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 THE CUMBERLAND I  TENTH   YEAR.  CUMBERLAND,   B.C.   TUESDAY,  APRIL 25, 1904.  It!?!?*-****?'!  AT THE BIG STORE.  jsrsw   Q'OODS,   19Q4  THE FOLLOWING LINES have juat been opened up and placed on our  oounrera f>r your inspection. ,  A Splendid Assort*)  mentof     .. ,  White  Wear  Corset Covers,  Chemises, Drawers, -  Night 9owns and  Underskirts.  *Au Endless Variety  of English and  . Canadian  Prints  ia all the  Newest dolors  ' and the very  i  Latest Patterns  An wto p tonally Good "Line oil LADIES SUMMER  UNDERWEAR from lOo. to65o.  A CHOICE SELECTION OF  Duck,     Pique,     and  Linen Skirts.  We would draw y������ur atiet.tiou io Two P-trticralar AttractiveLi.es iu our  Gents   Furnishing   Dept.  A very Up-to���������Date lot of Negligee Sairts in all the newest  shapes and Fabrics'.  8 dozen Blaik Sate-n Shirts-rj-Spiecial Value���������rRegular Price  everywhere, $1.25, our price $1.   .'���������      ���������     ���������  Nicholles & Renouf; Ld.  61 YATES STREET,; VICTORIA, B; C,      ;/  Just received large., shipment of  .-'<?:'  ,"l������> ,  .MT,  iKoasri/^a-s  Local and Personal  Simon Leiser & Co for bargain  in fi.-hingiod and tackle.  Capes of animals ears being clipped are reported from Comox.  Mr and Mrs G. L. Courtney paid  Cumberland a visit lant week.  Messrs Campbell Bros, are improving their premises and will  open up a line of groceries, &c.  Mrs Joe Walker is back from  Ferilie where she went to attend  her father's funeral.  The marriage of Mies Dunsmuir  and Mr, Bromley will take place  earlp in June at Victoria.  A farewell dunce was given to  Mine Farmer on Thursday evening  by her Cumberland friends. Mrs  Farmer and family left ou Friday  morning for Roseiyn.  Mrs J. Thompson who has been  ill in the hospital with pneumonia,  is .ufflciently improved to be pei-  mit ed to be removed to her home.  Get a Butler Bicycle. A high  yrade whi-el at a popular price-  Ladies and Gents only $35. Not  one cheap feature in frame or equipment. On show and sale at Simon  Leiser's Big Store.  The anniversary 1.0 O.F. concert,  this evening promises to be a great  success. Don't forget the dance  after the concert.  Brown Leghorn's Eggs, 1st. Prize  .winners, 75cts a setting. S. F.  Dobson; Courtenay.  r Mr J. S. H:<rvey of Sandwick,  who has been* confi. ed to his bed  The drawing for 37 pieceo of hand-  painted china, for the benefit of J.  Davies, will take place at Mj John  McLeid's store an M;.y 23rd.  Mrs Dowdall will le.ive for Vic-  tora on Friday morning with her  little daughter Madge, who has  been in failing health for some time  The many friends of Mr Harford  of the lute fir>n of Stevenson & Co.,  Cumberland, will regret to learn of  his cleuise at Nanaimo on Saturday  He leaves a widow and child. The  deceased had been a sufferer from  that dread disease consumption.  The premises next to A. H. Pea-  cey's are being enlarged and fitted  up by Mr R. Short for the convenience of Messrs T Whyte und W.  Hayman who will open their grocery store there shortly. Mr Whyte  goes below thi." week to complete  his purchases.  A horrible case of cruelty to a cat  is reported near town and will be  investigated by one of the members  of the S.P.C.A. The unfortunate  animal it appears annoyed the  owner with its cries, when he seized  it in his own cabin and deliberately  cut it to pieces with a knife, threatening to do the same to bis wife if  she interfered. A warrant will be  issued for the fiend's1 arrest if the  tru-h can be ascertained.  The  MAGNET  CASH STORE.  1904 Wall Paper.  1904 Fishing Supplies.   ������������������*  " '    ���������*��������� ��������� ��������� 1 ill ii^   .1 ���������������������������������i^������i    ^mmm^m.  1904 Varnish Stains.  1904 Paints, Kalsomining,  Floor Stains, etc.  1904 Kitchen Requirements.  T. E BATE,  DUN8BCUIB AYS.  Cumberland  &*���������  ���������^ CULTIVATOR iUHEELuH'OKSfEw^  .*!<���������-      .*"''���������'    V.,," VERY .LVTRNT IMPKOmKNTS.'" '-'���������" -"* .   ''1  Call and see then, or wriue-for catalogue-* and prices.  Telephone 82.  Sole Agents for B.0,  PO.D.awor 568  Did you ever atop to think  ������������������ Weiler"  STANDS FOR ALL THAT IS  GOOD AND RELIABLE IN THB  Furniture : Trade.  POR OVER 40 YEARS in tbe one line of Im-iinem  ���������*���������' of Furnishing Homei*,'iind our oonbumnl growth  provo* our tnonhods of oouduodug this buaueHu aio  cornet.  LARGE ILLUSTRATED CATALOG UE  Mailed Free.      ..        ..      Write for it at onoo.  through illness for the pa������?t week,"  i'8-imfirdvi^ynHheaUh.-.' ';  CaptamlOTudin  and  Miss K  COUNCIL  MEETING-  Present���������The Mayor, Aids. Mc-  Fa.lyen, Wiilard, Grant, Daniels.  Minutes read and adopted.  Accounts presented���������Mrs Milli-  WEILER BROS,,     Victoria, B.C,  COMPLETE FURNISHER8.  CUMBERLAND.  Meat Market  Choicest Meats  ,   8uy*>li������d at Loweat Market Frieei  Vegetables  A Great Variety will ftlwayt be  In atoek j  alio a rayply of  Fresh Fish  will be w &������itt ever** WwiuetMiay  NOTICE.  I beg (0 inform Iho public that  on and aft������r January l8t, 1004, my  buajnese will be strictly cush, by so  doing loan glvo my Patrons bolter  satisfaction,  T. H. CAREY, Tailor.  VV"AiN ihiUi Janitor tor the Cum?  berlnnd Pubiio School, Por Par*  tiottlari, apply to Tho*. H, Carry,  secretary.  GtitxtififF passed,"through Comox on  a trip north last week, and wen-  guests of Mrs Harvey, Captan  Gaudiu's daughter.  Mr De Horsey, and Dr. Alder-  ston-' of the **F!ora" wete renewing  old acquaintances in Comox lat-t  week, and left .tin Friday for Victoria.  Large assortment of garden tool������  and all the new seeds at the fig  Store. .   '      . .1  The Japanese of this place are  not behi ud ha nd* with their patriotism In the neighborhood of -12000  have been subi-oribed by the relatively small Japanese population  for the War Fuind.  FOR 8ALE* an Kaetman No. 8  folding cortridge Kodak, complete  in leather case,' Price $12, apply  at jSfwws office.;  We have received a "Geography  of tlm Dominion" I'sued by direct-  ion of Hob. Cl Sifton, A very complete, well compiled and well illustrated little book, The maps ate  pariioiilurly clear and well printed.  Mr and Mrs Rpbt, Grant went  to Nanaimo lasiTu6><day to attend  the funeral of Mrs Grant'B brother,  W. McCutoheon who was drowned  in Millatreaiu, Nanaimo. Mr and  Mrs Grant returned Thursday.  Honest Value for every dollar is  what you got attho Corner Store,  Tho wedding of Miss Harriett  Yates of, Golden, daughter of Rev,  0, F. Yates, and nieou of Mr* J, D,  Beckrnan, late of Cumberland, look  place at Golden on April iltfi, to  Mr Goo. Bell of the Imperial Built  staff, Winnipeg.  gan, hay, $21; Mrs Wood li us, meals  to prisoners, $1.50; L. W. NunhB,  postage, $2.60; Mrs Bell, Bcrubbfng  $!.15; S, Leieer&Co., receipt books  ������&c., 95c." Jas Abrams, coroners fee  on infant inquest, $10. .  Aid. Bate here entered.  Accounts all referred to Finance  Committee except that of Mr  Abrams* which was referred to Dr  5 a pies.  Tenders for nails���������Messrs Napier^  6 Partridge, 4in., per keg of lOOlbs1.  $3.95; C. H. Tarbell, do., $4.2$.  Napier & Partridge's tender was  accepted.  Aid. Bate reported that sanitary  committee bad made general inspc-  tion, and found that .sewers at the  "swamp " were in a bad condition;  Aid. Wiilard reported progress in  the extension incorporation. This  was further referred to committee.  Constable Bank* reported that  several people wixhed to buy old  sidewalk, Referred to Board of  Works..  Counoil adjourned,  Telegraphic News  ��������� o  Victory, 25���������Sidney Saunders, a  youni* Victorian, and the foreman  of the Sidney sawmill, in the course  of a fiacaB on Saturday afternoon  ii? whioh they were attacked with  axeB and knives by two Japaoeje,  at the Sydney sawmill, received  Such injuries that their condition*  are very critical. Saundeis aaya-  ihe Japs fought with the ferocity ofi  wild bens te. The assault grew out  of Borne difference during which the  Japanese were discharged from the-  biiw mill.    They were later on ar-V  QVH   OLTJB.  The first shoot of the Gun Club  took place last evening at the Y  a goodly number of member** at-  tonding. The following is the score:  ���������T. Bate, 9; R. Napier, 8; Ramsay, 11; Grant, 5; Lippiet, 7; An  dercon, 9; O.H. Feohnor, 18; Ruy,  5; F. Piokard, 1; K. Knide, 6; M.  Morgan, 6; J. Frew, 1; C Gannor,6  reited". "���������"���������."  '   .���������*'<���������������������������     . ~- -   ;. ���������.  Paris, 23rd���������A correspondent in.  Korea wires that China has ukenv  quite.a definite pro Japanese stand  within the last few days. It is said  that thi-j may involve serious complications between Rustic- "and  China.  SfcPetersburg, 23���������Viceroy Alex-  ieff's announcement of a launch and  the Ioob of 21 men by the explosion  oil a Russian torpedo at Port Arthur  has added to the gloom whioh hat-  prevailed since the disaster to the*  PetrOpiiulbvsk. We are paying the-:  price of enreleBsness, said a member  of the Admiralty, and previous dis*  asters Btem to teach us nothing. <���������  St Petersburg, 23���������Alexieff wirca  the Czar as follows:���������-Quite a pice*  of reconnaisanee carried out on tht  Yalu has shown that the Japanese-  are concentrating in large force..  They have one division north ofi  Wiju from whioh place they havo*  moved the Korean populace.  Berlin, 28rd���������Reported on good1  authority that Russia has abandoned her intention 0! dispatching:  her Baltic squadron to the Far Kant  because its departure would Ittft*  Russia'*, ports unguarded.  Stockholm, 23���������It is reported im  responsible quarters that otrt������lo>  strange cruft said to bt Japanese  submarine are hovering eaat coast  {Continued 011 >������<"t pair*.  Year patrooage if oordially invited, and  all ordm will Im promptly d������ltrarcd.  i. McPhee &. Son  PROfRlBTORS.  Seed  Potatoes.  Early Rosk,  Bkautv or Hriikon,   BunnANKB,  FLOwKnnAiw.  All Choice,   Hand Picked,   Selected Stock.  The Sylvester Feed Co., Tei. 413  87^89 YATE8 8TREET, Victoria.  Open your Month's Account  with an order for ���������  Five Roses Hungarian Flour.  'TWBxN'TYTOKSJustawWcJ'dlrtcHrem'thcpK  'ihe Best Fiour on the Market.      $0T Try ������ouo!  Rvfx'.ul Prices for Laror Qdantitibs.  Two Tons Soap  From the Soap Factory direct, including a 'elect lino  of AMERICAN TOILET SOAPS, from lOo, per Bo*.  NAPIER  &   PARTRIDOE COLONEL BUNKER  Ke   Tells   How   He   Put  Throu������ih  HU  Swamp Owl BUI  [Copyright. 1903. by C. B. L������wi������.]  WING been elected to the  legislature of my native  state���������to the upper house, of  co'so." said Colonel Bunker  as .'lie turned his gl.ass Upside down to  show its emptiness, "I naturally sought  the, interests.of the people at large.  While all the members of the higher  body had. heard of me and were fairly  posted on my war record, only a few  of them,knew me personally when we  gathered together. Had they beep ac-  , qualnted with me, suh���������had they  known just what sort of a man Colonel  "Buriker was���������it would have prevented  certain mistakes and saved certain per-  "sons from humiliation,  "Amonf Jae Important measures I tn-  trod'*-^ suh, was what the opposition  ftensed to term my swamp owl  ^ated,..,, It was a bill introduced on|y  ���������fter much thought and the gathering  of many statistics.    It was meant to  provide for the protection of the swanip  owls of our state by making it a mis-'  _ demeanor to kill,one at any time in the  year.   If killed during the breeding sea-  "son1' .Imprisonment -"'"vvjas added to the  'fine. .-The reading of the bill provoked  1 laugtitet\' ancl the Hon. Ca'ssius Johnson rose 'in his place and jocosely in-  *   quired'if u Ltullfrog bill-was to follow.  "My bill, suh, was the subject of gen.  --. ijeral conversation for a day or two. and  a score of senators had a good deal of  'fun at my expense.   Several newspapers also published articles calculated  to belittle the measure and bring its.  author into contempt as some sort of  freak.    I waited- thirty -sis hours and  -,   then sought out the Hou. Johnson aud  said: ' ���������  " 'M-r.. Johnson, I have the honah of  being the-champion of {he swanip owls  of thi." state,, and as ..such I Invite'yo",  to take a little, stroll with me this  xnawning.'  " ������A little stroll, eh?' he replied. 'And  ���������which way shall we stroll V'  ",'In any direction, suh���������in any direction that offers us privacy from public-view and affords us opportunity to  - Ujake a shot Or two at each other.'  ".'Yo' don't mean a challenge, colo-  =4=^^---��������� ��������� :   ���������:<"I mean nothing less, suh. Yes.  sub, on behalf of the swamp owls of  this sovereign state I challenge yo' to  meet me on the field, with or without  . seconds. It will be anew line of. amuse-  >, ment fo'ryo',  and'perhaps yo'  may  laugh-as-heartily as over the'bill I had  the bqnah.'to introduce.',     ,;���������  ���������"But, Colonel Bunker.' says he as lie  begins "to flustrate mound, 'I am not  "Nl*  ��������� *.'.  !i'".l y.;  s* l>  "WB HAD SKCONDH AND A J'EW Sl'lXCTA-  ���������rORB."  aware/that I have grVeh'you cauR<! to  call me,ont. \pi yo!;:klhdly explain.*  What I sold about1, yo',rn*vnmp owl bill  was entirely without malice und altogether In the way of Joculnrlly, I have  a reputation for jocularity to siistiilii,  yo' know.' , ���������  , " 'It J������ that yery jocularity that In offensive to me, Buy.'' Yon hnve seen lit  to ridicule niy bill and belittle the In-  trbduoeiv That llttlo. stroll I woke of,  Mr. Johnson,'if we could 1nke it now  wo might liavo the'affair over with be-  fo' tbe dinner liour. If yo' did not  bring yo'r dueling pistols along I ulinll  bo happy to offer yo' a choice of my  pair. Tbere in a fnvorablo spot within  hnlf a mile of um, mid I seo yo' aro not  vory busy this mnwnliig,'   -  -���������TUo iionorablo wus ready to npol-  czh:c, riiti,* '.".\li the "-*.!w*!, *-"l<ii i  ���������rv'm ���������"mil**, "hut It wn������i not my piny to  permit It. My t-vwnrnp owl bill wnn a  pood bill, but ft wanted an object Ion-  son behind It to pimii it along, I had  tnnde up my mind thnt. 1lio honorable-  j"   ...'1  J       II.,.    O.lr.i.t.  I.,   f,,,.nl,.1,  ii,A  ,,. ,  I.UVU.4   W.   k..W  y^l..   1,J   HI.Ml.  11   iiie   ���������  son. lie wok Riirpilwd nnd porturlioil.  Bill*���������HiirpriM'd und ppriurbed, but lie  was no era veil. When lie wiw tny drift,  :lw Iind no mo' to nny. On llie contrary,  ho provided hlmwdf wllli ������ platol, and  arm In nrm wo Hlrolleil o*it Into tho  aubyrbs of the to\vii and Jtyii'iU quiet  plaet*.   A couple of uoriuula ntid II upee-  tator^of, tiro .would have dlgnlflefl the  occation. Ont I cinde the point that the  twttnlp^owtii -couldn't waft,  and he  agreed with me. We fired together,  jsuh, and it is needless to say that 1 t  escaped without a scratch, while the j  honorable went down with a bullet in j  his shoulder. I could have put it >  through his head just as well, but I  had a point to gain.  "The news of the duel had scarcely  been buzzed nbout before a dozen so-  lons came to me and anxiously inquired after the health of mys*A������uip  owls, They preferrrd swamp owls to  dueh.. just as I had reasoned they  would. I had got a good start���������made  a good beginning, suh, but I had not  none far enough. One newsoaper In  particular uau ridiculed me Deyona tne  limit, even to publishing a ciu'tooii in  which I was represented as a swamp  owl roosting on a- limb among my kind.  