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Array SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,  B. C. SATURDAY,   SEPT.; 30th,  1S99  A  AT  ...THE BIG STORE...  * *���������  We have succeeded in buying a large  lot of travellers' samples- of general  Dry Goods:, Umbrellas, Hats, and  [ taps,, Fursr .Children's Hoods and  Bonnets. *  IOO ladies' Hats  No Two Alike. r  these are the Newest   and   Latest   Styles- in   the  market  FEATHERS, WINGS, AND ALL SORT^OF  MILLINERY ORNAMENTS.  200 Lace Curtain Ends at  0F~ These are bargains and are selling fast.  CALL AND SEE THEM.  Simon Leiserf    Union.  It -.  2e@ggggSSSae@_S  Nicholles & I^nouf, Ld.  61 YATES STR^^^yfCTORIA, B. C.  fUyW  Ub'ymmm -^aphinery, ������  DAT^YIN'^^IjPlS-.MElSTS    ;S  '   .' <Y ?    ., '     *     '"   "'-''i '���������'    - ,-.���������    '       1*0)  HARDWARE, MILL .5  AND, FARMING   AND  -,,   :.;^OPtiAtL'kinds./?1--', ,.   ^.;-(1>-   .,,. .-^.-^   -.*^,  y Agents.for McCormick-Harvesting?Ma?c]uneryv'^;* ,,* T 7  Write fo]r prices aiid particulars. "'P. O. Drawer 5������3.      .  '  '  <        ���������  ���������'���������' ~ " - 1       1   _       j     ���������������������������  VICTORIA,  B. C.  ������?���������'  J  furniture,  .   Carpets,  Linoleums,  Blankets,  Wallpapers,  Table Linens,  Sheetings,  Curtains,  Matting, etc.  Crockery,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  Enamelled-  Ware,  Lamps,  Woodenware,  Bar Outfits,  PRESERVED NATURAL PALMS.  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS.  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms west of Toronto.  Send for our Large Illustrated Catalogue���������Mailed Free.    .^  NOTICE.  Having sold out the livery business to McLaughlin and Car thew,-  I thank the public for the patronage bestowed upon me for the past  two years, tfnd ask continuance of  the B.ime to the new firm.  Gordon Murdock.  Saturday, Sept. 30th.  ??  LATE STRAWBERRIES.  HOW IS THIS FOR SIZE?  The stalks of ensilage corn exhibited by Mr. Miller an which won thed  Dunsmuir Special Prize, at Courtenay Fair measured 11 feet. There  is talk of sending them 'to Paris.  The prize Savoy cabbage weighed 25  lbs. Mr. Williams raised on Grant  <_ Mounce's farm cabbage which  weighed 50- lbs.,, each. Onions  shown at the fair weighed 2-������ lbs.  Mr. Miller*; who won Special  prizes, for garden vegetables and  fruit, exhibited 60 varities of the  former and 26 of the latter.  Mr. Turnbull of Sandwich sent  to The News office Tuesday five  large, ripe strawberries picked that  day on his ranch. We can vouch  for their excellent quality.  A   meeting of  the  employees of  j the U. C. Co.  will be held   this ev-  j ening in   Cumberland   Hall, when  the report of the Board for the past  year will be read,   a new board appointed   and    experiments    made  with the X ray  instrument which  the men have purchased.    The apparatus cost over $600 and will be  invaluable in treating  cases.    The  miners are to  be congratulated on  their   enterprise   in   procuring  so  very useful anj&id to their medio-'1  attendnets.     I  WARSPITE CO-TCEE.T AT COMOX.  A grand coucert, under tho distinguished  patronage and presence,of tha officers of EL.  M. S. Wardpite, was given ia the K. of P.  Hall, Comox, on Saturday laat and proved  ah unqualified success both as iej>ardt> the  pleasure' given to tho large audience who  attended it and also the satisfactory financial result', which will go a long way towards reducing the debt of tho Comox  Church Fund. The hall, kindly lent for  the oco&uiou by Mr.- Glifie, was most tastefully decorated with flags; and the stage  beamed brightly beneath, a large number of  exotics and beautiful (lowers given by Mr.  Davis. Tbo decoration**, which wore well  worthy of the occasion, harmonized with  the mess uniforms of the officers and the  rich coloring of the ladies? dresses. By  eight o'clock nearly every seat was occupied  ���������the officers and mon of, the ship turning  up in large numbers. With naval punctuality, as eight bells struck, the curtain metaphorically speaking, went up, and ' the  stage manager appeared on the scene in the  person of Lieutenant Deacon. Tho entire,  arrangement and management of the con-.  . cort has been in his hands, and no praise is  too great for the excolleufc, way in which  every dotd.il h-d been carefully considered  _ and,worked out for the comfort and pleasure of the vibitore. His opening announcement showed that he is no novice at this  kind of work: and he "soon made his aud-'  lence aud performers feel at home with each  other by his felicitous introductions as each  now item came on.  The first item on "the program   was a selection from "The Shop/Girl"  by tho War-  spite'a baud.    Before  niany bars  had been  played it was   evident-, that   the Flagship  scores over ail, her predecessors in possess-  4ng a band of'the higeost quality: and under,  the able leadership of the ohief  bandmaster  Mr. Fontanuzzi we prophesy great  things  for, it' before many   months of .the commits-;  Bioa are over.    ���������'The-Saop Girl" is one ofr'  the most 'recent musical   piece-) that  have -  proved such great successes in London.. It  i-is full of lively sparkling mus'ib ~ and,popu-  ���������lar airs: and the applause  thai'"'fd'Hewed its;  . its performancel/tleaves\no doubt '"as 'to -its  "popularity ia Comox. ' ...    .Y Y?  .   The manager, wtio by the way . is .somewhat of a giant iu stature  and whose voice  seemed to   descend   from the   roof  of   the  stage,     next     introduced   Sub-Lieutenant  Chilcott   who   sang   '"Nancy  Leo."     This  song when it first came to  the front created quite a furore:  there is a  swing and go  about it aud a range of tone so suitable for  the   majority   of men's  voices that for a  time naughL else but Naacy Lee was heard  at any of the gatherings of  muuicial elite in  the mother country.    Mv.   Chilcott possesses a strong baritone   voice,  and  rendered  the song in a truly nautical  stylo.    The refrain was   taken up by the  audience,  and  from every quarter came the assnrjinoe that  '���������The sailor's  wife his star shall be."  There   were   several   such   stars   of the  first magnitudo visible in   the   hall on this  occasion, and from the applause whsch followed the song  there ean be no doubt that  this bronch of   astronomy  v/ill be  actively  studied   during   the  next   few months  by  many of   the  gallant tars  present   with a  view of discovering now stars.  Mr. Fontanazza followed with a violin  solo accompanied by the Rev. Mr. Wans-  brough on the piano. The Chief Baud-  master is a violinist of the first water and a  born musician; and hia performance was  marked by the highest' skill and f������eli*-g.  His technique is pct-fec**; and his control of  of hia instrument masterly. In response to  a universal domaud for au encore he play,  cd Simou'ettis .Madrigal, on������ of tho .-ivvbtiS-  eafc dreamy compositions ever written for a  violin.  Aasistant  Paymaster  Dyer , having   beon  introduccd^to   the as-kernbly   by the-   indo-  f iitigable and ubiquitous manager, charmed  the cars  of   ail  preseufc by singing     that  dainty mu-dcial morsel 'Queoa of the Earth.'  The next item wa3 given by E.������-Simordowii,  ono of the fine  fehip'a company to  be found  on board   the  Warspite.    He  posses'-ioa  a  most'cultured  and deep  bass'voi-je - and is  not unknown ou the Loudon operatic utuge.  -'The Bells   of St. Mary's"   -allowed   great1  ncupu i������-r hia voic-.Yaad hid rendering of this  .song  fuily justified the  sounds  of   the, ap-  pl-xuse with which   it was received.    As an  encore   he sang    "The   Warrior   Bold" m  which ho was able to display   the full range  of  his   wonderiul   voice.    *A.������y'.st;-,n<r, Engineer H.uigh next saug a  ebarnung. song called'���������Sweetheart duo"   iu which he   dcnimi-  ���������sfcrated in a   delightful musical way and to  evident  fatirffaotioa   ol   all,   especially  the  ladies, Hba*;  sailers  are tho host and most  constant   of   lovers.     In  response  to   the  hearty encore which ho received Mr. Haigh  aang "The Lighthouse Keeper5'  with groat  artistic taste.  This ended the first part, and the Management announc-d that during the interval of of   10 minutes,   when  as a rule   men  Anyone.-can play it  hat?  ��������� Aiitoharp.  PRICES, 0FROM $3 to $5.  Instruction Book, TEACHING   YOU   IN  HALF AN  HOUR how   to play, the Instrument,"  goes with each, Autoharp^^^a^HH-fc. .,  See those Fine  BANJOS # G UITABS  in the News9 Window:        '  $8 to 6$20 each., : \'*   y  Chas. Segrave,   i: Cumberland,; B.G  ?_5_SgggggggSgg__SSgSSS_S������gS^S3gg8@g_g_gS  ,"3^1  *^*'J  m  "i-Vl  require to discuss private business with each  outside the Concert Room. Lieutenant  Bromley would by special request cheer up  the dropping spirit of. those who remained  by a series of reels and marches on the bag*  pipes/ * Nothing appeals more stronger  to the Scotch * sentiment than this instrument of torture: and b6 everyone remained  and enjoyed the Btriking Bounds as given  by this Highland'liVldie. ; -  "The second pars of^'the program opened '  ? with a selection; from "The   Belle of-New  York"   by the l>aud* whioh - gained ,* fresh  laurels for Mr. Fontanazza and his company. -  One^of the great^.successes of the * evening:  T was, ihe_ next - song' by f the, - Chapl_i u,   the ^  '.Reyv'^Ir. W. Wansbrbugh, who posse-js't'sa?,  ricli baritoaa voice and'is a^thorou'ajh'niii*.,  ician and a   skilled  pianist.    He choW ai  his theme the   Sd-try's   song   from Gilbert  aud Sullivan's "Iolantho" in which he was  accoi-apanied by the string band.    The song  is full of humor and pleasant  melody; and  atits conclusion the audienoe was perfectly  convinced of the fact  ���������"That every boy and every gal  ' 'That's born inte thiB world alive  "Is either a little Liberal  Or else a -little Conservative."  The humour of the  song as well as the  delightful way ia which it was sang, called  forth a most   emphatic   encore   which was  given by the Chaplain  singing   "The Skippers of St. Ives."    Although  the tradition  recorded in thie song told strongly against  the fair sex and is at variance with "Nancy  Lee" and eth eart  Sue", yet the ladies  v/eie tho mo st * demonstrative i the applause. That well known bass song ' 'Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep."  was next given by l Mr.  Smerdon whose voico gave most telling e-  ffect to the beautiful expressive words. It  is said that good tenors are becoming rare:  and the Warspite is therefore to be congratulated on possessing one of the few re-  maining in tho person of Stoker Mills, who  delighted everyone with a most exquisite  rendering, of "Mary of Argyle  ho was encorec aud saug  much feeling.and sweetness." ..'.  A Mandolin and Guitar duet by bands-  man Aitavilla and Mr. Foutanazza was re-  ceived with rapturous applause and called  forth ���������* second piece, in which the skill of  tho niandolinist was displayed by his playing a moat vivacious composition  instrument placed bohiud his back.  Mr. Dyer next contributed  known song "Star ot my Soul,"  greatly to the,  succes ho scored  the evening.  The concert concluded with a performan-  ue by t e baud of Edward Germain's  "Three Dances from Henry VIII." The  xnuiio is extremely choice^ut very difficult:  aud the excellent way in which, they were  played, 'teatifleB to the high state ot efficiency the band has attained -to the few months  of its existence. At the conclusion, the  band played "God Save the Queen," the  large audience demonstrating their loyalty  by heartily joining in the national anthem.  The Rev. H. Wanabrough  and  Assistant  Engineer  Boyle   deserve   a large  mead  of  praise for the  very able way in which they  accompanied  tho   various  singers  piano, which was kindly lent by Mr,  donald.    Great  thanks are  due to  so generously contributed to the pleasure of  the evening: the three cheers and one cheer  more for  Lieutenant Deacon showed  that  his labors had been fully   appreciated.  We hear the coucert r-aliaed $60.  t,iJ7<?ft:|  *   PASSENGER LIST? "V ffr������M  ��������� 5.'*.*3jr,v&i  The following were the paesen-lrf  the;(.(Gity:of^|  -     ''���������':. ry$M  gers who came up on  Nanaimo Wednesday., ,-,..>^ .^^  Miss Milligan,, Girl Coistanffc|f  Morgan J W Johnston, J.Large*?; S^J,  N Ricca, Thompson, Miss Morris^;|||  'Miss Van/Beck, OR^fMrs^Pikfegy  T Colstan, Mrs. Dobeaon, B.Mb-^1  Gregor,T Williams/WHamstm^  Mrs. McDonald/ H Mitchell, "Mrs.^lfJ  -MisslMcDbnaldV J^tJarp^tei^l^^j  Poster, Mrs.- Kilpatrick,^ Miss--W^l  >   .      \ ....    ���������    .v.       i���������    \^-,1 >  ,.     V--.������. -_/'-7|  Prmson. Mr? Hall,  Baikie,' Grieve^ ",-*Jl*  L C McDonald, H Reifel, kim MaW  kin, M R Turner,  JHenswdrth," R.  Rahy, Miss Edge, Mr. Malkin. .     ^r  '? ' ���������   Y \' 'V  Stevenson & CoAfi stock of, dress  goods is superior in assortment and,  quality to any other north "of Nanaimo.  There were quite a nnmber av-<  ailed themselves of the opportunity of hearing the fine music by the  H. M. S. Warspite-hand on Thursday eyening.  For  this  "Mona"   with  Notice.  Riding on locomotives and   railway cars of   the   Union   Colliery  Company by any   person   or   persons���������except train crew���������is strictly  prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismissal for allowing same.  By order  Francis D. Little^  Manager.  with his  the well  and added  earlier in  on   the  Mac-  all who  *���������*'  THE  LARGEST  and most Complete Stock of  Musical  Instruments in B.C.  FLETCHER BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria, B. C.  P. O, Box 143.  PIANOS, ORGANS,'  GUITARS,  MANDOLINS,  BANJOS,  AUTOHARPS,  All the la!est Sheet Music  and Folios. Finest Strings  for all instruments. Agents  for the popular Domestic  Sewing Machines. 'Needles and parts for all machines. Send for Catalogue.  _gg_@_S_S������������gggg__S23__^ll THE BROTHER OF JIM.  By WILLIAM HENEY SHELTON.  [Copyright, 1899, by the Author.]  The roar  of  nearby battle  and the  - hissing   of   flying   missiles    overhead  -rendered  the voices of  the men indistinct and-mercifully swallowed np some  ������uncalled-for oaths and ribald jests.   Suddenly the darkness in  the sunken road  was softened  and  illumined  by a  red  reflection from burning stacks and farm  buildings on the invisible field.  The groups of men under the shelving banks; the long artillery train and  the trees overhead took on the lurid  hue of 'a dragon's grotto in. a play,  while tho "bank which shut oft' the view  j)f the fire was lighted ,by a more than  noonday brilliance against the fierce  conflagration. The brightest light  streamed across the very apex of the  hill through which the road had been  cut. The jaggod stono wall was nearly  leveled with the earth. Not a tree or  bush broke the lighted expanse, in the  very midst of which appeared the silhouetted figure of a man with head bent  forward and hands clasped. His broken  cap strap trembled below his chin, and  his haversack, crowned by an inverted  tin cup, was hitched up into an absurd  hump on his back. At the man's feet,  * a bare earthen mound rose .against the  line of the broken wall, and something  that looked from below like a crooked  root, growing out 'of the. side of the,  mound seemed to .grasp the red light of  ,the flaming stacks. Around the dark  figure the minie balls and fragments  of shell wailed like a jerky harp. ���������  "There ain't no flies on Henry,"  mumbled a wheel driver ., through a  mouthful of hard tack.  "Come .down from there, Price,"  cried the captain, who had walked back  on the road, attracted by the light. *   -  Thero was not the slightest movement in the bent figure.  "Price!" roared the captain.  Henry Price sank slowly to his knees  and pressed his face to the red twisted  root.   The action of the man crouching  t,_''r r  w/$'tW*  The silhouetted fiyurc of a man.  over the mound was so r-trange and his  position so perilous tbat the captain's  - anger ' gave way to a fooling of pity,  which was half admiration for the fellow's insensibility to danger. He looked on for one irresolute moment, and  then ordered a sergeant to bring Price  down. This was not such a fiazardous  duty as might at first seem, for the noncommissioned officer had but to clamber  up the bank and clutch the clothing of  the oblivious man aud drag him over  the declivity? The two camo down together out of tho glare into the dull rod  (light of the cut, followed  by a drift of  pebbles and dirt.  Henry Price scrambled to his feet  without resenting the action of the sergeant or so much as noticing the presence of the captain. Ho took oft* his old  cap and drew his hand across his damp  forehead. His words wero not addressed  to the crowd about him, -but rather to  his own guilty conscience.  ��������� ,'"r'It's my work.  I did it."  "Did what, Henry V asked  the cap-  .'tain, laying his hand kindly on Price's  shoulder.  The stricken man appreciated the  friendliness of tho action and recognized  the presence of his commanding officer.  Ho w _s eager to speak.  "It's niy brother up there. I killed  him. I've been waiting a year to find  out for certain. I did it." Price threw  up his arms with a gesture of despair.  The light streamed down on to his  ghastly upturned face and marked it  with the color of blood.  In an instant he recovered himself.  "Listen, captain!" he exclaimed  eagerly. ' 'It was this way: He was in  tho southern army, Jim was. My regiment formed in this cut iu the other  battle. "We were ordered up to the top  jf this very bank. As I came to the top  ���������right there, captain���������a soldier rushed  in above mo. Our guns went off together. That soldier was Jim. I saw his  face as he fell. My God, I can never  forget his look, captain. I was near  enough to catch him in my arms, but  my foot slipped, and I fell back into the  road. I was mad to climb up again, but  the rebs charged with a yell through  the cut and swept us out. I hoped it  was only a wound, but now I know the  truth, Captain Sanderson���������I did it."  Poor Price was an abject picture of  misery as he uttered the final three  words, standing dry eyed in the red  road. "You see,",he continued, pointing upward, "Jim lay just there where  he fell, until the burial party found  him���������and they didn't half do their  work. Look, captain, that's his skeleton hand thrust out of his grave���������Jim's  hand, with the gray sleeve beaten into  the dirt by the rain.''  "My dear fellow," said the captain,  "there is no certainty that it is your  brother."  "Don't I know?" said Price, with a  hopeless expression of conviction. "Jim  lost hit forefinger fooling with a gun  when we were boys together. The very  same finger is gone from that hand tip  there.  ' 'I killed my brother!"  -Price resented almost angrily the sort  of sympathy that tried to throw doubt  upon the identity of the remains. Several of the men who climbed up under  the shelter of the bank to whers they  could get a near view of the mound in  the fierce light of the conflagration reported the exact- condition of the skeleton hand. .���������'���������The index finger was certainly wanting, and a rag of gray  (deeve, beaten down and rotted by the  rain, lay about the opening in the soil.  The only consolation that remained to  the stricken and contrite brother was  the sad duty of , reburial and the erection of some object to mark the place.  But for the restraint put upon him  Price would have gone instantly about  this work regardless of the scathing fire  that swept the strangely lighted and  exposed mound on the crest of the hill.  