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Array -TENTH   tfEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C.   TUESDAY, APRIL ������������������. lw."  ^H|W ^Ef^flRH  OFOO D a,  %L;9 04=  TflE ft>liOWIN(r LINES have just been opened up and placed on our  ������;V"ooa������,*��������������� 'or ynur inspection. ?     ,       J  A| Splendid '4*fort-  'meat'OfVV'' -;'*���������  White  ��������� >:  ...-.; .'....Wear  Qorsst Cover*, Che-  mian������i 'Drawers,  . Night Gowns and  underskirts.  JLu Endless Variety  of English and     * ?  Canadian  .,'  Prints  Jn-Vall the  Xfowsst Colors  and the very  Latest Patterns  An exceptionally Good Line of LADIES,SUMMER  UNDE&WJSAR from .,...; .... 10o. to 65o.  8  ���������w  1  A CHOICE SELECTION OF  Duck,     Pique,    ai  Linen Skirts.  Wo would.draw your sUeotiou to Two Particular Attractive Liaes in our  Gents   Furnishing   Dept.  A Very Uprto Date lot of Negligee Shirts in all the newest  shapes aud Fabrica.  8 dozen Blai;k- Sateun Shirts���������Special Value���������Regular Price  everywhere, $1.25, our price $1.  Nicholles & Renouf, L4  >   61 YATES STREET,., VICTORIA, B. C.  Just received large shipment of  s&WW  xroust  _Wkjh>  CULTIVATORS,. SEED DRILLS,   WHEEL HOKS,'Etcr  ,'    ... " '    ���������.-. - .\^IU{V>ATU8T IHPItOVnSBKW.- ,    '  {(/all nnd see them or wrir������ for catalogues and prices.  ?: Telephone 82.'f\*    Sole Agents for S.O.       '  F 0. Drawer. 068  ANNUAL   HOSPITAL   MEETING  The adjourned meeting was held  in the City Hall last Tuesday even*  ing, most of the old Board attend  ing. Secretary Hall read minutes  of last annual meeting which were  adopted.    ,  The auditors' report was then  read, and a vote of thanks to  Messrs Nunns and Anley, auditors,  was paused.  Mr J.B. McLean then stated that  he had been told tbrt one. of the  Board had said that the hooks of  the Hospital had never been properly audited, and that they would  bf this year, naming Mr L. A.  Mounce as the utterer, and wishing  to know why he had thus cast aspersions on (former Hospital Boards  and auditors.  , Mr Mounce explained that there  was nothing he had ever said to  throw any reflection on any one,  but that be had said that the item  of. monies received frjom the Colliery  Company for patients had not been  usually brought up at regular  meetings and that the same should  be, and entries made to simplify  . the auditors' work, otherwise the  auditors' could not deal with the  items as.there was nothing for them  togo.byY ,.  Mr McLean admitted that, this  was true; and.to settle.the matter  Dr, Gillespie moved, seconded by  W. B.: Anderson^ iha't in future all  receiptsrfrom thurind other source*  ,be reported at I ej^ch subsequent  meeting, and entries made of a-  ^mounts^arid^oniwhose^behalf.  Car' '"  B'...i- ��������� ���������  Did you everjihpjy think:  STANDS FOlt ALL THAT IS  GOOD AND RELIABLE IN THE  Furniture : Trade*  pOR OVER 40 YEARS in the one line of Imsineti  . of Furnishing Homes, and our; continual growth  proves our methods of conducting this bumuess are  correct.  LARGE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE  Mailod Free.      ,.        ..      Writs for it at onos.  COMPLETE FURNISHER8.  CUMBERLAND  Meat Market  Ohoicest Meats  SuppUod at Lowuit Market Prloes  Vegetables  A Great Varitty will always be  in stook j  also a supply of  Fresh Fish  will be on flats every Wednesday  y-i  WEItERBROS,     Victoria, B.C,  NOTICE.  I beg to inform tho public thnt  on and after January 1st, 1004, my  business will be strictly cash, by to  doing I can give my Patrons hotter  satisfaction.  T. H. CAREY, Tailc*.  WANTED, Janitor for the Cum-  'Willed Tublit; '3olioulN Ity" Trtr*  tiduUrfi, apply to Tuoa, IL Oahuy,  secretary,  . The secretarytHinYead the finan  cial statement which showed a much  larger .balance than that of last  year.   Received.: y  A vote o! thanks wa- passed to  the Wellington Cojliery Co, for coal  supplied for past year; also to tbe  CoUiery surgeons for services; aim  to sick,fund for drugs supplied ; to  Mir;ii, A, Mound}, vice-president,  for. his exertions In. procuring the  grant of $1000 towards the heating  apparatus, and for1 his care in seeing  to the installing of, plant;  thank*-  were also extended to tbe secretary,  the treasurer, and the "News" for  several eervices.    %,< 'J  '. ��������� The election of officers was then  proceeded with, Ntr? J. B; McLean  taking the chain \ Mr Abrams was  re elected President, Vice Mr L, A.  Mounce, Treasurer. J. L Roe, Sec-  retary, L.W. Hall, Directors, Messrs  Geo. Stevens Dt> Gillespie, W. B  Anderson, R. Short, J. B. McLean  Committees word then appointed.  Finance, J.   B.   McLean, L. A.  Mounce, Dr. Gillespie.    Visiting,  W. B. Anderson; R. Short, Geo  \ Stevens,   The present ������taff was reappointed and a motion paised to  pay the Secretary the sum of $20  per year to cover inoidential ex  penses such as postage, stationery,  eto, bl-herto borne by that .officer  personally.   Meeting then adjourn*  ed; ' '"���������������������������'���������"  Local and Personal  Simon Leiser & Co for bargain  in fishing tod and tackle.  The work being done on Duns-  muir Avenue will be a decided improvement.  Brown Leghorn's Eggs, 1st. Prize  winners, 75cts a setting. S. F.  Dobson. Courtenay.  Mr Ed. Bickle of Ladysmilh  paid his brother, T. Bickle, a flying  visit last week.  Miss Dorothy Staples returned  home on Tuesday evening after a  two week's visit to Victoria.  Large assortment of garden tools  and all the new seeds at the Big  Store.  Judge Harrison, G. R. Robson  and S. Leiser were passengers to  Victoria on Friday.  There is an increasing demand  for houses, a sure sign that our  town is growing.  Honest Value for every dollar is  what you get atthe Corner Store.  FOR SALE, an Eastman No. 3  folding cartridge Kodak, complete  in leather case. Price $12, apply  at News office.  Mr J, H. Collins, a relative of  Aid Wiilard has purchased the  undertaking business lately managed by Mr T. Edwards and will  continue the -auue in the premises  occupied by MrgjEdwards.  TheOddfel ows will hold a concert and dance on the 26th. See  to i. th it you all reserve that date  for a first class evening's enjoyment.  ,���������Get.a_Butler_Bipy.cle���������A-higlu  {jrade wh el at a popular price'.  Ladies and Gents only $35. Not  ��������� ne cheap feature in frame or equipment. On short and sale at Simon  LeiserV Big Store.  The Riverview L<<dge. L T. B,  No. 166 gave an ent rainment at  Courtney last Friday evening. A  short programme of songs, eic. was  ���������ontributed by a number of Comox  residents. The proceedings closed  ivith a dance.  Mr W. Wiilard has been appointed Official Administrator vice H. P.  Collie resigned.  All wishing to keep in touch  with the war news, will please subscribe to the daily bulletin. Reading or borrowing what your neighbor pays for will not pay the telegraph operator,  The readers of the News are indebted to Mr Napier for tho very  Interesting Highland Legends,  whioh appeared in our inside sheet  last week, they were conttibuted by  that gentlemen some months ago to  a foreign paper and since then has  been copied by a nutnbr of period*  icals aud coast papers.  The children of Trinity Church  Guild gave an invitation dance And  concert on Thursday last, Tne  programme wassupplied by a number of Juveniles, sev������ral promiiwtt  singers assisting. To Mr and Mrs  Grant they are indebted for the  loan of their piano and a large  i^a^j'^u  BNET  CASH STORE  L904 Wall Paper.  [904 Fishing Supplies.  1904 Varnish Stains.  1904 Paints, Kalsomining,  Floor Stains, etc.  [904 JCitchen Requirements.  T. E BATE,  DUNSMUIR AVE.  Cumberland  supply of milk etc. The refreshments were provided by the guests.  A horse from the country was  left for a day in one of the City  stables in a most pitiable condition,  not having strength to make the  return journey home. Why does  not some member of the Humane  Society bestir themselves occasionally. Mr Banks was asked to investigate and he will no doubt report on the case.  Bishop Perrin haB evidently ''put  his foot into it" by saying nice-  things about the Chinese as a desirable element in . the Colonies. ,  The letter wuich was written by  him and readmit a recent debate in  "the"British- Hou8e7oTCommons~.Tha8  ISNDEBS,  Will be received by the undersigned for certain carpenier work in the  the City Tenders will be received  up to the 23rd in������t. Lowest or  any'tender'riftfc n^wwarily accepted .   For particulars Apply to Hugh  MlTCHBU.  provoked much invidious comment  in the coast pieaa, and his lordship ,  has been compelled to defend himself in the columns of one. of tho  Victioria daily .papers.   <  The Grand Muster of the I. O. O.  F. iiueuds visiting Union'l^idgf Noll uu Thursday 21bt mat ut, 7.3U  p.m., when all members as well as  vituimg Brothers are cordially invited to attend. The mee.tiug will  Uati piuue in the Knight's Hall*  Tne uudieilows also propose to attend Divine service iu the Presby-  lor.un Uiuroh 011 Sunday evening  24vij 111st. at 7.30 p.m. v\hou all  uddl'e.lows are requested 16 be  present.   '  A sensation was caused Saturday  by lue uUcovery of what was assumed to he tbe body ut a chad,  either luuruered or Uied from lie-  Uivui. Laier it was proved that  una was u doctor's specimen which  had been preserved lor scientific  purposes, and wniuh had been ucci-  ueiually removed troui the surgery  in the noube-cieauiug process.  tsssssssssssssstss! "  wssaemmaaf  FOU   BALE.  EGGS FOR HATCHlNG:~Blaok  Minorcas, $1; Barred Plymouth  Hocko, 75c; Ducks, 75.���������16 per  selling--Apply, Campbell Bros,,  Bakers,  To Lease or for Sale.  A RANCH of 100 sorei, In CUmox Dii*  triot, about 20 sores ol������������r and partly olsar������  with uood bara.���������Apply tbm Ottlos,  SS0SSSSMMMSSI  Yonr patroaags ii oordlally invltsd, and  all ordsrs will bs promptly dsllvarsd.  J.McPhee&Soh  PHOPKim'OMd.  Seed . Potatoes.  Eauly Rose,   Bkauty of HnnnoN,   Bvubanxs,   Flowkbbalu,  y , ���������    ,        All Choice,   Hand Picked,  Selected Stock.  The Sylvester Feed Co,, 7* 413  87^89 YATE8 STREET, Victoria.  Open your Month's Account  with an order for ���������  Five Roses Hungarian Flour.  TWENTY TONS juBt arrived direct from the Milh.  The Beat Fluur on the Market.      ������0* Try 'wm������ 1  bl'KOIAL I'HICKS VOU LaHUL QUAMili'ltM.  Two Tons Soap  From the Soap Factory direct, including a select line  of AMERICAN TOILET SOAPS, from 10c. per Box.  NAPIER  &  PARTRIDGE ^1 ���������g 1W������W Ui**iJ,i-  .4wrWi5iks������r������flJffi*  A KICH TERRITORY.  1'    i1  STRIP   OF   LAND   GIVEN TO   UNITED  STATES HAS VALUE.  Wbal Uncle Sam Gets by tha Alaskan  Boundary Award���������Tha Portland Canal,  Which Belongs to Canada, a Macnlfl-  cant Waterway���������Some of Its Advantage.-The Timber Value Kxnget rated.  '������������������--.���������-Th������ strip ol territory awarded to  tho United States by the Alaskan  Boundary Commission contains gold,  vast tracts of timber and valuable  furs and fisheries, writes a corre-  epondent in the Boston Transcript.  Moreover, it is a country capable of  great development in other ways,  and tho waterways which lead up to  it, now practically all under our control, are tho most beautiful in   the  , .world. From Seattle to Juneau is  about a thousand miles, and the en-  tiro trip by steamer is along: these  inland   waterways.    The route,   lies  ��������� around and between islands, through  ���������ev   labyrinth   of channels,  some    of  which are scarcely a quarter mile  -.vide, yet so deep that no ship can  anchor in' them. A vcssol can graze  the cliffs at either side and yet have  under her keel waters of wonderful  clearness and half a hundred fathoms  doep. Right from the water spring  the- mountains a thousand to eight  thousand feet' high, while behind  Ithem, inland and seaward, on the  larger islands, are peaks that top the  timber line and lift crowns white  with perpetual snows. Some of the  Norwegian fjords approach them in  beauty, but are far behind them in  sublime-.-grandeur.  Itouto l'aiiiy Well   Charted.  Tho route is fairly well charted,  but as yet scarcely lighted at all,  and in some places.-sufficiently, perilous to add the thrill.of danger to  the other delights of traveling it.  One of these danger spots it. Seymour Narruws, between Vancou\er  Island and Yaldfz, hence in Canadian tern lory, before you reach the  lower hunt 01 Alaska. Peril Straits,  north ol Sitka and well within our  own territory, is a similar spot,  similarly dangerous, so that we  'break even with Canada on the matter of perils. Tho memory of a trip  on the former "United States cutter  i, Corwin through theso narrows and  tho thrills which I received there arc  .yet fresh m my memory.   It is    un-  ;   ^wise~to~attcinpt",tho~ entrance^to" this  ^passage with the    tide running -full  Either    with    or   against     you.    If  '    -against you, you simply cannot maka  1 .it; if it is with.you the chances   of  j facing slammed against  the cliffs, of  the, craggy entrance and rolled under  are   great.    You must - go  through  '��������� ��������� Jwith tho   tide,    but it   is best     to  ��������� imake tho entrance at slack 'water.  The Corwin, coming up from the  eouth,   made  the spot an hour     or  ��������� two before the turn of the tide and  anchored in a convenient bay. on the  Vancouver side, Here we found a  crew of, loggers at worki in the nmg-  nificont .primeval forest, getting out  ' fir logs that were five and six feet in  'diameter. The mouth was May and  the ���������warm waters were full of ducks.  , The Joggers told us .that door nnd  wild ganie of all kinds abounded in  the woods, and'wo-'could'well believe  ��������� it, for nowhere is- a wilder or more  untrodden forest.. Shortly before, tho  time for, the tide to turn tho stoam-  * ������er's prow was set toward tho cavo'rri-  ���������ous pass,-and wo approached it. under, a full.-h'oad of stoam,   Tlio tide  ,    hud boon    running   against us,  and'  . , should, now, rpst for u 'moment' ami  thon turn with us.  'j'ftriloim Xiwl'sriitlsn.  " ,',,   But'in'our care not to lie too late  ��������� 'wo woro 'just a little . ulu������ad of lime,  ' and.as .we ��������� approached (lie pass (.lie  .   ������wirling current began to play with  itho Btonnwr  ns-������, child  might  play  "with a toy   boat.     Iu spito of her  - jxo.worful engines und the efforts of  two nirn nt tin* wheel, il, wiw lin-  ��������� jiosfiiblo to kvti]> hor    howl nf might.'  ,  , .She ,\u\Yt:cl to and fro, id oYpt up  ��������� tjy .taking    advantage    of I ho buck  water  ivciir the shorn  till  lho' point  was reached whoro it was neceswi.ry  4 ���������������������������'to' sowl her into niid-Htrinun,    Hero  tho rush oi wator en ugh 1.  her, npiin  'hor upon her keel and Kent her whirling down sU'Cttin again,  bullh'il.   On  oilh-    Mitn iwrlvylng eddys nppfureil,  'hali i     i  i*lt-* wiU.nr Mk������ tlmso   which  an  oar   liludo   l"avo,s,    only   a  i.hou-  Hand  llir.riij  nu  largo,   Tim force car-  ooiiiid Imr wildly, iiikJ froiit lln> tsinnt-  ���������fiajjj tlix'k ono could look down   Uipho  .,.. water holes iu u Kcominuly unknown  '"rinpth,  mill  It    took a stout   heart  ���������not  to  lour  thnt  the    whsoI  herself  might be drnggofl uiuior in the whirl-  j   ipool*.   