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Array fifar  r^fi^Y  /  HE CUMBERLAND I  i>  TENTH   YEAR,  CUMBERLAND,   B; C.   TUESDAY,  MAY 3.1.--1.904  .jli^  MEN'S SUMMER WEIGHT  Fancy Crash Hats,  75et each  Light Shades in Felt Fedoras,.. $1  ie  Numbers of ether Styles and Prices  , to choose from   Nichotles:& Reeouf, Ld.   S1^^T������^S^^B^,-^lirTQRiA>=B^C^  Ju">t raueived Jcvrgo "shipment of  r@.  vM.  II&03ST'  A.O-B  JL-i^^i  'wk&?  CULTIVATORS,   i-r.ED DIULLS,   WHEEL HOES, Esc.  ; ���������   ',   ;"' .VB'i.Y  fcATKHH lUVKOVKMBlfM ���������  Call -md bco thi-m'-ii" "vritc for catalogue** and prices.  PO. Diawer 508  Telephone 82.  Sole Agents for B;0.  Did you ever stop to thi ^k  ������������������Weiler"  STANDS FOR ALL THAT IS  GOOD AND UELIABLE IN THE  Furniture : Trade.  WEILER BROS.,     Victoria, B.C.  COMPLETE FURNISHERS.  CUMBERLAND  Meat Market  Ohoinftfit Meats  ftnppHcrt nt. Lnwenfc Market Prioai  Vegetables  A Groat Variety will alwayu bo  iu utock j  atoo a nupply of  Fresh Fish  ���������will bu on Salo ovory Wodnot-day  Your -pauonugo In cordially Invitod, aad  all ordirii will b������ promptly delivered.  J. McPhee L Son  PIVOPftlBTOliS.  NOTICE.  pOR OVER 40 YEARS ia the one line of baai-iew  *"- of Furniflhiiig Ilumoa, and our oonMnnul growth  proves our inothodYof oonduoting thia bunucw ato  corroot.  LAUGE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE  Mailed Free       Write for it at onoe,  I boR to inform the public that  on and alter January l������t, 1004, my  Ini fin <���������***(������ will be strictly oueh, b,y f?o  doing I oan give my Pittronn better  satisfaction,  T. H. CAREY, Tailor,  Top for quality, bntiom for prions  so don't mike a mistake, but buy  your groeerioB from the Big Store.  Telegraphic News  Nanaimo, 28���������Thomas Guy has  written a letter to the Herald stating that he is anxious for a match  with J. Stewart, and asking the  latter to meet him to day and sign  articles.  Gay and Stewart not having yet  como to terms Raujol is trying to  make arrangements with Stewart  for a match meantime.  Robt. Svvanson, Saturday, defeated Dan McLeod in a catch-as-catch  can wrestling match, for $200, in  which ihe la (er was to throw the  former five lirtiea in an huur, but  only succeed',d three times.  Tokio, 30th���������The Japanese casualties at Nans an arenbwJtstima -  ed at 3,51)0, the numberof liussiun  guns captured execeeds 70.  The second line of defences on  the Liao Tung peninsula h.s been  o.-.cupied by the Japanese .without  resistance..  Victoria, 30���������The Supreme Court  of Canada,-.sitting,at Ottawa, has  dismissed the appeal with costs in  Nightingale vs. Union Colliery Co.  This was done Without calling the  jespondenf."-  Si. Petersburg, 30���������There is no  confirmation at the general staff of  the reported defeat of 10,000 Cos  sacks at Ai Yang Pien Man.  Nanaimo, 30th.���������A second  and  greater disaster than that of a fortnight ago, when sawmill went up  in Amies, last night brought to a  u-iaudstiirNiiuaimo's chief industry  No7r^p"rrReFd7au^l"5~dj"oi'nilg"build~  ihgs being destroytd l>y fire, which,  it is feared may have extended into  the min'-i itself.   The property loss  is impossible to estimate but may  reach $200,000 covered by ��������� insurance.   The pit-head Js tiie finest on  the coast.   Engine room with magnificent hoisting engines, new wash  er, and conveyances recently installed at enormous 1 xpensc, numerouB  minor buildings including black-  femiths shop and   lamp room am  wiped  out.     The fire   broke  out  behind the bunker or among the  timbers of the pithead.    A spark  from a locomotive is the probable  cause.   Long before brigade anived  pit-head was hopelessly gone.   As  soon as notified of fire Swpt, Ilussoil  crossed to Protection Island shalt  and went in after a few men working theie.    As fan B'opped working these men were taken out to the  suvfaco without accident.  Later.���������The fire is blookod and  t*p,juri:ntly inextinguishable, guides  and ropes lute been placed around,  Debris will be cleared at once to got  pumps going and keep wine clear  of waier. Mine itself is in good  condition, and fo far uninjured. A  large force of men id clearing surface, R'-eonutruotlun cannot begin  until Howard, who In at present in  lOurope, ia heard from, but it is  thought Company will rebuild at  once. Protection shaft will bou&ed  on Tiiuifiday employing 75 pur cent  mon.   Hoiiery, underwear, whitowoar,  blousoH, fancy luce collars, belts,  All the fashionable novelties for  RpHn-j- and Summer now showing  n* th**- Wr* Htorn.  FOR SALE;���������Gont'fl bicyclos, np  ply at this otlioe  Local and Personal  Mr A. Somerville has disposed of  part of his ranch.  Mr and Mrs Dowdall, and their  d<ugh*er returned from a visit to  Victoria last week.  Ladies skirtR chf*ap at Davis'  Opposite the Drug Store.        '"  The Annual Report of the Minister of Mines has reached this office.  It is got up in usual good style.  Will the "Herald" have a few  gross of "Correspondents"���������dead, of  course���������shipped to their address ?  Honest Value for every dollar is  what you get at the Corner Store.  Mr T. Edwards arrived from  Vancouver last week. He will re-  n.ove his family to the Terminal  t.iis week.  A small fire crea'ed a little excitement in our '-dead*' (?) town  Sunday afternoon. The roof of a  h������ u.������e at the rear of Scavardo's  dwelling-house took fire, but was  promptly extinguished.���������Nanaimo  Herald please copy.  Mr T. Gay.has sold outhisinter-  est in the ''New England" to John  Frew, and left for Nanaimo. Mrs  Gay will follow shortly. We take  the opportunity to say good-bye to  Mr Guy, and to express our regrets  at his departure.  Wh.ni the "H raid" "Correspondent" is definitely located, it is proposed by some to give him a dose  of tar and leathers. This will make  him as near an angel as he ever  -will_be,-and_periiapsJeacl*L.hiin^tQ_  toll the truth.  Mrs Kilpatrick  and h<-r  sister,  Miss Williams, came up last weuk.  Mrs Kilpatrick  has been  visiting  her sister-in-law, Mrs R. Kilpatrick,.  in Victoria.  The Hoppitiil has been decorated  with two neatly lettered boards,  executed by Mr J. B. McLean, one  Siitiing forth the full name and  title of the institution; the other, on  the new ward, containing the words  ���������"Alexandra Ward, 1904." The  appearance of the building is much  improved thereby, besides being a  guide to strangers.  There will be a morgue erected  shortly, to place therein the remains of Herald "Correspondents,"  Mr Tullidge has kindly offered  to arrange an entertainment in aid  of Mr J. Davis who has been bedridden for months, Any young  ladies wbo are willing to asnist  with the programme are invited to  leave their nam-js with that gentleman. Mr Tullidge with other assistance will conduct practices and  attend tu all theatrical itrrange-  in en ts, As Mr Tullidgo has had  charge of similar  entertainments  The  UyCO^Jo^iS  T  CASH STORE.  MAY PRICES  FLAGS-ALL SIZES.  BRASS & SILVER POLISH  .ii  50ft. Rubber Ho-e, per ft.  .. $0 09  Wall Paper���������2 rolls for..  ..    0 25  1 Gal. Mixed Paint   ..    1 90  1 dnz. Tumblers (Glasr-)..  ..   0 70  1 doz. Soup or Dinner Plates   1 00  1 doz. Cup and Saucers, usually *old at $1.75, now...    150  Brooms, good.....    0 25  Wash Board.-*     0 25  Wash Tubs-75c, $1, $1.25. $1.50  ALABASTINE,  VARNISH,  STAINS,  Etc., Etc-.  T. E. BATE,  DUNSMUIR AVE  Cumberlaa*  eed -  Potatoes.  and theatricals in Canada, Nanai-  mo,~Vancouver,-ahd^comes-highly :  recommended from such clubs as  the Thespian, Halcyon etc., we can  safely predict that the people of  Cumberland will be treated to a  performance thoroughly first class.  On Sunday evening Rev. Mr  Misener preached his farwetl sermon in Grace Methodise Church to*  a large congregation. Rev Mr  Mteener, who his so acceptably  filled the pulpit of the church for,  the past year will leave on Wednesday morning for a visit to hia  mother in Canada. The work of  the church in every department has  continued to show a most satisfactory degree of prosperity during  Air Mieoner's ministration. The  members all express the utmost satisfaction in having been able to secure the service'** of so competent a  teacher and leader during the past  year. Wherever he may settle, he  will carry with him ihe assurance  of warm regard from many persona  in Cumberland, both within and  without oburch circles. Rev Mr  W. Hall is expected to arrive thii  week and will conduct the services  in the Methodist Church on Sunday next.  We are showing this week a large assortment of���������-  Linoleums  In Cft. and 12ft. widths���������  from   -   -   -   50c, per sq. yd  FLOOR   OILCLOTHS  In 3ft, and 6ft. Widths, from       -      -       35c. per sq, yd  Window Blinds  in  nt       1  Oiiauc*  from  50c. each  100  Pairs  LAOE   CURTAINS  From jot, tu 33L pu p������������u  Eawa- Robk,   Dkautv uv Henuqn,   Bukhanks,   Fi-owewulw.  Ail Chuicu,   ilunil Picked,   Selected Stock.  The Sylvester Heed Co., Tci.  .87-89 YATES STREETi Victoria.  413  1OO CARPET ENDS in 1 1-2 yard lengths, at 25c, 40c,  and 50c, each���������regular price, 50c, 75c, and $1  NAPIER  &   PARTRIDGE V ������������������  * ���������     **..  '���������*���������:  \    V  -���������T^  $nn mmmiittmtwr.ii^iu.'M. tuat *-������-*��������� amaemram iw-'wi  MR.   JUSTICE uMACMAHON   AND   HIS  CHARACTERISTICS.  Convteoxis on the l*������iicli and in FrlTHts  I.ifo���������Studieux nnd a Widely Kend  Student���������-V Kioi Hut Kindly Art Critic  ��������� How Lie Wit* Cal'tici tu liecuuxo a  Juil;;t.  She was a young lady, au impressionable- young lady, and when Ilia  Lordship Mr. Justice MacMahon  took his placo on thc bench in the  western court room of OsgoodeHall,  with a quiet dignity that only some  of our judges possess, sho whispered  to her clerical escort, who was only  half as interested iu the case being  heard as she was:  "Doesn't Judge MacMahon seem to  have slipped out of au old family  portrait, catalogued 'A gentleman of  tho eighteenth century'?' "   '  The young lady's dilletante penchant for lawsuits and family portraits did not affect her feminine  judgment.  'One is not surprised when told  that Judge MacM a lion's ancestors  held prominent positions in Ireland  during the troublous times of tho  last of the reigning Stuarts, ( that  Colonel Art Ogc MacMahon waa  James II.'s Lord Lieutenant of Mon-  .. aghan and Hugh ������ MacMahon waa  lieutenant-colonel of Gordon O'Neil's  Chartrcmont regiment in the famous  Irish Brigade that, in the service of  France, became renowned throughout Europe and redeemed the day at  Fontenoy. The Celt is naturally a  gentleman, and probably Mr. Justice  MacMahon owes as much to his  race as to his family. An Irish gentleman or a Highland gentleman  means more than the phrase an English gentleman.  It possibly requires a woman or  thc keenness of feeling of a fellow-  Celt to understand the distinction,  Imt it exists. Beyond the fact that  Hugh MacMahon 'was a Nisi Friua  lawyer of repute, this to some extent explains his call to the Superior Court bench by his old-time  political opponent, Sir John A. Macdonald. A Highlander, dominant as  tiis nature may be, never rules feudally.' His dominance is patriarchal,  and the-story goes that when Hugh  MaeMahon, tired, possibly of the  mono'tohy of practice in a Provincial  town, with, its only occasional opportunities, j5a3neft~Eondon ari3~w5T  to somo extent obscured 'in tho wild  rush'' of ....Western settlement in the  early days of the Winnipeg boom,  the .old-tune: Conservative chief asked  a Western man*.  ."How about Hugh MacMahon?"  When the answer camo, Sir John  ejaculated: "Imagine Hugh Mac-  'Mahon playing the game- of lifo in a  Western land boom! Ridiculous!" and  ho sat down in his generous petulance and immediately wired:  "Will you accept a Superior Court  judgeship?"  And tho Province of Ontario has a  judge that not only brings    to    the  Canadian bench    an atmosphere    of  tho courtliness of other days,, but   a  sound lawyer and a man distinguished by humane    common sense.     An  ���������old-time   courtliness    and    a    high  senso of dignity aro not inconsistent  with modern conditions.   Whon   Mr.  Justlco MacMahon    was    conducting  tho trial of Birchall and    tho    littlo  ���������court room of Woodstock was crowd-  oil to suffocation,    and    tho    wholo  English-speaking world was to somo  extent intoi'oslocl in one ol tlio most  sensational riuirdor trials in    Canada's history, it was found that thoro  was insufllclont accommodation   for  tlio army of pooplo thut took intense  human interest in tlio progress of tho  Caso.    Judge MacMahon'-* permission  was obtained, and tolophono    transmit tors wero so arranged    that   tho  testimony of witnesses, tho addresses  of counnol, and tlio    cliargo    of tho  judge to thrt Jury could bo hemrd    In  near-by rooms,   There aro very    fow  judges who cun retain their   dignity  ond address a jury on a ouostlon of  llfo and death with a   tolophono    Jn  close    proximity In active operation  on his desk, and thero aro still fowor  Who would bo ns consldorutr).  "No trial nt nny KngllHh iishIws,"  wild a re p resell ta livo ''unuilinn journal, "could liiivu lnvii conducted  with a moro niliuli'iibli) temper than  tlmt at Woodstock,"  .Judge .Miu'MiiIioii wns born nt  {'iiolpit, niit,,'Merrli fl, IM(\, Critics  of our J'libiio iiclionl ii������ hi .'in might  ���������loimibly Iind In Judge MneMahon'B  chnrin of iiiiitinei- nnd lit em ry and  ���������ai'timic tiu-iti'M nn exiiiiipie   of   what  till' edueut ion of tin. hcIiooIm can  ���������never gi'Ve,,. but whet her u |M (|u,-, to  tho niitiirnl rH'i'imsli ion of young  IMni'Mubuii or \ho careful tutelag,. 0f  n ficlinlnrly fntliei', tlio result, has  been  tlmt Judge MiK'Mnlioii  in    not  '���������','���������.'' ''.',. '.,;..,������������������].' , ,,' , '.',. '  Vo-ii\ ti.i.SiMiei"- of I Iv f'tiMililliHl leil''h.  