He unhooked "a shovel from one cf the  caissons and leaned impatiently on it  awaiting his opportunity, but the final  desperate struggle in the light of the  burning buildings necessitated tho hasty  withdrawal of - the battery from its  cramped and defenseless position, and  when quiet settled at last over the field  'Henry Price was separated from the  sunken road by two line's of pickets,  and morning found thc battery a long  distance from Grovcton crossroads.  , Soon after dawn Price presented himself before the captain at the roadside.  His face was haggard and his appearance indicated that he had passed a  sleepless night. Ho was received with  all the respect and sympathy duo to tho  brother of Jim.  ''This is my last battle,'' ho said.   ''I  have had a warning.   There's Jim back  on the  hill, half   buried, and   I shan't  live  to  reach  him.    Promise  me  one  thing,   captain���������after   the   fighting   is  over have him decently buried."  "Don't be silly," said the captain.  "Promise nie, sir," said Price.  "If  we holo\the ground," said  the  captain,   "I'll   have  everything   done  that you wish; but pluck up heart, my  man.    You'll live  to grow gray hairs  yet."  "My hours are numbered," said  Price. "I am resigned to my fate now  that I have your promise that you will  look after Jim."  The captain was a kind hearted man,  and the despondency of Jim's brother  touched him. "Go back to the forge,"  ho said, "and stop there. "We'll cheat  fate of its victim."  "That's not niy stylo 1" exclaimed  Price, and he turned away from the interview with the indignation of a man  whoso courage had been impugned.  Before another night every extra duty  man had taken a number at the guns.  In the ragged garden of a burning  house Henry Price stepped eagerly into  a vacant place alongside a hot gun and  put out his left hand to have the buckskin thongs of the blackened thumb3tall  knotted about his wrist.  "I reckon iny timo has come, "he  said, looking across at tho man with the  lanyard and glancing down at the boy  whose place he had taken. '"It might  better have been mo than Dick."  There was little time for talk in the  midst of the fierce work that ensued in  tho neglected garden until tho opposing  battcrv was silent. When the firing did  cease, the sooty cannoneers throw them-,  selves down on tbo trampled weed*-', except Henry Price, who walked about  on tbe blackened and smoking turf bo-  fore the muzzle of the gun, every movement of his nervous figuro utl--ring tho,  dumb accusation, "1 did it." Every  comrade know Hint ho was in tho des-  porato mood which impels men eagerly  to court death in i-oiao forlorn hope.  Henry Pric'j' was impatient of inaction and incapable cf rest. When the  battery blazed away again, puncturing  tho dun smoke with red flasher., end  thc return shells plowed the old garden  between tho' hot guns, the tcnsc.'excito-  ment and tho hard work filled him with  grim satisfaction. When ihe man in  front of him fell, ho caught thc grimy  sponge and wielded it fiercely, glad to  bo uncovered, as if ho had, come that  much nearer,, his fate. Once he fell himself as he sprang backward to give the  gun an opportunity to bark, but it was  only a tangle of trampled rosebushes  that caught his heel instead of a message of forgetfulness.  In front, of the tangled .garden the  fields sloped, away for a mile into a  broad valley, made up of pasture aiid  grainfield and fenceless roads,- away to  the dark woods beyond the red railroad  embankment. In the cpjrly darkness of  that wild night Henry Price was half  mad to shoulder a musket and get down  into tho line of' his old regiment somewhere in the thunder of rifles that rolled  over tho valley.  Tho lines of stars pursuing each other  fascinated him. His old regiment ,was  ���������somewhere in thc action.  There was forgetfulness down there,  and, for bim.'back ou'tho hill, only tho  torture of memory. The long battle  might end in .that fierce conflict. Ho  counted himself as a dead man. "Why  not- "have it over at once? Ho could  wrench a gun from stiffened fingers  and help himself to a cartridge box  without asking. An irrepressible im-.  pulse impelled him to plunge into that'  fiery vortex as a moth flies into a lighted candle. He ran down thc hill through  the pasture.'."'Nobody noticed tho passing of a shadow?into* the darkness. Tho  men in the battery v^-ere too. intent on  the vast display of pyrotechnics.  [TOMJI-MJUNTINUKD.J  Sojjjeilitn-jr l.iiiu  I*pe������crvafion.  <y^-\ &J$rQ'Xu^,\> \ \    '  'l^^' /W  ���������M m i')' Iff? I  Irate Individual���������Aro you aware, sir,  that you are lishing in preserved water'.-1  'Ait.y (not quite so innocent as he  would appear* ���������!'reserved water! And  is all the lisli pickled. llienV Blessed  if I've seen any live uns about.-  Punch.       ^_  Too   HeiiKhy.  "What is her objection to her octogenarian husband V"  "That lie wasn't a nonogenarian  when she married him."���������Chicago  ���������Post.  ON THE EARS  Calised? a Winnipeg man great distress.    Doctors failed to relieve him.  Was cured by one box of  J-.  ITM'ENT "m^amsmm' ���������  . Mr, B.Nicholson, Manor  House, Winnipeg, Man., states: .    .  " For' several months I  was troubled with Eczema on my ears? and for weeks I do'c-  ''tored with a prominent Winnipeg physician," but to no avail.     I was induced by a fellow-  "' sufferer,'to: ftry- Dr." Chase's Ointment, which I did.   The first application gave me instant  '*?"r-efief,'and before using: the one box I was completely cured and have had no return of  -���������-.the wretched'disease!"      , . ..> -. ��������� ...*.  y--' . Dr. Chase's. Ointment is an absolute'aire for Eczema, Salt Rheum, and -all* kinds;6f-  ���������-    itching skin, disease.     It is guaranteed to cure. . .���������      :--r^  '-.- ���������"' "' ' For sale by all dealers, or  Edmanson, Bates & Co., Toronto. '"- "-'-  A TRUSTY  SKIPPER.  lie    Knew    His    Business    nnd    Wai  Promptly Engaged.  Since, happily, not a single life was  lost when the mighty Paris grounded  on the Manacles, there can be no harm  in telling a little story of a wise and  trusty sailing master we once met  aboard ,a friend's yacht. Our man,  not being satisfied, to cruise about the  Solent, wished to,take tbe boat right  round" England, and, as a matter of  fact, he did navigate her safely as far  as from Hyde pier to Barmouth, a job  that wants a bit of doin^i*. But he  funked taking her into. Holyhead "on  his own," for Holyhead is a most dangerous harbor and fairly abounds in  sunken snags. So he cast about to  find a pilot. Of the lot that presented  themselves be gave tho preference toJ  an elderly sea dog with a rolling eye  that spoke volumes for a concealed  mine of humor within. -Being a bit of  a commodore himself, however, our  host couldn't engage the professional  skipper without catechising him. -  "I presume you know Holyhead harbor pretty well?" be said.  "You bet I do." '  "It's full of sunken rocks and snags,  isn't it?"  "So they say."  "So they say! But you know just  where thoy lie, don't you?"  "No, I'm jiggered if I do!" answered  tho pilot, and we were all aghast;  "Well, you're a pretty so:t of a chap  to undertake to 'take us in." cried our  man with cutting sarcasm. "And you  don't even kuow whore tbo rocks are!"  "Probably," answered, tho old skip-,  per, .tucking about half an ounce of-to--  bacco into an unseen hollow tooth;  "but I,know precious well where tbey  ain't, .an up to now .that's-always answered my purpose!" lie was engaged.���������Ally Sloper.  , Vuc of Ivy Leaves.  . Spotted, soiled or faded cloth gowns  can be renovated by a decoction of ivy  leaves. Pick about 20 young, green ivy  leaves and place them in a jug or basin  with a pint of boiling water. Cover aud  let thorn .soak for two or throe hours,  when the fluid will be ready for use.  Brush the garment thoroughly inside and  out, spread smoothly ,upon a table, and  carefully sponge with the ivy water.  Wring dry and it will be seen that the  garment has recovered its former, color.  Black silk can be cleaned in the same  manner,- but must be tightly rolled ,over  a cloth' wound round a roller and left to  dry. Black lace ^is capable of ;the. same'  treatment.  NEW   MEXICO.   "J '  Now Mexico wants to be'a state.   There,  are several persons in New Mexico and .������������������  good    many    lieiid    of    stock.���������Rochester ���������  Union nnd Advertiser.  ' When Governor Roosevelt becomes  president of the United States. New Ilex-  i-.o will have no trouble" to get into the  Union.���������Kansas City Star..  A BRAVE WQgVIAN.  How a Drunken ISusbaTid Was Made a  Sober Man by a Determined Wif e-  A PATHETIC LSSTTIDR.  She writes:���������"I had for a Ion a: time been  thinking of trying thc Samaria. Proscription treat me i ii; on my husband for his  drinking habit -, but Iwas afraid he would  discovei'that i was giving him medicine,  and che thought; unnerved me. I hesitated  for nearly a week, hue one day when he  camo home very much intoxicated and  his week's salary nearly all spenl, 1 threw  off all fear aud determined to make an  effort to save our home from thc ruin I  saw coming, at all hazards. I sent for  your Samaria Prescription and put it in  his coffee as directed next morning and  watched and prayed for the result. At  noon I gave him more a nd also at supper.  He never suspected a thing, and I then  boldly kept right on giving ic regularly,as  I had discovered something that set every  nerve in my body tingling Vith hope and  happiness, and I could see a bright future  spread out before me���������a peaceful, happy  homo, a share in the good things of life, an  attentive, loving husband, comforts, and  everything else dear t**> a woman's heart,  for my husband had told me than whiskey  was vile stuff and he was i. iking a dislike  to it. It was only loo true, for before I  had given him tiiYfi-.!] course he had stopped drinking alcogci-hcr. bin; I kept giving  the medicine till it was gone, and then sent  for another lot to have on hand if he should  relapse, as ho had done from his promises  before. He never has. and I am writing  you this letter to tell you how thankful I  am. I honestly believe it; will euro the  worst cases."  A pamphlet in plain, soaVd envelope,  sent free, giving testimoni;...-: nd full information, with direction.- how to lake or  administer Samaria' Prescription.' Correspondence-considered ���������-������������������u-redly confidential. Address The S r.v-.ria Remedy Co.,  Jordan street, Toronto, Ont.  Something- Worth  Kciovring.  -iff*.  im  .IPatljer���������Vou are .wasting   time���������and  time, is money, you know.  ������Sd'n���������Is it?   Theh I wonder how long  ftnu-ill ."take, to, settle all  iny  debts''���������  A Well-KnoTvn  Toronto Traveller  Cured of Catarrh  After Eight  Years' Suffering1.    ;  JAPANESE   CATARRH   CURE   CURES.  Mr.  R.  E.  Fleming,  the    well-known and  popular Toronto   representative    of    Messrs..  Etving& Sons, Cork Manufacturers, Montreal,  writes: "I have been a constant  sufferfr  from  catarrh of a severe and disagreeable type  for^  eight years, which became, worse each winter, *  in spite of the hundreds of dollars I spent' with',  catarrh specialists and many remedies, which <  only afforded temporary rclief.������I tried Japan esc  Catarrh Cure about one year ago,  and: since  completingtliis  treatment have  not felt.thc  least symptoms of niy former trouble.    A fow  months ago  I  rccOininenned it to a friend  similarly affected, and  he is now  completely  cured also.   I can highly recommend it  to any  person  troubled with" this    most    annoying  disease."        r <,  Japanese" Catarrh Cure relievos cold in the  head in oue minute. Sold by, all druggists.'  Price. 50 cents. ,A true ������umpl<;'will he sent to  any person tioublod wi'h eatnrrh. Knclose  5-cent stamp. Aadivs=, Hie Grhllihs & Mac-  pherson Co.. 121 Church street. Toronto.  '' Luxury. '��������� '  "Mike," said Plodding Pete,- '*dere _  only oue time when I envies de rich."      '  '  "I'm ashamed of yer weakness.",  "I don't blame you.   But when I read       . ���������/'  about dose  swells comiu  all de way'��������� '.,  from   Europe. as saloon  passengers  I    ���������  can't help i'oelin-a pang o" jealouss'."���������  Washington Star.  New Sonpr* Welcome.  r  New   songs   always- sell   well.     It's*.'-  such a relief to get rid of the last one  that   anything   new ' will   go.���������Porta-"  rbnutb. Clirouiol-. ��������� '  ' ���������        ' --,        ;Vv  .l'-was  cure.d of  painful   Goitre   by.  MINARD'S LINIMENT  , -    -   BYARD McMUIiLIN.  . ' Chatham."Ont:       ,'_,     . ,,       /' Y  *" '.  I was cured of Inflammation   by MI-.'  NARD'S LINIMENT. ' "    ���������> ,  ' MRS. W. W. JOHNSON.  Walshi-Ont. ''       ?  I was cured of Facial   Neuralgia by  MINARD'S'LINIMENT.  Parksdale, Ont,  J. H: BAlLfiY,  Hi*   Way'Ont..     ,'        "'  A certain Irish' member ���������of - parliament, popular and a bachelor,' ha'd been  very polite to the' daughter ? of.- the  house .where he was visiting. When  the time,came for him\to go, the too  ���������anxious mamma called-; him in for? a  serious talk. :'i'ih sure I don't know  what *lo say." she-went-on: "Tis re^  ported all around tliat you,are to. marry- Letitia.." \ ���������'"���������      '. ;   .      /   ''-'  ..".lust say that ��������� she.,refused Yme;-"  quietly advised the parliamentarian.-^  San Francisco Argonaut. ' Y,  MINARD'S LINIMENT is flsfil Dy Physicians,  Birds  a������   Ventriloquist*.1  Many birds form their sounds without "opening their bills. ^The-pigeon is  a "-.yell known'instance-of 'this. Its  cooing- can be distinctly heard, although it'does not open its bill. The  call is formed internally .iii the throat  aud chest and is only' rendered audible  by resonance. Similar ways may be  observed in many birds and other animals. The clear, loud call of the  cuclcoo. according to one naturalist, is  the resonance'of a uote formed in the  bird. The whirring of-the. snipe, which  betrays the approach of the bird to the  hunter, is an act .of ventriloquism.  Even the nightingale has certain notes  which are produced internally and  which are audible while the bill is  closed.  *     ��������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������  TTI firm; TTDP will hoal 'Iresli or old wounds in  ULtibnJVUllll man or bi-ast.   It Iras no equal  Th������������ Striiiist'st  I'nrt  of It.  ���������'There is one truly remarkable thing  about tin' l-'reix'h due-list."  "I su|>*-->sf,you refer to the fact that  lie never iiurts his adversary?"  "No: he il-u'sn't even hit the innocent bystander**- Chicago Times-EIer-  'alil.  and ColJC  Always   relieved   promptly  by  Dr. Fowler's Ext. of Wild?  Strawberry. ?������  When you are seized with an attack of  Cramps or doubled up with Colic, you  Want a remedy you are sure will give you  relief and give it quickly, too.  You don't want an untried something .'  that may help you. You want Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry, which every  one knows will positively cure Cramps and  Colic quickly. Just  a dose or two and yoy  bave'ease.  But now a word of -  proof to back up these -  assertions,   and. we  have it from Mr. John  .  Hawke,  Coldwater,  Ont.,  who writes:   '  "Dr.Fowler's Extract  of Wild Strawberry is  >  a wonderful cure for  Diarrhoea,    Cramps  and pains in the stomach.    I was a great  sufferer until I gave it a trial, but now I  have perfect comfort."  c- -i  '!"*'  '-.aon [If  -,-:  r  - r;;  ��������� ���������v^  :���������--���������������*���������.  -'���������_���������  IJ    THE BIGGEST  t| SAVINGS BANK IN1I-  --5-J  THE WORLD,  ~&-*t  e-^y*  --. ttx  W  ".* ���������-  UK  3a*g  ������fsg  5S85  Ski It Ia Connected "With the ���������Brit-���������������.;���������������  ifih I'owtofilce Department.  BY ALFRED R. ROWLEY.  ���������?���������**>���������  , -?���������*���������-:  The other day-the Prince,of Wales laid  the cornerstone for, the hew buildings of  the British- Postal Savings bank. This  is an institution which many wise Americans think we ought to copy and which  may some day be established by Uncle  Sam.  Britannia wouldn't be able to keep  house without it  '   Thc British Postal Savings bank is undoubtedly the greatest savings bank  iu  the world.    It has more than 7,000,000  depositors, and its funds ninount-to'inore  than .$000,000,000.  The vast sum held by  the bank is made up of a,great multitude  j' of small savings, the averugc sum stand-  | ing to'an individual account only slightly  i exceeds fIC.    One in every five persons  I in England and Wales' has an account in  j, this bank.  r It would seem rather strange to us to  take our savings to thc postoffice. Yet  that js what the Briton does. One by  one* he-drops his spare shillings into the  capacious coffers and takes an immense  satisfaction , in watching' them slowly  grow, into, pounds. Even the British'  j schoolboy saves-his .pennies through the  ; medium of the postoffice  the postal bank may not be attached.  The paternal care with which big John  Bull looks after the infant department of  his savings bank is almost funny. Two  means are provided for the saving of children's pennies. ( One is the penny bank,  and the other is the stamp card. The hitter is most-in use because it's so simple.  The infant economist,buys a stamp with  each penny saved and pastes it in place  on one of the- forms furnished. When  he has saved 12 pennies, he sends it in.  and the government looks after thai shilling as gravely as if it were ������1.000,000.  These stamps are sold by schoolteachers  all over "Great Britain, and thus every  postbOice and every schoolroom becomes  a bvaDoh of thin great savings institution.  A  MEAN TICKET  SCALPER.'  t������t������������������������������������>#t'������( . ��������� ���������   ^  I| A GIEL OP fl  11 SOLID GOLD f|  i^ti* ' ��������������������������������������������������������������� ' ^;'������  gjjp Colorado Will  Send u if l.OOO,- ������p  r  No  financial   institution  in  all  history  has enjoyed  so  marvelous a growth  as  tliis.    It'was founded only 38 years ago.  j So quickly did  it. win the confidence-of  the  public that a-separate, building  for  ' the' accommodation  of  its "headquarters  staff soon became necessary.   Extensions  ��������� and   additions   which   have   since   been  made''have been  fully occupied  as fast  as   completed,   until   no   further  accommodations,   near' the   general' postoffice  were   possible ' without   expenditure  out  of all proportion to the ends required.  Now a tract of five acres on the outskirts "of  London  is  being" covered  with  ' immense  buildings,' in   "which  are to  be  ' located the clerks who keep the books of  ' this immense institution. , ���������  "Although the new building will be the  largest bank building in the world, mon-  lie Worked - Off n.  Dead Ticket  on ���������  Deitf Mute.  "About two-mouths ago," said a ticket  scalper, "a good looking chap with a" big  roll of money came into my place and  bought a pasteboard to Frisco. lie was  such an attractive, clever fellow that,!  took an instant liking to him, and I was  rather shocked last week when he walked in looking like a tramp. Me told mo  a fantastic hard luck story, declared he  had lost all his money, admitted he had  beaten his way into town on a freight  and wound up by asking me to help him  get back-1 to the coast. 'Give me any old  ticket that calls for Texas,' he pleaded.  'I don't care if it. was issued in the year  one.'  "In hunting through my stock I found  an expired -ticket "to Dallas, and he  pounced on it like a cat. 'Will you let  me have this?' he asked eagerly. , '  " 'I will if you'll tell me how you are  going to ride on it.' I replied. "    ,'  "'Why, it's dead .easy,! says he. 'You  "see,-1 had a partner once, who was deaf  and dumb, and I learned the sign Inn.-.,  gu'age. *, When (the conductor- comes  along, I'll give him this ticket, and when  he kicks I'll reply with my hands. Then  he'll -kick some' more, and -1*11 give h:;.i  another dose of sigus; ITc won't be a bit-  to make me understand at all. and tlie  deuce a bit will he, understand, himself.  By that time tlie passengers will get in  terested. and a howl will go .up^ ag.-iin-t  putting off a poor deaf and, dumb m-;ii.  The upshot of the affair will be .thin he'll  lack the moral courage to lire ine. aud I'll  get my ride to Dallas.' . ��������� ���������  "I was so amused that Met him take  the ticket and kept on chuckling until a  friend from Texas dropped in a few days  later to havo a chat. ,'Did y' hear about  . that.deaf;and dumb man who was swindled by some scalper?' says he.  "'No.' says" l; beginning to feel chilly  down, the back.  " 'Well,'it was an outrage.' he went on.  'Some infernal rascal sold him n dead  ' ticket, to Dallas, but the conductor was  kind enough to carry him after he got  the facts. I'didn't'hear "the.scoundrel's  1 name, but the passengers have it. and  they are goinsr to show him up.' *  , "That's tough, 'isn't-itV If I ever see,  that . smooth gent Again. , I'm going to  .have some of- liis-gore."���������New Orlouhd  T imes-Dc~aocrat. ��������� ��������� ���������  2K*S  OOO Ststtiie to tiie Paris  '* Exposition.  ���������ZZlV  ���������SKfis  SSSs  *=������������  The golden girl is bound to attract an  immense amount of attention at the  great exposition. It will prove a big advertisement for Colorado without doubt  for a life sized statue of solid gold will be  a striking object lesson to the Europeans  concerning the great wealth of America.  ���������sMSs  ���������������������������<g).������������  . BY MARK NORRIS.  WCi ���������  i're'4j'������M'''4:^'������M^  f������;ir-^;������-'*M--*-?-fr<^  A solid gold statue of an American  girl, life size, will be the feature of Colorado's exhibit at the Paris exposition 0:  1900. It is estimated that about $j,000,-  000 worth' of precious bullion will be  used in the casting of this auriferous  maiden. "  Mr. Richard Le Gallienne, who in his  decadent way has given us his idea of  "The Quest of the Golden Girl," will  now, "feel like 30 cents." The golden  girl he wrote about was a wishywashy  sort of a creature for whom the average  man would not ride three blocks on a  trolley car. A quest after Colorado's  golden girl, if successful, would be worth  while. '  Both Utah and Montana have been  talking about sending a girl .of gold to  the big French exposition, but it seems0  that the Colorado fair' commissioners  have stolen a march on them.  The Colorado commissioners were considering  for awhile the  project  of having their state represented  by  a  golden  model' of Pike's peak, but have given it  ,up for the statue.        '  'Mr. F..D. Higbee of New York,,, who.  conceived and. carried  out the  Montana  silver statue-project for the World's fair,  is' the author of this scheme, and he,has'  closed "a contract with the Colorado men.  'A syndicate of Colorado mine owners has  agreed  to furnish  the necessary  bullion  as a loan to the state.       . ���������  '  The life of the American girl  is fo be  but five years,  for" the  reason  that the  owners  of the  bullion set that limit- on  the loan.    She is to* be landed in Europe  next   February   and   left  at  the. exposition throughout its- duration.  At the close of that time it is the intention to take the" statue to England  and exhibit it to Queen Victoria. , The  model.of .the many" American girls who  have had the honor of an introduction to  the queen will thus receive formal presentation, to her majesty.   ������������������   .  After that it is unders"&>od the model  will be exhibited at the expositions at  Buffalo and St. Louis?  By no means the smallest feature of  the exhibit is the fact that Miss Bessie  Inharmonious After All.  ' "No: Ave couldn't agree," sighed the  man.     "I  said   I   wasn't  worthy  ot her,  -and she said I was. For the sake of harmony I yielded my opinion and said I  was worths' of,her.  and she. not to  be  outdone in generosity. I suppose, yielded  her opinion and said I wasn't."���������Detroit  Journal.  AN  OLD STUN'  WALL.  It ye only  knew 'the backaches  in  un  old  fc'.un*  wnJl!      * ���������  O I���������ordy me, <  I'm *=e\cnty-three!  Begun   among-   iliese   bowlders,    and    I've   lived  here thtough  it all. <  I   wasn't   quite   to   bub's   age   there   when   dad  commenced  to clear  Thc  wust of ninety acres  with a   lioss  team and  a steer.  And  we've  used  thc stun's for fenein,  and  wc'vi  built around  the lot.  Oh,   I've tugged and  worked there,  sonny.   ontEl,  gracious ine,  I've iot  And  faiily groaned o' -evenings with the  twinges  in   my   bark. n '  Sakes,   there   warn't   no   shirkin   them   days:   it  was tut; and  lift and sack.  For   it   needed   lots   of   muscle.   lots  of  gruntin,  lots of s.ind.  If a fellpr calculated for to clear a piece of land.  Bub,  it  isn't any  wonder that our backs has go  ���������   a hump.  That   oui   arms aie   stretched  and   awkward   lika  the handle on a  pump.  1'hat our p.iltns are  haid  and calloused,   that  wa  wabble in our gait.  _Thcre's   the   reason   right   before  you   round   tha  'meddcis in  the state. ,  And   I   wonder sometimes,   sonny,   that  we've any  backs at all  When I (igjrcr on the backaches in an  A Mce,  OI������J3ffiiis  "Man.  While a good many of the funny stories of "She asked me to hold the baby" have been written and the subject  consequently is somewhat frayed, still  the  scene  that  occurred   in   Madison '>  square one night was funny.   A jovial ,.  looking old gentleman was sitting on  a bench beside a portly,  well dressed;  woman who had ;. baby in her arms.-".  The two got in conversation by the.'old  gentleman remaining, "How well the -  baby behaves.'* for the little thing :lay'  aud  slept peacefully   wrapped  in' uu- -  merous veilings. *    ' "' "���������'���������*  Presently the  woman  said she was ���������  going over to Fourth avenue to buy a   '  bottle of milk  and   requested 'the old"  man to hold the baby.   "Why, certain- ������;  ly," said he.    "I've been a father aiid, '������������������'  grandfather to so many  that I  know '.  how., to   handle ' them."    The, woman'' '���������  went away aud didn't come back.   The V-  old gentleman became nervous. > but us,?  the baby still  slept' on peacefully be.^j-,  r waited  until  long  past  his'own ;bed- --|"  time for the mother to return. ' '? ' fc  It was nearly midnight when 'he,?"-*  walked into the police station, and" p.  banded over the bundle. Then be bare- ', \fJ  ly escaped arrest 'for trying to hoax???v  tbe sergeant when the wrappings'were -'J-.  thrown aside and there was, disclosed ?J5>  a papier mache doll, one of those/y\  jointed things from Paris which-jad-;"v  mirably   reproduce  an  appearance Tot7-JSi'  life.���������New" York, News.  He Ilcld'Miito His Knife.  . VAJ.     <   ^t|  Old  -- Stun'  Wall.  SCHOOL BRANCH OF THE BRITISH TOSTOFFICE  SAVINGS BANK.  ey will neither be deposited nor withdrawn there, aud probably a large proportion of the depositors will never so  much as see the place. The actual money changing is done over the counters of  13,000 little postoflices all over the United Kingdom.  The government makes no charge for  carrying letters connected with its banking department and will take infinite  pains to correspond with a boy in the  northernmost town, in the kingdom who  wants to place as small a sum as I shilling into the hands-of the postmaster  general, even if, as frequently happens,  he wants to draw it out-again a few days  later. *And when that boy has saved as  much-as ������1 he-gets" interest on it at tin-  rate of 2V2 per cent.  Aside from the comfortable knowledge  that the bank can't break unless the government goes to smash, the chief beauty  of the postal savings bank is its simplicity. You can open an account.with 1  shilling at almost any postofiicc in the  land.        ."������������������  A stranger coming into one of these little postoflices and expressing a desire to  open an account is asked, to (ill out a  blank giving his name, address aud occupation, gets a depositor's book, in which  he "writes his name, pays in his money  and has the sum recorded in his hook.  lie may make his next deposit in an office at the othef end of the kiugdom if  he wishes to do so.  When he wants to withdraw the money, he has to send to the central department, in a free envelope, a notice of withdrawal, which he can get without charge  at any postoffice. The central office sends  back a warrant, which he presents with  his deposit book at any postoffice. - He  signs the warrant in the presence of on?  Of the clerks, and the handwriting is com  pared with his own signature in his deposit book, and the money is paid. If litis in a hurry for his money, he can get il  in two or three hours from the time he  asks for it by means of the telegraph.  No one is permitted to deposit more  than $2r>0 in one year, and interest is not  paid on a larger total of deposits than  $1,000. A deposit book may not'be used  as a security for a loan, and a deposit in  - Well  Rewarded.  Mr. Lucy, in The Strand, says -tliat  , when the late Lord Barringtoir was "made  a'peer of the United Kingdom people  asked why. Members of the house of  commons, ransacking their memories for  suggestion of reason, recalled how one  night, while Dizzy was still with us in  the commons, he. awakening from profound reverie, could not find his eyeglass.  He wanted to stick it in his right eye and  take his accustomed survey of the house.  With a haste and perturbation foreign to  his impassive manner, he rooted about  flic* recesses of his waistcoat, tugged at  his shirt collar, peered on the ground at  his feet, had given it up for a had job,  when Lord Harrington, who was sitting  near him. quietly put his hand between  the premier's shoulders and brought:  round the errant giass.  Dizzy, though uot demonstrative, adds  Mr. Lucy, never forgot a friend or a. favor. So it came about five years It.ter.  when the reins of power were slipping  out of his fingers, he held them for a moment longer to give Lord Barrington a  seat in the house of lords and a place on  the roll of the English peerage. At least  that was what was said at the time in  the private conversation of Lord Bar-  rington's friends.  A   Tnx   on   ICno-tvieriKC.  In June. 1S33. Charles Knight began  publishing the Penny Cyclopedia in England. It was an instructive popular  work? sold in small parts''at-'a small  price���������just the kind <>f ��������� book the government ought  to eneonrage.  But governments .figured differently  then. The Penny Cyclopedia .-u-tuallv  paid in taxes between "-"ifiO.OOO ;iinl  Jj"!00.000 in 13 years, which stun was just  about the publisher's total loss.  A complete, set of the work weighed  3"3 pounds. Twenty- thousand reams  paid (������ cents a pound tax. or $-i-!.U0l): the  remaining' 30,000 reams paid 3 cents a  pound, or $32,000. while the tax on  millboard and wrappers and other incidentals brought tlie grand total up-" to  the sum named.���������St. Louis Post-Dispatch.   . ,. -.    ���������  A Snceesufiil  IIo3������i   Up.  The following colloquy is. reported between the late Mr. Spurgeou and a boy  in his orphanage:  "Mis'r Spudgin. s'posing there was an  orphin 'sylum ah a hunnerd orphins in  it. an ail the orphins had uncles an  auntes to bring 'cm cakes an apples "cept  one orphin wot hadn't no one; ought in  -omebody"give that orphin a sixpence';"'  "I think so." replied Mr. Spurgi-un.  "But why?"  '"Cause I'm him," said Bob.  The story goes that the "orphin" had  the sixpence.���������San Francisco Argonaut.  Tlie Suvnsre Bachelor.  The Young Sweet Thing���������I wonder  how it is there is no good English  equivalent for fiance?  The Savage Bachelor���������How about  idiot?���������IndianaDO*lis Journal. j  --DO  MISS liKoSIK O. 1'OTTKIJ.  O. Potter, the noted sculptress of Chicago, is modeling the figure in New York.  ' Miss Potter's work has-attracted so  much attention both in America and  abroad that she needs no introduction.  Her plaster cast of Mrs. H.������H. Kohlsaat  of Chicago, her "Mother and Child" and  many other portrayals of modern women  in plaster have made her famous, and she  only recently returned from Paris, where  she has been studying under Rodin, the  sculptor who recently created such a  furore by his "spiritual" representation  of the novelist, Balzac.  Miss Potter is at present at work upon  the model in New York, and it will soon  be turned over to the Henry-Bonnard  Bronze company, which is- to cast the  statue. This will be done in one piece,  nnd this should be enough in itself to  make the American girl in gold famous  as an achievement.  Miss Fetter is receiving the assistance  and advice of St. Gaudens, the well  known sculptor J. Q. A. Ward, president  of the American Sculptors' society, and  Daniel C. French, the designer of tho  well known bronze in the Boston cemetery called "Death and the Sculptor."  Rodin has also passed favorably upon the  figure. ���������  The figure of the American girl is to be  life size, and she is to stand upon a  pedestal which will place her head about  12 feet above the foundation upon which  the whole will stand. The pedestal will  be 5 feet 8 inches high, and it will he  made of native copper and silver, tastefully worked together..  Just what the pedestal will bear in the  way of ornament and picture is not yet  settled, but this is a matter which will  be left largely to Mr. Higbee's taste.  The latter will stay in Colorado for some  time, and he will go about the state in  company with the members of the commission. During this trip, it is said, the  names of Colorado mines which are considered of sufficient importance to be  placed upon the pedestal will be selected.  Four pictures will be chosen for the  four sides of the pedestal, but the only  one which has yet been selected is that  of Kit Carson. The coat-of-arms of the  state, among other things, will be one of  the decorations, and various designs appropriate to the character and history of  the state will be wrought upon the base.  One of these suggested by Mr. Higbee is  a bull train moving across the plains.  The details are yet to be arranged.  If ye only   knew  the backaches in an  old  stun'  wall t < '  We read of men       ' **���������  Who  with a  pen  Have   pried   away   the   curses   that   have   crushed  us in  their fall.  1 I   don't   tietri-udg-e   them' honor  nor   thc  splendor  of'their name. '  For an in'iagc Yankee farmer hasn't-any .use. for  fame.    -  but   the   man   who   lifted   curses   and   the   man  who lifted stones  Never'II bear^  mite of dlff'runce in the Heavenly Father's tones,  'For  I   have   the  humble  notlon.'bub,   that   when  all  kinds of  men,,  The chaps that pried,with crowbar and the chaps  '   that pried  with  pen.  Are , waitin    to    be    measured    lor    the    things  ''       they've "done below '*    ' ,  The angel  with  the "girth  chain's bound  to giv������  us all   fair'show,' :  And   the   humble   man   who's ^tussled   with   th������  -'      rocks of stubborn  Maine "  Won't find  that all  his labor has been thankless  and in  vain.* -, ������ .  And while the wise and mighty get the glorious  ' honors due  The "man  who took  the brunt of toil -will  be re-  mem beicd   too. - ,   .  The man who bent his aching back  will earn his  crown,  my child.  By   the  acres 'he  made  fertile  and   the   miles  of  rocks he  piled.  That ain't my whole religion, fori don't propose  to  shiik  What my duties are to heaven, but the gospel ol  hard  work  Is   a   mighty   solid   bedrock   that   I've   built   on  more or  less. s  I believe that God  Almighty has it in  his hpjrt  to bless  For the good  they've ieft behind them rout;h old  chaps  with  humped up backs  Who have gone ahead and smoothed  things with  the crowbar and  the a\.  For if all  our  hairs  are  numbered  and  be  notes  the  sparrow's  fall  He undui&tands the bad aches in an  Old  Stun'  Wa!L  ���������Lewiston   Journal.  The Pride of Trade.  Gentleman (who has engaged aged  colored back-man to drive him from the  station to the hotel)���������Say, uucle, what's  your name?  Driver���������My name, sah, is George  Washington.  Gentleman ��������� George Washingtou!  Why. that name seems familiar.  Driver���������Well, fo* de Lawd's sake. I  should think it ought to. Here I have  been drivin to this statiou fo' 'bout -U  years, sah.���������Harlem Life.  On the afternoon of June .1. lS72.ran^|  old painter named 'William . McCtil- /-&1  lough while painting the bridge aboyeY,;-^  ctho falls between the .first'and socond-|"J*>  Sister islands fell into the rapids:' 'ln-^rk-<  stantly he was swept furiously toward^'-V  the cataract, but whirled into- lesser(Vr\  waves so that' he struck against"aiul'-ivj,:  seized a rock not far above1 the* bi'ink.i^  Hundreds quickly gathered on .the'*","?^;  shore and watched, all eager to-heip^/S'-i1  . but ignorant what,to do,  was Thomas Conroy, *��������� who".secui*ed"''a'4^'  coil of rope, fastened one. end to"a.,t~reeY<:-i'  onshore and with,, the other end in .his ^t'-  hand waded out as far _.s lie could'a*"nd-'J$d  occasionally swam, the '.water "'beingV^  from 18 inches1 to six feet deep.?,.;'%  - /������$  -   He aimed far up,stream to.allow/for/^'  the power of. the*- current and at;'last-,v4  with great difficulty'reached?the,unf6r-(i(|;;  tunate painter and bbundt?:_im to^_im"Y*ter>'  self with the rope.-.->They, were swept?Si*^  off their feet several times on theVwayYj%!  back to, shore, hut the" rope- had [Jbeeifrfg!  firmly fastened, and they finally landed3?1  safely.'    Wheu - they ���������reached - shore.ijtX^V  was found tbat McCullough still clutcH;"Sj$i  ed his putly knife firiniy in?his, laand.l^J  having held it during, the\threeMlio?uVa%y  he haxFb'een'on the brink of the falls.^'YM  F. A. Acland in'."Adyentures^arNIagY^j  ara," ln'(Youth's Companion.  ?     ? ~ ._:" *   :���������;���������r^���������      .?.v'*-'r '  ParnelJ's Ghosts. ,,'<,    . , "   >  As you are always glad to hear about "?"  haunted   houses   in   Ireland^ writes  a?'?  correspondent,   may   I   add  a Lcurio'usY;"  story with  regard to the home of-.the" ?���������  late Irish leader?    The story is made- --1  more credible b3r the  fact  that there (  was   something   in   the   late   Charles  Stewart    Pa moll's   majestic    isolation .?  which  reminded  one^ strangely of the   ;  gloomy grandeur of tlie mountains sin*- v?  rounding his home.  ,In the square entrance hall there is a billiard table, and. -  the story is that tbe ghosts of the old1'-  house amuse themselves  in  this  spot '���������  after  nightfall.     No   matter   how .the  billiard balls are left upon the cloth at    "  the  time  the  household   retires,  they  will be found in a different position tbtj    ,  next morning.���������\l. A. P.  His Practice.  "Say. you knew Deacon Hard way'?  hoy Hen. who went tip to the city lo  study medicine, didn't you?"  "Oh. yes; I kuowed Hen well. What  about hi in V"  "He killed himself day before yesterday."  ������������������You don't say! What was the mat-  terV Couldn't he git no outside practice'/"��������� Chicago Times-Herald.  Lnjirtsecr mid thc Dos Tax.  On one of Landseer's early visits to  Scotland tbe great painter (Stopped at  a village and .took a great deal of no.  tice of the dogs, jotting down rapid  sketches of them on a piece of paper.  Next day, on resuming his journey, he  was horrified lo find dogs suspended  from trees in all directions, or drowning iu the rivers, with stones around  their necks. He stopped a weepiuy  urchin, who was hurrying off with a  pet pup in his arms, and learned to his  dismay that he was supposed to be'iiti  excise oiiieer who was taking notes of  all the dogs be saw in order to prosecute the owners for unpaid taxes.  A   Neeesslly.  "There is a great deal of excitement  in Paris." said one French ollicial.  "Yes."  said   the other'calmly.  "And -discontent." ;     .  "Doubtless. M'ut there isn't nearlv  as much discontent as there would'  probably be if there were nothing. to  get excited  over."���������Washington  Star.  A   Peril   Averted.  First Tragedian���������Just listen to this:  "In California there are ostriches' eggs  weighing three pounds.**  Second Tragedian���������Great Scott: Isn't  it lucky our troupe didn't get a ehnin-e  to play in California this year!-Chicago Record.  Then   lie   Didn't   Kilt.  An English merchant was invited by  a. Chinaman to dine with him. Xeilher  could speak the other's language, and  a conversation was carried on by  means of gesticulations and signs.  Among the dishes was one which seemed very savory. The Englishman had  an idea it wns duck.'but to make certain he pointed to-the dish and pleasantly insinuated.'"Quack, quack!".'  The Chinaman wagged his head and  said: "No-ey.  no-ey!    Bow-wow-wo-w!"  In  War nnd  Pence,  Krepps-���������Who's   the   scared    looking  litlle chap so completely under the influence of the big woman?  Higson���������That's Sizbooni. Gota brevet  and ������*i gold medal for during work in  the Philippines.���������Philadelphia North  American.  Syns j������nthy.  Probably the reader has heard voices  which the following will" recall to  mind: ._'���������"���������'  "I know Mr. Pidgerly is a good  man." said one of the members of the  family after the caller'had gone, "but  it makes me so tired to hear him talk!"  "I know why it is." said another  member of the family. "You feellike  clearing your throat all the time to  help him out."  Choice, of Evils.  "Mrs. Smith, you don't seem to mind  your two boys quarrel ing."  "No. When they're quarreling. I know  they're too busy to batch up mischief."  ���������Chicago Record. rTHE    CUMBERLAND   N������W&  1   l -   - ,_ 'ft     ' '>���������._.' /'     '  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  1-..S1      I-*   t.^'l.     .   -       '������������������'  '   '   ML E. Biasett Editor?"  "" "Th- columns of The News are open to all  wJ2 wish bo express therein viewB on mattl-  )um of public interest.- '  ���������** '���������'While "w* do ���������6t hold ourselves rosponei-  b���������ffdr the utterances'of correspondents' wo  -ftaerv-e the r-ght of declining to insert  'doUi'fltunici-.rionH unnece-jS���������rily personally,  *   tar Advertisers who"' want their ad  changed,    should  get   copy in   by  *"12 a.m. day'before issue.  i ;  i :ri        .       ���������������������������*   '  SATURDAY, SEPT., 30th,   1899.  g.,      ��������� ��������� i ���������    ' * ���������     ���������  r  -*    YANOOUVER'S BAD BOYS.  Thieve and Sleep Out of Night and  '"���������      Won't Suit Gaol or Reformatory.  - Prom the Vancouver News-Advertiser.  1 Tiiere are _ number of very bad boys In  this _ty, but before condemning them it  *wbul_ be well to ask to w_at extent their  parents are to blame for the wrong-doing  ���������of their -sons. The police have this week  -arrested four lads- who are suspected of  ���������petty thieving and the officers are hunting  Kip other _uspected . culprits. Detectives  iButler-and'-Wyfle have the matter In hand.  They had quite a-search on Tuesday even-  ��������� lug when they caught two of the small boys  Bleeping In an empty wagon at the rear of  Center & Hanna's parlors. The wagon belonged to the B. C. Delivery Company,  i Mr. Butler, on lifting up the' wagon curtain, saw the sleeping boys, enc named  ���������Bertie Oliver and the other Duncan McDonnell.  <-  "'Hullo!" said Butler.  ���������"Hullo!  Mr.  Butler,", answered  the boy  Oliver."   "What" do y'ou'want me for?"  <  Mr. Butler:    "Why are you sleeping oct  here?"* ...  "'���������-'liver: "How would you like your father,  to come hobio and lick you when you are iu  (bed And asleep?    My father always Hcfes  ���������-' kae then."  i- Mr. Butler:    "Who's the other boy?"  Oliver:    "Wake up, Kid, come on.    Els  > Dame Is Duncari McConnell. I suppose you  Are .going .to take us to the police station?"  - i Mr. Batter:    "Yes."  ,    Oliver: - "I H'poee that sack stealing busl-  ne-aa'-"will come: on bow?"  .i"Mr,'Write:    "Are: there any ������ther boys  - ileephig round there?**   .  fiOUften " **Yeai some kids sleep round here  ���������fe-ts In the barns and stables. Ther get  tat- through the hole In the back of the  irau."  ' wThe detectives hunted around but did not  Hod any other hoys then. These two were  taken to the police station and on Wednesday the detectives ��������� arrested two more,  young Emery" and Alfred Robinson.' These,  boys are all accused of petty, ^liefts,'' such  af,taking cigars, .bags and other things from;  ���������Cores.   They came up before Police Magls-  l- teste Russell on Thursday afternoon. They  Ml pleaded "guilty." . >'  .-l'Soth the police and the magistrate are  la' doubt as to -what is the best thing to do  fwr these boys.1 The magi-stratc does, not  desire -to _������nd them- to New Westminster,  ������Mto> he Heels that It would be of little  ���������eWte-e' to"them to send them to the so-  called reformatory at Victoria. - It Is sug-  , geeted that a reformatory should be built  here In Vancouver and run on proper lines.  A tew days ago the Women's Christian  Temperance Union held n meeting at which  a resolution was passed in favor of the  erection of'euch an Institution, but as the  resotetlon was not sent to the proper authorities little Is likely to come of it.  tit"-*     i. '���������O   ~"r������ Ml���������  I I.   i.. ������rr~ni i  FOUR MIIiLION FOR A YACHT.  IT:-       *<.' -         ���������  Huge Fortunes Sunk in Building Sustnp-  i   "i tuous Pleasure Craft.  The new, steam yacht Victoria and  Albert, which has been building for the  Queen at Tenby, will be on completion  the'���������-handsomest a-nd fastest yacht any  Britfsh sovereign has possessed. I������ will  yarikxJnly" second, to the Emperor of Russia's wonderful yacht, the Polar Star,  whioh is said to have cost eclose- upon  ������tO0O,0O0.  f Nothing more lavishly elaborate than  the fitting and decoration; of the Polar  Btar could easily be imagined. - Money  has*   been drilled     into    her  frame, in  himdredweights.   The decorations of -the  -dining saloon alone, which will seat 150  guests,    cost    approximately    $1*00,000.  Exquisite paintings by some of the most  ���������    ^celebrated artists adorn the saloons and  ���������cabiiis, and all the woodwork is elaborately' carved.     There is   a  fine'library  and music-room aboard1 and a beautiful-  white marble fountain, while some of the  .Ornaments are of the rarest.  ������������������' The Standart, the Czar's smaller steam  yacht of 4,300 tons, is much more frequently used than the Polar Star.    She  cost slightly over .$2,600,000.      This is  only  about half the price of the  Polar  Star, but the Standart is one of the most  Sumptuous yachts afloat.  ? There, is-accommodation aboard for a  ���������crow of 300, 20 officers and SO passengers.   There are three magnificent suites  of apartments devoted to the use of the  Emperor,   Empress    and  Dowager Empress, a fine library, a billiard room and  ,a" music saloon.  :-The   dining   saloon   is     pannelled     in  tulip-wood;     the     door   handles,   finger  .  jilafes and the lamps fittings are of heavily carved solid silver.     There is a fine  ���������marble bath-room With heavy silver fittings1,  and; Hie  walls  and  doors of    the  princrpal   eabin     are   elaborately  inlaid  With' - ivory   and   "mother-of-pearl.      So  many improvements and additions have  been made to her nppointments since she  was' first   completed   that     she   is   now  worth  probably half as much  again as  she originally cost. :  : The German Emperor's famous steam  yacht, the Hohehzollern. of nearly 4,000  tons,   was,   considering her  beauty    and  purpose,   a     comparatively     inexpensive  vessel, costing probably less than $1,000,-  ilW;   '��������� She has a very beautiful interior  and   splendid     accommodation   for crew  and passengers alike, and is considered  one    of    the    fastest,  ��������� smoothest-going  yachts afloat. '���������' '  moment is devoted to some  partic- ;  ulaf work, and ea-ch of the six-hundred men,  making   up   the  War-  spite's complement, always knows"  exactly what he has to do.     It re   i  minds one of a boarding school  a-  float.  A visit to a warship is full of interest, especially when you have  courteous officers, like those of   the  ���������* i  Warspite, to show you around and  explain the details that go to make  up a monarch of the sea.  ��������� On thc quarter deck of the Warspite. is one   of   the   four   largest  guns the ship carries.    It is placed  on a sort of table heavily   armoured, and can be  moved   around   to  cover a half circle range.    The ammunition is brought up to the gun  from the magazine through a  sort  of   tube.    The   projectiles   are   so  heavy that they have to be carried  to the breech of the   gun on a little  trolley and hoisted in with a pulley.  Two or three levers close the breech  when the gun is loaded, an electric  button is pressed and a shot.weighing 275 lbs  flies   away  11   miles.  There are many  small quick-firing  guns on the ship which can   send  out several shots in  a  minute.    A  medium sized one makes a   rather  formidable looking ornament in the  ward-room.   Lee-Medford rifles and  heavy. revolvers stacked suggestively here and there, remind one that  life on a warship may be very exciting sometimes.  The most interesting place on  ship is the "conning tower' on the  upper fore deck. This is where the  captain stays - during an engagement. It is round and the walls  and roof are built of steel 8.. inches  thick.' Between the top and the  walls is a space= all round  the height of which - can be  altered���������'��������� at will so -that--those  inside can see every thing t that is  taking place around.    In the tower  are a wheel and speaking tubes connecting with all   parts of the ship,  so the Captain can direct the ship's  every   movement.    Electric   wires  also run to   all the guns   and the  captain can   discharge each from  his station in the tow^r.  The officers' cabins are light and  airy and the Admirals  apartments  are well, rather  comfortable.  It must be nice to be an Admiral,  in peace time at least.  The best part of a visit to the  Warspite is that you are made to  feel thoroughly at ease from the  moment you step on board? When  you go to the ward room it seems?  just like taking tea at a friend's  house.. This kindly tact of naval  people is what makes, British ships  so popular everywhere they go.  In Comox, everyone used to look  forward to the Imperieuse's arrival  as to that of an old friend and we  are sure her sister ship already  shares her popularity in the little  village.  OO000C0C00OOO0OOO0000OCDO00000O  ������������ Observations {g  OO00000O000O0000OO00OO0OOO00C3O  ���������O^. A WAE^HIR  *   TJje first . thing   that,   strikes   a  land,-man on boarding a warship is  ho*,v busy everyone r i" '       ^  .hi:v.* 4-u, v y ���������<��������� V'"'i  .tl*  seems to be.   Of,  ,vriol_" twentv-four. hours   .each  An essay in the Fortnightly entitled 'The Dying of Death' furnishes a very striking illustration of  the materialistic tendency of the  age. The writer says truly that  ''perhaps the most distinctive note  of the modern spirit is the practical disappearance of the thought of  death as an influence directly bearing upon practical life."  To die always seems a something  that can happen others bnt not our  selves.    When we  stand beside the  corpse of a dead friend, we look on  the cold, still form with awful wonder.   ' Here is a mystery passing the  comprehension   of the  wisest  that  ever lived. We can never understand  death.    It is what we  have  never  experienced.    We  have only  seen  it in   others   and hence,   however  deeply we may be  impressed by its  -presence, the thought  of it seldom,  ; very seldom, strikes   home to ."us as'  i concern ing us  directly.    But  after ���������  all, there is nothing in the world so  terribly personal.  1 The fear of death is .being replaced by the joy of life. The  flames of hell are sinking low, a "id  even- heaven has but poor attentions for the modern man."  We doubt whether the la t sentence is quite correct. It ip-rue e-  nough that hell and its ten.us* no  longer frighten as they did in the  past, but if there is anyone so satisfied with the half bitter joys, the  littleness of much that goes to make  up life as never to yearn for something higher and nobler than earth  can afford, he is a poor wretch who  indeed deserves pity. It is difficult  to imagine such a grovelling spirit.  The writer referred to tells us  we are too busy to think of death,  and that is to a great extent true?  but when he remarks on 'the disappearance of hell from modern  theology,' we are led to wonder  what kind of theology he means.  It is hardly the theology of the  Bible. '   '   r  "At the root of half the socialism of the day is the thought that  this life is the only one with which  men have practically to do." And  just herein lies the weakness of  socialism. Its leaders . plan as  though with the little intellect of  man could the ideas of the great  Creator be comprehended and His  designs improved on. They start  with a false premise and build a  house on sand. Others come and  seeing the house fallen begin to  build anew, and the result is  ever the same. They, do not look  to the foundations.  "Our little system have their day;  They have their day and cease to be;  They are but broken lights of thee,  And thou, O -Lord art more than  ���������the^* ...     -.  .   .  We can doubtless do much to a-  meliorate   social   conditions.-' To  make them   perfect is impossible.  As long as earth lasts, so long will  there   be   poverty   and   suffering.  And this ip not unjust, for  this life  is only part of our life and earth is  not Heaven.  BANQUET.  Last Saturday evening some 40  persons, including the staff of No. 6  Shaft, sat down to a banquet given  by the Union Coll. Oo. in honor of  the completion of the new shaft.  The menu was the best the Union  Hotelcould provide and the guests  did it full justice.  The first toast,, proposed by Mr.  A. McKnight, was to the U. C. Co.  and the success of No. 6 Shaft.  Mr. Matthews responded.  The next toast, proposed by Mr.  McGregor, was responded to by  Mr. W. B..Walker. Mr. Matthews  proposed 'our host and hostess'  which was responded to by Mr.  Davis who favored the company  with several good songs.  In the course of his remarks proposing the toast, Mr. McGregor referred to   the   pleasing   and somewhat unusual fact that during all  the time work went on at No. 6 not  a single person was seriously hurt.  During the evening,  Mr. James  Baickwell gave a song with guitar  accomxDaniment.      Mr.     Murdoch  sang his with cornet and Mr. C. C.  Segrave with banjo accompaniment.  Messrs.   McGregor,   Segrave    and  Graham sang a trio and Mr. Hut-  chinsoa gave 'Rocked in the Cradle  of the  Deep.'    Then  followed  selections   on   Mr.   Segrave's phonograph.    A song  Mr.   L. Smithers  concluded the festivities  at 2 a. m.  THE OTHER SIDE.  In reference to Mr, J. P. Davis'  collection of flowers etc. which  were not exhibited at the Fair and  concerning which some incorrect  statements appear to have gotten a-  broad, Mr. J. J. Miller, President  of the A. & I. requests the News to  state that (1) Mr. Davis did not  apply for membership or entry,  consequently ^could never have been  Union Brewery*  Presh Lager Beep  STEAM���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter,  THE BEST   IN THE PROVINCE  The H.B-A.Vogel  Commercial (tollcge,  P. Q. Box 347, Yancouver, B. C.  We teach Business, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Typewriting  and the general English  Branches. f^tF' The demand  for office help is larger than  , the supply.  Send fob Illustrated Prospectus.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������SERVICES v\  the evening. Rev. J. X. Wii.lemar.  rector.  ' """  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading to conviction ol  persons witholding or destroying any  kegs belonging  to  this company.  ���������HENRY RE IF EL,   Manager.  refused.  (2) On tlie, contrary, Mr. Miller  suggested to Mr. Davis that he  shouldvexhibit.  (3) Mr. Miller at a meeting of  the Board, held on the 10th inst.  suggested Mr. Davis as judge for  fruit in case an expert should not  come. , ,  It seems from the above that if  Mr. Davis did not exhibit at the Fair  he has no one to blame , but himself. We publish this .statment in  justice to Mr. Miller. Of course, if  anyone else has anything to say, he  is welcome to say it through the  News.  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash Building,  Dunsmuir Avenue,   Cumberland,  and am age^t for the following  reliable    insurance . companies:  The  Royal   London   and   Lan  cashire and. Norwich) Union..   _  - am .prepared to accept risks at  , current rates.    I am  also'agent'  for the Standerd Life Insurance  Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company of England.    Please call and  investigate before insuring in any other  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS.  Notice.  CHA.NGE OF CORPORATI}  NAME.  Notice is hereby given vhat the  Union Colliery Company of British Columbia, Limited Liability,  intends to apply to His Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor for permission  to change its name to that of the  "Wellington Colliery Company,  Limited Liability."  Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899,  DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTON,  Solicitors  to   the   Union   Colliery  Company of   B. C,   Limited   Liability.  I.f MTT ��������� Go,  ���������DEALERS IN���������  Pianos &  Organs,  Musical Instruments  ���������AND���������  Musical lercliandise  Phonographs  V* KWJ\Mj.    ������-T������Hffflft.  Graphophones.  SAFES, BILLIARD TABLES, TYPEWRITERS,  LAWN TENNIS, HOCKEY and GOLF GOODS. "  BICYCLES AND BICYCLE SUPPMES  60-Government St. Victoria  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services ,  at the usual hours morning and evening-  Epworih  League meets at tbe close of,  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. VV. Hicks, pastor  C a  ST\  pEORWi RESBYTERIAN  CHURCHY'Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Suhuay School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meetb at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W. C.  Dodds, pastor.  St.   John's   Catholic   Church���������Rev.  J. A. Duraud, Pastor.    