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 ^  ft  ���������***$?*!���������������  i J *        ">      J  A  /  CUMBERLAND I  ,it7.- r>*  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   Bv C.   WEDiNESDAY,    SEP. 26,   1900.  CL*OTHI_fCi.  EIQUISITM  -TO-  Boy's Corderoy Suits, $5.  Men's Suits, black and navy. $14, $15.  This is the best finished clothing we  have had the pleasure of showing our  friends and patrons.  We hope that all those who are  interested will call and inspect them.  Agent for the Butterick Pattern Co.  New Iclea Patterns in  Stock.  Groceries Cheaper   than   the Cheapest.  William Sloan.  Niiuoi. JLeisei***..  CUMBERLAND,  B. C.  $^������&&������g&^)gz^ sg@^gg^^=?ggegg������gaag5_gg@ys)  *lf  &������S5*  es & Renouf, Ld.  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  HARDWARE, MILL AND   MINING   MACHINERY,  ..     AND FARMING' AND   DAIRYING .IMPLEMENTS  -    ,<���������!��������� all ;iv-!Xi)S:    '  -   ��������� ��������� /��������� ���������'"'���������;    :'    '*x- \    *   :, "  Agents for3IcCjprjnick Harvesting Machinery.   "  Write for prices and particulars.    P. O. ?Dra ���������-. er 5,63., .   .'.  &c������<e&&&&g&3e^ -a^r2^SSSg^e������_S5?S;  ������?*?-_ ������^^:^������-^e^ '^S^fii^^^SpSeBS^^^/^^^^^. ete  s  CHINA  = MATTINGS =  A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially  suitable for summer use, prices:  15, 2,0 25, 30, 35, 40,       c yd-  English Linoleums   -  -  -  6. 9 and 12 feet wide from 50c. per square yq up  Best Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per t-quare  yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.  ��������� yj  SAMPLES  OF OUR GOODS FREE ON   APPLICATION-  Weiler Bros.  .-������������������.������������������������������������..- . /  VICTORIA, B.   C.  To William SloanJ ��������� Esq.  Sir:���������We the undersigned Elector-* of  Vancouver Electoral District, feeling that  the interests of British Columbia have been  subordinated to the expediencies of the East  and having confidence that as our Representative you would ever keep the demands  of our Province to the front and be able to  ensure adequate attention being paid to the  more special needs of our District, do heieby  respectfully request that you" allow your,  name to be placed in nomination as a cau-  d date to contest this constituency at the  forthcoming Dominion Flections; and we  hereby pledge you our hearty \ support, and  promise to use all fair -and Honorable  mechods to secure jour election, should you  see fit to accept this requisition.  Signed.      * '.:"*������������������  Charles Allen, Charles Santy, John Par  kin, William Edmonds, Jehu A. Johnson,  rolm White, Thomas- Jenkins, William  N-a c, James Hodgkinsbo, Benjamin  Noj;s, O. U Huioen, Anthony Auderson,  Juiiu iviiey, William Hoult, E.i. Uibson,  Peter Woodburu, Wm. Smith, aiid 385  others.   ���������,  To the Signers of the above Requisition:  -   GKN1XF..MJ.N:��������� c ���������      *  I response   to   your   generous request  I beg to announce  myself, t'   caud'clate  tbi  _is Distiiet iu tho   upproayhiug  Domiuioi.  Election.  iu iloing -o I wish to exptessmy deep ap-  . preciaiioii" of your couhdeu'ee and to   recoic.  Sconce my-  complete' coiicutreuce" in  th<-  ..ublic views expressed  in.'the   requisition.  ��������� I am convinced that the just dt-uia.ids.of tin  l   " " *  '.AVe.--t.cau onlj be secure-1."by its represent;.  :ives? tanking   i -���������rtis������u -consider at i.ius um  taking a ���������arm,u.-iited..������.Uud; 'for  our ngh'-  ' Both parties-when in power lii������ve? failed  ���������  re.jijgu'izu or have -Iel-bt-raujiy' fgnoi-Vd-- tfiiV  i-u-jor'ance ������>' ourloeal,*- in e-re>fe������.    Ac-con  lu-jly whilt-I aiiV'a'Lilii ral, I  p-eN-r.'iievir  .thele->s to tie ioyal   rather to  this   Provinc  than to party,, and will   t/ erefore press   for  the exulutiiou of Asiatic-,   l.rgur   re-nseu-  tatiou, an . qnitable return of the  enormous  - revenue contributed to the   Federal Exche-,.  quer by this province,  and a fair  consideration of tiie pressing ueeds ������f our   develop -  i g conditions   irrespective   of   party, ex:  i^eucies.  If elected I will heartily co-operate with  my fellow members in any effort to secure  these object*.  I inteud to take an early  opportunity  of  explaining to the Electors my views  on th*  general  issues   of   the   campaign.    In th������  meantime I may say in a word that I am in  favor of Government Ownership of Railways  and Telegraphs, reduction   ot   Royalty  on  Yukon Mines, Revision of Yukon Administration, Direct   Legislation,   application ot  eight hour law to all Dominion workp, compulsory   Arbitration   in   disputes between  Capital and Labor, Reduction   of   Tariff ou  all imports entering into the development of  our natural resources, all   measures   calcu  lated to cement the Empire, and every*well  advis d step   tending  to   the  advancement  and   general   prosperity   of   our   District,  Province and Dominion.  after enjoying a  good   luuch with  the   proper   accessories,   the jolly  p   ty started back for  the   foot of  thelake, intending to  catch   the 5  o'clock train for   town   and so  get  back to the   ship  in   good   time.  After going a   short   distance,   the  injector, or the steam   chest, or the  bung, or something blew out  of the  ship's engine and there they floated  like the ancient   mariner,   without  the albatross.    After a good deal of  tinkering and other   language, the  crew managed to get her under way  again, when bang! out flew   something else and no amount of   language   or   tinkering   availed  that  ���������Mime.    So, to chouse between   staying up there all night arid working,  some of Uncle Sam's boys got  into  'the dingy, and making fast to   the  steamer's bows, towed her into port,  iaboutfive miles.     They  got in to  S im Davis' about 11:30 p. m., with  ugly tempers, voracious  appetitites  and  lots   of   blisters.    But didn't  they make ''Durigarvon howl" that  night!   Well I should think yes!  LOCAL ITEMS.  TONNAGE ON THE WAY TO PACIFIC COAST.  At the end of the week  the   ton-  age on the. way   to    Pacific Coast  forts,   compared   -with    the san ���������  . eii u last year, was as follows:  '    '     "1900:       1899.  San Francisco...  S.i n Diego..?...  ()regon.., ......,  Puget Sound. /-.. ,  British Columbia  ���������    .  . "* *v ���������** - ���������I ��������� ���������*" *���������        v  total..:.  165,427   189,764  ,, ������,42;9.;     9,31?),  75,941 .50,610.  '35,473  27(737'  31 29.0  348.696***-_i)9,607  James O'Neil, w drivtr   in No. 4,  was   caught   te'ween   two   lo.-idid  boxes Friday  and   nianghd badly  about the thighs.    He was taken.to  the hospital where all was  done for  him that could be.     However,   his  injuries were so severe that he died  Sundav, blood poisoning setting in.  The funeral   took   place   Monday,  ihe remains being  interred   at  the  III  rm  $  -"78}  Fall Globing Now ^rrivintf.  Yours faithfully,  WILLIAM SLOAN.  Nanaimo, Sept. 10,  1900.  [Fine Tailor-made Suits, guarantee!  fit.    Also,  Fall and  Winter Overcoats, Mackintoshes, etc.  nice line of Boys' and Youths' 3-piece suits.  Call and see our NEW STOCK.    -:-���������  TRANSPORT LAWTON.  The transport "Lawton"   which  was in at Union Wharf last week,  was in for the purpose   of  coaling  on her way to Cape  Nome   with  a  relief corps of U. S. army and navy  officers and  men   to   enquire  and  rende   any     tealed  afsistarce  to  U.  ri.   citizens   in   want   in   that  country.    During her several day.-'  *tay at the Wharf, the officers made  trips to Comox and other places, in  -"-earch of recreaction   and   of sport.  A party of fourleen went up   to the  h-ad of the   lake   in   Mr.   Little's  steam yacht, "La   Paloma."    After  en j-tying the fishing;  after   taking  kodaks of various pretty .^pots, and  Roman Catholic cemetery at Comox.  The deceased came to the   country  with the late Robert Fisher, a  victim of the recent collision at Lady-  smith.   Just after removal   to   the  hospital he was talking of Fisher to  a visitor, not knowing  him   to   be  dead, and care was taken not to let  him know, fearing   that  the new������  would have a bad effect on him   in  his own precarious state.  A certaincitizenoflong residence  I here���������now away���������was an   inveter  ate chess player, and a   very good  one too.      A   certain   young man  from the    country, of   much   self-  esteem, in   conversation   one   day,  told our friend of   his   chess   conquests and of medals he had won in  various places.    As a natural con-i  sequence, the two found themselves  seated before the   board,   and  the  Cumberland man did the other fellow up in good style.    Apologising  for being so   badly "off   play," the  visitor took his leave, before  going,  however, making a   future   match.  This was   duly   played,   with  rhe  same result, and at the finish,  the  visitor   again  apologised,     snying  t mt he "never could play hrs proper game with an   inferior   player.''  Pat swept the chessmen into   their  box and rose from his seat  without  a word.    His feelings were  beyond  any known English words.  Japanese hurt in No. 6. Tuesday.  Ankle broke and hip dislocated.  Bob says that "Charlie don't  carve any chilly weather with us."  The Flagship^ band should prove  an attraction at the Fair. Every  effort is being maae to make it a  successful show.   -  Crackey is requested to   keep hig  his chickens out   of   Nicky   Nacs'.,  They  are   to   tempting and, wish*  bones are a good price. ������  The 1.0. G. T. had an open session of the lodge Thursday evening.  Tne Flagship's templars attended  in a body.  Mr. R. Short is home again after  * /  being under medical treatment in  Victoria. He is much improved in  health.  Mickey is in trouble again. Last  week we wrot 5 up the new offices.  He made it read as if there were  but three offices, when as a matter  of-fact there are five.  Mr. W.  Sloan, the Liberal can  didate for Vancouver District came  up  by Tuesday's   boat.    By    the  same boat also, Mr. Mclnnes  M.P.  P., Mr. Hawthorn and Mr G. Cross. ,  All on politics bent.  We acknowledge with thanks'the  receipt of   complimentaries   to ��������� the ���������  Spokane, the New Westminster and, ,  the Winnipeg exhibitions.    We .understand that the Mayor and Coiiri-* ?  C        .    "v.   .  -i,'        -    *    .    .,      -..' ' . ���������.' ,,j,-, .-.\.  cil have also received an invitation-i  .^ - ��������� -        *       , - ,    *  "to New--Westminster.-.. _,-,*..-     .,.    '  .Dr. Stap-es has been   laid up.for  some days , with . quinsey,  a  very  severe attack.,   Yesterday we were  pleased to see him in an impromptu  bike race, so concluded  he ��������� is now  all right again.  Mr. James Smith returned last  week from Victoria where he- had  been in hospital under going an  operation on the bones of his face.  He was operated on last year, but  not with quite satisfactory results.  He hopes that this last will be successful.  A picking table has been put in  by the Colliery Co. at No. 6 shaft.  The principle is that of an endless  carrier, formed of trough shaped  steel plates connected with endless  chains which aie engaged by  sprocket wheels on each side. The  b-peed can be regulated to allow the  pickers to go over the .dump  thoroughly. The feeding chute is  provided with a screen for the removal of all small coal.  L:-*st week, a party of our towns  people visited the flagship at Comox  B-nf*"'**e starting back, they had  dinnt-j at the Elk Hotel, and all  paid-for their meals, with ��������� the- exception of one crawler who vamoosed up the road to the rig. In  response to cries from the rest of  the party and uncle George, hi  cai_.esdy waived his hand, and  said, "Pay-fo: it, Duggan." Dug-  gan however, c juld not see the force  of this, so '��������� he delinquent was  boosted back and made to ante up  his 4 bits and to put up the drinks  in the bargain. Honesty is the  best policy.  1 ������.  5   i'-.'-Kt <*.  ,jju_^.:i������_ai._{A_;iMi������A. i.���������*.* ,-������?.*  HER STORY.  ��������� i ������������������  I;  A winsome herb, contented just ������o .grow,  Grew brave and true -within a wilderness.  Day fell upon her like a soft ciress;  She saw tbe dawn and twilight come .and 'go  And star set night.    Life was all good, and so  Sh��������� yielded fragrance as pure sou's confess  In worldless prayer tbe heart's deep tenderness,  When, lex, a mojver came that way to mow!  ��������� For ber .delight recurrent -flashed the blade,  Foot hex in measured music dropt the grass;  "Shall I have meat and fail to render grace-?"  She said and fell, not only unafraid,  . *   But full of joy that so her life could pass,  And now her soul of sweetness fills tlie place.  ���������Charlotte   Whitcomb  in   Woman's   Home   Companion.  O"������'0,*0"������*0'������"0*������-D*������"-0 !O������������������^O������������������"���������0������������������������0*���������0���������������������������O^���������������  * '���������  o  o  it  6  *  o  *  o  t  She Tried to Be True.  But "Found It Difficult -to .Keep Her  PjaDinise .Since She Lowed  Another.  Q  -t  o  o  *  -.������  ������  -6  C>���������������O���������<t>*^&������������������O������������������������0���������������'^D 0"������<O**''0"������'rO*'0������������������O'������,6  Although the little village of Olden  -was beginning to 'lodk bright with tfce  green of early -spring, down bore by the  cove all was gnty���������sand, rocks, sky, even  the winter .had the same -dreary tint-1���������not  a gleam of -other color, except that of the  crimson shawl which the girl, sitting-on .a  ledge of rock, had wrapped :around her.  Laurence Dare, coming .along the road  which   ran   above   the   beach,   saw   .the  patch -of -red and paused.  "That is Monica," he muttered.  He   -made   a   few   long   strides   .and  stood beside 'her.  "Monica," lie -said softly.  The girl turned her head -with .a ���������Quick  ,,       movement.  "Oh, Laurence!"     -  There   was   a -'displeased   tone   in   her  voice and her brows came together in .a  frown as she regarded him.  "Monica, you ar,e cruel."  The girl made no .answer.  "Monica,   last   summer  you   gave   me  a faint hope that in time you would listen  to  tne.     What have you to  say to  me  now?" f  She  turned  around  to   him,   her .eyes  full of tears.  "I   was   wrong  to  let you  think   you  might hope,' Laurence, for I can't do as  . you   wish.     Don't  you   understand?     It  seems  wxxing' for me  to  listen  to you.  Think; I belong to Allen.    I'was to have  ��������� Seen  his wife.    He  was always talking  of Cousin Laurence.   You seemed Cousin  Laurence to me too.    Don't you see?    I  ��������� belong to Allen.   I can't marry you."  1     "But Allen is not"���������  ���������   She interrupted him quickly.  "Hush!    We don't know;   he must b������  ; living."  ' "Monica," he said,  with great gentleness of voice, - "think!    It iQ. four years.  , He was to have returned in ten months."  "I must be faithful to him."  Dare flushed.    "This is nonsense, Mon-  i ica," he said-half angrily.'��������� "If Allen is  .living," he. went on, "why have we not  heard   from   him   all  these  years?     Are  you going to waste your life in'this little  village and give up all chance of happi-  . ness for a fanciful idea of being bound  to him?   And think of me!    I have loved  you so long.    Come to me.    I shall love  you so much that you must love me in  , return.     Come,  1   swear  that  you  shall  never regret it, Monica."  "I can't, Laurence."  "Will you spoil both of our lives?"  "I must not listen,  Laurence.    I wish  ���������that j'ou did not care for me."  "I can't help caring for. yon.    I think I  ��������� have loved you since the first day I saw  you, and now that you are free"���������  "I am not free."  "Monica,'listen!" .^.{;-;^^..;r;J,:;:;:':j;  She stood up.   "I must0not, Laurence.  '.Try to forget me.   I am going home.   Do  inot come."  And before he could stop her she had  .darted away.  * . -  She went along swiftly until she knew  ���������that she was out of view from the cove.  - 'Her thoughts were in a whirl. Why  .should she not yield? She knew that her  happiness would be secure with . this  ...strong, tender man. How little he guess-  .ed her struggle to resist his pleading!  He-thought she did not care. In the old  .days she had compared Allen with him,  :and always to the former's disadvantage.  ���������"For-after-the'first glamour of their engagement she had seen the shallowness  sand selfishness of Allen's nature, and in  ���������the .close relations into which through  ���������her .engagement she was brought with  Allen's cousin Laurence she had recognized the strong and noble character of  Ihe -latter.  And .these last years how the tenderness of his nature had shown out! What  -care 'he 'had given to Allen's desolate  mother! He had almost filled the place  of her -son. Still at first her feeling for  him had ibeen only a strong admiration.  In spite of her recognition of Allen's  weak nature, the fascination of his glance  and sofit .voice had held her a captive.  But now! When Allen had gone west  on tht prospecting tour, which was to  occupy ten months, she had promised  to be ready to marry him upon his return. But the ten months had- passed,  and other months had grown iuto years,  and he had not returned. They had no  news of him after that -last letter, written seven months from his departure.  Laurence had employed ev-ery means at  his command to find some trace of him,  but in vain. He appeared to have vanished utterly. The only reasonable solution of the mystery was that he was  dead. .His mother believed it, but Monica did not. She could not. She had  promised to wait for him. She dared  not break that promise. Alien had loved  her. She must���������she would���������be faithful.  She would not yield to Laurence!  Dare did not again see Monica, although at each visit he made his aunt  during the spring he called at the parsonage. But Monica had always been out.  The minister and hts wife received him  most cordially. They would gladly have  seen their daughter his wife.  One day in June Monica was returning  home from a walk down to the cove. Her  way was in the neighborhood of Allen's  mother's. As it was still early in the  afternoon she decided to go and pay her  a call.   She had not gone to see her often J  of   late   through   fear   of  meeting   Laurence.  She felt that she would -run no risk of  ���������meeting him this afternoon, he having  visited his aunt tbe previous week. On  reaching the house she found the hall  door open. She knocked lightly and  -without waiting for a response walked  into tbe 'little parlor, where she knew  Mts. Dare was in the ha'bit of sitting.  But at the -threshold Monica paused,  'for there -stood Laurence by the window,  nil open letter in 'his hand. His aunt  ������at near him, apparently in a state of  great excitement.  