Three tlinev wo brensted this  Hilenf,   ir.h.'hiy, , whirling force, nnd'  each  time the t.luj������ was spun about  ,   llko a boy's top.   Then a litlle later  Svo tried, ftgniii'nml passed up through  pli(l4.lU      \,,ll.-l.,, i I14J      4.,Ui'      l>0..1     .4.1.     lilU  ���������Jnrii,   ill'.:!   u'    '���������n'tHMotifM    wn'i   rr.ielt-  M for n brief Hpnco. Then we went  on for hours through thin winding  narrow canon, with tho quickening  tide chu.siug   ui ahead at torpedo-  finnt  nppfirl  < ouiil Nal Anchor.  Th������ ������un sunk nnd night oftme on,  thick with log, You could not tio  up to tho shew cliffn, you could not  ���������anchor. Thoro was nothing to do  but speed on. Th������ channel wldonwi  aoutuwliui .'u.<' ������!! luudmarUn vanif-h-  <xl in the gray of the mist. Thon tt  uoa that th; wiuc captain felt hia  way by a trick well known to th������  Alaskan pilot. II������ kept tin whiati������  sounding at intervals of ibwi������>  conde, and by watching tha ������*ho  ttnew which fchore   wet th* nearer,  ana shaped ms course accordingly.  It was an exciting trip, and no ono  cared to sleep that night. It was  too fascinating to listen to tbo  echoes and bet even money which  shore we were to be smashed up on.  Vet ihe night passed, the fog lifted  and tho morning found us still in tho  middle of the widening channel. We  had made the pass in safety and all  bets were off.  Tim Portland Canal.  Alaskan waters begin at Dixon's  entrance, when half the trir from  Seattle has been covered. Here, in  latitude 54.40 north, you find tha  Portland Canal, so-called, in reality  a waterway of much 'magnificence,  running forty miles inland through  timber-clad mountains that rise  abruptly. It has a splendid depth of  water, and as tiio commission has  decided that this belongs to Canada it will give her an ample channel  to tho Pacilic for tho trade which  will in future years come to Port  Simpson, at its head, the terminus'  of the projected Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.  As you go north from this place  you enter between tho Alexander"'Islands and the-mainland, Everywhere  you find the samo marvelous scenery  in description of which volumes have  been written that can yet not do  justice tp the reality. '��������������������������� The mighty'  hills-on"'either side are scarred by  frequent paths of avalanches, and tho  melting snows of the white peaks  tumble from the cliffs in cascades  that sprinkle rainbow spray upon the  passing steamer. On the Jeft are islands in a chain .300 miles long and  over a thousand in number. ������ome  of them aro as large-as the State of  Massachusetts���������'",.and. most of- them  practically unexplored by the white,  man, That they arc rich in mineral  wealth is already proved by the miners who have touched here and there  on their shores; I have, .tramped fw  a day in the fascinating fastnesses of  one of the smallest b'f .them.-"' The  only route wan by deer and bear  path". All else was such a  tangle of riotous growth as one does  not hear of outside the junylos of  India. Fallen tiee trunks interlaced  m inextricable co'ii'u.sion, through  which sprang the standing growth of  fir aud hemlock The 'e\en tempered  moist climate accounts, lor the luxurious growth ol coniiors. 'ihe swamps  were tangles of Cottonwood, elder,  virburnums, and alder.  Productivo Virsrtn Soil. f  Theso are dwarfed in the main and  snarled with smaller growth of \aii-  "ciniumpribes,���������and'thc-thoinyEchnio^  panax llorridum, a peculiarly devilish stinging brier. Under foot; the  mucky soil is covered with a hoa\y  moss in which the traveler sinks to  the knee and Which is w,ct the year  around.' A\hen these ^foraStte* aire cleared by pioneers the sun will be let in  on a wondorfully productive, yirgin  soil Which will bear tmormbus crops.  The climate is such that* anything  that can be grown north of .Chesapeake Bay on tho Atlantic coast'  should thrivu in this tiew land of the  West.  Ever Felt That Death  Would Be Welcome ?  Mrs. Margaret Smith ofton  did  until  Dr. Agnew's Ciiro for tho Heart gave  her  now hepo and cured  her  hoari  innd noi'vos. .. '   '  ''���������X was for two years a. 'cfVoiit sufforor  .from'heart troublo and.merviniKiiHSB,    At  Unien  1   was  con/ined,  to  bed,1 ,*hen  my-  ptviii' wns so intonsq that .1;; would  lwy^  utdeoiued  death   with  joy.       I iwiis "������t-  ti'iH-ted     to   Div ��������� Ariiow's  ('nro for thj������  l-lpiirt    by     roadiiiR. of .soiiift VvoluJorru'l.'  fines wrouirlit by it.    Gno dose i;avo mo  relief  In  ,')0  ininutoH,      After  uninw  four'  bottluH 1 cun trulv-Buy  I.novor (ult l.otp  ler in  iny life,"��������� Jlarjraret .Smith,;,-Bi'iiH-  ���������st'ls, Out. 'Wold by,all elrufeuisiij.. . , .21!  Yet in   ������pit������   of ��������� their    luxurious'  growth, I believe    that   the- timber i  The sharp-tongued heiress eyed the  lordling long and earnestly.      "Why  value of the forests  of this portion] is it," she asked, "that titles in your  country have such distressing encumbrance?? " . ."Perhaps,", he ..'.retorted,  "it's to even up for the"Irntd"that  wealtli ahs  to  carry  in your  coun-  of Alaska has to hear that it is an  inexhaustible forest reserve. Truly,  it should furnish pulpwdod for generations, yet unborn; the growth is  rapid and the timber suited for pulp.  But as lumber, it seems to be another matter. Here and there you >fin-d  an individual tre.e that reminds' you  of the giants of tha Puget bound  country; yet a good deal of tho  growth'1 is not close set enough to  furbish ,������h? mighty limbless boles  that are the lumberman's delight. ������ln  many more places the branchy trunks  are not pleasing to the timber cutter's-eye and would make poor lumber. ������������������ ��������� _ . ,. ���������./ ���������:,, ;'  Lars* l**rc������nUg������ ������f Hamlook.  ~ The growth seems to be a .large  percentage of hemlock with a considerable proportion of what is known  as Sitkan spruce. The trees cover  tho hillsides of the mainland an������!  islands to the height of say two  thousand foot, and in many places  reach the snow line. Here.and there  one finds scattered groups of the  Alaskan yellow cedar, which is a  most, valuable wood, large, fine of  grain, and easily worked. The Indians use it in the m'aking' of tWr  car-ved -totem poles, paddles, etc. The  country seems to.lack.the most" important timber of the Puget Sound  country,, the -'.'njd' fir, oi^ Douglas  ���������spruce. It lacks pines, and none of  the iirs of the Sierra and coa'st  range,,: so conimon in -Oregon ' and  California, are here to be seen. The  conditions for- lumbering are such  that in the towns already established lumber is more cheaply brought  from Puget Sound than from the  nearby forests: in-the building of  the .'Yukon'mnd, .White. Pas.s Railroad  ties and' trestle and .bridge timber  werevbrought from Seattle and Victoria rather thaii cut. them hear by  -though the road rims through."a timber country.' At Oi-ca,: on Prince  William Sound, the canneries import  their lumber, though there is a saw-  'mill in the neighlioihood. For some  reason it i& unable to compete with  tho freighted timber. Thoie are sawmills in operation, however, at Sitka,  'Metlakahtla, - Wrangel and Douglas  City.  All love at first, like ffon'rousHvino,  FornumtN nnd IVota .until it's line;     ;  Itul. when''t is sottlod .on. the lci.V.  And from tho Impurer matt or j'l'ce,-,.',  BeebnioK the rioher'still the oldcri;,  And-provi's tho, pleasivntur tn',1 eoiiloi*,'  00 Specialists on tho Coso.-  Iti^ihi' urdlimry rim of lnedlcul,, practice  a��������� #renter''niiiwlw lluni tlilW hnx������ iroiited  <'iiH(������i ol' ahronl'.'. (I.VHpnp.nJa.iinil Ii'mvi* f ii ft-'  ed to I'tirerhut,- T'r,-.. Von ,S'pi'������ I'ine-  n|">li> Tablets ((10 In.ii box, nt U5 crntB  c>t������f) hiive niiidn (he eiiri', uislii"- rolbif  hi ceo diiv, Thi'KO llttlo "nwlidihtN"  Im'vi' I'l'oven  their rmil  morlt,���������72  Th*1 tidal wii\'i' of (lecpi,>r wmuIk;  Into our iiiinnNt being rolls  And litis us iuuiwiin,8        '    ''"''   :  '(Till of nil moaner vWvch  Have you Eozema ?~-Him you  any hfthi'illKohs*" or erui������Uons,? Art you  Hiilijeei to ehulhiK or scidditiff V 3t'  Akiiow'h Ointuiont prevents nrtd' ruros.  nny ������ml ftl) of Ihimo, and cur������'������ lublnir.  niciMflntr and mind TIli'H IibnMds,. ' Onto'  iipplk'iitltiu UrinuM rclk'l In trn.minutis,,  itml eiixoH rured In three to Nix niuhtn.'  Ml) UWlU.-iA    . .- , ���������  Several of the wigs worn by the  grout Duko of Marlborough me pro-  isorvtil us liuirloom.-ii iii the /uiuij.%, ������f  which tho proflont under Herreiaey for  ihe ('oloiile.H i.s tlio liVad.  20 Years off Vile CatapHi.-rtui*.  <l, llt'nwti, .lotirnallHt, of fhitulh, ilirn.,  wriii'ti : "1 have h������on n milTornr froc  Tliront nnd .Snmnl Catarrh fur over iM'  yours, dtirliiff which titno my h*t.*������l ban  iiK������n -topped lift hikI my condition tnd������  iiii"������'������Mh(<������ Within 1ft minute* after ���������������������  in������ be, A������������������'w'ii I'ntiuThiil I'dwiler J of.  talticil   Miff,       Three  bottlct  l.-������e  <x\  .,������:.; -. it  l)0������   "tirely, cnr#>fl me "   M<r ���������7.1  TVInCttW Vlcfcoplft hiii whiblnd ������  r>,imideraWe Ulont an a poetoKs.    ,  ���������   The D������t*������w of Albany l������ a cU������\w  iwimtntf*  Otiebeo UarbciK iUnst l.ic������nso.  Step up'Mr. Barber;'you're next!  In the Province,-of Qiuebec the day  4)f the unlicensed tonsorial practition-  . ci  has gone b'y." Liko the physician,  - thc-lawyer-and -tho-dentist.���������the-bar-,  ber must have a license to do business, and the license* can be secured  only after he has appeared boforo tho  Board of Examiners and demonstrated that lie is qualified to 'practice his  art. Under: the gc-as-you-please 'Conditions which,, .prevulled before the  barber's lipense "law "was enacted  nia'ny ��������� nien- worke'd. themselves into  the- profession, .who.;were unfit to  wibld the lather brush and ra-/or and  who'so ideas of hygienics: were per-,  verted,' , Others who were amply  qualified-'showed Ihcir disregard for  tho dignity 'of thoir calling by cutting prices as well as hair and cuticle, to the, detriment;"of men of genr  uis.; The barkers who advertised "a  sliav^,, a glass vOf beer .-and a sandwich for. Ifi cents," and those' whoso  ' combination1'  barber ���������'and ,.butcUor<.i������  : shop, netted tlipnv,a; notrt vovenuo, will  probably .fose' ,tha privilege .lot' doing  'buslriesfe'l in thd"old"w;ay;" They will  bu compelled Ao ehqQSO, between the  two trades,, ivnd, the mixing1 of foam  and ..lather"'will lie-come a lost art.  The"������������������(fraik'tf-liomttn ���������: a^ui 'shayc-os*  sliivve-cat^ barber,., wl\o dopon'dH' on  his s't rohgrigli't."afm tor; i^sultfi', wili'  ���������also' be dobari'tul from'practice, and  the bnld-headed barber .with on, in-  . fallible hair tunic or a'sure tir* .oh,  the Kici'S "in'siy' ulsd'- fail'-to soc,ura.;). %  . lleenVo. i:',���������>'''-',' '"   ���������..... ..     '.'(' ���������'vu,l  :".'\: ���������:'���������������������������,'  ^kutpd' tljjfr Slmr^i ..  Jonah aad''tlio wUu.li*���������.w������re partiug  cotuptxn'y 'vfhfn the iatti'r roainrkod:  i^I *imppostj' ydn Utti������iiil to-, write nn'  account QfVyoift oxporienoe with mo.''  'T .certainly do," replied Jonrtli. "Havo  yoaqtiy'objections?"', '" ->  ���������" ���������'NfW'iit..ti!:l',t,'.%!d'tUe" whale, "but  I want you���������;to,romo,f������bop tl)iit V -mbnlt-  oxpect my sbiire of Uip'proceeds. I  hhv������ givmi yMi J������1������lriRtrfor iorao throe  days i'i*i'e bt chiir������v. nnd I hnvo been  u sort of ,������'olhiUoriibfr Iti i'tirnlHliind  mawrial for t}u������ utoiyV I uliitil tli������i'o������  ,fnr^.'esiu>Vt'>'otrlo"Ht>nd''MW tt chock  upon UH>5ji.ublidjiio������ ;of, your article."  A Curliiw* riurk.  In o������e ;0f Jiu������(xrl������!������,!t' watchhihklflu oh*  tabllj'luuctrtsi'ln ������urhti tl������'������r(e,lH'toi'be  Boon a remarkable* curiosity in Uw way  of wntdi or. cfocli .ma,Uuig. Tlio tlmo-  ph'eo Jii. In, tho fprui of u bull, which  uiovi'fJmp'i'ncVptlbiy, a������iwn nu ImJHiied  siiVf(iMvwiUiour, rolltaff.' a'lio'length of  tills'InViintsd' surf*ac������?,wlilcb I* jlxtoon  ta U'llui/j 1:j tivebt'T-uu' horn's^ Tbcn  the hall only need* lifting to the top  njrrthi. Thl������ cxtrn.irdlnar.p timepiece  hns tw "prinjj nnd therefore nowln' no  winding.   This, bunds are kept In mo������  tlt|Vt U>   liltf. kMUtUti   UiOUtf nu iuci.uud  plauoj~Loodon Globe. -:  * ^    ^..    ���������    ������������������-   ...    m.  ': Art ff'dnmn.  "I und-'rstjind you have a nupibor of  art trofisuren."  "Any numbef of ���������<���������,n.,, answered Sir.  Cumrax.  '���������Uj'.JI^'.way, baw wjuM you defiue  anorttwmu'rur  "An art treasure, an nearly aa I can  flffttn* It out 1$ ftommhlng that If eon*  aldorod all tbe mom raiuable for being  seoofidiiand gooda."  try." And the possibility of ono international match ended forthwith.���������  Chicago Post.  Lord Charles Beresford. used to  think; that book-Keeping- -was :thb ,most  difficult of all studies.    ���������-. ,   ���������  ���������_ i  That Cough  which ordinary remedies have not reached,  ill quickly yield to  It cure* thoae herry, deep-Muted mof ha^-ttkes awmy  the soreneM���������heal* the throat���������������tre&t^hena the lunga.  Kane the lew effective becauae it ia pleasant to take.  Just try one bottle iad see bow quickly you get rid  of that cough.   *>t your druegtsts. Mc bottle.  TWENTY-THIRD  ANNUAL STATEMENT  ���������OF  THE���������  orfh American Life  iany   HOME   OFFICE   ii2=>n8 King Street West, Toronto,  For the Year,Ended 31st December*!  Dec. 31,  1902.���������To Net Ledger Assets     BECJUIlTSj.  Hoc. 31, 1903.���������To Cash for Trembuns     ... ������������������,  ���������To Cash on liiv-jstnu.'iits     _-' .���������^4,773,785 35  51,132,616 Ul  2-1S.74Y) 78'  ]>IJSB1JRSFiX[EXTS.'  -ftt,3!M.;8C3 69  ..?6,153,149 04  Dec. 31, 1903.���������By payaients for Death Claims,, Profits,  etc   5423,217 80  ���������By  all  other payments       355,7^0 4.3  ASSETS.  -S    778,938 29  80,^76,^10 76  Dec. 31, 1903.���������By MortRages, etc.  .    ...   $l,003,bQ-t 06  ���������  .      . ��������� Uy StocKs, lionrls,-niid'Debentures.-   (market     value  ,      .    $3,170,047.47  ���������     3,148.:vl5 88     *  ���������By Heal Estate, including company'B   building-   ...   .���������'    <i74���������'596 62  ���������By Loans  on  Policies,  etc ���������       303,969 63  ���������By Loans on Stocks (nearly all  oh  call)   ' .'���������     >113,.')10 84    -_^By_^CaslLJa^BankB^ftiid^QU^ianclj,,^., .��������� ^_ ,., 43.584Jia___J__  lection  i,  -By   Premiums   outstanding)   etc.   (less . cost. of   cot  -By, Interest and iieiPts due  and   accrued   ..1" ...' ...  ���������'.  ' IiIA������n������ITIES.  Dec, Sly 1903".���������To Guarantee Fund'.) ���������'...-' ... .".jil$-     60,d00 00  ���������To   Assurance   snd   Aimntiity Keserve  ,,lf.Utid    .,,  ��������� rr.  .���������       4,974,197  00  '  '         ���������To Death 'Losses uwalllni;'proofs, contingent expenses, etc _ _ ,        41..367 02  $5,y70.il0 78  fii"<8,937 i4  40,052 89  So.tWri.lOO 78  -$n,07.'i.504 OS  SJET SURFX.U4 .,.