Next day after my little affair with  the honorable I made a cajl on. the editor of the paper. He said he was very  busy and could only give me a moment.  " 'Suh,' I said as I stood before him,  'do I understand that yo' are a professional orn'thologist? V    o  "'Yo' do not,' he replied.  "'Have yo' made a special study of  the swamp owl?'  " 'No* suh. I don't think I ever saw  half a dozen of them in my life.'.  '"Then let me tell yo' something  about the bird, suh: It may astonish  yo' to hear that under certain circumstances he can see on the brightest day.  If he has a dueling pistoi iu his claw  he can see a target ten paces off and  most always put a bullet into it'  '"Can this be Colonel Bunker?'',be  asked, after drawing a long breath.  "It not only can be, suh, but It is,  and I shall be only too happy to go out  with yo* and point out the fact that the  swamp owl is not as blind as yo' have  been led to believe.'  "When he realized.what.I was there  for he came down gracefully���������gracefully and without any beating around  the bush to see if swamp owls were  blind in ..the daytime. The next issue  of his paper contained a double loaded  editorial 'commendatory of my bill, and  he did his very best to push it to success. My work was not over yet, however. There was a senator from -the  swamp district who took Issue with  me. He had a chronic earache, and  the hooting of the swamp owls was  one of the unpleasant things he had to  endure.. He was agin 'em, suh���������lie was  agin 'em first and last and all the time.  He combated my statistics at once  jindLwit_h_great fervor. Wheal assert-  ^d-that~'every~swaI2in^  devoured 5,000,000 pestiferous insects  per year, to say nothing of rats, mice,  moles and snakes, he boldly claimed  that the bird merely sat around and  hooted and fluttered his tall and was  too lazy to provide his own griib.  "I had somehow got the idea, sub-  got the Idea firmly fixed in my mind-  that the swamp owl was a second edition of. the American eagle on a reduced scale, and I argued in favor of  his,, chivalry and his patriotism. My  'a't^i^hfient was good, suh���������couldn't have,  beeg better���������but the swamp district,  ^member brought forward fact3 to show  'my/bird was only a cross between a  crow* and a buzzard and that he didn't  know the American Qag from a dishcloth., On the-first reading of my bill  t,argued that his notes Were as melodious as the nightingale and more so  than tho whippoorwlll. I drew.a word  plctun of peace In the land and finished It off with a swamp owl sitting  on an.olive..branch and uttering his  melodious thrills. It was a beautiful  thing, suh��������� something worthy of the  great Shakespeare -himself���������but It  wouldn't do. The swamp district member cited case after case where the  hoo{ of the bird had, driven peace from  the neighborhood and caused people of  sound minds tp,eoai'ralt suicide.  "There was "only one thing left for  me to do, sub, and I did tt My bill  hung In the balance. I must either  suppress the swamp district member  or see all my work go for nothing.' I  therefore walked In on him one mawn-  Ingnnd said:  ��������� " 'Suh, I feel It a duty I owe to the  swanip owls of this state to suppress  yo'.'  ������������������"'How do you propose to do It?' tie  asked.  '"By oallltig yo'out, suli,'  " 'Lend the way, Colonel Bunker, aud  I will follow.'  "He Imd expected the thing nnd was  ready for it, nnd It did me good to seo  the wny ho toed tlie murk. Wo find  seconds und n f������uv speetutorn. and,  while his bullet pinked-"mo In the arm.  my bullet perforated hi* right lung, us  I meant It to do. A man with only one  lung has no clianco In n swamp owl debate, nnd 1 may Inform you tliiit my'  bill, relieved from hi* opposition, passed  uuu uuxui-jc u Sun, ...<>t IT 1 1...1 !, -\ :..y  prcolluc, which m.iy !-. i"< V>.<n't!ic  case, It was gloriously restored a gain-  gloriously restored In full measure."  U. QUAD.  toMlng an   Opporltinlt*  "Tlie curtain goes up at'U'15, no woM>  bt jiut lo time,"  "But If we have i box tt really seetun  a shame te bt so punctual."  CURED tfY SARCASM.  FraltltM Qn������*������t.  "Worry," sold the author, "la the  plrifii* of genltir", but It h.-nn't rf-nched  my brato jrst."  "Perbsps," suffested a Ustenir. "it  got Ured itoUaf fortt*-  A. Lesson In the Use of Simple Terms  In Letter Writing.  A few months ago the son of a railway director was through his father's  influence given a position of some Importance on a largo railway. He was  fresh from Cambridge, and in the orders which He from time to time issued  to the men under him always made use  of the longest, most unusual words.  This habit led to some rather expensive blunders, and, tbe matter coming  before the general manager, he wrote  the young official the following letter:  "In promulgating your esoteric cogitations and.in articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable philosophical or psychological observations  beware of platitudinous ponderosity.  Let your conversational communication  possess a clarified conciseness, a compacted comprehensibleness, a coales-  cent consistency vand a concatenated  cogency. Eschew all conglomeration of  flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement  and asinine affectation. Let your extemporaneous descautings. and unpre  meditated expatiation have Intelligibility and veracious vivacity, without rho-  domohtade or thrasonical bombast  Sedulously 'avoid ail polysyllabic profundity, ventriloquial verbosity end  vaniloquent vapidity. Shun double entendre, prurient jocosity and pestiferous profanity, obscurant or apparent  In other words, talk plaluly, briefly*  naturally, sensibly, purely and truthfully. Don't put on airs; say what you  mean; mean what you say, and don't  ui*e big words."  The young ofllcial took the gentle  bfyt and changed hia style.���������London  Ttt-Blta. ".   ���������>..',     .- .������  Worry woat cura a cough. When  you find a cough holding on���������  when everj-thihg else has failed���������  .by..; V,V;1'  tSMloK's  ion  Cure T0hneicLung  It is guaranteed to cure.   I������ it  doesn't, we'll refund your money.'  : Prices:       '      Si C. Wells & Co. 304  25c. SOo. $1.   LeS.oy. N.Y.,Toronto, Can.  Doing; Europe.  Facilities for traveling nowadays are  so accelerated that it is quite possibl������  for the tourist to pass through five European countries In fourteen hours,  barring accideuts���������namely, England!  France, Belgium, Germauy and Holland. Take the express from Charing  Cross to Dover and cross over to Calais���������two countries. Then with the intercontinental express you proceed to  'Brussels���������three'countries. From the  Belgian capital by train to Aix-la-  Chapelle, which Is German territory,  making the fourth country, and after  allowing time for a meal a drive to  Vaals, in -Holland: makes the flftli  country���������and all iu fourteen hours.  ....  ���������r��������������������� .  An   C'litlnifly   Request.  '���������Wife'(tinildlyi���������C'au you let uie hnvi*  a dnlliii*, dear?  riusUand , <iestilji-No. I ca'n't.  II.-iviMi't 1 "just spent SL'.I'.OO on an automobile?���������Detroit Free L-ress;  Breton and Welsh,  Proof that the people of Wales and  the people of Brittany, in France, come  from the same parent stock is given every autumn when Breton boys go over  to England to sell onions from their  home fields. In Cornwall and Wales  their native speech is readily understood. Armorican, the old language of  Brittany, the ancient Cornish and  Welsh���������and for tliat matter Erse and  Gaeliq-rare all closely allied languages,  'members"of the Celtic group. Breton  and Welsh are very much alike.  sr  When a man will kill himself Decatisa  a woman it-fuses to marry him it is  conclusive evidence that the woman  was right.  Newspapers^? Old Country  and MAGAZINES, PERIODICALS, BOOKS, etc.,  dispatched to subscribers by first mails by  WU. DAWSON to SONS. Limited, Cannon  House, Bream's Buildings, London, England,  The largest Subscription Agency in the world.  Send for our list. 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Grain  Exohange.  Winnipeg.  !7  S. SL������INiVC  The  Manufacturers  Life  insurance Company.  .'���������.:.'���������"!*.'  SEVENTEENTH   A N N U A L   R E P O R T.  The seventeenth {-.initial 'aiming of tha shareholders and���������'policyholders of th������ Manufacturers Life Insuranca  Company was held In the Company's ���������'���������offices, Toronto, on Tluirsiday, February 4th, at 2.30 p.m. The report  submitted was eminently satisfactory to all interested.  A detailed report of the, proceedings will be mailed to all policyholders, but we believe that the averago  busy reader will" get a clearer conception of the progress the Company is'making by haying, as it were, a blrd'n-  eye view of It's* affairs.  Below will be found Ihe figures pertatninj*- to the main features of the business for 1902 and 1003 and tha  increases ; also a comparative statement of the Company's growth since iu organization.  The growth made in 1903 is well shown by the following table :���������  " wt.  $ 1,03-4,815.72  180,074.11  1,240,B89,S;l  :iiu,r.5(i.o:i  ,V������3,892.00  4,40������,������29.1<)  ti,iU'>,'XWM  0,082, il.SG.00  S0,l������2,88!>.00  ���������-*���������<  Net Premium Income   Interest, Rents, etc .'  Total Cash Income....,...-,  Payments to Policyholders.,'.  Policy Reserves,..'..,......;.,.  Total Assets  ..<  Applications for New Insurance  New Policies Issued...,   Insurance in Force   ���������������������������������������������������*<  ���������**���������**���������������������������  19QS,  Increase.  1,210,430:01  $  164,020.19  2115,852.67  29,778.56  1,4!)0,288.58  194,398.75  .160,033.04  49,976.41  4,461,800.00  707,908.00  6,136,068.52  7.10,339.33  7,704,042.00  1,222,200.00  7,294,060,00  1,211,714,00  34,392,303.00  4,239,420.00  The Manufacturers Life began business in 1887, and the following figures for four  year periods taken from its returns to the Dominion Government will illustrate its  remarkable growth and steady progress ;���������  ' Income     ,'  Net  Total Premium  SASK^JIK  iSfew  Assurance  Year.  From Interest!  Premium  and Interest  AsseU.  Policies  in Force  Rents, etc.  $     778    '  Income.  *"T;;Ts4  Incamt..  iTiwo-r  (cmied.  December 31 Nt.  IH87  $ im,m  $2,504,500  $' 2,342,000  1801  13,230  181,100  197,342  431,(110  2,111,100  7,413,701  1895  80,245  324,449  .103,694  1,012,(60  8.U17.700  10,645,021  1801)  72,018  510,500  682,578  1,800,505  8,570,109  14,308,230  1003  215,852  ,.    1.219,435  1,435,288  6,136,008  7,!294,050  jjAszjsi3Sizr;,��������� .'W-rs  34,892,303  OF INTEREST TO TOTAL ABSTAINERS.  The death ratio in the Manufacturers Life has always been favorable in botn  sections, but exceedingly so in the Abstainers' Section. The past year shows a  continuance of .this favorable experience. The death losses in the General Section  were 75.7% of the expectancy, and in the Abstainers'Section only 41.3% of the  expectancy. The saving this year from low mortality in this section is therefore  $&.*?% as against a saving 01* 24.3V, ������������ l-*c Gcijei-.il Section, which means much  larger dividends for Abstainers.   Correspondence i*.invited.  HON. Q. W, ROSS, President. ������/������ *������ OUNKIN, Managing Director.  V  mmmmm  km  PAGE METAL GATES  Ml  3 feat wide, 4 feet bfffb, lnoladtaa- htnfaa and latah........ fl.tX  IU taa% wlile, 4 feet high, tiHtludiUK hlug������������ and UtoU M  7.UO  Other elAea la proportion.. ,     . .  ,  THE  PAG������ V/IWX VZXCX   CO.  Hmlt������d.   ���������   Wilktrvlllt, Mtntratl. WI-inlMI, tl. J������h������  ���������appltad  hy m or  local -tealtr. I    *  w  THE CyMB ERLAND NEWS  Issued Every Tuesday.  W, B. ANDERSON,  .'DITCH*  *������������������!  The columns of Thk Nk\Jp������ are or>������-i to all  who wish to -jxpri-ua ohureiti vUws o rr-a'.-  tw* uf -Jubliu iu Ureal.    /  While we do not hold o'agselve-i re   on-j^'  He for the utterance** of ooriea^oiulenv,., y/e  *<j*erve   the r.ght. of-deolhiing to insert  oin inuuietuiout* unueueasarily iienjional.  TUESDAY. APKIL 26* 1904  Telegraphic News  o  ,   ���������  Toronto, 20th���������Toronto ia now  experiencing tlie greater fire in ihe  history of the city. It started aliout  9 o'clock and at this hour 1.30 p.m  is btill burning with u loss already  incurred nl $10,000,000. AU along  Buy street, from Wellington to the  Toronto Engraving Co'e premises is  gone, Thousands are out of employment as a result. So far the  principal losses are, W. R. Brock  <& Co, Brown Bros,, wholesale stationers, R. Smith & Co., Lithographers, Debenham Saledrott &  Ok., Suckling & Co., Auctioneers,  E. & 8. Currie, Dodds Medicine Co,  Ritchie & Ramsay, Davis & Henderson, Gait Mfg. Co., and scores of  others. The Queen's hotel is gone  also Hendrie'*" stables. Hamilton  was asked early fo: 'assistance and  sent a section. Mayor Uiquhart  also asked for .help from Buffalo,  London and Peterboro aud il has  been sent on special trains. All of  Wellington street on thy -.-outl) side  from Bay, east, to Yonge is gone  including the premi-es of Wyld,  Darling & Co., Kilgoui,Bros.^Bun-  tin, lie id os Co., Un i-n iJank. l������y-  namiie is being used to blow up  buildings to stay t e flmjoa. The  following are additional lo-sos re  -Piii"\edr_W-._Jessoo & Sinn". Davis os  Henderson, G.  H.   Eisbn  & Uo.,  Oiliue Specialty Co., Gait Mfg. Co-  Warwick ^rus., & iiutl.r,  VV   J.  Giye cc lo., Copp, Clarke & Co.,  Ames, iioideu Co., Gordon ;\iuKay  & Co., liarbin,  EIUb  Guttaperclm  und Run her Co., So itt tt Brown  Brock's big Dry Goods huusj ani.  32 ^ther wholesale houses gone  Toronto.20th, ^ p.m.���������lh-. fir  has at last been got under coutro ,  live square blocks of tho wholesale  "district is in ashes.   The total los  now exceed* $19,000,000.    8 lire  men were injured, 3 by .ailing wai.  at noon to-day.   104 buildings wen.  burned,  also 30 fuctonu-i.     5,00  employees are out of worlc. -  I'aris, 20th���������The Journal primt-  a desputcti from its .correspond������!!  at Yini Kow dated last nigut ut 6  ���������|������.iu.- which aaya it is affirmed thai  a fresh battle is raging at Port Ar  thtir.  St Petersburg 29th���������Viceroy  Aluxiuff has applied by teli'graph  to the Emperor to be rwiieyeii nf  hin'position of Viceroy in tho Fa  East, The imined ale cause nf tl o  Viceroy's reMpinuion is due to the  ������������p|ii)ihi.moiiinf Vico \ilminil S.,y( ���������  dlnff, one of Aloxieff's Btrongo?t  enemies and shai pest criticn, au the  8 locessor to the late Admiral Mix-  kurort.  New Chwrtng, 20tli���������OorreB-joiid-  6MS of tho lending French, Italian,  British nnd Amerioun pa por j* have  hueu permitted to procued to  Muk  den. They left here to-day. They  are the first foreign newspaper men  Admitted lo tho Russia ii lines since  the declaration of war  Nupft-mki, 20���������Contact mines have  bt-en found floating t-flawardu, forty  miles from Capo Sluing Fung, 3  were discovered and destroyed by  Japanese fleet,  NEWSHEET MUSIC  Chaoco to Join a Clnlf^Phttva  I ������_ MP,5e a������������l,Save Mont*���������tv.VvZr  iS?JSS2^?America,  !iflhis'KiMK������  benefits it gives are>TYoifderf uuffimlhiZfzz,1.  