A.s she saw Monica -she cried -out:  "���������He Hives. Monica! He-lives! My'boy  lives! My own Allen is living! Come  -in and hear the letter!"  Then she fell to weeping and repeating  over and over, "My boy is living."  "Monica looked from her to Dare in bewilderment. She had turned very white.  Laurence went up to her and drew her  to a chair,    lie, too. was pale.  "Is it,true?'' gasped Monica at length.  "Yes."   But he did not look at her.  "When?"  "I received the letter this morning and  came down by the first train."  "He is well?"  "Yes."  "Where is he?   I ��������� don't understand."  "In California."  Monica looked at'him confusedly.  "Why���������why    haven't    I���������but   I    have  been out all afternoon.    I suppose that I  shall find a letter at -home."  Dare did not reply.    His aunt was still  crying.    She now looked up at Laurence.  "Finish the  letter,   Laurence.    Listen,  Monica;   our Allen is still living."  Dare   had   folded   the   letter  and   was  putting it into his .pocket.  '  "There   is   little   more  of   importance;  dear aunt."  "But Monica must hear it, Laurence.  Monica, dear child, we'll be happy now.  Kead the letter for her, Laurence." ,  "My dear aunt, you must try to calm  yourself or you will be ill."  Monica was puzzled by Daro'sievident  desire not to read the letter to" her. She  went -over to Mrs. Dare and embraced  her.  "Laurence .is right; you must try to be  calm, dear Mrs. Dare."  "Joy never kills, child. I must cry f<3^  pure happiness."  -"!' shall go home now," said Monica.  "Perhaps there is a letter for me."  "Well, -child! but come early tomorrow.  We'll .count the days now till we seo the  boy."    ���������  Laurence had left the room .and stood  at the entrance door. ���������  *'I, am going with you," he ������aid as  Monica came out.  Dare regarded the girl stealthily as  t_ey walked along. He marveled at the  unim'passioned manner in which she had  received the news of Allen's being -alive?  She was -still very white, and there was a  strained look in' her face-r-not th-e expression of joy he would have expected  to see. She walked rapidly, paying.no  heed to- Dare.  lie put his hand gently on her aria.  "Do  not  walk  so  fast,   Monica.    ,You  will tire yourself out."  She did not reply, but went more  slowly.  "Monica," began Dare .hesitatingly, "I  ���������do not think that you will find a letter  from Allen."  She stopped still and looked at him.  "What is it,  Laurence?    You are hiding something.     What  is  the mystery?  Why did you  not wish to  read the letter?"    '  "Monica. I believe you are a brave girl.  Call up all your pride now."  She gazed at him with wondering eyes.  "Laurence, what is it?"  He looked around hastily.    It was but  a short distance to the rocks at the cove,  and the place was deserted.  "Let us go down there. I cannot talk  to you here." c .       -������������������'���������-,���������-  She followed him submissively.  Thoughts of their last interview at this  place came to her mind. How miserable  she had been then and how miserable  now. Allen was alive, and she. wretched,  girl, was not glad:' She did love hirii. .It "  was Laurence that1 she'loved, but she  must be faithful to Allen. Laurence must  never guess what a wicked girl she was.  Allen alive and she not glad, and what  was Laurence going to tell her?  Dare seated her in a sheltered position  and stood looking at her, a world of compassion in his eyes. -  "Monica, I would give my life to spare  you this.    Allen is a scoundrel."  He 'drew the letter from his pocket,  opening it slowly.  "What is it,  Laurence?    Why do yon  letter down with a little cry and hid^her  face in her hands.  Dare stood looking at her sadly, cursing Allen in his heart.  "My darling, if I could have spared you  this"��������� he said.  "Laurence. I tried all along to be faithful to Allen, but"���������  '^But what. Monica?"  She stood up and looked into his cyrs a  fleeting glance, but it was enough for  Dare.���������Chicago Record. ' v  CAUGHT BY BANDITS.  THE  INCONVENIENCE OF  BEING MISTAKEN  FOR A LORD.  The  Noise  of  Pnvcineiitg,  Which is the noisiest pavement���������granite, cobble or asphalt?- Observations  made in Philadelphia show that a horse's  hoofs make practically the same noise on  granite and,, asphalt, but the sound is  rather sharper on the granite. Ou granite and cobbles the noise of wagon wheels  drowns that of the horseshoes. It  amounts to about 00 per cent of the  whole noise, and as it is practically suppressed on asphalt it follows that asphalt  is the quietest. - It is also the best for  motor cars.���������London Globe. -  With  Two  Pairs  of Ears  ana  Posni-  , lily   T"������vo    Lives   at   Stake    and    No  liaitKom  In SiB'lut, the Captives .Decided It Was Time For Bn������iae������s,  [Copyright, 1900, by C. B: Lewis.]  If an American wants to go -abroad  on a cash capital of $500, there is no  law to prevent, oven if he is a .news-'  paper man who has saved _ud economized for six or seven years to get that'  much wealth together. When I started  out with tny friend-'Gillam, who' was  au artist instead of a journalist, and  had r$50 less capital as well,  we took  steerage  tge   on   a   steamer   and  A Sertuonul>le Jest.  "I tell you she's the very salt of the  earth."  "But I think she overdoes it a  little  with   her   peppery - temper."���������Cleveland,  Plain Dealer.    . '  Walt Whitman's Pride.  Whitman's ��������� grand mother was a  Quaker, and the bard had been all his  life used, Quaker fashion, to sitting in  the house with his sombrero on if it  suited him to do so. One day, with a  friend, he entered the gloomy and half  empty precincts of Trinity church.  New York, and took a back seat in the  obscurity and for a - moment forgot  to remove his hat or was probably'just  about to do so when an officious verger  stepped up and requested him to take  it off.  Walt, a man of immeDM pride, not  seeing fit to do so instantaneously or  being yery slow in. his mental processes, was taking the matter into consideration for a second when the  verger knocked the offending hat off.  his head. Walt picked up the huge  felt and, doubling it together, smote  the fellow vigorously twice ob thrice  ���������with it on the head and slowly left  the church, the red faced sexton following and tbreatonin- h'm with the  law '  Crosses nnd Thieves.  Several years after the close of the  civil war a reception was held in  Lynchburg, Va., to commemorate, some  national.event,tsays V? Halsey in Lip-  pincott's Magazine. Many men were  there assembled who'had fought In the  war. ' Among,them was-a major of a  Massachusetts regiment, who, meeting  General .Tubal Early of the Confederate army, cordially greeted him.  Pointing to his own decorations, the  major said, "Ah, general, you see we  have all the erosses now."  , "Yes," replied the old general. "In  olden times they hung thieves on crosses. Now they hang crosses on thieves."  The Missionary's Ruse.  Cannibal King���������Bring on.the big griddle and let's roast this fellow.  Captured Missionary ���������O king, but  give me a dose of quinine before I die!  You see, I am a victim of the habit. I  consume three ounces of quinine every  24 hours.  Cannibal King���������I pass this fellow* up.  I can still taste that quinine fiend we  roasted two months ago. Ugh!-���������Ohio  State Journal.  speak so?'  Then, as he did not answer, she said,'  with a touch of iinperiousness , in her  voice: -  "Let me read it."  He gave it lo her, and she read. She  passed hastily over the preliminary lines.  But what was this?  "I shall -wait until later, Laurence, old  boy, to give you  the details of all these  years. Briefly, the enterprise upou which  I came out here failed.    I kept ou trying  others,  hoping to achieve some measure  of success before returning home, but one  failure succeeded another.    Finally I was  taken ill with rheumatic fever.    The woman at whose house I was staying nursed  me through it, and her daughter, one  of the sweetest girls in the state, helped  her.     Call   me   all  the  hard   names  you  wish, but I fell in love with her, and we  were married.    I was a coward, I know,  but she loved me to distraction, and we  were very  happy.     Believe   me,  I  have  not   been   easy   when   I   thought  of   my  mother and Monica.     But I  met Melton  last week as he was passing through to  San Francisco.    He told me that you all  believed  me dead  and that  Monica  was  reported to be engaged to you, so she is  consoled   and  will   forgive  me.    That  is  why I am writing to disclose my whereabouts.    I am fairly prosperous and shall  have mother come out here immediately.  I know she will forgive me, and she will  find   the   sweetest  little  daughter-in-law  in the country.    You will suit Monica far  better  than   I   should   have   done.     You  have the same high ideals of duty and  nil  that sort of thing.     I confess to living on a lower plane."  Monica read no further, but threw the  After the Honeymoon.  She���������You married me for spite.  He���������Well, if any one/heard you talking to me nowadays he'd say 1 hadn't,  married in vain.���������Syracuse Herald.  The Boys Got In.  The late Dan Rice, the famous circiia  man, was fond of boys and always  wanted to see a lot of th#m?in his audi-'  ence. He never gave a performance,  says the Cleveland Leader? when the  nooks and corners were not filled with  youngsters who had come in free.  One story of this sort was told-by  Captain George .7. Grammer. At. the  time of the occurrence Grammer, who  lived in Zanesville, O.. was standing  one afternoon v.-itIV a crowd of other  boys looking longingly into, the tent  but not having the price of admission.  It was Mr. Rice's custom to stand at  the door until the first grand entry of  the circus people, when be would  leave. On this occasion he saw the  hungry look on the faces, of the boys  and called them around him. "You  want to go in, don't you, boys?"  "Bet your life!" shouted back the  youngsters.  "I'D tell you what. All the boys who  are back here in tt-n minutes with clean  faces and hands get in."  Tlv words were hardly out of his  mouth before there was a dash for  the Muskingum river, and in less than  seven minutes 200 clean faces and  hands came back to the tent. The  boys went inside with a rush.  A Versatile  Practitioner.  "I understand that the aristocratic  neighborhood into which your son-iu-  law, the doctor, has moved is a pretty  healthy part of the city."  "Yes; he males all his money doctoring dogs."   '  "Where Ignorance Isn't Bliss.  Lawyer���������Were you ever called to serve  on a jury before?  Juror���������No, sir. This is the first time  my intelligence has ever been questioned.  ���������Chicago News.  planned to do Europe on foot and avoid  all extravagances. As to how we got  along until we struck Greece and a  certain event happened is of no great  consequence. We tramped here and  there, ate, slept and had a fairly good  time. -  From Athens Ave went on a tramp up  the country, viewing tombs and ruins  by the way, and after putting in two  days at Marathon we started out one  morning  for a   hamlet  called   Histro-  phus.    We were first met by about a  dozen dogs of all sizes, ages and colors,  and each one a worse looking dog than  the one who came after.   After wre had  clubbed the pack off we were charged  down upon by nine children of various  sizes  and  ages,   all' of  whom   needed',  soap and water.    They rallied around  us for small coin, and not getting any  they fell back and gave four women a  chance.    We got rid  of the latter to  encounter   three   men,   one   of   whom  could   speak   a' little   English.     They  were dirty, ragged villains, who did not  hesitate to threaten us, and not a word  could  we  get out of them  about the  ruins  until   we. had  come down   with  backsheesh. Gillam   started   out  after  a-bit-to  do some  sketching,   while I  found a place to take a nap. and the  inhabitants  of Histrophus  finally  got  out of breath  begging  for coins and  trying to get us to buy a skeleton old  goat.for .$2 and went back to their flea  infested huts.  At the end of two hours I was awakened by some one giving me a smart  kick on the hip, and I roused up to see  that we had been taken prisoners by  four brigands. The fellows had comedown off the' mountains, about four  miles away, having, probably been notified by a messenger from the village.  I have many times read of the'pictur-  .esque* Greek brigands, but the four  who gobbled us up that day must have  gone out' of the picturesque business  some weeks previous. They were a  ragged, ugly lot, no better than the  men of the village, and we were far  more disgusted with their' breaths than  afraid of their knives. The leader spoke  English fairly well, and I have always  felt grateful to him on that account.  All leaders of Greek brigands should  learn three or four languages before  proceeding to business, as it is a great  help toward an understanding about  identity, rnouey matters and so forth.  It wits the leader who had kicked me,  which I have always taken as a compliment, and as I'sat up he saluted me  and'.aid:. ...���������-'' Y  "My lord,  you  will  please  consider  ''yourself  a   prisoner  and   come  along  without, resistance."  "But don't make any mistake on  me," I replied. "As near as I can  make out from this short range you  are brigands."  "I am Bobetto," he said as he laid  his hand on his heart and bowed low.  "Excuse me that I never heard of  you before. You are a brigand and in  it for money, and this is your band?"  "My lord is correct."  "Now, about this lord business. Let  us have an understanding. Who do  you take me for?"  "An English lord, my lord. I have  been expecting you for several days.  The name I cannot pronounce, but I  know you to be the gentleman. Have  no fears for your safety, as it will be  a case of ransom."  "This is kind of you. If you take  me for an English lord? who do you  make this other chap to be?"  "Your companion, sir. His name I  heard, but cannot give it. He will also  be held for ransom."  Then we started off to the west. The  particular retreat of this band was  half way up a mountain, and consisted  of two brush huts and a fire in front  of them. We were in no manner 111  used. They could have robbed us of  our few dollars and personal property,  but they did not even search us for  weapons. As soon as we had arrived  at the huts, however, Bobetto brought  out stationery and commanded me to  write to the English minister at  Athens and obtain the sum of $30,000.  Both Gillam and I burst out laughing  at this demand, and after a little I  said to the leader:  "Of what use to play the fool in this  matter? As I told you before, we are  Americans, and poor men at that. We  can raise about ������200 apiece, but not  another cent, and if you take that we  shall have to turn brigands and compete with you in business."  "You-may be Americans, but you are  my lord just the same," replied Bobetto.  "But there are no titles In America.  If I should write to the American min  ister, he would take it as a joke. You  haven't got a soft snap in this thing,  old fellow. Had you got hold of Rockefeller, Gould or Vanderbilt you might  have made a raise and bought a garlic  factory, but we are almost down to  hard pan? Sorry for you, but you can't  always hit it, even in the brigand business."  "But you must write," persisted the  wooden headed rascal. "You, must  write to the American minister that if  he does not send us $10,000 by our  messenger your ears will be sent him in  a package!"  I r.fcid the letter to Bobetto aito* it  was written, and he was perfectly satisfied that it would fetch the cash in  reply. It was sent off by a messenger,  who would be gone at least ten days,  and then we went into "retirement."  It is the rule with all brigands who  have a prisoner on hand to lie low and  take no chances. I thought it well to  prepare this gang.for a disappointment,  and when the messenger had departed  I told them that he would only have  the journey for nothing.  , "It cannot be for nothing," grimly replied Bobetto as he brought out a knife  and felt of its edges. "If no moneyC1  ���������comes, then your ears go to Athens! If  they fail to bring it, then we will send  on your heads!". ,  Sentinels ' were posted on the hills '  around to prevent a surprise, "and we  bad nothing to do but loaf about. Bobetto thought he knew the game of  poker, and. it" was for us to undeceive  him. In three days Gillam and I had  won every cent he had. We offered to  put up $200 against' our ears, but the  brigand assured us with great dignity  that it wasn't regular. About once ar  day I thought it. my duty to inform  Bobetto that we Avere moneyless Americans and that there was- nothing in it  for him,,and he always replied to me  with a lift of the eyebrows and a shrug  of the shoulders and the words:  "Time will tell., my lord; time will  tell. It has happened that I have had  to send ears-and head to,, Athens before." '  , "'���������'"'..  For the first five days of our captivity we were closely guarded, and, there  could be no thought of "escape.    Then,  as we appeared to make ourselves at  home,   the   vigilance   of  the   brigands  was'relaxed. While onty four had bees  concerned iu bur capture,  there were  ���������really six in the band.    One of them  had a broken leg, and the other was  acting as a nurse. .Two-sentinels were  always stationed at points, half a mile  away, and occasionally a, brigand fell  asleep during the day.    I think it,was,  on   the   eighth   day   and;,at   about  3  o'clock in the afternoon when the brigand   nurse   was   sent   for   provisions.  As two  were acting as sentinels -and  a  third   was   lying  helpless,���������-this'left  only  two  men  to'deal  with.    One of'  these was Bobetto, and he sat with his  back to a  rock, dozing with  the, heat  of the day.    Gillam" was lying on his  back, while I was looking carelessly at  a Greek newspaper.    All of a sudden  the artist sat up and whispered to me:  "Let's end this right here and now!  You tackle the leader,-'and I'll go for  the other fellow!",  The  "other  fellow"  was at'' the fire  heaping the brands together.    We rose  up in unison and itiadeYthe attack.    I  gave old   Bobetto a  ki.ck- on  the jaw  which  knocked  him   oyer and caused  doleful howls, and Gillam hit bis man  ���������such a blow on the neck as to render  hihi:  unconscious   for   half   an   hour.  There were two-guns in camp, and we  seized   them  and  made for  the  highway, only a mile?tdistant.    Before departing I gave the leader.a tap on the  head''to'quiet,his.yells,', and so far as I  know we were not followed a rod.   "We  reached the highway just in time?t:o  get a lift in a passing cart and in a cou-  pl������ of hours were in Marathon.    As to  the letter, it was delivered at the consulate, but was looked upon as a joke  and   the   messenger   sent   off   empty  handed.    