���������....., * ,.������������������..;....    ������550,830.76  Audited and found correct���������.Tohn N. Lake, Auditor.  ���������Wm. T..Standen, Consultin������f Actuary.   ,   .  ���������New insurance Issued dunlnef 10p8. ���������.. ,..������������������'.!.'...',.. :.y ...v.:,...' .".C.,., ���������..,)...' 't'T>,884,890  Bolnej'the best year in O'enenil Urnnch iri'the history 'of the Conipa'ny. ������������������  , .���������Insiiranf.e.ln fpr,t;e a.t,.end. oL30.03 aiet).������ ,.,..,........... -.���������'^.-iri2.077  *Ivo uiontlily or-Provident poH������'.ies were-issued���������this branch- having buwi di.scon-  tlnuod. ;;   ,���������;  PAK8IDKXTV , "'  ���������   ',* ':'-'    '������������������,*���������'JOflN L.   lir.AIK7K.   '���������"���������;'���������''.���������  :''  :;.'������������������������������������ '.'    ������������������ ������������������   VIOBw!������BK8U)KiirlrH,' ���������..'���������,  JAMES THpnilU^N, M.D...     '     '  ���������  .    ' '   ' '       ���������" Medical Director.  wc-N, sjk ,,w;,.n. MnriEiXTi-r, k. o.  DIUKOTpIW, ; . ���������  HON. S13\y'AT0H'"'0OWANi,*'C,0.',''LX.tl.l 6,M..ii,    ��������� ^K.-GtirUNlj-V. KSQ.J  L. W, S.M1TH,, -ySU,, -lC,,Ol,.Ti..l),L.1-.     l,       -t     ' - ������������������{')��������� J. W��������� O.SUOl'NRv KSQ.  ,l  '     D.'aTcOllAft. ESft., dUKLPll1.1;? '  MANAIUXU  imiKCHOH,      v  'L. OOLUM'.VN, A.i.A.('F.0,'A''.' ������������������'-    "'' ���������  l*KCR.ETAHY SU|������KltINTKNI>WNT OV AUKNC1K9.  W. B. TAYLOR, B.A,,' L L 13. .,    T. (1, "UfCpyjCKY. '  The report, containing the proceedings of tho "Annual  Meeting,  held on  Jan.  28th last, showing marked proofs nf tho continued' progress und solid petition of  the Company, avJIMio seta to,policy-holders,     I'aiiiphl'ets explttnutory of the at*  trftctH'o  investment  plans  of   the   Company  nniU a copy, of the  Annual  lieport,  ''showing its.unexcelled financial petition, will ho'.furnished on upplioaviqn to the  , Home Office or, any of the  Company's AgencleH;'��������� ��������� * '  forgetful Dlsruell's Lack,  , la couveraatlon witli the writer flio  lute Lprd Rowtou told tlie followltJB,  Btor.v: Tlio tiillc bad turned upon Mrs.  Bryilgos Wlllj'flmR, tlie lady who left  .hor fortune to Lord Boiicpnsflold nnd  nUout wlmrti tlioi-o lindjuat lit'on n con-  trover**' Jn Hie I^ojidon newswupors.  "Dlswy,told mo tlit������ story of Unit <>pl-  tiodo, 'Ito rooolvod one morning n let-  tnr from Mrs. VVl)!yHin������, tVlioni li������ did  not know, In which ������lic hi-Ul thnt Hho  hud mid Ills Hovel* with much Inter-  oHt, iinil would llko to mntie his ik.'-  (I'.iiiliiiiiiR'O. SIjo jiIho iiwla'd ft (jticstlou  which rond^rcd It��������� norPMnry for hlni t������  nnswer tlio lf������ti(>i'.' V'nfwvn������ht������'ly th'.'  lottpr. Win Jflft ill Mi grt'iitcoi|t jiucUot,  iind DI/.SS.V did nqt wear thd co������t until  Hi'vpi'jii "montlm'iiftor, when he Imp-  penrdto bo in tlio south of England  nad In the very town In which Mm.  \VIII,viii'K* lived. Coniliiw iierow* the  lottcv In micli dremnatunooH, It o&  cumd to blra to call upon Uer, and  ������lin llimv������ht, lite I'flYryhi-* thn tettor ������0  long n limit him nnd then calling thnt  Hlie doeldwl on lenvln������ hltn Uer fortune, That bIiowh how wIh������ ti it not  to mmver letters," uddod Lord Row*  ������V rf"������w.*     *  - ......  I It is 'unnounet'd. tbnt. (JUri'muiy will  rewnhi noutrnl whijo KuhkU\ und Ju-  piin llfrlit.  Meunwhlle tho flehn.xn kuii  jworKs will; ho pri'pnred u> rocoivo  propnSfils from  liolh sides. J  VU''ciiiiiit' Wol'si'li'V, 'trliWI j.'i"<������l(i|i'r i\m  ,ln������ Ik, ii(h(il������i-i'tlini liwiK highly Hiipi'i'-  KiifluiiH, livliL'slng In. tjfilwi p utv'.i'jty  i>f IimKv mill iinliiclxV .(jiiii'tiH und iic-  ' .OII)������.'' :���������  SH5HSSMW  BAB FIXTURES  | PO^L TABLES.  The   llruiitHli   llnlkr Iiilli-mli-i-   in,  J, D. OLARK, Agent* Wlnnlpoij.  9S9  The- l������������imHr.  "In your hncbelom' club wbit li tht  ponnliy for morrylnirr  ������������������������liirrlii8e."-jrown Toplei.   Up linrw Thnt, ,  "Do yon think." Inipitred the fnqnhtf-  tlve man, "that ������ collect eflucaOoB  liuy-V  ���������������������������v,.||," repllwl tlie nan whe aid Jnit  ft-cld tt tuition bill for bit ton, Til bet  ltprij9tli*coll*f������." . "' ���������.  Hewspapor> W Old Country  nnd MAGAZliiEaTPERlODICALB, liOOKn. etc,,  dlipaiiiivd lo oubgcrib"^ hv fsnt mails by  WM, DAW80W * I0NI, Limited, Cnnnon  TTC'.!-",   t������-'"������������'l,>'  n-llHIfj.-    t^'nrf,-n^������-^,.Hn^,  The laieeht .Subscription Agency in the world,  bend lor our nil. i ic������ on M^puuituu, Uu  1������W.  Pforopt end reli������Ue. ^_   HAS Rf  EQUAL  ���������pllntf,  Ourbf,  ._������~..--*^ *���������������.-������������������������   4StBsV*. *\  (*  1,  V  THE  CUMBERLAND NEW S  Issued Every Tuesday.  W.B.ANDERSON,1     -     -     -      RDITOR  :  *-  TChe ooluinna of The Nswsve op*-n to til  n������Jiq wish to express thereiu views -o nisi-  tert of puhlio iuttrest.  Whil������ v-) (U n>t hold mrselves re    rati  (tie for the utterances of correspondence, we  reserve  the r ght   of  declining to laser  oVa.uiimoatioim unnecessarily personal.  72l*lEC������5<������|-  NEWSHECt MUSlt  ���������-FREE::'    ,-    -, ���������a^wsssasMBB  Chance to .Join a Clab Tliat Will  Sfabe and inn w��������������� *-- ���������  Oboooooooo OOOOOOUOf  TUESDAY. APRIL 19 1904  Telegraphic News  o   ���������    ���������  St Petersburg, 13th, 10 p.m.���������A  big battle is rnging at Port Arthur.  Admiral Mackenauff hns been kill-  fd while going out to meet the J p-  ane<e fleet off Port Arthur. Tlie  flagship Pe'.ropaulovek struck mine  in the cuter roadstead and sunk  with 800 souIp on board, only 4 of  the crew were saved. The vessel  ,w������s flying the flag of Vice Admiral  Makaroff. The naval battle was  still in progress nccording to last  reports of reliable authority.  St Perersbnrg, 13th 11 pim.���������  Regarding the disaster at Port  , Arthur, Grand Duke Cyrilberg is  reported wounded. The Pelropu  uluvflk Kunk with all on board and  Admiral Makaroff drowned.  St Petersburg,  13th~-Gen Kuro-  patkin wires that three boat loads  of Japanese^ Were surpriped as they  wer������ landing on  Salniond Island  by a parity-of Russian rlmr-shoot-  on*.     The Japanese   were   taken  completely by surprise and all' of  them were killed and' their boat**  I. punk,   The despatch also adds that  .'.''A ilushi.-ui  ������<>ld ers   tot  in o  ��������� l.e  ���������Lo-W-i i .of Jfi nn uipo'-a nd_were. ���������A>li ,; f d-  to Kwini the river, hotly puiniitd by  the Japanese in boats.   A   iU;ul)������r  of Ru.-'siiiw in ������bo.t> cime to the  re-cue and pursued all Use Japan?  e������e until  they were all wiped out.  Clu'foo, 13th, 11 a.m.~-Sound8 of  heavy firing   were  heard at .half  punt fix o'clock this morning off  Port Arthur.     The Ion-- expectei  pea  fight   among   the  Miuo   Tao  i������-lands ban tnV-n place,   The Jap  battleshipAsahi flying an admiral's  flg was seen oil hero jvaorduy go  ing west.  St Petersburg, 13th���������-It waB rumored here lo*nightUnit Rear  Admiral Prinoy Dukl misky, acting  commautltfr <������f the riu-flittn flt-et at  Port Arthur engaged 18 Japanene  -wurtihipH off Port Arthurtiii*- afternoon.   A fierce Htruggle ensued.  Chefoo. 18th���������A private despatch  from Port Arthur says the Japs  attacked that place at daylight to*  day and that the Russian fleet as-  sikted by the forts drove the enemy  awtiy.   Thu town wan not d imaged.  St Petersburg, 13th���������Intense excitement has been cauced by the reports Hpn-ad brondca t ill t'io oily  regarding I he disaster at Port Arthur  Wei Hai \Ve\, 14th-The anion  fought off Port Arthur appears to  h ive conflicted of x\n unsu'Oef-sfu'  a tempt made by four Japanese  cruiser* and one battleship to intercept a Russian cruiser coming from  the Ease. The Russian cruiser  Askold and a battleship went to  assistance of the Russian cruiser.  The forts at Port Arthur did not  participate in the action. The firing was continuous. Details aro  1*r������Wrij������;.   *  St. r-dtereburg, 13th���������Regarding  (he disaster at Port Arthur the  Grand Duke Cyril being wounded,  between whom and the Ruxnian  throne there is only a single life,  mikes matters very grave.  free at charge.   BCoffers ^SKST** V**ulom  blecashprlses totocmhe?.    ���������a*8*1*p.8������������"l valu*.  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George Curtis,    when inlormod    oi  my decision,    kissed-   my    forehead,  called mo "his dear little girl," gavo  me a very handsome diamond locket  which ho hung about my neck   with  old-fashioned gallantry, and then evi-,  dently considering that he had gone  through everything that could    possibly be required of him in the way  of love-making,    he retired    to    the  library, and was soon as deep in his  beloved books, with my father at his  elbow, as if nothing unusual had occurred.,  And after a few days I   became  accustomed  to. the-, idea,-    saw j  much \o reconcile- myself to the   or- j  rangement, and did not regret my determination. y I  Eut all that was before I had scca  Mark Th.i--t.lPhy.                           ' > :     '  CHAPTER VI. J  One morning, soon after my return from Seaclitf, I was perched, at  tho top of the library ladder,, dusting the books.  A big��������� holland apron covering the  whole skirt of my dress with a bib  of the same, pinned up under my.  chin, preserved my not over-fresh  blue cotton dress from the further:  ravages of dirt and dust.   . ,-"."  Once a month, knowing that no  servant was ever allowed to lay a  profane finger upon papa's precious  folios, and that if I did not ��������� dust  them myself they would in time corrode and rot away under the accumulating filth of ages, I was in the  habit of giving up a whole morning  to the . purifying of their ancient  bindings. Upon these occasions I resigned myself utterly to my fate,  and "went dirty���������not fit to be  seen."  Having been    for more    than    an  ���������_ hour_at_my_W0tk ,_my_f ace, hands, _  collar, and culls had all darkened into one uniform grayness; dust lay-  thickly amongst the coils of my  hair, until Its original bright color  must have been quite undistinguish-  atile; dust also floated in clouds  down my throat and up my-nose, so  that I choked and sneezed incessantly. Altogether, I do not suppose  that at any moment of my life there  had over been in my appearance fewer traces of that "beauty" which my  friends were wont to ascribe to  mo.  Suddenly I hoard papa's voice in  the passage, saying:  "We shall And her here, I think;  .this way, if you please, Mrac ���������Featherstone; take caro of tho stop,"  The door is thrown open, and   en-  .. tor papa and Mr. Curtis.,   accompan-  ���������'���������' ied by a lady, a perfect stronger   to  ���������   me, but   whom,   from having    just  heard her name, I at once recognized  to be,Mr. Curtis'"sister,  Would any one but a man and a  father havo placed an unfortunate  girl in such an unpleasant position ?  Papa, who know perfectly well that  1 had been grubbing away at his  ��������� bopks for more than an hour, and  that 1 must consequently be filthy,  instead of kooping her in. Iho garden  or tho dining-room, and sending a  message to mo to corao, which would  at least, have given mo lime to  havo washed my hands and face,  ��������� brings in this most formidable por-  ���������fionago���������a sister-in-law to bo���������to bo  introduced for tho Urst time to tho  penniless girl who is ongagod to bo  married to her wealthy brother.  In tho whole roiirnn of my life T rtn  not think J have over felt so thar-  oughly���������nonplussod as I did on that  occasion.  J scuttled down from my exulted  position on the top of tho ladder,  and stood before my visitor tlio vory  Incarnation of awkwardness.  Tito contruHt between us must  havo boon mifllciontly fflnflng, J in  my rumpled yellow print drew- and  dirty fuco, and Mrfl. Foutliorstono In  tho most gorgeous toilette that a  fashionnbla dressmaker could devise.  Hor attlro was Indeed rcsplendnnt,  Hor tnsto tn drosn, as I afterwards  leurnod to know, was more Mi-iking  than roflnt-d. She alTwtod brilliant  colors and showy materials with  small regard to tho suitability of the  occasion to tho splendors of her rul*  wont.  Sho woro a crimson and black  rlrrm of fiinnintrlv mfnirled snilnnnd  velvet,  deeply trimmed with    heavy  'til   II1III4I',   UllU   UCIIIIIhUri   Vllvut    lull  to match. Sho wit* a handsome woman of about forty.     When youngor  sho must have been vory beautiful,  nnd hnr figure was still slight    and  pleasant ono. Hor dark hair, cut in  a stiff lino across hor brow, gave  her a hard, and Dutch-doll-like appearance, and her eyos, also dark,  nnd set rather near togother, imparted a somewhat insincoro expression to her fuco. The narrow litaffc  eyobrews, too, looked as if they  knew how to rrowl, nnd thor<������ wm������--  nu unpleasant compression about tin.'  corners of h������r mouth which impress,  ������d mo unfavorably.  Who stood   in   her gorgeous   raiment in the middle of our dingy little library, like a plate out   of   a|  fashion   book, and   looked at much  out of place in it oa a Cane   lessee  mine in a cabbage garden. I am not  ordinarily overawed by fine clothes;  but standing there opposite to that  splendid woman in red, a little dusty  girl in a cotton frock, I clearly appreciated the vulgarity of mind, so  far more unpardonable than any  vulgarity of manner, that' had made  Mrs. Featherstone deck herself out:  so magnificently to pay her first visit.  to a country girl iii her own shabby  house. Yet I confess that I could  not help feeling that I was taken at  a disadvantage. Had I been only  clean, I could have defied her; but.  how to be dignified in a dirty print  dress with one's whole person smothered from head-to foot in dust.  There was nothing for it but to  make the best of it.  "I bid afraid I am not fit to be  touched," I said, drawing back from  the speckless tan suede glove that  was .'hold out somewhat hesitatingly  towards me.  "Oh, my dear, you look charming," was the answer, with a.beaming smile���������"more charming even than  George's    letters    had prepared    mo  for."  ..Which, being clearly a falsehood,  had'''the effect of making me fool  in ore uncomfortable than before, and  set me against her at once. I would  sooner she had said: "You look like  a pig," and then we could havo  laughed off the situation together,  and been friends over it.  "in that case my looks miist belie my feelings," 1 answer, shortly;  "for 1 feel filthy,. Mr. Curtis," turning to my Jietrolhod, "you should  have told me you wore going to  bring your sister to see me.",  "1 came down the last train yesterday, quite unexpectedly, George  und 1 thought wo would surprise  -you - tin's���������morn ingT���������bulr-somc���������people-  do not like surprises," with a comprehensive glance from the apex ior  my milled auburn head down to"'the  hem of my dusty cotton robe.  "Had I known of this honor, Mrs,  Pent hersl one, .1 would have pi it on  my best'gown, I ��������� assure yo.," .1  answer sarcastically.  "How kind of you;" very sweetly.  ���������'���������"It is 'not very beautiful, perhaps; but I still do not usually dust  ���������papa's books in it."  "T would leave the dusting to   the  housemaids, dear, if I were you."  ��������� "I do not think you would if you  knew   the    importance   of   books,"  with a polito laugh. -  "But then I don't, I. suppose1 "  "So I should imagine,"- rather  contemptuously, .."���������'.  Meanwhile, tho two gentlemen  stood comfortably chatting .together, neither of them having ' the  faintest idea that warfare was'going  on openly under their noses. It is  wonderful how dense men are in the  matter of female battles. My father  and Miv Curtis had evidently.' no  idea that we woro not con versing together with the most"sisterly sweetness. They turned towards us now  with placid countenances.   v  "Can wo riot give Mrs, Feather-  stone somo lunch, Freda?" asks my  father, pleasantly, "if she will be so  kind as to stay for It, now sho has  coino to seo us?"  Mrs. Featherstone turned with a  bewitching gruce. Sho wos a systematic cnptlvntor of tho male sex,  and hod to tbcm all, young and old  ulike, a charmingly-flattering manner. ' ,  "TJonr Mr, ClIfTord, how   kind    of  you!    Nothing I should like hotter���������  ���������I.shall bo delighted."  "j urn afraid wo havo not very  much to olTor, but if you will not  mind our simple fore���������just cold meat  and nn npple-puddlng from our own  orchard���������" sit Id my fatbor, opolo-  gotit'ully.  Mrs. Featherstone interrupted him  eaRorly. Sho don ted on cold wont,  she unld: iind ns to apples, why  (hero wns nothing in tho world sho  liked better! An iipple-pudtling tens  to hor, iho way sho spoko of it,  tjijitn the most rochwht* luxury that  Froncatolli could supply,    '  With an nxeuso relative lo the preparing of the above-mentioned dahv-  ths, T flipped awny   upstairs,   nnd  proceeded   to change my! dusty gar-  ��������� if ...    in      ,.,. . i  i������viit.">   Mui   ������������������>.   .<>.,,   , i:;> ..   t,, .,;.,'..;;;,  lint for n hrnwn-rmllnnd rfrot** of  Quakerish jilnlnness���������clean ns fionp������  nnd-Wator could mako It. When T  seo an over-dressed woman, it is always my vanity to out-do simplicity  i ������������������������<������������������( TTnvintr thoroughly removal  nil traces of tho dusting, nnd  ���������mouthed my ruswot-brown head till  it (hone much llko 8nrnh's copper  preserving-part, I issued forth again  fiftin my chamber, cleansed, and, In  uiv right mind, prepared to defy  vti>   T-Vafber������������nn*������, in nil her elnry  Our guests had l������?en walking  i-.HMiff ttm gnrdr>n, nnd tipnn mv  .oiimig them we all went Intolutirh-  *-on.  Xlrsi Fcalhcrstono stepped in  thnuirh the French window, in s  di-lightfui ftate of antliusiasm wiih  the vio-Jf���������the garden, thr������ orchnnl  *h������������ grnwl Wiuks, tb*������ old wuli. U.������  i'hlekent   and the plga, with every.  thing, in point of fact, belonging to  us.  My father followed her closely, evidently enchanted with her���������his face  was beaming with smiles. I could  have shaken him!  We sat down, I was painfully conscious that tho cold shoulder of  mutton "turned over" was only the  remains of our last night's dinner,  and of thero being absolutely nothing else for the first course. No  raised pies, no cold ham. no pressed  beef, no mayoriaise of fowl; nothing,  in short, that constitutes luncheon,  properly so called, in the eyes of thu  rich and well fed. For- second course  there was the piece d* resistance���������  the apple-pudding; and with its arrival my feelings became calmer.  Xhit through it all Mrs. Feather-  stone kept up an uninterrupted flow  of delight.  "AVhat delicious mutton, Mr. Clifford! Where do "you. get such good  moat? George, yours is never half  so tender."  "Well, I believe it comes from my  own park, Clara���������at least, if you  get it from Dickson's in the village,  Henry." ;���������������������������"',������������������'.      '  "Ah, then it must be the cooking," returned his sister, glibly,  withotit being in tho least disconcerted. "I never enjoyed anything so  iniich; and what delicious lettuces,  so much crisper than any we ever  can get at Eddingtbn. But my brother's gardener cares for nothing  else but the vinery, -Mr. Clifford; everything else is 'neglected. Now  yours, I can see," pays proper attention to the-vegetables."  "I am afraid old Davy has nothing else to attend to, Mrs. Feather-  stone," said papa, simply; "but I  am very glad you like the lettucea.  1 am sure it is very good of you t^o"  be so pleased with all we can give  you in my little cottage."  "Oh, but I love cottages! and  yours is so pretty. I always think  small rooms are so cosy, one loses  oneself at Eddington. I assure you  I am quite taken with your little  house." This was said with the  most gracious condescension.  I began talking to her brother. I  really > felt I could no longer bear to  listen to the woman and to watch  papa's smiling and delighted face,  as ho responded to her insincere flattery.  I made, mentally, some sage reflections upon the extraordinary ease  with .which a man of sense and  -learning���������may���������be-gullcd-by-an-artful-  I. and good-looking woman. A few  pretty speeches, a little enthusiasm,  a smilo <or two, and the deed is  done, aad the captive led off in triumph behind tho victorious car of  the captor.  When I heard Mrs. FeatherstoncV  turning, at last; from tho exhausted  topic of the food, attack papa upon  his weakest point���������the.-'dictionary-  pouring out a string of eager and  pressing questions upon this much-  loved hobby, then. I knew that his  conquest was completed, and that ho  wjis indeed a slave, chained and  bound hand and foot. *  ���������"I had rid idea that Clara took so  much' interest in books," said Mr.  Curtis, aside, to mo, looking at her  curiously;:  i'l don't suppose she had any idoo,  of it herself till just now," I answered.  it ts to bo presumed tnat George  ��������� Curtis know    his   sister    tolorahly  ; well, andi although ho ovidontlyad-  ���������m'irbd hor in "a;quiet, fraternal way,  ;ho.did not, perhaps, piaco that implicit   faith    in ,hor wh.ch ho might  have done had he not been hor brother, ���������������������������.,,;.���������  "I hopo you Will got on with  Clara, my dqar Freda,"  "I hopo I may," I replied, in, I  fear, a vory unhopeful tone of voice.  "Clara, will you explain to Fredd  the object of our visit?" ho said,  aloud, turning to his sister.  "Oh; ^certainly. Qoorgo and I  camd to ask you, Froda, if you and  Mr. OliiTord will corno and Btay at  Eddington next week. I want to fill  the hou'so for tho 20th, and to ask  some of the neighborhood to a little  dance; and X hopo you will come and  Join our party."  "Yob, n\y dear; we think it will bo  a good opportunity of introducing  you to my friends as my future  wifo." And Goprgo. Curtis laid J\Js  hand kindly on mino,  , 1 hesitated. Tho prospect of tho  gayoty allured mo; but tho thought  of thus publicly confirming my ul-  legianco, and proclaiming my en-  gagoment to the world, made my  heart sink.  But whilst I paused,for nn answer  that should lie ambiguous and uncompromising, . papa stopped in and  accepted tho invitation with delight  and with eagerness.  I shall bring up the books and  manuscripts, Goorgu, and wo cun  worn awny jMim>ut>jy; tor, ol cuurnv,  Mm, VvhlLvinUmc null JYuJu tun vu-  tuitain your guests."  "Yos, I shall certainly bo able to  entertain my brothur's guests, Mr.  0111101x1," remarked Mrs, Foathor-  pt/i������u>( qolfily ������li(. imnde ������>o tnvld-  ious oiuphasia in that simple sentence, and her eyes wore bent upon  the diamond ring which she was  twisting round and round upon her  finger; but, being Interpreted to my  acuta perception, the words 'meant'.  "I Khali entertain tho guests. Vour  daughter will have absolutely nothing to *ny ������o It, and ������hc had.hotter  not interfere with uiel"  But thu men; of courso, saw nothing.  "That is a most charming wo-  tnanf" exclaimed papa, when our  gitetta had driven oil and we   were  lefti  '���������l\  ���������Jone.  nswt-red not.  "You are a very fortunate girl,  Freda, to have such a delightful person for a sister-in-law."       <       /  "J am glad you like her, papa. I  am not sd sure that I do; and I  am quite sure that she dislikes me."  Papa .stopped short, and surveyed  me ovor the top of his eye-glasses  with unfeigned amazement. -  "You do take the most outrageous  fancies, child, of any female thing I  came across! Dislike you! What can  you mean? Why, she was open-  mouthed in admiration of you, 1 assure you! Whilst wo were going  round the garden before lunch, she  said to m������ what a lucky fellow  George was, and declared that she  was quite in love with you herself.  Those were her very words."  I could not help laughing. "?.!y  dearest father, in that diny dress!  Pray remember what an object I  looked! And, by the way, how  could you be so cruol as lo bring  her into the library, when you knew  I was dusting the books? It was  too bad of you, papa!" .  "My dear, what was wrong about  you? I am sure you looked exceedingly nice���������in fact, you always do.  There was nothing at all the. mat-  tor'' with your appearance, was  there?"  - "Only that I was as black as an  inhabitant of Central Africa!" 1  answered, laughing.  "Well, it did not signify at all,  Freda. No one noticed it, I assure  you. Mrs, Featherstone'was 'much  taken with you; and 1 am rejoiced  to think, my dear child, that you  are to have a sister and- sucli a companion. You have lived too much  alone with old men, my dear; and a.  lady such as Mrs. Featherstone will  be a real advantage to you."  CHAPTER VII.  A few days later I penned the following letter to Delia:  .'.'My Dearest Bella,  "Wonderful things have happened;  papa and I are going, on Tuesday,  to ��������� spend a week at Eddington;  thero is to be a housefull of pydple-  and a ball, and Mrs. Featherstone.is  to do the honors. I.can't bear her!  sho is handsome in person and con-,  sidercd charming in manner; but  unreasonable as it sounds, 1 have  taken a.perfectly causeless antipathy  to her, which is, I am sure, reciprot  cated.   .For all that,    I am looking  Joi-ward���������to._going���������4tb_Bddin^toi,i, it,  \V>11 be a'change, and any variety is  pleasant, to relieve tho normal dul-  ness of Slopperton. I shall write  and tell you all about our visit.  "However, this is by no means all  I have to tell you. Yesterday, Mr.  Curtis asked me if I would marry  him at the end of October instead of  -Waiting for the new year. The fact  is, both he and papa want to be  settled before the winter, and our  landlord has been hore to tell papa  ho has found a tenant who will take  the remainder of our leaso off our  hands if he can have the house by  the 1st of November, as he wants it  for tho hunting season. It took  awoy my breath first, I would not  hear of it; but papa told mo it was  quite wrong to let frivolous capricos  intorfore with everybody else's comfort and convenience, and that I was  dreadfully selfish to wish to put off  the marriaigo so long, and it certainly does seem a pity to loso tho  chance of lotting tho cottage so advantageously. In short, 1 supposo  you will bo very angry, Bella; but I  havo consented, and my wedding-day  is fixed for tho 24th of October, and  it is now tho 10th of August!'After  all, you know, thoro really was no  object in putting it off; having decided to marry a man it is a pity  to do it ungraciously; and papa is  vory pleased; for it will mako a  grsat difforonco in tho comfort of tho  dear old man to bo sottlod comfortably at Eddington boforo the winter  I sots in. Oh I Bella, what shall ��������� I  say to you? I can almost hear all  tho angry things you will say of mo!1  Do conio to my wedding, darling; i  shall want you to bo with mo so  droudfulJy, You know I, can't help  it; and I shall bo vory happy I  darosay by-and-by. Wrlto and toll  mo you do not think mo hufeful, and  lot ino look forward to having you  hero to help ino through.  "Your afloctionato frlond,  "Froda."  By return of post I rocoivud this  answer:  No, Freda, I will not como to your  wedding. J havo no words to toll  you bow dreadful I think it thut  you should bo sold.to a man you do  not oven protend to lova; and as to  your father������������������ Well, J had bottor,  perhaps, not hny what 1 think ol  I.hn, Nothing would induce mo to  Uu pruHout, 1 dud not protend to ho  jinrttmilnrly imunvldly���������nnd I vnliin  tho good thing* of life quite as  much as any woman��������� a gruat deal  moro than you do���������but to ������oo a  young girl mcrificcd, not to her own  duBiro for a wealthy match���������that I  could at least understund���������but merely to piuiise tne wmuitt oi ittvttui-  hsh old men, is moro than I can  hoar, r assure you I am too fond  of you to bo an eyo-witness of such  a painful ceremony an your wodding  would bo to mo. e>  "I havo shown your letter ?o  Mark, and he quito'agroat with me,  I haw told him that if he can savo  you before it is too late he will be  doing a good action, Jf you had  stayed with me a few days longer I  buHovo you would have found a wart  powerful argument in your own  heart against this marriage than  any I am able to tw. t w*f*fc 1  could soy wow.   I do not take any  interest at all in your visit to Eddington. Pray do not write about  it. If you will have the courage to  break off this hateful match, cbmo  to me at once- I will receive you  with open arms; but till then don't  expect any sympathy from me.  "Yours affectionately.  '"Isabella Thistlcby."  Now, in all this letter, only one  ���������sentence produced the smallest impression upon me, or seemed to be  of the slightest importance in my  eyes.  "I havo shown your letter to  Mark, and he quite agrees with me."  I read . theso words over and over  again. I jiictured to myself the impatient way in which my letter had  been flung across tho breakfast-table  for Captain Thistloby's inspection.  Had thero come any light into those  dark eyes as they had rested upon  my handwriting, I wondered, or any  gloom upon that handsome face as  he had ready its purport? Did he  give his opinion, that so entirely coincided with Delia's, calmly and dispassionately, as'though giving judgment on a case in which he had no  personal concern or interest? or had  there come a trouble and turmoil into his heart as he read of my wedding-day���������tho - day that was to divide me forever from himself?  A sort of wild hope that he would  save nie yet flashed into,my m>nd���������  that he would (lever let me go without an effort���������t'hdt ��������� he would come  to me, and bid me give up everything for him. And, if so, should I  do so? Should I give up rny rich  husband, and break papa's heart-  all for tho handsome face of a man  I hardly knew? Oh, yes; I thought  I would.    Let him only xome!  I    was  glad   that  Mark  Thistleby  had seen my'letter, although, when I  wrote it, nothing was further   from  my    thoughts   than  that ho  should  read    it.    I lived  for the next   few  ���������.days   in    a .vague-..state of expectation; lie would make somo sign,     I  thought;   he    would ' come,  or     he  would write. , Involuntarily, I listened for the" sharp ringing of Jthe gate-  "bell,    and my heart, heat when the  postman   came   up the gravel-walk.  .But   nothing   happened;   and     time  passed' on as usual,  till at last the  day came for  our visit to Bdding-  ton.  Eddington Hall is a Very fine old  place, and is one.of the show houses  of tho country. It is. a red-brick  -E-lizabet-hian----mansionT-malloW(-idJ_by_���������I  time into that delicious color- so ���������  dear to a painter's eye, which redbrick alone- is' able to'assume. There  , are mulJlbned windows . and great  stacks . of chimneys, and a broad  flight of white, stone steps leading  up to tho terrace-walk in front; a  tennis lawn and a .bowling-green to  the right, anil a quaint, straight-  walked flower garden to the left,  with a fountain/in the ��������� contra of it.  It is surrounded on all sides by a  deer park, where the trunks of ancient oaks aro half smothered in, a.  thick forest of fern, and a'splendid  avenue of gigantic elm trees leads  up to-tho house. , You might look  all England through and t fail to  find such another model of a. vener- -  able and boautiful old placo as Eddington.   .  Often as I had boon thoro before, I  don't know that, I.. was ,,over more  struck by 'it's beauty and its charm  than when tho modest Slopperton  fly, which contained papa and -me  and our luggage, drew up in, front  of thovdoor.  George Curtis came across tho fine  old oak-panelled hull to meet us  with 'courteous words of gciitlo welcome, and then lend us into the  drawing-room, whoro his sister, ro-  splondont,' in a black and orange  satin tea-gown, reclined at full  length on an ottoman in the oriel  window.      ;  Mrs, Foathorstono mndo a show of  welcoming mo, with cordiality, and  thon turned to my fat hor with much,  emprossomont in hor manner,  H surprised mo that sho should  tako so'much troublo to bo pleasant  to a prosy old bookworm llko papa,  but I had yot to Jonrn that any  man, howovdr old and uninteresting,  was to Mrs, Foathorstono, at least,  hotter than none. Poor papa!, his  star was hot to bo for long in' the  ascendant.  Wo woro tho first of tho invited  guests to arrive. Soon I learnt that  several moro woro expected by the  afternoon train. I wquirod civilly  whothor Mr, VanUu-rstono, ol Whom  beyond the bnro fact of his oxtot"  onco I know absolutely nothing, wai  to he of tho party,  "Oh, yos, ho is coming, of course;  he lias boon in Norway. I haven't  soon htra for six wooks."  "You will bo delighted to ������co him  again, I suppose?" 1 remarked, presuming that nothing more polite  could possibly lie said under tha circumstances,  My futuru wihtor-in-law stared at  ���������ne for a minute almost angi'ly.  "What do you mean? But ah I  no," turning off with a short laugh,  "of course  you   don't   mean   any-  you are to be eurel" and ������no laughed heartily as if I had said something very witty.  l*������ W 001fTWTOi,l /  AW*������tt*tt ihm itvata.  "From a hasty diagnosis," tht phy  ilclan taid to the attendant!, "I Oil*  lit h������������ pneumonia.''  ������������������Not that, doctor," objected tnt������������������������  tleot, OTerbearlngblm. i in ������amm  nobody. Call it mvDonlt." .    -  ������m ���������������*,* ������M tht doctor In* *������wtr  tew, *r* mm aim i MugF'-**^  ���������ago Tribune,  / t  (J  THE GRAND  PROMOTER  Major Crofoof Has Jfa Heady  Cash, but Millions In  Ihe Future.  t  -\  I  icopyrlght;' 190S, by C. B. Lewis.]  THE German tailor had made a  timid call on Major Crofoot/  grand promoter and general  -,   -   schemer, with.a-little bill for  repairs to a suit, and as the major  received'and glanced at the bill he  'said:  <'My dear Mr. Schwartzenbnmmer,  this bill is made out in a business way  and footed up correctly.   It specifies  1 that I owe you 90 cents for services  rendered. I do not dispute it On the  contrary, I admit the indebtedness and  will now proceed to discharge It and  show my gratitude at the same time.  ., I propose to take you into one of the  most gigantic schemes of the age with  me and divide the profits."  "I like my 90 cent," replied the tailor  as he looked puzzled and perplexed.  "You shall have them, my dear man,  and millions more on top of them. Listen to me. I am about to contract for  the entire huckleberry crop of next  year at 7 cents a quart and raise the  price to 20. The estimated crop is 98,-  672,235 quarts; net profits, $890,000. A  clean, tidy business, with no tar or  grease to soil your hands and quick  returns on capital invested. No poli.tics  4 or religion In It, and the public must  have huckleberries no matter what the  price. Capital stock -limited to $50,000  and.all shares nonassessable. Apply at  once. All shareholders entitled to huckleberries at contract prices. You shall  come in with mo, and we will make an  even whack of expenses and profits. I  shall want $100 from you to help incorporate the concern. Can you pay it today?"  "You���������you mean I vhas to gif you  one hoonered dollar?" stammered the  creditor as his hair fairly stood up. ���������  "Yes; that will do at present, provided you want to make about $250,000  during the next year. Perhaps, however, you don't want .to waste your  , time on such small potatoes. If not let  me call,your attention to another sure  ~tlTin^TtrIcTlFWigin������rWith'^T~lHsTo"  buy 20,000 acres of New Jersey marsh  . lands and cultivate celery. The title of  the organization is to be tbe Great Unlimited New Jersey Celery Growers'  association. Our capital will be limited,  but,our celery will not. ,  *v*'You can see for yourself "what there  Is in it. Twenty thousand acres at $2  per acre is $40,000. Each acre will,  raise $60 worth of celery, making the  season's crop turn In $1,250,000. Say it  takes the $200,000 to pay for seed and  labor and sundries, and yet there is a  cool million to divide between us. Don't  * y  \  "UND X 00 Xm> HAP THItSn XiAWBTUTO OK.  TOfr sUID TBS TAILOll.  let tbli scheme get away from you, my  friend. Huckleberries may get sunburned and tbo price come down, but  cclory tnkei no risks.  "Certlficatei of snares will be out  next wock, and you never saw finer  printing in colon. If you can bring  no in $160 tbli afternoon as your half  of the expeniei of Incorporation and  buying poitage stamps I will be ready  fo Delect tbe land and don a deal next  week. Wbat do you lay?"  "I-I don't understand ber," replied  the tailor. "You owe mo 00 cent, but  you don't pay."  "That 1* a concise statement ot tht  ww. mv denr Mr. Kfhwnrtwnhammm-  ���������that is, I do not pay ready cash, bat  in place of it 1 offer you a fortune In  the immediate future, Perbapi you  do not cart to go Into huckleberries  or celery?   Wt til hatt our Uttlt  Mfnms. yon tmnw.   V>r? well.  "I now call your attention to tut  Croat American Matrimonial and Trutt  company, A person, eltber male or  female, desiring to enter into tne bonds  of wedlock calls at tut office and  learn name and partlcultre and paye  a fee of from f3& to $250 to be guaranteed. Kb tparklng. no jealousy, no  tote of time. Marrlagee brought about  within an hour If to desired. Partite  atorwerd tupplkd with maty lor  tht bridal tour and ett ap hi housekeeping en tht Installment plan.  De  positions most_ positively guaranteed.  No fear of marrying a drunkard on tbe  one hand or a bleached blond on the  other.i Molhers-in-iaw kept at a safe  distance or put out of the way entirely, Every marriage warranted for ten  years if rules and regulations are lived  up to. Are you catching on. my  friend?"  "I. bring, in a bill for 90 cent." replied the'tailor, "and you put bim  down on der desk."  ".fust so, but let vs continue a little  ��������� farther and see where our millions are  coming from. There are in the United  States at this moment 478,245 marriageable girls.   Make the average lot-  $50, and you see what there is in It.  A dividend of at least 25 per cent can  be declared every year. Keep your eye  on this scheme until you can unload  mining and railroad stocks and come  In out of the wet.. Certificates of  shares will be put at $5 each, so thnt  all can invest. Divorces procured for  grass widows at reasonable figures and  without unnecessary delay. How do  you like it, my friendV"  "Don't--<lon't I get my 00 cent?"  f\skcd. the, tailor in a helpless way as  he pointed to the bill lying on the  desk. ,       ,  "You do, tny dear creditor. You get  it a hundred thousand times over.  That's what l.'m working for. "You  have had confidence in my finr.ncinl  integrity, and I wish to^prove my gratitude. If you don't fancy What 1 have  mentioned why not join me in my lit-  Tje Florida scheme and be able to buy  a national bank within two years?  "Ten thousand acres of swamp 'lands  .can be bought hr Florida for $1 an  acre.. Each acre will furnish,pasture  ground for 12,000 frogs. At one year  old each frog will sell right there on  the ground for a dime. That is, his  hind legs will, while the rest jof bis  body can be fed to 10,000 duel's and  geese being raised for market at the  same time. No machinery to get out  Of order about-this scheme. Requires  no ice in summer atid no cold storage  in winter.' Capital' stock only $25,000  and monthly .dividends of 50 per cent  guaranteed. Bound to go with-a jump  ���������bound to. Cannot be consolidated  with-any gas company nor sold to an  English syndicate. Title not yet Selected, but will probably be the Great  Southern Frog and Fowl Raising company. Trustees holding funds fcr-Qj---  phans are asked to look into th'js  scheme" for richness. "Tan' you7 bTiijjf'  me $75 by 4 o'clock this afternoon as  your share of the preliminary expenses?"  "By .tunder! By tunder!" gasped  the tailor as he walked about with the  perspiration ^standing out on his face.  "You are a hard man to suit, but I  still have something to offer you." placidly continued the major as he looked  for and lighted the stub end of a cigar. ���������  VDo, you. want to make money  enough in a week to buy the. earth?  All right. Bring me iu $200 by tomorrow noon, and I will admit you as an  equal' partner In my latest and perhaps most profitable scheme. It is to  seize Canada some dark night nnd sell  ber to tho United States. The capital  required Is only $500,000, and Uncle  Sam would jump at an offer to pay  $50,000,000 cash on the nail. Cleai  profit In a week or so, $49,000,000.  Wanted-A first class selzer wuo 1b not  afraid of work and has had some ex:  porienco In seizing countries. Apply  at the ofllco of the Great American  Seizor company. Canada li right over  there, waiting to bo seized, and Uncle  Sara Is right oyer hero, waiting to  buy. You might run some little risk  In frogs, but tills thing Is spiked, down  aud cuu't got' atfay.'.;  "My dear Mr. Scbwartzenbammcr,  come Id with ine-eome.in out of the  dampness, There Is" a chance to above  millions down your, hind pocket nnd  no chance to fall, Shakespeare soys"-  "I llko to-know if I get Wy 90 cent?"  Intorruptod the tailor with many gestures,  "I have still one more scheme"���������  bogan the major as ho walked around  tbo room, but his creditor cried out:   <  "i.vbni oop here mlt a bill, but you  don't pay him!"  "As I was laying"-  "Und you cheat me!"  "Ai Iwae aaylng, my 'friend1*���������  ���������  "Und you rUae some dead bents, nnd  I go und baf threo lawsuits on you I"  The tailor flourished bli arms and  looked hie Indignation and disgust and  stalked out of tbe room, and the grand  promoter looked after him and sighed  and shook bli bead and sold to himself:  "I would bare made a Rotbicbild of  him within a year, but, alas, be it wed.  rtnd ��������������� his p*nn*i>" M   QTTATV  Wfcat ������������������ ffaedai. 4  The Feet���������Tho editor said my poem  was fairly good, but It lacked warmth.  Can you suggest anything?  f-rmr-Ywr   Vt^rn'n n match.���������Phils*  aelpbla Ledger.  Domestic tlewmrte:  The Wife (during a row)-Tbe villain  In the play Is always a man.  Tbe Husband-Yes, and It Is always  a wemaa who tank** Mm one.  ttttl DLspUt.aM,  A Btfl Francisco man **rt there art  three kinds of flying machine!.  Wen, what the public Is waiting ror  la the fourth klnd-the kind that will  fly^-Cliretend plain Dealer.  IN THE LAST  ������  HOUR   By RICHARD 5  BARKER  ������ SHELTQN  Copyright, 1������B, by T. C. McClura  Thorpe had ideals of honor and a  square jaw. The latter showed that he  had the courage and determination to  keep the former ab'ove compromise. Indeed Thorpe's ideals were no less unrelenting than his method of hacking  them up. He also had a heart. Several  little affairs, had made him aware of  the existence of that organ, but of its  real nature, its capacity for untold  pleasure and its potentiality of untold  "pain, he was quite unaware until he  met Emily Royce at the Barrys' house  party.  Then there began strange proceedings  in his cardiac region.-the' like of which  he had never before experienced. He  rode with her through the autumn  lanes, he, shot with her in the autumn  woods. ,The ,wor!d and its cares were  somewhere far away, and life was very  new and strange and altogether charming.  It was the evening of the impromptu  dance that Thorpe came back to earth  with a shock. He and Emily were  seated behind a screen of friendly  palms. Some one was playing si Waid-  teufel waltz' on the piano, and the.  swish of skirts, and the click of dainty  shoes on the polished floor came In  pleasnnt rhythm. ' They bad drifted  from the shallows of commonplace talk  into deeper waters. Her cheeks were  scarlet and her eyes had dropped to  the fox skin rug at her feet. The words  were on the edge of his tongue, but  they were never said, for suddenly the  square jaw set, the shoulders , went  back, and Thorpe in his masterful way  vras suggesting that they take a turn  or two in the waltz.  That night, in the seclusion of. his  own room, Thorpe lit a cigarette and  communed with himself. That Emily  Royce was the one woman in the world  he would ever care for he admitted  frankly. But Emily Hoyce was the  heiress to a round million, and Thorpe's  assets jtvpro'merely, a promising array  of-prospeets.~^here-was-but-one-courso-  left tb'li'im," and as'he lit another cig.-v  CXOSE TO HJK HB SAW IJEU WHITE VACS.  retto bo bogan packing his suit, case..  In tho morning, despite the throats und  cutreiitics of Barry and his guests, he  departed. It was bis ideals of honor  thnt said bo must go; It was his square  jnw which caused this decision to be  carried out, but it was his newly discovered heart which tortured him  poignantly with pictures of n girl behind tho palm screen, scarlet cheoked,  with hor eyes on tho fox rug, Ho went  to tho othor sldo of tho continent  it was Juno when be cumo back east,  At the ofllco be found it letter from  Barry saying he would never be forgiven If bo did not run tip Into the  country for a day or two upon.bisvimmediate return. For a moment the  thnucht of twin* there filled him wltb  n vague dread, but this ho put sturdily  from htm.  "Come, closer ranks there!" be said  grimly to himself. "Don't skulk behind  tbe bushes In that fashion." And, fore-  fttnlllns his arrival by telegram, be left  late Saturday afternoon for Barry's  place.  When Thorpe boarded the train be  went at once to the smoking compartment of tbe Pullman to finish hia cigar*  Tbe sun bid gent down behind tbe  bills and mellow twilight lay over the  green meadow lands across which tbe  train was speeding when be rote to go  to bis teat In tbe car. as be paased  down the able be suddenly stopped  sbert, aware that every nerve (n bli  body wot tingling. lit bad come face  to face with Emily Royce.  