Before this I had  tried various advertised medicines, but  without any benefit  resulting.    I was  using the second tox of   the   pills' before I  felt any benefit,  but from that  my recovery was rapid.    I used ,in all  five boxes of the pills, and have  never  felt better in my life   than I do at the  present moment.    All the disagreeable  sensations   that  accompany  dyspepsia  have vanished;_ I can  enjoy my  meals  with relish,  and   my   weight   has increased from 115 to 139 pounds.      It is  now more than a year since  I   discontinued, the use' of   the  pills,   and as I  have not had the slighte.se touch of the  trouble in that time, I feel safe in saying ' that   my   cure   is  permanent.    I  would strongly advi?e others  suffering  from stomach troubles to give Dr. Williams' Pink Pills a.fair trial."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of tlie' disease. They  ��������� renew, and build up the blood, and  strengthen tlie nerves, thus driving  disease from the system.- Avoid imitations by insisting "that every box you  purchase is enclosed in a wrapper bearing the full trademark, Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills for Pale People. If your  dealer does not keep them they will be  sent postpaid at 50 cents a . box, or six  boxes for $2.50, by addressing the Dr.  Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,  Out.  See that all "left overs" are promptly  used. '    '  Dry your pots before .you put them  on the shelf.  Great cleanliness as well as care and  attention is required in cooking.  Be careful not to use a knife ihai has  cut onions before it has been cleaned  Keep your hands very clean and don't  wipe your fingers'on anything thai is  handy.  Clean up as far as possible as you go.  Put scalding water in each pan as you  finish with it..  Never throw anything but water  down the sink. Keep sink and sink  brush scrupulously clean.���������==-  Don't try to save time hy laying  down utensils anywhere, thinking lt  saves time,   lt makes work.  You need not cough all night and disturb your friends; there is no occasion  for you running the risk of contracting  inflammation of the lungs or consumption  while you can get Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. This medicine cureB  coughs, oolds, inflammation of the lungs  and all throat and chest troubles. It promotes a tree and easy expeotoration,  which immediately relieves the throat  and lungs from viscid phlegm.  -  TESTED BY TIME.���������In his justly-  celebrated Pills Dr. Panuelee has given  to the world oneof the most unique medicines offered to the pnblic in laie years.  Prepared to meet the want for a pill  which could be taken without nausea,  and that would purge without pain, it  has met all requirements in thac direction, and it is in general use not only because of these two qualities, but because  it is known to possess alterative and curative powers which place it in the front  rant of medicines.  , Hajul.'ihrilcinsr.  In the days of knighthood every man  carried a sword and was ready to slash  his neighbor upon the slightest pretext.  When friends met. they grasped one  another by the right hand, thereby Indicating peaceable intentions, as each  one thus gave up, to the other his fighting arm. . That is why we shake with,  the right hand.���������Ladies* Home Jour-  ual.    U������TO<sfANA " BELIANCE CIGAR  1 UOV/AltA,     FACTORY, Montreal  ITEMS OF INTEREST.  A German naturalist has collected  evidence that monkeys, dogs, cats,  birds and other animals recognize  themselves or other animals in mirrors  nnd pictures.  A scientific statistical work just published fixes the. population of Europe  nt 3S1.000.000, an increase of 79.000,000  since 1870. or an annual increase of  about 3.000.000.  Sousa and his band have made a hit  In Paris, and the leader Is receiving  many compliments, one from a Viennese visitor being: "You have not a  band under your direction. Rather it  is a Jiving organ."  Sl������e Got'the Dress.  Rather a singular case, writes our Vienna correspondent, was recently brought  before a Budapest judge for decision. A,  young girl appealed to him concerning a  blue dross upon which she had set her  heart, but her father refused to buy it  for her. "No intelligent girl," she declared to the judge, "when she is on  the Lookout for a husband would go about  simply dressed."  The father declared that he had already this year incurred the expense of  three toilets for his daughter and a fourth  was beyond his means. M.iny witnesses  appeared, some bearing testimony, to .'he  goodness of the father, others to the extravagance of the daughter, and the  judge suggested that if tho blue dress  had the desired effect it might relieve the  father of any further toilet responsibilities.  This idea apparently throw a new  light upon the subject. The father agreed  to the purchase and left the court amicably with his daughter ou his arm.���������London Telegraph.  A Differert  Kind of Man.  A school inspector up Westell osier  way was making his rounds uu<* r!ay  ���������and visited a school uot a thousand  miles from -Mamarouock. Among the  questions "he "asked the children was.  "What is a pilgrim?" t  One child said. "A man who conies  to America to be religious."  Another said. "A person who travels  from place to place."  "Well, I do that." said the inspector.  "Am la pilgrimV"  "Oh, no," said the boy quickly. "1  meant a very good man."���������New York  Commercial A^v-i-tig.-*-*-  HE HAS TRIED IT.���������Mr. John Anderson, Kinloss, writes: "I venture to say  few, if any, have received greater .benefit  from the use of Dr. Thomas' Eclectrio Oil  than I have. I have used it regularly for  . over ten years, and have recommended lt  to all sufferers I knew of, and they also  found it of great virtue in cases of severe  bronchitis and incipient consumption."  HOUSEHOLD HINTS.  That Boy.  "Tommy," ' exclaimed Mrs. Tucker,  "where have you been all evening?"  "Been at Barney Hogan's wake," answered Tommy.  "Oh, how shocking! You bad boy!  .When did ho die?"  "He didn't die. He was out walking in  his sleep."���������Chicago Tribune.  IT IS A LIVER PILL.���������Many of the  ailments that man has to contend with  have their origin, in a disordered liver,  which is a delicate organ, peculiarly susceptible* to the disturbances that; come  from irregular habits or lack of care in  eating ana drinking. This accounts for  the great many liver regulators now  pressed on the attention of sufferers. Of  these there is none superior to Parmelee's  Vegetable Pills. Their oporation though  gen tie is effective, and trie most delicate  can use them.  A Dlsconrasing1 Entry.  The performance of the Shakespearean drama of "Hamlet" was dragging itself slowly along.  The time had come for the appearance of the ghost.  There was a slight delay owing to  the tardiness of the ghost in respond;  ing to its cue.  The profound stillness that followed  was broken by a loud voice in the front  row of the main balcony:  "Mamma, there are 37 men down  there with round white spots on top of  I heir heads."  And no stage ghost ever made its appearance under move discouraging aus-  oiecs than the armor clad phantom  that came stalking upon the stage at  ihis moment���������Chicago Tribune.  Lost No Time.  Parke���������I told my wife she could so'l  If she desired the furniture that hnd  become too bad for use.  nLane���������She- was prompt to take the  hint, w\*is she?  Parke (sadly)���������Was she? ,Thtre isn't  a thing left.���������Harper's Bazar.  Not  Strong Knotiffh.  "No," she said regretfully; "I am not  strong enough to run a sewing machine  Why; it just about uses me up to make s  century run."���������Chicago Post.  HOTEL BALMOML,^?SaUp.  Free Bus. Am.  E.P.Sl.OOea.  ANDERSON PRODUCE CO, LIMITED  WINNIPEG, MAN.  GREEN  FRUITS AND PRODUCE  Highest Cash Price paid for Butter and  Eggs. All mail orders for fruit promptly  attended.   Satisfaction1 guaranteed.  Money to Loan  Apply to  NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY fOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue  50 > illustrations mailed free. ��������� Write us for anything in Music or Musical Instruments.  Whaley Royce & Co., T^__gi; _fi_  I was cured of a severe cold by MIN-  ARD'S LINIMENT.  Oxford, N.S. R. F. HEWSON.  I was cured of a terrible   sprain  by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  FRED COULSON,  Yarmoulh, N.S. Y. A. A. O.  I was cured of   black Erysipelas by  MINARD'S LINIMENT.  Iuglsville.     ?     ?       J. W. Ruggles.  $100   REWARD,   $100.  The readers of 1 his paper will be pleased to  learn that there is at least one dreaded disease  that science has been able to cure in all its  ���������tages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh  Core is the only positive cure known to the  medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally.  acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the  foundation of the disease, and giving the patient  strength by building up the constitution and  assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative  powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for  any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of  testimonials..  Address,   F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggists, 7rc.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  A Good Use For Allen.  Congressman John M. Allen of Mississippi once went all tho way to New York  from the south to attend a banquet.  When he took his place at the board, he  found himself set down''for the last  speech. His friends also saw the programme and, like himself, wore annoyed  at what they thought was thoughtlessness on the part of the committee.  The congressman listened to the long  addresses and when his turn came prefaced his remarks thus:  "Gentlemen, I was somewhat at a loss  at the opening of this feast to understand why you had asked me to come all  fhe way from Mississippi to speak to  you and then made my address the last  number of your programme. Now it is  all plain to me. You had to put a bright  man at the last to hold the audience."���������  Saturday Evening Post.   "That Blinkersdorf girl is the promptest young woman -I ever had the pleasure  of escorting."  "She comes by it naturally. Her father was a car starter."���������-Cleveland Plain  Dealer.  Skirt linings, if-not much worn, may be  made almost fresh as new by washing  and starching with starch in which there  is a little gum arable.  Articles de luxe of glass, gold, silver,  earthen and other wares can with safety  be washed with borax solution and their  brilliancy and delicacy restored.  Keep a small, stiff new toothbrush es--  pecially to clean your fancy glassware.  Dust, etc., accumulate in the pattern,  and the towel does not rpinove them.  Nothing looks more ugly than to fee a person whose hands are covered over with  warts. Why are these disfigurements on  your person when a sure remover of all  warts, corns, etc., can be found in Hollo-  way's Corn Cure?  An Approximation.  "I often see the expression used, 'a  measure of relief,' "said Spokes. "Now,  what is 'a measure of relief?' "  "About three fingers," replied Spykes.  ���������Town Topics.  An Illustration.  An Irishman was telling me that Irishmen are creatures of impulse, "An Irishman would kill a man one minute," he  said, "and be aftber standing him a  dhriuk the novt " ��������� 1'iek  Mp Up.  If your children moan and are restless  during sleep, coupled when awake with a  loss of appetite, pale countenance, picking  of the nose, etc., you may depend upon it  that the primary cause of the trouble is  worms. Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator effectually removes these pests, at  once relieving the little sufferers.  The London Graphic states that the  king of Denmark will--probably:;' shortly  resign his crown to his eldest son. The  last ministerial crisis greatly shook him,  and since the death of Queen Louise,  two years ago, his health has been deteriorating. If the political situation does  not ameliorate soon the king's decision  will be officially announced.  Manufactured by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg-.  Catholic Prayer crucifixes, Scapulars, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders receive prompt attention. TJ. & Jt Sadller& CO. .Montreal  BIG  STOCK  OF  TYPE  Minari's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc,  Mlffht Explain It.  Mrs. Brown���������I don't think Miss White  will ever marry Mr. Jenks.  Mr. Brown���������Why not?  Mrs. Brown���������Oil, she quarrels with  him so constantly.  Mr. Brown���������Ah. perhaps they'vevboen  secretly married already.���������Philadelphia  Press.  Minard's Liniment Cures DipStheria.  J,:ir*>p<i' rSo  Good.  Millicent���������Aren't bicycle lamps annoying?  Miriam fvoxatiously)���������Yes; mine goes  out every time I run into unybody!���������Tit-  Bits.  'AND  MATERIAL  ;���������  .        v.:   T"  Do you want Ink?  Do you want Type? -  Do you want Plates ?  Do you want Stationery?  Do you want a Ready Print?  Do you want to trade Presses?  Do you want to trade Paper-Cutters?  Do  you   want ANYTHING  in  tho  way of Printing Material?  Correspond with the  Not  Kager  For a  Song-.  Patience���������Won't you ask her to sing  for us? You know she'll never do anything that I a>ik her.  Patrice���������Then I'd rather have you ask  her.���������Yonkors Statesman.  Minard's Liniment Cures Garget In cows.  When the writer of a letter offering  the mayor of Boston .$1,000 for a good  position put in an appearance, he proved to be an honest looking old man  who said.be heard that was the way  most politicians got their places.  Sanitary authorities in Boston have  called on barbers for the sterilization  of mugs, brushes and razors and the  use of a clean towel for each customer.  Much disease found in the city has  been attributed to tbe unsanitary  methods in barber shops.  I Toronto Type  Foundry Go.  (LIMITED.)  Minari's Liniment Cnres Distemper.  Everything  for the Printer  NORTHWESTERN BRANCH.  