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 ii'v -7 J I  T-  ~-J?  TENTH   YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.   TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1904.  The Big Store  1  f  Would draw the Public's attention to our  Grocery   Department  ' ^  We carry only the highest grades and sell at the lowest possible cost. A trial order will convince you that what we  say is so.  PRICE MAKES TRADE AND QUALITY HOLDS IT.  Special attention will be paid to this department under  the new management and we trust that merit and straight  forward dealing will secure the continuation of your patronage and secure us many new customers.  ������. .Iwfeer A Co,  LIMITED  \  Dunsmuir Ave.  Cumberland.  Nichoiles & Renoiif, Ld.  61 YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, B. C.  JuBt received large shipment of  6^%  IROIT   A.Q-E  Wk^  *  CULTIVATOUS,  SEED. DRTLLS,   WHEEL HOES, Etc.  VKAY LA.TK8T IlfPROSIMKKI^.  Call and see theui or write for catalogoes and-pHota.  .   ,k.   s.  Telephone 82.  Sole Agenta for B.C.  PO. Drawer 568  Did you ever .stop to think  <��������� Weilerw  STANDS FOR ALL THAT IS  GOOD AND RKLIABLE IN THE  Furniture : Trade.  pOE OVER 40 YEARS io the one line ol bxulnea*  -*-" of Furnishing Homes, and our continual growth  proves our methods of oonduotlng this bnilnew are  correot.  LARGE ILLUSTRATED OATALOOUE  Mailed Free Writs for it at onoe.  WEILER BROS.,     Victoria, B.C.  COMPLETE FURNI8HER8.  CUMBERLAND  Meat Market  Choicest Meats  Suppllod at Lowest Market Prloos  Vegetables  A Great Variety will always be  in stock i  ilio a supply of  Fresh Fish  will bit on oaiii tiv-uy Wcdus-Ml**^  Yoor patronage Is cordially invited, and  all order* will bo promptly delivered,  J.McPhee&Son  \  MtOPftMTORS.  HOSPITAL    MEETING. ' ���������  The Board met at 7.30 Tuesday  evening Present���������Pres'd. Abrams,  directors, J. Roe. G. Steveni*,,L. A.  Mounce,, W. B, Anderson, Dr. Gillespie and secretary Hall. Minutes  readand adopted;  Accounts���������S, Leiser & Co., groceries, $81'. 60; J. McPhee, meat and  butter, $33.89; S. Piercy, milk,  $3.60; Indian, fish, $2; Salaries,  $110; Water, $5; Laundry, $3.  Deferred (business.  T. Edwards account of $79,65  was taken up, and the committee  reporting that they were unable to  get any reduction of same, the item  was passed.  Resolution was passed by which  all serving on the Board in future  would have the $1 membership fee  refunded if desired.  Mr Stevens reported that Constable Thompson had spoken to  him about the drain froui the Hospital let ding into the Government  .lot.' /  The Board was not aware that  this had been done, and a resolution was passed ordering the drain  to be carried to the natural water  course up to the limits of the Hospital lot, and that the Government  Agent be notified that this was done,  and requesting him to take steps to  have the drainage carried away  through the Government lot.  The annual meeting was then  formally opened, but owing to the  lateness of the hour, 9.15, it was  thought best to adjourn it until  next Wednesday evening.  NOTICE.  I bog to inform tho public, that  on and after January 1st, 1904, my  business will be strictly oash, by so  doing I oan give my Patrons better  satisfaction.  T. H. CAREY, Taii.o������.  WANTED, Janitor for the Cumberland Public feiohool. Por Particulars, apply to Tiros. H Carry,  eooretary.  COUNCIL  MEETING.  Counoil met-Monday,, evening,  present,  the Mayor, Aids. Bate, Grunt, McFadyen,  .VVUlardand.^-taialsfcj/  v    Minutes read and adopted,-  AccountB���������Electric Light Co., $37,05;  Segrave & Giant, 300 tax notices, $5,���������Referred to finance Committee.   '  Reports ��������� Clerk reported receipt, ol  School cheque, $1105.85.  Mr Banks report for Maroh stated scavenger collections, $69 50; ucale feus, $3.25;  ball rent, $7.50���������total, $80.25. Also reported tbat drains from Messrs Riggs and  Clinton's properties were in bad repair.  After diaoussion this matter was referred to  Board of Works.  Re Syron���������-Clerk instructed to write Mr  Dunsmuir in this oonneotion.  Moved Aid. Bate, seconded Aid. Grant,  that tho City Hall be scrubbed out.  Carried  Aid. Daniels stated that Mr Stevens desired an order from the Counoil before mov>  ing hydrants,  The Alderman being ohalrman of Board  of Works was Instructed to proceed with  the work.  Extension of City Limits.���������After dltoui.  aion, it was decided to appoint a oommittee  6f three-Aids. Wiilard, Orant and Bate,  to submit a plan of propoaod change to the  ) Colliory Co., for rlnal adjustment.  By motion of the Board, Mayor Bhoit  called a public meeting for Monday, 18th,  for tbe purpose of arranging for Viotoria  Day Celebration,  Council adjourned,  LAND   NOTICE,  TAKtfi NOTICE tbat sixty days after  date, I intend to make applieation to the  Chief Commissioners of Lands and Works,  to purchase a small island containing about  Ten (10) aores, and lying iboat \ mile  north-westerly from Ramsey Island, and  iMimuiiu II***.**}' Island ti������d VnrohUnn  luhttd  Dated this fitfa day of June, 1003.  V, W. HOWAY.  Local and Personal  Simon Leiser & Co for bargain  in fishing rod and tackle.  Mrs Sago of Nanaimo is visiting  her daughter, Mrs Ed. Walker.  Brown Leghorn's Eggs, 1st. Prize  winners, 7octs a setting. S. P.  Dobson. Courtenay.  A fine map of the Dominion has  been presented to the Public School  for which the teachers wish to  thank the donors,  Mrs M. Magnone, and family,  came over from Vancouver on a  visit to Mr Magnone. They will  stay a fortnight.  Two Chinese were instantly killed by a fall of rock in No. 4 mine  Saturday morning. They were  buried Sunday.  Have you tried the pickled black  Cod from Mr McPhee's? The most  delicibus fish of all for breakfast.  Mrs John Thompson was taken  seriously ill with pneumonia last  Friday. Sunday, it was thought  best to remove her to the hospital.  Mr J P. Wat������on left last week to  visit Mrs Watson, in New Westminster. It is hoped Bhe will soon  be well enough to return home.  Large assortment of garden tools  an4 all the new seeds at the Big  Store.  Str. Missouri is due on 12th, and  Stanley Dollar on 13th, at Union  Wharf, to load bunker coal for St.  Mich .els. Barque Richd. 3rd, in  low of '-Escort," loaded Sunday for  Skagway.  Easter attractions in  alFdepart-"  ments, at the Big Store.  Me-jsra Bonnet and Simpson returned home on Saturday from Van  oou ver by the Transfer. Tlie schools  opened this week after the Easter  vacation. Miss Bate will have  charge of Miss  Peacey's division.  M r Bate, the second teacher, is  still in Vancouver, Mrs Bate being  very iJl. A child, lately born to  them, lived but a few days, and the  mother is in very ill health.  ���������   Honest Value for every dollar is  what you get atthe Corner Store.  A farewell dance will be given to  Mias Peacey by Mrs J. Matthews on  Thursday evening at the City Hall.  A number of that young lady's  friend* have been invited to bid  her farewell.  Books in volumes, paper covers,  torn covers, (decollete) fairy tales,  booke of conundrums, dime novels  and books indescribable attended  the -'book" ball on Thursday evening last at Comox, a large Cumberland contingent also being present.  Refreshments weto served by the  ladies, and dancing was kept up  until a late hour,  *^5<j^ctj^a  NET  GASH STORE.  SPRING STOCK  ���������OF-  HOUSE, BARN & ROOF PAINTS  C TAINS, Variiishef, Paint Oil, Red and  White Lead, Ochres, Enamels, Silver  Frosting and Alabastine have arrived.  TRY OUR  pUTZ- CREAM or EVERHRIGHT for  Polishing Silves, Nickel, and Brass.  SPECIAL   PRICES  For Mixed Paints in Quantities  T. E. BATE,  DUNSMUIR AVE.  Cumberland  Mr Archie Dick is in town, attending the Chinese Inquest.  Mr and Mrs McCann of Comox  had a funeral of their infant child,  still-born, yesterday,  A Chinaman was brought out of  No. 4 mine on Saturday with a dislocated hip, the work oif a runaway  car. Dr Staples set the member in  short order at the Hospital.  The funeral of the late Dario  ,ZanoJl_Lwho__died by his own hajid  on Tuesday last, took place on  Sunday afternoon from Mr Edwards' undertaking establishment  The jury which was impannelled-  to enquire into the cause of death  brought in a verdict of suicide committed while in a state of temporary insanity.  Another of the old pioneers of  Comox, Mr Jus. Stuart, crossed the  great divide on Tuesday laBt at his  brother's home. The deceased had  been uiling for a long time. He  leaves a number of relatives, among  whom are hia brother and new hew,  Messrs D. and Hugh Stuart. Mrs  J. Fraser, Mrs Hooper, Mrs J. W.  McKenzie of Courtney, and Mrs G.  McDonald of the Elk Hotel.  The funeral took place on Thursday, and was largely utttnded. The  late Mr Stuart was highly esteemed  by all who knew him.  TENDERS.  Will be received by the undersigned for certain carpenter workin the  the City. Tenders will be received  up to the 23rd iuft. Lowest or  any tender not necessarily accepted. For particulars apply to Hugh  Mxtchbll.  NAPIER  &   PARTRIDGE  ������������������DKALKR8  IN���������  Flour and Feed, Groceries and Dry   Goods, Boots, Shoes, Etc.-  *  ��������� ��������� e ���������  Seed - Potatoes*  Early Robe,   Beauty op Hebron,   Burbankb,   Flowerbalm,  All Choice,   Hand Picked,   Selected Stook,  The Sylvester Feed Co., ��������� 413  81*89 YATE8 8TREET. Victoria.  WE wish to draw your particular attention to our  GROCERY DEPARTMENT  Wln-iu r.ku  ;^r   t.1'*">"-  ���������^������- T n������"-9'  foinoHtfint with Mm t'iutility  of the Cioudn.  Best American Hams,  STRICTLY niESII EGOP,  2oc. per lb.  9S������v l-vtt Do/,.  A Car Shipment of  Five Roses Hungarian Flour  Daily Expected.  Napier & Partridge,  Dunsmuir Ave. -���������������(-*������������������ ������������������a.'irrt'Mt*  "*M->-*ntUMrMB-H>M  pmcg-c-^.atitnt'M-ifm r i-a-sfraxaM  jm-* *AWMre?������������-.'iiw-unttMaG)*n  ���������-*;!  S\Lk  By D. H.  TALMADGE  ...Copyright, 1903, by T. C. JlcClure..  Ike before tbe tree   -IM-, A  My friend the postmaster aud gen-  oral storekeeper of Harleyville was sit-  " this on tbe front porch of his establishment lazily 1>lifting small clouds of  blue .smoke into the air und blinking  comfortably at his slippered feet,  which -were resting against a post on  a level with his face. I spoke lo him,  aud the feet slipped down with a thud.  "Howdy," ho said. "Some warmish,  ain't it?"  I nodded, wiping from my face the  perspiration engendered by an ill advised walk of two miles over a road  unshaded from a merciless July sun.  The family at the farmhouse where,  from motives of economy, I was spending my vacation had gone to a funeral,  aud I had wearied of rny own company. Wherefore, the afternoon being  too hot for fishing, I had come to Harleyville to seek companionship.  "I'd have went to Ike's funeral my-  tself," said the storekeeper when I had  explained thus to his understanding,  "only the rest of the folks wanted to  go, and I didn't like to close up the  place on account of the postofnee. I  was down to Ike's when the great  damp breath blew his lamp out I set  up with him two or three nights along  at the last."  "He was a close friend of yours?"  I asked.  "Well," sighing explosively, "there  ain't much doubt he was considerable  close, and we was always friends, him  and me. I bad a feeling of sympathy  for him' during the last years of his  life, too���������sort of an admiration for  him, because he took his medicine like  a man. 'Tain't every male human that  does."  "Then he had long been an invalid?"  "No; that ain't the Idea. He wasn't  sick "a great while. The story dates  back nigh on.to twenty years, when  him and Ezra Briggs was rivals for the  hand of Martha Telford. 'Twas nip  and tuck between 'em, but Ezra finally  _���������W.QnLtb.e_ni a tch tks_-gaa _f ool _enough  to get mad about It, and when his pa  v died, leaving among his other effects a  ., mortgage on the old Briggs place where  Ezra was living, his parents both being  defunct, he foreclosed the thing and  made a regular dickens of a bad moss.  Ezra could have paid if he'd had another six months, but Ike wouldn't  wait. That was the beginning of a  mighty hard time for Ezra. Nothing  lie touched after that seemed to prosper. Him and Martha���������tbere wasn't no  children���������come at last to live In a house  not much better than a shanty down by  the mill yonder, and the woman's love,  so my wife and daughter say, sort of  took sick and died. I've heard tell there  ain't much female love that's proof  against poverty long drawn out, and  heaps of what passes for real honest  affection leaks away through the worn-  out places In woman's clothes.  "It's my opinion that Martha wasn't  a reul comfortable person to live with  during the last two or three years of  Ezra's life. I've got a suspicion, more  or loss founded on fact, that she was  sourer than the dregs of vinegar and  that hor patience sort of shot off like a  (Catling gun onco It had bu'sled. Ezra  took sick finally with somebody or other's disease of something or other thnt  the doctors said was Incurable, und he  didn't keep up after that, Just poked  around and groaned till tlio trouble  knocked him down Into bed.  "Ho kept his own counsel pretty  much, but I've got a notion ho was  nursing a feeling of blttcrnesi* (-.gainst  Ike most of Iho time then. I sulci to  myself 'twould he u bleswlng If the old  -dentil nngol would only (lop down and  ���������carry him oft' before he done anything  thnt would shock the community.  "Hut I wns worrying unduly. However much ho may havo been figuring  on revenge, there wasn't no bloody violence mixed Into his figuring, Me did  Rive tho community Kort of a shock,  though, such as 'twas. MoRt of iih  couldn't understand then why he done  as ho did, but it U aa clear ns molansos  to me uow.  "Tho river yonder flvo yearn ago  lost March got on a ripping tear owing  to a sudden thaw, and among othor  things it done It swooped down across  Ike's bnrnynrd and carried off a lot of  live stock and things, Including Ike  hlmj"*������lf, rrl*e vns ('���������-'Ing to vwnv n  vnlunhle rnm ho'd nnld n big prlco for  at the Htnto folr.  "He wont along with tbe flood and  never stopped till ho ���������tuck In the  branched of a small tres about seventy  or cljjhtj- foot from (-her* war where  Ezra's house stood, And ns ehnnoe  would havo It Earn heard him yelping  , for help and dragged himself out of  tho bouse, whoro he was staying alone  with Ills disease while Martha washed  d Juliet- up to the bote! over at Hot torn  village.  "Now, 'twnnld hnvi������ b*������r>n nn more  than natural for a mun In Ezra's no  altlon to hnve done nothing but gloat  ovor the altuntlon. Hut Ezra didn't  do nothing of the kind, lie hustled  ���������round as fast at his disease would  lot him  to save  come unrooted.  "He got a lo*ng rope and tried to  throw one end of it to Ike, but it fell  about fire foot short every lime, so he  waded out into tho water, though the  doctor had told him 'twould kill him  to get his foot wet. When Ike had  tiod one end of the rope to himself  F.y.rtx tied tho other ond to a fence post  and the current done the rest.  "That wotting of his feet, nnd logs  waa the beginning of Ezra's finish.  That night ho had a chill, and his disease simply got rampageous. The doe-  'or said 'twas -boor-loss tbp minute ho  soon him and give lum a week to livo,  If he didn't drop off in tlie meantime.  And Ike���������well, ike come around penitent and humble as anything the Old  Testament ever produced, saying Ezra  saved his life, for he couldn't swim a  stroke, and asking if there wasn't anything lie could do to make amends to  him. There wasn't, of course. The time  had gone by foi* that. But ike hung  around the place clothed in figurative  sackcloth and ashes most of the time  till Ezra passed along to the next  world eight days later."  It seemed to me rather a pretty story  of  the  greater-Iove-hath-ap-man-than-  tnts sort and neap-coals-of-fire-upon-hls-  head sort, and I said as much to the  storekeeper.  "Shucks! That wasn't Ezra's revenge  at all, though I thought it was till I  learned different. Ezra was simply  saving Ike for the torture'; that was  all. Two days before he died he sent  for me, and he says, with a shivery  chuckle, when he'd sent the others out  of the room: 'Old friend, I've got to teJI  somebody this, and I've chose on you.  It'll be easier dying if I know that  somebody alive knows how I got even  with that cuss. I've forgive him and  all that; but, sny,' and he drew me  down closer to him, 'I've made him and  Martha promise solemnly, with their  hands touching mine, that they'll get  married as soon as decent, and, oh,  glory, won't she just knock the plaster  off of him!' He was chuckling hard  when I left him, and I reckon he died  chuckling. My wife said he looked real  peaceful and contented and satisfied  and sort of natural in his coffin."  "And Ike?" I asked after a short interval, during which the storekeeper's  gaze rested upon a distant hilltop where  white stones gleamed.In the sunshine.  ���������Once-more-he-siighedrmore-softly-this  time. "Poor Ike!" he murmured. "I  never see a man who seemed so glad to  die as him."  We Convince aceptics.  THE QUALITY OF GENIUS.  GoEds, Catarrh?  and  Catarrhal  Headache    Relieved  Fvlanistes  Agrsew's  and  Ciapsd  Catarrhal  En    10  by   Or.  Powder.  one of a thousand such testi-  Itcv. A. D. ll-a.-yey. oi HufUilo, .  "1 wish ul! 'f I now wind a  ]>r Atrnew's Ciu-.n-'u-l l-'o\uier  case ol Catarrh: 1 vu.-s troubled  with i liis'iiisouso tot' years. 'out the first  ijiii-.- 1 used this ri'.-iii-tl'- it mm- niost rio-  In-hiful relief. I iura re.-i.-wii uiy.seh' eii-'  LirelV!t:uivd."    Sold by all druggists.   22  Here"  monk's  says :  lll.SSi.l!  in  in   a  a.'.  Poetry nnd Science.  Poetry has perhaps no place in the  exact sciences, partly because exactness is incompatible with poetic license,  partly because of the unalterable tendency of tho poet to get things wrong.  A. curious example of this was noticed  in a lecture at the Camera club by Mr.  Duncan on cuttlefishes. The modern  cuttlefish is a descendant of the fossil  belemnite, but the only descendant of  the coeval ammonite is the paper nautilus. Better known is tlio Portuguese  man-of-war, with which the paper nautilus is sometimes confused and which  is really allied with the belemnite  group, because, while Its shell appears  external, it is uot really so. The poets  Pope, Byron nnd James Montgomery  all easily fell into the error, and Tope's  well knowu lines in the "Essay on  Man"--  Learn of the little nautilus to sail,  Spread the thin oar und catch the driving;  gale-  embody ft wrong description of this  very interesting survival, Pope believed, with many other people, that tho little nautilus comes to the surface keel  downward and spreads some fleshy  oval and ciliary expansions lu the form  of two sails and sis Utile onrs, But it  does nothing of the kind, Tho two little oval expansion!'--the nulla���������nro never raised at all, but always tightly  clasp tho shell. They form, In fact,  piirt *.t the shell. Moreover, the nautilus comes to the purfaeo upside down,  If we may bo express Its position.���������  London Post.  Anthori'ics iiiiM- us i''-'i;.")kn'!-i'il  iii what Wi.1 an\ <-o!i'en<iiuj',- between  \v\t-.\i. uv think, what. \-.v read, and  v. rial   we  i--.it.  Trnlit Picture--,  A quaint hut not unpniollenl dovke  for enabling passenger* who havo  alighted from u railway carriage lo  find their coiupnrt incut again Is that  which has been tried on a French railway. It Im a H.Vf-tein of pictures, On  Ihe window of Ihe end enmpnrtmnnt of  fitch mprliisre Is n different pleluro���������n  windmill or u soldier or a Iioikc, This  mnlew- recognition eimy. It Is dlllicult  In England and on the ecmtlnent to  find tho right eiirrmge after leaving It,  The pictures In Km wo serve much Ut*  "���������(.Jul      )l\t.)>U-'      M   >     l_.i-     i,,H..i .)     w.������    .'l,.,t,i  Iran parlor ear*".  to  fntUgjcstion, that menac  hwmstB    happsr.osc,  . hii,,^ m -its  nssaultB. und' l-o respecter of w-rsmis,  has niC-i. its eonuu<u*'oi- in Mouih A.i.it;-  ciin N'crviiif. This yreiti stomach aud  nerve remedy st imulates rthresUon. tones  (lie nt-fvi's. aids-ciiculat ion, drives out  hnpui-iiio'!. dispels'cinacintion. and hrinus  hack tlio jylow of nci-.vet health. Crres  hundreds ot "chronics" that have bailh-'ri  physicians.��������� (iH  'lrla���������1 don't think Mr. Smart he-  lie vi*." my handkerchiefs , are linen.  Hiiy���������Why not? Ida���������I told biin  that 1 had my pin money wrapped in  my���������'��������� handkerchief and lost it. He said  there was"a. great deal of motley lost  in cotton these days.  Help the Overworked Heart.  --Is the great enffine v-nic-h pumps life  through your system hard pressed, over~  taxed groaning under its load heeause  disease has clogged it ? Dr. \_jie\v's  Cure for the Heart is nature's, lui-ffcator  and cleanser, and daily demon!-' rites to,  heat sufferers that it is the safest, surest and most speedy remedy that medical  science- knows.���������07  ,.Jf,  word  is    tlie   most    unsatisfactory  in the English lunguaar  Fii-st' comes the doctor,  lawyer, then the- undertake--,  lawyer again.  then  the  then tlie  A Cry for Ketp.--..\ rain in tho bad*  Is a cry of iho,���������kidneys for help. South  American Kidne.y Cure is tlie oo'.y cure  that hasn't a failure writ ten -muirisL ii  in cases of Llright's diseiise. diabetes, in-  flamntation of the bladder, uravei nnd.  other kidney ailments. Don't neglect  the apparently insignificant "si<vn,s."  Tin's powerful liquid specific prevents- and"  cures.���������70  There has  just died  at .Ihillycarry.  County Antrim; Mrs. Ann Fenny, H?  years oWT.~ Her mother tTTen alTTEe  same u.ge, and a-brother, who is still  living, is a centenai-inn.  Hinar_'s Liniment Cores Diphtheria.  A   fancied  Wrong-  hati the real thin->-  is harder lo bear  The vainer wo are the more do  object to  tlie peacock's traits.  we  Noth'ihfr hurts a small "man  as to have people ignore his  as much  lineal s.  Opinions  dark.  are good  things  *o    keep  tad's Liniment Cares Colds, et&  "You  hold   my  he lold the girl.  hold  it yourself ?  And    she    wusn:t  couldn't do if easily.  future  ha\i|iine8S,"  "Why don't von  " she asked coyly.  so heavy   *,hut he  Ita Practical Absorption ot a. Man.'**  Best Facultiea.  To be a great lawyer is iiicoinpatible  with being a great poet. Nevertheless,  Shakespeare was fond of showing his  little legal knowledge, and Bacon has  written some verse. There have been  writers of eminence, like Walter Scott  and Thackeray, who'were'lawyers by  profession, but they must have* made  law quite subordinate to literature, although some of them, like Walter  Scott, have got money by following the  law. Hoffman, the author of "The Pot  of Gold" aud other imaginative stories,  wns a man of genius, who was also :i  judge or a magistrate. I think, however, that his legal duties sat lightly on  him. His connection with the law  seems somewhat similar to that of  Walter Scott. It was neither absorbing nor permanent Politicians turn  to'literature. Literary men, like Chateaubriand and Lamartine, have held  high places' as politicians, but they  never were real statesmen, and 1  should not call them men of great  genius. A man of action may bo great  in more fields of action than one.  Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte  were statesmen and generals, but they  were not and could not be poets,  though Julius Cfesar was a writer.  Among the ancient Greeks and later  Spaniards and Portuguese we find  poets-'who were soldiers aud even generals, They, however, were not wholly  military. Only a part, and sometime*?  a small part, of their lives was spent  in service. Horace's experience of war  was very short, aud, although he was  a military tribune, he was not n distinguished soldier. A man, may be  excellent in more ways than one, but  he cannot be a man of genius in two  different ways. A few instances, such  es that of Sheridan, might be given  which seem to be exceptions to the  rule. 1 doubt whether they are so.  The same inclination made Sheridan  an orator and a writer of comedy.���������  Notes apd Queries.  AGAIN  THIS  DANGEROUS EPIDEMIC HA?  MADE ANOTHER APPEARANCE.  STEPS THAT BETRAY.  Steps that are quick are Indicative of  energy and agitation. _     >  Tiptoe w'alkiug betrays surprise, curiosity, discretion or mystery.  Turned in toes are often found with  _pceo.ceupied,_ab&ent������miaded_pers,o*is,__^  The miser's walk is represented as  stooping, noiseless, with short, nervous, anxious steps. .'':','���������',  The proud step is slow and measured.  ��������� The toes are conspicuously turned out,  the legs straightened.  Slow steps, whether long or short,  suggest a gentle or reflectiye state ot  mind, as the case may be.  The direction of the steps wavering  und following every changing Impulse  of the mind inevitably betrays uncertainty, hesitation and indecision.  Obstinate people who in argument  roly more on muscularity than on intellectual power rest the-feet flatly nnd  firmly on the ground, walking heavily  mid slowly, aud stand with the legs  #nily plauted far apart.  A Suggestion as to How to Gt\ar<l Ag-atiut  tho Trouble aud Itn Fflrulolous Altur  Efleots.  ��������� Kvyry \v-i:;ter iniluenza. or as it is  more generally known, the c.i-rifi,  snakes its appearance in Canada.  Every few' years it spreads and as-  snnn-s alarmine; proportions. From  all appearances this is one of tlio  years in which it will seize .ipon a  great nuinlie*-- of victims,.'for every  day new eases are reported. Ah ill  sennet and .typhoid fever, the alter  efi-ris of grip are often worse than  the disease itself. The sufferer is left  with a. debilitated system, short of  breath upon the slightest exertion,  subject to headache aud heart palpitation, a'l'ected by every change ia  the weather, and in a nh.ysieal-condition to invite the attack of more  serious diseases, such as mieuinonia  and consumption.  A 't-imely .suggestion as to how,"lo  enable the system to resist the inroads and its lifter effects, is given  by Mrs. Kmimi Doucett, St. ivilalie,  Que., who says :���������"T. had an attack  of the jrrip which left me a suiTercr  from headache, pains in the stomach  and general weakness. \ used several  medicines but found nothing to ��������� help '  nie until I began to take Or Williams' Pink Pills. When 1 began to  take these pills'1 was very inuch"run  down and very weak, but' they soon  began to help me. and after using  them ;a few weeks 1 was not only as  well' as ever but had gained ir. flesh  as well. I. can hardly toll you chow  pleased f am with Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills, for i was feeling very hope/-ess ���������  when I. began their use."  ' These pills cure by making new,  rich, red blood, thus strengthening  every part of..,the body and enabling  it to throw oft' disease. You can itl-  ., ways avoid imitations by seeing Unit  -the'l'ull name. "Ur. Williams' Pink  'Pills io? Pale People," is i*i*izilc'il-'on  the wrapper around every box. Sold  by all medicine dealers or sent postpaid at 50 cents a box or six for  32.50 by "writing the Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co.. Brockville, Ont-   j  Don't think that-bo-cause. a man's  -w-ni-rt'���������is_as_-gojod_as,Jus ooml, >;. that!  his bond is worth anything. . . =.  Win- will you ������llow a eoiieii id h-cer-  nt.i' your ihroiil. or Iuiikh inul run tlio  whon, hy the tinn.'ly 11 no of nickhv'.s Ai;ti-  rl,-,A of lllllnic 11 coiisuiuptjve'.s i:thvo.  Conmnn-itlve Syrup, tho pain cun lto nl-  liiyeil iiinl I he (lunger avoided. 'Phis Sy-  run is plnaMiini to thu tiiNt.o, and uiimiii--  punsed for- relic'vlncr, houlhur un,i curiiu,'  nil ulTertiotiH of the throat anil lur.-.-'i'  foiurbs, ciilils.  hroiu'hiliH, etc, etc.  Physician���������Yrnir trouble 1 ii-s m the  larynx, thorax mid epiglottis, lloo-  lilian���������Indnde ? and me afther thluk-  Jn' J. li * trouble wns in mo throat.  I Do you catoh cold easily ?  Does tho cold hang on I  Try  Shiloh's  Comsussaption  Cure -Kir*  It euros tho most ntubborn kind  of coughs nnd colds.    If it  doesn't euro you, your money  will bo refunded.  Prlcon: S, C, Wells ft Co, 303  ZSo. SOo, f 1   LcRoy, N. Y��������� Toronto, Can.  Box Ofllco SuperMlltlon,  A newspaper mail was tho second-In  line at the box otlice of one of the popular theaters on the opening night. The  first man asked for four seats, and  when ho started fo pay for them the  man In the box ollice said:  "Oh, that's nil right. There** no  charge at ull for those seats."  Tho man looked surprised, thankod  the ticket manipulator and went on.  Then the newspaper uuui had his turn,  and he said:  "i'leusi sutlsfy Impertinent curiosity  and toll mo why you wouldu't take  fliat man's money,"  "Well," said tho treasurer, "I expect  you didn't notice that that ranu was  cross eyed. If I had sold him the llrst  tickets we wouldn't havo had a bit of  luck through the whole engasemcut."  It is easy to put on a bold  ii you have good backing. ���������  front  SIGNALvS OF DANGER���������Have you lost  your -.il'pet'te ���������? Havo you a coutoil  toiiK'Uo"' Havo you nn unpleasant Unto  in the mouth '.' Does your houd te-.lie ami  is out 01 ordur anil you need nu'dicine.  have you dizziness ".' If ho, your stomach  is out of order anil you need na-Jic'iiw.  Hut vou do uot like medicine.