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Array ��������� V  /irr^  <  THE CUMBE  mmmmmmm-m  ELEVENTH   YEAR.  CUMBERLAND.   B. C.   TUESDAY.  AUG 9. 7904  wr^mi  t-  The Big Store  *-   t     ' *      .    ^---*******-i*M*-----**--*MiM-������Miin*  ,1^^���������-���������-���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-���������-���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^^  Is the best place to buy your  HARDWARE  Full lines of self and heavy Hardware  Also complete stock of Mixed Paints,  Varnishes, Carriage Paints, Enamels,  Stains, Alabastine,   e:tc   1  LARGE STOCK OF STATIONERY   ALWAYS ON HAND   Envelopes,   Blank Book?,   Writing Tablets,   Papeteries  Exe.cise Books,   Scribbling Books.  A SPECIALTY OP ALL KINDS  ... .OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES....  S. Leiser & Co.  0 ''ijltti'  .CHINESE CUTTING CASE.  jc  After dragging its,weary length  out for five days, the cai-e against  Wong, accused oi fvopnoing Lung  Foy, was dismigfied with costs. This  was somewhat of u surprise, as it  was generally thought there was  evidence enough lo send the man  up for trial.   Mr Macdonell, for the  prosecution, then . preferred  three  charges against Wong Ah   Suey,  manager of Quong Mr.Lung's storo  Sing Lung, book-keeper, and Wong  Ah Jim.    Calling Lung Foy the  complainant and Woo Nan to substantiate the charge.     This case  was dismissed also.   C. H. Beevor-  Potts for the defence. Mr McDonell  prosecuted in both cases, and Messrs-  Potts and Russell defended in the  first.   The evidence given was substantially as outlined in our las-  week's issue     Complainant avers  he went to Qnong Me Lung's sio e  lo a- k for money wrongfully held  under a garnishee py Wong.   After  leaving he was taken.hack, fo cibly  and Set .upon by-Wong, Lung, and  Ah Jim,  beaUm alid. cut with a  ���������knife.   Defendants claimed he came  in with af kriififf, threatened them,  and in tlu souffle to eject him, fell  and Cut* himself, though Wong pre  vi usdy stated he had fallen on a  table and cut himself that way.  1  Mchaltest&i  ���������'     .   ,   ��������� '       *    /���������.*���������  v8fc*YATES STREET,    VICTORIA, ,B. O,  ,_���������,;':' ir- \rrto#: ~���������- : * ��������� t-  Jtt.t vre������eivod larpe shipment'o������'-'  ���������::���������!<������������������  ,>  >'?  ���������?4?l%  ���������IHOJST   .A.GKE  m  CULTIVATORS,  SRED DRILLS,   WHEEL JiOES, Etc.  VK������V M'l'K-Ve IMPKOVKMKNTS :'>  <]&\1 md sett ihfiu or urito for oHtalugm.**- and prices.  Tolepbone 82. Solo Agents for B.O. F 0. Dtawer. 663  *S*iK������  JVrrt,-  Iron - and - Brass - Bedsteads  8.  When: seve^l'lad*^, j[two of 1 hem  yo������3H������g and uriniamftjd); drive somo  kKes-on-a h-i i i vi ta lifyhfi o-d i n e-a t-a  '^^-^.bai'helo^^ijf'^vould   look  Ihyi  ing out oL town by another road  looks, as- if he were afraid to face  the music.  ���������My  i  No 002 Iron Kim. .      4*1,  Fit , dream -met (I Id, 4ft (Hu. uWo,  Hl*i������.   Wi io and (hdd, ift. Uio.    *'  Height at Kveii, (IIJ nolns*.  H������l������ht������f F in    174     "  QUR   LINK   THIS   YEAR   CON-  ^-'   tains more auci Prettier Patterns  than'tvef.  THREE   CARLOADS  Recftlvod already this season from best  makers only. It will pay you to dual  with di, All we ask is that you allow ui to make a praoioal demonstration by sending us at least a trial order.  Write for 1004 Catalogue.     Free  to you.  Buhkaus and Wasiihtanim to  iio with above Beds in all grades.  Elm, Maple, Birch, Ouk, Birds Ey* Maple. Mahogany, etc.  WEILER BROS,,     Victoria, B,C,  COMPLETE FURNI8HER8.  CUMBERLAND  Meat Market  Choicest Meats  SuwU-v-l *t LiMi-wit Market -Prlona  Vegetables  A Great Variety will alwayi bi  ia etook i  alio a supply of  Fresh Fish  will be ou Sale every Woduoidiy  ��������������������������� -o -  Ynur patronage ts cordially invited, and  all order* wilt be promptly delivered.  f  J, McPhee & Son  PROPKWTORS.  NOTIOE.  I hog to inform the publio that  on and after January 1st, 1004, my  business will bo strictly cush, by eo  doing I oan give my Patrons better  satisfaction.  T, II. CAREY, TAiLoii.  FOR  SALE  About 6 acres of GREEN OATS at  ���������flomnr,���������Apply  (1. (\, Mnerlnnnld,  Elk Hotel, Comox,  HOLY TRINITY CHURCH  SERVICES.  Holy Communion every Sunday nt 8 pm,  ���������firit Sunday in tne month, n am.,  Morning service, rt n.m.t Sundftv,  School, 3,30 p.m,; Evening ������ervice,  7 p.m. i Choir Practice every Friday  at 7 30 p.m.  F, C. CHRISTMAS Pallor.  When k.tyirriter, in open court;  asks a wii.nesvB~i-"Ai*6 y?>p s*e*������Mng  the tluth," apd updn reoeiving tne  answer in the, affirmative) adds insult to insult by paying '��������� I don't  believe you,'.' he mxxai be forgetting  tne manneie o*f bin honourable pro-  (I'Seiou if no his own. Yet this is  Vhat a Vancouver lawyer, named  HuHselh Paid to Dr. Jas. Gillespie  11 ompp.examination on the Chin*  ose caKo tbe other evening, Many  lawyers are gen lemen, if Rome are  not, they should at least respect a  gentlemanly witness, ami honor tbe  profession they adorn (?).  While the highbinder case was  dragging its weary length, some of  the pits were jihurthanded.,  mmemm M  Dr Gillespie is a man universally  respeoied. His word is pretty good  nil around, setting aside the quest*  Ion of his oath.  There were more pigtails to (he  equaro yard in court and environs  latt wtek than enough.  A judgeship in h convenient thing  lo huve, hut besides being a lawyer  tbe incumbent should be a gentlemen,  jrm*mmma*mmmmmmn  TO BE DRAWN VOxl,  An E iftrann Kodak, ii x,8*J Him.  Oust v2o m ^ew Vork, in perfeot  order; a flrst-oIns������* instrument.  Tiokets 25o. each���������Apply this office  Local and Personal  Miss Mounce left for Victoria  Friday for a short" holiday,  Misses Gaudin leave on Friday  morning for their home in Victoria.  Don't fail to go to tho Great  Summer Clearance Sale at the Big  Store.   Pi ices away down.  Mr K Williams and bride have  rented Mr Geo. Smith's cottage on  Maryport Avenue where th y will  reside for a time.  You can get Pit Boots, Overalls.  Pit Caps, &c, at lock bottom piicea  at the Corner Store.  Mr Jackmar., local superintend  ent of the B.C. Permanent Loan  and Saving Co., is jegistered at the  Waverley.  Mrs Hy, Murdock and son, and  Mr ar;d Mrs G'O. Smith and infant,  were passengers by last week's outgoing steamer. Both ladies have  been invalids for some months and  vvill spend a year in the East to recuperate.  . Buy your shoes at the Big Store,  largest stock in the district. Reliable goods at popular prices...  Dr Staples and S. Riggs went on  a fishing excursion to Campbell  River last Thursday, in company  with Messrs R. Grant, M.P.P., and  J. Baird, G.A , who will inspect the  roads at Campbell River and the  Islands.  'Honest Value for every dollar is  what you get at the Corner Store.   Arr-iyal8_-]#st_week���������Mr-and-Jdrs--  M. Williams, Mr D. Po.tiuger, Mrs  Beveridge and some Victoria Iriends  from the whaif, Rev. Mr and Mrs  Wilkinson to **ta\ for a week, -Mr  McDonnell and Mr Russell barristers from Vancouver, on the Chi-  nej-e cutting ca.-e.  -  Acyijcert was given in the IC. 0  P ||#il, Comox, ladt Friday evou-  h^by membwrs of the ships company and local talent.  H.M.S. Grafton left Sunday for  Campbell River. After spending a  few days there, she goes to Esquimau, and from thero,' after a snort  stay, bl>e will proceed to the Northern B.C.Coa<l. Upon leaving tbere  ahe will proceed 'again to Esquimau, and later will go. to Honolulu. It is uiiliktly site.will Vl9.it  Comox again this ytifcr. H. M.  ships Flora and Bonnventure will  arrive at Comox and stay for* time  Dr. Haeell, who was at one time  colliery surgeon here, came up on  the Grafton's last trip, and made  several visits to Cumberland. He  was then called away to attmd Mr  de la Poer Trench of Saanioh, who  The  "^���������O^CJ^U  MAGNET  CASH STORE.  PRESERVING"  JARS  Ask your Merchant for tbe  Crown Fruit Jur, it has no equal.  The glass is twice as thick as the  Mason. We have the Crown and  Mason. The Mason is a cheap jar.  Come and compare the two jars.  We sell the jars as folio-vs :���������  Mason���������PinlR $0 80 do*.  "       Quarts, 0 90   ������  "       Half Gallon 1 20   "  Crown���������Pints $1 00 doz.  "       Quarts  1 25   "  ������������������       HaifGallon.... 1 40   "  Jelly Glasses  70c, dot.  T.E.BATE,  DUNSMUIR AVE.,        Cumberland  was ill.   Since then Mr Trench Has  been ordered  to England by  Iiis  medical attendants, and Dr Hasell  accompanies him across the contin  ent.  CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS AT   jjNION-whABF;���������;   Last Thursday evening as the  chief engineer of the German steamer " Rames'8," Mr Reinecke, wai  walking on the coal wharf heslip-  ped and fell down one of the chute* -  to the water, when he struck heavily on a boom stick which was floating there.   R. Cameron, the engineer of No. 13 locomotive, saw the  full, and at once gave the, alarm,  and he was ordered to g^to, Cumberland at once for medical-mnsist-  a nee,   others   at  the  Barae  time  husying themselves in rescuing the  man   f^om   his ' perilous ' predicament.    Cameron started off, aud  when near the bunkers, collided 13  with tome coat curs on the J ruck,  slightly  injuring   the  locomotive  but tangling up so as to be unable  lo proceed to the town,    A rig wag  then despatched for Dr Gillespie ul  the beach, Hho arrived some time  after and found Mr Reinecke wi h  two broken ribs and otherwise bad*  ly knocked about.   He was sent to  Victoria the next day, to be near  thu German Consul as he was unable to speak English,   Suspensiou  of ftngiueer Cameron and Brakes  man Duncan followed the collision.  ..', &���������������������������-*  Vietorin, 8th���������Thn Government  has iflnued 200 iicencos for coal and  oil prospecting in Kootenay already  At $100 each. Sevoral hundred  more persons are making applica  lion.  Victoria, 8th���������flehoo) holidays  have been extended one week and  Heboid in the Province will reopen  on August 22nd instead of the 15th.  "BEST" VALUE  "BEST"   QUALITY  "BEST" SELECTION  IN AT.L DEPARTMENTS COMBINE TO MAKE  Napier  &   Partridge's  -TTT TH  BEST STORE  We have a large amount of New Stock  which we  wish to convert into cash.  We are sacrificing to do so.  *\jX������&JnlA J. JLZXjJmUmmmJ \J W X JLWJ-N  0 I AN OXEYE    I  12 &  I -SOVAIL  **v  'By M.  QVA 2>   |  Cam/right. 130*. by T. C. McClure,       In  The brig Dolphin of Nantucket,  owned and commanded by Captain  Abner Bideford, with his wife 'Mary  on board, was making a voyage from  Boston to Cadiz. The year was 1784.  There had been peace witb England  for a year, but in granting the colonies  tbeir Independence the mother country  had insisted on the right to search any  American vessel lu any water and at  any time. The pretense was that English subjects were continually deserting his majesty's service and shipping  on American craft. It was therefore  Captain Bideford's plan to keep clear  of any armed vessel flying the British  flag. He had a crew of Nantucket  men, every one of whom had served in  the cause of liberty, and be began  worrying about tvhat might happen  before he was 200 miles at sea. His  Svife saw that he was disturbed, and  she said:  "Abner, when we left home I do believe that I forgot to fasten the wood  shed door."  "What's that to worry about?" he  asked.  "Jest as much as your fear that we  may be overhauled. Let's wait until  we see a Britisher bearin' down on us  before we git dizzy headed."  But Captain Abuer had just made hia  coon observation when a sail waa  sighted to the eastward. There was a  feeling from the first that she was a  British man-of-war. Half an hour  later all doubts were dispelled. The  stranger was not only a man-of-war.  but he had changed his course to meet  ,that of the brig.  "I told you so!" exclaimed Captain  Abner to Mary as he pointed to the distant sail.  "Yes, Abner; you did," she replied.  "And now he'll board and press two  or three of the men, even though we  haven't got a half a one to spare."  "Waal, It's no use to give up tilt we  have to. I should keep right on and  pay no 'tention to him."  There had been a stiff breeze all the  "���������f oren'ootiT-a'nd^the-few-clouds-driving-  overhead had a squally look to them.  Captain Bideford's first idea had been  to run away; but, realizing this would  provoke curiosity and pursuit, he decided to stand on. As the craft neared  each other the man-of-war kept all  fast and seemed about to pass on without notice. Of a sudden, however, he  fired a solid shot across the brig's bows  ��������� nd hove into the wind.  "That means heave to and be boarded!" shouted Captain Abner ns he prepared to give the necessary orders.  "But don't you do anything of the  kind!" protested Mary. "He's no more  right to stop you than you have to stop  lilm."  "By Josh, then, but he'll blow, us out  Of water.!'*!'   ���������<���������,,  ��������� . "Let him blow! Abner, you're no  man If you give up licked to a Britisher who hns bin beaten In war!"    ;  Tlio Dolphin hold her course,   The  British captain brought his big craft  around In pursuit and opened lire with  his bow chasers.   When his shot began  ��������� -facing about the brig, Captain Abuer  ���������and the crew weve for bringing her to,  but Mary shut her teeth together and  grimly said:  :. .J'Abner, If you let that Britisher board  you before lie shoots away a mast I'll  not go back homo to hear you culled a  coward."  So the Dolphin held on, though be-,  "foro sho got out of range tlio shot  1 Splashed   water  on   her  dock.     8li������  |   .Wild have eventually made n clour  escape but fur loan of the breeze.  When  It tiled completely out, tlio two craft  were three miles Vpnrl.   The man-of-  '   vhi* promptly lowered a boat v/ltli an  ������AhWtind slji armed men to pay a  ���������       TlKlt. ���������        *  "Waal, you noo that boat eomln', I  "���������'pose," snUl.'Cdptaln Abner as Mary  stood beside him. "It you hadn't Interfered, 1 might have got off without  anybody belli' taken."  "If' i hadn't Interfered, you'd have  pone back to Nantucket to lie -moored  nt by everybody In town, .lost you  watch aud wait. It l<������o!:s bad, but  ���������unthln' may turn up."  The bout came on with long, regular  atrokos and In half an hour wan along-  Hide the brig. The lieutenant In charge  ciiijo over the rail, followed by three  murines with loaded mlliskoia.   lie had  l,,llUO   iuUl.iit.'U  UIV ui.c   Iiuiu  .ii. ....������������������.���������  "You Impudent blackguard of a Yankee, but why didn't you heave to when  ve tired a gunV"  "Un-miMi* ive didn't feel like It!" nn-  aweied t upturn itioeioiu, \vtu������ mid uii  Ills coolness now tli.it the crisis wa������ at  liiiud.  "Whnt! What! Moro Impudence'i  My tiirkeyeiH-U, but you need a lesson  lu manners. Am a beginning I order  juu in .I-*.,.-*   t'r.tt im,;!"  ������������������I RhnU do nntliin* of tlit1 kind. II  you wunt I" inula- n \niM of lUU hi'!,:.  go abend and haul town her ling. 11  uot. thnn take ynurx-lf off."  "Oh, you won't tuuwter your crew,  eh7". sneered the lieutenant. "It is as  we suspected���������too many British deserters aboard! , Well. I'll soon weed  them out without your help. Here,  you Yankees, muster at the mast!"  H.-id the crew been backed by the  captain they wouid have refused tc  line-up on.the deck*, .but. receiving uc  encouragement from him to resist, tbe>  shambled aft to the mainmast and got  In line. They wore'six able Beau,on.  the mate and cook not being Included*  in tlie muster. The lieutenant im  pressed five out of the Rix.  it was an outraire to make his blood  boll, and yet Captain Bideford realtzefl  that be was helpless. There was force  enough behind the. officer to back him  up in whatever he wished to do. Th.  men looked aRpeallngly at the captain  but he turned away In sorrow and de  spair.  For the last ten minutes Mary Bide  ford had been wutchiug the sky and  the British man-of-war and had been  seemingly oblivious of vhaV. .vas go'.n*;  on beside her. She now turned to the  captain and quietly said:  "Jest sort of carelessly squint Into  the southeast and tell me what you  see."  "By gosh, but It'i an oxeve t-n.mll  or I'm no sailor!" whispered Abner  after a look.  "That's what it Is, and they see it  aboard the frigate and.have run up a  flag of warnwi'. The men in the boat  cau't see it, as they are on the wrong  side, and the'officer is too busy with  his conceit. If we can hold our men  ten ininits. we can save them. You go  and talk to the mute aud post bim up,  and I'll have a few words with the officer." "  The officer was not averse to an argument while waiting, and Mary took  care to keep him interested by allowing him to do most of the talking. She  was seeking to gain nine or ten minutes, and she succeeded. Then three  things happened all at once���������the impressed men appeared on deck with  their bags, the frigate tirod a gun, and  the squall came roaring down like an  angry lion.  