The seat just ahead of ber was vacant, and after an interchange of surprised greeting he dropped into it. If  "the cardiac disturbance returned with  renewed vigor tlie square jaw was as  tense as steel, and no hint of the1 true  state of his feelings was conveyed to  ber. Their conversation, moreover, kept  within bounds quite consistent with his  ideals of honor���������small talk about the  Barrys, town or the view from the  window as they sped through some picturesque bit of country. Thorpe was  thinking vaguely that this meeting  ���������-Hid onlv make the future less en-  ouraDie, yet in nis present contentment  he cared little for that  Suddenly there was 'a jolt of set  brakes, then a crash, a moment of suspense in which he saw an agonized face  opposite his, and then darkness. When  he came to himself he was lying on his  side beneath a pile of debris. Car  chairs and broken boards were piled  above him. Close to him he saw her  white face, with disheveled hair and  wide open eyes.  "Emily," he cried, "are you hurt?"  "No," she said slowly, "I think not.  But I can't move. i'm pinned down.  Are you hrart?"  "No," he said; "not at all."  He struggled fiercely to free himself,  but it was useless, and a terrible pain  In his left leg made him smother a  groan.  "We're quite helpless," he said, "but  keep your courage up. They'll have us  out of here in a bit"  "I'm not afraid," she said. "But you  are hurt. I know by your face. It's  very white."  He said nothing, but began another  struggle for freedom, enraged at his  own 'helplessness. Outside was a confused din of ^ax blows and voices. He  listened. An ominous crackle came to  his ears, and even as he choked down  a curse an acrid smoke''was borne in  upon tlicm. He covered his face with  his free' hand...  "Oh, my God!" he groaned. "To have  to die like this!"  "I don't think.I shall be afraid," she  said, "with you."  He stretched out his hand and took  hers.  "I have fought to keep myself 'from  telling you," he said. "But now nothing matters. I can tell you now."  "Oh," she said, "J saw and I knew,  and because I was .helpless I was mls-  "erable:'H^���������r*-���������L���������nr-H   He felt her hand tighten on bis. The  smoke thickened. Then all at once the  ax blows were near, a flood of light  broke upon them; Voices were close  ���������at hand. H������ saw her. lifted out and  felt,strong arms beneath him.  "I should never have told you if 1  had thought we would ever be here,'',  the told ber later in the bare, front  room, of the farmhouse where they bad  been taken. He lay ou a sofa,' his left  leg swathed in bandage's, and she sat  close beside bim.  "Dear," she said, "1 would go through  all that���������and more���������to hear it."  It was then the square jaw weakened.   Sports Are Useful.  That a given occupation is pursued  for sport and no longer as a means ot  livelihood does not necessarily withdraw it from the category of things  useful for training, Tho natural boy's  pursuit of frogs, birds and woodchucks  is a survival of a habit, indlsponsable  to primitive man, Hunting and fishing were the most necessary menus  of livelihood for savages. They aro  pursued now as sports as well as for  livelihood, and thero is good training  In thorn when practiced merely as  sports. Thoy teach civilized man alertness, accuracy of observation, quick-  nous of action, endurnnce nnd pntjoncc,  just as they developed those valuable  qualities In generations of savages,  who nover know what humanism, altruism and Idealism were. The Justification of unproductive athletic sports,  llko .ball games, race* of all sorts and  dancing, lies In the fucts that thoy develop tn olvlllssed mnn somo of tho ln-  vahmblo qualities which hunting and  fishing doveloped In savages and that  thoy recreate and revive In people who  lead tho unnatural llfo of civilization  tho power for useful work. Thoy also  defend young peoplo against laziness  end vice by uffortllng pleasurable activities and Innocent gladness.-rresldcnt  Charles W. Kllot In Atlantic.  Th* Latest.  Harry-What tn time Induced tht  pretty Miss Skyier to take up with  Muggins? Uo is the ugliest looking  man I know.  Dlck-Thut's why she is going to  rrmvrv htm T *-������.������r������r*r������t TT������ Is so awfully homely folks will think be has  got lots of money.���������Hot-ton Transcript.  Softeaiasr Elect of Wt-alfk.  "We used to think she was a laty  girl."  "Yesj that was wlpen she was poor,"  "Bow about It nowr  "Why, now that she Is rich we roert>  ly note the evidence of lassitude and]  ennui.'* __  !>������������������ #��������� fintflasr  "St hat audi a smiling countenance,"  "What? The ro*n'* face '* * r#gttrer  light   What with the rum blossoms  and**���������  "Well, It's Me eontlnnil smiling that  has made hit face that wsj. '-rhlbv  delpblo ~  |THE"GMXDXiGHT."  ,THE KING  DINES AS A  BENCHER OF  ! THE MIDDLE TEMPlE.  S"rsl Occaslou Tliat *<<.-isiif;i������ Sovor������tir������  Hm Dlutxl ia the Hull Uwrln^ Its Four  Centuries' Existence���������Cert>iunui������������ Concerted With the I nuctiau���������T..ble Decorated With Inn's Vtntr, .' omo at it  Dating r������ck to lteigu of Cliuilrs IT.  The grandest "grand night" in the  history of the Middle Temple was  that of Nov. 2, when tho King dined  in tho hall as a Bencher of that ancient and honorable society. It is  the first occasion, so far as is known  that a reigning Sovereign has dined  in the hall during its four centuries'  existence. Tho King, wearing his  silk gown, entered tho hall with Sir.  liobert Finlay, the Temple's treasurer. They headed a procession of 4.0  Bencher**, preceded by the chief porter (Mr. T. Bather) in his robes, bearing a long ebony staff and a mallet,  A CORNER OF   THE MIDDLE   TEMPLE HALJC  *VI*KRE THE  KINO,DINED.  The band of    the Royal Artillery"-  placed   behind    tho   handsomev; oalc  screen erected . in  157*1-' played   the;  National anthem as the Benchers took  their scats - at a raised  table     with'.;  the King- on the left of the Attor-'-'  ney-General.    This' .table  Was decor---;,,  ated with tho liin's plate, some   of.'  which dates from.'the reign of Char-.1'  les II.   After dinner the Royal Ben--������  cher and his fellpws    adjourned' -,to;  the Parliament7.Cha'mber. for dessert;|  and cigars.      Usually those luxuries'.*'  are reserved for the .Benchers; the, or-'  -diijary'���������raembers^do-not-get_desseEt*^_  but under the������unprecedented circura-������  Btancea-precedent-was for once- de-v  parted from.  ������������������������   ������������������     1 ��������������������������� ��������� <  the Seychelles;  Kins  Approves  Letters   Patent   Msklnf  Tbem a Separata Colony.  The King has just approved the*,  letters patent changing the SeycheK  les Islands from a dependency oft'  Mauritius into a separate colony..  Mr. Ernest Dickham, Swcot-Escott,,  C.M.O., Administrator up to tho pre,-*  sent, has been appointed first Govern  nor and Commander-in-fChicf of the  now colony,   .  Tho Seychelles Islands, together  with various other groups, including  tho Itadrigues,'St. Braridon, and OU  Islands, have been till now under  the administration of tho Governor,  of Mauritius, which is about 900  miles moro south. Tho largest and  most populous of theso new insular.  MR. E. ������. 8WRRT-B*03TT.  colonies is Mali������, whoso chief town,  Victoria, has a safe and largo harbor, and constitutes tho hoadquart-  or������ of our East Africa squadron. Tha  area of tho Seychelles is 148 -squara  miles, and its population about 120,-  300. The trade mostly consists in  tho export ot cocoanuts, sperm, cof-������  feo, and the ordinary productions ol  tropical climes,  Mr. E. B. Swcot-Escott, the new  Governor, who was born at Bath on.  Aug. 20, 18157, ontwed the Colonial  Service in 1881 as Classical I'loies.  sor at the Royal College, Mauritius,  becoming first awKistant (1880) and  thon Acting Colonial Secretary * In  tho same Cofony (1880)* He was  appointed Colonial Secretnfy to British Honduras (1801), and adminis**  tr> Ifl'.C In .Tnrwnry nf thf* year-  following hs was appointed Actinpj  Senior Clerk at tha Colonial Offloo,  retaining that position till 1800.  ���������SBaSiaSlBiesBBTe-NSS-et-OBSMMI-e**^  Oa* Eieepdoa.  iomui-r���������Wbeo you want to call a  person selfish, you always say be*f  looking out for Ho, 1, don't yoaf  Ps-Unless you're speaking of a wld*  ow, my son. She's always looking oat  for No. 2.~Pbtladelpblo Vtm  :, rrwot-rttl tfct Clgne,  Clerk-1 bwim I won't take any dinner today.  Anotber-Wby oott  CIsrk-HecauM If f do I won't novo  any time for tny regular after dinner  , a ^ittf"-*<m  .**������. C. H. TARBELL.  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Yards at Union Bay.  tt-Omct Addrem-     C7U"MBEXK>XiA.Br.D  B^O  s. s. "City of Nanaimo.  Leaves Victoria Tuesday. 6 a.rp., for Nanaimo, calling nt Musgraves, Vesuvius, Crofion. Kuper, and Thetis  hmnds first nnd third Tuesduys ol  each month* Fulloi'd, Gnngen, nntl  Fernwood, remaining Tuesdays in  each month.  Leaves Nanaimo Tuflsdny, 5 p.m., for  Comox, connecting with s,s. Joan at  Nann'mo.  Leaves Comox Wednesday, 8 a.m., for  N.inaimo direct, connecting with  train for Victoria  Le.ives Nanaimo Thursday, 7 a.m. for  Comox and way port*.  LeaveH Comox Friday, 7 a.m., for Nanaimo and way ports.  Leaves Nanaimo Friday, 2 p.m.; first  and third Fridavs of each month to  Ganges, remaining Friday* of each  month to Ladysmith.  LeavesGangesor Ladysmith;Satwrday, 7  a.m., for Victoria and way ports.  VANCOUVER.NANAIMO ROUTE  8,8.    "JOAN."  Sails from Nanaimo 7 a.m. daily except  Sundays,  Saili from Vancouver alter arrival of C.  P,R, Train No. i, daily except Sundays, at 1 p.m.  TIME TABLE EPFE0T1VE  JUNE let, IMS.  VJOTOSIA TO WBLLENTOTON.  No. 8- Dally, No, ������~8nndsy  a.m. p.m,  De. 000 .Vlotorta Us, 4.00  M   POT nAl/"itf#*i*n "    4 *?*  " 10.24 Knenif-e. '.. ... ������������   6 &4  " 11.00. .Duucan's , ������������������  0.55  r.M, p m,  M W������..       .Nsoaluw  ������������  7.17  Ar 18 53..        WellinfUo..... Ar. 782  WELLIMOT -IV TO VICTORIA.  No. 1-Dail t    Na. 3-Bonday  1>* ���������'W WslllattMi D.,4 00  ������������������  IJI... Nanaimo  ������������������  4 If  10.02 ...Du can's. ...... .. '��������� 5.55  " 10.42 Koeuig's.'  ���������'��������� 6 30  "11.38 Uoidsirt-ttui...... " 7.27  Ar 12.00 Viotona........ Ar 7.55  Thousand Mile .uid'Commutation  kets ������n salt;, -^ood ovt-i rail ami ste Unci  linesj at two and one-hall'cents per" mile.'  Special trains and steamers for Excursions, and 1 educed rites for parties may  be at ranged for on application to the  Traffic Manager,  Si       ���������   '  The Company reserves the right to  change without previous notice,steamers  sailing dales and hours of sailing.  Excursion Tickets on Sale from and to  all Stations, good lor going journey Saturday und Sundny, returning nut later  than Monday.  Geo. L. Couiitney,  TralHo Manager.  St. Auu'h SCHOOL  QUAMICHAN,   B. C.  A Boatding School for girls, with department ior orphans, pleasantly located  x ee miles fritm Duncans Station.  Prinviry and Preparatory English Course.  Competent Instructors for i'ihito ''and  Needle-work. Cutting and Fitting alio  tnught, Board and Tuition, $9 a month.  For particulars, address���������V ���������'  SISTER SUPERIOR,  Tzouhalem P. O.  I.   OF  (^OUHT DOMINO,  8518, meett  the livnt .\roiiday in the month  in the K. of P. Hall.  Vibiting Brethren invited.  I7ml2t f-  THE  *-������-.>  NEWS.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  f  Deck paiaoTt ] For Hli' Health.  "That m*\h;can.speak more language*  correctly ti^ix. ypuj cah*cp*tn.t on the  fingers o������ ope.*harp."-said'W railroad  official, pointing toi a deck hand on a  North river, ferryboat���������$r_.-,,.'> , -  ���������  "He translated we European correspondence pf a large Importing house  until his health gave; .way, from the  confinement,. ^.We^ live in.the same  town,- and .-one"' evening, he came to me  and aske^jfor ci job as,deck,hand.  '"I Imve to. baye|an-eiutdoor job,' he  ���������aid, 'or you?yy,be.^ja. pallbearer at my  funeral.' ' *���������'$    ,< ,, ,  ,,UI tried to find s^jmetblng that would  pay better, but theye was nothiug. that  would give him nsjinuch good air, and  be got the job. Now. that his health  Is restored he is loath to. give it up.  He had saved so|ne money, and ha,  pioccs out his income by doing,translating at home, so hejeets on pretty well.  "Yes, you'll easily fl'id,, sevpral -score  of men on North river ferryboats, who  ore working as deck hands for their  health. The deeklof pne,of these big  boats is a sanitarium.,' td'say -nothing  of the grave."���������Ne\v York Times.  (     n i'r '      -  & *"V*,~+t*.MffS"'**��������� "���������* 'J*  *  "' t    *���������  *Fi\e Chlnene I.ovo  For the Zigzag;.  The straight line is an abomination  to The "Chinese.    They  endeavor  to  rgvpid it in their streets,and buildings  , ,���������.and have, bilulshefljit completely where  .������'   icounfry   field' "paths : a re/ concerned.  -They* will hlwhys substitute" a-curve  whenever pqssible, or. they-will torture  " It Into a zigzag. -  - ��������� "'In districts*-not subject- to- the influ-  "'' euce oif the foreigner the_ houses and  ieaiples ore characterized" by"curved,  often peaked, roofs, ornamented with  ��������� fantastic modifications of.the "myriad  stroke pattern."    The  inhabitants of  .   . such, regions aro s.ooii found to have a  ��������� i '���������..mental;, world  ,lo    correspond.    The  : '?; Wrafght'line 'is/jjeouted.   They think in  " '"''curves vand zigzags.   To'tho Chinese  '    " fiaind the straight line is suggestive of  death and .demons.   It belongs not to  tbe heaven above or to the earth be-   neath. Tn a-true horizon'line-are seen  .-������ v the ,'.:unduJ*itjons of the dragon." There-  . \'f(fplre^argtie \jthey.Chinese, tlie" straight  *'.'! "line pertain^ to hades.- v ,  v;.,:>,'S -'i i.u,������ :������;s ^^vi :.'���������    '' ''*���������-���������';    " - '  >Ian'*������'lCsiMiy on Pope.  ~ ','"'". "jenfiuc Method".we extract the follow-  ���������{ ���������ip������r^ "Ij; .tlio proper study of man (sic)  '. ������brrtaal!tH"a*s ,tlie highest'?- dignitary, -of  , ..our."Church -some time ago asserted',".  ,|" C"'ff^ter.r;^l*l^i3 notfsitppVaiievto a-hatu-  ^���������-^���������i^I^iifro-loiT? between A.;Pope and the  ,^Tfi^'lT}p'ope;''<lli^m6'j'of'a po'etfs hay-luff two  ,   Christian names,- Including one-for his  .,,,,., surname, so that the student of ,the  '"' '" 4*pictionar'y prFa'mlilar Quotations" Is  -:.'��������� ,,: 4pt'to be betrayed by the'description oif  ';��������� ������������������* . ,.4*lw as Pope( Alexander.  j (if ���������'(  .'.')���������  '!."'. *-)"'���������  <������������������ *���������  NX.'.',  ,v,������>  '(  ',(' ���������) -  BWGflfS DISEASE  BMTEN AGAIN  Mary MalciWs Life Was Meas-  dredpy Days and  jflonrs.  M  ���������-.4*  ;  Dodd's Kidney Pills Had Her  >'���������:��������� . Ms to be out ia a  A.":'A |Week. ;���������������������������  [  ' St. Mtirtln nnd the Dictionary.  '���������  3t/Martin when he divided his cape  "���������wltb^V naked'beggar at the gate of,  'Aihle'ns 'gave' also two jwords; to, the  .