- Me that  j)refers sickness to medicine must suffer,  but under the i.'iivuiiisUincr's the wlso  nam would procure a hox of Parmelon'a  Voeretable Pills und speedily i-et hiniwlf  in  health  und  strive to keep __o.  Some .people would be ������������������ improved if  they had the holiday heart all the  year round.  m4UfnM*^m^i #������^.,m������<������������.,.y .y  BAR  FIXTURES  POOL TABLES.  flii'   llri'ii������������l l   HhI'ii'  ((lUfiultr  ('������.  J. D. CLARK, Agcnl, Winnipeg.  AN I0NI1 TO IUIV10US I1I0.VDACI1K,-  Hiliousne.su. which is i-uuwed by exi-ivsivi1  bile in the stomach, hns a tiuo-kud  ('(left upon tin* nerves, und often iniini-  fi'sis itMolf by severe headache, 'i'l in is  the most (listreHwIiiir headache c\w cun  hnve. There are, heuilucheN from n.ld,  from fever, and ���������from other i-e.uses, bill,  the most cvcniciiUiiitf of nil in Um Inl-  lous hKoiduchc, Piirin'elee'H Veu'i'lrli'le  I'illx will eure it���������-cure it almost imnn-il-  iaielv, ll will disuniH'iir nn 1so.n1 n.-s ihe  Pills oneni((> There Im nothliur sin-ei- (11  the  1 rent menl.   of  blliou**  hendnehe,  fJeoloj-Jisis speuk of thnt fraction of  he rainfall which reaches the nihi  throiiffh streams n.>- the 'riiii-iiiy."  Tho run-off in Connecticut is half Iho  rainfall, while in the Mimslssippi Im-  ain it i������ but onofoiirth.  Sunlight  Soap   will not injure  your blankets or harden them. It  will make them soft, whit-i and  fleecy. m  Tom-if th* Fntarc* Grfnt.  The AiiHtrnllnn federation seems likely to Kef tie upon Ttinuit ns the permit-  .   . ,      ... 1     t*   *) ^ ..im.  But It Is 11 condition thnt the town  must chniiffo its name, Ottnwn, the  enpltnl of Ciuindn, wai originally iinm-  ed ly-fnwn. '���������'��������������� Tntout Is much wor������������  frrap������th*f.  "Mr. Uauzo," uskt-d tho llttlo _Ui,  "don't you bate to hart to so away  down to ono ot thoso low notes'/"  "Not at all, Kitty," replied tbo ami-  Bent Tocallit "What put that In your  head?"  "Why, you alwayt look if If It hurt."  ���������Obloaw Trtbuoi.        - -  newspapers W Old Country  nnd MAOAZIKES, PERIODICALS, BOOKR. eto.,  i1ltn-iirlM.il  tn  Mi1->orr>ber������!   hv   first   mails   hv  WM. DAW80K ft 90������a, Mmttod, Cannon  House, Hruam'* BuildinRi, London, Enqlund.  The lnrgeu Subscription Agency in th* world.  Send for cur lift, Free on application, l^t.  1909,   IVonipt nnd reliable.  Wnt-p'a Method ������t Attaok.  Bolt In his "Nn I tint list In Mwtnigan"  draws utlentlon io the methods of ut-  tuek used by different speelen of wftntw.  One nceiifltomed tu anlmuls nnd not to  men takes euro to crawl down tho out-  Htnridlnjr hit lit* to the akin before In-  nerllim Hh Htlnj,', while others which  livo In tho midst of human dwelling*  tly Rtijili-ht at a nian'u face. The first  Hpecloi*. true to Inherited Instinct, when  It nttiK-kii unfamiliar human beliitfR attaches itself to (heir hair or their  heardH.  Hut there tuihU have been a  time when the Hcccmd species dlscov-1 ".U" \r     \      "Vt, ">'-.  Y ~~  ered that tho face wns the vnlnornhlo' P������������8. XOUinOW tnat. inCbeSt  pan, and tue discovury wag tiio um-,, lumily luAiilivc you MM\ luy.  They keep the bowels regular,  Good Pilk  Ayer's Pills are good liver  tvmt* oi ihe iiilni.', 01 br.i.u.  Saw IU- PrJnfuh.  "Oh. oh," exelalnuMl Mrs. NnffJts,  "I'vo bitten off the end of my tonpue!"  W'.-'i. 1 ci.-u;u������iij������ u-������.-������ mii 1 j i-i u������j--  ������elf," rejoined the heartlena Nngca.  "Hi-rcafier there will bt> no end to  your tongue,"  cure constipation,    C&-M&  ��������� >lll<M������M  Want your moustache or beard  afccMUratbttwaoreldibteck? Use  BUCKINGHAM'S DYE  22__JQ_t  eMM9*.ntmy.*  ���������mpffMRfmwmi  PAGE FENCES Wear Best  up ths stowwro  THI PAOI WlfSI FINCI 00, UMITID  WaJkatfUI***!*  ���������a. st* w.m  wmnoft mm 5*  THE  CUMBERLAND NEWS  Issued Every Tuesday.  W.B.ANDERSON,      -     -   .  -   ' ' RDITOR  The ooiumus of The News are o|*s to all  who wiBh to oxprusi therein views o ma ���������  *ters of public int������rt*.t.  While wb do u<������t hold ..uraeivea re insi  ble for the utterances ofcorreayoiideiw, **���������������  ceaerve tho r ght of decliniug to iuser  oinmunioatiom* uunt-ceBS-rily *j<*r~-jual.  TUESDAY, APRIL 12  1904  Telegraphic News  On board steamer Haimun, off  Port Arthur. April 6th, by De Forrest wireless telegraph to Wei Hai  Wei:--I have been cruisii g in the  immediate vicinity of Port Arthur  for 50 hours. The situation here is  a most remarkable one and but for  the searchlights on Golden Hill  which illuminates the. waters bright  ]y, it might be" thought that all the  ���������world was at peace. There is absolutely no evidence of lies, ilities  and we have not seen a single craft  of any description belonging to  either belligerents. Although we  have been at sea since Saturday we  have failed to locate, even a . scout  ship,which is very unusual at Port  Arthur. Another singular feature  is the absence of the large flotilla of  Chinese junks which have always  been seen going northwest .usually  laden with provisions for Port  Arthur. 'None of these have been  seen for 2 days.  Tokio, GUi���������It is announced at  the War Oflice that 20,000 Japs  have arrived at Chang Seng on the  oooooooooo oooooouor  Chance to Join ������ Clnb That WUl  Make and Save Money tor Ton  BtoClubof America., There Is uotJjJng else Jlkeit  anywhero. 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I did not, know  what to do at first; it seemed horrible to leave you, but it was the  only thing to do. J rowed for my  life, birE every live or ten minutes I  had to stop arid bale the water out  with my hat You knew!should come  back for you, didn't you? How  brave you have boon!" ���������  "I could not help myself!" I muttered; but no honeyed compliment  ever sounded in my cars with hall  such sweet flattery.  We were being- rowed rapidly out  of the bay, meanwhile; the two  boatmen, whom Mark had brought  with him rowed us, and we sat together in the stern of the boat.  He had brought a warm, thick  shawl with him. and was now wrapping it round me,  "I have nothing to fasten it with,  and it will, blow off your shoulders  ���������do you mind my holding it?"  I don't answer, and presumably  silence gives consent, for ho keeps  his arm sound me,, and somehow it  happens lhat being very tired I rest  ���������gainst his shoulder.  "Poor,, little hands, how cold they  are!" he says, and lays his over  them. They are cold, and his are  warm, and I do not withdraw mine.  After that we neither of us spoke  lor a long time.  Oh, divinest, happiest, blessedest  -night!���������It���������blows^-n'd-ir'dri^7.1es";"the"  sea i������ rough, and it is bitterly cold;  the boat is the crankiest, most, uncomfortable of her specfes, yet never  moonlight moments in velvet-cushioned gondola, under warm Italian  akies, all fragrant with heavy scented orange and citron flowers, was  half so intoxicating as that boisterous hour upon the storm crisped waters of the  Devonshire coast. *'  I am wildly, insanely, supremely  happy I No more thought of George  Curtis enters into my head than if  that good and worthy old gentleman  had never been  born.  I am alone in Hie night with  Mark Thistlehy���������for ihe boatmen  don't count, it i.s so dark we cannot  see their faces���������and T love him; if I  did not. acknowledge it then, I havo  known it well enough since. This  man, whom yesterday I 'lid not  know, is to-day tho host and dearest  among men to me.  It is foolish, timnnidcnly, wicked  if you will, but to-morrow will be  time enough to fighl. against, my folly; to-morrow f will crush" it out ol  my heait; to-morrow I shall go  aWny, nnd neither see him, nor  think of him more; but for this one  overling \ will let myself go down  the (.-urrenl: of those "ewlmiitorl waters"���������for  to-night   I  will   be'Imppy.  .TVspile Hie cold wind, lint blood In  coursing rapidly through my veins,  and my heart ia healing wildly, I  glance timidly up nt. my companion.  Has he any I bought, of me, i wonder?    Oh,  no what a foolish fancy I  His face is turned away from me,  nnd i can just we it:: ilni-k outline  nguiiist ilie gray s!;,v h.hlnd. lie is  not t hint ing i>l' me, hi:, i houghis are  o\ ideally far away.  Upon i-eeing this 1 grow bold, nnd.  favored by the dnrknesf*. lake, a prolonged stare at him. H U ill-bred  io stlire, I be||e\e; at Iv:'.:���������'I , I Wild  ���������ilu'iiy,1! told ,���������':n as it child, I um incline.Mo think that It is even worse.  J am inclined to look upon it In the  light of a sin; for are we nor po,si-  lively told whatever sin we do to be  very sure that sin will Iind us uul?  Willi the pel'Sel'hity lo wiia-li ifnil  humanity is prone, whom",er I see  anything or anybody plea,.nut to  look upon, I do look; and as invar  Iftbly, with I lie remorseless retribution that Is supposed to attend that  and nil other bud net ions, 1 am  found  on),  In 'he present instance, I sin, and  f ���������,,������T'.|. fi'v it f I'l'ipii 'im! f iini  eioi"'ht   ill    it        Itul   there   the   simile  ends. My pimivliHioiit, it in true,  follow** iiniiietjinlely, but the pun-'  islmn ut. is .sen pleasant, r than the  offence  Mark Thi-Mleby draws hi.s iii'm n  llttlo I.It cloher round me, and mi'.  with if n Utile bit closer to hi** side.  I submit to my penalty with a resignation beautiful  to behold.  Ah! sweet wiirhing hour of  why did you not lnut forever?  ti Ins!  It   in well-triuh over; the  Of Ute little toWii id ."-ea.lili  already come in ������.ighl, and  moment.  I lines   us  ticaivr  to   Hr-in.  "IlfoW quickly these ionlt luive  bro'tvht us!" mut tried Mark, discontentedly.  And then maidenly, when we nre  but it c-oiij.ln of hnndr.d ,v,.nl.s from  tttt  _lu,re,   he   l-a;'!;;  M-   !.'������������������'!  d,.wn  close to mine and i pole a into my  face, It is so dark that I can hard-  iy distinguish his features, and yet  1 se.ni to ft el the light that is in  his -yes and the thrill of passion in  his voice..    .  "I-'or once only?" he whispers; and  before 1 know what it i.s he has ask-  ,nl of me, lie has touched my cheek  with   his  lips.  In another second the keel of the  boat bus grated upon the shingle  among a crowd of men and women  that is assembled to greet us. There  are confused shouts, and questions,  and answers, amidst which Captain  Thistlehy assists me out of the boat,  and, very stiff and cold, 1. begin  scrambling up the beach towards the  garden steps.  ". The boat had been landed just opposite our house, and as we reached  the steps, I'clla came running out of  the brightly-Ht room into the darkness to 'meet us, ..with mingled ex-  cxclamaf ions  of dismay  and  delight,  "My darling child, \ have been so  frightened about you���������thank Heaven  you are back safe! When I came  home an hour ago, T. found nobody  in, only a message sent up to th������  house by Mark' when he came back  for the boat. I was so upset to  think of you having been left in  such awful danger ������������������for so long. My  poor pet, how cold and shivering  you  art;!" .  "Yes, P.ella, she is cold and tired,  and must, be half starved; take her  in and look after her, and don't  make her talk  till  she is better."  Saying which .Captain Thistlehy  stalks off and leaves me to Bella's  care.  What a fuss they made over me,  that evening; and how nice it was;  after dinner, to be installed in a big  arm-chair by a bright fire, with two  "TreWle^TOkvnTr^  hud done something' vary wonderful.  Bella was never tired of asking  qu'fsttions. The whole story was  told over and over again to her. and  every recital brought forth fresh expressions of affection and pity, and  fresh admiration for me, the unwilling- heroine.  As to Mark, the respectful tenderness with which he arranged the  cushions nt my back and the footstool under my feet, and brought me  my cup of tea. made me fool terribly shy nnd conscious, and T blushed in a guilty manner every time  that T met his eye. Needless to say  tinfe were some details of our homeward voyage in the boat'which we  did not. think necessary to impart to  our sympathizing 'MelIn.  1 could not. get the recollection of  thnt swiff stolen kiss out of my  mind. 1 tried hr.rd to bo angry, lo  look upon it ns nn unpardonable  liberty, as a deliberate insult, which  every well-brought-up young woman  ought, to resent; but these fine, virtuous sensations refused to bo conjured up id, my bidding, I could only  feel   foolishly  happy,    .,  '.'Thank Heaven I shall he gone  lo-mori'ow!" T kept, on saying to  myself, as I furtively Watched  Mark's tall, graceful figure standing  opposite me, leaning against the  iiiivtil"l-piec.fi: aud then I could not  help smiling to think how utterly  my thoughts had changed since Inst  nlghr, when ha had seemed to me to  lie r.uth an odiously disagreeable  man. v  ���������"n'.ld it be only one day Unit 1  had known him? and uhh il. possible  lb.11, fluid in so sliorl u time actually lost m,v heart to this mun? No;  I could not believe It, True, oiic'dny,  -���������'p.-iit as ours had been, entirely together, and ended by ho romantic nn  advei:!,u;e, I., u ���������'������������������. often further lo-  wnn!-��������� niaMti:," people know each other, than whole months of ordinary  humdrum iirtjuaintiinrc; but I.Iie.u,  was I ino eiieuj.,;ed to ib-'orge Curl is,  nnd m> i-i-iisoiiiilily ;apposed to be  fenced ill oi.t end protected from the  charms of all other men, "charm  they never so" wis. ly?" Aral what, a  direful, nii-craiile plight I should 1)0  In, Were I, in this unwomanly and  reprehensible manner, to have allowed my heart to go out unsought to  this inr.it, - o la tidy an utter stranger to me!  My    heart?���������perish   the thought!--  lev heart is viife, if not In Oeot-ge  Curtis' keeping, at all events in my  own, And an to Captain Thistlehy,  has he not pio\ei| himself to bo exactly what I prediclcd of hint when  I   e  CHATTER V.  Hod-time ' came, and with it the  end of what I can honestly say was  still, with all its terrors, the very  happi. st day of my life.  Bella and her brother-in-law wished me good-night at my bedroom  door, Bella, with the rapturous embraces which always accompany my  demonstrative little friend's expressions of affections, and Captain  Thistk-by, who had carried up our  flat candlesticks for us, with well-  bred indifference, merely remarking,  as he handed mc mine, that he hoped 1 should sle.-p well, nnd have  quite recovered the fatigues of the  day by to-morrow morning. And  then my room door was shut, and  they passed on. together to their  respective  rooms  beyond.  Holla, who was the very beau-ideal  of a thoughtful hostess, had had a  fire lit in my room, and, although it  was August, the long chill exposure  to tbe winds and waves I had experienced made it a very grateful  sight.  