purchase I&Qkaantfpy,-^  .fnstrumeiits at special eatDr/ceTrt^^S"1  duoed rates at many hotels, ri������2i-r������J00Uf e? ro*  ble cash di-Iegs tomrmtu>M������������"������wbnips acovalua-  l^&faw^to^mee%L^^S^^  , Bershlp offer -will soon ehanm   WrlTo??iSSSei2"  dressing your letter and enoloslnjJl 00 forft.n  m-otuai. um������T HTHTO CM7B  ���������";**l^j^j;'j;***j*������BllB**������aM*iS*Kf^^ ���������  OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOuO  O  c  o  o  I am  prepared   to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  O D. 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You will be more amused by  Mrs. Leith, who is coming", she is  one of my greatest friends���������a very  jolly woman, not in the least pretty; in,fact, very plain, really, between you and me���������but she is great  fun, and will keep us all alive.  Thank goodness her husband is not  coming���������he has got his constituents  to look after; fortunately .they seem  to require an immense amount of  talking to, so she isn't very much  bothered with him. Then there will  be Major Hey wood, and Dick Mac-  Bonald, who are my men, and young  Flower, of the Blues, who is Anna  Leith's property. You, my dear"���������  with a-- playful nod���������''have got  George, and are amply provided  for."  I felt dubious as to my chances of  entertainment in this unequal division of the male beings.  "Is there no other lady coming,"  then?" I asked.  "No; only us three���������quite enough  to be a cosy party. One night we  are to hare a dance in honor of  you, I believe; there will be women  enough, then. The party from  Chadley���������Lord Holt's, you know-  are coming. I don't know who is  staying with them yet. T dare say  Anna Leith ,*will tell us; she always  finds out everything.* .She is a walking Morning Post. It makes her so  amusing. She really is very good  company."  Evidently, my ideas of "good company" and Clara Feathcrstonc's differed widely. I prudently, however,  ���������forebora���������-jsa-ving._s_a,.-_V'iyle continued^  thus on admirable terms together,  8he discoursing affably, and I listened submissively to the information  she imparted, with a running commentary of thought's to myself the  wh'ile, until about six o'clock, when  I retired to my room to avoid tlie  arrival of tho rest of the company,  who were expected about that time.  When I came downstairs in my evening dress, the long drawing-room  was still empty. T won't" and sat in  one of the low window scats in the  deep recess- made by the thickest o  the .old walls which" were sheltered  by heavy brocaded ' curtains, and  looked out of tho window through  the fast-g-athoring uvi'light. Close  below tho windows lay tho smooth  velvet turf of the bowling-green,  which no desecrating tennis not had  ever invaded, nor ever should, I mentally vowed; but ovor which a couple of stately peacocks wero slowly  parading with conscious dignity.  Beyond was a flower-garden, and  Iho tall, smooth trunks of giant  beech troos. As I sat and��������� gazed delightedly at the i'nir and lovely  scene, women's voices, nnd tho  rustlo of their silken garments,  broke in upon my eolitudo.  "Is sho the right sort."  1 This enigmatical question was  spoken by a shrilly-pitched voice.  "Oh, no! not our style at nil." re-,  plied tho deeper t.onos of my sister-  in-law to bo, "Very slow, nnd  knows nobody, which makes hor extra dull. However, I am bound to  bo civil, as my brother seems bent  on marrying her, and it. won't do  for me to quarrel with JCddington,  Who hasn't a dross to hor buck, my  dour, exut*|>I. cotton.). You should  havo soon hev <h������ day I went over lo  coll; sho wns u porfoet warnerow! n<*  bluck as if .-lio had boon up the  chimney. Sin* was sweeping iho  room, I believe,"  "(lood honvonw! Hnvo they no  nerval) ts?"  " Apparently not.  1 won.lit (li'oi'n'c  allows il."  "Ih sho pretty?"  "Oh, dour no! not what I ell  . pretty nt nil. Oil! dicitleilly not:  only thu liuiil niv :o queer, on������������������ ih>\-  er knoiin what ihey will n/'uiii'ii: n  may-poh' of a girl, with round, jvi'n.s  eyes, ti litllo nimcd-up none, mnl  wiih 1'i'fldinh-hmwn hiiir��������� very u^iy I  rnnsldor il--itri(l I think vho dyes  it."  f   ImiKiiorl   nlmirl    nnd   -JnnififMir    un  from mv low sent, stood before   Die  discomfited pair.  "No, no, my dear Mi"h. Fcm her-  "���������tone, thnt. Is going ii little too fur!  It. mny ho ugly; but 1 ussum you ii  in (|iiilo guiltless of hub" dyo."  I don't think I ovor in nil my im-.  enjoyed myself no Intensely ������s I ilii!  lit Hint moment. Every vni'ii-ty of  I'.yprnsslon; dismay, confusion, und  rngo, swept across my opponent's  face, whilst I stood confronting her  with nil iho hen ui luff rndianoi. of triumph in mlno,  "IN-nlly, Ml-.fi Clifford." Rho fMfinv  moral nt laft, i-umuioniiiff up offend-  -Hl digfnlt'y to lier aid, and forg'.-tiing  to address my by my Chriminn  namo���������"rcnlly, I could nut hnvo hi-  It wed that a lady could do such a  thing an to listen to what hho w.,**  not intended to jki������i  "How could 1 help listening when  you , spoke so loud?" I retorted,  shrugging my shoulders.  ���������'You should have gone away."  "Not very easily. "I could .not tret  out of the window, and there was  no other method of retreating. Pray  do not distress yourself, Mrs. Featherstone. It was quite refreshing to  me, and very amusing, to hear your  opinion of my appearance. 1 am  not the least, offended, I assure you.  Let us,forget this little contretemps,'  and please introduce me to Mrs.  I/-Hh." '  The introduction was gone  through awkwardly enough, and  then Mrs. Featherstone, turning to  her friend, said:  "We must be very careful for the  future, Anna, what we say when we  come into empty rooms. One never  knows who may be hiding."  .,. There was a dangerous look jn the  woman's eyes as she said this, that  should have warned me. But strong  in tbe knowledge of my position,  'and flushed with any triumph over  her, I forgot prudence arid became  foolhardy. >  "Yes; I would be careful," I said,  with a mocking smile, "especially at  Eddington."  After that speech, my i-eader,' if a  woman, will'readily understand that  my fate was signed and sealed. My  character was as good as gone, and  my reputation already torn to rags.  From that hour there was to be war  to the knife against mc!  CHAPTER VIlT.  The gentleman had by this lime assembled in the room.  Some    sort    of    introduction took  place between me and the ncw-com-  'e7,s~Sh"U���������d inner *-being���������announced-r^I-  found that 1 was told off to the care  of Mr. Featherslor.c.  Mr. Featherstone answered perfectly to his wife's description of him���������  he was very uninteresting.  Tie began by affably informing me  that he had won a "pot of money"  at Brighton  and' Lewes races.  "I don't mind telling you, you  know, as you'- nro going to marry,  the old boy"���������with a .sideways nod  of h'is head in tho dJroci.ioii of our  host;* "and a deuced good spec' for  you, too! And that you seo makes  you and me relations, after'a fashion. Now I can put you up to a  good thing, Toll ino"���������lowering his'  voice to a confidential whi.spi.-i���������  "how do you stand for the Cambridgeshire?"  "How do i stand?" I repeat, marvelling. > '  "Yes;, what are you on?���������the favorite?"  "T havo not bot anything���������if thnt  is what you moan," 1 nntiwer. "I  don't know oven the name of tho  favorite, nor whon tho Cambridgeshire races will take place."  At this astounding admission, Mr.  Featherstone actually laid down his  knife nnd fork to turn round and  stare at me.  "By Jove!" he ejaculated, softly,  below his breath. "What a ruin sort,  of girl you must bo I"  After that, considering me doubt-  loss deficient in intellect, he wasted  no moro conversation upon me, but  devoted himself assiduously to'.hia  dinner, with a serious and 'abstracted repression upon his face, iih  though revolving in his own mind  Iho extraordinary physiological  problem, thim for tho first, tiuio'pro-  sonlod to his notice, of a follow-  croftturo who did nol, know, nor oven  apparently care, whon tho Cam-  brldgoHlili'o comes ofY,  T wns thus nt leisure to ohsorvo  tho proceedings of my neighbors,  'Mrs. Foalbei'Hlono roi(iiiod nt Iho  top of iho iahlii, wiih pupa on her  right mnl ihe mnn fhe )unl described  nt |iiok iMiii'doniilil nn her lull,  AIiih! I'or pnpn, "ii wiih nn hor  ���������"PoriJiiff Jiiifibnnd would huvo said,  "nowhere!"  Mrs, I'Viiihoi'storift's ,vnods nnd  fjoc'ks and wren! hod huhIch" worn nil  host owed upon her lofi-hnnd neighbor, Thi,1* (-'ontleimui, whoso flguvo  p;nvi> ono l lie iinpre.^jori of being  Klulfod and mibiiequontly trussed    for  ,.'.p"( Ino", Imrl rlni-lc luili- ini,| n luvur-  fntif hoiirrl, which hud boon onrofuUy  anointed with biiIjiIii-hcoiiuhI ww-'Iioh  and brillinntinos; whilst a mingled  flavor of Jockey Club, Ess, Tlouquot,  and other porfumos Irrndlaiing from  his person, surrounded him,    ns   ii  Woro,   Will,  mi  iuwjiune     hiiuli..;>    vi  friigriint odors. In fact ho npponr-  od to havo beon latoly trnnslntod  from Mossi'M. Truoflts' sliop window,  whoro, ns a living- and pructicnl advertisement of tho art of iho liair-  drousor and perfumer, ho mlfrlit  hn*i������ boon of consldoruble no to that  highly-eminent firm.  IIo is mining his face, whiih ia  permanently Hushed���������-Jot us. (Jiniit-  nbly Hay with exposure to ihe w.*n-  the'r���������townrds his nolghbor, und irom  th������ very low tono of his voice, und  the careful way In which ho shields  hi* mouth with his hnnd lost any one  rsnould catch what he is saying, and  also "from the fits of laughter with  which they are both convulsed, I  should judge his conversation to be  of a very racy description.  Mrs. Leith, at the other end of  the table, looks longingly towards  them, and seems dreadfully bored by  George Curtis' somewhat prosy civilities, under which sheyav.'ns openly.  An evil chance has delegated her property, "young Flower of the Blues,"  to my side; whilst Major Hey wood,  as belonging to her friend, is not, I  presume, available for herself. Moreover, that gentleman,' whoso distinguishing features are long, fair  moustaches and an eye-glass, has fixed that implement, firmly into his  right eye, and is staring through it  persistently at mo.  "Who tho douce is that lovely  gal?" I hear very plainly across the'  table.  Mrs. Leith says "Hush!" and proceeds to whisper tlie desired information with a sideaglanee at tho  master of the house.  "Awfully pretty���������regular nailer !"  roplies tho unabashed warrior, in a  perfectly audible voice, Whereat Mrs.  Featherstone, in the distance, pricks  up her ears, and flashes a swift,  scowling glance upon me.  Young. Flower, whose looks I rather like���������he seems a quiet and harmless youth, , with ah honest boyish  face���������here comes to my rescue, with  a laugh. ^  "Poor old Hey wood , is deaf, you  know, Miss Clifford; he never bears  anything he is saying himself. It's  rather trying for you." ���������,  "Very," J answered, laughing too.  "But I am glad he is an unconscious  offender, as I need not bo angry at  his too open admiration."  "He is a lucky fellow, I think.'We  others, who can hear our own words,  may only think our pretty, speeches,  We mustn't speak them."  "I w"sb h*> wouldn't stare���������an eyeglass always gives me cold shudders."  "Horrible things���������they always glitter in the wrong place! Look at tley-  wood now, he appears to be squinting diabolically.  I look up;, the unshielded eye of  my opposite neighbor is wandering  anxiously up the table towards his  offended divinity, whilst the oye-'-  glassed optic, by a vagary on the  part of the chandelier, appears to  be still fixed thoughtfully upon myself. ���������.  The effect is so ludicrous that we  both laugh immoderately, and I am  altogether beginning to enjoy myself  "soinWljatr*when���������suddenly���������I���������become-  awaro''that "Mrs. Leith is regarding  me severely.  It strikes me at onco that I nm  guilty of piracy; for have I not  been, specially informed that Mr.  Flower is appropriated to hor,, and  is therefore npt to be tampered-with!  There is a new'version of the Tenth  Commandment, well understood  among the women of tho present  day, and which it is death and annihilation to transgress���������"Thou shalt  not flirt with thy neighbor's admirer." With her husband���������yes, by all  moans, if it amuses you; but with  one, be it tho very least, of her  followers���������no, not at your peril!  I was becoming rapidly initiated  into the mysteries of tho new code  of laws, and judged J,t prudent, if I  valued my peace of mind, to submit  to them, So i loft "young Flower"  to his own devices, nnd Mrs, Loith  smiled upon mo once" more."  .1 did not altogether dislike Mrs.  Leith. She was loud-voiced and  prononceo in hor manners, and hor  conversation was singularly meaningless and silly, but'who' did not  look bad-toinporod, and unless I actively interfered with her, would not,  I imagined, mako herself in any way  disagreeable to mo, Without bolng iii  tho loast pretty, sho had certain attractions in tho shape of a small,  well-shaped hoad und a perfectly noat  and not ungraceful figure; and, moreover, sho was vory woll drossed.  Good drossln*r, I havo noticed,  goos a long way towards making a  woman thoroughly amiablo and at  peace with all mankind���������and womankind too���������bion ontundu! No woman  is ovor awkward and ill nt onso  when hor clothes aro thoroughly  woll-mado and suitable to tho occasion, Sho has a comfortable inner  consciousness of bolng "a success,"  which imparts a serenity to hor  mind coinpnrod to which tho sutiH-  faction of an unsullied conscience is  uttor disquietude When a woman  Is easy In hor mind about hor dross,  It follows gonorally that sho is disposed io bu indulgent nnd affable towards tlio peccadilloes of hor Iosh  woll-droHHocI sisters, I think Mrs;  Loith might possibly havo pardonod  mo for absorbing tho attentions of  young Flower; but sho novor would  havo forgiven mo had I cut her out  in tho matt or of dross.  Dinner over, without further contretemps, we throe 111-nsnortod wn-  j'non, complying with thii customs of  a UiDbtWim-j woujjIj,>, adjournal I.j  get her to the 'dvnwlng-vnonv Tnlk  about the mauvals quart d'hnnro of  tho anto-prandiul season, it is nothing to tho misery ���������which wo wretched  females havo to ohduro when wo aro  thus loft nlono to on oh other's tender  niorcloR,, in that dismal hour alter  tho feast in ovor.  Then it is, thnt upon tho heads of  the younger and moro attract!vo  among us, aro poured out tho full  vials of wrath. Thon it is, wo discover by little snenrs and sarcasms,  and scarcely veiled lnnuoiuloos, how  ter nstrny wo hnvo wandered in  search of our own amusements from  the beaten tracks which it li novor  flofo to abandon,  The general conduct, of young glrlr  at a dinner party In pleasantly discussed between Mrs. Fcathorstom.'  aud  Un.   Loith,   who ocr-a*!anally  turn slightly toward me as though  to include mo iu the conversation���������  thus: ���������'������������������  "Lady Snobbington never asks,  girls to her dinner-parties,now���������she  told me she considers them' out of  their, place." '  '.'So thoy are, deaf," rejoins Mrs.  Leith, who generally echoes her  friend's observations verbatim-  "Nevertheless-girls must dine," I  hazard.  Mrs. Featherstone looks over my  head as though she had not heard  me.  "I can't bear to see girls engrossing the attention of gentlemen nt a  dinner-table," she says, pointedly.  ''Dreadful!" cries Mrs. Leith, with  a holy shudder, "A girl ought only  to speak to the mart who takes bur  down���������don't, you think so, Miss'Clifford?";,.  "That depends on the man,'' I answer.  "Oh, well, I am-thankful no one  could ever say of me before I married that I made myself conspicuous  at dinner-parties," continues my sister-in-law to me, irrelevantly.  "No, indeed, dearest," murmurs  Mrs. Leith, who was probably in  short frock and pinafores at that  somewhat antediluvian period.  As I dislike being "talked at," I  retire to the piano, and amuse myself by playing "Ten Little Niggers,"��������� with one hand, whilst my  two companions, having succeeded  in chasing me from the scene, sit  down together and begin a long recital of the sayings and doings of all  the women of .their acquaintance,  whose characters, by the time this  dreary dispensation comes to an end,  and the men re-enter, they have completely torn into ribbons.  The evening passes away dully  enough. George Curtis, at the far  end of the room, has spread out a  perfect feast of some rare old manuscripts, which he has lately picked  up in an out-of-the-way little bookseller's shop in the adjoining county  town; and over which he and papa  remain, poring together in a sort of  literary paradise, unconscious of the  sayings and doings of us lower mortals. Mr. Featherstone goes to  sleep in an arm-chair, with his legs  spread, straight out, his hands in his  trouser pockets, and his mouth wide  open, and altogether looks such an  ugly and revolting object that I  wonder how his wife can bear to  allow him to remain so. Major Hoy-  wood, anxious probablv to atone for  bis il 1-starred admiration ot myscit  at dinner-time, makes for Mrs.  ~F~eatherst-oner-and-seating_himself���������as_  nearly into her pocket as the capabilities of the centre ottoman will  admit of, begins an animated and  low-voiced conversation with her. My  friend, Mr. Flower, is 'also "on  duty," and Mrs. Leith, having comfort ab'y secured him in a snug corner, is evidently resolute not to let  him escape.  Under these circumstances, Mr.  Macdonald, wafting sweetness as he  approaches, bears down upon mc.  Ho draws a chair close in front of  tho music-stool, upon which I nm.  idly gyrating, and turning his back  to tho rest of the company, so as  to make his attentions more pointed, stares up into my face with odious familiarity.  "Well, Miss Clifford, T am coming  to have a, little talk with   you," ho  begins, condescendingly.  "0!" I replyv not encouragingly.  "You know I really am very   fond  of girls   though    thoy    aren't    'tho  thing' now nt all,    No one talks  to  a woman unless she is married; but 1  think wo all e.crry thnt too far���������it's  a mistake.    Now I really quite   enjoy a chat with a pretty, young y.il  'occasionally."  . "How kind!" I answer, suddenly  returning', to the tune of tho "Ten  Little Niggers," every ono of whom  I envy from tho bottom of my heart  at this moment. Of us two, how  fervently I wish that ono, nnd that  one Mr. Macdonald, would "choke his  llttlo D0lf."  "Yes?   that's   right,   play  thing, and thon no ono   will  what   I am   saying to you!"  this atrocious mnn,  As   suddenly    do   I   stop  bringing tho "Niggers" to a prenin  turo    end,   and   throwing   up   my  hands from tho.toys as though  thoy  burnt inc.  "Why do you stop? You aro a  charming creature!"���������this in awhis-  por, with a leer, which Mr. Macdonald evidently supposos will captivate  mo.  How shall T get rid of this detestable mnn! I. look down tho room,  hoping to catch Mr. Curtis' eyo; but  alas! no voscuo is to bo expected  from that, quart or���������only tho top of  his biild hi'itd is visible, stooping  ovor tho manuscripts. Papa's hand**  aro tearing his own hair, by which  token I percclvo that thoro is a dls-  jmto between thorn, nnd Hint it is us  vain io hopo Hint my signals of distress mny bo noon and answered hy  cHhn- of thorn nm tlinuph 1 WOI'O sbip-  wreckod upon Arctic sons.  But if tho two old gi'iitloiuvii, my  natural protectors, aro lu blissful Ignorance of my situation, Mrs. Featherstone is ovidontJy most painfully  alive io if, 1 find 1hnt Indy's eyos  lixed upon niv with a niivt"<���������'��������� nf  rage nnd disgust that is absolutely  comic Mho cannot attend to tho  soft nothings of tho swaln-ln-wait-  ing. owing to her intenso disturbance* nt tho attitude of tho ono who  is strnying from his lawful allegiance, 1 can see that sho is straining  #vory nervo to listen to what Mr.  Miicilonnld is saying to me Poor  woman! I fool quito sorry for hor;  It must bo so distressing to bo per.  potually striving to keep two mon at  onco under one's eye. Why was she  so fool Mi as to providt herself with  ������ i-nuplu?   ������"*- ���������imAm *"* "# ** ���������"'"  some-  hoar  says  short,  She reminds me of a ben  trying to keep two ducklings under  her wing at once. Futile" atteihpt!  As fast as one is safely secured, high  and dry out of danger, the other has  waddled off into the pond; and  whilst she is ; trying-to. lure him  again to her side, number one will  be back into the water.  Seeing this, I laugh;-'and, -out-of  sheer feminine malice, determine ��������������������������� up-. V.  on not being .more disagreeable to  my" attendant knight than I can  help. ,Mrs, Featherstone has chosen  to make it war between us; let ns  see if I cannot fight her with her  own weapons. I have good looks,  and twenty years the advantage of  hor; it will go hard with me if I  cannot discomfit hor.  I turn to Mr. Macdonald with a  pleasant smile: "Shall I sing you  something?'' If I sing, he niust perforce hold his tongue, I reflect.  "Yes,    do;    you have a , beautiful  voice, I am sure.    I can seo    it    by <-  your eyes."  "How remarkably clever you must  bel" And then I begin without    further preamble:  ���������Near Woodstock town I chanced   to  stray  "When   birds   were blithe and,   fields  were gay,  Till, by the glassy river side,  A weeping maiden I espied.  'Alas!' she said, 'my love's untrue  Another damsel he doth woo;,  Forgetting all the vows that he  To  love's last hour    would faithful;  ��������� V be.' "    ��������� ���������     ���������   .'��������� '        , .,    .  Every one listened in silence; and  when I had finished there' was a  chorus of applause from" everybody  but Mrs. Featherstone, who, turning  round to Major Hey wood, said, in a  distinct voice".  "i never care for theatrical ballad-  singing in a drawing-room; it is very  Beldom well done, except by ..professionals.'*  This remark, falling as it did upon  the moment    of   silence which    sue-   ;  ceeded to the burst of applause from  my audience,  made everybody    look v  very uncomfortable. It was    so   evidently meant for mc; and yet it was  so  impossible for anybody to    tako  up the cudgels for me without making-the   rudeness of it   more appar-'  ent, that no one answered.    Then it  was that Mr.  Curtis, who    had left  papa over    tho   manuscripts,   alone,  came up behind me,    and laid    kind  hands on each of my shoulders.  "No ono, not even a professional,  could sing ballads better than Freda  does, to my mind," he said.  There was a murmur of assent; and  Mrs. Featherstone   reddened, feeling,  ���������probably.^tMt^h_c^had_gone a little  too far. ~~ " *"  I looked up gratefully at him.  Never, possibly, had I been nearer to  loving George Curtis than, at that  moment.  CHArTEB, IX.  Let it not be supposed that I had  forgotten Mark Thistleby all tlila  time. Not all the delights of Eddington���������not all , the fascination  which the prospect of being tho mistress of so charming a house could  not fail to have over me, nor tho  sense of position and power so dear  instinctively to any woman who  knows herself to be young and good-  looking, ond which my position in  the county as George Curtis' wife  would glvo me���������not- any of these  things could make mo forget tho face  of tho mnn who had exorcised so  sudden and so comploto a mastership  over my imagination.  It began'' to occur to mo, in a  manner moro forcible than pleasant,  not so much that I was not at all  in lovo with M'r. Curtis, but that I  was vory much in lovo with somebody olso. Ever sinco my return  from Soiiclirf, sleeping or waking, I  had boon unnblo to banish Mark  Thistleby's imago from boforo my  eyes, and tho tono of his caressing  words from my too rotentivo memory. Tho moro I had striven tho  less I had boon ablo to succeed. Jn  vain, by a praiseworthy course oi  BUbtle argumonts, I had endeavored,  with difficulty, to reconcile myself to  tho unalterable verdict of Fato.  I forced myself to contomplate  calmly thc perplexities of my situation, and 1 called my reason and  my commonsonRo to my aid, and to  assist in banishing my foolish and  unprofitable dreams,  On tho ono hnnd, I said to myself, thoro is this Captain Thistleby ,  ���������a cavalry officer,..thoroforo, ox officio, a flirt���������whoso nttontionH during  ono day, however pointed, could have  hnd no possible depth or significance; whoso income, ns I hud always understood from Holla, wns exceedingly limited, nnd who, moreover, to quote hiju own words, was  "in no want of a wife,'' and who,  moreover, had sworn novor to uv mu  again,  On tho oilier hand, thoro wns my  betrothed, dispensing riehos to myself and papn, nnd entire sntiRfjU'v  tion to everybody concerned���������'excepting myself, To exchange tho ono  Ju.ii' for ���������"'(*��������� othrtr ��������� won. tn boffin  with, nn utter impossibility, thoroforo, to reconcile myself to what waw  absolutely inevitable, and to get,  ovor my llttlo fancy (or Delia's handsome brothertln-law' as quickly ns  might bo. was not only my wisest,  but my only com bis uf uctigi),  All theso reflections woro very  sensiblu and vory true; but, alas! I  found thoro strangely ineffectual.  Ixo si coimiruM).!  Tho-.* Horrid Caps,  "Tei, it's all off between Laura and  Reginald."  "What Win tht trouble?"  "Hti met ber unexpectedly out auto-  mobiling and abe bad on bar new auto  cap.  Tbe next day be broke tbe eo-  iej-������meftt."r01m!aQd PlaA������ Dealer, ':,*-������������������������,  iti  1904 IS A LEAP YEAR  THEME ALIKE DELIGHTFUL TO MAIDENS AND THE ASTRONOMERS.  n*  Origin of tho Quaint Custom cf I.adiei  JPiop������r.i������sr Marrlajf* Veiled in Ob-  ������������������eurity���������Law* for tho "Leap Y������������r��������� Hi*,  tory of Leap Year Xnterestine Without  Reference to IU Sentimental Aiiociu-  tloat.  About leap year there clings a  wealth of legond and superstition,  mingled oddly with a mass of the  most abstruse science. Tho theme  has been a delight to girls awl astronomers for hundreds of years. Tlio  former it gave a chance of marriage,  the latter ���������an opportunity to air  their knowledge. Of late, however,  the popular custom of asking for  husbands has been sinking into oblivion, until nowadays the eligible  bachelor need not approach tho year  1904 with trepidation. He is comparatively safe. In tho eighteen th  century his danger was real enough,  although he could always escape his  fair admirer by tempering his refusal  with a silk gown and a Idss, He  might also' plead a prior engagement, and the court would accept  this excuse. He could not,, however,  treat with contumely the young woman who laid her heart and hand  ,at his feet. Speaking of leap year-, a  book published in London, 1600,  says: "Albeit it nowo became a part  of the common lawe in regard to social relations.of life that as often as  every leap yeare doth return, the  ladyes have the sole privilege during  the time it continueth of making  love, either by wordes or lookes, as  to them it seemeth proper; and  moreover no man will be entitled to  benefit of clergy who doth in any  wise treat her proposal with slight  or contumely."  Ht. i'atrick and St. Rrldgrt.  The origin of this quaint custom is  veiled in obscurity, but so far as We  can trace it back, St. Patrick was  responsible. Tho tradition which  credits the popular Irish saint with  the innovation explains ,that after  having banished the frogs from the  bogs and the snakes from the grass  of the Emerald Isle, the Saint was  one day walking along thc shores of  Lough Neagh. To him in great distress came the comely St. Bridget,  the lady superior of a convent, Sho  expraihTdT^StTTatficlr"tlfat   there*  were great dissensions in tho nunnery  'because its inmates were debarred  from choosing husbands. (It is to be  noted that at this period, celibacy,  ��������� though advocated, was not insisted  on among the" clergy.) 0St. Patrick  was touched by the pathos of the  situation in thc convent, and generously offered to set apart one day  in seven, years, on which women  might'-propose. At this St. Bridget  threw her arms about his neck, crying:  "Arrah, Patrick, jewel, I dourn't  go back to tho girls with such a  proposal!" Now, although St. Patrick was a holy man, ho wns human.  after all, and yiolding to tho pleasure of thc ernbraco ho exclaimed:  "Bridget, acuslila, squeeze me that  way again, and I'll givo ' you loa'p  year, tho longest year in tlio lot."  Thus encouraged,. iSt. " Bridget',  minded of her own hiisbnndloss Condition, promptly proposed to tit,-  Fatrick. lTo, however, hnd imprudently' taken vows of eolibney and  had to sorrowfully doclino, As a  token of his regret, ho gave to St.  Bridget a silk'gown.  l,������w- fer I.e������������ Year.  The foregoing account of tho custom may not bo altogether true, but  it is probably as accurato ns any  other version. 'Fortunately thoso who  boliove that girls should bo permitted to do somo love-making "by  wordes or Jookds" aro not wholly dependent on tradition for precedent.  Jn tho statutes of sovornl countries  are to bo found laws covoring ' thoir  caso. Ono enacted in Scotland, V288,  is worth a literal quotation, It runs  as follows;  "It is stntut and ordalnt that during tho rein of her malsfc bllosit me-  gosto, for ilk youro knowno as leapo.  yoaro, ilk maydon ladyo o( bothe  hlgho and lowo oslalt shall lute Mb-  orte to bespoke yo mun slio llkos,  albeit he rofusos to talk lilr to bo  his lawful wyfo, ho shall ho mulcted  in yo sum ono poundls or Ions as his  ostalt may bo; except and awlsglf  ho can make It npponro tlmt ho, is  betroth J t ������no othor woman ho then,  shall bo froo."  Not many years later a similar  law wus passed In Franco, and received tho King's approval. It is also said thnt boforo Columbus sot  'arrb on his famous voyngo, tho girls  of Floronqe and Genoa hnd sought  imhA (\htn\nnd th* miirw pHvlWr* Tti  England the law was unwritten, but  nono tho loss stringent for all that,  In Now JCngland, too, tho Quaker  maidens woro not avorso to tho leap  year's prerogatives of thoir sex,  Longfellow's horolne, who proposed,  was accepted and lived happily wah  hor husband, comes to mind, Perhaps  thero aro scoros of similar Instances  to bo found in Canada, hut tho blue-  books toll not of them, Only a confidential talk with tho blushing leap  year brldbgroom would rovcal ths  fact that his wooing was not quits  orthodox,  Twe Oreat Caleadar*Mak������n.  The history of leap year, without  reforence to its sentimental associations, is very Intorostlng, bound  it is with thc history of our    calendar.    