We might have lost our .ears  on  his return,  but were not there to  have . them   sliced   off. ���������-   Bobetto   died  two years  later, as  I   read  in  the papers, and it is said that-he was badly  disfigured  by  a   broken  jaw���������tbe  one  "my lord" gave him with an American  calfskin shoe. MYQuArp.-Y  TRIBUTE.  Because my body turned a clod.  And death s.'it on this shrouding sod,  My bouI rose upward, seeking God.  Oh, thou who' makest time to fleet  Before thy holy judgment scat?  Lo, here 1 stand with muted feet!  In that far bower where roses spring  And little birds are choiring  I found no sacrifice to bring.  Only my heart, this bleeding spot���������  By thee conceived, by thee begot���������  Where worm of hunger dieth not.  Take it, oh, Lord, a scarlet stain  To set within thy robe of pain  And make thee dream of earth again.  ���������Alice Brown in Atlantic.  Do Not  Pay Cash^^  PAY SCRIP FOR  DOMINION  LANDS  AND SAVE DISCOUNT-  A very large saving can be made.   We can  furnish the exact amount'for any payment.  Write for particulars and price.  ALLOWAY & CHAMPION, Winnipeg /3  i  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  RITH  AND   POINT.  HE TURF REVIEW.  A driving club was recently formed  at Toronto.   -  Roberts, 2:09%, is stepping quarters  in 31 seconds at,Denver.  The Austrian trotting Derby, which  is to be decided in 1903, has 212 entries, several of them American bred  animals.  The Kentucky Stock Farm purse for  foals of 1900, to be trotted in 1903, the  guaranteed value of which is $0,000,  closed recently.  At the recent trotting meeting at  Munich, Bavaria,- the American stallion Lord Caffrey, 2:17V"-, by Charles  CafTrey, won a dash of 3% miles.  Flossie G, 2:lSVi. by Antar, 22 years  old, is now employed in -working a  .treadmill to pump water operating a  cream separator at Independence, Ia.  Mesmerist, Ihe crack 3-year-old of  the.Feather-stone stable, worked a mile  at Morris park the other day in 1:45.  Previous, from,the same stable, breezed the same'route iu 1:47.  Crescens. 2:07%. one of the stallions  entered for the great stallion race at  Readville, Mass., has a.very remarkable  race record. Out of 27 starts in. four  years he was once fourth, once- third  and 25 times either first or second."  Ireland, the, pacing gelding by Bourbon' Wilkes in Doug Thomas' stable at  Paris, Ivy., has the credit of a trial in  2:10 over Thomas' three-quarter track.  He is nominated, in the Chamber of  Commerce stake at Detroit and^'also* at  ��������� Cleveland.  Minuet, who trotted to a 4-year-old  yearling record of 2:13%.' will be raced  again this season, and sbe is touted as  just about cn sure candidate for 2:10  honors. If she does the trick, she will  be>the first 2:10 performei1 of Strath-  more's get '        *i       '  .  Some people are always too late.  ,  A man who lives  by   his  wits usually  lives by dishonesty.  The man who goes around wit*** a chip  on his shoulder is generally disliked.  A girl cannot be said to be wholly self  possessed until she can sit down to a piano in a public hotel and own it.  The Lord knows of it when a man does  a good deed, hut somehow he would rather the man next door found it outv  The women realize at this season that  their husjiands will scold if they clean  house and their neighbors will talk about  them if they don't.���������Atchison Globe.  THE GLASS  OF  FASHION.  Green Egyptian beetles are one of  tho fads in hatpins.  Belts are either very wide or very  narrow, no medium widths being admissible if you would.be up to date. ���������  Neckties made of silk in the form of  bat .wings are one of the many novelties in "neckwear, pastel colorings being  the choice.  Shirring is very much in evidence oh  tho new thin gowns. ' Skirts are shirred  around the top, sleeves from tho shoulder to the elbow, and usually there is a  ��������� shirred yoke to match.  Gold braid which is the real thing  gives a very"chic touch to many of the  new gowns. It is only a touch at the  belt and wrists, however, and very  artistically, arranged with black velvet ou a soft pale color.  Mohair in both dark and light shades  is very much used this season. Stylish  traveling gowns are made of it, pretty  afternoon dresses in the light 'colors  sometimes striped with white, and for  skirts to wear''with light waists it is  very desirable.  ��������� 'Silk waists dotted all,over with fine  heads sewed on at regular intervals as  if they were pin spots are one of the  Parisian fancies, and with these is  worn a collar band pointing down below the accustomed neck line in front  and closely beaded all over.  Veils with velvet spots have .been  the reigning fashion for some time, but  the novel feature which distinguishes  them now is that you can 'select your  plain net. Choose the size and number  of spots most becoming and have them  put on to order as far apart or as near  together as you like.���������New York Sun.-  TO THOSE OF SEDENTARY OCCUPATION.���������Men who follow -sedentary occupations, which deprive them of fresh air and  exercise, aro more prone, to disorders of the  liver and kidneys than those who lead active,  outdoor lives. The former will find in  P.irmelce's Vegetable Pills a restorative  without' question tho most efllcacious on tho  market. They arc easily procurable, easily  .taken, act, expeditiously, und they aro surprisingly cheap considering their excellence.  Two Critic*.  As my,"Bod of Ferns," a large study  from nature on Sarauac lake, says W.  J. Stillman in The Atlantic! was tlie  first thing iu which 1 had attempted  to Introduce a human interest in the  landscape I was natural!;,'- inclined to  consider it my most important work,  and I was dismayed 'when Ruskin  came to "see me and in a tone of extreme disgust said, pointing to the  dead-'deer and man: "What do you put  that stuff in for? Take '.it out; it  stinks!" .  My .reverence for Ruskin's opinions  was such that I made no hesitation in  painting out the central motive of the  picture, t for which both subject and  effect of light had bei-ii selected. .- Unfortunately 1 , habitually used copal  varnish as a medium. When Rossettl  railed again.,ho asked me. with a look  of dismay, what 1 nad done io"my picture." I oxphjinod 'to hirn that on Ruskin's advice I had painted out the figures, and exclaiming.' "You have spoiled your picture!" he walked out of the  room.in a rage.  A SURE CURE FOR HEADACHE.���������Bil-  lious headache, to which women are more  subject than men, becomes so acute in some  subjects that .they are utterly prostrated;  The stomach refuses food, and there is a  constant and distressing eft'orc to free the  stomach from bile which has become unduly  secreted' there. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills  are a speedy alternative, and in neutralizing  the effects of the intruding bile relieves the  pressure on the -nerves which causes the  headache.   Try them.  What a IC-nlght of the Garter Wear*.  ,A Knight of the Garter dressed in.  the regalia is an imposing sight. He  wears a blue velvet mantle with a star  embroidered on the left breast. His  trunk hose, stockings and shoes are  white, his hood and surcoat crimson.  Tho garter, of dark blue velvet edged  with gold and bearing the motto, "Hon!  soit qui rnal y ponse" ("Shame to him  who thinks ill of it"), also in gold, is  buckled' about the left leg below the  knee. The heavy golden collar consists  of 20 pieces, each iu the form of a garter, bearing tho motto, and from it  hangs the "George." a badge which  represents St. George on horseback encountering tho dragon. The "lesser  George" is a smaller badge attached to  a blue ribbon "worn over the left shoulder. The star of the order consists of  eight points, within which is the cross  of St. George eucirc^d by the garter.  Merely   Spectacular.  "I suppose you will heed the old adage 'Make hay while the sun shines.' "  remarked' the jovial but uno'riginal  boarder.  "Yes," said Farmer Corntossel. "I  suppose we'll have to make a little hay  so that the summer boarders can watch  us and get tho impression that they are  seeing real country life."���������Washington  THE PUBLIC should bear in mind  that Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil has nothing in common with the impure, deteriorating class of so-called medicinal oils.  It is eminently pure and really efficacious  ���������relieving pain and lameness, stiffness  ot the joints and muscles, and sores or  hurts, besides being an excellent specific-  for rheumatism, coughs and bronchial  complaints.  HOUSEHOLD 'HINTS.  in   peppermint   oil  effective in gcttiu-j  haa  rid  Fair Enoug-li.  Housekeeper���������Oh, dear, I haven't a  cent of change! But you can just leave  a 25 cent piece, and I'll pay you tomorrow.  Iceman���������I don't know about that, lady.  Suppose you ain't got the money then?  Housekeeper (indignantly)���������Well, if I  haven't I'll, let you take your ice back.���������  Philadelphia Press'  Check to Enthusiasm.  "So long as mother is willing that. I  should marry .vou." said tlie sweet thing,  "papa can be easily won over."  "Er���������ah���������do the, women folks always  rule in your familyV" asked the young  man.���������Phil.-M1"'"'-'-   "'    '  mencan.  State op Ohio, City of Toledo, ) ���������,  Lucas County, ��������� \ss-  "Frank J. Chentcy makes oath that lie is the  senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney &  Co., doing business in the Citv of Toledo,  County and State aforesaid, and that said firm  -will pay the sum of O.VE IIUXDRED DOLLARS for each, and every case of catarrh that  cannot beeurctl by the use of Hat,���������'s Catatihh  Cuke. FRANK J. CHENEY,  to Lofore me and subscribed in  mv  this <Jth cay of December, A. D., 1886.  A. "W. GLEASON,  Notary Public.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is tak;~-n internally and  acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces  of the system.   Send tor testimonials, free.  F.J CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O.  ?T������"d by Drngg.sK 7?c.  Hall's Family Pills are the bos';.     .  Cotton soaked  boon found io Ix  of mice.  Milk jugs should be rinsed out with  cold water ihefon- being scalded in hot.  If hot water is pn-ired in fii**t. the curd  sets, and the surface c-aniiot tie so easily  cleaned.  "Never, never, never." says Harper's  Bazar, ���������"buy a chair without silling down  in it and seeing whether it is or is not  comfortable and suited to your requirements."    Good advice too.  Lamp chimneys, if held over steam and  quickly wiped,out with a dry cloth which  is quite free frnm lint, will lie just as  ���������bright and shining as if laboriously washed with soap und water. Of course if  smoked  black they will  require washing.  Sworn  presence,  -f SEAIil  There never was, and never will be, a universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills to  which flesh is heir���������the very nature of rnany  curatives being such that were the germs of  other and differently seated diseases rooted  in the system of the patient.���������what would  relieve one ill in turn would aggravate the  other. We have, however, in Quinine Wine,  when obtainable in a sound, unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grievous ills.  By its gradual and judicious use tlie frailest  systems are led into convalftseence and  strength by the influence which Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives. It relieves  the drooping spirits of those with whom a  chronic state of morbid despondency and  lack of interest, in life is a disease, and, by  tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to sound  and refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor to the  action of the blood, which, being stimulated,  courses throughout tbe veins, strengthening  the healthy animal functions of the system,  thereby making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life to  the digestive organs, which naturally demand increased substance���������result, improved  appetite. Northrop & Lyman, of Toronto,  have given to the public their superior Quinine "Wine at the usual rate, and, gauged by  the opinion of scientists, this wine approaches nearest perfection of any in the  market.   All druggists sell it.  YEARS OF PAIN.  The Experience of Mr. William Smith, of  Ha-ivkesbury, Who Suffered for Many  Years From Kidney Trouble.  From the Post, Hawkesbury, Ont.  Everybody   in' Hawkesbury   knows  Mr. William   Smith.    He   came  here  when the 1 own was'yet in   its   village  days? as one of the   lumber  company's  staff of mechanics.   In 1881 Mr. Smith  was appointed town constable, and "filled that position until very recently.  As  is well known to many  of Mr. Smiths'  friends, he has snffVred much from kidney trouble for quite a number of yoars  past, and at times the pain in his back  was so great that he was almost physically incapable of  exertion.    He doctored a great deal,   sometimes getting  temporary relief, but the cause of  the  trouble was not removed, and soon the  painB, accompanied alternately by chills  and fever, returned.    At last he came  to look upon his condition asonewhic-  no medicine  could   permanently   aid.  Indeed his condition might still have  been one  of, much  suffering  had  not  Mrs. Smith ultimately  prevailed upon  her husband to give Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills a trial.    "It, seemed,"  said  Mr.  Smith to a reporter of   the Post,   "that  ,it was a useless experiment, and yet  I  was willing to do almost anything that  .would bring relief.    I had  not used  the pills long   before    there   was   undoubted relief; more in fact than I had  obtained'from any other medicine.    I  continued their use, and soon all symptoms of the trouble tbat had made my  life one of much misery for many years  was gone.    I feel that I am cured, and  have no hesitation in. saying  that the  cure is due to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,  and I never los6 an opportunity of recommending the pills to neighbors who  may be ailing."  Dr.,.Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of the disease. They  renew and build up the blood,, and  strengthen the nerves, thus driving disease from the system! If your .dealer  does not keep them, they will be sent  postpaid at 50 cents a box, or six box<ss  for $2.50, by addressing-the Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co., Brockville, Ont.  '     HIS WAY.  And   Some  People ���������S;iy-   It  Ia  Always  the \\i\Y.  They had just returned from their  bridal, tour, when the husband gently  pulled hoi' ear,aud said:    ���������  '"Now let us speak of business. While  half of 'what I have belongs to you? I  do not propose that you sliall have to  beg- for your half. Being tbe head of  the house. I shall carry the wallet, but  I propose to baud you over a certain  sum every Saturday night. It will he  pin money."  "How good you are!" she exclaimed.  "I think it is only just and right. I  know a dozen married men whose  wives have to almost get down on their  knees to get a dollar. I could kick such  a man! How much do you think you  can use a week?"  "A dollar, perhaps."  "A dollar! .My wife trying to get  along on a dollar a week! Why, you  little darling, you shall have at least  $10, and if that is not sufficient I shall  make it $20 or ?30."  It was the old story over again. He  cut her down to $S, $7, $6, $5, $4, $2,  and at length, when they had been  married about four months and she  asked him for a dollar, he turned on  her with:  "What! More money! Do you think  I've got a gold mine? What on earth  do you want money for?"  "I've got to get a few little notions."  "But you can't want a dollar's worth  ���������a whole dollar's worth! Here's 30  cents, and I hope you will remember  that these are hard times and that  monej' is money!" M. Quad.  Knari _ Liniment Geres Colds, Etc.  Keeping, Out of Temptation.  "Why is it be never goes fishing any  more?"  "lie lias reformed."  "IteforniedV"  "Yes. He has signed the pledge and  made a solemn vow never to tell a lie."  ���������Chicago Post.   Minard's Liniment Cares Dijl'aeria,-  An Ear Te.it.  A novel and curio:;:-! tost for deafness  or approaching deafness has been de-  scrilu-d by n Paris specialist. If the  liaridle of a vibrating tuning* fork be  ���������ipplied to the kuee or other bony portion of the bun inn frame, the sound  c-'!*-n')t be he-ml by the person who  |-)!).s:--.-ssos an unimpaired ear.'-but if the  car be attacked by disease then the  uote can be heard distinctly.  MinanTs Liniment Cures Garget ia Cows,  There are cases of consumption so fair  advanced that Bickle's A nti-Consumptive  Syrup will not cure, hut none so had chat  it will not give relief. For coughs, oolds  and all' affections ot the throat, lungs and  chest, it is a specific which has never been  known to fail. It- promotes a free and  easy i/xpectoration, thereby removing the  phlegm, and gives the diseased porta ft  chance to heal.  Raleigh Benten  Ont of Sip-lit.  "Lord Raleigh's graceful little act of  sacrificing his costly cloak so that the  queen could go dry shod has been outdone by a western? bride."   .  "What'did she do?"  "On a very slippery day last, winter  she scattered the cremated ashes of  her first husband on the front steps, so  that her second husband wouldn't slip  down."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  THE  DEACON.  O.O. UICHARDS & Co. '  Dear Sirs,���������-1 have used MINARD'S  LINIMENT in my stable   for - over  a  year and consider it tbe very   best for'  horse flesh I cau get   and   strongly recommend it. p  GEO.   HOUGH.  Livery Stables, Quebec.  J. W. Moodie. the Scotch soldier evangelist, is addressing I-iiya meetings at  Cape Town. ��������� '*"'  Bishop Potter of' New York makes it  his rule to read a certain amount of  Greek every day of his life.  "Rev. T>r. Edward ��������� Everett Hale celebrated his seventy-ninth birthday in good  health at his home in Roxbury, Mass.,  the other day.  The Rev. C. D. Crane of Portland. Me.,  thus explained the other day why so  many Maine officials permit the illegal  sale of liquor: "They know that we will  continue to vote as wo pray���������that is, with  our eyes shut." "N.-._  U "TOUCANA " RELIANCE  CIGAR  1 UOVAI^IA,     FACTORY, Montreal  Lock* and Keys.  "I don't see why people should put on  nirs an brag about movin'in de most ex-  c-ln.sivc society." said Plodding Pete.  "Dat's right.", answered .Meandering  Mike. "De-re, ain't any place on cart'  where dere's more eyHudin ure^autioa  took jdan a jail."   HOTEL BALMORAL(^^5co_p Frf S.ooAS:  THE  DIAMOND  KING.  Singularly enough,' the British public  shows no disposition to lionize Cecil  Rhodes.���������Philadelphia Ledger.,  Kimberley may fool relieved, but Cecil  Rhodes does not���������especially since his arrival in London, where he was promptly  muzzled.���������St. Paul Globe.  . Cecil Rhodes seems to' have shrunk recently. He does not appear to be so big  a man in London as he was in Kimberley.���������Ridgewood (N.-J.) News.  -  Expert Demoralized.  "Mr. Featherweight Smith is. falling  off in his golf."  "Yes. When he. is at home, he has to  play croquet with his aunt."���������Chicago  Record.  ANDEBOT PRODUCE CO., LIMITED  ,    WINNIPEG, MAN.  GREEN  FRUITS AND PRODUCE  Highest Cash Price paid for Butter and  Egga. All mail orders for fruit promptly  attended.   Satisfaction guaranteed.  Money to Loan  Apply to '���������  NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK,  WINNIPEG,   MAN.  Her Privnte Opinion.  "Does your husband tell you'everything  that he does?"  "I guess so, and if he limits himself  merely to that it seems to me he must be  by far the most wonderful person'that  ever lived." .   '     ��������� ~*  BIG   STOCK  OF  TYPE  AND  MATERIAL  Do you "want Ink?  Do you want Type ?  Do you want Plates?  Do you want Stationery?  Do you want a Eeady Print?  Do yoii want to trade Presses?  Do you want to trade Paper-Cutters?  Do  you  want ANYTHING in  the  way of Printing, Material?  Correspond, with the  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.  EVERY TOWN  CAN HAVE A BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue  60j illustrations mailed free. Write us for anything in Music or Blusli-al Instruments.  Whaley Eoyce & Co., ToT%&$^n.  Manufactured by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg,  Catholic Prayer %������������������������&������  nlars, Religions Pictures. Statuary, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Works. Mail orders re?  ceive prompt attention. J. & J, Sa_iei_C0.,_Qlltr8al  S0_C___E__^______S_EX2___SX2__S_  ft! ' .     ������  Toronto Type  Foundry Co.  HE   RAN   A  and so would, many a young  lady, rather <.han take a bath    ���������  without the "Albert"  BABY'S OWN SOAP  It lenves the pkin won dor fully soft  and fre.-h,and its Jainfc fragrance is extremely pleasing.  Beware of Imitations.  ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO., Mfrs.  r montreal.  ^*csx:-:___^-_^3-_-SZ--_e2-_ess.-  (LIMITED.)  Everything  FOR THE PRSWTER  On the "Stoi;?e."  Dollie���������Oh, did I tell you about getting a pearl from an oyster last week?  Tottit*��������� No. dear. By the way, did I  tell you about getting a diamond ncck-  lnc-c from a lobster last evening-?���������Indianapolis Press.  NORTHWESTERN BRANCH,  175 Owen St., Winnipeg, Man.  British Columbia Branch, Vancouver  PACKARD'S  Shoe  Dressing  A V B n  OFTENV  HINEA  UhobU  s  ALL  ALL COLORS  FOR  LEATHERS.  For sale bjr all firtt-clua  SHOE DEAXEHS.  L. H. Paokard & Co.  MONTREAL.  U.   233.  Eer Favorite.  admire Tennyson  very much.  He���������You  then?  She���������Very much. I think there is nothing more pathetic in literature than that  ii.-io of his. "Theirs not to make reply."���������  Harlem Life.   Minarfl's Liniment Cra Distemper.  'tfe-tts tfiAstf, fL&W A^JiL4Wbtf.nJisce,r i^cr'  dmtlf J&ytf&f' ^Hi^ic&-   -^fiyf- /M<nu CZrflS'  '*  {.'.  *"' '"'���������  ;���������    ,'"'".  .      .--.   rt  *" f THE   CUMBE-RLAl-JD  NEWS  Issued Every   Wednesday.  W. B. ANDERSON,  KPITOIt'  Tne columns or Tan News* are op---, to a\'  ���������*rho,wish to-*sxpr������-ss therein views o>. niatt-  ���������erauf public  interest.  While we do not hold ourselves responsi-  "l)le for the utteiauees uf corrcsuoailon*-.!', v,i  reserve .the .r.g'it of declining *.������������������> insert  com-nunicatiniitt oiineoe-.-s'nily pun-mally.  WEDNESDAY, SElJl\ 26th, 1900.  WAR - NEWS.  London, Sept, 17.���������The   Picter  anari'zb'irg -corresponde-i-it of the  Daily Mail-an������ou_"es Lord It-ober/ts  will ftart. for England about Oct. 3.  Ha-ebou, Pa.. -Sept. 18.- Tho  ���������great struggle between tbe anthracite uoal iaia-ers of Pennsylvania  and their employers was begun today &t\d neither of thorn show any  (dispoiidlon to .yield.. Over' 140,000  mei. .are out on strike.  Lind.m, Sept 18-���������;Lor"d Rober'fi  reports from   Machadodorp   under  daie of Monday that'a  few  minor  skirmishes have  tak-^n   pla-oe   be"  i \-c3n British and Boerw.    He add?  that Oen. French has captured oCO  '   loeomolivcs in addition to   43 loco-  motives   and   other   rolling   stock  ���������which he took   when   he  occupied |  *B irbertoa and that   Gen.   Stevens  ���������wo's expected to occupy   Neilspruit  during afternoen of Sept. 17  Loreuzo   Marquez,    Sept,   18.--  Fighting is proceeding at.Koomali.  po >rt.    All   available .ms.i    have  been sent to the f i ontier.    Expected  that Koomati bridge will   be   des-  troyedY   There in great  uneasiness  }icre. Koomatiport is a town on  tl e fron ier of Transvaal and on  railway leading from J? re tori a .to  Portugese' territory. With, the" occupation of' ��������� this place, British  -would 1 -s able to cut off nil supplie.  reaching the Boers by railway from  Portugese territory.  i*  New York, Sept! 18.���������A largo  pari of the Hunterburg commando  has surrendered and that there are  reports tkat Gen. Botha has surrendered, -so. the London correspondent-of ihe Tribune cables relative  to African war/  London, Sept. 19.���������Reported that.  ���������Gen. Deuitt, the Orange Free Stale  commander, who has caused the  British so much trouble, is dead.  ��������� being killed on Sepi. 12th at Pa-ch-'  eisfontein, he being shot through  the hea t, Story of his death comes  ironi his-.Kaffir servant. <  Mac'tadodorp, Sept. 19.���������A sharp  battle Las .been fought between  -fought between Thuapmuched and'  Heetorspiuit resulting in heavy  Boor Ioc-slS. The Boers now threaten to des'.roy the cogwheels of loco-  motiveg us<d between Waterval  boven and Watervalander. which  road they have blocked and damaged for six miles on the Crocodile.  They have destroyed the culverts  and the Hectorspruit bridge and  burned Thillatip'iort. The burghers an- now at Kooma'ipoort ai.d  heavy fighting is pro ceding, it is  rep ������rted I hat Mr. - Stsyne has arrived here.  Lorenzo Marquez, Sept. 19.���������  Four hundred Boer refugee', arrived  here this evening.  Nanaimo. Sept. 19.���������As a result  of inquest N. P. Dougan was arrested immediately af er wards and  taken before magistrates and com-  ���������piittfd for trial. His reason was as  follow:*: He acknowledged reporting  train No. 1 in, because he believed  her to bo. in. The court asked on  what grounds he had for thinking  he to l-f in, I rought the reply.  could not give any reason, he just  believed her to he  in.    Court���������Did  j vou see her there?    Ans.���������No.    He  1 was committed on charge of   manslaughter.  Ottawa,' Sfpt. 19.���������Trades and  j Labo Congress this morning en-  lorscd the candidature of Ralph  Smith, M.P.P. for ?Nanaimo, as  labor general of Dominion Parliament, in reply Mr. Smith said he  w ;u'hl .g-ve his support to any good  act oi' tils Tupper party  L nd.in, S-kpt. 19 ���������Lord Roberts  telegraphs that Neilspruit has'been  occupied by the British.    lie  adds  that he is in   communication   with  *.Jen. lJulior and is able to send hJm  -implies.    Bullor reports   that   the  .ne bulk of his opponents   arenovv.  .ne-cenariesand Cape Colony rebels  London. Sept. 20.���������Lord liobcrts  cable.1- from Daispruit on   the   Pretoria and Delgoa Bay railwa}'. under d..te of ye.-terday,   as   follows:  Of !ho 3.000 Boars who'ret'rcd from  Koomatipoort   hefore   the   British  idvai.ee   from   Macdadodorp,   700  nave entered  Portuguese   territory,  others have deserted in various directions and the remain.ier  are  reported to have crossed  the Komati  .river, and are now   occupying  the  spjis   of   flie  Lobona   nioumnins  south of railway.    A , general   tumult seems to have occurred   when  they r cognized their position.  '   London, Sept. 20 ���������The  war   office has   issued, a   lengthy   rcp.irt  '���������.roin Lotd Rolerts on   the  snbjtct  of the Johannesburg   plot, to ever,  throw   the   garrison   nnd   murder  British ���������.-ffieers and of depredations.  After rcnacing the' known   facts*of  the plot, the British omthander in  chi f in South Africa mete .nsi^s "f  America,    Germany,    France   and  Suedt.'n, subji cts of  which   nation.-*,  were nrrested.'and   more   fully dis-  eussed the case.    The   interview in  every way wa"   mo-t   satisfactory.  the consuls entirely c ncumng wi .1;  the Brit sli    as   they- all   promised,  every    a?_i.-tanc .      Lo d   RoheVu  adils that he '{orthwkh   o dead the  deportation of all fore s arrested in  connection with th-- [dot, for whom  I  previous their   consuls   could   nof  voiieh,    A few oth'-rs reported captured-were employes of the   Netherlands railway who'refused- to wok  1' r British and  who   actually'   par-  tielprttd in the war.      ;.'  Victoria, Sept- 20.���������A spe3ial U<  the Times from Ottawa says: At  the Trades and Labor c ngress to  day. a resoluion was unanimously  passed asking Rtdph Smith to run  as labor candidate for the D-.-minion  [-louse in Nauaimo. Mr.���������-Smith  consents to do-so, ff the negotiations  which labor-men- had .with other  candidates did hot prevent him do  ing so.  London,- Sept. 21.���������Accounts  have been received here of a horri  hie massacre at Blagovestchensk  which was. undoubtedly carr ed out  under di-ect "orders- from Russian  ���������authorities and which then let loose  a tide of slaughter through tl e  Amur. The entire Chinese popu  iation of 5,000 souls was escorted  out of town to a spot live miles up  the Amur and then being led in  batches of a few hundred to the  river bank and ordered to cress  over to the Chinese eide. No boats  were provided and the rivu- is a  mile wide. The Chinese were Hum.-  alive into the stieam and were  slab' e 1 **r shot without the least re  sisla: oo,while Russian volunteers  who lined tlie bank clubbed or shot  any who attempted to land. Not  one escaped. The river bank for  mile   was strewn with Corpses.  Ottawa, Sept. 21.���������An order in  council has been passed appointing  R, C. Clute, Toronto, D J. Munn,  New Wostminsterand Ralph Smit ,  N-uiaimo, a commission to investi-  g-te and report upon the sudject of  Chi-.ese and Japanese immig ation.  Ollicialsof Militia Departpent are  p epating arrangements for di s  patch of Canadian contingent from  S nth Africa.    C 1. Otter   will   re  in.in in South Atrica wit/i   balance  ] of in/an try, wri 1 - men c -uiiii.. Home  will t u i;ii-j(-r  command    o*'   Maj >r  PeL'.itier,   regiment   wii. , ;-aii    i-r.  Cape Town to Qui bee.  Lo.hIoii, Sept.- *_1.��������� Fur h; r reports from L< rd Rt-hens s. y thai.  Boeis who now remai i in ihe lieid  inch de a few irreo-'neilnbh-.s Im,  that Die majority are lighting un-  dei compulsion. -Gen. Delarey i is  added holds 300 Boeis as pis n rs  in jus laager.  Hnwslt-.il. Pa., So, t. '21.���������There  were no developments iu coal miner's strike situation to day. All  men are still out and minob closed  throughout Pennsylvania.  Galveston, Texas, S pi. 21.���������The  conditions at Galveston ccontinuc  to improve rapidly. Every or-e is  so busy that there is little time to  mourn ovvr losses. The number of  dcaihs oecur-ed here and viein'ity  is now placed at 8,000.  TIAPPY, THOUGH  MARItlED.     .  Two rroveii Cases in   the   Procoeilings  Ilogarding tho Award of the'  DuuinTnv Flitch.   ���������  Recently, at, Dunmow,' there was an  observance of the interesting ancient  'custom of presenting a Hitch of bacon to  each of those married couples who could  swear to their domestic felicity during  the twelve-month and a day prior to the  trial, or that they had "repented notin  thought any way" of their married  state. The ceremony was held inside a  large marquee in a field at Great Dun-  mow,' and, as usual, was the means of  provokiii" much fun. Ilain fell heavily  throughout the day, and at 4 o'clock, the  hour for the eonimoiicenu'nt of the trialfi,  it descended in torrents, an-.l had a somewhat depreis-aing effect upon tb-e proceedings. There were two couples for trial  by the jury of six maidens and six bachelors. YXiioir names wore -Dr. Jolyi and  Aire, "tivatt, of Newcasdo-ou-Tyne, and  Mr. and Mrs. M.umiing.s, of Wooden Cottages, Pinner, .Middlesex.? Mr. Mun-  mngs us garueuer lo  .m-.  "vJ. xv.  au0w...  J.P., The Hall, Tinner.  The .maidens on tiie jury wore pure  wliite dreetsee, and the bachelors were  evidently dressed in their Sunday be-St.  Mr. James Mackenzie, the presiding  judge, was atMred in .scarlet robes and  full-bottomed wig. Mr. ,W. G. Linscll  acted a.s couiifiol for the claimants, and  Mr.   T.   Gibbons   for   the  givers  of  the  Hitches oi bacon.  Tliet-e  u-.-is   loud   applause    when     the  judge took his seat  and  the jury  made  the   declaration   that   they   would   "well  and   truly   try"   the   issue   between   the  claimants and givers of the bacon.  The first, case taken was that of Dr.  and Mrs. Evatt. Mr. Linsell, in opening the case, said that Mr. Evatt was  born in Liverpool in 1S6S. His father  was a captain in tlie Indian service. The  claimant .was destined for teaching, with  a view to entering tlie church. lie afterwards was in India for several years,  -���������iind. it-was intended that he shoiild go in  for the' law. -However, he abandoned  that intention, and came over to England and entered at Dublin 'University.  During the time lie was; in India ho proved himself to bo an athlete of no mean  order, and among his accomplishments  was pigsticking. (Laughter.) In August,  ' 1S0S, he married "Miss Scott at f Holy i  Trinity church, Rathmines, Dublin? She  was the only-daughter, and her qualifications, music and art, went to make up  the harmony of domestic life.  Mr. Evatt was then called, and confirmed counsel's opening statement.  Cross-examined, ho said that he did  not abandon the idea of becoming a  teacher because he had no patience. A  teacher was an individual who required  a. great deal of patience.' He had consulted Mrs. Evatt about claiming the  Hitch. The temtimonials that had been  given in were principally from Dublin,  but there was one from Newcastle, where  they were known by a lot of people.  The counsel for the claimant said that  flitch. The testimonials that had been  The testimonial was from tlie mother-in-  law, who was living in the house Avith  them. This remark called forth loud  laughter.  Mr. Gibbons thought such a letter was  not in keeping with the custom of the  court, and did not marterialiy strengthen the claimant's ca-se. (Loud cries of  "Oh, oh," and  "Yes,  it does.")  Mrs. Evatt said that during her married life she had never had the slightest  disagreement with her husband. He wns  a student, and was at home most of the  time.  Mr. Gibbons���������He has to make experiments <>n hogs and other animals. Aren't  vou annoyed if they are left about? No;  he has them in his room. Her husband  was not in practice, and he was not  troubled   by  any  patients.  Mr. Gibbons Mien addressed the court  and said that there bad been very little  evidence put forward in support of Dr.  Eva It's pretensions. It was not likely  tliat: he could live with his wife in ������-ueh  a  ccmifortnblo manner as had been des-  ,1  i McMillan fur & wool go.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 Fikst. Ave. North, Mmheapolis, I8;m.  | HTW:������ite for Our CsrcuBac* and See tho Price* We Pay."^-S  ������*_������.    i.mi      '"    "      *��������� ������������������������������������ ,. ...      ,        - .,.,-,������������������������������������_,_���������   ���������.   .���������      ������������������ ������������������������������������*���������*.- ��������� '""   '~ - ��������������������������� - ���������  Union Brewery.  THE BEST  Fresh Lager Beep in the province  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  A regard of $5.00 will bo paid for information   leading to  conviction   of  persons w.ithokling or destroying any   kegs ' lu-L.nging  to  this  company.  HENRY BEJFfJLj   Mana</erm  cribed when he was so undecided in his  early (lavs as to what profession he  should adopt." From pigsticking m India he had come to England in order to  make good a claim to the bacon. (Laughter.) Ho (the counsel) thought (he jury  should hesitate before they yielded .the  Hitch on such  flimsy evideifee. ���������  The counsel fpr tlie claimant said that  the evidence was overwhelming, and if  the writers of the testimonials had been  present they would show that Dr. and  Mrs. Evatt's married life had been unusually happy. - -  The judge,   in  closing  the  case,   said  'that a lot of the evidefiTo was irrelevant,  but he leaned toward tlfti claimants; and  the  jury,     after   a   brief     consultation,  found in their favor.  The Hitch of bacon \va������ then presented to the successful couple. The sentence of the court, after the customary  confession having be.en made, was then  pronounced as follows:  "Since to these conditions, without any  ' fear,  Of your own accord you do-freely swear,  A whole ditch ot bacon ynu shall rec-etve.  And   hear- it away with  love and  good  leave:,  Foi* this is the custom at Dunmow well-  ���������r known,  Though the pleasure'be our---, the bacon's  -    your own."  The next el:*iinniitsevere Mr. and Mrs.  "Mannings. Mr. Munninus wns married  in. ISO"" to his fi'-^t wife. He \a now'  fifty-eight yeai-w of age. Ui.s wife died  in 1SSS, leaving him with vouii:; children. In 1SS1) he married Miss A.Ilon, a  nurse, who was' a native of (he same  town as Mr. Mannings. The fact that  Mi*-"*. Munnings acted as a stepmother  was the cause of considerable cross-examination. In the end they were* a'wariled the Hitch.   D .   THE KOVAL ARMS.  FOIt SALE���������Karly cabbage and  torn a too plants, home   grown    and'  C. K. Williams,  L-ranthani.'  strong  $,00    KJSWAttD.  STOLEN from the premises, of  ihe undersigned, about die 10th  of Apr 1, one small lvd Cow, 3  years old, w< uld calf ahout. 20th.  131 andcd on Ion i.ip K. Anyone  giv nj;- inlonnaiion tliat will lead  t<> thu    frest   and   con vie l.-n   <-i  - the tlncj .-r thieves will ioo<. ive ;   e  - nb.-vi- rev\a d. (.sig*-'d) Jo. N  Connkll, O\ht0. ltiVt-r, Com* X,  B.C: "    ��������� ii, J'14  ���������Iilcpimait k fian;;imo, ?]. ���������  They Are Frequently Uned Without Any  Right to Do So.  From Gentleman's Magazine.  The only arms the British public knows  are the "Royal-Arms, appearing as they  do on official paper, jn many churches,  on writs, summonses, etc., and over the  shop fronts of certain tradesmen���������in fact,  so misused and vulgarized its the royal  escutcheon that it must be regarded by  the bulk of the populace"at?.a trade.'mark.  This last certainly ought not. to'be; but  matters armorial are become so -.���������chaotic  in this kingdom -that veritable trademarks, registered, as such, are in rnany  instances true coats of arms, certainly  not granted by the Earl Marshal.