Her maid bad packed my solitary  box, and it stood there already  strapped and labelled, to remind me  unpleasantly of my coming departure, whilst- an open traveling bag,  half filled, threw a still further air  of dismantled desolation over my  cosy bedroom.  Partly the sight of these tokens of  my approaching journey, and partly, perhaps, the reaction after the  afternoon's excitement, made me feel  thoroughly depressed and low-spirited. 1 leant my elbows on the mantel-piece and stared into the red-hot  fire. I felt disappointed���������I hardly  knew why, and vexed with myself  for being so. That cold, indifferent  "Good-night," and the civil platitudes about my health, seemed such  a descent into the commonplace  prose of daily life.  I felr unreasonably irritated. I do  not know what else I had expected;  nothing else, surely, and yet I was  disappointed.  All at once I was roused by a low  tap at my door, and a voice outside  spoke my name almost in a whisper: ���������  "Miss Clifford."  "Yes."  "Can you speak to me for one minute?"   ..������������������'������������������.  I have already given it to be understood that I am a very badly  brought-up young woman. From my  earliest infancy I have been    accus-  blWH.  Mut  lights  have  every  one  loin,.  lo\ e  pt'e.!.  telli  of f  the  tl  .I  described   him   to  myself      as  oi   tlini   rnco'ol  men  in  whom  nioiislaches and indiscriminntn  milking Keem  to  belong    iih    n  Tiptlvn     right?    The only tinln-  .:d.|e thing lo me Is that instead  "Mug angry  and   indignant    at  I.���������'..- nuil'l'ii**,   I   li'ive  eiiioyed   it,  I   it.   gloated   over   il    be.VoIld   all  ll  -I  m  . ."\ I nim-t be u very <!��������� *n*ov-  r ivoimiii, and original (-In  ,   ��������� ; romjly developed  in m������!  '-��������� "'������������������������ ,^lT-,,'***:**!!^'55!ff!"*,?,,!!*55^5^  Prom the   Nplnsler'H  the    men   who   ir ���������vi-r  t OVtuNi*,  point  nuirty  )f   View  jiiv all'  tomed to follow the primary instincts of my nature, leaving all the  proprieties and conventionalities to  take care of themselves. I know  not whether I may not have, on that  occasion, transgressed every known  rule of feminine decorum; but certain it is that, with scarcely a moment's hesitation���������which moment, be  it known, was not taken up in any  wavering debates with my conscience, but simply in rapidly  smoothing my rumpled locks at tho  glass over the mantel-piece���������I opened  the door.  Mark Thistlehy stood outside, and  I leant against tho door-post to  speak to him.  Since our formal "good-night,"  some five or ton minutes ago, he had  changed his evening-dress for a looso  smoking suit, nnd 1 suppose he was  on his way downstairs to discuss hia  nocturnal pipe.  The smoking suit was of dark blue  satin, with gold braided collar, and  its magnificence completely overwhelmed mo. He, looked splendidly  handsome in it,  T cast ono swift glance up at him,  nnd then, finding'myself utterly unequal to meeting his oyes, I hung my  head shamefacedly.  "Well?"  "I could not say good-night to  you without asking you to forgive  mo, Miss Clifford,"  "What for?" blushing furiously,  "you know very wo J] what for. I  could not help it, I ain very sorry-  no, I don't mean that, either, for 1  am not sorry at nil; but 1, would  not; ofi'end you for anything, I am  the last, man in the world 11ml, had  any business lo do such, a thing; but  tlio temptation wits very strong, ami  men never do resist templiition of  that sort, you know, if it, is strong  enough, Vou aro not angry, uro  you?"  He spoko rapidly, and with a certain amount of ngitnlion in his  voice, which his half-Jesting words  could wMiively  conceal.  I glanced up ai him, and his eyen  were fixed upon my face with n wistful, pleading- look in their depths  which I could not'quite tindersliiiid,  There Is a strong elejin-nl of the  coquet to about nie, It Is given lo  aomo women, 1 believe as n Bnfo-  - d iigiilnsl man, their natural enemy.  I snw something in hiH facet which  made im. treinblo for hiH next words,  At all ilskn, I muNf, nvctrt it.  I answered him lightly, with a lit-  , J.   ;./.-.,���������, i,/ tho hoiol,  'Yes; of mum* I am angry; but  not half so angry as I ought lo ho  with you,"  II wns, I ptjppoHB, liUo    a    wholo-  s.im,.   i-elil   viWef   deiirl..    "He.     teed,.-  look wiih gono out of hi* o.voh in a  second, nnd J could seo thnt I had  Bunk myself a vur'y llttlo in his good  opinion.  "Very woll; Hum it Is to bo poneo,  I presume, MifiH Clifford, until Iho  nevr lime of miking, eh?" he answered, In the most ���������chuIVy" lone,  The dntieer \vii������; over; hut -.van T  nn,v Ihe happier?  "Hood-night," T snid, turning  nw;i.v, listlvwdy, and gavo htm my  baud.  He held ll between ho 111 Iii* own.  "Uy-thc-way, you need bo under no  ..| |Ueh.i,Moii lOti'viiniiK next,  time' no began, lightly; and then  after a pause of a second, with a  sudden roughness, he added: "For I  have sworn never to see you again!"  He dropped my hand, and before I  could answer him was gone.  As far as the next morning was  concerned, Captain Thistlehy kept his  oath.   I saw him no more.  Breakfast, in consideration of my  departure, was half an hour ��������� earlier  than usual, and Bella was my only  companion.  A message sent up by the footman  to Captain Thistleby's room, to tho  effect 'that coffee and kidneys were  getting cold, only elicited iii reply:  "The Captain's love, ma'am, and  you was please not to wait for him.  He is Vary sorry as 'ow he 'as over-  slep'  himself this morning."  "What a shame of Mark not fo le  down," remarked Bella, looking rather annoyed. "But he is sure 1o be  ready in time to say good-bye to  you, Freda. Another egg, darling ?  Do, you have such a long journey  before you."  Breakfast was spun out as long as  possible, and the fiy��������� all ready, with  my box.on the top of it, waited at  the door till the very last moment.  Wo neither of us said so, but Bella's motives were transparent, and 1  was weak enough to fall silently into her tactics. But it was all of  nb use. Mark Thistleby's chamber  remained hcrmatically sealed, although I believe that Bella, under  pretence of fetching something from  her own room, actually ran upstairs,  and hammered at his door to hurry  him.  To this manoeuvre I was prudently  deaf and blind. ... It .was humiliating,,  and it produced* no results whatever.  Bella's pretty baby face looked  positively ill-tempered as sho came  downstairs again after this unsuccessful attempt.  "Bella, dear, I must be off."  "Yes, darling, I suppose you  must;" and as she kissed me, she  whispered: "What message shall I  give him?"  "Who?���������Captain Thistleby?" I answered aloud, with uncompromising  frigidity. "Oh! you can wish him  good-bye for me; and say I am glad  he has slept so soundly, and I hope  his next boating expedition will be  pleasanter than  his last."  And with my proudest and most  unbending aspect, I gave Mrs. Thistleby a final embrace, and stepped  into my vehicle���������the old rickety fly  from the "Bull Inn"���������and was driven  off to the station.  my engagement  It camo    about  to  in  Eatithat afternoon I~was homo  again; back to my poor old father,  with his thin, wan face, and his  -shabby, threadbare coat, and back,  also, to my lover, who had come over to Slopperton to welcome me  home, and who stood smiling bonig-  nantly at me over papa's shoulder  as I was driven up to the door.  Georgo Curtis was a vory different-  looking man to my father; although,  In reality, very nearly tho same ago,  he looked much tho younger man of  the two, Prosperity and good living had, I suppose, made the cli(Terence, nnd the., years which had turned tho ono into a shambling careworn, gaunt, old man, left the other  (tout, genial and middle-aged.  My lover had a round, red faco,  and pule blue eyes, smooth, well-  brushed gray hair, and compact little gray whiskers, Ho woro gold-  rimmed spectacles, and was . very  particular about his clothes. IIo had  a kind, plonsant face, and was ns  true-henrtod a gentleman as over  breathed.  "Delighted to see you .back, my  'dear," he said cheerily, bestowing a  Hor.t'of peck upon nty forehead by  way of embrace,,  "Come in," snlrl my father, "and  tell us how you havo enjoyed vour-  Kolf."  And then we all went into the library at the buck of tho house,  where the two old gentlemen speedily  forgot my existence, and returned  to their studios together over a rare  and ancient folio, which my arrival  had for a f.,'\v moineniH interrupted,  The library was Hie only plensimf  nnd cosy place in our little collage,  Every other room in the house was  poverty-iilriekoii and dilapidated. Tho  library walls were lined with books  ���������books all arrayed in solid Kombre  call'; great dusty luuies, whose, very  numes bail become extinct with age;  they were worn with coiuitnnt ntie,  and their margins worn gray with  pencil notes, They had Hint peculiar  fusty smell which hangs nboi.l books  thnt. have been print oil a century  ago, mid which to this day is nl\vii,\,s  connected in my niiiul Willi learning  nnd Hcholnrship, and my father.  Besides the books there Was very  little other furniture In the room -  only a. large dingy walnut, writing-  bureau, a couple of deep-Healed, I'nd-  ed lent her chairs, nnd my own little  bnsket-clinir ami work table.  The  windows  looked  to     the buck  nf   tli,i   linm-n'    n    till'l'OtV   ft rip   nf   tti-  kept garden, a low moss-covered  wall, an orchard filled with gimi'Iod  old apple-trees, anil beyond it mile*  of pk.i-MUit. sumiy fields and hedgerows, stretching nwny io tlw Hoiith,  till they melted In the blue disttiiico  tuio a  oiu   tauge of uiub'v mit.-..  in this room If won that tny ftilh-  ������r and Mr. Curtiw held nltriost dully  dieensHhiiiHovor tholj; duHiy follow,  whllo   I Bnt by and JiBloriert,    "1 hey"  woro, I think, writing a book togelh-  or���������a sort oi dictionary to   nil   tho  Other hook'i upon scientific stiblect'i  which Iind ovor been writfen. And  every day either Mr. Curtis came  over from Eddington io Slopperton  or olso my father trudged over to  Eddington. It wim two milex off;  and to thoso two miles, dusty in  hot weather, ui**������Iu*!torod in rainy  wonthor, bitterly cold in unowy or  Windy wcuil.t-i. -uit.lt.'   be U.ucd    the  main cause of  George Curtis,  this wise:  Tho two compilers were growing*  old, the two miles were becoming  daily a greater tax upon the strength  of each. My father felt it most in  the cold weather���������Mr. Curtis in th������  hot.  One day they laid their heads together, and the result of their cogitations was thus made known to m������  by papa, the same evening, as w������  Sat cosily together after dinner.  "Freda, my love, my good friend,  George Curtis, has charged me with  a message for you."  "For me, papa? Why ho was only  here this afternoon."  "Ves, dear, and ho spoke to ai������  this afternoon about it."  "You aro very ���������mysterious, papa!  What, is this wonderful message?"  "George Curtis proposes to do yoix ,  a great honor, my dear���������a very great  honor."  "He is very kind."  ."IIo wishes to mako you hi*  wife."      '"  "His wife? Me! Papa, you must he  dreaming!"  "Not at all, my love; there ia  nothing so very extraordinary about  it. It is truo there is a great disparity of years���������but that is all tho  more complimentary to you; for it is  a very great compliment from a man  of his learning and intellect���������though  he is not quite sound always in his  deductions, not quite sound,, too  much dash perhaps; but still, as I  was saying, that a man of his learning should want to marry a girl  like you, ought to flatter you verjj  much."  "Oh! papa, it is impossible���������  quite."  "Well, my love, I would never  force your inclinations: but don't'  decide in a hurry���������always weigh a  matter of importance well in your  mind���������you need give no answer at  all just yet; but I should just lika  to place the pros and cons fairly  bofore you."  "Oh! papa, he does not care tor.  me one bit."  "There, Freda, you aro quit*  wrong. He tells me he thinks yo������  one of the sweotcst-mannered young  women he has ever met; and he admires you personally very much. Y������m  have your poor mother's beauty, you  know, my dear; and he thinks very  highly of it. The advantages are  not wholly on your side, as I told  him; he quito agreed���������quite. But  then George Curtis always was the  -most_genero.us-minded_manipJJty__Jto_  is bo unsound in argument! However, that doesn't matter to a wife;  because a woman can never argue; it  isn't *n her, and she had bottor let  it alone. Weljb Freda, as I waa  saying, my old friend is most favorably impressed by you. Ho tells dm  he wishes to marry: a man of hia  wealth and property, you know, is  in some sort obliged to marry���������for  the sake of���������ahem!���������a posterity; and  he will be a most kind and indulgent  husband."  "But, papiv���������!"  "Wait one minute lovtf. I wish t<t������  place it boforo you in a proper light.  You soo it is very irksome this going backwards and forwards, and it  you will marry him ho wishes ma to  live at Eddington with you, and  thoro I should have no'Tibuschbld  cares nor expenses. Your future  would bo provided for���������with nothinf;  on my mind T could give my attention much moro entirely to my studies. I could accept from my son-in-  law what I could hardly do from  my friends; besides I should not feot  under any undue obligation to him,  because it i.s all In tho interests ot  the dictionary we uro compiling."  "In fact, I am to bo sacrificed to  tho dictionary!" I exclaimed, bitterly.  "I don't know what you call 'sacrificed,' Freda; you aro talking lik������  an ungrateful girl." You would Im>  the honored wife of a vory wealthy  man, whose only wish would ho to  gratify your every whim; you would  have the solo nnvnngcmonfc of htf"  house, and be able to entertain asi  much its you wished; he fold me so  to-day, ho wants n wife to'diHpotisci  tho lu-rpitnlil ion which aro expected!  by iliu neighborhood from Kdding-  ton. You would have overylliing  .(but Ihe bi'nrl of a woman ran lie-  rsiro, and a good kind husband Into  tho bargain; and moreover you would  rid mo forever of these grinding,  worrying bills nnd duns, unci perpetual struggles and money troublen  which are wearing' me to death, and  which cramp Hie healthy action of  my brain. I (lon'f,.���������wui>t to forma  you into anything repugnant; to.Vou,  iny dear, but I confess that wore you  to' agree to this plan of our kin-l  friend'!", you would materially  brighten tho closing years of iny  life,"  ] I Ih la'if argument!