I.tll   lll.so   one   of   the   |;eeni.Kt,,   If ,|<'liwl-  liest,, of art critics. After a *l|l|!irt  t<ev\ i<-e ni'i a lad on up enginei-img  KUi'Vey ul' tlie propofj;*)* Ot���������tjiW^Mji  ''������ iwil nnd tlie I'liniH* Uupiilfi, lu'/oVv  1'ii'H noon I lie HtMdvfan, tlie tuf/i'  iiiiiI was nilleil lo tll^i-MjiHi) IlKr  in  Ihui,      l':iir'nv().yeiii"^4h^>|H*.������  ���������. i'u lly pnii'! iced iii" Uriiiitfoi'il, ���������\'|i'"i)  IV" removed to  i.oiulon.    Out,,    uml  r'l-uilt up tin' hir-iou practice In  Wi sti'i'ti Oiiiiu-lo. In |R7li he w,ia  n.i.Je a <J, <', by Hi,. Oliturn* liov-  ci'tiini'iit, mnl in  iyy.d i-y the I) Hnin-  iiin. hi 1.-77 lie iv. i-i ���������;,.el,.|| lh,. |i().  minion f'l'ViniiueNt in ilio arhitration on wh.-it was <'!i!|.-,j the On-  tui'in liour.i.'ni'y iji.i :,ii.in, and, wit.!i  IVAIton  McCarthy aud    Christopher  Ttobinson,  was counsel   for    the   Do  minion when the ma I tor came "jei'or,  tlie  Privy  Council   in   England.       A-  c-ii.'nsol for  the  prisoners    in     wh*'  was known as the Biduulnh  tra.*e/<  lie  had  an  opportunity  of   .showin-  his high gifts as a  Nisi  Pri us    an."  criminal   lawyer,     and     secured     a  acquittal of his clii-nts.      A    s**,ron,  Liberal, Judge'.MacMahon was now;  a  hi tier partisan, and uns'iccr-s:-fuilv  Contested London and  Kent    in     h'.-  party's interests.  It, may be that Judge MacMahon  will not be remembered as a jrtUro  -'��������������������������� -"erived keen intellectual oniov-  nient from flair-splitting rulings or  points of abstract law. H may hv  that he will bo remembered not so  much from the fact that his judgments are seldom set aside, and that  lawyers and litigants never cavil  and object to their canes being Sv't  down to be heard by him. But there  i.s no doubt, snys The Toronto Star.  Hugh MacMahon will long <io remembered as the judge of tho Superior Court of Ontario with sound  common sense and a kindly, gentle  heart, "a gentleman all of ye olden  tyme."  Is  asy  To Cure You Now That  We Slave Losrnod How.  Relief en 30 Minutes.  For years the author of Dr. Agnew's  Heart Cure has believed that the health  of tho heart is almost entirely responsible for the health of the .-lerves and  stomach and now it can be proven. Dr.  Agnew's Heart Cure will relieve heart  disease in 30 minutes and cure it. It  feeds the nerves through the heart by  giving the heart the necessary *'G\ver to  pump rich blood to the nerve centres,  when stomach disorders and nervousness  disappear an by magic. One dose will  convince.    Sold by all druggists. '2.9  PASSING OF THE rlEARTH**.  .V Tribute to tho   Old   Tiisif.   Flicplnca ol  Pkoiiat-r Ontario.  Many a pioneer who is passing the  evening of his life in this part of  Ontario, once a country of great  maples, elms and beech and giant'  pines, feels sotnethiny like an elderly  woman in our great Northwest���������who  was a young wife "in the young West  ���������who pays a hearty tribute t;o tin*  hearth as she knew it sixty years  ago.  The coming of the cooking stave  marked tho beginning of a new epoch  in the lives of our grandmothers.  "Oh," exclaims this survivor, "the  good cheer the fireplace brought to  the children! No corn was quite s;>  good as the ears roasted before the  fire. No potatoes so good as those  roasted in the ashes in the winter.  No apples equal to frozen apples,  boiled; then wo would-melt maple  sugar and sugar olt again on the  snow."   And she says in conclusion:  "With the passing of the fireplace  has passed the word 'fireside' and  the word 'hearth.' It was around  the fireside we gathered for farhily  prayer, around the fireside .we gathered to read, to chat, to visit. Gono  with the fireside and the hearth are  most of oiy dear ones, with whom  I knelt every day." -  There were "no coal, wood or gas  ranges in those days, but the-.*e was  irtT^plattyrrtt^  ���������and a chimney  that  would   dra\v  built large eaough for the sweep to  cpiass through;'  Tho fireplace would :< take a log  four or five feet long and a, foot -and  a half through. This was piled on  andirons and as there wero no matches in those days ono of the greatest  anxieties of tho careful housewife  was to prevent the fire from going  out. If it did go ont she had to go  to one of the neighbors, perhaps a  quarter of a mile away, for a shovelful of live coals.  Ono of tho signs of neatness in a  housekeeper in thoso days was the  way she kept tho hearth ftlcined, using tho broom and wing, and a few  of hor many duties wero to dip candles, put down pork and beef by the  barrel, make sausage for the year,  put down lard by tho jar, preserved  fruits by tho gallon,.apple sauce by  tho quantity, boiled cider "by the  keg; to provido dried boot and  smoked ham, to spin all the yarn  for tho mon's clothos, to woavo it  into cloth, and to sond it to tho  dyers to bo dyod, fulled and pressed.  God bless the pioneer.  Foot niler on III* Nntl-tw Ilentli,  Several years ago James Whltcowb  Riley roturned to his natlvo town,  Greenfield, Ind., for the purpose of giving a reading, the proceeds of which  wore for somo charitable purpose It  had boon many years slnco ho hnd visited tho old town, aid as tho affair had  boon woll advertised pooplo poured lo  from nil suctions of the county. Ulloy  arrived on an ovonlng tniln. Tho "old  bund" wus at tho station to meet him.  Tho poet was put In a low necked car*  lingo with a reception coramlttoc, nnd,  bonded by tbo band, a procosslou wus  formed of cltlzons, aud thoy piirudod  tho biiHlnoss streets. A vory old mnn  leaned up ngalnst tho Uymond Houso,  n hotel of it Hoy's duy, and iih tbo cur-  rliigo passed ho squinted ono oyo and  out of the opposite corner of bis mouth  wild, "I'vo soon tbo tltno in Ibis bora  burg-when (hoy would hnvo got a  brass band to git .limmio Hlloy out of  town."  Thomas Hunter, editor of the Perth  Constitutional, has died at Perth.  Toceased was a native of Glasgow,  and was born in 1S49, his father being a full cousin of David Living-  Stone, the explorer. He was apprenticed to the late Kobert I.yall. Turner's Court, Argyll Street, Glasgow,  whero he served his time at the printing trade.  Itching Piles.- Br.Agnew's Ointment  is prooi against the torments of Itching  l'iles. Thousands of testimonials "of  cures effected by its use. No cuse too  aggravating, or too long standing- for it  to .soothe, comfort and cure. It cures iu  from 3  to  (5 nights.    35 cents.���������Uo  Going to a shed to fetch wood, the  littlo son of George Abrams, of 37,  Wickhmaplace, Southwark, found his  father hanging from a beam.  Nothing looks more ugly than to see ft  person whose hands are covered over  with warts. Why have these disfigurements ou your person, when a sure remover of all warts, corns, (4c, run be  found in   Holloway's   Corn   Cure ?  The title of the Duke of Argyle's  new opera is "Connal and the  Breast-of-Light." It is in throe acts  with the story laid at Tnra, in Ireland, and Mr. MacConn i.s engaged  on the���������.,music. Versatile man. is the  MacCallum Mhor"l"  Use Lever's .Dry Soap (a I"owik>r) to  wash woolens and flannels,���������you'll like  it. S'2  False reports���������blarlr cartridges.  On the side���������mutton chop uhi&kers:  A news (s)   centre���������the   "noso   for  news." - ;  The oldest   timepieces ���������'the   silent  watches of the night.  A clo^J   sliave���������a well-to-do man's  or fivcxerits.  The cobbler isn't a mendicant, for  meii.d ,he can. " .-' ,  Pl'ains' aiid valleys'dp.-not .scorn to;  look, but hills rand'1" j mountains, aj'.e  always peaking.  A doctor mhyVtfheck your grip better than a baggageman.  Lord Abordour, tho Earl of Morton's heir, who is engaged to"marry  Miss Coats, a daughter of the grout  Scottish cotton house, is a cousin to  Earl Fitzwilliam. , Tho town of  thread cocks hor beaver, and won't  look at old Renfrew any more.  La grippe, pneumonia, and Influenza often leave a nasty cough  when they're gone.  It is a dangerous thing to neglect,  Cure It with  tShiioh's  Consumption  Cure ?5i!,���������Un*  The cure that Is guaranteed by  your druggist.  gSo.Mo 11   LoRoy, N. Y��������� Toronto, Can.  Nono can havo a Well-Balanoed  Constitution without taking  EEC HAM'S  An Arltlimotlonl Wonder.  If twolvo persons wero to ngreo to  dine together every day, but never sit  exactly in tho sumo order around tho  tnblo, It would tako ilioiu Ji'.uuu.wu  yeiiitj ut tbo rate ot one dinner a nay,  nnd tboy would have to cut moro thnn  ���������170,000,000 dinners before tbey could  got through all tbo possible nrrnngo-  iii'-nls In which tboy could placo them,  solves," A lias only 1 cliiuine; A, li, a;  A,. JVC, 0; four loll on*, 21; live, 120;  sl.V720; seven, fi,0l0; eight, 40,!W0j  nine, '?l<te,S00;  ten,  i*.*128,800;  eleven,  ���������:\),\)i ii.soo; iw.9!yo^w,ooi;0oo.  A  Ho.viil  Line,  A. negro pi'eaelie,', having bnplb'.ed ft  ">!fi"fi(J    fwii-ye.-M'-iihl    wltli    Iho   liiinio  ',ei,!'���������i'   \V;i.Nji'ii,."k<:],   i-i.lfi.uily  bhoolj  t!i" hii'niit li.v tbo hand, I'liylng:  "('eiii'i'-!), I coiigi'a*.;:;.i(i<,vuu on your  uni.',..ui'y."���������l.lpplucotl'i M���������;-,-'.������zI*m������  All people subject to Bilious attacks,'  or who suffer irom Stomachic din*  orders, should never be without a box  oi HEECHAM'S PILLS.  Their gigantic success nnd genuine  worth are known all over tho world,  nnd the proof of their excellence lies  in the fact that they nre generally  adopted ns the ramify Medicine oitef  the first trial.  lEECS-lAM'S PILLS  by their purifying, effect upon tho  iiiUud, ciw'iilibt; una \iwly tiiu uiliiti  i-*,--.l.m, causing every or^nn of the  body healthfully to continue Ua al.  lotted function, thereby inducing a  perfectly balanced condition, and  making life a pleasure,  BEEOHAiti'S PiLLS  maintain their reputation for keeping people in Good Health and  Good Condition.  BEEOHAM'S PILLS  have stood tlie tc>it of the most  exacting oxperience through many  yeui's,  rrepareil onlj" by Thomas Bcecham, St,  Helft-i, UttRlan-J.  Hold everywh������r# In Ctnit-fa ind O, *\ ,  AmirlCA,   lo boxn, It uoU,       1  ���������������������������"��������� ���������-������������������ 1 Tn-Mnmier ririM Muswwiir���������r   ~i~i 1  '"""**J���������������������������-  EFEDERALLfF  ASSURANCE COMPANY  OF CAN ADA-  TWENTY.8ECOND  ANNUAL  STATEMENT.  The twenty-second annual meeting of the. shareholders of the Federal Life  Assurance Company ol* Canada was held at tbe bead office of tho company ia  Hamilton on Tuesday, March 1, 1904. The President, Mr. David Dexter, ia  tbe chair. The following reports and financial statement were submitted.  DIRECTORS' REPORT  Your directors have the honor to present the report and^flnancial statement of the company for the year, which closed on tihe 31st December, 1903  and duly vouched! for by the auditors.  The new business of the year consisted* of one thousand nine hundred and  fllty-seven applications for insurance, aggregating $2,841,250, of which nineteen Hundred and sixteen applications for $2,748,172.50 were accepted.  As in previous years, the income of tho company shows a gratifying increase, and the assets of the company have, been increased by $251,572.89,  atttlbave now reached ?1,8!)3,960.70, exclusive of guarantee capital.  The security for policy holders, including guarantee capital, amounted at  the close of the year to $2,763,000.70^ and tho liabilities for reserves and all  outstanding claims, $1,711,200, showing a surplus of $1,052,760.70. Exclusive  of uncalled guarantee capital, the surplus to policy holders was $182,760.70.  Policies on seventy lives became claims through death, to,the amount of  $130,234.62, of which $2,000 was reinsured in other companies.  Including cash dividends and dividends applied to the reduction of premiums, $41,770.87, with annuities, the total payments to policy holders amounted  to $204,018.49.  Careful   attention   has been   given to the investment of the  teompany'a  funds, in first-class bonds,   mortgage securities, and loans on   the company'-!  policies, amply secured by reserves.   Our luvestmenes have yielded a very-  satisfactory rate of interest.  Expenses have been confined to a reasonable limit, consistent with due  efforts for new business.     V  The'results of the year indicate a most gratifying progress. Compared)  witih the preceding year, the figures submitted by the directors for your approval show an advance of fifteen per cent, in assets  The assurances carried by the company now amount to $14,945,249.56, upon which the company holds reserves to the full amount required by law, and,  in addition thereto, a" considerable surplus.  The field officers anidi agents of the company are Intelligent and loyal, and  are entitled to much credit for their able representation of the company's interests. The members of the office staff have also proved faithful in the  company's services.  Your directors regret to report the death of Mr. T. H. Maopherson, the  Second Vice-President of the company, and a valued member of the Executive  (Committee. The vacancy tints caused1 was filled by the election of the ReY.  Dr. Potts. DAVID DEXTER, President and Managing Director.  AUDITORS' REPORT.  To the President and Directors of the Federal Life Assurance Company '  Gentlemen,���������We have carefully audited the books and records of your  company for'the'-year ending 31st December last, and have certified to tiheir  accuracy.  The cash and journal vouchers have been, closely examined, and agree  with the entries recorded. ,,  The debentures, bonds, etc., In the possession of the company have been  inspected!,,whilst those deposited with the Government or banks have been,  verified by certificate, the total agreeing with the amount as shown in the  statement of assets.  The accompanying statements, viz., revenue and assets and liabilltfes,  show the result of the year's,oper*ttions, and, also, the financial position of the  company. Respectfully submitted',  H. S. STEPHENS, CHARLES STIFF, Auditow.  