The road of the searcher aner  i truth in this.matter, like other loads,  leads to Rome,  where    hundreds    of  years before Christ, it was the    custom of the priests to call   ���������top-ethi.'i-  the people at the beginning    of i-aih  month and apprise thereof the sacred and    feast days to be observed.  The word calendar is plainly derived  from    the    Latin word  "calero"���������to  call.     So  badly did the priests    arrange things that in the course of ������  few centuries their spring    came     in  summer.  Then came the wise  Julius  Caesar, who, looking into the future.  saw the time when the 17th of March  i*ould be celebrated on    the 12th o!  July.  Ho decided to  reform the -:al-  indur,  and,   with tho assistance    of  Bosigenes, an astronomer, did so    in  16 13.  C. To make the civil year lit  the solar year, Caesar gave February  in additional    day every leap year,  ���������ailing the fifth day before tho 1st of  If arch a, double sjxth. This calendar  ;s used oven now* in Kussia, and was  iccepted everywhere until 1582, when  Pope Gregory XIII. compiled thc present calendar. Caesar's mistake   was  n giving each year an    average    of  365$ days, which is 11 minutes    too  much, and would amount to 12 days  ay this time, Gregory overcame this  iifliculty    bv ordaining    that    when  >eap year fell in a centurial year    it  should not receive its additional day  unless    the year wns a multiple    of  100. Thus 1600 was a leap vear, but  1700, 1S00, and 1900 were not,    so  that    those    who are alive in 2000  will celebrate an event which has not  accurred for four centuries. Even the  Sregorian calendar is not perfect, for  jur civil year is 22 seconds    longer  than the solar vear.    As    this    onlv  amounts to a day in 3,666 years we  seed not worry.  ADMIRAL   *LEXIEFF.  the  Oar's   *dild-Maun������r������d   Autocrat   oi  Mauclinrln.  A pleasing personality, with nothing in his appearance to strike terror to the world, is the man who  holds the keys of peace and war in  the Far East to-day. Admiral Aloxc-  iefl, a man whom the Czar has many  times been pleased to honor, js still  young enough to look forward to  great conquests, yet just old enough  to impress us as a kindly, middle-  aged man, with a patriarchal beard,  whose delight is to dandle a child on  his knee.  Ho is tho first Russian viceroy in  the Far East, the man upon whom  Nicholas II. has ..imposed the momentous���������task���������ol'-building���������up-a���������new-  Empire. Just what part Alexeieff'  has played in the recent moves on the  great chessboard of Asia nobody outside the Czar's Empire knows. He  has been in his time Governor-General of Eastern Siberia and Governor of Russian Manchuria, and he is  to-day commander-in-chief of thc Russian forces in tho Pacific, It is , an  office hardly understood in England,  for Alexeieil has power over the forces on land and on, sea.  If he has played his part in thc  strange, developments which have  brought Russia face to face with  Japan, Alexeieff has contributed his  share also to tlio strength of tho  Russian navy. Timo was when the  Czar's navy was commanded and officered by Englishmen, when the sea  power of Russia was not such a  thing as appalled its enemies. But  it is different now, and Russia's fleet  stands third among, tho navies of  Europe ��������� With. ports 0,000 miles  apart, Russia lias..a lrnvnlposition  which Sir Goorgo Clarke ��������� declares  "absolutely unique," and its now sea  power is duo not a littlo to tho foresight and skill of its greatest sailor.  So lately as 1000 Alexqiort was sido  by side with tho forces of Japan,  against which ho may soon bo engaged in war. He was in charge of  tho Russian troops in China, and had  under him whon war bogan more  troops than all tlio other powers together, excopt Japan. Tho story is  told that tho Russian band played  the French " Marseillaise" as it  marched into Pekin, and that it was  only after somo niinutos of acutcst  agony that the General wns ablo to  stop tho army of tho Autocrat sounding tho republican march, But it  was tho simplest blunder, nnd should  not bo taken as in tho least suggesting lack of discipline.- Whoro Alo.x-  oleff rules, there the soldier knows  that obodienco is tho only virtue in  tho world.  If AloxolofT is not the slavo of a  strict convention���������nnd we know that  his soldiers woro seen in China  marching under umbrellas���������ho knows  now to lit ini freedom wiih ofllcioncy.  It wns ho probably of whom a tra-v*  olor was thinking when ho wrote  homo that "I havo soon high Hussion ofllcors Joko nnd Inugh with  thoir soldiers ns if they had beon  chums." Yet tho sum* travolcr  wroto that on tho trying march to  Pekin, "whero soldiors ol all othor  ^ationaMtl"*- ������������������-���������ill���������-������������������������������������*.���������*���������" In hundred,"'  rilnnp* the road from sunstrokes or  dysentery, or oppressed by the great  heat, X novor saw a single Russian  fall out of the ranks." When the  allies loft China tho Czar sent Alex-  ���������icfT a sword shining with gold and  diamonds,- and nnricnbuii. i'u. vk.-  torios at the seat of war in Pechlli,  1000." '  Since then the Emperor has made  him lord of Russia'! Far Eastern  Empire, with power almost absolute  under tho Csnr-, himself and a spocial  committee. Tho admiral hns become,  as a Russlnn paper said, the instrument of the will and purpose ol tho  Gear, and that in the territories  where Russia's movements cause ths  greatest uneasiness to tho rest of the  world. I  It is said that when he first received his flag Alexeieff had a con- (  suming passion for "Russian bridge,"  and was the best player on the Pacific station. But he has no time for  bridge to-day, especially if it is correct that the Czar has telegraphed to  him that "I give you full power to j  maintain, if necessary, the prestige  of Russia by force of arms." We  shall/ hear more of Admiral Alexeieff  if that is true.  A GLIMPSE OF TOKYO  ���������SCENES   IN  THE  SCARRED  CAFITAL  OF EASTERN JAPAN.  Tke *"*��������������������������������������������� and the Fiffure Mae.  Speaking of his past life to a friend  in Venice, just before the Papal  election, in connection with which his  name was mentioned, the Pope, remarks The Pall Mall Magazine, said:  "My life has been strangely ruled by  the figure nine. For nine years I was  a schoolboy at Riesc; for nine years  a; student at Padua; for nine years a  curate at Tombolo; for nine years a  priest at Sal&ano; for nine years a  canon at Treviso; for nine years a  bishop at Mantua; and now* for nine j  years I have been Cardinal-Patriarch  at Venice; and when I am rope . . .  . fin che Dio vuole . . . forse al-  tre nove anni ... (as long as  God wills . . . possibly for another nine years).*'  The One Thing- Needful. '  "Can you make bread, cake and pie,  Miss De Type?" .? \  "Certainly, Mr. Cautious, if you can  furnish the dough."���������New.York Times.  The. Coquette.  Rather Inclined to be" naughty,  Rather Inclined to be good;  Rather inclined to a vague, undefined  Feeling of some sisterhood  Toward all the.young men who love her  When they have asked for her hand;    -  Rather Inclined to a vague, undefined  Meaning" they don't understand.  Fact ls, this maiden can't help It-  Natural born coquette;  Rather inclined not to make up her mind  .-To marry���������that is, not just yet.  Sister she'll be to them all,  Loving and tender and true;   ,  Rather Inclined round her finger to wind.  Well, lay 'bout a dosen or two.  An Odd  Collection.  An entertainer who visited tbe Fiji  islands and gave bis performance be- ,  fore the natives had the following re- '  ceipts for one night: Four sucking pigs,  800 cocoa nuts, 1,000 of a common class  of moonstone collected on the beach, ,  40 pearls, 23 "model canoes, 200 yards  1 of native cloth.  42  Fiji  costumes, 3  ��������� whale's   teeth,   hundreds   of   sharks'  teeth, one or two cart loads of beauti-  "fui"~j?oralr~war���������fmplementsr~sueh���������as���������  spears, knobsticks and knives, native  mats and pillows nnd 7 grog.bowls.  "Vm-ri* of Dilution<is.  Mrs. Bradley Martin has " offended,  good form on the other side by wearing too many jewels. At her place in  the highlands of Scotland she gave a  ball recently, and sociely people of  the neighborhood were abundantly in  attendance, It is the almost invari-,  able custom to dress plainly at country places of that sort, so most of  the women wore simple muslin;*,; but  tho .'.hostess .received .in a blaze ()of  brilliants/ Sho wore all hor magnificent pieces, and, to quote the British paper, she had "yards of diamond chains." Criticism of the American hostess has been general because  of what is called "a very vulgar display."  - ���������   Weullh ol l.wnguitctiii.  ThenEnglish language���������according to  a German statistkan who has mado  a 'study of the comparative wealth  of languages���������heads tho list with tho  enormous vocabulary of 260,000  words. German comes noxt, with  80,000. words; then Italian, wi.h  7fl,000; French, with 30,000; Turkish, with 22,500; und Spanish, with  20,000.    ; ____  Veer Piece War Thieve*,  Bermuda is not accustomed to thieves.  No experienced Bermudan will enter  tbe profession of pilfering, at least of  taking things that cannot be immediately eaten. For what can be done  with them? If any property ls tukcu  tbo officers of the law have only to  watch the steamship docks. The stuff  cannot bo disposed of on tbe islands,  They, ore too small, and everybody  knows everybody,  It Is a Bermudnu legond thnt once a  bicycle was stolen. It was tbo talk of  tho town, Tbe next ensuing problem of  tho thief was how to got any good of  It. Ho did not dare use It; ho could not  send it out of tlio country, Thnt ho  Anally "guvo It up" was proved when  six months* lator a fisherman brought  up tho missing wheel from fairly deep  water upon bis hook,,   Whftre H������ Was Oolnsr.  "There wiih ii 8cot," snid nn Englishman, "who owned a lino orchard surrounded hy a hedge. Ono duy as ho en-  frj'rd th!** rvhiird he ohw n nelchbnr  of bin orr-epln**: nn hnnds nnd knees  through the bed go so ns to steal some  fruit  " 'Sawney, boot, hoot, roonl' exclaimed tho Scot reproachfully, 'wbaur ar*  y   gangln'V  "The discreet Sawney answered;  "'Bock agon,'"  emammamta*mmmmmmmmt*mawmmm  Itet Ilia Bip������i*l<-tife,  Itrs, Honpeek-Let me see, it It "bigamist" or '���������polygiunlatr  Mr. tlcupeck-Wlmt are you talking  about?  Mr*. Houpetk���������Why, a mnn *������bo bss  one wife too many is a "bigamist"  Isn't be?  Mr. Henpeck-Not necessarily.  A "Widespread Medley of Cnpleatmnt  Sights, Odors and Sound*���������Some of  tlie Inconvenience* That Beset the  Foreigner In Shopping:.  Tokyo, the vast sprawling capital of  eastern Japan, a comparatively young  city, is aged with the scars of ftre, of  csu-tliquaEe and of war. This great  city, once of 1,000,000 inhabitants,  spread over what is popularly estimated its a hundred square miles, seems  still fo cower in the shadow of the fortress of the great Iyeyasu.  For the American tourist unprepared  for ihe real orient and knowing Japan  only ihrough her art products and the  few pon pictures of the artist rhapso-  dists who have embarrassed her with  their praises Tokyo is a rare purgative.  Except for the stately and dignified  tombs of the shoguns and the fine official grounds and buildings of tbe capital ho finds his senses assailed on every  side by unpleasant sights, odors and  sounds.  Approaching Tokyo by train from Yokohama, he sees tbe green hillsides placarded with enormous advertisements.  Arrived in tbe city, he finds the poster,  and billboard everywhere monstrous  and flagrant Stagnant sewers lie along  the roadside, and i'oul odors arise from  the .pavements, constantly wet down  by the householders. Porters and storekeepers with a rag of a breechclout or  a scant skirt jostle, shout and stare,  and perhaps a whole family may be  seen in a doorway ready for the tub,  from which you see the steam arising.  A street called the Ginga is the state  street of Tokyo, and her������ in the evening yon may find an infinity of wares  spread out upon the walk, which is one  of the few real sidewalks in Japan.  Most of these wares, however, are a  vast inconsequential array of cheap  trifles, such as the enterprising manager of an American "five cent store"  might gather together. There are,, however, a number of somewhat pretentious stores to be seen by the persistent shopper.  Shopping in Tokyo, however, is attended by .many inconveniences. To begin with- your rickshaw man knows no  English and no'thing about the stores,  andthc names and numbers of streets  are-known oiily~^~fhe nia^lSaljersr  Where a street has a name it is likely  to belong only to the shady side and to  run around the block instead of continuing from the next corner.' If, however, you succeed in 'findiug;a store  your troubles have just begun. Tbo  proprietor sits at the rear of the establishment, cross legged, before a small  desk. By virtue of being in his own  store he hits reached the summit of  earthly desire and cares nothing about  you. Perhaps if you wait some small  clerk of a dozen years or less will come  to wait upon you nnd, seeing you are  a foreigner, will charge you extra for  the few words of English he can master.  If you nre bold enough fo leave your  rickshaw nnd wander about on foot you  will soon attract a curious crowd, tho  elattor of whoso'wooden geta upon the  flags will well nigh .deafen yon. It is a  good nntnred, well meaning flf>owd,  however, mid will soon bo scattered by  a policeman. If there are nny clerks  going your way thoy will address you  in the hope of learning a few words of  English or Invlllng you to their stores.  Thero Js no hostility or Insult, only curiosity and good nnlured, childish  amusement.  Modesty is nn unknown quantity in  Jfipun, as ono soon learns. If your rickshaw mnn's two garments become damp  he Is likely to change them before you.  and follow travelers In the cars aro  sure to change their oloihos without  doferonco lo placo or surroundings.  Men und women uso the muno tiuil' at  the Hiimo time In Iho public but lis without it thought of impropriety.  Tho streets of a Jiipiineso clly ore full  of Intorostlng sights and seem never  twice tho sumo. Every slum and ovory  piiHHoi' hy Is a novelty that chains the  aHontloi) for a moment. In n laud  whero nearly nU wares are hnnd made  every urllclo bus somo Individuality,  nnd ono is led on with the hopo of finding Homolhlng bottor thnn tho rent,  U(>iivy IoihIh uro ciirrlod through the  streets on (lie backs of men nnd women, on horsus nnd on two wheeled carts.  The dirts uro drawn by hulls or shaggy northoi'h stallions and-are guided by  tho driver, who walks with the polo.  Tho burdens carried by womni nnd  children aro remarkable. All over Japan tho hoavlost work Is dono by women, ttio bricks and uumoury '������i ������������������'���������' '���������������'������  llitihcHllil ami gwvuiiuut-iit bi;.*M.'i)g*i bring so transported lu the beat of midsummer. Children carry their brothers  and sisters strapped to their bnoks nnd  hnn! great loads on heavy carts. Tho  llfo of tbo Inbonng ������i������ssw *iviu������ viuj>  arduous, nnd thoy are remarkably patient nnd Industrious. Throughout city  nnd country every one seoni*- to be hnrd  at work.  Tho death rote of Tokyo h vory high.  