* bad more power to iiiovn me than any other. I  answered humbly that 1 would think  of It  SI in who hesitates Is Inst. The following day, stipulating only that, -  wns not to bo unduly hurried into  matrimony, T laid down my arms  and smTendorc-d at discretion,  Tto nn **-o*-m**nrT������,]  Ded* Kat Ponnlnr,  Bcdi nro not popular In Venestuelt.  Nino persons out of ten slcop ia utr������>  niocUB.     ___________________  nia Mo������ of ft.  "What do you think la the troabto  with tho flying machine?"  "Inventors aren't sufllclontlj nrtc-  tlcnl," answered Mr. Dufttln Stall ** he  twirled hie oinsHlvo watch cbalft.  "They insbjt on trying to float theti  machines In the air instead of Uif ftoct  markct."-\Va*ilitt������ston Star.    . . .. * ,W'  5?  DICK'S  PROMOTER  By BELLE MANIATES  <       Oopi/rtffht, WW, 61/ T. C. Ju*cC"ur������  ���������WWWWWWVWWWVVWVe  Cynthia sat before the flickering firelight in. the library after Dick had  gone, gazing ruefully, at tbe ringless  third finger of her left hand, which  might have been diamond bedecked if  she only could have���������but, no, she  couldn't She liked Dick. He was  generous, good looking and danced so  well. If be were only not so tame!  She had known, of course, that ultimately his attentions would culminate  iu a proposal, but she didn't think it  would come so prematurely.  It wns so like Dick to call at such  an absurdly early hour nnd blurt it  right out without any preface and then  to leave immediately without replying  to her kind little offer of friendship.  Dick had no finesse. Still, she wasn't  sure that she liked a man with too  much���������like her Uncle Henry, for instance.  As if in obedience to her thoughts  there entered the room at this moment  her uncle, Henry Ormsby, a bachelor  clubman of some thirty and odd years.  "What, Cynthia!   And no Dick?"  "Dick has come and gone."  "Dick usually comes and stays."  "I know it," she sighed; "but, you  see, he came once too often."  "And that is why he did not stay?"  "Yes, and it's just aa well. Dicks are  sometimes tiresome."  "Not this Dick. He's quite a favorite  with your sex."  "Dick is?" she asked, with elevated  brows. "Oh, the girls like him because he Is agreeable, but none of them  1b very enthusiastic over him!"  "That," replied her unjele, "ia because they are used to hfm and have  grown up in the same town with him.  Then you know this isf such an old  fashioned place ��������� all paired off in  steadies. Dick has been yours for "so  lon-f that, none ef your girl friends  weald think of showing or receiving attention from him; but let Dick be a  new man in a new place and he would  ���������be-"tUe-llon-of~the-townsu��������� , V .  ;, ":  "He's such a stay at home; he'll  neter go anywhere," said Cynthia  petulantly. ������  "I think he'll have to go soon, because the Junior partner of the firm  turn, but I don't recall it."  "Why, did be?" exclaimed her uncle  in surprise. "Courtney told me his  length of absence was very uncertain.  I gave Dick a letter to the Darnleys,  friends of mine. Ellen Darnley is quite  !a society leader. I wrote her personally."  Uncle Henry proceeded to expatiate  on Ellen Darnley's charms until Cyn-  thia decided mentally that all men  were bores. As he was leaving ho volunteered the information that Ellen  D-irnley was to be married in a couple  of weeks. Then, seeing the little leap  nt* relief in Cvafbif-'s e<*-'i-jf���������*-"���������> nc h(?  offset  It  by  the   remark  that  there  would-be "heaps of doings" aud Dick  would be strictly In It.  In two or three days Cynthia received  a Denver" paper addressed to her in  Dick's handwriting. Under society  notes she read of a dinner dance.  Dick's name was among tho list of  guests. Ho had transgressed the United StateB postal rules by writing his  address ou the margin of tho paper.  In a day or two hor uncle dropped in.  "I had a letter from Dick today," he  announced. "He was very modest and  only said how kind my friends were  in Introducing and entertaining him.  But 1 received a letter from Ellen  Darnley lauding him to the skies and  saying that had she been heart whole  and fancy free she didn't know^what  might have happened." x/;  He left Cynthia a prey to jealousy,  remorse and. regret. She wrote Dick  that night telling him how glad she  was to hear he was having so gay a  time and how he must dread the  thought of a return home.  His repiy was friendly and gave details of the good times he was having.  "Tomorrow night," he concluded, "is  Miss Darnley's wedding, at which I  officiate as one of the ushers. The  bridesmaid whom I am to fall in line  first turned his attention to roadmak-  iug. The roads in those days were  very bad. He obtained authority from  parliament to improve this state of  things when he was fifty years old.  In Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and  Derbyshire most of the principal roads  were made by him. He built bridges  and leveled rough places. Some of  the plans were'made for him by others,  but usually he designed them himself,  and he did his own surveyine. He  climbed mountains, trudged along on  the edges of precipices, he crossed  swamps and morasses, waded through  bogs and forded rivers, relying wholly  and solely on the long staff that was  forever in his hand. He died in harness, full of years and laden with  many honors, at the great age of nine  ty-throe.���������London Exchange.  HIGHLAND   LEGENDS  WHERE WITCHES AND FAIRIES ONCE  HELD HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS.  Drlntc and a Man.  This little verse, founded on a Japanese proverb, has been culled from the  works of an Englishwoman of busy  pon:  At tha punch bowl's brink  Let us pause and think  What they say fn Japan:  First the man takes a drink;  Then the drink takes a drink-  Then the drink takes the manl  A Protest From i'irkens' Sob.  We have received, says The London  Daily Chronicle, a letter written by  Mr. Alfred Tennyson Dickens, who  has lived in Melbourne for many  years. As the eldest surviving son  of Charles Dickens he strongly pro-,  tests against a Paragraph copied into tho Commonwealth papers from  some London .,, source alleging that  "Dickens, who never liked Thackeray,  told a friend he could see nothing to  admire in ono of Thackeray's novels  that was being serially published.at  the time." Mr. A..T. Dickens, "with  every possible confidence,"  gives this  mtm������m**m**m  IIElt W",\HT I'MJTTKJlltlT AT THl" SIGHT Oif  A MOW" iN UWli'ti CUJilOUJIAi'UV.  Dick Im connected with Is qulto a  friend of uilue, unci ho told mo only tlila  evening that Dick was a very promising young biiKinoKH follow, und ho Keel*  ously conlomplnleil sending him out on  an important deal i'or tlio 11 rm."  Thereupon Undo Henry took his departure, leaving his young nleeo to hor  nioilltiillons,  Tlio next morning her lienrt fluttoreel  for tho flnU time nt tlio Right of n notu  In DIciVh chlroarapliy. Sho road:  Dear Cynthln-T find I have to Joava  vory ���������.mexp'.'oiHilly fur I'unvwr on a bu-i-  ncp-j trip, I'leus* itccept my fipolojdep for  my hnnty upoecli and dt-'iurtur-* hint ultflit.  1 four J iim not a Rood loser. Helluva mo  ftlwayu, ns you wished, your friend,  DICK.  Again woro Cyhlliln's fooling* mingled nnd contllctlnj?. Ho had followed  itor wishes nnd become iior mend, hut  tho no to wan uioxi utiaaiibfacuiiy, lie  had glvon hor no Denver address nor  any idea of the Irmjtli of his absence.  Howovor, possibly she might bo able to  draw that In forma I Ion from her uncle  without ills HUBpi't'tlng.  Sho telephoned lilm the following day  and asked him lo frill thnt evening.  He complied with hor roqutut n* to  tho call, but seemed in an unconuuunl.  catlvo mood.  "l\y Hie way." tulif* finally said, "I had  0 note from Dick. IIo wns Just off for  Uenvor."  "Yob; wo will nil mlM bim at tho  club."  "I suppow* ho will not be away long.  1 think be mentioned tho date of hU re  statement a most emphatic contra-  with after the ceremony has eyes like j diction. He recalls the fact that his  that picture of Evaugeline you are so   father    ^as  the    chief mourner    at  fond of.   I wish you could see her."  Cynthia threw the letter in the fire.  The next time Henry Ormsby called  he brought a paper from his pocket.  "I want to read you about Ellen's  wedding," he said. "Dick is given special mention as a cultured young man  from the east."  "I am sick of the sound, of Ellen  Darnley's name, and Dick's, too!" cried  Cynthia, forgetting Uncle Henry's  ���������shrewdness.  "'T know,'1 he" safil Sympatheflcallyr  "it is a bore to hear of people you have  never met." And he discreetly turned  the conversation into other channels.  Two days later Dick was shown into  the library where Cynthia was sitting  before the fire as lie had seen her last  Hor cheeks flushed at his sudden appearance.  "Why," she exclaimed, "did you expect to return so soon?"  "No," he replied. "They telegraphed  me last night."  He forebore to say to whom "they"  referred, but Cynthia naturally inferred  tbat it was the firm. Later that evening Dick met Uncle Henry ot the club.  "Say, Ormsby," lie said Joyously, "it's  all right."  "Why, my dear boy, when you aro aa  old as I you will know that nothing  succeeds llko success. I told you I'd  fix it."  "Yon got Courtney to send mo to  Denver."  "And the letters and Ellen Darnley's  wedding did tho rest. I saw tho fruit  wiih ripe, and I telegraphed you to  come and pluck It."  Thackeray's funeral in Kcnsal Green  and also wrote a biographical sketch  of Thackeray in, The Cornhill of  January, 1864, which "did, full jus-,  ticc to the genius and merits of the  author of 'Vanity Fair' and 'Penden-  nis.' " Mr. Dickens adds that many  a time he has heard his father speak  in the most glowing terms of Thackeray's wonderful versatility. "More  than this, I can truthfully say that  I never heard him make use of any  unkind or indiscreet expression in re-  -gard-to-any-author-or-authoress���������of  his time." ���������'*������������������,���������  An EflToolJve 1'renvriptlon.  Undo Hastus had novor enjoyed a  medical education or spent ranch tlmo  lu tlio study ol' diseases or remedies.  NovcrtholosH ho wns of ton const] I tod by  tho neighborhood in times of stress.  "I ecrt'nly don' know what I'm  gwJiie. to do 'bout done staggering headache's my wife lins," snid.'Mr. Orlando  Clay JeH'orson gloomily to Uncle Has-  tus In tlio seclusion of the tiny room  known as "the dticlorlitg parlor." "l.'ey  keep Increasing nu' magnifying as tlmo  goes along. Hcenii' us it' 1 couldn't gib  hcv a good preachment,'bout do food or  do house or any oh her neglect** wld-  out hor lid ling one oh dose staggering  aches In her head. None ob my fust  two wives hud Htieh workt-."  Uncle Haslus bent a kci'ii glance from  under his bushy eyebrows at the cross  old face before hliu, hut ho offered no  suggestion,  "Ilnbn't you got Hume kind ob pills  dat'll Hlop dose Ktnugorlng IioikIiicIips  dnt keep hor from do cook stove?" demanded .Mr, .Toffomin Impatiently.  "No, suli," hiiIiI I'ltclt' lliiKtus Impressively; "dero's no sueli pills In de  market. Hut do ben' way to stop ber  staggering headaches would bo to  fasten down jour muuf wid u big,  wide ploco ob sticking plaster, Mist'  Jefferson, I'm pupparcd to put It on,  BUll,"   Fnmnnn III I nil Sinn.  Tho namo of John Metcalfe of  Knareshol'oujjli, Kmsland, cnglnepr nnd  rondmnkcr, Is In theso feverish times  In danger of lapsing into undeserved  oblivion. John Metcalfe wns blind  from tin; axe of ������ls years until tie dlcl.  Yet ns n boy and man he Invnrlably  dlKpUiy-nl a lilgii tipii'lU'd courage, IIo  was n true sportsman, a flno swimmer  and a hard rider to hounds. It was his  -olltnry walk from London to Harro-  ento by a way unknown to hlra that  Tha Riithlaat Icaaaelait.  Lady Godiva is the latest favorite,.  of history, to be relegated to the  realm of mythology. In her new  book on tlie earls of Warwick Lady  Warwick says that while Lady Go-  diva undoubtedly existed, appearing  in the "Doomsday Book" as Godeva,  it is impossible that she should ever  have taken her famous ride through  Coventry, for her husband. Karl  Leofric, was of blessed memory nnd  worthy of all praise, instead of being an oppressor of his, people, who  required to be propitiated by the  sacrifice, that ha* been attributed to  Godiva.   ....  Plain Cnn-llei.  TnfJfy.���������Two cupfuia of molasses, one  cupful of brown sugar, butter the size  of an egg, one tablespoonful of vinegar  nnd, to be added last, a pinch of soda.  Put all together In n kettle and boll  twenty minutes. Cool in shallow tins  and pull.  Popcorn Balls,��������� In a large kettle  raako n sirup with a cupful of sugar,  a tablespoonful of butter and threo ta-  blospoonfuls of water. Boll till tho  sirup threads, then pour In three quarts  of popped corn and stir quickly till  woll mixed In. Take from tlio Are, stir  n llttlo whllo and when cooled enough  slmpo Into balls.  Fascinating Chaptar In the HUtory of Hi������  HiEhli-ndibf Sootland-A Tailor'* Cun-  Bias Device-XUtle Girl' Stirpr'tM-cI Hi"  father by Sinking Shlp������ With a Glanco .  ���������A Shepherd'- Kxperlmeut-A I'ona    .  lt\r i.e_oud.  One of the  most fascinating chapters in tho history of the Highlands  of Scotland is that which    treat's _ of  witchcraft    and   second sight.    'Tin-  Highlands    wero tho happy,    hunting  grounds of witches and fairies,    who  differed in many respects from    their .  unsavory sisters of the plains. There  was    little of    the    repulsive about  them;' save,  perhaps,  in  tho physical  sense,  for they wore usually poor old '  women  to  whom nature    bad     been  unkind;  "IVil hno me. but the, Lord'-  was fair beside himsel' gin he    ffiVd  the poo'or o' evil intil the hands    of ,  sic     an  ill-faural    (ill-favored)    "be- '  soni!" was frequently the contemptuous remark of the scoffer.     They luni  no midnight meetings or dances with  the, devil, "dead men's lingers"  were  excluded    from they*   ' stock-in-trade, J  and it is doubtful'if there was even  a broomstick in the possession of all [  tho  unholy sisterhood.     They    were  mostly blackmailers, j  I IVilclie*,' ..cmarkuklo 3'ov, erf. j  Just as the Highland catorans levied toll on.the Sassenach caUlc-own-  ers for the immunity of their    stock,  so, in most cases, the local witch de- j  manded, and was generally  paid,    a  fixed sum annually, in    consideration.|  of which she agreed to refrain    from  exerting    her evil    powers    on    her i  clients'    cattle beasts.    Supernatural  gifts had only to be claimed    to    be  acknowledged, and many of the    unhappy women believed in their    professed power. Their emoluments were  not    large, and   somo idea    of    the  strenuous competition that    latterly  prevailed in the profession    may    be  gathered from the fact that a pound  of tobacco could    accomplish    great  things in the way of healing, diseaso  in a man or beast. Many remarkable  powers were ascribed to the    witches.  