- '.(English language; The oratory In which'  . tjbfs; .tp.vn tsp,po was;;proserved as d sa-  'fre.d^bau*ieX'aequii:l������(j,.theiniiue of "cha-  ���������pelle" (from the' French! "chape"), the-  -custodian being termed "chaplain," and  ' HaW our 'English rword������i "chapel", and  .-"chajjialu", are dpfived.  "."   Kidd's Vocation.  Teacher--van any hoy tell mo what  If was that Induced Captain ���������KIdd to  turn, pirate?  ''     ,  ....Smart .Youth���������From what > dad said  fother day I guess It was because thoy  -didn't know anything about freeze outs  -''and-blind pJbhUa Kldd's time-Boston  ...'[Transciript,. ,;���������' ���������    ���������   ' ��������� ~\'  ��������� '.-v. '."/1>,',,���������.%-,   wise l������������.:  M'.: Johnny-'-Pov.'whttt. Utact?'  1   Wl3e,,Pa-rT".c't,("';fohi������ny1 is 'knowing  '-how. to do things'without appearing to  j -bi* dpi.utf them,   For instauue, I. asked  .Mr���������Aj:(iauiaa,.to, .dinner, thi8���������,i*ynniug,  HttiU Iiioiileutally .1 ri'iwarked thnt your  motl'ior- would ontertnln us on tho pi-  kivq. ,Mr. Arldmau Htild he was so sor-  >*ty he . couldn't cunj^  I.nolc rnvored III in,  ���������''   BiirnpH-l>o you-nvor in������i>t' Strrker  ���������nowndnys?  Howas���������Yes. I saw 111 in day before  yestonlny, lint I didn't have any talk  with him,,  Bunion-You nro not on bad tortus '  wltlihltnf  ���������Howes���������Oh,  no.   I  saw  him  first,  ��������� that's all,  Clmrlty Uesvlns nt Homo.  Wealthy. Merchant (at  an  evening  < pnrty������-Uentlei������on, ivo will not allow  tt*'������ fo������tivH rtw-rf-tloti trt nn**������" flwnv with*  ; tint rPhimnherinir the poor.   In one of  ray Iioiisjasj there lives a poor clerk  whom 1 shall havo to ������������������lot tomorroff  unions he can pay bis arrears of rent  > by then. , Frits, bund, a plate around.���������  I>orf'>tii-bt������������������������������������_,., ,,,���������',,         As tt la laid.  ���������Tei. the indlam used to tie thttf  victims up and- draw a feather serosa  the solos of their toot until they disc]  With tbs torture."      -..,  "Mnnt hits bf>f>n horrlbte to th. ?!������>  tlms."  "On the contrary, they enjoyed It  Jn fact, they were simply tickled t������  ��������� death."-Baltimore News.  *   *      ��������� '     s^������  Another Remirkable Care Brought  Out by the Collingwood and  ;���������������������������; Egliirton Cases.  Toronto,';Feb . 15���������^(Special.)���������Th*  interest in" medical circles here ever  the cures of Mrs. Adams, of Coiling-,  wood;: and Mrs. Philip, of Eglinton,  of Bright's Disease, has bcen-.g^veia  fri^sh fuel by Another and yet more  startling curejfof that same terrible  ailment." Thiffj latest case is tbat of  a.1.-young g.frl]' Mary Malcolm, who  lives with her1) parents at 199 Marl-  .boro Avjenuo;' this city.  Death Seemed Sure. t*  This cure is little short of miracu-  Jous.,1 "Mi^ss^ M^co.lni >;w"*is in the  clutches of ijBrjgfit's .Disea.90 froin May  yri'til' September, |and|������ had sunk, so  low-that 'h'er ''lifc^was'' measured by  days,..if not by hours. Hope had  given' place . to a certainty of "death,  and her.-friends-had'-turned-to i'the'  }sad task,, of .preparing her p;r'ave  ' clothes. These' last' ghastly. parmfntsi  are now in the 'house', but Maw Mal-  ,colm is a strong 'hearty maiden who  can .look on them' without even- a  shudder of fear. Dodd's Kidney l'-jlls'  effcfitbd. the change.. . Here is the story  as-toli������_.byjthe girl's 'mother,-. Airs. W.  Malcolm : ';     *V ;:-*   i''~ ��������� '..  "My "daughter Mar^ .who', is now  fourteen years old? *was''t'ak&i suddenly ill with Bright's DisiJuse,. in  May; 1902. ,' We had- the1 doctor and  continued with him . till! Se'-jletT^ber,  1902, when' he said he cpuld'jdo'nothing. ^ more..,for hqr. She-was ,So  swollen 'with- Dropsy-as to be.almost  unrecognizable..   .. ;��������� ,-,(������������������ (-  t    . .  .Cure Was Quick.  ���������,  f  ' "Fi,o"nr~a"book"-dropped���������in���������a:tr-tlie  door,. ,,w.p,Jearned-; of-jpodd'^s, .Kidney'  Pills and as a last resort dct'ermiried  to. try them. They-^ave.lidr. lu-liei  from the very begTnhfrig7 so'rTiiicIT'so  .tliat in one-, week ,wc were able to  "take,*hor out,to Munro Park,:fur- on  afternoon. .,.,.-......  "After taking four boxes, she was  entirely cured and .she lias 'nevor ,had'  the slightest relapse.' "We tcan-ni'vbr  say too much, foi* Dodd.'s Kidney  Pills, as thoy' certainly. saved my  daughter's life."' " <���������  '    ������������������  And Mary, the daughter on whom  Bright's Disease had pronounced the  sent once of death, now a picture- of  healthy girlhood, smiled a. chverful  assent to her mother's statement and  chimed. In,, "if.-1, am over aick. apcain  1 will take noth'imr but'Dodd's I*.id-  ���������noyPlliS;"    ,.,'"'���������'  It is'hardly necessary, to add that  proof piled on proof has convinced  the public that Bright's Disc-use is  curable and thah Dodd's Kirliioy' 1'ills  nro tho cure; that if (ho dineaso is of  the kidneys or from the kidneys .'the  one unfailing remedy is Dodd's Kid-  in-y Pills-.  "What our town needs most," said  the Iravolllng man, "Is a hotel with  all tho 'comforts of a home," ' Not.  much," replied the houst-k**.'pi������i\ "A  homo with all the comfort** of a,hotel is what most of us 'wan'."  ' ��������� :._J���������' , 1  Uho Lnvpr'a* Dry Soap dv' powilor) ��������� to  whkIi wouIoiih iin'd UKiiiiols.���������yiiU II HUo  it, ��������� ���������     ���������    W       ii'2  , vC'mi you'glvo me a room i*nd a  linth '' " ' asked iho trnv-'I-s'-nlnod  guest who "hud Ju'hI, nj-rlvi-'il./ ''I 'can  give yon 11 room, hIis1"' i"-|)IIod iho  now hotel clerk, "mil. you -.v;ill havo  to bathe youi'Hulf.'."  .Mndmne Sarah (Iriuni, tin- I'l-liViritl"  I'd in'lhuriwi, i������ ������' flnn iM*lievi>r in  tho hotiltlHg'iving rcHtillH of d^ing  ctNorything by rule und having a limn  for everything.  Sir Minim Maxim on mod ]iIh   (hut  weekly wngo. hh a ilo.'ntatlv.i puliili'i'.  3&C  U LONG HIP J  A POPULAR CORSET FOB 1904  'HTvr.ie  NO BRASS LYELETS  MANUFACTURED ONLY PY  Brush & Co.  ���������lOBO^TO, ��������� ONT.  THE EARLY RISER.  The.early bird, 'tis said, will surely catch  The   luscious   c-orsel   that   too   ear'.j  squirms.  I. choose to loaf awhile, myself and eat  Canary *eed* I neyerdid like worms:'  To bed and rise at a becbmln-j hour  Gives wisdom,  health  and  wealth.   In  -books we findf   - '  To stay up late, and sleep till 9 o'clock  Gives something quite as good���������that's  peace of mind.  I always, like to snooze until tha clock  Has worn Itself to hoarseness with com-  ,   plaint;   -    -.  In theory, it's nice to spring right out  At 5 o'clock',-but as for me it ain't!  tt any foolish bird thinks he can get  By early rising all the worms that crawl.  He lacks the wisdom promised him. for  ������������������   there  Are always worms enough on earth for  all. >    .  Don't worry; that's the primal rule of life.  ..Health,   wealth  and  wisdom  com������ in  time, you'll find,  But if you (ret to death for them you'll  , miss ,  Tlie keynote of content���������that's peace ot  mind.  ���������Baltimore Newa  Obeylns Instructions.  "Come,' come, Mabel. Don't turn  around to look at everybody we meet."  "Why! mamma, you know' papa ia  always telling me to cultivate my faculties of- observation."���������New York  Evening Journal.  Clowe Call.  ��������� "kerbert," asked-^'his   young -wife,  "what are '"margins ?'.'���������������* '���������"  . "Er���������margins,' my.'dear;" replied Mr.  Bu'cliitt,   ''are . borders,   you   know-  boundaries,, edges'. s. Why?'.' ,   ,   .  -���������-"-You--were���������talking -about-them-*-in  your sleep ' last night���������'putting t them  , up' and all that sort of thing.   I guess  . you had a-jjightmare. and were sliding  down 'the steep root Sif a house, with  nothing to stop you.   Weren't.yon?"'    *  ' "Kr���������yes, my dear.   You've guessed  it."-Cblcago Tribune.  The Coup de Monserrat.   ,  The fatal issue of a recent French  duel causes discussion of what the Parisian fencers Call the "Coup de^Monser-  rat." The .history-of this stroke is romantic. The hero of the story was a  young Parisian musician engaged to be  .married.to a ypung lady of Bordeaux.  Quarreling with a cousin of bis fiancee,  he,ijot his ears posed at the Bordeaux  club.' Ignorant of fencing,'he dared  not resent the insult and renounced his  engagement. But he also took fencing  lessons front one'Monserrat, a raaltro  d'armes of Toulouse. Mouserrat taught  him one trick only, and he practiced It  for a year, At the end of that time he  returned to the Bordeaux club, slapped  his mi\n's face and, being called out,  Instantly ran hlti opponent through the  body with his cunning lunge.  Noise' as n Cnratlv* Age-at,  The' Uhlpeie.-doefor sets up u terrible  raeket'tvlien called to treat tho sick.  This Is supposed to drive evil spirits  , away, and it unquestionably acts well  In a great many cases, Civilization  demands rest and quiet All noise Is  barred from the sickroom. The Chinese have demonstrated unknowingly  a great psychological or psychnpatho-  logical fact' A patient of oilnc had received the last rites of tho church, the  pulse had ceased at the wrist nnd he  had sunk Into that coma which precedes death. Borne one In the noxt  Iioiiho mruck tip the "Anvil Chorus"  from "11 Trovatore," 1 was very much  annoyed nnd dUti-cMcd and tried to  Mtop It. Suddenly the puliation at the  wrist begun nj,nlii, the patient gradually opened his eyes, motioned to his  nlnter, tiuo bent low, und Lie whispered  in her ear, "Te dtmi to dea; that is my  favorito tune." We rotmed him, fed  him, und today, t*>n years after the  oxunt, be weighs SMO pounds. The  therapeutics of vibration or noise la  yet to be written. So I have discovered tbat anything that can arouse tho  subconscious, subliminal self will euro  my patient when nil drugs fail, and  noi-ie It 1 very ciiesp sgeut-xUcdiuai  Brief.      ___.   Good Tooth Want.,  A tooth wash that Is Just as good  as ������������v piv..i.������;'������i.'v"i jvj.'.-an buy,..0ad.  very much cheaper Is equal parts of  bcrnx snd salt. Ust with tbs brush  Id tht ordinary way.  The Modti-a Fasmora,  Tom-Wliat makes you look so bluet  .Inck-Tbe girl I want to marry Is  eotntf to marry another mfcn next week.  Tom-Why don't you get out an In-  lanctlont  <fi  What is said to be the most costly ' Admiral Sir E. Freemantle has  ���������book i<n the world has just been j>iv- gained the gold, silver and bronzo  en by the Ameer of 'Afghanistan   to .uiedals <-f the Royal Humane Kociciy.  the Shah.    It is a copy of 'Jic Koran j  '���������   bound in solid gold and j-et with King Carlos of Portugal is an ex-  pearls rubies and diamonds. Jt is pert billiard player, and spends most  said to have cost $400,000 of his' evenings at the'billiard table.  DREADED RESULTS  OF KIDNEY DISEASE  Ailments  of ihe  Most  Painful  and ifaial  Nature  Prevented and Cured by  OR. CHASE'S KIDNEY-LIVER PILLS.  When you think of tho pain and  suffering which accompany backache,  rheumatism, lumbago, stone in tbe  kidneys and bladder; when you think  of the dreadful fatality of Bright's  disease, dropsy, diabetes and apoplexy, you may W8ll wonder why people neglect to keep the kldn-jys in  perfect order, for all theso ailments  are. the direct result of deranged kidneys.  Once the kidneys fail to tilter from  the blood- the impure and poisonous  waste matter there is trouble of a  painful and dangerous . nature.  Among the first symptoms are backache, weak, lame back, pains in the  logs and sides, deposits in tho urine,  impaited digestion, loss, of flesh,  energy and ambition, stiffness and  soreness in' the joints and feelings of  weariness and lassitude.  Prevention is always bettor than  cure, and hence the advisability of  using Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills  on the very first indication of such  derangement.    Whether to prevent or  cure. Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver l>zflsj  are tho most effective treatment you  can obtain, for besides .their direct  and specific action on the kidneys,  they keep the bowels regular and the,  liver active, and hence purify tht  system and remove the cause of disease. ������  This medicine has long slaco proven its right to first place as a cure  for the complicated and serious de������  rangements of the filtering and excretory organs. It has tha largest'  sale and is endorsed by mors people  than ony< similar treatment. You  can depend on it absolutely to bring  prompt relief and a lasting euro. In  view of those facts it is a wastu of  time and money and a risk to "life it-,  self to trifle with new and untried  remedies when Dr. Chase's< Kidney-  Liver Pills are at hand. . One pill a  dose', 25c. a box, at all dealers, Off.  Edmanson, Bates &, Co.,, Toronto*  To protect; you , against imitations  the portrait and signature of Dr.'A*  ,W. Chase, the famous receipt book  j author, are on every box.  is to PRttERE������TI4ti(rcfcliir  YoulII   Enjoy Every Bit?OF It,  mawFbY J.M.Fortier Ltd. Montreal  Try OGILVIE'S  "ROYAL  HOUSEHOLD"  A PERFECT  SOLD���������IN  FLOUR  ORIOINAL  FOR-  PACKAGES  BREAO  ONLY-  AND���������  BYALL  * PASTRY  DEALERS.  Do You Want  tOMI ONI TO HANOI! tOUft ll'IPMENTI  rO CONSIGN YOUR GRAIN TO. A,REHASH FIRM  PROMPT SEflVlOr AND CAftE'UL ATTINTION  ?  If so, th* tmderslBnitit wants your business nnd will eudewTor to Klv������siitUt*ottaa<  C������ih sdranofld on ebniig-amanti.    Rsfarsnosi  Union Qsnk of Q^as^s,  Ths oldest ���������stiltHihodOrsIn Commission   <gsns������        ssssssy ps-issk ��������� mbk sj ��������� ^>  Orsln 'Exehinoe, "-Mnnlpss,       <>9 ���������', **������S l*>"f 11\| 1^.  !HSS55S5  SB  Its Dlsflnfltlon.  Clly Mon-How Khali I know wtalcli  liniif-i- It In?  Wnlinrbnnlte-Voiril be nble to tell  fnslly fnousb. It's the only one In lbs  ni-1/.'iihnrliooil thnt husn't a "Kor Salt"  flun on It.-Piiokj   Clmnffed Ills MlnA,  "I thought It wms a case of lore tt  flrat slBlit."  "It wuh, hut he concluded that second  HJcllt Will llOHt."  Results from common soaps:  eczema, coarse hands, ragged  clothes, shrunken   flannels.  Sunlight  Aeon rale 'Aim.  "Young mil 11," snid (ho stern parent  -'do you know what Is the greatest aim  In llfo?"  ���������'Sure!" snid the mircffi'iieruto. "Tbst  fnllor on <h' Indhmny wot smashed th*  Imllseyo five strnlRht at half a mile  with a thirtoon <ticlier." ��������� Ilaltifflort  News,  Soap  REDUCES  KXPENWg  Ask s������r ikt SrHsw mr        ������r  Trnnsfornintlon,  An KiicUhIi I'lirmiT Inul a number of  pi-rat* to dinner nnd wus nl*out to help  (hem to Home rnuhlt when lis dlscor*  en-d Unit tne dmu wus void. Culling  the Kcrvfitit, lie exclnlmed, "Here,  Miir-, iiila- this mbblt out and 'cat it  And Uiiim It ImoU n llttls 'otter!"  C0lf-bm(*il Book.  "What a tovo of a book that new su*  thor hns got out!"  "Yes, yos. Htioh beautiful blndlog,  ind 11 pink ribbon bookmark Riven  <wny as n premium to overy purcbtsv  jr!"- Atlanta Conatltulloa.  %<V   N   U   No ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY.  uscsription. $2 oo a year.  I  Wi. 36. anoerson. /iDgr.  *a* Advertisers who want their ad  ehcmged, should get copy in by  0 a.m. day before issue.  