The custom of currying "'7 young  children strapped on the back with  their bonds uiij-rotocled I���������>��������������������������������� the sun  lends to thousands of ensen uf brain fever nnd blindness. A nwj'ir.ty of tbt  children benr tlie marks > f skin dls-  p������ ur  eases, and their beads are often nan-  seating to behold. Tbe water used in  the city is suspicious, and travelers  drink spring water or tea. The general  practice of rubbing certaln wooden images on the temple** to secure freedom  from various forms* of disease undoubtedly assists the spread of various disorders.  Plaufi'ble  Inference,  Gilbert���������Pri?. Iiow do you know Miss  Merrin has renin ined single from  choi-'o?  Horace���������Because I never heard her  snv.she had.���������Boston Trauscriot.  THE WILY HED MAN.  f  Some    Instance*    ot    fhe    Indians*  Qnicki.eM-i  of "Wit.  Numerous instances of tlie red man's  quickness of wit are related by those  who have bad dealings with him.- A  Canadian chief was looking Idly on  while some Englishmen were bard at  work Improving property newly acquired from tho dusky tribe.  "Why don't you work?" asked tbe supervisor of the chief.  * "Why you no work yourself?" was '  the rejoinder.  "1 work hoadwork." replied tbe white  man, touching his forehead. "Butcome  here and kill this calf for me. and I'll  give you a quarter."  The Indian stood still for a moment,  apparently deep-in thought, aud then  he went off to kill the calf. '  "Wby don't you  finish your job?"  presently asked the supervisor, seeing  .the man stand with folded arms over  tbe unskinned, undressed carcass.   ;  >  "You say you give me quarter to  kill calf," was the rpply. "Calf dead.  Me want quarter."  The white man smiled aud handed  fhe Indian an extra coin to go on with  the work.  "How Is it," asked the Englishman,  one day after a series of such one sided  dealings, "that you so often get tb'e  better of mc?" \;  "I work headwork," solemnly replied  the man of the woods. ."'!;,  A white trader once succeeded in  selling a large quantity of gunpowder  to one of this tribe on the assurance  that it was a new kind that the white  man used for seed and if sown in especially prepared loam would yield an  amazing crop.., Away went the Indian  '(to sow his powder and in his hope of  ^making money from his fellows,wajs  -rcareful~not^to-mention-his--enterprise���������  When at' last, however, he realized how'  be had been duped he held his tongue  for a year or more until the trickster  had completely forgotten the occurrence. Then he went to his hpaxer's  store and bought. > goods on credit  amounting to a little more than tho  price of the planted gunpowder. ,Ho  bad the reputation of a good payer, and,  his scheme worked easily. When set-,  tllng day came, the creditor called  promptly.  /'Right," snid the Indian slowly-  "right, but my powder uot yet sprouted.   Me pay you when me reap bim."  An impudent Indoruemcnt.  During ,,orio" of his busy reception  hours, when President Lincoln was  talking first to one, then, to another, of  tho many who filled the room ta the  White House,'agentlemnn asked If any  news bad been received from John Mor-  gun, whoso Confederate cavalry wero  raiding Kentucky aud Ohio.  "Wo'Jl catch John some of theso  days," replied Lincoln. "I udmirc him,  for he is a bold operator, Uo alwuys  goes after the mall trains in order to  get information from Washington. On  his lust raid ho opened some mail bags  and took possession of tbe official corre*  spondence  "One letter wns from tbe war depart*  ment to a lieutenant in Grant's nrmy.  It contained a captain's commission for  h(m. Right under tho signature of A.  Lincoln tbo audacious Morgan wrote,  'Approved, John Morgan,' und sent the  commission on Its way, So there ls one  officer in our army whoso commission  boars my signature with tbo approval  of that daredevil rebel raldor,"  Culldrea and Flar.  Play distinguishes tho higher from1  the lower animals, nnd It signifies pos-  slbiilty of education. Fishes do not  pluy at all, tho lower mammals can  hardly bo taught to play, nnd birds aro  entirely devoid of tho instinct But tho  kitten nnd tbe lamb aro ossontlolly  playing animal*. Tbo human younjr,  howovor, nro tbe truo players, nnd In  reality It is ploy thnt develops thorn Into manhood. "Children," says Dr,  Hutchinson, "aro born llttlo amorphous  bundles of possibilities and ore played  Into Bbnpe."  A Jiinlurlw boot,  nil-band Are you aware, my dc^r,  that on this grassy spot began a war  thnt lusted ten years?  Wifo-Wby, John, It was her* that  yon proposed to mo.  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McLEAN,  The Pioneer Watchmaker,  Jeweler and Optician.  lyes Med te  You have tlie money, I have the  Gi ode, now I wan the money and  you nvaiit ine b'otds scr-cotne and  see what bargnjn*-you can get. ,  All the Latest MAGAZINES  and i-'AFJiiitd on hand.   ���������I-|I|������������W-M������|-W<M������ Willi l-M-MI' ��������� II ������������������IBlWWWWIiMIMWW^MMWili'MWjiMM  HARNESS  yVkj   WILLARD is prepared to  v v ���������    till any Orders for Pine or  Heavy Harness, at short notwo.  (> ��������� .. .        ' "  WILLARD BLOCK,     Cumberland*  :       WILLIAMS BROS,       ':  ;Livery Stable:  ��������� Teamsi'Krs and Draymen    ;  : Single and  Double ric***    ;  ��������� for Hire.-  All Order-:    ���������  ; Promptly   Attended  to   ��������� ;  : Third St., Cumberland, B C.  8  S"  63  W  B  o  .J  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  0  k|.  W  P  03  <  > .  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(������������������# ��������� a # t ��������� I t ���������  iunn  THE    "UJSTXOHi      EAY  BRIGK ANDJLE YARDS  S. NAKAN0, Proprietor-.  mm-pemimmmmimm ~>  ���������._, j .iii     i       i      i  Hard-Burned and ordinary Bricks.  Fire Hriekn,  ...    ... Tiercel and Ordinary.  Drain Tilen���������       3in'., 4m., and 6in  Fire Backing of all kinds to order.  Yards at Union Bay.  T-OlWK AW.KI.x���������'     CUIv^BEJRXjAI^D   B.O  s. s. "City of Nanaimo.  Leaves Victoria Tuesday. 6 a.m., for Nanaimo,  calling' at  M uskraves, Vesuvius, .Crofton. Kuper, and Thetis  Islands first and third Tuesdays ol  eiich month; FuHorrl, Ganges, and  Fernwood, remaining Tuesdays in  each month.  Leaves Nanaimo Tuesday, 5 p.m., for  Comox, connect iny with s,s, Joan al  Nanaimo.  Leaves Comox Wednesday, 8 R.m., for  Nanaimo , direct,  connecting   with  train lor Victoria  Leaves Nanaimo Thursday, 7 a,m, for  Comox and way ports,  Lcavef Comox Friday, 7 a.m., for Nu-  naimo and way ports.  (.eaves Nnnaimo Friday, 3 p.m.; first  and third Fridavs of each month to  ("ange-i, remaining Friday* of each  niijinh 10 Ladysmith.  LeavcsGmgesor LtidysmiihiSaturday, 7  a.m., for Victoria and way ports.  VANCOUVER-NAM AIMO ROUTE  8. H      "JOAN,"  Sails from Nanaimo 7 a.m. daily except  Sundava.  .Sails from Vancouver nficr arrival of C,  P.R. Train No. j, daily except Sunday*, nt 1 p.m.  TIME TABLE EFFECTIVE  JUNK K 10D3.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No, ������-.Daily. No. 4-Sun-fay  am. r.M,  Do. 0 00 Viotoria Uo, 4.00  "   0.28 Oolditroam  ���������������  4.28  ������������������ 10.2-1 Konnig'H ������������������   ulii  *��������� ll.UO. .D^wAa'.     "   5 5?  P M, V M.  ������������������ 12.35 . .Nanaimo  '���������   737  Ar 12 53.. Wellinijton Ar. 7.52  VKiHWf'* TO VIOTORIA.  No. 1���������I'ml Nj. 3-8oBday  A.K. A.M.  Do.  8.00 WdltoKtoa T>o 4 Oft  "  *������ Naowmo ��������� *������  4.15  10,02 l'iinoun's  ���������������   5 55  "10.42 Koenig's  "    6 30  " 11.3S CiUUti-miti  "   7.27  Ar ��������� 12 00. ...'���������. i .Vic.oria  Ar 7.55  Thousand Mile .11.cl Commiii.tiion  kets on sale, j-ood ov-'i rail and ste.n..ei  lines, nt two .ind om-hall cents per mile.  Special trains and steamers for Excursions, and reduced rues for parties may  be arranged'for on application to the  Traffic Manager.  The Company reserves the right to  change without previous notice,Steamers  sailing dates and hours of sailing.  Excursion Tickets on anle Irovn and to  ill Stations, good lur going journey Saturday and Sunday, ivuuning nut laicr  ihun Mondav.  CiKC. L. COUKTNKY,  Tniiiic Maiuij-er.  '���������||i^fl{^iJ^^iMSy5h:''^^j  oi(aHiu,ii������cwUk'������i<.i  St. Anrin SCHOOL  QUAM1CI1AN,   B.C.  A Hoaiding School for girls, with department i'ur o\ phans, pleasantly located  .1 ee miles from Duncans Station.  Primary and Preparatory Eiigli**h Couis'e..  'Competent lusirticiors for Piano and  ,Needle-work. Cutting and Fitting Also  taught. Board and Tuition, $9 a month.  For particulars, address���������   '  SISTER SUPERIOR,  Tzuuhalein I'. (X  I.   O.   R  ("OUltT DOMINO,  8518, We\*  do liiBtMnuilay in ihn nionlh  in the K of P.. Hull.'  Visiting Brethren invited.  17m 12fc  mV  ft  H  ,t.~. ..i,..,..-.������ </  -f-  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Hok&  &U   Wife  Viewed the Story  T  f  (  M  HEY are .telHjrjg. a. good, story"oa  a pro^iqeptV.citizen ''6f������ Syracuse  who trfealofrepeat a joke to hia  wife and found tlje joke, was "on himself. It seems tlidjf the citizen was ia  a downtown" batjjjstare one evening  after closing hoursV and the proprietor  from some incentive said, "I will give  to any man here a new silk hat if hu  will swea** on his*,|j*vord pf .honor,that  never since "bis marriage has he cast  a languishing glance or the eye oif love  on any woman oth|r than his wife.,'',  A young mun sjtppped forward and  said, "Give me tue>hat."  "Are you ready to so swear?" as,ked'  the shopkeeper.     ���������< j.  "I am," replied the young man firmly. -���������   ���������: , .  "Take the hat," 'i*aid the hatter, who  then added, "When were you marrlqd.  by the way?"       ~-  "Last night," replied the young'n������*in.  This was the joke���������the joke on the  hatter���������which tb^ prominent 'citizen  ran home and repeated to his wife-with'  much gusto. Li .-���������   ���������   ���������  After he had finished, the wife did  not seem to appreciate -the "humor asa  keenly as had been anticipated by tbe  litisbdhd.  ,  "Why don't you laugh?" asked the  latter.   "Dori'VyiJu/'see it is funny?" ;"  -   ,   "I was thinking." replied,the' wife.  ; ."Why didn't; you' bring home the hat,  dear?" ','...'  "Well, darn it, a'silk bat never did  look well on. me!" .remonstrated the  prominent citizen.���������Philadelphia Ledger.'  Pathology.  The child was extremely ill.    Anybody could see that., ��������� i  "What has sbe boW eating?" asked  .���������',; s;th<f doctor.';' '.;  ���������'..''      "Sh'e'is just' home from a little chil-  .1' dBen's" fcarty,. where the refreshments  were chicken sandwiches, fruit cake.  candied cherries,  nuts, coffee,  chocolate creams and fibster salad," said  mamma.  The-doctor looked perplexed.  'u "' "Anything else?"'be asked.  ���������  ������ Mamma-thought-a-moment.^-������������������:���������  ^  "Oh, yes; fruit ices!" she said.  "Ah!" ex'claimejl tbe doctor at once.  "Doubtless the water with which the  Ices were made was not thoroughly  sterilized."  He sbppk,his head.���������tiife.  What Ho Wanted.  "My brother bought an automobile  here last week," said an angry man  to the salesman who stepped forward;  to greet him, "and he says you told  him if anything broke you would supply a new part."  "Certainly," said the clerk. ."What  does he want?"   '  "He wants two deltoid muscles, a  couple of kneepans, one elbow and  about half a yard of cuticle," said the  man, "and he wants- 'em right away,"  ���������Baltimore .News.  Complacency.  "Well, I don't-know what we are go;  lug to do now," remarked the man of  family. ."Thd butchershavo struck, and  tho price of moat is bound to go up."  The,, nervy boarder . smiled and  fihrngged his shoulders. "Sorry for you,  old man/' be replied, "but that doesn't  worry me personally. All we get in  bash, any way."���������Cincinnati Times-Star.  Can't hone Mlwu  STORYOB GRAND  OLD MUSICIAN.  "J**!*  Dodd's Kidney  PUls  Cured   His  Kidney .Disease of Years  Standing.  i    i "i*   >"  Samuel J, Crovr^WeU-Knovrn as tho Leader  "ot ', tho'. "Sorth Pallium and Rosodene  String;. Band, is" Agatu Kujoylng Perfect  Vigor. ".;  Rosedene, Ojnt., Feb. 22-{Speei������il)���������  There are fewt better known musicians  in this part of Canada than Mu-nnel  'Di, Crow, for^ many years lender of  the old Polham and Rosedeue Suing  Band, and only his retiring run uro  has kept him from gaining a national  reputation. .Consequently his complete -.recovery from an aggravated  case of Kidney Disease of years has  aroused much-,comment here. Interviewed regarding his case Mr. Crow  said:���������',- v-  "To-day, I enjoy as good health as  I did in boyhood, and I give'the entire credit to ('Dodd's Kidnoy Tills. I  suffered for years irom Kidney Trouble, which became aggravated upon  every attack of cold and caused me  agony. .In the winter of ii>9S it developed into gravel, when I was totally unfit for anything. I tried different medicines without the desired  results. 'y  .'...'.'I was��������� in constant misery when I  commenced to use Dodd's Kidney  Pills. To my astonishment and delight I' immediate,y began to recover,  aud,-.after using five boxes tho-disease  had, entirely: disappeared., ;1 hnve  known others who were .great sniYei-  ers >to be: entirely cured by 'Dodd's  Kidney Pills.".  The    yearly   production of coal  in  Russia is more than 6,000.ouo u>ns.  It is' considered bad form to cany  an umbrella 111 Russia during the  winter. ' ;        ���������  ��������� Lever's Y-Z ("Vibe Head) Hifinfti-.tant  Soap 'Powder i.s better than or her r-ow"  rlers, Tas it is both soap and, disinfectant*. . iii  -bake    Baikal,  in    Siberia,    ^s Ihe  highest fresh water lake in the world.  Da'ry farming is    pursued  in Finland from a scientific point of view.  iheumatism   WiSI  Succumb to  ��������� *^th_ Ai'.en'caiWtheuniatic. Cure hecnusc  1 /?"������es" ilR'hr~ ur nit "seat "of ~Uie"TTdTfl>le*  .iifl removes tlie cause. Many so-railed  ���������'ires but deaden jiain temnoiMrily only,  to have it return itfrai.i with redoubled  ������������������ioleiu-c. ' Noi so \1itl1 this irci'iit iciiie-  ly. li, eradicates from the system the  last vestige of the diieiise and ns cures  ire permanent.���������7-I- -  Japanese spies have been working  among the Chinese laborers- j-i the  groat fortress at Port Arthur.  Every year 2S0.000 conscripts 'oin  the Russian army.  During leap year every fligfblo  young man should be equipp.-d v. iih,  a chaperon.  Tt's an awful handicap for a irlrl tq  liiavo a younger sister who 'is a real  beauty.'  TMor.t men would far ruther lose Pto  on a horse race than a n\cU-.*l :,hrough  a hole in a pocket.  Most of .the imu't'iagcs urruugisi hy  aiatclvnvnkors turn out misilts.  Don't accept a bald I,mid ��������� ns a  badge of wisdom without invi-stiga-  tlon.  " Noxlona.  "I ought to be pretty well acp-ualnt-  ed wlfh the durned town," growled tho  chronically disgruntled cltlzon, '< "I've  boen knocking around It for twenty-  flro yenrs."  "I don't know about tlmt," aal'l th������  othor elttaen, "but ever alueo I havi������  known you you've been knocking ft"������-  Ohieiigo Tribune.  A chauffeur is a man who runs  down pedestrians and runs up ivpmr  bills.  People may not thinkcon u fool,  yet thoymay not be in a position to  dotiy it.     ' ���������>��������� "'   , 1 ���������    ;���������  For ovory ton of con I. ��������� Ru.'-sin hums  nine tons of wood.  JDnmfnro'n-ii  .....Frank���������Whnt suooohhdid you have on  your hunting trip In Mnlne?  -'������������������ Arthiir���������Bully,   I shot two gulden  .nnd wounded n lumbe'riuan.