It was a miracle that (.the. brig was  not dismasted at once. She went over  to leeward until her yardarms dipped,  and ouly the loss of a portion of her  sails saved her.fr/mi foundering out of  baud. In ten seconds .daylight was  turned into semidarkness, and there-  were shouts of terror and despair from  every soul on dock. It seemed a long  ~flve-mimires-before-the-Do!phin-lifted.  herself out of the foam and went fly-  iug away before the wind, and as she  started the boat which had been alongside with the three marines and four  sailors In It was seen floating bottom  up.  When tho brig had been made snug,  Captain Bideford looked about him.  Mary was just freeing herself from the  lashings which had saved her from go-  lug overboard, and not. a man, of the  crew had been lost. What seemed like  retribution had overtaken tho others,  however, The three 'marines had disappeared, and the lieutenant lay,among  the spare spars in an unconscious condition. No one looked for the mnn-of-  war, While the fury of the squall  wus spent after half an hour, it was  followed by a breeze Which ran the  Dolphin below the horizon.  "Waal, Abner." said Mnry when  things had been straightened' out and  the unconscious officer had* beuiv removed to the cabin, for treatment,  "mebbe you'll believe lu Provldebce  after this."  A TIME SAVER FOR COMPOSITORS.  Instantly and  accurately lock  to nonpareil or  pica measure;  Note the brace  on side. : : : :  6x2 in. $2.00.  8x2 in. 2.25.  10x2 in. 2.50.  12x2 in. 2.75."  Nickel Plated  .25 cents extra..  For sale by TORONTO TYPE FOUNDRY CO., Limited; WINNIPEG, CANADA.  HEALTH FOR GIRLS  Dr.   Williams'  Pink  Pills   Make   Strong  Healthy Bogy-Cheekad Lasses.  "I was attacked with appendicitis," says Miss Fabiola Gram-  mont, daughter of Mr. Charles Gram-  mont, a prosperous farmer of Champlain, Que., "and while the doctor  who attended me cured me of the  trouble, it left behind after effects  Irom which it seemed almost impossible to recover. I grew weak and  very pale; my appetite was poor; 1  suffered at times from severe headaches; and the least exertion left me  completely worn out. T tried several remedies, but instead of getting  better I was gradually., growing  worse. Any work about ,the house  left me weak, and dispirited, and I  felt almost like giving up. At this  time a friend, who hsid used Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills'wjfch much benefit strongly urged me to give them  a trial". I got a box, and as I did  not feel-any better when I had used  them, I would have given them up  but for the fact that my f/iend. urged  that one box was not a fair trial. I  then decided to continue the use of  the pills, and by the time I had taken three boxes I found my condition  was improving'. I used -jight,boxes  in all,, and-by the time I'^bad taken  them all my old time health had returned. My appetite had''improved,  I had gained in weight and the glow  of liealtn had returned to!.my face. I  cannot too 'strongly recommend Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills to all pale and  weak,girls." {' '  ���������G"ood~bluod"is-anjabst>lute-'necessi-j-  ty, and the only way to' have a constant supply of rich, red health-giving blood is to take ^Dr. Williams'  Pink l'ills. Every doso helps to make  new blood, and to . ���������JlriYe from the,  system such' troubles' as anaemia,  languidnoss, 'nuuralgia, " dyspepsia,  rheumatism; etc. You can'get these  pills fr'ofn any medicine dealer, or  by mail gt 50 cents a box;'' or six  boxes for $2,50, by writing the Dr.  Williams Medicine Co., Brockville,  Ont.  Pantomime Performance!.  Most.'; pantoiulne characters were  originally borrowed from the Italians.  The first real English pantomime was*  produced at a theater In Lincoln's inn  Fields tn 1720. It was'called "Harlequin Executed," and its subtitle was  "A New Italian"Comic Scene Between  a Scaramoucbe, a Harlequin" a Country Farmer, His Wife and Others.'.',  The performance was very successful.  About the middle of the eighteenth  century the character of pantomime  performances Was completely altered,  chiefly because of the genius of the  famous Grimaldl. who made the clown  the flrst figure in the pantomime. Gri-  maldi first appeared at Sadler's Wells  theater, where he played .'the; part of a  monkey. He was actively engaged on  ���������the stage for forty-nine years, and at  the close of his career he took a benefit at Drury Lane theater, which realized nearly ������G00. He also received ������100  from the Drury Lane fund. This was  in June, 1828. He died in 1S37 and was  buried in the churchyard of St. Jame3'  chapel, Pe'utpnville H;ll.  ,  A Sailor's Compliment.  Through all the years "they were together Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont  lived for her husband, as before her  marriage she had lived for her father.  ��������� Her brilliant mind, ber heart aud ber  hands were constantly busy in her husband's service, and a gallant sailor's  compliment shows tbat her devotion  was widely recognized.  During the civil war, whon Admiral  -Porter._had command of the Federal  The -'mennewt, ihiio ' on record luis  beon found. He sold his soinn-law  one half of n cow and then' refused to  divide tho milk, maintaining that he  sold .the front half. Ho also required  Unit the son-in-law provide all teed  cohsiinVcd and.: curry -^'alor. to iny  boast, throo ��������� .tinjes ���������,i|* day. 'Keeerit ly  tli'o'ci'nv ht)i)kod' t!vo"ol,d,''Viilvn' ninl, ho  is ���������Miiiiig'-'.'his \^(Hirif^,i.a\y,vj>uv:,'jaituigos,  THE ILLS OF ^tftl^tfOOl);  Early Prejudice Againat Potatoes,  The way of the potato win* wild 10;  have been barred by the prejudice tlmt,  It was novor mentioned In tlio'���������Br*>l**.'  In the Lothlmis It came In nbout  1740, the yoar of tho famine, from Ireland, but wns confined In gardens till  about 1751, when It was planted In  Holds about Aborlady. Hy the clow of  the ceutury It wan a gouoral article of  diet.  Kit many say**, thnt floorso Ilondorson  went about ITJiO for a hug of potatoes  to Kilsyth, whoro the Irish met hod of  field cull uro had lately been tried, and;  Introduced tho potato Into Montk'tli,'  whore a few hnd boon known, but only  In kaio yards. The old folks, however,  did not tnko kindly to the now food.  Old George Hiichop. one of the Odder-  tyve'^oiiiuita, whon (old by hln( wife  Unit Jl 10 luul potatoes for supper fluid:  "Titttios! Tattles! I novor supped nn  tliom'a' my days and wituia the tiiclit.  (lie 'Hnmii to the herd and got tno  sownrts." It Ih NlKitlih'iiiit that Worm,  who snug tlio praises of kale und porridge and liaaglH, ulintild have nothing  to sny of the potato, ��������� Illackwood'a  Magazine.  Wonion nn<l the Theater.  Aiw...*i:,  ������������������ *  !*.,::. .::...iiy  nnd   llvllvoMy   the  \-o-\   f":,..,.t...  of \\tti  theatrical miuuujer. If he cun plensc  the fomlnlno portion of hU audieiioo  he Ih  tolorably  suro of buccohh, for  when a woman llkos a play Hho Indinca  >      ,       i" "   <    . . 1    11    11 ��������� 1 ���������   1  i,,.  1.1.1       iti      .1      fJ.M      t. '     f,   I      *.���������*     >*.. .... ������������������������������������������������������-,  ho, ought not women to be specially  coiiHldered In all pluoen of eiitortiiln.  mont? Hut It U proolnely on the oppo.  site HnoM thnt tho umniiui'r commonly  procoodn. Men are enooiiiagod to piuk  Mild fpioer.0 punt and dNtnrb nml In-  ii������!ivonleiico Jadleii b'-twoon tho ads  !>"t.':!tn** KV.ioUIng rootiit nro -irovidi'd  for thi'in lu ujcmt theaters. Wuinoi), u������������  the other hand, nri? oxp'������������miut������'l with  nml ileiiotiiuwl If tliey wear h.iU at x,  njatlnw,���������r.ondoB World.  _. .*>������vr*^  Ffvory child, in the, country needs,  at sonic time or - ntVion,A uiodiciiui to  correct tl\p ills incident���������������������������;, 1,0. (}l\iId-  hood. If. ��������� Udby'a Own I'll blots are  kept In the liort.so and occasionally  ! given to tho ljttltt ones thoy will  prevent Hlnefis und make the llttlo  ones'' nigged'/ strong aiid chooiiful  Motliorn should insiHt on having this  medicine ���������because It. contains no opt-'  rt'te or * harmful drug, and thlldran  take the Tablets us readily as thoy  tuko candy. If you hnvo ii neighbor  wlio has. iisi/d Iliu Tablets usk her  and Niul iW'iii;.i*iill you what pplundld  HulisfiK'tlon ��������� thi'.v glvo, More Is what  ono mother, Mrs, Wm. Sinclair,  Iloliron, N. II,, hiiys: "I luive xwull  liaby's Own Tablots with so mucli  snliHi'netion that I do not fool ������ufo  whon I huvo not got it box in the  house. 1- nnt sun1 that othor mothui'H  will bo quite iih woll pleased with  thoin." You cun got tin* Tablets  through your druggist or by nuiil nt  ���������J5 cents n box by wrliing The Dr,  Williams' .Mmliciiio ('0,, HrocUvlllo,  Out,  "Mr. IWply." sa lit tlio hostoss,  "woti't you oblige us with oil" moro  soiiu-'.'" "Ol! n-ollv!" ivollod tho'oml-  in'iit hit*.*-,��������� 1, "tlio luiiir is so Into, I'm  iitiitiil ui,\ ������iitgiiig. wiil tllslui'i) the  neighbor-." "N'ov.-r nili.il that, Thoy  own it dog   whoso   howling  disturbs  US    ill    lllglll     (OO.  Cougblog In aa outward sign of  inward disease.  Cure the dlsoaso witb  Shiloh's  Consumption  Cure T5:,.Uun������  nod the cough will utop.  Vry it to-night.    If  it doesn't  UucCa you, we'll _m your  money back.  Priced! 8. C. Vttxia at Ce, eW  ticSOc.%1   UHor.N.Y..Tort)Oto,Cm.  Ar������ You In thi Ruth and Bustli?  While wo join in tha rush and bustle ot  this busy world, overtaxing our energies  and racking our systems, many of us are  morally culpable of reckless disregard of  bodily strength and fitness. Then per*  haps the health breaks down, and we  seem doomed to long periods of pain and  depression.   Our whole life is darkened.  YEITHEREISAREMEDYATHAND  Hundreds and thousands of ailing men  and women have found that  BEECHAM'S  verily " make life worth living."  They Purify the Stood, met right thm  Dleofdered Stomach, mrouam thm  Sluggish Livor, dlmpel Sick-Head-  ache, build up the HervoumSyetam,  and repair tho damage caueed hy  overwork and brain worry.  The genuine worth and never-failing  efficacy of  BEECHAM'S PILLS  have been fully proved during a period  of nearly, sixty years, and they are recognized as the "  Best Safeguard Against Bilious and  Nervous Attaoke.  The most satisfactory evidence of th������  universal esteem in which BEECHAM'S  Y ILLS areheldisfouudiuthefactthati the  Sales Each Year Inereaae '  Mapvelously.  Prepared only by Thomas Beecham, SI,  Helens, England.  Sold everywhere In Canada and U. 9,  America.  In boxes, 23 cents.  fleet on the Mississippi, his llans'.iip  was the steam>'f Betiton. named att;jr  ��������� Mrs. Fremont's father. Ine admiral  named the little tender of the flagship  Jessie Benton Fremont, and he wroto  to Mrs. Fremont his explanation:  "You have always sailed etas* to  vour husband and your f-iilu-r."  On'e on the Doctor.  There Is a pleasant story told of the  ready wit of the wife of the distinguished Congregationallst clergyman of  this city, the 'Rev, Dr. Anderson. During the recent cold spell the water  pipes In the. Anderson hqtne burst, and  .the study of the reverend doctorxwas  deluged with water. Books and manuscripts of sermons Were drenched. Mrs.  Anderson comforted:her husband by remarking/ "My'dear, you seo that for  once your sermons are not dry." This  reminded the doctor of a'Scotch'minis-  ter^vho aylyed at church thoroughly  soaked by ft'hard'-fttri irnd "vt-oudered to  his brother, the,, sexton, whether he  would- not catch a severe cold, "Oii,  no." said, the sexton. "You will bo dry  enough Avheti you got Into the pulpit."  --Walprbwr^Aj^Hcnn.   .Self Kvltlent.  1   "The trouble with our people," ex  claimed the popular orator, -Ih .thai  tboy too often confnso license with lib-  .������������������rty."  * "1 don't lqiow about othor klmls of  license," Interrupted'ii' thoughtful look-  . Ing man from thivaiii.llo'noe, ".but I can  Htnl" 'Mnpluiijeiilly, that there l������ no  iMiiifiwlou po'ssliilo betwei������iv a iniirrlage  lloi'iiMi-und llborly,"  ��������� Thoro were approving.mnrin.urs clear  back to the rear of tho hall,���������New Orleans Tluu'S-Donmornt.  The ,)uilH-e'������ Ailvnn'uve.  Quo of tlio best stork* of Judge Parry, a famous Kuglish jurist, related to  n feeble looking man who waa robukcU  ror Hiipportlng 11 ridiculous claim made  by his wife, "I tell you candidly, I  don't bollovo a word of your wife's  ���������dory," snid Judge Pnrry.  "Yer may do as yor llko," replied the  man mournfully, "but I've got to."  It wus once tho doubtful privilege of  Judge Parry to overbear tbo comments of two mon nxalnst whom bo  bad decided. " 'E's a fool, but '* did  ���������Ira hoot" wn. tho vevdlot nf thoao dls-  ���������ippftlntert suitors. "One might sleep  under nn unklnder opltaph," wns the  philosophic commont of tbe Judge.  lucre** Kn������tli������r Tlinn Fallnre,  T!i" >.v!,ii,1,(,o������ thit win c^*i(������oo*4*J nrm  very simple and fow In number, Tliey  nro oaHlly remembered. Here they nro:  First, Industry, but not overwork; second, willingness to profit by iho experience of others; third, ability, coupled  wllli modoHt.v; fourtb, simple ami correct luibits; llflb, bonesty, politeness  nnd fairness. Any ono of ordinary ability wbo practices these rules cannot  avoid success. Huccess is easier tbao  failure.  .Jones���������Po you swear whon you  have, to walk the Imby at night?  Urowu���������Yes. but the kid ��������� hollers ao  that iuv wife can't henr me.  Minard's Liniment is used 1>y Physicians.  Undo Husk��������� Whoa thai', Motlior-  in-l,nw. Mornin", Nibs! NepheM  Nibs���������Mornin', uncle! But, say, why  do you call your'" inn re Mother-in-  Law? Undo"VIusk���������Why. jest becnuse  she interferes so.  TIIFY DIIOVR 1MM1T-KS AWAY.���������  A fiu-o covci'tHl with piniplt's is unsiisM-  ly. It . tells .'of. Interim I iiTi-uiihirtiies  wliini hIioiiIiI Ioiib,' siiu'e have |-ei-u vcr*  i'itkhI. The liver mut kltlnevs are not  nerforiidiiK their liiiii'tionH in tlie lienlihy  way (hey shoulil. and these [iliniilt's ure.  lo let you know Unit the blood, |>i'>>-  U'sta, l'armeli'e'H Vegetable Pills will  drive them all away, ������������������tnd will leuve the  skin I'leur antl elenn, .Try tltein.. und  'there w,ii| he tiniHlu'r witness io their  e.vfollence.  A.    ihit'h���������Wonion   f'lniii'i   that    the-,  way to y;o,t on with a nuin is''to.givo;)  hhn   plenty;  of   nicely   cooked   food,  Siriiis Murker���������Well, why don't  some  uf thoin try it? ���������*',..        ���������  -.'  A Qunlnt Npeeli'N of Crow.  In bis subsection on "modlilentions"  of types of birds and animals Sir John  Lubbock   dies   what   Is 'newest  nni-l ���������  most marvelous.   He tolls.Us'of:a par-,,���������  tlcttlar crow In New Zealand" whero::  the male and female dUTer. widely lis  to the Ktriicttiio of thoir bills.  'The';''  malo bird bus a bill, stout 11 ml .strong,  adapted to oiitlJiij," ami <! ,'glng into tbo  tree, but lie is dollejont In Unit horny  painted  tongno  which  wtittld ponult.  him lo pierce the urub and draw It  out.   The hen bird hiis, howovor, an  elongattul and straight bill, "aiui, when  tbo cock has dug down to the burrow  tlio lion Inserts her long bill and draws  out the grub, which ihey divide between thoui-a very pretty Illustration  of the wlfo us a holpmnto to tho husband"   it Is noeossary to Join the crowd or  got out of lis way In ordor not to be  trampled to dott'h.           IS'o (iinniM*,  Mrs.   Jones-It's   queer   that   baby  doesn't talk.   She's nlmost iwo years  old  and   hasn't spoken  a  word  yet,  Mr. Jones- I know, dour, but dty you  "��������� ������������!v������������ ha!iv 11 chance?  Sunlight  Soap  REDUCES  mtXPZlSSat  $5,000 toward ffl^dStt  Limited, Toronto, to any perion who  tan provt that this totp contain*  any form of adulteration whatsoever,  or contain* any injurloua chemical*.  Aak m the ���������ctagM met.        at, (tk-
ITje country road at lonely close of day
Has rest awhile from the Ion;** stress of ks'.tij
Dripping and bowed, (tic green walls of llie lana
.Reflect no glistening li��!it; no colors gay
lias dying summer left; llie sky is giay,
As thuugh thi weeping hJ��d not e.is'eJ the pain;
. The autumn is not yet, and all in vain
Seras summer's life���a blossom cast away!