t   ,  Hamilton, 1st March, 1904.  Financial Statement for 1903.  PiimlBS^^dnainitui'y'income'^-^T-vr.'.-'... ..rrrr$497--93l"7-7   Interest and rents ������������������ ........>    76,264 63   $     574,196 40  Paid to policy holders ..,  .< ............ .$204,018 49  All other payments ............< .....i ............ 172,378 68  Balance.������i ........ ... ........... ....i .......... 137,7" a  __-, 1      674,196 40  Assets, Dec, 31, 1903.  .Debentures and bonds  ... ... $549,742 20  Mortgages ��������� ��������������������������� ���������  ..u.....'639,431 93  Loans on policies,.bonds, stocks, etc. .;... 280,538 58  All other assets ..   424,247 99  AU $   1,893,960 7������  Liabilities.  Reserve fundi ... ... ...  .$1,641,509 38  Claims awaiting proofs  ,....,. ,      38,500 00  Other liabilities    ."HfSS-'  Surplus on policy holders* account     182,760 70  ���������. ���������   ' $   1,893,96" 7"  Assets   ������������������������������������������< -��������� ....������������������������������������������������������, ���������,..,....1,893,960 70 i  Guarantee capital -     870,000'00;  Total security  ''������������������ HP!'-?-���������'!������  Policies were Issued assuring    ��������� -!^������iilii0 In  Total insurance in force    ..������������������������������������������������������ >t14;5J5f*9*l  The foregoing reports and statement wero received and f adopted on nt  motion of President David Dexter, seconded by Vice-President Lieut.-coi,  6The retiring directors were re-elected, and at a subsequent meeting ot \h*  directors the following officers were re-elected: Mr. David.Dexter--P^en*  and Manas-ins Director: Lieut.-Col. Kerns and Rev. Dr. Potts, Vlce-Presldenti.  AfivoiloU ������f Krust nn Wlfflui-.  An anecdote of Erastui*.,. Wiirinn,  which illustrates bis impetuous and  somotimo nioddloHotnu temperament,  is rocordod by tho biographer ot Mir  .lohn Macdonald, It.appears that ho  had information of a supposed dark  plot to wrest Manitoba from tho  Uritish Crown, by ait armed Insur-  tw.'!Ion, and hoard that Mr. Blako  unci Sir Hlchnrd I'urtwrl-jtht wore  promoting It, lie wrote to tho t'a-  nudliiti Pi'einliir about It. Sir ������fohn  replied to Mr. Winiiui iih follows:  "Riviere du Loup, Hc-|it. 11, 1884.  "My Deiir Mr. Wlinun:  "TliankH for youiN of the   flth In-  Ktllllt.    1   Ollll  Cjllite  lllHll'I'fllUIKl   -��������� "u  Hindi.* of notion. IIo gnon tn Wash-  inglnn, nud e.ViifWernti'H tho Ktule of  I'eeliiiR' in Multiloba, Mont probably  llie n'enlleiueil lie Heen receive bim  politely, und wiy thoy will bu very  tfliul if Catuula ouii be Induced to  Join tin- Union, With tliiw Htnturnout  lie |iroi'eei|,s to Winnipew', uml pur-  sues tne fin nut couiw of exiiKwora-  flon, I don't believe a wonl nt bis  statement about Mr, lllul.0 and Sir  Hielnml Citrlwrlfi'ht. Tlio Intfer hns  oxproRiioil his bollef In tlio future  in-  .:.,...:,,... ,-: (.'..i.-ni... bui   i!i.;������   ;,;  -ill. Vi-Hiinv of 1 h"in wnuld ronviti*-  nnnee for n inonieiit nnytblnp; liko a  1'lsln-*' In.nrnis. 1 shnll look forward  with iiiterost to your proiiiiKed ooiu-  liiunlcntlon after visiting Wnshlii-j--  (oii. 1 plinll bo at Ottawa after this  week. 1 need not Buy bow much  obliged I nm to you for tho Interest you tnko In this matter.  "IHellevo me, yours faithfully,  ''.JOIW A. MACl-OXA*������������������!>.*������  "ErnHtim Wiiniin, Khi|,, ;;i 1 Ui'oad-  wny,   Now Vork t'lty."  Sir .lohn, after writing tho letter,  snid to bis Rocretnry, Rinllliur: "This  Is n new role for me, defendIniy  niuke nnd Cnrtwrl������ht." --Wlmnn,"  lic cotitiniiod, "wants to insratlnte  himself with me, nud ho thinks this  statement, with wbich ho has boon  stuffed, will bo acceptable to me,  bocaviHo It relloets upon my opponents."         Vlcttirr Hi ut KHIaiI,  A young Hungarian yokel named  Gng-nno. recently mado a bet at Tom-  osvai' to out two nnil a quarter  pound- of baton, twenty S'lUfluges r.nl  flvo and a half pounds of broad at  ono nlHlng. Ho won bis bet, but foil  down dead tbo noxt moment.  '���������'��������� , wammmmmmmmm  Tt<������ut������tl l,y n StnrU,  Flvo lions wars successively  brought Into tho prpsonro of a storlc  In a inonafforln at Bonn, nnd each of  thoin took to Itfiioinlnlaus fllffht  when the Mori' lilt him with its beak  and Hupped its wind's.  A Nolwoi'l- of KiVfr*.  Eustorn Nlcnrngua Is described as  bollix III tie more thon n network of  rivers nnd thoir tributaries. Tho  rainy seui-'on lasts abnoNt the wholo  your.   Noivr-ifflnoi nail 6vr������tl*i,  "Vonvofflnn-* nnd Sweden who live  far awav from railways   spend thoir  lor.y, v.'bif"!* (���������"���������".'ill*';" flrr"-"le;; hide"  nnd fiklns nnd makin**- hom-xipun  clotlu.         A SI ore Tmpoitnnt Matter,  "Why," said tho punctilious person,  "I got a letter from the person you  hnvo beon prnlslni?, nnd thero was actually a capital In tho wrong plncol"  "Mny bo so," answered Mr. Cumrax.  "But ho never gets his capital in tho  w'rong placo in tbo market, Aud that's  wore'important."  It Is not wlint n man earns, not th������  amount of bis Inooine, but tbo mint Ion  of his expenditures to his receipts that  determines bis poverty or wealth.���������  Auoo. .. ... , jo  *fy******%***^%*$p*********  By   T.  *  BLAIR  I  I MAHAN'S f*^|  PASSING  $  CoprrigM, 1003. by T. C. McClure      *  ******* ********* *������ * ������ *.������ ***  It is very obvious, of course, that his  first name was not Shorty; but, what  is not so obvious, his last name was not  Mahan. Tbe name the rector pronounced when he stood before tbe font with  the -wriggling infant in bis arms was  Jefferson Douglass Jerrold. They were  a fine old family, the .Terrolds, with an  abundance of ^heirloom silver, faded  ancestral, portraits, one of them a Copley, and enough family pride to sink a  ship.  When Jefferson Douglass had grown  Into a short, thick set youth, with  sandy red hair and a mobile face,  which effectually concealed his thoughts  and emotions, tbe family council set  about to choose a career for him wbich  would do credit to the silver, the portraits and the family pride. His father's mind was divided between medicine and the law. His.mother made ber  gentle arguments for the ministry.  Jefferson Douglass went to college with  his mobile ftce as inscrutable as ever,  but with firm determination to choose  his own career.  The exact moment when he decided  what that career should be was that  October afternoon when Michael Ryan,  athletic trainer and ex-middleweight,  rose grogglly from the floor of the gymnasium an* rubbed tbe point of his  jaw in a dazed fashion. Before him,  unlacing the boxing gloves which incased his hands, stood a short, thick set  young man witb sandy red hair and an  impassive face. Ryan pulled off his  own gloves and extended bis hand,  which tbe other shook gravely.    ,  "If I could hit like that," said Ryan,  "I wouldn't be here. Man, I could  make a wonder of you in a year's time."  That was why Jefferson Douglass  cut short his course at college, where,  to tell tbe truth, he was not succeeding  tremendously along prescribed lines,  and, in a stormy interview at home,  announced his intention to seek his  fortune in the world in his own way  and by his own efforts. How those  ~eff5Tt"s*wereT:o~lfe"^  to state, but when the identity of  Shorty Mahan, the newly arrived stel-  just at sunset as Mahan and Jim De-  laney, bis sparring partner, were re-,  turning from a ten mile run along the  country roads. Tbey bad reached tbe  village and were jogging easily along j  the elm lined streets when Mahan no-  ticed a young woman standing beneath  a cherry tree and calling in tones of  coaxing'anxiety "to an Angora kitten  whieb sulked among the branches at  tho top of the tree. He stopped short  and turned into the yard,  "If you'll permit me," he said, doffing  his cap, "I'll get the kitten for you."  "Ob, if you would be so good," said  the girl, flushing becomingly.  In another moment,, Shorty Mahan's  red head was among the topmost  branches, and then, with the kitten in  his arms, he slid deftly to the ground.  "Gee!" said Delaney when Shorty  joined him outside the fence. "Pretty  nifty, wasn't she?"  Shorty wheeled on him suddenly.  "Jim," he said shortly, "that was a  lady. Remember It, if you please." And  then he cut out a pace for the training  quarters which landed Delaney there  perspiring and well nigh blown.  Delauey remembered afterward that  it was directly after tbe kitten affair  tbat Mahan began to behave rather  strangely. He insisted on taking his  daily run quite alone. He found or invented numerous errands which took  him to the village, and he went there  alone also. Every Sunday night precisely at 7 he slipped off for a quiet  walk by himself, so be said.  The weeks went past, and -the time of  the fight approached. Instead of increasing interest in bis training  Shorty's zeal showed unmistakable  signs of flagging. Delaney begged and  the trainer threatened, but Shorty Mahan could be neither , wheedle* nor  driven. The fight was to take place on  a Wednesday evening. The Sunday  evening preceding it Delaney and Dawson quietly shadowed Shorty when he  set out from the cottage. They followed  him to the little church and stood before the uncurtained windows of the  vestry. Shorty entered and took a seat  well down in front1, and even as they  watched a hymn was started, in which  tbey could recognize Shorty's homemade bass. Dawson, who was the head  trainer, gasped.  "'Member the kitten I told you  about?" Delaney whispered. "Well,  I've found out that the girl was tbe  parson's daughter."  ^JUftimphTi'Dawson grunted, and they  started back.  When Shorty returned to quarters  Delaney was waiting for him.    ,  "Now, about this prayer meeting  business, Shorty," Dawson, began.  Shorty's eyes flashed fire!  "If you fellows have been shadowing  me there's likely to be a rough house  here," be said. He stood glaring about  bim for a moment, then turned on his  heel nnd went to bed.  Tbere have been many vague theories  advanced and many absurd stories circulated as to why tbe Mahan-Deviuo  fight never took place. Some will tell  you Shorty Mahan was terror stricken  at the last moment. Others afilrai ho  was paid a liberal sum to forfeit 1be  fight to Devlne. The real reason, Bet  forth ih a letter by Shorty himself, is in  the possession of Jim Delaney. It came  the morning of'the fight:  Dnar Jim���������It'B all oft. You know I have  .often salrl that If I was* ovor defeated I'd  r.ovcr lljtht ngjaln, Well, I lout this flijht  boforo-it bojran. Clean knoekout���������hy a  woman too, Wo were married last night  bciioalh tho tree whoro I caught tho kitten.   I'm out of It for good, Jim.  *i������        *        ������        *        ii,        *  And that Is why Shorty Mnhnn failed  from the eyes of nn admiring public  and also why Jefferson Douglass Jerrold Is custodian of the family pride,  tho silver and the ancestral portraits,  ono of which is n, Copley.  i  "IV VOU'TjL peumtt M*!," jjh said, "I'LL  OBX THB KITTMN."  Inr attraction in tho lightweight class,  wbb finally forcod upon bis unwilling  family and their suspicious fear be*  enmo bitter truth his father sworo  roundly, and his mother looked Ions  '��������� t)t tho iineostriil portraits, especially  tho Copley, nnd wppt,  /For throe yours Shorty Mahan on-  Joyed a series of brilliant ring victories,  which nmdo his nnuio a household word  in thp sporting world nnd added vory  mntqltoly to tho foundation of his for*  tuho, Then It wns nn noun cod thnt tho  flshtf between Mahan und Billy Dovlno  of fho Pacific const for tho lightweight  championship of tbo world bad finally  been arranged to bo pulled off in a well  kuown sporting club in tho cast; thnt  tho purse had been put up, tho articles  of nr-reemnnt signed by both mon and  tho forfeits posted.  Just two weeks aftor tills announcement Shorty Mahan, with his trainers,  his sparring partiym U1b rubbers and  bis bull torrlor,'u$$pp his nbodo In a  llttlo rnitntre on the-shore of Freshwater lake, prepared for tho monotonous  three mouths of training -which was to  fit him for tho fight of his llfo.  Freshwater lako was a charming bit  of water but half n mile from Tbon-  ton villago and a scant ten miles from  tho club whoro tho fight would tnko  plnco. ghorty Mnhnn upon his arrival  looked the placo over, grinned bis do-  light and entered upon bis training  with a vengeance.  Tbe tfoubtc began one May evening  A SllRlit MlHooncoiitlon,  Under tho subtle influonoo of tho now  world tlto foreigner becomes n good  dtls-on, willing to do'his duty by town  and stnto and to extend it in tlmo of  need to hJs adopted country. Hut ho  does not always grasp tho ontlro political scheme. Angolo, a newly naturalized IlnlJnn.cJtl*-*on, Jived, suj's tho Brooklyn lOnglo, in ono of a row of neat llttlo  cottages built by a man of philanthropic naturo'in a fuctory town.  Tho cottages had pretty front yards  thnt faced on a street ns nicely kept ns  a parkway. Before each gato was  an ornamental hitching post, Ono  evening whon on a rent collecting tour  tho philanthropic landlord found ono  of tho posts torn up nnd thrown Into  tho street. Angolo lived in tho houso  to which tho post belonged.  "Angolo," said tho landlord, "how  camo thnt post to bo torn tip?"  "Me tenrn Mm i-p,"' An^lr-, nniwered.  "Mp -no -wnnta de polo. Ito eosta too  mucha mon." And, turning to his wlfo,  Angolo commanded, "Brlngu do llttlo  papo." ���������  Obedient Mrs. Angolo brought the  {*;���������;*;t, which tur-'oil out to ho n poll  tax notice  "Looka dlsn," said Angolo, passing  tbo notlco to his landlord, "Dey tnaka  mo pay do doll' for do pole. Do polo  ho no good to tnc-mo h������va no home,  Mo no pnyn do doll*. Mo diga de polo  up and t'row biro away."  The other day, however, an "extra car was put on, and  when I got aboard there were many  vacant seats. I noticed when 1 sat ...  