It was averred and believed that they  could take the milk from theirheigh-  bor's    cattle    (generally by milkine  the iron crook on which t%e    kettle  _was_muig.).,_a*idj]iey^^^  herrings to the coast,  and so  insure  the success of their fishermen clients,  and,   that they   could    raise storms  and sink ships, drowning, those    who  had given them offence. In fact, there  was little the witch, could    not    do  when sho had a mind. As Burns says  in "Tam o' Shunter:".  .    "I*or rao.n.v a hwist to dead she shot,  :    And perished'luony ������ boimle boat,  And shook bal'th nioJklo corn and bear,  And kept the countryside in fenr."  They had a pretty way, too, of flying through tha air wiih incredible  swiftness to London or Dublin, where  they took possession of win������ cellars  anci drank wino till morning. Curiously enough, (hey never thought of  flying across the Irish Sea so lontc  ns they could sail across in an ck_--  shell or a sievo, Then for a purely  nominal charge thoy could waste tin  enemy with disease by tho simple  process of molting a waxen iiiinuo  over the flt'o, nnd, .when the spirit  moved them, thoy, woro wont to turn  thi'jnsolves into; seagulls, cuts, hares.  ni,ice;,, blnck sheep, ' rats, ravens,  whi'iles," and occasionally, fonmimr  breakers, (It was sometimes in the  disguise of a lltii'o that they deprived ('fciWfl. of their milk).  '. ���������   , TiUldf Too fOiarp.  j " To this day tales of tho iincannv  doings of the witches nro told with  luiteti breath "round the peat Jlres of  iitnU.V alone Highland croft, nnd one  you like to see me sink all those  ships?" "You arc surely joking, my  girl,"'said the startled shepherd,  "how could you do it?" The girl  stooped down and looked through her  legs backwards at the vessels, whereupon they all whirled round and  sank beneath the waves. The horrified father ascertained that both his  wife and daughter were witches, and  with the assistance of the neighbors  he burned the pair of (hem.  A Popular I,<������������������nri.  The following used to be a popular  tale in    the Western    Highlands:    A  shepherd    was sitting at his    lonelv  fireside when a number of cats    entered  tho  room,   and  sitting    round  the fire proceeded to make themselves  comfortable, After a. bit one of    the  cats rushed to the door, and,    putting on a black cap, cried,  "Hurrah,  for  London!"  and  disappeared  with  a whisk of its tail. Tho others    proceeded to 'follow suit,  but    ere    tho  last could get oft the shepherd seized  its cap, and shouting  "Hurrah  , for  London!"    was in    a trice    hurtled  through    the air    to    that identical  city. There he got drunk in    a    wind  i collar,  where ho was    found    in tho  morning by tho wino'merchant,  who  hiiuled him   .before tho Lord Mayor.  Ths    unfortunate man was now    regretting having left    his comfortable  home���������all the more when    the    Lord  I Mayor ordered him to bo hung. While  awaiting his    doom,   with the    rope  round    his neck on the gallows,    he  made this last request that he should  j he allowed,to die with the black cap  I ���������his mother's last gift to him,    so  ' he said���������on his head. No sooner had  he donned tho cap than with "Hurrah for Skye!" shepherd    and    gal-  ; lows and all whirled out of    sight,  ' and in less than no time ho was back  i in Skye, where he made of tho gallows a boat, which is to be    seen in  , Skye to this day I  Various    districts  i claim the venturesome   sheiSfiord    as  ; their own, but for his method of lo-  ' cbmotion it is clear that    he    must  : have" been a Skye man!  j    Many of the stories of witches are  obvious    exaggerations of    common-  | place occurrences; In these enlighten-  . ed days one would never   dream   of  j connecting the unusual    antics of    a  frisky hare or an innocent torn    cat  with some misadventure of everyday  life, but the Highlander of a bygone  day was not so blind.     A mist over  the sea swirled into fantastic shapes  by an eddying,    wind was,    without  doubt, a witch endeavoring,   to    destroy a ship���������indeed, there was little  in    the heavens above * or    on... the  eaYth-beBeath^th^  could   hot ascribe to witches.     Few  people take such   notions now,    but  there are still a few of    the    "auld  bodies"   who    tell    such "auld far-  rant" tales as arc here    set    down  as    i!   they believed   in them.���������The  London Globe.  ���������&***������������K-1 a BOLD HOAX?       -i*&;'  For llii> Koiv, Venr'n DoMorf.  Split some large, woll -shaped English walnuts, remove the kernels and  in place of them put sotno small trinkets of value or not, glue narrow rib-  Bunrnron jjuth,  bon to one cud, fastening tho two  halve* togolhcr with same. Heap In  n bowl with other nutu, one gift nut  being lor euui kul'aI, bui^ <-"* -^eiino-  uioi.  natlnfnrtnrr Porttl*������r������������������,  Doublo faced velours portiere* mny  be obtained In lovely soft coloring* that  Will   liUHl'Mtl.M-    ������,iu   uttuua'.   UU*f    ui-  montu-old roso on ono Hide and greon  on the other or cream color ond greon  or old roso and ecru. Then������ ore vory  ���������ntlufneiory to Ihose with limited  puree*, an one pair does duty for two,  ttayn Art rnferehniigo.  An r'tpTnnnflon.  Sclioiilmlflrew .lolitnile, who wa-i It  that prompted you then? I heard some  one whisper Unit date to you.  Ji.t'uni'* -Please, ma'am, I esnect tt  was l; vtory repeal In' Itself sgalo.  j or two of tliOHii may be worth, re-  i telling, One night a Lewis tailor  I discovered tho meeting phice of n  j number of witches, among whom he  ' r ���������<'(i';ni/('d hftf own '���������'.���������!'!'.' Tli",'.- <V '-  ': appeared in creels, mid return.-d in  the morning, -nidi with her creel full  of herring*", Tho tailor impressed on  his wjl'e the ndviiiitages of co-opci'n-  tititi, uiitl his iii'giiineiit.H being considered good Im was allowed to accompany the li'ind on their n.-xt e.*;--  pedilion. Twenty of flu* witehew net  out to sea in a creel, nnil llie tnsl  or'H wife wnfi dot ii I led to reinuin on  shore, und pn.v nut n long liiKt of  worsted itftiiclli'd to the witches' po-  cullur craft. Tin- tailor, honever, \irc~  vailed on libs wife to bund over her  duties to him mid join her complin-  lot!.'-'; nnil when iho wily iiiuti bad  jtnid out u h.-it It" deemed tt '������������������ulliHcnry  of line lie cut it, and the witches  were nil flrn\vil"(|, On the death of  his wiiV, (he liiilnf occit.'ioniilly dab-  hied iu the blnck url. lie bml ob-  n.'rved nn old wnmua Htep    into    n  >!...,       itjuitri      till    lltntlltiil'<.'",       illtu  (V rij,;��������� i :ir 0 n,-;;;); t). ��������� !, hi '-, <),.-  roof thnt formed the chlinney, returning later wiih ,1 baski'tl'til of  heriingH, In ���������'ndouvorlng to einiilnto  (his    lent Ihe    tailor    iinfoHiuuiti'Iy  forett!    Tift *��������� t    of   tli,i   (,.,. ,ii  ,t irtt     <\wt\  (Yim-eiiiiently, ItiHlead of skipping  lightly up the chimney lie 'nine bump  with his heud against, the fullers.  "Where in Urn niirpo of Cod are you  tnking iiic?" cried he, win n on (he  mention of (Im Delly the creel drofi-  p<-rl fn the fleor >.vl������li r-,������������������'��������� u.d<-i,<-4'  tlmt the tailor hroko both his legs.  Theie i-i no r"i'.>rd tint ! "f.'iiiM.-d  his rewnrclien Into llw unknown.  A shepherd nnd his li 11 - - dnugliter  Wer������ walking on the hills ><( Mull, in  view of tho shipping in ti. Sound.  iVFather.'i -mid the little c"'. "wnuiu  D-kf!���������_ fargary That Vigsrad la tha Fa-  asaai TUhboraa Cai������.       ... >**1  ��������� ������,T* '  It it rather a striking fact that  the greatest deception of the last,  century brought about one ot the-  most daving.for.gories, Wfcilo the������  Tichborne case was dragging, its-  weary length the court was staggered ono morning by tho receipt of a  letter purporting to be written by  Sir Algernon West at the direction  of Mr., Gladstone, his cbiof, to Lord  Chief Justice Dovill. Tho letter set  forth that tho slow progress of tho  trial was a public scandal and that  wo could not fail to become a byword to all civilij-od nations. Mr.  Gladstono, tho letter ran on, added:  "Ho is .aware that you aro not in  tiny sense responsible for a state of  things which is a blot upon our civil jurisprudence, but lv\ thinks an  early expression of your and perhaps his opinion, from the high position you occupy, would tend to  remedy a atato of things'- which  threatens to result, in a virtual denial of justice."  Hallontino used to say of Bovill,'  "With a little moro cipcri^ite I'.'o-  vill would bo tho worst judge of tho  bench," I la buiievcd tlio letter to  bo genuine and simuwoned hi.*! broth t  judges lo advb'o '|-.i::j how to act. in  such nn .unp.'wpdenl'-d inlerfcrenro  with tho ndnilnistration of justice.  Luckily one nf bis- junior contemporaries had tho wisdom to suggest that-  the bt'.'-t cotir.se v.-im to t*eo if thu  loiter were really (..;ituine Ijeforo ron-  sldering (he grave constitutionnl  tpioHtlnn involved, T,v. reupon they  sent down to Sir Aluernon, lie flow  to Wentnilnster, Of course, the thine  was n muiisirou.s forgery, nnd ho wiih  In tlmo to" prevent tho precipitating  of the thunderbolt that Would ine.vl<-  ably havn left the bench hud Hovill  not been wisely cotiuhielod, Tlio author was neiw tUxcovavvd, nor did  they iisceiliiin how ho iiwinnged to  get hold of ofllcdil treasury nolo paper for the purpose.--St. .lames lift-  zelle.  '.'.';������.-   .Wi mo* j   ,U.4������ lull*;,  Amnesia, or loan ot memory, Is clilefly  Intere-dlnu to tho p������y<-holo{**|B(<* nn  throwing itome light on tlio nature of  iiK-mnry itself.   A perfect act of mem-  ltl,v -.tj|t.>������ai)������ Oi lUH'tf lllitUIICl ucih���������pt'fv  crvatlon or fixation of certain staji-H of  the nerve cells, reproduction of these  and. perhaps most remarkable of all,  recognition of them as reproductions In  their, relations. Morbid states of tho  memory mny refer to any of the*'"  plumes of an not which is ������������ ni-irvolous  i::iai;,v!l;l:;g In nature. Tlurcau'about  UMWWXiO ncrvo cells in tho ������ur-  fnce of the liunian brain. They never  dlo In health, and they are never replaced or ndded to. This 1b memory't  machine, ,      ... C. H. TARBELL.  High Gride Soves  and all Kitchen Requirements  SPORTSMENS GOODS  & GENERAL HARDWARE  Tanaka & Son,  PRALERS    IN  BItANTFORD   ....MASSEY-H ARRIS,  and other High-grade Wheels.  Wlifiel anil (tan Repairing  NEATLY: & PROMPTLY DONE.  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Competent Instructors for'Piano and  Needle-work. Cutting nnd Fitting alio  taught. Board and Tuition, $9 a month.  For particulars, address���������  SISTER SUPERIOR,    T.ouhalem P. O.  I.   O.   F.  ������OUKT DOMINO,   8518,  meoti  the last Monday in the month  in the K. of P. Hall.  Visiting Brethren invited.  17m 12t w>  n'-m������a_MM������n<!t_riiWf-i������������i4.\>; .i-war-ww^-ic-****^^ ���������������" J***' ���������*������������������������'la-.v-fc-'-^aptai h������m.������**-m-i>i������*������������������������*������  THE CUMBERLAND NEWSJ^W SENSATIONS  CUMBERLAND, B.C.  Deer mid' Sleep. i  Beer reverse the' apparent, order ot \  nature, for they eleep in the daytime  and feed at night. How much sleep  they do take is a matter of contention  ���������rven aiming experienced stalkers. Some  Bay little, ethers much. On the whole,  wc~ are inclined to agree with the for-  Bicr, for it has to bo rememberpd that  they chew., the'end^wben lying down.  Two most experienced and observant  foresters, the oue in Argyllshire'and  the oilier in Aberdeenshire, thus pave  their opinions: "Deer sleep or rest from  about 10 or 11 a. m. to -1 p. in," "Deer  Bleep from noon to T> p. in."  It is no uncommon occurrence to  come on deer asleep. A stalker in tbo  Black-mount had the rare experience  of coming upon a parcel of seven stags,  all sound asleep. A herd was seen to  move In Qlenfeshie. but one stag remained behind, lying motionless. On a  careful approach he was found to bo  asleep. Perhaps, however, the oddest  occurrence of this nature happened in  Braemore, when a stalking party on  going up to the stag which had just  been shot found a three-year-old close  to it fast asleep. In fact. It is by no  means rare to get within a yard or  tvr* of a Bleeping deer.���������Scottish Field.  x-*''   .      , ��������� : ������������������ ���������  Through the Earl of Denbigh, who  commanded the Honorable'..Artillery  of London'during- its recent Aineriean  visit, King Edward has sent a framed and signed photograph oI' himself  to the Ancient and Honorably Artillery of Boston.  i *u'i\JU  Coiiiiigvood   Crigbt's  Disease   Cure  Brings fo tight dtliers Equally  Wonderful.  Mrs. Fred. FSii'ip of Egiingtoa Jells  of Her teaitabls  Experience.-  Dear Sirs,���������.!, was I'or .seven y(.>lrs.i.i  jsufferer from Bronchial trouble, and  would be. so hoarse at times that 1  could scarcely speak above a whisper. I got no relief from'anything  till I tried "your MI'NA'HD'S ..UO.NEY  BALSAM. Two bottles gave relief  and six bottles made a c-nnjlete  cure. 1 would heartily/recommend it  to anyone .suCiVring' from throat, or  lung trouble.  J.  I-1. VAXBrSKIHK.  Fredericton. ��������� ���������  How   comfortable   it   is   to  be  rich  TnTjugirTo^JrT^  Mtaarfo Liniment Cures Garget in Cws.  Any young man who has never been  in love ought to have mon<>y in the  savings bank.  Discharged- from two ^Toronto Bos  pitals ��������� Dodd's Kidney Fills  Brought Back Her Health.  The Brighton, Kngland, Aquarium  has 41 tanks, and is 715 feet long by  loo feet wide. It is the largest in  the world.  Much distress nml sickness' In children  i.s caused by worms, Mother''('raves'  Worm 'Exterminator Rives relief bv removing' the cause, (.live it a trial und  bo convinced.  A Kingston lady owns a bird which  is over twenty years old. Kvidently  that feathered songster, like many of  Kingston's fair maidens, is 1,00 ancient lo sing woll.  IT I,AYS ,\ STlLlwlXCi .IIA.NI> ON  PAIN,���������Kor pains in the joints mid liinlif  ���������and for I'lioiiinulic pains, neuralgia unci  hvmbatro, V>r. ThoinuH' Kclecti-ie, till is  without a ))������er. Well rub'boil in, the skin  Absorbs (t and it iiuiokl'y und iH-nn'innnt-  \y rolioves the ulToeted part, .ll.a value  pivin from the hotly, und for that nnod  lies' in its magic property of removing  fluidity  It   is  prized.  Toronto, Feb. 8���������(Special.