riic air is Inifhod, save ii) tho emerald sh-.i'le
The rain still drops and stirs each fretting leal
To soft insistence of its little grief;
The. hopeless calm alt thought of life denies;
But, hark, and now through silence, unafraid,
A robin ripples to the chilly skies.
���Helen Hay in Harper's Magazine.
Spelling Match. ^ % %
By Adelbcrt
F. Caldwell.
!    I
She was such a forlorn looking fig- I
ure as she shuffled along the frozeu
river road in the late November sun- ;
shine. j
"I believe I never saw such an> aim- J
less, shiftless family in iny life," declared Judge Hilton emphatically as he
mid his daughter Mfldrod detected tbe
thinly  clad   figure- before them.    "If
��� anything,  she's as . bad  as  the   rest, :
though wben her mother died 1 imag- i
".  Ined  tbe responsibility  of caring  for j
the family would haye a beneficial in- j
I fluence on Xau.   Instead I actually bo- i
I Hove it's had the opposite effect,   .lust ,
j look  at that  torn  dress  aud   ragged
| shawl!   If a girl had any spunk, she'd
j .      never bo seen on a thoroughfare as
j public as this is in such a slatternly -
| condition."     ������ ! j
I '       "But think, father," and Mildred look- ]
J ed   up considerately,  "how  hard  she :
' must be obliged to work even 'to exist' j
the family, as L'ncle Joe used to say. j
I believe she lias a load of evergreen |
now to soil for winter decorations.   It j
j isn't an easy lot by any means the poor ,
i girl   has."    And   Mildred   tucked  the '
] thick robe more snugly about her.
' Nan Hascall lived iu the old aban-
j doned mill down by tho falls.   'Twas .
��� all the shelter Job Hascall could get :
after bis wife's death, for rents were
I .   ' not easily obtained when it was known
that the .family's one source of income
was cut off. - -   |
Mrs. Hascall had somehow succeeded ,
as by. almost n miracle, frail as she
 ; Jt\'as,-Jn_pr.ovjding_fo_ojl_au.d^_hM,Le"LjoL.u
the growing family of ten. {
Job was forever lounging about the'
postoffice* steps' ln  summer,  and  his
winter watch, tower was the settee in
the west window of the small variety !
store near the tavern."'' '' j
���    "P'rhaps next week I'll be able to get',
a job soroewheros." he would say in,
the early spring days, as in a shame-J'
faced manner he went by his wife at
the wnshtub. bent on his accustomed
loitering ground, and  when the first
frost came In the fall he would brace,
hlmsolf   to   declare:   "I   may   get   a
chance   logglti ��� 'fore   winter's   gone.,
Wouldn't wnsh all the time.    Better
let some few'things go." ''        I
Rut to lot-nVyl'lilng "go" was Impos-',.
,   slble and keep,the roof over their heads ...
and shoes ou the many pairs of feet.     |
The  morning-..after  Mrs.  Iliiscall's
burlnl Job saklifo Nan: "Do tlie best
you can. child, 'Tls all we can do,* even '
���    the best of us, and p'rhaps* somcililn
wJJUurn up." ., 1 j
'IlowoverV'iiutlilngjlfiid, save the rent*.-'
bill, and as  thoro wjis jiothlug with
'' ,wlilcl) to meet Jt lhey-'Wore obliged to
move luto.tljo nimble dAyh mill. ���
"I gm^s-'wo'cijii live'((.loi'ti'awhile," |
conclU(^(1'r-")o|.v("lJ' We,-$iYy get .'uough
to ent aiK]'8(imcthln,"tcl;.w<.'ili'. *'No\mat-
ter If wu don't linvo.^liebost."     .,.*
After her niotlicc's'death the strfiff-
gle for,existence rested almost wholly'
on Nan. llow she managed to get
along wns n six months' mystery. After that the people ceased to wonder,
and tho llascnlls lived only In thoir
own tWugiils.'''"' ������������'.', ������"������' y
���it "Who tin you Imagine will get the"
fcchuiarsblp'nnd money for expenses nt
the seminary?" iislced Mildred as tliey
lyerogoing up'the half mile hill before!
ren'clilrig'homoV  . ��� I
"'1 haven't an Idea! Yen. 1 hnvo too, j
I shouldn't say that," And .Judgo Hilton
looked out of the cnrrliigi' I bought full**,
"Klthor Itnlpli.tioliniin or Kthel Maynard will get It.. They're by all odds
the best spellers In town,"
"J don't know," deliberated .Mildred.
"When Xiui wns .In school, she had the
reputation of being able to spell nny
word given her. No one ever gol abovo
her. To spell well seemed to be her
one ambition, She never recited correctly In geogrhpby, \Vore she asked
where Hun-da is It might be the longest
;���!���" .:��� !u ?!;'.!:..* : v 'Vic "������������'!��n! f \"o-
bind for nimh'tiT oho could toll, and
she never was aectwd of saying iho
inultlpllcatlon tnblu accurately."
"Hut she will not.go," laughed Judgo
".V " ! '!���":'' ��� ��������� ������ '������������" f,,"> "���"'. hn* tf
alio should she'd give tlt-Aii n pretty
hard push���and might win. Of courso
no partiality could be shown in such
a contest. I wl��di she'd go," Impulsively.
And n�� that very moment Nan herself ,
was mcdiiaiiiig on iho msiiso subject.     |
"I'd llko to tro, lu^t tn show tlietn I'm
not al) fool.   Don'! can- nothin for the ,
pri***��. Whnt would I want of a scholar- j
shipT   Aud Xau smiled grimly at tbo
thought of such a thing.   "Uut I can
spell, if I don't know anything else."    i
A sudden, defiant glance shot from
her deep, angry eyos.
"I'll go if I don't want it. just 'cause
I���I hate them���the whole kit, George
Lewis. Ethel* Maynard. Ralph Holmau
and- all 'cept Mildred.   She's^rbe only ,
one  that's   ever   treated   me   decent. ���
Guess .they'll be surprised when they '
see\,uie there." ��� Nan  snapp$l  off a
twjg by* the" roadside.   "And I'll best
them too."
After that, wherever Nan was-garnering evergreen.'going after her weekly washing <?r cooking their scanty
meals���a disreputable looking spellius !
book was her furtively hidden compim-
Ion, from which, when uo one was noticing, she selected for constant review
the words of foreign derivation and
those, which she. herself, designated aa
having been thrown together in the
"I can spell all the common ones
without looking at them, J-u-d-g-
m-e-n-.t," sbe spelled. "Leave out the
'e' before ���ment.' Separate looks easy,
but some'll spell it with an 'e' every
time." '
In early  November Dr. Randall, a
genial, retired practitioner, a man who
had won the distinction of being thd
philanthropist of the* village, had.offered   tuition   and   all   legitimate   ex-
peases for one year at Douglass seminary'to any young man or woman wbo
should spoil ail others down in an oid
fashioned contest.   This'was to bo hold
at the high school building about the j
middle of December.   It made no dif- j
fereuce   whether   the  contestants'  attended school or not,* tlio only require-1
ment being that tbey couldn't be over
21 and must reside iu town.      ��� _��� j
That Ethel Maynard or Ralph I-Iol- j
man or perhaps George Lewis would j
get it was the foregone conclusion in !
thc minds of nearly all the inhabitant *s i
of thc village. ��� ��� . I
"Just you wait.    Perhaps you'll be j
mistaken." was Nan's soliloquy after j
hearing the matter thus prematurely
settled.    "1 don't care for thc old tuition; wouldn't have it anyway, but I'll
show you I can do something," and she
nodded her head defiantly to an imaginary, unsympathetic audience.
'' "All ready V" asked Dr. Randall the
evening of the contest, glancing at the
eager faces about him.   "I think so,"
he added.   "Ethel Maynard and Ralph
Holman may be captains and choose."
Amid intense excitement long lines
of spellers were soou iu their places.
been drawn?" And Dr. Randall-looked
over his gold bowed spectacles inquiringly.   "I'll just wait a moment."'
There was a slight .stir back In the
corner, and Nan Hascall slowly arose. t
"She here���Nan Hascall!" and a tit*f
ter ran round the room.'
���   Nan's face flushed with Indignation.''
Mildred caught her ,eye and smiled
approval. ' .   ���,. .        ' '-."
"Your turn to choose, Mr, Ilolman,"
said Dr. Randall.
"Did Miss Maynard cbooso' last?
���Very 'weli.' -Son Has?nll!". ���������������'""."
"Spoil   yo'u'r  best,"   whispered ��� Mildred., and she. pressod^JCan's hand -as
theKg.lrl hurried bj\ her,look of anger
; changed almost to d sthilo by 'Mildred's
sympathy;' ,:*:!"'' '
"I'll glvo you an 'citsy word first."
Aud "daguerreotype" wns glveil'oiit'.
��� "If that's ensy. I don't know whgt ho
calls n hard one"   Hut Ralph spelled It
correctly. *  *. .���
"Idiosyncrasies" followed. Threo
missed ou."parallel," and Nan spelled
."One of tho easy ones," sho whispered. ������'���' ���  .
Word after word wa.'s given out until
only four -spellers remained .on the.
floor, the two Captains;'.!C!e6rgo Lewis
and Nan Hascall.'' "    .;������ ���',   ' ���
Mildred was never more nnxlotm.  "I
������do hope"��� She Was t6o Interested to
(ttilsh, her sentence. _ ��� ���  [ "'","
For, ten jmlp'yj'es 'each spelled necxi-
rntelyicvofy. ���wbr-iL't.liat camo to hlro,
"NoOphyto." .���,,,, \- ,- ';��� Ay1
...goorgo hesitated, tiicb spelled It wltb'
an.I,"""* ���"��� ,*   .- , (i   -t ���
���'N'0-Q-P'h-y-t-e," spoiled Nan calmly.
There - was hardly n breath fu tho
room, so great was tbo suppressed excitement.   ���    .
pnrlug the noxt flvo minutes Ualpl\
took his sent, beaten.
"Well, well!" it wns Judge Hilton's
ejaculation of surprise,
"Metamorphdsls." '
Ethel began, hesitated, looked up In
consternation, spoiled It���wrong,
"Miss Hascall, mctnmorpbuslst"
"M-e-t-n-in-o-r-p-li-o-s.j.B," confidently.
As slio finished Nan wns greeted with
a round of applause such as had never
before emanated from a Welchville au-
die nee. Again aud again as It began
to die out It was Increased wltb greater intensity. ,_,    ���
.Wi id led hitplHHi UU  (0 lW iiuul  uud
gcuilyUivw Nau touawit, '.'
"I knew you'd win," she "whispered,
"I'm proud"- '*,*,,
"Of moV" Interrupted Nun passionately, "I lieu���Mit'ii I II ink* Uio pii��a
���nnd���nnd be somebody!"
"Your mother wns always right
smart nt spelling." Twas Job Has-
call's iiiixky congratulation 'lis. "ho
clumsily patted Nan's yellow braid,
"l dvi-'.iU-d *tu��.i'.(d bv huh.'vd :\ tiij'tft-
morpbosls when I saw your look of
aii\i��'l>  illltl hXivto >i>i( *.,ind," CwtifvuA-
eil Nan the dny of lier graduation. "If
It hadn't Iw-on fur that-oh. Mildred, I
shudder to tblnkr*-*Forward��
t A Widow, a Girl
| And a:;Bear >
;f 'By jP.  B- LEWIS
���#-..'. Copyrie!it,-fil03, by T. C. McClure      f>
1  '   ' T
Besides owning a farm of a "hundred
acres the widow Jenkins was the possessor of a one homed cow, a three
legged sheep and a tame bear. All
were curiosities in their way, but the
cow and the sheep have nothing to do
with this story. As the side show men
say, they are thrown in without extra
cost, and it is tip to the bear to entertain the audience.
Besides owning a farm of nearly 200
reach the squire's ears until one evening in October. He was a man who
acted on impulse. He determined to go
straight over to tlie widow's and settle
things his way within fifteen minutes
of arriving.