down that every man who got aboard i -j-  looked around as if he didn't kjiow just ��������� g  where to sit. One old fellow in particular attracted my attention. He first  took a seat near tbe door. Then he got  up and started toward the middle of the  car; but finally, after a good deal of  hesitating, he went back and seated  himself near the place he had decided  upon first Still he wasn't salisfied.  He looked at the vacant scats around  him and several times seemed to be .inclined to change over to ono of them.  Now I have seen this man hundreds'of  times scramble upon the cars when  they were well filled and rush for tha  first seat he could get, but never before  had I seen bim exhibit so much unensi-  uess and dissatisfaction. When the ear  is crowded he is glad to find room to  sit down anywhere. , At such times he  doesn't stop to see whether the vacant  seat is at the end or in the center or  on tbe right or left side. He just takes  it and is tickled at his hick.  The more a man gets the more he  wants and the less is ho satisfied with  what he has.���������Chicago Record-Herald.  T  f  What Pete*  id J*  Copyright, 1D03, by T. C. McClure  >J-*������J������������J������������J^J*������������J*i������J-*JmJ������������J������*j������������j������i  "Peter!" Mrs. Grayson called. "Come  in and get your face washed. The minister is coming to tea!"  Peter was little. He hated soap and  water ���������and ministers, so he said  "Plague take it!" under bis breath and  came in at a snail's pace.  "What's be coinin' for?" he asked re-  sentfully while his mother poked a  wash cloth uncomfortably around in  his ear.  "To visit your father and me," Mrs.  Grayson said complacently,  there's chicken before me.   Was thai  all you said, Peter?" i.  "No, sir.   I said"���������  "Yes?" the minister prompted him  gently.   "You said"���������  "I said you came here to see Aunt  Bertha," he blurted out.  The Rev. Mr. Pbillet sat down again  in his chair and gasped. "Did yout  Aunt Bertha hear you say that?" he  asked feebly.  "No, sir. Don't you worry, sir. She!  wa'n't anywhere around."  Mr. Phillot was silent so long that  Peter grew uneasy. He cleared hia  throat in hones thnt the minister would  look up, but be didn't He sat still, so  very still that Peter imagined all manner of dreadful things���������probably he  was dead or having a fit! Tbat was  It���������he was having a fit! Tbey threw,  water on folks when they had fits.  Billy Barnes bad said so. Peter was  thinking seriously of getting his pitch-;  er and treating Mr. Pbillet to a. shower  see Aunt Bertha and eat all the chicken be can bold, jest like he did last  time!"  "Peter Grayson," his mother said severely, "go right straight up to your  room and undress and go to bed.    I  Abo-it Snee*f,lns. i  "God bless you!" said to a person !  when sneezing is doubtless a relic of  the past, as sneezing was looked upon ���������  as a symptom of the plague. |  Sneezing is nowhere noticed so much  at the present time as in India. There, <  to sneeze on starting on a journey, on  entering a place of business or on un- ;  dertaking any sort of enterprise is supposed to betoken ill luck for the sneezer ���������  or some one with whom he comes in  contact. On hearing any one, either a j  native or a foreigner, sneeze in a public ;  place, a Brahman will immediately cry J  out: "Live! "Live!" and he will continue  to do so as often as the sneezing is repeated.     ,  Among Indian soldiers sneezing is regarded with real terror, the movements^  of an army being influenced by a  chance sneeze. A certain rajah once  withdrew his army from a besieged  city because one of his forerunners  happened to sneeze just when he made  up his mind to give the command to  attack. Then a Brahman priest was  consulted, and the time to renew the  siege was fixed by him, for only thus  could good luck be expected to the enterprise.���������American Queen.  "No, he ain't neither!  He's comin' to ' ������?thA **������tt������ ^orknob turned, and  his Aunt Bertha came into the room.  To his delight the minister rose from  bis chair.  "Why, Mr. Pbillet," sbe said, "what  is the matter? Your face is so flushed.  Havo you a fever ?"  "No," Peter called down. "I guess  It was a fit."  Aunt Bertha looked up. "What does  the child mean?" she said, turning to  the minister.  "Don't talk to them," Peter shouted.  "They have to be kept quiet. I'll tell  you. I said he ate all the chicken he  could hold, and he says it's bo, and I,  said he came here to see you, and he  says it's a story. He didn't jest say so,  but he thinks so, and it give him a fit,  I guess."  Bertha's face was as red as the minister's. "Of course Mr. Phillet doesn't  come here to see me, Peter," sbe said  severely. Aunt Bertha had never spoken to him like that before. He shut  his eyes to keep the tears back. When  he opened them the minister was looking up at bim.  "Come down here, Peter," he said,  "and change places with your Aunt  Bertha. It is she who tells a story.;,  You are truth itself. I do come here to  see her, but I've been afraid to say so.  You see, she doesn't care for me at all,  Peter." .-;     . >   '  '  Then his Aunt Bertha said something,  very disrespectful, Peter thought, to  the minister. She said very low: "Who  is telling a story now? It is you who  .should^go.upstairs.l'L   Discovery of tlie Magnetic Needle.  The discovery of the magnetic needle  -was one of the most useful and remarkable of human discoveries. The needle  when pldCed parallel to a conductor  carrying ;an electric current would be  deflected from its position to tho right  or left, as the case might be. Thia  discovery '''created ��������� Si'eat excitement  among scientists'^ who disbelieved in  its power. It was. too simple to be of  value, so tbey thought, but scientific  minds began to study the, relation-  ship between magnetism and electricity, and some went so far as to declare  there existed a missing link-and began to Investigate, experimenting  silently, so that if they failed no oue  dnould shy, "I told you se^Vas they  often say to unfortuuate investigators  Tn modern times. ���������  '' ,  "WHY, MB. rEILLET," SHE SAID, "WHAT IS  IHE MATTER?"  won't allow such disrespectful language  to go unpunished! And there isn't a  word of truth in it!"  Peter started for the stair dopr, sniffing hungrily as he passed the loaded  table. "You can come down and eat  your supper when you're ready to say  But neither of them went up. They,  moved over into a corner of the room,'  where Peter couldn't see them at all.  And by and by bis mother came iu and  said supper was ready.  Peter began to undress very slowly,  for his stomach was empty, and he had  almost decided to go down and say  that he was sorry, but It was all true.  Ho was putting on bis coat again when  ^!t^jsL^������r,* - -tori'"! u* .s-;*..';  Good Looks. . .     ���������  Not many girls are born beautiful, ( ���������\(v^cllc^  but every girl living can make herself' "  attractive, Unsightly teeth may bo improved by tho dentist's art. A wide, ir-  regular mouth with thick lips may bo  cultured into such an expression of  sweetness and refinement that it will  bo really beautiful.. An ungraceful  walk and figure may bo entirely mado  over by persevering in gymnastic ox-  orclsos. A muddy, rough skin can be  made clear and satin smooth by bathing, by froqucnt applications of a soft  scrubbing brush, a healthful skin lotion and hygienic observances llko taking plenty of fresh air and sunshine.  Of mero physical beauty health Is tho  foundation, and if you want to bo lovo-  ly cultlvato first of all robust health,  which will enable you to bo always  cheerful and In high spirits. No good  looks can long oxist with bad health.  his mother called relentlngly.  Peter's room was directly over the  parlor. When there was talking down  bolow he could hear it distinctly. It  was warm weather now, and the stovo  had beeu taken down, so tbat ho could  seo as well as hoar. When the doorbell rang he lay flat ou bis stomach  and watched bis mother usher tho Rev.  Mr. Phillet into the parlor. "I shall  havo to ask you to excuse me," sho  said, "while I whip some cream for tbe  kissed his freckled little face and said  soothingly: "Go down, dear, and eat  your supper now. Aunt Bertha has a.  big dish of peaches and cream ready  for you. The minister has explained  everything. He says you did him a  great-kindness."  Peter wondered what it was.  rannmn lenporti.  Panama hns no opon seaports except  tho two railway terminals and Uocas  del Toro, tho confer of a largo banana  Industry, to tho north of Colon.  Clinnire of Front,  cautious  employer  shook  bis  KmlinrriiMmont of tenia,  I llvo In ono of tho suburbs, nnd the  train on which I rido to tho city is gen-  The  head.  "No," ho said to the low browed cm-  ployeo whom ho hnd discharged, "I  cannot recommend you"--  The employee grasped the inkstand  In one hand nnd took a step forward.  ���������"too highly," added tho employer,  hastily getting bolnua Ui* dc������k,-Ciu-  clnnatl Tlinos-Star.   Ills 1'nuif.  Nodd-On tho Impulse of tbo moment  tut uinvi >,,������..i t r.ni ...j   .... : .:;; ;;','.  ful lie and got caught. Todd-Borvos  you ri-��������� lit. Every lio n mnn tells his  wife ought tc be premeditated.  "H-rtrble Ctemntng,  Marble can bo cleaned by rubbing  with a rather soft pnsto mado ot whiting or prepared chalk and water to  which a little ammonia has been added. Rinso afterward witb clean water.  ��������� nib with pumice stone and water  will rcitoro tbe polish.  JL-oter's mouth watered, reaches and  whlppod cream! IIo didn't know thoy  were to huve tbat. No wonder the minister lookod pleased! He watched hlra  sent himself in the easiest chair in tho  room; It was directly under tho stovepipe hole, An iden came Into Peter's  llttlo, closely cropped hoad-ho would  fish tho tidy from the back of the minister's chair! Tiptoeing over to the  dresser, ho took a pin from tho cushion  nnd bent it Into n hook; thon ho rummaged Jn his pockeis ond brought out  a glass stopper, n horse chestnut, half  a dozen "brownies." tho stump of a  lead poncll, four corks, a "lucky" stono  and a ploco of twine, Tho twine was  what ho wanted. He fustonod ono end  of it to the bent pin nnd lay down to  fish at his leisure. The hook swung to  and fro over tho head of tho unsuspecting Mr. riiillet. IIo was a young man,  wltb a "lino bend of hair," and the  hook lifted a lock of It In passing. IIo  put up his hand aud "shooed" at an  Imaginary fly, Peter giggled so that  ho missed the tidy, but that wasn't all.  Tho minister hoard him and looked up.  IIo smiled, nnd Potor thought ho must  nlwnys romomber to brush his teeth,  thoy wero so white.  "Come down and see me," he said  just like nn everyday mun,  "Can't," rotor said.  "Why not'/" the minister asked, get-  t!ti!������ 'i-i tetwo hi. ehttlr "lfnvfl to catch  flub for nupppr?" he snid Inuublngly,  with a glnnce at tho hook nnd lino.  Tctcr blushed through his freckles.  "No, sir," ho said. "Ma snys I can't  como down till I sny I'm sorry."  tiy^i-ry for -vtint   VoterY'  "Sorry I told such a story 'bout yon."  "About me?" the minister wild.  "Yes, sir, I-I-sald you was fond of  chicken."  I   Mr. Thlllct laughed heartily.   "That  Isn't a story," lie snid,  ������������������! nm."  "That alu't all," i'etcr conf.**������cd. "I  snid you nte all the chicken joo could  hold."  i   Mr.  rhlllct blushed guiltily.   "Vm  afraid I niu souwihing of a pig wbeu  The Singe In RooUh,  There havo been many young girls  ready to believe as gospel truth anything they saw in a book, and tho more  innocent tho less suited they woro to  analyze tho statements made in theso  inconsequent tales, They only saw  that by way of tho theater any pretty,  girl in poverty, in trouble, could in tbo  briefest time become great, powerful  and wealthy. No word was said of tho  long toll In obscurity, tho yearning for  recognition, tho perpetual disappointment, tho thousand hopes always withering like leaves beforo frost tbo  wretched llfo In poverty, of struggles  ngalnst numbers and perhaps jealousy,  and malice, of slow Increase of salary,  of equal Incrcnso of expense. The old  time novelist wus silent ns to oil theso  and only dwelt In largo and vague  splendors���������ucvor adequately accounted  for.  Toor, romantic little maids! One does  not like to think what tho effect of tho  gilded nonsense of such books about tlio  stogo may havo beon, but in my own  mind I compnro them with such a book  ns "Tho Mummer's WJfe," that frightful and realistic story of Mr, Goorgo  Mooro's-thnt horror in stupendous  realism, but "Oh, Son of David, havo  mercy upon us," it Is tho truth!-Clara  Morris in Reader.  No Better Tlinn Put lier I'nort tn Make.  Vounj,' ITu.band ���������Sflll sluing up,  door? You shouldn't havo waited foj--  me. 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TO  ADVKRTISE  IN  THK   ;  "NEWS,"  The most Northerly Paper published on the Island,  Subscription,      ���������        -      -j&oo per an  Dunsmuir Ave.,  Cumberland, B.C  Ovwcv. Houus:���������8 a.m. till 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 to u. I  A  NOVEL.  e ������ ���������  BY MRS. H; LOVETT CAMERON,  Author of ee Worth,Winning���������" Etc  i*e>X*������**"mX������X������X*^^  "Misery?" I echoed, trembling ana  terrified I hardly knew why. "What  do you mean? I have been miserable indeed, because I had not the  courage before to break off my engagement; because I was base enough to think of the good things of  this world, and mean enough to  shrink from giving them up for my  love's sake. But since I have known  that you love me, sweetheart, since  your own dear lips told mo so, do  you suppose that I have been happy  day or night away from you? And  your love has given me courage,  Mark, for I am a sad coward. Had  I not fled in the night liko this from  home, I don't think I should ever  have been brave enough to break it  all off: but now it is done. I have  written to papa. I shall go to Bella  and stay with her a few months, and  when we meet again Mark, you will  know that I am a freo woman."  My lover took my hands��������� the  hands I had laid upon his���������and  pressed them passionately to his  lips.  "Hush!" he said, in a hoarse,  choked voice, "do not torture me.  ���������Oh! my darling, how am I to tell  you? Did you not guess it when we  parted with such agony under the  apple trees? Did you not see that I  meant to say to you, 'We must say  , farewell'for ever; marry your rich  man who will be good to you; make  yourself happy with him, and forget me?' Did you not see that it  was an eternal parting between us?  Do you suppose, love, that your engagement to a man you did not love  was all that stood between us? Did  you think that so frail a barrier  would have kept me from you, so  slender ��������� a chain not have been so  easily snapped? Oh, my love, what  does your being free or bound matter, since that which standi irreyoc-  *"^bly~botwe������r"us=st'aTrds���������there���������-stilllike the angel with tho flaming sword  to keep us from our paradise? Oh,  Freda, my love, my darling, you may  be free; but I am bound, helplessly  and hopelessly."  Whilst he spoke, a terrible presentiment of untold evil came upon me.  My knees trembled, my heart turned j  sick and cold within me.  "Tell me, for Heaven's sake, what  you mean?" I faltered.  "I am married."  The dingy room, tho windows, the  horse-hair chairs and sofa, the common-looking prints, upon tho walls,  tho dusty gas chandelier overhead,  aU swam and danced for one1 minute  in a wild confusion before my eyes,  and then I sank down huddled up  upon tho floor with my head prone  upon the faded carpet and roinomber-  ed nothing more.  CHAPTER'x VII.  Whon I. awoke to lifo, after that  short swoon, I awoke to And my  head pillowed upon Mark Thi.'ii loby's  breast, whilst he alternately sprinkled cold water upon my face, and  showered down kisses upon my unconscious'lips.  For a moment I remembered nothing���������and could not think how I camo  to bo in so strange and yet so pleasant a position. Then all at onco  tho memory of his words camo bnck  with a sharp, stabbing pain into my  mind-���������"I um married," lie had said!  I shrank snuddoringJy away out of  his arms, and rejecting Ids help,  raised myself with dilliculty into a  chair. I think my face must havo  boon nearly n.s white as when I lay  sonNi'lci's and helplebs upon t lie floor,  "I am heitt iv thanks," 1 miirmur-  cd, "Tell me, now, everything."  "You aro not strong enough."  "Yen, yes," I interrupted, Impatiently; "toll nu* at onco every tiling  thoro ia to know,"  So Mirk Thbitloby, sitting doxvn  opposlto mo on tho further Hide of  tho baro, desolate llttlo sitting-room,  told mo then and there the ntory of  hia life's mistnka. I will let it Htuiul  in hid own words,  "It wns ten years* ago, Freda,  whon I was quito a young''ter, and  had only joined tho army u fi'W  months, thnt I was sent to the depot of my reglmont���������to a littlo Motion on tho West coast of Ireland,  Thoro Ih littlo to do over ut a di-  r\e,t oml Irxso Hnn ovnr If 11 hnP?������onH  tt* hn nt such n dcBolnto placo as  this wns. Tlioro wns not u Uoietii-  sized town within un hour by rail,  nnd not nn educated Inhabitant within twenty miles, Thoro wan no  ���������port beyond a little sea Ashing, and  no occupation oi any eon. ui Ul..:.  lor ui threo follow**, who wero exiled  thoro, besides smoking und idling  away our tiino. lVrhnps it was only  natural that I should hnvo got into  som������ sort of mischief, cspec'InHy ns  m.v two follow officers in thin lonely  placo woro both older than wyi-eW,  nnd woro gront frlond**, no that tboy  woro very much top-other, while I  was consequently Uft a good deal to  mypolf, and spent most of my timo  ���������lone.  "1   used   to   tako   long   solitary  walks along tho .shore. ���������*'*.".'- dny  when I was walking on the sands at  low tide, in a wild, lovely bay,  nbout four miles from home, I saw a  young girl picking her way across  the brown ��������� rocks left bare by the  tide. The rocks were covered with  seaweed and very slippery, and the  girl stumbled and nearly fell. I Imr-  ried forward to her assistance, and  helped her to gain the firmer footing of thc flat, yellow sands.  "She was quite young and very  pretty, after the true Irish typo,  dark-haired and blue-eyed, and with  a pretty, shy, wild-fawn manner  which completely captivated mc. 1  found that she lived with her sister,  who was many years older than herself, in a littlo cottage, which she  pointed out. to me high up in a.clolt  of the wild hills which came down  abruptly to the edge of the sea.  "They were the daughters of a  gentleman���������a navy captain, long retired from the service, and who had  died a few years previously. But although a lady by birth and in appearance, my little Irish girl had  had few or no advantages of education; she had spent all her life in  that seaside cottage; and her sister,  of whom, apparently, she stood in  considerable awe, had been her sole  instructress. She was like a wild  flower of her native hills, utterly untaught and untrainod, with no ideas  beyond her narrow life, and with absolutely no knowledge whatever of  the world and its ways. But an impressionable young fellow of one-  and-twenty is blind to these disadvantages in a young and lovely girl.  When she looked at me with her deep  blue eyes, I forgot that there was  not much moaning in, them beyond a  certain ��������� puzzled wonder ; when, her  pretty lips parted, I forgave them  the .silliness they generally uttered ;  -and-when-her-litt-le-head-was-pillow-  ed on my shoulder, I did not remember that it was as ignorant and as  empty as those of the yellow sea  poppies which covered the cliffs over  our heads. For it came to that at.  last; we used to meet daily upon the  sands,and sit there for hours love-  making, liko the couple of young  fools that wo were, without a  thought of what it was all to lead  to.  "From first to last I was intensely foolish about the whole business.  To begin with, I refused to make tho  acquaintance of her sister. I saw  her once at a distance; she looked  stern and hard-featured, and I bad  un uneasy consciousness that sho  would not regard thes? pleasant  teto-a-tetes upon tho sands with a  friendly eye. She would want to  know my intentions. How could a  younger son, living with difliculty  upon his pay, and upon the small  sum allowed him by his father, be  supposed to havo any Intentions? I.  did not. wnnt to marry my '-ittie  love. Fancy my father';- face hud I  announced' such a thing! Noil her  did I wish lo bo awakened out of my  fool's paradi-'e. So I ���������persuaded her  to go cm rni'ei.iiig mo on the sly, and  I would not lot her introduce me fo  her sister.  "Things went on drifting liko this  for somo months, and then at last  oven I felt that something must bo  clone. The girl was now absolutely  devoted to me; she was ready to follow me to tho world's end. It bo-  caiiio clear to mo that I must either  marry her or turn my bock resolutely upon hor I'orovor; for I must do  myself the Justlco to say that, foolish nnd bhimublo as J was, no  thought of any other less honorable  cmit'so of action Inwards her ever  entered into my brain. The man  would huve boon a brute Indeed, who  could havo harbored any thought, of  wrong towards ono so young and no  giiiloloNNly confiding. No, it was either iiuii'i'iiigo or I'.lglil, which pre-  f-sonlod a conflicting altei'tialivn to  my I'oiis-'i.erico, J hud not tlio heart  to leave her, und J had not the courage to many hor openly, T took a  middle ooui''-;", nnd married hor (-���������--  crotly. One other folly I had committed, Unit of concealing my real  iiaiJio from hor. 1 wns so afraid of  my father hearing of my lovo-iiink-  Ing, that 1 look this perfectly Bil'y  and needless pri-vnution. 1 obtained  thi'i-ft days' leave without much dilll-  tuiliy, and I gave myself a lirtitiouM  inline, and iinuei (lint 11111111.' i J11.11-  ried hor; mooting bor at a littlo kiiI-  'lary church far up among tho hill-',  where, by n strong bribe, I Induced  a very poor old priest to marry   us  .   i-,    .   1       11       ..;.,.      p  ii       T������ .,   ,1' AMI V. -I.ri     ���������..,     v.     ..,.,.,    ,j.        ...     .������   .........  Catholic Church, ami to ask no Inconvenient questions. For tho next  two days I lived at tlio llttlo villago  inn close to hor cottage, and wand-  orod with hor all day upon tho do-  sort od uands, Then I bad to ro hack  to my work. Wu pmtud wiih U������ii������  upon tho lonely shore, and, Freda���������  I 1i.i\i������ iiesii 11,11 hor again!  "Whon I got back to tho barrack**,  I found n toloj-iain from my mother,  tolling me tn como home nf onro, an  my father had bad a paralytic ������������!���������  zuro. I sent a note to iny brido by a  small village boy whom I have good  reason to suspect never delivered it,  and I started for England that  night.  "My father was desperately ill for  six weeks before he died, and a day  or two after his funeral, as soon as  ever I could be spared* I went back  in hot haste to Ireland. All the  time I bad been away 1 had not dared to write to my little wife, but  now I was determined to own her  boldly, and to bring her home to my  mother, and throw myself and her  upon her mercy and compassion. I  did not believe "my mother would refuse us her forgiveness. But when I  got baclc to the sheltered bay on tho  wild Irish coast where I had so often  met her, I waited in vain at our  trysting place, whoro I had told her  to come every day at a certain hour  until 1 returned to her.  "Lonely and sick at heart, I climbed tho stoop path to the cottage and  you may imagine my dismay when  I found it empty and dismantled.  Tho windows were bare and curtain-  less, and all tho furniture had been  taken away. The vory garden looked uncared for and desolate. Tho  sisters had ceased to livo there. I  never could gain any information  about them. Why or wherefore they  left, and where they had gone to,  has forever remained a, mystery to  me. At first I was in despair. I  made every possible inquiry in tho  neighborhood, and advertised in all  the local papers.  "I came to the conclusion at last,  that she had become impatient and  unhappy at my long absence, and  had confined her story to her sister,  and that both together had gone to  England, and wero trying to trace  me out there; but the fact of her being in ignorance of my real nafflo  placed an insuperable difliculty in  the way of her finding mo.  "Time went on, and I hea?*d nothing of her; and by degrees my first  grief abated, and insensibly I relaxed the energy of my efforts at finding her. Then suddenly I was ordered to Join my regiment in India.  Fresh scenes and interests served to  drive thc past more and more out  of my memory, till at last thoso  short six months upon tho Irish  coast became liko a dim dream to  me; and it seemed to me as though  my love-making and marriage had  hover existed.  "Until I met you, Freda, until I  learnt to love you as I have loved  no other woman, I give you my  word that I had almost forgotten  that I was a married man.    I never  *mT5aTTt~^^t"o^Rnowl"tV ITmeant^you"  to think, if you could, that it was  your engagement to Mr. Curtis  which stood between us, and yet I  could not bear you to think that I  had behaved badly to you. But  now that you havo given up all for  me���������I am bound to tell you why it is  that I dare not tako the dear gift  which you hold out. to me. For  your own sake, my darling, I daro  not take your love���������not until I  know for certain whether or no iny  poor little brido is still alive,"  CHAPTER XVIII.  I listened in silenco to tho end, and  thon my faco sank down into my  hands, whilst a low moan of pain escaped mo.  * So it wns all at an end!���������all my  dreams, my hopes of happiness, all  that a woman looks for'to mako up  the joy of life, I must glvo it all  up 1 Even tho dreaming was now forbidden to mo; thoro wns nothing in  the future for 1110 but colorless despair. '  And Coptain Thistloby must' find  his wife; for that sho was dead, as  ho seemed���������'God forgivo him!���������-to  hope, never for ono instant entered  into my calculation. Why should sho  bo dead? Sho had been young, and  strong, and vigorous; thero could bo  no reason why death should havo  claimed her. Somewhere, I felt vory  sure, she still lived; and whero that  "somewhere" was, it was undoubtedly Captain Thistleby's duty to discover.  "Vou are not angry with mo?" ho  Raid wistfully, after soma minutes.  "Will you not forgivo mo, Froda?"  "Thoro is nothing to forgivo," I  answered, drearily, "You could not  help il, I suppose?"  "[ did not think of It, when I first  mot you," he answorod. "T havo  novor Mpokon of my marriage, no ono  knows it, Bella would lio as much  j-iirpi'lFod as yon nro; she ha,-* never  had tho slight est idea of It, It all  happened ho long ago, long boforo  Nho marriod iny brother. Thoro has  never scorned any occasion for tolling my story to any onv. I havo  flirted and mado lovo to dozens of  Wotnon, but I havo novor dono bo  seriously until I mot you. Whon I  first saw you, 1 novor imagined thnt.  our relations towards each othor  would havo any 01 hor depth or sig-  nl'lonTTeo on either side than an ordinary flirtation, such as 1 havo pass-  oil 1 tiro ugh un.scaiiieu uuu uithcutiung  jiiuny ������ timo. But alter a timo,  when I mot you again nt Aldington,  I found out that this wan a vory different case,    X leave you to Judgo of  W������0    itli,*>Ct>     I    .Hit'tCH-U,     ,. llvU    I    Mlfe,.*U  to realize how far beyond my roach  you woro. And thoro was a tltno  when tho temptation ta ignore that  miserable mistako of my youth, ond  to Jet tho secret of my wretched  past, which no ono know but myself,  remain forever buried in my own  lie-art���������to woo you and to win you,  (or hi.vh-'U boldly���������**'lut aim--fit too  strong for mo, Jndoed, I camo to  Eddington, mad with Jealousy and  despair, with no othor intention.  And then I thought���������I thought how  terrible it would be If 3*011 ever camo  to know the truth after, when it  would be too late. And 1 loved you  to well, darling, to do you so cruel  a wrong, and so I left you."  