>..The report from Collingwood ���������of the wonderful cure of .Mrs. Thomas Adams  of Bright's Disease by '"odd's Kidney  Tills has aroused great interest here  and tho discussion of it has brought  out the fact that Mrs. Adams' case  is not an isolated one, that right  in Toronto there are people who,'suffering from the most dreaded and. fatal of Kidney Diseases, have found a  positive and permanent cure in  Dodd's Kidney PiFls.  One of the most striking cases that  has been'brought to light'is that of  Mrs. Fred Philip, now residing on  Broadway ave., Eglinton, one of the  northern-suburbs of the city. That  Mrs. Philip was suffering from  Bright's Disease and was in a most  dangerous' state., there is not the  shadow of, a doubt. She was in two  city hospitals, Grace and the Oeneral,  and left both places without a hope  for the future.  In tlio Hospitals,  In Grace Hospital the doctors wished' to operate on her but she objected, and leaving the hospital called in  another doctor. He told her at once  that she had Bright's Disease ni.d  had her removed to the General Hospital. The doctors here .demurred to  an operation on account of the danger.  On being discharged a second time  without benefit Mrs.- Philip stopped  the doctors and started to take  Dodd's Kidney ['ills. Tbe result is  that to-day all the tnrril-fc swelling  -is-gonCj��������� shu-is-able-to-do-all-hcr���������own-  work as well as look alter her bright  little four-year-old child.  In an interview 31rs. Philip spoke  freely of her terrible trouble and iravc  unstinted praise to Dodd's Kidney  Pills.  Mrs. Philip's Story.  "I was sick for six months," she  said, "before taking Dodd's Kidney  Pills. During that time I wus six  weeks in Grace Hospital and two  months in the General Hospital. I  was told in. both places that nothing  more could bo done for me. I started taking Dodd's Kidney IMUs m April and am still using them. They  have done me a world of good. The  Dropsy has all left me and T am now  doing all my own work just tho same  as I was before I was sick."  The talk these cases has caused has  also served Lo show how general the  uso of Dodd's Kidney Pills has bo-  como and how numerous arc the euros  effected of Pain in the Back, llheum-  atlfiin, Dropsy, and all the other results of disesacd Kidneys, In fact,  cures by Dodd's Kidney Pills cau he  found by tho hundred, but a case In  which they have failed to cura baa  vet to be reported.  A  niivn  In reduced circmiistancos is  not n. woman's idea of u bnrgivMi.  THE  HANDKERCHIEF.  Tliore "Was a Time When  it v.'aa an  UnuieniioHtiblo' Artivle.  The evolution of the pocket handkerchief ia odd and Interesting.' There was  a time when it was an unmentionable  thing, says Modern Society of London  ���������an article to lie kept out of sight ���������and  referred-to ouly in a whisper. . In polite conversation it was carefully avoided, aud as to one's being caught using  a handkerchief it meant social ostracism.  This state of things obtained up* to  the time of the first Napoleon, when the  Empress Josephine-brought it forward  for a personal reason. Tlie only''defect  in her beauty was an irregularity of,  the teeth, and to hide this she used a  delicate little handkerchief, which from  time to time she raised to her lip-;.  Thus she. was enabled to laugh'occasionally. Seeing that it was a case of  either laughter going out or handkerchiefs coming into fashion, the court  ladies adopted the pretty pieces of cambric and lace.  Iu England the evolution of the article which is now so openly displayed  by women was equally slow. There  was a time when it was forbidden to  mention it on the stage or to make use  of it even in tbe most tearful situation,  while the people iu the gallery and the  pit shed their tears into their laps.  Even when it was mentioned for the  first time in one of Shakespeare's plays  it was received with hisses and general  indignation by the audienceV Little by  little, however, the prejudice gave way,  and a time came wnen the handkerchief could be flourished in broad daylight /'  A Coin In the Sc*.  A coin dropped into the sea will sink  to tbe bottom, however deep it is, owing  to the.fact that the metal is heavier  than the volume of water tbat it displaces.  It is a common but mistaken notion  that the density of the sea increases  with its depth and consequent pressure,  as does tlie density of the atmosphere,  which we all know is greatest at the  earth's surface. The air, however,(like  all gases, is elastic, and, when under  pressure (as with its own weight),  shrinks in volume and gains in density.  Water, on the other hand, is absolutely incompressible, and, although the  pressure in the sea increases at the  rate of about one pound for every two  *feet~we"descendrthe"den~sity"of"the"wa"  tcr remains the same; consequently the  penny continues to outweigh the water  it displaces and the coin sinks until it  finds a solid resting place. The pressure of the water has no influence at  all on the coin, acting as it docs ou all  sides equally.  ! A reihiod wom-in seems,, to think  ; barbaric loode.-j emphasize her. 1 oiino-  ��������� mont.  The really brilliant talk;*r is one  who is brilliant enough to keep st'll  ���������when he hasn't anything Vo say.  FT*"���������-���������������������������'i;  ''II  1  r ���������ir**" .' i''""-*^TiM-i-cir.M������Traij)i������jr*~|-i.Tarl  Life, as Omar says, r.u-.v he a :-"ingle of existence. It's k>o bud the  ��������� bright has worn off in so many instances.  No woman is always right, and no  woman's husband is always wrong.  When  Thraatensd Waih Bronchitis, Asthma,  Pneumonia or  Serious Lung Troubles Bo Sure to Get tho Genuine  OR. CHASE'S f,m LiHSEEB M TURPENTINE.  For generations tho value of turpentine u.s a< remedial agent in all  affections of the bronchial tubes and  lungs bus been well known.  it remained for Dr. Chase .to so  combine turpentine, linseed and half  a dozen other ingredients as to not  only make a wonderfully successful  medicine, but also one that is so  pleasant to the taste as to be sought  for by children.  The sale of Dr. Chase's Syrup of  Linseed and Turpentine is more than  three; times that of . many .similar  rdjiiedies. The result of this success  i'Ta host of imitations.  When attacked by coug-hs and colds  which threaten to reach, the lungs  and prove serious; when awakened by  children with croupy coughs, gasping  for breath, you cannot afford to'trust  to imitations.  Mr. John Pollard, Echo Bay, Ont.,  writes:���������*"i was troubled last v.'inter,  with a very bad cold, which wus beginning to settle on my lungs. I was  so hoarse that I could scarcely speak  fttrd had a nasty hacking cough,  which I could not get rid of. Ona  bottle of Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine cured ine, and  I can heartily recommend it."  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and  Turpentine is sold by all dealers at  the advertised price, -25 cents a bottle, family size (three times as  large) 60 cents. Edmanson, Bates &  Co^, Toronto.  To protect you against imitations  the portrait and signature of Dr. A.  W-. Chase, the famous receipt book-  author, are on every bottle..  Do You Want  SOME ONE TO HANBLE r(IUR SHIPMENTS O  TO CONSIGN YOUR GRAIN TO A RELIABLE FIRM     /  PROMPT SERVICE AND CAREFUL ATTENTION ���������  If to, the undersigned wants your business and will endeavor to give satlslnctlou-  Cashadvanced on consignments.     Reference:   Union. Bank of Canada.  The oldest established Grain Commission  Merchant in Winnipeg.  Grain   Exchange.  Winnipeg.  l-fc isn't true  BECAUSE we say i*t, k>u-*fc  wo say i-t BECAUSE i-t's true  A nuin naturally believeK in the  survival of the Ittt.est as long as he  11 VON,    Orders have recently been oxeni'od  in Japan for u, supply of llshliiir nelis  for AIiihI'ii, viiluwl ul, Sao,000.  Ibard'1 Uuinicat tares Distemper,  Charity .IJa-jInN nt homo. Something  uuiHt have duniined I In.' i'tro.im pretty  nmir the heml, for. very Utile of It  over gets nwny from its Hlartliui,'  point.  Hiutii' urtistH know an little alinut, u  work of art um thoy do about the art  of work,  Sayings without, morals at'n like  morn Ik never naifl���������no good,  Diulily B������nnipfil.  Wllll(v-Dml(l,v, why enu a man run  fwater than n hoy?  Dad-Been use hi/fl bigger,  Willie-1������ Hint It? Then why don't  tlio hind wheels of 11 wagon run foator  tlmn thff front own'/  JUut iind uuvu it up.  When it cmiiios to riRiuy in the  world too 'many of us are .poor climbers,  Dover's Y-Z (Wise I'lond) Uisitil'wt-  ant Soap Powder ih a boon to any  homo. It dlHinfectij and cleans at the  Hiniio time, .to  Fast D*ys la Rnn-ia.  Fast daya in Russia are numerous.  Besides the ordinal"*; Lenten period,  which, however, iu Russia is forty-  eight days long Instead of forty, they  have threo shorter periods of fasting���������  one of nineteen days in June, oue of  fourteen days In August, and another  of thirty-three days in November and  December. There are also three single  days of fasting, of which two ape also  holidays. ,.  Fasting Is a serious matter In Russia,  for flab, milk and eggs are forbidden  as well ns meats. The result Is that the  markets for such products aro largely  cut off for about one-third of the year  and dairy farming becomes unprofitable, as strict observance of fasts Is a  weightier matter with the people than  honesty or any othor feature of our  system of morals.  "I noticed," remarked Urusqm-ly,  "that you took your hut olT when  you telephoned Just now, and then  put It back ngaln. May I asi* vou  why? " "Cerlnlnly," said Comtly,  "I wan telephoning to a lady,"  Avers  A nice thlnix about hnvlnpr children  is that It keeps n imin'B wits sharpened  to prevent thorn from dlM-overlm* how  tmieh b'l doesn't linow.-New York  1-reu,       ______________  Jn������< ������ Dream.  "What aro you moving over 10 far  forr naked the young man passenger  ���������0 tbt nlr ���������hip.  **Wcll," answered the sweet young  tiling, "wo'ro going to puss through  another dark cloud In a minute, and  you irrlnlito my waist drortdfully ovory  tint* you kiss mo,"~Jtidlannpol"i Sua.  Feed your hair; nourish it;  Rive it something to live on.  Then it will stop falHng, and  will grow long and heavy.  Ayer's Hair Vigor is the only  Hair Vigor  hair food you can buy. For 60  yeara it hus been doing just  what we claim it will do. It  will not disappoint you,  Charlci Lamb'* Ornco.  On one occasion when Edmund Clarence Stcdninn wns visiting In New  England he was called upon by the  head of tho house whllo ut dinner to  invoke the divine blessing. *'I was  rather surprised and for half a mltiuto  ���������oi'tfly tempted," said Mr. Stedimm In  relating the Incident. "Then I rose to  tUe occasion dud asked a grace which  I rniDoraberod." "But, Mr, Stedmnn,"  demanded a young woman of tho purty  onserly, "to wlint were you sorely  tempted?" "To do ns Charles Lnmb  did uudor similar circumstances." "And  thnt was?" "Ho looked ubout the hoard  and asked In surprise, 'Is there ho  clergyman present?' The host shook  hl������ bend, Then Lumb prayed, 'For this  and all other mercies, 0 Lord, rauke u*  truly tlinnkfull"*  SM  v. and Brooms  I  Clean -tho best andwear tho longest.  Sold by all Dealers.  wmmmemtimma&m<mBEm&  Aro   Vou   Bulldlne ?     I* so,   ua������,  EDDY'S IMPEmUS SHEATHING  The Best Building; Papor IN/lcsicl-o.  It Is very much stroni*������r and thicker than any other (tarred or b������tld>  Inp*) paper, Tt is Impervious to wind, keeps out cold, keeps tn heat, c������r������  ries no smell or odor, absorbs no moisture, Imparts no taste or flavor to  Anything with which It comes in contact. It is largely used not only ter  sheeting houses, but (or lining cold storage buildings, refrigerators, dairies, creameries, and all places whoro the objoct is to keep an even ������-d  uniform temperature, and at tho saine time avoiding dampness.  Write oup Agents, TEEB ft PEI1B8E, Winnipeg, for samplta.  The E. B. EDDY CO., Limited, HULL.  ��������� Kf Mr umiJ to ,be T������rr ihprt. lint ������fear  mini- Ajar'* U������Jr Vigor i ihort t me it bsaui  to prow, nnd now It ji fourtean liiojjeillonf.  SpriGgi, Colo.  Thli itemt s iplinitld reiult to i  slnioi������wlt)iniif������njrhftlr.,r   M  Vint, 4, u, vino, amnio  fl.M ������ Bottle,  A?Ldru|g__u  J. O. ATM CO.,  IVbon Wit Is rerroot.  When wit l������ combined with nonw  nnd Information, when It la ttofteued  by benevolence and'restrultied hy strong  prlnclplen, whon It li In the Imndfl of  ������ man who can uho It and denplie It,  who can bo witty and HutuuthiiiK witch  better than wltly, who lovus honor,  Ju������tIco, doceuoy, jjood nature, morality  and religion ten thousand time* better than wit-wit Is thon a beautiful  and delightful part of our naturo.���������  Sydney biuiiu.  sSJ^seSi  Try OGILVIE'S  "ROYAL  HOUSEHOLD"  A PERFECT  SOLD-IN  FLOUR  ORIGINAL  FOR--  FACKAOES  BREAD  ONLY-  AND���������  BY ALL  PASTRY  DEALERS.  Gray's  Syrup  of Red  Spruce  Gum.  Cures Coughs  GRAY'S SYRUP doet that ona thine,  and does it wen. It'a no <-cnre-aJl," but  a CURB for ������11 throat and tang troubl**,  CiKAV'a t-VKUP Ui- KlvL������ Cat'KbCit  CUM slops the krltating tickle -- takea  away tbe soreness���������aootht and heala the  throat-and CURES COUGHS to itiy  cured.  None the leu effective; beca-ua U ii  ples.intit tn 1������V*������  23 cU, bottla,  Prnollont.  Tondftr-DId you over notice that  most of tbo Ores thnt broalt out suddenly und uprend quickly aro duo to apon-  tntiooii"* ponihii-iHMTiV  IIousoUeep-No. but I've often thought  wlmt a spli'iulld thlnw Kpontaiu-oua  iduihiiHtlon would be If you could only  keep It on tap to Unlit tho kitchen tire  wltb.-lHiIIadoiphla Prct-m.  A ���������.rtind liiisini'Mh mini ami ���������������   uuod      Ucv.    John   |>',   Uiimoii \h iload In  nuin an.* not nwoHKiirlly hviioiioiuoiih,  So������ttlf* oi piuniinoiiia,   Mu wns Known  - - ��������� 'all iivi-r th.' I'ariilr norihw.iU ;-.������ fh"  iTniiowny'M Corn Cum in ������ wncinoi'for \ "HmtTyintr pan-ton," hnvln-jt rnitn-lort  till'    I'l'll'IOVIll     of ""'" *"  liitvt-  nt������vor  pvoii th������ worst kind. (  riy h t'liru ������,ur������ i������ ������ H-H'i'iMovior i   unuiyii-**   |-niTtun,     iiiiviiik   iiiu-ii-'>i  v'hI   ot ror.i.1  nnrt     w*rts.      *' ; J/jN* njUpl-'.-J.    It |s Kiltd tli.it ������>������������������ lvl'1  ^.'rrt'.n'/ " ,,,">!i '    ""'lute reword in thu U.iiu-rt Hiutw.  Tho worn',* oin1 luokw (h������ ni'������ru  h������tOH mirrors.  one  W.������M. U.NO,4������7. ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY,  uscription  $2 oo a year,  -WI. B. Hnoerson. JEMtor.  ^Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should get copy in by  9 a.m. day before issue.  The Editor will not be responsible for the  views, sentiments, or any errors of comyosi-  tion of letter correspondent*!.  