The widow's bear had no particular
grudge against tbe squire, but be was
a watchdog as well as a bear. He had
been turned out that evening to roam
Around and see that all was well, and
when he suddenly discovered Squire
Davis coming cross lots through the
barnyard it was only natural that he
should fasten his teeth in the fanner's
����������-��� -.��*.rs letr and conduct hhn to the
door of the house. The squire didn't
6caro at bulls or tramps or mad dogs,
but he drew the line at bears. He was
in u cold fright when he reached the
house, and the widow added to it by
allowing the bear to follow him in and
sit up before htm nnd growl and show
his teeth. Harry had come courting as
usual, and of course the position was
acres, situated about half a mile be- ; embarrassing for a couple of minutes,
low the widow Jenkins', Squire .Davis
was "the proprietor'of the only wind- '
mill for ten miles around and the fa- !
ther of a son twenty-two years old
named Harry.    The windmill was a i
good thing in its way, but it will be !
blown out of this story at once and
make no  reappearance.    The  squire '
was a pompous, aggressive sort of a j
man who wanted to do all the bossing
and have othor people do all the minding, while the widow was a woman
with a mind of her own and didn't
propose to be walked on by anybody.
It thus camo about that soon after she
was left a widow she and the squire
clashed.    No lawsuit followed, but it
was' a  bad thing: for ,the cattle and
pigs tbat strayed over the boundary
linos, and there was always something
doing to furnish the neighbors with
Thc relations between the squire and
tho widow had been strained for three
or four yoars .when two now characters came into the cast. A smart, good
looking girl named Betty Lee came to
live with the widow; and she hadn't
been there two weeks when Harry Davis saw and fell in love with her. The
son had tried to stand neutral in .the
quarrel, though naturally leaning toward his fathers side. Perhaps one
reason why he couldn't be brought to
think altogether ill of the widow was
on account of her boar. She had
bought^the* animal of a stroller who had
taut town, It was a big black bear,
fuU oif tricks and good nature, rfnd it
had* .taken.-a great' liking to Harry.
When-*the"< quarrel reached a certain
stage qf- bjtt(#ness he had to part with
the. bear'as .well as the widow. The
separation had lasted two years or
more whe/i Betty Lee arrived. ' A
tnonth later the young man was visiting the widow, the girl and the bear
and enjoying each and every occasion.
, These visits were, unknown to the
father, of course, and he did not dls-
lt might have lasted longer but for the
presence of mind of the widow. She
realized that the boar had dealt her a
winning hand, and she proceeded to
play it for all it was worth.
"I am very glad to see you," she said
as she placed a chair for the caller. "1
am Widow Jenkins, as perhaps you
know. This young lady is my friend,
Miss Lcc, and the young gentleman
there' is your son Harry. The bear has
introduced himself, but I wish to say
on his behalf Vhat he is aching to make
mince meat of you."
��� "Harry,' what are you doing here?"
hoarsely demanded the father.
"Courting Betty, sir," was tbe reply.
"We are soon to be married, and I was
going to tell you of it in a day or two."
"Married to that girl���never! You
will remember that I told you"���
The bear reared up and growled ominously, and the squire turned pale and
shook in bis chair.
"You must not talk so loud," cautioned tlio widow. "Bumbo lias got one of
his savage fits on. and I can't bold him.
What's the matter with Miss' Lee that
you don't want Harry to marry her'?"
"I don't want him to marry any, one
just now." '' ������   ��� '
"Don't you? Down, Bumbo! Well,
as the two are iu love and engaged. I
think they .will marry, and you will be
very silly to interfere. Don't move
your legs or Bumbo will have them!'-'
"Why don't you call off your blamed
-Qjd_bear Avhen you see that he is ready
'uoster, and I'm a-Iayin' a aig!"���Kansas City Star.
Better Late Than Not at AU.
The pastor of the little country
church bad been much annoyed by
having the members of his congregation straggle in long after the service
had begun. One Sunday morning, wben
he felt that further forbearance witb
this fault was impossible, be decided
to rebuke some conspicuous offender.
About twenty minutes later than tho
proper hour there entered a mild mannered little woman, one of the regular
attendants of the church, but quite Incorrigible Jn hor tardiness. The minister looked up. fixed her with his spectacles and remarked:
"Sister, you are very much behind
time. I hope you will not be so late in
getting Into heaven!"
The little woman looked up. smiled
sweetly aiid without a trace of confusion replied placidly:
"I shan't caro about that, doctor, so
long as I got there."
And now tlie pastor feels that the
smile that wont round the church somehow spoiled the effectiveness of bis.rej*
rlmand.���New York Tribune.
ncn Fi��Ii In China.
According to tlie science column of
a Gorman weekly paper, the hpns of
China lead busy lives.    When not engaged in hatching out n brood of their
own kind, they are put to the addi-
| tioualand novel task of hatching fish
��� eggs.   Chinese cheap labor collects tho
j spawn of��� fish from the water's edge,
| puts it in an empty eggshell, which is
i then hermetically sealed with wax and
i placed under the unsuspecting aud con-
! scieutious hen.   In a few days the egg-
, shell is removed, and tlie spawn whicliL
I has been warmed into lifo is emptied
'��� into a shallow pool.   Here the flsh that
I soon develop are uursed until strong
j enough  to be  turned  into a lake or
Not Adventurous Enough. ���
Dicky���I- hain't, goin to' be an' express messenger when I'lib growed up
after all.
Johnnie-Wot's eatin you? You always said you was.-
Dicky���I don't keer.   I was talkin to
an express messenger today. who run
on cars for 30 years an bas never once
beeu io a wreck or held;up by j""' ,g
robbers.���Expres^Oaziiite.   '"   ���   tSSS^S
to eat me?" shakingly exclaimed the
squire as the sweat broke out on his
"I can't. He gets these savage fits
on once in awhile, and there's no' doing
anything with him. If he gets his
teeth into you.I don't think we can save
you. Have you anything against Miss
"Don't you think she would make
Harry a good wife?"
"I told you I didn't want��� By thunder, arc you going to see mo eaten
"Bumbo, spare him, a llttlo longer!"
appealed tho widow. "Now, thon, Miss*
Lee comes of a nice l'nmily and is
worth )?.S,000, nnd sho nnd Harry are to
bo married Thanksgiving day���that* is.
they wero to bo, but 1 have concluded
lo have* tho ceremony performed this
o'venlng.'. Squire Davis, you aro a justice of the- peace."
"What! Mo marry 'cm!" lio shouted.
But tho boar started In to hug him, and
he almost fainted away in his terror.
"Yos, you will marry thorn," quietly
replied tho widow after a bit. "It will
be a neat, nice thing to do, und it will
be a good joke on the people who expect you to make a fool of yourself.
Thtuj-i ono side of it, Tho oilier side
'is'that die bo'iir Is getting overanxious."
The squire fought against it for a
quarter of an hour, but .the, widow, the
bear and the girl, aided by occasional
appeals.from Harry, carried the day,
und he stood up with tbo bear beside
him and welded two souJs according to j
law.   Then tbo'bride was kissed, tho
boar chained up. and as Uio squlro nib- j
blod his doughnut and sipped bis glass
of elder he was man enough to admit!
that he guessed It was all for tho host-
'/gaol durn that bear!"
TIM SQOIW! tvmttl rAT-BAKD SHOOK IN I   .iy /
IIIH ClUlJt'".;/' .        '! .��-' '���"*;''���
. *-hi"V ���. ' -*���-.*   n
���y-.k..,,, ,,   ...    ;,��>i ,   Too n-my to Mnktt tt NoUe,
cover thorn .until runidr.sid that bls.K.  ���.*���,.���   ������ ,,lf��� ,���������-,������ ���# ��� -.,���,������,.
���mnn �������. mm��� 'tn iMtmvvnAttvi nmi      'A Kansas City teacher of o-kinder-
son was going to mj*wvM'U*y| end
that tho wldo'w Jenkins had brought
things about to spllo him. .        j
"Young mah.' Ih ft so or Is It not?" bo
domnndod of Harry after Inviting bim
out to tho barn for a talk.. ,    J,
"I lovo Betty and tun going to marry ��
lier," was the reply, |
"You'll never do It wllli my consent." j
"But I am of age, father." j
���'Ti<i".-1 t']\ ,m(��t v-'-< iOV    if %-no ro'n-i-v -
thit ��'lrl vou eoii��o o n* n hou of mine '
and shall never got a cent of this prop- |
wly." I
Harry didn't Indulge in any heroics. |
On tlie contrary, ho tonic the mnttor so
,.*.:,..i,.     ��'...�����    I,".,    f.ul     ,.l,���,.(���',������)    .,-,
lilnii-it-lf and believed that ho bad j
gained a victory in tho llrnt round. Ho '
lot It bo known Unit he expo.-tod liar- I
ry to cease hii* visit a to the I'nriiiliMiixe, ',
but at tho same tlmo he was prepared
<<i eloj-e his eyes for a lime and trlve ;
iho boy a cliaiu'o to retire v.'itli dignity, j
*I'hlni'�� wont on for tti-oe mr-vthn v.-'tli- ���
ent anvtblng further being K.iid* tbnt '
|h. while It was sold on all sides that i
Harry and l!ctty would ho iu;onel ,-n I
'ihivtiksglvlitg day  tbo talk did  not
Sho���Ah, you men! Before marriage,
you pay compliments, but after���
He-After? Why, after wo do hot"
ter;,we pay bills. r
Hnpny When They Are tn Jail,
"Many a prisoner as soon as ho steps
loot Jn the outer ollieo," said a Cbarloa
street jail olllcer, "throws himself Into
a chair with a sigh of relief, mutter-
lug, "J'hls Is tho first happy hour in
many mouths.' This Js especially truss
of men charged with largo embezzlements. Their consciences seem to bo
on tho verge of collapse until thoy arrive under tlio shadow of the jail,
when thoy then see their future clour-
now a Mentihiir Chant*'"*'.
"Cheat" is n word that now has a
very ugly sound. To cheat a man Is
to dof-raiid him. 0; finally tho word
conveyed no such moaning, The old
word '"t'iicbOMt" referred lo the duos
that fell to tho crown, It camo from
Iho French echolr (Latin, oxendoro),
Tbo modern moaning that attaches to
tbo word tolls u sad lalo of iho extortion and greed tbat must hnvo boon
jiriictlcod In collecting tho duos.
Ton Keallr Met,
flunnor���Yes, -sir; I have an awful
hard.time.meeting oxpew-m Uuyor���
Wish I could say the same, I moot
ihem altogether too easily���never got
out of sight of them, In fact,
.->,.,��> ��i��.'-  ���-,-'������"1
garti-n was Incapacitated from work
ono day by the 'following, incident. The
subject of tho jeoturo und objoct lesson
was (in!wal��vbirds and then more unl-
amis. M"
"Now, children;" said tbo teacher.
"I want ench of you to think of h����iiio
iuiluuil or bird and try for a m-'inont
tu'lH' illto the particular one you nro
thinking about mid  make tbo. same
hU'tJ t'i liuistt's a ii, nt uu i.,i.,.*. f.	
llolsititly the K-liooh-ooin liec;iu:e a
menagerie, linnm ro:��rl!^', doss burking, birds singing and twittering, cows
lowing, calves bleat In*.', eat* nioowlug,
Clt!,, (III   HI llll   llpt'o.tl' outl  i.uiiu���un
all, wltli one slrnxlo exeepiiuii.
id't lu a rom-nto oiii'T a lille fellow
wns (dtting perfectly villi, iippiirently
indifferent and uiunlii li'u) of nl) the
re<t. T1|0 teacher. <*b*-;crviiig him, np-
ii-   .-,!.  *! :".;d    .."���
"Waldo, why are you not taking part
��������� .ill   i il**   "t !���':��       '....'..    ' ���.
Waving her mi   v. iih a ilcjiiWiitlujj^ eslunt  I'utterMtus take l<��
b:md and wide. ������������' .i.in' *><'*, bo for-;" ��� fsorooil "t." and *-!n��o that time tunny
votitly whispered: ( bave followed  that mode of spelling
"SU-lb ���ib.  teacher ���ih!  I'm  a   the name-London Standard,
Mmlc Anollicr Jtnn of lilm,
Ho���My first wife married ino because I ���neither, smoked, drank noc
played oard*. "She���How did your second wife como to marry you* Uo���To
rotor in me.      ,         _..._
Tli��   V.imt>  Pitlli'i'unn,
Tompkins with a "p" h\ not more
significant  than   IMHenmi  with  two
lit        ll     L.IUiWU,,    I.*.    O'    Ht-    .,II.HI.I,        .��.v
cording to tho story that has co-no
down from tlio slxto-tith century, tho
I'littormnH all spoiled the name wltli
ono "t" before ntleni KHwibeth net
about marking those of her subjects
������).,,   Iff   .1,,,  .,���.-����.,;f f'V, 11.,,!���*,.  f;)|��**  -)>��(!