My noble-hearted lover! how dear  he seemed to me, whilst he told me  so simply the story of his lovo, and  of his resistance of tho overpowering  temptation which assailed liim, and  to which I believe nine men out of  ten would havo succumbed. I had  never loved him so well as now, and  yet my love was no longer a glory,  but a shame. I could never moro j  own to it, nor confess it. Henceforth  it must remain forever hidden and i  concealed. j  I roso and hold out my hand to  him.  "Thank you," I said, "I honor  and respect you abovo all living  men, I can never ceaso to bo grateful to you for your unselfish goodness. But you and I, Mark, must  henceforth become strangers to each  othor. I will ask you to take me to  Bella's house, and then I will say  good-bye to you, and it must bo forever,"  Ho did not attempt to contradict  me. He rang the boll, paid tho bill,  and ordered a cab. As we came to-���������  gether out of the door of the littlo  hotel, a victoria was driving slowly  by with a lady inside it. Captain  Thistleby suddenly put out his hand  nnd pulled mo back into tho shadow  of the. doorway.  "If, is Clara Featherstone 1" he  said. "I hope to goodness sho did  nbt.sec. you."  "I don't seo why it should matter  if sho did," I answered, somewhat  proudly.  "She is the most spiteful and ven-  omous-tongued woman in England,"  answered Mark, as he put mo into  the cab. "She would do you a mis-  cliief if she could; but I don't think  shq, saw us. her head did not turn  towards us in the least."  But Mrs. Featherstone had scon us  both perfectly, as I was afterwards  to discover to my cost.  We reached Chester Square after a  drive of almost absolute silen*e between us. No sooner had the housemaid who had been left in charge of  the house, caught sight of me, than  sho flew back into the hall, and  brought out two of those fatal colored telegraphic envelopes in her  hand.  "Oh! miss, I'm so glad you've  come," sho exclaimed. "These two  tallygrnms has come this morning,  and I didn't know whatever to do  with them. And I do hope as they  ain't    bad news,, miss," she added,  with the encouraging delight in o.nv-  thlng like a prospect of evil which is  common to her class.  With trembling hands I tore open  the envelope. The messages came  from Aunt Selina; tho first ran thus:  "Your fathor has had a stroke.  Como back at once."  The second was even moro alarming.  "Your father worse; return , instantly; thero is no timo to be lost."  I turned straight back into the  cab, from which I had just alighted.  "My father is dying," I said, in a  dull voico. Mark called out to tho  cabman to drive to tho Paddington  Station as fast as ho could, and followed mo.  What happened Whon we got there  I do not romombor. Everything was  in a whirl to mo. I felt cold and  numbed. I knew nothing that was  going on around mo; I only knew  that my father was dying, and that  ho had got his death-warrant in all  probability from my hands.  It wa3 my doing! My flight, and  tho note which I had left in tho  room telling him that I would not  fulfil niy engagement to Oeorgo  Curtis, had been tho blow, I felt  certain, which had shortened his  frail old life. This 0110 awful idea  so absorbed my ovory thought and  feoling, thot I was absolutely unconscious of everything which was going on around mo.  Captain Thistloby took my ticket,  and thrust ifc into my hand, and  plncod mo In a first-class carriage. I  submitted mysolf to bis guidance liko  a person In a dream; ho bought mo  something, to cat by tho way, and  put it on tho sont in front of mo,  whonco I novor movod it. Wo had  about a quarter of an hour to wait  before the train started. IIo got  into tho carriago with mo, mid ]  bolloved ho talked to mo; but I  hoard nothing of What ho Haiti; I answered yos and no mechanically. My  lovor, who wns so lately ovorythlng  in tlio world tp mo; my lovo story,  nnd my blighted hopes of happlnoss,  which a short tlmo ago seemed to  crush mo to tho oartli with an in-  tonslty of pain, woro now entirely  forgotten in this now calamity which  threatened mo,  Evon when Mark wished mo good-  by������, and raised my hand to his lips,  I think, poor fellow, that I novor answorod him, anil was hardly conscious that this parting, so ifiournful  ar.fl j'-l ".0 i"j.v"'.U:i'.l."*, V.-CI-* in all  pvohnhnily a flnnl ono between us.  I oxporlonced no sorrow at leaving  him, I only romombor fooling a faint  gleam of gladness whon tho ttuin  was off at last.  Oh! that miserable homeward journey! shall I over lorgot ity 'ine 10-  morso, tho self-reproach, tho solf-  condomnatlon which filled ma! And  then tho agony of suspense which  every Instant socmad to increase  fourfold,  Should I find my fathor allvo?���������  that was tho question which I asked  myself over and ovor ngaln, in unavailing anguish. .Should 1 bo permitted to see him once moro, and to  kn<H-l by his sido, and pray for his  pardon, and rocoivo his parting  words   of forgiv?nosji and blessing?  Or was he to die before 1 could  reach him, believing me to be heartless, and rebellious, and I be forever unforgiven and unblest? Should  I not then he guilty of Iiis death?���������  I, his daughter, his only child. Oh!  what a horrible thought that was!  Over and over again I cursed my  folly and my wickedness in leaving  home as I had done. If I had had  tho courage to stay and to tell him  bravely myself that I was unhappy  in my engagement, surely I might  have broken it to him gently. But  it was tho shock of my disapp?ar-  ance, and tho suddenness of the news  in my hurried note, which had  brought this evil upon him. Of that  there coifld bo no doubt.  At last, after what seemed to me  to be tho most interminably ' long  railway journey, tho train stopped  at Narborough, I could not get on  by rail to Slopperton. and had to  take a fly from there. If tho train  had seemed to me to be slow, tho  fly assuredly was infinitely slower, I  did not daro to ask the flyman if ho  knew how my father was. Tho man  knew mc, and I fancied that there  was a respectful sympathy in his  manner, as he touched his hat to me.  But I would riot ask him if he know;  I was afraid of his answer, I was  afraid to crush out tho hopes which  I could still indulge in. I felt that  I would rather not know the worst.  So we drove on through tho damp,  foggy lanes, that looked unusually  dreary, and cheerless, past many a  w������������ll-known village and hamlet; past  the woods and the high paling of  Eddington Park, whero I could catch  glimpses of tho deor through the  glades of the leafless trees; past  Slopperton Church, where tho sight  of the curate and the parish clerk, in  close conference in the churchyard,  made me shrink back tremblingly into the corner of the fly, lest thoy  should see me. Oh] ghastly thought;  they might be choosing a site for a  grave! And then up tbe long  straight road which led for half a  mile from the village-green to our  cottage.  The fly pulled up, thc man descended slowly from the *box, and pulled  the bell. The bell rang out, clanging and harsh, into the stillness of  the autumn afternoon, and I was at  home.  CHAPTEH XIX. VJ'' '   '  "My father was dead.  v He had died an hour before,^came  home, leaving me forever unblest-nnd  unforgiven! It was as J had 'feaVcd;  -he-had-rison���������in���������the-morning^arid-  had found my note upon his dressing-table. Aunt Selina, whose room  was next to his, had been frightened  at hearing a sudden, heavy sound,  as of some one falling. Sho had  rur bed in and found him .lying  senseless upon the floor; and my note  upon tho table.  It was in vain for tho doctor to  assure me that there had been a  strong tendency to a seizure of the  kind for many months past; and that  ho had known for long that such an  attack must, in nil probability, carry  him off. I took these assurances as  woll-moant efforts on his part to con-  "nln nnd comfort me in my despair.  Thoy did not console mo In tho very  least. In my own eyos 1 was guilty  of my father's death, and I folt that  to my dying day 1 should novor bo  ablo to hold myself blameless of being tho causo of his sudden and fatal attack.  And now it was a week ago, and  tho first agony of my grief and ro-  lhorse had somewhat abated. It was  tho day after the funeral, and everybody knew that my father had sunk  all his slender capilul in an annuity,  and tliat, probably, because ho believed mo to bo fully and abundantly  provided for by my marriage "with  Mr. Curtis; there was absolutely nothing, beyond tho old books and tho  shabby furnituro of tbo cottage, loft  for my support,    I was penniless.  Aunt Solina and 1, in our now  crapo, woro sitting somewhat ills-  consolatoly togol'iiir in tlio dining-  room aftor breakfast,  "It is singular that Mr. Curtis lias  not yot beon to seo you, Freda, ob-  sorvod my aunt. "I should think ho  is suro to como to-day."  I thought it was singular, too, for  I know ho had attended my father's  funeral, and 1 was suro that ho could  not havo known of my luttor, and  of my intention of breaking off my  ongagomont.  "Yos," I answorod, "I wish ho  would como. 1. think I will sond up  Darilol to Eddington with a note,"  "Yos, do, my door,"  I wroto tho noto moroly requesting  him to como and speak to mo today, rang tho boll, and sont it off,  "I want to tell him about breaking off my engagement, aunt," I said  whon tho sorvant had loft tho room.  Aunt Selina turnud upon mo in  consternation.  "Froda, it in impossible that you  can bo such an utter fool!" sho cx-  clniinnd, In dlsniay."  "Uow ho, aunt?"  ' \ou aio iimm- lioiug to do such  a mad tW������g as to break off your engagement now���������now that you aro loft  utterly unprovldod for?"  {"TO* ������K COMTWCKD.]       '%"J'l  ..."  d������������l:������i I  Ilero'i a Twister.  Tho German Snlzbuchor wbo lini  charge of n nearby wine cellar ii noted  for hit uniquo usage of the English  language, especially when lie becomes  excited. Tbe other drxy one of the littlf  hoys who fill bottles for him nsked  Snlstbnchor, for some corks, receiving  Instead this answer:  "When I tol* you rot you rant 700  ask me no; now I don't got some, yoa  rant atij, "re****"-***"  ***������������������- '."ijtt-J  ���������*���������.'  I  1  HE CUMBERLAND NEWS.!RAILROAD MAN  HAD BIS TRIALS  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  When a clumsy mnn has stepped on  n lady's trailing skirt, before he begins  to apologize he should always get off  the skirt.  Engineer Rafferty  Found Relief  in Dodd's Kidney Pills.  Queer Ways of Painting;,  The ladies of Arabia stain their fingers and toes red, their eyebrows black  and \heir lips blue. In Persia they  paint a black streak around their eyeii  and ornamentl\heir faces with representations of various figures.  Animals nnd Eating:.  A. horse will eat in a year nine times  his own weight, a cow nine times, aa  ox six times and a sheep six times.  Black Diamonds.  Black diamonds are only found in the  Brazilian province of Bahia. They are  usually found in river beds and are  brought up by divers. Others are obtained by tunneling mountains. The  largest specimen ever found was worth  $20,000.  Tho green-eyed monster deserves to  be given a black eye.     ���������  It doesn't relieve a fit of insomnia  to have your foo^go to steep.  Visitors to free baths would hardly bo called batli spongos.  It was    at    "Get"    tysburg    that  many got more than they wanted.  Dr. William MacLead, who at oue  time held the office of inspector-general" of hospitals, has died at the age  of 84 in London. Ho was educated  at tne Medical Schools in LM in burgh.  and joined the navy in   1S42.  IT IS THE FARMElijS FK1.END.���������Tlie  farmfti- will iind in Dr. Thomas Eclectric  Oil a potent remedy for wounds or pains  in tho body or ;for Affections "of. the re'  spiratory organs and >or hou.sonold use  generally. Ho vvill also find it a convenient friend in trouting injured l'ors-  es, cattle, etc., or relieving" tliem when  attacked by colds, coughs, or any kindred ailments to which they are subject.  'Tis clearly not the age of young  men at Maidenhead. Three!, octogenarians, whoso combined ages total  250   years,,    are on/ the   iildermen's  -bench       ": im^���������^ ������������������'.'���������    -: ���������'���������,'��������� __  THEY CLEANSE THE SYSTEM  THOROUGHLY. ��������� Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills clear the stomuch and bow-els of  bilious matter, causo the excretory vessels ,to throw oft impurities from -tt������*  blood into' the bowels and, expel the deleterious mass from the body. They do  this without pain or iiiconvimi'-iivo to the  patient, who speedily realizes their good  offices as soon as thoy begin to take effect. They have strong recommendations  from all kinds of people,  Queen's College, Belfast, has'.' .just  received a choquo for. ������2,000, whicK;  has 'been' giyon by Trofessor Frederick'  Pui-sor, of Dublin, towards founding  a studentship in mathematical science  in memory of his brother, tho lute  Professor John Pui'sor, and a very  good Purser, too.  Deafness Cannot Be Cured  by local applications tu they cannot reach th*  dlf-e-Bed portion of tho ear. Thero Is only on*  way to cure deofnoM, and that la by constitutional remedies, Deafnosi la cauaed by an Inflamed condition of tho mucous linlnj ot th*  Eustachian Tube. Whin this tub* ta Inflamed  you havo a rumbling: sound or lmperfeot hear-  In*, and when It la entirely closed, Deafnu* Is  the reault, and unless the Inflammation can l>*  taken out and this tubo restored to Ua normal  condition, hearing will, be destroyed forever)  nine etisoa out ot ten are caused by Catarrh,  which ia nothing; but in inflamed condition of  tlie mucous surfaces.  We will give Ono Hundred Dollars for any  ouo of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that can*  not be oured by Hall's Catarrh Our*. Bend (or  circulars, froo,  F. J. CHENEY A CO,, Toledo, 0.  