- It  would not be difficult to name brands  of hair wa-s-h, "beer,, etc., bottles of  which are decorated with a . complete  achievement of arms,' crest,, ���������supporters, and motto, all complete! A , welt  known brand of brandy sports three mallets on a shield, with a martlet as a crest  and the bottles are also adorned with  three mallets. This perver:-,ion of use is  nothing less than an injustice to those  owners and rightful bearers of arms-who  pay their annual tax for the privilege of  using an honor that they are entitled to  boar either by 'descent or grant. If armorial bearings are of any honor or ini-  porti-.n e there use ought to be rigidly con  trolled. If nut, then the tax ought to be  abolished. At the present: time a tax is  ���������inipoKod and no security given in return  that misuse of arms w.iil be prevented.  Occasionally the impudent appropriation of the roya. arms has been tho object of a prosoeu-ion. In 1S95 the treasury summoned 41 bailil'i* at i.ainbeth for  using the Qiie-.-n^ arms on a notice to  quit; tho' ens.- being ih-- first o;* its sort, a  nominal   pc-n-ilty   only   was   [n-\ ci ti.     As  -^3..-?V-?A<-���������.'���������}  rfV-fc5-"- * ~^ti������-''?' ~  ! ai-  ne k  as July, 18*>Y  tliu Loiidmi.  form Union obtained a similar conviction. A most remarkable instance occurred, or rather came to light, in May,  1S09. A man was sent to jail and hard  labor for keeping a disorderly bouse under tlie guise of a massage establishment*,  this scoundrel had actually had the effrontery to print the royal arms and "by  appointment" on one side of his advertisement cards, with the Prince of Wales'  arms, on the reverse!! The royal arms  appear on certain well known newspapers; it is not generally known by what  right, if any.  V [(Tt.) R TA CO MT)>.   ROI TE.  Talcing Effect M ���������-.������'"'-*���������������-   August l_th,  t,     1900.  S. S. "City ,,-   ,-janaimo."  Leaves Vitt.-iui Mi-nday, at  / a. m. lor i>wi-airrio, ..calling  at Fulford, Ganges and   Fer. wo^ d  Leaves Nanaimo Tuesday, 7 a.m.  for Union Wharf and Comox calling at Big and Little' Qual cum,  Hiirnby - and   Denman   Islands.  J weaves Cumox and Union "Wharf  Tuesday 11 p.m. for Nanaimo di-  icct connecting at Nanaimo with  Str. Joan and Jfi. & N. Train.  .Leaves Nanaimo Wednesday 7 a.  m. for Victoria calling';at Fernwood Ganges Harbor . and Fulford.  L-aves Victoria Thursday 7 a.m  for Nanaimo calling at Fulford  Ganges Harbor and Fernwood.  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 4 a. m.  for. Union Wharf and Comox direct.  Leaves Comox and Union Wharf  Friday,-11 a.m. for Nanaimo calling a-t Denman and Hornby, Big  and   Little  Qitalicum.  Leaves Nanaimo" Saturday, 4 a.  m. for Victria calling at Kuper  Island Vesuvius and Bur^oyne.  FOE Freig-ht  tickets   arid State-  roim Apply onboard,  GEO. L.  COURTNEY,  Trafiice Manager,  FINE  DONE AT^  t.  The lews Office. ���������"-4  roui the Edinburgh -Scotsman.  The first point to which ������_r .attention  lay be directed is the -collecting of -evi-  jfonce regarding the immediate effect of  ���������vere and mortal injury on -the subject  (sei-eof..  One of the best-known illustrii-  Lons .of? the fi'ct thai such injury -does  fot produce immediate death, or at least  |iat absoluLe cessation of all movements  f-hich we popularly recognize as the mam  .-attire of life's ending, is thai afforded  iy the case of (Jap-.. Nolan.'    The Cap-  pui headed  the   famous  charge  of  the  |ight  Brigade'at   Bulaklava.     .lii.X-e  jurse of his duties no was struck on the  fiCbL by part 'ol a sueil, che missile tea'r-  jg���������Lhe   chest  open   and   wouuuuig   tlie  la'rt.    Kinglake gives a grapme a*_count  the incident.    "The sword," he says,  jropped from his had, but the arm with  |iich he was waving it the moment be-  kre still  remained lnyii  upiiUed  in  lac  |r, and Cue grip of the practised hor.se-  jii,' remaining   as  yet   unreJaxed,   stii."  'Id him linn in his saddle.  ["Missing tlie porfeci hand of his mas-  !>r, an<LJiuding the accustomed gov.ern-  Ince  now     succeeded   by   the   dangling  Jus, the horse all at -nice wheeled a bom  |d began to gallop back upon the front  i the advancing  brigade.     Then,  lro-m  fiat had been Nolan���������and his form was  'till erect in'the air���������there burst forth a  Vy  so  strange  and   appalling  that   the  'arer who rode nearest him called it un-  irthly.     And" in   truth,  1   imagine,   the  liud resulted from no human will, but  |Uich  may   act  upon  tne  bodily   frame  i)ieu life as a power has ceased.    The ;  mi-seated rider, with arm uplifted and  fill, could   hardly  be ranked   with  the'  '[ring.     The shriek  men  heard  rending  f|e air was scarce otner thau the shriek  a corpse.    The dead  horseman   rode  [j till he passed through the interval of  I'e Twelfth'  Light  Dragoons.    Then at .  Vft he dropped from the aaddle?   ,  li. L. Kilmer, who passed through the  fiyil War,in America,.in his turn gives  \ interesting' parallel' case,; to   that' of  Mini.    He  tells us that a  sergeant   in  irge of 'the Ninth Corps on  the Con-  lerate works east of Petersburg leaped  the parapet,, and with his cap in Ins  hand and his gun in the right cheer-  his'comrades   onward.     A  shell   de-  litated him at this moment "as coui-  ftely as a knife could have done," says  i;. Kilmer, "but the tail form continued  [ci for  some  seconds,   the   arms   still  ring- frantically, but with ever lessen-  sweep  and   power,  until  the  forces  :  Bier  from     those     spasmodic     forces  [the body collapsed, when the headless  |iik toppled over to the ground."  7e may  regard  as  facts  the circum-  |uces above noted���������that men killed in-  ,  jntly in the popular acceptance or' the   ���������  ���������t term  may  continue  to execute ap-r ,  fently  deliuite , -and    puipimive  inO\c*-  j  wits. * A  somewhat  gli.i.--.;;.   reYtal   io-   I  Iring   to   a   guillotined   man   has   been  iierally credited'to the renown'of the  >is School of Medicine, and  -v.-iu'S to   >  K same curious features that niarlc the  !  T'lotield.    The Parisian  case  was that   ,  ,I)r. l>e hi   Poinniei-ais,  whu  was gild-   '  ffned for tlie.crime ot'muider by po.'.s-  "iiig.    The story goes that some ot his  j  Pi'rer-'s   waited   on   De   la   lvomuu:i a.s  [.fore liis fxivution. and, in/oriiiiiig iT.in  .t it was their di-sire in the i'ueerests,of  iieiiee   lo   test   whether   any   deg'iee   of  lusciousness remained  in the deeapitat-  j.ist   after   execution,   asked   him,   if  (shdae.   tn   agree   to give some  sign   or  Jon  .by   way- of   solving   the   problem.  K hi Pommorais acquiesced in the sug-  Ttion, ami  i'.  is'said  that, securing pos-  |������ion of  his  head   as-it   fell,   and   pre-  -.tintr further hemorrhage,  the d >cto.s  stod into the ear of their forni'T on  fe, demanding of him to give some i a  mse.  It-UK of the eyes was said to open _n-\v-  a.id  snuL,   aad   tnen  all  symptoms   of  ceased.     A   writer  remarks   that   a  JRily guillotined head has been  known  imike  gestures  of  the  mouth  and   to  |ve the eyes when a bystander taunted  I have bf'on  unable to  trace either  Jj truth of the I>e la Pommerais sloiy  .the source of tho last named incid'-nt.  It there is no reason why both should  It have been correctly reported.     Much  l,ild depend up ,u the i-ji^kI tlow o'"blood  Ithe case of the head of the guillotined  Iminal   in  respect  of tho existence  of  (ivement or consciousness.     *     *      *  |We  see  a   very  distinct  reflection   of  duality of our vital state in the very  fangement of our nervous system.  The  let"  masses   of  that  system,   as  every  le knows, consist of the brain and the  lial cord, and a second system of uerve-  Psses called the sympathetic system al-  kexists, and is found lyiiig as a double  lain of nerve knots or ganglia down  id front of the spine. Now it is evident  lit as the brain is the most important  i-t of the nervous.apparatus, the spinal  ���������d' and. the sympathetic system must  Jether    occupy a secondary    position.  jis is unquestionably the case, and the  WANTED.  A   NUMBER    OF   PIGEONS   to  purchase.  sl2tc*  Charles  Scott,  QuartV-r-way House,  ���������Nanaimo, B.C.  ADVERTISE  IN THE  The most northerly, paper published   on the Island.  \PJL v,   ���������'��������� ?:  -v���������  plan on which our nervous affairs have  ibee_ ordered represents tlie veil-known  prLneiple oi" the "division  of Labor.*'  "With a complex body lo look after, our  nervous sy-stem exhibits a clear specialization of,its duties. If there are parts  iu the brain whose duty it is to "think,"  fhere sire other parts, whose function it is  to guide our movements. If there are  groups of nerve cells destined for the  purpose of receiving messages, from eye*  and ears, the "intelligence department"  of the brain, there are other groups that  supervise the work of the heart, and that  control, our digestive proceedings, and  that see' to it that the duties of the lungs  are duly discharged.  On such a principle of division of labor,  we'are bound to find ihe varied ways and  works of the nervou-s system carried out  on  different  levels,   as  regards  the  importance  of the duties performed.  Now  .t happens   that t_e  spinal   cord   which  i tins "through   the  middle   of  the  back-  one,   within     which   it  is  protected  as  within  a bony tube, is really-a kind ol"  brain duty iii many respects,    lt acts on  ne whole as the confidential servant of  ���������.he, brain, but it also possesses an independence of its own.    Its duties are of  - lower nature than those discharged by  :ie brain, but they are none the less es-  ential   for  tho perfect  ordering  of the  ���������ody's  welfare.    ID ven if the head olllce  .e  singularly   well   organized,  it  cannot  ���������xercifc-e its "functions properly in the ab-.  sence   or  inetliciency   of   tlie  sub-ollicefi.  ind the special cord is really a series of  -iub-oilicos  carrying out,   many    actions  ���������vhich otherwise we might be tempted to  credit to the share of the brain.  If we divide the spinal cord of a frog  .and irritate the,foot the'leg will be moved, after the'fashion in which-the iniin-'  j tired animal would resent being'tackled.  Here we have separated the brain from  the feet, and yet control of the -muscles,  of. the leg is not lost.    That which the,  brain does in the frog apparently is uot  so much to carry out movements, but to'  initiate   and   control  thein.     If  a   frog's,  lege, be allowed 'to come in contact with  some weakly irritating fluid the legs naturally   will  be   withdrawn  after  an  interval?     Time after lime the, action will  go on, till we can gauge fairly the period  which   will     ehipse-   between   the .withdrawals  of, the  legs and  their descents.  If,  now.  tlie  spinal  cord  be divi'ded  below the brain, we find these uioveiiienl.-  niuch   jieeeierat.il.     They   proceed   ar   a  quicker rate, because "the brain couuol it-  removed, and the mechanism of tho animal is left, as it, were, to run wild, like  an  engine  from 'which  the  influence  of  'the fly-wheel������has been removed. ' -  ���������   But we may find evidence that the spinal cord  of the frog may control actions  in a fashion tthat 'would almost lend belief to the idea that it'is much more than  a mere brain duty. Chit off a frog's head  carefully, so that there may be as little  disturbance of parts.as is consistent with  the performance of this operation.    AV'e  have removed  tho brain, of course, and  all that   is left in  the body of 'the chief  nervous  system is the spinal cord.  Now  place a  drop of acetic acid  on the inner  side of one thigh of your headless frog,  and  you   will   see  tin-   animal   rai^e  the-  foot of. that leg to wipe the acid off.  If, now. you remove the foot of thp  same leg nnd applv acid, as b"fore. the -  leg w'ill be airain raised, but'as the shortened limb fa Is shm-1- of the irritated snot.  the headless amphibian will, after an interval, raise tin'- o.her" toot and endeavor  !o rub awav th-- acid. This is a well-  ".-n.iw'i .���������-���������������������������.>:-i"-u"n' and its techim.-*- aro  singularly iiii-truotive. They prove to us  ii.-it the'spinal cord is capable of carry-  ne out ninvpri'-,'i1-- with :i purpose, such  as we should be inclined to believe wore  or trolled by the lira in alone.  Pass now to the ca^e of man. TToro.  'njury and aecidi'iit. unfortunately, supply us with a parallel instance to that of  ho frosr? If the spinal cord of a man bo  ���������livided. *-*iv in it1" middle part, the lower  half of hit- body is paralyzed. ITe is un-  ���������!*?,(��������� to move it. and he has lost all sen-  ���������sation in that half. But" if. the feet be  tickled, the legs will be drawn up, al-  1 hough the man is not conscious of making tlie movements, and is unaware he  is putfin_ his muscles into action unless  he poof- the motions of his limbs. Hove  ���������we again come in contact with the idea  of the independence of the spinal cord.  Wo wc that ron^f-innf-noRS has norhine  whatever to do with tho .works .of the  cord, any more than when we tickle the  foot of a sleeping person and the leg is  moved, we can assert that ho is conscious  of his action.   . o   HOM'E .CRQCWN,  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,   Roses,  -     Shrubs, Vines,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Pop Pall Planing,  80,000 to Choose From  NO AGENTS nor cornnii_ion to pay.  Orders dug in oue day; - you get it the  ���������iext.  No tumigatiug nor inspection chargea.  Greenhoube plants, ��������� seeds, agricultural  mpleinciita, etc. Largest and moat oom-  olete stock in the province. Send for catalogue or cull and make your selections bt.-  fore placing your orders.    Address  M. J. HENRY,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  WRITE LABOR  ONLY.  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR  k   4-   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.;  n -Twenty Pages;. Weekly; Illustrated.  Indispensable to Wining Men.  THR-tHS COLLARS PER TEAR. POSTPAID, i  SAMPLE .COPIES FKEE. 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"LEIGHTON,      Blac*  smith, and Carriage Maker.    ... ������������������-��������� ii.    ���������--  0000000000 odoooouoc  Livery  1.  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  earning  o  o  o  o  ���������0  I am   prepared    to    -Q"  furnish Stylish Rigs      q  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  O-.  O  g D.  KiLPATRICK,     g  o Cumberland q,  -OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  i!SGS FOR HATCHING,  m:<-������m heavy wi-Vper i_\vers.  Jeack Langsi.ii ��������� s, $2 per sitting.  Slack Minorcas, $2 per ���������sitting.  ���������iaircd Plymouth   Rocks,   -$1   per  sitting.  E. PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  Notice.  Riding on 1< -comotives and   rail  ay ears   oi   X ���������������   Union    Colliery  Jornpany by "any   person ^ or   per  ons���������ex-cept train crew���������is strictly  rohii itcd.     Employees   are  -sub-  ect t-������ dismissal for allowing same  By order  Francis D- Little  ManaSenr  ���������ill  !������������������    I  <r    -..^1 _r  -**_*  %  FOR   __.  t WOMAH'!  BY  MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Aviihor ol" "A Woman's Love,"  ���������Woman   Against  Woman,"  %  /ft  /is  ?  M/*  \>/  i"\j***Y "i_t-r*F*.ifiiiSiii," Ktc.    ' *"#.'*  ' *iNt.'^������-. .������������������������ .-������������>. .^ .^ .^ .^ .^ ^. _���������*>*>  ���������cn.iv-rTKTi xvr.  JOKY  TKUOSTI.E AXD  TI !)I)I,YWI XK. '*'���������  Fifteen   years  "havo   come   and   gone,  -.nnd  i>Iit"   world   has   progressed   as   the  "world   is   always,- progressing.      Oce 111s  ���������have,  been  I'uniisheci  w-illi  a  mo.re  than  ���������aiTbicnliito   voice;   and   a  smako   of   wire,  '-buiTowiing "beneath  her  heaving-  breast,  ���������conveys. tho   sp-ark     of   thought     from  world  to  world.     Continents  are  sever-  ���������e d,a>nd seas are joined lo make a parh  -for  commerce;   all     is   moving   onward,  nnd  "Excelsior"  is the  device  alike o-f  '���������the  workman-     who     labors     with    his  brains   and   the   workni-an   wb.o   labors  wiiih 'his' hands.       All     but     (.'afford,  'wihaeh  dawdles, throug'h   its life,   a  sort  ���������of brick and 'mo-r-ta'r Stonehonge,  showing  no  signs either of  advancement or  ������������������decay.  Yet, if G-atford remains the sum*  ���������-���������many changes have taken place 111110113  ���������its inhabitants. IvYdly "Mrs. Peck has  ���������passed . away to another and belit.'r  -place. Y       "  ���������Mrs. 1-Iarbol.tIe has also answered tc  the general roll-call, nnd has rejoin'-d  her chivalrous and philosophic husband.  Mrs? Podmon-e, being one of those  persons who dry before tihcy die, like  "herbs, sitill glorifies her husband's  <ouice with her presence  "Mrs. Dold-rum also continued to "en-  ���������j'oy"  the  best  o-f  bad -health.  Last, .but not  least,   of tlitis  cone! ive  t>f   Ga.tfo-1-d     gossips,     was     Soraphina  Scrotton;  but  with her  we must  pause  *������ while?  A smai], active, wiry boy is cautions^  .ly making his way out of some out-  ']yii.g plantations in tne neighborhood  -oi* Denton Heath, a hare in one hind  ���������and a gu-n in the other. This boy. .Joey  'Throst-le, would not knowingly do a  vmisc-htiel' to any human t-ro-a-turc. with  -the exception, perhaps, of Squire Sclm!-  "ton and li-is keeper, Grimes,' for whom,  at imist be confessed, lie had a special  "hatred. ...  Behind this sura 11 -my e.ame cautiously  an d-ll-ccndit-io'iied  dog, like La mice's  ' in   tlie  play-  to  give her    a   bunch  take  me  for  as', she  a  fool,  Jo.'y  I   like;  passes.'7*  "Do  you  Throstle V*'  "Well, one isn't expected to give a  free   opinion   always,   Mrs.   Grimes."  If the words were, not much, the look  tliat accompanied them spoke volumes,  and the indignant u'amekeoper. wit.h a  jump siv.cl .a sudden movement of his  large hand, seized'the bov l>v the colli r.  "Yo-u varnii'-jii!" he said: "do you  dare to out your' jokes on nie? Down  mi  yrour knees and ask my pardon, or--"  Before Phil Grimes could, .'for the  second tini.\ repeat his threat, as h"  brutally held down the struggling boy,  the light touch of a riding-whip was  laid upon his sh Milder, and a inus-'.oa.l  voice  spoke  close  to  his  ear.     '  "Why, you great, - cowardly fellow,  what are yon doing to that boy? Do  you want to murder hiini? Lot go of him  at once, or I'll lay my whip about your  shoulders."  At the same time a youmr lady, le-'ip-  ing from a small, active little pony, wis  greeted by both Tiddlewink- and his  master.  Tiie one gave a,joyous bark, and  jumped about her, while Joey'Thostle,  dotting bis rag of a cap, with a maliirn-  ant glance at. the keeper, he inult-rvod  between"his teeth, "Not a vi'let for yon  to-day,   Miss   Minn"!   Willoughby."  She looked from one to the other, and  then again gave way to another - outburst  of  riiirt.li.  Yet the deg was not au unkindly, a n.:.-  mai; and to an extreme devotion to  his master, the bird-like ho.y in question,  Ihe joined a courage and cunning, min-  .s-led with a good humoc, that was  ,ri'cu!-*"a.i-]y  his  own.. ,.        /  "We  had  a  narrow, touch  for  it   fh-it  -time, Tiiddly-winll,"  said  the  sin all  boy.  "That   -brute    Grimes    meant    in-'schi"|ef  this   time,   and     if  I  hadn't     been   tOf>  quick   for   h.im,   would    have   made   no  .nrore oL* putting a charge of small  shot  into   my   head,   than  he   would   of  pep-  .nering  yonr   brindle.     I  don't.-know, ������  higher   brute   than     ('rimes   Anywhere?  -except hiis  master.'' ...  If ..Tiddlywink���������for that was the'dog's  ���������'���������name���������made no answer in words,-he did  that   which   was   quite    *������s   inte-lligible.  Placing   his   nose   to   the   ground,   and  ���������moving rapidly about for some seconds,  "lie   suddenly   elevated    it,   and    gave   -a  How,  angry growl.  Y "I-Ie's coming after us, is he? Then  'the first thing for us to do is to get  - rid of these bits of evidence."  So saying,- Joey .Throstle dropped the  <2iare-into a deep hole, and .covered1 it up  .������������������carefully. This done, he thrust the gun  ���������into a clump of broom, and nibbed his  "hands  gleefu'Ily.''. ���������..'.-'  "It's jolly fine for a little chap like  me to, talk about houses and castle-*,  as hasn't a roof, except the one as is  over us now; but it does my heart good  "to pick-up something as belongs to th-.it  .'���������old skin-llint, Miser Sera Hon. I coal A  -do as I like in O-ak woods, 1 know; but  1 wouldn't take even as much ��������� as a  'twig without old .Miss l-'ancourt's consent; and fir .Miss Maud, I'd die for  ���������Iter-.to-morrow."  He had not walked far with the dog,  who had assumed a slouching, incapable  look, very d-iflle-vn! from his forni-'r  cunning aspect, when a loud, harsh,  voice  summoned   him   lo  stop.  At the  same   time a   man  in   the garb  ���������of a   keeper,  and  followed by  two J urge  -dogs,  i-inorgod  from   Hie plantation,  and  made  rov.-ards    Joey   Throslle.  "Stop, you young imp! Ll* you duiriit  stop. I'll put a charge o' small shot in  yer!"     -.   '   -   -  Joey   slopped,   and   under   (he  persuasion  of  a   cocked  gun   fave-d   round .immediately:   Tiddlywink   eyeing   the   two  "big  dogs  doubtfully,   but  with  defiance.  "You're   a   nice   man,      Mr.   Grimes,  What harm have I done you, thot you  should   want   to   come     a-peppe-ring  of  ���������ane?"  "Arm, you young wiper! Wasn't you  -pen chin' in the woods jist now?"  "I 'po-achin'? Well, you'll be writm'  for the noospnpws next, Mr. Grimes;  you're always inventing of . something  extraordinary." >  "Wasn't   yer   in   the  ���������swer that 'like   a  man,  monkey���������which    latter  senililes."  "Of  course     I   was-  leavin'  them,     with  th<  to my  superiors."  "What  was  yer there  for?"  "To   gather    vi'lets   for   Miss    Maud-  'She  always  rides  home  this   way,   aud  plantation?   An-  or  a   boy.  or  a  yer      most   re-  I   scorns   lies;  5 other luxuries,  CHAPTER  XVII:  MISS MAUD, WILLOUCiJniY.  As M.-iiud Willoughby is to be our  heroine, we are' naturally .anxious th it  the. reader shall have something more  than a vague ide-a of her personal appearance?  She was tall,-being rather above than  under the ordinary height oi* women:  ar.d if her fine and rather sharply-cut  features g-ave to her face? judging Jt at  first gknice, a somewhat haughty expression, her' smile was sweetness itself. Let us say at. once that Ma id  AVillo-ughby was a most charming Sir!���������  so, charming* in fact, that envy, in its  wotr-st mood, would have been compelled  to ;admit that, but for a few faults,  ���������which we shall leave envy to enuni->r-  ate, she would have been absolute perfection.  It was, however, with anything but  eyes of admiration .that G'limes, the  keeper, glanced at the handsome girl,  who, her riding-whip still grasped with  ominous tightness, stood' between him  and little Joey   Throstle.  "I didn't think, miss, as how you'd  take sich a young poaching varmint as  that 1111 der. your puntcetdoii, and Squire  Scratton won't be best pleased when  he hears   on  it."  "It's quite immaterial to mo wh-at  you think, or your master ejliher. The  boy is not on your master's prop'-rly  now,  and  you  shall net ill-treat him."  "What 1 do know," replied the 111 in,  "is that the squire .is a justice o' the'  peace, and that afore long I'll ha,*e.  this imp afore him���������-aye, and if I  should be lucky enwigh to find su-mm-it  agin his friend and patron, Silas Goad-  eve, I'd'-give; him a lesson not top  about' p'Urtecting all" koin'ds o* tramps;,  an' such loike  wagabones.*'  "I shall be very happy . to receiye  your - lesson when that times, arrives,  Mr. Grimes," s-aid a strong but m.isa-  cal voice, speaking close to the keeper's  ear; "but. in the meantime I w'-lYgi-'e  you one- Never speak to a lady with  your hat en, or you will compel.'otheis  to remove it- for you, just as I do now."  The new-comer, a young man .some  twenty-tive or twenty-eight .years of  Yige, was dressed plainly enough, in' a  well-worn shooting-jacket of dark giv^n  velveteen, trousers of the sonicv 111..-  te'riiail, with over-gaiters buttoned below  the knee.    .  Fifteen years is a long time to take  from or, add to any life, and they had  produced many changes in Silas Good-  eve.  'Whatever tPoe cause of Silas Good-  eve's suffering, it was mental, not  physical, for the misshapen frame w-as  very po'werfu": and time, which had  increased his height, had also increased  the breadth, of his shoulders? while -tihe  d'spropo'ii-ionuto, long arms were as  though each muscle ' were of steel or  iron. As he struck off-the keeper's hat,  he doffed his own. and, with much respect,   addressed   My ml   Willoughby:'  "I hope, M''iss Maud, tins nun' ha--"j  not been insolent in words, as I have  seen   lie   is   in   manner?"  'Oh, no!" repl'.ed Maud, with a  laugh; "ihe would have hurl (he boy.  .-���������ml f fli'i-eatcned to horse-whip him���������  that**  all."  The keeper, who was hastily st-r'd-ng  a way. 'paused at these words, and Turned round: and. though he replied to  Miss W.illO'Ug'hby's ob>e-rv:i tions, his  red, vindictive c-yes we-ie fixed-on ' Silas.  "Horsewhip me! Yes; tliat's tho reward I gets for trying to. pnrtect the  gentry from rogues and vagaboncs!  But the Queen of these realms doesn't  n Jakes justices of the peace for not bin'  as will be quickly proved, if rogues and  vagaboncs is caught trespassui' on  ground as don't belong* to 'em."  Then he stalked away, accompanied  by a cheer from Joey, and a series of  short barks from Tiddlywink, who,  sitting up gravely on bis tail, delivered  them wirth the gravity of one who cries  "Here,   here!"'   at a  public  meeting.  "Now, Joey," said Maud, as the bulky  form of the gamekeeper disappeared,  "confess���������as a bad boy who hopes one  of these days to he a good boy.should  confess���������that you've been up to mischief."  "Mischief!���������me, miss?"  "Yes, you, sir. You were poaching  on  Scratt-in's  1-' nd, I'm  sure-"  Joey  Throstle had again assumed, his  most   innocent  air,   when   Silas,   raising  his   forefinger,     addressed   Tiddly-vink,  "J ho do������:  "jOot-i-h!"  Prompt to the woTd of .command when  delivered by the,month of a friend, the  intelligent animal troit'ed away, to return in a few minutes with the d.";id  hare which Joey had so carefully h'd-  den���������a prize which, with much apparent self-con?:-.-) tula tion. he deposit*; 1  midway between Silas and his yo'ing  m: sier.  "What do yon call that, Joey," demanded Maud, poiming to the hare.  Joey made a few steps forward, delivered ��������� ������ side-kick to TidJiywink as he  did so, and examined the dead game  curiously and critically.  "Well, it do look like a hare, miss."  "Joey, Joey! It" it were not for your  poor, bod-ridden grandmother, I'd hand  you over to the tender mercies of Mr.  Grimes at once."  "Oh, don't say that, miss!" cried  Joey, putting on an extremely penitential look���������"please don't say that! If it  hadn't have been for my grau-11111. I  shouldn't ha' f.bought t>l doing such a  thing!"  "The first thing you have to do,"  said M-aud,, pointing 'to the hare which  Tiddlywink, a dog totally devoid of  moral principle, had'laid at her. feet���������  "the first' thing you have to do, Joey,  is to lighten your conscience by returning that to where you  found it."  "I can't return it as I found it,"  muttered the juvenile poacher; a .little  sullonil-y.  "Perhaps not; but if you are to' remain a friend 'of mine, Joey, yon will  retain nothing ��������� of "Mr. Scratton's���������-ivot  even though its value be less than that  of the leaves that are scattered on the  ground   in-  autumn."  As Maud spoke, the sullen look passed a way-from the boy's face, as, clouds  are dispelled by the beams of morning.  "I will do anything you like, miss,  and too happy to do it. We wo-uidn't  go and give pain to yote ot Silas���������1 can  answer for Tiddlywink as for myself���������  no, not if we was to be chopped into  five thousand twenty hundred pieces!  Winky,"���������and he addressed the clog���������  "take it back���������take it back where we  found- it! You  know���������over there!"  He pointed to tho hare, then to the  distant plant>ation. from i whiHi they,  the dog and the boy, had first emerged.  Tiddlywink hesitated for a moment, as  tuimilng the matter over in his mind,  and calculating the chances; then, with  a growl, Avihicih showed -how distastefil  the business of restitution w-as to him,  caught 'tihe delid hare up-in his mouth  and  d'a^tcd away.  "Anil now, Joey." said Maud, s-p-ing-  ing lightly on the pcaiy. "do j-ou go  down to the ,Hall, -and see my aunt:  and mind," sho continued, hold'ng up  *. warning finger while she gathered  the reins-in her hand, "wc- must hear  of no m-ire pouching- on Mr. Sera Hun's  land, or any other. Good-by, Silas.".  "Good-hy." Miss     Maud."      Then,   as  1 *  the pony, making nothing of its fin'r  bui'de-ii." galloped away, Silas add.?d:  "And my blessing go with you for the  nohlost-heartod and brightest young  lady  in , all  the   country."  "I   cries   amen   to,  that!"    said   Joey  Throstle. . .-.-���������'  [TO BE CONTINUED.]  Magnetic Clay. ���������  Most kinds of ctay contain a considerable proportion of iron. The red color of bricks, for example, is due to the  presence of oxides of iron. Whenever  an object molded of clay is baked at  the temperature of the potter's furnace  in'the presence of a magnetic field or  influence, the otherwise homogeneous  clay shows when cooled traces of magnetism in a definite direction. This inherent magnetism is sufficient to show  the direction and give an idea as to the  intensity of the magnetizing force that  acted . while the clay was in the furnace.  This peculiar property has been used  to solve some questions of great interest to scientific people in general. An  accurate knowledge of the direction of  the earth's magnetic force in early historical times has been deduced by several Italian physicists from study of  the traces of magnetism shown "by; Etrurian vases and other objects of clay  exhumed from old tombs. The conclusion reached is that the direction of  the earth's magnetic field has varied  very greatly in the 5,000 or 0.000 years  represented by the age of tbe objects  examined.  Hnir Trij.v*.ver Lniiffiiasc.  "So you finally proposed?" said his  chum.  "Well, to tell the truth." returned the  thoughtful youth, "I really didn't know  that I proposed, but sbe accepted me.  so I guess that settles it. I tell you  this language of ours is not to be used  lightly."���������Chicago Post.  GRANT'S LOVE OF;- HORSES.  How  He Encouraged   tl*e  Artillerymen to Take Home Bay Bet.  "General Grant," said the colonel, "was  a close observer of men and horses. His  eye went over the horses of an artillery  company or of a cavalry regiment lighting up with appreciation of the soldierly  quality of horses as well as the soldierly  quality-of men. After the surrender at  Appomattox instinctively his sympathies  went out to the Confederates who owned  and were attached to their horses, and  one of the first things he thought of was  'some scheme by which the men might bo  permitted to take their horses home. I  don't believe there is an old cavalryman  that served in the Confederate service  but warmed to General Grant from that  minute.  "I have always thought that General  Grant's influence had much to do with  inaugurating the policy that permitted  many of our own cavalry and artillery  men to smuggle homo or to purchasb at a  mere song favorite horses or company  pets. In one case I know that he openly  encouraged the men of an artillery company to carry home a bay mare that had  won a peculiar reputation. There was  not a finer looking mare in any artillery  company than Bay Bet. She was purchased on her good looks and her spirit,,  but she had never been harnessed, and  she would not work in team. She caused  so much trouble that she was finally assigned to one of the officers as 11 riding  horse. In weeks and' months of service  she developed the genuine dramatic battle spirit. , She carried herself us finely  as any horse in the service.  "On one occasion, when a good many  of the horses were shot, the captain as a  last resort ordered that Bay Bet he put  into harness, that the guns might be  dragged to a new position. Every one  expected to see trouble, but Bet accepted  the situation? and we whirled to the new  line with the mare showing as finely as  she would in a cavalry charge. The boys  cheered and cheered her, and the Confederates probably supposed that the  cheers meant victory on some part of the  line. After that Bay Bet was one of the  most serviceable horses hi the company,  but she would never bear a whip.  "She was taken home and. for some  months was "allowed to play about the  farm at her will. In" the fall it was decided' to use her in plowing. She took  to tbe harness well enough, a^ little skittish over the plow, but went tb work like  an old stager. But early in the day the  man driving the team struck her with a  whip. She was furious on the instant  and ran away, dragging the plow������and the  old farm horse after her across the'field  in the style of a cavalry horse careering  to the front, struck a snag of a tree projecting from tho ground and killed herself. The boys of the company always  believed that, humiliated by the whip,  she committed suicide."���������Chicago Inter  Ocean. .    .     He Didn't Ask.       ft  He is a small boy who likes to have  the things that he wants; and ho is diplomatic in getting them. .The other day  he had, gone out to make a call with his  mamma upon an old friend.  "Now, dear," said mamma as they  stood on the doorstep, "remember that  you are hot to ask for anything."  "Yes, mamma," answered tho small  boy.  "I have been busy almost all the morning making crullers," said the friend as  she entered the room and greeted them.  A- beatific expression spread over the  small boy's face. Y .  "I like to hear you talk about crullers,"  he said, with a smile of more than childlike innocence. -Y.���������'.-���������'  "Why' are you fond of them?" asked  the mamma's friend in a pleased tone.  "Oh? yes, very." said the small boy,  looking,  if anything, still more innocent.-  "I didn't ask for them, mamma," he  cried in a tone of indignant .protest as  the door closed on the cruller maker,  who had gone to bring in a sample-  New York-Times.  questioned her closely and after she had  detailed a number of grievances he told  her that none was sufficient. She was  much perturbed in consequence and finally appealed to him to know on .what  grounds she could procure her bill. The  colonel took a lawbook from his collection  and pretended to examine it. After this  he turned to- her and said: 'Madam, I  find nothing in this book to fit the situation. But if you can establish the fact  that he is addicted to tho/unmasculine  habit of eating ice cream soda I know a  judge who will give you a decree.'  "That, in IngersolTs opinion, in a man.  was inexcusable."  . n  Keeping His Fingers Supple.  How any great pianoforte player keeps  his hands supple has often been a matter  for wonder, but M. Paderewski, the king,  of pianists, revealed the whole secret?  "The night before I play I turn my hands  over to my valet, and'he rubs my fingers-  until they tingle," declared M. Padercw-  slci. "Then he takes one finger after the  other and turns and twists it in the palm  of his hand, always turning the one way.  That makes the fingers supple and keeps  the knuckles in good working order. Last  he rubs the palm of each-hand very hard  ���������as hard as I can stand it. Just before I  go on the platform to play I have a basin  of hot water brought to my dressing  room. In this I immerse my hands. Hot!  I should say so; just about as hot as it is  possible for a man to stand it." So this  is'the way it is done.  Fraction* Reduced.  Old Gentleman���������And have you any  brothers or sisters, my little man?  Bobby���������Yos, sir. I got one sister and  one and a half brothers..  Old Gentleman���������What?  Bobby���������ires, sir. Two half sisters and  threerhalf brothers. ' ' -    .,  Man's Wisdom.  Maud���������Isn't the man you are engaged  to a speculator?  Clara���������No, indeed!   He's a financier.  Maud���������Hoav do you know? ��������� *"  Clara���������He -didn't - buy the engagement  ring until after I had accepted him.���������  Chicago News.  Rig-lit In Her Line.   .  "I have seen it stated that any girl who  marries a man under 25 years of age is  taking big chances," he casually remarked. - -  "I do so love to gamble," she answered  enthusiastically.���������Chicago Post.  A  Good  Hnll  Sent.  The sketch affords a suggestion for^a."  simple aud useful  hall seat.    As here"  shown it is  more  pretentious than it.  need be if constructed by., an amateur-  cabinet maker, for tbe sides are fretted  while   the   back   is   ornamented   with  An Ingrersoll Story.  ��������� ���������"���������_ will-tell you a story about the late  Colonel Ingersoll which I never saw in  print," said a lawyer who knew the great  agnostic well.  "When he was an attorney in Peoria,  Ills.,, a young wife called to see him  about filing a suit for' divorce.    Iusorsoll  A HALL SEAT.  some applied carving. The usefulness  of such a piece of furniture as this is  much increased by the fact that the  space below the seat is made convenient for the reception of rugs, bags,  golf clubs? etc., and these more or less  undecorative items are screened by  means of a curtain.'. Light oak, ash  stained green and pale nut brown are  popular woods.  Neither the  tailors  nor  the  ready   to  wear people will build any castles on the.  profits realized on the wardrobes of Uncle xVndrew Carnegie and  Uncle Russell  Sage.- ,  YOU CAN HAVE  CONFIDENCE  In the Medicines That Have Stood the Test of Years in Private  Practiceand Made Famous the Name of Dr. A. W. Chase.  "Frinds are always ridy to push ye  up," said the janitor philosopher, "but  viry few av thim will put.