cant tbeir lot wltli the Churoh of Lug-
fie   I'rot-
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TIMBTABLB t^FBOTlVE  JUNK 1st, 190*,. ;i  VICTORIA. TO WULUmWfl*  No,2~D������Uy, K6.4^������unday  A.M. Mm-,  Di. 0.00.'.,....,.Vi������lorU,.,,,,,.*> *.JJ  ������������   0,88 OoUUtfMOi  " *���������������*  ������������������10.84.,,., ..Kotoii'i, ., ... " 8,'aj..  ������������������11.00. .DnpoM*    M o-W  p.m. ������'^ ��������� ���������  ������������������12,85.,        ,N������n������lmo  "   7������7  At 12 6B.. Wnllingteo Ar. 7.82  WILLI W *V TO VI8������0������1A.  No. l~Dail Ntf. B~������nnd������y  X,M, *4',*���������  Do, 8.00 WnllioRton Dt. 4 00  ������������������   8.W....M..Jfwiiw������.MM.. "  41ft THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  Issued Every Tuesday.  W- B, ANDERSON,     -       - -       MGR  Tub uuiuuiuh oi The N-ews aru o\y*"\ to .-.il  wko wiRh so ������)Xpr>s8b ihereiu viewu o mal-  tor* nf public interest.  While *v������ dj uot iiold-uu'rueWM re' lnsi-  ble for the utterances of correspondence, we  euerye tha r-ght of declining tu inger*  ttiumuuioauoutj uuneoessuiily personal.  TUESDAY, AUG.  9    1904  t  ������  .'������������������������.  Telegraphic   News  ���������������������������o ---  Gen. Kuroki'a Headquarters, 31  ���������This army begun a general attack  at daylight today which lasted until sunset.    The Japanese centre  took the town capturing tlie en������ni-  iee '.north-eastern position.   The If ft  advanced and o--cupied a position  jeopardizing the Rusiun right. The  Japan-pse right i arried the position  against superior numbers.    There  was    tremendous   artillery   firing  throughout the day anil the ���������infantry finished with a brilliant march  under the enemie*". shurunel.     Tbe  ' Russian position will He untenable  tomorrow.     The forgoing doe's not  mention the name of the town captured by the Japanese but  it may  refer to Siamoucheng teports of the  eapture of which were sent out from  Tokio.  Tokio, 2���������After two days fighting the Japanese hnve occupied*  fiiraoucheng thus cutting off Gen.  ���������Stakellbergs army fr. m Gen. Kuro-  palkiu's.  Paris lBt���������It is Relieved in* well  informed quarters here t.hat the  position of P6rt Arlhuris mu-hlfss  critical than generally .������uppo-ed.  The Japanese efforts being direct*d  towards streng'honing their por-i-  , tion .  Vladivostok, 2nd���������The Viadivo-  itr!T������fnTKl7t"Mr~ret"u r-ed-i ii���������per fee i-  coiidi'ion. Thy dest oyed sonn*  p-.hooiier-s a Japane-e st������am<-r i.nd  1" German and 1 Bri i������h steamer.  Tlie cruisers steamed up and dowi  in Lout of Tokio e.iiy but saw m  si   i ��������� of the pne-uv's ll������*fit.  ���������London, 2nd��������� Brit eh correspondents in brief despatches coucur in  the statement that the Japs have  carried positions leaving one dole'u  sible p sition beu-uer. t em and  Liao Yang. The Daily Mail's Tokio corespondent asserts that thi  fall of Po.rt Arthur is emmlnent.  Si Petersburg, 2nd���������All the mill  tary critics this morning take tin  view thnt the decisive moment i  the oahipaign has urri ed.   Gener  al Kuroki has prepaied for his ad  vance   by drawing  in   his force������  which were ecattored over a front o.  forty miles.  The decisive moment h������s arrived  but the   Unesian-   have  retained  their positions ������nd this time it. wil)  * not be an order to retreat.  Prepurivtionh have been completed for the departure of the Rucsitin  Pacific Squadron now lying off  GronRtadu The warship,-' will wolgh'  anchor and put to sea under waled  orders within, throe day-i'  It is oflioially annoonoed that  the Russians have fallen,buck from  Yang Soo Pass but holding tluiir  position on tho Siamtttztviod at Hal  Ohen������ ywHtorday.  -������������������"WW������������������IIJJU.U IUU-U -U ,l!lllJJ-.l".Si.l.iI*l'UHl.|JlL|JJWIf  WANTED  SPICCIAI. REPRBHBNTATivuin this county  aid adjoining terntortiss to represent  and advertise an old entablished business  house of solid financhl standing. Salary  $31 weekly, with i*.>|icu������c������ .���������*.'���������*.������������������ ������*���������.*.*.���������  each Monday by clieck-Jinxt hum ���������.  quarters. Horse and buxxy fumi-dicd  when necessary; position permanuni.  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This lignatore,..������* **-**iri  ComOrti*.  on every  *7**7m*a?w\we  ���������"���������NEWS,,,  The most Northerly Paper published on the island,  Subscription,      -        -     $2.oo per an  Dunsmuir Ave.,  Cumberland, B.C  Office Hours*:���������8a.m. till 5p.m.; Sattirda>rs������8 to ij������ ���������ham a v mrgmji*������, ij^rr**  nn  ���������nn  ^������  s.*������  '..V*  J.vi'jiy.-.'-v,..,  THE COURIER  OF THE CZAR  By  Jules Veroe  H  CHAPTER I.  SIRE, a fresh dispatch."  "Whence?"  "From Tomsk."  "Is the wire cut beyond that city?"  "Yos. sire, since yesterday." :  "Telegraph hourly to Tomsk, general, and let me be kept informed of all  that occurs." ���������      ,      ���������  "Sire, it shall be done," answered  General Kissoff.  These words were exchanged about  two hours after midnight, at the moment when the fete given at the New  palace was at the height of its splendor.  An hour later General Kissoff, who  had just re-entered, quickly approached  his majesty. \  "Well?" asked the latter abruptly, as  be had done the former time.  "Telegrams reach Tomsk no longer,  sire."  "A courier this moment!" And, leaving the hall, his majesty entered a  large antechamber adjoining.  The czar had not so suddenly left the  ballroom of the New palace when the  fete he was giving to the civil and military authorities and principal people of  Moscow was at the height of its brilliancy without ample cause, for he had  just'received information that serious  events were taking place beyond the  frontiers of the Ural. It had become  evident that a formidable rebellion  threatened to wrest the Siberian provinces from the Russian crown.  Asiatic Russia, or Siberia, covers a  superficial   area   of   1,790,208   square  miles and contains nearly 2,000,000 of  inhabitants.   Extending from the Ural  -mountains. .which   separate   it   from  Russia in Europe, to tlie.shores of the  Pacific ocean, it is bounded on the  south by Turkestan and the Chinese,  empire, on the north by the Arctic  ocean, from the sea of Kara to Bering strait, It is divided into several  governments or provinces, those of Tobolsk, Yeniseisk, Irkutsk, Omsk and  Yakutsk; contains two districts, Okhotsk and Kamchatka, and possesses  two countries, now under the Muscovite dominion���������that of the Kirghiz and  that of the Tshowktshcs.  Two governor generals represent the  supreme authority of the czar over this  vast country. One resided at Irkutsk,  the capital of western Siberia, The  river Tchonna, a tributary of the Yenisei, separates the two Siborias.  No rail yet furrows these wide plains,  Borne of which are in reality extremely  fertile. No Iron ways lead from these  precious mines which make the Siberian soil far richer bolow thnn above its  KUi'l'nee. The traveler journeys In sum-  uioz* l������ a kiblck or tolga; In winter, in a  sledge.  An electric telegraph, with a single  wlro more than 8,000 versts In length,  alone nITords cointminicatlon between  the western and eastern frontiers of  Siberia, On Issuing from tho Ural It  passes through Eluiterenbtirg, Kasl-  mov, Tionmon, Ishlm, Omsk, Elarnsk,  Kalyvan, Tomsk, Krasnoiarsk, Nljnl  lidlnsk, Irkutsk, . Verkne-Nortseklnk,  Strclink, Albnzino, Blagowstonks, Und-  do, Orlomsktiyn, Alcxnndrewskoe and  Nlkokievfck. and 0 rubles and 19 copecks nro pnld for ovory word sent  from one ond to tlio other. From Irkutsk  there is n branch W Kiatkn, on the  Mongolian frontier, and from thence,  for !J0 copecks a word, the post conveys  tho dispatches to Peking in a fortnight.  It. wns this wire, extending from Ekn-  terenburg to Nlkolnevsk, which hnd  been cut, flrst beyond Tomsk and then  between Tomsk nnd Ivnlyvnn.  Tills wns the reason why ihe czar, to  tho communication made to him for  the second time hy General KK-soff.  hnd only answered by the words, "A  courier this moment!"  The o/.nr Iind remained motionless at  the window for a few innriionis when  fhe door wun ngnin opened, The chief  of polico appeared on the threshold.  i.i,,l|,    '.WIU.II,        li.l.l.    li.L     *...,,.      ...    i   .  ii, ������������������....! : :; ...mil yi,. in '.v ii i.-.:i  Ogiirefl'."  "lie i.s im extremely dangerous man,  Sire." replied the chief of police.  "lie rntilted ns colonel, did he not7"  It f M  "Wijm lie nn Intelligent olllcer','"  "Very Itiicllii.vrit, but a man wh'ose  spirit It wa* Impossible to subdue nnd  possessing nil ambition  Which slopped  lit  nothing,    lie hooli been I uu IliVohcd  );j y/.,.i.,.f  I||||.1.hi,.a   .t**,J |f  ������������������������*,.-., tllOlS Illlll  ho wuh degraded from his inuk by Ins  ������!���������������������������!*.i '��������� < ''..��������� ;,; -I--1 .)*;':.��������� ;ni.| .��������� v l.'.-.l re  .Siberia."  "How long ago was tbntV"  "Two jeui-s since, Pardoned nftcr  lis mouths of exile by your majesty's  favor, he returned to Russia."  "And since that time has he not revisited Siberia?"  "Yes. sire, but,he voluntarily returned there," replied the chief of police,  ���������Hiding and slightly lowering his voice,  "Tliere was a time, sire, when none returned from Siberia."  "Well, while I live Siberia Is and  shall be a country whence men can re-  turu."  The czar had the right to utter these  wovds with some pride.'for often by hia  clemency he had shown that Russian  justice knew how to pardon.  "Did not Ivan Ogareff," asked the  czar, "return to Russia a second time  after that journey through the Siberian  provinces, the object of which remains  unknown?"  "He did."  "And have the police lost trace of  him since?"  "No, sire.",  "Where was Ivan Ogareff last heard  of?"'  "In the province of Perm."  "In what town?" *.  "At Perm itself."  "What was he doing?"  "He appeared unoccupied, and there  was nothing suspicious in his conduct."  "Then he was not under the surveillance of the secret police?"  "No, sij-e."   ,    .o.i. .,,',:.���������,...���������......���������  "When did he leave Perm?"  "About the month of Mareli."  "Togo"-   ;        ;,    ;.. -f,,,',;>:. '.'���������'.';:  . "Where is unknown."  "And since that time it is not known  what has become of him?"      *_,��������� ..,;   :  "No, sire, it is.not known" '^i!; : '  "Well, then,.I myself know,"!answered the czar. "I have received anony.  mous communications which did not  ~pass~th"rough~th"e~police"departmentr  and in the face of events now taking  place beyond the frontier I have every  reason to believe that they are correct.*?  "Do you mean, sire," cried the chief  of police, "that Ivan Ogareff has a hand-  in this Tartar rebellion?" .;  "Indeed I do, and I will now tell you  something which you are ignorant of.  After leaving Perm Ivan Ogareff crossed thevpral. mountains, entered Siberia  and penetrated the Kirghiz steppes and  there endeavored, not without success,  to foment rebellion among their nomadic population, He then went so 'far  south as free Turkestan. There In the  provinces of Bokhara. Khokhand and  Koondooz he found chiefs willing tp  pour their Tartar hordes into Siberia  and execute a general rising in Asiatic  Russia. ' The storm has been silently  gathering, but it has at last burst liko  a thunderclap, and now all uieans qf  er gaining his confidence, when the  Tartars have invested Irkutsk, he will  betray the town and with it my brotli^  er, whose life is directly threatened.  This is what I have learned from my  secret intelligence, this is what the  grand duke does not know and this 13  what he must know!"  "Well, sire, an intelligent, courageous  courier"���������-, '   ���������  "1 momentarily expect one."  "And it is to be hoped he will be expeditious." added the chief of police,  "for allow me to add, sire, that Siberia  is a favorable land for rebellions."  All communication was interrupted.  Had the wires between Kalyvan and  Tomsk been cut by Tartar scouts, or  had the emir himself arrived In tho  Yeniseisk provinces? Was all the lower part of western Siberia in a ferment? Had the rebellion already  spread to the eastern regions? No one  could say. The only agent which fears  neither cold nor heat, which can neither be stopped by the rigors of winter  nor the Heat or Bummer and which flies  with the rapidity of lightning���������the electric current���������was prevented from traversing the steppes, and it"was no longer  possible to warn the grand duke, shut  up in Irkutsk, of the danger threatening him from the treason of Ivan Ogareff.  A courier only could supply the place  of the interrupted electric current. It  would take this man some time to  trayerse the 5.200 versts between Moscow au<J Irkutsk. To pass the ranks of  the rebels and invaders he must display almost superhuman courage and  intelligence. But with, a clear head, and  a firm heart much can be done.  "Shall I be able .-o.tind this head and  heart?" thought.t;.,! czar.  CHAPTER II.  HE door of the imperial  cabinet was again opened, and General Kissoff  was announced.  "The courier?" inquired the czar eagerly.  "He is here, sire," replied General Kissoff.  "Have you found a fitting man?"      r  "I will answer for him to your majesty."  .     .." ' ...   '  "Has he been In the service of tbe  ���������palace?"; r '.'/    ��������� ll       "'  "Yes, sire."  "You know him?"  "Personally, and at various times he  'irarftiltil!ell_difll^ItTSiB������ions'witir6U(:~  cess."  "Abroad?"  . "In Siberia itself."     ���������   .  "Where does he eome-from?"  "From Omsk.   iVis'a Siberian."  "Has he coolness, intelligence, courage?"   *  ���������:--., y;;-y;^' *    . ;*.  ���������"; "Yes, sire; he fins all the qualities  | necessary to succeed even where others  fur and ornamented with yellow braid.  On his breast glittered a cross and  medals.  Michael Strogoff belonged to the, special corps of the czar's couriers, ranking as an officer amoug those picked  men.' His most discernible character-'  Istk���������particularly in bis walk, his face,  in the whole man. and which the czar  perceived at a glance���������was that he was  a "fuliiller of orders." lie therefore  possessed one of the most serviceable  qualities in Russia���������one whicli the. celebrated uovelist Turgeaoff says "will  lead to the highest positions in the  Muscovite empire."  In shorv if any one could accomplish  this journey from iMoscow to Irkutsk  across the rebellious country, surmount  obstacles and brave perils of all sorts,  Michael Strogoff was the man.  A circumstance especially favorable  to the success of his plans was that he  was thoroughly acquainted with the j  country which he was about to trav- j  erse and understood Its different dialects, not only from having traveled  there before, but because he was of  Siberian origin.  When he was fourteen, Michael Strogoff had killed his first bear quite  alone. That .was nothing. But after  stripping it he dragged the gigantic  animal's skin to his father's house,  many versts distant, thus exhibiting  remarkable strength in a boy so young.  Gifted with marvelous acuteness,  when every object was bidden in mist  or even in higher latitudes, where the  polar night is prolonged for many days,  he could find his way when others  would have had no idea whither to direct their steps. He had learned to;  read almost imperceptible signs, the  forms.of' icicles, the appearance of the  small branches of trees, mists rising  far away on the horizon, vague sounds  in the air, distant reports, the flight of  birds through the foggy atmosphere���������a  thousand circumstances which are so  many words to those who can decipher  them. Moreover, tempered by snow  like a Damascus blade in" the waters of  Syria, he had a frame of iron, as General Kissoff had said, and, what was  no less true, a heart of gold.  