Mass   ou' Sundnys  "at  11 o'clock a.   m. "   Sunday' School  ia  the afternoon?  '>,   -   '  "'������������������^--^'^eSe^^  Cumberland  Hotel    :  COR. DUNSMUIR <AVENUE  ANP     SECOND     STREET,  , CUMBERLAND, B. C.  ���������*��������� i1*-  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland be sure  and stay at the, Cumberland^  Hotel, First-Class Accomoda-.  tion for transient and perman-.  ���������> - ent boarders.  Sample Rooms and  Public Hall  Run in Connection with  Hotel,  Rates from -11.00 to $2.00 per  da*yv  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by       in Cumberla^  and Union.   Give us a trial.'  <  HUGH GRANT & SOU.  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOQ  O  *  0  0   "I  ���������    1  0;  0   1  ��������� M__k ���������__���������_!  ���������1 0.  0     1  il \/O n v  T 0.  O   J  _-f.L V L/l >  J   a  O   ���������  _������������������������   v   W-_  r    0  O  O  O  ^  '    0  0  0  AND  Teaming  o  o  o  o  o  c  g D. KILPATRICK.  0  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  O  O  O  O  O  O  O  Cumberland o  000000000 0000000000,  Espimalt k fianaimo. !y..  -*=*������#$?!������  Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail a������..  follows, calling at way ports as freight and?1  passengers may offer.  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.mv  *      Nanaimo for Comox, _  Wednesday 7 a.m..  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  '      Nanairno for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  -OR Freight tickets   and State-<  rooin apply   on tooard,  GEO. L. COURTNEY,  Traffics Manager  FOR SALE:   Old  papers.   Ap-?  ply at News Office.  PURE  MkLK  delivered by me daily in Cumberland and^  Uuion.   A ahare of patronage is solicited.  '"   '"'   '"'"     *    "    JAMES REID*  ... .. n 1... ->5..     -.  ,fl 7.*C~  . _ ���������.-_-  >���������������������  CANADA IN  ENGLAND.  ">yincial    Six -Per    Cehtsr-Mr. -Tarte  Poorly���������Electric    Railway  .,   < Board-TrPersonal.  -.sndon advices ;under date Sep.temb.er  State that there hiave been severjal piir-  -fcees of British -"Columbia 6 per cent.  luds recently, j^kd contsequenifly the  Ice has advanced from 113 tb 118.  Tier government securities are. un-  Anged.  the London Star-says:   " The Hon. J.  lael Tarte, minister of public works of  liada,   who lately underwent a  very  tpus operation in Paris, for which he  J specially, voyaged to Europe, is un-  rtunately' not jjullin-r  round as satis-  Jstorily as was expected." <    , *-  lit' is    Announced    that    Mr.  Charles  Augustus Verne'r, .director of the. South-  [ii  Punja ub   railway,   the  Dootirrs  Tea  ampany, and of the Russian Petroleum  [d   Liquid   Fuel -Company,  has    been  Jcted to fill the vacancy in the direc-  fjrnte'of the British Columbia Electric  \ilway company,  caused ��������� by the death  1 Mr. Reginald Nortliall-Luurie.  iMr.  and    Mrs.  F.  S.  Barnard    have  fought their lengthy visit to a close, and  Jiled on the 31st ultimo on the Domin-  [n*- liner Dominion  for Montreal.     On  \e same day Mr. John Cobeldick left  . the Allan steamer Californinn.     Sir  Jarles Tupper had returned to London  |id intended  to   rsail    for  Canada   on  kursdiiy, the 17th.  Wmong the recent ^arrivals from the  ^minion is Capt. J? F. Crean, of the  pronto field battery, who has been ap-  fcnted* inspector of the Gold Coast con-  Ibulary, with headquarters at Accra.  ', r    o   r- case of considerable interest to ship,-.  Jig men was before Collector ot Cus-  Cins A. R. Milne yesterday, the owner  I the steam, freighter Oscar being con-  Jcted of an unlawful carriage of passen-  prs and fined $101, with costs���������the fine  leing merely the supposed collection of  ire's, although in reality the Oscar has  *>t yet been paid a single dollar for the ,  Wvice  that brought trouble upon her.  Jfhen .-all the circumstances of the .case  re ex-plained, it is altogether probable  aat a refund will be allowed, for the  Induct*of the steamer and her owner  roughout  the-   transaction    has -been  _Jte" the reverse of that of wilful violat-  P&of the law.     The offence    and its  Tunishment arose out of, the keen coin-  ftition of Oriental business, the agent  1 the Nippon Yusen Kaisha, when their  tinshiu Maru was here, doing a master  rhoke' of business by making a round-  jp of the Japs employed at the Eraser  liver   canneries   and   desirous  of   goms  tome at, a  specially cheap rate.   Tney  ������ad to be. got down from the river econo-  nlcally,  too,  and* so the steamer  Lap-  rin��������� was originally chartered to handle  Jiem as'live stock.  * The Lapwing broke  Ster eccentric while off Trial island; and  -die Oscar was pressed into service, her  Iwner. being deceived in several import-  int particulars afi to the nataire of the  fcork and the acquiescence of. the.authorities to. the use? of    the .Oscar under  Emergency ipressure.:   After the; trip,ba������-  Wn made and the 101 Japs delivered m-  ���������Victoria, the Oscar's peopje comm������^ed  ho learn that all"   was not as'they had  ieeri Wed. to belief.    Complaiat of -their  ���������jiaving carried  passengers was eventu-  lally- made tb the collector, and he had no  Ibther course than to convict-    A penalty  [was not imposed, but the $1 for each  passenger   which   is   supposed   to   have  ���������-been collected-hut which the Oscar has  Uever received-was ordered confiscated.  ���������The collector will at the sase time trans-  ' ait a special report of the exceptional  ircumstances of  tha case,  in  view ot  ���������which ,a refund will no doubt be ordered.  IS fa not the Oscar that the authorities  I'Sesired  to punish   for illegal  passenger  J handling���������there aTe others that are quailing.   AUSTRALIAN  FRIENDLY  SOCIETIES.  ���������  Notwithstanding the large sums annually  expended by the Australian people on popular amusements of every description, tnere  ��������� -xlsts among them a thrifty and provident  r-Tlplrlt, as shown by the rapidly increasing  [laccuruulating  funds     In  , colonial   savings  Thanks, and Various forms of industrial m-  i Vestment; also by the number of friendly,  do-opcrative,   and  other laboring class  so  "icleties.    In  New  South  Wales  nearly  all  1 the leading friendly societies in the United  i Kingdom are fully represented.    The Man-  ������iu-ster Unity I. O. O. V. has in that colony  r\ eleven  districts,  embracing UO lodger*,  oi  'Which GU  are  in the  Sydney  district,  the  others being scattered  over  the whole of  the colony.   There are 19,175 members, the  great .majority, being good on the books, the  r total .amount  of  Grand  Lodge and  lodge  i -funds being -������2-11,179.    The Grand O. O. F.  1 comes next, with .120 lodges, 11,426 members, _nd ������83,071 .united funds.    The Independent 0.0? F. has 05 lodges, 5,010 members,  and -������41,884 united  funds.    The Rational Independent O. 0. F,*V������*****���������S**  ik-dgea    711   members,   and   ������2,101   united  funds.   The Ancient Order of Foresters has  50 lodges, 5,100 members; and -������34,115 united  K funds.    The order of  Royal Foresters, 2o  '.'lodges.  1.823  members,  and *25,92a  united  funds/and the Irish National Foresters, hvc  odges, 284   members,    and   il,097    united  funds.   The United Ancient Order of Dru ds  has 60 lodges, 49 in Sydney  and suburb*.,  and 11 in the Newcastle district, with 0,190  members, and ������28,714 united funds.    Then  tconies   the  Grand   United   Order  of   hree  PGardeners,   Independent  Order   of   Reclia-  \ bites, Sons aud Daughters of Temperance.  [Protestant   Alliance,   Friendly   Society   ol  lAustralasla, Loyal Australasian Benefit So-  "ciety    Hibernian  Australasiun   Benelit   society! Australasian    Holy    Catholic Guild,  Australian Oddfellows'   Union,  and  neariy  thirty  others,' representing  a total  of <-_l  lodKCS, 21,315 members, and ������138.591 united  I funds     The total number of lodges in the  fcolony  Is SIT,   with    09,124    members    of  [whom 63,074 are good on  the books.    The  il.dge  funds  amount   to  ������398,562,  and   the  "district, or Grand Lodge funds   to ������1)7,002,  r forming a total of ������596,-464.   According to  Mr   Goghlan,  the  New   South  Wales  government statistician, the number of members .admitted during 1897 was 8,o4J while  ;S,593 were lost from all -ca^s.    a^ ^al  cases of sickness came to ll,0u4, and the  average amount of sick pay "was ������5 2s   40.  | per member.   The total receipts were ������2o-,-  8G5, and the expenditure amounted to ������218,-  991, while the total funds were iu96,464, as  .shown above, or ������8 12s. 7d. per member en-  [rolled     The benefits .promised by friendly  Societies  are,   in  kind,, much the same in  JFall societies, and .usnally comprise medical  F attendance and medicine for a member ������_d  his family, sick pay, generally ������1 per week  f-for the first -ix -mouths, redoced thereafter  t*6_5s   or 10s.; allowance in the event of  the death of a member's wife, and funeral   ���������  I money to his wife on the death of a mem- |  r&er.    _Jae -colonial jFjrlendly. .Societies' Act  18Q0.       PROYlNGIAIx.        1899,  f^i nr isrnr  -ST r__TEi "W rrai *__T __n_l 11  SXHIBITIOr  ��������� UNDER THE AUSPICES OF  Tha Boyal Agrrieultural and Industrial Society of British Columbia ,  ,      WILL BE HELD AT  N_?w Westminster, B. C.  OCTOBER 3rd, 4th, 5lh, and 6th.  $15,000  XJsT PRIZES.  OPEN   TO   THE   WORLD.  $15,000  A Round of Pleasure for Four Whole Days.  HORSE RACES. BICYCLE RACES.. CHAMPIONSHIP LACROSSE.  AQUATICS.    NAVAL AND MILITARY SPORTS.   GYMKHANA.  '    BASEBALL.   FOOTBALL.    BAND TOURNAMENT  Magnificent Illuminations  Grand Concert each evening.  Special Attraction at the New Westminster Opera House.  Monster1 Excursions from all points, at greatly reduced rates.  For special features see small handbills.  No entrance fee charged for Exhibits.  EXECUTIVE���������His Worship,   Mayor Orena,   T. J. Trapp,   W. J. Mathers,   Geo. D  Brymner, R.F.'Anderson, Aid. J, F. Scott, Aid. M. Sinclair.  For Prize Lists, Entry forma, and full particulars, write to  T. J. TRAPP, ARTHUR MAlllNS,  President. .      ��������� , - *- Secretary.  W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.  limits the amount payable on .the death of  a member to ������200, and. no annuity can be  granted above ������50, but there Is no limit to  the amount of sick pay, although the rules  of some societies - limit the total amount*  receivable weekly to 42s.,--nor to the number of societies to which one person" may  belong, and from which he may receive" '  benefits,   but  the  combined benefits  must  -not exceed the above-mentioned ^mounts.  In addition" to the friendly _ocleties proper-  *ly so called,['some,-of the registered .trades^  unions give benefits analogous to those of  .the societies mentioned above. iThebene-  fits, however, are usually smaller In  'amount, seldom exceeding 12s. a week for  sit-i��������� -ind ������7 In case of death. ^A few  trade unions also make allowance to their  members when theyare out of employment.  The New South Wales Friendly Societies-  Act affords every facility for the establishment or expansion of these useful Institutions, and efforts are being made to  place those in existence on a secure basis,  several having been founded by old members of English orders who had emigrated  to Australia before the light of public Investigation had been thrown upon the business of the societies in Great Britain, and  an exposure made of the unscientific principles on which they were being conducted.  This is recognized by the societies, which  now admit that the recognition of accumulated funds solely as profits, is a mistake; i  also that new members should be admitted/  only on condition that their payments are  made in accordance with a properly ad-  jasted scale of contributions. /  ART EXHIBITION. /  Mr. Bell-Smith Returns With a  tion, of Painfings by Prominent Artists.  Mlec-  Mr. F. M. Bell-Smith, R. C. A. j whose  collection of water-colors excited/the admiration of tlie art lovers of Victoria  last year, is here again with a hery interesting exhibition of paintings in oil  and water colors. They will bo' on view  for a week at Mr. Sominers', 50 Government street, and include some iine examples of the work of several /Artists well  known .in the East- Mr. Wf W. Blatch-  ley's little water colors cannot fail to delight those who like to look on the bright  and pleasant side.of nature. They are  full of light and color, and the subjects  are well chosen. Mr. Q. M. Manly,  A. R. O. A., must be a veteran in water-  color work, for his handling gives evidence of thorough knowledge of his woik  and great facility. His scenes in Devon  are very artistic and satisfying. Miss  Spurr has evidently hsidi English training, as her method is viuite academic.  Her color is warm, and, [like -Mr. Manly,  she has got some of her; best notions in  old Devon. Perhaps onrt of the gems of  the collection is by an artist who ���������unfortunately contributes but one picture.  "Golden Evening," by, Mr. F. McG.  Knowles, is full of subtle color and the  warm glow that comes ait sunset. It is  not a surprise that this a'rtist has recently received the honor of) election to the  rank of academician. Ajll that has been  eaid of Mr. Knowles may be repeated m  reference to Mr. F. S. (Shallen er. He,  too, sends but one, and a) charming bit it  is Like Mr. Knowles he delights in  -warm glows, and his high talents have  received the same riecognitiom Mr.  Henry Martin has several broadly painted water colors of interesting Old Land  scenes, including Melr-ose and.: Muckross  fl.bbfGVs  Of Mr Bell-Smith's work it can be  said that the high qualities shown in his  former exhibition are /all well displayed,  aud in one or two/of his pictures he  reaches a higher standard. His chief  picture is " London fridge." Here the  many varied characters to be met with  on this world's highway are shown with  life-like fidelity, and/the wet pavement  anl general humidity/ of the whole scene  will recall London to "many who have  been there. He shows several other  street scenes, all .full' of the spirit of the  great metropolis.       /  The pictures may| be seen every day,  and ?none should m&fi them, ''  HiramLoQge No 14 A*.Ff.& A.M..B.C.  ,     Coiute_ayd,B.C.'  - Lodge meets on every'Saturday on or  before the' full of the moon ���������,  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  "to'attend. ���������-.��������� a"/ '* . '*_'���������'*-<-'    '-'���������, '.-  R. S. McConnell,,   '  / . Secretary.  1     < **  1 "   ' '  Cumberland Encampment.  -  No. 6,  h O. O. F.,   Union.  ' ���������> .-    -.  Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ot  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m.   Visit.ng  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  ,< Chas. Wkyte, Scribe.  Bulbs for Fair Planting.  20,000 Holland Bulbs to. arrive in September; 5,000 Japan Lilies to arrive in October; 1,500 Bhododendrons, Azaleas, Magnolias, Roses, etc., to arrive in October.  Thousands of Roses, Camellias, Fruit and  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, etc., growing on  my own grounds for the fall trade. Catalogues free.  M. J. HENRY,       Vancouver, B. C.  re GEORGE FORD, deceased.  NOTICE is hereby given that all  creditors and other persons having any claims upon the estate of  George Ford, late of Hornby Island, deceased, who died on the  23rd day of May, 1899 and whose  will was proved in the Supreme  Court of British Columbia on  the 18th day of August A. D.,  1899 by John Ford and George  Hetherbell, the executors therein  named, are requested to send by  post in writing prepaid particulars of their claims to the undersigned, Solicitors for the executors, on or before the loth day of  October, 1899 after which date  the Executors will proceed to distribute the Estate amongst those  entitled thereto, having regard  only to those of which they shall  then have notice.  All persons indebted to the  said estate are requested to pay  their indebtedness to the Executors or the undersigned.  Dated this 17th day of September, A. D., 1899.  Dumbleton & Anderson, Solicitors,  394 Langley St., Victoria, B. C.  COUBTENAY:  Directory.  COITBTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mo  Callum, Proprietor.   ���������    '  GEORGE   B.   LEIGHTON,     Black  smith and Carriage _j������ker.  ST. ANN'S ACADEMY,  Humboldt Street, Victoria, B. C  THE SCHOOL YEAR    BEGINS   FIRST   MONDAY , OF  . ,' SEPTEMBER AND ENDS THE LAST  WEEK OF JUNE  The Course of Study is divided into five grades:  1 Primary, Junior, Preparatory, Senior ������and Graduating,  and comprises Reading, Spelling, Elocution, Grammer, Rhetoric, English Literature, History, Geography, - Botany, Astronomy, Natural History. Geology, Geometry,', Latin, Pay-  sie's Algebra, Arithmetic, Linear and Map-Drawing, French,  conversation compulsory for thosewho learn the lauguage.   ,  ' Due attention is paid to plain Sewing,   Darning,   Mend-,  ing, etc., etc.   ' Weekly instructions   are, given   in   domestic  economy, politeness, and ail that constitutes lady-like cleport-  Special- attention is paid' to pupils preparing for Teachers'  Examination. In ,the COMMERCIAL CLASS, iustruction is  given in Penmanship, English; Book-Keeping, Stenography,  Typewriting and all the branches of   a   business   education.  For further information address  , . ..THE SISTER,SUPERIOR.  ��������� ' M  Received  A I^few Stock, we  are prepared  to  turn out at short notice -  Visiting Cards,  Business Cards,  , :y>  \\  ^ -       > 1  T  v  ���������"  :, '"o'-V-'  * -.-wjrvi  -J, 1, >'.;���������* I  - ������ "rt    I  v '  Y*r-j|  "I . -,-'' (/->  ��������� - '?���������/">  ',��������� ' m,m 1  , - y^������.-'~yA  ���������rr'rt,  V  , % ���������   >w.  , ���������. -ytp>ii  , r      -i.       Jt  "-_'?>- -fii  ,,     r^-ikr" 1  - ���������.'>'���������'������"  Y-.V^I  ..- i.  ^-'-ikI  /. _'xs*XI  .y^  '.'".lib*  -.' ,m  -1������ i,***  I   l,\r  -c-i -A  -1- 1.   Jf ���������"$ ^ I  -'��������� s-f'-\  Receipt s9  Statements,  Dodgers, Tickets  and general work at W\* p     ATpTJCT^l  moderate prices. ������������������ *���������������W    ���������" W VY.W  ' ^S*?'|  Tlie New England Hotel.   ������  M. & L. YOUNG, Props.  Victoria, Vancouver Island,  Espimalt & Nanaimo By.  TIME TABLE  EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19jh, 1893.  C. H. TARBELL.  DEALER   IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  _^________a������___-- LIV E R Y.  Single and Double Rigs to let  -at-  Beasona_le' Prices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St,  CUMBERLAND,    B. O.  VICTORIA TO. *W_iI_3JNGTONv  No. 2 Daily, No. i Saturday  *"���������    A.M?     / P-M.  De. 9:00 ...........Victoria..... .....Do. **_*  ������������������������������������.   9:28.:. ...Goldscroam       i:SSt  ������������������'���������   10:14..........Shawnigan Lake "   6.S9u  :.-". 10:48. ....... Duncans 6:1^  P?M. *J*:  "   12:24..?. ....Nanaimo 7:*1  Ar, 12:40..:.s.;.������Wollington................: Ar. 7:55,  WELLINGTON   TO, VICTOJRIA.  No. 1 Daily. N(K 3 Saturday.  a.m. -     v ���������*���������*���������������  De.8:05 WoUInetpn..... pe. -J^Sc  "   8:29... ;.Nanaimjt>������.. ....." 4:"%  "9:55 Duncans  M   6.w  "10:37. Shawnican Lajco  "   6:4*5:  "11:23  Gola8tream - "   7.3?  Ar. 11:50    .���������   ....Victoria ...Ax* 8cOOp.m,.  Reduced rates lo and from all points   on.  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon--  For rates and  all   information,   apply at.  