Sold by all druggist*, *ioo.  Hall'* Family Pllla are th* beat.  At a privato mooting of tho ilrisli  . Parliamentary party hold In Dublin,  Mr, John Hodniond wns ro-ulooUwi tho  chairman of tho party for the ensuing session of parliament, and Sir  Thomns Esmowl, Captain Dow-Inn  nml Messrs, Patrick O'Drlon and 8,  ���������ITadlland Burko woro ro-oloctod whips,  ^mmvmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMa^^a*mm  Was Kan Down And Laid Pp. and thu  Great Kidney Remedy Hade BIm  Strong:  and  Vigorous  Again  Winnipeg, Man., Mar. 28-���������(S-ict-bil.)  ���������One of the best known and most  popular locomotive engineers .running  out of Winnipeg oil the O.P.Vt. is Mr.'  Bon Rafferty, who lives at 1*5 Maple  Street. And Mr. llafferty gives some  advice to railroad men that in these  worry nono can afford to overlook,  days of blockades and -train, and  That advice is "Use Dodd's Kidney  Pills."    Mr. Rafferty says :  '������������������'Years of long runs on the railway  had broken down my constitution.  My back gave out entirely. Terrible  sharp cutting pains would follow one  another, till I felt as if I were being  sliced away piecemeal.  "1 would como in from a run tired  to death. My sole desire would be  to get rest and sleep, and they were  the very things I could not got. Finally I got so bail I had to lay off  work. ...    i    .���������������������������'���������'   .  "After being laid up ten days I  started to use Dodd's Kidnoy l'ills.  Tho first night after using them I  slept soundly In three days I threw  away the belt I had worn for years,  and now I havo not the slightest  pain in the jpack.' I sleep soundly  and wake' up joyous and refreshed,  and Dodd's Kidnoy Pills did ���������it."  Automobiles killed as many persons  in England in one week, as railway  trains dih in a year. They're both  bad things to get in front of.  JUST TH*E THING THAT'S WANTED.  ���������A pill that acts upon the slomaeh and  yet is so compounded that certain ingredients of it preserve their power to ai-.t  upon the intestinal canals, so us to  clear them of exemta, was long looked  for by the medical profession. 1* was  found in Parmelee** Vegetable Pills,  which are the result of much expert  study, and are scientifically prepared as  a  laxative  and  an alterative in one.  Easter will see tramway cars running on the new lines between Hammersmith Broadway and "Uxbridge-  road.  *.v  I'd  rather be dead than suffer  again the^ tortures _of insoinnia,__pa_li-jta^  "tion and nervous twitcHlng of~niy~nuulP"  cles induced by simple neglect of h. little  indigestion.*' These are the forcoful and  warning words of a, lady who ic-ieJaims  that her cure by South American Norv-  lno when everything else had failed wa*  fl f  o-��������� 'n*i"*Mle.   A fow doses gives re-  At the wedding of. a farmer at Bal-  lyfarnon, near Foyle, one of the  guests at? supper, a man named Clements, suddenly.leaped from his seat,  .writhed about tho ��������� floor, and died.  A doctor found that death resulted  ���������from choking, a largo piece of meat  boi.ng found lodged ' iti Clements,  throat...   ''���������-���������---'-..-'���������   '">''";-��������������������������� ,;   . ������������������-���������' -'-...  FISHING IN FORMOSA.       I  Their Rods Superb, but Their Hooka  Are "Without Barbs.  Three of us, two Americans and one^  Japanese, started out in jinrikishas  from Taipeh, the modern capital of  Formosa, or Taiwan, to go to the house  of a -wealthy gentleman about eight  miles up the river which runs through  the valley of Taipeh. Tbe way Jed  through, a beautiful and fertile country,  the valley covered with the second crop  of rice and the hills with the famous  Formosa tea shrub. After luncheon  and after photographing some head  hunting savages we found there we  proposed to fish for salmon trout at an  altitude less than 250 feet above sea  level and in latitude about 24 degrees  40 minutes north, practically in the  tropics. The temperature of the stream  was about 70 degrees or higher, and the  water was well aerated. This stream,  from GO to 100 yards wide, is clear and  full of rapids and riffles..  We used Japanese tackle���������horsehair  line and horsehair leader, the latter  consisting of one strand only; a bamboo  rod and a most delicate palmer tied on  a small barbless hook. The rod is decidedly good and, weight for weight,  is stronger and a better caster than  our jointed rod. It rarely weighs over  four ounces (mine weighed about two),  but the line is practically worthless for  casting as we understand the term.  The dy is perfect, but tlie hook lacks  strength, and the fish when hooked  may easily detach himself in a current  or an eddy or by fouling the line. We  all know how it is done from our experience with pin hook and thread in  the brooks at home.  The Japanese, however, have another  method of fishing which may be as new  to some of our readers as it was to ine.  It is quite successful. They catch one  fish in any way they can and then  fasten the line securely through its  upper jaw, passing it through the roof  of the mouth and out at the top of the  upper jaw well in front of the eyes  and then attach through the body of  the fish not far in front of the tail a  horsehair to which is tied a three  pronged barbless hook, which trails in  line with the fish and a few inches behind, while it is slowly worked up the  stream by the fisherman. The theory  is that other fishes, seeing the captive  moving along as though feeding or perhaps spawning, will pursue it and become impaled on the hooks. In point  of_fact that does happen, as I saw a  Chinaman take two fine"^uF"ln this  manner.,  Our Buccess with the flies was poor.  We got thirteen or fourteen fingerlings,  but we saw the fish we wished to identify caught in fairly good numbers by  the Chinese fishing with decoys.  Ayers  When the nerves are weak  everything goes wronu. You  are tired ail the time, easily  discouraged, nervous, and  irritable.  Your cheeks are  Sarsaparilla  pale ond your blood is thin.  Your doctor says you are  threatened with a nervous  breakdown. He orders this  grand old family medicine.  All itrwt-nitsl  (or  J.0.AT1KI  MS.  Weak Nerves  ������<jop the bowoli regular with Ayor't  lilt, Just on* pnT each night.  THE GOOD OLD CLOGKi  It* Mellow, Friendly..Tick an Antidote For LnneHomeuess,'  "Glve^me *hQ clock fcfr company,'?  said tho observant man, "rind you may  have all tho balance of the inanimate  things under the sun, or over it, and I  will throw a few of the animals in for  good measure. I can conceive of nothing moro friendly, more unspeakably  comforting, than tbo mellow tick of the  old family clock which towers high on  tho old fashioned mantel, above tbe  good old open faced fireplace whore tbe  embers are dying down and deepening  into a bluish melancholy gray late of  winter nights. Ono never fools quita  alone as long as ono may bear tbo mellow tick taclc of tho old family clock,  tbe same- swcot mellow cadences which  havo rung in one's car from earliest  Infancy, through all the changes and  upheavals of time down to the present,  Other sounds mny fall and deepen into  tbo sadder ulloneo of tho nlgbt'B heavy  stillness, but tbe old clock continues to  mark tbo flight of tlmo, and no second  may oscapo without bearing Its passing  called out dreamily by tbo faithful  clock whoso bands bavo measured already bo many days-Bomo bright and  full of light and life and promiso and  swoot bodings of tho future and others  echoing buck HopuIchralJy from tho  years already counted, Ab, tbo clock!  But glvo mo tho clock wltb Its ticking  all through tbo night, and Its silvery  chiming on tho hour, nnd you mny bavo  tbo other things, and tbo dog to boot.  I'll tako tbo clock in mine ovory tlmo  when it comos to keeping oft that fooling of loncsomcncss which creeps upon  us  now   and  thon."  Capacity to Curry Weight*.  A. man of nvcmgo woigbt, 140  pounds, can carry a load of 100 pounds  up steps for eight hours of a working  day at a speed of 1 foot 0 Inches a second,  Jnpnnffsn nnd Flowers,  Tho subtleties of tho Jupancso mind  aro Illustrated In nothing moro strikingly than In thoir rulos for tbo af-  rang-miont of flownrs. Sot only doon  ���������very (lower which n bouquet or a tar-  laud contains symbolize something, but  Its position with regard to other flowers  is significant  Woman'- Averaion to Indexes.  "Talk about the Inclination to study  the envelope to discover tbe sender ln-  sWad.of opening the letter being a traits  of .womanhood,!' said ������ Brooklyn man  tbe other day, "it isn't in it wltli a  woman's aversion to, indexes. Give a  woman a book of poems like those of  Burns, for instance/and she'll turn the  pages for twenty mjinutes or more to  ���������find the piece sbe ls -really after rather  than look In the index. Suggest tho index to her and she'll say, 'Oh, I'll find It  In a second,' and away she'll go, turning the pages again.  ���������y Y'The other night by actual timing It  took'my wife twenty-two minutes to  find 'Mary In Heaven' In a copy of  Burns, for not only did she lose actual  time turning the pages, but if she'd  come to anything sbe l|ked, such as  'Holy Willie's Prayer1 and Tolly  Stewart,' she'd dally over them awhile.  Rarely do men do tbat. Tbe flrst  thing tbey go for Is tbe Index."  An Actor'* Blander.  A theatrical manager tells of an amusing and ludicrous mistake mado by a  young actor In a piny.  Tho young actor had up to this time  employed his talents In enacting such  roles ns called for no speech on his part.  But In this play bo wns intrusted wltb  tho following lino, tbo only words to  be spoken by him duHng tho entire  piny:  "Tho king is doadt Long llvo tbo  king!"  Tho critical tlmo arriving, It was observed by othor players tbnt tho young  man who was to noclnlm tho now mon-  nrch In tho words Just quoted was suffering from a dreadful attnek of stnge  fright, His cuo enmo, but no words  could ho spcuk, so frightened wus he.  Finally, however, ho pulled himself  together nnd In desperation shouted at  tho top of his volco;  "Long livo tho king; bo's dead!"  Tii-owl Cnnrtenr.  An Instance of legal courtesy occurred in n courtroom not vory long ngo,  A lawyer with Mac prof need to his  namo nnd a brother lnwyor onKngod In  'i limtnil dlof-iios-lnn. Tho Inttnr -ru-ln.  tnlnod his position, claiming ho could  Hnd his authority nnd turning over to  tho panes of tho statute book, when,  quick ns n llnsh, Mnc snid, "You will  And what you want on pngo -*, section -."  .Mac's opponent looked up tho refer-  wo nnd found tho Inw governing  asses. A ripple of Inughtur abroad over  tbo court  m _ ���������   tried It ten ytara,  Wuhkifton, D.C., Not, m. ifM.  FImm M������d m������ your "TraitlM ���������>  tht Hp-u ud hW DUntH."  U������t������  w*4 KMdtll'i iptvin Cun for tti  fMltUd gladly tastily l. itt merit*.  Ynu* ml*     -MtuiCPalMa.  [ Vtr. OaiM of Spavin    _  AbtolnUly Oared.  Butt*.  Vktrmi  ������**���������**������.  AbtolnUly Owed,  fclo, M. Dtkou, Jin. ad, !���������������>     I  cured in ton** aUalutalr ���������( j  , h th������ last fear r**** **-������ tm*  XendtlTi <MTla Car*.  V_f-r<n)-f-/wrt,. HinT  THE OLD RELIABLE  [ And Bast fiuooesaful Remedy Ever Dtooovered for 6������������vvln������, Kh_iboae%  Splints tuvd nil L-unenee*,  Thli li the tmquallfled experieno. of thousands of honemea and others lathis end other  toudWm and there h no rewn why you BhouU n^ ���������hare in these benefit*. Just reed  whet the above people any about "Sendall V .Write to them for your own r-a&feottan.  k .Inaddition to being the best stable remedy  Ipoirn, it li unequaled as a liniment tor home-1  tfT; ' .iiFj:  [hold and famUr use. BoldmaerallybyaUdru-jr.  IgtaU. PHceJtx__t. bottles for U. We send  lyaluable book; ������'A Treatise on the Hem," pro-j  tuaely Ulastratel, tree upon requeet "  DR. B. J. KENDALL CO.,  Enosburg FaJL* Vt  is me PRtPtRE/lTIAtio^iGAR  Youill   Enjoy Every Bit Of It  MADE BY J.MFORTIER LTD���������MONTREAL  TRY OGILVIE'S  "Royal Househaid,"  A Perfect Flour  -fob-  BREAD and  PASTRY  Sdtu In Original Pftokagei Only  By All DoalorH,  Do You Want  SOME ONE TS NANDLI YOUR SHIPMENT* k*_,  TO CONSIGN YOUR DRAIN TO A RELIAILE FIRM    /  CROMtOT SERVIOE AND OABEFUL ATTENTION 8  If ie, the nndenlgned wanti yonr traitnen and will endeavor to give aatliteotioa*  Gash advanoed on eo&ilgnminti.    Bifennoei  Union Bank of Canada.  The oldeit *gtabUshed_Graln Coramlnlon  t  ^erobant in Winnijperr.  Brain Exchange, Wlnnlpop  S.SPINK  To this day smallpox is; alluded to  in tho outer island of iho llobrulea  as "mhenn mhath"���������"thb good wlfo"'  ���������a form af euphemism tho idea of  woich is that In order to oscapo tho  han of tho dlsoaso it should bo spoken of respectfully,  mmwmmmmaammmmmmmmmmammmammBMW  Kidney Search Lights'���������Have  you backache ? Do you fool drowny ? Do  your llmbH feel boavy ? Have you pain*  In iho lohm? Havo you dto nom'?  Havo you a tired drafftfinu; foolliitf in tne  rp-rloiiB of tho kidney* ? Any and oil pi  thi"������u lndlcnto kidnoy troublo*. South  Amorlcan Kidnoy Curo i* a liquid kidney  spouluo and work* wondorlal cures la  inoit complicated ca������e������.���������0* **  A widow, affod 79, nawed SymoiiB,  was pushed down by an Infant af 0  yoai'H old at Dartmouth, and fruc-  turod hot- thigh.   Sho died,  Vae tho uafo, ploauant nnd cffpftual  worm klllur, Motlwr Uravusf Worm iKN-  torniiimtor; nothin-* cijuuIh'It, rrocuiv a  bottlo and tako It homo,  Tho Ri. rl of Bhaftof" ���������) uv pros|ili������il  ovor a inot-tlnp- of Dolfast fltizens io  consider tho desirability of a puhlir  testimonial In recognition ef the ht-  vicos of tho Itlj-ht Hon, Sir l������niili.'l  Dixon, Dat"l., twice luayor mnl iln-"'  tlmon Ijord Mayor of tho city.  ULONG HIP;  APOPUURC0MF0SI904  ' 253  NO BRASSEYELETS  MANUPACTURID ONLY BY  Brush  T6H0KT0, ��������� OWT.  Sunlight Soap will not  burn the nap off woolen*  nor the surface off linens.  