The Editor will not be responsible for tin-  views, sentiments, or any errors of composition of letter correspondents.  Job Work Strictly C. 0. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  The hope is expressed from Bever-  . al quarters that Britain and France  will prevail upon Japan and Russia to settle tbir difficulties by  arbitration. This ie easier and Iosb  expensive than war, although in  this instance it would imply an  admission hy Japan that her position in Corea is upen to question,  and Japan will never do this except under compulsion, an it would  involve her in entanglements that  might ultimately : educe her to a  ve-y insignificant place in the scale  of world powerB. The doctrine is  exclusive that she has proclaimed  in respect to Korea, because it prevents Russia and China from  securing ia Korea the political influence wielded there by Japan,  while it does not deny them the  ordinary privleges of trade, while  she also holds that the present  status of affairs in Korea must be  , maintained, not only us a guarantee  of Korean independence, but as.an  assurance of her own safety. If  Russia should be permitted to  establish herself in any, part of  Korea there would be great danger  that the whole peninsula would  pasB under her control.     Russia  _wou ld_t_he_reby,jecj^ j^ilitar y__ and  naval bases that would make her  the absolute mistress of, tne whole  of Northern China. Through this  she could also exclude Japan front  the Asiatic mainland, check her  colonization schemes,' cut her off  from important food supply and  forge her into a defensive attitude.  Because an arbitration might find  that Russia is legally entitled to  establishing trading posts in the  .Yalu Valley. In this case we think  that Japan will prefer fighting to  the bitter end rather than risk the  decision of arbitrators of war, for  this we can hardly blame her, as it  will mean a fight for her very existence, and self'preservation is the  first law of nations.  Not long ago a deputation*was  appointed in Victoria to wait upon  the Provincial Government with  tbe object of asking them to introduce a bill to eel aBide two or three  million acres of land in the Pio*  virtue for university purposes. If  this could be done and a university  established the necessity of our  youth going abroad for a college  training as an equipment for any  of the learned profession-- would not  be such a necessity as it ie now,  But as tbe present financial condition of the Province precludes such  a poHslbility. it need not prevent  greater improvements aud conditions, being introduced into the  Normal School where teachers go lo  learn the art of teaching. One very  necessary thing is to raise the oflice  of teacher and to improve the public  school by increasing the pay of the  Normal school  ttuichyrp, ���������>><> us io  \ would take the incompetent because  he br she would work for less  money, but the rate of p.*y is so lo.v  that in the majority of case** mediocre teachers get the situations.  The public reap the benefit in a  hilf-ed mated c-.mmunity. It it-  imperative that in country schools  especially thatohiidrt n should have  the most competent masters where  they get very littleeducation beyond  the primary schools. Take any  rural school which is conducted on  the plan to fulfil the' statutory requirements, by teachers paid a mere  pittance, young men and young  girls who-e knowledge is slender,  and who cannot inspire either love  or learning or any high ideal of conduct, and you will find a community bigoted and unintelligent for  everything except 'smartness'.  Children are shrewd judges, and  soon find out out whether the teacher knows as much as the text-book  and also whether he is on other  grounds worthy of respect. There  is no other influence more permanent in life than that of a superior,  inspiring teacher of high character  upon a young mind. When the  public grasps this idea, and is willing to pay the price to realize it, we  shall have public Bchools which are  an adequate basis for universal  suffrage,  CELEBRATION   MEETING.  The m- eting on celebration for  Victoria Day decided to'hold thin  customary sports, &c. Mayor Short  was elected president, Mr G. Oliii-  ton, vice-president; Mr. Simpson,  secretary; Dr Gilleepie,. treasuier;  and various committees were ap-r  pointed, besides collectore to get  mat ere on a business basis and report at next general meeting a fortnight later. It is hoped that, a  jgooH^ograrfinie~of^sp6Tts~wil.l"be"  the result for that holiday..  Villi llrWt.      I'I,  . ,1  ��������� .!,.,.���������  At.  iS Uil I !���������  into lilt' jiluuiaen-u,  nlwurd to put tho compensation j'or  intellectual ability below that <>i  btwinpHi* whrawin���������'.���������������. Tho malti-r  of pay ia, however, a more bcrioi!-  affair in the common schools. Thu  local idea is to got the cheapest. I  do not mean to say that any intelligent community ehooafng between  two teac-hera, one wholly incompetent and another well educaed,  Telegraphic New$  -. ��������������������������� 0 ���������������  Victoria, ApriM6th���������John Cain,  foundes first National Bank, Port (  Angeles, announces that he has interested New York capitalists to  take up the Cowichan-Albemi and  Fort Rupert railway. The scheme  is backed by nine millions. It includes a passenger and freight ferry  from Port Angeles to Victoria.  Completion of railway here to north  end of Vancouver Island, and fast  line steamers from Northern end 'o  Alaska ports. The promoters expect to arrange of running rights on  theJE. & N. railway. In addition  a line is to he built from Port  Angeles to connect with Great  Northern. Northern Pacific and  Union Pacific giving through' connections with Yukon and Alaska.  About 250 miles of line will have  to be built. They will ask Government for 5000 acres and $1,000 a  mile, tbe former will be sold by  o-iinpany at same rates as Government land. Company agree to begin work the day afer agreement is  signed, and line to be completed in  two years. They will require eight  thousand men.  Vancouver, 18th���������Wm. Folding,  a logger, of 45 year*, of age, a reside t of Port Hurvoy, is under arrest here, charged with the ������educ ���������  tion of a girl under the age of 16  years.  Vancouver, 18th���������Chief Justice  Hunter and Juslioe Irving concurred in a full court decision this  mfirnlnffftnd.luaticoMartin dissent-  r,l   n:, iUr,     qliHrl     OWOfii     ||ju     f.o    t\\Q  (���������.oui mUie*- regulation .iot. The two  Judges decided it wat ultra vires of  tho provincial government to pass  htglSittUlMl plui..li.Wi������.g       V-L.'MUj  mens of Ciiiiinni������.'u underground.  Haoul, loth No battle Una bcwi  fought at Wlju. The UuwBiiuii occupy strongly fortified positions on  the Manchurian tide of the river  and on Tiger hill.    The Jap force*  and batteries are screened behind  the hill between the river and Wiju.  The Russian en:renchments on the  Yalu have been completed and 29,  000 Russians,comp' sed of infantry  cavalry and artillery are at Antung  ready to oppose the Japs when they  attempt to cross the river. There  have been frequent skiimishes between the Japs and Russians at Wiju lately.  St. Petersburg, 18���������Referring to  the blowing up of the Petropavl'-  vsk, a correspondent writes;���������Moving at reduced speed the flagship  came abreast of Electric Hill. The  torpedo boats were entering the  harbor when suddenly from the  starboard side of the Petropavlo-  vek's bow a white column phot up.  There was a double muffled explosion and the whole flagship became  covered with orange brown smoke.  They aie firing a broadside, cried.  a gunner stationed beside me; but  through my binoculars I gazed  speechless and.horror stricken. I  could see fragments of wreckage  falling from above the broken rigging of the foremast, the flames of  fire shooting out. She's sinking,  she's sinking, wailed someone*' The  Petropavlovsk began to settle slowly  by the head keeling far over to starboard Until she was under water.  Her bow had gradually disappeared and her stern was lifted out of  the water, the port propeller still  revolving. I could see 100 poor  fellows desperately clutching at her  slippery hull. Her after turret with  its massive guns pointing skywards  disappeared and the stern, was the  last to be engulfed. A last explosion and all was over, the flagship  was no more.  Offering this week at the Cash  Furniture Store. Stair .carpets,  linoleums,, baby buggies and go-  carts* chilijja'n's-high chairs, youths  dining chairs, tables iu endless  jvariety, wire, jumbo and moss  miittri^ei7^8i3eb"b������rdf'7"l)ed8teiidsr  Rocking chairs from $2 up; bedsteads from $3 ; wire spring**,' $3 ;  iron ' bt-dsteadj-jwAth,, wire , spring  matlreBS. complete, $8.���������A. Nick*  ERSON.  TO LEASK,.Baily*������ Farm, by the  year; Eur. particulars, apply to  Chan. Bridges West Lawn, Sand-  ' wick, I\0���������, Comox.  Full Pocketbook  Result from a course of training  by mail with the International  Correspondence Schools. We  qualify men and women for  , better work and better pay, and  equip Inexperienced people for  salaried positions.  That our students succeed is  proved by the hundreds of tea*  tlmonlals we have received from  all parts of the country.  In the following pages are  given the names, addresses,  and brief mention of the advancement of a few ambitious  people who have Increased their  salaries by enrolling for courses  . of special training in tbe  INTERNATIONAL  CORRESPONDENCE   SCHOOLS  IN finals! kit, SernlM, Pi.  UNION BREWING Co.,  NANAIMO,   B.C.  The yearly return of the Rock Beer season is of interest to the  brewer as well as the public, and tho  UNION  BOCK : BEER  FOR    1904.  Will again show that special care has been taken in the manufacture of the superior  article,'   The Union Brewing Co.'s Book has beenbreweed for a number of tuoutha  and stored in- their famous cellars until it has reached the proper age, and is now  ~~"��������� WDRAUGHT AT AUTHOTeLS. ~   ."."7T7^  NOTICE.  rhave,sold out tny businea*. inoluding  undertaking, pio*u*eframii'g, upholstering,  and i-eftt-ral jobbing in the building lino, to  Mr Jaa. H. Collins of Victoria, who In tu*  tuie will oarry on the above business.  All Aooounti due me must be paid on or  before April 20th. .���������������������������'*���������  Thanking the public for their past palro*  nage,  T. EDWARDS.  YOUNG PEDIGREE YORKSHIRE  PIGS from the herd of J, E, Bretbour Bur-  ford, Out,, eight weeks old, $10 each. 8.  0. White Leghorn Eggi, 81.50 par 15,-F.  Robsok, Mayno Island, B.C. ,  UNION k COMOX DISTRICT HOSPITAL  FINANCIAL STATEMENT  For year ending Maroh Slat,  1904.  Riomrrs vaom all sovncxB,  Govt. Grant for Maintenance,     (1007 70  "     special for furnace, etc, 1000 00  Wellington Colliery Go's Employees  and other patients,  Mrs Anderson's Eutertainmenti,  Donations from the Chinese,  BaUnoo from 1002-08,  848 15  70 00  122 00  88 00  14042 85  Total Receipts,  Expenditures, Etc,  Salariei nf Hiaff aud help, $1835 00  Groceries, 415 91  Meat, flto,,,'; 374 11  Butter, 48 85  Milk, 65 18  Vegetables, 58 70  Piemium on Polloy, 87 50  Hauling Coal, 88 75  Water Kate, 87 00  Laundry-nan, 86 00  Kleoirlo Ligi t, Lampi, ect��������� 01 70  .������<���������������'������;. ;..ii tij.l.i;*.*,!,. nad $������*a<M������",< tiw t������i  TM?-JM!t V-wnbn������v������r,������pa'rt, 880 86  Vam'HOQ nnd Heating Syutotii, 1075 00  mvi 71  <i"������h mi hfinil, IHHi fi5* Vouchers and  Hilli* paid, &Wft Wi Uovernmyrtt; uu*rt������riy  graut dim March Hist, approximately, $500)  wit-itniidinK Accounts, vouchom unpaid,  fjt-JOSM\ balance over and above cy-jondl-  ture for the year, approiimately, $908.65.  No. of Patients treated during year,      60  Total somber of daya WvaimMk,        8478  LW. HALL, 8ecy.  :   ';  "   '- :'notick. { .  dissoltjtzojkt of pabtner8hip  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, on  and after Saturday, 26sh March, 1004, the  firm of VVallku & Paktuidok, store k������������pera  aud general inorohanin, Cuinb������rland, will  be dissolved and the buiiuois hitherto ourri-  ed on by them will bi- carried oh hy R Ross  Nambr ami Frank Partridge under tne  titln of Napier Si Partuwok,  All acoouuta and buok duliia due the firm  up to the time of dissolutiou will b- payable  to and collected by the old firm ��������� f Waller  ft Partbiouk and all liabilities up to and  after the same datu will be payable by the  new firm of Navikr ft Partrtdok,  HENRY WALLER.  FRANK PARTRIDGE  R, ROSS NAPIER,  IN tub COVNtY COURT of NANAIMO  UULDEN AT CUMBERLAND.  Io the goods of Chow Sbn (Runner, No. 4)  . deoeased intestate,  NOTICE la hereby given that by order of  his Honor Eli Harrison, Judge of ihe  County Court of Nanaimo, dated the 2nd  day uf Maroh, 1904, H. P. Colt-fa, of the  City of Cumberland, Omoial Administrator,  hai been appoluted Admiuiitrator of all and  singular the goods, chatties, aud credits of  tbe above deceased.  Dated this Uth day of Maroh, 1004.  0, H. AEEVOR POTTS,  Solicitor for tbe Administrator,  WANTED  Special RKPRESKNTATivEin thin county  and adjoining terrUortei to represent  and advertise an old established businesi  house of solid financial standing. Salary  $2i weekly, with Expenses advanced  each Monday by check direct from headquarters. Horse and buggy furnished  when necessary; position puni<tnti������i.  Address Blew Bros. & Co., Kuuni bio  Monon Bldg., Chicago, III.  HOLY TRINITY CHURCH  hb.KVlCb.-a.  Holy Communion evpry Sundayat 8 pm.  ���������first Sunday in the month, n am.  Morning service, ii a.m.; Sunday  School, 3.30 P.m.; Eveningservice,  7 p,m.; Choir Practice every Friday  at 7*3<> P������m������  F. G. CHRI8TMA8, Pastor.  FOR  SALE.  160 Ac, Crown dranl Land  On VALDEZ ISLAND.  ���������   ��������� ���������    (  100 acres in Grasn Pasture, about  10 acrea in Meadow.  House,   Barn,  Sin Hie,  und other  Outhouses.  50  FRUIT TREES in   BEARING  Well wuiend by a creek ; 2 mileB  from Wharf, having i*emi-weekly  steamer" calls   from   Vumiouvbr,  16  HEAP GOOD STOCK, Ac , ftp.  .A.    B^L^O-^IIT  ArpLY this Offick.  NOTICE.  THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD  Will be paid for information that will lead  to the oonviotton of any r*i<toa g?aJUy of  throwing rooks or other misMle against my  oabioln Courtenay.  JOHV JOHNSTON.  BREEDKRS ATTENTIONI  The Dairymans and Live Stock As*  seeiatipn have again elected meai their  Secretary, and 1 have been instructed  to arrange for a shipment of Breeding  Stock, from the Eastern Provinces, and  I am now prepared to quote you pricei  and give such other information that will  ensure getting good serviceable stock  at reasonable prices,  It will be my earnest endeavour to  give the snmo satisfaction to the Patrons  of the Association in tbe future, as 1 have  in the past two years. Any per*  ������i.\ri ������������������.���������nminjr ^tnrlr nut with thl* ahip*  mrnt, who han nlrMdy purrhawd, e.un  do so by applying for space, on or before  the First day of April next,  Address all communication! to L. W.  Paisi.vv, Sm-.Ttm*. of the Dairymans  and Live Stock Association,  Chill\w,ack,  BiC������   yt fas  *MrMtMMSMMHMMMSniS������aS*-Mi  You oan get Pit Boots, Overalli.  Pit Gaps, Ac, at look bottom prioea  tt tho Oonw B^ore.

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