175 Owen St., Winnipeg, Man.  British Columbia Branch, Vancouver  W. N. U. 282. THE   CUMBERLAND' NEWS  Issued Every   Wednesday.  W. B.'ANDERSON,  Kl-ri'Oii  ,,  The columns of 'Tub News arts op ������������������������������������> to si I  vth.i wish to express therein views on unau-  eraof public  interest.  ^While we do not hold uurstlveB re*������poDr.i-  h\e for the uttei ancea of correspor dein..'-, v. e,  reserve the r-ght of declining '.<���������> insert  coiiiinuiAicaioiih unnecessarily per* nally.  WEDNESDAY, BEBT. ]_th, VMO.  WAR NEWS.  London, Sep*.. 7.��������� la'11 Hamilton  succeeded in turning the Boers right  flank nnd clearing the way for Bul-  ler's a Ivauce. Dun don aid and  Urouklehurst occupied L;. den burg  Thursday. The Boers are si p np  4������nd going northward and eastward.  Most of the guns and stores have  bcen'Sf-nt to Kruger?dorp.  Pretoria, Sept. 9.-���������A small garrison of Conadian mounted troops  at Pandord east of Middleburg.  beat oil' a body of Boers . who attacked the place with three guns on  Sept. oth. '���������  London, Sept. 8.���������We learn, says  the Daily News, that the Government expects decisive news from  South Airica within a few nights  and that parliament will be dissolved during the la.*4 week of? Sept.  Branford,r, Ont.,- Sept.   8.���������Word  has been received t<at Capt.  C. M.  Nells of this city,   now   in   South  < ��������� v ��������� ��������� *���������  Africa, will be s-erit to Cape Town  in chaige of five thousand -Boer'  prisoners in a* few days?  ��������� Pretoria,'Sept.' 8.���������It is stated  that Gen. Dewii has j ined 'Theron  in the neighborhood of Johannesburg and that the tota-1 Boer'force,  there, numbers 1,500. T -eenemy is  holding a' position in tlie hill*--,  south of the town. A' considerable  force is now in pursuit. The Boert  li������ve no artillery.  Toronto, Sept 8.���������In the lacrosse  match at- Hanhm's Istand this  afternoon, the invincible westerners aaain cleared the field. score,  Westminster 7games. Tecumseh, 1.  Victoria, Sept. 8.���������Among the  passengers detained at William's  head are Mr. and Mrs. Dreyfus, the  former is a cousin of . the famous  pu-oner of Devils Island.  Washington,,Sej.it. 8.���������The State  Department is in receipt of a cable  gram from U. S. Consul Gen.  G<>od now ���������t Shanghai, dated.Sept.  X, reporting the death on July 30,  at Funchu and Tachu.of the follow  ing m -s-onaries: Rev. E. B, Bate-  water and two children. Rev. Mrs.  D. H. Cbipp, Rev, Mr. and Mrs. C.  W. P:erce and daughter, Florence.  Rev. Geo. T. Williams. Rev. T. W.  Davis, Mit-'s Bowenbird and Miss  Mary L. Partridge. Tlie department has notified the le-peciive  missionary hoards of which the  victims were members and their  relat;ves as far as possible.  Galveston, Texas, Sept. 11.���������G.  L. Russ, conductor of G.N.R. was  among p-.r y of refugees who  reacted Houston to-day. He says'  ���������"I will not attempt to . describe the  horror of it all, that is impossible.  When I left Galveston men armed  with Winchester rifles were standing over hurysng squads and at  paint of rifles compelled them to  load the corpses on drays to be.  h������ul*?d *o barges on which they  ������i-e towed into fie Gulf by tugs and  tossed i to the sea. As I leu I  ������;*w a lar.e hai*::e'-loaded with dead  on   its j urnevto-ihe Gulf."  Galveston,   Sei>t?-'T1.��������� By   de ���������.������ ?  patch boat to Houston.     The   ter-  ] fie (yeione that-  produced   such a  distressing   disaster   in   Galveston?  aud :������������������ 11 through Texas was pr.-dieted \  by weat icr bureau Friday. Lo=s  _uw < suma ed at 5,000 lives and  twenty millio.. dolltrs damage including six stranded  ocean   liners.  Washington, Sept. 11.���������Minister  Wu has received ( ablegram from  Li II un^ Chang giving and Imperial edict signed by Emperor and  directing Earl to proceed - immediately to Pekin and thee co-operate  with Prince Ching towards peace  negotiation and settle all war difficulties.  London, Sept. 11.���������France has  formally adhered to Ru-sian proposal to withdraw from Pekin to  Tien Tsin.  London. Sept. 11.���������Despatch  from Nagasaki, Japan, says it is  reported there that the Dowager  Empress has been captured bv the  Russians ot Ahal.  Houston, Sept. 11.���������Latest estimates show previous accounts of  Tthe disaster have not in the, least  been exaggerated.  Galvestoi , Sept., 12.���������In my  opinion bas������d on personal in for  ma tion five thousand people lost  their lives here. Ore third of rf si  pential portion of city has been  swept away.' There are thousands  of people homeless and,, destitute.  Signed, Mayor Jones, Galveston.  Houston, 12.--Order has  begun  to lake the. place  of   chaos  which"  iia's reigied in Galveston since Sat  uiday's storm and   citizens  are le  covering from the stupor of sudden  disaster.   White and black  ghoul?  have been mulitating and' robbing  :he dead.    C.tizens' in    their   rage  hive shot down over fifty olrcndeis.  Lorenzo Marquez Sep.. 12.���������  President Kruger arrived here last  night.  London, Sept, 12.���������Boers have  decided to make a formal- declaration of guerilla warfare. Gen.  Botha has dissented i:om this  course but according to a posteri' t  with Lord Roberts' rep-.rt, he was  over ruled by the other members', f  council of war. The news has  crept into B'-lfast through a refugee  from Buers that Kiuger was at  Neilspunt on Saturday and. tha.  Botha, Styne, Vigon, -Fir;ner and  Doiarey w������re with him there. L117  cas Mt-yer has been deposed from  nis command but remains Krugere  military adviser. Kruger is said  to be feeble and takes little interest  in the military movements. He-  remains in his railway carriage  constantly reading psalms. Believed that his ultimate intention  is to take flight towards Koomati  poort.  Washington, Sept. 12.���������-Following received by-. War Department,  from U. S. army officer-who accompanied the Boero in theircampaiuns  as militrry observer* Lorenzo  Marquese, Sept. 12.���������"Events have  required the departure of attaches  from Transvaal. Request insstruc:  tions. Signed, Reychmen." This  message is inlerpeted at the Department to mean complete collapse of Boer resistance to England  Capt. Reyehman has been cabled  permission to start a I once for the  U.S  Galveston, Sept. 13. A summary  of , conditions prevailing here is  more than human intelligence can  Hins'C". Briefly stated, the damage  to pr-���������perty is anywhe:e between  fifteen ai.d twenty millions. No  list could be kept and all is simply  guesswork. The number of tho-e  thrown out to sea and buritd in  the ground up to this, will reach  3,000. Estimate loss of life on  inland of the cit}'- of Galveston and  the immediate surrounding district  is be ween 4,000 and 5,000 I do  not make this statement in f ight  or extreme pessimism. The whole  story will never be told h cause it  cmnot be. Not a single individual  escaped property loss. Thepropcity  ��������� f island is wrecked, fully one half  being totally swept out of existence  Eff -rts were made this afternoon to j  1 pick ������������������ tU:atl U'.������.lle >nal'iij-U d in  Wii.h .1.leafier oavi g *>n e tncn  cast into in.-tea. l'ni*- lV^- *lW -I  work and fu-v mon   nu.i: ���������   ^'"* 1(*. it.  All   bod 10* Wt re    l������������UiV   <ieeu:i p '.*-������. o  and s^ol.f-n to ������ . o ii."i.b pi'"p **'-  tion* and of to dark a nue -.hat 11  is imp -.-sibie to tell except i>y the  hair, nhen any is -ri-.b.o, wh_* h-. 1  they were tho*>e oi white;-.0: mvi.it:*-.  Every eff.rt is being made to induce people to leave Ga.ves.on and  no matter what his bu*-iin&> no  one can gain admittance to the  place.  London, Sept. IS.���������Ail morning  papers publish sketches of Kruger's  Garter. The editorials' comment  upon his humiliating and undra-  matie exit. His flight with the  gold is regurdtd'.as putting an undignified end to his loyal and moral  pretentions.  New York, Sept' 13 ��������� Dr..Leyds  was interviewed at Amsterdam by  a Mail coriespondent and .-flirmcd  that the Sout Afric.u war \v< ultl  not be affected by Pivs-d-iu Kriig  er's departure, lie furthoi a-ser-ted  that as a last 'res-un-e the B>jers  vvo.dd psobably trek ir.to German  Damaraiand.  London, Sept. 13.- All corres-  ponbents in China are Sending ter-  rib.e stories of mas.-acres of missionaries arid native Christians. Ibis  assorted that during Ju.y" between  15,000 and 20,000 converts were  ma:sacied in then .rtne n provinces  Large numbers of missionarie- are  Siill unaccounted for and ,-ma.l  ho; es arc eiileriai. od tor tneir  escape.  Lund- n,  Sept.  1-1.���������In    the   in  formed quartei t e   opinion     s ex  pre-sed that Uii:*r*ia a..d    Germany  are acting in accord. l*'u.--:-i.i seeking  the definite   hliei.action    of   all territory no th of the jireai    wal; a..a  Germany the. annexatitm o' Sh-^ng-  nsi.    Russia    eek-   to    restore   '!>���������  v.erof i-ue Empress Dow^a^.-r and  the Emperor in o; oor to    be aul������ 1  wield her   influence . over   t.ie   remaining province?.    The  di.-meni-,  bermeuL of Chin 1 see.m-, aliuost inevitable.  News from South A fri-. a is in-  decibive but it. is clear that Lord  Ro1 erts is making a concentrated  movement upon Koin.ttpoort and  has left Pretoria in order to direct  it personally. Pole^Carew is pushing east tow* d Nei.-sprui-. F.ench  making for Parberton and Buller  has divided Botha's forces and cut  off a portion of them from communication with the commando  between Nelspru t and Konmtpoort.  ��������� Lydenburg,. apparently, has been  abandoned as soon as it was cai-  tured and British forces are in hot  pursuit of the Boer army and  driving it eastward to the Portuguese frontier. These tactics are  in accordance with? Lord Robert's  plan Feb. Komatpoort is the new  Buer front and when it is captured  Lord Roberts will.'be. credited with  having taken possession of the last  Dutch railway line and closed the  door into neutral territory. The  whole of the pacification will not  hay������ been thoroughly worked out  but the main object will have been  secured a.-* was'done when Bioem-  fontein and Pretoria werecap'med.  lo Lorenzo Marquese it is reported  Kruger has rosigm-d the presidency  of Transvaal but remains a member of executive. Botha is said to  have been se incensed at the cowardly conduet of his forces that h������.  has resigied the supreme command  and Viij-ien is now commandant  general.  MOSCOW.  The Russian Town Looks Like an Overgrown Village.  From the Saturday  Review.  In Russia everything is large nnd ���������  evervthing is loud. " Moscow. is like .-in  immense village, aud everything in ir. is  built broad, not high, because there, is  so much space to cover. The public  squares, unpnved and surrounded by a  little rim of cobbles, are as big as niead-  3 H I P  S McMillan fue & wool co.  t  E?-".PORT_R3  AND  IMPORTERS.  208-212 First kn. Ho:jh, S-Iinneapclis, Him.  I HTWrS-fco for Ouif CBrcyisr and See the Prices We Pay.*^l  rewcry.  pPEsh'LagEP Beep  THE  BEST   IN  THE PROVINCE  STEAM  Beer,  Ale,   and    Porter\  A re-ard of $5 00 will be paid for information   leading to  conviction   of  persons witholding or dcstivyin-. any   kegs   belonging  to  this  company.  liENRY BEIFKLj   Manayer  ows. The arcades and passages, with  their cellars below, their shops above,  their glass, roofs, are so enormous that  they could hold the Tassage des Panoramas, and the Burlington Arcade, and  the galleries at Milan,' without filling  more than a corner of them. Colors  shriek and flame; the Muscovite eye sees  oidy by emphasis' and by contrast; red  is completed either by another red or by  a bright blue. There are no shades, no  reticences, no modulations. The restaurants are filled with the din of vast mechanical organs, with drums and cytn-  bal������j; a great hell clashes against a chain  on all tne tram*, to clear the road; the  music which one liears is a ferocity of  ������������������ brass.  The masons who build the houses bufid  'in lop bouts, red nhirts,' and pink trousers; the houses arc painted red or green  or blue; ihe churches are like tin* ���������.em-  ples ot sitv.tge idols, tortured inio every  unnatural sliapv and colored every glaring color, iiaro feet, osier sandals, and  legs swathed iu ra^s pass to and fro  aiiioiig the top boots oi Che middle classes, the patcur-U-alnor bo:.Is of the upper classes, like I Ik* inner Mivaj,vi.\ of a  nu'i; i-rill so n������>ar ba, barisui. matlo evi-  den; in that survival of 'the footgear of  primitive  races.  AX AGiSU  INDIAN.  strong  FOR SALE���������Early cabbage aiid  tomatoe plan:s, home   grown    and  G.   E.   W'll-LIA.MS,  Ijlrantham.  .  " $50    REW'AivL.  STOLEN from the premises of  the undersigned, about .he 16th  of Aprd, one sujall red c'iv\,3  year.< old, vvniild calf abou; 20th.  B.aiaied on le:t idp iv. Anyone  giv.ng ioJorniatii-n tbat win' lead  t ��������� the ..rred am.l couvie i"ii t.f  tbe th.������'i i<r lii!eves..wili 1 oc'-ive t..e  ab.iVo re^a.d. (>ig'iud; John  CcxsiiLL, Oy-.-tc. liiver,. Con.ox,  B.C. . ii.l_-i4  o  Had Readied 110 Years of Age.  A writer in the ' Christian Guardian  A Faithful Subject of the Queen Who  contributes the following:���������On JPune IS,  at the Chcmong Reservation. Peterboro  county, there passed over to the great  , majority, in the person of George Taylor, an Qjib.way Indian, oiie who, living  to the extraordinary age of one hundred  and ten years, was probably the oldest  person in Canada. Born on a little its-  land in Buckhorn lake, a year before the  province of Upper Canada was formed,  this venerable centenarian spent nearly  the whole of'lite days amid nature's solitudes, trapping A'hmeek (the beaver), or,  "in his birch canoe exulting," glided over  the lakes and rivers enticing from". the  silent depths Sugon (the base) and Mas-  kenoza (the maekinonge). Only once  during these long years did he forsake  his peaceful pursuits" and'leave "the odors of the forest" and "the pleasant water courses," and that in response to a  demand which no patriot could resist.  ���������This was inlS12, on the invasion of this  country by the forces of the American  Republic. Then the call to arms echoed  and re-echoed throughout the land, and  George Taylor, a stalwart brave of twenty-two years, at once shouldered his  musket, and, like the never-to-be-forgotten Tecumseh, joined rlu* British forces  for the defence d. the righio of his sovereign, and rhe protection of hit-; native  land. The loyalty of t!������������������.������������������'��������� bravo red man  to the I:Jf\!.,t,j;i throne, Ji'mi-yvc:-. v.-.-is not  !--;omel'hi:ig which departed with t*K> hot  blood of youth. This was clearly demonstrated hint autumn, on tho outbreak of  the present South African war. Visited  one day by his pastor, in'the'course of a  'eoiia'vsatinn, carried on a-midst difficulties---; or lie could speak but little English, and his vistor less O jib way���������he suddenly exclaimed: "They tell me, sir, there  is an awful Avar going on." Being told  that such, alas, was only loo true, after  a moment's pnuse, a look of keen anxiety  came over h:s bronzed and wrinkled face,  aud in a voice tremulou** with enioti'm,  he inquired: "Do you think, sir. the  Queen's soldiers are going to be beaten?"  On receiving assurances of a negative  character, he breathed a sigh of great relief, aud sat quietly back in his chair.  To the last he retained all his faculties,  and was quite active. A remarkable  1',-ict. in addition to his great ago, -was  thai- lie had never suffered from the  moth-ache, and and possessed intact all  the teeth supplied by nature's hand  Very numerous are his descendants, for  he lived to see his grandsons become,  grandfathers.  ...pinialt-S taiimo; ay.;  ��������� "'--*.'- - '^*"*s4?i*s3J>'-*i-''^ rZ?-'':*^-' -"'"  .   VICTORIA COMOX   ROUTE.    '  J.a-d-_g- Effect l/Tr-^^r   August 13th,  1900.  S, S. "City     .  nanaimo."  Leaves Victi-ria J\L nday, iit  7 a. in. for Nanaimo, < ailing  at Fulford, Ganges and   Fer: wotd  Leaves Nanaimo Tuesday, 7 a.m.  for Union Wharf and Cumox calling at Big arid Little Quahcum,  Hornby   and   Don man   Islands.  Leaves Cumox and Uhi.m ���������Wharf  Tuesday 11  p.m. for  Nanaimo1 di- ? ?  rect connecting at   Nanaimo   with  Sir. Joan and E. & N. Train.  Leaves Nanaimn Wednesday 7 a.  m: for . Victoria calling at Fern-  wo-..*d Ganges Harbnr and Fulford.  Leaves Victoria Thur.-day 7 a.m  for Nanaimo calling at Fulford  Ganges Harbor and Fern wood.  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 4 a. m.  for Union Wharf and Comox direct.  Leaves Comox and Union Wharf  Friday, 11 a.m. for Nanaimo calling at Denman and Hornby, Big  and   Little   Qualicum.  Leaves Nanaimo Saturday, 4 a.  m.  for Victria  calling   at   Kuper  Island Vesuvius and Burgoyne.  FOR Freight  tickets   and State-  roim Apply on board,  GEO. L corr-RTisrEY,  TrafB.ce Manager.  FIN E  rioting  DONE AT-  The rlews Office. WARSHIPS.  *        V       ������  \i\m Daily Mail.     ,  /.'Vith that sublime ignorance of all that  on on board of our chips' of war  i#. characterises the great majority Of  d "Jolly Jack Tar" has only, like a  tolsinen, it is popularly supposed that  seiiger, to answer'the call to meals  slitting down to an abundance of well-  ^Iked food, that he receives periodically  S|iam changes oi raiment, so that he  j$li always be uiuariiy dressed, and that  wages he n-cuives is uii his own to  '.fiid dr save as he feels inclined.  % will, therefore, come' wicn consid-  h\e of a shod*- to , ihese c'ouceuted  fids to learn that nothing,could yell  jtlarther from the, truth. .  .  %. the first place, a paternal  adminis-  'v(tiou  has  decreed  in  us  wisdom  thai  rj on!v shall-Jacjc receive a ninmmim  lintity   of   food,   but  that  it-   snail   be  [jy.cn at hours that are as different to  |lse which most of us consider natural  ll eating as they can well be.    In opite  the fact that in these days good son  fad,  made  fresh  every day,   is niuen  ;;uper and   more easily  obtained th m  ���������  flinty   outrage     known   as     "Navy  Kiul," the latter is still served out, even  liAhips' companies that are never more  fin a few days at sea���������a week being a  Mg. passage  to them.     Beef and pork  1 excellent quality is purchased by the  Mhorities, and then wantonly converted  |o the worst food possible,  all  its nu-  ,,tive qualities burnt out of it with salt,  Dibits verv appearance made disgusting,  ftlit peas,'of course, are served out once  rfcvv three days,'for the minds of sea-  i?l-ing authorities in Great Britain seem  ft be saturated with the idea that the  Hlor can only be properly nourished and  Mot going on pea-soup.     Yet the averse sailor' loathes  pea-soup,  even when  Kis flavored with l-48th of an ounce of  kVery" seed per man per day. _tt        ,  f>As a change from pea-soup.- .una. - -S  fVvcd' out   on   the   day   following  pea-  fxn-^a pudding   of flour, suet, and rai-  fts, which,  however it might   disagree  ���������wh   a 'landsman's -notions   of   what   a  KfltthiR should be,'is far superior to iiuy-  n"  going  bv ,the  same   name   m   tae  irchant service.     This is an adjunct n*  t beef, the peas naturally going wit-i  lit pork.      On    the third    day  cornea  f'annv Adams." as the sailor calls tin-  ,d meats, and with it a small quantity  .tdesiceated vegetables.   '  But these  are almost too much' even  J the . sailor's  hardy     stomach,   so  he  Rails himself of hisprivilegc of- saving  W which "more presently), and does not  (fue up  those, vegetables at all.     h or a  fK-era^e. he gets cocoa oncf a day. and  is it^is  probably   that  constitutes  the  l\Vet-aiifhor    of    hi.*    allowance.       For  iivy  cocoa   is  famous     wherever  ships  rWt'as being food and drill,   ot  the best  italilv   co.I'.bine.'...._ It   w..v.l-i     H=-a:.''ee  uiheshore folks' 'iliecst'.-ui l!:---.u.'h. b-*'-g  if its'natural state  ivit'i all it.-'fat, and,  fihi'ed. lni*,'-s move'like brown soup than  r'i\-thing else.   ,Te:i he gHs for supper,  i:iil  a.:' midday   a   gill   of  the  b'^t   rum,  Altered 'down to make it drinkable. Tnis,  {i,ev������'r. he .can, connuule for tea or co-  'p   nt- v,hrei*-f'irthings,  per   day,   which  \er he chtioses. ', ',','���������',' . -      '  ���������'!..���������   <iit'ideuce of meals is as fol-  .Uvs:    Five a.m.:-   Preahf-ist. eonsisllag  f a pint of <������������������ co:; and biscuit   Noon: I-Hn-  Ler, pork and  pea-soiip, or beef or duff,  r ''Faniiv Adams.-" and dried  potatoes,  fe'i'ipor.   -1   p.ni.:    Tea' and   biscuit,   and  '?'���������*.'"'i all  a  s-ilor's opportunity for culti-  jitiiij: a  healthy appetite, he  will  li.-inl-  r.ianaire  to  i*'*t eiiousrh    of-thai   food  wn, even with j:t\v������ like a stoue-craek-  Jli  machine,   to  ward   off  some  terri,ble  pasms of hunger before the next  inovn-  ���������\t   5  a.m.,   which   will   be   his  next  eal.  Tnis   arrangement   of   meals, and  _al-  kwanee of  food  is called by  Irs '���������Rare  Navy.*'  and  be  the' suffer  co'iipi^lfd  Id adhere to  it is considered,  not  with-  int some  reason,  to bo equivalent 1o a  Sentence of starvation. \    But to  uncler-  |;taml  its  full oi-srnificance,  one needs  to  :aste the food its"lf.     As to condiments,  rinegar  is  allowed,  being  an   anti-scorbutic,   a   tiny   quantity  of pepper  is  allowed, but no p'eppor-pots: mustard pots  lire served  out,  but no mustard..    This  latter   information   was  given   me  by   a  J-rery highly-placed officer,  who considor-  rd it a  splendid..; effort-at practical joking on the part of the Admiralty.  [' Well, how. docs Man-o'-war Jack manage to  keep  himself what he  is���������unapproachable' in- physique    by    any other  J'-ody  of  men   in   the  world?.     Only  by.  li'eveloping a  most amazing.' aptitude for'  [careful housekeeping, aided by the concession on the part of his 'employer-, the  ^Admiralty���������the    concession to    carry a  "lirovision shop on-board of each ship,  which the First .Lieutenant is competed  to manage. Not that tins gentleman  dons a white apron and stands behind  a counter to'sell all that his customers  require, from penny packets of "fags",  to sides of bacon. ' That indignity is  spared him; but he has, nevertheless, all  the correspondence and "financial worry  of a chandlery Dusme&s with (in a .first-  class battleship) a turnover of some iO,-  000 a year superadded to his other multifarious duties. The actual selling is  done by petty officers, appointed in some  mysterious way for their special business  qualifications; the buying is usually done  by the cooks of the- various-messes. Here,  again, explanation is needed. The cook  of u mess does no cooking. He manages  the feeding affairs of his particular mess  of so many men, keeps the mess accounts,  and upon him it depends whether his  messmntes live like "lightiug cocks" or  are half-starved. He arranges about  "savings"���������and here it, should be understood, that every ration served out to a  seaman, with the exception- of meat, may  be lessened by tho recipient to two-thirds  of its amount, the value of the remaining third being credited to him. So that  more palatable food may be bought with  if- ' ��������� '   ..'  Now, if this were done for every individual oii board, the amount of bookkeeping it would entail would be overwhelming. Hero the mess system comes  in and saves the situation; but even as it  is, the bookkeeping entailed upon the  clerical staff is of huge proportions. For  every mess is a fairly large household,  whose head must lay out to the- best advantage the eor-ibiued savings of the  mess, supplemented by an amount contributed by each member, averaging in the  Channel Squadron 12s. Gd. per month.  The boys naturally spend more, being  always hungry and not' having yet learned the lesions of prudence and economy.  For instance, at the morning "Stand  easy and change clothes," a, perio-.l, of  twenty-five minutes from S.lO a.m.. a  boy with a healthy appetite wilt find no  difficulty in devouring ���������<. tin o: sardines,  salmon, or 'lobster and a chunk oc bread  -with butter, .-ill of which ihiintios ?.-���������  n-.ust "pay   for.     The  men,  on  h  il, bavin-  petites.  do with  v.-ill  a r  , i(*ji!-ij..d t  not be so  ;isher of hV  i :���������.-,'   Ol  :   liu'ir  c. bar  a slice oi  ami tuere  '���������ontrc  n'Cjii*!-  c.'ii or  tinned uoiaeil beoi ana broa.u;  are few of them who will buy sweets, as  the youngsters do, or penny packets of-  cigarettes. They prefer to purchase the  leaf-tobacco supplied by the. ship at cost  price in bond, and "perlque" it up themselves for smoking, either will you mid  a man buying n tin of condensed milk,  plugging a hole in its top, and' sucking  out the contents as ,bdys are fond' of  doing.  So many of tho men���������"staid men," as  they are called in the service���������are mar-  rWl. nnd receiving wages of between  th'oe and four-pounds"*'per month, that  tl.i-.'- must exercise every ecpnoniical."pr6-  caution, ler.t the dependents ashore safer. Those are the men who "curry sewing machines with them to sea. with  which they make up the materials,sup-  cplied to thorn from- the sh'p's'store "at  .service pricesl and sell the completed  garments. Or the customers, wlm are  usually youths *v;*houl the skill necessary fnr tailoring, or who have not the  reouis-it,* a ������������������ion"! n'"' energy to do- Iheir  dv.-n' work, take up the stuff and pay  M*'\> "rm'-v-*-"!"-'! mar. for nv'-i'rr it iif.  These men also take in washing, make  nuns, til* aiv.-ihi-ig.' in {'���������n"-, t<> turn an  ho'ippt penny, and everything is done on  is!i-ir.f]v   cnminorcial   lines.  One of the best known and most often  quoted   Navy  proverbs,   is   "nothing  for  nothing and  a  tor (glass of grog) for a  noodle.''    Philanthropy is felt to be ont  of place  in  such  a  community;  in  fact,  there is no room for it.     And nearly nil  transactions   aro  for   ready   money;   because wherever the ship may bo, at sea  or in harbor, on the first of each month,  every member of tho ship's company receives   his  wages  in  cash,   all   except  a  small  balance,   which  is   withheld   until  the end of the quarter.      And it is  this  system of cash on the nail which makes  tho modern man-o'-war's man one of the  most   sturdily   independent   workers   we  have.      Nor can  he  squander his  earnings in drink while on board, for none is  sold.     His daily tot is considered to bo  sufficient for all his requirements.   When  he does not think so, there, are ways of  increasing  the, quantity   well   known  to  thirsty  individuals;  but the  punishment  for   drunkenness   on   board   being   very  severe,   there  is  practically  none,., of'.it.  Indeed,  as a result of ������any beneficent  efforts   on   the  part  of .the imen  themselves and their friends, intemperance is  rapidly becoming unknown in the British  Navy. F. T. BITLLEN. ,  ADVERTISE  IN THE  The most northerly papt-.r-published   on the Island.  \SVBSCRIPTJON,   $2.00   A    YEAR  HOME CROWN  Fruit and Orname.n.tal  Trees,   Roses,  Shrubs, Vines,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Pop Pall Planting.  80,000 to Choose Froni  NO AGENTS nor conimi'fion to pay.  Orders dug in one day; you yet it the  next.   No fumigating uor inbptction charges.  Gree-nhon-se plants, seeds, agricultural  impli-menls, etc. Largfeht aud most com-  uiute btock in the province Send for catalogue or call and n.ake your selections before placiny your orders.    Address  Pvl. J.  HENRY,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  WHITE LABOR  ONLY.  j-'HiRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ���������   ������������������>   Ar  >   WORLD-WiDE CIRCULATION.  >  Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated,  JhNDISPENSABLE TO MlNlNG^M^N.  TEF->..: DOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTPAID.  ���������  SAMPLE COPIE8 FREE.  