-Cbelaett  (Mafia.) Gazette.  I   The Russian vlroroy 1n tlio euM Ih  learning how to write dospotchw com-  jmencing, "We regret to report,"  r  "Do you know. Mini Fuuuy. I IkiUov-i  I could i(t and talk to you forever?"  "U*,  I beHert  you could."-������*  Ayer's  Give nature three helps, and  nearly every case of consumption will recover. Fresh  air, most important of all.  Cherry  Pectoral  Nourishing food comes next.  Then, ��������� medicine to control  the cough and heal the Iunj������,  Ask any good doctor.  ������1 Brrt aiid Afer$ Cham Vertatal M rann  aao, I ).���������������/��������� 1MB terrible oam ot luiii au-  ���������wii ont*������a l������������Jt. J ������m nam wltlioiU ������,"  AUtaaru. Uauiucq*, M������ti������tbi, Ohio.  for  lOiAjneo,,  J&MlJijlMI.  Consumption  ii������wtfft AM naturt with Ay������r������ Nil  tt  it*  THE CANADIAN PRESS.  Sir Wilfrid Laui-ier ������������ivbs His Impre������5lani  of Its Coudbct and luflueacent th������  French JournuligU' l'auqu������l.  At tho recent banquet of French  journalists in Canada, held at Montreal, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Premier of  Canada, said:  "My first duty is to congratulate  you upon this magnificent banquet,  and to thank you for your kind in-'  vitation. In this banquet yo'u havo  given,a stimulus to your profession  and a now evidence of thc truth of  that axiom which says that in .union  there is strength. Some years' ago 1  was a journalist myself, but I know  a, better profession than that���������the  profession of law. Mr. Dansoroau, I  feel, will not appreciate such a declaration from iny lips, but it is not  In the power of all to be cither a  lawyer or a Journalist. In the profession .of law a practitioner is,ever  walking in the eyes of an opponent;  the journalist is ever walking in tho  eyes of the public. There is no hon-  estj labor that is not dignified, and  the' journalist, believe me, is not less  worthy than the lawyer.  "As Mr. Tarte says, the mason  who does his work honestly is'entitled to the highest appreciation. I  am' of the> opinion that a man( who  belongs to the legal profession and  does not qualify himself fully to  , pursue that vocation, is just as much,  to be condemned aa would be the  mason Under similar circumstances.  Not otherwise, is it with the.journalist. But it must be remembered  that the journalist possesses a greater and a wider influence than any  other member of society. Especially  so is this in a country such as ours,  possessing representative institutions.  Our .constitution's, power is fittingly-  represented by the Parliament and  press.      >.     ,  . .  'VVesop tells of that man who,  asked to provide the best thing' in  thc world for a banquet, brought  forth a tongue, and the appropriateness of the selection is not,far to  seek. Tongues can build reputations,  diffuse happiness and create goodness. The noxt day, being asked to  supply, a second banquet, whore the  worst thing in tho world should be  represented, again there, wero tongues. And that also was true.-' Tongues can blast reputations; ...tongues  are the mother of all difficulties,-the  organ of calumny. The press has  not only- one.tongue, it has a .thousand. The press can do good,. but  it can also work mischief.  "Happy is the .-journalist whoso efforts are directed towards the'  best  results. The London Times'ls^pps--"  sibly the highest exemplification1 of  what a great journal may reallyi'do."  The Times has both made and., r',unmade Governments. Though I--:am  not prepared to endorse all his'opinions, Lovls--.Veillot.in France, enter-.  cised a very wide influenco,' and-"is  worthy of emulation. Here in Canada we had Etienne Parent, whowas  tho dean of ' French-Canadian journalists, after a service of twenty-five  years. And what Parent was to tho  newspapers of Quebec that George  Brown was to the newspapers ot Ontario. I do hot pause to mention  living journalists.  "The best moans to obtain succcbs  in journalism is to study tho history  of your coiintry. Havo always in  view the welfare of the country, no  matter what may he your political  opinions.  "Bo faithful to your convictions.  Thus may Journalism increase in influence, and every class in th������ community reap the benefit,"  Th* aiwi-Kir Tlmt; Win*.  An Ottawa boy, who ,less than threa  years ago was carrying messages for  a business office in Ottawa, io to-day  filling an Important position of trust  in tho First National Bank of one of  the largest cltiei in the United  States, lie is an orphan, without  relatives and without influence.'When  in Ottawa he was sought for by other business houses. Ho was but a  boy. Whnt was the reason for his  rapid advancement? Not influence, because, as slated, ha had no Influential  relatives or friends., lie had, and  has, a disposition and manner that  are tho nucleus of a fortune, To moot  lilm onco was to remember him, A  bright, amllliijr faco, nn accommodating manner, nn apparont desire to  do things iileasuntly and to do them  well, mado him a favorltci. He carried  Ma ���������n.ftRBaao to Garcia, and carried H  with a uinilo.  Thoro nro in Ottawa lo-day, as Jn  othor cltlen, htindiwjA of young mun  who wonder why thoy do not get on,  nnd blame ovejryone but. .Uipmuolvos,  Thoy are filling position*- in liatik-*  and In oflkos. Thoy are gruff in u������-  swcrlng the telephone, gruff In gracing, or in fulling to groot their employer's customers, alert in Ir-avlnur  thr������lr ofni-r.fi sharp on tlmo, but not  so alr-rt in ranching thrm . 011 time,  They    are   not   malting   themnolvw  i-irwmnMi-. nnii  |nrlfeT*.r>nr.|������M������    p������<f    fht������  men who Is not lndlt-pi-tnt-tabla tn Wn  employer In not aounrht after by tht  other man.-Ottawa Free Vraaa.  mmmaamm^m'awmmmmmammammmammm  The iTefficIa of the mind, like thorn* of  of the face, grow worae at we grow  oM.-ltocbefonf������aiilrt.  J*������!oi-a Man.  Mrs, Protty���������Isn't It itrango? Mra.  Boautl tana not put on mourning tot  hor husband.  Mr. Prerty-r ondrratiind thnt bw  late bui-band particularly requested  that aho should not  Mra. I-retty-The brute! I euppoii  bt know bow loraly tbt would look In  It  Fish are sold alive hi Japan, the  pedlars carrying them .through tlio  streets in tanks.' [  In Japan every child is. Xitught  write with both-hand--.  to  ship is life,:.and lack or felloyj-hip is  death; and fhe deeds ihat -,e 00 upon  tlie earth,'it is for-fellowsnip's sake  that- ye .da. them.--r.Will.ia.in 3i<.utis.  Forsooth,    brothers,,  fellowship,  is  heaven and its lack is hell.:., fellow-!paid,  The Japanese-fc<i"v jbeea called the  Britons of Asia. Vhi-s is one of tho  handsomest compiittu-iits wo'could Ie  CROUP, BRONCHITIS,  WHOOPING COUCH  Are Ailment* Which Causa Great Anxiety to Mothers Who Are  Not FamMiar will*, the Curativa Powers of  Dr. Chase's Sypip of  Linseed and Turpentine.  It   is;a   serious question.to every  mother as to how she "can host com  bat croup, whooping cough, bronchitis, and similar ailments which are  sure    to   attack    the little iuns at  times least.expectod." '  The hollow, croupy. cough, conies  with tcrri'hile foreboding as it arouses  the hopelessness of battling against  a disease which frequently defies the.  most skiirul physicians. ' '  In croup above all" other diseases  promp.t .action is of the greatest importance imaginable. With ,Dr.  Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine at hand any mother can ef-  lect almost, instant -relief wiiop tho  children are struggling frautlcally  for rireath." Ey .sheer force af 'Jieritj  it has won. its; way to popularity,  and is.known iill. ovor this continent  as the niose effective treatment', for  throat and lung' troubles that science  has ever devised.  Mr.:.W. McGee, 49 Wright, avenue,  Toroneo, Ont., states :���������"There is no  remedy in iny opinion that ������������������"in act  more promptly than Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed.and Turpentine. ' jit  cured my son of croup, absolutely,  in om������ night.    We g*ave him ���������-.; cose  when he wus black in the face with  choking. It 'gave him������ instant- relief.  During tho night he -took .-several  doses and .in the morning woko up  bright, perfectly well, and cheerful.  I must say it, is ,a .wonderful tiied/-  cine," ' :, . ' '  Mrs. J.-'W. Lloyd, Albion1. ������t*reet,  Belleville, Qnt.-, states :���������        , %r^  "In the beginning of last'winter. I  took a very' se'vere cold, 'accompanied  withi a'bad cough, and- was.alinppt  laid up for a time. , I tried "several  remedies, but with indifferent-results.  On the*advice:of a.friend L,got..���������iibattle of Dr'. .Chase's Syrup of Lin^oed  and Turpentine, and'<found <tliat Cjit  relieved tho cough ,at once.. -.. J'.y the  time, I had taken the one''-bSttle my  cold was gone, and,I*!c'an truthfully  recommend ifc as,;a-, splendid, ruuiedy  for coughs and.colds.. *,'        ' ,  '  Dr. Chase's Syrup of LlRs'ebd ^fend  Turpentine) 25 cents a.;,bpt*t|_e4f ^imijy  size .(three times as niuch'j,���������:'Co"��������� cenjLs,  at all deal'ers, or EdmahsOuV'Biites  & Co'.;.Toronto,.   ; ').'>'���������''��������� f. ���������&  To protect you against iiiiitatibns  the portrait arid signaturoof DV.'-A.  \V. Chase, ��������� the famous receipt t-o^k  author,, are on. every bottle.*,   -""   '-\. '.vJi-.i'::''  .1. .'i...f ���������  Aro : You   Bulldlngc T  If  ������'v <  EDDY'S IMPERVIOUS; SHEATHING  Th<  nt BUilclin.eE F*.-aip������r IS/1 a cl ������**���������*���������.  It is very much stronirar and thicker than any other - (tarred or b*"dld-���������  log) -paper. It, li impervious to wind, keeps out cold,, keeps tn heat, .c*i>,-,  ries no smell or odor, absorbs no moisture/'''imparts.no'itast-**.'or flavor.to  anythln-c with which it comes In. contact. It is largely used not' only for ���������'  shsetlnR houses, but tor lining cold storage buildlu-rs/- refrigerators, aaljf*!...  Us, creameries, and all places where the object is to'keep an "even and'*:  uniform .temperature, ana at the jsama time avoiiJi**gr daupa.ew.'..r ytf ;  Wrlto our Agente, TEES A PERS8E, Wl������nlp������0y for ompla*  l^JialitLE^BaJLVJHLI^  ��������� 1?  .,.i  We are, surprised to .learn that the  czar has called off a state" b'a'l' at St.  Petersburg. Wo understood that ihe  fashion of "calling, off" had boconio  obsolete. ''   k" ���������'���������'������������������> <  Baptist Testimony  INITANT RELIEF FROM COLDS,  HEADACHE     AND     OATARRH.  REV.    FREY'S   STATEMENT:  Or. Agnow's Ointment Is without an oqu-.|  for akin dlseaaaa or piles,3Sc.  c...Rev/ ?; I'���������lT'ri������y,.,.Pftstor of -tiie"'Muj-le  St. .baptist Church', Buffalo,.%Y��������� i*t*ys ;,  "l have been greatly troubled uith'colSs.r-  hoadaclie and catarrh. I- have uned Pr.  Affiiew's Catarrhal I'o-vcter with-t-est-results. In fact it. has. done wonders for  Jiio, and l wish to recomuiond" it -to  overyono." This remedy ls .il������.o n per!,  feot spocltic for inllueiwa. Sold liy all  druggists. .*   241  Some people who pretend to, tell  tho trutji for tho truth's sake merely  tell It because it shows their neighbors up in a bud light.  The    Poisoned   Spring ��������� **> ���������&  nutiii'o so in man, pollute the sprlmr and  flisouHe anil wasto nro bound 10 follow���������  tlie Bioma������h and nerves out of kilter  im-niiH |)ol,������ioii In tlio uprlng. .South  American Nervine ���������' is 11 ureal ������������������iii-lfler,  I'liren Indlgo-'llon. DynpopHla, nnd tones  tlio iiorveH. Tlio hoHt'evidence'of Its ol������.,  1'iu-y Is U10 uusallcitod > testimony 0*  IhoiiHttndH of curod ones.���������70  At a .fapuiip.se baiHiuot It ,'w con-  Hlcloi'Ml b. couipllmont to oxihiingp,  cups with 11 I'rioiid,  Heart Slok  People.   ������r ***���������*!*  Cure tor the Heart, is a heart tonic that  noviir fiill������ to mirit���������is swift in lu oiTi"Cts  ���������itni>n closer tn tlu������ "borilor liind" and  -match-in I'i'nm ilcRth's grip more fuRnrers  thnn any othor tcnu'ily for nny family of  iI1hi>iii.:i������h ami niliiu'tiiH In tho rn(i'uor,v of  human mifYorlnsM. (lives rsllof in IU  nilniitos,���������75  In .luiniii'..tlW'i-o nro over .io.ido mili\s  of rnllwnys.  ItiiKsiu iiiiiiiK.l'ly H|i������.,ndHll?i-,,9<|-',.',<i������  o'n her iii'tii*,'.' ��������� ���������������������������'      '   '  ChryHitiithomtiiiiH, aorvoil ut* mind,  are ������ favorite artlolo of diet Hiiiotitf  the .IniuinoHo.  ������,"'.,'��������� L;,'V, ���������������������������������������������-������������������   Hoikm'H in RiiKsla aro built of ,ul-  low hrlfk   nnd i*rf> of rtni* stri'w'.  ��������� Iii, -il.  a.  -.'���������Chronic, complaining;,, makes, tough  luck all the tougher. -.       *������.'*���������-.  '   ������������������ ' ���������'��������� '������������������; "'���������'���������"���������'' - *->'������ ���������-������������������  '.'Russia is Ira versed by-; tlie,. largest  .-r-i vers; in -Europe,     i   .  ,     ���������    ."Jdi.    i>'\,  .���������, ~f  H ,   , ,      ���������..���������.,���������.  ,   -Jjl-.'-.j' '       " " ' ' "  ���������_* JTapanese omcors- direct-,,VjloirtjtrpjfPS  by means of,a whistle..  . '],'.' ."  !JIosco\v{is.'tlie,.centre of Icus.si'in.jia-  temal camnicrpel-*'���������������������������������������  l  ___ . .��������� > ._  ��������� Japan is *3Q;-56i square.mil>>s,-larger  than Englond, Scotland and Wales.  '.':'..;,, v- 2iiJ '   ��������� ���������>."  I^usfila has tewt-r-'hvl>6rstril*03ahan.  other countries. ���������-  ,,  " 1'titil'forty'"jipars. affd .tho .lapancso  were  vucclnatod'.Qti^the   tip   of ..the,  nose.  ��������� (���������      ,      ��������� I    TM  r ���������. 1  > The    czar, is.   af  the .hotid. pt. tho  Graqco-Ilusslan church. t        ,  1 ' ' -' ���������     '       ' .'     * 1       J  ---���������������������������^���������"--'^--���������������������������'-���������������������������^���������"',  1  Japanese,brides, during \he marriage coreni'ony. wash tho f?ot of the  bridogroom. ��������� ''   ' '    ���������  ''  son  A. good maxim is,never out of .-/ea-  :-A good ���������servant makes a^i/pod mas-'  ���������tor.   -.,  Tht satisfaction of having th������  wishing done early In tha day,  and well done, befcoji to tvtry  i mt 9t SunlitM Smb.        m ���������  : A -good tnle,; ill told, is^a J'Ujd ono.  Anigor 1b llko 0, ruin;'which'breaks  itsolf upon ivha^.it, falls,,  >:,       ,���������  ,. ^ ���������. "7 "���������  ,  Hussians are the most;"h'oi*pitable of  peopled '���������'   i   '���������"        "'' *���������'������������������* ���������   ���������;   ���������  ��������� "��������� ."-'  "������������������������������������"��������� -v.-.rr-err.rr.< ��������� i< .'..  troipel.v (llsngrwohle to tho liussiaa  noui*.'  '������������������' ;" ���������'��������� ":*   :!'*'1'i   ��������� '���������  '���������- ��������� ��������� i"   '"> ("i **"*���������*"*;���������"*! ;    1    t  SlICll .VjolfWt   CKCrClHi;  Hi   SUDf.  litter  ho oiuergod front hl.V'Uoinin'i'.i Le ox-  f TlT������ Htandara*.  Oati of tlii! atruti^st ill\utratloti'i* of  tho up������ n,ntl dowa������ of toriuno qbmoa  from Purls.     \ ���������'  A rich' Parlalan banker' beorima ns  ilui'od throiigh juiji^y iiivi}stm(?ut������ to  iii." num of )0,6o6thnca. that amount  tviik*povbrty fb'blnS,** nut], ovdrwbelrood  by lila Ions nod tho bopoli-asiloss Of tbo  Bilutitioii, hu couiuiiUed auldde.  