The only sentiment of love felts by  Michael Strogoff was that which he entertained for his mother, the aged Mar-  fa, who could never be induced to leave  the house of the Strogotfs at Omsk, on  the banks of thelstish, where the1 old  huntsman and she bad lived so long to-  .-gatherj^\nx'eniJier^-&on^le.fL_'li.er. - he?  a moment, then, pointing to the letter  which he held in his hand, he said:  "Here is a letter which I charge thee,  Michael Strogoff, to deliver into the  hands of the grand duke and to no other but him."  "I will deliver it, sire." ���������  "The grand'duke is at Irkutsk."; ������������������.  "I will go to Irkutsk."  "Thou wilt have to traverse a rebellious country, invaded by Tartars,  whose interest it will be to intercept  this letter." :  "1 will traverse it."  "Above all, beware of the traitor  Ivan Ogareff, who will perhaps meet  thee on the way."  "I will beware of him." ; ���������  "Wilt.'thou pass through Omsk?"  "Sire, tliat is my route."  "If thou dost see thy mother, there  will be the risk of befng recognized.  Thou must not see her!" . ���������  Michael Strogoff hesitated a moment  "1 will not see her," said be.  "Swear to me that nothing will make  thee acknowledge who thou art nor  whither thou art going."  "I swear it."  "Michael Strogoff." continued the czar,  giving the letter to the young courier,  "take this letter. Ou it depends the  safety of all Siberia and perhaps the  life of my brother, the grand duke."  "This letter shall be delivered to his  highness the grand duke."  "Thou wilt pass whatever happens?"  "I shall pass, or they shall kill me."  "I want thee to live."  "1 shall live, and I shall pass," answered Michael Strogoff.  The czar appeared satisfied with Stro-  goff's calm aud simple answer. .,.*  "Go, then, Michael Strogoff,"'said he,  "go for God, for Russia, for my brother  and for myself."  The courier, having saluted his sovereign, immediately left the Imperial  cabinet and in a few minutes the New  palace.  "You made a good choice there, general," said the czar.  "I think so, sire," replied General  Kissoff, "and your t majesty may bo  sure,that Michael Strogoff will do all  that a man can do."  "He is indeed a man." said the czar.  [coNTii-rcra.]  \  might possibly fall."  ������������������ "What is his age?"  "thirty."  '  "Is he strong and vigorous?"  '   "Sire, he can bear coid, hunger,'thirst,  .fatigue, to the vory:last extremities."  ji'- "He must havo a frame of iron."  f   "Sire, he has."  !   ."Ancla heart?'?  i.   "A heart of gold."  j. "His'name?!'..'*.  !', ^I'lt;haeliStrogo,ir.^  i'...'.i#Is (lirtvitfly^to'eet out?"  'nit- '���������-���������'-  ':      '  communication  between  eastern  n"^..^^^.^^.^^^.^^^,, ort]ors ln  western   Siberia   have   been   stopped. ������������������ tho'-'iiardroom"  Moreover, Ivan Ognvc-ff, thirsting., fqr    >LV)iim come.|n," said tho czar-  ".' -i'lv'tv few tn Unites*' Michael Strogoff,  vengeance,  alms  at  the  life of  my  brother!" "'"?*   (ho 'courier,  entered  the  Imperial  11  Tho czar had becomo excited while ��������� brnry.'  speaking and now paced up and do*M������i.,; ,T^ cmv ?flxod n  penetrating look  wltli hurried steps.   The chief'of pol.r^ujfdn jiIn,  without utteriug a word,  snid nothing, but ho thought,to hlrii  '  self that during the rime when the .em  peror of Russia never pnrdoued nu exile schemes such ns those of lvnn Ogareff could never have been realized.   ',  A few moments passed, during which  lie was silent, then, approaching tho  e/.nr, who had thrown himself into an  armchair, ho said:  "Your majesty has of course given  orders that this rebellion mny bo sup-  pressed ns rooii as possiblo?"  "Yes," answered the cznr. "The last  telegram which was ablo to roach Nijni Udliisk would sot In motion the  troops In tlto governments of Yenisei,  Irkutsk, Yatutsk, ns well as thoso In  the provinces of tho Amur and Lako  Baikal, At the same time the regiments from Perm and Nljnl Novgorod,  nnd the Cossacks from the frontier are  advancing by forced marches toward  the Ural mountains. Uut unfortunately  somo weeks must pnsn before they can  at tack tho Tartars."  "And your majesty's brother, his  highness the grand duke, is now Isolated In the government of Irkutsk and Is  no loticer In direct communication with  Moscow?"  "That Is so."  "Hut by tho Inst dispatches ho must  know what measures hnve beeu taken  by your majesty and what help he may  *    f;'"!'1    t^'0   ."-oveHlVioiit**   Ili'fllVst  tu'that of Irkutsk?"  "Ho knows tbat," answered tbe cznr,  "but what ho does not ktiu\\r Is thnt  Iviiii Ogareff, as well as being a rebel,  is iilno playing the jmrt of a traitor and  tl������it in hlin be has a pct'sonnl and hitler enemy, ll is tu the ginn.i duKe loiil  Ivan Osrnroff owes his firm disgrace,  ami what Is more vcrimiH is mat tluu  mnn Is not known to lilm. I van (igii-  iwr* phiti, therefore, is to go to lihui-k  itiel under nn assumed muni- <*iiVr ids  kervlces to the grnuU duke.   Then, oft-  Cfl;hllG Michael stood perfectly motion-  'less. . . ,_  ! .Michael Strogoff was a tall, vigorous,  broad shouldered, deep chested mnn,  ' Ills powerful bond possessed tlio lino  features of tbo Caucasian race. His  well knit frame, seemed built for the  performanco of fonts of strength. It  would have boon a diflicult task to  move such a man nga'lnst his will, for  when his feot wero once planted on the  ground It wns as If thoy had taken root.  As ho doffed his Mnscovlto cap locks  -of thick curly hair foil ovor his broad,  massive forohond, Whon his ordinarily palo faco became nt all flushed, It  arose solely from a more rapid action  of .the heart, tinder tho influence of a  quicker circulation. Ills oyes of a deep  blue looked with a clear, frank, firm  gaze.  The slightly contracted eyebrows Indicated lofty heroism���������"the hero's cool  courage," according to tho definition of  the physiologist, lie possessed a flno  nose, with large tiostrlls, and a well  shaped mouth, with the slightly projecting lips which denote a gouerous  in ml noht*** linn vf  I"   Michael  Strogoff  hnd  11 in  tempera-  1 mont of n mnn of notion, who does not  blto his nails or scratch his head In  doubt and Indecision.   Kpnriug of gestures us of words, hi! always stood mo-  1'nil,.......   |lt'n  i*   --,*|-l!it-������   liol'ni'ii   Iii*;  *imil'.  | rlor, but when he moved his step showed a firmness, a freedom of movement,  which proved the confidence and vivacity oi' iiis mind.  Michael Strogoff wore a handsome  ' military uniform, something resembling  I thai, uf a light cavalry olllcer lu tho  field-boots, spur!-, half tightly fitting  tn.users, brown pel!s������e, trimmed with  ��������� American raihvnya will dismiss 75,-  000 mon.  went away with a full heart, but promising to come and see her whenever he  could possibly do so. and this promise  he had always religiously kept;  When Michael was twenty, it was decided that he should enter the personal  service ofthe emperor of Russia, in the  corps of the couriers of the czar. The  hardy, intelligent, zealous, well conducted young Siberian first distinguished himself especially in a journey to  the Caucasus, through the midst of a  difficult country, ravaged by some restless successors of Schamyl; then, later,  In an Important mission to Petrepolow-  tski, In Kamchatka, the extreme limit  of Asiatic Russia. During these long  journeys he displayed such marvelous  coolness, prudence and courage ns to  gain him the approbation and protection of his chief, who rapidly advanced  him In his profession.  The furloughs which were his due  after thosso distant missions, although  he might be separated from her by  thousands of versts nnd winter had  rendered the roads almost Impassable,  ho had never failed to devote to his  old mot her, Having been much employed In the smith of tho empire, ho  had not seen old Mnrfa for three years  -three ages���������the first time In his life  he had been so long absent from her,  Now, however, ln a few days ho would  obtain his furlough, nnd ho hnd accordingly nlreiuly made preparations  for departure for Omsk when the  events which have been related occurred, Michael Strogoff wns therefore Introduced Into the czar's presence  in complete Ignorance of what the emperor expected from him.  Tho czar, apparently satisfied with  Ms scrutiny, wont to his bureau and,  motioning to the chief of polico to sent  himself, dictated In a low voice a letter  of not moro than n few lines. The lot-  tor pentiod, the czar reread It attentively and then signed it, preceding his  nnmo with those words, "Uyt po  Bcmou," which, signifying "so be It,"  constitutes the decisive formula of tho  Htisslnn emperors,  Tho letter was placed in an envelope,  which was sealed with tho Imperial  arms,  Tho czar, rising, told Michael Strogoff to draw near,  Michael ndvaucod a few steps and  thou stood moiumioss, ready. to uu-  ������\ver,  Tho caiir again looked him full In tlio  face, and their eyes mut. Then In an  abrupt tono:  "Tbv mime?" lie asked,  "Michael Strogoff, sire."  "Thy iiuikV"  "Captain In the corps of couriers of  tho czar."  "Thou dost know Slboila?"  "lam a Siberia ii."  "A untlve of"��������� ,  "O/nvk, sire."  "Ilu-Hi thou relations there?"  "Yes. sire."  "What, relations?"  "My old mother."  The czar suspcrided bit queitiom for  fie Didn't Like Her.  , "Look   bere,"  said  the  sour  faced  lady who had answered his "personal,"  ^yawLAd.iis_a_fake.Jt_ui.s������  ed,'Object, matrimony.'" .,   .   . .  "Well���������er���������um���������you see," faltered  the man nervously, "there was some  mistake. The,printer omitted a word.  The ad. should have read, 'Object to  matrimony.'"        :   Mak I ns n Willi Gneaa.  "On the one hand." snid the teacher  at the night school, pointing a long  ��������� finger at the map on the blackboard,  "in the .present complication-is Russia.  On the other hand"���������  Here he paused and lookod sternly at  tho shock headed boy. "On the other  hand"���������  "Warts?" hazarded the shock headed  boy, helpless with terror,���������Chicago  Tribune,  .  i  Cornl,  The red coral which is used" in Jew  elry nud which Is known as precious  coral Is mostly obtalnod, lu the. Mediterranean, iho Bai'biiry*cQ!i*t"furnishing tho dark red, tho-.vicinity.of Sardinia furnishing the yellow, or salmon  colored, vnrloly and the const of Italy  the roso pink. ��������� It Is ulso.fount) in the  Uod sea,    --  *  SlIUPlUMl   Ul).  "You're looking gloomy today, Tom-  kins,  What's the unit tor?"  "Matter? You know Miss Pa'ssee. thf*  old maid that lives down tho way.  Dawklns told me sho was ..engaged to-  hliu, so just for tho fun of tho thing.  I proposed to hor, and sho accepted mo,  Now I'm looking for Dnwlcln8."--I,on������  don Toilegrnnh.       '  ���������MM lain    I IMWWMMM���������(MMMIM   *  Ventilation TJironwh the Willi****  Tho fact Is that considerable" ventilation ls capable of taking plnce and  quite a large exchange of fresh for.  had nlr Is effected through 'the walls  of baildings, Many a room that ia notoriously stuffy could doubtlesi be  made pleasant to live In by removing  tho solid paper or imporTioui coat of  j paint from the wall and substituting  porous paper, or, better still, giving up  paper altogether and using n distemper'  wash of pleasing tone.-London Lancet. ^  A Onnriloil AiIiiiInmIoii.  "You would be glad enough to marry  mo If I hud ploniy of money!" exclaimed the impecunious young imiu,  piT'iirirhli* tn fi-o  "Nn," who snid, wllli a dreamy slglv.  "I should halo awfully to hnvo to marry you, but If you had plenty of money  I might."  Ml.i--i-iH.i-'-���������������������������tii ������������������������������������mm ��������� ���������������������������������������������f  HjiII.v   Hull..(In.  Port   AMliitr,   Mnreii   '������;,������,~.,\||   quint  '���������re fv ,i.i,t the enniifiiuidlng.���������Wheol-  "'���������' i.W. v'������i.i Teli^r-iuli,  Tli������ Titter rrlon-i-i,  Mabol-Wlmt a perfectly exquisite  now bonnet, dearestV Kihul-Oh, I'm  to glad you Uko It. I wns so afraid  i you wouldn't. Are you sure you like it''  Mabel-Sure? Oh, perfectly, I always  did adore that shape. Why, 1 had  three Just like lt-whon it was la  fashion. ..iij . ,11..-w  flf  TBE ClIBERLAND NEWS. NO OPERATION  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  NEEDED NOW  The earring woren by Italian women indicate the part ot' Italy the  wearers come from; the "longer the  earrings the farther south the original homes of the women. In the fur -  north the ornaments are quite short.  Gravel    and    Bladder    Disease  Cured by Dodd's Kidney  Pills.  r  Tho male giraffe at tlie Dublin Zoo  is suffering from the effects of a nervous attack 'brought on by the noise  of the hail on one oi the recent  stormy days pattering on the roof  of the giraffe shelter. "He cannot bear  even the creaking of his keeper's  leather gaiters.  The Earl of Mayo, who has been  entertaining I'rinyo Arthur of Con-  naught at his seat in County Kil-  darc, is un Irish landlord who has  probably done more than any other  landowner in that county to'restore  agrarian peace.  t  Men who go to law are sure to get  ���������-ntisfactiqji���������if they are lawyers.  All women are born reformers, and  they want to begin on some man.  A woman's favorite writer is a husband who is capable of writing out  cheques.  Ah Irishman says thnt being an  ancient must have been a healthful  occupation.  "Odd golf club over at Pewhack-  et." "How so?" "Why, the members v.-ent to work and iaid out three  links.-'  "Maybe they're Odd-Follows.  r  Toronto Bricklayer Believed of those  Terrible Troubles ��������� Medical Soleaoe  Makes Ariotker Move Forward.  Toronto, Ont., June 6.���������-(Special).  ���������Medical science has at length awakened to the fact that Gravel and  other bladder troubles arc caused by  disordered kidneys and that the modern method of curing them is to cure  the kidneys with Dodd's Kidney Pills.  This does away with those terrible  operations that in past years have  been all too connmon.  The case of William Thomas, bricklayer, 158 Mill street, this city, is  one of the recent proofs of the efficiency of the treatment. Mr. Thomas  tays:���������  "I had been troubled with Gravel  and Bladder Disease for seven years.  I had to go to the hospital and have  water taken from me. I.tried medicines of different kinds, but they  failed to remove the trouble.  "Hearing of cures by them prompt-:  ed me to try Dodd's Kidney Pills,  and after taking them for a time I  passed a stone the size of a large  bean. Four boxes of Dodd's Kidney  Pills made a complete cure iii my  case." "  * Kansas City has the unenviable notoriety of leading in the proportion  of divorces to marriages,' there being  but* four marriages to every divorce.  It was the jockey, that fell 'off bis  horse   who   said   he had  no   use   for  tips.      -     - " ��������� ���������<:'���������  A SEA SONG.  A vert sSrPt ami a flowing sea,  And wind ttuit follows mst,  A\u\  tills  the while ami  rustling sail.  Ami  bends  the gallant mast;  And bi'inis the giillaut wast, my boys,  Whil-** liko ihe t-agle live.  ���������-.way the goad ship Hies, and leavei  Old  England on the lee.  i  Oil. for a soft and gentle wind!  I lizard a fair ono cry;  Jiiit give to m������> the roaring breeze  And white waves hcnvlni; Uk-h;  And white-'waves lienvtui*: hi.nh, niy boys*  The good %h\\, tijrlit and tree.:  The world of waters is our home,  And merry men are we.  