EOTG-AKD S0EHTIFIC PBE5S,.    {  ;25-0 IviarketSt.,   Sam f-'^^^^S^'b^  **..*- >���������*���������_-*\^'-^.f*t.'**.^\i^~  Li;__.' ii stBam Laundry,  Vancouver,  Basket sent ev--ry_ week. Goods returned following v eek. No i harge  for i x,.M-e RiiuP. i'rioes same tain Vancouver.  L.  BARRETT, Agt.  MUNICIPALITY   OF THE  OITI0! GUIEISLAM  FOTIGB  l.ICY'1-.l-: RIDERS cani-ht riding on  ihr-.. uWnlk afier ihis-i'ate will-be  pro*;< cu'.ed. -    .    ,  By ���������   tier of Council.''     -   .  .! AURKNCK \\".  NUNNS,  Ciiy i !eik.  Cumbciland, B.C., Max  8th, u>)o.   813  vj n  LEADING   BARBER  and  TAXIDERMIST  Keeps a Large Stock  of Fire Arms. Amuni-  tion_ and Sporting  Goods of all descriptions.  Cumberland,    ' B.C.  MEN   WANTED.  500 white miners   and   helpers  for   the   Wellington    Extension  and Comox mines, to supercede  all the ��������� Chinese in our mines.  Apply at once to the managers  of the said mines, Wellington  Colliery Co., Ltd.  Wellington Colliery Co., Ltd  ADYSMITH  (Extension)  LOTS FOR SALE,  Apply to,  mion.'j jL. W. NUNNS.  _���������������_ _���������������_���������! wtrmm  riE'i' ouii 1'nrci-a  and tkiims on  'Pianos and   Organs  lJKKOKE OiiDEfUNC   KI,SKW1I KRK.  M. W   Waitt-4'Co.  Victoria, B.  C.  Tne oldest aud n.'Odt naiaSle hoiioo in tht  Pr.-vince.  Ch?,s   Segrava, Local Agent,  Cumberland, B. C.  NOTICE  TO MY old friends and patrons in  Cumberland and Union*  On June 1st next, I shall be prepared to supply milk and cream,  fiesh and sweet, butter egg.-, &c,  and solicit a resumption of the patronage so liberatly accorded me.  in the past.  A. SEATEK.  Courtney, B.C., May'22, 1900.  EspMalt k Nanaimo By.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 189K.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  STo. 2 Daily. No- * ���������=������' urday���������  A.M. r , 1**M*  Oc. fl:0l)  Victoria I>c. l:2.i  ���������'    ������.):'28 H. Ids:r.;:.m '....*;   i^i  "    111.0 Kocings         o.Sl  "   1U:48 Duncans., G:lt  i������.M. r*M-     ���������  ���������'.   12:11   --.-. Nanaimo 7:41  \r. 12:*j5 Wellington   Ar. 7:5.'  WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  N'o. 1 Daily. No. 3 Snturday  A.M. A-M-  Do. 8:0"i     ....  .Wellington De.'4:2  ������������������ ' yw(j  Nancdnio    '' J'3_  "   \t-b->".'.  '. lUinciins "   <>'0i  '���������' 10:37  Ko-niy's  "   6:4C  " 1LIS     Goldsiicaiv.      '     <������������������}'-  Ar. 11:45    ...   '���������  ..Viotoriu Ar. 8:00 I'.M  s. llottuccd iates  lo and from  all points   01.  Saturdays' and Sunduys good to return Mon  'For rar.es and   al    information   appiy ai  Company's Offices.  ,  A. DUNSMUIR   -      GKO.L. COURTNEY.  President. ,    Traffic Manager  Job Printing ������  i  Have Taken  an Office  in the Nash      Building,  Duasmuir Avenue,    Cumberland,  and am agent  for the  followinj.  reliable    insurance    companies:  The'R.'vai    London   and   Lan  c'asiii e and Norwich   Union.    ]  '    vm   ]*irpi'.rcd tr^   rcccpl   rii-ks  :  current   rates.    lam   also agent  'f r''W. St.-.nderd Life  Insuranci  Company or  Edinburgh and  tl  Ocean Ace den. Company of Eng-  lind.    Please  call  and   investi  gate before insui'iig in iny othei  Compauy.J  JAMES ABRAMS.  U.LIM II iinMinvn""* '  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRlrsMlY CHURCH.���������Services in  ihe evening. Rev. J. X. _Wii.lf.mar'  rector.j  ST. GEORGE'S Px<ESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������S������KViCES at n a.m. and  7 p. m. Sumuy School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. 'meets at the close of evenini?  service.    REV.'gW.' C.   DODDS, pastor.  ',  METHODIST CHU.RCH.-S.ervicks  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets   at the close . of  evening service.   Sunday Schonl at 2:30.  Rev. VV."-Hicks,; pastor  We have just received a new. supply of Ball Programme Cards, New  Style Business Cards and a few  Nice Memorial Cards. Also some  extra heavy Blue Envelopes.    Call  and see.  The News Job Department.  Titb'NkvvS War Bulletin givesall  the latest news of the Transvaal.  Subscribe jor the Bulletin and  keep posted on the war. Price per  month $.1.00 or 5 cts. per copy.  FOR SALE���������Near Courtenay  11 acres. Trees burned off, about  20 acres swamp la-id.  For particulars apply at tliif  odice.  or. .:r* ivncijn������io c  General Teaming- Pcwde)  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in B;o:ks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK DONE  BLOUSE SETS  GOLD  AND SILVEit  ���������AT���������  STO DD ARTS,  The Cumberland Jeweler.  JAS. A. CARTHEWS  Liverv Stable:  Teamster   and Draymen  Single and  Double rics      '.  for Hire.     All Orders  Promptly   Attended   to.      '.  R.SHAW, Manager. ���������  Third St., Cumberland, B.C. ���������  Cumbgrland  Hotel   ,"   COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND STREET.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  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*  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day  ���������O VCAfcS'  ���������XifftlKMCMU  TRACK MARK*  OISIOMS.  eopvmoHT* *������  Anyone sending a sketch and description mmt  quickly ascertuln, free, whether as Invontion M  probnbly patentable.   ConraanteaUoiu ���������trleUOf  >   couftdentlal. Oldest ������ice&cr foraecartBa; peUmf  iu America.   We bare a Waatnagtoa o_e^_  PatenU taken turougll Moan 4 Co. IWMft*  s^eciul notice in the -  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  beantiful'7 illustrated,  Innrest elrenlatioa  at,  any scieatitic journal, weekly. tenns $3UV) a /evt  '   Rl.oOsix tnoi-fhs.    8pccitr,������*n copies and U���������M0  Book on Patents? sent free. Addrua  MUNN   A   CO.,  361 BroaUwn*  *������'��������������������� w.rV.  C OUETENAY  Directory. J  COUBTENAT HOUSE,   A.   H.   Mc-  Galium, Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.   LEIGrHTON,     Black .  smith and Carriage Maker.  0000000000 ooooooooc  o Q  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  J_.2ST3D  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  Teaming  o.  o  o  o  ���������o  c  ���������0  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  gD. KILPATRICK,  o Cumberland q  0000000000000000000  M^W HATCHING,  J 'COM  HEAVY   WINTER LAYERS.  Beack Lan#-i.*i *.s, $2 per sitting.  Black Minorca?, $2 per fitting*  Barred Plymouth  Rocks,   $1   per  sitting.  E. PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  Notice.  Riding on 1 comotives and railway cars of t-:e Union Colliery  Company V>y any person or per-  ^();js���������except train crew---i? strictly  pro'ii1. sited - Kmpioy;it.s ate subject t-> dismissal lor allowing same  By order  Fjancis D  Litti.s  Mana <er.  ���������>?  ���������si  M  I' MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of "A Woinan'R Love,"  '���������W'onitiii   Against, Woman,"  "Her Fatal Sin," KU-.  ���������2������&aM  to  , Tho -seal  afiix-ed   by  the  old   steward  3s broken and -arter several papers -of  but slight import ance arK������ read, the  ell-spelt nute -of warning to Sir Hugh  WilJnughby "was, in (July-bound, read  .aloud.   '  "This ill-spelt, badly expressed letter  'funii.sihcs the clow that is wanted; the  ctaise, rough-hewn arrow is sharply  'b.'ii-hed, and striJces the mark at on.;e.  The coroner looks grave; the jurymen  "Jcok at each other, ���������ien look at the  coroner and form their faces, to th������  host of their abilities, after the fashion,  of his.  Sir   Howry' Calverly   is   sworn,   and  makes, a statement  as   follows:  ''Sir Hugh Wi'Moiifrhliy was 'to me  as a brother; he -had no thought or  fooling, as I "believe, hidden from me.  ���������On tiie day wliic-h 'has had so fatal a  Jtorminatiion. S'i'r Hush came over to  me in a state oC intense' excitement. It  ���������upv-eared that rumors, which ho con-  <.'^ved to be without foundation, but  "gravely affecting h ,-j honor" if left un-  ���������contradicted, had reached his ears; in  fact he had, only the previous night,  inflicted a chastisement on some man  who had the effrontery ,lo insult Lr.idy  Willougihby  to 'her husband's  face."  '"Do you know the name of tlie man?"  -asked the coroner-  "lticlianl Goodovo."  -It was not Sir Heivry Calverly who  -answered the coroner's question, but a  voice from the crowd, and, before the  general surprise was over, the fanner  had . himself stepped up to the table,  and denvinded  to  be  sworn.  "Have   you   any     evidence     to   offer,  bean:n<r   upon   this   case?"  "Yes."     ���������  "Swear the  man."  And .Kiiohwird , Goodeve   was   swomi.  Then,  once more,  and'upon  his  oa.Hi.  hie   lepL'-aled- that   lie   had   traveled   all  the  way from' London  with  Lady  Wil-  .h-ugliby.in a second-class carriage; that  ���������he Jiad been enabled  to thoroughly ire-  ���������cognize  her  by  reason  of  the  accident  Jlhat' had for the   moment  removed   her  veil." That he  had' thought it his  duty  ���������to   int'orm- Sir   Hugh   of   Ihe   fact,   her  Radyship   being   supposed,   at   the 'time,  to   be. confined   to   her   room   by   severe  illness.     How his in forma Hon had been  received he would  not dilate upon no\y.  lie  was  not one  of     those    who   bore  , malice  .-.gainst  the  dead.  lOvidence regau-d'hisr (he identity o>f  , Lady Wilioughby with the second-class  prssengur was also volunteered by the  (railway porter and the ticket-taker,  bc'fh of whom had seen her on the  plat form.  Tho   examination   of   Sir   Henry   Col-j  verly was resumed.   ��������� j  "When   Sir   Hug'h   left  him   on   that  ���������^evening, it was in a much calmer frame  ���������of'mind,   and  with   the   resolve   to  lay  .tlie   whole   matter   before    'Lady   W'il-  .���������loughby herself, and then lo act as after  '-���������events   might   determine."  . The   landlady   of   the   -'White   Hart"  'was  the next cad led-  She proved, beyond possibility of mistake,   the  delivery   to  Sir   Hugh of the^  -letter  whioh had  led  to such  a  deplor-  -nble  result.     It   had   been   left   in  the  ���������bar  by a  sort  of  tramp,   who   had   received  it,  as he  stated,   from  a  strafn-g-  vr he had met on the road.    That Lady  Wii lough bv's  eond'I'bion   was  such  as  to  preclude   all   idea   of   Jacm'   being   called  upon  to   give  evidence,   was  placed   be-  yo_d   doubt  by   the   unanimous opinion  of the doctors.  Then it began to be whispered, at  Tu-st, but soon the report was uttered  ioudor   and   louder,   that   on   the   night  eyes are bleared and sunken, and the  mouth is weak and sensual���������that is,  when it can be seen, which is ouily nt  intervals.  "These cursed trains never start at  the times they are marked for," said  the latter personage, pausing for the  third or fourth' time to consult the time  table, which was framed against the  wall. "They say 2..'i0, and the half-  lioiu-'s pussed by a good or bad five  minutes."  "It is not yet the half-hour," said the  oiher quietly, and consulting his w.-r:-h.  "Bes'des. tine airly will not weigh anchor t'll ten o'.clock to-night. ut the  earliest. You've nothing to fear, and  are  too invintient."'  "Nothing to fear!" and sinkins his  chin down in his muffler, he glaiued  uneasily abound- ''By Jove, Pereival!  if you knew the Jot I've had to deil  with, you wouldn't deem yourself safe  till you saw the cliffs of this confounded inland sinking below the water liii'2."  -you're  nervous."  "So would you be if you'd led a life  of Jiide-and-seek as I have done for  the last two months. By .Tove, but for  .her I'd have given myself up. It was  onlv the Miought of her that restrained  me."  "It is a pity you didn't think of her  a little earlier, and a little off oner," replied his companion coldly, and in no  way responding to the familiar tone of  the other.  "There ai-e impulses to good as well  as   to   evil."  "Of  course  lots of   those  together on the platform proposes that  the poor gentleman sliould be searched  for a card, or something that might  lead to Ms -identity-  A note-case is found, and opened. ,  "Here is a card;" and the finder  r^ads aloud, "Pereival Ormsby."  The man who had proposed the  search, taps the station-master on ' the  shoulder,  and  calls him aside.   t  "I know this gentleman. He is Mr-  Pereival Ormsby; that's who he is. Send  all these people away, and give that  note-case   to   me."  "To you���������who  are  you?"  -The stranger drew a rather'dirty card  from Jiis waistco.it pocket, and handed  it to the station-master. 'John ..Staples  --Inspector Staples, of Scotland Yard.  It is all right- I hold"���������and he jerked  his thumb towards the waiting-room  table���������"a  warrant for his arrest."  But another and a higher arrest had  been issued before that held by Inspector Staples cmld  be served  P  HE WAS A BOY AGAIN  AND  HE SAW IN HIS MIND'S EYE THE  CIRCUS OF  HIS YOUTH.  Everything: Was There, Animals,  Fink Lemonade. Pemmts and All,  and tin: Concert After tike Show.  -With the Clown's Comic Songs;  'ereival   Ormsby -was   dead.  [to be continued.]  THE   DRESS? MODEL.  there   are,   and  fellows,   also."  I've  had  "And never acted upon one of theni."  "What you've done for me, Ormsby,  ia noble, generous, and all that kind of  thing, a deuced- lot more than anybody else'would'do; but I'm not such  a conceited fool to put down all your  goodness to my account. ' Confess now  that if it hadn't been for somebody  els-c, you'd have let matters take their  course,, and tlie law have its merciful  w;u-?" ���������  "1 very readily confess it What I  have done was done for her sake ailone.  I have no sympathy for you in any  wa-v." .    "   '  "'1-Inng it, Pereival, how you do snap  a fellow up! Nobody can love her better than I do. Wasn't she always devoted to   me,   and   don't I   know   it?"  "You  know   it  too   well."  "Of course, I know it well. And you  may tell her that she'll never be asked  to wipe off another score on that account. But Borne wasn't built in a  day; time is all 1 want, to come out  a first-class character���������time, and a 'little  ready  money.  -'There's jast time for another nip of  brandy; will you join me? Nothing settles a- fellow's nerves like a pick-me-up  in  the  morning."    v  "No, thank you.*'  "It will be tlie third 'you've had within   the  hour,"   said   Ormsby."  "By Jove, you'd call that moderate, if  you knew what- I'd been; doing in tlr-*  v/ay  of   cognac  the  last   two  nioni'hs."  And the next moment he was standing  at the refreshment bar.  Pereival   Ormsby   looked"    after   him  had  sta-  and  coir-  his  th?y  ���������of   the   murder.   Mr.   Pereival   Ormsby  ' ;bad been seen leaving the Silvery Wood  .a little, after miidnight-    That on his  return  to  Ormsby  Towers  he  had  called  mp his   valet, and   ordered him  to  pack  ;up   ii  small  valise,   with   which  he  -driven  over to  a   somewhat distant  :tion,   to   catch   the   early   up-train.  The  coroner   looked   very   grave,  the jurymen,  after  looking  at  the  'Oner  again,  caught   the   gravity  of  .aspect,   and  shook   their  heads  as  Jcokcd at each other.  "Tlie  coroner  is   a   man  of  position���������  .a m-aiin of .experience���������one of those men,  speaking  as a  doctor.     I'd     physic  for  nothing;  but man  is   but  man,  and   the  inquest   is adjourned."  "Adjourned!"  "For  fresh  evidence!"   Here  the doctor,  who knew he  was about to create  -a  sensation,  rose  to  his  feet and  gave  . a theatrical  wave  to  the  handkerchief,  ;as if it  had  been a  banner.     "A  waj-  i-ant has  been issued  for  tlie arrest of  'Mr.. Pereival  Oxmsby!"  "Upon   what   charge?"  The little doctor's  voice deepened,  as  ���������he repVie<l to this last question by one  ��������� word���������one   terrible   word.  "Murder!"  CHAPTER XV.  AT WATERLOO  STATION".  Two men are walking the platform  -of the Waterloo  Station, London.  The eldest of the two is a tall, handsome man- He is not an old man;  very far from .it.  The- other person who spaced the plat-  iftnn   is   of-quite   another   type.     The  with  something  very   like   disgust.  "Who would tBian.'c that that man has  only just been saved from appearing in  a felon's dock. And yet there he  stands, as reckless���������aye,'" and as unprincipled���������as ever-"  "Which class?" demanded a railway  guard as the man in the muffler came  running back.  "Which class? First! When I do  travel third."���������for he had seen the  guard's movements���������"I carry my dinner  in a bundle, and my boor in a battle.  Good-by,   Ormsby!   Tell   her "  As the trains passed out of the station, two men came hurriedly upon the  platform.  "Just a moment too late! We, mist  telegraph on."  "It isn't sure he's gone by this train,"  said the other-  "What else did he come to the station  for? 'Waterloo Station'���������them was his  words to the cabman as driv' him from  the hotel; and the waiter heard him say  ho  must be in  time for the 2.30."  "Look!   Who's   that?    I'm   blessed   il  I   don't  think   it's  our   man!"   And  the  speaker   pointed      to     where     Percivil  Ormsby. lost in thought, was still stand  ing on the extreme edge of the platform.  "Tall, dark-complexioned, heavy, mustache. That's our man. sure enough,  and he hasn't gone by the train, after  all."  They were moving- quietly towards  him, when suddenly both of the mon  paused, with terror in 'their looks, aid  set up a'loud shout.  "The train, the train! Look our. sir!  For  God's   sake,   look  out!"  Too  late!  Sweeping into the station from an opposite direction to that towards which  Mr. Ormsby's gaze seemed riveted,'an  express-train rushed up to the platform.  Confused by warning cries on every  side, the unfortunate gentleman mule  a hasty movement, stumbled and fell  forward. ' , '  Another great cry from the spectators, and then a silencv* of horror-  It was a similar accident to that  which, in June, 1S30, marked the opening- of the Liverpool' and Manchester  Bail'W'ry, and deprived the country of  the services of Mr. Huskisson���������an accident unfortunately but too common  in the present day, but one for which  no   one can be' conscientiously blamed.  "Carry   him   into   the   waiting-room."  "Place him here, upon these railway  rugs. That will do- Did you say you  were   a   surgeon?"  "Yes. Stand back, gentlemen, if you  please, while I   make  an  examination."  The- surgeon shakes his head, and  the crowd  closes round the table again.  One of the two men who had sp-ok-m  Among other favored colors for the  summer all the tints of the primrose form  a dainty note. ;���������/���������* '. %. <  High collars of some description���������linen, silk, French lawn, embroidered muslin or pique, etc.���������-will be worn all summer on gowns intended for general uses.  Toile, the pretty mercerized ,Jii*en���������  very popular in Paris and London���������  makes exceedingly smart summer gowns,  beige, hyacinth blue and ecru being, favorite colors.  The plentiful use of point d'esprit net  as a fashionable dress material helps  greatly in the summer scheme for transparent effects, and when it, is decoruted  with lace appliques it makes very handsome gowns.  Lace, lace, is the dernier cri everywhere,  both here aud abroad. There is hardly a  dressy gown or hat from Paris that has  not a touch at least of this dainty and re-  lined garniture upon it, laces in applique  form taking high place.  One of the French ways of making tlie  newest blouses to wear with tailor suits  is to tuck them with colored silks. For  example, a white silk blouse is entirely  covered with the tiniest possible tucks  stitched with pale green silk.  The latest novelty brought out among  lace fancies are the box coats in-chantil-  ly, Brabant, Flemish and renaissance  patterns. They are unlined, and, unlike  the cloth box coats, the lace models curve  in considerably at the underarm seams.  All of the new full' ungored skirts designed for slender figures that have thus  far been sent over as models are either  shirred very closely from the vbelt to below the hips or else laid in fine lingerie  plaits, - which are often of graduated  depth, forming a pointed yoke effect on  the front and sides of tho skirt.  The Greek, the Gretchen and the Marie  Antoinette are three different -names  given to the increasingly popular bell  shaped dress sleeves that terminate a little below the elbow and are completed  by full gathered undersleeves, fiuishedat  the wrists with a narrow band of cm-  broidery ribbon or silk strap, edged with  a   line   of   fine   gold-braid.���������New   York  Post.  :"      ���������;     ��������� , .  THE  METHODISTS.  Under the new conference regulations a  Methodist minister will be permitted to  remain-in one community long, enough to  justify him In sending'for his family.���������  St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  By the conference's action the time  limit is entirely removed and the groat  Methodist denomination passes into the  domain of Congregationalism, where no  limit to a pastorate is fixed.���������Philadelphia Call.  When a man has a reasonable assurance of permanence in his position, he  can do better work than when he is certain that he will have to move within a  few years. It takes time to accomplish  big results.���������Brooklyn" Eagle.  It is asserted that the new rule will be  a great advantage to the talented ministers of the church by giving them a  chance to build themselves up inv communities that appreciate their ability and  .lower. It will raise the standard of the  Methodist  ministry.���������Indianapolis  Press.  The removal of the time limit on the  service of Methodist clergymen will in-,  stall a new era in that denomination. For  the present it is. an experiment. But  doubtless the plan will produce results as  acceptable and as valuable as have.followed the same method in other Christian  sects.  RECENT  INVENTIONS.  A typewriter has been patented for  writing cryptographic letters, the type  being arranged around the face of a  wheel.  A new invention provides for an arrangement by which turning ou a faucet  anywhere in the house starts the gas  burning under a eojl of pipe, thus providing hot water at any hour.  Eggs can be' tested and cooked by a  new device having a lamp surrounded by  a metallic tube, with openings opposite  the flame in which the egg is inserted for  testing, with a wire frame over, the top  on which the eggs are placed for cooking.  The path in front of a bicycle is cleared  of substances which would puncture the  tires by a new attachment, comprising  clamps for suspending a small circular  brush in front of the forward wheel, with  driving- wheels to.revolve the brush rapidly on the ground.  The   stroller   stopped   in   front ' of   a  gaudy   circus   poster ��������� one   of   a   series  which ran down a block of fence on the  side street.    Thero was something familiar about it and something, he could not  say what, which was not.    The balance  was on tho side of the familiar, however,  and a moment later he was under a spell.  He was a  boy again;  liis  long trousers  somehow had got short, and he was wearing stockings, and he knew whore to find  the  hole in  them,  just  below  the  knee  cap, and just above there was a spot on  his right leg which felt'comfortably sore  from   playing   marbles.     His   shoulders  shrunk in a trice, his chest grew boyishly  flat, and he felt like thumping it to seo if  he   were in   condition  to   swap   punches  with   Jimmy   Brown.     His   height  grew  less, and his face, a moment ago waiting  for a  shave  and   very  bristly,   was'soft  and hairless; also he was back in a little  southern village, and over by the village  store where, he got cinnamon and  where  his  father  bought  the thick  shoes ���������������������������with  the shiny brass tips which lie could , not  kick through.' He knew, because he had  tried    without   even    hurting    his   toes,  which   were   uneasily   waiting   barefoot  time.  The sun grew warmer, too,'and the air  had the flat, sweet, earthy odor it gets  from the prairie land. He sniffed the air  greedily. His heart leaped within him;  his breath was short, and there was  something too big for his front ribs inside. He was a boy. The circus was  coming to town and on Saturday, and  there would be a parade, and���������he reached his hand into a pocket which somehow  seemed very small = and pulled but his  money���������he had '}."> cents, a two bits and  two picayunes���������and his father had promised him two bits if he would be good,  nnd that was 10 cents over for lemonade.  Which would he take? Pink or the other  kind? Maybe both, or popcorn and tlie  pink, which looked and tasted both.  Now, however, lie would look at all the  pictures on the side of the village store.  He would do it systematically and fairly,  which was the most gralfrying. He would  walk down to the end with his eyes  straight ahead nnd deny himself a single  side glance at the lions and the elephants in pyramids, or the ladies in pink  (lying about in air, or th'e? man shot out of  the cannon, or tho monkeys. No, he'would  go slowly and hold his breath at length  over the lion taming. c  Yes, there they were! The three rinss  in a tent"a mile long, and high, and millions of people on the benches packed  tight, and a lady hopping through a hoop  on to a leaping white horse, and the  clowns, and the acrobats, and tlie ringmaster, and the Japanese jugglers. He  studied their faces in detail to see if he  could recognize any of the clowns. Then  he looked at the roaring lions. "Gee. but  I hope it don't rain."' he said, thinking  of the awful task it would' be to wait  until circus time if 'he'"didn't see the  lions in the parade in their gold .cages.  Incidentally he got ready his argument  as to whether the lions could carry off  Farmer Tates' .���������' old black bull, which  served better than a watchdog in the orchard, and whether the sheriff's blood-'  hound, which caught the man who shot  Johnny's, uncle, could kill one of them.  These arguments were to be used on the  Brown boy, no matter which side he  took.  Then there were the ostriches and the  birds that were like ostriches, but didn't  have such long feathers, and a pink bird.  The elephants were in tho next picture, I  add.-lie wondered if the baby one was  really that little nnd whether it ate only  milk or would take peanuts. He would  shell the peanuts first, if necessary. The  wild west hunt spread away before him,  and the buffaloes were fearfully combative. He, thought he would like to hunt  buffaloes and could use the gun with little  shot at other times for squirrels. Robins,  which were easy to '4it, he would not  shoot with a real gun. They were good  enough for slungshots, but��������� He wanted   a   gun.    Next   there   were   all   sorts  of queer things���������cows with humps, gray  little cows, and wolves and a thing which  rolled itself up into a ball. He" didn't  know what it was. It was kinder like a  mud turtle in some respects; but, as the  postmaster said, "You couldn't never be  sure." He would investigate that if the  elephant and monkeys didn't take too  much time.  This brought him' to the end of the  fence. There was the pink paper with  big black letters. He thought it ��������� would  have no fears for him; he would have 60  cents and could go in openly add didn't  need, to carry water for the elephants.  He stuck his hands in his pockets and  stepped back to read the sign with comfortable arrogance. But what was that?  "Concert after show. Clown's comic'  songs; 25 cents admission." , .Timminee!  He had forgotten that. He would have  to give up the pink lemonade. But, ho.  Then he would save 10 cents. He wanted to hear those clowns almost as bad as  to see the elephants, and he wanted tlie  pink lemonade, and the baby elephant  had to be fed. Jim Jones would brag if  be didn't. He might go into the tent after  the sliow and see the animals and go to  the concert, but,most of the'cages would  be closed.' He stopped to think.  