Company's Offices.  A. DUNSMUIR,  President.  GEO..L, COURTNE.Y,  Traffic Mapaiarer*,  YOU  HAVE A WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  SATISFACTION ISRING IT TO i  gtoddart.  Opposite Waverley HoteL  J".. _E&, McLEOi:  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood,  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK D.QNE���������  ECHNER.  LEADING   JARBER  and  T_^^IIDE_^3yE^S_D ^  Keeps a Large Stocjfc  of Fire Armss Amuni-  tion and S por ti n g-  Goods of all: descriptions.  Cumberland     B. C*^ ^wr__i_6E* JSUiiLCS KtftfjiyjfltfJ^M������4^Mi������.WM^>-  THE SUMMER GIRL'S FRILLS.  11, -  .4  I'l*  Popular   Tliinpr.s   In   Parasols.   Veils,  Gloves. Belts, Tics. Etc.  Narrow strips, of black velvet extending from ihe stick to the end of  the parasol give a sun raj- effect which  is much' desired, and when closed the  parasol appears to be striped. Lilac  flowers are brocaded on light blue  grounds, and many silk parasols are  veiled with gauze and gossamer materials, held down by incrustations of  lace outlined with fri 1 lings of iii'inites-  imal ribbons. A c-hou of ribbon or oliif-  fou is indispensable on the handie.  Embroideries are perhaps to be accepted as a leading decorative detail  of parasols, carried out in -silks nnd  wondrous drawn ribbon work. I'ale  pink peau de soie. stitched over with  trails of tiny pink flowers .111.1 11:1 tided  thrice about with narrow black bo be  ribbon, is a pretty instance of this.  An odd thing in shapes, takes a pagoda form. every alternate spoke in the  wire descending deeper than its fellows.  ' Very chic summer sunshades boast  a covering of lace cr07.n1. white or  black, aud here an immense variety of  striking contrasts is conducted with  consummate taste: also are there some  covers of embroidered grass lawn.  A great predilection is shown for  'black and'white parasols. ' Black silk  ones are striped with white, and  dainty white taffeta is striped perpendicularly with' black 'velvet. Essentially for the matron comes a parasol  of -black , moire, applique with tinted  butterflies and hemmed up ou the outside with a deep lace border ,to correspond.      - '������������������<���������  The tale -of - handles���������natural wood,  .crystal and pearl overlaid .with silver  and silver or gold jeweled  witli'tur-  OLD  LETTERS.  The house was silent, and the light  Was fading from tlie western glow;  { read, till tears had dimmed my sight.  Some letters written long ago.  The voices that have passed away.  The faces that have turned to mold.  Were, Tound me in tbe room today  And laughed and chatted as of old.  The thoughts that youth,was wont to think,  The hopes now dead forevermorc.  Came from the lines of faded ink  As sweet and earnest as of yore.  '���������>  I laid the letters by and dreamed  The dear dead past to life again;  The present and its purpose seemed'  A fading vision full of pain.  Then, with a sudden shout of glee,  The children burst into the room;  Their little faces were to me  As sunrise in the cloud of gloom.  The world was full of meaning still,  > For love will live, though loved ones die;  I turned upon life's darkened hill  And gloried in the morning sky.  ���������Frederick George Scott in Boston Transcript.  KNEW  THE   ROPES.  SALMON   FIGHT  FOR  LIFE.  SMAKT PARASOLS.  quoise, amethyst, etc.���������would . be too  long to.tell. White'-or colored chiffon  linings .elaborately gathered and-puffed with a.bow to match tied upon tbe  handle distinguish the latest and  smartest examples of the season's parasols. The novelty of the season has  live gores in place of the usual eight  and a very long handle.  Four buttou gloves of finest, softest  French kid are popular in white,-lavender and mastic shades, with block  or self stitchings and pearl stud buttons.  The poor neglected bonnet is coming  to the fore, toquelike, but still a bonnet, with strings, ' jet sequins aud  stiffened, leaflets to resemble feathers  ' mingled with' osprey in the front. A  light blue French straw has a wealth  of roses at the side. Veils are almost  as important as the hats; and fashion  tends to fine spider net in black aud  white veiliug.  Stylish stocks for silk or' muslin  waists are of taffeta, the ends cut  pointed and stitched, and these may be  either long or short. The narrow string  tie for general wear hardly needs mention. Two pretty ties are the "princess," a medium sized bow with long,  broad ends reaching to the waist, and  the '"'once over*' Ascot, which is very  swell.  The seviceable and fashionable belt  for general wear is of leather, narrow,  and with harness buckle. The dressier  style consists of a six inch ribbon aud  narrow clasps, which include many  metals and gems galore.  Storiea  About Thi-d   King of Fish  by  an Experienced Angler.  "A salmon doesn't take the (ly as a  trout does, and it never rises to one while  it is passing up or down stream," said an  experienced angler for this king of iish.  ��������� "It is only while the salnion is lying at  rest in pools, the reposing water at the  foot of some rapid or the silent starting  place of such a rapid that it will respond  to the fisherman's cast.      ,  "Salmon may be moving along by the  thousand in the deep stretches of a  stream that extend perhaps for a mile between rapids, but the angler might drop  his flies above thorn for a mouth if it  we're.possible .without even being rewarded by,a single rise. .The po.oi is the place  to whip ,and the time early morning or  late in the afternoon. If the epicurean  denizen of the pool is so inclined, there is  sport ahead for the angler. He drops his  fly lightly on the water, and then the salmon in the .humor will rise to it aud seize  it at once. Then the excitement begins.  It is divided between the fish and the  angler. The more the salmon tries to get  out of trouble the deeper he gets the fisherman in. The fish , no sooner feels the  hook in his jaw than he seems to realize  that he has got to get it out as soon as  possible. ���������Then things begin to - boil.  The first thing the fisherman knows a  hundred feet of line has -spun from his  reel, and he thinks .he-is in for a long  chase down stream, when suddeuly the  salmpn doubles and dashes straight back  toward the'boat...Then-there is, work for  the angler if he' expects to reel in the  slack of the line and get it taut again in  good time.  ".No sooner is jthe line taut odco more  than the,salmon feels its tension-through  the hook in its jaw, and the chances are  that he will shoot upward and out of the  water his entire length and more. Taking his header, he dashes madly down  into the depths again, tearing"this way  and that way, darting around and'aroun'd  and making lively work for the" fisherman  and the handler of his boat. After an  exciting series of maneuvers such as this  the'mad fish may take it into his head to  start down stream like a steam engine,  putting the guide at his best to keep the  boat near him. The salmon may lead a  chase of a mile in this.way, then stop  suddenly and resume its leaping and doubling tactics.  "The fight may last an hour or more,  and if the angler is skillful and cool and  his guide or gaffman dexterous and  watchful the contest should have but one  ending, and eventually the glittering  prize "will be stretched at .the bottom of  the canoe. If the angler is not skillful  and cool, the fight will also have but one  ending. The glittering fish will not be  stretched on the bottom of the canoe, but  iii a very short time will be at the bottom  of the pond, no doubt congratulating himself that his foeman was not worthy of  his steel."  A   La-fl-yer   Who   Was   "tVot   Hunting"  _itiffation  Over Land.  It's the canny old bird that cannot be  caught with the bird lime of litigation.  You've - probably heard of Lawyer  Hackett of Somerset. A little while ago  he purchased-some land over which there  had been a lawsuit for years, until the  parties had spent half a dozen times  what the laud was worth. Hackett knew  all about it. Some of the people wondered why he wanted to get hold of property  with such an incubus of uncertainty on  it. Others thought that perhaps he wanted some legal knitting work and would  pitch in redhot to fight that line fence  question on his own hook.  That's what the owner of the adjoining  land thought. So he braced himself for  trouble when he saw Hackett coming  across the fields one day.  Said Hackett, "What's your claim  here, anyway, as to this fence?"  "I insist," replied the neighbor, "that  your fence is over, on my land two feet  at one end and one foot at, least, at the  other end." ���������*���������  ������ ,-  "Well," replied Hackett, "you go  ahead just as quick as you can set your  fence over. At the end where you say  that I encroach on you two feet set the  fence.on' to my land four feet.n At the  other end push it on to my land two  feet." ''  ���������   '  "But," persisted the neighbor, "that's  twice,.what I claim."  "I don't "care about that," said Hackett. ��������� "There's been - fight enough over  this land. I want you to take enough  so you are perfectly satisfied ybu have  got your rights, and then we can get*  along all pleasantly." Go ahead and help  yourself." ���������>���������  The mas paused, abashed. . , He had  been ready to commence the old struggle  tooth and nail. But this move of the  new - neighbor ������������������ stunned him. Yet he  wasn't to be outdone in generosity. He  looked at Hackett.    -  "Squire," said he, "that fence ain't  going to be moved an inch. I don't want  the blamed old land. There warn't noth-  in to the fight but the principle of the  .thing."  ���������   Now,- isn't human'nature an  interesting study?���������Lewisfon (Me.) Journal.  A WOMAN   REFORMER.  She Is Directress of Tea Saloons For  the Church Army.  One of the most unique reform movements in the country is that, conducted  by the Church Army, of which Colonel  Henry H. Hadley is at the head. The  Church Army has recently o~pened~iu  New York what is known as'a'tea saloon, which has been attracting attention"  from physicians- and reformers all over  the world.   - '  Associated with Colonel Hadley in Ins  work is Miss Sara Wray, who is directress of the women's work of the Church  Army.    She was for four .years his as-  IT WAS A GREAT JOKE.  Allot .Weather Soup.  There is nothing nicer in hot weather  in the way of soup than a clear clam  bouillon, says Table Talk-. Scrub well  50 hard shelled clams aud rinse to remove all sand and dirt. Place in a'  kettle with one and a half cupfuls of  boiliug water, cover closely and keep  near the front of the tire until the  shells open. Strain the liquor through  doubled cheese cloth, add suflicieut boiling water to reduce the saltiness of the  broth, season with white pepper aud  serve with tiny oyster crackers. If  fresh clams cannot be had. the canned  bouillon iuaj" be used.  A Philadelphia Scheme,  "Give me a glass of sherry," he said to  the man behind the bar. "Don't fill the  glass too full."  The-bartender winked at me and put  the sherry bottle and a wineglass on the  bar. The middle aged man felt carefully  in the tail pocket of his coat and drew  therefrom an egg. Breaking the shell,  he emptied the contents into the wineglass and poured enough sherry on top of  it to fill the glass to the brim. Then he  tossed the drink off, laid down 10 cents  and walked out.  "That beats me," I exclaimed when ho  was out of hearing. "Ever see it done before V"    '  "Yep, several'times by him," answered  the bartender. . "One of the sort .that  plays 'em close, you know. Saves 5 cents  every time he takes a drink, for the regular price of sherry and egg is 15 cents, as  you probably kuow.    Where does he get  tile  rs?    Search  me.     Guess he.must  have hens or else stand in with a man  who does, for the eggs he brings here all  look just as if they were newly laid.  Good day!"  Bat  the Finish  Wa* Xot Fanny For  the   Clever   Young   Man.  .  One of the clerks employed at the Public Safety building made the usual weekly call on an east end young woman a  few days ago. He had with him a pair of  ;handcuffs that he had put in his pocket  for her amusement. lie intended to play  a practical joke on her. He would lock  one of the cuffs on his own wrist,'he told  himself, and at a- favorable opportunity  slip the other on to her wrist and lock it.  Then he would exclaim:' Y  "Now we're tied!"  That would be a clever play on words,  for the slang for married is "tied." Besides it might give her a hint of���������well?  she ought to know anyhow that he  '.wasn't calling there onee and twice a  week merely to talk about-.the weather.  After he would lock the manacle, on her  wrist he would pretend to have lost the  key and would have a good laugh at her  expense in the end. '     '    \  The plan worked splendidly. She looked as if she thought it rather cleveir when  he said, "Now we're tied!" 'But she, soon  ���������began to coax him to take il off. He declared that he had lost the key and that  tJiere wasn't another key in town that  would fit the lock. When, he saw that  she might get -angry ,if he carried the  joke too far, he "reached in his pocket for  the. key. Then he remembered that he  had put it in an .envelope so that he  would not lose it, and he had left the envelope on his desk in the Public Safety  building.  The father of the young girl was called  in and asked to go out and look for a policeman. He found one, but he hadn't a  handcuff key with him. The only way  out of the difficulty was to take the handcuffs to a key. So the joker and the  young lady boarded a car and rode to  the Oakland police station. They tried  to hide the handcuffs, but that only attracted attention to them. The girl said  she felt small enough to fall through a  crack in the car. floor. The young man  would have give* a month's wages for  the key.  "It isn't far," she said to him when  they came out of the police station. "I  can go home alone."  THE VERDICT.  MISS SAliA WHAT.  sistant in St. Bartholomew's Mission,  and, before that worked for several years  in the Whitechapel district iu London,  living the life of the people, themselves  and giving them practical lessons in the  decencies of life by scrubbing floors,  tidying gowns, washing children and  even preparing the dead for burial.  Miss Wray is at present directing the  work of the "tea missionaries" who aro  urging the, value of tea. as a substitute  for beer among the women of the tenements.  Probably the best known feature of the  Church Army's-work is the Open Door  division, at 7G Allen street, situated in a  house which-was one'of the-vilest dens  of New York's east side. The place was  suppressed ��������� by Police Captain, Chapman  in one of his crusades against .vice,,and  the mission was started primarily to afford a refuge for the women rendered  homeless by'this crusade. It has^ grown,  however, to' a center' of temperance* and  reformatory work for .the whole neighborhood.      ���������   .-     '     '  OUR TRANSPORT FLAG.  The Santiago papers are agitating the  question of annexation. ' A year ago  starvation was the principal topic of dis-.  cussion.���������Minneapolis Times.  The scientists have about .finished their'* |  study of cyclones.    They know all about,  them how, except how to predict and  how  to prevent them.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  ' The Colonial Dames do not appear to  be represented in the International Coun-?J  cil of Women, but th'ey are able to fight  their own battles.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  Germany might make some money sell-i  ing those small Caroline-islands'-in lots]  of one to people who ��������� can't get aldngtj  with their neighbors.���������St. Paul Dispatch^  If, England provokes' Ooni Paul.to  fight, it is not improbable that the history-*'  of her American colonies will be repeated  in South'Africa.���������Topcka State Journal.  A voting contest to determine  who  is  the most beautiful  woman in Ohio has-  been started. . They are always voting or  getting ready to vote in Ohio.���������Chicago ,  Times-Herald.  And now comes a New - York''scientist  with the information that a man may live  indefinitely on' the simple diet of sugar,  and whisky." In what proportion?���������Kansas City Times. ' ,,  A man in New York offers to cure povj  erty for $1.    The scheme looks reasonable.    If he can  get enough customers, j  his own.poverty will  be cured.���������Roches-,7-  ter Democrat and Chronicle.  Two   captured   Spanish   cannon   have,  been  placed  in  a' Philadelphia park ,be-'  side a statue of Columbus. * In the course'  of time history is often strangely mixed.  ���������St.-Louis Globe-Democrat. ,   .  , Imagine . Hamlet's- exclamation of  "Wormwood, wormwood!" dished up'into  "Absinth, absinth!" by Sarah Bernhardt. Still, Clement Scott says you are  bound to admire her Hamlet.���������Boston-  ' Herald. .   _     , '"  The   family  war  between* the. Bakers  rand the  Whites in  Kentucky is said to  have  filled, 3,000 graves since it'" began-  nearly   GO   years   ago. ; And   it   was  all  -caused by a,.woman, it is said.    Such* is  life, sojnetiraes.���������Boston Globe. '       .  POULTRY  POINTERS.  [^������������������-���������-���������-���������-���������-���������-���������-���������<  National "Emblem   "'  Patented   by an  En  *-���������_* ~The flag which  ��������� is   now    flown  i from the,main  ��������� truck of every  T United   States  I - I transport    and  i  terprisine Citizen.        i w]nCh   tells   iu  * * the language of  *-* bunting   that  the ship below is one used by Uncle Sam  for carrying his fighting men across the  water is a patented affair. The government purchases the right to use it from  an enterprising private citizen who invented the design and secured-a patent  on the same. This is said to be the first  instance on record of a flag being patented.  The patentee is William V. Coston. The  war department approved the design submitted by the patentee, and seven fkr-ts  were purchased by the government during the war with Spain. The following  description was furnished by Mr. Coston:  Opposite corners, the upper one the  nearer to the staff, are right angled tri  angles oi' red aud blue respectively, aud  Too much stimulating food often causes  oyer egg production. '      -       ���������.'."'  As soon as the young turkeys get strong  enough give them a free range..  An over fat hen will not lay at all or  her eggs will be worthless for hatching. ���������  liens  will  readily  eat parings or,any/  kind of vegetables if they are well cooked.,;'  Raise thoroughbred chickens. They cost-  no more in the long run and fry,much  better. r ���������.  ? /  Chickens once stunted ( seldom regain -  their vigor even* with the most careful'^'  breeding.       .      ,   *';"?? ?-'"���������-  Brahmas, Cochins, -Plymouth ��������� Rocks '-'  and Langshans are easily-fattened, especially if fed on corn. "Y . ��������� . ��������� ������  "It is a good plan'whenever a hen comes t',  oil with a brood" of-chicles "tdi'grease" her';  breast and under her wings for lice,'or/!'  her chicks will suffer.'                 *               - ',t  A good way to*prevent fo.wls from fly- ''.  ing over the fence is  to. stretch  a'Avire, '  along the top. the wire being on the" in- .  side about'six inches  from- the top aud  parallel.with the top.       '"   .    ,  ��������� In dressing capons for market it is always best to leave the" feathers on the  head, tail and first joint of the .wings, as  evidence that they * are > what they are  claimed to be.���������St. Louis Republic.  (  WRITERS AND  PAINTERS.  