Job Work Strictly C. 0. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  It IB generally understood that  EuBsia iB fighting for ice-free ports  on the Pacific, and Japan for an  outlet in Korea. The fight is really between eastern and western  civilization. If Japan wins, the  east will h-.ve the chance to reassert itself and to develop along  national lines. If Russia conquers  the Ea^t will sink to the position of  vassal and customer of the West.  The war is likely to be a turning  point in history. Since the Turks  were stopped at the Danube the  larger history of the world has  written the slow conquest of the  East by the West. It has shown  no stay. But the aggression of  Europe was all the more formidable  that it was largely peaceful. All of  Asia, except China and Japan, is  pretty definitely marked out for  occupation ultimately by some  European power. If Japan is  humbled and China divided, the  process will be completed; the political entity will be destroyed, and  the east as a peculiar civilization  impaired, A great sympathy must  go out to Japan, she is fighting for  ^AsiaJorJjie Asiatics."  Reading     about     earthquakes  which have been recently felt on  this coast,   our sympathetic connection with the earth on which we  liveis distinctly brought out by an  earthquake.    There is a kind of  terror in the world itself; perhaps  nothing brings this out so much as  the description with illustrations  of falling houses, gaping earth, and  fleeing, panic-stricken people, which  was fortunately   not  the case in  Victoria.    This   appeals   to the  imagination like the fervid preach  er's pictures of the Last Judgement,  but personal experience must be  ' quite another thing.   One realizerf  then not only the feeble, fleeting  tenure of human life, buttheuns-ub-  stantiality of creation itself.   The  one permanent thing ���������the solid  globe itself���������is but a poor trembling thing in which little trust can  be placed.   Man is placed in such a  state of fear from which there is no  refuge.   There are certain sanctuaries to which we can flee from  crime, or to find repose, but in these  seconds of  disaster  the churches  themselves are the least secure refuges.    Man hue built  thorn for  shelter from the elements and thoy  only become Die dreaded instruments of destruction.    We realize  that the anticipation of danger, is  for most people, greater than its  actual presence.    Tho mind that  has come in contact with an earth*  quake has to a certain extent lont  its tone.   The world can never bo  exactly the same towards it, aud  tlio aspect of the place whoro this  contact was experienced is essentially ttltcicd. People who hn vol ivorl  wueru carthquuk-o' uro of frequent  occurrence say that the more experience one has of earthquakes (lie  more one dreads them, and that in  time the nerves become as shaken  and uncertain  as the earth  on  which wo walk,    It might be a  matter of temperament, as it is  about fear in battle���������some soldiors  never go into a battle without somo  feeling of alarm.   If tbere was such  a thing bk measuring the seismic  action of the soul, as there is of tho  , earth, the student would doubtless  ' find that the minds of p-ople subject to earthquake are different from  the minds of tho?e undisturbed by  this direful influence.  AN ENTERPRISING FIRM.  The firm of S, Nak.mo & Bro.,  the Japanese firm who run the brick  and tile works at Union Bay, besides their other ventures, have  entered into extensive farming operations on the south end of Denman  Island. Some years ago they purchased the old McDonald ranch, a  deserted homestead that was then a  picture of dreariness, and later acquired the Pickard ranch, which  fiom long neglect was in much the  same condition as McDonald's,  Any one who knew the McDonald  ranch (the headquarters) as it was,  and visiting it to-day, would be  amazed at the change the indus-  trous and enterprising holders have  wrought in it. Good substantial  farm buildings occupy what was  once common. A good house has  been modelled from the old tumbled  down shack formerly there, and  storehouses, tool hout-e, blacksmith  shop, arid woodshed, &c,have been  built adjacent. A fine stock of tools,  carpenter and blacksmith, and of  garden and farm implements of the  best patterns of European and  Japanese, enable the holders to do  any work required on the faim,  and there is no delay by reason of  having to go 10 or 15 miles th have  a machine repaired. Back of the  old home farm, about a quarter  mile, lies what is known as the  ** Marsh," which was formerly a  quaking bog. A splendidly laid  out ditch now drains this, converting it into 20 acres of the richest  lamd-obtaitiablerand-dver��������� which-a-  team may travel at any season.  Two crops were raised on this plot  last year, the first of oats'and the  second of green feed. On the two  places, over 100 acres were slashed  last year, and 40 acres cropped, and  it is but a matter of time to see the  whole of the good land on the places  under cultivation and pasture,  which, roughly reckoned, will be  about 200 acres, there being 450 in  all. The firm at the present time  have 200 sheep, 35 or 30 hogs, 25  cattle, including good Jerseys, and  a span of good horses. The old  orchard has been improved, nnd  young trees planted in the' vacancies. Strawberries, raspberries, &o.,  have been set. and rhubarb plants  by the score raised from seed, thus  giving little garden luxuries which  are too often neglected on the beginners ranch.  Mr Nakano's brother, who is the  manager of the farm, is clever  enough lo successfully carry through  any job, whether of blacksmithing,  carpentering, or other incidental  work which the exigencies of a  ranch life demands, and many a  man of superior agricultural training could read a wholesome lesson  in perseverance and industry on the  Japanese model farm.  Telegraphic News   a    .  Victoria, 7 th���������A remarkable  scandal has juat been undurthed in  winch a number of Chinoue were  charged of RolKnR liquor without a  licence and evidence produced to  tho effect that last year on tbe payment of certain sums of money into the Oity TroaBury, the then  Mayor, Mr McCandless, gave a  sort of carte blanche permission to  the Chinese to sell Chinese and Jap  iiquon* in ChiiwluWii, la view uf  these circumstances the defendants  wero allowed to go on suspended  sontenoe, In summing up, Magistrate Hall used tho following language;���������"The application for these  lioeucc* that havo boon put in, show  that the applicants are frauds".  The evidence shows there was a  complete understanding between  the Mayor of Victoria and Tim  K>e, president of Chinese Board of  Trades, representing the Chinese.  | It is available of the law in my  opinion of the grossest kind if licences of this nature are to have a  legal binding effect, the legislature  m.ght as well go out of business.  Lisa contract by the Mayor in  which .the law can be set aside and  treated as of no effect. ThiB is a  t-pecies of blackmail. This transaction comes pretty close to conspiracy. Mayor McCandless' evidence was most extraordinary, as  they needed revenue he had granted them verbal permission to sell  on the understanding that they  would not be molested while he  was in power. This was done.  Tim Kee was also examined and  explained that 40 Chinamen were  in the same ship and they only  contributed $5 apiece.  Viotorit*,, April 11���������Ex-Mayor McCandlcs  has given notice tbat he deiuunda a thorough  investigation in the serious allegations made  against his tonor and integrity by Magistrate Hall, for selling Chinese liquor  licenses at $5 whereas tbe civil license to  white men to eellwhisky is $300, has oaused  a profound sensation in Victoria. The investigation take* place this week and promises to be one of ths most startling revelations on .corruption in certain quarters  ever known in Western Canada. J. P.  Walls, a prominent lawyer, said he had  been offered two thousand dollars by the  Chinese merchants if he could arrange that  licenses to sell liquor in the fashion which  they were ultimately successful in securing  could be obtained. Mr Walls said���������"I told  them it could not be done, I dismissed the  suggestion as preposterous, Why? It is  illegal. The authorities would never consent to such arrangements. '"That's all  right," said the Chinamen who interviewed  me, "it can be done; I have got a hint in  that direction," I again told him it was  impossible, and he went away. I noticed  afterwards the CnTnauTatTI_I3~5oTrgiWmF"  any business, for you know Chinamen cannot understand anything but success.  London, 9th���������The Anglo French  Colonial Treaty was signed in the  Foreign Office in London to-day.  The arrangements are regarded as  satisfactory on both tide's;  Chefoo, 11th���������A Chinese steamer has just arrived from New Ch-  wang. The port pilots would not  respond to her signals for them to  take the vessel up the river. Several British steamers found themselves in the same predicament,  Tbe port of New Oh wang is now  closed to commerce.  Offering this week at the Cash  Furniture Store. Stair carpets,  linoleums, baby buggies and go-  carts,.children's high chairs, youths  dining chairs, tables in endless  variety, wire, jumbo and moss  mattresses, sideboards, bedsteads,  Rocking chairs from $2 up; bed  steads from $3 ; wire springe, $3 ;  iron bedstead with wire ppring  mattress, complete, $8.���������A. Nick-  KR80N,  YOUNG PEDIGREE YORKSHIRE  PIGS from the herd of J. E. Brethour Bur-  ford, Oat,, eight weeks old, 910 each, 8.  0, White Leghorn Eggs, $1,60 per lft.���������P,  Robson, Mayne Island, B.C.  To Lease or for Sale.  A RANCH of lOOuorei, In Comox Die-  triot, about 20 sores clear And partly oloar,  with yood barn,���������Apply this Office,  ii, j.-a ju-i u Juuii!)iL.L.ii,-j--iu. ,i.i ,'i| mi. -" law m  TO LEASE, Batly's Farm, by the  year, For particulars, apply to  Chas. Brieve?, Wont, Lawn, Sand-  ���������vick, r.0,, Comox.  wemMemmmummm mMWimwmmmmmmgmmm  WANTED  JM-MU-Vi* KWitiwi-.Ni'AUVj'''' ll'.L county  nnd adjoining territories lo represent  and advertise an old established business  house of solid financial standing. Salary  $3i weekly, with Expenses advanced  each Monday by check direct from headquarters. Horse and buggy furnished  when neui.-n-try- po.Uiim permanent.  Address Dlew Bros. & Co., Room 6io  Monnn Bldg., Chicane, IU.  A Bank Account  AND A  Full Pocketbook  Y  Result from a course of training  by mail with the International  Correspondence Schools. We  qualify men and women for  better work and better pay, and  equip inexperienced people for  salaried positions.  That our students succeed is  proved by the hundreds of testimonials we have received from  all parts of the country.  In the following pages are  given the names, addresses,  and brief mention of the advancement of a few ambitious  people who have increased their  salaries by enrolling for courses  .of special training in the  INTERNATIONAL  CORRESPONDENCE   SCHOOLS  IN ffrnlil Art., Scrulu, Pt  When Cold  DRIBK  -P-   SEEK;  When Warm  THE BEER WHICH WILL BEST WARM YOU  THE BEER WHICH IS THE COOLEST  Is made by the      00F*  UNION   BREWING CO., Ltd.  Phone   27.  DUNSMUIR STREET  P. O. Drawer   40  NOTICE,  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, on  and after Saturday, 2(5ch March, 1904, the  firm of Waller & Partridge, store kt-eper*.  and general merchant*, Oumharlauil, will  be dissolved and the business hitherto owned on by them will !>������������������ oarrit d on hy R Ross  Napieb and Frank Pautihiigb under the  titlu of Napikb & PAimunoK,  All account* aud b.iok; I'eh'.t- due the firm  up to the time of dissolutioh will b payable  to and oolleoted by the oil Him ������<f Waller  & Partriuuf, and a'.I liabilities up to and  after the same date will he payable by the  new firm of Navibii & PAimunriB.  HENRY WALLER.  FRANK. PARTRIDGE  R. ROSS NAPIER,  IN th* OOUNIY COURT o������ NANAIMO  HOLDEN AT "UUMBBKL AND,  In the goods of Chow Sen (Runner, No, 4)  deoeasod intestate,  NOTICE is hereby glvou that by ordor of  his Honor   Eli Harrison,  Judae  of  the  County Court of Nuuaitiio, dated tho 2ud  day of Muroh, 1004, H, P, Collta, ������f the  City of Cumberland, Olliuiul Administrator,  has been appointed Administrator of all and  singular tho goods, chatties, and orodits of  thu above deoeasod.  Dated this 11th day of Maroh, 1904.  O. H. BEBV.0R POTTS,  Soiioitor for the Administrator.  BREEDERS ATTENTION I  The Dairyman* and Live Stock Association have again elected me as their  Secretary, and I have been instructed  to arrange lor a shipment of Breeding  Stock, from the Eastern Provinces, and  1 am now prepared to quote you prices  and give such other information that will  ensure getting good serviceable stock  at reasonable prices,  It will be my earnest endeavour to  give the same satisfaction to the Patrons  nf th������ Association in the future, as 1 have  in tho nasi two years. Any pci-  son wanting Stock out with this shipment, who has already purchased, can  do so by applying forspace, on or before  the First day of April next,  Address all communication* to L. W.  Paislkv, Sec-TreAs. of the Dairymans  and Live Stock Association, Chilliwack,  H.C.  7t f33  You can get Pit Boots, Overalls.  Pit Caps, Ac, at rook bottom jmoee  ������t the Corner Store.   TJjE���������_CASH >_  '-FURNITURE)  STORE  Now   Open   for   Bi-sinms.  A_nJLLj_INE-���������'  OF EASTERN AND B.O.  FURNITURE,  MATTRESSES of all kind.,  LINOLEUMS,  OILCLOTHS,  CHINA MATTING,  COTS, CRADLES,  JJUGGIES and GO-CARTS.  All kinds  of  Furniture   Repaired,  Second-hand Furniture Bought    and Sold   A. Nickerson,  Dunhmuib Ava.,  OtTMr.KBL_.lt'!>,  FOR  8ALB.  160 Ao��������� Crown Grant Land  On VALDEZ ISLAND,  ������������������ ������������������������������  100 aores in Grass Pasturo, about  10 aoroR in Meadow.  House,  Barn,  Stable, and other  Outhouses.  inn *i_i_m������_������--__h nMI, iiBa-aM__a-B-MiRiia  i f*mmew**mimmmmmmimmmimwmmm*m  50 FRUIT TRBE8 in  BEARING  Well watered by a oreek j 2 miles  from Wharf, having semi-weekly  etoamer   calls   from   Vancouver,  %.���������-���������������-.��������� ii i<im-M in. ii m mm a-Miaiam ��������� * |i iii Minimi-all i-NiN ,_,   n|ii|_iHH  Iii HEAD GOOD STOCK, &c, flee.  ... ���������.., ��������� ���������-___..������������������,___,._..,������_,.. -I  .in,, .i.i-i ia-���������.���������.���������������������������, .ii i ��������� ipfr  Apply this Officr.  NOTICE.  THIRTY D0LLAE8 REWAED  Will be paid for information that will lead  to the oonviotion o( any porson guilty of  throwing reeks or othor missels against my  oaUola Courtsnsy,  JOHN JOHNSTON,

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