To think he had to kick his toes into  the ground, and  he looked to see what  sort of holes the brass tips were making. -  He had on dapper patent leather shoes  and was old and in the city, had a college  diploma and a good position.   He pulled  some money from his pocket and studied  it idly.   It was a #10 bill.   He would give  it all to be just a boy and would be hap- ���������  py with the two bits and a dime and let'  the .concert go,  and  father  would   be��������� ,  Well, he'd go to the circus anyhow���������just  for, old times���������and borrow the landlady's  boy and take him too.���������New York Commercial Advertiser.  to  A Good Man's Gratitude.  Billyuns���������Do you find that it pays  hire a physician by the year?   ���������  Rockingham���������Well,- it paid me last  year all right. Our doctor has kept my  wife's mother in California for her  health during the past 15 mouths, and  I'm seriously thinking of raising his salary.���������Chicago Times-Herald.  A Jndgre.  Fuddy���������I am sure I don't lenow wheth-.  er she can sing best'or play best.  Duddy���������I think she can play best.  Fuddy���������Then you have beard her play?  Duddy���������No: but I have heard her sing.  ���������Jttnai-nn. Transcript.  POULTRY  POINTERS.  Many young turkeys die from lack of  'vigor due to inbreeding or lice.  Tobacco stems scattered through the  nesting material will help keep lice away.  Sulphur should .never be 'given  unless ,  strictly  necessary,   as  it  may  cause   leg  weakness.  It   is  a  mistake   to  select  tho  largest  males   for   next- year's   breeders.     The  proper ones to select are those which are '  active.   A.lazy, sluggish young cockerel is.  sure to be sluggish and clumsy when-matured.    ,  Carbolic acid is a poison and will kill  poultry if they drink .water in which too  much of it is used. Twelve drops of the  acid in a quart of water is enough. But  in cases of cholera a teaspoon fill in three  pints of water will not be too much.  A hen seldom begins to eat shells until  she finds one broken by accident or until  she becomes accustomed to eggshells that  may be thrown into the yard. On this account, eggshells'should always be well  crushed before they are ������jivon to the-  hens.  5  IMPERTINENT PERSONALS.  Corbett perhaps feels he would be at  home in congress, where it is all talking  and no.fighting.���������Chicago Record.  Baden-Powell is 43, famous, good looking and a bachelor. Watch Cupid wink  the other eye.���������Milwaukee Journal.  Sam Jones doesn't like* the clubwoman  or the modernized girl.^.Well; Sam's feeling on .the subject is "evidently reciprocated.���������Memphis Commercial Appeal.  The German army has one commander  named Major General von .Sluyterman  Langeweyde. Even a Mauser bullet  would stop at that name. ��������� Cleveland  Leader.  on's Letter ������������������*  Jiff ���������      !���������*���������  to an Afflicted Father.  From Manitoba to Nova Scotia goes the news of a marvellous cure of piles  by J)r. Chase's Ointment.  Great Surprise Ahead of Him.  "You have some idea," observed the  principal of the polytechnic school, "of  the scope and aim of this institution?"  "Yes, sir," replied the boy who had  come to take a course of instruction.  "You teach a fellow how he can make a  livin without havin to work."���������Chicago  Tribune.  Mr. Donald McLeocJ, of Tal-  botviile, N. S., writes of how  his son in Winnipeg was cured  of a most severe and distressing case of piles by using Dr.  Chase's Ointment. Three doctors failed to do what this ointment accomplished. It is useless to risk- an expensive and  painful operation when you can  be positively cured at small expense in your own home ^by  using Dr. Chase's Ointment.  Talbotville, N.S., May 15, 1900.  Dr. Chase Med. Co., Toronto, Ont.:  Dear Sirs,���������I received the sample  box of Dr. Chase's" Ointment, and it  has done me a considerable amount of  good. I am now enclosing payment  for a large box of Dr. Cnase's Ointment, which yoti will please send to  my address.  I have had itching piles for four  years and did not know of any medicine that wonld relieve me until last  fall, when I receive 1 a.letter from my  son in Winnipeg, who said That three  doctois tieated him and operated for  piles, but failed to cure him. He now  thanks God and Dr. Chase's Ointment  for a perfect cure. He had piles in  the worst form, and suffered terribly.  He is now working hard every day,  and does not, feel any symptoms of  piles returning. You are at Jiberty to  use this letter4for the benefit of others..,  I am yours truly,  DONALD M'LEOD.  Dr. Chase's Ointment is beyond all doubt the only preparation which has never been  known to fail to cure piles.  Doctors, druggists, clergymen,  and people in all walks of life  unite in pronouncing it the only  certain cure for this terribly  annoying ailment, which has of  late years become so prevalent;  6o cents a box, at all dealers,  or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,  Toronto. f*  P:  A SILENT HSSENTIAL.  Oh,  the man who pays the taxes���������he's the poor  forgotten-elf  Whose biography must linger on oblivion's dusty  ��������� shelf!  There are pomp and celebration, there are poetry  and song.  But the man who pays the taxes lingers out  among the throng.  Nobody asks about him, and nobody prints his  name;  lie never gets "a "blast when people ,,sound the  trump of fame.  There's glitter and there's glory, plaudits echoing far and near,  But the man who pays the taxes never gets a single cheer.  There's a big, resounding whistle on the engine  when it toils;  None tilings about the water as it bubbles and it  boils.   , ,     '  There is buzz, and there is bustle, and the people  ��������� love to ga������e  As   the   prodigy   goes  onward   in   its   unresisted  ways. i i  We quite forget, while watching all the beauty of  the scheme,   '  That somewhere out of sight is pent the mighty  force of steam; ' '  But despite this lack of splendor 'tis agreed by  men of wit  That if the steam  were wanting the machinery  ���������-    would quit.  ���������Washington Star.  :o!  WHITE FEATHEK.  A Coward That .Wag  ���������a Hero.  .............    O. i  There is no need to .mention the name  of his regiment here.   That is a secret  that belongs to'"the. army alone.  Suffice it to say that his comrades  '���������    are proud of his name.  He should never have entered the army at all, much, less a hard riding cavalry regiment -which bad a reputation  to sustain by a yearly tribute of broken  necks and collar bones.  -  His proper vocation  was that of a  linen draper's  assistant,  aiid   he  had  filled that occupation very satisfactorily till one evil day he had' fallen in  ' love with a girl, a silly, shallow'girl, at  whom no practical man, or boy would  have taken a second look.  .   He adored her, and she adored soldiers. In their walks abroad sbe would"  direct   his   steps   toward, tbe   Horse  guards or   Wellington   barracks,   that  she might gaze  In admiration at the  ��������� fine, strapping soldiers who were to be  seen there, and every time she pinched  his arm and exclaimed, ''Oh, Jack, look  at that lovely soldier!!' his heart gave  him a pang at tbe thought that he was  only a draper's assistant, wi^^pthing  in common with themilitaryiffcut the  handling of red cloth! He was a dreamer by nature," and falling in love did  ' not lessen his weakness in this direc-  *���������* tion.     Dreaming   is   pardonable   in   a  ' poet, but an unpardonable crime in a  linen, draper's   assistant,   and   as .he  stood at his counter his mind was far  away from his work.    Instead of lis-  .   toning to the "Forward!" of the shopwalker he could  only hear the short  flung word of command and tbe blare  of the bugles that sounded through his.  dreams; wherefore it -was not long before he came into conflict with bis practical chief.   A few sharp words passed.  He threw up in three seconds a position it had taken six years of hard, unremitting labor to attain.   Then he enlisted.  He gained his title on his first display in the riding school, where, after  a short ride on the neck of tbe riding  master's pet buck jumper, he turned  deathly pale and cried aloud that he  might fallowed to dismount.  The hors^it once gratified his desire  by. thro^rfgMm on to the tan. where  he lay trernljmig*. in every limb, much  to the diversion at?������a couple of rough  riders who wev ������standing by. Tbey  1 were quick to infoup their respective  squadrons, ana, his*Tornu?ij occupation  being known, he waVpromptly christened White ���������eathef.      ''/������������������ ^  In those dark^^ays lb was the jfby of  the more hardy ..^���������fcrui'ts^ to 'take him  aside solemnly ana request the^ervice  of threepence"3 farthrags' worth of  white feathers. Any iSbrsel of down  or fluff that might float into the. barracks was promptly captured and presented to him with due ceremtmies by  Trumpeter Pipes, the low comedian of  the regiment.  The older men forbore to join in with  these somewhat tiring repetitions of a  stale joke. They remembered their  own experiences in the riding school  and recognized that White Feather  was a quiet and inoffensive fellow, devoid of the impudence and bad manners peculiar to recruits and respectful  and helpful to his seniors.  The sergeant instructor, too, after a  time took a fancy to his timid recruit  and took extra trouble to learn him  how to keep his heels out, his hands  down and his head up.  "I've made smart cavalrymen out o'  bigger duffers than you," he used to remark encouragingly as he flicked White  Feather's horse into a canter, "and I'll  make a rider o* you, or I'll break your  neck!" White Feather's neck remained unbroken, so it is.,?to be presumed  that the sergeant instructor fulfilled  his word.  Presently he began to lose the hangdog look of suppressed terror with  which he had been accustomed to enter  the riding school and to acquire the  easy swagger of a cavalryman. His  chest contracted by long hours at the  counter, developed under healthy train-  ' ed White Feather's development, which  had been sadly retarded by the heavy,  gas laden atmosphere in which he .had  lived. ' His nerves acquired tone, and  he learned' to take a tumble now and  then as a matter of course and to fire  his carbine without shutting his eyes  and blanching at the explosion of the  cartridge.  "Blow me, If he isn't going to shape  into a man at last!" quoth the sergeant  instructor.  Then a great blow fell upon him. He  received one morning a letter from the  girl to tell him that she had given him  up Id favor of a shopwalker who had  expectations of being set up in business by his father. She admitted that  she had adored soldiers and that she  had caused him to enter the army for  her sake. But she had omitted to state  that the soldiers she adored were soldiers who possessed the queen's commission and, who wore stars instead of  a worsted stripe.  If poor White Feather was a physical  coward, he was a moral hero. There is  no chance of a display of feeling 'in a  barrack room; so, like the Spartan boy  of old, he hugged his trouble to him,  slipping tbe cheap little engagement  ring with which (he had sealed his  troth into, his pocket without a sign beyond the twitching of his white lips.  Then he lit bis pipe with the letter, not  out of contempt, but because there is  little privacy accorded "in the correspondence that comes to the barrack  room, aud a private soldier is not provided with a desk wherein to keep his  faded flowers and other sentimental tokens of tbe past.  The blow was a very heavy one, for  White Feather was without the worldly knowledge that should have told  him long since that lie had fixed his affections upon a vulgar, selfish and-  brainless flirt, and he still believed in  her. _,  For her sake he had learned to overcome his physical cowardice. He had  dreamed of, a possible commission in  the dim future and had rejoiced in the  recently acquired promotion as a step  toward her.  For her sake, too,, he received the  news cheerfully, when the word passed  through the barracks that the regiment  was ordered to South Africa to meet  the Boers. He knew that he was by  nature a coward, but for the memory  of her he swore an oath to himself to  do his duty without sparing himself in  the coming fight.  ��������� ��������� * , *.'������ . * * *  "Look 'ere. old chap, we ain't going  to call you White Feather no more!"  said Trumpeter Pipes as they lay together behind the shelter, of a large  bowlder, aga������tast the face of which the  Boer bullets were pattering like a  heavy rain.  In full sight of the whole army their  squadron had crossed the Boer front  amid a bail of bullets which had  lvought 20 men to earth.  White Feather's horse had been shot  under him, and, at the risk of his life,  he had carried the wounded trumpeter  into the shelter of the bowlders. He  was unhurt, but trembled in every  limb from fear and great exertion.  From between two bowlders he peeped out and saw, amid the bodies of men  and horses that littered the plain, a  wounded man crawling on his hands  and knees amid a spatter of bullets  that were kicking puffs of dust from  the dry earth all around him.  It was his captain.  White Feather watched him for a  moment; then he saw him stop and lie  down on his side despairingly. He  could crawl no more.  "I will, for her sake!" he murmured  between his clinched teeth, and, rising  from the shelter of the rock, he faced  the hail of death that pattered to the  earth around him.  . As he walked into the open a faint  cheer reached his ears from the British troops half a mile behind him. The  Royal artillery backed him with a  shrieking flight of shrapnel, which  ���������whistled for a moment overhead, then  burst over the Boer linesLa quarter of  a mile away in a shower of bullets that  for a-moment quelled the storm around  him.  He reached the wounded man, lifted  him on his back and returned step by  step to where Trumpeter Pipes lay hidden.  