On the Slizu>er.v Steep.  Some men get on in life because  They like to do their best,   .  And many a toiler rise*- just -*j  '      .To keep up with the rest.  . There's many a man who wins becauM  Good luck falls in his way,  But never a one by grieving o'er  A chance missed yesterday.  --Washii.jrtc-n 8t������������.  Inexplicable.  "I read in the newspaper," said Mr.  Snaggs, "that the merchants of Manila  never think of wrapping up a customer's purchases and that Manila is practically a city without wrapping paper."  "Then how did the place get its  name?" asked Mrs. Snaggs.���������Pittsburg  Chronicle.  A Country With One Policeman.  There is one country in the world, and  probably only one. which gets along with  a single policeman; that is Iceland. Iceland is peopled by the descendants of  vikings, including many famous warriors  and heroes, but they are so lawabiding  that they have no need of policemen.  The solitary officer, in spite of his great  responsibility, has a very easy time. He  is -maintained more for ornament and-  dignity than for use. The Icelanders  think it would not do to have a capital  without a policeman, and so they keep  one. This police force is large in oue  sense. Its member is six feet high, broad  shouldered and' handsomely uniformed.���������  Green Bag.  Fin   de  Siecle.  'Twas ever thus,  since f-hildliood's hour  I've seen  my  fondest  hopes decay;  liy auloniotor's out of power,  Aad the charging station's miles away.  ���������Chicago Times- Ilea aid  Reversed   the  Verdict.  Not long ago a prominent citizen of  Xew Orleans went raging into the electric* light company's office and declared  that one'of their wires had killed a pet  tree on his premises. .-'  "That tree," said he, "has been standing there for 20 years, and we regarded  it as one of the family. My children  played under it when they were babies,  and-it is associated with some of the  pleasantest memories of my life. When  it began to die, we all mourned, andw'e  could not imagine what ailed it until yesterday, when'I noticed that a wire was  lying right across a branch. My poor  tree has been electrocuted, and I'feel as  if murder had been done in my house."  Considerably moved, the agent of the  company went to view the scene of the  tragedy and found the tree still alive, but  feeble. When he came to trace the wire,  he discovered one end nailed to the roof  of an old barn end the other twisted  around a discarded pole. It had been cut  off for at least two years and forgotten.  But the occasion demanded something,  so he made the following report:  "Tree alive; wire dead. Wire evidently  killed by tree. Bill inclosed."���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  Time is like a river made up of the*  events which happen, and a vio'������W  stream, for as soon as a thing has been  seen it is carried away, and another  conies in its place, and this will be carried away too.  Despite all his refinement thp light and  habitual taking of God's name in ,vain  betrays a coarse and brutal will.���������E.. H.  THE PATENT iTIIANSPOKT FLAG.  the remainder, a diagonal strip between  the triangles, is white. In the white field  is a wheel crossed" by a sword and a key  and surmounted Ipy an eagle. Thirteen  stars adorn the rir^i of the wheel, and the  letters "TJ. S. A. T. S." encircle the design. \ ~  A- full authorization to make the flag  was issued by the- war department in  January, but the pjatent was not given  until May 13. The Iflag was first hoisted  on Jan. 1 on board\ the transport Port  Victor, now the McClellan, Captain William C. Brickley mastter. The log of that  day contains the following entry:  "Today, at noon, all hands called to  quarters, and the first flag of the transport service was hoisted on the main with  all honors." 1      '   .  A special flag for the postal service has  also been designed, aind the department  is about to adopt it uo be flown on all  boats carrying United /States mails.  ),  Sardou, like Balzac, keeps a store of  notebooks and scrapbooks for use in his  work.  'The late Rosa Bonheur was a headstrong girl in childhood, and the only  way to keep her quiet was to give her  paper and scissors to cut out silhouettes  of the cat. the dog or the horses at the  neighboring cab stand.  Pierre Loti's entry into the diplomatic  service is thus explained. The* novelist  had long desired to visit central Asia.  With a view to facilitate hfs journey he  has been intrusted with a diplomatic mission to Persia and Afghanistan.  - Maurus Jokai, the Hungarian novelist,  has applied for space for an individual  exhibit at the Paris exhibition. He will  display his novels in every edition and  every translation that has been printed,  and he has written over 300 books.  J. G. Brown, the famous painter of  street arabs. complains that the type is  rapidly disappearing. "I had no trouble  in getting models a' fow years ago." he  says? "but now I have to hunt" far  wide for one that will serve the  pose."  THREE  STRIKES.  .<'  and  pur-  In spite of all efforts to bolster it up  the evidence multiplies, that interest in  the great American game of baseball is  on the wane.���������Canton  Repository.  It is said that some of the League ball  players' averages are doctored to make  them appear better than they really are.  The whole baseball situation needs doctoring.���������Ridgewood (N. J.) News.  Baseball needs reforming. Rowdyism  should be suppressed at any cost. Only  competent umpires should be engaged.  Then there are too many League clubs."  The circuit should be reduced to eight  clubs. This would eliminate from the  game those .clubs that,, put men in uniforms and go masquerading about the  country with them as ball players.���������-New  York Herald.  hi  PACIFIC  RUSSIA.  The Cramps can testify that Russia i.-s  not disarming at a dangerously rapid  rate.���������Birmingham Age-Herald.  Russia can disarm herself for peace by  selling her guns at cost to nations that  do not believe in the scheme.���������New Orleans Picayune. .  Russia hardly got telephone connection  with the peace conference when sbe organized a boom in the gun trade.���������Sari  Francisco Chroniele.  /'it THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  WHIM-WHAMS.  A Galaxy of Jests From the Yonkcrs  State.siuaii.  r        I  Miss  Kittenish���������I   love  those  songs  they used to sing 40 or 50 years ago.  Mr. Doggerel���������Do you. sing them yet?  Yeast���������Will you take your talking  machine with you to the country?  Crimsonbeak���������No; my, wife's going  along..      '   '  Chollio���������Mollie    said    I    was    good  [-enough to eat.  -Dollie���������She.probably thinks, you are  a lobster.  to  ;  She���������Do you suppose we are ever  have'any rain?  "He���������Oh?" yes; as soon as the picnic  season comes.  :    SIiq���������Do you believe empty wells are  ^unhealthy?  He���������No; not if they are empty ink  wells, I don't.  ;     Bill���������Did   the   lecturer   make   many,  (gestures in his speech? ,  .Til1���������Why, he had to;  ^ -something terrible!  the flies were  She���������I" ��������� believe you are a woman  hater. * ' ,/���������**..  He���������No; honestly, I've never' been  married in my life!  ���������( She���������Have you seen any of. the-auto-  mobile baby carriages.yet? '    <  '   He,���������No? I have not.    I haven't been  '-to'Brooklyn in a long while. <���������,    . ' ���������  Demon (led  Information,    , "  <���������    "I am surprised'." said the professor,  /'that the value of the mushroom is not  more widely understood. Now, a musn-  room is.both palatable and wholesome.'  It"���������  "��������� "Excuse me, professor," said the barbarian, who had been nervously toying  with his-war paint brush, '-'but before'  I gctjinto this argument .with you, let  '"me understand one thing. Arc you  .-.talking about vegetables or bullets?"������������������**  .Washington Star. "*-     '   -  _ ,y    j   ,,    ,       Odd. Isn't It?      ', j , *  ."I.   cannot    understand,"    said   the  "sweet "young 'thing.- "what ' Kipling-  meant by 'half devil and half child.' "  - "Nor I,"  said   the savage bachelor,  .'.'when both phrases mean essentially*  -the same thing.".- , r  Iu   the x meanwhile   tlie   small   boy-  boarder 'continued to, play that the hall  ^vas   a .railway��������� and, that   he was a  freight train: ^ "*,      *   -   .���������  ULGERKURE  -Recommended by'stockmen aa  best euro for wounds and sores  STAGE  GLINTS.  .. The small estate left by William (Old  Hoss) Iloey i| in litigation.  ,   Charles Fro'hman' will manage seven  theaters in New York next season.  Tan dollars was the price for seats  for "Tristan und Isolde" in London.  The box kite has already been utilized for theatrical advei Using purposes.       i.'  John Drew will bo seen here next  season in Had don Chambers' now play.  "Tho Tyranny of Tears."  "In Days, of Old." Edward Rose's  uew play, which George Alexander produced in Loudon, is a failure.  , **��������� t  Ethel, Chase   Sprague   (Mrs.   Frank  /Donaldson)   has   denied   a   statement,  that she would return at once to-the  stage.     - ���������  The verdict-" for $10,000 against-Nat"  C. Goodwin in the suit-of John M. Maxwell of Chicago has been set aside and  a new trial granted.  At the London' Lyceum next winter,  while Irving- is making his American  tour, a subscription season of -22  Shakespearean plays will be given, including some that are infrequently acted.   "���������        "  "Charley's Aunt" is doing more than  many celebrated works to carry the  fame of the English stage to the conti-  ne'nt. ��������� It has been played 400 times in  Paris and is .performed at regular inr  tervals at the Cluny theater in order  not to lose the copyright.  Louisville is trying to supply a second Mary "Anderson. A 19-year-okl society girl, Eugenie Thais Lawton, made  her professional debut there as Juliet,  and her performance was greeted with  enthusiasm, the local critics crediting  ber,with genius and predicting a great  ���������future for. her. She is described as  ���������beautiful of face and fi-rure.  Ast for Minaifs anfl tate no oilier,  '.-Indiscriminate..  , The path of glory ever since   ���������  Time first began was rocky.  The .public, first salutes a prince?     !  ���������: And then salutes a jo''key.   :   ,  ���������Washinsrton'st.j,?.  MERRY MOMENTS.  A Song of Prunes.  Throughout the drift of centuries, since first the  world was young,  The bards have tuned their lyres up and cleared  their throats and sung  Glad songs of fruits and  "lowers,  bt the orchard  i and  the 8eld,  And   puffed   up   nearly   e\erything 'the   soil   has  deigned to yield,  And   so   I   crave   attention   while   your   humble  servant tunes         - '       -  His lyre  to  the  topmost  pitch and  sings a sons  of piunes. ,  ^,-  Oh, prunes! though thou art fit to grace the banquet of a king,  Vet dost thou to -the lowiy boara of humble peasants bring  Thy pulpy fatness full of joy and flavors rich and  deep���������  Oh, is there aught on earth so rare and yet &*  good and���������cheap!  And could I twang a thousand harps through centuries of Junes,  My one and all triumphant theme would be a  song of prunes.  But.  We  prune, with visage  is   not   the  with  oh, the hidebound, sorry  pinched and lean,  meet  in   boarding  house  resorts  ;"        sort I mean!      '  Give  me  instead   the  puffy   prune,   inflated  its juice,  That   nukes strawberries and  the  like  to  me of  little use, '  For did  I  own a thousand  mouths and  twice as  many spoons,  I'd still employ them, every one, to get my fill  of prunes!  ���������L. A. W-.Bulletin.  DO NOT DKLAY ���������When, through d������-  bilitatrd digiative organs, poison finds its  way iuto t^o blojd, the prime' - onsider-  ation is to get the p nsou out as rapidly  aod 'us thoroughly as po sibie Delay  mar mean disaster.- Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills will be found a mofet vbluaijle and  effective medicine to assail the Intruder  with. They cever, tail:/ They,go at once  to the seat cf the tr'Jublj aad w<.rk>  1 ermanent cure".      "������������������ ���������" '?*   "  A Pointer. ~  Little Willie���������I guess sister Grace won't  want to go ridin on. your tandem much  longer.     ** " *  ,Mr. Simperling-Why?  ' Little Willie���������They was a feller with a  nottomobile hero last ni-glit. and I heard  hoi- say today thaif she thought the horse-  loss carriage had come to stay.���������Chicago  r,'imes-IIerald.  'PREVENT DI-ORD-rv.��������� At the first  symptoms of internal disorder t-a melee s  Vegecab-e Pills s-hould hi le oitei to immediately. ' T^o or lhiei oi thtse talu-  tary pellrt-% u keu* 0* fore going to' tied,  followed i*y oo&es ot one or iwu p lis lor  two ���������or thre6;nigh'S, in sucoi ssun, will  ierv6~~as.a-p*evm-.i\e or attacks ot dyspepsia, ami'all the al-comfort;- which tol-  low" in the mam of that fell disorder.  The means are simplo whtn the way is  known.  c  Clienp Gas.  -The gas war in New York profoundly  affects many relations of life."  For instance, 'the conventional farmer  of the humorous prints, upon "entering "his  room* at a New York hotel, starts violently.    '     '  ' "I see" no 'Don't Blow Out the Gas*  sign," he faltered, betraying" much'uneasiness.,  '*-'<- * - -        .'   .���������  The bellboy says:  "No: -gas has'got so cheap in'-Ncw York  that' we don't care any more."���������Detroit  Journal.  Keep MINAED'S LINIMENT ia He House.  , First Tarn sly.  Miss Primm���������Perhaps you wouldn't  think that I belong to one of the first  families?  Mr. Simms���������Indeed I would, then.  Fact is, I'd take you to be the oldest  daughter of Shem.���������Chicago News.  Dm-liiKT tlie Hot Spell.  Aggie���������Harry, dear, ��������� I don't believe  you love me as well as you once did!  Harry (pale -but resolute)���������Aggie,  darling, you give me so little opportunity between ice creams to prove my  devotion i-.   TTT P"D DI/TfDU ������"���������*-������������������" ���������'*-' e'i"al lor sore shoulders  ULuIJUJlUltJj says manager of Greenway farm  THE   TROTTING CIRCUIT.  resigned  from  will  ride  the  for  ,, AJIoway & Champion  BANKERS   AND   BROKERS  362  MAIN  ST., WINNIPEG.  "Listed  Stocks bought, sold, and carrried  on margin.  Write us if you wish to exchange any kind of  money, to buy Government or C. N? W. Co.  Lands, or to send money anywhere. ;  Willie Martin -has  Floischinaiin  stable and  Put Dunne.  George II. Mills will do the starting  at the July and September meetings at  Du Bois. Pa.  It is said William Deasy's Hard  Times. 2:23:;4. has worked several miles  way below 2:20.  It is said that Matt Byrnes, who once  trained for "Prince George"' Lorillard,  will train a siring for Pierre Lorillard.  Charles Myers has a good mare iu his  stable for the fall races in Bonnie  Maid. ,,She shows rare speed these  days.  It was said recently that Martimas,  last year's Futurity'winner.'and tlie  winner of the Canadian Derby, will be  a starter in the Brighton handicap.  Ben   Mnssoth   of  Butler,--Pa.,   has a  pair of good'new ohes.in Florist, 3, bay  ���������geldiug,   by   Dexter   Prince,   dam   by  Electioneer,   and, Sans   Gene,   brown  mare by McKiuney, dam by Elmo.*  John Madden has bought McMeckin  froin ,C. T. Patterson. .Mr? Madden  thinks the colt has had too much racing and will let him have a rest before  attempting to get him iuto condition.  A. P. McWilliams? a Bridgeport (Pa.)  horseman, has his gray gelding by Electrotype, a son .of Electioneer, dam by  Amber, in Frank Jackson's stable. He  is a 5-year-old and is stepping-miles in  better than 2:30. ,  One difference between Arion. 2:07%.  aud his brother Eclectic is that the  first named once changed bauds at  $125,000, while the "brother of Arion,"  as Eclectic has always been known,  sold for $125 some days ago. .  '  MINARD'S LINIMENT Merman's Friend.:  SPRAINED BACK!  Sprains, Strains and Injuries of tha  Back often cause Kidney Trouble.  DOAE'S  KIDMEY  PILLS THE  CURE.  Here is tHe proof:���������  Mrs.  Guelph,  S. Horning, Glasgow Street,  Ont., says: " Doan's Kidney  Pills are grand. I have not been ,111 since  taking them, which was over a year ag*o'j  last winter, and can give'them my warmest  praise; for they restored me to health after  25 years of-suffering-. Twenty-five years  ago I sprained my back severely, and ever  since my kidneys have been in a very bad  state. The doctors told "me that my left  kidney especially was in a very bad condition. A terrible burning pain was always  present, and I suffered terribly from lumbago and pain in the small of my back,  together with other gainful anddistressing-  symptoms, common in kidney complaints.  I could not sleep, and suffered much from  salt rheum. ^    ,  ���������*"��������� When I first commenced taking Doan's  ..Kidney Pills I had little or no'faith in them,  but I thought I would try 'them; and it  proved the best experiment I ever made.  I had only taken two boxes when the pain  left my back entirely. Three boxes more,  or five in all, made a complete cure.  "After 25 years' of suffering- from kidney  disease I am now healthy and strong again,  and will be pleased to substantiate what I  have said, should anyone wish to enquire.'*  , Laxa-LiVCP PillS are the, most  perfect remedy known for the cure of Constipation, Dyspepsia Biliousness and Sick  Headache. They work without a gripe  or pain, do not sicken or weaken or leave  any bad after effects.        [    ,  JINGLES AND JESTS.  Agricultural Courtship.  'A potato wont out on a mash  And sought an onion bed;  "That's pie for uric," obseivcd the squash.  And all the beets turne'tl led. ''  "Go away," the onion," weeping, cried,  " ' "Your love 1 cannot be; ?  The pumpkin be your lawful bride,  You cantaloupe with me!"  But onward still the tuber cams  And'laid .down'at, her feet;  "You caulillowcr by any name,  '    And it will smell as-lwheat;'i   <r "?  And J, too, am an early lose,  And you l'.ve come to sec,  So'don't U1111 up jour lovely nose,  -  But spinat-hat with^me'j' ���������  v<    "I do not cairofall to wed,  So go,  sir,  if you pleafee,"  The modest onion meekly said,  "And lettuce, ��������� pray," liave peas! \       - '���������  Go, think thatiyou have never seen    ���������  Mjself or smelled my sigh, , l<  Too long a maiden 1 have, been  For favors in your rye!'.'  "Ah, spare a cuss!" tlie tuber prayed, ���������  .  "My eheuyshed bride you'll be;       *     j  You are the only weeping maid  That's cuirant now with me!"  And as the wily tuber spoke  lie caught her by surprise  And, giving tier an artichoke,  Devoured her with his eyes. ������  ���������St. Louis Republic.  There are cases of consumption so far  advanced that Bickle'sAnti-Consumptive  Syrup will not cure, but none so bad nhat  it will not give relief. For coughs, colds  and all affections ot the throat, lungs and.  chest, it is a specific which has never'been  known to fail. It promotes a free and  easy expectoration, thereby removing the  phlegm, and gives the diseased parts a  chance to heal.    ������  re-  Mcn Often Do.  "Just one little kiss," he pleaded.  "But only  a  little one,"  she said,  lenting.  "Of course," he replied. "How could  I look for a big. one from so small a  mouth?"  And after that ho got as ,many as he  wanted.���������Philadelphia North American.'  "IT IS A. Grli-AT PUBLIC BENEFIT." ��������� These significant v\ords were  used in leyaru to JJr. lhoma- J_<-.lectrio  Oil by a g.-ntleman who had thoroughly  tesied iis m ri s in ins o-vu case���������having  leen cured by in of Ian one*.