Thero's tempest in yon horned moon,  And lightning In yon cloud!  And hark tlie mimic, mariners!  The wind is piping loud;  The wind is piping loud, my boys,  Tho lightning Hashing free���������  While tlie hollow oak our palace It,  Our heritage the soa.  ���������'Allan Cunningham.  I    "Hli-gin.*-- anrt hij, Wjfe IllUSt  Q.et on      (;,,n,,r:il  R,.|reatovitch   appears   to  very happily,'" said the gossip.  "Slu*   e.jmmand the  Russian*,  says  slu-  never  scolds  him."    "That  doesn't, ind,cate happiness,'" answered Mis* Cayenne. "It is said. T;  shows thai she considers him beyond hope."  Tht- manWacuire and sale ni to-  Imcco is a State monopoly in Aus-  rria, which nets the national treasury over S27.000.000 a year.  MIXARD'S LINIMENT is (ho 0J1iy  Liniment asked for at my store and  the' only one we keep for sale.  All the people use it.  HAULIX FULTON*.  Pleasant Bay,  C. li.  Tho clQ.ck placed in the hull of the  llolborn Borough- Council is at least.  250 years old,  and has beon   in    the  possession of Die-local "a'atlfonCies  for that'-period. It ������������������still keeps {rood  time.  THK WOULD IS FKLL OF PAIN'S.-  The aches and pain.-, that aillh't humanity aie many and constant, arisinir from  a multitude of iiulistinguiKlial.le i-auses.  but m the main owing to man's neirli-  cence in takiinr care of the.health. I.)r.  Thomas" Kclectn'c oil was the ouli-oini  ot a universal cry for some .spec-ilk* which  \\nul������l speedily relieve pain, and it' ha.-  filled its mission to a remarkable decree.  rJ"he warship truely is a grand  .  iiut perishable trinket.  It  takes five years to build it and  A. half an hour to sink it.  The value of the crops grown in  Xew South  Wales for the ye;***- onrl-vl  CROUP, BRONCHITIS,  WHOOPING COUCH  Aro Ailments Which Cause Great Anxiety to Mothers Who aro  Not Familiar with the Curative Powers of  Dr. Chase's Syruo of  Linseed and Turpentine.  on March 83st'lust  was =1:3,000,000.  Y  HOW'S    TWIST**  i Wo *offei* One Hundred Dollars Reward for  any case of Catarrh. that cannot he cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure  F. .1. CHENEY & CO., TolPrto, O.  V?o, the underslpnfd, have known F. J.  L^heney for the last to years, and believe him  perfectly honoi-ahlp In oil business transactions  ���������iiul financially aide to carry out any obll-ratlnnn  made by Uu-ir firm.  WEPT A TRtMX,  Wholpsalo Drucrirlsts, Toledo. O.  WAITING. KIN VN * MARVIN,  Wholesale nrnss/lHtH  Toledo' 0  Hnll'o Catarrh Oure Is tnken Internally, noting  directly  upon   the  h|���������vl  and   iniicnuo  sor-  faceii  of the aystem,    Ti silnionlnlti sent  free  Prion 73c per bottle.    Sold l*>* alt DrutwliU  Hall's Family Pills iir<? the heat.  j    Stranger (to Highlander'in full ,xuii-  , form)���������Sandy,  are   you  cold    in    the  winter    with    the   kilt?    Sandy���������No,  'mon: but, I'm nigh kflt wi' the'ennld.  Tho earrings worn   by  Italian    wo-  Hollowav's Corn Cure is a siieeific for  tlu> reinovnl of corns and warts. We  have never hfarrl of its failing to remove even  the worst kind,  ''When your father comes home I  shall tell him to give you a whip-  pins-." "Hold on, ma: let pa' remain  neutral���������don't drag him into this affair."  THE HASTINGS COACH.  Ghostly   Leg-und   AltiM-litd   t*  tha Uodi*  nf tlit Ewrl of l.onrio**-*,  Mr. T. P. O'Connor tolls the following in his Mainly About People:  To many prominent Scottish families there is, as is well known, attached some ghostly legend or other, generally taking thc form of,  weird music or a similar manifestation, which is believed to forewarn  death of some member of the house.  Of such a nature is the, famous  "Hasting coach," which is said to  be heard (although not seen) driving to the door, When the death is  imminent of any member of the ancient family of -which the Earl of  Loudon and Lord Grey de Ruthyn  are now the heads. Lady Victoria  Kirwari, mother of the lady who has  for: some years past devoted herself  to further the material and moral  welfare of tho working shop girls of  the West End, had good reason, she  used to tell her intimate friends, for  believing in the truth of this legend.  Her brother was the fourth and last  Marquis of Hastings, who died in  1868, in his twenty-seventh year,  after a career on the turf alike brief,  brilliant and disastrous.  Lady Victoria's story was that she  was dining in her brother's company  ,(1 think in his* own house) in , tho  autumn of 1868, soon after the Newmarket October meeting, when Lord  Hastings was seen on a race course  for the last time. Tn the middle of  dinner she. heard the grinding- of  carriage wheels on' the-gravel /outside, and. -immediately afterwards' a  loud ring at the door bell-. Tlie'servants apparently heard nothing, but  -the���������young��������� Marquis���������instantly���������rose-  from the table, and said he would  go. himself and. see..who "had arrived.  ���������A few moments later he returned, t'o  the dining-room' with a white," fape  and a- .strange smile,, and, looking  around . on the assembled* company,  offered to wager��������� a large sum that  there, would be a,funeral from the  houso within a month. Threo weeks  later he himself was lying dead in  an upper chamber. Tho ghostly  warning had come to no'ono in the  room except his sister and himself���������  for it is hen rr! only by those of the  Hastings blood.  It is a serious question to every  mother as to how she can best combat croup, whooping cough, bronchitis and similar ailments which are  sure to attack the little ones at  times least expected.  The hollow, croupy cough comes  with terrible foreboding as it arouses  the hopelessness of battling against  a disease which frequently defies the  most skilful physicians. ,  In croup, above all other diseases,  prompt action is of the greatest importance imaginable. With Dr.  Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine at hand any mother can effect almost instant relief when the  children are struggling frantically for  breath. By sheer force of merit it  has won its way to popularity, and  is known all over the continent as  the most effective treatment for  throat and lung troubles that science,  has ever devised.  Mr. W. McGee, 49 Wright .avenue,  Toronto, Ont., states:���������"There is no  remedy in iny opinion that can act  more promptly than Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine. It  cured my son of croup, absolutely,  in one night.     We gave him a dose  .when he was black in the face with  [choking.    It gave him instant relief.  jDuring   the   night   he   took   several  doses; and in the morning woke   up  bright,   perfectly   well   and cheerful.'  II must   say it is a wonderful medicine."  |   Mrs. J. W. Lloyd,   Albion   street,  Belleville, Ont., states:���������  "In the beginning of last winter I  (took a very severe cold, accompanied  j 'with a  bad   cough,   and was almost  ,laid up for a time.    T. tried several  | remedies;    but   with    indifferent   results.    On the advice of a friend   I  Igot a bottle of Dr. Chase's Syrup ot  Linseed   and   Turpentine, and   found  that  it relieved   the cough at once.  JBy the time I had taken the one bottle in j'   cold   was   gone,   and I   can  truthfully reconnnend it as a splendid remedy for coughs and colds.  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and  Turpentine, 25 cents a bottle, family size (three times as much) 60  cents, at all dealers, or Edmanson,  Bates & Co., Toronto.  To protect you against imitations  the portrait and signature of Dr. A.  W. Chase, the famous receipt book  author, are on every bottle.  )  "T suppose you had n perfectly  lovely .time at Wexford's house par-  ty?". "No it wns a liy.yle. Mrs,  Wexford lias'so Utile tnet. She was  always arranging ii thnt the men  would pair oil with their wiyes,  T.MkVi .-\<*f'l.\'i; KXWKfiiKS I*K\ IVKI).  Constant implication to 1 ilsim *���������:- is n  tux upon tin' oiiprfsioh, and it llieiv he  not relaxation. lassitude nml ili>iiivssi***n  , Hio sure to��������� inlorviw.   Tho want  of I'Kor-  '' fliriii*'h"r*M(i" troubles. '  Tlie  want   of i*v..->.  , j-.-ciNo f brings -on vei'vous irregiilnrltios,  ���������tuiN the "stomach cotiROH to assimilate  food properly. In this rond I tion l-ar-  inelcp's Veiretnhlo  Pills will  he found   ������,  v. rcHuipomtlvi* of .rare power, restoring tha  ��������� organs to lienltliful action��������� (ilspollini.' <lt<-  pr.i'Sinlon,   nnd   reviving  x\w   tlAKirlnp: on-  ���������Ol'fflW),  Crumbs of comfort never come from  eating crtickers in boil..  Many n man who says lie luis civut  Iiresi-nee of mind, iwuuiges successl'iil-  ly to conceal it.   ^  '���������S-V'v  -Vt  ��������� "\VlWi\ young; ���������fellers begins a-cottrt-  M<" j������������ii.irr.'Wirtbl' Hnlceiio -of Now  UiiT'ftc.v', .'"tlioy. Jest -;gll,H ci'ir/.y, un'  .'itliMA Ihnr, boy ,liin,()' ii:ini������. nln't no  .H'xcoptioii,!,'' "WhiU's .Mm bin n-doin'  '' now?"'.'������������������'nKked: dtl^ii'iiiiu'     Sounreop,  '.Mliuigi'd i( In?, illiin't go Inter town  ',<''ost;er'(lJ,\v nii' flmniil. n��������� hull slxponco  fur n leiitlibi'tishl"  I  To be sure, you are growing  old. But why let everybody  see jt, In your gray hairP  Keep your hair dark and rich  and postpone age. If you will  Hair Vigor  only use Ayer's Hair Vigor,  your gray hair will soon have  all the deep, rich color of  youth, Sold for 60 years.  13. I* .M" ayarjo ytan oW, nnd !Jim  a thiol-, f low? aaai -Klein h������fr wklfh it ft  1 A man in trouble is apt to discover that his friends are not ns friendly us Ihey might he.  Wlian I.nnl Mlntn Wt*i X'ra*.  "Ono of the Crowd," writing to  Tho Now York Wun, upon tho contradictions I'u tlio news from the  Kent of war, says: "1 remember  onco roatling In a mngu/Jiio article,  writton, I bi'llovo, by tho present  (lovnrnor-tloneral of Cnmuln. of a  coiTeHfionclont In tlu* Inst Afglinn  wnr, who submitted to the ���������prom  censor with the British army a lut-  ter iuteiiileil for transmission to his  pnpor, in which a plci iiresiiiiio de-  ficripllott of Afghan neenery wns  given, with crocodiles In tho rivers,  and palm tvooa nlong their bunks*,  The censor sent I'or the writer, and  pointed out to him tho absurdity of  putt ing. crocodiles Into tlio icy waters of tho rivers unrl piiltn treed  whoro nono could flourish, but the  I'ori'i'sponilent Insisted that, tho British public would bo sntlsflod with  nothing loss: and so, us thorn woro  no niilitiiiy secrets to bu oxtrncUul  from tlio sunrliuiH ntul pnltn trooB,  the letter went  forward."  weniWr  IW   '^tr  for  f 0. ATM CO.,  l.tv.wtl. Mm  White flair  It talcon about twonty-flvo dnys to  mako a bank noto and   gut it fully  How She IMiAiirpil 11 Ont.  "Ih It trtio," nskod tlio bonutlful girl,  "thnt tlio .Inpniiouo novor klssV"  "I bojiovo it i������," Uio timid yoxmg  man roplloil,  "Whnt a (jncor country: Hnve you  ovor notlood that tho .Tnpnnoso oil ������oom  to hnvo a snd, sort of hopeless lookV"���������  <JlJle*i������o Itg-'nrd-Hontld.  A MmliltMi (*tu������Ntlon.  ProfoHBor .Jowott wan nt n dlnnor In  London. Ho snhl 1o a yon nut man wh*  Willi ono of tli<������ (jticsN, "What xx'tia tlio  Hiidib-st ovont In hNtory?" Tho yonnit  innn. rnni'li takon iibnck, Htainiiiurwl  out. "llobert KNniere." "Nn," snid tlift  IllllStor.   IVKIII'dlllW   Illlll   t'OlllpllHHioilltte-  ly, "It wan thi' dentil of l-'itlatiiK."  An tC.moit.. ftoiuoii 1'i.tM.  Thero is probably no old English  custom so rich in interesting' . lheia-  ories as tho paiicake-tossiiiK ceror  inony of which the hall of Westminster ' School was recently tho ,-sjC"^nj}.  The custom, which is known,'������������������������������������.t'^^he  boys by tho unaesthotic naitVo;;*^'!)!  "tJrease," has iin unbt'okotv -hiStibVy  which takes us back to tho'duys of  Queen Liesa, when as numy as 800  boys would scratublo in ono tumultuous beup for tho possession of a  solitary pancake. lleiiengo Finch,  first Karl.of .Nottingham, groveled  with tho rost long years boforo ho  subsided into tho no Iras covotod  Woolsack, .John Drydeii, tho parson's boy from Northamptonshire,  struggled on the door with young  Christopher Wren; and from tho  crowd of pnnenke-snatcheri in 1743  you might hnvo jiickod out William  Cowpor, Wnrron Hnstlngs and Charles Churchill, all very siiuill buys, to  whom the pinionko loomed iiuicli larg-  or than tho laurels they Inter won.  And atiioiig tho scrambling crowds  of other years wen? .lohn Locko,  Charh������s I.ongley (di'Stined to bo Vrl-  mnlu of nl! Knghuid), 'Edward fllb-  bon, Lord lUtgltin nml many another  boy who wafl to win much grantor  tropliloR In tho bltf world outslilo the  sohool wnlls.  .Thon think of tho stories fthoso  wnlls could tell had they but  tongues, Kdwnrd tho Confossor  wntched tho building of the nrehos  on which tho "school" rests; King  ���������Jojm wns signing Magna Chni'ta  when tho vory walls which re-echoed  tlto boys' shouts this morning began  to rise on tho sito of tho dormitory  in which generations of rienedictine  monks had slumbered. Hoys wore  lonrnlng thoir lessons In tho some  hall yonrs before Oliver Cromwell  wns born, end for throo centurion all  { tho clnssos of Westminster .School  wero hold where the p.nti.-.ke wa*  tossud. to-d������y.���������Westminster tlazottt,  Drairarnil nnd nnitiieil.  -TorkliiH-Dniggoil and voliboil! Why  <MJi t  you  I������>Uv'   iftjlui:  avliuii   i,iin.u   in  tlio mnttor? .Iobson-1 can't. I sup.  ppso tlio follow had my pornilsslon.  You soo, lio wns w,v dot'inr^  ISTBt PRtPfRE������TIALlO?CIGAR  Youill   Enjoy Every Bit Of It.  **  Fortier Ltd-Montreal  (Ion. Kurop,ntkin"^i{;'jtltft6'i,mlnod now  to advance, but whotltoi" in the direction of Tokio or St. Potorsburgh will  depend .entirely on circnmstivncos,'  Ask for Minard's and take no other,  ('lenient ine wns tolling' how hor  modem Homoo made lovo to her on  tho porch, "Anil did ho swear by  the pule moon','" asked her chum,'  "Ho didn't have timo," sighed ���������(,'Jiuii-  entine. "How wns thnt?" "Ho  heard pa swearing by tho front  steps,"  "Ybu can't got round tho fact that  two nnd two make four." said tho  man who argues vonemontly; ."That*  rule' doe's very woll, for smull  amounts," answorod Sena tor Sorghum, blandly. "Hut when you tako  ���������two million and two "million, and put  '���������?iii together in n. trust, there's no  telling how many millions they will  amount to,"  ���������*������������������   ��������� iiib^-iii������.������������������mmwmmmtmmw  1 Keep Minard's liniment in the tfonse.  Now .England makes two-thirds of  the boots nnil shoes produced 'In tho  I'h I tod St nt e.s.  I.ll'clnniv   Hoiip���������ilMnl'i'i'lnnl���������-Is   Htroviif-  '*���������    i -I'lini'i"1!*-!    h\*   th,'  iuwIIi'iiI    |it'dl'i>M-  hIoii  iik a Hivfpguni'il   MgnliiHi    InfectioiiK  iliseiiHi'K, >>'2  ll   liiki'K nini'o than one rucorhoiso  to miiko a horso-rnco.  ToHS���������floorgo told mo how much ho  paid far my rlngf 'How much do you  ���������.milk It wns? ,Iokh--I don't know,  but It doesn't look to bo worth it.  Toss���������Worth whin ? .Ions���������Whnt ho  told y.yii ho pnld for it."  I( .Miur i*li| hi ri'ii are trouMeil with  worniH, uko tltom Mother ('nivi'N' Wurni  Kxlt'i'iiil'iiHini'i wn fi'. hu ro nml I'lTi'i'Minl.  Ti'.v li. mnl iiiiiiK tlit" Imi'i'ini-iiifiii In  ynu r eh fit I.  Siiilth���������Why do so niuny little men  marry big women? .lonos���������Tlmt ie  hardly tho wny of it. It's the big women that marry tlu. liltlu men.  