The   trumpeter   gave   him   a   faint  "Bravo!" as he staggered and fell with  his burden into the kindly shelter of  the rock.  That was White Feather's reward.  On a distant hill the  British  com-  THE  MOTHER  SONG.  Mother, oh, mother, forever I cry for rou!  Sing the old songs I may never forget.  Even in'slumber 1 murmur and sigh for you���������  Mother, oh, mother,  Sing low, "Little brother,  Sleep, for thy mother bends over thee yet!"  Mother, oh, mother,, the years are eo lonely,  Filled but with weariness, doubt and regret I  Can't you come back to me, for tonight only,  Mother, oh, mother,  And sing, "Little brother,  Sleep, for thy mother bends over thee yet!"  Mother, oh, mother, of old I had never  One wish denied me^nor trouble to fret;  Now���������must I cry out all vainly forever,  Mother, sweet mother,  ,   Oh, sing, "Little brother,  Sleep, for thy mother bends over thee yet?"  Mother, oh, mother, must longing and sorrow  Leave me in darkness, with eyes ever 'wet  And never the hope of meeting tomorrow?  Answer me, mother,  And sing, "Little brother,  Sleep, for thy mother bends over thee yet I"  ���������James AVhitcomb Riley.  ���������^-���������-���������^  ____-____,  _.__ ._._��������� _^_^_i_^.^..^___.^___.^___.^K  ��������� . ^*\  ^. _.  T  1  ins  Fresh air and much exercise help-  mander  shut  his   fieldglasses   with   a  snap.  "Tell the general to keep down the  fire on the right there and to get those  men in from behind those bowlders,"  he said to his aid, "and bring me that  man's name. If he is alive, tell him  that I saw it all and that I'm going to  recommend him for the cross.  "Never saw a finer show of fire discipline-In my life!" added the commander to himself as his aid galloped off.  White Feather's eyes glistened as he  received the message and heard the  cheer that swept along the lines as he  was carried in.  "Pei'haps I shall get that commission  after all," be said to himself; "then  she will think more of me!"  *        * * *        *        * ������  Perhaps it was just as well that he  died five minutes later���������this faithful  worshiper of a goddess of clay.  4 Mr. Tompkins'Will 1  t ��������� ���������  ������   Did the Spirits Carry Out the Wishes  I' -of the Dying Man?  4-H'>**-4'"'*^-*-4**+-*-++*������*+'e*^-e*4������*+**^'������>+  "I never was what you may call superstitious," said" a lawyer from the  country as he sat 'in ,the courtroom  awaiting the judge, "but I had an experience once that .has ever since induced me not to scoff at what,is called  the supernatural? Mr. Tompkins was  one of the first clients my father, who  was a lawyer, ever had. He was  wealthy and had, as was supposed,  never been married. He lived in an  ,old homestead not far from a well  known city up the state, and his wants  were attended to by an elderly housekeeper and several servants, male and  female. After 1 became a lawyer- it  was my duty, to ,see Mr. Tompkins  quite frequently in relation to his property and so1 forth. He was a kindly  man. somewhat reserved, and, when I  first knew him, probably 05 years of  age. He bad a strong personality both  as to appearance and character. He  was over six feet and stout in proportion. His face was always clean shaved, and he wore his hair long. When  I knew him, it had turned to gray, but  was as abundant as ever. His carriage  was erect, and his general appearance  was such as, if once observed, could  not well be forgotten.  "Mr. Tompkins was in the habit of  spending a good deal of time away  from home, and the impression of my  father and myself was that he was recuperating in Florida^ He went and  returned without notice, and his domestics, being used to his ways, never  troubled themselves at his absence,  while at the. same time they were exceedingly careful to have everything  ready for his reception whenever he  might return. Neither to me nor to my  father did he ever utter any explanation > of his absences from home or  make any allusion to them whatsoever.  "One day Mr. Tompkins came to our  office and asked for my father. He  was not in just then. andNMr. Tompkins sat down and talked with me. He  asked me bow I had spent my time at  college and about my associates and  my age and many other things. After  a pause which lasted some moments  he said:  " 'You have reached tbat age when  you should marry. The best thing in  the world for you is to get a wife as  soon as you can take care of one. A  man is safer when he marries early.'  "I looked out of the window and saw  my father coming toward tbe office.  " 'My father is coming,' I said.  "Mr. Tompkins arose and glanced toward the street.    Then he stepped to  one side and  appeared   to   me to  be  brushing something off his coat sleeve.  The   next   instant   he   wheeled   right  round, staggered and fell.    My father  entered just at the time, and both of  us hastened to raise Mr. Tompkins and  place, him on a chair.    We sent for his  physician   right away,   and   when   he  came be said that Mr. Tompkins was  suffering from an attack of apoplexy.  He was conveyed to his home, and the  best attendance was procured for him.  '"My father's impression was that his  client had come to see him on some important business, for he never visited  the office unless a matter in which he  was  deeply   and  anxiously   interested  impelled him to do so.    His usual custom was to send his carriage for my  father when he desired to consult him.  What the subject could be which induced Mr. Tompkins to visit the office  that morning neither my father nor I  could divine.  "We talked over the incident long  and carefully, and in the course of the  conversation I mentioned to my father  some facts which it had not struck me  before were of sufficient importance to  mention. It was not often tbat at that  time in my history I visited New York.  In fact, up to the time of which I  speak.I had been to the city only twice.  It was a circumstance which occurred  on my last visit that I mentioned to  my father. TJie business that took me  to the city was in relation to some documents affecting wooded lands up the  state in which a client was interested.  I met an old college frieDd, and one  day he and I went down to Long  Branch together. After taking in the  sights we were naturally hungry, and  went to the best hotel we could select.  Seated at a table near to us was a party consisting of an elderly gentleman  and lady and several young people of  both sexes, ranging from'5 to 18 years.  The gentleman was seated with his  back to me, and it struck me that I  was familiar with the contour of the  bead. I tried hard to get a sight of the  face, but did not succeed until I was  leaving, when I so managed as to procure a pretty good view of the gentleman's countenance.  " 'Why,' said I to my friend, .'that is  Mr. Tompkins, an old client of my father.'  "I faced round and looked the gentleman square in the eye, but he never  winced or gave the slightest indication  of recognition. Then I went away  with my mind in a turmoil. If I had  been called upon to swear to the man's  identity in a court of law, I would have  dene so without hesitation but for, tho  fact that, though returning,my glance  with one as prolonged and steady as  my own, he had shown no sign of recognition.  "Now, I needn't tell you how my father and myself began to speculate or  what .thoughts were exchanged. '��������� Suffice to say that none of our surmises  approached the truth.  "And now, to go back to Mr. Tompkins' sudden seizure and the events  which followed. Of course our inquiries after the sick man were frequent,  and my father called several times, but  Mr. Tompkins did not for some time  recover consciousness. At length he  began to evince some slight intelligence, and my father or myself was  thereafter with him day and night, so  that if be recovered his senses we  might be ready to do anything for him  he might desire in relation to the arrangement of his affairs. -He had no  relatives near at hand and, in fact,  none with whom he ever directly communicated. He liad a younger brother  who had disgraced himself and been a  convict and was occasionally helped  through us by Mr. Tompkins, but always in so indirect a manner as to prevent his discovering the whereabouts  of his benefactor.., So far as we knew,  Mr. Tompkins had made no will, and  yet we knew that he must be worth  over $1,500,000.  "But I ���������will come to the occurrence to  which I alluded at the outset. I was  sitting in the sick man's room one  night reading before the fire. He grew  restless, and J arose and saw that he  was moving and struggling as though  trying to rise. I spoke to him, and he  tried hard to respond' and gripped my  hand'with extraordinary vigor for-*so  sick a person. Seeing that he was using  every exertion to sit up in bed,. I helped  him as well as I could, but just as he  had acquired an apparently upright position his frame relaxed, and he fell  back. I stood by him for some minutes, and, as he seemed to be .breathing  easily, I resumed my place at the fireside, once and again casting a glance  at the bed.  "Suddenly I experienced a strange  sensation, and, on looking up, I saw a  spectral figure standing right opposite  me. I rose with an exclamation of surprise and approached the form, wondering how the sick man could have  left his bed and passed me without my  having observed him. I did not lose  my presence of mind, but look a slop  toward the dimly outlined figure. Then  I saw that one hand was pointing toward a small, old fashioned desk which  stood on the top of a bookcase. As  my eye followed tbe direction indicated  the form disappeared. I turned, expecting to see the figure moving toward the bed. Nothing, however, was  visible. I went to the bed and gazed  upon a corpse!  "The man was dead beyond question.  I summoned the housekeeper and other  attendants, and when the body was  properly disposed all of us quitted the  room. I locked the door and gave the  key into the custody of the housf-keep-  er. directing her to allow no one to enter the room until my father came next  day with the undertaker.  "Next morning 1 accompanied my father to the house. 1 had already informed him what had occurred, and as  soon as some other matters were arranged my father took the desk, and  we retired to another room. On opening tbe desk there was apparently  nothing in it but a quire of note paper.  We made a close examination; but. as  it was simply a desk to be carried in  the hand or in a trunk, we found nothing that would indicate any secret  drawer. I took up the note paper and  carelessly turned over tbe sheets. A  surprise was in store, for on the inside  sheet there was writing. It turned out  to be the holographic will of the deceased���������that is, a will wholly written  by himself. It bore date the very day  when he last visited our office and was  struck down by apoplexy.  "The will left all in trust to a certain  woman for the benefit of the testator's  five children, mentioned by name, with  their places of abode. The-name of the  trustee I cannot, of course, mention,  nor would it be right to give the address. The will was duly admitted to  probate. The trustee did not bear the  name of the testator, but all the children did.  "How do I account for the spectral  form? Well, I think he had felt symptoms of the attack which carried him  off and wrote the will and came directly to our office, intending to inform my  father of the fact of its existence. At  tlie point of separation from the body  tbe spirit obeyed the last impulse of  the dying man."���������Brooklyn Citizen. .  Children and'Rivera.  "One of tbe hardest things I have-to  do," says a Boston schoolteacher, "is  to get into my children's heads the notion tbat tbe streams rise in the mountains and flow toward the sea. It is  next to impossible to make some of  them comprehend anything about it.  They see no reason why . tbe . river  should not rise in the sea and flow into  the mountains. Most of them have never seen a flowing ��������� stream. Many of  them have seen" the Charles river, and  if they have noticed anything about  it they have observed that it is just as  apt to flow from the ocean as*'toward  it. ,     t      ��������� '  ,"A   babbling   brook   running   down'"  over little slopes  and  rapids or turn-"'  bling from the hill, to .the plain in cat- .  aracts is unknown to them.   I have to  resort to all sorts m* images and Illus-'  trations to make them comprehend the :  idea of springs gushing from the hills,  descending, joining, still seeking a low-,  er level, and at last finding the sea.  And then tbey don't comprehend it!" .  Worse Tlinn  Dynamite, -,  After coming across about 30 different cripples in the oil regions of Pennsylvania and receiving the same answer from each as to. the'cause-of his ���������  injuries the colonel happened on a man  who was using crutches and dragging  his legs behind him and said: '   '  "Well. I suppose it was nitroglycerin^,  in your case also?" ,   '  "No, sir," replied the man. with much  dignity. "No, sir; nitroglycerin ~hever  wrecked me in this fashion:"  '-'Dynamite,'perhaps?" ������������������   ' '*������������������  "No, sir." , . ..';;,  "Blast in a coal mine?"  "No. sir. What ails me, sir/ Is that  a folding bed shut up" on me and held'  me' fast for 40 hours. Nitroglycerin;1 l  dynamite and blasting powder are well  enough in lheir way. but it takes a  folding bed to do your business in first'  class, shape." '  An Interrupted Peniit. , ,  There dwell in one of the handsome-  residences of Tioga an elderly ,lady and  her daughter. The mother .recently  went out of the city for a few days'''  stay. On the day she left the daughter  informed the colored cook early,in the  morning that she would visit a friend  and would not return until 9 o'clock at .  