-, of ih-kne^,  of three or four yeaTs' s andiug. it never  fail* to reu ove otv ess a. w-11 as lame-  Ut-ss, aod is an ii conipa able" pulmonic  and e-.rre tive.  Blew Ilimxelf Oft".  Bentley���������How did Larkins meet his  death? When we left him last night  he seemed unusually jolly.  Yosburg���������He tried to blow out the  electric light in his room and burst a  blood vessel.  Bob  They  Dissolved  Partnership.  .Tack���������Bessie   and   her   brother  are twins, are tbey not?'  Mabel���������Tbey used to be. but when  Bob's hair began to turn gray Bessie  couldn't afford to be of the same age.  An A'rrangciucBt.  use ALBERT soap.  If your fancy is for a Tar Soap you  will find the best in our  MASTER MECHANIC'S  EXTRAORDINARY.  ;.**���������������  (Trade-Mark.)  Sold at all Drug: Stores.  ,������>������������������������  &46 fL&j- &ns 0tL&?-  l ���������������_������___���������__������-_���������____W_������_������^P������^ ^  '���������i >i#  .',:  ITEMS OF INTEREST.  - ������������������       *    ��������� **  can   be   heard   nine   miles  Thunder  away. ������������������  Pearls are sometimes found in mussel shells.       , 4 _ -  , There are 65 steamers on the Swiss  lakes.   The largest can transport 1,200  passengers.' -��������� , '  -The pina* cloth of the Filipinos is  made from the .fiber of the pineapple  leal'.-  The cloth is very expensive.  If all the landed surface of the earth  were divided up and allotted in equal  shares, each human inhabitant would  get a plot of about 23*J4 acres.      ; -  -���������The sword of a naval officer is one of  the most peaceful and useful tools on  board of a ship. Orders,cannot be given-with It and it cannot reach the enemy that is being shelled.  There never was, and'never  will.be, ra  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills-to wnich flesh is heir���������the very natuie  "or many curatives being such   that  were  the germs of other and differently' seated  diseases.rooted in the system   of  the pa2-  tiont���������what would relieve one ill in turn  would  aggravate  the  other.     We' have,  however/^in Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound, 'unadulterated ' state,   a  remedy"for many and grievous Ills. -By its  gradual and judicious use the frailest systems   are   led   into    convalescence , and  strength bv the influence-which   Quinine  exerts on'Nature's  own .restoratives.    It  relieves, the drooping spirits ot those with  whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life  is a  disease,, and, by   trauquilizing   the  nerves,  disposes to sound and   refreshing, sleep-  imparts vigor to the action of the. blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throughout the veins, strengthening fchd  healthy  animal functions'of the   system,   thereby  making   activity    a    necessary    result,  strengthening tho frame, and giving   life  to the digestive organs,   which   naturally  demand increased substance���������rpsult,   improved appetite. Northrop and Lyman, of  Toronto, have givon to   the   public  their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual   rate,  and, gauged by the opinion of  scientists,  this wine  approaches   nearest  perfection  of any in the market.     All druggists sell  it.  MEN  AND  MANNERS.  "Addison," says Pope, "was charming in conversation with intimates, but  should,a stranger bo present he subsided into silence."  Southey. was' sedate, stiff and so  wrapped in the garb of asceticism that  Lamb ,once told him that "he was  m-made for a m-monk, but somehow  the,c-cowl didn't fit."  Coleridge was luminous in conversation and invariably commanded listeners, yet the old lady rated his talent  lowly when she declared that she had  no patience with a man who had all  the talk to himself.  Ben Johnson used to sit silent in  learned company and "suck in." as  Fuller said, "uot only -his wine, but  their several humors." Like Shakespeare, he held the mirror up to nature,  but chose some times to look in the  glass himself?  HIGH  GRADE   PLOWS,    SEEDING  Carriages,  lYafjoiis,   Barrows-  &c.    COCESHUXT PLOW CO.  MACHINES,  Windmills!  "Winnipeg*. -  LUCAS, STEELE _ BRISTOL.  Importers of Groceries  Wlite US. Hamilton.Ont.  Circle Teas  I.. S. & B. Coffees  _;. S. & B. Extracts  It. S. & B. Spiced  -  BRITANNIA,   BEAT KB  are   tlie   finest.     "re i C  India and Ceylon   1 CAo  and   B-TFA-f-O  packed.   Put   *  up by      ,,.  MACKENZIE & MILLS, WINNIPEG.  LEST YOU FORGET, note that we buy  Butter, Cheese and Fresh Eggs for export���������that  we handle Gasoline Engines and'Horse Powers,  and that our "Alexandra" and *������������������ Meiotte "*  Cream Separators are the best in the world.    -  Corrxj-pondeiice solicited. ���������- J ���������  Winnipeg-.  Important to Cyclists and Lacrosse Boys.  Mr? Mack White, the well-known  trainer of the Toronto Lacrosse Club and  Osgoods Hall Football Club, writes: I  consider Griffith's Menthol Liniment unequalled for athletes or those training. 1  have used it with the best success, and  can heartily recommend it for stiffness,  soreness? sprains and all. forms*' of swelling and inflammation. All druggists,  25cts. "."'-.  WANTED  An industrious man of  character to tras-el and  ajpomt agents. Guaranteed    salary   for   a*  year's engagement.   Address Department T.  .Bra<ll<;y-<j-������irr������M������*oii-<Jo. JLiiivitod,Urantlord  "Say, young feller, I wanter hire yer  catch me some fish."  "What'll yer gimme?"  "Wy���������w'y, half der fish yer catch!"  From Samoa.  Tell not of your sorrows, ye laboring men.  Write not of your trials with eloquent pen;'  'Tis your turn, to join in a pitying sigh  As you notice my present condition,  for I  Am a king who is out of a job.  I ne'er learned a cakcwalk.    I can't even p!ay  The banjo, nor warble the songs of the day  To ca-cch the light coin of tlie mob:  My only resource���������'tis a small one, you'll own-  Is   to   seek   a   small   junksliop   and   barter   the  ��������� throne  Of a king who is out of a job. .-....-  'Twould have been a slim chance, but 1 might  have  pulled  through  Had  kings stuck' together as workingmen do,  But they left me deserted to sob.  They cry "divine right,"  but they don't seem  to" like  The plan of declaring a general strike  l-'or a king who 13 out of a job.  ���������Washington Star.  THE ONLY PRINTERS1 SUPPLY HOUSE  IN   THE   NORTHWEST.  ������*������������������������_ *^* w!i   ���������%. always  ���������W' yaI mati  ������������������ _> T������Sj..l>BIN*  We keep a large stock  s   on   hand   of  PRINTERS'  \TERIA_    AND  ..^ RINTERS'     M A -  ���������yMCHINERY.    Can fit  -C-IONTO-TYPE  foundry CO., Limited  'out Daily or Weeftly  i'dl Paper's or Job Outfits  '���������wS*'*' on few hours' notice.  READY - PRINT'S,  STEREO -PLATES  and    PAPER    and  CARD STOCK also, supplied on short notice.  EVERYTHING FOR THE PRINTER.  Northwestern Branch:      ,  175 OWEN  STREET,  WINNIPEG.  ���������W. N. V. i-l ijjmj'jii i iwi-iil i "��������� irii i itn     ���������nil    iip i ��������� ���������   i   i' i '"      '    '" "' '  gi*ijijnu*ii**-jc^-"*--VJ>"' ���������* *���������***���������   vmrn-Tfrnnw  it;, i.   !������������������ 'uj-i.il ������������������>'>! -j m ^^'^yj^".  V ���������  fHE    CUMBERLAND   NEWS.  ISSUER JSVERY SATURDAY^���������  m��������� ��������� '���������       ���������   ���������������������������������������������������������������   ������������������!������������������'������������������    ���������     "   "'l*** .. ''    "". "**      ..'i   i. **"'       --*-���������  Sobsorjibers failing to receive Tiie  Jfltvrs raaulsu)y will confer a favor by noti-  IjriBg th* office.  Job irpr^tf SJitytly 0. f>. D.  TfP'Mfoj-'t-.t ������.df Cafh in Advance.  eAT^BDAY, SEPT., 30th,i 1899.  In reference to the report of" a  p-tiner.? meeting, which appeared in  the Nfiws of September 15th. and  w^ioh [the courteous Herald states  fan pliable f^thority' to be false,  ���������jjr������ beg *tp pay the facts were given  to us by a miner who was present  ���������ft-fid published merely as a news  }tejty), *-' as anyone with common  f-enw might epe. We have made  eiiguiriea into the matter and find  ouf report was porrect. As to the  Herald's 'reliable authority,' we  presume he is the same truthful in-  dividiw! whp *fcold the exploded  ' gbjnesei telegr&ip tale wlpch the  J|*p|ralid h^d not the fairness or hon-  gsfy t > take, back. Concerning the  reported threat that the U. C. Co.,  jrrould discharge men- not enaploy-  *jf)g'Chinese, we haye been informed tyy ���������PYpfftl miners ancl the man-  igers that the charge ' is absolutely fALSE. Further information on  tfy paeef,fngs will be furnished next  ife^k.' Meo^ljme, we recommend a  ftudy of the Ten Commandments  to   the   Herald   and. its   'reliable  Prfee List  Comox Fair.  [f     DIVISION A.  < -       vmw*- -  . JJeBt I^ull three years old and up-  w_rds,: "tit W. Robb. Best Bull  ���������paHylfet S. J. Piercy.  JERSEYS.  Best  Bull,' three years old and  1 ���������     *i j >  upwards, 1st W. Lewis. Best Bull,  two years old and upwards, 1st A.  yrquhart. Best. Bull Calf, 1st A.  Urquhart..  IP^STEINS.  ., Best, Bull, one year old and upwards, 1st S. F. Crawford, Best,  Bred Cow, in Calf or Milk, 1st S.  F. Crawford. Best Bied Heifer  Calf, l'stS. F. Crawford; 2nd J.  Berkley.  GRADED  CATTLE,  \Beet Bred Heifer, two years o-ld,  1st J. McPhee; 2nd J. Berkley.  Beet Milk Cow of any kind, special  prlzft by Brackman '& Ker, quan-  tity to be judged by weight, quality  to be judged by Babcock tester, 1st  J  ^rkley;2^dTr. Cairns."       :>  ^    ' DIVISION B.  - :      '? DRAUGHT   HORSES.  '"- Best Colt, two years old, 1st W.  Roy;'2nd W. Grieve. BestDraugrit  ^eau}, %st W. Lewis.  '.'.'      -  GENERAL PURPOSE HORSOS,  "Y'Befr-t Stallion,  thoroughbred,  1st  lj^. HubancL    Best Col-t,  two years  ������id",'_sjt   T,"    Williams;    2nd/ C.  'Ridges.     IjJest    general   purpose  Team, 1st T. Cairns.    Best General  .purpose, Horce,    1st   W.   Grieve,  .fecial.-Prize .given by   Mr. Jas.  ^nsmuii", M. P. ?P., for best general purpose team, 1st T. Cairns.  ?.       JtVOADSTERF.  Best. Col*^, two years old, 1st W.  ?������oy., 2nd H. Lucas. Best Colt  -Suckling, 1st'S Piercy. Best Busr-  gy. i-jborpe,- 1st B Crawford 2nd W.  Roy. 'Saddle Horse, 1st Rev. J, A  Purand.; 2nd   DIVISION C.  ANY. KIND   OF. PURE BRED SHEER.  .'. i ���������   .-. -  -      ���������'.  Ram   Lamb, one  v(^ar and over,  1st A Urquhart.  GRADED   SHEEP.  Two Ewes, two syears arid over,  1st A. Urquhart; 2nd H. Stewart.  Two Ewes, syearlings, 1st A. Uf-  qhart; 2nd H Stewait. Ewe Lamb  1st A Urqhuart; 2ndJH. Stewart.  DIVISION  D.  BERKSHIRE PIGS.  Boar, one year old and upwards,  1st A Urquhart; 2nd T Cairns.  Sow, oyer one year old, 1st S. Piercy; 2nd W. Hodgson. Sow, under  one year old, 1st W. Hodgson.  GRADED   PIGS.  Two Pigs, under nine months old,  1st 2nd W Hodgson.  DIVISION   E.    .  POULTRY.  Any kind of turkeys, 1st, C  Bridges; 2nd E Creech. Pekin  Ducks,' 1st W Mathewson.' Aylesbury   Ducks,   1st ;   2nd   T.  Cairns. Rouen - Ducks, 1st E  Creech; 2nd C Bridges! China  Geese, 1st C Bridges. Brown Leghorn; 1st W Hodgson; 2nd T  Cairns. Bantams, 1st E Creech; 2  nd C Bridges.  DIVISION  G.  GARDEN VEGETABLES.  Brace of Cabbages. 1st J McPhee;  2nd J J Miller. Six Turnips, 1st  J J Miller; 2nd J Halliday. Carrots, 1st B Crawford; 2nd J J Miller. Table Corn, 1st J Halliday;  2nd T Williams. Parsnips, lst'T  Cairns; 2nd J Miller. Beets, 1st J  Miller, Squash, 1st T Cairns.  Six Tomatoes, 1st T Williams; 2nd  J Miller. , Cucumbers, 1st J Mason;  2nd B Crawford. Two cauliflowers, 1st J Halliday; 2nd J Mason.  Kohl Rabi, 1st J'Haliday; '2nd J  Miller. Onions, yellow, 1st H  Stewart; 2nd M Ball. Onions, red.  T Cairns, Button Onions, 1st J J  Miller. Shallots; 1st S. Piercy; 2  nd J Mundell. Garden Peas, 1st J  J Miller. Citron Melons, 1st J J  Miller.. String Beans, 1st W Hodgson; 2nd J Mason. Scotch Kale  1st J Mason. Bruseel Sprouts, 1st  M Ball; 2nd J Miller.  DIVISION H.  FIELD PRODUCC.    *  Mr. J Knight took 1st prize for  the following field products:  Sheaf of Barley; Sheaf of Oats;  Half Bushel of Spring Wheat; Half  Bushel of Barley; White Peas; collection of seeds'and grains, not less  than six kinds and five pounds  of each.  Early Rose Potatoes, 1st H Stewart. Elephant, 1st J Miller. Pride  of the Market, 1st W.Hodgson; 2nd  J Mason. - Three varieties of any  other kind of potatoes, 1st J Mason;  2nd B Crawford. Six Swede Turnips, 1st M Ball; 2nd J Halliday.  Mangolds, 1st A Urquhart; 2nd B.  Crawford. Sugar Beets, 1st M Ball.  Carrots, white, 1st B Crawford.  Collection of Vegetables, 1st J Miller: 2nd J Halliday; 3rd J Knight.  Two Heaviest Pumpkins, 1st C  Bridges. Sheaf of Eusilage Corn  1st J. Miller, 2nd T Williams."  TO  BE  CONTINUED,  | LOCAL   BRIEFS, |  r  Rev. J. Durand will hold service  ih St. John's Church to-morrow,  Sunday, at 11 o'clock.  Mr. Reifle of Nanaimo registered  at the Cumberland Wednesday.  Mrs. Morris of Vancouver is visiting her sister. Mis, L, W. Hall.  Mr. Gideon Hicks  and Miss Lillian  Armson of  Victoria, came up  1 this week,"  Mrs. Piket returned Wednesday  from a visit to Vancouver.  WANTED���������-to purchase a number of pigs.  Kee Fung.  Chinatown.  OUR  Millinery  ������pcMing*.  Has been   somewhat delayed  by   carpenters and painters  and   will be   on  ���������   ���������  OCTOBER  2nd ana 3rd,  when we will show a  ���������OF  Hats, Mantles, Ladies Jack:   -  ets, Tailor-Made   Costumes,  etc.  EvEPybody Irfvited  Stevenson & Co  ���������"���������W"  Mr. and Mrs.F.I). Little went  down to Victoria Friday morning.  ' Mrs.   Kilpatrick   returned;); this  week from Vancouver.  Concert iri the Methodist Church .  Tuesday night. ���������  Mr. Abrams and a. number of  other witnesses went down to Victoria Friday '-"-to attend the Trent  Bridge trial."J: ;  Miss Malkin of Vancouver came  up to Comox on a visit Wednesday.  Vancouver Knignts of the Grip  continue to arrive regularly.  tyEr. Thos. Morgan, Inspector of  Mines, registered at the Union Hotel this week., ,  Mr. Jno. Williams - returned  home Wednesday from Seattle and  other points.  Henry F. Pullen, 2nd A, late of  Sydney, has *������een appointed to the  staff of Union School, vice Miss  Nickerson, ie=i-ned.  The Enterprise publishes a very  flattering sketch of Cumberland,  while describing the reception accorded to Wellington and Nanaimo  visitors.  63754.���������L. A. W. Godwin, Halifax.  N. S. Stiffening broom.  63767:���������F. J, B.uote, Tingish, P. E.'  ,1., Proof Presses.  63768.���������W. H. Tobey, Tupperyille,  Ont. Automatic feed regulator for boilers.. ? ���������    lV   '  63670.���������S. S. Grant, Montreal, Adjustable nose guard f or eyeglasses?.  63790.���������J. Br Girard, St.~ Aime, P.  Q. Wind wheels?'  WOMEN AS INVENTORS,  WHARF NOTES.  The Amur, Capt. Le Blanc, coaled at the wharf Wednesday. She  was on her way down from the  Skeena and carried 14,600 cases of  salmon and a number of passengers.  The Captain reported meeting  heavy fogs which delayed the  steamer considerably.  The new chimney for the brick  yard at the Wharf has been completed and adds greatly to the appearance of tne works.  The ground for the new school  has been cleared.  Our popular operator, Miss McDonald, has removed her household gods  to the Wilson Hotel.  The following inventors have recently been granted patents by the  Canadian governmeut through the  agency of Messrs. Marion and Marion, Solicitors of patents and experts, New York Building, Montreal, who will send their "Invent--  ors Help" FREE to any address.  63578.���������Freeman -Payzant, Lock-  port, N. S., Solderlesscane,  Some of the most ^valuable as  well as important inventions have  been patented to women, among  which may be numbered the first  cook stove, a permutation lock having 3,000 different combinations, a  machine for making screws (invented by a little girl) which revolutionized that industry, and the valuable burden of process of making  horse-shoes, which resulted in a  saving over the old process of  many millions .of dollars per year.  The first patent to a woman was  granted in 1808, and since then  the nvmber has increased to many  , thousands.  These facts are interesting, not  only because indicating the rapid  and almost marvellous growth of  womon's intellect, but also from  the fact that the inventive genius  of woman invades fields, in which  one would scarcely, credit her with  any interest much less knowledge.  We would not be surprised that a  hat-pin, corset, glove-fastener, etc.,  should be invented by women, but  when we learn that such inventions  as telescopes, making marble from  iime-stone and dams and reservoirs  are evolved, people begin to be interested.  In Canada, also, women are becoming interested in inventions as  is evidenced by the large number  of women applicants seeking patents through Marion & Marion,  of Montreal.  Cumberland Hotel Arrivals.  A. Suckling, Creed Slater Co., Vancouver.  J. Hemsworth, Victoria.  M. R. Turner, Vancouver.  H. Reifle, Nanaimo.  Fred Hall, Victoria.  J. P. Malkin, Vancouver.  FOR SALE OR FOR   RENT^  The house lately occupied by .MrJ  Chas. Lowe. For terms, apply tcJj  J. L. Roe, Cumberland.    -  GOTO,-"-' ||_  CAftEY  the  ���������** **-      i  Tai-Of  For     Your     Next  Suit of Clothes.  GOOD FIT  ���������  *     *  . -^AND ���������'.  PRICES  RIGHT -1  ���������  CALL AND SEE.  Having, purchased  the large and well-assorted stock of Mr. A.  W. Renhson, J am prepared *to do business 3  , with the ipeople of Co-, .  mox, District.  You will find   in   my  stock everything  found  in a First Class  Groce- l  ry   Store? '"' also a goody  jjj'   line of, Grockery, Tin-  ware ��������� Agateware",   and ���������  " Hardware: v-   Flour* and  ,  Feed alw;ays   on hand.'  .Inspection invited  and a, fair share of your  patronage solicited.  I Remain, .  Yours Faithfully,?, '  F: J. XiKIGBIT-QV.  Comox Sept, 15th.   . '  e@gg_Sg_^_SS������SgS������gggggg@f^  ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,  CORRESPONDENCE.  nrifc*!  4  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQj  Editor Cumberland News: -.  I have had the pleasure of seeing^  a copy of the resolutions   passed at!  the miners' meeting, in your town,,  on the 17th inst.    A set of resoliw  tionp,  which   stamps   every   mail ,  who acquiesced or voted,   aye,   on*|  the      same,   I   say,      stamp s-1  him as a liar.    Take for   instance,. ?J  the one  which   reads   as   follows 5 if  Whereas, owing to the scarcity   ot\\  white labor, the former   resolution*!? *  to exclude   Chinese   be   rescindedi"  and be it resolved, we take them inj'j  again; - I have mislaid   the   copy,!  bnt it,reads as  above.    How ..wilH  that look to their brethernat .WeKyj  lington, Extension and Alexandria^ *���������  who are out of employment?   :  If that? band ' of men will(,  consent.to have their photo taken,/  I guarantee to sell a hundred of  them, so that when we ship th-i  Chinese back to the land they carpi?|  from, we can include the Unioi\  miners. There are large coal de-rj  posits in China, and then we can( |  send them along to work with their-  equals, by their own admission,viiJ  the Heathen Chinese. . miner. {  Wellington, Sept.,'25th, 1899'.  We hav������ placed a splendid stock| (J  of Boots arid Shoes in ournew store,  and it will pay intending purchas-/ v  ers to buy here. \'{.  Stevenson & Co.  Mr Alex.  Graham is back froij  Texada,  where? he has been work*.^  ing for some time, and is  workinp (  at the  Cumberland.    It s^ems likej'  old times to.ase Alex back again.  <j

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