-a titber bid  ���������under ye whin ye fall."���������Chicago News-  Helping  tlie   Farmer.  We asked the farmer his opinion of the  rural free delivery of mails.  "It is a good thing," said the farmer,  having first excused himself from speaking in dialect upon the plea that he had  been ordered by his doctor to avoid great  exertion. "It is a . great accommodation  in the busy season of the year to get our  green goods circulars uninterruptedly.  "Under the old system I have known the  time when I didn't see a green goods circular for six weeks, during harvest and  haying."- ���������  "   -  Seldom if ever has a pbyKic.ua so  thoroughly won tbe confidence bor! tbe  people as has Dr. A. W. Oha?e?  through the absolute reliability of Hia  Recipe Book aud the wonderful efficiency of his great prescriutious.  Salt Hkeiun.  Mr. John Broderick, Newmarket,  Ont., writes:���������lci have been troubled  for thirty year with salt rheum. I  used remedies, and was treated by physicians all that time, but all failed to  cure me. The doctors said there was  no cure for me? I spent hundreds of  dollars trying to get relief, but all in  vain. My son brought me a trial  sample box of Dr. Chase's Ointment.  I found great relief, and had the first  night's rest in years. It stopped the  itching immediately. One box cured  jae. Pabhsh these facts to suffering  humanity."  Nervous ,I)cbility.  Mr. A. T. P. Lalame, railway agent  at Clareuceville, Que., writes:���������"For  twelve years I have been run down  with nervous debility. Isuft'cred much,  and consulted doctors, and used medicines  in   vain.    Some   months  ago I  f heard oli Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, used  two boxes, and my health improved so  rapidly that I ordered twelve more. I  can s:������y frankly that this treatment has  no equal in the medical world. While  using Dr. Chases' Nerve Food I could  feel my system being built np until  now I am strong and healthy. I cannot recommend it too highly for weak,  nervous people."  Constipation.  Mrs. W. H. Fisher, Preston, Ont.,  states:���������"I can recommeud Dr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills for constipation. I  was troubled for about nine years, and  have spent hundreds of dollars with  doctors and for remedies I heard of, but  they failed to even give relief. Hearing of Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills  I riocured a box, and they have cured  me of this long-standing complaint. I  don't have to use them anymore at all,  which goes to show that the cure is  complete and permanent."  Imitators of Dr. Chase's Remedies  don't dare to reproduce hi.*: portrait and  signature which are on every box of his  genuine remedies. For sale at all dealers or Edmauson, Eates & Company,  Toronto. 13*  SLhfcP.  Nigkt, bounteous night,  Hath pitched his ample tent,  Tbe starry firmament,  And doth invite,,  With soothing numbera  To restful slumbers l  All that are weary of, the way  They've traveled through tlie day.  Whether with burdens are they bent  Or hearts and hands are light.  Sleep, gracious sleep,  Doth wing of silence spread  Over the downy bed  With magic sweep  That drives all.sorrow   -  To distant "morrow  And brings to the o'erwearied brain    '  Bright dreams of youth again���������  Those dreams our tired'feet have,led  Into life's- mysteries deep.  ���������Isaac Bassett Choate in New York Home Jour-  . nal.  <*>  f  I Geoffrey's Ward 1  A Jealous "Woman's Revenge.  "I wish to see Geoffrey Algernon."  The well trained servant expressed������n������  surprise at the request, though he ccr  tainly did wonder what such a foreign  looking midget wanted of his master.  "A lady to see Mr. Algernon," he announced as he rapped at the drawing  room door.  The young lady followed him and stepped inside.  "To see me���������Miss Algernon?"  said  a  tall, angular woman emphatically, arising  '    and looking rather severely, at the newcomer.  ' "No; Geoffrey Algernon," was the caber's placid response as she walked over  to where a bright fire was burning in the  grate and began to warm herself in quite  a composed, homelike manner.  "Then ask him to come here, James,"  said the woman, looking over at her companion, a young'lady of rather showy appearance, to see what was thought of  such an unheard of proceeding.  ' The companion was trying to keep  down a "well bred giggle" at the poor  little creature's appearance. There was  something immensely ludicrous to her in  the little dark figure wrapped in a flaming red shawl, and then to think of actu-  , ally wanting to see Geoffrey Algernon, a  gentleman who scarcely seemed to notice  the- existence of .the opposite sex save  when politeness required him to do so.  If the caller.had'been older or of a different type of the feminine species, she  would have been green with jealousy,  but of course Mr. Geoffrey would not  give a passing thought to such a queer  being.  c The'object of her mirth paid no heed.to  her or to- any of the glances passing between the ladies, but" was seemingly intent on warming herself, until Mr. Geoffrey opened the door and stood before  her.  " - She sprang to her feet and advanced  ��������� .- eagerly; to him, handing him an envelope  on which was the stain of many a tear.  Mr. Algernon took it, and then she retired to her seat by the fire and watched  him as he read the contents through.  "And you are Ora Decrus?" he said,  taking her hand in his. "Welcome--to my  home. I shall faithfully fulfill your father's trust and strive to make you hap-  py.  She bowed her head over his hand and  left a glistening tear on it.  "I am glad to have found you," she exclaimed. "I thought no one would ever  love me again."  "This is my sister, Miss Algernon, and  her friend. Miss Penrose," he continued-  in a slightly embarrassed tone. "Lucre-  tia. this is Ora Dccrus. Colonel Deems'  daughter���������jroii remember him���������and -he  has left.his only child to my care."  Miss Lucretia advanced and shook  bands with Ora in a very chilly fashion,  and-Miss Penrose followed the example.  It was evident they both considered her  an interloper, and Geoffrey's brow darkened.  "Where is your luggage?" he questioned.   "When did you arrive?"  "My luggage is at the railway station.  I arrived yesterday on the Southampton."  "Did you come alone?" he queried.  "No; I came with Captain Bright and  his wife. They intended to bring me  here, but a messenger-awaited him at the  docks to make him hasten to his .father,  who was dying. I told him to go. . I  could find you myself. But the captain  of the vessel put me in the train, told'  the guard where to leave me. and I was  sent up here in a carriage."  "And now yon are here we will look  ���������after you." said Geoffrey cheerily. "Lucretia. see that Mary lias a room prepared for her, with a fire kindled, for I  see our little friend belongs to the tropics  and loves the heat."  "Oh, yes," she said; "you are so kind.  I am so cold.    Is it always so cold here';"  He smiled.  "It will be colder before it is warmer.  Cut we will not let you quite freeze."  Meanwhile Miss Lucretia had been attending to his orders and returned, followed by Mary.  "Mary Will see you. to your room. Miss  Deems." she said, "and attend to you."  As soon as the door closed behind Ora.  Geoffrey turned to his sister.  "I wish you to be very kind to that  friendless orphan for my sake," he said.  "You remember I owe my life to Colonel  Deems, and now I cannot better repay  my obligation than by caring for his  daughter. She has no relatives living,  the letter informs me, and her English  governess was recently married, so could  not come on with her. A Hindoo servant was determined to follow, hut her  friends were afriad she would not be  welcome and so detained her."  "What a mercy they did," exclaimed  his sister.  "I should have been compelled to have  found another home,", observed Miss  Penrose. "I should have been able to  have thought of nothing hut thugs and  secret   poisons.     One's   life   would   Dot  have been safe a moment."  "Please don't express your fears to  Miss Decrus," Geoffrey returned, "as her  mother was an Indian princess."  The two ladies threw up their hands in  horror.  "And she is half Indian! Good heavens, what will we do?"  "Behave like sensible women." was the  response. "Miss Decrus w.Ml not hurt  you, lam sure."  Ora led a very secluded life-at, the  Oaks and did not seem to care much for  other society than that of .her guardian,  and then he took her on long drives and  allowed her even to sit in his studio,  where no one else was admitted.  Mifi-J Penrose ground her teeth in rage  She had long looked upon Geoffrey as ber  properly.  He had never seemed to fancy her, but  she was his sister's dearest friend, and as  long as he paid no attention tp any one  else she was sure it would end right.  Meeting Ora one day, she said affectedly:  "Am I not a good creature to let you  have my lover so much?"  "Your lover?"  "Oh, yes. It's a long standing engagement. But' don't mention it to dear  Geoffrey. ..He might be annoyed."  "Yes. - If he had wished me to hava  known, he would have told me."  "That shot told," she whispered to herself.    "She knows enough."    ,  ?.The  next  day   Miss   Penrose  went   to  Lucretia.  "I   have  something  to tell   you,"   she  whispered,  "which   I  would  not  for the  world, only it has made me so uneasy."  "What is it?"  "You have noticed that Ora takes long  walks every morning? Well, I darted  round another way to see where she  went, and, will you believe me, I saw her  conversing with an old woman���������her ayah,  I am sure." ->  Tho next time Geoffrey met his sister  she confided her secret to him. but he only shrugged his shoulders.  The next morning Geoffrey did not  make his appearance in the breakfast  room. He sent word that he was.ill and  wished a physician sent for. ���������  Dr. Gordon arrived and bad a long conversation with Geoffrey. When he .came  out, he said the young man must not he  disturbed. Geoffrey was very low and  from some peculiar cause.  As soon as Lucretia heard it she. looked  at Miss Penrose,  while that young lady  whispered:  "So soon!   She has done it!"  "Yes," exclaimed the sister.   "She shall  be arrested."  And immediately" she visited Dr. Gordon. .  , "Do nothing today," was the advice.  "She will not think of being suspected,  and in the meantime we can see how Mr.  Geoffrey feels. You must watch beside  him tonight to see that no one gets to  him." ,  "'      ~ -        ..  That night Miss Penrose'made a strong  cup. of coffee for Miss Lucretia, who had  to watch all night, and then bade her an  affectionate "good night," lamenting that,  it would not be maidenly for so young a  girl as herself to share her vigils.  Miss Lucretia wondered why it was  that her eyes would not stay open, and  soon after midnight she fell asleep. Geoffrey was wide awake. Somebody crept  into his room stealthily. She had on a  crimson shawl such as Ora wore and cautiously crept to the table and poured a  powder into his medicine glass. He made  one spring from the bed and caught her  in his arras.  "Look at my would be murderess, Lucretia," he cried," pulling the shawl off  and revealing Miss Penrose.  Lucretia shrieked, and her .shriek  brought Ora and the servants rushing  into the room.  "Oh.    Mr.    Geoffrey,    your    betrothed  wife!" Ora sobbed.  "My betrothed wife!    Who said so?"  "She did," was the response. -  "You did," he said, almost shaking her.  "I saw you last night, but was not sure  that it was you. Miss Penrose.    I did not  drink  the water into  which the powder  was -put.    My sickness was all  feigned,  so as to be able to catch you."  She gave a shriek.  "Forgive me!" she cried in terror. "I  was so jealous of her I would rather be  dead than see you married to her. Oh.  don't have me hanged!"  .  "No; for hanging is too good for you,"  he retorted. "Tomorrow morning you  leave here at the earliest hour possible,  and never let me see your face again.  To satisfy you I will tell you your meditated crime&was uncalled-for. Miss Decrus was engaged to General Vanguard's  sou before she came here and is only  waiting two years here in compliance  with her father's wishes before she is  married. She now looks for Captain  Vanguard to visit her. as he is expected  daily from India on business. "  "And is in London now, guardie," Ora  cried.    "He will be here tomorrow."  On the morrow Miss Penrose left without her dearest friend, Lucretia, bidding  her farewell, and she was never heard of  more.  She realized that her malicious designs  had frustrated all her chances in regard  to Geoffrey Algernon.  He is a bachelor yet, though last year  Ora was married from his house and returned to Calcutta with her husband.���������  Chicago Tinies-Herald.  the public. Mr. Colfax suggested further  that no expensive or pretentious monument should be reared, as any such improvement .would not comport with the  character of the plain, unpretentious-woman who had given to the country the  great but unassuming man. '    r  Mr. Studebaker acted upon the suggestion, and the modest improvement was  made under his direction and at his own  expense.���������Indianapolis Press.  The Grave of Lincoln's Mother.  To the late Peter .E. Studebaker belongs the credit of placing the marble  ���������slab at the head of Nancy Hanks Lincoln's grave and the iron fence around it.  Some 20 years ago a paragraph printed  in a South Bend newspaper stating that  Lincoln's mother's grave in the little cemetery in Spencer county was neglected  and unmarked caught the eye of Peter  Studebaker, who at once wrote a letter  to the editor proposing -to start a subscription for the purpose of improving  the ground and marking the grave.  Schuyler Colfax, ex-vice president, who  happened to be in the editor's office when  the mail was delivered, volunteered to answer this letter and did so by suggesting  that the writer of it should assume the  responsibility of the desired improvement  personally without asking donations from  Disraeli's Answer.  "It always gave,, her royal highness  great pleasure to meet Mr. Disraeli. She  admired his imperialism and, had the  greatest confidence in his judgment, and  she felt,that whatever the issue before  the country might be the honor of England, was safe in his hands. The great  statesman also liked to converse with  Princess Mary, but while appreciating  her grasp of political problems when it  came to disclosing cabinet secrets he was  not to be charmed into making ndinis-  -sions or telling tales out of school.  "One evening at dinner during a crisir  in foreign affairs Princess Mary, who  was puzzled at the inaction of the government, turned to him and said, 'What  are we waiting for.'Mr. Disraeli?'  "The prime minister paused for a moment to take up the menu and, looking at  the princess, gravely replied, 'Mutton and  potatoes, ma'am.' "���������"Memorial of the  Duchess of Took." '_  UmuhI Family  Method*.  "We've got five pounds of moth balls  in the house."  "How did that happen?"  "Oh, everybody forgot to get any. and  then we all got them at once."���������Indianapolis Journal?  THE TREATING HABIT.  IN   RIP VAN  WINKLE'S LAND.  The   Portugjuese   Colonies   In   Africa  In n Backward Slate.  The Portuguese colonies in Africa  are the Rip Van Winkle's land of reality. After "three centuries of white'  dominion they remain pretty much in  the condition iri which Da Gama and  his bold successors left them.  Here ,is a picture of what trade  means in the favored region of Cabin-  da, bay, where there is a single white  trader who occupies a house of three  rooms, with a "shop" 20 feet by, 8  attached. The place is stocked with  . puncheons of some vile stuff called  "rum" which are exchanged for palm  kernels.  Knots of natives from tbeu interior  villages with t loads of kernels begin  to present themselves at the shop by G  a. m., and when-the, trader at last  makes his appearance there is a noisy  crowd of kernel sellers and thirsty  hangers on.  The exchange of- rum for kernels Is  quickly effected, and by 9 o'clock in  the morning the entire population may  be seen lying under the shelter of the  cocoanut ��������� palms either stupidly drunk  or noisily quarreling.  -The mingled uproar and snoring lasts  till about noon, when there is a sudden return to sobriety, and tbe crowd  clears away to the village to collect  the means for another carousal.  On a "good" day tbe trader at Ca-  binda bay gets rid of about 190 gallons of rum. and he avers that the  scene described is repeated every day  in the year.  Next to rum and "civilization" the  greatest curses of West Africa are  smallpox and the sleeping sickness.  From this last no case of recovery  has ever been known! and so contagious is it that in the native Christian community every communicant  has a separate cup from which to partake of the sacramental wine.���������London  Leader.  K������fp  ������  Di-������rr  for the  Ititbr,  A baby's record is -worth keeping  for the mother's personal pleasure,  and for the baby's perusal and  amusement in the future, when the  first smile, the first tooth j the first  short dress and the first articulate  words are things in the dim distance  of the past, remembered by no one,  except, perhaps, the devoted mother  herself.. One of the dainty books provided for the purpose makes the keeping of the record an easy task and  preserves it for reference "without  difficulty.���������Ladies.'   Home  Journal.  Ignorance      of      National      Customs  _ea_m to Disagreeable Results.  "I hau a rather embarrassing but  instructive experience recently,*' remarked a clubman of this city. "A gentleman  from Breslau, who had just arrived in  New Orleans on a pleasure trip, was introduced to me by a friend, "who had met  him on the cars, and we strolled into the  St. Charles cafe. Going in, we encountered another friend, making a party of  four altogether, and we sat down to  chat.  "In a moment or two the stranger from  Breslau beckoned a waiter and ordered  a glass of Rhine wine. To my utter  amazement he said .not a word about our  joining him, and when the wine arrived  he proceeded to sip it with perfect sang  froid. In spite* of all this, I saw tliat he  was unquestionably a gentleman of  breeding nnd refinement, and, while, I  was strongly tempted to order something  for the balance of the party I refrained  from doing so lest he would observe me  paying and feel mortified. The .others  looked bewildered and said nothing, but  the friend who joined us at the door took  early occasion to excuse himself and  walk off. He is a fine type of the old  school, hospitable southerner, and I am  sure he felt extremely indignant at what  he considered an exhibition of foreign  boorishness.  "Tlje fact is that our American custom  of 'treating' is almost entirely unknown  in .many parts of Germany and elsewhere in Europe. There it would be  considered very bad form to offer to pay  for the refreshments of a chance acquaintance, and our friend from Breslau  was simply deporting himself according  to the custom of his country. When- he  becomes better acquainted with American idiosyncrasies,. I am sure he will he  covered with chagrin. After all, however, treating is an idiotic usage, and I  must confess a private sympathy with  the foreign point of view."  "That reminds me of a whimsical little  incident which I witnessed in 1895 in a  cafe in Antwerp," said one of the listeners, to the foregoing. "I was spending a  few weeks in the city and used to drop  in at a place to which I refer to read my  paper over a glass and cigar. The public room was equipped with a number of  . little tables on a sanded floor, and ranged  along one of the walls were several cabinets or lockers -where residents kept,  their private bottles. The house supplied  the liquor, and they strolled in whenever  they felt like it and helped themselves to  a nip.. '  "One day when I was sitting in my  favorite corner a stout gentleman, .who  was evidently an old citizen, came, in  with an American whom he seemed to be  showing' the sights. The American.-was  erect and slender, with a dignifie_ "carriage, and an iron gray, semimilitary  mustache. They took the adjoining table, and presently the portly native waddled over to .the cabinet and returned  with a long necked wine bottle and one  glass. He poured out a drink very deliberately and then recorked the bottle,  the' American looking on with an expression of amazement. 'Your health, captain,' ' said the native in - French and  raised the glass to his lips: The American's eyes blazed. 'Perdition!' he roared, springing to his feet.' 'Do you'mean  to insult me?' And he swept the bottle  off the table with a blow of his cane. Of  course there was a frightful row. Everybody talked at once, and the gendarmes rushed in and took several reams  of memoranda.  "The funny part of it was that the  portly gentleman couldn't understand  how he had possibly given offense. I  heard him discuss it several times afterward, and when I left it was still a profound mystery, only to be explained by  the well known eccentricity of all Americans."���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  he  St������������Hliiijr Krugi-r'n Gol'l.  A German-American, well known to  the New York police, is alleged to  have planned a desperate attempt to  steal some of the bar gold from the  trucks attached to President Kruger's  travelling capital. He is said to  have carried off some bars before  wai discovered. .  Similar, hut Different.  "I've got a bright idea. George,"  Exclaimed tlie maiden fair  To tlie young than In- tier side,  AS the sunbeams kissed her hair.  "No doubt." said lie. "and I'm sure.  If you would consent to go  With me and face Ihe minister,  I'd have a bright eyed dear also."  ,   ���������Chicago News.  Won by a Poem.'  One afternoon a sweet looking old  lady with hair as white as the snow and  countenance smiling and cheerful stepped  into an attorney's office in the Trust  building and said she wanted to have the  lawyer make a few changes in" her will  which she had written about ten years  ago. The lawyer made note of the alterations desired and then for the first time  picked up the faded - instrument for an  examination.  Down  in  the corner of the  first  page  written in a very fine, delicate, feminine  hand he saw this verse from Tennyson:  Twilight and evening star  And one clear call for me,  And may there be no moaning- of the bar  When I put out to sea.  "When I read that prophetic verse,"  said the lawyer, "I took one steady look  at the lovely old woman, bowed my head  with reverence and���������well���������I cut my fee  right in two in the middle."���������Indianapolis Sentinel.  A Falling Out.  "And why did you leave your last  place?"  "Cook an me had a fallin out, mem."  "I don't see why you should leave for a  little thing like that."  "But we fell out o' th' third story window, mem."���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Hi* Little Jolce.  An enterprising Philadelphia restaurant proprietor hung out a large blackboard sign one day with the following  announcement: "You Can't Beat Our 15  Cent Dinners."    v  This sign proved to be a good drawing  card until a young man of humorous  turn of mind came along. The latter,  seeing the sign, stopped and. after scrutinizing it closely, smiled one of those  smiles which bode no one any good. He  waited until none of the employees was  watching, and, taking out his handkerchief he erased the letter "b" from the  word "beat."  The transformation wns complete, and  it was not until a crowd had collected  that the proprietor of the restaurant discovered why there was a larger crowd  outside than inside.  THEIR EV���������RYDAY LIFE.      ,  A Few  Interesting Facts About   the  Cus--  , trims of tho  CHt-ntialn of the  Ch iiiei-e ' Kin   ins.  China is in the world'Si-eye'at.pres-  -ent writing, so here are a few faets  about liianners and 'customs of t*r i  Celestials.   ' ,,_.,  -    According   to   Chinese - custom,   the  bridal     procession  is  formed  at  the:  bride's     house.      ' First,' there are a.  number  of boys  who      are .- hired to-  walk    ahead,     carrying  red   banners-  fastened to long poles; then come the-  niusicians, some playing wind instruments     much     resembling'"'-in'sound-  Scotch   bagpipes,   others .scraping  elongated    fiddles, .   others--'   thumping,  gongs   of  various   sizes   and   discordant      tone,   while  some   are   beating;  hollow pines of bamboo,  w;hich  give  forth a dull  sound.     After  the band  come more boys carrying- large parasols, ' with   long  red  and* gold  fringe  (these     parasols     are  on  sticks  ten  feet  long),  then more-*boys with red  banners,   "which   bear,Chinese   charao  ters    in    gold  on "either side expressing      all  sorts     of-.-- complimentary  things to  the bride.  The' supertitious treatment of disease is an extraordinary feature of  Chinese social life. Death, they account for by saying if is in accordance with the "reckoning ol heaven,"  and it would appear that in this at  ���������least they are not far out of theirs.  Recovery is by grace, of some partic-  ���������n'ar god or -goddess. , They imagine  that this evil god /orks by mysterious influences existing between and  among the member's of a family,- and  resulting in illness. Hence great '  bribes are offered'��������� to this pleasant  familiar," and large profits to the Ta-  "onist  priests.  It  may be said-that .the -China-marv  1 is born fishing���������he has for ages past  cultivated     a  -sy"sl"em  .of-:   artificial*  breeding  and  rearing  of  live -fish .forth el market in-'the shops" may be'seenY  displayed     live   apd.;   dead  fish,  fish,  'fresh      and   salted, -smoked   and  preserved..    One variety1 are- like'-white-  'bait     fn   .  bosket,     graded..from.tiny  things riot, half an inch- long to" what-'  appears -to   be  the  same -tysh .grown  to     eight  or nine  inches  in     length.'  .These    are.-...sold -.fresh,-"sarltStfd; 'and.'',  smoSed.     Shark  fins  are  a, delicacy-  .There   are   fish, mottled   "any ���������*��������� barred', ���������"  'bright  and  dull,   fish .of. quaint  ajid',. --  to us,'unknown--shapes; buff oremost'  , above all, :and everywhere tplbef seen. .  are the artificially grown live,fish.  Chinamen boil their, .ribfe-'-in^'fl'ait ves--  sels shaped like deep saucers?-   From a,  20 * to   30   inches   across   and   from  6'-'  to 9 inches, deep is the* usual size "of'  these    ; utensils,     which     are,,    cast  ���������wonderfully ���������       thin, ������������������: *��������� the ' *-���������'-'metal .-  rarely      exceeding      an', eighth   ,' of  an', -   -inch-.- in      ���������  thickness.   ,   The  blast  furnaces  arc  shaped  like large;  squat   lamp   chimneys;   and- fuel   and  metal  are  fed  through- the  narrowed'  opening at the top. .  The very frugal  Chinaman   while he  works   also   uses -  his  furnace   fire  to   cook  his   evening_  meal.  &  A   _itllf   Hit Too  *������ *������ n '<i i t i vo.  This cold, hard world has few souls*-'  as sensitive    as  a  young      man  who-  killed himself in Paris tbe other day..  His home was in  Lyons,  and his  fa-,  ther had given  to him  30,000 francs,  or   ������6,000,   to establish   a. branch  of-'  fice  of  their  business  in   Paris.   After  be had  been  in Paris for scvcral'.days -  his  letters  home  ceased,   and   he  disappeared      from     the little  circle   :'of  friends that he had made. He seemed.  a quiet,  steady     fellow,  "and be bad-'  chosen  his  new associates .with     dis-..  crction.     When they-missed him they  wrote  to  his father, supposing.:   tliat-���������  he knew wh<*re his  Pon  was.  The father,   however,   wns  ignorant of     the  young   man's   whereabouts, .and     the.  police   were   summoned   and   a   search  made of bis apartments..    On the bed.,  in his room was found his dead body,  an a note by his side-which said:  "1  have  lost 25,000  francs  of    tho  sum that my father intrusted  to me,  and as  I would  not have  it  believed .  that  I have squandered  the money  X  am killing myself.".      . ��������� ��������� ���������  This furnished a clue, but noth'ing  more could be learned for several- >.  days. Finally, when searching the  rooms for the young man's prbocrty,  his peckotbook. with the 2o,000  francs, w-as found in a corner of the  bureau drawer, where be had put it  and  then  forgotten.-  "Tig "Vip and Tuck.  The man of an inventive mind  His tireless brain will rack  "A covering for ships to find  Impervious to attack.  And when success Eeems just in view  Some other genius great  Produces a projectile new  To smash his armor plate.  ���������Washington Star.  An Illustration In Point.  "Right ahead of us," resumed the traveler who was narrating his experiences,  "yawned the mountain pass"���������  "Do you know," artlessly interrupted  one of the younger women in the company, "that seems very queer to me? How  can a mountain yawn?"  "Did you never see Cumberland Gap,  miss?" he asked.  And there were no. more interruptions.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  Old   ."-fluid*   Ai>   11. v.i I il.i l>i������-.  "I like the term 'old maid.'"  writes Margaret 13. Sangster' in The  Ladies' Home Journal. "A spinster  means any unmarried woman; d* girl  may be a spinster. _ An old maid is,  well���������just that. .She may have her  little ways, and- thankful .she may  be thai no ono is privileged t'o interfere with them. If she keep���������'House,  as many an old maid d>ocs in these  days of independence, it is very  daintily done, with an exquisite, finish and neatness surpassed by none  of her sisters. Probably the ���������i���������dy.'h'as-*'  plenty of people to stay with her ��������� ,  nieces to chaperon, nephews to champion, Invalid relations to coddle ���������-  all sorts of people to counsel and  comfort. In society she is simply invaluable. As an unattached person  who at any emergency may be called  upon in the family by any one in  need, brother or sister, father or mo-,  ther, to take the helm, she is simply  worth her weight in gold."  Prompt   Answer.  "My friend," said the long haired  passenger to the young man iu the seat  opposite, "to what end has your life  work been directed?"  "To both ends." was the reply. "I  have the only first class hat and shoo  store in our village."���������Chicago New*. AMI  i-llowom  CREAM  BAKING  POWMR  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  Jlrol-I. BakJrig Powder .containing  alum? '1 Jioy ur������ litjui-ioiia to he-It*-  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY.  Tift. 35. Hn&erson, Ebitor.  vr AdTertifBera who want their ad  changed, should get copy in by  13 a.m. day before issue.  Subscribers    failing     to   receive     This  Nh.ws regularly will confer a favor by  noti  ying - *h������  office.  Job Work Strictly O. O. D.  Transient Ada Cash in Advance.  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26th, 1900.  A bird often execrated, and this  moat unjustly, is the English pheasant, or its cousin the cross pheasant mo.e common here. This is  one of the most useful birds to the  f. rmerof all. He sometimes eats a  bit,of grain, but pays for this tenfold by the number of predatory  inserts he destroys.. Farmers there  ire who condemn him and hound  him off for his grain eating propen-  uties, but these are ones who do  i.ot pauee to think before rushing  to conclusions. The insect eating  habit is strong in all the birds of  the order"g������:iinae, o which belong  the phi-asant 6, grouse, partridges,  quail, fowls, Ac. and the good they  do in iustct debtroying was well exemplified this season, when certain  persons, preferring to let their fowls  have the garden crop in preference  to the cut worm*", turned in their  chickens. Those in Cumberland  and Uni n who did that are the  only ones who now * have any cabbages or other soft fleshed vegetables. Those who depended on paris  f reen to accomplish the work, lost  more or less, especially cabbages  and cauliflowers.. The pheasant  was working in the fields just as  the bantams and other fowls were  working in the gardens, and all to  unfortunately. Many of them fell  victims to the poisoned bran placed  in the fields to destroy the worm.  We believe, however, that most of  our district farmers are fully aware  of the fact that these birds are of  far gre iter benefit than of harm,  and accordingly, deplore the in  timely and uninteitional des  truction of so mafiy of them.  SOl-iEE.  A large number of people attended at Mr. T. A Bates' residence  Monday evening to meet Bishop  Perrin An impromptu programme  w s performed-during the evenii g-  Littlf May Bate singing very  prettily. . The eveningfpassed away  ni >.-*t pleasantly and with evident  enjoyment io all. The pains taken  by Mrs. unci AJr. Bate to make the  evening oi joyable for the guests  waB L'. ghljy|.-ii j p r ciated.  Ia **CAI������ ITEMS.  The Albatross, torpedo boat   destroyer, built   by   Thornycroft for  the British navy, recently had  her  ifncifil trial of three  honrs   at sea.  The ve-sel   carried   her   full  load  which was 80 tons of coal   and w; s  complete in ever}' respect for actual  service.    The trial  proved  a great  success,   the    engines    developing  7,784 horse-power with 240 pounds  of   steam   and   379.9  revolutions,  giving a'speed of 31-������ knots.���������Coast  Seamen's Journal.  When a certain driver of  Bache-  .or Hall undertook to remove a  rival driver's lunch from his pail  and substitute therefore a bunch of  bailed hay, he did not take sufficient care to tuck in the loose ends,  with the result that, when driver  No. 2 took his pail r to enter the  mine he noticed the straws and at  once put the job up to the proper  person. Watching his opportunity  he quietly changed pails with  Mister No. 1 and there was murder  in the air about lunch time.  Old Slocum Podge ; wandered  wearily into the sanctum yesterday.  Planked his anotomy into our one  sound chair and goggled blearily  at us. We greeted him affably;  and asked him how many- drinks  made five. That gave him an  opening and he began firing a lot  of fool questions "at us ������uch as:  "Why is Mr. Hen peck like a bad  egg? Because Mrs-.Hm sat on him."  "Why don't a rooster , la}' eggs?  Because he can't, of couise. "Ch!  go way anyhow," we said, "I've g������^t  to write a paper on the' transmogrification of the inner cuticle of the  shark headed tadpole, and my head's  aching. 'Sides I want to go shooting after a while." ''Well then just  one.more. Dp you know why ihe  fine weather broke up so suddenly  at McCutcheon's point the other  day? No! Why, because the Good  Templars had their picnic tie e  that day and they didn't have  water enough to make tea with."  We reached up for our trusty gun,  but he was gone.  TELEGRAPHIC    NEWS  Cape Town, Sept. 22.���������In the  Cape House of Assembly to-day the  Treas"n Bill was parsed to a third  reading by a vote of 46 against 37  Clause in third chapter of Bill disfranchising convicted rebels for five  years was adopted by majority of  16 on Sept. 10th. House rejected  an amendment to effect that -rank  and file should not be punished but  be called upon to give security for  their future good behaviour.  London, Sept. 22.���������Following  from Lord Roberts: Watervaal,  Sept. 21.���������Pole-Carew reached  Koopmaiden yesterday. Practically there was no road and the  way had to be cut through. He  captured 38 batches of flour, one  car of coffee and 19 damaged engines  at Watervaal. Yesterday evening  Lieut. Clarke was shot but not fatally by a sentry while making his  rounds, the sentry did not get his  reply.  Ottawa, Sept 22���������Officials of the  Militia Department scout tbe idea  of parading the first contingent  through the different cities. They  say the men want to get home.  Shenandoah, Pa., 22.���������A sheriffs  posse fired on a crowd of riotous  coal miners near here this afternoon  lkiling two and wounding 7 others.  The strike is in full svvij'g. No  change.  -"MUrE-A-**. VJQ'C'F'ai  SATUR  _S9tU  PABIS   A.XSTZD 3_q iew   yoir/Ik:  styles  -I2sT-  i  'A  Trimmed Hats.  ' Ti  i__   ������*������  new  emf& and  ete   new Stock'  ^hildreii'-s  aefeet s aiid JFurs  WANTED.  A   NUMBER    OF  PIGEONS   to  purchase.  sl2tc  Charles   Scott,  Quarterway House,  Nanaimo, B.C.  Picture Framing.  Large   Assortment   of   Mouldings,  Good but Cheap.  HENRY F. PULLEN.  Samples can be seen and orders  left at T. D. McLean's, Jewellery  Store.  Black Diamond Nursery  QUARTER WAY,Wellington Road  HUfCHIK'SON  _��������� PEER!  20,000 Fruit Trees to choose from.  Large Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Evergaeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  sl2co  P. O. BOX,  190.  Columbia flouring  Mills Company.  ENDERBY,   B. C.'  HUNGARIAN,  THBl  *m,Ar  S  OjlO-lO's  BAIEBS-  R.P.RithetACo.,  (LIMITED.)  Agents, -    Victoria, B.C.  v*  we |  A  Just received over$i,ooo worth,   which  now offer at the lowest cash prices.  Chamois skins from 25c. to 75c.  Bailey planes from 50c. to $3.90..  Hand saws from  85c. to   $2.65. ���������  Compass saws 30 and 35 cts.  X-cut saws from 4 feet to 8 feet.  WHITE LEAD. PAINTS   AND   OILS.      RODS   AND   FISHED   TACKLE.  GUNS AND  AMMUNITION AT   VANCOUVER   PRICES. <  MAGNET CASH STORE.   Cumberland.b.c. ]  1'  ���������J"TJ-S_7 =,,  AEBIVED-? ?       ?  BLANKETS,    OILCLOTHS,     PILLOWS,!  CROCKERY?'GLASSWARE. ��������� f  MEN'S and l.OYS CLOTHING      '  UMBRELLAS, OILCOATS.  Another car of Groceries. 75 boxes Apples.  g0T"5 percent. Discount on all purchases '  WALLEKaPAKTRIDGE  SHOOTING  *.  ��������� -  .   ���������      ��������� <-  * IQooJI  :e\a-X_i_ stooz: lcoj_vd:__pi__s_rsj  ���������EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SHOOTING MATERIAL-  SAVAGE, WINCHESTER AND MARLIN RIFLES.      GREENER/j  LEFEVER,   REMINGTON   SCOTT   &   PARKER GUNS  MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL.  SEI-Ti:   -POIEi   1GOO   C-LTAXjOaTJE. ^  -Charles E.  Tisdall,   Vancouver, B, O.


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