night. ������ ������������������*''������������������ ���������'-"  But the friend wTas not at home,-and  the daughter came to the cityu to shop  and returned home at 6 o'clock instead  of three hours - later. She found? ten  colored couples in the parlor, and the  table in the dining room was set for 20 -  persons, with the silver pieces and best'  china in evidence. In the kitchen the  cook was busy preparing a feast. When*  her eyes fell upon her young mistress.,  the servant exclaimed in horror: "Good;  gracious, you done come home so soon!;  Why. I'se inwited mah friends to din-*-  hah.  'Deed 1 didn't expect you."  The young woman said she was sure-  of that. Result: Colored friends left the '  house hungry; cook, too; girl invited  neighbors in. and all enjoyed the feast;  new cook next day.���������Philadelphia Record.    "��������� Hi? **  Of No  Interest to  Film.  "I am told that, the government levies ,  no tax on alcohol for use in the arts,"* ���������  said Whiffett.  "That is true," said Gazzarn, "but the  fact cannot interest you. since painting  the town is not considered art within  the meaning of the law."���������Detroit .Free  Press.  A Daring;  Lawyer.  One of the cases which attracted  great attention to Jim Ham Lewis of  Washington for his daring defense was  that of a young man named George,  Williams, who brained the superintendent of the Port. BlakeJy Lumber  mill with a fragment of iron pipe. The  deceased was shown to have been'a  tyrannical superior. Lewis defended  Williams on the ground that the superintendent, though a man in form, was  a beast in character; that it was the  indirect order of God some man should  kill him; that Williams simply performed a duty to society. An acquittal  followed, to the utter consternation of  tlie county, the jury going to the extent of inquiring if there was no way  in which Williams could be indemnified for, the two years and a half be  spent in jail awaiting trial.  Paul  Page,  son  of the ex-mayor of  Milwaukee, while on his way to Alaska, killed the proprietor of one of tbe  principal  hotels at Seattle over a dispute  growing  out ,of  a  poker  game.  Page,   had   been    educated  in   Paris,  where he had formed the absinth habit.    Lewis' defense was that Page had  been given Cannabis indica,  or what  is known as "hasheesh," and his vision  had become so distorted that he was  unable to distinguish between the man  who was robbing him in the game and  the proprietor of the hotel; that bavins  a just cause to kill the player who was  robbing  him  he  killed  the proprietor,  under  a   mistaken   sense   of   identity.  Page  was  acquitted.    The  case  was  discussed in the leading medical journals  of  the world,   not  one  of them  agreeing  with   Lewis'  theory,  though  be had persuaded the jury to do so.���������  E. D. Cowen in Ainslee's.  MRS 7?  .���������y���������:������*!-��������� ���������wmu'm-i  **f>UiwWAVY'ciTOfi^^  CREAM  ���������Highest Honors, World's Fair  dold Medal, Midwinter Pair  ���������.Void Baiting Povrdcr; containing-  ���������'-alum.  ^Thejr^re Injurious to health  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  3KH. 35. -Hu&erson, BDitor.  <��������� i     ���������  **"��������� Advertisers who  want their  ad  -(changed,    should   get    copy in   -by  -12 am, day *before issue.  Subscribers failing to receive The  ���������'News r*g|ulAr}y*will-iconfcr*a favcr by notifying 'Hi*  o5_6e.  ���������Job *Wtt*k Strictly C. O.���������t>.  Transient _Lds Cash in Advance.  "WEDNESDAY, "SEPT. 19th, 1900/  COMOX   *AIB.  Following -is 'the; program me   of  sports *-tbbB;held on Fair day, Sept.  28th, -1900,-at Courtenay.  1 p. -mv���������Shooting match,    clay  ���������'birds, open to residents��������� of .the dis  Hrict, entrance   fee "50   cts.    First  ijprize    valua   $10   and two thirds  ���������>    totfed   en trainee   fee.    Second  prize  ���������   vudue $5 and'one   third  -total   en  -  -trance fee.  3 p.nr.^-^-Tug-of-war, open to resi  ���������dents and men of H. W. service,  'seven men to constitute each ream.  -'Piize $85. , Ay.5igallon keg of beer  ������������������ '���������������������������wiil-be.'gifSn'by th'e-Union-Brewing  ���������^Cc.'-to the winning naval team.  %''p. un���������Juvenile race, 100 yards,  r<)pen to   resident   bo}7s   under    10  ^years'of age.    First pnze,   $5. second, $2.50.  4:15 p.so.���������Juvenile race.'lOOydF.  '���������Open to-'girls1 under 16 years of age.  ���������'First prize, $5, second,-$2.50.  ���������4:30  p.m.���������100 .yard -foot  race,  'open1 to residents and'-men-of IT. M-  ''service.   First.prize'? 10, second, $5.  4:45 p.rn:���������One'mile bicycle race  ���������"Fir-si prize,-$10, second.''$5.-   ,  5.p.m.;���������220.yard footrace, open.  -'First'piize,"$10, second, $5.  The Comox A.* &   I. -Association  beg to announce a donation of   $25  from Lewis Mounce, M.P.P.: a   donation of.$20 from Wm. Sloan; the,  'closing; of-the' Cumberland business ;  houses at-noon on the day"-of"- the:  ���������Fair; a single-return fare on boats  'an trains of E.'&-N. ?R. Co. for-ex -  ���������exhibits and .passengers for the  *Fair; music for the ball will be fnr-  "������ni3:ied by the Rand master and four  - musicians' of H M .S. Warspite.  - -.___���������������������������o ���������-    PERSONAL.  ������������������-Mr, Frank-Partridge, our "popu-;  lor,young business man,   returned  '���������Tuesday with his bride, lately Miss.  ^Webster,'so   well   and   favourably'  Kkno wn' as-a ��������� teaeher   in: the   p u Id i c  ��������� school here.  -As -predicted, the full--  band had fo- give the : happ}'-- couple  "���������'a^cbrroberi, with plenty of tin can  "music'and--rice, and, judging from  "'theifaces'-ef the la'ds afterwards.  ^rank:tre*a-l'eb.;them in a manner  '���������they appreciated. The Nr: ws wishes  Hhen all prosperity -and happiness.  Mrs. Puckeridge is visiting at her  '���������daughter's, Mrs.   Dr. C. A. Staples.  TELEGRAPHIC    NEWS  i  -Lo.idon. Sept. l"5 ���������Lord -Roberts ;  ( raporif-'to War office under datcof j  ' Sept. 14   as   follows:    French  'oc .  cupied   Barber-ton  ves'-erda'y   with '  cavalry which he look 'across   the  mountains.   *-FTe'm6,t "slight'opposition and the'enemv was completely  surpised.   -23 'officers and   59 men  ������������������ho .vero taken irieone'rs   were releasee!   and   25   loc }m ���������' -ves    a:d  o&ucr roiling stock weie   captured..  TiO-f. rmer will relieve us ot  great  difficulty as we had a   few   rickety  e-'gioes.    French icporls   that   l.e  has   sufficient   supplies   for   three  week*'   for   his   force.    100   Boers  with many mauser rifles and quantity of ammunition were   captured.  There axe large qqantities  of sheep  and cattle in the country   which is  g������>od new'3.    French   intercepted a  la geconvoy showing that   Barber-  ton was used as-a depot of supi^lies  bv   the j;*!Boers in   the   south   and  south east.    The bulk of   French's  foice is still 35 miles   behind   the  cavalry owing   to the   difficulty of  getting-the 'wagons   over   the pass  lcad;ng to 'Barber ton.  Lorenzo Marqneze, -Sept.   15.���������  The Boers -who arrived here yesterday evening   aver   that   the Boers  were fighting among  themselves a! ���������  Hotspuit and a*e looiingand burn- '  ing buildings.  Nanaimo, Sept.  15.���������No. 1   coal  train running between 'South "Wei- '  lington and Ladysmith and No. 10  coal train had a head  on -collish n  at a ..point two   miles this   side   of  Lady smith  causing   the   death   of  Robert, 'Fishor   manager  of  South '  Wellington mines, Samuel Walton, j  engineer,   H.   Thompson,   fireman ���������  and H.'Saunders, brakesman.    The ���������  collision  cccilrred   at   bridge   107  which is about two miles   nprth of  Ladysmith-and   trains -coming on  the   bridge   from  either   north   ������r  south have a down grade.    Tho No.  1 train was going from 'Alexandria  to Lad\*smith weile No". -10   whs on  waj' north and it is presumed train  left without orders   or   there   -was  some misunderstanding  of   orders.  All the men on No. 10 train ]"umj.<r&i  and saved themselves.'  The-bodies  of killed were   under   the   wrecked  locomotive   this   afternoon.    Both  trains met in middle  of the tresi.le  with an aw'ful crash, oneof the cars  being thrown as high as   the   telegraph wires, smashing them.    One  of   the   trains   was   thrown   from  trestle and landed in  valley below.  Nanaimo,   Sept.   _8.���������Following  is the jury's finding re  recent accident:    The jury find   that   Henry  Saunders came to his   death   by   a  colli.-ion of coal   trains   No. -1   and  10 and that the accident   was   the  result   of    negligence   of    Nathan  Pou 1 Dottgan, opera to.i, in   report-  ing the arrival of   train    No. 1    at  Ladvsmith to the train-desdateher,  F. Brown-, when the train   had not  arrived. '  An explosion of  200   pounds  of  nitro-glycerine   at   Cadboro    Bay.  powder works on Sept. 11th wrecked :  the building but   as   all   working  men were absent no lives'-were lost.  %_#    I     Sasa  'ESI���������������_'���������- D.-ds's Good?, B������'������-ga������rt_  In order to fun her reduce   our sunk i;  this line-to 'make'ronm 'far'?!je-heavy -i ���������-  coming   stock, we 'offer     <ome  sped;:  values in our best ijlack drcsi.-geods.  Black broche, ^c.j worth ''50c  ���������10 pieces at 50c, worth 75c.  10 piecesar   50c, worth $r and $1.25.  6 pieces black crepon, assorted   patterns,  $6 per dress, worth $8.  6 pieces -repon,   beciitiful    design   and  finish, $8 per dress, re&. Sro,  3 only, regular $12suits. Sale'price   $io  CrAcred;Dress Goods  15  pieces,   worth   35c.   and    50c.  price, -5c.  ro pieces, worth 75c.    Sale price, 50c  Sale  If you rtould.'be'up'to *d de sebure f;rte  of those Pulley' ^Bolts, the .newest, flung  in  this line,'75c-each.  '   Men's overalls, hea-vy-material,rivetted  75c, a pair.  Men's ail woo! undershirts and   draw-  rs, speci'i', 75c. -each.  1 lie b.ilar.ce of n*f<nV. 'sinrmrr   uiuh ���������  ive.ir at aslnnisiiin^'y low pricey.  Women's Flannelette Wrappers just ar-  rired, $1.25.  Waists  Flannelette Waists, assorted patterns,  $1.25.  IWWMWtfWIW MVl MVPfU���������I  A windfall in Men's Hannel Shirts.  Twenty Flannel Shirts   sold   regularly  at $1 and $i.2t;.   'Sale price, 75c.  ������>C>Mk ���������������*. WMNrlWl  n_������r_fc.murmrjimrmnmwi-mnntnT  Sheets  3 doz Flannelette   Sheets '10-4     Grey  n  and white, $1 a pair.  I  *>*-^*>  ' able Liners-  ^ Half bleached table linen,  regular 35c  Sale price, 2re.  Sailor Hats  .    Ralance of Women's Sailor'Hats,  15c.  each.  _W I M^���������I 111 I Ml III! Mtm I    1 ���������III' ������������������ H| ������������������! ��������� IIIM ������������������������������������! Mil-W llwi l_lll���������MUM | _l_l���������.  Remnants  roo remnants dress goodsat 'half the  We can save you money.en  household  linens, sheetings, blankets, etc.  .-   ull^TM ������"rWITl ~������W������M  Ties'  100 Men's.50c. bow ties^oini;  at -25c.  a tie '  mIIp  Ifynu'want a suit for "vour boy come  and loo!-: thr^u^h our slock. If we have  the sizr-  *��������� ecan save yui-m.-'fey.  These prices a;������ trade   wiunars  -foi"-lSft.(  and iiioncv.-sayeryuir ���������^���������i**ni'  __5i__S5SH2^,S>jS������,W)VS^^ 'S*������STi������^_,S>2i,^wA^^W''*v-5.'.7.  O  SI H. V H. \ St j- \i   At  ?S������A'  (f<���������_?������  _?���������' _  ���������gwr>a,-������j-T_wa_&viiU-i  WANTED.  A   NUMBER    OF 'PlOEO'Kl3   to  ���������purchase.  csl2tc  CrrARLES Scott, .  '"{Quarterway Tiouse;  Nanaimo, B.C.  Large   Assortment   of   Mouldings,  Good but Cheap.  HENRY F.-PU-LL&N.  !Samples can he peen and orders  left, at T. D. McLean's, Jewellery  Store.  Mac-lSmond Snrsery  Q.U ARTER W A Y, Wellington:Eoad  Fancy Goods, Toys, etc.  ������������������_y-f������i���������_oa������^-_w��������������� ��������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ -- P|T1^rT||..r������ ���������..���������rnwrrnrTT---nrrfww1  HARDWARE, STOVES, PAINTS,  OILS, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE,  WALLPAPER, JJStTC., ETC.  icwr.-if<iH~w_-UM_i  THE'CHEA? STORE 0P 'the  DISTRICT  The' Skeena registered mail wras ���������  robbed at Port Essington and about;  $3,000 taken Sept. ITfch. Mark1  Edgar, a half breed, was arrested  on suspicion but no evidence being'  found againsihi-mhe was dismissed. '  HUTOHEBSOI  & fSiBY.  20,000 TfUii Trees to 'cliOOse from.  _<arg-o Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, "Shrubs and Everg-aeens.  Small'Fr-iiits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail  ;promptly   attended? to.  sl2;o :?.-C, BOX,  190.  OolumMaHoiirisg.  \<  Another Carload of ,- r  .    The .-Flour we handle is acknowledged! to be the best on the  market.     The large quantity-we are selling is  'ourb-est-recommeno'atiO'N;        .  ENDERBY,  nniffn  B. C.  Omkrisiiiaiifj Union  ���������Waterworks 'Do,. L'd.-  HOTIGE  The. plague is   again    increasing  '"ot-er.-l^O,000 deaths are reported''to  * hdve? occurred'i*n~7nd:ia during <iho  ^apT'f.'.'ek;  'ME  WATER will   he 'shut: -on   next  Sunday, the 22nd  imi,  from 9 a. 'hi. to 3 p.m.  LaWvEnce W.'Nunns,  Secretary.  ��������� Gumbcrland/ B.C., Sept. T������thj 1900.     .  Mliium  Mil ��������� STAB,. ���������  ������fllATLlTS,iMW  MM BAKISS,  M  SJ ��������� _ _!  B'S-K  AfPLES,   PEARS,   PEACHES,  PLUMS  A Large Shipment from San ^Francisco Direct  AN IMMENSE STOCK. OF BOOTS AND SHOES. -  Another Large Shipment opened out last week  A Full Sto'.k of Groceries.        We give a Cash-Discount on all purchases.  WALLER    8l    PARTRIDGE.  OO.  (LIMITED.)  ���������Agents: -   ?Victori_:, Bt)  _BnJ_.XJH.   STOOIC:   COMPLETE.  ���������EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SHOOTING MATERIAL-  SAVAGE, WINCHESTER AND MAP?LIN Ri-^LES.     ^GREENER,  LEFEVER,   REMINGTON   SCOTT   &   PARKS??   GUNS  MA USER ��������� AIXTOM ATIC PISTOL.  SEME    X^ODR,  .1900    G^k. _T'_?_.__O(3r*0*'������].  ���������^*st**i***<^'^Gh&r4es E.  Tisd.aSI;   V.ancouver, .B. .O,  I  i  d  ������������������I  a  1  w  ?i

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