I "How did thai priin.i dimnu cuino  to lose hor volco?" "Woll," anwworoil  i tho linprossnrin, "somo ��������� pooplo sny  Kilo snug too much, but my personal  opinion is thnt   shy ��������� lost' It arguing  [about. Hillary."  Curinubeni ninl nioloiih im- "foi'lil'Mi'tt  fini'' to ninny jiorNuim no I'liiiHtittiit'il  lbut Hip Imist liiiltil-jviiru Ih fnlUnverl by  lUtuckH of clioloru, tlyseiiiery, ifrlplng; ������tc  ' ��������� i.s,. ' .'i'mi||-j M|.,> unl aviire ihui thi'V  can iiululffo to their honrlN' coin put l(  i,.oe im* i< on fin in i ii lmitii.< of in-. ,|. p.  Kollou'tf'w llyKuntry I'uihIIiiI. n hum I i.i mi  Hint will u'.Mt Miiineiliiiii) rolii'f, nml i* i%  wire iiiro for iilbwiiiiiiiier coiii|iliilatii,  Hussinns uso por capita n trill*  more than one-third . as n.ui'h soap  as the people of tho United St utes,  ������~?"  Chviiiiilpn,  Chemulpo boars tlio stinie rolutlon to  Korea im Tnuipa iloen to riorlda. Tho  forinor is midway down tlio Korean  peninsula on the Yellow son const; tho  hit tor Is midway dowu Florida oo tbt  gulf coast  Cross ?  Poor man! He can't help tti  He gets bilious.    He neHs i  good liver pill���������Ayer's Pills.  They act directly on thc Uver,  cure biliousness.     kZ.T*  j The treaty between tho United  I States and Culm giving a preiVreiico  I to tho lull or'w siie-nr is Itolnlm-' tn t-,..  istore tho West Indian sugar tratio  wuii  r.iiuttuiti.  Minard's Liniment Lumberman's Frieni  J. 0, Ay-no*.,  l^w.ll,k������aa,  ���������m*mmm, .,l^������**������wtM���������<���������������������������������*. ������������������ 'ii���������i-mNiM  Waot your moustache or beard)  A beautiful brown or rich black ? Use.  BUCKINGHAM'S DYE  Insurance    losses    in    iho   Unitoil  |   '     t ���������'  * . * , ,'' ,      *    .������',,*������..,      , ��������� .' .       ,  ' * .       , * f ."I *.     t " *���������. L  i months oi  this yoar anioimt, accord-  ling to tho Clucitgi! Moruld, to #MH,.  *i(Wl,a,"ilt, iiii    liioroiiso   oi   ���������iU;������,'i������tl-J2,-  ftou ovor the sumo period ni  Inn.'l.  ,       ... a  Whon a widower begins to toll his  iriiubli's to ji mkJiiw she knows he ia  going to n-4; her to shore them.  iffg!.rail.  IMMUIOM-HHH  W   N   U    No   484 ti^mmm^^itM^'hgimmnrwm ie w^tAr* ���������*  ISgUSD EVUIiY TUESDAY.  \  JJiJtfipliOU  , .$? oo a year,  ���������na. #. 3n&-?r������on, flfcgr.  ������-  isr 4,dvertisert who Ayant their ad  *iatigea, should set copy tp by  ^ a.iu. day before issup  The'Editor will not be responsible for the  yiews, seatimente, or any errors of coroposi-  Jlpu ofletter eorrespouclijpts.  Job Work Strictly C. 0. D.  $rda������iept Ads Cash in Advance.  'JljyB-re is a .determined effort being  ���������made in several of tins Western  plates to adi-pt methods <*f preventing fo;.est fires which result front  the operation of railways Regula-  ���������tions have also Keen suggesti-d-^y  the Canadian Forestry Association  for tjie proposed Transcontinental  Railway. The Government has  bt-en asked by the Association to  require (contractors t.o enter into an  a-ati-u^ui to establish at such sea  sons as may be nectary an effec  tive patrol along the lines m der  (Construction, and that the officers,  both of the governuuent and the  railways, be rtquired to use all pos-  s ble diligence to pi event the slart-  i.i-- or spread of fires through deft-->  ������ive equjpmuit or through the  careles ess ot the operations er  neglig*. nee of the flinplcyees u.dcv  },h*-ir ppnlrol.-Jii.n emus invention.-'  have beeu mr.de by railroad men  with a view to prevent tbe starting  of forest fires b*. the ?paik= of loco  piptives. Toniinimize these clanger-  ���������some of the Western American rnil-  jruads have adopted a specially con-  ^tTiTc t ecTh ood-gi m pie -a n (H nex-pen -  eive, whii h is extended about two  feet above the top of the smok  stacks,' and interferes but little, if a  >11, with the draught. Sparks aie  deflecuid downwards and fall harmlessly on the roadbed. The growing  scarcity of Umber nnd the inch-as ���������  ing danger ot destruction by fire  ���������aiake this a matter of great importance espepjally in the lumbering  districts-.  O  If*. <Wf  rfJ^x  iSti-J.  Various comment, criticisms and  liUt-cuseionB, on suhjeo.ts pertaining  tp women appear very frequently in  ahuotit every paper or magazine we  chance to read, such as "Tlie Higher Education of Women,"  " Why  Women do not get married," ifec.  Suggestions have been made that if  girls took the Higher Educatio   into their scheme of life, they should  be thoroughly educated in something ond not have a more "examination" education, a smattering of  ���������forty nrtu nnd Hciences, with a thorough assimilation of none.    U is  fundamentally necemiry that a girl  should thoroughly understand aU  the duties of a head of a household  Most gjrls expect) to pot murried, if  God ia pood to them, and tho notion  that a good education incapacitates  thi-m from being good wive* i"d  ���������moitoors is not to he considered,  XSeHtidos tlie necessity of being an  agioeable home maker, the girl requires something c-1ho to  (ill bur  higher lifd and make her an interesting member of society.    There  would be liltlo pleawure in life font  mnn who married a girl intolleciu*"  * ally undeveloped, who could only  talk about her physical iiiimnntB.  how xci Voovt bonne, in.tl talk plibly  only with drcBMiiakcrf, apd with  her neighbors, about the ''newtat  Btylo in  huts and  frocks,"   whnt  kin-ti oi t������ lilu -Auitiu iiio niitit li.*..i i  per hups a   ntrnng  inclination   to  spend  his uveningri at a club or  publio place of armwment.   And  iu his next incarnation he would no  doubt Hilvoruztt fur un iiiUtl.ctmiiU  companion, wah a fnir knou.'nl^c  of cooking thrown in.   Tlif������r*������ is no  limit to what h woman cun, will,  an i might do.   If ehe wants to le  IV doctor, ehe makes hereon one;  if  Kootenay Steel Range  A GOOD BAKER  The oven in the Kootenay Range is scientifically proportioned to the size of the fire-box, so that no more fuel can be  burned than is absolutely necessary to heat the oven.  The oven is lined with heavy sheet steel, which is a great  radiator of heat anc} iosprcs  a uniform heat throughout  the oven���������np danger of a  Joaf of bread being half done  pn one side ^m4 |>y.ri}*?4 on.  ihe other,  The I\ooteqQy Range is  built .on scientific principle?  throughput, and should be  carefully examinee! before  buying ^ny pther,  Sold by all enterprising  dealers.  Booklet free,  WQaTy's  ajncJon, Toronto, Montreal, Wmnipejf, Vancouver,  ,*.   St. John, N* B.  C. H. Tarbell, Sole Agent.  W~  -   .      L-T-������  ^���������*  *.-+,*,  A Bank Account  ���������'*.,.    AND A   -    .,  Full Pocketbook  she desirea to write a book, she  writes it; in fact she can preach,  read Jaw, take charge of charitable  institutions, drive, fence, play golf  send a message by telegraph, anH  as a yeller through the telephone.  will never hnve an eqnal. Go  wherp you will, there is a woman,  lovely or plain, ready to care, chide  amupe, .instruct, rule, guide and  lra*d~t;he~way-f or ^ha-ltirg���������m a rir���������lf~  she keeps on, h-.<w��������� will the slender-  chested young office men and ligh'  fellows in tenuis suitsstand against  her? There ia no limit to her ambition, she "will Himply take the1  ballot, and that will be the, end of  it. In,-answer to "Why Women do  not get married" there seem to be  no alternative except to remark,  that whenever an eligible man pre  sents himself, the dear girl* are not  backward in coming forward, thev  are ull the same, whe'her old girls,  middle-aged girls, younjr^ugly or  pretty, indeed, thfy areenftaged in  a  veritable   tug-of-war  until   the  prey is. captured .  It is only;tlie man of position  and means who is in demand, there  are very few old-fashioned love affairs like those of grand mother's  time. Tho wom-tn of today will',  marry simply to better her position  in life, nnd for the comforts and  pleanure a man will be able to give  hor. Is it any wonder that tho  c ergy of England and America are  today denouncing iu such strong  terms the ro marriaco of divorced  persons. In vIhw of tho fact 'hut  mnrriHgo is an aot which de'ermines  tho future life of an overwhelming  majority of num and women, the  light and trifling manner with  which multitude* regard it, and  engage in it is as amazing us it is  deplorable, It is wonderful that  sheer worldly prudence and regard  for personal happiness do not make  all men and women careful of tho  manner in which they decide to  marry. Such acts means unhap-  pino-is for a life time and the wreck  of all that makes life worth living,  It ia clearly evidont that tho  Enterprise prefers its items well  " dom*-'* altho' if a. creditor were to  " Juu" then, ofitincr than ten limes  in a week they would probably like  to be und ono. In tho Gun Club re*  port of Saturday, we note that a  member Ih orfditod with having  "done suit ly weii," while "Mtickie"  i:i churned with a ^'milur offonrpon  tlioev^ntof his marruige. Truly,  it is enough to nmku '��������� Le Hoy "  Fuller, (Lois Fuller, dour Kmer-  prise) iunt a c-umuicriwuU-  We repeat, there were no sports  at Comox on the day of the feie and  concert, and no one, with a knowledge of the fact?, can say so a' d  tell the truth. Imagination some*  time carries some people a long  way.  Regarding edits, the News is not  obliged tu enlis: the services of one  of the Public School s-aff for that  -neces-a ry���������opera tion;���������Must���������he���������a-  smail green-eyed monger somewhere.  . . o   There is. a street rumour to .the  effect ,tha,t-MvHobFihah will, in-the  near future deliver a lecure on  "How to write editorials." Mr  Bantam, a bosom friend of the ie-  novvned critic will int. oduce the  lecturer, explaining how it feels to  write an e-say, tho' boosy. Mr  Bantam admits that his friend  Hoolihan is not much of an orator,  but contends that his stag.1 presence  is extremely fetching, lie will treat  "hie audience to that "spit it" ctirring  pelody "Little Brawn Jug" Kir  Bantam will then pai-s the hut  around while the famous orator and  critic will attempt to sh< w that  mental .depravity and vulgarity  should really be the test qualifications for a newspaper writer.  Pueblo, Colo, 8th���������The Mis ouri  Pacific fly or crashed through a  bridge over Dry Creek on the Denver and Rio Grande from Pueblo  at 8 o'clock last night. It is estimated that of tho 125 passengers  on the train, between 80 and 100  lost their lives,  D, MoHarg was released from  custody on Friday night. Thero  was no intention of laying any  charge against him,  St Petersburg, 8th���������A private  telegram from Chefoo reports the  loss of the Japanese protected  oruiwrs Chiyodu and Itsukushima  by the exploit n of mines off Port  Arthur to-day.  Russian military ci roles are  much disturbed over complications  which are said to grow out oi the  presonce of tho Tartar General, Ma,  in Mongolia ' which they believe  forms part of the Japaneso plans.  It U argued that if Gen, Kuropatkin after a light iounu himself  headed off by Japanese troops at  Liao Yang hia only line of retreat  will be via Mongolia.  Liao Yang, 9th~*A great battlo  has been fought in the neighborhood of UoutsatBe on tho railroad  11 miles west of Liao- Yang in  whioh tho Japanese losses are esti-  rn-ited to have been fiom ten to  13,000 and tho Rui-trf-in losses art*  ', iusigniflQautt  Result from a course of training  by mail with the International  Correspondence Schools. We(,  qualify men *nd women for  better work and better pay, nnd  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 nmbitious  people who have increased their  salaries by enrolling for courses  of special training in the  INTERNATIONAL  CORRESPONDENCE   SCHOOLS  TH Wytnlnt Ave., Scrantin, Pi.  UNION BREWING  Co,  NANAIMO,   B.C.  *������������������ " , I        IIWMWI'**MWIIII**iMfc)||IIM||MIIWIM|1|W|WWM1i*MW>WjW,W|M*M-^  The ytarly return ������������������! 'h- Bock B-er season is of interest to the  brewer as well n's the pnbl'<\ and th������  1 ON  E E -R  for   ]?04-  ���������Will-again-.-liow-iliatuspeir.al-'. are-hau-been-tukenJiuh^iuanufauiure off-the-sup-trior-  ^rtiile.    The U linti Br^iug Co.'s Bock has be-m breweed for a number of moutbe  and aioied iu their lauious collars until it lias reached the proper age, aud'is now  ON DRAUGHT AT ALlt liOTRW.  a ui-h-*h ,���������n nw*m*n���������w  Koyal Barfk oP Gaifada  Cupttr4 (paid up)........  Hefjervy Fund.   Uudivid d Profits,..... .  T, HL'KRrVNV.   HKKiUDHNT,  ......     $8,000,000   ....3,000,000   192,505  'E. h  PEASE, GKNJtia^ MahWr,'  BltANGHlAT  CUMBERLAND.  Savings Bank ������opaytmant |4-Deiio^ts of $1 ami u���������.turds received j  Interest ������U  allt.wed at uurreiifc.'j'iiV^' ojiepoiiiide^twioti each year on 30:h Juue a.id 31st Deoerobbr  Drafts on all poiuts boughi������nd8oVil.: ' '  R. 35, WALKER, Managbk.  OFFICE HOURS in to 3)   S.imrday, io to 12;   Open Pay ..Nights, 7 p.m xoop,m  MINERAL    AO'V.  (Fqhm F.)  CERTIFICATE OP IMPIIOVBIMBNTS.  mm*tf9mme**f  NOTIOE.  Lnonm>1. Juirnpt*, Volunteer, Grent Cop-  jittr I'ltiuf, Olinlyu MIihmmI Claim, nitiiato in  tho Nuiutiiuo Milling Divimou of ToXftdn  District, Ti'X.ulu lithititl,  TAKE NOl'ICB that T, Wtu.tm A,  Haukii, mutiny aa agent fur Kil-Aani fnillipH,  Freii Miriu-'i-sUflrtilictuto N.i, B, 7IWD, and  AniHo Civtori, K100 Miuor'n Coriili-ntu No  B, 7108, iutuud ������ixty days from than Iwroul,  to apply to tho Minlnu Ueuui'dur for ti Ctir.  tilii'dio of Improvement!* for thu purpouo of  obtuming n Grown Orant of t. 0 ubovo claim  And fiivt.lim lakonotii'O thnt aotion, uodor  Bootion 57, niMi't l������o ooinmeiiond before the  Uiuauoe nl ttiiuli t'urtilluatu of liripruveinon'H  Dated thin UtJ It duy of May, A.I), 1004.  tmm>aawmm  MINKRAL    AOT,  (Kohm P.)  CERTIFICATE OK  IMpWKyKNM'.  NOT TOE. -^ <".  Vxiets., T������xad������, C.tib^, 'Kojl frflVtloDul,  Oabriola fractional, Toothptolc' fr-tijttonul  Mineral Olalinu, Hlttiate in tlui Nanaimo  Mininir Division-of 'IVxaila Dirttilot, T. xaiin  Inland,  TAKE NOTICE that 1, William A,  RAuirn, aotind ai^ent (or Edward Phillip*,  Freo Mmor'H portilloato No. B. Tlfifill, in-  teiid, sixty days from dato liorenf, to ..ptl*,  to the Mioing Recorder for a CtifUtkuf" et  Lnproveiwiuti for the purpoio of obtuiuiutf  a Crown Orant ni the ubovu uln.nu  And furthtr take notioo ihat aotum undir  too. 37, must be aotniiu.net d hefere tin* i������*������u*  anco of such Certitloate of Int*-rovvmruti>.  \)*.ttd lh.-������ SatU -i.* 0! .NUy. A,\>��������� IfltM.  Rams for Sale*  I have a bunch of 18 RanoB (Silent  ling������) part rogiaterttd, and part full  blood, mnl lots of Ram Lambs,  These nre all Shropshire and an  extra ffood Jot. Having cold my  plato 1 will let them go at a vory  roo-'oriHblfl price to a t-uick buyer,  bintdooi' in lota. Come and nee  them if possible. If not write to  Gi;o. \] BATHBUBMiiL, Hornby Inland,  FOR SAWB.  1B0 Ao.9 Ornwn &rant Land  Ou VALDKZ I8LANC  100..acres in Gra������H Paslwre, auout  J0ji;orei������/|n Memlnw.  Huuse,  Biirnj ��������� Still mo, and other  '"������������������*." Ou'iKwyej*,,  ��������� ' 1 *...'. j i "'.Vj.....      ' '    '*   80 FRUIT fc/hBBSntt'BBARINQ  Woll wttmrtd by a oreek } 2 miles  ti'tiiii VUiurf, h?ving serai-weekly  vteuniur   oallr*   from   Yanaouvtri  *mmmtmmmfimmmK  10 HEAD GOOD STOOJt, Ac, Ao,  a^wmmtwmmmm^mmimmm  Apply this Opfick.  To Lease or for Sale.  A HANt H of 160 aoiM, io Csraoi Dls-  triut, aliout '20 sores olssr and partly o}������a^  m������������iU .*>od Uro.���������Apv'y *>h* OH***


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