Tlie 10,000 franca then :'tolY%' hla  brbthor, who hHd bo^n iof'years a pau*  por, i'HirjiiiKcU trotu juim tutnuy.   Hut  U) illill hlKil .1 itUlU lv|ilva������-ulu*i UlclrtJ-  ihle riyhcH, and hia n-.uou waa overthrown. In a moment of delirium bt  Jumpod Into the Selno and wait drowned.   . A Dad PaoH.    '���������  She-She's really too young to go  ���������hopping alone.  He���������Von, ihe U rather imprpaalona-  ble.V- '" '       ':  She-now do you mt������an?  Qe-Slio'a liable to get excited aud  buy ���������ometblnir.���������Pbiladalobla Proaa.  mm*   N  *-p-ae-aa--p-9-Bp-n  U   No **6U8D EVERY TUESDAY,  sstoription ,. $2 oo a year,  m. ������. anfcerson, fl&gr.  *"T AdvortiBorcwho want their ad  ehaaged, should get copy in toy  9 a.m. day before laaue.  The Editor will nut be responuible for the  view*, -wntiinenti, or any errors of ooBipo-ii-  lion of letter eorreepondenta.  /ob Work Strictly C. 0. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance.  A properly prepared plan has always been followed by Great Britain  in the development of her naval  strength. Japan has b. en her only  imitator, having deveoped into a  first-class naval power within the  last few years. They are still only  the two great naval powers who  have biuilt ships in accordance wiih  a definite programme carefully and  properly carried out. In 1895 Japan adopted a naval programm ��������� for  a certain number of vessels of all  clasres to be built and completed  by April 1906, at an outlay of  $106,000.000. The fi llowing year  Japan had under construciion in  American and foreign shipyards no  fewer than four battleships, nine  armoured cruit-ers. twelve torpedo  boat destroyers, twenty-three seagoing torpedo boats, and fifty-six  small torpedo boats. While ut the  same time there were in her own  naval construction yards, three  largo cruieers and ten ii rpedo boas  in process of construction. The  addition of these ships to. the M ik-  ado's floating defences has brought  Japan well up in the front rank of  -the-world^naxaLpPJfjnu. ^  that he employs six thousand natives on his tea plantations tn Ceylon. He owns a fleet of sailing  ships and steamers; he employs  1,800 persona in his London offices,  and 200 printers are employed  printing his lubels end stationery.  The best papers for advertising are  Hnve which enjoy the largest circulation, and the confidence of their  r uders, This confidence must ex-  t nd to the advertising as well as to  the news and editorial matter. A  paper abuses the confidence of its  readers by carrying fake and all  objectionable abveriising. It is  gratifying ihat newspapers, as a  rule, are far more careful in the  matter of selling advertising space  than formerly, and the day will  come when advertisements will be  subjected to a measure of censor-  i-hip that is now given to general  text matter.  recovered her feet. Her hollow pretenses of prepared -. ess were expot-ed  by the. st oke and her prestij-e fell  the world���������never again to be what  it was, no matter what later successes may bejhere. The bullying Goliath   of   the   East   had   n.et  his  David.  ���������  ���������  ���������  Tne Japanese in California have  given the world ajessoii in pi riot-  ism. The San Francisco colony lias  already raised $25,000 to aid Japan  in its struggle, and everywhere ev<������n  the poorest subjects of the Mikado  are coi.tributing their mite.  A people having such horaogenity  and tlie ������*eiuiment of loyalty so  thoroughly ingrained, cannot fail  to bo one day great.  It seems that originality has been  erased all over the world. Some of  us are disgustingly hackneyed, although we hate to admit it; Our  speech, our thoughts, our laugh, the  same stock expressions. Anyone  who dares to be different is brand d  as queer. Occasionally we meet a  person who is natural, one who ie  wise enough to be what nature has  made him. All the world sings the  same song for six months and then  drop* it for another. Looal man-  nets, costumes, provincial idioms  and songs, all are. effaced. How  can the youth have an individiml  physiognomy ? It is a heresy not  to be like the rest of the world. The  writer was once told that to be successful we must imitate; that original characters only flourished in  Dickens' time, but to my way of  thinking there is something wrong  with a person, whatever hi* attainments, who has no personality. The  fear of being singular appears even  in the dress. All must have the  same style in hat, the same knot in  the cravat, the tamecut o( garments  It is specimens of people by the  dozen who walk the streets, not individuals. The eye-glass, the cane,  the attitudes, the affectation of  speech, remind one of an automa  ton. Indeed, it would not be surprising to find a trade mark or  signature stamped somewhere on  his person. Manners conform to  tbe regime of dress, and ideas follow suit, like a procession of imitative sheep. And yet there are a few  who begin to comprehend that if  there is any way to be saved, it is to  draw near to the normal lite, to  appropriate the good, near or far  off, in the present and in tbe past,  to renounce exclusive tendenoies  and p*Uy interests, ���������and  bpmmft  ���������imply men and women.  An object lesson on the value of  advertising ii furnished by Sir  Thomas Lipton. He le noted as a  man who can spend almost a million for the mere satisfaction of see.  ing good sport.   It is stated of hia  WIRES-ontd. from page 1 .  of Sweden. They were last seen in  the centre of the Baltic Sea. It is  reported that the St Petersburg  authorities have been advised of the  matter and are alarmed for the  safety of the Baltic fleet.  Tokio, .25i h���������The Kussian Vladivostok squadron after a long process of inactivity suddenly appeared off Gen Sang on the eastcoast of  of Korea this morning with the  Gojo Maru, a .-Japanese merchant  steamer of 600 tons. A brief telegram from Gen Sang to-day says  3 Russian cruisers had entered the  harbor and were Still there when  the telegram was sent. Their arrival caused consternation in the  unprotected Japanese colony, at  Gen Sang. It is thought in Tokio  that this Russian naval movement  "WSI"bTalle'in"tlie-hope-of-intercept*--  ing some unprotected Japanese  troopship. It io notbeliev-d tbe  squadron will remain at Gen Sang  long.  The Vladivostok squadron consists of the cruisers Dotssi, Gronpboi,  Rurik and Begalyr.  ��������� Gen Sang is 300 miles southwest  of Vladivostok on the norihe,ast  coast of Korea,  Tokio, 25th���������The Japanese lines  operating steamers on the Gulf of  Pechili admitted their sailing beyond Chetoulpo on account of the  mercantile marines adrift from Port  Arthur and Port Dalny. Aerujser  discovered one forty miles off Shan  Tung and exploded it with a ehell.  It is known that the streams and  currents have detached many mines  Several of them have been discovered and destroyed, but it is feared  many are still being carried southward by the currents.  St Petersburg, 25-���������Major General  Pflug in a telegram from Port  Arthur formally denies the reports  that the Japanese ,have crossed tho  Yulu River.  St Petersburg, 25-���������It is auLhori-  tively learned that the talk of  mediation in the Russo-Japanese  war was founded upon the personal  desires of King Edward and King  Christian of Denmark, to avoid further bloodshed and tho conflict, but  that the steps taken have failed  utterly. The Emperor, with the  full concurrence of the  Imperial  family, decided not only to reject  all proposals looking to intervention but to proceed with the war  with au the reeuuiw-o uf the empire  until victory crowns the Hussiau  army. .  Jftpftn'U brilliant nnd dsrinff feat  at Port Arthur at the opening of  tbe war reminds one of the deeds of  Nelson. It was a bold attempt to  make the first blow a crushing one,  and while the attempt was only  partly successful, events may prove  that it decided the war. Russia  staggered under it) and has not yet  e  e  e  Davitt onct-again sees "British-  India at the mercy of Rust-ia's  overwhelming military power." For  a man who is always ''seeing  things," Davitt is strangely blind  to the pitious figure Russia just  now cuts trying to get her "over  whelming military power 'V over  obstacles certainly less formidable  than those she would encounter on  the rocky road to India.  ��������� ��������� ���������  That Irish-American "brigade"  (sixty men and a boy) met with  some disappointment in South  Africa���������but nil det-perandum ; a  chance opens in the East.  The Japs are a kindly people,  and there is no reason lo fear that  the . harsh experience the brigade  met with at the hands of the brutnl  British (that of being routed fr*m  their holes in the rocks and their  whisky jugs taken wiil be repeuti-d.  The British-Calfoknian.  FOB   SALE.  EGGS.FOR HATCHING:-Black  Minorca, $T; "~Ba7mi"P."ymr-uth~  Rock, 75c;   Duck, 75. ���������15 per  setting���������Apply, Campi'I'll Bros.,  Bakers.  i  Tq.Lease orfor.Sale.  A RAN''H of 160aoies, in C-mox District, ubnut 20 acres clear and partly clear,  with t-ood burn���������Apply tha Oiiiue.  'or.ing this week at the Cai-h  Furniture Store. Stair carpets,  linoleums, baby bnjj-i-ie-' and po-  carts, children's high chair.-", youthB  dining chairs, tables in endleap  variety, wire, jumbo and moss  mattresses, sideboard!-, bedsteads.  Rocking i.haiis from $2 up; bedsteads from $3 ; wire springs, $3 ;  iron bedstead with wire spriig  mattress, complete, $8.���������A. Nick  er'son.  TO LEASE, Unity's Farm, by the  year, V For particulars, apply to  Cutis. Bridge-. West Lawn, Sand-  wick, P.O., Comox.  aeaaammnaaaaeammameamaammamBaaeaam-mamm^  "IN THE COUNTY COURT OV NANAI-  MO HOLDEN AT CUMBERLAND  In tho goods of Yuno f nui*a (R, No. 100)  doooaaed intoatuto,  Notioe ia hereby given that by order of this  oonrt bearing date tho 13.h day of April,  1004, H. P, t'otlis of the City of Cumber-  laud, OiQoial Administrator, hai boon appointed Admiuiitrafcor of (til and alngular  the goods, ohattoln and oredita ot tho above  deceased.  N.B..-W. W. Wfflard of tho Oity of Oiim.  borland haa tinoa liaen appointed Official  Administrator in plaoe of H, F, Collia, ra������  signed.  Dated thli 10th. day of April 1004,  0. H   BKKvon-PoTTH.   Solioitor for Ad-  miniNtrntor,  1*9  ���������R  NOTIOE.  ThitvARold out my business, inolnding  ���������ii-1-li-rtaV.lnt**, plot uro framing, upholstering,  and (oneral jobhing in tho building line, to  Mr Jaa. H. Colliou ot Victoria, who in fa*  tare wilt oarry on tha above huainaaa.  ' All Acooooti due me must be paid on or  boforo April Ifllth,  Thauking tlio publlo for their put patro*  nage.  T, EDWARDS.  ���������MJ1IIIJIM|i|||W-W-.|-������*W^  YOUNG PEDIGRKE YORKSHIRE  PIUS from tha hard of J. E, Bretfaonr Bur-  ford, Ont,, olght wm������Ih old, $10 each. 8.  O. White Leghorn Eggs, $1.60 per 16,-F,  Roaao-i, Mayna Ialaad, B.O,  m   i������i mmO. .  S>*>������������  m  mm  A Bank Account  AND A  Full Pocketbook  Result from a course of training  by mail with the International  Correspondence Schools. We  qualify men and women for  better work and better pay, and  equip Inexperienced people for  salaried positions.  That our students succeed is  proved by the hundreds of tea*  timonials 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 VyMlit Ave., Sen-Ill, H.  NANAIMO,   B.C.  Co,  The yearly return of the Bock Beer season is of intt.rest to the  brewer Howell as the public, and the  UNION  BOCK : BEER  FOR    J 9'0-4.  Will again uhow that special care has been taken in the n.anufao.uie of the uupf rior  Brtii-le-;    The-Uuiou-Br8wiuK-Co.-'s Bock-has,been���������bre_w mouths  and stored iu thoir famous cellars ilntil it has reached the proper age, and in now      "~  ON DRAUGHT AT ALL HOTELS.  NOTICE.''  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP  NOTIOE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, on'  and after Saturday, 26't> March, 1904, tht-  firm of ���������A'ai.i.isii A Paiitkid'ik, t-toi-e kcept.r  and general niProlmntf, Ouuiberlaml, w.ll  be dissolved and the Uu-iiuu-H hith-rto ouri-i  ed on by them will b- oairi'id on by R Ross  Napirk and Fuank Pahtiudoi* under th*  titln of Navikii Sl Pahtuiduk  All accuuutu and hook, delim due the flrni  up to fie time of diuuolution will b- payahl*  to and collected by tha oM firm i������f Wallkk  & Pahtiuduk and all liabilities up to tinn  af or tlio aa mo dati will h? p<>ablo by th<  new firm ot Naviku & Pauthidor,  HENRV WALLER.  PRANK PARTRIIJGE  R. ROS8.NAPIBR,  IN thi- COUNl'Y t'OUUTov NANAIMO  HULDEN AT OUMBEItLANl).  In tho good* of Cuow Skn (Runmr, No. 4)  d eooased in testate,  NOTIOE la h.ruby givou that byordorof  his Honor   K i lliin-iuon,   Judgo  of the  County Uuiirt of Nanaimo, datud the 2nd  day of Miiroh, 100-4, H. P. Oolite, of tho  Oity of CuinborlfiDd, OlHoial Adminiatrator,  hnn been appointod Adminiatrator of all and  lingular the gnodi, ohattlea, and credit! of  tho above douvniod.  Dated this llth day of Maroh, 1004.  O. It BEBVOR POTTS,  Solioitor for tho A'liiitnlstrator.  wmawaelmammmBimuwmu���������iit-tssmammmm  WANTED  Sprcjal UEPRRSRNTATiVBin this county  nnd adjoining territories io represent  and advertise an old catnbliahed buaineas  house of solid financial sumling. Salary  $31 weekly, with Expenses advanced  cad, Mondnv*,*"; rheelt direct from hend'  quarters. I-t'orsi- nnd h������f������-*y furnished  when neceasaryi position permanent.  Address Blew Bros. & Co., Room 6io  Monon Bldg., ChicAgo, 111.  HOLY TRINITY CHURCH  SERVICES.  Holy Communion every Sundnynt 8 pin.  ���������first Sunday il^ne month, 11 nm.  Morning service, it a.m.; Sunday  School, 2jii p.m.- Evening service,  7p.n..{ Choir Practice every Friday  at 7 3������ !������������������������������������  F. G. Christmas, Pastor.  FOB  SALS.  160 Ac, 0:-flwa>afait Land ^  Ou VALDEZ ISl^ND.  100 acres in Gras*- Pusture, about  10 ucit-.s in Meadow.  House,   Burn,  Slui-ie,  and' other  Oiuhou>������es.  50 FRUIT  TREES in   BEARING  ������������������  ���������-���������       ���������     ������������������-���������       -1-- ������������������ .  Well wa.eivd by a crei-k ; 2 mtlen  from VVlinrf, beving sumi-weekiy  -jteamer   cails   from   Vui.uouver,  15  HEAD GOOD STOOK, ftp , 6\e,  Apply this Office.  NOTICE.  THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD  Will be paid for information that will load  to the oonviytion of any pan-on guiby of  throwing rooks or other mint-oli against my  oabiuin Courtenay,  JOHN JOHN8TON,  BREEDERS ATTENTION I  The .Dftiiymtns and Live Stock Ai-  soci.itlon have again elected me as their  Secreiury, and I have been instructed  to arrange for a shipment of Breeding-  Stock, /mm the Eastern Provinces, and  I am now prepared to quote you prices  and give such other information that wilt  ensure getting- good serviceable stock  at reasonable prices.  It will be my earnest endeavour to  give the snme satisfaction to the Patrons  of the Association In tbe future, at I have  in the past two yeaiti, Au> j-u-  son wanting block out vvidi thi* ������hi|>.  ment, who ha* already purchased, can  do so by applying for space, on or before  tbe First day of April next,  Address ail t-wtmtumuutms to LAV.  Paislrv, SecTreas. of the Dairymans  and Live Stock Association, * Chilli wack,  B.C. >  Jilil  You can get Pit Boots, Overitlli.  Pit Caps, dec, nt rook bottom prioe*  at the Corner Store*

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