Sunlight  REDUCES  EXPENSE  Whut Might Have Ik'en���������Aiiiortg tho  visitors to the Houso of Commons  rocontly was 'Colonel Lyivh, lately  ri'lensod from sorvitiido for assisting  our encmh.'s in tho Door war.  So rapUlly doe* lunu Irritation r-prcad  nml iIi'imii'ii, thnt, often in n fuw weokt* a  I MMIpU*    Milieu      lllUuil.iH*'    11,       iu./ci ......it  cih\������mv"'H" flU'n hr>r>d In n rniicn.  thnro Ih iiIwii.vn iliinucr in iluiuy, ���������jta ,i\  liolik* ul' llii:kli|'.H Antl-Ci*iisiiiii|iiivi> Syrup, nml riiro ynurMilf. It Ih a nunllflno  unaurnaHsed for all throat mil lunc  trouhk'H, It In coni|iniitid<*il from suvcrnl  licrliH, i'iii-Ii   on������   of   ivhli-h bIuimIh at th������  1        1     ..'   11..   11.1   11      i.\wlliw   ,1   (inTiiliTfnl  Itifliioiicn Iii ciirln-j* ronmirfipHon nnd all  Inns* dlmc-im.*--.  +wmmmmwmo*>mmwm^mmammmm*wmmm  Buxton hns a gift hy Mr. .Tofojih  Mllnthorpo, of Duxton, of ������10,000,  with which to build 13 nlmshousfs,  nnd n prift by tho Duke of lkn'onishlro  of 'in aero of lund for tin* Mf-,  lik fer lb* ocuaea Btr.  ���������t������  \A/   IM   U    No   474 ISSUED KV'ERY TUBSDAY.  u^ripoioa $2 oo a year,  m. B. Hn&erson, fl&GV-  ji--U*^j)*^i'i.;-'.-1 ?'-' ���������' ��������� i >*-*<���������>:-'������'��������� '->  itS-Advartisertwho want their ad  o-iansod, should Ret copy in by  9 i.m. d&v before issue.  The Editor will u-t be ri������p������n������������l'le for th-  views, sentiineuts, or auy errors of composition of letter correspondents.  Job Work Strictly C. 0. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance,  A writer in (be Nineteenth Ten-,  tury is of the opinion that which  ever oi the belligerents wins in "he  present war, Great Britain elands  a chance'oi being oneoi the. biggest  losers in the event of ultimate victory  ior  Russia the consequences  mav be easily predicted.;- Britnin  in such an event would be .-horn oi  a   large part oi her Far -Eastern  trade and h������-r prestige in the East  would be injured.     Ou the other  hand should Jauun be the winner  Britain might na-urally expect at  least. a  continuance of that open  door  in  China.     The wri er also  remarks,   "The  Japanese are our  very good ft lends today, while we  are doing  a great deal ior them;  how  far their friendship  may be  counted  on.,hereafter  to keep  an  (.pen  do *r. for u-** in Oh:.in, wlujn  they have got ink -y ol tut* <iuor in  their p cket, m y prove quite a.-  o.lier stdr\." k The ,eal cm-us belli"  continues the reviewer,   '' bet wee  Russia and Japan  is ihe control of  China and her c mmt-rct-;, lieither,  Country is rich, and th>it is enough  -to-enr.ich_eiihiJir_aLiiiet^i������d_|ive 11 >  the winner a ''preponderance, vt-r.  great and very uiffij-ult io es'un.'.e  in amuunt i-u the Pacific     " Tha't.  commerce we opened  out h    ii.o  war oi 1840, followed by that cf  1860.  We h-ive admitteda.il nations  to share in the trade "i Hong Kong  .������������������-sixty years ago a barren inland  on the China coast, uow one of tne  greatest ports in the world-^and to  free   pariMpation. in   tie   treaty  ports of China herself,     We have  built up the whole goodwill of the  China business,.to a share in which  *we have admitted the other nations  as ihey would never have admitted  us.   Far from being received with  any gratitude, this action-,of our-s is  met   with   the   new  doctrine of  ' spheres of influence.'    France in  the south,   Russia   in the nonh,  Germany in  tlie north-east*  have  been oarving slices from the joint  oi China.   New Chwang, one of the  most important of the actual treaty  ports, has been practically taken  over by Russia, and  the customs  revenues, which form part of the  security for Western loans, a re paid  in, not to the Lnpt-rial   Cliinoje  Customs, to whom they belon-.*, but  to the Russian Bank, f/om wh oh  tbey are not likely to Qmor.-e. Even  our supremacy on the Yungtso is  disputed; the river is patrolled by  German gunboats;   railways projected by foreign syndicates  run  into that great valloy-���������and a railway is the first assertion of power  over the district through which it  runs, on thc part of tho naiion.ili y  owning and comrolling ther ilway  Uiuiko the other powers of the west  wo want no territory in China; we  have enough um uW������  Lu^U d^c  where ;  but we do wma and must  have open aoco-u to the commerce  of the country.    That now forms  th* ninkoa in n came in which two  very wary and astute players arc  engaged, while wo hit, hy wlth-mr  arm folded.   It limki* much like tho  policy of drift which landed our  father? in  thc Crimean war, und  ourselves in the Smith African war  This policy womb inseparable frum  our system of govern mom by parly.  Thc price we aro paying for pa ilia.  luentary :tile is the incflicicncy uf  Easy to Shake.  More than half the drudgery  of 'tending a furnace is in the  shaking down. Enough to  break a man's back, and certainly no work for a woman,  is the job  of shaking down some furnaces.  With a Sunshine Furnace you stand up and  oscillate a gently working lever that a child could  handle. It's so easy you won't believe it, if you've  been used to the common back-breakers.  And the Sunshine is a hygienic, coal-saving,  practical housewarmer in ������very way that a good  furnace ought to be.  Sold by all Enterprising Dealers.    Write for booklet.  London, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, St. John, H.B,  C. H. TaRjEM, iSo,e Ag'e-u.,,  the Cabinet," whose member-- are  always looking hehii.d them to  count vot'-s in the H- use, and outside it, instead of looking fo ward  to advance national interests;  NOTICE.  On account of necessary repair.-*  the electric lights will he phut, off  from 12 30 a.m. Sunday, June 5th,  tu 7 p m-JVlonday, June 6th.  Cumberland Electric Lighting Co.  J. D   VVinningham,  Managwr-  - ���������mmmmamm������mi**t*������>*M*a*awAmmmm*m^^  CARD   OF   THANKS.  Mrs J.   Davis desires  to  thank'  Mr J no. McLeod for his trouble in,  , conducting the raffle .of her china  [���������'ware and all thone who so willingly purchased tickets for the same  GARDEN FETE.  A Garden Fete will take place at  South Comox Public School on  Saturday, 11th June- In the evening a Dance will be held at 8.30.  Proceeds to be devoted for school  purposes.   All are invited.  NOTICE.  DISSOLUTION OP PARTNERSHIP.  Notieo Ih hort-by given that tho partnership huretofor i*xi������tiii|* botwooa us, the un- j  duiHigued, as butchers in tho oity uf Cum-'  burlund uudrr tho firm rano of MoK*y  Brothers, han been Uiih duy dinsolved by  mutual consent. All debts owing to tlio  said partiiornliiii are to be paid to Wiliiaui  McKiy aud Duncan MuKuy at Cum bur Und  aforesaid, and aiid all oluiins against tho  said partnoiBiujj uro to bu iiriiretitud to tlio  sutii Wiltiam MoKay and Duuojii MoKay  by whom, tbe tiaiim will bo mmied,  Dated ut Cumberland this SO'.h day of  May A, D, 1004.  Donald   McKay.  William McKay.  Dcr.Ni'AK  McKay.  WITNKSSi���������Jamiw Aiuumh  Offoiiug this week at tho Cash  Furniture Storo, Stair carpets,  liriolmmih, baby bugsio-i and go-  cartf-*, children's high chairs, youths  dining chairs, tables in end Ions  variety, wire, jumbo and moss  raattrewe, sideboard;-', bedsteads.  Rocking clmiis from $2 tip; lied-  gteads from 43 ; wire t-priiigf*, $3 ;  iron hodsteiiu wall wire hprn g  mattress, compiete, 4o.-��������� A. Men-  ERSON.  Go to the Hig Store for nifii's,  ,   I II i        1    , i  ; i        ,ii  yuutu oiiim ukij o viui,iiii,hl uv. v nil  round goods m popular prices, large  select!'<nH.  MINERAL    ACT.  (Form F.)  CERTIFICATE  OP  IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Priest,   Texada,   Cadet, Key fractional,  . Gabnola fractional,    Toothpick  fractional  Mineral  Claims,   situate ia the Nanaimo  .Mining Division of Texada District, Texada  Inland. " ���������     ������,   -,.  TAKE NOTICE that;], William A.  Bauer, acting eg', nt fur Edward Phi'lips,  i?'w Miner'i������ Ceniliuato No. B. 71559, iu-  HFn.l, si^"y^a>������JTrcn"n~dro  io the Miuiug.Reooi'tlei- for a Cejiitica'e (if  Improvements for iho purpose ul obtaining  a Ciowo Grant of the   b ve claim  And further take notice that \ctum under  soo 37, mun: be comniHUcvd ���������bt'foru tiie issuance of Buch!0e'ftificaie of Iiiipiovi'nienis.  Dined this 26th d'y of M������v. A D., li)04.  _^_-**-M**-_"������__-W**-**WMB*W*W*^.^^ mm.taMMmmmmmm  MINERAL    ACT.  (Form-P.)-  CERTIFICATE  OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NorroE.  Leonard, Europe, Volunteer, Great Copper Chief, Gladys Miueral Claim, bitunte iu  the Nanaimo Mining Division of Texada  Di-trict, Texada Island,  TAKE NOTICE that I, William A.  Bauke, aotiug us agent fur Edward Pnillipa,  Free Miner'H Certiflove Nm. B, 7)560, and  Arn-elo Catoi i, Free Miner's Cor iliovm No.  B, 7108, it-tend sixty days from date hereof,  to apply to tho Miuing iteonrdui' for a Cor-  titioaro of Iinprovumonts for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of t1 e above claim  And further takenotire that notion, under  BHotion 37, tniiKt be oommeuoud before the  isBuanoo of suoh Certifloate of Improvevni-i'ts  Datod this 26th duy of May, A.D,, 1904.  HOLY TRINITY CUUkCH  SEKVICKS.  iloly Coriimuciciii cvrrj .Sunday at _ pni.  --fir*.i Sunday in thu month, n am,,  Mornin>; service, ua.irt.; .Sunday,  School, 2.30 p.m.; Evening service,  7 p.m.; Choir 1'iacui.i: cvtry Friday  at 7 30 p.m.  K. G. Ciikitii mas, 1'astor.  NOTIOE 18 HRRKBY GIVEN that  tha uudernuted havo made application for Hotel JLioenses under the  provision* of tho Statutes in that  behalf :���������  RENUWAtS,  John H. Pikot, *Bpri**ipr Inn, Comox  Hond; Samuel 0. Davin, Union  Hotel, Union ; Geo, G, M0D1 nald,  E,k H--ie), Comox; SjtmiiclJ. Cliff,  LornoHoiwI.Coinnxj Kd. W. Wylio,  JJurdwnoi'l Hotftl Head Inland; Ji.C.  M.T &T. Co,, Hock H.������y Hotol,  Hock Bay,  TnANSFRIIH  Tliomnu \V Po������tor, Itivorfiido Hotol,  Courtney, frum Hobt. Oraiitj  Dun  MoUoniild. Courtney Hotel, Courtney, from W 1 otvlta  Mr-* J. Doreey, Tort Jlurvoy Hotel,  Pi-rt Harvey,  The* Hoard of Lioanoa Cjmmix-drmers uii)  moot to oousiour tne abov������ ������ppliti<*tn������ns on  Widnoiday, the 16th June, at Due o'oluok  p.iti., at tho Uour'-houHit, Ctunl'trlatid.  JOHN TilOMHON,  (?hi������f Ltctnou I-ispeotor,  Comox Lioonco District,  rii.Miiorhtt'1, 11V ,  :il,t.d������y, 1D04.  LOST, at rear of Firo Hall, I33.0p  itt hank nou-?, Fi .*U*r plraae 10-  turn to U'iu. McCldlun or thh  oilicu.  ���������*v  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 testimonials we have received from  all parts of the country.  In the following pages are  given the names, addresses,  and brief mention of the advancement of a few ambitious  people who have increased their  salaries by enrolling for courses  of special training in the  INTERNATIONAL  CORRESPONDENCE   SCHOOLS  '' 79) Wj'omlni Ave., Scrutu, Pi.  UNION BREWING Co.,  NANAIMO,    B.C.  mewm������������������ ll.l��������� ������������������l__-WI ll_illl_M__iBW__W_a__IIMWIIW W-llBIWIIIil IIWM-"--Ml-W--"t____-_lM__^-__-M--M--***-������^^  They ^a rlyreturn of the Bock .Beer sea son is of interest to the  brewer h- well ,-ie.the public, and ihe  ������    ������ K1 W*   " ~ 1    3 9 0 4-   -���������'������������������������������������-.. 1  "^^VTlTtt^iUtrnTiiwirTar^iomiTa^    artivle.    The Uatou Uctiwir.g Cn.'s [Jock h.a-i lioen brews-ed for a number of month*  and stored in.thuir famous celUrs utuil it has rejtohert tlu: -..routr age, und is now  , ON DRAUGHT AT ALL HOTELS.  Royal BartkoPCanada  Capital 'paid up),.....      $3,000,000  Eeservo Fund. 8,000,000  Undivided Proflta,  192,605  T. B.KENNY, Prwkdisnt, E. L  PEASE, Ornxhai, MANAasa.  BRANCH   h  CUMBERLAND.  Savings,Bunk Departmont i���������DupoMits of SI .md upvurdu reoeivod j  Intarent al-  all'wed at curreut rutui*, compounded twice each year uu 30: h June and 3ht Deontnber  Draft*} on all poioti bought and sold.  D. von CRAM ER, Manager.  OFFICE HOURS m to 3;   Snmrdny, 10 to 13;   Open I'.iy Nights, 7 p.m toQp,m>  fi  FOR SALE  Our entire Btock of bicycles nnd  ftttnfjH, tinwureand tinmiiith tools.  La'lie, drill, mbtnl worker's troln,  will be sold at tt bargain an we intend leaving, This it* a rare opportunity for a iiiechiuiiu to uo-  quire a good bu.sine-s. Aj-piy at  our premise*, Third Street.  H, TANAEA & SON.  FOR HALE, nn Eastman No. 3  folding curtridgo Kodak, coraplete  in leather ciibo. Price $12, apply  at News oflloe.  \ NOTIOE.  I here void out my hu-rinei--., inoluding  undertakiuu, pioturo framing, uphoUtoruig,  and veoeral jobtnng to the building lino, to,  Mr Jm> H. Collin* of Victoria, who in future will carry on tha above but-ine-M,  Alt Aouotiftt-i due ine mu-tt be paid on or  ���������l-HE   Lltl'LE  Repair  Shop  (Oi'i'OBUK Tin- Bio. Stork)  Diiiisuiuirlvfl,, Camber land  Bicyclee, Guns and Fishing Rods  repaired. Lath" work neatly executed. Best oi Material and  FmingH used.  E,   EMDE.  FOB  SALB.  160 Ao��������� Grown Brant Land  On VALDEZ ISLAND.  100 acres in GraBB Pasture, about  10 acreB In Meadow,  House,  Bam,  Stable,  and other  Outhoui-cB.  1 i.  ���������r  TJiiudiinj-" the pnbVc for ttiiMr pn������t* nntrn*  T, EDWARDS,  WANTKI)  Spkcial Kni������i...  '������������������V'' n ih'   i-funly  0\J J-iiUU   iJV-,t,e������ ui  MMAMUQ  Well wm end by ft creek ; 2 tnilei  from Wharf, neving eerni-woekly  steamer   calls   from   Vahoouver*  and adjoininK n-ri't mu:, ui n^iesfm  and advertise an oM v;-tal'������iv-!u"ii Vtismc;,-  hOi������-'C of solid finnnci it sun hny. Sil-try  $21 ... ���������.,., .v.tti IV, ���������...,:-. ..:,..i.v.'.x.d  pnih Monday Hy check direct from hand-  quarters. Hnrsc and Iw^y fuvni-lifd  when nec������*-is.aryj po-minn permanent.  Address Blew Uros. 8c Co,, Uoom 610  Mou.'.n Utdii-, ChxaftO, IU.  15 HEAP ������00D 8T00g' *o., At.  A.   BAH.Q-A.lliT  Ai'i'i.v rtiii*. Ot^ficR.  For trunk*, valitet and bagi, you  will Snd right and tl moderate  piict* nl Blmon Leiier'i Big Store.  k-ji'. .i1-.-'-. ^3s I'jK n,."J 1;."

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